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by Denyer
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Website Stuff
Topic: Forum/site errors (October 2021)
Replies: 0
Views: 66

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: 219981

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Since TR Percy is about to be superseded by the SS86 one, I thought I'd get in early and pick up an example of the one I like more.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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by Denyer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone watch Masters of the Universe Revelation? [spoilers]
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

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: 376

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: 185003

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: 376

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: 376

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: 6946
Views: 1374843

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: 185003

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: 9
Views: 539

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: 6946
Views: 1374843

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: 6946
Views: 1374843

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: 1200
Views: 267589

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...
by Denyer
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6946
Views: 1374843

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Couple of bits from Toy-Fu arrived as a coda after going missing in the big packing exercise, the recent Crosshairs and a 2007 movie Spy Shot 6. Speaking of cameras, new one. Image stabilisation, low light and the focus isn't broken on this one. It’s an LG G6 body (retail demo unit with no SIM hardw...
by Denyer
Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions
Replies: 1470
Views: 400219

Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

If anyone else is following Origins or Masterverse there were tons of reveals from Power-Con this weekend; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOZs28vVcgY The sort of reveals TF fandom would be frothing about if Hasbro made the equivalent. Or there's Pixel Dan's walk-around with some of the stuff at boo...
by Denyer
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 371
Views: 149135

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Legally speaking I don't think you need the clear test if vaccinated or a kid. Although if Israel's anything to go by (and it looks like it is) there's going to be a lot of reliance on boosters. Honestly, Denyer, if Labour ministers parade like this, we will end up with a totally privatised health s...
by Denyer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Account Issues?
Topic: If you're having problems logging in, post in here and we'll try to help you
Replies: 34
Views: 106140

Re: If you're having problems logging in, post in here and we'll try to help you

How old was it? We've changed forum software a couple of times over the years. At the moment file attachments are turned on for most users in specific forums where it's to attach eg images to go with reviews. For everything else there are still plenty of quick simple image hosts such as https://imgu...
by Denyer
Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)
Replies: 493
Views: 185003

Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

I roughly sort into boxes to keep less useful pieces out of the way: minifigs, "classic" bricks and bases that don't get used much unless it's for functional things like risers, castle, and everything else (mainly small elements, which is what I tend to use). Similar parts might get stacke...
by Denyer
Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 371
Views: 149135

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Labour are fucking useless and only a few governments have done particularly well, but this one's been more corrupt, embezzling, murderously stupid, etc than most that wouldn't be considered kleptocracies. National insurance hikes disproportionately affect lower earners and when you've got stats lik...
by Denyer
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6946
Views: 1374843

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Did you see this the other week? -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2WPww-U69Q Holy shit! Oh man that is amazing! I am so jealous. I wish I had the skill, time and resources to pull something like that off. I've got to step up my game with how I choose to transform my TFs. Load of additional pics ...