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@  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.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"Gobots" is the G2 Autobot Color Changer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:01 PM)

@Shrug That would be "Go-Bots".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 January 2018 - 03:16 AM)

At least you still had a big beefy super robot with giant guns.

@  JasperGunner... : (14 January 2018 - 01:47 AM)

My first Prime was Cybertron Prime. I was too stupid to know how to transform him lol

@  Shrug : (13 January 2018 - 11:15 PM)

My first Prime was Transmetal Primal. Second was RID Prime. My first Megatron was actually Gobots Megatron. I just didn't know he was Megatron for like 15 years. I often used him as "Roller" for RID Prime and I assume he's never really forgiven me.

@  Telly : (13 January 2018 - 10:39 PM)

my first prime was g1 prime actually in 1984. saw him at a store and begged my grandparents to give me my christmas money early lol

@  unitremover : (13 January 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Mine was Beast Machines deluxe Primal but I don't think I knew he what he was at the time.

@  Dekafox : (13 January 2018 - 09:32 PM)

My first Prime was actually LioConvoy... followed by Fire Convoy

@  Shrug : (13 January 2018 - 11:57 AM)

@Telly, but G1 Rodimus's vehicle mode is so durn sexy

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:30 AM)

PMOP was my second, and my first Optimus.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 January 2018 - 04:29 AM)

My first Prime was Power Master Prime.. And though Titans Return had Power Master Prime.. Power of the Primes feels more like Power Master Prime to me.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:17 AM)

Still wanted Hot Rod too, though.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:17 AM)

I had Rodimus Prime as a kid, he was the first Prime I owned, and I loved 'im.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 January 2018 - 12:27 AM)

At least he doesn't feel like he's about to fall apart in my hands like Masterpiece did.

@  Otaku : (12 January 2018 - 11:50 PM)

As a kid, I remember being confused that Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod had separate action figures. I thought there should be one that you could change between the "two".

@  Telly : (12 January 2018 - 10:59 PM)

'86 rodimus prime was a joke, even by '86 standards. it BARELY qualified as a transformer and his face was terrible

@  Bass X0 : (12 January 2018 - 05:05 PM)

He's leaps and bounds above the original 1986 Rodimus Prime, it's unbelievable. That's more of a criticism to 1986 Rodimus Prime's simplicity though.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 03:14 PM)

Rodimus is insainly complicated at first though.

@  Bass X0 : (12 January 2018 - 03:07 PM)

I like to imagine that Orion Pax has his own Cybertronian vehicle mode even though the toy doesn't have it. It would be Orion Pax evolving into Optimus Prime, but Optimus Prime cannot turn back into Orion Pax (even though the toy obviously can).

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 03:05 PM)

Orion Pax? Only into Prime's truck mode.

@  Locoman : (12 January 2018 - 02:22 PM)

Timeout. Does it convert?

@  Dekafox : (12 January 2018 - 02:06 PM)

You mean: *var mode

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 January 2018 - 01:50 PM)

*Sorry to be that guy, but *vehicle.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 01:11 PM)

I love the leaders.. Just complicated! I am semi disapointed that they didn't somehow get Orions vehical mode in there though.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 11:48 AM)

Possibly. Cause I didn't know how to transform his legs and was pulling the poor guy every whichaway

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2018 - 11:44 AM)

Maybe paladin just got the last one built on friday?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 11:42 AM)

Dunno about that... He seems pretty damn stable with as much as I was pulling and twisting.

@  Paladin : (12 January 2018 - 11:35 AM)

apparently he breaks easily. my interest has all but worn off.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 11:17 AM)

Rodimus is more complicated than I thought.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 10:57 AM)

I know I said PotP was Power Masters... But Prime -really- is very much desinged like the original PM Prime

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2018 - 10:46 AM)

And BBTS finally shipped mine! Will be another two weeks till they get here, but still! At least some good news today.


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#1 Echowarrior

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:08 AM

I'm wondering about the possibility of Fansproject putting out a recolor of the Protector armor to go with the recent club toy for Sideburn. I think that it is possible - they repainted and rereleased the City Commander armor, what, three or four times? In any case, I wouldn't complain if they did.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:20 AM

I would definately want it (with a remolded head that looks similar to RID Sideburn). It definately would make business sense, and would likely go as fast as Shadow Scyther. The main problem I see, is scalpers, and if certain questionable business practices occur, like holding back stock to jack up the price later, if it is going to be an exclusive to a particular store... But I guess this has become the norm.

Any buyers would have to be quick on the draw. I think this will happen.


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Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:51 AM

I don't see why they wouldn't, if they released one for the clear Rodimus.

But there are chances they won't either. They are more Side Burns then there are Gentei Wildriders and SG Rodimus figures combined I believe.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 01:30 PM

I recolor for the Battle in Space version would be nice...

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 01:34 PM

Shadow Scyther doesn't look half-bad on Sideburn. Plus, bonus Chain Scythe.


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Posted 26 August 2011 - 01:57 PM

Yeah, ever since we saw this image before Side Burn was released...



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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:45 PM

That face mask looks awesome on him.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:50 PM

I think the red and gold one already works for "SUPER MODE!" ... but maybe Reprolables here and there adding colour fades would solve the drastic blue/red boarders

If they made a Dark clear blue it would work well for both, perhaps then they'd just need to include both faces
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 05:15 PM

Well, right now I hear KO makers are looking into making a KO Protector, so I'd imagine they'd do recolors, even if the original Protector maker did not.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 05:59 PM

KO makers can go sit and spin.


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:07 PM

yeah the only thing worse then kos are kos of 3rd party stuff

wait, does that make them 4th, 6th, or 9th party... LOL
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:20 PM

No, they are still 3rd party, just a DIFFERENT 3rd party.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:44 PM

One that does 0 design and engineering work. So, again, hug those guys.

And I like how you use the phrase "the original Protector makers", as if anything's up for grabs. The original Protector makers are FansProject, the people that sunk the time and money into designing, engineering, and marketing the thing.



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Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE(mignash @ Aug 28 2011, 09:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, they are still 3rd party, just a DIFFERENT 3rd party.

Except they're stealing a design and engineering from another third party

So, quite frankly, they can go and get stood on. I want to give money to Fansproject for making the damn thing, not Bob McKnockoffs

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:04 AM

QUOTE(Mecheon @ Aug 27 2011, 10:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(mignash @ Aug 28 2011, 09:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, they are still 3rd party, just a DIFFERENT 3rd party.

Except they're stealing a design and engineering from another third party

So, quite frankly, they can go and get stood on. I want to give money to Fansproject for making the damn thing, not Bob McKnockoffs


Please do so. Supporting Fansproject is a great thing. I was commenting that if Fansproject didn't do a recolor CHMS might do it. Yes, they steal molds. We know that. It's what CHMS does. I only buy stuff from them when it's impossible to get otherwise - ie hundreds or dollars for the real thing, or a new color no one else released it in. Obviously if Fansproject makes a Protector recolor it would be higher quality anyways.