The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. barry

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    I'm sorry to hear this, man! That's a very hard situation to process!

    Totally! They absolutely nailed it at the Deluxe price point. Getting Twin Twist and Hot Rod out their boxes and being utterly wowed by them remains one of my most vivid memories as an adult collector.

    Got woken up at 2:30am by some clown of a pizza delivery guy who can't tell the difference between 47 and 51. Took ages to get back to sleep and I inevitably slept in. I am now in a state that I would describe as 'fuzzy angry'.

    "One of your mightiest warriors, under our thrall."
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    Superlink SD-06 Command Jaguar
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    The only way I can personally make it work with Popcultcha is to PO or order other stuff at the same time, so Joan with Tracks and a MOTU thing otherwise I never would have ordered him. And it just shows how much profit is in Pops when singles can be sent from Oz throughout the year and into the next for one shipping fee!
     
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    :oops: 
    I don’t understand how it works either, but I *assume* that Customs (like everywhere else) have a finite capacity in terms of their workforce and maybe target the more lucrative/biggest offenders? I’m guessing they have to prioritise somehow….

    The FOMO curse! I’m still sat on four Kingdom Road Rages where she literally got listed the day after the case I’d bought to try get into peoples hands turned up…..:oops: 
     
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    @Siege Fan thanks for the Worlds Collide spot - that's Fangry and stand-in Bumper on the way from the land down under!
     
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    Today's #deskbot is SS Brawl. Overkill isn't a word, it's a way of life. 20211207_085457.jpg
     
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    So... I'm going to need Buzzworthy Kup and Cliffjumper.

    If they are already onsale, I guess it can't be long until they turn up over here for order/pre-order.
     
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    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Nice!

    he's well travelled!

    Alex Sector? Is that you?!

    No. I like the squelch.

    I will take any and all remolds of that figure. It was the best thing the Universe portion of CHUG gave us.
    I'd be keen to see Hasbro dipping further into the pot to some of the older molds for the select series.
     
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    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    So sorry to hear this mate. I'm glad at least he isn't in any pain. Big hugs man.
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    For sure. But at the same time, a properly completed form that says 'hold for vat' in big neon letters would be a quick win, too. Given it's all automated to scan this stuff, you'd think it'd be caught every time.

    I must say, as a toon fan, I love the Sunbow markings on Kup's chest!
     
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  11. motorthing

    motorthing Just the Toys Ma'am

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    So, the most boring car ever included in the long and storied history of the Line? IMG_20211207_100422.jpg

    All that's missing is the beige velour interior.....because there isn't an interior.
     
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    Yeah, me too actually.
     
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    SS86 Cliffjumper

    What on earth did I wake up too? And why do I want it?
     
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    I like the grey, not a fan of the painted windscreen.

    I'm wondering if a little mix and match with ER cliff is possible.

    I appreciate the cartoony deco on Kup too, but I'm happy enough with the SS86 version :p 
     
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    Loosecannon Cos I know I'm right...

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    Kup and Cliffjumper can wait for a sale, if at all. I am pretty sure the first release of Kup hasn't sold that well going by the number of places that had him and Blurr on sale too.

    Getting tempted by MP Trainbot though... And I don't know why!
     
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    You're welcome!

    In my case I'd rather like the CJ we should have been sold in the first place, Kup depends on how much the paint on his mug changes things, but same deal. My nephew can have nightmare fuel Kup if it comes to it.
     
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    A 37, yes thirty-fucking-seven box IKEA delivery.

    Not a single display cabinet there either….:( 

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    I wonder if these are basically what the SS86 Arcee and Vanbros that have been seen in listings will end up being. Minor redecos in Buzzworthy Bumblebee boxes.
     
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    I just took ownership of my new home yesterday, and this reminds me I have to go to IKEA for, well everything, soon. Oh the joys to look forward too.
     
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    Good point! Only other thing I can think of is Arcee maybe using the Elita 1 mold, whatever that turns out to be.
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