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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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#221 ultra magnus13

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:03 PM

Good lord. Yes, hopefully somebody smarter gets hold of that and shuts that nonsense down. 
 
The men making those complaints are ludicrous babies. There were dozens or hundreds of screenings they could attend - why do they need to object? They lost nothing. 
 
Can you classify women-only screenings as "discriminatory"? Sure, I guess you can, but why would you want to? What sort of man is so threatened by a cinema giving those women two hours of man-free movie? A sad, weird, pathetic kind of man with a startling lack of self awareness. This is a farce.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:12 PM

These men have not taken this action to impart a lesson on discrimination. And again, they have also not been prevented from seeing that movie at that cinema. Nothing has been withheld from them. They're just petty little dudes who aren't smart enough to unpack their male privilege.

Discrimination laws are good, but this is the tiniest, most ridiculous thing to hang them on. This situation is not what those laws are for. These screenings do not constitute "unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people on the grounds of race, age, or sex". If you think it's unjust or prejudicial that these men couldn't attend these particular screenings, which they only cared about because they were told that they were only for women... Well. I mean really. Let's worry about some of the many, many instances of serious systemic discrimination faced by women before we persecute this cinema for giving a handful of women a small, transient safe space to watch a comic book movie. There are a lot more women out there with a legitimate reason to welcome a man-free space than there are men with the same reasons to be uncomfortable when surrounded by women.

This probably isn't really the place for having an in-depth conversation because this is the comic books area, not P&R (and I don't want to have to warn myself :) ). But this whole silly situation would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

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#223 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:39 AM

And thats the worst part of this farce. Their entire point being:

"Wonder Woman movie, yeah!"
"We are also offering select women only screenings."
"Whut? Why can't i go to those. RAGE!"

They are idiots that really don't understand what discrimination means. The fact that their complaint has been upheld is despress9ng to say the least.

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#224 PiratedTVPro

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:08 AM

They are idiots that really don't understand what discrimination means.

 

That's part of the issue. These men understand exactly what the state of Texas calls "discrimination" and this is - on a technical level - one of those instances.

 

That said, Alamo has offered a truce, telling the men that they'll apologize on the official Alamo Facebook and give each of the named plaintiffs a DVD copy of "Wonder Woman". Again, technically this is all Alamo has to do in order to legally rectify the situation.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

This is one of those cases where the Judge needed to step in.  Yes, this is discrimination.  I find for the plantiff in the amount of $1.  

Have a nice day, jackasses.  

 

That's what I would have liked to have seen.  


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#226 PiratedTVPro

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:37 AM

This is one of those cases where the Judge needed to step in.  Yes, this is discrimination.  I find for the plantiff in the amount of $1.  

Have a nice day, jackasses.  

 

That's what I would have liked to have seen.  

 

According to Texas law what they did was illegal, but only in the advertising of it. Also according to Texas law, they only restitution Alamo have to pay is to make sure the plaintiffs can see the movie, thus them offering them a Wonder Woman DVD (not bluray) each.


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Yep.

#227 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:27 PM

Basically, if a private group had rented out the theater for the night, it would have been legal. 

 

But since the theater itself is officially open to the public, we're now having the issues we're having. 

 

If nothing else, if this does go to court, we'll have official rulings later judges can use as precedent in future cases. 



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:01 PM

According to Texas law what they did was illegal, but only in the advertising of it. Also according to Texas law, they only restitution Alamo have to pay is to make sure the plaintiffs can see the movie, thus them offering them a Wonder Woman DVD (not bluray) each.

 

They could already see the movie! In all likelihood they probably had the ability to see the movie at that same cinema BEFORE the women-only screenings. Is this a sitcom?

 

Good to know that the "restitution" is not a great drama though.


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