The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Insurgent

    Insurgent Big Red Fire Snorting Dragon

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    I keep forgetting about Ratbat's accounting days. I need to adjust my classics shelf accordingly to account for this. You could also say the simplicity of the FOC figure is the most efficient one, so that's the one he uses.
     
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    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Now Come ON! That's totally absurd!!!




    The egotist jester would clearly be Hot Rod - they even share fashion sense!
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  4. Imperator

    Imperator The last, best hope for humanity

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    Love it! You know, I actually met Gordon Brown during his PM days and shook his hand. I'll say this about him, if nothing else - excellent handshake. Absolutely top notch. Firm, but not dominating, not too long or too short, just the right amount of eye contact (singular) as well. I was escorting a bunch of young people I was working with at a local youth charity to a political event where they kept the guest's identity secret for security reasons - which looking back was a dead giveaway who he was. No-one would have bothered to do a terrorism on Alastair Darling.

    Ah, there's a justification I wish I had. That's much more logical! I just liked the daft wee bugger.

    Doubt it. I don't have Siege Soundwave so there's not a whole lot of point. It'd be going from one Ratbat who can't fit in anyone's chest to an entirely different Ratbat who can't fit in anyone's chest. Plus if I dangle the micromaster one above the rest of the Deceptileader shelf he'll be so small as to be invisible.
     
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    Got foc soundwave the siege fit him well which is your soundwave
     
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  6. Imperator

    Imperator The last, best hope for humanity

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    Oddly enough, RID. I really like him, especially the blank visor. No cassettebot interactivity though which is a shame. He has the benefit of not towering over my deluxe Starscream.

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    I also have MP Soundwave but he's too big to be part of the main collection. But he's as good a transforming Walkman as there will ever be.

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    Napalm BOASTFUL MANFISH!!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Umm, actually.. god, I'm a dickhead.

    Watched Kuma's review of Banana Force's take on Car Robots Fire Convoy earlier. Another non-transformable piece - these are gaining traction in my collection - and while I had my doubts this one looks fantastic in his overview.

    Some odd stylistic choices thinking on things (unarmored form is half arsed, he has God Fire Convoy's head(!) and no ladder, rather an over the shoulder cannon) but the articulation, colours and old school super robot aesthetics are tipping me over the edge. I can imagine how it feels in hand and it's making me giddy.

    It's expensive but there's apparently rumblings of a price drop on it - currently it's only a tenner cheaper than 3A Blitzwing and that's what is holding me back as it doesn't seem in the same league.
     
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  8. Recon734

    Recon734 Mnemosurgeon

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    Sinister.

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    Botcon brothers-in-arms.

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    The betrayal.

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  9. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    For the retro heads....

    Was given an Amiga 500 by an old Gremlin programmer a few weeks ago. Was beaten up but had a fair few accessories. Varta battery had leaked on the memory upgrade card so I wasn't holding my breath the innards were any better. Ordered an rgb scart, removed the 512k expansion and waited.....

    Until today....

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    It's alive!! Both drives are even perfectly working!

    Next stop. Turrican 2.

    The Amiga scene is still incredibly vibrant so a new memory expansion card, accelerator card and a sd card expansion with whdload to top it off.

    Commodore heaven :) 
     
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  10. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Not having a regular Prime head is a crime man. Fire Convoy's core body is the only Prime I've bought multiple times to display in different modes because he's so darn nice uncombined.
    Been thinking of picking up a second Armada and Energon fat Prime to display traditionally, I've always displayed them combined with Jerfire and Star Sabre respectively.
     
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  11. Yankee0

    Yankee0 I own one jacket.

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    Well said old chap! The ladies and gents in blue in the UK often get a bad rap, but having met quite a few, they are simply human beings doing a bloody amazing job given the stresses they must work under. If there happen to be any roaming this here forum, please remember that All Coppers Are Brilliant.

    Anyway, back on topic; Kapow invoice for FT Jabber received.... Just a Wheelie away from a full MP/3rd party/custom Autobot movie crew
     
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  12. Lothar Hex

    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    No worries. As it stands they have 15 and I *think* this price is until the 4th November. They seem to have them available for home delivery at the moment as well. Could always try that and if it falls through let me know.
     
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    Decepticreeps100 Bite your face

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    Definitely Blurr, his mania and mini claypole - wheelie on a stick.

    Hey teacher, leave them cops alone.
     
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    Well, it's a start...
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    Not in the mood for Milliputting tonight though, just a greasing of gears to get things back in motion.

    I mean, a mini-version of himself undermines your own argument, Bobby. ;) 
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    Underlord Frontier Psychiatrist.

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    Great picture, Prime punching Megatron in the chops is the cherry on the cake. :thumb 
     
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  16. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Got these two lads today from our very own @SgtLemon , along with a nogginless Brainstorm from @we_are_forest . Picked up a couple of Series 3 BotBots at The Asda - the Piano one and the Rubber Duck! I think I only need the Keytar one and I’ve got all the ones I want! :D 
     
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    Napalm BOASTFUL MANFISH!!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I should clarify - it does have the regular Prime head but the unarmoured form is a halfway house which definitely doesn't satisfy. I do like the rest of it though, even the choice of using Omega Primes's head instead of the Super mode head, though these stylistic choices are definitely gonna be divisive.
     
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    My appreciation for the mold has increased tenfold. Give me my Tracks + now

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  19. Thunderthruster

    Thunderthruster Autobot Supersoldier

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    Very nice Impactor review @barry.Hopefully Hasbro will get around to giving us Xaaron and Flame figure now!

    MP Road Rage is a gorgeous figure. I'm glad that I picked her up over Tracks and Load Pedal.
     
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    You can tell there’s not going to be a Bumblebee in WFC. He doesn’t have 5mm ports drawn on his body.
     
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