The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Seeaich

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    @Avon The Immortal Hulk, Al Ewing has basically Swamp Thing 'Anatomy Lesson'-ed the Big Green Guy whilst not jettisoning any previous iteration and it is awesome.
    It'll do, that itch is finally scratched!
    Bless you, Brian, but I have plenty of the wee Buggers already, in fact I really should pull the Ol' finger out and get Finback and Iguanus done!
    Innit?
    Heck, I might just use 'em on regular 'Swipe if need be! It all depends if they're still in stock when the Omega track extenders go up because there's little else I'm after at the mo to pad out the order.

    @barry Gotta be Doubledealer, it's that new Mercenary faction, innit? Warden's gone and Dreadnok'ed the mainline!
     
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    Indeed! The guy who compiled the list of candidates posted ol' DD's techspec and it's there in black and white. Function: Mercenary. I'm getting pretty hyped for this faction.
     
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    Not much a Hulk comic fan to be honest but Al Ewing is a great writer, did an amazing job on Loki: Agent of Asgard slipping into Kieron Gillen's shoes effortlessly.
     
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    If anyone had told me in 1990 that you would be able to fit every single SNES and mega drive game ever onto one computer, the size of a credit card, and that it would cost tuppence ha'pppeny..... Well, I would have assumed the future would be some sort of Utopia. And yet, here we are.....
     
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    Thanks both! I’m definitely good with it not trying to replicate Claremont. I see there’s a hardcover of the house/powers of stuff. Will look at picking that up.

    Definitely recommend Ed piskor (of hip hop family tree)’s recent X-Men stuff by the way. It’s not a story per se so much as an overview of x men history, but if you like his drawing style it’s well worth checking out.

    Oh cool - I’d heard good things about it in a vague way - onto the saved eBay searches it goes. Ta!

    I’m with you on that, they both look cool!
     
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    I got Mysterio recently, first Marvel Legend I’ve bought in a loooooong time, and he really does feel more gummy and rubbery than plastic. Very odd.

    Much as I’ve enjoyed HOXPOX I think the real test of if the X-Men are a viable read again now will come after the individual titles that launch over the next few weeks have been around for a few months. If they’re still readable and don’t fall back into convoluted nonsense and the same old same old Sinister/Apocalypse/horsemen rut I’d consider that a victory.

    You really absolutely do need to read Immortal Hulk though. Easily the best Hulk run ever, eclipsing even Bruce Jones’ run for my money.

    Been trying to ease myself back into creative activity again by finishing off the last three Fulcrums I need to make and working on a Clench/Colossus custom -

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    Need to do some surgery on his shoulders, replace his head and work on his trailer but the main figure is mostly painted now.
     
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    So...Overlord is £22.49 in Smyths. IMG_20191015_160740.jpg
     
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    Nice price!

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    Astro-Furby Life is strange

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    Trying to decide if I want one, I have no connection to the character but a 22 quid leader is hard to resist.

    I had the same dilemma when i saw Sixshot on B&M for £15 but as he was only £15 that was an easy decision
     
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    I just finished watching through Avatar for what must be the 10th time last night, still strange being able to watch through it all like that when I remember the wait for Boiling Rock to air being so frustrating with anticipation.

    for me I found a lot of season one a long slog, but Mako’s performance of Iroh really helped me through the various rewatches (Apart from the Great Divide, the one episode I always skip)

    both Avatar and Legend of Korra are on Amazon video so might wind up watching through Korra, though it still makes me incredibly sad that
    Aang and the previous avatar spirits are destroyed by Korra’s uncle, I get what they were going for but it still is a proper bummer
     
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    I have MAFEX Wolverine and Cyclops pre-ordered which will be displayed with my Marvel Legends X-Men. Really looking forward to seeing the unmasked Logan sculpt in person as most of the Hasbro ones tend to suck and the blast effects for Cyclops' visor look fantastic!.

    I do like the various Marvel Legends Wolverines I've gotten so far, I just expect the MAFEX one to do the leg articulation better as they don't have those ugly thigh cuts that ML figures have and the ability to drop the thighs down a click really makes a difference to the range of articulation. I just hope I don't get a breakage on one of the wrist pegs like with my comic Spidey.

    With Transformers I'm mainly focusing on Iron Factory but will also pick up some of the Magic Square Decepticons and the Transform Element Rattrap & Blackarachnia. Not sure what else beyond that.

    @Ottertron,
    Congrats on the 2nd new cat!
     
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    The Great Divide's that one in the canyon with the two dickhead tribes, right? It's kind of disposable I guess, but I'll still watch it. And I do still like Book 1 as it's relative tameness just makes the ending of Book 2 and the entirety of Book 3 all the more impactful.
     
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    Avatar is a series that I will enjoy watching over time, and was especially fun to watch through with the family. Korra was good, but a little too serious for Harry (he’s 5).

    The only replacement at the minute for a series like that is probably the dragon prince, looking forward to that again next month.

    Cities of gold was also good for season 1 and 2, if only I could find season 3 in English.

    Family cartoon time is fun!
     
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    None available for online order and none in my area. Apparently there’s 15 in Leeds. :( 

    @bcm77 - first couple of days were a little fraught as, obviously, Clarence was rather miffed about the interloper and went into a sulk with us, but Claude won him over by not rising to his attacks and just being sweet and loveable so now they’re the best of chums!

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    Todays arrivals are MP Exhaust and Toyworld Green Hornet.

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    Exhaust's head sculpt and rockets are definitely the coolest thing about this guy. I'm glad I have him now. Got Road Rage on the way too

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    This guy is small but looks the part. The transformation is by no means "fun" but it is smart and the result is fantastic. He poses really well!
     
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    Well, stone the crows! I think the sliding release date shenanigans of Hasbro UK have cured my Pre-Order fever! With the plethora of Wave 4 in store at the mo, I'm gonna take my chances.
    I think also a pre-order moratorium until, for thread rules' sake, let's say "Post Hallowe'en" is probably quite the most sensible grownup decision from this immature w*nker in a while.
    Plus I have a run of pre-existing preemptivee due to land this month anyhow.
    Time to appreciate what I have.


    Aaaaand maybe order that Optimal Optimus gear set for Throne Primal! :p 


    And get that finger out on these unfinished tiny guys!
     
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    I’m just miffed (to put it mildly) that Kapow have had to shut MP Blackarachnia preorders before I was able to get an order in as we’ve no idea what the exchange rate is going to be like with suck fuckwits ruining the show
     
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    Bludgeon
    isn't necessarily the first name you might turn to as an example of a Decepticon leader. For the longest time I had to keep reminding myself that he ever had held a position of command, but yes, Bludgeon does get to keep his place in the Deceptileader hall of fame thanks to a late-game power-grab in the G1 Marvel comic, just a short time before it folded for good. Despite this, Bludgeon's time in charge was followed up by Simon Furman twice, first in the ill-fated G2 comic and then later in the ill-judged Regeneration One, both of which had him very much put in his place by the bigger kids in the playground. He only really became leader in the first place by virtue of all those bigger kids being off elsewhere at the time, and a distinct power vacuum left back on Cybertron which he was eager to fill. Just think, if Furman was more into moustaches and wrestlers than samurai, we could have had Stranglehold on the Deceptithrone.

    Yeah, Bludgeon's one of the staple favourites of Simon Furman, and has the honour of appearing in almost every series that he has penned. Marvel G1 and G2 (despite his toy being long gone from shelves at the time), Dreamwave G1 and Armada (yes, really), Titan's movieverse comics and of course, IDW. That's an even more impressive spread than even Grimlock or Swoop. And yet... it's taken until this year for Bludgeon to appear on the screen in any way, with a couple of minor cameos in season two of Cyberverse. That's a pretty massive disparity between being a comic book mainstay and a TV nobody.

    It gets worse, as this Bludgeon is (mostly) the RID 2015 version, who got a substantial retool from the Megatronus toy and still didn't appear in the show, only for his own Autobot repaint, Blastwave to get an episode of his own instead. The ignominy! The affront! The bare-skulled cheek! Just because Blastwave's colour scheme was secretly way cooler... ahem.

    So you probably noticed that my Bludgeon is looking somewhat different to his regular self. The toy was based on Megatronus, whose arms become the single cannon for vehicle mode, but Bludgeon's arms just end up hanging around on the back looking a bit daft, while his cannons are a new piece. So it didn't take much thought to simply Frankenstein the two together, and have Bludgeon's body with Megatronus's arms. And then an alt mode with three guns, because three guns is two more than one gun, and that's just good maths. Murder-maths!

    I've always liked that Bludgeon becomes a tank. It's been suggested that, as a martial arts master, something a bit quicker and more agile might be a better fit as an alt mode, but Bludge is having none of it. Real Japanese samurai armour made them into big hulking powerhouses of the battlefield, built to take punishment as well as give it out, and that's what tanking is all about. Sure, Bluncheon-meat has some sexy moves, but he's still the party tank, not a DPS rogue. He's probably put some skill points in evasion and parry though, so he can tank with style.

    Is this the best Bludgeon? Not really. ROTF Bludge is still the superior version, even after a whole decade. But while his erstwhile boss Thunderwing continues to languish in deluxe size, the thought of Skeletor here towering over the greatest leader the Decepticons ever had just couldn't stand. His RID version can certainly hold a pose or two, but his sword's a little on the stubby side, and there's no way he could ever hold it in two hands. And there's a strangely scattergun approach to a colour scheme (which admittedly I made worse by giving him new arms) with green, purple, orange and red all in the mix. And, let's be real here, he's totally overdone it on the skull motif. Not just his face this time, but torso and bum-flap all are made to look like skele-men. He's trying a little too hard, bless.

    Still for now, RID hybrid Bludgeon can take the spot on the shelf. For now.

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