The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Underlord

    Underlord Frontier Psychiatrist.

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    Yeah, definitely the one Disney film that would benefit from a live action remake, but no, let’s do Robin Hood instead
     
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    Gumblor Gimbles Overjoyed at the prospect of buying a plastic rat

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    Wheeljack’s lucky that Hoist is considered a truck.

    These are probably the best, actually. The Datsun mold is a bit too static for my liking, and the feet and heels require a lot of faffing about to get them flat on the ground. (At least, on my Barricade that’s the case)


    Cliffjumper is dragged down by having a complex, very precise transformation and yet also being coated from top to bottom in paint. The tabs on his shoulders are completely black on mine at this point just from going between his two modes.


    Mirage is fantastic! But the transparent plastic is a timebomb. One or both of the tabs are gonna break eventually, sadly.[/COLOR]
     
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    I wonder what Netflix Optimus will look like. I'm guessing we'll see him this month around 'SDCC'.

    Wouldn't mind another Battlemaster pack like Megs and Hotlink if he's painted well.
     
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    Yes, and see him be released with the remaining Autobot Targetmaster partners.
     
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    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    We would definitely benefit from having a really good Robin Hood movie though. I mean I'll have a good time snarking along with Prince of Thieves but you really have to go back to Erroll Flynn for anything genuinely earnest and good.

    But a good Robin Hood film ought to be an entirely British production. Americans get all caught up with the romantic rebellion against tyranny aspect, overplay it and end up with something well-worn and predictable.

    Also Americans can't even say the name Robin Hood properly.
     
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    motorthing One of these days.........

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    Fudge walking, it's raining. Again. IMG_20200704_085852.jpg

    So this Guy. He's just a recolour of something I bought already and left back in the box but.....in a vintage year for Primes he has a certain timeliness that fits the "Clean Sweep of G1 Space Dads" quite nicely.

    Crazy poseable (which is good) scary tight ratchets and some creaky plastic (which is not good) but a headsculpt that absolutely kills.

    He stays.
     
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    Loosecannon Cos I know I'm right...

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    Well most of my FT combiner bots have arrived as well as my MMC combiner figures...
    Why is it I just know I am going to open the MMC Assaultus figures and think they are neat but a little big... then to open FT's and find they are far too big leading to more sales... *sigh*
     
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    Just in case I’m mispronouncing it, what’s the proper pronunciation?
     
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    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    I live about 5 miles from Sherwood Forest, if local dialect is anything to go by it’s probably something like Robin Ud (Hood but omitting the H)

    If they do remake Robin Hood they could do it with actual people and the same story which would be satisfying, maybe include Some of the Merry Men who were omitted such as Will Scarlet.

    They really ought to keep Alan-a-Dale as a storyteller though
     
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    Thanks, I was pronouncing it with an ‘H’.
     
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    Americans tend to say it all in one go like “ROBINhood”. Rather than the English way which is to treat Hood like a surname and give it equal stress in pronunciation.

    Of course the correct correct pronunciation is “ROOOOOOOO-BIIIIIIN! THE HOODED MAAAAAAAAN!”
     
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    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    I still love the 80's series.

    not with Jason connery though

    also,

    @Loosecannon I might be interested in the ft bots if you are selling. depending on which ones
     
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    Got my son an OS legends screamer and noticed they've changed the paint since I got one a couple of years back
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    Michael Praed? Think his name was that. I use to watch that RH back then.
     
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    Well, I was assuming it's the Sexy Fox version Robin Hood they're giving the Lion King/Jungle Book "Live Action" treatment? I mean if ever there was a time to tap into the Furries market it's now, innit?
    Errol Flynn is probably the last time the costumes were closest to period correct, given that now the media trend is Medieval = Filth!
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    I'd kill for some proper historical costuming, arms, & armour production with a HEMA-influenced updating of the stage fighting.
     
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    Allegedly Marvel Legends Monday, as I'm calling it, will see a deluxe Toxin revealed (I do love those Symbiotes).

    I'm hoping it's below the size of the recent Venom but with different head sculpts and hands/tendrils, I'm really not so fussed on 'the red mess' he's often shown as.
     
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    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    that is the one. my boys like watching it.

    will scarlett is brilliant (ray winstone)
     
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    After a week off, I've just uploaded a new review: War for Cybertron Hotlink



    I was very resistent to picking up any version of this mould. How wrong I was!
     
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    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    anyone selling ft or x transbot limbs?

    ft terminus or Toyworld constructor?

    having a buying itch I need to scratch.
     
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    I just hope George is kept away, bringing back the old man originator hasn't worked for Terminator, Alien, Indiana Jones... They're always more interested in what they can do with technology than story. Seems to be the, 'I'm old but I've still got it!' mentality.
     
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