The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. JSpaced10

    JSpaced10 Not Predacon: PREDAKING!

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    Hey @Ottertron, sorry you're going through this BS, AGAIN. You need to talk, we're here. People don't know how to empathise. People say "you just do the task" and that hides about a billion pre-task-tasks and the difficulty of it. Case in point - I get told "you just follow the cable route from cabinet to room" and it turned into a couple of hours of panels in one hand and blindly feeding cables with the other, getting sweaty and dusty and generally narked off. (It was supposed to be a removable access panel, but someone had wired a switch to the front of it and screwed the covers to back boxes OVER it, so you couldn't "Just take the panel off and reach the wall".

    Remember what Terry Pratchett said: "You know how stupid, the average member of the public is? Well statistically speaking, half the population are even dumber than him!"

    We're here with you and there are plastic robots to be enjoyed.

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  2. Siege Fan

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  3. bcm77

    bcm77 Well-Known Member

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    A Moomin shop......that's all kinds of awesome! :D 

    I have received packages via Comics & Cocktails,
    [​IMG]Breaker by Brendan Mitchell, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Thrawn by Brendan Mitchell, on Flickr

    Unlike the previous Classified Series vehicle this one feels much more at home as it's based on an original Joe vehicle from the 80's and it's very nicely done, nothing spectacular but it hits all the right points and does pretty much exactly as you'd expect, it's also possible to peg the figures feet into place correctly which isn't always the case with Hasbro motorbikes.

    I have no connection to Breaker as a character but he's another solid offering from a line which I think is Hasbro's best 6 inch line for overall detail and posability which makes it all the more annoying that the distribution for many of the figures is so shite.

    I think he could have done with a backpack as a further nod to the original figure and some sort of sidearm would also have been nice but I'll keep him on the bike so no big deal. Without the helmet he reminds me of Jake Gyllenhaal and I could see folk reusing the head for an MCU Mysterio seeing as how the ML figure didn't get one.

    Black Series Thrawn is also very nice. I always liked the character in the EU books and was pleasantly suprised they didn't change his character when I first saw Rebels last year. Given the name drop by Ahsoka during the second series of The Mandalorian it seems like a live action appearance is likely in her series so that'll be intresting to see.
     
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  4. Blitzwing75

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    I really wanted a RAM cycle but couldn’t excuse getting into another line of toys.
    Now if they reissue it with a repaint Quarrel I’m going to be unable to say no. Obviously no chance of that happening if Valaverse have the Action Force license.

    Made a fatal error and watched a DrLockdown review… Wow he’s convinced me to stick with my usual reviewers.
     
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  5. Astro-Furby

    Astro-Furby Life is strange

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    So my cheap £10 BS Hoth Luke just arrived, so fun to be had this weekend with him and my new, burgeoning Psylocke collection....not like that though :p 

    Then hopefully on Tuesday, when i should get my skivers allowance from Boris, I can grab the new 2-pack Captain Marvel from @Primacron

    Then,,,in a few weeks when Pulsecon happens I will hopefully be able to nab the Deluxe Zartan Pulsecon exclusive

    And then its a slow wait until November when, hopefully, Kapow get the Flame Toys Windblade model in and C&C get the Ultimates Thudnercats I ordered
     
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  6. Siege Fan

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    Scourge is in stock at SAF if anyone still needs him.
     
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  7. SJW

    SJW Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 brand new unopened ones that were going to be my Sweeps. Still don’t know if I should move them on and get proper sweep figures... I thought Toyhax has labels that may help me to distinguish between Scourge and the two Scourges I planned to have as Sweeps.

    Has the Sweeps come out yet for us in the UK?
     
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  8. bcm77

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    In terms of what parts could be reused for Quarrel it's already doable, depends where she is on Hasbro's pecking order.
     
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    Nope, but they are coloured slightly differently so maybe don't worry about the stickers.
     
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    Does your Toyhax stickers them into...

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  11. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    Tigertron might be an Amazon exclusive? Bit shit, that. On the bright side, I have the Mutant version pre ordered, so if Amazon behaves like Amazon I'll at least be able to experience the mold.
     
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    Any post that has my boy Sweep in is guaranteed a like.
     
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    Due here November.
     
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  14. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    A nice surprise!
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    NICE!

    But wait, does that mean...TODAY?!

    IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, SHE CRIED-
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    It sure did! The tracking just said what driver it was with, and still "Expected Saturday", no updating map but who cares, they've landed and when I was in to boot!
     
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  15. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Had a wee bit of time on my hands this afternoon so I threw this together in cad.

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    It's in inches, because, yanks. Red lines are every five inches, dashed lines are half inches.
    Rough naturally but should be pretty close assuming that the heights Hasbro gave for Saber (5") and Victory Leo (7.5") are to the tops of their heads.

    Enjoy. ;) 

    Some extrapolations, the wingspan is just over 10" and VS'es head comes up to the top of siege jetfires backpack.

    Edit: updated with prime and magnus.
     
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  16. MyTea Boc

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

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    Massive thanks to pure gent @privatespoon for selling me the tfc trinity force!!! My body is ready for victory.
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    Thank you.

    Hmmm. Decisions decisions. Have time to ponder this I guess.
     
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  18. Convoy

    Convoy 90's Robot

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    And let it be called... the Machine Wars

    Megatron & Megaplex = pure cheek

    Edit: using the hollow bits in the back of the legs for weapon storage is pure class

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  19. w00dimusPr1me

    w00dimusPr1me Well, that's just Prime!

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  20. bcm77

    bcm77 Well-Known Member

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    Just got word my WWE Ultimate Edition Ric Flair and Stone Cold have been shipped! :) 

    When Rebecca ferret has awoken from her snooze under the sofa I'll be taking her back to HQ for her tea and then I'll be getting around to ordering mine....gravy is a distinct possibility of being part of it as I've had a migraine all day and need it's medicinal qualities :D 
     
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