The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. rikkomba

    rikkomba Fishmonger Supreme of TFW2005

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    Galaxy Convoy FTW
     
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    LorDZeeD Well-Known Member

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    Hello ToyFu!

    Forcing myself to slow down the unboxings so o can get some work done.

    My first G1 Prime*:
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    Stickers are an absolute mess, joints are mega loose, calling it a mess is putting it lightly!

    Absolutely no complaints, from me, it's all for a good cause, and I think there's some fun to be had trying to fix the joints with floor polish and applying new stickers.

    Before I head to toyhax or eBay, any of you have any spare G1 Prime stickers you want to sell me?

    *tbf, I had Power Master and Action Master Primes from G1 as a kid. Still have that PMOP somewhere, may be worth fixing that up too if I've got all the parts.
     
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  3. Siege Fan

    Siege Fan Well-Known Member

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    Bought Kingdom Tracks and pulled your hair out?

    Fear not! Why not try Axel the Labradorian's patented wigs? This is just what came off his back, you can have a mullet if you desire! Have women everywhere marvel at how ridiculously soft your hair is! Tell them you were in Game of Thrones, and...


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  4. Large

    Large Currently blablabla

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    So how you guys are doing ?
    Yesterday I’ve been watching some G1 cartoon randomly and madame Large came to the living room where Powerglide shows his heart and she said « oh that’s so cute ! »
    So I get this brilliant little fella out of a 3P box and he earned a spot in the bedroom.

    [​IMG]

    Good for him ! And us.
    Des bisous <3
     
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  5. Popemon

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    ordered this:
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    looks like they are sending this:
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    boooo!

    was always unlikely, but should be able to get a free return as either way it aint Roll and Combine Optimus Prime! worth a shot i suppose
     
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  6. stevej

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    Might have already been discussed but anyone know what's going on with TFS-Express/Omegalock at the moment? The main TFS Facebook page no longer does any updates on UK stock and I've just found the Genesis Toys page that IS showing Omegalock links. Are they rebranding again? Company bought out? I can't keep up!

    Maybe I missed the memo?
     
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  7. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Toy Connections

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    Fuck me. That's gorgeous.

    Is it an add-on kit which requires the previous release, or does it include the base mode Takara Battle Convoy without the trailer?
     
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  8. rikkomba

    rikkomba Fishmonger Supreme of TFW2005

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    Sigh... I pre-ordered the Ark for 131 GBP shipped from Amazon, and it was such a long time ago it didn't show in my recent orders. Can't cancel shipping, and I will have to return the monolith... escorting it to some faraway Hermes drop off. Sigh.
     
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  9. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    Give us a Swindle from this mould and we will talk.

    I saw somewhere that they're doing the yellow version as an oversized KO. I may be able to get a spare Alternator Swindle head on that, if so.
     
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  10. Insurgent

    Insurgent The Amazing Tango Mysterio

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    For the past few weeks, maybe even a month now, I've been waking up at 6:30. Pretty much on the dot. Every single day. No idea why. Go to sleep earlier, wake up the same amount of time earlier. Go to sleep later, still wake up at 6:30. Feel like it's starting to take it's toll now, with my brain just getting tired.


    Still, Rodimus has arrived so thanks to @RoboW4rrior298 for that. My tfsafari fillers for inferno and warpath are sitting in the office for me to collect tomorrow when I go in, and kingdom skywarp and grimlock are en route from @Siege Fan. And then that's it it terms of any pre orders. Got Victory Saber backed thanks to the kind offer of @Fort Max (seriously, huge thanks for offering that) so putting aside £30 each month to pay that off which should have it ready to go in 6 months, and barring the kingdom BW cast, which seems to be one every wave if that so nice and manageable, all funds are now getting funneled into house repairs, doing up stuff, and furniture/painting stuff the wife is asking for.

    Got a load of tf's from earlier in the year still unopened though, so will space them out over the foreseeable future to tide me over nicely.
     
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    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    It might just be me but the latest NuDiaclone designs seem to be getting increasingly busy, at the cost of appealing visual coherence to me at this point. It may just be them trying too hard to differentiate Powered Convoy from Optimus/TF Convoy, that combined super mode just gives me visual dissonance, sure Dia-Battles, Battle Buffalo, and Big Powered were hardly simplistic affairs but they had design cohesion.

    Tracking is on for Attempt 2 apparently, crossing everyfing!
    I was tempted to write that if the number of stops to go this morning were yesterday's amount, then I might've gotten home in time but, boy, howdy, is this wee driver just cracking on with it, from 60+ to 25 like *snaps fingers* (Ow!) that!
     
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  12. Xaran Alamas

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    I predict a Prime series of some sort. Maybe they'll do a reboot of James Bond Junior who, incidentally, I refuse to believe Bond was his 'Uncle', he was clearly one of 007's surely numerous illegitimate children :lol 

    Arsehole :mad: 

    Mega Arsehole

    It did rather come out of left field. If anything I'd have thought a Studio Series Selects line would happen for things like this rather than in the mainline. As I say I'm more interested as the potential for redecos of other SS molds though I would still think that should go in a Selects subline rather than the mainline, particularly as you say he's not even something that appeared anywhere :-/
    I would LOVE a Beetlebee with that fig's engineering. He's a fun and intuitive bot to transform. If nothing else this guy might be easier for someone to repaint as a G1/Live Action hybrid Hound (as opposed to the Bayverse Hound that is) as grey might be a better base for green than yellow?

    Not quite the same thing but in the vein of non Transforming vehicles getting Transformer figures I would love an Arcee who turns into Charlie's Dad's Corvette(?) that she was working on in the film because that just seems an ideal Arcee altmode! :) 

    Another Arsehole!

    You fool! YOU JUST SAID IT!

    Mega Arsehole!

    Wow, and apparently quite athletic too! :D 

    OMEGA ARSEHOLE!:eek: :mad:  Wheeclamp an on duty Ambulance?! Seriously? That could literally kill someone!

    I was too distracted by 'Final Prduct may vary'

    D'awww, and also hi @Large , we've missed you <3 I hope married life is treating you well :) 

    I believe after Brexit TFS-Express no longer serves UK and Omegalock was becoming the UK specific branch?

    ...

    So good news for owners of X-Pants - Yesterday I dabbed some nail polish on the nubs where the winglets attach and after letting it dry they are now able to stay straight without flopping down just from looking at it :D  but is also still able to adjust in robot mode :thumb 


    And while typing this, I've just had a Zavvi delivery which will be my Squirrel Girl! :) 
     
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  13. Siege Fan

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    Same here, didn't get asleep to 2am or something because my pug fell asleep on my shoulder and I didn't have the heart to move him (shut your face), still woke up at 6.30am. Pretty sure I'm laughably sensitive to light and air pressure as sleep goes out the window every summer for me!

    @Xaran Alamas I think everybody in that show was an illegitimate child... "Mummy, why was daddy called Oddjob?"
     
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  14. 4249david

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

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    Pretty much this.

    TFS-Express China continues to exist, and delivers to the UK. TFS-Express UK is finishing up any old pre orders, but since 1st January all pre orders are on Omegalock.

    Once TFS-Express UK is finished, you'll have the same situation as always, but only two sites... both will have pre orders and in stock items, one ships from China, one from the UK.

    Edit: Omegalock.co.uk is Genesis Toys on Facebook. TFS-Express China is TFS-Express on Facebook. That said, anything still on TFS-Express UK will still be commented on on the TFS-Express Facebook.
     
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  15. motorthing

    motorthing Just the Toys Ma'am

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    All that. Diaclone Reboot came out swinging with Diabattles and while it threatened to drown in Skittle-Suits the Big Robots were an event when they did appear. I was all in up to Tri-Rambler which was the last design I actually liked.

    But they took way too long to get to actual Enemy Counterpart Suits for DB/BP/BB, and by the time they did they prices were off-the-charts expensive, and they seem to have jumped over homages I actually wanted like Gats Blocker et al for "new designs" and straight after the Optimus Fan Club like we are seeing here.

    Now most seem to be fine with that - fair enough, TT presumably know what they are doing to maximise return on the Line and keep it bubbling. But I wanted a bit more bravery in Mech choices rather than getting into Car Robots right now.

    Plus a lot of the actual design choices don't sit well with me. Tiny limbs, knees practically at the hips, odd proportions and the fact that this Convoy has to compete with 20 years of Op updates we've already got mean I don't have to settle and pony up on something that as M'Learned colleague has pointed out looks way too busy, and like any generic modern-Gundam/Mech (add more boxes and spikes!!) with a Convoy head on it.

    In short there's nothing that makes me need it. Which is a shame.

    If they go back to updates on some of the '81 designs they missed I may jump back in. But the current direction of travel means I save (some) money.
     
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  16. Siege Fan

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    :lol  You're probably right! So basically MI6 runs a school for Bond and other agents' numerous children? :p 
    Oh god, Bond is probably all of their fathers xD
     
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  18. CZ Hazard

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    Well, that's FP Omega shipped off and out of the collection. Not even a twinge of regret. I'm thinking maybe I should sell all of my MPs to make space and money and concentrate on toys that I actually pick up and fiddle with. It's just the licensed car bots I would miss and MP10 fits in very well with those. And gun Megatron. And you've gotta have Soundwave and Shockwave and Starscream. And so it goes.

    I think I could stand to see FT Phoenix go next, I already sold the Insecticons and DiBots and just kept MP8 Grimlock.

    I've toyed with stripping back to the original 1984 cast in MP form but I love stuff like Tracks a bit too much and then you get caught into keeping 1985.
     
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    It's like how anyone who is a friend of your parents gets called uncle bob and auntie sue. Uncle James is here, because the mum can't admit that he's actually his dad.
     
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    Got some shattered glass earthrise megs come in today, aswell as origin bumblebees..in the uk. If anyone wants. Oh and a couple of gnaws left.
     
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