The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. nemisispringer

    nemisispringer Well-Known Member

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    The original perceptor was black and in the microman line so was made to interact with humanoid microman figures. When they recoloured him to be a black decepticon as an ehobby release they decided to include an original con human character to take advantage of those functions
     
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    Thx for the info
     
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    nice sideburns Autobot Brother

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    Well, it took three sittings but wardog is transformed; started transforming him last night, finished his upper body this morning (stopped to watch the rugby) and just finished the lower body now. It wasn’t as bad as I suspected but I wonder if going back to tank will be worse? After all, I found going from bot to car a fiddle on their brawn but a doddle going to bot...

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    I have a bunch of new £1 start auctions on the bay of E! This time it's RotF, HftD and RTS! So yeah, grab yourself a (potential) bargain! There's also a G1 Frenzy reissue up for sale too, the one that came with Gurafi and Noizu. It's a lovely reissue too, but I don't need it cuz I have a vintage one already.

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    So buy my stuff! Help me reclaim space! I will also up the rate of sales methinks, so next round of sales will be up next Sunday, rather than in a fortnight. Just gotta get more space back in the loft! And also build up the Unicron fund (£600 smackers!) which is £100 lighter as of yesterday, because my missus did a 10K moonlight walk to raise money for Cancer Research/charity.

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  5. drmick

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    A couple of mistakes in that article, mate.
     
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  6. Insurgent

    Insurgent The Amazing Tango Mysterio

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    I have a brunt. Once I'm home, cracking that sucka open.
    Tempted for that chopsaw to paint into Mohawk, but I'm being good. Maybe one day I'll do that.
     
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    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

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    Really where?
     
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    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

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    Utterly, utterly amazing figure.

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  11. Napalm

    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

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    Cheers mate!
     
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  12. incapable hulk

    incapable hulk I am the Liquor

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  13. Killamarshan

    Killamarshan Iacon Tourist

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    The Underbase Saga was reprinted from the US comics (though there was a cross over of talent at that time) and Mark Bright is American, his iconic Shockwave cover was done for Marvel US.

    A good piece though, we really were treated to some great art during the Marvel UK run. Senior's work in particular has aged well, in contrast to Delbo's art.
     
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  14. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    It almost feels surplus to requirements to talk about the Classics seeker mould. Ever since its first release back in 2006 it became a mainstay of almost every collection, repeated and redeco'd a dozen times until most of us could transform it in our sleep. Still, to further hoik up my hipster-cred I can say that Acid Storm is the one and only version of the Classics seeker I've ever owned.

    I suppose I was a little resistant at the time. I'd sort of bought in on the Robot Masters seekers, having picked up the Skywarp/Thundercracker double pack a couple of years previously, and at the time I seemed to think that the new version was comparatively blocky and unwieldy. I mean, I wasn't wrong, but considering how utterly ugly and immobile the Robot Masters version was, this was still an improvement. Sure, the limited possibility of Acid Storm and his brethren is an issue, especially a good decade later, but the Robot Masters seekers could barely move at all.

    On paper, Acid Storm's articulation is fine. Head, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, all the hits. But each one is hampered in some way, stopping him from taking anything more than a few very basic poses. It's pretty lucky then that he looks plenty intimidating just stood up straight.

    Transformation is a doddle, and let's be honest, most of us can do this one with our eyes closed. The resulting F-15 is... well, it's fine. Not great, just fine. There's no cheating and faux-parts at least, the chest cockpit is the real cockpit, the intakes are the same bits as the robot shoulders, but all in all there's something unexciting about the jet mode.

    Except. Oh, except except except. Y'see, the young'uns hereabouts won't remember just how much furore there was when Acid Storm hit the shelves... and Thundercracker didn't. In their infinite lack of wisdom, the higher-ups at Hasbro didn't put much stock in people wanting to complete the original seeker trio, and were happy to throw Thundercracks out as a convention exclusive. If you weren't one of the 1500 people to have bought one at Botcon 2007, you'd have to make do with C-lister Acid Storm instead. Oh, the wailing and gnashing of teeth was palpable my friends.

    (for a couple of years, before Thundercracker was included in Generations)

    Thing is, Acid Storm looks great. I'd argue that he's never looked as good since this toy, with his muted camo deco with cheery buttery-yellow highlights. Every other version has played up his colours to an eye-searing brightness, and it just comes off as trying too hard. Here Acid Storm looks smart, combat ready and easy to fit in alongside a team of his peers. Hipster it might have been to sniff at the mainstream seekers in favour of "I was into him before he was cool" Acid Storm, I can't ever regret my purchase, because in all honesty this is one of the best decos this mould has seen in its long and illustrious life. Now that the Siege seekers have well and truly put this venerable mould out to pasture, it's nice to reflect on what has been a reliable old workhorse for a good 12 years by celebrating it at it's best.

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  15. Yankee0

    Yankee0 I own one jacket.

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    The products of boredom and readily available paint...

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  16. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    I see even more pairs of...

    TWO shiny thighs, hush hush, In me eyes! :p 

    Blingin' brilliant!
     
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  18. Red leader

    Red leader Well-Known Member

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    that's a better Golden Lagoon Screamer than the official one :)  nice work Chris!
     
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  19. Sinestro

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    That #88 Wreckers cover was done by Geoff Senior, not Andrew Wildman.
     
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  20. Yankee0

    Yankee0 I own one jacket.

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    Cheers old chap, fancied something a little different!
     
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