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by Tantrum
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: TOY REVIEW CLAIMS THREAD
Replies: 522
Views: 154609

Re: TOY REVIEW CLAIMS THREAD

I'd like to see 3P reviews. Do you have multiple figures of the same character so you could do a compare/contrast?
by Tantrum
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 221
Views: 39772

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I know this probably shouldn't be my main takeaway from the essay Clay linked to, but now I'm wondering if the phrase "American Idiot" exists outside of Green Day. Was it a phrase that existed before that album and I just wasn't aware of it, did the band invent a phrase that's entered the lexicon, o...
by Tantrum
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2333
Views: 362363

Re: [The video game thread]

Last month, a retro/used video game store opened up just down the road from me. They also have a few toys, but no TFs. I bought a SNES controller with a 10 foot cord, so now I can play my old games without dragging my system halfway across my living room. I don't know if a niche store opening during...
by Tantrum
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6726
Views: 927188

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Skyquake - Where did you get Overload? The comic shop I got Scavenger at said they won't get him until November, and the only other place I've seen SS Leaders is a Target in NH. My work said anyone who travels more than 60 miles away is required to self quarantine for 14 days, so I won't be going th...
by Tantrum
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1861
Views: 512512

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Denyer - Yeah, that's the one. I wish that'd made it to stores. Between Cliffjumper/Bee/Hubcap, Ironhide/Ratchet, and Arcee/Elita-1, it looks like removing a chunk of alt mode as an "accessory" may replace bot limbs under the jet wings as the most annoying category of Hastak just giving up. They cou...
by Tantrum
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Account Issues?
Topic: If you're having problems logging in, post in here and we'll try to help you
Replies: 30
Views: 48524

Re: If you're having problems logging in, post in here and we'll try to help you

I was able to swap the e-mails myself, so I'm all set. Thanks, guys.
by Tantrum
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1861
Views: 512512

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

I think I saw a prototype Arcee posted on this forum years ago, before the T30 came out. My memory may be wrong, but I recall it being much better than any Arcee released since. I think the key was letting Arcee's legs form the rear of the car, and not getting hung up on the curves not matching the ...
by Tantrum
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6726
Views: 927188

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Denyer, I think Heinrad is referring to this one , which is different than the two you're thinking of. I haven't acquired anything recently, but have opened the ones I mentioned before. I agree with ganon578 about SS Scrapper. The vehicle mode looks a bit rough, but the pinnned wheels and articulate...
by Tantrum
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)
Replies: 478
Views: 117618

Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Denyer, do those little ball joints in the ankles actually support that much weight, or does the design of the figure just not allow it to bend those joints any more? I made a LEGO flamethrower for Hotlink using one of TLK Leader Megatron's flame effects. I found enough smooth tiles to finish my red...
by Tantrum
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6726
Views: 927188

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

SS #60 Scrapper - Not opened yet. I saw him and Sentinel Prime at Target in NH Saturday. So, that wave is out there. That store was also the first place I saw SS Scavenger in a big box store ever, or any SS Leaders in a big box store in a while.
by Tantrum
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 221
Views: 39772

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

The interstate travel restrictions in my area were lifted enough that I was able to visit my parents for Father's Day weekend in New Hampshire. Masks aren't government mandated in NH like they are here in Rhode Island or in Massachusetts, but most people were wearing them. The portion of NH people n...
by Tantrum
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6726
Views: 927188

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Yesterday was black and purple Seeker day. Flame Toys Skywarp - I got their Bumblebee a while ago and liked it. I'd avoided their other kits since they all had box art that made their pelvises look oversized. But, it'd been a while since I build a model kit, Barnes & Noble had just reopened, and non...
by Tantrum
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions
Replies: 1439
Views: 273960

Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

Playmobil Back to the Future DeLorean - I've never intentionally bought Playmobil before, though I did pick up some skeleton figures at a thrift shop that I now know are Playmobil. I've seen Playmobil compared to LEGO and don't really get it. I guess the PM figs look like large LEGO minifigs. The b...
by Tantrum
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6726
Views: 927188

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Transformers Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures Hammerbyte or Ham for short... branding's getting a bit ridiculous there, isn't it, as is positioning Bumbebee as the recognisable headline. You think that's bad, wait'll they add the name of the gimmick. Transformers Bumblebee Cyberverse adventures ener...
by Tantrum
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 221
Views: 39772

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Why worry about covid choking you to death over the course of two weeks when the police will do it in (slightly) less time than it takes to listen to the album version of November Rain? The current portion of Rhode Islanders who've tested positive for covid is 1 out of 69. Nice. Rhode Islanders who ...
by Tantrum
Sun May 31, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I'm pretty much out of the fandom at this point
Replies: 99
Views: 25312

Re: So I'm pretty much out of the fandom at this point

Would you prefer that they cancelled it because a small number of people on the internet were loudly offended by it? Before you answer, remember that the world is absolutely full of right wing nutjobs who would happily engineer the rage-cancellation of all sorts of things that YOU like... I'd prefe...
by Tantrum
Sun May 31, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6726
Views: 927188

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Cyberverse Deluxe Grimlock - A well designed figure, but not well made enough to be worth US$20. This is WfC prices, but not WfC quality. The bot shin detail is unpainted, the paint that does exist is bit drab, the bot forearms are hollow even though the fists don't fold there, and the dino arms ha...
by Tantrum
Fri May 29, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)
Replies: 478
Views: 117618

Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Got 76141 Thanos Mech at Dollar General. Like the Classic set I mentioned above, it has a sticker saying it's only intended for sale at Dollar General. I find it hard to believe that DG would get not only a LEGO exclusive, but a Marvel exclusive. Most LEGO mechs with fingers have 4 on each hand, art...
by Tantrum
Thu May 28, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6726
Views: 927188

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Cyberverse 1-Step Whirl from Walgreen's. A bit overpriced at US$14, but pickings are slim. I got a rebate check from my car insurer which just about covers it, so I consider him a gift from Allstate. He's not really a 1-Step since, in addition to folding the torso in half which extends the legs and...
by Tantrum
Tue May 26, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 221
Views: 39772

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Not all religious folks are dismissing coronavirus. This priest used a squirt gun full of holy water to baptize while social distancing. Also, and more to the point...haven't nearly 100,000 people died in the US? Do nutjobs really think that their government is faking it? And more to the point, woul...