The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. galvatron1701

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    I had that! I think we got it from Argos or Littlewoods. In fact I think I had most of of the sets they did, barring the long black robot one. I loved the fortress; spent many happy hours playing with that on the floor.
     
  2. Underlord

    Underlord Frontier Psychiatrist.

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    My friend had the red manta force spaceship when we were kids. I also remember seeing that there was a railway set too, and a kid on Noel's house party won one, but searching online yielded no results.
    Then I looked at a scan of an old Argos catalogue, and Bingo!
    Turns out said railway set was from a toyline called Zero hour, on the exact same page as Manta force.
     
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  3. Link Aran

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    ok
    to momentarily divert the attention away from manta force, I would just like to say..

    TESCO HAVE DONE IT AGAIN

    I recently popped into my local tescos to find that they were doing TR voyagers for £6.25.
    check your stores now, I only just managed to get an Astrotrain.
     
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  4. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Well, SHAZBUT! Home to a Red Card and tomorrow's a Bank Holiday so that's a Saturday pickup then! Bah, and, indeed, Humbug!
     
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  5. IronicHide

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    OK, the atmosphere in the garage is reasonably dry, but it does have brick-size holes high up in one wall as a catch-all airbrick / window solution, so damp has to be a factor.

    The not-Detolfs are secure enough against mice, but tinier critters could get in. How much damage could they do?


    Whoah. OK. If I go this route, I might have to employ your expertise. Can I do so in exchange for helping you move the stuff you have in the barn(?) you were telling me about.

    Wow. That sentence sounds dodgy AF.
     
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    AFA Ironhide 3.jpg

    AFA 85, Ironhide MISB

    I think it's beautiful.

    Happy Easter!
     
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  7. Underlord

    Underlord Frontier Psychiatrist.

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    least it's not a ransom note :) 
     
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  8. galvatron1701

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    I was going to say that I didn't remember a railway set!
     
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    THERE'S SOME BODIES IN THE BARN
    THERE'S SOME BODIES IN THE BARN
    THERE'S SOME BODIES IN THE BAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRN

    :lol 
     
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  10. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Sounds like a great job to have, exploring the wild natural countryside of Scotland!

    Hah! Then I think that was me who sold you them! Happy enough with them then? I never had the Grimlock (had them on display with MP-08), but they look good together.

    My neighbour had the base too! He was to Manta Force what I was to Transformers - obsessed.
     
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  11. MissingSea

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    Even gents, where's everyone getting Gnaw from is it on general release (sorry limited internet browsing time so only been scanning the thread)?
     
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    Try Tesco -- they cleared out the deluxes cheap but most will probably still have Legends.

    Ditto on time...
     
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  14. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Fair height difference between Shockwave and Megatron! Not that that is a bad thing.

    Both two amazing looking figures.
     
  15. Rack n Ruin

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    Asda seems a common spot to find Gnaw.
     
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    No time to catch up on the thread. Been quite a day. Unexpectedly held up at work and literally just walked in; now off out for a few drinks...

    and not even chance to look at cosmo battles!
     
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  17. motorthing

    motorthing Just the Toys Ma'am

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    Chances of finding one in a South London Tesco at that price (or any other for that matter) are about the same as me single handedly reaching Mars on foot by tomorrow morning if I start out now.
     
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    That's True! As we approach Good Friday, I *should* be counting my blessings but the alacrity of my first johosontony purchase has set me up for The Nerves with the following purchase which is (comparatively to the initial Light Speed first delivery) taking it's sweet time. Even the Tracking's gone slow. (Also this probably isn't it, it's most likely an in-country Ebay Rabbit hole I fell down.)

    If you don't mind punting £12 quid, a decent-sized ASDA may sort you out.

    As it's a Bank Holiday Weekend the time when things commonly take a turn towards DIY, I have been drawn back to polishing my favourite turd...

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    Yup, he's pretty much nobody else's cup of tea as far as I can tell but I saw the beauty in him (or at least the potential after a decent boob op)!
    It worked so well on Bee's Upper arms (and in the same place as 'Streaker on the MPO version of his Lambro) I thought I'd give his inner legs the Sharpie & black paint treatment.
    I realised that it'll throw some shade thru his rather less than optimally opaque yellow plastic as his forearm detailing does but figured it's worth it for the illusion of less hollowness, especially as his HFG Engine block will cover most of it, and worst case scenario if it bugs me that much a bit of black up top on the car rear is pretty dead-on G1 if I decide to do that!

    "Illusion, Michael. A trick is something a whore does for money..." [sees children] "... or candy!"
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  19. Underlord

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    here's the offending page IMG_20170413_212109.jpg
    The fact they were both photographed on the same background also helped confuse the five year old me :lol 
     
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  20. Napalm

    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

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    I am very, very happy so far.

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