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@  Robowang : (24 April 2017 - 11:53 AM)

Menasor's problem is that his crotch is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high. I couldn't care less about those other issues. If your dong is a chestburster, something ain't right.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:40 AM)

Seems like all the combiners have an issue like that, the legs can never be completely straight in combined mode, the finished big bot is always looming eerily or hip-thrusting.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 11:39 AM)

I doubt having an integrated trailer would have swayed me into buying CW Motormaster. But what definitely put me off were Internet reports of awful hip ratcheting.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

I might also mention that ~not~ being a big truck has worked for the Internet pretty well.

@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

I moaned about Motormaster because his combiner mode was awful

@  Rycochet : (24 April 2017 - 11:31 AM)

People moaned about the choices made during Combiner wars.that meant characters like Motormaster/Menasor weren't G1G1G1.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:23 AM)

He could always be a very small red truck.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 10:59 AM)

But how will you know it's Optimus Prime if he's not a big red truck?

@  Broadside : (24 April 2017 - 10:20 AM)

Personally, I'm not a fan of the extreme-accuracy trend. The character choices are kind of sure-fine-whatever, but outside of stuff like Alpha Trion that's a huge divergence from the source material, there doesn't feel like there's much imagination in the designs any more.

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2017 - 05:03 AM)

Because you might as well start as you mean to go on?

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

It does. Preview image is Legion's penis tongue.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 04:15 AM)

Hold it. Please tell me Kiss Players doesn't have a GoBox.

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

That is epically messed up

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

GURD.... youtube just auto-played a new trailer for the Alien flick.... featuring John Denver's 'country roads' as BG music....

@  Noideaforaname : (24 April 2017 - 12:37 AM)

The Generations lineup should be decided by hitting Random Page on the wiki. "Next one is... Crankstart." 'Alright, I love the Scavengers!' "No, no, CrankSTART. The repaint of a repaint of a repaint of a Scout version of a Deluxe based on a background vehicle from the Live Action film." 'Oh'

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 11:31 PM)

After we get a couple of Pretenders. And a Titans Return Star Saber (not a difficult retool from Galvatron).

@  BlackMax : (23 April 2017 - 10:21 PM)

I really do like all the attention to the 80s toys, being from that era myself. However, I would be really happy if (let's say post Trypticon) the Generations line turns to the 2001 RiD line, Beast Wars stuff, and moves forwarda bit.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:19 PM)

I'm curious because I'm not an 80s kid nor have I ever held an actual 80s toy in my hands, but I'm pretty sure a mathematically significant portion of 80s kids here do have a like for cartoon accuracy.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:15 PM)

How much of this community favors versus not favors the current Hasbro design team's general trend of accuracy to classic 1980s toys and lack of attention to any other era of Transformers?

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 07:36 PM)

Telly, ah, got it.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:41 PM)

"You can do magic things!" "It's called evil, kid."

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

Potatoes don't have ears. That's corn.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

little furry potatos

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:24 PM)

This potato's got big ears...

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:18 PM)

The potato rebellion will be swift and brutal.

@  Waspinator : (23 April 2017 - 03:48 PM)

IT'S WATCHING US

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

yeah, at the time im posting this, theres a "2" next to it and me and fruitloop are shown to be the 2 people reading it

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:33 PM)

i think it just means that someone is reading the shoutbox

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Re The Rise of Cobra: I like bad movies and action sequences involving elite ninjas, so I watched / fast-forwarded through it on Netflix a couple of years ago.

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:23 PM)

Can anyone tell me why the Shoutbox has a notification (a "1") when I login sometimes? I scroll through and don't see anything addressed to me. What does it mean?

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I miss the 2000s when my local stores got new toys more than once a year.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 01:09 PM)

I mean, it might be hard to not know about something before release at all, but the degree of familiarity that you described is only attainable if you intentionally seek things out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:59 PM)

That's at least partially your own fault. The "in motion" part sounds like you even watched videos, which require conscious effort, unlike pictures that might be hard to even avoid.

@  Bass X0 : (23 April 2017 - 12:22 PM)

I miss the 80s where the first time I ever saw Transformers toys was on the toy shelves and hadn't already saw the toy from every angle and in motion several months beforehand. It made seeing a toy in the store something very special to me that I can't recapture now.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

I could see Generations becoming a TRU exclusive line, now that I think about it.

@  Xellos : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

Also, Generations weathered AOE, and the TLK line seems to be short as well, so I think we'll still be seeing some room for Generations.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Titans aren't really wide-released anyway. About the only brick-and-mortar chain to reliably carry them is Toys R Us.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:08 PM)

Isn't Trypticon still a long way from now?

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

They wouldn't let a big-ticket item like that get cancelled.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

Counter argument: They still haven't released Trypticon.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:25 AM)

But yeah, not having any big-name media means it's the most likely, although the premiere series packaging might convince retailers to dedicate more shelf space, kinda like SW Black.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:24 AM)

I'd expect Generations to be the sacrificial lamb since they can't possibly stock RID any less.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:06 AM)

I'm thinking the subline that doesn't have a movie or TV show will be the one on the cutting board.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:05 AM)

Back to TF toys: the question is whether or not retailers will be willing to commit the peg/shelf space for three sublines. And which one will be sidelined if space is at a premium.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 06:28 AM)

No idea.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 03:40 AM)

Sometimes the Shoutbox takes a little longer to catch up to a new avatar.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 03:00 AM)

In the Shoutbox I'm seeing the pink thing instead of that guy with the weird eyes.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 02:59 AM)

looks the same to me. maybe it looks different cause its smaller?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 02:57 AM)

@unluckiness why/how is your avatar here different than the one in your profile

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 02:44 AM)

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Advice for selling high price items on eBay


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#1 Jeremy

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:38 PM

So I'm looking at selling my unwanted Botcon Shattered Glass figure collection, which should probably net me well over $1,000. Before listing, I just wanted to see if anyone had experience with selling really valuable items on eBay. I've already assumed I'll be using the full shipping trio of delivery confirmation, insurance based on value, and probably signature confirmation, but I'm a little nervous about tying that much money up with the whims of a buyer in a system where you could get swindled in multiple ways. Anything else I should know to really protect myself so I don't have to worry about it for a month or more after the item has been delivered? Anyone know offhand what the fee calculations will be for eBay and Paypal? It's a potential big gain situation, but it seems rather stressful and risky as well.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

I sold the Botcon set of mine that had the seeker jets in it for about 850 bucks. I just treated it like any other auction. Kept good email communication with the bidder and insured it with delivery confirmation. If you check in advance what the shipping will cost with the extras (Which is usually only a few dollars more) and let them know or just charge a flat rate "Insured Shipping w/confirmation" for was close as you can estimate it plus or minus 3 bucks you should come out fine.

My toys never left the foam but I did take the certificate out and put it in a folder. I had forgotten about that and he emailed me back wondering where the certificate was and I panicked... luckily I found it and shipped it out to him at my expense.

At the end of the day, it was just like any other auction for me. I might have had a thing in there about the right to refuse bids with less than 5 feedback or something but I can't remember.

#3 Jeremy

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

Yeah, I was actually probably going to do it as a "best offer" auction, say I'd just cover the shipping myself, and probably be a little picky about who I'd accept an offer from. Calculated shipping would be another option, since that's fairly easy to do on larger items if you own a bathroom scale. Then I'd just pay the insurance I guess, kind of hate to skip insurance on something really valuable.


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:59 PM

I'm finding that fixed prices and best offers will end up with you underselling yourself. only do that kinda stuff when I'm trying to turn a quick buck. When I wanna wait it out and try to make it big I auction stuff off. There's not a lot of SG stuff out there for sale so honestly you could do AMAZINGLY well with just a straight up auction. And if you don't like the way it's going you can always pull it down and relist it differently.
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#5 Jeremy

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:11 PM

Hmm. I've never been much into the whole "start the auction off low, see what happens" thing. I'm sure I'd want my opening bid to be pretty high, and I'm not sure if people would like that. I don't think I've ever even used a reserve. I've always seen "best offer" as a chance to take your time and wait for the right buyer, with the right price.

Been using either fixed price or "best offer" for almost everything in the past couple years, unless it's something that I can't seem to sell, then I'll sometimes resort to auction style with a low opening bid.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:20 PM

It was a nail biter when I sold my 2011 set to a Chinese Buyer for over 1k but I had ended up having no issues. I did get insurance and international shipping provided a tracking number, but the most important part was regular communication. While it is true that you have some of the worst eBay luck, I think it should work out

#7 Kalidor

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:24 PM

I start all my auctions off at 9.99 and offer free US shipping and find that I do exceedingly well.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

You may want to establish some buyer requirements on your account to thin the riffraff. You can set it to block buyers with no paypal account and buyers with a history of not paying for the items they buy. You can also block by country if you don't want to sell internationally. The buyer requirements are in the site preferences section of the account tab in your My eBay page. The selling fee for auction style listings is 9% of the final selling price including shipping. If you sell it as a buy it now with best offer, the fee is calculated on a sliding scale that I don't have memorized. Paypal's fee is 20 or 30 cents plus 2.9% of the payment amount. If the item sells for over $250, then all you need to do to protect yourself from fraud is ship it to the address on file for the transaction after payment is received with signature confirmation. Granted that only protects from them claiming it didn't arrive. There's no protection from the buyer claiming you misrepresented the item. Make sure you take tons of pictures, post them in the item description as embedded html (to avoid picture fees) and be as explicit in your written description as possible. If the site deems you a new seller, your payment will be held in PayPal until 3 days after the tracking shows the item was delivered. If you're established, you'll get it right away. In either case, the buyer has 45 days to file a protection case. If a case is filed the money will be frozen in your PayPal account until a resolution is reached.
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