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@  RichardT1977 : (21 February 2019 - 10:56 PM)

Thirty Helens agree.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2019 - 09:41 PM)

People forget the whole phrase. It's "Great minds thing alike, but fools rarely differ."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

The German version is very straightforward: "Two idiots, one idea."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

English: "Great minds think alike".

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

Here's an example of a phrase that's charmingly positive in English but self-deprecating in German:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Turns out the basic figures in the transformers siege line are basically minicons, and my sister is back in the hospital for another psychotic break. It's been an emotional day, and it's not even 1 pm yet.

@  Pennpenn : (21 February 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Maybe, or maybe it'd be more like wood? Y'know, bashing each other with planks.

@  Ashley : (21 February 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Wouldn't pillow fights be like slapping each other with meat?

@  unluckiness : (20 February 2019 - 11:54 PM)

RODO ROLLA DA

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 11:14 PM)

they hit each other with full sized vehicles

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Also, do Softmus Prime and Slumblebee engage in pillow fights?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Feathertron?

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 08:34 AM)

@Penn Megadown, maybe?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:38 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:37 AM)

Who gives the orders in cyberwarfare?

@  Pennpenn : (20 February 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I wonder what Megatron would end up in that context?

@  Sabrblade : (19 February 2019 - 09:21 PM)

It's not "Optiplush"... it's "Softimus Prime"

@  Ashley : (19 February 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I've got the two plushes from the first movie, they're great

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Still have mine, although Optiplush Prime is kind of discolored

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 07:59 PM)

They came out around the time of the first movie with the big merch push, but they were distinctly G1 and everything else wasnt, IIRC

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Take another shot Wonko.

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

prime the lost season

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 01:41 PM)

I did not even know those things were a thing. I guess they didn't do very well cause they didn't make more of them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 February 2019 - 01:25 PM)

Pfft, Hasbro did that 12 years ago with Slumblebee and Optiplush Prime

@  Xellos : (19 February 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Well, this past Christmas I did see licensed plush Transformers that went from their robot to vehicle mode by turning inside out just like popples.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Why DIDN'T transformers make plushes ala popples?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Design in mixed media and make him out of actual flannel.

@  Lancer : (18 February 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Make his fur a red and black flannel pattern

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Bonus points if you can work in a red and black flannel pattern on his chest plate.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:09 PM)

Might as well make it cliched. Lumberjack moose male and aristocratic deer female.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Or their aristocratic deer.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Thinking of making a pair of moose Transformer OCs, male and female. Thier a lovey dovy pair of lumberjacks

@  Paladin : (18 February 2019 - 06:56 PM)

they also have NOTORIOUSLY poor protection on their servers. do NOT keep a credit card on file there.

@  Telly : (18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM)

i just checked my past tfsource orders, and theres no sales tax charge

@  Arazyr : (18 February 2019 - 11:16 AM)

They haven't (yet, at least) on the stuff I currently have in my Stack. Haven't had them ship anything for a while, though, so I don't know if they will when I do...

@  Benbot : (18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Does TFSource charge sales tax?

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:47 AM)

That's because, once upon a time, the people whom owned the animals weren't the people whom butchered them. So the pig was owned by a saxon who spoke english, but butchered by a french speaker. So a pig got cut up into PORC chops.

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.

@  Paladin : (17 February 2019 - 11:57 AM)

The cow was slaughtered in the abattoir.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 February 2019 - 08:53 AM)

It's not a pretty name: abattoir is literally just the french word for slaughterhouse.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 February 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Giving it a pretty name won't make it a pretty place.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 February 2019 - 02:45 AM)

I do believe there is an aphorism about the U.S.A. and yogurt being different because after 200 years the latter will have a culture.

@  Maruten : (16 February 2019 - 11:30 PM)

There's another word for "abattoir"?! Honestly you people, "slaughterhouse" is a bit on the nose.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 February 2019 - 10:09 PM)

I learned this week that the French-style term abattoir is prevalent in the UK/Commonwealth in place of where U.S.-American Anglophones would say "slaughterhouse". Fascinating.

@  MEDdMI : (16 February 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Nonsense. Everybody loves all my posts.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 08:27 PM)

Or dislike them. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Wish we could like the shout posts...

@  Patch : (16 February 2019 - 04:26 PM)

Uh oh. Here comes a flock of Wah-Wahs.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:51 PM

http://www.bigbadtoy... 02 REVISION 03

 

Expected to arrive in June.  $28 for Roadbuster alone; $58 for Roadbuster and Sky Byte together; $90 for a case of two Roadbusters, a Sky Byte, and a Springer.

 

Man, Roadbuster and Sky Byte are pretty!  At those prices, though, I think I'll wait for them to hit HTS or (ha!) retail.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:03 PM

Roadbuster's growing on me. It's not what I wanted, but I can't say no to an Autobot toy that has that many guns.

Guns and shoulder cannons should never be an either/or proposition.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:20 PM

I'm looking forward to Sky Byte. I hate the original toy. Terrible transformation. Don't care much for Roadbuster.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:08 PM


Ordered.

I'm not super-thrilled with Roadbuster's head in pics and his legs are just a tad scrawny, but I love the original from childhood and need Whirl's classic partner.

Skybite's back looks like it remains just a bit kibble-ish but it's still a big improvement on the original's memorable but fairly terrible jumble of panels toy.

I'm not thrilled by BBTS's price but in this day and age, with Movie stuff ready to clog all shelf space, all Generations stuff is Must Preorder. And if I'm lucky enough to find it cheaper first, I'll cancel.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:43 PM

Yeesh, those prices. With BotCon on the horizon, I'm in no situation to be preordering stuff at those prices.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:04 PM

There's no option for Sky-Byte on his own? :(

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:07 PM

Yeah Sky-Byte alone would have me go "CLICK! ORDERED!". But I don't really want Roadbuster. Not that I hate the toy or the character, just not my cup o' tea.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:10 PM

Isn't this the third time a Beast Generations figure winds up shortpacked? 


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:29 PM

I went ahead and preordered Roadbuster only.  Even though he's not really what I'd envisioned, he's a cool looking update of the figure.  I'm hoping that there will be a 3rd party add-on for him later down the road that will include a new head and even more weapons.  I don't mind Sky Byte, but I've never liked him enough to warrant purchasing any more versions of him beyond RID.  


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:15 PM

Isn't this the third time a Beast Generations figure winds up shortpacked? 

Waspinator and Rattrap are equal to the rest of their casemates and Rhinox was actually 2 to a case with one Double Dealer and one Sandstorm.

 

So this seems to be the first time.

 

Edit: Unless you mean Kickback too. Who was shortpacked. But then we'd also have to include Grimlock who was three to a case of four.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:59 PM

Got word of this via e-mail. Preordered Sky-Byte and Roadbuster.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:37 PM

I ordered Roadbuster.  I ain't afraid of no road.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:38 PM

Nice to see a thread about this.  I was going to start one too.  Also Rattrap and Tankor are up for preorder too.  Why is Springer being shipped with Roadbuster and Sky Byte?  I figured they would have a figure from the previous wave and not a few waves back.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:31 AM

 

Isn't this the third time a Beast Generations figure winds up shortpacked? 

Waspinator and Rattrap are equal to the rest of their casemates and Rhinox was actually 2 to a case with one Double Dealer and one Sandstorm.

 

So this seems to be the first time.

 

Edit: Unless you mean Kickback too. Who was shortpacked. But then we'd also have to include Grimlock who was three to a case of four.

 

 

FoC Kickback?  ... not a Beast Generations figure.

 

I don't know if I would get this new Roadbuster if taken by himself, but since I got the new Whirl, I might as well.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:44 AM

 

 

Isn't this the third time a Beast Generations figure winds up shortpacked? 

Waspinator and Rattrap are equal to the rest of their casemates and Rhinox was actually 2 to a case with one Double Dealer and one Sandstorm.

 

So this seems to be the first time.

 

Edit: Unless you mean Kickback too. Who was shortpacked. But then we'd also have to include Grimlock who was three to a case of four.

 

 

FoC Kickback?  ... not a Beast Generations figure.

 

I don't know if I would get this new Roadbuster if taken by himself, but since I got the new Whirl, I might as well.

 

Yeah, I didn't think he really fit either. But he does transform into an animal, which by the broad definition of this franchise makes him a Beast. Either way, Sky Byte here is the first Generations Animal figure since the start of the IDW tie ins that is shortpacked.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:32 PM

Not sure why some are complaining about the price: Hasbro officially upped the Voyager MSRP to $24.99 (assuming Walmart doesn't get greedy like they did last year and go a few bucks over), so I don't see the $4 premium on the set a huge deal (what with SkyByte being a one per case).

 

But more importantly, I think I'll wait until Brainstorm's wave, which will probably have both as carryovers and maybe even at a lower price for the set of three since everyone will be "over" roadbuster and skybyte by that point.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:11 PM

Not sure why some are complaining about the price: Hasbro officially upped the Voyager MSRP to $24.99 (assuming Walmart doesn't get greedy like they did last year and go a few bucks over), so I don't see the $4 premium on the set a huge deal (what with SkyByte being a one per case).


Is that already in effect? Because if so, then HTS hasn't gotten the memo, as they're still charging $20 even for Whirl, Rhinox and Doubledealer.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:06 AM

Kinda want to wait to see if Roadbuster is getting repainted into someone else before committing to buying him. Maybe he and Whirl will be Strika and Obsidian.


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 05:57 PM

Kinda want to wait to see if Roadbuster is getting repainted into someone else before committing to buying him. Maybe he and Whirl will be Strika and Obsidian.

I.... I don't hate that idea...


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 05:58 PM

With Sandstorm-level retooling on Whirl to allow the tilt rotors of course.


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