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@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)

@  Bass X0 : (08 May 2021 - 05:39 AM)

Yes, Nightbeat and Siren would have been easy remolds of Chromedome - just give them new chests and each other's Titan Master heads. Fangry and Squeezeplay would be remolded from Twinferno with their own Titan Master heads. And Horri-Bull would have been remolded from Wolfwire.

@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

@  walruslaw : (28 April 2021 - 09:33 PM)

dagrimbo

@  CORVUS : (27 April 2021 - 08:11 PM)

Indeed.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 April 2021 - 04:59 PM)

CORVUS: considering that reply, I'm pretty sure this was just another instance of Bass posting poorly-defined drivel as if it were profound.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2021 - 04:24 PM)

Given the last year and a half or so, is it any surprise?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

People are snapping already it seems.

@  Kaon : (27 April 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I like the Shattered Glass Megatron's alt mode

@  CORVUS : (26 April 2021 - 07:30 PM)

I'd like to know what society he's talking about, and what qualifies as "nothing", TBH.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 05:09 PM)

I don't see the point in such a poorly defined "everyone is terrible" statement. He's not complaining about any specific people or specific problems.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 April 2021 - 05:06 PM)

I do not see anything about Bass's comment that felt a need for you to attack him.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Bass: does that "everyone" include yourself or are you just trying to act like you're better than everybody without actually proving anything?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2021 - 04:10 PM)

Mostly it's "oh, don't say that right now" and "better learn when to duck".

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2021 - 04:05 PM)

There's something to be said about society when everyones just an inch away from snapping over nothing.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 April 2021 - 02:17 PM)

WalMart is a cruel mistress. Today she runneth over...tommorrow, she'll be barren as a desert.

@  -LittleAutob... : (26 April 2021 - 12:21 PM)

I love Wal-mart now- They have way more Transformers figures than Target- last night I came home with a WFC Authentic Wheeljack even though I was torn between wanting TFP Arcee and TF: The Movie Blurr, two figures I have never ever seen before-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Spelling intended lol

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Curious Geogore

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2021 - 07:54 AM)

"My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio"

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

New JoJo villain, GoGio

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

Is this a Jojo?

@  Nevermore : (25 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

Now I suddenly have a character with the name "Gorgeous Georgios" in mind.


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#10681 Dake

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Posted 26 April 2021 - 02:57 PM

Wow no kidding? That's rough.


 
 
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Posted 26 April 2021 - 03:34 PM

 

Has the retro F.A.N.G. been spotted in stores?  I got one from Walmart.com, but the pilot's elbow was stuck and in the process of trying to move it, the forearm broke off.  I'd like to replace it, but it's sold out online.


Just saw 3 F.A.N.G.s Saturday at a Walmart about 45 minutes away. Didnt pick any up, because the arm breakage thing appears to be widespread.

 

 

I found some myself this weekend and picked one up.  Now I'm not sure if I should open it or just return it unopened.



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Posted 27 April 2021 - 04:09 PM

Follow-up:  I opened the FANG and the figure is fine.  All the joints move without issues.



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Posted 28 April 2021 - 05:37 PM

omg I forgot how funny this was


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Posted 28 April 2021 - 09:47 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=YGCUolFKrMY

 

Big Daddy John Warden is back in G.I Joe as Brand Manager, Lenny is still on the design work as well. 


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Posted 30 April 2021 - 01:02 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=YGCUolFKrMY

 

Big Daddy John Warden is back in G.I Joe as Brand Manager, Lenny is still on the design work as well. 

I realize he can't do anything about the challenges of developing, producing, manufacturing and distributing during a pandemic. But I do like his Joe track record, and I think he'll do right by Classified fans. I also think Retro would have been a stronger product if he'd been in charge of it--I imagine he wouldn't have given us "Screaming Duke" on a14-year-old buck.



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Posted 30 April 2021 - 08:13 PM

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=YGCUolFKrMY

 

Big Daddy John Warden is back in G.I Joe as Brand Manager, Lenny is still on the design work as well. 

I realize he can't do anything about the challenges of developing, producing, manufacturing and distributing during a pandemic. But I do like his Joe track record, and I think he'll do right by Classified fans. I also think Retro would have been a stronger product if he'd been in charge of it--I imagine he wouldn't have given us "Screaming Duke" on a14-year-old buck.

 

 

Yeah, pretty much. Some of the figures were so close though.

 

Wave 1:

Snake-Eyes: Good but misses the mark with the lack of goggled head I guess.

 

Storm Shadow: Good but not the one they show on the card art, maybe that one was too expensive to produce with it's jetpack. Mind you even though the sculpt is excellent, the shoulders are restricted by the angle of the upper torso's sleeve cuts. 

 

Baroness: not bad, imagine if she had a new head sculpt though.

 

Wave 2:

Roadblock: So close, still baffled by the tooled up Classified head shrunk down and doesn't resemble ARAH Marvin F. Hinton at all.

Destro: Perfect, well done.

Scarlett: So close, the head sculpt is a glorious one. As she is she's a prtty good figure, but why the Cobra trooper harness that was ill fitting for the SDCC Transformers set Scarlett? why those lower arms, the torso I can accept. Legs were great.

 

Wave 3:

Duke: absolutely comical. I wish I had 2nd pair of arms so I could give it the 4 thumbs down.

Lady Jaye: Nice, great to see her get the better face paint apps the 50th one suffered with. 

Cobra Commander: eh, the stripe is nice, but man... cut and paste the SDCC Missile Commander Commander and call it a day eh?

 

Vehicles:

HiSS w/Driver: Great

AWE Striker w/ Crankcase: Nicely done. 

FANG w/Pilot: looks alright, surprised by the all new tooling for EVERYTHING tbh. 

 

I really want to know the behind the scenes work and decisions for this line.


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Posted 30 April 2021 - 08:49 PM

You forgot the biggest problem with Roadblock - no ankles!


 
 
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Posted 03 May 2021 - 07:44 AM



You forgot the biggest problem with Roadblock - no ankles!

 

Alas I did indeed forget about his ankles or lack of due to those legs being used. 

 

On a brighter note I finished Operation Baroness:

 

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Head casts from AVAC's Lab that were a custom short haired Baroness (using the SDCC Baroness from the  Transformers set) combined with casts of the Resolute Baroness hair, cast in a nice and flexible material.


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Posted 03 May 2021 - 05:41 PM

Just picked up Flint and Lady Jaye at the local Walmart. Subsequently I canceled my order at Pulse.

Oddly I think this was the first I ever saw Classified figures at my Walmart.

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 10:47 AM

Walmart shipped my preorders for Retro Lady Jaye, Duke, and Cobra Commander.



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Posted 04 May 2021 - 07:49 PM

Classified Lady Jaye's Hat vs Hair situation is a tad awkward. Pulling the hat out I noticed it had hair coming out from under it already and was like how do you get that on top of her head of hair already? Didn't realize that its a hair swap. So classic Lady Jaye, Renegades Hat look, or Bald is beautiful with some weird ridges and making her face look like a mask


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