The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. wildfly

    wildfly Fermenting pork tube.

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    The odds of this item entering the UK in largeish numbers are pretty slim in the first place.

    I'm more inclined to think that if Amazon are selling these after all, (and it looks fairly likely now (?)) ... it is the TRU stock, and whoever answered that email is either keeping schtum or doesn't know what's going on.
     
  2. incapable hulk

    incapable hulk I am the Liquor

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    Aye, thats what made me think of it actually
     
  3. farrs

    farrs Well-Known Member

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    recieved the art feather bumblebee from chimung today! surprised to say that all 4 wheels roll absolutely fine! no qc issues whatsoever!
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  4. Luffy20

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    Hmm so it seems I have missed the chance to get a mp10 for cheap.
    Oh well having moved out of my parents into my own flat at the end of September I think I have more important things to spend my money on.
     
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    BigPhill Well-Known Member

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    This is the most likely explanation. When shops are in trouble they'll liquidate stock to other sources for dirt cheap prices, so although he was meant to appear on TRU for £60+ they probably sold them to Amazon at whatever they paid Hasbro for them, and Amazon can list them at £35 and still make a profit.
     
  6. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Banned

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    Avril banned too? Wonder if it actually was an alt account in the end or what....


    As for Hosta- good riddance to bad rubbish.



    Not much for 2013 for me. More sales, hopefully MP-10 :D  Gears and Beachcomber I guess too, beyond that? Dunno! I really, really like the look of Eagle and Phantom, but Blackbird just looks bad, have to see more of him before I commit.


    Depending on what happens with this MP Prowl stuff (looks, price, Bluestreak?) I may or may not consider cutting short my classics collecting, sell the lot and go with a MTMTE MP display instead. Which I'm kind've hoping against, as that'd be such goddamn hassle :lol 
     
  7. Napalm

    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

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    You and me both mate, you and me both.
     
  8. incapable hulk

    incapable hulk I am the Liquor

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    Mp Prowl stuff?

    Yeah, im looking at my classics and thinking it might be time sell it and go for the Masterpieces instead.

    The trouble is, you dont know how long Takara is going to stick with this template for thier MP's before changing direction again.


    Some of them are still fantastic aswell
     
  9. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    You know it makes sense ;) 

    On the TRU front I would laugh so fucking hard if all this talk is true......they will have failed epicly in being so slow.

    I'd suggest filling MP holes with classics but I know there are alot who hate mixing lines!
     
  10. Master Blaster

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    :lol  It'd be such a damn nightmare! I HATE selling and shipping stuff, it's always a pain in the ass and time consuming, but as the old saying goes less is more, and the Detolf would look much nicer with fewer TFs in it. But then, I love a lot of the Classics stuff and it's really just the Prowl mold letting me down (obvs Prime too, but I'm still praying for TW's IDW one to come out.... PLEEEEAAAASE).

    I do think I need to thin the herd somewhat again though- will have to move on my season three stuff and Amazonicron. Which is a shame cos they're all great, but I just don't have the space and find guys like Blaster and Superion more important than Blurr or *gasp* Kup.



    UGH space is such a bitch.


    The problem with the MP stuff, as Hulk quite rightly said, is will they stick with this stuff long enough for me to complete my collection? Will we ever see Wheeljack and Mirage? Ironhide and Ratchet? Trailbreaker even? I'm just a bit doubtful. It'd be great if I could integrate some of the new MPs with my classics, but then guys like Jazz and Ironhide will look a tad too small imo.





    And then if I do go MP MTMTE, I'd be stuck with a choice over getting Blaster, Perceptor, Skids, Superion- my S2 picks- as well. Probably just better to shift the S3 stuff and add a shelf or two.
     
  11. incapable hulk

    incapable hulk I am the Liquor

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    Im happy to mix lines, I think my classics have the G1 dinobots in there...as classics Grimlock is just rubbish

    But I figured id sell Generations Red Alert now I have the mp version- but picking him up reminded me how cool that toy is.
     
  12. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Ratchet/Ironhide - iGear
    Superion - TFC
    Blaster - Fanstoys

    Perceptor and Skids I'm guessing you'll have to rely on third parties too but I seem to remember TC mentioning that Season 1 scale drawing was important (or words to that effect) that accompanied the early showing of Sideswipe?

    If they keep selling out of these new MP's then they know the money is there but you are right, we don't know what will happen year on year.
     
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    I love the classics Lambo mold. Makes a great Sunstreaker, and with new shields added over the lower legs (the inside of the lower legs in Suntreaker mode turned around to be the fronts of the Sideswipe mod) would be absolutely perfect....... ;) 


    I've got the specialists and think they're perfect amongst my classics, TFC I've mentioned over the Blackbird stuff, and Fanstoys Blaster is just gonna be too big for my collecting habits. I'm livin' on a prayer for a voyager figure, probably third party, with his four main minions.


    But what I meant by that "what do I do" remark is that I'd have no proper shelf to put them all on, and I may end up having a nerdy OCD fit :p 
     
  14. Boardwise

    Boardwise There are no strings on me Veteran

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    Happy New Year all!
    Hope you all have a great time.

    Kinda wishing I had gotten more then 1 Amazon Prime, so I could have offered it up to some American friends. Oh well.

    Thanks for the TRU info. Shame they are in such a state, but it seems to be the norm for companies these days.

    Great news on the Fansproject stuff. After watching a video review of Function-X Chromedome, it has made me more optimistic about them now, so being able to pick them and hopefully Not-Stunticons up from a UK retailer and not have to worry about Customs is welcome news.

    I had an enjoyable Christmas and New Years. Hope yours was as well.

    Unfortunately, not Permanent. Well not yet.

    It'll stay "Open Orders" until it's getting ready to dispatch.

    As for 2013, I was planning on having a lightish year for figures with just AM Leo, AM Unicron, Not-Stunticons, FP Deluxe Insecticons and some of the FunPub Subscription figures and whatever I got during TFCon, but now that's been upped to include MP Prime, Soundwave & Tapes. Also looking at a FoC Magnus. I'm hoping it doesn't increase more.
     
  15. CyberShadow

    CyberShadow Wheeljacks Lab

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    Your list has gone up by about 50% and we are only on the second of January... I think that it will increase more!
     
  16. Boardwise

    Boardwise There are no strings on me Veteran

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    Guess I'm going to have to sell more to make room then.
     
  17. Rodentus prime

    Rodentus prime Old Git

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    Well - you could keep all your figures and just rotate them in the display with S1/2 & Movie guys/combiners swapping place every few months.

    *enabler*
     
  18. Omnius

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    Going back to my earlier 'what am I getting in 2013' post, I remember this time last year saying that I'd only get one version of the Prime core show cast. Every Deluxe, most Voyagers and most Cyberverse later...

    Light the blue touch paper and stand well back!

    Yeah, I asked Smyths about it at the end of November and they said they had no plans to stock Wave 2 or later. :( 

    However, over here it appears that TRU will be carrying all of Generations bar the data discs. Bear in mind, however, that this is the same Hasbro who are adamant that only TRU are carrying MP Prime, so make of this what you will.
     
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  19. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Plans for the year?

    New Masterpieces, new G1 reissues (selectively) and trying to finish off my Micromaster collection. And hope against hope that either Hasbro or some 3P pick up Animated.

    It's nice being Classics-free :D 

    EDIT: buy my Classics so I can be properly Classics-free please...
     
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  20. Omnius

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    You'll like being G1 free. Give them all to me.