The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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  2. bcm77

    bcm77 Well-Known Member

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    It's Easter?

    News to me.
    Iron Fist was screwed from day one.

    If they'd gone with an Asian actor as I saw some people demanding they'd have been slated for stereotyping all Asians as being into martial arts etc etc.

    They went with a white guy which Danny Rand has been since his comic debut and were still wrong.

    Netflix/Marvel couldn't win in that situation.
     
  3. Underlord

    Underlord Frontier Psychiatrist.

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    can't go wrong with Ript apparel :D 
     
  4. IronicHide

    IronicHide MEME GO HERE

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    Now, I might be a prick, but I love, love, love how you've captured that particular aspect of Hot Rod which makes you love the character, and I particularly do not. Well played.


    Now, it could be me being a colossal prick, but that's fantastic! I get there's not a full rainbow in there, but it works. Good show.


    Oh, and, talking of rainbows...

    I'd like to thank everybody on this thread who's been talking about Doctor Who. I don't watch the show, nor do I mind who plays the Doctor.

    However, I think most of you guys have been exceptionally polite about a subject we all know people can be exceptionally horrible about. It was refreshing.
     
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  5. bcm77

    bcm77 Well-Known Member

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    In a perfect world I think everyone should be treated the same. No exceptions.

    Unfortunately we don't live in a perfect world.

    Which means that some folk will forever be misrepresented or outright shat on.

    Obviously it's not ideal, but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do about it.
     
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  6. banjoted

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    Spoken like a true member of the privileged - and the perfect demonstration of why the world is like it is. If only those less privileged would have the decency to shut up and just put up with being second best, eh?
     
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  7. bcm77

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    Privileged?

    Hardly.

    Since my breakdown as a 19 year old I've been stuck in the same hole for over 20 years, any chance of a normal life out the window because of the stigma around mental illness in society.

    If that makes me privileged, then it's not something I'd wish on anybody.
     
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  8. Dreago

    Dreago 3 whole bits!

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    I think in this context @banjoted was talking about social privilege:
    Privilege (social inequality) - Wikipedia
    Which is a different beast to personal circumstances and individual privilege.

    Separate to that, I feel for you, and hope you can continue to enjoy toy and pets as much as you have done, I know they are some of my most favourite things in the world too.
     
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  9. Maz

    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

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    Definitely NAP. To say I've been able to capture his character is probably the biggest compliment, much appreciated :) 

    All the best
    Maz
     
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    motorthing Not Inert.

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    Good folks we've had our say and this has the potential to turn........."ugly."

    3P-Land is making Baythings. I want to get entitled and ranty about that outrage. It's a bank holiday and there is nothing better to do till teatime.
     
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  11. Dreago

    Dreago 3 whole bits!

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    I kind of want it cos it comes with a dog, otherwise no other need or connection. Is this the correct way to toy?
     
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    An actual real dog might be cheaper.
     
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  13. Dreago

    Dreago 3 whole bits!

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    Oh, to have the space and time...
     
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    Break the illusion!

    MP-9 Rod34.jpg

    I was quite surprised to see MP-9 car go in backwards to form Rodimus Prime. It was messy and scary, but I'm impressed.

    All the best
    Maz
     
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  15. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    Right, Doctor Who, Kris Marshall, an interesting choice, he was pretty funny in My Family (when it was) and I didn't catch him in Death in Paradise.

    As said before about Capaldi, it will all depend on how he's written, Capaldi could have been Tom Baker good, but because the stories decided to be overly contemporary and, for lack of a better term, childish, the show hasn't felt like it was taking risks since Ecclestone left after the first series of the reboot.

    (I am aware that Who has always been written for children as the primary audience, but with Classic Who, there always felt to be more of a depth of character. Few exceptions in New Who though, I genuinely liked Rory and Missy is interesting if only because she's like the psycho ex).

    The Doctor becoming a Timelady though? I am not sure what it would add to the character, the Doctor is an alien yes, but he very much falls into the patriarchal role which when taken up by a woman can go really well, or fall back onto stereotypes. I am just worried that if the role were to be taken by a woman, the writing could deteriorate in quality.

    As much as I like her, Missy is one such example, the Master was always about killing the Doctor and watching the universe burn for shits and gigs. But now I get more of the sense that she sees Doctor more as a potential partner than mortal enemy.

    I don't know, back to trying to retrofit wheels onto my POS Spinout so he actually displays in car mode.
     
  16. IronicHide

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    Welp, we tried to be nice. But we over-handled the delicate MP Conversation.

    Hold my coat, lads, I'm brawling.

    #DoctorWhosucks
    #RedDwarfwasneverfunny
    #StarTrekisnonsense
    #GameOfThronesisjustWarhammerEastenders
     
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  17. banjoted

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    Aye, as @Dreago said, am totally talking sociologically. I'm not trying to belittle your personal circumstances in any way mate, and things certainly sound trying. There's no universal rule that governs us all. Shit things happen to good people, good things to shites, those with nothing can be fulfilled and those with everything can feel empty. I'm talking in hugely broad strokes. And as @motorthing says, we've probably all had our say now. How about we all unite and tackle this thread's real evil, which is undoubtedly @IronicHide.
     
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    This was always the most heading scratching feature of that toy. I only have the (surprisingly sturdy) Hasbro Hot Rod MP so never got this experience. This is as Perceptor was to my 80's TF collection.
     
  19. Dreago

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  20. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    #Crumbleisweak
     
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