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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby jindrak » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:24 am

Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
No TFs from other people this year, my family and I don't exchange big gifts. For myself however, I did finally pick up the TRU MP Rodimus Prime that I've been wanting for some time now. Also the FansProject X-1 is hitting the online stores so my pre-order got funded. Lastly, I found a mint, loose complete Armada Unicron for 40$ at a local store. Not bad for X-mas week :)
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby freaky777 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:14 am

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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:37 am

Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
Besides getting a FoC Starscream.....I'm on empty :sad: Soundwave and the rest of the gang will all be due next year........ :-(
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby Dean ML » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:34 am

freaky777 wrote:Art of FOC
FOC Soundblaster
FOC Starscream
FOC Kickback

Ker-O Combiners: Superion, Devesator, Bruticus & Predaking


Oh, yeah, how could I forget Art of FoC? Absolutely beautiful and inspiring stuff. I just wish we could have an art of WfC and a book with the movie trilogy's production art. Speaking of which, got those on Blu Ray, too.
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby mick1122 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:30 pm

After all the gift cards have been spent:

FE Bulkhead
PRID Ultra Magnus
PRID Thundertron
PRID Rumble (or it Frenzy?)
Beast Hunters Laserback
GDO Springer
GDO Powerdive

The boy got:

GDO Wheelie
The rest of the preview wave of Kreons
Beast Hunters Wheeljack (he aint that bad)
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby Nemesis Primal » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:26 pm

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PRiD Weaponizer Optimus Prime
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Cyberverse Star Hammer
Cyberverse Energon Driller
Cyberverse Ultra Magnus
Cyberverse Battle Tactics Bulkhead
Cyberverse Hyperspeed Wheeljack
Cyberverse Knock Out (orange)
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:41 pm

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mick1122 wrote:PRID Rumble (or it Frenzy?)


It Rumble.
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby mick1122 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:10 pm

PrymeStriker wrote:
mick1122 wrote:PRID Rumble (or it Frenzy?)


It Rumble.


Yes, I know.
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby rpetras » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:48 am

Motto: "Know your enemy, then crush them."
Weapon: Gatling Cannon
Just got the 4 Beast Hunter Deluxes.

Man what a DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!

Overall the gaudy colors, cheap plastic and even cheaper construction make these feel more like Big Lots knock offs than actual Hasbro releases.

Soundwave is the worst offender. His garish colors just scream fail. The pics looked pretty bad, but in hand it seems worse.
As tough as his PRID release can be to line up during transform, this is pretty much impossible, and it is a direct result of cheap plastic.

Most of the pics I've seen online in reviews and whatnot have the same issues I did. He just doesn't want to snap together.

Laserback suffers from the same loud color pallet, but without seeing him onscreen, I can't yet know if this is show accurate. That being said, the above mentioned cheap construction, and crappy plastic still make him feel more like a "Super Awesome Robot" than a real release.

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The Autobots fare a little bit better, but if you have the original releases you can spot the cutbacks immediately.

Anywhere that used clear plastic are gone, in most cases this means lights and windows that were originally 2 parts are now 1 solid piece with paint apps (maybe).

Worse off are the wheels. Where we are used to seeing pins holding on the wheels, we now have press fit clips. These are MUCH easier to break than the traditional pins, and just scream of the degrading quality.

Both WJ and BB are ill fitting in alt mode, but for mine, Bee fares worse here.

I was eventually able to get WJ to snap together correctly, but Bee's rear windows never did quite line up with the trunk area to snap together. It leaves a bit of a gap in alt mode.

And for this I paid an extra buck or so apiece over figs a year ago.

Price up, quality down.
Hasbro's gonna kill themselves in their own market.

I'm for sure not buying voyager Optimus, and probably not the dragon either.

It is painful to see garbage like this on the same shelf with FE Optimus and Cliffjumper, and the RTS Jazz mold (as Wheelie) which were all SUPER solid, well executed figures.
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:35 am

Motto: "Brilliant"
Weapon: Augmented Quark Disruptor
rpetras wrote:Soundwave is the worst offender. His garish colors just scream fail. The pics looked pretty bad, but in hand it seems worse.
As tough as his PRID release can be to line up during transform, this is pretty much impossible, and it is a direct result of cheap plastic.


No argument about the colors, but what's wrong with the panel-lining?

Laserback suffers from the same loud color pallet, but without seeing him onscreen, I can't yet know if this is show accurate.


1) Lazerback. With a Z. Come on, guys. It's right there on the box!

2) Assuming he's an in-show Pred?

Hasbro's gonna kill themselves in their own market.


Blame Hasbro for the quality, not the prices.

and probably not the dragon either.


Predaking. :BANG_HEAD:

It is painful to see garbage like this on the same shelf with FE Optimus and Cliffjumper, and the RTS Jazz mold (as Wheelie) which were all SUPER solid, well executed figures.


The FEs also have cheap plastic compared to lines before it.
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby Rodimus Prime » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:03 pm

Motto: "There are way too many people on this planet. We need a new plague."
Weapon: Twin Photon Blasters
Picked up a G1 Fortress Maximus as a present for myself. Why did I get 1, considering the encore is on the way? Because I wanted an original. I had to sell my other 1 8 years ago in order to avoid becoming homeless. I've wanted 1 ever since. It's missing the smaller accessories like the radar dish, Scamper, and Cerebros's gun, as well as bigger pieces like Spike, gun, and the arm ramps, but it was $300 shipped, so I can pick up Spike and the gun. I already have a Master Sword for him. :) I don't need the useless kibble of the ramps and Scamper. So I'm content with my purchase.
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby Mykltron » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:11 am

Motto: "If I win again I'm still the champion. If you win HAH! that's just impossible.

Weapon: tea cup."
Rodimus Prime wrote:Picked up a G1 Fortress Maximus as a present for myself. Why did I get 1, considering the encore is on the way? Because I wanted an original. I had to sell my other 1 8 years ago in order to avoid becoming homeless. I've wanted 1 ever since. It's missing the smaller accessories like the radar dish, Scamper, and Cerebros's gun, as well as bigger pieces like Spike, gun, and the arm ramps, but it was $300 shipped, so I can pick up Spike and the gun. I already have a Master Sword for him. :) I don't need the useless kibble of the ramps and Scamper. So I'm content with my purchase.


Nice, but Scamper comes with Metroplex, not Fort Max.
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:32 am

Motto: "There are way too many people on this planet. We need a new plague."
Weapon: Twin Photon Blasters
Mykltron wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Picked up a G1 Fortress Maximus as a present for myself. Why did I get 1, considering the encore is on the way? Because I wanted an original. I had to sell my other 1 8 years ago in order to avoid becoming homeless. I've wanted 1 ever since. It's missing the smaller accessories like the radar dish, Scamper, and Cerebros's gun, as well as bigger pieces like Spike, gun, and the arm ramps, but it was $300 shipped, so I can pick up Spike and the gun. I already have a Master Sword for him. :) I don't need the useless kibble of the ramps and Scamper. So I'm content with my purchase.


Nice, but Scamper comes with Metroplex, not Fort Max.


Oh. Well, you know what I'm talking about. That little guy that splits into 2 parts. I don't even know the name, that's how little I care about it. :P
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby Twitchythe3rd » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:38 pm

Motto: "I burn and I plunder as it suits my desire."
Weapon: Fireball Cannon
Put FoC Grimlock and Prime Ultra Magnus on preorder. Grabbed an FE Starscream as well since I've been wanting one for awhile now.
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby gavinfuzzy » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:42 am

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Weapon: Sub-Machine Gun
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Got these while in Korea:
AM Orion
United Black Convoy
DOTM Dark Energon Megatron

The only TF gift i got was Prid Wheeljack and Rumble, only cause I'm still a half-decent age to go to TRU and pick out my gifts. :lol:

FOC Wave 3 released here a few days after Christmas, picked up a Starscream for 20% off, I guess that counts too. :D

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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:42 am

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
A bit late, but I didn't know where to put this. Thankfully, a surprise christmas gift from a certain sneaky Brit made the decisions for me. As such, after a trip to Amsterdam:

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And all was good... until they're released. :3


Bought by me:
AM-28 Leo Prime
AM-26 Smokescreen


Courtesy of Va'al:
PCC Mudslinger with Destructicons

And the surprise by Pretender Skywarp:
Shining B.2

I had my sights on Leo Prime for a good while, and on Silas Breakdown as well. But when I unexpectedly saw Smokescreen in the store... Yoink! Sorry Breakdown, maybe next time. Blame my love for the Smokescreen character.
With Grimstone and Mudslinger down I'm now 2 5-packs and 2 2-packs away from PPC completion :D And Shining B.2... totally unexpected. Arrived on the same day as Mudslinger, while sent from a different location. Go figure :lol:

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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby robotmel » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:12 am

Motto: "I once pooped an Energon Cube!"
Weapon: Dino-Missiles
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So if the opportunity is there, sometimes, just sometimes, I cant help myself...?
:CON:
Over the holiday period I saw these guys and, as I have waited and missed out many a time before, felt grabbing these now just in case they never return or the price goes up, would be the best thing to do?

I have mentioned my dislike of the colours, and combined mode is questionable, but....

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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby Sinnertwin » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:26 pm

Motto: "Take the foolish path, it's much more fun."
Weapon: Sawed-Off C02 Shotgun
Got myself Masterpiece Sideswipe and Red Alert. I didn't get any Transformers for Christmas :-(
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby FortMacs » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:08 pm

Weapon: Gatling Cannon
Got MP sideswipe, FOC Bruticus G2 Version, Prime Hotshot, GDO's Hot Spot and Power dive. United Windcharger and Wipeout.

and though they arnt transformers Warbot defender and Uranos Phantom.

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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby Arctorro » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:41 am

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
Weapon: Battle Blades
robotmel wrote::D
So if the opportunity is there, sometimes, just sometimes, I cant help myself...?
:CON:
Over the holiday period I saw these guys and, as I have waited and missed out many a time before, felt grabbing these now just in case they never return or the price goes up, would be the best thing to do?

I have mentioned my dislike of the colours, and combined mode is questionable, but....

I didn't like these guys at first either, but once they are in hand they are rather good. The limbs are especially fun with all the different options available.

Be careful with Brawl's cannon tho, the piece of black plastic that it is connected to can be kinda fragile. Mine broke in one spot (probably because of how much I've transformed him) so now I have to be very careful with him :-(
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby Sinnertwin » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:50 am

Motto: "Take the foolish path, it's much more fun."
Weapon: Sawed-Off C02 Shotgun
Arctorro wrote:I didn't like these guys at first either, but once they are in hand they are rather good. The limbs are especially fun with all the different options available.


I was like that at first with these guys also, but they grew on me and I don't regret buying them
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby Arctorro » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:02 am

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
Weapon: Battle Blades
Sinnertwin wrote:
Arctorro wrote:I didn't like these guys at first either, but once they are in hand they are rather good. The limbs are especially fun with all the different options available.


I was like that at first with these guys also, but they grew on me and I don't regret buying them

Yeah, no regrets whatsoever. In fact, the G2 set is in my PoL atm, that's how much they won me over :D
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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby Sinnertwin » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:15 am

Motto: "Take the foolish path, it's much more fun."
Weapon: Sawed-Off C02 Shotgun
Arctorro wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:
Arctorro wrote:I didn't like these guys at first either, but once they are in hand they are rather good. The limbs are especially fun with all the different options available.


I was like that at first with these guys also, but they grew on me and I don't regret buying them

Yeah, no regrets whatsoever. In fact, the G2 set is in my PoL atm, that's how much they won me over :D


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Re: Christmas Haul List 2012

Postby Arctorro » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:40 am

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
Weapon: Battle Blades
Sinnertwin wrote:
Arctorro wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:
Arctorro wrote:I didn't like these guys at first either, but once they are in hand they are rather good. The limbs are especially fun with all the different options available.


I was like that at first with these guys also, but they grew on me and I don't regret buying them

Yeah, no regrets whatsoever. In fact, the G2 set is in my PoL atm, that's how much they won me over :D


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