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Old 10th October 2017, 09:31 PM
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Firman din' din talk down to the audience (kids) and so they're remarkable stories even when reading as adults.
Yeah, I noticed the more adult-like content just from my first 3 issues. Really enjoyable. Was also great to see Skids get some love. I'm really only collecting for the original US and UK G1 stuff... it's like a whole new world *cue the Disney song*
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Old 10th October 2017, 09:32 PM
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It includes an info letter, and an itemised receipt/invoice... noting that one of the volumes was free, which should be the first one,
No, Primal Scream was your free volume (as per the inserts with the first volume and the details on their website).
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Old 10th October 2017, 09:48 PM
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No, Primal Scream was your free volume (as per the inserts with the first volume and the details on their website).
(goes off and looks at the insert mail-away)
You're right... the third issue is the one that is free.

I guess since this shipment included the corrected version of Volume 6, those of us who started this month, won't get sent out a second one for free (I suppose it meant those people who got Volume 6 posted to them last month, got the "error" version).

I still have a spare Volume 6 though, as I bought it at the Newsagent before I had decided to subscribe, and I didn't think to ask for my subscription to start at the second issue (which apparently you can note which you want to start from, in case you were buying them from newsagents for as long as they were ordering them in).
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Old 10th October 2017, 09:50 PM
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Mine came in today as well. First 3 released volumes and the freebies. Not sure why they shipped issue 1 again as I selected to receive from issue 2. Ah well, not too fussed so guess I'm paying $8 for 1/2 cm less of a black border.
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Old 10th October 2017, 09:58 PM
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Eh... can't justify getting volume 3 because I have all but one of the issues reprinted in it. The only one I don't have is UK#198 ("Cold Comfort and Joy!") and uh... it's not an issue that I'd be willing to pay a premium for because most of these Xmas stories were pretty lame and this doesn't seem to be much better. :/ I'd get it if it were reprinted individually, but yeah... nah.
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Old 11th October 2017, 08:51 PM
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Mine came in today as well. First 3 released volumes and the freebies. Not sure why they shipped issue 1 again as I selected to receive from issue 2. Ah well, not too fussed so guess I'm paying $8 for 1/2 cm less of a black border.
Just opened my delivery and it's the same for me. I selected to receive from issue 2 as well on the website, but they charged me for issues 1 and 2 too (with issue 3 free).

Hmm, also some pages of issue 2 (Stormbringer) are joined together and will need me to take a razor to them.

Issue 3 is good. I notice some "IDW" corrections to the Marvel colouring (Soundwave is blue, Seawatch's boat mode looked "wrong", a coloured in Skullcruncher that previously block-coloured) but apart from the solid colours nothing too jarring as edits.

It is weird but cool to see Race With The Devil and Survivors. Weird though for them to then emulate the dot colouring for the UK issues they are colouring for the first time - it doesn't make them consistent with the US stories if you're not using their original colouring.

I'm curious what they'll do with black and white stories that Marvel UK did color in the original run and the collected comics (like The Big Shutdown for example).

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Old 12th October 2017, 11:03 AM
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Ok, so my next 2 issues arrived, along with the tin cover plate, and the mug. How the mug didn't get destroyed in the satchel bag is beyond me. It comes in a small cardboard box and a little bit of bubblewrap... that's it. Well, for once I have to doff my cap to Auspost!
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Old 13th October 2017, 11:22 AM
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Ok, so my next 2 issues arrived, along with the tin cover plate, and the mug. How the mug didn't get destroyed in the satchel bag is beyond me. It comes in a small cardboard box and a little bit of bubblewrap... that's it. Well, for once I have to doff my cap to Auspost!
Well my mug was destroyed, the handle was all smashed . I just emailed the company about it asking for a replacement.

Edit: They emailed back saying that they would provide a replacement mug and to give it up to 28 days to arrive.
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Old 14th October 2017, 12:39 AM
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Well my mug was destroyed, the handle was all smashed . I just emailed the company about it asking for a replacement.

Edit: They emailed back saying that they would provide a replacement mug and to give it up to 28 days to arrive.
Yeah well it's crazy how they send these things out. Surely a cardboard box wouldn't cost that much extra to post the mugs and comics out in safely (and avoid replacements)...
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Old 15th October 2017, 08:55 AM
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With a disclaimer that I have previously written a TF chronology and have a stronger interest in this than others...

On a second look at the Primal Scream volumne I realised that only three volumes into this series the reading order is already questionable. "Cold Comfort and Joy" (UK198) needs to come before "Time Wars" (UK199-205) partly because one of the characters in this story doesn't survive Time Wars!

Looking at some listings for upcoming volumes, they suggest they are putting "The Man in the Machine" (US51/UK211-212) in the same book as "Space Pirates" (UK180-187)... so when reading in order we'll see Fort Max quit after the devastating battles of Time Wars and the Underbase Saga before he's been in either!

Swap the two stories around (Man in the Machine in Primal Scream, Cold Comfort and Joy in Space Pirates (with the Firebug story) and all would be well.
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