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Wheel-J
10th November 2008, 07:47 AM
Hi Guys, I'm not really sure how I should start writing my intro. I may already have read intros of some Ozformers before as I've been a frequent visitor for a couple of months now, however, I was hesitant to join because I'm afraid that I may not be able to regularly post much in the discussion threads. This is my first attempt to interact in a TF forum as I've been just complacent reading news and articles from different TF fan websites. And besides, my english grammar sometimes doesn't cooperate with me. My accent could be quite distinct as I still carry my strong native tongue from the same roots of liegeprime, optimus1, and komikskolektor. Mabuhay po sa inyong lahat! :)

I've been in Melbourne, or I may say, in Oz for only about a year now. And yes, I love Australia! And I liked it even more when I found that the TF community here is so much very active - thank you Ozformers! I eventually decided to join the group because of two things - 1) Transformers & 2) Lego - which apparently are my two most favorite past times. My "hobby in collecting TF" (translate: too much window-shopping and few buying) only started in late 2006 when I unexpectedly caught classic starscream in the supermarket. As a loyal G1 fan, I'm really glad they appeared in retail because prior to that, I knew I couldn't afford to buy those expensive collectors' series (http://www.toywiz.com/trreja.html). I once have some original G1 figures but they didn't lived that long. I've been obliged to share my toys with my younger siblings which apparently are not careful enough even to keep their limbs together.:eek::( I'd always have to remind them that only legos are to be dettached and not the transformers.:D Well, those were the times. Now, I may have accumulated probably around 40 TFs - some classics 1.0/2.0, some cybertrons, a 20th anniv OP, two alternators, one ultimate BB, three leaderclass MovieTF, some G1 key chains, and my growing animated figures. No legos yet but keen on having a collection set in a relatively distant future.

As for the chosen nick, I just reminisced that wheeljack was my favorite G1 cartoon character simply because he is the "scientist" that I know (correct me if I'm wrong). Such a shame I became an engineer - not a robot inventor. Have no clues if there'll be a classic wheeljack but I'm definitely grabbing one if it comes. I just hope that the alt mode would have the same vehicle type and color as the original G1 - I wish.

Hope that this self-intro suffice. Have a good week ahead!:)

liegeprime
10th November 2008, 08:08 AM
Mabuhay!!! Wheel-J welcome to the board! Do post pics of your collections TF and LEGOs once you start hehehe ( theres a Lego thread in the Unicron section) Enjoy! Yay now there's four filos here heheheh. :D:D:D

Adzma
10th November 2008, 08:11 AM
Welcome to the board! :)

STL
10th November 2008, 08:39 AM
Welcome aboard! Great to have another Victorian on board.

I eventually decided to join the group because of two things - 1) Transformers & 2) Lego

:D

Robzy
10th November 2008, 09:32 AM
Bah-weep-Graaaaagnah wheep ni ni bong! :)

1orion2many
10th November 2008, 10:14 AM
:)Welcome to the board:D.

Bartrim
10th November 2008, 11:21 AM
Welcome to Ozformers

Paulbot
10th November 2008, 12:03 PM
Welcome

Pulse
10th November 2008, 12:21 PM
Hey Mate! :) Welcome to our TF Home

Golden Phoenix
10th November 2008, 12:42 PM
Welcome. Good to hear your into Lego too.

blackie
10th November 2008, 03:51 PM
another melbournian, jeez were growing quickly :D
Welcome :D

Sam
10th November 2008, 05:59 PM
Welcome to the forum!

GoktimusPrime
10th November 2008, 06:30 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/avatars/wb1.jpg

As for the chosen nick, I just reminisced that wheeljack was my favorite G1 cartoon character simply because he is the "scientist" that I know (correct me if I'm wrong). Such a shame I became an engineer - not a robot inventor.
Actually, Wheeljack is an engineer (a mechanical engineer to be precise), not a scientist! Check it out! (http://www.tfarchive.com/toys/techspecs/original-era/1984__Wheeljack_(1984).jpg) :) The two Autobot scientists are Perceptor (http://www.tfarchive.com/toys/techspecs/original-era/1985__Perceptor_(1985).jpg) and Flame (http://s90690880.onlinehome.us/jhiaxus/ukcomics/flame.htm) (no relation to the Autobot Motorvator of the same name (http://www.tfarchive.com/toys/techspecs/original-era/euro1991__Flame.jpg)). :p ;)

blackie
10th November 2008, 06:36 PM
Actually, Wheeljack is an engineer (a mechanical engineer to be precise)

bah should have called myslef wheeljack now :P

Wheel-J
10th November 2008, 06:38 PM
Thanks to all who welcomed me today. Its my real pleasure on board.

Do post pics of your collections TF

I took some shots of my current figures-on-hand. I don't have shelves for them yet so I just keep them inside plastic boxes (as shown). While released figures are temporarily placed inside drawers (also shown). I'm planning to keep them that way until such time that me and my wife could move into a more spacious house.

The first pic is my incomplete classics figure, except for vector prime and OP.
Second pic was my starscream (It was taken from me by a crying 4-yo boy - a family friend);)
Third is my TF keychains. I have 11 of those before (now 7) but no BB.
Pic 4 & 5 are the cybertrons.
Pic 6 is the only two alternators I have.
Pic 7 shows my leaderclass movie figures and BB - I don't remember I bought Evac.:eek:
Pic 8 & 9 is the movie magic stickers I bought for 75 cents. (I thought this counts):p
Pic 10 is my current universe figures.
Pic 11 is my current animated figures.
Pic 12 is the box I'm talking about.
Pic 13 & 14 shows how I keep them inside the drawers.
Pic 15 was taken last year before I moved to Melbourne. I ran out of boxes for UM, skywarp, starscream, and metroplex so I have to pick them up this December in time for our christmas holiday.

So those were my humble possessions, Liege. I didn't imagine myself owning an entire room of transformers like some of the deluxe members here.:o Since my thirst for TF can easily be quenched by just looking at your galleries, I reckon I'm satisfied that way.:)

loophole
10th November 2008, 06:45 PM
Welcome Aboard Wheel-J!!!

Stompy
10th November 2008, 08:41 PM
Welcome!

Another TF + Lego fan! You are in good company here!

iceburn
10th November 2008, 08:52 PM
can i also welcome you today and then thank me too?
*hehe* welcome!!!! nice pics....great way of taking each series.

Trailer Park Ninja
10th November 2008, 09:14 PM
Welcome to the forum, glad you decided to join :)

STL
10th November 2008, 09:33 PM
Nice collection there!

GoktimusPrime
10th November 2008, 09:59 PM
You're gonna have a fun Xmas morning opening all those toys! :D

jaydisc
10th November 2008, 10:40 PM
Welcome Melbournian! What side of the river?

Wheel-J
10th November 2008, 11:33 PM
Thank you for the compliments Iceburn, STL, and to everybody who extended their warm welcome. I really appreciate it. :)

Actually, Wheeljack is an engineer (a mechanical engineer to be precise)

Geez, still no match. ;) My field is chemical engineering... Well, at least another thing I like about Wheeljack is his uniquity - an autobot with flashing ears, mouthguard, shouldercanons, and backwings. :)
Thanks for that enlightenment Gok! It helps a lot having a sensei in the community - another good reason for joining Ozformers!

Welcome Melbournian! What side of the river?

At the south bank, sir. :D

k.wong23
10th November 2008, 11:38 PM
Welcome to Australia, Melbourne and of course ozformers :)

Nice collection too hope you will come to a lunch meet in the city sometime :D

GoktimusPrime
11th November 2008, 09:54 AM
Well, at least another thing I like about Wheeljack is his uniquity - an autobot with flashing ears, mouthguard, shouldercanons, and backwings. :)


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Laser%20Magnus%20Photocomic/photocomic_lasermagnus13.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Laser%20Magnus%20Photocomic/photocomic_lasermagnus14.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Laser%20Magnus%20Photocomic/photocomic_lasermagnus15.jpg

:D

liegeprime
11th November 2008, 11:00 AM
Ooh I know who's a chemical engineer - that new figure in the classics 2.0 Ultra - cement mixer - he's demented though heeheh I think Mixmaster is a chemical engr. as well, but he's nuts also.:D Nice collection Wheel-J ...... looks like you need a cutter hehehe as Soundwarp would have said OPEN OPEN OPEN!!

GoktimusPrime
11th November 2008, 12:21 PM
As far as the Autobots go Pincher is a chemical engineer.
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/transformers/images/thumb/1/10/Pincher_boxart.jpg/250px-Pincher_boxart.jpg
He's my favourite of the Autobot Small Pretenders. :)

optimus1
11th November 2008, 02:31 PM
Welcome to the boards Wheel-J!!

Wheel-J
11th November 2008, 08:46 PM
:D

Hahaha! Cooool!:cool:


... Mixmaster is a chemical engr. as well, but he's nuts also.:D

Sounds like me, eh!:cool:


looks like you need a cutter hehehe as Soundwarp would have said OPEN OPEN OPEN!!

I must insist! Cutters have to wait until I complete my wishlist..:) I'm keen on taking a souvenir-group-foto-in-case of them first before their grand opening day!:D


As far as the Autobots go Pincher is a chemical engineer.

Oh please... not "pinchee"! :D


Nice collection too hope you will come to a lunch meet in the city sometime :D

Thanks k.wong. One of these days I definitely will. I'll make sure that I keep my nose under the melbourne lunch thread.:)


Welcome to the boards Wheel-J!!

Salamat pre!:)

Tiby
13th November 2008, 05:46 PM
Welcome aboard!

SilverDragon
13th November 2008, 08:17 PM
Welcome to the board!

I suppose Wheeljack is kind of an engineer-he did build the Dinobots, after all.

GoktimusPrime
13th November 2008, 09:31 PM
...only in the cartoon. And he had help from Ratchet. And as DrSmoov pointed out, they both did a pretty bad job of it! :p

"That's the most retarded thing I've ever heard!" - Optimus Prime (SOS Wheeljack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-aTbHsZJ9g))

:)

JuzMel
14th November 2008, 10:48 AM
Welcome!

Another TF + Lego fan! You are in good company here!
Yep + 1!

Welcome... :)

Vector Sigma 13
15th November 2008, 06:02 AM
Gday and welcome.

Wheel-J
15th November 2008, 06:39 PM
Thanks again Guys and Gal! :)

Looky, now I have my signature. :D