The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. John Burrows

    John Burrows Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2020
    Posts:
    424
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +2,551
    That Elita mold is nice :cool: 
     
    • Like Like x 5
  2. w00dimusPr1me

    w00dimusPr1me Well, that's just Prime!

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2021
    Posts:
    271
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Location:
    Barnsley
    Likes:
    +1,846
    Me also, very frustrating as if I had had any inkling this would be the case I wouldn't have ordered him with them (along with a MP Bee) andwould have ordered the ShowZ release a few days later :mad: 

    I've had this happen once or twice with Pay in 3. If Paypal say they have only taken 1 payment they have.
    The second transaction on your bank account should disappear in a few days and not actually come out of your balance.

    Really excited for the calendar, it looks amazing (and thanks for liking my tweet *swoons*).
    I didn't realise it was you who did the Top Trumps, I almost went in on them last year? When I saw someone retweeting them, they look amazing.

    When you do v5, will you also be doing another run of 1-4 for those that missed out like you did last time?
     
    • Like Like x 6
  3. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong.

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    27,732
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    462
    Location:
    Beneath the Loft, London, UK
    Likes:
    +22,971
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Yeah, I normally do, basically everything gets printed to order, so when v5 is up for order I'll take orders for the earlier sets as well.

    And (hehe) nobody has ever complained about the cards yet, because (hehe) they are very nice (he says oh so very modestly)
     
    • Like Like x 11
  4. Decepticreeps100

    Decepticreeps100 Bite your face

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2016
    Posts:
    7,161
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +34,224
    They are amazing, who are the big names in this next set?
     
    • Like Like x 4
  5. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong.

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    27,732
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    462
    Location:
    Beneath the Loft, London, UK
    Likes:
    +22,971
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Funny you should use the word 'big'... v5 is citybots (Metroplex, Trypticon), combined robots (Superion, Menasor) and Headmasters/Targetmasters (Fort Max, Sureshot). And actually looking at it I'm a less along than I thought... better crack on.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  6. GrahamFA

    GrahamFA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2021
    Posts:
    322
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Likes:
    +1,701
    What would you guys reckon is a good price to pay for a POTP nemesis prime? Eyeing up one on over on eBay just now.

    I’m opting for that one over siege as I’d like him to stand toe to toe with my leader class Powermaster prime
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2021
    • Like Like x 7
  7. GrahamFA

    GrahamFA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2021
    Posts:
    322
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Likes:
    +1,701
    Nice - what are the hand held pistols on her? Seem to match her white really well.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  8. fwestivus

    fwestivus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2020
    Posts:
    551
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +3,758
    A small miracle this morning - Sonner has issued my refund. Only took month pestering them on email, twitter and facebook.
    It hasn't got as far as reaching my bank account, but even small progress is still progress.

    Between this and experiences from a lot of others here, I don't think I want to even risk in stock items with them, let a line preorders, so I'll be only using them for in stock in store stuff.
     
    • Like Like x 12
  9. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Posts:
    5,513
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    UK. The middle bit.
    Likes:
    +35,702
    YouTube (Old):
    Tumblr:
    I much prefer it to the WFC mould to be honest. No reason why Elita can't be hench. Not all female bots need to be skinny and carry everything on their back.
     
    • Like Like x 12
  10. Imperator

    Imperator Be like Optimus, wear a mask.

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Posts:
    5,513
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    UK. The middle bit.
    Likes:
    +35,702
    YouTube (Old):
    Tumblr:
    They were from the WFC Chromia/Nightbird 3p accessory kit. I didn't need them for my T30 Chromia, so they were going free.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  11. John Burrows

    John Burrows Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2020
    Posts:
    424
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +2,551
    Completely agree. I do love a bot that looks like a proper unit, male or female !
     
    • Like Like x 7
  12. GrahamFA

    GrahamFA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2021
    Posts:
    322
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Likes:
    +1,701
    Yeah, I love her. I grabbed a BPF Grimlock and his sword gives her a kinda angelic warrior vibe .

    Here she is on the window ledge, protecting our cat’s food from the neighbours cat.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Dec 1, 2021
    • Like Like x 7
  13. Lothar Hex

    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Posts:
    4,346
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +22,800
    One week until Halo Infinite!

    On an unrelated note today's #deskbot is Takara AoE Deluxe Scorn!
    20211201_091816.jpg

    Prefer the TLK Voyager but this guy has his charms. And a hobbit sword/bowie knife.

    With IDW I do kinda hope them losing the license isn' t true because the main story JUST got interesting. But if it is it's not gonna be too great a loss because it should not have taken 3 years to do so.
     
    • Like Like x 8
  14. Xaran Alamas

    Xaran Alamas Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2018
    Posts:
    5,416
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Caminus
    Likes:
    +26,073
    Hehe indeed, though I was specifically referring to @shibamura_prime 's wonderful contribution :D  Maybe by this time next year I'll actually have some kind of setup for doing photo scenes and I can try submitting something for next year's calendar? Hmm...
    And thanks re: The money :) 

    They'll look like this:
    [​IMG]
    Edit: Not sure why the image isn't working now, it's the Adipose from Doctor Who!

    For some reason on seeing this I imagined someone editing this image with the issues some people have had, so like Galvatron's shoulders slumped, Tracks' ankles wibbly, I suppose the Ark's shoulder detached though this seems to be far from universal but then the same can be said for the others xD feel free to suggest further 'accurate' changes :lolol 

    :confused2 

    They should have brought her to Earth sooner!

    The Mouse will send the grunts round to break some fingers if it fails. They need to toss in the gate, it's such an obvious thing to include to recreate the scene from the movie.

    And good point about it breaking the project.

    I kind of wonder if there's an issue with a lot of overlap of Marvel/Transformers/Star Wars fans? They've already paid for Galactus and Star Saber and the Rancor er rancors the ol' wallet a bit?

    Kinda wonder if Disney/Hasbro will drop in some 'pledges' to try and stimulate interest... oh but it's just including third party retailer sales for this FULLY FUNDED AND OPERATIONAL BATTLE STATION!

    ...actually, kinda surprised a crazy big Death Star hasn't cropped up as a SW Haslab yet.

    TBH that Ractonite looks far cooler to me than the actual mold, especially those shoulders.

    Watch them scramble for Takara only molds from toyline past to release as 'new to the west'

    I kind of wonder if it's some kind of weird book keeping behind the scenes thing needed for some reason, actually it could be a type of verification thing like they do when you add a new bank account to your PayPal (or match certain criteria... it's a while since I did it) where they'll charge like £1 and then refund it. Maybe to setup the three part direct debit or whatever they do another verification first? If it never goes past being a pending payment that seems the most likely. Might also be some means of checking it is a type of account that can actually pay the full amount? I've no idea if this is the case of course, just spitballing here.

    She is great yeah. In my collection I tend to think of the WFC one as being like her Orion Pax or 'Ariel' mode and at some point she got upgraded into PotP Elita 1 to kick butt and take names!
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2021
    • Like Like x 10
  15. Apollux

    Apollux Turbomaster

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2017
    Posts:
    1,998
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +19,972
    Ebay:
    And that isthe exact reason I don't leak Marvel or SW figure info!

    Also I agree on the concept art looking pretty great.

    It's why I always wait til I've seen production pics or instruction drawings or CAD before sharing my thoughts on new figures. The pure concept drawings always look amazing as they aren't beholden to reality.
     
    • Like Like x 9
  16. Rodentus prime

    Rodentus prime Old Git

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Posts:
    6,957
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Location:
    Hants, UK
    Likes:
    +7,730
    MP Skids in-da-house. Er, I mean mystery christmas present that I don't know what it is - small box though!
     
    • Like Like x 8
  17. barry

    barry Well worn member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Posts:
    16,457
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    Leeds, UK
    Likes:
    +134,452
    Best bit, IMO.

    Springer's face in this panel always cracked me up.
    "...and the future Decepticon, Galvatron, continues to tear apart the ranks of the Cybertronian Autobots and Decepticons"
    From TF:UK#204 'Time Wars'
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 12
  18. Risk

    Risk Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Posts:
    894
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +4,206
    We are eyeing the same one up. I’ve already put the starting bid in.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  19. Neo-Primus

    Neo-Primus Gwar the Mod Butcher

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2004
    Posts:
    1,133
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Weston-super-Mare
    Likes:
    +4,088
    Finally caved in to the “3rd Party” market :oops: 

    6A3DFF95-4E42-41C9-B862-D9E9B35340BC.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 14
  20. w00dimusPr1me

    w00dimusPr1me Well, that's just Prime!

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2021
    Posts:
    271
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Location:
    Barnsley
    Likes:
    +1,846
    I’m considering putting in an order for him as he looks to be CHUG scale and considerably better than the Legacy fig coming soon… just not sure I can justify the £50 difference considering this could be a slippery slope into MP collecting
     
    • Like Like x 4