The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. bcm77

    bcm77 Well-Known Member

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    @MyTea Boc,
    The initial wait was for around half an hour, then I spoke to someone briefly before being put on hold for a further 10 minutes or so whilst they faffed around finding my records. Total time speaking to a human being, roughly 2 minutes :rolleyes: 

    With how things are I realise that all doctors surgeries are being stretched to the limit so I didn't get shitty with the person I spoke to, I just got irritated by the repetition of the pre-recorded phone messages and the music which I think was an instrumental version of "I Know A Song That'll Get On Your Nerves".

    My NHS would have alternative music options for such things as well as a further audio track consisting of cute animal noises to help people stay calm during the wait :D 

    On the brighter side, it is chippy tea day and I'm in the mood for gravy :) 

    With tomorrow being another Champions League debacle in the making I may also need gravy then as well....actually I wouldn't mind it injected into my bloodstream 'cos I think it'd have a better effect than all the medication :D 

    Also trying to find somewhere that sells those Jaffa Cake doughnuts as they sound awesome!
     
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  2. Genodectes

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    Having had one with the “wrong” shoulders for a while, turning them around pretty effortlessly solves the issue. Or you could pride them apart and fix them with the various guides. Yeah there’s a pin, but there’s figures with worse shoulder issues as part of the intended design….
     
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  3. Genodectes

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    Also Galvatron crossed with Wallace and Gromit as “The Wrong Shoulders” is the IDW crossover we truly deserve…
     
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  4. Siege Fan

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    Bumpity for the lunchtime crowd :D 
     
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  5. CZ Hazard

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    I think that's quite a rare toy, from my understanding this final wave never got a release in the US.
     
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    For those following the Sonner Toys theme, my pre-order for The Ark was queried on the 7th, marked as dispatch by Royal Mail on the 8th, replied to on the 11th, I followed up on the 14th (noting the 48hr delivery was now at 6 days and says awaiting receipt at RM), replied too on the 15th to say the RM note was in error and it was actually going via DPD, and has arrived today on the 19th.

    The highlight is... I have my Ark!! :D 

    For others awaiting the Ark, the outer box is came in was twice the size of the Hasbro titan box. There's no hiding it in a green bin!
     
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  7. Genetic

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    Yep. There are some figures in the line I've never seen.

    Interesting. Whenever I go to the Smyths site I have to enter Capcha codes because it thinks my PC is infected with malware from too many attempts to reach the site (it isn't and I've only been there the once that day).

    Do it. I own the original and it's epic, though the leg fuel tanks don't like to stay in place and it suffers a bit with cosmic rust like the MP-5 Megatron feet. Hopefully that's all fixed on the new version.


    That's one I never saw - Baroness. She's now available as a pack in with the bike thing, but while they've released Roadblock three times, the hard to find figures haven't been re-released or repainted yet.


    I was lucky with the Kapow sale but this could be bad. If I keep buying toys for myself I'm going to have to get a job.
     
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  8. Genodectes

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    i remember when SS Devastator arrived and they claimed it was delivered to the door, I emailed back with if you can explain how you got it through the letterbox I’d love to know…. They dropped it off somewhere else and had to retrieve it since I wasn’t at home. Glad you got it and hope you enjoy it!
     
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  9. Rodentus prime

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    My GP sent out an email admitting that their phone system was crap and people should probably just use one of the apps (that you have to jump through a dozen hoops with a mobile phone and id forms to register) or call NHS 111 - I haven't bothered trying in the past few years...
     
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  10. CZ Hazard

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    The NHS can be frustrating at times, but their app is pretty good and much better than most GP staff and phonelines. You only really need your NHS number and a few minutes patience and you're set up. My wife's recent diagnosis of systemic sclerosis would have been much harder to deal with if she couldn't access her medical records (including all doctor notes) and co-ordinate bookings with multiple departments. Rather than leaving bookings to the hands of fate, you can select a time well in advance, to the point that we both have hospital visits pending and we managed to get them booked within 5 minutes of each other.

    It's worth setting up when you're good and healthy, so you're not adding an extra layer of stress to a situation should you really need it.
     
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  11. Astro-Furby

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    Hmm so it becomes a question of do you risk it or go to Smyths and spend £20 more to guarantee a fixed one?
     
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    Trying to find some different metal bands to listen to. Recently found A Sound of Thunder (AWESOME) Turisas (OK but kinda best doing gimmick/meme songs) and Black Veil Brides (Ritual is their only good song the rest are garbage). Any recommendations?
     
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    Ensiferum are good, a bit like Turisas, kind of Viking Metal. Amon Amarth likewise.
     
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    I'm holding out hope for a final run of the Captain America version - I'm slightly obsessed with that one.

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    So what is the current situation with Customs/VAT and TF Safari ?

    Also random question : Anyone know where I can get a throne of the Primes set still - They seem to be dried up now ?
     
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    Jesus, they've let Grant Morrison change what Kryptonite does and it's origins in the comics. That won't be a big mystery leading to jack shit, then.
     
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  18. Divebomb

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    That's gorgeous!
     
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  19. rikkomba

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    If TF Safari's shipping was 1% slower, parcels would be travelling back in time
     
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  20. CZ Hazard

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    What does it matter? DC will change it back in 5 years or just pretend it didn't happen.
     
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