The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    Haha! Also, Jango, they're not very Poisonous, they're very Venomous. Fucking cretin.

    Gah! 2 spooky 4 Me! I award Deadend 5 Spooky Doots out of 5.

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    I’ve just been in a two hour curriculum meeting - I’m on your wavelength.

    Heck yeah, brown wolvie all the way. The Mezco gambit looks amazing, but I’ve not found them very playable (plus probably don’t blend well with other lines).
     
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  3. bcm77

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    @Ottertron,
    I have a feeling customisers will attempt to make Mezco Lockjaw furry and it'll either look spectacular or be nightmare fuel like the couple of times I saw it attempted with a Hot Toys Rocket :D 

    I'm hoping that Mezco don't release a 2nd Lockjaw with either Crystal or Medusa and do a different facial expression but they like their variants so I wouldn't be surprised.

    I have just opened IF Helex and am enjoying the option to have the little arms in jazz hands mode :D 

    @MyTea Boc,
    Scary times indeed! glad you're safe!
     
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  4. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    The thing I always try to remember with Star Wars, is if they did the prequels back in 77-83 and they were as successful (I agree with Lucas that the character dynamics aren't as strong in episodes 1-3), we'd all herald then as amazing films and we'd pick apart and over analyse episodes 4-6 released in 1999 onwards to the point of hatred and annoyance.

    The main thing we love about Star Wars is it was ours. Our generation. The pinnacle of special effects. A new (very old) mythology given to us (repackaged for us) at a time when we're very susceptible to influence and open to large concepts. When the prequels came out during my generation's cynical coming of age it was very easy to pooh-pooh them. But they weren't just for us and they had to be a product of their time.

    This is why I'm absolutely fine with episodes 7-9 being a remix of a theme, because that's all Star Wars was in the first place. I can watch them like I can listen to a remix tape of a classic album, and I'm super pleased a new generation get to experience them as "theirs".
    I also think it helps that we have this generation's directors on them rather than Lucas and that is my only real sticking point for the prequels.

    But then again 99-2005 could have given us Star Wars by Mark Steven Johnson, Michael Bay or Paul Verhoeven, none of which would have been right (but as an adult, I would have loved to have seen). Can you imagine Tony Scott directing the podrace?

    Now excuse me while I go and post a lengthy diatribe about the Michael Bay Transformers movies over on a Star Wars forum. :D 
     
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  5. Lothar Hex

    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    I hate you, your family, your car, and your cat.
     
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  6. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    5 Spooky doots?! :O

    It's grand dude, there hasn't been anything in the news about anything, it was probably a car backfiring or something, it just surprized me how quickly everyone's minds to to 'bomb'.

    EDIT - Dispatch on the mighty Omega Supreme :D  :D 
     
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  7. Underlord

    Underlord Frontier Psychiatrist.

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    I'm not going back to work until Tuesday, so hate away :p 
     
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    For sure the story rolls how Palpatine plans it, so that the plot can develop.
    But neither Grievous nor Dooku are imbeciles and they didn't get to this point by doing idiot things. Why would they risk so much on a plan that's just shit? The point is, they don't actually strike at all. They just sit there in orbit around Coruscant doing nothing, with their ground invasion force not invading, simply waiting to be destroyed, or in Dooku's case, reduced to a character development plot point murder victim.
     
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  9. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Blot, the disgusting troll, plus the (Rum) Ham BotBot with removable (Toe) Knife equals FRANK REYNOLDS!!!!!
     
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  10. DaftRaider

    DaftRaider Sir Not-a-Decepticon

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    Darn... I never get my things shipped early anymore. Hopefully I'll have Omega before i head to the States next weekend, though.

    EDIT: Oh, and Attack of the Clones is a garbage film, and no one can convince me otherwise :p 
     
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    nice sideburns Autobot Brother

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    Good weekend everyone,

    Leader and lieutenants...

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    Crisis Of Command

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  12. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Chopping strip to Hudds was a success on pressies of a last minute variety for the Sibling but a Fail on the extra Sixshot front as the Entertainer there had a sole Siege Screamer. Typical when I've got a sneaky brainwave for the ultimate fate of the spare!
     
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    Nice weekend to all
     
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    [​IMG]DJD by Brendan Mitchell, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Wolverine by Brendan Mitchell, on Flickr

    SW prequels = As I've gotten older I've come to realise that my real underlying issue is that I never actually cared about the backstory for any of it.

    I was carried along on a wave of hype for the first movie or so but once Yoda started Super Mario-ing around the screen in the second one and the cinema I was in burst into spontaneous laughter I knew it was never gonna be the same and I stayed on autopilot for the remainder of the trilogy, watching but not really caring.

    Years later and even the visuals aren't aging well, all the lightsabre fights look more like Strictly Come Dancing:Jedi Edition than people trying to kill opponents with laser swords, far too much unnecessary pointing and twirling and flipping.

    Seeing the Jedi en masse was disappointing as their powers seemed limited to a bit of telekinesis, Force pushing CGI redshirts and the odd super jump.

    Most of the time they were sat in a circle talking and not acting and then when the shit really hit the fan Mace Windu had the bright idea to suggest they tell the Republic they can't use the Force properly.

    With a number 2 like that it's no wonder Yoda fucked off to Dagobah and advised Obi-Wan to live in a desert :D 
     
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    I'm not sure about the soft goods/fabric on the mezco figures, but the face sculpt on that Gambit is superb.
     
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  16. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    "Doot", a shitty, cringy meme in the name of "Spooktober" that I should probably be banned for referencing.
     
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  17. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Newage Pathfinder

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    Just absolutely lovely. Thanks again mighty Kapow.

    The newest wave of awesome small scale toys I've made a deal that I can only buy the repaints. So Black Whisky Jack Wheeljack, Barricade, and I've got my eye on that weird yellow taxi Ratchet and the Shockwave Jazz repaint. I'd love if they did that in red as Zoom-zoom.
     
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    bcm77 Well-Known Member

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    A friend recently got Mezco's Cowboy Wolverine and he says the clothing pieces are pretty good, but regular clothes are usually easier to do well.

    My concern for characters with jumpsuit type costumes are that they'll be much like their 1:6 scale counterparts and the fabric will actually restrict the joint movement on the underlying body.
     
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    The newage barricade looks amazing. I’m seriously tempted with their toy deco Megatron too (their prowl and jazz are candidates for toy of the year for me).
     
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  20. Napalm

    Napalm BOASTFUL MANFISH!!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I too have a dispatch notice for Siege Omega!

    EXCITEMENT LEVELS - TITANIC.

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