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Have you ever returned a toy in the wrong box?

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Re: Have you ever returned a toy in the wrong box?

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:33 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: Okay... mere words cannot describe the sheer awesome absurdity of this.
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To quote blackman of Allspark.com:
This..this is art. Any person can stick a tomato or a be hive in a box, but kitbashing a figure so that they can get a toy a good deal of the fandom treats like a red-headed step child...no words. Just genius.

BTW, those are Energon Landmine limbs on that...thing, in that box.
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Re: Have you ever returned a toy in the wrong box?

Postby CYLON (13) » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:58 pm

Ok, forgive my naivete. :oops:

What are we looking at? :lol: I know it's a TF: Prime, Bulkhead box. What's going on inside, though? :lol: Did someone return a broken figure? I'm totally lost. Please spell it out, for me. :oops:
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Re: Have you ever returned a toy in the wrong box?

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:19 pm

CYLON (13) wrote:Ok, forgive my naivete. :oops:

What are we looking at? :lol: I know it's a TF: Prime, Bulkhead box. What's going on inside, though? :lol: Did someone return a broken figure? I'm totally lost. Please spell it out, for me. :oops:
See what I wrote below the image.
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Re: Have you ever returned a toy in the wrong box?

Postby CYLON (13) » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:29 pm

:lol: Yeah, still lost. :lol:

What's "kitbashing"?
Did someone do that just to be a jerk? Did they want the accesories? Is this supposed to be funny or shocking? I'm a fuddy-duddy, I know. :oops: :lol:
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Re: Have you ever returned a toy in the wrong box?

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:11 pm

CYLON (13) wrote::lol: Yeah, still lost. :lol:

What's "kitbashing"?
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o "kitbashing" = "customizing"

CYLON (13) wrote:Did someone do that just to be a jerk? Did they want the accesories? Is this supposed to be funny or shocking? I'm a fuddy-duddy, I know. :oops: :lol:
What's mind-boggling about this is that someone actually took the time to take a bunch of junkers, kitbash them into something that only sort of resembles Bulkhead, and then stuck in it the box to get a goo deal on a toy that's already not that good to begin with.

In other words, they put so much extra effort in trying to get a mediocre figure for free. :P
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Re: Have you ever returned a toy in the wrong box?

Postby CYLON (13) » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:21 pm

Ah, so.

That is pretty funny.
It looks like someone, with a bit of an anger issue :lol: , bought the figure beat the tar out of it and returned it...just for giggles. That's why I was all, "wha?". :lol:
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Re: Have you ever returned a toy in the wrong box?

Postby Tacticon » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:08 am

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Re: Have you ever returned a toy in the wrong box?

Postby OptimusPhillip » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:01 pm

Sabrblade wrote:You have got to see the TFWiki page on this. "Toy Swapping" is the name of this game. Get a load of these examples:

TFWiki.net had once wrote:
  • Armada Giga-Con Jetfire, with the packaging including nothing but the chest plate.
  • One half of a broken up Robots in Disguise Ultra Magnus in a much smaller box that belonged to a toy from a later line.
  • Alternators Dead End, with the packaging containing a non-transforming black Dodge Viper convertible model car. This was actually sold on eBay as a "rare factory error variant" of Alternators Side Swipe.
  • A painted piece of wood (!) in a Transformers packaging.
  • Cybertron Leader Class Optimus Prime, with the packaging containing a bootleg of the Power Rangers figure Ninjor.
  • Movie Voyager Ratchet and Movie Voyager Ironhide, with the packaging containing either Cybertron Deluxe Demolishor or Cybertron Voyager Mudflap.
  • A pair of binoculars (!) in Transformers packaging.
  • Energon Megatron in an Energon Galvatron box.
  • A terribly broken Titanium Thundercracker in a Movie Thundercracker box.
  • The original release of Voyager Class Ironhide from the 2007 Movie toyline in the packaging of the "Premium Series" redeco.
  • Robots in Disguise Armorhide, a toy that was originally released in 2001, in the packaging of Hardtop from the 2007 Movie line. What's worse, someone actually tried to sell this as an "error variant" on TFieds.com



And here's some image examples:

A Power Rangers Ninjor/Ninjakon knockoff in Cybertron Optimus Prime packaging. "Details and colors may vary." :lol:
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The infamous non-transforming black Dodge Viper in an Alternators Dead End packaging. "Rare factory error variant! Could be yours for only $1000!"
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This is just pathetic. Notice that both boxes in the pic have the wrong toy in them.
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And need I really comment on this one?

I can't see who was supposed to be in the box with Landmine
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Re: Have you ever returned a toy in the wrong box?

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:29 pm

OptimusPhillip wrote:I can't see who was supposed to be in the box with Landmine
It's a Universe Overload box with Cybertron landmine put inside it.
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Re: Have you ever returned a toy in the wrong box?

Postby OptimusPhillip » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:00 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
OptimusPhillip wrote:I can't see who was supposed to be in the box with Landmine
It's a Universe Overload box with Cybertron landmine put inside it.

I realized that just before reading this
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