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by Tantrum
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Cyberverse actually has some neat new characters and designs, doesn't it? (Hammerbyte)
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Cyberverse actually has some neat new characters and designs, doesn't it? (Hammerbyte)

I've been finding Cyberverse Warriors, like Hammerbyte at Walmart for US$12. Target has them for $15. Both have the Deluxes, like Thunderhowl, for $20. Some of the earlier Warriors, like Windblade and Megatron, have made it to discounters for US$5. I just opened my Hammerbyte, and Denyer's right abo...
by Tantrum
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I have a junker hoist around here somewhere. I'll see if I can work out how to open up the wrists for part removal. Much appreciated. Let's see if google drive will let me share pictures since photobucket has gone all wonky on me. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1OK78UoAGdHEWVO2w9sI_7TSAFaVu...
by Tantrum
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 43
Views: 1059

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

My job is...just grab a cage and work it. So, you're a go-go dancer? The state I live and work in (Rhode Island) is very small. A lot of my coworkers commute daily from a neighboring state (Massachusetts), So, those people have to be concerned with the policies of both states. If Mass goes on lockd...
by Tantrum
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 43
Views: 1059

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

The U. S. Navy facility I work at is a Working Capital Fund. This means we are not funded by the budgets and continuing resolutions that Congress and the President pass. Instead, agencies that are funded by those budgets and CRs give us money to do projects. The good part of this is that we don't ha...
by Tantrum
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I have a junker hoist around here somewhere. I'll see if I can work out how to open up the wrists for part removal. Much appreciated. In other broken toy news, I ordered Siege Nightbird while I was visiting my parents over the holidays. It shipped to my parents' house, but not until after I left. I...
by Tantrum
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

This Bumblebee. He doesn't transform, and comes with a helicopter backpack, so he's basically a larger than deluxe version of the G1 Actionmaster. There's a small piece that clips on the fender above the left shoulder that keeps popping off. I'll have to glue that, but he's otherwise great. I've be...
by Tantrum
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Had a fit of a time trying to get Mixmaster to connect securely. I guess that they'll both click into Overload to make the whole thing more sturdy. I only connected them the 1 time when I first got them, but I remember Mixmaster connecting to Scavenger securely without any extra help. The instructi...
by Tantrum
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1807
Views: 431767

Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

Just about the only part of Arcee that is used in both modes is the bot chest/hood center, and this new figure uses faux parts for that. The Cyberverse figure doesn't fare much better. Years ago, I saw a photo posted here of an Arcee prototype that looked better than any of the released toys. I thin...
by Tantrum
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I honored Presidents' Day by exchanging pictures of past Presidents for Transformers. Cyberverse Ramjet - This is one of those Scout with half assed transitional mode instead of a proper alt mode. I remembered reading that he could assume a true jet mode, but forgot reading about the cockpit being p...
by Tantrum
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I would like to see as many of the Studio Constructicons get alternate color redecos as possible, but not the G1 green/purple. We know we're getting Skipjack/yellow Rampage, and a white Demolishor version of Scavenger seems inevitable. I think what I'd like for Mixmaster is a mostly white with blue...
by Tantrum
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I like how Spinister's fake cockpit gives him symmetrical legs with an asymmetrical transformation. If they'd had the cockpit split to form the legs like on the G1 toy, they'd need something else to fill the gap in the body of the chopper. If they'd kept one leg the copter, and done the one that for...
by Tantrum
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Thanks for the link. Mine does not have CHMS or a URL on the box, but does have the tech spec/bio card, so I think it's the real deal.
by Tantrum
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I don't know what CHMS is. The box says, "Hasbro Transformers Collector's Club Exclusive". The box also says, "Adult collectible, not intended for use by children." which is pretty odd for a redeco of a mainline toy. I guess the new head never went through safety testing. The instructions are still ...
by Tantrum
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Cyberverse Quintesson 3-pack A Quintesson judge comes with the same Shockwave and Prowl from the spark armor line, but with helmets instead of the armor. The Quint is black instead of greay, and has a flat panel for each face instead of having them come from the egg shaped body. Pushing the top rot...
by Tantrum
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Siege Hound
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Siege Hound

It's nice to see someone still doing reviews here. Two minor quibbles. First, you only list 2 acessories, though he comes with 3. Is the small round thing part of one of the other acessories? Second, in the alt mode photo, you haven't folded the toes in, which makes for a more open passenger compart...
by Tantrum
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I don't know what's worse, that everyone has Spinister before me, or that so many people are buying him because of the one-note IDW portrayal and not the Marvel Comics badass. :( I've never encountered Spinister in fiction. I didn't have the G1 toy, so I haven't even read his bio. To me he has no-n...
by Tantrum
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I'm so jealous of you Spinister-owning people. :( As well you should be. K-Mart's going out of business, and has all their toys 40% off. I got Cyberverse 1-step Wheeljack, Elite Armor Sky-Byte, and Elite Armor Bumblebee . G1 Wheeljack was my first ever TF back in the day, so I have an affinity/am a...
by Tantrum
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I opened all the stuff I mentioned last time. The only one close to disappoining is Mirage. He's not bad, except for the arms under the spoiler. I like how his wheels fold into his back to make a well proportioned torso with no backpack, and the translucent blue used for the legs. He just doesn't in...
by Tantrum
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

That's too bad about Apeface. I was looking forward to him. I saw one at a comic shop and was dissapointed in how much splotchy gray weathering there was. Visiting family for Tanksgiving, their K-Mart's going out of business 30% toys clearance didn't conflict with the chain's BOGO 50% sale on TF, so...
by Tantrum
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6543
Views: 698999

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I've had some good luck finding exclusives this week. Siege Ratchet (Walgreen's) - A bit underwhelming. The bot mode looks good, except for the bland panels on the sides of the legs, and more battle damage dirt than most figures. It wouldn't be so bad if the battle damage was on the leg panels as we...