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by Clay
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 317
Views: 98267

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Yeah, I spoke too soon. A good twelve hours after my shot, I had an episode of fever/chills/shivering for six hours or so. Seems to be over now... hopefully...
by Clay
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 317
Views: 98267

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Got shot #2 today. I don't feel like I'm dying or anything, but holy crap is my arm sore...

Apparently I go back for a booster shot sometime in September. I'm guessing I'll have to schedule that one as it gets closer.
by Clay
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6848
Views: 1166194

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

SS72 Starscream (from the Bumblebee movie): I liked the Blitwing figure and expected this to be very similar, but it really wasn't. It's fun in its own right and looks pretty nifty too. The alt mode reminds me of the T-16 Skyhopper Luke's playing with in ANH... it's very swooshable . Yeah, it's lik...
by Clay
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 377
Views: 174922

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

I spent way too long getting this set up.

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by Clay
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 317
Views: 98267

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

so we still don't know the effects on them in a large scale over a period of time. We still don't know the long term effects of covid19, but those are likely far worse. It isn't even like the vaccine stops you spreading it. It simply lessens the symptoms people have and as I'm said I'm happy to acc...
by Clay
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 377
Views: 174922

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

The reason I asked is because the first-wave BW toys just felt so uncharacteristically...unwieldy, I guess. Unwieldy is a good word for them. I understand what you mean. Enough so that I was wondering if a completely unfamiliar design team had done the whole job, as with the other toys you mentione...
by Clay
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6848
Views: 1166194

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I found the new BW Dinobot, G1 Inferno, and BBmovie Starscream Friday. They're neat. But Wednesday, I had Combiner Wars Devastator show up since Amazon has them in stock again at the original MSRP. He's big, but underwhelming. I have the 12" bootleg version Denyer recommended so I knew what to expec...
by Clay
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 377
Views: 174922

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Cybertron is last, and honestly least too. All of these figures feel exactly like Armada Wheeljack did: really cool designs that are twice as big as they should have been... The fact that so many Cybertron designs were so successfully downsized to Legends of Cybertron figures without losing any of ...
by Clay
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1870
Views: 597550

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Here's some Q&A from the hasbro people after the fan event thing: https://tformers.com/hasbro-transformers-roundtable-titan-class-beast-wars-shattered-glass-studio-series-86-more/41148/news.html Nothing really substantial or concrete, but just that they want to make more 1986 movie bots and more Bea...
by Clay
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 317
Views: 98267

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. I dunno. I got my first shot on the 1st with instructio...
by Clay
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 377
Views: 174922

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Also, I'm not sure how much of today's cooperative relationship between Hasbro and Takara was in place at that point...with the production of Beast Wars being farmed out to Kenner, did they still use Japanese sculptors and engineers for the Western figures? Or was all of that done in-house for four...
by Clay
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:27 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'm pretty sure the 2010 one was only Amazon-exclusive in the States, though. I bought mine off the shelf at a Toys'R'Us and unless my memory fails me it was stocked for nearly as long as the Armada or Energon ones were, and eventually ended up on clearance. I'd imagine a lot wound up with kids up ...
by Clay
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Anyone come across any customs or media of the Prime/Convoy prototypes?
Replies: 1
Views: 923

Re: Anyone come across any customs or media of the Prime/Convoy prototypes?

Best I can do is some scans from a generations book I bumped into a while back: https://imgur.com/a/SY9lORa There's two versions of the convoy prototype there. If you're thinking more in terms of fan art, I'm drawing a blank. Maybe try a lateral approach and look for art of the Diaclone reboot stuff...
by Clay
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:41 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

maybe it's a self-limiting survey being on social media with other crotchety old folk, but there doesn't seem to be as much interest online for Armada/Energon/Cybertron. Possibly because the TV shows weren't particularly memorable, more competition with other shows, etc. Maybe more fans will come o...
by Clay
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:08 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

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. Difference being that the people that would largely prefer the G1-ified version probably already have it ...
by Clay
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:29 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

I had to look it up, but the anniversary version came out around 2010/2011. It's more orange and has a different head sculpt. As for whether it's more sought after, I wouldn't necessarily assume that. Given that it's boxed, it's likely to be more appealing to a younger collector that was a kid when ...
by Clay
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1870
Views: 597550

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

More new stuff from the Hasbro live stream thing: https://tformers.com/hasbro-pulse-fans-fest-2021-live-transformers-news-reports/41069/news.html Several of them we already new about from leaks or what was shown a couple of days ago, but there are some genuine new reveals: + Titan Class The Ark - Ha...
by Clay
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:49 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

For common and current stuff, ebay will actually list what the item is trending at, which is helpful. For older and less common stuff, one of the best tools we have to figure out what a figure trades for is the "sold listings" option on ebay searches. After you've entered your search query, go to th...
by Clay
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Website Stuff
Topic: Site content and community revitalization project
Replies: 16
Views: 5058

Re: Site content and community revitalization project

Yeah, it's unfortunately not something that's really extant these days. Here's hoping.