The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. CZ Hazard

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    I really like the Ark, the toys has problems as a lot of mainline toys do, bit when I think what a Generations deluxe costs now (£25) I think the £135 I paid for the Ark is reasonable.

    But the reason it wins for me is simply, I never, ever thought we'd get an Ark, nevermind one that turns into a honking greet robot with the face of the Last Autobot.
     
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    I really want to see that Rocky IV directors cut, but I think they missed a trick. They should have re-cut the film from Drago's perspective using new footage of modern day Lundgren as a framing device as he's telling his son the story, and they should have released it before Creed II.
     
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    My copy of the Ark does stay together pretty well. I think the only weak spot is that grey square which is both under- and over-engineered at the same time.
    I display the Ark either standing, or vertical, so I never directly see those gaps. They are pretty bad, but easy to forget in some cases.
     
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    Welp, some days the bear eats you, been trawling the interwebs for some potential SF gear at 1:12 scale to give B.A.T. Grim a data/time travel pad device but no luck!
    Any ideas? I have the feeling I may have been looking in the wrong places.
     
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    Also, it would be called Rocky: IVan
     
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    Nemesis Nemesis Prime is Red with Black windows

    Fisto fisted as hard as he could until Sea Man exploded onto the scene.

    I hear those writers went on to be part of the Boneasaurs creative team at Hasbro.

    I still like to imagine a Nemesis bot turning up but it has the personality of Shamble :D 
     
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    Marvel Legends 'Supreme AIM scientist dude' has a pad?
     
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    Annoyingly that is the sorta-translucent-y bit of Tech I would like, at a price I would prefer to avoid! :lol 
     
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    Toysarama do BAF-less versions, still probably come in at £16 total though. Wait for a Smyths sale? Think they got that wave.

    Edit 15 at Smyths currently.
     
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    Me: Hey sweet they put season 3 on Pulse’s YouTube, let’s watch some it can not hurt me.

    But later…

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    Cheers! Unfortunately I have remembered the (I believe) laser-etched acrylic transparent bits of Infinity Wargame scenery, thus my mind has now gone off the rails, and I am considering the bonkers possibility of "Hm, what if I sourced some bright fluorescent acrylic bits, and figured out how to get it etched?"
     
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    Tiny Toy Box? The two white 'electronic games' look data pad like.
     
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    The main issue with it tabbing together is apparently fixable with a shave of the posts on that grey midsection. I haven't done it yet as he holds together fine enough elsewhere and spring loaded back entrance (just like me!) and bridge detail aside, he's more of a display piece as The Ark rather than an interactive toy. Though that is ultimately a worthy criticism.

    Bloody love the guy though. I think it's the utter simplicity of his A to B married to the insane detail of the sculpt serenaded by the noises he makes whenever you move a part of him that makes him such a compelling robot to mess about with. I'm also a huge advocate of them taking advantage of throwing something new into the G1 line. And Teletraan-1 being Mainframe. That's fucking clever.
     
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    It's a great idea but I'm already feeling ambitious about a hologram-looking clear pad, that I might be able to shape a 5mm tab for holding on to!
    Could be the long game on this one!
     
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    My headcanon now is that Actionmaster Mainframe was built from the salvaged remains of Teletraan-1. I think in G1 Teletraan-1 got destroyed at some point leading to Teletraan-2 - not least of which because in the real world Teletraan's voice actor quit for entirely justified reasons or something?
    Though, did they salvage 1 to make 2? I dunno, it makes sense to me! :p 
     
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    PowerCon musings...

    @Xaran Alamas They said every bit of MOTU history was being considered for the Masterverse line, you might get Netflix She-ra figures yet!

    The into 2023 and beyond bit seems to shoot down old Toyguru... especially when they're expanding into new markets, their own store and potential fan-funded items.

    Seriously looking forward to Jitsu, Anti-Eternia He-Man and Stridor. Having Stridor be able to rear up is fantastic!

    Bit disappointed they seem to be using those rubbish Triple H terror claws for Skelly, they're really unwieldy. Flying Fists He-Man looks cool though.

    Masterverse Fisto might be all I need since Scareglow doesn't seem as good as the exclusive. Tri-Klops and Trap-Jaw are sale only because I loved the cult idea but hated the outfits! King Grayskull looks great but I don't need him.

    The 'New Eternia' subline has potential but seemingly a weak start in the viking/barbarian leads (why on Earth didn't Mattel give their reveals the same big pics Sun-Man got?). The old logo for She-Ra is promising and I'm curious about kid show He-Man getting a look-in.

    Hope to Subternia they've made enough Mattel Creations Sun-Man, Tri-Klops, Wun-Dar and Kol-Darr. And that their website works. And that shipping won't be extortionate. And... exclusives are a right load of Tracks, aren't they?

    Sun-Man seems to be a whole line and presumably how they'll help stretch Origins into/past 2023.

    FYI, saw a list recently that had both Eternian Guard and a 'Deluxe Man At Arms' on it? One and the same?

    Seems 'New Eternia' might get a media look-in somehow with 'more stories possible'.

    Vehicles and playsets seem staggered with the sheer amount of sublines, sadly. I want the stuff I never had as a kid and I'd happily die after being crushed by an avalanche of it!

    Crowdfunded stuff... my first thought was Eternia but potentially the Crystal Castle if we get PoP figs? Maybe even a 'proper' Fright Zone original idea.

    Mega Construx... definitely getting Slime Pit, maybe the Hordak set. The rest is too mad lol.

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    Power-Con 2021 Mattel Masters Of The Universe Booth Images

    Those Masterverse look great.
     
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    Redwing = Nemesis Skywarp?
     
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    Just spent the evening adding the two DNA upgrade kits to my Scorponok - an already impressive toy just got even better.

    Roll on those leg extenders they are developing.
     
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    Yeah, Casey Kasem rightly fucked 'em off because of wholly inappropriate stereotyping of of Middle Eastern characters, notably Abdul Fakkadi, ruler of the Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of Carbombya.

    I mean.. yeeeeah. *sigh*
     
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    He beat the shit out of his partner and got dumped by Spectrevision because of it. He hasn't publicly said anything since but if he does make another film again I expect it will be a microbudget one as no studio worth their salt will take him on.

    He's a friend of a friend of my ex-wife and he's always had trouble with women and relationships so, unfortunately, it didn't come as much of a shock when I heard about it.

    Yes, that's the same Spring. Hell of a film!!

    My entire problem with this style of animation is that it's usually welded to one-note one-joke crap like Thundercats Roar. Give it a sharp script and I'll be all over it.

    An early draft of GDT's script for ATMOM leaked a few years ago and, having read it, I can say how genuinely glad I am that it will never get made.

    It's BAD. Feels more like a 70's Doug McLure flick than ATMOM, particularly Warlords Of Atlantis. I mean, I like those films, but ATMOM deserves much much better. It's one of Lovecraft's least pulpy stories so having Shoggoth chase scenes, steampunk submarines and shoehorning love interests and Cthulhu as an end-of-level boss in just made it feel cheesy.

    GDT fundamentally cannot 'do' Lovecraft as he's too prone to sentimentality and mawkish schmaltz. It's not just tentacles and pullulating fucking slime.

    I have ministatues of Groot and Starlord in those costumes but it really pissed me off that they never did bloody Rocket.

    I'm eternally hopeful, but it HAS to be made by someone who understands nihilism and cosmic terror and doesn't want to change things. Maybe Panos Cosmatos or Gaspar Noe could do it.

    I've asked Into The Verse if they'll be carrying them as they usually do Mythic Legions. I wish they hadn't launched so fucking many straight off but I definitely want a few.

    His main facial expression looks like the wing thing around his neck is way too tight. :S

    Road Ranger looks a lot like Badcube's 'OC' Captain Huffy. They look good though. Nice of the factory thieves to steal all of their weapons this time, unlike Pipes.
     
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