The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Imperator

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    The fill-up station revisited. Poor kickback has been patiently waiting for days now.

    Anyway, for my own reference because I'm bound to forget: 800, 1/5.

    I also added a third led, so it's more evenly lit now.
     
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  2. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    See, I think it looks good but I spent £300 on Encore Fort Max and promised myself never to spend that amount on one toy ever again. BW MP Megatron got really ruddy close but going to stand by that (unless transmetals happen anyway, an MP BW TM Megatron would likely be incredibly tasty!)
     
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  3. DaftRaider

    DaftRaider Sir Not-a-Decepticon

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    I've pot in my pre-orders for Grapple and the Earthrise deluxes. I still can't get behind that Starscream, especially after how good the Siege Seekers have been. However, I may relent if the coneheads make an appearance in Earthrise.

    I'm dithering on Prime, though. I was all set to get him until it was reported that his hands would be grey for the final product. I don't think my excitement for a figure has decreased that rapidly before...
     
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  5. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Gorgeous piece. Joustra really is the peak pre-TF packaging. I've got the Gig versions which suits me perfectly as I can fiddle about with them and pop them back in their boxes, which I do prefer to MOSC collecting, but you can't compare the box design.

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    One thing I am collecting and keeping MOSC is the new Star Wars Retro collection. Can you believe that 42 years on we've finally got a vintage Grand Moff Tarkin?

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    I think a thing that would have helped that ER Starscream is if the collar that sits over the cockpit could rotate then it would mostly tuck away in vehicle mode and not just be a big lump of loop kibble on the underside like it currently is.

    I also don't much care for where they stored the vertical & Horizontal stalisers either - I think they'd work much better swung onto the back of his legs. There is also something a bit off about the placement of the wings in jet mode too. Do I hate it - no I don't hate it - but to be honest if our Chinese Friends enhanced the Batallion one with knees and arm swivels i'd perhaps have more fun with that.

    P.s.

    I think the Star Wars Retro Collection is a good idea - the problem is the lunatic licensing fee Disney Charges Hasbro takes it from the sort of Cheap Market 6 item that could be sold in General Dollar & Drug type stores in the U.S. to a paying a premium for less (and with purposefully janky headsculpts too) turns it into more of a clearance produce to me, which is a shame as I totally get the point of them - I just think they got it right the 1st time they tried it with the slim package and cheap Prequel Jedi with a single accessory for 1/3rd less that a clone wars figure cost. That was where they could and should have these sit - and where they likely would sit if George hadn't sold the farm to white slavers.

    Star Wars's brand value to consumers has suffered a STEEP decline and yet Disney keep acting like they own the golden goose. They will of course go out of businees in the next 10 years if they can't get their act together - whoever replaces Bob Iger has their work cut out for them they have unrealistic share holder expectations stacked on top of mismanagement, incompetance and alleged fraud - unless someone decides they are to big to fail due to their political influence and they can do a Sega / Bandai and somehow avoid going out of business when they should - I look forward to the humilation they suffer when they can't pay they debts and have to start selling off assets.

    They are litterally betting the farm on their streaming service. It's an interesting time we live in when I can say with complete honesty that Disney is in the same Boat as Sony Pictures and it's a bit of a coin-flip if the will still exist in the same form in a few more years - They are already laying off Staff in the Hundreds and cutting the hours of others (to avoid the trouble they can get in for firing to many people to quickly) and the park attendance is kinda terrible. I think they had 20 days in 30 recently the park was full and the rest of the month the attendance was like 4/10 full and in a few case 1/10 full. If they fail to capture consumer interest (again) with Episode 9 or the mandalorian (Knock off Boba Fett) goes down as poorly as Resistance did they boy are they going to be in so much trouble servicing that debt they put themselves in to buy Fox - Comcast did an excellent job of making Disney shoot themselves in the foot there I thought.

    Disney is my favorite entertainment company right now - not for what they make but for the pretty trash fire that is their Fallout 76 levels of incompetance - it's very entertaining - way more than their movies are anyway.
     
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  7. Loosecannon

    Loosecannon Cos I know I'm right...

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    With the exception of Unicron (due to it being a one off) and MP44 (sold on without opening), I don’t think I have gone over £300 on a single figure. Pandinus, Utopia, Encore Max all cost less. I don’t think I could go over than on one figure...

    But I am now starting to think about time, and specifically I can’t keep thinking I will be able to continue to add to each of the lines I have.

    So Maketoys and Fanstoys headmasters/targetmasters will be next on the sales list I think... apart from the fact they will probably take 15 years to arrive, they are massive, so think it might be time to call it quits on them.
     
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    @motorthing ! My man, hope you're on the mend chief.
     
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    Just realised, with the addition of stupid sexy bluestreak, including 3p and customs, i now have the entire ark crew in classics scale. Woo!
     
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    Correct mate, they had a shared bubble shape to save on costs. Here are my own personal set that live in preserved storage:

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    Yes sir, it certainly is!

    Those are AMAZING, though! Since I have a perfect sealed Aragon and another sealed one that came direct from the artists....maybe I can pop this cheapo one open and write about it.

    All the best
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    Found Siege Mirage and Barricade at Forbidden Planet.
    Barricade was an unexpected surprise, much, much better than many Deceptions, and it's already a great mold.
    Mirage... well, for months I thought Siege Mirage was crap, now I am certain it's a piece of shit. Unstable, bad QC, illogical alt mode, out of scope for its toyline, lazy design and I will stop here to avoid remembering I wasted 18 bucks on it.
     
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    Bad cop meets worse cop.

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    So, ever notice how Hardhead's chest plate looks like a horrifying screaming skull? Because now I'll never not see it.
     
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    Can everyone stop saying how great Siege Barricade is please? I was in Smythes today with the wife when I saw him (looks fantastic in the package btw), and she told my that Christmas is coming soon and I might get him then. It's like being a fucking child again! I should have thrown a bloody tantrum right there and then!:mad:  :lol 
     
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    Actual question: Who are these redecos representing? I'm not familiar with Micromasters but I know for sure these are new.
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    Given what his redeco Quake has been doing in the new comics, it seems highly appropriate.
     
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    Without consulting the wiki, the police car is the one from the Sixturbo combiner, the red plane is the Japanese version of Airwave, the Military redecos are the Japanese versions, the yellow fire engine is one of the Metro squad, the white aeroplane is the guy who goes with Whisper, Stormcloud, and the other one, and I think the red one is supposed to be Tote, although I'm not 100% on that one.
     
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  18. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    I saw someone elsewhere say that the people behind the company aren't getting on so well and they've had one too many setbacks of late so, yeah, we may not see much more from them. Apparently Cross-Dimension didn't do half as well as they'd expected and they took a hit with the seekers.

    I'm keeping everything crossed for another run of their seekers at least before they cark it as I still need Thundercracker and Skywarp :( 

    I've given up hoping for a Wei Jiang OSKO of Quake now :( 
     
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  19. Decepticreeps100

    Decepticreeps100 Bite your face

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    Kids, trouble sleeping because your toys are literally the stuff of nightmares? Don't worry because now your existential dread can come with you everywhere with this beautiful and cheery pin badge. il_570xN.819765312_58sk.jpg
     
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    I think you’re right on the money, though for me I treat the police car as Holi (Stakeout’s Japanese ID) rather than Road Police simply because he doesn’t have a new head (colouring is right positioning for the Operation Combination release though)
     
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