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by Clay
Wed May 20, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6713
Views: 888731

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Cybertron Hot Shot Hooray! Finally managed to pick up a replacement for the one I sold off. WHat a cracking toy this is. It's massive for a Deluxe, the plastics are nice and weighty. He has a silly gimmick (flip out wings! big whoop) and lovely colours. One of the finest Deluxe Transformers ever ev...
by Clay
Tue May 19, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 289
Views: 119593

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Oh heck! Like you, I've always expected to lose Mindwipe due to the soft rubber going. I wonder if there's a lot of stress on the joint because of the mismatched plastics? It seemed to be the rubber part gripping the pin too tightly and putting the hard plastic part in torsion that it couldn't take...
by Clay
Thu May 14, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 289
Views: 119593

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

And this is someone that Clay (I think that's who I got it from?) should remember! Yep, I remember him! He sat in a tub in the closet for about a decade because I didn't think anyone wanted it since it wasn't the show-colors. Then you mentioned that you did, and traded the power core dinobots to me...
by Clay
Sun May 10, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IT'S TIME FOR A NEW YOUTUBE THREAD
Replies: 33
Views: 9538

Re: IT'S TIME FOR A NEW YOUTUBE THREAD

Always my favorite tune:

by Clay
Fri May 08, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 289
Views: 119593

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

All of them. All the old toys. Being cooped up in the house, I've adopted a strategy of remembering that I have X, then wait a day or two before digging it out to build up anticipation. And it works. They're all lovely. Recent tinkerings include Mania King (a third party Galvatron), fansprojects Hea...
by Clay
Fri May 01, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6713
Views: 888731

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I've never actually seen a Longrack in person. He's pretty goofy-looking in pictures, but a lot more charmingly so than, say, Guiledart. I suspect I'd probably like him. Mach Kick looks like he's got the same sort of engineering as Guiledart, but is less of a mess because horse parts aren't as chun...
by Clay
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6713
Views: 888731

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

The Neo stuff is definitely an acquired taste. One that I, for the most part, don't seem to have acquired. Airraptor is the first one that I can actually bring myself to call good. I like Stampy and Universe Nemesis Prime well enough but they're definitely pretty flawed. The Neos are hit and miss, ...
by Clay
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6713
Views: 888731

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Studio Series Scavenger Cor, he's massive! A great big ugly sprawling monstrosity that turns into a nice looking digger thing of enormous size. He's brilliant! Absolutely love the weird and strange design and the colourful alt mode. Great fun. Yeah, Demolishor/Scavenger is my favorite of the rotf c...
by Clay
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 211
Views: 28737

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

:sick: I'm now literally having to explain to someone on facebook that news agencies use b roll / stock footage and photography to give you something to look it, and that it's not a grand conspiracy by the international communist cabal to take away your freedoms when they use the same footage for di...
by Clay
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1861
Views: 497182

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Next movie masterpiece is Starscream, as rumored. He looks nice. The difficulty is that the studio version(s) is also nice, as is the leader class / mpm01 figure from 2010. Also, I think the latter had a better jet mode with less junk in the undercarriage, but this one has more articulation apparen...
by Clay
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 211
Views: 28737

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I know my mask protects other people more than me. But, I can't expect other people to wear masks to protect me if I'm not willing to do the same for them. I forget the name for this principle, but it's one of two things I remember from half a dozen philosophy courses in college. That's the golden ...
by Clay
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I'm pretty much out of the fandom at this point
Replies: 99
Views: 19506

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

I'm just as keen on figures these days than I was awhile ago, but I do find myself going back to the 2005-2010 era lately and re-living my "youth", so to speak. Not to say I don't get any modern figures [they are drop dead gorgeous] but that particular era captures sentiments, feelings, thoughts......
by Clay
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 211
Views: 28737

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. [excited Clay noises] Hey! I haven't seen you post in forever! I would like to tell you that I finally read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and now understand the allusion in your username. I always get tickled when reading a book and bumping into someone's post handle :). Anyway, here in `Muric...
by Clay
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6713
Views: 888731

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Edit: The pin in Nightbird's elbow was bent. I got it out, and now it works OK, it's just a bit weaker than the other arm. So, I'm all set with that one, too. Good to hear, especially since after looking at the POTP versions, they don't have the pins in their shoulders. Part of the retooling, I gue...
by Clay
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6713
Views: 888731

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I have a junker hoist around here somewhere. I'll see if I can work out how to open up the wrists for part removal. Much appreciated. Let's see if google drive will let me share pictures since photobucket has gone all wonky on me. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1OK78UoAGdHEWVO2w9sI_7TSAFaVu...
by Clay
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 211
Views: 28737

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

But the amount of "I don't care, it won't affect me" still around is really frustrating. I'm still seeing this everywhere here. And even though Trump himself declared a national state of emergency on Friday, yesterday morning the people I work with were still banging on about how it's a grand liber...
by Clay
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 211
Views: 28737

Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

So, what are people's impressions in here? In the US, I see people both under and over react. Most problematically, the people that are under reacting are doing so based on the idea that the virus is a media hoax created to discredit Trump (somehow?), notwithstanding that at this moment Trump's on t...
by Clay
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Figures that could make a good Xaaron?
Replies: 7
Views: 2201

Re: Figures that could make a good Xaaron?

Looking at the scan, his proportions/blocking seem roughly based on Optimus'. If you had a good way to smooth out the chest windows, maybe a Prime figure would be a good start?
by Clay
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: TFCON HEADS TO FLORIDA THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 20-22 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 1513

Re: TFCON HEADS TO FLORIDA THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 20-22 2020

This is canceled now due to covid-19.
by Clay
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6713
Views: 888731

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Yeah, I remember the duckman. That's been a minute... One of the wrist pegs on my Hoist G1 reissue broke off in the socket, and I can't get it out. I can't give him a right hand, because it's broken. I can't give him a missle hand, because the hole is blocked. If I transform him, the tiny stub of pe...