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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Heffling wrote: »
    They look great. Are you painting the eyes also, or are they pre-painted (or decals or something)?

    Not painting the eyes, they are inserts that you can switch out. I might get into making my own eyes one of these days, but for now I'm using the ones made by Danny Choo.

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  • TurksonTurkson Near the mountains of ColoradoRegistered User regular
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Delduwath wrote: »
    Is Hasbro Pulse preferable to other online stores?

    Eh, they’ll be retail price since it’s directly from Hasbro, as opposed to some other sites like BBTS being a dollar or two more since they’re third party. Hasbro also has free shipping if you break a threshold, maybe $40? I forget.

    The thing I don’t get is it seems like stores and online retailers will often get Hasbro products before my Hasbro Pulse order ships, so that’s a little frustrating. I mainly use Pulse for their exclusives.

    So yeah, overall they’re good, just a bit slow, and have cool exclusives

    The only reason I use them is that I have yet to be screwed by them cancelling a pre-order. They had only one that I knew of that failed which was mini-cassette set that apparently a shipment was lost at sea or destroyed. Other than that they are usually solid and yeah almost always slow to get the items compared to the other sites and stores. I did notice that the last few Masterpieces they did beat BBTS in shipping them out. I just attribute that to they don't want to step on their partners by beating them to the punch.

    Speaking of that, here's their pre-order which is the same price as BBTS.
    https://hasbropulse.com/products/transformers-takara-tomy-masterpiece-mp-52-starscream

    Also two new exclusives of the Terrorcons and Siege Soundblaster.
    $189.99 https://hasbropulse.com/collections/new/products/transformers-takara-tomy-generations-selects-tt-gs05-abominus-hasbro-pulse-exclusive
    $42.99 https://hasbropulse.com/collections/new/products/transformers-takara-tomy-generations-selects-tt-gs12-soundblaster-hasbro-pulse-exclusive

    Oh man those terrorcons are hitting me in my nostalgic feels. I had the original ones as a kid.

    oh h*ck
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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    I finally got around to painting a face on one of the blank heads I have. Somewhat generic, but I'm pleased with it. I have a lot of heads so I can start experimenting, but I wanted to start easy.
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    Oh, thank goodness, she's got eyes.
    No toy based nightmares tonight.
    Cambiata wrote: »
    New faces in progress.
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    AAAAAAGHHH!
    ...damnit...

    Seriously though, these look really cool.
    Do you freehand the painting, or are there stencils/patterns to use?

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »
    I finally got around to painting a face on one of the blank heads I have. Somewhat generic, but I'm pleased with it. I have a lot of heads so I can start experimenting, but I wanted to start easy.
    rfbpczffvtsi.jpg

    Oh, thank goodness, she's got eyes.
    No toy based nightmares tonight.
    Cambiata wrote: »
    New faces in progress.
    hwrb1hzmmzop.jpg

    AAAAAAGHHH!
    ...damnit...

    Seriously though, these look really cool.
    Do you freehand the painting, or are there stencils/patterns to use?

    It's freehand, but I start with watercolor pencils to draw the design first, then acrylic paint in the areas that I feel need it. The blush effects (on lips and cheeks) are done with soft pastels, and I use an actual makeup brush for the cheeks (an eye shadow blender). I'm going to try a slight open mouthed look on the tea-colored face, which will involve some white paint. We'll see how it goes.

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    edited October 18
    Mouth penciled in, but I don't think I'm brave enough to try acrylic paint over it so this is probably final.
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    I actually think I'm going to step away from using acrylics at all, except for special effects, because I'm just not steady enough with the brushes to get the precision I want. For this face I do need to continue building the pencil color strong enough that it's solid, which may take several layers, but I like the basic look.

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    edited October 18
    Sorry, this was for the arts and crafts thread, m'bad.

    Cambiata on
  • Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    That was strangely mesmerizing...

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    That was strangely mesmerizing...

    Lol I didn't mean that for this thread, it was for the arts and crafts thread. I've moved it.

  • Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    Aww, it was pretty cool, I thought you posted it as a neat vintage "collectible"

    Does anyone have any cool vintage stuff? I don't even know what that would be considered at this point. Technically a car needs to be at least 25 years old to be antique, so maybe my kid toys are considered antique now?

    That's depressing

    For the most part, "vintage" stuff doesn't interest me to own. I definitely enjoy and appreciate looking at other peoples vintage stuff, but personally I like to fiddle with my stuff, and most older toys just aren't as fun. Like, I love Transformers, that's what I collect the most, and I grew up with G1, but I don't really have much interest in owning G1 toys since they're mostly weirdly-proportioned poorly-articulated bricks.

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Two faces complete:
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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited October 18
    Aww, it was pretty cool, I thought you posted it as a neat vintage "collectible"

    Does anyone have any cool vintage stuff? I don't even know what that would be considered at this point. Technically a car needs to be at least 25 years old to be antique, so maybe my kid toys are considered antique now?

    That's depressing

    For the most part, "vintage" stuff doesn't interest me to own. I definitely enjoy and appreciate looking at other peoples vintage stuff, but personally I like to fiddle with my stuff, and most older toys just aren't as fun. Like, I love Transformers, that's what I collect the most, and I grew up with G1, but I don't really have much interest in owning G1 toys since they're mostly weirdly-proportioned poorly-articulated bricks.

    I always go into antique stores and go through the toys and media sections when I have time. I've found some gems from time to time. I found Earthbound with a giant Blockbuster sticker on it for 3 bucks in a Goodwill, I found MvC 1 and 2 for Dreamcast in a small mom n pop antique shop. Also I visited my step grandmother's once and helped them move some old boxes, we found about 4-5 original Star Wars Kenner figures, in varying states of condition. We ended up selling them all for a decent chunk of change, they seemed really skeptical when I was like "Hey these might be worth some money."

    Just knowing what to look for makes for fun experiences like that

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    My reason for painting these faces was to sell them and I really wasn't expecting to like any of my paintjobs enough to keep one. Wellllll.... I might keep this one.
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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    I already ran out of fixative spray. :( I can continue to work on the faces I have the base layers on, but I can't do layers until more spray is delivered. Sigh.

  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    New face started, but this is as far as I can go with it until the fixative spray I ordered is delivered. This one is going to have the lavender eyes.
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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    Y'know I didn't think it was possible for Disney to make any merch I'd really want and then they go and make these
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    Next you're telling me they gonna do Silverhawks too

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    edited October 21
    Amazon Seeker two pack is back up and live. Go get them whomever still wanted them!

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B083VMBWCK/

    I think it was @Nobody ?

    Edit: Also Walgreens Transformers Bluestreak is up for shipping.

    https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/transformers-generations-war-for-cybertron-deluxe-wfc-e32-bluestreak/ID=300406707-product

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Amazon Seeker two pack is back up and live. Go get them whomever still wanted them!

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B083VMBWCK/

    I think it was @Nobody ?

    Edit: Also Walgreens Transformers Bluestreak is up for shipping.

    https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/transformers-generations-war-for-cybertron-deluxe-wfc-e32-bluestreak/ID=300406707-product

    Amazon needs to do something about those scalper bots, it’s already back out of stock

  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    edited October 21
    Nobody wrote: »
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Amazon Seeker two pack is back up and live. Go get them whomever still wanted them!

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B083VMBWCK/

    I think it was Nobody ?

    Edit: Also Walgreens Transformers Bluestreak is up for shipping.

    https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/transformers-generations-war-for-cybertron-deluxe-wfc-e32-bluestreak/ID=300406707-product

    Amazon needs to do something about those scalper bots, it’s already back out of stock

    Damn, I was hoping you would get one.

    Edit: Some are speculating that maybe Amazon is putting up stock in batches since these were ready to ship out and delivered by Saturday.

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  • E.CoyoteE.Coyote Registered User regular
    Funko shop has a 10in gitd oogie boogie up. I nabbed one to gift to someone.

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    TFCon is happening this weekend (virtually, of course). That means some 3rd party convention exclusives. Planet X will have whatever this is (I think it's a War for Cybertron-style Ultra Magnus using Diaclone colors? Something along those lines?):


    MMC Ocular Max will have a translucent, smokey version of their not-Ravage:


    Fans-Hobby will have their recent Athena (not-Minerva) remolded into a not-Windblade:


    There might be more announced tomorrow/Friday, I'm not sure. They've been doing one per day so far.

    That not-Windblade looks pretty cool! It's also a pretty non-trivial remold, which is nice.

    Gonna bat-signal @Betsuni on this one - I think you mentioned before that you enjoy convention exclusives, right?

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Oh man, I kinda want that Windblade, but I'll hold out for one with a jet mode.

  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Aw yeah I sort of like the Windblade too. Wonder if there is a chance since she is limited and only at one store. I already have the Glit version of the Ravage otherwise I would have gone for that one.

    Thanks for the heads-up!

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Danny Choo realllllly knows how to dial into my gambling urges. He's selling random painted heads at a reduced price, with some chance of getting a prototype head. Fucking job search, why haven't you given me a job yet? If I had any kind of offer I wouldn't hesitate, but since I don't... ugh. It's not like there won't be future sculpts and paints that I'll probably like more but still UGH.

  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Speaking of Diaclone, I really dig some of the stuff but man is it so expensive.

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Aw yeah I sort of like the Windblade too. Wonder if there is a chance since she is limited and only at one store. I already have the Glit version of the Ravage otherwise I would have gone for that one.

    Thanks for the heads-up!
    I've never paid attention to TFCon exclusives before (well, I checked some out after the conventions), so I have no idea how likely they are to sell out. My guess is that you'll be able to get one if you really want it, based solely on the fact that previous con exclusives were still available years after the convention itself, but who knows how things will play out in the year 20-literally-all-bets-are-off-20.

  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Danny Choo realllllly knows how to dial into my gambling urges. He's selling random painted heads at a reduced price, with some chance of getting a prototype head. Fucking job search, why haven't you given me a job yet? If I had any kind of offer I wouldn't hesitate, but since I don't... ugh. It's not like there won't be future sculpts and paints that I'll probably like more but still UGH.

    Yeah, I'm guessing it is due to the recessions due to the whole world right now that he's doing these? Or is this something he regularly does? Hopefully it is the later and you'll have a job when he does do it again.

    Or you could gamble again and get a prototype to sell for beaucoup bucks! Probably not since you got one last time huh?
    Delduwath wrote: »
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Aw yeah I sort of like the Windblade too. Wonder if there is a chance since she is limited and only at one store. I already have the Glit version of the Ravage otherwise I would have gone for that one.

    Thanks for the heads-up!
    I've never paid attention to TFCon exclusives before (well, I checked some out after the conventions), so I have no idea how likely they are to sell out. My guess is that you'll be able to get one if you really want it, based solely on the fact that previous con exclusives were still available years after the convention itself, but who knows how things will play out in the year 20-literally-all-bets-are-off-20.

    Yeah, last time I managed to snag the con exclusives pretty easy because nobody really cared (till after they were sold out of course). This time though I might go for it, but really convincing myself I don't need one to use for other things I want more.

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Danny Choo realllllly knows how to dial into my gambling urges. He's selling random painted heads at a reduced price, with some chance of getting a prototype head. Fucking job search, why haven't you given me a job yet? If I had any kind of offer I wouldn't hesitate, but since I don't... ugh. It's not like there won't be future sculpts and paints that I'll probably like more but still UGH.

    Yeah, I'm guessing it is due to the recessions due to the whole world right now that he's doing these? Or is this something he regularly does? Hopefully it is the later and you'll have a job when he does do it again.

    Or you could gamble again and get a prototype to sell for beaucoup bucks! Probably not since you got one last time huh?

    No, it's not because of the recession. As a matter of fact, he's said that his sales have only increased since Covid. The clearinghouse stuff is because he's moving officies and wants to get rid of extra stock so he doesn't have to move it.

    The gambling demon has passed, though, they're all sold out of the lootbox-style stuff. Now I can just wait impatiently for a new job and spend a fortune once I have one.

    Heffling
  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Danny Choo realllllly knows how to dial into my gambling urges. He's selling random painted heads at a reduced price, with some chance of getting a prototype head. Fucking job search, why haven't you given me a job yet? If I had any kind of offer I wouldn't hesitate, but since I don't... ugh. It's not like there won't be future sculpts and paints that I'll probably like more but still UGH.

    Yeah, I'm guessing it is due to the recessions due to the whole world right now that he's doing these? Or is this something he regularly does? Hopefully it is the later and you'll have a job when he does do it again.

    Or you could gamble again and get a prototype to sell for beaucoup bucks! Probably not since you got one last time huh?

    No, it's not because of the recession. As a matter of fact, he's said that his sales have only increased since Covid. The clearinghouse stuff is because he's moving officies and wants to get rid of extra stock so he doesn't have to move it.

    The gambling demon has passed, though, they're all sold out of the lootbox-style stuff. Now I can just wait impatiently for a new job and spend a fortune once I have one.

    Ah that's good for you on both parts! One that he's doing well enough to continue on and be able to sell dolls to you once you get your job. :D

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Another TFCon exclusive:


    Vaguely themed after both the bat version of Optimus Primal (if you squint), and also Batman (if you squint). I think this is the last con exclusive.

    Betsuni
  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    Whoa that's neat

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Yeah, that's really rad and makes me want an official TF Batman crossover that won't cost an arm and a leg.

  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Haha, man, OK. One more TFCon exclusive has been announced. Years ago, FansProject - arguably the original Big And Serious 3P company - put out a really cool Menasor. This was back before everyone was doing Masterpiece G1, back when CHUG-size and -aesthetic was the norm. This was actually the last 3P toy I got before diving back into it last year. Anyway, for years now, Ages Three And Up has had a TFCon exclusive project: a G2 recolor of that FansProject Menasor. Stunticon by Stunticon, year by year, slowly getting it out there.

    And now, the set will finally be complete:


    I think G2 colors are garish in a way that I don't find appealing even ironically, but I gotta be honest, I think they actually kinda work with that design.

    Oh, and speaking of exclusives, it sounds like YouTuber TMReviews (a pretty solid guy) is gonna do a review of the not-Batman-not-Transformer:
    https://www.youtube.com/post/UgyvQcV6l9-k3K5ZpEd4AaABCQ
    https://www.youtube.com/post/Ugxp3AZUaeOWUQqVgm94AaABCQ
    ^ Those are YouTube Community posts with two new photos of the toy, and a tease implying that there'll be something related to it up tomorrow.

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