Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Boardwise, Feb 23, 2011.
Hero Quest just went up for pre-order on Pulse !
@Gumblor Gimbles Smyths have the Origins Stinkor wave listed as 21-27th November.
Decided to plough on with What If... thankfully it got a lot better!
@Apollux and others, Collectible Kingdoms has a code, Camelot, that gets you 20% off a selection of stuff including Mcfarlane DC stuff and the Rainmakers.
You know what was underrated? Real gear figures.
The place I get my Warhammer stuff from has it listed for £79.99 but I don’t know what the postage cost would be.
Thanks. MISB it is.
Are the DJD all phase Sixer level bots? I know Tarns a point one percenter, and they get all boosted up on Nuke, but I was trying to explain them to a non fan earlier and the comment was it’s only 5 bots, and even if they are all crazy powerful we saw at least two take enough damage as to be near enough corpses only to recover very fast. They happily go after bots with insane power levels like Overlord, Black Shadow and Shockwave too. So are they all a little below Tarn’s level, as he’s clearly the highest power grade even if he’s not the designated muscle?
You can keep the hounds leashed and call off IG88 and Bossk, I'll have enough to pay for the first Galactus payment, half of Haslab Star Saber, MMC Rong and an additional, mystery robit....just trying to decide which one...
I think that all together they exceed one phase sixer but individually they're significantly less than that. I think any combination of 3 of them could take a phase sixer down but any less than that couldn't. Nuke definitely helps level the playing field too..
I don't think it's ever specified what power levels the others sit at, but no, they're not point one percenters. However, taken as a group we're supposed to see that they're incredibly formidable. I believe Tesaurus has ununtrium coated blades in his chest grinder, like Overlord has on his endoskeleton.
I posted this years ago about the DJD and still stand by it.
For me, the DJD comprise of one (potential - is it actually confirmed? Prowl did say it, I guess) Phase Sixer and his (disposable) lackeys. They are hugely powerful no doubt, but only Tarn is the real deal if you wanna get technical. The DJD are as reliant on superfuel as much as they are their reputation. I do think (sadly) that the former is down to Roberts writing himself into a corner with them (we'll get there, it ain't the DJD's fault) and the latter is there to demonstrate that they really exist to keep the unruly free thinkers in line through fear and oppression. Look at them fucking with Blip. They're not frontline fighters, they're sadistic opportunists.
And hold up.. these are the guys who end up taking an army five hundred strong with them to bring down a ship of 200 the five of them already killed once??
Those beats in MTMTE 39 help undo my qualms with the events of Slaughterhouse (captainless ship, drug fuelled power amped bogeymen, element of surprise) as well as explaining why once they ran out of smack they turned to Deathsaurus to help deal with Megatron and the Autobots when we had previously seen them maul Black Shadow. It's telling that come Dying Of The Light, Helex and Tesaurus are edgy regarding mere handfuls of adversaries despite being in command of an entire army.. the DJD are fucking shitehawks without their Nuke
And that's where we hit my problem. It was how Roberts introduced Black Shadow with that that utterly insane depiction of him as a self contained army that - heh - casts a shadow over not just the DJD, but the abilities of Cybertronians in general. That was just stupid for the sake of building up his own bad guys, who in the end turn out to be nothing more than tyrant worshipping bully boy smackheads.
Absolutely agree! The unsung heroes of the 2007 movie line, they are great fun toys and mostly designed by the excellent Eric Siebenaler I believe.
They're basically MicroChange 2.0!
"Can it be fixed, Nova Prime?"
"This is but a husk now, desecrated beyond repair. But I am the Stonemaker, and when I forged this Matrix long ago, I also forged its twin..."
- The Transformers S04E14: 'Vision Quest Part 2' (2/5)
They could have been better handled, but in the end they don't feel well-enough integrated into the general story. In the movie they have no connection to anything, and seem to be taking time away from the plot by holding up Hot Rod and Kup, rather than adding anything to it. In the series they just seem rushed into a the history of the transformers to try and justify why they're being kept around... though I suspect the real reason was to indulge Floro Dery's tentacle fetish.
Don't get me started on the cartoon origin for Unicron.
Nice ! Got a link ?
Munkky not God-planet-twin!
"Me? You're second in command."
From 'Equal Measures'
I had some decent eBay sales at the weekend, my POTP Nemesis Prime went for £54, followed by LG Skids at £62. Happy days.
I also shifted some old PS1 games, moving over to emulation to clear space. In all my auctions I have clearly stated in the item description “Please note that I am not shipping internationally at this time” and have not provided any international shipping options.
The message from the winning bidder on Final Fantasy Tactics? “Hi, I live in Spain and it won’t let me pay as it says you don’t ship to my location”.
The roof is done, the cage is coming down and freedom from falling debris is finally here..........so of course we will now embark on the longest dry spell in a British Winter ever recorded. Bank on it.
Proper cold and yuck this morning, even The Huff looks uncomfortable.....
"Get me in the warm you idiot!"
Pulse have his Mates Prancer and Dancer as dropping 22.11 - which makes the fact that Pipes is STILL AWOL even more daft. There's Worldwide shipping clusterfludging.....and then there's this. Can't blame "current transportation issues" when you can find space on the Boat for the two pack nobody really gave a Shrute about but NOT the Main Dude.
Excellent summation. The DJD were everybody's favourite Edgelords in 2013/14 and then collectively it was like we all stopped to THINK ABOUT IT and saw the multiple problems and plot holes they brought with them.
And then of course there was that "ending" to them, in which That Internet Bloke would be able to rightly pronounce "barely an inconvenience...." and be totally correct.
Roberts didn't even use "I'm not trapped here with you......you're trapped in here with ME!" Unforgivable.
Fanfic doesn't have to be rubbish, but clearly it might only take you so far........but I'll grant that Hasbro interference at certain points and then collapsing the whole gig just because might have brought about the unseemly haste to get shit done and finished too.
Quintessons......I don't own any, and don't want to. Never liked them, never liked their being "crowbarred" into needing a reason to even be around after The Fillum, one and done would have been fine by me.
The Comics have given me all the "In The Beginning......" I've ever needed thanks.
Possibly the cutest thing I have seen all year! Beautiful little pup! I dub thee marshmallow….
I went with C and C so hopefully will be arriving soonish, I’m looking forward to this one for some reason more than usual. I think it’s the different aesthetic and perhaps the fact that it’s not a mould I’m used to. Mould burn out is a terrible and debilitating thing.
I hope you like the little fella, I was pleasantly surprised myself. Felt like Chromedome in some ways, almost delicate but sturdy. You are more eloquent so I await your view!
I would appreciate it…….
Open half of it that way half will appreciate.
I am 100% certain that is how these things work.
George Clarke is collaborating with Hasbro.
It’s called Grandus Designs…… I will get my coat and my P45 on the way out.
@doucoo Hopefully you will all start to feel better for the weekend so you can enjoy a rest!
I sold my MMC Riot for £45. It’s funny how FOMO or desperation/impatience works isn’t it.
When I was trying to find Frenzy and Rumble a while back I happened upon Riot and grabbed him as he was hard to find. I anticipated I could find Frenzy too but nope, ended up buying the two pack reissue.
I paid £80 for Riot at the time. Amazing what one will pay when one perceives something to be a rarity. (Posh ain’t I!)
Oh well, pointless keeping duplicates I don’t want really.
Speaking of, does anyone want Scorponok Junior upgrade thighs. I upgraded to the more recent ones with the extra bits.
HeroQuest - Alchemists Workshops
I recovered some old Universe figures. I bought them for their minicons, but they are actually interesting molds.
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