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@  Paladin : (22 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Anyone still need a Chaos on Velocitron set? Found one at TRU today...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 July 2017 - 01:27 PM)

He REALLY likes blowing stuff up.

@  Dekafox : (22 July 2017 - 12:42 PM)

G1 Scattershot's 3rd mode gimmick?

@  MEDdMI : (22 July 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Nothing can be more awkward than the crotch rubsigns.

@  Bass X0 : (22 July 2017 - 11:28 AM)

well, they had to go somewhere.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 02:54 AM)

TR Quake's shoulder symbols are very awkward looking

@  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?


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#1 mx-01 archon

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

If there's anything you've been wanting, but just not had the money to buy, this would probably be a good time to get it.

Too bad I already have my Insecticon army... would've been much nicer to get all 9 of 'em at ~$35 apiece, as opposed to $50. But eh, what's done is done. Unfortunately, my impatience means that there's nothing that I particularly want here.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Apr 4 2012, 10:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If there's anything you've been wanting, but just not had the money to buy, this would probably be a good time to get it.

Too bad I already have my Insecticon army... would've been much nicer to get all 9 of 'em at ~$35 apiece, as opposed to $50. But eh, what's done is done. Unfortunately, my impatience means that there's nothing that I particularly want here.

I might have jumped on the PE Scouting Force (aka notReflector), but that seemed to have sold out first.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:54 PM

They HAD to do this BEFORE Botcon. Damnit!

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:11 PM

3 Insecticons for $120 is too good to pass up. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:58 AM

I'm glad I saw this thread, or I might have missed this. I just got the Insecticons and the iGear Kup/Perceptor weapons. I'm so pumped. Considering I couldn't have gotten this stuff at Botcon anyway (supposedly), it's no different just buying it now.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:04 AM

Those of a suspicious bent might see this as a sign that BBTS is trying to clear out their stock before Hasbro comes after them with a C&D.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:16 AM

Oh, awesome! Everything I bought 3 months ago is now on sale!


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:29 AM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Apr 5 2012, 08:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those of a suspicious bent might see this as a sign that BBTS is trying to clear out their stock before Hasbro comes after them with a C&D.

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Yeah this is what I'm thinking.

There's nothing I want (didn't even click the link) as I'm buying hardly any real Transformers these days, never mind 3rd party stuff.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Apr 5 2012, 07:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those of a suspicious bent might see this as a sign that BBTS is trying to clear out their stock before Hasbro comes after them with a C&D.

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Yep, I had the same thought too - didn't Hasbro make noises a while back about cracking down on US websites that sell third-party stuff? I suppose they could threaten to remove BBTS's distributorship or whatever.
 
 
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#10 Kevin S

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

Well this is a plesant suprise. I just hope the Reprolabels stuff isn't making me miss out on some of the good deals. Since they pretty much put the whole Reprolabels catalogue up there, making a tad harder to find actual figures.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Apr 5 2012, 12:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
3 Insecticons for $120 is too good to pass up. icon-ironhide.gif

That is a lot less than I paid for them icon-screamer.gif Oh well, I love those buggers!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

BBTS is still listing 3rd party preorders. I wouldn't freak out about it. Even if they can't, there is always a way.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

QUOTE(Gizmoboy @ Apr 5 2012, 01:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(MrBlud @ Apr 5 2012, 12:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
3 Insecticons for $120 is too good to pass up. icon-ironhide.gif

That is a lot less than I paid for them icon-screamer.gif Oh well, I love those buggers!

I thought the Insecticons at full price were well worth it. No regrets.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

Aw, dammit, Flameblast sold out. Least I finally got Warcry.

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Apr 5 2012, 05:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those of a suspicious bent might see this as a sign that BBTS is trying to clear out their stock before Hasbro comes after them with a C&D.


I wish. I wouldn't mind picking up some of the newer 3rd party stuff (Maketoys Giant, Headrobots Centurion) at a discount.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:47 PM

This is only to thin their stock of old items, I'd say. As others have mentioned, there's still tons of preorders, some even rather new!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

This would normally be an excellent opportunity to grab that Battle Tanker and Warcry. Alas, I've got other things currently needing my set-aside finances.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 4 2012, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They HAD to do this BEFORE Botcon. Damnit!


Well yes, because they can't bring this stuff to Botcon anymore.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE(Kevin S @ Apr 5 2012, 05:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 4 2012, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They HAD to do this BEFORE Botcon. Damnit!


Well yes, because they can't bring this stuff to Botcon anymore.


They weren't going to be at BotCon anyways.

Although they usually have a BotCon sale on the site in those cases.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:36 PM

jumped on the (not)insecticon bandwagon... decided to wait for the inevitable battle tanker repaint to go with my BotCon SG UltraMag.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:40 AM

They only put the IGear Brawn and Cosmos up for pre-order a few days ago, so I doubt there's anything forcing their hand now.