The UK GD Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Xaran Alamas, Dec 17, 2021.

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    Snout Spout swore revenge on the practical joker that filled his water tanks with sewage,
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    Heyup, I want to make some enamel pin badges... and I notice a lot of TFN Forge dudes have made their own pins and stuff. Does anyone know of a good company/factory to use?
     
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    :bday 

    FYI it seems (from anecdotal evidence on the FB UK GI Joe Classified group) that the auto-charge function of Pulse UK is prone to Borking when multiple Pre-order items drop on the same day (lots of chatter about folks only getting charged for Hawk/Helix/Shockwave, or some pair combinations of the former depending on what they're snagging, in their multiple figure order but not Ripper).
    Looks like someone pressed the right button at 10:05am for me, and now the General and the Biker are both on their way - in two different deliveries it would seem!
     
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    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    I hope this doesn't awaken something in me....



    Couple of lines in here I have absolutely no recollection of at all - Sky Commanders? GOLDEN GIRL?? - but it did jog a memory of seeing Infaceables in a catalogue.
     
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    Finally a decent image of the upcoming Lego Space themed CMF series.

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    I finally gave Stranger Things a go and it just confirmed again that I'm sick to the back teeth of 'the Netflix model' where every episode is stretched to an unnecessary 40 minutes and you could skip every other one without missing anything. It's a shame because it had real promise in my terms.
     
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    Currently engaged in a double-round of "Tracking Chicken" with Yodel. Since last night Hawk has sat at "Arriving by Weds", and this morning Ripper has joined him but neither have ticked over to "Out for Delivery" yet, even though technically Hawk got out the gate first and potentially should be a step or two ahead, so I'm intermittently refreshing as late as I can today before bumping them to Thursday...
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    Annnd, of course, Ripper & Hawk have ended up in my hands at 12:36 exactly, after an "Out for Delivery" notice a mere 3 minutes prior!
    Good job I'd broken off from Dusting to lunch & watch 'Impossible!'!!!
     
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    Random question; don't suppose anyone knows of anywhere that would buy a small collection (about 30, I think) of Funko Pops?

    I just don't think I have the sanity to list them all individually on eBay at this point! :D 
     
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    The Origins Cartoon Collection gets a vehicle and it's The Collector!:rock 
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    I didn't expect it to hold 3 figures or be a retail release so it's a hell of a result!

    Wondering whether the Battle Ram might be on the table for the Heroic Warriors as the front part is already done and a cartoon scaled Wind Raider would be a risk because the toy one isn't exactly hard to get at this point so there's a risk of flooding the market with 2 very similar products.

    Prince Adam & Cringer get 2 heads each!,
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    Scale everything up suitably and Cartoon Collection Battle Cat and Panthor should be easy enough to do!

    Cartoon Collection Evil Lyn's skin tone doesn't look too screen accurate and she's still missing the cape,
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    As expected Cartoon Collection Webstor includeds the statue from the cartoon episode in which he appeared,
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    Cartoon Collection Clawful includes the Horn of Doom,
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    Cartoon Collection Spikor,
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    Horde Trooper Prime and Hover Bot
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    Another Stranger Things crossover,
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    Masterverse,

    Fan Channel Skeletor with throne,
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    Leech,
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    Sy-Klone,
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    Thunder Punch He-Man appears to use the New Eternia Faker headsculpt which is a very good move, I just wish his hair was lighter,
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    That's another Masterverse Mer-Man I won't be buying,
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    Not a fan of Battle Armour Skeletor either as they've over designed it. Battle Armour is a classic look, it doesn't need shit adding to it but Mattel gotta Mattel :rolleyes: 
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    There's a few Netflix characters also been revealed but I've no intrest in any of them.
     
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    Curiously my Hawk's box has a Hasbro Hong Kong Import sticker? He also has the best set of guns out of my recent Classified purchases, still some flex but not as wobbly as Ripper's or Tunnel Rat's.
    For a heart-stopping few minutes I thought my Ripper was missing his raybans, turned out that luckily they're just so small and light that I'd unknowingly dragged dropped them on the floor immediately by me - THE RELIEF!
    Both figures have decent deco and finish, so good I'll give Ripper's slightly "Bobble" waist a pass seeing as it doesn't effect posing, and I either pose or play with figures I don't just sit there shaking them!
    Rip's Jaws of Life are made out of way more solid plastics than his guns and knives though, so he's one up on poor Buzzer.

    Once again the Classified team have nailed updating classic '85ers!
    I dunno what they can do to Retro this Hawk, though I suspect maybe a cheeky switch to comic book blonde as well as some brown & green tone shifting and dropping the shotgun & grenade launcher for an O.G.I. Joe homage rucksack.
    Hawk's definitely done for me though, a Retro Cover Girl to serve as his Aide De Camp though? Oooooooh, that would be tempting, I think putting them together like that might be the best lore to come from the Live Action movies (I know it's in Skybound Duke but IIRC it started with Quaid in the fillum?)? Artillery heads sticking together!

    The other purchase fallout is I'll need at least 3 more sub-£50, ideally £20-£30 tops, hogs for the 'Noks! (Torch needs a ride too eventually!)
     
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    Saucy Susan had been on the cheese before bed.

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    Didn't realise the shoulder pads were removable for a more old school look so cheers for that pic!
     
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    Yeah, I tend to do that with them!
     
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    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    Managed to fill two big holes in my WWE figure collection at the weekend.

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    Took a trip into Bulwell whilst my youngest lad was at Gymnastics and B&M came up Trumps! Was umming-and-arring over the Bret figure as whatever headsculpt Mattel do for him is nothing like him but decided to pull the trigger.
     
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    I might keep the belt on the figure but removing the shoulder pads will help give his ears a bit more room to move!

    @we_are_forest,
    I got those 2 a while back via Smyths and they're alright although I changed the Bret head for one that's been reused on quite a few of his figures but was first used on the Defining Moments release.

    I'm hoping that somewhere down the line they do a Summerslam '92 themed Ultimate Edition set, I don't suppose the Bret sculpts will be any better or there'll be any better sized hands for his signature pose but Davey might get a new headsculpt in addition to the smiling one and the additional articulation would be nice.
     
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    Realising I have been spending way too much time on Guntube because in-hand I can tell that the Cover Girl/Hawk shotgun is an automatic, not a pump action as I originally assumed!

    EDIT: *SEMI-Automatic, I do beg your pardon - perhaps I'd better get back to Guntube!
     
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    Liefeld had a lot to answer for.

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    *Sniffs* "What the fuck are you wearing?"

    "WD-40."

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    Rex loved a Slush Puppie.

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