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Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:04 am
by Tantrum
SS '86 Sweep - I may have seen Scourge in store once, didn't get him. Now that I have Cyclonus, this guy seemed more appealing. I'm still not interested in Kingdom Galvatrom, though. The old Energon figure will do nicely.

Cyberverse Arcee - Another figure I passed on at $20 (with Maccaddam part) but bought at $13. This is my first non-brick-built Arcee.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:44 pm
by Clay
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, it's an obscure and profane witchcraft like the kind you'd find in the non-Euclidian geometry of the sunken city of R'lyeh where dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. It's absolutely bonkers. I mean, seriously. Perfect sphere in planet mode, super-accurate robot mode, no-kibble, no parts-forming. The people that designed this need a cookie.

Also, I found a studio series Gnaw a week or more ago. His robot mode's cute. It's like he's wearing Uggs.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:31 pm
by Tantrum
Maybe Studio Cell can take a crack at Arcee. I knew the Cyberverse toy had a backpack. I just expected some effort be put into compacting it. The rear wheels fold into the cockpit, but that just means the cockpit sticks out farther behind the bot. Plus, the transformation puts quite a bit of stress on clear plastic.

The part of the bot that isn't backpack looks great, especially the face sculpt. The alt mode looks good and rolls well, though you can clearly see the folded up legs in the cockpit. I saw an Arcee design where the legs actually became the sides of the car, which solves a lot of problems. This was made less good in the T30 Acree, then abandoned entirely.

Gigawatt - I haven't opened this yet. I was visiting my parents for Thanksgiving, and they wanted ideas for birthday/Christmas gifts for me. I went on Amazon and found someone selling this guy for US$33, so I added it to their cart, along with a Rick and Morty comic I'd missed. Then, I saw him at a comic shop for $43, and was glad I'd found it on Amazon when I did.

A couple days later, it was still in the cart, because there wasn't enough to qualify for free shipping. The day after that, all that was in the cart was the comic. I don't know if my parents had bought the figure already, or if that seller had sold out. I was sick of thinking about this, so I went back to the comic shop and bought him. Worst case scenario, I end up with 2, and I'm a big enough BttF and TF fan that I'm OK with that.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:54 am
by HeavyArms
Kingdom Tracks, Wingfinger and Studio Series Jolt (Revenge of the Fallen) - From Big W, while discounted.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:13 am
by HeavyArms
Bumblebee with Sam (Revenge of the Fallen), Earthrise Scorponok - From Amazon AU during Black Friday Sale.