The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Genodectes

    Genodectes Well-Known Member

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    If various reviewers were being sent them from Hasbro I’m pretty sure it would have to be declared, as there’s been a bunch of social media influencers fined recently in the U.K. for not disclosing paid advertising and there’s no way you would not send instructions, relevant product information, and other details out. When you see companies sending review copies of things it’s always declared and I think the fact in these sort of reviews you sometimes see missing pieces, and a total lack of other items like the cards suggests this isn’t anything official. There’s also bigger name reviewers with established Hasbro contacts and prior who don’t get these figures, and indeed often struggle to get certain figures for there reviews, so I’m pretty sure it’s not via Hasbro
     
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  2. Insurgent

    Insurgent The Amazing Tango Mysterio

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    That's the most eye searing neon I've seen that figure be.

    I've just done that with my Pipes. Not sure if I'll do it regularly, the wheel clips feel really tight putting them in his shoulders. But it does give him that little extra je ne say qua.

    Yeah, yeah, I butchered that. Don't care. Today is a day I feel like I just want to wrap up in all the transformers and be hugged.


    His front wheels are on clips so you can pop them off and plug them into the 5mm ports on his shoulders to give him more of a toon look, as the picture shows.
     
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  3. w00dimusPr1me

    w00dimusPr1me Well, that's just Prime!

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    I just opened up his cab as per the transformation and popped the 2 wheels on his back off (only on little clips) and then popped them into his shoulders
     
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  4. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Speaking of The Modness...
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    I think maybe I'm missing freelancing at the sticker end but I'm feeling I may go silver backed for the MicroMASKers (bar wee RAZORBLACK as he needs some white-backed apps), and to economise on sheet usage during my current City Boi faffing I have had a couple of ideas for maybe adding some G1 sticker detail homages to Metroplex that both the official and Toyhax sets don't have.
     
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  5. SJW

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    Morning All,

    Apologies for all the photos on that upscale devy kit/slippers I was posting over the last few days. Just got carried away and most pleased that the purchase has given a new lease of life to the original figure. Just wanted to share.

    Anyway, whilst helping out somebody in the site for links to buy Halonix Maximus (¥1980= £220ish) from the same designer of the upscale kit

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    I came across this lot. Just wow. :jawdropper: :bay 

    Now that is a Broadside:

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    Look at that aircraft carrier below
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    2nd alt mode below
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    On the same travels I saw this.

    A sweet mod - Rack n Ruin
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    Custom for T30 Roadbuster? below- new legs - add ons/extensions
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    This:
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  6. JSpaced10

    JSpaced10 Not Predacon: PREDAKING!

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    Cheers guys, it's really obvious now you've said it.

    Emgo: "WHAT?! Partsforming?! Shush, it's ok, it's ok..." :D 
     
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  7. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Very cool. That roadbuster leg kit certainly has caught my interest. Is that available to buy or a custom?
     
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  8. G1 Mirage Owner

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

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    Show-Z have slipped cartoon colours NewAge Mirage through customs and into my eager hands. Trying to resist the gold version right now, but if they announce Mr G2 over there <= I'll be in for another one.
     
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  9. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Right, that's the LEGO skateboard wheels finally punted on as a quick comparison using Windstorm's own front wheels (about 9mm diameter) have shown that 8mm is what I'll need for the wheels to be able to sit next to each other in the available ports.
    Now: The Waiting!
     
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  10. Dobbie

    Dobbie Starting to look like roast beef!

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    @Ottertron you found me on Show-Z and there I was thinking No one would recognise me! Got to get my SZ points somehow!
     
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  11. danlevan

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    I seem to remember that a few other people went on a JG1 kick around when I did (which was probably when Star Saber funded) and also picked up the Big Powered box set. I'd been a little annoyed at the time that I'd missed the boat on the Dai Atlas leg upgrades. I think the original blue ones are still long gone, but TFSafari have a black version in stock now, and it improves his look massively.

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    Just need to get around to doing the waist mod to stop him being floppy as shit and then he's sorted!
     
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  12. motorthing

    motorthing Not Inert.

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    Well somebody was going to. IMG_20220117_110949.jpg

    First time I've ever gone all in on a Seeker(s) and four more of this and I'd consider it/them done - Sunstorm, Nacelle, Bitstream and Purple Generic.

    Make 'em happen C'pan.
     
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  13. SJW

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    I don’t think it is available to buy and appears to be a custom. I will keep an eye on that.

    I’ve got a brand new boxed up T30 Roadbuster which I felt was too small scale wise for the character. Hence the MMC Dicamus. Having said that, if I could acquire this leg kit I’d open up that T30 one straight away. I still have the FansProject Roadbuster for sale.

    Gets better. Such a treasure trove on that guy’s Weibo account. Here’s some TF viewing whilst having your lunch:

    Custom paint job for The Ark
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    Modded Ark
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    Some wreckers - customs work
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    Strong arm from Siege Hound? Below:

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    MP Optimus from XTB Motormaster
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  14. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    BLOODY HELL!!!!!

    There can be only one Dobbie (in this community, obvs)!

    I think I'm going to have to just suck it up and pay full price for this set as I honestly don't see it as being worth more than 70-odd quid tops, but it's never dropped below £100 that I could find. GODDAMIT CHARLIE.

    Got my payment request for the Archecore Wolf/Staff Car this morning. Let's see who else sends an invoice before CNY :S
     
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  15. danlevan

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    What about Siege coneheads too?


    Also got an upgrade for Sideswipe, because the brothers both have to have spoilers, right?

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    Wasn't really fussed about the rest of the upgrade kit but it wasn't much more than just a spoiler alone so I thought what the hell. This is the Go Better GX-30B, it all looks quite nice fitted. Wasn't sure about the launcher but it looks pretty cool on, but the arm fillers might be coming off because they give the car almost no clearance underneath.
     
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  16. JSpaced10

    JSpaced10 Not Predacon: PREDAKING!

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  17. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Well-Known Member

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    Fanstoys finally revealing the Superion arm bots! Get these things out!!!
     
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  18. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    If there's any left during a Spring clearance I suspect my resistance to the Resistance to the Rainmakers may crumble!
    Are you using Siege T'Cracker as Bitstream? I thought of, and manfully resisted, that notion at the time when it seemed the rainbow squad would be hard/expensive to get here.
    That they did Hotlink in the gritty Siege Deco was a relief, as in a more G1 purple would have had me, but I'm only human, and I do like a good Goon Squad! *Wavering*
    I'd totally play catch up if they did your final four, and sub Purple Generic for him!
     
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  19. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Again, I say, BLOODY HELL!!!

    FUCK'S SAKE, NOW I NEED TWO OF EACH WOLF!!!! :S
     
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  20. SJW

    SJW Well-Known Member

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    Unlike the paint jobs on some figures.

    I’d be too scared to transform the figure, especially if you had shelled out quite a bit for such a gorgeous makeover.
     
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