>>5410907 Any of the Combiner Wars "legends class" guys, whatever CW Deluxes you like the look of, and Voyager Class Silverbolt, Cyclonus, Hot Spot, or Onslaught. Leader Class Ultra Magnus is also really good.
>>5410907 Going to stores is gambling really. Sometimes you find a single thing you like, sometimes it's just a row of oversized and underdeveloped RID figures clogging up all the space. I like in NYC and I rarely find what I want, I've given up at this point and just resorted to online.
I'd say shop online, Anon. I started a collection recently (November), and /toy/ was a pretty big help to me. What wasn't a big help though, was my local stores, because they had virtually nothing. What characters are you looking for? Who do you think looks cool? We can probably give some suggestions based on that.
>>5410961 Hell sometimes you find online only shit that some return to that Walmart It's fun as adventure but yeah like others have spoken you are going to be a lot happier getting into the habit of buying online. Toys R Us are good free shipping over 49 and they keep a steady stock but they usually put up listings on graveyard hours Hasbro toy shop is decent, they usually run free shipping on orders over $50 but the stock is very random where sometimes there the first to get an item and other times they never get it Amazon is a bit annoying best shipping of the bunch (free after $35) but they don't list stuff in good number and the nature of the place usually leads to scalper prices claiming the market TFsource is good if you are buying cases and bulk, free shipping on $150 and they get cases in at a good rate
>>5411018 Don't forget Bigbadtoystore, if you're a patient guy you can use Pile of Loot and preorder or buy stuff over time and then ship it all at once to save on shipping. I typically wait 6 months between orders so I get a huge box of toys all at once. It's like Christmas.
There aren't many female figures to choose from in Transformers. You're basically going to be limited to Arcee, Chromia, Windblade, and their Takara repaints, plus that one police 'bot from RiD. Even if you look to 3rd party (ie: expensive stuff) all you'll usually find is a swarm of Not-Arcee's based off some of her alt designs.
The good news is Chromia and Windblade are usually pretty cheap. Bad news is Arcee usually is not cheap, and Windblade has some posing issues because of her feet and her hips.
>>5410985 I only own two fembots. I don't think there are many good ones out there, but I do enjoy both of the ones I got.
The red one is Generations Windblade. She receives a lot of hate and not without good reason. She's definitely not the worse choice if you're on a budget though. Don't pay more than $15 for her.
- Great articulation, but really shitty legs so good luck balancing her in a good pose - Cool jet mode, but if you don't move her joints perfectly into position she'll quickly get stress marks on the plastic all over
She does have one of the coolest accessories though. A purple beam sword that comes with its own sheath is pretty amazing (and has the extra use of serving as her third leg in some poses, because she seriously needs it).
Now, since you did mention your budget isn't huge, maybe it's better to ignore all of the shitty suggestions /toy/ will give you and simply get the best fembot ever made. The girl in blue is Prime First Editon Arcee. She's usually sold for ridiculous prices online, but I did get lucky and find one new on eBay for $25. I'd say it's a fair deal if you can find one under $40.
She's pretty much perfect. Excellent articulation, super-slick vehicle mode, great details (really nice light piping on the eyes). The only complaints people can make about her are that her shoulders are not 100% show accurate (big deal, they look good any way) and that she's too big to scale properly with other characters from the show (but who doesn't like their toys bigger?)
>>5411125 i was so lucky and picked up a used RTS Lugnut last week.
goddamnit it's fucking amazing. How did the drop in quality happen so fast? even for original retail, dollars to dollars and inflation, yada yada - it's so far above anything else except Generations Springer for articulation.
>>5411156 I'd love to nab Lugnut, but that fucker is expensive, way too expensive for me to dip into. If I had the money I'd get the united version since his coloration is superior in my opinion.
Also is it me or does SG Drift look a lot like Zero? Just give him an orange ponytail, some added green bits, and white paint and you have yourself a cybertronian Zero for your MMX/Transformers crossover fanfic.
Honestly, Leader CW Magnus is probably the best Ultra Magnus figure you'll ever get that isn't the Masterpiece one, and that MP is expensive as fuck.
I'd also recommend getting any of the Combiner Wars gestalts, and Leader Megatron too. Just if you get CW Menasor, realize he's got some balancing issues because he is topheavy as a motherfucker. Also at this point it's probably cheaper to get UW Menasor because of all the scalping of the early CW line figures going on. Also really recommend Legends CW Shockwave, awesome little dude.
>>5411267 I think FE is just visually superior in many ways. But I do agree the RiD version may be better for actually playing with. A much simpler transformation into the same vehicle mode, plus hands that can actually hold things.[spoiler] I like the Takara Hunter version best because it's painted with the right colors.[/spoiler]
>>5411284 It was their second set, when they still had ideas to mine. I'd go as far to say that the first 4 years were all solid with a few individual misses. '09 is when the redundant/pointless stuff starting coming.
>>5411291 The animated Stunticons is probably the best set they ever did, bar none. I'm unsure what else they could do that could reach that level of quality again. G2 Redux was mostly good but I wouldn't mind them doing another single team again. Prime Protectobots?
>>5411318 >2005 Solid but unremarkable. The Ironhide and Ratchet are obvious, but not bad, and Deathsaurus is a neat curveball (though BW Megs would probably have been more interesting). Mostly let down by lack of direction.
>2006 A really clever theme done up fully well. Every toy fits and the designs just work for what they were going for. Longrack into Dinobot is the highlight of the year despite its simplicity.
>2007 Bug Bite is a very strange choice but he doesn't look bad. Expanding on Classics was a good idea. Dreadwind looks great, and the Seekers were an easy grab (though they make the set cost like a jillion dollars). Let down mostly by the fact that these should not be exclusives.
>2008 My favorite set. Shattered Glass in its early days was a pretty fun idea, and it's an idea that works great for con exclusives - it's not essential, but it is neat. Megatron and Optimus are beautiful, the Autobot Seekers are a neat little unit, and none of the figures are really flawed (though Sideswipe and Blurr are a bit dated). >2009 The year where things started to go south. Flak and Landshark are bland, Kup and Thunderclash could have been done so much better. Banzai-Tron, Leozack, and Scourge turned out well, though. Razorclaw was kinda doomed from the outset.
>2010 Another case of "not essential but fun to have," and one that turned out pretty well. The toys look unique and interesting, and the molds are well-chosen. Pyro came at just the right time, though he needed a new head. The breaking of the G2 theme is the biggest problem, but the toys still display well together.
>2011 I don't need to tell you how great the Stunticon set was. It was everything it needed to be and more, a final hurrah for a great era. Even the written fiction turned out great. The only thing that could have improved the box set was if they somehow turned it into a combiner. We even finally got Action Master Thundercracker.
>>5411384 >2012 This is where things jump off a cliff. The figures have nothing in common and the molds are ill-chosen. Even when they do go right, they still fuck it up (making Octopunch and Tracks SG). The only figure that unreservedly works is Kick-Off.
>2013 Hard to say if it's better or worse than last year. Strika and Electro turned out okay, but the problem is that Machine Wars is kind of a crappy idea for redecoes because unlike G2, Machine Wars is mostly bland-looking. The most popular item that year was the Sunstorm pack of a seven-year-old mold, and even that fucked up with its black arms. The fact that they had a Skyquake mold in the box set and turned it into Megaplex is just saddening.
>2014 A minor improvement. Devcon works, Cannonball's good for what he is. Scorponok's a very impressive accomplishment. Aside from that, nothing's very interesting or unique. Alpha Trizer is weird, Ferak is bland and Tornado is dumb, Apelinq and Shokaract just look inadequate. The Clones are a bit clever, even though they don't look much like the Clones.
>2014 Packrat and Battletrap are okay for what they are, but everything else is a mess. SG Stepper is stupid. Megatron was the result of grasping to find something that could fit the Breakdown mold and then grabbing fucking Movie Megatron. Oilmaster makes you weep for all the plastic wasted. Everything else is barely worth mentioning. When the highlight of the year is the Diaclone homages, you know something's gone wrong.
>>5411422 SG was OC-heavy, but it was at least OCs based on older characters and an old concept. Shattered Glass existed so that fans could set up an "Invaders from the Mirror Universe!" display, and there isn't anything really wrong with that. And for donut steels, most of them turned out alright. It didn't turn into cancer until 2012's set.
>>5411422 What was good about 2009 other than Scourge and Banzaitron?
>>5411426 Thank you for saying that. I thought Devastation looked good and was a good game, but it wasn't a particularly good Transformers game. WFC and FOC are basically the apex of being a Transformers game on a pure gameplay level. You are big, you are chunky, and you turned into a kick ass vehicle at will that you needed to use sometimes. The biggest sin of those kinds of games is that they didn't make more of them and expand on what was used. They only just got to using combiners, but could you imagine a sequel with expanded MP and with headmasters?
>>5411447 Landshark and Flak aren't bad by themselves, I actually really like the look of Flak, but this is in the context of a boxset that you're paying a pretty heavy premium for. Nothing concepts are something that shouldn't be there.
>>5411456 Yeah. I'll say this for FunPub, making exclusives is a bit tricky. You have to create concepts that are interesting (so that people will want them) but not essential (so that more than about two thousand people won't want them). This was why 2007 was such a mess, because they misjudged the number of people who were okay with their Seeker display permanently at two out of three. I wouldn't be surprised if that was why they made all the toys the next year relative OCs.
Delving down the deep dark road of sucking TFWiki's dick, however, was not the solution.
>>5411464 Really? Honestly, I'm interested to hear why, because I was just confused. We already got an SG Ricochet, and the color scheme didn't look all that interesting.
>>5411473 >Honestly, I'm interested to hear why, because I was just confused.
For me? I can think of a few reasons: 1) I love the gaudy colors. Gives me a G2 vibe, and I love G2 color scheme (probably because of nostalgia). 2) I love the Classics Jazz mold. This shouldn't be a surprise because fucking everyone loves that mold. The Targetmaster was a nice little bonus too. 3) SG Ricochet and Jazz, IMO, look like utter shit and are based on one of the worst Cybertron car modes. 4) Like I said before, I'm a sucker for anything Shattered Glass. I love the concept of good guys being evil and bad guys being heroes.
>>5411473 Well said, I hate it how things worked out if this is the end for them, hate it also for those who problems with them. I do feel for every sucky idea they had something stellar. They always were good to me. In fact not to sound to broke up about them my major let downs involving them are wrapped up with this. Punch/Counterpunch has a shrunken head. Animated Cheetor can only hang his head in shame. Pirhanacon is a mess. Machine Wars Hoist shoulders hurt, & Cannonball's thighs hurt. Bought an after market Slice who is missing a headlight. Considering how much they have done, that's not to bad of a record of screw ups. Oh I forgot about bandito mustache insecticons from 2005
>>5411536 Aha, that's fair. I guess I didn't like him because I didn't think he was gaudy enough. Like, compare him to Clench or something. Clench is a mess of fluorescent pink and dark green and sparkly blue, with big lightning bolt decals, and it's instantly distinctive. Stepper doesn't really hit that for me - the red-orange is more ugly than gaudy, and the deco is nothing new.
>>5411652 I had an idea for an appliance combiner a while back: >coldfront (fridge, splits to form part of lower arm) >freezer burn (ice box, forms leg) >royal flush (toilet, forms torso) >heatstroke (oven, splits to form part of each upper arm) >ember (microwave, forms part of leg) >washout (washer, forms part of leg) >hothead (dryer, forms part of leg) >(unnamed) (blender, forms shoulder armor)
I also had the idea for a box fan guy but I scrapped it. Here's a drawing. (Warning: it's not great and looks too TFA-ish)
>>5411713 There's not much point most of the time. Third-party toys are usually shooting for a different target, and given the number of companies out there, it's hard to shit on them all. The only people who try are diehard fanboys like Walky who consider the entire industry to be knockoff merchants no matter what.
>>5411713 You can't be serious. Or maybe you just misunderstood what I meant.
Every time they're posted or brought up there are plenty of posts insulting 3rd party pricing, design aesthetcs, practicse, etc. They don't sit around constantly disparaging them, but any attempt to discuss them in these threads are met with varying levels of disdain and hostility.
There are plenty of people who are capable of decently ratoinal discussion about them, but spending any amount of time in these threads will show you a dedicated portion of posters who want nothing to do with 3rd party product; it's why they've got thier own happy little thread away from ours. I think both parties are pretty much happier that way.
>>5411745 >Every time they're posted or brought up there are plenty of posts insulting 3rd party pricing, design aesthetcs, practicse, etc.
So because people have opinions other than glowing praise they're some kind of dedicated shitposter army?
You need to understand that a people here are looking for representations of characters they like. Third parties have to deviate from those designs for legal reasons. Plus, it may surprise you to hear, but some people think that $600 is ridiculously overpriced.
Seriously, if you want somewhere where you can post whatever you want and expect nothing but 10/10 reviews you need to fuck off to tfw.
>it's why they've got thier own happy little thread > happy little thread
Have you ever read it?
>>5408695 >You know how I know your from the /poorfag/ general? You only see cost and not value.
>Every limb of a third party toy functions completely as its own standalone toy. It doesn't need to excuse it's inadequacies by the fact that it's also a limb.
>You spent 25-35 dollars a piece on dollar-tree quality shit that assembles into a 3/10 giant green turd. I spent 100 dollars on an awesome, well made collectors item that stands just fine on its own merits until it's fellow members come out.
>Fucking peasants and their low standards.
Or check out this guy, who considers MPs 3rd party toys:
>>5379284 >The official transformers general is essentially /poorfag/ who get salty when more than 40 quid is spent on a figure. The MP line are 3rd party quality so it's all the same to me.
And then there were the three of our threads that were shitposted to saging by the guy with a hate boner for Devestator.
Face it, the Third Party thread is nothing but shitposting and spur grapes from people with more money than sense.
>>5411681 I had one, pretty much the Autobot answer to the Seacons:
Based on the Battleship Bismark: Torso Based on the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship Based on the Freedom-class littoral combat ship Based on the River-class patrol vessel Based on the HMS Ocean (L12) with 2 helicopter target masters Giant sword weapon based on the Zumwalt-class destroyer
>>5411946 Yes. It's absolutely true. We've all already got our copies and none of us can bend a single knee.
Come on. We only have a few still pictures to go by so far, and I havn't seen anything that would prevent him from getting at least 80 or 90 degree bend. It's not a double-jointed yoga posing leg, sure, but it looks functional.
>>5411979 Well have you handled collector grade stuff before?
While transformers are made to be played with a bit of extra care would be best for a masterpiece, what >>5411984 would be good for a beginner since its literally a kids toy, a damn good one at that.
But if you're prepared to give it proper respect and have the cash then get the MP, it won't break during transformation but don't expect to do the same stuff you can do with smaller transformers that cost less
>>5411984 >>5411991 I mainly have Figuarts and Revos so far but I was going to start getting into Transformers a bit and liked the looks of the MP Shockwave. Price isn't really an issue so I just went for what I thought looked nice buuuut I guess I'll start with the little one first as a try-out since that seems to be the consensus.
>>5411999 Mp's aren't quite as posable as your main collection but they do the job.
What you could do is get both, play with the little guy and just from time to time mess with the MP.
Just be glad you aren't chasing one of the mp11 molds (aka newer starscream).
>legs struts don't collapse unless you slap it like you're locking in a gun magazine >hasbro versions have odd tolerances meaning you may risk breaking something as you do this >waist swivel is useless due to design >can't kneel properly
I keep mine in aerial action poses but only a few, my old generations gets a better work out.
If you like the look of a figure get it anyway, but don't treat it the same as larger ones, heck maybe wait on a review on mp shockwave but the current legends class is a beauty to himself
>>5412009 >Mp's aren't quite as posable as your main collection but they do the job. Yeah that's the part I didn't know about. I thought since they were more expensive they'd be better than the standard ones you see at Walmart. This is a weird toy line in that regard.
>If you like the look of a figure get it anyway I mainly liked him for how 'clean' he looked- he has nice lines and good proportions. I'm gonna preorder him anyway I think but pick up the small one in the meantime.
>>5412029 >Yeah that's the part I didn't know about. I thought since they were more expensive they'd be better than the standard ones you see at Walmart. This is a weird toy line in that regard.
You kind of need to get past the idea that more money = more better. More money generally just means a higher parts count and more paint apps; what matters is how those are used. There are a lot of Deluxes and Voyagers that have as many or more POA as MPs.
The thing about Transformers is that they're not just one toy; they have to pull double duty as both a vehicle AND an action figure, and hold up well in both modes. Revos and things are generally just humanoids, so they all move similarly and have the same general construction.
I've always found that collectors of other figures have a hard time coming to grips with this.
>I mainly liked him for how 'clean' he looked- he has nice lines and good proportions. I'm gonna preorder him anyway I think but pick up the small one in the meantime.
Legends Shockwave is a good choice if you can find him. If you're after an MP you might consider the KO MP Prowl, who goes for $30 on eBay. He's a slick looking bot.
>>5412029 They are in most part to be screen accurate, you may find smaller ones to be quite poseable and then you get the liked of mp-05 megatron who are just awkward and even fragile.
Ones you may find in walmart are intended for kids so they're less complicated but also durable in most cases.
I have more fun with the combiner wars megatron over my old mp05, I can quickly convert him in a flash and mess with him in many ways where's my mp-05 I need to take some care in how he's transformed and be aware of how heavy he is.
Price is never really anything other than a broad indicator of quality, and sometimes not even that. Plenty of bots at some price points are pure, unadulterated shit, while others are awesome as fuck. You can see this anywhere-Official stuff and 3P stuff is filled to the brim with stunning winners and catastrophic failures, and often what matters most is how much you enjoy what you paid for.
Pose'em, transform'em, play with'em, have fun with it.
>>5411963 Stick it out, anon. Follow the search and do checks daily from your futurephone. I got one for $30 shipped a few months ago, which is still insane for a Scout class figure but is comparatively low.
>>5412130 It's okay, I deserve it. In 2010 I was going through a rough transition where I didn't have access to any sort of online bank account or debit/credit card, so if it didn't show up in stores, I couldn't buy it.
>>5412130 It's genuinely a mix of suffering and excitement getting into TFs in the last year or two. Like there's such solid shit like the new MPs and combiner Wars happenning now, but simultaneously there's all that glorious 2006 onwards classics and movie stuff that is all mostly way beyond treasonable. I desperately want almost all the old cons from ROTF and NEST and yet almost everything is horribly overpriced secondhand. Best deal I've found besides that Mindwipe was a Straxus for 30.
>>5412119 Keep your forum drama off the spectrum or it'll propagate here, fag.
>>5412168 I just want cool shit from that era between 2 and 3 like fucking Bulkhead and Bludgeon. Scorn was probably the only genuinely fun figure from the last movie and there were barely any original or new designs not featured in the movie to begin with.
>>5412154 Way I see it if you're collecting long out of stock tf's you NEED money and or good searching skills, took me shitloads of years before I settled on a decent mp hasbro thundercracker and he was still over RRP.
I don't get why people choose to be assholes about it though, we don't know the story about why they couldn't, I'm not going to slag the guy who lives off cups of noodles because he can't afford mp-01
>>5412168 Well hope we get some good original characters out of it toy wise with some decent lines.
The japanese movie advanced line was pretty nifty, loved the g1 repaint of protoform prime and the recolored deluxe starscream but othershit like the battler ones...christ talk about cheap cash in.
Wouldn't mind a reboot of the movies though, something else entirely.
>>5412179 ...so that's the name of the guy who keeps doing that, not that I've seen him start any arguments, just people screaming ITS YOU when he post
You'll probably get stuff like that. Personally, I can't fucking stand the Bayformer walking shitpile aesthetic, but I know other people like it, and it's nice you guys will be getting more of the stuff you like.
I just hope they keep up with the CHUG releases while they're busy pumping out all the Bayformers to cash in on movie hype.
>>5412190 Not so much, I hate it too, just that there's those toys that skirt the line between classics and movie verse that to me, just look like the most demonic and hideous abominations that fit cons so damn well. That being said more than anything I want more thrilling 30 tier figures.
>>5412190 The only Bayformer toy I'll ever consider buying is the one from Universal Studios, and that's only because I wanna tell my grandchildren about the fun shit from my era. "Kids, this used to be a ride at Universals!" The toy itself isn't any better than the rest of the Bayformer trash, of course.
Even so, I would prefer to see more Bayformer toys than the RID shit.
Since you all seem to love Funpub, here's some FunFacts from a podcast:
Four figures. Of which only one is not a Combiner component. That is apparently the "centerpiece" figure which will spendier.
So Magnaboss is VERY MUCH on the table I'd say.
FULL REVEAL MONDAY apparently.
Okay, so here's what I gleaned summed up now that I'm on a laptop instead of an iPad.
1) There are four souvenir figures, the troop builder, and the customization class. 2) Between the set and the remaining figures there are nine Combiner component molds. 2a) He originally had said eight, then recalled the customization class. So I'm assuming: - Five for the Predacus set. - Three of the souvenirs. - The customization figure. 3) Of the souvenirs, there is one "centerpiece" figure that apparently had a bulk of their efforts to get right. It will be the more costly of the four and is *not* a Combiner component. He described the souvenirs w/out revealing them, and used the following phrases. - If you "know how they work" you should be able to guess at who's going to be included. - It sounds like at least one would tie into the Predacus set. - One is described as being an idea "out of left field". - One has a head sculpt never before seen in the US. 3a) He didn't make it clear if some of these were the same figures. 4) The souvenirs include Maximals. to be continued
5) Prices: - The Set will be a "bit less" than last year. - The Trooper Builder will be cheaper than before. - The non-CW Centerpiece will be the spendiest. - The four souvenir figures can be purchased separately. 6) Ravage's head will sit "higher" on its ball joint, creating a gap. There is a mod, but he didn't explain if it's more than just applying pressure to push the head down (which will still function and be a stiff joint). 7) Ramhorn does not have the same waist issue as Brawl. They didn't clarify if this was because it's fixed in Ramhorn or if the core mold is fixed (meaning future figures made from it will be okay) 8) Despite pictures the art of Nosecone and Drillhorn suggesting otherwise, apparently Ramhorn's alt-mode is actually Brawl backwards with the drill attached. Nothing else about the mold has been reversed. It wasn't made clear if this is how the drill figure will be for future characters. 9) More reveals coming Monday and Tuesday. Registration is...Thursday...it sounded like. 10) He couldn't say anything about which universe this set will be in, as apparently it ties into other reveals which he can't go into yet.
>>5412576 >>5412578 You lucked out scoring the translucent version. I like it, but it's not quite as good as the newer MP-10. That said, it still makes for an excellent centerpiece to a display, like a force ghost Optimus.
>>5412522 Armada Overload has got you covered senpai. Infact, the whole Armada Optimus, Jetfire, Overload trifecta is pure YUUSHA goodness. If you can get into the limited articulation and focus on the play pattern that is.
>>5412583 Yeah, I wished it wasn't the translucent version but it was the only one they had, also the only one left, and I think for 75 bucks it was a great deal. Even though I would've wished for the non-translucent version, I'm still madly in love with the figure.
>>5412587 It's just a nice detail to add, makes him really nice to wrap my fingers around his waist. And thanks, I really do feel lucky. I love him very much.
>>5412522 Kinda obvious but Star Saber was pretty much the first Brave before Brave was a thing.
Reasonably sized robot with no mouthplate turns into a vehicle that tows a lump of folded up robot.(King roader, J-roader, V-star) Then the reasonably sized robot combines with the lump to form an unreasonably sized robot with a mouthplate.
The unreasonably sized robot is named after the reasonably sized robot and the lump it was dragging along. Deckerd + J-roader = J-decker Exkaiser + King roader = King Exkaiser Saber + V-star = Star Saber
And of course there are transformers characters that became Brave characters like Sky Garry and Dai Atlas
Armada optimus prime also kinda counts as his trailer becomes his super pants. And his super mode looks really brave ish
>>5411265 Well for starters they gutted electronics on one of them yet still charged an ass load for price You then have the fact they all have hasbro(or worse) level paint apps and plastic for over 4 times the cost Some one fact check me but wasn't the old botcon stuff closer to under double the price? I think I paid $40 for that black armada Meg's exclusive from botcon 03 and that was just double the msrp I really can't cope when I see sub par deluxe toys being charged at a cost of $50+
>>5412880 I wouldn't mind Hasbro trying duocons again just for a config like this. In general Hasbro needs to do duocons again, it's something with a lot of potential that failed in it's first execution.
>>5412892 I could see them sell vehicle two packs with one forming the lower robot, other forming the upper robot. No individual robot modes and one guy being able to form either part, though, to keep the line from being shitty and compromised like the energon autobots.
All of the top/bottom half vehicles could be interchangeable to form custom robots a la those mix and match skylanders or a more limited version of Super Link.
>>5411825 There's nothing wrong with repaints, get over it. If you're going to get butthurt about Botcon releases on the basis that they're repaints then you have no argument. Also, you have no idea how production works.
>>5411801 His point has gone unproven. Each of these toys are great, they have great new head sculpts and the idea fits the mold. The only thing you could legit cry about is Krok and Kickoff not being Action Masters anymore.
Botcon figures are fine, only ones I've ever disliked was last years. But through the last 22 years only problems I've ever seen were some qc molding with some heads and the counterpunch that would fall apart
>>5413217 >>5413207 >Working names for Brawl were Demolisher and Devastator, the latter had also been a working name for Blackout at one point. Even though Michael Bay confirmed in May of 2006 that "Devastator" was not the final name, screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman confirmed the final name to be "Brawl" in April 2006, and Hasbro used that name for all their toys based on the movie character, he identifies himself as "Devastator" in a subtitle in the movie itself. According to a fan who attended the Australian press conference, Bay had confirmed that he had decided to use the name "Devastator" because he had preferred it, while Hasbro considered the name in the movie a "continuity error", and Orci even claimed that he and Kurtzman had pointed out said "error" in the editing room twice. But whoops, Titan Comics had just done two strips with him called Devastator! The editor hurriedly stated in #3's letters page that Devastator was a different guy, honest, and a cover for a later issue made sure to identify Brawl as Brawl; so now there's two of them (and Brawl nicks Devastator's toys, the dastard)! Finally, IDW's Reign of Starscream retconned in that he was called Brawl at Mission City all along.
>>5413698 Apparently her and obsidian were once autobots. Just like star wars; transformers has a lot of backstory that doesn't matter and only those who think it's a social status high to know this stuff.
>>5413703 >>5413709 >star wars history doesnt matter mind I'm glad others feel this way. I told 2 of my friends that Poe was my favorite of the new people. They then go off on some tangent on how his mom may have been a Jedi and he was born under a Jedi tree and all this other stuff that was so boring, but they were so proud about it
If you're concearned about future issue with cancelations,you can always buy from hlj. You'll probably pay slightly more peritem, but they have a much more liberal cancelaton policy for pre-orders. Plus, thier private warehouse option lets you store purchases for several months and organize bulk shipments at your disgression, which can save you quite alot in shipping costs.
Amiami is great if you order regularly anyway(like, multiple items every month), plus they stock pre-owned items(though snagging good ones from the storefront requires lots of luck and a timely figinstock notice).
Seriously, though, they like to play up that they don't cater to foreign purhases(they specifically say in several places on thier site "not for sale outside of japan") but I think it's just a ruse so they can claim they don't sell overseas for tax reasons most likely... They sure don't have a problem taking my money and shipping me shit.
>>5413975 Yeah, BBTS has its share of issues, but their preorder system is not one of them. You can even cancel after your thing has come in. You only get store credit at that point, but that works too.
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