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@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 January 2018 - 01:09 PM)

There were no shelfwarmer Altenators where I lived.. Cause no one ever got them in. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (15 January 2018 - 12:57 PM)

I have Alternators Nemesis Prime since he was a shelf warmer here.

@  unluckiness : (15 January 2018 - 10:07 AM)

You wouldn't want to anyway

@  Chromedome113 : (15 January 2018 - 07:21 AM)

My first Prime was Alternators Optimus, I still can't transform him

@  Shrug : (14 January 2018 - 06:42 PM)

Ah. I'll try to remember that, but I keep forgetting "Gobots" the Autobot even existed.


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#1 Dante

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:27 PM



Of course I left Bumblebee. icon-waspy.gif Might want to prioritize these on your hunt if you want a Sideswipe with decent paint apps, though.

Sadly the Primes were still cased up, and I didn't feel like opening them myself, but believe me when I say you won't have any problem getting one, they had three solid cases full at this one rinky-dink store.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 12:12 AM

QUOTE(Dante @ Jun 7 2011, 09:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Of course I left Bumblebee. icon-waspy.gif Might want to prioritize these on your hunt if you want a Sideswipe with decent paint apps, though.

Sadly the Primes were still cased up, and I didn't feel like opening them myself, but believe me when I say you won't have any problem getting one, they had three solid cases full at this one rinky-dink store.

I very highly recommend Sideswipe. He's so pretty.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 12:31 AM

Axalon Rattraps. Safe. Humane. Yeah, right!

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 01:26 AM

I like that Sideswipe, only cause he's colorful enough to be a different character.

My Walmart never even got that Cornettor set, though, so we'll just see.
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 01:50 AM

And here's a picture from the picture thread.



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Posted 08 June 2011 - 03:01 AM



Good thing i got Bumblebee and Optimus before they were out as well

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:23 AM

Don't suppose they've made any tweaks to make that Sidearm Sideswipe head transformation not jam up, have they?
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:37 AM

Sadly, no. It's still a pain to pull out.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:40 AM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Jun 8 2011, 02:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like that Sideswipe, only cause he's colorful enough to be a different character.


He's gonna be my Movie Sunstreaker.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:25 AM

He's been out over here in Sainsbury's for a few weeks now and he flies off the shelves. BB warms them in his absence. Grab him while you can.

I already liked this mould, but the new colour scheme is a beauty and matches well with Topspin (not 100%, but close enough).

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:33 AM

Glad Optimus won't be hard to find, but I'm sure we'll be seeing him for a long time to come (maybe; it's about the right price and character to be a big seller for Christmas).

Don't care for the other two.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:11 PM

QUOTE(Dante @ Jun 8 2011, 10:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sadly, no. It's still a pain to pull out.


Weird. I had no problems at all with Sidearmswipe or Rallyswipe. Both head mechanisims work great on mine.

And good lord, this toy looks BEAUTIFUL in person. Pictures can't convey how vibrant he looks in person.

edit: Cross posting some photos I just took!



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Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:59 PM

Eh, I think i don't like the SASS repaint because of its yellow head (just doesn't work well, to me) and the fact that it's the closest they've come to doing Tracks from this mold, but it's clearly not him. Nor does it make a good Sunstreaker.

Also, went back to WM again today; no exclusives yet. I settled on using my gift card for DOTM Voy Megatron and the GL: Emerald Knights DVD.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 06:02 PM

My store only had Prime. Plenty of Laserbeak instead, though.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:37 PM

Space Case probably can't be far behind yay! This Sideswipe does look pretty good. Can he stand more easily than the first mold?
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:55 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Jun 8 2011, 08:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Space Case probably can't be far behind yay! This Sideswipe does look pretty good. Can he stand more easily than the first mold?


Absolutely. It's really a great mold; one of the best movieverese deluxe cars there is.

Also, anyone have both deluxe Optimus and Voy Megatron? I'm kinda hoping that they're roughly in scale in vehicle mode.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Jun 8 2011, 06:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like that Sideswipe, only cause he's colorful enough to be a different character.

My Walmart never even got that Cornettor set, though, so we'll just see.


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