The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Genodectes

    Genodectes Well-Known Member

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    Optus Nox, because I want to see how that system of joints and posing works in person, and D-Zef Continuum as he’s a murder chicken from space and I really like that. I’d love the rest of the DJD, as MMC not Tarn is amazing but they are hard to find at a decent price without importing and getting hit with the extra costs. The third Party Devastators are always around, but it’s hard to tell if it’s a knockoff or legit and I’ve heard a few bad stories. So I think I’ll be picking up a few select ones that appeal, as cost is a factor
     
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  2. motorthing

    motorthing We woz robbed

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    I don't have anything 3P on order because I've pretty much got everything they are likely to provide - even TT coming up with MP Skids means that pretty much the last Carbot I care about is now getting done.

    3Ps more or less bursting their own bubble AND running out of stuff a big enough crowd are going to want is why a lot less of us are fussed about them - Darwinian survival of the fittest has culled it down to a handful of companies that don't interest me for the most part.

    Even MMC who at least stuck to their guns and continue to make interesting stuff just can't get past that Cassie Sark design influence that means less of what they do appeal to me. Yes, I know it's kept a lot of their IDW line consistent, but to me the thin, trapezoidal limbs look dated and will never fit in with what now forms the bulk of my display collection - WFC.

    Other than that it's just the odd Iron Factory release I'll keep an eye on - and there's a lot less of those these days too. Them opting to go for stylised-samurai designs means that's just money saved.

    3P seven years ago was what was keeping this hobby vital, now it's not and Hastak are doing what they should have been doing - selling to me/most of us.
     
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  3. Lothar Hex

    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    Only 3p stuff I have in the pipeline are Planet X Cacus, which is due soon, and Trans Arts Transmetal 1 Megatron. I'm sure something else will be announced that I'll want to mate with again though.
     
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    Commander Class Wheelie

    "You may think I'm annoying and pedantic, let's see how you like when I'm colossal and gigantic!"
     
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    his voice goes from that high pitched whine to a deep bellow
     
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    :lolol 
     
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  7. IrnBro

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    maybe i should learn how to do some icing
     
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    I blame Comics and their slutty sale... mostly.


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  9. Xaran Alamas

    Xaran Alamas Well-Known Member

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    I would hardly say there's no love of 3P in this thread, heck I blame this thread for much of my exposure to 3P figures. I've bought a few 3P figs from threadizens - at least two from @Napalm :D  - and people aren't shy showing off 3P figs in here.
     
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    "You made fun of me and called me a stooge

    Now run in terror cause im fuckin huge"
     
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  11. robotmel

    robotmel *All must transform*

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    Late to the game but I've just found out that Takara Legends Godbomber comes with compatible Combiner Wars ports! :eek: 

    Anyone here who owns GB, have you tried adding CW limbs? I need to search for pics! :D 

    Godbomber - Transformers Wiki

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  12. G1 Mirage Owner

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    I'm going to be coming back to this part of the thread with the blame-hammer when Smyths Christmas shelves in 2024 are chock full of Commander class Wheelie - still without any leg articulation. :p 
     
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  13. robotmel

    robotmel *All must transform*

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    Found a pic - seems to be just his legs you can swap out. :cool: 
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    Talking of Combiner Wars - please check my updated sales thread for some lovely Mint In Sealed Box/Mint On Sealed Card transforming robits! ;) :p 
    Robotmel's UK Junkyard: Transformers Masterpiece, CHUG & more!
     
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  14. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    A real Boneheaded move! :p 
    Get some Vaseline/Discount Shop KO off-brand Petroleum Jelly on those babies PRONTO, it's possible that may recover them if they're not too far gone like my G1 Prime's tyres!
    I was gonna suggest the Botropolis set to snag the Astro Squad's Cosmonauts redeco but, boy, howdy, looks like they only have ridonkulously overpriced third Party seller listings left! $105 Damned yanquee dollars?! I should very much cocoa!
    @w00dimusPr1me Siding with the Wisdom of Brian here, deffo debts first, and hang fire for the plethora of 2010 and/or Platinum Unicrons that may get shifted at bargain prices due to folks trading up to the Haslab, maybe?
     
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    :lol Ahahahahaahhahahahhahahahaa:lolol 

    Hey, hey @Imperator ! Hey! We found the plot for your Wheelie episode!:lol 

    :p 
     
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    I agree, from what I can tell there was definitely a switch in strategy internally. Once the TF team had some evidence showing 3rd Party offerings, they could estimate the money left on the table.

    My friend's Fan survey from the 2015 Auto Assembly also really helped provide solid evidence for what fans wanted.

    I remember this image, I also remember a couple of UK Threadizens salivating over the prospect of a potential Road Caesar/Big Motivator retool.
     
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  17. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Toy Connections

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    Other than MMC there hadnt been much great stuff from 3P for a few years unless you want 6 MP Springers. This year has been a bit better. I've also fallen down the Fans Hobby trapdoor.

    Purple Potato is just fantastic. So innovative yet at the same time feels so obvious in hand, like was Shockwave going to be reformatted at one point in the script? This is what 3P used to be.

    Banana Force Black Fire Convoy is amazing.

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    Studio Cell Pumpkin is - for me - the perfect Unicron. Not too big and not hiding a complete dining set on his back and legs like the Haslab.

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    MMC Reformatted keeps on trucking. Their Ocular Max line isn't afraid to go weird and obscure. Srellarus Prominium is the sex.

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    I feel 3P should give us toys that Hasbro never will. Fill gaps, put right molds that once went wrong, take chances. Not actively compete.
     
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  18. Insurgent

    Insurgent The Amazing Tango Mysterio

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    Finally installed the dna kit i bought earlier in the year. Oh yeah, now he's a pimpin scorpion of death! With a proper shield!
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    It did indeed have the transclearant visor too. I know there's another two kits but skipping those, this is all my scorponok needed.
     
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    behold my terrible drawing skills. Also didn’t anticipate how big a Commander wheelie would be so this had to straddle two pages
     
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  20. motorthing

    motorthing We woz robbed

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    That was him? Bravo. IMG_20211016_131953.jpg

    Just Plastic Ange to open and that's another MCU full set done.

    Now watch the Film turn out shit.
     
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