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Bubbah

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  1. He doesn't look too bad, but I'm holding out for the bigger version shown during preview night!
  2. Hello Omega!! I'll wait to see the real thing before getting my hopes too up, but so far, I'm sold... This will probably be the closest thing to a classics Omega Supreme we get.
  3. You know, I'm honestly not sure how I feel about these yet. I love the BB bow (and armed to the teeth, no pun intended) and his new helmet actually looks decent. The rest of them, I've got mixed feelings on. Depending on the show will depend on what I think of these, but I can almost promise kids are going to go nuts for these. Showed them to my 10yr old niece and she loves them already. Plus I've gotta admit, making Ravage to fit SW's chest is pretty good.
  4. Yes the MSRP is still just "Suggested" based on whatever numbers Hasbro crunches to say "this price would be profitable to you." MSRPs is one way for Hasbro to "sell" product to distributors. If the actual price the stores are charging is way above the MSRP, its because the retailer is not seeing a big enough return on profits for that product, or may be a larger portion of their products, hence the price increase. Oh believe me, I know all about how MSRP works. The surprising part is that this was their old MSRP, but during BotCon and SDCC they had it listed as $14.99 and now it's back down? But considering the Cyberverse Commander price ... Someone needs to better proof read their publications haha.
  5. Woah Mama!!! Someone is in for a really bad day!
  6. Also, did anyone notice the suggested retail price for ALL the deluxes? $11.99 :redface
  7. I'm sold! I'm a huge dragon fan, so you give me a Transforming dragon ... Predaking shall be mine!
  8. I totally agree! We all know Arachnid blows. But I keep hearing how great Dreadwing is, and so I finally get him in hand, only to be extremely disappointed! His bot mode is pretty sweet and accurate, but his jet mode leaves a LOT to be desired, he feels like an old school sized deluxe. And his transformation, while pretty decent, feels overly complicated considering how much kibble there is in jet mode. Gas here in Vegas went up $0.45 in about a week while CA was getting hammered. Our prices are luckily lower, but we did see a massive spike. And that alone has made me limit how often I go hunting vs ordering online when it's feasible. Then you add in the shrinking sizes, massively spiking prices (despite MSRP & online prices, including HTS being much lower) and once this years waves of preorders/wants is over with, I'm scaling back big time. Probably dropping all the main lines for retail and may focus entirely on MPs (those badboys are worth every dime to me!). I'm just not getting the same pleasure out of my mainline figures as I used to. (although I do have to admit, RiD Vehicon and FE Starscream are 2 of the coolest mainline figures I've ever purchased, so no regrets there!)
  9. Yeah other than Scout Sandstorm, I haven't seen any if the GDO's or FE yet. Luckily out of the GDO's I'm only really looking for Wheelie, and possibly Laserbeak & Springer. But as soon as they start showing up, I'll try and pick up what I can for people who are looking for something.
  10. Personally I say wait. With them re-releasing her you should be able to find her fairly easily. And if not, there will be alot more in the secondary market so her eBay prices will drop quite a bit.
  11. I agree, the MP line is absolutely beast right now! And with the massive increases in current lines, I'm on the edge of ending my collection (100% complete since A/E/C, and many pieces going farther back) just so I can focus on the MP line exclusively. Just saw a pic earlier for Wal-Mart showing all deluxes at $18.29! Are you serious?!? With the greatness that is the MP line, it is much more deserving of my money!!
  12. They're going to be a TRU store exclusive, but BBTS & Entertainment have shared exclusive rights for online sales as well. Supposedly the entertainment 2 pack (Prime, Megs & the kids) have started showing up already in TRU stores so it could be anytime. As for which ones, I'm going to be looking for the 2 pack, voyager Prime and Deluxe Vehicon. I've already got the voyager Bulkhead, deluxe Starscream, Arcee and regular Cliffjumper and personally love them! Even though the RiD Arcee is a bit more screen accurate, her FE version is a really fun mold. The Bulkhead and Cliffjumper FE molds blow the RiD molds out of the water! Bulkhead especially is a great figure with a really fun and surprising transformation. You get a lot of bot of a deceivingly smaller truck. And FE Starscream is one of my favorite molds! I actually like that mold better than the voyager version. It's even more complex and accurate I think. Personally, I think all the FE are easily worth picking up! :)
  13. I feel ya... Since last month, my wallet has been screaming in pain! MP TC, MP Prime, the GDOs, Prime First Editions, Prime Voyager UM/Thundertron wave on preorder, The Bruticus Case & wave 3 for FOC on preorder, G2 Bruticus, MP Soundwave on preorder ... I'm seriously going to need like 6 months off just to recoup by the end of the year. And that's not including the ones I want but are back burnered for right now (MP Sideswipe and Red Alert). Definitely time to re-evaluate spending habits and figure out WHICH lines I truly want to be totally into. These lil guys look awesome, and I preordered SW in the hopes of these cassettes kicking butt, and they sure haven't let me down! SW is my first MP preorder AND import, instead of waiting for the US, and this is why! Shit, you're preorder/buy list is identical to mine. plus i have a fort max in there. I was lucky to score the 5 Bruticus figures from Fun Pub a few weeks back before they sold out. Was really dreading trying to track those guys down in the store since they're one per case and wave 1 is already piling up on the pegs. These MP's a beautiful and bought on site! Haha yeah I'm so tempted on Fort Max, but $350+ is a bigtime hit for me so for now I'm sleeping on it (and will most likely regret it later haha). I feel ya with Bruticus, honestly the hunt isn't nearly as fun for me as it used to be, but that's an entirely other topic. These MP's though, my god they're gorgeous! I just can't pass them up! They have really raised the bar lately!
  14. I feel ya... Since last month, my wallet has been screaming in pain! MP TC, MP Prime, the GDOs, Prime First Editions, Prime Voyager UM/Thundertron wave on preorder, The Bruticus Case & wave 3 for FOC on preorder, G2 Bruticus, MP Soundwave on preorder ... I'm seriously going to need like 6 months off just to recoup by the end of the year. And that's not including the ones I want but are back burnered for right now (MP Sideswipe and Red Alert). Definitely time to re-evaluate spending habits and figure out WHICH lines I truly want to be totally into. These lil guys look awesome, and I preordered SW in the hopes of these cassettes kicking butt, and they sure haven't let me down! SW is my first MP preorder AND import, instead of waiting for the US, and this is why!
  15. Yeah I wouldn't stress it, I can't see that information being accurate at all. There's no way they would do only 2 per store total. When TC got released here, people were being told there would only be 1 total shipment per store and some stores wouldn't receive any, and look how that turned out. Don't worry, as long as he's for sure going to Canada, you should have more than 2 per store.
  16. I would love to see this be UM as long as he has a proper/ trailer armor! If it is him, I can die happy, my 3 favorite characters will have the MP treatment, got Grimlock, Soundwave is preordered and Magnus is the last of my trio!
  17. Ironhide doesn't look too bad. The red really shows off the details of the mold a lot better than the black does, I kinda like it. However Starscream ... What the hell did they do?!? They actually gave him the US MP paint scheme, including insignias, scorch marks, and what should be the red shoulders/intakes. I actually feel bad for my MP, this guy is just embarrassing to it haha.
  18. I've been reading these and haven't seen a hint of Unicron, and Primus has only been used to explain their origins, he hasn't shown up in any current day event. And while I agree the previous ongoing series was very lack luster (to say the least), the new ones are really good. RiD is pretty good, but the Mtmte book is hands down one of my favorite reads in the last few years, including non TF books. It has a large focus on smaller named characters, has a good story line and is downright hilarious at times. IDW has certainly done right with this one :)
  19. I'm by no means an expert, but I have some experience with this. As far as just touching another toy after touching the corrosion, you should be ok. If you touched liquid fluid, your first priority is going to be your safety since it can be extremely hazardous. Once it dries though and you get that crusty corrosion it's not nearly as bad and extremely unlikely to be transferred to another toy from your hands (although after touching the crust, it's still hazardous to you and I wouldn't reccomend liking your fingers or anything haha). If the corrosion was directly touching another piece, then there might be some transferrance, but it'll be minimal. As for cleaning and permanent damage, it all depends on the type on the quality of plastic you're dealing with. A warm water & detergent mixture (like dish soap) should be able to clean most of it off. It may take a while, but nothing beats a bit of elbow grease and care. Use something too strong and you risk ruining the plastic. A firm bristle toothbrush will work good to help, and if you're dealing with metal, a small wire brush will work too, but will rip up plastics and scuff them really bad. If you're dealing with a tougher batch of corrosion that won't clean with warm water & detergent, check with an auto parts store, they usually have some solvents that clean battery corrosion, and some of them are safer for use on plastics then others, but you run a greater chance of plastic damage vs the water/detergent. The most important thing to remember is that the corrosion is extremely dangerous to you so you should make sure to wear some rubber gloves or somethig while cleaning it and if you get any on you, wash it off. It's an acid and so water will dilute it dropping the hazard greatly.
  20. He's back up! But there's a catch .... Some browsers aren't showing it. I checked with my phone (iPhone 4, iOS 5 using the full site, not their mobile site) and he didn't show up. But I heard he was still there, so I went to my desktop (Windows 7, IE8) and he shows up there, so I got my order in ... If you're looking for him, and it's coming back as "No Results Found", use a different device or browser, because some people can only find it with their phones, which is the opposite of my issue ... and good luck! TRU Transformer Masterpice Optimus Prime
  21. Oh hell yes ... Could be the best episode of the series so far! Between being in awe and the little one liner jokes, I loved it! What an awesome episode!!
  22. Lol and let me guess, it's more of a "horror movie" type chill rather than the "I can't believe that hot chick just asked me out" kind? :)
  23. Well the preorder has been gone for a few hours now, and I missed out. Hopefully they'll pop him back up like with TC, TC was a pain & I want Prime more ... It's gonna be a long upcoming few weeks haha
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