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STL
1st September 2008, 01:00 PM
Argh! What's wrong with u ladies? It's the first day of Spring! How could all u slackers forget!

GoktimusPrime
1st September 2008, 01:08 PM
I haven't forgotten. I just haven't acquired anything TF-related today. :( I accept donations though. :)

hungta
1st September 2008, 02:57 PM
I just got a henkei OP, Megatron, Mirage, Grimlock, BB, Starscream and a BT Argent Meister (for my friend) from Robotkingdom. Gees they ship fast (bought em last Thursday). I'm getting yelled at for buying so many at once by my parents.

Pulse
1st September 2008, 03:02 PM
I just got a henkei OP, Megatron, Mirage, Grimlock, BB, Starscream and a BT Argent Meister (for my friend) from Robotkingdom. Gees they ship fast (bought em last Thursday). I'm getting yelled at for buying so many at once by my parents.

Getting told off for owning/buying too many TFs? Use my solution :)

1/ get a PO Box &

2/ Don't tell anyone about what you acquire (well, except for us here :D)

Saintly
1st September 2008, 03:51 PM
LOL... what u want is a private storage facility!

a PO BOX isn't going to do jack if you have to carry it (all) home :P

iceburn
1st September 2008, 03:59 PM
LOL... what u want is a private storage facility!

a PO BOX isn't going to do jack if you have to carry it (all) home :P

+1..wish I could do that...won't that be great!

STL
1st September 2008, 04:07 PM
I just got a henkei OP, Megatron, Mirage, Grimlock, BB, Starscream and a BT Argent Meister (for my friend) from Robotkingdom. Gees they ship fast (bought em last Thursday). I'm getting yelled at for buying so many at once by my parents.

Ah I know what you're talking about exactly! Though it hasn't happened to me in the past 3 weeks since I've mostly gotten Lego.

Two ways I get around this stuff:

1.) Leave it in the car and smuggle it up when everyone's asleep.

2.) Send it to the Missus' place

3.) Send it to a friend's place

:D

Robzy
1st September 2008, 06:34 PM
SCORE!! I just picked up Universe/Classics Prowl and Octankor at Kmart - 15% off! :eek:

I went there to buy them, but a staff member had obviously left one of last week's sale tickets on... I asked the nearest guy (who turned out to be the Toy/Leisure Manager) and he said it was a mistake, but that I could have any TFs for 15% off! :)

iceburn
1st September 2008, 06:46 PM
SCORE!! I just picked up Universe/Classics Prowl and Octankor at Kmart - 15% off! :eek:

I went there to buy them, but a staff member had obviously left one of last week's sale tickets on... I asked the nearest guy (who turned out to be the Toy/Leisure Manager) and he said it was a mistake, but that I could have any TFs for 15% off! :)

thumbs up!!!

Pulse
1st September 2008, 07:13 PM
With an absolutely massive thankyou to Demonac & Iceburn, a package showed up today with a loose but complete Cyclonus as well as a MISB Scourge :)

Well, I contemplated keeping Scourge MISB but then I thought "Nah!" & finally set him free after 22 long years :D (Now, I'm starting to feel just a little queezy breathing in that 22 year old air :p)

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

This was the first sealed G1 I've ever opened & it made me feel "kinda special" :D

JuzMel
1st September 2008, 08:40 PM
With an absolutely massive thankyou to Demonac & Iceburn, a package showed up today with a loose but complete Cyclonus as well as a MISB Scourge :)

Well, I contemplated keeping Scourge MISB but then I thought "Nah!" & finally set him free after 22 long years :D (Now, I'm starting to feel just a little queezy breathing in that 22 year old air :p)

This was the first sealed G1 I've ever opened & it made me feel "kinda special" :D
Nice pulse, is that anime version Galvatron? I've been wanting to get him since last year when RK had him for US$52.99, now he's gone up to $82.99! :(

kelvinchang99
1st September 2008, 09:19 PM
First up, Road Caesar - bought the set and the lot auction also turned up. The ones from the lot auction have seen better days. But okay still to display. The other one MIB, Complete and sticker unapplied.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03133.jpghttp://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03134.jpg

Next is Transformers Zone loose Sonic Bomber
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03136.jpg

Leozack - still missing breastmaster.. part of the lot set
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03137.jpg

Browning - MIB Complete
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03138.jpg

Grandus - missing antennas and helipad
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03139.jpg

G1 Inferno - complete with instructions and power sheet
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03140.jpg

In case you are wondering, this was mainly from a lot auction on eBay, hence missing some parts.

hungta
1st September 2008, 09:19 PM
Ah I know what you're talking about exactly! Though it hasn't happened to me in the past 3 weeks since I've mostly gotten Lego.

Two ways I get around this stuff:

1.) Leave it in the car and smuggle it up when everyone's asleep.

2.) Send it to the Missus' place

3.) Send it to a friend's place

:D

Thanks for the tips, I will keep that in mind.

Too bad I'm also expecting some more in the mail.

gamblor916
1st September 2008, 09:36 PM
Nice score Kelvin esp Browning.

dirge
1st September 2008, 10:01 PM
...99, Browning should have chrome silver guns? I hope it's just a case of stripped chrome. That'd be a Microman Browning, btw - which is what I have (and it's close enough, really)

Nice haul, dude (:

Thanatos
1st September 2008, 10:23 PM
Picked up Universe Blaster w/ Mini-con BlockRock today.

Call me crazy, but I actually like it :D

Pulse
1st September 2008, 11:47 PM
Nice pulse, is that anime version Galvatron? I've been wanting to get him since last year when RK had him for US$52.99, now he's gone up to $82.99! :(

Thanks Mel :)

Yeah it is. I got mine about 6 months ago from a Melb Ebay Seller for about $65 BIN (by accident really).

All I can recommend is to keep scouting Ebay - Every once in a while, one pops up for a decent price :)

JuzMel
2nd September 2008, 12:44 PM
Thanks Mel :)
Yeah it is. I got mine about 6 months ago from a Melb Ebay Seller for about $65 BIN (by accident really).
All I can recommend is to keep scouting Ebay - Every once in a while, one pops up for a decent price :)

I hope so Pulse, I am actually eyeing one (Anime Galvatron) now but it still comes up to over AUD$100 with shipping.

Anyway I picked up parcel this morning with Encore 11: Skywarp and Thundercracker together with my other RK orders. Am soooo excited, I think I'm the first to post the Encore Seekers! The packaging is nice too. Pics up tonight.. :D

iceburn
2nd September 2008, 01:02 PM
mei..you've been up and buying alot now eh... :P

sifun
2nd September 2008, 02:00 PM
wow someone else has grandus other than me! cept my one has a broken arm :(

Gutsman Heavy
2nd September 2008, 02:05 PM
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/57/020908cs3.jpg
Cybertron Optimus Primal

he is AWESOME!

JuzMel
2nd September 2008, 02:15 PM
mei..you've been up and buying alot now eh... :P

:o :o No I didn't bro, every fortnight when pay comes in, I limit myself to one large order from an online toy store, usually RK. Then I am broke for the rest of the two weeks till next pay comes.. Unless there are some good single figure buys off ebay that can't wait.. :D :p

kelvinchang99
2nd September 2008, 02:20 PM
Sifun, Grandus is great !! did yours have all the antennas and helipad? If you ever want to offload those accessories, let me know. :) Broken arm? That should be an easy fix?

Dirge, you're right.. Browning does come with Chrome guns. Mine came with original packaging and the bullets as well. They were orange. So I would say it is the diaclone or Microman version??

liegeprime
2nd September 2008, 06:06 PM
Nice haul as ever Kelvin... hmmm so there is no problems getting browning in? Customs wise... are they only after Megatrons then?

kelvinchang99
2nd September 2008, 07:58 PM
Hi Liegeprime,

I did take some precautions. The item was MIB, I ended up asking the seller to not send the foam with it. flatten the pack and ensure that Browning was shipped in bot mode to avoid any suspicion of the item looking like a gun.

Not sure if that helps but I got it in safely. So, best of luck to anyone also getting this in.

dirge
2nd September 2008, 08:47 PM
Dirge, you're right.. Browning does come with Chrome guns. Mine came with original packaging and the bullets as well. They were orange. So I would say it is the diaclone or Microman version??

I have a Microman (not Diaclone, fyi) Browning, similar to yours, with yellow bullets. Do u have a picture of the box, 99? :)

iceburn
2nd September 2008, 09:45 PM
Not really a September acquisition but only manage to have time to take the pictures today. The MOSC Armada (Walmart-Exclusive) Dinobots

http://images.icebu12n.multiply.com/image/3/photos/55/500x500/27/020908-Armada-Walmart-Dinobots.JPG?et=H7I9cJ4nSnySQjvtjxzKKg&nmid=109507461

JuzMel
2nd September 2008, 10:15 PM
Not really a September acquisition but only manage to have time to take the pictures today. The MOSC Armada (Walmart-Exclusive) Dinobots

Nice haul bro, I like the Dinobots.. hehe is it from ebay? :p

Anyway as promised, my stuff from RK, mostly G1 stuff which is my favourite:
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/milassilem/Transformers/Tfn-471.jpg

Close up on the front, the back is the same as any of the Encores:
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/milassilem/Transformers/Tfn-472.jpg

And here's how they look like when opened. Funny some of the stickers are already applied? For the hasbro ones, you have to stick all of them yourself:
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/milassilem/Transformers/Tfn-473.jpg

iceburn
2nd September 2008, 10:27 PM
From another forum member in Allspark. Hmm, I can't bear to pay so much now with the current RK orders that I want... *sad sad*. Will see how. Might be desperate....

griffin
2nd September 2008, 10:51 PM
KC99 - nice score of JP toys. So many I want. Major droolage on this end... :p
BTW, that would be the pre-TFs Browning, as it has red parts. Browning has blue parts. If you have a copy of the Generations book, it's a good reference guide, otherwise, go here:
http://www.tfu.info/1988/Destron/Browning/browning.htm

griffin
2nd September 2008, 11:56 PM
Items I picked up from the post office today:

JP Beast Wars Crystal Beast Convoy (looks a little off-white, but is 12 years old, so is probably normal)
European Rotorstorm
Gen2 Turquoise Grimlock
Animorphs Marco/Beetle (that completes my Animorphs Transformers)
Microns X-Dimension MM12 Air Military Team (Fram, Glide, Recon)

http://www.otca.com.au/0809a.jpg

Also got the Armada Store Exclusive recolour of Super-pants Prime. This is the LAST Armada toy I was missing, but since it was just a recolour, and was sold in a multi-pack of toys that were not recolours (Armada Jetfire and six Minicons), this wasn't a toy I thought I would end up getting without doubling up on the others. I then noticed a few weeks back that a number of loose figures were appearing on ebay of just the recoloured toy loose (after 5 years since its release, I guess people were finally selling it from their *loose* collections).
I got one within my price range, which made me feel really happy to be tying up that loose end. And it is actually my favourite colour version of that toy, as the gold colouring on the truck section matches the gold highlights on the trailer (the trailer is exactly the same as the original version). The original version HAD to be red on the top half to have that classic Optimus look, but it bugged me that it had gold highlights on the trailer that didn't go well with the red. Fortunately, the US Kmart exclusive recolour fixes up that problem, but giving it a matching gold coloured top half.
Below is a comparisson photo of the four colour versions of Super-pants Prime. From left is: Powerlinx Prime (general release recolour), US Kmart exclusive Prime, Regular first release Prime, US Costco exclusive Prime.

http://www.otca.com.au/0809b.jpg

roller
3rd September 2008, 12:06 AM
Marco looks so fat! Cassy or whoever the south American character was, was nice! :)

Pulse
3rd September 2008, 12:48 AM
Damn you Mel! Making me so jealous of those Encore Seekers! :D (I'm still waiting for my online store to get 'em in stock)

And here's how they look like when opened. Funny some of the stickers are already applied? For the hasbro ones, you have to stick all of them yourself:


That's cos they know halfwits like me always seem to mess 'em up... :o

Kyle
3rd September 2008, 05:53 AM
http://www.otca.com.au/0809b.jpg

It does look much nicer~ :p

Kyle
3rd September 2008, 05:55 AM
And here's how they look like when opened. Funny some of the stickers are already applied?

That's cos they know halfwits like me always seem to mess 'em up... :o

If you look more closely, those aren't stickers but something nicer (actually painted/printed on) :p

kelvinchang99
3rd September 2008, 08:35 AM
Dirge, I'll get photo of the box tonight sometime.

Yes, the seller told me this was a diaclone version so it is probably that. but the box photo should be able to identify him.

Griffin, I have nearly completed all I want on the JP figures. Your latest acquisition is one that also generates droolage syndrome.. its great !!! I look forward to your acquisitions always.

Thanks for the reference guide BTW.

excelonzero
3rd September 2008, 08:54 AM
I went out yesterday on a supply run and bought my self a Classics Prowl

I had so had to not open the package till this morning.

Like a kid

Gawd I'm getting Old.....

Robzy
3rd September 2008, 10:09 AM
I also bought the "red G1 Optimus Prime/Megatron t-shirt" from Big W... maybe we should use this as the temporary Ozformers shirt until the real one (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=1764&page=19) gets made! :D

JuzMel
3rd September 2008, 10:34 AM
Damn you Mel! Making me so jealous of those Encore Seekers! :D (I'm still waiting for my online store to get 'em in stock)

That's cos they know halfwits like me always seem to mess 'em up... :o

Sorry pulse, but FOR ONCE, I wanted to be the first to get the new encore.. hehe.. :D Hope your online store stocks them soon okay.. :)

If you look more closely, those aren't stickers but something nicer (actually painted/printed on) :p
Really kyle? I didn't scrutinized them, man I so wanted to take a sickie today to stay home and open up my figures.. :p

Pulse
3rd September 2008, 10:46 AM
If you look more closely, those aren't stickers but something nicer (actually painted/printed on) :p

Even better! :) I'm so glad they've made these improvements over the commemorative series from just a couple of years ago... ;)

Sorry pulse, but FOR ONCE, I wanted to be the first to get the new encore.. hehe.. :D Hope your online store stocks them soon okay.. :)


Oh that's ok :) My store finally got 'em in stock today... "Yay!"

You realise now that you're gonna have to open up Screamer & take some action shots with the 3 of them? ;)

sifun
3rd September 2008, 11:19 AM
Cybertron Primus

Stupid seller took so long to reply to her msgs. Ugh. took long enough

i_amtrunks
3rd September 2008, 11:58 AM
Very jealous of the Complete (at least rotors intact) Rotorstorm Griffin, was that from a UK seller?

GF bought me the Movie Caribiner set from Kmart, it was reduced to $6 or something. Worth the $6 for any little kiddies to play around with, but I feel for any parent who paid the $30 or whatever the crazy asking price was when it was first released.

Does make me wonder what happened to all the excess Movie PC's, lights and walkie talkies? Repack and re-release for the sequel?

iceburn
3rd September 2008, 12:15 PM
what's a Movie Caribiner set? ahh i think i know what it is now

Saintly
3rd September 2008, 12:23 PM
side note: a carabiner is a climbing essential like a "lockable hook"...

the movie carabiner set consists of a few of those things, i think

iceburn
3rd September 2008, 12:27 PM
yeah i know what that is...
i've done abseiling before

Saintly
3rd September 2008, 12:35 PM
yeah i know what that is...
i've done abseiling before

sowwy :)

kelvinchang99
3rd September 2008, 06:25 PM
Got some surprises in the post today...

Titanium Grimlock and Prowl War Within - will provide photos tonight when I get home
Complete G1 Roadbuster

kup
3rd September 2008, 06:37 PM
A big thanks to Kyle and his friend:

http://www.geocities.com/wow_frostwolf/tf3/03092008.jpg

One for Dirge
One for me
and four for LiegePrime! :eek:

TheDirtyDigger
3rd September 2008, 07:12 PM
After an Icey visit...

-A second and complete-with-blades Springer.
-A fourth complete Ultra Magnus. (Why do I need 4?)
-Grotusque from Demonac holding someone else's gun.
-Shiny new heads for Ratchet and Ironhide
-GF Chromia from Hanprimus (was actually expecting an Arcee repaint for some reason so this was a pleasant surprise)
-and last but not least a Classics ramjet who shall soon become someone else.

Thanks to all involved. Much appreciated.:)


http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/257/iceta9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Lint
3rd September 2008, 08:50 PM
MP Screamer (Hasbro Ver)

Transformed it into jet mode and I don't think I'll ever change it back :D

dirge
3rd September 2008, 08:54 PM
That'd be Splashdown's large gun, DD?

griffin
3rd September 2008, 09:35 PM
Very jealous of the Complete (at least rotors intact) Rotorstorm Griffin, was that from a UK seller?

Yep, a UK seller on ebay. Was really nice to see one in such a good condition, and with its box too. Cost me 30pounds shipped (about AU$60 something), which I think is pretty good for that hard-to-find figure. With my G2 collection winding up, I'm now more actively looking out for the 9 Euro toys I am still missing.

TheDirtyDigger
3rd September 2008, 09:40 PM
Not Splashdown's. Maybe another Pretender though judging by the size and look.

liegeprime
3rd September 2008, 11:14 PM
if you take another shot on its side TDD we may be able to identify it. coz as far as I know Splashdown is the only pretender with a big black sharklike shaped gun, the rest of the pretenders have either rather pale or very colorful guns.

Yay on the heads arrival! Thanks to Kyle and friend and to you kup as well :D. Do these need to be painted btw?

iceburn
3rd September 2008, 11:30 PM
That'd be Splashdown's large gun, DD?

Not Splashdown's. Maybe another Pretender though judging by the size and look.

DD....is it the gun that is in the TRU bag that is along with the other toys?
that's G1 Galvatron's gun...*remember???*

with the identification solved...here's my acquisitions:

http://images.icebu12n.multiply.com/image/4/photos/55/1200x1200/28/030908-Mixed-Acquisitions.jpg?et=Mkdok2ak5iHDKjm%2C9kwcGw&nmid=109507461

- Encore Ironhide and Ratchet head x 2 (1 pack not shown) Thanks to Kyle and friend
- Animated Snarl (a spare and is loose now) Thanks to Paulbot
- Armada Cheetor and Cliffjumper minicon
- Armada Terrorsaur and Ironhide minicon (Up for sale - Price at sale thread)
- Armada Airazor and Nightscream minicon (Up for sale - Price at sale thread)
- Beast Machine Strika
- Beast Machine Buzzsaw
- Beast Machine Rapticon
- Universe Blastcharge
- Movie Longview (Soon to be Cosmos)
- Movie Meantime, Zoom Out and Booster X-10 (Up for sale - Price at sale thread)

Missing here is Movie High Score that has been sold to Paulbot eariler today

kup
3rd September 2008, 11:32 PM
Yay on the heads arrival! Thanks to Kyle and friend and to you kup as well :D. Do these need to be painted btw?

The heads come fully painted. However they slide very tightly on the seat where the sticker face is. So if you have a sticker on it, it will be ruined.

The heads are decently sculpted, painted and are clearly inspired by the cartoon character models which they portray successfully.

liegeprime
4th September 2008, 01:15 AM
The heads come fully painted. However they slide very tightly on the seat where the sticker face is. So if you have a sticker on it, it will be ruined.

The heads are decently sculpted, painted and are clearly inspired by the cartoon character models which they portray successfully.


Aaaw I knew I shouldnt have put those Reprolabels sticker faces :(. Shame, shame. Oh well no worries , at least this is a better head than stickers :D:D.

Paulbot
4th September 2008, 10:05 AM
Received Energon Tow-Line, Armada Hoist and Cybertron Brakedown from Omega Supreme this morning. I opened by PO Box just as the Post Office workers was putting the collection card in my box! Talk about timing. If I'd been a minute earlier I would have taken the new edition of Master Collector and left.

iceburn
4th September 2008, 10:57 AM
Received Energon Tow-Line, Armada Hoist and Cybertron Brakedown from Omega Supreme this morning. I opened by PO Box just as the Post Office workers was putting the collection card in my box! Talk about timing. If I'd been a minute earlier I would have taken the new edition of Master Collector and left.

hmm where's mine (Master Collector) this time round. yours came first?

kelvinchang99
4th September 2008, 12:18 PM
Okay.. Here are the pics of the new Titanium War Within New figures and a G1Roadbuster.

BTW, Grimlock is a must buy. I reckon its the best one in the titanium series so far. Even better than Magnus. This one is brilliant. Apparently, on the box it says Sound Blaster (Black one) coming to Titanium and it looks different from Soundwave (more G1 likeness).

Warwithin Prowl
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03141.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03142.jpg

Warwithin Grimlock:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03143_01.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03144.jpg

G1 Roadbuster
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03146.jpg

Enjoying these.

kup
4th September 2008, 03:42 PM
Aaaw I knew I shouldnt have put those Reprolabels sticker faces :(. Shame, shame. Oh well no worries , at least this is a better head than stickers :D:D.

I am the other way around. I prefer the Reprolabel faces. I don't like how the heads make the proportions of the figure much worse since the arms are so low. I applaud the effort of the designers but I can't say that I will be using them, I will just keep them in box.

The G1 cartoon Reprolabel faces are better for me even if they are not as G1 accurate as the heads. They allow anyone to properly identify the characters and don't make the proportions worse.

GoktimusPrime
4th September 2008, 04:04 PM
I am the other way around. I prefer the Reprolabel faces. I don't like how the heads make the proportions of the figure much worse since the arms are so low.
I agree entirely.
I applaud the effort of the designers but I can't say that I will be using them, I will just keep them in box.
Sorry man, I have to ask you this - why did you buy these head mods if you don't like the look of the heads mounted on top of the G1 toys and you never intend on using them? As non-legit mods, it's not as if they're going to ever appreciate in value like legit action figures when you keep them sealed (and even then they appreciate really poorly when you think about it). (?_?)

Pulse
4th September 2008, 04:12 PM
Maybe those heads will one day reach the value of the Cliffjumper Upgrade Kit? (http://cgi.ebay.com/Anime-accurate-classic-cliffjumper-upgrade-TFC-EX01_W0QQitemZ110285171589QQihZ001QQcategoryZ753QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) ;)

JuzMel
4th September 2008, 04:15 PM
Even better! :)
You realise now that you're gonna have to open up Screamer & take some action shots with the 3 of them? ;)

Haha not only that Pulse, they have got to take a photo with their brother Dirge as well, now only missing G1 Ramjet. :o

As for those who bought the Encore Ratchet and Ironhide heads, you won't regret as they are really paint accurate with the figure and looked much better than the cardboard heads, plus they fit in nicely on the figure and you can even transform them back into vehicle mode and leave the heads on. :cool:

Tetsuwan Convoy
4th September 2008, 06:55 PM
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k313/Wootnchoo/IMG_0110.jpg
Finally got me a mini allspark for my movie TFs to fight over. Oh and it came with a Stockade figure too.

Hachaaaaaa!

Wating for some more stuff to come. Come on posty!!!:D

loophole
4th September 2008, 07:45 PM
well here's today's arrivals

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll214/Loophole83/P9040179.jpg

and dont worry Bombshell's gun is on the way too

The_Damned
4th September 2008, 08:11 PM
I agree entirely.

Sorry man, I have to ask you this - why did you buy these head mods if you don't like the look of the heads mounted on top of the G1 toys and you never intend on using them? As non-legit mods, it's not as if they're going to ever appreciate in value like legit action figures when you keep them sealed (and even then they appreciate really poorly when you think about it). (?_?)

well thats not true as i sold me cliff jumper conversion kit for $200 ;)

GoktimusPrime
4th September 2008, 10:41 PM
but would keeping it sealed really effect a value of something like that? (o_O)

kup
4th September 2008, 10:51 PM
I agree entirely.

Sorry man, I have to ask you this - why did you buy these head mods if you don't like the look of the heads mounted on top of the G1 toys and you never intend on using them? As non-legit mods, it's not as if they're going to ever appreciate in value like legit action figures when you keep them sealed (and even then they appreciate really poorly when you think about it). (?_?)

Two reasons:

- I just wanted to have them. As a kid I always wanted them to have heads and back then we had no reprolabel cartoon head stickers as an option aside from the weird diaclone one.
- To Support these third party accessory makers which often serve to enhance existing toys or make up for Hasbro's laziness(eg Cliffjumper kit/Magnus Armor).


I don't really care if they increase in value or not, otherwise I would not have opened and implemented the Cliffjumper kit and instead sold it on Ebay for $300 (yes that is how much they went for).

Gutsman Heavy
4th September 2008, 11:57 PM
Ebay for $300 (yes that is how much they went for).

I weep

Pulse
5th September 2008, 12:21 AM
That's why lcz128 made his own (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=1202) :)

GoktimusPrime
5th September 2008, 09:18 AM
- To Support these third party accessory makers which often serve to enhance existing toys or make up for Hasbro's laziness(eg Cliffjumper kit/Magnus Armor).
That's admirable, but having made your purchase you've already given them your support, so perhaps you might want to sell them to another fan who would want to use those heads? I'm sure there's someone out there who would be willing to buy those heads from you. :)

Also, I wouldn't chalk the lack of trailer/armour on Magnus as just laziness, making the trailer/armour for Ultra Magnus would be very costly and of course the toy itself would become more expensive. I think not retooling Cliffjumper was lazy though because that's a far less significant expenditure and one I think that they could easily recoup through the sales of the toy. What irks me is that in the same wave as Cliffjumper we got Ramjet, who was a repaint and extensive retool of Classics Starscream. If they only put the same amount of effort into retooling Cliffjumper then I would've been satisfied. Trying to palm off a red Bumblebee as Cliffjumper = epic fail.

kup
5th September 2008, 09:59 AM
That's admirable, but having made your purchase you've already given them your support, so perhaps you might want to sell them to another fan who would want to use those heads? I'm sure there's someone out there who would be willing to buy those heads from you. :)

Also, I wouldn't chalk the lack of trailer/armour on Magnus as just laziness, making the trailer/armour for Ultra Magnus would be very costly and of course the toy itself would become more expensive. I think not retooling Cliffjumper was lazy though because that's a far less significant expenditure and one I think that they could easily recoup through the sales of the toy. What irks me is that in the same wave as Cliffjumper we got Ramjet, who was a repaint and extensive retool of Classics Starscream. If they only put the same amount of effort into retooling Cliffjumper then I would've been satisfied. Trying to palm off a red Bumblebee as Cliffjumper = epic fail.

I also noted that I always wanted the heads and here they are ;). I may not use them but I enjoy having them and the option to use them if I so wish.

White Primes are a lazy effort to milk the Prime mold. They should of not done Magnus at all or created a new mold like Titanium did. If they can make a $100 toy filled with very expensive and elaborate electronic gimmicks then they can make a clip on accessory kit for Magnus.

I would be happy to pay Leader class value for a Magnus with an official trailer/armor. Its as attractive as a leader class figure and combined it doesn't look to be much shorter.

jimoinj
5th September 2008, 10:38 AM
My Mum has had enough with me storing my toys at her house and is pressuring me to sell them... :eek:

Robzy
5th September 2008, 10:41 AM
Picked up Universe Onslaught from Big W! (I passed on Silverbolt tho!)

kup
5th September 2008, 11:12 AM
Picked up Universe Onslaught from Big W! (I passed on Silverbolt tho!)

They shouldn't of gone with that dark gray color. They should of gone with the G1 like off white like Henkei/USA edition.

sifun
5th September 2008, 02:12 PM
i caved and bought universe prowl-
it was at big w, 23.88. I just wanted something to fiddle with to keep my cravings down til sales are on

liegeprime
5th September 2008, 02:35 PM
My Mum has had enough with me storing my toys at her house and is pressuring me to sell them... :eek:

Oh theres a lot of us here you can offload it to heheheh :D:D

GoktimusPrime
5th September 2008, 04:37 PM
They should of not done Magnus at all or created a new mold like Titanium did.
At first I thought you were talking about Titanium WW Magnus then I realised that you were referring to the G1 Magnus figure. :p They could, but again that would be more costly. But even within cheaper realm of repaints I think it would've been nice if they'd incorporated the trailer colours like Takara/e-Hobby did with Laser Ultra Magnus.

MV75
5th September 2008, 05:31 PM
Today:

The heads for G1 ratchet/ironhide arrived.

The comic prize from Griffin arrived.

I caved and bought the one galvatron from BigW. I'm a sucker for tanks, and Hasbros tank mode looked great in the pack. I'll still get the henkei version for the robot mode. :) This is the one toy where I'll just get both because each mode has its own merits.

The thing that actually prompted me to get the hasbro one for the tank mode is when I had it in my hands, I only realised then on how large the turret bit is, and that the henkei one is all chromed and would well, not look that great as a tank. :) So I took it to the scanner, $23.99, Sold. :) (Used to be $24.99 for deluxes).

Zippo
5th September 2008, 06:17 PM
Received this very nice set today from Robot Kingdom. Wrapped in plastic and protected from flap bending so i'm leaving as is:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/Hauls/ZipposSeptember2008Haul01Small.jpg

Actual Items from webstore: http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/Hauls/ZipposSeptember2008Haul01d.jpg

kup
5th September 2008, 06:37 PM
Received this very nice set today from Robot Kingdom. Wrapped in plastic and protected from flap bending so i'm leaving as is:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/Hauls/ZipposSeptember2008Haul01Small.jpg

Actual Items from webstore: http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/Hauls/ZipposSeptember2008Haul01d.jpg

Awesome!

Now if only they had a Piranacon set like that :/

MV75
5th September 2008, 06:47 PM
I guess Zippo got the last one:

http://www.robotkingdom.com/services/eshop/main.php?action=details&CatType=&II=TFJG1D083-79SET&lang=us&CatID=

:)

Pulse
5th September 2008, 08:43 PM
Zippo, Something tells me the funds for the Singapore trip are slowly drying up... ;)

Zippo
5th September 2008, 08:52 PM
Zippo, Something tells me the funds for the Singapore trip are slowly drying up... ;)


Not at all. Brought with funds gained from selling things from my collection.

MV75 - only had one :-)

Gutsman Heavy
5th September 2008, 11:44 PM
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l290/Gutsman_Heavy/05-09-08.jpg

MM-01 Bumble (Bee?)
MM-05 Race team (forgot to photo)
MX-01 Doubleface
SC-09 Cliffjumper
SC-14 Kicker
SD-14 Laserwave

GoktimusPrime
6th September 2008, 10:51 AM
MM-01 Bumble (Bee?)
"Bumble" is the Japanese name for "Bumblebee" so yeah, it wouldn't be a far stretch for you to 'translate' that name as Bumblebee. :) Bumble is Bumblebee just as much as Convoy is Optimus Prime or Meister = Jazz. :)

btw fyi you've mistransformed Crosswise as Sideways' head there - the correct transformation, as weird as it may look, is this:

http://images.wikia.com/transformers/images/b/bb/Sidewaysarmadatoy.jpg

So yeah... if someone smacks Sideways right over the top of his head, Rook/Crosswise ends up with a high-pitched voice. ;) (>_<)

hanprimus
6th September 2008, 11:46 AM
G1 Sixshot, not sure how to transform into other modes cos got no instruction manual....:p

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee35/keztnah/IMG_1875.jpg

Gutsman Heavy
6th September 2008, 12:56 PM
"Bumble" is the Japanese name for "Bumblebee" so yeah, it wouldn't be a far stretch for you to 'translate' that name as Bumblebee. :) Bumble is Bumblebee just as much as Convoy is Optimus Prime or Meister = Jazz. :)
hehe cool. I prefer the name Bumblebee over preceptor!

btw fyi you've mistransformed Crosswise as Sideways' head there - the correct transformation, as weird as it may look

I know, did it on purpose, I hate the legs sticking out like that!

Pulse
6th September 2008, 01:32 PM
G1 Sixshot, not sure how to transform into other modes cos got no instruction manual....:p


Does this (http://www.tfu.info/1987/Decepticon/Sixshot/sixshot.htm) or this (http://www.transformertoys.co.uk/content.php?/transformers-toys/toy-gallery/178/Generation+1/Sixshot.html) help? :)

loophole
6th September 2008, 02:03 PM
picked robot heroes Sunstreaker & Galvatron, Hound & Blitzwing packs today :D

hanprimus
6th September 2008, 03:05 PM
Does this (http://www.tfu.info/1987/Decepticon/Sixshot/sixshot.htm) or this (http://www.transformertoys.co.uk/content.php?/transformers-toys/toy-gallery/178/Generation+1/Sixshot.html) help? :)

Thanks, I like the Additional Beast Mode!

JuzMel
6th September 2008, 04:54 PM
Couldn't resist it when I saw them on the shelves in Big W last night:

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/milassilem/Transformers/Tfn-481.jpg
Extra Galvatron, Onslaught and Acid Storm for Iceburn. I'm still missing Acid Storm as there was only one, but I let iceburn have it first just cause he's my bro! hehe.. :p So if anyone sees Acid Storm, please get me one too. :)

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/milassilem/Transformers/Tfn-482.jpg
Thanks to bro (because I couldn't wait for my Sunstreaker from Jay) and also to DD for my hunky Kratos. :D

Kyle
6th September 2008, 06:37 PM
Couldn't resist it when I saw them on the shelves in Big W last night:

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/milassilem/Transformers/Tfn-481.jpg

Must... resist... temptation... of... buying... Universe... :(

llamatron
6th September 2008, 06:39 PM
Was at a Salvation Army op shop and found this baby:

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/8656/spinnyho4.jpg

Couldn't believe it. Had to look around in the box of toys to find that Targetmaster (Hairsplitter). Couldn't find his other one (Singe). Cost me 50 cents.

Aaaand the most amazing part was when I got home I realised I actually have already have Singe. I got him for 50 cents or a dollar from a Nexus Fair ages and ages ago.

Tiby
6th September 2008, 07:14 PM
Was at a Salvation Army op shop and found this baby:

Couldn't believe it. Had to look around in the box of toys to find that Targetmaster (Hairsplitter). Couldn't find his other one (Singe). Cost me 50 cents.

Aaaand the most amazing part was when I got home I realised I actually have already have Singe. I got him for 50 cents or a dollar from a Nexus Fair ages and ages ago.

Score! Well done!

griffin
6th September 2008, 07:28 PM
G1 Sixshot, not sure how to transform into other modes cos got no instruction manual....:p

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee35/keztnah/IMG_1875.jpg

Try here:
http://www.botchthecrab.com/archive/decoder.asp?CharName=Sixshot&ImgURL=/archive/instructions/decepticon/1987/instr_sixshot.jpg
From this location:
http://www.botchthecrab.com/archive/instructions/
One of my favourite sites, as it has been around at least 10 years, and has archived scans of the toys' packaging art.

Paulbot
6th September 2008, 08:06 PM
Galvatron and his new enforcer Acid Storm have joined my TF ranks
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/2832901006_0e11e61170.jpg?v=0

I almost bought Onslaught today too but decided to wait for a 20% off sale.

Acid Storm's green and yellow are nice in robot mode and the orange on Galvatron's not as annoying in real life as the photos (even the one above) make it out.

However my Galvatron is weak! It seems like every ball joint wants to pop off at the slightest touch and the hinges are not sturdy. While I was trying to work out the legs (the photo on the box is mistransformed and different colours to the actual toy!) the whole toy kind of collapsed on itself. The toy seems a bit too over complex for it's own good.

llamatron
6th September 2008, 08:10 PM
Score! Well done!

Yep, it made up for searching all day and not finding Onslaught and Galvatron.:cool:

dirge
6th September 2008, 08:55 PM
Awesome, llamatron!

Paul, what colour are Acid Storm's thighs?

Paulbot
6th September 2008, 09:00 PM
The thighs are a grey-blue colour, not as allspark blue as the flash has made it look in the photo.

liegeprime
7th September 2008, 12:55 AM
Was at a Salvation Army op shop and found this baby:

Couldn't believe it. Had to look around in the box of toys to find that Targetmaster (Hairsplitter). Couldn't find his other one (Singe). Cost me 50 cents.

Aaaand the most amazing part was when I got home I realised I actually have already have Singe. I got him for 50 cents or a dollar from a Nexus Fair ages and ages ago.

Awesome Scooore!!!! too bad the Salvos in my area only have a lot of stuff toys :p.

llamatron
7th September 2008, 02:22 AM
This is probably only the 5th or 6th time I've found a TF at an op-shop in 5+ years of semi-regular looking.

GoktimusPrime
7th September 2008, 12:25 PM
Got Cheetor and Blackarachnia... first time I've ever purchased Robot Heroes. :p
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/acquisition_sep08.jpg

TheDirtyDigger
7th September 2008, 04:36 PM
Couldn't find Acid Storm today but not fussed as he's not joining the Classics line-up anyway the way Onslaught and Silverbolt are.
Still undecided on opening Galvatron as he is stupidly too small and, as Supreme Deity of the Diggerverse that I am, haven't decreed yet that this homage to his G1 self is good enough.
My first Marvel Tf's. Spidey was in the Spidey stuff and Venom was with Hulk and Iron Man in the Hulk stuff.
A second MP04 Convoy just because I could. My other one was from the original production run so this one will probably stay MISB for a while.

Now it's time to rip Silverbolts and Onslaughts boxes wide open!:)


http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/4868/tfsjv5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Stompy
7th September 2008, 08:36 PM
However my Galvatron is weak! It seems like every ball joint wants to pop off at the slightest touch and the hinges are not sturdy. While I was trying to work out the legs (the photo on the box is mistransformed and different colours to the actual toy!) the whole toy kind of collapsed on itself. The toy seems a bit too over complex for it's own good.

My Galvatron's limbs popped out of their sockets too. Mainly the right arm and one of the legs. He should have been an Ultra Class figure or a Voyager at the very least. Yet we get an oversized legends figure which is Silverbolt who should have been a deluxe figure. Otherwise I enjoyed Galvatron's conversion.

I also agree that Acid Storm actually looks pretty good in robot mode. Aussie colors. Oi Oi Oi!


Digger, what's the Animated hand-held game like? I wasn't ready to plonk down $35-40 on that thing.

GoktimusPrime
7th September 2008, 08:52 PM
Aussie colors. Oi Oi Oi!
Which was the theme for the colours for the Autobot Chainmasters (Sabretron 2004 convention exclusives). ;)

Breaker http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/th_breakertechs.jpg (http://www.cliffbee.com/reviews/chainmasters.php) (Australian flag), Minesweeper http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/th_minesweepertechs.jpg (http://www.cliffbee.com/reviews/chainmasters.php) (Aboriginal flag)
Muckraker http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/th_muckrakertechs.jpg (http://www.cliffbee.com/reviews/chainmasters.php) (Australian outback - also "reversal" of Outback's colour scheme)
Spectrehttp://www.cliffbee.com/reviews/images/spectre.gif (http://www.cliffbee.com/reviews/chainmasters.php)(Aussie green & gold)

:)

Stalker
7th September 2008, 09:57 PM
well recently i picked up in the classic universe figures onslaught,powerglide,octane,sunstreaker and prowl but i cant find acid storm, galvatron or silverbolt any where. I live in a back packers in the city but my gf lives in belrose and the only place i really get ot go to uncle petes at warringha mall but i tried looking at target there and the other shops but sadly no luck. If any one knows of any where thats easy to get to in the sydney area that can get them please tell me also if any one sees ironhide,blue streak or side swipe aswell please let me know.

Stompy
7th September 2008, 10:20 PM
Wow. Nice Gok. As always, a well of knowledge you are.

griffin
7th September 2008, 10:55 PM
Stopped by a BigW on my way home from work today, and after a bit of searching (their TFs toys were not all in one spot), I found the three that I was after - Acid Storm, Galvatron, Silverbolt.
Silverbolt was almost disappointingly simple to transform - I like Gen1 homages, but they didn't need to do a homage to its easy transformation. :p
Acid Storm - I have more of this mould than I can recall offhand, but it is still fun to play with and transform with each one I get. Still not bored with it yet... :)
Galvatron - Nice tank mode, and a pleasingly unique transformation for a smallish tank Transformer. Bit fiddley though, and needed to refer to the instructions to fix up the gun arm without wanting to force it or break it (QC lately makes me fearful of breaking something with too much force). Gotta try doing up its third mode now (Takara actually engineered a third 'mode' as a homage to the G1 cannon mode but Hasbro were so unimpressed, they didn't want it included as a mode in the finished product. The parts and joints used only in that mode were not removed though, and apparently can still be transformed into that third mode).
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And just so I don't seem evil by keeping you guys in suspense...
Fan attempts at working out the undocumented third mode:
http://cybph.multiply.com/reviews/item/98
Specifically this photo on that page above:
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd317/VDIII/DSC01443.jpg

Other ideas:
http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=49718
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1DUdOwNQx4
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/universe-classics-20-29/first-look-video-review-of-transformers-universe-classics-galvatron-165140/

liegeprime
7th September 2008, 11:46 PM
Hmmm, so the third mode looks like a SW Dacshund walker cannon:D:D. still thinking if Im picking this fig up - it suffers from improportionate size syndrome which is quite dissapointing IMO.

TDD: just check your MP04 otherwise you could be keeping a MISB figure with QC issues - some of the figures bought by other members here had parts missing and wotnot.....

Soundwarp
8th September 2008, 06:17 AM
Well i would normally be saying:
I got Silverbolt yesterday......

BUT $60 for a toy that doesn't even take up half the damm box!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No way!

TheDirtyDigger
8th September 2008, 07:18 AM
Digger, what's the Animated hand-held game like? I wasn't ready to plonk down $35-40 on that thing.


The game's crap for someone of my advanced years but more than worth what I spent as it was for my kids to take in the car on the long drive down the Peninsula every weekend and it cuts down on the "Are we there yet?" annoyance by a factor of 70-80%.


Galvatron is an ok fig but sucks for being so small and Silverbolt is so simple it could have been marketed towards 3 year olds as a 'My First Transformer'.

i_amtrunks
8th September 2008, 09:42 AM
what's the Animated hand-held game like? I wasn't ready to plonk down $35-40 on that thing.

I got it for $30, and that was more than a stretch for what you actually get in terms of game, the gimmick is fun and more or less intuitive, it never gets in the way of the minigames.

Its fun to pick up and play here and there for 5-10 minutes at a time, I think I managed to clear it the first time in about 90 minutes, but I spent another 20 minutes (at least) just stuffing around with the transforming gimmick, and my gf plays it purely for the gimmick.

If you are a fan of the "old school" gameboy games and the other hand held pixel games then you'll probably enjoy the game for the short amount of playtime it holds, if not you may want to skip it.

GoktimusPrime
8th September 2008, 12:00 PM
BUT $60 for a toy that doesn't even take up half the damm box!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No way!

Just another reason why I choose Henkei. :)

Gutsman Heavy
8th September 2008, 04:15 PM
Got my reversible TF Movie poster today, thanks Griff!

pheonix83
8th September 2008, 05:34 PM
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/4549/dsc01305hj0.th.jpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01305hj0.jpg)

love new toys

GoktimusPrime
8th September 2008, 05:36 PM
I got that my TF Animated Voice actors poster and post-it notes thanks to griffin and BotCon. :)

hotaru_oz
8th September 2008, 09:25 PM
finally picked up my TF Animated Prowl for roughly $23 from my local Target
I'll post photos later.

JuzMel
8th September 2008, 09:59 PM
BIG THANKS to Griffin and Omega Supreme, here's my Bugbite from the Botcon competition, extra loose Classics Ultra Magnus for the City Commander Kit to come :D and SDCC Nemesis Prime from ebay.

The seller of SDCC Prime, correlations was pretty good. I paid in the afternoon and item was shipped 2 hours later and I was sent notification. Not as fast as RK, but hey it came in 5 business days, I'm not complainin. ;) Only thing though is this item was one of the few listed in AUD, rest of his items are in USD.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/milassilem/Transformers/Tfn-49.jpg

k.wong23
8th September 2008, 10:02 PM
BIG THANKS to Griffin and Omega Supreme, here's my Bugbite from the Botcon competition, extra loose Classics Ultra Magnus for the City Commander Kit to come :D and SDCC Nemesis Prime from ebay.

The seller of SDCC Prime, correlations was pretty good. I paid in the afternoon and item was shipped 2 hours later and I was sent notification. Not as fast as RK, but hey it came in 5 business days, I'm not complainin. ;) Only thing though is this item was one of the few listed in AUD, rest of his items are in USD.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/milassilem/Transformers/Tfn-49.jpg

Nice Mel! I just ordered 2 SDCC Nem Primes 1 for me and blackie off correlations for $49 each shipped :D

I got my G1 Blast off :)

JuzMel
8th September 2008, 10:24 PM
Nice Mel! I just ordered 2 SDCC Nem Primes 1 for me and blackie off correlations for $49 each shipped :D

I got my G1 Blast off :)
Arghhh you just had to rub it in to me that you got it $5 cheaper than me right! :mad: :( Okay I'm kidding, I was too impatient and didn't wait anyway, otherwise we could have all ordered together.. Ah well, you should get it soon. :)

iceburn
8th September 2008, 10:28 PM
mei..your pics are so white and black *hehe*
nice haul today...ahh no posters :)

Tallestblue
8th September 2008, 11:01 PM
So I got myself Prowl, Sunstreaker, Galvatron,Tankane, Silverbolt and Onslaught from Big W the other day.

A lot more misses than hits with these toys I must say. Tankor's head doesn't come up all the way, due to how he's designed. I've attempted to fix it but it looks like a lot of pointless work that may ruin the toy anyway. so I'm a bit snarky.

Galvatron is slowly growing on me and looks neat side by side with the Green Classics Megatron from the Versus Two pack

Prowl and Sunstreaker are pretty neat, but they did have some tiny problems.
Prowls Door/Wing dealies pop off every time I transform him, it's a pain.
Sunstreaker's Windshield/Chestplate was lsightly crooked but with a bit of monkeying it fixed up.

Onslaught and Silverbolt are okay, but they honestly look a bit cheap. And they don't transform into the Heads/Torsos of Brutacus and Superion.
Which makes my inner child very sad.

Hmmm. Didn't intend to rant so much,. They're a really good try but needs more work to be as neat as the first wave of Classics.

Also wasn't there some talk of "Premium" versions of Prime and MEgatron?
Dare I dream for a Silver/Black/Red megatron that isn't from Japan and a Prime with a Trailer? Ahhh...the waiting period before raised hopes are dashed on the jagged rocks of Corporate America....

Omega Supreme
9th September 2008, 10:36 AM
Glad to see Ultra Magnus arrived safe and sound Mel :)

Today in the mail got a BW Depthcharge & Quickstrike. Really happy with Depthcharge, have wanted this guy for a very long time.

Paulbot
9th September 2008, 12:30 PM
Tankor's head doesn't come up all the way, due to how he's designed. I've attempted to fix it but it looks like a lot of pointless work that may ruin the toy anyway. so I'm a bit snarky.

I noticed that if you turn his head slightly left or right it stays elevated a little higher, but he could do with a neck.

kup
9th September 2008, 03:21 PM
It took a long time to the point that I considered the seller to be a fraud. Thankfully Lio Convoy arrived and with Freebies!

http://www.geocities.com/wow_frostwolf/tf3/090908.jpg

Anyone know where these non Transforming Galaxy force/Cybertron Primes are from? I have never seen them before.

GoktimusPrime
9th September 2008, 05:00 PM
They look like non-transformable PVC figures. These kinds of things are common in Japan Possibly manufactured by Kabaya & often sold with candy, chocolates, gum etc., usually sold in supermarkets. And for some reason, Japanese shoppers give me weird looks when I sit down in the middle of an aisle sorting through which PVCs are which... curse their judgemental stares!!

kup
9th September 2008, 08:36 PM
They look like non-transformable PVC figures. These kinds of things are common in Japan Possibly manufactured by Kabaya & often sold with candy, chocolates, gum etc., usually sold in supermarkets. And for some reason, Japanese shoppers give me weird looks when I sit down in the middle of an aisle sorting through which PVCs are which... curse their judgemental stares!!

They are not PVC and are articulated. They are more like Action Masters. The one without the back pack is of a cheaper plastic and has Hasbroish orange on his knees so he must be from some Hasbro promotion as it follows their style. The one with the Backpack screams Galaxy Force as its of a stronger plastic, superior paint and detailing but it is still an articulated plastic action figure.

kelvinchang99
9th September 2008, 09:12 PM
Had to add another package into the collection as I really wanted the breastforce with the Liokaizer after watching the entire boxset of Victory.

Here are the 2 collected: (the MIB one is the new addition)

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03162.jpghttp://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03163.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03164.jpghttp://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03165.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03166.jpg

Now I feel complete. :)

kup
9th September 2008, 09:13 PM
Had to add another package into the collection as I really wanted the breastforce with the Liokaizer after watching the entire boxset of Victory.

Here are the 2 collected: (the MIB one is the new addition)

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03162.jpghttp://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03163.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03164.jpghttp://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03165.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03166.jpg

Now I feel complete. :)

Congratz! I guess you can never have too many Liokaisers!

kelvinchang99
9th September 2008, 09:31 PM
Thanks Kup.. Yeah, I really dig the design on Lio.. He is one of the most innovative ones I feel in the combiners. Thats why I went all out and ended up with the 2. Really my favourite combiners in the entire series.

Pulse
9th September 2008, 09:55 PM
Kelvinchang99, Congrats on getting that MISB set for an absolute bargain! :) (Google tells us everything these days... ;))

Gutsman Heavy
9th September 2008, 10:06 PM
Had to add another package into the collection as I really wanted the breastforce with the Liokaizer after watching the entire boxset of Victory.

Now I feel complete. :)

I want to be you

autobreadticon
9th September 2008, 10:11 PM
kelvinchang99 always impressive!!

Thanks Griffin for the items v(^_^)v

Tiby
9th September 2008, 10:38 PM
Universe Galvatron from BIGW. Put Silverbolt back - will get him on sale.

GoktimusPrime
9th September 2008, 10:38 PM
kc99: PM your address to me and leave your housekeys under the welcome mat. :p ;) (j/k!)
Nah, that's awesome - and at least you're displaying them in different modes.

kelvinchang99
9th September 2008, 10:54 PM
The key is under the doormat.. hehehe

Thanks Gok, actually you point me in the right direction on the breastforce, otherwise, I wouldnt have known the importance of them.. been looking for them for a long time but as you know, you cant really buy the breastforce by themselves, so I thought what the heck.. It was a good price.. :)

Pulse, you been spying on me again... do have to wonder how much control google have over us.. anyone tried to use Google on an iPhone.. it can track you down to your exact location...

Gutsman and autoreadicon, thanks.. I am pleased with this package.

I dont know if I will have many more big buys.. :)

STL
9th September 2008, 11:11 PM
It took a long time to the point that I considered the seller to be a fraud. Thankfully Lio Convoy arrived and with Freebies!

http://www.geocities.com/wow_frostwolf/tf3/090908.jpg

Anyone know where these non Transforming Galaxy force/Cybertron Primes are from? I have never seen them before.

They are Kabaya items, Kup. Not expensive but shipping will usually kill you to get them. If you have no interest them, I'll be more than happy to take them off your hands. :)

kurdt_the_goat
9th September 2008, 11:19 PM
I dont know if I will have many more big buys.. :)

I'm pretty sure you said that a couple months ago!

Robzy
9th September 2008, 11:23 PM
Got my "Encore Heads" in the mail today... thanks Kyle (& friend) :)

kelvinchang99
9th September 2008, 11:46 PM
I'm pretty sure you said that a couple months ago!

Sorry Kurdt.. well, the world of TF are full of surprises.

:)

kelvinchang99
9th September 2008, 11:56 PM
Sorry, forgot to post these last week.. just realised.

Blitzwing & Astrotrain - Complete (put the other parts away)

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03176.jpg

Inferno and Grapply - Complete (again the parts put away as not needed for display)

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03181.jpg

Pretenders - Submarauder, Skullgrin (pretender robot missing hands), Bomburst & Waverider

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03177.jpghttp://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03179.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03178.jpghttp://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03180.jpg

iceburn
10th September 2008, 08:42 AM
From ebay yesterday (no time to take pics again)
- G1 Terrorcons (Cutthroat and Sinnertwin - Complete)

Still missing a complete Rippersnapper that has been mailed separately as seller has forgotten about it

Not really TFs but Gobots Rocklords and I must say they are really awesome. didn't expect them to be bigger than the terrorcons:
- Crackpot, Magmar and Spikestone

Thanatos
10th September 2008, 09:07 AM
Picked up Universe Silverbolt and Sunstreaker. (Got sick of waiting for my RK order, I'll just return the RK one to the store if it comes to that).

Very good figures! Big fan of Sunstreaker. It's like a mini alternator!

Saintly
10th September 2008, 09:15 AM
big haul there KC99! and we're not even half-way through Sept!

STL
10th September 2008, 11:07 AM
I'm pretty sure you said that a couple months ago!

Jealous? meh! Not me! Never me. :o:rolleyes::p

Omega Supreme
10th September 2008, 11:45 AM
Picked up a Universe Tankor, Sunstreaker & Acid Storm today from Big W, for $23.85 each.

Im abit disappointed with Tankor though, I have waited a long time to get my hands on this figure but the only mode I like is his plane.

JuzMel
10th September 2008, 12:29 PM
Glad to see Ultra Magnus arrived safe and sound Mel :)
Yeah thanks Omega Supreme, now only have to drool while waiting for the upgrade kit. :p

Anyway thanks to Griffin, here are the rest of the competition prizes for bro and me:
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/milassilem/Transformers/Tfn-50.jpg

King Atlas
10th September 2008, 02:37 PM
thanks to llamatron, some Universe love:

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/9370/30515320ga1.th.png (http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=30515320ga1.png)

Optimus Primal and reptillion
Never had primal before and I must say he is very cool.
I love their colours haha

GoktimusPrime
10th September 2008, 03:44 PM
...Optimus Primal is relatively okay compared to the other horrific Universe repaints. In my toy-play he's "Rodimus Primal." :)

http://www.geocities.com/transfandomcomic/photocomic_unicron14.jpg

TF76
10th September 2008, 05:13 PM
Recent stuff last few weeks, I'll post a pic soon.

G1 Prime (& Box)
G1 Powermaster Prime (& Box)
G1 Soundwave (& Box)
G1 Insecticons (Loose)
G1 Rumble and Ravage (Loose)
Encore 11
Metroplex missiles(from iceburn)
Movie Megatron (Metal finish, 1/2 price at Toykingdom! )
Movie Ratchet (Metal finish, 1/2 price at Toykingdom! )

Still to arrive...

G1 Ultra Magnus (& Box)
G1 Six Shot (& Box)
G1 Rampage (& Box)
G1 Fly Wheels (& Box)
G1 Battle Trap (& Box)

Layby...

Leader Animated Megatron
Leader Animated Bulkhead

llamatron
10th September 2008, 05:38 PM
Picked up Deluxe Galvatron from Big-W today.

Wow, this dude is awesome.

And so deliciously free of chrome.

kelvinchang99
10th September 2008, 06:20 PM
Recent stuff last few weeks, I'll post a pic soon.

G1 Prime (& Box)
G1 Powermaster Prime (& Box)
G1 Soundwave (& Box)
G1 Insecticons (Loose)
G1 Rumble and Ravage (Loose)
Encore 11
Metroplex missiles(from iceburn)
Movie Megatron (Metal finish, 1/2 price at Toykingdom! )
Movie Ratchet (Metal finish, 1/2 price at Toykingdom! )

Still to arrive...

G1 Ultra Magnus (& Box)
G1 Six Shot (& Box)
G1 Rampage (& Box)
G1 Fly Wheels (& Box)
G1 Battle Trap (& Box)

Layby...

Leader Animated Megatron
Leader Animated Bulkhead


Wow.. thats alot of purchase. Well done TF76.. cant wait to see this haul's pics.

Pulse
10th September 2008, 06:56 PM
A package from Ebay showed up today containing:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/Pulse_Warrior/Acquisitions/Thelittlefishtriestoeatthebigfish.jpg
"The little fish tries to eat the big fish..." :D

Depth Charge is actually replacing my Universe one while I'd heard great reviews on Sky Byte ssssso I had to get one... :) :o

GoktimusPrime
10th September 2008, 07:38 PM
Spring acquisitions
When referring to Sky Byte
One must use Haiku

sifun
10th September 2008, 08:13 PM
http://i8.ebayimg.com/07/i/001/08/55/9739_1.JPG

yaaay mp greenscream

kelvinchang99
10th September 2008, 09:09 PM
Okay.. got another item today arrive from an ebay purchase.

G1 Hoist MIB.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03182.jpghttp://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03185.jpghttp://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/kelvinchang99/DSC03186.jpg

JuzMel
10th September 2008, 09:10 PM
Picked up Universe Powerglide from Kmart today for $59.95. Haven't decide whether I want to keep it or not or let iceburn have it. Most probably let iceburn have it because I prefer the Henkei one in its G1 colours. :p

Paulbot
10th September 2008, 10:04 PM
Pulse I like the fish fight :D

STL
10th September 2008, 10:33 PM
A package from Ebay showed up today containing:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/Pulse_Warrior/Acquisitions/Thelittlefishtriestoeatthebigfish.jpg
"The little fish tries to eat the big fish..." :D

Depth Charge is actually replacing my Universe one while I'd heard great reviews on Sky Byte ssssso I had to get one... :) :o

:D

Pulse
10th September 2008, 11:19 PM
Spring acquisitions
When referring to Sky Byte
One must use Haiku

Hey, I don't have to if I don't want to... :P :D

Pulse I like the fish fight :D

:D

What can I say, Um, I tried to display 'em in some sort of "action pose" & that was the first thing that popped into my mind... :D

Borgeman
10th September 2008, 11:43 PM
got back skywarp (thanks llamatron) and 2 WST dinos arrived just in time to greet him:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x24/borgeman/10092008489.jpg

George

kup
10th September 2008, 11:47 PM
Picked up Universe Powerglide from Kmart today for $59.95. Haven't decide whether I want to keep it or not or let iceburn have it. Most probably let iceburn have it because I prefer the Henkei one in its G1 colours. :p

USA edition (red) will be released next month!

griffin
11th September 2008, 01:05 AM
http://i8.ebayimg.com/07/i/001/08/55/9739_1.JPG

yaaay mp greenscream

With Thundercracker now coming soon, and a proper white Starscream released, maybe we could call this one MP Acid Storm... :)

I got in the mail on tuesday, G2 Blue Grimlock and Euro Deftwing.

i_amtrunks
11th September 2008, 09:45 AM
A package from Ebay showed up today containing:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/Pulse_Warrior/Acquisitions/Thelittlefishtriestoeatthebigfish.jpg
"The little fish tries to eat the big fish..." :D

Depth Charge is actually replacing my Universe one while I'd heard great reviews on Sky Byte ssssso I had to get one... :) :o

No love for the Makeup Gun paint applications on Universe DepthCharge? :p

Good haul Pulse, Sky Byte is awesome, always contemplated stealing/saving the one from my cousins place, but it's been broken beyond repair.

Pulse
11th September 2008, 11:02 AM
Thanks Mate :)

I find the colours of Universe DC aren't that terrible (http://images.wikia.com/transformers/images/d/df/Depthcharge-universe.jpg) but nothing can compare to the original... ;)







Oh & kiddies :D, the lesson for today is: Don't shoot missiles off in cars!
(There are ssssso many nooks & crannies where they can slip into that I had to disassemble my dashboard to retrieve one of Sky Byte's missiles... Not fun at all! :o)

JuzMel
11th September 2008, 12:27 PM
USA edition (red) will be released next month!
Thanks Kup! Hmmmn but I'll probably keep a variation of each, you know what I mean? Like the Universe one in this greyish colour and get the Henkei one in red colour. We're nutters for repaints.. silly us I know.. But icy still can have this $60 one first, too expensive for me.. heehee

optimus1
11th September 2008, 12:31 PM
Congrats on the hauls everyone has got this so far this month!

Yesterday when i arrived home was a package containing:

Voyager Animated Bulkhead
Voyager Cybertron Soundwave

Both courtesy from llamatron, thanks mate!

Now i have the 5 main Autobots from Animated in the versions i like (already have Earth mode Optimus, Activators Bumblebee, Deluxe Ratchet and Prowl)

Now im thinking if should get the Elite Guard (i really want Jazz!)

Im also hoping to get 'Classics' Blaster to face off against Cybertron Soundwave

sifun
11th September 2008, 01:14 PM
universe 2.0 octane and Sunstreaker :)

Paulbot
11th September 2008, 01:15 PM
I bought an extra Sunstreaker from Target (who's destined to become either Tigertrack, Punch/Counterpunch, or Breakdown) and three of the four new Robot Heroes set. (No Sunstreaker/Galvatron)

Next time look you look at Cheetor/Blackarachnia Robot Heroes be as concerned as I am that is appears that Cheetor is showing off a Maximal tattoo on his butt to Blackarachnia (who's looking right at it!) :D

llamatron
11th September 2008, 02:26 PM
Dropped by Target and picked up Robot Heroes Galvatron/Sunstreaker and Blitzwing/Hound.

Still not sure if I'm going to bother with the BW ones. I love me some BW but so far all the BW Robot Heroes look a bit poor.

Verno
11th September 2008, 04:16 PM
Still not sure if I'm going to bother with the BW ones. I love me some BW but so far all the BW Robot Heroes look a bit poor.

Lets not mince words here Llama, they suck!

Bring on more accurate BW statues! Rhinox is lonely!

JuzMel
11th September 2008, 06:04 PM
I bought an extra Sunstreaker from Target (who's destined to become either Tigertrack, Punch/Counterpunch, or Breakdown) and three of the four new Robot Heroes set. (No Sunstreaker/Galvatron)
Paul, there were about 3-4 Suntreaker + Galvatron Robot Heroes when I was at Target this morning, let me know by tomorrow if you still haven't got it, I can pick one up for you.

Still not sure if I'm going to bother with the BW ones. I love me some BW but so far all the BW Robot Heroes look a bit poor.

Meh, BW = Fugly.. wahahaha.. :D
Quickly runs away before all the BW fans come chasing after me!

GoktimusPrime
11th September 2008, 07:53 PM
*cues Benny Hill chase (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs2Uc-2vJwE) music*

Today I picked up:
The Reign of Starscream #5
Saga of the AllSpark #3

I also noticed that IDW are reprinting G1's Time Wars (http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Time_Wars)... I strongly recommend picking this up if you don't already own a copy... one of the best stories ever written in Transformers. IMO it ought to be mandatory reading for anyone claiming to be a fan of G1.

loophole
11th September 2008, 08:18 PM
I was looking at that may have to buy them now if its a good read :D

SilverDragon
11th September 2008, 08:35 PM
I should stop reading these threads. I get jealous of all the cool stuff everyone gets.

Soundwarp
11th September 2008, 08:36 PM
I should stop reading these threads. I get jealous of all the cool stuff everyone gets.

+1

iceburn
11th September 2008, 08:39 PM
My spare complete G1 Rippersnapper came today....
am expecting another incomplete (no weapons) Rippersnapper and Sinnertwin to arrive next week too *hehe* combiners crazy

Pulse
11th September 2008, 08:49 PM
I should stop reading these threads. I get jealous of all the cool stuff everyone gets.

lol :D

It's the Seib galleries that do me in... :o

autobreadticon
11th September 2008, 10:10 PM
lol :D

It's the Seib galleries that do me in... :o

haha , dude at least you guys regularly buy stuff, i went hungry for a 3 days just to get the universe robot heroes :o

GoktimusPrime
11th September 2008, 10:53 PM
...maybe toy collecting isn't a hobby you should be getting into if you're having trouble affording things like food. (o_O) If you ever resort to eating your Transformers, please take photos.

Borgeman
11th September 2008, 11:38 PM
got the new G1 robot heroes today :)

George

liegeprime
11th September 2008, 11:45 PM
Okies before this day ends thought I finally post my big Hauls for the day..:D:D

though 9/11 is a day of sorrow it sure wasnt for me, so pardon for those who observe this as a sorrowful day.

and the reason why are these babies...

Firstly Big package from the generous Mr. Gutsman Heavy - major thank you!!! I finally gots me THE proper Version...
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/NineElevenHaul002.jpg

Then after office hours got to meet with the Ultra helpful Mr. Kelvinchang99 who I'm ever so grateful for scoring me these....

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/NineElevenHaul003.jpg
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/NineElevenHaul004.jpg

So how can I not think this is a glorious day!! Totally!!:D:D:D

Group pic
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/NineElevenHaul001.jpg

STL
11th September 2008, 11:51 PM
Whoa, that's a haul, Liege! Nice!

kup
11th September 2008, 11:52 PM
Congratz Liege Prime! Great Haul!

I am insanely jealous of your Carnivac :p

blackie
11th September 2008, 11:55 PM
wow liege that must have cost you a pretty penny, excellent haul mate

kelvinchang99
12th September 2008, 12:04 AM
No worries liege.. its a pleasure...

Haul of the month so far ;)

liegeprime
12th September 2008, 12:12 AM
Thanks guys! It did cost a lot but it was really worth it :D:D major grails finally out! Feels like Xmas :D:D Now I can take it easy with the other TF purchases.
hehehe you got that right kelvin ... for the month;);)...... thanks again, and um no hurries hehehehehe

Pulse
12th September 2008, 12:16 AM
haha, dude at least you guys regularly buy stuff, i went hungry for a 3 days just to get the universe robot heroes :o

I've heard of uni students surviving on 2-minute noodles but not because they want the latest RHs... :D (priorities... :D)

Oh & top notch haul Neil! :)

I remember you telling me about these babies & I'm glad they've finally come out of storage... ;)

STL
12th September 2008, 01:00 AM
In Breads defence, I've skipped lunch more than once for a TF. Instead I grabbed somethin' from home like a couple of apples and a few pieces of cheese and biscuits just so as to avoid wasting money on lunch.

Besides, with the way I'm looking these days, I could probably skip 2 or 3 lunches and it'd be a good thing. :o

liegeprime
12th September 2008, 07:58 AM
Its not lunches you should skip STL, its your sweet tooth for lollies and junk food stuff :p:p

iceburn
12th September 2008, 08:26 AM
hahaha....nicely said and fantastic lot liege!
*drooling over here*

GoktimusPrime
12th September 2008, 09:33 AM
Skipping meals can actually lead to weight gain rather than loss. (http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/46782/lose_weight/why_skipping_meals_contributes_to_weight_gain.html )

Its not lunches you should skip STL, its your sweet tooth for lollies and junk food stuff
+1 Listen to our resident medic! :)

Speaking of which, I'm insanely jealous of your Snarler!! (he's the only member of the Decepticon Mayhem Attack Squad II (http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Mayhem_Attack_Squad) whom I don't have! Baw!)

i_amtrunks
12th September 2008, 09:51 AM
Got me Universe Prowl and Octane.

Prowl was the best of the lot, and will still need plenty of paint app touchups when I open him up over the weekend.

Octane was a disappointment. I love the mold, and the figure design, but I have never had such a bad figure, quality wise. The plastic near the rear pins already looks stressed and feels brittle, there are rough edges all over the plastic, paint apps are very poorly done, and to top it off, the right leg will not extend, meaning that I have to leave Octane knee-less. I'm going to take the leg apart to try and fix it, but if that fails, he will be my first (and it seems not last) return.

Unlike the original Classics, the Universe figures released thus far have felt almost like KO's in terms of quality and paint apps.

Saintly
12th September 2008, 11:10 AM
congrats on the haul, Liege.... i see why you had to held back now ;)

Omega Supreme
12th September 2008, 12:06 PM
Very nice haul LiegePrime, "got a proper Trypticon" does this mean you might have a Gigastorm to sell me ?, I better PM ya :)

Golden Phoenix
12th September 2008, 01:04 PM
I got these from hanprimus on Wed
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/jimmey-11/newstuff/10-9-08.jpg

GoktimusPrime
12th September 2008, 02:06 PM
Unlike the original Classics, the Universe figures released thus far have felt almost like KO's in terms of quality and paint apps.
I agree... and hence why I'm getting Henkei instead. :)

griffin
12th September 2008, 02:48 PM
Picked up from the mailbox today, JP BW Randy (Razorbeast recolour). And, JP limited edition Police Type (Patrol) Gasket. This was a toy given to the first 20 people at TRU stores in Japan who spent over a certain amount on TFs. Depending on how many TRU stores are in Japan, I can't imagine there being too many of this figure out there. So when I stumbled on it on ebay, I expected it to go for a fair bit. As such, I just put in about $40 (not expecting to get it at all), and got it for $31 (no one placed a bid after me), which actually caught me by surprise. It's like bidding on something you don't want, and then having to find a way to pay for it when you get it. At least in this case, I wanted the toy, even if it was never on my want list - I just saw it on ebay while browsing, and knew that I didn't have it. But also expected not to win, so never thought about budgetting for it. So for about US$50 with shipping, I got something I think is fairly rare (probably about 1000), and nice colourings too. Checking ebay since though, I see that it goes for $40-70, so maybe isn't all that rare, or in demand.
Links to images of the toys, because I'm too lazy to take photos of my own toys...
http://www.tfu.info/2005/Destron/Gasket/gasket.htm
http://www.tfu.info/1999/Cybertron/Randy/randy.htm

kup
12th September 2008, 03:51 PM
Got a TF Movie poster from Griffin.

Thank you.

jaydisc
12th September 2008, 04:18 PM
Had to see a client way at in the Southeast in Keysborough, so had a nice leisurely hunt on the way back, preferring Kmarts over Targets as I was armed with the Target catalog. I did some price matching - 10% of the difference at a couple of Kmarts, getting each of the deluxes at $19.29 and Voyagers at $33.99. I also got a pair of Galvatrons for $20 each (who wants the spare?)

This picture is a bit disingenuous as it isn't just today's haul, but rather my original set of DelVoys, a spare set I grabbed for Iceburn a while back, and then finally the third set + 2 x Galvatrons I got today. I took the pic together because I have to say... I think the Universe packaging is fantastic for display.

(excuse the blurry pic)
http://lindalane.com/temporary/tf/DSC04096.jpg

I love the drawings on the side and the simple fact that they display well on the side. I recently collected up all the remaining Henkei deluxes i need and they're a royal pain to display because unless they're face on, which wastes space you can't identify the figure. Also the fact that they look like a fist fight from the Batman TV show doesn't help either.:p

Paulbot
12th September 2008, 04:31 PM
Jay, you were on my turf! :) Did you check out Parkmore S/C?

jaydisc
12th September 2008, 04:39 PM
I'm not sure of the names of the places i frequented. I started at Dandenong The Hub. Then I found another Big W/Target combo on the way towards Springvale Road and finally another Kmart on Springvale road. Not sure if any of those were Parkmore, but it doesn't ring a bell.

Paulbot
12th September 2008, 05:15 PM
Nope you visited Dandenong Plaza, Waverley Gardens and Brandon Park. The first two are often visited by me. :)

sifun
12th September 2008, 06:03 PM
Myclones wave 1! yay :)

swoop
12th September 2008, 06:23 PM
I had to take a few hours of work today so I figured I'd do a little hunting while I was out. I picked up
Animated deluxe bulkhead
deluxe optimus prime
ratchet
blackarachnia
lockdown
Universe prowl
sunstreaker
octane
And when I got home I had powerlink optimus prime from llamatron and armarda emergency team recolour and desert type command ravage waiting for me.

autobreadticon
12th September 2008, 06:30 PM
Jay you should buy MISB hasbro and open up the henkeis :p

roller
12th September 2008, 06:38 PM
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa210/Rollerforce/DSCN2398.jpg

wooooot it worked, Roller now knows how to post paste photos directly onto the page!!! thanks Borgeman :)

And thanks to Griffin for sending me the stuff and for running the competition.

I was home this morning because i didnt have to be at school early today and some courier turned up.
I like the Cybetron/Animated poster, i'll hang it Cybetron side cause it looks better and i dont have a 'Cybetron' series poster.
The Target card is freakin awesome!!!
Man i luv tf posters, so cooool!

thanks Griff

loophole
12th September 2008, 06:51 PM
picked up

Animated Season 1 dvd
Trade paperbacks of infiltration, devastion

oh and the reversible poster from Griffin, thanks bossbot

liegeprime
12th September 2008, 07:08 PM
Was at Castle hill Uncle Pete's... used the 10% discount card to get me

Leader Class Animated Megsy
Leader Class Animated Bulkhead

My cousin drove me there and he ended up getting the 3 TFU (Streak,Prowl & Octankor) with very little prodding from me :D, also gave him my spare screamer and ramjet so hes starting a pretty good Classics collection himself...
good way to start the epidemic among my relatives hheheheh

Pulse
12th September 2008, 07:17 PM
I was in a Myer today & I discovered an Animated Ultra Magnus with a nice paint job so... I caved in... :o :)

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/Pulse_Warrior/Acquisitions/Blackarachniaspinsapowerfulweb.jpg
"Blackarachnia spins a powerful web..."

One word to describe him = Awesome! :) (even Blackarachnia's fond of him too ;))

dirge
12th September 2008, 10:35 PM
griffin, I think the interest in that relatively obscure toy has well and truly peaked, so I'd say it's more about a drop off in demand than the toy being _common_. Same thing happened with a few BM toys which were HTF and expensive due to high demand, but are now cheap since there's no real demand anymore.

Nice haul, liege.

iceburn
12th September 2008, 10:41 PM
Received my stuff from the Sydney guys today

From Zed:
- Beast Machine Blackarachnia, Jetstorm and Mirage has a broken joint
- Universe??? Striker (Dinobot)

From an ebay seller with help from i_amtrunks:
- Armada Powerlinx Jetfire with a broken comettor

From dirge and the person who posted it off to Demonac who delivered the goods:
- RID X-Brawn

From ebay received at my office today too:
- Hasbro Commemorative Starscream

autobreadticon
12th September 2008, 10:50 PM
thanks Jay for premium Megatron and universe Octane. I took a leaf out of your book and now it remains MISB and proudly displayed. Got WST bumblebee for $20 and FAB loose half price and two animated deluxes $19 each.Today got Premium Ratchet for $30. no pics :(

JuzMel
12th September 2008, 11:04 PM
Yeah everyone probably's got a set of these already but still I wanna take a happy family pic! Got all these from the Target sale and thus I can now refund those on Kmart layby. A pity Jay I couldn't bring myself to go through the hassle of price match after two "scary" incidents, but glad for you though.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/milassilem/Transformers/Tfn-51.jpg
Didn't know the Wall-E magazine was sooo expensive, $9 bucks for a small thing like that! :eek:

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/milassilem/Transformers/Tfn-52.jpg
Target Forest Hill actually kept their word (or so their staff said) and brought stock of the voyagers in so I could grab them today. :) OH MAN! The guy at the counter asked me if these were for my kids?! :mad: :eek:

*Had to take a pic of Powerglide before he whizzes off with iceburn tomorrow and I'm gonna "miss" him for awhile. :p

k.wong23
13th September 2008, 11:24 AM
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/1328/dsc01473he3.jpg

Got my final piece for G1 Bruticus Blast off and a right fist!

1 Nem Prime for ME and one for blackie :D

Vector Sigma 13
13th September 2008, 02:21 PM
Grabbed classics Galvatron from Big W- QC on that figure is shocking. But it is a nice figure.

Burn
13th September 2008, 02:32 PM
Paid off the K-Mart lay-buy from their Toy Sale all those months ago.

Animated Deluxes - Prowl, Prime, & Bumblebee
Animated Voyagers - Prime, Bulkhead, Megatron & Starscream

And earlier in the week I got the two swipe cards from Mr Griffin. Always wanted a set, dunno why, just found them to be a fascinating little novelty item. Thanks for them Griff! :D

GoktimusPrime
13th September 2008, 02:59 PM
so what happens when you swipe those cards?

Burn
13th September 2008, 03:22 PM
I gain access! (Well it says "Swipe card for access")

I figured they were the door cards for the BotCon hotel. No doubt deactivated by now.

blackie
13th September 2008, 03:43 PM
1 Nem Prime for ME and one for blackie :D

That means ive aquired a nemisis prime :P
also got in the mail, a gen 2 devestator, and 4 out of the 5 g2 combaticins (still missing onslaught)
picked up a prowl and tankor and a blaster too :)

gamblor916
13th September 2008, 04:25 PM
Various minibots, Cyclonus and a mint Gig Jazz.

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/1176/p9120150vl6.jpg

Pulse
13th September 2008, 06:34 PM
Wow! :eek: An Italian Diaclone Jazz! Damn You Gamblor! :D (Me = jealous... :))

Soundwarp
13th September 2008, 08:20 PM
Got the Cybertron poster thanks to the guys at Titans tower.

griffin
13th September 2008, 08:30 PM
And earlier in the week I got the two swipe cards from Mr Griffin. Always wanted a set, dunno why, just found them to be a fascinating little novelty item. Thanks for them Griff! :D

There's actually four in the set, with Barricade and Bumblebee, but you get the leaders with that pair.

so what happens when you swipe those cards?

I gain access! (Well it says "Swipe card for access")

I figured they were the door cards for the BotCon hotel. No doubt deactivated by now.

Yes, they were the hotel door access keys, but if you know of something that can use cards with magnetic strips, you could use them. But not sure of anything myself, as those sort of places use their own signature cards (video stores, gyms, hotels, etc), usually for security purposes.
Ah well, they look good, even if they probably can never be used... :)

Just had a second thought. Since the keys were not handed back in, if they didn't get to wipe them, they should theoretically be able to access the rooms they were 'written' to access. The magnetic strip would have been 'encoded' to access a certain room, for the door to recognise. And unless the door reader knows the day and time, it would continue to accept that door key until that key is rewritten or wiped.
Next time I'm in Rhode Island, I'll have to find out if it still opens my hotel room from last year. :p

griffin
13th September 2008, 08:33 PM
Picked up the Animated Shift Tech game from Kmart, for $35, while at the GC fan meet.

Got the Cybertron poster thanks to the guys at Titans tower.

Didn't get any toys today at the meet?

MV75
13th September 2008, 08:36 PM
Dude, did you give those to Soundwarp?

Anyway, I got the movie legends bumblebee and scorpy pack. :)

Soundwarp
13th September 2008, 08:54 PM
Lol i wasn't mentioning them until i was not too lazy to take a pic :p

iceburn
13th September 2008, 11:46 PM
Collected from JuzMel:
- Universe/Classic Powerglide
- Botcon poster and Botcon swipecard and free gifts from griffin (thanks alot!!)

Collected from jaydisc:
- Universe/Classic lot that will be refunded. jay...thanks for the trip to get them from the earlier Kmart sale though
- Movie Metallic voyager Megatron!!!! (yippe, i'm left with Premium Jazz deluxe and Megatron leader to get)

sifun
14th September 2008, 06:13 PM
yay, animated ultra magnus

Soundwarp
14th September 2008, 06:38 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/soundwarp/Photo0147.jpg

Thanks to Griff for the little guys.
Thanks to Titans Tower for the poster :D

GoktimusPrime
14th September 2008, 07:18 PM
That's a cool poster. :)

STL
15th September 2008, 12:28 PM
My missus just texted me and I HAVE A BIG BOX TODAY!!! Been sweating on it a bit since it was an off eBay transaction but its here! Now I just have to pick it up from her place and smuggle it home! :D:D:D

valkyrie_76
15th September 2008, 12:55 PM
Abit late but when I got back on Friday night from being away at work for two weeks.......received via eBay Beastbox, Squalktalk, Raindance and Grandslam with all weapons. Little bit of chrome off the weapons but they look good and have been hunting these little buggers for while now.

And sometime this week I'll be taking pics of my collection to show off.......maybe if I can be bothered :)

Pulse
15th September 2008, 03:38 PM
An absolutely massive box from BBTS arrived today (the biggest I've ever received) with figures for Pulsey & others. :) Pics later tonight

loophole
15th September 2008, 03:55 PM
G1 instruction booklets for Optimus Prime and Hound

Firecracker
15th September 2008, 04:04 PM
Yay, I finally get around to posting in this thread!

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/Eternalgrace86/100_6393.jpg

I really dig this figure... wikid. More here (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showpost.php?p=46484&postcount=357).

STL
15th September 2008, 05:07 PM
That's an awesome picture, Firecracker! I've still yet to open mine too.

optimus1
15th September 2008, 05:31 PM
Had a drive down south to Canberra for the weekend and picked up:

Encore Omega Supreme!

Im pretty impressed with him, never had a chance to actually see or touch one before, even when i was really young

Firecracker: Congrats on Incinerator, he looks pretty good

GoktimusPrime
15th September 2008, 07:22 PM
Yeah, I have to admit that the Hasbro version of Incinerator doesn't too shabby at all. :) It doesn't come with the AllSpark Cube though does it?

Firecracker
15th September 2008, 07:48 PM
No, no it doesn't. I should track one down...

llamatron
15th September 2008, 08:06 PM
Deluxe Animated Swoop showed up today. He's kinda meh but it's nice to complete the Dinobot trio.

Pulse
15th September 2008, 09:10 PM
An absolutely massive box from BBTS arrived today (the biggest I've ever received) with figures for Pulsey & others. :) Pics later tonight

There were 13 figures altogether but I've left out the 4 that aren't mine :)

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

It was easier to take a pic beforehand but now that I've set 'em free - I can definitely see some action pics with these G1s in the future :)

i_amtrunks
16th September 2008, 11:02 AM
Nice haul Pulse.
Hope you got a good price on the Road Caesar set!

Love those Autobot Brothers too.

Pulse
16th September 2008, 01:56 PM
Thanks Mate :) BBTS sure know how to have sales... ;)

When TFing the Brainmasters last night, it felt as though I was gonna end up snapping Blacker - his joints were so bloody stiff! I know you have to be a little gentle with vintage G1s but compared to extremely loose G1s I've encountered, I couldn't believe just how stiff Blacker was...

But now that I've combined them, I'm luving Road Caesar! Very :cool:!

iceburn
16th September 2008, 01:59 PM
am so jealous now Pulse...but very nice indeed....

Thanatos
16th September 2008, 02:32 PM
Well, as per my RK order, I have now got Wave 3 Animated Deluxes and Wave 1 Universe Classics!

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/669/tf001px8.jpg

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/5278/tf004yv2.jpg

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/1421/tf002cb4.jpg

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8788/tf003qe6.jpg

I gotta say, this entire wave gives me a whole new perspective on Animated toys. These figures are superb, and when they hit retail I strongly urge you all to get them! There isn't a weak figure here.

Jazz is simple, but elegant. Snarl is a bit small, and I don't like that his club has no storage (and the colour, planing on painting this to make it look better), but is a fantastic figure. Love the animated Soundwave, and Oil Slick is awesome - a Ram's head on a Motorcycle transformer! The world is finally falling into place.

And of course the Universe Classics

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1849/tf007jz9.jpg

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/5582/tf008nk8.jpg

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7023/tf009cy8.jpg

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/6127/tf005ba5.jpg

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5338/tf006ti8.jpg

I love Sunstreaker, he's a great figure. I can't wait for Sideswipe. I also like Prowl, despite a minor lack of head articulation. Octane/Tankor is okay I guess. Triple changers strength is in the Variety, and the uniqueness. Still, better than Astrotrain.

k.wong23
16th September 2008, 08:47 PM
Got this baby today delivered by a nice fellow straight to my door from my other forum :D


http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/5275/devastatorbu2.jpg

Think he's missing only one guys gun haven't checked but his so beautiful :D

Rampage
16th September 2008, 08:57 PM
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/3084/picture007cu4.th.jpg (http://img166.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture007cu4.jpg)

Encore Skywarp & Thundercracker with friends