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Old 2008-08-02, 03:22 AM   #41
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Same here... We get Animated Wave one, three and four shipped in together.

While Wreckage and Scorponok deluxe never seems to come. (I got my Wreckage from Singapore and Scorponok from the later Walmart release.)

Leader classes is the hardest to find. Only Nightwatch Optimus Prime ever arrives in this hole. Exclusives? Hah, don't bother! You get Scout class exclusives only if you are lucky.

Comics aren't much better, they only ship in TPBs, a MONTH later than they are released.

Therefore, when my family goes to Singapore almost every year, I stock myself up with books and toys.
 
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Old 2008-08-02, 05:16 AM   #42
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My Wal-mart has always had a tendancy to get a certain list of figures then just keep getting the same ones forever!

When Classics 1.0 was out they only had the same 4 figures the entire time.
Mirage, Cliffjumper, Jetfire, and Optimus. They had 1 Megatron once, and that was it they never changed the selection otherwise!

But when it came to movie figures they wouldn't even restock them for weeks at a time, even when they had them in the "Back".

Of course this gives me an excuse to shop online...
 
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Old 2008-08-02, 08:34 AM   #43
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Therefore, when my family goes to Singapore almost every year, I stock myself up with books and toys.
Same for me in Hong Kong.

Australia is such a craphole.
 
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Old 2008-08-02, 08:57 AM   #44
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http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Misconception...sformers#Other

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Hasbro is responsible for your local store not having the newest toys right now.
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Old 2008-08-03, 05:57 AM   #45
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Well that brightened up my day.

(not)

Yeah, just for the record, my statements do not go into the context of who/what/why is responsible, just that i don't get stuff round here.

The only thing i do blame, is the f***ing airline companies that have nearly doubled international airfares, rendering plan b impossible, and my current plans null and void.

@ Catalyst Dragon: Yeah, online is great, but i have to resort to theifbay. BBTS charges way too much postage. I've tried buying some Apoxie sculpt from Aves, and 19 USD postage for a 13 USD product. BBTS: 13 USD = 25.99 USD postage.
 
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Old 2008-08-06, 09:26 AM   #46
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More photos of Sideswipe:

http://pic.tf08.net/content/view/135_62.html
 
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Old 2008-08-06, 10:09 AM   #47
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Sideswipe looks ace.

I wonder if he'll be coming with two guns, as pictured, or if a proper shoulder missile will be included? Either way, I was chuffed when I got my Sunstreaker and found that he had shoulder peg holes - as the shoulder mounted missile is really a Sideswipe hallmark.
 
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Old 2008-08-06, 12:35 PM   #48
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as the shoulder mounted missile is really a Sideswipe hallmark.
I think CDRA has that covered. Hugely.

No, seriously, i like the looks of this mould, but it's just been a bit slow. shipping, obviously...

Me Want Shoulder Cannon! Me want cover ugly hole!
 
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Old 2008-08-08, 05:06 PM   #49
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Sideswipe in packaging, from an auction site:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...ckaging_01.jpg
 
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Old 2008-08-08, 08:32 PM   #50
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Sideswipe looks even better than sunstreaker. I recently picked up the latter (my first universe toy so far) and i absolutely love it! Some how sideswipe looks even better, probably due to the red and the superior looking robot mode. Not sayinf that sunstreaker looks bad or anything, but the front end of the car making the chest instead of the roof looks much better.

Just as i thought TF collecting was getting boring, they drag me back in with these awesome new toys.
 
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Old 2008-08-08, 08:42 PM   #51
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What's the brown thing in the upper-left corner of the plastic?

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Old 2008-08-08, 09:53 PM   #52
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Sideswipe looks even better than sunstreaker. I recently picked up the latter (my first universe toy so far) and i absolutely love it! Some how sideswipe looks even better, probably due to the red and the superior looking robot mode. Not sayinf that sunstreaker looks bad or anything, but the front end of the car making the chest instead of the roof looks much better.

Just as i thought TF collecting was getting boring, they drag me back in with these awesome new toys.
While me and you OBVIOUSLY have different choices in toy style (I still think Animated Prowl is one of the best toys this year) Sunstreaker is my current favorite as well. I usually don't like getting what is basically the same mold, but I'm making an exception for this guy, considering they can be displayed in two different robot forms, and the head does make it a different character. Want.

That brown thing is just the character art viewed through the plastic.
 
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Old 2008-08-08, 09:56 PM   #53
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What's the brown thing in the upper-left corner of the plastic?

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Left hald of the robot mode chest from the character artwork.
 
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Old 2008-08-09, 01:15 AM   #54
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Left hald of the robot mode chest from the character artwork.
Ah, thanks Nevermore.

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Old 2008-08-09, 05:06 AM   #55
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I'll have to get Sideswipe for sure, it just wouldn't be right to have Sunstreaker and not Sideswipe.

Treadshot A1: I didn't realize BBTS's postage rates were so high, I shop from them or Amazon... I don't trust E-bay in the least. But I may shop around to find better prices, but so far BBTS has proven trustworthy.
 
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Old 2008-08-13, 06:03 PM   #56
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Ironhide in packaging:
http://pic.tf08.net/content/view/139_62.html

Mirrored:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...ckaging_01.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...ckaging_02.jpg
 
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Old 2008-08-13, 06:14 PM   #57
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Ironhide is looking more and more appealing, I have to get him!
 
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Old 2008-08-13, 07:01 PM   #58
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Yeah it looks as though i'll have to import this sucka cos i cant wait for the uk release date. The only thing i dont like is the light blue windows, but thats nothing i cant fix. I will buy two, one to keep original, and the other to kitbash and actually add some of those scars that are mentioned in his bio.
 
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Old 2008-08-13, 08:21 PM   #59
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I can just imagine the Dinobots listening to Ironhide's war stories from reading that bio. He still appears to have a lot of visible seams, but I think it might be a case of the toy simply doesn't photograph very well. As for Sideswipe, the cannon does fit quite nicely in the mold's peg holes over the shoulder. Now, is it just me, or do Bluestreak and Sideswipe look like more attention was paid to them than Prowl and Sunstreaker respectfully?
 
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Old 2008-08-14, 06:10 PM   #60
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Another photo of Ironhide in packaging, from an auction site:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...ckaging_03.jpg
 
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