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Post by Heinrad » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:14 pm

Fans Hobby Mi-

"Hel-LO, NURSE!!!"

"Do not insult the female, Vermin."

Are you two going to jump in every time I get a new figure?

"If she looks like that, you betta believe it."

Minerva: Yeah, I know the character is technically named Athena, but it's definitely Minerva.

———

Minerva stretched, feeling myomer bundles creak slightly, pirouetting slowly. “I love this new transector! It feels so limber!”

“Be still my beatin’ energon pumps! I think I’m in love!”

Minerva looked down, her eyes widening. “Rats? We’ve got RATS?!?!?”

“Think’ as me as yer cuddly furball’a love! Gimme a kiss, baby!”

“I’ll give you something all right, you little weirdo!”

Dinobot chuckled. “This will be.... interesting, Vermin. This is not Minerva from Masterforce.”

“Wit’ those curves? She’s gotta-“

“She is from the RPG.”

“She’s what?”

“HOPE YOU LIKE LOW ORBIT, YOU LITTLE PERV! HEE-YAAAHHHHH!!!!!” In one smooth motion, Minerva picked up Rattrap and drop-kicked him.

“WAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!” Rattrap arced through the air, and while the kick wasn’t strong enough send him into orbit, it did send him flying a good distance.

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Post by HeavyArms » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:02 am

Galactic Odyssey Biosfera Autobot Clones Fastlane & Cloudraker - The clones are very simple figures even for legends class figures.

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Post by Clay » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:11 pm

Got a big package (well, actually two packages) yesterday. Some more Kingdom wave one guys, Siege Omega Supreme, and the boxed set of Studio Series Constructicons.

Kingdom's great, people. It's the 2009/2010 line of the next ten years, although there're fewer molds. Optimus Primal and Rattrap showed up yesterday, and they're top stuff.

Omega Supreme is fine. He's the least interesting of the proper titans to me, but after-market prices since his initial release made it an easy choice to pick up for the retail amount of $160 when BBTS started offering more preorders for him last fall. Not sure if it's another production run or just old stock shuffled around. Whichever it is, at least now I have a giant version of Ironworks! I also need to check if the rocket can be docked to Skylynx's shuttle mode, but I don't have the table space at the moment, and I'm old so sitting in the floor is out.

Studio Devvy... well, I already have the individual releases, so I bought the boxed set purely for resale value in three to four years. Some of the individual figures like Long Haul and Scrapmetal already trade at a stupid price while other components are still available at retail. I opened it up to make sure each figure has all their bits, and it seems up to snuff. BBTS limiting people to one order per household helped that decision, too.

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Post by Denyer » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:02 pm

The MP-08 Reximus Prime OS KO, the chrome version (which wasn't entirely evident from the auction photos; I think there were regular, US comic, chrome and a gold chrome deco of this OS KO?) The chrome isn't perfect and the reflectivity is a bit overpowering in hand so I'm thinking I might dry brush the inside of the "wings" with a matt grey and/or matt varnish it, but it does stand as a nice centrepiece to the FT Iron Dibots (didn't like the Grinder sculpt) and works better than the Scoria boots on the actual MP. And it did get imported without hassle.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:27 pm

DOTM Space Case
Retool and redeco of the HFTD Terradive mold, here in translucent blue. I just really wanted on. He's sparkly blue translucent plastic and has a big pointy fork and a cross looking face. Love it.

Generations Thrilling 30 Blitzwing
Had it and sold it. Bought it again. I dunno, I know this mold isn't the best, but I really like it. His head's a bit fat to keep the nosecone flush in jet mode, but it otherwise all checks out. The colours are just nice and the plastics are nice and solid. Fun!

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Post by Denyer » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:04 pm

If you can still find, there's more than one 3P upgrade kit -- pretty sure the one I got is the Dr Wu one. The later Blitzwing worked better as the purple G2 Megs, and if I ever see one at a sane price will probably pick it up.

https://tfsource.com/dr-wu/dw-p17-blitz/

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Post by HeavyArms » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:00 am

Earthrise Trailbreaker, Fasttrack, Sunstreaker, Runamuck - I heard that these had arrived randomly during the week at my local shop through a sightings group I'm a member of and it was easier than buying online, so I picked them up.

Animated Sons of Cybertron: Optimus Prime and Rodimus Minor - I've been after a Rodimus Minor for a while but the Japanese clear version was the easiest version to get a hold of, strangely enough.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:22 pm

Denyer wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:04 pm
If you can still find, there's more than one 3P upgrade kit
Neat! Might keep my eye out for one. Not essential, as I'm happy enough with the figure as it is.

In new figure news:

Kingdom Airrazor
My my, what a beautiful figure she is. Lovely mix of plastic colours and paint to make her feel quality. Robot mode is stunning and the beast mode is good fun too. The poseable wings are nice and appreciated.

Kingdom Dinobot
Generally an excellent figure. A lot of work has clearly gone into the design and transformation. Head sculpts is brilliant, really capturing that 'unimpressed' look Dinobot wore for much of the show. The missteps for me are those weird pancake flat dino-mode 'hands'. They look like someone's smashed his wrists. The sword being painted purple is fine, I guess (why not silver?), but the tip is clearly textured to be painted up to form the tip of the tail in beast mode, but it hasn't been. Probably a good thing; the brown hue used is so dark, it'd look like he'd stuck his sword in a poo. I also miss the shield being able to spin.

...I am missing action features in Transformers toys. Doesn't have to be anything clever, but launching missiles and stuff... miss those.

Before I forget, can I just add how rubbish the pack in trading cards are? If only because every damn figure I've bought from Kingdom has had Optimus Prime packed in. Sometimes twice! Boo.

Works Mission G-TR Maximus w/ GT Sister Hiro
Bought the Megatron one of these a few years back - they're beefed up racing versions of the Alternity Convoy mold - and loved it. Been on the look out for the others from time to time. Landed me Maximus, whose equally as nice. The tampo detailing on these is insane. They look stunning. Love a good rally-type car with real-world ads and stuff on (still a big fan of Binaltech Smokescreen for this reason). The die-cast is nice, as are the rubber tyres. The arms are a bit of a mess, with the new tooling causing parts to bump into each other at the shoulder. Race Sister Hiro is cute, though my example is lacking the alternate hands these things come with. Super-articulated wee figure. From the days before race queens were consigned to the dustbin of history, I guess.

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Post by Warcry » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:51 am

Last weekend I ordered what I thought was an Energon Command Ravage from eBay. I say "thought", because what actually arrived was this:

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Something seemed off when I unboxed it, but it took me a while to realize what. The tan paint on the limbs and face was all wrong! It's supposed to be gold. Or at least, I thought it was! It's a pretty old toy, maybe I misremembered? But no, a quick Google showed nothing but pictures with a shiny face and details. I was very confused until I read that while the Hasbro figure used metallic bronzy-gold, the Takara one used a flat tan. So I appear to have accidentally bought a Superlink Command Jaguar Desert Type instead. The wiki makes it sound like this is a pretty rare toy, so that's neat.

Anyway, whatever you call him, Ravage here is a really nice toy. I had the standard Battle Ravage ages ago but moved on from it at some point, I think mainly because I thought the colours were a bit boring and I wanted to track down a Command Ravage instead. It took me probably ten years to actually do that, but I'm glad I finally have one, even if it's not quite the one I thought it was. This is just a good, solid Transformer all around...good articulation in both modes, a snappy transformation and tons of accessories. And the colours are great too, a nice change of pace from the standard Decepticon colours that Battle Ravage came in. Though TBH, after seeing how cheap the other deco is on eBay I'm pretty tempted to buy one of those as well.

The Energon Basics were some of the best toys to come out between the Beast era and the movies, and I really don't know why I moved so many of them on. Since Ravage is as good as I remember, I think I might need to track down at least Strongarm, Skyblast and Divebomb again.

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Post by Heinrad » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:49 pm

“So lemme get this straight. Ya got Minerva.”

Yes.

“Ya got Chopperface. Fer some reason.”

Yes.

-sigh- Yes.. Just live with it, fuzzball.

“Or keep complaining, Vermin. Then you won’t have to live with it anymore.”

“An’ now ya go an’ get THIS GUY?!?!?”

Look, nobody’s made a Transmetal Rattrap yet. Just calm down.

“Yeah, but HIM?!?”

Studio Series Hot Rod: Even though I pre-ordered him from BBTS, Roddy here was one of the few figures I saw in the wild today, let alone over the last few weeks. And I don’t know what they’re charging in other places, but he was slightly more than a deluxe, but not as much as a Voyager. And I have to say, I do like him. Although he broke the current streak of problem free Studio Series figures(2 easily transformable figures out of 10), but once I got everything in place, he came together wonderfully.

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Post by HeavyArms » Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:44 am

Studio Series Jazz, Kup, Blurr (All from The Transformers: The Movie) - Picked up from Target, I'm liking Jazz a lot, Kup's face makes him look old, so it's on point.

Animated Jazz - Won an eBay auction for him.

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Post by StoneCold Skywarp » Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:00 pm

X-Transbots Andras

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