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by Tantrum
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6395
Views: 568856

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Vintage Rumble & Ravage - $20 seemed kind of steep for these. I figured $16 since that's what two mincars go for, and these are about the same size. These were the only ones left, and all the Soundwaves from last week were gone. So, I figure I can't wait for clearance like i did with Optimus. I ope...
by Tantrum
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6395
Views: 568856

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Siege Brunt - This is my second non-micromaster Siege figure, the other being Flywheels. Maybe someday I'll get a Siege toy that doesn't come apart to transform. The intended partsforming to transform Brunt from bot to tank isn't bad. But, the first time I tried to transfrom him, the elbow detached...
by Tantrum
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6395
Views: 568856

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

The Ollie's nearish me hasn't had anything for TFs for a while. I think they made out with TRU's closing and Walmart not stocking TLK Hot Rod, but those were anomalies. I haven't even bothered going my last two opportunities. At regular stores, I've found: Cyberverse Warrior Slipstream - This is a r...
by Tantrum
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Transformers News & Rumours
Topic: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more
Replies: 1733
Views: 352955

Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

I mean, I know you're joking... but are you? I certainly hope so. I'm just glad those TR boxsets with the clones didn't pan out. If they'd sold well enough to do all 4, we'd probably get each Seacon in a different boxset with Cyberverse figures repainted into original characters that don't appear i...
by Tantrum
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6395
Views: 568856

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Vintage Optimus Prime Walmart finally clearanced these down to $25, which was enough for me to bite. I'm still trying to decide if I'll put his stickers on or not. The extended holes in his hands look a bit awkward when he's not holding a weapon. fortunately, they gave him another, slightly differe...
by Tantrum
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Transformers News & Rumours
Topic: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more
Replies: 1733
Views: 352955

Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

And here's Generations Piranacon in gray prototype . Looks like all six Seacons are present and the weapon mode for the combiner is retained. <sigh> How much? The way things are going, I'm guessing they won't be much (if any) more than regular retail, but they will all be store exclusives at differ...
by Tantrum
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Photo Uploads
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Photo Uploads

I see the Attachments tab next to the Options tab below the text entry field here in the Reviews subforum, but not here. Could you enable it with the 512 kB/image limit? I've made more stuff, but have long since forgotten my Photobucket info.
by Tantrum
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Transformers News & Rumours
Topic: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more
Replies: 1733
Views: 352955

Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

I also owned G1 Reflector, and was looking forward to the toy-based deco. I like the looks of the individual bots, and even find the spaceships OK. But the camera mode is awful, especially the asymmetrical color scheme. The original toy was 3 distinct looking robots coming together to form a cohesiv...
by Tantrum
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Transformers News & Rumours
Topic: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more
Replies: 1733
Views: 352955

Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

In order of excitement: Apeface looks great, especially the expression/smile in gorilla mode. It looks like Titanmaster legs on the top of the gorilla head, too. The jet is even blockier than most TFs, but I guess in this case it's G1 accurate. I like Spinister's color scheme. It looks like he has a...
by Tantrum
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6395
Views: 568856

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

CHUG Powerglide - from a comic shop. He's got his gun, but is missing the missle and instructions. He wasn't too hard to figure out, though I didn't think to extend the legs until I looked him up on tfwiki. This is the grey Ultra sized figure, with Ultra apparently meaning Leader sized head and upp...
by Tantrum
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6395
Views: 568856

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I just (mostly) transformed MP-05 Megs for the first time. The only things that gave me real trouble was the left shoulder panel, which kept popping off. I put it aside until I transformed the rest of him, then popped it back on. It didn't quite line up, so I'm using the safety lever to disguise the...
by Tantrum
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6395
Views: 568856

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Cyberverse Warrior Optimus Prime w/Trailer - Some Walmarts have clearanced these down to $5, which was low enough to get me to bite. I'm pleasantly surprised. It's probably not worth full price, but I'm definitely happy with it. Optimus is OK. I definitely own worse, like the CHUG Deluxe. Due to hi...
by Tantrum
Fri May 17, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6395
Views: 568856

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

SS #20 - gold VW Bumblebee & (not gold) cassettes - Gamestop marked this down to $50, which is far closer to normal store-exclusive-price-gouging than the $70 they originally asked. I guess they're making room for Ectotron.
by Tantrum
Tue May 07, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6395
Views: 568856

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

SS Dropkick is going to be (heavily) retooled into SS 45 helicopter Drift. I wonder if Drift'll be bigger. SS is supposedly aiming for consistent robot mode scale, which would make SS 45 Drift the same height as SS 36 Mercedes Drift, who is TLK Drift with a new head. That's about the size of SS Stin...
by Tantrum
Sat May 04, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6395
Views: 568856

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Siege Laserbeak & Ravage - Laserbeak's bird mode is great. But, it doesn't actually transform into a cassette. From the front, he's a flat rectangle, which look good. In the back, there's several gaps. Ravage has a better cassette mode, but a weak animal mode. His forelegs' upper arms are poofy, li...
by Tantrum
Wed May 01, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Me, Dano.
Replies: 126
Views: 25741

Re: Book Me, Dano.

I'm currently reading two books. The LEGO Book (New Edition) - A photo history of the LEGO company. There's text, too, but largely captions or descriptions of the accompanying photos. The first few dozen pages are about the pre-brick days, when the company focused on wooden toys, like those ducks wi...
by Tantrum
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Other Toys, Cartoons & Comics
Topic: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions
Replies: 1349
Views: 159887

Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

My wife's brother and his family gave me a Toys'R'Us gift card as a belated birthday gift. When I first read this, I thought your brother-in-law was being a horrible a-hole. Then, your location field reminded me you're in Canada. I got Gwenpool on clearance at Walgreen's. I know nothing about the c...
by Tantrum
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GOT anyone? [SPOILERS]
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: GOT anyone? [SPOILERS]

Nope! I am one of the seven people in the world who doesn't watch this show. I'm another. I tried watching the pilot a few years ago when HBO had a free trial weekend. It went exposition, exposition, exposition, Dinklage under a pile of hookers. I couldn't even tell the guys doing the exposition ap...
by Tantrum
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6395
Views: 568856

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I opened SS 34 Megatron . He's OK. I feel like I should be more impressed with him, as I can't find any particular faults. But, I just find him OK. Like the SS Voyager, the bot torso is hollow. The cloak covers it up well, though. The chain mesh only seems to fit one way. One leg of the mesh has two...
by Tantrum
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6395
Views: 568856

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I opened a couple and bought 1 more. Cyberverse Prowl - About what I expected, which is good. Ball jointed shoulders and hips, swivel head, and hinged elbows and knees (kinda). The knees are hinged for transformation, and lock into place when straight. If you try to bend them just a few degrees, the...