The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. wildfly

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    I (think) Hasbro Soundwave's deco will be a bit more cartoon inspired?

    Sideswipe..... i do think Hasbro will release it, but something about it just doesn't seem that Masterpieceish... maybe they're going to release it as part of something else.
     
  2. incapable hulk

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    I was thinking about this a couple of weeks ago, you always get the black repaint of soundwave for most of his toys- but you never get a purple comic inspired one.


    I think thats what I like about it - it looks more toy like.

    Theres less, I dunno, hyper detailing maybe? Theres lots of lines and panels with the mp figures which is part of the reason im not really a fan of the line.

    But these look to be perfect for me.
     
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    YES!

    I think we will see Hasbro releases for both new moulds.
    HOWEVER, I wonder will the licensing extend to the Hasbro versions?
    If Sideswipe does come over, he won't have that awesome paint job, no way.

    Also, Soundwave will likely lose all that lovely silver paint and become a flat grey and blue brick.

    I think i'm going to have to take the hit and import at least those two, maybe Red Alert as well.
     
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    And an alternate head with that weird Manny Galan neck!
     
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    The way it has been in the past is that Takara has the cartoon inspired deco and Hasbro goes with toy sticker applications. It wouldn't surprise me if that were to happen with Prime, Sideswipe and Soundwave.
     
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    Isnt the prime virtually the same as the takara version though? Judging by the botcon pics?

    I reckon we'll get one of red alert or sideswipe.

    I hope hasbro makes an announcement at SDCC or whuchever con it is coming up
     
  7. wildfly

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    1) Lighter blue, lighter red and grey, i think. Trailer interior unpainted. Facemask unpainted. roller different color, painted rooflights.

    2) several months before Takara even release their versions? Doubt it. It stands to undercut Takara's sales.
     
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    I agree. I think that we will get Sideswipe - more popular generally, and a Movie character.

    I think tha Soundwave will depend on stores in particular. He would be an expensive purchase, and stores have been burnt by MPs almost every time.
     
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    I think, Skywarp was over ordered becasue Wal-Mart underordered Starscream.

    TRU... not in such a hurry to clear things out, and Hasbro have more or less said they're inclined to give stores like TRU additional support.

    Personally, i think TRU would jump at an MP Soundwave, even if they don't expect it to sell that quickly.
     
  10. Luffy20

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    I have found that parcelforce deliver parcels sent EMS and possibly SAL. I'm not sure on the last one as I have read it is delivered by parcelforce or royal mail.

    Airmail/registered airmail is delivered by royal mail and in my two cases I was not charged any customs fee or admin fee.
     
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    I have no idea. I have had parcels delivered by Parcel Force, Royal Mail and American Express, and sent to two different post offices to pick up from. I assume it is more to do with the size of the parcel than how it gets into the country.
     
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    I thought people may find this interesting.

    3.4 Prepayment of import VAT on goods purchased over the internet or by mail order
    HMRC has special arrangements that allow some overseas traders to charge, collect and pay over to us the import VAT for goods purchased by mail order, that would normally be chargeable at the time the goods are imported. These arrangements operate under Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) signed with certain overseas customs and postal authorities. The countries that have an MoU with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are: the Channel Islands, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand. Overseas traders wanting to use this procedure must be authorised to do so by their authorities.

    Once authorised, foreign businesses are issued with a unique authorisation number, which they must show on the customs declaration or packaging. They will include the statement 'Import VAT Prepaid'.

    Where these arrangements are used you will not be charged a Royal Mail handling fee when you receive your package.

    This was directly copied and pasted from the HMRC website.
     
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    Yes, that, too. Shows what I know about all this malarkey.

    So, at present:
    We could split the cost of TFCC membership seven-ways...
    I'd pay 2/7 for Slipstream and Breakdown
    Rotorstorm would pay 2/7 for Scourge and Ultra Mammoth
    Irish Carnage could come in for 1/7 to get Jackpot
    Goldlock, likewise, 1/7 for Depthcharge
    We just need somebody to pony up 1/7 for Circuitbreaker

    That's if one of us dares to brave entering their card details...
     
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    Yes. Amazon.com do this.
     
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    I have an o2 money card that we could use. I wouldnt trust using my debit card again, it got hit when I ordered drift and runabout.
     
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    And Bundlebox who I plan to ship my next bbts loot pile through.
     
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    I'd be inclined to ring paypal customer support and calmly explain all this to them. I had a similiar situation once and they rectified it. Even got my feedback fixed. I do recall that actually finding the phone number was a pain, but it is on the site... somewhere.
     
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    :lol  I would love to see these. Someone make it happen!

    While Soundwave will probably see a release in flat grey and lighter blue with TRU, I think we've got a better chance of seeing Sideswipe around...

    Since he's a smaller, and (should be) more affordable, some retailers might not be as put-off as they are with the more in-your-face collector orientated MP's of the past.

    I wouldn't even risk getting my card out near the computer with the TFCC page loaded on the screen...y'know, just incase. :tongue: 
     
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    As the uk sales thread seems a tad FUBAR'd i hope no-one minds me posting this here. This is my next round of space clearing sales. if theres any interest before ebay let me know:

    Superion and fp add on kit mib. I think i have the superion box too
    Takara 2010 unicron mib
    Dotm ultimate prime mib
    Movie 1 prime loose complete
    Fb warcry and flameblast mib

    I also have a fair few generations seekers if anyones after a particular one, no skywarp unfortunately
     
  20. Boardwise

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    Depth Charge is the freebie figure for the Club Membership for next year

    The price tag is the only thing that is preventing me from pre-ordering it right away.

    Yes, if Takara packaged items were on sale in US shops like WalMart and Target. But they aren't so a Hasbro release might be on the cards with a reveal at SDCC.