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@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 02:54 PM)

Oh, hey, that's not the search bar! Whoops.

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 12:48 PM)

reflector camera mode

@  MEDdMI : (19 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

But did you get a Snowbombcyclopsragnarokdoomstorm like the US NE got last week?

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Netherlands? We got one hell of a storm here in Germany the other day too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though


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#1 Bass X0

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:55 PM

Crazy or serious, make some predictions then look back to see how close you were.


People will complain about the mold, character choice or color scheme for some of the unrevealed exclusive toys. Either because they are bad choices or Hasbro should have released them at retail.

Someone at tfw2005 will complain that the exclusives are dumb overpriced repaints.

People will be jealous that the custom class figure isn't available to everyone.

There won't be any of the proposed forty Generations 2013 toys revealed.

The Combaticons, Jazz, Shockwave, Starscream and Optimus Prime toys from WFC will be hyped a lot as if they were completely new reveals. Only the brightly colored Combaticons will be released. More of the game will be shown.

Focus will be on Prime and new Prime toys, mainly Cyberverse.

Hasbro will show attendee exclusive artwork that non-attendees won't ever get to see.

Many dumb questions will be asked to Hasbro and Hasbro won't be forthcoming with informative answers.

Edited by Bass X0, 23 April 2012 - 03:47 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

David Willis will not wear any pants.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

Nothing from the "No Photos Allowed" panel will EVER be released because its not Bumblebee or Optimus.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

Hasbro to reveal plans for slowly releasing the FE molds through store exclusives.
New Prime molds will be shown but mostly old characters at different size classes from their previous releases.
Monkeys will fly out of David Willis' butt.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

Some ne'er-do-wells will start a huge argument at the Hasbro panel, chaos will ensue and hate will overtake the hall until Peter Cullen walks in, opens the Matrix, and cures everyone of their hate an anger. This will mark an end to the Botcon Wars and everyone will march forward to a new era of peace, happiness, and exclusives.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 23 2012, 03:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
David Willis will not wear any pants.


But he will keep his shorts on, I hope. Well, at least as long as they don't release another Hot Shot from AEC, then all bets would be off.

While I'm pretty certain they'll show SDCC exclusives, I wonder if they'll show any NYCC stuff as well.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:30 PM

If they release another AEC Hot-Shot, Willis will likely tear through any pants he's wearing.

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#8 Bass X0

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 23 2012, 10:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If they release another AEC Hot-Shot, Willis will likely tear through any pants he's wearing.


Playable Hot Shot to be announced for Fall of Cybertron based on Armada Hot Shot! Toy revealed! David Willis asked by Hasbro to give first impressions and given the toy to take home!

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:41 PM

Shattered Glass Tracks will be the manliest man-bot ever.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:42 PM

Bruticus to be made in very limited quantities, available on eHobby only.

Hasbro decides there's no money in toys anymore, easier to be an entertainment media company. No more transformers forever.

Someone in the club was responsible for the security leaks, and has stolen every Botcon exclusive. No more club forever.

Brian Savage now wishes to be known as Doctor Savage, and begins carrying a purple and gray cat, is only seen from behind.


... So now when none of these come to pass, I will consider Botcon a resounding success!
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:52 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Apr 23 2012, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Brian Savage now wishes to be known as Doctor Savage, and begins carrying a purple and gray cat, is only seen from behind.

I'll get you next time, Primus! Next time!

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:00 PM

On the bright side:
the majority of the 40 Generations will be the WFC/FOC cast. ALL OF THEM.

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Prime Defensor toy revealed into two sets; Cyberverse (four legion+one commander) and Mainline (four revealers+one powerizer), alongside Prime Jazz, Sideswipe, Perceptor, and Scattorshot. Magnus will get a Mainline Powerizer AND Weaponizer, and will be in the show

Reveal that Bumblebee will get his voice back

Reveal that we get a Wheeljack level in FOC with the Wreckers, and have designs for Impactor, Rotorstorm, Pyro, and Roadbuster revealed

Reveal that some of the Protectobots are in FOC

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:16 PM

lol "bright side"


I predict - yes.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

Someone will try to get the stupid Vehicon "Steve" nickname canonized.

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"Will ______ be in Prime?" Followed by hesitant answers, and a planned reveal later on being ruined.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:46 PM

This one may actually happen: All the FoC toys will have tags that say "Now Available" to much consternation.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 23 2012, 03:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
David Willis will not wear any pants.

Well now why would--
QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 23 2012, 03:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Monkeys will fly out of David Willis' butt.

... ah, I see. Pants would just get in the way.

#17 Walky

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

You do not want to see me with pants full of monkeys.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:29 PM

My prediction is we learn of almost nothing new, except for stuff they can't take pictures of, Hasbro saving everything for a toy more general toy convention.

Edited by mignash, 23 April 2012 - 07:29 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

Predictions -

Weekday News:

*The Con exclusives are exactly who the leaked list said. Some are pleased. Some disapointed.

* The Custom class figure is cool enough to create envy.

* A couple of new Cyberverse and a couple of unseen Prime repaints are seen in the display cases as Hasbro sets up.


Weekend News:

* Prime is doing well and will introduce 1 more new charcter before the end of the season. Random 5 minutes of an upcoming episode will be shown. Arcee will yell and jumpkick someone. Rescue Bots will get a token mention but nothing else, no new toys mentioned or shown beyond the couple from Toy Fair.

* IDW is doing well and James Roberts will be cloned so MtMtE can be a weekly. Grimlock and at least one Wrecker will be seen in books before the end of the year.

* Hasbro will show a hand full of images of 3 or 4 2013 Generations figures but there will be no photographs. They will tease the idea of a second combiner but no more than that. We might get to see Grimlock. There will be 2 or three new Prime things but mostly stuff we've already seen from Japan. I'll be kinda disappointed in how little we see that's of interest to me personally but there'll be one or two pretty neat things that counter that.

* Fun Pup will show off 2 or 3 exlusives for the coming months/year and they'll be really nice figures/concepts. Though at least one will be Shattered Glass something that will be a total pass for me.


In Conclussion: There will be awsome stuff but not as much as we'd like to dream of there being... Some surprises that are promising... And an overall speculation over whether they were saving the really good stuff for San Diego.


-ZacWilliam, hopes they blow all expectations and predictions out of the water.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 23 April 2012 - 07:53 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:56 PM

We will see nothing new, Hasbro will dodge all questions about how they're handling the brand, half the previously announced toys will be cancelled, and all chances of ever getting FE Bulkhead and Optimus will disappear forever.





With expectations that low, I'm BOUND to be pleased, right?




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