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@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:43 AM)

where's GALVATRON in MP form dammit?! he didn't even get in for the anniversary year...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 May 2017 - 11:35 AM)

I'm still waiting on the rest of the Dinobots.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:24 AM)

The Decepticon MP cassettes are probably my favorite MP figures so far. Fantastic little dudes.

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 11:23 AM)

I want a Masterpiece Blaster if only because I'm fond of the Masterpiece cassettes and want Takara to make more. They should also do Slugfest and Overkill since they were in the cartoon too, even if it was only very briefly.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:21 AM)

I just want the Chip figure. The only Autobot cars I have or want are G2 Sideswipe and Hot Rod.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:14 AM)

another Autobot car. "yaaaaaay."

@  Benbot : (22 May 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I haven't been this excited about a new MP since the Datsuns! He looks amazing

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:01 AM)

I love the little human figures with the MP line. Is it just young Spike, Future Spike, and Daniel so far?

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:00 AM)

And it comes with Chip Chase! I will order just for that! Holy crap!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 10:55 AM)

Whoo! Masterpiece Sunstreaker!

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:40 AM)

Less said about the Sinclair Microdrive, the better...

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:23 AM)

I had two ZX Spectrum games on cartridge. Played 'em loads as it beat having to wait ten minutes for unreliable tape loading...

@  Rycochet : (22 May 2017 - 09:25 AM)

Super Bootspork!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 08:45 AM)

I remember doing the same for my ZX Spectrum.

@  DeltaSeeker : (22 May 2017 - 08:40 AM)

I remember loading games on my Vic20 from an audio tape.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 08:37 AM)

anyone remember "Chex Quest?"

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I never played those. I had, like, two-color bootleg files of Donkey Kong and stuff like that with 50 games on a disk.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:11 AM)

not pure text games, but you still had to use text input to do stuff. "PICK UP flask", etc

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:05 AM)

I think those were the old King's Quest/Space Quest ones

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:02 AM)

I remember floppy disk games! Never gamed enough to own one that was more than a disk, though.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:01 AM)

I remember booting things from DOS, and games that were like 10 floppy disks big.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

*dies*

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

Oh man, the days of Realplayer and AIM and man, I can't believe how long ago that was.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2017 - 01:00 AM)

ugh, RealMedia was pretty awful. RealPlayer was so bloated and buggy, I tried to avoid it

@  siccoyote : (22 May 2017 - 12:17 AM)

I remember downloading Realmedia episodes of Beast Wars Season 3, days after they were shown in Americ, but the quality was terrible and the guy who did it wasted half of a stereo audio track because he recorded it in mono. Took many hours to download

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 May 2017 - 09:55 PM)

Yeah, I remember those days. I had a bunch of Quicktime clips from Beasties/Beast Wars and Reboot, most of which I had to leave the computer on overnight to get, lol

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 09:49 PM)

I remember when it took 3 hours to download a 240p, 2.5 minute movie trailer

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

and there weren't any rocks yet, they were all space dust

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

I remember when there was no internet

@  Telly : (21 May 2017 - 08:55 PM)

dont remember what it was called, but i had an internet answering machine software back in the day. turn it on when i was online and i wouldnt miss a call. would leave it off if i didnt want to be bothered though lol

@  Noideaforaname : (21 May 2017 - 08:46 PM)

Remember when it was either the phone OR internet? Remember when photos had to be developed? And if someone decided to take pictures of their eye you couldn't tell until you got the film back?

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 06:02 PM)

You're making us old farts feel old!

@  Foffy : (21 May 2017 - 05:20 PM)

Not me! I couldn't have known that in 1991! I wasn't even born yet!

@  Bass X0 : (21 May 2017 - 01:03 PM)

You only just realised? Everybody else has known that since 1991.

@  unluckiness : (21 May 2017 - 10:34 AM)

Holy jeez, Guile's theme does go with anything.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2017 - 04:34 AM)

The "humans as processors" bit was also used in season 2 of Dollhouse.

@  Pennpenn : (20 May 2017 - 04:27 AM)

I just remembered, I wonder if the scene in Thor 2 with the kids showing the abandoned building with glitchy reality was inspired by the Animatrix short that had the same concept (but could handle it more interestingly)

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:59 AM)

That is nonsense. Also, some men in black suits and sunglasses will be arriving at your doorstep shortly. Please cooperate and it will go much easier for you.

@  Whirl Maximus : (20 May 2017 - 03:42 AM)

It's not bull, the elite are using the 90% through wifi for their Androcide agenda. Learn the undisprovable truth.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:26 AM)

I think there was an early draft where the machines were using humans as processors with the whole "only use 10% of their brains" bull.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 May 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Wasn't there an early draft where they weren't using humans for that?

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:26 PM)

Yeah, makes the Matrix seem more like a nature reserve than a source of power, and I get the feeling the whole "humans as a source of power" was done pretty much to justify the machines keeping humans around at all without making the machines seem sympathetic.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:23 PM)

But after watching The Second Renaissance, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the machines still felt some lingering moral imperative to allow the human survivors of the war some kind of life rather than committing genocide. They did everything in their power to avoid the war in the first place

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:21 PM)

It seems like reverting to solar power would be infinitely preferable to having to maintain The Matrix and everyone hooked into it, and all the associated hardware

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:18 PM)

Although I think I remember hearing somewhere that the "clouds" darkening the sky are actually swarms of constantly-muliplying nanomachines? No idea if that's canon or not, but if it is it seems like that'd be something the machines themselves could figure out how to undo if they really wanted to

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:16 PM)

I dunno, for all their technical achievements those humans seemed just as shortsighted as in the present. And they were desperate by the time that was done, so it wouldn't surprise me if they just thought "ah, we'll figure out how to undo it later"

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:00 PM)

Also gotta wonder if the humans had some idea of how they were going to fix the sky, presuming they won out, because otherwise they were basically commiting suicide out of spite and the Matrix would be the only reason humanity is still alive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 09:07 PM)

One of the first things I thought myself after my first time through it

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Every time I watch "The Second Renaissance" I get the feeling I'd probably end up getting shot for being a machine sympathizer.

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2017 - 10:36 PM)

Yeah, Ghostbusters. Specifically the episode where they check out the live action Hollywood "adaptation."


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#21 LV!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:22 AM

We sure got high on these toys without knowing what 90% of their decos will look like.

Cool Mini-Cons, though.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:25 AM

I wish I could tell if Bulkhead was a new mold or the same as the FE version, because then I could cancel him on HLJ and get one with extra minicon.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:26 AM

QUOTE(Sprocket @ Feb 1 2012, 07:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyone else notice most of them turn into what are essentially each character's weapon from the show? Bulkhead's blaster, Cliffjumper's 'horns', Ratchet's sword, Arcee's tonfa blade, Bumblebee's pulse-gun, and Megatron's cannon?


If anything, that's what's going to make me re-buy some of these characters.

Giving Bulkhead a Targetmaster buddy, I can take or leave. Giving him an approximation of his blaster from the show, and I want the hell out of it.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:28 AM

Microns... they had to include Microns.


Now I don't know what to do. I'm budgeted for the U.S line but now want the Japan one, AAAUUUGGGHHHH!!!!!


Randy, how is shipping prices for HLJ? With their sale going on I'm wondering if I'd save enough $$$ buying from them over buying from BBTS.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:36 AM

QUOTE(Triceratron 1 @ Feb 1 2012, 10:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish I could tell if Bulkhead was a new mold or the same as the FE version, because then I could cancel him on HLJ and get one with extra minicon.


In their promo shots they used the show's CGI models for the molds they don't have photos of (Arcee, Ratchet and Bulkhead), Blacked out the new voyagers(Starscream and Optimus), and used toys for the ones Hasbro has released images of or is an FE toy(Soundwave, Cliffjumper, Bumblebee, Terracon Cliff and That is deluxe Megatron as HLJ has him at deluxe price). Just anoter piece of evidence saying Bulkhead is getting a new Voyager toy.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:48 AM

QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Randy, how is shipping prices for HLJ? With their sale going on I'm wondering if I'd save enough $$$ buying from them over buying from BBTS.

Shipping is expensive, but as long as my orders have 2 to 3 or more figures in them I always end up saving money over ordering with BBTS or TFSource. What extra I pay in shipping is more than made up for on what I save on the figures (and I get the expensive EMS shipping in almost every instance).

Though lately HLJ hasn't been able to fill my orders (with the EZ Chronicles Wave 2 and the latest United figures). Though I think those were special cases as they were more limited (despite ordering the first or second day they went up for order). I think you'd be fine with a mass release line like this one.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:55 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 03:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Randy, how is shipping prices for HLJ? With their sale going on I'm wondering if I'd save enough $$$ buying from them over buying from BBTS.

Shipping is expensive, but as long as my orders have 2 to 3 or more figures in them I always end up saving money over ordering with BBTS or TFSource. What extra I pay in shipping is more than made up for on what I save on the figures (and I get the expensive EMS shipping in almost every instance).

Though lately HLJ hasn't been able to fill my orders (with the EZ Chronicles Wave 2 and the latest United figures). Though I think those were special cases as they were more limited (despite ordering the first or second day they went up for order). I think you'd be fine with a mass release line like this one.

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Hmmmm, ok thanks a lot!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:58 AM


GAH, I don't want to buy most of those Prime figures. I definetly don't want to import them. But I'd love to have all those Minicons. Guess I have to just cross my fingers for a domestic release...


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:00 AM

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GAH, I don't want to buy most of those Prime figures. I definetly don't want to import them. But I'd love to have all those Minicons. Guess I have to just cross my fingers for a domestic release...


ZacWilliam, wonders exactly how Zombiejumper works with a partner, even an animal one without eating its brain...


Like DOTM Megatron and the Scalpels living inside him.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:03 AM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Feb 1 2012, 11:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 1 2012, 03:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
GAH, I don't want to buy most of those Prime figures. I definetly don't want to import them. But I'd love to have all those Minicons. Guess I have to just cross my fingers for a domestic release...


ZacWilliam, wonders exactly how Zombiejumper works with a partner, even an animal one without eating its brain...


Like DOTM Megatron and the Scalpels living inside him.


So IT eats his brain. Got it. icon-arcee.gif


ZacWilliam, wants Starscream to be sold with a better (read more G1) Laserbeak to fit where the regular one goes.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:05 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 1 2012, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Feb 1 2012, 11:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 1 2012, 03:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
GAH, I don't want to buy most of those Prime figures. I definetly don't want to import them. But I'd love to have all those Minicons. Guess I have to just cross my fingers for a domestic release...


ZacWilliam, wonders exactly how Zombiejumper works with a partner, even an animal one without eating its brain...


Like DOTM Megatron and the Scalpels living inside him.


So IT eats his brain. Got it. icon-arcee.gif


ZacWilliam, wants Starscream to be sold with a better (read more G1) Laserbeak to fit where the regular one goes.


I wouldn't bank on that, tbh.

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#32 Robogeek1973

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:11 AM

Just made my first HLJ purchase for most of these guys.


Except for Bumblebee, nothing saves that guy. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:18 AM

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ZacWilliam, wants Starscream to be sold with a better (read more G1) Laserbeak to fit where the regular one goes.

Starscream, do you mean Soundwave? Or am I missing something?

QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 11:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just made my first HLJ purchase for most of these guys.


Except for Bumblebee, nothing saves that guy. icon-fire.gif

Nice! icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:25 AM

Does HLJ charge when the Pre-Orders are made?

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#35 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:29 AM

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QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 1 2012, 11:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ZacWilliam, wants Starscream to be sold with a better (read more G1) Laserbeak to fit where the regular one goes.

Starscream, do you mean Soundwave? Or am I missing something?


Yes I meant Soundwave. Heh. I'm gonna blame Autocorrect. But that was probably all me.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 11:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just made my first HLJ purchase for most of these guys.


Except for Bumblebee, nothing saves that guy. icon-fire.gif


I will be getting these, but not yet. I want to see better pictures, and want to know what the deal with Wheeljack is. If TT isn't releasing Deluxe Wheeljack for some reason, that's fine, I'll pick up the US release, but I want to know more and put in one big order rather then a few small orders. Saves shipping, ya know?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:34 AM

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Zac, would take a Ravage too.



Stop it, you're making me all aroused and such.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:36 AM

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I will be getting these, but not yet. I want to see better pictures


ANY pictures, in some cases.

I want Bulkhead's micron more than anyone else's, but how'm I supposed to pull that trigger on an unseen mold knowing how RID Optimus and Bumblebee turned out?

Edited by Sean Whitmore, 01 February 2012 - 11:41 AM.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:37 AM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Feb 1 2012, 08:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does HLJ charge when the Pre-Orders are made?


Nah. Like BBTS, they're a big enough store that they can afford to defer payment until the product is in stock.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:42 AM

QUOTE(Phlis @ Feb 1 2012, 04:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 11:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just made my first HLJ purchase for most of these guys.


Except for Bumblebee, nothing saves that guy. icon-fire.gif


I will be getting these, but not yet. I want to see better pictures, and want to know what the deal with Wheeljack is. If TT isn't releasing Deluxe Wheeljack for some reason, that's fine, I'll pick up the US release, but I want to know more and put in one big order rather then a few small orders. Saves shipping, ya know?


i'm actually fine with the U.S Wheeljack, he has two swords so I'm all set.

Edited by Robogeek1973, 01 February 2012 - 11:42 AM.