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by Turbo 07
Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Stepper!
Replies: 36
Views: 4149

Fashions happen for a reason... if G1 (as a toyline, and as multi-media) wasn't so filled with awful mistakes, people wouldn't have much to complain about. Hard to believe this is coming from somebody who purports to like GoBots and Machine Robo. Afterall, by the logic you're espousing, popular opi...
by Turbo 07
Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Stepper!
Replies: 36
Views: 4149

Yes, well, you have to take into account that it's been fashionable to beat up G1 for more than a few years now. And remember that it was Hasbro's Ricochet that sat far more than Takara's Stepper ever did...
by Turbo 07
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The big eBay issues thread
Replies: 399
Views: 35054

Well, it's finally happened, American sellers are now locked into using Paypal and only Paypal on eBay. The only exceptions are if you have a merchant account or are a silver PowerSeller (100 items per month minimum) and qualify for ProPay. So, does anybody have any alternatives they like to use or ...
by Turbo 07
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Do Takara actually have a ****ing clue what they're doing (nitpicking)
Replies: 15
Views: 2658

But this is the reason Transformers fans get such shit. Bandai would have never had put such a sloppy piece of crap out. I'd be interested to know where that actually happens, because everywhere _I've_ gone it's Bandai that gets dumped on. Personally, I'll always love Bandai for the GoBots but was ...
by Turbo 07
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Massive toy factory closure in China
Replies: 11
Views: 2701

I always figured I'd make a prototype with a 3D printer and then send that off somewhere to have molds made because, with the research I've done thus far, it seems that there are thousands of places to get a toy produced but nobody out there to help put together the CAD file they require as a starti...
by Turbo 07
Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guidebooks you liked?
Replies: 1
Views: 1348

Guidebooks you liked?

It's been a pretty busy month for me. I paid for the last Tonka catalog I knew I was missing, the entire run of Argentinian comics, and even received a long-awaited set of rare GoBots suitcases in the mail. And I've been busy organizing and taking inventory of all this stuff I've collected over the ...
by Turbo 07
Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Henkei Ratchet
Replies: 48
Views: 7776

For starters, I don't buy the line that this fandom's collectors are actually just 25 Americans who make alot of noise. It's right behind the absurdly wrong figures that somehow "prove" G1 was worse about repaints than the modern lines. If you take board membership at face value, between the big 4 (...
by Turbo 07
Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Henkei Ratchet
Replies: 48
Views: 7776

How many people are passing on Henkei Prowl because they've already been suckered into the lousy Universe version? Who's to say this isn't a ploy to get us to buy a similarly inferior Universe Ratchet and potentially double-dip later?
by Turbo 07
Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charlton Heston dies
Replies: 71
Views: 8222

:: pokes her head into the thread:: If no one else saw it, Shortpacked made a "cold dead hands" joke comic.... ::leaves:: Oh yeh, and Walky blatantly invented an angry email he'd received... Hehehehe. Somebody over at that board he trolls on replied that he wasn't funny and got banned for it too. R...
by Turbo 07
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: No fan site?
Replies: 20
Views: 3333

Since 1997, IIRC. Re: Gobots Wiki... I kinda considered looking into one, but it'd be a lightning-rod for trolling retards. There also simply wouldn't be enough content, and it could end up propogating the prominent position of the cartoon, which was awful (hence why it's largely a footnote at my p...
by Turbo 07
Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: MORE Binaltech repaints: Arcee (Windcharger/Decepticharge redeco) and unknown Optimus Prime/Convoy repaint
Replies: 31
Views: 8477

Yes, but you should know better than anyone that "Windcharger" had Overdrive's head and Decepticharge ended up with the real Windcharger sculpt...
by Turbo 07
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: MORE Binaltech repaints: Arcee (Windcharger/Decepticharge redeco) and unknown Optimus Prime/Convoy repaint
Replies: 31
Views: 8477

Binaltech is the greatest line since G1. Bless Takara for reviving it. I do hope they're smart enough to give "Arcee" something other than Windcharger's head though. I bailed on KP Convoy preorders over the lack of die-cast, but they can definitely count me in if that oversight's been corrected this...
by Turbo 07
Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: I NEEDS TEH HELP :( :( :(
Replies: 14
Views: 2274

I think it's a variation of the September that never ended.
by Turbo 07
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vote Obama....please.
Replies: 40
Views: 6715

I completely agree, Jets. Obama, while inexperienced, is definitely the best choice for real change in the US. Bush's 8 years have destroyed this country in so many ways, it's actually stunning when you think back to the state of America in the late '90s and think about how everything that was so g...
by Turbo 07
Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The big eBay issues thread
Replies: 399
Views: 35054

Well, I've just not been pleased about the overall trend towards Paypal exclusivity because it's been so lopsided. They want these immediate payments (same day in some cases) but won't take a credit card so we get stuck paying for their convenience in the form of passed along Paypal fees. And then t...
by Turbo 07
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The big eBay issues thread
Replies: 399
Views: 35054

You know, I was thinking about the way eBay's changed since I started using it 10 years ago and I think I know why they took away negative feedback for sellers. They just never use it, rushing to the nuclear option (NPB) every single time. I bought or bid on several items almost two weeks ago to get...
by Turbo 07
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I would kill so many people to own this...
Replies: 25
Views: 3612

I didn't have the money to go higher than I did. I just hope whoever does it scans and shares rather than just hoarding it away. I know this thread is a little old, but I only stumbled upon it by accident last week. The suggestions of kidnapping and foul play were amusing, but it was the above quot...