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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

..er myself.

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

NOT RESPONDING

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

Couldn't say it bett.....

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 July 2017 - 10:33 PM)

You just don't appreciate the speed of a solid state drive until you have to use an old laptop with an old spinning drive

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 July 2017 - 08:32 PM)

If there's at least one, you can army-build.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2017 - 07:25 PM)

Are there even enough toys of him to collect?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2017 - 04:21 PM)

A nerd.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Speaking of, what do you call someone who collects toys of the Marvel character The Collector?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:18 PM)

What about people who collect the "Die Hard" movies?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2017 - 03:54 PM)

A lot of the die hard collectors don't need to be louder...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 July 2017 - 03:22 PM)

@Nevermore Benbot means "amped" as in excited. I believe the term is shorthand for (a sound) amplifier.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Or is "shorthand" a synonym for "amputated"?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Is "amped" shorthand for "amputated"?

@  Benbot : (21 July 2017 - 12:28 PM)

I am amped! But I also have standards.

@  Fear or Courage : (21 July 2017 - 08:38 AM)

I consider Thew to basically be the model toy collector. We should all aim to be so amped about the thing we collect.

@  Pennpenn : (21 July 2017 - 07:21 AM)

And some people are just whiny jerks who like to complain about stuff and don't realise that, so will invent irrational grievances to fuel that need.

@  Rycochet : (21 July 2017 - 06:13 AM)

A lot of toy collectors don't seem to get that the things the collect are toys.and have unrealistic expectations of what's doable in a modern retail environment. You're not going to get a $100 figure's worth of parts and paint for $20 or less and gimmicks are needed tomake the toys actually, you know, fun.

@  Foffy : (20 July 2017 - 09:40 PM)

Not necessarily. With the right condiments, they can taste surprisingly nice.

@  Evac : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

I think most toy collectors are bitter in some form.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

...or maybe I'm the bitter one?!  Oh no.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:32 PM)

And I don't even mean that everyone should love it all. But it does seem to bring the angrier ones in from the lurking.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

It's these reveals that always remind me how exceptionally bitter a large portion of toy collectors are on other forums.

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 July 2017 - 07:06 PM)

SDCC toy reveals make adults happy by telling them what they can get eventually. Kids don't care what they can get eventually, you make them happy by getting them whatever's available now.

@  Jalaguy : (20 July 2017 - 06:10 PM)

They exist, they just don't show them at SDCC because they assume that the adult fanbase doesn't care about them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 06:03 PM)

On SDCC stuff...I'm disappointed, but not surprised, at the lack of the actual KIDS toys among all the toys for us old men

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

:burn

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

SSA response? "How would we know to un enroll you if you don't tell us?"

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I'm supposed to un-enrolled in Medicare at the end of the month (36 months post-transplant), but I'm getting a bill for next quarter's coverage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I would LOVE to have ONE THING done correctly and promptly by the Social Security Administration

@  Ms Virion : (20 July 2017 - 02:22 PM)

=(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2017 - 01:43 PM)

Noooo!!!!!

@  Paladin : (20 July 2017 - 01:39 PM)

well shit... https://uk.style.yah...-182818808.html

@  Kalidor : (19 July 2017 - 08:46 PM)

https://www.allspark...rive-questions/

@  wonko the sane? : (19 July 2017 - 07:53 PM)

So good it'll whack you in the lobanza.

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 06:12 PM)

mafiace cream?

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 04:49 PM)

adios mafia.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 July 2017 - 03:26 PM)

for ice cream

@  MEDdMI : (19 July 2017 - 02:52 PM)

But he must scream.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2017 - 02:49 PM)

he doesn't have a mouth

@  Benbot : (19 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Hoist?

@  Glenn : (19 July 2017 - 11:53 AM)

oops tfsource not bbts

@  Glenn : (19 July 2017 - 11:52 AM)

Does anyone else find Hoist's smile on that MP ad for BBTS slightly disturbing?

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 11:39 AM)

In to the darkness, snuffing out the light, fighting for the things you know aren't right

@  Noideaforaname : (19 July 2017 - 09:19 AM)

Snuff out the light, claim your right, to a world of darkness!

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 08:33 AM)

Then we must block it out, just like Mr. Burns had foretold.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 July 2017 - 07:23 AM)

Sunlight is overrated.

@  MEDdMI : (19 July 2017 - 05:42 AM)

Your eyes will remain intact behind the sunglasses on top of a pile of ash.

@  Dekafox : (18 July 2017 - 10:27 PM)

What about Ray-Banz sunglasses?


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#1 Megaplex Prime

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:32 PM

I don't want to talk about availability or distribution too much here if at all, as I'm pretty sure it makes anyone who wants Prime toys in the US want to go on a murder spree (or at least me icon-waspy.gif), so I'm just gonna talk about the quality of the toys.

Have you been pleasantly surprised by any of your recent Prime purchases (if you have any)? I have!

Legion Cliffjumper: TINY GOD. I've never had a tiny god; but now I know the joys! Only Legion/Legend class toy with elbow AND knee articulation. icon-silverbolt.gif

Wheeljack: friggin AMAZING. Shoulders kinda hinder movement, but otherwise pure love.

FE Bulkhead: Wow. Pure WOW.

Soundwave: the Perfect Transformer. I've never said that about ANY TF I've EVER owned. But I believe Soundwave to be it. If he had lightpiping, it would have been more perfecter, but otherwise, PERFECT. icon-silverbolt.gif

Anyone else have any encounters with a Prime toy(s) that made you squeal in delight?
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#2 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

QUOTE(Thunderhead @ Feb 23 2012, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
FE Bulkhead: Wow. Pure WOW.

...feel my hate...
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#3 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:55 PM


Cyberverse Ratchet was a really cool little toy. Neat enough that it was actually hard to go through with repainting him as Fixit and that was the entire reason I bought him.

And while I actually think the repaint came out really, really good, part of me still regrets having done it and is considering getting another.


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#4 Megaplex Prime

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Feb 23 2012, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Thunderhead @ Feb 23 2012, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
FE Bulkhead: Wow. Pure WOW.

...feel my hate...


Haha! Well, actually it's the Takara FE version I got on tfsource for hugging $97, so I don't know if that abates your hate any. icon-fire.gif
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#5 Benbot

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:16 PM

QUOTE(Thunderhead @ Feb 23 2012, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Feb 23 2012, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Thunderhead @ Feb 23 2012, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
FE Bulkhead: Wow. Pure WOW.

...feel my hate...


Haha! Well, actually it's the Takara FE version I got on tfsource for hugging $97, so I don't know if that abates your hate any. icon-fire.gif


I got MINE for ~$50 at BBTS. Why did TFSource charge you so much?

#6 Destron D-69

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:29 PM

<- yeah the Firsties are great.

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#7 Llwynoh

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:42 PM

I have NYCC Bee, FE blue Arcee, FE Dlx Prime, FE Starscream, FE JP Bulkhead ($60 bbts), Rid Wheeljack, Rid Cliffjumper.

So far I love them all, with FE Bee being the weakest due to his fidly arm transformation limiting poses.



#8 Quantumhawk

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:44 PM

I'm pretty happy with Wheeljack and the wave 1 FE deluxes. Starscream's engineering is really nifty.

#9 Fear or Courage

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:46 PM

I was willing to drive an hour to get a single remaining F.E. Prime, and man was it worth it. Maybe it'll fade but he's almost my favorite transformer ever at the moment. He's like the Sum of All Primes. Looks good no matter what the pose or mode, especially after the head mod. Even just standing neutrally he radiates hefty personality.

Same with deluxe Starscream. It is literally impossible to put him in a robot pose that doesn't embody his character.

That's what I love about these guys, really. They managed to put so much personality into them, without resorting to Animated's hyper-stylized look in the process (not that that was bad either).

#10 The Doctor Who

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:04 PM

I've really been happy with my Prime figures so far. I dunno if I'm 'pleasantly surprised' as that implies that I didn't expect them to be good before I got them. I mean, half the reason I paid through the nose (and far less pleasant regions) to get the FE Molds is because I was expecting them to be really good.

But I will say that they've been a lot better in general terms than I expected. A lot of the stock photography and early fan pictures I saw of them were either slightly or seriously miss-transformed, making me wonder just how good they would actually be. Bulkhead, for example, makes a much better rotund 'bot that some of his early pictures made it look. I also was pleased to see that Cliffjumper had little pegs on his headlights that helped hold his chest together and make it look less boxy.

I dunno which one I'm the most happy with... there are aspects of each one I really love. Bulkhead and Cliffy both get major points for near-cheat-less transformations and high show accuracy.

#11 Evac

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:07 PM

FE Arcee is just okay.
FE Bumblebee's good.
FE CLiffjumper and Starscream are freaking awesome.
Wheeljack is probably the most fun to play with out of the lot, though.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:24 PM

NYCC BB is tossed in the bin and forgot about
NYCC Arcee stands with her other Arcee motocycle sisters and it makes for a great display
FE Cliffjumper has some planel massageing issues but going from car to robot is fun as heck
PRiD Optmus Prime reminds me of Acton Master Prime in truck mode and has a pleaseing transformation

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#13 crazyjw18

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:36 PM

I love Wheeljack. Such a neat little car, fun transformation, and great look.

Cyberverse Cliffy is very nice. All that articulation. Too bad he sets an unrealistic bar for the rest of the line.

Soundwave is really cool, and laserbeak integrates so very well.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:57 PM

QUOTE(Llwynoh @ Feb 23 2012, 02:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So far I love them all, with FE Bee being the weakest due to his fidly arm transformation limiting poses.

Do you transform them all the way? So the shoulders turn outwards instead of just hanging underneath the wheel wells like the instructions tell you to do?

FE Arcee is really bulky in her altmode and WAY too big, but she's pretty sweet.
FE Bee is really fiddley, but looks really nice once you get all his parts in place.
FE Cliffjumper is just pure love.
And if FE Cliff is pure love, then FE Bulkhead is pure sex!
FE Screamer is really nice but WAY too small. An almost perfectly screen accurate figure.
FE Prime is perfection!

The only thing that could make any of them better is weapon storage. Most of them have little to no spots to stow their weapons in robot mode.

QUOTE(Fear or Courage @ Feb 23 2012, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was willing to drive an hour to get a single remaining F.E. Prime, and man was it worth it. Maybe it'll fade but he's almost my favorite transformer ever at the moment. He's like the Sum of All Primes. Looks good no matter what the pose or mode, especially after the head mod. Even just standing neutrally he radiates hefty personality.

What is this head mod you speak of?



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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:44 PM

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What is this head mod you speak of?


It's not really a mod. Just that Prime doesn't have his head snapped tightly onto the balljoint. The socket's molded in a weird way that makes it feel like it's snapped in place when its not.

Fully snapped in place, he can look up and down, and the head doesn't pop off as easily.

Also, it fixes some minor clearance issues inside the truck cockpit, so the roof/windvane closes up flush, rather that popping up a slight bit.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:55 PM

The only surprise that HASN'T been pleasant is that the Vehicon's under-car gun storage seems to stop working after the first time he's transformed. On mine, anyway.

Everything else has been pretty much gold.
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#17 Megaplex Prime

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:30 PM

QUOTE(Benbot @ Feb 23 2012, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Thunderhead @ Feb 23 2012, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Feb 23 2012, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Thunderhead @ Feb 23 2012, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
FE Bulkhead: Wow. Pure WOW.

...feel my hate...


Haha! Well, actually it's the Takara FE version I got on tfsource for hugging $97, so I don't know if that abates your hate any. icon-fire.gif


I got MINE for ~$50 at BBTS. Why did TFSource charge you so much?


http://tfsource.com/...roduct_id/3110/

Cus they're bastards, I guess. icon-depth.gif
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