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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:41 am

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Wasp-shot23 wrote:
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Wasp-shot23 wrote:Ho, fellows! Sainsbury's have wave 2 legion figures!
And I hear tell of some stores (not mine sadly) having wave 3 deluxes!
Go spend your money then, lucky people, for I have none.
I simply perform my selfless duty to tell those who ask about where toys I would want for myself reside.
...Just leave some for me when I find some cash, k?



Pray do tell what wondrous stores are these?
There is NOTHING in East Anglia, and there was nothing in Leeds over the weekend.
Not even wave 1, apart from TRU.


Did I not say Sainsbury's?
I should have qualified the second statement as continuous to the first I see...
:p


You did, and it was, albeit slightly ambiguous. My apologies! :D

I might just wait until Dublin, and raid the Smyths next door to me.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby craggy » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:51 pm

FP Flameblast arrived Saturday from Kapow, just got my hands on him today. Cool wee figure, plenty of poses he can assume, and the weapons (and storage for the pistols) are pretty neat. Never had the Blast Off version of this guy, but going to assume that the fact that some of the joints are so loose is because of mold degradation? The figure itself is fine, but the hinge that the front of the shuttle mode swings back on and the little bits that attach his rocket boosters are a pretty loose. Not terrible, by any means, because neither really affects either mode too much, but it is noticable compared to the usually "almost too tight" FP manufacturing, which is still present on the majority of pieces. I got him fairly cheap anyway, so it's not a huge problem, but a little niggle I have.

Also noticed that he feels a bit smaller than the other Causality guys I have, namely the 3 Insecticons. Again, for the price, he's fine, but if I'd paid an extra fiver or tenner, like most places are charging, I'd feel a bit let down. Last problem I've got with it is the sword. It's pretty cool, and I do always like my melee weapons for TFs, but I wish there'd been a place to store it properly in robot mode when it's not in his hands. So: 3 quite minor things, all of which I've seen much worse examples of in official releases in recent years, but they're just more noticeable here because of Fansproject's otherwise stellar record. Also, he can't be that bad, because I'm still eyeing up Warcry.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:14 pm

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Distressing news from my TRU (Norwich): sales of the Prime RID line are not going well, as most of the first shipments of wave 1 are still on the shelves.
Which means they are not currently planning on ordering any further waves from the line.

..:(

I checked ASDA today, and whilst they do have Ironhide and Dreadwing Commanders, and Revealers on £9.73, it's only one case of wave 1 which is on the shelf.

Double :( :(


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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby New Omen » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:47 am

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:54 am

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Got Ratchet and Knockout online, no signs of Steve anywhere.

Not sure if this will work for everyone, but if you want a 10% off voucher for Buyforless, I got this one: THANKS9265

Ends on 31/07/2012.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:13 am

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Va'al wrote:Got Ratchet and Knockout online, no signs of Steve anywhere.

Not sure if this will work for everyone, but if you want a 10% off voucher for Buyforless, I got this one: THANKS9265

Ends on 31/07/2012.


That's exactly the same code I got with my invoice so it looks like its generic.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:33 am

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MightyMagnus78 wrote:
Va'al wrote:Got Ratchet and Knockout online, no signs of Steve anywhere.

Not sure if this will work for everyone, but if you want a 10% off voucher for Buyforless, I got this one: THANKS9265

Ends on 31/07/2012.


That's exactly the same code I got with my invoice so it looks like its generic.


Excellent!

Go on people, use the 10% off goodness!
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Wasp-shot23 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:01 am

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:18 am

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Does anyone want a Takara AM Voyager Starscream, for £40 + P&P?

I'm watching a bid for Breakdown plus Starscream, but I don't really want the latter.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Krok » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:18 am

I would have maybe taken you up on the offer Va'al but the Amazon decided they had another box of G2 Bruticus's hidden behind thier sofa. And now I'm broke.

Though thankfully because of the exchange rate, not as broke as I should be.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:19 am

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I just pictured an Amazon sofa. It must be HUGE.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:05 am

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Knockout arrived today, and I actually really like the little guy, once the transformation is done correctly!

Still needs some paint, though. Shoulder spikes, wheels and maybe the inside of his hood, and shins. Ratchet is on his way too, but he's getting the Reprolabel treatment.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Rodimus Minor » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:18 am

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Va'al wrote:Knockout arrived today, and I actually really like the little guy, once the transformation is done correctly!

Still needs some paint, though. Shoulder spikes, wheels and maybe the inside of his hood, and shins. Ratchet is on his way too, but he's getting the Reprolabel treatment.


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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:27 am

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Va'al wrote:Knockout arrived today, and I actually really like the little guy, once the transformation is done correctly!

Still needs some paint, though. Shoulder spikes, wheels and maybe the inside of his hood, and shins. Ratchet is on his way too, but he's getting the Reprolabel treatment.


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I've said it somewhere else, too: I think there's too much covering going on with the stickers, and I'm not sure about spending more money on him. I already have the paints, just not with me, and I've started doing what I could with Sharpies.

Still a work in progress:

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby robotmel » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:52 am

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Spotted (and bought) these two little beauties at my local Tesco yesterday afternoon.

Transformers Prime deluxe Arcee and Ratchet for few nice price of £ 9.97 each!

They where the only two on the shelf apart from several Bumblebee, a Cliffjumper and a Wheeljack.

Looking forward to the new Argos catalogue which is out next weekend for more Prime and hopefully FoC goodies? Heres hoping!! ;)
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:55 am

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Still nothing in East Anglia, but Ratchet arrived today from Buyforless.
I like him! So far he's ranking well with Soundwave, in the PRiD line.

Reprolabels should be arriving soon for him, too.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby waaaaghlord » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:14 am

robotmel wrote:They where the only two on the shelf apart from several Bumblebee, a Cliffjumper and a Wheeljack.


This is because there is only 1 of each to a wave 2 case. So out of 16 available slots across wave 1 and 2, 14 of them are the wave 1 figures (that have now been out for 6 months) with Bumblebee most heavily overpacked. Add to this the tendency for companies to over order on early waves and the reasons for our difficulties in finding non yellow TFs become clear.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:19 am

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In light of Hasbros ridiculous decision not to release Breakdown in the west, I've pulled the trigger and ordered the AM version today off eBay.

I'm not a fan of these Micron's either. Any 3rd parties making a more show accurate hammer?
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby craggy » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:57 pm

Glad you got Ratchet, Va'al, he's pretty good, eh?

I too appear to be having to order Breakdown off of ebay. He's vanished from Kapow, when I would have ordered him last week if not for their "no pre-orders and in-stock items in the same order" rule. Still there's a few sellers with the Bulkhead and Breakdown AM figures in a set, so I should be able to pick those guys up together and save on postage after all.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:14 pm

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craggy wrote:Glad you got Ratchet, Va'al, he's pretty good, eh?

I too appear to be having to order Breakdown off of ebay. He's vanished from Kapow, when I would have ordered him last week if not for their "no pre-orders and in-stock items in the same order" rule. Still there's a few sellers with the Bulkhead and Breakdown AM figures in a set, so I should be able to pick those guys up together and save on postage after all.



He is! My one complaint is the face: too grumpy. :P

I did see one really good deal actually, turned out to almost £35 per figure once the order was made. Was still on eBay last time I checked.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby craggy » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:15 pm

there's a seller on ebay offering the whole AM line so far for what I worked out as about £23each after shipping. That's including the Voyagers. If I had the cash, I'd have it, and toss the few I don't want on here or ebay. But I don't have the cash. :P
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby AdamPrime » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:56 am

Spotted a couple of Weaponizer Bumblebees at TRU. Go get 'im if you're into that.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby waaaaghlord » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:20 am

AdamPrime wrote:Spotted a couple of Weaponizer Bumblebees at TRU. Go get 'im if you're into that.


Hey, I took the liberty of giving DM a shout about your sighting and scored you a news credit.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby AdamPrime » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:19 am

Oh, thanks! ^_^ My first news credit! *squeee* If you'd like some extra info;

Sighted at TRU Exeter, Devon.
There were only two Bumblebees - No Primes at all.
The shelf-tag said £34.99. This is pretty high for the size and complexity of the figure, if I may say so.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby waaaaghlord » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:27 am

I'll pass that along now.
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