The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    I mean... That started before she was crawling.

    Nice one!!
     
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    For each of these it's basically 2 weeks from release date to arrival in the UK it seems. Clones and Ratchet pack are both 1/12/20 as a release date, MM pack 1/2/20.

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  3. Lothar Hex

    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    Watching Day of the Machines and Ironhide is pretty much Transformers Kenshiro.
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    "Ya'll ready dead!"

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    "NANI!?"

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  4. kaijubot-uk

    kaijubot-uk Keep Running

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    Did we know The Entertainer are also stocking Gigawatt? Did I just miss a memo somewhere?
     
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    Ironhide/Prowl 2 pack (Autobot Alliance, what's up with that title?) mini review

    Prowl

    Aesthetically I think it's between Prowl and Smokescreen for wearing the mold best so far. I personally prefer Prowl but it's damn close. Also, Prowl's damn near perfect with tight joints and sensible colour shades (though you'd be hard pushed to fuck that up here).

    Only minor gripes are no shoulder weapons and those rather pointless armpit tabs.

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    Alt mode looks amazing IMO but it's the same tolerances shitshow as Bluestreak... Though on my copies the arms actually tab to the doors! Also, only a minor thing in this case, but one bonnet is scuffed.

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    Ironhide

    Ironhide is fantastic, a real bruiser! Tight joints, good, coherent colour shades. Only minor thing is one chest piece requires 'proper tabbing in'. I actually like the shield!

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    Alt mode is pretty disastrous however you look at it. Literally! I was lucky, if the tolerances were even slightly more off it all would pop like a Pringles lid... I'm a sucker for a van but even I'm amazed I can excuse this thing. Most won't! Not with those feet.

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    All-in, a very worthwhile 2 pack if you can grab it! Both bots are definitive for a mainstream line I'd say (wanky exclusive aside), so it really comes down to how much you mind the alt modes and their tolerances IMO!

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    Oh, yeah, I like the weapons too.

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  6. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    News to me! He's apparently gonna be so available could they end up killing the Crossover line outside of the US? Or could an actual Geek "Two Things" toy on actual toy aisles get in some more casuals in an unprecedented way?
     
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    Great write up Chris. Maybe sand down the feet on ironhide? ;) 

    @Napalm - bet you paint Ironhide’s weapon silver?! :D 
     
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  8. Siege Fan

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    Thanks! I'm putting massive bloosh effects in them ;) 
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    There was a £5 off £25 spend running when they first stocked it, so you could get it with clock and collect for a bit less than anywhere else. Not sure if that offer is still on
     
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  10. Underlord

    Underlord Frontier Psychiatrist.

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    With Halloween soon upon us, let’s watch some scary movies. And there’s nothing scarier than an unstoppable killing machine hunting you down with this expression on their face...
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  11. Gumblor Gimbles

    Gumblor Gimbles Overjoyed at the prospect of buying a plastic rat

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    Hold on, was Mattel not shrinking their company to make themselves more appealing for purchase by Hasbro? Or was it the other way around?

    EDIT: yep, 2017, Mattel turned them down.
     
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  12. bcm77

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    Star Action Figures are doing some SW pre-orders at 9pm but have said neither of the Black Series reveals will be available presumably as they're store Exclusives.

    So I'll be going for Vintage Collection Mando with Child and Moff Gideon and I've already messaged my friend in the States about the 6" Mandalorian with Child which is a Target Exclusive.

    Not arsed about the Speeder Bike as I'm waiting for Bandai to pull their fingers out and do a pre-order for their version because Figuarts IG-11 will be able to sit on it properly.

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    That's me not getting any sleep tonight :D 
     
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    Like Thrust that's another Target exclusive being kept away from international can sites.
     
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    ....My Little She-Ra? :D 

    Aw, just saw the edit :<
     
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  15. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    Unless that machine also has an erection and is eating a bag of greasy chips.
     
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    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    @Dann86 Posted this in the UK TF FB thread so I thought I'd drop this wee bombshell in here, looks like that purported Oz-centric Mystery figure reveal is apparently still on?
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    Place your bets, Ladies & Gents!

    Oh, and, yes - that'll be a MIDNIGHT drop for us here in the UK! :rolleyes2 
     
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  17. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    Cheers buddy!
     
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  18. Siege Fan

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    The way they're hyping it and the non-exclusive release, I'm thinking the Ark.
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  19. motorthing

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

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    My bet? Inconvenience and annoyance. Fuck you very much HasCorporate.

    Still can't get on Star Action Figs to check conclusively but it "seems" like nothing in this Mando Monday needs a purchase so.......phew? Wallet says ta.
     
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  20. Dann86

    Dann86 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers mate. For the life of me I didnt think to post it here sorry.

    My bet is on the Ark and Rodimus
     
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