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    My Non-TF Haul For Mon. 11/29/2010

     

    Book(s)/Yu-Gi-Oh Related:

    x1 Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Trading Card Game - Valuable Book #13-(Online Store: CDJapan.co.jp}

    x1 Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Duel Terminal Acceleration-Guide #04-(Online Store: CDJapan.co.jp}

     

    Lego Minifigures > Series #3:

    x2 #8803 Random Lego Minifigure(s)-{Store: Meijer}

     

    49-MyHybridHauL_FOR_11-29-10.jpg

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    My Non-TF Haul For Mon. 11/29/2010

     

    Book(s)/Yu-Gi-Oh Related:

    x1 Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Trading Card Game - Valuable Book #13-(Online Store: CDJapan.co.jp}

    x1 Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Duel Terminal Acceleration-Guide #04-(Online Store: CDJapan.co.jp}

     

    Lego Minifigures > Series #3:

    x2 #8803 Random Lego Minifigure(s)-{Store: Meijer}

     

    49-MyHybridHauL_FOR_11-29-10.jpg

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    WHY DO WE HAVE BOTH THREADS? Just remove one of them already and stick the thread where people give their verdicts on their newest transformers.

     

    Other people have said this before, I won't be the last to say it. C'mon, it'd be easy to do!

  2. This is what I got in the mail today..I'm beyond furious over this right now..I get an order in last week from KOToys..It's broken and missing a piece. I get an order in from China yesterday for some expensive family Mart stuff, the box was ripped and 4 items were missing..Have to wait for both people over there to resend and correct this..then I get this guy in today..eagerly awaited for almost a month now..I hear the box rattling around..I see the US Customs sticker marking it "Recieved Already Opened/Unwrapped" meaning the Chinese Customs went through it..and were kind enough to STUFF it back in there breaking everything from his head, to his hands, arms, back, legs, mirrors, chest..all of it! I've never ever had such bad luck with anything from overseas EVER..and these last 3 packages have all just been frustrating..and this, now being 400$ frustrating makes it even MORE frustrating..

     

     

     

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    That means it's time to start spamming the fuck out of China.

  3. Darn, I was hoping you'd cut off the LEGO pegs. Somehow those have a way of making EVERYTHING look at least 5% less cool.

     

    I guess I could've covered them with another flat LEGO piece.

    Hey, Optics, watch me try to get a rise out of this guy! It'll get a mod involved, we'll both be in trouble, and it'll be really cool and everything!

     

    FIX'D.

     

    You asked me to leave you alone several times: I have for the past several months. Don't make it impossible for me to honor your wishes by taking indulgent pot shots at me for no reason.

  4. Oh God, not this shit again. Just shut up, please, get to talking about KO figures.

     

    Pictures tomorrow or so, but I have a KO TMII Megatron that I modified to have no wings, where the breast plate fills the gap and the dragon arms are stuck on the neck.

  5. I'm only a little disappointed in Meg's arms, but that's quickly fading because I'm getting used to the limitations and how to work around them.

     

    One of my three has all three cannons and another has no cannons and quite a bit of his armor cut off so I can have a Pre-war Megatron. I still have a little bit of chopping to do on the face to make it look less evil and I plan on squaring off the bottom of his chest piece so he's not so angular. I'll also reprolabel an autobot symbol on his chest and add a canopy to his back so he can have a "car" mode. Without the cannon if you turn his alt mode around it almost looks like a racer of sorts.

  6. Animated Rodimus

     

    I picked up two of this guy, the last two at my TRU. I have to say, very nice. However, the mold seems to suffer from the same hit/miss QC issues that Animated Arcee did where either everything aligns PERFECTLY or everything's off by about a millimeter. I only intended to open one, but the first one didn't quite fit together right, despite my best modding efforts. I eventually caved and opened the second one, which was perfect. My advice if you find this guy in the store: Look for the one where the side panels line up the best. The first one I opened up was the least attractive of the two, the panels were showing gaps. I had intended to keep the one that looked perfect MISB. Ignoring QC issues, this is a fantastic mold. The car mode is fantastic, sleek and compact and the robot is well proportioned (despite how disproportionate the pictures made him look) and poseable. From what I can tell he's made of far sturdier plastic than the rest of animated and I don't think the way he snaps together will wear out for a long time.

     

    HFTD PayLoad

    (the LongHaul repaint)

     

    Kind of a crappy figure, though that might just be because it's a second run. The QC was poor and the plastic was slightly warped in places and felt cheap. He felt like a high end KO in every way: In design, in make, in plastic quality, and in looks. The only thing I REALLY like about this mold is how the truck bed can move.

     

    StarWars Crossovers Yoda

     

    Not a bad figure. He's short and stout and ADORABLE. His wing kibble is kind of annoying, but I just fold it down and back and pretend it's a cape facsimile and it doesn't bother me any more. His legs have limited poseability and they're blocked in places by his body. The same is unfortunately true for the arms, though to a lesser extent. Fortunately, he has plenty of nice, tight ratchets and big, wide feet, so he balances easily. He doesn't have much posability, but what he has he can use well.

     

    His transformation is quite well done and is fun to do. It's also done in such a way that I can believe the robot mode is really just Yoda in transformable armor, thus removing the WTF factor most SWTFs have. His jet mode looks really nice, with only two spots showing Yoda's green. Do I reccomend him? Watch a video review and see if there's anything you like. I like him, but I don't think most people will.

     

    HailStorm

     

    Neat little guy. I like his transformation and robot mode, although he is a little back heavy. It's his alt mode where I take some issue. Essentially, his legs don't really peg into anything and can shift around easily, which offsets the treads. I would have liked it if one of the feet had a fold out peg. I like him and I recommend him, just be warned that if you have OCD like I do you might find him a little frustrating.

     

    Sidearm Sideswipe

     

    OH MY GOD THIS GUY IS AWESOME. His car mode is well balanced and fits together just about perfectly. His transformation is involved, intuitive, and the only downside is that it's over so soon. Oh, and the head catches from time to time. His legs don't quite have the posability I'd like and his head is kind of small, but otherwise his robot mode is perfect. It's stable, well balanced, and the arms do everything the old DLX version lacked. This guy is 100% awesome.

     

    WFC Megatron

     

    The best of my recent haul. His robot mode is big, intimidating and awesome. His legs allow for almost any pose, with feet that can angle in almost any direction. His arms, while a little limited, still allow for MANY characterful poses and expressions. His head is spot on and menacing, although I wish it were on a balljoint so it could have just that little bit extra expression in it. His transformation is quick and seamless. His tank mode is nice, although a little underwhelming. It's not bad, which is all that I require since the robot mode is so awesome. I tend to keep the tread pieces of his arms together in alt mode, though with his hands folded up, and the elbow bent all the way so the treads are under the tank and angling up the cannon. The red is turned out, by the way, when I do that. He can't roll, but he look like a pretty cool artillery piece. This guy is a must have.

  7. yuyuyami makes a good point. so when does the who/whom debate begin?

     

     

    broke the 200 mark in the collection with masterpiece grimlock this weekend. can't wait to open it up

     

    "Who/Whom" is easy. "Who" is used for the nominative case, "Whom" is used for the dative, accusative and ablative cases.

     

    For a full declension of "who," see:

     

    Nominative: Who

    Genitive: Whose

    Dative: to/for Whom

    Accusative: Whom

    Ablative: by/at/which/when(etc.) Whom

    Vocative: Who

     

     

    The nominative case is used to denote the subject of the sentence, while the genitive case shows ownership. The dative case indicates the indirect object (I.E, I gave the box to him. "I" is the subject, "Gave" is the verb, "The box" is the direct object and "him" is the indirect object) and the accusative case indicates the direct object (see above example). The ablative case is a bit more tricky, since it has so many uses, but it tends to indicate direction, location or agency (I.E,"I sent him off west," "He is at home," "He came by car").

     

    However, I personally tend not to use "whom" simply because it doesn't roll off the tongue quite so easily as "who." It disrupts the rhythm of my speech and sounds awkward, though that's partly because it has fallen out of usage in general and my ear isn't tuned to the word.

     

    Being mad is part of the criteria of being on this forum. lol

    I fu*king AGREE!!!!!!!!! :mwahaha

     

    Actually you´d use "is" if it was a pèrson, but seeing as they´re a company, you would say, are... :P I like the fact that you didn´t say anything about the "bringin" though :thumb

     

    Except "Hasbro" is the equivalent of a collective noun. Example:

     

     

    "My family is awesome."

     

     

    "Family" is singular, even though it refers to multiple people, it is a singular unit. "Is" is appropriate. In contrast:

     

     

    "The families are at war with each other."

     

     

    Here we are referring to TWO units of multiple people, so "are" is appropriate.

     

    Considering that the name Hasbro is referring to a single unit of type "company," "is" is correct. You can also raise the point "Well, some companies only consist of a single person," which is fairly common.

     

    HA!

    And you said that you weren't a grammar NAZI!!

     

    *facepalm*

     

    Dude, there's no shame in knowing your native language through and through. I only complain at you from time to time because you don't put enough effort in your posts for them to be regularly coherent.

    YES, but- you said that you are not a grammar NAZI, and YOU ARE.

    So just keep it real, and I will work on making everything that I post more thought provoking for you !!

    NOT!!!!!!!!

     

    *facepalm*

     

    Are you even trying to understand the things I say or are you just skimming, looking for anything to take out of context to support whatever you've decided you already want to say about me? Because I'll tell you now, you've understood nothing I've said, ever.

     

    I'm done with this shit.

  8. yuyuyami makes a good point. so when does the who/whom debate begin?

     

     

    broke the 200 mark in the collection with masterpiece grimlock this weekend. can't wait to open it up

     

    "Who/Whom" is easy. "Who" is used for the nominative case, "Whom" is used for the dative, accusative and ablative cases.

     

    For a full declension of "who," see:

     

    Nominative: Who

    Genitive: Whose

    Dative: to/for Whom

    Accusative: Whom

    Ablative: by/at/which/when(etc.) Whom

    Vocative: Who

     

     

    The nominative case is used to denote the subject of the sentence, while the genitive case shows ownership. The dative case indicates the indirect object (I.E, I gave the box to him. "I" is the subject, "Gave" is the verb, "The box" is the direct object and "him" is the indirect object) and the accusative case indicates the direct object (see above example). The ablative case is a bit more tricky, since it has so many uses, but it tends to indicate direction, location or agency (I.E,"I sent him off west," "He is at home," "He came by car").

     

    However, I personally tend not to use "whom" simply because it doesn't roll off the tongue quite so easily as "who." It disrupts the rhythm of my speech and sounds awkward, though that's partly because it has fallen out of usage in general and my ear isn't tuned to the word.

     

    Being mad is part of the criteria of being on this forum. lol

    I fu*king AGREE!!!!!!!!! :mwahaha

     

    Actually you´d use "is" if it was a pèrson, but seeing as they´re a company, you would say, are... :P I like the fact that you didn´t say anything about the "bringin" though :thumb

     

    Except "Hasbro" is the equivalent of a collective noun. Example:

     

     

    "My family is awesome."

     

     

    "Family" is singular, even though it refers to multiple people, it is a singular unit. "Is" is appropriate. In contrast:

     

     

    "The families are at war with each other."

     

     

    Here we are referring to TWO units of multiple people, so "are" is appropriate.

     

    Considering that the name Hasbro is referring to a single unit of type "company," "is" is correct. You can also raise the point "Well, some companies only consist of a single person," which is fairly common.

     

    HA!

    And you said that you weren't a grammar NAZI!!

     

    *facepalm*

     

    Dude, there's no shame in knowing your native language through and through. I only complain at you from time to time because you don't put enough effort in your posts for them to be regularly coherent.

  9. Actually you´d use "is" if it was a pèrson, but seeing as they´re a company, you would say, are... :P I like the fact that you didn´t say anything about the "bringin" though :thumb

     

    Except "Hasbro" is the equivalent of a collective noun. Example:

     

     

    "My family is awesome."

     

     

    "Family" is singular, even though it refers to multiple people, it is a singular unit. "Is" is appropriate. In contrast:

     

     

    "The families are at war with each other."

     

     

    Here we are referring to TWO units of multiple people, so "are" is appropriate.

     

    Considering that the name Hasbro is referring to a single unit of type "company," "is" is correct. You can also raise the point "Well, some companies only consist of a single person," which is fairly common.

  10. Scout class Hubcap:

     

    This guy is nice. He also pisses me off. It's not Hubcap himself that makes me mad, it's that more deluxe figures can't be more like him. Lemme put it this way: He uses universal joints for his shoulders and hips. And he's a Scout class. HasTak can fit universal joints this solid on a figure this tiny; there's no DAMN reason for ball joints to be used on major limbs anymore. Here's something else, though: The hips are RATCHETED. It's unreal, his joints are built like he's a Voyager class figure. In fact, upscale this guy up to Voyager size and I'd buy him. Of course, I'd like a few more paint apps, for the feet to have some side to side poseability and for the calf kibble and chest piece to lock into place, but, otherwise, very little else would need to be done to him for him to be one of the best Voyagers in years. It's unfortunate that the chest piece doesn't lock into place, though it does friction into place very nicely and it wouldn't be too difficult to glue some small tabs to Hubcap's back for the hood to rest over, which would work as a nice locking mechanism.

     

    The car mode on this guy is freakin' awesome. The red is a little bland, but who cares? Aside from the GPS infested Laser Rod figures, maybe some obscure G1 figures and one or two Gobots, I don't know of ANY other old timey style car transformer like Hubcap. He's just awesome and he's worth it for the alt mode alone. The excellent robot mode and fun transformation are just the icing on top.

     

     

     

    EDIT: Forgot, I also got two other things:

     

     

    Scout Class Brimstone:

     

    Sexy bike mode, cool, evil looking robot mode. He's neat and I like to fiddle with him, but he's nothing compared to Hubcap who I ADORE.

     

     

    PCC Bombshock:

     

    The drones don't like to stay on... I alleviated that a little bit by using super glue to thicken the blue pegs. The scout sized dude's decent, though the vehicle mode is tiny and lame. I like the robot mode well enough, he looks very characterful. His tiny head is charming.

     

    The draw of this set for me is the combined mode. Unlike the instructions, I don't peg the thigh part of the commander figure into the hip guards. Instead I use the joint the combination points use to flip out as knees and retain the entire poseability of the legs. I ended up actually chopping off the hip guards so they wouldn't get in the way of the legs. Also, the jeep leg piece, if you use it as the instructions tell you, will flop a lot and ruin this guy's ability to stand. What you should to instead is use his rotating missile rack thing as a pair of toes, which works really well. I actually plan on getting a second of this guy so I can have a symmetrical Bruticus.

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