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@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If you are looking to recoup some of the costs, I mean

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If it works, I might be willing to take it off your hands. I've been meaning to get one for customs and such.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:34 PM)

If that thing works, I can use it for potential future cases like this as well.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

Ordered a watchmaker pin remover from Amazon.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

No, bought the set at a convention.

@  Robowang : (20 October 2017 - 08:14 AM)

That's never good. Buy it from a place that will replace it?

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 04:57 AM)

Gaaaah, Hasbro. My Transformers Tribute Optimus Prime (from the two-pack with Orion Pack) has a misassembled part that has another part connected to it via a metal pin...

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:22 PM)

I just know they have the same ID number in the computer as deluxes, so the search feature on the website is useless.

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:21 PM)

No idea on price.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 05:14 PM)

Oh thanks. I just assumed it was a special item. Does that mean it'll be the $18ish the normal Deluxes are or can Walgreens price them separately?

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Before you go hunting at Walgreens, know that the Clone two-pack number is identical to the regular deluxe number. An in-stock listing for the clones likely just means they have deluxes in stock.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:49 PM)

I had met him at BotCon 2014, he was a vendor there. He was part of the group I hung out with at the day at Universal. Really fun guy, it's sad he's gone.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:46 PM)

I'm not sure if anyone here knew James Conan Gouig, but he passed away. Suicide, sadly.

@  Locoman : (19 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

TR Triggerhappy's shoulders are terrifying.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2017 - 03:18 PM)

Don't you hate when you join a Facebook group only to find that the moderator is a fool?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2017 - 03:04 PM)

CRAAAAAAAWLING IIIIIN MY BRAAAAAAAAINS

@  Paladin : (19 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

must've been out of Kandrona.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 07:09 AM)

Least it wasn't a weird scratchy noise IN YOUR BRAIN.  Or was it.  Maybe you found it after it crawled out?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 October 2017 - 02:47 AM)

Mine starved

@  Waspinator : (19 October 2017 - 02:16 AM)

Watch out for brain slugs

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2017 - 01:34 AM)

Got replacements, so yeah. Main thing is, if you hear a weird scratchy noise in your headphones it might not be static..

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 October 2017 - 01:28 AM)

Nuke the headphones from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2017 - 09:04 PM)

It's interesting how life gives you a good thing and then a bad thing. Like, just got my tax return and it was quite robust, and then I found an INCH LONG EARWIG IN MY HEADPHONES. AHHHHH-

@  BlackMax : (18 October 2017 - 05:50 PM)

I'm not completely sure what I missed but I think I love it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 04:20 PM)

The S is for Sucks!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

And the thatch-roofed cottagggggggggggges!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 03:30 PM)

BURN! BURN TO THE GRBURN! BURN TO THBURN! BURN TO THE GROUND!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of D N A!

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

YES, MY QUEEN!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2017 - 02:37 PM)

BUUUUURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 02:25 PM)

BUUUUUUUUUUUURN, BABY BURN! DISCO INFERNO!

@  Agamus : (18 October 2017 - 01:55 PM)

LETS BERNNNN RRRRUBBER!!!!

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM)

No, thanks. I'll leave that to his wife. :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2017 - 01:08 PM)

FEEL THE BERNNNNNN!!!!!

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2017 - 11:52 AM)

BERNIEEEEEEEE...

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I'm not saying they're the same. They're clearly not. But members of both parties do receive large sums of money from telecom companies. When it comes to net neutrality, the issue isn't solely bipartisan so much as it's Old Politicians that don't understand technology.  Republicans do seem intent on making it worse intentionally though.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2017 - 10:40 AM)

anyone who still says "they're both the same!" after the past 10 months is WILLFULLY ignorant.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2017 - 10:22 AM)

I'm not American. Should I do something about it or just ignore it.

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 08:48 AM)

I doubt we'd have a chance with Hillary either. Didn't she get like 100k from Comcast? Both parties are pretty dang corrupt. If only Bernie...

@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/

@  Darth Gonzo : (17 October 2017 - 05:36 PM)

Hello?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

I don't know why we're even bothering; there's no way in hell a GOP-controlled congress would listen to common proles like us.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

Yeah, so did I.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Okay, so I just got a pop up telling me I need to call congress about the FCC killing net neutrality. Anyone else get that?

@  Dracula : (17 October 2017 - 09:45 AM)

I'd probably use a primer coat on either of them.

@  unluckiness : (17 October 2017 - 07:21 AM)

Wonder if Overboard or Crashbash would be easier to paint over. Generally dark colors are harder but then again, screaming fuschia seems like it'd be difficult to cover too.


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#61 Walky

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:34 PM

If your FE Bumblebee's chest doesn't peg together, you're not transforming it right.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:45 AM

And yet I am judging by the instructions and online photos of the robot mode. The neck piece connects to the "peg" in front of the spine, and the chest piece covers that, but there's no actual force to hold those together. If I pull on his head a bit too forcefully, the chest completely separates. As for the shoulder pieces, it's the same thing. The "pegs" on both sides of the chest are inserted in the grooves of the shoulder pieces, but again they don't so much "peg" as they just stay there and moving an arm too much causes the corresponding shoulder piece to disconnect from the chest.

And just in case you doubt me, I've been collecting TFs for over 15 years. I've seen pegs before, and they're almost always designed to plug into holes and stay there. On Prime Bumblebee 1.0 (or just mine maybe?), the problems come from tabs/pegs and the holes that don't seem to be designed to exert friction on the former. Then again, for some reasons half of his joints are incredibly floppy so I might have bought a really defective one.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:02 AM

QUOTE(Strafe @ Jan 22 2012, 05:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've seen enough poor distribution lamentations among UK fans that I'm genuinely happy to see them get rewarded with new stuff first.

You can reward me by sending me Soundwave. And Megatron.


I'm not sure how much of a reward skipping the entire first wave is considered.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:54 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 22 2012, 11:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If your FE Bumblebee's chest doesn't peg together, you're not transforming it right.

I'm seriously wondering if there isn't multiple versions or a running change or something at work here, because as it stands it looks like about half the people who have FE Bee must be doing it wrong.

Heck, I nearly broke my NYCC Bee trying to make the chest lock into those "hooks". They just... don't.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:24 AM

QUOTE(TerraEsperZ @ Jan 23 2012, 01:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And yet I am judging by the instructions and online photos of the robot mode. The neck piece connects to the "peg" in front of the spine, and the chest piece covers that, but there's no actual force to hold those together. If I pull on his head a bit too forcefully, the chest completely separates. As for the shoulder pieces, it's the same thing. The "pegs" on both sides of the chest are inserted in the grooves of the shoulder pieces, but again they don't so much "peg" as they just stay there and moving an arm too much causes the corresponding shoulder piece to disconnect from the chest.

And just in case you doubt me, I've been collecting TFs for over 15 years. I've seen pegs before, and they're almost always designed to plug into holes and stay there. On Prime Bumblebee 1.0 (or just mine maybe?), the problems come from tabs/pegs and the holes that don't seem to be designed to exert friction on the former. Then again, for some reasons half of his joints are incredibly floppy so I might have bought a really defective one.


He doesn't so much "peg together" as he does "rests parts in/on places that they are clearly meant for without friction." I put everything in it's right place, but as soon as you move the arm the shoulder/chest piece may lift up.

On topic: V2 Bee seems to make transformation more intuitive by making chest/neck look uglier.

Edited by RCX, 23 January 2012 - 11:27 AM.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:26 AM

Mine definitely pegs together. You have to use an amount of force to get his chest halves out of his torso.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:41 AM

Add me to the list of having a Bee where his chest isn't so much pegged in but rather just resting there. It stays together just fine if I don't move him...or breathe on him. icon-wildride.gif

Edited by Robogeek1973, 23 January 2012 - 11:41 AM.


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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:22 PM

Yeah...between the NYCC one, two defective FE ones and the good one I finally ended up with, they'll all hold a little bit due to friction, but I definitely wouldn't call it locking by any stretch.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:06 PM

QUOTE(The Phazer @ Jan 23 2012, 06:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Strafe @ Jan 22 2012, 05:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've seen enough poor distribution lamentations among UK fans that I'm genuinely happy to see them get rewarded with new stuff first.

You can reward me by sending me Soundwave. And Megatron.


I'm not sure how much of a reward skipping the entire first wave is considered.

Phazer


Hey, y'know Phaze, I don't think I've ever heard your opinion on the Prime line in general. You used to be pretty vocal about your aesthetic tastes, especially with your dislike of the Movie designs just prior to you (temporarily) leaving the fandom.

But now that the movie designs have worked their way into public consciousness over the last 5 years, such that the new mainline takes heavy cues from that design philosophy (although with a similarly heavy influence from Animated - another line that I'm unsure of where your opinions lie -, to reel it in significantly), how does that make you feel?

Colour me morbidly curious, I guess.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 23 2012, 11:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mine definitely pegs together. You have to use an amount of force to get his chest halves out of his torso.




For my next video, I'll drop him down the stairs.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:32 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 23 2012, 02:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For my next video, I'll drop him down the stairs.



No, just fondle his breast some more. I think we're on the verge of a whole new style of video review.


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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:35 PM

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This is the only fandom where such a line is actually good advice.

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#73 Walky

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:37 PM

I should add some saxophone.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:38 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Jan 23 2012, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey, y'know Phaze, I don't think I've ever heard your opinion on the Prime line in general. You used to be pretty vocal about your aesthetic tastes, especially with your dislike of the Movie designs just prior to you (temporarily) leaving the fandom.

But now that the movie designs have worked their way into public consciousness over the last 5 years, such that the new mainline takes heavy cues from that design philosophy (although with a similarly heavy influence from Animated - another line that I'm unsure of where your opinions lie -, to reel it in significantly), how does that make you feel?

Colour me morbidly curious, I guess.


Not very keen, though I find the movie designs and the animated ones to be more or less polar opposites, so the blending of them does cancel out the worst excesses of both. As I've said before, some of the first edition could easily fit in Classics with a different head and curiously, different thighs though. I'm a little sad that several of them appear to have better alt modes that a lot of the recent Classics toys though, Cliffjumper's detailing is excellent.

To be honest, third parties are making enough stuff now I don't care about Hasbro's doings much if they're not turfing out traditionally aesthetic material.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:44 PM

Thanks for indulging my curiosity.

To each his own, I guess. But at least you're giving these guys a chance, unlike the Movie ones.

You've got to admire the beautiful engineering on these things at least, managing to pull off some ridiculous levels of accuracy where 5-10 years ago, we probably wouldn't have thought it possible. And with more simplistic elegance than the RotF figures.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 23 2012, 07:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I should add some saxophone.


Make sure to light some candles before chest fondling. He'll appreciate it more that way.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:31 PM

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Someone needs to get some better lighting but here are some new pictures of Megatron.
http://www.fullmetal...5792/#post57928

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:10 PM

On the plus side, he's bound to get more toys over the next three or more years: perhaps even another Voyager of the same design...
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:27 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 23 2012, 02:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 23 2012, 11:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mine definitely pegs together. You have to use an amount of force to get his chest halves out of his torso.


*snip*

For my next video, I'll drop him down the stairs.

Okay. I didn't see anyone doubting you and asking for proof. You're not alone in reporting a figure that holds together as was probably intended.

I saw people reporting a different experience. We all know that there can be varying tolerances with the same figure, running changes to a mold, and so on. This isn't really unusual, so I guess I'm not sure why it's getting a "mine works, you're all doing it wrong" defense.

Edited by Lukeblast, 23 January 2012 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jan 23 2012, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay. I didn't see anyone doubting you and asking for proof.


I did!

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