The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. motorthing

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

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    **saunters into thread after shitty day **

    "Woolies! Yes!! Welcome back, all hope is not lost!!!!!"

    **Reads retractions - shakes fist at uncaring Heavens**

    "You Maniacs! You finally did it! You blew it up! Damn you!!! Damn you all to Hell!!!!"

    **Leaves before he can get jealous of Prowl arrivals and slinks off for a lie down and a cry**

    2020 can indeed, get in the fucking bin.
     
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  2. bcm77

    bcm77 Well-Known Member

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    I went in the Nottingham branch of Beatties a lot as my Dad did a lot of aircraft modelling and bought most of his stuff there.

    They always had lots of original Star Wars, Transformers and others in there along with all the model kits and radio controlled cars. I remember spending what seemed like hours looking at the USS Flagg they somehow managed to get as a raffle prize and that took up an entire display window.
     
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  3. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Is there an echo in here?
    [​IMG]
    :p 
     
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  4. Convoy

    Convoy Well-Known Member

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    I never realised that about BW toys but it was so true! I used to spend A LOT of time at Woolies, and I remember BW Laserbeak & Grimlock peg warming but never came across any of the show characters. later on TM Rhinox was a semi permanent fixture I just assumed they were rarer.
     
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  5. IrnBro

    IrnBro Well-Known Member

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    that would make for an interesting g1 episode instead of the ghost of starscream
     
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  6. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Well-Known Member

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    Aaaaaahhhhhhh I really want that ER Barricade.

    I guess having sold my POTP Punch/Counterpunch gives me an excuse to get this. I did like the mold
     
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  7. Siege Fan

    Siege Fan Well-Known Member

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    I have toolboxes and cupboards filled with 'I know this weird thing will be useful for something else' items. And I've never been wrong yet ;) 

    There's nothing like finally using that random piece of metal or wood as fate intended!
     
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  8. robotmel

    robotmel Junkyard Zombie

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    I NEED A POTP PUNCH/COUNTERPUNCH!!!
    :p 
     
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  9. WFT5002

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    Who else is DEFINITELY getting this? Just wanna get a gauge (by liking)

    [​IMG]

    Link for those interested - note that you can currently ONLY ship it to a US address
     
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  10. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Well, shit!
    [​IMG]

    As I had come to fear no Headmaster in the Dominus set but a Headmaster-era character instead!
    And a shitety 'toon-ish deco on the unwanted spy to boot, a toy I already have, don't need another of, and in a worse deco to boot (who's purportedly also getting a rerelease in the Walmart Headmasters Wave 2)? Boo-Urns, I say!
    AND the narrative of the set is PUNCH'S COVER IS BLOWN!?!
    :lolol 
    Way to TOTALLY UNDERMINE THE WHOLE GIMMICK OF THE FIGURE! DOUBLE BOO-URNS!!!

    Welp, fings crossed that the Netflix Barricade is indeed in a similar fashion to PCP the same figure as the GOC set in a better deco - GIMME DAT TRANS PURPLE!!!

    At least the GOC sets continue to save me money!

    They're, uh, they're gonna put something I absolutely MUST have in the Botropolis set aren't they?
    Unless it is Non-VW Glyph and Tap Out as rumoured, then I'm home free!
    Actual VW Glyph instead might get me though!
     
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  11. Underlord

    Underlord Frontier Psychiatrist.

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    Oh do piss off Hasbro, I don’t want to buy a slightly different coloured Punch/Counterpunch just so I can get Barricade. And it’s an Amazon Galactic Oddity, which I can’t be arsed to chase:rolleyes: 
     
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  12. DaftRaider

    DaftRaider Sir Not-a-Decepticon

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    Yeesh... the POTP deco for Punch/Counterpunch is WAY better than that. Good thing I don't want Barricade, I guess :lol 
     
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  13. siccoyote

    siccoyote Worst side of the fandom

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    I just like making memes.
     
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  14. nemisispringer

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    Yep I only saw wave one of beast wars once and only 96 deluxe I saw regularly was k9. Resorted to using argos as a pot luck for rhinox and cheetor. Improved after that year but I'm not sure we even got the last wave of tigertron, balackarachnia and buzzsaw over here. I didn't see past wave one of beast machines either and only found hot shot from armada in collectors shops.

    Honestly we moan about distribution now but it wasnt good. That being said I can't believe we are still lwaiting for preorders to go up for Netflix wave 2 and thrust.
     
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  15. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Am I gonna have to pay through the nose for Punch/Counterpunch?

    Probably yes, because I'm a UK Transformers fan. Fml
     
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    From the sound of things you and someone else can go halves, as most people want 'the other guy' (cue Hulk memes)
     
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  17. Siege Fan

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    Somebody walk me through that Punch mold, is it a re-use from before or what will it be in future do we think?
     
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  18. John Burrows

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    Picked up Ironworks today, my first modular figure - is it wrong that I'm completely in love with him ?

    Not sure if it brings back memories of childhood and Micro Machines, but this is right up there as one of my favourites from the WFC range !
     
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  19. Astro-Furby

    Astro-Furby Life is strange

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    Hmm...getting a phonecall from work tomorrow...trouble is both results would be bad news, I dont feel safe going back to work until they make a vaccine and I dont want to be out of work either...was hard enough finding this job, it will be almost impossible to find work in the current situation
     
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  20. Ratchet2007

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    It's just a recolour of the POTP P/CP mold. Rumoured to be made into Pointblank aswell
     
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