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@  ThunderWear : (27 January 2020 - 08:56 PM)

Think of it positively, maybe your face just has optional no-slip surfaces

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 January 2020 - 05:38 PM)

I have dyspraxia so use a electric trimmer, it's never smooth. NEVER!

@  Benbot : (27 January 2020 - 12:52 PM)

don't you hate it when you shave but miss a whisker and it bugs you all day long and you try to yank it out but you can't because it's too short to get a hold of but your hand keeps finding it whenever you touch your face?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 January 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Twitter's revamp is so dumb. Nowadays, even when I am logged out of my account, right-clicking an image on Google Chrome won't let me access a URL to easily get the image's full size. That functionality was so useful!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 January 2020 - 10:01 PM)

But when was the last time you saw a major retailer (since TRU) actually allot shelf space for a Transformers Titan? Or the Vintage Collection Poe X-Wing? There's clearly some sort of disparity between "girls" and "boys" toys that give companies justification to create $100+ items in the girls segment in FAR greater frequency than in boys.

@  fourteenwings : (25 January 2020 - 12:56 AM)

"how expensive they were" Tell that to L.O.L. O.M.G. and the $129 Amazing Surprise (I mean I guess when it comes to the toy aisle Power Rangers isn't a juggernaut like L.O.L.)

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:18 PM)

I think the big reason we didn't see the actual combining Zords at retail was because of how expensive they were. It would cost $100 to get enough of them to make a Megazord, $160+ if you want the Ultrazord. Or parents could just get the dang Ultrazord for $40 even if it didn't combine.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Because they are "kids toys" not "collector toys"

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 03:27 PM)

1) I don't have Target. 2) can't go into my walmart. I'm surprised Hasbro won't sell the toys on Pulse

@  Bass X0 : (24 January 2020 - 02:43 PM)

I dreamt my phone was ringing and woke up to answer it.

@  Sabrblade : (24 January 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Lightning Collection figures, the smaller normal-sized Beast Morphers Ranger/enemy/Beast-Bot figures, the role-play morpher and weapon toys, and the simplistic non-combining megazord toys have all been very easy to find at various Targets and Walmarts. It's only been the actual combining Beast Morphers zord toys (which are bizarrely being sold individually this time) that have been hard to find in stores.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Thought I do question Hasbro's almost reluctance to have the toys available anywhere.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 01:44 PM)

i've been trying to sell mine for weeks...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I hadn't opened mine yet, but from what I've seen, the general agreement is that the Beast Morpher zords are much better than Bandais.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I'm guessing if they're going to do anything on the level of Legacy Zords, it's being discussed behind NDAs at Toy Fair

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 January 2020 - 10:38 AM)

Lightning Collection is good, and they're taking their sweet time on making Zords that are better than Bandai's Zords.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 10:34 AM)

So, what's the general PR fandom consensus of the Hasbro run of PR so far? I pretty much stepped out of the community after I got the Bandai Legacy zords I wanted.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 08:46 AM)

that would require someone to BUY Hasbro PR toys...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 07:17 AM)

Well hopefully see some cool PR stuff. Wish BBTS sold Hasbro PR toys.

@  fourteenwings : (24 January 2020 - 07:01 AM)

February 22nd through 25th, I feel like it was earlier last year...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 06:32 AM)

When is NY TF?

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:43 PM)

I don't know about Hasbro's general policy but I know everybody was on lockdown for Frozen II, which included both LEGO and Hasbro. Plus, I'm guessing everybody is holding off PR for NY Toy Fair? Overall, it's best to remember that Toy Fairs are for buyers, not fans.

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:41 PM)

LEGO has been doing this for ages, including sending cease and desists when outlets get leaked images.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:42 PM)

And then they ended up selling off the brand, so I guess I wasn't the only one.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:41 PM)

Last time a toy brand I followed tightened down on toy fair and all the invited guests posted glowing reviews of what they saw, I ended up being disappointed as heck.

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:34 PM)

JediNews UK basically said they got a walkthrough of Lego's showcase...but were legally bound to NOT talk about anything, much less take pics.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:24 PM)

I wondered why I had seen basically nothing newsworthy from the event

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:14 PM)

Word is that Hasbro and Lego have their UK Toy Fair stuff on MAJOR lockdown. Full NDAs and everything.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 09:28 PM)

Seeing people say the $0.99 + $20 shipping item is cheaper than the $19.99 + free shipping item and getting tons of likes for it... I just don't know anymore.

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

if you havent already, y'all check your walmarts clearance aisle. i found siege six shot for $5. course, it could just be my walmart, but never hurts to look

@  Vexwing : (23 January 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Candlejack is going to need more ro

@  Patch : (23 January 2020 - 06:30 PM)

I thought you had to type out Candlejack's full name bef

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 02:46 PM)

I typed in the wrong tab.

@  Paladin : (23 January 2020 - 02:32 PM)

must've been the works of Candleja

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 02:06 PM)

looks like maximus wiped himself out mid-sentence

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 08:42 AM)

Disregard this.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE


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#1121 Maruten

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 06:54 PM

If this is the extent of the new skins, I don't think there's anything there that I'm super desperate to get. Doomfist and Bastion look pretty nice I guess. I wouldn't mind Brigitte. And it's nice to get something interesting for Junkrat but I can live without it. 

 

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#1122 mx-01 archon

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:27 PM

They missed Orisa (at least her picture.  She's mentioned in the article, but not shown).  She's a treant.  She looks amazing.  And finally a new legendary for her that keeps her adorable eyes.

 

I'm in for Doomfist, Symmetra, Orisa, and Bastion.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:40 PM

Oh yeah, there's a bunch more. 76 is pretty cool. Don't really get the "cowboy detective" thing...?

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#1124 mx-01 archon

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

Yeah, I don't quite get the connection between Sherlock and McCree.  He doesn't strike me as the type of guy to have the patience for that line of work.  But Anniversary skins don't necessarily need to make sense.  This seems to be the event where they just let the artists unload all their crazy, wild ideas for the fun of it.

 

The S76, Tracer, and Lucio ones are just epics.


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#1125 Confuzor

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:57 PM

Huh. My free lootbox got me Pirate Junkrat, the one I wanted most. Not bad.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:58 PM

Some interesting stuff coming out of the new map apparently?

 

https://www.kotaku.c...-multiple-maps/


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:09 AM

I think my free box got me Junkrat too. Weird.

 

Then I proceeded to waste too much money on a ton of loot boxes. Got Sherlock McCree, Tux Doomfist, Wood Spirit Orisa, Shieldmaiden Brigette, Stealth (Shockwave) Bastion, Venom Soldier 76, Magician Symetra, and Cybjorn Torb. Then I used some credits to unlock Sentai Genji and Jazzy Lucio. Also got Hippty Hop Lucio


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#1128 mx-01 archon

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:49 AM

Got Wood Spirit Orisa in my free box, which is great, because I think it was my most wanted skin of this batch.

 

She has little kodama spirits all over her.  That's awesome.



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Posted 23 May 2018 - 10:01 AM

Can we talk about the fact that Bastion didn't just get a Shockwave skin, but also a voice line that is pretty clearly "EX-TER-MI-NATE"?


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#1130 Confuzor

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:09 PM

Some of the event voicelines are gold. Moira's "Good News Everyone!" And Genji "YOU need healing!" Are standouts.

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 04:43 PM

Moira says what?! Don't usually pay much attention to the voice stuff, I better check 'em out. 

 

My free box got me Symmetra.  :(

 

I despise Petra. I'm sure it will be fine once I get the hang of it, but I played several matches there and it was 80% wandering around never seeing another person.

 

(17%  seeing a shadow pass overhead and then instantly being dead because Pharah existed.)


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 06:14 AM

They had an Overwatch panel at comic con.

 

Cringe central. Half the questions were asking the VAs about choosing characters to drop or bitching at them because someone who mains their character gives them grief in game.



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Posted 28 May 2018 - 09:33 AM

My free box got me McRee's sherlock skin.  

an . . . . interesting choice.  


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 11:06 AM

With the price reduction, I think I might finally jump into this thing now that I got a Windows PC with some OOMPH.

 

Would have like the free weekend...except I work ALL weekend, including an extra day tonight, so I just didn't have the time or energy.



#1135 mx-01 archon

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 02:30 PM

My free box got me Symmetra.  :(

 

 What's wrong with that?  Her new skin is awesome.

 

If it's because you don't like to play Symmetra, have you heard about the massive rebalancing/rework they've got in the wings for her?  She's going to be drastically different to play in the near future.  More DPS oriented (she's moving from Support to Defense, so needs to be comparable to characters like Hanzo and Junkrat), and theoretically less situational.





 

They had an Overwatch panel at comic con.
 
Cringe central. Half the questions were asking the VAs about choosing characters to drop or bitching at them because someone who mains their character gives them grief in game.

 
Isn't that pretty much every fandom event?  Fandoms by nature are full of obsessive personalities, and with that often comes a certain lack of self-reflection.  Overwatch might be a bit of a unique breeding ground for that sort of behaviour though, between its PVP gameplay that invariably sees people get heated over various subjects, and it's very open and outgoing acting cast that have garnered a certain celebrity status for themselves.


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 03:07 PM

There are certain things you don't ask, even when given the chance. Half the panel was people asking the three VAs present to basically slag off the rest of the game's voice cast or awkward attempts to share private in jokes.

 

Great example- one girl asked if they pull pranks on one another. She didn't seem to grasp that VA's rarely group record, nor do they live in a big house together just because they're all in the same game. She actually got angry when they revealed they don't run around pranking each other.



#1137 mx-01 archon

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 03:49 PM

Yeah, that doesn't really sound much different that what usually goes on in those sorts of fan-panels.  Again, disturbing lack of self-reflection and public filter.  People just get stupid and giddy around their idols and such, and all their dumb private fantasies come spilling out into the open.  BotCon folk have their stories, as well, so we can't really take the high-ground as a fandom on that one.

 

I suppose it might be especially galling for you, as someone in the media journalism industry, you want to hear actual, insightful talk from the actors and their experiences, and instead, you're wasting your time on some inane drivel spewed by the lunatics around you.


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 06:42 PM

 

My free box got me Symmetra.  :(

 

 What's wrong with that?  Her new skin is awesome.

 

If it's because you don't like to play Symmetra, have you heard about the massive rebalancing/rework they've got in the wings for her?  She's going to be drastically different to play in the near future.  More DPS oriented (she's moving from Support to Defense, so needs to be comparable to characters like Hanzo and Junkrat), and theoretically less situational.

 

I'm not a big fan of the skin and I don't often play her. But the changes sound absolutely fascinating and I'm keen to check her out once they're live. 

 

Meanwhile I've started to get the hang of Petra and can find my way around a bit better. And I think I have to now admit that since Retribution forced me to figure her out. I'm now officially a Moira main and my poor darling Junkrat has been largely retired. 


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:29 AM

From what I've heard of the Symmetra changes, they're reallllly gonna lean into the Portal element. 


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 03:32 PM

Oh thank god.  I've actually loved that element from her and wanted to be able to do more with it.


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