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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:05 am

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Searchlight wrote:Has anyone seen wave 2 of the kreo microchangers yet? Heard rumours that they have started to make an appearance but have yet to locate them.


Spotted them at A1 Toys/Comics in Glasgow. Didn't see the price.
(The shop is part of The Entertainer, it seems.)

Also at A1, and TRU Norwich - Ultimate Fire Predaking, for £49.99.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Crankcase79 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:21 am

BH toys have finally arrived in my local Tesco in Leeds. They had voyagers and deluxes from Wave 1. Also my local Asda had some of the legion class combiner Terrorcons so I picked up Hun-gurrr and Windrazor (Cutthroat) for £4.97 each. I don't normally go for legion class toys but I have to admit these guys are pretty cool for their size.

Of course this was before I saw the photos from Botcon of the deluxe size versions of Twinstrike and Windrazor (please god make Hun-gurrr a voyager!). But most awesome for me, one of my G1 favourites Doubledealer! I must have that figure! =P~
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby waaaaghlord » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:20 am

Yeah, deluxe Terrorcons would be nice if they could combine and if we were definitely getting all 5. Since they don't and we probably aren't I'll stick to picking up 2 sets of the small ones for less than what 1 set of the bigger ones would cost. While there's been some nice stuff revealed this weekend those oversized CV figures are just a huge waste of plastic. Just adding elbow, knee and neck joints would have improved them dramatically, but 'twas not to be.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Crankcase79 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:46 pm

waaaaghlord wrote:Yeah, deluxe Terrorcons would be nice if they could combine and if we were definitely getting all 5. Since they don't and we probably aren't I'll stick to picking up 2 sets of the small ones for less than what 1 set of the bigger ones would cost. While there's been some nice stuff revealed this weekend those oversized CV figures are just a huge waste of plastic. Just adding elbow, knee and neck joints would have improved them dramatically, but 'twas not to be.


Are they really doing that then? Just upsizing the cyberverse figures? Because if they are then thats sh*te. :BOOM: I was hoping they had used the cyberverse pictures by mistake! Whose dumbass idea was that Hasbro?!?
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:51 pm

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Anyone heading to London Film and Comic Con this weekend?
Furman, Wildman, Baskerville, Carter, Stringer, Shalloo will be there, among other guests!
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby craggy » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:38 pm

nice to hear about the other TerrorPreds showing up. I must have Abominus!

also keen to get a recolour or two of him. Looks like Hasbro is going to give us almost all of them repainted. I can only hope there's a Hungrr repaint somewhere along the line too.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ArmadaPrime » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:42 pm

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waaaaghlord wrote:Yeah, deluxe Terrorcons would be nice if they could combine and if we were definitely getting all 5. Since they don't and we probably aren't I'll stick to picking up 2 sets of the small ones for less than what 1 set of the bigger ones would cost. While there's been some nice stuff revealed this weekend those oversized CV figures are just a huge waste of plastic. Just adding elbow, knee and neck joints would have improved them dramatically, but 'twas not to be.


Are they really doing that then? Just upsizing the cyberverse figures? Because if they are then thats sh*te. :BOOM: I was hoping they had used the cyberverse pictures by mistake! Whose dumbass idea was that Hasbro?!?


It does indeed seem Hasbro are upscaling figures and trying to palm them off as deluxes. It's just, beyond a joke, it's not even funny. It's moronic. I mean apprently one of their arguments was "G1 prime was easy to transform", but, if you give a g1 prime and, idk, a classics voyager prime to someone, anyone-which are they going to say is the better figure? No matter how much of a GEEWUN you are, it's kinda obvious :HEADHURTS:
Hah, this drivel is probably better suited to a different thread-so on a more relevant note, knowing Hasbro UK's distribution we may well not get them anyways :lol:
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:47 pm

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As long as they don't botch up MP Soundwave's distribution, I'm fine. [-(
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Crumplezone » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:57 am

Just got back from Toys R Us. Got beast fire Predaking for £37.50. It appears that Beast Hunters figures are on a 25 per cent discount. This is true for deluxe and play sets. Unfortunately I did not check the rest of the range as I was busy rushing to the till.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:17 am

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Huh. Would be cool if MP OP also fell under that... :-?

UPDATE: Nope. Just the new Beast Hunters stuff.
DOTM and PRID are also discounted, with deluxes at £7.99.

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby craggy » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:14 pm

trukk munky? TRUNKY!
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ArmadaPrime » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:16 pm

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oh my good god.
Where is that?
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:21 am

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Norwich! There are 53 gorillas in different decorations around the city centre, and that's one of them.

This is another.

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ArmadaPrime » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:06 am

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Wow, that's certainly cool, if a little... odd :lol:
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Crankcase79 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:05 am

Visited my local TRU in leeds to pick up a new swing set for my little lad. They had TF Prime BH wave 1 and 2 deluxes for just short of £10, voyagers for £22.99, and the ultimate predaking for just shy of £38. They also had plenty of TF Prime RID deluxes for £7.99 and voyagers for £14.99 (although B&M are doing them for £12.99 each). For those after a Steve they had one left when I was there. Were I not maxed out on Tfs until AA I would have picked it up for my 3 and a half year old as he is obsessed with zombie vehicons!

They also had MP OP for 99.99 (Still! Reduce it already!) and the usual movie leftovers / generations soundwave minions for £12.99 each. I-)

Anybody got a lazerback? Not sure if I want him or not. Love his beast mode, but robot mode leaves me unimpressed. :-?
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:14 pm

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Wreckgar » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:26 pm

Ok... Trying again... Kindly don't crash when I press "submit" this time Seibertron :BANG_HEAD:

Bit of a lurker rather than a poster here, but I've got a couple of questions for you all

1. Anyone here heard any news about us getting the new waves of Generations over here? I'm talking about Springer/Sandstorm/Metroplex/Orion Pax etc. I'm trying to hold off getting figures from Kapow at import prices in case we get them at normal retail prices leter, but don't want to miss out.

2. Who's in London? I've rather pathetically failed to acquire any proper geeky friends since moving down here and feel it's something I got around to changing.

Right, now then... Select all text... Ctrl C... Click "Submit"...
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:30 pm

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You made it! :D

But I have no answers, sorry.. :(
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Wreckgar » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:16 pm

Well that's better than no response whatsoever :D
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby robotmel » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:49 am

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:47 am

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robotmel wrote:Va'all, how was it, did you catch up with Dave McKean?
Any sketches? ;)


Shame you couldn't make it. :(
I kept going round all day wondering how to contact you in case you were there.

But yeah, it was well fun! :D
I got a ..one of these by Dave McKean - I'll post the TF sketches in the Art Haul thread.

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby same138 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:33 pm

Saw an article about a Freddie Mercury Gorilla being removed in Norwich at Queen's manager's behest. Arse! The Optimus is excellent. Munky or Trukk? You Decide.

I was in Govan Asda here in Glasgow on Saturday where I found a box of those Japanese TFP BH weapon things (gachapon?) under the Gacha.TOMY brand. You know the snakes, mini OP 'Bee and the flat footed lizard thing? Blind bagged of course, fondled a few and felt confident that I was away with different ones (and no lizards) only to find I'd bought three of the black snakes. For £2.50 a piece. Don't suppose anybody has seen a list of how to tell the feckers apart?
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Lockdown91 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:44 am

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Just got back from a little trip into Manchester. In their Forbidden Planet store they had deluxe beast hunters Ratchet and Dreadwing which I wasn't expecting, didn't pick either up as I had no interest in them. they also had cyberverse hun-grrr, windrazor (the flying one?) and prowl, not sure if they've been spotted before. No voyagers though :S was hoping for a voyager shockwave maybe but sadly no luck, does anyone have any idea when the next wave of voyagers will hit UK stores?
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Seibertron » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:21 pm

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ArmadaPrime » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:59 am

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Lockdown91 wrote:Just got back from a little trip into Manchester. In their Forbidden Planet...

Funnily enough I was also in manchester's forbidden planet recently-saturday, in fact. Was a little disappointed at the lack of generations figures, and opted not to pick anything up-instead nabbing an RTS jazz, sans gun or speakers, from a shop in the Affleck's centre-place-thing for £6. That same shop had some other bits in the TF part of their cabinet-a g1 jazz that appeared to be missing the doors, a g1 ironhide and g1 dragstrip, g1 ravage's guns iirc, and a horrendously beaten up and mistransformed MP-01 for £8! (though they were selling all the accessories as extras, £3 each). Was very tempted but I realised i didnt have much space in my bag, and anyway it was genuinely painful to look at-half the paint was scratched away and it was missing some panels i think.

And Ryan-from what I gather we're also waiting for sighting of those to pop up :lol:
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