The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. bcm77

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    This morning I recieved the blu ray of Goodfellas I got for a couple of quid on Music Magpie so that'll be my post football distraction.

    I have recently been watching several reviews of gangster movies on YouTube by a former member of one of the New York crime families who somehow managed to walk away from the life without being whacked. Also going to go for obvious classics such as the first 2 Godfather movies, Casino and Donnie Brasco.

    Scarface has long been a favourite movie of mine so I already have that....at times I want to go full Tony Montana and introduce the United dressing room to my little friend....she's small, furry and would bite the fuck out of their feet for bad performances...or good ones to be honest :D 

    Official Beast Wars Ravage is £50 = Fuck right off.....I think it looks so poor I wouldn't waste rapidly diminishing shelf space displaying it in either mode and the asking price makes a mockery of the "But 3rd parties are always overpriced" argument.

    @Siege Fan,
    Tell your pal who collects wrestling figures that the quality of those custom t-shirts I passed on the link to is pretty good.

    I got my initial order this morning and have just tried the "Hulk Rules" one on Defining Moments Hogan and it's a decent fit...the full selection is also on ultimatefigureshirts.com and many are 20p cheaper at £3.69 each instead of £3.89 like the ebay site.
     
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    After a travel nightmare today (it took me three and a half hours to make a journey that usually takes 46 mins) when I finally charged my phone I checked my emails and lo…. A reduced price offer for Trailcutter on EBay so Flatline shall indeed join my fledgling DSD (Decepticon Science Division). Ravage is not worth £49 so that’s finally a Decepticon toy I’ll gladly turn down, because the mark up is way too much so it seems Draculus is my limit.

    Skids looks all kinds of meh, it’s like you gave a child a protractor and ruler then got them to draw a car. The design just leaves me cold and hollow, just like the figure…

    Bulkhead has a decent look, and the alt modes actually a great update. But I wonder if he is going to be like Inferno and basically be a tall Deluxe rather than an actual Voyager. The Energon fan in me likes the clear weapons though. He’s using a tarpaulin as a shield in one pic though which is a bit weird..
     
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    I like that Bulkhead. Not at all what I expected but a real original take on a neo-classic character with a very original vehicle mode. Although someone at Hasbro didn't think through giving him a shield which is a folded canvas.

    Skids is almost too G1, weird having that hit the market so close to the MP but then... Kingdom exists. I will grab one, but very glad I have the last one for my IDW shelf (although I should have gone comic colours for that shelf over the Takara version).
     
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    I'm kinda the opposite. Like a lot of post-Animated characters Bulk head had a non-traditional body shape. This new version to me is a bit like "what if we took Animated/Prime Bulkhead and made him look more like everyone else"?

    (I just miss the Animated/Prime days when there was a whole variety of body shapes and designs in Transformers. We seem to be stuck in a rut of "everyone is a box!")
     
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    Legacy Bulkhead reminds me of Bayverse Hound.

    Legacy Skids reminds me of Kingdom Ultra Magnus. After less than two years, Earthrise is already getting a homage.
     
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    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    Yikes. No, no thank you.

    Guess I'll be looking for a PFE or PRID version then...

    Skids looks fine I guess. Not sure if I'll bother though

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    I think Bulkhead is ok but have this feeling he lacks size when you see this:

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    I hope his scale in bot mode isn’t on the diminutive side. I’m sure an upgrade kit will be done to at least increase his height.

    Shame they couldn’t adapt the Doubledealer mould as at least that would give more mass/size plus there is a leg extension kit for that figure already out:

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    Skidz looks acceptable.
     
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    That's totally fair; for all its faults I still appreciate the experiments with robot mode designs that started with Revenge of the Fallen, so I get what you mean.
     
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    Skids is a box. But he works.

    Bulkhead is a box. He does not work. In fact, he makes me laugh for some reason.

    Both easy passes.


    Sold out. But he's on aliexpress for the same. I'll get him next year when I've paid other debts.
     
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    Also had shipping notification for TE Prime. Looking forward to getting him in hand.

    I’ve updated my sales thread, but in summary, I’ve added TT MP-39 Sunstreaker to the sales pile. If anyone’s interested, give me a shout, sure I could discount a bit for a U.K. Threadizen :) 
     
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    Would anyone be interested in a newly arrived SG Prime/SG Ratchet as a set or individually? I ordered for Prime but managed to grab one in the mean time.
    Was thinking £50 all in or £27 for Prime and £25 for Ratchet all in.
     
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    motorthing We woz robbed

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    I'll be honest, neither is doing a lot for me from those pics. Skids looks ok at best and it looks like they've fucked his knee articulation (yet again, why do this Hastak?!) By plonking some panel directly behind the knee just like they've done to other WFC Carbots. So far only the Fragile Datsuns and Kingdom Mirage have gotten a full range of leg movement.

    This is not ideal.

    Bulkhead.....apart from the fact he's more or less a total translation of BayHound, is again ok. Looks functional but not that exciting, and I'd agree with earlier comments that some of the boxiness could have been ditched for a few more curves on this fella.

    No doubt in hand I'll have to have them, but I'd like a bit more "excitement" in the upcoming designs I care about. Functional/That'll Do isn't really good enough anymore.
     
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    Really not digging how boxy these guys look. Not giving me any hope for the Armada figures they will be doing
     
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    Oooh skids come to papa you sexy beastie
     
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    Ew, no thank you!
    Well, now, I was thinking of picking up a (hopefully) clearance Wingfinger to EEeeeeVIL-ise with a black dye-dipping but you make an excellent case for going bone white to match with Ractonite!
    The Preds were where it was at in Beast Hunters design-wise IMHO!
    As m'learned colleague asserts they're pretty much scaled to CHUG Legends, especially latter Prime Trilogy Legends.
    MFT sorta bifurcated into Lost Planet (Purely NuDiaclone KOs/extrapolations, and now some more original craziness like the "SPACE" gear), and the MS you have there, Mechanic/Mech Soul (TF Legends & Legend+s)
    Is it the gagillion wheels, including the very redundant ones that are there just to mimic his OG Prime upper back wheels, that was very much an "Oh, dear" from me. It's pretty clear how he'll end up a TFP Prime, innit?
    Not sure it's a "No" from me though, there's a wee niggling notion of appeal at the thought that it's very much the sort of box he would've ended up if he were a G1 toy updated to the modern aesthetic? It's there, niggling. Also: Mace Fist. Needs Moar Guns besides that apparently gatling peashooter there!
    I love pretty much everything about Skidsbox, even though he's leaning so 'toon-etic, bar the weapon loadout but I'm sure Matrix Workshop or someone else will rectify his janky guns - the transclearant weapons though, eh? Sure seems like an indication that the "Energon Monster" could be a return of the Energon Terrorcons with their assemblable energon weapons, yeah?
     
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    Based on the 5mm ports he’s not looking really very big, I think he’s going to be around the current Grapple/Inferno size. Those ports on his forearms help with scale, and he’s not especially big. He might have presence, but yeah I’d have preferred something Doubledealer sized just for the heft
     
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    That Bulkhead reveal is interesting, I don't not like it but it is surprising quite how far he is from his Animated and Prime iterations. Definitely closer to G1 does Bayverse.

    Skids does look the part - mostly - but it looks like there's the same issues with recent figures (clear windows showing too much, hollow janky legs), so hopefully he's not a pain to transform and pose.

    Also why not save both reveals til tomorrow?
     
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  18. bcm77

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    The name Skids always makes me think of the 2 Andy's from "Hot Fuzz"....."Now who's being childish?" :D 
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    The figure is a lot more original G1 than IDW so it's different enough from the last one, but the LG version of IDW Skids was one of the last figures to get a better paintjob from Takara so I'm more attached to it even with the feet related balance issues.

    I think Bulkhead is a nice interpretation of a real world version and he doesn't appear to have been attacked by the bean counter and his plastic gouging device as severely as many main line toys. I just don't think the headsculpt quite hits the mark.
     
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    Well, Skids and Bulkead look awful. Easy skip.
     
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    We are all sleeping on the most important detail: Bulkhead has minicon ports.
     
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