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@  unitremover : (22 February 2017 - 09:36 PM)

I haven't been up there in a while but one of the Walmarts around here still has AOE deluxes out. Some of the CVSs do too.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2017 - 09:34 PM)

It's been the same thing in local stores for ages up here.

@  BlackMax : (22 February 2017 - 09:33 PM)

One near me is the same - I swear they have over forty Deluxes there, all from many months ago.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 07:43 PM)

my walmart finally filled those empty tr pegs. and of course its a mix of waves one and 2 (wave 1.5?)

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:11 PM)

Got Highbrow, Skullcrusher, Scourge, and Chromedome for $5 a piece

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:10 PM)

My Walmart had a Generations Rattrap hanging for the past 2 and a half years, and in trying to clearance it, inadvertently marked down the entire Generations Deluxe assortment.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:09 PM)

A shelf warmer's ultimate revenge: being around long enough that in trying to clearance it...the store marks down the entire SKU!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Eh, he would've gotten beaten up if the government sent just about anyone.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:56 AM)

Regardless, literally everything I've ever seen (and a lot on tfwiki) attributes Megatron's slide into violence to Whirl beating him up while in custody. Maybe not like flicking a switch but Megatron's line "You made me. You taught me words were weightless without force" kinda spells it out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I'm not sure if there even was a specific turning point, but he didn't seem kill happy yet when he was with Terminus, and that was after Whirl beating him up.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:24 AM)

It was also before any sort of uprising or him actually doing much of anything.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:20 AM)

I mean, the whole thing didn't start as "the great war". It was an uprising that eventually morphed into a the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:17 AM)

Yeah, of course it's before the war, Whirl beating Megatron while he was in custody was the tipping point that made Megatron turn violent.

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:08 AM)

again

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:04 AM)

Forgot this wasn't a search bar

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:03 AM)

hascon

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 05:12 AM)

But the thing with Whirl was before he started the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 03:28 AM)

Like so many awful things in that universe, it's basically Whirl's fault.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 12:51 AM)

for about 10 minutes. then he got all kill happy

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 February 2017 - 10:27 PM)

Wouldn't IDW Megatron kind of count since his main reason for instigating the Great War was to overthrow the Functionist social order?

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:05 PM)

(I haven't read IDW at all please don't sue me)

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:04 PM)

Tyrest? He was chief justice, even :p

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2017 - 03:24 PM)

I kinda want an Autobot to have the function of "Social Justice Warrior".

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:20 PM)

Even we have limits.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Good. But let's agree not to do one for Tecumseh.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Shitting Bull.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:54 AM)

or spending a lot of time taking a Squatto?

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:49 AM)

nice

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 11:42 AM)

Just hope it's clean or you'll be meeting Pukeahontas.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 10:39 AM)

Snackajawea - REAL Native American food prepackaged for your snacking pleasure!

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:03 AM)

Oh wait, figured it out. Doi...

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:02 AM)

I'm kinda disappointed how they messed up Legion Bisk's hands so that his front wheels can't roll.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 February 2017 - 12:45 AM)

One of the Walmarts near me has some pegs full of Wave 1 TR deluxes.

@  Paladin : (18 February 2017 - 09:39 PM)

https://twitter.com/autobase_aichi/status/833142409005391872 ....is that an MP DINOBOT teaser?!?!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 09:35 PM)

Yeah, never seen a Titans Return Hot Rod

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Or Hot Rod. D=

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Wow, seriously? I don't think I've even seen him here. =(

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 07:50 PM)

Yeah Mindwipe shelfwarmed like crazy in Vancouver.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 February 2017 - 07:36 PM)

My Walmart still has a Rattrap floating around. My frustration is I've seen Hot Rod and Doublecross, but still haven't seen a Highbrow

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 07:02 PM)

I still haven't seen any Wave 3 Deluxes aside from the Triggerhappy I got off eBay.

@  Pennpenn : (18 February 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Fairly sure the Target near my work still has a CW Wheeljack hanging around the Wave 3 TR deluxes. Just wish we'd gotten Wave 2 deluxes...

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:53 PM)

CW deluxes from the later waves clogged the shelves real bad.

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:52 PM)

Correction: TR deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 06:47 PM)

Generations deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

Hm, interesting. Some of the pegs seem to have the correct names when they've been shelfwarming for a while. So like Mindwipe would be on a peg labelled MINDWIPE next to WOLFWIRE, etc.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

It would make less sense to track individual figures when they're ordered by the assortment anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Nope. walmart tends to scan the first UPC of the assortment, then use it for the entire assortment. Actually tracking data makes to much sense.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 02:37 PM)

So hey I bought Triggerhappy from Walmart a few days ago and just notice the receipt said TRIGGERHAPPY on it. Not the assortment name or whatever. Are they using this info to better track character sales or something?

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I think there was a premonition panel in the Devil's Due TF vs JOEs

@  Bass X0 : (18 February 2017 - 05:28 AM)

When an app asks me to give a review or a rating, I decline, but I always look at other people's reviews before I get an app.


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#21 Cat

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:54 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Nov 15 2011, 12:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're right Cat. The DST website confirms it.

I'm pretty sure I'm the one who made the error in the first place so icon-wildride.gif and I fixed it.


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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:43 PM

Page, Teeth.
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Transformer mouths had no interior detail in the original cartoon.

Counter point,



Question, how often did this style get drawn? I want to know if it was uncommon, or if Heavy Metal War was a one time thing.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:56 PM

That Ironhide isn't exactly what I'd call "on-model."

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:09 PM

Short of Akom tracing, things rarely were...

But in all seriousness, that's why I brought it up. I only have the Season 1 DVD and just wanted to confirm if it was a one time flub or something that happened now and again.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:24 PM

That's the only time I've ever seen them drawn with teeth to my memory. That they're not painted like teeth kind of proves they're not intended to be there.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:06 PM

Heavy Metal War has a weird thing with teeth. At one point we even get a rather more detailed shot of Spike's teeth and gums than usual as well.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:13 PM

QUOTE(Blot @ Nov 18 2011, 08:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Page, Teeth.
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Transformer mouths had no interior detail in the original cartoon.

Counter point,



Question, how often did this style get drawn? I want to know if it was uncommon, or if Heavy Metal War was a one time thing.

In Ultimate Doom Part 3, when Brawn gets shot, in the following close up of his face you can see teeth and tongue.


And in Heavy Metal War, I think even Megatron was drawn with teeth and tongue when he was shocked by the giant Autobot hologram.

But as Walky pointed out, it's very unlikely that those were supposed to be drawn at all.

QUOTE(abates @ Nov 18 2011, 10:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Heavy Metal War has a weird thing with teeth. At one point we even get a rather more detailed shot of Spike's teeth and gums than usual as well.

That was redrawn for the broadcast version. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by D.M, 18 November 2011 - 04:21 PM.


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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:06 PM

Did up two articles on DOTM merchandise:

DOTM-themed Ring Pop candy

DOTM Jumbo Coloring & Activity Book by Bendon.

I've been meaning to do the former for a few months now, but every time I sat down to do it I kept getting sidetracked or interrupted.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:01 AM

QUOTE(D.M @ Nov 18 2011, 04:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In Ultimate Doom Part 3, when Brawn gets shot, in the following close up of his face you can see teeth and tongue.

And in Heavy Metal War, I think even Megatron was drawn with teeth and tongue when he was shocked by the giant Autobot hologram.


It's also probably worth noting that both episodes were clearly handled by the same team of animators at Toei, so this slip up seems to have been restricted only when these guys animated any episodes. I think teeth first started cropping up in Masterforce; Toei certainly changed their animation style to include for them by Victory.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:09 AM

Huh. Just noticed there's an Optimus Prime bust missing from the DST section.

It's of just his head, neck, the base is the top of his torso/shoulders.

http://i101.photobuc...81/IMAG0175.jpg

It's the one on the left in this photo (the flash completely missed the white writing that says his name on the front)

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:37 AM

If you can PM me the info (date of release, sculptor, etc) I'll add it in.

I just bought the regular busts, none of the head ones.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:26 PM

Today IDW released a promo book called Dark Secrets of Infestation 2, this year's equivalent to Classified Secrets of Infestation. There's no Transformers text story this time, but there's a four page comic story. It's unclear if it's just a preview of Infestation 2 #1 or an exclusive story for this freebie, and HoS Optimus appears in one panel. Is it worth its own page, especially if it turns out the story pages are actually from an issue that'll have its own page later?

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:28 PM

If a Transformer appears in it, it's worthy of inclusion.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:59 PM

That reminds me, we still need an article on the Hasbro NYCC comic. (Does anybody here actually have a copy?)

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:33 PM

QUOTE(Moon Captain @ Nov 23 2011, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That reminds me, we still need an article on the Hasbro NYCC comic. (Does anybody here actually have a copy?)


I haven't ever been to a con in my life, so no.

Heck, I likely can't even afford whatever the NYCC set is going for right now.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:15 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Nov 23 2011, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Moon Captain @ Nov 23 2011, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That reminds me, we still need an article on the Hasbro NYCC comic. (Does anybody here actually have a copy?)


I haven't ever been to a con in my life, so no.

Heck, I likely can't even afford whatever the NYCC set is going for right now.


The NYCC comic did not come with the NYCC set. They were completely separate items.

And the NYCC set is still going for $30 because it's still in stock at HTS.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:28 PM

I have a nice pdf of the whole thing cover to cover, but likely not gonna have any time soon to write it up proper.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 08:13 AM

Could there be an article about evolution of character designs? From early Diaclone/Microman designs to final animation model sheets. Or could there be a gallery of earlier designs for each characters bellow the trivia section (the missing designs would be filled with pics from first 4 TF issues as possible earlier designs)?

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:16 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Nov 23 2011, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a nice pdf of the whole thing cover to cover, but likely not gonna have any time soon to write it up proper.

ZacWilliam, what with Thanksgiving, my Mom's bday, Skyrim, and the Old Republic Beta...

Well, you could upload it somewhere and let those without lives (cough) to do it.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Nov 24 2011, 12:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Nov 23 2011, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Moon Captain @ Nov 23 2011, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That reminds me, we still need an article on the Hasbro NYCC comic. (Does anybody here actually have a copy?)


I haven't ever been to a con in my life, so no.

Heck, I likely can't even afford whatever the NYCC set is going for right now.


The NYCC comic did not come with the NYCC set. They were completely separate items.

And the NYCC set is still going for $30 because it's still in stock at HTS.


Thanks for that. I wouldn't have bothered to get it otherwise.