Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by chchchch, May 12, 2020.
Just when I thought I was out...
Do you think there's anyone who reads Japanese and is unaware that there's an order cutoff, that they have to order by June 15? The last tweet you posted was just as informative, with a link to the TTMall store and explaining that it's exclusive there.
The behind the scenes stuff for the team was interesting (to various degrees), but now you're just posting ads.
Aww, now I wonder how many people have me on ignore.
I never bother to put anyone on my ignore list, I figure it’s not even worth the effort.
I put a second God Neptune on preorder today. Now to sit back and wait.
Same here. It just seems weak, to be honest. I have no problem just scrolling by if it's someone making speech after speech.
Every time I think I'm going to have to put somebody on ignore, they say something I agree with, and I think well, common ground exists after all.
I'm sure I'm on a bunch of people's ignore lists!
I certainly agree here. I don't have anyone on my ignore list. I'm emotionally and intellectually stable enough to be able to at least engage my detractors. You have to be literally racist or homophobic towards me in order to land a spot on my ignore list. Not that it matters as I'd just report that shit to the mods anyways!
That being said I think I might skip out on God Neptune, regrettably. As much as I adore it's colors, the Seacons set reminded me how much work and extra parts is needed to get the combined mode stable and...I just don't wanna go through that again.
I'd like to at least get Scylla, if possible. A shame she'll probably never be available as a single!
It’s usually only a handful of people that post the same rant over and over, so it’s easy to just scroll past when you see their name.
I’m pretty happy this repaint was revealed so fast after the original set. Hoping the have some other good ideas up their sleeves that we’ll see hints for soon.
God Neptune manga translation courtesy of Tets' Toys and Shenanigans
That isn't the best translation.
Deadlock, Go Prime, and Cealogon are all on the Black planet, not purple.
Straxus activates the virus and orders the Blue Vanguard to kill everyone, including each other.
Megatron Omega's taunt is that he's leaving the universe and gathering the Star Power, leaving Star Convoy behind with that mess.
Primus is guiding the sparks to the next universe. (This is really what the entire story has been about; this universe is going to have to die and be reborn anew, but now there are all these elements who are threatening how that next universe could be born, if at all.)
Primacrons complaint is more that there are more and more creatures using his Angolmois energy, before accusing the Oracle masquerading as Primus of having it's own agenda.
On more minor points:
Straxus calls him "Megatron Omega", as does everyone else in the comic.
Star Convoy is called such by Primus and the natives.
Terrormander's boast to Sentinel Prime is that he's too fast, the Matrix Buster can't hit him.
Gallant White Convoy is a better translation then Brave White Convoy
Purple Wicked Convoy is a better translation then Purple Evil Convoy
Im hoping for an easy slam dunk like Generations Select Takararomy Liokaiser. Seriously. This needs to happen ASAP!
Back on topic: I still think God Neptune's Pirate Seacons have the glossy sheen white plastic as the originals. We need clearer in hand pics from Takara.
One thing that I'm unsure about is what versions of the figures we've been shown. It's clearly not mock-ups or tests, as both would have overly glossy paint (like we see at Toy fairs from Hasbro or at certain cons from Takara), while pre-production samples don't tend to be as good as Super Megatron and God Neptune have been shown as being. The under four month gap from order to production is so short that I could see if they were farther ahead then normal figures, but I'm still not convinced that they're still not some degree of early production figures.
Then there are a few other oddities, people have posted that having mixed Takara and Hasbro orders that it's not just different the slipcase, but some of the figures themselves are different, nothing overly substantial, but some minor differences with stamping and some other minor sculpt oddities.
I didn't post it, but there was a small note in Figure King that showed off Super Megatron, that they required 1300 pre-orders to make production if I'm not mistaken (I could be, the wording wasn't clear to me which is why I omitted it in my post at the time), which I imagine was their break even point. If I was right, then we know that they haven't done the run until they secure that many orders. I wonder then if they actually do more then one run; one for all the Takara orders, then retool to keep on track for mainline production deadlines, then switch back and finish the Hasbro orders. It would incur an added expense for switching the tooling, but I can't think of any other explanation for why the figures would be different and not just the slipcase and I could see the logistical nightmare of having both international production deadlines that are set and locked and a number of figures that are unknown until a few months prior in making sure the factory runs everything to completion. After all, they won't want to delay getting a mainline wave out just because they got far more Super Megatron or God Neptune orders then they were expecting.
It's rather absurd, but we often have people who only want to see popular opinions reflected and take offense when they notice there are people who have dissenting views on things and are brave enough to voice those views.
It's... a strange mindset to visit a public forum with.
The mindset is not strange when you understand the adolescent logic behind it - there’s about 20-30 ‘super-posters’ on this site who like to conceive of tfw as their personal message board amongst friends - they vomit down the throats of dissenting opinion not so much bc it’s dissenting, but bc it hasn’t emanated from their holy fount of sacred knowledge - the goal is to get one off “their” boards so they can feel like big man on campus for a fleeting moment ...
I'll say. I read it and I still don't know what's going on. Having it in english did nothing for me.
Can we please sticky this comment?
This place is far from disapproving of dissenting opinions. TFW honestly has a reputation for being the place where everyone disagrees with each other over every little thing.
But if you look at several of these people supposedly being brave enough to voice their dissenting opinion, you'll see they have a long history of posting just to complain and making the exact same complaints over and over. Constantly running to the internet to describe how Hasbro/Takara/WalMart/Target/Amazon should have pandered to you isn't being brave, but just incessantly whiney.
The reason it's really noticeable with the Seacon-situation is that this whole dilemma was predicted months ago. We seacon fans did our best to make sure as many people as possible understood how to acquire the Seacons, how much they cost, why they cost that much, and how insane the aftermarket prices were going to be.
But here we are again, for the thousandth time, explaining that all toys cost more after the retail supply runs out. You're no arbiter of truth for walking in and saying "well, money is hard!" when our entire hobby is the textbook definition of non-essential. I missed Botcon 2016 Megatron due to money timing issues but I didn't dedicate hours out of every week for months telling the internet how I would have done it just because I didn't get a toy for my shelf.
The art in the comic is fantastic. Too bad the story is just as nonsensical and fanwanky as ever. Seriously, 99% of the Mosaics were better than this.
If the Seacons are any indication, yes. And thanks to Chrome's translation abilities, it also helps non-English speakers.
That's really the biggest part. Secondary market prices aren't anything exclusive to the Seacons.
You can miss the regular preorder window of retail figures. Hell, look at how quickly the Target listings for Earthrise wave 2/3 ran out.
But with the Seacons, at least Pulse included a cutoff so you knew when you would no longer be able to get them. Same as God Neptune now.
You heard the man!! ... I need a sticky in this bitch, pronto!
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