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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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#41 Powered Convoy

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

Like mx-01 archon said they don't charge until your item ship (and even then the charge amount may take a few days to weeks to show up on your card because they're in Japan and it depends on how your card holder handles those kinds of charges).

I don't know if that's the case on their Paypal service though (I haven't used it since they changed it around a year or two ago). Before it was at the time of shipping too, but that could cause problems if they sell out while waiting for you to pay (when using their old Paypal method). With the new method I think it deducts automatically similar to a credit card.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:53 AM

Here's hoping TakTom makes Skyquake with a chaingun Micron.

Edited by Robogeek1973, 01 February 2012 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:53 AM

QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 11:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i'm actually fine with the U.S Wheeljack, he has two swords so I'm all set.

But...But what if TT comes out with a Micron that splits into TWO swords? OR TWO MINICONS? WHAT THEN?

No really, I just want to see better picks, and budget out some money for these.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:54 AM

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QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 11:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i'm actually fine with the U.S Wheeljack, he has two swords so I'm all set.

But...But what if TT comes out with a Micron that splits into TWO swords? OR TWO MINICONS? WHAT THEN?


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#45 General Tekno

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:59 AM

So is anyone here expecting better paint apps on the Prime toys as well? Or do you think the budget went into minicons instead?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:00 PM

QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's hoping TakTom makes Skyquake with a chaingun Micron.

Now That would be Awesome!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:02 PM

Wow, I just calculated the price difference of what I bought at HLJ as opposed to BBTS and not counting shipping cost I saved $190 on these guys. icon-bee.gif


We'll see what shipping works out to be but I highly doubt it'll be over $190. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:05 PM

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Wow, I just calculated the price difference of what I bought at HLJ as opposed to BBTS and not counting shipping cost I saved $190 on these guys. icon-bee.gif


We'll see what shipping works out to be but I highly doubt it'll be over $190. icon-fire.gif


AmiAmi's even cheaper than HLJ; main difference though is the inability to cancel preorders.

However, AmiAmi has a better shipping policy in that they'll hold all your orders for the month before shipping them out if you want.

Edited by General Tekno, 01 February 2012 - 12:05 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:12 PM

Hrrrm, this sweets the deal for going Takara.

I'd have to see them first to make sure nobody had a head-to-toe metallic paint job like the First Edition Bulkhead, though; I don't like how paint job came out. Metallic paint being used for detailing, I like, but not the whole figure (unless it's United Tracks icon-fire.gif).

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:17 PM

!!! holy jive. How the hell am I gonna be able to afford importing these? If they all come with Targetmaster versions of their ACTUAL WEAPONS there is no WAY I'm going to pass, especially after the way Hasbro's been handling their distribution lately (even if they do make these available domestically, what are the odds I'd actually be able to BUY them?).

#51 Powered Convoy

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:18 PM

QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, I just calculated the price difference of what I bought at HLJ as opposed to BBTS and not counting shipping cost I saved $190 on these guys. icon-bee.gif


We'll see what shipping works out to be but I highly doubt it'll be over $190. icon-fire.gif

I won't be any where near that. Depends on how much you ordered, but I preordered the entire RID lineup and I'm thinking shipping will be $30 to $60 for the first set, and probably a bit less for the second.

Remember these guys come out in two different months and will ship separately. They won't ship together (one shipment for May releases the other for June).

QUOTE(Moroboshi @ Feb 1 2012, 12:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hrrrm, this sweets the deal for going Takara.

I'd have to see them first to make sure nobody had a head-to-toe metallic paint job like the First Edition Bulkhead, though; I don't like how paint job came out. Metallic paint being used for detailing, I like, but not the whole figure (unless it's United Tracks icon-fire.gif).

Bulkhead wasn't painted metallic, he was cast in metallic plastic. It's very nice and really show accurate.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:19 PM

Damn I want these, but I don't think I can afford them...

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:19 PM

QUOTE(General Tekno @ Feb 1 2012, 05:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, I just calculated the price difference of what I bought at HLJ as opposed to BBTS and not counting shipping cost I saved $190 on these guys. icon-bee.gif


We'll see what shipping works out to be but I highly doubt it'll be over $190. icon-fire.gif


AmiAmi's even cheaper than HLJ; main difference though is the inability to cancel preorders.

However, AmiAmi has a better shipping policy in that they'll hold all your orders for the month before shipping them out if you want.


Their prices are better even WITH the deal HLJ has going on right now?


If so, shame on you for telling me AFTER I've placed my order. icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:34 PM

I just want the microns at this point.
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And Liege, you're words really have had an effect on me. It made me relise I've shouldn't care about what others think of me, I should only care about what I think of myself.

Liege is a small dude with a lot of wisdom.

Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:39 PM

Dude... Japan, NOT COOL! You're making Hasbro look ever worse! Hasbro, PLEASE get these molds on our shelves!

Standard internet whining aside, these do look awesome. I am both comforted that we are getting the seeker trio, and yet disappointed since somehow I thought they might break that cycle at last (as with Bee and CJ)
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#56 General Tekno

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 10:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(General Tekno @ Feb 1 2012, 05:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, I just calculated the price difference of what I bought at HLJ as opposed to BBTS and not counting shipping cost I saved $190 on these guys. icon-bee.gif


We'll see what shipping works out to be but I highly doubt it'll be over $190. icon-fire.gif


AmiAmi's even cheaper than HLJ; main difference though is the inability to cancel preorders.

However, AmiAmi has a better shipping policy in that they'll hold all your orders for the month before shipping them out if you want.


Their prices are better even WITH the deal HLJ has going on right now?


If so, shame on you for telling me AFTER I've placed my order. icon-arcee.gif


You can cancel an HLJ order.

You can't cancel AmiAmi orders.

But yeah; when I looked this morning AmiAmi seemed to have better prices, all the same. Though HLJs are still good enough for me to tentatively preorder the line with them.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:55 PM

QUOTE(General Tekno @ Feb 1 2012, 05:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 10:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(General Tekno @ Feb 1 2012, 05:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, I just calculated the price difference of what I bought at HLJ as opposed to BBTS and not counting shipping cost I saved $190 on these guys. icon-bee.gif


We'll see what shipping works out to be but I highly doubt it'll be over $190. icon-fire.gif


AmiAmi's even cheaper than HLJ; main difference though is the inability to cancel preorders.

However, AmiAmi has a better shipping policy in that they'll hold all your orders for the month before shipping them out if you want.


Their prices are better even WITH the deal HLJ has going on right now?


If so, shame on you for telling me AFTER I've placed my order. icon-arcee.gif


You can cancel an HLJ order.



Yeah that's why I'm keeping it regardless. you never know what can happen between now and then and the ability to cancel something if needed is a big help sometimes.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:55 PM

QUOTE(General Tekno @ Feb 1 2012, 12:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 10:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(General Tekno @ Feb 1 2012, 05:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, I just calculated the price difference of what I bought at HLJ as opposed to BBTS and not counting shipping cost I saved $190 on these guys. icon-bee.gif


We'll see what shipping works out to be but I highly doubt it'll be over $190. icon-fire.gif


AmiAmi's even cheaper than HLJ; main difference though is the inability to cancel preorders.

However, AmiAmi has a better shipping policy in that they'll hold all your orders for the month before shipping them out if you want.


Their prices are better even WITH the deal HLJ has going on right now?


If so, shame on you for telling me AFTER I've placed my order. icon-arcee.gif


You can cancel an HLJ order.

You can't cancel AmiAmi orders.

But yeah; when I looked this morning AmiAmi seemed to have better prices, all the same. Though HLJs are still good enough for me to tentatively preorder the line with them.


HLJ is offering 20% off the list price, AmiAmi is offering 26-27% off, 1460 vs 1600 for deluxes. However AmiAmi is sold out of Ratchets for some reason?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:10 PM

QUOTE(Phlis @ Feb 1 2012, 10:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(General Tekno @ Feb 1 2012, 12:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 10:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(General Tekno @ Feb 1 2012, 05:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, I just calculated the price difference of what I bought at HLJ as opposed to BBTS and not counting shipping cost I saved $190 on these guys. icon-bee.gif


We'll see what shipping works out to be but I highly doubt it'll be over $190. icon-fire.gif


AmiAmi's even cheaper than HLJ; main difference though is the inability to cancel preorders.

However, AmiAmi has a better shipping policy in that they'll hold all your orders for the month before shipping them out if you want.


Their prices are better even WITH the deal HLJ has going on right now?


If so, shame on you for telling me AFTER I've placed my order. icon-arcee.gif


You can cancel an HLJ order.

You can't cancel AmiAmi orders.

But yeah; when I looked this morning AmiAmi seemed to have better prices, all the same. Though HLJs are still good enough for me to tentatively preorder the line with them.


HLJ is offering 20% off the list price, AmiAmi is offering 26-27% off, 1460 vs 1600 for deluxes. However AmiAmi is sold out of Ratchets for some reason?

Oh? Huh - must be a lot of Ratchet fans hoping he gets a better deco on the Takara toy.

Me, I preordered Terrorcon Cliff and Soundwave there - I want Scorpulator and Ravage pretty badly. Heck - since Cliff would be going with my First Edition Prime toys, Ravage is free to stand alone on the Prime shelf, too!

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#60 Robogeek1973

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:16 PM

QUOTE(General Tekno @ Feb 1 2012, 06:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh? Huh - must be a lot of Ratchet fans hoping he gets a better deco on the Takara toy.


I know a lot of folks over at TFW are hating the U.S version's paint (or lack of) scheme and are hoping the Takara version is better.


I'm getting him for the Micron personally.