The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Skywarp SCS

    Skywarp SCS AKA "Pretender Skywarp"

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    That could be a slippery slope.....!!
     
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  2. nice sideburns

    nice sideburns Autobot Brother

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    Morning

    Another question for ER sky lynx owners: can you connect him to Siege OS in his base mode? I saw your pic @Seeaich (great pic BTW) but he didn’t look like he was linked up
     
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  3. Decepticreeps100

    Decepticreeps100 Bite your face

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  4. Q Prime

    Q Prime Well-Known Member

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    You could see the bridge coming out of Omega’s thigh
     
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  5. Siege Fan

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    Gonna require jiggery pokery for certain looks maybe, or a lot of ramps or Ironworks parts until we get a junction ramp! ER-06-Sky-Lynx-13.jpg
     
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    Underlord Frontier Psychiatrist.

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    Looks like Starscream just wandered into shot as the picture was taken:lol 
     
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    According to this page Visionaries was it's own comic, but I remember Visionaries being one of the back-ups in Transformers as well (probably before Action Force moved in).

    I read Thundercats and a Ghostbusters comic as well as Transformers. Shortly after Transfromers ended I started reading 'proper' comics with the Marvel UK reprints of Spider-Man, which if memory serves was £1.50/£2 for 4 stories! Those were thde days.
     
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  8. Siege Fan

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    He knows they haven't spotted Slitherfang you see.
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    Dog tail and everything.
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  9. Insurgent

    Insurgent Big Red Fire Snorting Dragon

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    My cheap IDT titan masters just turned up. Shame there's no proper engine pieces for Buster and Hydra but shapeways seems to only have done them for giga, mega and Ginrai. So Buster and Hydra will just have to use the same engines as overlord. I guess I could design some myself but since I have some giga/mega ones going spare anyway.... At least I can have all the masterforce decepticons all lined up on the shelf being titan master sized though.
     
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  10. Xaran Alamas

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    Hah! I wonder if that gave some of the writers a new appreciation for what their artist collaborators did? :D 
     
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  11. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Eye test time, Andy, @Q Prime's youthful eyes could see it!
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    It's the thigh ramp connected to his central bum bay door/ramp, I'm not a fan of just clipping on the side like a budget house extension, and was experimenting with a more integrated look.
    Before getting Commander Modesty in hand I had overestimated the width between his side ramps and thought they might be specifically designed to link up to both thigh ramps and be a "proper" launchpad that could also be used for Omega's rocket, in reality they aren't set wide enough apart and there isn't enough space as the central tunnel/ramp section projects too far (unless one extends with a Soundbarrier or two) for the thigh ramps to reach a side one.
    And even extending that alignment might necessitate scooting the Omega rocket from it's central "gantry" point (unless plenty of Soundbarriers were used).
    I still fancied keeping the shuttle and rocket in proximity in a kinda Launchpad area and the above was the result.

    I got curious about the Big CatBoid's stats too considering the odd rejiggering of ER Prime's powers and...
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    Strength: 10
    Intelligence: 8
    Speed: 10
    Endurance: 10
    Courage: 10
    Firepower: 7
    Skill: 8

    Which unlike Prime are his exact G1 stats (Minus the "Rank: 9"), I also can't see a Siege-style Rank badge on his box name tag or anywhere on his instructions which is a shame. I suspect "Lieutenant Commander" might've been a bit of a bugger for their fairly simple rank structure of Private, Specialist, Sergeant, Captain, Major, General? Although you could just fudge it with Major being the equivalent in the Army, so just use that on a space command badge but what unit type? Hmmm...

    Also just realised that in Star Trek parlance he's a 'Number One', and, by Primus, I just bet he loves being called that! Probably why Prime gave him that Rank! :lol 
     
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  12. Prescient

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    My tesco has that wave in. No sign of the rares and super rares though. I dont have time to go hunting at the mo either at asda etc like last time.

    The Shazam wave I picked up from B&M that time was never repeated either, one case and no where else seemed to stock it.
     
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  13. incapable hulk

    incapable hulk I am the Liquor

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    I don’t suppose any of you lovely chaps have a Maketoys Bomber (Powerglide) you wish to sell? I’ve realised both him and the DOTM toy are glaring omissions in my shrine to Powerglide.
     
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  14. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Alright, Lads straw poll time!
    Should Sky Lynx be:

    A) SPACE COMMAND/INFANTRY:
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    Or:

    B) SPACE COMMAND/TRANSPORT:
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    Or:

    C) SPACE COMMAND/SPECIAL OPS:
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    ?

    Hmmm, I think I know which one he thinks he is!
    Hmm, I think I've also just realised that this "just realised" notion is one that I've "just realised" and posted before. Hmmm, the ol' age catching up with me!
    :dunce 
     
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  15. Braddock

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    I will admit they were only there to 'test' the shelves, I have fallen out of love with them a bit as I have sorted things, might keep a couple but ditch my many spares/incomplete teams.
    Irks me that the torso car is so big.

    The Kre-o Op is the beast hunters one with some Starscream attachments as I couldn't make Starscream (second hand bundle ages ago) as he has no head or one of the large torso pieces.

    Wow! that's like everyone who was anyone!

    Comics in youth was Spidey and Zoids only UK wise, then I went US around 'Fall of the Mutants' and was up and down Mega City/Gosh every Sunday for a while, I read 200Ad and JD for quite a while too, my favourite (bar the classics perhaps) has always been the JD story of the robot villains in the undersea complex where he picks up a concussion and has to fire at them point blank with a mining laser! Classic.

    Doom Patrol 'Falling from the wreckage' was a turning point for me and my fave Morrison moment, the madness of 'Nowhere man' struck a chord,
    then over to others for Sandman and Hellblazer. I picked up his 'We 3' in a charity shop recently, good to see it is still quality.
    As I got older it was The Tick, and such as Faust and the risqué such as Black Kiss.
    Nowadays it is just what I find second hand.

    Robots? Nothing from Wish yet, and the first Covid boot was a quiet affair, just an armless Starscream, but snagged some old Warhammer for me, some Furbys for my mates shop, and 2 FNAF Funkos for the boy.

    Laters.
     
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  16. nice sideburns

    nice sideburns Autobot Brother

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    Between your bouts of forgetfulness and my ailing eyesight, there’s no hope for either of us!! :lol 
     
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  17. Ratchet2007

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    Ratchet available at Indemand. Just bought one. Couldn't miss out on my favourite TF

    Edit: Sold out in like 4 mins

    Double Edit: Indemand said the listing was available for a few hours before they posted it on Facebook as people were questioning why they didnt get email notifications. Hundreds were sent out apparently

    Triple Edit: Theyve taken the post down now
     
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  18. Siege Fan

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    The rares should definitely be there at some point because a bunch of these ones are. I'd have bought the lot bar Joker otherwise, he's clearance material!
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    Test shots on an LED array, I can definitely work with that.

    Today's arrivals from Oz (Bats is perfect apart from the face but that's the game look tbf, and Joker and WW are fantastic for the price).

    The TMNT mirror puzzle is a classic IMO (had it as a kid) and I wish more of them had been made for other franchises. Think I'll paint the terrible condition Donnie (it was an eBay bundle).
     

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  19. Large

    Large Currently blablabla

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    I feel like I've read comics even as a baby. Ok maybe not, but I know I spent a lot of time looking at comics even if I didn't know to read. There was just so much of them around me, between my dad collection of Franco-Belge comics (Asterix, Tintin, Gaston Lagaffe, Black & Mortimer etc...) and what he brought home just for me to look at, like, gazillions tons of French Disney publications (magazines filled with italian/french/US Disney comics from all periods), it was impossible to resist. I even start learning to read because of them.
    Like, here's a picture I just took of the actual first ever comic I have ever read:

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    Carl Barks ! <3
    I was 4, and it never left me after that.

    So yeah, mostly, Barks and Asterix were my favorite read and rerererereread as a very young lad.
    First Super Hero comic I've read was a random Spider Man filler issue and it didn't hooked me. Heck, I remember having read an issue of TF Vs GI Joe way before being aware of Super Hero existence. Years later, age 13, I come across this one:

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    And that was it. Felt in love. Took all the money I earned at working during summer and went buying everything X-Men by Claremont (and in french that was a a total clusterfuck in publications haha), and a lot of Daredevil too, I remember. So Good... What a summer. Lol I remember reading the Inferno crossover and not understanding a fragment of what X-Factor is or what was going on with Piotr's sister ("isn't she like, a baby ? What's up with the demon thing ? WAIT JEAN'S ALIVE ??) but damn I loved every frame of it.

    First manga was Akira.


    Also, BLM
     
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  20. Loosecannon

    Loosecannon Cos I know I'm right...

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    This as in Siege Ratchet? If so I would now expect them to shortly appear on ebay at £70 each...
     
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