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  1. I posted picts... ok it's sixshot, shockblast in green, aka shockwave. I forgot about tit shock, it would be a cool fig, and I agree PLASTIC versions would be just as good, but tit's scale is still kinda small. Original shock and jetfire were on par with each other, so the only shock out that fits is Energon. Turn the feet backwards, so the large toe is in the back, ignore the big lumbering arm, and the extra cannon thing on his other arm, and enjoy.
  2. Masterpiece are not classics, I have probably 16 variations of the classics seekers (minue doubles of the same character, like I have the first Starscream from the US, but not the second or the Henki, and minus G2TC and G2 RJ). If you are on par with Classics Skyfire, then the MP toys are way too big. Besides G1, which I have pretty much all the variants and then some, plus making more customs little by little, there is nothing else. RobotMasters? Naw they kinda stunk. Action Masters. I have em, and I love em, but they are AM's and a world all their own. (custom Warp and Cracker of course, with G2 Cracker and US Screamer). WST? Have em all and then some. (the 6 original seekers, G2 set, Acid, Sun, Dead, I think a glow in the darker snuck in there too). Thank you Hero! Way too small for the classics shelf, they need a shadow box all their own. Hmm, that reminds me, maybe I need to suggest to Hero that he make a WST jet in G2 TC colors??? Hmmm... No I have come to the conclusion that Energon Shockblast/wave is the way to go. And I will custom paint the 6shot variant of ol blast Gray to become Astro Magnum. Will have to live with the horrible gun arms, until I figure out what to do with them...
  3. That's a very tempting idea, but of course, as usual, my ShockBLAST/wave, is somewhere burried in storage. I wonder if the clear plate on 6's back can be used on shock's front? Then they can both have the red chest. But still, another project, painting this bad boy gray to stand among the classics.
  4. http://forums.TFormers.com/talk/index.php?app=gallery&image=21304 Yes, I think I have to go with Energon Shockwave over FOC. Both arms having all those guns is annoying, and the transform is kinda weird, but it's the right scale robot for the shelf.
  5. http://forums.TFormers.com/talk/index.php?app=gallery&image=21303 I saw the FOC Shockwave and ran out to get one, Walmart was sold out, Target had just one. $15??? JEESE!!!! I brought it home, took it out of the box, not very impressed with the transform, but the bot is rather cool. I want to chop the wings off and figure out how to make it turn into a GUN! Or something. Then I stood it up next to my custom Classics Blue Bluestreak, and he's a shrimp! So it's a smaller scale, $5 more, and doesn't transform into a gun. Sigh... After thinking about it, and custom painting it like Shackwave/Astro Magnum thoughts, I remembered the Energon Shock. Scowered my usual hunting grounds, and found one (along with a UGLY, but AWESOME Combination Robot 17-in-1 in the box, AKA that ugly Voltron/Omega Supreme KO)... Have them both pictured to the link above... So, which should be present on the collection shelf for the classics. Perhaps there will be a larger, KO version of the FOC Shockwave I can wait for? I'm really leaning more towards the Energon one. I already have the purple version in storage, so I picked up the greenish one, I'd SOOOOO rather see in Gray. It's a proper size I think, I'll have to stand it up next to Classics Jetfire.. yes. Next photo.
  6. I heard, they pulled the plug on GiJoe, because they HAVE to re-work the movie because of 3 things. 1. The script SUCKED, so they want to do it better. 2. They killed off Duke, because the actor, who is too young for the part of Duke in the first place, went all Magic Mike and could not film, so they arn't killing him now. 3. They want to re-vamp it in 3D. Which is a stupid idea because 3D is not going over well (John Carter), it cost too damn much and if it's just for 4 minutes of action, it is SOOOOOO not worth it! There's MILLIONS of bucks at stake, and MILLIONS already LOST since they started promoting the movie, and the toy line, only to have it put off until next year. The ROCK, has to get paid. You think he and Bruce are going to sit there and not get their money? NO. Call me Joe. BARF! Point here in this Joe rant, Hasbro re-invents the TF's, just about every year. It's not a bad thing just because they have not quite hit the stride of the original series when it first appeared, and could not be kept on the shelves for a Xmas. Most are way out there, like the bay-formers, and I for one am not a huge fan, own a handfull and I'm GLAD because I'm trying to buy a HOUSE and all that money wasted would have sunk it for me. Eventually, they will re-boot the TF movies, and hopefully step BACK to 1984's Search for Energy theme, with classic Transformers we can recognize from the source material. OR, they can hand it over to Stiller, who can turn it into a not funny parody, where Megatron is a hair dryer, and Prime is a beat up old dump truck, searching for his lost load... Some of what they do we'll like (Classics and Masterpiece!) most, because it's not G1, or it simply doesn't make sense to a fanboy like us - we won't. 4AM rant ends.
  7. Hasbro took a huge HIT with the flop of a movie Battleship. They laid off a bunch of people, one semi famous fan boy friend of mine included. Retailers may have lost some faith in them as well, so smaller retail space? Or is it that we're so used to SOOOOOOO much space on the shelves for 2 or 3 TF lines at a time, that now that the movie line from last year should be fading away by now, we're cut to just 2? Part of the FUN of collecting is the HUNT! If it were just up to GETTING everything we want immediately, it's fricking BORING! Target sucks for toy stock. They are usually late, or short stocked, and Walmart usually beats them by a couple cents. Support your local Toys R Us. Spend a iddy biddy bit more, and keep our only national toy store chain a float. Before all we have is on line, and tar-zay & walmart, or K-mart for that matter. 3AM rant, concluded.
  8. http://bigfleamart.com/ My site. Come sell stuff on there for free! No fee's. No BS. Promote your stuff, get noticed, wheel and deal all you want, site gets hits from around the world. Reminds me, I REALLY gota take the sold stuff off there and update the thing. I just havn't had the time, trying to find a HOUSE. Did I mention there are NO FEE's. Restrictions? Just nothing Illegal. Like you can't sell your little sister because she steals all your mom's attention. No dead parrots here, unless you're a monty python skit. Oh and I'm the toy moderator, so worried about selling that Megatron WITH OUT THE ORANGE TIP??? Fa-get-about it! Oh wait, arn't KO's Illegal? As long as nobody is tryin to push a KO as the real thing, post away! You control what you post, sell, don't sell, trade, swap, what ever, it's your business and we don't charge ya squat! Scammers will be screened out, there are no credit card numbers or anything of value to be hacked from the site. SO you are totally safe to trade here. Most asked question I've had so far: Is my Skyhammer still for sale? YES! The guy who had it on hold bailed. I do trades too. I'm currently looking for a decent deal on: Botcon G2 Thundercracker Club toy G2 Ramjet Club toy Over-Run aka Runabout (the black one). Botcon Road Rage aka Turbo Tracks I have a cool Blockman set for sale I SOLD my Omegatron/Black Omega Supreme, so sorry, it's gone. And I can't find my extra Fortress X, decided not to sell it anyway, will look good in display, I might even custom paint it a different color and finish the missing bits with custom parts. Need my house to do the custom work, but can't buy the house until I sell the customs... ARG! Visit my site! If you can post a picture on Facebook, you can post something on your 'Table' just as fast and easy! http://bigfleamart.com/
  9. The head bolt connected to the neck bolt, while the neck bold connected to the shoulder bolt, so hear the word of primus the lord... Hot Glue Gun fixes all!
  10. I was talking to this semi famous guy Dave, he's an interesting guy, has a store in the Columbus Flea Market, NJ, and scowers the mart, every single weekend, buying up what ever toys he can get for a good deal. Been a fixture there for 30 years easy. Told his house is full of toys, are are his vehicles... But that's not the story I'm shootin for. He told me about this other guy, collects nothing but TF's. Anything, and everthing Transformers. Buys 3 of everything in the store, from the littlest part to the biggest. Said he visited this guys house, and it was like a dump truck full of TF's just unloaded in the living room. You want to sit on the couch? Dig your self a spot. Gota go to the bathroom? Dig your way in. Wanna go to bed, hope you like sharing your TF bed sheets with a hundred of his favorite TF's. I don't know who he is, but he lives in my general area. I can only imagine the broken bot dreams this guy has around the house, lord primus help him if he has a pet. Can you imagine the dust, grime and dander that lurks beneath the plastic gold? I am glad that I'm over having to buy EVERYTHING TF related. I think Beast Wars broke me of that.
  11. I think the dust bunnies have taken Grand Max, and made it their home under the bed. I remember it wasn't that long ago, when someone here (BaCon) thought I was full of it when I said I had a GRB, which just so happened I had it out of storage in my old room and took picts of it promptly. I find it unlikely that someone bought a Grandmax in a garage sale, more like it was a Brave Max and he got the names mixed up. It's not impossibe. Some people just like to make stuff up, I remember a chat I had back when the internet was young, some dope tried to tell me his Dad worked for Takara and he had a Unicron... And who cares. The old saying goes, He who dies with the most toys, still dies - no fear. This guy is on his way for some serious respiratory issues with all that dust. I'm really close to getting my dream house with my Wife, and in it will be the collection display I have always wanted... air cleaner built into the plan to cut down the dust. Glass doors on the display cases to seal it off, air cleaner on the bottom shelf, and turn it on from time to time, letting it run. I do not, nore have I ever claimed to have a Grand Max. I've had 4 FT Maxes, have 1 now (missing a dang leg cannon and some other bits I don't care about) and a Brave Max. Plus a bunch of KO bits, like Cerebrose and Cog (chromed with red and blue bits that goes with Brave Max rather nicely). Ok, skimmed through the video. No Grand Max here. If a home makeover show would come to this guy's house, they'd have to rent a truck to come take each toy out, wash it and store it until proper display cases could be made. Old Grocery Store displays are a good idea for boxes, but not for displaying collectables. Too much clutter and too much dust-cleaning. I know I had some shelves like that and tossed them. Please remember, plastic is very flamable. Walls covered in plastic treasures could be someone's doom. And pet snakes, need water and make waste, that gets into the air, on your bots and starts eating away at the stickers and paint. Have a snake room, and leave the bots to their own. update #3. Just look at that second picture, 3 or 4 different types of shelving. It just looks like CRAP! If you are that nuts about TF's, get some IKEA shelving units or something, those closet organizers, and do up the whole room with them, properly. It just looks aweful, and i know, I have a storage locker full of bots my self. My wife would shoot me. Look at the wasted space in that second picture, there is about 4 feet from the one side to the ceiling. DO narrower shelves and taller. MAXIMIZE your space man! And the ceiling, hang some posters on the ceiling! Why not? Or have a big Bot or Con symbol painted on it. Everything looks cooler, properly displayed, not cluttered, and behind glass. Go to the dollar store and get some of those cloest lights that stick on to anything. Open the glass door and they come on automatically, or go to Ikea and spend $50 on that wireless light kit idea... $5 for 5 lights or $50 for 4? Shadow boxes for smaller collections, like the minibots in one nice frame, hanging on the wall would ROCK! not just a pile of plastic that fight to be seen? ug.
  12. uuuuoooooooohhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! I would have LOVED to see a place like that. I really want to get a hold of the reverse colored Classics Warpath... I tinkered around with a color change for this character, constructicon green, might be too much like the green this bot was supposed to come in. So thinking a nice black custom might be very interesting. NOW I just have to find a cheap parts bot to use...
  13. What's a Furyu? It's the Japanese name for one of the coolest Takara Transforming robots that was never a Transformer. In the Gao Gai Gar series, the story goes 2 AI computers are created and placed inside a powerful set of transforming trucks, one blue crane, Hyoryu and one red fire engine, Enryu. These are some kick arese toys that transform into very cool robots and then can combine to form a super robot, Symmetrically like the Jetfire/Skyfire combiner from the TF Animated series. Later they made a second set of constuction bots, same trucks, different attachments, these 2 came with a dump truck flat bed, the yellow Rairyu, and his green counterpart with cement mixer Furyu. So, back to the front. Some time ago, I bought a loose lot of TF's from the bay, and was delighted to find another one of these cool robots, and it came with it's parts as well to my delight. Only on thing bugged me, it's the wrong color? They didn't make silver/gray ones. Being that it had the combiner parts and even came with the robot head, I imagined someone made a KO of this set and somewhere out there, there is another variant waiting to be found. I even made a post on here, with pictures of the thing asking if anyone knew what the other truck looked like. Not one response to solve the mystery. Today, after explaining how much fun I had tracking down what the RoadBots were, I remembered this little mystery. I just did some new google searches for KO Gao Gai Gar toys and BINGO, someone on Flicker had a set of 4 of these, boxed, under the Galaxy Defenders banner. YES! Finally I know where this came from! Now I will see what the KO makers did to his partner. What cool color did they change it into? Black? Constructicon GREEN??? I zoom in on the picture to see.... Yellow. The 2 sets are almost identical colors to their originals, except this one Silver bot. WHY!!!! WHY!!!!!! WHY!!!!!! Change just the ONE COLOR???? But none of the rest????? Here's this person's picts. Special thanks to them for solving the mystery for me. And DAMN THE KO CO!!! For not following through with the other variant needed here! It's gonna KILL ME to hunt down either the blue one or the yellow one, loose, and custom paint that sucker into one of the 2 colors I was hoping to see. I think Constructicon green would be outstanding!
  14. All this sparked ANOTHER mystery Transforming robot, which after explaining it to my friend via email today, I found in 3 seconds and solved it. Posting that story elsewhere...
  15. http://screen.yahoo.com/famous-parts-turned-down-by-famous-stars-29876024.html I was interested to see a Yahoo News video on what star's turned down what Iconic roles, and in some of the interviews with randowm people on the streets of LA, you can clearly see someone dressed as Movie Bumblebee walking around!!!???!???!?!?!??! I took 1 screen grab and posted it to my random photo's folder. http://forums.TFormers.com/talk/index.php?app=gallery&album=1482 My wife was waiting to see who turned down the role Julia Roberts got in Pretty Woman, and I kept laughing because Bumblebee was wandering around behind them. CLassic!
  16. http://forums.TFormers.com/talk/index.php?app=gallery&album=1485 Thankfully they posted both these NOT transformers along side a version of Classics Optimus, and both are about the same size, and on par with MP Sideswipe (probably should be a tad bigger actually but hey...) SO these are your choices Transfans! The NOT Ironhide the NOT Ratchet or wait a bunch more years for a official MP to come out from Takara? Choose. How much do each of these cost? Which comes with better stuff? Which looks better? Which is better made?
  17. I figured it out, and I was mostly right with my assumption. ROADBOTS! Nifty looking transformer like toys. Trucks and things with interchangable parts. Seems I have parts from 3 different sets, all wound up into this one lot. Head belongs to a different truck, as does the drive section and the crane bit, but all 3 belong to the same toy line. Remarkable bots. That was FUN tracking the info down, even found a MOC one on Ebay that I just bought. http://www.battlegrip.com/?tag=roadbots check out the review.
  18. https://bigfleamart.com/content/mystery-blockman-botparts#comment-20 I posted a little blirb on my web site + a pict. I need info on this toy, it kinda works like blockman, but I only have the 3 pieces. Please take a look and school the old schooler!
  19. you mean this isn't the droid I'm looking for???
  20. I like it. Very cool, grabs some from Grim and Mag. Power Master bot looks very cool indeed. If I had a lot of money, I'd get this. But there are a lot of other things coming out that I'd rather get my hands on first. Love Fansproject's work, and hope to get one some day... how's it look in Black? A Nemesis Prime deco? But I'm buying a house, budget time for the grown ups. MP TC and OP coming to TRU later this year MP SW and SS + RA ooming out in japan THEN there is the classics VW Bug upgrade to BB I'm spent for the rest of the year right there.
  21. They could re-tool/use molds... and make wheeljack out of sunstreaker. BUT I would prefer they get the clearance to use 30 year old dead car designs and make ALL the old school G1 car's as they were. WE have the classics line to reuse and cleaverly slightly reverse the toys to get different characters. This is probably THE LAST shot at the PERFECT Transformers collection. I highly doubt they will ever make a better version of the original Sideswipe. No movie influences no cheap short cuts, the repaints they can get out of each mold is enough already no substitutions of different car models No dumming down the pose-ability no skipping the details and don't skimp on the extras, like a tow line and speakers for jazz, rocket pack for side swipe, things like that! As for the use of die-cast parts. I don't care. I have a TON of the Binaltech/Alternators toys, and it really does not make any difference to me what they are made of. If it keeps the cost down, plastic all the way! (Besides it's a Lambor, they are fiberglass bodies anyway) I REALLY was not going to even consider getting Sideswipe, or Soundwave, but after seeing them with the new MP prime, and the fact that Prime is coming out in the US, I'm looking forward to seeing these in person. And one last thing. One word. One important word. A word that I want to see for the next MP mold to come around, besides MP Blaster... PROWL! Not a nison, honda, subaru, accura or anything in the likes. Datsun Fairlady Z! And dare I even ask for a Blue one????
  22. They can already get all 5 variations of this mold, Sun could give us 3 or 4. I think they can make enough money off us with these 5 to warrant another mold for sun. Sideswipe Red Alert Clamp Down G2 Sideswipe Tiger Tracks Sun would grant us Sunstreaker Red Sun Police Sun Black Sun In the classics universe line, I have all the Sideswipe variants listed, still working on the red sunstreaker, you'd think it would be easy, but where do I get a decent sideswipe and the head to swap??? I have 4 junker Sun's and only 1 has a head. SOB!!!!
  23. This picture is a mystery and a mennance! New Starscream, I am NOT buying that. We JUST get TC coming out in the states and they make another SS? So the fan Soundwave they show is on par with the older Starscream, so this new one is about the same as the new SS and Oppy. And the cassettes are looking good, I'm still not sure on what scale they are, but they could be all new sized. I wonder if the KO oversized tapes will match them in scale? If the MP Soundwave does come out with all 3 or 4 tapes, pushing the $200 mark, right now I would get that. There may still be hope to see the fan made product to be produced, or they could change gears and get blaster out, at least a year before Takara. DID the fan products prompt Takara to step it up with the MP line for us??? Right now, I think having Sideswipe, and Mimi MP Prime would be the start of the ultimate collectors grade collection.
  24. I am borrowing this pict from http://www.collecticon.org/ Its of this third party soundwave and laserbeak side by side with takara's soundwave and laserbeak. "acoustic wave" There is also a blaster out there, on par with acoustic wave. So these could be available long before Takara's official MP. I can't even decide which I like better, the fan made or the official laserbeak. Both look pretty good. I think the fan made version is more geared to the original toys, while the Takara one hits the charcters from the show. just go to google images search and type in masterpiece soundwave or blaster and there's tons of pictures. I can't wait to see more picts of the other cassettes. Really wish we knew the size of the takara tapes. BOTH the fan company and takara see to be coming out with versions of the original 3 molds Takara's pict shows a gray rumble with guns, while the fan product shows blacked out versions of the bot tapes with the pile drivers on. Until I know more, my oversized KO G1 soundwave works for me.
  25. I pulled picts of both and did a side by side yesterday. I have to say it's a tough call which to buy over the other. NEW pictures of the Takara official release show Rumble, Ravage and Laserbeak, so it has a HUGE edge over the 3rd Party... HOWEVER, the 3rd party has shown the scale, and DOES work with the original cassettes, and we already haanve a new Ravage that works well with that, thank you hastak. So we don't know what size the new Takara version will be. I'm also not sure about the price tags, pre-purchase for Takara's is upwards of $170!!! OUCH! If that comes with at least all 3 cassettes then OK, but sold seperately for say, $50 a piece I'll have to sell a kidney or get into a 5 year payment plan! Fan Made toy also has a Blaster coming out, same scale. And its coming SOON, as opposed to at least a year from now for Takara, IF at all. Comparrison wise, in the side by side, IF the scale of the Takara toy is on par with the MP seekers, as the 3rd party is, or bigger (could those cassettes be normal cassette sized???) I have to say the Takara toy is a better toy. Why? Looking at the tape deck mode, the detail is better, the shoulders look better, the pin stripes coming off the tape door and flowing into the speakers look better. Hiding the leg kibble in robot mode looks better. It looks to be just as pose-able as the 3rd party toy. Now the joints for the legs might be more flimzy, but this is TAKARA dang it! The material HAS to be better than the fan made stuff! As long as he can pivot at the mid section and point with the finger, it should be better than the fan made toy. Still really tough. Price tag might be 1/2 what the official toy is running for (through import stores with another mark up). Are there 3rd party tapes coming out?
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