The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Siege Fan

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    I just can't get on with MoS. The first five minutes made me really hopeful. Actually, considering his chest symbol and the movie telling you about it, what came after was bleak. The stuff with Costner was terrible. It all could have worked if he'd grown into his role and been happier doing so, giving him an actual arc.
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    I know nothing about Elvira but if that ever hits £20 or so I'm having it just for the second headsculpt and goblet alone.
     
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    i'd be interested in buying Botropolis if still available & Skywarp but may I ask does he have all his accessories included please ?.

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    Am really excited by the prospect of Menasor, I actually like the UW version I got, but one that features more engineering and presumably extra joints and articulation really appeals.
     
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  5. Skywarp SCS

    Skywarp SCS AKA "Pretender Skywarp"

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    Your commuting musings are brought to you by the fact that the MP Shouki pics look the absolute business, but I’m not sure I’m up for that level of financial commitment over an undetermined time frame.

    *Le-sigh*
     
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  6. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    "Oh Trypticon, Galvatron may have abandoned you on this world, but Lord Zarak won't make the same mistake..."

    -The Transformers S04E08: "Decepticon Dawn" (3/5)

    (I was pleased with how well the weathered texture on Trypticon and the layered clouds worked, so I decided to forgo the TV screen effect from now on. All of them are too heavy and overwhelm the image. I'd like just the border, but all come with a screen effect which either darkens or desaturates the image. I'll try to solve it at the weekend)
     
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  7. motorthing

    motorthing We woz robbed

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    That. I have zero connection to Raiden (a name that seems to have spread around a bunch of different Anime characters so even that makes him a "which one are you talking about? jobber) but the idea of a couple of Train Bots to add to the variety on a shelf appeals to me - especially as they haven't put in an appearance since Rail Racer etc 20 years ago.

    But I won't be needing six of them at Takara prices thanks. And TT timescales.

    If Pipes/Slammer are going to be next year that's a pisser, but with the World as it is right now what can we do? Not a lot.

    And with that I'm trying to recall what there actually is to come before year's end......Black Zarak and maybe Tonytron if Amazon are right on the availability?

    Man of Steel. I gave it a rewatch too (it jumps to the front of the recommendations list and I'm too lazy to scroll past it....) and I don't like it any more than I did last time I tried.

    Cavell was right for the part, and visually certainly had a lot going for him, but the material was pretty poor and you can only work within what that Objectivist Twat wants within his film.

    The stuff with Costner was offensively bad for a character that's supposed to be about hope and grounded decency. And while I'm less disturbed by the wanton destruction than a lot of people seem to have been - it's probably pretty much what would happen when a bunch of demi-gods throw down in a crowded cityscape - it all felt very empty leading to that godawful ending.

    And that pretty much set the tone for what followed. Pure dreck all the way through to the Snyder-Cult. Which would be as depressing as the Bayverse if I didn't know that within a decade it will all be reset, washed away and Warner's have the chance to try again. Hopefully this time they get a Fiege and not a Johns/Snyder to helm it all.

    Be careful who you give your billion dollar franchise to Kids, nothing is a slam dunk anymore.
     
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  8. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    Sorry for your loss bud x
     
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    As a character, Fangry feels like a missed opportunity. His tech spec bio is just brimming with potential. A mutinous wee terror with serious anger management issues? Feels like classic Furman fodder. Alas Fangry was introduced in one of Budiansky's more flaccid issues. And even then Brisko got more time on page than Fangry. Sure he started to get a little more page time towards the end of Furman's US run, with one memorably awesome Andy Wildman rendering, but there was so much going on then that he was never going to more than a minor plot function.

    G1 Fangry's bot mode is great. Boxy but with nice proportions and a great headsculpt. That big green faces really pops. What's funny about the head sculpt is how amiable and amused his expression is. Like, isn't this guy's riff that he's possessed of an uncontrollable temper?

    His beast mode is barmy. The wings/shield is just so odd and the detailing on his beast head and arms is just so un-transformer-like and has more in common with the Pretender Beasts. But I adore it. He's a mischievous little wolf that looks like he's doing a wee dance and has pinned a fan to his back.

    So I’ve definitely paid too much for too little several times as a toy collector, but I think this takes the biscuit. This may well be the most annoying, scalper-friendly, gash grab scenario I’ve engaged with.

    So you’re hip. I know that. I don’t need to explain all this stuff to you. I’m saying it for the benefit of the other guy behind you, ok? Cool. Let’s go. *clears throat* Fangry is one of the four characters release in the Target exclusive ‘Buzzworthy Bumblebee: World’s Collide’ set. A set that’s been particularly hard to get if you live in a country that doesn’t have Target. Which I don’t.

    This has led to many of us trying to get whichever characters we were desperate to get from the set from ebay at unavoidably high prices, especially when you factor in shipping in these post-Brexit times. I probably could have bought another Rodimus for what I paid for this guy. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; we are all sluts.

    And it’s so dumb. Fangry is, ultimately, a very cheap product. He’s a minor retool (sorry, partial. old habits) of the ol’ Titans Return Monsterbot mold, predominantly Grotusque with Doublecross’s beast feet, and a straight-up reuse of the Titans Return Fangry head with some fancier paint apps. I mean, they gave Repugnus a new head when he got a full size figure. For shame!

    The new bits he’s got are interesting. They’ve opted for the clunky ’88 HM style chest display (which I can’t decide if I love or hate), and he’s got new hands, new shoulders, and a new beast head.

    So despite my cynical tone, I actually think this all works really nicely. The beast mode is pretty much spot on. He absolutely feels like a modern update of the old beastie, and I love that the jaw has some articulation, limited though its range is. And it’s a really cool beast mode head sculpt. And the TR Monsterbot mode works really well on a character that’s bot mode body is as generic as Fangry’s. Also, I think the paint deco’s are really nice and classy. The TM looks so much better, and a spot of metallic blue on the knees, sir? How decadent!

    It must be said the mold feels like it’s starting to show some signs of wear. The knees are far floppier than and of the other uses, and the soft plastic that forms the beast hips and bot ankle is looking way ragged.

    I really wish this had been released in a more…normal way. I actually really like the toy. I don’t regret spending the money on him, because I’ve got a lot of love for the character, but I think that I had to pay over the odds is unfortunate. I’m likely to only actually get annoyed if they release an all-new dedicated mold for him. I’ll still buy it, of course. We are all sluts.
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    I have to be honest, I'm something of a Snyderverse apologist, but I too loaded up Man of Steel the other day and didn't get very far into it. I like Snyder's consistent tone, I like the stylishness he brings to his films, I genuinely do like him as a director. But I don't think he's done any good films. To be honest, I think it's because he's more style over substance that I like his work. It's kind of refreshing as a contrast to Marvel's output in a way - their films are always good, always fun, but usually playing things a little bit safe. Snyder has a bit of auteur in him, and I like that.

    For example, the opening of BVSDOJ, where Bruce Wayne is watching the end of MoS from the ground, and sees just two destructive aliens causing mayhem for no good reason - that's good visual storytelling right there, and sets up why Batman's going to be against Superman at an early stage. Then having Bruce quote Donald fuckin' Rumsfeld in his dialogue is an absolute crock of horseshite.
     
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    I’m fully on the Pipes hype-train. Always preferred his design to Huffers.

    Excited to finally get a look at Blaster, Blitzwing and the new Stunticon lads in the Legacy line.

    And really pumped to see where the SS86 line goes next year as well, with some cool characters on the leak listed for 2022!
     
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  12. rikkomba

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    It's probably going to be a 12-18 months window. They would want to keep consumers hanging by the promise of a gestalt - a MP Gestalt - while keeping your MP budget alive for the main line and the occasional MPM.

    I have been waiting for a new Raiden for a very long time: the Trainbots were quite prominent in my after-school Headmasters cartoons


    I am not surprised Rodimus was an unpopular leader. Look at that, a whole train booked just for himself. Cybertron has no green economy.
     
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    Blaster is an absolute must have in my opinion.
    I nearly bought the CW leader due to nostalgia about toy scale but I'm glad I didn't. New version is most definitely the business :) 

    I've been wanting a more G1/Toy accurate Generations Skids for a while and the new one fits the bill - maybe even a little too slavishly?

    Haven't seen Pointblank, but Crankcase is on... er.. point ;) . Looking forward to bulking up my Scavengers with him and my Fulcrum custom from @Ottertron :) 

    The individual stunticons look pretty good.
    So good I sold my CW versions in preparation, even though I'd originally decided I wouldn't.

    Which leads directly to @barry's qoute about us all being sluts for new transformers :oops: 

    Cheers all!
     
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    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    Wow, that MP train fella looks absolutely stunning. Reminds me of RID strongarm.
     
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    I forgot about Crankcase, him and the Stunticons both are must haves for me, and I’m hoping they add the other Triggercons, loved those guys as a kid!
     
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    Don't be sad, 2 out of 3 ain't bad

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    Also managed to finally tinker properly with Impactor at like 2am, he is a really nice figure. Both modes are solid and just had notice that Draculus is arriving tomorrow, I blame all of you….
     
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    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    It's time for daily #deskbot and its SG Megatron.

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    I think I own enough of this mould to be "whelmed" by it. It's still a great mould but I really wish they could have integrated the sword into the flying brick mode that didn't look off or have the gun running the bot mode chest.
     
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    SSBB Starscream's colours pop quite well, it's a great color scheme overall. For some reason, in alt mode I like Starscream's official mode more, with the wings down, while Armadabee Thrust looks better with wings raised. Can't wait for the other 40 repaints.

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