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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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#21 NightViper

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

Well... Call the line "Beast Wars" then. New name, but still has a bit of nostalgia behind it icon-fire.gif

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

Would they get imported to Canada as 'Beasties'? icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Apr 19 2012, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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...


If Has/Tak releases these here, as some sort of Beyblade or Bakugan (sp?) Rival, they should call it Beast Wars and roll it into the Prime Mythos.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

Bakugan's kinda old hat with kids now anyway, isn't it?
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:45 PM

QUOTE(Phlis @ Apr 19 2012, 04:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Apr 19 2012, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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...


If Has/Tak releases these here, as some sort of Beyblade or Bakugan (sp?) Rival, they should call it Beast Wars and roll it into the Prime Mythos.


Beyblade is already Hasbro's. I kinda doubt they'd want to release these as a rival to that icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

Bakugan still holds lots of space in toy aisles, and having Beyblade didn't stop Hasbro from introducing Botshots.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:12 PM

I'd think then that already having a line of figures with cubes in their chests as part of a game sold here would make it a pretty safe bet that we won't be seeing Beast Fight on US shelves any time soon.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

I like the aesthetics of these. These are much more toys than the Diamond Select ones, and that's one of the parts of the franchise Diamond Select doesn't seem to have grasped.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

Now these, THESE are something I could get behind.

I like how they properly capture the ridiculousness of warring animals clad in armor. The very realistic heads are superb (if you look at that Dolphin and don't crack a smile there is something wrong with you...)

The DST versions seem to hung up on being "super serious" warring mystical animal stuff... feeling like a throwback to the late 90's/early 00's. Like the random (lame) stuff you'd find in the back of your comic book store, perhaps at a discount.

I'm definitely going to have import some of these, and reward the better line with my monies!
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:20 PM

I really want that bat. The color scheme plus the gold speaker-looking things in his shoulders make him look extremely Ratbat-ish.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

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I really want that bat. The color scheme plus the gold speaker-looking things in his shoulders make him look extremely Ratbat-ish.

I thought Mindwipe. Maybe they are speakers on his shoulders? They looked like turbines to me.


The Walrus also appears to be wearing a bathtub/submarine.

I'll still buy the minimates because they'll be fairly cheap and accessible. The design isn;t to bad, and some of the accessories fix my main problem with them (the legs).

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

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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.



QUOTE(NightViper @ Apr 19 2012, 02:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well... Call the line "Beast Wars" then. New name, but still has a bit of nostalgia behind it icon-fire.gif


Great minds think alike! Although anything new would be incredible. Maybe when Diamond bought the license it was a reminder to TakaraTomy the line existed in the first place and they decided to take another crack at it. It does seem weird that both versions of Battle Beasts are coming out THIS fall, after essentially 20 years of nothing.

Also, I want to know how to play this damn game yesterday.


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:54 PM

I was really impressed when i saw these at a recent press conference. They really do look just like the original Battle Beasts.
There's a lot of good stuff in the works for this line...

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:19 AM

I'd also wager that folks will custom up water/wood/fire dice for these things in no time.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:27 AM

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Damnit.

I had to pre-order the set with the shark.

Damnit.

I love how BBTS lists the animal type next to each one, except for that one weird-ass one. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:28 AM

QUOTE(Cat @ Apr 20 2012, 01:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love how BBTS lists the animal type next to each one, except for that one weird-ass one. icon-fire.gif



Sailfish or Hummingbird? Or the unholy love child of both...


ZacWilliam, The weird-ass one of course is the one that absolutely screams Battle Beast to me the most. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:36 AM

Since they has been finally revealed, I can now say I did some work for this line, mostly on the sea creatures assortment.
So far I recognize Pirazon (the piranha) and Coelence (the coelacanthus) - other may have been re-drawn or revised (like with the swordfish guy, they changed the design quite a bit, but kept my weapons designs).
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

That's awesome Guido and that sounds interesting Hydra. Since these are small there is nothing that doesn't permit playsets and vehicles.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

QUOTE(Guido @ Apr 20 2012, 09:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since they has been finally revealed, I can now say I did some work for this line, mostly on the sea creatures assortment.
So far I recognize Pirazon (the piranha) and Coelence (the coelacanthus) - other may have been re-drawn or revised (like with the swordfish guy, they changed the design quite a bit, but kept my weapons designs).
Great to see the toyline coming to (plastic) life!


That's pretty awesome to hear. I thought they did a good job of capturing the general aesthetic of the old toys so hearing you were involved somewhat makes sense. Good Job. icon-hotrod.gif


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:28 AM

QUOTE(Kira Kira @ Apr 19 2012, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The DST versions seem to hung up on being "super serious" warring mystical animal stuff... feeling like a throwback to the late 90's/early 00's. Like the random (lame) stuff you'd find in the back of your comic book store, perhaps at a discount.

Yeah, that is PRECISELY my problem with the DST Beasts. NONE of the charm of the originals.


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