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@  Donocropolis : (16 July 2018 - 05:55 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw - Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered him and P/CP

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 01:41 AM)

Repugnus up

@  Paladin : (15 July 2018 - 07:41 PM)

or add peanut butter.

@  MEDdMI : (15 July 2018 - 07:33 PM)

Nuke them enough in the microwave....?

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 06:43 PM)

if po tarts dont POP then they become a lie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 05:10 PM)

I typically just went for the traditional flavours... I think mostly Rasberry or Strawberry. I'll have to pick up a box next time I'm out

@  MEDdMI : (15 July 2018 - 04:09 PM)

@Otaku I've tried that too with a few of them. I liked the soda flavored ones they had. Too bad they were limited. :(

@  Otaku : (15 July 2018 - 03:48 PM)

@D Immortalis Most Pop-Tarts I like are better eaten frozen... and the only reason I started doing that is because Pop-Tarts commercials told me to try them that way. XD

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 03:03 PM)

woohoo, just got my tickets to see From Ashes To New and Hollywood Undead on the 26th!

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 10:07 AM)

oh wow Jazz has heel spurs.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 July 2018 - 06:32 AM)

That's basically what happened to me. I was on that aisle for completely other reasons, caught sight of them in my peripheral, and then... just couldn't stop thinking about them.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 02:47 AM)

Hungry for pop tarts now - haven't had those in years

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

anyone that doesnt put theit pop tarts in a toaster is a heretic.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

Do they still make the cinnamon-brown sugar ones?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 09:03 PM)

Yup. And?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 08:29 PM)

Aren't Pop Tarts like, totally junk for you by the definition of the word?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Four IS standard... but it's been so long I had forgotten.

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 July 2018 - 07:29 PM)

Bah, wonko, I remember when 4 was STANDARD

@  Paladin : (14 July 2018 - 04:10 PM)

https://twitter.com/NickRoche/status/1018234094310879234 people suck...

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 01:10 PM)

Me: opening a box of pop tarts. "Oh my god! There's FOUR in here?!?! Score!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 10:22 AM)

Well, some people are into shopping, anyway.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 10:22 AM)

Taiwanese Costco also has lots of things that shoppers would want!

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2018 - 10:18 AM)

The Taiwan Costco I visited once was nice but I have to question why our guide thought it'd be a good place to bring tourists.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 09:40 AM)

Lower prices, lower taxes, bigger selection... yeah, I can see that happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 09:14 AM)

Didn't a Washington Costco make the news a couple years ago for being sheerly flooded with customers from British Columbia?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 July 2018 - 01:25 AM)

That's cool. There's a Sam's Club in Niagara Falls, where I tend to cross the border, but I've never been in. I'm a Costco member, but not Sam's Club; and unfortunately Costco makes sure there aren't any locations in the US too near the Canadian border

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 07:02 PM)

Nope, not the battle damaged version. He got it from his cousin, whose family has a camping ground in... I wanna say new york state, but I'm probably wrong. Just across the border anyway.

@  Nevermore : (13 July 2018 - 06:36 PM)

Sam's Club exclusive was the battle damaged version, right?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 July 2018 - 06:34 PM)

He's got friends on the other side.

@  TM2-Megatron : (13 July 2018 - 06:08 PM)

where'd your nephew get a US retailer exclusive

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 04:39 PM)

Alright, I managed to identify him. The 2007 voyager class that was apparently exclusive to sam's club.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 04:20 PM)

Well, that was a nice surprise. Me nephew (the 10 year old.) just gave me an optimus prime that's minorly older than he is.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 10:25 AM)

Nah, even better. He'll be a memory of the mission briefing. Just a voice over. Four different figures in the toyline, but not actually in the movie.

@  unluckiness : (13 July 2018 - 10:06 AM)

I am 110% sure that Optimus will show up, even as a transmission or something. At least maybe we can get a cybertronian form this time.

@  Pennpenn : (13 July 2018 - 09:55 AM)

At least one Optimus sodding Prime.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 06:57 AM)

Same way as always: completely unrelated figures and models that weren't even in the movie.

@  unluckiness : (12 July 2018 - 11:47 PM)

I think that's a given, though, given the small number of transformers in Bee Movie, I wonder how they'll fill the toyline

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 July 2018 - 02:07 PM)

Yeah. I'm hoping with the new film, we might get something closer to the deluxe range

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 July 2018 - 01:20 PM)

Isn't the Masterpiece the only recent VW G1-looking Bee?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 July 2018 - 11:02 AM)

Especially when they are questioned directly and respond by dodging the question.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 July 2018 - 11:01 AM)

Watching hypocrites parade their high ground is equally amusing and cringeworthy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 July 2018 - 10:47 AM)

My big hope is that we end up with a Volkswagen Bumblebee two pack featuring robot modes from the new film AND G1

@  unluckiness : (12 July 2018 - 03:24 AM)

Lockdown has pinned tires. It's been a while

@  Telly : (11 July 2018 - 04:44 PM)

maybe a slurpee DID kick his dog! we just dont know

@  wonko the sane? : (11 July 2018 - 04:27 PM)

You could maybe add a smiley or something? At least make it not sound like a slurpee kicked your dog.

@  Paladin : (11 July 2018 - 08:21 AM)

oh right; it's Free Slurpee Day again.

@  Telly : (10 July 2018 - 11:04 AM)

brawl is one of the few movie designs i actually like

@  unluckiness : (10 July 2018 - 03:17 AM)

Studio Series Brawl is great aside from the annoying ball jointed cow-catcher bra halves

@  unluckiness : (09 July 2018 - 08:17 PM)

Yeah changeable faceplates are an MP thing

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2018 - 05:23 PM)

The skull face would be added to the mold for later optional uses. It will then never be used.


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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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No, just fondle his breast some more.


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.


#80 Walky

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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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