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by Denyer
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Music Purchases.
Replies: 233
Views: 41575

Re: Latest Music Purchases.

You'll probably be familiar a lot of the picks on the first two shows, if even I was. The 2016 Dusk and Her Embrace is earlier recordings... not really familiar enough with the one that got released in 1996 to compare them objectively, but they do sound completely different. Both are clearly early m...
by Denyer
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Transformers (2019-?) #1 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 14
Views: 2736

Re: Transformers (2019-?) #1 [SPOILERS]

By this point paper singles have lost out because they're crap -- more expensive, fragile to read, hassle to store, don't hold value versus collected editions, etc. Most adults with other demands on their time aren't bothering to make specific journeys to comic shops to catch up on monthly releases,...
by Denyer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6436
Views: 598561

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Given a body that doesn't have a strong existing character vibe (which is a preconception kids won't be stuck with) have to say I actually quite like the play pattern -- it's a shame there aren't more suitable voyager-class moulds. Needs more 5mm weapon holes though. https://i.imgur.com/ZYFJox0.jpg ...
by Denyer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Transformers (2019-?) #1 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 14
Views: 2736

Re: Transformers (2019-?) #1 [SPOILERS]

It's nice to have series in one place for a proper read, but they do vary in success a great deal -- IIRC without double-checking the Planetary one has noticeably thin paper, or things like the old 2012 Annotated Sandman (like a lot of DC/Wildstorm titles of the era) has a cheap and porous matte fin...
by Denyer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6436
Views: 598561

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

The Entertainer [...] were left with a load of Thundercrackers no-one wanted. Light's too low to get a photo now, but I liked the transformation on Nitro Zeus Thunderwing and whilst ideally the paint would be a more purple-y blue, bend the knees a bit and it has enough kibble and pointy bits to loo...
by Denyer
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Music Purchases.
Replies: 233
Views: 41575

Re: Latest Music Purchases.

There's some good recent ones too, if anyone's looking to dip their toes in. First up: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Britpop-At-BBC-Various-Artists/dp/B00L4AKE38/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=britpop&qid=1570953778&sr=8-7 Has all the big 'anthems' (hate that term, but it'll do) of the era, plus a third disc of ex...
by Denyer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: Custom Paintjobs
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Custom Paintjobs

AFAIK frenzyrumble is still selling -- https://www.flickr.com/photos/accardi1/ Not sure that prices are likely to cover the time investment. I've bought custom-painted stuff, TF and 3P, a handful of times (or things with upgrade kits already added) and it's usually been at or below original cost; un...
by Denyer
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6436
Views: 598561

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

If for some reason they did Brunt in green, would be all over it -- someone's already done centurion warrior customs based on that design. The Spartan helmet design for Impactor is iconic, but it's borrowed iconography that isn't particularly faithful to the original comics. People particularly keen...
by Denyer
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Transformers News & Rumours
Topic: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more
Replies: 1761
Views: 370965

Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

Assume retailers, they've fixed it, or both. Do they take payment when it closes, or at pledge? If not the latter (and they admit and adjust for payments bouncing) would expect the final total to be a lot less. Might be sold on Scorponok, but if the price hike on things such as the Seacons is anythi...
by Denyer
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snowpiercer tv series official trailer + official animated clip
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Snowpiercer tv series official trailer + official animated clip

Seems to be ripping off decades of similar one-note science fiction ideas, with lots of CGI, loud noises and sexing up.
by Denyer
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dalek and Warcry's Endless Star Trek Thread
Replies: 281
Views: 58631

Re: Star Trek Picard series official trailer

Is this a new trailer? Can't say I'm enthusiastic, having spent the last quarter of a century absentmindedly following the continuing adventures of the timeline, including series like Titan and New Frontier (although the less said about the way the latter turned out the better). To toss that for "th...
by Denyer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6436
Views: 598561

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Impactor, CW Magnus and a KO of that Perfect Effect PC-17 white Prime to turn it into a real Magnus. Rounds out the working area nicely.

Image
https://i.imgur.com/xGripo8.jpg
by Denyer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Transformers (2019-?) #1 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 14
Views: 2736

Re: Transformers (2019-?) #1 [SPOILERS]

Anyone still reading this? I was thinking #12 might be a logical jumping off point before a new arc, but it's basically a xeno-sociology spotlight from Nautica's point of view, and if Ruckley's going to keep up this quality (plus it's going monthly and easier to keep track of) I think I'm in, probab...
by Denyer
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: I have a few questions I want to ask
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: I have a few questions I want to ask

Different world in many respects -- it was was normal to rest things and move on to others, even with viewing or reading audiences that companies would kill for now. The comics went the same way. Toy tie-in material wasn't something that carried much if any kudos with Marvel staffers, although some ...
by Denyer
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6436
Views: 598561

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

There's a place for chunky retro, and the Springers fit in different line-ups IMO. There's enough to differentiate them without one just seeming like a step backwards. Unlike the half-arsed recent stabs at Jazz or Prowl, or getting to a stage where it feels like Mirage is in every line, etc. Can't c...
by Denyer
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6436
Views: 598561

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Mmm, sure it's a common reaction but it doesn't feel as if the leader concept has been thought through with the "voyager + some bits" concept. If anyone is after Siege, it looks like Smyth's have had their Xmas stock in. Also picked up a Sixgun since they've clearly opened or been shipped some lefto...
by Denyer
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: International shipping from/to the USA about to get more expensive
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: International shipping from/to the USA about to get more expensive

Yeah, saw that on Facebook. In the US to UK direction it's been fairly noncompetitive for some time (I think the last thing I got from a US seller was a set of Pretender Monster shells) and the exchange rate tends to prohibit UK to US sales. Amazon US haven't been too bad though.
by Denyer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Other Toys, Cartoons & Comics
Topic: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)
Replies: 421
Views: 63780

Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Word of warning if anyone's after LDD -- the 4.3.12 installer on the official site seems to have a very outdated brick definition file (missing various joints and more besides) and is a much smaller download than 4.3.11 -- fortunately the previous version is still available; https://www.eurobricks.c...
by Denyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Music Purchases.
Replies: 233
Views: 41575

Re: Latest Music Purchases.

It's the sound of an era. To put it into context, I'd recommend this compilation from the time --

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Untitled-2-Var ... 0000075RZ/