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by Clay
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1861
Views: 540631

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

Masterpiece Raiden now confirmed.

No release date/ETA yet. This will be the first combiner in the masterpiece line, I think.
by Clay
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: THIRD PARTY TOYS NEWS
Replies: 979
Views: 257333

Re: Third Party Toys News

Unique Toys have showed an early prototype of AoE Galvatron

That's not a transformer. That's some kind of sorcery or voodoo. :eek:
by Clay
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1861
Views: 540631

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

Apparently we're getting a masterpiece Raiden: https://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/possible-masterpiece-raiden-coming/44268/ To save some googling, Raiden is the train combiner from Headmasters, which was actually a Diaclone figure complementing the likes of Devastator. It wasn't incorporat...
by Clay
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IT'S TIME FOR A NEW YOUTUBE THREAD
Replies: 34
Views: 14317

Re: IT'S TIME FOR A NEW YOUTUBE THREAD

Sades wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:19 pm

And, due to repeated exposure, K-Pop. These kids can dance!
I saw them on saturday night live, I think. I don't much care for that kind of music, but their choreography is amaze-balls.

Anyway, perennial favorite:

by Clay
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YouTube and the FTC COPPA Act
Replies: 5
Views: 4067

Re: YouTube and the FTC COPPA Act

It was fun while it lasted... Can't say that I've kept up with it, but this in combination with letting companies copy-strike anything they want and also getting to be their own arbitrators on appeal makes it seem like more trouble than it's worth to make videos about any sort of media. Fair use? Wh...
by Clay
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1861
Views: 540631

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

ALSO also, I'm gonna say now that Overload turns into the lower torso asymmetrically, unlike his Legends-class counterpart. Well, I'm completely wrong about that. New pics of Devastator with the actual figures (with prototypes of scrapper and overload in blue plastic) here, albeit woefully mistrans...
by Clay
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1861
Views: 540631

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

Aye, that's what I like about the movie constructicons and devastator. The designers went absolutely bonkers with them and leaned way into the whole "alien shapeshifters don't really need to default to a human body type, so why should they?" They've dialed it back in the other direction since (proba...
by Clay
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1861
Views: 540631

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

Mixmaster pics, and Devvy's face gonna be reeeeeeed. :) Also, after digging around for pictures of the prototype that was showed a ~year ago, the final toys are a bit different. Like in this picture, look at the left arm: https://images.app.goo.gl/ecDpNAq2dMjQG1hQA Hightower's hook/claw/head/thumb ...
by Clay
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Custom Paintjobs
Replies: 6
Views: 5912

Re: Custom Paintjobs

Yeah, I'd say it's best to either sell them as-is or paint them for yourself. Anybody looking for Transmetals and Transmetal 2s nowadays knows about the paint flaking. Doing a repair paint job in advance for someone that specifically wants it is one thing, but just to list it on an online flea marke...
by Clay
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1861
Views: 540631

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

Yeah, new Starscream looks like the 2006 mold revisited with more articulation. Here's hoping the 2020 voyager will actually be bigger than the 2006 deluxe. :|

Also, Lord Zarak / Scorponok's head. Pretty neat way to tease the next Titan, I reckon.
by Clay
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1861
Views: 540631

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

I didn't buy the tetra jet once. Is it bad? From looking at pictures, I can't tell if F15 retool is feasible, but they're good at pre-planning that kind of the thing now.

More generally, have any product listing leaks in the past few years been wrong?
by Clay
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6766
Views: 1007251

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I'm not disputing that, but I wasn't super keen on paying import prices for TR figures either (even though I did few times). And Titans Return figures were a whole lot more interesting to me than a set of combiner limb repaints! A figure needs to be pretty special to get me to pay that much more th...
by Clay
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6766
Views: 1007251

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I love the look of the Seacons too, but there's no way I can talk myself into paying full Takara price for them. They're neat retools but the figures they're based on retailed for less than half of what these guys are going for and they were barely worth that. I don't think it's that bad. They're o...
by Clay
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6766
Views: 1007251

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Speaking of pre-orders it's going to be ****ing hard to justify Seacons at the suggested TT mall prices -- getting to 3P combiner heights. Are they really, though? Generic deluxe figure for Titans Return was ~$17 to $20, and it's Takara counterpart was typically $40 by the time it got to this conti...
by Clay
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Toy mould cost and wear, etc
Replies: 2
Views: 4443

Re: Toy mould cost and wear, etc

I've always found the excuse of "steel molds are irreplaceable/cannot be recast" to be highly suspect. I mean, they make fifty or something new transformer molds a year, so it can't be that much of a hassle. For the stuff that's lost or misplaced, they can always scan each part from existing product...
by Clay
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1861
Views: 540631

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

Anyone else surprised by how tepid the support has been for this? Not after the knee-jerk excitement died down after a few days, no. A case of right idea, wrong size and time? Right idea, wrong a lot of things, I think. We know from the third party market that giant, $500 figures are feasible (if u...
by Clay
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1861
Views: 540631

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

According to the official transformers facebook page (as of ~15 minutes ago), Unicron's kickstarter deadline has been pushed back to October 6th. Also, prices are going to go up because of tariffs. That thread itself is pretty funny because TFW doesn't allow political discussion which, given how ill...