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@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 02:18 AM)

Can I just say that right now... I hate the USA?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

There are languages where the days are named for numbers and Sunday is "one". Like Arabic.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 01:31 AM)

Isn't it sort of a religious thing for Sunday to be the start of the week but most people just go with the first day they go to work for the week?

@  unitremover : (20 January 2018 - 01:02 AM)

I feel like I've known plenty of Americans who'd say Monday is the first day of the week.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

Personally Monday will always be the first day of the week for me. The notion that Sunday is somehow the first day of the week seems completely nonsensical to me.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

I'm fairly sure it is in Australia, but that tends to get blurred because of US influence.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:19 AM)

(It's Sunday here in the U.S.)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:18 AM)

Anyone here live in a country where Monday is considered the first day of the week?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 08:40 PM)

Maybe?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

But do they search barf?

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Under water, the fish don't stink.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 07:42 PM)

I read that at first as "Everyone is a fish...."

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2018 - 06:08 PM)

Everyone has a fetish, I guess.

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 05:56 PM)

I parsed it as "search barf" at first.

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 05:05 PM)

Robowang nude hiden cam photos

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 02:54 PM)

Oh, hey, that's not the search bar! Whoops.

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 12:48 PM)

reflector camera mode

@  MEDdMI : (19 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

But did you get a Snowbombcyclopsragnarokdoomstorm like the US NE got last week?

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Netherlands? We got one hell of a storm here in Germany the other day too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  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?


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Sonicron in stock at BBTS


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#1 NightViper

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:12 AM

http://www.bigbadtoy...mp;picture=aux1

The attention to detail with the paint ops makes this a lot more awesome that it would otherwise be.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:20 AM

Yeah, I was turned off at this before, but it looks awesome now. I remember his face being kind of wonky, but here it looks crisp and wonderful. I may be able to justify this now.

I mean...Soundwave!
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:51 AM

If I had more that just one tape that turned in to a tape it might be worth in. I think I'm happy with ML Soundwave Classics Overkill Universe Ravage, and Ratbat, and United Rumble and Frenzy.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:53 AM

The Botcon version is said to be pretty damn bad, toy wise. Even if they improved the QC and articulation from that version, the proportions are still awful. Even lacking tape during feature, the Music Label one is far superior.

QUOTE(Smitty @ Jul 6 2011, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If I had more that just one tape that turned in to a tape


A tape that turns into a tape? Holy crap.

Edited by C16, 06 July 2011 - 10:57 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:12 AM

Seems like they have a lot of them to go around, but I'm really wanting to hear the reviews on the regular release version of this before I bite. I'm hoping the bad review was just due to it being a slightly unfinished preview version that was available at Botcon. I can deal with the proportions and the leg articulation being less than ideal, because I do really like the way he looks otherwise, but I can't deal with bad joint tolerances and quality control on top of those things.

I really want to like him, because Music Label Soundwave is super boring.

Edited by Jeremy, 06 July 2011 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:20 AM

I would have been interested, but besides the terrible proportions, and that part sticking out from his back, the flimsiness and backwards knees kinda kill it for me.

It's a shame too, doing some alterations to the transformation, and sacrifice some altmode accuracy, and he could have been great.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:04 PM

I was expecting a blue Unicron figure modded with hedgehog spikes.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:07 PM

And seriously, if anybody has already ordered him, don't skimp on the reviews! Situations like this make reviews crucial to my wallet and my monies.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Jul 6 2011, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was expecting a blue Unicron figure modded with hedgehog spikes.

Now that's a better use of customization fodder Unicron than having him as a combiner base.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 01:16 PM

I'm astonished at the attention to details.
I'm seriously tempted to get it, he looks to be about the same price as ML Soundwaves last time I checked... except he's way more exciting.

That said, I am hoping some reviews surface to help me decide.

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#11 mx-01 archon

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:24 PM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Jul 6 2011, 09:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
backwards knees kinda kill it for me.


He doesn't have backwards knees. The joints in his thigh are transformation joints, the proper knee joint is further down.

As far as proportions go, they're not ideal, but that's what happens when three-dimensional physicality interacts with a blatantly cheaty design. And really, he's not all that far off from Device Label Blaster, and people give him a pass for whatever reason.

Edited by mx-01 archon, 06 July 2011 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Jul 6 2011, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Shanghai @ Jul 6 2011, 09:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
backwards knees kinda kill it for me.


He doesn't have backwards knees. The joints in his thigh are transformation joints, the proper knee joint is further down.

Oh he does? Guess that reviewer on /toy/ never figured it out.

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As far as proportions go, they're not ideal, but that's what happens when three-dimensional physicality interacts with a blatantly cheaty design. And really, he's not all that far off from Device Label Blaster, and people give him a pass for whatever reason.

Blaster's proportions still look a bit better, maybe because the bulk seems more solid.


Still waiting for the day when we can get a truly definitive Soundwave toy. I love the Generations figure, just he doesn't have the gimmick. And then there's Cybertron, which had the gimmick, and was damn near perfect, except those damn legs.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:43 PM

I heard from people who handled one at Botcon that it was kind of a floppy piece of crap and felt pretty cheap for the price being asked. Can anyone corroborate/refute that?
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:45 PM

Review here:

http://www.tfw2005.c...4-sonicron.html

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:15 PM

I'm pretty sure that's the exact same review that everybody else is talking about (with that crap about the backwards knees). No second opinions yet.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:22 PM

Seems they could have engineered the thigh closer to the knee, and then fold the lower leg in half to give more bulk. It would also keep the lower legs from looking so wide and thin. Other than that I like it.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:28 PM

I definitely like the new pics. I am uninterested if the review holds true, but if not and the quality and articulation is good, I will buy it.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:30 PM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Jul 6 2011, 02:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Jul 6 2011, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was expecting a blue Unicron figure modded with hedgehog spikes.

Now that's a better use of customization fodder Unicron than having him as a combiner base.


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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:32 PM

That, uh.

That looks a lot worse than the G1 toy.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:14 PM

QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Jul 6 2011, 06:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was expecting a blue Unicron figure modded with hedgehog spikes.

Ah, good, not just me...