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by Time Traveller
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Toy Talk
Topic: Action Master hip sizes
Replies: 1
Views: 5

Re: Action Master hip sizes

I haven't had every single Action Master apart, but as I recall only Megatron and Gutcruncher have that hip size. I'll have a look when I'm at the shop this week, but you may wind up needing to grab a junker fig (a super yellowed Megatron perhaps) if the die-cast hip is broken. Let me verify and get...
by Time Traveller
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Toy Talk
Topic: Please help toy id. [Hard mode, no pics]
Replies: 8
Views: 49

Re: Please help toy id. [Hard mode, no pics]

I have to say I remember getting SSSS Drago and Zenon brand new when they came out, and they were incredible, despite me not being into Power Rangers/ tokusatsu at all. A fun fact is that the toys were actually developed by Takara (Japanese partner in Transformers), and just licensed in the US by Pl...
by Time Traveller
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Eternals (2021)- Maggy's Movie Reviews
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: The Eternals (2021)- Maggy's Movie Reviews

Daaaaaamnnn. I haven't watched any MCU stuff since Endgame, and it sounds more and more like I've made the right choice. Could it be that there's just too much power level creep, and now nothing can really make sense without a bunch of poor storytelling elements, retconning, and other such forced ga...
by Time Traveller
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Toy Talk
Topic: Generations Legacy
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Generations Legacy

Dear Hasbro, Thank you for your interest in my 2009 fan-design character "Cambreaker" I'm surprised you found the photographed concept drawing on my long-inactive DeviantArt account, so I assume you carefully follow my online presence. I have chosen to waive my copyright protections on the...
by Time Traveller
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Toy Talk
Topic: Shipping question
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Shipping question

Metroplex seldom breaks in shipping. We usually ship him in robot mode, and just make sure he is adequately padded and not squeezed up against the wall of the box. I think most of the waist breaks were from the sorts of abuse that only a rambunctious child can dish out :)
by Time Traveller
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Transformerland.com Feedback
Topic: Price Guide inconsistencies
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Price Guide inconsistencies

I see what you're saying. This is kind of an artifact of where our data on a for-sale figure is stored. The "toy type" (sealed,packaged complete, loose complete, figure only) is stored as a sort of primary key in our database, but the description is just stored as a text blob. We have chos...
by Time Traveller
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bad News: Takara Transformers no longer official!
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Bad News: Takara Transformers no longer official!

Nope. We are not able to use the name Transformerland on ebay, despite the company being incorporated as such, and having been so for over a decade.
by Time Traveller
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bad News: Takara Transformers no longer official!
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Bad News: Takara Transformers no longer official!

I'm not saying it's necessarily malice, but a web of perverse incentives leading to abusive behavior towards parties with less or no power. It enables and empowers the stupidity.
by Time Traveller
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bad News: Takara Transformers no longer official!
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Bad News: Takara Transformers no longer official!

The corporatocracy is always a relevant discussion. I used to hate "the auction site", but now that I have to deal with them for a big chunk of my living, I really hate them. In this case, Hasbro is acting under the perverse incentives set up in that system. However, I shall forever take i...
by Time Traveller
Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bad News: Takara Transformers no longer official!
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Bad News: Takara Transformers no longer official!

So, we got this notice from the auction site's VeRO (Verified Rights Owner) program notifying us that our Japanese G1 Black Zarack and Music Label Soundwave are not official Transformers, and it is inappropriate to use the Transformers name in our listings for them. What could this mean for the Tran...
by Time Traveller
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Toy Talk
Topic: Please help me!
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Please help me!

Huh. Until this thread, I'd never seen any other than the Dash Max. Good to know what they all look like. Now if only the official one wasn't priced at $280...
by Time Traveller
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Toy Talk
Topic: New toy purchases
Replies: 7634
Views: 617416

Re: New toy purchases

I have to say, the folded cardboard inserts for Kingdom are making my package-saving take up a LOT less space. I wish I could go back in time and make all packaging since the 90s have cardboard-only packaging.
by Time Traveller
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Transformers Toy Talk
Topic: LEGO
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: LEGO

Have you tried any of the Mega Construx MOTU? Minerva had little interest in them, I have too many other collections, but I thought they LOOKED pretty cool.
by Time Traveller
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Transformers Toy Talk
Topic: Action Toys Machine Robo (ATMR)
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Action Toys Machine Robo (ATMR)

But there's OoooOOOnnnnllLLyyyyYYY a dozen so far! :wink:
I like Buggy Robo, he's very tidy and straightforward. And he's not icky green like all the Japan-produced originals. His boombox-looking gun is fun too.
by Time Traveller
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Transformers Toy Talk
Topic: LEGO
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: LEGO

Classic Space, and the early '90s space themes are my jam. Blacktron I and II, Space Police I, Unitron, M-Tron, and Spyrius. I'm not super active though, my last buy was 6989 Mega Core Magnetizer. I already collect too many other toys, so I'll probably finish off these series and call it a day. I'll...
by Time Traveller
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Toy Talk
Topic: New toy purchases
Replies: 7634
Views: 617416

Re: New toy purchases

My tactic has always been to use a knife and slice 3 sides of the bubble from the card, which has resulted in me saving 25 cubic meters of packaging. I can't say I'm proud of it :lol:
by Time Traveller
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Transformers Toy Talk
Topic: Action Toys Machine Robo (ATMR)
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Action Toys Machine Robo (ATMR)

Love this line. Can't praise the little buggers enough. Clever but largely intuitive transformations, very poseable, fun weapons, l'il bit of die-cast for "that heft" . Considering the price of MP these days, they're easily comparable value at $50 MSRP. Anybody else got any? Missile Robo (...
by Time Traveller
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Toy Talk
Topic: Please help me!
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Please help me!

Yup! One of these days I'd like to hunt down an original Takara set for the Brave archive. Dash is the only KO I've seen in the wild, and I'm not sure why.
by Time Traveller
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Background / Prep Area
Topic: Some thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Some thoughts

I've always been partial to "not Earth". In a G1 setting, Earth has a tendency to result in hamstrung Autobots spending more time dealing with humans than Decepticons. I am OK with Earth being an offscreen element though, because I LOVE using specific Earth vehicles as alt modes :D I think...