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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 March 2018 - 07:33 PM)

I figure as much, but I don't know how the Hispanophone world likes their sci-fi names.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 March 2018 - 07:33 PM)

Am I to assume that Spanish-speaking TF fans speak the names "Salt-Man X" and "Salt-Man Z" with "equis" and "zeta"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 March 2018 - 03:22 PM)

I want Bomb Chicken. That's just so insane. And looks fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 March 2018 - 03:15 PM)

Actually: yeah. Usually there's some discussion at least in fun and games. But it's dead right now.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 March 2018 - 02:21 PM)

Kind of suprised no one is talking about the Nindies direct. I thought some of the games looked fun.

@  Paladin : (20 March 2018 - 02:09 PM)

wow. Twitch is doing a livestream of every "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" episode to celebrate his 90th birtday.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 March 2018 - 07:16 AM)

At least you know where and when it'll stop. It's completely random up here.

@  Pennpenn : (19 March 2018 - 11:47 PM)

Should probably order some stuff from BBTS, on account of the whole "Australia never gets wave 2" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 March 2018 - 04:24 PM)

I just want the rest of my pre orders to come into BBTS, so I only get one shipment. x.x After all, unlikely toys R Us is going to get the Gold Zeo Staff.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 March 2018 - 03:37 PM)

I don't pre-order often. Between shipping and the exchange it gets very expensive, very quickly. But I desperately want volcanicus, and I know it'll never make it's way entirely up here.

@  Plokatron : (19 March 2018 - 02:31 PM)

@wonko the sane? I got three preorders in place right now. Star Wars Millinium Falcon, Nemisis Prime HoS, and Optimal Optimus. I had the old Optimal toy but it's Carbon dust and slag in a landfill now. Not to my fault either blasted fire.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 March 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Yeah, I jumped on the pre-order when it came up. They are not going to show up locally, so I did what I had to do to get volcanicus.

@  Dekafox : (19 March 2018 - 11:31 AM)

Darkwing/Blackwing's the only deluxe I still need to find myself

@  Paladin : (19 March 2018 - 11:14 AM)

they had Sludge & Snarl? *checks* shit, they DO!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 March 2018 - 10:50 AM)

Yay! BBTS finally shipped the last of my dinobots!

@  2018 : (19 March 2018 - 09:45 AM)

I'll accept that.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 March 2018 - 09:44 AM)

Kirby is better! *runs and hides!*

@  2018 : (19 March 2018 - 09:13 AM)

Bloodborne is better.

@  CastletonSnob : (19 March 2018 - 07:46 AM)

I think Dark Souls is one of the best games of the decade

@  MEDdMI : (19 March 2018 - 06:58 AM)


@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 March 2018 - 08:00 PM)

I'm home. Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 March 2018 - 06:23 PM)

So this is wine drunk... yeah, bnot bad. I'll take it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 March 2018 - 06:01 PM)

What's to stop anyone from lying when they answer here?

@  D Buster Prime : (18 March 2018 - 05:51 PM)

So who is voting for Apeface in the 1st round of March Mayhem? Just asking for curiosity's sake. There are no obscene bets among the staff riding on this....

@  Foffy : (18 March 2018 - 02:17 PM)

May the ham be with you

@  Plokatron : (18 March 2018 - 01:27 PM)

Welp I entered the March Mayham let's see how far I get.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 March 2018 - 12:36 PM)

And nobody knows what the hell is going on.

@  Bass X0 : (18 March 2018 - 12:27 PM)

It is the year After Colony 195...

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 March 2018 - 10:30 AM)

*bleeping* cryptocurrency miners...

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 March 2018 - 10:29 AM)

Especially with current graphics card and RAM prices.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 March 2018 - 10:29 AM)

I'm looking at building me a little budget windows machine for games and am looking at the new AMD Ryzen APUs

@  Benbot : (17 March 2018 - 08:10 PM)

ok, good, that should save me a couple bucks

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 March 2018 - 08:05 PM)

@Benbot Only if you REALLY need the computational power. For most average uses..probably not unless the price difference is small

@  Paladin : (17 March 2018 - 07:54 PM)

got lucky & found the Studio Series voyagers. Keeping Starscream but does anyone want Optimus? LMK.

@  Benbot : (17 March 2018 - 07:25 PM)

Is it worth spending extra for an i7 processor over the i5?

@  Plokatron : (16 March 2018 - 09:22 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw Oh my that sucks cold slag my friend. I am with Arazyr I hope you get out safe and sound and hope everything goes well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 March 2018 - 01:29 PM)


@  Arazyr : (16 March 2018 - 10:50 AM)

Hoping for the best, @Tm_Silverclaw!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 March 2018 - 10:42 AM)

Yeah, minor dka, but still serious. Will be in overnight at least.

@  unluckiness : (16 March 2018 - 09:06 AM)

that's pretty serious

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 March 2018 - 07:16 AM)


@  Plokatron : (16 March 2018 - 06:54 AM)

Hope it's nothing serious Silver.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 March 2018 - 06:21 AM)

I hate being in ER.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 March 2018 - 05:39 PM)

They can't all be two parters...

@  Bass X0 : (15 March 2018 - 05:34 PM)

what, is it the end of the episode already?

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 March 2018 - 04:34 PM)


@  wonko the sane? : (15 March 2018 - 03:35 PM)

So... hey, an autobot without a weapon and his human pet just foiled our plans.

@  Bass X0 : (15 March 2018 - 03:13 PM)

Yes, Benbot, and this time no force in the universe will stop us.

@  D Immortalis : (15 March 2018 - 02:53 PM)

Spoundwave: Operation Fidget Annihilation

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 March 2018 - 02:19 PM)

Megatron is distracted! I, Starscream, am now the supreme leader of the Decepticons!


Shortpacked! Review: PRID Megatron

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#1 Walky


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:17 PM

Originally from: http://www.shortpacked.com/2012/blog/megat...ith-the-fallen/

We'd sort of guessed that there'd eventually be a Voyager Class-scale Megatron toy of his Transformers: Prime design. Hasbro probably wasn't going to leave his only representation a Deluxe inside of a multipack. But we had no news of such a toy, no catalog listings or stolen test shots or anything. Until, that is, he suddenly showed up for sale across the ocean at Argos. Usually when we hear news of a toy, it's six months in advance. The lead time between learning about Voyager Megatron and him being for sale was no more than a few hours.

And since I've been anticipating a larger Megatron toy for basically forever, and the multipacked Deluxe still being a no-show, I was willing to ship one from over there to here. I'm mad like that. I asked my Twitter followers for assistance, and a dude named Tricky ended up being my very awesome helper. He's part of a podcast called The Nerdsphere Network, by the way. Go check it out.

Because the leadtime was so short, hopefully nobody ?had it in their heads too long that he was going to be gloriously shiny silver like the usually-airbrushed stock photography. ?No, Megatron is mostly a matte french gray. ?Some of his plastic is caramelly, like his feet, knees, hands, and fusion cannon. ?The difference between the gray and the caramel seems a little too pronounced in some photographs, but in person the effect comes off a lot better. ?It varies his colors up a bit without requiring paint or using a color too divergent from what he's supposed to be.

The reason I love this Megatron design is his robot mode, and this is where the toy shines. ?He's wide yet slick, a balance of monstrous and sophistication. ?Other than a lack of a waist joint, there's enough articulation present to get him into most poses that I'd want. ?Some Megatrons look kind of dippy while raising their arm up in the air to aim their fusion cannon, but not this guy. ?The open palm helps a bit, but I'll let you in on the real reason. ?The tops of his shoulders are actually separate from his biceps, and are suspended above them on struts. ?This not only helps him look better when his arms are going every which way, but they also help keep his pointy shoulder kibble from clipping his back kibble as you move his arms around. ?That would be a real problem otherwise.

The vehicle mode is... sufficient. ?It's a little bulkier than I'd like, but I'm not sure any better could be done. ?Megatron is a big bulky dude, and he somehow extrudes himself out into a thin, sleek jet. ?The toy renders the jet much more thickly, with the legs obviously hanging underneath, and his shoulder spikes tufting out from under his wings like armpit hair. ?He's 80% fuselage and 20% wingspan. ?It's unfortunate. ?But it gives me a great robot mode, so at least the better mode is the one I wanted most.

The Voyager Class toys in this line are called Powerizers. ?This is because they have electronic lights. ?Megatron's fusion cannon is where Megatron keeps his electronics, and there's a Mechtech-like gimmickry engineered into it as well. ?If you push in the plunger in the back, segments of his sword swing forward and into place, in theory becoming a single blade. ?In practice, it's tough to get the sword parts to align properly in both configurations. ?You can force the sword into a good configuration one end-point or the other, but never so it's at a satisfactory alignment in both. ? ?When the plunger is pushed all the way in, a light inside the cannon turns on and shines into the back of the blade, lighting it up.

Megatron also comes with a handheld blade weapon that pegs into the top of his wrist while a grip slips into his palm. ? I think this is just an extra accessory for funsies. ?I can't find anything like it on his character model in either modes.

Long story short, major digs for Megatron. ?His toy has gravitas, which is what was important to me. ?His vehicle mode has less gravitas, what with the whole stubby wings deal, but it's not a dealbreaker to me. ?Plus, hey, light-up fusion cannon! ?And it doesn't make horrible sounds like the original Galvatron toy!

Oh man, those sounds.

Edited by Code of Walky, 02 February 2012 - 11:20 PM.

#2 Esser-Z


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:21 PM

Yesss, PRID is catching on.

I'm... probably going to buy this toy. I tend to buy Megatron.

#3 Walky


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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:47 AM

I recommend him. He's probably my favorite of the first wave. (I don't own Optimus or Bumblebee.)