The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. RobotoChan

    RobotoChan Nothing to see here

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    @maz - even when ill you still knock out some crackers.

    I miss animated. Prime was a decent enough replacement but animated was all manners of fantastic and deserved to last longer.
     
  2. RedAlert Rescue

    RedAlert Rescue Banned

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    As I said the other day I hope Hydrodrive Bee gets used as a FP Botcon or club toy sometime. He'd be nice to see in a Hasbro boxed set too - if Hasbro can be bothered to release anything animated related for the 30th Anniversary at all.

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  3. simond

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    I eagerly await the Black Rodimus pics... :) 
     
  4. Genetic

    Genetic Morg Than Meets the Eye

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    Okay chaps, 3 things -

    1. Yeah the MF site still sucks for some people. It's because it runs on HTML 5 which is very heavy in terms of resource usage and some devices just can't handle it :(  If there's anything you need, you're more than welcome to message us on Facebook or email directly to sort out purchases. Not ideal I know, but I'm looking at other options for the site but it means more than doubling the overheads at the very least :O

    2. Don't panic, Kapow are still selling third party stuff!

    3. As above, y'all don't need to be worrying about where to buy from. Andy has you covered still and you'll still be able to get everything you need from him, but nothing changes for Masterforce either. My supply isn't affected, I have accounts with something like 6 or 7 wholesalers and I also have distributors in China and Hong Kong. As I said a few pages back, I buy 4 or 5 companies' products from Andy and I can also get them elsewhere. All is fine and dandy.

    Is the 3P bubble bursting? Maybe a little. Andy, myself and other retailers have said for a long time that some third party companies' attitude sucks and now they are learning that it's not acceptable anymore to ignore the people who pay them :) 
     
  5. LegendAntihero

    LegendAntihero Banned

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    I'm glad you like the toys. I like Animated mainly cause of the cartoon story
     
  6. simond

    simond Well-Known Member

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    I'm really looking forward to starting to rewatch Animated having just got my complete DVD from Amazon.com for $30 shipped to the uk... :) 
     
  7. Maz

    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks for the kind words. Pete, any suggestions on how to reduce the grainy-ness in my images?

    All the Animated Bumblebee sizes - excluding the bumper battler and the big talking thing, and one Macross shot:

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    All the best
    Maz
     
  8. stevil33

    stevil33 Army of Wastemen

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    That brief but factual round up of comings and goings in the UK's no.1 thread was brilliant :lol 


    :lolol  I laughed hard at this, thanks mate!!


    Mate, awesome work, the shoes in particular are really, really good.

    PM Pumpkin, he might be keen to take some Bronie stuff from you :D 

    Whatever decision you make I wish you all the best mate.
    To drop 100,000 ra-ra-rasputins business with a company and not get a reply in 3 months is unforgivable.
    To me that was justification to tell them to f**k right off.

    Gentlemen, a toast if you will? Heres to less stress for Sir Andy of House Kapow.
     
  9. shade360

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    I'm private rented.

    Collecting mainly masterpiece - but have some 3rd party - MMC etc and a mix of older stuff, g1/chugs/movoes/prime etc ;) 
     
  10. Maz

    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

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    There simply won't be a funnier thing said in this thread ever. Take the prize, go home, and enjoy a cold Boney M.

    All the best
    Maz
     
  11. podleian

    podleian Wreck and...have a kip

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    I watched 5 episodes of Animated s2 with the kids today. Blurr is my daughter's new favourite transformer, especially after I produced the toy and started babbling at her in Blurr speed speech!

    I've been looking at the 2 Arcees that we have on the way. Both have good and bad points; MMC's one oversized pink foot thing is a very odd design choice, particularly.

    Official = far lower price, but MMC is bound to have the quality and seems to be a triple changer.

    In terms of bot modes, I think that PE's RC has them both beaten anyway. She's a fiddly one, mind.
     
  12. Genetic

    Genetic Morg Than Meets the Eye

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    Boney M's Daddy Cool has the best bass line ever. Fact.
     
  13. RobotoChan

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    @maz - I will drop you a PM shortly RE: graininess. More great shots dude. Bee is pretty sweet in animated. Make you want the wasp version and the vortex blurr and the rest of the stuff that never got released :( 
     
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    Well that was a bit of a bombshell, not really surprised though but I'll be happy to finish off my MT Dinobots then I'll be happy with whatever TT can put out MP wise. It'll be financially a lot easier for me in the long run, may even invest in a few other lines.
     
  15. stevil33

    stevil33 Army of Wastemen

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    I'm showing my age again huh!! :) 


    So, any takers on this MLG stuff, no idea what MLG is but its free to whoever wants it (price includes p&p). Save it from one of Britain's landfills, do your bit for the environment and the ever increasing hole in the ozone.
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  16. Rodentus prime

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    You realise that the 'one oversize pink foot thing' is an optional add on piece to help her stand in more extreme poses right? (also a stand for the 'hover car' mode)
     
  17. mcluskyism

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    Depends what you're after. I have a shop in Central London called Orbital [www.orbitalcomics.com]. We get in the new Generations bits and have a few older pieces ranging from G1 to recent, loose, sealed, 2nd hand, etc. and some 3P stuff. Nothing too exciting in at the moment though.

    Forbidden Planet will have some of the newer releases, Generations and movie bits.

    Hamleys will have newer bits too.

    And then depending how far out from Central London you want to travel, there are Toys R Us and Smyths toys stores and various large supermarkets a tube, train or bus ride away. They'll have the newer releases too. If Ironichide sees this, he has a shopping guide he loves to share.
     
  18. IronicHide

    IronicHide MEME GO HERE

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    For Brooticus.

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    Gif gif giffy gif.

    Also, whoever was asking - Masterforce / Genetic / The Morg will sort you out.

    Swedish chappy - London TFs means going to Orbital, round the corner from Leicester Square tube station. That's where you'll find vintage / second-hand stuff.

    For mass retail stuff, and I understand Scandinavia has even worse distribution than the UK, you'll be looking for Toys'R'Us and The Entertainer in general, but larger Tesco and Sainsbury's stores may have a few things.

    Or: What mcluskyism just said.
     
  19. Genetic

    Genetic Morg Than Meets the Eye

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    Out of interest, who is the other retailer dropping third party products?
     
  20. craftsmith

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    Masterpieces seems to be the way to go for a lot of us on here, I still got loads of random figs from random lines though. I picked up 2 AOE generatios figs the other day, and I'm not sure why. I think anticipation and boredom makes me want to have a new figure everyday, or at least once a week.