The S'pore/Malaysian toy discussion

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by zfeakye, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. zeroXII

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    If you don't mind a loose piece i can sell you mine. Getting rid of most of my ROTF/movie stuff. I should probably update my sales thread.
     
  2. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    Welcome boys (Charsiupao& jicco)

    Hope to see you boys around aften enough.

    @ jicco: Saw the custom Artfire that you'd put up on eBay. Nice piece of art there & I hope you get a good price for your effort. :D 
     
  3. and2ng

    and2ng Examples, Stupid!

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    Added myself in for the Protector set. Mach, will the TFX-05 Sidearm be tagged together with Protector? Or is it a separate pre-order?



    Latest Update 12 Sep 2010


    a) Takara Unicron - $135:
    - Dan Bontot x 1 (wan, pls continue editing Dan's name, keep up the good work!)
    - voldemort82 x 2
    - rainningstorm x 1
    - Gary x 1


    b) Takara Primus - $130:
    - Dan Bontot x 1
    - Doctor Yong x 1
    - voldemort82 x 1
    - rainningstorm x 1
    - jo7 x 1
    - Kamex x 1


    c) Takara Animated Wingblade Prime - $58
    - tankor81 x 1
    - adypax x 1
    - Dan Bontot x 1
    - Sphererer x 1
    - eBlockHead x 1
    - Foxhound340 x 1


    d) Predaking - $180
    - Zfeakye x 2
    - Rizuan76 x 1
    - zeroXII x 1
    - and2ng x 1
    - Dan Bontot x 1
    - zlx x 1
    - tankor81 x1
    - solidutinal x 1
    - kinch x 1


    e) Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Prime - $190 Price Updated
    - Rizuan76 x 1
    - Zfeakye x 1


    f) Fans Project Protector - Estimated Release December 2010, Price TBA ard next week

    - Rizuan76 x 1
    - zeroXII x 1
    - eBlockHead x 1
    - and2ng x1
     
  4. rizuan76

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    Yup eagerly awaits this piece of info too. adding the TFX-05 Sidearm to the Protector set would be a bonus, as it's not too expensive.

    It would be probably around $15-ish sgd thereabouts.
     
  5. rainningstorm

    rainningstorm [email protected]

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    Got a set of decepticon stickers recently.

    But I got a question, where is the best place to paste them on the FP swindle/blast off?
     
  6. rizuan76

    rizuan76 Banned

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    You can double-check here:
    Blast-off

    & here:
    Swindle
     
  7. rainningstorm

    rainningstorm [email protected]

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    Well blast off's sticker could go either on his roof(which is toy accurate) or on the sword (g1 accurate)

    Swindle is an even bigger nightmare with no symbol on his chest in the animation and one on his toy

    His symbol is also on his left foot in the animation

    Simply put.....g1 the cartoon or g1 the toys?
     
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  8. rizuan76

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    Just do what you think is right as long as you're happy & satisfied with the end result...
     
  9. adypax

    adypax You didn't betray me, you betrayed yourself.

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    wahlao..cannot replace my driving lesen..cos got no IC..got police report but still need ic meh??..
     
  10. rainningstorm

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    Several hours of G1 cartoon later....rain's head exploded from all the animation errors....
     
  11. Dark Mercury

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    Thanks for the offer, I'll let you know if I can't find one this week. How much is animated Rodimus going for? I see you are also taking orders for Masterpiece Rodimus, is there a release date for it yet? I wasn't aware there were any factions here, from the times I've looked over the thread it looked pretty much like a group of friends to me. In fact that aspect of it is a bit intimidating to an outsider. I'm hardly a gang anyway, just one girl on a computer but I'm flattered you think I'm powerful enough to have my own faction! :wink: 

    It was never a man vs women issue. It was respect vs disrespect. I've got nothing against men. I've got nothing against 99 percent of the people in this thread. I asked for people to think about the effect their words had on other peoples feelings. That's all. Now some people either are too selfish to do that, or it seemed to touch a nerve, like this:

    Cool what? And who are you to tell me what to do and what not to do? All I've done is point out some very insulting things that were said about my gender. Can't handle a woman standing up for herself is it? I'm supposed to take insults to my gender as "entertainment"?

    Maybe you don't mind if people say something insulting about you. I mind it being said about me, I have a sense of pride and self respect, which does intimidate some insecure men. Some men think women should be seen and not heard, and can't handle a woman who stands up for herself. I don't know you, but that's how you're coming across here, that I should just be silent and accept being insulted like women did for thousands of years. It's not the 1950's anymore, Sir.:mad 

    I'm glad you think the sex trade is funny, that women being sold into prostitution like the poor girls who come here to work in Geylang is funny and something to joke about. I don't. And I'm not going to back down just because you tell me to "cool it". You have no right to take that tone with me. You and your buddies can make sexist jokes about women for days on end, for over ten pages, but I can't make two posts of rebuttal?Why are you so intimidated of what I have to say?

    Again, let me point this out, if all these things that were being said about women in this thread were said about someone's race, or someones religion, would you defend them? Would you say "Cool it, ya?" and tell me to chill out? Would you? I hope you would not be that ignorant. But then why is it ok to insult women like this and then when I stand up and says "hey this is offensive" you expect me to back off, me to apologize, despite the fact I've only tried to be reasonable?

    I don't think so. I don't know what kind of women you're used to being around, but I'm not scared of you and never will be. You aren't a moderator or owner of this message board and so you are way out of line to talk down to me like this. I'll let it slide this time since you don't know me and we may just have got off to a bad start, no hard feelings, but don't ever take that tone with me again. I will not tolerate that from you or anyone.

    As for the last part, I wasn't talking about women or men having shortages in Singapore. This boy "Peter" made an assumption, he said that ugly guys with money have girls. Like women are just shallow creatures who only want money. I challenged him on it. He didn't respond because he couldn't. I asked for statistics, not about population, but that women are with men just for their money. He didn't provide them, no one did, because these aren't facts, they are biases. My entire point, if you'd bothered to think about it, is that we don't know why anyone is with someone. How many women do you know who tell you that they are only with a guy for money? Or men with a woman just for her looks? It may look that way to us from the outside, but we don't know what is going on in peoples hearts. Maybe the guy is ugly, has money, but also is a beautiful soul. Maybe he has a great sense of humor. We don't know why people are with someone. If we make assumptions, say "oh it's just for the money" that doesn't tell us anything about the people. It tells them about the people making the assumptions, in this case this boy PeteyMooka obviously has serious issues with women, and so he sees something and assumes the worse. Maybe he gets rejected by women a lot, and now is bitter and jealous of guys who have girlfriends because he doesn't. It seems that way, but I don't know, and I won't assume, I won't stoop to his level.

    My god you are a rude disrespectful chauvinist! You have no idea how old I am. How can you say I am young, naive, full of ideals? You don't know me. Again, you make assumptions, and look foolish. I could be ten years your senior. You don't know. You don't know me, where I am from, what I've done, seen and been through in this world, and you have no right to talk to me like this. I'm a woman of the world, don't you dare talk to me like I'm small. You are talking utter bullshit. And what is naive? That I believe women should stand up for themselves? That I believe not everyone in this world fits into your narrow, cynical, frustrated viewpoint? That I take exception to women being equated with prostitutes? Is that how you see your own Mother? If so, I really feel sorry for you. See I could easily turn this around back at you, start talking about how I bet you perfectly fit stereotypes of Singaporean transformer collectors, how they are all virgins with pimples and glasses who know more about video games then women. But I won't stoop to your level, I'm a better person then that.

    :yuck 

    Is this supposed to be some other type of "humor"? Why is it ok then to joke about porn, which exploits women, and no one says "Cool it". No, in fact, Petermookie thinks it's funny. But I ask people to think about the effects of things that are said and I'm told to cool it? Rizuan76, I don't honestly care about if you like porn or not, I do think it's a bit disturbing and distasteful you need to share that with people. I also think the reaction certain people have here to this versus the reaction to what I said is enlightening.



    Thank you for the welcome, my stepfather is French, so I can't tell you about the prices but the bread is certainly tastier there, especially at 5 am when the bakeries open! :cool: 

    Yes, you understand exactly what I'm saying. It is indeed all based on our experiences. I'm not suggesting anyone is right or wrong, I'm just asking people to think about their assumptions. Actually, I'm really only seeming to be butting heads here with two people, one of who seems to just have issues with women generally from his posts. But I don't know. All I know is what I feel, and I'm trying to explain that, no one has to agree or disagree. I think most people get it, I think some people tho are just intimidated by a woman who stands up for herself, hence the "cool it" and the unnecessary insults about my age and experience of the world. I'm just asking for people to see this from another view. No one has to do that, but it would make us all get along better if we all did. I've been nothing but respectful in this thread to people, and yet a few people are greeting with me hostility. Why is that?

    My ENTIRE point is that all people here are sensitive to race, but a few are not to gender, and that's hypocritical. Most people realize that. The few people who take offense to my suggestion run the risk of looking like bigots, because there simply is no reason for civilized people to take offense at what I said, to ask to be treated equally. And yet I'm told I'm naive for this?

    I'm totally willing to let this argument die, BUT I WILL NOT stand idly by and let people insult me or my gender like that. Maybe some boys here have issues and frustrations with women, and want us to just shut up and back down. I will not and NEVER will do that. I'm a very nice person, I like people, I'm generally quite agreeable, but if you insult me then I will get in your face just like a man and I won't blink. I don't want to be treated special, like I said, but I won't be treated like an inferior.

    That's me. That's who I am, and what I'm about. If you have a problem with that, that's your problem, deal with it, this is the 21st century and women have opinions and the right to be heard. I won't bow to you and serve you. Ever. Now I'm willing to put all this behind me, Zfeakye, Petey, and start from scratch, pretend this misunderstanding didn't happen and go forward from here. I won't insult you, if you don't insult me. The golden rule, treat others as you want to be treated yourself.

    Ok hopefully that's the end of all this nonsense, let's talk about transformers! I saw all the sales at OG over the weekend, and it got me thinking, are Powercore combiners the worst transformers line of all time? Lousy looking figures, not much value for the money, Hasbro seems to be halfheartedly releasing them as fillers between lines aimed at children. Or is there something classic about them that I'm just not getting?
     
  12. adypax

    adypax You didn't betray me, you betrayed yourself.

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    what the heck?!..whats all this sh*t about??..i come in here to TCSS but i see all this??..and why is this lady so pissed off??..goodness me..if u cant get along in the convo just ignore it..but to put ur point across with a whole page..what the heck??..
     
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  13. Kamex

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    ok, erm, just fyi, you do need to cool down. i mean, look at it, regardless of who's right or wrong, fay's 'ok, cool it ya?' netted 5 paragraphs of response -_-

    I agree, let's go back to tfs, but look at it this way, if it's perfectly normal to respond in such a manner, what's to stop more responses to your erm.. somewhat long post?

    Just pointing out a fact that it was somewhat excessive, NOT TRYING TO SHOOT ANYONE OK.

    ok, back to tfs. please.
     
  14. rainningstorm

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    not another drama series

    I'll answer this first since this is the question with the least pit falls.

    PCCs are considered by many to be just for kids. They don't appeal to the hardcore or nostalgic collectors. Many are made with bad quality control and some people complain they're so badly designed they cant stand straight.

    Also there's the hate that hasbro create a robot with drones combiner instead of robots that form into one big super robot.

    Those who get them either love PCCs or hate them.

    Plus Takara Animated rodimius is being sold at CSC for $40, hasbro one i'm not too sure havent seen one yet.

    Finally a word of advice mercury, all the people who post on this thread don't take themselves seriously. This is a thread just to relax and have fun, some of the stuff we post are just to have fun/make fun of how serious people are. Of course you can be pissed thinking that what we say is serious, but there's nothing you can do. Chill and try to reduce the wall of text, it serves no purpose other than to start a keyboard fighter thread.

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  15. Petermooka

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    Gosh, i touched a raw nerve with that girl eh? Haha.. what a rant.
    so young and so much anger.

    Guess i gotta go back and buy some more games to play, call off my wedding and my lasik appointment.

    General Wan .. shame on us!
    Come, go with me to take 'how to give respect before it's earned' classes.
     
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  16. garyjale

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    dark mercury, you have to stop reading the posts here so literally

    we're normal people, living normal lives, typing shit out here on the internet that we don't even mean half the time

    do you honestly think we're that insensitive or that out of sync with the real world that we do not understand what chauvinism is? and you think fay is not happily married and respects his wife?

    give me a break friend. where are you from? you might not be in sync with the local culture here in singapore.

    like i can type this:

    Wan will you suck my dick?

    doesn't mean that i really want him to. fuck's sake.

    we're all nice people and wan just has a big beautiful women fetish but that's the only crazy part about him

    peter is the nicest guy you'll ever know. not an inch about him says he doesn't respect others, especially women

    i can understand that reading stuff we type here implies we're a stupid bunch, but rather, we're a crazy bunch.

    so don't take offence k
    take it easy

    goodnight

    up at 6
    byee
     
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    btw rainingstorm,

    pcc sucks balls

    :) 
     
  18. KA

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    3 post oso got drama o_O 

    Some raya joke for yall

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  19. zfeakye

    zfeakye Starscreaming Slut

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    Whoa whoa...mercury gal, u seriously gotta cool it dude....no, dudette...if u dislike here or our posts, then don't read them, u're always welcome to post...but such a long essay will probably get u high marks in an exam but u don't score here...it's a forum for crap's sake

    Doc, u serious ah? Man, I gotta look at u in a different light...those poor male patients at change hospital...

    Raining sis, pcc has an alternate name which might offend some but delight to others...but the toys are crap!

    KA, tak ta wu lah!!
     
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  20. sphererer

    sphererer Mambo-Jambo-Bot

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    Well since most people have said what I had on my mind, I shan't say more but just reinforce this matter a lil bit more...

    Dark Mercury,
    most of the guys here are either:

    1) happily married with kids
    2) happily married without kids
    3) about to be happily married
    4) just,plain and simple, married

    I believe they all have their moral values and somehow it doesn't seem as if all of them fit the stereotype of SG Transformers collectors/fanboys (which, btw, reeks of discrimination by itself to me already so if we're all taking the eye-for-an-eye approach, can I douse you with a flame for disrespecting most of the people on this thread and then start fighting the fire you'll throw onto me for either taking sides or dousing this onto you? see what i mean here by taking things with a pinch of salt? ;) ).

    I understand why you're standing up for womanhood and I respect your integrity and courage. I would do the same too, for manhood or womanhood for that matter, if there really were insults and defamatory remarks but honestly, I don't see any disrespect, just pure tongue-in-cheek viewpoints on the whole women's-opinions-on-toys collecting issue. From what I've inferred from the first-ever post, it seems as if the guys here were just lamenting the fact that some wives are not empathetic, at the bare minimum, about such a hobby the hubby might have. All the posts said were along the lines of "toys are better than vices such as womanizing,drinking,gambling,etc" rather than "women are way below the value of toys".

    zfeakye mentioned that he didn't mind being the same price as a VSS as it meant that he was of value still - so can I get angry at that for him mocking manhood for being cheap and being made to be a cuckold (as this is what the media has portrayed onto society - that men, when wilful, are Casanovas and are cuckolds when they are taken advantage of?). Answer is simply no, cause I took it with a pinch of salt. The rest of the guys did too and maybe you should too.

    If even rainingstorm, who is a girl with awareness of her rights and equality amongst all of us SGreans and ultimately human beings, can signal to you to take a hike with these strong statements, then really, you should take a step down minimum and just not come in so strongly on us all with your first few posts, whether you're long-time lurker or not. Coming in strongly then taking the moral-high ground of "I'm willing to forget this issue and bear no grudges" reeks of a defamatory meaning to me - that you're mocking them as people of a lower social standing as compared to you and thus are able to tell them to forget this incident and shake on it. Thus if the guys involved are defaming women, aren't you the pot calling the kettle black by indulging in a defamatory exercise as well? :D 

    This issue is spreading too far out and while Petermooka nor anyone of us here are not admins/mods of this thread, such an argument might just be the start of a dirty-linen washing exercise, which I'm keen to avoid as no one likes to see a fight or argument amongst friends of the same agenda.

    I hope to offend no one including you, Dark Mercury, but if you feel offended by this then I am fine with living on with this hatred on me. Doesn't kill me nor the rest of the guys if you feel that we're either women-bashing men or simply morally-blind folks who wank all day to porn and have glasses and waist-high pants that make us look dorkish. I'm not sure if it'll kill you or not.

    Emphasizing the fact again that we do like to have collectors of all races, religions, nationalities and ultimately gender on this thread (do a check, we have two resident female posters here), you're welcome to still stay here and post and make friends with us. I think the guys are way above the low ground they're perceived to be on and they would require no apology just as much as we hope you're on a high ground to not demand an apology outright. If both party(ies) feel that this issue will linger in the emotions like a parasite, feel free to PM each other and talk things through in the privacy that is Private Messages.

    If not, let's just sidestep this issue and continue about toys like Mach said earlier, shall we?