Transformers |OT| Transform and Roll Out!

HigXx

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Weltall Zero

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Siege Ratchet is up at walgreens.com... for 11.99


which is good because shipping is a whopping 5.99 (but still cheaper than if you actually found him in a store).

I couldn't find anything else to pair with him and I would've had to buy 3 to get free shipping so I just bit the bullet.
Well, I would gladly pay $18, let alone $12, but...

Atleast he is available in your country
Exactly this. :D
 

Neo0mj

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TFSource is having a pretty good sale right now. Make Toys' Not-Black Zarak is $200, 50% off!

 

Weltall Zero

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Dongs Macabre

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I guess since their alt modes are kind of all just blocks with detail they'll be easier to engineer. Plus I don't think they need to compete with any third-party products here.
 

Keldroc

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XTB announced a Raiden at TFCon in March. I'm guessing that's cancelled now.

The primary reason for this is probably a combination of the simple engineering and the fact that good guys sell much better than bad guys in Japan. And Japan loves trains, and it looks like there's some real life train licensing involved here. I'm interested but am wondering about the price tag.
 

SolidChamp

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Hey gang, just checking in to see if anyone here bought the Siege Omega Supreme?

It was on sale at the Toys R Us here in Taipei so I grabbed it “for my son” for Christmas.

Just wanted to hear some impressions.

EDIT: Just an FYI, regardless of anything, I saved almost $100 (USD) on this thing.
 

mrmoose

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Hey gang, just checking in to see if anyone here bought the Siege Omega Supreme?

It was on sale at the Toys R Us here in Taipei so I grabbed it “for my son” for Christmas.

Just wanted to hear some impressions.

EDIT: Just an FYI, regardless of anything, I saved almost $100 (USD) on this thing.
I think he's worth it even at full price... massive (though not quite as massive as the city formers), if I were to nitpick I don't really love his puny shoulders, the tank turret not being able to turn, the fiddliness of the rocket panels and the sheer size of the tank compared to the track (to be honest there's not much they could have done there), but otherwise, just pure greatness.
 

SolidChamp

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I think he's worth it even at full price... massive (though not quite as massive as the city formers), if I were to nitpick I don't really love his puny shoulders, the tank turret not being able to turn, the fiddliness of the rocket panels and the sheer size of the tank compared to the track (to be honest there's not much they could have done there), but otherwise, just pure greatness.
Very nice. Sounds like a real winner, and a great value for the price I got him at. Can’t wait for my boy to open him up on Christmas.
 

Keldroc

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I think he's worth it even at full price... massive (though not quite as massive as the city formers), if I were to nitpick I don't really love his puny shoulders, the tank turret not being able to turn, the fiddliness of the rocket panels and the sheer size of the tank compared to the track (to be honest there's not much they could have done there), but otherwise, just pure greatness.
I'd also add that the hips and thighs don't work for Omega at all. Reusing the Metroplex/Fort Max hips and thighs was a mistake, the prototype looked much better. Still a pretty great figure especially in terms of play value but you can feel the cost saving measures there.
 

SolidChamp

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I'd also add that the hips and thighs don't work for Omega at all. Reusing the Metroplex/Fort Max hips and thighs was a mistake, the prototype looked much better. Still a pretty great figure especially in terms of play value but you can feel the cost saving measures there.
You’re speaking in terms of aesthetics?
 

Maligna

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Anyone know of any online stores that are still selling Takara's Transformers Legends LG29 Wheelie?

Titans Return Wheelie just isn't cutting it on my movie shelf. His inaccurate colors are killing me.
 

Keldroc

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Get thee to eBay. They go for about $60 now, so I hope those orange thighs make you really happy.
 

Maligna

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Get thee to eBay. They go for about $60 now, so I hope those orange thighs make you really happy.
It's the grey boots and the clear windshield instead of black. :P

But more the fact that all my other 86' bots I made sure to get the most cartoon accurate version, and he's the only one who's not.
 
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Keldroc

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I generally don't get too focused on screen accuracy for non-MP stuff. That way lies madness and $60 Wheelie figures. Although it's easier to deal with now that Hasbro and Takara have the same paint jobs on everything. But it also means there's no alternative for when they screw something up.
 

Maligna

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Imagine putting $60 into a tiny Wheelie figure...Wheelie
It's more about completing my movie shelf. Unfortunately, Wheelie is part of that crew.

Though I definitely don't hate Wheelie as much as most people. He had the most brutal kill in all of Transformers when he shot that Sweep in the face, causing him to fall to his death into some sort of space vortex.
 

Maligna

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Holy freaking shit. I got mine (Takara version) for like $10 (they were on sale somewhere I think); I wouldn't have paid more than $15. Maligna, I hope you can get him for a decent price, nobody should be scalped like that. :(
Well, that's what I get for not jumping on it earlier. It's a few years old now, so all the online stores are out of stock.

I thought I could get by with the Hasbro version but every time I look at my movie shelf the fact that he sticks out like a sore thumb as not cartoon accurate compared to the others just eats at me more and more.
 

Keldroc

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Apparently I do sympathize more than I thought because I double checked my shelf just now and I do in fact have the Takara version. For $60 price point I might look into getting an XTB Ollie v.2 instead. About the same size but you get a better figure for the money.
 

Maligna

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Apparently I do sympathize more than I thought because I double checked my shelf just now and I do in fact have the Takara version. For $60 price point I might look into getting an XTB Ollie v.2 instead. About the same size but you get a better figure for the money.
Ah, cool. I'll look into that one. Thanks.

Although if I know me it will just be the beginning of an entirely new movie shelf made out of all third-party figures.
 

mrmoose

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At long last, Hasbro Pulse shipped out Star Convoy.

Unfortunately, I missed the boat on the initial seacons and I wasn't going to buy the rest and have an incomplete set.
 
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I finished reading through Phase One of the IDW comics again. Generally there's a lot of good here and I loved the overall story, but some of the side stories are super rough... and the artwork. My god, Ramondelli is amazing compared to some of these. The Nightbeat spotlight and the Heart of Darkness story are especially bad.

Here's a drinking game for you: take one drink every time...
* Someone is dramatically shot through the head and survives.
* Someone has their entire chest blasted out and survives.
* Monstructor!
* Metroplex!
* A super huge being threatens Cybertron.
* Prowl is being an asshole.
 

P-Bo

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Scouring the net for some masterpieces for future purchases--I was surprised, and a little disheartened to see some figures are out of print (can't find a non-ko G1 Sideswipe). Any advice on where I should be looking?

Also of course they would release a better Prime after I drop money on MP-10 lol.
 
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Neo0mj

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Scouring the net for some masterpieces for future purchases--I was surprised, and a little disheartened to see some figures are out of print (can't find a non-ko G1 Sideswipe). And advice on where I should be looking?

Also of course they would release a better Prime after I drop money on MP-10 lol.
You can't find Sideswipe? I remember it going for sale last year at plenty of places. But looking now yeah it's no where to be found. Not even Red Alert who was also on sale.
 

P-Bo

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You can't find Sideswipe? I remember it going for sale last year at plenty of places. But looking now yeah it's no where to be found. Not even Red Alert who was also on sale.
I know right? These past few years I've been unable to drop money on new figures, but I'd check in every now and then to make sure stuff was still available--now all of a sudden everything's disappearing.

As I type, I just realized it could be because of the holidays, but how is Hasbro/Takara with reprints?
 

Neo0mj

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I know right? These past few years I've been unable to drop money on new figures, but I'd check in every now and then to make sure stuff was still available--now all of a sudden everything's disappearing.

As I type, I just realized it could be because of the holidays, but how is Hasbro/Takara with reprints?
It'll probably happen, but who knows when. It took a long time to get a Soundwave reissue.

Under the tree for my son (heh): Red Alert, Ratchet, Shockwave and Omega.
Lucky kid ;)
 

Keldroc

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I can't even remember, did MP Sideswipe even get an official US release?
He did not. They went straight to Prowl. I assumed it was a licensing thing.

At any rate, I strongly suggest tracking down Badcube Steamroll if you're looking for an MP Sideswipe at this point. Better looking figure and still in stock several places.
 
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I finished reading through Phase One of the IDW comics again. Generally there's a lot of good here and I loved the overall story, but some of the side stories are super rough... and the artwork. My god, Ramondelli is amazing compared to some of these. The Nightbeat spotlight and the Heart of Darkness story are especially bad.

Here's a drinking game for you: take one drink every time...
* Someone is dramatically shot through the head and survives.
* Someone has their entire chest blasted out and survives.
* Monstructor!
* Metroplex!
* A super huge being threatens Cybertron.
* Prowl is being an asshole.
I had a good laugh at a Prowl is being an asshole

One day I’ll do phase one but I’m so afraid of it ruining what I love
 

Keldroc

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Phase One is fine. Sometimes good, even. It's not on par with Roberts' stuff but few things in comics are. The weird notion that Phase One is some kind of trash pile is bizarre to me.
 
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They did make a couple of weird resets but generally it holds together, even All Hail Megatron. Also, Verity and Hunter are really good characters. I loved how they did the infiltration phase with all the avatar tech too.
 

Calles

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Phase One isn't bad by any measure, it's different sure but some times you got to try new things. Some things worked and some not so much. The good thing is various elements of said run do cause things later down the line even with all the resets.
 
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Shockwave is a fantastic voyager figure. Like, excellent. Then he has a bunch of ridiculous crap stuck on him to make him more expensive, specifically extra arms and legs for no reason. If you find him at a lower price or if you just love Shockwave, he's worth it.