The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Beak Thing

    Beak Thing Danger Giraffe

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    G2 Sideswipe and Slamdance is tempting but given Slamdance apparently breaks if you look at it funny £35 is probably a bit too much just for Sideswipe in a month where Star Saber is likely to launch and, if we're very lucky, the Worlds Collide 4-pack might show up in the UK.

    ...he does look good though.
     
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  2. DeadBiscuit

    DeadBiscuit Well-Known Member

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    I'm Kingdone! I quite enjoyed it but get what everyone is saying about the pace of primes delivery. It is doing it's job of making me want to go look at some of the beast figures, notably dinobot and BA, when I wasn't much interested before.

    I thought the fights were pretty good in general with a similar feeling to some of the beast wars action. I really like seeing Dinobot square off against soundwave, the cassettes, and Megatron. Would have been nice for those fights to have lasted longer, I'd have thought laserbeak would have protected soundwave when he was stabbed in the chest.

    The script also had some nice nods back to beast wars, with Megatron saying yes quite a bit, even if if felt more of a natural part of his sentences.

    As for the statues at the end, I think they were designed to represent the common soldier, especially given the number of reflectors that were sacrificed to power the nemesis - Megatron's matrix dreams were full of dead/zombie ones.

    Because of Unicron's last lines about using the dead universe to travel back in time, my head canon has this series taking place, Unicron traveling back through time and kicking off the og series and 86 movie.
     
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  3. Siege Fan

    Siege Fan Well-Known Member

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    My G2 set is from there, no problems with Slamdance whatsoever (feet wasn't it?). These are the second run, likely.

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    ;) 
     
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  4. doucoo

    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    Thank you

    Right back at you, well the legend part, you're not getting to share my birthday cake, it's all mine I tell ye!

    Thank you

    Noted and you shall be blamed when my wife gives me the stare of death for buying yet more transformers


    It's like you are in my mind, but it's even better than I imagined! Oh my God, my mind has went full nite wotch!



    Boo! In the present, fading back to the past where I belong!
     
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  5. Siege Fan

    Siege Fan Well-Known Member

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    Toy giant Mattel warns of higher prices as costs rise

    It's as well I don't buy anyt... oh.
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    Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over streaming - BBC News

    Those numbers are mad.

    $50m for her if you believe her own sources. Like the budget was $200m!

    And $60m in rentals?! Maybe even higher? No wonder she's pissed off.

    Did I read it's around $30 to rent a new movie on Plus? I get that it all adds up at the cinema etc, but that's insane money on top of your standard subscription to sit in your own living room!
     
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  6. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    On plus it is £20 for Black Widow. My response was F that!

    watched Kingdom, enjoyed it enough, one but that got me involves Blackarachnia
    Is it me or was her vision given by the Allspark Silverbolt?
     
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  7. Xaran Alamas

    Xaran Alamas Well-Known Member

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    Oooh it sit have a rather wolf like shape to it! I also liked the nod to him when Airazor saved her and she gave her a peck on the cheek while being cradled in her arms and said "My hero" which I'm pretty sure is a callback top any number of scenes in Beast Wars.
    Also pretty sure this BA is bi or lesbian as she earlier commented that 'the pink one' aka Arcee was cute.
    I also quite liked the Iron Man looking fight Airazor had in bot mode.
    I must admit, I am also now reconsidering getting Dinobot too! :D 
     
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  8. Convoy

    Convoy 90's Robot

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    Just watched kingdom episode 1. Did they accidentally swap dinobot and tigerbot voices? Feels like they'd be pretty spot on
     
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  9. Convoy

    Convoy 90's Robot

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    Exactly the same, spent a while trying to find it before Googling to find out roku doesn't have that feature :( 
     
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  10. Convoy

    Convoy 90's Robot

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    Sure is! My buddy got me one from sd after we got screwed by hof
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  11. Convoy

    Convoy 90's Robot

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    Happy birthday present or future (or past?) Doucoo
     
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  12. Lord Raze

    Lord Raze By your command!

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    A quick synopsis of Fast 9.

    Magnets, how do they work?
     
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  13. kaijubot-uk

    kaijubot-uk Keep Running

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    Slamdance just needs the screws in the feet loosening a little to avoid breaking (and some tabs in the legs removed to improve the vehicle mode). Nothing major.
     
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  14. Cal

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    Jesus, you too? Am I the only one whose Sky Lynx was cancelled from Sports Direct?

    There's something utterly wrong about Slamdance. Individually, Gland Slam and Raindance are good updates, but the inverted colours for Slamdance are just off. How would you like to see Optimus with a blue torso and red legs?
     
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  15. Skywarp SCS

    Skywarp SCS AKA "Pretender Skywarp"

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    Not seen Kingdom yet and judging by the first two instalments I’m in no rush. I like to think I’m quite open minded and will take things in their merits, but Siege and ER have done nothing to “ fire me up” for this. I will assume(!), that as an adult fan I’m one of the key demographics for this show and when you can’t keep me engaged then you have problems….

    Much of this has been covered, but using the toy CADs as character models doesn’t work. It didn’t work in Energon and it doesn’t work now. I want my toys to be screen accurate - I don’t want the screen to be toy accurate, there is a difference. At the risk of singling the Unicron Trilogy out for being a “bad” presentation media wise, it was the last time I can recall the fandom decrying the voice acting and I was always prepared to give it a “pass” because of the constraints of dubbing.

    However what Kingdom has achieved is generating some interest from this poster in Beast Wars as a whole, I’m enjoying the new toys have a few on preorders and am going to check out the show properly as soon as DVDs land at Chateau Skywarp, it’s always been a gap in my knowledge and one I should rectify :) 
     
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  16. Primacron

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    Happy to return the favour!

    The preorder is for end of next year so yeah, very likely to roll into 2023…..
     
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  17. Siege Fan

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    Yeah, there was a few little moments there with her, though including 'likes it rough' lol.

    Nope, mine was cancelled and I probably placed it before many others did!
     
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  18. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    Oh, very much so. Either the Cyberverse deluxe or WFC mould, either would be fine. I want a normal-size version of micromaster Overload!

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  19. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    This is very true. Much like the Bay movies brought in new fans, many of which sought out the original source material, Kingdom may do the same and that can only be a good thing.
     
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  20. LorDZeeD

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    Agh, I feel like he's closer to what i want, but not quite there? Maybe of I don't display Hoist he'd be fine. Don't know why I'm so hung up on the guy!

    I'd love for that to be the case, but while the Bay movies were aimed at a more general audience, I feel like this was aimed at G1/BW fans. That said, even if people aren't watching/enjoying it, just people talking about transformers is a good thing right?
     
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