The Official Rant Thread

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

  1. RePUGnicon

    RePUGnicon Obscure characters guy

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    Sorry, I would but I do intend on trying to fix this guy somehow. I will either try glue/plastic weld. If that doesn't work I'll try and model the piece in cad and replace it.
     
  2. WallflowerBlush

    WallflowerBlush Well-Known Member

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    yea ofc do that, I didnt expect to get it from ya

    just have to try
     
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  3. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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  4. RKStrikerJK5

    RKStrikerJK5 number one Bangles fan on the boards

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    Oh, shit. I am legit sorry that happened to you.
     
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  5. KFGatri

    KFGatri Madman with a Blue Box

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    Honestly, it just stopped mattering for me. During the WFC era and the pandemic the product was so underwhelming and so hard to get for a while that I was digging through my existing collection and rediscovering the awesomeness I already own.

    It helps that I've been collecting for 37 of the 39 years the line has been around (was more into X-Men while G2 was active). I've got a huge backstock of toys and characters, so at this point, Hasbro needs to do more to entice me to buy. Poor distribution of cost-cutting, show accurate, often back to basics figures doesn't doesn't entice me.

    At this point, even the stuff I really want is just "nice to get" rather than "must have", especially at current prices!
     
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  6. JT-bob

    JT-bob Autobum

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    They put all their budget into the robot mode and didn't think kids would ever play with this, so slider nubs were probably an acceptable trade-off to them, and they're probably not wrong in the scheme of things, the figure's good enough that it'll sell well. But they could have taken it across the finish line with a better alt mode, bigger and with those wheels.
     
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  7. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

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    Third party sellers are a cancer. I hate going to Amazon to check out a figure to find the only ones available are from "Tom, Dick, and Harry LLC" for nearly twice the MSRP.
     
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  8. Tresob

    Tresob Well-Known Member

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    One thing I also hate about this is that people don’t always realize they are paying above MSRP from third party sellers. It’s why I stopped putting toys on my public shopping list. I am always worried the price will balloon and some well-intended soul will end up paying $40 for a core class figure not realizing it is $8 at Target.
     
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  9. Omega Jolt

    Omega Jolt Hunter

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    I know it’s very much too late but after getting Needlenose in hand (great figure) it made me mad all over again that Hotshot and A-Starscream both don’t have minicons. I know Hasbro has decided internally that smol guys are a dead end but they absolutely could have included a minicon with the same complexity as Needles Targetmasters.

    Hotshot at least has a spot for Jolt but Starscream doesn’t even have the damn back port for Swindle, which is part of why I’m convinced they aren’t coming later as cores. I’d happily be proven wrong as long as they aren’t hard to get though.
     
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  10. JazzAlert13

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    Counterpoint, a minicon of the same quality as Peacemaker or Sunbeam n Zigzag would suck. Hope there’s core releases down the road. Happy we didn’t get some that were crappy.
     
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  11. Tresob

    Tresob Well-Known Member

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    I had high hopes that the weird T30 minicon team in the deluxe packaging was going to usher in a new age of larger scale, cooler minicons…but, alas, it was not to be…(sigh)
     
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  12. JazzAlert13

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    Yeah that would've been cool ;-;
     
  13. Anotherfan

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    I keep looking at new Metalhawk and wonder, will he be retooled into another Predator?
     
  14. RePUGnicon

    RePUGnicon Obscure characters guy

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    ARE YOU KIDDING ME! AGAIN!! Ugh replacement it is
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    Why does this happen to me. This is one of my favorite molds, especially for optimus and now he's just an action master essentially :( 

    Edit: The first time he broke was because he took a shelf dive. This time I guess the part might have already been stressed and just gave away.
     
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  15. Hobart Paving

    Hobart Paving I would prefer not to.

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    I'd suggest that if it keeps breaking you should maybe re-evaluate it's place on your favourites list...
     
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  16. RePUGnicon

    RePUGnicon Obscure characters guy

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    Certainly tainted that's for sure. If I can replace the part then I'll put him back on the favorites list. For now he's off it though.
     
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  17. OCDChad

    OCDChad Well-Known Member

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    A positive rant I guess:

    This is great to see about the release of Dirge again as a non-exclusive Legacy figure

    "some fans had difficulty finding them so we're trying to help out where we can" 46:23
     
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  18. JazzAlert13

    JazzAlert13 Well-Known Member

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    And Ramjet!
     
  19. Hobart Paving

    Hobart Paving I would prefer not to.

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    And Siege Skywarp!

    (Worth a try.)
     
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  20. JazzAlert13

    JazzAlert13 Well-Known Member

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    Well maybe. Personally I'd be okay never seeing that mold again but I wouldn't be surpised to see a rerelease at some point.
     
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