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by Warcry
Mon May 31, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 392
Views: 189567

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Long since got to a point where a lot of TFs don't get transformed, as the only entries that don't get displayed in robot mode are things like the Horrorcons, but I woudn't be satisfied with RED or Super7 for characters that are supposed to have alt-modes. The alt-mode kibble, engineering and knowi...
by Warcry
Mon May 31, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Anyone seen the Netflix show yet? (Minor spoilers)
Replies: 25
Views: 11475

Re: Anyone seen the Netflix show yet? (Minor spoilers)

From what I've heard, the third part is going to be posted in July. Though, again, I haven't seen any actual advertising. That's just through word of mouth. From what I heard, there aren't even any trailers yet. Oh, how far we've come, from using a tv show to advertise toys to using toys to advertis...
by Warcry
Sun May 30, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 392
Views: 189567

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

As for Kingdoms Beast Wars figures...I like the beast modes! I like that they're sticking with the intent of the original line - organic beast modes. I prefer these characters looking like actual animals, and not the smoothed out cartoons the limitations of CGI gave us at the time. I understand whe...
by Warcry
Fri May 28, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6866
Views: 1220828

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Heinrad is to blame for me buying both of these. Kingdom Dinobot A rather flawed toy, but I like it in spite of the flaws. The beast mode is a confluence of bad ideas -- those hands, that derpy head, conflating modern "realistic" raptor body proportions with 90s Jurassic Park style leathery skin -- ...
by Warcry
Mon May 24, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 392
Views: 189567

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

I spent way too long getting this set up. My main takeaway from this is that Rampage is huge . Sky Shadow is equally great! Boxy, simple to transform, and good articulation. He's a jet, a tank, a jettank, and a city. Add in the cross-play with Headmasters and the little drone ship, and you have a w...
by Warcry
Mon May 24, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6866
Views: 1220828

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Kingdom Beast Wars Megatron This is a toy that they've made, what, five or six times over by now? Beast Wars Megatron has to be one of the most revisited designs in the franchise, and unlike other old standards like G1 Optimus, there's not much they can do to shake up the formula. The dino legs are...
by Warcry
Sun May 16, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6866
Views: 1220828

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

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 during the transformation, so I don't miss it. I haven't gotten a Dinobot yet, or even seen one, but...
by Warcry
Sat May 15, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 337
Views: 114718

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Was finally able to get my first shot of Pfizer yesterday. My arm feels like its going to fall off. :( I was super impressed with how organized the site I went to appeared to be, though. The wait was less than fifteen minutes and they appear to be injecting around 1,000 people per hour. I was expect...
by Warcry
Sun May 09, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6866
Views: 1220828

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: 6866
Views: 1220828

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: 392
Views: 189567

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: 337
Views: 114718

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: 2039

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: 3569

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: 392
Views: 189567

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: 3569

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: 6866
Views: 1220828

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: 392
Views: 189567

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: 392
Views: 189567

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: 6866
Views: 1220828

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...