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March 2nd, 2008
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Box of Treasures!
So, today at LARPAid, I bought a box for £10 (that's about $20):




What could it contain? It is a mystery.



Looks like some kind of plastic.



Oh! It's toys! I wonder what kind?



Looks like mostly vehicles, some others.



Lots of cars, and trucks.



And some jet planes, too.



A fair number of animals.

I deliberately haven't shown you all of them - I want to keep some as surprises.



We totally can't keep all of these Transformers - we don't have the space. Hazel bought a really cool Armada Skywarp (who'd have thought that the Armada toys were good?) separately, and I might keep one or two of my favourites, when I've decided which they are.

So, my plan of action is this:

  • Once or less a week, I will choose one or more toys.

  • I will ensure that I have found all of the pieces of the toy that I own (they're almost all complete), assemble it into "disguise" mode ("vehicle mode" doesn't apply well to all of these), and post a picture.

  • I will research and write a short biography (probably mostly stolen from Wikipedia) on the character in the generation of the toy. I might even watch an episode featuring the character.

  • I will transform the toy into robot mode, with pictures or a video.

  • After this, readers may (should) tell me why they want the toy. Priority will probably go to collectors missing particular toys, and definitely will go to my friends, but other people with really good reasons might be able to snatch them away.

  • The most compelling reason will win the toy! I'll mail them anywhere in the world (contributions to postage gratefully accepted).

  • It'd be nice if whoever receives the toy could send me a photo of it with others of their collection, so that I know it's gone to a good home.


Phew! Not such a short or simple plan, but I expect it to be a lot of fun along the way.

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From:3headedmonkey
Date:March 2nd, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
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Ahh!? Is that Silverbolt and Airazor? (the animal ones) I didn't even know Beast Wars made it over to the UK :O

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From:wererogue
Date:March 2nd, 2008 09:36 am (UTC)
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We definitely had Beast Wars here :) As to who the animals are - you'll just have to wait and find out (spoiler - pretty sure it's not Airazor...)
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From:elanya
Date:March 2nd, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
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I have A Giiiiant Armada Starsceam. He is Giant. Not as Giant as Hazel's Giant Bee, but pretty giant!

Also, transformers.wikia.com is the best tf info source, and also they have hilarious photo captions.
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From:elanya
Date:March 2nd, 2008 07:13 am (UTC)
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I lie - I don't have giant Armada Screamer, I have giant Cybertron screamer. Armada is one of the few versions I *don't* have :p
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From:wererogue
Date:March 2nd, 2008 09:38 am (UTC)
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Ta for the wikia link! This guy's also pretty big, although again not on Bumblebee's scale. Maybe half the size?
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From:longpig
Date:March 2nd, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
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Buck told me I shouldn't give you Skywarp
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From:elanya
Date:March 2nd, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
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Meanie ;_;

I shouldn't hog them all, I suppose, but right now I don't have any other seekers :o
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From:longpig
Date:March 2nd, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
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see that's what Buck said... Skywarp could put you on a slippery slope. Because now you just have Starcsreams, but if you have 2/3 seekers the set starts to look incomplete...
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From:elanya
Date:March 2nd, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Oh, it is true ;_;

Still. If I could get *one* complete set.... Probably the one where I don't have Starscream would not be the one to aim for :V
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From:stu_the_elder
Date:March 3rd, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
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I think you should probably inform Troll about this, as he's mental for Transformers. Positively hatstand in fact.

- Crumpwright
From:funcan
Date:March 5th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
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He's fairly damn bursar in general...
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