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Fungal Infection
1st June 2009, 04:05 PM
New month, new thread. Arrived today:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q305/Redboost77/Acquisitions/acquisitions169.jpg

blackie
1st June 2009, 04:07 PM
Wh00t wh00t

i got my soundblaster today :)
and black unicron

jaydisc
1st June 2009, 06:09 PM
Spare Henkei Thrust

Doubledealer
1st June 2009, 06:21 PM
G1 European Turbomaster Boss. I love this guy! He's in great condition too. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/AE_King/bossalt.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/AE_King/bossbot.jpg

SilverDragon
1st June 2009, 06:57 PM
RotF Dirt Boss.

GoktimusPrime
1st June 2009, 07:28 PM
i got my soundblaster today
G1?

blackie
1st June 2009, 07:32 PM
G1?

takara reissue, im not that rich :P

kup
1st June 2009, 08:30 PM
takara reissue, im not that rich :P

It's still G1, just a re-release ;)

GoktimusPrime
1st June 2009, 09:16 PM
Mine's a reissue too. good enough for me. :)

My first acquisition for the month:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/acquisitions/acquisition_20090601.jpg

G1Optimal
1st June 2009, 10:43 PM
http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv77/G1Optimal/TF_ROTF/ROTF.jpg

not pictured
2 more Sideswipes
1 more Leader Class Optimus Prime
ROTF Ironhide
ROTF Desert Tracker Ratchet
ROTF Smokescreen
2x ROTF Bumblebee

liegeprime
1st June 2009, 10:50 PM
G1 European Turbomaster Boss. I love this guy! He's in great condition too. :D


You can say that again , even the stickers are intact, great find DD:D:D congrats!

i_amtrunks
2nd June 2009, 09:17 AM
You can say that again , even the stickers are intact, great find DD:D:D congrats!

Intact and un-faded, plus the missiles are all the same shade of yellow! That is indeed a nice find!

jgon2098
2nd June 2009, 09:31 AM
some pretender goodness

suit on!

phoneix, dowlos, 80 bomb-burst

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/1821/dsc03022o.jpg (http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03022o.jpg)

Doubledealer
2nd June 2009, 10:01 AM
You can say that again , even the stickers are intact, great find DD:D:D congrats!

Intact and un-faded, plus the missiles are all the same shade of yellow! That is indeed a nice find!

Thanks guys, he even came with the backing card in great condition. Not bad for 20 clams. :D

Omega Supreme
2nd June 2009, 11:12 AM
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/1821/dsc03022o.jpg (http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03022o.jpg)

Nice score mate!

1AZRAEL1
2nd June 2009, 12:37 PM
DD, your turbomaster Boss is in fantastic condition, looks way better than mine.
the stickers on mine are peeling a little.
And you got him for cheap as well.

Robzy
2nd June 2009, 05:16 PM
Got both of these today...

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk199/sunglikeahorse/ROTFMegatron.jpg

SGB
2nd June 2009, 06:33 PM
Got both of these today...

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk199/sunglikeahorse/ROTFMegatron.jpg
Does the Ghostbusters DVD have any English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired?

TheDirtyDigger
2nd June 2009, 07:20 PM
G1 Spasma!

kup
2nd June 2009, 07:27 PM
http://www.geocities.com/wow_frostwolf/loot/020609.jpg

A big thanks to Optimus1 for Dropshot

Autocon
2nd June 2009, 09:26 PM
dead end
sideways

optimus1
2nd June 2009, 10:49 PM
A big thanks to Optimus1 for Dropshot

No worries mate :) Good to see he arrived fine.

This arrived courtesy of Kup:

http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr118/gpls12/IMG_0947.jpg

Thanks a lot Kup!
'Cracker completes my trio of G1 Seekers :)
Now to look for Thrust and Dirge.

liegeprime
2nd June 2009, 11:03 PM
finally completed this retarded micromaster patrol - construction and race track patrols. Also arrived some wonderful TF parts Ive been after..... only one more delivery pending.

GOK: thats the Computron chest plate for you...

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/Junepurchase003.jpg
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/Junepurchase001.jpg

Dkaris
2nd June 2009, 11:25 PM
picked up breakaway on saturday.

liegeprime
3rd June 2009, 08:52 AM
Yay the last of my Ebay buys have finally arrived.
G2 Jolt and minicar doubles ( finally complete the second set) for alt display.

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/Junepurchase.jpg

i_amtrunks
3rd June 2009, 08:56 AM
Hey Liege, did you get the sword with Jolt?

he is the only LaserRod I own, but he is nothing short of awesomesauce.

liegeprime
3rd June 2009, 09:47 AM
Hey Liege, did you get the sword with Jolt?

he is the only LaserRod I own, but he is nothing short of awesomesauce.

Unfortunately He doesnt come with his sword, Im still scouring the hallways of ebay for the swords - Ive got 2 laserrods now him and Sizzle - no swords both. :(

iceburn
3rd June 2009, 11:42 AM
Thanks to shokwave2...i received

Actionmasters Snarl and Mainframe at a price that is under postage cost + padded envelope charged. Mate, if you need any help in the future... jus call on me

Doubledealer
3rd June 2009, 12:11 PM
Yay the last of my Ebay buys have finally arrived.
G2 Jolt and minicar doubles ( finally complete the second set) for alt display.

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/Junepurchase.jpg
Hooray for laser rods! I too just bought a G2 illuminator (Fireball) on ebay last night. I've been waiting for this fellow to appear on ebay for a while now and am glad I didn't have to pay a ridiculous sum for a MOSC one. Glowing swords...Awesome alt modes...How can you resist??

Btw there's quite a funny review of that one you bought on youtube by a chap called barutazaru - check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmuoUOBfCrM

Thanatos
3rd June 2009, 02:50 PM
My first ROTF, Knock Out :D

Robzy
3rd June 2009, 04:12 PM
Does the Ghostbusters DVD have any English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired?Yep - the back cover says it has "Descriptive sub-titles for the hearing impaired" :)

SGB
3rd June 2009, 04:17 PM
Yep - the back cover says it has "Descriptive sub-titles for the hearing impaired" :)
Excellent! Am definitely going to get the DVD now.

Thanks for checking. ;)

shokwave2
3rd June 2009, 05:43 PM
Thanks to shokwave2...i received

Actionmasters Snarl and Mainframe at a price that is under postage cost + padded envelope charged. Mate, if you need any help in the future... jus call on me

No worries buddy. They would of ended up in the bin.

Robzy
3rd June 2009, 06:13 PM
Excellent! Am definitely going to get the DVD now.

Thanks for checking. ;)No probs! :)

Autocon
3rd June 2009, 07:51 PM
another dirt boss:rolleyes:

so i have one dirt boss for sale $15 plus postage

llamatron
3rd June 2009, 08:53 PM
Still going through my Botcon haul... pictures to come soon...

ROTF:

Sideswipe
Leader Prime
Rampage
Ransack
Dirtboss


Complete G1 Blurr
KO Swoop
Quint-01
Vector Sigma display
BM Rattrap
Animated Waspinator
CR Black Convoy
Hard Hero Rhinox statue

Tropisetron
3rd June 2009, 10:30 PM
Got leader prime for 75 bucks from Myers 25% sale.

Dkaris
3rd June 2009, 10:44 PM
My ex finally sent me my animated Starscream =D

k.wong23
3rd June 2009, 10:46 PM
Got leader prime for 75 bucks from Myers 25% sale.

Nice score!

Bartrim
4th June 2009, 11:33 AM
ROTF novel adaption from Chaos.com

Now... can I resist reading it?.... No:p

Krayt
4th June 2009, 11:35 AM
i couldn't..... have read the prequel, and have started the movie one....

JuzMel
4th June 2009, 12:06 PM
This arrived courtesy of Kup:
'Cracker completes my trio of G1 Seekers :)
Now to look for Thrust and Dirge.

Hehe you forgot Ramjet and Sunstorm. :p :D

Blink90210
4th June 2009, 01:28 PM
Transformers Identification and Price Guide.
Bought from ebay, a little hesitant because the seller was a little dubious based on feedback but at the price, I thought it was worth a shot. Took about 3 weeks to get to me, communication is non-existent and if you look at the feedback some people have been burnt by the looks of it so yeah...here's the ebay link for those interested.
Ebay seller CM_books.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Transformers-Identification-and-Price-Guide-Mark-Bell_W0QQitemZ290320180067QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_No nfiction_Book?hash=item43986e6363&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C 301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

iceburn
4th June 2009, 02:06 PM
Got Nato's Roadbuster kit from jaydisc today. thanks for handling the order

thanks for the pic
http://lindalane.com/temporary/tf/DSC05248.jpg

jaydisc
4th June 2009, 02:24 PM
Some shockwaves and that Natobot Roadbuster kits arrived today. I'll update people with shipping costs in the Natobot thread.

http://lindalane.com/temporary/tf/DSC05247.jpg

http://lindalane.com/temporary/tf/DSC05248.jpg

autobreadticon
4th June 2009, 02:28 PM
Spare Shockwaves for any1 in particular?

SGB
4th June 2009, 02:39 PM
Picked up TFA Swindle this afternoon.

BigPenney
4th June 2009, 04:02 PM
Picked up RotF Sideways, Sideswipe and Dead End today.

TheDirtyDigger
4th June 2009, 07:41 PM
It was a G1 day today in the Diggerverse with the arrival of Doubledealer, Spinister, Needlenose, Fastlane, Cloudraker, Quickswitch and Pointblank.

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/8452/12500450.jpg (http://img517.imageshack.us/my.php?image=12500450.jpg)

blackie
4th June 2009, 07:59 PM
It was a G1 day today in the Diggerverse with the arrival of Doubledealer, Spinister, Needlenose, Fastlane, Cloudraker, Quickswitch and Pointblank.

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/8452/12500450.jpg (http://img517.imageshack.us/my.php?image=12500450.jpg)

good to see they finally turned up :)
soon it shall be g1 day for me too :)

Tiby
4th June 2009, 11:07 PM
Whirl & Bludgeon:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z204/Tiby1/photo-25.jpg

Autocon
5th June 2009, 02:55 AM
Whirl & Bludgeon:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z204/Tiby1/photo-25.jpg

^^ this (your paint apps look great! all mine at toys r us were crap)

also FAB jetfire sideways long haul

SGB
5th June 2009, 04:22 PM
"Best Of The Transformers" DVD
TFA Waspinator

SilverDragon
5th June 2009, 06:42 PM
RotF Springer.

He's small and chubby.

Autocon
5th June 2009, 08:36 PM
ironhide mixmaster

not enough money, too many tfs!!!:mad::(

hotaru_oz
5th June 2009, 10:07 PM
today I bought Classics Cliffjumper from Gametraders in marion for $20
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b17/Hotaru_oz/SANY1305.jpg

Ironhide63
5th June 2009, 10:30 PM
today I bought Classics Cliffjumper from Gametraders in marion for $20

god i wish i could get a sweet deal like that...classics cliffjumper for $20, thats pretty darn good.

Linthart
5th June 2009, 10:33 PM
Tonight i received wave 1 of ROTF robot heroes.

My girlfriend surprised me with them. she snuck into the house while i was playing gears of war 2 really really loudly and hid them where i'd find them later :D

she had to dig deep in city target today, a couple of them were hidden in different sections of the toy department.

blackie
5th June 2009, 10:34 PM
Tonight i received wave 1 of ROTF robot heroes.

My girlfriend surprised me with them. she snuck into the house while i was playing gears of war 2 really really loudly and hid them where i'd find them later :D

she had to dig deep in city target today, a couple of them were hidden in different sections of the toy department.

good woman youve got there mate, your a lucky man

Linthart
5th June 2009, 10:37 PM
good woman youve got there mate, your a lucky man

Yep :D problem is now is that my movie collection has started, its all down hill from here for my wallet :p

Dylbot
5th June 2009, 10:47 PM
Anyone finding any new deluxe figures? *Dreams of holding skids in hand*

Doubledealer
5th June 2009, 11:26 PM
Anyone finding any new deluxe figures? *Dreams of holding skids in hand*You and me both, mate. I haven't seen any of the wave 2 deluxes as yet (Skids, Wheelie, Chromia, Smokescreen, Desert Brawl) but then again wave 1 has barely been out a week. Patience young Kickback! ;)

iceburn
5th June 2009, 11:31 PM
Tonight i received wave 1 of ROTF robot heroes.

My girlfriend surprised me with them. she snuck into the house while i was playing gears of war 2 really really loudly and hid them where i'd find them later :D

she had to dig deep in city target today, a couple of them were hidden in different sections of the toy department.

good woman youve got there mate, your a lucky man

+1 to a million... my ex doesnt even bother to get me TFs

liegeprime
5th June 2009, 11:54 PM
Thanks to kristoferrer for bringing over some purchases from Bowspearer
These are extras for my Unicronian legions :D

Energon Insecticon, Battle Ravage, Cruellock,
BM Rav
Energon minicons - HighWire, Grindor, Sureshock
BW TM Sonar

Deceptic_Optic
6th June 2009, 12:21 PM
You and me both, mate. I haven't seen any of the wave 2 deluxes as yet (Skids, Wheelie, Chromia, Smokescreen, Desert Brawl) but then again wave 1 has barely been out a week. Patience young Kickback! ;)

Likewise im kinda looking for all of em too, but atm im just waiting for my next pay so i can get henkei optimus prime trailer, Henkei Gear of War kit and Henkei Red Alert. Then i need to pay for my lay buys at Blacktown i still got Breakaway, Starscream, Leader Class MEG and OPTIMUS. Man im goin to be so0o0o0 broke. I got to save up for WAVE 2

TheDirtyDigger
6th June 2009, 01:24 PM
Got Animated Shockwave and Animated Sunstorm from Kmart today.
Sorta painful at $50 bucks considering I don't even want the Activator they each come with.

iceburn
6th June 2009, 05:05 PM
Got Animated Shockwave and Animated Sunstorm from Kmart today.
Sorta painful at $50 bucks considering I don't even want the Activator they each come with.

how much you wanna sell activator bumblebee?

I purchased these today. One for me and JuzMel each

http://images.icebu12n.multiply.com/image/1/photos/73/1200x1200/48/060609-The-legacy-of-Bumblebee.JPG?et=yDqra96bJ9PMsm3REWYwlw&nmid=199527311

Ironhide63
6th June 2009, 05:15 PM
ROTF demolishor...voyager, $50 good paint job too.

liegeprime
6th June 2009, 05:31 PM
Got Animated Shockwave and Animated Sunstorm from Kmart today.
Sorta painful at $50 bucks considering I don't even want the Activator they each come with.


Good for you Digger, man there's none of those two animated in sight here in my local Kmarts :( :( :( lucky you.

TheDirtyDigger
6th June 2009, 05:45 PM
how much you wanna sell activator bumblebee?


Keeping these babies MISB like the rest of my Animated. If I ever open it you can have BB as a gift.

Good for you Digger, man there's none of those two animated in sight here in my local Kmarts lucky you.

There was only one each at my Kmart which had a lot to do with the impulse purchase.

Doubledealer
6th June 2009, 06:43 PM
ROTF Voyager: Mixmaster. After being a bit disappointed with Rampage I'm glad to see the constructicons are back on track with this fantastic (and very fun to play with) toy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/AE_King/mixbot.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/AE_King/mixalt.jpg

Dkaris
6th June 2009, 06:46 PM
bought the last leader prime today from work. Also had a guy come in, he said he was on this board, cant remember his screen name tho. i think he bought breakaway and a constructicon

Kalixis
6th June 2009, 07:21 PM
What fun I've had the last week... Made a list of the major transformer selling stores around Melbourne, then tried visiting as many nearby (and not nearby) as possible. Draining, tiring stuff, but worth it!

Sunday: Universe Blades
Monday: Ani. Leader Bulkhead, Ani. Leader Ultra Magnus
Tuesday: Ani. Samurai Prowl
Wednesday: ROTF Leader Optimus Prime, ROTF Demolishor
Thursday: Ani. Purple Shockwave w/ Bumblebee, Ani. Sunstorm w/ Ratchet, Universe Treadbolt, TFTM Big Daddy

Ironhide63
6th June 2009, 08:11 PM
forgot to add this but i also picked up a Transformers G1 boxed set...all 98 episodes included on 17 dvds...over 50 hours of toons and special features.

Firecracker
6th June 2009, 08:57 PM
ROTF Voyager: Mixmaster.

Maybe not the most attractive figure, but definitely the best next to Leader Prime, IMO. He oozes character, appropriate I think.:p

Vector Sigma 13
6th June 2009, 09:25 PM
ROTF Voyager: Mixmaster. After being a bit disappointed with Rampage I'm glad to see the constructicons are back on track with this fantastic (and very fun to play with) toy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/AE_King/mixbot.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/AE_King/mixalt.jpg

I love the vehicle mode on this figure. Nice proportions and looks real!

Linthart
6th June 2009, 09:28 PM
Well boys and girls what did i tell you. The cat is officially out of the bag since my girlfriend started my ROTF collection last night. my card is pleading at me to stop :D

Picked up Leader Prime and Megatron today at Richmond Kmart for $79 each :) i got lucky too because the sale ended wednesday but the sale tickets we still on the shelves but they scanned in at $99 so naturally i made them give it to me for $79 :D :D

snaketales
6th June 2009, 11:01 PM
I finished my layby off today and picked up Masterpiece Starscream.

First transformation was a bit of a nightmare - his fingers and tail planes kept falling off, and I had to snap off some bits and reconnect them - but I'm hoping it will get easier with time.

At the moment he's on display in jet mode.

And my 7-year-old son finally found a Legends Starscream, so we're all happy.

GoktimusPrime
7th June 2009, 10:17 AM
Doubledealer: where did you get Mixmaster from??

blackie
7th June 2009, 10:23 AM
TFC Astrotrain :)

kup
7th June 2009, 12:55 PM
Loot from Yesterday and earlier in the week- The Micromasters complete my Astro Squad:

http://www.geocities.com/wow_frostwolf/loot/070609.jpg

Big Daddy had been singing to me for ages for me to get him but although it is a great mold and cleverly repainted I didn't like that he was a Movie figure and that he has a Wheeljack face. After not seeing him for ages I stumbled upon the last one at Target and said to myself 'Its now or never' and end up getting him.

I display him with Universe but his Wheeljack face still annoys me so I am going to see if I can change that.

SentinelPrime
7th June 2009, 01:44 PM
Loot from Yesterday and earlier in the week- The Micromasters complete my Astro Squad:

http://www.geocities.com/wow_frostwolf/loot/070609.jpg

Big Daddy had been singing to me for ages for me to get him but although it is a great mold and cleverly repainted I didn't like that he was a Movie figure and that he has a Wheeljack face. After not seeing him for ages I stumbled upon the last one at Target and said to myself 'Its now or never' and end up getting him.

I display him with Universe but his Wheeljack face still annoys me so I am going to see if I can change that.

lucky you kup, ive been looking for him for a while now, with no luck. :(

Zippo
7th June 2009, 03:28 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/Hauls/ZipposJune2009Haul01.jpg
Animated Shockwave, The Fallen and Dirt Boss

Linthart
7th June 2009, 03:30 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/Hauls/ZipposJune2009Haul01.jpg
Animated Shockwave, The Fallen and Dirt Boss

Do they sell Shockwave in NZ or did you have to import him?

Doubledealer
7th June 2009, 03:43 PM
Doubledealer: where did you get Mixmaster from??
From a Kmart in Brisbane. I saw a whole bunch of them in a Toyworld today too (along with the Fallen & Megs).

Zippo
7th June 2009, 04:06 PM
Do they sell Shockwave in NZ or did you have to import him?

Imported from Singapore.
Second attempt after getting ripped by carrie_&_co on eBay

enforcer888
7th June 2009, 07:29 PM
I picked up a Cybertron Unicron for a few bucks, pretty happy. On its way from the US.

GoktimusPrime
7th June 2009, 08:15 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/acquisitions/acquisition_20090607.jpg

...and thus I'm adding my RotF Preview Deluxe Bumblebee to my list of toys that I'll be selling at Smash! ;)

Linthart
7th June 2009, 08:36 PM
Imported from Singapore.
Second attempt after getting ripped by carrie_&_co on eBay

i thought you got your money back from carrie?

Vector Sigma 13
7th June 2009, 09:53 PM
ROTF Breakaway- Hes been calling to me for a week now. He made me buy him today!

Doubledealer
7th June 2009, 10:08 PM
ROTF Breakaway - He's been calling to me for a week now. He made me buy him today!
Tan or brown version?

Stompy
7th June 2009, 10:43 PM
Has the darker Breakaway and Sideways been spotted at all? I assume I have the light versions. Although my Sideways look a tad dark.

Paulbot
7th June 2009, 10:45 PM
That's what I was asking about as I believe the Breakway and Sideways I saw in (US) stores where lighter than the verions I bought at Botcon. ???

blackoptimus
8th June 2009, 12:04 AM
Hey guys, got Rotf Knock Out and Dead end today. I just got back into collecting so I don't know much about Rotf. BTW can deluxe Rampage combine with other constructicons or is that only the box set edition?

kristofferrer
8th June 2009, 02:00 AM
Gok - i know you're probably tired of hearing this...


but you've got such a cool mascot! he makes everything 10x cooler! hehehe

iceburn
8th June 2009, 02:11 AM
Hey guys, got Rotf Knock Out and Dead end today. I just got back into collecting so I don't know much about Rotf. BTW can deluxe Rampage combine with other constructicons or is that only the box set edition?

Individual ROTF Deluxe Rampage and other constructicons (including Voyager Demolisher and Mixmaster) cannot be combined. The box set for Devastator can combine but cannot be transformed to robot modes and will stay in Vehicle mode only.

The ones to get are the Devastator EZ Legends that will transform from alt to robot mode and combine.

enforcer888
8th June 2009, 08:57 AM
For some reason I really love the idea that this is Ratbat. Found it loose on ebay for a decent price.

Vector Sigma 13
8th June 2009, 09:06 AM
Tan or brown version?

I must check that- i knew there were two versions of Sideways but didnt know it was the same for Breakaway.

Anyone got a link for comparisons?

Doubledealer
8th June 2009, 09:59 AM
Has the darker Breakaway and Sideways been spotted at all? I assume I have the light versions. Although my Sideways look a tad dark.
Dunno about Sideways but I've seen both versions of Breakaway and the colour difference is huge. There's a very light tan version (the most common) or an almost chocolate brown one. I've seen the darker one at Toyworlds here.

blackoptimus
8th June 2009, 10:59 AM
Individual ROTF Deluxe Rampage and other constructicons (including Voyager Demolisher and Mixmaster) cannot be combined. The box set for Devastator can combine but cannot be transformed to robot modes and will stay in Vehicle mode only.

The ones to get are the Devastator EZ Legends that will transform from alt to robot mode and combine.

I don't understand why hasbro has to separate the figures, there is no point?

liegeprime
8th June 2009, 11:15 AM
I don't understand why hasbro has to separate the figures, there is no point?

Well it comes down to two points
1) The toy designers must've had a difficult time designing/making the transformation of the individual bots to be able to transform as well into the humongous gestalt. For all the technology at their disposal it must take a whole lot of headache to do so..
2) $$$$$
3) time constraints- I guess by now designers are already starting on designs for the next movie toys.... it only takes a year for them to come up and produce these toys, not to mention keep it under wraps.

GoktimusPrime
8th June 2009, 01:28 PM
1) The toy designers must've had a difficult time designing/making the transformation of the individual bots to be able to transform as well into the humongous gestalt. For all the technology at their disposal it must take a whole lot of headache to do so..
I still have trouble accepting this. I have both Demolishor and Rampage (was playing with Rampage earlier this morning); each time I look at these toy's I'm incredibly underwhelmed and I can't help thinking to myself that Hasbro sacrificed the ability to combine to make such disappointing toys... where's the trade-off?

If these individual Constructicons were kick-bum action figures, then I might be able to excuse their inability to combine. But they're not. Demolishor would have to be the worst Voyager I've ever purchased that doesn't even have an electronic gimmick holding it back (how is this toy worth the $49 I paid for it??), and Rampage is the weakest of the RotF Deluxes I've purchased so far (not including Bumblebee, who's a retool of an existing mould).

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/avatars/jam_shoulders.jpg

Ode to a Grasshopper
8th June 2009, 03:01 PM
Animated Shockwave/Bumblebee 2-pack.:)

griffin
8th June 2009, 03:02 PM
Looking at the weird 'robot' forms of most of the new characters in TF2, it's like Bay was trying to be overly creative and Hasbro have had to design (ugly) unconventional toys to match, sacrificing playability, transformation and gimmicks like electronics. If you want to blame someone, blame Bay for wanting something creative on screen that doesn't translate too well into a convertable toy, at least in the short timeframe Hasbro has to work with on them.
Just looking at Rampage and Demolishor, we have non-biped forms, and probably not a lot of visual detail for the Hasbro designers to work with 12 months ago when they would have started trying to figure out toys for these new characters. Even the TF1 characters who were biped were still rough compared to the actual designs onscreen, hence the 'improved' editions being released for TF2 now that the designers have more imagery to work with and more time to get it right.
When you look at something like Demolishor, how do you think it would have been described to the Hasbro designers 12 months ago in terms of what the steamshovel turns into? Bay probably had some preliminary figures generated, but TF1 showed us how different the preliminary designs looked to the final designs in the movie, and the toys.
You gotta at least give some credit to Hasbro with the movie line, as they are working against the clock on a much shorter schedule, to essentially guess what each character will look like in its finished movie form 12 months later. By the time these characters are being animated fully for the movie, the toys are already in production. And we know how Bay (or any director) can change his mind at any time during filming and post-production, leaving us with toys resembling something different to what ends up in the finished edit. Just try to keep in mind the different production timelines that Hasbro and the movie team are working on here and see how impossible it would be to get accurate toys in production before they are even properly animated for the movie.

jaydisc
8th June 2009, 03:09 PM
Well said.

griffin
8th June 2009, 03:10 PM
I don't understand why hasbro has to separate the figures, there is no point?

According to Hasbro at BotCon, the box-set was to prioritise the combining ability in the design of the toys, while the individually released figures prioritised the converting ability in the design. Lack of time probably prevented them from being able to design figures that could do both. (not to mention Bay's weird looking 'robotic' forms in TF2, Hasbro designers couldn't just instinctively create a biped form, they would have had to make sure they designed a matching non-biped shape, based on what was visually available 12 months ago)

The small Legends/EZ-sized set being released in Japan later this year (and maybe next year by Hasbro) had a small enough number of parts and simple conversions to incorporate conversion AND combination.
It's just a pity that it is so small, as a giant towering figure would be nice to play with amongst all the other movie toys.

One thing to note though - at this stage, if you want toys of all the Constructicons in some form, you'd need to get the combining box-set, as there are two Constructicons that aren't yet being released as individual Converting toys.

Doubledealer
8th June 2009, 03:43 PM
Maybe it's just me but I really love Demolishor. :confused: While I agree $49 is a bit steep (I paid $41.65 ;)) I think his unique design is truly a breath of fresh air & his transformation is quite fun.
I'd certainly rather buy him than a repaint, the Barricade ripoff that is Sideways or the half transformed jet-bot, Breakaway. They did something new with Demolishor & I think it works for the most part.

Ironhide63
8th June 2009, 04:03 PM
Maybe it's just me but I really love Demolishor. :confused: While I agree $49 is a bit steep (I paid $41.65 ;)) I think his unique design is truly a breath of fresh air & his transformation is quite fun.
I'd certainly rather buy him than a repaint, the Barricade ripoff that is Sideways or the half transformed jet-bot, Breakaway. They did something new with Demolishor & I think it works for the most part.

yea i like Demolishor too...I paid full-retail for him...I dont think he is worth the full $50. Get him on special or not at all...unless you REALLY want him.

GoktimusPrime
8th June 2009, 04:14 PM
I'd be happy with Demolishor if I paid a Deluxe price for him. He'd be an alright Deluxe. But as a $49 Voyager... meh, I'm just not seeing it.

Doubledealer
8th June 2009, 04:40 PM
I'd be happy with Demolishor if I paid a Deluxe price for him. He'd be an alright Deluxe. But as a $49 Voyager... meh, I'm just not seeing it.
If it comes down to cost, & considering Americans can pick him up for our deluxe prices I don't think you can really blame the toy itself. Blame...Australia? :p

RageOnTheRoads
8th June 2009, 06:05 PM
I actually don't mind demolisher-though I managed to grab him at $39- and mixmaster is a really nice fig.

Though I guess I am biased, as I have kind of opted for collecting the Constructions that can transform, as opposed to the none transforming Devi' components. Needless to say I did feel a little cheated though when I found that they weren't going to release all the constructicons as individual figures. :(

snazzbot 101
8th June 2009, 07:20 PM
Needless to say I did feel a little cheated though when I found that they weren't going to release all the constructicons as individual figures. :(

Really? That seems unlikely.

As Big W have yet to to the darkside of $25 with their movie deluxes - their movie preview Deluxes anyway - I picked up Soundwave.

Once I managed to figure out his transformation he started to grow on me. The homage isn't too obtrusive and for an alt mode that doesn't truly lock together he is isn't too bad.

Vector Sigma 13
8th June 2009, 07:33 PM
I'd be happy with Demolishor if I paid a Deluxe price for him. He'd be an alright Deluxe. But as a $49 Voyager... meh, I'm just not seeing it.

+1 on this.

Finally got ROTF Soundwave today at a premium price too....:(

RageOnTheRoads
8th June 2009, 09:17 PM
Really? That seems unlikely.

I sure hope so. :)

But the guys who went to botcon reported that Hasbro said they had no plans to release the other Constructicons... unless I read wrong.

griffin
8th June 2009, 10:23 PM
They said 'no current plans'... but anything is possible if the toys are successful enough. And if they did, we wouldn't see them until mid next year at the earliest.

k.wong23
8th June 2009, 10:49 PM
picked up legacy of bumblebee, gosh the paint apps are poor! but i'm happy with it, picked the 'best' of the bunch :)

thanks to ice for letting me know where they were hidden on the shelf!

iceburn
8th June 2009, 10:51 PM
kwong..do u mean legacy 3pack not evolution 2pack

k.wong23
8th June 2009, 11:40 PM
kwong..do u mean legacy 3pack not evolution 2pack

corrected:o

Fungal Infection
9th June 2009, 09:23 AM
Arrived yesterday:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q305/Redboost77/Acquisitions/acquisitions170.jpg

Linthart
9th June 2009, 04:28 PM
SWEEPS :D

http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv281/LintHart/IMG_0548.jpg

not 100% sure if i'm keeping them at the moment cause there a lot of things up and coming but i got a good deal none the less. i love their colour.

if only i could find a reasonable scourge :(

autobreadticon
9th June 2009, 04:39 PM
wasn't there 5 sweeps in the g1 Cartoon?

Linthart
9th June 2009, 04:42 PM
wasn't there 5 sweeps in the g1 Cartoon?

aw crap i need 2 more then :P

TheDirtyDigger
9th June 2009, 05:05 PM
Two G1 Sweeps for me today from Omega Supreme's sale that have already begun the reformatting sequences by the planet-eating Diggercron that will restore them to the powerful warriors they were always meant to be.

canofwhoopass_87
9th June 2009, 05:13 PM
digger your golden lagoon signature gives me seizures. Also got my G1 Headmasters from omega today. Bless you omega!

sifun
9th June 2009, 05:46 PM
digger your golden lagoon signature gives me seizures.

Decepticon drugged up rave party?

jaydisc
9th June 2009, 05:57 PM
wasn't there 5 sweeps in the g1 Cartoon?

Well, there's at least seven in the Botconverse, as these are named Sweeps Two, Six and Seven.

jacksplatt11
9th June 2009, 06:21 PM
Decepticon drugged up rave party?

The best type

EzyStyles
9th June 2009, 06:21 PM
Just came in today. Nothing big but needed him to complete my minibots.

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/592/bumblej.jpg

Krayt
9th June 2009, 06:29 PM
2009 Botcon Box today....

Now to read the comic!!!

Can't wait to pick up the rest of the exclusives

liegeprime
9th June 2009, 06:49 PM
Just came in today. Nothing big but needed him to complete my minibots.

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/592/bumblej.jpg

Dude, He's the only missing minibot in my collection as well but I still cant bring myself to spend so much on something so little ( like there's a choice hehehehe) Congrats!!

autobreadticon
9th June 2009, 06:56 PM
nice1 on the Bumblejumper!!!!

1AZRAEL1
9th June 2009, 09:16 PM
I got Actionmaster Axer in the mail today, and he looks fantastic.

Cheers to Tiby for that.

Lugnut
9th June 2009, 09:27 PM
hey peeps just came to tell u that i found animated shockwave today in a 2 pack with activators bumblebee! so that solves my dillema, also saw animated sunstorm with activators ratchet, so PURPLE SHOCKWAVE IS AWESOME!!! a question in here too, will they make an omega supreme toy because i would TOTALLY BUY THAT, and any word on umm leader lugnut or should i give up hope on that? thanks guise :D
P.S. end of animated season 3 was epic, hope they finish up with blackout, spittor etc.

Linthart
9th June 2009, 09:32 PM
hey peeps just came to tell u that i found animated shockwave today in a 2 pack with activators bumblebee! so that solves my dillema, also saw animated sunstorm with activators ratchet, so PURPLE SHOCKWAVE IS AWESOME!!! a question in here too, will they make an omega supreme toy because i would TOTALLY BUY THAT, and any word on umm leader lugnut or should i give up hope on that? thanks guise :D
P.S. end of animated season 3 was epic, hope they finish up with blackout, spittor etc.

yeah i'm afraid ur gonna have to give up hope at this stage.

at botcon the panel said they wanted to do omega but it wasn't on the cards.
Blackout is confirmed but no more leaders at this point.

after the confirmed voyagers and deluxes, animated may form part of the universe line if i remember correctly

kup
9th June 2009, 10:01 PM
Dude, He's the only missing minibot in my collection as well but I still cant bring myself to spend so much on something so little ( like there's a choice hehehehe) Congrats!!

In the same boat :o

lcz128
9th June 2009, 10:15 PM
Sis helped me pick up a Legacy of Bumblee from BigW on Sunday! :) Having never owned the Animated Bumblebee and wanting a second Classics bbee, I am quite happy with this pickup ^_^

KaRNiV8L PRiME
9th June 2009, 10:23 PM
Picked up my Legacy of Bumblebee 3pk at Big W whitfords WA today. :P

evilman378
9th June 2009, 10:41 PM
BM Tankor off eBay but missing the missile and one of the orange things on his arms. If anyone has those and are willing to sell can you please PM me.

Doubledealer
10th June 2009, 10:13 AM
My introduction to G2 toys arrived today in the form of Illuminator "Fireball". Words cannot describe how glorious he is. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/AE_King/trannybot.jpg

liegeprime
10th June 2009, 10:32 AM
My introduction to G2 toys arrived today in the form of Illuminator "Fireball". Words cannot describe how glorious he is. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/AE_King/trannybot.jpg

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: that is immaculate DD!!! wow!

now my acquisition have arrived from the postie :) and the shirt I got last week, forgot about it hehehe. Thanks to Omega Supreme for my (lucky) 7th Unicron tank :D and MOnstructor footplate ( all the other body parts on its way from therawyde sooon! :D:D) and the wonderful bonus of the toilet ghost wohooo!!! Many thanks as well to kelvinchang for the wonderful freebies :D:D:D MP prime head and Darth vader's lightsaber! Yay!

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/JuneAcquisitions002.jpg

ICY THAT's YOUR LIOKAISER CUSTOM HEAD :D

dirge
10th June 2009, 10:33 AM
Good work on Bumblejumper. He's quite scarce nowadays (when I grabbed mine, he was common yet still pricey), and for mine no Minibot collection is complete without him.

Now... if I can distract THC long enough to grab that blue Bumblebee... :D

iceburn
10th June 2009, 11:10 AM
thanks liege...jus put all on hold :D

SGB
10th June 2009, 01:52 PM
My TRU haul today:

TFA Leader Class Ultra Magnus (already have one, but wanted another to keep loose)
TFA Leader Class Megatron w/Activators Starscream
TFA Deluxe Class Bumblebee
Universe Voyager Class Blaster (was a freebie thanks to the TFA items above costing over $100)

Doubledealer
10th June 2009, 03:02 PM
Thanks Liegeprime, great haul yourself! That ghost toilet is the best, haha.

I charged me camera and took a slightly better photo of Fireball, it's pretty tricky trying to get a focused shot on the lit-up blade in the dark though!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/AE_King/fireball2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/AE_King/flames.jpg

iceburn
10th June 2009, 04:03 PM
Special Santa DELIVERY for me from Demonac....

- Botcon sets 1 and 2!!!
Razorclaw, Elita-One, Banzai-Tron and Skyquake

My sweeps from ebay are now MIA i.e. Seller from US posted it but has now ended up at Great Britain for transit..... STRANGE! Let's pray they arrive safely soon.

Linthart
10th June 2009, 05:42 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: that is immaculate DD!!! wow!

now my acquisition have arrived from the postie :) and the shirt I got last week, forgot about it hehehe. Thanks to Omega Supreme for my (lucky) 7th Unicron tank :D and MOnstructor footplate ( all the other body parts on its way from therawyde sooon! :D:D) and the wonderful bonus of the toilet ghost wohooo!!! Many thanks as well to kelvinchang for the wonderful freebies :D:D:D MP prime head and Darth vader's lightsaber! Yay!

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/JuneAcquisitions002.jpg

ICY THAT's YOUR LIOKAISER CUSTOM HEAD :D

I love that t-shirt. are they easy enough to find at bigW? do they have other TF shirts?

kup
10th June 2009, 06:44 PM
Today's loot:

http://www.geocities.com/wow_frostwolf/loot/100609.jpg

I got addicted to Euro G1 - I blame Zed :p

Doubledealer
10th June 2009, 07:18 PM
Corr blimey, Kup! That is a superb haul, you even got Rotorstorm. :eek: I remember having Needlenose when I was a kid, he's great! Is that giant turquoise plane a baseformer or something?

kup
10th June 2009, 07:37 PM
Corr blimey, Kup! That is a superb haul, you even got Rotorstorm. :eek: I remember having Needlenose when I was a kid, he's great! Is that giant turquoise plane a baseformer or something?

That's Skyquake, a Euro G1. I believe he is the leader of the Predators. He is not a base but works as a 'docking' station for the smaller Predator Jets which activate the targeting scope gimmick.

iceburn
10th June 2009, 08:09 PM
drools too on kup's lot

TheDirtyDigger
10th June 2009, 08:19 PM
Today's loot:

http://www.geocities.com/wow_frostwolf/loot/100609.jpg

I got addicted to Euro G1 - I blame Zed :p

:eek: Is that all from one seller? Massive haul!!!
And Skyquake...is he the same mould as Machine Wars Starscream? May we see the Predator Jets attached please?

noobaking
10th June 2009, 08:46 PM
2nd from the right top corner. the helicopter, i used to have him as a kid! all i have left is one of the guns. the guns are awesome the missles shoot heaps far.

P.S. got tfu superion, really regret that purchase :(

kup
10th June 2009, 08:51 PM
:eek: Is that all from one seller? Massive haul!!!
And Skyquake...is he the same mould as Machine Wars Starscream? May we see the Predator Jets attached please?

Yeah they are all from the same seller but I got all of that fairly cheap because most of the Euros suffer from some minor but repairable defect (broken gimmick, dislocated joint, broken handle/socket, etc.

I am currently repairing Skyquake and as soon as he is done (tomorrow or day after) I will take pics.

liegeprime
10th June 2009, 09:55 PM
I love that t-shirt. are they easy enough to find at bigW? do they have other TF shirts?

Yeah they should be easy to find among other print shirts, these ones were among Star trek Tshirts where they were selling mens shirts, next to the belts and undies section hehehe. This was the only design i found there unfortunately , so Im not sure if there's any variant on other BIg W

GoktimusPrime
10th June 2009, 10:45 PM
And Skyquake...is he the same mould as Machine Wars Starscream? May we see the Predator Jets attached please?
Nearly. The scope on Starscream isn't fully compatible with Predator jets. I tried attaching one to my MW Starscream once - nearly broke the scope trying to take it off and quickly put that in the bad idea basket. I don't know if this was an intentional mould variation from Hasbro or if it's mould degradation.

roller
10th June 2009, 11:18 PM
Thanks to Omegasupreme of Canberra

i got G1 Blaster, the stupid door and eject button is broke, but the figure is great, i'll find the gun someday

i got G1 gnaw with 1 arm and no tail, but its a damn fine fuguruine '

1 of trhe fist s buttons is gone but i will put him in roobot mode he is a great toy


G1 springer missing leg bits but its the onl springer i wver seeno n sale

and i got a Beast wars Tigatron, i think its a Takara version but its got no gun, but its a fun figure

Fox kids ratttrap missing robot arms , so i need to find a junker

thanks omega, he is a trustwortyh guy

blackie
10th June 2009, 11:30 PM
Thanks to Omegasupreme of Canberra

i got G1 Blaster, the stupid door and eject button is broke, but the figure is great, i'll find the gun someday

i got G1 gnaw with 1 arm and no tail, but its a damn fine fuguruine '

1 of trhe fist s buttons is gone but i will put him in roobot mode he is a great toy


G1 springer missing leg bits but its the onl springer i wver seeno n sale

and i got a Beast wars Tigatron, i think its a Takara version but its got no gun, but its a fun figure

Fox kids ratttrap missing robot arms , so i need to find a junker

thanks omega, he is a trustwortyh guy

dont drink and post roller :P

valkyrie_76
11th June 2009, 12:00 AM
dont drink and post roller :P

He only hit the red cordial too........too much sugar for the wee man :D

1AZRAEL1
11th June 2009, 09:24 AM
Today's loot:
I got addicted to Euro G1 - I blame Zed :p

Nice hawl dude, don't see many AM Thundercrackers around.
Though I got mine back at the convention a few years back. (memory is hazey of those years but I think I got him for 35)

Gotta love Actionmasters :p
And Euro G1 lol

jaydisc
11th June 2009, 10:15 AM
http://lindalane.com/temporary/tf/DSC05255.jpg

With TRU's Buy 2, Get 1 Legend Free sale, I figured I'd stock up in preparation of future waves, perhaps even Devastator ;)

Note that it isn't in the computer. So, if you can print out the email. Here's an image (http://lindalane.com/temporary/tf/TRUFlyer1.jpg) for those that didn't get it.

jgon2098
11th June 2009, 10:38 AM
Took me so long to hunt down the mailer... finally managed

I present to you the complete G1 S.T.A.R.S mail-away set.

I might just keep it in assembled mode... I cannot stress what a pain in the a$$ it was to put together.

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3118/dsc03101y.jpg (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/dsc03101y.jpg/)

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8933/dsc03102.jpg (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/dsc03102.jpg/)

TheDirtyDigger
11th June 2009, 10:46 AM
Nice one jgon! If only it came with a Teletraan-1 voice chip.

Got a little surprise when my woman rocked up with a package from the PO just before...

G1 Yellow Cliffjumper. :) Yeah sure he's a poor man's Bumblejumper but all going well I have a Bumblejumper coming in the mail soon anyway.

i_amtrunks
11th June 2009, 10:53 AM
Is that your second complete Rotorstorm in a week Kup???

Damn you! :p

Nice find with the Skyquake too, ever since Botcon all I have been able to find on ebay is the 09 energon repaint, not the original (not that Skyquake and Rotorstorm were easy to find at any time on evilbay). I am mucho jealouso.

kup
11th June 2009, 12:18 PM
Is that your second complete Rotorstorm in a week Kup???

Damn you! :p

Nice find with the Skyquake too, ever since Botcon all I have been able to find on ebay is the 09 energon repaint, not the original (not that Skyquake and Rotorstorm were easy to find at any time on evilbay). I am mucho jealouso.

The first Rotorstorm was an incomplete figure (no launchers or missiles) with a partially broken blade that barely attaches. I got it cheap with other items just to see what it was.

Well I liked him and was lucky to find a reasonably cheap one complete and bought it! That's the one you see in my last buy.

I still have the other one if you want it.

kup
11th June 2009, 12:19 PM
Took me so long to hunt down the mailer... finally managed

I present to you the complete G1 S.T.A.R.S mail-away set.

I might just keep it in assembled mode... I cannot stress what a pain in the a$$ it was to put together.

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3118/dsc03101y.jpg (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/dsc03101y.jpg/)

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8933/dsc03102.jpg (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/dsc03102.jpg/)

That's awesome Jgon!

rampagesss
11th June 2009, 01:13 PM
Dam! very nice score there man

Took me so long to hunt down the mailer... finally managed

I present to you the complete G1 S.T.A.R.S mail-away set.

I might just keep it in assembled mode... I cannot stress what a pain in the a$$ it was to put together.

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3118/dsc03101y.jpg (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/dsc03101y.jpg/)

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8933/dsc03102.jpg (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/dsc03102.jpg/)

GoktimusPrime
11th June 2009, 07:44 PM
My brother and I had 2 STARS bases - one we used for the Autobot base and the other for the Decepticons. So many fond memories. Sadly I've lost both of them now. :(

I took this photo 10 years ago (a recreation of a well known scene from G1) ;)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/matrixquest_stars.jpg

liegeprime
11th June 2009, 08:38 PM
That doesnt look like any G1 matrix I know Gok:D:D

MV75
11th June 2009, 08:38 PM
Got a leader animated megatron today from tru for $40. Hopefully I'll get around to breaking him out tomorrow so he can play with ultra magnus. :)

They had plenty of megs/bulkheads and just one ultra magnus.

Yes, I was surprised.

Also met a non-board fan today too. He saw me holding megatron and initiated conversation with me. Went on for ages, I pointed him to this place of course.

TheDirtyDigger
11th June 2009, 08:42 PM
Guzzle ended up accompanying Yellow Cliffjumper on the strange and perilous journey through the spacebridge to the Diggerverse today.
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4523/tf2q.jpg (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/tf2q.jpg/)

I just gotta say....modern plastic that Tf's are made from just doesn't hold a candle to the stellar light that is G1 plastic. Cliffjumper is rock solid compared to the paper thin reissues.

SentinelPrime
11th June 2009, 09:15 PM
got myself The Legacy of Bumblebee pack.

although the paint sucks, it is cool that they all of the stripes.

BigPenney
11th June 2009, 09:42 PM
Today I picked up the Bumblebee 3 pack.
I mainly got it for the classics but I was also planning on getting a second animated for a wasp custom so this saved me the trouble.

Lugnut
11th June 2009, 09:43 PM
omg i actually have that giant turquoise plane but in black and my little bro had that thing up the top right with the missile again with different colours, ive still got the black one tho, ive got heaps of old transformers, lots of beastwars and a small decepticon in the form of a brown buggy like thing. my collection is definetly growing 16 decepticons, 7 autobots and a whole lotta legends mainly from the first movie.:P

autobreadticon
11th June 2009, 10:00 PM
That's awesome Jgon!

thats frekin awesome, and its G1!!!!!

1AZRAEL1
11th June 2009, 10:17 PM
omg i actually have that giant turquoise plane but in black and my little bro had that thing up the top right with the missile again with different colours, ive still got the black one tho, ive got heaps of old transformers, lots of beastwars and a small decepticon in the form of a brown buggy like thing. my collection is definetly growing 16 decepticons, 7 autobots and a whole lotta legends mainly from the first movie.:P

The Black Jet is Machine Wars Starscream, and I got like 10 of that bastard haha.
Same with the Tank, the one you have is proabaly Machine Wars Soundwave.

liegeprime
11th June 2009, 10:21 PM
The Black Jet is Machine Wars Starscream, and I got like 10 of that bastard haha.
Same with the Tank, the one you have is proabaly Machine Wars Soundwave.

you startin an armada of MW starscreams? :D

1AZRAEL1
11th June 2009, 10:35 PM
you startin an armada of MW starscreams? :D

Actually, thats not a bad idea...
Repaint them, make other ones. hmmmm

blackoptimus
11th June 2009, 10:44 PM
I got deluxe ROTF Sideswipe and Rampage BTW I'm benben2142 if your wondering.

G1Optimal
11th June 2009, 11:38 PM
omg i actually have that giant turquoise plane but in black and my little bro had that thing up the top right with the missile again with different colours, ive still got the black one tho, ive got heaps of old transformers, lots of beastwars and a small decepticon in the form of a brown buggy like thing. my collection is definetly growing 16 decepticons, 7 autobots and a whole lotta legends mainly from the first movie.:P

:)
Envious of your Predator "Skyquake" ("that giant turquoise plane") and Turbomaster "Rotorstom"

"I think you said you acquired Skyquake and Rotorstorm:o:o"

kup
12th June 2009, 12:57 AM
omg i actually have that giant turquoise plane but in black and my little bro had that thing up the top right with the missile again with different colours, ive still got the black one tho, ive got heaps of old transformers, lots of beastwars and a small decepticon in the form of a brown buggy like thing. my collection is definetly growing 16 decepticons, 7 autobots and a whole lotta legends mainly from the first movie.:P

Yeah, you must have the Machine Wars repaints (Starscream & Soundwave). In the original Euro G1 they were unique characters from exclusive euro subgroups called 'Predators' which I am told were also sold in Australia.

Lugnut
12th June 2009, 05:47 AM
haha thanks for that didnt know what he was called till now, i've still got him packed away in a box somewhere, and i think the repaint of rotorstorm is dark brown with a white missile

liegeprime
12th June 2009, 09:36 AM
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/JuneAcquisitions005.jpg

they have arrived, yay! Only 1 more - Electro to look for, and of course the swords of em 2 Decepticons

i_amtrunks
12th June 2009, 10:25 AM
Nice work Liege, Volt is the nicest looking of the Laser Rods.

Paulbot
12th June 2009, 10:39 AM
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/JuneAcquisitions005.jpg

Devasator had to pull the car over so Scorpulator can do its business...

GoktimusPrime
12th June 2009, 10:40 AM
I got movie Depth Charge last night. :)

That doesnt look like any G1 matrix I know Gok
It did in 1999! :) I was already really excited in 1998 when I got Lio Convoy with the Matrix in his chest that you couldn't even take out - a year later when Big Convoy came out with a Matrix that you could remove and that toys could hold... I was just over the moon and I was recreating all kinds of scenes from G1 involving the Matrix like this one. :) A proper G1 Matrix toy came along in 2001 with New Year Convoy - but that Matrix cannot be hand-held, only stored in Prime's chest or dangled around necks. Big Convoy and Masterpiece Convoy are the only toys' whose Matrices can be hand held - and in the case of MP Convoy only because he has articulated fingers. The "handlebars" on Big Convoy's Matrix do look kinda strange, but it's a good way to allow most Transformers, whose hands are sculpted as solid fists, to hold it. :) (providing their fist holes are big enough - G1 Rodimus Prime's are too small :().

TheDirtyDigger
12th June 2009, 10:47 AM
Devasator had to pull the car over so Scorpulator can do its business...

LMAO!!:D

jaydisc
12th June 2009, 11:25 AM
LMAO!!:D

+1 :D :D :D

fatbot
12th June 2009, 11:39 AM
i caved and bought universe countdown and darkwind and got universe blaster chucked in.

what i don't understand though is they give you a free voyager, i hoped that would include the TF1 voyagers, they're $20 cheaper then the TF1 voyagers and the universe, but no go.

G1Optimal
12th June 2009, 12:18 PM
Yeah, you must have the Machine Wars repaints (Starscream & Soundwave). In the original Euro G1 they were unique characters from exclusive euro subgroups called 'Predators' which I am told were also sold in Australia.

I can personally confirm, that the "Predators" and "Turbomaters" where available in Aus..
I know this because, i "had":( brought the whole set of the "Turbomasters" and "Predators" at Australian Store/s
(mostly, at the time from from World 4 Kids... :rolleyes:"

"also" had all the "Lightformers" and "Obliterator Pyro", but... Unfortunately :(., due to personal conflicts (one of them "was" thinking i was to old to still get Transformers.:( ) i threw them out in the bin...
"wishing, i never did that now":(:mad:


haha thanks for that didnt know what he was called till now, i've still got him packed away in a box somewhere, and i think the repaint of rotorstorm is dark brown with a white missile

I think thats a Machine Wars "Sandstorm"?:(:o

MachineWars Sandstorm Pic (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:MachineWars_Sandstorm_toy.jpg)
Source:Tf:wiki (http://tfwiki.net)

Deceptic_Optic
12th June 2009, 12:56 PM
Mixmaster acquired.. 3 to go at Target Eastgardens Westfields. and some megatron voyagers, ransack and depthcharge scouts

Paulbot
12th June 2009, 01:33 PM
I've received the latest issue of the TF Club mag, the ROTF trailer (I think?) from one of those bluetooth-enabled advertising displays at Melbourne Central, and a tube full of TF posters that I posted to myself from California.

TheDirtyDigger
12th June 2009, 01:59 PM
Weapons consignment from therawhyde means my Clones are now armed and ready for battle.
Needlenose's little Nebulan friend, Sunbeam, snuck in for the ride.

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/756/clonesk.jpg (http://img514.imageshack.us/i/clonesk.jpg/)

kurdt_the_goat
12th June 2009, 03:44 PM
Big Convoy and Masterpiece Convoy are the only toys' whose Matrices can be hand held.

Not true! Both the Hybrid Style Convoy's come with a Matrix that they can hold.

dirge
12th June 2009, 03:44 PM
Gok: Why is Landmine in that scene?

Seraphim Prime
12th June 2009, 05:49 PM
Picked me up Universe Countdown and Darkwind from TRU today. Picked up Drop Shot as my bonus Voyager

Also picked up Sideswipe/Sideways, Megatron/Skids, and Optimus/Grindor Robot Heroes.

GoktimusPrime
12th June 2009, 07:48 PM
Picked up the Alliance TPB today as well as the first 3 issues of the RotF comic adaptation -- must...resist... urge... to read!

Gok: Why is Landmine in that scene?
Because he gets killed by Matrix-powered Thunderwing (http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/e/ef/Landminedies.jpg) a moment later. :)

jgon2098
12th June 2009, 07:55 PM
A massive shoutout to crabby for this acquisition.

G1 UK exclusive "The special teams" mail-away cassette.

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/918/dsc03145u.jpg (http://img200.imageshack.us/i/dsc03145u.jpg/)

Wheres the f****** mailer??? lol

Deceptic_Optic
12th June 2009, 08:05 PM
Toys Acquired Today:

-Mixmaster

-Red Alert

-Henkei Optimus Trailer

-Gears of War Kit

http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0341.jpg
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0342.jpg
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0334.jpg
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0335.jpg
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0336.jpg
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0337.jpg
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0338.jpg
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0339.jpg
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0340.jpg
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0331.jpg

1orion2many
12th June 2009, 08:07 PM
:)Something is coming next week for me and when it does I'll put pics up here. 6 figures and all G1 and here is a hint, NO Roller you cannot have it :p:D Roller will get it and cry I think:)

liegeprime
12th June 2009, 11:29 PM
Devasator had to pull the car over so Scorpulator can do its business...

Well it would be a disaster if messed with the plushie seats :p;)

Deceptic Optics: NIce acqui man! Didnt know the Gears box would be that big considering the stuff inside aint full figure just accessos...

liegeprime
12th June 2009, 11:33 PM
:)Something is coming next week for me and when it does I'll put pics up here. 6 figures and all G1 and here is a hint, NO Roller you cannot have it :p:D Roller will get it and cry I think:)

Actionmasters?

1orion2many
13th June 2009, 01:13 AM
Actionmasters?

:)A little bit bigger, was released around 86-87 I think:confused:

valkyrie_76
13th June 2009, 02:20 AM
Oh please do tell 1orion.......pleeeeeeeease so I can tease him :D

Omega Supreme
13th June 2009, 07:19 AM
A massive shoutout to crabby for this acquisition.

G1 UK exclusive "The special teams" mail-away cassette.

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/918/dsc03145u.jpg (http://img200.imageshack.us/i/dsc03145u.jpg/)

Wheres the f****** mailer??? lol

That is a a really nice score there, are the voices done by the original actors ?

Decepticon_Optics - The prime trailer looks great, cheers for all the pretty pictures. You look to serious in the last one, you should be smiling with your haul :)

Deceptic_Optic
13th June 2009, 09:07 AM
Deceptic Optics: NIce acqui man! Didnt know the Gears box would be that big considering the stuff inside aint full figure just accessos...

yeah i know dre i thought it would smaller.

The_Damned
13th June 2009, 11:43 AM
tf2 ransack from kmart this morning he is an awesome little figure, will definitely
getting doubles of this one

GoktimusPrime
13th June 2009, 12:14 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/acquisitions/acquisition_20090613.jpg
Thursday: Depthcharge & Bumblebee alarm clock
Friday: RotF Alliance TPB and RotF comic adaptation (still haven't even peeked inside them yet!)
Today: Ransack

gamblor916
13th June 2009, 02:29 PM
My Botcon haul. Some stuff for others.

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1462/p1010321f.jpg

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/5297/p1010325p.jpg

Deceptic_Optic
13th June 2009, 02:51 PM
My Botcon haul. Some stuff for others.

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1462/p1010321f.jpg

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/5297/p1010325p.jpg

do you any spare ultra magnus?

loophole
13th June 2009, 02:54 PM
well heres my haul from this week

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll214/Loophole83/P6112073.jpg

- SE Drag Strip
- Purple Animated Shockwave with Activator Bumblebee whos noxt going to stay yello for very long ;)
- Animated Cliffjumper
- Universe Dropshot
- G1 Huffer
- G1 Snarl thanks to Omega Supreme
- US Masterpeice Starscream
- Universe Sideswipe for custom stuff :D
- Encore Minibots my first ever G1 re-issues

so thats pretty much my Transformers budget wiped out for the next couple of months :(

Kyle
13th June 2009, 02:59 PM
:)Something is coming next week for me and when it does I'll put pics up here. 6 figures and all G1 and here is a hint, NO Roller you cannot have it :p:D Roller will get it and cry I think:)

Dxxxxxxxxr or Fxxxxxxs Mxxxxxs? :p

enforcer888
13th June 2009, 03:02 PM
ROTF Sideswipe is a bloody great little figure. Have heard that people have had trouble getting him to stand, no problems here. Really impressed and well worth the wait and money.

jgon2098
13th June 2009, 03:04 PM
:)Something is coming next week for me and when it does I'll put pics up here. 6 figures and all G1 and here is a hint, NO Roller you cannot have it :p:D Roller will get it and cry I think:)

RAIDEN!

sifun
13th June 2009, 04:08 PM
samurai prowl! Yay

Fungal Infection
13th June 2009, 04:25 PM
My Botcon haul. Some stuff for others.

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1462/p1010321f.jpg



Red Bumblebee!!! How much did that set you back?

TheDirtyDigger
13th June 2009, 04:46 PM
Red Bumblebee!!! How much did that set you back?

He's not that rare.

Here's one for 22USD + 6 shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/TRANSFORMERS-G1-AUTOBOT-RED-BUMBLEBEE_W0QQitemZ290318126850QQcmdZViewItemQQptZ LH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item43984f0f02&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A1|66%3A2|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1| 293%3A1|294%3A50

Doubledealer
13th June 2009, 04:47 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/AE_King/Ransackcollage.jpg

gamblor916
13th June 2009, 04:50 PM
Red Bumblebee!!! How much did that set you back?

$20 for both.

1orion2many
13th June 2009, 05:06 PM
Dxxxxxxxxr or Fxxxxxxs Mxxxxxs? :p

;)One of those is right Kyle and it's not the first one, you should be able to work it out from there Valkyrie and tease Roller:D

valkyrie_76
13th June 2009, 05:41 PM
heheheh you lucky son of a gun :D

cygnus
13th June 2009, 10:44 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/AE_King/Ransackcollage.jpg

i bought it today as well, it is a great one.

kup
13th June 2009, 11:28 PM
Wow, Ransack is much bigger than I thought

Doubledealer
13th June 2009, 11:56 PM
Wow, Ransack is much bigger than I thought
Haha, I was wondering if my size comparison would confuse some people. ;) Don't worry, that is a scout sized Ramjet (exact, albeit smaller replica of the G1 toy - made by King Toys). So glad Ransack is perfectly in scale with my smaller G1 seekers, he is now the official squadron leader of the mini planes.

Fantastic toy though, and I hope they make a Red Baron repaint one day!

JuzMel
14th June 2009, 12:29 AM
Nice STAR base Jgon, I saw one which ended at ebay for only US$9.99 sometime around end 2007 because the seller didn't know what it was and didn't list it properly. If only I knew then and bought it!

Nice Botcon hauls gamblor! Any extra Botcon toys for me? keke *kidding* :D

Anyway some TF goodness from the last couple of weeks or so:
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/milassilem/Transformers/Tfn-90.jpg
Does anyone know if the Cybertron Complete DVD Series set comes in this form? I always thought it was gonna be packaged in like a box or something with all the DVDs in it? Ah yes I'm talking about the Cybertron series DVDs I've got lying down in the pic above.

And thanks to Doubledealer for Sunstorm although funnily 2 days after he posted it, Sunstorm started to appear in local retail. :rolleyes:

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/milassilem/Transformers/Tfn-91.jpg
ROTF goodies, as promise only those that appear in the movie, for now... hehe :D

Tetsuwan Convoy
14th June 2009, 01:01 AM
Does anyone know if the Cybertron Complete DVD Series set comes in this form? I always thought it was gonna be packaged in like a box or something with all the DVDs in it? Ah yes I'm talking about the Cybertron series DVDs I've got lying down in the pic above.


I assumed it would be a boxed set. Amazon has a cover pic, that looks nothing like the covers of your DVDs thar.
http://www.amazon.com/TRANSFORMERS-CYBERTRON-ULTIMATE-COLL-MOVIE/dp/B0018M6J9K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1244905130&sr=8-1

orionpax1
14th June 2009, 09:00 AM
TC is correct i myself have it as i bought it when i was in the states last year, got it for $40 and unfortunatly you have to have a all region dvd player to watch (luckily i have that).

SentinelPrime
14th June 2009, 10:45 AM
TC is correct i myself have it as i bought it when i was in the states last year, got it for $40 and unfortunatly you have to have a all region dvd player to watch (luckily i have that).

almost all dvd players can have the region unlocked, all you have to do is search on google for the model number, and you will find sequence of button pressing on your remote will unlock your PAL4 dvd player to region free. :D

GoktimusPrime
14th June 2009, 06:45 PM
Don't worry, that is a scout sized Ramjet (exact, albeit smaller replica of the G1 toy - made by King Toys).
In case anyone's wondering, it's a knock off.

kup
14th June 2009, 07:13 PM
My loot for today. A big thanks to Gambor for getting me the Botcon and also to Liege for the Quint.

One of the Ransacks is for Lord_Zed

http://www.geocities.com/wow_frostwolf/loot/140609.jpg

Paulbot
14th June 2009, 07:21 PM
ROTF Legends Springer, JF and Bumblebee from TRU (buy two get one free). Saw Mixmaster at Kmart, and was tempted, but will wait for the soon to come sales.

blackoptimus
14th June 2009, 09:26 PM
Just a quick question, how the hell did animated leader classes get soooo.... cheap "$40"?

Kalixis
14th June 2009, 10:03 PM
I'm assuming because the animated leaders weren't moving as fast off the shelves as they wanted + new movie coming out means they want as much space for ROTF stuff as they possibly can.

GoktimusPrime
14th June 2009, 11:02 PM
Clearance sales ftw. :)

iceburn
14th June 2009, 11:03 PM
wow...ROTF Ransack!! :)

dirge
14th June 2009, 11:08 PM
I didn't take a photo, but a big thank you to kup for Universe Legends Jazz & Hound!!

Yesterday's haul:

http://www.paxeiro.com/newstuff/130609.jpg

Also picked up a second Mixmaster for Goktimus.

Amazingly, Target Hurstville actually had TF stock for once (:

Oh, and Ransack is excellent!!

Vector Sigma 13
15th June 2009, 11:48 AM
almost all dvd players can have the region unlocked, all you have to do is search on google for the model number, and you will find sequence of button pressing on your remote will unlock your PAL4 dvd player to region free. :D

Thanks for the head up! now ive got a region free dvd player!

JuzMel
15th June 2009, 01:45 PM
Ah thanks guys about the notes on the Cybertron DVD set, I asked Icy to have a look and apparently its legitimate ones. They also have a 2008 stamp on them, maybe just a re-issue? Because the seller says 100% guaranteed no fake copies...

Now the only bugger is having to get an all-region DVD player.. :D

GoktimusPrime
15th June 2009, 03:35 PM
Most - but not all DVD players can be region unlocked. Some players are hardwired; Sonys are notorious for this. :(

gamblor916
15th June 2009, 03:54 PM
Now the only bugger is having to get an all-region DVD player.. :D

Most - but not all DVD players can be region unlocked. Some players are hardwired; Sonys are notorious for this. :(

Get a cheap Pioneer player. Great quality and (usually) region free out of the box.

Omega Supreme
15th June 2009, 04:45 PM
Get a cheap Pioneer player. Great quality and (usually) region free out of the box.

That and most models have DivX playback, I also recommend Pioneer Dvd Players.

Gutsman Heavy
15th June 2009, 05:06 PM
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7014/11140609.jpg

My pick-ups from the last week
Waspinator
Countdown
Darkwing
Blaster (tru freebie)
and the superb Red Alert for $45 from local import shop.

SilverDragon
15th June 2009, 05:50 PM
RotF Ransack. He is exceedingly awesome.

loophole
15th June 2009, 06:27 PM
G1 Bluestreak

roller
15th June 2009, 07:49 PM
Beast Wars

transmetal Blackarachnia
transmetal Dinobot
transmetal Scorponok
Beast Machines crappy meal Nightscream
crappy meal Armada smokescreen

kup
15th June 2009, 08:02 PM
Beast Wars

transmetal Blackarachnia
transmetal Dinobot
transmetal Scorponok
Beast Machines crappy meal Nightscream
crappy meal Armada smokescreen

with all their heads and limbs? :p

jaydisc
15th June 2009, 08:03 PM
Botcon Sweeps. Thanks Llamatron!

liegeprime
15th June 2009, 08:38 PM
Botcon Elita 1, another Quint Judge, G1 Accessories (thanks Gamblor!), Natobot Roadbuster accessories ( thanks to Jaydisc and Kup)

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/JuneAcquisitions008.jpg

enforcer888
15th June 2009, 09:30 PM
Mate forgive my ignorance but are the accessories on that seeker? What are they exactly? They look really cool.

liegeprime
15th June 2009, 10:21 PM
Mate forgive my ignorance but are the accessories on that seeker? What are they exactly? They look really cool.

Oh that seeker is my official mascot - Nightfall (custom painted). He carries a silver Starsword -weapon (the combined mode of the 3 jet minicons in Armada). Its included in a pack called "Binaltech arming" - which is a fan made (read unofficial) weapons set consisting of 1 starsword(gold or silver chrome), 3 lightsabers and 1 shoulder missle launcher designed to fit and arm Binaltechs/ Alternators. I got it from ebay yonks ago - singapore, but unfortunately before I could purchase more they got discontinued from being sold on ebay, Im sure they're available somewhere in hobby shops in Singapore and hongkong still.

Doubledealer
15th June 2009, 10:31 PM
Can you please post some more detailed pics of Elita-1 when you get the chance, liegeprime? The armed love boat look is most intriguing. Love her character art too, very nice indeed.