The Official Rant Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Capirus, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Leopold Xerovsky

    Leopold Xerovsky Unicron was right

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    Forward/back articulation in ankles is kinda more trouble than draw for me. Siege springer, studio 86 hot rod, and thrilling 30 arcee just to name the ones on my shelf that kind of suck to pose because their ankles can't actually support much after a while. I know, dab some floor polish in there, but still.
     
  2. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

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    Can't relate.
     
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  3. YellowCorvette

    YellowCorvette Waiting for Legacy Armada Hot Shot to become real

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    Not really a rant per se, but with more and more figures from other toylines manage to implement elbow and knee joint that allows for articulation that can bend beyond 90 degrees, I do wish that hasTak could do so on a wider scale; Figures such as Kingdom Rodimus Prime and Siege Starscream having knee and elbow bend beyond 90 degrees is a promising start, but I would love if such designs can be adapted in mainline figures on a wider scale.
     
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  4. JazzAlert13

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    I agree but tbf most other toy lines don’t have to make sure that each figure has two (or more) modes to look good in. But yeah more articulation is always a plus!
     
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  5. OCDChad

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  6. KFGatri

    KFGatri Madman with a Blue Box

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    One of the reasons I don’t do official Masterpiece anymore.
     
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  7. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    Ahhh, I remember when the word "masterpiece" was less of an expensive sounding word as the name for a toyline and more of an actual descriptor of the quality of the piece.

    At the time of the original MP-01 that was basically the absolute best Takara could do. It was their *masterpiece*. IT certainly does not mean that anymore.

    Nobody would look at the final product of Hound, or Starscream/Thundercracker 2.0, or OP's breaking knees, and call that their masterpiece. They would be embarrassed.
     
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  8. OCDChad

    OCDChad Well-Known Member

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    Hasbro Pulse put Tigatron on the website without sending an email notification. It's the same bullshit they did with Red Alert.
     
  9. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Fall Passions

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    You know, selling stuff can be a real fucking hassle sometimes.

    Here’s a VERY abridged version of some conversations you can have with collectors in any community.

    “Hey so I’m selling this for HALF of it’s aftermarket price.”

    “Is it complete?”

    “No. But it’s only missing an non-essential part.”

    “Does the price include shipping?”

    “no”

    “Do you have the box?”

    “No. I was listed as loose.”

    “Is the condition good?”

    “Yes it’s just missing an extra hand and has no box.”

    “ARE YOU TRYING TO RIP ME OFF? WHAT KIND OF DEAL IS THIS?”


    And I’m just like, “I don’t know, it’s half price for a reason?” But that isn’t enough. Oh no. They want it practically MISB for $20 plus free shipping!


    That said, some customers a great. Love em’. Super easy to work with, understandable, and can pay immediately.


    Oh, now I’m reminded of the “Hey can you go ahead and ship this for me I can pay you in two weeks” offers I’ve gotten. Or the people who demand I hold something hot for two months for them, and then when I sell it to someone else who has the money upfront they freak out all call me a POS.
     
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  10. Aleydarogue

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    Totally agree hell my mp01 is beat up cause i played the hell out of him. Grabbed him from my self which i didn't touch for maybe two years and the mfer still holds together. This is a DAY 1 version Ill have u know. I think he was 120-150. Now you pay almost triple that amount and u can barely transform the bloody things without worrying bout snapping something, louse joints ect.
     
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  11. Aleydarogue

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    Okay my rant. F##$kin kingdom Galvatron. Three versions now and I still can't get one. (Waiting on the selects version preorder but im worried it will get cancelled) and semi related wtf is up with these prices. Figures that have come out THIS YEAR are going for double or triple msrb. While figures who came out almost a decade ago are going for reasonable prices.
     
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  12. Olivus Prime

    Olivus Prime Space Ranger

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    Nowadays I just list things on eBay for low prices, and watch the auction intensify. Then the buyer can't get mad that they're paying the true worth of a figure.
     
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  13. JazzAlert13

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    You know that’s fair. I think it’s much better to post something on eBay for msrp and have it end up going to like idk $200+ then post it for $200+.


    This is obviously only taking about things that are not already $200+ msrp.
     
  14. Leopold Xerovsky

    Leopold Xerovsky Unicron was right

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    Throwing this here rather than bumming out the recent purchases thread: the sheer amount of fine modding I'm doing to studio 86 jazz (filing, shaving, clipping) to make the alt mode fit together smoothly shouldn't need to be done. Yeah, I'm not on about the plastic today, I'm on about the clearances and mold QC. The copy I got doesn't appear to have any stress marks or splits, and hopefully these fixes help keep it that way.
     
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  15. Ice1991

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    People just stealing toys now. I've been to so many stores where I currently live and have seen so many ripped open packages just hidden in plain sight.

    People don't even try to hide it. And I doubt they get caught.
     
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    Just saw an opened BW Scorponok. It was complete and attached to the insert, but no box anywhere in sight. I know it’s not stealing, but just no respect.
     
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  17. Olivus Prime

    Olivus Prime Space Ranger

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    Joke's on them - once toy stores close because of their lack of profits, in part thanks to people stealing, they'll have nowhere to steal from.
    Yeah I used to list items as buy it now at what I thought they were worth, but this was often tricky to determine with reasonable accuracy. Now they literally go for what they're worth at that moment, as people will often just stop bidding once they reach what they're okay with paying.

    Sometimes it also means that people get figures for crazy steals, which I'm always happy with, as I remember how exciting it used to be getting deals like that myself!
     
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  18. HunterGreen2005

    HunterGreen2005 In Stock

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    Negative: FOMO is intensifiying with PulseCon, worried I might not get everything I want.
    Positive: Have Pulse Premium and flexible work schedule.

    Negative: Also kind of overwhelmed looking at my spreadsheet of everything I budgeted for and pre-ordered.
    Positive: Holiday work bonus, also, I started to cancel a few pre-orders, and it went like dominoes, cancelled quite a few and not experiencing any regrets, lol.

    Negative: Toxic/annoying posts on TFW2005.
    Positive: Ignore button... ever click to see who is on your ignore list once in a while? I just did and noticed like ~8 out of 10 are banned, lol!


    endRant.
     
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  19. Rattlehead1320

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    I'm trying to sell one of my Power rangers Lightning figure last week at local marketplace and I listed it with description "LIKE NEW complete with accessories , see photos" ....but still......

    Buyer : is it still in perfect condition?
    Me : Yes as in description
    Buyer : Does it come with the box?
    Me : Yes, the photo clearly shows the figure inside the window box !
    Buyer : Does it includes all the accessories?
    Me : Blocked this clown from sending msg (too bad the marketplace doesnt allow me to block buyer from buying)
     
  20. StrifeZ

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    So here's a new one and it's probably going to be spicy.

    I try to keep this hobby as positive as possible. Oh sure like everything else it has its problems and frustrations - the canceled pre-order here or the underwhelming toy there, but Transformers is about pure escapism. It's about joy. It's akin to eating a big bowl of sugary cereal like you're a kid again. What other reason does someone in their mid to late 30s have about spending a couple thousand dollars a year on a plastic toys, or going to see a showing of a 35 year old animated movie? Life has a lot of stress for me and other people and responsibilities grow and grow. So when it comes to this hobby, if it isn't positive, it isn't worth doing.

    Today it was not positive. It's not a big deal, but man is it annoying.

    I follow a bunch of Transformers news and 3rd parties and garage kit people on Facebook and twitter. I hope to find out about things earlier, maybe before I read it here. Well today, on FB, this popped up in my feed on the Facebook page of one of the 3D printing people I've bought from before.

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    (If you want to know what this phrase means, here is an explainer: How 'Let's go Brandon' became an anti-Biden conservative heckle)

    I've blacked out the name because I don't want it to be become "a' thing" with him and having him dragged for having an opinion. I will say it's not JRC Design and Nonnef, which are the two best addon people out there. It's someone else.

    Let me be clear: I don't care about the politics being expressed in this image. I disagree with his politics to be sure, but he has a right to have those affiliations, and yes, to be toxic in expressing them. It's still a free country. My objection / rant is not remotely about that. If it were a pro-Biden / anti-Trump toxic one (or even a non-toxic one), I'd be just as annoyed.

    What I do care about (and am ranting about) is that like the fucking virus it is, this toxic political shit infiltrates even this hobby. Even something that is supposed to be about joy is not immune from someone injecting not just politics (which would be annoying enough), but toxic politics, into it. And we who follow expecting Transformers-related stuff are subjected to this intrusion into our joyful hobby.

    Maybe it was a slip... an error in judgement. We all do stupid things. But I don't do politics on Facebook, Twitter, or here and have a zero tolerance approach to it. It's not my thing to do in a social media setting, so I promptly de-friended the guy/store and won't be buying from him again.

    It's just insane to me though with everything that's happened in the past 5 years, and in the past 20 months with Covid especially, that someone thought it cool to drag even this harmless escapism down into the depths of the political coarseness that most decent people are utterly sick to death of. Did he really think "you know what Transfans and my customers needs more of? Toxic political sniping."

    If this guy wants to stand along the side of a road and wave a flag with "Let's Go Brandon", more power to him. As Optimus Prime would say "Freedom is his right". And politics are important! The message delivered in that saying is coarse but the issues our country faces and the problem solving them matter a great deal. But does even this hobby need to be yet another battlefield for it? Is that really how things need to go? I think it's been pretty good about keeping it out as a whole, so I wouldn't blow it up into more than what it is, but it's a reminder to be on guard about how quick a slip can happen. So let's just recommit to keeping this a positive, politics-free hobby and community. One about uniting in shared love of Transformers, and not yet another one pointlessly riven by toxicity in a country whose people are actively forgetting how to talk kindly to one and other.
     
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