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  1. Well, got the latest wave in of generations and i've gotta say, i'm impressed. Starscream is pure win. love this fig, the only downside is (to me anyway) his legs look a little blocky and stiff. and as Exvee pointed out in his review, the peg holes for his weapons get stressed rather easily. Air Raid is pretty cool as well, and a great use of the shockwave mold. his weapons are bulky and impractical but still awesome. the new chest piece, head, and the colors really differentiate it from shockwave. his giant gunblade of death folds up under the main part of the alt mode though, throwing off balance pretty badly, but still a solid figure. Ultra Magnus is a great re-use of a mold as well. everyone was saying that that mold would look better as magnus anyway and we were all right. the gun/blade combination is really well executed, and a blast (hah!) to play with....um...i mean pose...and...set up and stuff.....like adults....yeah, adults. only thing i can say bad about it is the head looks a little disproportionately small, but given that his head is more involved than primes (i.e. the stacks) and it still had to fold up in the same space, i can forgive that. Sideswipe is a wonderful upgrade of Jazz. the re-shelling of this fig really changes the complete look of both the bot mode and the alt mode. the bfg is a bit unwieldy but still cool, didn't actually know it folded up until reading Exvee's review. Kickback imo is absolutely awesome. i know this is going to sound a bit like blasphemy but i've never really cared for the insecticons, and even completely passed on the reissues a few years ago at tru (even when discounted to 20$) and never felt guilty about it. but this figure is amazing. the colors are perfect (maybe not for the character, but they look damn good on this mold) and i love the way his legs fold up and you basically turn the bot mode inside out for the alt mode and vise versa. the bot mode just looks so cool standing there all intimidating. the disc launcher is very large and cumbersome but i prefer his blades/wings anyway. just never been a fan of beast modes, but it's pulled off really well in this fig. still don't like the overall shrinkage of the deluxes though. also visited ross yesterday due to these boards stating that prime had hit there and got very lucky i had passed on preordering thundertron at bbts because again....don't really care for beast modes (and yes, i know beasthunters is coming) but picked him up for somewhere around 11 bucks yesterday, and pretty cool fig. i've yet to discover if the blade locks into the open position like Ultra Mag's hammer did but i've got it tied with a clear rubber band (and the batteries removed so i don't get blinded everytime i fiddle with it) but love the whole pirate theme. read somewhere that his removable foot can turn into a parrot, and i can see that, i just don't know how to attach it after that. it looks to me like the peg is supposed to be the beak with the claws as tail feathers. (it may be in the instructions...i honestly don't know, i've not looked at instructions for a transformer since RiD Megs and Galvatron.....and still have to break those out from time to time) but anyway, cool figure. and SCORE, nabbed three vehicons for 6 bucks apiece. never found this fig in any store till now. and reading on here how awesome they were was frankly starting to tempt me to visit ebay. but gotta say all the praise heaped upon this figure is well deserved. looks very cool in both modes. someone had said the alt mode looks like a batmobile and i can totally see that. very glad to have found them. also available were rumble (frenzy? whichever name they used) and kup for 5.99 also, but i had ordered those from bbts a while ago. so if you need vehicons, hit up ross. also, F-4 Phantom arrived the other day as well, and this is a sweet figure. the size comparison from G1 to this thing is mindblowing when you think about how much bigger Superion is going to be. Another great fig from TFC. and on a final note my miniwarriors hench fig had arrived from bbts a while ago without a head...well now he is complete. bbts came through for me. i was honestly suprised, as initially i was told i'd have to send it back and basically re-order the fig, but seeing as how they had risen the price of the fig by 20 bucks at the time i was hesitant to do that. after being out of town for a week i noticed that the price had dropped back down so i shot them an e-mail asking about it. long story short, they got in a new supply and just sent me the missing part in my latest pile of loot. gotta say, he looks a lot better complete than he did before. and the more g1 face on the back of the head is a nice touch.
  2. just noticed on bbts the repaints for the originals are listed at $40 apiece. that's one hell of a markup for a new coat of paint. granted that they're much more limited productions runs and that bumps up the price a little, but from $18 or so to $40? wow
  3. well, TRU masterpiece prime arrived in the mail today....but unfortunately my wife says i can't open it until christmas. (though i may be able to wear her down over the next couple days) so, um....as for my verdict....it's a really nice package? it's sitting on the shelf next to all the other masterpiece's, human alliance's and alternators (all opened, mind you), in front of the original mp 01 prime with the justitoys trailer (too cheap to spring for the official takara one). and it's taunting me with all it's unopened glory, mocking me with it's potential awesomeness. it's smacking around my imagination with...oh you get the idea, it's calling to me must...resist.... can't....defy...wife...
  4. love these guys, and have all four. only problem is my hench arrived from bbts w/o a head. got an e-mail into them to (hopefully) get a replacement head, though i like the bigger size, but also wish all four were the same size as well. the two newer ones are almost deluxe sized. (and with the new smaller deluxes, they may be)
  5. okay, finished opening the haul, and i gotta say i totally agree with Transmitte on all points on kup and rumble. love the way the lower arms on kup transform (much like masterpiece sideswipe's arms come to think of it). the only thing i'll add is that the only thing that really makes rumble identifiable as rumble is the pile drivers, other than that he could almost be any robot. there's nothing that just screams "RUMBLE" to me. cool little fig though. Bruticus is pretty awesome. yes he looks a little lanky, yes his arms are a little wonky, and yes his gun looks like a giant mess of combined parts, BUT he's still bruticus and he's awesome. some of his parts seem thin and on the verge of being brittle (namely the arms on Onslaught). I think my favorite is Brawl (though that's probably my macho tank-loving man genes talking *grunts like tim taylor*) i may be wrong but i think these figs are bigger than wave one of the WFC figs (i'm just too lazy to break out prime or shockwave to find out). Sideswipe is pure awesome, absolutely freaking amazing figure. the ONLY thing i can think of that's at all negative is that the port on the roof for his gun in alt mode is a little tight and it might eventually cause paint wear over time. the mini warriors are great too, thought there was a problem with one of mine, Hench arrived with no head. i've shot bbts an email about it so maybe it'll be resolved, though i've never had a return with them so i don't know how they handle it. love the way his legs fold over to reduce kibble too (just looks weird to see him w/o a head...) Ufo is a cool little fig, great idea that they included the stand with it, only complaint is the head can be a little hard to pop out as it's rather tight, may just be mine though. oh, also got Hegemon in today, and i can't say enough good things about this fig. it's absolutely amazing. great rendition of a great character. so...other than that disappointing business with the cheap feel of ultra mags, a pretty awesome haul. (and honestly ultra mags is a great fig....he just has a thin, cheap feel to him). oh and his hammer/gun thing is a little floppy right out of the box, but love the fact that his weapon actually has a locking clip to keep it in hammer mode, just have to take out the batteries otherwise the led will stay on full time. Forgot to mention this is the Voyager version of Ultra Mags, not the deluxe. (don't have him...yet)
  6. okay, my pile of loot arrived today, and among all the awsomeness which includes masterpiece sideswipe, generations bruticus, kup and rumble, the two new mini warriors.....and voyager ultra mags (as well as some misc. marvel universe figs). i gotta say...i love my hasbro and rarely order tak/tomy...but this ultra mags feels cheap as hell. haven't opened anything else yet, but had to let you guys know the plastic quality is very very poor on this thing. even had some untrimmed plastic flash on his hammer/gun thing. the figure itself is great, love the transform sequence and everything (very animated feel to it) it's just the plastic feels so brittle i'm afraid i'm going to snap it. i'm almost afraid of opening kup, rumble and bruticus for fear of the same cheap feel. i know they raised prices but i didn't think that meant lower quality. it's totally possible that this is relegated soley to my fig, but be wary.
  7. ahh, so this is the sixth figure. was wondering when we heard that it was going to be a six fig combiner. intigrated weapons, a transforming shield, this guys shaping up to be all kinds of awesome.
  8. The price of collecting is hitting rather hard right now. I had no problems tossing the money out there for Hercules and Giant, and now TFC Superion (Uranus?) but the 350 price tag on the reissue of Fort Max? I guess it's because it's all at once rather than broken up into small(er) chunks of 100 bucks apiece but still...I'm on the fence. My wife is like "sure, get it, you've always wanted it" but that price is hard to swallow. Actuallly cancelled the Photron set that just came in, though it does look really cool, but I already have the other third party camera (whose name i cant remember right now).
  9. really? out of all the other great G1 figs that could use an encore release they go with G2 devs? granted i know it's just a recolor of a mold they're already released and thus easy to produce at a lower cost, but still. i want my technobots dammit!
  10. i've been burning up xbox live lately with the indie games and found quite a few little gems for a buck apiece. costume quest is a great game, as is almost anything from double fine productions (psychonauts is still one of my all time favorite games) still play plants vs zombies regularly did pay full price for skyrim though and have absolutely no regrets about it, that game is mind-blowingly awesome. forced myself to wait for the price on assassin's creed revelations to drop to 40 bucks though and i love the assassin's creed games so that was rough but i'm definatley looking foward to foc
  11. yeah, i was perusing the list and noticed that the new igear minibots are now 35 bucks. i actually got rager and spray and love them, but at 20 dollars i can justify (bullshit myself) that price for a 3rd party fig more easily. now i remember reading that the new ones are going to be a bit bigger but still that's too much for a superfluous purchase to me.
  12. oh, also forgot to mention the obvious marvel legends and dc univers classics. actually have every wave of legends before toybiz went under....got the first wave of hasbro legends, after that...not so much. though the new wave looks really cool. really liking ghost rider. Recently had to start picking and choosing the dc classics as i'm running out of space, only got two of the nekron wave figs (green arrow and red arrow) and of course the dc direct arkham asylum and arkham city figs (that bane is awesome, just lacking in articulation...though that's pretty standard for dc direct)
  13. transformers of course but also anything that resembles a huge robot. loving the kotobukiya armored core figs. they're very reminicent of the gundam models but i think they're so much cooler as they have more detail. joes absolutely. just got in the bbts exclusive slaughters marauders and dreadnoks (mostly for the dreadnoks, though) and have to mention minimates. absolutely love these guys. recently had to cancel a bunch of preordered 'mates simply because i have so many that at this point it's basically just getting rehashes of characters i already have (though i did get all the marvel vs capcom ones) do miss the dc 'mates though.
  14. this is no different from the same pattern that other childrens shows follow. every episode of dora, blues clues, bubble guppies etc. childrens shows follow the same pattern, and this is definately a childrens show
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