The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    No doubt, when I purged my MP stuff a few years back the only 3 survivors where Primal (a good Voyager scaled guy), Star Saber and G2 Murderwipe. I really hope Siegewipe gets the G2 treatement. The weathering would work well there too.

    Don't even get me started! buch of fusion cannon teases

    If you mean Siege rather than the MP one, then I think there is a small chance. the POTP leaders started turning up in peoples hands just before xmas last year if memory serves (mine arrived the 28-29th Dec-ish). Fingers crossed.

    If it makes you feel any better Barry, I'm still waiting on IDT sending the Micromasters and battlemasters. :( 
     
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  2. barry

    barry Like a Kind of Matador

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    Thanks Brian. It certainly does. Knowing someone else is miserable usually makes me feel a lot better.
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    what?
     
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  3. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    No judgement here dude, the tears and anguish of others is what sustains my wretched soul on this plane of existence.
     
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  4. Rodentus prime

    Rodentus prime Old Git

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    Was all excited when my VR headset showed up today, then - on trying to set it up found I needed to get a bluetooth dongle 'Ok, I can borrow that off my dad' Then I find it needs 2 available HDMI ports to set up... I guess I'll wait until Amazon can deliver that cable then shall I?! muttermutterplugandplaymyarse!
     
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    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    That and the bitter victory of actually already having your Renderform Galvatron gear, eh? ;) 
     
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    Recon734 Mnemosurgeon

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    MP Optimus is how much?!

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    I seriously feel for you MP boys. I was planning on picking one up, because it’s a definitive G1 Prime, but now if I do, it’ll definitely be an improved KO at a fifth of the price.

    Also, actual snapshot of me finding out the Netflix news this morning:

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    What the hell, Disney? Can’t believe they’d do my boy dirty like that, especially after S4 had already been pitched!
     
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  7. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    He arrived before the weekend! Huzzah!

    Oh man last transformer of the year too. Time to start working on a top 10...
     
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  8. Prescient

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    So my comments on my Black Mamba OS Studio Grimlock.

    He's solid and well made. 38cm to the top of his horn. Mix of diecast and plastic. The joints are pretty much all ball, ratchet or pin so nice and tight. Only downside is the head mould which seems to have lost a bit of detail from the studio sized figure, however it's not got much paint on where as the ss has so a big part of the issue is the lack of contrast. Paint application is great, better than the ss version with some nice detailing. Bar the head but that can easily be addressed.

    The internal plastic moulded packaging had all split apart at the back quite badly. The rear of the box looks like it may have had some crushage or a knock at some point in its travels. The plastic packaging is very brittle and soft though for a heavy figure with lots of pointy bits it's not going to take much.

    Overall, it's 150% worth it. I also see Wei Jiang have delayed their version but equally the size is now updated to 35cm not 28cm as previously listed.

    Also another arrival today opened plus I have 2 more large boxes from Kapow to photo and check out.

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  9. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    If you don't have any takers, I would be interested in taking them off your hands.
     
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  10. Prescient

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    Finally, Amazon managed to ship me a new, unopened, undamaged Studio Series Megatron.

    3rd time lucky.

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    Also a quick end of day voyager Megatron bargain find. Knew it felt like a 10 TF day today.

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    Fair point! I've been rather lucky.

    No sign of yours this side of Xmas dude?
     
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    Not a peep from yer man Venksta, or a new post in the thread besides folk asking what's going on. I highly doubt me & Bobby are about to get a Christmas Miracle, especially as there's been nothing but spam in my spam folder since his last update.
    I don't blame him for sorting customers that had bought more but I do resent being placed last and not being kept informed of progress.
     
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  13. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    Just... ridiculous. Is the Yen in trouble right now? Is that why these things are getting so pricey? But for something that so slavishly wants to emulate a 35 year old cartoon that never even looked good in the first place (yes, fight me) to be so overpriced is utterly bonkers.
     
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    I'll wait for a toy-accurate deco that has fewer accessories to leave in the box.
     
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    NOICE!
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    I did wonder if Swoop might have an alt sprue weapon, seeing as that's a 'No' I dunno if I'll bite as I like the colour break up of Blue Swoop but I could be tempted to Ricochet (and Kick-Off, and Crasher)!
     
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    And, after just over one week of collecting the studio series, bar DoTM ratchet, I am complete up to Wave 3. Oh and I haven't got that no. 15 BB multipack.

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    3 more baby guinea pigs at the farm today! :) 

    Optimus V3 price = It's not an issue for me as with the possible exception of a Beast Wars series 1 Rattrap I'm out of MP collecting but I think Takara could have done a "basic" version without the trailer and the episode specific extras and given collectors a cheaper option.
     
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  18. Insurgent

    Insurgent Big Red Fire Snorting Dragon

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    Finished my ss ratchet repaint. Well chuffed with this guy. Gonna pop up a radicon thread with more pics of it. So much details in the sculpt just drowned out in a sea of green.
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    the price for OP v3 is ridiculous... but just wait until the post-brexit £ crash to hike it even more :/

    Similar to others, I've partially got out of the MP game (had that IF Megatron KO- hes a beut). Just G2 swipe and some other recolors (bee, artfire, loudpedal, exhaust... and couldn't resist MP10sg from Kapow). Have grimlock hanging out with MMC chaps (was never big enough as MP for me).

    The new magic square (?) prime looks pretty similar to V3 and under £100. Could be good alternative.

    Ebay code worked aok for me. Was a bit of a footer from the app... had to find and select drop down for code entry after signing into paypal.
     
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    Got any before pics for those unfamiliar with that particular sea of green?
     
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