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@  JRSBill : (03 June 2020 - 01:06 PM)

bain

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 June 2020 - 04:14 AM)

UBI is coming.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 09:30 PM)

I can just HEAR his screechy G1 voice saying that....

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 09:30 PM)

*Dies laughing* XDDDDDD

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 June 2020 - 07:01 PM)

Megatron's coupon has failed! Now I, Starscream, shall speak to your manager!

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 06:39 PM)

(i just want to make jokes excuse my doing)

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 06:38 PM)

ITS STARSCREAM.... AND HIS CLONES

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 June 2020 - 06:31 PM)

And there was no one there when I started!

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 June 2020 - 06:31 PM)

I swear, I'm in line to use a coupon, there is something wrong with said coupon, and suddenly I'm holding up a line of 3 or 4 people

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 June 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Ha! Talk about getting away with something!

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 June 2020 - 09:08 AM)

Carnivac was still an evil Decepticon at heart, and no one shot him in the back for it.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 06:52 PM)

*stares at the light switch* .... I see what you did there

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 May 2020 - 01:40 PM)

*hands llittleautobot1218 a light switch* There you go.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:53 AM)

I feel a need to lighten up the mood.... ;)

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:38 AM)

:p

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 May 2020 - 02:14 AM)

Shockwave did it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 May 2020 - 12:21 AM)

I'm not in the US and at least some of the episodes seem to work for me. I don't know the actual list of places it's available, though.

@  Shockwave 75 : (29 May 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Unfortunately It seems Cyberverse is only available in the US on YouTube.

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 May 2020 - 09:19 AM)

Yes, and its ongoing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (29 May 2020 - 01:05 AM)

Cyberverse is already officially uploaded to YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (29 May 2020 - 12:36 AM)

Spin Master is abridging current episodes of Bakugan Armored Alliance and posting the result on YouTube. Maybe Hasbro does that someday too.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 10:59 PM)

I see... :/

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 08:14 PM)

Within the US anyway. Those channels aren't easy or cheap to access in other countries, and their website often region lock content. Tubi is the only good thing on that list: largely identical (but not perfectly so. Damnit. I wanna watch COPS.) country to country and free.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:24 PM)

So yeah, Hasbro is using plenty of venues to spread exposure of their brands

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Starz currently licenses Transformers G1 and the GI Joe movie (as well as MLP specials). Netflix has more current series available.

@  Nevermore : (28 May 2020 - 07:21 PM)

Study shows: Holders of the title "world's oldest person" have a severely increased risk of dying.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:18 PM)

Tubi TV and Youtube both host various Hasbro cartoons. Both are freely accessed and ad supported. Any basic TV package (barring straight antenna) includes channels like USA Network, SyFy and FX, all of which regularly air the films from Transformers and GI Joe.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 06:18 PM)

I dunno what to tell you, media might be changing slowly, but at least it's still accessible. Even the folks that DON'T get one of the streaming services can watch it on the company website. It's a vehicle for the toy line after all, they need to make an effort to make it as consumable as possible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Well. Thats said, then.... I guess... :doh

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 04:13 PM)

As long as the the cartoons are profitable, then they'll make more. The media it's shown on is completely irrelevant. I say that as a guy whose earliest surviving memory is a big red truck turning into a big red robot.

@  ZakuConvoy : (28 May 2020 - 03:06 PM)

Might be the end of an era. With the rise of streaming, who knows if Transformers will ever be on broadcast TV again.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 11:46 AM)

3 seasons on a show is usually enough... but yeah ;-;

@  Roddie Luver : (27 May 2020 - 09:37 PM)

I’m also sad Cyberverse has no season four.

@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.


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#21 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 11:11 AM

'Basil Fawlty voice'

Shh, don't mention the war!

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#22 CORVUS

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 02:08 PM

It's like World War II all over again.

 

I'm ashamed to admit I snickered at that.


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#23 Mighty Maximal

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 02:11 PM

There are lots of Toymasters still around. Even a few independents or small chains - but not many. North Norfolk Coast has a few.

OTHERWISE  it is The Entertainer, Toys R Us, Smyths, Argos or the Department stores like John Lewis.

Woolworths was once great for toys ; Until it died. (unfairly as more than half it's stores were profitable) even after the collapse of the DVD & CD market.  They wanted to do a Management buy out on the profiable stores and that wasn't allowed that would have saved the majority of stores and the distribution business and would have given Hasbro a very important Customer still.

 

Heck the limited choices they offer in Supermarkets now is depressing but the £11.99 Toymaster charges for Legends is even more of an Eyebrow raiser... Not fair everyone devalued their Currency not just the UK Pound.

 

I don't think Hasbro are blameless either they can't blame inflation after they are bragging about how much money they are going to save buying plastic in bulk when the oil price was low.

 

I don't object to smaller toys if the price remains the same

I don't object so much to simpler toys if the price remains the same.

I don't object to less paint if prices remain the same

I don't object to clip on wheel if prices remain the same

(well I do on Legions that I'd object to that anyway they shed wheels like trees shed leaves)

 

What I object to is that the toys Got Smaller, Simpler, Had less paint, have thin plastic with bigger gaps in them than ever before, we no longer got limbs made of two halves screw or glued together as often & got clip on wheels, & then to hammer it home they went up in price too.

That I consider to be a P*** take especially when as I mentioned Hasbro is saving money on the design process has new cheaper ways to make the toys from start to finish that cost them 20% less than before on average. They have been getting the advantages of Cad Cam and cheaper labour in Vietnam & on top of that the shed a huge amount of staff and got the plastic cheaper.

 

So am I happy with Hasbro nope - They have had very poor Manufacture offers via the Supermarkets compared to what we saw during Beast Hunters or Transformers Prime, They are doing a lousy job of Marketing Rescue Bots. They utterly miss-handled AOE's toyline in almost every way possible outside North America add in stupidity like the insanity of a Masterpiece car's price in TRU or The TRU exclusivity deals they keep signing I can I think fairly place some of the blame on Hasbro UK & Hasbro Inc for my relative unhappyness with them just lately.

 

Perhaps what we need is less toys in higher volume at lower price, that at least would spread interest in the brand about a bit, It's not like they are covering themselves in glory on their other brands either though.



#24 CORVUS

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 02:17 PM

There are lots of Toymasters still around.

 

TOY-MASTER TRANSFORMERS!

Less, much less, than sits on shelf!


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#25 Mighty Maximal

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 02:54 PM

That said they may not have as Many Transformers in said Toymasters as they once had.

But that was because Hasbro threatened to not sell them anything at all if that carried on Grey importing - then Bandai did the same too.

Unlike Woolworths they were not big enough to tell them to F-Off and do it anyway.

 

Shame really as that used to be one of the coolest things about the Entertainer too - it's like they are saying no one sells our toys but us !

Result - no one sells their toys as much any more DOH !



#26 HellCat

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 11:45 PM

I do think it's right to say UK toy branches don't care in general. Anyone I've encountered from that side seems to begrudge being involved and there's certainly very little to none of the passion we see on the US side.

#27 Shenanigans

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 02:37 AM

We're not a very passionate people. They might look like they're grumbling but I bet they're all laughing inside.


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