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@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 09:27 PM)

giggity

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 08:44 PM)

TR Astrotrain can be remarkably straight.

@  Dracula : (24 April 2017 - 04:10 PM)

bot can not be straight

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 01:49 PM)

Hey man, don't dongshame.

@  Benbot : (24 April 2017 - 12:32 PM)

#crotchproblems

@  Robowang : (24 April 2017 - 11:53 AM)

Menasor's problem is that his crotch is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high. I couldn't care less about those other issues. If your dong is a chestburster, something ain't right.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:40 AM)

Seems like all the combiners have an issue like that, the legs can never be completely straight in combined mode, the finished big bot is always looming eerily or hip-thrusting.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 11:39 AM)

I doubt having an integrated trailer would have swayed me into buying CW Motormaster. But what definitely put me off were Internet reports of awful hip ratcheting.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

I might also mention that ~not~ being a big truck has worked for the Internet pretty well.

@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

I moaned about Motormaster because his combiner mode was awful

@  Rycochet : (24 April 2017 - 11:31 AM)

People moaned about the choices made during Combiner wars.that meant characters like Motormaster/Menasor weren't G1G1G1.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:23 AM)

He could always be a very small red truck.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 10:59 AM)

But how will you know it's Optimus Prime if he's not a big red truck?

@  Broadside : (24 April 2017 - 10:20 AM)

Personally, I'm not a fan of the extreme-accuracy trend. The character choices are kind of sure-fine-whatever, but outside of stuff like Alpha Trion that's a huge divergence from the source material, there doesn't feel like there's much imagination in the designs any more.

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2017 - 05:03 AM)

Because you might as well start as you mean to go on?

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

It does. Preview image is Legion's penis tongue.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 04:15 AM)

Hold it. Please tell me Kiss Players doesn't have a GoBox.

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

That is epically messed up

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

GURD.... youtube just auto-played a new trailer for the Alien flick.... featuring John Denver's 'country roads' as BG music....

@  Noideaforaname : (24 April 2017 - 12:37 AM)

The Generations lineup should be decided by hitting Random Page on the wiki. "Next one is... Crankstart." 'Alright, I love the Scavengers!' "No, no, CrankSTART. The repaint of a repaint of a repaint of a Scout version of a Deluxe based on a background vehicle from the Live Action film." 'Oh'

@  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.


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#1 NightViper

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 08:12 AM

http://www.e-hobbyma.../cuen/2984.html

Congrats on the article (and apparently the trip), Spectre!

#2 Hydra

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 08:19 AM

Fun one to write, and some interesting stuff for people with sharp eyes!

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 08:31 AM

I wish we could get larger versions of those pics!
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 08:59 AM

QUOTE(RCX @ Dec 21 2011, 08:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish we could get larger versions of those pics!

Amen to that!

I'm totally jealous of Spectre and wish I could go to e-Hobby's office!

Perhaps sometime I should submit my own entry for their Collector Universe.

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#5 Hydra

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:06 AM

Feel free!

Incidentally, all of our collectors so far have been from the US (and largely California),
so I'd really like to get some people from other nations in there as well.

A picture of you yourself is not a requirement, so shy people can take part, too.

If anyone is interested, just drop me a PM with some pics.

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Edit: Incidentally, we need some McFeely in this thread!

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Dec 21 2011, 10:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(RCX @ Dec 21 2011, 08:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish we could get larger versions of those pics!

Amen to that!

I'm totally jealous of Spectre and wish I could go to e-Hobby's office!

Perhaps sometime I should submit my own entry for their Collector Universe.

Randy

Edited by Hydra, 21 December 2011 - 10:21 AM.

SELL ME THESE ITEMS!
Botcon 1997 Dinner Decoys: $300 ea.
Unreleased Ultra Magnus Street Speed Team: $1000
Lucky Draw Orange Hazard Team: $500/member
Bagged BotCon 2006 Box Set figures

#6 Luke

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:31 AM

A big congrats to Justin...

... and a bigger icon-bee.gif at MASK art in the eHobby offices! Dare I dream?

#7 tec

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:41 AM

Neat stuff

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#8 Chris McFeely

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE(Hydra @ Dec 21 2011, 03:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Edit: Incidentally, we need some McFeely in this thread!


I don't know what I should be looking for!

EDIT: Well, okay, I can see that Henkei Megatron is wearing TFC Reissue Megatron's energon mace, which is very cool. And Scourge is holding United Fracas, and Side Burn's got the RiD toy's blade-gun.

Edited by Chris McFeely, 21 December 2011 - 11:02 AM.


#9 Kup

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:19 PM

Very cool, would love to see high def pictures.
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#10 NightViper

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Dec 21 2011, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hydra @ Dec 21 2011, 03:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Edit: Incidentally, we need some McFeely in this thread!


I don't know what I should be looking for!

EDIT: Well, okay, I can see that Henkei Megatron is wearing TFC Reissue Megatron's energon mace, which is very cool. And Scourge is holding United Fracas, and Side Burn's got the RiD toy's blade-gun.


I think he means the photo from the office icon-hotrod.gif

#11 Walky

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:41 PM

I thought he meant he wanted to see McFeely's collection!

...which shouldn't sound dirty...

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:46 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Dec 21 2011, 10:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Dec 21 2011, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hydra @ Dec 21 2011, 03:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Edit: Incidentally, we need some McFeely in this thread!


I don't know what I should be looking for!

EDIT: Well, okay, I can see that Henkei Megatron is wearing TFC Reissue Megatron's energon mace, which is very cool. And Scourge is holding United Fracas, and Side Burn's got the RiD toy's blade-gun.


I think he means the photo from the office icon-hotrod.gif


Not that I don't have some interesting things in my collection. icon-waspy.gif

I didn't think anybody would be super interested, but I can definitely share some close-up pics of all the shelves.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:47 PM

I have that same medal! We were wearing them later that night when we...

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#14 shellspark

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:05 PM

QUOTE(Spectre @ Dec 21 2011, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Dec 21 2011, 10:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Dec 21 2011, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hydra @ Dec 21 2011, 03:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Edit: Incidentally, we need some McFeely in this thread!


I don't know what I should be looking for!

EDIT: Well, okay, I can see that Henkei Megatron is wearing TFC Reissue Megatron's energon mace, which is very cool. And Scourge is holding United Fracas, and Side Burn's got the RiD toy's blade-gun.


I think he means the photo from the office icon-hotrod.gif


Not that I don't have some interesting things in my collection. icon-waspy.gif

I didn't think anybody would be super interested, but I can definitely share some close-up pics of all the shelves.


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#15 Strafe

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 08:16 PM

That is exceptional stuff.

Those well-formed rows put my disjointed efforts to utter shame.

#16 Hydra

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:16 AM

Aw, was hoping somebody would pick up on what's in front of us. It's the main visual for the Scramble City era stuff.

Also present is the 6th member of the e-HOBBY staff, Mountain Dew.

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Edited by Hydra, 22 December 2011 - 08:17 AM.

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Unreleased Ultra Magnus Street Speed Team: $1000
Lucky Draw Orange Hazard Team: $500/member
Bagged BotCon 2006 Box Set figures

#17 Destron D-69

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:23 AM

I love.. LOVE your shelves...

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