The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Insurgent

    Insurgent The Amazing Tango Mysterio

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2017
    Posts:
    6,567
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Bonnie Ol' England
    Likes:
    +33,336
    The matrix looks like a large green hexagonal nut? I did not know that about the marvel comic. I always just assumed it either looked like the movie or like it did in the early marvel issues.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  2. Siege Fan

    Siege Fan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2019
    Posts:
    9,545
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +43,761
    I actually prefer the original figure because DoE was the first time I ever saw the character. The horses... Mcfarlane are doing a BAF one with their TDKR line, plus a 'who knows how it'll turn out' one with yet another Gunslinger Spawn. After that... Mythic Legions? Maybe HLJ?

    Really not sure, but I want one too!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Xaran Alamas

    Xaran Alamas Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2018
    Posts:
    5,426
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Caminus
    Likes:
    +26,150
    Want to know something funny? I realised the other day when I had been talking about thinking I had seen Masters of the Universe as a kid I was thinking of Defenders of the Earth :lol  I mean, similar titles and similarly sci fi setting including I think transplanting some traditionally more fantasy characters into a sci fi setting. Kinda makes me wonder if DoE was trying to cash in on MotU's popularity? That said I've no idea when they were released relative to each other ^^
     
    • Like Like x 7
  4. motorthing

    motorthing Just the Toys Ma'am

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Posts:
    20,410
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Location:
    Sarf Lunnun Tarn
    Likes:
    +73,115
    IMG_20211103_101608.jpg "just leave me be.......enough with the torture porn already,"
     
    • Like Like x 13
  5. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Posts:
    22,392
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    382
    Location:
    Wild Wild West Yorkshire
    Likes:
    +110,910
    After finding out his original death was, I've always felt there are possible vestiges of it in the animation of the actual scene, like the four Sweep's blasts still being continuous beams on their action shot, and the initial groaning, kneeling and straining reaction of Mags post-shooting could fit the original initial straining against "laser ropes" character animation recycled without the ensnaring beam effects right up until he loses his footing, and the shot reverses for his hitting the floor and exploding. It's the way he moves that suggests to me a pulling himself together motion BUT is that context I'm applying with the knowledge of the alteration?

    I mean it is pretty common for animators to salvage what they can when a scene well into the animation process gets dropped or cut but was the decision made that late? Someone ask Flint Dille!
     
    • Like Like x 8
  6. G1 Mirage Owner

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

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2021
    Posts:
    1,186
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    Grays, Essex
    Likes:
    +8,742
    My cheap as chips Transform Element Optimus Prime has arrived from Show-Z. Very nice figure, will have a good play around with him later.
     
    • Like Like x 8
  7. Brum Bot

    Brum Bot You’re an idiot Starscream

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Posts:
    7,482
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    UK
    Likes:
    +33,484
    It’s funny, I think there’s a lot of Magnus love in the air today….

    I know there’s a lot of talk and hype about XTB’s upcoming version of him, but that’s made me get the big boy off the shelf and appreciate him like I haven’t done for a while.

    CCF854EA-7C41-4EE0-8A8F-9268AFD6D117.jpeg 7ECECA25-779B-4AB4-991A-53600D8FE155.jpeg

    I’m certainly not going to get too trigger happy and move him on yet. Will wait for the in hand reviews and QC reports before I even consider changing.
     
    • Like Like x 11
  8. rikkomba

    rikkomba Fishmonger Supreme of TFW2005

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2004
    Posts:
    4,547
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Unicron
    Likes:
    +16,209
    Why troll forum users on forums?
     
    • Like Like x 6
  9. Apollux

    Apollux Turbomaster

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2017
    Posts:
    2,004
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +20,051
    Ebay:
    Thanks mate, yeah in NZ we didn't really get American comics or TV reliably until the mid-late 90's.

    But we did get oversized reprints of the Phantom published by Frew comics in Australia.
    002_Giant_size_Phantom-front_cover_1024x1024.jpg
    With snazzy Brian Bolland style covers natch!


    Must admit I have a soft spot for DoE.
    Is that the series where they showed the origin of the current Phantom and he had a twin bother (who was evil obviously)?
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2021
    • Like Like x 8
  10. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Posts:
    22,392
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    382
    Location:
    Wild Wild West Yorkshire
    Likes:
    +110,910
    And in the originally-intended grey, not the by accident and run with purple cossie to boot?!
     
    • Like Like x 6
  11. Lothar Hex

    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Posts:
    4,351
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +22,827
    Why do I feel like the protagonist in a Chucky movie?

    Honestly while I prefer CW Magnus, not seeing the "hate." Seems like a perfectly cromulent toy.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  12. Apollux

    Apollux Turbomaster

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2017
    Posts:
    2,004
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +20,051
    Ebay:
    Well kinda, they were black and white strips from the 40's-80's so on the inside he was always grey scale. Covers were colour, and he was mostly purple, but the print/paper quality was so cheap you never had to worry about holding on to the covers for long....

    The most disappointing aspect of reading superhero comics in NZ was the realisation around 9-10yo that they were actually printed in full colour in the US and just reprinted in grey scale in Australia/NZ :( 
     
    • Like Like x 10
  13. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Posts:
    4,747
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Location:
    Hucknall, UK
    Likes:
    +5,909
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    YouTube (Old):
    The 1st one is the one I like most.

    I thought the sound is there in the movie. The creaking you can hear is from what was originally planned but it seems to be Magnus groaning.

    I'm sure I'd heard that they kept the sound in the movie. Oh well, I'll blame old age.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2021
    • Like Like x 5
  14. barry

    barry Well worn member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Posts:
    16,467
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    Leeds, UK
    Likes:
    +134,500
    Way, way back it didn't even look like anything. It was more akin to some abstract power that could just be stuck in some kid's heid.
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 11
  15. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Posts:
    22,392
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    382
    Location:
    Wild Wild West Yorkshire
    Likes:
    +110,910
    Well, now, that sure adds weight to the "also some recycled animation in there" Theory!
    OP may be a Power Bottom but he gives terrible head! :p 
     
    • Like Like x 5
  16. rikkomba

    rikkomba Fishmonger Supreme of TFW2005

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2004
    Posts:
    4,547
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Unicron
    Likes:
    +16,209
    If Kingdom was a penis, Ultra Magnus would be smegma.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Shushen

    Shushen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2020
    Posts:
    227
    Trophy Points:
    92
    Likes:
    +1,469
    The Phantom had a completly diferent history in Scandinavia. There scandinavian magazines had a free reign to get a lot of scandinavian writers and artist to make completly new stories. Mostly about the historical phantoms.So they got to pick and choose from different time periods to create stories from.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  18. Primacron

    Primacron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Posts:
    1,042
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +5,830
    He’s just a soldier!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  19. Lothar Hex

    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Posts:
    4,351
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +22,827
    Can I get a little more info on your issues? Genuinely curious.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  20. rikkomba

    rikkomba Fishmonger Supreme of TFW2005

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2004
    Posts:
    4,547
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Unicron
    Likes:
    +16,209
    There are people on planet who spent real money to purchase KUM.
     
    • Like Like x 4