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by Optim Shi
Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:26 am
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: Extremely high quality stock photos of Masterpiece Starscream
Replies: 47
Views: 11805

I'd be interested in seeing how those color schemes translate to jet mode... Perhaps some concessions were made on the robot color to make the jet more realistic looking?
by Optim Shi
Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Your first Transformer(s) ...
Replies: 41
Views: 7555

My first one was Sunstreaker. It went well with my brother's Sideswipe (in that they were brothers, too). Was a great toy and I can't wait until they resissue it since I'd love another for nostalgia reasons. Of course, I'd probably not break the head off of again... [edit] In reading this thread, I ...
by Optim Shi
Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Help ~ Megatron sword
Replies: 13
Views: 4288

This may be a stupid suggestion, but I'm sure it's happened before to someone... The sword actually can be stored in the nose of the jet. Double check to see that it's not just hiding in there, since it does blend itself in well and is held in flush by a little button. Just fold the nose down/back a...
by Optim Shi
Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: e-Hobby exclusive Laser Ultra Magnus | Update: Official English bio on page 2
Replies: 47
Views: 6989

When I read the subject line, I was actually excited...until I saw that picture. Ewww! Actually, I'm not a huge fan of the colors on the Laser Prime, either. The best paint of this model is Scourge/Nemesis Prime from the RiD series.
by Optim Shi
Sat Nov 19, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: e-Hobby Twincast | UPDATE: Cassette revealed
Replies: 43
Views: 4698

Kinda nice to see that at least they weren't going to use a seperate re-issue for Twincast as they did with Soundblaster. From the link on Twincast/Soundblaster that Nevermore posted, it appears that there is no articulation in the arms of Twincast and I would assume that also means the same of Blas...
by Optim Shi
Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:37 am
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: Fantofan updates
Replies: 6
Views: 2420

What's the light gimmick? I assume it's a gimmick with a light, but where?
by Optim Shi
Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: TFC-21 Broadcast (Blaster) reissue, Galaxy Force C-00 Primus confirmed! [new pic]
Replies: 66
Views: 8911

As long it has that artwork to go with it, they'd have a sale! Actually, I'm kinda thinking of picking up an extra blaster to turn into a radio myself. It probably would be incredibly easy (you can get simple radio kits at Radio Shack that involve a couple of wires and a few chips...hack an atenna t...
by Optim Shi
Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:58 am
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: TFC-21 Broadcast (Blaster) reissue, Galaxy Force C-00 Primus confirmed! [new pic]
Replies: 66
Views: 8911

Why have a few mentioned TwinBlast (or whatever the Blue Blaster with the dual tape-deck is called) will be an e-Hobby exclusive repaint? Takara released both Soundwave and Soundblast (forget the name exactly, the black soundwave with dual tape-deck) as their own seperate re-issue. It shouldn't surp...
by Optim Shi
Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:56 pm
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: TFC-21 Broadcast (Blaster) reissue, Galaxy Force C-00 Primus confirmed! [new pic]
Replies: 66
Views: 8911

okay...fair enough. I guess I didn't realize the toy was so large. I guess I'd expect a little more articulation and detail from something that big (or at least a unique hook...the cassette was done before. At least Devestator was the first combiner, who cares that it can't move at all heh)
by Optim Shi
Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: TFC-21 Broadcast (Blaster) reissue, Galaxy Force C-00 Primus confirmed! [new pic]
Replies: 66
Views: 8911

Why is everyone so down on Blaster? He's basically the same figure as Soundwave (same articulation, basically same transformation, same limbs, etc) but I don't see people getting down on the monotonous decepticon...

The Blaster/Broadcast figure never looked to bad to me. *shrug*
by Optim Shi
Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: TFC-21 Broadcast (Blaster) reissue, Galaxy Force C-00 Primus confirmed! [new pic]
Replies: 66
Views: 8911

So they're resissuing a character that is less then a year old or have you got a completely misleading subject line in your post? And please, don't condescend. It makes you out to be an ass (which you may well be), but it doesn't create for a friendly forum atmosphere. Unfortunately, we can't all be...
by Optim Shi
Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:36 am
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: TFC-21 Broadcast (Blaster) reissue, Galaxy Force C-00 Primus confirmed! [new pic]
Replies: 66
Views: 8911

and who's Primus?
by Optim Shi
Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: TFC-21 Broadcast (Blaster) reissue, Galaxy Force C-00 Primus confirmed! [new pic]
Replies: 66
Views: 8911

That's kinda what I figured...Broadcast sounds like a good name for Blaster.

That'd be cool if he is to be reissued. He's one of the characters I always liked but was never able to get the toy.

I remember see a kitbash (for lack of a better term) that turned the Blaster toy into a working radio.
by Optim Shi
Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: TFC-21 Broadcast (Blaster) reissue, Galaxy Force C-00 Primus confirmed! [new pic]
Replies: 66
Views: 8911

Who/what is "Broadcast"? A quick search didn't turn up anything...

Is this another case of a Japanese name for a character that differs from the English name? (Like Convoy vs Prime)
by Optim Shi
Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: New magazine scans up @ Fan to Fan...
Replies: 9
Views: 2759

Have any of those shelf-warmers..err...large figures been confirmed for release by Hasbro, yet? I'd bet that they'd make Unicron's shelf life (my local TRU still has about 20 of these with an inch of dust on them) seem like nothing...
by Optim Shi
Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:31 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Star Wars Transformers
Replies: 26
Views: 4026

Those figures are...hrm...I'll just refrain from comment :P The only one I like is the Jedi Starfighter one because it's not trying to be somebody, just a robot that happens to look like a Star Wars vehicle. Although, from seeing you say the "Kenobi/Jedi Starfigher", I may be mistaken on that...at l...
by Optim Shi
Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: Commemorative Series Astrotrain in box | UPDATE: PICS!
Replies: 6
Views: 2413

Ahhh...Commemorative Series is the Hasbro release. That's the difference I was looking for. I just assumed this was a Takara release...
by Optim Shi
Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: Commemorative Series Astrotrain in box | UPDATE: PICS!
Replies: 6
Views: 2413

What is this Commemorative Astrotrain? How does it differ from the Book Style Re-Issues series and the original one?
by Optim Shi
Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: e-Hobby update: e-Hobby exclusive Galvatron in original toy colors
Replies: 30
Views: 5545

so the re-issue Galvatron won't be in the show/movie accurate colors, then. Just some odd yellow highlight trim...
by Optim Shi
Mon Aug 08, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: Botcon Test shot leaks - Busszaw Clones, Fallback, Ironhide and Ricochet
Replies: 34
Views: 5240

The Ironhide and Ratchet are immediately what I thought of when I first saw the Towline figure. A funny looking van with a really bad robot mode!

Oddly enough, it works for those two... But I'm sick of repaints.