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Post by Ackula » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:01 am

burnitall wrote:So, if Blasters a repaint of Soundwave, what was Heavy Load originally?
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Post by secretcode » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:06 am

Nevermore wrote:Just to elaborate, the reason for this is because price classes are determined by factors such as "plastic weight", not "height" (lay a toy down, does it become cheaper then?).
This is especially shown lately in the Animated line with the extreme variences of the Deluxe Class' toy size. They range from anywhere from around 4'' (Soundwave) to 8'' (Lockdown).
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Post by Springer007 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:49 am

sadly, i haven;t seen many universe toys besides Sunstreaker and Prowl. And the Target that is being built is taunting all of us in Fort Smith by not being finished as of yet. I am hoping I can pick up at least Powerglide since I am in love with the A-10 Tank Busters, and plan to take him apart, then repaint him in a jungle or desert camo. But that is a BIG IF he gets put on the shelves at our wal-marts - but I do have luck at K Mart sometimes, so fingers crossed.
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Post by eleven59 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:47 am

saw both today at 2 diff walmarts.. each had 2 of each so that was prob all they had gotten... nothing in target or TRU... still waiting for mass shipments of Onslaught!

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Post by ganon578 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:55 pm

Saw Heavy Load today out at TRU. I like the Bio for him seems like a cool character, but I don't think I totally like the mold.

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Post by eleven59 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:13 pm

seems now that all the walmarts by me have heavy load and blaster.. again 2 of each.. but the targets have nothing.. they are all re-organizing their shelves it seems...

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Post by ganon578 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:32 pm

I poked around on the internet and couldn't find anything much on Heavy Load. If he's part of the Classics series, is he a 'Con with a new name? I couldn't find anything under "Heavy Load" that even remotely matched his bio.

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Post by Sir Auros » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:46 pm

eleven59 wrote: how is it we get exact release dates for dvds, music, heck even the iphone, but hasbro sets a release date of "sometime" around august, we all have to guess, and lo and behold they trickle in from village to village weeks before the supposed release date?
Uh...because toys aren't consumer electronics and the target demographic (kids) probably doesn't care about release dates?
its a miracle this company has managed to stay in buisness this long.
Seriously, this makes you sound crazy, even if it's hyperbole.

On-topic now, I found a Blaster today, and I kind of regret buying it. I feel like I should've bought the Onslaught I saw over the weekend since it's a newer mold and the Soundwave/Blaster one isn't really that great.

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Post by Vincent » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:23 am

Yes, you SHOULD regret it.

AAARGH I WANT ONSLAAAAUGHT.

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Post by Sunstreaker2 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:45 am

Yeah, me too. I got some money saved for Onslaught.
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Post by burnitall » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:55 am

I never got into the Cybertron show, or its toys, so I didn't know Blaster and H.L. were just repaints. Well, I looked at the reviews of the originals, and I think the Soundwave version looks better. Would have rather ordered that one. And once I got H.L. transformed I wished I had saved my money. If only they had Onslaught in stock that day, I would have spent my money on that and learned about how crappy those repainted Cybertrons were in the archive, and passed on them.

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Post by Clay » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:34 am

I bought a Blaster today, and it seems like the mold deteriorated since its first use. The joints are looser, and the bird doesn't attach to the shoulder/wingtip notches securely.

Besides that, the color pattern doesn't seem to take into account that some parts were meant to be translucent. The targeting sight on the gun is an example. It's opaque now, which is silly.

Oh, well... the search for Blades and Powerglide continues...

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Post by Springer007 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:20 am

Saw both at my local TRU. But didn't pick them up. Blaster did look nifty sicne I hadn't seen the SW mold ever.
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Post by numbat » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:44 am

For those looking for the Voyagers and Ultras in the UK, Argos have them both.

My Argos in Hamilton of all places has the Voyagers in stock at the usual 19.99, and the Ultras can be ordered in in a couple of days, or delivered straight to your home at the normal 24.99. Of course, you can't choose which one easily, unless they have a few instock and you ask to see 'em all.

(I don't know what's going on with the Deluxe price increase to 12.99 though...)

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Post by Sunstreaker2 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:36 pm

I got Heavy Load, and I have to say, I really like him. I'm so glad I passed on Blaster. He looked horrible, even in the box. It seems I'll be taking Blades over Onslaught, as I no longer have enough money for him and I need more Universe Autobots anyway.
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Post by ganon578 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:53 am

Sunstreaker2 wrote:I got Heavy Load, and I have to say, I really like him. I'm so glad I passed on Blaster. He looked horrible, even in the box. It seems I'll be taking Blades over Onslaught, as I no longer have enough money for him and I need more Universe Autobots anyway.
I've got Heavy Load too, and I also like him. Not going to get Blaster though, I already have Cyb Soundwave, so there's really no need. Had they changed the head mold to look more like Blaster, I may have considered it.

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Post by numbat » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:20 am

I think they could have done a better job at colouring Blaster like, erm, Blaster than they have - and perhaps make less of a dogsdinner of the alternate mode.

And another head would have been nice...

I'm gonna stick with Galaxy Force Soundblaster. They got the colours right there.

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Post by ganon578 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:48 pm

numbat wrote:I think they could have done a better job at colouring Blaster like, erm, Blaster than they have - and perhaps make less of a dogsdinner of the alternate mode.

And another head would have been nice...

I'm gonna stick with Galaxy Force Soundblaster. They got the colours right there.
I got Blaster last night as a gift. Yeah, his colors are a little mixed, I think they used a little too much black. But, the colors are growing on me, and he'll fit in very nicely with my Cyb Soundwave. Now that they're both together, they'll fit in a little better in my Classics collection.

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Post by Starfield » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:00 pm

I got Blaster yesterday. He's pretty good. I like his colors. He's different than any other Transformer I ever owned. I never got into Cybertron line.

I don't know if I'm doing it wrong, but I can't get his cockpit to sit nicely on top of his legs. The pegs and holes don't line up.

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Post by ganon578 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:02 pm

Starfield wrote:I don't know if I'm doing it wrong, but I can't get his cockpit to sit nicely on top of his legs. The pegs and holes don't line up.
Mine doesn't either, and my Cybertron Soundwave is the same way. The cockpit fits onto the pegs, but doesn't fit all the way down. I'm not sure if that's the way it's supposed to be, but I've never been able to get either Blaster or Soundwave to have the cockpit all the way down. I do really like both bots though. They look awesome together on my shelf. :D

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