The UK Toy Discussion

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

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    Something weird happened.
    Got a shipping notification for stuff I cancelled (yay ?)
    Also got new delivery date for Ratchet/Paradron, who haven't shipped yet (I take that as a good news).
     
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    Has anyone got the hinges? I was tempted but thought removing the pin safely might be a bit of a hassle.

    Non-tf question, can anyone recommend a good 3.75" black panther and iron Man that doesn't cost a fortune? My daughter asked for the 30cm ones from Smyths for Xmas but they're too big and I'd rather get smaller ones that would fit in with her star wars figures and dolls house.
     
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    Brum Bot You’re an idiot Starscream

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    If they’d have awoken in some parts of Brum they’d have fired up the ark and fucked off ASAP :lol 
     
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    More like a MK1 Astra lol
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up! Finally picked up ER Starscream!! :D 

    There was a 3.75'' scale Marvel Universe Iron Man and Black Panther 2 pack. The one below is loose but you should be able to find a boxed one easily enough -

    Marvel Universe Iron Man vs. Black Panther Exclusive Action Figure 2-Pack | eBay
     
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    ...that's not even Transformers Animated Optimus Prime!
     
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    Transformers NI (that's how you'd say the title here, too) has Prowl as an armour plated land-rover, Prime as a Massey Ferguson tractor, Barricade is a Vauxhall Vectra with bulletproof windows, Megs is an illegally imported gun appropriately, Runabout and Runamuck are two noisy, 'souped up', lowered Vauxhall Corsas, Starscream is a ballroot of a BMW jeep, expecially at traffic lights, and Bee lies rusting in someone's field in Carrickfergus. Believe me, it's best he doesn't talk this time. Or any of them.

    Search Marvel Legends with Argos, The Entertainer, Bargain Max etc as two packs used to be the thing, there's also those new retro ones but I'd imagine they're dear.

    @John Burrows If you really want Scorpy you must tell yourself you won't be spending any more money, he'll appear within 2 days!
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    IDT have Siege Magnus at £35.
     
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    Today's pick ups and arrivals.

    The t-shirt is £3 in Home Bargains and in a range of sizes! I'd have bought nearly all of them only the colours are way too bright on a pasty Ulsterman... And I'm not enough of a Thor fan. £3 for Viv Campbell though? Get in!

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    Gambit is damn near perfect, as is Rogue only Hasbro cut corners as usual. You can't move her legs back. She really needs at least one open hand. The belt is silly loose. They went to all the trouble of an amazing head sculpt then made it next to unmovable, instead of just cropping her hair where you wouldn't see it. And the jacket molded even slightly different would have hid the suit showing by the arm joints.

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    The Damtoys Freezeman figure will soon be joined by a green coloured version for that Batman, Arkham Asylum fighting in stealth mode goodness...

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    Albert, Impactor, and New Jack Shitty are click-collect and home delivery at a lot of places again.
     
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    Rogue stole Gambit's mojo after catching him cheating again.

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    More action figures need feet magnets!

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    Not sure about that Netflix case packing theory when places are sitting on 5 Red Alberts. So to speak.
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    @Xaran Alamas Looks way better without the headdress IMO, like a proper warrior princess. It also looks more coherent than the exclusive! I'll definitely get this, I just wish the weapons weren't super short. Hopeful for the rest of her crew though even I might have to draw the line at Swiftwind lmao


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    Can't help thinking that Bee pack is all about maintaining ownership of descriptions, designs, names etc. The use of different head designs on one package, 'Buzzworthy Bumblebee', the Kingdom/Cyberverse/Bumblebee movie packaging, that 'transforming Spike'*, the shape of Bee's alt mode is basically Bumper... it's so bloody random otherwise.

    * That one step 'transformation' requires it's own toy patent, no joke. This way the name, character and transforming aspect all stay active and under Hasbro in patent office terms.
     
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    Speaking of UK repainted transformers, here's a WIP of "bang up"
    Universe prowl head swopped and repainted in 80s/90s UK police livery.
     
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    The same four figures again. That's sad, but hey at least I don't see any competition for my own custom Battle Changers yet.
     
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    36 years ago today.

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    In the ever raging battle with exclusives, preorders and preorders for exclusives....Amazon US still think that Ratchet is arriving on Monday, despite not having shipped him yet?

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    Hoping it’s all good, I’ve ordered two as one is for a nearby threadizen, as we thought we could save a smidge on the postage. Did we ever get a UK lead on these (IDT aside)?
     
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    That was my case too then some hours ago they changed the date to 20th december.
    I take that as a "we're on it man."
     
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    Ah! I hadn’t seen your earlier post....let’s hope it’s just a delay and nothing else :oops: 
     
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    Yup, let's hope ! Des bisous <3
     
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    Why would parents feel any dread? Surely it'd be the elves who feel the dread? I've always said the Elves should enforce a yearly deadline for Santa post (I mean, is not late post naughty?) but obvs the jolly fatman is too lenient.

    Right folks! I did a tiny correction on the calendar (I mean, it's so small no one will even notice) and brought that file to the printers! He did an initial run right then so I could check the quality and dudes and dudettes, it is looking glorious. Should be ready for collection by Thursday! Better make sure I have everyones address eh?

    Robot news? I may have secured a Netflicks BB! @glaug picked it up for me. I know I said I would wait until I saw him at my local, but the FOMO crept up on me. Will be a while before I get him but I have other robots to open in the meantime. This week? ER Ironhide and Prowl.
     
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