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by Tantrum
Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6892
Views: 1277930

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

If this happens to me again, I'll probably try removing the screw connecting the lower leg to the black peg, slide the black peg into the light blue upper leg, then reattach the lower leg via the screw. So, it did happen to me again. On both legs. And it turns out there are 3 screws on each leg tha...
by Tantrum
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6892
Views: 1277930

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

My Doubledealer's knee detached because I was mistransforming him. It's not a permanent problem, just a peg sliding out of a joint. But, the sculpt of the leg make it a pain to slide back on. What does yours look like? As far as I can tell the mushroom peg (which does slide slightly) would take for...
by Tantrum
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6892
Views: 1277930

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Folded and got the spy patrol cassette re-colours pack to go with Doubledealer. If he'd come with Knok and Skar I think he'd have justified the original RRP, it's nice being able to switch between them for different modes and weirdly it's an encouragement to actually transform the thing. Haven't ha...
by Tantrum
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1875
Views: 638309

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

I don't own Grotusque, Kingdom Primal, or that Bee mold, and the Blackarachnia is different enough from the one I own that I could be tempted to double dip. But, I'd need to see the set in person to be sure. Which means I'd have to drag myself to a Target 30 min away and hope there's one on the shel...
by Tantrum
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6892
Views: 1277930

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I finally opened Earthrise Doubledealer. His bot and vehicle modes are legitimately good. His vulture mode is so bad it's good. It's just a bit annoying getting the legs to tab into place when going from one to another. I picked up Furai model kit Autobot Megatron and Shattered Glass Optimus . I'd'v...
by Tantrum
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 129541

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Although, reading about the transmissibility of the Delta variant, I wonder if things are on the mend or if this is just the eye of the storm until a vaccine-resistant strain emerges. <sigh> https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/who-urges-fully-vaccinated-people-to-continue-to-wear-masks-as-delt...
by Tantrum
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6892
Views: 1277930

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

The two Battlemasters are fine, and it's nice to have them again included with a larger figure - as they should be. The toothpaste colour they've chosen for the wee robots is definitely a choice and they only have an eye colour to tell them apart. Couple of blast effects for those easily impressed ...
by Tantrum
Sat May 22, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)
Replies: 483
Views: 171716

Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

LEGO Classic 11016 Creative Building Bricks - As with the previous Classic set I bought, the parts for the builds on the box are in numbered bags, separate from the rest of the bricks. There's only 7 builds, and they're pretty simple, even by Classic box standards. And as with the previous Classic ...
by Tantrum
Wed May 19, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 129541

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

CDC: "Wear your mask whenever you leave your house. We can't be too careful." The Public: "What if we're outside and not near anyone? Or just passing people on the street? Do we really need masks then?" CDC: "OK, here's a list of circumstances where you do and don't need a mask." The Public: "This ...
by Tantrum
Mon May 17, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6892
Views: 1277930

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Thanks for the tip on Dinobot. I'm not concerned about the thigh swivel, I just noticed he didn't seem to have one when I tried to swivel his thighs because I thought that's how he transformed. As for finding him in store, I hit 3 Walmarts and a Target this weekend, and only saw him in one. I don't ...
by Tantrum
Sun May 16, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6892
Views: 1277930

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Friday was 2 weeks since my 2nd shot, so I went toy shopping for the first time this calendar year. Kingdom Dinobot - The highlight of the ones I've opened so far. It's just too bad they couldn't make the split tail weapon spin freely. There's no thigh swivel, but I think that would've confused me d...
by Tantrum
Thu May 06, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 129541

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

@Tantrum - hope your health continues to pick up. Sounds like you've had it rough :O I finally felt well enough to go into work on Wed, after staying home Mon and Tues. Even then, I wasn't 100%, so I spent the day getting on-line training modules out of the way, so I wouldn't have to think too hard...
by Tantrum
Mon May 03, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 129541

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I still haven't fully recovered from my 2nd Moderna shot 3 days ago. The actual side effects of the shot (chills, fever, nausea) are gone. But, having those all weekend screwed up my sleeping and eating schedules, so I'm still not feeling great. The same thing happens when I have a cold that lasts a...
by Tantrum
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 129541

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I was able to get my 2nd Moderna shot locally. On the 20th, I hadn't received official notice of my 2nd CT appointment. I checked the local place's website again, and saw some for today, the first day I'm eligible to get mine, having gotten my first on April 6th. I signed up. On the 21st, a bureaucr...
by Tantrum
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions
Replies: 1465
Views: 376766

Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

Bandai Minipla Voltron - I found this at Barnes & Noble last night for $63, not the $119 Amazon has. It's much more articulated than my current Lion Voltrons (LEGO Ideas, LEGO MOC, plastic set from 20-ish years ago with no elbows). Other than screwing up the eye stickers on the Yellow lion head/foo...
by Tantrum
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 129541

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

The vaccine has only been around a few months and they are already finding (all be it miniscule) possibilities of blood clots and it has barely been given to the under 40's so we still don't know the effects on them in a large scale over a period of time. I would just like it to have a few years wi...
by Tantrum
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 129541

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I dunno. I got my first shot on the 1st with instructions to simply come back to the same site on the 28th, with the next appointment basically being auto-scheduled. Is there any way to call the site/organization that you got your first dose from? I asked the lady who coordinated my first shot, and...
by Tantrum
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 129541

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Work's starting local distribution tomorrow (Fri). I don't know if this means I'll be able to get me 2nd dose here, or if I'll have to go to Groton again. I checked the website for local distribution, and there's no days in my 2nd dose window. Ivanka Trump got vaccinated today. The news was mainly a...
by Tantrum
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 129541

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I don't think it makes much difference. Pfizer have fiddled the testing slightly in terms of reporting figures that cast the best light (most effective age group etc) the same as others. Roughly speaking, for the two dose ones the first dose is about equivalent to having been infected (but without ...
by Tantrum
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 129541

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

My parents' 2nd shots went OK, so they'll be fully vaccinated sometime next week. Given the CDC guidelines that it's OK for vaccinated people to visit one unvaccinated household at a time, I've invited them down next weekend. This'll be the first time I've seen them since June. I get my first shot o...