Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Boardwise, Feb 23, 2011.
overly optimistic of me to expect tk maxx to send prime stock to Oldham
underly optimustic of them
Thought I’d try this having just picked up a 2nd Laser Prime for 20 quid
The LP head looks pretty cool on Sieges body
I can't remember what the old one looked like but this looks great!
S1 cons with the netflix megs swapped in place of hegemon. For the time being.
It would seem that TK Maxx Laser P stock is the New North/South Divide.
This is karmic payback for me getting in on the cheap TR Leaders when Blaster & PMOP were there, innit?
Alt-Mode Antics MMVI: New Brutalism.
Or, how those are perfectly stealthy disguises in a forgotten time or under some alien star, just as high-end sports cars fade into the traffic in our own world.
(Mainly I am amused by Velociblurr's weapons storage, and by the Grintank in general.)
I think I know the answer to this, but I have a question for the group…
I preordered a Motormaster from Sonner Toys during one of their sale events a while ago. I also preordered Blitzwing around the same time. The website said that Blitzwing had a 1/10 ETA, well it is now 20/10 and there has been no news about him arriving, in fact the website says “Overdue and awaiting an updated stock arrival date to our warehouse from our supplier.”
Blitzwing turning up would be nice, but I’m not too fussed about.
Now, Motormaster is another matter, I had a G1 Menasor as a kid (my only combiner) and he was also the first CW combiner I completed through a trip to the US to see my brother about 4 years ago. As a result I really want to get my hands on him. Sonner has a release date of 1/12/22.
So what does anyone think? Wait for Sonner or order one from Smyths now they have dropped the price a bit?
I think that with the reputation sonner has, I’d buy elsewhere, others may be able to verify what sonner refunds are like, but I’d be asking for a refund on your pre order
Normally I'd tell you to just get your money back because Sonner are terrible, but Amazon are still waiting on Blitzwing and MM! I'd probably grab Blitzwing from Smyths if there's lower numbers and wait on MM to do the same.
Damn, she is really making me rethink my choice on my next expensive bot purchase...her or the KO FT Thomas...tough choice
I really want Ghostbusters to be more Kenner stuff but I doubt it. Joes I can't even get excited for between distribution and goddamn Pulse!
I guess this means victory saber is a yellowing risk. More or less decided to get rid of mine asap and there's very little convincing me otherwise...
Don't tease me
Keeping my antenna up for some potential TF news dropping, as Ben Yee of BWTF is Live-Tweeting one of those Designer roundtable thingeys, so far they have confirmed...Minerva!
I am being a bit cheeky there, they have also stated the want to try to do the rest of the G2 Stunts but cannot guarantee it. Also hints of further JG1 potentially. Some Dinobot talk but it seems to be focussed on the Cores, not the absent Big Lads.
LOL Ninja'ed by @fwestivus!
Someone really needs to compile all this remembered Boneasaurs lore at some point!
Fembones being given the short shaft, AS PER USUAL!
The safety on some of the original Boneasaurs was pretty shocking, spikey rib cages everywhere slashing little Timmy's hand open.
Never heard of him.
I like the idea of a Duocon/bot who's a double decker bus and the top and bottom split into two bots!
Ah, never seen the film *Cue shocked faces*
Wow, Skywarp and Thundercracker look good with those bods!
Subtle touch but nice!
Huh, that head does look good!
Had my Covid booster and swung by a new comic shop today. Has a variety of things including some Legacy bits. I found this display amusing:
How about Plasma Real Ghostbusters on Kenner style cards?
Surely it’s got to happen at some point!
Suggests to me the factory is using low grade plastic and Hasbro obviously know that, but will never admit to it because lawsuit and refunds.
I need the likes of Granny Gross. I could actually see them doing the Universal Monsters since those have been licenced to hell recently.
Not for me, I've got the Diamond Select ones and Hasbro can't do faces for shit.
This strongly suggests that some protocol changes occurred leading to the ongoing issues affecting certain batches, whether it was UV treatment, cleaning compounds, etc. This degradation has happened enough across different waves to be noticeable, and yet it’s not affecting every toy equally. I think this adds credence to some operational change at a factory level caused the discolouration we are seeing, perhaps a cleaning agent mixed improperly, a UV treatment or similar additional process.
It’s not been impacting other manufacturers to my knowledge, nobody else seems to be suffering with this particular issue to the extent specific plastic mixes are with Hasbro. I don’t think they are going to admit to errors or liability but they really don’t want a massive Haslab project being regarded as a failure in waiting so I think it’s going to be quite an interesting few months
Seeing as Sonner removed all transformers (and most other hasbro) preorders from their site in one go a few months ago, and the only TF they've received since then is core Spike, its pretty certain they have zero relationship with Hasbro or any hasbro supplier, and none of these preorders are actually expected to be fulfilled. Im sure they could try to obtain stock, but how hard do you think they are gonna try to get hold of Motormasters to fulfil £50 presales?
No, those transformers are not coming, and you ought to cancel them and certainly dont let them run over the 6 months buyer protection period (assuming paypal use). They only issue you may have with refunds (other than them taking ages to respond and process refunds) is that they will take a fee (15% i think) unless the item is over 3 months late. So you may have to argue the fact or claim through your payment provider to get a full refund.
Also you should defo get MM if you are interested. Hes not shelfwarming like Rodimus did, as hes actually worth commander price, so unlikely he'll ever hit £50/£60 like Roddy has. You can get him for £85 from GNT (who have almost as bad a rep as Sonner! but he's atually in stock there) but id say worth the extra £5 with Smyths for easier resolution in case of any issues.
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