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Dave's TF Legacy Rant: Leader Blitzwing

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Posted: 9 Hours 29 Minutes ago by: Dave Van Domelen

Dave's Transformers Legacy Rant: Leader Wave 2 Blitzwing (Jet/Tank Triplechanger) Permalink: http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/Legacy/LBlitzwing They seem to have broken the habit of having each Leader wave being one new to

Re: TFcon Los Angeles 2023: March 10-12 (thread)

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Posted: 11 Hours 48 Minutes ago by: Colin Douglas

https://www.tfconla.com/transformers-voice-actor-neil-ross-to-attend-tfcon-los-angeles-2023 https://www.tfconla.com/transformers-voice-actor-john-moschitta-jr-to-attend-tfcon-los-angeles-2023

Re: Gustavo mutters about Legacy Armada Starscream (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 7 Minutes ago by: Gustavo Wombat

Starscream had a really interesting character arc in Armada, so he is beloved among Armada fans. The design of the Armada Seeker is also really quite nice, although poorly realized in the original toyline, for reasons I don’t understa

Re: Gustavo mutters about Legacy Armada Starscream (thread)

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Posted: 22 Hours 17 Minutes ago by: Zobovor

I'm not planning to buy this one. I know enough about myself to know that if I did, I would transform him once and then he'd end up at the bottom of my Legacy toy box, and every time my hand brushed against him on the way to get Red Co

Re: Yellowing Legacy epedemic (thread)

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Posted: 22 Hours 54 Minutes ago by: Zobovor

The problem is, it's not every single toy. Some make it out unscathed, and others are awful. But, there's no way to know which type you own until it actually happens to you. I was just rattling off some names off the top of my hea

Re: Yellowing Legacy epedemic (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 7 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat

Why do I suspect that this will be like GPS where every year they have a fix for it and then a short time later the toys are still affected? This is why I prefer my toys to be flammable, if not actually literally on fire. It’s a lot

Re: Yellowing Legacy epedemic (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 15 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Word on the street is that there is a flame-retardant chemical added to the plastic, and it's causing the trouble. Evidently it's not being mixed in properly, or something like that. Hasbro is now aware of the issue and they're taking

Re: Zob's Thoughts on Legacy Deluxe-Class Crankcase, Dead End, and (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Zobovor

He showed up yesterday. I'm honestly not super happy with him. Maybe there's a reason I didn't pre-order him the first time. So, as I've mentioned, Hasbro has freely admitted they have no idea what they're doing with the Pretenders.

Yellowing Legacy epedemic

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

So a ton of new toys are having yellowing issues right out of box. I noticed and saw my Jihaxus's thighs and codpiece area are turning a whitish green, which honestly doesn't look too bad.Others have said SG Soundwave i yellowing 2 days o

Re: Zob's Thoughts on Legacy Deluxe-Class Crankcase, Dead End, and (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Zobovor

It's the inconsistent scale that bothers me most. If all the Siege Battlemasters had been this tiny, it would have been fine. Or, conversely, if Peacemaker had been given this simple Geewuntastic design but he was the same height as t

Re: A couple of neat G1 finds this week (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Don't own one. I generally don't deal in Japanese or European toys, though I did recently get a stripped-down Motorvator Lightspeed for fairly cheap. I might have to upgrade him now. Kind of ironic that you acquired him at the same

Re: Kup Tales: Mushrooms (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Delightfully abstract and surreal ending. Loved it. Zob (happy turkey day!)

Kup Tales: Mushrooms

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat

Kup and Arcee were already at the stream when Hot Rod drove up with Daniel. Hot Rod opened his canopy, and Daniel hopped out and rushed over to see Kup. The old Autobot looked up from a small patch of mushrooms, greeted Daniel, and turned

A couple of neat G1 finds this week

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Posted: 2 Days 11 Hours ago by: Joseph Bardsley

Picked up a couple of cool figures this week at Ages Three And Up Toys here in Vancouver. A reasonably minty Dead End, no accessories, and something especially neat: does anyone else remember Breastforce? Jaguar (or, Jagura) is a neat li

Re: Zob's Thoughts on Legacy Deluxe-Class Crankcase, Dead (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat

The Battlemasters seem better scaled for Voyagers — Deluxes who use them are carrying massive cannons that either would be defying physics or improbably light. (The Targetmasters included with some of the Japanese Titanmaster toys wer

Zob's Thoughts on Legacy Deluxe-Class Crankcase, Dead End, and

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Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Pre-ordered these guys back in August from Hasbro Pulse, and while they were originally projecting a January 2023 ship date, they actually showed up today. Which I'm fine with. I guess I must have forgotten to order Skullgrin, so I punc

Re: TFcon Los Angeles 2023: March 10-12 (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Colin Douglas

https://www.tfconla.com/transformers-voice-actor-michael-bell-to-attend-tfcon-los-angeles-2023

Gustavo mutters about Legacy Armada Starscream

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat, of t

Legacy Armada Starscream borrows a lot of engineering influences from the Thrilling 30 Armada Starscream, arguably more than the original Armada Starscream -- although some of the design comes from there. T30 Starscream was a great toy, on

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat, of t

Nightshade is introduced in the final episode of the first batch that dropped, so there isn't a lot of time for characterization. So, basically all we know about them at this point is their pronouns and that Mo reveals the pronouns. It's

Amazon Has LEGO Optimus Prime for $144

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Posted: 4 Days 16 Hours ago by: Zobovor

https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Optimus-Building-Collectible-Transformers/dp/B09XSZCJWM/ I paid $170 for one at Walmart, but now I guess I'm going to return it and get it from Amazon instead. Zob (not made of money... just protoplasm)

Re: TFcon Los Angeles 2023: March 10-12 (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: Colin Douglas

https://www.tfconla.com/transformers-voice-actor-dan-gilvezan-to-attend-tfcon-los-angeles-2023

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 9 Hours ago by: Joseph Bardsley

Also wasn't going to comment on this - and I still am doing my best not to - but wanted to simply say: I don't think it's ever OK to use "childless" as a pejorative. Many folks choose to remain childfree throughout life for all kinds of

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

"Why isn't the MSM covering this" because the "MSM" let people know that whatever it was, it was an unfounded hoax and moved on to actual news. "The great Replacement" has white guys terrified immigrants and their descendants are comin

Re: 3D printed magic (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 13 Hours ago by: Zobovor

I love the Powermaster Optimus head sculpt on this one! He was actually in the UK comic book, as I recall. His name was like Octus or something. I'm a little surprised Hasbro never did this during the John Warden era. But, the Ha

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat, of t

On the subject of indocrination, you really have to marvel at the toxic shit people like Travoltron consume that make them so full of hate. It's not just lies, it's well crafted lies with a number of entry points into the entire ecosyst

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 10 Hours ago by: Zobovor

The shows that I grew up on taught messages about how people of different colors can live together in harmony, and how women can make just as much of a contribution to society as men, and how you should try to become so insanely rich tha

Re: 3D printed magic (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 10 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

I saw the Turtle Van Transformer a few years ago and had to go find it again. I found an improved one though. https://www.reddit.com/r/TMNT/comments/ui5lq3/this_is_a_new_project_that_i_am_working_on_some/ Then we have the Dalek Transfor

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 14 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

These stories are horseshit. Far right extremist sites keep making up stories, and their only "source" is another site owned by the same company. In reality, trans people are sent to the prisons of their birth gender and end up murdered p

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 14 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat, of t

You're very silly. And know nothing of biology. Many mediocre white men are very upset that being mediocre and white is no longer enough. I expect that this is what is happening to you. Have you considered moving to Idaho? You might be

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 14 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat, of t

So, when people are worried about their children being confused, they are worried about a momentary thing? Jesus Fucking Christ. I do hope your child has somehow recovered from this calamity, I recommend you laminate the little beast be

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: Travoltron

Wasn't going to comment on this, but what the hell. Don't like to see childless weirdos criticizing Zob's good parenting. Hasbro has gone off the deep end, putting employees' pronouns onscreen in their livestreams like idiots. On 11/18

Zob's Thoughts on Legacy Leader-Class Transmetal II Megatron (Dragon)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Zobovor

When Hasbro made the change from regular-looking organic Beast Wars toys to the Transmetals, metallic-looking animals who turned into organic-styled robots, they referred to it as "Beast Wars inside-out." Then they took it a step further,

Zob's Thoughts on Legacy Voyager-Class Predacon Inferno

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Zobovor

In a rare showing from Hasbro Pulse, I got this toy delivered to my doorstep and still have yet to see it anywhere at retail. I'm surprised, but pleased! The great updates to the main cast of Beast Wars continue to impress, and we're at a

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Well, as I said, I haven't seen the episode. All I really know about it is the things people are screaming about it on Twitter. But the controversy kind of makes me want to stay away from the show altogether, honestly. Like, I wasn't

Re: 3D printed magic (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Really strongly captures the Derrick J. Wyatt aesthetic. I've seen this, or another attempt similar to it. I think there may have been several. I wonder how authentic this is to the existing prototype? In terms of the transformat

Dave's TF Studio Series Rant: Voyager Junkheap

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Posted: 7 Days 10 Hours ago by: Dave Van Domelen

Dave's Transformers Studio Series Rant: Voyager Wave 16 #86-14 Junkheap (Wreck-Gar retool) Permalink: http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/Studio/VJunkheap Just this for the wave, Studio Series Voyager waves are often just a s

3D printed magic

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Posted: 7 Days 10 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

Everyone at work has been telling me I should buy a 3D printer. They're cheap, I'd get the employee discount, there's tons of stuff! But I'd print a ton of stuff over a few months and then stop. This guy looks wonderful though. Animated

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: Joseph Bardsley

Just wanted to thank you for this brave and thoughtful response, Gustavo. (And I love that you used Starship Troopers as a metric, too). It's always good to connect with other queer TF fans. It's amazing, truly, how much the world has c

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 12 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

I don't get why there is such a rage over trying to be inclusive. I don't get why people are so enraged about what they declare "woke" but woke is just aware of social change. I don't get why people fear and hate an awareness of a changin

Re: Does anyone have "H27W CONQUEST AND H28 OCTAVIAN SET OF 2 FIGURES (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 13 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316

Just got it off ShowZStore for $72.99. Also found something I've been DYING to get: a MP-like BW Transmetal Rattrap! https://showzstore.com/transart-bwm-07-transmetal-rattrap_p3852.html Will have to wait until I have more money to get

Re: (OT) Cool toyline you passed on, and why? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Zobovor

I tend to think the big robot was just superficially designed to look like Maxx Steele to capitalize off whatever popularity Robo Force had. I mean, except for the robot head design, the big one doesn't really strongly resemble the Maxx

Re: (OT) Cool toyline you passed on, and why? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Travoltron

The other one I coveted was the real Maxx Steele robot. http://www.theoldrobots.com/maxx.html I never really understood if the Robo Force toy line was created to sell the big robot or vice-versa. http://www.theoldrobots.com/maxxacc.html T

Re: (OT) Cool toyline you passed on, and why? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: Zobovor

I had a few of those. Dingbot and Hootbot and Flipbot, which were arguably novelty toys. I also had Verbot, which you could actually program in limited ways. It had eight buttons, each one corresponding to a specific action (stop, go

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Going to disagree there. When my son was five, a female teenager in my family decided that she wanted to identify as male. She didn't actually come out and say, "hey, this is my preferred pronoun," but she would start getting angry and

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Travoltron

Wouldn't be a Willis comic without a strawman, I guess.

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Dave Van Domelen

https://www.tumblr.com/itswalky/701001444349902848/shortpacked-victory Dave Van Domelen, got nothing to add.

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat

Do you know who has the least problem with they/them pronoun people? Kids. They just get it. The gender binary turns out to be the indoctrination. Go figure. They also don’t get bothered or confused by trans folk, queer folk, etc. The

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Zobovor

All I really know about it is from the Twitter conversations. Apparently they're introducing characters with preferred "they/them" pronouns, so we can add Transformers to the pile of woke children's programming like Blue's Clues and Mupp

Transformers Earthspark Episode 1 limited spoilers

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Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

Ok, warnings done Well episode 1 was a 1 hour special with a lot of commercials on Paramount Plus. So it's aimed at the same audience as the RiD2015 series, young adults but slightly serious plot line. Starts out with a short battle bet

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Van Domelen

I've watched the opening two-parter, but that's as far as I've gotten so far, as I still hadn't finished Dragon Prince S4 when Earthspark dropped (I am not a binge watcher and would have preferred Earthspark be a weekly like Lower Deck

Re: Anyone watching Earthspark? (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

The G1 flashbacks in the first episode were fantastic. Now I want an entire series of newly animated sequences homaging the G1 style. Transformers Devastation, but better. The show itself...I know I'm not in the target audience. It's for

Anyone watching Earthspark?

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Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat

It is possibly a continuation of G1 — the history of the Cybertronian war is done in G1 style, and deviations from what we saw may be the effect of an unreliable narrator, who is also a huge Bumblebee fanboy. Some characters have a more f

Re: (OT) Cool toyline you passed on, and why? (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: Travoltron

I can't believe I forgot this. the TOMY Robots. http://www.theoldrobots.com/tomybot.html They were "real" robots. They were VERY cool. They were also VERY expensive. The centerpiece of the line was the Omnibot 2000. It was $600 in 1980s

Re: Rise of the Beast Airrazor (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat

It looks pretty great to me. I’d rather the Movieverse completely reinvent Beast Wars with new characters and alt-modes*, but if they are going for mostly a rehash, it’s really good. *: I want to be dazzled and surprised. And honest

Zob's Thoughts on Studio Series '86 Voyager-Class Ironhide

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Posted: 9 Days 14 Hours ago by: Zobovor

So, it's no secret that Ironhide's cartoon design took huge creative liberties compared to his G1 toy (as well as Ratchet, of course). There have been various attempts at producing an Ironhide that a) changes from van to robot without spli

Comics Reading Club: Zob's Thoughts on Marvel Comics THE HEADMASTERS #1

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Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: Zobovor

THE HEADMASTERS #1 was printed on March 31, 1987, with a pull date of July 1987.  The issue is entitled "Ring of Hate!"  It was on newsstands approximately at the same time as TRANSFORMERS #29.  Bob Budiansky wrote this issue, with Frank

Comics Reading Club: Zob's Thoughts on Marvel Comics THE TRANSFORMERS #29

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Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: Zobovor

I was all set to post this yesterday, but I came home from work to find that somebody had ripped my mailbox off its post. Probably the delinquent kids across the street. So, I spent the afternoon rebuilding it. But, I reinforced that suc

Dave's TF Legacy Rant: Minerva

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Posted: 11 Days 11 Hours ago by: Dave Van Domelen

Dave's Transformers Legacy Rant: Walgreens Exclusive 2022 Minerva (retool of Elita-1) Permalink: http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/Legacy/Minerva So, Minerva holds a special place in my fannish heart. Back in the early to

Re: Does anyone have "H27W CONQUEST AND H28 OCTAVIAN SET OF 2 FIGURES (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 15 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

Let us know what you think of the figure when it arrives!

Dave's TF Studio Series Rant: Core wave 4

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Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: Dave Van Domelen

Dave's Transformers Studio Series Ran: Core Wave 4 Laserbeack (pink Bumblebee) Decepticon Rumble (Blue) (cassette tape) Permalink: http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/Studio/Core4 So, Laserbeak is a predeco of Core Bumbl

Re: Christmas Optimus Prime, Because Why The Hell Not (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: Travoltron

Actually, after thinking about it more, I'd prefer this to be a separate character. Christmas Convoy or something. Make him the Santa Claus of the Transformers Universe.

Re: Zob's Thoughts on Legacy Leader-Class RiD Scourge (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: Travoltron

I initially thought this toy looked OK, but the more I looked at him, the more he bugged me. This is the first time in many years that I had to bring out the paints to fix Hasbro's mistakes. But it's going to be so much work. I have no

Need help with new VS4 intro video

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Posted: 12 Days 14 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316

http://virtualtransformerstv.thetfcog.com/videos/G1TFvs4introNEW.mp4 1) The videos and music soundtrack are there. Just need help adding the sound effects. Zob, I'm sorry to ask, as I know you said you were busy, but could you please hel

Re: Dave's TF Studio Series Rant: Deluxe Wave 17 (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 15 Hours ago by: Zobovor

I'm going to gently challenge this statement, since I don't remember Arcee ever having yellow headlights. Come to think of it, I'm not even sure where the headlights would be on her design. (Maybe in the same place as Scourge's cockpit

Re: Does anyone have "H27W CONQUEST AND H28 OCTAVIAN SET OF 2 FIGURES (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316

I contacted ShowZ. I they helped me setup an account. Thanks, though. :) - Rodimus_2316

Dave's TF Studio Series Rant: Deluxe Wave 17

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Posted: 13 Days 11 Hours ago by: Dave Van Domelen

Dave's TF Studio Series Rant: Deluxe Wave 17 #88 Sideways (sports car) #86-16 Arcee (extensive retool of Thrilling 30 Arcee) Permalink: http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/Studio/Deluxe17 So, Sideways is a new mold for a

Re: Does anyone have "H27W CONQUEST AND H28 OCTAVIAN SET OF 2 FIGURES (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 13 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

Sorry man, no idea. I think they have a rep that posts on TFW2005 - maybe try posting over there in their Showzstore thread.

Re: Does anyone have "H27W CONQUEST AND H28 OCTAVIAN SET OF 2 FIGURES (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 10 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316

Having problems setting up an account with ShowZstore.com. Confirmation email won't reach my email account. Please help. - Rodimus_2316

Re: Christmas Optimus Prime, Because Why The Hell Not (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 11 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Combat Hero Prime, perhaps with a different trailer component, seems like the obvious move. The only thing I dislike is that the head sculpt doesn't seem Microman-ish enough. It's basically cartoon Perceptor cosplaying as somebody w

Re: Rise of the Beast Airrazor (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 10 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

By Bayformer standards, it's a beaut. By BW standards, it looks fine. And apparently, Airazor is going to be voiced by Michelle Yeoh, which is an interesting choice - conjures up the image of an authoritative elder as opposed to a wet-b

Re: [Essay] In defense of Raksha.

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Posted: 15 Days 10 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

Thanks for the update Joseph! I remember some of her fanfics from back in the day - great stuff. Glad she seems to be doing well otherwise. It's always interesting to see how some formerly hardcore/integral fans have moved on, while othe

Re: Does anyone have "H27W CONQUEST AND H28 OCTAVIAN SET OF 2 FIGURES (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 10 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

Sure looks like it. ShowZ seems to have dropped the price to $73 - not a bad deal. This is the month for discounts, with 11.11 and Black Friday.

Re: Christmas Optimus Prime, Because Why The Hell Not (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 10 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat

His candy cane truck schlong is certainly interesting. I expect the mold will be used for something else, and then I might pick it up. I really wish it came in Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza variations. I would pick up one of each the

Re: Does anyone have "H27W CONQUEST AND H28 OCTAVIAN SET OF 2 FIGURES (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316

Thanks for your help. I searched those 3 sites, and found the figure (I think) on just two of them: https://www.tfsafari.com/products/na-newage-h27w-h-27w-conquest-h28-h-28-octavian-new-age?variant@051235684465 https://showzstore.com/ne

Zob's Thoughts on the Beast Wars Cybershark Reissue

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Posted: 16 Days 15 Hours ago by: Zobovor

I haven't been actively seeking these toys out (I didn't get Wolfang, didn't get Terrorsaur, and I don't really have a use for another Retrax) but I've been getting a few of them when they go on clearance or whatnot. Cybershark was kicked

Re: Rise of the Beast Airrazor (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 16 Hours ago by: Zobovor

It's not awful-looking. Zob (it's not great-looking, either, if we're being honest)

Re: Christmas Optimus Prime, Because Why The Hell Not (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

There is wild speculation he could be a Massive Motormaster Retool, but I don't have Motormaster to compare. Of all the holiday things I guess this is the most ambitious, over the all brown Clone trooper, the white and red protocol droid

Rise of the Beast Airrazor

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Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

In terms of being loyal to the original Beast Wars, Bleck. In terms of being a new transforming design with 2 seemingly good modes, it pulls that off pretty well. https://www.facebook.com/SonicBomberCore/posts/pfbid02yRxoUea3soeXjKyattX

Re: [Essay] In defense of Raksha.

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Posted: 17 Days 9 Hours ago by: Joseph Bardsley

My understanding is that Raksha's care and affection for the original characters, stories, and mythology hasn't wavered. She still references many of them on Facebook these days. However, it was the state of the fandom circa the late 200

Re: Christmas Optimus Prime, Because Why The Hell Not (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: Travoltron

This toy is totally stupid and unnecessary. Naturally, I preordered it. I'm going to justify it as a Christmas decoration. I'll put it out on display every December.

Christmas Optimus Prime, Because Why The Hell Not

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Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: Zobovor

https://hasbropulse.com/products/transformers-generations-holiday-optimus-prime Interestingly, it's a new mold, not just a redeco of some other Prime we've gotten previously. (Well, mostly new. The trailer is recycled from Earthri

Re: Now voter ID laws discriminate against trannies

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Posted: 18 Days 2 Hours ago by: Scout

"J D Young" <jdyoung2@ymail.com> wrote in message news:tkcd0h$oc8$2@toxic.dizum.net... Heck.. liberal women should be raising a fuss over their 'gender appropriation' I mean how dare they pretend to be something they're not.

Re: Now voter ID laws discriminate against trannies

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Posted: 18 Days 13 Hours ago by: J D Young

On 07 Nov 2022, bigdog <geowright1963@gmail.com> posted some news:004bd85d-0d3c-425c-ae67-dcb34e1baa8en@googlegroups.com: Trannies should be charged with identity theft just like any other criminals.

Re: Zob's Thoughts on the Legacy "A Hero is Born" 2-Pack (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 15 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Oh, okay. Well, I know that almost every toy now is designed with an alternate head sculpt, right out of the gate. So, they probably designed Kup with a possible Orion Pax redeco in mind, and they just gated off the Kup head and poured

Re: [Essay] In defense of Raksha.

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Posted: 18 Days 16 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat

I barely remember her, but my impression was that Transformers wasn’t making her happy. She hated everything new, had her own little space where she thought the Decepticons were the good guys, still hated everything new… Why would som

My long-overdue thoughts on IDW Publishing's "Transformers:

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Posted: 18 Days 16 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316

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My long-overdue thoughts on IDW Publisihing's "Transformers:

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My long-overdue thoughts on 2016's "Transformers: Deviations" book

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Posted: 18 Days 16 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316

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Re: [Essay] In defense of Raksha.

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Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

Fascinating. I wonder why she left the fandom? It’s been enough time that hopefully all personal animosities and feuds have been long forgotten or laid to rest. It would be interesting to have her perspective on the developments in the

Re: Zob's Thoughts on the Legacy "A Hero is Born" 2-Pack (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 7 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat

No, I just mean that they have removed all other parts that were on the clear mold. The windshield is gone. The original light piping for the eyes is gone. They could have just not run the clear plastic at all. No need for the juice bo

Re: RIP Danny Bulanadi (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 11 Hours ago by: Joseph Bardsley

Sad news, indeed - but quite an impressive and versatile career, nonetheless. Thanks a lot for posting this, Codigo. JB

Zob's Thoughts on Legacy Velocitron Deluxe-Class Crasher and G2 Drag Strip

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Posted: 19 Days 19 Hours ago by: Zobovor

These toys are supposedly part of a second batch of Walmart-exclusive Velocitron toys, but the company ordered very, very heavy on the first batch (seriously, my store has like twenty of them now, and all the Cosmos toys were picked through

Re: Super7 Transformers Ultimates Wave 2: Images and Pre-Order (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 20 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

Thanks! Glad to hear the plastic quality is good; I might take the plunge if there are any decent sales to be had this holiday season. I was super interested in Bludgeon, but with a Legacy version on the way, I'm less certain that I need

RIP Danny Bulanadi

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Posted: 19 Days 20 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

His name was always familiar to me from the Season 3 end credits, just read that he passed away recently. https://www.newsfromme.com/2022/11/04/danny-bulanadi-r-i-p/ "Sorry to hear of the passing of Danny Bulanadi, a fine comic book illu

Re: Zob's Thoughts on the Legacy "A Hero is Born" 2-Pack (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: Zobovor

I'm sure they just threw in the gun because it was already part of the mold, and it makes less sense to gate off the part and include no accessories for the toy just out of fidelity to the character. Maybe it's a welding gun, or a diagn

Re: Zob's Thoughts on the Legacy "A Hero is Born" 2-Pack (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 9 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat

I would have liked a remold to put the gun in the center of the vehicle, rather than on the side of his shell as that still looks dumb. It would have meant a nub on one wing, in all likelihood, which might not be a great price to pay for

Re: Dave's TF Legacy Rant: Core Shockwave (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 9 Hours ago by: Dave Van Domelen

Yeesh, second time in a row I forgot to write the Capsule before posting. Shockwave: A nice size-reduced Siege Shockwave with a few twists of its own and a somewhat awkward weapon. Recommended.

Dave's TF Legacy Rant: Core Shockwave

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Posted: 20 Days 10 Hours ago by: Dave Van Domelen

Dave's Transformers Legacy Rant: Core Class Wave 2 Shockwave (Cybertronian spacecraft) G2 Universe Megatron (Kingdom Core Megatron redeco) Optimus Prime (Kingdom repackage, not reviewed) Permalink: http://www.eyrie.org

Zob's Thoughts on TakaraTomy Encore "Reissue" Sunstorm

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Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: Zobovor

There was a time when I was utterly fascinated with the background characters of the G1 cartoon series. As a kid, I had dismissed them mostly as animation mistakes. After all, the cartoon was made to promote a toy line, and therefore if t

Re: [Essay] In defense of Raksha.

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Posted: 20 Days 21 Hours ago by: Dave Van Domelen

The weird thing is that I lived in Columbus and regularly spent time in person with Raksha, but I never met Skyflight, who also lived in Columbus at the time. I may have actually found out he was a Columbus resident when news of his

Zob's Thoughts on Walgreens-Exclusive Deluxe-Class Minerva

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Posted: 21 Days 10 Hours ago by: Zobovor

It seems like the redeco toys can be mostly divided into two categories. One is the obvious redeco that makes total sense for the character, especially if there's a heritage precedent (e.g. reselling a Prowl toy as Bluestreak). The other

Re: Zob's Thoughts on the Legacy "A Hero is Born" 2-Pack (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: Zobovor

The orb things are actually canon. You can totally see them in Alpha Trion's lab in the cartoon. I usually don't take note of backgrounds (I have a terrible blind spot for them) but I do recall him reaching for one and zapping the Dece

Re: Beast Wars actors appearance at Washington State Toy Show this weekend (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: Joseph Bardsley

Very cool, indeed! Thanks for sharing this news. Debating if I can manage the drive down from Vancouver... JB

Re: [Essay] In defense of Raksha.

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Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: Joseph Bardsley

Very wise words, Codigo - and, all too true. I agree that the mid-90s were an intense era in the fandom's history that is almost impossible for someone who wasn't there - or at least of an age that can understand what life was like a ge

Re: Super7 Transformers Ultimates Wave 2: Images and Pre-Order (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: Zobovor

The high points of the Super7 Ultimates are that they're large, they don't skimp on paint operations, and they're mostly hard ABS plastic instead of feeling soft and rubbery (though some parts like Prime's head are indeed PVC). The do

Re: [Essay] In defense of Raksha.

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Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: Zobovor

I must be some kind of idiot, because I remember posts by The_Great_Cornholio, but for some reason I never made the connection that he was Skyflight. With that said, it took ATT a long time to figure out the difference between arguing t

Re: Super7 Transformers Ultimates Wave 3 Up for Pre-Order (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Ghost Starscream was wave one, and non-dead Starscream will be part of wave four. Zob (is it ever *really* too early to decorate for Christmas? No. No, it is not)

Re: Super7 Transformers Ultimates Wave 3 Up for Pre-Order (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

I could have sworn I saw Starscream and Bombshell at a toy show and I thought those were wave 4...

Re: [Essay] In defense of Raksha.

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

This thread is a great reminder of the days when Transformers sparked great discussions beyond "have you seen the latest toy?" As Robert Powers once wrote: "I'm not complaining about all the stuff we're getting. I think it's fantastic;

Re: Does anyone have "H27W CONQUEST AND H28 OCTAVIAN SET OF 2 FIGURES (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

Also, I'm floored that TFSource is charging $130 for a figure that other retailers are selling for $78.

Re: Super7 Transformers Ultimates Wave 2: Images and Pre-Order (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

How's the quality on the Super7 figures you have so far? I'm interested, but I feel a bit burned by the R.E.D. line, which seems soft and far less robust than their WfC equivalents. Do these feel more premium than WfC, equivalent to R.E.D

Re: Beast Wars actors appearance at Washington State Toy Show this weekend (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

Very cool! I still think the powers that be made a mistake not hiring them for the live action movie, but then again, depending on how it turns out, that may be for the best.

Re: Zob's Thoughts on the Legacy "A Hero is Born" 2-Pack (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 3 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

OK, that made me laugh.

Re: Does anyone have "H27W CONQUEST AND H28 OCTAVIAN SET OF 2 FIGURES (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 3 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

https://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/newage-h27w-conquest-h28-octavian-armored-ultra-magnus.1199879/ Folks seem to like it. I don't collect Legends or I'd spring for one of these myself. Hopefully MFT will upscale it...

Re: Zob's Thoughts on the Legacy "A Hero is Born" 2-Pack (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 8 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat

I haven’t opened mine yet, but he also arrived today. I’ve been busy. There was a Botcon version based on Cybertron Vector Prime that always looked lovely, and also the Power of the Primes version with the Landmine Pretender shell.

Re: [Essay] In defense of Raksha.

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Posted: 22 Days 9 Hours ago by: John Merritt

Hello fellow Transformers fan from G1, Beast Wars, Cybertron Headmaster, and to the 2007-2018 live Movies. I want to know if this tread still lives and how your views on the Decepticons and Autobots evolved. Transformers is a series that is

Re: Beast Wars actors appearance at Washington State Toy Show this weekend (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 14 Hours ago by: Evil King Macrocrani

And coincidentally, Steve Blum is going to be doing a mall appearance up the road in Auburn on Saturday. So a good weekend for modern era Transformer voice actors in the Pacific Northwest. https://www.facebook.com/unlockthecon/posts/556079

Re: Zob's Thoughts on the Legacy "A Hero is Born" 2-Pack (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 14 Hours ago by: Evil King Macrocrani

It's kind of neat how the box illustration is composed similar to Optimus' death scene from the movie. Orion is lying on a table and Alpha Trion looms over him like Ultra Magnus did over the dying Prime. But those weird orb shaped instru

Beast Wars actors appearance at Washington State Toy Show this weekend

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Posted: 22 Days 14 Hours ago by: Evil King Macrocrani

Hey all you Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia area guys. There's another toy show this weekend in Puyallup but it's notable because the guests include David Kaye, Gary Chalk, and Ian James Corlett. I didn't even know it was happening until like three

Re: Does anyone have "H27W CONQUEST AND H28 OCTAVIAN SET OF 2 FIGURES (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316

Thanks, but I was also wondering if anyone had that toy, and had thoughts on how it is. - Rodimus_2316

Re: Does anyone have "H27W CONQUEST AND H28 OCTAVIAN SET OF 2 FIGURES (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 17 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

https://showzstore.com/newage-h27w-conquest-h28-octavian-ultra-magnus_p2476.html TFW2005 has countless stories of customers having their credit card information compromised by TFSource, and it's apparently happened multiple times over a

Does anyone have "H27W CONQUEST AND H28 OCTAVIAN SET OF 2 FIGURES |

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Posted: 22 Days 18 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316

https://tfsource.com/3rd-party-figures/h27w-conquest-and-h28-octavian-set-of-2-figures-newage-the-legendary-heroes/ Please LMK your thoughts. - Rodimus_2316

Zob's Thoughts on the Legacy "A Hero is Born" 2-Pack

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Posted: 23 Days 14 Hours ago by: Zobovor

I have a *lot* of toys in transit at the moment, and every time I come up I keep thinking I'm just going to be inundated with packages. So far, it hasn't happened yet. But I did get this set today, which I was very happy about. This is t

Re: Super7 Transformers Ultimates Wave 3 Up for Pre-Order (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 16 Hours ago by: Zobovor

And of course by March 2023, we really mean July 2023. Until they change it again. Zob (and again, and again, and...)

Re: Super7 Transformers Ultimates Wave 2: Images and Pre-Order (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 16 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Due to additional production delays, now they're saying February 2023. Way to keep moving those goalposts, Super7! Zob (at this point, I'll die of old age before I get to actually hold these in my hands)

Zob's Thoughts on Shattered Glass Decepticon Slicer and Exo-Suit

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Posted: 24 Days 16 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Hasbro cancelled the Transformers toy line in 1990 due to sluggish sales, but the toy line continued in Europe. In 1991, new Action Masters were produced that were never available stateside, including Slicer, a Decepticon character who wa

Re: Comics Reading Club: Zob's Thought on Marvel Comics THE (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 12 Hours ago by: Joseph Bardsley

Agreed. And there was something so specific about its time and place for G2 (and, for that matter, G1). Not sure if the same can be said for the other series. JB

Re: In the G1 cartoon, is it possible the Decepticons learned, at (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 12 Hours ago by: Joseph Bardsley

Really enjoying this thread, for what it's worth. :) JB

Re: Beast Wars engineering problem (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 12 Hours ago by: Joseph Bardsley

The built-in structural flaws of BW TM and TM2 Megatron feel like one of the biggest letdowns in TF toy history. Both great designs, and an iconic character (for better or for worse): it's a pity that there's basically no point in even so

Dave's TF Legacy Rant: Voyager Jhiaxus

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Posted: 25 Days 14 Hours ago by: Dave Van Domelen

Dave's Transformers Legacy Rant: Voyager Wave 2 Jhiaxus (Cybertronian Jet) Permalink: http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/Legacy/VJhiaxus Jhiaxus was introduced in the Generation 2 comic as the leader of a retconned-in factio

Re: Hasbro 1027 Livestream Event Reveals: Deathsaurus! (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 17 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat

Again, I’m going to stick with “that’s a Hasbro problem”. It’s a hard problem, to be sure. But, do those improve the play pattern, or are they just something different bolted on? The comics were part 3 of a 8 part story tha

Re: Beast Wars engineering problem (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 17 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Not sure on that one. The plastic is over 20 years old at this point, so it's likely gotten brittle. I guess the toy is already broken, so even if you ruin it trying to get it apart, it's not a complete loss. Zob (debating whether

Re: Hasbro 1027 Livestream Event Reveals: Deathsaurus! (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 17 Hours ago by: Zobovor

No, of course not. But I was responding to the idea that consumers think that Hasbro is deliberately fleecing consumers by raising prices just to make an extra buck. I can certainly see how people might arrive at that conclusion, if th

Re: Hasbro 1027 Livestream Event Reveals: Deathsaurus! (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat

Counter argument: I shouldn’t have to care about the details of the toy business. I don’t mean that to be dismissive, or as a “screw you” for everything that comes after, but very simply as a consumer, I only care whether a prod

Re: Hasbro 1027 Livestream Event Reveals: Deathsaurus! (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 15 Hours ago by: Zobovor

My suspicion is that most consumers aren't very knowledgeable about the shipping and distribution problems that have plagued the sales industry. All they really know is that stores ran out of toilet paper in 2020. But, the cost of do

Re: Hasbro 1027 Livestream Event Reveals: Deathsaurus! (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 18 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

"Supposed" in quotes makes the fans sound entitled and spoiled. And while some of them certainly are - in many cases, I suspect it's less about a 5 or 10 dollar increase that nearly all of us can afford, and more about the nagging feelin

Re: Hasbro 1027 Livestream Event Reveals: Deathsaurus! (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 18 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

Very cool. Plus there are already a couple of third party takes on Deathsaurus, for around the same price as the Haslab. We are truly living in a golden age of product. I was looking at Legacy Galvatron and thinking how our minds would ha

Re: Dave's Transformers "Cyberverse" Rant: Smash Changer Optimus Prime (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 12 Hours ago by: Dave Van Domelen

Oops, posted before writing the Capsule. "It's a brick with a disappointing and unreliable gimmick. Avoid." Dave Van Domelen, was kinda in a hurry to be done with this one.

Dave's Transformers "Cyberverse" Rant: Smash Changer Optimus Prime

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Posted: 27 Days 12 Hours ago by: Dave Van Domelen

Dave's Transformers Cyberverse Rant: Smash Changer Optimus Prime Optimus Prime (armored truck) Permalink: http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/Cyberverser/SmashOptimus This is a bit of an oddball toy, it was originally announc

Re: Beast Wars engineering problem (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 15 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

The hip seems to be glued together, as it does not want to open up, but I don't want to shatter it trying to separate it. There is absolutely no extra plastic around the pin, it's in a ridiculously thin place in the groin area. The Le

Re: Comics Reading Club: Zob's Thought on Marvel Comics THE (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 21 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Budiansky got a really bad rap as the lesser, inferior writer on the book as compared to Simon Furman. The more I dive into the Budiansky stories, the more I've come to appreciate them. Furman had a completely different writing approa

Re: Toys that didn't need to be made, so I bought them. (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Yeah, they were kind of pointless. There are really cool redeco ideas when somebody at Hasbro goes, "You know what we could totally do? We could turn Wheeljack into Slicer, and we could turn Fasttrack into the Exo-Suit vehicle for him

Re: Why are companies that try to recycle molds always making new accessories? (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: Zobovor

I actually get confused about the G2 missiles sometimes. For some reason I can never remember whether it was Sideswipe or Jazz who had the blue launcher with the green missiles, and which one had the green launcher with blue missiles.

Re: Beast Wars engineering problem (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 23 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Ugh, are you really going to make me dig out my box of Beast Wars toys? Oh, wait. I forgot. I live in a house now. I don't have everything shoved into the triangle-shaped storage room under the stairs at the condo. Everything is rea

Re: Legacy Minerva, Shadowstrip, GoBot Crasher on Hasbro Pulse (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 23 Hours ago by: Zobovor

It's hard to say. Something tells me Hasbro isn't married to the idea of selling all of them at Walmart just because G2 Drag Strip is an exclusive. But, who knows? Obviously, it makes sense to keep the team together. But, it's also s

Re: Legacy Minerva, Shadowstrip, GoBot Crasher on Hasbro Pulse (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 10 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

I want to know what outlet the rest of the G2 Menasor will come out to

Beast Wars engineering problem

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Posted: 28 Days 14 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

So we went out and found a Transmettal 2 Megatron with a broken right leg, and a Transmetal 2 Megatron with a broken left leg, but we can't figure out how to safely disconnect his legs to put both good legs on the same toy. I either have to

Re: In the G1 cartoon, is it possible the Decepticons learned, at (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 14 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

Well, I was being flippant. The Rebirth 3-parter is one of my favorite episodes of the entire show. Except for the tag with Galvatron and Zarak bickering like a sitcom couple, it lent a nice sense of finality to the series. Optimus and t

Re: Zob's Thoughts on Studio Series Leader-Class Sludge (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 14 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

The toes are closer in to the body, so they don't stick out nearly as far. For the eyes you're just going to need micro drones hovering above his head..

Re: Why are companies that try to recycle molds always making new accessories? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 14 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

While I think individualized weapons add personality to a character (and in some cases are essential, as with Optimus Prime's rifle), for the most part, I'd be happy with generic blasters handed out to every character. The Titans Returns

Toys that didn't need to be made, so I bought them.

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Posted: 28 Days 14 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

So someone sold us a 30 ish bot collection. It included such gems as Kingdom Pipes, Kingdom Huffer, Selects Hubcap, Earthrise Cliffumper, and others So of course from that collection I had to get Creatures Collide Ransack and Goldbug, as

Re: In the G1 cartoon, is it possible the Decepticons learned, at (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 15 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Because they don't have ready access to Vector Sigma any longer. Speaking of which... As a supercomputer, I think Vector Sigma was capable of crunching Big Data and calculating all the many variables that lesser beings like the Transf

Why are companies that try to recycle molds always making new accessories?

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Posted: 28 Days 15 Hours ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

This is mostly about missiles to me. Why did every robot in G1 have it's own missiles, but at the same time they'd re-color and reuse molds in both the Diaclone, Microman, and Transformers lines? Then it'd keep going an going, through G2 an

Re: In the G1 cartoon, is it possible the Decepticons learned, at (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 15 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

And it's not necessarily the best argument for them being creators of the Transformers. If these are the actual Quints who created the original Bots and Cons, then why, with all the tech at their disposal (Nightmare Planet, world-ending

Re: Question about: Transformers Studio Series 86-12 Leader The (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 16 Hours ago by: Codigo Postal

I'll second that. I was set to pass on Coronation Starscream, but he's absolutely worth the asking price (and he's frequently on discount, especially on Amazon. There's a new copy for $33 including shipping at the moment). The throne alon

Re: Questions for Zobovor for Inhumanoids show/toy info (somewhat OFF-TOPIC) (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 16 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316

Thanks anyway. :) - Rodimus_2316

Re: Questions for Zobovor for Inhumanoids show/toy info (somewhat OFF-TOPIC) (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 17 Hours ago by: Zobovor

That's way out of my field of expertise. I have absolutely no idea. Sorry! Zob (knows a lot about 80's toy lines, but not much about that one)

Re: Hasbro 1027 Livestream Event Reveals: Deathsaurus! (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 17 Hours ago by: Zobovor

I guess a link would have been helpful, but I don't do things like that: https://hasbropulse.com/products/transformers-generations-haslab-deathsaurus At this point he's at 4555 backers, nearly half what they need to go into produc

Questions for Zobovor for Inhumanoids show/toy info (somewhat OFF-TOPIC)

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Posted: 28 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316

I'd like to ask you a question about something you told me you also liked that's also part of G1/GI Joe cartoon continuity: Inhumanoids. Did any of the released toys not make it to the show? And the four comics of it from Marvel's "Star C

Re: Legacy Minerva, Shadowstrip, GoBot Crasher on Hasbro Pulse (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 18 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Minerva is sold out (she went pretty fast). Crasher is also sold out. G2 Drag Strip is still up for grabs, surprisingly. Zob (not looking forward to spending another $100 on G2 Motormaster, but... *unzips wallet*)

Re: Zob's Thoughts on Studio Series Leader-Class Sludge (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days ago by: Zobovor

So the focus here doesn't seem to be to tuck in the robot toes at all, but rather to close up the gap in the underbelly. It's a different fix for a different problem. I guess it depends on whether it's the toes poking out or the gap th

Re: Zob's Thoughts on Studio Series Leader-Class Sludge (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days ago by: Irrellius Spamticon

Just found a GoBetter foot assembly kit that unfolds to form dinosaur belly filler. Also some leg fillers and the face kit. https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=691531832541858&set=pcb.691532139208494

Re: In the G1 cartoon, is it possible the Decepticons (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 9 Hours ago by: Gustavo Wombat

Alternately, the Quintessons could have harnessed the power of Vector Sigma, and manufactured many Transformers rather than creating the concept. And since Primacron’s Assistant created the beasts (including the ones Wheeljack created

Re: In the G1 cartoon, is it possible the Decepticons learned, at (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 14 Hours ago by: Zobovor

The Quintessons seemed to be speaking of the Predacons in "Five Faces of Darkness" part 5 as if they were a recent creation of theirs. And they must have built the Terrorcons, too, because they were owned by the Quintessons as seen in "

Legacy Minerva, Shadowstrip, GoBot Crasher on Hasbro Pulse

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Posted: 29 Days 14 Hours ago by: Zobovor

They're not pre-sales. They're actual live sales. https://hasbropulse.com/collections/new/products/transformers-generations-legacy-deluxe-autobot-minerva https://hasbropulse.com/collections/new/products/transformers-legacy-ve

Hasbro 1027 Livestream Event Reveals: Deathsaurus!

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Posted: 29 Days 16 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Today was 10/27 so Hasbro does a thing on this day, because it's their address number. They unveiled that Deathsaurus will be the next HasLab project for the Transformers brand, which kind of makes sense since Star Saber is going to need s

Re: Question about: Transformers Studio Series 86-12 Leader The (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Starscream_(G1)/toys#Classics Yeah, Deluxe-class Classics Starscream is the one I have, but is in storage right now, like with a lot of my stuff. By what you said, I think I will get Coronation Starscream. Thank

Re: Question about: Transformers Studio Series 86-12 Leader The (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 19 Hours ago by: Zobovor

Coronation Starscream is a redeco and slightly retooled version of the Voyager-class Earthrise Starscream from 2020, which in turn is essentially an upscaled version of the Deluxe-class Classics Starscream from 2006. The toy line was ca

Question about: Transformers Studio Series 86-12 Leader The

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Posted: 29 Days 20 Hours ago by: Rodimus_2316

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