The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Apollux

    Apollux Turbomaster

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2017
    Posts:
    1,900
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +18,744
    Ebay:
    Not really to my knowledge, however this is very subjective tbh.

    My impression is they've done their best within their budget to bring these characters to the generations line, retaining the spirit of the characters, but meshing their aesthetic closer to the WFC current style.

    Purely speculating here, but I know Prime and Animated were quite a few years back, but potentially not that long ago in terms of engineering improvements. So there's quite a few factors that might be pushing the team in the direction they've taken, cost, ease of retooling, fitting in with the line, reducing design time etc.

    I love the logo and design ethos around Legacy, it's very neon :) 

    Though I do hate it when people leak slides from videoconferences as it seems like an excellent way to get somebody fired. Poor CSutton from Family Dollar :( 
     
    • Like Like x 18
  2. Decepticreeps100

    Decepticreeps100 Bite your face

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2016
    Posts:
    7,030
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +32,671
    Shame about C Sutton, his days at Blackburn seem a long way away now. A quick question to the hive posse, some of you have seen the new Stunticon from Legacy wave one, are there pics somewhere please or have I got the wrong end of the stick.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  3. Siege Fan

    Siege Fan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2019
    Posts:
    9,130
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +41,198
    Cheers! Though if you could just lie to the credit card people for me...
    ...

    Just scored the 1992 annual that completes the collection for under £7 :D 
    ...

    New Figures Based On The Seven Deadly Sins From McFarlane Toys - Meliodas, Ban and Escanor
     
    • Like Like x 6
  4. drmick

    drmick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Posts:
    2,463
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +4,342
    • Like Like x 3
  5. Siege Fan

    Siege Fan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2019
    Posts:
    9,130
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +41,198
    Popped up on Amazon, World of Books was the seller. Listed as acceptable but I'm not fussy on the condition of old books, and certainly not for that price!

    Speaking of books... £7 clubcard deal in Tesco. Young adult and still better written than the comics! Amazon sell them too.


    20211006_232550.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 5
  6. Convoy

    Convoy 90's Robot

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2017
    Posts:
    3,927
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +12,305
    [​IMG]

    Hadn't seen this pic before
     
    • Like Like x 13
  7. jhs8swd

    jhs8swd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Posts:
    431
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +1,572
    Great purchase!

    Deku Deals - Nintendo Switch price tracking and wishlist notifications will be your friend (along with a massive microSD card). The deals go around and around... and you have 4 years or so of some excellent games to catch up on.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  8. Siege Fan

    Siege Fan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2019
    Posts:
    9,130
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +41,198
     
    • Like Like x 3
  9. Napalm

    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Posts:
    14,035
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +70,169
    • Like Like x 8
  10. saucesmithco

    saucesmithco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2015
    Posts:
    1,655
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +10,175
    Sad that it's not more of a G1-style Metroplex, but my wallet is somewhat relieved!
     
    • Like Like x 6
  11. MyTea Boc

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

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Posts:
    10,165
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    Likes:
    +56,385
    Ebay:
    I'm thinking of sausage rolls with a layer of cheese baked into the pastry. I shouldn't have skipped dinner.

    But it's true. I want train bots, but the final price has me bumhole puckering.

    Huh. I'm not sure. I'm not out. I'm not in. I'm playing in the shallows.

    I'll dive in, I'm sure. The lure of the big Bois always proves too strong.

    Darkness envelopes him
    PicsArt_10-06-11.49.15.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 11
  12. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2017
    Posts:
    6,814
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Likes:
    +26,709
    I know it's a terrible photo but I can see enough of Cybertron Metroplex there to tell that it's an incredibly easy swerve for me. I do hope that future characters or size classes don't hinge on him selling well because I honestly can't see it being a big seller at all.

    New logo is VERY 'Marvel Legends' innit?
     
    • Like Like x 6
  13. Siege Fan

    Siege Fan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2019
    Posts:
    9,130
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +41,198
    Yup, that's all exactly what I thought.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  14. DaftRaider

    DaftRaider Sir Not-a-Decepticon

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Posts:
    2,611
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    London, England
    Likes:
    +18,705
    Finally! A Titan I don't want. I'm running out of room...
     
    • Like Like x 9
  15. rikkomba

    rikkomba Fishmonger Supreme of TFW2005

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2004
    Posts:
    4,250
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Unicron
    Likes:
    +14,345
    Christopher must be having a shit day.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-sutton-035b0b22/
     
    • Like Like x 6
  16. rikkomba

    rikkomba Fishmonger Supreme of TFW2005

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2004
    Posts:
    4,250
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Unicron
    Likes:
    +14,345
    1) Third party companies like TFC or MMC have proven the market fit for $600-800 combiners. There is an audience, there is demand, there an opportunity, and Hasbro is capturing it by testing the market with one of the two G1 combiners that were missing from the extremely successful Combiner Wars-based offerings.

    On top of this, 2) the Masterpiece toyline had already proved the existence of a large chunk of TFandom willing to pay more than $100 for a MP figure.
    And above all, 3) the success of Kingdom Ultra Magnus has proven that TFans will buy any TF at any price, as long as it looks like stacked boxes.

    And there you go: a MP trainbot, for more than $100, making a $600-800 combiner team.
     
    • Like Like x 8
  17. Napalm

    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Posts:
    14,035
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +70,169
    Deffo in for Metroplex. Large, silly robot man. Of course, like a true snob, I'll be calling him Megalo Convoy.
     
    • Like Like x 16
  18. Paneltron

    Paneltron “Cover your receptors, Perceptor.”

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2021
    Posts:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Likes:
    +1,649
    Stacked boxes aesthetic = chunkalicious delight
     
    • Like Like x 8
  19. John Burrows

    John Burrows Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2020
    Posts:
    359
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +2,136
    Highly recommend World of Books :cool: 

    Buy from them all the time on eBay, and I make a point of going for the cheaper, lower graded versions as when they turn up they are all in mint condition !

    Packaging isn't always stunning, usually comes in a jiffy bag but it we'll padded and they are fast.
     
    • Like Like x 9
  20. Siege Fan

    Siege Fan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2019
    Posts:
    9,130
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +41,198
    Used them a lot I've bought so many old skool annuals etc in recent months off ebay. The 1992 TF annual is always at least £40 on ebay!
     
    • Like Like x 7