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by Warcry
Sun May 09, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6848
Views: 1166120

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Kingdom Airazor: Really impressed by this one. There's great articulation on display in both modes, and a great transformation with no unsightly kibble. I was really surprised by how smoothly the limbs folded up for bird mode. And since the alt-mode is a bird and not a car, Hasbro wasn't able to ru...
by Warcry
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6848
Views: 1166120

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

RiD Nightcruz, Scavenger and Mirage GT: I've owned all three of these toys before in different decos, but the cheery good guy colours really give them a new lease on life. Scavenger goes from the original's pea soup green and washed out orange to a really clean-looking blue and white, and looks lik...
by Warcry
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 377
Views: 174918

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

To the best of my knowledge, the only transformers that have ever been released by Hasbro without Takara's help are the 6" Titaniums, the marvel and star wars crossovers, and Energon Grimlock and Swoop. It took a good twenty minutes to find this, mostly because they reference the Japanese name Chee...
by Warcry
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 316
Views: 98256

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I'm not anti-vax and fully agree with them but my reasoning is I am happy to accept the risk to myself of Covid (about 1 in a thousand I think for under 40's in general and I'm in good health so possibly lower) whilst further time passes to see if there are side effects. Honestly, if you were only ...
by Warcry
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Questions about Beast Machines
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Questions about Beast Machines

Hasbro have made a few toys of Lio Convoy, so they acknowledge that he exists at the very least. And he was a pretty important character in IDW's Gathering and Ascending comics as well, but IDW wasn't very respectful of the Japanese shows and those books definitely didn't keep to the shows' canon. G...
by Warcry
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: unicron Armada, reflector and catalog brochures, promo posters
Replies: 20
Views: 1558

Re: unicron Armada, reflector and catalog brochures, promo posters

I didn't know that! That's neat. But I would still weight the Armada one more heavily as it basically had the back 50% of the Armada cartoon pushing it. You're probably right. I'd also guess that a lot of kids who bought it, bought it to be Armada Unicron anyway since that was their exposure to the...
by Warcry
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 377
Views: 174918

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

As I say above, I think they may have started out as internal proof-of-concept customs for what became TM2s. Or, they may have started as their own wacky remolds for retail sale that, upon reflection, they liked and developed into the general 'look' of the TM2s for the following year. Again, we'll ...
by Warcry
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: unicron Armada, reflector and catalog brochures, promo posters
Replies: 20
Views: 1558

Re: unicron Armada, reflector and catalog brochures, promo posters

There's also the hair to split about the Armada version being a general retail item aimed at kids at the time, and the 2010 version being an online exclusive aimed more towards adult collectors. I'm pretty sure the 2010 one was only Amazon-exclusive in the States, though. I bought mine off the shel...
by Warcry
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6848
Views: 1166120

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Last weekend I ordered what I thought was an Energon Command Ravage from eBay. I say "thought", because what actually arrived was this: https://i.imgur.com/mXleA14m.jpg 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! ...
by Warcry
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 377
Views: 174918

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

The Easter Bunny delivered junk food to some houses over the weekend. A Stampy brought ours. https://i.imgur.com/sSa0mxa.jpg What kills me, absolutely kills me, is that the Transtech designs were even weirder , but because those were never made, some people are quite vocal about wanting them. I've a...
by Warcry
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 377
Views: 174918

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Yeah, looking back over the list of figures, the first 12 or 18 months of molds are relatively conventional and 'normal' design-wise (reusing animal limbs for robot mode and the like). It's really the BWNeo stuff and Transmetal 2s where they went crazy. I feel like the weirdness scaled up every yea...
by Warcry
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6848
Views: 1166120

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

his spinny tail thing Does it actually, properly spin like the old toy? Not gonna lie, that would probably convince me to buy the thing right then and there. Oddly enough, getting Dinobot might have convinced me to not get Kingdom Rattrap. I think the Generations Rattrap scales with him better. The...
by Warcry
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 377
Views: 174918

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

I opened my RiD trunk and what were the first things I came across? Only the 2003 Dinobots! Your links aren't working on mobile for me, for whatever reason. They're fine on my laptop though. The only one of these that I have is Terranotron...picked him up in a trade with a fellow Archiver a few yea...
by Warcry
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6848
Views: 1166120

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

So, some gubbins turned up this week which took the edge of my dad suddenly passing away on Tuesday :( I'm really sorry to hear that. :( No matter how old or young they are, or how expected or unexpected it was, losing a parent is never easy. Beast Wars Neo Stampy Vs Sling I have these guys! The fu...
by Warcry
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 377
Views: 174918

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Seems that way, doesn't it. For a time I really wanted that Beast Wars Returns Blackarachnia ( Beast Machines in Japan), but holy f*** is that thing ludicrously (and frankly, arbitrarily) priced on the secondary market. I'm not sure it's that arbitrary, really. They're not just your bog-standard Ta...
by Warcry
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 377
Views: 174918

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

You meanie, you have a Rapticon! :( I'm one of those odd ones that actually likes the original use of the mold, even if the arms are admittedly a confusing mess. But I agree, the TM2 Dinobot mold wears these colors so much better. That shiny cobalt blue is doing something for me, and the detailing ...
by Warcry
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6848
Views: 1166120

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Beast Wars Transmetal Waspinator: You know what one of the best parts about collecting Beast Wars toys is? Thanks to 90s toy speculators, MISB or MOSC stuff is usually cheap enough that you can buy it with the intention of opening it and not have to question your own sanity for doing so. I love bei...
by Warcry
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6848
Views: 1166120

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Three new arrivals from eBay today! Beast Wars Jetstorm: Way cuter than I expected from a Predacon bug! The head sculpt is adorable. The fact that it's just blatantly hanging out there in beast mode is even more so. Dragonfly mode is super slick. Robot mode less is so, it's pretty pudgy and not very...
by Warcry
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 377
Views: 174918

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Lines like Beast Machines that don't do well at retail frequently become sort after down the line. I suspect why prices have crept up recently. I think you're right. No one wants to buy them, so no one bothers selling them, and eventually the very limited supply sinks to a level where it meets the ...
by Warcry
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 377
Views: 174918

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

All right, this is the excuse I needed to go dig out the BW toys I've been talking about digging out for months. Time to WEIRD OUT THE NEIGHBOURS BY PLAYING WITH TOYS ON THE FRONT LAWN \o/ Do it! If the neighbours don't think you're weird you're not trying hard enough. The brilliant graphic design ...