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Title: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on May 14, 2007, 10:11:00 PM
Hadn't done one of these in a while so....



Post your collections.

After everyone here hearing about me being such a huge fan of the Sega Game Gear, heres my collection of Game Gear stuff.

Its only about 75% what it used to be due to having to sell some of it off ( damn bills!)


The Collection consist of:
Systems:

1 Sega Game Gear early Tuner compatible
1 Sega Game Gear late not Tuner compatible
1 Majesco Game Gear year 2000 limited re-release

Accessories:

1 Sega Game Gear TV tuner
1 Sega Game Gear battery pack, still charges up strong
1 Sega Game Gear AC Adapter

Games:
Sonic Spinball (boxed)
Ecco the Dolphin (boxed
Ecco the Dolphin 2 Tides of Time ( Boxed)
Desert Strike ( loose)
Jungle Strike (loose)
Desert Speedtrap (Road Runner & Wile Coyote, loose)
Shinobi 2 (loose)
Sonic Chaos (loose)
Sonic Triple Trouble (loose)
Mortal Kombat 2 (loose)
Shining Force (loose)
Defender of Oasis (loose)
Crystal Warriors (loose)



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Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: BorgMan on May 15, 2007, 06:38:40 AM
You got a tuner? Cool... I wanted that for such a long time but I really don't want to pay so much money for it.

I've got Mortal Kombat, Sonic 1 & 2, Columns and Batman Returns. Altough Sonic 2 is a bitch to play with the small screen, as stated by numerous other sites as they just cut the edges of. Seems that the endboss (never been there, got frustrated) is difficult because you can't see the escape tubes that protect you from "TEH RAY OF DEATH"TM.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on May 15, 2007, 11:19:17 PM
yeah sonic 2 GG version was a letdown. Sonic 1, Chaos, and Triple Trouble however rocked.

The TV Tuner is pretty cool. It gets better reception than our Den TV, and it has an AV plug. I once plugged my XBOX and played Halo through the GG screen. When the contrast is adjusted right, the GG screen is fairly sharp. Alot sharper than I expected.

a note on the Tuner. you have to check the model number to see if your GG is compatible. Only the early GGs ( first two years) can use the tuner. The info is pretty easy to find online. I found that non-compatible GGs will output the sound from a tuner, just not the picture.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: BorgMan on May 16, 2007, 01:33:03 AM
That means I'll have to track down those two then...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on May 16, 2007, 11:04:12 PM
Chaos is fairly easy to find, Triple Trouble however took me 4 years to find.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on May 16, 2007, 11:36:39 PM
Since the last time I posted in the old Collections thread, I've added to my collection:

Masterpiece Starscream
Classics Optimus Prime
Classics Bumblebee
Classics Cliffjumper
Classics Grimlock
Classics Starscream
Classics Ramjet
Classics Jetfire
Classics Hot Rod
Classics Astrotrain
Cybertron Optimus Prime (Armada Optimus Prime Redeco)
Cybertron Optimus Prime (10th Anniversary Optimus Primal Redeco)
Cybertron Megatron (10th Anniversary Beast Wars Megatron Redeco)
Cybertron Smokescreen
Movie Preview Optimus Prime
Movie Preview Starscream
3" Titanium Series Starscream
Battle-in-a-Box Optimus Prime and Megatron
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: BorgMan on May 18, 2007, 08:03:24 AM
Well I lost my complete Transformers collection over time. I only have Robots in Disguise OP which I bought some time ago.

Is Masterpiece Starscream any good? I'm actually hoping they will make a Hot Rod / Rodimus Prime masterpiece on time. Perhaps one that even... 'morphs' into Prime state. But I guess that's just me hoping the impossible...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on May 18, 2007, 08:19:22 AM
Hot Rod is now in the KISS Player line in Japan. But guess what it looks like Hasbro is gearing up to resume the Alternator line after the movie, and Hot Rod is one of the figures to be released. He's a repaint of Mirage with a new head sculpt.

Before the line went on hiatus, Hasbro was working on a Megatron Alternator, he is/was going to be a Cadillac XLR. If they do resume the line aft there movie, the changes of Ol' Megs being released will be more likely.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 03, 2007, 04:13:48 PM
The Movie figures were released yesterday. Today I found out I has $355 on my HBC card so I went down and picked up Voyager Blackout, Voyager Ratchet, and Leader Class Optimus Prime.

Blackout and Prime are sweet as hell. But Ratchet has me floored. He's the only Transformer I ever got that seemed to have more mass after it was transformed into robot mode. He seems to get bigger, I don't mean taller, but also wider.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Chemahkuu on June 04, 2007, 06:33:01 AM
Just dug out and cleaned my Dreamcast and Game Gear.  Was going to catalouge all of the games but ended up playing Sonic Adventure 1 all morning lol.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 04, 2007, 07:14:13 PM
Well, let's see... Some of the most recent additions to my collection include....

The Reaver Set. http://www.museumreplicas.com/webstore/eCat/swords_and_knive/historical/swords/officially_licensed_reaver_sword_and_axe_set_w_plaque_river_s_dueling_set_from_serenity.aspx

A Black handle Double Shadow. http://www.vaulscastle.com/armory.htm (scroll down to the bottom.)

A couple of different cutlasses. (one apparently was used in the movie Master & Commander)

And this: http://www.casiberia.com/product_details.asp?id=SH2165 ;)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 04, 2007, 09:26:57 PM
that Korean Sword is sweet!

I'm planning on getting a replica of Sephiroths Sword sometime soon. Bud K, about 5 miles down the road from here, has a few.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 04, 2007, 09:32:52 PM
I had a feeling that the Korean one would be the one to get attention. :D

I did a little independent research, apparently the originals were used in Korea's final Imperial Dynasty by the Emperor's bodyguards.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 05, 2007, 03:34:40 AM
I picked up two new figures: Transformers Real Gear, one is a Cell Phone, the other a Camera. I also picked up Optimash Prime, which is a Mr. Potato Head with accessories to make him look like Optimus Prime.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 09, 2007, 02:29:30 PM
Just picked up Real Gear Longview and Zoom Out 25X (Yes that's his name: Zoom Out 25X). I also picked up Deluxe '78 Camaro Bumblebee, and Deluxe Barricade (they were in a Versus pack).

My brother's girlfriend phoned 30 minutes ago to inform me she picked up Voyager Class Starscream, and Ironhide, for me.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 09, 2007, 08:32:17 PM
 8)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Chemahkuu on June 10, 2007, 06:35:47 AM
Rather than type out all my games, I'll limit it to the Sonic ones since I got some new ones lately.

Mega Drive
Sonic 1
Sonic 2
Sonic 3
Sonic and Knuckles
Sonic Spinball
Sonic 3D

Saturn
Sonic Jam (1, 2, 3, Knuckles, World)
Sonic 3D

Game Gear
Sonic 1
Sonic 2
Sonic Chaos
Sonic Triple Trouble
Tails' Adventure

Dreamcast
Sonic Adventure 1
Sonic Adventure 2

PC
Sonic CD
Sonic and Knuckles Collection (3, Knuckles)
Sonic Mega Collection Plus (1, 2, 3, Knuckles, Spinball, 3D , Mean Beam Machine (MD), 1, Chaos, Drift, Labrynth, Blast, Mean Beam Machine (GG))
Sonic Heroes
Sonic Riders
Sonic Adventure DX (Sonic Adventure Directors Edition.  All 12 Game Gear games)

Cannot get Knuckles Chaotix since I don't have the 32X and it hasn't been released for anything else, cannot get Shadow the Hedgehog since its not out for the PC or Dreamcast.  And Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 sounds like a complete Temporal clusterfuck of a game that gets completely reset in the end.

Currently playing Heroes.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 10, 2007, 06:48:02 PM
I can't get Knuckles Chaotix simply because its a bitch to find. Would be a nice addition to my 32x collection since it only consist of Star Trek Bridge Simulator, Star Wars Arcade, and Doom. ( i swear they made Doom for just about everything)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 10, 2007, 07:03:04 PM
I picked up the Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmut (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS13555&mode=retail) today. it's pretty cool as a coffee table decoration.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 10, 2007, 07:46:14 PM
 8)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 11, 2007, 06:23:50 AM
The Movie figures were released yesterday. Today I found out I has $355 on my HBC card so I went down and picked up Voyager Blackout, Voyager Ratchet, and Leader Class Optimus Prime.

Is that the real nice one I commented on in the Transformers movie thread?

Nothing much on my horizon.  I recently purchased the millenium edition of "I Spit on your Grave" that's signed by Joe Bob Briggs (the guy who used to host monster vision on TNT) from his site.  I was just expecting a standard signature on the disc but he actually personalized it! The movie is cool but its his commentary that makes it worth the purchase!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 13, 2007, 07:42:21 PM
Yes, that's the big movie Optimus Prime. It it very detailed. Just and excellent figure all around.

Today I was surprised when Zellers actually got new figures in, after 2 weeks. Bumblebee and Barricade I already had. But searching through the shelf I was able to grab myself, Wreckage, Jazz, Brawl, and Scorponok.

All I need now is Megatron, Swindle, and Bonecrusher (which my brother's girlfriend said she saw at a Wal-Mart in Whitby, so she's picking it up for me)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 14, 2007, 11:54:12 PM
^^^Will they be doing a deluxe version of Starscream for the movie? Im definetly picking up a Prime but after seeing the trailer I'm liking Starscream even more.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 15, 2007, 08:50:02 AM
Starscream only comes in the Voyager class, which is bigger then the Deluxe class.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 15, 2007, 12:58:51 PM
Got my hands on Bonecrusher and Swindle, plus Classics Megatron
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 15, 2007, 01:26:21 PM
I was at Walmart earlier and thought about buying some of the Transformers stuff they had. I'll probably pick something up later, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 16, 2007, 02:55:46 AM
Starscream only comes in the Voyager class, which is bigger then the Deluxe class.

Ok thanks for the info. 
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 17, 2007, 10:43:56 PM
Just Picked up An Optimus Prime ZipZap today. Pretty cool little R/C truck. Its also the first ZipZap with 3 axles, as well as the first Semi-Truck ZipZap. It of course is Vehicle Mode only.

The pic shows what it looks like so I'll mostly comment on how it runs. It certainly handles like i expected it since its abit front heavy and has a double rear axle, so its much like a real bobtail semi in that respect. It comes with the orange 21,000 rpm motor which is a bit fast for those wanting it to be like a real semi, so i put my smaller 16,000 rpm motor iin it and gave it the high gear ratio ( slower acceleration, but higher top end) This setup works quite well and its still quite fast. I tried the NX 34,000 rpm motor from my stock and while it was fast as hell, it hanlded like shit and because it has both a stronger motor and working headlights, its runtime per charge was dramaticly shorter. It appears they put the light circuits from an SE in them, but kept the standard 120ma ZipZap battery( the SEs used 225 ma batteries)

Overall it will be quite a fun ZipZap out of the box and for those that like to tune their ZipZaps, it can prove to be a nice challenge setting it up just right.

Its only con is it really should have been done as a ZipZap SE, which has better controls ( which could help with the handling) and a stronger battery ( so you can run with lights and the 34,000 rpm motor)

The battery issue with faster motors can be solved buy unplugging the lights .

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Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 17, 2007, 10:49:42 PM
figured I'd include a Pic of my whole ZipZap collection as well

from left to right

Optimus Prime, Herbie, Sprinter Trueno from Initial D( ZipZap SE), Spiderman Hummer Monster Truck( with chrome rims), and Fast&the Furious Eclipse.

I have several mods as well that are not pictured, including different body shells.

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Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 18, 2007, 12:47:50 AM
Got my hands on most of the Transformers Robot Heroes (http://www.seibertron.com/toys/index.php?f_series=44). All I need is the Soundwave/Ultra Magnus, and the Bumblebee/Megatron sets. I also got Real Gear Booster X10, who looks alot like Laserbeak.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 18, 2007, 09:51:22 PM
I found the Bumblebee/Soundwave, and the Ultra Magnus/Megatron Robot Heroes today. I just Wal-mart had the exclusive 5 packs out, like they were supposed to 2 1/2 weeks ago, along with the rest of the movie related figures.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on June 18, 2007, 11:27:56 PM
I got a friend of mine to order the Titanium Battlestar Pegasus on eBay, so it should be here before too long.

On a side note, do you guys tend to go with the extreme collector's viewpoint? As is it's only worthwhile if it's sealed in the original packaging. I personally don't, and the Peg is not going to sit in it's package forever. It's coming out and sitting on my nighttable.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 18, 2007, 11:45:21 PM
With my collection, I believe Transformers figures are meant to be opened and played with. Sometimes I get an amazing figure, and I'll end up buying two, one to have open on the shelf, and one sealed in the box, and put away in storage.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 22, 2007, 10:48:30 PM
Just a heads up on RS's RCs themed after the Transformers movies. In Addition to the Zip Zaps ( OP, Bumblebee and Barracade) they also have XMOD BumbleBee and Baracade and a R/C Starscream Micro Flyer.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 23, 2007, 04:26:59 PM
Just got Voyager Ironhide and Voyager Starscream, as well as Titamuim The Fallen (http://www.seibertron.com/toys/gallery.php?id=1126&size=0&start=0), and Real Gear Power Up VT6
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 24, 2007, 09:07:52 PM
I thought it would be cool, just to show you guys just part of my collection. I have another 14-15 Transformers in a box on the floor under those shelves, and about 50-60 more in boxes in the storage room.

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/8408/p1010097dg3.th.jpg) (http://img209.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010097dg3.jpg)
You can see Masterpiece Starscream, and Masterpiece Optimus Prime are the centerpieces of these two shelves. These shelves hold my Alternators (3 of them are at the back of the top shelf), Classics, and a few Cybertron, and Energon figures.

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/8654/p1010096ix2.th.jpg) (http://img209.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010096ix2.jpg)
These shelves are a full of Classics, Movie, Real Gear, Cybertron, Legends of Cybertron, Energon, Robot Heroes, Unleashed, and Titanium figures. You can see movie Optimus Prime is the centerpiece of the top shelf, with Cybertron Optimus Prime serving as Centerpiece of the other two shelves.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 26, 2007, 04:29:43 AM
^^^Good Golly Miss Molly!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 26, 2007, 05:12:16 AM
Yesterday I ordered Alternators Ravage (the Jaguar version where he's a jaguar, and not a humanoid with a cat's head), Alternators Rumble, Roveltech Optimus Prime, the teaser poster for the new movie (the big ones that hang in theater lobbies  ;D ), and pre-ordered Masterpiece Megatron, and a Diamond Select Omega Supreme statue (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC10523&mode=retail)

Everytime I head off to Zellers or Wal-Mart to pick up something small, and un-transformers related, I always come home with atleast $200 worth of figures.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 26, 2007, 10:02:39 PM
Until today, the only Transformers toy, that I remember getting, was........Scourage (http://www.seibertron.com/toys/gallery.php?id=219&size=0&start=0). The decals haven't held up terribly well over the years, but, uhh... hehe. That has changed. I now have a Leader class movie Prime. Plus, I also bought the Prequel and Movie Adaption comics. ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 27, 2007, 05:32:09 PM
I now have the Leader class Movie Megatron, and I decided to pick up the 20th anniversary edition of the 1986 Transformers movie. ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 27, 2007, 08:42:53 PM
I still can't find Megatron.

Be carfull , once you start collecting, you can't stop, until you go insane.  :P
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 27, 2007, 08:50:19 PM
Dammit now the "Transformers Bug" bit me! I now have a movie Deluxe Autobot Jazz protecting my iMac.  Can't Really Afford the Voyager and Leader Class, but even the deluxe Class is pretty impressive ( though i don't remember transforming them being THIS complicated)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 27, 2007, 08:55:21 PM
The transformations have been getting more and more conmplicated sincethe introduction of the ball joint during Beast Wars.

Personaly I'm not a big fan of the Jazz figure. It looks like one person designed the legs and got everything right, and someone else designed the upper body, and got everything wrong.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 27, 2007, 08:59:37 PM
I picked Jazz because it was the only Jazz ( and only Autobot for that matter) at My Local Wal-Mart. I'm thinking of getting Either Baracade or Bonecrusher next.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 27, 2007, 09:05:06 PM
Bonecrusher is a great figure. But if you find them, get Wreckage and Swindle.They are the best Deluxe figures so far.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 27, 2007, 09:13:18 PM
Swindle is plentiful at my Wal-Mart.  Mostly they had Swindle, Bonecrusher, Brawl, and Baracade in the deluxe class, Blackout and Starcream in the Voyager Class and two Leader Class Optimus Primes. They also had a two pack with the 1984 Prime and the 2007 Prime. The vehicle mode on the 1984 Prime from that set looked crappy.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 27, 2007, 09:15:52 PM
I have that Prime from the Optimus Prime vs Megatron 2 pack, and it'vs very crappy. The Starscream Voyager is a nice figure. It's actually changed many people's minds about Starscream's design.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 27, 2007, 09:18:20 PM
I saw a Movie Starscream when I went for the Megatron, I think the Starscream was Voyager class, and I was surprised to see that it had that automorph feature I had thought was only on the Leader class toys.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 27, 2007, 09:22:44 PM
All the figures from Deluxe to Leader have some kind of auto morph. Some of the auto morphs gimmicks are nothing more then, pull the arms out, and the head pops up. Some like Starscream and Iron hide have drastic changes when the auto morpoh happens. WIth STarscream, the wholle of the upper body changes. With Ironhide, the truck front pops up, and the when the feet are pulled down, heal comes down, the rear tires rotate to the back of the legs, and a panel moves over.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 28, 2007, 12:29:53 PM
I still can't find Megatron.

Be carfull , once you start collecting, you can't stop, until you go insane.  :P

I found Megs in a couple of Walmarts in the Toronto area, where I've been for the better part of this week.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 28, 2007, 12:58:49 PM
I may have to get Ashley to take a look at the Toys R Us and Wal-Mart in Whitby for me.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 29, 2007, 02:01:26 PM
Well, I've opened both of them, and I find the instruction sheet, for Optimus at least, to be less then helpful...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 29, 2007, 02:08:10 PM
The instrustions for the movie figures are horrible. Of course I've always hated Hasbro's instructions.

I much prefer TakaraTomy's, they use actual photographs.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 29, 2007, 02:57:42 PM
Well, that sucks.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 29, 2007, 11:00:00 PM
Theres a Megatron at the Moultrie Wal-Mart but I'd have to cancel my Starliner Grand-Reopening Trip if i bought it. I might get one of the leader classes if i have a descent amount of money after the trip.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on July 01, 2007, 11:44:28 PM
I finally received my Pegasus earlier this week and I'm pretty satisfied. The detail is what I'd expect at this size and the colouring is ok. My only real complaint is the flight pods, which, being plastic are too flexible and seem to have warped, if only slightly. The only way I could improve this miniature would be to replace the plastic parts.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 02, 2007, 11:17:21 PM
Picked up a Bonecrusher. Great model, but the instructions were worse than Jazz's. After the Starliner Trip, I'll see what money i have left and maybe get a Leader OP and a Voyager Class either Starscream or Ironhide, can't decide since i like them both.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 02, 2007, 11:40:49 PM
Well, I can speak from experience that Leader OP's instructions might as well have been written in Egyptian Hieroglyphs for all the good it did me. That said, I tend to keep him in robot mode anyway. As for other figures... I'm mulling over Voyager Starscream, myself.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 05, 2007, 08:39:43 AM
My Alternator Ravage and Rumble, and Revoltech Convoy (Optimus Prime) arrived. Man they are cool figures.

The smooth sleek lines of the Jaguar XK match perfectly with the jaguar form of Ravage.

The possiblity of the Revoltech line is outstanding.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 06, 2007, 05:40:05 PM
In my "scouting for what might be left over after the Starliner Trip" mission today I went to the Moultrie Wal-Mart again today and found they have two big Transformers sections. One near the front and the other in toys where they usually are. I Found several OP and Megs Leader class, three Deluxe Bumblebees, Several  Voyager Ironhides, 4 Starscreams, 2 Ratchets , two Deluxe Wreckages, and a crapload of Baracades and Bonecrushers. They also had some Classic Deluxe Transformers, 2 Mirages and a Jet of some sort ( not Starscream).

So it appears the Transformers goldmine in this area is Moultrie Wal-Mart.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 06, 2007, 06:01:45 PM
If it's a big red and white jet, in a box, then it's Jetfire, of it's on a card then it's probably Ramjet
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 06, 2007, 08:28:56 PM
Yeah  Ramjet sounds right.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 06, 2007, 09:03:02 PM
Ramjet is a good figure. I suggest you pick it up. He's one of the "Conehead" Seekers
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on July 07, 2007, 12:21:08 AM
Remind me some time to lay out my Space Marine army for you guys. It's pretty large, for all that I've done with it. Sadly, it's not up to Chapter standards, like I plan to reach someday. But that requires a large investment in Thunderhawks.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 12, 2007, 11:21:20 AM
I've got updates on 2 fronts.

1. TF: Voyager Starscream, Ironhide and Ratchet.

2. Knives: 3 Gil Hibben pieces: The 1990 Silver Shadow, slightly scratched up but I am lucky to get it even in that condition, the 2007 Immortal, both the Regular and the Gold versions. And a movie replica, Chem'll probably hate me for this one I'm sure... The Sword of Viktor.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 13, 2007, 01:25:38 PM
Well, I opened my Starscream and Ironhide. They were relatively simple to do, though Ironhide's instructions were not as clear as Starscream's were.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 13, 2007, 02:24:28 PM
How do you like them?


By the way, I was able to find Voyager Megatron. I still can't find Leader Megatron, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 13, 2007, 02:48:26 PM
Down here in Georgia Leader Class OPs and Megs are all over the place, Its the Deluxe and Voyager Classes of the two that a pain to find. Also , all three Bumblebees I've spotted are now gone. BTW is the 2007 OP in the 1984/2007 set the same as the Deluxe version?

I did pick up a Voyager Starscream to break a $100 for my trip tomarrow. Haven't taken it out of my car yet because we're in the middle of a T-storm at the moment.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 13, 2007, 04:05:27 PM
How do you like them?


By the way, I was able to find Voyager Megatron. I still can't find Leader Megatron, though.

They're not as articulated as I'd like, but there's only so much you can do with something that size, I suppose. I'm not terribly fond of Starscream's legs, some joints seem too tight and as a result I would have put the 'break away' point much higher on the inner legs. His missile launchers are incredibly sensitive, too.

As for Ironhide... The only thing that I find note worthy is that half of his joints are looser then the others.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 13, 2007, 08:54:47 PM
I just pre-ordered Leader Class Brawl,  Voyager Thundercracker (a remold and redeco of Starscream) and Voyager Rescue Ratchet (a redeco for Ratchet, with G1 colours), and Longarm, a robot version of the towtruck Megan Fox drives in the movie.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 14, 2007, 02:48:22 PM
I just got Deluxe '08 Bumblebee, Dreadwing and Arcee.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 15, 2007, 12:30:29 AM
new Bumblebee is out already?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 15, 2007, 01:59:19 AM
Yep. He's one of the first released in Wave 2
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 15, 2007, 02:08:43 AM
Ive had my eye on "movie Voyager Starscream" but uh quick question what is a "voyager" transformer?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 15, 2007, 02:29:57 AM
It's normally larger, has more detail, and more complicated transformations.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 17, 2007, 07:16:59 PM
Picked up Leader Class OP. I actually turned down a Deluxe Classic Starscream At the K-Mart Across the street from Cypress Gardens( BTW you can see the Starliner perfectly from its Parking Lot or anywhere 1.5 miles away from the park) just so I'd have the cash for OP. I missed my chance a few years ago to get a good OP ( the Anniversary Edition OP) so I made sure I'll get the Movie Leader Class OP.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 17, 2007, 09:49:10 PM
Anniversary Optimus Prime is being re-released as part of the Classics line sometime this month, so you'll have another chance to get it.

Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Torlek on July 18, 2007, 01:03:09 PM
Ah, good.  I've finally given in and I'm determined to get an anniversary Prime.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 18, 2007, 09:11:07 PM
Damn now I need to sell something. >:(
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 23, 2007, 01:18:11 PM
I forgot to post this after I went to the movie, but the day I did, I opened my Ratchet. For the Voyager class figures, he wasn't as easy as Starscream, but he definitely wasn't as complicated as Ironhide. I've got to say, he's also the most stable of the bunch. The only way to tip him over is to either push him over, or put him on an uneven surface.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 23, 2007, 01:53:58 PM
He seems like he gains mass after you transform him, doesn't he?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 23, 2007, 01:55:17 PM
A little bit, which is odd for a toy.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 23, 2007, 02:03:04 PM
That's a sign of a well designed toy.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 23, 2007, 02:26:01 PM
Well, next on my list is Voyager Blackout, then maybe Deluxe Jazz or one of the Bumblebees (still don't know if I want the '76 version or the '09 version.), then Brawl, Bonecrusher and Barricade.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 23, 2007, 02:53:25 PM
The '08 Bumblebee is alot better then the '74.

Be carefull with Barricade, his weapon is a little tricky. Tends to fire, almost literally, by just touching the figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 23, 2007, 04:20:58 PM
Bonecrusher has proven to be not entirely stable. I swear if I sneeze on the other side of the room he falls.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Kestra on July 23, 2007, 08:19:59 PM
Goodness, doesn't anyone collect anything besides Transformers?  FLO where are those knives of yours?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 23, 2007, 08:23:30 PM
hehe. I haven't gotten anything since that last update, which I posted with a Transformers update, which is on the last page. ;)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 26, 2007, 01:46:35 PM
Well, I went to Walmart today, I was hoping to find a Blackout for my next Decepticon. They didn't have him, so I got a Bonecrusher instead. I think they should have made him one of the bigger toys. That aside, he seems relatively well articulated, if a bit stiff in some of the arm joints.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Shik on July 28, 2007, 05:29:28 PM
Goodness, doesn't anyone collect anything besides Transformers?  FLO where are those knives of yours?

I used to collect women. Now I collect dust.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Chemahkuu on July 29, 2007, 06:29:33 AM
Goodness, doesn't anyone collect anything besides Transformers?  FLO where are those knives of yours?

I have a collection of collections lol.  Most of it non-geeky.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 01, 2007, 10:39:51 PM
Goodness, doesn't anyone collect anything besides Transformers?  FLO where are those knives of yours?

I used to collect women. Now I collect dust.

Same here...though I lost mine some years ago....they chewed through the ropes.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 01, 2007, 10:59:49 PM
I cut the ropes, they're living at my place now.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on August 06, 2007, 09:23:30 PM
OK a non Transformers post. Here is my current Shortwave Radio Collection.

I have them in two rows, my Vintage row and my Modern Row, both rows are from left to right in order of acquisition.

I have
Back ( Vintage) Row.

A Playback ( not sure if that the Model or the brand) MultiBand, and a Vintage Silvertone 8 Transistor AM/SW1/SW2 bands I just got working an hour ago, Both have big, full sounding speakers( The Playback has a Pioneer as its OEM Speaker)

Front( Modern) Row

 Coby CX-CB12 ( a low cost Wonder, only cost $10, yet is as sensitive as the FR-200), A Grundig PE-100 ( second smallest Shortwave made), A Grundig FR-200 ( emergency Crank Radio, very loud speaker, though without the bass of the two Vintage radios), and my main workhorse a Grundig YB-300, Digital Tuning, best overall sounding speaker of the Modern Radios in my collection, plus plenty of power through the headphone/ext speaker jack to drive a large 8 inch Full Range Wall hanger speaker i have in my room. It also has a ext antenna jack for an antenna i have set up running up my wall.

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Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Chemahkuu on August 13, 2007, 07:08:08 AM
Took some photos with the new camera before I left...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/Chemy/Collection.jpg
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 16, 2007, 02:04:44 PM
Well, I got something today, it wasn't what I was looking for, but I had a feeling that if I didn't get it that I wouldn't find it for months. No, sorry to say it's not a knife or sword. I found a Jazz, and not the BD version. I was hoping to find another Decepticon, but they only had a Deluxe Brawl, and I'm waiting for the larger version.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 16, 2007, 02:32:47 PM
I'm waiting for Leader Class Brawl to. Big Bad Toy Store still hasn't gotten their stock in yet. Any day now, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on August 17, 2007, 09:23:15 PM
Got this via UPS today.
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/My%20Designs/Original/Picture016.jpg
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/My%20Designs/Original/Picture015.jpg
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/My%20Designs/Original/Picture014.jpg

For those that can't tell or don't know...that's Voltron baby.  All five Lions in collectors case book type deal.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on August 17, 2007, 09:47:21 PM
Sweet!  BTW No wave 2 Transformers here yet either. But theres a crapload of Voyager Megatrons all over the place.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 17, 2007, 10:27:27 PM
Sweet!  BTW No wave 2 Transformers here yet either. But theres a crapload of Voyager Megatrons all over the place.

I'm not terribly surprised, from what I've seen on the net most people hate the 'ice' they put on that one. Can't say I blame them much, it looks kinda crappy like that.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 23, 2007, 01:43:11 PM
Well, I have an addition to my blade collection.

This: http://www.casiberia.com/product_details.asp?id=SH2152




Oh, I also bought a couple of TF related items, the prequel book, Ghosts of Yesterday, and an Autobot teeshirt.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 27, 2007, 02:59:47 PM
I went out and got Deluxe Arcee today. She's pretty good. I find myself most amused by her appearance.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 27, 2007, 03:25:27 PM
I can't keep her fucking chest panel closed, and she's a bitch to keep standing up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 27, 2007, 03:27:53 PM
Mine seems rather stable, once you get her legs right. (shrug)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: h92o on August 28, 2007, 07:30:41 PM
Hey, I am selling my collection of souls they are very tiresome to upkeep and they take up too much space to begin with.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: caisson2delta on August 28, 2007, 07:58:47 PM
Just added Serenity the collector's edition to my scifi library. I also bought a Glock 26 not that long back to add to my growing arsenal of concealed carry weapons.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on September 02, 2007, 08:16:02 PM
Ferengi do exist, and they live in the SW Georgia/Tallahassee area.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=170144576639&Category=753

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=160153182067&Category=753

This is why I've seen the shipments of Transformers Disappear so fast ( I'm talking whole shipments gone in a day). Someone is slapping down huge wads of cash and filling a Wal-Mart Buggy up full of Transformers. If it was just the Deluxe class going so quick I'd say it was just fast sales, but the $40 a pop Leaders also going so fast?( we're talking 15-20 leader classes gone in a day). My guess is they have figured out when shipments arrive, because I've seen them stocked on the shelves by Store Associates one day, and bone dry the next.


This is why I can't get just that last figure I'm looking for. Someone is buying and hoarding them for the purpose of getting three times as much they normally cost in stores via Ebay.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 02, 2007, 08:48:24 PM
Yeah, I've seen people posting on seibertron.com about eBay auctions, and some of those auctions are obvious scalpers. (ie: selling 15+ of the same figure in one auction.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Kestra on September 03, 2007, 11:45:56 PM
Well, I have an addition to my blade collection.

This: http://www.casiberia.com/product_details.asp?id=SH2152

Beautiful, FLO!

My sis and her husband got back from Greece and they bought me a mask for my collection when they were over there.  I wish I had a picture to post, but I can't find the charger for my camera.  Basically it's light green, sort of copperish looking, and is a "sad" mask.  It totally looks like something that could be used theatrically.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Stoo on September 04, 2007, 01:46:12 AM
This is why I can't get just that last figure I'm looking for. Someone is buying and hoarding them for the purpose of getting three times as much they normally cost in stores via Ebay.

Scalpers are dickheads, but people actually playing along and paying the inflated prices are stupid too. Same goes for those who pay silly amounts for newly-launched consoles on ebay. If fans could exercise a little restraint and refuse to pay significantly over store prices, there wouldn't be such a problem.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Flagg on September 04, 2007, 10:21:15 AM
This is why I can't get just that last figure I'm looking for. Someone is buying and hoarding them for the purpose of getting three times as much they normally cost in stores via Ebay.

Scalpers are dickheads, but people actually playing along and paying the inflated prices are stupid too. Same goes for those who pay silly amounts for newly-launched consoles on ebay. If fans could exercise a little restraint and refuse to pay significantly over store prices, there wouldn't be such a problem.

Supply and demand, dude.  :P
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 04, 2007, 12:05:26 PM
Well, I have an addition to my blade collection.

This: http://www.casiberia.com/product_details.asp?id=SH2152

Beautiful, FLO!

My sis and her husband got back from Greece and they bought me a mask for my collection when they were over there.  I wish I had a picture to post, but I can't find the charger for my camera.  Basically it's light green, sort of copperish looking, and is a "sad" mask.  It totally looks like something that could be used theatrically.

I thought you'd like that. ;D It might look a little heavy, but it was light compared to the tube it came in. That mask sounds interesting, too.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on September 04, 2007, 02:55:34 PM
Quote
Scalpers are dickheads, but people actually playing along and paying the inflated prices are stupid too. Same goes for those who pay silly amounts for newly-launched consoles on ebay. If fans could exercise a little restraint and refuse to pay significantly over store prices, there wouldn't be such a problem.

Yeah, I let the  one in Leesburg Ga know I was on to him and he was very quick to tell me to "Stay the Fuck out of My Business".  Anyway, I told him that I'll beat him to the next shipment and will buy My 08 Bumblebee for $9.99 at a store and not $30 and up plus shipping from him or any other crook not even paying taxes on his (for all technical reasons) sales business . Afterall, I am now on the In-Stock team at Target. I'll know when they arrive long before any Scalper will.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 04, 2007, 10:29:14 PM
Ferengi do exist, and they live in the SW Georgia/Tallahassee area.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=170144576639&Category=753

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=160153182067&Category=753

This is why I've seen the shipments of Transformers Disappear so fast ( I'm talking whole shipments gone in a day). Someone is slapping down huge wads of cash and filling a Wal-Mart Buggy up full of Transformers. If it was just the Deluxe class going so quick I'd say it was just fast sales, but the $40 a pop Leaders also going so fast?( we're talking 15-20 leader classes gone in a day). My guess is they have figured out when shipments arrive, because I've seen them stocked on the shelves by Store Associates one day, and bone dry the next.


This is why I can't get just that last figure I'm looking for. Someone is buying and hoarding them for the purpose of getting three times as much they normally cost in stores via Ebay.

See I was having trouble finding leader class Optimus Prime myself at some of the stores around here (including the massive new Target on Castor).  I guess that explains why. 
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 04, 2007, 10:39:43 PM
I was able to get Leader Class Brawl on eBay.

But the real big news is the Big Bad Toy Store, is sending out the pre-orders for Masterpiece Skywarp this Thursday,  ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 04, 2007, 10:53:26 PM
I was able to get Leader Class Brawl on eBay.

But the real big news is the Big Bad Toy Store, is sending out the pre-orders for Masterpiece Skywarp this Thursday,  ;D

See now I'd rather see a Leader class Starscream.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 05, 2007, 11:48:19 PM
Give it some time, they'll probably do it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 06, 2007, 06:56:47 AM
Just a note Masterpiece Skywarp (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10712&mode=retail) was released today. Of course it's a repaint of Starscream. I'm hoping the rumoured Thundercracker is true. Because you can't have the Seekers without Thundercracker.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: caisson2delta on September 06, 2007, 01:06:55 PM
Just bought the Eugenics Wars trilogy the other day and I'm about halfway through volume 1. Seems pretty interesting thus far.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Chemahkuu on September 06, 2007, 01:46:24 PM
I managed to get hold of a good quality WWII Italian ornamental sword for my subcollection of blades so should have a picture in a day or two when we clean it up a bit more.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 06, 2007, 02:17:07 PM
Xero will probably hate me for a little bit after reading this post....

I went to Wal-Mart today... And I got a Leader class Brawl....
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 06, 2007, 08:22:46 PM
FUCK YOU MAN, FUCK YOU!  :P

It doesn't matter anyway, my Wal-mart still hasn't gotten Wave 2 yet and Zellers more then likely won't get any new figures until next month. Seriously, both stores need new management
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on September 07, 2007, 09:32:44 PM
Down here both Wal-Mart and Target are getting small "trickle" shipments of wave 2, only to have them gobbled up by scalpers. BTW My Target has 2 Leader Brawls, and the Thomasville Wal-Mart has 1.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on September 09, 2007, 09:14:49 PM
picked up a Skids Scion xB version. This figure is freaking aswsome! Its as good as the movie line Voyager Class. I might get a Rachet Voyager class ( theres a store with 2 Regular and 1 Rescue variant) next, and I'm still looking for a 08 Bumblebee Deluxe class.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 10, 2007, 08:36:43 PM
Ive got my eye on a Voyager Ratchet as well.  My current movie Transformers wish list includes...

-Voyager Ratchet
-Deluxe Jazz


debating
-Deluxe Barricade
-Voyager Blackout
-Leader Brawl
-Ultimate Bumblebee

Has anyone else considered getting one of those Ultimate Bumblebee's?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on September 10, 2007, 09:33:44 PM
they're nice for the fact they're freaking huge, but they're not as accurate as the Deluxe one. Still wouldn't mind getting one myself if I had the money and room to display it.

Our Target recieved a single Silver Jazz Deluxe class today. I allready have Jazz however, so I'll let ( hopefully) a real Transformer fan ( either a kid or a collector) get it, hoping "Scumbag Scalper" doesn't gobble it up like Sinistar when he finds your ship.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 17, 2007, 10:12:59 AM
Both Leader Brawl, and Masterpiece Skywarp, arrived today. Both figures are awesome!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on September 17, 2007, 05:03:07 PM
I picked up a Voyager Ratchet. It seems Wave 1 is making a comeback in the scalper produced absence of Wave 2. I noticed the not as popular line, the Robot Replicas, hit wave 2 this week. My Target received a few Frenzies and an OP as well as a few of the three from wave 1 ( Megs, Bumblebee, and Barricade). It seems the scalpers are ignoring the Robot Replicas.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on September 23, 2007, 09:03:43 PM
Picked up the Target Exclusive Jazz in G1 colors today. I'm debating on whether or not I should open it since I have the normal Jazz. If there's any left Friday(aka payday), I might buy another so I can have both a Display and an Unopened one.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 24, 2007, 01:18:50 PM
I got Barricade, and in a round about way Frenzy, today. His instructions look ridiculously simple, but I didn't find them to be so.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 04, 2007, 09:51:13 PM
Leader Brawl seems to be pretty prevelant.  The crappy K-mart round my ways is loaded with them.  I might just pick one up to complement my Optimus Prime.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 05, 2007, 02:20:44 AM
Wal-Mart and Zellers still haven't gotten Leader Brawl in, or any wave 3 figures for that matter. Sears, who's toy section consists of 2 aisles, has a better Transformers selection, even if it is just 3 or 4 figures at a time. 
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on October 05, 2007, 04:04:20 PM
Picked Up Arcee and the Holy Grail of Wave 2, Deluxe 08 Bumblebee, both bought at my Target. Haven't opened Arcee yet, but i have opened Bumblebee. I'd have to say Bumblebee is the most articulate of the Deluxe line. His arms are a little tricky though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 19, 2007, 11:36:30 PM
I found Thundercracker and Rescue Ratchet at Zellers today. They had a sale, that consisted of a handful of figures  ::) I hate Zellers.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on October 21, 2007, 09:26:18 PM
Opened Arcee. Her and 08 Bumblebee have the best looking vehicle modes of the Deluxe Movie line. I'm still debating if I should keep Arcee in motorcycle mode or go ahead and transform her.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 21, 2007, 09:30:27 PM
I grabbed Titanium Sunstorm today, and one of the Real Gear figures, I forget his name at the moment.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 22, 2007, 12:55:09 PM
3 things on my list. 2 TF, 1 semi-related to my blade collection.

First the TF stuff. A friend of mine found Blackout for me and brought it when she came over today. We went to TRU and I found Bumblebee. Now I'm pretty much done with the Movie line. :)

Next the Semi-related item for my blade collection. My dad went to my local knife store and picked up a DVD last week. This one. http://www.casiberia.com/product_details.asp?id=OHM100 I haven't actually watched it yet, but it looks interesting. :)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 25, 2007, 09:58:09 AM
Some really cool new additions:

I picked up Ultimate Bumblebee on Tuesday. But the really cool new thing
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Masterpiece Megatron arrived!!!!! The legs are alittle thin, but over all it's an awesome figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 25, 2007, 09:49:43 PM
^^^Whats your opinion on Ultimate Bumblebee?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 26, 2007, 10:59:05 AM
Unless you really, really, want it, avoid it. It's not the greatest figure. So far out of all the Ulimate/Supreme/Ultra figures, only Primus is worth the price.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 26, 2007, 05:18:56 PM
Two new figures

Dropkick; a pick up truck. He has lots of kibble, that makes him one of the better Deluxe figures. He looks really good. The Grey and Purple colour scheme, with the Decepticon logo that covers the hood and roof, looks great.


The other is Recon Barricade. The Grey and blue scheme is alittle boring, but the real bonus here, is that, they fixed the gimmik, It don't go off with every little bump any more, and is very tight.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 28, 2007, 01:16:04 AM
This is probably old news to Xero and some of the other Transformer heads but.....

http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=10304

Apparently they will be doing a Leader Starscream..I cant wait.

Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 28, 2007, 02:14:46 PM
I seem to recall seeing that in their forums. Nothing's come of it since the story came out.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on October 28, 2007, 07:20:29 PM
Damn, a Voyager Bonecrusher and a Leader 'Scream? The current figures of them out allready kick ass. That would rock of they effectively upgraded them to the next class level.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 02, 2007, 01:39:01 PM
Well, I decided it was time to expand beyond the Movie line. I found a Classics Optimus Prime, VOY class. It was one of a handful of other figures I've been eyeballing since I started collecting Transformers.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on November 02, 2007, 05:43:03 PM
I picked up two of the Titamium 3" series, Classic Thundercraker and Classic Starscream. They're basically the same figure, just with different Color schemes. I've also been eyeing the Classic Voyager Prime and I'm trying to find the Classic Voyager Starscream.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on November 08, 2007, 03:46:12 PM
One of those frakkin toasters showed up at my house today.  He came with 3 of the three inch BSG Titanium vehciles...and a Titanium SW tie fighter.

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/My%20Designs/Original/IMG_0141.jpg
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/My%20Designs/Original/IMG_0142.jpg
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/My%20Designs/Original/IMG_0144.jpg
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/My%20Designs/Original/IMG_0145.jpg
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/My%20Designs/Original/IMG_0146.jpg

THe only two things I don't like about him, his eye doesn't glow or even have any hint of red, and I've had him like twenty minutes and he's already fallen over once.


I also picked up a set of the Serenity Blue Sun Travel Posters (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=QMX10002&mode=retail)  They look really nice, so I'm going to try and get them framed; which should really set them off.

And here's a few other piccs; the Titanium vehicles, and the bigger Galactica statue.
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/My%20Designs/Original/IMG_0148.jpg
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/My%20Designs/Original/IMG_0150.jpg
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/My%20Designs/Original/IMG_0150.jpg

Apologies for the poor photo quality.  I suck at photography. :(

Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 08, 2007, 04:02:31 PM
I may not like this version of Galactica, but I will say this much. I do like their take on the all metal Cylons designs.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on November 08, 2007, 06:56:30 PM
You have the same version of the small Galactica I do. Damn thing looked grey in the eBay photo, but turned out to be black. Although I am happy with the six-inch version I got.

EDIT: Here's a pic. http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/products/346081f0d912_a400.jpg (http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/products/346081f0d912_a400.jpg)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on November 08, 2007, 10:27:35 PM
Mine was in a three pack, with a Viper and a Raptor.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS13875&mode=retail
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: caisson2delta on November 09, 2007, 03:05:44 PM
Here are some of my recent aquisitions, all model kits:

1/2500 scale model of DS9
Vorcha class battle cruiser
ENT D
Reliant
TOS Klingon D7
1/350 scale refit Enterprise and NX-01 (huge models)
Kazon ship
Star Wars B wing fighter
...one can never have too many unbuilt kits. I am hoping to get a hold of the reissue old series Viper and Cylon raider in the not to distant future.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 25, 2007, 03:11:00 PM
I took this weekend to take advantage of the sales going on in the US. No, didn't find any blades that I liked. I found a couple of TF items, though. One I never thought that I'd see in a store, the other was rather hard to find. First, the "never thought I'd see" item: 20th Anni. (DVD Edition) Optimus. Second, the "hard to find" item: the Movie guide.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on November 25, 2007, 03:37:27 PM
there's tons of the 20th anniversary OPs here in the South. I'm waiting for them to go on clearance since they're a little pricey.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 25, 2007, 04:03:20 PM
For me it was a case of 'get him now,' or risk never seeing him again, so I went for it. All I can say is when you decide to buy him, look for the price tag around where they are selling them. Box doesn't seem to have a bar-code for some weird reason.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on November 25, 2007, 04:28:31 PM
20th Anniversity Optimus Prime, and Masterpeice Starscream, are part of the Classics line now. So you should start seeing more of them.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 25, 2007, 09:28:14 PM
^^^Ive heard that the Masterpeice Starscream is made of some really brittle plastic is that true?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on November 25, 2007, 10:32:57 PM
The American version? I don't know. I have the Japanese version, which is pretty solid.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 26, 2007, 02:46:53 AM
The MP Starscream is smaller than I expected... At least when you compare it to the Prime I got.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on November 26, 2007, 10:14:01 AM
Does the American version of MP Starscream come with the clear plastic  post-mount? In every picture I see of it, there is no  post-mount.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 26, 2007, 04:21:28 PM
I didn't actually see anything along the lines of the mount you're talking about, but I think it does.

Anyway, I have a new blade to add to my collection. The new one from the new Rambo movie. http://www.hibbenknives.com/Rambo.htm (Scroll down to the bottom of the page.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on November 27, 2007, 08:18:00 PM
 :o that is the meanest looking Rambo knife yet!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 27, 2007, 10:28:26 PM
lol. It looks it, too. ;D But I will say this much, it doesn't look as rough as some of the pictures you'll find on the net imply.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on November 28, 2007, 07:20:45 PM
Got a new Halo thing:
http://masterreplicas.com/store/halo/halo/8833/ (http://masterreplicas.com/store/halo/halo/8833/)


It's the BR55HB SR Battle Rifle from Halo 3
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 28, 2007, 07:27:50 PM
 8) I think I saw one of those in my travels in the US last weekend.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on November 29, 2007, 08:19:09 PM
I've seen those and the Covenant Carbine at a game shop in Tallahassee a while back. Pretty cool replicas. 8)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 08, 2007, 05:26:39 PM
I went shopping today, intending to do a little window shopping, and I picked up something that's semi-related to my blade collection.

This: http://www.cashanwei.com/product_details.asp?id=OH3037S
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 14, 2007, 05:14:55 PM
I was doing a little Xmas shopping yesterday at Bayshore, one of the bigger malls in Ottawa in case you've never been here, went into an odd little nick-knack shop and found a Classics Ramjet. I was surprised when I found him because I thought the store was only carrying stuff from the Movie line.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on December 15, 2007, 05:40:44 PM
The Classic Ramjet is pretty cool. One of the Evil-Marts in my area had a few a while back. So far he's the only classic I have, though we recently re-aquired four of my cousin ( the one in the Army) old Transformers. We have two Jetfires, one Soundwave, and 1 Galvatron that we are currently restoring for him for when he gets back.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 15, 2007, 05:48:03 PM
Restoring? Please tell me you're not repainting them!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 28, 2007, 04:15:53 PM
Well... Since I got some stuff to add to this thread as of Xmas, I figure it's time to drag this thread back up. 3 TF related items and at least 6 or 7 new blades.

First up the TF items, the movie novelization, the TF Spotlight Vol. 1 comic and the movie themed chess set.

Now for the blades. A very small pocket knife, something you might put on a key chain. 3 swords: http://www.cashanwei.com/product_details.asp?id=SH2295 http://kitrae.net/fantasy/KR25.html and at least one version of the Spartan swords seen in the movie 300. Finally, 2 other knives, one has a wolf's head on the handle, the other is this: http://kitrae.net/fantasy/KR26.html (I already had the sword version.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on December 28, 2007, 05:45:56 PM
Are your blades sharp FLO? I mean, I'm guessing you don't buy them for combat purposes, but are they sold sharp? I bought a sword modeled on old Scottish style, but it's pretty dull, although I could still run someone through with it, with the tip.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 28, 2007, 07:44:04 PM
It depends on the blade maker/company who releases them, for example pretty much all of my Kit Rae stuff has a false edge to it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on December 28, 2007, 07:47:51 PM
http://kitrae.net/fantasy/KR25.html

This one is awesome; me likes.  The combination of curves and straight edges on the blade, really make it stand out.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on December 28, 2007, 08:14:14 PM
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Restoring? Please tell me you're not repainting them!

Nope. Just cleaning them up and replacing missing parts, and maybe finding new decal sheets.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 28, 2007, 08:44:03 PM
http://kitrae.net/fantasy/KR25.html

This one is awesome; me likes.  The combination of curves and straight edges on the blade, really make it stand out.

Although the picture doesn't really show it, the whole thing is shaped like an 'S.' That's what caught my attention with this one. I haven't seen that many swords like this one where the curve of the blade is continued/mirrored in the handle.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 19, 2008, 03:28:10 PM
Well, I went shopping yet again. And I picked up this little thing... http://www.cashanwei.com/product_details.asp?id=SH2267 ;)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on January 20, 2008, 01:09:36 AM
I'm not normally much for knives and the like, but I do now own a sword with a Macleod icon on it. I'm under no illusion that it's in any way accurate, but it looks cool. Oh, and I've now found a Bat'leth at my local 'knife store' and can easily predict that I will be buying it. There is no doubt.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on February 01, 2008, 07:42:11 PM
Picked up a Scout Class Target Exclusive Signal Flare and I found an Energon Series Deluxe Class Snow Cat at my favorite goldmine for crap thats long out of production, Roses, a half dead retail hasbeen chain.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 01, 2008, 08:04:43 PM
Nice finds.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on February 02, 2008, 05:05:20 PM
I'm debating if I should open Snow Cat since he's an out of production TF. If the other one is still there on my next paycheck I'll pick it up and an Energon Voyager Class Landmine.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 09, 2008, 02:57:54 PM
I went to my knife shop specifically to buy something that another collector was selling through the store. Both were Gil Hibben knives. I had a choice of either a First Production Run version of the 1995 Warbird Bowie or a FPR version of the 1994 Raptor.

Warbird Bowie (lower knife in most of the photos on this page.) http://www.fightingknives.info/Home/HibbenKnives/HibbenFPREditions/wbfpr/tabid/597/Default.aspx

Raptor http://www.fightingknives.info/Home/HibbenKnives/HibbenFPREditions/raptorfpr/tabid/598/Default.aspx (Which is the one I decided to get.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on February 13, 2008, 11:21:12 PM
I finally got the super set of 6 figures to finish out Wave One for nBSG.  With the addition of the exclusive Tyrol figure that was released earlier, I've got all of them so far.
Included in Wave One:
The aforementioned Tyrol
Six (red dress)
Caprica Six (black dress)
Hot Dog in flight suit
Samuel Anders
Apollo in flight suit
Helo in standard duty uniform

Wave Two is scheduled to come out in March but they'll likely be pushed back like Wave One was.
Wave two includes:
Starbuck in flight suit
Kat in flight suit
Helo in flight suit
A Centurion
Admiral Cain

I'm hoping that they announce that Wave Two will have a few more figures then just those five, since Wave One had seven. 

A couple other cool items I'm waiting for are the Viper MK II and the Cylon Raider statues. 
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC10774&mode=retail (I love that the Viper stand has the Vigilantes sqaudron patch.  That's a nice touch.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC10825&mode=retail
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 14, 2008, 09:49:24 PM
Just thought I'd show off some pics of my collections.

Xero would call my Transformers downright amatuerish but what the hey we all had to start somewhere.

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/6449/picture001oq7.th.jpg) (http://img528.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture001oq7.jpg)

(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6828/picture002az4.th.jpg) (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture002az4.jpg)

Ive since added movie Voyager Ironhide and deluxe Cliffjumper to that.  The Trek ships.

(http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9441/picture005ch1.th.jpg) (http://img520.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture005ch1.jpg)

(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/9048/picture026we4.th.jpg) (http://img519.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture026we4.jpg)

Along with some BSG ships.

Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: TNC on February 14, 2008, 10:05:07 PM
Is the Defiant a model (i.e. the kind you put togeather) or is it one of those Playmates toys?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 14, 2008, 10:49:29 PM
Looks like one that Playmates did. (The stand looks right for what they did.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on February 15, 2008, 06:36:39 AM
Heh, I have the same Galactica and Pegasus as you Razor.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 15, 2008, 07:18:29 AM
Just thought I'd show off some pics of my collections.

Xero would call my Transformers downright amatuerish but what the hey we all had to start somewhere.

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/6449/picture001oq7.th.jpg) (http://img528.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture001oq7.jpg)

(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6828/picture002az4.th.jpg) (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture002az4.jpg)

Ive since added movie Voyager Ironhide and deluxe Cliffjumper to that.  The Trek ships.

(http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9441/picture005ch1.th.jpg) (http://img520.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture005ch1.jpg)

(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/9048/picture026we4.th.jpg) (http://img519.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture026we4.jpg)

Along with some BSG ships.



You have Alternator Grimlock?!? I can't find him anywhere. Everytime I bid on him on eBay I lose, and the figure was never released in Canada, atleast not around here. I fucking hate Zellers and Wal Mart, they never get any of the good stuff in.

It took Sears here 3 years to get Alternator Meister in stock, even then, they only recieved one.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: TNC on February 15, 2008, 09:00:41 AM
Looks like one that Playmates did. (The stand looks right for what they did.)

The stand was what made me think Playmates toy, but I didn't even know they made a Defiant.  Then again, I stopped buying their stuff some time after "Insurrection" (started spending more money on video games, or couldn't find any Star Trek stuff in the stores).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 15, 2008, 04:16:59 PM
Quote
You have Alternator Grimlock?!? I can't find him anywhere. Everytime I bid on him on eBay I lose, and the figure was never released in Canada, atleast not around here. I fucking hate Zellers and Wal Mart, they never get any of the good stuff in.

*Cough cough* Thats a binaltech Grimlock.  I managed to get him on ebay in november.  He is without a doubt the biggest pain in the ass to transform.

Looks like one that Playmates did. (The stand looks right for what they did.)

The stand was what made me think Playmates toy, but I didn't even know they made a Defiant.  Then again, I stopped buying their stuff some time after "Insurrection" (started spending more money on video games, or couldn't find any Star Trek stuff in the stores).

It is indeed the playmates version.  Probably one of their best efforts (from what Ive read they actually copied the AMT Ertl model).  The Defiant came out before the Insurrection toys so Im a little suprised you missed it.

Heh, I have the same Galactica and Pegasus as you Razor.

Yeah until DST gets off its ass and does a starship Legends version you're best off getting the Titanium Ultimate edition of Galactica.  sad part is that its detailing is about the same for the larger resin statue.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 15, 2008, 04:23:29 PM
Quote
You have Alternator Grimlock?!? I can't find him anywhere. Everytime I bid on him on eBay I lose, and the figure was never released in Canada, atleast not around here. I fucking hate Zellers and Wal Mart, they never get any of the good stuff in.

*Cough cough* Thats a binaltech Grimlock.  I managed to get him on ebay in november.  He is without a doubt the biggest pain in the ass to transform.


I haven't been able to find the Binaltech version either.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: TNC on February 15, 2008, 05:14:25 PM
Looks like one that Playmates did. (The stand looks right for what they did.)

The stand was what made me think Playmates toy, but I didn't even know they made a Defiant.  Then again, I stopped buying their stuff some time after "Insurrection" (started spending more money on video games, or couldn't find any Star Trek stuff in the stores).

It is indeed the playmates version.  Probably one of their best efforts (from what Ive read they actually copied the AMT Ertl model).  The Defiant came out before the Insurrection toys so Im a little suprised you missed it.

I think the last one I bought was the Playmates Enterprise-E for "Insurrection" (which looks like crap...) or the U.S.S. Voyager, then I couldn't find anything Trek in the stores near where I lived at the time (aka Middle of Nowhere, LA).  :-\
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on February 15, 2008, 07:01:05 PM
I never saw many of the Playmates ships in the stores, like the Defiant or DS9.  Had I seen them, I would have snatched one up, but now they're hard to find.

Not to get too far off topic here, but I've been thinking about selling some of my Trek memorabilia, including a few of the Playmates ships.  I've got The Phoenix, the Romulan BoP, and a Borg Sphere all still in there original packages.  I've got a bunch of other stuff that'll probably end up on Ebay before too long.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 15, 2008, 07:12:02 PM
Quote
You have Alternator Grimlock?!? I can't find him anywhere. Everytime I bid on him on eBay I lose, and the figure was never released in Canada, atleast not around here. I fucking hate Zellers and Wal Mart, they never get any of the good stuff in.

*Cough cough* Thats a binaltech Grimlock.  I managed to get him on ebay in november.  He is without a doubt the biggest pain in the ass to transform.


I haven't been able to find the Binaltech version either.

I have a confession to make: Im a Quintesson. 

Hmm must have been a lucky break for me.  I was having trouble getting my masterpeice Starscream on ebay for a while too.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on February 17, 2008, 12:00:51 AM
Here's my current Transformer Collection. Only ones not in this photo are my Energon Landmine, My Target Exclusive  Movie Jazz in G1 colors, and my second Energon Snow Cat. Basically the ones not opened aren't in this photo.


From left to right: Movie 08 Bumblebee, Movie Jazz, Movie Arcee, Alternator Skidz, Movie Rachet, Movie Scout Class Signal Flare, Movie Prime, Movie Scout Class Storm Surge, Movie Starcream, G1 Titanium 3" Starscream, Classics Ramjet, G1 Titanium 3" Thundercracker, Energon Snow Cat, Movie Bonecrusher.

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9185/tfcollectionla6.th.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tfcollectionla6.jpg&s=1)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 17, 2008, 01:12:22 AM
^^^I dont care what anyone says Voyager Ratchet is saweet!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 17, 2008, 09:51:43 AM
To many to name:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/DSCF0707.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/DSCF0721.jpg
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 18, 2008, 12:00:41 AM
^^^Ooh you got Masterpiece Megatron.  Whats that to the left of masterpiece Skywarp?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 18, 2008, 09:27:17 AM
Next to him are Leader Class Megatron and Leader Class Brawl.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 18, 2008, 04:58:09 PM
Oh Ok...megatron looks funny from this angle.  Did you have any trouble getting you're masterpeice megatron?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 18, 2008, 04:59:28 PM
I had it pre-ordered at BBTS for months.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 18, 2008, 09:05:05 PM
Big bad toy store? really...I heard I guy had some trouble with them apparently canadian customs seized his megatron en route or something.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 18, 2008, 09:33:00 PM
I had no trouble at all.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 20, 2008, 02:22:24 PM
I've been trying to post this for the better part of last week, but my connection kept mulching my posts on my, so now that I'm home I think this'll work...

While in Florida one of the things I generally like to do is go to the local flea markets, usually looking for knives/swords or anything else I find of interest. Well, one of the markets I have been going to for years had something I only ever expected to find in a comic shop. A Japanese Transformer, specifically the Hybrid Style Convoy.

On another note, I visited a dojo that doubled as a sword store and bought this: http://www.cashanwei.com/product_details.asp?id=SH1011
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 02, 2008, 02:28:33 PM
Well, lets see... With it being my birthday today I got almost half a dozen new blades added to my collection. 2 Hibben, 2 Hanwei and 1 Kit Rae.

Hibbens:

http://www.unitedcutlery.com/products/gilhibben/gh5005.html This variation was released by the new management at United Cutlery in honour the the latest movie. It doesn't say 'Rambo' due the fact that they couldn't get the rights to use the name. I'm not entirely sure why it's smaller than the regular sized replica, but it is.

http://www.cartertown.com/Knives/Hibben/Production/griffyn.htm This one is rather special because it's the Artist's Proof prototype of the Gold version of this knife. (Truth be told when I figured out that it wasn't just a regular Gold Edition I almost passed out.)

Hanwei:

http://www.cashanwei.com/product_details.asp?id=SH1075 I've only ever seen this one on the net.

http://www.cashanwei.com/product_details.asp?id=SH1071 I have not seen that many ninja type swords that impressed me, but I have not seen that many pieces from this company that have not impressed me and I have mulled this one over a few times, so when I went to my knife store today I decided to break down and buy it.

Kit Rae:

http://www.unitedcutlery.com/products/kitrae/kr0022b.html Those of you who remember the original version of this thread when we were still with Infopop/Groupee might remember that I got an axe that looks sort of like this one once. This one is slightly different than that one, though, in that part of the blade is black.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on May 03, 2008, 04:52:34 PM
I'll get some batteries for my digital camera soon so expect some updates to my collections soon. I have added for example the mother of all classic Nintendo systems, the famed Top Loader NES Mint Condition in box, though opened, it seems to have been rarely if ever used. :o. Also added a few other items like handhelds and Transformers and I might post my small but growing vintage speaker collection.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 03, 2008, 08:14:40 PM
Sounds interesting. I can't wait to see what you've got.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: caisson2delta on May 09, 2008, 03:47:14 PM
I just purchased the reissued and retooled BSG (original series) Colonial viper and Cylon raiders. Both kits look good and the price wasn't too bad ($21 per kit).

Although not scifi, I just purchased a new duty weapon for work, a S&W Military and Police 9mm. I pick it up in a few days and can't wait to qualify with it. Beautiful, well balanced pistol with good trigger action. It is much nicer than the Glock 17 it is replacing.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on May 10, 2008, 12:28:20 AM
Just picked up Movie Wingblade which is basically a repaint of Cybertron Wingsabre.  I never caught on with the whole Unicron Trilogy but this is a sweet ass figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 10, 2008, 12:45:29 AM
I've been doing some reading. The trilogy is barely coherent, truth be told. That said, of the three series' figures, I generally like the ones from Cybertron. I kick myself every now and then these days because when most stores were still selling them I was concentrating on getting the Movie line figures I wanted.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on May 10, 2008, 12:58:46 AM
I'm still pissed off that Zellers and Wal mart still haven't gotten Animated figures in yet. I really want to get my hands on Bulkhead. I'm hoping those stores aren't late with the new Universe line, I want to get Onslaught and Powerglide.


Did you guys here? there are going to be two new Masterpiece figures; Thundercracker, a repaint of Starscream, and get this.......... GRIMLOCK!!!!!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on May 10, 2008, 03:53:44 AM
^^^Grimlock yeesh give me a Masterpiece Jetfire or Soundwave.  I was wondering if you were gonna pick up any animated figures.  I thought they weren't releasing them on til June though? Ive got Starscream,  Soundwave, Leader class Megatron and Ultra Magnus (maybe Kup...er Ratchet) on my wish list.  Though Im still pissed we aren't getting a Leader class Starscream.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on May 10, 2008, 03:57:15 AM
They were released in Canada a couple weeks ago.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on May 10, 2008, 03:59:40 AM
^^^Damn canadians with your early Transformers and free healthcare.  Have you seen the cartoon yet...thoughts?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on May 10, 2008, 04:09:56 AM
Apparently we're an episode ahead of you guys too  :P

At first I didn't like the art style for the show, but as I watched it, it started to grow on me. The show is really well written and acted to boot. It's one of the better Transformers shows to come along.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on May 10, 2008, 11:16:00 AM
Have you guys seen this?

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/2471373715_7c59b5b16a.jpg)

It's a promo shot for IDW's All Hail Megatron miniseries

It's based off the famous The Killing Joke cover;

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/2472195692_0890655ba9.jpg)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on May 21, 2008, 03:53:41 PM
Classics jetfire just arrived today.  For a Voyager class he's pretty sharp in his robot mode. I like the G1 jetmode better but this is still pretty fun though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 21, 2008, 04:43:38 PM
I kick myself every now and then because when the original Classics line was still largely out in stores, I was concentrating on the Movie line. (I'm not much into online shopping or anything like that.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on May 21, 2008, 05:14:26 PM
Classics jetfire just arrived today.  For a Voyager class he's pretty sharp in his robot mode. I like the G1 jetmode better but this is still pretty fun though.

Classics Jetfire is possibly one of the best figures around.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on May 21, 2008, 06:31:20 PM
^^^Thats an understatement..

Quote
I kick myself every now and then because when the original Classics line was still largely out in stores, I was concentrating on the Movie line. (I'm not much into online shopping or anything like that.)

The only other 2 classics Ive considered picking are Astrotrain and Rodimus Prime (Hotrod).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on May 21, 2008, 06:32:39 PM
I can't wait for Universe Classics 2.0. I have Onslaught and Powerglide on pre-order at BBTS.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 28, 2008, 08:21:15 PM
Well, I just got an addition to my blade collection that I have been waiting to come for close to 6 months. A replica of a Confederate officer's sword.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on May 31, 2008, 09:05:37 PM
I can't wait for Universe Classics 2.0. I have Onslaught and Powerglide on pre-order at BBTS.

Just got a look at those 2 on seibertron...The Universe line hadn't really caught my attention but Ive got to give it to you they look sweet as hell particularly Powerglide.

Now an Ultra class fits in between a Voyager and leader class right?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 31, 2008, 10:45:24 PM
When a line includes that class yes, but sometimes it's just the difference between electronics and no electronics, or so I've been lead to believe.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on May 31, 2008, 11:48:27 PM
I can't wait for Universe Classics 2.0. I have Onslaught and Powerglide on pre-order at BBTS.

Just got a look at those 2 on seibertron...The Universe line hadn't really caught my attention but Ive got to give it to you they look sweet as hell particularly Powerglide.

Now an Ultra class fits in between a Voyager and leader class right?

Legend Class; Tiny figures, comparable to G1 level of transformations. Example would be the MiniCons

Deluxe Class; much larger then the Legend, with easy to moderate transformations. Example would be Classics Bumblebee.

Voyager Class; Large, atleast 6-8 inchesx in hight, relatively complex transformations. Examples would be Movie Starscream, and Movie Ratchet.

Ultra Class; Large about between 8-12 inches in hight. No electronic sounds. Complex transformations. Pretty much, they are just large Voyagers. I don't own any Ultras, since this is a class hardly used, so I don;t have any examples.

Leader Class; Large, about a foot high. Electronic sounds. Very Complex transformations. Examples would be Movie Optimus Prime, Megatron, Brawl. Cybertron Optimus Prime

Masterpiece/Anniversary Class; Large, highly detailed, about a foot in hight, no electronic sounds, very complex transformations . Examples Masterpiece Starscream, Skywarp, Megatron, and Optimus Prime

Supreme Class; Very large, about a foot to a foot and a half in hight. About as complex to transform as a high end Voyager, sometimes there are electronic sounds, sometime there isn't. Examples would be Cybertron Primus, Armada/Energon Unicron, Beast Machines Cheetor
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 01, 2008, 12:27:09 AM
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Ultra Class; Large about between 8-12 inches in hight. No electronic sounds. Complex transformations. Pretty much, they are just large Voyagers. I don't own any Ultras, since this is a class hardly used, so I don;t have any examples.

Movie wingblade (which was just a repaint of cybertron wingsabre) had electronic lights and sounds.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 01, 2008, 12:42:28 AM
Ultra is a relatively new class. Wing Saber, which Wingblade is a redeco of, was a Leader Class when he was released, so there are exceptions.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 01, 2008, 06:44:47 AM
^^^Ahh ok thanks for clarifying.   This is rather confusing.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 09, 2008, 07:14:06 PM
Heres some pics of my Navy Fleet Models. The first pic is of my Modern ( or in the Spruance's case, semi-modern) Fleet. The Tico and the Spruey are older models from back when my skills weren't as good as they are now. They were revamped to match the two newer ones. While my skills aren't as good as some I've seen, I'm quite satisfied how they turned out. I'm pretty amazed how my Patrol Boat turned out since its the smallest ship model I've done so far. ( It came packaged in with the Frigate as a bonus).

The second Is my WW2 era Ships. The biggest and clearly the "Flagship" of my collection is the Revel Monogram brand USS North Carolina, only available at the Real Battleship North Carolina ( a cool place to visit btw, I can truely say I once stood on the Bridge of a Battleship). The other two are recent purchases along with my Frigate from the modern fleet. One is a Fletcher Class Destroyer Waterline series by Tamiya and the other is a Hobby Boss brand Balao Class Submarine ( think Down Periscope).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 09, 2008, 07:48:50 PM
Impressive. I especially like the North Carolina.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 10, 2008, 07:57:22 PM
Heres some pics of my Navy Fleet Models. The first pic is of my Modern ( or in the Spruance's case, semi-modern) Fleet. The Tico and the Spruey are older models from back when my skills weren't as good as they are now. They were revamped to match the two newer ones. While my skills aren't as good as some I've seen, I'm quite satisfied how they turned out. I pretty amazed how my Patrol Boat turned out since its the smallest ship model I've done so far. ( It came packaged in with the Frigate as a bonus).

The second Is my WW2 era Ships. The biggest and clearly the "Flagship" of my collection is the Revel Monogram brand USS North Carolina, only available at the Real Battleship North Carolina ( a cool place to visit btw, I can truely say I once stood on the Bridge of a Battleship). The other two are recent purchases along with my Frigate from the modern fleet. One is a Fletcher Class Destroyer Waterline series by Tamiya and the other is a Hobby Boss brand Balao Class Submarine ( think Down Periscope).

You remind me that I must make a trip to the U.S.S New Jersy one of these days.  Now those are supposed to be micro machine sized ships?

This is just makes me wish some toy company would step up and do some nice toy versions of WW2 and WW1 battleships with lights and sounds and such.  Its not like its out of the ordinary or anything 21st century toys does reproductions of military hardware matter of fact Ive been trying to find their vietnam era Huey.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 10, 2008, 08:44:39 PM
If you look around some, a company made some beautiful Die-Cast WW2 era ships that are about the same Length as my Battleship NC. Last place I spotted some was at the Battleship Wisconsin in the Naticus Giftshop in Norfolk Virginia. They had USS Missouri and USS New Jersey ( though no Wisconsin oddly enough). First time i spotted them were at a Toy Liquidators in an Outlet mall near Atlanta. They had the two Battleships as well as a Heavy Cruiser, an Aircraft Carrier, and the Arizona, and probably a few others i can't remember. They were from $20-$30 a piece.

edit: I think this might be one http://cgi.ebay.com/WWII-USS-Indianapolis-CA-35-Battleship-1-700-Scale_W0QQitemZ270205153537QQihZ017QQcategoryZ19034QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262 (http://cgi.ebay.com/WWII-USS-Indianapolis-CA-35-Battleship-1-700-Scale_W0QQitemZ270205153537QQihZ017QQcategoryZ19034QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262)


The Scale of my fleet ( except the Battleship, though i think its close) is 1/700. The Battleship's box doesn't specifiy, but comparing photos of WW2 Destroyers next to Battleships, Its either 1/700 as well, or very close to that. BBs are big ass ships! Especially the NC-Iowa Classes.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 15, 2008, 05:45:09 PM
Just updated my collection with...tadada...."Animated Starscream" he's a real nifty figure and I like him more than I thought I would.  The leg joints were a little loose but that was easy enough to fix by curing them with superglue.  The chest plate dosent seem to connect to the back of the jet as well as it should on mine but Im hoping its due to the way its transformed.  I also picked up Classics Astrotrain and Cybertron supreme Starscream (yeah he's just an oversized Voyager but i like him).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 15, 2008, 06:25:03 PM
I should be getting Voyager Bulkhead and Deluxe Cybertron Optimus Prime in the mail any day now.

I'm told that Classics 2.0 have been spotted in Hamilton, which means they should be released here in Peterborough some time after Christmas 2011....
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 15, 2008, 06:43:08 PM
^^^I cant wait for Deluxe Soundwave and leader class Megatron and Ultra Magnus.  Im debating wether or not I should get Blitzwing.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 15, 2008, 06:49:34 PM
Ultra Magnus looks amazing. I may have to cancel a couple of Halo pre-orders and put one down for him instead.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 15, 2008, 07:32:58 PM
^^^Hey here's a question for you.  Why are so many of his toys just white Optimus Prime repaints.  Ive seen him on the original G1 show and while he seemed to be related to prime in design he didn't look like a white version of him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 15, 2008, 07:40:21 PM
It's because the original Ultra Magnus toy was just a white repaint of Prime with a different trailer. So it's become a kind of messed up tradition. Kind of like how Thundercracker and Skyawarp are normally just repaints of Starscream.
Did you know they were going to show Magnus without the armour at one point in the cartoon, but just never did it?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 16, 2008, 01:25:04 AM
^^^No I didn't most interesting.  Now what are your thoughts on the Supreme class Prime they're making for animated.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 16, 2008, 03:43:02 PM
Went to Walmart a little while ago and I found some of the Animated line (Prowl, Ratchet, Bulkhead and Starscream) and the first wave of the Universe line. My friend who took me found the idea of a triple-changer rather interesting, so I decided after a few minutes of thinking between something from Animated or Universe to pick up Tankor. She's working on him as I type this and doing a rather good job, which she normally does. She was just surprised after looking at the instructions that you have to go through both altmodes to get to his robot mode. I don't really blame her, but then I've never had a triple-changer before.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 16, 2008, 04:46:32 PM
Both Wal-Mart and Zellers got new figures in. Unfortunately it was only 2 figures per store, and all four figures were AllSpark Power Ironhide.

I don't know who's running those stores, but they need to be drowned, shot, disebowled, drawn, quartered, then killed.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 16, 2008, 04:49:26 PM
The people who run those stores in your area are idiots. They should have have plenty of stuff aside from the Movie line by now.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 16, 2008, 05:12:24 PM
Calling them idiots, would be saying something nice about them.

I asked my brother to take a look at the Zellers and Wal-Mart at the Oshawa Center. He also said he'll try and make a pit store at the TRU on Whitby, next time he comes into town. He should have better luck in the Dirty Shwa, then I do here in Peterborough.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 16, 2008, 05:34:56 PM
I got Starscream at the local TRU near my work.  And they didnt show up until the last freakin minute.  Im gonna pick up a second Starscream plus Thundercracker when I get the chance.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 16, 2008, 05:36:11 PM
Animated Thundercracker?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 16, 2008, 06:01:08 PM
A rumoured repaint of Screamer based off of some things coming up in the show.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 16, 2008, 06:18:38 PM
I know there's going to be a Thundercracker, Skywarp, Dirge, Ramjet, and Thrust, Starscream repaints, I just didn't know one of them are out already.

By the way, I can't wait to see the female one.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 16, 2008, 06:22:05 PM
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I know there's going to be a Thundercracker, Skywarp, Dirge, Ramjet, and Thrust, Starscream repaints, I just didn't know one of them are out already.

Umm I meant when he comes out.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 16, 2008, 06:35:24 PM
The only one that's confirmed, as far as Teletraan 1 (a dedicated wiki) is concerned, is Skywarp - VOY class wave 4 or later. That will no doubt change in the future, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 16, 2008, 09:44:04 PM
No Animated or Universe here in the South yet. Though I'm really only interested in finding a Classics Starscream. Gotta make room for the Battleship Arizona I'm working on. I'm also looking for an Iowa Class. It seems they don't make small under 10 inch Battleship models. The NC is about 17 inches and my Arizona will be a whopping 19 inches ( different scale since NC's were bigger than Pennsylvania's)

I'll post pics of the Arizona and the Japanese I-400 class Carrier Sub I built last weekend when i finish the Arizona.


Mods, BAN anyone singing a certain Faith Hill song when I post the Arizona. :P
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 21, 2008, 02:54:56 AM
Picked up Animated Lockdown today.  Rather impressive for a deluxe class.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 21, 2008, 02:57:38 AM
I found out why Zellers is so shitty. It's because it's apparently the bargain bin used by the other stores, to dump the stuff they couldn't sell. So in other words, they get sloppy seconds. What a great way to run a business, huh?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 21, 2008, 01:18:45 PM
Well, it's good if you've missed something from previous lines, I suppose.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 21, 2008, 01:59:30 PM
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I found out why Zellers is so shitty. It's because it's apparently the bargain bin used by the other stores, to dump the stuff they couldn't sell. So in other words, they get sloppy seconds. What a great way to run a business, huh?

Sounds like Big Lots down here in the States. But as FLO said, you can sometimes find older lines there that you missed.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 21, 2008, 02:28:13 PM
I meant it's the dumping ground for the other Zellers in the province.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 21, 2008, 02:33:48 PM
Ouch... That's... That's sad....
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 21, 2008, 08:28:50 PM
Introducing The USS Arizona ( we hear Faith Hills Pearl Harbor Song, then the sound of a shotgun firing, then silence). Also included is my I-400 Class Japanese Carrier/Sub, with the Arizona in the background. Unfortunately, the wood deck color on Arizona turned out a bit off in the photo, my digital camera is a 4 year old 3 megapixel freebie after all.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 21, 2008, 08:40:15 PM
I didn't realize how fat those old battleships really were.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 21, 2008, 08:44:48 PM
Impressive. I think the accuracy of both surprises me a little. Not sure why, but it does.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 22, 2008, 01:50:52 PM
Last night, my brother showed up from Oshawa. Hidden deep within his backpack, underneath his tackle box, new fishing reel (That reminds me, I need to get some 12lbs line), and some socks, was something special for me...... Animated Starscream.  ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 22, 2008, 04:46:53 PM
Yeah the WW1 era BBs ( Arizona was a WW1 ship still in service) were pretty chubby. Take a look at my NC VS Arizona pic as a comparison.  Granted, they're not the same scale, but the overall shape of North Carolina is slimmer.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 22, 2008, 06:36:51 PM
Last night, my brother showed up from Oshawa. Hidden deep within his backpack, underneath his tackle box, new fishing reel (That reminds me, I need to get some 12lbs line), and some socks, was something special for me...... Animated Starscream.  ;D

Hmm guess he's not such a dick afterall eh?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 22, 2008, 06:47:23 PM
Last night, my brother showed up from Oshawa. Hidden deep within his backpack, underneath his tackle box, new fishing reel (That reminds me, I need to get some 12lbs line), and some socks, was something special for me...... Animated Starscream.  ;D

Hmm guess he's not such a dick afterall eh?

He's still a dick, he's just grateful I got him Rock Band for Christmas (either though at the time it was delayed until that January.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 23, 2008, 05:46:10 PM
Postal Pete showed up today with my Deluxe Cybertron Mode Optimus Prime, and Voyager Bulkhead.

Man, Bulkhead is awesome. Optimus Prime is...... passable, I guess.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 23, 2008, 07:40:41 PM
Question Xero does is there a small gap between the back part and the chest plate/cockpit on your Starscream when its in Jetmode?  Like it dosent hook up properly.  Oh and definetly get Lockdown when you get the chance.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 23, 2008, 10:14:55 PM
I don't see a gap on the cockpit on mine.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 23, 2008, 11:41:52 PM
Hmm must be the way Im connecting mine...so what do you think of the line so far.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 24, 2008, 08:40:07 PM
I'll be picking up Animated Bumblebee and maybe Lockdown tomorrow. We finally got some Animated figures down here. So far I have Starscream. Prime kinda doesn't impress me. Bulkhead seems to be the hard one to find in the South. BTW any reviews on the Megatron in the series? He looks pretty cool from what I can tell.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 25, 2008, 06:07:48 PM
^^^Dude im telling you right now forget Bumblebee Lockdown is the only and I repeat the only deluxe you should be getting.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 25, 2008, 06:38:55 PM
I'll be picking up Animated Bumblebee and maybe Lockdown tomorrow. We finally got some Animated figures down here. So far I have Starscream. Prime kinda doesn't impress me. Bulkhead seems to be the hard one to find in the South. BTW any reviews on the Megatron in the series? He looks pretty cool from what I can tell.

http://youtube.com/user/peaugh

This guy does some pretty good reviews.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 26, 2008, 02:21:37 PM
^^^Oh yeah I check out his reviews.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 27, 2008, 08:21:02 PM
I found that there was a Voyager Prime so I bought it along with Bumblebee. Didn't read the warning in time but from the youtube review it seems the only issues are his shoulder joints aren't as articulate and his stingers need to be modded to fully retract. The Voyager Prime seemed to be a much better figure than the Deluxe one.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 28, 2008, 03:05:15 PM
Well, I went to Walmart with my parents today and I wanted to see what the one we went to had, I haven't been to this particular one since 2007. They had movie line stuff, big surprise there, and Animated. Of the Animated they had (Blackarachnia, Ratchet, Prowl, Starscream and Bulkhead), I went with Bulkhead. My biggest debate with him was scale vs show accuracy. I went with show accuracy.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 28, 2008, 04:58:57 PM
Bulkhead's the biggest on the show isn't he?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 28, 2008, 05:29:03 PM
Of the Autobots, yep.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 30, 2008, 03:51:16 AM
I was at Zellers today (for some reason, they're open 24 hours a day now), and they got some Animated figures in yesterday. 4 Bulkheads, a Starscream, and a Megatron. That's it. I almost missed them, they were surrounded, and covered, by Star Wars crap.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 30, 2008, 09:20:41 AM
^^^Voyager Megatron?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 30, 2008, 10:56:33 AM
Yep. I went back a couple of hours ago and picked it up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 30, 2008, 05:15:25 PM
Im way more interested in Leader class Megatron with its G1 features.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 30, 2008, 07:05:24 PM
Get Leader Class. Voyager Class Megatron sucks balls.

So far I own 4 Animated figures, and only one (Bulkhead) seems to not have any issues.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 30, 2008, 09:13:59 PM
Bulkhead was so easy it was ridiculous. I had him done in about 5 minutes. I only had one small problem with him, his wrecking ball launcher. It wouldn't work, pulled the ball out and it turned out that the cord was stuck. Other than that, that arm's elbow joint is a little loose, but those are extremely minor compared to some of the other stuff I've heard about other figures in this line.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 30, 2008, 09:32:12 PM
So far I've only worked on Screamer. The biggest issues I've seen on him are the fins pop off too easily and his leg joints come apart too easily. Both these problems can be worked with and to me are over shadowed by how great he looks in either mode.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 30, 2008, 10:17:44 PM
Get Leader Class. Voyager Class Megatron sucks balls.

So far I own 4 Animated figures, and only one (Bulkhead) seems to not have any issues.

What issues do you have with Starscream?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 01, 2008, 01:44:31 AM
Fins are loose, the hands and thumbs keep popping off, his head falls off with very little force, and his right leg falls off if you just look at it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 05, 2008, 01:26:11 PM
Update on 2 fronts.

First, knives: http://www.unitedcutlery.com/products/gilhibben/gh5001.html (It fits like a glove, to put it simply.)

Second, Transformers: Animated Voyager Starscream. I went through 3 or 4 before I found one that didn't have any scratches on it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 05, 2008, 01:52:58 PM
I found the Deluxe Earth Optimus Prime vs Deluxe Cybertron Megatron 2-Pack today. Other then those, I still can't find any Deluxe figures.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 05, 2008, 08:16:38 PM
Well, if you look long enough, you should find something.

As for my Starscream, another easy done-in-less-than-5-minutes transformation. Some parts on mine seem a little loose, not fall-off-if-you-touch-him loose. I also seem to have lucked in, in that his fingers don't seem to be as prone to falling off as I've read. I'm very pleasantly surprised by this one.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 05, 2008, 08:42:33 PM
That Deluxe Megs I got has some very loose hip joints. So loose, in fact, that the light weight of the upper body, makes the legs spread, and the figure fall over.

I put a little white glue on the ball joint, and put the legs back on. Hopefully, when the glue dries, the hip joints will be tighter.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 11, 2008, 06:47:58 PM
Just scrored a Leader class Megatron today!!!  With the exception of an unsightly scratch on the back of his leg he's damn near flawless.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 11, 2008, 07:36:05 PM
Still no Deluxe or Leader Classes here. They did however get Voyager Optimus Prime, I didn't have the money to pick it up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 11, 2008, 10:53:49 PM
^^^I was actually quite shocked to see it.  They had both Megatron and Bulkhead
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 12, 2008, 06:36:11 PM
Well I got Voyager Prime and deluxe BB open and on display. My BB only seemed to have the Stinger issue, everything else was ok and overall he was a fun transformation, and looks pretty cool. Prime also looks great ( except that damn ax), but his joints are loose as hell. Yet for some reason, once you get him standing, hes quite stable, which is odd considering how loose his joints are. These animated figures look great but the build quality doesn't seem to be as good as the Movie, Classics, Alternators, and Energon Figures I have.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 13, 2008, 12:44:04 PM
I'm in Thunder Bay, for the next day or so, and I did a little shopping. I found 3 TF figures I wanted, all from the Animated line. 2 at an unlikely spot, the third at a hit-or-miss spot. The 2 I got at were Blackarachnia and Prowl, from Sears of all places. The Last one was VOY-class Optimus, from Zellers. We also hit a Walmart, but surprisingly they had nothing I wanted.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 13, 2008, 12:48:36 PM
Well I got Voyager Prime and deluxe BB open and on display. My BB only seemed to have the Stinger issue, everything else was ok and overall he was a fun transformation, and looks pretty cool. Prime also looks great ( except that damn ax), but his joints are loose as hell. Yet for some reason, once you get him standing, hes quite stable, which is odd considering how loose his joints are. These animated figures look great but the build quality doesn't seem to be as good as the Movie, Classics, Alternators, and Energon Figures I have.

Have you gotten Lockdown yet.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 13, 2008, 01:02:36 PM
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Have you gotten Lockdown yet.

Waiting on my next paycheck. We have about 4 of them where I work. I'll also need to start adding shelves to my walls so I can have more display room.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 13, 2008, 07:10:22 PM
^^^Get him ASAP he's easily one of the best looking figures in the animated line.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 13, 2008, 08:00:13 PM
yeah I hear he's taller than a Voyager Class.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 13, 2008, 09:36:06 PM
One review I've seen of him had him compared to Starscrean's figure. Without counting Starscream's wings, Lockdown is just slightly taller than him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 13, 2008, 10:05:55 PM
I've been waiting forever to get the Lock Down figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 14, 2008, 10:00:09 AM
yeah I hear he's taller than a Voyager Class.

Yeah he's quite tall for a deluxe.

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One review I've seen of him had him compared to Starscrean's figure. Without counting Starscream's wings, Lockdown is just slightly taller than him.

Starscream comes up to about his nose.  Leader Megatron is taller than him but only by a head.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 14, 2008, 10:03:30 AM
I went down to Sears, and they had two Deluxe figures; Blackarachnia, and Ratchet. I picked them both up. Still nothing at Wal-mart or Zellers.

I find it funny, Sears, whose toy department consists of 4 rows of shelves, has more of a Animated selection, then Wal-Mart and Zellers, two stores whose toy departments are the size of small countries.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 14, 2008, 06:30:43 PM
Some pics...

(http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9620/145rc5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 14, 2008, 06:50:08 PM
DAMN! Leader Megs looks badass!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 14, 2008, 11:54:52 PM
Indeed plus he has so many features he puts movie Megatron to shame.  And this coming from someone who really likes leader movie megs.  He just makes me want leader Magnus all the more so.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 15, 2008, 08:59:18 PM
Our store just got in two Supreme Class ( I think thats what its called) Animated Primes. His Price point is $50 instead of $40 for the Leader Class.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 17, 2008, 05:38:36 PM
Let's see... Over the last few days, I've visited Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary and I'm currently in Edmonton. I've gotten several new additions to my TF collection and a couple, so far, for my blade collection. Animated Rachet, Lockdown and Leader-class Megatron plus the Deluxe-class 2 pack of Optimus and Megatron from the old Classics line. For my blade collection, I got the Operative's sword from Serenity and a new katana - the name of which I'm unsure about.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on July 17, 2008, 05:46:33 PM
Awww, dude, you were here and you didn't tell me? Why not?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 17, 2008, 06:03:40 PM
 :-[ I didn't know and we were only there for the day.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 17, 2008, 08:08:44 PM
Oh Xero you are gonna hate me now....I got Leader Bulkhead.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 17, 2008, 11:24:23 PM
I don't hate you, I fucking hate Zellers. They still don't have any deluxe figures.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 18, 2008, 03:20:03 AM
^^^We have deluxe figures at the TRU I frequent But the only one Im really interested in getting is Soundwave and the wave he's in dosent appear to be out yet.  So at the this point my list of animated figures whittles down to...

-Soundwave
-Blitzwing
-Ultra Magnus

And good lord I hope they do Omega Supreme.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 18, 2008, 04:09:51 PM
Let's see... Today I got 3 TFs, technically. 1 from the Animated line and the other 2 from Universe. The Animated one was actually one of McDonald's Happy Meal toys, Rachet in particular. The Universe ones, which I got from TRU, were Prowl and Sunstreaker. When I got to that section and spotted them I was having trouble deciding which one to get, so my dad, who brought me, picked both out.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 20, 2008, 11:39:17 PM
I couldn't get a connection yesterday when we were in Kamloops, but I got 2 TFs from the Animated line. Megatron's toy from McDonald's and Bumblebee from TRU.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 21, 2008, 09:28:04 PM
An updated picture of my collection.

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Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 22, 2008, 12:26:15 AM
Impressive.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on July 22, 2008, 01:13:53 AM
What's the one at the back right?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 22, 2008, 02:41:50 AM
Just another 110 more and you'll be caught up to me.  :P
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 22, 2008, 02:45:06 AM
What's the one at the back right?

Im guessing your refering to the largest one.  That's Cybertron Starscream.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 22, 2008, 02:57:55 PM
Is the G1 Screamer a Masterpiece class?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 22, 2008, 05:42:44 PM
Masterpeice, Im fairly certain G1 screamer would be a allot smaller.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 22, 2008, 06:07:55 PM
Well yeah, I was refering to him as G1 because he's modeled after the Starscream from the original series. Anyone know if the new Universe line will have a Classics Starscream?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 22, 2008, 10:10:48 PM
So far as I know, they are using the Classics Deluxe-class mold for other Seekers.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 23, 2008, 10:28:12 PM
Minor update on that katana I picked up last week. http://www.martialedge.ca/sam.html (Second from the bottom.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 25, 2008, 10:33:17 PM
In Bellevue, Washington and I have got an update for my blade collection.


This: http://osograndeknives.com/Smith%20&%20Wesson/s&w_swbb_16_bowie_knife_w__mesquite.htm
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 26, 2008, 11:33:51 PM
I've got 2 (technically 3) updates for my TF collection. In Spokan, Washington I picked up Heavy Load and his minicon Drill Bit. In Missoula, Montana - where I currently am - I picked up the Legends class Megatron. I had debated these figures since they were announced, Megatron more so since I've been debating the Legends class as a whole, truth be told, since I first saw some during the original Classics line.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 27, 2008, 07:17:32 PM
Some new supposed suggested release dates from San Diego comic-con for Transformers figures. 

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/release-dates-according-to-sdcc-displays/13620/

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8/1/2008 - Animated Leader Ultra Magnus
8/1/2008 - Animated Deluxe Wave 4
8/15/2008 - Titanium Series Grimlock and Prowl ($16.99 each)(TRU Exclusives)
9/1/2008 - Animated Bumper Battlers Wave 3
9/1/2008 - Universe Deluxe Wave 2
9/1/2008 - Universe Voyager Wave 2
9/1/2008 - Universe Treadbolt
9/1/2008 - Universe Legends Wave 2
9/1/2008 - Universe Ultra Wave 3
9/1/2008 - Legacy of Bumblebee 3-pk ($25.96)(Walmart Exclusive)
9/19/2008 - Star Wars Crossovers Grievous Starfighter
10/?/2008 - Marvel Crossovers Wave 2
10/1/2008 - Animated Activators Wave 3
10/1/2008 - Animated Activators Wave 4
10/1/2008 - Universe Deluxe Wave 3
10/1/2008 - Universe Minicons 12-pk ($19.99)(KMart Exclusive)
10/1/2008 - Universe Robot Heroes Wave 3
10/28/2008 - Animated Voyager Blitzwing
11/7/2008 - Star Wars Crossovers Emperor Shuttle
11/23/2008 - Universe Comic Packs ($19.99 each)(Target Exclusives)
12/1/2008 - 25th Anniversary Optimus Prime Reissue

Why is Blitzwing being released do late.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 27, 2008, 07:22:17 PM
Wow, more figures that you won't be able find here.

Speaking of New Releases, Zellers got a new shipment of Transformers on Friday.... Movie Voyager Evac , you know the Blackout re-deco that came out 3 months ago? Well, they got one now. It's great that they are answering the demand for old toys, no one cares about anymore. And HBC wonders why toy sales have dropped over the past 5 years. They either get things in extremely late, or not at all, forcing people to go else where.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 27, 2008, 09:30:16 PM
Is Wave One of the Universe line just three Deluxe Figures? All I can find are Tankor, Prowl, and Sunstreaker. ???
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 27, 2008, 11:11:22 PM
Of the deluxe class figures, yes.

Anyway, I was in Idaho Falls earlier today, and I found a VOY-class Lugnut.  :)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 29, 2008, 07:33:59 PM
I set something of a personal record for most-number-TFs-in-one-day today - 5. 1 from the Classics line, 3 from the old Universe line and 1 from the new Universe line.

Classics:

- Cybertron Optimus Prime, Legends class.

(Old) Universe:

- Energon Barricade, Deluxe class
- Energon Steamhammer, Deluxe class
- Energon Sharkticon, Deluxe class

(New) Universe:

- Onslaught, Ultra class.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 31, 2008, 03:49:24 PM
Picked up Universe Octan...er tankor today.

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(New) Universe:

- Onslaught, Ultra class.

How is he by the way he definetly looks like the best of the Universe Ultras.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 31, 2008, 05:45:48 PM
I decided to do some shopping today. I went to Zellers, and they still had nothing, no Animated Deluxe, Leader, or even Voyager Prime. They didn't even have any Universe. So I decided to take the 15 minutes, and drive to Wal-Mart.

Well, I got into the toy department, to see what they had, all I saw was Animated Voyagers Bulkhead, Megatron, and Starscream. Then I looked down, and what was staring up at me? Leader Class Bulkhead. So I grabbed it, and as I was standing up, right at eye level, on two pegs next to each other, Universe Classics Sunstreaker, and Prowl. Didn't see Tankor, but I didn't bother looking for him, Bulkhead, Sunstreaker, and Prowl was already going to cost me $90 all together, and I didn't have the money for another figure.

Hopefully, Onslaught, and Powerglade should be shipping from BBTS any day now.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 31, 2008, 08:34:57 PM
^^Its a good thing you did avoid Octan...er I mean Tankor he aint that good a figure.  He feels rather loose and flimsy.  I would say its because he's a triple changer but classics Astrotrain didnt have nay of these flaws.  Oh well looks like Onslaught is next on my universe list (not to sure about Powerglide and Silverbolt).  I took a quick look around the target near me recently and saw Supreme animated prime in stock.  Not 100% sure I I really want to get him but its always a possibility.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 04, 2008, 05:07:40 PM
Picked up Universe Octan...er tankor today.

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(New) Universe:

- Onslaught, Ultra class.

How is he by the way he definetly looks like the best of the Universe Ultras.

(Reposting this due to the fact that it was one of the posts lost in the downtime.)

I still haven't had the chance to open him, or any of the others since my 'from Thunder Bay' update for that matter, but I like him. Definitely glad I got him.

Updates to my blade collection and my TF collection.

First the blades:

- Gil Hibben's latest throwing axe.
- Silver Stag's Bushmate, from their Crown Collection, I believe.

TF's:

Animated:

- Grimelock, Voyager class

Classics:

- Leo Prime, Legends class

(Old) Universe:

- Energon Storm Jet, Deluxe class
- Cubertron Scattorshot, Scout class
- Cybertron Backstop, Scout class
- Cybertron Breakdown, Scout class
- Cybertron Brushguard, Scout class
- Cybertron Lugnutz, Scout class

Books:

- Transformers: The Ultimate Guide, 2nd Edition
- Transformers: Beast Wars Sourcebook, TPB.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 05, 2008, 09:28:58 AM
I got Tankor the other day, and today, I picked up Animated Soundwave. Soundwave was one of only 2 Deluxe figures Zellers decided to pick up. I really want to get Bumblebee, despite the issues it has, but I still can't find him anywhere.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 05, 2008, 11:37:16 AM
I've been flip-flopping on this Soundwave. I saw him once last week and I wasn't particularly interested, but since he was on the show I'm more inclined to get him than Oil Slick, who hasn't appeared on the show so far.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 05, 2008, 04:28:31 PM
I highly reccomend Soundwave. His legs are alittle floppy, but other then that, he's a fantastic figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 05, 2008, 05:14:42 PM
He'll be one of my next Decepticons then.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on August 05, 2008, 05:23:20 PM
I want a soundwave since he's a Scion but it seems the local scalpers are at it again. All of Wave 2 Animated gone overnight from my store.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 05, 2008, 05:34:08 PM
Scalping could explain why it's impossible to find any Deluxe figures here.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 05, 2008, 05:53:36 PM
That's the usual reason people can't find what they're looking for. As an example, I'm sure that's why I couldn't find Blackout myself when I was doing the Movie line. (I actually had to get a friend to pick him up for me.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 05, 2008, 06:39:53 PM
Scalping could explain why it's impossible to find any Deluxe figures here.

Damn scalpers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76AESfBsgoo
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 05, 2008, 07:29:33 PM
He's right on the money. I'd rather never own a figure then by one from a scalper.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 06, 2008, 03:41:13 PM
^^^Dont give me that look how else was I supposed to get masterpiece Starscream.  The TRu and Target in my area havent gotten Ultra Magnus or Onslaught yet.  Target's had 2 supreme Primes for a while now and I may pick one up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 06, 2008, 04:15:40 PM
Buying from a scalper just justifies what they are doing, in my opinion.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 06, 2008, 06:33:14 PM
^^^Damn you and your opinions! ;)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 07, 2008, 11:17:27 AM
(I posted this here yesterday byway of the cidvision link for this place, but it seems it didn't transfer over to this one...)

I got 3 items added to my TF collection yesterday. 2 figures, Ani. Soundwave and Ani. Jazz, plus 1 ornament, Carlton Cards' take on Megatron. My dad picked up the last one.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 07, 2008, 04:26:55 PM
^^^Dammit you found Soundwave...Im so jealous.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 07, 2008, 04:42:02 PM
I found him in a local Walmart, but I did see him in a Target* in my travels last week, so you might wish to try both of those to see if you can find him.

(*Oddly not a Super Target.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 07, 2008, 06:11:37 PM
I'll have to check some of the Wal-marts around here.  Luckily I was able to find Supreme Animated prime at target.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 11, 2008, 01:20:37 PM
Went shopping today. Picked up Snarl. I was hoping to pick up a Decepticon, but they didn't have one that I wanted, so I went Autobot. He looks interesting. Also, my friend opened my 2 McDonald's TFs. I think she was expecting them to be harder than they were.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on August 11, 2008, 02:47:29 PM
Nabbed a Soundwave. Haven't opened him yet because I'm running out of display room. I'll probably put movie Jazz in storage to make room until i get my wall shelves.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 11, 2008, 06:02:27 PM
I want a Soundwave dammit!!!!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 11, 2008, 10:55:52 PM
I've opened the 3 Legends class figures I bought over the last month. I'll rank them accordingly.

1. G2 Megatron. Super easy transformation. No tight (as in 'too tight to move') joints. Remarkable articulation, for a Legends class figure - I'd say almost on par with the Scout or Deluxe classes, he just needs elbows.

2. Cybertron Optimus Prime. Easier than Megatron's, truth be told, since there's less to move. No tight joints, but the head mechanism could use some work. Roughly what I had expected for articulation in a Legends class.

3. Leo Prime. Not exactly the best transformation. 2 joints are of concern to me; the tail joint, super loose, and the waist joint, super tight. His articulation is very much in line with Megatron's, if not slightly higher due to his elbows and claws.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 12, 2008, 06:18:42 AM
Hey FLO, some good news for you.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=47d19d54-2016-419d-92f7-6464653dd442 (http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=47d19d54-2016-419d-92f7-6464653dd442)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 12, 2008, 01:06:36 PM
I had heard about this on a few of the dedicated sites. So does that mean he'll see a wider release here than he already has?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 12, 2008, 01:37:42 PM
It means the possibility of a Hasbro version.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 12, 2008, 01:48:25 PM
Would certainly go well with my 20th Anniversary DVD Prime... ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 12, 2008, 06:57:13 PM
Spotted Uiverse Onslaught and Powerglide at my local Target today.  Gonna try and get Onslaught this thursday after work.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 14, 2008, 09:02:07 AM
Found Animated Jazz and Snarl today. Still haven't found any Wave 1 deluxes other then Black Arachnia and Ratchet.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on August 14, 2008, 02:50:50 PM
spotted but didn't get ( yet) a Universe Deluxe class Acid Rain and two Universe Deluxe Galvatrons.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 14, 2008, 03:01:22 PM
I was looking for those 2 when I went out on Monday, I'm not sure we have them up here yet unfortunately.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 14, 2008, 07:12:34 PM
Picked up Onslaught and....SOUNDWAVE!!!! today!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 14, 2008, 07:33:42 PM
Fina-freakin'-lly, huh? :D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 15, 2008, 11:18:39 PM
^^^Yep he's a nice figure...now I realize I say this about most deluxes and Voyagers but I think Soundwave should have at least been a Voyager.  I would go as far as to say an Ultra just so Soundwave could have some sounds.  As for Onslaught...fried gold baby fried gold.  The detail on him is amazing.  Im definetly getting powerglide and Silverbolt now.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 16, 2008, 05:20:36 AM
I hear Silverbolt only has 4 steps in his transformation. Fold plane in half, pull out legs, pull out arms, flip head, done.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 16, 2008, 09:46:07 AM
^^^So Ive seen but he looks pretty cool so I can forgive.  Besides animated Starscream had a simple transformation too.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 16, 2008, 02:41:12 PM
I have had a busy day... I opened almost 20 packages today of the figures I bought while traveling over the last month. 7 Old Universe, 6 Animated, 3 New Universe and the Classics 2 pack.... Thankfully I had some help or I'd still be at it... It was most interesting. Some were ridiculously easy, others... Not so much.

It appears that I lucked in with Uni. Prowl. His paint doesn't appear to be coming off or smudging, but then again I'm making a point of not touching him unless I have to. He did, however have the pop-off panels. Sunstreaker has one of the wanky chestplates, but it doesn't look quite as bad as I've seen. My friend found his head gimmick rather neat.

My friend had a heck of a time with some of the Animated figures we opened, but, then again, so did I. The only one that gave me any real trouble was Soundwave, specifically his chestplate and his ball-joint knees. They popped off when I was trying to get the front of his car mode loose in the first step. My friend had a heck of a time with Prime's axe. It seems to be rather fragile.

The Old Uni. stuff was relatively simple. Only 2 figures that I think we screwed up a little. Energon Barricade and Cybertron Lugnutz. I did the former, she did the latter. I think I screwed up where Barricade's upper body is supposed to be in relation to his lower body. I think she didn't fold in Lugnutz's backpack properly.

I think I scratched my 'open & transform' itch enough for the next little while...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 17, 2008, 02:36:59 PM
I watched the DVD that came with the Classics 2 pack last night. If you don't have this pack, it's an episode of Cybertron in all but name (take that as you will). It involves Prime filling us in on the events of the Unicron trilogy, in a rather broad sense, and I would say that just about half of what he says on the DVD applies to all of Transformers. It was rather interesting, and somewhat helpful to people who are just getting into the whole thing.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 18, 2008, 02:52:08 PM
Masterpiece Custom Roller (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TFC10009&mode=retail&picture=aux1) is up for pre-order. It's made by TFC Toys, and is made to be in scale with Masterpiece Prime, but can also be used as a backpack for Classics Prime.

You can add, or remove parts to have either Cybertronian Roller, or Earth Mode Roller. He kinda looks like he belongs in the Movieverse though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 22, 2008, 01:25:00 PM
Went shopping today with a friend, but I didn't find anything of interest while there. So, when we got home, we opened Grimlock and Lugnut, both of whom I bought last month. They both seem to be rather good figures. The transformation was pretty much standard for the Animated line. My only concern is Grimlock's waist, it seems a little loose, not falling off if you do anything loose, but it turns a little bit too easily for my liking.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 23, 2008, 01:45:32 PM
I opened Snarl last night largely because I had Grimlock opened yesterday. Discounting the odd choices with how you transform his chest and keeping his Chee... Err... Club all one colour, both of which I'm fine with, the only thing I think could be worked on a little more, on mine at least, is the connector for his pelvis. It comes undone with very little effort. Otherwise, not bad. All I need now is Swoop and my Ani. Dinobots are done.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 24, 2008, 01:38:26 PM
I opened another of my bought-last-month haul last night, this time Storm Jet. Nice figure. I was confused by only one part, though: his legs. His instructions said one thing, pretty much all of the pictures I've found, including the one on his card, said something else. So, I sat and fiddled with him until I figured out how it was done for the pictures. I think he looks better the way he is in his pictures.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 25, 2008, 09:23:44 AM
Galvatron and Onslaught arrived.

Galvatron is very floppy, and parts pop off with the slightest bit of pressure, but otherwise is a great looking figure. Onslaught, looks, and transforms more like a Classics 1.0 figures then the 2.0s so far.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 25, 2008, 12:26:58 PM
I've heard that parts popping off of Galvatron is a really common problem due in no small part to his size. (no pun intended)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 26, 2008, 01:02:40 PM
I forgot to mention this yesterday, but I opened Ani. Prowl the night before. He was extremely straight forward, nothing confusing at all. As for today, me and my friend opened the last of my bought-last-month haul, which included Ani. Bumblebee (one loose panel for the back of his legs), Ani. Ratchet (a bit of a fight with his feet, his belly and some of his tools and I haven't tested how well Lockdown's EMP blaster fits on Ratchet just yet, though), Energon Sharkticon (I really like this one, relatively simple and his [smaller] weapons are very pose-able) and Uni. Onslaught (mine doesn't seem to have any of the reported problems that I've heard about).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 29, 2008, 02:47:21 PM
Went shopping today at the Super Walmart on the other size of town and I found 2 Autobots, I was looking for Decepticons (not that mine really need the boost that another bot would bring), and I found 2 that I didn't have that I've been considering. Uni. Blaster and Uni. Powerglide. Since I wasn't terribly sure which one I wanted to get, I asked my friend, who took me, which one she'd go for. She pointed at Powerglide and I grabbed him. He looks pretty good in person, I haven't opened him up just yet, but I bet I'll like what I see when I go to open him up and transform him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 03, 2008, 02:41:05 PM
A few days ago, I opened Powerglide. I like him, I might just pick up his repaint when he comes out.

As for today, I bought the Optimus Prime mini bust from TRU, they had all of 2 left out so I had to decide which one I wanted (based on wear on the box). I think it`s kinda neat.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 04, 2008, 11:38:23 PM
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A few days ago, I opened Powerglide. I like him, I might just pick up his repaint when he comes out.

Picked him up today and I couldn't agree with you more definetly going to be getting the henkei release.  When they first showed pictures of him I was worried he was going to be real loose but he's actually quite tight.  I only have to pick up Silverbolt now.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 04, 2008, 11:58:45 PM
I was actually referring to Powerglide's Decepticon Repaint, Storm Cloud.* As for Silverbolt... I'm still on the fence with him. On the one hand he's a robot with a jet glued to his back, which I'm not too keen on. On the other he has a simple transformation, which I like better than the ones that take you 15 minutes to figure out.

* http://images.wikia.com/transformers/images/6/62/Stormclouduniversetoy.jpg
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 14, 2008, 03:20:46 PM
I picked up Leader Class Animated Megatron. You all will be glad to also know that Zellers got the last wave of the movie line. Yep, now they're only 3 months behind everywhere else.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 14, 2008, 04:21:53 PM
I was at the one in Bayshore yesterday and I was hoping to find something new that I didn't have and actually wanted... No such luck, which only mildly surprised me.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on September 18, 2008, 10:54:19 AM
I picked up some new BSG and Stargate loot today.

Scar Statue
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/new%20loot/IMG_0954.jpg)

Starbucuk, Helo (flight suit), Kat, standard Centurion, Valley of Darkness exclusive Centurion...basicaly just the standard centurion with blood splaters.
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/new%20loot/IMG_0959.jpg)
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/new%20loot/IMG_0960.jpg)
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/new%20loot/IMG_0962.jpg)


Desert Camo SG-1 team, with Jonas Quin
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/new%20loot/IMG_0955.jpg)
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/new%20loot/IMG_0956.jpg)
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/new%20loot/IMG_0957.jpg)
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/new%20loot/IMG_0958-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 18, 2008, 01:05:46 PM
 8) stuff, Jimi.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Tyburn on September 18, 2008, 05:06:40 PM
I collect random information and store it in my head.

Less fiscal outlay that way.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 22, 2008, 07:19:06 PM
Some new pics of the Universe 2.0 line.

http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=13972

Cool I'll be able to get a Starscream at a reasonable price and Cyclonus looks badass.  I just wish he were an Ultra.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 22, 2008, 10:56:09 PM
I'm definatly picking up Cyclonus, Hound, and Inferno.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 27, 2008, 01:21:59 PM
Well, went to TRU today, hoping to find the Unicron that came out here yesterday. No such luck at the one I visited, so I picked up Blaster. Him and his guns were, oddly, very complicated.

EDIT: I have never ever said this about any of my TFs, but this guy is a mess. The cockpit for his alt-mode pops off with little to no effort and half of the tabs either won't work properly or you need a lot of force to get it to lock in.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 27, 2008, 06:00:04 PM
^^^They had him at the TRU around my way.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on September 27, 2008, 06:01:15 PM
Can't wait for the new wave, I'm definately getting Screamer!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 27, 2008, 08:01:21 PM
The one I wanted (Unicron) came out, quite literally, yesterday here. As for Blaster... I've seen him often enough that I just sort of broke down and bought him... In other words I wasn't leaving the store without something I was at least considering buying at some point.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on September 27, 2008, 11:40:11 PM
I saw the Unicron figure yesterday. Its a bit too big since I'm running out of room since I have two prominent collections using shelfspace in my room ( Transformers and Naval Ship Models). Is a cool looking figure though. I picked up Universe Deluxe Galvatron which is a cool figure, though his transformation is a bit complex for a Deluxe class.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 28, 2008, 12:24:43 AM
I've heard that Galvatron was supposed to be bigger, but the bean-counters said 'nope, smaller.'
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 28, 2008, 06:57:56 PM
I say fuck the bean counters give me more Ultras!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on September 29, 2008, 06:05:24 PM
So is there any word when the new Waves will be coming out?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 29, 2008, 07:13:27 PM
I can't really say 'when they will come out,' but I can say roughly 'what will come out.'

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers_Animated_(toyline) (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers_Animated_(toyline))

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Universe_(2008_franchise) (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Universe_(2008_franchise))
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 07, 2008, 09:12:30 AM
Picked up one of the Universe G1 2 packs. I grabbed the Roadbuster vs Dirge one. I never had a oprotunity to pick up the Cybertron Defence Force Hot Shot, and Roadbuster is a great supsitute. Dirge is a a redeco of Galaxy Force Starscream, who I bought a couple years ago before Cybertron was released in the west, and love the mold.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 07, 2008, 02:42:04 PM
I've heard that the Canadian release of these 2 packs are somewhat misleading. The box is exactly the same as the US version and you get the figures and their respective accessories, but not the comics... The excuse I've seen most often cited for this oddity is the usual one: Language Laws.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 10, 2008, 12:02:24 PM
I just picked up Animated Blitzwing, and Universe Heavy Load.

One thing I like about the Universe line, is that you can get molds you missed the first time around. I want to find Drop Shot so I can get the Cybertron Defense Force Scattershot mold.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 10, 2008, 01:13:35 PM
Heavy Load's pretty good. I've seen pictures of the original figure, Quickmix, and I think Heavy Load's colours are much better by comparison. Right now I have his minicon, Drill Bit, sitting on one of his shoulders. Whenever I see Drop Shot, I do plan to pick him up, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on October 10, 2008, 03:51:43 PM
Here is something I picked up today.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/Tico/new/IMG_1081.jpg)


This is an airsoft version of the real steel: Mark 14 Mod 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy_Mark_14_Mod_0_Enhanced_Battle_Rifle).  It's basically a stripped down and rebuilt m14, which is still in service today.

Only downside so far, is that it's quite heavy.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 10, 2008, 04:54:15 PM
Neat. I wouldn't be surprised if Chem said he had at least one himself, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 10, 2008, 05:27:17 PM
Has anyone come across Leader Ultra Magnus yet?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 15, 2008, 09:02:00 AM
Masterpiece Grimlock is not only confirmed, but there an image of it (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/first-look-at-masterpiece-grimlock-and-mickey-mouse-transformer/14200/)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/1224071976_1-2.jpg)

I never pre-ordered something so fast in my life!
He's going to look great next to my Masterpiece Megatron, Optimus Prime, Starscream, and Skywarp.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 15, 2008, 02:20:04 PM
Impressive. Plus that pic answers the one question I had about his dino-mode, how they were going to do it (ie: Cartoon vs Classics 1.0 [for lack of a better way to describe it]) and it looks like they went with the one I suspected they might.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 15, 2008, 02:28:33 PM
I want to know if they're going to go with gold plating, or a gold paint, for the claws, and other parts.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 15, 2008, 03:06:12 PM
With Takara, gold plating. With Hasbro, since odds are they'll release their own version... It's up in the air.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 20, 2008, 04:29:55 PM
Picked up the 12" Master Chief today. Pretty cool. The usual top notch McFarlane craftsmanship.

Here's it is in comparison with the 4" figure.

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/DSCF0080-1.jpg) (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/DSCF0080.jpg)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 20, 2008, 05:28:32 PM
Wow, it looks good.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 31, 2008, 02:30:44 PM
Well, I went shopping today and one of the places I went to was TRU... To my delight they had one of the exclusives I've been after lately... Unicron. He's about as big as I thought he'd be. I'll probably open him up by next weekend, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jedigreedo on November 01, 2008, 01:11:54 AM
Here's my weapon replicas collection so far:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y106/Jedigreedo/ReplicaCollection.jpg)

-EM-41 Pulse Rifle (Full resin - won it in a contest recently) [Enterprise]
-FN P90 (Tokyo Marui P90) [Stargate SG-1/Atlantis]
-H&K USP Compact (KSC USP Compact) [24]

The P90 is in bad shape, but will hopefully be focusing fixing it up, and making it SG-1 accurate next year with dual rails & metal receiver.  Also, working on getting an EM-33 for my birthday.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 01, 2008, 01:42:03 PM
Neat stuff, greedo.

On a note related to my last post here. I'm weak... He didn't even last the night in his packaging, which was a nightmare to open btw. At this point, I have him almost completely set. His wings are a bit of a bugger to get on, though.

His packaging and his wings aside, I like him. He's big, extremely well articulated and very menacing in my rather humble opinion.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 03, 2008, 06:44:13 AM
Masterpiece Grimlock is not only confirmed, but there an image of it (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/first-look-at-masterpiece-grimlock-and-mickey-mouse-transformer/14200/)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/1224071976_1-2.jpg)

I never pre-ordered something so fast in my life!
He's going to look great next to my Masterpiece Megatron, Optimus Prime, Starscream, and Skywarp.

Now is he going to be more die-cast like masterpeice Prime or are they going to cheap out and plastic him up like Starscream and Megatron?

Just due to the total amount of heartache Ive had this week I decided to go ahead and treat myself and bought leader Ultra magnus from hasbro's toy shop.  I checked 2 Wal-mart's near me and neither of them had him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 03, 2008, 02:11:49 PM
They could go either way with that design. It looks much sturdier than Megatron's seems to be from what I've heard.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on November 03, 2008, 03:26:00 PM
Here's my weapon replicas collection so far:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y106/Jedigreedo/ReplicaCollection.jpg)

-EM-41 Pulse Rifle (Full resin - won it in a contest recently) [Enterprise]
-FN P90 (Tokyo Marui P90) [Stargate SG-1/Atlantis]
-H&K USP Compact (KSC USP Compact) [24]

The P90 is in bad shape, but will hopefully be focusing fixing it up, and making it SG-1 accurate next year with dual rails & metal receiver.  Also, working on getting an EM-33 for my birthday.

Nice.  There are a lot of upgrades for the P90 out there, though if you're going for a SG-1 accurate replica then that's cool to.  I want to get a p90 eventually, but when I do, I'm going to go crazy upgrading it, like these, just because it's over the top...
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/P90Jason.jpg)
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/rwc-p90-l.jpg)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on November 03, 2008, 05:55:48 PM
I get the supressor and the grenade chucker, but what are the other accessories on that thing?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: TNC on November 03, 2008, 08:11:21 PM
I think I see a laser sight, and it looks like the leters "5.56 Mod" is on the side of the suppresor, which might mean it's been modified to fire 5.56mm rounds (which would explain the M16 clip on the side).  :-\
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 03, 2008, 09:39:27 PM
I broke down not long ago and had my dad help me put the wings on Unicron. But he mounted them backwards, so I'm using the planet shell halves to support the wings...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on November 04, 2008, 03:29:17 PM
Masterpiece Grimlock is not only confirmed, but there an image of it (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/first-look-at-masterpiece-grimlock-and-mickey-mouse-transformer/14200/)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/1224071976_1-2.jpg)

I never pre-ordered something so fast in my life!
He's going to look great next to my Masterpiece Megatron, Optimus Prime, Starscream, and Skywarp.

Now is he going to be more die-cast like masterpeice Prime or are they going to cheap out and plastic him up like Starscream and Megatron?

Just due to the total amount of heartache Ive had this week I decided to go ahead and treat myself and bought leader Ultra magnus from hasbro's toy shop.  I checked 2 Wal-mart's near me and neither of them had him.

I hope he's more plastic. The die cast makes the Masterpiece figures to top heavy. I have to keep my Megatron propped up against the wall, just so I can have him in posed. Die cast is the reason I avoided the Binaltech line, and bought only Alternators.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on November 04, 2008, 03:35:29 PM
I get the supressor and the grenade chucker, but what are the other accessories on that thing?

Well a few of the pieces on their is airsoft specific I think.  I've never seen an actual p90 with any of those mods, they might exist, but I'm not sure.  Anyway, here are the main parts, aside from the standard p90 of course.

I'm not sure why they call it a box magazine, when it's actually more of an adapter: http://www.airsoftpost.com/first-factory-style-magazine-1500-round-conversion-p-25592.html
It replaces the standard p90 clip, and allows you to use the standard m4/m16 clips.  This is the one piece that I don't think actually exists because there would be some major work required to make a p90 fire m4 rounds...what ever caliber they are I can never remember.

This is about the closest looking version of the barrel extension: http://www.airsoftpost.com/14mm-counter-clockwise-outer-barrel-extension-mock-suppressor-p-28261.html

The handguard rail:
http://www.airsoftpost.com/nitro-laylax-rail-handguard-p-26167.html

The grenade launchers:
http://www.airsoftpost.com/matrix-full-metal-mosquito-mold-rail-mount-airsoft-mini-grenade-launcher-p-24895.html
http://www.airsoftpost.com/echo-m203-socom-mount-airsoft-grenade-launcher-short-type-black-p-29416.html

The rest of the stuff is just standard stuff, the light, laser sight, and a vertical grip, and a few pieces that I couldn't find that are either custom made or just really rare.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: TNC on November 04, 2008, 06:43:40 PM
I'm not sure why they call it a box magazine, when it's actually more of an adapter: http://www.airsoftpost.com/first-factory-style-magazine-1500-round-conversion-p-25592.html  It replaces the standard p90 clip, and allows you to use the standard m4/m16 clips.  This is the one piece that I don't think actually exists because there would be some major work required to make a p90 fire m4 rounds...what ever caliber they are I can never remember.

The M16 & M4 uses 5.56x45mm rounds (or in caliber terms I think it's .223 caiber or something like that.  The P90 uses 5.7x28(or 29)mm rounds.  So the P90 barrel would be a little wider than a M4 barrel.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 04, 2008, 11:12:24 PM
Masterpiece Grimlock is not only confirmed, but there an image of it (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/first-look-at-masterpiece-grimlock-and-mickey-mouse-transformer/14200/)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/1224071976_1-2.jpg)

I never pre-ordered something so fast in my life!
He's going to look great next to my Masterpiece Megatron, Optimus Prime, Starscream, and Skywarp.
Now is he going to be more die-cast like masterpeice Prime or are they going to cheap out and plastic him up like Starscream and Megatron?

Just due to the total amount of heartache Ive had this week I decided to go ahead and treat myself and bought leader Ultra magnus from hasbro's toy shop.  I checked 2 Wal-mart's near me and neither of them had him.

I hope he's more plastic. The die cast makes the Masterpiece figures to top heavy. I have to keep my Megatron propped up against the wall, just so I can have him in posed. Die cast is the reason I avoided the Binaltech line, and bought only Alternators.

I see where you're coming from but masterpeice prime didn't have any real posability issues and Starscream couldn't really stand well on his own with all that plastic...matter of fact some diecast in his legs might have made him more stable.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on November 04, 2008, 11:31:46 PM
It wasn't so much Starscream didn't have die cast that made him hard to stand, it was the design of the feet. The designer decided to go a differnt route, with the feet. Probably one of the main reasons the stand was designed the way it was, to allow for both vehicle, and robot mode.

There are other reasons I hate die cast, like how the paint scratches and chips easier.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on November 05, 2008, 11:45:17 AM
This is awesome: F-302 Replica (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=QMX10019&mode=retail)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 05, 2008, 02:54:01 PM
Impressive, Jimi.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on November 05, 2008, 10:13:23 PM
Oh that's tempting...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on November 06, 2008, 09:32:18 AM
High resolution images of Masterpiece Grimlock!

http://maruzen-toy.com/TF-008/ (http://maruzen-toy.com/TF-008/)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 06, 2008, 02:48:09 PM
About the only useful accessory, in my humble opinion, is the sword.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on November 06, 2008, 02:49:36 PM
I went down to Wal-Mart today and found Animated Swoop, and Universe Powerglide, so I picked them up. I saw Leader Ultra Magnus there, but didn't have the money to get him too. Zellers, still hasn't gotten any new Animated Deluxe, Leader Ultra Magnus, or ANY new Universe figures in.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 06, 2008, 03:27:50 PM
For Powerglide, be careful with how you rotate his wings to get his arms in place. If you use too much force you might break them. That was the one concern I had when I was transforming him, so I gently worked them into place.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on November 06, 2008, 03:40:02 PM
I have no trouble all all getting his wings transformed.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 06, 2008, 04:23:15 PM
Hmm... Maybe they changed the mold a little to fix that problem.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on November 06, 2008, 04:24:10 PM
There's more then one line that molds the parts. I could have gotten one with parts from a seperate line then you.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 06, 2008, 05:55:38 PM
That's possible.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 07, 2008, 01:42:31 AM
Ultra Magnus arrived today.  If you only get 1 animated figure make it Magnus he's fried gold.  I also picked up Beast Wars metals Rampage.  I didnt plan on getting any Beast Wars figures but after seeing Peaugh's reveiw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSlAsieJU_A I just had to get him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 08, 2008, 02:42:48 PM
I went to St. Laurent mall today and made a stop at the TRU there. They had only 2 things I've been considering, Universe Silverbolt and the Mini-con 12 pack. I went with the 12 pack.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 08, 2008, 04:56:51 PM
^^^Ah you can just avoid Universe Silverbolt...he's rather boring.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 08, 2008, 05:05:42 PM
Yeah, of all the ones out for Universe right now, he's the only one I'm considering passing on.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 08, 2008, 09:42:07 PM
Opened it up. (if you intend to use the box for display purposes, don't) I have 3 paint flubs, though the last one is so minor that I didn't notice it until well after the other 2, and one's arms are so stiff I am having trouble getting him out of his vehicle mode...

Skyhammer - wrong part of his face is painted.
Backstop - no paint on the face.
Blight - sloppy paintjob on his face. (This is the one I didn't notice at first.)

Suppressor is the one with the stuck arms.

EDIT: I finally got the arms out and I can't help but wonder if they didn't over do the paint on his arm pieces.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 09, 2008, 01:46:48 AM
Yeah, of all the ones out for Universe right now, he's the only one I'm considering passing on.

Such a shame too I would have prefered an ultra class Cyclonus.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 17, 2008, 03:08:09 PM
Went to Walmart today and I picked up 2 this time. When we got to the toy section I found 4 I was considering, 5 I didn't have though. They were Ani. Blitzwing, Uni. Stormcloud, Ani. Ultra Magnus and Uni. Dropshot, with Silverbolt being the fifth one that I've decided not to bother with. I got Ultra Magnus and Dropshot.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 17, 2008, 11:35:00 PM
Opened them up earlier. UM is imposing... Not quite as imposing as Unicron... by any stretch of the imagination... But he definitely looks like a leader. He's nice and solid. I like him.

Dropshot's good, I was a little worried after looking at some pictures before I opened him that he might have been broken in the box, because one of his key activated weapons was deployed, but that was it. I had a minor problem with one of his leg flaps due to the ball joint not being as tight as it should have been, but it was relatively easy to fix. The only other thing of note is one of his heel spurs seems far too tight, it's stuck half way out to where it should be. I may ask my dad for a screw driver to fix that one.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 17, 2008, 11:44:08 PM
Yep Magnus kicks ass.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 22, 2008, 02:37:49 PM
Well, I was at Walmart again, and they had another 4 I was considering. This time around, Ironhide, Galvatron, Blades and Silverstreak. I went with just 1 this time, Silverstreak.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on November 22, 2008, 10:37:33 PM
Found one of these at a vendor booth at this years Moultrie Car Show. Figured due to his age it was a nice find. Mine is in good shape, just missing his pistol and has a part of the decepticon sticker scratched off. Only thing is, I was strapped for cash and there was a Energon Scorpinok at another booth that I didn't know about till after I bought this guy. I was unable to buy the Scorpinok since I allready bought the G1 Brawl figure.

Still , a neat find despite it causing me to miss out on a nicer, though newer, TF Energon figure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Brawl-g1.jpg
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on November 22, 2008, 10:46:07 PM
I still have my old G1 Brawl. Unfortunatly his head broke off years ago, so he's unable to combine.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 22, 2008, 11:43:54 PM
The only G1 figures I'd be interested in getting would be Jetfire, Shockwave and possibly Skylynx.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on November 22, 2008, 11:55:03 PM
I have Skylynx. Goodluck with Jetfire. Finding him with all the peices is next to impossible and very expensive. You're best bet is to find the re-release of Rick Hunter's Valkerie from Robotech, and then buy some replacment stickers from Repolabels.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/template.aspx?template=11432
http://www.reprolabels.com/Autobots/jetfire.asp

Paying $120 from the Robotech release is cheaper then paying for a complete Jetfire elsewhere.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 23, 2008, 06:43:39 PM
^^^You know I was thinking of doing just that but I wasn't sure what robotech to buy.  You know reprolables should try to do the Enterprise-B.  That thing could never hold on to its decals.

Do you have the original skylynx or the encore edition?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on November 24, 2008, 12:21:50 AM
I have the original.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on November 27, 2008, 04:48:04 PM
25th Anniversary Optimus Prime has been spotted at my Target. Its $69.99 however. :o
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 27, 2008, 06:01:51 PM
^^^Unless you're a huge fan of G1 Optimus prime Ive heard its best to just avoid it at that price.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSnKOxCf4WQ
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 27, 2008, 06:35:38 PM
I'm thinking about getting him based off of 2 things. #1. I never had a Prime as a kid, so I see this as my best shot at getting one close to an original without going online and paying about twice what this release costs. #2. I seem to be something of a Prime collector. (I have all of the other Primes that guy showed off in that vid you posted, Razor.)

And I'm not waiting til we get this one in Canada since I've heard we're not getting the DVD in our version of this release.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 27, 2008, 07:42:37 PM
^^^20th anniversary prime more than makes up for any lack of primes in my book.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 30, 2008, 04:20:42 PM
I spent the weekend in the States and got 10 transformers over the last 3 days.

From Animated:

Swoop

Sentinel Prime

From Universe:

Sideswipe

Storm Cloud

Galvatron

Acid Storm

Ironhide

Blades

25th Anni. Optimus Prime

From Titanium:

Grimlock

Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on November 30, 2008, 04:57:12 PM
I wish 25th anni. Prime wasn't so expensive. $70 is a bit high for a Deluxe size figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 30, 2008, 05:10:01 PM
Well, it's not unreasonable when you think about it. You're paying for everything included in the set. Which is, Prime, plus trailer and accessories (~$30). The Sound box (~$10 - $15). The Comic (~$5). The DVD, in the US release at least (~$20).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 01, 2008, 03:05:29 PM
Opened all except Acid Storm, Ironhide and Grimlock today and the only one I think they could have done a much better job with is Galvatron... I won't bother going into the details since I imagine a lot of you who collect Transformers probably have him already and know what I might say about him.... Suffice to say, if you don't have him and want an exercise in frustration... This one would be it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on December 01, 2008, 10:18:04 PM
^ you mean loose joints and hard as hell to balance? Yeah, but it does look badass in robot mode.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 01, 2008, 10:33:56 PM
Mine has no loose joints. Though I do find the right arm very annoying, because it's 99% un-possable.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 01, 2008, 11:47:18 PM
On mine, loose right arm, such that you couldn't get the piece it was supposed to be attached to out and into position without outside assistance (in my case a fork being that assistance) and nothing really seems to tab in properly.

On another note, I've opened up my new Grimlock. From what I've heard of Titaniums in general, he'd be considered an anomaly. He's very solid. Nothing seems as loose as I've hard of previous Titaniums and he seems very stable. Granted I haven't tried transforming him, since my preferred display mode is robot mode, so that may change my opinion of him. If I ever decide to do so, that is.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 02, 2008, 03:16:45 PM
Opened Acid Storm before I went to bed last night. I was, obviously, reminded of Ramjet in a few places. He's nice solid, relatively easy to do. The only thing I don't particularly like is that the nose cone has nowhere to lock into.

Update: I've opened Ironhide. I had a couple of stumbling blocks when transforming him, so I consulted peaugh's video review to get some help. There was even a point where I thought I had a major assembly error when I was doing his pelvis area. Turned out that it was just stuck on this oddly place bump at the hinge. I like him even though I question not using the lines of the vehicle mode for most of the transformation and the blue face, which doesn't look that bad in person.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 03, 2008, 03:59:50 PM
Images of painted Masterpiece Grimlock

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/1228313059_mp_08_l.jpg)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/1228313001_mp_08_01.jpg)

I wish the claws would fold back more on the arms. Other then that, it looks great!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 03, 2008, 05:00:56 PM
For all we know, they probably can, since there doesn't appear to be anything in the way (as far as I can tell), but are caught on something inside the hinge.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 11, 2008, 02:32:49 PM
I went shopping today and picked up Blitzwing. I let my friend who took me transform him... He's the second Triple-changer she's done, I let her do Tankor after I got him also. She got a headache just taking him out of the packaging... hehe.

He's nice and solid, once you get everything tabbed into place properly. I'm just kicking myself a little bit because his wings weren't out how they should be in robot mode when my friend gave him to me to look over. When I was fiddling with them, to get them into place, I snapped part of the connection points for the wings to eachother. Thankfully it's just a relatively small crack, or I'd be really unhappy with myself right now.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 11, 2008, 08:35:53 PM
Images of painted Masterpiece Grimlock

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/1228313059_mp_08_l.jpg)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/1228313001_mp_08_01.jpg)

I wish the claws would fold back more on the arms. Other then that, it looks great!

I'll wait until I see some video reviews online but I gotta say Im sold he looks beautiful.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on December 11, 2008, 11:24:52 PM
Grimlock not beautiful, Grimlock KING!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 11, 2008, 11:26:53 PM
I'm so happy I have it pre-ordered.  ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on December 12, 2008, 07:00:07 PM
Added the TIE Defender to my Star Wars Titanium series collection. Its pretty wicked though it is permanently attached to its Display Base unlike other Titanium series vehicles.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 12, 2008, 07:21:04 PM
Neat, but odd.

Neat addition, but odd that they wouldn't make a way for it to be removed, unless they over painted something. (I'm pretty sure that's what happened with the arms on my Suppressor that I got with the Minicon set.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 14, 2008, 11:19:37 PM
Picked up Universe Galvatron on friday with the exception of a loose left leg I think he's great my favorite deluxe of any line so far. 

Suffice to say, if you don't have him and want an exercise in frustration... This one would be it.

See now I actually like the complexity of his transformation and he sno where near as bad as Alternators Grimlock now that was a nightmarish transformation.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 14, 2008, 11:22:13 PM
Universe Galvatron almost looks like they were going to make him a larger Voyager class, but changed their minds. Then downscaled the figure, without re-engineering the transformation.

I picked up Animated Prowl the other day. The first time I saw any of the Wave 1 Deluxes. Before I found Prowl, the only thing close to a Wave 1 Deluxe, was the Elite Guard Bumblebee from Wave 4 (or was it Wave 5?).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 15, 2008, 12:28:54 AM
Picked up Universe Galvatron on friday with the exception of a loose left leg I think he's great my favorite deluxe of any line so far. 

Suffice to say, if you don't have him and want an exercise in frustration... This one would be it.

See now I actually like the complexity of his transformation and he sno where near as bad as Alternators Grimlock now that was a nightmarish transformation.

Yeah, I think I may start putting 'YMMV' at the end of these posts. It took me and the friend I let transform him close to 10 minutes to get everything sorted out, and as I said in my 'mini-review' a fork was involved to get part of his right arm assembly out and into place because that arm comes off with little effort.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on December 15, 2008, 04:56:57 AM
I got a few new pieces this month for my Tokyo Marui G36c, which I'm customizing a bit.
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Jimijames_jon/Myg36c-1.jpg)

I bought a fixed hybrid stock adapter, so I can use m4 type stocks, mainly to get rid of the horrible folding stock that I hated.  The new stock I bought, was listed as a UKarms Limited Edition M4 Experimental Retractable Stock (http://www.airsoftpost.com/ukarms-limited-edition-experimental-retractable-stock-airsoft-p-28672.html), but it looks identical to the Magpul M93 (http://astorarms.ca/images/non-restricted/Magpul_M93_Stock.jpg) stock, which are more expensive and difficult to find now.  So yay for me.

The handguard is a Full Metal G36C handguard RIS System (http://www.airsoftpost.com/full-metal-g36c-handguard-system-g36c-g36k-series-p-28870.html).  And while it's longer then the original handguard, I quite like it.

I also have the M4/m16 magwell conversion on there, though I've had that for a while.  That allow the g36 to use the standard m4/m16 magazine instead of the standard g36 mag which is larger and cumbersome.

Next on my list of external upgrades, are a mock silencer (http://www.airsoftpost.com/armament-stubby-14mm-negative-barrel-mock-silencer-airsoft-pistols-p-30064.html) (mainly because even with the flash hider, the barrel doesn't currently extend past the edge of the RIS, so a short silencer should just clear the front end) and possibly a m203 grenade launcher (http://www.airsoftpost.com/preorder-12252008-echo-m203-socom-mount-airsoft-grenade-launcher-short-type-p-29417.html).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 15, 2008, 05:00:22 AM
I wish those weren't illegal here. All we can get are ones made of crappy clear plastic. I did find a cool P229 down at Canadian Tire a few months back, either though it's clear, I think I may still buy it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on December 15, 2008, 05:37:21 AM
You can only get clear ones?  I didn't know that....that sucks.  You could always just move to America...I'm sure you'd fit right in.

That reminds me though, I need to find my flash suppressor with the orange tip before I take it back outside.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 15, 2008, 05:40:10 AM
They changed the law years ago when a couple of kids got killed by police.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on December 15, 2008, 05:42:08 AM
I'm sure something similar is bound to happen here, eventually.  All I can say to that is, "from my cold dead hands!"
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 15, 2008, 05:50:44 AM
It was dark, they were looking for a armed suspect, they saw a figure aim a weapon at them, and they fired.

The law says that all toy guns must either be molded from clear, or bright coloured plastic, and have a orange plug on the end. There's at least one exception though, recently, Masterpiece Megatron was put on the safe list, he's a hand gun, but because of the size, it's unmistakably a toy.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Stoo on December 15, 2008, 05:59:04 AM
Images of painted Masterpiece Grimlock

Can his dinosaur mode be positioned in a horizontal-body stance? Or is he stuck in the old-fashioned tail-dragger pose?

(I recently picked up a 2nd hand original grimlock off ebay and he actually looks alright horizontal. )
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 15, 2008, 06:02:26 AM
I don't know. Unless they want a dino nose sticking right out the back in robot mode, it'll probably have to be tiled "upwards". So maybe. I haven't seen any shots of his head in any other postion though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 23, 2008, 08:30:50 AM
Looks like Grimlock's head can rotate upwards.

On the top you can see an image of his back, and you can se his dino head fold back.

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/99_32694_22d699c07ed69c9.jpg)

If it doesn't make it unstable, you can probably put his dino-mode in more of a updated T-Rex pose. But I don't know why anyone would want too.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 23, 2008, 11:38:42 AM
Looks neat, but I'm going to wait to see if there's a Hasbro release on this one. I'd rather not pay $100+ for one of these figures unless I absolutely have to in order to get it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 23, 2008, 04:41:07 PM
Looks neat, but I'm going to wait to see if there's a Hasbro release on this one. I'd rather not pay $100+ for one of these figures unless I absolutely have to in order to get it.

There should be a hasbro version.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 23, 2008, 07:42:03 PM
Yeah of all the MP line that Takara has done but Hasbro hasn't yet, for one reason or another, I think Grimlock is right at the top of the 'to do' list.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 28, 2008, 06:40:19 PM
Xmas haul on 2 fronts:

TF related:

Transformers, the Game, for my new brand new Xbox.

Transformers Cybertron Box set.

The 2009 G1 calender.

Blades:

Hibben 3 Combat: http://kuttersknives.com/scrItem.asp?product_id=1930&product_subtypes_id=148&product_types_id=44

Dragon's Lair: http://kuttersknives.com/scrItem.asp?product_id=1931&product_subtypes_id=183&product_types_id=41

Dragon's Lair, Gold Edition: http://kuttersknives.com/scrItem.asp?product_id=1932&product_subtypes_id=183&product_types_id=41

The sword from Heavy Metal 2000: http://www.unitedcutlery.com/products/united/uc1193.html
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 28, 2008, 07:21:55 PM
I got some pretty cool Transformers stuff too:

Animated Ultra Magnus
Universe Silverbolt
Legends Onslaught
Legends Red Alert
Legends Soundwave
Legends Leo Prime
Animated 2009 Calender


I also got a couple of books to add to my collection of history books:

The Pity of War by Niall Ferguson
and a book of World War I battlefield maps.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 02, 2009, 09:34:52 PM
^^^Isn't Ultra Magnus great.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on January 02, 2009, 09:44:14 PM
Yeah, but his shoulders are a bitch to transform. The double hinges on mine are very tight.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 03, 2009, 01:44:34 AM
Hmm mine too but his pure awesomeness makes up for it.   What do you think of Silverbolt.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on January 03, 2009, 10:13:31 AM
Silverbolt..... An airplane with a robot screwed to the bottom. 'Nuff said. Apparently Zellers sold it to my brother at the price of a Deluxe by accident, so I guess things even out some.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 08, 2009, 02:14:31 PM
I was at Bayshore today and I decided to go to the Zeller's there. I wanted to see what they had in the way of new stuff/stuff I wanted but didn't have. I found both the Springer vs Ratbat and the Roadbuster vs Dirge 2 packs. I chose the latter due to the fact that they only had the one on the shelves.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 09, 2009, 07:24:15 PM
Minor update on the 2 pack. I opened it up. The only thing I don't like about this set, and I won't like about the Springer vs Ratbat set when I get it as well, is the comic not being included even though the box says it is. I like both figures, I haven't tried transforming them yet, but I was surprised when I looked at their instruction sheet. 10 steps for both. I know it can happen, but I was just surprised that they both had the same number of steps listed. The only odd part about the 2 was Dirge, after doing a little looking around online I found out his upper legs were flipped backwards.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on January 13, 2009, 06:55:56 PM
Added the Universe G1 Starscream to my collection. Pretty nice figure however you have to flip down one of his wings for him to point his Null Ray forward while still attached to his arm or just have him hold it in his hand.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 13, 2009, 11:21:22 PM
^^^Been looking for him.  Ive got Acid Storm but hes no Starscream.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on January 15, 2009, 09:19:06 PM
They're quite plentiful in the south for some reason.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 23, 2009, 03:04:12 PM
Went shopping again today, originally to Walmart which had nothing I wanted, then to Zeller's which had a few things of interest (The Springer vs Rabat set, the Special Team Leaders set) and a few surprises as well (Classics 1.0 legends class Leo Prime and Cybertron Soundwave). I ended up picking up the Springer vs Ratbat set.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 23, 2009, 08:08:17 PM
Ive got Beast Machines Ultra class Jetstorm coming my way.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on January 23, 2009, 08:19:56 PM
I have that. Keep away from cold air, hot air, warm air, cool air, natural light, artificial light, and dampness, otherwise the metallic stuff peels right off.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 23, 2009, 08:27:27 PM
From what I was just reading, nice, Razor.

As for my 2 new guys. If you have Universe Blades, you have a red version of Springer. I think I jammed one of his missiles though. I bought Blades some time ago and he was neat, so I didn't want to get it for Springer but for Ratbat. (shrug)

Ratbat was a little bit of a noodle scratcher, though. He was anything but transformed properly/completely in the package. I figured him out though, after watching a couple of different reviews of this guy.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on January 23, 2009, 08:28:43 PM
I bought that mold a couple years ago when it was Evac. I lost the blades, but still a cool figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 23, 2009, 08:33:43 PM
I bought that mold a couple years ago when it was Evac. I lost the blades, but still a cool figure.

Yeah, I was considering editing that post to add in Evac since I remembered just as I hit 'Post' that Blades wasn't actually the first use of that mold, but I didn't feel like it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 24, 2009, 01:39:56 AM
I have that. Keep away from cold air, hot air, warm air, cool air, natural light, artificial light, and dampness, otherwise the metallic stuff peels right off.

Yeah Ive seen that over on Seibertron...apparently Hasbro didnt use primer in the metallic paint.  Beautiful mold though and jetstorm was one of my favorite BM characters.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on January 24, 2009, 01:45:49 AM
It is a good mold other then the fact, the paint comes off so easily.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 24, 2009, 01:49:24 AM
^^^I wonder if the cyclonus repaint has the same troubles?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on January 24, 2009, 01:42:56 PM
I'm not realy sure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on January 30, 2009, 10:37:49 AM
I picked up Classics Ironhide, and Sideswipe. Ironhide is amazing in robot mode, but vehicle mode kind of sucks.

Sideswipe, is the same mold as Sunstreaker. Except with a different head, and Sideswipe's chest, is Sunstreaker's back. It's cool how they got two different looking caracters out of the same mold.

I've been wanting Sideswipe since I first saw pictures of the Sunstreaker mold last year. G1 Sideswipe was the very first Transformer I ever owned. My parents bought it for me when I was 4, to keep me busy during a long trip to see my aunt in New Brunswick. So finding Classics Sideswipe was a personal mission of mine.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 30, 2009, 02:56:04 PM
Nice. My Sidswipe came packaged with Sunstreaker's instructions and a friend actually transformed him, so I had to consult Seibertron's gallery for him. Thankfully, they had a pic that had both of them, so I just pointed to one, Sunstreaker, and said 'bad transformation,' then the other, Sideswipe, and said 'good transformation.'

As for Ironhide, his vehicle mode is crappy, I thought they should have used it's lines to help form the robot mode ever since the first pics were shown. That said he does look good in Robot mode. I only had one real stumbling block when transforming him, his pelvis area. For a little while, I thought I had one of those much talked about assembly errors. Turned out it was just caught on a small bump right at the point where you're supposed to fold that part in half.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 31, 2009, 02:09:29 PM
Did a little shopping today, first a little window shopping at my knife store, then some real shopping at TRU. I didn't really see anything in their TF section that I really wanted, but I saw a few things I didn't have that were interesting enough, because my Plan B, a 12" Col. O'Neill figure, wasn't as appealing the second time around as it first looked to be. So I left with a couple of legends class figures, Jazz and Red Alert.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: caisson2delta on February 01, 2009, 03:15:20 AM
Just purchased a couple of 1:1 scale replicas of Han Solo's blaster (ESB version) and type 2 hand phaser from TOS. Both are cast in resin and am looking forward to building and painting them. I got a new real gun as well. Just traded my Glock 26 for a Sig Sauer P230.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 01, 2009, 08:17:50 AM
I have that. Keep away from cold air, hot air, warm air, cool air, natural light, artificial light, and dampness, otherwise the metallic stuff peels right off.

You forgot to mention keep it away from the box it came packed in as well  ;D.  Beyond the transmetal paint peeling its a great toy.  Im hoping we get some of the other vehicon generals with a future universe release.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on February 01, 2009, 10:21:07 PM
Quote
I got a new real gun as well. Just traded my Glock 26 for a Sig Sauer P230.

 I also have a few guns.
 
Pistol:
An RG Model 66 .22 cal Sixshooter

Rifle:
A M1 .30 Cal Carbine, definitely my Favorite of my collection
A Remington Model 550-1 .22 cal Semi-Auto
A Stevens/Savage Model 15-a .22 cal Bolt Action

Shotgun:
Stevens/Savage Model 311 12ga double barrel ( Like having a handheld Battleship gun lol)
Unknown .410ga single barrel

Want list:
Mosin Nagant Russian Military Bolt action rifle
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: caisson2delta on February 02, 2009, 07:05:21 AM
^nice collection of firearms. I have been wanting a M1 carbine (or M2 folding stock paratrooper version) for some time. Saw one locally but they wanted way too much for it. I also purchased a brand new Colt AR-15 about 4 months ago to use at work, but cant carry it yet until I qualify next month.

I've seen the Nagant at gun shows and they go for less than 100 bucks. I've never fired one, personally, but hear that they shoot rather well as long as the barrels aren't worn out. I also have a Glock 17 9mm and a S&W M&P 9mm (this is what I carry on duty).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on February 02, 2009, 06:26:33 PM
The M1 Carbine is a great gun. My only complaint is the Ammo is about $33 for a small box. On the other hand, a good, cheap to shoot target shooter/plinker is the Remington 550-1. It can hold alot of rounds and .22 ammo is cheap. I can rapid fire it to where you'd think I had a machine gun. :o
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: caisson2delta on February 03, 2009, 12:12:28 AM
Yeah, the ammo thing is one major drawback to that weapon. My old man has a lever action .30-.30 and it gets expensive with that even. One of my dream rifles was a .45-70 lever action Winchester but ammo is another drawback to them as well.

The Sig I got shoots wonderful by the way, outstanding little pistol.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on February 03, 2009, 06:01:17 PM
Yeah, Sigs are pretty nice from what I hear. My pistol on the other hand is one of the few models you'd want from RG. They say RG revolvers are ok, but stay away from the semi-autos.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 13, 2009, 04:37:34 PM
I went shopping today at Walmart and picked up 3 TF items. 2 Legends class figures and a Mighty Mugg.

The Legends class figures were Hound and Onslaught. I was actually considering on Hound for his Deluxe class figure, I said to myself 'what the heck?' when I saw him. As for Onslaught... I wasn't going to bother because I've got the Ultra, but I've seen him often enough that I just decided 'screw it, get him any way.'

The Mighty Mugg was Optimus, they also had Bumblebee, but he wasn't appealing to me. As soon as they announced they were doing this for TFs I said to myself 'Get Optimus, decide on the others later.' That said I might pick up most of the others, whenever I see them.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 13, 2009, 05:49:51 PM
Still looking around for Universe Cyclonus particularly since I saw Silverbolt's review.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 13, 2009, 06:04:57 PM
Cyclonus is the only Universe figure they've released thus far that I'm considering buying both the Universe and the Henkei versions. One I'll wait for to see when TRU or Walmart or Zellers puts on their shelves, the other a trip to a comic shop. (I don't like shopping online unless I have literally no other choice.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on February 13, 2009, 10:35:21 PM
Quote
or M2 folding stock paratrooper version

Just a little correction on the "War Baby". The Paratrooper version is the M1A1, the M2 is the fully automatic version of the M1. To confuse things even more, the Thompson is also called a M1A1.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 13, 2009, 10:44:43 PM
Cyclonus is the only Universe figure they've released thus far that I'm considering buying both the Universe and the Henkei versions. One I'll wait for to see when TRU or Walmart or Zellers puts on their shelves, the other a trip to a comic shop. (I don't like shopping online unless I have literally no other choice.)

I've heard there's alot of people saying the Universe version is better, for some reason.

I'm not interested in the Henkai versions at all. It's alot of money for some chrome.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 13, 2009, 10:48:24 PM
I suppose, but the chrome on him and Nightstick looks better than (+/-)95% of all the other Henkeis, imrho. Plus you can do the 'and his Armada' thing if you get it and prefer one over the other.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 13, 2009, 11:30:52 PM
Cyclonus is the only Universe figure they've released thus far that I'm considering buying both the Universe and the Henkei versions. One I'll wait for to see when TRU or Walmart or Zellers puts on their shelves, the other a trip to a comic shop. (I don't like shopping online unless I have literally no other choice.)

I've heard there's alot of people saying the Universe version is better, for some reason.

I'm not interested in the Henkai versions at all. It's alot of money for some chrome.

The only henkei figure I'd be interested in getting would be Jetfire....why? because you can never have too many Jetfires.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 14, 2009, 12:31:48 AM
Is there even such a thing as to many Jetfires?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 14, 2009, 01:25:59 AM
^^^No now let us never speak of it again.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 20, 2009, 03:42:08 AM
I thought I would show you guys my Universe/Classics collection.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2yw9wr9.jpg) (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/Transformers/Classics-1.jpg)  (http://i41.tinypic.com/2w5o86q.jpg) (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/Transformers/Classics-2.jpg)  (http://i40.tinypic.com/iwqako.jpg) (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/Transformers/Classics-3.jpg)(http://i41.tinypic.com/35n7hp0.jpg) (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/Transformers/Classics-4.jpg)  (http://i41.tinypic.com/2mg5mc4.jpg)  (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/Transformers/Classics-5.jpg)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on February 20, 2009, 01:25:08 PM
*vader* Impressive! Most impressive! *vader*
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: The_Captain on February 20, 2009, 02:35:43 PM
That's a huge collection. I only have one of those....
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 20, 2009, 03:41:11 PM
I've got all of those except 8. Not bad, Razor.

On another note I picked up the 2 Legends class 5 packs. All but 2 I did not have a previous release of, the 2 I have repaints of were the ones they used for Hot Zone and Razorclaw, in the forms of Optimus Prime and Leo Prime respectively.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 20, 2009, 04:42:41 PM
I was making sure I had all the parts. Next I'm going to check all my Alternators, Cybertron, Energon, and Movie figures. Then I'm going to bring my G1, G2, Beast Wars, Beast Machines, and RiD figures, down from storage. Things have been moved around so much, the past few months, I was afraid, I might have lost some things.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 21, 2009, 12:05:49 AM
Finally got Cyclonus yesterday!  His robot mode is great though I find his jet mode to feel a little frail.  Had him team up with Galvatron to take on Jetfire.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 21, 2009, 12:20:49 AM
That's a huge collection. I only have one of those....

Universe/Classics are only a fraction of my total collection.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/14nh3wk.jpg) (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/My%20Room/DSCF0467.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/16gfo92.jpg) (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/Xerosyphon/My%20Room/DSCF0466.jpg)

These pictures are almost 2 years old, and I've added at least 50, or 60 figures since then. Now I have 2 more shelves, a cabinet, and the top of my DVD shelf unit, full of figures, plus 4 drawer full. Last count, I had just over 200 figures.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: The_Captain on February 21, 2009, 09:10:49 AM
Holy crap.... I need to start posting my Trek Collections and my coin/money collection....
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 23, 2009, 03:17:47 PM
I went to one of the smaller malls in the area today, and they just so happened to have a Zellers attached to it. I wanted to see if I could find anything new that I actually wanted. Didn't really. Instead I found a couple of legends class figures from the Classics line, oddly enough. They were Cybertron Soundwave and Cybertron Hot Shot, the blue version. I had already picked up their repaints in the newer Universe line, and I liked those, so I figured "what the heck, pick 'em up."
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 27, 2009, 09:59:41 AM
Just picked up Jetfire Jet Storm, Safeguard, set. They're alot better then I expected.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 27, 2009, 02:57:54 PM
They are the one thing coming out of Animated right now that I'm really on the fence about. I've heard people saying, in effect, "nice concept, meh execution." I'm also not to keen on how these guys look.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 28, 2009, 03:54:07 PM
Did a little shopping at the big Walmart at the other side of town earlier today. They didn't have as much as I expected them to, but they had a couple of things of note that I didn't have. A legends class Starscream and the Jetfire/Jetstorm 2 pack. I went with the Starscream. I'm still on the fence about the 2 pack.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on February 28, 2009, 07:06:12 PM
These pictures are almost 2 years old, and I've added at least 50, or 60 figures since then. Now I have 2 more shelves, a cabinet, and the top of my DVD shelf unit, full of figures, plus 4 drawer full. Last count, I had just over 200 figures.

It's not a real collection unless you have duplicates still in their original packaging, stashed in your basement.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on March 01, 2009, 05:38:18 AM
I have RiD X-Brawn, Side Burn, and Prowl, still in their original packaging. Aswel as Cybertron, Gorilla Optimus Prime, Robot Replicas Optimus Prime, and one of those little Titanium Starscreams.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 01, 2009, 02:16:24 PM
Do you have RID ultra magnus?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on March 01, 2009, 03:02:08 PM
Yep. It's hard to keep all the parts for him togther, since he's in like 5 or 6, different pieces, plus his weapons.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Stoo on March 01, 2009, 03:17:13 PM
I thought I would show you guys my Universe/Classics collection

Who's that jet at the back between starscream and onslaught?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on March 01, 2009, 03:19:58 PM
Ramjet
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Stoo on March 01, 2009, 03:33:46 PM
Ah, ok.

I have a few of those - grimlock, sunstreaker, sideswipe, Ironhide, prowl. I'd get some more if i had the shelf space.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on March 01, 2009, 03:54:32 PM
Right now, I'm on the lookout for Inferno. I hear he's a near perfect figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: caisson2delta on March 02, 2009, 10:19:07 AM
I recently acquired a couple of new resin model kits. One is of the star fighter from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and the second is the SA-43 Hammerhead from Space above and Beyond.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on March 02, 2009, 07:13:01 PM
^ I remember the Hammerhead. It was a badass looking fighter. Too bad Space Above and Beyond was put in the "Death Slot" from the beginning.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on March 02, 2009, 07:17:57 PM
Picked up Transformers Prequel: Saga of the Allspark, and Transformers: Spotlight: Revelations. Now I just have to wait until All Hail Megatron, and Maximum Dinobots, come out as TPB, and I'll be happy. I'll be in heaven, if I can find Megatron: Origins
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: caisson2delta on March 04, 2009, 07:03:57 AM
^ I remember the Hammerhead. It was a badass looking fighter. Too bad Space Above and Beyond was put in the "Death Slot" from the beginning.
Yeah, it was a pretty cool show for the time. I had bid on a chig fighter as well, but it got a bit too pricey for my taste. I am now looking for the resin versions of the new BSG vipers, raider, and the Galactica; without spending a small fortune.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 05, 2009, 06:15:10 PM
Decided to visit a local comic shop earlier tonight. I found a quite a few things of interest there, but I walked out with an Animated Skywarp.

EDIT: Forgot to say which line he was from.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 09, 2009, 02:15:49 PM
I went to Zellers today... About the only thing they had that I've been considering is the Jetstorm/fire 2 pack, so I broke down and picked it up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on March 11, 2009, 11:36:08 PM
Added this to my Gun Collection

A 1906 Model 1891 Mosin Nagant, built at the Tula Armory.

Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 12, 2009, 02:05:11 PM
Not bad.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on March 12, 2009, 07:33:10 PM
Can't wait to shoot it. BTW, for those wanting to know how long it is, Its 4feet, 3.5 inches long. If I had the bayonet for it, it would be taller than me if I stood it up on its stock.  :o
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 19, 2009, 01:33:37 PM
Went shopping today, mostly window shopping, but I dropped into Zellers and they just so happened to have Oil Slick. I decided to pick him up after seeing his appearance in last Saturday's episode(s) which impressed me more than I expected.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on March 19, 2009, 01:50:09 PM
Speaking of Saturday's episode. Did you get all three parts, or only the first 2?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 19, 2009, 02:02:56 PM
Just the first 2. Kinda irked that they didn't give us all 3 in one go, but I found a way around that.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 19, 2009, 03:04:09 PM
Ive seen all 3 parts online pretty good episode.  Im impressed that they brought over Strika from beast machines.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on March 19, 2009, 03:04:23 PM
Ok. That makes me feel kind of better knowing YTV only fucked up alittle bit this time. I wonder why they didn't air all three.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 19, 2009, 03:17:36 PM
From what I've read they made 2 versions. A ~70 minute movie, which the US Cartoon Network got, and 3 22 minute episodes, which YTV got. Obviously YTV didn't feel the need to show all 3 in one go, even though they should have.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on March 20, 2009, 08:09:05 PM
Fired my Mosin Nagant today. Definitely an awesome gun. I only had two rounds given to me by my neighbor. If you're a gun collector, these guns are well worth buying.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: caisson2delta on March 22, 2009, 03:33:19 AM
Fired my Mosin Nagant today. Definitely an awesome gun. I only had two rounds given to me by my neighbor. If you're a gun collector, these guns are well worth buying.
How difficult is it to get ammo for that rifle, just out of curiousity? It bet it has some recoil to it as well.
I just picked up another resin kit about a week ago. This time of the heavy assault hand phaser from ST VI. Very cool kit but the molds must have been a bit old and worn. There are some distinct mold seems, some pitting and bubbles, and some soft looking detail but nothing that cant be fixed.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on March 22, 2009, 09:36:57 PM
Ammo isn't too difficult to find however you have two choices. Cheap, old military surplus ammo that creates salts in the barrel ( due to the type of primer that was used) that you have to clean out really well to keep it from rusting bad or more expensive ( though still reasonable) commercial ammo with non-corrosive primers that sometimes can get a little hard to find.

Overall, with either option, its still not as expensive to shoot as my M1 Carbine. I can get a box of commercial Silver Bear brand ammo for about $13 as opposed to $30 for commercial Remington brand for the Carbine.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 23, 2009, 02:28:11 PM
Went to a neat little toy store a little ways from my place today, that I had never heard of before a couple of weeks ago. They had all sorts of stuff there that I was really tempted to buy. I walked out with the TRU reissue Soundwave. I had missed this one when he was first out, concentrating on the movie line at the time, and I decided to get him after a little mental hemming and hawing after I saw what they wanted for him, but I think he's worth it. Applied all but one of his stickers based on photos from Seibertron. The one I missed, I've managed to loose... the '010' sticker... inside him somewhere. Oh well, at least I finally got my hands on him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on March 23, 2009, 11:14:16 PM
Not a bad find indeed.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 27, 2009, 05:02:52 PM
Yeah, I like those guys. I'm a little worried about the chrome on Ravage's missiles, though. It looks like it's chipped off a tiny bit in a couple of spots.

On a related note, I picked up Deluxe Hound with Ravage and Waspinator a little while ago.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on April 06, 2009, 07:47:24 PM
I was in Tally Saturday at a gun show and after getting sticker shock from it I went to my old Target just to look around when I found this awesome Die-Cast Replica of the KMS Bismarck.The main turrets are as articulate as the ones on my USS Arizona model, though the secondary ones aren't movable , unlike the Arizona.  I figured I've done the kit built models, so now, these are the prebuilt ship replicas I have, including the newly bought Bismarck.


the two full hulled ones on stands are the Bismarck, and a much smaller IJN Yamato

the waterline ones are from the Axis and Allies War at Sea series game and are:

Middle row left to right: USS California, KMS Scharnhorst, IJN Kongo, IJN Tone

Front row left to right: HMS Ajax, IJN Jintsu , and RM Eugenio Di Savoia ( Italian Navy)

the two best looking from my Axis and Allies ships are the Scharnhorst and the Tone.  the turrets move on the California, the Scharnhorst, the Kongo, and the Tone. The Yamato, the Ajax, the Jintsu, and the Eugenio have non movable turrets, though the Yamato's turrents are highly detailed.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 18, 2009, 04:16:24 PM
I just got back from Florida today, been there the last 2 weeks, and I got a whole mess of stuff. TFs not any blades, that is.

New Universe:

VOY class
Inferno

Deluxe class
Starscream
Dinobot
Cheetor
Hot Shot w/ Jolt
Ratchet
Smokescreen

Legends class
Brawn
Beachcomber
Ani. Starscream
Ani. Prowl
Ani. Bumblebee
Ani. Optimus Prime

Animated:

Deluxe class
Swindle
Blurr

Old Universe:

Scout class
Cyb. Undermine

Energon:

Mega class
Ironhide

Other:

Mighty Mugg Megatron
Star Convoy (missing 'Hot Rodimus')
G1 Brawn (keychain version)

Books/pamphlets:

a 1985 pamphlet (thrown in with the latter 2 of the above "Other" items)
Beast Wars Omnibus
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 24, 2009, 03:00:27 PM
I opened some of my Florida Haul with a friend who came over today. We opened Star Convoy, E. Ironhide, Inferno, Hot Shot w/ Jolt, Dinobot, Starscream, Swindle and the keychain G1 Brawn. All of them were pretty good, Star Convoy's instructions were a little difficult to follow (mostly due to them being in Japanese) and the force activated joints on Swindles arms were a little bit... tricky... I mean, who designs something like that where it takes a person 5+ minutes to put back in what took 2 seconds to remove?

EDIT: (I didn't want to make another post for this)

I've since opened up Undermine, Legends Ani. Starscream, Legends Ani. Bumblebee, Legends Ani. Prowl, Legends Ani. Optimus Prime, Legends Brawn and Legends Beachcomber. I like them all, but Undermine is just odd.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on April 29, 2009, 01:03:26 AM
I picked up All Hail Megatron: Volume 1

The Autobots are royally fucked on Cybertron. The Decepticons have pretty much one the galaxy. There also seems to be a father-son dynamic going on between Megatron and Starcream, which is mirrored with the father-son relationship going on between Colonel Daniel Witwicky , and his son Commander "Spike" Witwicky.

Get it. If haven't gotten the rest of IDW's Transformers comics, then shame on you.

Now, I can't wait until Maximum Dinobots, and The Thirteen are out in TPB.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Stoo on April 29, 2009, 03:55:17 AM
I've never taken the time to give IDW stuff a try - how does it compare to Dreamwave's run on Transformers, in your opinion?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on April 29, 2009, 07:01:00 AM
I never really had a chance to read Dreamwave's stuff, beyond some online previews from years ago. The company closed down before there were any good comic book shops here.

But the IDW stuff is worth the read. Furman, Figueroa, and Su, do an excellent job at creating a vibrant universe.

I suggest you at least pick up Transformers: Infiltration.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 29, 2009, 01:39:42 PM
I'm kinda mulling over Megatron Origins myself.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on April 29, 2009, 02:22:09 PM
I want to get that, too. So far, it's the only released IDW universe book, I don't own.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 01, 2009, 12:49:54 PM
Went to the same comic shop where I picked up Ani. Skywarp. They still had the Primus I was mulling over the last time I was there, so I picked him up this time around. I was tempted to buy a few others that they had, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 02, 2009, 04:06:12 PM
Added something to my blade collection by way of my birthday. A replica of an 1870's era US Marine Corps sword.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 04, 2009, 01:38:41 PM
Went shopping today with my friend to a few places this time around. Wal-mart, nada, not even release-date break ROTF figures. Then Indigo (for US members think Borders) and found the War Within Omnibus [which I was interested in trying to track down in the US]. Next, we went to Toys on Fire and found 2 figures that were of some interest to me. I had only intended to buy one of them, but my friend convinced me to go with both since I couldn't decide which to get. They are Energon Starscream, from Super Link though, and Scavenger, from Micron Legend.

EDIT:

I've since opened them both up and I think they could have rethought Scavenger's legs. Otherwise I like them.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on May 13, 2009, 07:42:12 AM
Big news! Zellers got Transformers Animated Wave 1 in stock! You guys better run down and check... where... you buy yours... Wait, you guys have already had these for a year, haven't you?

But they also had Blurr and Waspinator.

Waspinator is a good homage to the original. But the alt mode is a mess. Robot mode can't stand up. Buy at your own risk

Blur.Amazing alt mode. Ok robot mode. The figure is very light, too. There's almost no weight to it. The gimmick is a saw looking thing, that likes to deploy, just by looking at it. But I recommend this figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 13, 2009, 02:05:56 PM
I've got both. Waspy is one that you just have to fiddle with to get into a position where he won't fall over. Blurr... For mine, I'm concerned about his left shoulder, it feels a little bit like it wants to fall apart, and his right arm doesn't seem to want to lock in, but it stays in place well enough.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 22, 2009, 06:41:33 PM
Did a little evening shopping with my friend today at Zellers and Walmart and I picked up the Purple Ani Shockwave. Not terribly thrilled by the price, but I haven't seen the grey version and I probably won't get so lucky again, so I bought him. They also had Sunstorm, but I've seen him at a different Zellers, so I held off on him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on May 22, 2009, 06:59:58 PM
Wal-Mart here broke street date. I saw Rampage, Sideswipe, Starscream, Ironhide, Optimus Prime, and Demolisher.

Also Zellers got Preview Soundwave, and Bumblebee in. I picked up Soundwave.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 22, 2009, 07:23:07 PM
I thought I'd see a couple of street-date breaks when I was having supper, but both the Zellers and the Walmart I went to earlier both seem to have rather smart people working at them. Only Animated and Universe stuff out on the shelves.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 01, 2009, 02:18:43 PM
Went shopping today and found 3 that were of interest to me. ROTF Soundwave & Starscream and Universe Cyclonus. Soundwave... I wanted to see in person before I thought about buying. Starsream, I decided to buy some time ago when I saw some reviews of him and they all said he was better this time around. Cyclonus... Hehehe... Fina-frickin'-lly. I have been waiting since the first pics were released and it got worse by the time I started seeing reviews of him, granted some were 'pre-release,' but still. Finally, I have him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 01, 2009, 10:32:15 PM
My TRU had the movie line in stock as of today.  Im sorry to see the Trek toys lose their massive display but who can argue with the new leader prime.  Im gonna wait on him but I hope to pick up Starscream this thursday.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 02, 2009, 12:21:37 AM
Between my phone and cable bills, and renewing my WoW account, I am TAPPED, for the rest of the month. I can't buy a damn thing from this line yet.  >:(
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 02, 2009, 12:48:03 AM
^^^Dont get me started on the cable bills fuckin Comcast!  That leader prime just calls to me though!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 02, 2009, 01:46:41 PM
I almost bought Leader Prime, but I didn't feel like spending the much money on one individual toy when I went out yesterday, so I passed on him for the moment.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 02, 2009, 09:44:41 PM
My local Wal-Mart is acting like the Trek movie doesn't exist. Being in retail, I can read planograms, and they left them out on the new reset in toys. NO shelf space for Star Trek at all. I'll have to drive to Tallahassee to get an Enterprise or a Phaser.  How much is the Phaser running for btw?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 03, 2009, 12:23:10 AM
TRU US's website says $15.99 for the one from the new movie. (I tried looking at Walmart.com first, they don't have it.)

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3316036
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 04, 2009, 02:39:13 PM
I hate being broke. 

I was in one of the crappy Wal-Marts in my area ( the Moultrie one) and while not Trek XI related, they had some really nice die-cast replicas of Trek ships made by, of all companies, Hot Wheels. The series includes the Refit 1701 ( Labeled the 1701-A on the box, oops!) The 1701-D, the Reliant, the Trek XI 1701 with Red Bussards, and the Klingon Bird of Prey. Present at the store was the D, the Refit E-Nil, and the Reliant. They were about $12 a piece ( I'm hoping for clearance soon since this is a Sci-Fi Hostile region)

The Enterprise-D was the best looking one from the bunch. You can't have too many Galaxy Class replicas.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 04, 2009, 05:52:20 PM
Picked up Starscream today!!

His robot mode is a little light but its very nice.  His jet mode on the other hand is great particularly for a Voyager class figure!  Im amazed the they're even doing Ramjet and Thruts in the old mold as this new mold puts it to shame.  Im eagerly awaiting the leader next year.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 04, 2009, 06:01:51 PM
I like all of the detailing they did for his robot mode. You are right, though, it's odd that they'd use the older mold for these 2 when they could just as easily reuse this version... Unless they plan to do that at a later date.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 05, 2009, 04:52:42 PM
Went to a movie today, and after we left we stopped at a Walmart that was less than a minute away and picked up ROTF Sideswipe. I like the details on this guy, as well as Starscream. The only problem I seem to have is the waist won't tab in properly, but that's a minor inconvenience.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 09, 2009, 07:19:51 AM
Zellers put the movie line out. Almost on time! :o

Picked up Starscream, and Sideswipe.  Starscream is ok, leaps and bounds over the one from the last movie, but still now "great". 7/10

I wanted to get Sideswipe right from the moment the first pictures were shown. I wasn't dissapointed. I love it. 9.5/10


FLO, the waist on mine won't tab in right, either.  The thing is, it's where they put the roof and windshield, and the placment of the hindges. When you pick up the figure, you pretty much have to grab it there, and on the waist.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 09, 2009, 01:53:26 PM
That's true, but there's been times when I've been messing with him and I suddenly find he's arching his back and he's not supposed to be able to do that, but as I said, I think it's minor enough to look over.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 11, 2009, 01:19:51 PM
Went shopping today, bought 4, all ROTF, Rampage (being transformed as I type this), Sideways, Legends Optimus Prime and Legends Jetfire.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 12, 2009, 10:33:37 PM
I bought the Hot Wheels Enterprise-D today from the Moultrie Wal-Mart. I wanted the Trek XI one but all they had was the Refit Connie, the Reliant, and the Enterprise-D. I have the AA Reftit Connie and 5 Mircromachine Reliants and a Hallmark Reliant, so I decided on the D.

Its a pretty nice model. The saucer and the neck aren't Metal though, they're a hard, resin like plastic. The model is designed to do Saucer Separation, and I guess its easier to make the connecting points from plastic instead of metal. Its a pretty well detailed ship with an awesome looking display stand, though I wish they made a separate one for the saucer. Overall I'm quite impressed with the ship, certainly not bad for $12.

One cool thing about the model is that it seems to be pretty close to scale with the Furuta Enterprise-C, So I have them both on display side by side.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 15, 2009, 12:51:15 PM
Went shopping today at a local Zellers and comic shop. Picked up Demolishor and Chromia. The stand they gave her is very odd. Demolishor is being transformed as I type.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 18, 2009, 05:48:34 PM
Went to Bayshore today and visited the Zellers in there. Walked out with the 'Preview' Bumblebee. I like most of the changes they've made, but for some reason this one looks shorter than the last one.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 18, 2009, 07:43:43 PM
I'm waiting for Human Alliance Bumblebee, and Human Alliance Sideswipe.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 18, 2009, 08:24:38 PM
I saw Peaugh's review of HA Bumblebee earlier today. Not bad, just not particularly interested.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on June 25, 2009, 01:54:15 AM
Picked up the TrekXI phaser. Pretty nifty replica. Now I have the TNG Phaser and the TrekXI phaser.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Commodore Horton on June 25, 2009, 01:20:34 PM
Probably good as time as ever to reveal that I'm a model-maker...


This one made it onto ARC recently. Custom made decals...nice.
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=469381514&albumID=654608&imageID=4984599
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=469381514&albumID=654608&imageID=4984612

My recently completed Ford Trimotor...
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=469381514&albumID=654608&imageID=6660360
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=469381514&albumID=654608&imageID=6660408

And my full collection thus far...
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=469381514&albumID=654608&imageID=6660234
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=469381514&albumID=654608&imageID=6660276
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 25, 2009, 04:52:41 PM
^You might want to set your profile to something other then 'private.'

Anyway, after seeing the movie, I made a quick drop by the local Walmart. I found 3, ROTF Skids, Wheelie and Legends Megatron.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Commodore Horton on June 25, 2009, 06:52:45 PM
Adjusted
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 25, 2009, 08:33:38 PM
 8) stuff.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 29, 2009, 09:49:01 PM
I've been in North Bay the last day or so, visiting my grandma, and I went to the local Walmart today where I picked up 4 this time around. ROTF Leader Optimus Prime, VOY Ironhide, Scalpel and Uni. legends Warpath.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 01, 2009, 07:22:19 PM
My internet cut out yesterday, and a good chunk of today, so I was stuck for something to do last night. I opened up my four new guys. I like the changes they made to Ironhide. Optimus is really impressive, I would have loved it if they had found a way to keep the articulated hands, though, and done the swords differently. Scalpel is creepy even at Scout size. Warpath... I like his look, but I don't understand his head/cannon gimmick.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 04, 2009, 02:38:19 AM
Just picked up the AA/DSt Enterprise-D today.  Best star trek toy ever!!!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 07, 2009, 07:04:06 PM
I look forward to getting it myself at a later date.

I would have posted this on Friday, but my connection was out from Thursday to almost an hour ago. On Friday I decided to pick up the Superion set, mostly because I've never had a 5 member combiner team before and I didn't feel like picking up the Leader class Megatron just yet. .... Combiners are fine, in theory, but in practice... Well, let's just say it'll take some convincing for me to get the Bruticus set coming out later.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 07, 2009, 07:23:00 PM
^^^I still havent picked up leader Prime but if I see Jetfire first I'll save him for christmas
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 07, 2009, 08:38:54 PM
The only thing I don't like about Prime is the hands, otherwise, he's good. I also would have done the swords differently, but that's minor. I haven't tried to transform him yet, though. Haven't been bored enough to bother.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 08, 2009, 01:06:48 AM
Update on Superion: It would seem I was too harsh on him.

And for those wondering:

Airazor - left arm

Air Raid - left leg

Fireflight - right arm

Skydive - right leg

Seems stable enough.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 09, 2009, 01:09:18 PM
Went shopping today, saw a few that were of interest, but I picked up the Fallen. Took me a while to get his legs figured out to make him stand, but I finally got it. I like him, though I expected him to be bigger for some reason.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 09, 2009, 01:20:36 PM
No new Transformers, but I was at a yardsale over the weekend and found Zillion II: Triformation, and Space Harrier, for the Master System. That puts my Master System game collection at 24 (well technically 25, but one is a second copy of After Burner).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 09, 2009, 08:53:32 PM
Nice finds. I wonder if because of my Mastergear Converter my Sega Master Games can be included as part of my Game Gear Library?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 10, 2009, 04:22:28 PM
I don't think that does. Otherwise if you had that shitty Master System to Genesis adapter (you thihnk they would have tested that thing for more then 5 minutes), you would have to add them to your Genesis collection, too.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 10, 2009, 07:17:31 PM
^^^If Sega had any real testing department the 32X would have never been released.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 10, 2009, 10:09:22 PM
32x worked ok except it was a pain to program for, though still easy compared to the Jaguar. The 32x/Genesis combo had a Motorola 68000, a Z80, and two Hitachi SH3 ( I think) cpus, in addition to all the sound and graphics chips. Not sure what they all were, but the Jaguar had a 68000, two 32-bit CPUs, a 64 bit CPU, and i think another 32 bit cpu acting as a GPU. Having so many different cpus can make the system a real headache for the software developers. Imagine a computer with a Pentium, a PowerPC, a PA-RISC, and a SPARC CPU that all has to work together to do something.

The biggest gripe I have about a fully decked out Genesis is that you need almost an entire power strip for it. Each module needs a Power Brick. Still, the 32x had Shadow Squadron and the Sega CD had Sonic CD and a few nice RPGs like Lunar Silver Star.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 10, 2009, 11:28:49 PM
^^^I was actually refering to the fact that the thing had such horrible overheating problems and would constantly freeze up.   There were also rumors that it damaged quite a few genesis'.  Interesting points none the less.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 10, 2009, 11:33:45 PM
I played the shit out of my first 32x ( Mostly Shadow Squadron and Doom) and it didn't overheat, though it did freeze up once on Virtual Racing. I crashed my car and the system well...... crashed.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 11, 2009, 12:26:03 AM
^^^Then you must have had one of the good ones since Ive heard my fair share of horror stories regarding the 32X.  I'll let my friend James go over the finer points of the 32X.

http://www.screwattack.com/AVGN/2007/32x

Not to say that Sega hasn't done some fine work mind you but grr how I curse the name 32X.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 11, 2009, 12:29:10 AM
I played the shit out of my first 32x ( Mostly Shadow Squadron and Doom) and it didn't overheat, though it did freeze up once on Virtual Racing. I crashed my car and the system well...... crashed.

Speaking up Doom, what the hell was up with the 32X version? Why was the music so screwy?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 11, 2009, 09:10:07 PM
Never really figured that out.My guess is that the system does have a bottlenecked design and they had to let something give for the game to work right. Or it could be as I said earlier, it was second to the Jaguar when it comes to being a pain in the ass to develop for. Other than the music it wasn't too bad a port.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 12, 2009, 08:06:50 PM
Hey does anyone know what color the DST E-D is? I wanna say its either a light ghost gray, camouflage gray, or light gray but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 12, 2009, 09:40:19 PM
I saw one in person the day I picked up the Fallen and I'm not honestly sure. I just knew she looked perfect. :D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 12, 2009, 10:51:04 PM
Well I ask because the paint around the display stand plugs is starting to scratch from trying to pry the plugs out every once in a while.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 13, 2009, 01:37:44 PM
My advice would be paint all 3 on something else, hold them up to the ship, see which looks closest and then go from there.

Anyway, after going to see a movie today, I went to the local Walmart and found Mixmaster, which was one of the others I had found when I went to TRU last week to pick up The Fallen.

EDIT: I just got through transforming him, and I'm not convinced I got his arms right. Otherwise, he seems like a good figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 17, 2009, 05:36:51 PM
I just got back from shopping and the only things I saw that I felt were worth my time were ROTF Ratchet and Leader Megatron. I went with Ratchet mostly because I didn't feel like spending almost $60 for him and I would have probably picked this version up eventually.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 17, 2009, 05:42:29 PM
Is it the same Ratchet mold from the first movie line?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 17, 2009, 07:19:08 PM
This one is exactly the same. They just changed some of the paint decos on him and swapped out the black plastic for very dark grey. If you're on the fence, either stick with the last movie's or wait for the deluxe version they're planning to release later.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 24, 2009, 01:04:55 PM
Went shopping today at Zellers and Walmart and picked up 2 this time, nothing of interest at Zellers. Picked up Ravage and Mudflap, the 'Trax' version, at Walmart.

UPDATE:

Opened them both, Ravage's head gimmick seems to be a dud, but it might be the fact that it's a little humid right now. And I don't think Mudflap is particularly well engineered compared to his brother.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 02, 2009, 08:54:18 AM
Picked up Maximum Dinobots.

Wow! Picks up right after Spotlight Grimlock, and pretty much finishes the story started in Spotlight Shockwave.

Right from the begining it's nothing but action. One of the best scenes is Grimlock getting REALLY pissed off, and laying waste to Fallon, Nevada.

9/10
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 02, 2009, 05:10:17 PM
I've been out of town for the last few days (still am actually) and I picked up ROTF Devastator in a Walmart in Timmins on Friday. I put my dad's mind at ease by telling him that a) it's the same as the US price and b) rumour has it TRU is going to be asking $150 for this guy. The last one worked.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 04, 2009, 02:09:04 PM
I just came back from the Walmart in North Bay, where I'm staying for the rest of the week, and I picked up Leader Megatron.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 04, 2009, 03:00:39 PM
I just came back from the Walmart in North Bay, where I'm staying for the rest of the week, and I picked up Leader Megatron.

Car break down?  :P
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 04, 2009, 03:38:42 PM
lol. Cute, but I've got some family in the area actually.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on August 04, 2009, 03:40:44 PM
So, car broke down then?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 04, 2009, 03:50:39 PM
hehehe. If we were staying in Timmins for the week I might have used 'car broke down,' but it's legit, my grandma, an aunt and uncle a some of my cousins live in the area.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 04, 2009, 06:25:20 PM
I'm sorry to hear that.  :P
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 11, 2009, 10:48:09 PM
Picked up ROTF leader prime today.  Had to get him from amazon as I couldn't find him at retail around here.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 12, 2009, 12:56:30 AM
I'm not terribly surprised, he is considered THE toy of the line most everywhere I've looked.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 20, 2009, 01:51:58 PM
I've been wanting to post this since last Thursday when the black out hit. I went shopping that day and picked up the Special Edition Overkill. I've had this pasted week to mess around with him and... I don't get something I had seen often when I got into this part of the hobby. Not any people seem to like Classics Grimlock, which this figure is a repaint of, and I'm not seeing it. He's great, not to difficult or too simple. He's got all of the joints he would need for someone who's into posing their figures, so I just don't get it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on August 21, 2009, 09:09:31 AM
Considering that it constitutes the lion's share of collections on this site, I think this is appropriate here.

http://www.tfclub.com/art/20090703020617_2865.html
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 24, 2009, 01:05:24 PM
Looks neat.

Anyway, I went shopping today and finally picked up Universe Bruticus, the multi-coloured Predacon.

UPDATE: Opened him up and I like him, the only thing he could use are some wrist joints, outside of what he gets for his transformation. I also think they were overly generous when calling his weapon an axe, looks more like a club to me.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 26, 2009, 01:02:30 PM
Went shopping today and picked up ROTF Jolt and Animated Activator Cliffjumper.

UPDATE: Jolt is significantly easier than I had expected, but not to the point where I wonder if somebody was sleeping through the design phase, like I do with the Universe Ultra-class Silverbolt and related repaints.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 28, 2009, 08:54:15 PM
I'm in Toronto for the next couple of days, attending the FanExpo and I've gotten quite the little haul, most of it Trek related, TOS scientific tricorder, GEN-NEM combadge, a shirt, a keychain, Star Trek: Nero #1 with Ambassador Spock on the cover and the new Enterprise-D, with a few exceptions. One of the non-Trek related items is the Tales of the Fallen #1 with Megan Fox on the cover. The others are the Serenity ornament released a couple of years ago and a Doctor Who fob watch (styled after the ones seen in Season 3 of the new show).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 29, 2009, 05:24:55 PM
FanExpo Day 2 haul. Mostly Transformers this time around and some Star Trek and Stargate stuff, too.

TFs:

Universe 1.0


Versus 2 pack, Downshift vs Cannonball.

Classics

Grimlock

RID

Spychanger Optimus Prime

Binaltech

BT22 Convoy

Universe 2.0

SDCC Soundwave

Trek:

A pair of "Spock Ears"
James Doohan's autograph (posthumous obviously)
Leonard Nimoy's autograph (When I first saw him, I realized rather quickly that I had a problem... I had lost my voice the second I laid eyes on him. Best I could do [outside of grinning like an idiot.... ;-_-] was give him the Salute)

Stargate:

Beau Bridges' autograph, which he personalized.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 30, 2009, 05:32:05 PM
Back at home and with FanExpo Day 3's somewhat limited haul. Just 2 items this time. Titanium Optimus Prime, the newer version that I believe is a Target exclusive in the US, and the RID Spychanger Ultra Magnus.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 03, 2009, 03:00:36 PM
I decided to open some of my FanExpo haul today, specifically the spychangers I bought. They're neat little things. Almost like... slightly over sized legends class figures, but not quite scout class. The only thing that surprised me when I opened them was the instructions. They actually had both the from vehicle to robot mode steps and the robot to vehicle mode steps instead of the usual 'to convert to vehicle mode reverse steps,' or however they word it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 04, 2009, 07:54:49 PM
I opened a couple of other things from my haul today. The Serenity ornament and the Titanium Optimus.

If you're a Firefly fan, the ornament would be a good addition to whatever you have related to that show. I just wish they had made it out of metal instead of resin.(?)

Optimus has more metal in him than I suspected. Most of his joints are loose, not 30 seconds from falling apart loose like I've heard implied of others in the line, except his left hip and knee. Those are so tight that I'm worried I might break something. I do like the details on him and the paint job, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 04, 2009, 08:18:34 PM
The Titanium line was a joke. The only figure in that entire line that wasn't one hundred percent crap, was The Fallen, and he was at most a 2/10 figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 04, 2009, 09:53:54 PM
I don't know, the Grimlock they produced last year seemed more solid than this Prime does.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 07, 2009, 01:38:52 PM
Opened the rest of my haul today. I'm really impressed with the Binaltech Convoy. The only problem with him while transforming him was that one of his doors kept popping off, fixed now, though.

Two of the others gave the friend who came over a headache, ones I did not expect. Cannonball, since he's from the Cybertron line and they're never really difficult. Second, and I found this one doubly surprising since I showed her how to do it with Overkill, Grimlock. the arms are what threw her off, I don't entirely blame her, but it still surprised me.

Soundwave and his minions were so simple that she figured them all out without the instructions. It surprised me that she figured 'em out, but not by much. I even reversed Ratbat, who I've never had before without them.

Since she wanted a pic with me wearing the ears, I put them on. They seem a little bit small for my ears, but good enough for a pic.

I like the Enterprise-D, but I think I may have the 'error neck' and I had misidentified the lights only button as a paint flub. The thing that really blew me away was that they supplied screw hole covers, something I don't expect them to bother with, and the stand. I wasn't sure how they'd do it for the separation.

The tricorder will keep me busy for a few days figuring everything out.

The watch is neat. The only thing that threw my dad off was how you set the time on it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 07, 2009, 01:41:43 PM
I think the Binaltech/Alternator Convoy/Optimus Prime mold would have been better for Ultra Magnus, with the tall shoulders, and how some of the kibble looks like armour.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 07, 2009, 02:04:31 PM
That would have been an easy repaint... Provided the truck came in either white or blue, that is.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 13, 2009, 03:59:34 AM
For my birthday I got Leader class Jetfire (whom my nephew loves by the way) and Ghostbusters for the PS3.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 13, 2009, 01:58:39 PM
I've seen him at retail, at a Walmart, and when I went to FanExpo. The Walmart price was more appealing and I didn't want to pick up anything I could find pretty easily at a Walmart, TRU or Zellers.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 13, 2009, 02:50:12 PM
I haven't seen him at all at Zellers or Wal-Mart.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 13, 2009, 04:17:56 PM
I saw him once, but I was a little less than willing to pay $60 (after taxes) for him, the fact that I had seen him at FanExpo for $80 has made me reconsider that.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 18, 2009, 06:20:21 AM
His jet mode is nice but really leaves much to be desired in the way of kibble (obviously).  His robot mode is great though!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 18, 2009, 01:36:17 PM
i usually like to keep mine in robot mode*, especially the complicated ones like him, so hearing he's got a great robot mode is good to me.

*Though I have had SDCC Soundwave and Ratbat in their respective altmodes for most of this past week.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 21, 2009, 01:40:26 PM
I went shopping again today. First to Walmart, nada. Then Indigo, I thought about Transformers: The Ark - A Complete Compendium of Character Designs for little bit, but decided to save it for another time. Next was Toys on Fire, where I picked up the Special Edition Megatron, I like the colours on this one a little bit more than the green version released a few years ago, that was also re-released last year. The fact that they fixed the feet is an added bonus.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on September 21, 2009, 05:09:09 PM
Picked up two die cast replica's of the USS Monitor and the CSS Merrimack/Virgina while I was visiting my sister in Norfolk. They are both waterline replicas and the turret on the Monitor rotates. They appear to be to scale, as they show the size difference between the two ironclads.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 21, 2009, 05:49:22 PM
Nice stuff, Moon.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 24, 2009, 05:33:33 PM
Did a little shopping tonight and picked up Uni. Legends class G1 Bumblebee. I haven't opened him up just yet, but I expect he's like the Ani. Bumblebee at the same size.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 25, 2009, 01:17:00 AM
Every since I opened this one, I've had a nagging feeling that I've seen his transformation scheme on another Bumblebee, or that I had in fact bought this one before but had a bit of a brain fart when buying him. Well, I've had a chance to fiddle with him and it suddenly hit me that I had seen it on another Bumblebee. This one's based on the Animated Activator Bumblebee, with the 'Activator' gimmick removed.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 26, 2009, 04:25:51 PM
I picked up RotF Rampage today. It's an ok figure. I hate the hip joints. Other then that, I'm pretty happy with it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 26, 2009, 06:15:18 PM
Yeah, he's not bad. I am somewhat oddly amused by the fact that the toy's 'Jackhammer Mode' is the movie's Robot Mode, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 26, 2009, 06:28:59 PM
I also like the little references in his robot mode to G1 Rampage being one of the Predacons.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: caisson2delta on September 26, 2009, 06:52:01 PM
Picked up two die cast replica's of the USS Monitor and the CSS Merrimack/Virgina while I was visiting my sister in Norfolk. They are both waterline replicas and the turret on the Monitor rotates. They appear to be to scale, as they show the size difference between the two ironclads.
Those are cool die casts and look pretty well done.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 26, 2009, 09:16:56 PM
I also like the little references in his robot mode to G1 Rampage being one of the Predacons.

Wasn't he reformatted into a predacon after the great war?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 26, 2009, 09:40:49 PM
You're thinking of Ravage.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 26, 2009, 10:50:27 PM
^^^You're right my mistake.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 27, 2009, 01:28:16 AM
In the comics, Razorclaw, the leader of the Predacon team, created the Predacon faction after the Great War, to destroy the Autobots, which lead the Autobots in creating the Maximals.

There were even hints that the orginal Predacons were the first leaders, or atleast god like, amoung the Predacton faction.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 27, 2009, 05:51:31 PM
^^^Yeah I read that myself. 

Oh I also picked up "The War Within" Omnibus.  Yeah I know its actually from Dreamwave but Ive been giving some of the Transformers comics a go.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 27, 2009, 06:29:34 PM
^^^Yeah I read that myself. 

Oh I also picked up "The War Within" Omnibus.  Yeah I know its actually from Dreamwave but Ive been giving some of the Transformers comics a go.

It was an interesting read, I also liked the designs they did for the bots. I'm just glad the artists involved didn't duplicate Lee's style completely with them.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 08, 2009, 04:45:03 PM
Did a little shopping tonight and picked up ROTF Ejector and TRU Perceptor. About time for both of 'em, too.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 08, 2009, 05:06:35 PM
I'm trying to find RoTF Bludgeon. But I maybe forced to order him online.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 08, 2009, 06:00:12 PM
I don't think he'll be out til the new year, honestly. (Peaugh's review not with standing.)

UPDATE: Of my 2 new figures, I'm not sure which one I like more. They both have their issues, though. Ejector's balljointed arms were something of a pain in the butt. Perceptor's gutted gun isn't a lot of help with keeping the loaded missile actually loaded, and he has no place to store his extras, unlike Soundwave.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 16, 2009, 02:28:43 PM
Went shopping earlier today at a place called South Keys. It's got a Walmart a few other places of interest. One of the places we went to was Chapters (US members think Barnes & Noble) saw a few things of interest there, but not enough to pick up. So, while I was at Walmart I picked up ROTF Arcee.

UPDATE: She's not as bad as a lot of people seem to think. I'm not entirely sure I have everything right, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 16, 2009, 04:49:38 PM
Picked up the DST cylon centurion action figure.  Gonna add the the classic cylon to my christmas list.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 19, 2009, 03:40:03 PM
Sounds neat.

Anyway, I went out earlier and picked up the Insecticons reissue.

UPDATE: Simple to do, but there were a few joints that concern me a little bit, Hardshell's knees and Kickback's head. Stickers were simple enough, the fact that they included a stick guide was nice. Sharpshot's were a pain in the butt, though, though. And that's because he had so many, many.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 30, 2009, 01:19:21 PM
I went shopping earlier and picked up the Bruticus Maximus set. I have them all in individual robot modes for the moment.

UPDATE: Get 'em into Bruticus Mode, but it's probably the least stable configuration. Brawl and Blast Off for Arms and Swindle and Vortex for legs. But like Superion, it was a case of 'which one would go in the easiest.'

UPDATE2: Did NOT like how unstable the above configuration was, so I swapped Brawl and Vortex. Even looks better, oddly.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 29, 2009, 02:28:05 PM
Took this weekend to indulge in the US Black Friday weekend, and I came away with quite the haul. Pretty much everything either is supposed to be out now, here, or still hasn't shown up yet or isn't going to show up at all.

Universe:

MP Skywarp
Countdown
Hardhead
Overload
Powerglide (red ver.)
Leo Prime (both red/blue ver. and Lio Convoy ver.)
Both Scout class 2-packs (Air Raid vs Storm Surge and Clocker vs Hardtop)
Minicon 10 pack

Animated:

Shockwave (gray ver.) [about freakin' time, too.]

Plus one book to add to my blade collection.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on November 29, 2009, 09:48:42 PM
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Both Scout class 2-packs (Air Raid vs Storm Surge and Clocker vs Hardtop)

Those Scouts used to be sold individually as Target Exclusives. I picked up Signal Flare and Storm Surge back when I used to work at Target. They were 7.99 a piece I think.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 29, 2009, 10:33:36 PM
That's actually something I found amusing not long after I first heard about them. As for the price of the 2 packs, I believe this weekend they were asking $9.99 apiece. I don't know what they'll want for them regularly, but I've heard a couple of guesses and I find one of them difficult to believe.

EDIT: Opened Both 2 packs, Overload, Countdown (I initially forgot that this figure was originally an upgrade of Cybertron's Red Alert so I thought he was missing a missile), Both Leo Primes (Red/Blue was missing his instructions, so the other one's was used as a substitute.) and grey Skockwave, who I'm keeping as Longarm since I have the purple version.

EDIT2: Opened Hardhead and Red Powerglide last night. Some parts seem looser on these versions than on the originals.

EDIT3: Opened the 10 pack. The 4 that are repaints of the ones from the 12 pack from last year seem to be a little bit better this time around. The remaining 6... Some ball joints are looser than I'd prefer, 1 joint is tight enough that I'm concerned about it snapping clean off. That said, I like them. Ransack, that T-Rex, reminded me of BW Megatron's first body from the show in how it transformed, which I think is neat.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 10, 2009, 06:07:13 PM
Went to a movie and after that, I went to Walmart and picked up Long Haul. First time I've seen him since I had heard he turned up here.

EDIT: Cracked him open, backpack's a little looser than it could be, but overall he's pretty good.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 14, 2009, 03:41:52 PM
Went out a little while ago and found Grindor. Pics I've seen of his robot mode make him look better than Blackout.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 23, 2009, 08:55:17 PM
Opened most of my stuff early, mostly so that we don't have to lug everything up to my Grandma's place in North Bay. In terms of my collections, I've gotten this year's Hibben swords, the Valiant, both the regular and the Gold version. And both are marked with very, very low numbers.

Otherwise, in terms of my TFs, I got the Ice cream truck Twins and some candy filled ornament balls.

The rest of it is DVDs (Farscape, the older V stuff [I knew this was coming], a 2012 documentary), a video game (one of the games related to Avatar: The Last Aibender), a T-shirt (Trek [New Moie]) and a few other odds and ends. The rest I open up in 2 days.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 25, 2009, 10:22:51 PM
Small Xmas haul. 2 knives, The Pheonix (based off of a Klingon design) and Gil Hibben's Old West Bowie (as released by United Cutlery) and the Bender head release of Futurama.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 26, 2009, 01:37:03 AM
My Transformer collecting has slowed down due to nothing really interesting me. However my Collection has grown by three RotF scout classes, Dune Runner, Depth Charge ( I highly recogmend this one!), and Ransack (a neat little WWI era bi-plane). Plus the second and third volumes of All Hail Megatron.

Now if I can just get Megatron Origins, I'll have the entire released IDW Transformers universe TPB collection.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 27, 2009, 04:20:18 AM
^^^Have you picked up any of the ROTF leaders?  I am eagerly awaiting Starscream.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 27, 2009, 05:49:08 AM
I haven't picked any up. All I want it Starscream and Prime. But I've been tapped for money for months.

Maybe if I cut back on the movies and games  :P
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 27, 2009, 09:40:58 AM
I see I would suggest cutting out food do you really need to eat every day...that starscream does look pretty sweet.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 07, 2010, 02:31:22 PM
Went shopping a little while ago and picked up Vector Prime, the latest Universe release. Just about the only one left in the Universe line that should be out that I have any interest in.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 24, 2010, 05:19:45 AM
Picked up animated Shockwave yesterday stunning figure.  Also went on a book shopping spree picked up the Booster Gold 52 pick up, Blue and Gold plus the first 2 trades of "All Hail Megatron" Xero seems to like it and i do enjoy IDW's transfomer and Star Trek work.. (though I was really dissapointed with "the war within")
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 24, 2010, 06:00:40 PM
Shockwave's pretty good, the only thing that irked me was that I picked both up in reverse order. That said, I keep the gray one as Longarm and the purple one as Shockave.

I've mulled over some of the other comics that IDW's produced, but anytime I go to a place that might have 'em, I don't see any titles that appeal to me. If it makes you feel better, Dreamwave originally made War Within.

On another note, on Thursday I opened MP Skywarp, Uni. Vector Prime, ROTF Grindor and the ice cream truck twins. Only thing I don't like about Skywarp is that not all of his fingers are articulated.

Vector Prime could use the electronics that I understand earlier releases came with, it would make his key somewhat more useful than it actually is and his grip on his sword... I'm hoping it's tighter on earlier releases, let's just put it that way. That said, I love how detailed he is.

Grindor is a better repaint of Blackout. He looks so much more like Blackout than Blackout's figure that my dad actually thought he really was Blackout.

The Twins? I was never sure if I wanted to pick them up myself, that said, when I got them as an Xmas gift, I didn't mind at all. Skids seems to be as well put together as his deluxe counterpart and Mudflap... I actually think they did a better job on this one than they did on the deluxe.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 24, 2010, 07:56:25 PM
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If it makes you feel better, Dreamwave originally made War Within.

Yeah I knew that.  Dont get me wrong the artwork was phenomenal but the story went nowhere.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 25, 2010, 05:12:28 PM
Huh, too bad.

Anyway, I went shopping today and picked up something a little different than usual, as far as my post in this thread are concerned at any rate. The Hotwheels Enterprise-D. A few details they could have painted in, but over all I like it. I might pick up the others as I see them. If I were to pick one thing they could have done better, though, it would be the saucer separation gimmick. I`m just not sure how they could have done it differently.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on January 25, 2010, 05:30:24 PM
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If it makes you feel better, Dreamwave originally made War Within.

Yeah I knew that.  Dont get me wrong the artwork was phenomenal but the story went nowhere.

Blame Pat Lee (I hate that fucking douche). He brought Furman in late in the game. Luckily IDW was able to grab him after Dreamwave thankfully went under.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 25, 2010, 09:07:26 PM
^^^Have you Canadians had him kicked out of Canada yet?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 25, 2010, 09:19:00 PM
Last I heard, He's in Hong Kong.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on January 27, 2010, 07:38:37 PM
Huh, too bad.

Anyway, I went shopping today and picked up something a little different than usual, as far as my post in this thread are concerned at any rate. The Hotwheels Enterprise-D. A few details they could have painted in, but over all I like it. I might pick up the others as I see them. If I were to pick one thing they could have done better, though, it would be the saucer separation gimmick. I`m just not sure how they could have done it differently.

Good luck finding the Trek XI Enterprise, I'm begining to thing they put that on the package just to tease us. I've only seen the Ent-D, The Ent-A, and the Reliant.

The Saucer Separation works great, but my only complaint is they had to make the thing mostly plastic to do so. It looks Awesome next to my Furuta Ent-C, looks close to scale.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 28, 2010, 02:48:03 PM
I think my main problem with this one's saucer separation is that it's not very clean. You separate it and then it looks like somebody took a few potshots at the battle bridge and missed each time.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 08, 2010, 01:45:30 PM
Went shopping a little while ago and I managed to pick up Bludgeon. I had expected to see him at least a week ago.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 08, 2010, 05:17:05 PM
Went shopping a little while ago and I managed to pick up Bludgeon. I had expected to see him at least a week ago.

I picked up Bludgeon the other day to. Zellers screwed up on the price though. Instead of the $19.99 he was supposed to be, I got him for $9.99  ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 08, 2010, 06:15:23 PM
Weird, but good.

On a related note, I've since opened him up and I like him. Could probably use a few more joints, here and there, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 12, 2010, 05:52:23 PM
Went to a movie today, but did a little hopping before hand. Picked up ROTF legends class Soundwave and Wheelie.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 13, 2010, 02:53:20 AM
Went shopping a little while ago and I managed to pick up Bludgeon. I had expected to see him at least a week ago.

I picked up Bludgeon the other day to. Zellers screwed up on the price though. Instead of the $19.99 he was supposed to be, I got him for $9.99  ;D

He looks awesome.  Though why is he in the ROTF line anyway he has way more of a classics vibe?

Did some book shopping with my tax refund picked up all 4 volumes of "All Hail Megatron" plus some other Trades.  The first 2 trades were great but I felt underwhelmed by the other 2.  Also picked up the allspark almanac makes me even more sorry that Transformers animated is done.  Ive also got the futura U.S.S Prometheus coming my way as well as a Beast wars Megatron and the re release of Unicron.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 13, 2010, 02:56:45 AM
I have $1000 coming my way, so I think I'll finally pick up Masterpiece Grimlock.

And I think I'll pre-order this http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11019&mode=retail&picture=out
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 13, 2010, 07:00:22 AM
Hmm interesting.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 13, 2010, 06:25:20 PM
Went shopping a little while ago and I managed to pick up Bludgeon. I had expected to see him at least a week ago.

I picked up Bludgeon the other day to. Zellers screwed up on the price though. Instead of the $19.99 he was supposed to be, I got him for $9.99  ;D

He looks awesome.  Though why is he in the ROTF line anyway he has way more of a classics vibe?

If I were to guess, Hasbro thought most stores wouldn't take anything that didn't have 'ROTF' on the packaging just yet. That said, they have said that they did design this one with the Classics/Universe line in mind.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 14, 2010, 03:42:07 AM
Beast wars Megatron arrived today.  A very nice figure.  You know Ive got to say that ultra is slowly becoming my favorite size class when it comes to transformers.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 14, 2010, 05:26:26 PM
I don't think I have a particular size class I like above the others. I do, however, think that some size classes aren't appropriate for certain characters/designs. For example, legends class ROTF Wheelie. I was messing around with him the other day after I opened him up, and I just think that size is oddly too small for him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 18, 2010, 04:54:16 PM
Went shoppin' again today and managed to pick up Brakedown.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 22, 2010, 02:58:23 PM
Went shopping today and found 2 things: Legends class Devastator and something from Takara's Robot Masters line, a character named Road Rocket.

EDIT: Have since opened them both up and Devastator isn't too bad for a combiner at this scale. Sure, he may be a brick, but there's only so much you can do with a combiner this small. As far as I'm concerned, they could do a lot worse. Road Rocket... I like. I seem to be in an 'easy to please' mood today because I keep going for his light up gimmick. hehehe.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 25, 2010, 06:40:56 PM
Did a little shopping again today and finally bit the bullet and picked up ROTF Dead End, scout class.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 08, 2010, 06:18:01 PM
Went to a movie, then did a little shopping. Came away with Dirt Boss.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 11, 2010, 05:33:29 PM
Went out again, picked up 2 this time, Knock Out and Nightbeat. The former because it's the umpteenth time I've seen him and the latter because I liked how Dead End turned out. Also the Autobots I have out at the moment need the extra bots, it's very lopsided for them right now.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 17, 2010, 12:46:54 PM
Did a little shopping today and picked up Sonar. I also took a look at the TRU exclusive Recon Ravage... It looks nice, but the only reason I'd pick it up is to say I got it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 22, 2010, 06:33:16 PM
Got Bludgeon on friday nice figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 26, 2010, 03:54:59 PM
Yeah, he's pretty good, could probably use a few more joints, but I'm not going to complain.

Anyway, I went shopping today and decided to go with something a little different this time around. Iron Man, specifically the Mark 3 from the new line's Movie Series.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 29, 2010, 04:27:01 PM
After seeing a movie, I decided to scratch a couple of IM's suits off my list, specifically the Marks 1 and 2. I hope my Mark 2's hips aren't as buggy as my Mark 3's though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 29, 2010, 07:19:07 PM
Picked up the Bandai reissue of the MMPR Megazord.  I wasn't initially going to pick it up but they're also releasing the Dragonzord! Plus I got it at Target for only 20 bucks.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 02, 2010, 05:38:58 PM
I am currently somewhere in Virginia, I believe, and a few hours ago, my dad was in an antiques shop and picked up what I believe to be a, most likely, replica WW2 German Officer's dagger for me. Looks nice, but I'd probably never have bought it myself.

EDIT: Little update on this item. After looking around a bit, I believe I was slightly mistaken about exactly what it is. I did some looking around after I posted the above and I think the knife is actually a replica of a Hitler Youth knife.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 07, 2010, 03:18:27 PM
In Clearwater Beach since Sunday, but today was the first time I decided to buy stuff. Bought 3 of the suits I was looking for, the Marks 4 - 6. Mark 5 & 6 were easy compared to the Mark 4, which I needed to look through nearly a dozen in 2 or 3 different stores to find one that didn't look like he went a round with the Hulk, minus the Hulkbuster armor, or that he had to pee really, really badly. Otherwise, I bought an IM book, the Ultimate Guide.

On the TF front, found ROFT Lockdown... Finally...

Other than that, one DVD, the second Family Guy SW parody, Something, Something, Something Dark Side. My dad had bought Blue Harvest several months ago. I've been looking for this one off and on since it was released.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: caisson2delta on April 07, 2010, 08:07:37 PM
I just purchased TNG, the entire series, from Overstock.com. I also picked up season 1 of Voyager. I also got an MP-5 (semi / full auto), through my job. I also purchased a few random model kits (several WW2 fighter aircraft, a Trek kit, and a few jets).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 09, 2010, 02:21:11 PM
Neat stuff. 8)

Anyway, ticked off another IM suit off of my list, the War Machine armour. Would have had it a few days ago, but the head was not painted properly, plus I think that one had blue instead of red on the eyes and reactor.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 10, 2010, 02:36:01 PM
Went to do a little flea market shopping, didn't find that much of interest. Then hit a few stores on the way back to the motel and picked up Mindwipe, tried finding Skystalker too but no though, and Jetfire... about !#%@^##@@&##^*^##@& time I found him at a good price...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 11, 2010, 02:11:06 PM
Another smallish haul today, the original release of God Ginrai and the last IM suit I was after, Iron Monger.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 15, 2010, 05:44:40 PM
In Walterboro, SC for the night, on my way home, and I managed to find ROTF Scattorshot.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 19, 2010, 01:58:21 PM
Opened a large chunk of my Florida haul. I like Ginrai, but he took the most amount of time to do and took me and my friend to do him. Scattorshot and Jetfire were already in the modes I wanted anyway, but Jetfire took some time to get to stand. Lockdown wasn't too complicated, his 'hydraulic' gimmick confused my friend a bit. Mindwipe confused her quite a bit, such that when she first looked at his package, she thought his name was 'Midwipe.' hehe. Also opened Iron Monger... bum hips again... Also his stand is waaaay to small for him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 02, 2010, 02:02:48 PM
B-day haul: So far, some money, which I will use soon (next day or so) and the movie version of Stormshadow's katana.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 03, 2010, 01:06:42 PM
B-day haul part 2: A chocolate USS Defiant and a home made Avatar t-shirt.

Other wise went shopping and picked up some of the Legends 2 packs. Specifically Smokescreen vs Starscream and Bumblebee vs Shadow Striker. I'm really just interested in Smokescreen and Shadow Striker, though.

EDIT: I've since opened the 2 packs. The only one I don't like is Starscream. The fact that they printed his instructions in plane-to-robot mode order didn't help me much since he's in robot mode in the package already...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on May 07, 2010, 01:22:26 AM
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MP-5 (semi / full auto)

Nice! Mp-5s are cool guns. I'm guessing you have a Class 3 to own a full auto?

Since I don't have a class 3 for full auto I'm searching for an SKS. I'd rather have the SKS vs the semi-auto version of the Ak-47. They're much cheaper and they seem to be more accurate.

My next bolt action will either be a Mosin M44 or a Turkish Mauser.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: caisson2delta on May 09, 2010, 08:35:24 PM
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MP-5 (semi / full auto)

Nice! Mp-5s are cool guns. I'm guessing you have a Class 3 to own a full auto?

Since I don't have a class 3 for full auto I'm searching for an SKS. I'd rather have the SKS vs the semi-auto version of the Ak-47. They're much cheaper and they seem to be more accurate.

My next bolt action will either be a Mosin M44 or a Turkish Mauser.
No, it is actually issued by my job for SWAT duties. It isn't really mine but I get to shoot  it whenever I like. I just bought another Sig (P232 stainless) and picked up the entire series of DS9. Also ordered a few new model kits.

SKS's are really nice rifles, especially if you can get one in good condition that's not too pricey. Way more accurate than the AK's. There are also a lot of nice aftermarket parts for them around.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on May 09, 2010, 09:17:18 PM
Yeah, my friend got a nice banana-clip for his SKS. Its a great rifle to shoot, hardly any kick.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 09, 2010, 10:08:33 PM
Since I've seen the latest IM movie I decided to open up the last of the suits I picked up while I was in Florida last night. (I had placed a block on doing so for the suits featured in this movie due to some comments made by a friend a couple of months ago.) Most of them seem to have the same bum hips I had run into with the Mk 1-3 and Iron Monger. My only real problems are with the Mk 5, or more accurately the suit case it comes with, and how they designed the gun mount for the over the shoulder mini-gun on the War Machine armour. Neither are accurate to their movie counter parts.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Flagg on May 13, 2010, 05:17:41 PM
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/5217/saminator049.jpg)

Suck it bitches.

Full sized replica.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 13, 2010, 05:34:34 PM
Nice find.  ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 14, 2010, 01:21:22 PM
Two things on 2 fronts. First the blade front, Snake Eyes' sword to go with the Storm Shadow sword I got for my Birthday. Second on the TF front, the Skids and Mudflap legends 2 pack.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Flagg on May 15, 2010, 05:21:58 AM
100% Pure Tungsten.  8)

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8748/tungstenring.jpg)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Flagg on May 21, 2010, 03:50:54 PM
Ok, more pictures of my overprices "nitelight". I did these with the eyes off and the lights off to showoff how it's the "combat" model as opposed to the "just off the line" version. My shit photography skills should be apparent.   ;D

Picture one is of course, the portrait:
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/5716/t800port.jpg)

Pic 2 is with the skullcap off.
(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/3470/t800skullcapoff.jpg)

Pic 3 has the chip and its housing out. If you were a less reputable person you could hide things like keys or bags full of some sort of grass.
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4964/t800chipremoved.jpg)

Pic 4 is the chip and its housing sitting next to the base of what I have affectionately named "Barry" (after our President). Now, the skullcap can be replaced without chip inserted if for some strange reason you were inclined. You'd have to be one odd fellow to do such a thing, though.
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8601/t800chip.jpg)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 21, 2010, 04:29:24 PM
I like this thing. ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on May 27, 2010, 09:22:12 PM
Dude Flagg, That thing is bad ass!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 31, 2010, 01:24:17 PM
Did a little shopping and finally picked up the 25th anniversary box set of Transformers.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Flagg on June 03, 2010, 01:36:07 PM
GEARZ!!!!!!

(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6586/gearztagz019.jpg)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on June 04, 2010, 06:46:30 AM
Those are cool.  Now all you need is that Lancer replica to go along with them.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Flagg on June 04, 2010, 12:58:28 PM
Those are cool.  Now all you need is that Lancer replica to go along with them.

I want one so bad but it was either that or the T-800 head and I mades my choice.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on June 04, 2010, 02:03:53 PM
I'm sure if the chainsaw actually worked, it wouldn't have such a difficult choice. ;)

Still, the Terminator skull is a pretty awesome alternative.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 17, 2010, 05:18:23 PM
I went shopping and bought a couple of things, one being related to an item I picked up at FanExpo last year the other related to the new TF game out this coming week. The FanExpo related item is the Star Trek Nero TPB, I bought the issue 1 exclusive cover there. The other is Transformers Exodus.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 17, 2010, 08:15:39 PM
^^^That Nero TPB looked pretty cool.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 17, 2010, 08:42:35 PM
I'll probably give it a read through tonight and let ya know. ;)

EDIT: I've since read through it. It's not as far fetched as Countdown seemed, to me, and there's at least one or 2 interesting twists in the story. The only unfortunate part is that they didn't include all of the relevant deleted scenes.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 23, 2010, 09:58:18 PM
I went shopping today and finally found the Avatar book I've been looking for since I first saw the movie, the survivalist's guide, and it was in a CDPlus of all places. Good read.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on June 23, 2010, 11:18:29 PM
I like that book, mostly the weapon guides.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 03, 2010, 10:42:24 PM
I just ordered Diamond Select's Enterprise-D from BBTS. Should be here in a couple of weeks. I cheaped out on the shipping.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 04, 2010, 04:48:19 AM
^^^You're in for a treat my friend its probably the finest Star Trek toy ever made.  Just remember you have to turn both the primary hull and secondary hull onto play mode for them to work properly.

Ordered up leader class Starscream!  I order him up online since I assumed it would be a while before he showed up at retail.  Needless to say I stopped at my local TRU to see if any of the new generations deluxes came in and shock of all shocks he's sitting on the bottom shelf!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 05, 2010, 03:08:37 AM
Does it come with a stand to display it on?

EDIT: Nevermind, just found out they come with two :)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 07, 2010, 12:33:16 AM
^^^Yep though Im not really a fan of the holes on the bottom of the ship for the display stands.

Leader Starscream is so close I can taste it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 07, 2010, 06:09:52 AM
^^^You're in for a treat my friend its probably the finest Star Trek toy ever made.  Just remember you have to turn both the primary hull and secondary hull onto play mode for them to work properly.

Ordered up leader class Starscream!  I order him up online since I assumed it would be a while before he showed up at retail.  Needless to say I stopped at my local TRU to see if any of the new generations deluxes came in and shock of all shocks he's sitting on the bottom shelf!

Leader Class is that the same as Masterpeice Movie Starscream?
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11097&mode=retail&picture=aux1
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 07, 2010, 07:21:55 AM
^^^Why indeed it is!  Some people were bitching about that on Seibertron.  But it clearly has a different designation from the other masterpeices.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 07, 2010, 08:32:34 AM
I may get it in a couple of months from BBTS, unless Zellers miraculously get's new stuff in. They haven't gotten new stuff in, they're still selling the second wave of RoTF, and JUST got in the Animated Ratchet two pack.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on July 07, 2010, 12:03:03 PM
Mass Effect 2 figures: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=mass+effect

Hopefully series 2, will include Jack and Miranda...and they definitely need an Alt-Female Shepard.

I would love to see a statue of the Normandy...either one, like the Diamond Select BSG statues.  
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 08, 2010, 12:01:59 AM
Oh Starscream is magnificent!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 08, 2010, 02:05:16 AM
I've been in Vegas since Sunday... It would be nice to see anything I haven't back home around here. 2 Wal Marts and nothing new to me. Was oddly tempted by some Power Rangers stuff I saw in the second store, though...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 08, 2010, 06:16:42 PM
Today my dad picked up an Autobot t-shirt for me and it's one of those light up ones. We're just not sure if it's the kind that takes 4 AAAs or 2AAs. The packaging is a little generic and mentions both types.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 09, 2010, 05:16:13 PM
I've been in Vegas since Sunday... It would be nice to see anything I haven't back home around here. 2 Wal Marts and nothing new to me. Was oddly tempted by some Power Rangers stuff I saw in the second store, though...

... I caved. The Dino Megazord to be precise.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 09, 2010, 07:08:08 PM
^^^Hold out man the Dragonzord is supposed to be out later this year.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 09, 2010, 07:34:08 PM
I will probably look for that one next time I'm in a super Wal Mart... which might be later this year.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on July 10, 2010, 07:48:41 PM
Bought the Diamond Select Enterprise-D. She's pretty, though it's been on display long enough to wear out the batteries with the 'Try Me' mode. Not so bad though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 16, 2010, 03:47:34 PM
I would have posted this on Tuesday, but I didn't have a connection at the time. I bought some of the new stuff coming out (which I expected to see in Vegas. Grr...). Specifically Hubcap and Brimestone in the gold packaging and Smolder w/ Chopster and Huffer w/ Caliburst in the red packaging.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on July 20, 2010, 08:07:46 PM
Some sweet new collectibales from Quantum Mechanix.
http://io9.com/5591926/gallery/19

The Wash with the Dino's is cool, but that Viper with a working dradis....awesome.
There's a video of the dradis in action, on Drex files.
http://drexfiles.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/worlds-tiniest-dradis/

I love the retro Trek posters too.

So many collectibles, so little money.  :'(
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on July 21, 2010, 01:41:52 AM
I sympathize, Jimi, I do.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 21, 2010, 09:29:12 PM
I must have one!!!

http://protoncharging.com/gb/2010/07/21/mattel-reveals-move-into-prop-replicas-pke-meter-coming-xmas-2010/
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 22, 2010, 01:43:10 PM
 8)

Anyway, I did some shopping today, wasn't really expecting to, and I found the last of the PCC 2 pack figures out right now in Canada, Searchlight w/Backwind, that I had been thinking about since I spotted them last week.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 26, 2010, 01:12:00 PM
I thought I'd post a little update on some of my recent buys. I opened up my new TFs and the Megazord today. Everything was simple to get out, the new ties for the TFs and nothing for the Megazord except the molded plastic it rests in.

The TFs were relatively straight forward, I just had to pick which modes I wanted the minicons to be in for the PCCs, Chopster's in his axe mode, Caliburst is in gun mode and Backwind is in armour mode (seemed redundant to have him in robot weapon mode with Searchlight's arm mounted rotors). I like these new ones, I just have to wait for the 5 packs to come out now to see how they turned out.

The Megazord was much simpler than either myself or the friend that comes to visit expected. The only part I found tricky was mounting the pterodactyl in Tank mode. I am definitely tracking down the Dragonzord when I get the chance.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 28, 2010, 04:11:19 PM
I went shopping earlier and I decided to pick up the legends class Ravage, mostly to see how well it translated to the smaller figure.

Otherwise, I had a 'finger biter' moment when I went to a place called the Comic Book Shoppe which is about 5 minutes away from my place. They had this box set of figures of all 11 Doctors and it was more than I thought I could spend, unfortunately.

EDIT: Opened up, could use a few more joints, but I like it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 28, 2010, 07:55:02 PM
I thought I'd post a little update on some of my recent buys. I opened up my new TFs and the Megazord today. Everything was simple to get out, the new ties for the TFs and nothing for the Megazord except the molded plastic it rests in.

The TFs were relatively straight forward, I just had to pick which modes I wanted the minicons to be in for the PCCs, Chopster's in his axe mode, Caliburst is in gun mode and Backwind is in armour mode (seemed redundant to have him in robot weapon mode with Searchlight's arm mounted rotors). I like these new ones, I just have to wait for the 5 packs to come out now to see how they turned out.

The Megazord was much simpler than either myself or the friend that comes to visit expected. The only part I found tricky was mounting the pterodactyl in Tank mode. I am definitely tracking down the Dragonzord when I get the chance.

Yeah it is rather simple.  The majority of the Power Ranger toys had very little articulation.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 28, 2010, 08:40:24 PM
So I've noticed, having watched Peagh's reviews of some of the various megazords he's got and Vangelus' Dragonzord review as well.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 01, 2010, 01:38:59 AM
Picked up 2 new additions to my Transformers comic collection. All Hail MegaTron Volume 4 (which is really just Transformers Ongoing Coda) and Transformers: Bumblebee, which takes place in the aftermath of the events of All Hail Megatron
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 01, 2010, 02:19:03 AM
^^^I picked up all 4 volumes, needless to stay I wish I had only gotten the first 2. 
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 01, 2010, 02:44:21 AM
I liked Volue 3 alot. The stories about Jazz and Cliffjumper we great.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 01, 2010, 06:33:13 AM
^^^The Cliffjumper one was cool and I also liked the Blurr story but I guess I was expecting more of the main All Hail Megatron story arc not a bunch of spotlights and one shots.  Iwas under the impression it was a 52-esque event. 
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 01, 2010, 06:46:57 PM
I think a 52-esque story is what Shane was going for, but it ended up more like... Countdown (to Final Crisis)*.



*Just going by what Linkara has said about that series in AT4W and what I've read about AHM.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 01, 2010, 07:10:18 PM
^^^I was refering to its length not its quality.  The actual All Hail Megatron story is pretty cool.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: caisson2delta on August 01, 2010, 07:45:40 PM
I finished out my Voyager DVD collection, picked up a few new movies (8 to be exact), and purchased a 170 DVD Disney animated movie set (for my old ladies kids).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 26, 2010, 05:08:04 PM
I finally found one of the PCC 5 packs today. It was Bombshock w/Combaticons and I had to hunt for him a little bit. Same isle as the other TF stuff, different section. I think I might have deprived someone of a 'come back and buy later' item, but I don't care. I got something I've been after for a few weeks now.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 26, 2010, 06:28:52 PM
I picked up the Combaticons and the Aerialbots. The Core figures are really nice. The Combaticon limbs, especially the legs, don't stay on to well. The Aerialbot limbs really snap in there, and require some force to remove them.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 26, 2010, 08:40:10 PM
So noted for when I open up Bombshock and pick up Skyburst.

UPDATE: Opened Bombshock up. I like Bombshock himself. The drones... I think I would have used the hex connectors of the older lines for them. They all like to pop off with very little effort and I had to activate the gimmick for the missile tank and half track drones that the instructions say go on his right side before I actually put them on him. I hope Skyburst turns out better.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on August 26, 2010, 11:55:22 PM
I had to disable the springs in the leg drones on the Combaticons, just so the damn things would fit completely on the pegs.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 27, 2010, 04:06:34 PM
Yeah, the springs seem a little too strong, I find that ironic in a way, on some of them. Of particular note would be the jeep that makes up in super robot's left leg. It's doesn't eject itself, but it will dislodge itself easily.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 02, 2010, 01:14:48 PM
Got 3 this time, most of Generations wave 1. WFC Optimus, Drift and Thrust. Saw a few other things while out, but I decided to wait on those for now.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 02, 2010, 01:17:32 PM
Got my hands on Seaspray. Awesome figure, well worth the wait.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 02, 2010, 02:18:28 PM
That was one of the ones I saw that I decided to wait on. He does look interesting, though.

UPDATE: I've since opened them up.

Thrust: Nice, simple and, hey, he's another Seeker. My 4th of this design, and second Conehead.

Drift: not too hard, not too easy and, unlike what his instructions and various reviewers will tell you, you can do his transformation with the long sword attached to his back without difficulty. I may check out some of the comics that include him.

Optimus: I'm a sucker for a Prime, so he was an easy buy. All I've really done with him, though, is rearrange some of his parts to look as they should.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on September 08, 2010, 11:23:52 PM
Added a Powermac G4 Sawtooth and a Sun Ultra 5 workstation ( both were free) to my classic computer collection, although the G4 is used as an active system and has become my main Mac.

The G4 is in excellent shape, and I've upgraded its RAM ( free since i had some PC-100 laying around), the graphics card ( $25 on ebay for a Radeon 8500 Mac version) and added a extra 40gig hard drive that was a spare.

The Ultra 5 is in ok shape, its NVRAM battery is dead and its missing the top of the case, but it runs good and otherwise would be in great condition if I had the missing part of its case. I have Solaris 8 on it, soon to be Solaris 9. I don't have enough RAM for it to run Solaris 10. ( I have 256mb of RAM, Solaris 10 will run on 256mb, but it really needs at least 512mb to run decently).  The Ultra 5 would be a really nice display piece once I find a upper case cover for it, as I have the Keyboard, Mouse, and have always had a Sun Microsystems brand 19 inch monitor that was my main monitor until I received a  flat screen monitor last Christmas.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 09, 2010, 05:19:39 AM
Picked up the original style Razor Cylon centurion from DST.  The detail is nice but the joints are way too loose.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 13, 2010, 12:52:18 PM
Did a little shopping today and picked up another 3. WFC Bumblebee, finishing off wave 1 of Generations, HftD Hailstorm and GEN Red Alert. (Note to Canadian members) The last 2 were from a local comic shop, so I wouldn't scramble to Walmart or what have you just yet for them if they're interesting to you.

UPDATE: Opened them.

Bumblebee: I like his design, but parts seem to wobble around little bit. His Lockdown Hands don't bother me too much, but getting him to point his gun straight can be a teensy bit difficult.

Hailstorm: Little fiddley, but not annoyingly so.

Red Alert: The repaint in this batch. I liked how Sunstreaker and Sideswipe turned out, so that made me consider him in the first place. A couple of minor QC issues, a foot not on its ball joint and the roof not secured to the top of the car mode properly, but nothing I couldn't fix on my own. The only problem I'm having now is related to his gun. The instructions say that you're supposed to join the gun and the supercharger (the backpack for Sunstreaker and Sideswipe), but they just won't stay locked together like they're supposed to.

UPDATE2: Red Alert has another QC error that I can't fix, 2 of the same ankle joint... Oh well... Not that noticeable from the front and barely so from the back.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 17, 2010, 02:23:15 PM
I went shopping again today and picked up Sea Spray. I was looking for either WFC Megatron or Soundwave since I've heard they're supposed to be out now here. I also saw some of the other 5 packs for the PCC line, one was in an import store, but I'm not too sure I want to bother with the other 5 packs after Bombshock though.

UPDATE: Opened him, and I like his design. It's quirky.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 28, 2010, 05:32:08 PM
Picked p WFC Optimus Prime and Drift.

Prime is ok. I like the robot and vehicle modes, but the plastic he's molded in seems... cheap. It doesn't feel right.

Drift is amazing. The vehicle mode if good, but the robot mode is FANTASTIC. He's got a large sword, and two smaller blades. He transformation is both simple and interesting. You can cross his arms across his chest with little to no binding, so he can hold the large sword in two hands, and it doesn't look wierd. It looks very natural.
The only problem I have with the mold is the rear spoiler. It pretty much makes up the backs of his knees, so it gets in the way somewhat. Other then that, it's a very well made figure. GET IT!
Now I have to keep an eye out for the Blurr (yes it's spelled with two "r"s repaint.

Anyone else notice how the instructions for the newer figures have instructions on how to transform them from robot/vehicle mode, and back? Instructions used to just say at the bottom "to convert back to robot/vehicle reverse steps"
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 28, 2010, 10:07:54 PM
I tend to agree where Drift is concerned. He's a very good figure, such that I intend to pick up the current mini once it gets to TPB since I'm not one for hunting down individual issues these days. My only concern on mine is the ball joints on his wrists. They seem a bit too stiff. I'll definitely hunt down Blurr when he comes out, sooner or later.

I have also noticed the current trend in the instructions to do this and I approve of it, since it's not always easy to reverse your steps when going back. Particularly with the more complex figures, like WFC Prime or Bumblebee. Who both feel fine to me, btw. The only figure I've ever gotten in my time collecting these days that's felt in any way cheap was Uni Hot Shot's minicon Jolt. Leave that one out in the sun too long and you'll probably end up with a little red puddle of goop.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 30, 2010, 02:21:19 PM
I woke up earlier and found that either my Dad or my Step mom had bought me a Movie Megatron shirt. All black, his name and face on the front. I kinda chuckled when my Step mom showed it to me. ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 01, 2010, 01:57:05 PM
Did a little shopping, went specifically for IM2, and wanted to see if I could find anything else of interest... Outside of IM, nuthin' in the Walmart I went to. Saw some of the new 2 packs, but decided to pass. So, we went to a local comic shop where I found WFC Megatron and Darkmount. I've been looking for these guys for at least a week and a half.

UPDATE: Have since opened them up.

Megatron: I like his look. Very menacing even at roughly 4" tall. Probably could have done some of his joints a bit differently, but that's extremely minor.

Darkmount: My... 3rd?... True triple changer. My only problem spot with getting him into robot mode was arranging the arms and backpack properly. The only thing that throws me off is not the toy but how could they loose his original name? They do get points for using the name they did, though, since it still relates to the character.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 04, 2010, 01:50:33 PM
Went shopping today at one of our malls. Checked Zellers, bunch of stuff, I just wasn't interested, then Coles to see if they had any books of interest, specifically any TPBs that might be out now, nada. So, we went TRU and I found some of their exclusives, Animated Ironhide, Animated Rodimus and Masterpiece Grimlock. I took one look at what they wanted for Grimmy and said to myself 'later,' so I mulled over Ironhide and Rodimus. Walked out with the latter. He's my first Rodimus/Hot Rod.

UPDATE: I've since opened him up and, aside from a slightly sloppy paint job, he's not too bad. Had a little trouble with his legs, but that's about it. It's too bad that Animated as a line seems to be more or less kaputt.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 15, 2010, 12:40:16 AM
Picked up Drift today.  Xero is correct he is a great figure with a fun little transformation.  It was either Drift or Thrust and while I really want a conehead seeker Drift was just too irresistable so I'll pick up Thrust next week.  As for the new upcoming Generations figures Wreck-gar is a must along with Jazz plus they just showed the prototype for Wheeljack on seibertron.  Now I had considered getting Scourge to go with Cyclonus and Galvatron but he dosent look all that impressive plus lets face facts Scourge just aint as cool as Cyclonus.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 15, 2010, 01:21:30 AM
Scourge is on my list since I had the original and I'm idly toying with the idea of army building with him since the Sweeps look a lot like he does.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 19, 2010, 01:19:18 PM
Did a little shopping today at a local store and picked up Titanium Hot Zone. I debated for a few minutes between that one and a G1 reissue, Hoist. The fact that this one was $10 cheaper was the thing that won out.

UPDATE: Boy, do I not miss the old twist ties. Somehow I expected more metal content from this one. Not that I'm complaining or anything. And unlike the WWI Prime repaint I picked up at FanExpo '09, this one's joints seem to be fine.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 26, 2010, 04:30:31 PM
I've been in Nashua since Sunday. I've been expecting to see the TFs you guys have supposedly had for over a month that we've only gotten within the last 2 weeks... Nada. So, I've been concentrating on Doctor Who and Trek. 2 Sonic Screwdrivers, 10's and 11's and a hand book for the TARDIS on the Who side of things. A TWOK phaser and this year's Hallmark ornament on the Trek side.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 27, 2010, 01:41:46 PM
So, we went TRU and I found some of their exclusives, Animated Ironhide, Animated Rodimus and Masterpiece Grimlock. I took one look at what they wanted for Grimmy and said to myself 'later,' so I mulled over Ironhide and Rodimus.

Seems 'later' was today. We went to a local TRU and I found him really quickly. I didn't even need to do much convincing for my dad besides say 'it's $10 cheaper than back home,' he filled in the fact that this state doesn't apply taxes to what you buy.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 27, 2010, 10:25:57 PM
Saw MP Grimlock at my TRU as well...Not too sure if I want to pick him up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 27, 2010, 11:23:54 PM
I would suggest that it would depend on how much you like Grimlock the character. I like him, whether he's big dumb muscle or just pretending to be dumb. This would be my 4th version of him as a result. The others being Classics (due to his repaint Special Edition Overkill and some good luck over a year ago), Titanium WWI (I liked the design and he was my first of that line) and Animated (liked that take on the character and the design).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 31, 2010, 05:03:19 PM
If I had had an internet connection over the last few days, I wold have posted this yesterday: I found 4 in a small town in Quebec, all from HftD: Terradive, the new VOY class Optimus, the retooled Fallen and Highbrow. All of them I should have found in Nashua.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 31, 2010, 11:44:23 PM
Just picked up Generations Thrust my first conehead Seeker.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 01, 2010, 05:52:58 PM
When I got him, the only thing I had to decide was how far off of the instructions was I willing to go.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 02, 2010, 03:02:05 PM
Went shopping with a friend, not honestly expecting much. Since we didn't came back with anything, as I suspected might be the case, we decided to open something from my Nashua/Quebec haul: Grimlock. The only thing that tripped me up was the legs. (no pun intended) I like him about as much as I thought I would, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 03, 2010, 01:41:32 PM
I went out today, not expecting to... Stupid flu shot... and on the way back home we dropped into Giant Tiger where I found something from the Animated line that I had seen less than 5 times before hand: Wreck-Gar.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 05, 2010, 08:51:54 PM
I decided to open another of my Nashua/Quebec haul. This time Terradive. The only part I found problematic was his arms, but then I had the same problem with the Superlink version of Energon Starscream I bought last year. Overall I like him. Little fiddly in spots, but not nearly as bad as he could have been... *cough*Universe Galvatron*cough*
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 08, 2010, 02:19:24 AM
Opened up the retooled Fallen a little while ago. I like most of the changes they've made with this one. The head gimmick is somewhat amusing, the retooled head is very good, the retooled hands are okay, the staff is nice I just wish they had used a harder form of plastic for it. I like the colours, but I wish some of it had stayed the same as on the other releases. I'm thinking of the eyes in particular. Pull off the head and they are the same teal/blue as the rest of him instead of the red they should be. I would say 'impulse buy' if you already have one of the other releases, go for him over the others if you don't have one and want to get one.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 09, 2010, 02:39:11 AM
Opened up the new VOY Optimus a while ago. Little fiddly to get set up properly, but I'd say that's to be expected for something based off of the Leader class design. I'm a sucker for a Prime, so of the 3 VOY I bought 2 weeks ago, he was the one I wanted without a doubt. I'd say he was worth it. Could they have done a few things differently? Sure. Am I going to let that bother me? Nope. Did get a minor QC goof on one of the swords, though. I've countered that problem by putting that one up and out of the way and have him holding one of his guns instead. If you're a Prime collector, or are scared of trying to transform the Leader class version, or just don't have any version of his ROTF releases (I qualify for the first two), pick this one up as soon as you can.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 11, 2010, 01:25:06 AM
Opened Highbrow a little earlier. He's not bad. They probably could have done his arms differently, but that's okay.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 12, 2010, 07:02:10 PM
Just opened Wreck-Gar... As shellformers go, he's not actually too bad. The fact that I can't think of another way to get that robot mode from that vehicle mode gives him a major pass on being a shellformer in the first place. I did have to get a little help to get him started in the form of Peaugh's review to know how much to try to take out in the first step and my dad's applying a lot of elbow grease for the start and the backpack due to tight joints/tabs though. He's also not quite as problematic at standing as some reviewers seem to imply, but all that's needed is a little adjusting. If he's my last Animated toy, still haven't seen Arcee, I think I'll be happy.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 14, 2010, 11:49:39 PM
I've opened my TWOK phaser... It's much more complicated than I suspected it would be, also loud. The only design choice I question is making the main (type-2) trigger the way that they did. My best guess is that it's like that on the original prop.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 15, 2010, 06:13:03 PM
Just opened my 10th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver and putting in in batteries was easier than I had thought. It's a little quieter than I thought it'd be, not that I consider that a problem or anything. In fact that might help with my intended use for this one: flashlight. I know there's dedicated flashlight version, but I wanted the full on version on principle.

EDIT: Just opened up 11's... 10's was easier to put the batteries in. You know, I'm looking at them both sitting here next to me right now and it's surprising how much bigger 11's is compared to 10's.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 16, 2010, 02:17:44 PM
Did a little shopping today. Picked up Insecticon and Breacher and the Last Stand of the Wreckers TPB.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 18, 2010, 02:20:00 PM
Went shopping again today, and managed to finally find WFC Soundwave. It was at an import store, though, which I find a little odd since he should have been out at least a month ago here.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 20, 2010, 07:57:27 PM
Just picked the collector's edition of "Cube" at work for 5 bucks very nice.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on November 20, 2010, 08:04:39 PM
I approve.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 20, 2010, 09:28:53 PM
Hey its the movie that built the Canadian film industry whats not to like.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on November 20, 2010, 10:32:18 PM
No, that's Videodrome. All hail creepy ass Cronenberg.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 26, 2010, 06:05:09 PM
I'm in Rochester, NY for the weekend and I've picked up a couple of things so far. The Enterprise Owner's Manual and the Warriors From Three Worlds 3 pack from TRU. A little lighter than usual, but then we had a late start when we got here. I'm only mildly surprised that there's nothing new, to me, out here.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 30, 2010, 02:08:24 PM
I went out again today and, not seeing anything I was really after, I picked up one of the last PCC 2 packs to make it up here so far, Leadfoot w/Pinpoint. I also got one of McDonald's new Happy Meal toys, Bumblebee. He's basically just a mini statue with a working missile launcher. Not as impressive as the promo they did for Animated, but it's better than it could be.

UPDATE: I've opened the 3 pack I bought in Rochester and the 2 pack I bought today. Scattorshot I've got already, bought while KB was still in business, and this one seems looser. I'll decide at a later date which one gets stuck in vehicle mode and which one stays as is. (Probably this one for vehicle mode.) Repugnus, I have his brother Undermine, and again this one seems looser. I like the colour scheme, though. Ransack, the GTS version to be precise, I like him. Some parts are a bit looser than I'd like, namely the heels, but otherwise he seems alright.

Leadfoot, I like his look. Pinpoint... I'm not impressed by his 'weapon mode,' so I've got him hooked up to Leadfoot in his armor mode and am using that as his weapon mode.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 02, 2010, 06:31:39 PM
Went shopping again today and hit 3 places, found 2 in the last one: Dirge which means my Coneheads are complete. ;D And Blurr, since I liked how Drift turned out and I understand they've interacted in the comics, I wanted to get him.

UPDATE: Opened 'em up and a few tight joints here and there, but nothing that concerns me in comparison with the other uses of their respective molds. Dirge has a few loose joints that I think could be tighter, but I'm not going to complain, I have all the Coneheads now, so I'm happy, doubly so since I didn't have to track down the '07 Botcon Box Set to get him and Thrust.

EDIT: For the last day or so, something's been bugging me about Drift and Blurr... One's taller than the other, and I'm not entirely sure which one it is. This confusion on my part is based off of the fact that sometimes it looks like it should be Blurr, other times it looks like it's Drift.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 05, 2010, 07:03:06 AM
The DST Stargate SG-1 Ori Prior action figure I ordered came in yesterday.  Im not normally one for collecting figures but this guy came with a DHD peice.  Nice figure its made me want to get the Anubis ascended Daniel 2 pack and the serpent gaurd (though its too expensive at this point).  You know the figures are nice but good lord could I get some Stargate ships please.  I know Atlantis is a pipe-dream (though that would be an impressive model) But Destiny would be nice.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 05, 2010, 03:59:21 PM
Those would be nice, but I don't think they'll bother mostly because the company doesn't seem to be willing to go to that effort outside of the Trek ships they do.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 05, 2010, 10:06:18 PM
I gathered as much.  I can see that (though disagree with it) but would it kill them to make a stand alone Stargate without having to buy 5 figures.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 06, 2010, 02:12:34 AM
That would be nice, and truth be told I'd like examples of all 3 main models that we've seen see far. I'd display them in 'in universe' production order, too.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 06, 2010, 10:26:48 PM
^^^Same here.  Plus make it so the protogate can spin in its pedastal.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on December 06, 2010, 11:21:25 PM
Pity that it'd be so difficult to get an SG-1 style gate to spin properly though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Jimi James on December 13, 2010, 11:47:33 PM
I've got the Ori Prior figure with the DHD, as well as the Daniel Jackson/Amubis 2-pack whicj is pretty nice.  I've also got Thor, a Wriath, Sheppard and Mitchell.  I haven't bought any new figures in quite some time though.  I think the last ones I bought were the SG1 desert set, which came with the Jonas Quinn as well.

I agree with wanting both the SG ships and a decent Gate replica.  The ships I can understand, but it boggles the mind why there aren't more actual Stargate replicas for sale.  It'd be like not being able to find a phaser or lightsaber replica. 
Quantum Mechanix did have some really nice F-302 and Death glider replicas, though they're a bit pricey, if you can even find them.

Speaking of ships, I was really hoping we'd get a Pegasus statue from DST, and maybe a Raptor as well, but no such luck.  I still need to pick up the Vipers.  I saw some company that was making replicas of the stealth viper, but I don't recall which company it was.  The prototype looked wicked awesome though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 14, 2010, 12:02:33 AM
I was thinking about BSG when I commented on their lack of non-Trek ships the other day, actually.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 23, 2010, 06:51:58 PM
Opened some of my Xmas stuff early. One item was GEN Thunderwing. :D

EDIT: Also ROTF legends class Springer and HFTD Long Haul were in my stocking.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 26, 2010, 05:22:22 AM
I got three new figures. Thunderwing, Cliffjumper and Terradive.

Cliffjumper and Terradive are fantastic figures. Nicely detailed, very posable, great transformations.

Thunderwing is kind of, meh. His missle launchers don't like to stay on the wings or hands. He suffers from the same problem Universe Siverbolts does; Just a folded up robot on the bottom of a airplane. You just fold the plane parts out of the way, then pull the legs and arms out, and you're done.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 28, 2010, 06:25:23 PM
In addition to the ones I mentioned the other day, I got ROTF Ransack, I may or may not track Divebomb down when I have the chance if I like Ransack. I also did a little shopping over the weekend. I came away with the Target/Zellers exclusive version of the Fallen, I now have all 3 versions of this figure, GEN Skullgrin and something completely out of left field: RID Rollbar.

Oh, and on the Blade front, 3 additions: a Chinese Military Dadao, a 'tactical' Wakizashi and a machete loosely based off of a khukuri.

EDIT: Something I forgot to mention the other day, one of my step cousins, I think - still haven't figured that all out, got ROTF Leader Prime, ROTF Leader Megatron and HFTD Sea Spray. ... I got drafted into doing Prime for him. I never bothered to transform mine, and now I know why. But one viewing of the Phantom Menace later, I got it done. Only complaint would be the chest pieces, they were way too difficult for me to pull out.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 08, 2011, 05:48:07 PM
I decided to open up some of my Xmas haul tonight. First up was Ransack. A little fiddly, but not too bad. I'll probably see if I can track down Divebomb because of him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 09, 2011, 12:26:28 AM
Speaking SG ships if DST did decide to do SG ships which one should be first.  Now Im in favor of the destiny right now as its a great ship and would be a very interesting model plus its the best example of gatebuilder ship.  Yet I get the distinct impression we would get a 304 first as its more prominent in the franchise (its common to all 3 series).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 09, 2011, 05:39:49 PM
Yeah, a 304, like the Daedalus herself, would be the most likely one if they made an SG ship.

And on another note, opened ROTF Springer. He could use a few more joints here and there to make him more pose-able, but hes not too bad.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 10, 2011, 12:25:16 PM
Just opened HFTD Long Haul. They probably could have done him a bit better, but overall, he's not to bad.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 13, 2011, 07:19:42 PM
Opened RID Rollbar. He was about as easy as I thought he'd be. It was tougher to open his instruction baggie than it was to do him. I'm considering the others on his team to make Ruination, but I'm not convinced I will be as lucky another 4 times.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 14, 2011, 04:33:13 PM
Thunderwing was opened today, a few design choices they made I think they could have done better, the arms being at the top of that list, but I like him and I think I'll pick up his redeco whenever he comes out.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 15, 2011, 04:25:20 PM
Skullgrin's been opened up and, aside from a few joints the are looser and tighter than Darkmount's, I like him. I think I'll echo some comments I've seen on dedicated boards and say that his colours seem to work a bit better than Darkmount's.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 15, 2011, 08:04:47 PM
My Wraith drone just arrived today.  Great figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 16, 2011, 04:34:42 PM
Opened the last of my holiday haul, the Target version of the Fallen. He was a major league pain in the butt to get out of his packaging. Now I have all 3 VOY class figures, I'm happy.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 25, 2011, 04:30:26 PM
Went shopping today and found HFTD Banzaitron. First time I've seen him not in a comic shop or similar place.

EDIT: Look like I might have a QC fault with the head reveal mechanism. It won't lock into place properly.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 28, 2011, 01:40:39 PM
Went shopping today, and aside from visiting a brand new Walmart which was a zoo, we visited my local comic shop. I came away with 5 this time around. 4 Minicons (Brake-Neck, Drivetrain, Pan-Handler and Swashplate) and RTS G2 Optimus Prime. I like these guys. I thought there were a few problem areas on Prime, but that's about it.

EDIT: As I was putting them away last night, I realized something about this newer Prime that I had heard about but hadn't quite connected with. He is incredibly short for a deluxe. Shorter than WFC Bumblebee short. Outside of my legends class Primes and Hybrid Style G1 Prime, he's probably the shortest one I have. Oddly enough, though, it works for him for some reason.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 08, 2011, 04:44:46 PM
Went shopping today, expecting to find maybe some of the Reveal the Shield stuff that's supposed to be out by now, (my G2 Prime is somewhat further ahead than what's supposed to be out here from that line now, but he was one I wanted the second I saw him no matter what,) but I only saw GEN Cliffjumper who I decided to get since I liked Bumblebee.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 09, 2011, 12:01:22 AM
Picked up the first of the matty collector Real Ghostbusters retro figures the other day.  I got Venkman...feels a bit like a barbie or mego figure but overall its a really nice figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 22, 2011, 05:12:04 PM
I think I saw those one of the last times I was at TRU. Looked kinda neat.

Anyway, I went shopping gin today and not seeing anything new toy wise... Again... I went to Chapters and found the Armada Omnibus.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 24, 2011, 05:46:20 PM
Went out to a movie today, but we had some time to kill before hand and visited a Walmart where I picked up Oil Pan. I liked Brakedown and I've seen this one often enough that I finally broke down and got him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 04, 2011, 02:20:53 PM
Went shopping again today and picked up a few things. HFTD Axor, first time I've seen him outside of a comic shop or similar place and the RTS Battle in Space. The latter seems to have been mostly QC problem free, just a slightly too loose left arm on Cyclonus, and since I don't have one of the original releases of Rodimus, I don't know how well he turned out. The only thing I'm not sure about is what to do with the Matrix of Leadership the comes with this package. Otherwise, I like the colour choices they made for the 2. I'll probably hunt down Rodimus's original release as a result. Thinking of renaming this Cyclonus since I have the original release and the friend who took me made a rather amusing suggestion on the way home based off of a slight slip of the tongue: Cyclonimus. I may go with either that or an idea I had when I was considering when I was mulling over trying to find the Japanese release: Tornadus.

EDIT: Briefly flipped through the comic, the art work is nothing to write home about, colours are good though.

UPDATE: I've figured out what to do with the Matrix the 2 pack came with, I gave it to my G2 Prime even though he doesn't need another Matrix, he seems most appropriate for the job. Transformed Rodimus, I liked what happened enough to definitely see if I can track down any other versions that might be available in my travels. The comic... If it had been written as part of the '86 movie, it would have been left on the cutting room floor. Adds an interesting twist on the dynamic between Cyclonus and Scourge though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on March 09, 2011, 09:51:37 AM
Picked up Movie Breacher and Generations Thrust.

Breacher has a cool robot mode, unfortunately there are some serious issues. The arm panels like to pop off. His legs are loose and have no thigh rotation. And his head like to snap back to center if you try and turn it. His vehicle mode doesn't stay together all to well, and doesn't seem to snap together at all.

Thrust is the same mold as Classics Starscream, an already amazing mold made better by an amazing colour scheme.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 09, 2011, 03:37:02 PM
I've got Breacher and, aside from the fact that I haven't actually bothered to transform him, I don't seem to have those problems. I'm looking forward to when they release Thundercracker, so I don't have to think about trying to track down either the Botcon release or the Henkei release.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on March 09, 2011, 06:55:14 PM
I just need Dirge and Thundercracker, and I'll have all the main Seekers.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 09, 2011, 09:01:21 PM
In my case, all I need, after Thundercracker comes out, is Skywarp. I'm kinda hoping I'll stumble across the Ultra Magnus/Skywarp 2 pack released in the Classics line to do so, but I know the odds are probably slimmer than the odds that I'd come across any RID figures anywhere outside of a comic shop or convention of some kind.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 09, 2011, 10:19:24 PM
I just need Dirge and Thundercracker, and I'll have all the main Seekers.

Yeah Thrust is awesome.  And Im looking forward to Thundercracker.  Though Im pissed as the wing on my classics Starscream broke.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 09, 2011, 10:21:04 PM
Crap double post!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on March 11, 2011, 12:55:13 AM
Picked up a couple more figures. Movie Scout Class Sunspot, Generations Red Alert and the Reveal the Shield two pack with Rodimus and Cyclonus.

Rodimus sucks balls. It's a slight recolour of the Classics mold, but with really cheap plastic. It feels more like a Korean knockoff then a official product. Scourge is ok, but alittle disapointing for some reason.

Red Alert is a redeco of the Sun Streaker/Sideswipe mold but with a light bar atached to the roof. But still a decent figure.

Sunspot... Oh... My... God... what a fucking awesome figure. Well detailed, awesome but simple transformation, and a sweet robot mode. He's a odd cross of a Gundam, Macross mecha, with some Armada Jetfire thrown in. Get him if you see him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 11, 2011, 06:56:36 PM
I never bothered with Sunspot because I just don't think those colours fit him for some reason.

Anyway, went shopping again today and picked up all of the Legends class wave that's currently out, I figured I'd mange one maybe 2 of them, but not all 6.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 11, 2011, 09:04:13 PM
Picked up a couple more figures. Movie Scout Class Sunspot, Generations Red Alert and the Reveal the Shield two pack with Rodimus and Cyclonus.

Rodimus sucks balls. It's a slight recolour of the Classics mold, but with really cheap plastic. It feels more like a Korean knockoff then a official product. Scourge is ok, but alittle disapointing for some reason.

I had considered getting that as I dont have a classics Rodimus and you can never have too many Cyclonus' but thanks for the heads up.  I saw Scourge at TRU today he actually looks pretty cool to me.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 21, 2011, 05:41:37 PM
Went to a movie today and had some time to kill afterword so, I dropped into a Walmart. Probably not the best one in town, but it was the closest. Found RTS Jazz and RTS Bumblebee. I'm aware of the chest issue for Jazz, but I like his look anyway. As for Bumblebee, I never bothered to buy the other releases, so I decided this was probably my best chance to do so.

UPDATE: Opened them up and I like them both. I think I know how to get Jazz's chest to lock into place in a way that more or less seems to be working. I think they meant for his car mode's windshield/roof to lock his front into place and it almost does it on its own. The other thing seems to be fiddling with the arms, specifically the shoulder area. The wheels need to be at an angle, not level, with his head. That said, I'm willing to admit YMMV on how well this works for yours. I've also heard some people don't like the fact that he's not smiling. A nod to SG Jazz perhaps?

Bumblebee was relatively simple. His jet-ski/backpack threw me off for a bit, but I got it. I'd like to see if I can run into some of the previous releases after this.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 24, 2011, 05:00:04 PM
Went out today and got 3, RTS Mindset, GEN Scourge and GEN Thundercracker. Scourge was one I had as a kid, so he was a must for me. Thundercracker was one that I wanted so that I didn't have to worry about the '07 box set. Mindset, I was on the fence about. I mean I liked how Hailstorm turned out, but I wasn't sure about some of the other details, like the colour and the new head. I like the blue, not sure about the head just yet.

UPDATE: I've opened them up and I like them all. TC is hard not to like because they used the Seeker mold. Mindset, I like the head better than I thought I would, he's just a little drab compared to Hailstorm. Scourge, some of his joints were a little tighter than they should have been, namely the shoulder/chest mechanism, but not something I consider to be a problem.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 06, 2011, 04:27:26 PM
Went shopping today, and outside of picking up the basic DVD release of Tron Legacy (don't have a Blu-Ray player yet), I managed to find RTS Lugnut and Wreck-Gar. These 2 were 'buy on sight' figures, so I'm happy.

UPDATE: opened 'em both up. Like Wreck-Gar. Lugnut is currently disabled due to a loose screw on the inside of his left leg. Still like him, though.

EDIT: Lugnut's fixed, just need a little time with a screwdriver. :)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 10, 2011, 12:39:48 PM
Here in Clearwater for the next 2 weeks (+/-) and I found the Preview version of the DOTM Cyberverse Optimus Prime. This one hasn't appeared back home just yet-probably will when the main line shows up though-and I've been mulling this line as a whole for some time. I've taken to my default 'Get Prime First' rule when a new line shows up as a result of my mulling.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 12, 2011, 02:26:33 PM
Found RTS Tracks... Finally. Also picked up Tron: Betrayal and a martial arts movie by the name of Shaolin Mantis for that collection.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on April 12, 2011, 03:51:51 PM
I saw Tracks and Jazz at Wal-Mart the other day. Since I refuse to buy anything from Wal-Mart I didn't pick them up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 12, 2011, 08:34:37 PM
If you were a person who's not into online shopping, like me, I would say that probably wasn't a good move, regardless of your thoughts on Walmart. Since I know you are into online shopping, I will instead say good for you.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 15, 2011, 01:22:09 PM
Found RTS Perceptor today, it just took 1 flea market, 1 TRU, 2 Big Lots and 3 Walmarts...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 16, 2011, 12:10:29 PM
I was at a flea market today and I did something I don't normally do when buying my Transformers. I bought loose. In particular, I picked up a loose, but as far as I can tell, complete Energon Megatron. All that I need to find are the instructions. Yeah, I'm funny like that. He could also use a good cleaning, just a bit dusty.

UPDATE: Found the instructions, surprised Hasbro still had them listed in their database.

Update 2: Couldn't quite wrap my head around reversing his instructions, so I tracked down a review, in this case a 'close enough' review Peaugh did of SG Megatron.

EDIT: I just added to my spray paint collection less than 10 minutes ago from a local I like to check out any time we come here.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 17, 2011, 01:00:16 PM
Did a little shopping today 1 flea market, oddly nada for this one since I found Star Convoy and God Ginrai in the last few years, 1 Walmart, GEN Kup, and a Target, again, nada.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 29, 2011, 09:01:24 PM
Opened some of my Florida haul earlier today, Turbo Tracks, my friend had some trouble with some of his parts but nothing I'd call major and we messed around with my bought loose Energon Megatron, or I should say I did again since my friend didn't get past the landing gear.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 02, 2011, 05:35:29 PM
In terms of my Florida haul, I opened up the Cyberverse Prime a couple of days ago and I think I like these figures, sure Prime's a little on the thin side for his arms and legs, but I don't think it's a problem.

As for my birthday haul, a couple of books, one Doctor Who related and the other on Atlantis and similar places. A couple of movies, one a Kung Fu flick and the other is actually a box set of 2 related Japanese flicks. A few other odds and ends, including some gift cards for one of the places I like to go to.

When they took me out, we did a little shopping at a few places I like to go to including The Comic Book Shoppe, Chapters and the local Walmart. From Chapters, a novel that takes place over the course 30 years. Walmart, I suspected there would be some street date breaks, what with all of the reports I've heard over the last week or so, but nada. The Comic Book Shoppe had nothing in the way of Transformers that I wanted, so I went with plan B: Doctor Who, specifically the 11 Doctors Box Set. ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 04, 2011, 04:39:44 PM
Just opened RTS Perceptor. He's a bit more fiddly than I expected. ...I think I get what they were trying to do with his arms/backpack, but I don't think they quite got it right, which would be my only knock against him. I also like all of the nods to the older toy.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 05, 2011, 04:26:32 PM
Just opened Kup, and his transformation is pretty straight forward. I think the knees were the only part to give me any real trouble, and that was just trying to figure out the proper angle for them. The only design choice they made that is leaving me scratching my head, a little bit anyway, is the elbows. They're double jointed, but not in the same direction and you can't move one in the proper direction to line up with the other. If they release a repaint/retool, as his instructions imply they might, I'll pick that one up, provided I like they colours of course.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 13, 2011, 01:38:35 PM
I was out shopping today and I used some of the gift certificates I got for my Bday at Toys on Fire where I picked up Pepsi Convoy, I've been eyeballin' this one since I found the place.

UPDATE: Opened him up and he has a sticker sheet, the instructions tell you rather clearly where to put 2 of them, but the other 3... My Japanese isn't terribly good...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 20, 2011, 05:38:36 PM
Did a little shopping today, went to 3 stores, found some DOTM stuff, but didn't really feel like picking any of it up. Zellers had a bunch of stuff, but I don't particularly care for this particular Zellers. The local Walmart, bizarrely, didn't have their DOTM stuff out yet, and I was there on Monday, too which is why I find it bizarre. The Comic Book Shoppe had a few offerings, but decided not to bother since I could get what they had elsewhere, so I went Doctor Who yet again, the 11th Doctor's Flight Control TARDIS to go with my 11 Doctors box set.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 25, 2011, 02:55:52 PM
Did a little shopping today and picked up 3, 2 from DOTM and one Encore... Was tempted by a third party item that I saw, but decided against that one. The DOTM buys are VOY Optimus and Megatron. The Encore is Hoist, had to look this one up on TFwiki since everything's Japanese.

UPDATE: Opened them all up. Hoist, not bad, but not exactly great either. DOTM Megatron, I wish they had done his cape in some form of fabric instead. DOTM Optimus... Looks better in person, but there's so much they could do differently.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on May 26, 2011, 12:38:02 AM
Saw Sebtinel prime at the TRU near me but I think I'll save him for my Bday.  The only other DOTM figure Im interested in is Shockwave.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 26, 2011, 04:31:26 PM
Sentinel and Shockwave were both ones I thought I'd see yesterday, but no such luck. Did see Ironhide, though. This time around, I'm probably going to confine things to certain key characters like Sentinel and Shockwave, and possibly go after some versions of certain characters I've gotten in the previous movies' lines, like Optimus.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on May 26, 2011, 05:51:57 PM
I haven't found a single DOTM figure yet.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 26, 2011, 06:31:18 PM
Considering what you've said about your area? Not surprising. Just give it some time, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 02, 2011, 08:42:07 PM
I went to Zellers today, JUST as they were putting out the DOTM figures. I was able to grab Roadbuster, the figure I wanted.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 02, 2011, 09:27:19 PM
The TRU near me has the first wave of DOTM figures on sale.  It was weird I was giving Voyager megatron a once over.  And some dude came up with his kids and asked me if I knew where the Voltron stuff was.  I dont work there nor do I look like I do but i was able to direct him to the right aisle.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 07, 2011, 01:37:18 PM
Went out today and found 2. Cyberverse Sentinel Prime and RTS Solar Storm Grappel. (I was tempted to write that in the joking way.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on June 07, 2011, 06:34:09 PM
Went to Zellers to pick up True Grit, while I was there I grabbed Stand Storm. Spada is right, it's an amazing figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 07, 2011, 10:45:28 PM
I'll admit that the Human Alliance thing is neat, but it doesn't do that much for me otherwise, especially the newer scout class figures. That said, I'm definitely liking the Commander class Cyberverse figures, just did Sentinel and while he's bit more fiddly than his instructions imply, I like him. These figures kinda remind me of the spychangers I picked up at FanExpo.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 17, 2011, 05:34:06 PM
I would have posted this over the last week or so, but I was out of town and without an internet connection. I bought 3, 2 DotM, 1 HFTD. Walmart Exclusive Deluxe Optimus... I haven't opened him up yet, but I already think he's better than the VOY. The other DOTM figure... I wasn't actually planning to get since I don't think it looks as good as its larger cousin: VOY Sentinel Prime. The HFTD Fig was Payload. I considered a few older Leader class figs but since I was in Quebec, they would have had the 'modified' voice boxes and I wasn't interested enough as a result.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 24, 2011, 02:30:11 PM
My dad and my step mom spent the last couple of days out of town and while out they bought a few older legends class figures, ROTF Jolt, ROTF Arcee, I've wondered how well her design would translate to this scale, and ROTF Springer, which was a rebuy from Xmas. Not sure what'll happen to Springer, but eh.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 24, 2011, 08:11:29 PM
Oh almost forgot picked up DOTM Shockwave on thursday.  Lovely figure too bad he wasn't a leader class.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 24, 2011, 08:49:35 PM
Rumour has it that they might be making a leader class version.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 25, 2011, 02:04:47 PM
Goddamit!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 25, 2011, 04:27:50 PM
That's just a rumour for now, so I wouldn't get too worried about it. Personally I'm still going after the VOY version (haven't seen it yet), regardless of any later releases.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 28, 2011, 04:10:55 PM
Opened a few of my Quebec/my Dad and Step om were away haul over the last couple of days. The Walmart Optimus... I'd easily recommend that one over the VOY fig. My only problem is the backpack. The other figures I opened were the 2 legends figures I intend to keep, Jolt and Arcee. Jolt's... About average for this class. Arcee... I had to take 5 minutes to get her to the point where she could stand on her own. That said, I do like both of them.

Anyway, I went shopping again today and I found the 2 figures from the GEN line that are obscenely difficult to find right now: Wheeljack and Warpath. I was at one of my usual haunts, Toys on Fire, when I found them so I wouldn't try your local Walmart/Zellers/Kmart/Target/Fill-In-The-Blank just yet.

UPDATE: Opened VOY Sentinel, HFTD Payload and GEN Warpath over the last few days. Sentinel... Isn't too bad, I'll still go after the Leader version eventually, I'm just glad his potentially spoilery messed up Autobot symbols aren't visible in robot mode, my dad and my step mom haven't seen the movie yet so they don't know what his deal really is. Payload, I like his paint job better than Long Haul's. Warpath I really like. The only thing that really tripped me up was releasing his feet, I forgot about the tabs that keep them in place in vehicle mode. I also found the order of his instructions to be a bit odd, for example the head reveal was supposed to be done first.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 04, 2011, 05:29:48 PM
Went shopping today and found the Target Exclusive Space Case, I got him because I liked Terradive. I had a chuckle at his card bio and I liked the comic, it's a quick bit of fluff, but it's not bad. I also like the art a bit better than the RTS Battle in Space's comic. Other wise, he's bit looser in a few places, but I don't think that's a problem, for some reason.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 08, 2011, 01:42:52 PM
Another day another small haul, Cyberserve Commander class Megatron. I also checked out a Home Sense because of an odd report a little while back saying they had last year's San Diego Comic Con exclusive... Nada.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 12, 2011, 04:36:14 PM
Saw a movie then did a little shopping after and picked up DOTM Shockwave, he's been on my list shot list for a while. His depiction in the movie, while briefer than the pre-release info had implied, reinforced my interest.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 12, 2011, 05:32:00 PM
Yeah he's nice figure.  Though I find his rubber hose more cumbersome than necessary.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 12, 2011, 05:52:32 PM
I would say find the place that works for you and go from there.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 17, 2011, 04:09:50 PM
Was out a little while ago and added to my Hallmark stuff. This year, for those that don't know, is the TOS Romulan Bird of Prey.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 22, 2011, 03:20:02 PM
Went to a movie, then went to Chapters, picked up Transformers: The Vault. I was just waiting for the right moment to pick it up, really.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 25, 2011, 06:43:54 PM
FanExpo, Day 1:

Doctor Who:

3rd Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver
Make your own kit

Transformers:

Transformers Armada Overload with Rollout
SDCC Matrix of Leadership Optimus

Other:

FanExpo shirt and adds & ends in the Premium Package bag.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 26, 2011, 02:22:27 PM
FanExpo, Day 2:

Transformers Armada Megatron, since I have his Energon figure already, why not. Might mull over his Cybertron figure for tomorrow.

Alternators Optimus Prime. I have the Binaltech version, so I figured I'd pick this one up. Marked for $60, but as he handed it to us to buy, he knocked $10 off. SOLD. ;D

Otherwise, more hand out stuff.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 27, 2011, 02:08:23 PM
FanExpo, Day 3 (my last day):

TFs:

Cybertron Megatron, since I have the Energon version and I bought the Armada version yesterday, it makes sense to me to try to get this one.

Takara's Bumblebee and Minibots 5 pack.

Doctor Who:

4th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver, since I have Three's, why not?

River's Sonic Screwdriver.

Star Trek:

ENT shoulder patch. Saw it when I was here last time, and, again, I thought why not?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 05, 2011, 02:48:57 PM
A friend came over today and we opened my haul. For the Transformers, I did the transforming for those that needed it and straightened out everything the way I wanted for those that didn't. For my Sonic Screwdrivers... Except the do it yourself kit, they all need their batteries put in, and I'm waiting for my dad to get home so I can to so. For the do it yourself one, I picked out a couple of parts and I let my friend pick out some, as a result the only part from Eleven's that I'm using is the end cap, other wise it's the unknown parts.

UPDATE: Batteries are in the screwdrivers and the only one that gave me trouble that way was River's... I should be surprised, but I'm not.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 19, 2011, 01:04:30 PM
Did a little shopping and finally decided to pick up Transformers Headmasters. Been mulling it over for at least a month, and figured 'eh, why not?'
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 19, 2011, 02:13:21 PM
I saw it at Futureshop. Thinking of grabbing it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 19, 2011, 04:41:43 PM
I've seen it at most a half a dozen times, this set isn't $100+ and I knew I had the money, so I said to myself 'Why not? You've only heard about this show. Go for it'.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 02, 2011, 05:05:10 PM
I was going to post this yesterday, but we had a lot of stuff going on here. That said, in something of a first they picked up DOTM before I got the chance to. (in previous years I picked up the first 2 either the day of or later in the week.) They've since watched it and understand why I haven't been talking about it, unlike the others.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 04, 2011, 01:36:28 PM
Went shopping today bought ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME... (Been watching Emgo a bit too much lately...) My dad came home from work after I had Prime out of his packaging and set up more or less how I want him and the first thing out of his mouth when my dad saw him was 'Wow.' He had already seen the SDCC version when we went to FanExpo, but he didn't know what Optimus looked like in his powered up robot mode. ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 10, 2011, 02:52:43 PM
Out of town for the weekend, without a connection, and went shopping on Saturday. Picked up 4, DOTM Laserbeak, Starscream, Thundercracker and Crankcase. I had only really intended to pick up Laserbeak, but my 'cons could use the bots.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: BorgMan on October 16, 2011, 05:20:21 PM
I. Want. The Fallen. Badly!!! (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/victoria-toy-fair-2011-coverage-maketoys/22999/)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 16, 2011, 07:57:50 PM
A Universe Fallen? I just nerdgasmed....

And a new Devestator, made of what looks like Deluxe Class figures!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: BorgMan on October 17, 2011, 02:52:42 PM
They did a remarkable job on that Devastator. His lower arms, including hands, are made up of little trailers that you connect to two of the vehicles; a rather elegant solution, if you ask me...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: BorgMan on October 17, 2011, 03:19:23 PM
Now this is interesting. In this (http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/The_Fallen_%28multiversal_singularity%29) article it is stated that Hasbro has said that The Fallen's name may be Megatronus Prime. Seeing as that the first time I saw him I thought that he was a result of OP and Meg's merging through the Space Bridge accident, this isn't such a bad idea. Makes one wonder what they're planning for OP, Meg's and The Fallen. There can be no Fallen while those two are around?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 31, 2011, 02:41:54 PM
I was at Zellers, when I decided to check out what they had. They FINALLY put out the DotM stuff. I picked up Skyhammer. Fucking awesome figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 31, 2011, 07:59:09 PM
They're just now putting out the DOTM stuff? We're something like a month away from the Prime toys... The people that run that store are... Not exactly bright. That said, I've lost count of how often I've seen Skyhammer and... He just doesn't do it for me. For some reason, he looks unfinished.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 31, 2011, 11:35:51 PM
I find him to be a real nice figure. Nicely detailed, fun transformation, and this odd werewolf look to him that seems to fit.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 21, 2011, 03:10:24 PM
Went out today for an appointment and got my flu shot while I was out. The latter was done at a Walmart and while were there I stumbled across the Star Trek Vault book. Since I think it's by the same guy that did the TF version, I have idea of what to expect. ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 23, 2011, 02:20:16 PM
Went shopping today and picked up the new Unicron, TRU exclusive here. Honestly, I think I like how this one looks a bit better than the last Hasbro release.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 21, 2011, 02:30:28 PM
Out shopping again and found Air Raid. Been mulling this one over for a bit and since Walmart was having a sale, I figured 'why not? worst that could happen is I'm out ~$10.'

UPDATE: Opened him up and... I can see why most reviewers bend his elbows 'backwards.' The only thing I can't say I care for is the big hunk of plane he has for a backpack. Otherwise... He's not all that bad. If you're thinkin' about him, go for it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 25, 2011, 10:42:18 AM
Xmas haul (so far): One book: Tiger's Voyage, an External Hard Drive and the Bowie from the Expendables.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on January 03, 2012, 09:56:32 PM
Haven't been very active lately due to the move to Norfolk ( both on the boards and with my collections) but I've added a rare variant of the Atari Lynx to my classic video game collection. Its the very first Lynx design thats wider, slimmer, and an even louder speaker than the Lynx II design that's more common.

I found the Norfolk area is a goldmine for classic gaming collectors with no less than 5 independent gaming shops that deal in all eras of gaming from the Atari Days to the Current stuff. Game Stop won't be seeing me very much in this area, despite being everywhere like Starbucks.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 05, 2012, 11:47:38 AM
Just got a couple of calenders that my dad forgot to give me for Xmas: The 2012 Sotl calender and a 19 month one for DOTM.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on January 12, 2012, 10:23:09 PM
Added Rampart, Batman Returns, Basketbrawl, Xenophobe, Power Factor, and Ninja Gaiden to my Lynx collection.

 So now the Collection consist of the aforementioned games, One Lynx 1, One Lynx 2, Blue Lightning, Hydra, Steel Talons, Pit Fighter, and Crystal Mines 2.

At this rate my Lynx Collection will start to rival my Game Gear collection.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 18, 2012, 02:24:29 PM
Went shopping again today, and outside of picking up the latest version of Paint Shop Pro, I managed to get Sky Shadow and Junkheap. PSP at Wallyworld and the other 2 at a comic shop.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 10, 2012, 01:15:07 PM
Ok so my Matty Collector Ghost Trap is on its way and just yesterday I picked up leader class Sentinel prime...what a lovely figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on February 10, 2012, 01:25:13 PM
That reminds me Razor, we need one of your regularly irregular commentaries on the State of SCN.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 10, 2012, 09:08:47 PM
Commentaries?  Please elaborate.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on February 10, 2012, 09:12:39 PM
I don't recall what you called them, it was organized a bit like the celebrity tabloids, except, you know, yours was interesting.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 10, 2012, 10:02:49 PM
Oh SCN secrets...I'll have to think some up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 15, 2012, 12:29:56 AM
Well folks I'd like to say I got Generations wheeljack but I have to return him to amazon because he was missing a piece.  Normally I would have just ignored a missing weapon or such but uh the piece that was missing was his freakin head!!! Great quality control you got there Hasbro.

On the plus side picked up some long awaited DVD's and blu-rays including "From Beyond" nothing like seeing Jeffrey Combs suck out a woman's brain through her eyeball.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 17, 2012, 02:02:43 PM
My Matty collector ghost trap came today!!!!!  It is beautiful!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 17, 2012, 03:18:14 PM
Is it the one peagh reviewed last year?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 17, 2012, 07:33:23 PM
This one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZG_nPwlzOA

Oh yeah!  I also ordered a new Classics wheeljack and a Scourge from hasbro toyshop now I'll have all 3 unicronian decepticons.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 23, 2012, 02:37:07 PM
Well Scourge and Wheeljack arrived yesterday wheeljack is nice but he feels a little frail in some parts.  Scourge is awesome though.  Not better than Cyclonus (Though I think it will be a while before they top Cyclonus) but better than Galvatron.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 23, 2012, 03:23:34 PM
Anything's better than Galvatron. But, yeah I think they're both good ones.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 23, 2012, 05:06:23 PM
^^^You know I didnt think Galvatron was all that bad.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 24, 2012, 02:40:14 AM
10 minutes, 2 people and a fork was involved, right out of the package. One way.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on February 24, 2012, 09:47:35 AM
Seriously, you can't unwrap the cheerleaders Razor sends you like that, it's bad for the warranty.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 24, 2012, 01:49:26 PM
ALL FUCKIN SALES ARE FINAL NO FUCKIN REFUNDS!!!!!

Damn thats a meme we havent used in a while.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 27, 2012, 01:40:45 PM
Noted for next ti... (shifty eyes)

Anyway, went out and about again today and not only can I confirm that Prime RID is out here, but so are the Bot Shots. The latter of which I decided to buy from, Optimus.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 27, 2012, 03:01:43 PM
Zellers is still only selling Dark of the Moon figures here, and Wal Mart ::SPIT:: doesn't have any Transformers.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 27, 2012, 03:57:48 PM
Hmm... Crappy. Zellers, Bayshore for my Bot Shot. They had 6, IIRC, Prime figs, 3 Bumblebees and 3 Cliffjumpers. I wasn't overly interested in either. The only other noteworthy pick up that I forgot to mention in my last post was I finally got Captain Power on DVD today, mulled for the last month and a half, didn't see it once in the 2 Walmarts I stopped at last week (Walmart the most common place to find it recently for me) walked into HMV and it didn't take 2 minutes looking through the TV section...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 27, 2012, 09:31:04 PM
I havent gone looking for any RID figures.  The only one that might catch might interest is Voyager starscream.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: BorgMan on March 04, 2012, 01:32:53 AM
Wow. I downloaded Infestation 2: Transformers, and what a let down that was. I was expecting a lot more action and cool steampunk stuff but not so much of it at all :( OP gets waken up, races into battle, slices some tentacles off and then emerges victorious in a timespan that's so unbelievably short... Sorry to say, but I'm glad I didn't buy it. For every fan of Hearts of Steel it's just a little bit interesting, but for everyone else: don't buy it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 04, 2012, 04:13:02 AM
No Ghostbusters and no Star Trek no Infestation 2 for me.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 09, 2012, 05:51:49 PM
Went to see a movie... Technical problems prevented it, so I went shopping instead. Picked up 5 this time, 4 Prime cyberverse figures: the Vehicon, Cliffjumper, Ratchet and Bumblebee. The fifth was PRID Wheeljack.

UPDATE: I'd rank the cyberverse stuff as The Vehicon ad Ratchet as the better ones of the 4, then Bumblebee then Cliff. Wheeljack had a few nice surprises, too. The only complaint I have is the weapons for the cyberverse figures. What are they made out of, candy or plastic?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 14, 2012, 01:37:40 PM
Went out today, this time intentionally, to do some shopping. Visited the other TRU in town and picked up FE Arcee. The only other things they had from Prime, that I could see, were FE Bumblebee and RID Bumblebee. I didn't really feel like trying to decide between the 2, so I went with her. Otherwise, a tech manual for the Millennium Falcon, in the same vein as the one made for all of the Enterprises a while back.

UPDATE: I like her, but I thought I would even before I got her. The only thing that tripped me up was the head reveal.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 21, 2012, 01:18:34 PM
Did some shopping today... Slim pickings today, but after 1 Walmart, 2 Zellers and the TRU I usually go to, I came home with FE Bumblebee and the Optimus/Megatron pack.

UPDATE: Bumblebee was another 'FE if I could get it' figure, something I decided after watching TJ Omega's review on Monday. Little tricky in spots, but nothing snapped off. The Optimus/Megatron pack is interesting. I still think this release of Prime should have been the SDCC release. After fiddling with Megatron to get his back locked into place, I like his backpack much more than I do of what I've seen of the one on his VOY version.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on March 22, 2012, 10:08:33 PM
I'm basically waiting for a re-release of Armada Starscream until I buy another TF. I was running out of room for my collection and now I'm in the process of planning a trip back to my grandma's to bring some more of my stuff up and pack away what I don't bring in long term storage in one of our storage buildings down there ( and probably do some repairs to the biggest one since its the oldest building on the property and is in bad need of repairs to continue to function as a viable storage building)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 22, 2012, 10:35:46 PM
^^^Has there been an anoouncement about them re-releasing that figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 23, 2012, 02:44:58 PM
Not so far, but anything's possible.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on March 24, 2012, 10:36:03 PM
Haven't heard anything,but it is one of the top most wanted for a re-release.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 28, 2012, 11:30:14 PM
My Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ecto-1 came in today.  Man what a model.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 10, 2012, 03:38:32 PM
The only thing I have like that is a version of the 89 Batmobile that they released some years back. Still haven't opened it... Anyway, just got back from my step mom's older brother's place, no internet, and I picked 6 this time around, plus a blu-ray I've been mulling for months now.

TFs P-RID:

VOY Megatron - looks slightly better in person.
Deluxe Soundwave - hoping I'd find him soon.
Cyberverse Commanders Optimus, Bulkhead, Megatron and Starscream. - I thought that if I ever picked them up that I'd try to find the ones without the mini DVD, no point in having the same episode 5 times.

Blu-Ray:

TNG-R sampler - my dad spotted it and I just did a mental shrug 'why not.'

UPDATE: On the TFs at least. I like Soundwave. He may be a bit on the short side due to the hunch, but he's still creepy. The Cyberverse figures... I like that their weapons don't feel like they're made out of candy. Of the 4 I think I like Megatron most, now if only they could have scaled it up to give us better versions of him at the larger price points. Little disappointed that Bulkhead's got no back, but I suppose they couldn't do much at this size. Optimus Isn't too bad, but I don't really see how else they could do him. Starscream... I don't like that they had to cheat so much, but with his lanky design I suppose they didn't have a choice. VOY Megatron... he's imposing, I'll give him that but I am not impressed by the backpack. I thought the gimmick with the cannon was weak even in the package. The fact that the pictures on the back of the box make him look better is also a knock against him. Just glad I got him as part of the bogo sale that the Zellers I was at was having.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 21, 2012, 08:13:09 PM
Been in North Bay for the last day or so, visiting family tyvm, and I managed quite the haul here, including something that made me do a mental facepalm because I didn't like the odds of finding it anywhere by this point, especially here.

P-RID:

Cyberverse Arcee, since I have Bumblebee and Bulkhead in this scale, why not get her too.
The Bumblebee/Starscream multipack, excusing the purple tint, this one's more accurate than the FE release. Plus I get Silas and one of his goons.
VOY Optimus Prime... well, hehe, umm... this is one I was going to 'settle on' due to the unlikelihood of finding the FE version at this point.

Here's where the facepalm comes in... North Bay has never been blessed with having a TRU. That still holds true... to a degree. Apparently, this town is one of the places that got a TRU Express, though.

FE:

VOY Optimus Prime... I kinda hoped they had Bulkhead too, but no such luck. I'm still happy though since I got at least one of those two. Plus I can compare notes between the two Primes.

UDATE: A day later, I didn't feel a new post was needed, and I've opened Arcee and both Primes up by now. Arcee's not bad, don't care for the weapon, though. The Primes... They're more evenly matched than I suspected, as far as joints go at least. As for everything else... P-RID does look better in person, but I think he gets more wrong than he does right. The weapons being the most obvious, though I do think his mechtech weapon comes off better than Megatron's. FE, my only knock is the sword. It's too rubbery and in terms of how they want you to put it on his arm, the blade's on backwards. If you were to go for one, try to get the FE version. If you can't P-RID will do.

UPDATE 2: Opened the multipack last night. The only thing that confuses me is the colour choices. Bumblebee's I can kinda see since it could be explained by the 2 parter on the DVD. Starscream, not so much.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 12, 2012, 01:45:04 PM
Ottawa Comic Con Day 1:

Small haul, but informative in terms of how the Con itself is set up.

Picked up a new Doctor Who watch to replace the one that went missing. Got SE Drag Strip, to go with Overkill and Megatron, and Energon Scorponok.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 13, 2012, 02:27:27 PM
Ottawa Comic Con Day 2, last day:

Encore Devastator

Transformers United Beast Megatron

Otherwise, sat in on Adam Baldwin's panel. He's a real cut up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 02, 2012, 02:04:35 PM
Did a little shoppin' and picked up the Masterforce DVDs and a Domo. The former 'if I could find it,' the latter impulse buy based off of hearing about him for years.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 07, 2012, 02:35:30 PM
My dad and my step mom were out at Giant Tiger a little earlier and bought me few Transformers, 2 were rebuys, one wasn't. (They seemed to be having a sale.) The one that was new to me was Fallback. Not sure about what to do with the rebuys.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 10, 2012, 01:51:14 PM
Did a little shopping today at Zellers and TRU, among other places. Zellers, unsurprisingly, nada. At TRU I was hoping to find FE Bulkhead, but all this one had in terms of FEs happened to be almost 2 dozen Bumblebees. I walked out with Movie Trilogy Optimus. Also picked up Photoshop elsewhere, slightly more than I expected but I'm happy now.

UPDATE: Opened Fallback and Optimus. Fallback? They should have tried harder to integrate everything better. I can still see what they were trying to do, though. Optimus? This is the second time I've gotten the base figure. I know now why I picked him up in the first place. Still have the same complaint about doing something with the back pack.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 24, 2012, 05:21:39 PM
In Vegas for the week, drove down in case you're curious, and had some time to kill before we could check in to our room so we checked out one of the super Walmarts in the area and I came out with Knockout and Airachnid. I know she could be better, but I still like her character for the creep factor.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 26, 2012, 03:15:11 PM
Out and about again today, a Target and a Walmart. Picked up VOY  Starscream from the Walmart. Still think the weapons these things come with suck, and I'm aware of the issue with the waste.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 26, 2012, 06:32:59 PM
Got me a Tardis!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 27, 2012, 05:24:16 PM
Went out intending to visit the Gold & Silver Pawn shop, but the line outside was too long. Went to a Target and a Walmart instead. Picked up Ratchet from the Target.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 28, 2012, 07:08:41 PM
Another day, another shopping trip. This time 4 from 3 different lines.

Generations (style packaging):

Backstop and Wreckloose - Liked the other version of Backstop enough that I was open to other uses, just with different colours if possible. Wreckloose is new to me.

DOTM:

Commander class Powerglide - I've seen him often enough that I figured 'why not?' this time around.

Prime:

Legion class Breakdown - if some of the more paranoid fans are right, doubt it but that's a debate for another time, this might be the only way to get Breakdown without paying Leader class prices for a VOY class figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 30, 2012, 03:28:14 PM
My dad and my step mom were out doing a little sightseeing earlier and found a survival knife. Little plain but still nice.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 01, 2012, 07:12:32 PM
Starting week 2 of our Vegas stay (they decided to extend it by a week) and I 3 TFs, a Doctor Who item and a knife related item.

Tfs:

Hot Shot - like this use better than Bumblebee.
Dead End - Liked Wheeljack, so this one was worthy of my attention.
Legion glass Evac - Doubt I'll run into the Deluxe any time soon, so why not.

Doctor Who:

A t-shirt - My dad looks for shirts for me every now and then and I had rejected an overly silly Trek shirt earlier, so eh what the heck.

Knife related:

Another book to add to the pile.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 05, 2012, 09:28:34 PM
Went to have a look at the Gold & Silver and I have a better feel for the place now. After that we went to Fremont Street and I unexpectedly added another piece to my spray paint paintings.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 06, 2012, 05:21:32 PM
Out and about today, probably my last day to do so before we start heading across the border to visit family, and I came away with a small haul. Legion class DOTM Soundwave, released through the Prime line.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 12, 2012, 02:54:01 PM
Been in Campbell River, BC since Monday night and I got handed a couple of new additions to my knives by one of my uncles a little while ago. A 2 pack of folders, nice ones at that.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 01, 2012, 01:59:53 PM
Been back home for the last couple of weeks and didn't see anything note worthy until today. I was at a Zellers when I spotted and picked up the Leader class (?) Optimus Prime for the Prime line. Looked better in person than I had expected and it was much cheaper than I figured it would be, ~$40.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 12, 2012, 03:44:55 PM
Just got back from a week at my step mom's older brother's place, no internet ugh, and I got 4 this time around.

Prime Cyberverse:

Commander class Dreadwing. Expected him in the States.

Optimus Maximus. The only one of the 2 that has caught my attention and it was $40. (Note to Canadian fans, pick it up at Zellers if you want it.)

Bot Shots:

Launcher Optimus and Megatron. Didn't feel right getting one without the other even though I have the single release Optimus.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 18, 2012, 12:18:28 PM
Went out today, picked up FOC Optimus Prime at a comic shop.

UPDATE: Opened up some of my recent hauls.

Optimus Maximus - I've seen worse base modes.

Weaponiser Optimus Prime - They could have done things differently, but it's not a terrible figure. (Note to Canadian fans: The electronic sticker they put on our toys is on the vehicle mode hood. If you want to display him in that mode, consider this a heads up on that.)

Bot Shots Launcher Optimus Prime - Springs seem a bit more likely to go off on this one.

Backstop - Pretty much as I remembered. Better colours as I thought this time around.

Wreckloose - I wasn't sure what to expect when I got him. I like what I see.

FOC Optimus Prime - He's smaller than I expected, but I don't think that's a bad thing.

Commander class Dreadwing - Another good use of this size class.

Bot Shots Launcher Megatron - He may be tiny but he's still Megatron. having a heck of a time getting his launcher armed, though.

DOTM Legion Soundwave - Eh, about average, more or less, for this size.

Airachnid - Such a creepy character.... (sigh)... If you have to have everybody that's appeared on the show, pick her up. If not, don't.

Knockout - Whoever came up with his instructions should be fired.

DOTM Commander Powerglide - I see what they were going for but I think they missed the mark a bit.

UPDATE ROUND 2 A DAY LATER:

Legion Breakdown - I think either somebody tried to steal him but didn't get very far, or he was a return. Otherwise, could be taller.

Legion Evac - Nice but seems like he's missing a couple of tabs.

Dead End - Since I liked Wheeljack it didn't take me all that long to decide to pick him up. Just had a little trouble remembering how the legs went.

Ratchet - I like him. I just needed to consult Emgo's vid to figure out where to put the cab sections that made up the back of his legs.

Hotshot - Shouldn't have released this one as Bumblebee. The car mode may be the same but that's as far as it goes. One tab in his legs is being a pain in the butt though.

VOY Starscream - Not bad. Leaving aside the questionable gimmick for this class in this line, there are some things they did right, some things they did wrong.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 24, 2012, 02:22:18 PM
Out and about again today checking out a new Walmart and a Zellers I rarely go to. Nada as far as the Walmart. FOC Jazz from the Zellers, about a buck more than the norm, unlike what I've been hearing from the States.

Update: Not a fan of how you're supposed to get his arms into vehicle mode. The tiny tabs just below his elbows damage easily if you're not very careful.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 02, 2012, 04:32:23 AM
Not really a collection post but my store started carrying mexican pepsi to go along with the mexican coke.  Man that is some good soda.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 02, 2012, 05:56:48 AM
It uses cane suger, doesn't it?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 02, 2012, 12:15:24 PM
Yep.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 05, 2012, 05:01:10 PM
Out again today, expecting to see either new Prime stuff or perhaps FOC Shockwave. Nada on that front, so I got Transformers Victory instead. ~$22 was just enough that I didn't see a point in shopping around for a better price.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 06, 2012, 06:09:50 PM
We now have 2 Wal Marts in this city, and still ZERO Transformers to be found...

Next time I'm in Whitby, I may swing by the Toy R Us there.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 08, 2012, 01:35:09 PM
I was at a TRU today, while I can't say they have the GDO(?) exclusives I've heard were seen recently I can say they have all of the FOC figures released here to date. On that note, I got Shockwave.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 08, 2012, 07:57:22 PM
We now have 2 Wal Marts in this city, and still ZERO Transformers to be found...

Next time I'm in Whitby, I may swing by the Toy R Us there.

I'll say, Ive been looking for ratchet for weeks.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 09, 2012, 08:22:54 AM
I really want Dreadwing, Soundwave, and Bulkhead.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 14, 2012, 02:37:07 PM
Soundwave's good, Dreadwing's on the list but I'm not impressed by the gun. Bulkhead... I'd rather get the First Edition version over the RID version.

Anyway, out and about again this time picking up something for my Hallmark ornaments, this year's is very appropriate. The Enterprise-D.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 30, 2012, 08:50:02 PM
Added something to My Star Wars stuff that I found too interesting to pass up, The Jedi Path. Maybe a quarter of the way through by this point and I'm already thinking about getting the Sith counterpart.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 06, 2012, 03:14:27 PM
Out and about again, this time to St. Lurent, which has the other TRU that I don't go to as often. Came back with 2 of 3 of GDO exclusives I've heard they're supposed to have. Swerve and Cliffjumper. Since I liked Kup, Swerve was an easy decision. Cliffjumper strikes me as a bit odd since he's a repaint/retool of himself. On that note, I was hoping to get FE Prime Cliffjumper first, but this one'll do for now.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 14, 2012, 03:37:24 PM
Out and about, a local Zellers and the TRU I usually go to this time around. GDO Cliffjumper appears to be Shelfwarming there, which isn't a good sign for any of the other releases and as a result of Cliff's Shelfwarming I didn't see anything I really wanted as far as TFs go. So, since I've been thinking about TMNT lately, I went with plan B: one of the 'Classic Collection' figures: Donnie. I had a bit of a hard time figuring out who of the 4 releases so far to go with first so I asked the friend who took me who she'd go with. I narrowed it down to Donnie or Mikey, Donnie lucked out.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 16, 2012, 03:55:32 PM
Out for my flu shot. ... yay... Afterwards we went to a Walmart I don't go to that often. Thought about Commander Ironhide, but I decided I wasn't that interested, so I looked around to see if they had anything of interest and found some TMNT stuff, specifically the figures I was looking at in TRU on Sunday. After finding a couple of unacceptable Raph's and Mikey's, I walked away with a Leo... But not before looking through almost half a dozen to make sure I got one with relatively good eyes.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 19, 2012, 06:21:37 PM
Out yet again, this time I actually wanted to go out. One Zellers, one Walmart and one TRU, nada for TFs so I went with another Turtle, Mikey, this time around. ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 27, 2012, 01:36:36 PM
Out and about yet again, to a Walmart I have never been to. Thinking I might find just about anything, ended up with VOY Dreadwing. Liked what I've seen of the figure, but not happy about the gun. Otherwise popped into a nearby Futureshop to see what they have for 8 now that it's out. From what little I've seen I'm on the fence about this one. Might do a more in depth look at a later date, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 10, 2012, 03:16:56 PM
Out yet again, checked out a relatively new Walmart and a brand spankin' new TRU that are around 20 minutes from me depending on how you get to that area. Walmart netted me 2 cyberverse figures, Flamewar and the orange Knock Out. TRU I just settled on the GDO VOY Megatron, though I could have easily drained my account based on what was there.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 20, 2012, 08:02:27 PM
Did a little late night shopping, picked up the last of the TMNT stuff I wanted and something a bit different for me, the Halo 4 Master Chief. The single release, not the one that comes with the cryo pod. I'm interested enough in the story behind the games that I decided to pick up at least one figure from this line.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 28, 2012, 04:08:28 PM
In Toronto for the next day or so, dad's here on business I'm tagging along, and we did a little mall hopping before we checked in. Came away with this year's Ships of the Line calender and a couple of Cyberverse figures. Some of the images in the calender are a bit surreal to me. The Cyberverse figures are Tailgate and Falback. I liked the originals well enough that, eh, why not?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 29, 2012, 07:32:36 PM
Day 2, Dad finished work, so although we could have gone home by now we spent the day out and about. Bought 7 this time: 4 DOTM minicons, 2 FEs and a GDO. The GDO is going under the tree.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 17, 2012, 08:23:11 PM
Heh. Turns out everything I got in Toronto is going under the tree...

On that note, I did a little shopping for my dad and my step mom and then a little for myself. Still no new general retail TFs I want, so plan B again. Halo, I was thinking about getting the Spartan Warrior in order to give the Chief something else to use aside from the Assault Rifle he comes with. I just didn't like the paint job for some reason I can't nail down. I've been eyeballing the Zealot since before I decided to get the Chief, so that's what I went with. Having a heck of a time getting his sword into his hand though, so I've put it on his hip, for the moment.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 26, 2012, 05:04:40 PM
Just got back from my Stepmom's older brother's place and in addition to Everything from Toronto for Xmas, I also got a Gil Hibben designed Toothpick knife.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on December 26, 2012, 08:31:56 PM
So, I've decided that FLO can't be the only one collecting Transformers. I picked up a three pack of Deluxes from DoTM. Ratchet, Bumblebee and Starscream. Mostly, I bought it for Starscream.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 26, 2012, 09:27:28 PM
I'm still collecting Transformers, when I can find them. Zellers is gone, and Wal-Mart ::spit::, rarely has any in stock. Though I got lucky three weeks ago, and stumbled across a Prime Soundwave at Sears.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 29, 2012, 07:03:32 PM
(shrug) For the most part I have the time and money to do so. I realize it sometimes comes across as I'm the only one still interested so I sometimes wait for one of you to break things up a bit or change things up by buying something different. Today, for example, I got Forward Unto Dawn on Blu-ray. I had already seen the YT version and decided to pick it up if I could without shelling out for the game as well. I've shown it to my Dad and my Step-mom, they both like it. ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on December 30, 2012, 02:55:36 AM
I'm only making fun of the situation a little, FLO. After all, I'm the one here who buys, builds and paints what are effectively expensive army men.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 05, 2013, 03:13:25 PM
Hehe, yeah, I figured as much. ;) Just throws me off a bit to see some pages where I have as many as 6 posts in a row is all.

Anyway, went out and used a gift card I got over the holidays, bought the Klingon Bird-of-Prey tech manual. Very  interesting read. If you guys haven't gotten yet, find it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 06, 2013, 12:17:17 AM
So, I've decided that FLO can't be the only one collecting Transformers. I picked up a three pack of Deluxes from DoTM. Ratchet, Bumblebee and Starscream. Mostly, I bought it for Starscream.

Im still looking at them.  I've been looking around for deluxe Ratchet and Ultra Magnus caught my eye (though Im holding off for the weaponizer).  The recent batch just hasn't really caught my interest to be honest.  Ive been debating on wether to get MP thundercracker.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 17, 2013, 07:35:44 PM
Went out a little while ago, picked 2, one from a just-starting-its-final-phase-of-closing Zellers and the other from the Walmart just up the road. The Zellers buy was Darksteel, 30% off plus I've lost count of how often I've seen him, so why not. The Walmart buy was FOC Vortex. I was hoping to get him and the other 4 all at the same time but no such luck... for now.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 29, 2013, 07:21:28 PM
Went out again, hoping I'd find more of the guys that make up Bruticus but no such luck. Picked up some of the Beast Hunters Commander class figures, Optimus and Predaking, instead. I think for me Beast Hunters will be case-by-case. Not really impressed by the spikes being added to returning characters.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 01, 2013, 07:49:20 PM
Went out again thinking I'd get something TF related, but had a back up plan in case I didn't see anything. I didn't, so plan B, the recent Klingon Bird of Prey release through DST. The version they picked was an interesting choice, but considering their recent trend of including voices this was probably their best bet.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 10, 2013, 09:06:29 PM
I must have Generations Blitzwing!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 10, 2013, 10:20:10 PM
He looks nice but I'm thinking about Metroplex.  ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 12, 2013, 03:31:43 PM
Went out and about today, picked up something I wasn't expecting to see here. Shout Factory's release of Beast Wars, apparently somebody ordered a copy through HMV and I got super lucky.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 12, 2013, 09:34:28 PM
He looks nice but I'm thinking about Metroplex.  ;D

Unless they do a newer starship version of Omega Supreme i dont think I'll be picking up any large TFs like that again.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 16, 2013, 02:27:15 PM
Fair enough on that, I know that some prefer certain size classes over others anyway.

On that note found VOY Soundblaster, little surprised that I didn't see Soundwave or any of the data disk 2 packs, but, eh, I'll pick those guys up as I find them.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 18, 2013, 02:15:53 PM
I dont mind larger Tranformers but the supreme classes Ive gotten have been a bit of a letdown (minus Unicron) I've always been partial to Leaders and Voyagers myself.  It depends on the character too.  For example in 2008 I would have prefered an ultra class Cyclonus to an ultra class Silverbolt.

Just picked up the DST Klingon Bird of Prey.  These DST ships just keep getting better and better.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 19, 2013, 06:40:57 PM
Ah, totally understand. As for the BoP I was impressed the second it was out of the package. I was thinking they still used the old pull tabs for the demo mode, much prefer the switch since it doesn't break anything up to the same degree as the hole for the tab.

Anyway, I was out again bit shorter this time and picked up a couple of legion class figures. Airachnid and Smokescreen, since I didn't see anything else I wanted at my local Walmart. He's a car so no way they'd screw that up, and she seems to be marginally better than the deluxe, or so I've heard.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 26, 2013, 07:28:56 PM
Out and about yet again tonight, got 4 this time. FOC Soundwave from TRU, somewhat unexpectedly since I've heard a lot of complaints about their not bothering to restock lately. Then after a little pit stop at Futureshop and Best Buy (my friend is eying a new computer after her's had gotten corrupted somehow) we went to Walmart, FOC Blast Off, Swindle and Onslaught. I am now just one away from completing Bruticus.  ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 02, 2013, 02:49:33 PM
Went out thinking I might be able to complete Bruticus, no such luck. Instead I picked up legion class Twinstrike and something related to something I apparently forgot to list here. A few weeks ago I picked up Fullmetal Alchemist (the original version of the series, not Brotherhood) and I've been looking off and on for the sequel movie since. Found it today.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 15, 2013, 02:15:23 PM
Went out with my dad and my step mom, she had an eye check-up of some sort, and I managed to pick up the 2 data disc 2 packs and I finally, finally, finally finished Bruticus. I'll see what I think later tonight or some time tomorrow.

UPDATE: I like Bruticus, gorilla arms included. Got a bit tense when connecting them together, but once I figured out the best way to do it everything went smoothly.

Soundwave/Soundblaster's new minions are also pretty good. Found it a bit odd that Frenzy had his arms up while Rumble didn't but I guess it had to do with telling them apart outside of the colour of course.

DAY LATER: Didn't feel this needed it's own post, but I forgot to list the fact that I got the Trek Visual Dictionary yesterday. Also I had a second outing today where I picked up an all but name and colour wind-up toy version of Robby the Robot. I thought it was too neat to pass up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 20, 2013, 01:12:26 PM
Out yet again, picked up 2 this time. Beast Hunters VOY Optimus Prime, the only thing that throws me off about him is the green. Universe Ultra(?) Optimus Primal, I saw him when I picked up the BoP and decided that I would try to get him if he was still there. Colours may be a little odd, but there isn't anything that I'm not liking that way.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on March 20, 2013, 01:16:12 PM
I how you guys can go to a random store and find the awesome Transformers figures, while here, I'm lucky if I can find shelf warmers, 6 months after being discontinued.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 20, 2013, 08:57:53 PM
^^^Dont feel too bad Xero The TRU near me still has old Dark of the moon stuff and I have yet to see any Prime deluxes that weren't Bumblebee.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 23, 2013, 02:26:41 PM
Huh. Weird how things are these days. Our change over from Zellers to Target really doesn't help much either. That said found another one today, VOY Predaking.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 25, 2013, 01:15:58 PM
In Toronto for the next few days and added another anime series, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, both seasons. As I was saying to the guy we paid, thanks to YTV not picking up the second season I'm a little behind.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 26, 2013, 04:08:50 PM
Did a little more shopping today, Leader class DOTM Sentinel Prime and BH Lazerback. Sentinel because I finally found one with the proper voice box Lazerback was kind of a seen-him-a-dozen-times-by-now break down, plus I have the VOY Predaking so he might as well have some minions.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 03, 2013, 01:46:49 PM
Out and about today, after an aborted outing on Saturday, and picked up 2. PRID Ultra Magnus and Thundertron. I've been thinking about these guys for a while now and I generally like the look of these guys, I've just been sitting on my hands waiting for them to show up here. Also spotted FOC Ultra Magnus and Sideswipe, but I decided to save those guys for another time.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 18, 2013, 01:24:34 PM
Did a little shopping today, only bought 1 thing though. YOTS Optimus Prime after paying for him, I wasn't going to buy anything else.

UPDATE: I can see why the original got the nickname 'Fatimus,' but I like what I see. Nice change of pace from some of the 30-steps-between-modes figures we've gotten lately.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on April 23, 2013, 06:19:11 PM
Well Ive got the DST Enterprise-B coming.

See now I was a bit worried about getting Generations Blitzwing after seeing Blatmatrix's early review but peaugh did his review and now I feel much better.  He even convinced me to get Springer.  Its nice to see Hasbro and Takara can do descent triple changers.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on April 26, 2013, 01:49:01 PM
Went out today, and against my better judgement, went into Wal-Mart ::spit::, to pick something up for someone. Saw FoC Soundwave, the only Transformer on the shelf, and bought him. Nice figure.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on April 26, 2013, 07:47:58 PM
The Enterprise-B arrived today.  Very nice ship model.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 02, 2013, 05:02:35 PM
Today's haul: Three Trek novels, three Hibben knives (2 from the Expendables movies), two Marvel books (one being the prelude tie in to IM3) and a new TV.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 18, 2013, 04:59:42 PM
In BC for about a week, did a little shopping, local Target and Walmart, and only came away with one that I wanted: Hardshell. Might army build him since they didn't include the scars.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 30, 2013, 01:21:43 PM
Out and about today, picked up FOC Ultra Magnus.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 01, 2013, 03:42:09 PM
After watching the new Trek movie, I decided to kill some time before heading back home. Picked up the prequel comic. This one didn't seem like required reading before the movie like Countdown did for the first one.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 07, 2013, 05:03:07 PM
Added something to My Star Wars stuff that I found too interesting to pass up, The Jedi Path. Maybe a quarter of the way through by this point and I'm already thinking about getting the Sith counterpart.

Almost a year later and I have the Sith book, I picked it up yesterday actually (forgot to post about it). I'm almost done at this point. It's an interesting counterpoint to the Jedi book.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 19, 2013, 05:37:58 PM
Out again, was kind of price hunting because in a couple of weeks I'm going to the States for a few weeks. I saw the Ultimate figures being released through the Prime line and Prime himself is absolutely massive. I did break down on one thing, though. I finally saw the Legacy Morpher which, if TRU.com's price is the in-store price, is $10 cheaper here. So, I looked at a couple to check for anything I didn't like and bought one.  ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 26, 2013, 12:34:12 AM
Not really a new aquisition for me per say but my nephew got himself a weaponizer Bumblebee from the prime line.  Really glad I skipped out on these they really aren't as nice as the previous lines leader class granted the Prime line seems way more geared toward kids.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 26, 2013, 05:47:54 PM
I've got Optimus and I like him well enough, I just didn't like the huge sticker that got slapped on what becomes the cab's hood. Passed on BB though because I didn't think that size class fit him.

Anyway, I was out again and I wasn't particularly thinking of picking anything up, but I was at the TRU at St. Lurent and they were having a 25% sale, so I picked up the one new figure that I was most comfy buying right now, Shockwave.

UPDATE: Yep, the armor is not going on him. He's imposing enough as is.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 29, 2013, 05:57:53 PM
First part of our month or so long trip in the States and I picked up one of the new legends 2 packs and one of the triple changers.

The 2 pack: Bumblebee/Blazemaster

The triple changer: Springer.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 30, 2013, 12:13:55 PM
Did a little shopping to kill time before we checked into our hotel and picked up 2. The other 2 pack I know is out, Optimus Prime/Roller, and I picked up BH Cyberverse Commander Shockwave.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 01, 2013, 04:00:45 PM
Another day, another outing. Three this time, one being a book.

Beast Hunters:

Smokescreen. Like VOY Shockwave, not keeping his armor on him.

Generations:

Sandstorm, oddly enough. Figured I'd pick up Blitzwing before I get him.

Trek:

Star Trek: The Next Generation - On Board the USS Enterprise. The Big D was always a fav, so easy buy.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 02, 2013, 02:00:24 PM
Another day, another case of kill time before we could check in. Only one this time, Ripclaw. Not much marbling, which is something I was hoping for if I ever got her since I don't case for when they do that just because they can.

UPDATE: Had a second outing. Found 2 more and a movie 3 pack.

TFs:

Skystalker
FOC Sideswipe. (I just hope his plastic is a bit tougher than Jazz's was.)

Movie 3 pack:

The 90's Gamera trilogy. As long as it's been since I've seen a Godzilla movie, it's been even longer since I've seen a Gamera movie.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 03, 2013, 02:42:49 AM
Hey Hasbro...Im glad you're doing a Rhinox and Waspinator for Generations but could I get some show accurate Vehicon Generals from Beast machines.  I'd really like a Voyager Thrust.  Oh and if your gonna do more Beast Wars characters....Inferno.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 04, 2013, 12:15:11 PM
Voyager for Thrust? Tankor or Strika would be a better fit I would think.

Anyway, another day, another stop and 4 this time. One VOY, 1 Deluxe and 2 Legion.

VOY: Blitzwing.

Deluxe: A Vehicon. If anybody's still looking for one, or to add to any you might have already, go to Big Lots. ~$8 a pop.

Legion: Soundwave and Hun-Gurrr
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 04, 2013, 10:47:02 PM
I cannot wait to get Blitzwing. 

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Voyager for Thrust? Tankor or Strika would be a better fit I would think.

I was thinking ultra for Tankor and Strika.  I was thinking Voyager as it might allow him to be more show accurate.  Besides Im not one for size accuracy.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 12, 2013, 06:16:56 PM
Fair enough on that.

Out and about today. Picked up 6 this time around, all of Ruination and Grimwing.

EDIT: Forgot something, also picked up Legend of Korra Book 1.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 17, 2013, 04:31:23 PM
Went out for Orphan Black, which wasn't that difficult to find, and picked up 4 TFs this time around. FOC Air Raid, Predacons Rising Skylynx, Darksteel and the Abominus set.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 24, 2013, 01:39:30 PM
After taking a week to open up my States haul and I like a good chunk of what I got, a couple of amateurish mistakes notwithstanding, went out today see what I could find and I came away with 2 that I actually thought I'd got State-side, FOC Grimlock and Starscream, thanks to another 25% off sale.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 03, 2013, 01:34:08 PM
Did a little shopping today. Picked up 2 things one TF the other Trek.

TF:

IDW Megatron. Canadian fans, if you're expecting the comic, go to your local comic shop or similar shops.

Trek:

Hallmark's latest ornament, the Kelvin.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on September 04, 2013, 12:09:31 PM
I'm thinking I'll try to pick up the Kelvin myself. On another collection note, I picked up nearly a year ago the Franklin Mint pieces of the NCC-1701 and the Klingon Cruiser.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 07, 2013, 01:34:26 PM
After some mulling, I finally decided to add another Morpher. The Gosei Morpher.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 19, 2013, 02:00:54 PM
Did a little shopping, including one of the newly opened Targets in the area. Picked up BH Ultra Magnus, from Wallyworld, and the 6" Black series R2, from Target. The former was a 'should have seen in the States' buy and the latter... I like R2 and he was $5 cheaper than anywhere else.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 22, 2013, 02:43:17 AM
For my birthday (belated) I got Bioshock Infinite for PS2 and the hot wheels U.S.S Kelvin
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 27, 2013, 07:12:00 PM
I have been looking everywhere for those Hot Wheels ships, and nada. Really want the Vengeance.

Anyway, did a little shopping tonight and picked up Orion Pax. I can see why of the 4 he's one of the 2 people have said to pick up first.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 27, 2013, 09:47:58 PM
I could only get the kelvin on Amazon.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 04, 2013, 11:54:48 AM
Went out today to pre-order Arkham Origins, and stumbled upon Generations Springer.

I know some people have had problems with the car mode not lining up properly, but mine the fenders are misaligned by nearly 3 millimeters on both sides, and the panels won't peg into the rear wheel area at all.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 04, 2013, 01:38:51 PM
Ive still gotta get Blitzwing.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 09, 2013, 01:28:37 PM
He's alright, but there were a few things they really didn't think about on him that they should have tried a bit harder to deal with. Anyway, out and about yet again IDW Bumblebee this time around.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 10, 2013, 08:16:20 PM
Legacy Dragonzord
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3416779315964&set=gm.10151710183762843&type=1&theater
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 17, 2013, 01:12:10 PM
If this one materializes, I'll probably pick up the legacy megazord.

Anyway, picked up IDW Trailcutter.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 19, 2013, 02:43:19 PM
Out earlier thinking I'd find Metroplex since we were headed to a TRU today, I've only seen him in one, nada. So, thanks to the current 25% sale, picked up Ultimate Predaking. (General retail here, though I have wondered if we'd get the Target version as well now that they're open.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 30, 2013, 03:11:28 PM
Finally got Metroplex. Bit of a jaw dropper for my dad.  ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 02, 2013, 03:30:53 AM
Picked up the re-release of the DST Enterprise-D.  Not bad they fixed the loose-ness of the saucer section and the sound chip sounds better.  Though the neck on my primary hull seems really loose.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on December 02, 2013, 08:26:30 PM
See, I didn't have either of those problems with mine. Elaborate on the Saucer looseness.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 02, 2013, 09:09:50 PM
The edge of the saucer wasn't sealed or attached properly and would creak as the seperate pieces of the saucer would slide into each other.  I really dont know how else to describe it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on December 04, 2013, 06:52:48 PM
Huh, odd. Still, not sure if that was a production run error or not.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 18, 2013, 07:50:34 PM
Not an addition per say but a future addition!

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/official-images-transformers-generations-deluxe-wave-3-rattrap-crosscut-tankor/28980/

Squeeeee!!!! Tankor. Kinda sucks that he's not a Voyager but its great to see some Vehicons.  Hope we get a nice Thrust and Obsidian.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 18, 2013, 08:56:46 PM
Yeah Rattrap and Tankor will be on my list. Rattrap because it's Rattrap, Tankor because of his connection to Rhinox and because, say what you will about the stylized CG, I personally did like the Vehicon designs. Crosscut only if I like how Skids turned out, unless I end up buying them in reverse order again.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 19, 2013, 10:05:37 PM
I thought the Vehicon designs were awesome.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 26, 2013, 04:57:01 PM
Xmas haul, a Cody Bowie knife gold edition, a book about knives and stuff, the latest SotL calender, a Darth Vader shirt, a Batman shirt, a movie, a mini Cyberman bust, a mini TOS style phaser, a new wallet stuffed with gift cards, also food and money.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 31, 2013, 06:38:54 PM
Out earlier, debated between a couple. Picked up Hoist. Also opened up some of my xmas haul, specifically the mini phaser and Cyberman bust. Not bad, the books they come with are perhaps a bit more basic than I might have expected, but there's only so much you can put into books this size I suppose.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 01, 2014, 02:50:25 AM
Sorry Im late

Christmas haul

-Resident Evil: Revelations for PS3 (probably my favorite of the modern RE games)
-Matty collector neutrona wand (the gun from Ghostbusters...this thing is awesome)
-Star Trek Stellar cartography
-Absolute Blackest Night
-Star trek TNG season 5 blu-ray (well this is still uechnically one the way).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 07, 2014, 09:56:10 PM
My TNG season 5 blu-ray came in today.  Man the picture looks spectacular.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 08, 2014, 07:29:21 PM
Xmas haul, a Cody Bowie knife gold edition, a book about knives and stuff, the latest SotL calender, a Darth Vader shirt, a Batman shirt, a movie, a mini Cyberman bust, a mini TOS style phaser, a new wallet stuffed with gift cards, also food and money.

Out earlier found the other 2 Doctor Who kits I know about. I went with the TARDIS kit because it's the rarer of the DW kits for some reason.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 21, 2014, 12:24:37 AM
Picked up Blitzwing the other day...ehh not bad could have been better.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 21, 2014, 05:50:44 PM
Yeah, I'm not planning on picking up Doubledealer as a result.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 22, 2014, 03:29:22 PM
Another day, another shopping trip. Two non TFs and one TF that waz on my short lizt.


RoboCop:

The 4 inch versions of the silver and black suits. Seems to have a better range of motion than the 6 inchers and no lame gimmicks.

Tranzformerz:

Waspinator.

FLO happy at lazt.  ;D

(something gets thrown at head)

Hey! I had to, it's him I just had to.

UPDATE: If you want decent representations of the suits from RoboCop, but don't want to pay a lot, get the 4 inch versions. I have a feeling that they used the Iron Man 2 toys to give them pointers on how to make these guys.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 26, 2014, 08:51:43 PM
Dont know if anyone has seen this but...

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generations-classics-44/toy-fair-2014-generations-leader-class-jetfire-official-images-179300/

Apparently Xero is right there is no such thing as too many Jetfires.  He looks great and I hope this means we might get some new molds for previously released figures *crosses fingers for a larger sized Cyclonus*
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 26, 2014, 09:16:14 PM
I've been waiting eagerly for Leader Jetfire ever since I first saw the images a couple weeks ago.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 26, 2014, 09:17:43 PM
Yeah he's on my wishlist for 2014.  And i mean a leader class too.  I would have been happy with some new ultras but a leader jetfire and apparently a megatron too.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 02, 2014, 12:22:06 AM
Decided to quit ballyhooing and picked up Springer....good lord its like Night and Day compared to Blitzwing.  I dare say he may be the best triple changer ever.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 02, 2014, 03:39:19 PM
If you haven't already, I'd pick up Sandstorm when you have the chance, too. I've caught people looking at both and anytime I've mentioned that one was a retool of the other I always get a double take or a "seriously?". ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 03, 2014, 03:52:54 PM
I may consider it as I watching Peaugh's review on him and he looks great.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on April 09, 2014, 12:59:54 AM
Oh by the way picked the DST Excelsior....get this ship she looks great (and feels damn solid too).  Im gonna pick up a second just for the hell of it (maybe even the NX-2000 variant as well).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on April 10, 2014, 11:06:10 PM
Excelsior or E-B? I've seen the E-B at my local hobby shop, but not the Excelsior.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on April 10, 2014, 11:19:35 PM
Excelsior...the Enterprise-B is nice but the Excelsior is damn near perfect.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 24, 2014, 01:38:15 PM
Out earlier and finally picked up Rhinox. Not sure why I waited until now, but eh, I got him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on April 27, 2014, 02:57:37 AM
Ive seen this starship collection site on facebook recently.

http://www.startrek-starships.com/usa/index.asp

It did peak my interest a bit but I have neither the funds now space for it right now.  Recently I noticed that they did an Akira class model.  Intrigued as Ive always wanted an Akira I took to ebay and picked one up for a reasonable price.  Normally I dont particularly like small staship models like this but good lord this is a great piece.  Its nice to finally have an Akira I can hold in my hand Ive been waiting almost 16 years for this.  It comes with a small sturdy stand and a nice glossy magazine that features the Akira.  If they do some other ships I might pick up more....one of the future ones they've got coming up is the Dauntless
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 28, 2014, 01:38:34 PM
I think I've seen these listed at Big Bad Toy Store a few times in my odd wondering through there.. Some look interesting, some, eh.

Anyway, out yet again and the bug bit me twice. Skids and Cosmos/Payload. The former I was thinking about picking up, the latter... I missed the last time they released him so I was interested. I was scratching my head somewhat, though. We seem to have skipped Megatron/Chop Shop and Starscream/Waspinator. Little bummed that that seems to be the case, actually.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 01, 2014, 01:40:42 PM
Early b-day haul: 2 of the mega-mini kits, Dalek and 11's Sonic, and a hand me down tablet.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 02, 2014, 02:30:28 PM
My B-day this year seems to mostly be Doctor Who themed. First up a TARDIS table lamp, next the Doctor Who Vault. Finally, the only thing not Doctor Who related, Person of Interest Season 1.

UPDATE: Went out for supper and went to the comic book shop close by picked up both the Trans-Temporal Sonic Screwdriver and the War Doctor's. As I told my Dad when we got home, I expected to find one of them not both.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on May 14, 2014, 12:48:17 AM
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I think I've seen these listed at Big Bad Toy Store a few times in my odd wondering through there.. Some look interesting, some, eh.

According to the provisional list they might be doing an Enterprise-J

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Official_Starships_Collection

That I gotta see!!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on May 19, 2014, 09:42:14 PM
Just picked up the starships collection Equinox.  Not bad the nacelle pylons aren't as sturdy as the Akira's but its nice.  Though Im starting to wish I had gotten the Dauntless instead.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on May 22, 2014, 05:38:09 PM
Since I've been bitten by the WoT bug I started collecting Tank models and replicas. Here's my small but growing collection.

So far I have a Flames of War Stug III, A Flames of War Tiger, A Die Cast Tiger, a Die Cast Hetzer, A Testors M3 Lee, a Testors Sherman, A Bren Carrier, and a very small Matilda II.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 29, 2014, 01:53:46 PM
Out and about again, took a look at the AoE stuff and, after being a bit beside myself with which one to pick up, I took home VOY Grimlock. It was a little odd since only 2 of the 3 places I visited even had this stuff out.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 02, 2014, 01:32:16 PM
Out and about yet again, apparently I decided to splurge a little bit.

TF:

AoE Crosshairs

Godzilla:

NECA's 6" tall 2014 Godzilla

Star Trek:

2 books. One of which is the Klingon Art of War. I thought it was too interesting to not pick up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on June 03, 2014, 11:50:36 PM
Just picked up the starships collection Equinox.  Not bad the nacelle pylons aren't as sturdy as the Akira's but its nice.  Though Im starting to wish I had gotten the Dauntless instead.

What's your opinion of the series overall?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 04, 2014, 02:10:01 AM
Ive only got 2 so far (Im planning on getting the Dauntless next week)  but so far the quality is pretty good from what Ive seen and I like that they're doing more obscure ships from the franchise.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 09, 2014, 02:10:55 PM
Out again, picked up Slug and Scorn.

EDIT: I like these 2. hehe. I have an aunt and an uncle that have been staying over for a little over a week now. My uncle tried Scorn while I wasn't in the room. He couldn't do him. It took me less than 5 minutes. :D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 12, 2014, 12:48:54 PM
My dad just got back from a couple of days at Niagara Falls and brought back an Autobot t-shirt, the symbol itself is camo colored, and AoE Leader-class Optimus. Of the Leader figures, he was the only one I was honestly thinking about getting.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 20, 2014, 08:27:06 AM
Well just got the Eaglemoss Dauntless arrived today.  Very nice little ship.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 04, 2014, 02:00:53 PM
Out and about yet again, decided to pick up a couple that I skipped out on when the AoE stuff popped up: Evasion Mode Optimus and High Octane Bumblebee. The former because I was debating if I should just go for the Japanese one, but it doesn't really matter since their regular release isn't any more accurate colour wise than Hasbro's and the latter because I wasn't sure this version was even in the movie.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 04, 2014, 02:09:46 PM
Added two book to my Halo collection. Mortal Dictata the final book in the Kilo-Five Trilogy, and Halo: Initiation about how Sarah Palmer became a Spartan IV.

Now I just have to wait for the first book in the Covenant Trilogy, and Halo: Escalation Volume One to come out in November. Plus I need to find Halo: Bloodlines
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 04, 2014, 09:42:51 PM
You picking up any AOE figures?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on July 05, 2014, 01:18:59 AM
Only place to buy them is Walmart, and I refuse to go there. I will be ordering the Leader Class Universe Jetfire when it comes out.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 06, 2014, 02:34:50 AM
I as well...Im also miffed that the new leaders dont appear to have have any electronics.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 16, 2014, 01:17:52 PM
Another year, another ship from Hallmark. The Vengeance this year. (sigh) It's nice to finally have some representation of this beast.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on July 17, 2014, 01:02:11 AM
I have the Hot Wheels one that came with the collectors edition of "Trek into Darkness". Its a pretty good representation of the ship. 
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 22, 2014, 06:22:53 AM
Picked up generations Tankor.  I actually like him.  He's not perfect (he should have been a Voyager at least) but he's still a solid figure.  Here's hoping we get more vehicons im hoping we at least get Thrust and Obsidian.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 22, 2014, 03:21:26 PM
One problem, well 2 actually, with that, Moon. First, when I picked up the movie at Walmart I didn't see anything related to their exclusive release. Second, even if I did see something, my info said Walmart Canada got a Mimobot instead of the ship for their release. So, it was either wait for this release or spend more than I ever intended to for one of the QMx releases.

I'm planning on getting Tankor, too. I liked Rhinox well enough and, well, it might seem incomplete getting one but not the other.

My dad surprised me today with the Guardians prelude. the parts that are relevant to the movie are interesting. I mostly flipped through the stuff that isn't.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 21, 2014, 01:11:14 PM
Out yet again, went Power Rangers this time. The new Lord Zedd specifically.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 16, 2014, 06:32:17 PM
Well for my birthday I picked up the Eaglemoss Dominion battleship and Star Trek TNG season 6 blu-ray.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 18, 2014, 04:08:24 PM
Out today and my AOE Dinobots are complete. After only seeing one of the gimmick Strafes or the TRU exclusive, I finally found the single release.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 20, 2014, 01:44:25 PM
Out yet again. AOE (deluxe) Drift.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 07, 2014, 07:17:25 PM
Picked up my Eaglemoss Nebula class ship.  Not bad, the upper module seems to be on incorrectly and the nacelle pylons feel a little too frail for my taste but altogether its not too bad.  Im gonna order up my Prometheus tomorrow.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on October 08, 2014, 06:40:39 AM
I've recently bought the Vor'cha, which I can say is pretty good for it's price point.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 11, 2014, 04:26:41 PM
Well the Eaglemoss Prometheus finally arrived.  Pretty damn nice.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 16, 2014, 01:31:58 PM
I've thought about these ships on occasion myself, they've been showing up at a local comic shop recently. I haven't seen one yet that I just had to have, but the last time I was there the friend I go out with was checking out the Xindi Insectoid ship they've put out.

On a different note, I was out again and saw AOE VOY Hound and Galvatron. After a mental coin toss, I went with Galvatron.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 20, 2014, 01:21:06 PM
Out and about today, went Star Wars this time. The Bounty Hunter Code to be precise. I also got the feeling I was really meant to get it today because I found it in no less than 4 of the stores in the mall we were at.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 03, 2014, 03:49:14 PM
My Eaglemoss Jem'Hadar attack ship arrived today.  Very nice!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 16, 2014, 02:31:34 PM
Out yet again and this time I picked up a few things.

TF: AOE Lockdown,  they had Hound and Bumblebee's upgrade as well, but I didn't feel like getting them just yet.

Star Trek: The first 2 books  in the Seekers series. I liked Vanguard, so I figured why not?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 25, 2014, 04:11:13 PM
In Cleveland for the next few days and I was busy today.

Transformers:

Gen Rattrap and Tankor.

Star Wars:

(I'm not sure if it's a Disney Store exclusive or what, but...) the Millennium Falcon. (deluxe die cast toy)

Doctor Who:

9th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver. (the recent re-release I believe.)

Misc.:

Orphan Black Season 2 and Legend of Korra Book 2
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 26, 2014, 02:21:36 PM
shopping day 2:

Transformers: Gen Whirl (I've seen him often enough back home that I just shrugged my shoulders and said 'why not.')

Misc: Gargoyles S2 Vol. 2 (if you're interested it's 'only at Wal-Mart.')
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 28, 2014, 05:10:57 PM
Syracuse area, on the way back home.

TF:

Gen leader Jetfire (around $10 cheaper here than home)

Star Wars:

Star Destroyer (same make as the Falcon I got the other day)

Doctor Who:

Broke down and finally got S6 & 7

Misc:

Death Note, the Complete Series. (watched it as part of YTV's anime block back in the day, and I liked it, and when my dad spotted it in the bargain bin I decided I wanted it.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 25, 2014, 12:35:12 PM
For the first time in months I have something to add to my collections.

Book 7 of the Destroyermen series
Federation the First 150 Years

ANd the granddaddy of them all: Leader Class Jetfire.  ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 25, 2014, 05:50:58 PM
X-mas haul:

Mostly Doctor Who stuff. Books, a calender and other odds and ends.

Otherwise a book on samurai, the Despicable Me box set and the Serenity key chain.

Also the usual edibles.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 25, 2014, 11:19:03 PM
Well Leader jetfire is certainly more popular than I thought as I got him too.  I also got "Guardians of the Galaxy" on Blu-Ray.  Coming my way are the EM Xindi Insectoid ship, and Runabout, plus TNG season 4 blu-ray and Voyager season 5 DVd.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 26, 2014, 08:28:18 AM
Jetfire is an amazing figure. But that shoulder engineering leaves a lot to be desired.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 26, 2014, 03:21:33 PM
Slight update to yesterday's haul, Despicable Me was just the box. Turned out to be a shirt, the Avengers, and a Transformers necklace that's kind of like dog tags.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 26, 2014, 03:51:02 PM
So someone packed a bunch of things into a Despicable Me box?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 26, 2014, 04:47:27 PM
Pretty much, yep. As amused as I was yesterday when I unwrapped it, Star Wars wrapping paper, I was even more so when my dad went to open it. (We were looking for something to watch that wasn't some channel's marathon for today.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 26, 2014, 05:24:40 PM
Jetfire is an amazing figure. But that shoulder engineering leaves a lot to be desired.

He looks amazing but I find him a little disappointing.   I hate to sound shallow but what is up with leaders not having electronics.  Also he feels kind of frail with his hallow legs and forearms.  Not bad but not as great as I was hoping.

My Xindi Insectoid ship came in...good lord it is bigger than I expected.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 26, 2014, 09:00:02 PM
I can understand the hollow legs, because the way the feet transform. But at least Hasbro put in molding details on the inside of the plastic.

Everything from the hips up is very solid in my opinion. The backpack is nice and compact, even with the Boosters attached.

I had the original Jetfire when I was a kid (never knew what happened to him. Had him one day, then never saw him again), this one is a great homage to that figure. I know the original was just a repaint of the VF-1 toy, but still it'll always be Jetfire/Skyfire to me.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 27, 2014, 02:14:55 AM
Allow me to clarify I meant his thighs.  The legs are fine.

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Everything from the hips up is very solid in my opinion. The backpack is nice and compact, even with the Boosters attached.

Oh no complaints there.  He's nice I just expected a bit more heft from him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 28, 2014, 01:04:49 AM
Sorry for the double post but along with the EM Xindi-Insectoid ship I also got the EM Runabout!  Cant wait to get the Delta Flyer and have them side by side.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 28, 2014, 04:51:48 PM
Out today, used a gift card I got from relatives. Windblade and Legend of Korra Book 3.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on December 31, 2014, 01:01:59 AM
Wasn't really meant to be a collection, However since I have 4 of the bastards, and they are quite different from each other, you could call this my "Unintentional Collection". POWERHORNS! lol.

The smaller brown squarish one was the second of this model I owned. Back when I was a teenager my knack for modifying electronics started. One of those projects was making my Clock Radio louder. So I bought the first of these little horns for just that purpose. What I didn't expect was the unusually good sound quality the thing had, especially for a damn horn. As time went by I gave that first one away to someone wanting a small horn to hook up to his CB radio.  I found this second one in a Goodwill a few months ago and bought it for nostalgia and because I knew what it could do. I'm blasting some Metallica through it now, lol. I mostly use it to enhance the sound of my trusty Grundig FR-200 Radio. Combined they make an awesome portable rig for listening to while working in the yard. The radio I use has a pretty strong headphone output that powers the horn quite well.

The larger brown horn is another horn that sounds quite good for music, and is in fact the predecessor to the horn mentioned above( both are discontinued Radio Shack horns from Radio Shack's pre-cellphone glory days). I bought it off ebay for a project to install a sound system for the back deck. Basically I'm waiting for the railing to be redone to mount the horn, and a weatherproof housing that I plan to build for the small amp and tuner that will power it.

The big white one was a freebie that i used to listen to my marine band radio outside my car. Its a bit overkill for that purpose, lol. One of my co-workers saw this and gave me the smallest of this group, a 45 year old 3 inch Horn that has to be the smallest one I've seen. It proved to be better suited for use on the marine radio than the big white horn. Both horns have the typical PA horn sound quality, very good for voice, but a bit wacky with music playback, though the little guy has a more mellow sound than the white horn.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 02, 2015, 06:29:25 PM
Out again, since my out-on-display-'Cons consisted of Tankor I decided to look for more. I walked into a Walmart that had all of 5 Skrapnels as far as 'Cons went and ... Yeah, he came home with me.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 02, 2015, 11:18:44 PM
^^^I like him.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 03, 2015, 12:02:11 AM
The only problem with mine is actually Reflector. His spring is so strong that my best option was just to leave him in gun mode.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 09, 2015, 06:30:53 PM
Due to a slight mix up I didn't get the latest SOTL calender under the tree this year. Fixed that tonight.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 10, 2015, 02:58:22 AM
The painting of the Enterprise-E saucer sep is spectacular!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 17, 2015, 02:44:49 PM
Out today, found the Minicon Assault Team (aka Centuritron). Might see about picking up a second copy for the individual team members' robot modes, just depends on if I see this one again/feel like picking it up/nothing else on the pegs that I want. Whichever comes first.

UPDATE: I'll probably get a second one for the combined mode. Last night I was messing with it, fixing something on Windshear that didn't look right and since I had to take her off I found she wouldn't plug back in. So, I pulled to others off and Runway's neck will probably make connecting them problematic. (I wasn't paying as much attention to what I was doing as I should have.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 20, 2015, 06:13:01 PM
Out today, picked up Jhiaxus.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 01, 2015, 03:22:55 PM
Found out about a Target I didn't know about, so I went with my friend to see what it was like. Based on what I saw, it will be the last one in this area that will shut down.

On that note, Combiner Wars Optimus Prime surprisingly from the Target. After that 2 Walmarts, one was too busy to bother with, but the other one netted me Tailgate/Groundbuster.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 08, 2015, 03:30:25 PM
Out today, got 2 again. Combiner Wars Bombshell (picked up Skrapnel because I knew Bombshell was on the way) and Dragstrip (I don't have to worry about the soon-to-expire gift card anymore).
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 15, 2015, 06:51:27 PM
Out again, 2 again. Combiner Wars Alpha Bravo and Powerglide.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 23, 2015, 02:54:31 PM
2 more. IDW Nightbeat and CW Skydive.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 01, 2015, 06:51:24 PM
Just the one today, CW Firefly. Now Ultra Prime is complete... In terms of what's been released. That said, I'm most likely going to track down Silverbolt to make Superion.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 09, 2015, 10:11:07 PM
Just picked up the Eaglemoss Andorian battlecruiser. Detailing is great though the ship feels very light.  I guess they used more plastic than metal.  Not a bad purchase though.  Really looking forward to the Delta Flyer.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 15, 2015, 04:35:28 PM
Out yet again. I was hoping to see Silverbolt, but unsurprisingly, I didn't. I had been mulling over the new Legends class Thundercracker, my only stumbling block was that I didn't get to pick up the Starscream he's based off of. Today I just found myself saying, 'get him, if you don't like him you don't have to worry about not being able to pick Screamer up.'
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 16, 2015, 10:51:44 PM
The EM Delta Flyer arrived today.  It is awesome!  Its great to have a version of this ship I can hold and fly around.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 19, 2015, 12:29:06 PM
Nice.

Anyway, out again, got Silverbolt at last. Also finally saw Roadbuster and Sky-Byte, but didn't feel like picking either of them up just yet.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 24, 2015, 05:55:10 PM
Out a bit earlier and picked up Korra Book 4. Unless they make another series, my info says not right now if at all, that's it for that.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on March 25, 2015, 11:54:02 AM
So we're not going to see any Korra lesbian lovin? :'(
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 25, 2015, 02:22:37 PM
Hehe. If they continue doing this, the next series will probably be about whoever is after Korra. (shrug)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on March 25, 2015, 08:45:54 PM
I'm sure the series is over. But I would love to see a Avatar set in their version of the '70s or 80's.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 02, 2015, 01:30:43 PM
Out yet again, for Ontario fans who still like looking in stores, Combiner Wars wave 2 is out. Since I've got Superion mostly complete, Air Raid was top priority.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on April 03, 2015, 11:45:58 AM
Out yet again, for Ontario fans who still like looking in stores, Combiner Wars wave 2 is out. Since I've got Superion mostly complete, Air Raid was top priority.

I saw Spada's review of the G1 Megatron Combiner Wars figure. I think it's the only one I'm interested in.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 06, 2015, 02:16:50 PM
I'm definitely thinking of him, and the Armada remold. Truth be told, the reason you haven't heard anything about RID from me is because I've seen the reviews and I'm not impressed.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on April 07, 2015, 08:22:56 AM
You guys have to check this out. The first remold of Leader Class Jetfire... and it's Thundercracker (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/more-inhand-and-comparisons-images-transformers-generations-leader-class-thundercracker/32620/)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on April 08, 2015, 12:20:54 AM
Hmm so far so good.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 25, 2015, 01:22:41 PM
Out again, Scoop was my pick this time. On clearance oddly enough.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on April 26, 2015, 12:35:26 AM
Update: My panorama picture of the D has now been signed by Jonathan Frakes, and Marina Sirtis. I also got him to sign one of my Riker cards from Star Trek: Attack Wing.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on April 27, 2015, 06:38:17 AM
Just picked up the Mobius models prebuilt Battlestar Galactica.  Ive wanted a large scale galactica to have around and since I have neither the time nor skill to build this it was nice of them to make it available prebuilt.  Its pretty nice I had to glue the flight pods in so they dont wobble but the paint and details are lovely.  Kinda wish they make a lighted version.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 30, 2015, 01:01:52 PM
Well, I scratched Sky-Byte off my list. Disappeared after I said I saw him back in March, I wasn't going to chance it again. Also I can confirm CW Leader class Armada Megatron is out, I'll get him sooner or later.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 02, 2015, 05:21:40 PM
B-Day haul: Toys R Us and Walmart gift cards. I'll probably go back to TRU to pick up the other 2 I was considering when I picked up Sky-Byte the other day. Crosscut and Armada Megatron for your info.

Update: The cake topper was the recent Hotwheels release of the Falcon. They were trying for Star Trek, but they couldn't think of where to pick something like that up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on May 02, 2015, 05:51:04 PM
Added this to my tank collection.

The Mighty TOG 2*
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: CX on May 02, 2015, 10:33:10 PM
It is my most favorite tank.   8)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 03, 2015, 02:55:02 PM
B-Day haul day 2: TF necklace and a free poster (promo for the movie we went to see.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 09, 2015, 04:59:23 PM
Gift cards may not be imaginative, but they do come in handy from time to time. Five this time around.

IDW:

Armada Starscream: I already picked up Jhiaxus and I'm planning on the new Armada Megatron, so he was something of a must. Plus I have Windblade and my understanding is that they consider each other enemies.

Crosscut: I liked how Skids turned out, so I've been thinking about him for a bit.

CW:

Dead End.
Off Road.
Breakdown.

Since I have Dragstrip, all I need to do is wait for Motormaster to show up and Menasor is done.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 29, 2015, 01:41:56 PM
Out again, picked up 2 this time around.

IDW:

Roadbuster. I've been considering him as long as I was Sky-Byte. I only really had to consider if I wanted to use up my TRU card right away or not. (I debated him or CW Megatron [both versions] but I would have only been able to buy one with the gift card.)

CW:

Motormaster. If I didn't get Roadbuster I would have been happy with just this one because he was the last major piece I need for Menasor.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 19, 2015, 02:38:26 PM
Out today, looking for a book, which I got, and I picked up CW Hotspot. I also saw Cyclonus, he looks good in person.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 25, 2015, 01:07:09 PM
Out today, nothing TF related caught my eye this time around. Instead I went with something a little different. I've seen these Funko Pop figures off and on for years and nothing really caught my eye. That is until they announced that Orphan Black was being added to the line up. I've been looking for them off and on for months. Today I found at least 3, Helena, Alison and Rachel. I let the friend I was with pick and since she's a fan like me, I was the one that told her about the show, she suggested Helena be my first. I might have been torn if they had Cosima as well.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 27, 2015, 01:37:17 PM
Out again, nothing TF related caught my eye right now. (eyeballing Cyclonus, but I want to concentrate on making Defensor first.) So I tracked down another of the Funko figures I've been waiting on, this time I did go for Cosima. I think of the main clones on the show, she's one of the fan faves. She's definitely one of mine. Thursday's pick, Helena, being very close to her.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 05, 2015, 04:20:02 PM
Out today, ended up tracking down the one Hot Topic that I know of in the area. Bought both versions of Rachel that are out. After that dropped into one of the Walmarts in that area, the older one that I tend to be luckier at, where I picked up Groove.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 09, 2015, 01:01:24 PM
Out again. Finished off the POP figures I was after, with Sarah and Alison, for now at least.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 19, 2015, 04:51:03 PM
My dad and my step mom were out for the weekend, for his up coming birthday, and they came back with a couple of books for me. The one I consider note worthy is the Avengers Ultimate Character Guide.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 22, 2015, 10:20:42 PM
My Dad and my step mom spent his Bday in Kingston and came back with a couple of ships from one those table top games. Uh, Star Trek Attack Wing? Anyway, the ships I got were the Reklar and the ISS Avenger. The Reklar is the one I find a bit odd due to the fact that it seems to be sporting Dominion colours as its paint job.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 26, 2015, 03:42:58 PM
Out earlier looking for some more of the Orphan Black figures I think should be out by now. Nada on that note, unfortunately. Instead, I found myself knocking off some of Defensor, specifically Blades and Rook.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 06, 2015, 01:05:14 PM
Out today, minor jackpot this time around.

TF:

CW Streetwise
CW First Aid

Defensor is done.

Funko POP:

SDCC 'Parka' Helena

Now to wait for Felix.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 15, 2015, 12:42:30 PM
Out today, picked up Cyclonus and saw Devastator. I'll pick the latter up in a few weeks when we're in the States.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 20, 2015, 04:41:07 PM
Out and about again. Non TF stuff this time around.

Star Wars:

Imperial Officers' handbook.

Funko Orphan Black POP:

Felix!!!!!!!!!!  ;D Out of the non-clone cast, hands down, he's the fan fave.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 23, 2015, 02:16:06 PM
Out today, not really intending to buy anything, did anyway. A book for when I'm finished the one I'm reading now and the latest Hallmark ornament, Enterprise-C if you didn't already know.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 26, 2015, 04:58:12 PM
Out today as the first leg of a month or so in the States. Mixed bag this time around.

Swords: (been a while, but this one caught my attention)

It's from Bleach, but I don't know who's it is.

TF:

Leader Armada Megatron

DVDs:

Orphan Black S3
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 30, 2015, 01:50:16 PM
Another outing on our US trip. Another mixed bag.

Doctor Who:

12th Doctor's Screwdriver, the one button version. (I don't care for the very obvious battery cover on the other release.)

Anime DVDs:

Cowboy Bebop. (Lost count of how often I've seen this one, stopped showing up where I typically like to buy. [Target Canada closing its doors didn't help at all.] So I said "screw it, I'm getting it" this time.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 01, 2015, 05:34:41 PM
Another outing today, just the one this time: Leader 'G1' Megatron.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: CX on September 02, 2015, 12:04:16 AM
My sword collection consists of Hadhafang.  Yup, that's it.   :-\  I used to really want to collect pretty much all the LotR swords and some Roman swords and the like, but I doubt that'll happen.  Haven't lived anywhere with an abundance of display space anyway.  My gun collection is getting a bit bigger every year, though.  ;)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 03, 2015, 06:00:14 PM
Today was Busch Gardens where I picked up a couple of neat knickknacks. Now I'm in my old stomping grounds for the next day or so and after a visit to the local bazaar, I picked up a name tag bracelet. It's rare for me to pick up something with my name spelt properly, so it was a must.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 04, 2015, 06:16:01 PM
Another outing to the bazaar, another painting to add to my collection.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 07, 2015, 03:14:49 PM
Out again, bit of a mix again. Some TF, some SW and a little something for a friend's kid.

TF:

Combiner Wars Rodimus and Warpath. (the latter looks a bit better in person than I had expected.)

Star Wars:

Hot Wheels releases of the Imperial TIE fighter and the First Order Special Forces TIE fighter. (I'm interested in what's been changed.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 15, 2015, 04:10:04 PM
Out again, another mix.

Blade related:

A couple of books to add to the pile.

Comics:

The Civil War Trade (Since this is essentially the next Captain America Movie, I figured 'why not.')

Star Wars:

The Black Series Titanium First Order Star Destroyer
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on September 15, 2015, 05:36:16 PM
First of my Force Unleashed collection.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 15, 2015, 11:14:54 PM
Oh yeah I forgot an honest to god new class of Star Destroyer you must be jonesing Moony.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 16, 2015, 09:45:54 PM
My Eaglemoss Vengence arrived today.  Ooh this is great!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 17, 2015, 03:01:33 PM
I believe the Star Destroyer in Moon's pic is the one I picked up the other day.

Anyway, the place we've been staying at for the last week and a bit has its own sort of mall, mostly mom & pop type stores, and I picked up a metal scorpion in one. It's made from bicycle chain and other knickknacks that I thought was neat enough.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 21, 2015, 02:31:05 PM
Universal/Adventure Island today. Bunch of stuff this time around.

Transformers:

Evac (the park exclusive deluxe)

An Allspark thing

Back to the Future:

A 1:24 three-pack of all three versions of the car. (I've seen them sold separately and it wasn't as expensive as I expected.)

ET:

A small plushie of him in a hoodie (bought at the same place as the above 3 pack which was an ET themed store.)

Harry Potter:

Prof. Snape's wand (I'm a low level fan of the movies, but I am a fan of Alan Rickman, so 'why not')

Jurassic Park:

A JP shirt (either that or a JW shirt but I thought the one I picked for JP looked better)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: CX on September 21, 2015, 03:05:18 PM
Picked up a cheap Chinese knock-off of Aragon's sword at a small local anime con, so now my sword collection consists of two swords instead of just one.  :D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on October 04, 2015, 09:33:12 AM
Oh yeah I forgot an honest to god new class of Star Destroyer you must be jonesing Moony.

Oh yeah its a beauty, and it looks like someone decided that big ass bridge tower, while imposing, is a big liability, and now they have almost Trek style bridge modules instead.  Now if only the TOG and the STUG would stop shooting at it   ::)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: CX on October 04, 2015, 09:11:42 PM
STuG LyFE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtsCVEqfNiE)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 07, 2015, 10:55:11 PM
I stopped at my local TRU to see some of TFA stuff.  I'll pick up the Titanium Finalizer next week but really would it kill Hasbro to revive the Collector's fleet for the new movies.  I'd like to see a larger version of the FO ISD. Hell Im sure they could farm it out to DST.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 08, 2015, 01:06:26 AM
I would have suggested looking at the Disney Store, but I just did a look through their site and the only things that I could find that apply are the new TIE fighters and a couple of other vehicles we'll be seeing in the movie.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 10, 2015, 03:58:36 PM
Out today, picked up the Orphan Black Trade. I was expecting it to be one of those times where I had to wait weeks before I saw it. I'm glad I didn't have to, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 15, 2015, 10:50:39 PM
Went ahead and picked the Titanium Black First order Star Destroyer.  Yeah your right Moony she is a beaut.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 29, 2015, 12:56:37 PM
Out today, nothing TF related caught my attention. Plan B: Star Wars, the Black Series 6" First Order Stormtrooper. What's been changed is of interest to me for this one. Plus, I've heard from a couple of reviews that this is the best of the current batch.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 15, 2015, 02:31:46 PM
Out today, finally saw some of the latest wave of Combiner Wars. (That wasn't of the bought-in-the-States-returned-locally variety anyway) Specifically Sunstreaker and Ironhide. Walked out with both of them.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 26, 2015, 01:32:36 PM
Out today, picked up a few things.

TF:

CW Skywarp. (for some reason I was confused over whether I had him or Thundercracker. I finally remembered that it was TC when I saw both on the shelf today.)

Star Trek:

The latest entries in the Seekers series. (I liked the first 2, I just had to wait until I saw #3 before I could go on with the series.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 02, 2015, 03:37:24 AM
Just got my Eaglemoss Steamrunner.  Its really got me excited over the Sabre class.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 03, 2016, 07:18:33 PM
Out a little while ago and I was in a Star Wars mood and after finding nothing in the Black Series that caught my eye I found another Hot Wheels ship of interest: the standard First Order TIE fighter.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 08, 2016, 01:46:27 PM
Another year, another calendar. They didn't get the chance to go get it this time around. (shrug) My dad's offered to pay me back for it, which evens things out a bit.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on January 11, 2016, 02:16:41 PM
I just can't resist adding another Star Destroyer to my fleet. It's the new First Order Star Destroyer speaker. She looks and sounds awesome.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 12, 2016, 04:32:39 AM
Oh yeah I saw that at TRU.  Looks nice.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 13, 2016, 02:02:49 AM
Ive said it before and I'll say it again would it really kill Hasbro to do a starship legends style line again.  I mean hell even if its just the Finalizer I'd be happy.  Do they really think SW fans aren't going to buy it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on January 15, 2016, 07:09:03 AM
Decided to start and Anime collection. Started by buying myself the Blu Ray boxset of Black Lagoon.

Was looking at some Gundam sets, but there's no way I'm paying $80 for half a season, let alone $800 for a complete series.

I know Bandai are greedy fucks, but I didn't know it was that bad.

I think next I'm going to pick up Cowboy Bebop and/or Buddy Complex.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: TNC on January 15, 2016, 01:27:17 PM
Was looking at some Gundam sets, but there's no way I'm paying $80 for half a season, let alone $800 for a complete series.

Holy crap! :o
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 15, 2016, 02:45:50 PM
If you know how big Gundam is in Japan, it's not that big of a shock. They put up a life sized model of the RX-78 twice, just to give you an idea.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on January 15, 2016, 06:06:03 PM
If you know how big Gundam is in Japan, it's not that big of a shock. They put up a life sized model of the RX-78 twice, just to give you an idea.

It's Bandai. Look it up, they've lost many of their western distributors because of their refusal to adjust per market.

Anime is expensive in general, but Bandai thinks what works in Japan will work in the west. Think about, for the cost of one Gundam box set on DVD you can buy TNG, ENT, and TOS all on Blu Ray and still have plenty of money left over.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: CX on January 15, 2016, 10:30:48 PM
One of the reasons we're getting nothing but cutesy moe waifu ecchi crap, too.  :-\
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on January 16, 2016, 05:00:30 AM
One of the reasons we're getting nothing but cutesy moe waifu ecchi crap, too.  :-\

I wouldn't say that, we're getting interesting shows from other studios like Log Horizon and Seven Deadly Sins. Though I wish Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite would get a english dub already.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: TNC on January 16, 2016, 05:55:04 PM
If you know how big Gundam is in Japan, it's not that big of a shock. They put up a life sized model of the RX-78 twice, just to give you an idea.

I knew they had put up a life size model, just not that it was done twice, and that its big in Japan.  I can understand anime being more expensive (exports and English dubbing and all), but $800 for a single series is insane (even if it comes with every special feature imaginable)...  I'd love to have some Gundam DVD's, but not for that price...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 31, 2016, 03:10:36 PM
Fair enough on that.

Anyway, I went to a brand new Walmart (they moved into a mall that was supposed to get a Target) mostly just to see what they had. I wasn't impressed with the TF selection, but they have been open at this location for all of 4 days as of this post (+/-) so I'm cutting them some slack. I also looked at their Star Wars stuff, the 6" black series was Finn and Zuvio and nothing else, so I went for the Hot Wheels ships. Specifically the Ghost/TIE fighter 2 pack. Over the last 2-3 months I've had a chance to get mostly caught up and I like what I've seen.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on January 31, 2016, 03:37:02 PM
I have added a new book to my Halo collection (Hunters in the Dark), with three on the way.

Was able to get the first three volumes of Halo: Escalation at a decent price. Have to wait until March for Volume 4 to be released.

Now I just have a couple of art books, and a couple of comic collections, and I'm caught up with the released printed material.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 04, 2016, 01:49:01 PM
Out again today, scratched my Star Wars itch again. Two of the 6" Black series figures. A Flametrooper and Kylo Ren.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: NRSD Moonshadow on February 06, 2016, 06:42:12 AM
They should make an action figure of "Radar Technician Matt".
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 06, 2016, 03:16:20 PM
lol. I could see that being an SDCC thing.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 13, 2016, 02:42:49 PM
Went ahead and got 3 new eaglemoss ships.

-Timeship Relativity - Missing the pendants but beyond that reallyy nice.
-Sabre class starship - Kind of light but overall really nice.
-SE USS Kelvin - Not as good as the Vengence but overall a nice rpresentation of the ship.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Data007 on February 14, 2016, 11:05:21 PM
I've got a Saber myself and quite like it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 20, 2016, 03:51:41 AM
Well masterpiece Wheeljack just arrived.  Now not counting 20th anni Prime and Starscream this is the first Masterpiece figure Ive ever bought.  I had no interest in the other autobot cars (I seriously dont care for Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Prowl, or Bluestreak) but Wheeljack looked so nice and Ive always liked the character.  He really is quite nice.  The plastic feels sturdy (my masterpiece starscream's wings snapped rather easily on me) and his joints are nice and tight.  My only real complaint is the attachable mirrors which Im afraid I'll bust off at one point but its a minor quibble.  All in all great figure probably one of my new favorites.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 20, 2016, 04:38:58 AM
Well masterpiece Wheeljack just arrived.  Now not counting 20th anni Prime and Starscream this is the first Masterpiece figure Ive ever bought.  I had no interest in the other autobot cars (I seriously dont care for Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Prowl, or Bluestreak) but Wheeljack looked so nice and Ive always liked the character.  He really is quite nice.  The plastic feels sturdy (my masterpiece starscream's wings snapped rather easily on me) and his joints are nice and tight.  My only real complaint is the attachable mirrors which Im afraid I'll bust off at one point but its a minor quibble.  All in all great figure probably one of my new favorites.

I bought my mom the Masterpiece Bumblebee for Christmas 2014 (she's a huge VW Beetle fan), and despite it being no bigger than a Deluxe Class, it's a nice little figure.

I really want the Masterpiece Ironhide. It looks amazing.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 21, 2016, 05:20:57 AM
If its as good as Wheeljack it should be a really solid figure.  That was one thing that really impressed me just how sturdy he feels I hate toys that feel like they might break if you just look at them wrong. Im not much of an Ironhide fan so I have no plans on picking him up.  The only other MP I might pick up is Ultra Magnus.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 21, 2016, 09:17:26 AM
If its as good as Wheeljack it should be a really solid figure.  That was one thing that really impressed me just how sturdy he feels I hate toys that feel like they might break if you just look at them wrong. Im not much of an Ironhide fan so I have no plans on picking him up.  The only other MP I might pick up is Ultra Magnus.

The Masterpiece line is just amazing. With the exception of Megatron, that one was a waste of money.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 22, 2016, 06:47:40 AM
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With the exception of Megatron, that one was a waste of money.

I dont know if the subsequent releases improved on things but that first masterpiece Starscream needed some work as well.  I had 2 and I ended up snapping wings on both.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 22, 2016, 08:36:06 AM
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With the exception of Megatron, that one was a waste of money.

I dont know if the subsequent releases improved on things but that first masterpiece Starscream needed some work as well.  I had 2 and I ended up snapping wings on both.

Hasbro or Takara version of Starscream?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 22, 2016, 12:01:51 PM
Hasbro version.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 22, 2016, 01:14:03 PM
That's why. Hasbro has a habit of going cheap with Transformers for a few years now.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 22, 2016, 03:57:40 PM
I'll keep that in mind.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on February 22, 2016, 05:49:15 PM
Takara figures are much more expensive, but tend to have better quality plastic, and decent paint apps. In some cases Takara will even re-mold Hasbro figures to add details that Hasbro did not.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 23, 2016, 04:37:46 PM
Makes me wish I had gotten that MP movie Starscream.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 24, 2016, 09:17:36 AM
Well masterpiece Wheeljack just arrived.  Now not counting 20th anni Prime and Starscream this is the first Masterpiece figure Ive ever bought.  I had no interest in the other autobot cars (I seriously dont care for Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Prowl, or Bluestreak) but Wheeljack looked so nice and Ive always liked the character.  He really is quite nice.  The plastic feels sturdy (my masterpiece starscream's wings snapped rather easily on me) and his joints are nice and tight.  My only real complaint is the attachable mirrors which Im afraid I'll bust off at one point but its a minor quibble.  All in all great figure probably one of my new favorites.

I bought my mom the Masterpiece Bumblebee for Christmas 2014 (she's a huge VW Beetle fan), and despite it being no bigger than a Deluxe Class, it's a nice little figure.

I really want the Masterpiece Ironhide. It looks amazing.

You know maybe I might pick up Ratchet.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 13, 2016, 03:10:12 PM
Out again. We hit 4 Walmarts this time around. Nothing as far as the 6" figures I'm after go. I've been eyeing the helmet 2 packs that were put out for the last few months now and these were my backup plan. I bought both, the fact that I've got a big gift card helped some.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: CX on March 13, 2016, 08:45:07 PM
Picked up a VZ-24 at the gun show last weekend.  I now I have my very own Modest Mauser.  ;D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 17, 2016, 04:54:07 PM
Out again. Picked up one of the 6" figures, but not one I had originally intended to get, Han Solo. About the only complaint I have is one I've heard a lot. His hair is too brown, otherwise he looks good.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 23, 2016, 02:05:04 PM
I've been in a little place called Calabogie for most of this past week. I got up today to 2 shirts I thought were note worthy. One Star Wars and the other Transformers. The Wars shirt has a top/down view of the Falcon with the words 'Star Wars' on the rear section just in front of the engines. The Transformers shirt is half Decepticon half Autobot insignias cut down the middle.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on March 24, 2016, 10:41:08 AM
Some nice color images of Masterpiece Optimus primal!

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/new-color-images-takara-tomy-masterpiece-beast-wars-beast-convoy-optimus-primal/34979/

Yep he's a pick up.  I hope we get end up getting a masterpeice Vehicon Thrust or Tankor.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 31, 2016, 01:03:33 PM
Out today, some Wars, some Trek.

Wars:

6" black series:

Phasma - The friend that comes by a couple of times a week picked her up for me earlier this week, so I couldn't wait for today. (She's been on my hunt list since at least January.)

TIE Fighter Pilot - I like the look, and another one for my First Order troops.

Trek:

The latest in the Rise of the Federation series.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on April 05, 2016, 04:28:44 AM
Picked up the disney store die-cast Star destroyer.  Quite nice I hope we get the SSD and Finalizer in this scale too.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on April 05, 2016, 01:00:33 PM
Some nice color images of Masterpiece Optimus primal!

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/new-color-images-takara-tomy-masterpiece-beast-wars-beast-convoy-optimus-primal/34979/

Yep he's a pick up.  I hope we get end up getting a masterpeice Vehicon Thrust or Tankor.

They even added the sunglasses!
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 05, 2016, 02:10:22 PM
In addition to picking up the movie today, my dad picked up the character encyclopedia for me.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 20, 2016, 04:05:52 PM
Out yet again, I finally broke down and bought Zuvio. After months of seeing him and Jakku Finn, I just had enough.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 24, 2016, 06:08:52 PM
After going to see a movie, my friend needed to pop into Walmart. I walked out with Farm Boy Luke and Kanan Jarrus.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 29, 2016, 01:06:53 PM
Out again, finally saw the Finn I wanted, FN-2187. I think the details look better on this version than on Jakku Finn.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 02, 2016, 05:20:31 PM
B-day haul:

customary gift card.

Ripley's Believe it or Not. (I have an earlier edition, so it's nice to get an update.)

A couple of Blu Rays. Legendary Amazons (a Jackie Chan movie) and Star Wars Rebels Season 1.

Masterpiece Bluestreak (tried talking my dad into the TIE fighter but it was a bit more than he was willing to spend, so this was plan B.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on May 04, 2016, 09:52:35 PM
as those of you who are Facebook friends of mine should know I picked up the eaglemoss Breen warship today.  Smaller than i thought but not as light as the andorian ship.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 06, 2016, 05:22:34 PM
Belated B-day Haul:

Some home made chocolates, 2 TARDISes and a Dalek. (There was a second, but it got eaten before I got it.)

Promo Drink topper for Capt. America. (Iron Man for me, the friend who took me went home with Capt. America.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 08, 2016, 04:39:48 PM
Out, kinda hoping I'd stumble onto Ahsoka, or one of the other name characters I'm after but no such luck. The only thing I saw on any of the shelves this time around was the Resistance Trooper, which was on my addendum list once I started coming home with nothing just about every time I was out. The brown helmet version, which I think is the more common one, if you're curious/pay attention to that stuff.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 17, 2016, 12:46:08 PM
Out again. Finally found the regular Snowtrooper, which I had expected to find when I found the TIE pilot. It actually makes me wonder about release order a little bit actually, since they're clearly not using the number on the box to determine stuff like that.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: CX on May 25, 2016, 01:41:21 PM
Question for people.  I have the old AMT Ertl Generations release of the Enterprise-D, as well as their E-C and Excelsior models, and my next model will probably be the Generations release of the E-B.  Allegedly, these are all in scale with each other, so I'd also like to get an E-A that would also be to scale with these?  Is there any particular kit I should be looking for on eBay, or is there even one that would be to scale with these?  I've seen a STVI release of the kit on eBay and I'm thinking on buying that if nothing else.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 25, 2016, 03:19:06 PM
Hmmm... I can only really suggest/ask what the scale is on those other kits. Knowing that might help figure out what one to get. (shrug)

Anyway, I'm heading down south again. Today, I've had a little bonanza.

Star Wars:

Black Series:

The Guavian Enforcer. - The last time I saw this one was months ago, and I kinda said 'why not' after checking to see what everyone was able to find on this side of the border.

The Target 2-pack. - Once I found out that the riot gear was exclusive to this pack I cursed our Targets for closing when they did.

Other:

The Expressions of Vader shirt. - I've seen it plenty of times on TV and my dad got a chuckle out of it when he found it (so did I when he showed it to me), so 'why not.'

Anime:

Ninja Scroll - I saw this one years ago on TV, I remembered liking it (plus Sage's glowing review a while back), so I bought it. Part of a BOGO at FYE. The other half was...

Samurai Champloo - I saw episodes here and there years ago due to a here-today-gone-tomorrow channel I got any time our provider had a freebie month. It struck me as a bit odd at the time, but (again) Sage's recent glowing review to the rescue.

Transformers:

CW Blackjack - Never saw him in person when he was supposed to be out. My Menasor has been missing his Chest Minion* this whole time.

*I do watch Emgo's reviews, why do you ask?

Star Trek:

One of the more recent books in the Titan series.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 26, 2016, 04:30:38 PM
Out again today, overall not particularly impressed, but I still found something: X-wing Pilot Poe. The only other thing I found that was *very* odd was the Emperor's Wrath Vader, which I understand is a Walgreen's exclusive, in a Target.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 27, 2016, 02:41:50 PM
Out again. Smaller than the first day.

Star Wars:

Jakku Finn - I finally hit *that* point with him. The fact that I have both Poe's was a factor.

Doctor Who:

Series 8 - I'm a little behind in picking them up.

Transformers:

CW Onslaught - Another crack at making a Bruticus, why not? I'll wait til I'm home to pick up the limes, though. (I prefer the cards ours come with over the comics that are included here.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 30, 2016, 03:59:48 PM
One small haul today.

Transformers:

CW Shockwave

CW Wreck-Gar
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 06, 2016, 02:42:46 PM
Out to a mall today. Indulged my Trek side for the most part.

Trek:

Metal Earth model kits for both Enterprise-D and the Original - I saw them last time I was down here and passed on them. I changed my mind when I came on a booth for them today and the lady running it gave me a better idea of what's involved.

The Klingon Disruptor released a few years ago - Best price I've seen on it in quite a while.

Transformers:

RID Legion-class Windblade - I swore I wouldn't get involved in the RID line, too many mistakes from the early releases, then I found out they were introducing her into it. I decided to wait for the right time to pick her up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 08, 2016, 02:05:40 PM
Out today, probably the last time til we get home (I think). Disney Springs, formerly Downtown Disney, was on the list this time around.

Star Wars:

The Droid Factory 4 pack - Looked interesting

Build a Droid - I used a black R6 head, a black accented R2 body (I think), a black third leg, a couple of purple accented outer legs and a Top Hat. If anybody has paid attention to the Build a Droid stuff, the place I went to is using the older style parts. (UPDATE: I named him R6-T8)

After that, we wondered a bit. A couple of Walmarts, one was closed off due to something requiring the police, a Target and a Barnes & Noble. The latter is where I found something.

Doctor Who:

Series 9 - I'm basically caught up now.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 10, 2016, 02:36:35 PM
Correction from my last post. Today was my last day out before we head back.

Star Wars Black Series:

Rey & BB-8 - This is the update that includes the saber. Now I don't have to steal the one that comes with Luke. (I had hoped to get a second, but the store I got her from just had the one.)

Chewie (2x) - One's for a friend.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 14, 2016, 02:36:34 PM
Did a little more shopping today, hoping to finish off my friend's list but no such luck. Instead I picked up a new Star Trek book: Star Trek: the Official Guide to Our Universe. My dad found it and I didn't have any objections to getting it, especially after I saw the '50th anniversary' mark on the cover.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 20, 2016, 12:59:17 PM
Out again, which due to a tech goof I wasn't expecting to do. Nothing at my local Walmart or comic shop, but TRU had some stuff I wanted.

Star Wars:

First Order Snowtrooper Officer - for those that may be wondering if they fixed the rifle with this reissue, I took a closer look a few minutes ago and they did not.

Transformers:

Victorion - Hoped to find her in the States, but no such luck. Combine that with the fact that they were having a 30% off sale and *snap*.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 23, 2016, 08:42:12 PM
I've been in North Bay since Tuesday, my Grandma's birthday is Sunday, and I took the time to do a little mall hopping. Nothing new, but I did find something old.

Transformers:

Gears w/ Eclipse - I remember picking up a few back when these were on regular shelves, but not these 2.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 07, 2016, 02:02:51 PM
Out today, no Star Wars or Transformers stuff I wanted, so I did something very different this go around. In addition to AT4W I also watch Longbox of the Damned and from time to time Moarte has featured the odd manga here and there, with one being a reoccurring title: Uzumaki. I found a hardcover for it. Since I didn't want to have to hunt down something like a half a dozen or so volumes, this works for me.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 08, 2016, 03:36:12 AM
Oh Eaglemoss you make me so happy.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmyRHyFWEA48job.jpg:orig
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 10, 2016, 01:40:28 PM
That should be interesting. Assuming some of my local shops will carry it. My local comic shop did for a while, but they don't seem to have them last time I checked.

Anyway, I'm now one step closer to Combiner Wars Bruticus: Blast Off was my one and, oddly, only find on that front. Also, if anybody is near my area (and is interested in the slightest) I can confirm Masterpiece Bumblebee is out here.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 18, 2016, 01:13:50 PM
Out today, picked up the Orphan Black Trade. I was expecting it to be one of those times where I had to wait weeks before I saw it. I'm glad I didn't have to, though.

Now I have the second trade: Orphan Black: Helsinki. This time I had to wait a week due to not being near a store that had it until today.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 26, 2016, 12:12:27 PM
I was just handed a couple of Trek magazines.

Entertainment Weekly's Ultimate Guide to Star Trek

Time's Star Trek: Inside the Most Influential Science-Fiction Series Ever.

I just did a quick flip through of both of them. I think I like the EW magazine a little bit more, but they both seem like interesting pick ups.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 17, 2016, 05:33:55 PM
Local mall visit today. The first two books in the Star Trek Legacy series were my take aways this time.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 18, 2016, 01:35:40 AM
Broke down and finally bought combiner wars Cyclonus.  Not bad at all.  He's a nice alternative to the Universe deluxe from years ago.  His Raider mode leaves a little something to be desired but overall Im glad I got him.  Now Ive just got to wait for X-Transbots Eligos.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 18, 2016, 02:21:21 AM
Yeah, when I got him I decided very quickly that this Cyclonus was never going to go into his Galvatronus combiner form.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 27, 2016, 01:56:04 AM
Just picked up the Eaglemoss Captain's Yacht.  Very nice model.  Cant wait for the fed scout ship down the line.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 31, 2016, 02:00:24 PM
After going through the Starfleet Academy Experience, I visited the museum's gift shop where I got an Academy shirt. (I was hoping to get a commbadge, but they didn't have any so this will do.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 01, 2016, 07:05:39 PM
FanExpo, Day 1:

The Premium Package stuff.
Halmark's Con exclusive ornament.
Hasbro's Con Exclusive Tablet Soundwave.
Hasbro's Con Exclusive Jyn Erso.
The Mint's Silver coin of the Enterprise.
Ashoka Tano
Gen. Hux
Ello Asty
a couple of freebie items: a comic and a video of me being beamed from the Enterprise to in front of the Guardian of Forever.

To my surprise, my dad bought a couple of items: a movie, I didn't see the title, and the Dancing Groot.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 02, 2016, 04:05:24 PM
FanExpo, Day 2:

A little lighter today, and mostly Star Trek.

Type-2 phaser, circa 2285 or so.
a book all about Trek.
Eagle Moss's Jem'hadar fighter. (I finally bit the bullet and I was in more of a DS9 mood today than I was yesterday.)

The only one that wasn't was from Doctor Who.

The 12th Doctor's Second Sonic Screwdriver.

Otherwise, I watched the Cosplayers going around. (Some of this count includes some from yesterday.)

Trek:
A few Captains, mostly 2260's (Prime Timeline) and a few 2250's (Kelvin Timeline) and at least one Red Shirt.

Wars:
Kylo Ren: ~3-4
Rey: ~4-5
Luke: 2-3 (Farm Boy and Jedi Knight[ROTJ])
Revan: 1
Vader: 1

DC:
Batman: ~2-3
Robin: same as above
Joker: ~4-5
Supergirl: ~3-4
Harley Quin: ~5-6
Poison Ivy: ~2-3
A Nightwing and Starfire

Marvel:
Thor: ~1-2
Loki: Same as above
Black Widow: ~3-4
Squirrel Girl: 1
Various members of the X-men: ~4-5 (depending on character)

Anime:
A few Naruto characters.
Many from shows I don't know.

Other:
Various game characters, including at least one person as a character from Assassin's Creed.
Many Steampunkers.
A few from different cartoons I recognized but not enough to tell you who they were specifically.
A couple dressed as Cosima and Delphine from Orphan Black.

(minor) Celeb sighting:

Teddy Wilson from Inner Space. Plus Sam Maggs was nearby talking to him about something.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 03, 2016, 04:44:28 PM
FanExpo, Day 3 (Last Day for Me):

Star Trek:

Eagle Moss's Antares-class ship (They had some others there, different from yesterday but this one appealed to me more than the others.)
A light-up 'poster' of the E-C's schematics (My only big ticket item this year)

Transformers:

CW Vortex
CW Swindle
CW Brawl
(I've had more trouble than I was expecting finding them, and although they're in US packaging I don't care anymore. I just want to complete Bruticus.)

Eyeba - Er... Oddball:

An Eyeball plant. (I passed the booth yesterday and I found myself thinking about it last night, so after a little bit of a rest for my Dad, I decided I wanted one. I didn't have to say more than 'remember the place with the eyeball plants.' He just needed a little reminder of where it was.)

Other:

More freebie stuff.

Cosplay sightings:

Star Wars:

Maul: 2
Savage Opress: 1
Talon: 1
Nihilus: 1

Star Trek:

Mostly 24th Century officers this time. One that stuck out was a fellow with a late 2360's duty uniform, but with the rank bars of a fleet admiral.

DC:

Harley Quin was very popular. I think today's count was 6-7.
Wonder Woman: 2-3
Superman: 1-2

Marvel:

At least one Psylocke

Doctor Who:

Four and Eleven were about even at about 5 a piece.
A couple of Tens
At least one Seven

Anime:

One NGE Eva Unit-1
Naruto (various): I lost count, actually.
Naruto Uzumaki: around 3-4
Dozens as Ash or some form of Pokemon
More I didn't recognize

Other:

More Steampunkers
More Video game characters
Marty McFly: 2-3
At least one Doc Brown

Celeb Sighting:

Margaret Atwood (We passed less than 2 feet away from each other as she was being escorted to some location in the dealer room, I didn't want to bother her even though we looked at right at each other.)


Forgot something:

My Dad decided to go back to the Mint to pick up a set of the other Trek coins they were offering.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 09, 2016, 02:19:32 PM
Out and about today, I picked up the TRU exclusive Droid 3-pack. The fact that they were having a 30% off sale helped motivate me to pick it up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 13, 2016, 02:41:09 PM
Out earlier. Picked up two this time around.

RID

Windblade (Warrior class) - If it weren't for the fans she wouldn't be here, so I'm happy to support that.

Titans Return

Scourge - Nostalgia made me pick him as my first dip into this line. He was one of my very first ones. My original wasn't the Targetmaster version, but I will always make a point of picking him up if he sees a release in any line.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 18, 2016, 12:57:32 PM
For my birthday I just picked up the Eaglemoss Aeroshuttle and Romulan Shuttle.  I was more looking forward to the Aeroshuttle but having them both I must say I prefer the Romulan Shuttle.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 25, 2016, 03:54:07 PM
Yeah, of the 2 I picked up at FanExpo, I find I like the Antares more than I do the Jem'Hadar fighter. I don't regret the fighter, I'm just going to say 'lesson learned' and be more picky from now on.

Anyway, I was out again and picked up 3.

Titans Return:

Blurr
Wheelie
Nightbeat

I let the friend I was with pick all 3. After Scourge, I'm not particular about the order I get them in so I just looked at my options at all three of the stops we went to that had them and said 'pick one.'
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 27, 2016, 01:24:06 PM
Out earlier, more Transformers.

Titans Return:

Skullsmasher - Gator for an alt-mode, what's not to like?
Crashbash - Dragon/T-rex for his accessory's alt-modes... I don't think I even need to ask.

We saw them both on Sunday and I was in more of a Decepticon mood anyway.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 30, 2016, 12:06:09 PM
Well, I indulged in the Rogue One (official) release today. I got 3 out of the 4 that I thought I'd see today.

Capt. Andor
K-2SO
A Death Trooper
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 06, 2016, 01:09:59 PM
Transformers and Trek this time around.

Transformers:

Titans Return:

Hardhead - I've heard people saying they think he's a retool of Warpath. This has my attention, not because I'm under the same impression but because I want to find out myself.

Star Trek:

The last book, of 3, in the Legacies Series.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on October 06, 2016, 04:05:14 PM
Just bit the bullet and bought two new books

Halo: New Blood

and

The Autobiography of James T. Kirk by David A. Goodman.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 18, 2016, 01:01:54 PM
Out today, picked up some Star Wars and some Transformers.

TF:

Titans Return:

Mindwipe - Seemed appropriate with it being October.

Star Wars:

The Saga Collection:

R5-D4
R4-K5
R4-M6

I had an itch I needed to scratch and since these guys came from a comic shop, I couldn't be sure that 2 out of 3 of them would be there in the next month or so.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 21, 2016, 02:47:03 AM
Just got the Eaglemoss Federation scout ship from Insurrection.  It really came out nice Ive been waiting damn near 17 years for someone to finally do this design justice.  I've got the warp Delta on order we'll see how that one turns out.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 21, 2016, 01:31:24 PM
Nice, I've kept an eye on the comic shop I visit regularly to see if they've gotten any in since the 2 I picked up at FanExpo. The only things I've discovered are this company's Batman offerings.

Anyway, I was out again. Picked up some more TFs. Titan Returns Rumble (don't start that debate please) and Terri-bull.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 27, 2016, 01:15:47 PM
Out today, no Star Wars or Transformers stuff I wanted, so I did something very different this go around. In addition to AT4W I also watch Longbox of the Damned and from time to time Moarte has featured the odd manga here and there, with one being a reoccurring title: Uzumaki. I found a hardcover for it. Since I didn't want to have to hunt down something like a half a dozen or so volumes, this works for me.

Today I added Gyo to my small list of manga. It was featured on Longbox at least once that I recall and since I liked Uzumaki, I figured why not.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 28, 2016, 02:18:45 AM
Just picked up the Eaglemoss Warp Delta today.  The back part was a little loose but I fixed that with some glue.  Overall the detailing is nice but some reviews made it seems like it would be a larger and heavier model than it actually turned out to be.  Overall though very nice much better than the Intrepid.  The next one Im planning on picking up is the Enterprise-J
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 01, 2016, 02:20:38 PM
My dad was out today and he picked up Beyond. Specifically the Walmart exclusive with the ship replicas. The tray for them was sitting next to where I set up for the day. I took one look at them, turned to him and said that I had hoped he'd pick this version up. They seem decent enough. Probably not up to Hallmark or Eaglemoss standard, but I like them well enough.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 11, 2016, 06:35:32 PM
I was out earlier thinking I'd find some of the newer Black Series figures that should be out right now. No dice, so plan B Titans Return, Chromedome in this case.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 28, 2016, 01:49:12 PM
2 Walmarts, one of which was attached to a mall that had an EB Games. I walked out with their exclusive C-3PO. This was my fourth try with them. It only took them 3 years to do this...
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 06, 2016, 02:50:02 PM
Out yet again, today. I got 3 this time.

Director Krennic - I didn't want to go through the same nonsense I went through with Hux, so he was a priority. Bough from Indigo of all places.
TRU's Hovertank Pilot Exclusive - Holiday related sale price and I was expecting this one when the Rogue One relaunch occurred.
Sabine Wren - She was a buy-on-sight figure for me. I know she's a bit controversial in the fanbase, but I like her.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 09, 2016, 05:33:16 PM
Out today, just one this time.

Darth Revan - I know the basics for him and he has an interesting look.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 24, 2016, 11:54:02 PM
We decided to open a little early.

Trek:
Ships of the Line Calendar
A 'Best of' magazine

Wars:
R2 and Vader Hallmark Ornaments

Doctor Who:
Last year's Xmas Special

Family Guy:
A "Super Friends" style parody shirt

Misc:
A MAD Magazine related book
The usual edibles
A Giftcard

We may do the stockings some time tomorrow.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 25, 2016, 07:39:50 AM
My Halo book collection is one step closer to being complete with Halo Escalation Vol. 4.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 25, 2016, 06:51:54 PM
Round 2, the Stocking - The usual edibles. A couple of which are Star Wars themed. I chuckled a bit when I found out one of them was Vader's head.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 06, 2017, 06:38:39 PM
Out today. TFA 3PO this time. Not who I was expecting to see, but I'm not going to wait 3-6 months and get a version that may not be terribly accurate.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on January 06, 2017, 06:58:21 PM
I got $150 for Christmas, and it took a few days but I picked up a couple of things, I got the Ezio Collection for $40, Mafia III for $20.

But more importantly, I bought two new Transformers, Titans Return Hardhead and Highbrow. They should be here some time next week. I need to dig out my original G1 versions and have the four displayed side-by-side.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 08, 2017, 03:34:46 AM
Ive got the DST romulan Bird or prey coming my way.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 10, 2017, 10:43:16 PM
My diamond select romulan Bird of prey came yesterday.  Its a damn work of art.  The lights and sounds are spectacular and the sculpt is wonderful.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on January 10, 2017, 10:47:21 PM
I got my Transformers today... I love them.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 11, 2017, 06:05:20 PM
I got Hardhead due to people saying he seemed like GEN Warpath and Warpath was one of my favs from that line. While I agree he's similar, that's as far as I'm willing to go.

Anyway, I was out earlier and I picked up some Star Wars stuff.

The Black Series:
AT-AT Driver - This one was on my get-at-some-point list.

Titanium Series:

Death Star - After getting Krennic, I realized I could use this thing like an in scale 3 foot model for him to look over.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on January 29, 2017, 07:11:26 AM
Just picked up the Eaglemoss Enterprise-J

Oooh I have been waiting a long time for this!

The nacelles and pylons feel fragile but the saucer is complete metal so it dosent feel as frail.  I really hope it gets the jumbo treatment later on. The newer ships seem to be using a silver finish to them, the fed scout ship from Insurrection had a really nice finish to it lets hope they keep it up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on January 31, 2017, 03:56:24 PM
I have added to my Manga collection today, Ghost in the Shell. I found it today and with the live action movie coming out in March, and my already being familiar with it through Stand Alone Complex, why not see where it all came from.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 05, 2017, 03:12:31 PM
A figure and some books today.

Star Wars:

Princess Leia - This one I wanted to get first in the new year, but she became very scarce very quickly.

Star Trek:

The Prey mini series. - The fact that they seem to be revisiting something from earlier in the books caught my attention.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 10, 2017, 02:40:40 PM
Out yet again and after being impressed with the GitS manga last week I saw the sequels and picked them both up. The fact that one of them is flipped confuses me a bit, though.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: CX on February 11, 2017, 09:38:12 PM
Added a new firearm to the collection, also my first pistol.   8)

A Romanian Tokarev TTC that was made in 1956.

(http://www.subspace-comms.net/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1432.0;attach=8888)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 11, 2017, 11:10:59 PM
Nice piece.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: CX on February 13, 2017, 02:29:43 AM
I'm looking forward to adding to this collection at the local gun show in March.  I'm hoping to find a Turkish Mauser from WWI, because those are still pretty cheap and also pretty good rifles from what I hear.  And maybe a MAS-36 or a Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* if I can find a good one.   8)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on February 17, 2017, 06:07:28 PM
Out again today. Just the one this time. Obi-Wan, of this wave I only have the Imperial Snowtrooper to pick up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on February 28, 2017, 01:41:33 AM
Just picked up the Revell snap and play Stardestroyer kit.  Well since Hasbro has decided not to do big ships and the unwashed masses seem to be fine with picking up "Boba Fett with his head turned slightly to the left" Ive decided to take Revell up on their offer and get this.  Its easy to put together no paint required and the lights and sounds are great.  I hope they do a Super Star Destroyer and the Finalizer.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: CX on March 04, 2017, 05:51:10 PM
Picked up a Type 99 Arisaka today.  8)  Got a good price on it.  Downside is ammo is kinda spendy.  :-\

(http://www.subspace-comms.net/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1432.0;attach=8892)

(http://www.subspace-comms.net/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1432.0;attach=8894)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on March 17, 2017, 05:07:43 PM
Out again today. Just the one this time. Obi-Wan, of this wave I only have the Imperial Snowtrooper to pick up.

I was out earlier and I did just that today.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on April 13, 2017, 01:10:38 PM
Out today, spent a bit more than I might have liked but now I have my Darth Vader. (I picked up the Legacy Pack.) I also found out through a friend that the carded figures are being sold through Walmart right now. She picked out the Han re-release. I was expecting it to get a "Do Not Sell" like it was 2 weeks ago at TRU. At the time we were told they don't go on sale til the 28th of this month. Either Walmart was told differently or they will get a talking to by Hasbro at some point.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 02, 2017, 05:24:27 PM
B-day haul:

Star Wars

Rogue One Ultimate Visual Guide.
AT-ACT Driver - This was a surprise to me since I got it from TRU, in the States it's available from Target. It was my pick-up-in-person item of the day. I was expecting to see some of the 40th stuff, and they did have some just nothing I wanted due to having previous releases of what was there.

Transformers

A couple of pendents. One an Autobot symbol, the other Age of Extinction's logo.

Doctor Who

A TARDIS pendent.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on May 09, 2017, 12:46:31 PM
Just picked up 3 new Eaglemoss ships 1 old 2 new.  1 - The Maquis raider, the detailing is slightly off but the model itself is one big chunk of metal and is quite nice.  2- Romulan Scout ship, great job on this one granted its kind of a simple design. 3-New orleans class,  Kind of meh...its accurate but the color feels wrong considering its from a ship that barely got screentime though I am impressed.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 09, 2017, 01:09:46 PM
Hmm... Of the 3, I'd probably go for the New Orleans.

Anyway, I was out today, partly for medical reasons, but mostly for shopping. I went older myself this time, Palpatine. I picked up the newer Vader, it didn't seem right not to pick up the Emperor at some point.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on May 10, 2017, 12:52:54 PM
Oh yeah its a nice model....and never for the life of me thought anyone would ever make one.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 10, 2017, 02:14:39 PM
It not being one of the go-to designs is pretty much why I'm inclined to go with it.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 18, 2017, 01:39:00 PM
Out today and I picked up OT Han Solo, the 40th anniversary re-release.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on May 24, 2017, 11:09:07 PM
Just picked up the eaglemoss Norway class.  Didnt really think I was gonna get it but damn its rather nice.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 28, 2017, 01:06:10 PM
Ventured a little further out then normal, based on info we were given on Thursday. I picked up EB Games exclusive R5-D4. This one was, oddly, tougher to pick up than the 3PO they had a while back.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on May 31, 2017, 07:44:07 AM
Just picked up the Eaglemoss Neghvar model.  If you're not a subscriber and you've been considering this one for a purchase...DONT!  This model is terrible.  Some of the paint apps are nice but no windows (the starboard wing disruptor broke on mine) the details are bland and the parts sticking out back from the warp nacelles and daughter craft are open and hallow on the bottom.  Plus Im pretty sure that the wings themselves are too thin.  What a dissapointment.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on May 31, 2017, 06:03:55 PM
Thanks for the PSA.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 01, 2017, 02:40:56 AM
You're quite welcome.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 15, 2017, 02:23:47 PM
Last month, I first heard about something that I suspect a lot of you already know about. Fidget spinners, I found the concept interesting and filed it away for another day. Today was that day. I just went with a basic black one, but it was part of a BOGO sale they were having so the friend I went with picked out a camo colored one.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 22, 2017, 05:28:52 PM
I'm doing another 6 weeks in the States thing. Today was day 4. I was out earlier and picked out a couple of things on my to get list..

TF: Premier Edition VOY Optimus. I could have picked this one up anytime, I just didn't feel like it until today.

Star Wars: 40th Anni. 6" Death Squad Commander. (really a Navy Trooper, which is what they'll probably call it in the Red/Black box.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 25, 2017, 05:51:58 PM
I'm in Vegas again for the next 3 or so weeks and while waiting to check into our room we visited one of the local Walmarts. I picked up TR Brawn. (shrug) I had the original back in the day so this was a no brainer for me.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 28, 2017, 06:39:49 PM
Out earlier and I just managed the one this time. RID Strongarm. She was a go-back pick up. Initially I wasn't impressed with the blast effect on the gun, but I decided to override that because I like what I know of her.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on June 28, 2017, 11:19:43 PM
Picked up some new Eaglemoss ships a while ago.

USS Franklin - A damn fine little model.  She definetly is my favorite Kelvin timeline design.

USS Rhode Island - Now I already have the Equinox so it was nice to compare.  The nacelle pylons feel more sturdy than the Equinox's so thats nice but it feels a little lighter so I think they used less metal.  Either way its not bad if you're a fan of the Nova its worth having both ships.

Arctic Transport - Now this is nice! The detail is great and the paint apps are wonderful.  The antennas give me pause but beyond that this is a fun one.

Ktinga - Ok this is lame.  The front part is all plastic and as a result mine is damn near permanently bent.  The detail is okay but some of the paint is funky.  Really dissapointed as this is one of my favorite alien ships.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on June 29, 2017, 03:02:12 AM
Trekcore looked at the Franklin. I was just unimpressed enough with some of the missing details that even the drink topper model included with the Walmart DVD release got right that I decided to wait for Hallmark's release.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 06, 2017, 07:04:20 PM
Out today, 2 this time. One Transformers the other Star Wars.

Star Wars:

40th anni. Jawa - I'm confused about why the robe is plastic instead of cloth.

Transformers:

Last Knight VOY Megatron - I would like it if the battle-mask was functional like I understand the Leader class version is.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 13, 2017, 05:50:26 PM
Just DVDs today.

Attack on Titan S1. - A couple of weeks ago Toonami had a marathon of S2 and I liked what I saw.

Orphan Black S4 - I'm not sure what took me so long, but I'm caught up with the DVD releases so far.

(I forgot to mention this for last week, I believe. My dad inquired about RWBY when we were out not long after we got here. I checked it out and then picked up the vol 1-3 collected edition, on DVD. Vol. 4 seems only available on Blu-ray, oddly enough.)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 17, 2017, 11:51:54 PM
Just picked up 2 new Eaglemoss ships.

Cardassian scout (Hidecki class) - Nice ship.  I always thought you could repaint this into a federation ship possibly a descendant of the Defiant class.  The ship is allot of metal and feels very dense.  The "pincers" on the back were kind of loose but I remedied that with some superglue.  Not a bad ship I like it better than the Galor model they did. 3 out of 5

Hirogen Hunter ship - Now this was a nice effort.  Like the Hidecki its mostly metal and the detailing is really nice.  Now the secondary warp nacelles on mine were loose (one even fell off mid transit) but I remedies that with some superglue.  I'll definetly be picking up a second. 4 out of 5.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on July 18, 2017, 04:04:12 PM
Out today, kind of on our way back home, and we visited the local Walmart. Two this time, one Transformers the other Star Wars.

Tranformers:

Titan Returns Kickback - I finally have the Insecticons complete in update form.

Star Wars:

40th Anni. Chewie - I have the corresponding Han, so why not?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on July 25, 2017, 08:24:54 PM
Just picked up the eaglemoss Borg Tactical cube.  Not much metal on this one but the detailing is nice and its a nice sized model.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 17, 2017, 12:57:25 PM
Another outing today, I honestly wasn't expecting to find anything except some street date breaks. I came home with TRU's Clone Commander Gree. The paint job makes it worth the higher than normal price.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on August 21, 2017, 11:18:32 PM
Just picked up the Eaglemoss Borg renegade ship and federation fighter.  Both are nice but nothing to write home about.  That plus Im surprised they're quite small.

The renegade Borg ship kind of reminds me of Ennis House from "House on haunted Hill"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ennis_House
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on August 24, 2017, 01:00:50 PM
I've been visiting my stepmom's older brother's place since Sunday and we went out to the local* mall earlier. I checked out the attached Walmart. I figured with all of the leak reports that I've been seeing online lately that I'd see something that way. I walked out with Jango Fett. Since I picked up Gree, it made sense to pick him up finally.

*An hour away.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 03, 2017, 03:25:06 AM
Went ahead and picked up the eaglemoss Jumbo Enterprise-D.  This thing is heavy the saucer is almost entirely metal.  The detailing is nice and they gave it a descent aztec pattern on the hull.  Im glad Ive got it but it dosent hold a candle to DST's E-D.  Im really hoping we get an Enterprise-J in jumbo too.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 08, 2017, 03:26:08 PM
I went out earlier and picked up some stuff.

Star Trek:

This year's ship ornament, The Franklin: At first glance, I'd say it's at least on par with the drink topper that was included with the Walmart exclusive DVD.

Star Wars:

Grand Admiral Thrawn: I would have preferred to get the SDCC release, but not in the cards this time. I'm still impressed by what I see.

Jedi Master Luke: Took 'em long enough. About the only thing I don't like based off of what I've seen is that they could have done his cape better than they did.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on September 12, 2017, 10:41:55 PM
As a birthday present for myself I picked up the eaglemoss Jumbo Enterprise-E and Jenolan.  The Jenolan is suprisingly large and is quite nice.  For a transport ship she's quite solid.  The Enterprise-E is nice but it pails in comparison to the DST version. 
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: CX on September 13, 2017, 12:00:03 AM
Picked up a DVD of Otaku no Video, and the soundtracks for Blood: The Last Vampire (the original movie) and Gun x Sword.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 21, 2017, 01:46:17 PM
I  was out today and I found a couple, but I decided to pick up just one: the Tusken Raider.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 21, 2017, 10:33:34 PM
Picked up a DVD of Otaku no Video, and the soundtracks for Blood: The Last Vampire (the original movie) and Gun x Sword.

Have you watched Iron-Blooded Orphans?
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: CX on September 22, 2017, 09:23:28 AM
Nope.  Never heard of it, actually.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 22, 2017, 02:16:30 PM
I've seen some episodes, one of the last times I was in the States when it was on their Cartoon Network's Toonami block. As a Gundam series, it seemed alright.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 22, 2017, 05:56:29 PM
Nope.  Never heard of it, actually.

It's a Gundam series, and it is amazing. It's about a group of child soldiers who are able to branch out on their own. It doesn't hold back on the violence either.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: TNC on September 24, 2017, 08:42:01 AM
Of all the Gundams I've watched, Iron-Blooded Orphans is definitely the most brutal with the violence.  Sure its one thing to watch Wing Zero vaporize a hundred Leos with a buster rifle blast, its another thing entirely watching a guy get crushed in a mobile suit cockpit by a giant mace.

It's the most recent of the Gundam series.  AFAIK the second season is still airing in Japan.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on September 24, 2017, 11:55:55 AM
What makes it brutal, is that they don't use energy weapons, and most of the combat is close range. I think the most brutal death is when Mikazuki steps on the cockpit of a mobile suit, and the pilot's blood splashes out.

I love how Gjallarhorn's forces are all pomp and ceremony. Everything is a pose, with rules and etiquette to combat, while Tekkadan is "there's the enemy, kill them".

I believe the second season is coming to the US soon. The series ended months ago in Japan. Though there are rumors of a third season, or even a movie.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 26, 2017, 12:52:26 PM
Added to my manga collection today. Last week I found an all-in-one copy of Death Note. I decided to pick it up as soon as possible since I'm familiar enough with the anime.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: TNC on September 26, 2017, 07:00:22 PM
What makes it brutal, is that they don't use energy weapons, and most of the combat is close range. I think the most brutal death is when Mikazuki steps on the cockpit of a mobile suit, and the pilot's blood splashes out.

I love how Gjallarhorn's forces are all pomp and ceremony. Everything is a pose, with rules and etiquette to combat, while Tekkadan is "there's the enemy, kill them".

I believe the second season is coming to the US soon. The series ended months ago in Japan. Though there are rumors of a third season, or even a movie.

Ah.  It's been a while since I've looked into it.  IIRC that death you mentioned was the same episode so... violently showed the difference between Gjallarhorn and Tekkadan's fighting style.  I hope Adult Swim/Toonami pick up the second season soon, although that means I'll have to find the time to rewatch season one.

Personally though I think IBO and Gundam 00 might be tied for my favorite series in the franchise, but that might be some nostalgia talking.  Unicorn looks amazing and at there's some good moments, but it just goes off the rails with the Newtype magic at the end, plus having not watched most of the Universal Century shows means I missed out on all the little Easter egg references.  Basically all I've seen is bits and pieces of the original series, 0080, 0083, and 8th MS Team, and I barely remember 0083.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on September 28, 2017, 12:46:26 PM
Out again today, a little Transformers and some Star Wars.

Tranformers:

Titans Return Windblade - She was my Plan B for the mall I went to since I wasn't seeing anything Star Wars that I didn't already have.

Star Wars:

Hera Syndulla - Canadians that might be looking for her, check EB Games.

Maz Kanata - This one made my eyebrows rise because I wasn't expecting to see her for a few more weeks.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: TNC on October 03, 2017, 07:09:11 PM
Well it turns out Toonami/Adult Swim have picked up the second season of Iron-Blooded Orphans, it airs this Saturday.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: CX on October 03, 2017, 09:55:58 PM
I got the first 4 volumes of Toward the Terra on sale at RightStuf.  Now I just need to get the last two volumes at some point.  :D
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 05, 2017, 12:59:07 PM
Just one this time: the OT Stormtrooper.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on October 17, 2017, 10:22:12 PM
Been a bit late with this but I picked up some new eaglemoss ships.

First is the USS Pasteur...not great but not bad either

2nd is the USS Raven...Pretty damn solid.  Its not a fancy design obviously but it is neat to see how Sternbach made it look like a relative of the runabout.

3rd is the Kazon Raider. It is really nice to have this as Ive always had a soft spot for the raider.  It turned out to be a nice model too.  Though after how sizable the Jenolan tuned out to be a I was a bit surprised at how small they made the raider.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 23, 2017, 12:44:28 PM
Again just the one this time, mostly by choice: Gen. Leia Organa.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on October 26, 2017, 12:54:22 PM
Out again and this one surprised me... The Guardians of Evil 4-pack. With all of the release date non-sense I wasn't expecting this.

Incidentally, Canadians that might want to get the Ghost Kenobi from Walgreens? Go to EB Games.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 07, 2017, 01:33:40 PM
Out again, the TRU Ackbar/FO Officer 2 pack.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 09, 2017, 01:25:31 PM
I was out today expecting that I'd find the single release version of one of Snoke's Guards. Nope. I found Snoke himself. With all of the release date jerking around, I wasn't expecting to see him until January.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on November 10, 2017, 10:33:00 PM
Woo hoo got me a Eaglemoss Titan.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on November 30, 2017, 01:56:59 PM
Out again, and while it wasn't one I was expecting to pick up, I got one I still find useful: Finn (First Order Officer Disguise)
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 07, 2017, 01:34:33 PM
Out today, needed a new book so I thought I'd take a look at the Discovery tie-in. I know Mack knows his Trek, so I'm not concerned about that. I'm just curious about what hasn't made it into the show proper.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 07, 2017, 10:03:30 PM
Just had a small Eaglemoss haul

-USS Ahwanee - Really nice kitbash I particularly love the Constellation descendant idea.
-Armored Voyager - Ive always liked the battle armor Voyager got in "Endgame" A nice little model too nothing to write home about.
-USS Chekov - See now this has to be my favorite of the Wolf 359 Kitbashes. A pretty solid and heavy model.
-USS Centaur - Unlike the Wolf 359 kitbashes Im really not a fan of DS9's frankenstein fleet.  That being said the Centaur is cool plus it retroactively fits into continuity with the Shenzou.  A nice model though like the Kazon warship I think it could stand to be bigger.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 12, 2017, 01:52:13 PM
Out today despite the weather and I picked up one I was't expecting to see until next month at the earliest: Rose Tico.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Xero on December 12, 2017, 08:51:17 PM
I wonder if they'll ever do any of the Star Trek Online designs. There's some cool looking ships these days, like the Odyssey/Yorktown, Guardian, Sao Paulo, and Hestia, for example
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Fiery Little One on December 21, 2017, 05:45:06 PM
Opened stuff a few days early because the family we're visiting doesn't want to do gifts this year. A couple of books, a couple of calendars, a couple of giftcards, some edibles and the general retail release version of the Praetorian Guard.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 24, 2017, 05:06:28 AM
Picked up 2 new eaglemoss ships as a pre-christmas treat.

-Malon export ship - Not spectacular I mean it is just a garbage scow but not bad either and it does have some nice flourishes.

-Ferengi Marauder - You know I never realized what a nice design this is but when you have it in your hands it really shines and it shows how talented Andy Probert is.  Very nice model though mine has an assembly issue.  I know some people complained about the weathering but I rather like it.  It makes the ship look like a tiger.  Good model all around.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: Razor on December 28, 2017, 04:12:43 AM
Well might as well talk about my christmas haul.

-Stranger Things season 2 blu-ray - The feax VHS package is wonderful.

-Eaglemoss Jumbo 1701 - I was originally going to skip this as Ive already got the DST and Playmates 1701 but I wanted something big for christmas.  A very nice and solid model definetly the best of the jumbos so far.

Eaglemoss Aventine - Ok I wasn't originally going to get this as from some of the early pictures it looked way too small.  That being said Mark Rademaker was a member here at SCN and I felt compelled to get this out of a sense of loyalty...that plus I enjoy any nice fed ships.  Now the ship itself is a wonderful design but the model eaglemoss did left allot to be desired.  For starters its tiny and its mostly plastic not as much metal as I was hoping.

Eaglemoss Phoenix. - Oh boy now this was the highlight of my christmas.  Ive become more of a fan of the Nebula class over the years thanks to the eaglemoss model and its rather scrappy developement history.  The phoenix is wonderful.  Its rear section isnt devoid of detail like the Honshu's and the pod is really quite solid and sturdy.  I suggest everyone pick this up.
Title: Re: New SCN Collections thread
Post by: CX on January 03, 2018, 01:25:15 AM
Picked up the Dirty Pair tv series from Rightstuf when it was on sale.  Still salty that it was split into two volumes...