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@  Bass X0 : (23 May 2017 - 03:22 AM)

DRAGON HALF!

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 09:00 PM)

Xellos...? *looks at avatar pic* speaking of old anime... DRAGON SLAVE!!!

@  Xellos : (22 May 2017 - 08:56 PM)

Yeah, Tylor is awesome. One of the few series (Tylor and Escaflowne) I watched multiple times subtitled. On VHS even. Own two sets of each on DVD (or BD in 2nd Escaflowne's case). Original Tylor DVD and the remastered DVD, and both sets of dubs for Escaflowne (not counting the aborted Saturday morning edit, though I did tape that as it aired).

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2017 - 08:28 PM)

Man, I'm so sad I missed so much of the mid-90s anime. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is SO MUCH FUN!

@  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"


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#61 SoS

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:44 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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).

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I'm thinking of preordering the entire line as well. I was thinking of going with EMS, since FedEx would probably be the expensive route. Which shipping option do you usually choose Randy?


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:49 PM

i'm going to have to pick a few and order them now and then figure out what to do. Do i put them on the list or do i buy one a week or something....

what to do,but...MINICONS!!!! WOOOO!!!!!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:06 PM

I ...I was just recovering from the addiction... It's like buying premium beer to an alcoholic. Why do I keep falling? why?...... icon-screamer.gif
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE(SoS @ Feb 1 2012, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm thinking of preordering the entire line as well. I was thinking of going with EMS, since FedEx would probably be the expensive route. Which shipping option do you usually choose Randy?

I almost always go with EMS. If you're ordering any more than 1 figure or something large it's usually worth it compared to SAL.

Since I've gotten a lot of questions about this, here are my orders from HLJ in the last 360 days. All used EMS shipping, you can get a rough estimate on how much you might be looking for in regards to shipping charges based on this. I have a lot of very large orders and a lot of orders that are just one or two figures. Looking quickly the most expensive shipping was 8500 ish yen, which was for some huge orders (which I think is $120 these days).

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE(SoS @ Feb 1 2012, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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).

Randy

I'm thinking of preordering the entire line as well. I was thinking of going with EMS, since FedEx would probably be the expensive route. Which shipping option do you usually choose Randy?


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think it would be cheaper to do a small bulk order?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:10 PM

Wait, are the Mini-cons sold separately, or do the figures actually come with them?

I forgot that spaghetti was a pasta really.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

figures come with the minicons.

Can someone make a list of who comes out when in a neat fashion so i can figure out what everything would cost?

nvm i will:

March release:
Prime-Voyager
bee-deluxe
Cliff-non Zombie-deluxe
Ratchet-deluxe
Megatron-deluxe
skywarp-deluxe

April:
Zombie Cliffjumper-deluxe
Soundwave-deluxe
Acree-deluxe

June:
Voy-Starscream? Tf source has it that price point.
Bulkhead-Voyager
Breakdown-voyager
knockout-deluxe
Bicon-deluxe

So there you go....Prices will vary from store to store.

Edited by Darkstream, 01 February 2012 - 03:54 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

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March:
Megatron-Deluxe

June:
Vehicon-deluxe

Megatron is priced as a Deluxe

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

Breakdown is a Voyager.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:33 PM

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Breakdown is a Voyager.

tf source has him at deluxe pricepoint...http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/3607/

and fixed megatron

Edited by Darkstream, 01 February 2012 - 03:36 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:41 PM

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Breakdown is a Voyager.

tf source has him at deluxe pricepoint...http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/3607/

and fixed megatron

BBTS, HLJ, and AmiAmi have him as a Voyager.
http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;mode=retail
http://www.hlj.com/product/TKT45256
http://www.amiami.co...c...0$pagecnt=1


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:54 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 03:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Darkstream @ Feb 1 2012, 03:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 03:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Breakdown is a Voyager.

tf source has him at deluxe pricepoint...http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/3607/

and fixed megatron

BBTS, HLJ, and AmiAmi have him as a Voyager.
http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;mode=retail
http://www.hlj.com/product/TKT45256
http://www.amiami.co...c...0$pagecnt=1

ill change it but how odd..

Pc what you think the shipping would be for the march toys? im assuming around the 8500...


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:07 PM

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Bicon-deluxe


Vehicon.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE(Darkstream @ Feb 1 2012, 03:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ill change it but how odd..

Pc what you think the shipping would be for the march toys? im assuming around the 8500...

I doubt it...well at least I hope not. If you look at Randy's order history, the only transaction that cost him 8500 for shipping had roughly 12 toys and one of those was a Masterpiece figure.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

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Pc what you think the shipping would be for the march toys? im assuming around the 8500...

No it should be much less if it's just 1 Voyager and 5 Deluxes.

I'd say between 4000 Yen and 6000 Yen roughly. I'm sure it might even be cheaper if 4 Deluxes were just 2,500 yen and 2 Voyagers were 2,300 yen.

I think once it reaches certain thresholds for the size of the box and/or weight it reaches a pretty set price.

I'd have to see if I have any orders older than that (like for early United or Henkei) that are around that size.

The 8,500 yen orders I purchased were very large Masterpiece figures or a ton of United figures with at least doubles of each.

I think something like the order with Striker Optimus and the 2 EZ Collection boxes (which was 5,440 Yen) is more likely.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:28 PM

thanks..now to convince the wife

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:45 PM

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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.


And that just means I have to get FE Bulkhead still somehow, because I have no idea what this new mold looks like. Maybe I can cancel FE Cliffjumper because the Zombie version is mostly the same. Decisions decisions.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:37 PM

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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.

YAY!

Optimus Prime and Ratchet pre-ordered!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

Curse you, Takara Tomy! *shakes fist* (preorders put in)

The micron targetmaster idea is genius. I hope we have better paint decos on the figures to boot too.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

So these are my names for these guys:

Optimus's partner -> Over-Run
Skywarp's -> Ramhorn
Starscream's -> Nighthawk
Bulkhead's -> Ironfist
Cliffjimper's -> Chaingun
Megatron's -> Fusionfire
Ratchet's -> Scalpel
Bumblebee -> Doublebarrel
Soundwave -> Scorpulator
Arcee -> Switchblade
Terrorcon Cliffjumper -> Maddog
Capsule Optimus Prime -> Modus Prime
Capsule Bumblebee - Sparkplug
Capsule lizardbot -> Geckor
Capsule snakebot -> Snakebite

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