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About robotmel

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  • Birthday 07/09/1972

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    Music, Computers, Comic Books, Transformers!

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    United Kingdom
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    Just taking it easy!
  • Favorite Music
    House, Breaks, D+B, Dubstep, 80's, 90's...
  • Favorite Movies
    Shaun of the Dead, Anchorman, Wedding Singer, Shallow Hal, Life of Brian...
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    South Park, Big Bang Theory, Heroes, Dr Who, No Ordinary Family...
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    Infinity Welcomes Carefull Drivers, Better Than Life, Zombie Survival Guide...
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    War for Cybertron, Grand Theft Auto's...
  • Most Prized Transformer
    Fansproject City Commander
  • Personal Quotes
    3rd Party products are the right of all sentient beings!
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  1. :) Popped in to my local Toys R Us and had a word with the very helpful Customer Services assistant about Transformers Masterpieces. I inquired about any that where currently available on their systems, with only Masterpiece Acid Storm floating around, but what really caught my eye further down the list was Masterpiece Prowl and Masterpiece Sunstorm! The Customer Services assistant checked both items, which unfortunately didnt have a confirmed release date, but each had their own SKN/VNDR reference number and a price against them. Transformers Masterpiece Prowl was priced at £59.99 with a reference number of 958298 and Masterpiece Sunstorm was priced at £69.99 with the reference number 958883. This is very positive news that both figures will be hitting U.K. shores in the not too distant future. I have included a photo of both information screens which the Customer Services assistant very kindly let me take.
  2. :) A Robotmel Lazy Customs Production Presenting Classics Voyager G2 MEGATRON! After tinkering with my Classics G2 Optimus Prime, I felt he needed a friend to play with so went about knocking up a custom G2 Megatron to hold his hand! Created from a Marvel Crossovers Hulk, I added a spare Classics Voyager Megatron head and fusion cannon that I had in my parts box from an old KO, a faction sticker and some purple stickers, giving him a cheeky update to something more articulated! A lick of blue paint to his face and this lazy custom was ready to roll! More photos here... Custom Voyager G2 Megatron Photos by robotmel | Photobucket
  3. :doh According to TFW2005, this is a fake. Its the same table from the Tokyo Toy Show 2012 but someone has edited the picture behind to show Bumblebee, which most are suggesting should be MP Bumble if its a Takara product!
  4. :con A Robotmel Lazy Customs Production Presenting Classics Voyager GALVATRON! With this lazy custom, I wanted to create a Classics version which offered a mix of the various depictions of Galvatron, especially the colouring, which mixes purple, blue, grey, red, gold, black and orange. Created from three versions of the Classics Voyager Megatron mould, two of which where knock offs, this Voyager sized Galvatron has had various parts swapped out to offer a familiar yet slightly different take on everyones favourite meniacal Decepticon leader. Using absolutely no paint what so ever, this lazy custom keeps its orange cap on the fusion cannon as a nod to the orange particle cannon of G1 Galvatron. The head mould is from one of the KOs which has had a black crest attached as a nod to the crown-like horns sported by the various Galvatrons over the years. I was going to leave the thighs and upper arms blue from the KO but went for the grey instead to reflect Galvatrons look in the animated movie. As the only addition to the figure has been the head crest, the transformation is not affected and the head still folds into the chest cavity without any problems. This custom will be my Galvatron stand-in until Hasbro or a 3rd Party create a Voyager sized Classics version to take his place. Hope you like it!
  5. :) A few more pics, up close and personal! ;) I know Sideswipe aint a 'con but I didnt have another Voyager sized Decepticon to hand, but you get the idea! I have managed to crack a couple of joints here and there, my fault! :( A slight tweaking of the faction logo, making it a little more centred and we nearly there! Hope you like! :yay
  6. :) My brother-in-law wins again in the design stakes! I have finally got the other plastic display cases put together and photographed, what do you think? :D More to follow... ;)
  7. :) New cases arrived! Just a quick photo update until I get home and get them all put together. Enjoy!
  8. :) Thank you for everyones positive feedback so far. I have passed on a link to this thread and a couple more suggestions for further cases to my brother-in-law. He rang me last night, feeling rather pleased with himself, has offered to make me a couple more at cost, so as soon as they get delivered I will get some more photos up. Whilst he is still tweaking the cutting process (its all done with lasers!!) and sourcing the acrylic sheets, I have asked if he could work out some sort of price list and delivery costs, so all being well a small production run could be started if there is enough interest. I have asked about the possibility of sourcing some sheets with a blue tint so a Mirage display case could be produced. He is looking into it! ;) I am very pleased with my gift and looking forward to the next two cases arriving. :bot
  9. :bot Greetings alien robot lovers! Hope this is okay posted here as it's not so much a custom Transformer but a custom made display case for Transformers, or anything really but I'll get to that later! The story goes... My wife started asking odd questions regarding the size of a Transformer, height, width, depth, name etc which I thought extremely out of character? She likes the movies, tolerates my collection and I think she has a thing for the voice of Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen!! Now I love a surprise and was filled with hope that she had some crazy plan for a gift for my recent 40th birthday! After visiting relatives over in Dublin the gift was realised! This was made by my brother-in-law in his home studio/workshop. Its made with 2mm thick clear plastic, laser cut and etched with a faction logo, mode and name. Made from six pieces, the edges are cut to form interlocking teeth (for want of a better description) which clip together around each edge forming the case. The plastic sheets have a thin layer of protective film over them which needs peeling back, which is why a couple of my photos look a little scratched, so dont worry! Being a test piece/gift, if I had known what was coming I would have increased the dimensions a little to accommodate lil Prime a bit better. Once I had assembled the display case and popped Optimus in there it got me to thinking about other Transformers and their needs when displaying them. Imagine your Classics/Henkei Mirage taking pride in himself in his own little plastic box! My brother-in-law told me he could make the case larger to fit any size Transformer or other figures I have, so Im going to fire him an email with some ideas. This smaller case feels very strong and sturdy, but I would guess a Masterpiece sized case would need slightly thicker plastic, perhaps 3mm or 4mm? So what do folk think? ;)
  10. We have an IKEA in Milton Keynes over here in the UK which stock the DETOLF glass display cabinets and also the optional light fitting which sets the whols thing off really well in my opinion? I bought a 2 pack of lights as I intend to pick up another cabinet after pay day! Here's a quick pic of my cabinet! :tfpwn
  11. I consider myself a huge fan of Transformers and have been for years now (I'm knocking 40!) and I have seen various incarnations of these robots in disguise come and go. Without Generation 1 we probably wouldn’t be here now, but as polls and forums are there to offer discussion and opinions, I feel I can honestly say... the Gen 1 toys are poor, badly designed, and ugly in comparison to the newer, modern styled, articulated advanced versions such as Armada, Cybertron, Alternators/BT, Universe/Henkei, Alternity, Generations/United, Fansproject and even some of the Bayverse! Some of us know it, or have thought it on occasions, but some are afraid to say it out loud. The vehicle modes are well done but those darn robot modes....!Don’t get me wrong, I love Transformers, but if we are talking toy lines, these days I can live without any Gen 1 figures (let’s not mention Beast-whatever). If the original molds of Gen 1 had new articulation fitted, would it make a difference, would old fans then hold on to their Gen 1? This is only my opinion via a poll/forum which asked a question. Hell, if I make it to Auto Assembly this year I'd even splash it across a t-shirt, Gen 1 toys suck, anyone else dare? :mwahaha
  12. UK Update! Transformers Reveal the Shield: Battle in Space - Cyclonus vs Rodimus available @ Argos! Just spotted this awesome 2 pack for sale in the all new 2011 Argos online catalogue! Yes, every UK buyers favourite laminated book of dreams has this classic 2 pack listed on their website (and assuming their new catalogue also) for an Ebay killing £21.99 (GBP)! Roll on pay day!
  13. UK Update! Just spotted this awesome 2 pack for sale in the all new 2011 Argos online catalogue! Yes, every UK buyers favourite laminated book of dreams has this classic 2 pack listed on their website (and assuming their new catalogue also) for an Ebay killing £21.99 (GBP)! Roll on pay day!
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