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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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#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

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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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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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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

QUOTE(Phlis @ Feb 1 2012, 08:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.