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@  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

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.


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#181 Sabrblade

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:13 PM

Y'know...  What is Casey's day job in other versions?  As far as I can remember, he's just some jobless dude hitting people as a hobby.

In the current cartoon on Nick, he's still a teenage student in school.


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#182 Confuzor

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 12:14 AM

Movie was a hell of alot of fun. Much more coherent than the first one.

Only gripe:
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Posted 04 June 2016 - 03:08 AM

I want to ask a spoiler. For anyone that's seen the movie, is Shredder supposed to be the same character from the first or a different character with the same name? Strange that it's a different actor if it's the same person.



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 05:12 AM

I want to ask a spoiler. For anyone that's seen the movie, is Shredder supposed to be the same character from the first or a different character with the same name? Strange that it's a different actor if it's the same person.


Which character from the first one do you mean? It's been awhile but IIRC that movie had the scientist dork who dresses in cyber armor that's based on the Shredder and his only seen in shadow boss who is meant to be the actual Shredder the armor is built for.

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#185 Confuzor

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 06:35 AM

Its not really a spoiler. Shredder didn't die at the end of the last movie. He's in police custody when the movie starts.

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 11:59 PM

 

I want to ask a spoiler. For anyone that's seen the movie, is Shredder supposed to be the same character from the first or a different character with the same name? Strange that it's a different actor if it's the same person.


Which character from the first one do you mean? It's been awhile but IIRC that movie had the scientist dork who dresses in cyber armor that's based on the Shredder and his only seen in shadow boss who is meant to be the actual Shredder the armor is built for.

- ZacWilliam, I havn't seen it yet but I'm assuming this film features the second one.

 

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 06:18 AM

Bebop and Rocksteady stole the movie.

 

Why was Shredder in it at all? Like, you could have had Krang interact with Stockman, cut Shredder out completely, no problem. It feels he was only there to establish him as him after the last movie had somebody else as him.

 

Jablonsky's score was excellent.

 

I'm surprised they went full on technodrome this early instead of saving that for movie 3.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 06:58 AM

I'm glad they didn't wait because apparently this movie isn't making any money... :(


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#189 Confuzor

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 04:06 PM

Thats such a shame after the hoops the movie is jumping through to evoke the 80s toon feel in life action.

I wonder what it is thats turning people off to this one that didn't for the first.

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 04:19 PM

Likely having seen the first.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 11:50 PM

Honestly after Deadpool, BvS, Captain America 3, and X-Men, movie going audiences might not have money left. This year is beyond over-saturated and the bubble on them was due to burst and TMNT ended up with the scantest of leftovers. And remember, people pay for the movie before they make up their mind about it. The first movie had dreams and nostalgia powering it, this movie had memory of a very average preceeding film.. I hope there will still be a sequel because this movie is all about the merchandising and whatever.
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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:10 AM

This article, "'Ninja Turtles 2' Box Office Is Terrible News For 'Justice League'," calls it "The Tomb Raider Trap."

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:36 PM

Movie was GREAT, especially compared to the first one. Tons of fun. 

 

Only gripe was the Krang intro scene. It felt SUPER rushed. Like, ridiculously so. No dramatic reveal for Krang, just IN YOUR FACE fast-talking slurping Trypticon voice and BAM! Shredder's in on his plan just like that. Really off-setting, especially so early in the film. 

 

But hey, I enjoyed it enough to get past those butt-ugly turtles, so they did well. 



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Posted 10 June 2016 - 06:51 PM

Saw it this morning. This movie was even more of a mess than Transformers: Age of Extinction, with plenty nonsensical moments and a plot that was all over the place and extremely rushed in several areas... but MAN was it boatloads more FUN than it had any right to be! There were so many wonderfully awesome and entertainingly endearing moments in this movie that made it so very hard to dislike it. Even though the plot holes stood out more obvious than the giant hole in the sky that the Technodrome came through, there was just so much that I was unashamedly geeking out over like no tomorrow! The Turtles were still great (though, Leo was an angsty jerk in certain parts) and both Bebop and Rocksteady were fantastic scene-stealers. Like with the first movie, pretty much every character who wasn't a mutant (so, every human character) was subpar, but I liked Casey. I didn't think he was that great or even a good representation of the Casey Jones character that we all know and love, but on his own, he felt like the most decent human of the cast (which really isn't saying much, but still). But there was so much stupid stuff in this movie like Baxter Stockman, April's unnecessary antics, the stuff with Krang that basically felt like the audience and the characters were already supposed to know who he is and what his deal is (Krang's whole plot felt very rushed and tacked on despite most of the rest of the movie revolving almost entirely around it), and so many non-sequitur moments that contributed nothing to the story and felt more like random detours. And yet... gaaaagh, the action scenes were so stinkin' FUN! Absurd, but FUN! It really was like a Saturday morning cartoon, but one written for childlike adults rather than actual children, and yet so much the non-nutritional aspects of the film were just so enjoyable. There was just so much JOY in this movie! It's dumb and silly, but it's the right kind of dumb and silly. It strongly feels like there could have been so much more to improve this subpar product of a movie, and yet the final product that we got still had a ton of Turtle-rific moments to love and adore. It's probably best described as one of the most pleasurable of guilty pleasure movies out there.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 05:37 AM

Bleh... I was supposed to go see this with the wife on Saturday, a bit of anniversary fun, but instead I ended up at the hospital for most of my day to find out I've got an ear infection. =\

 

Hopefully next weekend... or next week... or whenever.

 

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:13 PM

So, they may have abandoned plans for TMNT 3.

 

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:56 AM

Eh, they shouldn't have put it through the Bay machine. A solid TMNT movie would have legs in current superhero climate.

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 11:30 AM

Only just saw it. Was really impressed with the Technodrome, hehe. They put in the angst with wanting to be human and I automatically flashed back to 'give it to Splinter!' before I realized it's not the toon version, haha. Bebop and Rocksteady weren't dopey oafs but were more aggressive, strange but still ok. Rocksteady can operate a tank, haha. Krang shouldn't leave his armor really. Well, it was dumb but I wouldn't mind seeing a third film. Such a shame.

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