The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. barry

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    Good post day for me today.

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    As someone who started reading 2000AD in 1987 it was that second generation of writers that I actually wound up loving the most, like Grant Morrison and Peter Milligan. Both Zenith and Bad Company were massive for me when I was a kid. It'#s a joy to have this (rare as fucking hen's teeth, it would seem) tome in the house.

    Also, check this sick crew!
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    Arcee and Airwave are very impressive. I'm loving how bloody poseable Arcee is. And another Alicon is very welcome!

    But who's that doon the front?

    It's only a fucking custom Longtooth from our very own @Seeaich

    I'm fairly confident that we've all seen Chris's dazzling army of Prime Master Pretender customs via his photos on here. It's been beautiful to see him make it his mission to complete the job that Hasbro couldn't and give us all those amazing characters we didn't get in PotP. But man...photos don't do this guy justice. the paint work looks utterly professional. There's none of the rough wee edges one might expect from even a very fine custom. But the moudling on the head! It's really something else. I don't see any stary moulding or lumps that look like they've got out of control. For something that's got a brand new head it looks utterly cohesive with the body and the rest of the Prime Masters I own. I'm looking forward to posing this lad (my all time favourite Pretender) with his other '89 brethern, Bludgeon and Octopunch, because we all know he should have been a 'Con.
     
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    Back from checking email, I did indeed have a Kapow invoice waiting for me for Arcee. Kinda funny as I just got Takara Legends Arcee :D  will be fun to compare the two ^^
     
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    I've heard, on a fairly reliable the grapevine, that we're due for a Selects toy deco of Galvatron. All the more reason I need them not to fuck this up.

    And yes! Well, sort of. He's got two joints on his foot, one for outwards side articulation, and another for forward articulation that allows him to lunge forward (but he can't really lean back on the ankle tilt). Best foot articulation I can recall seeing. I really hope he sets a new standard.
     
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  4. Seeaich

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    Welp, I guess I'm skipping the Kingdom release then!
     
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    @Syndicator just posted in the sightings thread that the invoices expire on Wednesday due to limited stock, so people need to be quick checking emails from Kapow for Arcee
     
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    Yo,
    I accidentally deleted my boot haul picture from yesterday so you good people are spared yet another 'it was the last big sale/haul of the season ' bare-faced lie from me today, but it included about a 100 minidiscs (the rap ones will be recorded over, one of them is already being replaced by the Sigala compilation on MTV, although I was listening to his/her Fatboy Slim one on the way in this morning), some comics and graphic novels (Halo Jones, Necronauts, Spawn).
    TF-wise Lockdowns lime green (!?) kre-o ship again that was fun for the 5 year old visiting, gotta love a magnet, NuRID Bee, a couple of Go-Bots (the younger ones, jet and dino), big 3-step Hot Rod to join the Lockdown version found recently, nice alt mode, pants bot, Power Rangers bits and a nacelle-less (of course) X-wing that the batteries had corroded and expanded so badly I had to pliers them out, creating a pretty impressive blood blister in the process!
    Laters.
     
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  7. Lothar Hex

    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    I know that's there but wouldn't be surprised. Hey happy to be wrong as he'll be £23 rather than £30.

    Also yay ER Megs and Arcee Kapow invoices!
     
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    Just got an invoice from Kapow for MMC Tesarus...

    My DJD is *this* close to being completed!
     
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  10. robotmel

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    Hmm I wonder why Smokey doesn't get his original '38' on his doors? Was there some sort of flap from the race car people or summat? :eek: 
     
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    Oooof. Showing as out of stock now. Looks like I snoozed on this one. Or do Kapow still take stuff offline between them arriving and the pre-orders going out?
     
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    Just checking in with my IDT orders and I see Smokey, Snappy and the Judge are all out of stock but despite making full payment back when PO's went up I still haven't received a despatch notice? I guess they are running behind/playing catch up with everything?
    Fingers crossed for an update this week I guess! ;) 
     
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    You know that feeling when you expect to get a toy that is only a repaint, but it turns out that a lot of it has been resculpted? Yeah...

    *insert obligatory 'This is the Way' here*

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    Beskar Mando is very similar to the previous release, but a LOT of him has new sculpts. His entire upper torso, shoulder pauldrons, forearm gauntlets, and left thigh armour are completely new molds which is so much more than I was expecting. I also really appreciate the Mudhorn sigil on his shoulder pauldron as that is a detail I think they could've easily left out.

    "DON'T COME NEAR MY SON AGAIN!"

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    The only negative I have with this figure is that you have to remove the cape to get him to wear his jetpack. For some reason I find he looks a little awkward without the cape, but it's not like I was going to display him with the jetpack anyway, so it's not too big of a deal.

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    The Licensing fee for 100% referencing *that* specific driver & car that the G1 Smokey was based on in times of looser IP protection AFAIK, Toyhax will sort him for that & sponsers I reckon
    All well and good, though missing the second proper gun for him I note, but WTAF do we actually get him from, eh?
    Yeah, their sticky sez expect up to 5 working days delay due to all the COVID mallarkey and Has UK's current avalanching of goods!

    WELL! WOULD YOU ADAM AND EVE IT?!

    HLJ Skytread has only gone and cropped up!!!
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    And :lolol  he too has a jiggered badge!
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    BUT IDGAF because not only is a bit of Siege "Battle damage" still waaaaay better than my first Skytread's squiffy disaster of a faction badge but also
    Skytread II's tank mode goes together fine with zero modding, AND...

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    ...I can finally, FINALLY, properly finish a wee fella off!
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    I might have to do more Good Deeds if this is the Payout!
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  16. robotmel

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    I'm on the look out for a series to binge on and keep seeing adverts and photos (see above :rolleyes: ) of The Mandolorian.
    Sooo what I want to ask, as this has what appears to be baby Yoda in it, is this set before all the movies which feature him? :) 
    I haven't really followed SW for years TBH and I've never watch the 3rd trilogy or spin off movies either, so yeah! o_O 

    *eyeballs @Seeaich's Skytread* :mad: 
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Doubt it, the MP+ on my shelf has 38 on the doors. Does beg a question then...
     
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    The Mandalorian is set five years after Return of the Jedi. Baby Yoda is just a fan nickname for the character, it's officially known as 'The Child', and is only a member of the same species as Yoda, not the man himself.
     
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    They got a mega delivery last week according to FB, so it's likely going to take some time to sort out
     
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    :) 
    Ref: IDT - Yup I guess they've got piles of stuff to sort - I'm chill, I can hold till maybe... Saturday! *rocks back and forth* :p 
    Ah, thank you for the clarification - all this time I had been under the impression it was Da Man! I'm so out of touch with SW! LOL! :D 
    So the Mandalorian is or isn't Boba Fett? o_O :rolleyes: 
     
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