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by Denyer
Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey
Replies: 12
Views: 6858

Re: Hey

I think digital favours smaller publishers on the whole, and lets people (officially or unofficially) sample what they might like to pick up in TPB form. So given that comics shops are more collected editions and collectables than singles, it might be an overall plus for them... if they can compete ...
by Denyer
Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:36 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7397
Views: 2840567

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Kapow have some lightly water-damaged stock included in their sale now, including Kingdom Galvatron at 1/4 RRP: https://www.kapowtoys.co.uk/category/sale.html Reminds me of Doubledealer insofar as he feels like a substantial voyager, and like a decent bargain at appreciably less than twenty quid del...
by Denyer
Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:08 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7397
Views: 2840567

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Transformers Retro The Transformers: The Movie Perceptor loose and complete for a decent discount, to go with the MC20 deco Selects figure and the TR one. Can't remember if I still have the RTS one in a tub somewhere, and having just googled it really don't care unless it's to borrow the head. On r...
by Denyer
Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:11 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management
Replies: 201
Views: 2026928

Re: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management

It'd be a harder sell to do Bludgeon again than Springer, Twin Twist, etc without more mould changes. The 'Destructicon' version as a voyager I could see some appeal in if the chest was remoulded (which would also let them double dip on another Western release of G2 Megatron, maybe the purple versio...
by Denyer
Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:28 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management
Replies: 201
Views: 2026928

Re: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management

If they've got any sense they'll pack an additional head in with Sandstorm rather than let it shelf warm. Who am I kidding? Yeah, I think Amazon would rather have fewer sales but more profit per item, due to the way they operate Prime. I like the MD sculpt (minus the paint) and Leadfoot, and the t-r...
by Denyer
Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:08 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management
Replies: 201
Views: 2026928

Re: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management

I don't think IDW had any particular leverage or say in things. They were clearly thrown some bones with opportunities to do pack-in comics, and they've been a bit of a seam for designers to mine (after seeing the success of 3P stuff) but I'd be very surprised if they had anything to do with downpla...
by Denyer
Fri Feb 09, 2024 4:38 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7397
Views: 2840567

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Looks like the rest of the stock that Hasbro Pulse didn't clear itself ended up here too:

https://www.bargainmax.co.uk/brand/transformers.html

If anyone's still after Leadfoot, Scraphook, Leo Prime, etc. Free delivery on £10 or more, 10% off first order. Kind of tempted to get Motormaster.
by Denyer
Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:57 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7397
Views: 2840567

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

The original Transmetal Optimal Optimus for seven quid including postage. Missing most of the accs like most of them (although found two clip in bits in the box before crushing it down) and the backpack part is detached (I've snipped off the remainder of the wiring, removed batteries and internals a...
by Denyer
Thu Feb 08, 2024 12:48 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management
Replies: 201
Views: 2026928

Re: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management

The current show (Earthrise?) has its own look and, from glancing at the toys in the aisle, lots of new characters and designs. In ten or fifteen years, they'll be in the equivalent of Legacy the way Chase and Tarn are now. Optimist. It'll mostly still be G1 Prime and Bumblebee, made hollow enough ...
by Denyer
Thu Feb 08, 2024 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions
Replies: 1640
Views: 686289

Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

Mmm. I only really know what he looks like based on the From Dusk 'Til Dawn era, but can see it. The head is Marvel's The Hood so there may be a direct source material reference in those comics too. This guy, abducted by aliens and augmented to talk to cities, is https://www.writeups.org/jack-hawksm...
by Denyer
Wed Feb 07, 2024 7:39 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7397
Views: 2840567

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

It's the Kidrobot big foam Swine Sucker: https://toywiz.com/madballs-series-2-swine-sucker-foam-ball/ and off to the left there are some rubber ones of Dust Brain, Freaky Fullback and the modern Blech Beard that have an inner pouch filled with liquid that'll doubtless age as badly as the originals. ...
by Denyer
Wed Feb 07, 2024 6:48 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management
Replies: 201
Views: 2026928

Re: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management

I had to look up Globequake. Remembered it being highly regarded but not what it was. CR/RID is a continuity I still haven't watched, but some of the designs are cool in and of themselves. Not sure that RR could carry a fake crowdfund type project. Considered as a 3P toy it seems fair enough for any...
by Denyer
Wed Feb 07, 2024 6:26 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7397
Views: 2840567

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Super7 Transformers Ultimates Bludgeon off someone with buyer's remorse. Bit floppy I guess, but the hands on this and the fire sale Banzai-Tron I picked up to go with him are much better than the Bombshell ones. He's noticeably bigger than Banzai-Tron, and whilst I might want to get the helmet to ...
by Denyer
Sun Feb 04, 2024 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions
Replies: 1640
Views: 686289

Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

Bit more on The Authority, need to symbol up Midnighter at least and not a great angle on Jenny (does have a neck) but getting to the "eh, good enough" standard I was aiming for.

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by Denyer
Sat Feb 03, 2024 2:12 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: What was your best set of figures of the year?
Replies: 20
Views: 123295

Re: What was your best set of figures of the year?

I think they could have made the Subaru design work on-screen with relatively few tweaks, and the argument that it took until the BB movie for CGI to progress to being able to do boxier designs rather than the Murphy/Bay designs is more than a bit of a cop-out. The Dodge Viper also, perhaps. But the...
by Denyer
Sat Feb 03, 2024 1:56 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 441
Views: 634402

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

G2 Gobots Prime with I'm not sure what 3P head added, and the wash isn't that bright. https://i.imgur.com/y5Nhgar.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/y5Nhgar.jpeg Scamper also got a wash and is more muted in hand. Didn't add extra wheels. https://i.imgur.com/9MGwUDK.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/9MGwUDK.jpeg And on...
by Denyer
Wed Jan 31, 2024 5:59 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7397
Views: 2840567

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Hasbro's Dungeons & Dragons Dicelings count as transformers, right? Got the red dragon ages ago (which doesn't represent the overweight Themberchaud at all) plus a cheap orange beholder recently and then went for the white owlbear and the displacer beast since they're being clearanced off by som...
by Denyer
Tue Jan 30, 2024 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions
Replies: 1640
Views: 686289

Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

Masterverse Shadow Weaver for not quite as cheap as ID were clearing them a couple of weeks ago, but still way below RRP. Much nicer than the inaccurate stock photos, the cloth cape works well and possibly nicer overall than the Classics with the visible torso joint. Certainly easier to come by for...
by Denyer
Fri Jan 26, 2024 4:58 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7397
Views: 2840567

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Legacy Generations Select Magnificus because apparently ID found some more to clearance in a stock take... and got a 75% off Rakor to even out postage. And then they apparently found more Dicelings to clear after I ordered... so will be trying to get one example of each creature, I think, if anywhe...
by Denyer
Wed Jan 24, 2024 9:29 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Skybound Transformers comics
Replies: 5
Views: 2112

Re: Skybound Transformers comics

Think I read at least an issue of the MLP crossover, and can't remember a thing about it. Shared universe seems to be the entire premise of this series, and is presumably why whoever at Hasbro loves the idea were supportive of the licence bid. The "Void Rivals" preview issue was okay. I ju...