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sideswipes brother
1st January 2013, 02:00 AM
You know the drill

BigTransformerTrev
2nd January 2013, 10:03 AM
Just arrived in the mail today from TRU Online in the USA:

DOTM: Air Raid

Generations GDO: Protectobot Hot Spot, Powerdive, Bluestreak & Swerve

http://s1294.beta.photobucket.com/user/BigAngryTrev/media/Figs_zpsaf0e50e8.jpg.html

jazzcomp
2nd January 2013, 10:29 AM
Bought cheap shelving yesterday from OW. :)

Tallestblue
2nd January 2013, 01:20 PM
Wave 3 of Generations War for Cybertron Deluxes arrived today. i like them, but the remolds/repaints still suffer from the original version's flaws. Air Raid, like Shockwave is to spindly, Sideswipe is slightly off like Jaz was and Ultra Magnus is just too small. the giant weapons are a lot of fun though I especially like Air Raids mutlitple swords.
My favourite figure of this wave would probably be Kickback. he feels like the kind of deluxe we used to get once upon a time. nice transformation. cool design, he's more than likely going on my Prime shelf. all in all a neat wave. I'm eager to see Wave 4 and what the "Wreckers" will turn out like.

ILikeSoundwave
2nd January 2013, 05:05 PM
Lookie who came today! Doesn't live up to the hype though.
http://s9.postimage.org/ojrg7w0vj/image.jpg

Deceptic_Optic
2nd January 2013, 06:58 PM
After waiting for a year it finally completed and now in my hands

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz231/Deceptic_Optics_2010/image_zpsa2ca86b9.jpg

Bidoofdude
2nd January 2013, 07:46 PM
I like that guy's customs. Now if only there was a way to make that Galvatron of his transformable. How much did the custom set you back by the way?:cool::D

Deceptic_Optic
2nd January 2013, 07:47 PM
175 shipped

theshape
2nd January 2013, 08:44 PM
I was hoping to get these before the end of the year

This guy came through customs with no issue (shipped in bot mode)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2223.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2222.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2221-1.jpg

More japanese goodness

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2218-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2217-1.jpg

Ae-Evolution
2nd January 2013, 10:42 PM
Look what come in the mail today. Funny thing is, Optimus Prime was marked lost during transit over 3 months ago and I got my money back.

http://i15.servimg.com/u/f15/16/60/39/49/20130113.jpg

tjparkside
2nd January 2013, 11:20 PM
January 2013:

-G1 Action Master Banzai-tron with Razor-sharp (loose/complete)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8498/8336489109_f57ef12823.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8336489109/)

-G1 Action Master Devastator with Scorpulator (loose/complete)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8078/8336486995_46e8dee0bd.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8336486995/)

-G1 Minispies Dune buggy Blue Autobot (pull back and go works)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8359/8336484921_415871e0a4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8336484921/)

-G1 Minispies Mazda RX-7 White Autobot (pull back and go works)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8354/8336480465_70cb19ed6a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8336480465/)

-G1 Minispies Jeep Blue Decepticon (pull back and go works)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8081/8336482751_5a5b285572.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8336482751/)

-G1 silverbolt aerialbot loose complete with uncut box
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8188/8349142831_3a0502ef1d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8349142831/)

-G1 predacon headstrong metal version loose complete
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8082/8349484085_335b54e7cd.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8349484085/)

COMPLETED G1 PREDAKING (die cast part versions of all figures)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8467/8350724458_766a3eeac8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8350724458/)

-PS3 DOTM game
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8369304955_d03a76380d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8369304955/)

-PS3 War for Cybertron game
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8370366570_57da742b50.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8370366570/)

-G1 skydive aerialbot (loose/complete)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8502/8412945285_d704846119.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8412945285/)

-G1 Slingshot aerialbot (loose/complete w/ tech spec)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8331/8414042202_22960db96c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8414042202/)

COMPLETED G1 SUPERION
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8056/8412958707_6142167e10.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8412958707/)

-G1 powermaster doubledealer with knok and skar and manual (loose/complete/all works/unbroken)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8076/8414075006_a41a76cf34.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8414075006/)

-tf prime beast hunters bumblebee mosc
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8465/8414104162_ec90cc5a04.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8414104162/)

-tf prime beast hunters soundwave with ravage mosc
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8507/8412995615_720e42355c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8412995615/)

-tf prime beast hunters lazerback mosc
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8361/8413000961_4419aef51e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8413000961/)

-tf prime beast hunters wheeljack mosc
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8414088708_5963d1efb3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8414088708/)

-G1 chase throttlebot (loose/complete/works)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8190/8414114638_8a54fd8c02.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8414114638/)

-G1 searchlight throttlebot with cut tech spec and instructions (loose/complete/works)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8045/8414119714_b3c85b2dab.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8414119714/)

-kabaya beast wars metals hyper beast wars choco megatron misb
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8378/8413028983_e40a5b1646.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/8413028983/)

i_amtrunks
3rd January 2013, 12:06 AM
RID trade collection 2.

Once again 5 issues and a thin looking trade.

fatbot
3rd January 2013, 08:14 AM
TF Prime - Ultra Magnus, Skyquake
TF FOC - Starscream, Ultra Magnus, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Kickback
Japanese Exclusive Artfire

ILikeSoundwave
3rd January 2013, 08:20 AM
TF Prime - Ultra Magnus, Skyquake
TF FOC - Starscream, Ultra Magnus, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Kickback
Japanese Exclusive Artfire

From where did you get Skyquake?

snaketales
3rd January 2013, 12:29 PM
Prime Cyberverse Commander splurge!
From Kmart: Ironhide and Dreadwing
From Coles: Megatron, Starscream and Bulkhead ($5 each!)

And all bought with Christmas gift cards :D

Paulbot
3rd January 2013, 12:45 PM
Picked up my MP Lambor from the post office this morning.


RID trade collection 2.

Once again 5 issues and a thin looking trade.

I'm holding out for the Collection volumes. Long wait though. That's why I started buying MTMTE issues physically, but with RID I can wait a bit longer.


From Coles: Megatron, Starscream and Bulkhead ($5 each!)

I'm hoping to find a $5 Bulkhead. It's a figure I've been interested in, and for that price well worth a try. No Commanders left at Chadstone Coles though.

snaketales
3rd January 2013, 12:56 PM
I'm hoping to find a $5 Bulkhead. It's a figure I've been interested in, and for that price well worth a try. No Commanders left at Chadstone Coles though.

I don't want to dishearten you, but I had to visit four Coles before finding a Bulkhead :rolleyes:

Paulbot
3rd January 2013, 03:16 PM
I don't want to dishearten you, but I had to visit four Coles before finding a Bulkhead :rolleyes:
I assumed it would be hard. I'm hoping but dont have high hopes :o

snaketales
3rd January 2013, 04:01 PM
Prime Cyberverse Commander splurge!
From Kmart: Ironhide and Dreadwing
From Coles: Megatron, Starscream and Bulkhead ($5 each!)

And all bought with Christmas gift cards :D

Add Optimus to the list (and remove the gift cards...)

sideswipes brother
3rd January 2013, 07:22 PM
Look what come in the mail today. Funny thing is, Optimus Prime was marked lost during transit over 3 months ago and I got my money back.

http://i15.servimg.com/u/f15/16/60/39/49/20130113.jpg

Those trains are all kinds of awesome!!!:D

Aegis
3rd January 2013, 09:24 PM
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm242/rendered_unconscious/100_1193_zpsfba363a6.jpg

This month's arrivals, this is alot crazier than I normally get, I haven't really bought much in the way of Transformers last year because after DOTM there was a void of Transformers releases that I was into (Haven't watched Prime and don't want to start collecting another line).

The Cybertronian Megs & RTS Prime are eBay purchases, I think I had the opportunity to get these instore but I passed them up ($30 shipping, ouch).

I found Grimstone instore for $10, I went to a smaller shopping centre whose only major department store was a Big W, was never expecting that gold.

Bee is a accessory for Barricade :P (At $15, why not?).

Megatron
3rd January 2013, 09:47 PM
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm242/rendered_unconscious/100_1193_zpsfba363a6.jpg

This month's arrivals, this is alot crazier than I normally get, I haven't really bought much in the way of Transformers last year because after DOTM there was a void of Transformers releases that I was into (Haven't watched Prime and don't want to start collecting another line).

The Cybertronian Megs & RTS Prime are eBay purchases, I think I had the opportunity to get these instore but I passed them up ($30 shipping, ouch).

I found Grimstone instore for $10, I went to a smaller shopping centre whose only major department store was a Big W, was never expecting that gold.

Bee is a accessory for Barricade :P (At $15, why not?).

That's a nice haul, congrats! They going to stay MISB, or be set free? :D

Slag
3rd January 2013, 10:07 PM
I was hoping to get these before the end of the year

This guy came through customs with no issue (shipped in bot mode)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2223.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2222.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2221-1.jpg

More japanese goodness

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2218-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2217-1.jpg

Great haul Shape:eek:.. Hows the .44. would it be hard to make the part for his arm?? wouldn't mind having a closer look at that version of 6-shot


Funny thing is, Optimus Prime was marked lost during transit over 3 months ago and I got my money back.


Nice one..... quite the moral dilemma:p

Stug
3rd January 2013, 10:20 PM
Had a box with MP Red Alert and Encore Hoist waiting for me when I got home from work. :)

theshape
3rd January 2013, 11:00 PM
Great haul Shape:eek:.. Hows the .44. would it be hard to make the part for his arm?? wouldn't mind having a closer look at that version of 6-shot





Cheers mate.
The .44 is awesome, probably one of the coolest toys I've ever seen. The six shot repaint is great shot from victory, he's a bit yellowed so I may h2o2 him

Aegis
3rd January 2013, 11:26 PM
That's a nice haul, congrats! They going to stay MISB, or be set free? :D

At the moment I have no space to display them, but eventually I will and keep the boxes. They don't have as much collectors value as the G1's so I won't feel bad about it, anyone have tips for opening deluxe figures without ripping the packet too much?

Before I've cut the tape at the bottom and carefully pried it apart and pulled out the inner plastic tray and got the fig out but that slightly rips the packet at the top...

klystron
4th January 2013, 12:14 PM
Been chasing both of these guys for a while. Found an ebay seller the pair together as a single item. (I know, right!) So only worked out at a smidge over $20 each shipped.

Neither have disappointed and are great deluxe figures!

5FDP
4th January 2013, 03:14 PM
Picked up a few TF:Prime Legion toys today thanks to Targets 30% off Transformers sale. I have now completed the main cast which was my aim. Also managed to score instructions for Classic Sludge (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showpost.php?p=330253&postcount=17) who I picked up back in November. I now have a 100% complete MIB Sludge :cool:

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/3063/031ynp.jpg

GoktimusPrime
4th January 2013, 06:13 PM
Got Flamewar. My 1st TF for 2013 & Cairns souvenir ;)

Megatron
4th January 2013, 06:33 PM
At the moment I have no space to display them, but eventually I will and keep the boxes. They don't have as much collectors value as the G1's so I won't feel bad about it, anyone have tips for opening deluxe figures without ripping the packet too much?

Before I've cut the tape at the bottom and carefully pried it apart and pulled out the inner plastic tray and got the fig out but that slightly rips the packet at the top...

<MISB collector joke> I probably wouldn't be the best person to answer your question, since the number of toys that I've EVER personally opened from a sealed pack that wasn't already damaged in some way would be... oh... less than 5, grand total? Probably not even that lol. :o</MISB collector joke>

Paulbot
5th January 2013, 03:49 PM
In the first four days of this year I got four new TFs. At that rate I'll have 365 new bots by the end of the year!*

Thanks to M-Bot for helping me get the FOC wave 3 deluxes I was after from BBTS. And the Lambor came from HLJ on Thursday.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/df7616282cecfb3b21612277c3c8fb2d/tumblr_mg514l2kIR1qbguy1o1_500.jpg

*Very unlikely to happen

Bidoofdude
5th January 2013, 04:15 PM
Don't forget there will be 40 new figures this year in Generations, Paulbot.
It might happen at that rate. :D:cool:

KalEl
5th January 2013, 10:43 PM
I was hoping to get these before the end of the year

This guy came through customs with no issue (shipped in bot mode)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2223.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2222.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2221-1.jpg

More japanese goodness

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2218-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_2217-1.jpgomg thats awesome


Don't forget there will be 40 new figures this year in Generations, Paulbot.
It might happen at that rate. :D:cool:

not holding my breath

Aqua Prime
7th January 2013, 03:01 PM
It's been a while since I've posted in these threads.... todays acquisition.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i128/sajica_2006/acquisitions/IMG_1934_zps24e56f00.jpg

I'm yet to hear him being spotted. I also saw a repaint of legion Bumblebee (black and yellow) holding a clear green weapon and a repaint of Arcee with a name along the lines of Decepticon Flameblast?

GoktimusPrime
7th January 2013, 03:45 PM
I'm yet to hear him being spotted.
He was released in April last year, and the first sightings in NSW was posted on June 16. I got the toy on June 23. The first WA sighting was posted on July 12 (http://otca.com.au/boards/showpost.php?p=308304&postcount=2054) There's a review thread here (http://otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=13345). I'm still seeing the toy in stores, but considering that it's been out for 9 months now, I didn't think it was worth reporting. <shrugs> But others have reported more recent sightings in the NSW thread -- can't speak for the WA sightings thread as I don't look at it. :o


I also saw a repaint of legion Bumblebee (black and yellow) holding a clear green weapon and a repaint of Arcee with a name along the lines of Decepticon Flameblast?
Yeah, those are new -- I saw them a few days ago in Cairns (and reported it in the QLD sightings thread). The Arcee repaint is called Decepticon Flamewar. More than an internet troll, apparently she's a Spark Hunter. Her arch nemesis is Arcee, which is totally not clich├ęd at all, right? :p It's not like Arcee already has another female Decepticon rival (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Airachnid) or anything... *cough* Anyway, I got Flamewar cos there was nothing else to get in Cairns. Plus it's based on a character that a friend of mine created, so that's a bonus. Sure beats getting another Bumblebee, that's for sure!! :p

Aqua Prime
7th January 2013, 03:54 PM
Thank you Gok,
That's the first time I've seen him around here in Perth.

Zippo
7th January 2013, 05:40 PM
The Silver/Grey base colour looks WAY better than the Hasbro version. Same the design and figure is still a little 'iffy'

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/Hauls/ZipposJanuary2013Haul02.jpg

Kazza
8th January 2013, 12:31 AM
Received MP-03 Greenscream, finally completed my seeker masterpiece collection total of 11.

http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o570/kardoory/DSCN4439_zps261d9a09.jpg

Bidoofdude
8th January 2013, 03:23 PM
Very impressive Kazza. Isn't that a complete MP collection as well? (besides Megs) :D

llamatron
8th January 2013, 05:14 PM
Greatest Transformer of all time? Probably.

http://otca.com.au/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=6129&d=1357629177

1orion2many
8th January 2013, 05:27 PM
Greatest Transformer of all time? Probably.

http://otca.com.au/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=6129&d=1357629177

So when are you selling this to me because you have a MISB one :p:D

Kapryiath
8th January 2013, 06:38 PM
my mp red alert arrived today :D

sideswipes brother
8th January 2013, 06:42 PM
This is what you missed out on by a dollar Starscream77. MWAHHAHAAAAAA:p
Many thanks to UltraMarginal. :)

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee449/moroh15/IMG_4215_zps0ce3ee49.jpg

Kazza
8th January 2013, 07:55 PM
Very impressive Kazza. Isn't that a complete MP collection as well? (besides Megs) :D

That isnt all my masterpieces, I have 25 in total. One day i will take a full photo of everything.

ILikeSoundwave
8th January 2013, 08:13 PM
Most recent arrivals :D Thundertron and Kickback
http://s2.postimage.org/5czes827t/image.jpg

theshape
8th January 2013, 08:34 PM
Greatest Transformer of all time? Probably.

http://otca.com.au/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=6129&d=1357629177

Wow very nice !

Starscream77
8th January 2013, 09:27 PM
ouch !!! That's just cold
Well done but

This is what you missed out on by a dollar Starscream77. MWAHHAHAAAAAA:p
Many thanks to UltraMarginal. :)

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee449/moroh15/IMG_4215_zps0ce3ee49.jpg

lone_rr
8th January 2013, 09:44 PM
ouch !!! That's just cold
Well done but
Hey, i have a RTS misb lugnut for sale if you want Starscream77. $30.00 plus postage and it's yours. just pm me

liegeprime
8th January 2013, 10:13 PM
That's the first time I've seen him around here in Perth.

Ive mostly seen him in Big W's not yet on other stores.Oh Wait! Myers ha him a well, but with their limited stock it just vanishes quickly.
No pics yet to post at all, my friend just pm'd me on facebook that he finally got me Tf Prime Skyquake ( the full size one this time = $35) in Philippines. Can't wait for my holidays to come soon so I can all pick up all the figures he's been stocking up for me soon....:D.

i_amtrunks
8th January 2013, 10:46 PM
IDWs Chaos Police Action trade.

Glad I only spent 15 on it. It is far too short.

GoktimusPrime
9th January 2013, 12:27 PM
Finally...
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/acquisitions/acquisition_20130109.jpg

UltraMarginal
9th January 2013, 01:22 PM
This is what you missed out on by a dollar Starscream77. MWAHHAHAAAAAA:p
Many thanks to UltraMarginal. :)

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee449/moroh15/IMG_4215_zps0ce3ee49.jpg


ouch !!! That's just cold
Well done but

Yea that was a bit cold, but I'm glad you like it, I hope you find one of your own soon enough Starscream77, it's a cracker of a toy.

iamirondude
9th January 2013, 01:44 PM
some of the tf's im waiting on finally arrived after spending a month in customs.i really like stampy he's a nifty little thing but what is the peg in the middle of his guts for?

Paulbot
9th January 2013, 02:03 PM
what is the peg in the middle of his guts for?

He turns into a "gun (http://www.tfu.info/1999/Cybertron/Stampy/stampy.htm)" that bigger Cybertrons/Maximals can hold.

iamirondude
9th January 2013, 02:08 PM
thanks for that mate.but its not much of a gun is it.

GoktimusPrime
9th January 2013, 02:08 PM
some of the tf's im waiting on finally arrived after spending a month in customs.i really like stampy he's a nifty little thing but what is the peg in the middle of his guts for?
It's a gun handle for his "Targetmaster" weapon mode. I think it's a 5mm post, so any other compatible Transformer should be able to hold him.

http://tfbaka.de-blog.jp/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2011/01/01/photo_17.jpg
http://tfbaka.de-blog.jp/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2011/01/01/photo_18.jpg
http://tfbaka.de-blog.jp/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2011/01/01/photo_19.jpg

Here's a picture of Break in weapon mode being held by Classics Optimus Prime:
http://stat001.ameba.jp/user_images/bb/63/10012364834_s.jpg

Paulbot
9th January 2013, 02:23 PM
thanks for that mate.but its not much of a gun is it.

Nope. Break's is better, although Break is more shell-formery.

GoktimusPrime
9th January 2013, 02:36 PM
No need to split hares. :p :p :p

Sharky
9th January 2013, 04:19 PM
No need to split hares. :p :p :p

man there should be a ban button for bad jokes.... :D

seespotrun
9th January 2013, 10:49 PM
My first acquisition for the new year: Cyberverse Commander Blackout, spotted at a Woolworths. Funnily enough, I think his Cyberverse incarnation is better than his Voyager toy.

Here he is next to his closest Voyager counterpart...Autobot Whirl.

http://i.imgur.com/3sP5i.jpg (http://imgur.com/3sP5i)

Aegis
10th January 2013, 08:06 AM
Nice, about a year ago he was one of the harder commanders to find, in my area at least. How did you go transforming him? I remember I hadn't had that much trouble since universe Galvatron.

iamirondude
10th January 2013, 10:57 AM
just got botshot launchers ironhide and starscream.

snaketales
10th January 2013, 12:50 PM
Picked up FOC Starscream and Ultra Magnus from a private supplier yesterday. First impressions are I really like Starscream. Haven't opened UM yet.

Mythirax
10th January 2013, 01:32 PM
Picked these guys up yesterday from a layby. I'm spewing though, I thought I had Dead End on layby as well... So after all the times seeing him in the stores, thinking I can't wait to get my hands on him. Either I didn't layby him or something screwed up :D - Went out yesterday searching over for one but no luck. (Ignore the Christmas decorations, I've still yet to take them down)

http://i.imgur.com/Qtro0.jpg

iamirondude
10th January 2013, 01:57 PM
just picked up prime dlx vehicon andFOC soundwave and also got the complete series of starblazers.been an awesome day.

The_Black_Sheep
10th January 2013, 08:20 PM
Stepper's old mate finally arrived today...

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/Pulse_Warrior/Acquisitions/ArtfireStepper.jpg

Now, When's that re-issued G1 Artfire ever gonna see the light of day..? :rolleyes:

UltraMarginal
10th January 2013, 10:10 PM
I ordered these suckas back in july or so, they were just brought over by a mate last week. and the comics were from a trip to Kings Comics.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l541/UltraMarginal/UltraMarginals%20Transformers%20collection/Forum%20Photos/20130103_184450.jpg

and this guy turned up from eBay as well

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l541/UltraMarginal/UltraMarginals%20Transformers%20collection/Forum%20Photos/2012-12-01225325.jpg

Slag
10th January 2013, 11:41 PM
Picked these up in the last few days. I'll get some better pics up later:)
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee476/teammembernumber8/IMG_7332.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee476/teammembernumber8/IMG_7335.jpg Finally.... a waist shield for yellow devy.. way over-priced, but i'll sleep easier knowing his robo-goolies are protected:p

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee476/teammembernumber8/IMG_7338.jpg
Kreo waspy and scorpy from Griffin.. (technically, they arrived last year)

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee476/teammembernumber8/IMG_7339.jpg
And a much needed pair of fists from Irondude. Thanks again mate:D

theshape
10th January 2013, 11:49 PM
Very nice mate!

Slag
11th January 2013, 09:31 AM
Stepper's old mate finally arrived today...

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/Pulse_Warrior/Acquisitions/ArtfireStepper.jpg

Now, When's that re-issued G1 Artfire ever gonna see the light of day..? :rolleyes: Makes me wish i picked up stepper when he first came out.. nice..



and this guy turned up from eBay as well

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l541/UltraMarginal/UltraMarginals%20Transformers%20collection/Forum%20Photos/2012-12-01225325.jpg Cool.. whose head is that down on the ground?


Very nice mate!
cheer bro

fatbot
11th January 2013, 10:31 AM
Greatest Transformer of all time? Probably.

http://otca.com.au/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=6129&d=1357629177

The best figure ever produced? Oh, HELL YEAH!

snaketales
11th January 2013, 10:58 AM
Cool.. whose head is that down on the ground?


I believe that's an alternate head that came with the bust.

I picked up FOC Sideswipe and Air Raid last night from a private supplier. Air Raid's bio is sooooo Fireflight's (he's distracted by the scenery)

griffin
11th January 2013, 12:43 PM
I totally missed that one.... It must have been announced early by some source that it was Fireflight (which is why a lot of fansites and online stores called it that), so I never noticed it ending up being Air Raid. Since it will be Fireflight in Japan (http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/generations-autobots-japan-519/fireflight-6606/) (apparently), maybe Hasbro have lost the name, because the Kreo combiner set has Fireflight called "Firestrike (http://www.seibertron.com/images/toys/uploads/1355808164_1.jpg)".
I better go fix up the checklist.... seems that no one else noticed either.

UltraMarginal
11th January 2013, 01:33 PM
Cool.. whose head is that down on the ground?



I believe that's an alternate head that came with the bust.

Yep, it comes with a spare head that you can swap out, one armoured and one not. I think he looks a bit like a pinhead with the smaller head on. I've also noticed other listings mentioning a second hand, I need to go have another look in his box, I don't think it's there.


I picked up FOC Sideswipe and Air Raid last night from a private supplier. Air Raid's bio is sooooo Fireflight's (he's distracted by the scenery)


I totally missed that one.... It must have been announced early by some source that it was Fireflight (which is why a lot of fansites and online stores called it that), so I never noticed it ending up being Air Raid. Since it will be Fireflight in Japan (http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/generations-autobots-japan-519/fireflight-6606/) (apparently), maybe Hasbro have lost the name, because the Kreo combiner set has Fireflight called "Firestrike (http://www.seibertron.com/images/toys/uploads/1355808164_1.jpg)".
I better go fix up the checklist.... seems that no one else noticed either.

I haven't seen any photos yet (I don't think) but I've heard that the japan release is much darker, pretty much an individual deco, so you could just about get away with having both and actually having the two different characters.

personally though, I don't feel that any of the aerialbots should have an alt mode as large or powerful as shockwave. doesn't seem right. I'll be skipping both of these for the moment. as nice as the deco is (on the Hasbro version).

griffin
11th January 2013, 01:55 PM
Looking at the checklist, I found that I got Kickback wrong too... calling it Insecticon. Which I think was what it was called at BotCon last year, so maybe Hasbro had a couple preliminary names that didn't make it to packaging.

Mythirax
11th January 2013, 02:51 PM
Found a Prime Ironhide Commander thanks to adds (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/member.php?u=1090).

About to rip into him!

http://i.imgur.com/SesiJ.jpg

SMHFConvoy
11th January 2013, 03:08 PM
Just received TFP Thundertron from Fatbot. Thanks man! Can't wait to open it! :-)

spiderken17
11th January 2013, 05:51 PM
Stepper's old mate finally arrived today...

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/Pulse_Warrior/Acquisitions/ArtfireStepper.jpg

Now, When's that re-issued G1 Artfire ever gonna see the light of day..? :rolleyes:

What are these two? Repainted inferno and jazz?

Bidoofdude
11th January 2013, 06:20 PM
What are these two? Repainted inferno and jazz?

Stepper and the new Artfire.

GoktimusPrime
11th January 2013, 10:19 PM
Artfire (http://otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=15202) and Stepper (http://otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=12776). Stepper is a repaint of Jazz, Artfire is a hybrid mould combining parts from both Inferno and Grapple, then repainted. Both come with Targetmaster weapon-partners (see review threads for more info :))

liegeprime
12th January 2013, 12:23 AM
Makes me wish i picked up stepper when he first came out.. nice..


You still can, he's sold at BBTS from $80 up. It's already discounted price coz when I bought mine from them it was about $112 or something.

Slag
12th January 2013, 01:04 AM
You still can, he's sold at BBTS from $80 up. It's already discounted price coz when I bought mine from them it was about $112 or something.

hmmmm. might have to do that..:)

spiderken17
12th January 2013, 06:58 AM
Artfire (http://otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=15202) and Stepper (http://otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=12776). Stepper is a repaint of Jazz, Artfire is a hybrid mould combining parts from both Inferno and Grapple, then repainted. Both come with Targetmaster weapon-partners (see review threads for more info :))

Cheers, so much to learn. I hope all this Transformer knowledge isn't pushing essential knowledge out of my brain. :)

GoktimusPrime
12th January 2013, 10:04 AM
Non-Transformers knowledge isn't essential. :p :p

Bidoofdude
12th January 2013, 10:12 AM
Artfire (http://otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=15202) and Stepper (http://otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=12776). Stepper is a repaint of Jazz, Artfire is a hybrid mould combining parts from both Inferno and Grapple, then repainted. Both come with Targetmaster weapon-partners (see review threads for more info :))

+1 QFT.:)

theshape
12th January 2013, 04:41 PM
Love my G1 stepper

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/TheShape84/IMG_20121121_202854-1.jpg

as for artfire...probably wont find one for what im willing to pay for him

crankcase76
12th January 2013, 07:56 PM
picked up these today from Ispayks, thanks mate for them.:D:D

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05567_zps2d043899.jpg
even got a Gun with him!!!:eek:

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05566_zpsf2e98ba4.jpg

klystron
12th January 2013, 08:11 PM
...also got the complete series of starblazers...

jelly

theshape
13th January 2013, 05:35 PM
Todays flea market score:

http://i.imgur.com/hUEOx.jpg

ROTF devastator.. what a clunky toy, the individual robots dont even transform:p

Mythirax
13th January 2013, 05:41 PM
Todays flea market score:

ROTF devastator.. what a clunky toy, the individual robots dont even transform:p

Regardless, awesome score. I really love this Devastator, as a whole, not as separate pieces. His just a nice giant robot, dog, thing.

crankcase76
14th January 2013, 04:47 PM
Received this today from Sil1580sx, this will nearly finish off my alternators collection, windcharger on the way and have to acquire Rumble.:D:D

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05587_zps4d236bfe.jpg

Mythirax
14th January 2013, 05:46 PM
Received this today from Sil1580sx, this will nearly finish off my alternators collection, windcharger on the way and have to acquire Rumble.:D:D

Damn they are so sexy. How many of them do you have now?

crankcase76
14th January 2013, 08:22 PM
Damn they are so sexy. How many of them do you have now?

done a count and all up i have 22, plus the one I'm waiting on and rumble will make it 24.:D:D

theshape
14th January 2013, 09:24 PM
Finally got the leg of raiden today and Slam dance
http://i.imgur.com/m4QRW.jpg?1

GoktimusPrime
14th January 2013, 10:58 PM
Heh, pigeon toed Slam Dance. :p

Received a Tomica Bumblebee bus yesterday as a gift from some friends who just got back from Japan. Today I picked up my comic books -- kinda ironic that I picked up MTMTE #13 which has Ultra Magnus on the cover and arguably one of Ultra Magnus' finest moments in the story a day after the anniversary of Robert Stack's birth.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/acquisitions/acquisition_20130113.jpg

Mythirax
14th January 2013, 11:10 PM
done a count and all up i have 22, plus the one I'm waiting on and rumble will make it 24.:D:D

So awesome, you'll have to post an image of the lot. I'd love to see them :D

crankcase76
15th January 2013, 04:42 AM
So awesome, you'll have to post an image of the lot. I'd love to see them :D

Will do, have a pic up soon. Will put it in collection threads.

Starscream77
15th January 2013, 06:34 AM
Been a bit lazy so this would be last 2 months

- The FOC art book is amazing
- Picked up Astro Magnum at trash & treasure for $6
- Love my new MPs
- FOC Sideswipe is a massive let down

Bidoofdude
15th January 2013, 11:06 AM
What's trash and treasure again?

Starscream77
15th January 2013, 12:02 PM
What's trash and treasure again?

Flea markets

Sharky
15th January 2013, 12:34 PM
First Transformer Purchase for the year, and a masterpiece of a purchase at that.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Sharkysparky/Grabbings/2013/photo_zps693278e1.jpg

Hasbro MP Optimus Prime
Hasbro MP Thundercracker
TF: Prime Deluxe Vehicon

ILikeSoundwave
15th January 2013, 12:56 PM
First Transformer Purchase for the year, and a masterpiece of a purchase at that.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Sharkysparky/Grabbings/2013/photo_zps693278e1.jpg

Hasbro MP Optimus Prime
Hasbro MP Thundercracker
TF: Prime Deluxe Vehicon

Where did you find Thundercracker.

Sharky
15th January 2013, 01:08 PM
Where did you find Thundercracker.

Toys R Us,

the TC and OP was on layby since the sale.
Vehicon was from Myer

ILikeSoundwave
15th January 2013, 01:37 PM
Toys R Us,

the TC and OP was on layby since the sale.
Vehicon was from Myer

Oh it was on Lay by, I thought you found him, because he is very hard to find now.

Ultra Mackness
15th January 2013, 02:20 PM
Great start to the year Sharky, those two MPs are great!

My year started with a little cyberverse, souvenirs from my brief trip to the ACT and surrounds

http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy96/eaglenest/IMAG0360.jpg

then picked up my (MISB) layby from Toyzone Boronia :D:D:D

http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy96/eaglenest/IMAG0361.jpg

And with Unicron's head!! :D

http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy96/eaglenest/IMAG0362.jpg

GoktimusPrime
15th January 2013, 06:53 PM
And with Unicron's head!! :D
Yeah, that was standard in Australia. They were apparently rare in North America, but here it was the other way around. I don't think I ever saw a Primus here that didn't come with a Unicron head. :) For whatever reason I think Hasbro ended up shipping most of the Unicron headed Primi down under (which might explain why they ended up being rare in other countries). Understandably frustrating for the Yanks (and Canucks), but win for us! :D

Bidoofdude
15th January 2013, 07:45 PM
Oh. Nice.:D

Bidoofdude
15th January 2013, 07:46 PM
Yeah, that was standard in Australia. They were apparently rare in North America, but here it was the other way around. I don't think I ever saw a Primus here that didn't come with a Unicron head. :) For whatever reason I think Hasbro ended up shipping most of the Unicron headed Primi down under (which might explain why they ended up being rare in other countries). Understandably frustrating for the Yanks (and Canucks), but win for us! :D

I never even saw any Primus' here! (then again I was small so probably on the top shelf or something.)

Kazza
15th January 2013, 08:05 PM
Received today from Jetfire in the Sky, Skylynx Encore, thanks man.

crankcase76
15th January 2013, 08:14 PM
Received today from Jetfire in the Sky, Skylynx Encore, thanks man.

So Jelly on that win, top guess though.:D

Bidoofdude
15th January 2013, 09:25 PM
Received today from Jetfire in the Sky, Skylynx Encore, thanks man.

That was a swift and good win. Opened him up for a play yet?:D

Ae-Evolution
15th January 2013, 09:33 PM
http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/22221_10200361465948230_1713264481_n.jpg

I just need ONE more. :D

Kazza
15th January 2013, 10:00 PM
That was a swift and good win. Opened him up for a play yet?:D

Yup I just opened him up, dont know if i should apply the stickers or not.

Ultra Mackness
16th January 2013, 06:42 AM
I can obviously only speak for myself, but I was disappointed after applying the stickers to my reissue Skylynx. I just didn't think it enhanced any of the modes and if I had my time again I'd keep the decals unapplied.

5FDP
16th January 2013, 07:27 AM
You were disappointed only after you applied stickers to Sky Lynx ;) :p

Ultra Mackness
16th January 2013, 07:53 AM
Yeah..I think I was distracted by the blindingly minty whiteness of the shuttle component - I was pretty sure that plastic that white couldn't be recreated and only existed back in the 80s. Of course that means that my reissue lives in his box frightenned of what UV light will do to him :)

Kazza
16th January 2013, 10:00 AM
Thanks for the heads up, i might leave the stickers unapplied.

GoktimusPrime
16th January 2013, 10:18 AM
I think the toy looks bland without stickers myself. :/ Maybe use reprolabels? That way you can remove them later if you change your mind (you can use stuff like rubbing alcohol to remove residue) and still leave the original stickers in tact.

Bidoofdude
16th January 2013, 01:40 PM
I have no idea what the stickers look like on this guy. :confused::o
What do the stickers add, if I may ask. :D
It really depends on whether you yourself think it would improve the figure, as well as if you plan on reselling it in the future or keeping it all unused to keep value, such as you do with your MPs.
Do whatever you feel is right and if it will make it any better for you.:D

crankcase76
16th January 2013, 07:53 PM
received this today from BBTS which makes up for not getting it when i got Sideswipe, plus a few more microns for my prime collection. OH and some reprolabels :D:D

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05603_zpseb054af6.jpg

Tallestblue
16th January 2013, 08:22 PM
Rather Epic haul from BBTS. Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Bumblebee, Wheeljack, Soundwave and Lazerback. Transformers Prime Voyager class Ultra Magnus, Thundertron and Skyquake, Reissue Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armour and Reissue Piranacon box set (Because i was feeling a Masterforce vibe)

No pics as I am very tired. sister just had a baby so it's been a busy week for Tallest.

Starscream77
17th January 2013, 07:40 AM
Thanks to sil1580sx

i_amtrunks
17th January 2013, 01:24 PM
Nice large box arrived from RK today:
- reissue Ultra Magnus
- Hasbro reissue Sideswipe
- Encore reissue Trailbreaker
- Diamond Select Prowl bust

So much for trying to get more G1 Decepticons. :rolleyes:

Bidoofdude
17th January 2013, 06:42 PM
Nice large box arrived from RK today:
- reissue Ultra Magnus
- Hasbro reissue Sideswipe
- Encore reissue Trailbreaker
- Diamond Select Prowl bust

So much for trying to get more G1 Decepticons. :rolleyes:

Very nice haul Iamtrunks. Those are some good figures to get. :D

kup
17th January 2013, 07:00 PM
A big thanks to Heroic Decepticon for helping me out in obtaining this:

http://kupscigar.com/2013/170113.JPG

Slag
17th January 2013, 07:19 PM
^^ Awesome Kup. I really want one, only problem is, if i did, I'd feel obliged to get a G1 version.. ( if i could find and afford one:o)

crankcase76
17th January 2013, 07:54 PM
picked these up today from penrith plaza in the hobby shop next to the ABC shop and they were half price at$6.50 so i grabbed 2 and got optimus with the pop out matrix and rumble, as i couldn't read the box and thought that they were all the same. but it must be a lucky dip kind of thing i guess.:D:D

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05604_zps914e28e7.jpg

hope i can score the devistator one though!!:cool:

1AZRAEL1
17th January 2013, 08:00 PM
Got a bit this month, hadn't been bothered to take photos until now.

FOC figures from BBTS, Legends figures courtesy of Ploughmans Lunch

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/1AZRAEL1/IMG_0363_zpsd0f99d96.jpg

Kreo Sets courtesy of BBTS, WST Soundwave courtesy of Uteiki

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/1AZRAEL1/IMG_0364_zpsd713bdc1.jpg

Actionmaster parts courtesy of iamirondude

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/1AZRAEL1/IMG_0380_zps4a5acc4e.jpg

kreh80
17th January 2013, 09:37 PM
Hey everyone,

I picked the two mp's up in Cairns. I phoned TRU up there, they had one of each so my cousin went and picked them up for me. Pretty happy with that.

G1 optimus is over in the G1 thread.

Happy new year to me hey ha ha ha.

Kurt

http://s1303.beta.photobucket.com/user/kreh80/library/

Bidoofdude
17th January 2013, 10:07 PM
Nice Haul Kreh. (You lucky bugger:p)
I'm still waiting for my MP Op to come in.
That's a nice condition G1 Op too.

kreh80
18th January 2013, 07:42 AM
Thanks bidoofdude,

I'm really happy about the MP's but having this G1 OP boxed (and in this condition) is something I have wanted for a long while now.

jazzcomp
18th January 2013, 09:50 AM
WST Soundwave courtesy of Uteiki
You finally got him ;) How much?
I was trying to get one off him awhile back but lost to an ebay bidder.

1AZRAEL1
18th January 2013, 10:01 AM
You finally got him ;) How much?
I was trying to get one off him awhile back but lost to an ebay bidder.

Finally have him and very happy :D
Not sure how much. Had him bundled with defender too heh

SuspectimusPrime
19th January 2013, 10:20 AM
IDW Spotlight Thundercracker cover A. Found the Armada-esque designs of cover B and FOC designs of R1 cover to be a bit weak.

nyerk
19th January 2013, 02:18 PM
My Nexus haul, all were originally MISB. (Though not for very long :)

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5091/img5381t.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/826/img5381t.jpg/)

Thanks to Kyle for Ramjet and Mirage.

Aqua Prime
19th January 2013, 02:37 PM
This is my haul from Nexus. Looks like another week of savings toward the new motorbike, down the drain.... sigh

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i128/sajica_2006/acquisitions/IMG_1935_zpsf1068777.jpg

Transmetal 2 Dinobot in white and KO Cassete Dinosaur thing are the ones that have fallen over prior to the pic.

Ultra Mackness
20th January 2013, 02:22 PM
An e-hobby sentinel! fantastic get there AP!

My latest acquisition - TF PRiD Vehicon, many thanks to the generosity of Janda the Red (Thanks again man!). These things are cool. They look like the kind of car a vampire would drive into Las Vegas in :).

http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy96/eaglenest/IMAG0369.jpg

SMHFConvoy
20th January 2013, 08:20 PM
So beast hunters are available in Australia already?

liegeprime
20th January 2013, 10:32 PM
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05603_zpseb054af6.jpg

Oooh I want those micron sets cranky! BBTS:D:D you say?

griffin
20th January 2013, 11:39 PM
So beast hunters are available in Australia already?

Not yet... :(

crankcase76
21st January 2013, 11:10 AM
Oooh I want those micron sets cranky! BBTS:D:D you say?

yes, thats where i got them from liege.:D

Aqua Prime
21st January 2013, 11:25 AM
So beast hunters are available in Australia already?


Not yet... :(

Yes and no. They are/ were from a local online seller. If I'm not allowed to post the link, please delete the link mods

http://www.niftystoysandgames.com/products-page/transformers-prime/

Bidoofdude
22nd January 2013, 12:05 PM
Got this bad boy at like 10am this morning:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8361/8403968546_03a68c997a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68801062@N05/8403968546/)
Seeker Aces: Transformers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68801062@N05/8403968546/) by Bidoofdude (http://www.flickr.com/people/68801062@N05/), on Flickr
4 Day shipping isn't bad. Good job RK. I'm impressed.



Also found it interesting that it says "distributed in Australia and New Zealand" on the bottom. Also added my Life as a Cassette as proof.

Overall, AWESOME!!:D:cool:

GoktimusPrime
22nd January 2013, 03:15 PM
That's impressive looking artwork. :) (I'm not going to buy that set just for the box though :p) I wonder who drew it... looks kinda Yoshioka Hidetsuga-esque... but I don't think it's him. Definitely doesn't look like Tsushima Naoto's work (he did the packaging art for Henkei! Henkei! and the TF Animated manga).


Also found it interesting that it says "distributed in Australia and New Zealand" on the bottom.
I suspect that it's just a generic blurb that they print on toy packaging, as in the Transformers brand is distributed in Australian and New Zealand, and not necessarily the individual figures themselves. Like you might find the same blurb on Transformers Prime First Edition packaging even though Australia skipped that entire line. Also Australia and New Zealand don't always get the same thing -- sometimes we get stuff that they miss, and they get stuff that we miss.

Bidoofdude
22nd January 2013, 04:32 PM
Yes, I guess so. :o
The art is very good, especially since the box is quite large (42cm long)
Unfortunately as of yet, I have to keep the box behind the insert (see my pictures in flickr) as it holds the gridded purple cardboard insert.

It's a very good set and it seems like I'm pretty much the second person to own one (not counting stores), besides that guy that posted box pics.
(unless those who have received it haven't shared it with the world- most likely)
I recommend it to anyone looking for cartoon accuracy or for the seekers they don't have. I'm quite tempted to get the coneheads for that art.
I don't have any coneheads yet so I think they would make a good edition.
thanks for the feedback Gok, appreciate it.:cool::D

theshape
22nd January 2013, 07:29 PM
Just arrived in japan today (here for 1 week). Found Mandarake in akihabara and picked these up for fairly cheap. They didnt have any super rare stuff, rarest thing were a set of sealed red g2 constructicons that had "not for sale" on them. US/EU vintage TF stuff was overpriced.

http://i.imgur.com/HCAA31S.jpg

They had a Diaclone Red sunstreaker for about $280 (c7 box), was tempting...:o

Was pretty cool to walk into one shop and have "Hunger" playing in the background

Bidoofdude
22nd January 2013, 08:36 PM
Did they have any Encore Omegas or Anime Galvatrons. My bro's heading over there so I might need to know.:cool:
Were prices quite reasonable for Jap stuff like encores, etc?;)

Slag
22nd January 2013, 08:52 PM
Just arrived in japan today (here for 1 week). Found Mandarake in akihabara and picked these up for fairly cheap. They didnt have any super rare stuff, rarest thing were a set of sealed red g2 constructicons that had "not for sale" on them. US/EU vintage TF stuff was overpriced.

http://i.imgur.com/HCAA31S.jpg

They had a Diaclone Red sunstreaker for about $280 (c7 box), was tempting...:o

Was pretty cool to walk into one shop and have "Hunger" playing in the background

How does that go again??:p but seriously,, how does it go

Thats the only boxed dino i have! Nice work on the Ranger. Mine has been coloured in with metallic paint.... not in a good way either..:o
would love to see some pics of the shops:)

Iriorne
22nd January 2013, 09:40 PM
Big day yesterday:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/233731/OTCA/Giant_TC.jpg

Giant's a great figure but some of the joints are super tight to the point that I'm worried about them breaking. My fingers are still sore from messing with him last night. Pretty pleased with Thundercracker too, the new design is a big improvement, though I still love my MP Skywarp. Sadly the head has paint chipping off after only one transformation. Will have to give it a few coats of clear and see if that improves its durability.

I think I'm going to have to find an MP-11 to complete my MP seeker set. :D

GoktimusPrime
22nd January 2013, 09:55 PM
How does that go again??:p but seriously,, how does it go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGwEiiVyPwA (my 3 year old tries to sing this in the car ;))

SuspectimusPrime
22nd January 2013, 10:30 PM
Big day yesterday:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/233731/OTCA/Giant_TC.jpg

Giant's a great figure but some of the joints are super tight to the point that I'm worried about them breaking. My fingers are still sore from messing with him last night. Pretty pleased with Thundercracker too, the new design is a big improvement, though I still love my MP Skywarp. Sadly the head has paint chipping off after only one transformation. Will have to give it a few coats of clear and see if that improves its durability.

I think I'm going to have to find an MP-11 to complete my MP seeker set. :D

Don't worry, Giant shouldn't break ;) Be gentle though, there are parts where you should hold down a button to release certain joints. Still cannot find a safe way to hold down the elbow buttons (for vehicle mode) without rolling around the floor wincing in pain afterwards. Also -> unlocking not-Hook's arms transformation for robot mode is major pain. Worth every bit of it though :cool:

liegeprime
23rd January 2013, 10:17 AM
My BBTS order got delivered today :)


Quite a big box, Tested it with Brave Max - at least I know when that preorder arrives this the size of a box Im expecting to get.
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2013%20Acquisitions/DSC02554.jpg
shame most of this is air since the packaging of Hasbro and Mattel Products these days are 30% figure, 65% packaging empty space, 5% inserts

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2013%20Acquisitions/DSC02557.jpg

a spread of what's inside, mostly Kreo stuff :D:D

Bidoofdude
23rd January 2013, 11:34 AM
That's a really good haul, Liege. Wish I was ordering big orders like that. Most of the time it's one item for me.:D

Mythirax
23rd January 2013, 12:38 PM
My BBTS order got delivered today :)


Quite a big box, Tested it with Brave Max - at least I know when that preorder arrives this the size of a box Im expecting to get.

shame most of this is air since the packaging of Hasbro and Mattel Products these days are 30% figure, 65% packaging empty space, 5% inserts

a spread of what's inside, mostly Kreo stuff :D:D

Oh you got artfire, I want :(

1AZRAEL1
23rd January 2013, 02:03 PM
Was after a few of those Kreo sets you bought, Showdown and Ambush I wanted, but they are out of Ambush and the only Showdown they have is open and missing a Kreon :(

SMHFConvoy
23rd January 2013, 04:42 PM
Got my FE Starscream from eBay today and a FOC Starscream from Kmart

i_amtrunks
23rd January 2013, 05:57 PM
A mini grail arrived for me today:
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f285/i_amtrunks/IMG_1143_zps1b3a9010.jpg

It was MISB until just after this photo was taken.

I mentioned this earlier in the thread, but finally got around to taking a photo:
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f285/i_amtrunks/IMG_1149_zpsf5d13848.jpg
Prowl Statue.

GoktimusPrime
23rd January 2013, 08:18 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/acquisitions/acquisition_20130123.jpg

Mythirax
23rd January 2013, 08:38 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/acquisitions/acquisition_20130123.jpg

Nice, Can't wait to get my hands on one of these. I have an odd love for Magnus.

liegeprime
23rd January 2013, 10:37 PM
Oh you got artfire, I want :(

There's a thread here in the forum of someone selling Artfire direct from Japan for $130 shipped. You might wanna look at that, its $20 cheaper than what BBTS is offering - otherwise there is still a lot more oin stock at BBTS along with Stepper.


That's a really good haul, Liege. Wish I was ordering big orders like that. Most of the time it's one item for me.:D

Thanks BDD! Don't be fooled, this haul is worth 6 months, so don't sweat it hehehe. You can too just use the POL system to save up on postage. Of course you gotta have patience to wait for them figures though :D


Was after a few of those Kreo sets you bought, Showdown and Ambush I wanted, but they are out of Ambush and the only Showdown they have is open and missing a Kreon :(

Shame, Im sure theyll have to restock it soon. I was just lucky to finally find in their list a spare complete sideswipe (first release sets) coz the price of this set in ebay is ridiculous and Im really only after the Kreon :p:p

Where did you buy Magnus Gok? Import or local? I got Sideswipe but he's you know import - BBTS order. Its the only figure I wanted of the next batch - coz in liegeverse this figure is Chase, just as in liegeverse FOC Jazz is Searchlight. :):p

Iriorne
23rd January 2013, 11:00 PM
Also -> unlocking not-Hook's arms transformation for robot mode is major pain.

Funny, those were exactly the joints I was thinking of. :) Unlocking his arms seems ok but the super-strong ratchets on the shoulder are causing the plastic sliders that allow his arms to extend out from his body to bend when folding his arms back up into vehicle mode. Looks very scary but luckily it doesn't seem too bad as long as I can keep enough pressure on the slider to stop the torsion.

GoktimusPrime
23rd January 2013, 11:26 PM
Where did you buy Magnus Gok? Import or local?
http://otca.com.au/boards/showpost.php?p=336733&postcount=3219

:)

liegeprime
23rd January 2013, 11:29 PM
http://otca.com.au/boards/showpost.php?p=336733&postcount=3219

:)

Cheers, just my luck, I knew I shouldve gone for some other figure instead of this one. Wasnt sue how early they'd release it here and Im only after Sideswipe anyhow.

Bumbleb33
23rd January 2013, 11:36 PM
A mini grail arrived for me today:
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f285/i_amtrunks/IMG_1143_zps1b3a9010.jpg

It was MISB until just after this photo was taken.

He's great isn't he? My girlfriend got him for me Christmas 2011 (he too was a grail for me).

tinyJazz
24th January 2013, 06:00 AM
My birthday present arrived! :p This has been on my wanted list for a while, so I thought it was good time to get one.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8074/8408062419_aa5c04d111_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinyjazzrobot/8408062419/)
AM Jazz (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinyjazzrobot/8408062419/) by tiny jazz robot (http://www.flickr.com/people/tinyjazzrobot/), on Flickr

pretty.

Bidoofdude
24th January 2013, 11:07 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/acquisitions/acquisition_20130123.jpg

Nice, Gok. From Kmart, I presume?
I should really head down to Kmart. Just for Magnus and Kickback.:)

Megatron
24th January 2013, 11:21 AM
My birthday present arrived! :p This has been on my wanted list for a while, so I thought it was good time to get one.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8074/8408062419_aa5c04d111_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinyjazzrobot/8408062419/)
AM Jazz (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinyjazzrobot/8408062419/) by tiny jazz robot (http://www.flickr.com/people/tinyjazzrobot/), on Flickr

pretty.

Oh, he's beautiful! I want one of these, too. :cool:

i_amtrunks
24th January 2013, 11:41 AM
My last two Alternators arrived: Rumble and Ravage (Jaguar).

And with that, my Alt collection is complete as I have at least one of each mould.

Also grabbed a second Vehicon as it is an all-round great toy. Tried tog et a FoC AirRaid as well but Kmart refused to sell it. :rolleyes:

GoktimusPrime
24th January 2013, 11:51 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/acquisitions/acquisition_20130123a.jpg
Now I'm just waiting for FoC Sideswipe and Starscream to arrive from Golden Phoenix, and I will have collected this assortment! :D (c'mon Australia Post!!)


My birthday present arrived! :p This has been on my wanted list for a while, so I thought it was good time to get one.

*snip*

pretty.
Heh, I remember when I got that toy... I kept making him race Michaelangelo and Donatello on their Cheap-Skates and Muppet Babies Kermit (who also came with a skateboard). :p That's about as much fun as I've ever gotten out an Action Master. :o :p


Nice, Gok. From Kmart, I presume?
I should really head down to Kmart. Just for Magnus and Kickback.:)
Yarp.

SuspectimusPrime
24th January 2013, 12:45 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/acquisitions/acquisition_20130123a.jpg
Now I'm just waiting for FoC Sideswipe and Starscream to arrive from Golden Phoenix, and I will have collected this assortment! :D (c'mon Australia Post!!)


Where did you acquire this guy? :)

I'm on the fence about the other repaints (and Starscream), but I'd really like more Insecticons (to go with my FP not-Insecticons and not-Deluxe-Insecticons). Like troop building Junkions, Insecticon swarms should have some slight variations, whilst keeping classic Insecticon colours, between each other for that IDW freakish mob effect ;) Sunstreaker needs his pet!

GoktimusPrime
24th January 2013, 01:30 PM
Where did you acquire this guy? :)
Same place where we first met. (no bromantic undertones intended :p)


I'm on the fence about the other repaints (and Starscream), but I'd really like more Insecticons (to go with my FP not-Insecticons and not-Deluxe-Insecticons). Like troop building Junkions, Insecticon swarms should have some slight variations, whilst keeping classic Insecticon colours, between each other for that IDW freakish mob effect ;) Sunstreaker needs his pet!
Agreed. Instead of putting another Bumblebee in every wave, how about giving us a variant "grunt-former" in every wave or assortment? Seriously. That way Hasbro can still pump out repaints that have better odds of selling over more shelf/peg warming Bumblebees. Most people don't want an army of Bumblebees... but how many of us would want to collect an army of Insecticons/Junkions/Sweeps/Vehicons etc.???

I don't like collecting multiples, but I would collect variants of troop builder figures. They could release them in:
+ Diaclone-colours (like the Insecticon Clone Army from eHobby, and maybe even use the same names if they can)
+ Deluxe Insecticons (e.g. Kickback repainted as Ransack and Venom, Shrapnel as Chop Shop, and Hardshell as Barrage)
...and then do the same thing with the TF Prime Insecticons! I'd buy 'em all!

Paul Agnew
24th January 2013, 01:52 PM
Oh, I could tell you which Transformers I DIDN'T get this month. ;)

ILikeSoundwave
24th January 2013, 02:11 PM
Found this guy at Kmart Casula still more left!
http://s1.postimage.org/bw6v24rgv/image.jpg

crankcase76
24th January 2013, 08:51 PM
received a few things today from the postie, my TF Source order of FoC stuff arrived. Yippee:D:D

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05617_zps588c908f.jpg

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05616_zpsa409147d.jpg

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05614_zps521c2734.jpg

And another Alternator Ricochet to add to the collection, only a 4 more to go now.:cool::cool::cool::D

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05612_zps871c49a2.jpg

theshape
24th January 2013, 08:57 PM
Here is what i picked up from Mandrake Nakano - Great store, nice g1 assortment!. The G2 was from Mandarake Shibuya, not as nice a selection

http://i.imgur.com/fFjVf9t.jpg

I was tempted to get an original prime in japanese box but i had spent too much already :o

Here are some shots of the store

http://i.imgur.com/Xv1Ac8V.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/jMbCX3f.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YZ80usw.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/HVyg8NR.jpg



Anyone know what this is ?

http://i.imgur.com/DtFW7jU.jpg

Bidoofdude
24th January 2013, 09:32 PM
Those boxed Soundwave's are dirt cheap!
Is that an anime Galvatron in the very bottom left corner?
Nice haul anyway!
Any Laserwaves/Shockwaves?:p

llamatron
24th January 2013, 09:36 PM
Battle Beasts were released in Japan under the TF banner. I don't really know any of the details but I'm sure someone here will know...

cool photos though!

GoktimusPrime
24th January 2013, 10:16 PM
Here are some shots of the store

*snip*

:eek: Cripes those are f'expensive!! :eek:



Anyone know what this is ?

*snip*
Not until 1 minute ago. :p It's called the "Flaming (or Blazing) Fortress". A quick Google search says that Hasbro sold it as the "Blazing Eagle" transport station.

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/BATTLE-BEAST-BLAZING-EAGLE-TRANSPORT-STATION-IN-BOX-NEVER-OPEN-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$T2eC16dHJF0E9nmFSz)1BP-mh8jQLQ~~60_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/BATTLE-BEAST-BLAZING-EAGLE-TRANSPORT-STATION-IN-BOX-NEVER-OPEN-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$T2eC16JHJGkE9no8gJcpBP-mh+ZgeQ~~60_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/BATTLE-BEAST-BLAZING-EAGLE-TRANSPORT-STATION-IN-BOX-NEVER-OPEN-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$T2eC16FHJG8E9nyfmFi6BP-miJEmcg~~60_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/BATTLE-BEAST-BLAZING-EAGLE-TRANSPORT-STATION-IN-BOX-NEVER-OPEN-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$T2eC16NHJGYE9nooh,EIBP-miQN2vw~~60_57.JPG


Those boxed Soundwave's are dirt cheap!
...not what I'd personally consider cheap. Those Soundwaves are Encore reissues, not originals. And I don't think they're complete either. At Mandarake usually if the bottom of the sticker has some red writing, it's telling you some information about the toy that usually makes it less-than-perfect. e.g. it may be loose in box, stickers may be already applied, it may be missing something, or it may even be a KO (at least they tell you :o). The image is a bit too blurry for me to read the kanji properly, but one of them says something about the stickers, and the other says "missing", but I can't make out the rest. Encore Soundwave originally sold for 4500JPY MISB, and those ones are selling for 7350~8400JPY... almost double that price, and in 'questionable' condition.

Mandarake... I find their prices can be expensive for some things, but sometimes you can find a good deal on other stuff. I bought a Alternity Convoy (complete loose mint in box) from there once for about 3000JPY. :) But I must say that I really like and admire Mandarake's policy with openly disclosing any imperfections about their toys on their price stickers. No news is good news - no blurb on the bottom means the toy's pretty much perfect (like that Stranglehold... still way overpriced though IMHO). They do sell KOs there, but they clearly label it completely removes the deception factor and customers can make an informed choice. I'm by no means condoning the manufacture and sales of counterfeit toys, but I find it to be a somewhat more scrupulous business practice than most other sellers who don't openly disclose the nature of their toys.

theshape
24th January 2013, 11:11 PM
yeah they are really respectful of their items. Take them out, let you examine them, treat them so well

Skullcruncher
25th January 2013, 12:12 AM
Nice shape!! Lucky #$#%@ being in Japan - You should check out the beastformers thread here!! Some of the artwork is even better than the transformer boxes... Join us Beastformer collectors!!! :D

Holla if you see Grand Max Jr, man I would trade anything to get that guy!

griffin
25th January 2013, 12:27 AM
Beastformers (released in Western markets by Hasbro as Battle Beasts) was actually featured in the Japanese Headmasters Transformers cartoon (very briefly (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Rebellion_on_Planet_Beast)) and in the Headmasters comic (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Great_Decisive_Battle_of_Planet_Beast!). There were quite a few toys (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Beastformers) (which had the Transformers logo on the packaging), and a few playsets.
This page (http://www.beastformers.com/checklist_ex.cfm) appears to list all the different Beastformers and Battle Beasts toys, but is very big with hundreds of photos.

liegeprime
25th January 2013, 08:51 AM
Woohooo!! MP Soundwave is now status "in stock" at BBTS. My Preorder is processed and is already in my POL, sweeet! Just need to wait for other stuff to join in my POL.:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

snaketales
25th January 2013, 03:54 PM
Picked up the Mars Attacks Transformers one-shot today.
A pretty funny read. Go Cosmos!

orionpax1
25th January 2013, 08:14 PM
Got FOC Ultra Magnus, Sideswipe, Starscream, Air Raid and Kickback today from Kmart.

liegeprime
25th January 2013, 08:28 PM
Picked up the Mars Attacks Transformers one-shot today.
A pretty funny read. Go Cosmos!

oh shame my local PZ didn't have it yet.

Went to K Mart today and saw nothing on the shelves.... good thing I lingered and looked around. Someone tried to hide all of the new release figures at the very top shelves a bit away from the tf area.... nice try whoever he/she is....:mad::mad:

Scored FOC Kickback and FOC Starscream. Left magnus air raid and sideswipe (already have this one) after placing them ALL back on the pegs alloted for them.;) that way whoevers looking will find some , parra btw.

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2013%20Acquisitions/DSC02567.jpg

crankcase76
25th January 2013, 09:04 PM
postie drop this off today for my KT collection :D:D

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05620_zps56beca47.jpg

so here is my KT figures completed.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05621_zps3ac7d163.jpg

Aegis
25th January 2013, 10:51 PM
Nabbed this lot in the past few weeks. Managed to find Magnus instore, the rest are eBay, Skystalker is probably one of my first without a box since I started collecting after Dark of the Moon.


http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm242/rendered_unconscious/100_1199_zps4cfd794e.jpg (http://s298.beta.photobucket.com/user/rendered_unconscious/media/100_1199_zps4cfd794e.jpg.html)

Ae-Evolution
25th January 2013, 11:50 PM
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/775790_10200425044457653_1116915340_o.jpg

Ahhh, love getting mail. As for, Bruticus, took me a 2 1/2 hour trip to get the final piece.

SuspectimusPrime
26th January 2013, 03:12 AM
Nabbed this lot in the past few weeks. Managed to find Magnus instore, the rest are eBay, Skystalker is probably one of my first without a box since I started collecting after Dark of the Moon.


http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm242/rendered_unconscious/100_1199_zps4cfd794e.jpg (http://s298.beta.photobucket.com/user/rendered_unconscious/media/100_1199_zps4cfd794e.jpg.html)

Awesome score with Mindwipe and Skystalker, they make a really cool combined robot mode (http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac254/lu_awaken_bucket/MIND_SKY30.jpg).

Aegis
26th January 2013, 09:27 AM
Wow I didn't know that was possible! I just knew that Mindwipe had a slot for Skystalker to sit on top of Mindwipe in jet mode, like G2 Dreadwing & Smokescreen, and that looked cool to me, but now I'm really glad I got Skystalker. I actually bought Mindwipe for nostalgia it reminded me of G2 Sky Jack, which I had as a kid and loved.

SuspectimusPrime
26th January 2013, 12:48 PM
Wow I didn't know that was possible! I just knew that Mindwipe had a slot for Skystalker to sit on top of Mindwipe in jet mode, like G2 Dreadwing & Smokescreen, and that looked cool to me, but now I'm really glad I got Skystalker. I actually bought Mindwipe for nostalgia it reminded me of G2 Sky Jack, which I had as a kid and loved.

It's a fan-mode :) Be careful when you're trying it though, it's a tight fit trying to get Skystalker's arms in there - but you should be able to do it without damaging any plastic.

Also, if you're thinking of getting a second Skystalker you can do this:
http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/download/file.php?id=18584&mode=view
Image via Seibertron: http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/download/file.php?id=18584&mode=view.

Mythirax
26th January 2013, 01:53 PM
It's a fan-mode :) Be careful when you're trying it though, it's a tight fit trying to get Skystalker's arms in there - but you should be able to do it without damaging any plastic.

Also, if you're thinking of getting a second Skystalker you can do this:
http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/download/file.php?id=18584&mode=view
Image via Seibertron: http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/download/file.php?id=18584&mode=view.

This is awesome! Never seen it done before. Few new ones to put on my wishlist.

Ode to a Grasshopper
26th January 2013, 09:00 PM
Todays sweet haul with a hefty dash of grail-y goodness. Sadly sans MP Soundwave who had sold out by the time I got to Joshin Kids. I'm not in such a rush for him that I'm willing to pay Hero Gangu prices for an item that's at mass retail atm.

Anyway, in order of least to most personal coolness:
1 - TF United Tank Megatron Odieverse Archforce.
2 - CHUGUR white Ultra-class Powerglide Odieverse Hot House.
3 - Asia exclusive Voyager Powerdive.
4 - Henkei Streak. Waiting on MP Prowl to be released before he gets opened, along with Binaltech Smokescreen.
5 - Classics Sideswipe and Henkei Sunstreaker. I'm not holding my breath for an MP Sunstreaker anytime soon (what with Japan having Sideswipe and Red Alert as the 'brothers' deal more than the 2 SSs), so this way I'm covered either way. A pair of minor grails and cause for celebration right there, but the best is yet to come...
6 - A loose, complete Ultra Magnus & City Commander set, with the sweet shoulder missile and G1-ish gun kit.:cool: He's been my number one grail for ages now.

Shame about MP Soundwave, but still pretty pleased with today's loot.

SuspectimusPrime
26th January 2013, 10:53 PM
Todays sweet haul with a hefty dash of grail-y goodness. Sadly sans MP Soundwave who had sold out by the time I got to Joshin Kids. I'm not in such a rush for him that I'm willing to pay Hero Gangu prices for an item that's at mass retail atm.

Anyway, in order of least to most personal coolness:
1 - TF United Tank Megatron Odieverse Archforce.
2 - CHUGUR white Ultra-class Powerglide Odieverse Hot House.
3 - Asia exclusive Voyager Powerdive.
4 - Henkei Streak. Waiting on MP Prowl to be released before he gets opened, along with Binaltech Smokescreen.
5 - Classics Sideswipe and Henkei Sunstreaker. I'm not holding my breath for an MP Sunstreaker anytime soon (what with Japan having Sideswipe and Red Alert as the 'brothers' deal more than the 2 SSs), so this way I'm covered either way. A pair of minor grails and cause for celebration right there, but the best is yet to come...
6 - A loose, complete Ultra Magnus & City Commander set, with the sweet shoulder missile and G1-ish gun kit.:cool: He's been my number one grail for ages now.

Shame about MP Soundwave, but still pretty pleased with today's loot.

That's a pretty sweet loot for one day's work! I actually have Henkei Sideswipe and Classics Sunstreaker instead :D

Mythirax
27th January 2013, 01:03 PM
Todays sweet haul with a hefty dash of grail-y goodness. Sadly sans MP Soundwave who had sold out by the time I got to Joshin Kids. I'm not in such a rush for him that I'm willing to pay Hero Gangu prices for an item that's at mass retail atm.

Anyway, in order of least to most personal coolness:
1 - TF United Tank Megatron Odieverse Archforce.
2 - CHUGUR white Ultra-class Powerglide Odieverse Hot House.
3 - Asia exclusive Voyager Powerdive.
4 - Henkei Streak. Waiting on MP Prowl to be released before he gets opened, along with Binaltech Smokescreen.
5 - Classics Sideswipe and Henkei Sunstreaker. I'm not holding my breath for an MP Sunstreaker anytime soon (what with Japan having Sideswipe and Red Alert as the 'brothers' deal more than the 2 SSs), so this way I'm covered either way. A pair of minor grails and cause for celebration right there, but the best is yet to come...
6 - A loose, complete Ultra Magnus & City Commander set, with the sweet shoulder missile and G1-ish gun kit.:cool: He's been my number one grail for ages now.

Shame about MP Soundwave, but still pretty pleased with today's loot.

Awesome loot man, love the City Commander :D

ILikeSoundwave
27th January 2013, 02:34 PM
Got this guy today.
http://s1.postimage.org/q9p42o5kf/image.jpg

theshape
27th January 2013, 08:28 PM
Picked these 2 up on my last couple of days in Japan

http://i.imgur.com/HlZfibA.jpg

got to meet up with a fellow board member here which was cool!

Now to get that megatron into australia....:confused:

robwin1974
27th January 2013, 09:25 PM
I haven't bought much for awhile since my focus is mainly G1 and generations/classics and the Prime/Beasthunters don't really excite me.

I do like the bot shots and the kreons plus the Masterpieces so will be collecting these

I ended up buying two sets of the stunticon bot shots off evilbay as I am not sure if they will end up here - I didnt bother with the polar autobot team set.

GoktimusPrime
27th January 2013, 09:39 PM
got to meet up with a fellow board member here which was cool!
That is cool! :) Please feel free to post up more details about the meet (and any photos if you have any :D). It's been a year since we last had a meet in Japan (http://otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=12608) :)


Now to get that megatron into australia....:confused:
Carry it in robot mode. If Customs ping you, surrender it and apply for it to be released back to you afterwards. Customs staff should provide you information on how to reclaim confiscated items. As a WA resident you shouldn't have any problem claiming it. (lucky you) ;)

theshape
27th January 2013, 11:35 PM
Yeah fingers crossed!

Mythirax
28th January 2013, 01:13 AM
Picked these 2 up on my last couple of days in Japan

http://i.imgur.com/HlZfibA.jpg

got to meet up with a fellow board member here which was cool!

Now to get that megatron into australia....:confused:

I use to have that Dreadwing, his such an awesome figure.

The_Black_Sheep
29th January 2013, 03:03 PM
:D

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/Pulse_Warrior/Acquisitions/001-5.jpg

ILikeSoundwave
29th January 2013, 03:07 PM
:D

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/Pulse_Warrior/Acquisitions/001-5.jpg

Sooooooo Lucky!!!! and Im sooooooooo Jelllllly!!!:D

KaRNiV8L PRiME
29th January 2013, 03:19 PM
:D

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/Pulse_Warrior/Acquisitions/001-5.jpg


Sooooooo Lucky!!!! and Im sooooooooo Jelllllly!!!:D

Just picked mine up also

Hursticon
29th January 2013, 04:23 PM
Picked these 2 up on my last couple of days in Japan

*snip*

got to meet up with a fellow board member here which was cool!

Now to get that megatron into australia....:confused:

Oh man! - I love the G2 Dreadwing & Smokescreen molds! :D
They're even better in that actual G2 paint-scheme IMO, well done Shape! ;):cool:

Hursticon
29th January 2013, 04:25 PM
:D

*snip*


Just picked mine up also

Yep, very jealous of the pair of you! - Knowing that mine is in the country yet not in my hands only adds to the unrest! :eek::D

crankcase76
29th January 2013, 06:46 PM
received these today from TFsource, very happy to finally have skyquake.:D
also ordered thundertron but picked it up before so this MISB thundertron is up for sale.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05629_zps4f7d28d6.jpg

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05628_zpsf55f394b.jpg

liegeprime
29th January 2013, 10:54 PM
Whoa, waitaminute!?! you picked up Thundertron locally? WHERE Crankster? :eek::eek: - Skyquake I already have waiting for me in Phils but Thundertron I dont yet so.....

crankcase76
30th January 2013, 04:28 AM
Found which post I got my first thundertron in and I must have ordered it from the US, thought I got it from here :confused:. Well it looks like you might not have missed out yet. :D Sorry my bad.:o

Megatron
30th January 2013, 08:42 AM
:D

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/Pulse_Warrior/Acquisitions/001-5.jpg

Oh wow!!!! He's beautiful! Very very nice, excellent detail and very accurate! :eek: I can't wait to get mine. Thanks for posting. :)

VERT
30th January 2013, 09:06 AM
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/VERTYSNAP/DSC_0432.jpg

Look what just arrived after waiting for half a year. :-D happy I am!

5FDP
30th January 2013, 09:21 AM
I'm guessing that there's going to be a flood of MP Soundwave acquisitions / pics over the next few days ;) :p Congrats to everyone who has already received theirs. I have my fingers crossed that mine will turn up today.

kaiden
30th January 2013, 10:58 AM
just got the voyager beast hunters Prime and Predaking...

meh.

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/c67.0.403.403/p403x403/72342_512322755485158_539448631_n.jpg

VERT
30th January 2013, 12:54 PM
just got the voyager beast hunters Prime and Predaking...

meh.

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/c67.0.403.403/p403x403/72342_512322755485158_539448631_n.jpg

Don't say that I just ordered them

kaiden
30th January 2013, 02:21 PM
Don't say that I just ordered them

sorry :p when I compare them to the FE Prime figures... meh. but they are comparable in quality to the normal Prime voyagers though!

i think its the hollow plastic that i don't like - just makes them feel not quite right. Optimus does get really nice ratcheting shoulders and knees :D

Bidoofdude
30th January 2013, 02:49 PM
That Soundwave looks superb guys. Really hoping that the Hasbro release is confirmed.:D Now jsut need the W3 Deluxes to hit Kmart where I am now.

Hursticon
30th January 2013, 04:20 PM
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! :D:cool:

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/DSCI0023.jpg

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/DSCI0025.jpg

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/DSCI0026.jpg


The dude can bloody-well push buttons, that's for sure! :p

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/PlayingwithHimself.jpg


A truly EVIL robot has come into my life:

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/TheTripleThreat.jpg


I'm in love with this figure & I've not even transformed him yet! :D

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/ADivineTrinity.jpg

KalEl
30th January 2013, 04:29 PM
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! :D:cool:

*snip*


The dude can bloody-well push buttons, that's for sure! :p

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/PlayingwithHimself.jpg


A truly EVIL robot has come into my life:

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/TheTripleThreat.jpg


I'm in love with this figure & I've not even transformed him yet! :D

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/ADivineTrinity.jpg
testify my brother!!!

Bidoofdude
30th January 2013, 04:34 PM
For some reason, I'm feeling REALLY happy for you Hursti. You've really been waiting hard for this. Glad you got it!

ILikeSoundwave
30th January 2013, 04:37 PM
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! :D:cool:

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/DSCI0023.jpg

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/DSCI0025.jpg

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/DSCI0026.jpg


The dude can bloody-well push buttons, that's for sure! :p

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/PlayingwithHimself.jpg


A truly EVIL robot has come into my life:

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/TheTripleThreat.jpg


I'm in love with this figure & I've not even transformed him yet! :D

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/2013%20Acquisitions/ADivineTrinity.jpg
Time to update your soundwave collection with this beauty:D

Trent
30th January 2013, 04:42 PM
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! :D:cool:

I'm very happy for you my friend. That is how i will feel when I eventually get my MP Ultra Magnus. Definitely looking forward to your updated Soundwave collection pics. :)

KaRNiV8L PRiME
30th January 2013, 04:42 PM
2 days, 2 great figures.

Funny how small MP13 is

KaRNiV8L PRiME
30th January 2013, 04:47 PM
Soundwave superior

crankcase76
30th January 2013, 05:07 PM
these three arrived today from tfsource, only one to go now with camshaft on his way.....yipeeee:D:D:D

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05638_zps213b3221.jpg
Rollbar.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05636_zps02338ffd.jpg
Swerve.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd430/megatron84/DSC05634_zpsa3ac7eb9.jpg
Rumble.

kaiden
30th January 2013, 05:11 PM
I was expecting the 3 MPs today and then it got to 5pm and I thought damn the mailwoman is late today, so I go to check my tracking and it says delivered - yesterday.

Strange... I got the beast hunters voyagers (and the JB Matrix) yesterday and then I realised it had been sent to my old address... 222kms away... !@&*#$!

this is even after moving and then emailing daniel of RK on the 9th and updating my paypal address after being asked by him to do so.

liegeprime
30th January 2013, 05:31 PM
I was expecting the 3 MPs today and then it got to 5pm and I thought damn the mailwoman is late today, so I go to check my tracking and it says delivered - yesterday.

Strange... I got the beast hunters voyagers (and the JB Matrix) yesterday and then I realised it had been sent to my old address... 222kms away... !@&*#$!

this is even after moving and then emailing daniel of RK on the 9th and updating my paypal address after being asked by him to do so.

dayum, hope that whoever is living in your old place doesn't keep it for themselves.... you better get in contact with the local postie quick to rectify the matter.:(

jazzcomp
30th January 2013, 05:40 PM
Are those being kept MISB, crankcase?

crankcase76
30th January 2013, 05:47 PM
probably not, i am thinking of opening them and doing a final finished collection shot of my alternators.:D:D even though they cost me a arm and leg to acquire.:eek:

kaiden
30th January 2013, 06:49 PM
dayum, hope that whoever is living in your old place doesn't keep it for themselves.... you better get in contact with the local postie quick to rectify the matter.:(

its my mum's house, and if she hadn't signed for it I would have rung up auspost tomorrow morning and gotten it corrected, but since she did sign for it, I am thinking about asking RK for a refund on just the postage.

but yeah, I was really pumped to get them this week and now its turned into a really disappointing one :/

seespotrun
30th January 2013, 07:05 PM
Just doing my bit for the flood:

http://i.imgur.com/RJG8tOn.jpg (http://imgur.com/RJG8tOn)

VERT
30th January 2013, 07:50 PM
2 days, 2 great figures.

Funny how small MP13 is

Thinking of getting that prime. What's it like is it good? And worth the 170?

Kazza
30th January 2013, 08:06 PM
2 days, 2 great figures.

Funny how small MP13 is

Umm what prime is that?

KaRNiV8L PRiME
30th January 2013, 08:07 PM
Thinking of getting that prime. What's it like is it good? And worth the 170?

Short answer much better than grand patriot but not FP, MM or TFC quality and not worth $170 but will post full review tomorrow

Paulbot
30th January 2013, 08:12 PM
Soundwave superior

Nice group shot. :)

5FDP
30th January 2013, 08:23 PM
Put me down as having received my MP Soundwave today as well :cool: :cool: :cool:

And guess what (lay down for this one Goki & Liege)... I OPENED HIM!! BWAHAHAHAHA...

GoktimusPrime
30th January 2013, 08:29 PM
Got episodes #16-30 of TF Prime, Japanese version


Put me down as having received my MP Soundwave today as well :cool: :cool: :cool:

And guess what (lay down for this one Goki & Liege)... I OPENED HIM!! BWAHAHAHAHA...
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/avatars/obiwanlargerworld.jpg :D :)

Bidoofdude
30th January 2013, 08:41 PM
Congratulations... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nry1avDqzrc)

The_Black_Sheep
30th January 2013, 08:42 PM
& for you guys who already have your hands on your MP Soundwave, Make sure you construct the energon cubes (http://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/toy/event/2013/01/mp-13.html) as well. The PDF is at the bottom of that page or if you can't find it, it's right here ---> PDF (http://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/toy/event/2013/01/09/mp/box_sheet.pdf) Cheers! :D

Kazza
30th January 2013, 08:52 PM
I too got my Amazon MP-13 Soundwave today.:p:D:cool:

gdmetro
30th January 2013, 08:56 PM
Haven't posted for a while.

Especially haven't done acquisition pics for a long time. So here's to start things off for the year!

http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y320/gdmetro/image_zps07191413.jpg

:D

Ode to a Grasshopper
30th January 2013, 09:16 PM
Rassa frassin' Japanese collectors rassa frassin' buying up all the MP13s last weekend before I can get my hands on one rassa frassin'...*goes off and sulks*:p

Also, where are the pics of MP Soundwave with all of his little G1 cassette buddies?:(

SuspectimusPrime
30th January 2013, 09:20 PM
Umm what prime is that?

Another third party add-on set (http://www.robotkingdom.com/services/eshop/main.php?action=details&CatType=&II=XOVTF01&lang=us&CatID=) for Henkei Prime :)

klystron
30th January 2013, 11:41 PM
Now for something that's not an MP Soundwave...

Just when I was feeling a little... unenthusiastic... about recent TF toylines, I get something like this which reinvigorates my passion for collecting.
Another combiner for my combiner collection!!
Sure they're not perfect, but damn are they fun! And really quite nicely engineered. (Well Grimlock's a messy bundle of comprise, and somehow Wedge missed out on being issued with a set of heel spurs when he joined the Autobot army. Nevermind).
Quite like the combiner mechanism too (if you can call it that). Something a bit different.


Big thanks to VERT.

http://i47.tinypic.com/35isy9y.jpg

KaRNiV8L PRiME
30th January 2013, 11:50 PM
6169
Now for something that's not an MP Soundwave...

Just when I was feeling a little... unenthusiastic... about recent TF toylines, I get something like this which reinvigorates my passion for collecting.
Another combiner for my combiner collection!!
Sure they're not perfect, but damn are they fun! And really quite nicely engineered. (Well Grimlock's a messy bundle of comprise, and somehow Wedge missed out on being issued with a set of heel spurs when he joined the Autobot army. Nevermind).
Quite like the combiner mechanism too (if you can call it that). Something a bit different.


Big thanks to VERT.

http://i47.tinypic.com/35isy9y.jpg

I love this combiner too but in these colours

Trent
31st January 2013, 05:40 AM
Short answer much better than grand patriot but not FP, MM or TFC quality and not worth $170 but will post full review tomorrow

Quite a few places in Hong Kong had it when I was there last week for ~$130AUD. But I skipped it cause I still didn't think it's worth it

kaiden
31st January 2013, 12:54 PM
http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/373796_512854595431974_1376064834_n.jpg

its not quite the same...

SuspectimusPrime
31st January 2013, 03:41 PM
http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/373796_512854595431974_1376064834_n.jpg

its not quite the same...

Poor Prime's suffering from a little lack of attention because everyone's eyes are on the new baby that's joined the family? :p

liegeprime
31st January 2013, 04:08 PM
Put me down as having received my MP Soundwave today as well :cool: :cool: :cool:

And guess what (lay down for this one Goki & Liege)... I OPENED HIM!! BWAHAHAHAHA...

Faints while lying down...........what has become of this world!!!!

Ae-Evolution
31st January 2013, 06:56 PM
http://i15.servimg.com/u/f15/16/60/39/49/img_0810.jpg

Got Energon Hotshot/Roadblock, Towline in my room and Inferno is pending. I'm pre' sure all I need is Checkpoint and both Prowls. Correct me if I be wrong.

GoktimusPrime
31st January 2013, 09:26 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/acquisitions/acquisition_20130131.jpg
Courtesy of Golden Phoenix :)

P.S.: Also got Mambo TF shorts from Big W.