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@  tigerhawk : (17 April 2021 - 03:52 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 06:55 AM)

No, he's just old.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

I think he might have had a stroke...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 04:55 AM)

Phrasing!

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:05 PM)

NEED

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:04 PM)

BEAST GENERAL

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 07:04 PM)

I dunno if to call them the worst salesperson ever or the best.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2021 - 01:33 PM)

They must not have really wanted to sell you anything.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:19 AM)

This just happened to be the first time one ever gave up and walked away immediately after ringing the bell. Like, no patience at all or something.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:17 AM)

Covid didn't stop salespeople from coming to my neighborhood. They are still a consistent annoyance.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Random like "Why does god allow terrible things?" or random like "You can see them too?!?"?

@  Echowarrior : (16 April 2021 - 07:36 AM)

And yet, I still have to deal with random idiots on the street asking me random questions.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2021 - 04:04 PM)

door to door salesmen (or those offering religion) certainly are one of the things lost to COVID that I've missed the least

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:07 AM)

They rang the bell and were walking away before I even got to the door mere seconds later.

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:06 AM)

I just got ding-dong-ditched by a salesperson.

@  tigerhawk : (14 April 2021 - 01:20 AM)

Sure he's a peeping tom but every single Scottish person does it!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2021 - 03:04 PM)

Yay! optimus primal just arrived. So now there's... nothing for me to look forward to till scorponok drops... hmmm, I didn't think this through properly...

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 04:26 PM)

It's an older title which recently got a remake so...

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 April 2021 - 01:10 PM)

Ah yes- I think I've heard of that game before. I may be thinking about something else though.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 08:03 AM)

It's a video game. You get hired to revive and restore a series of derelict space stations.


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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:17 PM

Looks like the Lego Thread got eaten in the recent issues.

Character Builders, the ones behind the Doctor Who minifigs, have gotten into the blindbag business. $1.99 each, found at Target in their collectible cards wall by the registers. First wave has two astronauts, a race car driver, construction worker, two soldiers, one special ops soldier, two ninjas, two knights, and a zombie with exposed brain.

These do not come with baseplates or bricks, just the figures and accessories.

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ETA: WARNING! These have the same "random? whuzzat?" collation of the first Marvel Blok sets. I grabbed a stack of six packs, and five of them were the white astronaut, probably all of the copies of that figure in the entire box. So unless you plan to buy the whole box, stir it up first.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:32 PM

Love the subtitle. icon-hotrod.gif

Gonna have to check these out... any pics out there? My Google-fu is weak tonight.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:58 PM

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:31 AM

Thanks!

Hmm, I think the CB style is just a little too... cartoony for me to really get into. They just feel overly rounded. Might pick a few up and see if they grow on me though.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 02:04 AM

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 02:36 AM

Very well done EVA

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:40 AM

LEGO Speech Bubbles!



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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:42 AM

QUOTE(Redjack Ryan @ Nov 12 2011, 07:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
LEGO Speech Bubbles!



Saw those in the store about a month ago. Would have found it cooler if it didn't look like their speech bubbles were trying to strangle them.


-ZacWilliam, also, they're something that would be cooler as a free pack-in but isn't really worth paying for IMO...
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:45 AM

What I want, after playing the free level with my son is some actual Lego Universe sets.

-ZacWilliam, even just a figure or two in a blind pack set...


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:56 AM

Saw the new DINO theme sets and the new green stripe NINJAGO sets at TRU this AM.

All LEGO (except SW and MINDSTORMS) are BOGO 1/2 off today.

There looked to be 5-6 different DINO sets and I picked up the cheapest one.


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:57 PM

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That was amazing.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 02:45 PM

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:30 PM

Yeah, TRU.com has the new Ninjago sets (minus that sweet boat), and the new City sets - along with free shipping, no minimum purchase. I took advantage of it to finally get that Alien Conquest HQ and the new Forest Police Station.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 08:33 AM

http://www.bleedingc...arts-next-week/

Whoever said that you can?t base your movie on millions of lumps of knobbly plastic?

Warner Bros has greenlit a live-action/animation hybrid based on the world of Lego, which will apparently feature flesh-and-blood stars in an 80% Lego world. Australian animation company Animal House (best known so far for their work on Happy Feet) have been chosen to create the animation, winning the film incentives from the Australian governenment and the state of New South Wales.

Variety reports that more details will be revealed when the movie starts production next month.

The movie is set for release in 2014, but it may be delayed until 2016 if someone trips over on set.


HA!..wait maybe this means we will get a LEGO land here !

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:33 AM

Picked up two of the Character Building blindpacks today. Got the Black Ops guy and the Zombie by feeling them out. They're the only two I wanted, so I'm not likely to go back for more. Cute, but not something I need the whole set of.

I was wondering if there were any codes out there, but Google still yields virtually nothing about them. Additionally, I'm not seeing any sort of potential code--there's a 13-digit number stamped at the bottom, but it's the same on both. The packs seem exactly the same.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:11 AM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Nov 14 2011, 05:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was wondering if there were any codes out there, but Google still yields virtually nothing about them. Additionally, I'm not seeing any sort of potential code--there's a 13-digit number stamped at the bottom, but it's the same on both. The packs seem exactly the same.

If they're the same as the Doctor Who minifigs then I don't think they'll have any codes on them. It's just a case of feeling the bags, which has left me with 4 spare Eleventh Doctors and a couple of Amy's in my search for Rory and River. I eventually found Rory (annoyingly, the same day I bought one off ebay) but River, who is packed 1 per case, still eludes me.

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Wow, check out some of the new snake-men: on Brickipedia. Some have two heads! icon-hotrod.gif And man, they couldn't even be more inspired by Yuan-Ti. The higher ranking they are, the less humanoid they look - the generals have both snake heads and snake-tails for lower bodies, just like the D&D monster's 'abominations'.

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Nov 13 2011, 04:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, TRU.com has the new Ninjago sets (minus that sweet boat), and the new City sets - along with free shipping, no minimum purchase. I took advantage of it to finally get that Alien Conquest HQ and the new Forest Police Station.


Yay! Hope they arrive in Europe soon, too. Can't wait to do some Fang Shuei rearrangement in my flat. icon-hotrod.gif

How much do the single-carded Ninjago sets cost in the USA, btw? Here, they are quite pricey (about 13$).

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:27 AM


Saw some of the new sets at TRU. I really like that snake shooting shake copter. Just a cool design. The black car was a little generic batmobiley for me but the minifigures we're cool I'll have to get at least one Snake Man at some point.

Those were the only two Ninjago on hand but they had the Big TRex base, med. Pterosaur, and small raptor sets for DINO. I want to like these more because I love LEGO and love Dinosaurs, but they havn't wowed me yet. "Dinohunters" has been done so much since JP in media and toys that it feels a bit Generic. My wife has decided that they're actually unlicensed Terra Nova Legos. icon-arcee.gif I'm hoping the triceratops set excites me more when I see it.


-ZacWilliam, I want the Lego Superheroes already. I need the Superman/Wonder Woman set but I really want to see more Marvel pics..l
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:22 AM

I fail at Doctor Who blind bags. I went through all the ones at the local Hastings (they now have the bags for $4 each) and was sure I'd gotten some Daleks. Instead, I got the Doctor, a Silent, and THREE Amy Ponds (all the common version). Since I already had a Doctor and an Amy from an Amazon purchase, not exactly the result I was hoping for.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:09 AM

I bought 7 of the Character Builders from Target. Just randomly grabbed them. Five are for my sister for Christmas and I opened two for myself. I got two of the white astronaut. I'll be keeping the visor down and using it as a placeholder River Song for now, of course!

And Dave, once you find a Dalek, you know you've found a Dalek. There is no mistaking it. It's just ridiculously beefy in that baggie.



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