The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    I'd take a glyph and aileron from that mold.

    Glad he's better!

    Good man. Hope you enjoy the break dude!


    Lies. As the proud owner of one of your pieces, your paintwork is great.

    Good luck sweet Prince.

    Legend!


    Excellent! Scowl wipe forever

    I love the G1 multiforce, and yeah I think there is room for improvement. Potp battletrap and the rid crash combines show hasbro can do the trouser/jumper combination - making the land cross combiner.... Hmmm. Dunno. I hope so.
     
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  2. Xaran Alamas

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    I have Darkmaster and all three Attack Prime decos (unless they did another one?) and I love 'em! I can't decide about their Arcee as I'm very happy with my Prime RiD version.

    Also are those HB ones APC too or Hasbro ones? I don't recognise that Flamewar! :eek: 


    !!! Great shout on a potential Aileron from that mold! Might not be her exact altmode but I'd take it!
     
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  3. 4249david

    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    I'm genuinely shocked! Fair play to IDT, but I'm really surprised their stock arrived so soon and that they processed them so fast to get them in hand on release day.
     
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    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    The answer turns out to be: "Yeh but No but Yeah"
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    The cursory test on Metalhawk proved they can go in his mitts, though on this copy they are very loose and would need some fist frictioning for a proper grip BUT that does mean given the tolerance variation over the various Decoy Suit designs there'll likely be some they fit fine, and others will need some snagging. Still an overall tick in the "Compatibility" column, though as you can see they are a bit Anime overmassive to boot but still an option for anyone looking for more exotic melee weaponry for their Prime Masters!

    Which is, uh...probably just me about two years ago? :lol 
     
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  5. Siege Fan

    Siege Fan Well-Known Member

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    Christ, just last night I stuck the Origins Prince Adam legs on He-Man, looked like there'd been an emergency as he got dressed in the morning...

     
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    Oof, idly trawling sites on a Sunday is dangerous. Bababobo have the DX9 white Optimus Prime half price atm. So that is one of those ordered to go with the regular, SG Prime & Nemesis versions that I've already got.

    But the more expensive discovery (on AliExpress) is that DX9 did a set of legends Dinobots in black, purple and teal - Must. Not. Spend £100. On. A. Novelty. Item!
     
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  7. Embee Prime

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    Yep! I'm in the APC club :) 
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    Arcee is good, she gets extra points for coming with all the accessories that the Hasbro release should have, but didn't. I do think I prefer the PRiD mold though over the FE they've used here.
    And either mold they used, I wish they had down-sized her a bit, so robot mode is more to scale. Kinda surprising they didn't, given the up-scale they gave Megs.


    I think that Flamewar is the Botcon release, so probably prohibitively expensive on the aftermarket. Looks really good though! Maybe APC toys will give us a Flamewar repaint of Angel Engine?
     
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  8. Convoy

    Convoy Useful dinosaur robot

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    oooo! an APC flamewar would be bought for sure
     
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  9. robotmel

    robotmel *All must transform*

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    Good afternoon!

    Would anyone have a spare Titans Return Hot Rod head available going cheap?
    I don't need the body just the head! ;) 
     
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    saucesmithco Well-Known Member

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    Finalising some very different customs today: guns for BlueBluestreak & Jazz, and a Sylvanian Families house I bought on a whim to go with a family of Black cats that I couldn't resist. Hopefully it's not the start of another collection... :oops: 

    Also, managed to move my second jab forward by about two weeks to earlier today, so my defences should be fully bolstered once that kicks in. Huzzah!
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  11. robotmel

    robotmel *All must transform*

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  12. Siege Fan

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    Don't actually recall that scene with her biological dad, and I now realise why the Ladybird books had her wielding powers they never explained...

     
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  13. Xaran Alamas

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    The animators: "You want us to animate WHAT?! Yeah. No. We're not doing that. Just play the soundtrack and we'll show the cat."

    Yeah, seeing that comparison shot I didn't realise how much bigger their Arcee was than the PRiD one... is that the same size as the actual FE Arcee?! I ended up with two PriD Arcees due to the first one breaking her head prong - actually one of the first 'modern' TFs I ever bought during a brief period when I saw Predaking and his robo dragony goodness in a toy shop and then saw there were female Transformers now, even though this was many years before I would watch TFP - but the upside is I have two of her arm blades and her comically huge cannon guns.
    To be honest, having got the Legion class Flamewar I'd love to be able to snag a Legion Arcee to use as a more to scale altmode Arcee with the other Autobots due to the large amount of mass-shifting in that show :D 

    And yeah, a Flamewar release would probably get me. Would also be cool to have them be different molds :)  I actually checked TFW after my post and saw it was a con deco. Then looking on ebay and YEESH! Yeah, no. Short of getting very lucky with a friendly forumite like I did with Slipstream and Airrazor I don't see me ever owning her :lol 

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    Good news! Thanks to suggestions here and watching the relevent part of that Emgo video I have repaired DD's knee! I found a set of precision screwdrivers I got free with PC Gamer many moons ago and thus was able to unscrew the boot and then using a tip from Emgo I used a screwdriver through the hole of the knee joint for some much needed finger sparing extra grip on said joint to pop it back in :thumb 

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    In other news, altmode goodness for Space Commander Ultra Magnus (Astra Magnus?)
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    The Beast Wars crossover we never knew we needed! :lol 

    I demand the guy on the right be dubbed Micky Dee:lol 

    Nice work :thumb 
     
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  14. Convoy

    Convoy Useful dinosaur robot

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    A little Sunday custom project. I was inspired by the T-beast transformers to do my own version. I wanted to use the pink OSKO Slash to make an Arcee. I've only done the first lot of painting, so need to add more detail. I want to use it to try dry brushing too. I wanted to use the colour scheme from the first edition Prime pink Arcee, because I thought motorbike & raptor alt modes were similar. But I messed up and forgot her whole head wasn't silver, just the face & accents. So I'll look into sorting that out too. @Ottertron feel better, at least you're better than this!

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  15. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Completely unexpected delivery on a Sunday for Masterpiece Starscream ... no, no that one, Movie Masterpiece Starscream ;) 

    I've watched plenty of videos so knew what to expect going in---semi-messy alt mode and potentially problematic robot mode. In hand, it's substantially better than I ever expected.

    Transformation was intuitive enough that I did it without instructions and referring to the pic on the packaging over where some wing parts end up. The legs, whilst having CHONKY ratchets were initially a tad unstable until I noticed that he's got 3 proper locking points [one for each knee and two on each foot]. You're not meant to chicken leg him on the upper ratchet, if that makes any sense.

    Detail is great, parts count is great, articulation is decent for his size and balance [he is missing proper arm swivels but other than that he's fab].

    Not sure what else you'd want or expect from an MPM Starscream; this blows the 2010 "masterpiece" version out of the water and that's quite an accomplishment as it's still a fun figure. Could it slim down in jet mode far better? Probably yes, Studio version has done it better, but that's just a minor fuss, and this is coming from a dedicated Macross collector!

    Shout out to @Red leader ; I only ordered this on a whim on Friday on my lunch break and it got here on Sunday. You guys probably get inundated with people making a fuss about hasbro distribution etc but I thought I'd add to your "good egg" list for the month!
     
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    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    WOAH-OOH-OOH-OOH, CAMOUFLAGE!
    Of pins, and heads, that is. Took the purple and some radome to clean up TR Blitzwing, and that'll do for the bruiser!
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    Apart from the sprue clipping the keen eyed may espy, that I put on his new gat for some stowage.
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    Which reminded me that when I got out this religious nutter to get TF biblical I spotted the rather wan stock paint on his cab, and made a note to give it some proper orange.
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    Okay, it's now way more vivid than the plastic now but I'll take that over the semi-see-thru bits of the OG app!
    Now these lads can air a bit for some decent curing before they go back in their boxes.
     
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  17. saucesmithco

    saucesmithco Well-Known Member

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    Oh god, this just got weird!

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    The MOTU production team were fond of money saving! Actually throughout that franchise's history that's the theme lol.

    PC Gamer... did you subscribe? I got loads of those screwdriver sets from PC Pro and the like for a £1 quickly cancelled sub! They're in every room of my house almost, bloody handy.

    No no, there's a top hat so everything's as it should be.
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  19. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    That video thumbnail reads "Transformers SHAT" on my screen
     
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  20. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay Importer/Exporter

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    Saw this crop up on Twitter, I think I’m gonna have to do this as well :lol 

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