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by Clay
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 301
Views: 90545

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

so we still don't know the effects on them in a large scale over a period of time. We still don't know the long term effects of covid19, but those are likely far worse. It isn't even like the vaccine stops you spreading it. It simply lessens the symptoms people have and as I'm said I'm happy to acc...
by Clay
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 375
Views: 168835

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

The reason I asked is because the first-wave BW toys just felt so uncharacteristically...unwieldy, I guess. Unwieldy is a good word for them. I understand what you mean. Enough so that I was wondering if a completely unfamiliar design team had done the whole job, as with the other toys you mentione...
by Clay
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6838
Views: 1138430

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I found the new BW Dinobot, G1 Inferno, and BBmovie Starscream Friday. They're neat. But Wednesday, I had Combiner Wars Devastator show up since Amazon has them in stock again at the original MSRP. He's big, but underwhelming. I have the 12" bootleg version Denyer recommended so I knew what to expec...
by Clay
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 375
Views: 168835

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Cybertron is last, and honestly least too. All of these figures feel exactly like Armada Wheeljack did: really cool designs that are twice as big as they should have been... The fact that so many Cybertron designs were so successfully downsized to Legends of Cybertron figures without losing any of ...
by Clay
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1870
Views: 586620

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Here's some Q&A from the hasbro people after the fan event thing: https://tformers.com/hasbro-transformers-roundtable-titan-class-beast-wars-shattered-glass-studio-series-86-more/41148/news.html Nothing really substantial or concrete, but just that they want to make more 1986 movie bots and more Bea...
by Clay
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 301
Views: 90545

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Work's starting local distribution tomorrow (Fri). I don't know if this means I'll be able to get me 2nd dose here, or if I'll have to go to Groton again. I checked the website for local distribution, and there's no days in my 2nd dose window. I dunno. I got my first shot on the 1st with instructio...
by Clay
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 375
Views: 168835

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Also, I'm not sure how much of today's cooperative relationship between Hasbro and Takara was in place at that point...with the production of Beast Wars being farmed out to Kenner, did they still use Japanese sculptors and engineers for the Western figures? Or was all of that done in-house for four...
by Clay
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: unicron Armada, reflector and catalog brochures, promo posters
Replies: 20
Views: 593

Re: unicron Armada, reflector and catalog brochures, promo posters

I'm pretty sure the 2010 one was only Amazon-exclusive in the States, though. I bought mine off the shelf at a Toys'R'Us and unless my memory fails me it was stocked for nearly as long as the Armada or Energon ones were, and eventually ended up on clearance. I'd imagine a lot wound up with kids up ...
by Clay
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Anyone come across any customs or media of the Prime/Convoy prototypes?
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: Anyone come across any customs or media of the Prime/Convoy prototypes?

Best I can do is some scans from a generations book I bumped into a while back: https://imgur.com/a/SY9lORa There's two versions of the convoy prototype there. If you're thinking more in terms of fan art, I'm drawing a blank. Maybe try a lateral approach and look for art of the Diaclone reboot stuff...
by Clay
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: unicron Armada, reflector and catalog brochures, promo posters
Replies: 20
Views: 593

Re: unicron Armada, reflector and catalog brochures, promo posters

maybe it's a self-limiting survey being on social media with other crotchety old folk, but there doesn't seem to be as much interest online for Armada/Energon/Cybertron. Possibly because the TV shows weren't particularly memorable, more competition with other shows, etc. Maybe more fans will come o...
by Clay
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: unicron Armada, reflector and catalog brochures, promo posters
Replies: 20
Views: 593

Re: unicron Armada, reflector and catalog brochures, promo posters

There's also the hair to split about the Armada version being a general retail item aimed at kids at the time, and the 2010 version being an online exclusive aimed more towards adult collectors. Difference being that the people that would largely prefer the G1-ified version probably already have it ...
by Clay
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: unicron Armada, reflector and catalog brochures, promo posters
Replies: 20
Views: 593

Re: unicron Armada, reflector and catalog brochures, promo posters

I had to look it up, but the anniversary version came out around 2010/2011. It's more orange and has a different head sculpt. As for whether it's more sought after, I wouldn't necessarily assume that. Given that it's boxed, it's likely to be more appealing to a younger collector that was a kid when ...
by Clay
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1870
Views: 586620

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

More new stuff from the Hasbro live stream thing: https://tformers.com/hasbro-pulse-fans-fest-2021-live-transformers-news-reports/41069/news.html Several of them we already new about from leaks or what was shown a couple of days ago, but there are some genuine new reveals: + Titan Class The Ark - Ha...
by Clay
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: unicron Armada, reflector and catalog brochures, promo posters
Replies: 20
Views: 593

Re: unicron Armada, reflector and catalog brochures, promo posters

For common and current stuff, ebay will actually list what the item is trending at, which is helpful. For older and less common stuff, one of the best tools we have to figure out what a figure trades for is the "sold listings" option on ebay searches. After you've entered your search query, go to th...
by Clay
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Website Stuff
Topic: Site content and community revitalization project
Replies: 12
Views: 3700

Re: Site content and community revitalization project

Yeah, it's unfortunately not something that's really extant these days. Here's hoping.
by Clay
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 375
Views: 168835

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Beast Wars II Cyberbeasts! https://imgur.com/a/Tr1LjVR Took me the longest time to get these together. Not quite as mental as the Transmetal 2 Beast Wars figures, but I like the mish-mash of cybernetic parts with beasty-flesh. Really nice paint apps on all four of them too. I do find Max-B and Thru...
by Clay
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1870
Views: 586620

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Based on previous Titans, it's likely to be deluxe-ish in size, though that's not a given by any means.

But yeah, I want me some Ark too. And I think the time for giant, gloriously intricate, third party masterpiece Rock Lords has come. I mean, the Ark needs a volcano to lodge into, yeah?
by Clay
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1870
Views: 586620

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Also they've showed off stock pics for the titan Ark and the new Beast Wars Scorponok. I've already seen people wanting the Ark retooled into Omega Supreme like in Animated, but I don't see how that works. The ship is flipped 180* from one robot to the other, so the retooling would mean chucking the...
by Clay
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 375
Views: 168835

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

And then Beast Machines happened, and that was even weirder and I guess a step too far for most fans' tastes. What kills me, absolutely kills me, is that the Transtech designs were even weirder , but because those were never made, some people are quite vocal about wanting them. If you ask them if t...