The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. privatespoon

    privatespoon Well-Known Member

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    I’ve heard of that wizard guy before. If anyone watches Outside Xbox on YouTube, one of the hosts is a distant relative & mentioned hime at some point.
     
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  2. Siege Fan

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    A link for the Archer podcast intro, I'll give it a go myself this weekend


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  3. Xaran Alamas

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    My understanding is it was due to Brexit. Pre Brexit Omegalock was pre-orders, TFS-Express was in stock. That's why I was under the belief that TFS-Express didn't do UK deliveries 0o

    But is that really the case though? The more kid focused lines still seem to have gimmicks like RiD2015, Cyberverse, some of the movie things with whatever those Energon Igniter things are etc. Maybe they feel the more adult focused Generations line should have a focus on transformation without being hampered by play features? Not saying that always happens but I have owned figures who have been severely hampered by incorporating a gimmick... Prime RiD Bumblebee comes to mind where the head reveal automorph mechanic really hampers posability and just puts the head in a really weird position.

    I know I've seen it done, but I've not done it myself.

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    Just gonna share a pet peeve of mine: PotP Prime Masters with the wrong colourschemes! Like I get the fiction says they're in hiding but it is frustrating for example that we have a Prime Master who is in Nexus Prime's colourscheme and... it's Micronus? 0o
    And like, while it's not his exact colourscheme per se, the colourscheme they gave the Alpha Trion Prime Master/Armour feels like it'd suit Vector Prime more IMO

    It just bugs me...
     
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  4. Vertex

    Vertex Herald of BD

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    I'm smashed and listening to Ned's Atomic Dustbin. Days so old I can taste the Mozzarella! Have been going round work making noises like the Alzabo from _Annhiliation_.

    And they love it. They better had. I'm now senior postdoc in the most fucked-up outfit I have _ever_ managed to stupidly fuck myself into, thus a legion of children (old enough to vote, can barely pipette) hang on my every word.

    So I have to look after them. Their careers depend on me. But I'm a drunken plastic wastrel!

    Solution: CHUG more beer

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  5. John Burrows

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    Honestly mate, so glad we had that conversation earlier in the year when you recommended them to me. Game changer !

    Our entire house LOVE the origins stuff because practically everything has a gimmick. You just don't see it often with toy ranges these days, do you ?

    I've took my MOTU ring and all my origins figures downstairs now because the wife and I play with them with the kids rather than them being sat on a shelf. One of the kids is 11, the other is 3 and it doesn't matter which of them is playing, they can both pick up any of the figures and there's something different with each one that they love and that they find memorable for role playing.

    Joey (3) now sits with the packaging and tells me which one of the "men's" we need to get next to become the "champion" (for the record, he'd like Ninjor, Hordak and REALLY wants Mosquitor :D ).

    I love Transformers, they'll always be my favourite. But Origins has reminded me what it's like to actually 'play' with stuff. Whereas I was a bit dissapointed with Ram Man as his jump mechanism is turd, the youngest thinks it's the funniest thing ever and that's his favourite when he's not charging up Scareglow with a lightbulb !

    Agree with the shout out to the Ghostbusters stuff too - going to bust Ecto out this weekend to see what that one's like :D 
     
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  6. motorthing

    motorthing We woz robbed

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    I was thinking a similar thing, Transformation is and should be "the gimmick" and I would much prefer that Generations remains with that as The Whole point and the more "Toyetic" designs and gimmicks are still there in Lines like Cyberverse or even Rescue Bots if that's the experience wanted.

    Ah the Ned's, one of the greatest Kick-and-rush pure pleasures the 90's ever contrived. Shine on you Crazy Diamond, it's just one step short of Legoland!
     
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  7. Convoy

    Convoy 90's Robot

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    Thanks @CZ Hazard @Siege Fan for the links to the podcast. Sounds like good fun. I really like Aaron Archer. He always comes across like he really loves transformers.
     
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  8. Siege Fan

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    These are today's best posts :D 

    I think I enabled Vertex on MOTU too!

    I'm actually gonna do the same with my spare MOTU ring! I wanna have Anti-Eternia He-Man fighting Vintage He-Man in the middle, Sorceress by one corner, Green Goddess, Skeletor and Hordak in the others. Zodac as the ref :D 

    Love that kids are enjoying it! I'm certainly not gonna tell you Ninjor is £12 at Kapow, Hurricane Hordak is around £17 on Amazon and Mosquitor drops a few quid on there too every other week... I've a second one coming to use the alt headsculpt.

    Ram Man's action feature I'd have foregone for a waist swivel and posable legs! Had to use a stand and pretend he was leaping lol.

    If I'd more space I'd buy Ecto-1. I'm really hoping we get more of the Fright Feature ghosts and the Universal Monsters lot :) 
     
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  9. IrnBro

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    I made some cookies

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  10. Lothar Hex

    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    Gonna be a poopy time for deliveries. The issue with the Royal Mail that @Seeaich mentioned is my purchase from him XD. And apparently MyHermes is continually losing and finding my Sneak Energy which is annoying cos that stuff got me to kick a 3 Monster a day habit but won't be here for a bit.
     
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  11. MyTea Boc

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

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    Did you make enough for everyone in the class?

    Coming on strong
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  12. IrnBro

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    ive probably given out over 200 cookies since Covid (mainly due to buying a 16kg sack of flour)

    if this was a real life forum and not an online one, all of your teeth and waistlines would be at significant risk
     
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  13. Siege Fan

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  14. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Toy Connections

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    Two of my favourites. I wrote a little essay about why I think these two work so well together in the G1 and G2 threads if anyone is interested.

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    One day I'll do my silver/Grey G1 style Megs custom with this mold.
     
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  15. 4249david

    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Thought I'd better @doucoo otherwise he won't read this until December...
     
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  16. Primacron

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    What bugs me is that they never did Waverider and Stranglehold!
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Nearly forgot...

    Anyone getting Dino Riders vibes?
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    53FF6015-C9AE-4002-8432-0988DB78B0AB.jpeg When you leave in a rush and just have to make do…..
     
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  19. w00dimusPr1me

    w00dimusPr1me Well, that's just Prime!

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    Guys and gals!
    I’m having a semi existential crisis of some what’s and require some assistance.

    I want (possibly need) a Unicron for my collection. I have no space currently to display him however in any mode.

    ShowZ have Studio Cell (well Pumpkin) available for what looks like £204 including slow postage or about £10 more for fast.

    I really should be spending the cash on paying off debts or towards other things but he’s niggling at me.

    Whilst I think I’d much prefer Cell due to colours or Haslab, the price difference over Pumpkin is mad.

    Help me hive mind!

    (Side note I’m just off to watch Venom 2, wish me luck lol)
     
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  20. robotmel

    robotmel *All must transform*

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    Good morning folks!

    I've updated my sales thread with some new bits and bobs including Kingdom, Earthrise, Titans Return, Selects, Siege and loads of CHUG stuff - feel free to take a browse! ;) 
    Robotmel's UK Junkyard: Transformers Masterpiece, CHUG & more!

    Also noticed this on the tyres of my MISB MP10 - concerning? :eek: 
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