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by Clay
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 266
Views: 73660

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Well, Trump's finally gone from office after 400,000+ dead. So now the US can maybe kind of, sort of start to deal with this?
by Clay
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 356
Views: 153041

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Prime brought a ton of new designs and characters too! Even the ones that were reimaginings of classic characters were usually very different. Optimus, Megatron and Bumblebee were based on the movie designs and Shockwave was fairly G1-esque, but everyone else felt very distictive. And Beast Hunters...
by Clay
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 31
Views: 7319

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

Okay, a few thoughts on issue two: I like the thematics of the chase moving from the city to the desert. All of the different possible iterations of the story fall away as our human cast get drawn into the present conflict. All the other distractions getting left behind, as it were. I have no idea w...
by Clay
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 356
Views: 153041

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

A lot of the toys I've had the most fun with over the last year have been things like Universe Countdown (I'm still staggered this guy clutters up ebay - he's a fantastic toy!) and some of the Energon figures I picked up. Rather undermines the point I was making, but chunky fun things like Towline ...
by Clay
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Bineltech Grimlock Spoiler Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3938

Re: Bineltech Grimlock Spoiler Problem

helix2 wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:15 pm
So I ended up buying another figure, this time MISB from Mandarake. No spoiler problem this time :)
That is how things get fixed sometimes, lol. Glad you got a good copy of the figure! It's probably my favorite robot mode of the Alternator line.
by Clay
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Predaking and Stampy, and other stories
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: Predaking and Stampy, and other stories

And this one that I've never shared publicly, Convoy and Mio. https://imgur.com/a/IZSdDTi Reason being that this one was made at the request of an Icelandic board member who had recently lost his kitty Mio. He said that he liked Predaking and the Shining Star and wanted me to memorialize his little ...
by Clay
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Predaking and Stampy, and other stories
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Predaking and Stampy, and other stories

OMG YOU GUYS I FOUND THE KIDS' BOOKS I MADE BACK IN 2005!! ...AND THEY'RE WONDERFUL :eek: There's about 15 altogether. Predaking and Stampy https://imgur.com/a/iWLSLix A New Convoy on the Block https://imgur.com/a/4tX3V79 Ordnance Envy https://imgur.com/a/JmmhHDp Little Omega's Big Adventure https:/...
by Clay
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 31
Views: 7319

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

Have read the next issue and your post. Still percolating.
by Clay
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 356
Views: 153041

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Titans Return Quake (2017) Yeah, even though it's not out of the realm of possibility that they'll make a new-mold version of basically anybody at this point, the Quake we did get is actually really nice. The color deco is pretty and not used terribly often. You're probably right that the last deca...
by Clay
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6805
Views: 1071255

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

ganon578 wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:33 pm
Kingdom Cyclonus
I mostly like the new Cyclonus except for the... cankles? Cankles. Haven't seen one yet, though.
by Clay
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 266
Views: 73660

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Oof. As of today, I think the US is creaking toward 400,000 dead from covid 19. I'm not entirely sure because the news channels have taken down the cumulative death totals for coverage of the riots in the capitol building incited by trump to stop congress from certifying his election loss.

Ugh. :(
by Clay
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 356
Views: 153041

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

I was going to chide you for not picking the robotmasters beast Megatron that you got for $3, but then I remembered that he came out in 2004 and is thus excluded from the running. :o Interesting topic, though. I'd really have to think about it, given the past decade has (inclusive of the third party...
by Clay
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 31
Views: 7319

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

Saw the new post, so I went ahead and read issue 2 1. Broadly agree that the first half is better than the second, but the cringey parts in the second half gave me thoughts. Yes, Verity is in the right and Hunter is an entitled douche, but his douchey-ness and Ratchet's immediate default to him as "...
by Clay
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 31
Views: 7319

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

Yeah, I think Furman just forget she'd given a fake name by the time he wrote issue one. That's unfortunate. After I posted, it occurred to me that Verity giving a false name plays into the themes of deception and identity, which should be central to any transformers adaptation, but usually isn't. ...
by Clay
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6805
Views: 1071255

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

This means I was finally able to assemble SS Devastator . I've avoided looking at pictures of him, so the first good look I got was when I put him together a few minutes ago. I figured I'd be more delighted with him as a surprise rather than something I'd seen for months. I think it worked. But, th...
by Clay
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 31
Views: 7319

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

Okay, I bought the digital version of the collection. After some trouble getting the kindle program to zoom in so that I can read the silly thing, I've gone through issue 0 and beyond a bit (the collection doesn't overtly indicate where one issue ends and the next begins - I had to go back to notice...
by Clay
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays (delete as applicable)
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays (delete as applicable)

No lie, I was disappointed to not see Optimus in his Santa hat at the top of the site banner this year. I thought it was an automatic script that changed for christmas and new years, but I guess Denyer was doing it manually this whole time?
by Clay
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 31
Views: 7319

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

So I'm looking on amazon and trying to figure out where to start. I'm guessing this is where I should be?

Apparently it's sixteen volumes divided into two series of 1-8, with only the second half noting that it's phase two of two in the listings. Am I correct?
by Clay
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Boxes and boxes and boxes...
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Boxes and boxes and boxes...

I think I can clarify a bit: if you got the figure just because the mold is interesting and it's a mainline release, the packaging can probably go. If you got the figure because the mold is interesting and the release itself is somewhat noteworthy (masterpiece, fancy japan stuff, display value on it...
by Clay
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Boxes and boxes and boxes...
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Boxes and boxes and boxes...

Depends on the style of the box and the nature of the figure. For me, mass release Hasbro stuff boxes tend to get broken down flat and kept in a tote. For what purpose? I've no idea! The last time I dug out old packaging to go with ebay listings was probably 2008 or something. Fancier and import stu...