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Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:06 am
by HeavyArms
Studio Series Roadbuster - From Big W, not on sale.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:34 pm
by Warcry
Siege Omega Supreme

They finally got me!

I thought T30 Metroplex was ugly. Fortress Maximus transformed into Fortress Maximus taking a nap and had none of the accessories that made the original look cool. Trypticon, admittedly, was awesome -- but so is the original and I'm way too attached to that to upgrade. I don't care about Devastator or Predaking at all. And as much as I've always loved Scorponok, he's not a Titan in my head and like Fort Max, he's missing lots of the original's cool parts. But Omega Supreme was always the one I figured I'd wind up with, even before they actually made one. The design has so much character, it doesn't really NEED any accessories to be cool and the alt-mode looks like a real base! But he was super scarce up here when he came out, so I never really had a chance to get one. I'd heard that some Toys'R'Us stores had him in stock when they reopened after quarantine, but honestly didn't give it any thought until I ran into one while out on a toy-shopping trip with my son (the first time I've felt comfortable taking him anywhere public in three months!)

So...Omega. I'll probably regret it once I get my credit card bill at the end of the month, but **** it, I've barely spent any money in the last three months. I have a hard time saying he's actually worth the money, but he's fun! The base mode is great (the little guy was racing Hot Wheels around it). The rocket is stupid huge and lots of fun to swoosh around. The transformation, thankfully, is actually really basic and not the complex mess I'd been dreading. The robot mode is stable and I love having him hoist Decepticons up in his claw. He can toss around a combiner, if you get the balance right!

Regret may also set in when I try to find somewhere to put him, because he's even bigger than I expected. But, honestly, this is a really cool giant robot. I'm glad I was eventually able to track one down.

Countdown is a pretty cool extra. So are the pile of blast effects. Honestly, with how stingy Hasbro usually seems to be with Titans, Omega really feels like he made out well. I guess it's because he doesn't have a Deluxe-sized robot that integrates into him like the others did? But he feels like a legit playset, which is what a Transformer this size really should be.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:16 am
by Denyer
I think you're their ideal customer... personally I don't think the gestalts and Omega fit at the titan class size point, it's just the four citybots, but if you're skipping those it fits into a collection better.

Not sure where the hell I'm going to fit Scorponok in scorpion mode. Possibly displacing things that are already on top of the printer.

I picked up a parted-out transparent blue Siege Mirage, since there was a main line one for a change. Is transparent plastic really so bad that it can't be used for both parts of a joint (if so how come it's okay as one part)? And I'm kind of surprised no outline faction symbol as in the absence of one TFs always feel a bit KO-ish, but maybe that was due to the planned Decepticon version.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:31 am
by Warcry
I think their ideal customer would have bought the previous Titans too! But I get what you mean. I just like the design, and don't care enough about Omega as a character to be bothered by him being massively out of scale (and he definitely is, to me, since I mostly remember him from Marvel). Ironically the size DOES put me off of Scorponok and Fort Max, since they're actually relevant characters in my head. I'm kind of tempted to order a Zeta Toys Ford to scratch my "Leader Class Maximus" itch this summer, if local shops get them in or stuff starts arriving more reliably from China. Too bad no one has made a comparable-sized Scorponok to go with him, yet!

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:26 pm
by Denyer
True, and I suppose there'll be Omega/Devastator/Predaking displays out there too by people who mainly collect legend, voyager or MP car class who swell the numbers by Omega being the only Autobot that fits. Our local store (Smyths) must have sold some of them at full price, ditto Trypticon and expectations for Scorponok.

The Toyworld Max is a nice mould, blocky aesthetic but poseable as well, would recommend. There are some https://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/ ... s.1093760/ options for a fairly matched sized Scorpy by now but no particularly good ones.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:58 pm
by ganon578
SS 49 Bumblebee Nice figure. I basically feel the same way about this figure as SkyQuake mentioned, so there's no need to retread that. :up:

SS 51 Soundwave Another good solid figure. The transformation is simpler than other SS figures I have, but in a good way. Even though he doesn't show much color variation, there's enough of a mix of grey and silver to break it up. Overall very solid, but the wheels aren't pinned. I had to fix one a bit since it wouldn't spin at all. But I really like him.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:10 am
by HeavyArms
Siege Soundbarrier - Bought from Target.

Generations Selects Seacons Overbite & Seacons Tentakil - Picked up from post office, from Mighty Ape.

Studio Series Constructicon Scrapper & Sentinel Prime - Both from Big W, both were part of there Toy Sale so were quite cheap.

Netflix Hotlink with Heatstroke and Heartburn - Bought from K-Mart, would have liked the battle masters to have been different figures instead of the same figure.