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by Warcry
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6763
Views: 998893

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I feel like I've never seen a lot of those toys in person at all. Unless my memory fails me, Prime and Beast Hunters came out during the time period when local toystores were in full Beehive mode, flooded with multiple Movie and Prime figures of the character that choked up the distribution of new f...
by Warcry
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Predaking and Stampy, and other stories
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Predaking and Stampy, and other stories

Those are adorable!

(I'm very sorry to hear about your cats. We've only had ours for a year and a bit but I know I'll be heartbroken one day when they're not around anymore.)
by Warcry
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6763
Views: 998893

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

The person who got my package yesterday brought it to me, so they're better at deliveries than the postal service! Beast Hunters Lazerback: ...immediately reminds me why I never got into these guys at the time. The colours are just terrible, and he looks like a dollar-store knockoff. Since he was th...
by Warcry
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2363
Views: 397634

Re: [The video game thread]

I could do the Cave of Ordeals When I was talking about this game with a friend a while back, I think I called this the "Cave of Mild Inconveniences". It really doesn't feel like an ordeal, except in the sense of being super time consuming and kind of boring. Beating it really should feel like an a...
by Warcry
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6763
Views: 998893

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I got Kingdom Vertebreak a few days ago. The mold is cute, but the colours really detract from it. In pictures it seemed like there would be more contrast than there is in real life. There's a lot of nice paint-fades designed to make it look like her bones are two different colours, but the colours ...
by Warcry
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 301
Views: 136338

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Yeah, even though it's not out of the realm of possibility that they'll make a new-mold version of basically anybody at this point, the Quake we did get is actually really nice. The color deco is pretty and not used terribly often. I'm not even sure how you'd make the robot mode look any more like ...
by Warcry
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6763
Views: 998893

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I'm really surprised by how much positive feedback I've seen about Cyclonus. He looks so awkwardly bulky and clunky in pictures. I'm guessing he doesn't feel that way in hand? Toy stores are still closed around here but my first figure of 2021 arrived in the mail. Kingdom Paleotrex feels a lot more ...
by Warcry
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 301
Views: 136338

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Some great choices! Generations Brainstorm (2014) Prime Robots In Disguise Vehicon (2012) I remember hunting around everywhere for these guys back in the day, and always coming up empty. I suppose Brainstorm is probably a technically "worse" toy than the TR figure that followed a few years later and...
by Warcry
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 301
Views: 136338

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

That Megatron would definitely make my five year old's list of favourite Transformers, though! For a while there he would spend all day running around the house with it going ""Yeeeees..." But somehow, Robot Masters was seventeen years ago. I kind of don't want to believe that. I'm also in denial ab...
by Warcry
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 301
Views: 136338

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

I had to Google that because I haven't read Spotlight: Kup in over a decade. Obviously I need to start following along with your IDW revisitation!

It's a lot less gruesome than I remembered it being. Just pop the right arm and leg off their ball joints and you're most of the way there.
by Warcry
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 301
Views: 136338

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

After realizing how many of my favourite toys hail from the distant past of 2010 (a great year for Transformers toys!), I realized that I couldn't call them "the best X of the last decade!" anymore! That got me wondering what my favourite toys from the decade that just ended (2011 to 2020) were, and...
by Warcry
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2363
Views: 397634

Re: [The video game thread]

Thirteen-odd years late to the party, I've finally played Portal . I honestly can't remember the last time I had this much fun playing a game. It's a simple game with exactly one game mechanic, but it's a mechanic that works really well and really makes you think laterally. Towards the end of the ga...
by Warcry
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays (delete as applicable)
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays (delete as applicable)

Merry...Boxing Day I guess! I hope everyone had a good Christmas. Old ones are the hideously pixelated best ones :up: THIS ISN'T A HOLIDAY, THERE'S SO MUCH WORK TO DO This was the most relaxing Christmas has been in six years for us! Being in lockdown means we actually got to stay home all day and p...
by Warcry
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6763
Views: 998893

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

My wife spoiled the hell out of me with three really nice figures! Generations Selects Black Roritchi: I don't know if I've ever owned a toy whose colour changes as much under different light conditions. In daylight he's a brilliant gold. Sitting at my desk with a couple lamps on at night time, you ...
by Warcry
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6763
Views: 998893

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

For whatever reason, the head that looks terribly silly on Earthrise Megs looks totally right on the G2 version. Earthrise Autobot Clones: I totally forgot that I bought these guys. Or maybe more accurately, I preordered them months ago and immediately wrote them off because Amazon Canada has been m...
by Warcry
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)
Replies: 480
Views: 127931

Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

I generally have more nostalgia for the toys than the show, and have been kind of bummed that the Jetfire toys homage the latter. Even when they have the masked face, they still have the wings out Seeker style instead of folding away G1 toy style. I'm not sure if I would agree with that. The most r...
by Warcry
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2363
Views: 397634

Re: [The video game thread]

I absolutely adore Majora's Mask , and all the things that Tantrum calls out as negatives are the things I like the most about it! I really enjoy that the game forces to you actually make progress, and think about what you're going to do to make the most of your 72 hours in-game. I wouldn't want eve...
by Warcry
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6763
Views: 998893

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Earthrise Race Track Patrol : I got these guys two weeks ago and didn't bother to post about it, which probably tells you how exciting they weren't. Their colours are really striking, except the pink one's legs are only painted on the front, so he looks a bit cheap from any angle except dead on. Bu...
by Warcry
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6763
Views: 998893

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Earthrise Smokescreen: Is this the first toy that was actually made to be Smokescreen first and foremost? I think it might be! The Alternator is probably the other one that comes close, but that one was really made to be an Impreza first and foremost and it was just a stroke of luck that it made su...
by Warcry
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 240
Views: 54260

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

2.8% of RI residents have tested positive. To get to 70%, the number would have to double 4.1 times. 4.1 times 5 months is 20 months, so June 2022. That's a lot faster than not overwhelming our health care system, but probably/hopefully not faster than it'll take to develop and distribute a vaccine...