The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. G1 Mirage Owner

    G1 Mirage Owner My alt. mode is an Antikythera Device.

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    Sigh, email from Amazon UK letting me know they are having trouble sourcing their own exclusive Star Wars Black Series Mando figure...

    Nervous glance at all those Transformers Golden Disk pre-orders. :eek: 
     
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  2. Danforth

    Danforth Well-Known Member

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    Nice area, been there a few times for work. Also a University friend lived in Bures, went to visit them once or twice.

    Oh you sweet summer child... (/laughs in North Aberdeenshire)
     
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    You and me both. I jinxed it with an earlier post referencing Amazon having previous for not fulfilling orders.

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    Bures is very nice. Actually had a client living that way which made it easy meeting up for financial reviews. Although it was pretty good meeting them in their apartment in the Barbican. A lovely view of St Pauls from their lounge. Lots of building developments there now obscuring the once beautiful views they had.

    My best client, no longer with us sadly was from Aberdeenshire. Huntly is where she was born and bred. She was a part owner in a business in Banchory Lodge. Link to the business below. If anybody is looking for a weekend retreat/getaway, definitely consider this place. Fantastic views/setting.

    50/50 Aberdeenshire Luxury Hotel Offer | Banchory Lodge Hotel

    I’m not on a retainer or commission by them for getting people to book.

    Do you go back to Aberdeenshire very much?
     
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  4. rikkomba

    rikkomba Fishmonger Supreme of TFW2005

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    Au contraire - I had no Unicron Trilogy figures before Covid. My main collection was - still is? - CW combiners and Headmasters/Masterforce characters, with a sprinkle of Generations.
    In April of last year I thought it would be good to recover the Cybertron Defense Team, and since then it's been a slippery slope. Next delivery: Megabolt Megatron.
     
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  6. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    A successful trip was had at Smyths last night.

    Managed to pick up one of those MOTU Mega Bloks sets as well as a WWE Triple H figure - managed to get the red tights chase figure too! Although once I got home had buyers remorse as I think I'd have preferred the blue tights version as its more 'iconic' due to him wearing them in the ladder match he had with The Rock.

    Last night was the first time in a very long time that I looked at TFs in a shop. I have to say that I'm happy that I've scaled back on TF purchases as Kingdom is a confirmed slippery slope to oblivion! I was blown away with how lovely they all looked in particularly Tracks and Wheeljack.
    From the pics of Galvatron that I've seen they looked to have the correctly assembled shoulders too.
    My youngest son was impressed with the OG BW figures. He wanted Cheetor but I thought it may be a bit too complicated and fragile for him.
     
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  7. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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  8. Insurgent

    Insurgent The Amazing Tango Mysterio

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    Was just looking at my terrasaur order on amazon.com, thinking about cancelling it since a fellow threadizen kindly hooked me up with a pulse order. But then I remembered.... Amazon. So left it in as a safety order. If the pulse one turns up first, I can cancel the amazon one. If I don't get to cancel it in time, I'm certain I'll be able to shift him. Assuming he does turn up.


    And while I was on amazon US, I discovered a siege shockwave sitting in my cart. Which had been reduced. 60quid including delivery and vat. So.... yeah, that may have been ordered.:confused2 
     
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  9. bcm77

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    A suprise package arrived this morning containing,
    [​IMG]Nom Nom Nom by Brendan Mitchell, on Flickr

    BIG thanks to @Siege Fan for these, you're a legend! :) :) :) :) 

    Did another pic of Gambit where the lighting turned out moodier than anticipated so I went with it,
    [​IMG]Gambit by Brendan Mitchell, on Flickr

    @Seeaich,
    Has there been a price listed for that Dinobot kit?
     
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  10. Divebomb

    Divebomb "Not without incident"

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    I think a lot of people got into collecting again through Covid and lockdowns. I certainly rekindled my love of Lego. It is nice to have a hobby where you are not staring at a screen.
     
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    Haha - sounds like we all slip up on the plastic collecting.

    I thought the figure you have coming soon is familiar. @nice sideburns posted this in Sept. He put the head on ER Scorpy.

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    Why does Amazon think they are getting the Golden Disc items 3 entire months before Hasbro - I know they got some items previously a bit earlier but 3 months just seems really unrealisitic to me - I bet those dates get changed.
     
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    To use a phrase I heard again recently, get them round ye! :D 
     
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    Will do!...probably a bit later once I've had my tea.

    I have to pace myself because regular Jaffa Cakes disappear very quickly in my hands :D 
     
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  15. rikkomba

    rikkomba Fishmonger Supreme of TFW2005

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    Indeed, that is the plan. Brave Maximus' ETA depends on Black Zarak's release date.

    In other news, I had a free corner in the new cabinet, but Kapow Toys saved the day, this was their last one:
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    There's the (admittedly rather slim) chance that the agreement on the "Amazon Exclusive" on the Golden Disk sets may possibly have a bit of a Timed Exclusive factor giving Big Evil first dibs.
     
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    The pink and blue rangers have been at the sugar. Red ranger is glum because his Elvis impersonation career didn’t take off…..

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    In other news, I’m done with Power Rangers (again). I gave up on my green ranger preorder and got it from Amazon instead.
     
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    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    I messaged Kapow! about my Green Ranger pre-order. They said they haven't received any update from Hasbro yet and will let me know when it's in stock.

    The pre-order was made over a year ago now. When will Hasbro pull their finger out?! Well we all know the answer to that one...
     
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    In fact I went in the opposite direction - born and raised in the south, living variously in Sussex Kent Hampshire Dorset and Wiltshire, then got a job covering all those places and more... moved to Aberdeenshire a few years ago as part of a big life change. Plan to live out the rest of my life up here, health permitting. I'm two miles from the nearest post box :D 

    I like Huntly. Good farmers' market, good bookshop.

    I too have a Slammer on order at Amazon and, ever since the roundtable confirmation about Wave 5, have worried I'm in some sort of commerce cul-de-sac, wherein a new product listing will be created for actual incoming Wave 5 stock and I might miss out. Tried to explain this to Amazon chat operative this morning and they seemed pretty confident my order would be fulfilled once stock came in.
     
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    Wingfinger just arrived from Smyths, that was bloody quick! Probably because it wasn't from Yodel like all the documentation said...
     
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