The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Napalm

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    The only thing I can render is fat.
     
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    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    Honestly I'd but the shit out of a lime green transforming Mini Cooper. Especially if it had an armchair on the roof.
     
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    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    Anyway if you want to watch it (don't) then here:



    It does have the immortal line: "Hold your fire! I didn't steal the Kremlin!" so there's that.
     
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    I'm surprised the Ark is so divisive, I guess I had more time to come to terms with what we were getting than most, but for me the key thing is we have an Ark. That it has a bot mode and comes with Teletran 1/Mainframe was a bonus!

    Pretty much agree with you 100% :) 
    Having a lot of fun swooshing him around and transforming back and forth.

    I agree, the only thing holding me back is the potential cost/space issues. Definitely in for the slime pit and landshark sets though!
     
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  5. Napalm

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    Wonder what they'll have my beautifully ball gagged boy look like as a robot in Rise Of The Beasts? A shame they had him as a Camaro again come the end of that one shot preboot or whatever the hell his solo film was meant to be.

    Do love me some VW Bee.

    BEEYOOTIFUL.jpg

    Actually got a spare one of these 3A efforts going if anyone is interested.
     
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    And that's why TFW2005 has the reputation it does and why I didn't post here for years. I can't tell if everyone there are children,.being ignorant, or just trying too hard to show how cool they are laughing at "edgy" stuff.
     
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    Indeed. The OP gets to swing a ban hammer around now so go figure. Some well articulated responses in this thread since the topic got brought up, however.
     
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    I think the Ark falls under 'it's all relative' for many. I was certainly surprised when Protoman liked a post of mine that said it just wasn't an iconic 80s vehicle to me in the way so many have been. The Last Autobot angle will fly over most folks' heads too I reckon.

    But there's so many incidental things that taken together create a 'nope' tipping point I'd imagine. Photos, hell even some videos, don't capture it's presence. A camera makes it look 3 shades of yellow. Lots of people know the shoulders are fucked now. The big price hike or even the perception of it. And so on.

    For me personally it just isn't as impressive as it's two immediate predecessors. I can't look at the Ark without thinking 'that'll separate just moving it'. The bot looks great to me but it's gonna seem goofy as hell to many. It's got a bit of a Cyberverse toy aesthetic going on tbf!

    But end of the day both modes have totally unnecessary structural problems on a seriously expensive Titan I guess.
     
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    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    All sherbert is best sherbet. Sherbert has never went to war with itself. It lives in harmonious, delicious peace.

    Hordak and she-ra! Huzzah! The wife and I are still slowly piecing greyskull together at the moment. By the time we're done I think we'll be ready for snake mountain :p 

    Promote this man.

    I enjoyed it, but as a disclaimer I unironically enjoy trash horror and nik cage.

    And yes to event horizon. Such a shame they never preserved the cut footage, so we'll never get the gore filled director's cut. Apparently some of the footage was stored in a salt mine? Wtf...

    :jawdropper: :bowdown: 

    Amazing

    One can dream. One of the primary 4 teachers when I was a kid was nicknamed Mrs. Bean. Not unjustly. She drove a wee yellow mini. Had a prominent facial mole. And dressed in the same bean-ish outfit every day. Seriously it was like they let her cos play on the job.
     
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    Not sure the ark is good value but merely acceptable.

    It doesn't seem that long ago titans fort max and metroplex were on firesales for ages at the £60-£80 mark inc thr sdcc fort max.
     
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    Don't mind me, just ferreting thru TF resources collating Maximal & Pred Fonts, plus some handy Symbols.
    By the way anyone know of any particular Beast Wars episodes with prominent computer screen displays I could be looking at?
     
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    Anyone else find it off that there's no pre-orders for wave 4 Kingdom deluxes?

    Though I just want Waspinator. Still find it odd.
     
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    w00dimusPr1me Well, that's just Prime!

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    I also happen to genuinely love NC!
    Con Air and Snake Eyes are two of my faves.

    Never knew about the possible DC of Event Horizon, such a shame and a salt mine, yeah WTF lol
     
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    I know this because Tyler knows this.
     
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    Kingdom Tracks did turn up and was not lost by Yodel thankfully.

    The next few months could be very pricey for me.

    Finishing off Kingdom Wave 3
    Victory Saber (maybe)
    SS86 Wave 2
    And much more!
     
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    TFW2005 is a big, international community, so you get a great glimpse into all sorts of cultures. And some are louder than others.
    Something is interesting though.
    From the perspective of most users representing an adult who buys and plays with robot toys, one of the core values of this community should be tolerance and openness.

    "my hobby is buying expensive toys inspired by the same toys I used to play with as a child"

    So, in the spectrum from "open" to "closed", you would really expect TFans to be as open as possible to other cultures, passions and beliefs.
    When we get a TFan expressing comments of a "closed" nature, comments which are not inclusive or which directly attack what is "different", we observe a conflict between "expected open culture" and "expressed closed culture".

    This contrast, between "what we expect from others" and "what we give to others", can cause friction in human relationships, leading to negative social experiences, a limited social network, and avoidance from others. To express this contradiction on TFW2005 is probably a symptom of much deeper problems.
     
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    :jawdropper: 
    You never cease to amaze me!

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    Bit of both :D 

    Oh wow, even more impressive seeing the base:eek: 

    Lol:lol 

    I can't recall specific episodes to mind but I'd be inclined to say probably any of the Vok Episodes (usually Other ___ ) when they're looking at scans and stuff... possibly some in the first episodes when the ships' computers are scanning altmodes and the like maybe?
     
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    Cheers, that's a handy narrowing down! :thumb 
     
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    C'est incroyable!!
     
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    They've not officially been announced yet, I imagine that will happen in the next month. Once they are I'd expect pre-orders to become available. Although I'm only interested in Pipes from wave 4, most of the figures I'd like (Skids, Tarantulas) are rumoured for the next line.
     
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