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by zigzagger
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 347
Views: 151579

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

The Dinobots You meanie, you have a Rapticon! :( I'm one of those odd ones that actually likes the original use of the mold, even if the arms are admittedly a confusing mess. But I agree, the TM2 Dinobot mold wears these colors so much better. That shiny cobalt blue is doing something for me, and t...
by zigzagger
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 31
Views: 7108

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

The main issue I have with Stormbringer is that it's too soon and serves mainly to announce a total lack of faith in the Earth book and undermine the ramping up of conflict there. You're not wrong, they even solicited it that way--"Nothing but robots on Cybertron". They might've slapped the panic b...
by zigzagger
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 31
Views: 7108

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

Back in the day, I recall recommending Stormbringer as a good jumping on point for folks looking to dabble into the IDW stuff--and Spotlight Shockwave too, but hoooo boy, there will be a whole lot of continuity tied up in that one. Not sure I would recommend it as a jump on point now, but I can see ...
by zigzagger
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 347
Views: 151579

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Soooo.... is it okay for me talk about the Beast Wars toys I pulled out of storage again? ;) Had it all written up earlier, an' everything too. They're the underwater kind! --- Transmetal 2 Cybershark - Blah, blah, blah, requisite but obvious comment about Sky-Byte, blah, blah, blah. Don't have any ...
by zigzagger
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 347
Views: 151579

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

I feel the same way too. Creative use of beast-mode parts in robot mode is what makes most of the most memorable Beast-era designs so good... ..... They did a great job of leveraging unique beast parts to give the figures unique, appealing robot modes as well. ... Maybe because there's a lot of sta...
by zigzagger
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 347
Views: 151579

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Is it just me, or do the old-timey 3H BotCon exclusives have way more appeal than more of the FunPub stuff could ever aspire to? I don't know if it's just that they repainted molds from the "right" series, or the serious rarity or just the fact that they felt more special when there was only one or...
by zigzagger
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 347
Views: 151579

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Either you have excellent taste or you know exactly which toys to post to make me jealous (or both)! I love the looks of both of these. Unfortunately they're two of the most expensive retail Beast-era releases out there. Primal Prime is even creeping up on the same level of "ridiculously unattainab...
by zigzagger
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6797
Views: 1065119

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I've had some thought that they like to figure out the masterpiece design first, then walk it back for regular retail stuff. Hot Rod, Beast Wars Megatron, G1 Inferno and Grapple, etc. A lot of the visual design study seems to carry over, at least. That's kind of what I was thinking, too, though I'd...
by zigzagger
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 347
Views: 151579

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Guard City always had that "unobtainable Japanese exclusive" mystique, and zigzagger made him actually cool on top of that. Who, me? Awwwwwwww! :love: --- Okay, I'll bite. Had pull out the ol' tubs for this one, but some of my most cherished bots are from the Beast-era. Sharing some of my more "pri...
by zigzagger
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6797
Views: 1065119

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Kind of went nuts on some of these newfangled '86er dudes. But TLDR, most of these guys they're kind of great, aren't they? Again, most of them . Studio Series 86 Hot Rod - Cutting right to the chase, this is very much the best of the bunch. Easily. I'm not one to get too caught up in hype, though t...
by zigzagger
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 31
Views: 7108

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

Oooooh, the timing; I've been tempted to revisit the "Phase 1" stuff. It's been a few years or so for sure--hasn't been nearly as long for the Roberts et al era stuff, though. Might hang around for this. In hindsight, I still to this day believe Furman had some nifty ideas. The execution and pacing ...
by zigzagger
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6797
Views: 1065119

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Earthrise Thrust: Because the Seekers are a bit of an addiction, and I couldn't just stop at one. The coneheads are a trio, and my Dirge and Ramjet needed the red one to pal around with. Paid a slight mark-up for this, unfortunately; scalpers and the more greedier/greasier facet of the fandom made ...
by zigzagger
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6797
Views: 1065119

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Yeah, I remember reading that the general bulkiness of the packaging is so that it absorbs the damage and not the figure inside. I've never heard of it being tested that directly, though. I'm not even mad about it--and I did gleefully destroy the box. Wonder if should I be? :laugh: I mean, the figu...
by zigzagger
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6797
Views: 1065119

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet showed up today, packaged rather... dubiously. Though, I suppose, technicallyyyyyy the set's actual packaging counts as a shipping box, right? Right? Seriously though, Amazon simply slapped a postage label on the toy's package and, uhhh, shipped it. No shipping box, no fo...
by zigzagger
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6797
Views: 1065119

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I find it hard to disagree that the late-run Decepticons are a lot more interesting (visually and character-wise) than their Autobot counterparts. Just line the toy catalogues up side by side and it's pretty tough to deny. It's true. Those 87-88 'Cons are all about the aesthetic, more so than the A...
by zigzagger
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6797
Views: 1065119

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

We've done really well for later characters... Dreadwind, Spinister, Krok, clones, Overlord, etc. And though I'm not going down the Selects route with bigger figures like Super Megatron or the Seacons that side of things is being catered to very well too. True that. I appreciate this sort of renais...
by zigzagger
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6797
Views: 1065119

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

It is a bit of a love-letter to obscure stuff, isn't it? Oh, it absolutely is! And I would love to see more stuff like this (though, Titans Return did certainly scratch some of that itch). I'd be game for a proper Darkwing and Dreadwind. I already have an Overlord (the Takara Legends version; he's ...
by zigzagger
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Anyone seen the Netflix show yet? (Minor spoilers)
Replies: 23
Views: 6379

Re: Anyone seen the Netflix show yet? (Minor spoilers)

Mmmm, yeah, I'm having trouble remembering much about it too, honestly. :laugh: Did feel Impactor's and Jetfire's abrupt-ish heel-turns needed a smidge more focus than they got. Like, they seemed pretty onboard with Megatron's cause.... until they weren't. Or am I misremembering how that all played ...
by zigzagger
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6797
Views: 1065119

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Earthrise Doubledealer (along with that Hasbro Select Micromaster cassette 4-pack thingermawhatchit). It's nearly the G1 Doubledealer toy beat for beat, but chunkier, with improved articulation... and a smaller head! I love it. And the robotic chicken form is pure nonsense, but I love it. The extra ...
by zigzagger
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Anyone seen the Netflix show yet? (Minor spoilers)
Replies: 23
Views: 6379

Re: Anyone seen the Netflix show yet? (Minor spoilers)

It was okaaay , I guess..??? I didn't hate it, I suppose--I mean, I did sit through it all. It was... ehhh, fun? I'm sorry, it just didn't leave much of an impression, and the more time that I've stewed it over, the more I found to dislike about it. I didn't find the story especially interesting, be...