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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Mr O » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:25 am

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Mr O wrote:TRU Bristol (Cribbs Causeway) has plenty of the Slug Evolution Pack, first time I've seen it.


Is the Slug in that pack the same deco as the normal release?


I've only looked at them both in package and there are no differences from what I can see.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:45 am

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Mr O wrote:TRU Bristol (Cribbs Causeway) has plenty of the Slug Evolution Pack, first time I've seen it.


Is the Slug in that pack the same deco as the normal release?


I've only looked at them both in package and there are no differences from what I can see.

Ah thats fantastic, thanks. After asking about the mini cons in another thread I'll definitely be on the look out for them.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Neurie » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:20 pm

Roadbuster and Sky-bite turned up from Kapow today!

Yay!

If any of you are looking for Transformers Dark Spark on Wii U its a Game exclusive in the UK and you have to order it in store.

Its the same main game as the X-Box and PS3 game, but lacks any online mode so it will not sell well. I don't know if that will make it rare, but its certainly not value for money sadly.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Neurie » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:23 pm

Mr O wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Mr O wrote:TRU Bristol (Cribbs Causeway) has plenty of the Slug Evolution Pack, first time I've seen it.


Is the Slug in that pack the same deco as the normal release?


I've only looked at them both in package and there are no differences from what I can see.



IT should be the new style one with the altered spikes/horns. The initial run has different horns, One set are more square/spikey and the other is more rounded. That's the only actual difference in molds.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Neurie » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:30 pm

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ArmadaPrime wrote:Yo, can anyone here vouch for Forbidden Planet (as in this forbidden planet, there are two :roll: ) as an online retailer? I know that they have a habit of steep prices but I've only bought in-store from them and so I haven't a clue how reliable they are regarding shipping and all that jazz

Decided to bite anyway and (FINALLY) grabbed myself a Generations Springer at last-cost just shy of (or just over, i forget :lol:) £25 shipped, which is pretty much cheaper than I've seen him anywhere other than possibly ebay, but being under 18 I can't have an ebay account of my own, making that option a right swine. Either way I'm happy with what I paid, and excited for it to arrive :DANCE:



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Right there are 2 Forbidden Planets online who both have the same Logos! One is the UK branch and the other is the Scottish (which is cheaper on some things). You often find both companies turning up to shows as well such as the LFCC and competing against each other event though the parent company is essentially the same.

If you switch between both companies you will find the same product on both web sites at different prices. Shop around and you can get some good deals.

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Also consider the American Amazon website, quiet a lot of their toys you can order(given the £ is really strong against the $ atm it works out fairly cheap on some items). The postage is usually fairly cheap and you can often pay the import tax upfront avoiding the handling fees. Plus if Amazon US don't get charged for the import tax they refund you the money. Has happened a few times to me when I suddenly got a payment from amazon after a few months for that exact reason.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby TheGlynreaper » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:34 pm

I visited 2 carboots in wales on sunday and i picked up some interesting things first up at the first carboot i picked up a 2007 wreckage figure for £2 along with a first strike optimus prime for £3 although his hands and some side panels including his pipes are missing but other than that in excellent condition

the next carboot i went to was even more worthwhile as at one stall i picked up a rotf supreme class devastator for £55 in excellent condition although there was 2 bits missing scrappers middle scoop part and hightowers tall platform is absent too

also at the same stall i picked up a cybertron voyager exclusive starscream for £7, stalker Scorponok with a missing leg for £4 , animated soundwave for £4, rotf Ravage £3, Power Core Combiner Smolder for £3, rotf scattershot £2, storm surge £2 and a 2006 classic bumblebee with 2 fron panels missing for £3 and lastly a rotf scattershot for £2
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ZeroWolf » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:59 pm

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Neurie wrote:Also consider the American Amazon website, quiet a lot of their toys you can order(given the £ is really strong against the $ atm it works out fairly cheap on some items). The postage is usually fairly cheap and you can often pay the import tax upfront avoiding the handling fees. Plus if Amazon US don't get charged for the import tax they refund you the money. Has happened a few times to me when I suddenly got a payment from amazon after a few months for that exact reason.

With the American Amazon, how on average is shipping? I'm still trying to find a good importer
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Mr O » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:45 pm

Neurie wrote:
Mr O wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Mr O wrote:TRU Bristol (Cribbs Causeway) has plenty of the Slug Evolution Pack, first time I've seen it.


Is the Slug in that pack the same deco as the normal release?


I've only looked at them both in package and there are no differences from what I can see.



IT should be the new style one with the altered spikes/horns. The initial run has different horns, One set are more square/spikey and the other is more rounded. That's the only actual difference in molds.


Weirdly the horns on both of these are the same. Even weirdlier the single packaging says made in China and the Evolution packaging says made in Vietnam.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby leakin' lubricant » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:17 am

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Hi hope this is in the rights place, has anyone used this site before? They have some very good prices, if so are they reliable?

http://www.omegalock.co.uk/index.php
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Neurie » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:19 am

Prices seem ok even if the selections rather narrow.

Never used them it herd of them before, so dealers choice really.

As for the US Amazon, postage can be decent but depends on the amount your sending and size, it all gets estimated first so have a look and make an informe decision based on that. The third party sellers tend to be a tad expensive from time to time
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Neurie » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:40 pm

Couple of quick pics I put together whilst fiddling Sky-bite and Roadbuster.

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Loving the alternative Roadbuster wreckers sticker

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Perhaps not the wisest game of "finger in the ear" tailgate ever played.

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby leakin' lubricant » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:40 pm

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leakin' lubricant wrote:Hi hope this is in the rights place, has anyone used this site before? They have some very good prices, if so are they reliable?

http://www.omegalock.co.uk/index.php


Pulled the trigger on Mania King from this site, hope the service is good as they have some good 3rd party prices.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ZeroWolf » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:29 am

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leakin' lubricant wrote:
leakin' lubricant wrote:Hi hope this is in the rights place, has anyone used this site before? They have some very good prices, if so are they reliable?

http://www.omegalock.co.uk/index.php


Pulled the trigger on Mania King from this site, hope the service is good as they have some good 3rd party prices.

Let us know what delivery is like, there's a few things I wouldn't mind from there :)
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby leakin' lubricant » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:46 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:
leakin' lubricant wrote:
leakin' lubricant wrote:Hi hope this is in the rights place, has anyone used this site before? Thw ey have some very good prices, if so are they reliable?

http://www.omegalock.co.uk/index.php


Pulled the trigger on Mania King from this site, hope the service is good as they have some good 3rd party prices.

Let us know what delivery is like, there's a few things I wouldn't mind from there :)


Will do, they've got some good prices haven't they?
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Oddimus Prime » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:14 am

Hi all,

Nothing major to report. Finally got hold of the AoE Kreons (Went to Smyths in Charlton) Somehow managed to pick up 11 / 12 even though I went through them and pulled out a whole set (Yay for code numbers!)

My Local Morrisons also (bizarrely) had a restock of Wave 3 Kreons. I again bought all they had, I am still missing a few from wave 3 and I figure it's good to have spares of this fairly difficult to get hold of wave.

Nothing else to report at the mo though.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby TheGlynreaper » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:59 am

Im hoping to get generations skybyte in around 2-3 weeks as it will look awesome next to the commerative edition seacons/piranacon but then i have a real love for transformers who turn into aquatic creatures anyway im wondering which is the best site to get him from
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Ravage XK » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:58 am

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leakin' lubricant wrote:Hi hope this is in the rights place, has anyone used this site before? They have some very good prices, if so are they reliable?

http://www.omegalock.co.uk/index.php


Blimey, they are cheap for 3P stuff compared to Kapow....makes me wonder if you would actually get what you pre ordered.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby leakin' lubricant » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:04 am

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leakin' lubricant wrote:Hi hope this is in the rights place, has anyone used this site before? They have some very good prices, if so are they reliable?

http://www.omegalock.co.uk/index.php


Blimey, they are cheap for 3P stuff compared to Kapow....makes me wonder if you would actually get what you pre ordered.


Seriously mate, don't even joke about that. ;)
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:21 pm

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Just been to Toy's'r us in Teesside Park and there's a flood of one step changers and power battlers. Only generation stuff they had was bumble bee, crosshairs and normal/evolution pack Slug (which I nabbed). They also still had all stock of Metroplex, Year of the Horse Prime and Starscream. They also randomly had one pack of Robot Heroes, the one with Black Aracnia and Cheetor(I think)
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Syn_13 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:18 pm

How much was the Metroplex going for? Is it worth picking up the UK version or better off getting the US version imported? I have relatives in the US that can help me out with shipping but it'll probably work out the same cost after customs. Not keen on the Takara colours for Metroplex.

Also, does anyone here in the UK order from the States? I've got a few things off ebay from the Far East but they've only been small figures which avoided any sort of customs fee. I just don't want to get stung with a whopping customs bill afterwards.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:30 pm

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It was £125 (well 124.99) I think. Strange that Metroplex hasn't had the discounts the Year of the Horse figures have(Starscream is £50 while Prime is £99)
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Mr O » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:38 pm

I've been waiting for a discount on Metroplex. Went to TRU Cardiff on the weekend and they've been cleared from the shelves. There's no way in the world they sold all of those in two weeks after they sat there for months. I wonder is something new coming to occupy that space (dream on...).
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Searchlight » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:14 pm

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I picked up metroplex 3 months ago for £74.95 from TRU. when I mentioned it to a friend he went down the next day only to find them at full price again. Not sure if mine was a pricing error but still got the box and it's clearly labeled. With luck they'll do it again soon.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ArmadaPrime » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:03 am

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Syn_13 wrote:Also, does anyone here in the UK order from the States? I've got a few things off ebay from the Far East but they've only been small figures which avoided any sort of customs fee. I just don't want to get stung with a whopping customs bill afterwards.

Don't think I've ever actually ordered from the states but in terms of import VAT, which is what you'll likely get hit with, it's anything over the value of £15 is charged 20% VAT, with an £8 handling fee slapped in that for good measure
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Ravage XK » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:05 am

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