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Old 01-10-2013, 04:55 PM   #36111
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It's a lot, I know. But it's the best price I've seen on ebay for a while (boxed versions have been going for 140 +), and while it's not MISB, I actually prefer that, as I know it wont be a duffer (of which I know exist). And if it is, I can return it, as it was described as working perfectly.

(^^ there goes a man trying to justify another big spend in a month that has also seen an MP soundwave pre-order...)
i have thought about it just not sure i can but saying that the amount i have spent on tfs since before christmas is shocking! for me anyway as its around the 500 mark maybe more and i'm not working lol
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:56 PM   #36112
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Inclination to sell spare.....increasing.
give you 80 for it worth a try
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:59 PM   #36113
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:02 PM   #36114
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It's a lot, I know. But it's the best price I've seen on ebay for a while (boxed versions have been going for 140 +), and while it's not MISB, I actually prefer that, as I know it wont be a duffer (of which I know exist). And if it is, I can return it, as it was described as working perfectly.

(^^ there goes a man trying to justify another big spend in a month that has also seen an MP soundwave pre-order...)
Hmmm, i still havent found an mp grimlock, but i think 120 is outside my price range!
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:03 PM   #36115
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just had a look on ebay and actually can't believe the prices for it on there why the hell did i sell mine
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:06 PM   #36116
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Hmmm, i still havent found an mp grimlock, but i think 120 is outside my price range!
Yeah, I have a feeling that this will be one of those situations where patience would have paid off. We'll see. Anyway, I've done a bit of graphics work for my brothers business this week, so I have the cash.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:30 PM   #36117
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I still really like the FP aesthetic, I'm just not such a big fan of the Jizai look. Definitely down for a bit of Hardboning. Or something.
Yeah the Jizai look is a bit of an acquired taste. His engineering is great, the look? Not so much. It's like FP's old stuff, but a step before that if you get my meaning.


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Yeah i thought so, just wasnt sure and couldn't be bothered to look it up,
And why do i know absolutely nothing about these toyworld headmasters
To be fair Hardbone was fairly downplayed and ignored here on tfw. Everyone was all "but I've got the headrobots one, that's good enough. Make moar dinobots", but now they're all "OMFG it roxxorz, it'll look great with those new dinobots they're totally making!" ()
I really think it looks great, and is a good size. But, no space left for expansion. Already think I'll have to sell on Amazonicron to make space for Uranos in the cabinet (he totes deserves his own shelf).


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Brooticus, 18 months ago: "I like MP grimlock, but I'm not paying 60"

Brooticus 5 minutes ago: "MP Grimlock on BIN for 120? Sold!"

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i walked past mp grimlock so many times after selling the one i had then when i went to get another it was gone proper gutted not sure i can bring myself to pay over 100 for it

ah the price we pay when we hesitate. Makes me even more thankful that me ma drove up to Stoke to fetch mine, the last one in the West Midlands apparently. It's a shame too, I'dve loved to have bought like ten of these things. Even back then I totally knew they'd be a bitch to get down the line


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Those wing edges are black as they are made or a different material and they can actually glow in flight at max speed as they heat so much from air friction. I like Blackbird's I understand they have one at Duxford Air Museum now (not that I know for sure as I can't afford to get in as it costs to much to get in).

I always wished they'd make a ROTF Jetfire repaint in that silver two tone colour too as it would look really nice with a Black Leader Optimus Prime or Buster Prime's Chrome and it's just rather pretty too.
Just like the bottom of a space shuttle- special (ceramic I believe?) tiles designed to shrug off the massive heat caused by wind resistance and other frictional forces. I have to admit, it's a fetching look and, while all white would be my preference, I wouldn't be deterred by the white and black deco. Shit, at this point I won't be deterred by an all black deco, but I won't be best pleased either.

And yeah, an A12 deco movie Jetfire would be real nice with Buster/black Prime.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:41 PM   #36118
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ah the price we pay when we hesitate. Makes me even more thankful that me ma drove up to Stoke to fetch mine, the last one in the West Midlands apparently. It's a shame too, I'dve loved to have bought like ten of these things. Even back then I totally knew they'd be a bitch to get down the line
Yeah, it's probably one of the only times i've really regretted not picking something up (the other would be the dozens of Universe Magnus/skywarp two packs going for 15 in woolies).

Another way I'm going to justify this to myself is that MP Grimlock hails from the halcyon days of 2009/2010, when Hasbro quality and engineering were arguably at their peak. I have MP Lambor and HA Jazz stood next to each other on my shelf, and while both great, it's hard to argue that Jazz isn't of a higher manufacturing standard.
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It reminds me of how many of us, myself included I believe, initially said "I'll wait til it's on offer" what fools we were! I love the one I have, he's been on my desk ready for idle mess-abouts since the day I got him (a wonderful christmas that was; MP Grimlock, RTS Jazz and Tracks...wowsers) and I don't think I'll ever let him go (unless Igear or someone made a voyager scaled copy that I could display with my classics. Then ol' MP Grimmy could make another UK fan happy).

I remember that! The good ol' days of Woolworths, oh how I miss that shop. Seems so silly that I didn't pick up loads of those two packs. They were stacked high, went for 7.50 at one point. Unbelievable.
And poor Woolworths. That Very crap have ruined them completely I remember going to the Telford branch to pick up all my new tf goods. Most of Energon, no Cybertron weirdly, but the whole classics range. Man, picking up Bumblebee, Hot Rod, Mirage, Jetfire and Optimus Prime in one trip! Goddamn we were spoilt back then.


It makes me shed a single manly tear at the current state of affairs. Mostly shitty toys, seriously shitty distribution, not-so-great pricing....compared to back then (what, like 2006?) it really does feel like Transformers is at the bottom of the barrel.




Although not a positive for you at all, I now feel better about spending 110 on two arguably-MP grade Aerialbots
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:50 PM   #36120
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Off topic but i finally watched Dredd and i gotta say i thought it was awesome, loved Urban as Dredd
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