The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    The flat back of the shoulder pad needs to face the robot mode front...
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    ...plus the bicep swivel needs to be at pretty much exactly neutral, so that the mushroom peg opening of the bicep front is facing straight backwards from the robot mode chest front.
     
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  2. Napalm

    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

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    Undeniably a real looker, though carrying the same flaws as Tracks.

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    Tried the pin punch thing this time round, and while it certainly helps tighten the friction on the outer leg panels making posing much less frustrating, those pegs that wanna tab into them remain so small as to be an afterthought. It also carries with it the risk of damaging the toy.

    Made the tabs longer as per my Tracks fix and all is good.
     
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  3. w00dimusPr1me

    w00dimusPr1me Well, that's just Prime!

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    Cancelled my 2 x Gnaw’s from pulse after no movement despite it saying 16th and also getting a reply to a tweet from someone saying he’d had an email from Pulse delaying till Nov!

    ordered 2 from Smyths for delivery and shipped instantly! Good old Smyths
     
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  4. Shepard Prime

    Shepard Prime 1st Cybertronian Spectre of the Galactic Council

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    Did you make a thread for that? I vaguely remember a post about extending the tabs but can't remember where I saw it.
     
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  5. nemisispringer

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    Can I tempt anyone for loose complete iron factory blizzard aka Blitzwing for £30 delivered by f&f? Not my pic but this guy
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    Ta very much

    Well that's another tick in the "for" column

    I dont think you can bid "against yourself" on eBay. You can raise your maximum bid, but in order for the current sale value of the auction to increase then somebody else has to bid against you.

    Maybe they are bothered, just not bothered enough to want to dedicate significant portions of their life in order to increase chances of obtaining said item. It's a spectrum of bother.

    I mean, ultimately you might be right in terms of early bidding being sub optimal, and for those auctions that I really want I might adjust my own strategy. But I can totally understanding the laissez-faire, "who gives a fuck" set and forget approach too.
     
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    don't mind me, just taking a screenshot for the wife. "how much did I spend on toys this month? Not as much as @motorthing "
    An in variants? or the same toy? 5 variants one for each mode? I need answers man!
     
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    I’ve had my first eBay auction cancelled by eBay. It was for one of the Iron Factory jets & according to the email it’s due to Hasbro not being happy with me using ‘Transformers’ in the auction title.

    I’ve sold loads of 3rd party TF’s this way before but will obviously change that. If anyone else still uses eBay then it may be worth taking note.
     
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    That got it. I had the shoulderpad right but the bicep was slightly off. Got my Grim all closed up now. It does mean he can't do his little action pose anymore, so I guess in future it's a choice of closed thighs or cool pose. But at least I can close them now. Thanks!


    Me too, but it didn't help in this case.
     
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  10. Shepard Prime

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    The fact that the only thing that really made me flinch on your list was the two Arks, that should tell you how much I've gone crazy on spending myself last two months. :D 
     
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  11. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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    I no longer list my items using Transformers unless it’s official. I think someone else on here got stung for using it in their listings a while back now but yeah best to avoid.

    Bit annoying, but I use it as a last resort these days since I’d rather you guys get my trash lol
     
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    one of us was even in the pilot. Didn't spot it? you must have been snoozing
     
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    Just in case it's useful, Pulse are at least claiming Road Rage ships tomorrow. That might be special if you hedged your bets with them AND Comics or whoever though ;) 
     
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    No probs, I had a near nervous breakdown after easily transforming Max Grimlock the first time with no issue myself, it's very exacting on the tolerances, and, boy, are most of the Beast Modes of Kingdom like statuettes, even moreso than their OG BW counterparts!
     
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    An all star wave! :D 

    And with that I now only have Artfire on pre-order until Hasbro decides to start actually soliciting new figures again... :/

    P.s. Highly recommend the matrix workshop extras pack for Slag, worth it for the sword and tail filler piece alone.

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    It's why he needs that hazmat suit. :bay 

    Ooh! Hoping for proper red-eyed Cylon head! :dj 
     
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  18. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Beautiful shot Jon!

    I'm not sure if its just that delightfully cheeky red paint job, the proper flame logo on the hood, or the slightly better QC, but she is nicer than Tracks. Another QC pass, and aye, I'll take a Loudpedal.

    Set the stage for some rage.
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    It's true, for animal alt modes, they seem to like restricting their movements. The other week, my wife started messing with kingdom barney in beast mode and I had to stop her and pop his thighs out as she was twisting his legs like you would expect legs to twist, instead of on the rails. You'd expect animals to be poseable but nope.


    As a funny aside, I have kingdom Skywarp here in eagle mode and the gap around his lower beak keeps making me think he's got ketchup around his mouth.
     
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  20. motorthing

    motorthing We woz robbed

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    Feel free.

    And yes, it was one for each mode, a Spare Bot for the then '86 Shelf Line-up, a couple spare in the box and then Friends abroad started jokingly offering them bought in different countries - I think the Brazilian box was the only one that had a sticker difference so as package-variants there wasn't any point.
    International variants aren't a thing anymore.

    So a few years back (Before Siege Springer came along and changed things yet again) I gave a few away to deserving causes - or people that asked.

    I've got four left. And a couple of Sandstorms.

    This counts as progress.

    Anyhoo this was the most expensive five week period in this hobby. I won't be doing it again. *


    *Haslab Star Stabber next month.......:oops: 
     
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