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Posted: 1 Hour 32 Minutes ago by: Irrellius SpamticonSo TF expo, the much smaller convention compared to TFcon, announced their guests for their weekend of July 1-2 David Sobolov, voice of BW Depth Charge, Prime Shockwave, Bumblebee Movie Blitzwing Flint Dille, if I need to say who he is yo
Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonIt's weird I see a lot of stuff at retail before Amazon or Pulse start shipping their preorders. And forget about EE, they seem to take 3 months longer now than anywhere else.
Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatJust realized that since the legs are the same, we can mix and match trailers between Siege, Earthrise and Legacy. Then I realized the legs are not the same, and that the hole for the trailer connector moved, but so long as Siege Nemesis
Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatAmazon. I don’t bother going to stores anymore, but I support my local bookstore. They seem to get things in at random times.
Posted: 2 Days 10 Hours ago by: ZobovorDo you ever order through Hasbro Pulse or Big Bad Toy Store, or do you pick up the toys when you find them at retail? These days, I order online as much as possible, because I simply don't trust the current state of retail shipping and
Posted: 2 Days 10 Hours ago by: ZobovorCould be. The rest of the 1995 offering was Laser Cycles and Cyberjets and Go-Bots, all tiny toys. So Laser Optimus was big during a time when we simply weren't getting big Transformers. Prime was all over the place during G2. Witho
Posted: 2 Days 10 Hours ago by: ZobovorIn 1982, after about 20 years of comic book stories, the Marvel Comics fictional universe had ballooned into this tremendous amount of characters and vehicles and concepts. Eventually, an encyclopedic guide to the characters was produced
Posted: 2 Days 10 Hours ago by: ZobovorThe Transformers: the Movie, released in August 1986, wa a huge game-changer for the Transformers cartoon series. It was the first time main characters were killed off, permanently replacing most of the main cast. Also, the setting of th
Posted: 2 Days 10 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatYou get your toys so much earlier that I forget you get them sometimes.
Posted: 2 Days 10 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatThey clearly were missile launchers for screws. Everything about them looks like a weapon launch thing, except with screw heads inside. So it launches screws. Playing around with him more, I’ve grown to dislike the shoulder towers fo
Posted: 2 Days 10 Hours ago by: ZobovorTHE TRANSFORMERS issue #23 was released in September 16, 1986, with a pull date of December 1986. This issue, which would remain on newsstands until close to Christmas, featured the Battlechargers... two of the worst-selling Transformers
Posted: 2 Days 10 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatHe looks really nice. I’m looking forward to his release. The one thing I don’t like about the basic character design is the head — it’s authentic, but having it out there with the antennas sticking down as guns… it still look
Posted: 2 Days 10 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatThat is hysterical. Where do the whiskers go in robot mode? They needed to do a little more with the legs to really get the character.
Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: ZobovorNothing about that toy reminds me of Depth Charge except for the color scheme. But, it's a clever way to recycle the mold. Thinking outside the box, and all that. Zob (likes to stay in the box most of the time... it's dark in here
Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMlI9WZadYc So yeah, this guy looks really cool, not necessarily because of the accuracy, but because it's one of the best mold reuses I've ever seen. Would this possibly be a G1 Depth Charge?
Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: ZobovorYeah, it's liberating to be throwing away packaging after hoarding it for so long. The simple truth is that I just don't need it. I'll never put the toys back in the boxes to sell them, so there's just no point to it. I still keep i
Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: ZobovorI wouldn't have recognized them if you hadn't already said what they were supposed to be. Something closer to the original toys would have definitely been the way to go. I would have collected them out of nostalgia's sake, but not thes
Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: TravoltronAnd it's, uh, this... https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?Brand4534 I'm not really digging it. Max Steele is the better of the two, but both of their designs are too "busy". I think it would have been better if they did them in their c
Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: TravoltronMaybe a third party will create the almighty plastic hammer you wanted. I also think the cardboard hammer is lame. I've just been tossing all the cardboard stuff like the boxes, star maps, and display stands. The local vintage toy shop d
Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: ZobovorI see now that you mentioned that, but I must have not seen it, or chose to ignore it. For some reason I really had it firmly entrenched in my head that it would be plastic parts that you assembled together. Hasbro Pulse is vague about
Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Colin Douglashttps://www.tfcon.com/transformers-voice-actor-david-kaye-to-attend-tfcon-chicago-2022 [img]https://www.tfcon.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/TFcon-Chicago-2022-David-Kaye.jpg[/img]
Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Colin Douglashttps://www.tfcon.ca/transformers-movie-visual-effects-artist-christopher-lee-zammit-to-attend-tfcon-toronto-2022
Posted: 3 Days 10 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonBut we knew it was cardboard from the Impactor announcement
Posted: 3 Days 11 Hours ago by: ZobovorI'm very disappointed it's cardboard. I was hoping it was something I could actually put into the hands of one of my toys. Well, guess I'm cancelling my Bulkhead pre-order, then... Zob
Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: ZobovorI think it's awesome that Evan Brooks actually took the time to make that video. Hasbro has really been making a concerted effort to establish a channel with the fandom, and I feel like it's paying off. They've become so much more sav
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonI think they merged Animated BulkheadPrime Bulkhead and movie Hound to make G1 Bulkhead.
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticonhttps://www.facebook.com/DaimChocReports/videos/1903678923161321/ So it's a 41 minute video on the Starsaber Commander class, it looks like it's hit all the stretch goals. It's not painted, and the sword pose already looks like you're de
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonWe finally get to see the cardboard hammer https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbidV9649038063472&set=pcb.569649561396753 At least the Throne of the Primes was semi functional, and pre-built, and only required one purchase.
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: ZobovorIt was honestly a phenomenal toy, especially the original release with all the bell and whistles. Subsequent versions without the electronic gimmick were a little less phenomenal. I wonder if they were looking at the fact that most
Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: ZobovorWell, here's honestly what I think happened. Hasbro found this. https://i.pinimg.com/564x/ee/53/8b/ee538b49390753937f259f6f69bb2260.jpg It's fan art, but it's also the first Google return you get when you search for "G1 Bulkhe
Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat, of tThe G2 Optimus Prime mold has been a fan favorite for decades, and is probably one of the best Transformers molds ever created. Seriously, if I were to list my top 10 molds, I am 100% certain it would be there. G2 Laser Optimus Prime Univ
Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: TravoltronI pre-ordered it on Amazon. I hope they do a Topspin to match this guy.
Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: Zobovorhttps://hasbropulse.com/collections/transformers/products/transformers-legacy-wreck-n-rule-collection-diaclone-universe-twin-twist He's red and blue, which is the Diaclone color scheme from back when this toy was known as Drill Tank
Posted: 4 Days ago by: ZobovorI'm really surprised Walmart hasn't caught on yet. Zob (not complaining, mind)
Posted: 4 Days 8 Hours ago by: TravoltronI found them today and got a set. They're going for double that price on BBTS, so it really does seem to be a mistake.
Posted: 4 Days 10 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatHe’s a really good toy. Just not a great Bulkhead. He also doesn’t look like he was designed to be Bulkhead though. I’m just wondering if when his doppelgänger is revealed whether we will all just collectively say “of course
Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: Joseph BardsleyGreat review, Zob, as always. Thank you! And I had no idea about the relative value of those blades, either. Hope you're feeling better. :) JB On Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 4:56:35 PM UTC-7, Zobovor wrote:
Posted: 4 Days 13 Hours ago by: ZobovorI ordered this guy through Hasbro Pulse the day I found out it was available. Still haven't seen them in stores anywhere. So, we've gotten a surprising number of exo-suit toys in recent years. We got the PVC figure, of course, and for
Posted: 4 Days 16 Hours ago by: ZobovorI decided to order him so I could complete the axe. Then I'll probably resell him, or give him to my son, or maybe smash him with a rock. Just kidding. My son probably wouldn't want him, either. Nothing jumps out at me. He's vague
Posted: 4 Days 17 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat, of tJust on the motorcycle, I don't think G1 Iguanus is trying to hide in motorcycle mode, so the Iguanacycle is a good upgrade to me. Soundwave needs to be something plausible, boxy in robot mode, and with a spot for hiding his minions. Be
Posted: 4 Days 17 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat, of tHe actually looks really nice, and I think he makes a better Bulkhead than the main release. He's less accurate, which lets the figure stand on its own a bit better -- the main release somehow hits the "close, but not close enough" level
Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: ZobovorEh, it took a couple of hours. I was expecting more like days, to be honest. I'm surprised. Zob
Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: ZobovorI don't think anybody has ever claimed that the G1 toy line, as a whole, is the pinnacle of engineering. They do lots of stuff better now. More durable plastics, more articulation, more cartoon accurate sculpts. (There is some aesthet
Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: ZobovorShipping and distribution everywhere is still borked. I think Hasbro currently overestimates the arrival date so that if it's late, they were already planning for it, but if it's early, then you're thrilled because you get the toys even
Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: Zobovorhttps://hasbropulse.com/collections/transformers/products/transformers-legacy-wreck-n-rule-collection-prime-universe-bulkhead It's a redeco of the current Legacy toy (which is languishing on shelves everywhere as we speak) with some
Posted: 5 Days ago by: Irrellius Spamticon
Posted: 5 Days ago by: Irrellius Spamticonhttps://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/news/2022/may/the-lego-group-and-hasbro-unite-to-reveal-the-new-fully-converting-lego-transformers-optimus-prime Take that Built to Rule! He actually looks really nice. I love the Matrix and the transfor
Posted: 5 Days ago by: Irrellius SpamticonOk so Twintwist was leaked yesterday. It looks like a nice color scheme, but I have no ties to Twintwist at all, much less a wrong colored flipchanger toy https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbidV8093284885714&set=a.266267198401659
Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Irrellius SpamticonWeird, when we placed our distributor order yesterday it said September 2022 It also said we might get Selects Toy Color Cyclonus in 8 days. I think it might be screwed up. We got Lego N1 Nabooo Mandalorian Starfighter yesterday, it wasn
Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Irrellius SpamticonSo G1 suddenly went from the ultimate tier to aspire to to the lowest hurdle? Ok, now since when have believable things been the standard? The G1 fandom complains every time anyone gets changed to a believable thing. The fandom has neve
Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Irrellius Spamticonhttps://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbidV8531488175227&set=pcb.568531558175220 I know few people here care about Bulkhead, and if store shelves are any indicator the fandom in general doesn't care either. He has a hammer accessory, bu we don'
Posted: 5 Days 12 Hours ago by: ZobovorI don't think Ultra Magnus was ever in the cards, to be honest. It seems extremely unlikely to me that they'll do one Jumpstarter but not the other. But, it also seems unlikely to me that they'll put Bulkhead in a two-pack. If it was
Posted: 5 Days 12 Hours ago by: ZobovorYeah, but G1 is, like, the lowest bar there is to hurdle. That bar is touching the ground. You can step over it without jumping. It doesn't take much to design a toy that's objectively better than G1. When I say Legacy Iguanus is b
Posted: 5 Days 12 Hours ago by: ZobovorYou called it! I'm impressed. You're good at this game! Zob
Posted: 5 Days 12 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonSo now we have 3/5ths of the box diorama pyramid, and the last 2 are Springer-sized-or-smaller, which means we aren't getting a Magnus, and possibly only 1 Jumpstarter or no Fractyl as were previously unofficially leaked. Now I'm unsure
Posted: 5 Days 14 Hours ago by: Zobovor....Or three-fourths of the team, anyway. At least for now. So in my quest to complete my G1 toy collection, I eventually became aware of how rare it was to actually find a Military Patrol for sale in which Tracer still had his helicopt
Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: ZobovorIt would be cool if these guys came in a two-pack together. If it's just a redeco of Legacy Bulkhead, I'm not buying it. Zob (not a Bulkhead fan)
Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: ZobovorIt's not animation coloring mistakes they're trying to recreate, but the actual look of Trailbreaker from the cartoon. The G1 toy had translucent blue windshield as well as the side windows, which doubled as the hinges to which the robo
Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: ZobovorI feel like a Shattered Glass version of Kup would just tell stories that are one hundred percent factually accurate. Yeah, it's a bit shocking to see Springer back in action after all this time. A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome
Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: ZobovorIt could probably be proven by checking the date codes on the toys. Like, during the whole debacle during Combiner Wars with Slingshot and Wildrider being supplanted by Alpha Bravo and Offroad, the date codes demonstrated that Hasbro ha
Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: ZobovorSoembody on Twitter was saying how a piece of Spindle and a piece of Mammoth Maximus or whatever his name is can connect together to form a new combiner head. So it looks like there will be another unofficial Fossilizer super combiner.
Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: ZobovorThe version that leaked has blue limbs and a red body: https://tformers.com/leaked-transformers-twintwist-and-parasite-diaclone-color-figure-images/45544/news.html That looks closer to the Diaclone Drill Tank Robo to me than Salt-
Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: ZobovorThose wouldn't be bad ideas. I would hope the Quintesson Judge ends up looking better than the Pit of Judgement version, since the colors on that one were kind of, um, really bad. Zob (Quintworthy Quintesson!)
Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: MWGMaybe they are saving the clean cartoon colors for the Buzzworthy SSS86 line-up. Springer could make them some money, especially since the Siege version wasn't super common at retail from what I recall. They could also offer a repaint o
Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: Zobovorhttps://hasbropulse.com/products/transformers-takara-tomy-masterpiece-mp-56-trailbreaker He goes for $152.99, but doesn't ship until March 2023. Zob
Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: Zobovorhttps://hasbropulse.com/products/transformers-legacy-wreck-n-rule-collection-autobot-springer Besides not having the Siege battle damage, it looks like they went with a 1986 toy colors deco for the character this time. Lots of grey
Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: Irrellius SpamticonI had people turn the Sideswipe and Mirage back in because they bought the sets for the BW characters. I can't imagine people are buying this primarily for the Fossilizer. Though Ractonite barely lasted a week on store shelves. I want a
Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: Irrellius Spamticon"Bumblebee, which repair shops service humans?" I thought there were mockups leaked of an Arcee in a Buzzworthy box, but it might have been me misremembering the Cyberverse Arcee SG Kup would spout out easily disproven conspiracy theo
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat, of tIt looks available on Amazon now. Does he walk with a limp because one foot is literally a solid block of lead?
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat, of tJust because we never saw Kup and Bumblebee hanging out doesn't mean that Bumblebee wasn't hiding behind a bush watching Kup and Hot Rod go fishing with Daniel, wishing it was him and not Hot Rod that Kup spent so much time with. Alterna
Posted: 6 Days 7 Hours ago by: Joseph BardsleyThanks for always posting these kinds of fun diversions, Rodimus_2316. :) JB On Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 5:33:06 PM UTC-7, Rodimus_2316 wrote:
Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316https://www.facebook.com/orion.pats
Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: TravoltronI don't think any of these particularly interest me. Maybe if they're doing Topspin and Twin Twist in their Diaclone colors. But I've heard rumors that they will be recolored in the Brazilian Salt Man color schemes which also doesn't int
Posted: 6 Days 15 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonHe's great for an update. He's a retry because you all hated the decoy suits so much they moved on to something else. . If you think this cycle mode is bad, you haven't seen his G1 toy. I have G1 Iguanus out on my shelf as the only prete
Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: ZobovorAnd by Siege Mirage, of course, I meant Kingdom Mirage. This set SOLD OUT about half an hour after it went live. That shocks me. With the previous Amazon exclusives, they paired a popular G1 character with a fairly pointless Beast War
Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: ZobovorThere's been much speculation about what form the Studio Series Arcee would take—Earthrise toy in different colors? An all-new toy? Check it out: https://tformers.com/transformers-studio-series-86-ss-92-arcee-official-images-deta
Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316https://www.youtube.com/c/OrionPats/videos
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Zobovorhttps://hasbropulse.com/products/transformers-legacy-wreck-n-rule-collection-g2-universe-leadfoot-and-masterdominus Leadfoot is a redeco and slight remold of Siege Mirage, with a new robot head. No spinning rotor gimmick, but I'm s
Posted: 7 Days ago by: Irrellius SpamticonTakara released a video today https://www.facebook.com/DaimChocReports/videos/730182114781927 It even has extra parts to replicate animation coloring mistakes with the windows from the cartoon.... now that's the level of accuracy I call
Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonSpringer with Mammoth Fossiizer Topspin and Twin Twist in Diaclone colors G2 Leadfoot (Mirage redeco) and Fractyl(terrosaur redeco) Bulkhead packed alone.
Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonPart of a 5 piece Wreckers set, and each cardboard insert combines together to form a cardboard Wreckers hammer https://www.facebook.com/transformers/photos/pcb.7316184448451686/7316183698451761/ "Introducing the Wreck ‘N Rule Collecti
Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Zobovorhttps://hasbropulse.com/products/transformers-legacy-wreck-n-rule-collection-comic-universe-impactor-and-spindle Impactor is purple and gold this time, so here's hoping he doesn't crumble into bits in ten years' time. The new Fossil
Posted: 9 Days ago by: Travoltronhttps://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/97652
Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: ZobovorFinally won a Tracer auction today WITH helicopter blades for $42! So happy. I even got Dropshot and Bombshock. No Growl, but I can pick him up separately. Zob (there are zero eBay auctions right now with a complete Blaze Master,
Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: ZobovorThat's the only reason I bought it. I figured I've already got a collection of Diaclone Bois™, so I might as well add him to the pile. Zob (kind of regretting not getting Galactic Man now)
Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: Evil King MacrocraniI've seen a couple empty core class Studio Series Ravage boxes hanging on pegs. Or maybe he's just disappearing into the shadows of his box.
Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: TravoltronI picked one up. I also got that Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus. It looks like you can do a head-swap and turn him into Delta Magnus, which is nice.
Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: TravoltronYeah, I took Zob's advice and got it off Hasbro Pulse.
Posted: 9 Days 20 Hours ago by: Evil King MacrocraniI hope you got it by now if you want it. I found one in Kingdom packaging just last night at a Fred Meyer in Puyallup. And I saw the Legacy version in Bonney Lake a couple weeks ago. Fred Meyer seems to be good for the Kingdom tail enders
Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: ZobovorSo, I had a dream the other night that there were a bunch of new Transformers toys that had come out, but somehow I had missed them. In the dream, I began to panic because they had been released a while back and I was suddenly worried I'd
Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonWe got those in person yesterday, they should be in stores right now
Posted: 10 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316This one is for "Call of the Primitives". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmIYG_c9Niw - Rodimus_2316
Posted: 10 Days 17 Hours ago by: Zobovorhttps://hasbropulse.com/products/transformers-studio-series-core-class-the-transformers-the-movie-exo-suit-spike-witwicky Zob (Amazon's had him in stock here and there, too, but it's been sporadic)
Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: TravoltronI found my old website. http://web.archive.org/web/19991005122445/http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Temple/1986/ Another mirror here, although most of the links seem to be dead on this one. https://www.oocities.org/superjinrai/
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: Dave Van DomelenBen got that permission as part of a deal. He actually registered beastwars.com before Hasbro realized the Web was important. Rather than try to strongarm him, they negotiated. They bought the domain from him and gave him permissi
Posted: 11 Days ago by: Zobovorhttps://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/mp-56-trailbreaker.1231564/ The images have Japanese text slathered all over them, but from what we can actually see, he looks really good. He appears to come with at least one blast effect, t
Posted: 11 Days 9 Hours ago by: ZobovorI tried to warn you guys about this years ago. Zob (just sayin')
Posted: 11 Days 9 Hours ago by: ZobovorOh, man. Haven't thought about all those old web sites in ages. It used to be that you had to know where to go to find a person's fan web site. If you found one you liked, you had to bookmark it because you might never come across it
Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Irrellius SpamticonI saw this last night, I'm very excited for a Terrorsaur I don't have to buy online. Naked Dinobot just looks lazy and bad. The colors seem very wrong compared to the original toy. It just looks unfinished. I'll stick with the original
Posted: 13 Days 7 Hours ago by: Joseph BardsleyI came across this really great read on Medium the other day, about the "old", pre-Web 2.0 Internet, and it got me thinking about how - for me, at least - that era was when I first came across organized TF fandom. I suspect that, for many o
Posted: 13 Days 11 Hours ago by: ZobovorHasbro officially revealed today the toy deco version of Kingdom Terrorsaur and the naked deco of Kingdom Dinobot, images of which had previously leaked. They also showed off a red version of Cog, evidently meant to be one of the generic
Posted: 14 Days 11 Hours ago by: ZobovorYou couldn't really do that during season one or two of G1, because almost every on-screen character represented a specific Hasbro toy. Reflector was less an army and more of a "three guys in one" gimmick. And the toy wasn't even design
Posted: 14 Days 11 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat, of tI have never seen the original toy, and now that I have hunted down pictures... wow, that is ugly, but like that. I guess they have finally answered the question of whether velociraptors had feathers... they used to, but this one got pluc
Posted: 14 Days 11 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat, of tA light blue that matched the bright blue would have worked, but then you could't do the hand swap thing. I mean the two blues on the Sweep toy just don't work well together. I wouldn't have minded a muted Scourge/Sweep and a bright Sco
Posted: 14 Days 12 Hours ago by: ZobovorThat toy was gorgeous. One of the few non-G1 toys I actually used to put on display. It would have to be a deep, Hasbro toyetic blue. But even that might not look visually different enough. I made a joke on Twitter the other day
Posted: 15 Days 7 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatGiven that my brothers believe conspiracy theories just this side of Q, I don’t think it’s limited to transformers. You should play with them, affirm their beliefs but add something insane.
Posted: 15 Days 7 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatSkyclonus would end up being an homage of Universe 1.0 Skywarp, from the Deluxe BM Jetstorm mold. Mostly black, with the purple as an accent. https://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:TFU03-toy_Skywarp.jpg Perhaps not as busy. Thunderscourge wo
Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatThey look loved. Like animals in casts. Surely when you see a hedgehog with a cast, your heart breaks and you want to take it home, right? I hated that milky white plastic. There are two plastics Hasbro keeps using that I hate, and th
Posted: 15 Days 16 Hours ago by: ZobovorI'll concede the point. By and large, though, I still prefer my robots to look clean. A great many of my G1 toys ended up with battle damage when I was a kid, when the paint chipped so the die-cast metal was visible, the chrome wore
Posted: 15 Days 16 Hours ago by: ZobovorWell, Bombshell is purple with black, and Skywarp is black with purple. Cyclonus is also purple. I don't know that he would look all that different. Same with Thundercracker/Scourge. I'm glad that they're finding ways to redeco the
Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatI would kind of like redecos of Cyclonus and Scourge as the characters that they used to be. Not sure how well that would work out, and even if they have decided who is who… they could be future versions of the characters who have been
Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombathttps://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/netflix-wfc-megatron-with-lionizer-and-pinpointer.1192016/ The four major versions before the Japanese “Deluxe Paint” or whatever version Gray plastic is replaced by gunmetal plastic, with a si
Posted: 16 Days 10 Hours ago by: ZobovorThe head sculpt was great on that toy. But, yes, he needed more damage. I can't readily picture that toy in my mind. I didn't remember the Netflix version being that different from the other versions. I think battle damage just
Posted: 16 Days 11 Hours ago by: ZobovorHere it is if you want to see what I'm talking about: https://youtu.be/Ll4Ep9norOU?t=1089 Zob
Posted: 16 Days 15 Hours ago by: Dave Van DomelenDave's Comicbook Capsules Et Cetera Intermittent Picks and Pans of Comics and Related Media Standard Disclaimers: Please set appropriate followups. Recommendation does not factor in price. Not all books w
Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: ZobovorThere's something really appealing about that dark purple. I think part of it, for me, is nostalgia for the look of the 1986 toy, but it's also just aesthetically much more striking. I had this dream the other night that there were a
Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: Dave Van DomelenAh, never had one, I was going off pictures. I'll amend the review. Dave Van Domelen, working on Deluxe wave 1 now.
Posted: 17 Days 11 Hours ago by: ZobovorI've thought about it, but honestly I think they're beyond convincing. They remind me of folks from ATT in its infancy, when people wanted to believe whatever they wanted to believe, facts and logic be damned. Zob (insert aggressive s
Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: Colin Douglashttps://www.tfcon.ca/transformers-artist-andrew-wildman-to-attend-tfcon-toronto-2022
Posted: 18 Days ago by: Irrellius SpamticonBrentwood St. Louis Target has been sitting on Bulkhead and Silverstreak for weeks now. South STL has the same, and a lot of Arcee as well both in Legacy and Cyberverse
Posted: 18 Days 2 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonI spent a good 15 minutes transforing Masterpiece Dinobot yesterday, and this is messing with my eyes now,it looks like it should be an Authentics in a Family Dollar store, but I know it's so much more complicated in reality. Masterpiece
Posted: 18 Days 10 Hours ago by: ZobovorPeople on the message boards are saying he looks like a plucked chicken. I mean, they were obviously going for the 1996 toy colors. But, the vintage Beast Wars toy never looked so unabashedly naked to me. A little on the pinkish sid
Posted: 18 Days 12 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatThat is terrifying. I would definitely buy it. I have no idea what they were attempting.
Posted: 18 Days 15 Hours ago by: ZobovorMinor pitpick: it wasn't painted grey; it was rubbery grey plastic, made of the same stuff as his belt (and probably gang-molded with Bugly's antennas and Finback's head). Zob (G1 Iguanus is hard to find on eBay unless you deliberately
Posted: 18 Days 15 Hours ago by: ZobovorBehold! https://tformers.com/buzzworthy-bumblebee-legacy-dinobot-toy-colors-leaked-image/45670/news.html Chances are very good this is going to be marketed as Dinoworthy Dinobot and exclusive to Target, as per early store listings.
Posted: 18 Days 17 Hours ago by: TravoltronDo you ever pull rank on these people? Tell them you manage a toy department? (Don't give these loons any specific details beyond that, though.)
Posted: 19 Days 2 Hours ago by: TravoltronI finally spotted a couple at a Target yesterday. Silverstreaks and Kups were plentiful. In fact, they had the Buzzworthy Kups and the old version on the shelf at the same time.
Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatI don’t disagree, I just like him a lot more than you do. (And you like him way more than Zob does) He’s stable and he rolls nice. And he’s a lizard-cycle.
Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatHe looks great. Fixes the “g1 cartoon character was way too boring looking” problem.
Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatThe weapon chunks on the arms are the best thing this toy has going for it. I actually like that. The alt-mode is better than the original, but still not great. The shovel’s crane is too short to actually dig. And he doesn’t look li
Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatHe’s a great toy, whoever he is. He just has the wrong head. I hope someone figures out who this really is and some third party starts making proper heads. Maybe a G1-ified Movieverse Hound? Add weapon racks to the sides (there are the
Posted: 19 Days 11 Hours ago by: Dave Van DomelenDave's Transformers Legacy Rant: Core Class Wave 1 Skywarp (Kingdom Starscream redeco with new weapon) Hot Rod (repackage of Kingdom version) Iguanus (lizardy motorcycle) Permalink: http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/Le
Posted: 19 Days 11 Hours ago by: No One In ParticularI just found Bulkhead and Blaster last weekend in St Louis. Now they've appeared in Carbondale, but I can't exactly call that shelf warming. That said, I really kind of like the Bulkhead toy, but he's not Bulkhead. I haven't decided wh
Posted: 19 Days 16 Hours ago by: ZobovorI honestly don't see Hasbro selling any of these characters. They're just not very well known. They don't have to keep producing Titans endlessly. They've done a bunch of important characters, but it's not like they have to keep the
Posted: 19 Days 16 Hours ago by: ZobovorHoly crap. Don't let Reddit hear you say that. I went there and said something about nobody buying Bulkhead and they tore me apart. Inventing all these ludocrious justifications as to who he's not selling. "They only put out some of
Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: MarshallCybertron Metroplex would have made sense if they gave him a real alt-mode instead of sticking with the clown show the toy originally had. Put that bucket excavator on something that actually looks like a backhoe or excavator loader and I
Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Irrellius SpamticonI would have been more acceptable of this guy as a Titan if it looked like he could do something the previous mold couldn't, and I mean more impressive than his weapon being neutered so it can break in half. I'm fine with the original i
Posted: 20 Days 8 Hours ago by: Joseph BardsleyRodimus_2316, I truly appreciate the years of creativity, effort, and thoughtfulness you put into projects like this - and, how long you've been doing this kind of thing, too. :) I'd totally help, if I had any illustrative talent! Wishi
Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: TravoltronI thought of a few more Titans, but would require new molds. But these characters are admittedly pretty obscure. Majin Zarak: Aircraft carrier that turns into a monster https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Majin_Zarak Violenjiger: Three monster insec
Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: Zobovorhttps://hasbropulse.com/products/transformers-generations-selects-voyager-cyclonus-and-nightstick As you can tell from the hyperlink, he does come with a Targetmaster this time. The color scheme is honestly kind of beautiful. He's sel
Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatHis cape matches the lavender on the Sharkticons. I don’t know why that pleases me so much, since it is an incredibly scene specific figure and there were no Sharkticons present, but it does. And the chair is great.
Posted: 21 Days 14 Hours ago by: ZobovorGlad he's showing up in your neck of the woods. He's honestly not all that different from Earthrise Starscream, but the different hands and extra goodies are kind of cool. It's nice to get accessories direct from Hasbro for a change in
Posted: 21 Days 18 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316https://www.virtualtransformerstv.thetfcog.com/char.html Some are still b&w, and others colorized but blurry. Those who don't look fully done right need to be done that way. If anyone needs the b&w originals from the first The Ark book
Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatI may be way too excited by how well he rolls and that everything pegs together cleanly. He completely exceeded my expectations. It’s a terrible disguise. The only motorcycle we have seen that was a worse disguise is TM Tarantulas.
Posted: 22 Days 11 Hours ago by: ZobovorI will freely admit that I'm definitely letting my desire for a full-on Pretenders revival color my perceptions. But, even as a toy just taken on its own merits, that's an awful motorcycle mode. It's so obviously arms and legs contorte
Posted: 22 Days 12 Hours ago by: Joseph BardsleyFor anyone else in Vancouver, BC: TRU stores seem awash in them. A little pricey ($59.99, plus tax), but, nice to see. Hope everyone's doing well! Joseph
Posted: 22 Days 14 Hours ago by: ZobovorApparently he's showing up at Target stores in Ohio already. Are there even waves any longer? Are there even toy lines? Are there even toys? Zob (am I even a collector?)
Posted: 22 Days 14 Hours ago by: TravoltronI just witnessed this in a Facebook group. Smug little shits "gloating" that G1 fans were "denied". Like we actually think like that. I only think, "Well, that's $200 that I don't have to spend." I called them out as hypocrites because
Posted: 23 Days 9 Hours ago by: Dave Van DomelenDave's Transformers Legacy Rant: Selects DK-2 Guard DK-2 Guard (Earthrise Ironhide redeco) Permalink: http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/Legacy/DK2Guard This one has a simple backstory compared to Buzzworthy Silverstreak. A
Posted: 23 Days 14 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonI'm still seeing these show up pretty regularly in person so I hope people who want him get him, while at the same time I hope we're not about to get flooded with him like we are with the Kup , Silverstreak, and Origins BB right now
Posted: 23 Days 14 Hours ago by: Colin Douglashttps://www.tfcon.ca/transformers-voice-actor-laurie-faso-to-attend-tfcon-toronto-2022
Posted: 23 Days 17 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat, of tI could also see the mold being reused as a not-very-good Slizardo, with a new head sculpt and remolded chest. The transformation would make little sense, and suggest something very bad happened to him after we saw him last, leading to hi
Posted: 23 Days 17 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat, of tLet's see -- gorgeous robot mode. Absolutely beautiful sculpted details with pretty lavish paint operations to bring out all the details. There could be a few more -- the shoulders are missing something, and there is still an overwhelming
Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: ZobovorUgh. That's frustrating. Somebody needs to go back to web design school. Zob (maybe it's astronauts, maybe it's aliens)
Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: ZobovorWell, clearly the BotBots rubber duckie is a must-have for anybody's Kingdom collection. Good old Thunderquacker. (I know that's not really his name.. But that's what I call him.) Looks like people are way ahead of you! https:
Posted: 24 Days 10 Hours ago by: ZobovorHasbro Pulse shipped this package with three toys in it quite a while ago, but they sent it to my old address even after I'd updated my shipping information with them. (I guess they don't typically update the mailing info on outstanding or
Posted: 24 Days 12 Hours ago by: ZobovorThere is SO MUCH COMPLAINING online about the "perpetual G1 snorefest." That's why. But, ultimately, I guess it doesn't matter, because they've already done all the really important large-scale characters. If Cybertron Metroplex is a
Posted: 24 Days 12 Hours ago by: No One In ParticularI fully expect to see that Guardian at some point, even if it a convention exclusive or some such. Brian
Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: TravoltronI don't know why this obscure character was chosen to return, let alone as Titan class. It will not sell well and I hope that will not make Hasbro draw incorrect assumptions that nobody wants Titans. Here's some Titans they could do che
Posted: 24 Days 14 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonI thought at some point I'd find uses for the BotBots but only 2 so far, the pacifier and the rubber ducky can interact with BW Megatron. I know I do not need tin figures At least for The Mandalorian, and Hasbro's Marvel retro, they can
Posted: 24 Days 18 Hours ago by: TravoltronHasbro is either incompetent or sadistic. If you click that link, it says it's in stock. It lets you put it in your cart... Then when you try to check out, it says it's out of stock. It's been like this for at least an hour.
Posted: 24 Days 18 Hours ago by: TravoltronI unironically want that clunky G1 Unicron prototype. Saw it once at a Botcon. (One arm was mistransformed).
Posted: 24 Days 21 Hours ago by: ZobovorThey're not for everybody. I do love wrong-sized versions of things, though, and these are even smaller than my Decoys. Also, they have a lot of potential, even if I don't stick them on a collectibles shelf somewhere. They could be pl
Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: Zobovorhttps://hasbropulse.com/products/transformers-buzzworthy-bumblebee-studio-series-deluxe-class-86-13bb-cliffjumper They've got some other stuff back in stock, too, like Kupworthy Kup and the Amazon-exclusive Golden Disk Jackpot (Stud
Posted: 24 Days 23 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonSo any series come out and even kids under 10 get tired of them fast, we have so many come in we only charge $12 for sets now. I didn't know they finally got to robots after making so many TF vehicles, but I just don't need them, especial
Posted: 25 Days 8 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatHe does look better than the original Cybertron Metroplex, but he wasn’t really much of a character on the show. And I love that his weapon splits apart to become replacement hands for his “work” mode. So, an improvement, but not s
Posted: 25 Days 10 Hours ago by: Joseph BardsleyHa! Me, too, Travoltron. I still have a printed-out version of the TF Encyclopedia (curated by Stanley Lui) in my closet, in fact. :) JB On Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 1:47:24 PM UTC-7, Travoltron wrote:
Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Van DomelenCorrection, it has the Smokescreen chest, not the Prowl/Bluestreak chest. Dave Van Domelen, notes that parts painted black aren't as obviously different....
Posted: 26 Days 10 Hours ago by: Dave Van DomelenDave's Transformers Legacy Rant: Buzzworthy Bumblebee Silverstreak Autobot Silverstreak (Not-Datsun 280Z) Permalink: https://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/Legacy/Silverstreak Target exclusive found in either dedicated cases or
Posted: 26 Days 14 Hours ago by: ZobovorI hope people are excited about him. I know for a long time, people complained about the endless parade of G1 updates, so now we're getting a Titan-class toy that's definitely something different. And, for my personal collection, utter
Posted: 26 Days 14 Hours ago by: ZobovorI originally wasn't super interested in collecting these (where would I put them?) until it occured to me that they would interact rather nicely with all the various city-base toys and/or the Autobot Ark. Also, Walmart had them for $11.72,
Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: Dave Van DomelenDave's Transformers Legacy Rant: Voyager Wave 1 Bulkhead (Army Van) Permalink: http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/Legacy/VBulkhead Ships with a repackaged Blaster. I added the new QR code bio note info at the end of Blaster
Posted: 27 Days 11 Hours ago by: Gustavo WombatWith his powerful weedwacker, and his Scottish accent… this is Groundskeeper Willie. My toy had the same problem with the legs. Some part of me is hoping that Hasbro just trolls us for a few years, including images of Inferno on b
Posted: 27 Days 12 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonSo the pictures we have now his robot mode is so close to his Cybertron form, it seems to mostly be an upscaling, but then he has a different robot mode that is quite different, and then a bucket-wheel excavator mode again that is very fait
Posted: 28 Days 14 Hours ago by: ZobovorIt's very weird to get two Skids toys within two days of each other. It's a veritable Skidslebration! The Masterpiece version of Skids was announced in January 2021, went up for pre-order in April, and was originally supposed to ship in N
Posted: 29 Days 14 Hours ago by: ZobovorThese guys showed up at Walmart today, so I bought 'em. I did not buy the new version of Arcee from Transformers: Prime. The Deluxes ship two characters per box in a case of eight. Interestingly, the toys are in Walmart's computers as TR
Posted: 29 Days 20 Hours ago by: Irrellius SpamticonThere are tons of toys others rant and rave about that look like a folded robot to me, it's weird for me to hear someone else point out that something is a folded robot. I felt the same about Siege Soundwave and everyone else was crazy ab
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