The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. drmick

    drmick Well-Known Member

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    I'm ashamed to admit I preordered Springer....

    In my defence- he is my favourite Autobot, and as such I have multiples of him anyhow.

    Also- I'm not entirely convinced the SS Leaders go on sale as readily as the Generations ones. So I'm not sure which end of the spectrum of Coronation Starscream to SS86 Grimlock he will end up at.
     
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  2. Dougmonkey

    Dougmonkey Well-Known Member

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    I have been thinking the same!
     
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  3. rikkomba

    rikkomba Hunger

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    Pew pew boom boom sluuuurp
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  4. Samurhino

    Samurhino Give me some creativity, slavishness is death

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    I just want confirmation of none comic shading Straxus so I can stop getting that FOMO itch.

    I know they wont confirm yet though.
     
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  5. Napalm

    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

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    What an absolute specimen this fella is.

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  6. Apollux

    Apollux Turbomaster - Former Leaker

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    That's a really good point regarding future availability. Luckily in this case I already have effectively a 'close enough' figure in the WFC version.

    Must admit I am tempted by the Straxus, but I like the Generations version alt-mode more, even though the new one is more comics accurate.

    I must admit I think the team are doing an excellent job in getting popular and niche/deep cut figures out at the moment. The problem really is on my side (and similar to my issue with Marvel Legends) as I'm waiting for specific bots to cross off the checklist. Trying to be a bit more responsible with how I spend my robo dollars :) 
     
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  7. bcm77

    bcm77 Not A Proper Fan.

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    Made a breakthrough with my new shoes as wearing thicker socks has removed the issues with rubbing that were causing the blisters, I just have to be careful with my right foot for a bit due to the blister on my heel as even with thicker socks and a plaster covering it I still feel it every time I put my foot down but I still managed my average of just over 2 and a half hours this morning so it's not stopping me completely, just slowing me down a bit.

    In the 3 months or so since I started all the exercising I've only missed 3 days and they were because of the thing with my ankle and a bad migraine which I'm very pleased with considering where I was at immediately beforehand.

    Received a package with my "Deadly Assassin" Time Lords in this morning via @Siege Fan and it's very nice so thanks to Chris for sorting it for me as I didn't even know it existed until he posted about it here :) 

    @Lothar Hex,
    Glad you're having a better time of it with Robot Toys Megatron! the dinosaur mode does look very nice so even if it's a bit fiddly getting there it seems worth the perseverance and I'm probably going to order one at some point in the next few weeks!
     
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  8. doucoo

    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    What are you looking for, I have the odd part here and there or duplicates so don't need two lots of weapons.


    What have you got?



    What are you looking to move on?
     
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  9. Gumblor Gimbles

    Gumblor Gimbles Norn' Ironhide

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    I like my wreckers springer even more now.
     
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    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    There's something red and spiky sticking into the frame above the hand so that would lean into the rumoured Flame. They hinted at more Wreckers in the stream so, again, the rumour of Xaaron - plus there was that statue of him on the Wreck N Rule packaging - but....what if it's Scrounge??? :D 
     
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  11. AcidStormReflux

    AcidStormReflux Somewhere, a village is missing an idiot.

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    I'm another who's just had 40 minutes on live chat with Amazon re: Cheap Tigerhawk.

    22.21 added to my gift balance :) 
     
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  12. rikkomba

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    I think Leader Springer is the new Kingdom Ultra Magnus, in terms of "let's see how much we can get out of these dumb f[urrie]s"

    It's unfortunate, because, while KUM made Gears look like a smart idea, Springer was an excellent voyager to start with.

    I don't know what they'll do for Broadside, but now it's a good time to start laughing
     
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  13. number13

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    I've sent you a PM with the list :) 
     
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  14. Braddock

    Braddock Well-Known Member

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    it's all about perception....

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    "Would you like a drink? Sorry to use my tongue, but my arms are quite short you see".
    "Oh, thanks, very kind".

    I'm keeping my eye in, but nothing recently has turned my head, there are a few 'maybe if I see them in the wild at the right moments' like Bee and yellow cat thing but the window of real-world opportunity seems rather restricted nowadays, especially with the ickle stuff.

    No stress, Swoop continues to be alone on order, although that Quintesson fing tempts...quick look at Pulse but no, and how do you sell out a pre-order for goodness sakes?

    Fanks to fella for a Scourge for the movie shelf...when I can get in there.... bit of modification later (expanded upon in Radicons, nooch), and it's all guns sort of blazing!

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    Laters.
     
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  15. saucesmithco

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    Kind of wild these are both Deluxes.

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  16. drmick

    drmick Well-Known Member

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    The campaign to save Broadside starts here:

    Poll: Would you back a Haslab for a Generations Broadside

    Lol
     
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    Hobart Paving I would prefer not to.

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    Three versions of the same (excellent) toy in what, five years - amazing what kind of a career you can forge by pretending to be Han Solo for one line in a Sunbow thing.

    That Optimus is growing on me more and more. If only it didn't have a f***ing Matrix*. And was someone else.


    *The plastic canary in the Optimus coalmine. All the Optimii I like don't have one.
     
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  18. bcm77

    bcm77 Not A Proper Fan.

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    Pre-ordered Dr Wu Bumblebee/regular Cyclonus via deposit at Show Z Store so once those and my other orders ship I'll have a decent selection of their moulds to display around my computer table as they're small enough that I can fit them in easily amongst all the other stuff I have set up there.

    Not sure who else I'll get as I've missed several that I would probably have been intrested in had the line gotten on my radar much sooner but I'll be keeping a closer eye on what else gets made than I had been doing in case they do some other characters of intrest such as the Dinobots.

    Also found some walking socks on Amazon that're padded to help protect against blisters so I'm giving them a go then if they work out I can always get more.
     
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  19. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Do you smell that?

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    Flame & xaaron would be awesome. Has there been any hints to this being the case?
    Can't help but feel that cheeky hand could be as likely to belong to a toy deco jhiaxus or a rodmius. Idw or marvel flavoured?

    Yup... year you were born I was in 1st year uni. Old as fuck!

    Definitely. I'll be keeping mine though ;) 

    Oooh which sainsburys chief?

    hobarts erotic fan fic is coming along nicely

    Not til this lad drops. That is how they achieve double dip

    I've mine ordered, along with Springer and steel jaw.

    I did the 'justify me simping for springer' calculations, and the money I'd have spent of upgrades and weapon kits to get what comes with leader springer onto my existing siege springer... means I'm saving money. :oops: 
     
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  20. Samurhino

    Samurhino Give me some creativity, slavishness is death

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    I know, I know...
     
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