The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. nemisispringer

    nemisispringer Well-Known Member

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    So thinking about it further I'm struck by the fact that star Saber and deszaras are actually the only two leaders who haven't got classics toys.... Even g2, zone, return of convoy and the masterforce titans have been done

    Crazy I know, I would think Deszaras would be the next guy in the frame seen as they mentioned him in stream as well (well "Deathsaurus" )

    Trying to think what's missing show character wise from each Jap series.

    Headmasters-Twincast, six Knight, sureshot (Pointblank listed for legacy and Raiden getting an mp)

    Masterforce- diver*, browning, headmaster junior bodies other than wilder and go shooter (rumoured for legacy) , godmasters other than doubleclouder
    *R.E. pretenders i know decoy armours aren't the best but they exist and skull grin and metalhawk have deluxes

    Victory-Roadcaesar, DinoKing, blue bacchus, holi, land cross, Galaxy shuttle
     
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    Ha! They updated it! It says Victory Leo is in fact 7.5 Inches, so I was right, he's about Kingdom/Earthrise Ultra Magnus height!
     

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  3. redwave

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    I really like Transformers Victory so I want one.
     
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    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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    If you like it, you buy it. Don’t need any other reason :p 
     
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    It is good they have updated that description but it is a shame they have not confirmed what VS will be in bot height. From the stream and the guy holding the figure it looked like it was similar scale to Jetfire. I think I mistook it for VS when it was only SS.

    I binned the official Siege UM figure for the BPF OSKO Siege UM which is 9 inches tall in bot mode.
     
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  6. LiamK

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    "The customer is always right" is a terrible phrase that leads to poorly paid shop and waiting staff being verbally abused by terrible people. I would start by giving them the benefit of the doubt, but you only have to work retail for a little while and have to deal with constant "this item is definitely marked as £10 not £15" arguments where you wander over and realise that they're looking at the wrong label to realise how often the customer is wrong.

    And the "they're have to sell you you item at the price it's marked at" is an urban myth and has never been true. A shop can refuse to sell you any item at any time, providing they're not being obviously discriminatory. Some shops will sell you it at a mislabelled price just to keep you happy, but they are not and never have been under any obligation to sell it at that price.
     
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    I see, thanks!
    And you're welcome :) 

    Right now I'm telling myself that but I keep flip flopping :-/ on the one hand I have no connection to the guy or the series and I've been eyeing Kadmos because he's the IDW version, on the other I really enjoyed the Siege Leader armour mechanics and combination in general and this guy takes that several steps further... hmmm I shall do some thinking but right now I'm probaly like 75% against?

    It's a lot of money to spend on someone I'm not sure about you know?

    Also, I note the page only uses the word Star Saber when describing the show. I thought it was Saber Upgrade Parts to -> Star Saber -> Combine with Victory Leo -> Victory Saber?
    I wonder if Hasbro are reluctant to call him Star Saber due to the sword with the same name having prominence in Hasbro fiction?

    Prepare for him to enter your mouth! :eek: 
    Evening Vertex :D  swearing off the booze again I see?

    I'm also quite proud of myself. Down to just the one pre-order on IDT, Kapow and Pulse :) 
     
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    Friday night fixin'
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  10. motorthing

    motorthing We woz robbed

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    I've had Kadmos back in his box for about a year now. It looks fine and all but I never got on with him, his joints are a bit too spongy for his weight and I just never found posing him much fun. And while I like the IDW-ish look, something about the combination of his features just doesn't capture that right.

    So I'm hoping WFC-Period Hasbro are working their current magic on this thing and I'm going to like it more, and certainly more than the MP. He won't be IDW, but I hope he's playable as heck and as much fun as Rodimus.

    As to how do "we" all know about JG1? Well there's this thing called the Internet and I think it'll catch on one day.......
     
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    So today I did a thing..

    After 10 years with my company I handed my notice in. It's something that's been brewing for a long time, I've been really unhappy there for the past couple of years. The pressure and demands they put on staff just kept increasing, to the point where it has started to effect my mental health. No job is worth that. Literally the only thing that kept me there was that the money was good and I was trying to find the "right" job to move on to.
    Unfortunately a lot of the jobs I have been interested in have required a degree. You simply can't get past the applicant stage without one. And as I went on a "gap year" over 20 years ago, I never got round to getting mine.
    So I have decide to enroll and finally get around to the higher education that I probably should have done years ago. I will work part time and have to use my savings to keep my head above water financially. It's quite scary, but also a very liberating feeling!
    I've been wrestling with the idea of doing this for a while, and the fear of the unknown plus financial insecurity has kept me up at night, but I know if I don't do it now, I never will. And the thought of being stuck in this soul destroying job, or another similar to it, for the next 25+ years is quite frankly far more terrifying!

    And how do I prepare for impending poverty? I drop £180 on Haslab Star Saber. Idiot.
     
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    He thinks he is, but he's in for a wing tightening too!
     
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    I haven't seen more than a few minutes of the Japanese G1 series, but I'm nerdy enough to have read about them. And he's an Autobot leader so he's not exactly super obscure.

    As to "integrating in to G1", I don't know what that means. He is G1 in that he's from a show that's a direct continuation of the US cartoon. He's been used in some comics that are based around that continuity (IDE v1 obviously, but I think that TF'84 might have used him).

    As to why he hasn't popped up in more things... he's a big boy trying to take up a space that's been filled by Optimus Prime in every series for over a decade. If you're gonna use him you kind of have to find a new role for him. Thunderclash has similar issues.
     
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    PM'd!

    I'm a bit dischuffed at the hollow forearms, balljointed fists and arms hanging off the back in combined mode, for the price, but not enough to want to miss out.

    I'm always happy to sell to folks I know for cost price but I didn't see anyone flipping Unicron for anything like cost price - everyone was out to make a crazy profit. Thing was, for me, I just don't think he was worth it.

    I got that email too mate but as of now I have 17p in my account until Tuesday so I couldn't even afford the deposit :S

    I really wanted the Sail Barge too but just couldn't do it. There's no way I'm missing Galactus though!

    'Put it on my tab'...

    If you feel like moving Kadmos on give me a shout, I may be interested. Des Saurus is getting lonely.

    You're absolutely doing the right thing for yourself in the long run. If you don't look after you, who else is going to?
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Brave choice. I did similar in my mid twenties after I'd just got married and mortgaged, and don't regret it.

    Getting my degree as an adult not only recompensed for my pretty crap A levels, but also made me apply myself (which was why the A levels weren't what was predicted). I not only got a first, but also came out top on my course, too.

    It's a shock to the system (even though I'd only been working less than a decade), but once you get past that you'll fund you treat it like a job. That's what worked for me, actually...it was my job. My student finance went on the mortgage and food shopping, no blowing it on partying and stuff!

    It got me into a higher level job and I haven't really looked backwards.

    Good for you, Embee.
     
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    Lamborghini are celebrating 50 years of the Countach with a new one!,


    Sideswipe and Sunstreaker in G1 colours with that alt mode in a live action movie and I might actually watch it.

    @Embee Prime,
    Best of luck with your next move and hope it can ultimately lead to a job that's less stressful.
     
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  18. Siege Fan

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  19. Max Tower

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    I was fully prepared to buy a Unicron at one point - I had several changes - Kapow put some up months later as a restock or some sort (before it was even out) and I think some allocations were floating about due to refunds and such.

    But as close as I was to getting one before the final version reveal. I just was so disapointed in the high price, the lack of paint aps the odd colour choice, the general cheap looking gappyness of something that cost as much as a low to midrange Television, or a fairly nice piece of jewlery, I just looked at the finished product and the 3rd party one that was cheaper and that one wasn't a shell former and thought.... "Nah".

    If they have another bite at the cherry in another colour I might reconsider but I need some sort of incentive to tip me over the edge from indifference.

    It also doesn't help either that I can't treat it as "Netflix Unicron" as I hold about as much weight to those shows as I do the Combiner Wars Net series (i.e. none). So this is (like with WFCT) being bought entirely on the item's merits as a toyline (so much like as with Beast Hunters) so yeah Hasbro - have another go sometime and if you hit me when I don't have any other purchases planned I might bite - but hopefully next time it will lean closer to grey than Baby blue.

    (Don't laugh) but I might even consider an Energon Unicron Colour one too - if only as he looks really stylish in Black - but that would be a really frivilous purchase. & perhaps to niche for them to ever consider actually making - unless they had a whole AEC homage line one time to justify it.

    Otherwise I don't really miss not having him. - In a way it's a shame that they didn't think to release a "white box repaint" of some sort - as I said at the time - I think if they'd always planned to make other colours in lesser numbers it would drive the batch cost down - but Hasbro seems really not at all keen to make low run repaints (well other than Black Zarek) - as if they did then we might have Metro Titan and white ark and Brave Maximus too.

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    Speaking of Brave Maximus I am looking for a large 3D textured raised Autobot logo for my Grand Maximus - I didn't care for the supplied labels but I would like him to have a logo. I think one of the online stores used to give away 3D raised logos - anyone know of anything suitable ?
     
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    About to break 3,000 backers, and it only got revealed late this afternoon. I can definitely see 11,000 by the end of the. campaign, but I genuinely hope we get the extra 4,000 for Tier 1. Tier 2 and 3 are going to have to be something really special, and I definitely think the second is Leo’s whip and Starsabers shield. A lot of good guesses over Tier 3 too.
     
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