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by Tantrum
Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Halloween!
Replies: 32
Views: 6029

I went to a concert to see Gwell-o, a GWAR/Green Jell-o tribute band that I like (which I considered partying for the poll). All the members wore GWAR type outfits, homemade from foam and duct tape. They had more people in similar armor having mock battles in the crowd, complete with foam and tape o...
by Tantrum
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 87622

If I lost my entire collection, I don't think I'd bother replacing much, but I wouldn't give up collecting, either. I'd just start fresh collecting new ones. I sort of went through this when I was a teenager and sold off almost my entire collection of G1 toys at yard sales, mistakenly thinking I'd o...
by Tantrum
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: [CUSTOM] 1984 Kreons (& several others)
Replies: 35
Views: 22511

Thanks, Tripredacus. I felt like a sucker the one time I paid retail for a Kre-O set. They were more expensive per brick than LEGO sometimes. Then, they started showing up at TJ Maxx. I think I got 3 Optimus Prime sets for less than the original retail price of 1. The same thing happened with Constr...
by Tantrum
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6591
Views: 729430

I lucked out at Savers yesterday. For US$13 I got used: Prime: Megatron. No weapons, and someone had swapped the legs around, but great condition. Transmetal: Cheetor and Dinobot II (chipped paint) Fuzor: Airhammer (loose ball joints) Generations: Blitzwing. He's missing a foot, his head, and the pa...
by Tantrum
Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6591
Views: 729430

I found a couple AoE toys on clearance already. I got Flip-N-Change Lockdown (who I haven't opened yet) and Construct-Bots Slog. Slog's OK at clearance price (USD $7), but I'd feel pretty ripped off if I'd paid regular retail. Previous Construct-bots had 2 armor pieces per limb, Slog only has shin g...
by Tantrum
Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management
Replies: 37
Views: 20613

If that's the plan it's come nowhere close to working, since the Generations toys sold out anyway and nobody is buying the alternatives. And honestly, relying on your consumers to not be able to tell what they're buying is a horrible business strategy. I wouldn't put it past them, though. I may not...
by Tantrum
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: [CUSTOM] 1984 Kreons (& several others)
Replies: 35
Views: 22511

So how you wanna kick it? Gonna kick it Lockdown

I took a crack at a Lego/Kre-o Lockdown. http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n28/IsaacHill/Lockdown/LDface5.jpg He doesn't have an alt mode or vehicle build. But, he does have a fold out hook and face mask. http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n28/IsaacHill/Lockdown/LDmask1.jpg He also does this: http:...
by Tantrum
Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management
Replies: 37
Views: 20613

MechTech would have been worthwhile if they'd used it to give any of the Lockdown toys a face cannon. They finally have a character whose gun has a reason to spend most of its time folded into a non-descript column of chunks, but don't do it. C'mon, Hasbro, how hard would it have been to mount Prime...
by Tantrum
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management
Replies: 37
Views: 20613

Clay - I wasn't trying to say that Hasbro plans to sell next to 0 of the wave 3 toys, just that they don't expect to sell vary many compared to the wave 1 figures. Double packing works if they think there's twice as much demand for Bumblebee as there is for Snarl. But, what they think they'll sell 5...
by Tantrum
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management
Replies: 37
Views: 20613

Just yesterday I was in Providence and happened to walk by the Hasbro building. I thought of the third pic here (which shows a rack of TF pegs filled with various incarnations of Bumblebee) and wanted to attach it to their door Martin Luther style. Do later waves even make it to regular retail that ...
by Tantrum
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers Age of Extinction [spoilers] [NOW WITH ACTUAL SPOILERS]
Replies: 151
Views: 21489

[Prime] tossing [Jetfire's] body away after the Fallen gets mutilated is a bit inexcusable, though there's nothing to say they didn't give him a proper burial or whatever later on. Prime was probably pretty uncomfortable having a dead body on his back. If I had to wear a corpse for whatever reason,...
by Tantrum
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: [CUSTOM] 1984 Kreons (& several others)
Replies: 35
Views: 22511

Thanks, Blackjack. I'm glad most of the ones you singled out have non-humanoid designs (two heads, no legs, gorilla proportions). Those tend to be more fun to make than finding the right colors to swap out on normal figures. Work has progressed on the WIP I posted last time. I've got two almost comp...
by Tantrum
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 261
Views: 100029

I don't have any PCC sets, but I do have 3 of the torsos: Huffer, Sledge and the F1. I didn't care for the PCC line at first. But, when I bought my mom some perfume for Mother's Day, CVS gave me a $10 coupon. That was enough for Huffer and some jelly beans. I liked Huffer enough to pick up a couple ...
by Tantrum
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: [CUSTOM] 1984 Kreons (& several others)
Replies: 35
Views: 22511

These aren't kreons, but I didn't think they warranted another thread. The Kre-o Sideswipe head is red, so I made a G2 version of him. http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n28/IsaacHill/july2014/SSunarmed1.jpg The elbows are red in this pic since I forgot I had white socket bricks at first, and forgot...
by Tantrum
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1815
Views: 444640

And can I say how happy I am that the fists seem to be additional parts instead of stupid integrated not-hands like they tried to do with Fall of Cybertron Bruticus? Photos where you can see the side of a gestalt leg show that the foot pieces have heel supports that look just like the thumbs. All t...
by Tantrum
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers 4 News and Rumours
Replies: 195
Views: 70062

When Alternators were first coming out, I remember reading that villians don't sell as well as heroes in Japan, which was why Autobots were dominating that line up. Hasbro released a black Sunstreaker as Dead End since there weren't many Decepticons planned. The few AoE Decepticons being in later wa...
by Tantrum
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers 4 News and Rumours
Replies: 195
Views: 70062

I was confused when I first saw the AoE toys, too. If I hadn't wondered why Strafe was $1 cheaper than the other Dinobots, I would have bought the wrong one. Even then, I had to check on-line to see if a Generations Strafe would be out, and I only knew to do that because I was already familiar with ...
by Tantrum
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: THIRD PARTY TOYS NEWS
Replies: 974
Views: 214670

I just remembered Generations Skullgrin (and whoever he was remolded from), though that's using the turret as the handle for a melee weapon rather than as the turret for a gun. There's also a Generations Megatron, the one that came in a two-pack with a horrible Optimus, whose turret becomes an arm-m...
by Tantrum
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: THIRD PARTY TOYS NEWS
Replies: 974
Views: 214670

G1 Quake could use his turret as a pistol. Of course, that's assuming you didn't lose the turret after putting his purple targetmaster in its place. I still have my turret, but lost the black targetmaster.
by Tantrum
Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: [CUSTOM] Grimlock Unleashed robot build
Replies: 3
Views: 3296

I think this is the final version. I replaced the 8x2 tiles I had left over from before with several smaller tiles, and used those to broaden the chest and shoulder armor. I now have no leftover pieces in robot mode, and only one ankle joint leftover in dino mode. http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/...