Got my Grimlock. This is my first Leader size purchase and as such feels massive. Main reason being the majority of the other toys match their G1 scale to a certain degree (Huffer withstanding). But G1 Grimlock is about two thirds the height of this chap! The Dinobot lineup is going to be stellar, assuming the Dinobot Road is completed. And yes, Wheelie is complete trash. Even the new Micromasters have hinged knees.
Got Kingdom Dinobot for myself for my birthday yesterday. He is outstanding! The transformation is just so clever! I liked it so much that I then used my Smyths gift cards (also given tome as birthday presents) to buy Kingdom Primal and Netflix Cheetor today. So now (along with T30 Rhinox) I have a lovely screen accurate set of the original Maximals.
During a brief skirmish across the border yesterday I managed to pick up a Netflix Cheetor in the Carlisle Smyths (not that I'd been checking the whole North of England for his availability, or anything, but I had). Whilst in the store I also picked up Earthrise Trailbreaker, Sunstreaker and Netflix Elita-1, since they were all reduced to £7/8 - at that price the red haze just descended...
I just opened my Jada diecasts. They have more plastic than it appears when looking through the box window, which is a bit disappointing. Though I imagine it's no more than is typical for toy cars these days. They do look jolly nice, though.
Picked up a lonely Refraktor in Melksham toy shop. Considered flipping it as there’s slim to no chance I’ll get two more to make the combined form. Nice little bot though. Shame about the alt mode. Also got Kingdom Warpath. Actually love this one. Nicely different WFC toy with a chunky alt tank. Glad I got him but it makes me want more minibots to go with him & Huffer.
I haven't bothered much with Cyberverse. I find them expensive for what they are. I did recently buy an Optimus/Starscream twin-pack from B&M. I opened them last night and was underwhelmed. They're okay for the price I paid (£12.99 for the pair), but I think I shall mostly be looking out for Cyberverse at car boot sales in the future.
Eventually. Just as soon as they've finished all those Masterpiece combiner sets. Or something.
Anyway, for my birthday yesterday I got Ractonite from a geologist friend (which was fitting), and the Cyberverse Hot Rod and Sharkticons pack from the Conjunx, which was unexpected. Also, not related to my birthday, but they happened to arrive on the same day, a pair of custom Titan Masters - Tarn and Pharma - from the unstoppable genius that is Blueshift! Awesome little figures.
I had a successful trip to the outskirts of Cardiff this morning. First stop, TK Maxx in search of Generations. No luck with those, but I did find Buzzworthy Bumblebee and Trash Crash, and the Cyberverse Adventures Repugnus Revenge set. Then to Smyths, picking up a Netflix pair, Sparkless Bot and Deseeus Army Drone. Finally, Asda and a bunch of half-price Botbots and Mega Mighties Heatwave.