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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby craggy » Sat May 11, 2013 8:07 pm

yeah, I'm a big fan of the HA Basics. I have that "god-awful" Dragstrip...sure he's not the G1 guy, really, but I like him despite his various flaws. There's some cool ways you can pose him, and his colours are very nice. I think of him, and PCC...Whatsisname...as members of the same race team as Dragstrip, sort of his flunkies, who weren't good enough to join the proper Stunticons, but who have still ended up joining the Decepticons because their hero Dragstrip did.

Did the 3rd wave of these guys ever come out? There was that red motorcycle looking guy that I really wanted to be my pre-/post- Action Master Rad.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Sun May 12, 2013 3:50 am

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I have never seen Reverb or Crosshairs at retail, no.
Which is a shame, as you say, as Reverb does look pretty nice.

EDIT: I went into town, aiming for the shop where I had seen RtS Legends, finally wanting OP and Megs - and of course, all they had (for £2.99) was Gold Bumblebee. Three racks of him. :(
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby craggy » Sun May 12, 2013 12:21 pm

the cartoon head on that Gold Bumblebee really cost Hasbro my all important £3. :(

I have the Megatron and really, it's only cool because of the idea of it. It's actually not a very great toy. Suppose for £2.99 it's okay. I might have paid a smidgen more than that. I don't remember. Looks nice next to FP's Quake though.

There's a pretty decent likelihood we'll get the upcoming Legends targetmasters so you can get the Prime from that lot. Or there's probably a lot of the RTS version (or any of it's bajillion repaints) on ebay. In fact, I think the TakaraTomy line is putting that out again in another vaguely different colour scheme.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ThunderThruster » Sun May 12, 2013 2:22 pm

The RtS Legends are cool little figures, specailly if you've got a city bot to display them with. Currently my Prime and Megs are sat on the papercraft arms micron sofa atop my desktop.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ThunderThruster » Wed May 15, 2013 5:36 am

Armada Jetfire arrived today, so when I get home I'll be swapping out the trailer pants to display Jet/Magna Prime! Will also have to see how well Energon Ultra Magnus combines with Jetfire!
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Wed May 15, 2013 9:30 am

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Norwich's TRU has nine MP Optimus Primes. Full price (£99.99).

They look so sad, warming that shelf. :(
I'm worried that if no one takes them, we might not get a good shipment of Soundwaves when those hit.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ArmadaPrime » Wed May 15, 2013 10:42 am

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Va'al wrote:Norwich's TRU has nine MP Optimus Primes. Full price (£99.99).

They look so sad, warming that shelf. :(
I'm worried that if no one takes them, we might not get a good shipment of Soundwaves when those hit.

If TRU thought about knocking down the price, I'd be more than tempted to snap one up (well, from my local that is, which I've not been into in months). I mean I'm not saying it's bad value necessarily, it's just freakin' expensive. And yes, I'm also kinda worried about price/distribution of Soundwave, when he's finally released over here.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby craggy » Wed May 15, 2013 1:42 pm

I might yet cave and pick up MP Prime. A price drop, or special offer might encourage me. Going to have to see if there's still any kicking about my local after I get paid. (or maybe the time after that depending on pre-orders)

edit: been thinking a bit about City Of Fear lately, and then Va'al reminded me of DOTM Guzzle...so a question: Any cars that I could repurpose as Sizzle and Fizzle, the Sparkler Mini-bots? Thinking Scout size, preferably both in the same style, if not outright repaints (I know the originals weren't but their colours got so confused in fiction that they might as well have been)
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ThunderThruster » Wed May 15, 2013 2:13 pm

Ahh, i remember reading City of Fear as a kid, and then again when I got the trade paperback a year ago!

As for Sizzle and Fizzle, hows the cybertron Clocker mold work for you? it is scout size and already has numerous repaints (blue, red, and the original white+tal).
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Wasp-shot23 » Wed May 15, 2013 3:04 pm

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I must say MP10 has been the first masterpiece I've genuinely got excited by. I almost bought one last month, but it's so hard to justify spending 'undred nicker on a toy.
Even if it is that beautiful.
Oh well, I'll get by with my mint G1 OP. ;)

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ArmadaPrime » Wed May 15, 2013 3:41 pm

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Wasp-shot23 wrote:I must say MP10 has been the first masterpiece I've genuinely got excited by.

Have you seen Masterpiece Soundwave.
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Grappel is a lovely figure and no mistake. He's chunky but not too cumbersome-although for whatever daft reason HasTak remolded the arms from inferno, and in doing so decided to remove the wrist rotation or ability to hold anything. Huh, go figure.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Wed May 15, 2013 4:03 pm

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ArmadaPrime wrote:
Wasp-shot23 wrote:I must say MP10 has been the first masterpiece I've genuinely got excited by.

Have you seen Masterpiece Soundwave.


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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby craggy » Wed May 15, 2013 4:44 pm

ThunderThruster wrote:Ahh, i remember reading City of Fear as a kid, and then again when I got the trade paperback a year ago!

As for Sizzle and Fizzle, hows the cybertron Clocker mold work for you? it is scout size and already has numerous repaints (blue, red, and the original white+tal).

considered Clocker. a red one and a blue one could work. the chunky pipes on his arms/doors could be the Sparkabot gimmick (in my head) but was hoping for something newer, and less in-demand. People (understandably) love them some Clocker.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby waaaaghlord » Thu May 16, 2013 12:24 am

Anybody got a chain called Factory Warehouse near them? I'd never heard of them and they don't seem to have a website but according to my facebook contacts they've got the DVD wave of Prime deluxes. That should be the assortment with 2 Vehicons per case.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Oddimus Prime » Thu May 16, 2013 4:13 am

Not sure if anyone else has seen this yet, but the Beast Hunters first wave is up for pre-order on thetoyshop.com. Deluxes are £13, Cyberverse Leaders £9, and Voyagers £23. The release date on the website is 30th May, which means we should see these puppies turning up all over this place in the next couple of weeks :)
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ThunderThruster » Thu May 16, 2013 6:32 am

craggy wrote:
ThunderThruster wrote:Ahh, i remember reading City of Fear as a kid, and then again when I got the trade paperback a year ago!

As for Sizzle and Fizzle, hows the cybertron Clocker mold work for you? it is scout size and already has numerous repaints (blue, red, and the original white+tal).

considered Clocker. a red one and a blue one could work. the chunky pipes on his arms/doors could be the Sparkabot gimmick (in my head) but was hoping for something newer, and less in-demand. People (understandably) love them some Clocker.


Some alternatives could be:
the HFTD Oil Pan/RotF breakdown mold
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Crosshairs » Thu May 16, 2013 6:49 am

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Mr O » Thu May 16, 2013 7:13 am

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Va'al wrote:Norwich's TRU has nine MP Optimus Primes. Full price (£99.99).

They look so sad, warming that shelf. :(
I'm worried that if no one takes them, we might not get a good shipment of Soundwaves when those hit.

If TRU thought about knocking down the price, I'd be more than tempted to snap one up (well, from my local that is, which I've not been into in months). I mean I'm not saying it's bad value necessarily, it's just freakin' expensive. And yes, I'm also kinda worried about price/distribution of Soundwave, when he's finally released over here.


He's awesome. I got him on the buy one get one half price deal and had to put the other one on Ebay. It went for £93 and I got a £10 coupon (from TRU) too so technically I got him for £47. Bargain I say. Used the coupon to get Thundertron for £4.99. Just a thought.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Wasp-shot23 » Thu May 16, 2013 7:57 am

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Va'al wrote:
ArmadaPrime wrote:
Wasp-shot23 wrote:I must say MP10 has been the first masterpiece I've genuinely got excited by.

Have you seen Masterpiece Soundwave.


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Well, Soundwave came out after MP10 and I did say first masterpiece that I got excited by.
Soundwave looks divine, but I'm just not really a Soundwave fan.

Also, bumhats, I would've got Hot Spot if I'd known about Grappel's hands...
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ArmadaPrime » Thu May 16, 2013 8:05 am

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Wasp-shot23 wrote:
Va'al wrote:
ArmadaPrime wrote:
Wasp-shot23 wrote:I must say MP10 has been the first masterpiece I've genuinely got excited by.

Have you seen Masterpiece Soundwave.


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Well, Soundwave came out after MP10 and I did say first masterpiece that I got excited by.
Soundwave looks divine, but I'm just not really a Soundwave fan.

Also, bumhats, I would've got Hot Spot if I'd known about Grappel's hands...
Way to go AP... ;)

Defeated by not paying attention once again...
And yes, but Hot Spot doesn't come with the ridiculously massive and awkward but still barrels of fun crane arm.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby SkyWarpsGhost » Thu May 16, 2013 8:24 am

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ArmadaPrime wrote:
Va'al wrote:Norwich's TRU has nine MP Optimus Primes. Full price (£99.99).

They look so sad, warming that shelf. :(
I'm worried that if no one takes them, we might not get a good shipment of Soundwaves when those hit.

If TRU thought about knocking down the price, I'd be more than tempted to snap one up (well, from my local that is, which I've not been into in months). I mean I'm not saying it's bad value necessarily, it's just freakin' expensive. And yes, I'm also kinda worried about price/distribution of Soundwave, when he's finally released over here.


Part of the problem I'd guess is, is MP10 sitting beside Leader class Dotm BBees on TRU shelves at your local store? He is in mine.
Parents see Leader BumbleBee at £25 beside MP10 selling at £100. You know wee jonny's got no chance of taking home Prime when his parents see the £75 difference, for pretty much the same size toy. TRU are shooting them selves in the foot, but what's changed >:oP
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Maxman » Thu May 16, 2013 11:05 am

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Ok while not a sightings update. Uk release cor beast hunters is two weeks away, how far into june you think before we see anything hit shelves?
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ArmadaPrime » Thu May 16, 2013 1:28 pm

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Maxman wrote:Ok while not a sightings update. Uk release cor beast hunters is two weeks away, how far into june you think before we see anything hit shelves?

Approximately august.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

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Approximately august.


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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Maxman » Thu May 16, 2013 3:25 pm

Weapon: Star Saber Sword
Also think we will just get the basics? Wave 1 of both Deluxe and Voyagers?

Seen a review of BH Ultra Magnus, does look good. Want me loads of Beast Hunters!
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