The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Xaran Alamas

    Xaran Alamas Well-Known Member

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    ...is that that Spider-man meme? :lol 
     
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    It's handled by MI5 and 6 because even they don't understand how Hasbro decides on store distribution yet. Pulse really baffles them because it doesn't seem to make any money ;) 
     
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  3. Insurgent

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    Got a preorder for tigatron with saf. Pay by card, they don't charge until its in stock so that's good.

    Just inferno, tarantulas and hatchet left as must buys. There's still folks I'd like next year but they are nice to haves. Entering the twilight era here folks.
     
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    Dobbie Starting to look like roast beef! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Skip to the loo my darling’.
    Been filling up a skip today, loads of fun!
    Took my kitchen out and smashed a few fences too! And now I cannot sleep…..
    Mini Divebonb, IF Hannyamaru and MMC Fraudo arrived today.
    Hannyamaru is my longest pre order with Omegalock so it’s nice to get him.
    Divebomb looks very nice and I can’t wait until I transform him.
    However, Fraudo was the highlight for me. Bigger than expected but looks brilliant. Love MMC!

    I have Red Prime and Alternate so I know the mould but SG Prime arrived and it’s amazing how purple can make a figure stand out. Plus it’s a great mould!
    Thanks to Joetele for quick delivery, solid seller!
     
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  5. Convoy

    Convoy 90's Robot

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    I couldn't resist
     
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    I'll be sticking with the 80th Anniversary Cap, the shield effects on the new one are OK but I prefer the darker blue costume that the 80th Anniversary figure has and don't really need a Steve Rogers head.

    Looks like my MAFEX Magneto will be here later today (Early minutes of Tuesday as I type this) which I'm looking forward to and Gambit shouldn't be too far off either as he's out in Asia.

    Looking at reviews of both I think I'll display them seperately from my ML displays and do more dynamic poses than if they were in a larger lineup.
     
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    The Rogers heads always look creepy somehow :oops: 
     
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    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    With some luck. I lack the raw sexual animal magnetism of Mr. Dennehy.

    Eeeep. Stay safe dude. Hope the pcr comes back clean.

    If that was true, I'd see sausage rolls wherever I look. Clean shaven I'm sure I look younger, but I've been clean shaven 3 times in the last 18 years.
    Getting too cold for that craic!

    That would have won me over. As it stands, like rhinox I think I'll stick with T30 waspy.

    That is a pretty shitty way of doing business. Imagine if other things worked like that. Want to buy an xbox? Fuckin need a zune and all mate.

    Paul man, your inviting the devil in. You know some evil bastard is pre ordering and prepping the camera to tempt your wretched soul.

    I totally want him myself, but I think I'll wait till post-xmas.
     
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    I mean… it’s post-Xmas 364 days of the year, if you think about it the right way…
     
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    Genetic Morg Than Meets the Eye

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    Umm the 'nice' list I hope? :) 


    As I said, I don't deal directly with Hasbro and I can't speak for ID. However, when I enquired about opening an account I was sent a guide which I remember stating that retailers couldn't stock one or two product lines, they had to stock a range of Hasbro products. I'll dig it out tomorrow.


    Thank you!


    It's fairly standard in business for companies to want you to stock their new ranges and incentivise that one way or another.

    We're talking about a company that encouraged small businesses to sign up with them, asking for details of how much they ordered from distribution and how much they imported and then used that info to launch Pulse. I know one retailer who is already in trouble because of Pulse.

    Also consider this - if a comic is 3 months late the retailer can cancel it penalty free. Toy preorders can't be cancelled usually, so some of my Hasbro stock is going to be a year late through a distributor and I have to pay 15% of the order if I want to cancel it. I've just had the bill for black series figures which I'm only now being shipped which ID had months ago and are clearing out for £12.99 each, whereas I'm being charged £20.75 each. I have no comeback for that. So I either pay the bill or 15% to get out of it because the distributor is 4 months late shipping me the stuff.

    The music industry works the same way for reviewing and booking bands - cover/book the crap that no one cares about and once you've paid your dues you get access to the decent bands. Also, if a band/artist plays one song they've fulfilled their contract and you have no legal recourse. Could be worse though, you could be the band. Don't get me started on record label contracts.

    TLDR: Legal doesn't usually come into it much in business.


    I don't keep records as such, so I couldn't tell you who bought what. There's probably a way to search it in the site's orders database, that would allow me to contact everyone who bought a product if I needed to. The Royal Mail function isn't searchable by product, their service is fairly awful and primitive. Obviously I can't divulge information about orders due to data protection but is there a reason you ask?
     
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    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Ahhh Satan, how you tempt me with your flawless logic!

    I think he wants to add them to his kill list. :p 

    Interesting insight into how it all works dude.

    Workin'
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  12. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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    I really do hope that’s your fist you’re shaking in these boards! ;) 
     
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    So that’s Tigatron in at Kapow Towers and paid in full, past me sending future me presents for the win. What else are you going to do before 6am on a train to London?

    Hoping to pick up the other two at retail. I’ll let you know how that pans out….:confused: :oops: 
     
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  14. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    "Once more we must defend this world from the Decepticons. Autobots... roll out!"

    - The Transformers S04E08: "Decepticon Dawn"
     
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    Thank you, but I'm (currently) safe. I've not been in the office for a while. With my current ongoing chemotherapy, they've already stated I can continue to home-work until 2022.

    The last round of chemo starts on the 12th, and 3 weeks later I have what is my final consultation on it. It's all looking good as they told me on Friday that the bloods they took before my 3rd round started had no cancer markers at all in it.
     
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  16. 4249david

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

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    [QUOTE="Siege Fan, post: 19608810, member: 129923"

    @4249david Was it yourself looking SS86 Roddy?

    Transformers Studio Series 86 Voyager Class Autobot Hot Rod Action Figure Toy - Gear4Geeks[/QUOTE]

    Cheers bud. I happened across this the same evening as it happens. Morgan was a star and combined my orders so I don't pay postage twice.

    I also found Rodimus. Comics have him for 80 delivered, so I figured that Collectable Kingdoms would only come in just below that assuming they kept the PO price on any items they have left once in stock. So I placed my first C&C order...

    Now I just need my MP Rodimus to complete that aspect of the planned display :rolleyes: 
     
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  17. Paneltron

    Paneltron “Cover your receptors, Perceptor.”

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    What are they doing in the office if they are waiting for a PCR result? I’m assuming one of the govt. test centres where you go for a reason.

    Maybe your work does random tests or the person was planning on travelling?

    Anyway, it’s another weekday. Will there be another TF drop today?
     
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  18. Insurgent

    Insurgent The Amazing Tango Mysterio

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    Great to hear you're kicking it's arse! Take care and good luck for the final round.
     
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    Shouldn't we have had another pair of Premium Finish reveals (and pre orders) by now?
     
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  20. rikkomba

    rikkomba Fishmonger Supreme of TFW2005

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    indeed. really hoping for a PF Galvatron.
     
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  21. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    Take out Hatchet and add Blitzwing and Bulkhead and I echo an eerily similar statement.

    I do want a good Bludgeon though :) 
     
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