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Hound
2016-01-20, 09:18 AM
I finally talked Sades into letting me buy Combiner Wars Devastator. All I was waiting for was our money to get deposited into our bank acct tonight.

I was going to buy it from Walmart's website and went to check it this morning just to make sure they still had it and when I looked it turned out that it was marked down to $89.96. I got very excited because that's about half what I was expecting to pay for it. I just had to wait til tonight for the money to be available.

The money is finally deposited and I go to the website to get it and it was sold out.

I did find it for $179.99 on Amazon, and I bought it, cause it was about what I had been expecting to pay but it just pisses me off that such a great deal slipped out of my grasp by about 10 hours.

Brendocon 2.0
2016-01-20, 10:19 AM
That's a shame. $90 is probably about right value-wise.

Maybe a shade too expensive.

Warcry
2016-01-20, 03:56 PM
That works out great, then! With the exchange rate tanking, by the time the package arrives the $179.99 Canadian he spent will probably only be worth about $90 US anyway.

Brendocon 2.0
2016-01-20, 03:59 PM
Oh wait that was Canadian dollars.

Not a whole lot of creativity going on in the North American currency naming stakes, is there?

Warcry
2016-01-20, 04:12 PM
Says the man whose national currency is named after how much silver it used to be worth? At least our money isn't called the "paperectangle" or something similarly silly...

Brendocon 2.0
2016-01-20, 04:27 PM
Says the man whose national currency is named after how much silver it used to be worth?

Yes. Basically. Like your currency used to be.

In terms of indicating value, how is that less sensible than a name derived from a specific mine they used to get silver from?

You could have called your currency anything you wanted when you switched from a sensible name for it, but no, you let your desire to be like the Americans sway your judgement.

At least our money isn't called the "paperectangle" or something similarly silly...

Is a rectangle of paper the size of a Canadian five dollar bill worth more or less than an actual Canadian five dollar bill? Just curious.

BUT WE DIGRESS. When does Hound get his Devastator?

I need to know when to expect him to pretend he's not massively disappointed by it.

Warcry
2016-01-20, 06:10 PM
You could have called your currency anything you wanted when you switched from a sensible name for it, but no, you let your desire to be like the Americans sway your judgement.
No, we called our money "dollars" because you lot and the French were both too lazy to bring enough coins across the ocean and tried to convince us to use playing cards as currency (and then banned it, and then reinstated it...), so imported Spanish and later American dollars were more common in the colonial days than actual legal tender. Is it any wonder we wanted to align our currency with the type of money that we actually had some of?

I think we had a "Canadian Pound" for a decade or two in the 1800s, though.

Is a rectangle of paper the size of a Canadian five dollar bill worth more or less than an actual Canadian five dollar bill? Just curious.
Currently the money has a narrow lead, but check again next week. :(

Stupid oil-dependent economy, and stupid Saudis tanking the global oil price...

Hound
2016-01-20, 06:15 PM
Next thursday apparently. I'm very excited...

Sades
2016-01-20, 07:37 PM
I need to know when to expect him to pretend he's not massively disappointed by it.

Ha!

That ****er is expensive. He's not allowed to be disappointed by it.

inflatable dalek
2016-01-20, 08:55 PM
I assumed Candians just traded furs for currency.

Clay
2016-01-20, 09:09 PM
I don't get it. If you know that it's been marked down 50% before, why not just wait for it to go on sale again? Also, why get after other people here who have already bought it have said it's a bit pants? Why not just buy a used one? Why not just get two figures of that third party Liokaiser instead? Why not just

Hound
2016-01-20, 10:06 PM
Why not just?

I'm not sure it was on sale. the listing doesn't say it was a sale price.

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/transformers-generations-combiner-wars-devastator-figure-set/6000193258501

I feel like it was marked down to clear out the inventory that didn't move during the holidays and I'm reasonably certain that it won't ever come back in stock or that when it does it won't be for that price again.

That and I'm not going to wait for the off chance that it might some day go on sale again maybe...

As for the quality of the figure, I'm not so convinced it is bad. Every video review I've seen of it just makes me want it more. It looks fantastic in my opinion.

Besides why can't I get the TFC Hades figures too?

Brendocon 2.0
2016-01-20, 10:08 PM
As for the quality of the figure, I'm not so convinced it is bad. Every video review I've seen of it just makes me want it more. It looks fantastic in my opinion.

He's already in denial. This is going to be amazing.

Besides why can't I get the TFC Hades figures too?

Because it'll cost a gazillionty times more than Devastator and your wife only just about let you buy that?

Skyquake87
2016-01-20, 10:14 PM
This thread is amazing.


Transformers being so awesome right now is why I'm buying Lego. At least if the sets aren't up to much, I can build them into something else that I like. I haven't found out how to do that with Transformers without turning them into a shattered mess of further disappointment or melty blobs of noxious goo. Which is kind of cool, but not really what I'm looking for in a Transforming robot toy.

Hound
2016-01-20, 10:44 PM
Because it'll cost a gazillionty times more than Devastator and your wife only just about let you buy that?You have a point, but c'mon I managed to charm my way into getting Devastator who's to say I can't manage to get her to let me get the Hades figures too? It would help if two of them hadn't been released at the same time though... :glance:

Clay
2016-01-20, 10:57 PM
Why not just?

I'm not sure it was on sale. the listing doesn't say it was a sale price.

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/transformers-generations-combiner-wars-devastator-figure-set/6000193258501

I feel like it was marked down to clear out the inventory that didn't move during the holidays and I'm reasonably certain that it won't ever come back in stock or that when it does it won't be for that price again.

That and I'm not going to wait for the off chance that it might some day go on sale again maybe...

There's no off chance about it, dude. The thing's a turkey and takes up too much inventory space. BBTS (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS24518&mode=retail) already has it on markdown and I remember TFSource having a one day sale after Christmas for $100 to get rid of the things. Just wait for the "new" to wear off and you can grab an opened set for $50 six months from now, tops.

I mean, I still kind of want the Unite Warriors version, but I'm content to wait for numbat or Brendocon to get bored with theirs first rather than grabbing the thing at retail price.

Clay
2016-01-20, 11:32 PM
I suppose I should also say, [deep breath] if it makes you happy...

Brendocon 2.0
2016-01-20, 11:41 PM
And other Sheryl Crow songs.

Ryan F
2016-01-20, 11:55 PM
Well I love Devastator, he's a great toy and I'm so grateful to Hasbro for making this a mass-market release.

The individual figures are a little hollow, and there have been some aesthetic compromises made with regards to Long Haul and Mixmaster, but otherwise this thing is a beaut.

Individually the headsculpts are spot-on to the cartoon and full of character, and while articulation is a bit lacking (especially in the CW version), combined mode more than makes up for the flaws in the individual figures.

He's chunky, fun to transform, playable, durable and he totally nails the Devastator look. Anyone expecting masterpiece levels of engineering and articulation is going to be disappointed, but if you go in your with an open mind you'll be rewarded.

I love it so much I have three (CW, UW and SDCC Bling-astator).

Sades
2016-01-21, 12:09 AM
Eh, he'll be fine. He tends to suffer very little buyer's remorse when it comes to toys.

I managed to charm my way into getting Devastator

:lol:

who's to say I can't manage to get her to let me get the Hades figures too?

You're a funny man. Sooooo funny. :p

Brendocon 2.0
2016-01-21, 08:55 AM
I love it so much I have three (CW, UW and SDCC Bling-astator).

You're a menace to yourself and everyone around you and I regret to say I'm gonna have to notify the authorities.

Expect a visit from the Midnighter within the next week.

Tetsuro
2016-01-21, 12:39 PM
This thread is amazing.


Transformers being so awesome right now is why I'm buying Lego. At least if the sets aren't up to much, I can build them into something else that I like. I haven't found out how to do that with Transformers without turning them into a shattered mess of further disappointment or melty blobs of noxious goo. Which is kind of cool, but not really what I'm looking for in a Transforming robot toy.
You'd be surprised by how many people make a living turning ugly Transformers into even uglier customs and selling them on ebay.

Skyquake87
2016-01-21, 08:23 PM
..no I wouldn't. There's loads of horrible dry brushed monstrosities with silly price tags on there.

Cyberstrike nTo
2016-01-22, 03:47 PM
I made the mistake of ordering it from my LCS and even though I am under no legal obligation to buy it from same store, the owner has been really great to me over the years I've been going there that it is not worth costing him a 100% guarantee sale that he might not get given how expensive and big the damn thing is and by the fact that the time he gets anyone who might come in the store who might actually afford it and want it will already have it, since Diamond and/or Hasbro is dragging their feet on it.

Hound
2016-01-26, 01:33 AM
It arrived! It's a few days earlier than expected. Not that I'm complaining.

He sits combined upon my desk next to me as I type this. I've transformed them about 2 times into each mode. There's not really any surprises as I'd watched enough reviews to get a sense for all the shortcomings the set has but there is a few things I didn't notice in the reviews. Scavenger's head looks like an 8-bit rendered face and Hook really doesn't want to hold together very well.

It's a bit of a pain to get everything lined up and plugged together when combining it but I think that's a necessity as it functions to give him a very solid and stable combined form. You can pick him up with one hand and hold him in any orientation and nothing flops around or comes apart.

That and it's just a really good looking Devastator. I know that the individual robots suffer quite a bit and it's true but most of the complaining seems to come from the lack of elbows which is only actually the case with Scrapper and Long Haul. Really the only thing that I just don't like is Mixmaster. I don't get why they didn't make his alt mode look like the G1 toy and the drum hanging off his back in robot mode is an eyesore.

I've been wanting a modern looking Devastator for a long time now and I'm very glad to have one finally.

Sades
2016-01-26, 02:46 AM
Yeah, first impression is he's not that bad-looking. Haven't played with it at all, but it looks all right.

This small child size comparison picture probably isn't as amusing as the one for Metroplex, but whyyyy not.

Brendocon 2.0
2016-01-26, 08:59 AM
WELL SO LONG AS YOU'RE HAPPY.:nonono:

I know that the individual robots suffer quite a bit and it's true but most of the complaining seems to come from the lack of elbows which is only actually the case with Scrapper and Long Haul.

My Long Haul has elbows and they really don't do much to improve it.

Cliffjumper
2016-01-26, 09:54 AM
HOLY **** WHEN DID SHE GET LIKE 7 OR SOMETHING!!!!!!!

Glad you like him, Hound :)

Hound
2016-01-26, 04:25 PM
She's 2! She's some kind of giant, I think...

inflatable dalek
2016-01-26, 04:47 PM
Which one is Devastator?

Brendocon 2.0
2016-01-26, 04:52 PM
I typed that out in my previous post but thought better of it and deleted it.

Good to know you're here to pick up the slack.

inflatable dalek
2016-01-26, 05:06 PM
Well they're both colour coordinated.




















And obviously perfect in every way.

Skyquake87
2016-01-26, 08:08 PM
...one has better elbows though

Sades
2016-01-27, 05:03 AM
Devastator is the one who doesn't leave bits of food in their wake.

(Well, I assume)