The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. WayS'L'

    WayS'L' Well-Known Member

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    I'm really stoked for MP Prowl! I'm very very interested in how they're going to avoid giving him massive clog feet though. Here's hoping, though i wasn't wanting to break my mp car abstention so soon, damn you Takara messing around in my brain.

    Tikgnat - The skywarp wave has been knocking around for about a month now, and in case you missed it, the new 3 packs, with the flip and jump shots, are in Asda now, i picked up both sets from Asda Watford on Saturday and they had plenty.
     
  2. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    Cool. I really hope the shoulder missiles are an add-on, a la lambor. Still not Placed a pre-order, I guess I should get on it soon.
     
  3. Master Blaster

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    The launchers are probably gonna be like Lambor's yeah, but I kinda hope they're like U2.0 Prowl's. That's one thing that mold did right; fold-away launchers.

    I'm wondering how they'll tackle the shoulder wheels; Bluestreak doesn't have them and Smokescreen's are on the top of the shoulder. I imagine the latter will just be tooled so they transform that way, but for Bluey's sake I kinda hope they're also stowable in the chest ala Sideswipe's.


    I'm just waiting for the asian retailers to get their pages up, then it's on like Donkey Kong.
     
  4. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    Looking at that pic, it really makes me wish they made an alternators Prowl from the Impreza mould. Cop car impreza? Yes please. The official alts prowl left me a bit cold.

    That reminds me, I appear to have lost my beloved alts smokescreen. Urk. I hope it's in one of the boxes I put in my mum's loft.
     
  5. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Banned

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    There were some customs done using the Binaltech Asterisk Red Alert figure and Prowl head, looked pretty good. Looking back now, I don't hold the same love I once did for the Subaru (or any of them for that matter) mold.
     
  6. Boardwise

    Boardwise There are no strings on me Veteran

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    Hoping there's one this weekend. I've got MP01 & BC12 sets to shift.
    Unless anyone in here is wanting them.

    You should search them out again :p 

    I've met him. great guy. We got drunk together.

    The only version of that mold I have is the Artfire. Really wish they had used Infernos' ladder for it though, but other wise it's a great figure.
     
  7. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Just a little change but I'd prefer him like this:

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    Not gonna happen tho as that isn't 'realistic'.

    I used to love my Subaru Prowl, really chunky but it's put to shame with this.
     
  8. Cha Chi

    Cha Chi Minimondomayhem

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    Prowl is looking mighty fine...
     
  9. WayS'L'

    WayS'L' Well-Known Member

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    BT/Alt Prowl is a good toy, knee articulation be damned. I think it's biggest issue is that the Subaru mold exists and was Smokescreen and more importantly, Silverstreak, so Prowl being anything else would always be a bit strange, no matter how good the Acura could have been.
    Having said that i've never held the Subaru mold in the same kind of reverence as alot of other bt fans. The RX8 will forever be the pinnacle of the line for me, which does make me wonder how a speculative MP Jazz could possibly better it ( other than looking like G1 Jazz) Tho arn't Porshe now very flakey on using their license?
     
  10. Master Blaster

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    It really is! heh blue lights would be nice, but I expect we'll get silver/chromey ones like Sideswipe's. If so, could always but a fine blue wash over them?


    I shall! They were rather tasty if I remember correctly. Surely Tesco or Sainsburys stock them, both are close to my Argos.

    I prefer Inferno to Grapple for this mold, but S1 only so Grapple it is :p  The addon kit will fix most of my problems anyhow. Artfire's a weird one- he looks good, but I have no idea who the guy is.

    I hope it's another free listing weekend again this weekend too. Got some stuff I'd like to relist that didn't go last time (despite HEAPS of watchers. WTF??) and I should probably list my S3 stuff too.
     
  11. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Possibly, would still have the glass look but have a blue tint. Might look quite good that......

    Edited pic as added an essential item :D 
     
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    I'd be interested in the BotCon stuff (dependant on price), but my cash is tied up until my March pay, and I imagine you want the cash before that.
     
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    Boardwise There are no strings on me Veteran

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    To be honest, the hassle with shipping it plus the eBay fees, would probably make it worth it to wait till March if you are interested.

    Finally got round to pre-ordering Car Crash and the first set of MP tapes, Rumble & Ravage.
     
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    @Masterblaster - those old chestnuts of money and space. Both overrated I've found! Red Alert has tipped me slightly over the edge into s2, smokescreen will be the second so it's not looking good.

    Awesome work on this, really looks the part. It really needs those blue lights that TB has edited on though. Forgive a stupid question but what paint would give a 'blue wash'?
     
  15. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    Just when I think I'm settled on Smokescreen, you post this. WHY!?!?!?!

    ;) 
     
  16. TigerBlade

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    Tamiya do a clear coloured line of paints.....I'm thinking x-23 will work best here......will keep it cartoon accurate but not lose the translucent light part.
     
  17. Maniac23

    Maniac23 resident Tim

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    got a few things I am most likely going to add to my sales thread or ebay soon. Thought I would swing it by anyone here that might be interested.

    OFTCC Sentinel Maximus (the Armada overload mold redeco)
    Sams club RID yellow Optimus Prime
    both United E-hobby autobot and decepticon crystal 3 packs
    and a mib (no insert) G1 Grimlock

    throw me a private message if any of you guys are interested.

    on another note, I am eagerly awaiting he full reveal of Prowl, Smokescreen and Blustreak and Genesis is trolling me. I am seriously fighting with myself on a daily basis whether or not to slam down the cheddar for him but it would be taking a chunk out of my current drive to save cash for a house deposit (which I am desperately close to achieving). me sad face
     
  18. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    Those Tamiya clear paints are fantastic.

    I used the red to paint over the chrome and the yellow light in the head of my G1 Galvatron. It worked a treat and was still translucent.
     
  19. dkr7

    dkr7 "Argh' Hexagonal Nuts!"

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    damn that MP datsun mold is nice! Can't wait to see Prowl and Bluestreak in my collection
     
  20. Sweeny

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    Cheers.

    Loving Quakewave, that thing is so posable. Keep acting out things from the comic and cartoon...sigh...really should grow up :D