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by Wildrider
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Hiding in plain sight (Transformer toy sightings)
Replies: 50
Views: 12392

Three Lugnuts and one Grapple remain! I'll pick up a Lugnut tomorrow, even if you don't fancy one Numbat I don't have a problem keeping him at that price, looks like a nice companion for my beloved Cybertron Jetfire. :)
by Wildrider
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Hiding in plain sight (Transformer toy sightings)
Replies: 50
Views: 12392

RTS Lugnut, Strafe and Grapple are both retailing for £12.99 at budget shop 'Home Bargains' in the North West. If I wasn't moving tpo another country in a week I may have been tempted by Lugnut, but they all look a bit cheap in that size, Strafe especially.
by Wildrider
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Explain yourself!
Replies: 34
Views: 3614

I liked the art on his MTME/DW profile and I amused myself at the prospect of being "The left leg of evil!". I just figured I should have a TF as a name, I liked Wildrider more than others and his toy was in my colelction. No reason really, too late to change to Tailgate? He's always been a (Not ver...
by Wildrider
Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Deluxes are £19 (vidiprinter: NINETEEN) at Hamleys
Replies: 32
Views: 3198

Not sure why they're so expensive, at my local Smythe's Toy Superstore in Wigan, Roadbuster, Topspin et al are all under £10? There was an offer at the time, but even then they had Darkmount/Straxus for £4.99, I was just window shopping on my way to watch 'Green Lantern'. My collecting days are well...
by Wildrider
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Best Ever Character Introductions?
Replies: 17
Views: 3446

Carnivac and Catilla in 'Time Wars' and their subsequent stories were a nice change from the clichéd Decepticon stereotypes and it was interesting to see how their characters changed according to the various conflicts and alliances poresented to them. Likewise Needlenose and Spinister in the follow ...
by Wildrider
Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Characters the films got right
Replies: 24
Views: 5313

On reflection I actually quite liked the realisation of Devastator in 'ROTF', I like to think of him as basically one oafish transformer that separates into multiple alt modes, rather than the traditional several transformers merging into a completely different one. It neatly sidestepped the whole i...
by Wildrider
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Characters the films got right
Replies: 24
Views: 5313

I think the execution and portrayal of Soundwave and Ravage in 'ROTF' were perfect to be honest, Soundwave as a satellite array just fits and Ravage was similarly ace. Not much in terms of characterisation for either over the course of the film really, but in terms of the original characters they ta...
by Wildrider
Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6625
Views: 760569

What amused me was in the description of the toys in the store catalogue here in the UK. Describing how, say Bumblebee, transforms into a car and a piece of his shoulder changes into a jet bike/glider for the mini fig, although in reality it's a flat piece of Lego style kibble,that could be anything...
by Wildrider
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6625
Views: 760569

Picked up a KRE-O Jazz, mainly for the minifig. Putting the regular sized figure together is going to be a challenge. One of out local UK chain stores has some Kre-O figures in, Bumblebee, Mirage, Prowl, Sideswipe and the two Primes. They look curiously compelling, I may start with a sneaky Prowl a...
by Wildrider
Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2290
Views: 284435

Got Final Fantasy VII from Half.com a few days ago. I take it that's on an original PS1? PS3s are they backwards compatible? I only ask as FF7 and FF8 are two of my favourite games of all time and I'm thinking of investing in a PS3 and that could swing it. I have all my old PS1 games, but couldn't ...
by Wildrider
Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Most hilarious Alternators/Binaltech gun?
Replies: 14
Views: 2178

Did Windcharger's pool cleaning device really count? Shockblast's was piss poor too, kind of wonky at the end.

Can't speak for the others mind.
by Wildrider
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Post Bay Transformers.
Replies: 16
Views: 3325

Oh absolutely! You're never going to tire of the "wow" factor of seeing live action Transformers and I love the designs and effects of Bay's films, the 3D was amazing for me in this latest film, it complimented it without being gimmicky or intrusive. It's just I'm so fond of Bay's take on the franch...
by Wildrider
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Post Bay Transformers.
Replies: 16
Views: 3325

Cars is halfway there already I was thinking more in an adult, off kilter setting with slightly more mature character designs! Cars and Cars 2 are undeniable low points in Pixar's history, but Bird is awesome and if you let the designers free for some edgier designs, at the very least characterisat...
by Wildrider
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Post Bay Transformers.
Replies: 16
Views: 3325

So in the event of the inevitable reboot, I personally would like something totally different, maybe a total CGI number with Brad Bird directing a totally robot centred story away from the humans. Not that the humans weren't integral and without success in Bay's films, but to have a rehash of first ...
by Wildrider
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Dark of the Moon Feedback and Reviews: Spoilers Ahoy.
Replies: 286
Views: 42078

"Just one more thing.."

Peter Falk inspired second post! Another point I think the reason Carly jars so significantly for some is probably her plum British accent, it seems quite otherworldly in the context of fast talking American actors and military jingoism. The actress was satisfactory, nothing more, nothing less, I wo...
by Wildrider
Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Dark of the Moon Feedback and Reviews: Spoilers Ahoy.
Replies: 286
Views: 42078

Poor Ironhide :( Well just got back from watching it, in 3D no less, although this was forced on me as in Wigan people only watch 2D and all 2D showings were booked out solid! Could be a taster for the film's future success, seems to be doing BIG business so far. Well the 3D was amazing for the most...
by Wildrider
Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So erm, I'm moving to Jersey...
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Thanks all, especially Anglo, luckily since my divorce, I've been mortgage free and have finally paid off all my debts from student loans and wedding bills. (The irony of still paying off my wedding after my divorce came through wasn't lost on me :P) So it really is a fresh start, as for collections...
by Wildrider
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Lord of the Rings films haven't aged well, have they? NOW INCORPORATING THE RANDOM IRRELEVANT STATEMENT THREAD!
Replies: 35
Views: 9209

In reference to Jurrasic Park, I agree they stand up well, but both the first and second one benefit from a lot of major set pieces being set at night and in the rain, masks any potential dating of effect quite well. The daylight scenes, such as the Brontosaurus do look a bit iffy, but considering w...
by Wildrider
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So erm, I'm moving to Jersey...
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

So erm, I'm moving to Jersey...

If folks recall I'm employed by the NHS and on a whim I decided to apply for a job in Jersey, it's only an £8000 pay increase per year! This sounds ace, but the cost of living is directly proportionate to the salary (Quorn is 88p more expensive per 300g!), but I thought what the hell anyway at the w...
by Wildrider
Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Lord of the Rings films haven't aged well, have they? NOW INCORPORATING THE RANDOM IRRELEVANT STATEMENT THREAD!
Replies: 35
Views: 9209

Having read the books a few times, I feel it's one of the few occasions where the film is better than the source material. Tolkien's premise and story outline is great stuff, but his prose and writing style is stale and borderline academic in it's narrative, all appendices and impenetrable languages...