The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    ...and the invoice onslaught of the month begins in earnest. Just had the invoice from ShowZ for KO Flame Toys Tarn. Expecting the PX Grimlock one any day now too. Yikes.

    ***oh fuck. Five minutes after I typed this I got the Grimlock invoice AND the Archecore Frost Light mech one too :'O(
     
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  2. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    "Haha Megatron you suck at fighting, lol loser"

    Ol' space dad Optimus doesn't come off great there.
     
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    barry Well worn member

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    But do you think he did learn why they're called Decepticons? And is it because they're dead good at shooting whilst knelt down?
    The "I'll turn your lights off" bit made me think of Irvine Welsh's 'Filth'. If you know, you know.
     
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    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    I think this could be a memory flub? I don't have any of the Siege Fan vote pack (and now mildly - only mildly mind you as it would have required also getting Cromar & a third Zetar - regret a lack of Aragon) are you one of the threadizens I split the Titan Force set with 'cuz I definitely did that?
     
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  5. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    Off to Leicester in a bit so if anyone is after anything from Leicester Old and Vintage let me know and I can ask.
     
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    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    FUCK KNOWS. I split it with some people on Twitter and I'm fairly sure one of then was on here.
     
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  7. Siege Fan

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    Today's arrivals...


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  8. Max Tower

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    Does it seem like a really long time since Select series Artfire should have shipped to anyone else ?

    Yeah I thought Bumblebee being the same height was rather odd - a small size option for minibots, the use of giftsets or 2 packs would have helped with that a size more akin to Legends would have suited more for Minibot characters. Also I'm not against the idea of small non-transforming cassette characters either in multi-packs,

    I don't mind that they don't really scale brilliantly with other things as I am not really going to be using them with anything else anyway.

    As for ReAction figures - I get the idea - I just wish they'd included knees as it's not like even figures in the 1970's an 1980's had more joiints - also rotating wrists would have helped & been a logical inclusion considering some Transformers have slide away wrist that are replaced by tools or weapons - so removable/rotatable hands would make a lot of sense on this particular brand. But I can deal with it overall - I can certainly think of a few things it would really suit conceptually speaking - The Back To The Future ones work pretty well for example. I'd say they are over priced by a few pounds compared to the quality on display i'd say £12.99 would be a fairer price more reflective of their inherent quality level & lack of complexity and number of accessories. Which is why I tend to nab them when they are on sale only.

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    Anyone know what Geeky Nerd Toys response to changing an order is - do they have issues with it like In Demand or charge some restocking fee - or would they respond possitively to a request to change an order - such as swapping an item for an item of the same price or adding something to a pre-order you forgot to include with out classing it as a new order and so requring postage ?
     
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  9. G1 Mirage Owner

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    My (pre-orders of) Prime, Megs and Soundwave were okay from a QC standpoint - but I know others weren't so lucky. The RED figures do feel like upscaled SCF figures, which definitely wasn't how Hasbro sold the idea of RED before the actual figures came out.
     
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    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    YAY PLANET X GRIMLOCK must mean not paid in full one is due to dispatch soon.
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Ebay:
    Last shout! It's ebay this evening if not sold on here by then.

    All prices are for PayPal f&f and include postage. Obviously multiple items will be grouped and can be discounted accordingly.

    Quintesson Pit of Judgement, MISB, £105
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    Earthrise Quintesson Judge, MISB, £22
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    Mech Fans Toys MS37 'Veteran' (Legends scale Kup), MIB, £17
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    Mech Fans Toys MS19 'Flame Commander' (Legends scale Hot Rod/Rodimus), MIB, £35
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    Comes with Targetmaster, Matrix, circular saw

    Dx9 War in Pocket Dinobots Box Set SOLD

    The MIB items have literally just been opened and inspected for damage then reboxed.

    Just whizz me a DM if you're interested in anything.
     
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  12. Brum Bot

    Brum Bot You’re an idiot Starscream

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    Wishing you luck if traversing the ring road in Coventry…. Fare thee well!



    Never saw the TFTM comic at home strangely… but did pick up a Spanish version on holiday with my parents as a kid! Weird how I had little to no grasp of the language but due to watching the VHS countless times I was able to roughly translate everything in my head.​
     
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    Reading your post I just realised all the dinosaur based Transformers' beast modes in G1/BW are extrapolated from bones in universe, thus explaining away scientific inconsistencies :D 

    BWUNT! :lol  New best sound FX!

    Grats! :) 
    I still think a Metroplex themed Windblade would make more sense...

    That Battle looks very much ABOVE the Ice to me!

    Also gotta love the CAPITALISATION on all TRANSFORMER NAMES. Nothing like giving the idea that they just YELL each other's NAMES! :lol 

    It's not even the right country but now I'm imagining Unicron having a Sombrero and a little wiggly pencil moustache, no idea what it's called but the stereotypical Mexican sort of one :lol 
     
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  14. Siege Fan

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    From reviews and what I've seen myself, RED figures are major budget cut shite. Dog chew toys are made of nicer plastic, they really are!

    @Xaran Alamas IT WAS THE 80S! Lol.
     
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    The hooman Memory ZIP File is easily corrupted, and/or doesn't always expand right unless correctly stimulated, perhaps one day it'll come back to you as you take a bite out of a madeleine! :lol 
     
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    Brum Bot You’re an idiot Starscream

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    :lol  and now I’m hearing the ‘Unicron’s Theme’ in a mariachi style…. Like TFTM meets Coco!
     
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  17. Xaran Alamas

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    So @LongarmMagnus just made a very interesting comparison over in the Select Series Wishlist thread...

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    I mean, the rear portion of tracks and everything are pretty much dead on... I don't know how that compares to the original SLAMMER but it does make me ponder if they have an Autobot City Ballistacannon Thingy retool in mind, with a different gun mold?
     
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    Can you say if further EU markets will be getting access to Hasbro Pulse?
     
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  20. Insurgent

    Insurgent The Amazing Tango Mysterio

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    Cool. Slammer did cameo in the movie so i wonder if this was based on his toy too? Pop the turret off and this chasis is pretty spot on to g1 slammer including the raised rear part, just with the flared side bits extra. All these years and never noticed the similarity.


    Someone trying to motivate me to work. I think he needs to work on his technique. 20211018_122351.jpg

    Those extra faces make such a difference to the poses. And his eyes are so shiney and full of life.
     
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