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by Denyer
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions
Replies: 1478
Views: 401629

Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

For display you can do MOTU figures with O rings looped through the waist piece and small screw in hooks, but probably best not for anything that kids handle. A non-MOTU quick custom... some people might remember Vincent Price playing a version of himself in various Scooby Doo series as Vincent van ...
by Denyer
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Stock Exchange
Topic: Micron Booster 2004 Brake Filter Damper value?
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Micron Booster 2004 Brake Filter Damper value?

You could try asking some of the friendlier fandom elders who were active in the period and still are involved with conventions etc such as http://www.transformertoys.co.uk/ -- they're on Twitter. Might be able to signpost other collectors or FB groups etc.
by Denyer
Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions
Replies: 1478
Views: 401629

Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

I think Origins sales are heavily driven by parents remembering the line, although a lot of the old shows are on official YouTube channels. An industry rule of the thumb is eighty percent of sales need to move through general retail channels with kid product so it seems to be doing well, cited in Ma...
by Denyer
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Stock Exchange
Topic: Micron Booster 2004 Brake Filter Damper value?
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Micron Booster 2004 Brake Filter Damper value?

I think it's obscure enough that completed sold prices on eBay are going to be the only guide, but those will skew high as not many people will list. Could go either way at a convention where the seller knows what they are and might be realistic about levels of interest, or you might pick them off o...
by Denyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 378
Views: 150737

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

That's what the selfish science-denying fuckers don't get or don't care about, covid patients tie up intensive care facilities for far longer than most other serious illnesses. For those thus affected they're high on triage list criteria because of the nature of severe cases, and it has a much great...
by Denyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions
Replies: 1478
Views: 401629

Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

Have to say I find the lack of text in the comics extremely annoying personally. They could have distributed the US versions (with captions on the cards as well as text in the comics) over here and it would've sold better. Kids need stories and bios to connect with. IIRC the 80s Beast Man whip was o...
by Denyer
Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Titan Magazine Scans?
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Titan Magazine Scans?

Doubt it. The only person I know who bought them all was https://twitter.com/InflatableDalek
by Denyer
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Website Stuff
Topic: Forum/site errors (October 2021)
Replies: 0
Views: 526

Forum/site errors (October 2021)

The server was upgraded a few days ago. I've upgraded the forum first as that was the main thing that broke. Various pages on what's left of the site will need fixing, which I'm gong to slowly try to work through, but if you spot something specific please feel free to mention in a reply to this thre...
by Denyer
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 405
Views: 221122

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Since TR Percy is about to be superseded by the SS86 one, I thought I'd get in early and pick up an example of the one I like more. Lines could do with including a few more "real size" alt modes, IMO.

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https://i.imgur.com/w5wTCsi.jpeg
by Denyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone watch Masters of the Universe Revelation? [spoilers]
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Re: Anyone watch Masters of the Universe Revelation? [spoilers]

Good panel from Power-Con, the voice actors ended up moderating as Dan lost his voice;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slGDt536VOs
by Denyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Cyberverse/Bumblebee Dinobots
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Cyberverse/Bumblebee Dinobots

It was the same with nu-RID Grimlock, far too small until bootleggers upscaled it to voyager class (and some of them added die cast parts). On the whole, I prefer figures to not be too large and hide odd design choices, but too small is definitely a thing. I did mix-and-match with voyager scale 3P d...
by Denyer
Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)
Replies: 493
Views: 185778

Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

It's what the older guy was talking about I find most interesting about LEGO -- different techniques like Studs Not On Top and just general Nice Parts Usages in general. Finding the most appropriate pieces, ideally without having to mine odd/rare stuff, although sometimes that produces really neat f...
by Denyer
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Cyberverse/Bumblebee Dinobots
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Cyberverse/Bumblebee Dinobots

Nah, it's alright thanks. Amazon US is generally an option and they deal with the customs stuff but I think in hand most of the Cyberverse stuff is likely to be a bit disappointing and (unusually for TFs, Animated is the only other time it's really happened) somewhat out of style with other figures....
by Denyer
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Cyberverse/Bumblebee Dinobots
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Cyberverse/Bumblebee Dinobots

They seem to be going all in on these. Lots of character in the sculpts of the non-Grimlock ones (Snarl in particular) but the alt modes aren't great. We don't seem to get these in the UK, at least at any sane price, but it's nice that kids elsewhere have fun options. Grimlock (loads of them): https...
by Denyer
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6961
Views: 1379808

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I think Wingfinger's my favourite of the three, being a giant pterosaur (like theropods they spanned a huge range of sizes) and the most unexpected... a t-rex, sure, a styraco, sure, but a skeletal pterosaur really only hints at the soft animal parts so it's a more out there choice. I'm sure I'm rep...
by Denyer
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)
Replies: 493
Views: 185778

Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Neat stuff, although I've never seriously considered Legoland Windsor because big builds where it's essentially just basic bricks but stacked to produce curves and textures tend to be a bit... boring, after the first few in a row? It's sort of the LEGO equivalent of pixel art or MS Paint drawing. An...
by Denyer
Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey, what does everyone do for work now, anyway?
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: Hey, what does everyone do for work now, anyway?

Public answer; playing an internal auditor type role for the last decade plus. Mainly IT and fraud. There's variety, we manage to stay on speaking terms with the customers. Lot of politics. Somewhat burned out in general. Not because of the working arrangements, though. Working remotely is far bette...
by Denyer
Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6961
Views: 1379808

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=98138#T=C ^ These? They'd still need studs under them, they're too wide to slot into the wheel holes. There are some other 1x1 plates that would insert, but they're mostly novelty parts; https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&c...
by Denyer
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6961
Views: 1379808

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I was the same as a kid, but I think it was heavily skewed by how crap the movie figures friends had were. The later era toys were a lot more interesting in retrospect with what's now mostly grouped under retro future, and I did quite enjoy the Micros, Pretenders, AMs, etc. Not so much the space-rac...
by Denyer
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest DVD Purchases
Replies: 1203
Views: 268924

Re: Latest DVD Purchases

Amazon (we've got a household sub for the postage) although it's popular enough that it seems to get ripped instantly. Their rolling selection of panel shows, comedy and documentaries isn't bad, though -- some nice retro oriented stuff such as https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eye-Beholder-Art-Dungeons-Drago...