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@  Lazy Garou : (22 July 2018 - 06:39 AM)

Theres possibly a transformer-collecting rick hopping the multiverse that has all the fan vote options available through the years.

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2018 - 10:38 PM)

I have the green one and it's more or less okay. One side has louder clicks but it was like that form the get go

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 05:23 PM)

Well, his gold isn't quite the color I associate with GPS and I see little, if any swirling in it. But hip ratchets in gold plastic that loudly clicked once only to be suddenly silenced. Hrmm. Messing with it now, one leg has no ratcheting and the other ratchets at something like 80 degrees apart.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

I like that figure. :(

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

Please no GPS on HFTD Sea Spray...

@  Darth Gonzo : (21 July 2018 - 03:32 PM)

That moment when you realize GoBots is being talked about more then Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 02:11 PM)

Anyone have experience with HFTD Seaspray? I just bought a used one (for a buck!) and all his hip ratchets broke on first movement. Does he just generally have fragile ratchets or is GPS starting?

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 09:24 PM)

Remember it, for it is the last thing you will hear before I *shuffle* EXPRESS MY FEELINGS IN SONG!!!!!!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Blitzwing, eh?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Huh.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 06:29 PM)

He leaks his crankcase, then we all catch a few new dents.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 02:58 PM)

Quick, somebody put his hand in some warm oil and see what happens.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Guys, SSSHHHHH. Megatron is passed out right over there, and dude is a MEAN drunk. Don't wake him up.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 02:04 PM)

*checks Hasbro's offerings* so, never. :(

@  Jetstream C-18 : (20 July 2018 - 01:26 PM)

They're all hugged when Omega Supreme gets back

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 10:00 AM)

Megatron is hammered! Now, I, Starscream am leader of the Decepticons!

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 09:47 AM)

And megatron is so confused as to why no one is shooting at him anymore that he starts binge drinking.

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Grimlock eats them for lunch.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 08:09 AM)

Optimus wants to free the Minicons. Ultra Magnus says it infringes states' rights.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 08:07 AM)

So... the nicest beings in the universe are fighting with each other?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 08:01 AM)

No Decepticons. It's Autobots Civil War.

@  Gryllid : (20 July 2018 - 07:55 AM)

New York Comic Con is in October, maybe there?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:49 AM)

So.. thus far, Hasbro only revealed Autobots for Siege. Any ideas which show they will reveal the Decepticons at?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:44 AM)

So where did the "Stege" logo come from? All I can find is Sipher posting it an making fun of it. Where did that inconvenient version originate?

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 11:53 PM)

True. But it was due to Transformers' use of the name that Saban at the time couldn't use it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 11:38 PM)

But that's not necessarily a reference, just an attempt to use "Technobable" name.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 10:57 PM)

It's not Power Rangers, but Saban's VR Troopers was originally going to be titled "Cybertron".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 09:26 PM)

@paladin Energon would be too obvious. That's why I like Ore-13. It's not overt.. but still a nice nod.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2018 - 08:05 PM)

the original Sentai called it "Enetron." all they have to change is ONE LETTER.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 06:26 PM)

@saberblade True.. But I don't know.. I just want something simple like the "Energy source" in Beast Morphers to be Ore-13 or something like that.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 05:41 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: Operation Overdrive did have a weapon called the "Transtech Armor" ;)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

*sigh* This is going to be a long subline.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

I already hate the overuse of "STEGE".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 04:16 PM)

I just want Power Ranger refferenes in TF and Vice versa now.

@  Onyxstrike : (19 July 2018 - 11:32 AM)

I think Hasbro might be after more than just my money this time around with these reveals.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.


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#221 DeltaSeeker

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:58 AM

Probably my final purchase of the year:

December
FOC Blastoff - $15.98

Grand total for 2012: $726.75

Not as bad as I thought, but wow...



#222 KidTDragon

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:35 PM

Just updated for probably the last time this year.

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#223 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:31 PM

Year-end totals, and damn. A little less than 2010, but waaay more than 2011. I'm gonna have to cut way the hell down on exclusives and 3rd-party stuff next year if I want to stay out of Intervention territory.

DECEMBER
FP Function X-1 Code - $68.99
Generations Artfire - $139.99
Generations Hot Spot - $25
Generations Soundwave - $25
MP-14 Red Alert - $83.99
TFC Uranos F-4 Phantom - $99.99
TFP Skyquake - $29.99
Transformers MTME #10 - $1.99
Transformers MTME #11 - $1.99
Transformers: Regeneration One #85 - $1.99
Transformers RID #10 - $1.99


Year total: $5634.90



QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Nov 26 2012, 02:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
JANUARY
Botcon Custom Class - $115
Botcon Primus Set - $340
DW-P01 Face Off - $15.99
DW-P02 Duel - $12.90
EZ Collection Series 02 (Box of 12) - $74.99
EZ Optimus Prime/Megatron - $20
Generations Stepper - $119.99
Headrobots Stronghold - $59.90
Henkei Onslaught - $39.90
ROTF Smokescreen/Starscream - $10.99
MJ Junkion Head E - $11
MS-01B Brown-King, MS02-4PACK - $40.00
MS02-CPEX-SPNSTR - $23.00
PE-09 Ninja - $26.90
PP03L Lightning - $105.00
PP03J/E/A Jet, Elegy, Attack - $440.00
PP03J Jet-G2 Limited Prototype - $160.00
PP03R Rainforest Limited Prototype - $115
PP03S Storm - $105.00
TFC Madblender - $79.90
TFC Neckbreaker - $79.90
TFP FE Bulkhead (Takara) - $52.90
Transformers Classics: UK Volume 1 - $19.79
Transformers MTME #1 - $3.99
Transformers RID #1 - $3.99

FEBRUARY
CHMS Sunstorm - $28.49
TFCC Drift - $49
TFCC Over-Run - $54
TFCC renewal - $40
TFP Cyberverse Arcee - $4.99
TFP Cyberverse Bumblebee - $4.99
TFP Cyberverse Cliffjumper - $4.99
TFP Cyberverse Ratchet - $4.99
TFP Cyberverse Vehicon - $4.99 (2)
TFP Megatron - $19.99
TFP Soundwave - $11.13
TFP Wheeljack - $12.99
TFP FE Optimus Prime (Takara) - $54.99
TFP FE Starscream - $26
TFP FE Vehicons (Takara) - $37.99 (2)
Transformers MTME #2 - $3.99
Transformers RID #2 - $3.99
United G2 Megatron - $37.99
United Windcharger and Wipeout - $49.99

MARCH
DOTM HA Leadfoot - $16.48
Henkei Brawn - $11.51
RF-006 Gold Scout Upgrade Kit - $29
RW-010 Maestro Blaster - $10
TFP Arcee - $9.99
TFP Cyberverse Bulkhead - $7.99
TFP Cyberverse Megatron - $7.99
TFP Cyberverse Optimus Prime - $7.99
TFP Cyberverse Starscream - $7.99
TFP Ratchet - $12.99
TFP Season One DVD - $19.99
Transformers MTME #3 - $3.99
Transformers RID #3 - $3.99

APRIL
AM-06 Skywarp - $37.99
Animated Shockwave/Bumblebee set - $30
Botcon Kick-Off/SG Optimus Prime - $95
Botcon SG Junkions - $99
Botcon SG Octopunch/Spinister - $89
Botcon SG Soundwave headband - $5
BW Wolfgang - $20
CA-01 Warcry - $30.00
DOTM Armor Topspin - $8
DOTM Cyberverse Starscream - $4.99
DOTM Soundwave - $35
EZ Trailbreaker - $5
G2 Hooligan - $20
G2 Strafe - $12
MP-11 Starscream - $159.99
MW Thundercracker - $10
TFP Cyberverse Breakdown - $5.99
TFP Cyberverse Evac - $5.99
TFP Cyberverse Mirage - $5.99
TFP Hot Shot, Knockout, Vehicon - $54.99
Transformers Autocracy #1 - $0.99
Transformers Autocracy #2 - $0.99
Transformers MTME #4 - $3.99
Transformers RID #4 - $3.99

MAY
DW-TP-01 Blade - $14.90
DOTM Que - $34.90
G2 Eagle Eye - $1.25
MW Megaplex - $4.95
TFP Cyberverse Dreadwing - $9.99
TFP Cyberverse Ironhide - $4.99
TFP Cyberverse Vehicon - $5.24
TFP NYCC set - $29.99
TFP Vehicon - $14.99
Transformers MTME #5 - $3.99
Transformers RID #5 - $3.99

JUNE
RF-008 Hub Scout - $25
RF-009 Bump Scout- $25
TFP Airachnid, Dead End, SS Bumblebee - $54.99

JULY
AM-12 Breakdown - $59.99
Generations Shockwave - $14.99
Reprolabels TFP sets - $45.50
SDCC Bruticus - $99.99
SDCC Shockwave H.I.S.S. - $59.99
TFP Cyberverse Ultra Magnus - $8.99

JULY
AM-16 Vehicon Jet - $29.99
AM-16 Vehicon Jet - $29.99
Generations Junkheap - $13.99
Generations Junkheap - $6.99

AUGUST
DW-TP-03 Max Power (2) - $25
DW-TP-04 Destroyer (2) - $20
DW-TP-06 Sage - $11
Generations Jazz - $7.49
TFP Cyberverse Flamewar - $5.24
Transformers: Regeneration One #81 - $1.99
Transformers RID #6 - $1.99

SEPTEMBER
Classics Legends Perceptor - $10.03
DOTM Cyberverse Sideswipe - $4.75
FSS Installment #1 - $97
GDO Bluestreak - $5.99
GDO Brawl - $9.99
GDO Cliffjumper - $10.99
GDO Dead End - $5.99
GDO Hoist - $5.99
GDO Motorbreath - $0
GDO Sandstorm - $5.99
GDO Springer - $10.99
GDO Thundercracker - $5.99
GDO Wheelie - $10.99
Masterpiece Optimus Prime - $99.99
ROTF Legends Tankor - $8
TFP Cyberverse Bumblebee - $0
TFP Cyberverse Fallback - $5.96
TFP Cyberverse Skyquake - $9.96
TFP Cyberverse Tailgate - $5.96
TFP Dreadwing - $26.99
TFP Kup/Rumble - $39.99
Transformers: Regeneration One #82 - $1.99
Transformers RID #7 - $1.99
Transformers RID #8 - $1.99
Transformers MTME #6 - $1.99
Transformers MTME #7 - $1.99
Universe Legends Aerial Rivals set - $13.50

OCTOBER
AM Thundercracker Exclusive - $54.99
AM-19 Ironhide - $29.99
MW-03 Hench - $39.99
MW-04 UFO - $39.99
ROTF Straightaway Shootout set - $3.25
TFP - Thundertron - $25.99
TFP - Ultra Magnus - $29.99
Transformers: Regeneration One #83 - $1.99
Transformers MTME #8 - $1.99
Transformers MTME Annual #1 - $3.99
Transformers RID #9 - $1.99
Transformers RID Annual #1 - $3.99
TW-T01 Grind Rod - $58.99

NOVEMBER
AM-26 Smokescreen - $29.99
GDO Powerdive - $22.99
GDO Swerve - $4.99
Generations Air Raid - $13.50
Generations Kickback - $13.50
Generations Starscream - $13.50
Generations Sideswipe - $13.50
Generations Ultra Magnus - $13.50
MP-12 Sideswipe - $83.99
Transformers MTME #9 - $1.99
Transformers: Regeneration One #84 - $1.99
Transformers RID #10 - $1.99
WB003 Warbot Assaulter - $94.99

Edited by Sean Whitmore, 26 September 2013 - 05:58 PM.

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#224 Gryllid

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:29 AM

QUOTE(Gryllid @ Jan 1 2012, 02:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I'll be buying less this year.


Yeeeeeaah. That didn't happen.

Assuming I don't find anything in the next couple of days, I estimate my 2012 purchases at $441.

Still, that averages out to, what, $8.50 a week? Not bad as habits go.

#225 SilverFirePrime

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:36 AM

And to wrap up 2012:

- Generations Soundwave, Rumble/Ravage, and Junkheap
- Prime Rumble

When you find yourself standing on the brink of surrender, know that many in the past faced trials such as your own, but overcame them with their great conviction.
No matter the greatness of your desperation, the failures of your efforts, or the injustice of your treatment, at least a few men have stared into the same challenges and emerged victorious from these tests.
Such men are not only a great source of inspiration, but also the very foundation upon which modern society rests.

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#226 Daith

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

QUOTE(Daith @ Dec 8 2012, 03:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
December
Reveal the Shield Bumblebee - 6.99
Reveal the Shield Laser Prime - 6.99
Reveal the Shield Jazz - 6.99
PRiD Kup - 14.99

PRiD Kup - 12.99
PRiD Ultra Magnus - 12.99
PRiD Thundertron - 12.99
Generations Onslaught - 14.99
Generations Blast Off - 12.99
Generations Vortex - 12.99
Generations Brawl -12.99
Generations Swindle - 14.99

Figures in Italics gifted to my favorite boys and gal

Updated with the rest of bruticus and my awesome Ross finds.

#227 Onyx

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:59 AM

Generations - Fall of Cybertron

Optimus Prime
Jazz
Shockwave
Soundwave w/ Laserbeak
Soundblaster w/ Buzzsaw
Rumble/Ravage
Frenzy/Ratbat

#228 Echowarrior

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

One last update, one last purchase. Bring on 2013!
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#229 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

WAIT WAIT WAIT
I forgot to do this before I went home for the holidays.

2012 IN PLASTIC:


2012 IN VINYL:


In both cases, I successfully cut down the quantity slightly over 2011, and ended up with some really good stuff. Still... as usual, it's too much stuff. I need to sell more stuff in 2013.



#230 Echowarrior

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Jan 1 2013, 10:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
WAIT WAIT WAIT
I forgot to do this before I went home for the holidays.

2012 IN PLASTIC:


2012 IN VINYL:


In both cases, I successfully cut down the quantity slightly over 2011, and ended up with some really good stuff. Still... as usual, it's too much stuff. I need to sell more stuff in 2013.


You've prompted my curiosity. Who's that blue Classics Prime?
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#231 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

A knockoff in Diaclone Powered Convoy colors, called Kold Konvoy. Bit of silver paint slop, iffy joints, and the shotgun falls apart... But he sure looks pretty.

#232 Echowarrior

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Jan 2 2013, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A knockoff in Diaclone Powered Convoy colors, called Kold Konvoy. Bit of silver paint slop, iffy joints, and the shotgun falls apart... But he sure looks pretty.


I figured he was a knockoff, but I agree, he does look nice.
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#233 The Predaking

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

And just totaling it up, I spent just under $500 on TFs this year. Wow. Maybe I shouldn't keep track next year. icon-hotrod.gif

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#234 Echowarrior

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jan 2 2013, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And just totaling it up, I spent just under $500 on TFs this year. Wow. Maybe I shouldn't keep track next year. icon-hotrod.gif


I'd go ahead and keep track. My own experience has shown that even if your costs go down one year, they can jump back up the next year.
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#235 Anonymous X

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

2012 was the lightest year for Transformers for me for a long time. Well, since I was an undergraduate student with no money. I personally spent less than ?120, which isn't much by my standards. I really can't imagine spending that much more in 2013 unless there's some new non-FoC Generations figures at last, or some very tempting reissues.

QUOTE(Specimen-17 @ Feb 29 2012, 07:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ultimately, collecting toys with gold plastic is like global thermonuclear war. The only way to win is not to play.


#236 electricidad

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE(electricidad @ Dec 10 2012, 06:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
March
PRID Arcee $13
PRID Bumblebee $13
PRID Cliffjumper $13
Cyb Vehicon $6

April
PRID Wheeljack $13
PRID Soundwave $13
Megatron $20
Prime Prime $20

June
PRID Starscream $20
PRID Vehicon $13

July
PRID Dead End $13
PRID Bulkhead $20

September
PRID Ratchet $16
FOC Shockwave $16
DOTM Darksteel $5 (thanks, Family Dollar!)

October
Generations Springer $21 (after shipping)

November
PRID Knock Out $10
PRID Airachnia $10 (thanks, Aldis!)

2012 Transformers Total to Date: $255. That's a freaking car payment.


December
Kreo Scorpinock, Galvatron, Crankcase and Spinister $12
Third Party Hench $41 (after shipping)
PRID Thundertron

Total for the year: $328

It's not horrible. Still, money's tight and that would have paid for a season pass for my 10-year-old to ski all winter at a nearby resort.

The best thing I bought this year: Hench. Hands down. It fits perfectly with the CHUG aesthetic, and it's the definitive version of the character. In 1984, Brawn was my first Transformer. . .I almost feel like I can just stop collecting now, having come full circle.