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liegeprime
24th February 2011, 07:03 AM
In the comics that was included as freenie in the two-pack RTS Rodimus vs Cyclonus kup calls to out the names of the crew in the science vessel they encountered in the Rayzor Nebula - first he shouts out - Grapple and Warpath - when clearly he's talking to Grapple and Tracks then on the last page , 2nd panel he says thanks again mistake in the names - Grapple, Lugnut?!?!:eek: he's thanking a decepticon!!! when clearly in the drawing of the monitors he's talking to Grapple and Tracks

Erm is it just typo error? writing error? poor editing?

I'll prolly scan the page to post if need be...

Sky Shadow
24th February 2011, 08:36 AM
In the comics that was included as freenie in the two-pack RTS Rodimus vs Cyclonus kup calls to out the names of the crew in the science vessel they encountered in the Rayzor Nebula - first he shouts out - Grapple and Warpath - when clearly he's talking to Grapple and Tracks then on the last page , 2nd panel he says thanks again mistake in the names - Grapple, Lugnut?!?!:eek: he's thanking a decepticon!!! when clearly in the drawing of the monitors he's talking to Grapple and Tracks

Erm is it just typo error? writing error? poor editing?

Kup knows that Tracks is a narcissist, and likes to piss him off by calling him the wrong names. :)

swoop
24th February 2011, 08:55 AM
Did the yellow and black repaint of rid landfill come with a character card?

The armarda line and some of the other toys released around the time came with them and I just wanted to double check before I started hunting for the set

blackoptimus
24th February 2011, 03:46 PM
Does anyone know what color eyes the bumblebee concept camro are? Deluxe Movie 1 figure? Are they meant to be clear blue or just black? Or was there a variant where the figure had black painted eyes? Can somebody take a look at there's at lemme' know.

griffin
24th February 2011, 06:15 PM
Very very very dark blue. When you hold it up to the light, the eyes are blue from the 'light piping' through the head, but looking at it straight on (and probably in photos) the eyes are so dark they look black.

GoktimusPrime
24th February 2011, 08:01 PM
Mind you I reckon one would be crazy to run around with an MP-05 in the public in the first place. :p
Unfortunately such crazies exist which inconveniences the rest of us. (-_-)

Back in 2000 I attended a fan meet in Sydney where there was one TF collector who begged me to bring my 1984 G1 Megatron. I agreed under the condition that I would bring it in robot mode and at NO point would it be transformed to gun mode. He asked me to let him hang onto the toy for the duration of the meet, and I let him. Then when he hopped onto the train to go back interstate he _took_ my Megatron with him.

Now it was an accident because Megatron was in his bag, and both he and I had forgotten about it. Fine. I called him and asked him to send it back to me in robot mode ASAP. He kept my toy with him for about a year. During this time he:
* Took the toy out in public, in gun mode, and brandished it at a train station. He was tackled by security guards.
* Took the toy to an airport, brandishing it gun mode. He was tackled and questioned by security.

...remember this was before September 11 2001... now of course security's much tighter in many places.

Oh, and to make things better, while my Megatron was in his possession he _broke_ it. (-_-) But yeah... it's thanks to the actions of people like him that gun Transformers are either outlawed or prohibited in many parts of Australia.

If you don't mind me asking dude, where'd you pick up your locking glass case? :)
Yes, I mind!

Jkz :p I got it from Display and Rack (http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdisplayandrack.com.au%2F&rct=j&q=rack%20and%20display&ei=ECxmTZvJINCxrAeYgsnaCg&usg=AFQjCNFa0qKkH5RJC3OQ-muYs52bVKZZjg&cad=rja) :)

Hursticon
24th February 2011, 08:19 PM
Unfortunately such crazies exist which inconveniences the rest of us. (-_-)

Back in 2000 I attended a fan meet in Sydney where there was one TF collector who begged me to bring my 1984 G1 Megatron. I agreed under the condition that I would bring it in robot mode and at NO point would it be transformed to gun mode. He asked me to let him hang onto the toy for the duration of the meet, and I let him. Then when he hopped onto the train to go back interstate he _took_ my Megatron with him.

Now it was an accident because Megatron was in his bag, and both he and I had forgotten about it. Fine. I called him and asked him to send it back to me in robot mode ASAP. He kept my toy with him for about a year. During this time he:
* Took the toy out in public, in gun mode, and brandished it at a train station. He was tackled by security guards.
* Took the toy to an airport, brandishing it gun mode. He was tackled and questioned by security.

...remember this was before September 11 2001... now of course security's much tighter in many places.

Oh, and to make things better, while my Megatron was in his possession he _broke_ it. (-_-) But yeah... it's thanks to the actions of people like him that gun Transformers are either outlawed or prohibited in many parts of Australia.

Whilst that was no doubt a 'Live and Learn' experience for you, for him only one thing comes to mind:

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/Darkone666au/Webpics/imagesqtbnANd9GcRKfio3ADON5bfzs7GBr.jpg

Man I can't stand stupid people. :mad:

Yes, I mind!

Jkz :p I got it from Display and Rack (http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdisplayandrack.com.au%2F&rct=j&q=rack%20and%20display&ei=ECxmTZvJINCxrAeYgsnaCg&usg=AFQjCNFa0qKkH5RJC3OQ-muYs52bVKZZjg&cad=rja) :)

LOL, cheers dude. :p:)

blackoptimus
24th February 2011, 11:27 PM
Curious to know, If an MP Optimus and MP Megatron are ordered and are packaged together and Megatron is detected, will they confiscate Megatron or the whole package, including Optimus Prime?

blackie
24th February 2011, 11:32 PM
whole package

Hursticon
24th February 2011, 11:34 PM
whole package

Yeah, I'm inclined to agree. :o

UltraMarginal
25th February 2011, 07:52 AM
Unfortunately such crazies exist which inconveniences the rest of us. (-_-)

Back in 2000 I attended a fan meet in Sydney where there was one TF collector who begged me to bring my 1984 G1 Megatron. I agreed under the condition that I would bring it in robot mode and at NO point would it be transformed to gun mode. He asked me to let him hang onto the toy for the duration of the meet, and I let him. Then when he hopped onto the train to go back interstate he _took_ my Megatron with him.

Now it was an accident because Megatron was in his bag, and both he and I had forgotten about it. Fine. I called him and asked him to send it back to me in robot mode ASAP. He kept my toy with him for about a year. During this time he:
* Took the toy out in public, in gun mode, and brandished it at a train station. He was tackled by security guards.
* Took the toy to an airport, brandishing it gun mode. He was tackled and questioned by security.

...remember this was before September 11 2001... now of course security's much tighter in many places.

Oh, and to make things better, while my Megatron was in his possession he _broke_ it. (-_-) But yeah... it's thanks to the actions of people like him that gun Transformers are either outlawed or prohibited in many parts of Australia.


Yes, I mind!

Jkz :p I got it from Display and Rack (http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdisplayandrack.com.au%2F&rct=j&q=rack%20and%20display&ei=ECxmTZvJINCxrAeYgsnaCg&usg=AFQjCNFa0qKkH5RJC3OQ-muYs52bVKZZjg&cad=rja) :)

what a spanner.
people like this make it harder for everyone else. I'm sorry you had to go without your Megs for so long and have it broken. wow.

Bartrim
25th February 2011, 08:29 AM
Curious to know, If an MP Optimus and MP Megatron are ordered and are packaged together and Megatron is detected, will they confiscate Megatron or the whole package, including Optimus Prime?

It would be the whole package but it could be alot worse. I once had to wait 6 months for spare part from Subaru Japan because there was contraband in the shipping container it was in and customs impounded the whole container:eek:

autobreadticon
27th February 2011, 02:21 PM
Does SQUAWKTALK have feet when transformed??, thanks

griffin
27th February 2011, 04:22 PM
Does SQUAWKTALK have feet when transformed??, thanks

This is probably (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/toys/g1-1988/squawktalk/193/1/35/) the best pic from the seibertron gallery (http://www.seibertron.com/toys/gallery.php?id=193&size=0&start=25).
The white square pegs sticking out the back are to plug into Beastbox when combined.

GoktimusPrime
27th February 2011, 05:30 PM
what a spanner.
people like this make it harder for everyone else. I'm sorry you had to go without your Megs for so long and have it broken. wow.

Well to make things better, my G1 Megatron got stolen in a burglary back in 2005. :( Now all I have are reissues.

UltraMarginal
27th February 2011, 06:11 PM
Well to make things better, my G1 Megatron got stolen in a burglary back in 2005. :( Now all I have are reissues.

DUUude:eek::( that sucks

Tober
28th February 2011, 11:57 PM
Have Frenzy and Rumble been announced for release in Hasbro's Generations/Reveal the Shield line? They seem to be conspicuously absent... :confused:

Vector Prime
1st March 2011, 12:00 AM
Have Frenzy and Rumble been announced for release in Hasbro's Generations/Reveal the Shield line? They seem to be conspicuously absent... :confused:

Yes. They are part of the next wave of RtS Scout Class (well at least Rumble (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/reveal-the-shield-demolition-rumble-bodyblock-and-downshift-171327/) has been announced, Frenzy will probably appear in a later wave)

Tober
1st March 2011, 12:14 AM
Yes. They are part of the next wave of RtS Scout Class (well at least Rumble (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/reveal-the-shield-demolition-rumble-bodyblock-and-downshift-171327/) has been announced, Frenzy will probably appear in a later wave)

Ahh, so that's it. Thanks. :)

kurdt_the_goat
1st March 2011, 08:04 PM
Which Transformers TBP's are easily available and worth reading?
I just finished Last Stand of the Wreckers and thoroughly enjoyed it, though i understand it's one of the high points in recent years, is there anything else remotely close?
I don't want to buy individual comics or unfinished series'.

GoktimusPrime
1st March 2011, 08:25 PM
Any of the G1 reprints if you don't already own those G1 comics. They're quite Marvellous. ;)

kurdt_the_goat
1st March 2011, 08:30 PM
Is the entire run available or just pieces?

Paulbot
1st March 2011, 08:52 PM
Which Transformers TBP's are easily available and worth reading?
I just finished Last Stand of the Wreckers and thoroughly enjoyed it, though i understand it's one of the high points in recent years, is there anything else remotely close?
I don't want to buy individual comics or unfinished series'.

There's a few threads of recommendations that if I was on a computer I could find. Marvel US G1 comics are very different to the Wreckers series and don't really compare. Marvel UK comics are more like it but only the main story arcs are available and the recent IDW reprints of them aren't as good as earlier Titan reprints. Something more recent like Stormbringer might be of more interest to you or Dreamwave's Generation One Vol 2.

GoktimusPrime
1st March 2011, 10:03 PM
Yeah, only select stories are available through IDW. And as Paulbot said, there are issues with their print quality. IDW are legally not allowed to reprint certain issues - like those that contain characters which are still owned by Marvel. e.g. IDW can't reprint US#3 (Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Joe Robertson (Daily Bugle Editor-In-Chief), Nick Fury, Timothy Dugan (aka "Dum Dum," another agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Josie Beller/Circuit Breaker etc.

I suspect that IDW would be unable to reprint any issues with the bounty hunter Death's Head, as I think Marvel still owns that character. If so, that's a shame as IDW does have the rights to print Doctor Who and it would be awesome to see them reprint the issue where the Doctor (http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Seventh_Doctor) encountered Death's Head (http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Death%27s_Head) and removed him from the Transformers' universe. ;)

Still, I think IDW have reprinted a fair amount of G1 stories including the Underbase Saga, Target: 2006, the Time Wars etc. -- the latter two are strongly recommended if you want to read about the adventures of the original G1 Wreckers. :)

Oilspill
1st March 2011, 11:39 PM
Which Transformers TBP's are easily available and worth reading?
I just finished Last Stand of the Wreckers and thoroughly enjoyed it, though i understand it's one of the high points in recent years, is there anything else remotely close?
I don't want to buy individual comics or unfinished series'.

Stormbringer is probably by second favourite TPB from IDW after Last Stand. I'd highly recommend that.

Then Infiltration/Escalation/Devastation/Revelation & all the Spotlight TPBs if you're looking for more.

As a relative newcomer to TF comics (I started reading when IDW got the licence), I don't find the Marvel comics particularly interesting. They're OK, but extremely dated.

I expect you would enjoy the IDW stuff and/or the Dreamwave stuff more.

kurdt_the_goat
1st March 2011, 11:46 PM
Thanks for all the recommends guys! Gonna have to keep my eyes peeled for a few of those.

griffin
2nd March 2011, 02:24 AM
Did the yellow and black repaint of rid landfill come with a character card?

The armarda line and some of the other toys released around the time came with them and I just wanted to double check before I started hunting for the set

I don't think it did... which is odd, because just about all the other exclusives at that time (Dinobot 2-packs, Jhiaxus, Megabolt, Dreadwing/Smokejumper, Scourge, Bludgeon) all had character cards. The redecos of the RiD Optimus and Ultra Magnus didn't have them either, so it wasn't just the yellow Landfill set.
But if it did have one, I've lost mine.
It was a Target exclusive here in November 2003, so surely someone else here got it too?

GoktimusPrime
2nd March 2011, 01:52 PM
Yeah, I have that toy too. Don't remember any character cards coming with it.

swoop
3rd March 2011, 09:02 PM
Thanks for the reply guys.

The optimus prime and ultra magnus repaints are part of the universe line and I cant think of any of the toys from that line coming with character cards.

So if your right then it was the only exclusive that didn't come with a card.

rampagesss
4th March 2011, 06:06 PM
Does anyone know any other emails for RK? am useing the info@robotkingdom.com one and not getting any responce back from them?

griffin
5th March 2011, 12:11 AM
These two (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showpost.php?p=222016&postcount=88), plus 'orders@' (but not sure about that one though).

SharkyMcShark
5th March 2011, 12:38 AM
Thanks for all the recommends guys! Gonna have to keep my eyes peeled for a few of those.

I know Planet Book in Mt Lawley has a bunch of the IDW TPBs if youre interested.

rampagesss
5th March 2011, 03:52 PM
These two (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showpost.php?p=222016&postcount=88), plus 'orders@' (but not sure about that one though).

Thanks, just email both of them and hopefully they get back :D

liegeprime
5th March 2011, 06:38 PM
So I wanted to have the exclusive TM partners for the Generations line but being so cost prohibitive Id like to ask which minicon mold was these three based from
I already know
Fracas = minicon with Frostbite

but how about the other two? ....

heroic_decepticon
5th March 2011, 06:56 PM
So I wanted to have the exclusive TM partners for the Generations line but being so cost prohibitive Id like to ask which minicon mold was these three based from
I already know
Fracas = minicon with Frostbite

but how about the other two? ....

Jap exclusive Fracas (Bic Camera and Yodobashi Camera exclusive) = Chainclaw (comes with Frostbite) (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Chainclaw_%28PCC%29)
Jap exclusive Recoil/ Spoiltspot (TRU exclusive) = Airlift (comes with Skyhammer) (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Airlift_%28PCC%29)
Jap exclusive Haywire (Yamada Denki store exclusive) = Caliburst (comes with Huffer) (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Caliburst_%28PCC%29) OR Darkray (comes with Windburn) (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Darkray)

The powercore combiner versions of Haywire and Fracas are pretty common, in fact, I saw them at TRU today.

(friggin' hate how they are messing up the names...)

liegeprime
5th March 2011, 10:25 PM
Thanks HD. Now Ill have to hunt for another Huffer and one more Frostbite, I dont think Skyhammer has been out yet in the Aus market, no wonder I cant figure out the minicon....

blackoptimus
6th March 2011, 12:51 AM
Can anyone tell me where I can find a checklist of the newer toys like rts and hftd and Generations?

Vector Prime
6th March 2011, 12:57 AM
Can anyone tell me where I can find a checklist of the newer toys like rts and hftd and Generations?

RTS (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Reveal_the_Shield#Toyline)
Generations (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Generations_(toyline))
HFTD/AA (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers_(2010_toyline))

swoop
8th March 2011, 08:58 PM
Ok so I just signed up to the transformers collectors club and I have to fax them a copy of my credit card front and back and photo id. thats all they asked for but should I send a customer or order number along with it?

GoktimusPrime
8th March 2011, 08:59 PM
According to TFwiki, since 2004 Hasbro has had to use the term Fireblast (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Fireblast) instead of Firepower because apparently they lost the trademark (there's no link to any external reference source though). Here's what I don't get:

+ 'Firepower' was never used as a name (e.g. for character, faction, line etc.). Surely people can't go around trademarking the English language for use outside of product names.

+ If Firepower and Fireblast are trademarked, then why don't we see: Strength(TM) Intelligence(TM) Speed(TM) Endurance(TM) Rank(TM) Courage(TM) Fireblast(TM) Skill(TM)... if every word in a tech specs has to be trademarked, then shouldn't we see (TM) appearing all over the place?

+ Hasbro used "Firepower" in TF tech specs for 19 years (1984-2003)... how did they manage to lose the trademark for something they were still using? I thought they lost trademarks when they stopped using them and they expired.

Demonac
8th March 2011, 09:09 PM
Ok so I just signed up to the transformers collectors club and I have to fax them a copy of my credit card front and back and photo id. thats all they asked for but should I send a customer or order number along with it?

I only signed up a few days ago, and it was all done online.

swoop
8th March 2011, 09:23 PM
Yeah but in the confirmation email they sent me it says that I have to fax them a copy of my credit card and photo id or they reserve the right to cancel my order. did you not get get the same email?

Golden Phoenix
8th March 2011, 09:38 PM
Yeah but in the confirmation email they sent me it says that I have to fax them a copy of my credit card and photo id or they reserve the right to cancel my order. did you not get get the same email?

You only have to do that if you haven't ordered anything from them before

swoop
8th March 2011, 09:42 PM
Yep I understand that and I haven't ordered from them before so I know I have to send them a fax with my details but what I wanted to know is should I send them a customer or order number along with it

SkyWarp91
9th March 2011, 04:16 PM
Okay so after some thinking about how I should store my boxed TFs I'm thinking of storing them in custom made boxes.

But should I make it out of brown cardboard or those white plastic board (they use at the Post Office)?

I'm not going to use metal/wood/acrylic plastics as I consider them too expensive/heavy/troublesome. But I have heard that cardboard makes good nesting grounds for spiders! :eek:

5FDP
9th March 2011, 08:37 PM
But I have heard that cardboard makes good nesting grounds for spiders! :eek:

Not to mention silverfish that love to eat holes in paper / cardboard :eek: If you're going down that path, make sure you place some camphor balls in there... oh, and wrap them up in a tissue otherwise they may stain your boxes.

Why not plastic tubs? They're durable, cost effective, and they won't attract unwanted pests.

SkyWarp91
9th March 2011, 10:01 PM
Not to mention silverfish that love to eat holes in paper / cardboard :eek: If you're going down that path, make sure you place some camphor balls in there... oh, and wrap them up in a tissue otherwise they may stain your boxes.

Why not plastic tubs? They're durable, cost effective, and they won't attract unwanted pests.

I like plastic tubs too, but most of the ones I see are too small to fit enough toys effectively, gotta keep looking around I guess for a better type of design.

UltraMarginal
11th March 2011, 07:08 AM
I like plastic tubs too, but most of the ones I see are too small to fit enough toys effectively, gotta keep looking around I guess for a better type of design.

cheap $2 style shops often have a fair range of plastic tubs, sometimes though the stock rotates so it pays to have a look over a few weeks or months depending on how much of a hurry you are in to box up your stuff.

janda the red
11th March 2011, 03:47 PM
cheap $2 style shops often have a fair range of plastic tubs, sometimes though the stock rotates so it pays to have a look over a few weeks or months depending on how much of a hurry you are in to box up your stuff.

i've just bought 5 x 81 litre plastic tubs from big w. $20 each :D

they have lids, they're stackable, have wheels, handles and just look 10 times neater than a whole bunch of stacked boxes.

same tubs at dedicated storage shop were $49.

you can get quite alot into them.... 4 leader class figs & alot of chittys to protect them.

i cant recommend them enough.

although i'll stop.... you'd think i worked for big w ....lol :p

janda :)

snaketales
12th March 2011, 02:37 PM
Would the bonnet sticker for a G1 Tracks fit on the bonnet of a RTS Tracks?

I much prefer the G1 bonnet flames over the variations offered by Reprolabels.

5FDP
12th March 2011, 03:49 PM
Glad to hear that you went with plastic tubs janda. I think that's the better option.

canofwhoopass_87
12th March 2011, 04:22 PM
Hey just wondering if anyone has some experience in pre ordering with BBTS? I ordered several Impossible Toys custom pieces. The total was $100 or so, including $41 shipping.

One of the pre order items has just arrived and now they're asking me to pay for it individually? The shipping price for this single piece is $30. Once the other items arrive is the same thing going to happen again as it did with this first piece?

How is it all going to work? Bit confused, considering I pre ordered all of them as one order.

liegeprime
12th March 2011, 05:52 PM
Hey just wondering if anyone has some experience in pre ordering with BBTS? I ordered several Impossible Toys custom pieces. The total was $100 or so, including $41 shipping.

One of the pre order items has just arrived and now they're asking me to pay for it individually? The shipping price for this single piece is $30. Once the other items arrive is the same thing going to happen again as it did with this first piece?

How is it all going to work? Bit confused, considering I pre ordered all of them as one order.

Do you have your pile of loot "ON", AFAIK if you do have it on, they will add that to the pile of loot and postage cost is added per weight but not at $30 each item....when it arrives, I did preorder from them before ( cant remember exactly what but Tf related - 3rd party) and I got charged less than $30 shipping, though it was still around $15 up IIRC, this was last year though.

liegeprime
12th March 2011, 06:02 PM
Would the bonnet sticker for a G1 Tracks fit on the bonnet of a RTS Tracks?

I much prefer the G1 bonnet flames over the variations offered by Reprolabels.

YES.

canofwhoopass_87
13th March 2011, 12:43 AM
Do you have your pile of loot "ON", AFAIK if you do have it on, they will add that to the pile of loot and postage cost is added per weight but not at $30 each item....when it arrives, I did preorder from them before ( cant remember exactly what but Tf related - 3rd party) and I got charged less than $30 shipping, though it was still around $15 up IIRC, this was last year though.

Yeh I have the Loot option on. Thanks for that info Mr Liege! Very helpful

UltraMarginal
14th March 2011, 09:03 AM
Hey just wondering if anyone has some experience in pre ordering with BBTS? I ordered several Impossible Toys custom pieces. The total was $100 or so, including $41 shipping.

One of the pre order items has just arrived and now they're asking me to pay for it individually? The shipping price for this single piece is $30. Once the other items arrive is the same thing going to happen again as it did with this first piece?

How is it all going to work? Bit confused, considering I pre ordered all of them as one order.

same as Leige said, mae sure your pile of loot option is on. I have my third order with them waiting for some pre-orders at the moment, they are usually pretty good with everything. the pile of loot sits there untill you click on the send my loot now button. if you've clicked on that, they'll send what they have to you and other pre-orders will then start another pile of loot as they come in. If you split up your pile of loot they will charge you seperately for postage because they are sending items individually.

I have found the cheapest postage from them is to have enough stuff in your pile of loot to order shipping via UPS. They charge $40 plus $4 per pound of shipping weight.
hope that helps

heroic_decepticon
15th March 2011, 12:44 AM
This is a blog dedicated to KO Transformers.

My KO Transformers & Etc (http://mykotransformers.blogspot.com/)

Not promoting KOs per se, but the webmaster is hilarious. He/she goes out of the way to find and collect KO Transformers and when he/she gets an official/genuine piece, the post is prefaced by "Side-tracked" (eg: "Side-Tracked - Acquired Generations Wheeljack today"). Haha... hilarious.

Vector Prime
15th March 2011, 10:25 PM
Just weighing up whether I should order DOTM Sentinel Prime prior to it hitting retail (after watching peaugh's review (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqw8Y9T4kP4&feature=feedu)).

Seeing as I didn't really pay any attention to the toys from the 1st Movie and ROTF, just curious what RRP was for a Leader Class toy at launch?

I seem to recall $100? :confused:

Hursticon
15th March 2011, 10:48 PM
This is a blog dedicated to KO Transformers.

My KO Transformers & Etc (http://mykotransformers.blogspot.com/)

Not promoting KOs per se, but the webmaster is hilarious. He/she goes out of the way to find and collect KO Transformers and when he/she gets an official/genuine piece, the post is prefaced by "Side-tracked" (eg: "Side-Tracked - Acquired Generations Wheeljack today"). Haha... hilarious.

I've just been having a look at this blog Heroic and I've got to say, Man! - There are some odd looking KOs and man do they look cheap as hell! :p:D

Just weighing up whether I should order DOTM Sentinel Prime prior to it hitting retail (after watching peaugh's review (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqw8Y9T4kP4&feature=feedu)).

Seeing as I didn't really pay any attention to the toys from the 1st Movie and ROTF, just curious what RRP was for a Leader Class toy at launch?

I seem to recall $100? :confused:

I saw his review earlier today too and yeah, I wouldn't mind picking Sentinel up either - In answer to your question though, between $80-100AUD is usually where they're placed. ;):)

Vector Prime
15th March 2011, 10:53 PM
I saw his review earlier today too and yeah, I wouldn't mind picking Sentinel up either - In answer to your question though, between $80-100AUD is usually where they're placed. ;):)

Cool. Might wait then - love the review, but I still don't think he's worth paying $125+ for one prior to retail launch. :)

Hursticon
15th March 2011, 10:56 PM
Cool. Might wait then - love the review, but I still don't think he's worth paying $125+ for one prior to retail launch. :)

Exactly why I'm waiting until they hit shelves dude. :cool:
The crazy bastards buying those stolen deluxes at circa $200 are quote: Overruns! ;):p

Vector Prime
15th March 2011, 11:06 PM
Exactly why I'm waiting until they hit shelves dude. :cool:
The crazy bastards buying those stolen deluxes at circa $200 are quote: Overruns! ;):p

Lol... yeah, but there's a few MISB Sentinel Primes already listed on eBay from fairly reputable sellers for about $125.

I just don't want to grab one and not have a receipt to return it if it's faulty (such is my faith in the current quality control at HasTak :rolleyes:)

Hursticon
16th March 2011, 12:01 AM
I just don't want to grab one and not have a receipt to return it if it's faulty (such is my faith in the current quality control at HasTak :rolleyes:)

Understandably man, some things like missing feet are purely inexcusable. ;)

GoktimusPrime
16th March 2011, 01:51 PM
Cool. Might wait then - love the review, but I still don't think he's worth paying $125+ for one prior to retail launch. :)
:confused: I thought toys weren't meant to be sold prior to the retail launch date. Hasbro (and I'm sure other toy manufacturers) print the trade embargo date on the outside of cases instructing retailers not to sell the toys until the embargo date.

I remember when the Revenge of the Sith toys came out, this retailer I knew had them in his store well in advance and he showed them to us, but of course, he wasn't allowed to actually sell them until the embargo date. So he organised a private Revenge of the Sith party in his store on the evening of the day before, so when the clock hit midnight he could sell them to us!! I remember going in and we all placed dibs on what toys we wanted... then we played Star Wars Miniatures for the next couple of hours till 00:00 -- then presto! Money was exchanged and cards were opened! :D

Vector Prime
16th March 2011, 02:15 PM
:confused: I thought toys weren't meant to be sold prior to the retail launch date.

Everything has a price Gok... even toys.

Anything can be bought prior to release 'at the right price'. ;)

Hursticon
16th March 2011, 02:58 PM
Everything has a price Gok... even toys.

Anything can be bought prior to release 'at the right price'. ;)

Exactly this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cDWPvhiPWg). :p:D

griffin
16th March 2011, 03:26 PM
There is one particular Ebay dealer in HK that claims to already have Leader Sentinel and Bumblebee for under US$100 each shipped... and we've seen a Walmart in America already putting some Legends figures out on shelves (which would have left Asia 6-8 weeks ago) - so it is possible.

Paulbot
16th March 2011, 04:14 PM
Seeing as I didn't really pay any attention to the toys from the 1st Movie and ROTF, just curious what RRP was for a Leader Class toy at launch?

I seem to recall $100? :confused:

For the first movie, Leader toyswere on sale the week the movie came out for somewhere between $70-$85 dollars. In fact most of the movie toys were on sale at that time.

For ROTF I'm not sure if the same thing happened as I already had the whole first wave of toys from BotCon.

swoop
17th March 2011, 07:18 AM
I've been trying to send a fax to tf collectors club with my details like they asked and everytime I try it comes up with the number I entered being wrong.

This is what I enter, 0015 to open the line for international faxes. 01 for America the country it's going to and then 817-448-9843 the fax number they gave me.

Am I doing something wrong? I emailed them to double check that the number is correct and it is, I also tried 0011 to dial for international faxes because the lady at the post office said it was that number and not 0015 but that didn't work. Any help would be greatly appreciated

UltraMarginal
17th March 2011, 08:35 AM
I've been trying to send a fax to tf collectors club with my details like they asked and everytime I try it comes up with the number I entered being wrong.

This is what I enter, 0015 to open the line for international faxes. 01 for America the country it's going to and then 817-448-9843 the fax number they gave me.

Am I doing something wrong? I emailed them to double check that the number is correct and it is, I also tried 0011 to dial for international faxes because the lady at the post office said it was that number and not 0015 but that didn't work. Any help would be greatly appreciated

I'm pretty sure you don't need to send them your details just for membership. I haven't yet, and I'm getting membership emails.

I was planning on scanning the documents and sending them a pdf of the scan. the only Fax machine I have ready access to is at work and I don't thinik they'll be particulrly impressed if I send one international. I'd suggest emailing them and asking if a pdf would be satisfactory.

Sky Shadow
17th March 2011, 08:39 AM
I've been trying to send a fax to tf collectors club with my details like they asked and everytime I try it comes up with the number I entered being wrong.

Has a real person at TFCC actually told you you need to do this, or is this just because the automated email from brianatmastercollectordotcom told you to do it? Because the whole faxing of credit cards thing dates back to 2005 when the club was even more xenophobic and clueless. Unless a real person specifically asks you do do it, I wouldn't worry about it - I suspect you're overthinking this.

griffin
17th March 2011, 12:48 PM
Call them up, to check for sure what they currently need to have done, or if you can give your details over the phone.

And make sure you only use '1' for the country code, not '01', for both fax and if you call. That could be why it isn't going through.

snaketales
17th March 2011, 04:18 PM
I may have missed this and couldn't find it after a quick site search...

What was the consensus about whose head was shown in Terradive's instructions? It sure didnt look like Terradive to me.

swoop
17th March 2011, 09:01 PM
Has a real person at TFCC actually told you you need to do this, or is this just because the automated email from brianatmastercollectordotcom told you to do it? Because the whole faxing of credit cards thing dates back to 2005 when the club was even more xenophobic and clueless. Unless a real person specifically asks you do do it, I wouldn't worry about it - I suspect you're overthinking this.

I didn't receive an email from that address but yes I'm sending the fax because the automated email said that I had to. Also when I emailed fun pub to double check their fax number I explained why I needed to send the fax and if it was no longer necessary to send it the lady that replied would of told me. You are probably right and its not necessary but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Thanks Griffin I'll try that tomorrow

Pipesqueak
18th March 2011, 09:04 PM
Could someone please enlighten me about the quality and content of the Transformers Generrations 2009 vol1,2, and 3 books? I just picked up the Transformers Generations 2010 book and was very impressed by the array of pictures across several lines. Are the 2009 ones of similar size and quality? If so, I think I'' be interested in getting them. Thanks.

Paulbot
18th March 2011, 10:23 PM
Could someone please enlighten me about the quality and content of the Transformers Generrations 2009 vol1,2, and 3 books? I just picked up the Transformers Generations 2010 book and was very impressed by the array of pictures across several lines. Are the 2009 ones of similar size and quality? If so, I think I'' be interested in getting them. Thanks.

If you like the 2010 book, you will like the 2009 books.

Vol 1 spotlights Alternity Prime, MP Grimlock, Mickey Prime, Almost all the Henkei figures, and every version of G1 Prime (like the Hot Rod feature in 2010 book but only focusing on the 16 versions of the original toy.

Vol 2 spotlights Alternity Megatron, all the first movie toys, the later Henkei and Encore toys, and every version of G1 Starscream.

Vol 3 spotlights all the ROTF toys (up to where 2010 takes over), and its special feature is every Mini-con toy up until 2009 (including every obscure Japanese and US repaint).

All three volumes also reproduce (but not full size) all the toy catalogs from G1 and G1.5 (including foreign versions) and concept sketchs for toys that were never made. The three 2009 volumes are all each the same size/page count as the 2010 volume.

heroic_decepticon
19th March 2011, 05:38 AM
For the first movie, Leader toyswere on sale the week the movie came out for somewhere between $70-$85 dollars. In fact most of the movie toys were on sale at that time.

For ROTF I'm not sure if the same thing happened as I already had the whole first wave of toys from BotCon.

Considering that the 2009 movie toys are still shelf warming in many parts of sg/HK/Japan, with the 2011 movie toys also likely to shelf warm fora longtime, I'm not sure I see why people would pay even a dollar extra just to get these before the release date....

Pipesqueak
19th March 2011, 12:32 PM
If you like the 2010 book, you will like the 2009 books.

Vol 1 spotlights Alternity Prime, MP Grimlock, Mickey Prime, Almost all the Henkei figures, and every version of G1 Prime (like the Hot Rod feature in 2010 book but only focusing on the 16 versions of the original toy.

Vol 2 spotlights Alternity Megatron, all the first movie toys, the later Henkei and Encore toys, and every version of G1 Starscream.

Vol 3 spotlights all the ROTF toys (up to where 2010 takes over), and its special feature is every Mini-con toy up until 2009 (including every obscure Japanese and US repaint).

All three volumes also reproduce (but not full size) all the toy catalogs from G1 and G1.5 (including foreign versions) and concept sketchs for toys that were never made. The three 2009 volumes are all each the same size/page count as the 2010 volume.

Thanks very much for the detailed response, Paulbot. I'll definitely be going after them now.

LordCyrusOmega
19th March 2011, 11:43 PM
If you like the 2010 book, you will like the 2009 books.

Vol 1 spotlights Alternity Prime, MP Grimlock, Mickey Prime, Almost all the Henkei figures, and every version of G1 Prime (like the Hot Rod feature in 2010 book but only focusing on the 16 versions of the original toy.

Vol 2 spotlights Alternity Megatron, all the first movie toys, the later Henkei and Encore toys, and every version of G1 Starscream.

Vol 3 spotlights all the ROTF toys (up to where 2010 takes over), and its special feature is every Mini-con toy up until 2009 (including every obscure Japanese and US repaint).

All three volumes also reproduce (but not full size) all the toy catalogs from G1 and G1.5 (including foreign versions) and concept sketchs for toys that were never made. The three 2009 volumes are all each the same size/page count as the 2010 volume.

Where are these available?

GoktimusPrime
20th March 2011, 12:18 AM
I don't know about Kiama, but in Sydney one could get it from Books Kinokuniya (although being imports these books are expensive). Otherwise I guess you'll need to look at overseas sources, which might be cheaper since you would be paying for all the taxes and duties that the Australian government slaps on retailers of direct imports.

Tetsuwan Convoy
24th March 2011, 05:51 PM
So we have been getting a lot of H-tanks for Transformers. Are there any actual REAL H tanks?

griffin
24th March 2011, 11:46 PM
Yeah, here (http://www.automotto.org/images/truck_with_tank_track.jpg)... from this site (http://www.indiancinemafans.com/board/upload/story-pics-111/weirdest-cars-ever-made-49760/).

GoktimusPrime
24th March 2011, 11:48 PM
Love the Catbus! :D

Tetsuwan Convoy
28th March 2011, 02:10 PM
Another one. I have been reliving the joys of Glow in the dark plastic as of late.

Have Any Glow in the dark Transformers been made?

1AZRAEL1
28th March 2011, 03:21 PM
Another one. I have been reliving the joys of Glow in the dark plastic as of late.

Have Any Glow in the dark Transformers been made?

No but that woulda been cool. Maybe my next custom will be glow in the dark painted... :p

Though I did see a custom that FrenzyRumble did that was MP Acidstorm that had glow paint on it, looked really nice.

Hursticon
28th March 2011, 03:38 PM
Another one. I have been reliving the joys of Glow in the dark plastic as of late.

Have Any Glow in the dark Transformers been made?

No but that woulda been cool. Maybe my next custom will be glow in the dark painted... :p

Though I did see a custom that FrenzyRumble did that was MP Acidstorm that had glow paint on it, looked really nice.

I dunno, I've always felt that Glow-In-The-Dark plastic was too fragile and brittle to be used in TF construction but it is indeed no longer the 80s or 90s, so it may just be achievable now?. :cool:

Paulbot
28th March 2011, 05:12 PM
The two transforming cars in the Transformers Slot Car race set glow in the dark.

Sky Shadow
28th March 2011, 05:26 PM
Have Any Glow in the dark Transformers been made?

CatSCAN glows in the dark.

When asked in 2008, Hasbro said:

We're always looking at new materials to use and have considered glow in the dark paints and plastics in the past. Unfortunately, glow in the dark material is much more expensive than the regular old "dark in the dark" plastic. There are no plans to use glow in the dark right now, but if the right application comes along we'll continue to look at it as an option.

Paulbot
28th March 2011, 05:34 PM
"Dark of the Moon" seems a good time for a "right application". Hey this movie's second year toyline could trade AllSpark Blue for glow in the dark white...

UltraMarginal
28th March 2011, 10:02 PM
"Dark of the Moon" seems a good time for a "right application". Hey this movie's second year toyline could trade AllSpark Blue for glow in the dark white...

glow in the dark light piping for the eyes would be sweet as.

Deceptic0ns
28th March 2011, 11:42 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150554767074&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNAFP:AU:1123

Are these Metroplex legit? Or are they the knock off?

GoktimusPrime
28th March 2011, 11:44 PM
But doesn't glow in the dark plastic/paints stop working after a while? I used to have those glow-in-the-dark posters that came with the 1986 toys... they were great for a couple of years, then stopped working. Same with other glow-in-the-dark toys like Glo-Worms.

SkyWarp91
29th March 2011, 01:10 AM
Is there any point keeping about 99% of your collection as BIB? I still keep the packaging for all my figures because I hope to sell them one day in the late late future but was wondering if it's a good idea or not because I'm running out of room lol

GoktimusPrime
29th March 2011, 07:14 AM
Is there any point keeping about 99% of your collection as BIB?
IMO only if you live in an Earthquake prone area.

I still keep the packaging for all my figures because I hope to sell them one day in the late late future but was wondering if it's a good idea or not because I'm running out of room lol
I don't recommend you collect toys as a means of financial investment (i.e. to profit from future resale). The main reason for this is because toys:
a. Not all toys appreciate in value. Some actually depreciate.
b. In general toys do not appreciate well compared to other 'standard' forms of investment e.g. property, blue chips, shares, stock market etc. If you want to invest, you're better off buying one of those things rather than toys.

IMO if you want to collect toys, do it because you like it and because it's fun for you. Not because you hope to profit from it one day in the future. If you want to invest for the future, buy stock market shares. :)

If you want to collect your packaging for collecting's sake and are running out of room, then perhaps consider flattening your boxes. That way you can still unflatten them later if you want to look at them or whatever, but reflatten them for storage. But otherwise packaging does waste a LOT of space.

Sky Shadow
29th March 2011, 10:14 AM
Is there any point keeping about 99% of your collection as BIB? I still keep the packaging for all my figures because I hope to sell them one day in the late late future but was wondering if it's a good idea or not because I'm running out of room lol

It depends on how much you value space. Personally, these days I just keep G1 and BotCon packaging and throw out everything else.

LordCyrusOmega
29th March 2011, 10:18 AM
But doesn't glow in the dark plastic/paints stop working after a while? I used to have those glow-in-the-dark posters that came with the 1986 toys... they were great for a couple of years, then stopped working. Same with other glow-in-the-dark toys like Glo-Worms.

Glow in the dark 'stuff' does run out over time but i can't think of the reason why. Something about light degradation. Like those colour change materials. If you leave them in sunlight (maybe other strong light) they won't colour change anymore. Just like the glow in the dark stuff.


Is there any point keeping about 99% of your collection as BIB? I still keep the packaging for all my figures because I hope to sell them one day in the late late future but was wondering if it's a good idea or not because I'm running out of room lol

I use to keep all packageing but it just got to much so i turfed it. Don't see i the point if i'm not selling them and even then people will buy loose items.
I regret some of them that had tech specs on it but whats done is done. Now i only keep packaging from Masterpiece line and Gen1. Everything else goes to the...wherever cardboard goes to die.

heroic_decepticon
29th March 2011, 10:31 AM
I don't know about Kiama, but in Sydney one could get it from Books Kinokuniya (although being imports these books are expensive). Otherwise I guess you'll need to look at overseas sources, which might be cheaper since you would be paying for all the taxes and duties that the Australian government slaps on retailers of direct imports.

Kino is a little expensive for these books. You'd be looking at paying about $56 each.



I don't recommend you collect toys as a means of financial investment (i.e. to profit from future resale). *snip*
b. In general toys do not appreciate well compared to other 'standard' forms of investment e.g. property, blue chips, shares, stock market etc. If you want to invest, you're better off buying one of those things rather than toys.

IMO if you want to collect toys, do it because you like it and because it's fun for you. Not because you hope to profit from it one day in the future. If you want to invest for the future, buy stock market shares. :)

*snip*

I kind of don't really agree with that. Stocks/shares can be very volatile and quite often, people do lose money on them. Also, in most normal cases, even if they do appreciate, its very creeping and by a couple of (often single digit) percentage points. One'd only really be able to reap investment benefits if one invested in a big way (ie: tens of thousands of dollars). But then, if you lose, which I think is a 50/50 thing, you lose big too.

On the other hand, toys do appreciate much fast in terms of percentage and are more stable in terms of their value. Just use United as an example. Some pieces can go up by 60% to 150% in price within days. (http://heroicdecepticon.blogspot.com/2011/03/hong-kong-market-watch-transformers.html) When was the last time you heard a stock jump by even 50% in price within a matter of days? Drop by that amount, yes, appreciate by that amount, unlikely.

Also, it is not unusual that people wanting to sell toys can sell them at their cost price, at least (you can do that with stock/shares; sometimes, you'd be lucky to get away with minimizing your losses by selling below your 'cost' price).

For property, you can see that sort of 50% jump in price, but then, really, not many people have that kind of big money (hundreds of thousands) to buy property at the rate that people buy toys. So, not going to go into further comparison or analysis on this.

All in all, for the guy wanting to make a little bit of money, but with minimal risk, 'investing' in toys is not a bad idea. There are certainly worse things to invest in. So, saying "If you want to invest, you're better off buying one of those things [blue chips, shares, stock market] rather than toys", is pretty cliche and not very accurate.

SkyWarp91
29th March 2011, 11:27 AM
I kind of don't really agree with that. Stocks/shares can be very volatile and quite often, people do lose money on them. Also, in most normal cases, even if they do appreciate, its very creeping and by a couple of (often single digit) percentage points. One'd only really be able to reap investment benefits if one invested in a big way (ie: tens of thousands of dollars). But then, if you lose, which I think is a 50/50 thing, you lose big too.

On the other hand, toys do appreciate much fast in terms of percentage and are more stable in terms of their value. Just use United as an example. Some pieces can go up by 60% to 150% in price within days. (http://heroicdecepticon.blogspot.com/2011/03/hong-kong-market-watch-transformers.html) When was the last time you heard a stock jump by even 50% in price within a matter of days? Drop by that amount, yes, appreciate by that amount, unlikely.

Also, it is not unusual that people wanting to sell toys can sell them at their cost price, at least (you can do that with stock/shares; sometimes, you'd be lucky to get away with minimizing your losses by selling below your 'cost' price).

For property, you can see that sort of 50% jump in price, but then, really, not many people have that kind of big money (hundreds of thousands) to buy property at the rate that people buy toys. So, not going to go into further comparison or analysis on this.

All in all, for the guy wanting to make a little bit of money, but with minimal risk, 'investing' in toys is not a bad idea. There are certainly worse things to invest in. So, saying "If you want to invest, you're better off buying one of those things [blue chips, shares, stock market] rather than toys", is pretty cliche and not very accurate.

Cool, yeah I didn't want to make a huge profit from selling my collection in the future - I like to collect TFs but just hoped that if it had to come to point of selling them at least if I sold them with BIB I could get the extra few dollars back :)

UltraMarginal
29th March 2011, 11:50 AM
Investing in toys is an interesting thought. I would say that some of my original G1 toys have a fair bit of value, and that a lot of the stuff I have now will be quite valuable in the next 10 to twenty years maybe, but then I probably still won't want to sell it:D.

share and stock in vestment is something that requires a lot of thought and maintenance and is better to invest in for the long term, daily buynig and selling is very risky and loaded with stress.

like was mentioned above, property investment requires a lot of capital to start with and is also a long term investment.

Long term toy investment requires taking other costs into account, how much time and money are you spending storing your toys? $50 a month on a small storage space for 10 - 20 years is a lot of money that is going to cut into any profit. If you store them in your house, how much space are they taking up and how much disomfort ar you going through giving up that space which could be otherwie used?

Short term toy investment is a differnt thing, there is a fine line between buying stuff cheap and selling for a reasonable price and scalping.
I think MIB is the best way to go to maximise investment but that requires a lot of space.

personally i collect for the fun of it, I keep some boxes, the ones I like more, and pack down the ones I can. but in the long run, My grand kids will probably just sell it all off in a petrochemical/Plastic reclamation garage sale:cool:

Investment of any sort is really just another form of gambling.

UltraMarginal
29th March 2011, 11:52 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150554767074&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNAFP:AU:1123

Are these Metroplex legit? Or are they the knock off?

it looks legit to me but I am not much of an expert on the whole kO scene.

I have one at home, I'll try and remember to get it out and compare tonight.

Tetsuwan Convoy
29th March 2011, 01:01 PM
What does BIB stand for?



http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150554767074&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNAFP:AU:1123

Are these Metroplex legit? Or are they the knock off?

That are legit. It's the Encore re-issue that came out a year or two ago.

Vector Prime
29th March 2011, 01:02 PM
Is there any point keeping about 99% of your collection as BIB? I still keep the packaging for all my figures because I hope to sell them one day in the late late future but was wondering if it's a good idea or not because I'm running out of room lol

No point keeping the original packaging if the item has already been opened IMHO - it's become a used item and wouldn't command any more on the secondary market (unless it was an absolute vintage G1).

For me, I wouldn't pay a premium for a BIB item that was offered for sale (whereas MISB/MOSC is a different story).

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150554767074&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNAFP:AU:1123

Are these Metroplex legit? Or are they the knock off?

It's also available at a cheaper price from Robot Kingdom if you're interested in obtaining one.

What does BIB stand for?

Back In Box - used and then reinserted into it's original box

Sky Shadow
29th March 2011, 01:28 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150554767074&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNAFP:AU:1123

Are these Metroplex legit? Or are they the knock off?

That are legit. It's the Encore re-issue that came out a year or two ago.

Actually Tets, they could be knockoffs - it's too hard to tell from those photos. You'd have to check the indented registration number to know for sure:

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/199973-what-heck-encore-12-metroplex-i-got-tfsource-fake.html

http://famitoy.blogspot.com/2008/11/fake-toy-review-encore-12-metroplex.html

Deceptic0ns
29th March 2011, 03:18 PM
Thanks for all the input guys, i would look to getting one from RK to limit the possibility of it being a KO, most of the ones on ebay have limited photos and come from china. Doe's anyone know if the knockoffs all have the same id number on the back, H2208?

Sky Shadow
29th March 2011, 04:44 PM
Thanks for all the input guys, i would look to getting one from RK to limit the possibility of it being a KO, most of the ones on ebay have limited photos and come from china. Doe's anyone know if the knockoffs all have the same id number on the back, H2208?

I believe that's right - if it doesn't say H2208 it should be fine. Good luck!

Deceptic0ns
29th March 2011, 05:19 PM
I believe that's right - if it doesn't say H2208 it should be fine. Good luck!

Hmm i've just been reading through that thread and they say that is a batch number and can still be legit if it has that number. Hard to believe they can package it as Takara without being sued.

Tetsuwan Convoy
29th March 2011, 11:55 PM
Actually Tets, they could be knockoffs - it's too hard to tell from those photos. You'd have to check the indented registration number to know for sure:

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/199973-what-heck-encore-12-metroplex-i-got-tfsource-fake.html

http://famitoy.blogspot.com/2008/11/fake-toy-review-encore-12-metroplex.html

ZOMFG!:eek:
Is nothing sacred. Wow, glad I got mine on release. I just assumed that anyone making knockoffs would copy G1 packaging...

Me quite shocked.

Vector Prime
30th March 2011, 08:12 AM
Has anyone ordered from Amiami before?

Reliability? Shipping costs?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

blackie
30th March 2011, 08:17 AM
excellent.
like any other place from japan shipping EMS

Vector Prime
30th March 2011, 08:21 AM
excellent.
like any other place from japan shipping EMS

Thanks mate - just waiting on their reply email with total EMS shipping cost for 5 United figures.

Hopefully it's reasonable :o

Hursticon
30th March 2011, 10:29 AM
Thanks mate - just waiting on their reply email with total EMS shipping cost for 5 United figures.

Hopefully it's reasonable :o

I bought my Reissue Predaking through AmiAmi, I think for distance and weight the circa $50 EMS postage was pretty fair, so you should be in good hands dude. ;):)

Paulbot
31st March 2011, 09:29 PM
I just read Mindset's bio on the back of his box. He's an Autobot?! I always thought it was a Decepticon toy. So this means of all the eight single-packed deluxes in the Reveal the Shield line, all of them are Autobots!? The gimmick seems a little pointless when all of them are revealed to be fighting on the same side, isn't it?

Vector Prime
31st March 2011, 09:53 PM
The gimmick seems a little pointless

'A little'? :confused:

The entire gimmick is pointless :p

ITZTRU
31st March 2011, 10:03 PM
'A little'? :confused:

The entire gimmick is pointless :p

god i thought i was the only one who thought the rts gimmick was freakin stupid. was afraid i was gonna get bashed for admitting so!

only reason i havent bought the recent local deluxes was because of the gimmick...

liegeprime
31st March 2011, 10:08 PM
I just read Mindset's bio on the back of his box. He's an Autobot?! I always thought it was a Decepticon toy. So this means of all the eight single-packed deluxes in the Reveal the Shield line, all of them are Autobots!? The gimmick seems a little pointless when all of them are revealed to be fighting on the same side, isn't it?

Well, they all bust each other up pretty bad , firing lasers, rockets and wotnot, and then someone wipes they sigil and everyone just drops jaw, your a F%%$#% autobot too!!!:eek::eek::eek: WTF!!:D:D:D:D

Vector Prime
31st March 2011, 10:14 PM
god i thought i was the only one who thought the rts gimmick was freakin stupid. was afraid i was gonna get bashed for admitting so!

only reason i havent bought the recent local deluxes was because of the gimmick...

It's probably the lamest thing they have come up with in a long time.

I think in order for it to have worked made sense, the following should have occurred:

- no iconic characters (who doesn't know Prime, BBee, etc aren't Autobots?)
- don't display the faction on the packaging (stupid idea telling people they need to rub the shield to reveal the allegiance when the faction symbol is printed on the packaging)

Rub signs I don't mind, but don't base an entire line on a stupid gimmick which was ill-thought out and half-arsed in execution.

Paulbot
31st March 2011, 10:23 PM
I agree. The symbol on the back of the packaging ruined it. The front hides it, even the little symbol on the bubble has a question mark. And then there is character choice. Of the eight deluxes Mindset is the only one not a well defined character. But even then I was under the assumption this was the two page Decepticon from the G2 comics.

Sky Shadow
31st March 2011, 10:39 PM
I agree. The symbol on the back of the packaging ruined it. The front hides it, even the little symbol on the bubble has a question mark. And then there is character choice. Of the eight deluxes Mindset is the only one not a well defined character. But even then I was under the assumption this was the two page Decepticon from the G2 comics.

Surprise! :p

Yeah, they seriously stuffed up Reveal The Shield. What it should have been was completely new characters with random shields like Battle Beasts or Mini-spies, where you theoretically don't know what's on the rubsign until you open the toy. Then you could have a Decepticon Mindset or an Autobot Mindset - collect them both!

ITZTRU
31st March 2011, 10:44 PM
I too agree. I thought the exact same thing when I first saw them. Looked at the back and saw the huge insignias printed out. I immediately thought wtf?! whats the point then?

and even then i just always thought the rub sign ruined the look of the figure when used to replace the actual symbol. take tracks for example. instead of the nice looking autobot symbol on his chest in bot mode, u get a dull black thing instead. ruined it for me completely and again is the reason why i chose not to buy them. I know it's a preference thing, but im big in displaying my transformers in bot mode 99% of the time. looks and fine attention to detail are big to me and ended up being a deal breaker for the line. I dont care how cheap BIS packs are. It's the shield that make me say no.

optimus1
31st March 2011, 11:23 PM
Personally I like the concept of Reveal the Shield, altough I also agree that its implementation has not really been as effective as it was intended to be.

The original G1 rubsigns where in place to distinguish between 'Authentic' transformers and other transforming robots (eg. Gobots). In contrast the RTS was meant to reveal whether they were Autobot or Decepticon. This concept could be more effective for more generic transformer characters. These could be new, obscure or troop building figures (such as Mindset, a good example of a G2 Decepticon or a new Autobot character).

Tetsuwan Convoy
31st March 2011, 11:30 PM
As much as I love rub signs, I think they work better in conjunctions with normal insignias as well. I would have liked to see Jazz with a big bold Autobot symbol on his bonnet as well as the rub sign.

LordCyrusOmega
1st April 2011, 07:26 AM
I agree. The whole thing was poorly executed and as far as gimmicks go it's pretty lame. They should have just stuck with the Generations line and expanded it into Voyager and Scout Class

kaiden
2nd April 2011, 12:00 AM
i was just thinking about how many bumblebee toys there are and how much people dislike that fact, and then i thought how many optimus prime toys are there? he's probably even more popular.

does anyone know how many official toys have been made of the two?

GoktimusPrime
2nd April 2011, 01:03 AM
i was just thinking about how many bumblebee toys there are and how much people dislike that fact, and then i thought how many optimus prime toys are there? he's probably even more popular.

does anyone know how many official toys have been made of the two?
Well here's my personal collection of Optimus Primes and Bumblebees:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/All%20My%20Children/allmy_optimusprime.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/All%20My%20Children/allmy_bumblebee.jpg

...and my collection's far from complete (not that I'm a completist). But for a more complete picture, see these links:

http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/9/95/Convoy-final1024.jpg
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Bumblebee (click on individual links for different versions)

And I think the reason why some people resent seeing so many Bumblebee toys and don't share the same resentment for Optimus Prime is because Optimus Prime is the "flagship" toy/character of the Transformers franchise. He's like Superman is to the Justice League. Bumblebee on the other hand was originally the Autobot's 5th wheel. Having him share the "limelight" with Optimus Prime would be like say having the Green Arrow or Aquaman try to share limelight with Superman and Wonder Woman -- a dude who shoots arrows and a guy who breathes underwater and telepathically talks to fish... compared to gods... as Optimus Prime once told Wheelie in 'The Rude Awakening of Optimus Prime', "He can stay and guard the base!" :D

liegeprime
2nd April 2011, 01:54 AM
Erm Has anybody received their I gear Kup heads yet? They're available already at RK but I pre ordered from Igear website itself... havent recieved any thing in the mail though, just wondering....

SkyWarp91
2nd April 2011, 03:13 AM
i was just thinking about how many bumblebee toys there are and how much people dislike that fact, and then i thought how many optimus prime toys are there? he's probably even more popular.

does anyone know how many official toys have been made of the two?

Have you tried checking every page of BB and OP toys at tfwiki and counting the total? :)

loophole
2nd April 2011, 09:44 AM
Erm Has anybody received their I gear Kup heads yet? They're available already at RK but I pre ordered from Igear website itself... havent recieved any thing in the mail though, just wondering....

i got an email yesterday (i think) that they will be shipped out in the this week

Golden Phoenix
2nd April 2011, 10:21 AM
i was just thinking about how many bumblebee toys there are and how much people dislike that fact, and then i thought how many optimus prime toys are there? he's probably even more popular.

does anyone know how many official toys have been made of the two?
I think the difference is that with Optimus Prime, the toys are spread out and usually a different canon. There are half a dozen or so version of the one canon in rencent times but when you compair this to Bumblebee, most of the recent toys are of the same one.

There are so many versions of Movie Bumblebee it is crazy. So many slight re-moulds, complete remoulds, redecos, more accurate decos, less accurate decoes.
Look at this page (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Bumblebee_%28Movie%29/toys) and then remember that the character is only 4 years old.

Sky Shadow
2nd April 2011, 04:19 PM
Has anyone spotted this before? It's basically the equivalent of the Transformers: Generations book, but for Transformers Kabaya Gum toys and other Transformers gum collectibles. It looks intriguing - does anyone have it?

http://www.mandarake.co.jp/en/contents/gc2/

GoktimusPrime
2nd April 2011, 04:39 PM
I believe it was Simon Furman who initially suggested that the movie use an "underdog" like one of the Autobot mini cars as the main hero character instead of someone more predictable like Jazz or Optimus Prime. So Bumblebee makes sense in that regard since in G1 Bumblebee was puny, the physically weakest Autobot and somewhat lacks self confidence and eager to prove himself. Movie Bumblebee isn't necessarily the smallest or weakest of the Autobots, but he's still eager to prove his worth (like when he went over-board with wiping out the appliance-cons and destroyed a section of the Witwickies' house in the process).

But Optimus Prime as a main "hero" character of Transformers since the beginning has often had many toys made of him - even within the same canon (e.g. RiD). It's just kinda funny seeing Bumblebee get so much limelight though. It'd be like say they made a Justice League and they took the crappiest member of the Justice League and made him awesome... oh wait, that's precisely what they did in Smallville with the Green "Fifth Wheel" Arrow! (http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0812/the-green-arrow-demotivational-poster-1229914283.jpg) (I wonder how many non-comic book fans had even heard of Green Arrow before he appeared on Smallville :p) :D

Tober
2nd April 2011, 05:18 PM
Does anyone have any info on the 2010 mail-away base/stand and how it differs from the one included with Masterpiece MP-1L Convoy?

Ode to a Grasshopper
2nd April 2011, 05:47 PM
Why there are so many Bumblebees, in a nutshell. (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Kid-appeal_character)

Darth Conlan
2nd April 2011, 10:30 PM
Does anyone know where in Vic you can get a masterpiece starscream G1 from?

liegeprime
2nd April 2011, 10:40 PM
i got an email yesterday (i think) that they will be shipped out in the this week

Thanks Ill have to check my email too if they sent me a notice. :):)

heroic_decepticon
4th April 2011, 03:01 AM
For those that are interested (and I suspect there will not be many), I have updated my post on how to tell the difference between an original Goodbye Megatron set and if someone has replaced the toys/parts in it.

I have updated the Starscream portion.

This is the post: How to tell if your Goodbye Megatron giftset is genuine/ original? (http://heroicdecepticon.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-to-tell-if-your-goodbye-megatron.html)

SkyWarp91
4th April 2011, 07:05 PM
Does anyone know where in Vic you can get a masterpiece starscream G1 from?

Have you tried any Toys R Us? I know they sell MP Ghost Starscream, same mold but a deadly $250 not counting the cost of paints to make him into a normal MP SS.

ITZTRU
4th April 2011, 07:33 PM
Does anyone know where in Vic you can get a masterpiece starscream G1 from?

There was a small place on chapel street that had a whole range of masterpieces. Buuuut...I can't remember the name of the place or the exact address. I dont even know if they still have starscream. Jacked up prices too but thats to be expected. When im there next i'll be sure to take note of the address.

canofwhoopass_87
4th April 2011, 08:04 PM
There was a small place on chapel street that had a whole range of masterpieces. Buuuut...I can't remember the name of the place or the exact address. I dont even know if they still have starscream. Jacked up prices too but thats to be expected. When im there next i'll be sure to take note of the address.

Yeh I know a handful of places in Melbourne that stock MP's, including this one on Chapel. It's best if you just bought them online...unless you're prepared to pay the triple/quadruple the asking price.

On a side note, I recently visited that random Bazaar-what's it called on Chapel as well..The one that sells all that vintage and whacky stuff? Anyway they had a really beat up G1 Sixshot with no weapons for $150 plus a few other newer Transformers, including the black Sleep mode? Convoy MP for $200. Not much there, but if you're into weird smells and crazy classic stuff, this store is pretty cool

GoktimusPrime
5th April 2011, 10:30 AM
Have you tried any Toys R Us? I know they sell MP Ghost Starscream, same mold but a deadly $250 not counting the cost of paints to make him into a normal MP SS.
TRU was where G1 coloured MP Starscream was initially sold in this country. Though they sold out quickly. But at $250 it's probably cheaper to import an MP Starscream yourself!

Silly greedy TRU... those Ghost Starscreams are still shelf warming, right? I hope they keep shelfwarming for a long time to come... haunting TRU!! *rattles.chains*

UltraMarginal
5th April 2011, 12:12 PM
Does anyone know where in Vic you can get a masterpiece starscream G1 from?

being from Sydney of late, I can't really suggest anything apart from

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Hasbro-Transformers-G1-MP-03-Masterpiece-Starscream-/300543035209?pt=AU_Action_Figures&hash=item45f9c2c749

or if you don't mind the ghost,
try this"

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/TRANSFORMERS-MASTERPIECE-MP-03G-STARSCREAM-GHOST-/260739552270?pt=AU_Action_Figures&hash=item3cb549d40e

Paulbot
5th April 2011, 12:43 PM
Does anyone know where in Vic you can get a masterpiece starscream G1 from?

Haven't seen one in store in years, but if we do we'll let you know.

Autocon
5th April 2011, 11:33 PM
How many different moulds have been produced for tfs? Not including new heads or weapons etc...substantial difference

Vector Prime
5th April 2011, 11:40 PM
How many different moulds have been produced for tfs? Not including new heads or weapons etc...substantial difference

How many changes are required to be considered 'substantial differences'? :p

jazzcomp
6th April 2011, 12:43 AM
Transformers Classic Prime Trailer Mobile Command Base - does this join with voyager classics prime? which does this join to?

Mechbiter
6th April 2011, 11:15 AM
I'm trying to work out if I should get RTS Prime and RTS Bumblebee from Target for $23 each or if I should just skip these two. What do you guys think?

Golden Phoenix
6th April 2011, 11:28 AM
I'm trying to work out if I should get RTS Prime and RTS Bumblebee from Target for $23 each or if I should just skip these two. What do you guys think?

If you have a classics Bumblebee mould, ignore it. It is a good mould, but I prefer the classics or henkei versions.

Don't know about G2 Prime though

GoktimusPrime
6th April 2011, 12:36 PM
I would recommend RtS Optimus Prime. I thought this mould looked crap and I was really expecting to dislike it - but I bought it on sale and much to my surprise I actually really like it! It's very poseable - the wrist articulation is particularly impressive - allowing it to strike various sword fighting poses. It's clever how the sword transforms into the trailer hitch for the truck mode (instead of just being vestigial stowage); and a really surprisingly cool feature is that the cab can actually connect to the original G2 Laser Prime's trailer!

I bought this toy expecting to be disappointed, but instead it's made me a fan. :)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/comparisons/Classicsverse/comparison_chugurg2_optimus3.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/comparisons/Classicsverse/comparison_chugurg2_optimusprime2.jpg

The cab hitch interlocks so well with the trailer that even when I stand it up on its back like this, the cab stays attached and doesn't fall off!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/comparisons/Classicsverse/comparison_chugurg2_optimusprime1.jpg

Robot mode poseability:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/misc%20photo%20skits/rts_op1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/misc%20photo%20skits/rts_op2.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/misc%20photo%20skits/rts_op3.jpg

The wrist articulation allows Optimus Prime to strike a "By The Power of Grayskull!" pose. ;)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/misc%20photo%20skits/rts_op3a.jpg

And if the toy is still on sale, then you're laughing. :)

Vector Prime
6th April 2011, 07:35 PM
I'm trying to work out if I should get RTS Prime and RTS Bumblebee from Target for $23 each or if I should just skip these two. What do you guys think?

If you don't have the BBee mold and it was one or the other, I'd definitely grab the BBee - it's a great mold (probably the best incarnation of this character, ever).

I would recommend RtS Optimus Prime.

Whereas I don't (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=9858). :p

Mechbiter
6th April 2011, 10:52 PM
Thanks for the candid replies folks. I'm not sure it's made my decision any easier but cheers anyway. :p

Seriously though, I think you've sucessfully con'ed me into getting Bumblebee mostly on the basis that I don't have the earlier version. I've really only just got back into TF collecting after pretty solid 5 year hiatus, so I know I've missed a lot of good figures. I'm still kicking myself for not getting Classics Starscream (even though I was broke/poor at the time) and the rest of the Seekers.
I'm still pondering the Prime though. So much love & hate for the figure. While I never owned the G2 Laser Prime I do have RiD Scourge so the comparisons are interesting. In the end, I'll probably let my wallet make the final desion for me. :rolleyes:

Vector Prime
6th April 2011, 11:04 PM
Seriously though, I think you've sucessfully con'ed me into getting Bumblebee mostly on the basis that I don't have the earlier version.

I'm still pondering the Prime though. So much love & hate for the figure.

There's so much love and hate for G2 Prime whereas you don't hear anyone complain about Bumblebee.

About the only thing you will hear about BBee is: "OMG, another repaint of Bumblebee?" :p

But if you don't have this mold, he's definitely worthwhile getting since the little guy is pretty cool. :)

I would buy each and every repaint of this BBee mold before I buy another G2 Prime. :cool:

kaiden
8th April 2011, 08:42 PM
someone complained about that bumblebee's hollow chest. pfft.

so i was thinking i would like to start reading the Transformers comics. I know it started with marvel, and then .... and .... bleh. i read that all hail megatron had just concluded so yeah.

can someone fill in the gaps for me?

GoktimusPrime
8th April 2011, 09:03 PM
IDW's G1 is a completely different and unrelated continuity from Marvel's G1 and G2. IDW's G1 continuity started back in 2005 with their Escalation series - so that'd be a starting point if you wanna get into that. Although I personally much prefer Marvel's old TF comics from the 1980s and 90s over IDW. AHM ended quite some time ago dude. :)

Paulbot
8th April 2011, 09:13 PM
Or you could start with All Hail Megatron (which pretty much ignored the couple of years worth of IDW comics that came before it) and go from there to the IDW ongoing which continued on from the outcome of All Hail Megatron, and has been going for two years. The Wreckers series is a spin off from the ongoing.

kaiden
8th April 2011, 09:51 PM
Or you could start with All Hail Megatron (which pretty much ignored the couple of years worth of IDW comics that came before it) and go from there to the IDW ongoing which continued on from the outcome of All Hail Megatron, and has been going for two years. The Wreckers series is a spin off from the ongoing.

thanks. why do they have to make reading so hard? lol.

heroic_decepticon
8th April 2011, 10:35 PM
someone complained about that bumblebee's hollow chest. pfft.

so i was thinking i would like to start reading the Transformers comics. I know it started with marvel, and then .... and .... bleh. i read that all hail megatron had just concluded so yeah.

can someone fill in the gaps for me?

I'd recommend starting with Infiltration. It doesn't start real quick, but it builds up properly and after Escalation, Devastation and ends in Revelations (which I think was a bit rushed)...

Actually, this is what I'd recommend.


Dreamwave's War Within volume 1 (but only if you are so inclined)
Megatron Origin
Infiltration
Stormbringer
Spotlight volume 1
Escalation
Spotlight volume 2
Devastation
Spotlight volume 3
Revalations
Maximum Dinobots
Last Stand of the Wreckers

(ignore All Hail Megatron if you can; and definitely ignore the Ironhide mini-series)

IDW's G1 is a completely different and unrelated continuity from Marvel's G1 and G2. IDW's G1 continuity started back in 2005 with their Escalation series - so that'd be a starting point if you wanna get into that.

didn't it start with Infiltration?

SkyWarp91
8th April 2011, 11:07 PM
someone complained about that bumblebee's hollow chest. pfft.



I'm not entitled to state my dislike that Classics Bumblee has a hollow chest? It seems that you've been trolling most of my comments lately. Pfft.

GoktimusPrime
8th April 2011, 11:20 PM
why do they have to make reading so hard? lol.
Cos the English language was repeatedly raped changed each time different peoples invaded the Anglos. Jutes, Saxons, Normans, Vikings, French (http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/f29/984/f29984ab-fee0-43d6-a04d-bfb825ddade8), Romans... bloody Romans! (what have they ever done for us?!?*)

:p

The IDW comics are IMO fairly light reads compared to the Marvel comics. It doesn't take long to read through a single IDW issue. I personally prefer Marvel's "chunkier" story where more stuff happened per issue... and for $1 an issue (as opposed to IDW's $6-7 per ish), it was better value for money!

didn't it start with Infiltration?

Oops, my bad. :p

I'm still waiting for IDW to create a series where the Transformers, chiefly Perceptor, teaches readers about chemistry. It would be called Transformer Filtration.

<tumbleweed>

D'OH!! XO

---------------------------------------------------
*Apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the bloody Romans ever done for us?!?!?!

Vector Prime
9th April 2011, 10:47 AM
Does anybody have the following DVD box sets?

If so, can you confirm if they're legitimate licensed products or whether they're KO's?

Also, what's the quality of them like?

GoktimusPrime
9th April 2011, 11:21 AM
Eeww, dubs! <flees>

I'm highly suspicious of the authenticity of anything with Chinese text on it. That's not to say that they're necessarily KOs per se, but there's a good chance that they are. Although there is a chance that they may be officially licensed too, I would remain skeptical until they're proven to be legit. It's just because China is just _flooded_ with KOs (since I've been in China I've only found 2 places here that sell legit TFs... in the majority of stores I've been checking out I've just found these (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=10557)).

Lordy
9th April 2011, 01:21 PM
Does anyone know where in Vic you can get a masterpiece starscream G1 from?Some Toyworlds have them gathering dust on their shelves, so might be worth checking.

There are also specialised stores like Minotaur and Alternate Worlds who might have them, but will be expensive.

jazzcomp
12th April 2011, 11:07 AM
TFC 21 blaster versus SDCC blaster - which one is better? Takara vs Hasbro but both made in China in G1 mold.

GoktimusPrime
12th April 2011, 11:57 AM
I don't know about SDCC Blaster, but I'm really happy with my TFC Blaster. It's just as good as my original G1 Blaster was when I got that minty knew in Xmas of '85. The vermillion on TFC Blaster looks a bit darker/reddish than G1 -- but it could be because my G1 Blaster's a bit faded after 20* years. The chest-door mechanism on the reissue also works really well, whereas my G1's jams easily (and has done so since early on).

And unlike some other reissues, there's no discernable difference between G1 and TFC Blaster... they're virtually identical. The only difference is probably just the copyright stampage (and possibly shade of vermillion if my G1 isn't that faded :p). But I'm as pleased as peach w/ TFC Blaster and I highly recommend this toy.

If SDCC Blaster is as good as TFC Blaster then that won't disappoint either. But I personally can't comment as I don't own SDCC Blaster nor have ever seen him for myself IRL.

---------------------------------------
*Before anyone jumps on my math, I got TFC Blaster in 2005, so it was 20 years since I got G1 Blaster! It got it in December too IIRC, which was the same month that I got G1 Blaster (since he was an Xmas pressie). Wow... never thought of that before. Cool! :cool:

Sky Shadow
12th April 2011, 12:04 PM
TFC 21 blaster versus SDCC blaster - which one is better? Takara vs Hasbro but both made in China in G1 mold.

Do you already have Ramhorn and Eject? If not, I'd say get the SDCC Blaster. The plastic colours of the TFC Blaster are arguably better. Otherwise, it's just a matter of price and which packaging you like better.

gdmetro
12th April 2011, 02:32 PM
TFC 21 blaster versus SDCC blaster - which one is better? Takara vs Hasbro but both made in China in G1 mold.

That was the only g1 blaster mould I had ever owned so I cant really make a comparison... just interested to know why you are asking?

Were you not satisfied with it? :cool:

jazzcomp
12th April 2011, 02:36 PM
Very satisfied :) However, a mate wants Blaster. I initially bought SDCC Blaster for him. I'm thinking of keeping SDCC and give him the TFC version instead :)

gdmetro
12th April 2011, 11:04 PM
Just wondering how do the scale/sizes match up between kabaya candy figs/ normal legends class and WST?

Vector Prime
12th April 2011, 11:53 PM
Just wondering how do the scale/sizes match up between kabaya candy figs/ normal legends class and WST?

Kabaya figs are bigger than Legends figs - almost Scout sized, but not quite.

As for WST, I don't own any, so can't help you out there.

GoktimusPrime
13th April 2011, 01:42 AM
WSTs are ... well, tiny! Legends figures just tower over them. "WST" is just a slang name which Anglophone fans have given to this line, the actual name is Kyokushou Henkei which means "Extremely Small Transformations" and they are _extremely_ small. WST Ravage is only 1mm wide! :eek: You didn't see my WSTs when you saw my collection, gdmetro? They were lined up in front of the TV next to those Beast Wars PVCs (mebbe you didn't notice them cos they are so darn small ;))

liegeprime
13th April 2011, 07:59 AM
Very satisfied :) However, a mate wants Blaster. I initially bought SDCC Blaster for him. I'm thinking of keeping SDCC and give him the TFC version instead :)

Which has more tapes to go with it? keep that instead:D

jazzcomp
13th April 2011, 10:20 AM
Which has more tapes to go with it? keep that instead:D
exactly what i was thinking.

gdmetro
13th April 2011, 11:07 AM
Kabaya figs are bigger than Legends figs - almost Scout sized, but not quite.

As for WST, I don't own any, so can't help you out there.

Thanks.

WSTs are ... well, tiny! Legends figures just tower over them. "WST" is just a slang name which Anglophone fans have given to this line, the actual name is Kyokushou Henkei which means "Extremely Small Transformations" and they are _extremely_ small. WST Ravage is only 1mm wide! :eek: You didn't see my WSTs when you saw my collection, gdmetro? They were lined up in front of the TV next to those Beast Wars PVCs (mebbe you didn't notice them cos they are so darn small ;))


Yeah... they are too small... or maybe because your entire collection is too insane and overwhelming!! I was busy looking at all the g1's and Fort Max! :D

jazzcomp
15th April 2011, 02:30 PM
which do you prefer? G1 MIB combiners or MIB re-issues?
Any noticeable differences? or are the re-issues as good as g1?

jazzcomp
15th April 2011, 02:55 PM
is optoys legit or tfieds?

Should've been is optoys legit? tfieds?

Vector Prime
15th April 2011, 03:00 PM
is optoys legit or tfieds?

:confused: :rolleyes:

Despite how poorly constructed your question is, I'm interpreting that you're asking whether optoys.com and tfieds.com are legitimate?

The first page of optoys.com shows at least 6 knock off products, so judge for yourself.

jazzcomp
15th April 2011, 04:42 PM
:confused: :rolleyes:

Despite how poorly constructed your question is, I'm interpreting that you're asking whether optoys.com and tfieds.com are legitimate?

The first page of optoys.com shows at least 6 knock off products, so judge for yourself.
Edited - I was quite in a hurry when i posted.

Vector Prime
15th April 2011, 04:56 PM
Edited - I was quite in a hurry when i posted.

It still doesn't detail what you're asking.

What exactly are you trying to ask?

Is the website optoys.com legitimate? or Is the company optoys legitimate? or Are the products they're selling legitimate? or.......?

jazzcomp
15th April 2011, 05:50 PM
It still doesn't detail what you're asking.

What exactly are you trying to ask?

Is the website optoys.com legitimate? or Is the company optoys legitimate? or Are the products they're selling legitimate? or.......?
Are the mentioned websites legit? If website is legit, do they sell legit/official TF toys? Or are there still fakes?

Toys or website are almost equivalent to me since it's a generic question. Meaning if the website is bogus, then most likely what is being sold are fakes. I approached it the way I check for official online/web sellers of sneakers I guess.

Sky Shadow
15th April 2011, 06:01 PM
Are the mentioned websites legit? If website is legit, do they sell legit/official TF toys? Or are there still fakes?

All the G1 toys on optoys.com are knockoffs, although they seem to be selling some genuine Masterpieces.

Tfieds.com seems to be like eBay or classified ads, so presumably it would depend on the dodginess of the seller, not the site.

Tetsuwan Convoy
15th April 2011, 06:47 PM
Would someone be so kind as to whip out some kitchen scales and weigh Materpiece Convoy/Optimus and MP Grimlock and post how much each toy weighs. Toy only, no trailer/accessories please.

Thanks.

I would normally do it myself, but mine are hidden amoungst many boxes of stuff and I am not sure exactly where they are...

Sounds like I have too many toys

:p

Hursticon
15th April 2011, 07:02 PM
Would someone be so kind as to whip out some kitchen scales and weigh Materpiece Convoy/Optimus and MP Grimlock and post how much each toy weighs. Toy only, no trailer/accessories please.

Thanks.

I would normally do it myself, but mine are hidden amoungst many boxes of stuff and I am not sure exactly where they are...

Sounds like I have too many toys

:p

Whilst my scales aren't the greatest:

MP Optimus = 900g to 1Kg (No Trailer)
MP Grimlock = 100g to 200g

That should give you a decent range but as I said, my scales aren't too great so maybe wait and see what others come up with? :o

Seraphim Prime
17th April 2011, 04:15 PM
Just pulled out the kitchen scales.

MP Grimlock is 560g, including gun, sword, and crown. Roughly 500g without.
MP Prime wasn't that easy to get to. :(

canofwhoopass_87
17th April 2011, 04:35 PM
is optoys legit or tfieds?

Should've been is optoys legit? tfieds?

Strongly advise you to avoid buying anything from tfieds. It's a cesspool of dodgy sellers and scammers.

jazzcomp
17th April 2011, 09:31 PM
Strongly advise you to avoid buying anything from tfieds. It's a cesspool of dodgy sellers and scammers.
Thanks! What about Allspark buy/sell/trade forum?

jazzcomp
21st April 2011, 06:47 PM
Thanks! What about Allspark buy/sell/trade forum?
What's the legit packaging of WSTs? :)

Hursticon
21st April 2011, 07:05 PM
What's the legit packaging of WSTs? :)

It's a Blind-Packaged Box (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2006/2195230838_a9d9d6b872_o.jpg) like this dude. :)

jazzcomp
22nd April 2011, 11:18 AM
Is it always megs on the box? Or other characters as well?

Hursticon
22nd April 2011, 11:51 AM
Is it always megs on the box? Or other characters as well?

To my understanding, it's always the same box but I might be wrong in saying that as it is possible that the boxes may of changed per series/wave. :o
Maybe wait until someone who has/had each one boxed replies? ;)

Demonac
22nd April 2011, 11:55 AM
Is it always megs on the box? Or other characters as well?

There are at least 3 box types.
Megatron, Hot Rod, Optimus.

Hursticon
22nd April 2011, 12:32 PM
There are at least 3 box types.
Megatron, Hot Rod, Optimus.

Cheers Demonac, I knew someone would have a more informed idea. ;):D

jazzcomp
22nd April 2011, 02:38 PM
Is that faded red box for Wst hotrod a fake? C-78?

Sky Shadow
22nd April 2011, 02:44 PM
Is that faded red box for Wst hotrod a fake? C-78?

It was a Toys'R'Us exclusive.

jazzcomp
23rd April 2011, 02:11 PM
It was a Toys'R'Us exclusive.
Thanks so the TRU exclusive is a takara version?

Sky Shadow
23rd April 2011, 02:15 PM
Thanks so the TRU exclusive is a takara version?

Yep. It was Toys'R'Us in Japan.

jazzcomp
23rd April 2011, 09:55 PM
Yep. It was Toys'R'Us in Japan.
was hot rod only available in that TRU exclusive box? or was he found in those wst blind boxes as well?

Is this wave info for WST right?
http://www.transformerland.com/worlds-smallest-transformers.html

or this?
Wave 1: Optimus Prime toy version, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Starscream, Soundwave w/ ravage, bumblejumper, Skywarp, Prime's trailer

Wave 2: Optimus Prime toon version, Thrust, Prowl, Jazz, Silverstreak, Magnus (prime repaint), Megatron, Red Alert

Wave 2.5: Optimus Prime toon version, Jazz, Starscream, Megatron, Soundwave w/ ravage, Prime's trailer (toon version), Thundercracker, Hot Rod

griffin
24th April 2011, 12:53 AM
This page is from a site (http://www.soundwavesoblivion.com/japanesewstf.html) I always use for reference when it comes to JP toys.

liegeprime
24th April 2011, 06:52 AM
Funny how in that list griffin it states Jaguar - comes with Soundwave... so does that mean Ravage IS the main figure and Soundwave an accessory?:p;) wow how times have changed, poor Soundwave:p

griffin
24th April 2011, 01:44 PM
No, it means that it is packed in with Soundwave, which is already on the list, right above it. Just like the original Buzzsaw came (packed) with Soundwave.

Paulbot
24th April 2011, 01:50 PM
Hong Kong shoppers, what are the average HK prices in store for Hasbro and regular (non Henkei/United) Takara releases of scouts, deluxes, voyagers and leader toys?

I'm thinking I might do my DOTM shopping there if the prices are in my favour.

swoop
25th April 2011, 08:41 AM
Are the dairy con toys like this one link (http://cgi.ebay.com/2010-Dairy-Con-Exclusive-Minerva-Go-Bot-/170567926657?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b6a40381#ht_500wt_922) made with permission from hasbro like the botcon toys or are they fan made and not counted as official releases?

Sky Shadow
25th April 2011, 09:13 AM
Are the dairy con toys like this one link (http://cgi.ebay.com/2010-Dairy-Con-Exclusive-Minerva-Go-Bot-/170567926657?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b6a40381#ht_500wt_922) made with permission from hasbro like the botcon toys or are they fan made and not counted as official releases?

They're unofficial, but awesome.

swoop
25th April 2011, 09:34 AM
They're unofficial, but awesome.

I agree ;)

LordCyrusOmega
27th April 2011, 09:25 PM
In Transformers: The Movie (1986) Why do the Quintessons proclaim innocence in their trials then execute? What happens if someones found guilty? Does the Death head of the Quintesson judge factor into it?

GoktimusPrime
28th April 2011, 02:01 AM
According to the Ladybird Book adaptation of Transformers The Movie (http://www.green-ranger.com/stuff/ladybird/00-tftm/), in a Quintesson court whether a defendent is found guilty or innocent the sentence is always the same.

ITZTRU
28th April 2011, 09:49 AM
According to the Ladybird Book adaptation of Transformers The Movie (http://www.green-ranger.com/stuff/ladybird/00-tftm/), in a Quintesson court whether a defendent is found guilty or innocent the sentence is always the same.

This was the impression I was under, despite not having read the book myself...

griffin
28th April 2011, 01:10 PM
Throughout the years, and the cartoon Vs Comic, there were a number of reasons given... I remember one in their official bio (by Bob Budiansky - who wrote all the original bios) that they worked for Unicron, cleaning up any stragglers that he didn't destroy. As such everyone was guilty... but I think the usage of the term Innocent was just their way of teasing (or the Movie writer just thought it sounded funny).

The cartoon universe tried to look into it differently (in Five Faces of Darkness) but didn't say much beyond that they were guilty of being Transformers (which doesn't explain other races). It was explained that they were the original inhabitants of Cybertron, so wanted to get rid of the Transformers from 'their' planet - which doesn't explain why they would be wasting time committing individuals from all planets to a trial with the same outcome (unless they are just sadistic and bored after 4+ million years of exile).
The comic was a lot different because of the whole 'Cybertron is Primus' theme. It didn't explain why they did the whole trial thing on visitors, but targetted Transformers/Cybertron because of a Time-rift (caused by Galvatron) that threatened to destroy their planet.

Non-Marvel printed material may have other concepts or theories, including the 'Wheelie the Wild Boy of Quintesson', but would be considered less canonical than the cartoon and mainstream comics.

Post-1980s... Quintessons have also been used in Collector Club stories, Dreamwave stories, and the Exodus book, but an image of the Quintessons was briefly seen in IDW Wheelie Spotlight as well. But it's like a 2nd or 3rd generation of a family, in which the 'genetic coding' (concepts) has been diluted from the original generation (original concept).

For more on the Quintessons, check out the tfwiki page (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Quintesson).
(I'd stay away from the Wheelie page though... they take the rhyming thing too far - it would have been funny for the intro paragraph, but the entire page is in rhyme, which is impossible to use as a reference/source for credible info)

Ode to a Grasshopper
28th April 2011, 01:22 PM
In Transformers: The Movie (1986) Why do the Quintessons proclaim innocence in their trials then execute?Those Sharkticons don't feed themselves you know.:p

LordCyrusOmega
28th April 2011, 09:36 PM
I thought it might have had more to do with the face of death announcing the verdict, the words themselves being meaningless.
Unless...It's opposite day!

LordCyrusOmega
30th April 2011, 04:04 PM
I read on TFWiki that Transformers:War for Cybertron occurs in the same universe as Transformers:Prime. Is this true?
If so I'm going to have to do some rearranging in the near future

Gutsman Heavy
30th April 2011, 04:37 PM
urgh, depends on who you believe, they guys who made the game (G1), or Hasbro (Prime). I believe artistic intent trumps hasbro's desire to pimp a new series, so I say G1.

Hursticon
30th April 2011, 05:42 PM
urgh, depends on who you believe, they guys who made the game (G1), or Hasbro (Prime). I believe artistic intent trumps hasbro's desire to pimp a new series, so I say G1.

I agree, no matter how the size of shoehorn that Hasbro vainly tries to use in order to join the 2, IMO, they are completely separate continuities. :cool:
Though I know there is a discussion topic about this somewhere, it is clearly evident from both a narrative and a visual standpoint. ;)

griffin
30th April 2011, 07:11 PM
The one story framework was meant for both WFC and Prime to be drawn from, or at least inspired by. Since both ended up being developed independently, they both veered off in different directions with distinct similarities and some similar items that had different properties (like Dark Energon). Just like the original Gen1 comic and cartoon being inspired by the original Gen1 Bible, both veered off in inconsolably different directions, but maintained similarities.

Since storylines of both WFC and Prime have progressed significantly now, it would be difficult to reconcile them without it feeling really cheap or just really awkward... a bit like trying to shoehorn any series into a previous one or Gen1 itself.
I think it is best to see both WFC and Prime as alternate realities of the original concept that Hasbro had developed for both companies to use... and then decide which one did the better job at interpreting and telling that story.

Sky Shadow
30th April 2011, 07:29 PM
I read on TFWiki that Transformers:War for Cybertron occurs in the same universe as Transformers:Prime. Is this true?
If so I'm going to have to do some rearranging in the near future

I don't think there's any real reason in the universe to care. Beast Wars and Kiss Play occur in the same universe as G1, but I can't imagine too many people have arranged their collections with G1 Megatron next to Injector next to Marissa Faireborn in a bikini.

LordCyrusOmega
1st May 2011, 11:27 AM
I don't think there's any real reason in the universe to care. Beast Wars and Kiss Play occur in the same universe as G1, but I can't imagine too many people have arranged their collections with G1 Megatron next to Injector next to Marissa Faireborn in a bikini.

Good point.I only have limited display space at the moment and need to clear some room. Think i've solved the problem though

GoktimusPrime
4th May 2011, 12:06 AM
Where are the best places in Hong Kong to find Generations Warpath and/or United Rumble/Frenzy?

Thanks.

snaketales
6th May 2011, 06:35 PM
Any suggestions on how to convince my local Kmart that generations deluxes should be at $12 clearance price (based on what I've seen in interstate sighting threads) when there are no price tags on the shelves and the store scanners have them at $25?

SkyWarp91
7th May 2011, 12:35 AM
Any suggestions on how to convince my local Kmart that generations deluxes should be at $12 clearance price (based on what I've seen in interstate sighting threads) when there are no price tags on the shelves and the store scanners have them at $25?

Get someone interstate on the boards to take a photo of the pricetag at their K-marts, send it to you and use it as evidence?

liegeprime
7th May 2011, 12:44 PM
Where are the best places in Hong Kong to find Generations Warpath and/or United Rumble/Frenzy?

Thanks.

meet up with Brandon, he'll show you :D:D

griffin
8th May 2011, 12:58 AM
Any suggestions on how to convince my local Kmart that generations deluxes should be at $12 clearance price (based on what I've seen in interstate sighting threads) when there are no price tags on the shelves and the store scanners have them at $25?

I think they were indeed a discontinued line, but Hasbro musta talked them into taking on the last wave after they were discontinued... so they've been (re)stocked at their regular price (because Hasbro wouldn't have discounted them yet).
Unless you find a Kmart with old Gen toys and the Clearance tag not taken away yet, I'm afraid you're gonna be stuck paying their full regular price for now.

rampagesss
8th May 2011, 05:29 PM
A quick request for anyone who has the Hard Hero Wheel jack bust, i need a picture of the back of it. Most importantly a straight on pic of the wings on his back.
Any help would be great! :D

SkyWarp91
9th May 2011, 12:07 PM
I'm looking at some TFs from international eBay stores and saw
'Standard Int'l Flat Rate Postage' as the postage, what type of postage is this? does it include AUSpost? and if so is it just like regular AUSPOST postage where they just pop it in your mailbox?

Skullcruncher
9th May 2011, 12:27 PM
Why was the 'red cross' removed from G1 Ratchet?

SkyWarp91
9th May 2011, 12:44 PM
Why was the 'red cross' removed from G1 Ratchet?

The Red Cross was a variant on G1 Ironhide, that's all tfwiki says. I assume there was a stage at production where they thought the cross wasn't necessary so they scrapped it.

Vector Prime
9th May 2011, 12:49 PM
I'm looking at some TFs from international eBay stores and saw
'Standard Int'l Flat Rate Postage' as the postage, what type of postage is this? does it include AUSpost? and if so is it just like regular AUSPOST postage where they just pop it in your mailbox?

Regular mail - not insured, no tracking.

Why was the 'red cross' removed from G1 Ratchet?

Isn't it a trademark infringement? :confused:

Sky Shadow
9th May 2011, 01:03 PM
Isn't it a trademark infringement? :confused:

Yes.

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/967/20061211.jpg

(Interestingly, Matt Moylan, who drew this and was an editor at Dreamwave stated that the Red Cross slapped them with a cease-and-desist and threatened to sue if they kept drawing Ratchet with red crosses.)

The Red Cross was a variant on G1 Ironhide, that's all tfwiki says. I assume there was a stage at production where they thought the cross wasn't necessary so they scrapped it.

I think you mean Ratchet, SW, and tfwiki also says:

"Unbeknownst to most people, the "red cross on white backdrop" logo often associated with medical services that was used on a variant of the Generation 1 Ratchet toy as well as in the cartoon and various Generation 1-based comics is in fact a trademark owned by the International Committee of the Red Cross, who enforce the use of their marks heavily these days, even with regards to toys and within the context of fictional works (such as comic books or video games), where the symbol is not used as part of advertising for the product itself. Using the logo on a Transformers toy would definitely be a no-go these days, as it could be considered an abuse of the symbol's meaning. (The red cross symbol was in fact incorrectly used on Generation 1 Ratchet to begin with, since the symbol represents a humanitarian organization that normally doesn't operate regular urban ambulances.) As a consequence, Hasbro typically use "electrocardiogram" graphics as a substitute these days, which is usually also reflected in fiction. The occasional flub still slips through, though."

Skullcruncher
9th May 2011, 01:27 PM
Yes.

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/967/20061211.jpg

(Interestingly, Matt Moylan, who drew this and was an editor at Dreamwave stated that the Red Cross slapped them with a cease-and-desist and threatened to sue if they kept drawing Ratchet with red crosses.)


I think you mean Ratchet, SW, and tfwiki also says:

"Unbeknownst to most people, the "red cross on white backdrop" logo often associated with medical services that was used on a variant of the Generation 1 Ratchet toy as well as in the cartoon and various Generation 1-based comics is in fact a trademark owned by the International Committee of the Red Cross, who enforce the use of their marks heavily these days, even with regards to toys and within the context of fictional works (such as comic books or video games), where the symbol is not used as part of advertising for the product itself. Using the logo on a Transformers toy would definitely be a no-go these days, as it could be considered an abuse of the symbol's meaning. (The red cross symbol was in fact incorrectly used on Generation 1 Ratchet to begin with, since the symbol represents a humanitarian organization that normally doesn't operate regular urban ambulances.) As a consequence, Hasbro typically use "electrocardiogram" graphics as a substitute these days, which is usually also reflected in fiction. The occasional flub still slips through, though."

Wow thats a good enough reason not to keep putting it on! Thanks Sky Shadow - I think he looks better with it but thats just me!

GoktimusPrime
9th May 2011, 03:02 PM
When I wore my Ratchet costume lots of people thought I was barracking for England. :p I did have a St. Johns Ambulance bumper sticker on my backside though. ;)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Conventions/SupaNova%202006/supanova06.jpghttp://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Conventions/Animania%20Sydney%202006/animania_day1_12.jpg

Paulbot
11th May 2011, 01:59 AM
Hong Kong shoppers, what are the average HK prices in store for Hasbro scouts, deluxes, voyagers and leader toys?

I'm thinking I might do my DOTM shopping there if the prices are in my favour.

Still need an answer on this (before the end of the month when I leave the US) so hopefully someone can fill me in...

heroic_decepticon
11th May 2011, 02:23 AM
Still need an answer on this (before the end of the month when I leave the US) so hopefully someone can fill me in...

I'll see what I can do to fill you in. I don't shop for these, so I'll have to go check it out.

Rts and generations deluxes are hkd139, scouts are hkd89, at retail in sogo and tru. That's all I know at the moment.

Paulbot
11th May 2011, 02:25 AM
I'll see what I can do to fill you in. I don't shop for these, so I'll have to go check it out.

Rts and generations deluxes are hkd139, scouts are hkd89, at retail in sogo and tru. That's all I know at the moment.

Thanks that's a help :)

gantz
11th May 2011, 01:20 PM
Guys, when is DOTM Shockwave released?

Voyager, Leader or other. :)

Vector Prime
11th May 2011, 04:45 PM
Guys, when is DOTM Shockwave released?

Voyager, Leader or other. :)

Voyager. Wave 2. Sometime this month or next month I believe.

Prime_217
11th May 2011, 06:12 PM
I have never bought a transformer from overseas, but given the current strength of the dollar I thought I might buy some transformers from America. I was wondering if anyone knows any online American shops that sell leader sentinel, I have looked on bigbadtoystore.com but I couldn't find a leader sentinel. Any advise would be awesome

Vector Prime
11th May 2011, 06:16 PM
I have never bought a transformer from overseas, but given the current strength of the dollar I thought I might buy some transformers from America. I was wondering if anyone knows any online American shops that sell leader sentinel, I have looked on bigbadtoystore.com but I couldn't find a leader sentinel. Any advise would be awesome

The postage from the US would probably cancel out the saving anyway, so why go overseas for it when you can get one locally for $67 posted (http://www.fishpond.com.au/Toys/Transformers-Dark-of-Moon-Leader-Sentinel-Prime-Transformers-Dark-of-Moon/0653569571872?cf=3&rid=1837670664&i=1&keywords=sentinel+prime)?

Prime_217
11th May 2011, 06:24 PM
Haha I forgot about having to pay postage. Thanks a heap for the info and link. I know where I shall be getting my sentinel prime now. :D

theheretic
11th May 2011, 07:41 PM
I had been wondering where people buy Transformers online in Australia... And now I know. Seems like an good price too. I've just started collecting so this is very helpfull.

KillinSpoon
11th May 2011, 08:15 PM
Guys, when is DOTM Shockwave released?

Voyager, Leader or other. :)

Wave 2 voyager. Wave one is sporadically hitting stores now with official release being next Monday.
IIRC they have been spotted at Toyworld Eastland in Melbourne, so wave 2 may not be far off.

swoop
11th May 2011, 09:25 PM
Did the mini-con 8 pack that was announced a while back get released or was it cancelled?
I've been looking for it on ebay and online stores but cant seem to find it anywhere

griffin
11th May 2011, 11:56 PM
Did the mini-con 8 pack that was announced a while back get released or was it cancelled?
I've been looking for it on ebay and online stores but cant seem to find it anywhere

There was a suggestion that it was released somewhere unusual like Sweden, but I haven't seen anything definite.

gamblor916
12th May 2011, 07:25 AM
I was out bid by what I suspect might be a shill bidder but then receive a second chance offer at my max which I realistically was willing to pay. Do I accept? I have to add it is minty and rare so pretty hard to come by. I'm leaning towards accepting.

griffin
12th May 2011, 08:21 AM
To test if it was a shill bidder, I always counter offer the amount it would have cost me if that winner hadn't bid. It happens quite often though - and not once has the seller accepted the counter-ofter (proving it was either a shill bidder, or they are just trying to take advantage of a dead-beat bidder).

Even if I was willing to pay my max, I never do in those instances out of principle... the whole point of bidding is the chance to win it for a lot less - and it isn't fair if you would have saved a fortune, only to have the seller try to swindle you out of your legitimate savings.

Sky Shadow
12th May 2011, 08:31 AM
I was out bid by what I suspect might be a shill bidder but then receive a second chance offer at my max which I realistically was willing to pay. Do I accept? I have to add it is minty and rare so pretty hard to come by. I'm leaning towards accepting.

Check the stats of the bidder who outbid you to see if it's shill bidding - do they have a fairly broad bidding history, or more often than not bid on items by that seller? You should only have to pay a compromised amount below your high bid and closer to the lower amount before the reneging/shill bidder came into play.

GoktimusPrime
12th May 2011, 08:28 PM
I didn't even know what shill bidding was until I read the last few posts (then went and Googled it). I've learnt something new today. :)

gamblor916
12th May 2011, 08:34 PM
I passed on it (it was a Diaclone Sludge). The difference wasn't a lot, only $45. Ah well never mind.

GoktimusPrime
14th May 2011, 10:09 AM
Is anyone else experiencing problems with TFwiki? Cos I'm getting
ERROR
The requested URL could not be retrieved

And an average ping of 214ms.

Sky Shadow
14th May 2011, 10:30 AM
Is anyone else experiencing problems with TFwiki? Cos I'm getting
ERROR
The requested URL could not be retrieved

And an average ping of 214ms.

It's having problems at the moment - just go to the cached pages instead.

griffin
14th May 2011, 11:06 AM
I haven't been able to get onto it for a few days either... which is annoying when doing news postings or trying to answer people's questions. (or trying to work out certain puzzles on this board).

Ode to a Grasshopper
15th May 2011, 03:20 PM
Yup, she's still pretty temperamental.:(

Anyhoo, got a few questions.

For anyone who has Alternity Bumblebee and any of the more recent Human Alliance figures, how does Bee work with the HA squishies as far as scale and interactivity go?
On a related note, how does Alternity 'Bee fare size-wise against MP Rodimus?

With the upcoming MP10 including a Human Alliance Spike figure I'm sort of intrigued as to how well Alt Bee would work with them.

LordCyrusOmega
15th May 2011, 03:33 PM
size between Sam and HA Bumblebee is good, they work well together. Couldn't tell you about ALt Bee as I don't have him. The gimmicks are pretty poor but they (Bee and sam) are in scale

SkyWarp91
16th May 2011, 09:58 AM
What's EMS international shipping like? Do they work through AUSPOST or are they their own company?

kaiden
16th May 2011, 10:56 AM
The postage from the US would probably cancel out the saving anyway, so why go overseas for it when you can get one locally for $67 posted (http://www.fishpond.com.au/Toys/Transformers-Dark-of-Moon-Leader-Sentinel-Prime-Transformers-Dark-of-Moon/0653569571872?cf=3&rid=1837670664&i=1&keywords=sentinel+prime)?

its $99.99 now?