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by Clay
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6963
Views: 1380081

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I got a Studio Cell Pumpkin about a month or more ago (Unicron). I only just now put him into planet mode. Any reservations I may have had regarding the price (about $400 in the States, which is still only 2/3s the Hasbro Unicron's MSRP) have been quelled by experiencing the transformation. Honestly...
by Clay
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2409
Views: 568958

Re: [The video game thread]

Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries Digital Jump Day Edition: As much as I love playing Mechwarrior, I don't know if I'm going to get used to the aiming system. I don't mind the up and down so much on the crosshairs, but having the left stick run the legs and the right run the direction you're looking in......
by Clay
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 378
Views: 150819

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Well that's scary as ****.

Is the medication they gave him a one-and-done kinda thing, or is going to need a regimen for a while?
by Clay
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 378
Views: 150819

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I've been back in a college classroom since August (on the other side of the lectern now), and it's gone... not terribly? Masks are mandatory inside, and I'd guess that probably ~60% of the students actually wear them properly. Fittingly enough, that's apparently about what the vaccination rate curr...
by Clay
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: TFCON BALTIMORE 2021: OCTOBER 22-24
Replies: 15
Views: 3910

Re: TFCON BALTIMORE 2021: OCTOBER 22-24

https://www.tfcon.com/schedule

I'm on the schedule for Saturday, yay!
6 pm – Panel: Nuances in Bay’s Noise: the Literary Faces of Optimus Prime | Panelist: Clay Wyatt – Key Ballroom 10-12 | Panel Room
by Clay
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: re-issued Beast Wars
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: re-issued Beast Wars

Yeah, I found these over the weekend myself.

They've also reissued the original Cheetor in addition to the three you mentioned.
by Clay
Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Cyberverse/Bumblebee Dinobots
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Cyberverse/Bumblebee Dinobots

Want me to have a look? I can probably find them, but the last time I mailed something to the UK (for Matt, I think), the postage rates seemed to have jumped.
by Clay
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey, what does everyone do for work now, anyway?
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: Hey, what does everyone do for work now, anyway?

As of a couple of months ago, I'm a college professor. I'm teaching a full time load of freshman composition classes. It's... exhausting, but fun.
by Clay
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6963
Views: 1380081

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

This is my take on giving Siege Crosshairs bigger wheels. That's really cool and I like it. I know that when I started collecting, I was mostly on about scale models of real-world stuff like Alternators, but over the years I've come to love the generic sci-fi look of "SPACE-[noun]" of the...
by Clay
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6963
Views: 1380081

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I've bought lots of stuff lately. Most of it has made me happy forever for a minute or two before the thrill wears off. I had the earth-mode Sideswipe and birb Skywarp two pack show up yesterday. Sideswipe... I should sell. I don't care about him. I just wanted AMERICA BIRB, because the Airrazor mol...
by Clay
Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1886
Views: 670590

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Doing it the crowdfunded way means they know exactly how much income a figure will generate without having to worry about producing a volume large enough to cover what goes on remainder or clearance I've thought about this some more, and while I still think it applies to Unicron, I'm not sure that ...
by Clay
Sun Aug 29, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1886
Views: 670590

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

A part of me hopes that this campaign fails because I really don't like the idea of billion-dollar companies like Hasbro using crowd-funding. They avoid taking any risk and guarantee themselves profits, while charging a higher price than they could get away with at retail and pocketing buyers' mone...
by Clay
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1886
Views: 670590

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

https://hasbropulse.com/products/transformers-victory-saber Victory Saber is finally getting a western debut, assuming it hits the crowdfunding numbers. I ordered two: one for myself, and one to resale later when the aftermarket prices skyrocket. Apparently there's a customer limit of 5, so it'll be...
by Clay
Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 405
Views: 221168

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Lio Convoy! Do love this one, he's probably the best of the RMs. If memory serves this is the metallic version? Looks like the same one I've got. <squints> I think that's the regular deco, not the metallic one. Hard to tell without them side by side, though. I, too, need to dig out my Robotmasters....
by Clay
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 378
Views: 150819

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

It's not great, no. One of the comments from the cable media engine that struck me as somewhat sage, however, is that the current collapse of the Afghani government was a foregone conclusion whether the withdrawal happened now, ten years ago, or ten years in the future. I think it may have been the ...
by Clay
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 378
Views: 150819

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

A couple of days ago I found out that my brother, who is vaccinated, tested positive and now has to quarantine for ten days (I haven't actually seen him in person since April, so there's no exposure to me from him, but he does live in the same area). And today I learned that a friend in Virginia, wh...
by Clay
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 405
Views: 221168

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

The display case actually catches my eye just as much as the Constructicons and friends, though. I feel like it compliments the colour of the figures nicely. It wouldn't be half as neat on a metal/glass shelf. It wasn't too expensive, I don't think... but I've had it for ten years or so. I got it m...
by Clay
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone watch Masters of the Universe Revelation? [spoilers]
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: Anyone watch Masters of the Universe Revelation? [spoilers]

I don't know much about it, but I watched the first episode to see what the complaining was about, and it was, I think the term for it is, a nothingburger. Seemed pretty obvious that they booted He-Man and Skeletor into a dimensional pocket so that they could spend the first arc or season of the sho...
by Clay
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 378
Views: 150819

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

With leadership like this, it's no wonder the public are having a hard time buying into, well public health. Won't argue that the former guy here in the US wasn't a force of nature for stupid unto himself, but here it's more of a bottom up problem now: Texas, Florida, and Missouri account for 40% o...