The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Well, in that case then, get PIMPED!
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    HOLY SHIT!!! AUTOBOT ALLIANCE DISPATCH NOTICE OUTTA NOWHERE!?!
     
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  2. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    Received a response from them today.

    They're awaiting a restock to fulfill the remaining quantities. If I get a request for payment then I'll contact you for your order number and we can take it from there. :thumb 
     
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  3. MyTea Boc

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    What brush would you use for Mod Podge, @Siege Fan ?
     
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    Finally my OS Siege Ultra Magnus arrived today.

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    2 weeks it took via a Chinese eBay seller. Great heft to the figure and use of diecast. A welcome boost in the height for bot mode. Straightened feet and legs. Clean paint job. The figure has the legs filled in as well. @robotmel - Cheers for your thoughts and comments to the thread I started on this:

    Siege Ultra Magnus (+ leg extension/filler kit) V BPF OS Siege Ultra Magnus

    Only £28.50 and that’s inclusive of shipping. Absolute bargain!! Now need to think about moving on my original Siege UM.
     
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  6. Xaran Alamas

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    Funny that of all figures to be a bait and switch it's Mirage

    Is that Psylocke in her X-Force colours? Phew. For a minute I thought they had put a figure I might have been interested in with two characters I've no interest in :lol 
     
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  7. Insurgent

    Insurgent Big Red Fire Snorting Dragon

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    The basic premise was. 12 colonies of humans attacked by robots called cylons, Galactica leading a ragtag bunch of civilian surviving ships on a quest to find the lost 13th tribe called Earth. All the designs of 'The First Cyclon War' are carried over from the original show (such as the circular Basestar, the Viper MkII, the Cylon Centurion seen in the Galactica museum but Galactica herself has a new design from the old show) but pretty much everything else is new. Cylons in the original show were robots made from an alien race that killed their masters and then went postal trying to wipe out all other life in the galaxy, Baltar knew he was betraying the colonies and was leading the Cylon fleet that was hunting Galactica's fleet, there were no human Cylons, they used lasers instead of bullets, Athena was also Adama's daughter, Boomer and Starbuck were males, the call signs like Apollo, Athena, Boomer, Starbuck and so on were the characters actual names, there was no civilian government so no president Rosilin or anything like that, Adama was in charge of everything. This show was a reboot done right, take the core concept of the original, and do a completely new story with it. Frak was a carryover from the old show though. And the Colonial Anthem (you heard it play when they were introducing Baltar on TV when he first appeared in the pilot) was the theme tune of the old show. And in a nice callback of love to the original, there is a character who will be introduced and he is played by Richard Hatch, the guy who played the original Apollo. But as for where and when he will appear....

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    Sorry if I get rambly, the BSG reboot is in my top 3 favourite shows so I get a bit carried away when talking about it.


    Just had a pidgeon fly rather hard into the bedroom window. Right beside where I'm sitting. Gave me such a bloody jump, my poor heart is still racing!


    The faux parts on jet shatter are an absolute necessary, since she doesnt have car parts in her alt mode. That I'm fine with, and if it needs to have fake parts to look the part, I'm fine with that, like with shatter. But like with car shatter, he chest is more straight and a little wider than it should be for screen accuracy, but that's because her actual bonnet is forming the chest. Thats the kind of thing I'm thinking of. But like, the current masterpieces where even starscream has a fake chest cockpit? I can understand it on MP figures to get that absolute toon look (although I don't see a difference on Starscream so not sure why he has one), but on mainline figures, I'd rather the slightly less accurate look for the actual alt mode parts making that part of the robot properly. I'm with you on scale, as long as it's about right, ballpark figure, it's all good.


    As for BSG, I was gonna put it in spoiler tags, but I think it's safer for convoy if we carry on in pm.
     
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  8. Siege Fan

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    I just use whatever's the correct shape for the size of the job then clean it immediately afterwards.

    @Xaran Alamas That Legends set's truly for the hardcore lol
     
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  9. Xaran Alamas

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    People who put spoilers right in the article title or thumbnail can get in the sea!
     
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  10. Seeaich

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    UK, amazingly! "Arriving Thursday" is the ETA!
     
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  11. Insurgent

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    Somehow, that prowl and ironhide set are still there on amazon uk linked earlier.

    Ack, if only Ratchet does this, I'll be happy.


    EDIT: Aaaaaand it's gone.
     
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  12. Siege Fan

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    Because every movie is massively delayed now it'll be even worse. We were already at 'Its been 2 days, haven't you seen it yet?!'...
     
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    Not even that, a lot of people treat intentionally reading spoilers as the norm and somehow you're treated as weird if you prefer to experience media as intended rather than reading spoilers.
     
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    I'm getting more and more tempted by that. Looks great, and the up sizing seems spot on, too. I was hoping the spoiler pack might drop further in Smyths, but this is looking the better option.
     
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    All of you.

    Would you have ever have bet on the UK big evil delivering first (or at all)?
     
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    Exactly. A girl in work years ago give an entire breakdown of the Dark Knight Rises to everyone in the office. If I hadn't seen it the night before (opening night!) I'd have been having words. I'm even talking the young girl alongside Catwoman here, even though that seems to have been a forgotten sub-story, she relayed all of it!
     
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  17. Seeaich

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    Not in this lifetime or the next!
     
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    @SJW, @Insurgent, @4249david, & @Brum Bot,
    Thanks everyone, the big fella has just had some salmon oil and charged back upstairs without missing a beat for a light snooze before tea :) 

    @Xaran Alamas,
    Thanks!!

    Mum definitely needs some sort of filter because she's getting increasingly worse as she gets older. Whilst we were waiting outside the vet due to their covid regulations, the vet who sees Oreo was talking to a lady who'd taken her dog for some treatment and after a couple of minutes Mum turned round to me and said "I wish she'd shut up, that's OUR vet" and she does this just loud enough to be heard :eek: 

    So many things like this over the years either at strangers or more directly at people within our family it's no wonder my sisters all moved as far away as possible to get away from her constant sniping yet if anybody calls her on it she tries to play it off as a joke and doesn't register how it actually comes across.

    @MyTea Boc,
    Cheers Brian, intresting development with the little 'un and the insect, just keep an eye out to make sure she doesn't get a taste for putting soft toys in a vice to "practice" like the chap with the "I Shot JR" t-shirt :D 
     
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    Ironhide and Prowl are gone again. Well done to everyone who got their order in. hopefully, some more will come in stock.
     
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  20. motorthing

    motorthing One of these days.........

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    Meanwhile......... Screenshot_20201026-110524.png

    Exactly the same day as the US order (still!) So I'll have to keep both just to bloody make sure.

    Gnaahhhhhh!
     
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