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@  OrionPax44 : (27 July 2017 - 01:44 PM)

A loose Scraplet wandering around??? Get back to the damn bar where you belong.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 July 2017 - 01:16 PM)

Or a scraplet!

@  Dracula : (27 July 2017 - 12:25 PM)

you might be a witch or a vampire.

@  Dracula : (27 July 2017 - 12:25 PM)

it's called "melting," yeah

@  tffan01 : (27 July 2017 - 12:17 PM)

I can't be the only one.

@  tffan01 : (27 July 2017 - 12:17 PM)

Anyone get this weird sensation when they're showering in hot water?

@  Daith : (26 July 2017 - 11:48 PM)

Stop making business sense! Your triggering my irrational hatred more!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 July 2017 - 10:49 PM)

We know why places ain't pre-ordering. Walmart wants "SNES Mini in stock!" In there adds to get people into the strores, and GameStop wants to hold systems back till production is over with to scalp them.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 July 2017 - 10:47 PM)

Stupid tablet made my edit a new post instead.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 July 2017 - 06:48 PM)

When The Revolution Comes, They'll Be The First Against The Wall-Mart

@  D Buster Prime : (26 July 2017 - 06:20 PM)

Wal-Mart? More like Off The Wall-Mart! Amiright?! *cries over canceled preorder*

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 July 2017 - 05:39 PM)

And the Walmart debacle has no doubt pissed off a whole lot of people. What should be fun is turned into a harrowing experience by these kind of pathetic sales tactics

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 July 2017 - 05:38 PM)

Nintendo is really starting to push fans' patience with this SNES classic thing. Why are preorders open someplaces overseas but not in North America?

@  Msol : (26 July 2017 - 05:03 PM)

Well anywho it's out in Canada and I grabbed mine. I couldn't find a thread so just as a warning: watch out when flipping the head out -- I scratched the paint off a bit while doing so. Very little clearance!

@  Msol : (26 July 2017 - 05:01 PM)

Is MPM-3 Bumblebee out in the US yet?

@  Daith : (26 July 2017 - 03:40 PM)

So all of us who thought we had our SNES Classic lined up friday night through Walmart.com just got flipped the bird.

@  Evac : (26 July 2017 - 08:51 AM)

Same.

@  MEDdMI : (26 July 2017 - 05:15 AM)

I just hate Facebook.

@  Confuzor : (26 July 2017 - 01:25 AM)

I hate when follow a link to an article from Facebook it has all this extra junk in the address box, so if I want to copy/paste to send to my friends via text, I have to go hunt down the "permalink" so it's a more manageable size

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 July 2017 - 08:52 PM)

*sigh* Yup.

@  Foffy : (24 July 2017 - 06:16 PM)

That's the exact opposite of what Facebook wants to happen, though. They're hoping you get sucked in by other content and end up spending more time on Facebook and/or making an account.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 July 2017 - 04:02 PM)

I hate that these days when you use a permalink to a Facebook post, the rest of the page's material still shows up below. Like, WTF, I only want the old way of seeing the post and nothing else!

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 01:34 PM)

I call bullshit on that

@  MEDdMI : (24 July 2017 - 01:08 PM)

Read the article. Apparently too many comics sets off the machines due to the glossy pages messing up the X-ray

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 01:03 PM)

what possible justification could they have to ban books containing drawings?

@  MEDdMI : (24 July 2017 - 12:56 PM)

Per the article, United appears to be the only airline, but there might be others.

@  Dracula : (24 July 2017 - 12:48 PM)

Like anyone needed another reason not to fly United

@  Evac : (24 July 2017 - 12:46 PM)

No, apparently just United did.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 12:22 PM)

so the weekend of SDCC, the TSA banned COMIC BOOKS from check-in luggage. http://lechicgeek.bo...ium=LCG FB Page

@  Arazyr : (24 July 2017 - 11:39 AM)

...guy

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 11:34 AM)

LEAKER DROPS POWER OF THE PRIMES BOMBSHELL! Shrapnel: "No, Bombshell's the other guy"

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 11:34 AM)

...did RichardT and Nevermore just accidentally do a Cybertron Enquirer gag?

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 10:52 AM)

Note I wrote "bombshell"in lowercase.

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:17 AM)

in this case, face

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 10:16 AM)

depends what appendage its used on.

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

I'm something something years old and I have actually never shaved with anything other than electric

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

is it worth the trouble?

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Why does a safety razor give a closer shave than an electric razor?

@  RichardT1977 : (24 July 2017 - 10:08 AM)

Nevermore That was Shrapnel, not Bombshell.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 10:07 AM)

Deluxe Sludge alone is enough that I probably won't have to eat anything until 2025.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 10:06 AM)

I don't know about Paladin, but I personally am fueled by the rage of fans who have a very specific idea of what a Transformers toyline should be.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2017 - 09:23 AM)

What do you mean too good? I don't recall lots of Micromaster updates.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 09:06 AM)

i remain unconvinced. "if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is."

@  General Tekno : (24 July 2017 - 08:58 AM)

yep - especially given that sure is one hyper easy forensic trail to find everyone involved in the leak

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:56 AM)

"How to lose your job spectacularly".

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:55 AM)

Holy cow.

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:55 AM)

Jesus, that Power of the Primes bombshell leak.

@  Fear or Courage : (24 July 2017 - 08:41 AM)

At least in Canada, they have excellent customer service.

@  Maruten : (23 July 2017 - 11:33 PM)

I've ordered from them several times with no problems.

@  Telly : (23 July 2017 - 11:19 PM)

i havent. but ive only ordered from them a few times


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:25 AM

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:34 AM

Now those are Battle Beasts

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:38 AM

hug. I had already convinced myself that I didn't want these guys and that the minimates were the better (and less expensive) toys.

These pics absolutely blow that theory out of the water. They are absolutely gorgeous and I need every single one of them. These are clearly the better Battle Beasts.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:47 AM

OK, THIS is more like it. These are so much more what I want in a Battle Beast revival than the Minimates stuff.

Looks like they use the Bot Shots type tumbler in the chest. Plus battle dice, and cards, and sometimes hand held weapons and playmat boosters? Thats an intricate seeming game. But I'm cool with that. icon-hotrod.gif

Design-wise I think they're just slightly on the "staid" side. So many of the originals were so weird and quirky. Some of these are just a little "normal." That's a very minor aesthetic quible though. They're really a pretty good update. Some are spot on.

This guy is RIGHT ON the old Battle Beast style:
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I would 100% buy these if they came out in the US. Part of me wants to import them and I don't import anything.


-ZacWilliam, wishes Hasbro would import these and throw a new Battle Beasts anime on the Hub. Sold.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:07 AM

DST must be fuming.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:10 AM

QUOTE(Cat @ Apr 19 2012, 08:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DST must be fuming.


I don't think they'd have any right to.

They've sat on whatever rights they have for years now and not produced much at all. And what they are just now putting together doesn't look nearly as good or as true to the old Battle Beasts as what Takara has done here.


-ZacWilliam, I can see where they'd be concerned, I'd be far more likely to import one of these than buy one of their minimates even with the price difference, but I don't think they've got real grounds to be angry...
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:35 AM

These look sweet. Sadly, I imagine DST's versions will stop these from having a domestic release here icon-screamer.gif.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:48 AM

QUOTE(Liege @ Apr 19 2012, 08:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
These look sweet. Sadly, I imagine DST's versions will stop these from having a domestic release here icon-screamer.gif.


I wouldn't be too sure of that. Hasbro/Takara are much larger more powerful companies than DST, with much bigger broader markets and lots more money. At most I think it could keep them from being called "Battle Beasts" if released here, but y'know I honestly doubt even that.

If Has/Tak want to release something here, a check to DST would be pretty simple for them I think.


-ZacWilliam, of course who knows if Hasbro would want to, but I'd love it if they did. Oh the blind-pack spending...
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:04 AM

Yeah I hope Hasbro can release this stuff over here, they look nice, but I don't know if they're nice enough for me to import them.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:03 AM

Now I am confused. I thought DST had the rights to these? And the toyline is confirmed to be coming in the autumn this year...

I must say, I was never a fan of the old toys, and while I can understand why people who liked them would love these, they are just not doing it for me... their legs and arms, like for the old toys, are out of proportion (too long arms, too short legs) and articulation seems to be just as basic as in 1987, which is kind of pushing it in 2012. So i'll wait for the DST versions, rather.

That said, "Battle Hamster" or whatever his name is is just hilarious. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

These are incredible. They're everything updated battle beasts should be. And more. I'm so pumped for the game as well. I think these would definitively have a place on toy shelves over here. I wouldn't even care if Hasbro dusted off "Beast Wars" and through that on their packaging.

Now, the real question is, when can I buy these?

Praise being said, I still want some minimate battle beasts. All this product is making up for their complete absence as a line for over 20 years. I wouldn't want to sacrifice one for the other-I want them all.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:28 AM

Ah, I see they're scheduled for September. What a brutal wait. Fall IS going to be the season for battle beasts.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

These look so keen. What's the probable range of motion, just arms?
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

From the prototype shots, I think they have arm, leg, and some neck articulation. Also, they may be dice shooters.

I'll probably fall on them once HLJ.com does their listing. I've never had a problem with Robotkingdom, but their checkout is a headache.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

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From the prototype shots, I think they have arm, leg, and some neck articulation. Also, they may be dice shooters.


Dice Shooter never occured to me. I just figured the square symbol pieces were tumblers like Bot Shots have, but that could make a lot of sense! Especially with the dice booster packs shown.


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

OH HAI BBTS PREORDER:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

How much you want to make a bet Hasbro knew this, charged DST for the Battle Beast license, will release these completely killing DST's offerings, then buy the rights back for a song.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

That seems like more than a bit of a stretch.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

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These prices are encouraging. I was more than a bit concerned that these were going to be pretty damn big. (Due to the tiny hand holes and theories about the chest-gimmick.)

But at the prices at which BBTS have listed them? They must be close to the original Battle Beasts' size. So... Consider me a lot happier about these!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

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How much you want to make a bet Hasbro knew this, charged DST for the Battle Beast license, will release these completely killing DST's offerings, then buy the rights back for a song.

Cold...but quite brilliant.



But wouldn't that mean producing them over under another name, then rebranding the line?

I could certainly see Hasbro wanting to offer these as a another Bakugan competitor, but I think the nostalgia factor is nill, outside of a few folks like us.


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