The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. nemisispringer

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    The cybertronian on the box translates to fangtron giza and giza was the micron bird partner of arms micron nemesis prime and power of the primes nemesis prime dude.

    I think shockers will be next wave myself.
     
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    Pretty sure their stunticons actually getting released is one of the signs of the apocalypse.

    Your manager has some serious Trump hands!
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    As prescient mentioned, presumably Warden will have been involved in the next couple of years worth of stuff, so I wouldn’t be surprised if ‘he’ has ticked off a few of the obvious leftover characters somewhere along the line.

    I can’t remember the timeframes, but leaks were really bad at one stage, right (armada era?) and then got a lot better? It must be depressing for the people hosting these events, given the ‘meh’ reaction to stuff that ‘we already know about’.
    Good point on iron hide’s vehicle feet, though a probable ratchet from him is still the coolest thing about the reveals for me.

    ! Nostalgia buzz! I spent a lot of time earning money on forklifts in 2...

    Hilarious! Must be weird seeing a whole group of people debating your opinions (often nastily), without your job being a ‘celebrity’ one.

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    Great post
     
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    I'd love to know how many people genuinely bought the Magnus spoiler set without knowing what was in it for £60, bound to be a few. Wonder what their genuine reaction was!

    Like it'd be quite the leap of faith lol, and there isn't even a show yet. Hell, it's entirely possible they've never heard of Rung...

    That Magnus didn't exactly set the world alight, and hitting fans or the uninitiated with notorious shelf-warmer Shockwave again... You can still easily buy him in America and he's years old now, same with RadioShackwave.

    His alt form also doesn't really lend itself to battle damage like a truck or shuttle/train does...

    Personally I'd love to see the first use of a new mould but that's almost certainly too much to hope for!
     
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    When was Blaster rumoured?
     
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    Lego Super Mario is going to Smyths, you’ve made the right choice!
     
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    You have to remember these rumours were back before any of these were revealed. I often find they get the release channel wrong E. G. Single skywarp 3 pack conheads but get the characters right. My speculation is hasbro May change distribution later on, E. G. Bee in netflix.
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    This was before selects tape pack, cliff jumper, sunstreaker and earth soundwave
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    For the netflix leader, it says there's nine pieces of armour. So the question is, which figures have nine pieces of armour?


    As for Netflix prime renders, remember er prime had blue legs, yellow eyes on the renders, so they can't be trusted.
     
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    Yesterday showed that the Netflix line is no longer purely repaints they have retools and reconfigs in there too what with Soundwave as the siege mold cant make a tape deck that clean so its been overalled and then some. So anything could be in that damn box now.

    Still a brave strategy though. I think had the prev one not been leaked as to what was it in I dont think people would have took the punt on it completely blind.
     
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    20 years, and he’s still looking for some sailors...

    This is very well said. It’s telling that when ER Grapple was first announced, even without pictures, I was absolutely confident in what it would look like, and I wasn’t disappointed. That consistency is something that Generations has really benefited from.

    Amazing that BW Neo didn’t do a hippo character. Seems like it would be right up their street.

    To me the massive PotP leak was the low point, where the entire line was given away in a single document. I maintain that this was part of the reason that PotP was curtailed, and it can’t have been good for investor confidence that an entire year of toys was being shown off to competitors.
     
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    So now I have to wonder whether I should get the Autobot Alliance. I know this might be my downfall but I’ll wait until I get ER Smokescreen to make the choice.
     
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    Galaxy prime and magnus thats about it. So poss nova prime?
     
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    *Wakes up*
    Thinks, "Oh, crap! I deffo have something coming from ID today, and post could be earlier on a Saturday - better make the place look occupied!"
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    More I think about it, the Cybertronian script is Fang and Giza (so you'd imagine Slitherfang, a shield, and Giza is a bird linked to Nemesis Prime I think, likely our dinosaur axe), and Netflix Prime is getting almost identical weapons, so presumably it's a direct face-off with a literal Nemesis?

    Hell of a thing to cane the ER mould like that though: ER Prime, Netflix ER Prime without trailer, dead ER Prime with trailer, and potentially painted black ER Prime, presumably with trailer. Though they did mention armour... Urgh, I've given it too much thought and now I really wanna know!
     
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    I decided to dive into TFWiki for a quick search on Giza and found out that the original Giza was actually a saw shark, and that is where it’s name comes from. PotP just interpreted it as a bird.
     
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    Ohhhhh.....

    I’d take the Galaxy Prime done in Nova Prime colours...:D 
     
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    Can Giza be renamed Geezer then we'll have a geezer bird.
     
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    Strange question but does anyone have any idea what the distribution is like in Sweden? I have a friend who lives over there and would like to get their hands on a detailed Starscream model kit and asking me for suggestions and I have no idea with kits or distribution in Sweden :D 
     
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    As they're in the EU maybe it could be worth looking at a slightly geographically closer economically aligned country based Etailer like TF-Robots.nl?
     
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    Ryo will find his sailors one day.

    Shenmue 3 is giving me all the feels. It nails everything. The 20 year wait is paying off so far!

    I'll accept Giza being renamed Geezer if we also get Ozzy, Tony, & Bill.

    And I did end up drunkenly preordering Rotorstorm. I regret nothing.
     
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    I'm totally unsure, but was there a Furai Starscream model kit? Might be too stylised though?
     
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