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@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 11:31 PM)

After we get a couple of Pretenders. And a Titans Return Star Saber (not a difficult retool from Galvatron).

@  BlackMax : (23 April 2017 - 10:21 PM)

I really do like all the attention to the 80s toys, being from that era myself. However, I would be really happy if (let's say post Trypticon) the Generations line turns to the 2001 RiD line, Beast Wars stuff, and moves forwarda bit.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:19 PM)

I'm curious because I'm not an 80s kid nor have I ever held an actual 80s toy in my hands, but I'm pretty sure a mathematically significant portion of 80s kids here do have a like for cartoon accuracy.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:15 PM)

How much of this community favors versus not favors the current Hasbro design team's general trend of accuracy to classic 1980s toys and lack of attention to any other era of Transformers?

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 07:36 PM)

Telly, ah, got it.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:41 PM)

"You can do magic things!" "It's called evil, kid."

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

Potatoes don't have ears. That's corn.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

little furry potatos

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:24 PM)

This potato's got big ears...

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:18 PM)

The potato rebellion will be swift and brutal.

@  Waspinator : (23 April 2017 - 03:48 PM)

IT'S WATCHING US

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

yeah, at the time im posting this, theres a "2" next to it and me and fruitloop are shown to be the 2 people reading it

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:33 PM)

i think it just means that someone is reading the shoutbox

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Re The Rise of Cobra: I like bad movies and action sequences involving elite ninjas, so I watched / fast-forwarded through it on Netflix a couple of years ago.

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:23 PM)

Can anyone tell me why the Shoutbox has a notification (a "1") when I login sometimes? I scroll through and don't see anything addressed to me. What does it mean?

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I miss the 2000s when my local stores got new toys more than once a year.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 01:09 PM)

I mean, it might be hard to not know about something before release at all, but the degree of familiarity that you described is only attainable if you intentionally seek things out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:59 PM)

That's at least partially your own fault. The "in motion" part sounds like you even watched videos, which require conscious effort, unlike pictures that might be hard to even avoid.

@  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.


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#1 Meister79

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:30 AM

http://tf.takaratomy...cron/index.html

Peaceman, Fracas and Aimless.

From 28 December 2011, by spending 3,000 yen or more at participating stores on Transformers Prime merchandise, customers will receive a free Mini-con.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:36 AM

Ah hug, looks like I'm probably going to get these again.

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Though these are not nearly as cool as the first ones IMO, and are basically the PCC versions only solid.

This variety of colors would have been good for the last 2 United ones, but with these they don't really match the originals or the others, just like solid PCC versions.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:46 AM

I'm still wondering if praying Leadfoot's Minicon is going to be redecoed and come with a United Artfire.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:58 AM

Peace, man.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:06 AM

Still don't know why Fracas is getting a second figure too. Unless they need someone to do twice (if they're planning more).

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:08 AM

That's 3 more PCC Mini-Cons in opaque plastic that'll last a lot longer than the originals!

Edited by Sprocket, 19 December 2011 - 09:31 AM.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:16 AM

QUOTE(Hora Hora @ Dec 19 2011, 08:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Peace, man.



QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:30 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Dec 19 2011, 10:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Still don't know why Fracas is getting a second figure too. Unless they need someone to do twice (if they're planning more).

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Yeah, and this second go on Fracas isn't an improvement over the first, being a claw rather than a gun.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:32 AM

When you purchase 3,000 Yen or more at the following you get the respective figure (info from Transformed at TFW2005).

Peaceman - Toys 'R' Us (Japan)

Fracas - Yamada Denki, Yodobashi Camera, Edion Group, Ishimaru, Deodeo, Eiden and Midori

Aimless - Joshin, Kidsland and Bic Camera

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:56 AM

excellent.....off to add to my list..

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:32 PM

I don't see "Targetmaster" anywhere in the text... it refers to them as "Arms Microns". Nor is there any talk of United.

So... I don't think these guys are G1. I think they're Prime-universe characters.


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:36 PM

Probably the only official Prime Mini-Con products we'll have for a while, I'm guessing!
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#13 Powered Convoy

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:52 PM

I guess it depends on what the instructions included says.

Like the ones they were giving out for purchase of Autobot Alliance figures were still United. But yeah between the things that M. Sipher pointed out and having another Fracas, they're probably Prime.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE(Sprocket @ Dec 20 2011, 03:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Probably the only official Prime Mini-Con products we'll have for a while, I'm guessing!


Hmmm...
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:16 PM

QUOTE(Hydra @ Dec 19 2011, 07:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sprocket @ Dec 20 2011, 03:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Probably the only official Prime Mini-Con products we'll have for a while, I'm guessing!


Hmmm...


HEHE, duce and you i assume dont agree?

I want a golden monkey repaint honestly.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:04 PM

QUOTE(Hydra @ Dec 19 2011, 07:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sprocket @ Dec 20 2011, 03:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Probably the only official Prime Mini-Con products we'll have for a while, I'm guessing!


Hmmm...


Well, we're getting Laserbeak early next year....

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:46 PM

Still counting down the days until I get Prime Ratbat.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:33 PM

Just how much of a bad shot could Amless be? He's a Drill! icon-fire.gif

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:01 AM

QUOTE(Hydra @ Dec 19 2011, 07:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sprocket @ Dec 20 2011, 03:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Probably the only official Prime Mini-Con products we'll have for a while, I'm guessing!

Hmmm...

...and by 'a while' I meant 'a month'. icon-hotrod.gif

There's only six molds left from PCC and then, dare I dream it, a dip back into the UT Mini-Con pool? Be still my heart.

Edited by Sprocket, 20 December 2011 - 09:07 AM.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 02:01 AM

I'm sure the toolings for more than half of the UT Mini-Cons are mush now.