The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    Notts Robot company have had Prowl in for some time and still do.

    I am glad Kapow are going to be using Hasbro UK very little after this, they had their shot and blew it spectacularly.
     
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  2. Toadimus Prime

    Toadimus Prime A smile better suits a hero

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    I was actually on the fence about Prowl and didn't preorder him - I only went for Ironhide from the wave 2 deluxes. He's being held up by the battle masters though!
     
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  3. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Yikes, no sign of Time Wars in my Smiffs! Hopefully the shop assistant is right and it comes in later as it's out-of-stock on the Hachette site! Talk about a Hachette Job!
     
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  4. Avon

    Avon Well-Known Member

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    Best cheesy action film?IE, not comparing it to die hard or whatever, but alongside commando et al. 'Quick, turn off the tv!'

    Yeah, ss prime arrived this week for me too, and I'm pretty underwhelmed. The leg panels thing, the range of motion at the neck, the kind of 'smoosh a load of panels together that sort of tab in' transformation... but mostly a lack of forward ankle movement. I'm a pedant, I know.
    Manero however - pretty ace. Not quite as fun as harry (not great hip clearance or as good head or leg artic) but still good, and he looks the business.
     
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  5. Max Tower

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    Is it really that hard to admit they screwed up and get some mixed cases for wave 2 and 3 made and shipped when wave 3 is due ?
    Rather than just give up ? Hasbro UK - 'really' Then the issues of Missing Six Gun or Chromia or Prowl perpetually selling out wouldn't be an issue.

    They essentially shipped Wave 2 & 3 of the Cyberverse Warriors together - so it's not like they can not do that. (not that I've found them yet either)

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    Q: I got a action figure gun recently and It's a curious piece looks like G1 Topspin's gun but it's not quite the same and it's dark blue not chrome. Anyone know what it might be ?

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  6. Lothar Hex

    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    Oh it's never the company's fault. It always some wild case of bad luck that makes them look like idiots. Couldn;t be help. Freak occurence of nature that keeps constantly happening. No actually it you. The customer's fault. How dare you ask us to supply a product in a timely manner? YOUR MOTHER WAS A HAMSTER AND YOUR FATHER SMELLED OF ELDERBERRIES.
     
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  7. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    It's most likely from one of the many Jumpstarter KOs.
     
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    ok, completely non-robot related, but i need a group consensus/advice - it's pretty clear that my Director doesn't like me - he barely ever speaks to me (or anyone else below management grade), and has now started reassigning projects that i have initiated and developed to managers to "complete" - all without my knowledge ( until said managers ring me to ask for background on the project) - now our HR functionality is beyond a joke - it's largely there to protect management from staff, so raising a grievance will just get brushed under the carpet.

    i'm actively looking to get out of the company, but need to finish some study before i can make a leap - the question is, what do i do about the director? - my manager has been kept appraised of everything and acknowledges that there's something weird going on - do i just come out and ask him what the hell i've done wrong to deserve being ostracised? it's fucking infuriating...
     
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  9. barry

    barry Well worn member

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    Are you part of a union? If not, are you able to join one? A union can be incredibly helpful in advising and representing you in this sort of situation.

    Appropriate post for May 1st. Happy international workers day all.
     
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  10. scamper

    scamper Well-Known Member

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    god i wish - we are non-union - running joke among staff is that there would be a permanent picket line out the front of the office if we ever did..
     
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  11. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    In your particular situation it might be worth reaching out to ACAS for advice and/or arbitration if it comes to it, AFAIK they represent folks on working conditions as a government body, whether unified or not.
     
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  12. kgorman79

    kgorman79 WAVE POUNDER

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  13. barry

    barry Well worn member

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    No, you're a hideously deformed monster.
    Big Motorvator, everyone. The thing that should not be.
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  14. Astro-Furby

    Astro-Furby Life is strange

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    Very nice, I have fallen in love with my KO version...but to nitpick (possibly) should the human have a reflection as well?
     
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  15. fourth_heir

    fourth_heir Battles for the fun of it!

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    There was a series of very cheap double sized Jumpstarter KOs back in the day - I had a couple - and it's from them. There were also a pair that combined the Jumpstarter body with Zoid heads and tails. You can see them all towards the bottom of this page - FredsWorkshop.com
     
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    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    "The trousers have gone wrong Gromit!"
     
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  17. Optimistic Prime

    Optimistic Prime Waiting for ROTB...

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    I buy things from them (Kapow, ID etc...) but a lot of the time I use Amazon. They also have cheap prices for many figures.
     
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  18. kgorman79

    kgorman79 WAVE POUNDER

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    Nope, he's a vampire ;) 
     
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  19. Danforth

    Danforth Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to be that guy, but has anyone whose Kapow order was waiting on Starscream had their shipment email yet? (I pre-ordered Starscream, Soundwave and Ironhide in February, so I'm probably not at the front of the queue...)
     
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  20. motorthing

    motorthing Just the Toys Ma'am

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    Yikes!

    Triple yikes!!!

    It still really irks me that MP Sunstreaker is THE BUTTAFACE of all time in this hobby. Anyone that tries to tell me that's how they always saw the VAINEST, most self-absorbed Carbot with a superiority complex as Wayne Rooney's inbred cousin, when this Line kicked off is lying out of their arse. They just are.

    As to Kapow dispatches for Screamer & Co.......it's a negatory here Good Neighbours. But then my Fillum Prime ALSO hasn't left the room yet either, and I'm aware others have had theirs for almost two weeks.

    They may be crazy, crazy busy, but I know recently I've been at the back of whatever the queue is.
     
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