The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Seeaich

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    But then aren't people in the series also one thing?
    This actually raises a few more questions than I'd like...
     
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    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    He’s one of those ‘Garth Ennis’ types who holds superhero comics in great disdain but keeps his hand in because they pay the bills.

    The man has never had a new or good idea in his life AND he’s said some very unsavoury things about women too.

    I have near enough all of the Diamond Select Battle Of The Planets ones - only missing unmasked Princess and unmasked Jason - but if this one is affordable then I’m in. Particularly if they give us Chief Anderson and a Spectra henchman :D 

    Just finished MOTU: Revelation.

    It’s not for me.

    I was only a casual fan of the original cartoon and only had a handful of the figures but this version felt like a very cheesy overly melodramatic anime knockoff version of MOTU to me. Very cheesy, too many creaky old tropes, and the voice actors all sounded off-brand entirely.

    Not really sure who it’s FOR tbh.
     
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  4. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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    That’s the beauty of Avatar TLA, the lore goes quite deep for a Nickelodeon show. I think that it’s only limited to fauna, humans themselves are just whatever nation they’re from. It gets a bit more mixed after the TLOK
     
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    Convoy Useful dinosaur robot

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    Send Windblade to chop them down...
    ...
    ... oh no she's dropped her sword
     
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  6. Convoy

    Convoy Useful dinosaur robot

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    No shame in the game! I prefer the 'anime' style ones to the IDW ones too.

    I'm very excited about these! Hopefully pick up Windblade this December
     
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    Mattel x WWE Crowdfund Starts Today, Plus Mattel Stream Lineup - The Toyark - News

    Not something I have room for but pretty nicely done although as ever it sucks that they've had to modify the classic WWF logos.

    The Diesel figure that's included seemingly confirms a rumour about a future Ultimate Edition wave with NWO versions of Kevin Nash and Scott Hall which is awesome as I'd like both to go with Hollywood Hogan.

    @Ottertron,
    I've got most of the Diamond Select figures too, I just didn't go for the unmasked ones. Took me years to finally get Tiny but managed it a couple of years back.

    Good call on Chief Anderson, a pornstache of that magnitude needs a decent figure! :D 

    The Storm Collectibles figure is likely to be in the ballpark of £70 as it'll be taller, have better articulation and accessories including extra hands, his main weapons and another cape.

    I have one of their figures of wrestler Jushin "Thunder" Liger and the quality of that is really nice, none of the fragility of import figures like MAFEX or Figuarts.
     
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  8. Napalm

    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

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    Clearly me :lol 
     
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    All I can think is....
    cf7.jpg

    Think its one of those things where it's probably a better experience for folk that are new to the franchise which I guess is a shame and speaks to how Smith said long ago he wasn't a big motu fan. like I say though overall I did enjoy it. I think a lot rests on how they approach "part 2" though and if a certain character gets redeemed.
     
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  10. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    Lads and ladies, got a treat cooking for you all, but it’ll be tomorrow when I can unveil it I’m afraid.
     
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    Not another photo of you in a mankini - please!!
     
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    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    No that wasn't us, but I will forever regret not having done that.

    The cyborg-y magic powers I can deal with, but how many times did he 'die' only to emerge from battle unscathed?

    Ken the Eagle sounds like a snooker player. There. I've said it.

    Good man yourself! I've watched the first two eps of revelation today, so far so good.

    Never has AHM looked more like a propaganda poster.
     
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    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    Nah, that one was a treat for me
     
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    @MyTea Boc,
    Ken the Eagle would be joined by,

    Joe the Condor
    Jun the Swan
    Jinpei the Swallow
    Ryu the Owl

    Now I need an anime version of "Snooker Loopy" :D 

    On the subject of snooker I was totally not expecting to see Dennis Taylor in "Man Down" :D 
     
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    Gumblor Gimbles Norn' Ironhide

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    and so, Xaran's old pfp came to be.
     
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    just picked up a cheap Siege Soundwave (my first ever re-buy) and reasonable Scream and Crackers to start a worrying trend of having 2 versions of characters. (Pretty sure i can keep it to 'ones that were in ep1') so gonna need that Origin Bee and hopefully they do a WJ too!
    IMG_1160.JPG
     
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    FYI, the second and supposedly final block of 5 episodes of MOTU Revelation is sometime this year.

    I honestly can't see it redeeming the central problem for many of Teela being the star unless they deliver on what they've been afraid to mention with her, AND make it LITERALLY all about He-Man (I'm paraphrasing Kevin Smith's Twitter there*) in 5 short episodes.

    Critics generally loved it but notably spent much of their 'reviews' talking about the history of the character and how cheesy the original was. What, that game changer from 1983? Of course it looks cheesy now, you might wanna focus on the nuts and bolts of today's offering instead of worrying about how woke your 'review' will look.

    MOTU fans generally seem meh on it or outright hated it. And it's not like they didn't love 200X or have said they won't try the kiddie version that's coming up. Like most people they wanted He-Man. I mean he was the star of the first trailer, the marketing, the toyline, the showrunner said so, the original show...

    * That guy will be trolled for years off the back of lying around this effort. Any other big show he works on will now get filtered through Revelation first.
     
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    I did exactly the same because I couldn’t choose between Siege and Earthrise/Netflix Ironhide and Soundwave (and others).
     
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    I'm in these posts and I'm fine with it. :p 
    Every death, bar Moss Man's deliberate NO ONE IS SAFE (but I'll allow it in this case as it was a functional narrative setting of stakes), hit and was earned.
    Orko going out a total baller. The Rogue One-ish blackly comic fate of Roboto, and his final soliloquy. Both of them got me in the Feels.
    Any moaning about SMITH FUCKEN SIDELINED HE-MAN is entirely misguided, he's right at the centre of it all, and it's pretty dumb to think Prince Adam won't be triumphantly raising the Power Sword aloft by series end.

    Also props for Prince Adam being the one true He-Man because he's the only one willing to return from Preternian Paradise for the safety of Eternia, lovely Superman is Clark Kent vibes.

    My money's on Sorceress porting our heroes out of there before Skelegod annihilates them at cost of her life, meaning our heroes have to get Adam healed up, find a way to wrest the Power Of The Universe from Ol' Boney, in the course of which Teela will ascend to full Sorceress status (with Andra taking her place as Captain of the Guard under Man-At-Arms mentorship, or taking on his role & Teela's sorta-combined) to a new, rejigged status quo (maybe even Skeletor being legit taken out, and Evil-Lyn stepping up as mooted in this front end). The only disappointment would be an end that wraps things up back in the old Filmation Status Quo, gimme dat mutatis mutandis!

    I know, I know, somewhat hypocritical from Mister I've-recently-discovered-the-joy-of-the-TNG-reset-button.
    In my defence I would point out my long-standing admiration for Jonah Nolan's spiralling upwards in threat level progressive seasons plotting like in Person Of Interest, and Westworld.

    Also anyone else really vibing on Rollins' psychotic cult leader Tri-Clops? It seems entirely fitting that he be the voice of an MOTU character gone kinda Gibson Cyberpunk villain!:lol 
    It really is nice to be able to actually enjoy an updated nostalgia trip, shame we can't get the same for our favoured franchise! (Even though Cyberverse was great, it's demographic limited what it could do)
     
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