The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Siege Fan

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    What is the current Hall of Fame thing really about? Apart from getting your email address through Google Docs or something (possibly, maybe, I really dunno). This one just doesn't feel meaningful in any way?

    I picked Dinobot for Beast Wars since they made me, and Cyclonus for the Kingdom release because he's the shizzle. I love that there's a bunch of bots you almost certainly don't own on there!
     
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  2. MyTea Boc

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

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    Looking forward to it myself. Bring on the skelegod
     
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  3. rikkomba

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    DOTM Prime sold for 120 I think, in less than 48 hours.
    The other SS figures I had sold quickly for a good price.
    Reselling kingdom? A bloodbath.
     
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    Genetic Morg Than Meets the Eye

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    Sale threads on FB are pretty dead usually because people's prices are too high. I keep seeing people trying to sell loose MOTUO figures for £18 plus postage and fees and Kingdom figures for around the same price. Sure, everyone wants to break even but people aren't going to pay the same price or more for pre-owned figures they can still buy online brand new. Reasonably priced sales threads still shift stuff quickly.

    The latest thing killing the last latest thing has been ongoing forever, like the MP-10 Prime reducing MP1 nothing and MP-11 jets dropping MP-3 and the igear versions to sub £100.

    It is weird though how the third party scene has died since the MP line waned in popularity and the Generations line made a comeback. MMC are still doing okay thanks to their IDW themed figures and being Generations scaled but the backstabbing and treachery have killed most of the others off.

    86 studio series wave 1 suffered a glut like most first waves but the rest is harder to get.

    Earthrise was doing really well and wasn't easy to get so a lot of retailers went in big on Kingdom, only for it to be everywhere and for Pulse to open. The fossilizers sold like crap and the beasts sold slightly better. With the G1 characters being reissues for the most part, the line has been a giant turd.

    The new Legacy line looks awful too so I wouldn't be surprised if retailers start cutting their orders dramatically.

    Meanwhile Marvel Legends and Star Wars black are still being offered under code names to prevent leaks so retailers have to order quantities of products that could be literally anything. That's why those keep ending up on clearance too.
     
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    MMC seem to have the most reasonable themes, and the stuff they do is more well thought out for retooling and repaints so hopefully it’s a sustainable business model, and there stuff impresses me a lot.
     
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    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    "No escape for long, Arcana! Brainstorm already I have, and soon you too!"

    - The Transformers S04E09: 'First Principals' (3/5)

    (apologies for no responses yesterday. I'll try to catch up this afternoon if I can. Particularly bad of me to stir up Brainstorm Discourse and run, but suffice to say everyone is wrong but me, also I'm very handsome)
     
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    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    As has been noted elsewhere, a number of the "nominees" listed are already Hall Of Famers, case in point Mister D was inducted in on the 2010 vote, and Blackarachnia who I plumped for was also voted in in the 2018 vote which I had totally forgotten (some stuff has happened between 2018 and now, yeah?), so, yeah, not a clue what Hasbro are doing here besides cocking up? Are they rebooting the Hall of Fame or summink?
     
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    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    #Deskbot of the day is SS54 Megatron.

    Do I like it more than the Rotf or TLK versions? No.

    Do I like it? Mainly for the alt mode.

    Am I glad I recently discovered he can hold APC Meg's sword and CW Cyclonus' gun? Mostly.

    Am I recycling yesterday's joke? FUCK YEAH! *PEW PEW*

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  9. motorthing

    motorthing We woz robbed

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    I suspect #give-the-job-to-the-intern11723 may have played a role in it's completely clueless selection. Also Windows 97.
     
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    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    My inner cynic says they're just doing a quick popularity poll to have some 'content filler' for pulsecon. Can't spend the whole time talking about shitting free to play loot box traps.

    Maybe one of their 'celebs' pulled out. It does feel a bit ramshackle.
     
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    Not Taboo, tell me it isn't Taboo!

    I was gonna get drunk when he was on! Now I'll have to get drunk because he isn't!
     
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    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    We can only pray now....
     
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    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Today's bout of Curb Your Enthusiasm level bad timing: being sat in the waiting area of maternity care with the wife waiting on a checkup and on the waiting room TV is Lorraine talking about miscarriage.....

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    Right, folks, I'm selling everything. Literally EVERYTHING. My sales thread follows:

    All prices include P&P to UK. If you buy more than one there's a chance I may discount. Some prices might be a bit flexible. PM me if interested.

    WFC Siege
    Ratchet ON HOLD
    Hound - £18
    Crosshairs - £20
    Springer - £25 SOLD
    Optimus ON HOLD
    Mirage - £18
    Jetfire - £73
    Starscream - £20
    Thundercracker - £25
    Skywarp - £40 SOLD
    Apeface - also has TR Titanmaster head as well as original - £20
    Spinister - £20
    Shockwave ON HOLD
    Soundwave plus minions (all of Spy Patrol 3 - which can be separated) - £40
    Impactor (Decepticon) - £20
    Sixgun - £18
    Barricade - £20

    Netflix WFC
    Megatron (2 pack) ON HOLD
    Hotlink ON HOLD
    Sparkless Seeker ON HOLD
    Bumblebee - £30
    Elita One - £20
    Optimus plus yellow Battlemasters - £28

    WFC Earthrise
    Smokescreen - £18
    Arcee - £15
    Bluestreak - £20
    Allicon - £22 SOLD
    Grapple - £14
    Skylynx - £50
    Optimus - £25
    Hoist - £18
    Trailbreaker - £19
    Wheeljack with Go Better addon set - £20
    Sunstreaker with upgrades - £20
    Cliffjumper - £12
    Snapdragon - £28
    Runamuck (the white one) - £16
    Ironworks - £10

    WFC Kingdom
    Cyclonus - £20
    Huffer - £14
    Ultra Magnus - £40
    Rodimus Prime - with box - £72
    Red Alert - £20
    Inferno - £20
    Warpath - £14

    Studio Series 86
    Grimlock - with box - £45
    Scourge - unopened - £30 SOLD
    Wreck Gar - unopened - £32
    Gnaw - unopened - £20
    Jazz ON HOLD
    Blurr - should have box - £14
    Kup - should have box - £14
    Hot Rod - should have box - £22

    Studio Series Bumblebee
    Optimus Prime - £30
    Starscream - with box - £23

    Generations Selects
    AU Dead Optimus SOLD
    Skywarp and Sideswipe - will check for box - £40
    Prowl and Ironhide SOLD
    G2 Ramjet - with box - £30
    Redwing - with box - £35
    Tigertrack - with box - £23
    Deep Cover - with box - £20

    Other
    Cybertron Voyager Starscream - £10
    Combiner Wars Optimus Prime - £18
    Combiner Wars Skywarp leader ON HOLD
    Fall of Cybertron Blaster with Steeljaw - £10
     
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  15. Skywarp SCS

    Skywarp SCS AKA "Pretender Skywarp"

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    Given that they thought Star Saber was the “first” canon Japanese character they had released in toy form, maybe they are trying their own version of the “New 52”? :D :p 
     
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    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Shame to see Brian goldener has died. Rip purveyor of awesome toys.
     
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    Ooh, that's me birthday! I may be in some sort of minority looking forward to that. Revelation, not my birthday. Though the statement is true for both.

    I felt that! Needless to say, but still worth saying, I really hope the results of the check up are all clear and positive!

    "I don't belong here! I'm not one of them!"
    "Prime, we can make a deal!"
    "Optimus- a word, perhaps?"
    "Oh, please."
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  18. Siege Fan

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    I'm likely gonna wind up buying that Lego castle after all with the NI Spend Local card. Was gonna buy oil but since prices are rising by the week and I haven't received zip, I had to buy the oil anyway :rolleyes: 
     
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  19. rikkomba

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    Hello, are you me?
    If so, please send me your minicons.
     
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    Apparently today is bring your bear to work day……..

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