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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    you could always give the assembly cut a go? Different enough in some spots to warrant a go.

    Agreed! River of Pain and the alt-Alien 3 are the ones I've listened to recently.

    :eek:  shes definitely a keeper! I petitioned for The Touch to be our first dance, and she said no, but it was mixed in with the evenings music.

    Adorable.

    Always a fun word to say, along with Magnetar.

    Enablement juice in it's purest form. Stopped me from selling Rail Racer too. Although I still need to track down the roof/shield bit for Rapod Run - if any fellow boardmembers happen to have one knocking about!

    Jesus wept, beautiful shots. I've resisted the sirens call of the Altenators stuff so far - although it did see me dive back into Alternity figures. Showing them with MASK figurs is *chefs kiss*.


    I let my nephews and daughter play with my robots too, but the expensive/ rare lads stay on the high shelf out of arms reach. My daughter has endless fun feeding Trypticon wee wooden eggs, and putting her barnyard animals in and around Fort Max. I like to think his pacifistic nature would see him happier being a barnyard than a battle station

    TR sentinel Prime? Million Publishing Classics Shouki?

    That green has to be a KO or prototype right? I remember Snarl and Slag having Green editions though if I'm not mistaken.

    Amazing, Mrs. Napalm has you spoilt you big legend! Happy birthday big lad. Jealous of you getting your mitts on Fangry so soon.

    And happy birthday to @MissingSea too!

    Now she tells me.
     
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  2. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    If Toyhax won't do it, etc., etc....
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    Printed on printable stickerback white vinyl with sellotape top layer. Sadly the tiny details aren't as crisp as those craft Canucks can get it but not awful for a homebrew do.
    I've gone a different direction to the Larkin in the Lair because Siege is "Cybertronian", innit? Done a shallow-scalloed top on the shield crest because that's curves enough for cutting by scissor, thank you very much! Also the official versions curved "Cybertron" text was a bit boring IMHO so I've gone for also smushing up the WFC Cybertronian in the fashion of yer common-or-garden Japanese 'Toon Titles, and taken some sticker cues (the tiny forearm badges) from the E-Hobby release over the MP.
    Again with the flaws the door decals aren't quite as black black as I'd prefer but I do like the skewed Cybertronian POLICE for more dynamism.
    I experimented with skewing the Cybertronian "P" on the small badges but wasn't so keen as it looked better skewed one way rather than the other so the idea I had of them being "Go Faster" "P"s on either side wouldn't work, I gave myself the option of skewed right on both sides but stuck with a regular 'P' in the end.

    There, ah, there may be a few spares...
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  3. Max Tower

    Max Tower Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone get a shipping notification for The Grimlock & Mirage exclusive - and how exactly can something I preordered and already paid for be listed as out of stock - oh wait I forget it's because Amazon and incompetant.

    I'm glad I put in a back up order with Hasbro even if it takes month longer to show up - as I REALLY do not trust Amazon at all any more unless something is actually in stock they just perpetually let me down.
     
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    Xaran Alamas Well-Known Member

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    That looks like the sword from the Reveal the Shield Voyager class figure here: Optimus Prime (Movie)/toys - Transformers Wiki

    I suspect it has a lot to do with the COMBAT playstyle and making sure they can firmly grip weapons etc, much like not using balljoints on Deluxe and higher to acommadate COMBAT bots and weaponizers.

    :lol  That's awesome!

    Congratulations! Now get a car that turns into a robot!

    Aww, that's an adorable mental image <3

    :lol 
     
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    Apollux Turbomaster

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    Good man, Vegemite is the devil.
    NZ Marmite is truly the breakfast spread of champions.

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    I do like the occasional Tim-Tam, but prefer Cookie Time.
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    I did wonder, as in NZ there's a tendency to automatically assume anything foreign is better, purely as it's been shipped thousands of miles to get there.

    Plus there's just a general deference to European/American products as being inherently superior which probably has some dark colonial roots which we should stick away from discussing!

    Robots - waiting impatiently for my Hasbro Pulse preorders, wavering between wanting everything now, and realising I need things to release in an orderly manner so as not to become homeless....
     
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  6. Convoy

    Convoy Useful dinosaur robot

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    I don't know much about variations etc... but I imagine you're right. definitely not in the running for my one. The medium blue looks good though and I think it'll save the greebly details from being lost in the SG deco

    That is beautiful! I esp love the skewed logo, looks very cool. Do you use a special program for making decals?
     
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  7. Convoy

    Convoy Useful dinosaur robot

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    'Sanitarium' makes me think of those weird 'medical' centres with dubious treatments
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  8. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Just the usual design workhorses, Illustrator & Photoshop.
     
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    Prescient Well-Known Member

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    For some reason, although it may just be me, the earthrise leaders don't come up if you search for transformers at Game online.

    They are in stock though and the stock checker does work. I checked 3 stores against online checker and all correct over the last couple of days. It won't tell you what specific figure is in stock from the wave but at least in store you can decide.

    2xOptimus and 2x Double Dealer in one of my local stores today. Plus 2x each of the punch / ratbat micromaster packs. Loads of other genre memorabilia merch as well, not just transformers. Game stores seem to be rolling this out quite heavily as this store had very little merch a couple of weeks ago.

    Here's the working link.

    Buy Transformers Cybertron Earthrise Leader Assortment | GAME

    I decided to get an optimus. Too cheap not to at £25

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    Same molds?

    Thinking about Bluestreak reminds me that I saw a Datsun on a dual carriageway the other day. Not seen one in real life before!
     
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    Primacron Well-Known Member

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    NZ beer > Aussie beer
    NZ marmite > vegemite
    kiwi on pavlova > peaches on pavlova
     
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    nemisispringer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the well wishes guys much appreciated, will be celebrating in my own little way as family are away so its bot and a takeaway I think.

    Kingdom red alert freed from his plastic prison and almost instantly arm swapped. Here's some comparisons to the siege with spoiler and reprolabels.
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    The kingdom just edges it out for me but only just. Some odd deco choices but prefer the bonnet, the shoulders, the shade of red, brighter eyes and the earth mode side profile.
     

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    To paraphrase an old joke, they’re like making love in a canoe.

    Honestly though, I would drink any of them before touching Carlsberg. That is easily the worst “big name” lager I’ve ever had.
     
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    I wonder if they are getting Astrotrain in as well?
     
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  15. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    Nice work, as usual!

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  17. MyTea Boc

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

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    It's a fair cop. It's definitely something that could have made him perfect. But as you say, maybe a upgrade kit will turn up.

    Fantastic news mate! I failed my test 4 times and got it on the fifth back in the day. I can only imagine how hard the modern test must be.


    Excellent work Chris. You should offer Toyhax the chance to pay you for these :p 

    Makes me think of something different ...


    So many companies rely on that view to overcharge for shite! I was privy to a meeting with a large beer brewer who walked us through their plan to take a pretty bottom-rung beer from Singapore and sell it in the UK/Ireland and sell it at a premium.

    I look forward to finding out they sell Buckfast Tonic Wine for £30 a bottle in the states or something.... :p 
     
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    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Objectively, Carlsberg isn't great beer, but I can't pretend I don't enjoy it!

    Stella is the beer I can't stand. It smells like bad weed to me. Or Bud. Fizzy pish.

    ..... great lads, now I'm needing a trip to the pub.
     
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  19. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    Love it, especially because it actually makes sense of the bloody black skeleton they have used in every release other than the G2 and Selects Deepcover which ironically did need it
     
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    Then I'd have to buy 'em! They'd get the cash straight back! :lol 
     
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