The Official Rant Thread

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

  1. fschuler

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    I think you hit on it with your comment that the Siege designs aren’t particularly daring. I tend to agree with that as far as the bot modes go. I love them, don’t get me wrong, but some of them look maybe a little too G1. I can’t say I blame them for playing it kind of safe in that way, I guess, but some crazier designs might have upped the excitement factor.
     
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  2. Prime of Shadows

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    Or maybe gone for some new characters? Or ones who have never been redone? I’d love some new designs for Slapdash, Joyride, and Getaway (chromedome redeco doesn’t count).
     
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    Oh yeah...that as well. I think there’s going to be more of that to come.
     
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    I’m tired of seeing people transform Siege Ironhide and leaving the whole chest flat. It looks like shit, and anyone paying an ounce of attention should have seen people transform it correctly by now.
     
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  5. Capirus

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    Yeah, I agree. They're great, but something is missing. It's weird because this line is basically what I've been wanting for a while. Cybertronian modes that aren't just confusing messes or Tron cars that turn in robots that are distinctly characters from the show with all their kibble and whatnot. It should be the most exciting line ever! But for some reason, I'm like, "oh neat" and that's it. Still cool, but not mind-blowing.

    ...Oh my god. Have I been transforming him wrong this whole time?! That's what those two crevasses in the cockpit are for! I didn't even notice the second hinge on the front window! Dammit! He's looks so much better! I'm an idiot!
     
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    Sorry, man. Didn’t mean to call you out!
     
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    Hey, Takara! You still in charge of factory picking?
    If so, this is your fault.
     
  8. Capirus

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    Haha! No worries! It was more of a dope moment for me and I like to sometimes play small things out of proportion. It's kind of like washing all you socks but you discover you missed one and so you yell at your single unclean sock (possibly also threatening it with detergent). It's all for comedy, my friend. Besides Ironhide does actually look better with the chest more jutted out. I'm glad you mentioned it!
     
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    Generations selects has the most boring character choices that should of been just at retail, shouldn't smokecreen be at retail? he's a B lister, B lister's aren't special. Also why do people whine and whine about repaints, now we have the suffer the consequences of "lazy combiner wars repaints" and have shorter lines with less repaints. Potp and maybe siege were 3 or 4 waves, and later waves of potp had fucking repacks, something i'd argue is worse than repaints if it's an overly common figure like potp Jazz. There are some characters that are too obscure to get an original mold for. and when they do they shelf warm because the most people are like "who the fuck is that" ie TR doublecross. most of this stuff just bugs me
     
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    People that don't read threads.

    "Why are his arms like that?"
    "It's screen accurate."

    3 posts later.

    "Why are his arms like that?"
    "... It's screen accurate."

    Pay your fellow posters some respect and read their comments. If it's a news story that's 20 hours old, your question has probably already been answered.
     
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  11. Capirus

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    You know, if it's like 5-10 pages back, I'll let it slide. But on the same page... Just. Look. Up.
     
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    POTP Blastoffs jump in price. Punch and Repugunus aren’t as expensive as Blastoff (probably because of taktom releases) but the fact it’s $70 aud at the cheapest anywhere is ridiculous. I’m kicking myself for missing out when it was $50 but it’s not like it’s a limited botcon exclusive from 2006.


    Also people’s reactions to mp48. If you aren’t a fan of BWII then it’s not meant for you don’t complain it’s not like the other 42-43 mps have been from g1
     
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  13. Capirus

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    So, I keep having this problem where websites won't let me buy stuff. I had this problem with FunPub when I signed up for a membership which I absolutely would have taken advantage of but despite having an account, I couldn't log into it because it also didn't exist. I've had the same issue with Robot Kingdom and a few other sites and it's getting quite annoying, especially when they can't fix the problem. I miss the days where instead of coders, we had programmers. Sigh...
     
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    Ok. Seriously! How in the world did the factory pass this?
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    I'd very much like to have a chat with employee who inspects figures.

    And Takara, find a new factory.
     
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  15. Trunkkey

    Trunkkey There are no bad toys, just bad people.

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    As a mechanical engineer, I get annoyed to no end when reviewers start brazenly misusing the word "tolerance".
    It's probably not a tolerance issue.
    They just didn't design it with enough clearance.
    They are not the same.
     
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    So ... you’re saying you don’t have tolerance for that sort of thing?
     
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  17. Trunkkey

    Trunkkey There are no bad toys, just bad people.

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    Hah!
    I just don’t think they have the clearance to use that word. :rolleyes: 
     
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    It’s clear to me that I can barely tolerate this conversation! :p 
     
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    You know what bugs me, people that don't read threads!
     
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    ... I think the only thing I can really rant about is how TR headmasters didn't have entirely uniform plugs. I know a lot of that is up to QC and my product may vary, but like with my Galvatron, his nucleon is the only one that genuinely fits him. Part of that is nucleon having a megatron-esque head, and I appreciate the effort made to give the titan masters some character outside their back face, but I'm still left miffed that it can ruin the whole gimmick of being able to swap heads. Eh, whatever, Hastak will put out a new voyager/leader Galvatron in the next 5 years or so anyway.
     
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