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by Thunderwave
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1862
Views: 561842

Yeah, the most obvious car one that springs to mind would be Runabout and Runamuck. Considering that's basically one toy into two right off the bat there may be some appeal there, but they're probably a bit too niche for a brand new mould I'd have though. I'd buy the living crap out of those two, b...
by Thunderwave
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: THIRD PARTY TOYS NEWS
Replies: 979
Views: 268212

Toy business should be toy business. The fandom really does not need to know insider information, inciting rivalry between companies, staff accusing other companies of copying copied designs, retailers being badmouthed [and vice-versa] and all that. One of the things I learned studying business was...
by Thunderwave
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1862
Views: 561842

It is Rook, the new Protectobot who takes Groove's place as a leg in the Hasbro Defensor. He has a really rubbish (lack of) hand gimmick, that sort of half works for Impactor. That moulded right fist! Ugh! :down: Rook can use combiner hands like kids use Hulk Hands. I agree it's rather silly but ha...
by Thunderwave
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6798
Views: 1067146

Hit the local flea market and snagged Breakaway and Sharkticon for $3 a pop. Breakaway because I thought he looked neat and Sharkticon because I've kind of wanted one for a while. Something about that submarine/battleship alt mode appeals to me. Also I snagged CW Cyclonus who shall now be known as A...
by Thunderwave
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1862
Views: 561842

Ryan F wrote:...TAV Runabout
Damn it. I didn't even know he was a thing. Now I'll have to get him as well. I just hope they make a Runamuck to go with him.
by Thunderwave
Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: IDW Sins of the Wreckers comic cover
Replies: 29
Views: 22339

My wife just asked what that noise was.

I'm looking forward to this to say the least.
by Thunderwave
Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1862
Views: 561842

I never thought I'd say this but...man that fan built combiner's colors are ugly as sin. I -love- gaudy/ugly color schemes but that one is just -bad-.
by Thunderwave
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Third party toy discussion (stuff that's been released)
Replies: 375
Views: 134952

The more I think about the overlap the more I think it's people going "We haven't seen these in a while, let's make a great set of them and people will snap them up!" more then anything else. Also when you start on a team you really can't abandon it without massive backlash from the community, so yo...
by Thunderwave
Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6798
Views: 1067146

Found Legends class Viper yesterday and snagged him. Not a whole lot to say about him other then he's Powerglide with a new head and awesome faction symbols. Oh and he seems to tab together much tighter then Powerglide does, which was a surprise. Any sign of Hasbro releasing the deluxe scale Groove?...
by Thunderwave
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6798
Views: 1067146

Denyer wrote:I think "Wildrider" is online sales only, like "Slingshot", so there's bound to be a bit of a premium. May be worth looking at Amazon US.
It's generally an online only release. My local comic shop got a case in and put it on the shelves. Good hunting on finding one, he's going to be rough.
by Thunderwave
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: BotCon 2015 and Transformers Club figures
Replies: 19
Views: 17931

...why does Windsweeper look like he wants to kiss me in that art?

And Needlenose reminds me more of Thunderwing then anything else.
by Thunderwave
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1862
Views: 561842

I'm entertained by the insane amount of retooling going on with these guys. Onslaught looks almost like an entirely new mold, Swindle/Hound are extensive retools of Rook it looks like given how the arms fold up and the chest wheels (although in all honesty they might of just made them with all new m...
by Thunderwave
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1862
Views: 561842

You know, I'm really digging the combiner gimmick this time. I'm a sucker for them anyways but usually there are only a few teams so it's limited. With 3 teams on the shelves now, at least 3 more full teams on the way, plus all the random potential combiner team members floating about and on the way...
by Thunderwave
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: New Transformers game. Looks like the original cartoon!
Replies: 66
Views: 42770

We don't know how random the crafting is, the Game Informer article is rather vague. Talks about taking two weapons, mashing them together, and getting the best traits of both. Seems that would give some amount of control. Though there was also mention of a timed crafting mini-game for determining ...
by Thunderwave
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: New Transformers game. Looks like the original cartoon!
Replies: 66
Views: 42770

Unicron wrote:...
[*]Crafting system
[/LIST]
$%&%$^$%^5@$%$^&%^&*#@%^$5^!!!!

ENOUGH WITH THE RANDOM CRAFTING SYSTEMS ALREADY!

*cough*

Why is this sounding like Borderlands with Transformers characters?
by Thunderwave
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: New Transformers game. Looks like the original cartoon!
Replies: 66
Views: 42770

...are those generic Decepticons based on Runabout and Runamuck?
by Thunderwave
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: New trends on figure collecting---pro or against? Opinions/discussion ;)
Replies: 51
Views: 23509

That's why I'm generally excited about things now. I'd no sooner said that they needed to bring back the Head- and Targetmasters, and Scoop and Brainstorm get announced. You know what I'd like to see. A "minicon" pack that is Targetmasters for Blurr, Kup, Hot Rod, and Scourge. Maybe add a few more ...
by Thunderwave
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6798
Views: 1067146

The Deluxe Groove mould seems to feature clear plastic, for example the windshield. I've heard this is something of a no-no for a Hasbro Deluxe, so speculation is it will Takara only*. Hasbro's Generations Chromia has several clear plastic pieces, a windshield and her back wheel that splits into tw...
by Thunderwave
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6798
Views: 1067146

I just picked up the US Protrectobot limbs. I heard some people were putting those off, or just buying Rook, because they were planning to get the Takara version with Deluxe Groove. I just figure Hasbro'd release Deluxe Groove somehow, like Wildrider and Slingshot. Has there been any confirmation e...
by Thunderwave
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6798
Views: 1067146

AoE Microchangers Wave 2: Found these at a local Dollar Tree for $1 a pack. Bought the store out of them in hopes of getting a complete set, which I did. I think my favorite out of the batch is Skalor, followed by Sea Spray and Runamuck. Energon Arcee: One of two figures I picked up at a local comic...