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John Byrne

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Posted: 30 January 2023 at 2:55pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Rewatched THE LEGO MOVIE yesterday, and I am now struck by how much the Metal Beard character resembles the image above.
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 30 January 2023 at 10:54pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

That Shockwave model is cool, but I didn't really have much affinity with the character as a child. Probably because no-one I knew had the actual toy. Looking back on it, I generally only bought Autobots. I think the Insecticon Shrapnel was the only Decepticon I ever had (my next door neighbour had Soundwave. It was cool!)
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David Miller
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Posted: 01 February 2023 at 1:24am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I had Shapnel too! I didn't really get into the car or jet toys (aside from Jetfire, which was based on Macross), but I liked the Insecticons and the Constructicons and the Dinobots. In retrospect they were the kind of concept creep that dooms franchises, but I dug how grotesque and abstract they were.
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 01 February 2023 at 1:53am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I fell into a little Transformers rabbit hole yesterday sparked by your post, searching the first and second generation toys, refreshing my memory. I had quite a few. Slag was the dinobot I had; one of my friends found the name amusing (in England, slag is a nasty name to call someone). The same friend used to find Skids amusing as well.

I did like the cars and jets. I had Skywarp (F-15 jet was cool, robot less impressive) and Sunstreaker (similar, the Lamborghini was cool, the robot and transformation not that satisfying). Smokescreen was probably my favourite car (a Nissan coupe, the transformation worked well, though the roof was joined by a thin piece of metal which eventually stress fractured.)

Optimus Prime was the undoubted king of my collection, though by the time I got him we were just starting to get to the threshold of being a bit old for toys and I think that was the last Transformer I ever got.
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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 01 February 2023 at 5:00pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

WANT - LINK would be easy enough to paint brown.
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 01 February 2023 at 8:36pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I want all of these. They also need to make Jackie Daytona, regular human bartender. 

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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 01 February 2023 at 8:54pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Ooh, maybe they'll make a Limited Edition Joe The Vampire, too.
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 02 February 2023 at 10:21am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Royal Mail are issuing a series of stamps to celebrate the 60th anniversary
of the X-Men.

I canít believe the number of options available, but one of them has the
classic JB Wolverine cover - not on the stamp, but in a presentation pack



Wolverine
presentation pack
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John Byrne

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Posted: 02 February 2023 at 1:21pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Aw, Iíd rather be on a stamp! :-(
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 02 February 2023 at 8:47pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Thatís what I thought too.



But you are on the reverse of this silver plated ingot. Again, the reverse
rather than the front :-(



Ingot
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 03 February 2023 at 1:13am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

On a two hour Pawn Stars in Seattle they showed a Lego diorama piece of Vader and Luke in the cloud city, the "I am your father" scene where he's about to lose a hand. There was also a Batcave one as well!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 12 February 2023 at 6:51pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Just learned a company called TUBBZ has done a whole series of rubber duckies based on various movies and TV shows. I think I shall be able to resist these, tho some of them are cute as heck.
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