The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Max Tower

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    Ironically the Amazon one might have gone better with the Obscue G2 stuff too.

    This reminds me a bit of POTP Evolution Optimus Prime in that it has a lot of poorly placed silver.

    I wish they'd either remake the Earth Rise Trailer with a mould that isn't crap or at the very least give you Roller for him.
    It's going to be a real chose to get a Roller for this I bet short of new suppliers emuriging.

    I think it's a real shame The Xmas one didn't have a Red or Black Roller with it or some paint on the interior.
    I almost wish Reprolabels wou;d give you a value bundle just for that damn trailer. Unfortunately I dislike Repro Labels current sticker stock materials. But I do think even bad reprolabels might be preferable to a totally plain trailer.

    I bet this would a lot better hauling the 3rd party TF Prime Trailer too or even that obscure DOTM Deluxe trailer that was mostly sold in Singapore.
     
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  2. Brum Bot

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  3. Divebomb

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    I went for the Diceling as there was only one available and it seems a really good price.

    Thanks all!
     
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    Venga bus Collab figure in 2024!!! :p 

    Damn rights!!


    COVID IS A BITCH! Tis giving me some pretty intense stomach cramps. I should have booked the day off work. Ah well. A box arrived this afternoon with something that'll prove a pleasing distraction this evening.....
     
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    Romford Smyths has the Rise of the Beasts Studio Series stuff, plus a load of Earthspark and the new Legacy wave.
     
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    Legacy Prowl does have a very IDW Springarm look, he’s kinda bulky but in a visually pleasing way, get a new set of heads on him and let them hang out with the MMC Supercop Prime
     
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  7. Knightdramon

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    All the banter here last night..you summoned him

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  9. Hobart Paving

    Hobart Paving I would prefer not to.

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    Oh, that’s lovely.

    The only time MP stuff tempts me is when it’s Fans Hobby (from companies that still exist, anyway). They actually do characters I’m interested in, also.

    Maybe one day, if I ever catch up with Iron Factory…
     
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  10. XaaronPrimus

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    I see FT Gears, Swerve, Pipes and Scourge are soon to be up for Pre-order. Loads of BadCube Grumps for the chopping block :( 

    OmegaLock saying Scourge production is being based on Pre orders... FFS FT, we just got past that whole pre-order insanity nonsense, and now you bringing it back!!
     
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  11. Seeaich

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    I'd heard it's gone gastric on some folks, hope the tummy grumbling settles down soon on a speedy recovery, Brian!

    Bumper delivery day today Casa Del Seeaicho, not only did the SAF serve as speedily as ever but also my new nips (marginally better but not as much as an improvement as I'd hoped - I think I may have to have a go at sharpening 'em up with a finer bevel somehow - I wonder if there's a sharpening service provision somewhere?), the 3 x A5 black styrene sheets intended to fashion buckles & bits for gunslings, the 3 x colours of ribbon I ordered for the core slingings (perhaps a little shinier than I had envisaged, more notably on the olive green & gunmetal, but still decent enough), as well as these two smooth operators:

    Destro sure does look the part, I dunno if it's the painted eyebrows swinging me that way but I detect a hint of caricature of younger Schir Schean in the face, plus he can do the classic 007 poster pose to boot, minor disappointment that the larger of his guns doesn't fit inside his suitcase, and that, whilst Robo of The Fwoosh's assessment that the Retro inner is the better deco over the original suitcase's is right, the hinge on the thing is pretty horrendous - there was some awful stressing on mine from the off that kettling didn't even touch - I think I'll need to figure out a means to re-hinge sooner rather than later, before it bisects itself of it's own accord!
    I can't complain at £13 quid though.
    I did decide to dab metallic green over his plain pupils though, white just didn't cut it for me, is that a subliminal 'Toon influence?
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    Just waiting on The Baroness & the B.A.T. now, the tracking is still at "We're expecting it", SAF really have spoiled me!

    Also the Ambassador arrived, and in-hand he has proved more than the perfunctory purchase I initially considered him, that bonce and the bling deco really do well to differentiate him, and the nice deep sea blue of his windows means I don't even need to repaint the roof pillar that Skids needed blending with black!
    On a whim I decided to paint his dubs black instead of colour-correcting his tires with it, something a bit sporty boy racer about the diplomat is a nice bit of characterisation, like he's has a playful demeanour maybe?
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    With the new black gloves though one has to wonder if he is perhaps the classic spy handler under diplomatic cover, eh?

    And there's a spy!
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    Took a few snaps while out today. Dungeons & Dragons & Dinobots

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    Cheap Sludge from hasbro eBay has just been refunded. Oh well. No paddles for me!
     
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  14. CZ Hazard

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    4 down, 2 to go... Finback

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    Not the condition I'd hoped for honestly, I've touched this photo up a fair bit and I'm going have to use the old bleach and sunlight trick to clean up the robot who's quite badly faded on the top.

    Feels like a box ticking exercise to be honest.
     
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  15. fwestivus

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    I've got both the dragons on the way. I'm surprised how much they embiggen when transformed. Defo seems worth the £8-something they had them for!
     
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    The outside of the d20 mode allows for some impressive wingspan on the dragons, and a very hench owlbear. The sale price is a steal.
     
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  17. Loosecannon

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    I really do love that headsculpt.
     
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  18. Seeaich

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    I can understand why you would fix him, Sid, but as is he kinda fits his OG1 bio!
     
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    "GET BEHIND ME DOKTOR!"

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    I got an Energon Starscream today
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