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Burnout
2009-05-08, 04:45 PM
about 2-3 years ago I had a G1 swoop in bad condition (robot face was missing, 1 leg was busted off...extensive chrome wear.. typical swoop conditions being as fragile as he is). I assumed there would be nothing done with him and I threw him away. Then literally a few days later I was reading a forum and someone asked Hasbro Reps why the Dinobots havent seen any reissues and they stated that the molds were damaged extensively beyond repair and that there are to be no reissues ever... well shortly after that I walked into a comic shop and found the other 4 dinobots with all weapons (even swoops) and 3 missles. I traded a MP Megatron and 50.00 and happily took them home where I have them still...but while rummaging through a box of manuals I have and I found G2 Slag and Grimlock Instructions (I never owned these figures)...I was like WTF?! and this all took place in the course of a month...


When Classics started up I also decided that seeing as I have no majority of any one series I would focus on finding all The main cast from the newly created "g1 redone"...I found all the figures I could and then Easter 2007 came along and I had 400.00 (which I spent) and then a few days later I saw the Botcon figure previews on the site and the other 3 seekers were shown...the set was for 345 USD and I was kicking myself... I was like damnit all! whyd the have to do that! Also my GF at the time told me that "I wasnt going to spend that much money on stupid toys"... and so I figured Id find a set that was being sold off... Then I saw that the set were sold out and going for astronomical prices. I was kicking myself AGAIN... Fortunately, I was able to find someone who went to the convention and sold me his set (the one I have now) for $650 USD. I paid him half to hold on it and then with my grandmas passing I was left an inheritance. I paid this off and now have this set...which was about June. I tend to come across alot of strange happenings with stuff I buy and How I aquired figures I was looking for.

Shield Strike
2009-05-08, 05:46 PM
That was a bit of a mission to get through, lots of text!;)

I've never really had any strange happenings when it comes to buying TF's. The fun starts when they get here.

I think the best one was my movie Bonecrusher saving classics Megatron (deluxe tank thingy) after that minor earthquake the West Midlands has a while back. They both fell over and Bonecusher "grabbed" Megs' leg. Somehow they both stayed on the shelf with Megs dangling off and Bonecrusher holding on to him.

My activators Bumblebee is a bit sensitive so randomly Transforms himself. And thats about it to be honest.

Burnout
2009-05-08, 06:45 PM
LMAO oh bonecrusher...you will be missed (seeing as he died in the movie)
and as for bumblebee...maybe all the excitement of being in alt mode excites him to "jump" into action... kinda like a kid on christmas morning

Sunstreaker2
2009-05-08, 08:52 PM
I've had TFs fall off shelves at random.

Bludgeon-X
2009-05-11, 10:31 PM
my 74´Camaro Bumblebee has a quite triggerhappy spring in his hood. Normally he stays put after i apply for a few seconds during transformation.

But sometimes when i place him down he either stays closed or one of the mentioned things will happen. I wish i could remove the annoying faulty spring in that toy. :mad:


He releases the hood down after a few seconds forcing me to fix it.

Responds easily to pressure to sudden sharp movement his surroundings besides pressing the button on his hood. Like if he rolls into something if i close him in a drawer.


My Cybertron defense scattershot cyberkey weapons are mean to me, they sometimes wont close without big pressures. Like he´s alive and wants to shoot something. :eyebrow: :wtf:

Rattrap's tail
2009-05-12, 02:39 PM
The right arm cannon of my Primus keeps popping forward everytime I look at him/Pose him.

The cannnon of my animated-Megs would rather fly away itself instead of sticking with his owner, and Nightwach Op's toes are foldeed in every time I look at him again...

Notabot
2009-05-12, 03:56 PM
When I had first opened my TF Death Star/Vader, I had him set up in Vader mode on my desk. I was at a meeting one night and my wife was home with the kids. I got a call that something was breathing in the office and terrifying my family. Turns out the trigger for the breathing noise was half pushed in so was super sensitive. The floors of our house wiggle with the slightest movement, so when people or cats walked in particular areas, it was enough movement to bump the button and trigger the sound. He's now on a sturdy shelf with all buttons properly aligned. :)

Burnout
2009-05-12, 04:50 PM
When I had first opened my TF Death Star/Vader, I had him set up in Vader mode on my desk. I was at a meeting one night and my wife was home with the kids. I got a call that something was breathing in the office and terrifying my family. Turns out the trigger for the breathing noise was half pushed in so was super sensitive. The floors of our house wiggle with the slightest movement, so when people or cats walked in particular areas, it was enough movement to bump the button and trigger the sound. He's now on a sturdy shelf with all buttons properly aligned. :)

"Dont... push my button..." *hoooooo.. heeeeeeee.. hooooooo.. heeeeeeee..* Im still looking for one of those...

Bludgeon-X
2009-05-13, 03:03 AM
Just remove the batteries.

Notabot
2009-05-13, 04:05 AM
You're not the boss of me!
(But yes, that's been done.)

Clay
2009-05-13, 06:55 PM
When I had first opened my TF Death Star/Vader, I had him set up in Vader mode on my desk. I was at a meeting one night and my wife was home with the kids. I got a call that something was breathing in the office and terrifying my family. Turns out the trigger for the breathing noise was half pushed in so was super sensitive. The floors of our house wiggle with the slightest movement, so when people or cats walked in particular areas, it was enough movement to bump the button and trigger the sound. He's now on a sturdy shelf with all buttons properly aligned. :)

You could have plead ignorance so as to use this toy's ability at random...

Catalyst Dragon
2009-05-17, 06:40 AM
Currently all my movie figures are packed away. A couple of nights ago my cat was chasing a moth in my room when he jumped and hit the box, and Leader Class Brawls cannon and missile sounds activated from within. I don't think I've ever seen him run so fast...

Notabot
2009-05-17, 06:46 PM
"Dont... push my button..." *hoooooo.. heeeeeeee.. hooooooo.. heeeeeeee..* Im still looking for one of those...

$29.99 at Hasbrotoyshop.com.

Sunstreaker2
2009-05-17, 06:54 PM
Currently all my movie figures are packed away. A couple of nights ago my cat was chasing a moth in my room when he jumped and hit the box, and Leader Class Brawls cannon and missile sounds activated from within. I don't think I've ever seen him run so fast...

I hit my cat point blank with Universe Storm Cloud's machine gun noise.

Never seen the thing go so fast...

Burnout
2009-05-18, 10:14 PM
$29.99 at Hasbrotoyshop.com.



after all this time? i could have easily grabbed on but I never knew they were still up...last I saw them TRU sold out the next day :(

Jaynz
2009-05-18, 10:19 PM
Whenever a Transformer appears at my mailbox, my Paypal budget goes down... I'm not sure how that happens. ;)

Burnout
2009-05-18, 10:19 PM
my parents also wanted to get me a birthday present so they asked if there was anything in particular... I said I wanted an Animated Leader Megatron. They came back later and gave me Animated Blitzwing and said they got it because Megatron was sold out...(I think it was cause they didnt want to pay $63.00 for him) unbeknownst to them, it was just as good cause I was also looking for Blitzwing as well.

Sir Auros
2009-05-23, 11:34 PM
Walmart wouldn't sell me the Revenge of the Fallen Robot Heroes set with Optimus Prime dual-wielding armswords last week. I guess they weren't supposed to stock it yet. Kind of crazy that even action figures have "unbreakable" street dates nowadays.

Treadshot A1
2009-05-26, 01:34 PM
Not many strange things happened to me. Well, 'cept these:

I've bought Autovolt and Jolt. Neither one's feet will ever flip out, without breaking my fingernails (the pain i'm worried about, not the looks!).

I lost many figures a while back, and over a year later i find them dumped in a garbage bag in my house.

And i managed to fling Animated swoop's mace right into my own forehead, though that's more stupid than strange.

Springer007
2009-05-26, 03:41 PM
Armada Unicron would always have his chest pop open, like some deranged alien chestburster. I eventually had to scotch tape his chest shut, but even then it'd pop open and hit someone or something square in the face. the weirdest happening was my mom's dogs somehow got to the box where my Tigerhawk was kept and they chewed it up. nothing was hardly left cept for a few pieces, oooo was I made from that for awhile.. and now they go for almost double the price and i am still not too happy. oh well, ce la vie.

Burnout
2009-05-30, 03:59 PM
Wednesday I noticed BBTS had the G1 Animated shockwave in stock (I was going to order one but now they are all gone), yesterday I found quite a few in a store that really isn't one for keeping up with stock...I wouldn't be surprised if they were there next year..

Burnout
2009-05-30, 04:04 PM
My activators Bumblebee is a bit sensitive so randomly Transforms himself. And thats about it to be honest.

I see what you mean as I have one now...

Blackjack
2009-05-30, 04:39 PM
Well, there was that time when my LoC Animated Bumblebee fell down two floors and got mistaken for a bomb. The less said about that the better.

Then, there's that time when my Movie Starscream shot my eye. I was merely holding it, then kerpow! Good thing I wear glasses, otherwise...

I've accidentally flung Animated Swoop's mace onto my nose. That was stupid.

And transformers fall off shelves. A lot. My Bonecrusher refuses to save anyone, apparently he hates all my toys.

Sunstreaker2
2009-05-30, 04:55 PM
Samurai Prowl changes positions ON HIS OWN. No fooling. He always seems to be staring in a different direction each time I look at him...

*BARRAGE*
2009-06-01, 12:22 AM
cybertron runamuck randomly punched figures of the shelf, but only BW figs, i now have none left intact (quickstrike, manterror, and waspinator RIP)... so i ripped his springs out...

i started collecting the missiles and packing them with the transformation instructions after movie starscream (2007) shot them all off and busted my voyager movie prime by knocking him off (2007- flame paintjob) he now remains in alt mode, because his knee snapped like a twig...

Blackjack
2009-06-04, 03:40 AM
My Classics Grimlock shot my Classics Prowl down from the shelf today. While no one was injured, Grimlock does seem quite smug.

Movie Barricade's spring punched my Encore Outback. Thankfully Outback didn't fall off the shelf.

Burnout
2009-06-15, 08:36 PM
well... It was in the news those of you who live in the Windsor/Detroit area and have been reading about the news.

Around June 3rd there was a report that the Windsor police were having a standoff against a person in a house who was armed with a gun... The Police had the Tactical team here all suited up with machine guns and Rifles and basically everything a Tactical Squad would need (supposedly, because a lot of the time I doubt the need most of what they bring with them). I was the person they dragged off. there is an online link for a video and heres what happened: I have recently moved from there but one night I was sitting here on my computer as I just had come from my neighbors house at around 11:30 pm and I heard the back door open and I assumed it was a friend who was staying the night coming back from neighbors also, I had left before her and had been home all of 15 mins.

I got up to check and there were 2 people who were taller than me...supposedly like 6'1" and 5' 8".. They wore shirts over their faces, and from the skin I could see they were also white. I was more intrigued than scared as it also seemed typical it was my friends being funny... the tallest guy ran at me through my kitchen and when I'm standing there expecting him to stop and go "SURPRISE! you should of seen your face! ha ha ha!", He didn't. He came through and punched me several times in the head demanding my money and anything else of value.." I ended up on my stomach in my front room with the guy holding me down and hitting me in the head. I started yelling out and didnt stop at any cost.

He hit me a few more times and took off back out the back door with my wallet in hand (which had $10 and all my ID). now the thing about this is these people knew me cause they used the back door (my front door at the time was difficult to open cause of a broken knob), when they left they shouted at my neighbors dog to stop barking and called him by name, and they also had apparently been staking my house out for a bit before hand. There are only 2 people who I know that fit this description and knew I also had just gotten money.

The next day I decided Id take my Japanese G1 Megatron out and keep it on hand in case they wanted to try again, (it was convincing enough to me). My phone company ended up cutting off my services that day and I was forced to move because the 2 people that I had for roommates ended up disappearing and I was left to explain the situation to the landlord on how he was getting the rent. So I was forced to move and my downstairs neighbor saw me with the gun and decided to call the cops... I, meanwhile was listening to my mp3 player and boxing up figures (you guys know how long that takes...) and in the mean time Cops were outside my house with a bullhorn and not getting through to me.

They waited all day cause I was completely elsewhere with no idea they were out there. When I finally heard someone talking and went outside to look I saw them hiding all over the backyards..and a school behind me was closed off till it was over. I went over to find out what was going on and when I got within a foot they cuffed me, searched me and hauled me away. out front of my house I saw masses of people and they blocked off the street, news crews everything. My neighbor said in the article that it was a Transformer and that It was Megatron, a Toy from the 80's.

My downstairs neighbors and all my friends had been in my house and knew I had a transformer that turned into a gun, I had kept it in the box. The police however blew it up into this huge scene it wasnt actually, and when I explained it to them the whys and the hows they were like "OOOOHHHHHH". It was also the police force so they knew about the attack the night before. anyways Im still to await trial which is conveniently June 25th after the opening of Transformers:ROTF. Convenient date so I can still see the movie? or after seeing my collection of figures,did they decide that they would be a good sport and let me see it?

Rattrap's tail
2009-06-16, 02:21 PM
Wow! Have those cops found the ones who assaulted you? Are you alright again? And why is your under-neighbor calling the police while it's legal to have guns in the USA? And(Last question..) why, for cryin'goodsake, don't you have a lock on your backdoor?

Springer007
2009-06-16, 03:24 PM
Sounds like a busy body neighbor for starters, and then low lifes in the area that steal cash, but not too much so it seems, to buy their drugs or whatnot. I am sorry that you have to go through that much garbage to live in the area that you do, and I sent your story to a few friends in California to see what they think. I am glad you're doing well now though, but it just proves that a busy body can basically ruin anyone's life when they think something isn't politically correct.

secretcode
2009-06-16, 03:43 PM
My Animated Shockwave has a loose head joint, and it slowly drifts to one side. Oddly enough that side is always where I display my Animated Blurr. Let the speculation begin.

Springer007
2009-06-16, 08:06 PM
My Animated Shockwave has a loose head joint, and it slowly drifts to one side. Oddly enough that side is always where I display my Animated Blurr. Let the speculation begin.

mebbe he is one of those forest spirits from Princess Monoke? if his head starts to make a rattling noise, run for the hills!

secretcode
2009-06-16, 09:46 PM
I have a different theory in mind... (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:TFAni_TransWarped_LongArm_Cliffjumper_Cube.jpg)

ganon578
2009-06-16, 10:08 PM
I think my only random/weird experience with TF's is when I started collecting again when I realized that Classics were released. I came upon Classics when they were towards the end of their life cycle in stores, so I snatched up whatever ones I could find, and was on a mission to collect the entire set. After several runs to places like Wal-Mart with no luck finding things I didn't already have, I came across a bunch of Classics I was missing at a place called 'The Andersons'. This store is mostly grocery, but also specializes in home improvement (lumber, tools, etc.) and also has some clothes and such. Anyways, I came across Rodimus, Grimlock, Ramjet, Cliffjumper, Mirage, and Ramjet all at this one store. That day I came home a happy man...

Burnout
2009-06-17, 12:36 AM
Wow! Have those cops found the ones who assaulted you? Are you alright again? And why is your under-neighbor calling the police while it's legal to have guns in the USA? And(Last question..) why, for cryin'goodsake, don't you have a lock on your backdoor?

Well the cops haven't yet found them and I'm ok. I live in Canada and The downstairs neighbor was freaked out cause I was in my apt. with a gun ( she also heard about the guys coming in and got the notion that i was the one who started it). I have a lock on my back door but I couldn't lock it in case my front door refused to open (locking me out of my house till I was able to get in again). the only people who used my back door were me and my closest friends who were very supportive of me through this whole time i was living there and they actually took it upon themselves to move my collection and furniture even though they didn't have to. They love coming over and seeing my collection of figures.

The PS3 KILLeR
2009-06-17, 12:37 AM
I farted last nite and ROTF sideswipe fell over with no outside movement. god did it smell that bad, gross but true.

Burnout
2009-06-17, 12:40 AM
I have a different theory in mind... (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:TFAni_TransWarped_LongArm_Cliffjumper_Cube.jpg)

lol...Logical shockwave is thinking of his next great scheme...

Burnout
2009-06-17, 07:27 PM
I was just sitting in my living room watching a movie and I heard a "ping" noise and then something hitting the floor. From where I was sitting I looked at my shelf and noticed Energon Shockwave's missile missing from the end of his arm and then I noticed he was also looking at me. I had to come on and post it cause that was completely unexpected and a little spooky. Is there something that causes spring actions to sporadically trigger? I'm reading a lot of cases with that happening for someone. SW's arm is a push function isn't it? By pushing the lever forward the panels open, and then pushing it further shoots the missile?

Rattrap's tail
2009-06-19, 05:32 AM
Well, I must say, that this is just a very strange and unforseeable happening... As for Shockwave, I think he's wanting to show of his tricks...

Burnout
2009-06-19, 07:02 PM
Shockwave did it again yesterday, It was pretty strange to the people that were here after I told them it happened the first time.

Summerhayes
2009-06-20, 07:58 PM
My Robovision Optimus prime has shot me a few times while i sleep . . . I think maybe there is something about spring-loaded weapons!

Once or twice, my Beatmix Bumblebee has played little snippets of songs I've never used him to play. I think he's being used behind my back . . .
On a similar note, I've left my friends in my room and returned to find megatron and optimus in . . . intimate acts
:p