The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. JSpaced10

    JSpaced10 Not Predacon: PREDAKING!

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    LOL, yeah I picked up Cyberverse Commander class Bulkhead in a bag of bits on Facebook. The full size PRiD version is on my work desk, him, Ultra Magnus, Megatron and a host of others have been waiting for me to move so they can come home.

    I picked up that metal TARDIS plate from The Who Shop 20 years ago. Dr Who is my other passion, I’m currently working on an attic display cabinet too.
    Pictures when ready.
     
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  2. G1 Mirage Owner

    G1 Mirage Owner Well-Known Member

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    Hello Percy, well done on escaping from the factory old chap.

    That gap in his back is horrendous, but at least there is a convenient socket/screw hole below it to plug the inevitible filler piece into.
     
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  3. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    UPDATE: T30 Rhinox now sold.

    Also, just noticed Wierdwolf's tail isn't pictured however, this is included.
     
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  4. nice sideburns

    nice sideburns Autobot Brother

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    HOLY SHIT, to the calendar you go!!!

    Just awesome.
     
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  5. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    Nah, it's too low res. Also it's one of my least favourite toys in my collection.
     
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    News breaking that the United board have called an emergency meeting.

    Like the Judas Priest song, some heads are gonna roll!

    @nice sideburns,
    Apologies for the earlier KFC enablement and any affect it may have on your diet :D 

    TARDISes,
    I've got 2 Character Options ones, the 4th Doctor's and the recent release of the 2nd Doctor's.

    I've also had these laser sculpted crystal ones which came with light up bases for several years,
    [​IMG]'66-'81 by Brendan Mitchell, on Flickr
    (I haven't removed the cellophane to help keep the dust at bay)

    The bases can also pull double duty with smaller Transformers,
    [​IMG]Disco Quest by Brendan Mitchell, on Flickr

    [​IMG]UFO by Brendan Mitchell, on Flickr
     
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  7. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    To say it's pretty much a refinement of the TR Transformation, it ain't that refined IMHO. Seems to me a chunk of the aesthetics for 'scope and tank mode have been binned for a waist and ankle tilts, though benefit of the doubt one assumes we're supposed to turn the head around rather than PvP's visible face case (and if he's right, then it slides further down in my estimation). Still TR < SS'86 in my book. The deploying caterpillar tread extensions in tank mode is an overlooked Triggerhappy Twist Tier bit of design engineering. Plus a better put together microscope mode (at least when muggins here remembers to put it the lens/cannon down correctly instead of hooked into the tank mode-specific tabbing point - D'oh!)!
     
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  8. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    It's been a day of sorting out today to see what can go and what stays.

    This fella is a forgotten gem.

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    So underrated.
     
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  9. doucoo

    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    Feck, I now have no taste!

    Some will say my taste left me years ago, especially in fashion and conversation!

    Also my anniversary tomorrow and we were getting a curry in. So cruel, I love my food!
     
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  10. Brum Bot

    Brum Bot You’re an idiot Starscream

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    Time for a vindaloo my good man :lol 

    Ah, after yesterday’s drama, today is a better day. Karma doing all the work.
     
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  11. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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    First time in while I’ve just had to look at something before saying fuck off out loud. Can’t explain why it bothers me so much that these figures are getting out way early, jealousy aside that it’s not on my shelf :rolleyes: 
     
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    It's funny to read this, Rodders barely stays on my shelf I play with him so often. And strangely I never seemed to really bond with Galvatron. I had Cyclonus and Scourge all lined up, 86 Hot Rod, but somehow, it was a brief play and then on the the shelf he went.

    If you ever lose interest and want to sell him, but want to keep the accessories and all that, give me a shout, I'm starting to think I may want a second one to get customised one day.
     
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    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Watched the first episode of Netflix Bebop, and it isn't terrible, Cho in particular is a fantastic Spike, but it does seem kinda...unnecessary? It doesn't do anything better than the show, and the limits of television production as opposed to animation really shows itself (it may also show a lack of flair on the cinematography side, there's a certain visual blandness to it, which I can't tell if it's from the time pressure to get the footage in the can whilst also trying to homage very specific shots from the original, or if the Cinematographer/director(s?) just haven't got the flair, something like the shooting style of Guy Ritchie's Man From Uncle would have been bang on for Bebop). I'm definitely gonna keep dipping in to see where it goes but I won't be shotgunning it, and I'll deffo be re-watching the original!
     
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    Hydrogen definitely the way to go. I remember reading a thing a few years ago about how the common argument against it had been it being volatile but even however many years ago I read this article they were no more dangerous than it fossil fuel engines are in a crash, and considering their only emission is water vapour it's crazy they're not being explored more.

    Oh wow, those TARDIS figures are awesome:eek:  and that does make a great figure base!

    He's a BH Predacon I really want to get my hands on someday. His colourscheme makes me think of Dreadwing resurrected as a Predacon :lol 

    Oh no! Hope it passed quickly! :( 

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    He arrived today :)  that CGI Bee is weird, like he's from a show that doesn't exist. I didn't take lots of pics while playing but I'm having great fun with him ^^
    I also found he has a superman back kibble mode!
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    Also for your consideration, overheating Teletraan 1 :lol 
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    It glowsss:lol 
     
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    If you get a box of these know that the unnecessary plastic wrap is skintight and there's a good chance the box's holding tab doesn't work, which will see them fall on the floor just on attempted opening.

    This is possibly why they're a Tesco half price Clubcard Deal.

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    "I am just a little 'Bee!" to the tune...
     
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    Rubbish pics I’m afraid, but just in case anyone was considering the Kapow sale Maas bumble pancakes here’s a couple of comparisons
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    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    No wonder they are queuing up outside, they are all a bit frisky and thinking I'm going to give them some!

    Argh!


    Hey, as of tonight I have no taste so anything is game!

    That is so evil, despicable and downright terrible!

    But I like it a lot!
     
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    For today's Smyths haul:
    Kingdom Rhinox: Kinda mediocre. Feels unpleasantly light in bot-mode, probably due to the gaps in the back. Beast mode is nice, though.
    Kingdom Scorponok: Again, kind of mediocre. Looks cool, height issues aside, but quite wobbly in some parts and the stuff on the back is rather unwieldy.
    SS86 Wreck-Gar: I love it! He looks really good, the articulation works well, and the transformation and alt-mode are both great. Only problem is the loose waist bits on mine.
    SS86 Gnaw: Also a good figure. Robot mode colour preferences aside, the wee guy works quite well and has personality to him. The alt-mode also looks quite good, but my problem is with the fact that the arm joints can't hold the weight of the figure well, meaning he collapses quite easily. Otherwise he's great.
    Fortnite Legendary Series Brawler Cyclo: Quite a good figure, the gold works well for a molded colour, the articulation is good, but the paint is a bit lacking (necessary FN figure to get the free code).
     
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  20. motorthing

    motorthing Just the Toys Ma'am

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    Hydrogen is a clear option for "what do we replace fossil fuels with...." and the main reason "we" haven't yet is that old bastard Market Forces and technical challenges - a lot of which are to do with infrastructure.

    They've been testing Hydrogen cars for ages - they work, but as usual it's the enormous costs of switching an entire basis for the World's Economy over to this new way of doing things quickly enough to make it cost effective.

    And storing vast amounts of hydrogen presents a hefty technical challenge that oil and coal don't - refrigeration under pressure. We know how to do it, but we haven't even begun setting up the infrastructure to do it economy wide. It'll cost. And we know Business/Governments don't spend money unless they have to or are getting the return they want back on it - as environmentally catastrophic as fossil stuff is to keep burning - it's currently still cheap - relatively. Too cheap.

    Plus if every single burn of carbon-based was replaced with Hydrogen, the sheer amount of Water/Vapour produced "may" also turn out to have its own climate effects that as far as I can find, haven't or can't be adequately modelled as yet. That's probably about money too. Unintended consequences and all that.

    There is also the Moral dimension that Hydrogen production can require vast amounts of water - certain parts of the World wouldn't be viable for industrial diversion of water supplies - people still got to drink - and desalinating sea water (the sensible option) still takes enormous amounts of power under the current state of the art, and that has to be worked out too.

    So one day, but just like everything else we need done right away it won't be now.

    Robots? Why wouldn't our Beloved Robots have been technically advanced enough to figure out Hydrogen fuel cell tech for their needs? Energon is the Cybertronian equiv of Coal.
     
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