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Post by Halfshell » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:24 pm

Halfshell wrote:Good to see they've even reproduced Takara's quality control, what with Snarl having a flaked torso already and his left fist being backward.
Oh, and Grimlock doesn't seem able to actually hold his weapons. Not gonna bother with the others. Might just display em all in dino mode and switch the WSTF versions to robot mode.
Cliffjumper wrote:Hound's the other one that amazes me, he must have had the same RRP as Inferno, who's about twice the size.
Maybe they justified it as Hound being the price point, and all the others are just extra extra value?

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Post by Sades » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:18 pm

Picked up Backfire and Ravage from Hunt for the Decepticons. Toyed with them a bit last night, don't quite know if I like them yet- Ravage's "jet mode" or missile mode or whatever the hell he's supposed to be seems weak sauce. Not a heck of a lot of articulation but it be tiny, yo... it'll display nice, IMO.

Bludgeon had a bit of stressed plastic when I got him out of the box. I was slightly peeved, as it's close to breaking now. But at least it's a non-essential part. He is pure awesomeness otherwise, so far.
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Post by Catalyst Dragon » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:43 am

Yesterday was the last day of the TRU Hasbro blow out sale... thing... at least for the online store, So I decided to take advantage of it and ordered

PCC Aerialbots 5-pack, and since the whole deal is buy one get one half off I also grabbed a TFA Cybertron mode Rachet for only $2.99!!!

And with any luck my order from hasbrotoyshop.com will be in tommarrow, which should have my Generations Thrust and PCC Huffer.

Of course, now I don't have enough money for the things I need...
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Post by TMM » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:05 pm

Just purchased on ebay - HFTD Deluxe ironhide and ROTF Gathering at the nemesis

this adds to my ROTF collection, and also with the megatron figure completes my 2007 movie characters collection (was just awaiting megatron for that one)

i actually have the orange the fallen figure, so will be cool to get the normal colours too to put next to it, also it has a different colour scheme soundwave, so that won't look out of place either! :D

need to photo my collection me thinks
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Post by Sades » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:54 am

So, Backfire is nice. But Backfire would be nicer if the pegs lined up and fit in with their opposite complimentary bits so that when I transformed it into vehicle mode the pieces fit together.

Annoying. It's easily fixed, but IMO I shouldn't have to.
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Post by Sir Auros » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:36 pm

Bought my first Transformers in several months the other day. The Power Core Combiners Combaticons set. It kind of sucks that they aren't individual robots, but the auto-transformations are so slick that I think that makes up for it.

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Post by Paul053 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:30 pm

My Walmart site-to-store order for generation Thrust is at the store now. Oh, I can't wait to leave now.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:38 pm

For those of you (well, mainly Cliffy I'll bet) who've tried several of the funky boxed bootlegs: Are Halfshell's problem's likely to be a one off freakish thing just with his set or are they all likely to be like that?
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Post by Civ » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:58 pm

Newest acquisitions for me are fairly lengthy since I finally got a job, I did a wee bit of a splurge (I was happy, alright?):
  • The Warbot a.k.a. Springer
  • The Rumble and Frenzy gun customs that are non-Hasbro
  • Shadow Warrior
  • 2007 Movie Ironhide to replace the one that broke.
  • Movie Hoist
  • Movie Mixmaster (nice vehicle mode, crappy robot mode)
  • War for Cybertron for the PC
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Post by TMM » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:03 pm

So my gathering at the nemesis pack came today, it's very cool!

So now I have the normal colour variant of the fallen, I previously had the fiery orange one. Also soundwave has a g1 colour scheme so I now have the normal ROTF soundwave and a cool g1 colour scheme variant!

Now the main reason I bought this pack was for old megatron, now this is ROTF set but has the 2007 movie figure, but with a better colour scheme. This figure gets some bad press in my opinion, it has a cool look and transformation to it, the only issue with it, is the god awful ice parts!

Also does anyone know why both megatron and the fallen have those stupid springy feet, they're a ball ache to get stood up properly!
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Post by Sades » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:59 pm

So I was cleaning the closet in prep for my move and I found a ton of unopened toys I completely forgot I owned. :o I'm pretty sure some were gifts from last Christmas, and a couple were impulse buys. It was like Christmas all over again. I found:

Universe Hound and Ravage
Interrogator Barricade
ROTF Smokescreen
ROTF Sideswipe
ROTF Scalpel
Cybertron Scrapmetal

There's a couple others that I haven't had time to look at yet sitting in a storage bin somewhere in my living room. I know that Animated Snarl is somewhere and the boyfriend recently picked up an Animated Arcee for me, as well.

I'm really looking forward to opening these once I get settled.

edit: Holy cows. Universe Ironhide, Universe Smokescreen, ROTF Chromia... how the hell did I forget these existed? It's like I just won the toy lottery.

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Post by TMM » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:51 am

Sades wrote:edit: Holy cows. Universe Ironhide, Universe Smokescreen, ROTF Chromia... how the hell did I forget these existed? It's like I just won the toy lottery.
I wish i had bought a ticket to that :(
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Post by Sades » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:05 pm

Well, I paid for most of them so I guess it's not really like winning the lottery. it IS really really cool, however.

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Post by Catalyst Dragon » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:36 pm

The PCC Aerialbots and Animated Cybertron Rachet came in yesterday.

Rachets cool, uses a darker red than the first one and is roughly 20% larger as well. In Alt. mode anyways.

Aerialbots are cool I guess. I honestly think Huffer(using Caliburst in armor mode) looks better with them than Skyburst. Either way combined form stands no taller than the average Voyager class.
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Post by Savannahtron » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:53 am

Picked up PCC Aerialbots and Combaticons today. Have to say, I am glad the price point was $19.99. I like the Combaticons more than the Aerialbots. I guess they are saving Superion/Bruticus for some store brand recolor exclusive.

Kind of strange paying $20 for what is essentially a voyager class that breaks down into a scout class toy with 4 legends class sized drones. Generic names like "Attack helicopter". Hahaha.

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Post by The Reverend » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:41 am

G1 Doublecross. Admittedly an impulse buy.

EDIT - Must say, overall, the dragon mode is a surprise - sure, its articulation and posing were excelled by much of BW, but I expected less.

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Post by Sades » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:48 am

Doublecross is bitchin'. I almost bought him awhile back but went with Grotusque instead.
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Post by Ackula » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:53 am

Well I got this today, from a good friend at work who went to SDCC last weekend. I haven't broken it out of the box yet, so I can't really comment on the figure at all, but the whole packaging is fairly nice. I'm still trying to decide if I want to keep it or sell it to be honest...

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Post by Auntie Slag » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:31 pm

Does Blaster's visor move up and down to reveal the eyes underneath? I ask because in the old Marvel comics he was first depicted with the visor down (in the Smelting pool saga), and he looked so cool.

I despised it later on when he was stylised as a fat, normal eyed robot. Not a patch on his cool, dynamic, take-no-prisoners roister-doistering-initial-Budianskied self.
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Post by Thunderwave » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:44 pm

Picked up HFTD Brimstone today.

I'm pretty impressed with the little guy. He looks evil and skeletal, plus he's got a pretty unusual transformation scheme for a motorcycle, at least from the bikes I've seen.

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