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Old 2018-07-02, 08:22 PM   #781
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It's nice. I like it.

The other thing from the SDCC stuff is a reissue of two of the japan-only dino cassettes.

That's... random. I suppose they'll reissue the other two in a different set, and takara will kick out another four-cassette set in encore within... three years. Three years is my guess.
 
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Old 2018-07-02, 09:04 PM   #782
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Remember when the internet would have gone nuts for them, although it might have been the early 90s before most people had seen images. They're still pretty cool.
 
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Old 2018-07-02, 10:06 PM   #783
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Oh, I didn't see images of them until 2010 or so. Of course, I wasn't looking for them, necessarily... but I do remember tfu.info having a placeholder [IMAGE NEEDED] on all four of them for ages.
 
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Old 2018-07-03, 12:33 AM   #784
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I think http://www.toyarchive.com/Transforme...reignToys.html had them then, though Wayback Machine only goes back to 2001. But there was very little awareness, and things like BW2 and BW Neo were trickling out with bit and pieces of info.

With the prices that even sets of KOs fetch, it's possible to see Takara estimating that small gouging runs are the way to go until bootleggers get their hands on them again.
 
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Old 2018-07-06, 03:12 PM   #785
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Is that going to be the only way to get Megatronus? Because if it is that's ****ed up. I already have the Takara version of Blast Off.
After the announcement of the throne of primal thing, it seems that the easiest way to get all thirteen prime masters (if one is so inclined) is by buying:

The 8 pretenders
Predaking (onyx prime)
Throne of primal (the other four).

The various exclusives (blast off, repugnus, etc.) have duplicates of the pretender figures without the shells.
 
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Old 2018-07-10, 07:50 PM   #786
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http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/thread...#post-15920872

Nice on both Punch/Counterpunch and Repugnus.


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Old 2018-07-10, 08:25 PM   #787
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Punch/Counterpunch looks pretty damn cool. Repugnus isn't bad, but the unpainted robot face is a downer and I've never managed to find a Grotusque. Not going to get excited about either of them though, since neither of the TR Deluxe-and-Master packs made it to Canada as far as I know.
 
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Old 2018-07-10, 09:08 PM   #788
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It's a bit of a cheek, but the titan master head got paint and will switch in. It's just working out the best point to try to nab one of the deluxes -- whilst it's nice that this stuff exists it's a shitty experience trying to collect TFs these days. Nowhere near as much as some other franchises, but it does suck the fun out of it.
 
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Old 2018-07-10, 09:25 PM   #789
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Actually, I just bought a grotusque off ebay last week, and it got here yesterday. Price was $25 plus shipping, which isn't bad considering it's an online-exclusive to a defunct chain. The original retail price was $20, wasn't it?

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Agreed. It's more a game of waiting for the mail to come than anything.
 
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Old 2018-07-10, 09:36 PM   #790
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It's a bit of a cheek, but the titan master head got paint and will switch in.
True enough, and I do have TM Repugnus sitting around.

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It's just working out the best point to try to nab one of the deluxes -- whilst it's nice that this stuff exists it's a shitty experience trying to collect TFs these days. Nowhere near as much as some other franchises, but it does suck the fun out of it.
Agreed. I think I buy maybe 25% of my Transformers in stores these days. And with Marvel stuff it's even worse, to the point where I don't even bother looking for Legends figures in store anymore unless it's an exclusive. It really does suck some of the fun out of collecting. Having the stuff is fun, yes, but going to the store and seeing what new stuff they had in stock used to be fun too.

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Actually, I just bought a grotusque off ebay last week, and it got here yesterday. Price was $25 plus shipping, which isn't bad considering it's an online-exclusive to a defunct chain. The original retail price was $20, wasn't it?
That's actually pretty reasonable. When I checked closer to release date he was getting scalped pretty hard, and the US TRU wouldn't ship him to Canada. Unfortunately for me, the trick will now be finding one where the shipping to Canada isn't going to cost more than the figure itself.
 
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Old 2018-07-14, 03:01 AM   #791
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http://news.tfw2005.com/2018/07/13/t...evealed-367323

Here's the first promo pics of the new "War for Cybertron" line. Not super impressed so far.
 
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Old 2018-07-15, 02:35 PM   #792
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Sideswipe looks nice, and the look is better than those stylised angular blocky shapes the previous lines used.
 
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Old 2018-07-17, 02:10 PM   #793
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ROTF Starscream pics

There's that saw blade...
 
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Old 2018-07-17, 02:17 PM   #794
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Also, Repugnus and Punch/Counterpunch are available for preorder on Amazon now.

I guess that means that they're Amazon exclusives? I thought they were headed for Walgreens like Blastoff.
 
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Old 2018-07-17, 06:18 PM   #795
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Yep, found Repugnus last night when failing to find UK sites with it listed and several scalping eBay sellers as the only other alternative -- still fairly steep but essentially the same price as listings by Kapow, In-Demand etc plus a favourite character and it's nice to see late era characters like the Monsterbots.

Remember searching for Counterpunch and not finding. Cheers. I think the CHMS KO of the dubious club/con one can stay as Counterpunch (especially if I can sort out a new head) and the new one might be a genuine deskbot for a while.
 
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Old 2018-07-19, 12:18 PM   #796
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Begun, the SDCC reveals have.

Most noteworthy thing so far is a "Vol. 2" set with the new VW Bee and the other two japanese dino cassettes.
 
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Begun, the SDCC reveals have.

Most noteworthy thing so far is a "Vol. 2" set with the new VW Bee and the other two japanese dino cassettes.
Yep. Bunch of new stuff that looks like my wallet will suffer from. But in a good way?

Upcoming Prime Wars Stuff

You know what I'm (oddly) most excited about? New versions of Roadhandler and Swindler. Super pumped about those!
 
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Old 2018-07-19, 04:20 PM   #798
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Magnus looks like a nice mix of the G1 and RiD designs. He's a Voyager, I think? I could definitely see myself looking for that, even if I'd rather he be Leader-sized. A lot of the full-sized figures seem to be weirdly over-greebled, though. I guess that's their way of trying to make them look "alien"? Not sure how much I like that.

Sideswipe and Hound seem like the nicest of the rest, which is disappointing honestly because I've already got multiple good figures of Sideswipe and Hound. Ironhide and Prime don't do much for me from these shots. Prime seems really kibbly and Ironhide's alt-mode doesn't look like him at all (I know, I know..."Cybertronian"...).

The Micromasters are nice, though. I'm guessing they're about the size of Armada Minicons, just going by the articulation? I think I'm going to end up buying a bunch of these so that I can play with them with my little boy -- he loves vrooming around some of my Legends and other smaller figures.

Hopefully the other halves of these patrols follow along later. It's kind of disappointing if they're only going to make half of each team. Having just Red Hot and Stakeout will be a bit of a disappointment if there's no Seawatch and Fixit.
 
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Old 2018-07-19, 07:43 PM   #799
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Completely missed that there were photos below the list...

Micromasters, yes please. Surprised there weren't a bunch with Armada when the size point was being used or another series since.
 
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Old 2018-07-19, 08:18 PM   #800
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So according to this Magnus is a Leader. I'm guessing the reason why he didn't quite look that big to me is because he's also billed as being a white Prime wearing armour. It makes sense he'd wind up being a bit squatter using that configuration.

Curious to see more pictures later. It's odd that so far they've only showed off Autobots.
 
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