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. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    MASK-ro-Masters,
    Working overtime,
    Fighting crime,
    Fighting crime!
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    It's definitely the licences sustaining that brand. The construction side of it arguably isn't as good as the discount store stuff, so you don't even get the sorta minifigs they do.
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    This sounds awful. He-Man wasn't the brightest in the Netflix show to start with! It sounds like he's getting nerfed in every sense.

    https://www.mephitsu.co.uk/post/mat...-universe-revelation-2-pack-includes-spoilers
     
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  4. Paneltron

    Paneltron “Cover your receptors, Perceptor.”

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    Good luck with the sale.

    If it wasn’t for the fact I’ve outlaid an obscene amount on TF in recent weeks I’d be well into this.

    Need to have a parsimonious run through to Christmas.
     
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  5. Insurgent

    Insurgent The Amazing Tango Mysterio

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    To me, robot mode size dictates alt mode size, not the other way around. Like how bw did it. Otherwise, the robots would be all kinds of whack. Megatron and soundwave would be tiny, the seekers would tower over everyone, the constructicons would be mahoosive, half the minibots wouldn't be minibots, the predacons would be too tiny to fight anyone bigger than bumblebee, reflector would be the actual size of his toy and bruticus would have an arm bigger than his body and a leg half the size of the other one. So to me, brainstorm being the same size as the other headmasters works much better than if he towered over them.

    But thats not to say tr is a better jet mode, or figure in general. T30 brainstorm has the much better jet mode in all respects, and probably better robot mode, though it's been a while since i had it so i don't remember properly.


    @Convoy hope your aunt makes a swift recovery.
     
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    Paneltron “Cover your receptors, Perceptor.”

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  7. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    I mean both MASK AND GI Flippin' JOE are right THERE, and Hasbro doesn't even have to pay anyone else to do 'em as crossovers and yet bupkiss!
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    Sorry for missing this earlier, didn't get a notification. The price originally was £50, at one point it was £43 but went back up, and I managed to get one when the price went back down to £43.
    Currently back at £50, but worth keeping an eye on it in case it goes down again.
     
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  11. MyTea Boc

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

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    You don't need an excuse my friend. I clearly remember them debuting in season 4 of the cartoon. Whip those lads out. Have fun.

    You can say that again.

    Yes. Yes. Yes.


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  12. Max Tower

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    Yes there is lots of options and in all kinds of colours, chrome silver, Red - allsorts.
    You usually get something else with the upgrades like his shoulder launcher or a alternative tail tip and a sword.
    You can also buy them on their own. Personally I prefer my Dinobots to match so I am a big fan of a Blackheaded Slag & a swoop with a red chest.


    Maverick repaint = Gi Joe Skystalker X-14
    Ultimate X-Panse extensive remould = Cobra Night Raven
    Missing Earthmode Hound might be a Gi Joe VAMP 'possibly' (though they could do something with Calcar with Gi Joe in mind)

    Heck even that old Human Alliance Bike that looks Kinda like Streethawk - is also very Gi Joe like too.

    But there is certainly so many fabulous Gi Joe vehicle i'd like to see as a Transformer I'd adore it as an ENTIRE LINE.

    I do wish they take inspiration from the Collaboration brand though and go with all original Characters rather than give into the temptation of making Gi Joe Characters or Transformers Characters "By default" - if they really must do - it then ones that makes sense Like Hound or Starscream I can deal with I guess. I don't hate the idea of a Hiss Tank Shockwave - it would work lovely - I just feel there is some merit to going all original with the robots. It makes them an additional faction to interact with your existing toys then - and not just another Cyberverse/Evergreen like eternal reset. I wouldn't mind to much if they included teeny tiny humans with them (like Action Fleet size) not so they are driven - but just as so they feel like part of the line more.
    I also think you could play with the scale a bit perhaps. such as make a large Gi Joe Vehicle and had a smaller one like a Motorscycle turn into their gun. Or even make the really small things like Motorcycles and ATV's be Micromasters.

    I can see Gi Joe Micromaster packs being something that would capture some attention.

    If they farm it properly they have a potential brand segment they can farm for quite a while. Also that small Transformers idea - doesn't hurt that it would complement Botbots or other things like that too. but then that is not that unlike the "Kitchen Crew Micromasters" I've been beggng for for years - even more so since Botbots came out.

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    Random question of the day : is there anywhere in the UK that sell Hexbugs Junk Bots - I just noticed they exist and they look like something I want to try out ?
     
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  13. Genetic

    Genetic Morg Than Meets the Eye

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    I bought something listed as in stock back in May, didn't hear anything for a few weeks so emailed them. Apparently the listing was supposed to say preorder with a due date of July, so I decided to wait.

    We're now in October, still haven't received my order and I haven't had a reply to my email about it either. PayPal claim will be going in on Friday.

    I try to be cool with other retailers as I know firsthand how things can go wrong but it's annoying to see that the in-stock/preorder thing is still an issue.
     
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  14. Genetic

    Genetic Morg Than Meets the Eye

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    Apologies for the double post, on my phone which makes it hard to edit and quote.

    I had the same thing with pulse and it was split into two parcels, don't worry about it.
     
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  15. Max Tower

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    Sorry this post has not much to do with Transformers - accept for the discussion of Mask making a nice idea for Collab/Crossovers toys.
    There is some interesting Covers of the MASK theme on Youtube if anyone wants to amuse themselves looking them up.

    Also look up the instrumental version it's "weird" - though not as weird as the instrumental version of Jace and the Wheeled Warrior's theme.

    This is the original theme though :



    I'd almost forgotten how many Vehicle's Mask breaks in the early episodes - it's a lot !
     
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  16. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    "But think about it Arcana... if I'm still here in your head, then logically..."
    "Brainstorm, this is a lot to take in."
    "Yeah! Believe me, I know!"

    - The Transformers S04E09: 'First Principals' (4/5)

    (this would have worked out a lot better if Brainstorm had a more distinctive silhouette. Oh well)

    Yes indeed. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

    I think they've come on a long way in recent years, but it's unavoidably a less fun experience than real Lego. For one thing, the QC on the bricks isn't as ludicrously stringent as Lego have, and to make sure there aren't any loose connections here or there they've upped the clutch across the board, so bricks are just a little bit too tight together. And almost every brick has mould flash on it somewhere, which is pretty egregious.

    I'm not a scale absolutist by any means - to be that is to send yourself absolutely mad with obsessively comparing the size of every mould against each other. But I do now tend towards a general rule that jetformers should usually be bigger than carformers. The standard of cars being deluxe-class, truck cabs being voyager, is more or less as far as I go. If I were to be more absolutist about it I'd insist on jets being larger leader-class toys, but who has time for that? Voyagers are fine, they exist in their own little scale bubble.

    Thing is, realistic alt modes that are even half-based in real-world vehicles do have comparable scale because real-world equivalents exist. But giant space robots don't exist (THAT WE KNOW OF!!!LOLOL) so there's no real basis for scale at all. Certainly the cartoon and comics were so inconsistent with the size of the robots that it has little to no real bearing on anything as far as I'm concerned.

    I do wonder. You can kinda excuse them for not touching MASK because it's a mostly-forgotten brand that they don't think they can sell enough units of, but GI Joe would probably really benefit from a sales boost by being hitched to a TF crossover. Maybe they've been stalling because they keep thinking they can make this shared movie universe work, and they're waiting for a crossover movie? Good luck with that, lads.

    Well, there's probably room in the next two weeks' episodes. Punch/Counterpunch gets a spotlight next week, and the week after I'm gritting my teeth for wacky hijinks with Wheelie and Gnaw, so...

    (I'm conscious that I've been leaning towards the heavier, more adult kind of stories lately, and the G1 cartoon really wasn't anything like that. More wacky hijinks, I guess. I've also got a problem that I can't set stories on Nebulos, as thanks to the end of The Rebirth I'd need Cerebros/Fort Max to make an appearance, and I don't have one)
     
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  17. w00dimusPr1me

    w00dimusPr1me Well, that's just Prime!

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    Forgive me for sounding like I'm stupid is this an honest comment? Or just pure enablement :) 
    The Listing for G1 cartoon bots on TFWiki doesn't feature either TS or TT in any cartoon episodes and my memory of Rebirth is very fresh as I watch it regularly lol

    The only reason I ask is I sold my pair after deciding to consolidate to G1 cartoon bots only and now you're making me worry :( 
     
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  18. w00dimusPr1me

    w00dimusPr1me Well, that's just Prime!

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    Morning chaps and chapettes
    where you do lot usually purchase your MEZCO TOYZ stuff from if at all?

    I've just seen Collectible Kingdoms put up a pre-order for the Halloween 3 kids and I've used them before (thanks for Rodimus!) just wondering who if anyone else may stock these?

    Thanks 12087.jpg
     
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  19. Siege Fan

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    Cheers, definitely worth waiting for a sale then.

    The Entertainer.

    Comics sometimes sell their stuff. Maybe Nerd Toys, Collectors Den, Tin Soldier, Into the Verse?
     
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  20. JSpaced10

    JSpaced10 Not Predacon: PREDAKING!

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    "Welcome to my shop! Would you be interested in this Transformer? Or this one? Or this? Or this? Or this?

    "Ooh, yes please!"

    "Well I don't have ANY of those."

    "But you'll get them in, right?"

    (shrug)

    Rhod Gilbert gets a good 12 minutes out of the entire concept of "if you're not selling it, why the &$%£ is it on display?"


    Ooh they look so good!
     
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