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@  unitremover : (22 February 2017 - 09:36 PM)

I haven't been up there in a while but one of the Walmarts around here still has AOE deluxes out. Some of the CVSs do too.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2017 - 09:34 PM)

It's been the same thing in local stores for ages up here.

@  BlackMax : (22 February 2017 - 09:33 PM)

One near me is the same - I swear they have over forty Deluxes there, all from many months ago.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 07:43 PM)

my walmart finally filled those empty tr pegs. and of course its a mix of waves one and 2 (wave 1.5?)

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:11 PM)

Got Highbrow, Skullcrusher, Scourge, and Chromedome for $5 a piece

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:10 PM)

My Walmart had a Generations Rattrap hanging for the past 2 and a half years, and in trying to clearance it, inadvertently marked down the entire Generations Deluxe assortment.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:09 PM)

A shelf warmer's ultimate revenge: being around long enough that in trying to clearance it...the store marks down the entire SKU!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Eh, he would've gotten beaten up if the government sent just about anyone.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:56 AM)

Regardless, literally everything I've ever seen (and a lot on tfwiki) attributes Megatron's slide into violence to Whirl beating him up while in custody. Maybe not like flicking a switch but Megatron's line "You made me. You taught me words were weightless without force" kinda spells it out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I'm not sure if there even was a specific turning point, but he didn't seem kill happy yet when he was with Terminus, and that was after Whirl beating him up.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:24 AM)

It was also before any sort of uprising or him actually doing much of anything.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:20 AM)

I mean, the whole thing didn't start as "the great war". It was an uprising that eventually morphed into a the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:17 AM)

Yeah, of course it's before the war, Whirl beating Megatron while he was in custody was the tipping point that made Megatron turn violent.

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:08 AM)

again

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:04 AM)

Forgot this wasn't a search bar

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:03 AM)

hascon

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 05:12 AM)

But the thing with Whirl was before he started the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 03:28 AM)

Like so many awful things in that universe, it's basically Whirl's fault.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 12:51 AM)

for about 10 minutes. then he got all kill happy

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 February 2017 - 10:27 PM)

Wouldn't IDW Megatron kind of count since his main reason for instigating the Great War was to overthrow the Functionist social order?

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:05 PM)

(I haven't read IDW at all please don't sue me)

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:04 PM)

Tyrest? He was chief justice, even :p

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2017 - 03:24 PM)

I kinda want an Autobot to have the function of "Social Justice Warrior".

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:20 PM)

Even we have limits.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Good. But let's agree not to do one for Tecumseh.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Shitting Bull.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:54 AM)

or spending a lot of time taking a Squatto?

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:49 AM)

nice

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 11:42 AM)

Just hope it's clean or you'll be meeting Pukeahontas.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 10:39 AM)

Snackajawea - REAL Native American food prepackaged for your snacking pleasure!

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:03 AM)

Oh wait, figured it out. Doi...

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:02 AM)

I'm kinda disappointed how they messed up Legion Bisk's hands so that his front wheels can't roll.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 February 2017 - 12:45 AM)

One of the Walmarts near me has some pegs full of Wave 1 TR deluxes.

@  Paladin : (18 February 2017 - 09:39 PM)

https://twitter.com/autobase_aichi/status/833142409005391872 ....is that an MP DINOBOT teaser?!?!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 09:35 PM)

Yeah, never seen a Titans Return Hot Rod

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Or Hot Rod. D=

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Wow, seriously? I don't think I've even seen him here. =(

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 07:50 PM)

Yeah Mindwipe shelfwarmed like crazy in Vancouver.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 February 2017 - 07:36 PM)

My Walmart still has a Rattrap floating around. My frustration is I've seen Hot Rod and Doublecross, but still haven't seen a Highbrow

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 07:02 PM)

I still haven't seen any Wave 3 Deluxes aside from the Triggerhappy I got off eBay.

@  Pennpenn : (18 February 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Fairly sure the Target near my work still has a CW Wheeljack hanging around the Wave 3 TR deluxes. Just wish we'd gotten Wave 2 deluxes...

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:53 PM)

CW deluxes from the later waves clogged the shelves real bad.

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:52 PM)

Correction: TR deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 06:47 PM)

Generations deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

Hm, interesting. Some of the pegs seem to have the correct names when they've been shelfwarming for a while. So like Mindwipe would be on a peg labelled MINDWIPE next to WOLFWIRE, etc.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

It would make less sense to track individual figures when they're ordered by the assortment anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Nope. walmart tends to scan the first UPC of the assortment, then use it for the entire assortment. Actually tracking data makes to much sense.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 02:37 PM)

So hey I bought Triggerhappy from Walmart a few days ago and just notice the receipt said TRIGGERHAPPY on it. Not the assortment name or whatever. Are they using this info to better track character sales or something?

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I think there was a premonition panel in the Devil's Due TF vs JOEs

@  Bass X0 : (18 February 2017 - 05:28 AM)

When an app asks me to give a review or a rating, I decline, but I always look at other people's reviews before I get an app.


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#61 Octavius Prime

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Feb 26 2012, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm going to throw my hat in here and say any version of Soundwave past the original, in any continuity. Even third party versions have blown it thus far, and while Takara's MP3 version is very nice, its inability to store the guns and lack of an attempt at tape interaction (unlike USB Blaster) kind of kills it. Let's not speak of Cybertron Soundwave (although Prime Soundwave feels an awful lot like a better take on that design).



Dude....TFP Soundwave?

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:18 PM

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QUOTE(Spark @ Feb 26 2012, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm going to throw my hat in here and say any version of Soundwave past the original, in any continuity. Even third party versions have blown it thus far, and while Takara's MP3 version is very nice, its inability to store the guns and lack of an attempt at tape interaction (unlike USB Blaster) kind of kills it. Let's not speak of Cybertron Soundwave (although Prime Soundwave feels an awful lot like a better take on that design).



Dude....TFP Soundwave?


What? I have TFP Soundwave and he's honestly not all that awesome. Like I said, he's basically a superior version of Cybertron Soundwave. He's still got some very limited leg articulation thanks to some not very well thought-out digigrade legs and his UAV mode is rickety. He also feels fragile due to his many very thin parts. Looks great, however.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:30 AM

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Pretender Bumblebee was much better than the original with that ugly faceplate. He had toon face, a rifle and his arms didn't just move up.


I don't remember Pretender Bumblebee's arms having any more articulation than the original's, save for maybe the shoulders, if you're generous about the way they fold for transformation. Definitely a step up from Goldbug, though.

As for Soundwave... they really need to find a way to allow him to maintain his original form, and the tape army, but without being saddled with the whole "cassettes = outdated" thing. Probably have to make something up, like "Soundwave transforms into a miniature remote computer espionage device, and Laserbeak, et al transform into datacards" or something.

Or just follow the other one, and make a nonworking MP3 player with memory cards that transform into robots.

All that said, WfC Soundwave is still pretty cool.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:18 AM

What they need to do is say "We should make a new Soundwave (reusing some of Soundwave's parts) but make the chest compartment large enough so it can fit the Ravage figure that came with Universe Hound in it".

Then just release the Minibots as "small" deluxes with color-appropiate gang molded Soundwave henchmen. Gears with Frenzy, Brawn with Buzzsaw... even lets Swerve have Rumble.. though Laserbeak coming with Outback isn't as gang-mold friendly. But then, they can't all be Ravage..on the other hand, the only part Ravage shared with Hound is the tail.

Hm. But you get what I'm saying.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:10 AM

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color-appropiate gang molded Soundwave henchmen. Gears with Frenzy,

I see what you did there.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:11 AM

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Pretender Bumblebee has Cliffjumper's entire HEAD, though. Cartoon Bumblebee doesn't have Cliffjumper's helmet.

Cartoon Bumblebee has Cliff's helmet a lot more than he has toy Bumblebee's helmet.

But cartoon Bumblebee doesn't have Cliffjumper's helmet. He has another helmet that doesn't look like toy Bumblebee's or toy Cliffjumper's. And that's not the head Pretender Bumblebee has; he has Cliffjumper's with the squared horns and the three vent slots on the cheekguards. Not even the animation model for Pretender Bumblebee uses that head; someone realized it was Cliffjumper's and changed it to a cartoon Bumblebee head.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:00 PM

The important thing is that Pretender Bumblebee doesn't have a slaggin faceplate. Never liked them. Only Soundwave and Snapdragon get away with that look.

Plus he was the first Mini Autobot to have a gun AND be able to hold it. Sorry Outback. Ok I know the toy isn't a Mini Autobot but the character had been.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:13 PM

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The important thing is that Pretender Bumblebee doesn't have a slaggin faceplate. Never liked them. Only Soundwave and Snapdragon get away with that look.



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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:19 PM

Roll Out Command Optimus, from TF Animated. Too many gimmicks & not in proportion to any other figure in the Animated lineup.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:49 PM

I'm not even entirely sure that was aimed at being part of the rest of the line. It was more like merchandise than an actual mainline figure.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:27 AM

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Man, I know it wasn't the intent, but I REALLY just want to start using that image as a mocking macro.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:28 AM

It would be a good choice.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:20 PM

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Transmetal Megatron to Dragon Megatron.

I think his TM body is the best look he ever had. Tan, black and purple color scheme. Cool robotic looking T-rex beast mode. The giant shoulder pads. The chest plate with the super evil looking Predacon emblem. The giant boots. The whole thing worked and he was just cool. Then he gets upgraded into a dragon and he. . .

* has that stupid yellow visor on his head
* tail coming off his head
* no shoulder pads
* cool chestplate is replaced by a. . . yellow orb in his gut? Makes him look like he's got a pot belly.
* Long dragon neck for an arm. Not as cool as the tail canon of his TM form.
* Red and yellow color scheme. Why even change his colors?? He's always been purple. At least when he loses the war, he'll have a job waiting for him at McDonald's. Red and yellow, y'know.

I was so disappointed when I first saw his dragon form on the show. Only 3 episodes to go, and they do that to him. Just sad.

I love the toy as a big robot dragon. As Megatron, eh, I just don't transform it. Ditto for Cryotek.

QUOTE(Spark @ Feb 26 2012, 02:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh yeah, and Optimal Optimus. It's crap. It's always been crap, even when everyone was raving over the damn thing when it came out. The colors are horrible. It looks bad in all four "modes", two of which are so tacked on it's painful. The original Ultra was a hell of a lot better.

His alt modes are no worse than any of the other Transmetals, really. They were very much function over form. The colors are definitely a mess, though.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:08 PM

I love OpOp.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:34 PM

Oh, I've got a controversial one! Cybertron Voyager Starscream. Armada and Energon Starscream each did a very good job of being a very specific toy. Cybertron Starscream tried to be both at once and ended up failing to be either, but nobody noticed back then because ZOMG WAR WITHIN.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:32 PM

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Oh, I've got a controversial one! Cybertron Voyager Starscream. Armada and Energon Starscream each did a very good job of being a very specific toy. Cybertron Starscream tried to be both at once and ended up failing to be either, but nobody noticed back then because ZOMG WAR WITHIN.


On the other hand, it got us Cybertron Legends Starscream, who was the best Legends toy for ages.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:30 PM

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QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Feb 28 2012, 01:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, I've got a controversial one! Cybertron Voyager Starscream. Armada and Energon Starscream each did a very good job of being a very specific toy. Cybertron Starscream tried to be both at once and ended up failing to be either, but nobody noticed back then because ZOMG WAR WITHIN.


On the other hand, it got us Cybertron Legends Starscream, who was the best Legends toy for ages.

Depending on your view on Legends, that could be damning with faint praise.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:10 PM

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Oh, I've got a controversial one! Cybertron Voyager Starscream. Armada and Energon Starscream each did a very good job of being a very specific toy. Cybertron Starscream tried to be both at once and ended up failing to be either, but nobody noticed back then because ZOMG WAR WITHIN.

Eh, I liked it well enough, but I still liked Energon Starscream waaaaaay more. Neither one had a face sculpt as good as the Armada one for some reason, however.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:10 AM

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But cartoon Bumblebee doesn't have Cliffjumper's helmet. He has another helmet that doesn't look like toy Bumblebee's or toy Cliffjumper's. And that's not the head Pretender Bumblebee has; he has Cliffjumper's with the squared horns and the three vent slots on the cheekguards. Not even the animation model for Pretender Bumblebee uses that head; someone realized it was Cliffjumper's and changed it to a cartoon Bumblebee head.

Yes, and yet because cartoon Bumblebee's head bears a strong resemblance to Cliffjumper's, the Pretender toy's head still looks much more like Bumblebee's cartoon head than any previous Bumblebee toy -- making even the "wrong" head a clear improvement in show accuracy.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:23 AM

I think Goldbug is a better upgrade than Pretender Bumblebee. As much as I like the Pretender gimmick, Bumblebee is not the best Pretender out there, and he doesn't have a pull-back motor.

Goldbug has a pull-back motor. And an awesome faceplate.

So in that respect, PRetender Bumblebee *is* a complete failure as an upgrade.

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