Browncoat, thank you for enlightening us with the history of the TMNT Playmates line. That was a very informative read.
You had me until the end with all that talk about killing franchises and Transformers. It hit a little close to home with the current Transformers Animated situation. It's all the worse because the Ratchet centric episode which just aired was far better than any Michael Bayformer movie will ever be.
I actually love Transformers: Animated. it's perfect in its way that it panders to kids, yet is intriguing and respectful enough for its adult audience
Anyone else see this?
Not good for Nightmare figures and new Up figures I guess...I'm hoping we get some Up stuff though because LB and I are both anticipating buying some figures from the movie!
That made up for the last Waspinator episode not being hilarious at all. As Beast Wars is my favorite Transformers tv series, I've enjoyed the many homages to that show but Waspinator really shouldn't be that sinister. I didn't even realize that Rattrap was in the last episode until reading a review at another site.
As far as Up toys go, I saw some plush dogs - Dug and two other black dogs at the Disney Store last Saturday. Dug is the wrong color btw, yellow instead of off white. Perhaps they'll have a line of plastic toys as well? I'd love to get a Kevin.
How long has the Duke vs Cobra set been out for
the set is at wal mart and has Duke and 4 cobra commanders and
there are sets that include a comic book too
(just seen them at walmart the other week)
G.I. JOE RESOLUTE G.I.JOE vs. COBRA Set - Product Detail
If that's the one, it came out a few months ago. If you're interested in getting it, I'd suggest holding off for a bit as I expect these to get clearanced out for the GI Joe Movie toys.
i got the Cobra Commander single card for $6 from Resolute but black and red CC is drool worthy
I actually like the Waspinator arc and where it turned up. I waited on picking up the toy until i specifically saw him turn into a wasp. i hate buying toys based on a show that aren't canonically used in it and usually only buy show accurate ones.
speaking of which, Shockwave. He was released earlier in the grey/blue color scheme he debuted on TF:A with. Target then had the exclusive purple "G1" inspired color scheme. because it wasn't in the show i decided to go after the show accurate one.
but now the end of the last episode showed him reverting to his "true" color, which is the purple Target exclusive!
i'm so torn on what to pick. what do you guys suggest?
EDIT: d'oh, just found it. his in-show name was "Rattletrap"
Browncoat, if only you had bought purple Shockwave during those 2 days were those sets were accidently put on sale at 4.99, you wouldn't have this problem.
Personally I like the purple one better (of course, getting him for $5 doesn't hurt either) especially since I've never owned a G1 Shockwave.
I've got the original G1 Shockwave from the 80s. He's not in mint though. It was a well played toy. :) His arms are kind of falling off. I would like to get him repaired eventually. Only problem is he and the other Transformers I got are at my parents' house on Vancouver Island.