The UK Toy Discussion

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Boardwise, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Seeaich

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    Well at least they didn't briefly disappear into a parallel dimension as @Decepticreeps100's Max set seemed to, still f***ing TUESDAY?!
    "First Class" my arse!!!
     
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  2. Maz

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    wait you picked up a condor? my first MASK toy that is.
     
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    Not me specifically, but the contributor who wrote about it in the article. In this case, @tikgnat

    All the best
    Maz
     
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    Brilliant article....................in fact so much so how about we continue the subject here.

    So UK thread, what was your favourite purchase from TFN 2017?
     
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  6. Azrail

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    TF Nation #3: Car Display
    TFN #3. Some pics from the cars displayed outside at TF Nation 2017.

    Transformers Car Hire were present for another year with some excellent screen accurate replica cars.
    Bumblebee (Camaro 2013), Beaterbee (Camaro 1977), Barricade (Police Mustang) and Bumblebug (G1 VW Bug).
    The staff dress up in army uniforms of I believe NEST and you can pay to sit inside the cars. They even had the Exclusive Bearicade on the dashboard of Barricade :D 
    Transformers Car Hire - Vehicles: Bumblebee Car Hire, Barricade, Chevrolet Camaro, Police Car - Home

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  7. Skywarp SCS

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    Well this is odd, in a totally non-robot related post, I have to make it back up to Birmingham again(!) today for work.

    The email said "smart business attire" so I have to bust the suit out and it's not even a wedding or a christening.

    Crushed velvet is still in, right?
     
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    Many thanks. Following the thread to watch for the pre-order of the calendar. Having this year's one in the hall makes for a good change from my girlfriend's usual choice of dog ones, and also makes a good talk-point for folks that visit.
     
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    It would appear that there are 3 Slingers to a case of 8 and Kup will no doubt go down in price.

    Assuming of course that retailers actually order them!

    http://dlvr.it/PfK52l
     
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    AFA e-Hobby Galvatron.JPG
    Ehobby Starscream Black and Clear.JPG

    Showing some eHobbys.....
     
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  11. Dreago

    Dreago 3 whole bits!

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    Thanks for the kind words, but if you hang on a bit I'll be snapping some alt mode pics later and that may well dull the fires. HUGE trailer, TINY cab...

    'Cos he's a sexy monkey!

    The easy choice would be LL Rodders, the colours on him completely blow me away, but it's not him. It's not Thunder Erebus or Galaxy Meteor either, even though they were the two I was most excited to grab pictures of.

    I think for me it has to be MP Artfire. I already had Maketoys Grapple and MMC Inferno and I am very happy with those guys to the point that I didn't feel the need to replace them no matter how amazing the transformations on the official versions were, especially with the vast plain detail-less sections with not a sniff of a logo or circuit to break up the bland. Enter Artfire! Same toy, far, far better to look at.

    He's an absolute looker, and not only is the transformation genius it was very straight forwards and I didn't even need the instructions. Great toy, brilliant to pose and just looks so amazing! Love him!

    Artfire Presley banging out a tune at club con:
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    Not that the photos were bad (who am I to criticize?) but when you compare them to your recent ones you can clearly see how much you still improve your already high standards Maz (less shadows, more contrast, more colours and so on). :thumb 


    Even far away a lovely lovely dude has pick up Asterisk Mode Calidus (and some of you signed the box which is glorious). That'll be my high quality haul for 2017 TFN ;) 


    Cox for the win. Still love Murica V8 though. I'd love to have an old one as a daily. :) 
     
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    Yup, badges were done by Gav Spence, who also did the Animated comic. There's pics of them all at the back of the fanzine PDF!
     
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    One for the money, two for the show. ;) 
    Also wanted to tell you I really like your stone studio in your recent pics. :) 
     
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    I picked up some great toys from TFN, as well as some fantastic artwork :) 

    My friend Sophie had a great time, and we enjoyed doodling various robots ourselves at the convention. Met some lovely people and most we're quite chatty. One younger girl at the Cosplay show seemed to take a lot of interest in a Ravage I was sketching so I left it for her as we retired for the evening. My fourth TF convention, won't be my last :) 

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    Good morning!

    Here's a picture I took a few minutes ago.
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  17. Dreago

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    That's an amazing haul! Thanks for sharing :) 
     
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    Haha! :D 

    Can't believe that Rev Pete (great guy, is he on here?) got a sharpie so i could sign a load of those :lol 
    Just one of the many many moments i'll never forgot from TFN.

    Also Pete, if you're reading this, cheers again for the Mirage! :thumb 

    Great read! Just the thing to stave off the post TFN-blues for another day

    Thought Nick would have picked that frankenstein's monster parts-former he made though. That thing was brilliant :lol 
     
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    Armada isn't something i'm overly familiar with outside of the Comic but the enthusiasm in the fanzine made it a great read.
    Read through it in a half hour of downtime on saturday before the evening festivities kicked off.

    Great haul! That Death's Head sketch is stunning.
     
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  20. Seeaich

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    Well, at least he's not shortpacked as well but they coulda pushed it by one to half the box, eh?

    So, unless in case of international political disaster, on-shelf at B&M's by Mid-2018, yeah?
     
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