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@  Dracula : (27 April 2017 - 07:23 AM)

I hate the allspark! That's why it's been the only TF forum I've bothered with for almost 10 years!

@  Robowang : (27 April 2017 - 07:13 AM)

As much as I pick on us, that's a really big reason why I like it here too. Plus the traffic isn't so heavy that anything you post gets lost in five minutes.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:00 AM)

The Allspark is one of the first Transformers sites I've been to where there's no weird hero worship of the staff or two or three staffers who are weirdly aggressive about certain transformers related topics and never fail to show it. This is probably the first site in my near two decades in the fandom I can post and not feel I'm a few steps away from falling afoul of some unwritten rule that will cause people to pile on, so yay Allspark.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

*pops in* "Hm, I wonder where the conversation has gone since last night..." *reads* "...huh. I did not see any of that coming."

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

*apart!

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

This board has provided me with the only RP campaign that didn't fall a

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 05:17 AM)

So what? We're disciples of Primus and they're disciples of Unicron?

@  lastmaximal : (27 April 2017 - 04:26 AM)

I'm really not surprised.

@  Nevermore : (27 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

Well, the users over on TFW in return accuse the Allspark of being an elitist clique that ostracizes everyone who doesn't act like they do (i.e. civil), whereas TFW is more welcoming to everyone regardless of their views.

@  Pennpenn : (27 April 2017 - 03:23 AM)

Hard G. I don't give a solitary shit what the creators call it, the first word in the acronym is "Graphical". I have no idea why they'd think any sane human could, would, or should pronounce it any other way.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

I acknowledge what the creators say, but whether I remember to use their pronunciation or not is hit or miss. Heck, I think I usually think of it in my head as "gee-i-ef", in parallel to "JPG" and "PNG".

@  Waspinator : (27 April 2017 - 02:50 AM)

Let's heat things up: what are everyone's opinions on how GIF should be pronounced?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:11 PM)

But I will say that a lot of fandom forums are generally more tolerable nowadays because most belligerent types stick to Facebook groups

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:09 PM)

I do like their hard no-politics rule. Now that I do the occasional freelance writing for some local politics and I like zero percent of it my hobby space now. But holy cow, do they replace it with neck beard drama.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 10:30 PM)

like Noideaforaname I posted on TFW for a while. I came here after I got harassed for daring to suggest that Play With This Too was run by unoriginal hacks, and yeah. This place so much more preferable.

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

And you're turning us on

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

The terrible secret of the Allspark: We all have this twisted fetish for rational thought processes

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

Not everyone likes everything, and people aren't blind to shortfalls or annoyances resulting from constraints of how the brand is handled. We make many a joke out of these things. But it's a rare thing when entitlement replaces logic on here, where that seems to be poster raison d'etre everywhere else.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:11 PM)

It's utterly weird how these here boards seem so impervious an oasis when it comes to that depth of idiocy. Worshipping 3p and demanding the official companies "step it up" and stop being so lazy? Insisting the movies be done THEIR way, crapping on every single thing revealed about the films or toyline, then whining that they can't find (insert hot movie to here) or the official release of a movie figure doesn't capture the look in the film they hated? Etc

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:09 PM)

It's not even a "brand pissing contest" or "board loyalty" thing, not least due to the fact that those don't really even happen here all that much. I'm just happy to be with levelheaded people who've outgrown the usual fan dumb tropes. You can have a civilized conversation here and people don't shit on things only to hide behind "but but but to each their own right?" when their myopic BS is challenged.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

With each time nonsense like this flares up on tfw or on local discussion venues (and it does quite a bit) I'm just reminded of why I've essentially been allspark bound for the last... Fifteen or so years.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

On the plus side, tho, TFW has "appreciation threads" for practically everything, even stuff like Kre-O and PCC. And their toy database is quite handy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

I've been happily posting on TFW for years. Then, after being *here* for a few months, I look back and wonder how the hell I even bothered with it. I mean, my ignore list had hundreds of people on it. Literally HUNDREDS of ignored people. I even showed off said gargantuan list once (with a small thumbnail that you couldn't read any of the names on, mind you). That... that really should have been a warning sign, I suppose...

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 08:03 PM)

Thanks, I enjoyed reading the nerdrage. I should hang out over there more often.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:07 PM)

I mean, Reveal Your Shield. That gets complained about too.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:04 PM)

One of the reveal the shield news threads at TFW has movie fans and G1 fans arguing over who has it worse

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

You got me awfully curious. What thread ware we talking about?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

That was a quality read. Both sides of that thread's argument went pretty crazy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 02:11 PM)

"When Beast Wars made Optimus a monkey nobody complained" ~ someone desperate for a 'gotcha'

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I want to find the rock they've been under that there isn't constantly complaining about something.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

For the lack if a better word, it baffles me when someone starts a discussion somewhere that's like "Does anyone else not like the movies?"

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Careful, it might have something to say about that.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

I'm gonna have to check your opinion out real good to make sure.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Oppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but mine is better so shut up.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

To clarify on point 1 since I was typing early in the morning again, "you must hate exactly what I hate" and "you msut like exactly what I like" aren't actually the same statement but they're the same thought process which is "my opinions are objective facts." If you see someone espousing one, they're probably thinking the other, too.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM)

... what.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Andrusi, I imagine to some people online, there isn't that much of a world of difference, at least going by the venom they post; although not at RiD specifically.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 08:55 AM)

The scale of liking and hating is an interval one so you can not like something but not hate it. Pretty sure there's apathy and dislike in between there at least.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.


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#1 SilverFirePrime

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

I don't know if any other regions are having this issue, but I can say that southwestern PA has been a nightmare for any new product. No Prime, no FE, not even wave 5 of the MechTech. I've poked around on the sightings, but nothing near me. Just RotF eyesores and empty pegs as far as the eyes can see Anyone else feeling the boredom/frustration?

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:07 PM

Wait 'til March 1st.

Or take the DPCI numbers to Target and ask them to pull a case from in back.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:16 PM

I got my wave 1 Prime deluxes (Soundwave and Wheeljack) weeks ago at the Mt. Nebo store. I called beforehand and they pulled the figures I asked, and held them at electronics.

(We're in the same area)

The Century III Mall Walmart kind of sucks though, very disappointing.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:34 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Feb 21 2012, 11:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait 'til March 1st.

Or take the DPCI numbers to Target and ask them to pull a case from in back.


Target has the set date for Prime as Sunday, Feb 26th.

QUOTE(SilverFirePrime @ Feb 21 2012, 11:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know if any other regions are having this issue, but I can say that southwestern PA has been a nightmare for any new product. No Prime, no FE, not even wave 5 of the MechTech. I've poked around on the sightings, but nothing near me. Just RotF eyesores and empty pegs as far as the eyes can see Anyone else feeling the boredom/frustration?


Wave 5 of the DotM deluxes (Air Raid, Armor Topsin, Dark Steel) has been out here and there and has hit partial saturation. Kohl's and Target in particular have gotten them in in decent numbers.

Prime First Edition was canceled in the US and Toys'R'Us is more than likely not going to stock any more of the first wave of deluxes which they had over the holiday.

Prime RiD is coming shortly...Target stores have received stock, Walmarts have received stock and put some of it out, and Toys'R'Us stores have been receiving stock and putting it out since a couple of weeks ago.

Edited by Quantumhawk, 21 February 2012 - 12:40 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:36 PM

Don't worry, in a few weeks we'll be sick and tired of seeing Prime toys in stores and be bitching why there isn't any new Prime or Generations out yet.


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:17 PM

Dude, Spoilers!

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:23 PM

QUOTE(shellspark @ Feb 21 2012, 09:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't worry, in a few weeks we'll be sick and tired of seeing Prime toys in stores and be bitching why there isn't any new Prime or Generations out yet.


We'll be sick of seeing Prime bumblebee, that's for sure.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:26 PM

The only store in my area that has Prime figures is a Toys R' Us with three Bumblebees.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:33 PM

QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ Feb 21 2012, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wave 5 of the DotM deluxes (Air Raid, Armor Topsin, Dark Steel) has been out here and there and has hit partial saturation. Kohl's and Target in particular have gotten them in in decent numbers.


I want to live in your area. The only thing the Targets in my area has is a handful of wave 1 and 2 figures.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:53 PM

central PA has had nothing for months and I have stopped collecting in that time, encore devastator is the only exception
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:20 PM

I don't read TFW2005 much anymore but one section I like there is the sightings by state. You might be able to get a lead on figures in your area or even make some friends who will pick them up for you or send you a text if they see something you want.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:29 PM

I see it all over the place. I even think i found wave 2.



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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:39 PM


Just did a store run around here.

TRU - 2 RiD Bumblebee, 3 RiD Voyager Optimus, 2-pegs full of Cyberverse Prime BB and Cliffjumper+1 Cyb Ratchet and 1 Cyb Vehicon, and LOTS of Bot Shots.

Target - One case of Prime Cyberverse.

Walmart - nothin yet.


ZacWilliam, yeah, the Pre-Easter season reset will likely bring these to saturation... Just wait a couple weeks.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:48 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Feb 21 2012, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't read TFW2005 much anymore but one section I like there is the sightings by state. You might be able to get a lead on figures in your area or even make some friends who will pick them up for you or send you a text if they see something you want.



I used to run the Sightings Forum here and my opinion is that both are valuable. Sightings by State for the reasons you state, and sightings by figure give a better idea of which store chains to check and what level of saturation the figures have hit. If you collect for a while you get a sense of people in your area anyway.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Feb 21 2012, 02:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't read TFW2005 much anymore but one section I like there is the sightings by state. You might be able to get a lead on figures in your area or even make some friends who will pick them up for you or send you a text if they see something you want.

On tfw there is a thread where you can search target stores and see if its in stock.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:08 PM

It's not a TFW-specific thing, it's at Target's web site:

http://sites.target....pci=087-06-2386

Just change the URL to have whatever DPCI you want to search. Here are some of the most recent:

087-06-0563 Cyberverse Legion $4.99
087-06-0573 Cyberverse Commander $7.99
087-06-0236 Transformers Commander with DV $8.99
087-06-0581 Cyberverse Vehicle $19.99
087-06-0621 Cyberverse Bumblebee Stinger $29.99

087-06-0546 Transformers DLX Figure Asst $12.99
087-06-0569 Transformers Voyager Asst $19.99
087-06-0631 Transformers Entertainment Pack $29.99
087-06-0593 Battle Action Transformers Tran $32.99

087-06-0565 Movie All Star Deluxe $11.99
087-06-0609 All Star Voyager $19.99
087-06-0641 All Star Ultra Optimus $29.99

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:25 PM

Also note that Walmart has started their store inventory this week, so depending on store/region, they might not be putting out new product for another week or two. To make inventory easier, managers (when I worked there) were often told NOT to put out extra product unless absolutely necessary (a case is easier to count than 12 pegged figures)

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:02 AM

I found some Prime First Edition Cliffjumpers yesterday, after not seeing anything on the pegs at my nearest TRU for a few weeks. Stuff is out there.

No Bulkhead, though.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Feb 21 2012, 02:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's not a TFW-specific thing, it's at Target's web site:

http://sites.target....pci=087-06-2386

Just change the URL to have whatever DPCI you want to search. Here are some of the most recent:

087-06-0563 Cyberverse Legion $4.99
087-06-0573 Cyberverse Commander $7.99
087-06-0236 Transformers Commander with DV $8.99
087-06-0581 Cyberverse Vehicle $19.99
087-06-0621 Cyberverse Bumblebee Stinger $29.99

087-06-0546 Transformers DLX Figure Asst $12.99
087-06-0569 Transformers Voyager Asst $19.99
087-06-0631 Transformers Entertainment Pack $29.99
087-06-0593 Battle Action Transformers Tran $32.99

087-06-0565 Movie All Star Deluxe $11.99
087-06-0609 All Star Voyager $19.99
087-06-0641 All Star Ultra Optimus $29.99



I believe the Voyager DPCI is wrong on that list. The correct one is 087-06-0807.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

Oh yeah, apparently Target has RiD voyagers under the DPCI that FE was to have, or something?
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