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@  Bass X0 : (23 April 2017 - 12:22 PM)

I miss the 80s where the first time I ever saw Transformers toys was on the toy shelves and hadn't already saw the toy from every angle and in motion several months beforehand. It made seeing a toy in the store something very special to me that I can't recapture now.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

I could see Generations becoming a TRU exclusive line, now that I think about it.

@  Xellos : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

Also, Generations weathered AOE, and the TLK line seems to be short as well, so I think we'll still be seeing some room for Generations.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Titans aren't really wide-released anyway. About the only brick-and-mortar chain to reliably carry them is Toys R Us.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:08 PM)

Isn't Trypticon still a long way from now?

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

They wouldn't let a big-ticket item like that get cancelled.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

Counter argument: They still haven't released Trypticon.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:25 AM)

But yeah, not having any big-name media means it's the most likely, although the premiere series packaging might convince retailers to dedicate more shelf space, kinda like SW Black.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:24 AM)

I'd expect Generations to be the sacrificial lamb since they can't possibly stock RID any less.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:06 AM)

I'm thinking the subline that doesn't have a movie or TV show will be the one on the cutting board.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:05 AM)

Back to TF toys: the question is whether or not retailers will be willing to commit the peg/shelf space for three sublines. And which one will be sidelined if space is at a premium.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 06:28 AM)

No idea.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 03:40 AM)

Sometimes the Shoutbox takes a little longer to catch up to a new avatar.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 03:00 AM)

In the Shoutbox I'm seeing the pink thing instead of that guy with the weird eyes.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 02:59 AM)

looks the same to me. maybe it looks different cause its smaller?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 02:57 AM)

@unluckiness why/how is your avatar here different than the one in your profile

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 02:44 AM)

Revengeance

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

Some people say revenge is sweet. Others say revenge is a dish best served cold. So basically, revenge is ice cream.

@  Verity Carlo : (22 April 2017 - 05:51 PM)

Retribution is fun.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

'Sides, we all know the best G.I. Joe movie is Street Fighter, even if people haven't realized it yet.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

I thought it was... okay. Okay as a movie, kinda fun, but not quite really feeling the G.I. Joe. I heard the sequel fixed that, but I've yet to see it.

@  Daith : (22 April 2017 - 05:26 PM)

Not sure about others but tried too hard to mainstream the idea to the public, making Baroness and the future Cobra Commander Duke's ex fiance and her brother was stupid and convoluted, and the power armor was a bit dumb

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 April 2017 - 05:14 PM)

What's the general opinion here about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

In response to whether Arachnid Base or Orcanoch is the weirder.

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My friend Take: "My vote goes to Spider Volcanobutt."

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

When I find myself in times of trouble, small marsupials come to me. Chattering and hissing, wallabies.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

ROCKO'S MODERN LIIIIIIFE

@  Foffy : (22 April 2017 - 02:07 PM)

Did somebody mention wallabies?

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 01:38 PM)

"Walls of 'bee". walmart will be changing their name during movie time. they will now be called "walbee"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 April 2017 - 12:49 PM)

I'm pretty sure even Hasbro reps have admitted that they went overboard with Bee repaints.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:34 PM)

Parents/retailers want them, it's cost effective to produce them, therefore they get made. Walls of 'bee may not be what we want to see, but here we are.

@  Bass X0 : (22 April 2017 - 12:29 PM)

That still doesn't justify all the barely repainted Bumblebee and Optimus Prime toys in slightly different shades of their standard color scheme.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:26 PM)

The movie toylines are a necessary evil at this point, they help us get nice things so I can tolerate them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 12:19 PM)

Eh, I'm more indifferent to the movies than angry.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Also, I highly doubt that. Judging by how some TR stuff hasn't been released yet (including Trypticon) and they're hyping up PotP for next year, what I'm assuming we'll see is Generations, Movieverse and RID/whatever the next cartoon is running alongside each other.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:02 PM)

I KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENED! IT'S OBVIOUS WHAT'S HAPPENED! I WANT TO KNOW HOW WE CAN MAKE IT UNHAPPEN!

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 11:45 AM)

you are reacting to movies toys overtaking our beloved generations line for the next 2 years. and yes it is

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

WHAT AM I REACTING TO AND IS ANGER APPROPRIATE?!

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 10:50 AM)

Krok? It's happening again...

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Don't forget Kup.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 April 2017 - 09:59 AM)

Perceptor, Topspin, Krok, Quake

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 April 2017 - 01:50 AM)

Whats wave 4?

@  RichardT1977 : (21 April 2017 - 11:48 PM)

Welpers, enjoy Titans Return Deluxe wave 4 if you got 'em. Starting next Monday, Generations is going on hiatus.

@  Telly : (21 April 2017 - 09:40 PM)

wish i knew where my ebay package from china was. no update in 20 days. its due next saturday...

@  BlackMax : (21 April 2017 - 06:47 PM)

It's nice to be popular. :D

@  NightViper : (21 April 2017 - 06:44 PM)

Max Reboot Band

@  Rycochet : (21 April 2017 - 05:13 PM)

*grumblemumblemutterRainmakergrumblemumble*

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2017 - 05:05 PM)

ReBoot reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (21 April 2017 - 05:04 PM)

Fantastic Max reboot.

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 April 2017 - 04:06 PM)

Mighty Max reboot.


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#1 Zodberg

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:41 PM

I have a lot of Transformers. Like, a whole ton. Around 500. And honestly once I stop playing with somebody, there's a good chance I'll forget about him for most of the year beyond having him decorate my room. So to make sure all my toys receive the attention they desire, last year I went through and Transformed all of them into their alternate modes by New Years. This is fun and occasionally frustrating and progressively more difficult each year, especially now that I have Kre-Os. I'm a little tempted to film the whole thing since I have some sexy hands.

Also while I'm transforming everybody, I'm also watching Community or Arrested Development or Golden Girls. 'cause I got a pocket full of Hawthornes.

Anybody else interested in similar projects?
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:09 PM

If 99% of my collectionm wasn't in storage, this would still be a way too time consuming project.

I do tend to transform them all on occasion, but spread out over a year or two instead of a month.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:23 PM

I should probably just count my collection. People always ask me how many Transformers I have, and I don't have a good answer.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:26 PM

If any part of my collection gets ignored for that long I either sell it or it for parts.
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:34 PM

I have a Magmatron so, no.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:50 PM

QUOTE(Smitty @ Nov 12 2011, 05:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a Magmatron so, no.


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I could probably do them all in a month. But I have other things I have to do in December too.

Edit - Assuming that I sleep 8 hours every day in December and only work 40 hours a week (which is a ridiculous assumption right there), that would give me about 12 minutes per bot. Beast Wars and minibots and minispies and Playskool gobots and Actionmasters would give me a good head start.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:52 PM

I'm working three jobs and attending grad school right now.

When I get new TFs, I fiddle with them for a little bit, do up a review, and then put them in storage for the time being; there just aren't enough hours in my day to do more than that.
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 06:08 PM

I really should do something like that... too much dust is all over these guys.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:39 PM

I already keep all of my TFs displayed in alt mode. I only transform them when I pick them up to play around with them, and always transform them back before I put them away.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:06 AM

I just re did my G1 shelf so most of thoses went from vehical in strage to bot mode it took a week to TF everybody and to give thim there weapons and accessorys

But a good count of all my TFs seems like a great idea

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:57 PM

This feels like a thread I see on a certain evil image board from time to time. hehe

I do feel some temptation to try this. It would give me an excuse to reorganize the shelves and another round of rediscovering old favorites and culling the herd down a bit.

I did start something similar while I have been on medical leave. Sitting up in bed reading, I looked over and started trying to NAME every single transformer I could see. I had to do both real name and fanon names where I had changed them for bonus points in my head. I was doing really well as I worked through most of AEC, BW/M, but I faltered as I hit movie and some of the J-tfs. The one that did me in and made me go online to figure out was DotM Cyberverse Hatchet. That's just sad somehow. It was also sad as I passed through movie to see how many times Reverb and Ransack have been recycled of late.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 02:49 PM

I've been reworking a lot of my space, which has had a similar effect.

Man, I never thought I'd have Armada Sideswipe of all toys on display. He and my loose-jointed G2 Inferno are important parts of my new Name Reuse Shrine. Well, okay, they're hidden in the back, but still.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:07 PM

I have 205 G1s on display I dint even know I had gotten over the 200 mark

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:33 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Nov 12 2011, 05:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm working three jobs and attending grad school right now.

When I get new TFs, I fiddle with them for a little bit, do up a review, and then put them in storage for the time being; there just aren't enough hours in my day to do more than that.


Three jobs? that's really unusual in my area! with the scehdules bosses tend to toss employees here not counting extra hours.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:13 PM

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QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Nov 12 2011, 05:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm working three jobs and attending grad school right now.

When I get new TFs, I fiddle with them for a little bit, do up a review, and then put them in storage for the time being; there just aren't enough hours in my day to do more than that.


Three jobs? that's really unusual in my area! with the scehdules bosses tend to toss employees here not counting extra hours.


I've got a newspaper route, I run a Half.com store, and I'm registered with a slew of paid survey sites.

In a good year, the Half.com store and the survey sites will give me anywhere from 1/4th to 1/2th of my pay from the paper route.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:41 PM

I just recently moved and got all my Transformers back in one place again (vs having some at my parent's house and some with me wherever I was living). It took me about 2 months to get everything pulled out, transformed, databased, and on shelves. I have 563, I now know. icon-hotrod.gif So, I probably transformed about 375 of them in some way for display. That project was the most fun I've had with my Transformers in a long while. It convinced me that they're still important enough to me to keep them all.



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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:17 PM

I won't move my older TFs out of storage until I have my own place where I can put them on display...and I know said place is going to be set for at least five years...
But my pattern is pretty much get current wave, store once not current, buy new wave, repeat....

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:08 AM

well 205 TFs where stored in one 33 gallon tub and I have 3 more tubs plus a tote I know im going well over the 1000 mark

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 06:44 PM

Nice project!

With only 100+ (and very far from 200) Transformers it's not hard to change they all to alt mode and back icon-hotrod.gif
Good to remove some dust, too...

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:02 PM

I've probably gone past a thousand now. But i've never really counted.


I tend to not transform them much. I tend to like just playing with them in robot mode. Although, I'll just fiddle with whatever strikes my fancy at any time.

Some of them are figures I own because I like their robot mode design. So I don't feel bad that theres a few I play less with.


I know theres characters I'll gravitate to playing with more than others. Like I'll usually fiddle with most of my Megatron and Optimus Figures from classics till now. To the point where I've actually gotten a few extras.

Mind you those are figures I want to stay in my collection till I finally get too old to really be able to keep them anymore.


If I were to sell anything I play with the least. It would be masterpiece Figures. Don't get me wrong I love them. But I don't transform or touch them for fear of breaking them. And, if my collection gets too large and dosen't have suitable space. I'll either box them or sell them. Because they might end up becoming a liability.

Especially MP Megatron whose Fragility scares me. He's more of a toy that I only own because I used to fantasize about a figure like that being made when I was in my early teenage years. It's basically something im proud to just display and hardly touch. It feels like one of those imagined dreams come to fruition type of toys. I can forgive the toys fragility and the fact that I don't fiddle with it.

It feels like your imagination from youth come true. And thats satisfying enough for me. To be worth the cost of the figure.

Edited by MonsterFromMars, 28 November 2011 - 06:05 PM.