The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Brum Bot

    Brum Bot You’re an idiot Starscream

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    I’m looking forward to getting it completed. It’s a nice project to be doing.

    I saw your post on AEW and didn’t get chance to reply at the time. I admit it is a difficult watch at points but if you give it a chance, you can literally see it developing, and getting better week after week.

    I can’t knock Jericho - in WWE he would either be burying up and coming talent, or being buried. In AEW he is giving some rub to his stablemates and giving some credibility to his opponents. His feud with Cassidy is decent stuff, almost old school in its booking, and it’s having the desired effect on Cassidy, he lost the first match but Jericho made him look so credible, but like Bret Hart with 123 Kid back in the day.

    AEW is nowhere near the finished product - I ask any wrestle head to give it a bit of patience, it’s in its infancy in a strange time, but if it can last the long road, you may be pleasantly surprised.
     
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  2. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Aaaaaaaahhh!!
     
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    Insurgent Big Red Fire Snorting Dragon

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    Ugh, today was such a slog. Had to get skywarp to shout at me to keep me going. Thundercracker just disapproved and starscream was day dreaming the whole time. IMG_20200805_171908.jpg
     
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    Hi gang! Just got a Challenge at Cybertron boxset in, and though I've had surprisingly little trouble with Galvatron, I can't quite get the back of the tank to tab together, specifically the ones on the sides of the treads. Any tips from anyone? It'd be much appreciated :3 IMG_20200805_172155.jpg IMG_20200805_172136.jpg
     
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  5. saucesmithco

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    These are available at Smyths!? I saw them in Walmart back in March (scary times, before they came home to roost...) and thought they looked like knock-offs. I considered picking them up but ultimately decided they weren't worth allotting valuable suitcase space to!
     
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  6. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Got MMC Volatus [Blast Off] by Kapow today.

    Quick thoughts as I need to nip out soon.

    Packaging: Weirdly enough I got a closed box [ie Asian packaging] instead of the windowed release EU territories get. Cutting down because of the pandemic?

    He's every bit as good, and better, than Fraudo.

    He's big, he's hefty and he's just interesting and intuitive. Every single bit and piece is used for everything. There is a LOT packed into his engineering.

    There's a clear trade-off between looks and functionality/engineering. Everything gets used for something and everything expands out and has hidden flip out pieces to connect to something else.

    Shuttle mode is really good and larger than you'd expect. Robot mode has the same chunk in the legs that Swindle/Fraudo has. Colours are spot on and work really well with Swindle.

    Don't have Onslaught or Vortex so can't combine things up at all but overall a clear win.

    I was very sceptical of MMC and in particular their Perfection line [so many hits and misses there] trying out a combiner, all-in no less, but so far it's an absolute joy.

    Negatives? Some parts are overly tight, others are a bit wobbly. Would have liked regular tabs instead of "puzzle" ones on his hips.

    Rock on though, I am all in for this set [he says, tracking down Vortex and Onslaught]...
     
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  7. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Ooooh, if this is indeed the Wave 3 packing of battlemasters, I may be making at least a trio of trio purchases!
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    They are if you can find them or the daft beggars decide to let you order online, most of mine are from America!

    I think they're great, proper retro toys and decently priced.
     
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  9. Gumblor Gimbles

    Gumblor Gimbles Overjoyed at the prospect of buying a plastic rat

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    Doublecrosser and Snek looks pretty cool, they’d be great impulse purchases if Smyths actually stocked them.
     
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    Hot Rod and Triggerhappy
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    With Firedrive and Blowpipe (x2)!!!
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    Those prints are amazing but £40 framed then delivery for that size? Nah. I'll wait for the AliExpress ones.
     
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    I'm intrested to see the ring restoration as it progresses so keep posting pics when you can!

    Maybe somewhere down the line if AEW drop the Bucks, Omega and their minor league buddies and have a go at the "realistic sports based presentation" Tony Khan talked about at the start it could become something I could watch more consistently but for now I think I'll be better served sticking to small clips as it doesn't appear to have a great deal that resembles pro wrestling I enjoy.

    They are getting £20 out of me for their MJF figure which is a start :D 
     
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  13. Convoy

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    This sounds super complicated! I might try masking and painting instead, @nemisispringer style. Though it'll mean masking huge parts at a time.

    Speaking of, I'm also thinking SG Barricade for my CW Prowl. Any ideas on colours?
     
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    Neat I bought a couple of the blue ones - already as I thought he'd make a good riot shield combined with himself or attached either side of something as vehicle armour - which does kinda work.

    I certainly wouldn't mind buying more ; Like Targetmasters they can be fun to decorate things with or to just add to armour-up combinations when you are not getting a whole lot of parts.

    I'd not mind some repaints either - the red and the blue in each others colour might be nice for example. Or perhaps a green snake.
     
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  15. Neuta

    Neuta Rockets Redglare TFW2005 Supporter

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    Greetings Threeeeeeedizens!

    Things I have seen in the sky this week: insects, birds, airplanes, clouds, some stars, a meteor, the Sun, the Moon, Venus, and Mars.
    Last time I saw Mars was in 2003. It is quite red.

    Things I have just paid the invoice for: Selects Hubcap from IDT, stock in on the 7th, quoth they.

    Things I enjoyed on Netflix while so drunk I barely knew what was going on: guess.

    Number of repaints that I now wish to purchase: also guess.

    Also, EVENING WOTCH (tm)

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    Venus is quite russet too, under the clouds. Or maybe it's more ochre?

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    Hope y'all been having fun! :D 

    - Neuta out
     
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  17. Convoy

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    Thanks to @Xaran Alamas I've been totally enabled on Prime Arcee, but the ones on ebay are crazy money! Is it a tough to find figure?
     
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  18. RoboW4rrior298

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

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    Any of you fine people able to help me out with a burning question? I don’t own any RID 2015 Warrior figures but I’m really close to pulling the trigger on a Bludgeon + Blastwave (shall be a pseudo-Banzaitron in my collection) and was wondering if the app scanner insignia labels are stickers or actually painted on?

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    I think they’re butt ugly and would like to know more for a potential future custom paint job on both (to make them look a bit nicer with the WFC stuff) and to replace the Autobot insignia on Blastwave with a Decepticon one?

    Thinking of trying to track down the Warrior Skywarp too to custom a Slipstream, always thought of her separate to the seekers. That mold looks sexy in the black and purple. Just needs a new head.

    Ta very much :) 
     
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    They are easily removable, pretty crap quality stickers but it does leave a bit of a naff blank circlular recess. I bunged a 3D 'Con Logo on mine's.
     
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  20. RoboW4rrior298

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

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    Thank goodness they’re stickers, and regarding the blank recess I think for the samurai tank mold it blends the best due to the extra 3 on the shoulders that have molded detail. Don’t think it’d look too shabby with some silver backed emblems.

    Cheers Chris helpful as always :) 
     
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