The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Napalm

    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

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    You're not wrong. Sparktoys made two of my favourite Transformers of all time in that pair, and that they tanked before Grimlock is a crying shame.
     
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    Incidentally, smiths have further reduced some of their masterverse stuff. Only Lyn near me, sadly. Or maybe for the best after the lego beating my wallet just took
     
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  3. Siege Fan

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    Many thanks for this, giftcard used!
     
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  4. Max Tower

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    Xbox One / Xbox One s (is the vanilla follow up to the XBox 360)
    There is also an Xbox One S "Digital edition" which I don't recomend anyone buying really
    XBox One X Is the more powerful version that plays the same games a bit better

    Both of those have mechanical hard drives but are compatible with External solid State Drives if you want to get one of those.

    The contempary machines are the
    Xbox Series S (coloured white with a large black circle on the top) It is very slightly more powerful than an XBox One X in that it has built in Ray Tracing hardware - but in many respects it's almost the same as the previous generations XBox One X most games run at 1080p or 1440p

    Then there is the best (current machine) the XBox Series X (a big black lump) looks a bit like a tiny fridge.
    That is about the same power as a lower end 30 series PC Graphic Card. and it has a physical disc drive as well as the digital download functions for games and it is supposed to be running things closer to 4K than the Series S.

    Personally I think a cheap second hand Xbox One isn't a bad buy - but it's not going to have really long legs - but you can still get plenty of use out of it.

    I went with a Series X as I didn't have a One X and it was only a bit more money so since I could drop £200 worth of Nectar vouchers on it it was appropriate for me.

    So basically if you want to game on an 85" living room TV go with the best you can afford, if you are gaming on a smaller TV in bedroom it matter a lot less. But bare in mind from 2022/23 more games may appear that only work on the Series S/X.

    But if you can pick up an Xbox One S or X for a good price it's not a terrible buy.
     
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  5. Neo-Primus

    Neo-Primus Gwar the Mod Butcher

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    Those Revelation figures appear to have bombed over here, they seem to be on sale everywhere and not many of them are unavailable.
     
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  6. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

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    "Preliminary results of the robotic asset are positive, Colonel."

    - The Transformers S04E15: 'Sector 7' (3/5)
     
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  7. Insurgent

    Insurgent The Amazing Tango Mysterio

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    Came home yesterday to discover a parcel just sitting in the doorstep for anyone to nick. Deliveries are certainly all messed up at the mo.

    My deepest condolences to you, your wife and your family.
     
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    Apollux Turbomaster

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    Haha my rules are flexible enough to contain one of each seeker (incl coneheads) I'm not a monster.

    As long as it's a different character with a decent bio/screen-time/comic presence it gets a pass.

    I'm more trying to limit myself from hitting situations where I have say MP10, Magic Square, ER OP and the new core class OP which are all G1 Prime.
     
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    This is absolutely awful news, chum. There's literally nothing I can say that will help but I wish your wife and her family (and you of course) the very best and hope that things can go as well as they can under the circumstances. Here if you need to chat. x
     
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  10. rikkomba

    rikkomba Fishmonger Supreme of TFW2005

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    Energon Landquake, one of the best repaints EV4R

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  11. barry

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    Cheers, all!!!

    That'S AWFUL. I'm so sorry, Gary. Take care of yourselves!

    Loved the stinger for a potential follow up. That's my man right there!

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  12. Brum Bot

    Brum Bot You’re an idiot Starscream

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    Recently did this - with the stock lottery and high prices on Series X and PS5, I snagged an Xbox One X at a decent price with a 12 month warranty.

    With life as busy as it is, I only really get to game in small chunks when the Mrs is studying so it’s perfectly functional and sufficient for my needs.

    Will absolutely upgrade in the future but in no hurry whatsoever.
     
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    Good enough review to make me order one from Kapow. Looking at my BB toys I do like the first Masterpiece, but I still think the first classics figure it my favourite. It's a lovely update with some actual thought in to his design (he looks like a kid wearing big trainers and a hoodie!) I'm always a fan of variations on the standard designs and I do have to give credit for them attempting the impossible here (sci fi alt mode, robot mode that's clearly based on a VW Beetle).

    Anyone know any good filler or upgrade kits? I saw on on Etsy for £3 but it also had a £15 delivery charge.
     
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  14. LiamK

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    Oh god, that's awful! My deepest condolances.
     
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  16. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    THAT would be a nice repaint - the Cyborg Bat-Tyrannosaurus from the otherwise excruciatingly awful Death Metal series.

    I wish they'd ignored all the whinging, kept the red parts from the original proto and added more to go full-on Maximum Dinobots. Would have helped differentiate him from the possible MTMTE version more. (Not that I won't buy both anyway :D )

    That Sparktoys WW Grimlock situation really pissed me off, particularly when Civil Warrior came out - there was a proto of Grimmy right there, but instead they give us yet ANOTHER Prime.

    Hopefully, one day.

    I'd also like to see the Beast Mode Dinobots from Maximum Dinobots too, but they're pretty niche I guess.
     
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  17. G1 Mirage Owner

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

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    DAMN! Now my ML Human Torch is on the way from Pulse - They are really fling the stock out the door this week.

    Even more insane, Yodel have (yesterdays) Jackpot, Road Ranger and Puffer out for frigging delivery.
     
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  18. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    Hello poppets! Just a few bits for sale.

    Tr sixshot - had to do some pin removal surgery on one of his legs as a joint was reversed, but if there's any damage it's not easily seen! 34 posted.

    Potp rodimus - stickers trimmed on trailer to stop rubbing. £20 posted.

    Sealed Origins lot- please note the damage where the price tag was removed! £50 posted for all 3.

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  19. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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    Origin Bee is a HUGE win for Hasbro. He’s fantastic, genuinely going to sell on my MAAS toys Cybertronian Bee.

    ONLY problem I have with him is I wish his accessories were painted like they are on the back of the box. I’d have been happy to sacrifice two of the Energon rods if it meant we got more paint. Would have been nice if they came with a storage canister or even just a clip to peg them into. Into the accessory bag they go!


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  20. Siege Fan

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    Yup, and same in America. The discourse around the show was so bad it was probably inevitable. It makes me wonder how many of the characters from part 2 will hit shelves with a potential knock-on effect for the line's 'history of MOTU' aspirations.

    Enjoy :D 
     
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