The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Brum Bot

    Brum Bot You’re an idiot Starscream

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    Cheers Jon - appreciate that. In the recent times of trolls, double standards and sheer hypocrisy, these have been a delight.

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    The size of them individually takes you by surprise. They look fantastic yet so simple with the CW mechanics that you don’t need any warming up or instructions, you can pick up and play.

    The nostalgia itch was rubbed raw with Slingshot alone.

    Then the combined form…..

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    Presence, heft and pure ratchet-y goodness that means he can stand and pose without falling over.

    He also looks the part, and I’m really satisfied - which shows me again that it’s really not all about ‘toon accuracy’ for me. If anything I’m debating one of the 3P Toyhax sets so I can ‘toy-ify’ them a little more!

    A real ‘Chugster-piece’ - I don’t know who is behind Jujiang, but if they come out OS’ing any of the WFC trilogy or the Legacy combiners…. Well, I’ll be in quicker than Harry Macguire on a yellow card!
     
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  2. rikkomba

    rikkomba Fishmonger Supreme of TFW2005

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    Q: did the Feudals ever make it to UK? I don't know what the original toyline was called.
    These are two of them, I think they were five in total:
    - Chariot
    - Horse
    - Colossus
    - Lion
    - some other beast

    These are two of them:
    Robot vintage - I Feudals - Giochi preziosi | Subito
     
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  3. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    I think I may just run with "Deliberata" for this fella, seeing as none of the other Quints were named in 'Toon as far as I can find?
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    All Business up front with Death flanked by Wrath & Doubt, and a party at the back with Wit & Wisdom! Quick n' dirty custom - Just swabs in gobs, with a few face swaps for TOONTASTIC!
    Not sure what I'll be doing with the fifth five faces of doom as yet though. Mulling over doing one of the two fella's in stock ER Colours extra movie accurate by adding some touches missing from the regular deco?

    So, yeah, I caved on making another Quint Run, though for the love of Mike I could not find either of Crown Point's purported 2 x Netflix Soundwaves, Bradford Smyths though on the return leg was a different kettle of fish, they were easy to locate so I have done my bit for it to turn out the Legacy Package refresh of him turns up with Buzzsaw because he's bound to now I've taken out my Buzzsaw Insurance. Might've also worked the Customiser's Curse for an Earth Mode Soundblaster to boot as that's the intent I have for spare Sounders ultimate fate!
     
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    SJW Well-Known Member

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    I don’t remember them being about in the 80s or early 90s. I don’t think they made it to the UK.
     
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  5. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Oh yeah. I’ve really had to restrain myself with this Space1999 stuff. If Blakes 7 stuff starts appearing I may explode
     
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    Just think of all those happy memories of watching S3 on UK TV as kid.......

    Meanwhile the majority of UK Transformers fans were getting their media fix via another method.....
     
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  7. Xaran Alamas

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    Cars within cars...

    Oooh and indeed! Starscream basically woke up in a bathtub with ice and a missing kidney thanks to those guys :lol 

    Ooh good call. Would be a costly custom I imagine.

    :lolol 

    Hear hear! Thunderbird 2 Combiner with pod vehicle limbs!
     
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    Or Cosmos at his true chunky scale and the colour and curves are the right choices already!
     
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    Got Nemesis Prime delivered to my doorstep recently. I originally balked at the £65 RRP, but £15 off at Smyths tempted me to purchase a character I have no real attachment to. So far I'm not regretting the decision. I never owned Siege Optimus, so I was unaware just how extensively he differs from ER Optimus. It's practically a new figure and that makes the transformation that much more enjoyable. The extra accessories are fun and black repaints are default cool. :) 

    I'm thinking about getting SS86 Grimlock at discount, but I don't know if I want to invest in more Dinobots when I already have the POTP set. Is he worth it?
     
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    Large Currently blablabla

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    Hey y’all just passing by for the bisous and post this lost MTMTE promotional poster.

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  11. Napalm

    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

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    100%. Very strong figure. He and Slug are a different breed to their POTP counterparts.
     
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  12. motorthing

    motorthing Just the Toys Ma'am

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    I've ordered it too, and a couple of extra Eagles for good measure. It would be nice to know if they planned to do any comparable Thunderbirds/Captain Scarlet replicas in the same manner before falling too hard down that model kit hole.

    I love a good build as much as the next man, but at my age it's much better to cheat and buy something predone that doesn't need as much time and work :D 
     
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  13. w00dimusPr1me

    w00dimusPr1me Well, that's just Prime!

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    Ah thanks InDemand…
    That’s Ghostbusters spoiled lol even though I always had a feeling and seen stuff that alluded to it… but posting on social media the 2 pack without any spoiler tags or anything
     
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    Grimlock and Slug are everything.
    Like, I just played with Slug 5 minutes ago and plan to just do it again after sending this message.
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Seems Hasbro launched it today on a live stream, so they've clearly decided that spoilers aren't an issue...
     
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  16. w00dimusPr1me

    w00dimusPr1me Well, that's just Prime!

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    IDT have had the decency to remove the post but it looks from the number of comments and emojis on it that a lot of ppl are annoyed
     
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    Was reminded of commander rodimus the other day...what did people think about it? Worth getting?

    Had a toddler playing with some potp pretender-masters (did they have an actual name? Cant recall at the mo) with adult supervision. Said supervision panicked and came to tell me that "sorry, the tiny bots got lost and cant be found anywhere..."
    I had a good guess that turned to be right, someone finally figured how to but the masters back in the suits :) 
     
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  18. 4249david

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

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    Ebay:
    I can understand them listing the newest item, but can also understand the irritation.

    As it happens, I'm not interested myself, so I don't know if it's actually a spoiler or not. It's possible IDT we're in a similar position.
     
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  19. w00dimusPr1me

    w00dimusPr1me Well, that's just Prime!

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    It’s 100% the biggest of spoilers and perhaps a key plot point

    as you say it’s not IDT’s fault, very tactless by Hasbro given film hasn’t been out long at all.
     
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  20. G1 Mirage Owner

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

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    Look at the state of that packaging, did someone hide a while box in their prison wallet?

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