The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Napalm

    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

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  2. robotmel

    robotmel *All must transform*

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  3. MyTea Boc

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

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    Never saw that insecticon in that colour scheme. Nice. The energon scouts by and large were great. Particularly the terrorcons.

    Amazing shot
     
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    Nice pic :thumb I've missed your photos :) 

    Cool photos!
     
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    The mask needs to taper in way more but he's pure chonk! 14 inches long from head to tail (Teela's Mate there is 7 to give you a sense of scale). Now to find a stand that'll let me make use of those articulated front paws :D 


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

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    [QUOTE="Siege Fan, post: 19611496, member: 129923"]The mask needs to taper in way more but he's pure chonk! 14 inches long from head to tail (Teela's Mate there is 7 to give you a sense of scale). Now to find a stand that'll let me make use of those articulated front paws :D 


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    Yeah, it looks weird and ready to.pop off, but overall amazing looking pair


    Hands up who's excited for the new venom movie?

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  7. Siege Fan

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    Yeah, it looks weird and ready to.pop off, but overall amazing looking pair


    Hands up who's excited for the new venom movie?

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    It actually has inserts inside to stop that because clearly artistic licence only goes so far :oops: 
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    "Stonewall?!" cried the YouTube moneymakers... also, why is Grayson Perry pretending to be Michael Bay? No good will come of it, Grayson.
     
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  8. Toadimus Prime

    Toadimus Prime A smile better suits a hero

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    The Energon line was great. It's a shame that the gimmicks got in the way of the larger figures a bit, but the basic class guys were utterly spot on!
     
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  9. JSpaced10

    JSpaced10 Not Predacon: PREDAKING!

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    Thew’s latest “Damn it, open!” Has a whole set of the OSKO bright coloured POTP Dinobots and now I know how easily I’m led by the nose. They look gorgeous, Dino, robot or combined.
    Does anyone know if there’s a better price than £50 + VAT on AliExpress?
     
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    This is Chromehorn Forest Type. I got all of the variants, pretty sure I still have that one left to sell. Not a plug, I'm listing my stuff slowly.
     
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    That's not a bad Late Tax so long after they dropped IMO to be honest.
     
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    Hi Rikkomba, just saw your reply. :( 

    @CZ Hazard PM'd me first about CW Skylynx unfortunately, so its his unless he's willing to give up first dibs?

    In other news what bots are people most looking forward to? I'm champing at the bit waiting for Pipes hope he's not been delayed to 2022 :confused: 

    Cheers all.
     
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    @Astro-Furby,
    I've just been chatting with my buddy who also collects MAFEX figures and he says there's rumours that Psylocke might actually be released next month in Asia so if that's the case she might make it to the UK before Christmas.

    I opened Magneto a little while ago and he's f'ing fantastic, well worth the money in comparison to the imminent Marvel Legends one because it does everything better.

    Posability is super smooth due to this version of Magneto having the braids the range of movement with the head and neck joints are slightly more restricted than usual. The braids on all 3 heads are cast in a softer plastic so there's a bit of movement to them but care should be taken when doing so as they're still fairly thin and not meant to be moved as if they have bendy wires in them. I'd also advise the usual care with swapping the hands due to the design of the wrist pegs which are still the biggest weakness in the MAFEX body design. A removable peg would allow for quick & easy replacements if they included a couple of spares in each package.

    Colours are a nice mix of matte for the reds and a subtle metallic purple plus a nice bit of silver on the blobs on his collar piece.

    The cape is f'ing fantastic, multiple wires make it easy to get in all kinds of positions and it's so much more fun than fighting the plastic Hasbro ones which usually get in the way.

    3 headsculpts,

    Helmeted with a gritted teeth expression
    Helmeted with whited out eyes and a darkened face like he's drawn in the comics
    1 without the helmet which has a slight anime styling like all Medicom's heads tend to do but it still works fine with Marvel Legends figures.

    You also get,
    1 helmet
    4 different sets of hands that now have their own small sprues to keep them stored on

    2 hands with translucent power effects already attached
    ( I assume they're accurate to AoA comic art but for me still look a but meh. The best Magneto power effect is on the Mezco figure and has a pistol being split down to it's component parts and I'd like to see more things like this as it shows off Magneto's power better than generic blobs. )

    1 stand
    ( I've never actually used a MAFEX stand as they're a bit crap due to not being able to hold the weight of the figure so that rules them out for having Magneto hovering or flight poses. )

    Hasbro often do a great job in comparison to their more expensive import counterparts but with Magneto it's a no contest in favour of Medicom.

    I'm definitely up for a Jim Lee/90's cartoon Magneto if they do it....all the mould needs is a purple cape and some new heads and it's done.
     
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    Pipes is probably my most anticipated of the tail end of Kingdom too. Jackpot & Waspinator should be quite nice too. Beyond that it's all about seeing what we're getting next for me, while hoping things like Armada Starscream don't lure me into another collection hole!
     
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    Anyone follow the transformers reviewers on fb? Graham / Collector 75 has gone, his page taken over by someone else. Anyone got any idea where he's gone? I remember he mentioned a while ago he was doing stuff on another platform
     
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    Probably Terrorsaur, SG Goldbug and Puffer/Road Ranger. Though Waspinator's colours (which is why I want all the above) have definitely grown on me.
     
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    Praying the same about Slammer, I think somebody was bandying around November for US release? Hope the boats backing up doesn't delay the UK further!
    Blaster too, he's a childhood heart-throb of a 'bot.
     
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  18. Napalm

    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks guys! Anyone without an Omega get yourselves a fucking Omega innit.
     
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  19. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    As Shaggy once said... "It wasn't me".

    My bank account may laugh at me if I tried to buy one though.
     
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  20. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Mmmm...may be in the minority but the listed Commander Motormaster + Stunticons and...Tigatron, from mainline stuff? Quite low key but interested in how the MP Skids mould fares as well.
     
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