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by Clay
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: THIRD PARTY TOYS NEWS
Replies: 979
Views: 236300

Re: THIRD PARTY TOYS NEWS

I really doubt it's about the third party market as a whole, but rather specifically because Wei Jiang are bootlegging actual Hasbro/Takara designs. My impression has been that third party figures that are original molds are in the clear for the same reason Hasbro can alter existing car designs and ...
by Clay
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: THIRD PARTY TOYS NEWS
Replies: 979
Views: 236300

Re: THIRD PARTY TOYS NEWS

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ple/45048/

Seems like Wei Jiang versions of Hasbro stuff are about to dry up.
by Clay
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6713
Views: 888717

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Devastator! Got twitchy and ordered an Overload from ebay. No real markup on the price, but had to pay a penny or two for international shipping. Besides, I've been wanting to finish the figure just because I've been annoyed with the people that got it early not understanding how to combine it, whic...
by Clay
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6713
Views: 888717

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

My latest acquisition would be Siege Jetfire and I grown quite fond of him. In the photo, he's underneath the giant, 3rd party "Omega Suprme". What is the little chonky Omega next to him? If memory serves, it's the Wei Jiang Hulkie KO and WJ do good KOs in general, would recommend. Think it's been ...
by Clay
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 211
Views: 28730

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Within the past couple of weeks, I've come to realize that my safest course of action is to probably just stay inside until there's a vaccine, which hopefully comes sometime next year. I say that not just in reference to viral infection, but also to limiting my contact with people. I went to walmart...
by Clay
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6713
Views: 888717

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

[img https://i.imgur.com/BbUhmH6.jpg /img] Which Devastators are those? By that, I mean that I know that it's the combiner wars version on the left and Hulkie on the right, but are they originals or size-changed KOs? I still want some version of the Hulkie sculpt, but there're so many different boo...
by Clay
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 211
Views: 28730

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

This is basically an articulation of what I've been thinking for years. Years of virulent and self-disinterested social and socialization trends, driven by pursuit of profit from/for bad-faith actors, are acting like a tidal force in conjunction with the pandemic to rip everything apart. Put not so...
by Clay
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 34
Views: 4811

Re: Thank you

Sades wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:54 am
I so envy that easy ability to be just a cool human bean.
Of course you do. You're a dinosaur, remember? :p
by Clay
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 34
Views: 4811

Re: Thank you

A few that stand out are the Classics Grimlock that Clay picked up for me (and if memory serves I think he was US intermediary on the Prehistory Animal bronze Grimlock I've got), I am indeed! Whatever was the story with it, re: rarity? Most of the online repositories of TF info concentrate solely o...
by Clay
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I'm pretty much out of the fandom at this point
Replies: 99
Views: 19504

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

Or to put it another way; opinions are like arseholes. Everyone's got one. Unless you haven't, in which case, how do you poop? My favorite variant is, "opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, and they need to be evaluated by an expert if they're causing you problems, and an individual should ...
by Clay
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 34
Views: 4811

Re: Thank you

TFArchive has been my manually-set homepage for something like fifteen or sixteen years now. I don't see that changing. Will Tom ever get his computer fixed? OH, I still have the Superlink Grand Convoy I got from you, too! I had just dug him out the other day after learning what dekotora is. :swirly:
by Clay
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I'm pretty much out of the fandom at this point
Replies: 99
Views: 19504

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

I have no idea what y'all are talking about so I'll go look up what a Windblade kit is. ... That's an officially licensed product? Huh. I mean, it's not out of the scope weird, fetishistic fan art, but as an actual figure for commercial sale... yeesh. Immediate thought is to compare it to Kiss Playe...
by Clay
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 211
Views: 28730

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

All yall actually still on about that pandemic thing? Here in the USA, we've got the president having protesters shot with rubber bullets and gassed to clear them out of the way so that he can have a photo op with an upside-down bible. After they threw the priest out of the church, of course.
by Clay
Wed May 27, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 211
Views: 28730

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

And if it still goes wrong it's all those other people's fault for not praying hard enough. As Bill Hicks put it, "Hitler had the right idea, he was just an underachiever." Hmm. I understand Hicks' point (both the joke and the frustration behind it, the release of which makes it funny), but I can't...
by Clay
Tue May 26, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 289
Views: 119591

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

(re: Warcry's pic) I have all those! :wave: Tarantulas is actually my favorite of the bunch. Not just because he's totally metal, but also because at some point I realized that his relative transformation scheme is the same as Starscream's, and I like that quite irrationally. I too have Armada Preda...
by Clay
Tue May 26, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 211
Views: 28730

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Clay, I didn't see anything in your link about the effigy being burned. Plus, it said the effigy was hung outside the Capitol after protesters walked there from the governor's mansion. So, it's not as bad as you thought. It's just really, really bad. Thank you, I needed that chuckle. As for you, ho...
by Clay
Tue May 26, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I'm pretty much out of the fandom at this point
Replies: 99
Views: 19504

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

I know it seems silly, because it’s a message board for Hasbro’s ‘The Transformers’, but this website, and all of you on it, formed an important part of who I am, so thank you. I mean, two members from here got married and had a kid, so you're still on the low end of the "this forum changed my life...
by Clay
Tue May 26, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6713
Views: 888717

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

He mentioned flip-out wings, so I'm assuming car? It is the car version, yes. I've been after one for a while now, so I'm glad to have him again. It's quite hard picking up Unicron Trilogy stuff over here now. Even at TFNation, the bins dealers had were largely full of Movie-era stuff and not much ...
by Clay
Tue May 26, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 211
Views: 28730

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Meanwhile, in Kentucky, a gun-toting, right wing mob protested stay-at-home orders issued by the governor by burning him in effigy, right outside his house, because you can do that kind of thing without any consequences if you're white.
by Clay
Tue May 26, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 289
Views: 119591

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Also, how's imagur as a file host? I think my photobucket account is still active, but the website is slow to the point of being unusable. It depends on the device you're uploading from, I think. I find imgur pretty good on a computer, but it's annoying to use on a tablet or phone. Also, you need t...