The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Vertex

    Vertex Still Rockets Redglare

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    Good plan! I bought 3 CW Hounds on discount to make a Samebiner with Sky Lynx and just need one more! :D :D :D :eek: 
     
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  2. Risk

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    This is no ordinary package refresh, this is M&S package refresh.
     
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  4. Max Tower

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    I think it might be possible to if not "fix" to at least help some of the issues so far not covered with Blitzwing's design problem at lot of the issues with it are down to how the hinge in the body sits so replacing that would allo for a different configuration of the jet mode that would look more toy accurate and less messed up X-wing like that it does at the moment. If they'd spent that money making the mould better it would likely be on it's 3rd repaint by now instead of it shelf hugging like crazy and the Diaclone repaint (next year) is likely do the exact same thing too.

    They really need to realise if you sell toys that get worse for ever increasing money people will either wait for a sale or not buy it at all and to be honest I think only the robot mode is worth any of the money on Blitzwing. & that is even with the upgrade kits I have installed on mine.

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    As for the discussion of repacks and reissues.. I think there is certainly a reason to do that if they can 100% confirm it won't discolour.
    But that some 2024 toys are still discolouring means that problem still has not entirely gone away.

    It is esspecially dubious when no one else seems to have this issue to anywhere near this degree.. even KO's & cheap Chinese supermarket toys don't discolour to the degree the WFCT & early Legacy stuff does.

    So yeah a reissue of Jhixaus or a repaint in silver-grey might be preferable to having one that looks that faded green.. even if the green discolouration does at least almost match the wings now.
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  5. rikkomba

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    At this point it's not even Diaclone - new releases must be 1000 GBP per year or less.
    Everything will end up for sale. How quickly, we'll see. Not much CHUG left.
     
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  6. Max Tower

    Max Tower Well-Known Member

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    There is lots left.. just not lots left that wasn't on a TV show or at least not a western one.

    The Sparkabots the Triggerbots, The throttlebots, They have not touched the Pretenders much. There is another 3 or more years of stuff easily even without farming the other sub-franchises.

    They should like the Throttlebots as most of them would be remoulds.
     
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  7. Lothar Hex

    Lothar Hex Perverted Sociopath™

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    As someone who has bought several versions of the Siege Megatron mold I dare say someone wanted this.
     
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  8. Triggerhappy

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    The G2 jets, the Laser Rods, more Go Bots, Japanese G1, Micromasters galore!!
     
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  9. Hobart Paving

    Hobart Paving I would prefer not to.

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    That's fair - if they'd muted the colours and added battle-damage I'd have bought it*!

    Mine hasn't discoloured - yet, at least, but I'd definitely buy Jhiaxus again in a non-slimy-feeling, not-white plastic. The biggest fault of the figure is that all the surface detail blends together and is lost in the white.

    I think, to be honest, I’d rather the current team leave Japanese G1 well alone. If they’re just going to half-arse it, I’d prefer they didn’t bother.


    *Again.
     
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  10. Astro-Furby

    Astro-Furby Life is strange

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    eBay cape and Conan movie swords (both Arnie and Momoa)

    [​IMG]IMG_20240615_221314 by Martyn Lesbirel, on Flickr

    Will post pics of my own scratch built wired cape, assuming I can make it well enough
     
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  11. Loosecannon

    Loosecannon Cos I know I'm right...

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    A nice repaint of Snapdragon and Apeface would be appreciated with decent colours/plastic…
     
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    Hobart Paving I would prefer not to.

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    Do I like these?


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    I’d certainly like a repaint of Snapdragon with appropriate battle-damage. Everything else about him seems fine (apart from paint-rubbing on the Headmaster). Maybe re-release him with a little Crippled Daniel figure?

    Apeface has that soapy nylon, but I can live with it - there’s presumably an engineering reason for it. And he’s great, anyway… :) 
     
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  13. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Do you smell that?

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    Yes, but the say mean things about you behind your back.

    Chiefly that you eat your own boogers.
     
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  14. rikkomba

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    Kitty kitty
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    Hobart Paving I would prefer not to.

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    That is an actionable slander, and I shall be contacting my representatives forthwith. They shall all be placed in toy jail, then hanged by the neck until Earthrise.
     
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  16. Siege Fan

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    Unexpectedly someone had uttered 'mandem' in earshot of Chun-Li, so the backhand needed warming up fast.

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    That's a weird thing to do with boogers.
     
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  18. Gumblor Gimbles

    Gumblor Gimbles Norn' Ironhide

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    gimme gimme gimme a car after midnight
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  19. Throway

    Throway You'll never stop at one...

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    You haven't plugged the blue chest pieces into the "arm". 1000039058.jpg
    You can see the gap. Before connecting the shoulders make sure those pieces click into the indents of the panel and the 2nd joint should line up.
     
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    That's the kitty!!
     
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