Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Boardwise, Feb 23, 2011.
That’s true, but the QC of my set will determine how much contempt I have for the court!
Bit busy to keep up, thought I'd say hi in passing.
Work are going through redundancies and it is a bit deflating. I should be safe but the potential people we could lose is sad as they are nice people. Voluntary first, but the ones that don't need to work aren't coming forward...........Grrrrrr
Anyway, take care all
Finances getting decidedly wonky, so had to cancel my preorder for the Coneheads on Amazon - hopefully I'll be able to pick them up at some point, or Amazon gets more stock when the bank balance is looking better.
Doesn't help that I've had to refund an Ebay sale either - could have done without that.
I don't want to have to sell any of my current WFC trilogy collection, either - it's kind of my favourite stuff in years.
Hoping to God the management in work don't start looking at our team once the furlough scheme ends...
Anyone want to buy an electric guitar?
Nice weekend to all
Micros have arrived from in demand, first new toy in nearly three weeks, I was starving lol.
That’ll be me waiting for non-import stock of the Quint pit because I’m not miraculously made of fucking money.
Also, wouldn’t a reissue of UW Devastator be better though?
Still waiting on the wave 2 packs from Kapow. I knew I should have went with ID for those..
Someone's interested I'm afraid but I'll come back to you if I can!
Oh, I'm buying more Airwaves, I promise
@Army builder @Siege Fan
What is the ideal number for Weaponisers, Modulators, Alicons & Quintessons (per individual character)?
Christ, I'm beyond the pale, but I've currently got:
5 Allicons - two in alt mode as a Judge honour guard, three as troops. Could all change if I decide I'm getting the Pit pack with the Bailiff.
3 Judges - one mini display with aforementioned goons, other two are going in Bot and Con cities in alt mode.
Modulators/Weaponisers are simply whatever it takes! They're useful as city parts, weapons, for their alt modes... You could never have enough.
If Alicons and Judges go out of stock in Smyths in Norn’ Iron because of you, dear god you’ll get a kicking!
Profit Director Destro + Drax = an old Harry Enfield character.
The Quints are safe. For now
So, Quintesson Judge. This is one where I kind of knew what I was getting into. That is, outside of the rather forced 'playset' mode, opportunities for interaction are limited. This is not a dynamic toy.
That all said, I like it. It's nice to have something a little different in my hands. It also feels really well made, it's nicely painted and is a lovely display piece from one of my favourite movies of all time. It's now just sat on my desk, staring at me like a possessed urn, filled to the brim with the ashes of an ancient evil (or a tiny jail cell, one of the two).
Amusingly I have dispatch for Smokey and the bandit! So my impulse buy might land before my standing Pre-Orders!
It's not all mild disappointment at toy gratification delay today though because at least something(s) I was hoping for landed at Casa Del Seeaicho...
Say "hello" to my little Fren', and to his little Fren' too!
Now I just have to figure out who & what his little Fren' inside is!
Nice little box.
Black Series Beskar Armour Mandalorian = Does everything I expected it to as it's the same engineering as the first one just with new armour parts and holes in the back for the jetpack, which I haven't kept on the figure yet as I'll wait until I've got a wired cape so I can move it out the way easier.
I'm pondering getting the Snake Supreme version of Cobra Commander to go with Pimp Destro
Just got shipping e-mails for,
(Via Star Action Figures)
Deadpool & Negasonic Teenage Warhead
Storm & Thunderbird
(Via Comics & Cocktails)
@Gumblor Gimbles and the NI crew, Smyths have Arcee and Airwave in.
Some mini reviews...
Smokescreen - I got lucky with the paint, there's some horrific ones out there. His limbs aren't loose but not very tight either, the guns when placed are super tight however.
He's very posable and basically a mini MP, with the alt mode looking great (I thought I could get away with just the Siege car, nope, turns out I'm gonna have the entire Datsun Earth fleet). Totally recommended.
Arcee - The clear gun looks lovely, and she looks way better in hand being very posable and standing well.. I actually kinda like the full backpack look! Plus she's not a floppy mess like the other poor Fembots. If you're on the fence, try her! But here's the rub...
While it's nice having a slightly smiling head sculpt it limits some display potential, and a debate is needed with oneself on paint. Not helping is no angling of the head.
Hoverboard... Pegs are totally limiting and all you'll do is remove their paint for a rubbish pose.
Alt mode. Jesus, nicest thing I can say is it rolls well for once. It's a mess of tabs, unaligned panels, the worst kinda shellforming and 'That'll do' tolerances. Belongs in an episode of the Jetsons.
If they'd even spent five more minutes on her head people would be more forgiving, but she's destined to be the peg warmer of this wave because of the alt mode alone. If all you want is bot mode though...
Airwave - Looks a scrote in the best possible way, great head sculpt too.
Few things definitely need work and I'll get to those in a minute, but I love what I'll be able to do with the alt modes.
Carrier mode... I could just have these all round the house and my office! Looks great and is a decent use of even the ropiest Micromaster. I'm having at least one for jets and one for armoured vehicles. Reminds me of Flattop too!
Airport/long stretch of road... For all it's laziness it looks kinda cool! Useless for jets because of the wings of course (I know), but it saves on ramps and looks sweet!
Gun emplacement... Definitely the weakest mode for me. I mean you've to weigh it down at the back so it doesn't shoot itself lmao. It also needs creativity and some other pieces to connect it as per the play pattern, unless you just want it sitting separate from everything. You can't even truly say it looks cool.
Bot mode... Looks a proper thug but there's a lot of compromise. Orange plastic painted black accessories that will look terrible in no time. No arm hinges and slightly sculpt trapped joints are a bit of a hindrance alongside limb pegs that are usefully tight or just fall-off shite. All that said, everybody needs more chonky Cons
Just out of curiosity, who here is part of the NI crew?
I'll let them sound off so I don't forget anyone!
Separate names with a comma.