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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Allenspurs » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:30 pm

Sjeng wrote:Aw man. If you ever come across a cheap Leader Jetfire (Generations), please let me know. With shipping to The NL, it might be worth it.



Hes £35 delivered on ebay.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby blackeyedprime » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:58 pm

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Carnivius_Prime wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:failing that the Fanstoys version is on my wants list some where down the line of masterpieces to get.



There's a fantoys Jetfire? :O

edit: oh never mind. It's Skyfire. I always hated that blocky bot with dorky face and bricky jet design for not being the sleek Macross mech even though I knew they did that why even back then. I just thought they could have done better...

Guess the original G1 Jetfire toy is still my fave Jetfire toy (also my fave ever G1 toy)


I was sooo disappointed when I got a macross VF (itchijoes no armor/booster) instead of the G1 jetfire as a kid, not realizing the toy for jetfire looked nothing like the cartoon version. Ended up loving the macross toy until its arm fell off :) tho I hated the metal springed landing gear, cracked many a finger nail back then. still have it now in all its yellow gray damagedness.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Carnivius_Prime » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:09 pm

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blackeyedprime wrote: tho I hated the metal springed landing gear, cracked many a finger nail back then. still have it now in all its yellow gray damagedness.


As much as I loved my Jetfire that landing gear scared the absolute crap outta me. Hurt my fingers often springing those out for landed jet mode and was always very wary when pressing the buttons and trying to move my fingers out the way as fast as possible.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Sjeng » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:10 am

Allenspurs wrote:
Sjeng wrote:Aw man. If you ever come across a cheap Leader Jetfire (Generations), please let me know. With shipping to The NL, it might be worth it.



Hes £35 delivered on ebay.

Not the SDCC or Takara one. Only that red chrome Hasbro version sadly.
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PotP Abominus combiner
PotP Volcanicus combiner
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PotP Leader Optimus Prime
maybe the PotP Seeker combiner with Starscream


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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Sjeng » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:30 am

Sjeng wrote:
Allenspurs wrote:
Sjeng wrote:Aw man. If you ever come across a cheap Leader Jetfire (Generations), please let me know. With shipping to The NL, it might be worth it.



Hes £35 delivered on ebay.

Not the SDCC or Takara one. Only that red chrome Hasbro version sadly.

I stand corrected, although slightly more expensive, these were available, and I recently got an eBay coupon code for 15% off, which I tried, and it WORKED! lol, $10,- saved! Paid $98,46 shipped and imported. About €84,- which makes SDCC Jetfire €42,- each. Joy!
Ordered both available Jetfires, as shipping and import duties barely increased, and plan on selling the second one. Plenty of Dutch collectors who'd love one I'm sure.

This was the code btw, in case someone else wants to try it: PLMGIFT17
Valid 15/12 to 21/12 so that was a very lucky find! Didn't even need to pay with PayPal, could use my CC.
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Generations Chromia
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PotP Abominus combiner
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Power of the Primes legions and masters in UK stores.

Postby Cybertronius Primus » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:20 am

The first wave of Power of The Primes legions and Prime masters is now out at forbidden planet stores in the UK. I found mine in the one at Newcastle.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:18 pm

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Found a TRU discount code 8086839990 gets you £5 off orders over £30 but only valid for a couple more days.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby eltawater » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:43 pm

Primus / Cybertron has been reduced to below £50 in Toys R Us:

http://www.toysrus.co.uk/toys/transform ... 9085890001

And Trypticon is below £100 as well:

http://www.toysrus.co.uk/toys/transform ... 2613320001
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Carnivius_Prime » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:49 pm

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I mentioned it elsewhere but I'll say it here too
RC Sqweeks down from £69.99 to £17.49 at The Entertainer (in-store, on their website or through Amazon/ebay)
I got one from the Cambridge store cos it's a really fun toy for the price and cos I felt sorry for the poor staff girl who was playing with one of them as a demonstration trying to sell them as they had about 80 or so on various shelves. It was never worth £70. It is however a cute enjoyable toy for under £18. Quite happy with mine. :D
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Sjeng » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:48 am

Goes to show how ridiculously overpriced these toys are. Primus from $150 to £50, Squeeks from £70 to £17.50. Sheesh.
Want list:
Legends Arcee
Generations Chromia
T.R. Nautica

Legends Windblade
T.R. Slugslinger
SDCC Legends Jetfire
PotP Elita-1 + Moonracer, Novastar, ...? combiner
PotP Abominus combiner
PotP Volcanicus combiner
PotP Predaking combiner
PotP Skrapnel, Beachcomber, Slash
PotP Leader Optimus Prime
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Carnivius_Prime » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:45 am

Motto: "A cunning smile is more devastating than the fiercest weapon."
Weapon: Anti-Thermal Cannon
Sjeng wrote:Goes to show how ridiculously overpriced these toys are. Primus from $150 to £50, Squeeks from £70 to £17.50. Sheesh.


To a lesser extent I can't believe they charge £7.99 each for those tiny little not-Pretenders. They're barely Transformers, or even decently articulated action figures. Legion class figures too just seem too much for such a small simple Transformer when I used to be able to find the original movie Legends in 2007 in my then local Tescos Express (the tiny Tescos that doesn't sells toys in general but often has a few cheap ones hanging up in places such as Hot Wheels cars or Lego blind bagged mini-figures) for only £2.99 so often bought one with my bread and milk and such. And back then a Deluxe cost £9.99... whereas now it's £17.99-£24.99 depending on the line and store. Smaller figures like Legends Cosmos and Seaspray cost £12.99 each now... man...
I have anxiety, depression and aspergers syndrome so my behaviour can be erratic. I don't mean any offense to anyone. I'm just very picky about my Transformers collecting. You're all cool! :)

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby blackeyedprime » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:09 pm

Motto: "Me Grimlock, you slag."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
The Entertainer has the following in store :) (Forbidden planet here still has nuthing)

TR Sky Shadow £34.99
TR Cosmos £11.20
TR Sea Spray £11.20

POTP Beachcomber £11
POTP Windcharger £11
POTP Shrapnel? Cant remember which insecticon it is with me having all three of them
Also I forgot to check for Slash but it will likely be there too.

RID 2015 Galvatronus (Cyclonus combiner thing) £27.99

****UPDATE Due to the Entertainer not knowing what the word sale means, Skyshadow has been raised to £39.99, TR seaspray/beachcomber £14 each****
Didn't see any of the POTP stuff instore anymore though they are now £12 online for the legends class.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Kaijubot » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:33 am

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It seems a lot of Tescos are having clear outs of Titan Returns. Legends at £7.50, Deluxe at £9, and Sixshot at £23.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby blackeyedprime » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:01 pm

Motto: "Me Grimlock, you slag."
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Sighted over on hotukdeals B&M have TR skyshadow for £15, I swear every time I buy a TR figure it is available cheaper the week after.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Carnivius_Prime » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:05 pm

Motto: "A cunning smile is more devastating than the fiercest weapon."
Weapon: Anti-Thermal Cannon
blackeyedprime wrote:Sighted over on hotukdeals B&M have TR skyshadow for £15, I swear every time I buy a TR figure it is available cheaper the week after.


Cambridge B&M didn't have any recent Transformers when I was there yesterday. Not that I'd get Sky Shadow even for that price (I think those Titans Leaders are just bulky blocky junk personally) but yeah I was hoping for something at least interesting. But nope.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby blackeyedprime » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:07 pm

Motto: "Me Grimlock, you slag."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
My Local B&M had two TR sixshots on the shelves for £15 each

As blocky and as bad as the TR leaders are, some are still worth picking up. I was dissapointed with sixshot as I own the g1 toy.I pretty much transformed it a bit, got really disapointed with the gun mode and left it in robot mode. I never knew how bad it's knees were until someone mentioned in another thread here that the takara version had fixed it. I must have lucked out with mine because I got the TR qucikswitch and one of his knees is a floppy mess.

I got skyshadow to use as a pretend prender shell for the deluxe figure (that's how I use my baynus bludgeons) but it looks cool as a docking bay/repair platform for him (the wings seem to have been changed from the instructions as they can not be used to look like ramps in base mode as they can't be lowered to touch the ground)).
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby eltawater » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:26 am

Some Tesco extra stores are clearing Titans Return deluxe figures for five pounds each. Saw kup, quake, topspin, and many many perceptors.

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ZeroWolf » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:43 am

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That's a good price, I would jump on them if my closest tesco extra wasn't two bus rides away
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby blackeyedprime » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:39 pm

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I chanced a 50 min bus ride away and no joy :( still in need of Kup and Perceptor -and at a fiver I'd probably pick up an extra Perceptor to paint black as magnificus. Hope others have better luck than I did.
My local Asda has the first wave of pretender decoys but I'm not willing to pay near £7 for them (yet...).
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Munkky » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:54 am

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Sadly my local B&M doesn't have any of the £15 Sky Shadows I've been hearing so much about, but I had a look in today and they did have some Last Knight toys I had never seen at retail before, namely Legion Hound, Dragonstorm and Megatron, and One-Step Changer Megatron, Cogman and Scorn. I was also in a nearby TRU the other week and saw Infernocus, Skullitron and Deluxe Megatron. I didn't actually know Megatron had a unique head sculpt until I saw it, and even though I haven't touched the Last Knight toyline at all I was tempted to buy one.

For those who have got a Sky Shadow from B&M, what's the quality control like on it? I only ask because every Generations figure I've bought from them in the past has been rather poor quality. I got a Thrilling 30 Jetfire out of there once for £15, the joints were stiff, some of the paint wasn't bonding to the plastic, and the whole thing felt really flimsy and brittle. I also got a Roadbuster not long afterwards, it was covered in production scars, had stiff ratchet joints in the shoulders and weak joints in the knees, and it stank of burning plastic.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby eltawater » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:45 am

blackeyedprime wrote:I chanced a 50 min bus ride away and no joy :( still in need of Kup and Perceptor -and at a fiver I'd probably pick up an extra Perceptor to paint black as magnificus. Hope others have better luck than I did.
My local Asda has the first wave of pretender decoys but I'm not willing to pay near £7 for them (yet...).


If you want a kup and a perceptor(s) then I can pick some up for you and pop them in the post at cost if you'd like?
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Nautica » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:37 pm

Motto: "Maybe tomorrow will be Taco Tuesday?"
Been exploring Glasgow based on the tips for the Sky Shadows and 5 pound deluxes, here's the results (they had other stuff but I only pay attention to Generations stuff, apologies!) :

B&M, Shawlands - nothing

B&M, The Forge Retail Park
- No £15 Sky Shadows but... they had three £15 Sixshots!!!

Tesco Extra, The Forge Retail Park
-TR Voy Alpha Trion £8.75
-TR Deluxe Blurr £5
-TR Deluxe Scourge £5 (those two have been huge shelfwarmers in Glasgow toy aisles)

Also if you're in the market for it, they have Alpha-5 from the Power Rangers movie for £2.50 and the morpher I think for like £9 (and I got a 2TB NAS Western Digital drive for about £60!)
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:00 am

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All my b&m have near me is a shelfwarming skywarp combiner wars leader class fig for £15
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Moody magpie » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:37 am

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My local department store in East Grinstead had a selection of Power of the Primes figures. The have wave one Prime Master, wave one leader class and suprisely wave one and two legend class figures.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby LeAwesome1 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:04 am

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Moody magpie wrote:My local department store in East Grinstead had a selection of Power of the Primes figures. The have wave one Prime Master, wave one leader class and suprisely wave one and two legend class figures.

Which department store?
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