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@  Shrug : (20 September 2017 - 02:24 PM)

That whole flat-rate shipping thing makes the math easy.

@  Shrug : (20 September 2017 - 02:23 PM)

4 bucks

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 September 2017 - 02:15 PM)

Hmm. How much is shipping from BBTS?

@  NightViper : (20 September 2017 - 02:09 PM)

Set of the four is still $22 at BBTS

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 September 2017 - 02:00 PM)

Ramhorn is currently available from a third party seller via Amazon for $27.

@  Robowang : (20 September 2017 - 11:47 AM)

Anybody have the TR PM OP trading card they don't want? I lost mine! Will pay you for it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 September 2017 - 11:35 AM)

If you don't need her I'll take her off ya.

@  BlackMax : (20 September 2017 - 10:04 AM)

When I get that power-batteryOptimus I swear I will carry it everywhere. It'll be like having a useful tool AND being six years old again all at once.

@  Robowang : (20 September 2017 - 09:58 AM)

I guess he's gone now. Oh well.

@  Robowang : (20 September 2017 - 09:56 AM)

I saw Ramhorn all over ebay for $16 a week ago or so.

@  Shrug : (20 September 2017 - 09:02 AM)

Just ordered Arcee.  I don't need her.  But she's pink.  And a robot.  A combination I love.

@  Darknova4life : (20 September 2017 - 08:57 AM)

@ Robowang, Where is TR Ramhorn available for $16?

@  Shrug : (20 September 2017 - 07:31 AM)

Besides spotty, this is the first time I've consistently seen reships of older waves months after the next 2/3 waves show up.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 September 2017 - 07:29 AM)

No kidding spotty. Haven't seen of the recent waves, and I desperately want a seaspray for my brother.

@  Robowang : (20 September 2017 - 07:05 AM)

Distribution is so spotty these days that I've given in and just started ordering everything. I'm probably going to wind up with a $16 Ramhorn, too.

@  MidnightFox : (19 September 2017 - 08:51 PM)

So they've been out at regular retail hit and miss for awhile.

@  MidnightFox : (19 September 2017 - 08:50 PM)

I picked up Misfire at a Target in Mississippi in mid-August.

@  Shrug : (19 September 2017 - 05:09 PM)

I think so. I checked his post history just now and he mentions buying something in North Carolina

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 September 2017 - 05:04 PM)

A U.S. Walmart?

@  Shrug : (19 September 2017 - 04:41 PM)

Saw someone found Misfire's wave at Walmart on Reddit. First normal retail sighting I've heard. I'm more hopeful now.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 September 2017 - 04:04 PM)

I'm praying I will be able to find Misfire and Slugslinger at brick and mortar somehow.

@  Xellos : (19 September 2017 - 03:22 PM)

Getting the set of 3, myself. Figure I'll keep Hot Rod in package (still my fave character), and give Kup to my nephew to help expand his current fascination with Transformers.

@  Telly : (19 September 2017 - 11:56 AM)

i got slugslinger for $30 from amazon as well. i can imagine thatll be the standard price at most places since theyll jack up the price to cover having all those kup and hot rods sitting in their stores

@  Robowang : (19 September 2017 - 08:16 AM)

Yes, I bought the $30 one on Amazon. I'd rather just pay the $30 than pay $60 and be stuck with an extra Hot Rod and Kup I can't sell.

@  Robowang : (19 September 2017 - 07:34 AM)

Slugslinger, Misfire, and Triggerhappy look amazing together. Best of Titans Return, as far as I'm concerned.

@  Noideaforaname : (18 September 2017 - 11:32 PM)

gads, why is this site so bad at loading at times?

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 September 2017 - 08:29 PM)

Thank you Hasbro for having never reissued the 2011 City Strike Destro figure...already at $32 with a week left.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 September 2017 - 07:47 PM)

Asking someone which year of "university" they're in seems so much more sophisticated than asking which year of "college" they're in.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 September 2017 - 09:04 PM)

Hooray! It only took 8 years, but laika finally learned to NOT play with the striped kitty!

@  Bass X0 : (15 September 2017 - 04:38 PM)

It was "Take Your Laserbeak To Work Day".... well, for me it was anyway. I was getting bored of being on hold when I made calls, so wanted something to relieve the boredom.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2017 - 04:25 PM)

Can you hear me now? *CRACK*

@  MEDdMI : (15 September 2017 - 04:25 PM)

Pshaw, internet! Back in my day, we wrote notes, wrapped them around rocks, and threw them at each other's heads!

@  Benbot : (15 September 2017 - 03:32 PM)

That's why I used Napster at work

@  wonko the sane? : (15 September 2017 - 11:37 AM)

Didn't know that then... pay for high speed so I don't have to now.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 September 2017 - 09:00 AM)

every browser had a super-easy-to-find "turn off images" option if you wanted pages to load faster

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2017 - 08:19 AM)

I still hear the dial-up modem scream in my nightmares.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 September 2017 - 08:18 AM)

And you are not alone...

@  Pennpenn : (15 September 2017 - 07:53 AM)

Trust me Predaking, I am ancient enough to hold such memories.

@  The Predaking : (15 September 2017 - 07:50 AM)

That 3 MB mp3 was lost forever.

@  The Predaking : (15 September 2017 - 07:49 AM)

You will never know the pain of Downloading a file on Dial up for 6 hours, only to have it stop at 99%.

@  Pennpenn : (15 September 2017 - 07:47 AM)

I love when I'm downloading something and the download rate is inversly proportinal to the progress meter.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 September 2017 - 12:47 AM)

I'm thinking of using the original Dragon Quest to help me with my Japanese since it only uses Hiragana and has spaces. :)

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 September 2017 - 10:40 PM)

I was partial to King's Quest and Police Quest

@  MaxVer : (14 September 2017 - 08:21 PM)

Currently playing part 2.

@  The Predaking : (14 September 2017 - 01:56 PM)

Man, I love those games!

@  The Predaking : (14 September 2017 - 01:56 PM)

dragon quest

@  Shrug : (13 September 2017 - 09:01 PM)

Just sitting above the toy section. Taunting me.

@  Shrug : (13 September 2017 - 09:00 PM)

My local store got a fresh deluxe box of TR Wave 1 and two boxes of deluxe TLK Wave 1. Even though they already had 3 boxes worth of TLK Wave 1

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 September 2017 - 07:08 PM)

Almost all the Titans Return is sold out at my nearest Target and Walmart, but I'm traveling this weekend and may try different ones.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 September 2017 - 06:12 PM)

I don't have -any- TR at my walmart.


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#101 NightViper

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:06 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(SwiftEagle @ Feb 1 2012, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rumors outta Japan:

The price cut is because:
a) The toys will now be coming in much simpler packaging
b) The Mini-Con pack-ins will be in snap-kit form
c) Many paint operations have been replaced by user-applied stickers

The sticker thing would be strange and bad. Unless it gives them more detail than the Hasbro ones have not comparable details or less details.

Randy


I believe the sticker rumor would go with the snap-kit rumor. Since kits aren't usually painted.

I could live with unpainted/stickered Mini-Cons as long as they're as cool as these ones.

Edited by NightViper, 01 February 2012 - 11:07 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:07 PM

What if the paint apps are the same as the US versions instead like previous Takara releases? Maybe that's what they mean.

Less packaging, yes I could see that. These guys are small in alt mode, Soundwave is a wee thing as a jet. The card backing is getting to superfluous, the plastic surrounding them is fairly sturdy.

Urgh, I have so many of card backings already since I don't like throwing away the stats.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:41 PM


I'd have very low hopes for the successful application and retention of stickers onto Prime toys, unless we're talking strictly about deco on the flattest panel parts of the vehicle modes. Anything having to stretch over those contoured limbs and chests, though.... gah.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:51 PM

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I understand Minicons would have likely been too expensive at the price point for Hasbro, but Takara's Prime RID Deluxes are only 2,000 Yen, which is 940 Yen cheaper than the United figures that TT just came out with.

And that makes me suspicious. Something almost HAS to be sacrificed here to pull that off... and the only thing there can be at the deluxe scale is paint.


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#105 radicaldeth

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:03 AM


Now I have visions of the Kre-O stickers that wouldn't stick even on a flat surface.


And Purple Monkey Dishwasher time!

Rumor from a rumor on TFW that the Takara figs will have their weapons replaced with the Microns instead. The pics don't show their normal weapons now that I look at them again. Not worried about Skywarp, but Megatron is nekkid without his normal cannon.


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:06 AM

QUOTE(radicaldeth @ Feb 2 2012, 12:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now I have visions of the Kre-O stickers that wouldn't stick even on a flat surface.


And Purple Monkey Dishwasher time!

Rumor from a rumor on TFW that the Takara figs will have their weapons replaced with the Microns instead. The pics don't show their normal weapons now that I look at them again. Not worried about Skywarp, but Megatron is nekkid without his normal cannon.


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And Megatron is the main frakin' reason I made this order in the first place. icon-wildride.gif


Well, the Minicon's alt mode IS his cannon. Only this time with his sword. And the whole thing turns into a monkey.

#107 radicaldeth

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:10 AM

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Well, the Minicon's alt mode IS his cannon. Only this time with his sword. And the whole thing turns into a monkey.



So in ship mode he'll have a monkey on his back. I hope it's purple. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:16 AM

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Wow, March release for the first figures? I can have money for that by then, I think.

It'll be mighty expensive, though, damn!

(Really do need to get that second job...)

6 5 deluxes, 1 voyager

It's going to be well over a hundred dollars, which is expensive for me.

But I might end up skipping a few(Or more.) things now that I'm taking a closer look at the toys. We'll see.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:34 AM

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Rumors outta Japan:

The price cut is because:
a) The toys will now be coming in much simpler packaging
b) The Mini-Con pack-ins will be in snap-kit form
c) Many paint operations have been replaced by user-applied stickers


If that's the case than I'll be canceling my preorder.

*waits for more information*

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:35 AM

There's a screw on Starscream's minicon's wing.

I don't buy it.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:42 AM

Optimus' weapon will most likely actually be able to stay in weapon mode. Which is good reason to get this over Hasbro's release.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 03:52 AM

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There's a screw on Starscream's minicon's wing.

You mean on the obviously non-final gray test-shot?

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The sticker thing would be strange and bad. Unless it gives them more detail than the Hasbro ones have not comparable details or less details.

I'm really not sure what "more detail" they could give. We're kind of beyond the days of G1's weirdass random technicolor greeblie stickers.

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a) How much simpler? Bagged? They've already downgraded all deluxe toys packaging from boxed in the BW/AEC era to carded in recent lines, with character card becoming a lost art. I can't imagine how much more simpler they can get.

Actually, as I understand it, boxes are less expensive than heat-sealed bubbles (and probably more eco-friendly to boot). I can easily see the box proper becoming generic with windows and stickers showing/naming the product.


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The only thing I could want from the entire Prime line from now to forever would be Soundwave's Minicons since the spear mode looks like one of those torture devices Stalker used in Last Stand of the Wreckers.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:26 AM

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QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(SwiftEagle @ Feb 1 2012, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rumors outta Japan:

The price cut is because:
a) The toys will now be coming in much simpler packaging
b) The Mini-Con pack-ins will be in snap-kit form
c) Many paint operations have been replaced by user-applied stickers

The sticker thing would be strange and bad. Unless it gives them more detail than the Hasbro ones have not comparable details or less details.

Randy


I believe the sticker rumor would go with the snap-kit rumor. Since kits aren't usually painted.

I could live with unpainted/stickered Mini-Cons as long as they're as cool as these ones.

Could be like the stripes and Autobot symbol on the FE Optimus they showed with all the Minicons attached.

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I understand Minicons would have likely been too expensive at the price point for Hasbro, but Takara's Prime RID Deluxes are only 2,000 Yen, which is 940 Yen cheaper than the United figures that TT just came out with.

And that makes me suspicious. Something almost HAS to be sacrificed here to pull that off... and the only thing there can be at the deluxe scale is paint.


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:37 AM

Wow, you guys put way more stock in rumors than I do.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:03 AM

GaoKaiser on TFW2005 has posted a copy of the actual text of these rumours, which suggest the paint apps will be identical to the US versions with additional stickers instead of extra Takara paint apps, rather than stickers in lieu of existing paint. That's probably still a bit of a shame if anyone was hoping for a silver Voyager Megatron though.

I suspect the minicons will all end up in the capsule toy line. Which is good. Though I wonder if any versions of them will actually get the nice shiny paint that the original toy show reveal versions had. Seems unlikely :-(

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:09 AM

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QUOTE(NightViper @ Feb 1 2012, 11:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(SwiftEagle @ Feb 1 2012, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rumors outta Japan:

The price cut is because:
a) The toys will now be coming in much simpler packaging
b) The Mini-Con pack-ins will be in snap-kit form
c) Many paint operations have been replaced by user-applied stickers

The sticker thing would be strange and bad. Unless it gives them more detail than the Hasbro ones have not comparable details or less details.

Randy


I believe the sticker rumor would go with the snap-kit rumor. Since kits aren't usually painted.

I could live with unpainted/stickered Mini-Cons as long as they're as cool as these ones.

Could be like the stripes and Autobot symbol on the FE Optimus they showed with all the Minicons attached.


QUOTE(The Phazer @ Feb 2 2012, 08:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
GaoKaiser on TFW2005 has posted a copy of the actual text of these rumours, which suggest the paint apps will be identical to the US versions with additional stickers instead of extra Takara paint apps, rather than stickers in lieu of existing paint. That's probably still a bit of a shame if anyone was hoping for a silver Voyager Megatron though.

I suspect the minicons will all end up in the capsule toy line. Which is good. Though I wonder if any versions of them will actually get the nice shiny paint that the original toy show reveal versions had. Seems unlikely :-(

Phazer


So it would seem Randy is correct, if the rumors are true.

US paint ops with additional stickers? That's something I can live with as well.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:09 AM

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!!! 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?).
I thought it had been established and was known for years that Hasbro doesn't actually handle distribution to individual retail outlets? And in any case it's up to the retailer to get order them in.


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:26 AM

QUOTE(The Phazer @ Feb 2 2012, 08:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
GaoKaiser on TFW2005 has posted a copy of the actual text of these rumours, which suggest the paint apps will be identical to the US versions with additional stickers instead of extra Takara paint apps, rather than stickers in lieu of existing paint. That's probably still a bit of a shame if anyone was hoping for a silver Voyager Megatron though.

I suspect the minicons will all end up in the capsule toy line. Which is good. Though I wonder if any versions of them will actually get the nice shiny paint that the original toy show reveal versions had. Seems unlikely :-(

Phazer


Which is why I want to wait before I order them. I would like to see exactly what I'm buying. I do wany these, and I've put in a pre-order, but I'm not going to buy these or any RiD toys(except wheeljack, as he's not being released?). I want to see some final shots first.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:03 AM

New image.

The weapon modes combine together.

I really, really hope they're released in the capsules now.

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