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Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer

Transformers News: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 4:58PM CDT

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SDCC was the first big look at the next chapter in the Transforners brand's saga : Transformers Earthspark. It is a show that takes place after the war between Autobots and Decepticons has finished and adds an extra layer of lore to Transformers, by having some native to Earth, hence the title. Optimus will be seen by earthlings as one of the greatest heroes of all time and Hasbro is going all out once again ensuring that there will be an Optimus Prime toy on shelves at all times. So in addition to all that was released by Hasbro the other day, we have 2 more Optimus Prime toys coming:

Tra Terran deluxe Optimus Prime
DPCI: 087-26-5856 MSRP: $24.99

Earthspark Spin Changer Optimus Prime with Robby Malto

That later toy was actually on display at SDCC and we have images of it for you, coming from Toyark.

Transformers News: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer

Transformers News: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer

They also took images of the Mandroid BAF figure. He is the main villain of the series and his pieces come with the deluxe toys.

Transformers News: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer

Transformers News: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer

You can see the Mandroid character in action in the trailer below.

https://fb.watch/ew6GbNt0K2/

Also from Toyark are the shots of the back of 2 toys we had already seem, deluxe Bumblebee and warrior Elita 1.

Transformers News: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer

Transformers News: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer

Transformers News: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer

Transformers News: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer

And finally here is a video on the new flip changers. They are basically the same as 1 steps, but Hasbro added another element to the transformation as you'll see.

https://fb.watch/ew6MWINUQG/
Credit(s): JtPrime17, Toyark/TFW2005, Hasbro

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Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139507)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 26th, 2022 @ 6:59pm CDT
These look fantastic. I've always felt that the real ingenuity can be found in the kid-friendly lines.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139509)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 26th, 2022 @ 7:19pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:These look fantastic. I've always felt that the real ingenuity can be found in the kid-friendly lines.


Sometimes kids figures are fun. I enjoy cyberverse spark armor prowl and shockwave.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139515)
Posted by Emerje on July 26th, 2022 @ 7:45pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:But can they put up to the abuse of a child just introduced to transformers? I wouldn't put it pasta 7 year old to throw them off his bed lazily, saying they'll be fine.

There's an actual test performed on all toys called a drop test to make sure they either don't break or if they do break they don't leave sharp edges when dropped from a height that a child might drop them from under normal play. Some toys have reportedly failed this test and will never be reissued outside Japan (Fortress Maximus) while Hasbro likes to implement "made to break" into their toys so things like hinges and ball joints just pop off and back on rather than snap. It's not easy making toys for kids, there's a lot of safety concerns that are taken into consideration first.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139516)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 26th, 2022 @ 7:52pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:But can they put up to the abuse of a child just introduced to transformers? I wouldn't put it pasta 7 year old to throw them off his bed lazily, saying they'll be fine.

There's an actual test performed on all toys called a drop test to make sure they either don't break or if they do break they don't leave sharp edges when dropped from a height that a child might drop them from under normal play. Some toys have reportedly failed this test and will never be reissued outside Japan (Fortress Maximus) while Hasbro likes to implement "made to break" into their toys so things like hinges and ball joints just pop off and back on rather than snap. It's not easy making toys for kids, there's a lot of safety concerns that are taken into consideration first.

Emerje


There's a reason WFC is suggested 8+
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139520)
Posted by Emerje on July 26th, 2022 @ 9:07pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:But can they put up to the abuse of a child just introduced to transformers? I wouldn't put it pasta 7 year old to throw them off his bed lazily, saying they'll be fine.

There's an actual test performed on all toys called a drop test to make sure they either don't break or if they do break they don't leave sharp edges when dropped from a height that a child might drop them from under normal play. Some toys have reportedly failed this test and will never be reissued outside Japan (Fortress Maximus) while Hasbro likes to implement "made to break" into their toys so things like hinges and ball joints just pop off and back on rather than snap. It's not easy making toys for kids, there's a lot of safety concerns that are taken into consideration first.

Emerje


There's a reason WFC is suggested 8+

Yes, because Hasbro decided they should be to fit their arbitrary division of figures into age classes rather than safety reasons. Prior to the Combiner Wars line Generations figures were 5+ and nothing changed parts and safety wise.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139527)
Posted by william-james88 on July 26th, 2022 @ 10:29pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:But can they put up to the abuse of a child just introduced to transformers? I wouldn't put it pasta 7 year old to throw them off his bed lazily, saying they'll be fine.

There's an actual test performed on all toys called a drop test to make sure they either don't break or if they do break they don't leave sharp edges when dropped from a height that a child might drop them from under normal play. Some toys have reportedly failed this test and will never be reissued outside Japan (Fortress Maximus) while Hasbro likes to implement "made to break" into their toys so things like hinges and ball joints just pop off and back on rather than snap. It's not easy making toys for kids, there's a lot of safety concerns that are taken into consideration first.

Emerje


Hasbro precised a few years ago that currently (well then) drop tests are only done on figures with flying alt modes.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139528)
Posted by william-james88 on July 26th, 2022 @ 10:31pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:But can they put up to the abuse of a child just introduced to transformers? I wouldn't put it pasta 7 year old to throw them off his bed lazily, saying they'll be fine.

There's an actual test performed on all toys called a drop test to make sure they either don't break or if they do break they don't leave sharp edges when dropped from a height that a child might drop them from under normal play. Some toys have reportedly failed this test and will never be reissued outside Japan (Fortress Maximus) while Hasbro likes to implement "made to break" into their toys so things like hinges and ball joints just pop off and back on rather than snap. It's not easy making toys for kids, there's a lot of safety concerns that are taken into consideration first.

Emerje


There's a reason WFC is suggested 8+


It's unrelated to difficulty and only about marketability. The cyberverse deluxes are as complex and are 6+
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139529)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 26th, 2022 @ 10:50pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:But can they put up to the abuse of a child just introduced to transformers? I wouldn't put it pasta 7 year old to throw them off his bed lazily, saying they'll be fine.

There's an actual test performed on all toys called a drop test to make sure they either don't break or if they do break they don't leave sharp edges when dropped from a height that a child might drop them from under normal play. Some toys have reportedly failed this test and will never be reissued outside Japan (Fortress Maximus) while Hasbro likes to implement "made to break" into their toys so things like hinges and ball joints just pop off and back on rather than snap. It's not easy making toys for kids, there's a lot of safety concerns that are taken into consideration first.

Emerje


There's a reason WFC is suggested 8+


It's unrelated to difficulty and only about marketability. The cyberverse deluxes are as complex and are 6+


Cyberverse is slightly more simple, even the deluxe.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139531)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 26th, 2022 @ 10:58pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
Cyberverse is slightly more simple, even the deluxe.


The deluxes are on par with WFC in difficulty. Some are even more complicated like Deluxe Slug that got me stumped a few times. That transformation was full of unexpected twists and turns making it a challenge without instructions.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139571)
Posted by william-james88 on July 27th, 2022 @ 11:17am CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:But can they put up to the abuse of a child just introduced to transformers? I wouldn't put it pasta 7 year old to throw them off his bed lazily, saying they'll be fine.

There's an actual test performed on all toys called a drop test to make sure they either don't break or if they do break they don't leave sharp edges when dropped from a height that a child might drop them from under normal play. Some toys have reportedly failed this test and will never be reissued outside Japan (Fortress Maximus) while Hasbro likes to implement "made to break" into their toys so things like hinges and ball joints just pop off and back on rather than snap. It's not easy making toys for kids, there's a lot of safety concerns that are taken into consideration first.

Emerje


There's a reason WFC is suggested 8+


It's unrelated to difficulty and only about marketability. The cyberverse deluxes are as complex and are 6+


Cyberverse is slightly more simple, even the deluxe.


No the are not, please enough with the misinformation.
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Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 27th, 2022 @ 11:35am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
Cyberverse is slightly more simple, even the deluxe.


The deluxes are on par with WFC in difficulty. Some are even more complicated like Deluxe Slug that got me stumped a few times. That transformation was full of unexpected twists and turns making it a challenge without instructions.


Well, I only have the Prime....
But they ARE behind in updating articulation. Yes they have ankle tilt, but there are much ball joints due to the "shape" of cyberverse charecters.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139581)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 27th, 2022 @ 12:10pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
Cyberverse is slightly more simple, even the deluxe.


The deluxes are on par with WFC in difficulty. Some are even more complicated like Deluxe Slug that got me stumped a few times. That transformation was full of unexpected twists and turns making it a challenge without instructions.

Well, I only have the Prime....
But they ARE behind in updating articulation. Yes they have ankle tilt, but there are much ball joints due to the "shape" of cyberverse charecters.

I really would not call the use of a ball joint "behind in updated articulation".

And I would argue that Cyberverse deluxe Bumblebee, Megatron, Arcee, and Slug are actually better than their Siege/ER/SS86 releases.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139584)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 27th, 2022 @ 1:14pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
Cyberverse is slightly more simple, even the deluxe.


The deluxes are on par with WFC in difficulty. Some are even more complicated like Deluxe Slug that got me stumped a few times. That transformation was full of unexpected twists and turns making it a challenge without instructions.

Well, I only have the Prime....
But they ARE behind in updating articulation. Yes they have ankle tilt, but there are much ball joints due to the "shape" of cyberverse charecters.

I really would not call the use of a ball joint "behind in updated articulation".

And I would argue that Cyberverse deluxe Bumblebee, Megatron, Arcee, and Slug are actually better than their Siege/ER/SS86 releases.


Add Prowl to that list.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139586)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 27th, 2022 @ 1:24pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
Cyberverse is slightly more simple, even the deluxe.


The deluxes are on par with WFC in difficulty. Some are even more complicated like Deluxe Slug that got me stumped a few times. That transformation was full of unexpected twists and turns making it a challenge without instructions.

Well, I only have the Prime....
But they ARE behind in updating articulation. Yes they have ankle tilt, but there are much ball joints due to the "shape" of cyberverse charecters.

I really would not call the use of a ball joint "behind in updated articulation".

And I would argue that Cyberverse deluxe Bumblebee, Megatron, Arcee, and Slug are actually better than their Siege/ER/SS86 releases.

Add Prowl to that list.

Knew I forgot one.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139588)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2022 @ 1:28pm CDT
If only Prowl wasn't the rarest Cyberverse Deluxe out there. Then he wouldn't have been so hard to find. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139589)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 27th, 2022 @ 1:55pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:If only Prowl wasn't the rarest Cyberverse Deluxe out there. Then he wouldn't have been so hard to find. :BANG_HEAD:

Also something interesting is the fact that no Cyberverse deluxe got a repaint. We had a seeker mold and a datsun mold, but no repaints. i feel like that has to be some sort of record.
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 27th, 2022 @ 2:10pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Also something interesting is the fact that no Cyberverse deluxe got a repaint. We had a seeker mold and a datsun mold, but no repaints. i feel like that has to be some sort of record.


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Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139607)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 27th, 2022 @ 3:57pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:If only Prowl wasn't the rarest Cyberverse Deluxe out there. Then he wouldn't have been so hard to find. :BANG_HEAD:


They are all overpriced on Ebay, any cyberverse deluxe sells Voyager price.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139613)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 27th, 2022 @ 5:26pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:If only Prowl wasn't the rarest Cyberverse Deluxe out there. Then he wouldn't have been so hard to find. :BANG_HEAD:


They are all overpriced on Ebay, any cyberverse deluxe sells Voyager price.


You call that "overpriced"?
Are you new to this hobby?

I skipped on a "scout" DOTM Guzzle because it was it's full 10$CAN at Walmart because I was waiting for a sale. Then I never saw it ever again. Counting shipping, I can't get one for below LEADER price now.

Also if you don't count exclusives, normal retail figures that are not that old can sell for double, triple, or even 10 times the price.
Any CW fans who miss a limb bot to complete their combiner and want LEGIT stuff are in for PAIN... Unless like me, they have a local geek store who still sell those CW limbs at retail prices.

Oh, and don't get me started on G1.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139614)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 27th, 2022 @ 5:28pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:If only Prowl wasn't the rarest Cyberverse Deluxe out there. Then he wouldn't have been so hard to find. :BANG_HEAD:


They are all overpriced on Ebay, any cyberverse deluxe sells Voyager price.


You call that "overpriced"?
Are you new to this hobby?

I skipped on a "scout" DOTM Guzzle because it was it's full 10$CAN at Walmart because I was waiting for a sale. Then I never saw it ever again. Counting shipping, I can't get one for below LEADER price now.

Also if you don't count exclusives, normal retail figures that are not that old can sell for double, triple, or even 10 times the price.
Any CW fans who miss a limb bot to complete their combiner and want LEGIT stuff are in for PAIN... Unless like me, they have a local geek store who still sell those CW limbs at retail prices.

Oh, and don't get me started on G1.


Hey, I know about scalpers. It still sucks, no excuse!

And I guess I'm technically new to collecting, but I'll for sure quit in a few years. I'm not one of those that buys figures just because they exist.
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Posted by Burn on July 27th, 2022 @ 5:30pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:If only Prowl wasn't the rarest Cyberverse Deluxe out there. Then he wouldn't have been so hard to find. :BANG_HEAD:

He was hard to find?
huh ... have to check K-Mart later, might still be one floating around there.
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2022 @ 5:56pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:If only Prowl wasn't the rarest Cyberverse Deluxe out there. Then he wouldn't have been so hard to find. :BANG_HEAD:

He was hard to find?
huh ... have to check K-Mart later, might still be one floating around there.
Says the man whose country still has a retail chain that went virtually extinct in the United States years ago.
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 27th, 2022 @ 5:59pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:Hey, I know about scalpers. It still sucks, no excuse!


"Scalping" is a term only valid for things that just came out or are technically available on store shelves. Worst victims are badly distributed exclusives of desirable characters. But pass a certain timeframe, it just become the secondary market.

RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:And I guess I'm technically new to collecting, but I'll for sure quit in a few years. I'm not one of those that buys figures just because they exist.


We ALL said that at some point... And years (or decades) later, here we still are.
;)
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Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 27th, 2022 @ 6:04pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:Hey, I know about scalpers. It still sucks, no excuse!


"Scalping" is a term only valid for things that just came out or are technically available on store shelves. Worst victims are badly distributed exclusives of desirable characters. But pass a certain timeframe, it just become the secondary market.

RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:And I guess I'm technically new to collecting, but I'll for sure quit in a few years. I'm not one of those that buys figures just because they exist.


We ALL said that at some point... And years (or decades) later, here we still are.
;)


After saying THAT......I might as well get a sign from God that I should sell my collection and forget transformers completely.
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 27th, 2022 @ 6:07pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:After saying THAT......I might as well get a sign from God that I should sell my collection and forget transformers completely.


Until something lure you right back in.

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Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 27th, 2022 @ 6:08pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:After saying THAT......I might as well get a sign from God that I should sell my collection and forget transformers completely.


Until something lure you right back in.

Image


:-(
I could stop checking the news, and notifications can be turned off. But if I was handed a few 100 dollars right now, I'd buy my last figures and quit.
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Posted by Cyber Bishop on July 27th, 2022 @ 6:46pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:"Scalping" is a term only valid for things that just came out or are technically available on store shelves. Worst victims are badly distributed exclusives of desirable characters. But pass a certain timeframe, it just become the secondary market.


uh.. nope

Scalping is the term used to describe someone who buys something in low supply and resells it for a higher price to make profit.

https://4chantoy.fandom.com/wiki/Toy_Scalping

I dont give two shits if it is off 4 chan as it is an accurate description. If you buy something with the intent to sell at a higher price you are a scalper dick-bag. I opened ebay before Cosmos became available on pulse and searched for him, got a couple hits then watched pulse again, as soon as it became available and sold out I went back to ebay, lo and behold there suddenly popped up TONS of pre-orders for prices WAY higher than pulse was selling for. scalpers.

https://abc7news.com/holiday-shopping-p ... s/7582929/

Scalping is anyone that buys something at retail hot or not to make a profit off of it period.
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Posted by william-james88 on July 27th, 2022 @ 7:35pm CDT
Cyber Bishop wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:"Scalping" is a term only valid for things that just came out or are technically available on store shelves. Worst victims are badly distributed exclusives of desirable characters. But pass a certain timeframe, it just become the secondary market.


uh.. nope

Scalping is the term used to describe someone who buys something in low supply and resells it for a higher price to make profit.

https://4chantoy.fandom.com/wiki/Toy_Scalping

I dont give two shits if it is off 4 chan as it is an accurate description. If you buy something with the intent to sell at a higher price you are a scalper dick-bag. I opened ebay before Cosmos became available on pulse and searched for him, got a couple hits then watched pulse again, as soon as it became available and sold out I went back to ebay, lo and behold there suddenly popped up TONS of pre-orders for prices WAY higher than pulse was selling for. scalpers.

https://abc7news.com/holiday-shopping-p ... s/7582929/

Scalping is anyone that buys something at retail hot or not to make a profit off of it period.


Sure. But Scalping is not selling a 3 year old toy, that is no longer being distributed, on eBay at secondary market price. Which is what Rodimus Ukraine was referencing.

I 100% agree with your definition though as it would give further credence that anyone who calls out scalping on Haslab projects would be wrong in doing so. Since the supply if those toys was literally the demand of the time.
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 27th, 2022 @ 11:25pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Cyber Bishop wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:"Scalping" is a term only valid for things that just came out or are technically available on store shelves. Worst victims are badly distributed exclusives of desirable characters. But pass a certain timeframe, it just become the secondary market.


uh.. nope

Scalping is the term used to describe someone who buys something in low supply and resells it for a higher price to make profit.

https://4chantoy.fandom.com/wiki/Toy_Scalping

I dont give two shits if it is off 4 chan as it is an accurate description. If you buy something with the intent to sell at a higher price you are a scalper dick-bag. I opened ebay before Cosmos became available on pulse and searched for him, got a couple hits then watched pulse again, as soon as it became available and sold out I went back to ebay, lo and behold there suddenly popped up TONS of pre-orders for prices WAY higher than pulse was selling for. scalpers.

https://abc7news.com/holiday-shopping-p ... s/7582929/

Scalping is anyone that buys something at retail hot or not to make a profit off of it period.


Sure. But Scalping is not selling a 3 year old toy, that is no longer being distributed, on eBay at secondary market price. Which is what Rodimus Ukraine was referencing.

I 100% agree with your definition though as it would give further credence that anyone who calls out scalping on Haslab projects would be wrong in doing so. Since the supply if those toys was literally the demand of the time.



Maybe I explained myself badly but that's what I meant. If you remove the CURRENT toy from the market just to flip it right now, that's textbook scalping. But if you sell the thing in like, more than a year, way long after the thing is gone forever and can't be obtained by any means, that can't be considered "scalping" anymore.

Because if not, then all those people selling authentic sealed G1 toys are "scalpers". And everyone selling their old stuff are too if the things are new.
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Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 28th, 2022 @ 12:01am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Cyber Bishop wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:"Scalping" is a term only valid for things that just came out or are technically available on store shelves. Worst victims are badly distributed exclusives of desirable characters. But pass a certain timeframe, it just become the secondary market.


uh.. nope

Scalping is the term used to describe someone who buys something in low supply and resells it for a higher price to make profit.

https://4chantoy.fandom.com/wiki/Toy_Scalping

I dont give two shits if it is off 4 chan as it is an accurate description. If you buy something with the intent to sell at a higher price you are a scalper dick-bag. I opened ebay before Cosmos became available on pulse and searched for him, got a couple hits then watched pulse again, as soon as it became available and sold out I went back to ebay, lo and behold there suddenly popped up TONS of pre-orders for prices WAY higher than pulse was selling for. scalpers.

https://abc7news.com/holiday-shopping-p ... s/7582929/

Scalping is anyone that buys something at retail hot or not to make a profit off of it period.


Sure. But Scalping is not selling a 3 year old toy, that is no longer being distributed, on eBay at secondary market price. Which is what Rodimus Ukraine was referencing.

I 100% agree with your definition though as it would give further credence that anyone who calls out scalping on Haslab projects would be wrong in doing so. Since the supply if those toys was literally the demand of the time.



Maybe I explained myself badly but that's what I meant. If you remove the CURRENT toy from the market just to flip it right now, that's textbook scalping. But if you sell the thing in like, more than a year, way long after the thing is gone forever and can't be obtained by any means, that can't be considered "scalping" anymore.

Because if not, then all those people selling authentic sealed G1 toys are "scalpers". And everyone selling their old stuff are too if the things are new.


Overpriced is overpriced, but maybe g1/beast wars is an exception. That's why knocks offs exist ;)
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139655)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 28th, 2022 @ 4:39am CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:Overpriced is overpriced, but maybe g1/beast wars is an exception. That's why knocks offs exist ;)


Correction. "Overpriced" is relative to what YOU are willing to pay. Perfect example, a normal toy at normal retail can still be "overpriced" if it's something you have no interests in. However, a Grail you were looking for pop in on eBay at "only" 400% of the original retail price and you'll jump on it.

That weirdness is a hidden rule any collectors unwillingly follow.
¯\_(⟃ ͟ʖ⟄)_/¯

On the K.O side-note, I really want a G1 Gnaw but I want the ORIGINAL one. I could pay the 130$+ the sellers ask for but the market is overflowing with K.Os. So I fear to be screwed over. The Gnaw K.O is of horrible quality and it's still 50$US shipped. I handled one at my local geek store and I had to tell the bad news to the store owner. 50$US for that K.O is grossly overpriced I.M.O.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139664)
Posted by DeathReviews on July 28th, 2022 @ 8:53am CDT
"Optimus, help! My LEGS are fused together!"
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Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139675)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 28th, 2022 @ 10:09am CDT
DeathReviews wrote:"Optimus, help! My LEGS are fused together!"
Just like 85% of the original Generation 1 toys of the 1980s that people love so much. :P
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139686)
Posted by william-james88 on July 28th, 2022 @ 11:34am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:"Optimus, help! My LEGS are fused together!"
Just like 85% of the original Generation 1 toys of the 1980s that people love so much. :P


I think I should write an article:

"would you hate the G1 line if it was released today?"

Also, Academy of Dr.X, "overpriced" can only be applied as a comparative assessment. I pay $50-$1000 for comics that were jut 10 cents once. But compared to the current market, I bought them at a pretty good price. There are vintage comics where the seller is asking for much higher than the current market and those are overpriced.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:These look fantastic. I've always felt that the real ingenuity can be found in the kid-friendly lines.


I remember when RID and Combiner Wars were coming out at the same time and while the combiner wars toys were nice, they transformations were all basically the same. Some fans turned their attention to the RID decepticons for a breath of fresh air in terms of design and transformations. I was one of them, it was a great time.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139701)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 28th, 2022 @ 1:19pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:"Optimus, help! My LEGS are fused together!"
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Hopefully he doesn't have a slot in his but like the unfortunate human behind him.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139705)
Posted by william-james88 on July 28th, 2022 @ 1:58pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:"Optimus, help! My LEGS are fused together!"
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Hopefully he doesn't have a slot in his but like the unfortunate human behind him.


The slot is in the lower back to attachment a piece making her have wings
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139706)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 28th, 2022 @ 2:05pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:"Optimus, help! My LEGS are fused together!"
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Hopefully he doesn't have a slot in his but like the unfortunate human behind him.


The slot is in the lower back to attachment a piece making her have wings


I know but it looks ugly and is a dumb gimmick anyway. I'm sure bumblebee wouldn't sacrifice his spoiler for some random girl to use as a jet pack....
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139721)
Posted by william-james88 on July 28th, 2022 @ 3:30pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:"Optimus, help! My LEGS are fused together!"
Image


Hopefully he doesn't have a slot in his but like the unfortunate human behind him.


The slot is in the lower back to attachment a piece making her have wings


I know but it looks ugly and is a dumb gimmick anyway. I'm sure bumblebee wouldn't sacrifice his spoiler for some random girl to use as a jet pack....


Stop it with your garbage negativity. Let the kids who this is made for decide if they like it or not.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139724)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 28th, 2022 @ 3:38pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:"Optimus, help! My LEGS are fused together!"
Image


Hopefully he doesn't have a slot in his but like the unfortunate human behind him.


The slot is in the lower back to attachment a piece making her have wings


I know but it looks ugly and is a dumb gimmick anyway. I'm sure bumblebee wouldn't sacrifice his spoiler for some random girl to use as a jet pack....


Stop it with your garbage negativity. Let the kids who this is made for decide if they like it or not.


I know how a kid would probably think. I once was one myself. Still though- GIVE KIDS SOMETHING COOL PEOPLE! IT'S NOT THAT HARD! Like how old do you actually think I am.... :roll:
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139744)
Posted by Burn on July 28th, 2022 @ 7:45pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:[Like how old do you actually think I am.... :roll:

I'd like to say 40-ish but given your petulant outbursts and victim crying I'd call you a Zoomer.
(Posted like the grumpy old Gen X'er that I am. Damn kids always making me grumpy with their fancy ball joints and ratchets)
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139749)
Posted by Emerje on July 28th, 2022 @ 8:33pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:I know but it looks ugly and is a dumb gimmick anyway. I'm sure bumblebee wouldn't sacrifice his spoiler for some random girl to use as a jet pack....

Oh, so you've seen the show and know this is only something that happens with the toy, huh?

Emerje
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139750)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 28th, 2022 @ 8:34pm CDT
Burn wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:[Like how old do you actually think I am.... :roll:

I'd like to say 40-ish but given your petulant outbursts and victim crying I'd call you a Zoomer.
(Posted like the grumpy old Gen X'er that I am. Damn kids always making me grumpy with their fancy ball joints and ratchets)


Oh wow LOL! Not even close! Whatever though, you DONT want to know..
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139751)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 28th, 2022 @ 8:34pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:I know but it looks ugly and is a dumb gimmick anyway. I'm sure bumblebee wouldn't sacrifice his spoiler for some random girl to use as a jet pack....

Oh, so you've seen the show and know this is only something that happens with the toy, huh?

Emerje


I haven't seen the show...
But either way
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139755)
Posted by william-james88 on July 28th, 2022 @ 9:42pm CDT
Enough, let's go back to talking about the toys. Which intrigue you? I'm really into that Twitch figure.
While Megs has a cool design, I am dissapointed by the fake kibble chest and how the rotors can't point up in alt mode.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139758)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 28th, 2022 @ 10:04pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Enough, let's go back to talking about the toys. Which intrigue you? I'm really into that Twitch figure.
While Megs has a cool design, I am dissapointed by the fake kibble chest and how the rotors can't point up in alt mode.


Same. If I buy one figure to test the line it'd probably be megatron, or twitch if she gets good reviews.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2139766)
Posted by Burn on July 28th, 2022 @ 11:19pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Which intrigue you?

From a brief cursory glance at the pics I'm down for Megatron. I wouldn't be surprised if down the track and if the show proves to be successful that we get more "older age appropriate" figures which address your fake chest and rotor concerns.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2144272)
Posted by MaximalNui on September 10th, 2022 @ 6:11pm CDT
I'm actually surprised they didn't make any toy of the kids' robo-gauntlets; that looks like prime roleplay material.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2144273)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 10th, 2022 @ 6:49pm CDT
MaximalNui wrote:I'm actually surprised they didn't make any toy of the kids' robo-gauntlets; that looks like prime roleplay material.


Give it time.
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2144280)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on September 10th, 2022 @ 7:26pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
MaximalNui wrote:I'm actually surprised they didn't make any toy of the kids' robo-gauntlets; that looks like prime roleplay material.


Give it time.


I'm sure they are easy to make with regular gloves
Re: Transformers Earthspark News Roundup with More Optimus Prime Toys Coming + BAF Mandroid and Trailer (2145252)
Posted by william-james88 on September 24th, 2022 @ 10:07am CDT
Hasbro is getting ready to launch their new Transformers mainline, Earthspark. This will be the line taking up the majority of the shelfspace for the next few years, as Cyberverse did, to provide kids and parents with Transformers toys all year round for whatever occasion. As with Cyberverse and recent movie lines, the emphasis will be on simple toys and gimmicks, since those have sold well in the past (and in fact, have sold well with kids since G1) but there will be deluxe figures from the get go which aim to provide similar entertainment and complexity as deluxes in other lines. While the toyline debuted at SDCC, it is at the Sydney Oz Comic-Con that Hasbro is showing the final toys in their packaging. We see deluxe Megatron, Twitch and Bumblebee plus Warrior Optimus and Elita-1, along with other toys. It is also revealed that the Mandroid build -a-figure will be made up of 7 toys which will come in different waves. There will be more reveals as the week-end goes on with coverage from Griffin from Ozformers. He wrote the blurb below informing Australian fans of the event:

Transformers Earthspark toys to be revealed in packaging and reviewed at Sydney Oz Comic-Con - Saturday September 24th.
It is at the Dome at the Sydney Showgrounds, Olympic Park, with a Transformers Booth promoting Earthspark, and some other licensed items... so I hope to see a fair few Australian Transformers fans there over the two days.

The booth is at A121, which is right near the entrance... and at 10am in the morning in the "Halloween Ends Theatre", there will be a live reveal of the Earthspark toys IN PACKAGING for the first time in the world.

Since I will be one of two fans helping out Hasbro at the convention, I have already been shown the packaging and toys, and have been given permission to review and post up images after the convention - but Hasbro will be having a professional filming at the convention and the presentation, so you should see something on their official Socials at some point too.


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