The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    Yeah, started Monday, they’re showing four episodes a day, first four act as the closing of the season 2 dynamic with yesterday’s a different dynamic and much reduced cast. If I could describe this season so far, it’s basically Eugenisis if written as a kids TV show
     
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  2. Napalm

    Napalm BOASTFUL MANFISH!!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    *races to watch*
     
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  3. Lothar Hex

    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    Might have got in just in time. Though I think they keep a few back in the case of new figures just in case. Go to their returns section on their site and go from there.
     
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  4. Decepticreeps100

    Decepticreeps100 Bite your face

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    Takes a big man to recognise his curmudgeonly Meldrewesque world view. Good work Eeyore.
     
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  6. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Well, it does come from that period of Joe dying on the toy shelves, I think they were thrashing about trying to find a way to rekindle the IP throwing everything at the wall to see if something would stick. They followed it up with that weird "kids on the run vs the COBRA conspiracy" GI Joe: Renegades, the COBRA conspiracy angle was great but making them the Teen Joe-tans didn't really work for me.
     
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    Large Currently blablabla

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    Mood !

    ... Is ambiguous.

    I'm one of those sad person who can not buy Super Meat Boy on Switch (and I bloody want to) just because of this whole OST affair (Danny B doesn't allow his original music to be used on any SMB port) and while that could seems ridiculous its amplified by the sole fact that I could very well do with the new soundtrack (I do really love their reinterpretations of classic musics in The End is Nigh, for exemple), if it weren't for just one.
    I love this one too much, I wouldn't enjoy the Salt Factory at all without it.




    Anyway, hi !
     
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  8. Astro-Furby

    Astro-Furby Life is strange

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    Would anyone here be interested in the Cyclops figure from the Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary 'Love Triangle' box set?

    I really want the Wolverine and my sister would be willing to buy the Jean Grey from me and if I can find someone to buy the Cyclops (£20 + P&P) then i can get the Wolverine figure cheaper than buying it on its own from ebay.

    Of course if you want both the Jean & Scott figures that would be ok as well
     
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    robotmel Junkyard Zombie

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    Good morning crew!

    Well Sonic was pretty good actually, my son and I both loved it, plus his other big front tooth fell out at the end! :D  The tooth fairy has rewarded him with monies!
    Worked for me! :D 

    Oh oh, back to the drawing board then! Just assumed they would be an easy swap out. :( 

    Perhaps Andy could make a good Screamer out of any duff ones?

    I'm on a Targetmaster trip right now, so if he's going spare.. you know ;) :p 
     
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  10. Insurgent

    Insurgent Big Red Fire Snorting Dragon

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    So... got an email about my order from Comics and Cocktails from royal mail. It says this:

    Your item has been delivered to your nominated collection point on 19-02-2020 and it's now ready for you to collect.


    Does this mean those buggers haven't delivered it properly, and I need to go to the collection depot to get it? I don't have a card as I sent it to the office. I'm gonna have to go out and get the damn thing, aren't I? That's some world class bullshit.
     
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  11. Siege Fan

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    I'll be having that.

    Today is picking up another Spinister from Smyths, and looking for Battlemasters.

    Paid my Kapow invoice for the ER Micromasters but I don't know if they'll ship them, add them to a few other ER pieces and ship, or make me wait until the deluxes are in too.

    My McFarlane animated Batman shipped too :D 
     
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  12. barry

    barry Like a Kind of Matador

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    I am that big lad, lad!

    Still no Apeface, ASStrotrain, or Grapple. Much sad. Quick FB PM sent to ID to check all is ok. MUCH MUCH SAD.

    As a kid, I kinda thought this toy sucked because it was so square and chunky compared to those harsh, demonic angles in the cartoon and comic. These days I can't even dislike him for being the progenitor of all shellformers. Total dude! Gizza a WfC:III update?
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    oh yeah, I'm sure I watched a couple of those and I have vague 'it was ok' associations, but can't remember anything else about it!
     
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    Just bought myself another Fan Vote pack for £43 off Amazon UK - that's Holo Mirage in car mode, Impactor in tank mode and slightly rubbish Aragon as... Something to drive around Omega? Who's sidekick was he again?

    I'm using the Aragon I've already got as equipment in Prime's trailer.
     
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    Aragon wasn’t a titan’s sidekick, he was part of the trio of Powerdashers.
     
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    Ah, ok, got mixed up cos they worked with Ultra Magnus in IDW and for some reason I was thinking Metroplex... Maybe because of Sixgun being a weaponiser too.

    I knew he was a Powerdasher cos I own the curious buggers. Even Zetar lol.

    EDIT - If true I'd be taking the Xbox for the SSD (I'm not actually buying either). That's gonna be much more important than stuff you won't notice/use. Double the storage space is quite a difference...

    PS5 and Xbox Series X surprise reveal as key specs leak for BOTH consoles | Tom's Guide
     
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  17. bcm77

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    @Avon,
    Glad you like the pics!

    I think Tony looks like he's been tricked into wearing the bunny outfit and is hoping nobody notices him :D 

    Got a message from PlayAsia this morning saying my Storm Collectibles Jushin "Thunder" Liger has been posted which was originally meant to be a Christmas present from my folks but between the company delaying release, Christmas, Chinese New Year and the massive disruption caused by the coronavirus situation it's gotten lost in the shuffle but the in hand reviews I've seen have all been good so I'm still excited to get it, just not sure where he'll be displayed as he's too big to go with Marvel Legends or more importantly, the remaining Mattel wrestling figures I have.

    PS5 or Xbox X = PS5 is almost certainly the platform where the Spiderman sequel will be so that's what I'll be going with.

    The first game was the reason I bought a PS4 and sequels are always a tricky prospect but the fact they aren't rushing things is hopefully a sign that they're taking their time to ensure it's not crap, not to mention getting to grips with the new hardware.
     
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  18. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Oh $#!* what are we gonna do now?

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    In Demand Toys have had an Earthrise restock, Starscream and Grapple are available again I just ordered a second Starscream while I get my Kapow copy sorted out.

    Kapow have also discounted their listing for Earthrise Prime down to £44 from £49. Comics and cocktails have some competition now it seems.

    On a side note, does anyone have experience with C&C or Forbidden Planets online store? I’ve heard FP has really bad shipping times but I’d like a second opinion.
     
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  19. Imperator

    Imperator The last, best hope for humanity

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    Hooray! Hooray! It's a Harley-Harley-day!

    Did you know that there are toys out there that don't turn into cars? I didn't.

    I don't like it.

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    Still, it could be a lot worse. Hello there Harley Quinn.

    I can't remember a time when I wasn't aware of superheroes in popular culture, and Batman has a large part to play with that, despite the fact that I was never really in to the concept at any point in my childhood. Perhaps it's more a case of superhero concepts being utterly saturated into wider culture, that they had, by the 1980s, lost a lot of the mystery and intrigue that they once had had. He-Man had an alter ego, so it couldn't have been weird to see Bruce Wayne have one. Hong Kong Phooey was around to send up both costumed vigilantes and the 70s martial arts craze. Hell, the Transformers disguised themselves as mild-mannered F-15s, so a guy wearing a mask to fight crime wasn't enough to turn my head. Not even the Tim Burton films were all that interesting to me aged 5-10.

    But Batman: The Animated Series? Oh, that was something else entirely. While it handily piggybacked off the popularity of Burton's films, BTAS owed more to the sheer brilliance of WB Animation during the 1990s. Taz-mania, Tiny Toons, Animaniacs of course, the criminally underrated Freakazoid (which took loving potshots at BTAS itself), all parts of a golden age of animation that those of us old enough to remember should consider ourselves lucky to have experienced. A golden age that afforded WB the freedom to break from the norm and use their resources to create a kids cartoon with a serious tone, deep, thoughtful stories, an easily-recognised visual tone with its art-deco retro-futurism, and crucially, not just created to sell toys.

    Yes, I'm aware of the irony of mentioning that in a toy review. Harley Quinn then. Among many near-perfect moves by the show was to introduce a permanent sidekick for the Joker, an equally-deranged woman who idolised her boss and could be more or less counted on for her loyalty to Mistah J. And that was pretty much all Harley was to begin with. The series would go on to explore what a relationship with a psychotic criminal would be like - one-sided and often abusive, but Harley was always going to be on Joker's side, and indeed, a sidekick. Now, nearly 30 years on, Harley has become almost an icon of surviving abuse, of moving on, of rejecting toxic relationships, and defining oneself on their own terms. And for being repeatedly shipped with Poison Ivy.

    I suppose that's why this figure feels a little out of place. A modern(ish) toy that represents Harley in her original form, and designed for the adult collector - the interchangeable hands, heads and complete lack of accessories is testament enough to that. But it's those same adults, the ones who have carried Harley from the early 90s to the current day, who are responsible for her myriad changes as a character. The fans that sympathised with her abusive past, who loudly supported every step she took away from the Joker, the DC writers and artists who listened and followed the trends and allowed Harley to breathe free as her own character on her own terms, even the shippers that desperately wanted to see her kiss a green lady... and then given this toy as a reminder of how much smaller Harley was back in 1993.

    It doesn't help that as toys, this entire series is somewhat lacking. I've mentioned with Transformers the idea of figures being articulated but not poseable, and ho boy does Harley fit this bill. Every joint is there, but the range of motion is poor, especially in her legs. She can't bend her hips far, her knees won't fold in properly, and it only barely matters anyway because good luck getting her to stand on those dinky little feet.

    Yup, screen-accurate to a fault, these figures. For Batman this means being basically an upturned triangle, but for pretty much every female character until Amanda Waller was introduced half a decade later, they might as well be stick figures with boobs and bums stuck on. And giant heads to muck up the balance even further. It's a relief then that the screen accuracy is so damn good.

    Yeah, forgive me. While I do love the fact that Harley is by now a predominantly emancipated character, I do still love this design. I know it's become symbolic of the Joker's hold over her, I know, I know. I know we're looking at a thoroughly damaged and abused woman here. But it's still a great design. Shut up. And the heads are downright hilarious, being a sultry purring face and a wide-eyed goofball. I'd prefer if she came with a mallet and hands to grip it, but let's be honest, she'd only fall over again, wouldn't she?

    I like Harley Quinn. I like that she's become defined by her ability to change, in a genre which so often traps characters and refuses to let them grow. I like that she's found fans who find her empowering. I like that she is such a fun character that Margot Robbie essentially pushed for the new Birds of Prey film because she loved playing Harley so much she didn't want the godawful Suicide Squad to be her only credit as the character. I kinda like this figure as well, but not for those reasons, more in spite of them. She looks kinda nice I guess.

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  20. Siege Fan

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    C&C are great, plus the price you see is what you pay. FP has silly postage costs and does take quite a while before they even ship, from memory.
     
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