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@  Telly : (26 September 2017 - 11:20 AM)

the chest drawer on my tripty is fine. nice and tight even with full tilt clinging on

@  Dekafox : (25 September 2017 - 10:14 PM)

Mine seemed to ahve teh slight door warping too but it's not bad enough that Full-Tilt's weight pulls it open, so I haven't bothered with chest screws yet

@  Dekafox : (25 September 2017 - 10:13 PM)

I did the hip compression too when I got mine earlier today. It was hard to tell when I did it enough(and the end of the spring still hurt a bit after a bit of doing it) but seemed to work fine. Also seemed very tail-heavy when I worked on getting him to stand angled instead of upright

@  BlackMax : (25 September 2017 - 08:51 PM)

@Tm_ You can be a dude on a TF message board, that's not half bad.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 September 2017 - 08:02 PM)

Oh hey, today's the anniversary of our universe, Quadwal -3760.925 Theta!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 September 2017 - 05:06 PM)

Thats good.. I can't do those kinda of fixes... can't do anything really.

@  Telly : (25 September 2017 - 03:52 PM)

one of his legs was tight so i had to do the fix. hes all better now

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 September 2017 - 02:53 PM)

Why are you doing surgery to Tripty?

@  Telly : (25 September 2017 - 02:49 PM)

got my trypticon. currently doing surgery on him. so nertz to you paladin :p

@  Bass X0 : (25 September 2017 - 01:56 PM)

It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent fritters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 September 2017 - 01:35 AM)

Sad to say, I'll likely be picking up The Last Knight this week. If nothing else, it should look fantastic on 4K Blu-Ray, and my 4K OLED is still new enough I'm willing to watch things I hate if they look stunning

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 September 2017 - 01:34 AM)

Yeah, I picked it up last time when it got the 3-D conversion re-release treatment

@  Pennpenn : (25 September 2017 - 12:57 AM)

To be honest I think I'd rather a copy of The Lion King over a copy of The Last Knight, and I already own a copy of the Lion King on bluray...

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 September 2017 - 12:36 AM)

I spent some time looking for a thread about The Lion King before I figured out the movie you actually meant

@  Noideaforaname : (24 September 2017 - 11:47 PM)

I kinda want to post in that "Win TLK on Blu-Ray" thread, but I don't want to actually win...

@  wonko the sane? : (24 September 2017 - 06:29 PM)

well TS to the toy gods. Website went back up, and I ordered it anyway. Wasn't even for me, it was for my brother...

@  Telly : (24 September 2017 - 05:50 PM)

its the toy gods telling you that you dont need whatever it was you were gonna order

@  wonko the sane? : (24 September 2017 - 02:49 PM)

Arrrg! Just as I was about to make my first purchase from BBTS in years: their website up and dies on me.

@  Msol : (24 September 2017 - 02:35 PM)

Picked up Slugslinger. Awesome figure except for some unfortunate mold degradation. His fists are so loose and held just by friction. Hopefully they don't start falling out randomly.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 September 2017 - 11:21 AM)

Probably in October/November as retailer flush out everything they can to make Christmas sales

@  Echowarrior : (24 September 2017 - 10:35 AM)

Will Thermidor and PRiD Twinferno ever hit US retail?

@  BlackMax : (23 September 2017 - 01:28 PM)

Found Infernocus at the local TrU today, he's still TFP Legion Abominus for sure, but metal as hug. Pretty cool for $5 more than a Voyager.

@  Shrug : (23 September 2017 - 07:52 AM)

Your PS3s traded souls.

@  2017 : (23 September 2017 - 07:04 AM)

Oh, odd coincidence, this afternoon my PS3 wasn't turning on. I seem to have fixed it tho.

@  Pennpenn : (23 September 2017 - 06:21 AM)

Oh great, my PS3 stopped reading discs. Brilliant.

@  BlackMax : (22 September 2017 - 08:38 PM)

Nope, that is a keen idea though. My team was Sentinel-Hulk-Haggar, Team Huge.

@  Bass X0 : (22 September 2017 - 02:17 PM)

Did anyone have a Prime team in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 consisting of Sentinel, Nova and Nemesis?

@  Robowang : (21 September 2017 - 10:06 PM)

Ok, I can't find the "Savage on a Ravage" pic that soneone pisted. Can anyone link me to it?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2017 - 12:47 PM)

I'm also sure you don't sparkle like a disco ball, otherwise someone woulda run you over by now.

@  Dracula : (21 September 2017 - 12:40 PM)

anyway I don't die in sunlight, I just get tired.

@  Dracula : (21 September 2017 - 12:40 PM)

correct

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2017 - 11:46 AM)

I'm pretty sure most vampires would cause a gremlin infestation just for the giggles.

@  Noideaforaname : (21 September 2017 - 11:42 AM)

Hmm, a vampire would have a hell of a hard time getting rid of a Gremlin infestation, wouldn't he?

@  OrionPax44 : (21 September 2017 - 11:13 AM)

Well then there's yellowing but isn't that all of them. I like to leave all my TF's in a hot car all day long to let all their joints turn to jelly.

@  Telly : (21 September 2017 - 11:12 AM)

what about sunlight??

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2017 - 10:50 AM)

KAIJU NOT FOR SALE

@  Dracula : (21 September 2017 - 10:49 AM)

don't get any water on your trypticon, and don't feed him after midnight.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2017 - 10:42 AM)

I've had mine for two weeks with no problems. Just don't be a hamfist with it.

@  Paladin : (21 September 2017 - 08:36 AM)

assuming they survive transport...

@  Telly : (21 September 2017 - 07:37 AM)

quiet you!

@  Paladin : (21 September 2017 - 06:46 AM)

and the hips should break by Wednesday/.

@  Telly : (20 September 2017 - 09:00 PM)

just ordered tr trypticon. should have it monday :)

@  OrionPax44 : (20 September 2017 - 04:57 PM)

@Robowang I have one somewhere and I can send it to you. Don't worry about it. Just let me find it

@  Bass X0 : (20 September 2017 - 04:43 PM)

Sometime last week, I purchased Hasbro Windblade online then a day or two later, Takara Windblade was announced for only £4.99 more making me instantly regret buying Hasbro's Windblade. Guess I'll be giving Hasbro Windblade to my nephew for Christmas then.

@  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.


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Differences between United Windcharger, Warpath, & Thunderwing


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#41 TC Interbot

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 6 2012, 07:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(C16 @ Feb 5 2012, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Randy, the figures are identical 100%. Your purchases were in vain. Now go cry in the corner!


Wow, talk about bad QC on that Windcharger.

Yeah the little scar on his face. I had to fix that later.

Another picture I found on the Internet where you can see the difference in the light gray and painted gray. icon-arcee.gif


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Yeah, I can see the differences in shades, though it's possible that's only because you pointed them out... isn't the general response of this thread such a nice payback for being exceedingly pleasant to people? icon-hotrod.gif


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

I see... minor differences in the plastic, but I'm 99% certain it's just batch variation, given how incredibly similar they are.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:25 PM

QUOTE(TC Interbot @ Feb 7 2012, 06:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I can see the differences in shades, though it's possible that's only because you pointed them out... isn't the general response of this thread such a nice payback for being exceedingly pleasant to people? icon-hotrod.gif

Also for being pleasant in the discussion itself.

But I still don't think there's any meaningful difference in these plastics, now that I can compare mine firsthand.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:30 PM

I'm pleasant?

If so I always thought I came off as a raving lunatic. icon-fire.gif


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:42 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 7 2012, 12:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm pleasant?

If so I always thought I came off as a raving lunatic. icon-fire.gif


A pleasant raving lunatic.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:57 PM

For some reason I read pleasant raving lunatic as peasant raving lunatic. Which seems befitting.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:58 PM

Could a peasant afford buying two releases of a toy for such negligible differences?

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:13 PM

If he was a raving lunatic and spent all his bread money meant to feed his family on them, then yes! icon-fire.gif


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:19 PM

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:36 PM

That's a lot prettier white.

Not $40+ though.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:40 PM

As much of a plastic color snob as I am at times, this isn't a figure where I look for a brighter white, like I would on a white car where it should be white. Any other changes on Thunderwing are totally lateral or even look a little worse. I like Hasbro's darker purple better I think, the pale purple stands out kind of weirdly on the Takara one.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:44 PM

It's nice to have one Marvel Comic based and one G1 toy / IDW comic based.

I prefer the United one (big surprise) as the Generations one seems too green in comparison and I do like the light purple a bit more than the dark purple. I think if they made either with the purple of the original toy that would be more preferable.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:03 PM

Actually, the United one is more towards the scale of off white than Hasbro's. It seems more "yellow".

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:17 PM

Yeah, Hasbro's = light gray, Takara's = cream/vanilla.




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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:35 PM

To jump back a bit to the subject of Windcharger... Now that I have my United one in hand and can compare it to the RtS version I want to throw in my two cents. Sorry if I get into this... I'm sometimes something of a color theory freak.

Ok, so first off the red parts are clearly different. There's no debate on that is there?
They're a slightly different hue (with the United version being more of an apple red) and a difference in the plastic's composition. The RtS version had that semi-translucent swirly quality to it, with rivers of metallic mixed in it; whereas the United version is more opaque and has distinct, tiny sparkles embedded in it.
If both are held up towards a light (but not directly at it) the RtS version glows a bit more. (AND LOOKS VERY PRETTY TOO)

Now as for the grays... the light and dark gray plastics are VERY similar on both versions. However the colors on the United version are a little "cooler", color temperature-wise, than the RtS version. Maybe something like 10% cooler? Not a huge amount but literally side by side it's visible.
And the same thing with the paint too.

Although it's impossible for us to say for sure whether it can simply chalked up to a batch variation or if it was a legitimate design choice, but the fact that all three grays (dark, light, paint) have migrated to a cooler gray and by what appears to be the same amount would seem to me to suggest a choice by the United design team. (perhaps if only one had changed, or the changes appeared to be more random... or not all in the same "direction"...)

But whatever the case it's a nice looking figure and I'm glad I got it to replace my messed up RtS version (I minorly F'd up his head mistransforming him! DOH.)

And I paid less for the United version than I did the RtS one too! Ha ha... ::cries:: ( ; ~ ; )

Oh... and the only difference in color on Warpath is the red plastics, and the head being cast red. <- two more of my cents
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:20 AM

Yeah there is no way the change in red wasn't intentional (or a mix up at the factory). You don't go from no sparkle plastic to sparkle plastic. The gray may be batch variation, but even then I am tending to doubt it.

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