The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Well now, taking out the combiner peg's internal spring has let me do a temp repair screwing-back-on-of so VOLCANICUS REX!!! is back together again with a CW Devy-style floppy left arm but, hey, small victories, eh?
    Now the question is where am I gonna get some more 7mm peg weapons for the poor under-equipped bugger?*
    And can I possibly find a screw of the right width but longer to swap out and milliput a longer-term solution.

    BTW any potential punters FYI in my investigative process I believe a contributing culprit to the *SNAP!* may have been an excess of material on the lip of Fauxlock's shoulder/arm combiner port locking tabs and I have now shaved both down because before it was a real struggle to get 'em out. They still lock now but removal is easier, even if it does require a manual assist on the tab retraction.

    * = as we slide into being a Banana Republic, I'm concentrating on what I can actually sort out myself.
     
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  2. Skjalddis

    Skjalddis Generations Strongarm when?

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    Surely that's a Pork Pie Republic.
     
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  3. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Oh, it's a pork pie (made with 100% chlorinated pork) but they'll still tell you it's actually a banana. It just what they do. :p 
     
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    Is that a bent or a straight banana though? We need to take our fruit back!
     
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  5. Sousuke_Sagara

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    Hmm could be something there with
    Starter Optimus
    Starter Bumblebee
    Optimus
    You'll want to check Optimus and Bumblebee though as there are 2 different versions available from single packs.

    Optimus Freedom Fighter/Battlefield legend
    Bumblebee Heroic Scout/Legendary warrior.

    As for Matrixs, yeah you can have up to 3 of each of the small cards in your deck at once so 2 matrixs is fine(and pretty good overall)

    As for instructions I can walk you through it or on the official app there are a lot of tutorial videos, or Wreck n rule on YouTube have some good quality tutorials as well.
     
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  6. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Toy Connections

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    Any sticker experts in the hizzle? @Maz @scubaboy31 @Sixo @tikgnat @Azrail ?

    First two sets are shiny, bottom two sheets are white backed which make me think they're from later in G1.
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    Absolute stacks of unused repro labels in my possession. Which means I have 8 G1 seekers to clean up and Repro!
     
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  7. AkibaSilver

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    I hear as long as the banana's blue, that's alright.

    I'm on the NiteWotch because sleep is for people with better adjusted schedules than me, so time to write up a few words on a Doctor Who thing, then sleep. Sleep is good. Wish I got more of it.
     
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  8. gtf316

    gtf316 Nuked in the face.

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    While I would bet real money that none of these rumours about Hasbro suing KO companies come to anything, Infinite Transformation is a subset of Black Mamba so if BMB goes so does IT.
     
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  9. Brum Bot

    Brum Bot You’re an idiot Starscream

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    Either way quite surprising news if true, many thought the day would never come.

    Thanks Graeme - I had no idea that IT was a sub of BMB, every day is a school day! That is a shame too if this actually happens.
     
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  10. CyberShadow

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    Oh, can I play. I have this brute squad defending my work desk.....

    cs-desk.jpg

    Google says that these are Grotesque (top one) and Repugnus (lower one).
     
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    Got a nice condition G1 Rotorstorm in the post yesterday from a very cheap punt taken earlier this month. Flappy tail fin and no weapons/rotors, but still a vibrant, impressive lad all the same. He'll go into my 'G1 bits with some things missing/not quite perfect' handful in the Detolf.
     
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  12. Seeaich

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    And of course they'd most likely issue a denial until they had to acknowledge it to boot.
    As to surprise, well, if the sue is true then as Paul @SirToys has theorised having a massive display at a Chinese International Toy Fair might have been a baller move too far. Chipping away at the fringes of a corporations market might get a certain level of passing but to publicly teabag the IP holders while you're at it isn't the smartest follow through.
     
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    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    I just hope I get my replacement hip for Dinobot before the lawyers get IT.
     
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    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Nice one. Hopefully the other UK retailers will get him soon. Once all the lads are together, Then seekergeddon can commence!

    Not surprised the rainmakers sold so quickly. Any idea what they where priced like?
     
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    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    Yeah, that'd do it. It also helps that Trump has publicly called out China for copyright infringement so I guess Hasbro might be feeling more confident they have the government on their side. And then there's Lego having smashed a high profile KO outfit recently, so I guess this is definitely the time.

    Hope the more reputable 3P companies can keep their noses clean though. It's almost a shame that WJ were in the process of moving into non-KO products, but apparently haven't moved fast enough.
     
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    Whilst I have my doubts about the former ( and they did petition him against tariffing) the latter seems bang on, LEGO's successful crackdown will have most definitely been seen and I'd be surprised if a LOT of copious notes weren't taken by a number of large IP holders!
     
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  17. scubaboy31

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    1st set (top left) is constructicon factory labels! (Repro)

    2nd is Grotusque

    3rd is Repugnus

    4th is Doublecross

     
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    Top left one I don't recognise but very much reminds me of Constructicons, but the other three are the Monsterbots. Top right is Grotusque, bottom left is Repugnus and bottom right is Doublecross.

    All the best
    Maz

    Looking good! The MMC Feralcons remain one of my absolute favourite 3P products - and that's a great thing because a fair amount of the 3P stuff I owned, I'd happily never interact with again.

    All the best
    Maz
     
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  19. Lothar Hex

    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    So thanks to Kapow being BRILLIANT I'll be getting a new Springer tomorrow apparently!
     
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    Spent most of yesterday programming drum track and didn't see the news until nearly 9pm. Juts about finished screaming and punching things.

    "For that you can eat dirt!"
    Skywarp putting the beatdown on Bumblebee.
    From TF:UK#43 'Crisis of Command'
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