The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Uncle Billy's Shop usually has a good line on Dr. Wu stuff.
     
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    Decepticreeps100 Bite your face

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    Sorry I missed this earlier,

    Cutting out salty snacks is not going to be a problem as I can just avoid that aisle in the supermarket, finding an alternative for snack purposes is a whole other story and it's the soft drinks that I think are the real problem as even though I stick to sugar free they're still full of caffeine and that apparently causes spikes in blood pressure.

    Then there's other day to day stresses such as living with all my depression related stuff, I try and kid myself I don't give a shit about being a social outsider but that's just to get through each day, it bothers me massively, but there's no obvious solution and at 43 age isn't exactly on my side so the only hope I seem to have of turning anything around is of the false variety.
     
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  4. Siege Fan

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    Yup, need Flat Top. And I really hope chapter 3 isn't purely BW, though obviously suspect it will be. I state again that I wish they'd given BW a proper shot on it's own both for me and long time fans.

    What about milk? Though it makes me thirsty tbh. My mate drinks ice cold water.

    I've always been a social outsider, I just don't care, and the truth is the world catches up with us now! To paraphrase Joker, the internet changed things, forever. There's no going back.

    Did you ever think you'd see mainstream shows about dragons and zombies? You're not quite the outsider you think, I promise.
     
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  5. RoboW4rrior298

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

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    Looking at the Runabout/muck mold even more makes me think they could share engineering like Wheeljack and Sunstreaker to make a nice Tracks!

    The backpack and roof window chest is already there, just maybe put him in the Netflix line to secure the Corvette rights and give him wings then boom not a bad idea.

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    I would heavily prefer he gets his own mold new mold however so we can get a Selects Loudpedal and then a mold mate Road Rage out of it.
     
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    Bobby, it's a grey proto, your purchasing ardour is rather premature!
     
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    I'm hopeful Netflix or at least the boxes for it enables more G1 goodness, like it has for Bee and Soundwave! Then it's Selects ahoy like you say.
     
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  8. DaftRaider

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    How is this not a 'proper' shot at doing Beast Wars? It's a dedicated sub-theme in a line dedicated to celebrating the past of the Transformers lines. All of them. 'GenerationS', not 'Generations(Only G1 though, btw)'

    I find it baffling that some people want the entire line be catered to a select group of figures that get released over and over and over again, especially since BW has been pretty under-represented in the Generations line in the past. Now, I'm not all that keen on BW either, but I'm not about to say that the fans it does have shouldn't be getting this. And I could stand to not have another Voyager Optimus or Starscream for a year or so. It's a line for everyone, after all, even those who choose Munky over Trukk. I wouldn't be surprised if we get lines dedicated to the Cybertron trilogy soon. I can't imagine that Hasbro'd pass on the opportunity to sell the Unicron mold again, but with a different head... :lol 
     
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  9. Convoy

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    Why not Gorira? I've never seen one, but people loved them when they came out.... Unless it's the black Primal brick former you're after
     
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    @Avon As promised, some pics of the Siege on Cybertron packaging;

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    If you look at the highlighted logo in the second picture, there is an obvious cluster of four logos. I remain convinced TO THIS DAY, that there should have been two more box sets. Maybe they would even have been POTP branded?

    The other clues for me are the Arcee & Grotusque deluxes/Titan master packs and the Walmart clones twin packs that all pretty much came out of nowhere. I also seem to remember someone with a graphic design background thinking that the Arcee and Grotusque images somehow looked cropped, as if they had been taken from a larger image. I could be talking utter poppycock there tho’ so ignore me if need be!

    The Magnus Deco seems (quite frankly) a little pointless *unless* you were going to release that remould with God Bomber? A leader class figure in another set perhaps?

    So that’s potentially, two TMs, two Scouts/Basics, two deluxes and one leader ....I’m struggling to consolidate the two “missing” Voyagers and remaining Leader figure.

    What I can’t explain is the utterly random “Beast Wars” teaser that is found twice on the box - it was clearly no accident and was hinting at something that didn’t come to fruition.

    Juxtaposed against the collapse of major avenue of distribution,TRU and Hasbros purchase of the Power Rangers franchise at that time - Its easy to see why money was tight and these boxes would have been the first thing to get the chop.

    I fully appreciate this is all utter conjecture and speculation on my part, but I’ve always found the processes (be they legal or marketing) behind what ultimately gets released quite intriguing.
     
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    Dammmit it exists, and it is beautiful.
     
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    Bloody hell one of my collecting friends is auctioning out a Lucky Draw RID Optimus. How did he even got his hands on one? I don't know.

    but man is this a beaut[​IMG]
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    I believe one of them was the cancelled Botcon Action on Hydrus Four.
     
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    What we don’t know is what stage they got cancelled and the figures moved around. You have already highlighted some figures that got released separately that could have been in the box, and one that didn’t get a release but you are sure about.

    I am sure we are a couple of autobot target masters/powermasters short (Slapdash/point blank etc) that people have already highlighted as being easy retools/repaints - so maybe that’s where they would fit in?
     
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    @Decepticreeps100 Whatever :p 

    Those are great shouts, given the attention paid to the Nebulan affiliated characters in general; they are quite conspicuous by their absence :oops: 
     
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    Lovcap you Stevo, what do you think of the Dr Wu Squawktalk...... Enabled?
     
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    Ive just seen the digibash by @ConvoyPrime2000 , yes - very tempted.

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  19. nemisispringer

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    I've watched the first 6 episodes or so of jojo but didn't find it really gripped me to be honest.

    Oh I've loved NGE since I watched it as a teen but it's far too reliant on secondary media to fully explain it all, spent hours on evawiki reading up on it all way back when. I wss just hesitant to watch the netflix due to the new voice cast but they've done an OK job to be fair.

    As for the end I think the best way to think about it is to watch 24/25 and the end of Evangelion movie and put the 2 together. Yeah it's still very out there but I always liked the fact it did something different.

    Interesting to see your musings on the box sets, I always agreed with the 4 box set theory but didn't know about the beast wars tease. My thought for one of the voyagers was a g2 megs seen as we got laser rod prime and takara did a g2 megs seemingly out of nowhere as well. No idea for the other leader but the other voyager could have been leo prime which takara did or the other mysterious one we've seen in takara comics is the blue repaint of astrotrain in energon omega sentinel colours. Screenshot_20200814_092100.jpg
     
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  20. Brum Bot

    Brum Bot You’re an idiot Starscream

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    And while the rest of the world is speculating and tin foil hatting over international celebrity child smuggling.... we are investigating the underground scandal that is the missing box sets!! :lol 

    I wouldn’t have it any other way. Well done chaps, well done. @Skywarp SCS , any 6am pre orders today ??? ;) 
     
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