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TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby Erailea » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:34 pm

Sorry if this is old news. I didn't see anything at a quick glace (other than from a few years ago & an e-bay/European find, thanks to google).

I found this at TJ Maxx, in lower NY state, tonight:
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I noticed I blocked the name of the figure set, so anyone unfamiliar with it, it's called "The Ultimate battle: Optimus vs. Megatron"

It would figure that the month I stop looking for Transformers to save up a bit of money, I start finding everything. First Takara's Breakdown, in a Japanese toy store, then Hasbro's Knockout and several botshots and now this. There goes my plan to finish up a cosplay this year. Lol. Fair enough trade off though, if you ask me. I can buy bracers and a nice leather Renn-Faire style bag at any point in time. Can't say the same about these toy, other than forking over double the cost plus shipping on the likes of ebay.
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby RAcast » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:14 pm

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Just be careful with it, they suffer the same fate as Dotm Darksteel. Plastic quality issues. :( Also, that Optimus has an astoundingly derpy altmode. xD
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby Noideaforaname » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:25 pm

This set has been known for a while, but I don't think it's ever been 'officially' announced nor even frontpaged.

TJ Maxx can be a great place for TFs. Finding Leader figures for $25 and "lost" lines like RtS is quite an experience. 'Course, often times there are only a meager handful of TF toys, all carelessly tossed onto the shelf.
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby LiKwid » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:14 pm

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Erailea wrote:Sorry if this is old news. I didn't see anything at a quick glace (other than from a few years ago & an e-bay/European find, thanks to google).

I found this at TJ Maxx, in lower NY state, tonight:
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I noticed I blocked the name of the figure set, so anyone unfamiliar with it, it's called "The Ultimate battle: Optimus vs. Megatron"

It would figure that the month I stop looking for Transformers to save up a bit of money, I start finding everything. First Takara's Breakdown, in a Japanese toy store, then Hasbro's Knockout and several botshots and now this. There goes my plan to finish up a cosplay this year. Lol. Fair enough trade off though, if you ask me. I can buy bracers and a nice leather Renn-Faire style bag at any point in time. Can't say the same about these toy, other than forking over double the cost plus shipping on the likes of ebay.


I see they repackaged it..That megs is really cool but that Optimus is ...just keep him in robot mode LoL.

Tj maxx does rule every now and then for those obscure gems, this is one of those gems IMO..
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby triKlops » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:28 pm

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grabbed mine at one in RI
have seen them at a couple TJs/Marshalls in MA as well
12.99 is a great price for this too!
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby Valandar » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:54 am

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Whoever said that Optimus has a "really derpy alt mode"...


...


... Severely overestimated it. "Derpy" would be a compliment.
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby Pretender Skywarp » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:12 am

Don't forget the mis-assembled legs on Megatron, I think it's been like that on every Hasbro release so far!!
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby gavinfuzzy » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:33 am

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RAcast wrote:Just be careful with it, they suffer the same fate as Dotm Darksteel. Plastic quality issues. :( Also, that Optimus has an astoundingly derpy altmode. xD



What happens to Darksteel and this? :O Also, I love this Prime more than the voyager... really.
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby Erailea » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:43 am

LiKwid wrote:
I see they repackaged it..That megs is really cool but that Optimus is ...just keep him in robot mode LoL.

Tj maxx does rule every now and then for those obscure gems, this is one of those gems IMO..


Lol. Well that's alright. I'm not, as Knockout would say, a car enthusiast, so keeping them in robot mode is no biggy for me xD

There are only a small handful of figures in my collection that are displayed in their alt-modes




RAcast wrote:Just be careful with it, they suffer the same fate as Dotm Darksteel. Plastic quality issues. :( Also, that Optimus has an astoundingly derpy altmode. xD


Didn't get a chance to pop the set open last night as I wanted to get in some FoC play before I headed to bed, but is the quality any worse than the outcry with the PRID line? If it's along those lines I'm not going to think much of it. My PRID guys have been holding up just as well as any (which says something considering one of them fell off the shelf the other day. It was a good 6 foot drop, but the figure was perfectly OK. Granted, I do have a plush carpet). I guess even if the plastic is worse, the set was only $12.99. I'll just have to be ginger with it.
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby Mykltron » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:04 am

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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:12 am

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Pretender Skywarp wrote:Don't forget the mis-assembled legs on Megatron, I think it's been like that on every Hasbro release so far!!


Actually, just on the green one which is surprising. All later releases (the grey Special Edition and G2-colored United release) have it fixed, but all re-releases of the green have the feet wrong, despite them coming after the SE version!
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby Pretender Skywarp » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:01 am

I knew the TT G2 deco had been fixed, but wasn't aware about the Grey SE one, how they managed to fix it then un-fix it is anyone's guess!!
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:21 am

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Pretender Skywarp wrote:I knew the TT G2 deco had been fixed, but wasn't aware about the Grey SE one, how they managed to fix it then un-fix it is anyone's guess!!


They probably updated the assembly instructions, but renamed them as well as keeping the original under the original name. You can guess the result.
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby RAcast » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:54 pm

Motto: "Can't stop, so what! That's how I like it!"
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Valandar wrote:Whoever said that Optimus has a "really derpy alt mode"...
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... Severely overestimated it. "Derpy" would be a compliment.

It's Optimus, I had to be nice! :lol:

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RAcast wrote:Just be careful with it, they suffer the same fate as Dotm Darksteel. Plastic quality issues. :( Also, that Optimus has an astoundingly derpy altmode. xD


What happens to Darksteel and this? :O Also, I love this Prime more than the voyager... really.

Well, I don't *have* this set, but I've heard many a report that this set has some cheap-feeling plastic.

As for Darksteel (who I do have), his plastic feels notably cheaper and thinner than other figures from the same line, including Dotm Sideswipe, who he is a redeco of.
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby Stockade » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:10 am

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I'm considering getting this set this weekend, and can someone post a link or tell more about the incorrect legs or feet setup for this Megatron to fix him?
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:19 pm

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Stockade wrote:I'm considering getting this set this weekend, and can someone post a link or tell more about the incorrect legs or feet setup for this Megatron to fix him?


Put simply, Megatron's feet are assembled back to front: the piece on top of the short end of the "foot" is supposed to go in front. Yes, the "foot" is actually his heel. The legs only have two screws on the inside, but the halves take a bit of wiggling to detach. After that, simply turn the foot pieces around, then reassemble.
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Re: TJ Maxx, I love you <3

Postby Stockade » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:53 am

Motto: ""Underwater, no one can hear Autobots scream!""
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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Stockade wrote:I'm considering getting this set this weekend, and can someone post a link or tell more about the incorrect legs or feet setup for this Megatron to fix him?


Put simply, Megatron's feet are assembled back to front: the piece on top of the short end of the "foot" is supposed to go in front. Yes, the "foot" is actually his heel. The legs only have two screws on the inside, but the halves take a bit of wiggling to detach. After that, simply turn the foot pieces around, then reassemble.



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