The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. 4249david

    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    I'm not surprised at that. The MP scale version has pants with a chest cavity. It came with Silverbolt, but he was significantly more expensive than the limb bots.

    Pants and exoskeletons are the only way to get stability at scale, but it's not as necessary as you reduce the size. That said, they aren't going to redo the entire thing so something similar isn't that surprising.

    The MP figures are great for combined mode, so if the smaller ones are just as good, you'll have a ball with them!
     
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  2. Darc

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    As per other posters they seem to be more inept than malicious.
    Oh, and they usually have semi hidden vouchers that apply to all instock items (despite them saying otherwise) . Currently i think freeac gives free shipping and jptoys10 gives 10% off on zavvi uk site and EverySavingsIE for 15% off on the irish site.
     
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  3. Apollux

    Apollux Turbomaster

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    Last I attended was back in 2015 for Auto Assembly, does that mean I'm also popping my TFNation cherry?

    Just found out the pass I bought in 2020 was a weekend pass so I'm in for the long haul.

    Catch you all there hopefully!
     
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  4. Skywarp SCS

    Skywarp SCS AKA "Pretender Skywarp"

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    @nice sideburns That looks like a lot logistically, especially on a tight time scale :eek: 

    Much like the work we’ve done here, it could provide the catalyst for a bit of a clear through….I found it quite liberating, if a little daunting :oops: 
     
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  5. robotmel

    robotmel *All must transform*

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    Nice kitty!

    I'm about to put my one up for sale on Ebay, unfortunately he's missing his rear, left toes. :oops: 
    Love his mini Megatron fusion cannon! :D 
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  6. Astro-Furby

    Astro-Furby Life is strange

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    Well Shang Chi was epic, I rate it up there with Ragnarok and Endgame as one of the best MCU films.

    I dont know Shang Chi from the comics so I didnt see anything they did wrong that proper fans my notice...but the fight scenes were great, the mystic stuff was awesome and it felt like a great martials arts film on magic steroids

    EDIT: Oh I agree with others on Zavvi, they are legit and havent had any issues with them
     
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  7. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Toy Connections

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    Are the Monster Pretenders really under-appreciated for how good their weapons storage was? Look at Slog's backpack.

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  8. bcm77

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    Agreed, it would have taken too much in the way of retooling to change it so I get why they literally just shrank the MP bots down so I'll have to wait and see how much it adds to the price of Silverbolt or whether it'll be a seperate release as initial listings for Silverbolt aren't showing that.

    That MP sized figures are now even able to be reduced in size without really losing anything is a testament to how far technology is moving things forwards. I would guess that 3D printing plays a big part.

    I would love for somebody to do the same for the Constructicons so the more detailed alt modes from the various 3rd party sets got translated into the smaller scale.....I expected Newage to do something like that because their carbots are super realistic but they got sucked into trying to out Sunbow Magic Square and ended up with a set that I feel is probably their worst outing.

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    It appears as though the next Classified Series figure with an animal buddy will be at the same pricepoint as Snake Eyes & Timber.

    My money would be on Mutt & Junkyard or Law & Order.

    As much as I also want a Cobra Eel with robot shark I also don't as I fear that could get expensive :D 
     
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  9. G1 Mirage Owner

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    Got my invoice from C&C for Artfire - Guess he is going to be on the way next week.
     
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  10. Astro-Furby

    Astro-Furby Life is strange

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    I dont remember the v1 Eels coming with a shark...or is that just wishful thinking?
     
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  11. DaftRaider

    DaftRaider Sir Not-a-Decepticon

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    Ghostbusters: Afterlife was great! Definitely a good film for my first foray back to the cinema in... three years, give or take.

    No spoilers, but as a fan of the original Ghostbusters (and II, I love II too. Too...) it was a great continuation of the story, and I was very satisfied with the end result.
     
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    That means next week I've got SG Goldbug, Selects Galvatron, Selects Artfire and Nuclear Blast Optimus coming :eek: 
     
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  13. bcm77

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    It was the V2 that came with the shark which also had a torpedo firing gimmick.

    The V1 would make a much nicer figure as the overall design and colour scheme would fit in better with Classified Series but there's also a part of me that wouldn't object to the V2 because of the shark and the ridiculous bright blue and green colour scheme that makes him more of a tropical Eel :D 
     
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  14. Trevor Belmont

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    I think the cities are similar, share a "mystical" connection. Other than that, I saw no parallels besides Kung Fu and underperforming lead roles. Granted Finn Jones iron fist was terrible and Simu Liu only very slightly underwhelming. He mostly did a great job, but you can't help but notice that the actor doesn't really feel like he is Shang Chi. He's not really "in there" with his head and emotions. If Awkwafina's performance hadn't been so good, I wouldn't have noticed that Chang Chi and Katy are best friends
     
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    Looking to get an upgrade kit for Shattered Glass Megatron, in dire need of some shoulder cannons. What ones would people recommend and how easy would it be to get them in the UK?
     
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  18. Loosecannon

    Loosecannon Cos I know I'm right...

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    Just finished Shang chi. Who knew you could become a pro archer in a day. No longer impressed by @tikgnat !
     
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    I am also interested in this!

    In other thoughts... I love IDW1. And most of the designs. I have the Planet-X Megatron and he's... quite good. Which is weird, because I love the weird Romulan ship/crab alt mode, I love the big bulky fusion cannon... it should be a Megatron figure I adore. But I just... don't.

    Which is a roundabout way of me asking... should I get their new IDW Grimlock (Cacus)? Like, he looks brilliant. And Grimlock is such a relatively straightfoward transformation that I don't see how you could make it took complicated. And he appears to be a good size (big but not huge, a bit smaller than MMC's Overlord). But he's also a looooot of money. And I have an MP Grimlock. And a Studio Series Grimlock. Anyone else picked him up?
     
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