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@  unitremover : (22 February 2017 - 09:36 PM)

I haven't been up there in a while but one of the Walmarts around here still has AOE deluxes out. Some of the CVSs do too.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2017 - 09:34 PM)

It's been the same thing in local stores for ages up here.

@  BlackMax : (22 February 2017 - 09:33 PM)

One near me is the same - I swear they have over forty Deluxes there, all from many months ago.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 07:43 PM)

my walmart finally filled those empty tr pegs. and of course its a mix of waves one and 2 (wave 1.5?)

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:11 PM)

Got Highbrow, Skullcrusher, Scourge, and Chromedome for $5 a piece

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:10 PM)

My Walmart had a Generations Rattrap hanging for the past 2 and a half years, and in trying to clearance it, inadvertently marked down the entire Generations Deluxe assortment.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:09 PM)

A shelf warmer's ultimate revenge: being around long enough that in trying to clearance it...the store marks down the entire SKU!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Eh, he would've gotten beaten up if the government sent just about anyone.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:56 AM)

Regardless, literally everything I've ever seen (and a lot on tfwiki) attributes Megatron's slide into violence to Whirl beating him up while in custody. Maybe not like flicking a switch but Megatron's line "You made me. You taught me words were weightless without force" kinda spells it out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I'm not sure if there even was a specific turning point, but he didn't seem kill happy yet when he was with Terminus, and that was after Whirl beating him up.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:24 AM)

It was also before any sort of uprising or him actually doing much of anything.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:20 AM)

I mean, the whole thing didn't start as "the great war". It was an uprising that eventually morphed into a the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:17 AM)

Yeah, of course it's before the war, Whirl beating Megatron while he was in custody was the tipping point that made Megatron turn violent.

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:08 AM)

again

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:04 AM)

Forgot this wasn't a search bar

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:03 AM)

hascon

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 05:12 AM)

But the thing with Whirl was before he started the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 03:28 AM)

Like so many awful things in that universe, it's basically Whirl's fault.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 12:51 AM)

for about 10 minutes. then he got all kill happy

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 February 2017 - 10:27 PM)

Wouldn't IDW Megatron kind of count since his main reason for instigating the Great War was to overthrow the Functionist social order?

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:05 PM)

(I haven't read IDW at all please don't sue me)

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:04 PM)

Tyrest? He was chief justice, even :p

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2017 - 03:24 PM)

I kinda want an Autobot to have the function of "Social Justice Warrior".

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:20 PM)

Even we have limits.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Good. But let's agree not to do one for Tecumseh.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Shitting Bull.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:54 AM)

or spending a lot of time taking a Squatto?

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:49 AM)

nice

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 11:42 AM)

Just hope it's clean or you'll be meeting Pukeahontas.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 10:39 AM)

Snackajawea - REAL Native American food prepackaged for your snacking pleasure!

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:03 AM)

Oh wait, figured it out. Doi...

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:02 AM)

I'm kinda disappointed how they messed up Legion Bisk's hands so that his front wheels can't roll.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 February 2017 - 12:45 AM)

One of the Walmarts near me has some pegs full of Wave 1 TR deluxes.

@  Paladin : (18 February 2017 - 09:39 PM)

https://twitter.com/autobase_aichi/status/833142409005391872 ....is that an MP DINOBOT teaser?!?!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 09:35 PM)

Yeah, never seen a Titans Return Hot Rod

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Or Hot Rod. D=

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Wow, seriously? I don't think I've even seen him here. =(

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 07:50 PM)

Yeah Mindwipe shelfwarmed like crazy in Vancouver.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 February 2017 - 07:36 PM)

My Walmart still has a Rattrap floating around. My frustration is I've seen Hot Rod and Doublecross, but still haven't seen a Highbrow

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 07:02 PM)

I still haven't seen any Wave 3 Deluxes aside from the Triggerhappy I got off eBay.

@  Pennpenn : (18 February 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Fairly sure the Target near my work still has a CW Wheeljack hanging around the Wave 3 TR deluxes. Just wish we'd gotten Wave 2 deluxes...

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:53 PM)

CW deluxes from the later waves clogged the shelves real bad.

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:52 PM)

Correction: TR deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 06:47 PM)

Generations deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

Hm, interesting. Some of the pegs seem to have the correct names when they've been shelfwarming for a while. So like Mindwipe would be on a peg labelled MINDWIPE next to WOLFWIRE, etc.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

It would make less sense to track individual figures when they're ordered by the assortment anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Nope. walmart tends to scan the first UPC of the assortment, then use it for the entire assortment. Actually tracking data makes to much sense.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 02:37 PM)

So hey I bought Triggerhappy from Walmart a few days ago and just notice the receipt said TRIGGERHAPPY on it. Not the assortment name or whatever. Are they using this info to better track character sales or something?

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I think there was a premonition panel in the Devil's Due TF vs JOEs

@  Bass X0 : (18 February 2017 - 05:28 AM)

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#181 Boltax

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:27 AM

QUOTE(The Phazer @ Jan 27 2012, 07:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This strikes me as an entirely reasonable statement. Hasbro marketing will unquestionably have input on this, and the prevalance of Bumblebee and Optimus toys in larger size classes in recent years suggests their strategy is indeed that big toys need to either be one of these characters, or allowed because one of these characters is already in the case assortment...

I was hoping they had snuck something a little bit less obviously Optimus like through, but they haven't really.

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Isn't that just how this toyline works? (or Toylines in general?) The largest toys are almost inevitably 'hot seller' characters. Ever since they brought back Optimus Prime as a Power Master it's been this way. Action Master Optimus Prime was the largest Action Masters toy. Laser Optimus Prime was the largest Gen2 toy. Optimus Primal and Megatron, Optimal Optimus, Supreme Cheetor and Supreme Optimus Primal... heck, Omega Optimus Prime...

I understand there are some exceptions, but most of them (like, say, Unicron from Armada) were featured in the media to an insane degree. I think that the reason it's really noticeable with Prime and Bumblebee nowadays is because, well... there's SO MANY toys coming out nowadays. We've never seen anything remotely resembling this volume of toys in the history of the brand.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:56 AM

QUOTE(The Phazer @ Jan 27 2012, 07:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Bug-Saw @ Jan 27 2012, 04:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Jan 27 2012, 12:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Same for the testing comment. They took all of the feedback and jammed it all together, making a jumbled mass rather than a streamlined toy.

That's it, that's exactly what I was getting at. This toy feels like the designers where getting input from multiple sources telling them "Our marketing research shows that if you do so-and-so, the toy will sell better" and stuff like "You need to do this to keep the cost down". And instead of just focusing on making a good toy, they took all the feedback and jammed it altogether because they were too paranoid that the toy wouldn't sell on its own.


This strikes me as an entirely reasonable statement. Hasbro marketing will unquestionably have input on this, and the prevalance of Bumblebee and Optimus toys in larger size classes in recent years suggests their strategy is indeed that big toys need to either be one of these characters, or allowed because one of these characters is already in the case assortment...

I was hoping they had snuck something a little bit less obviously Optimus like through, but they haven't really.

Phazer

You aren't saying the same thing as the statement you said you were agreeing with.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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#183 RichardX1

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:40 AM

I'm surprised no one's made a Star Convoy comparison yet.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:08 AM

i at least hope there are some minicon ports on this thing.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:22 PM

Maybe Fort Max came down with a case of Primus apotheosis.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:36 PM

QUOTE(RichardX1 @ Jan 27 2012, 10:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm surprised no one's made a Star Convoy comparison yet.


They have.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE(Mouse_Pad @ Jan 27 2012, 12:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe Fort Max came down with a case of Primus apotheosis.


And a wasting disease.


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#188 LV!

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:23 PM

I'm a little surprised that there are people who thought "Optimus Maximus" wasn't going to look like Optimus Prime.

I'm not sure what's going on with his design, although it certainly reminds me of every other large Cyberverse toy we've gotten. I'll be interested to see what his base mode looks like, but I hope it's good, because I like the robot mode and am excited for there to be a new base-bot.

Even if it has to be Optimus Prime this time.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:25 PM

It's not Optimus Prime. It's just the Autobots' Optimus Megazord.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:59 PM

Great... You just made me want it more ExVee....


Thanks a lot.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

Nah, it's an Autobot base than can look like Optimus Prime.

Tell me that wouldn't freak the hug out of G1 Megs.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:08 PM

Totally reminds me of the gobots power suit combiner

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:13 PM

If you guys think he's big now, wait 'til you see him with his trailer! icon-fire.gif

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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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:20 PM

QUOTE(Fishbug @ Jan 27 2012, 03:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nah, it's an Autobot base than can look like Optimus Prime.

Tell me that wouldn't freak the hug out of G1 Megs.

"Decepticons, attack! The Autobot base is unprotected!"
>GIANT MOTHERHUGGING OPTIMUS PRIME STANDS UP<
"What? Optimus Prime? How can this be?! Decepticons retreat!!!"

Heh, you may have just helped sell a few of these with that icon-fire.gif

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:52 PM

I'm getting a lot of red flags here. If Walky likes it, I?m not. If someone says it ?looks fun,? I won?t be having it. I?ve found those are both code for ?this is for very little kids.?

I think this is the Transformers equivalent of The Homer.
Or Energon Prime v.2.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:56 PM

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I'm getting a lot of red flags here. If Walky likes it, I?m not. If someone says it ?looks fun,? I won?t be having it. I?ve found those are both code for ?this is for very little kids.?

One must be careful not to buy Transformers toys that are for little kids.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:01 PM

Off the topic of Optimus Maximus:

I really hope we get a FOC Ironhide and Ratchet. I think Hasbro knows how much the Universe mold is hated, and this would be a good chance to give us a replacement for them, especially with the designs being featured in the current IDW comics.

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#198 LV!

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:10 PM

A WFC Ratchet toy is just going to give me flashbacks to reactivating Omega Supreme.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:10 PM

I hope this is not the start of a disturbing everyone-is-Optimus-Prime trend...

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:22 PM

QUOTE(LV! @ Jan 27 2012, 03:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Benbot @ Jan 27 2012, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm getting a lot of red flags here. If Walky likes it, I?m not. If someone says it ?looks fun,? I won?t be having it. I?ve found those are both code for ?this is for very little kids.?

One must be careful not to buy Transformers toys that are for little kids.


You can buy what you want.