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@  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

@  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


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#41 Sjogre

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 09:27 PM

For those that are interested, here's the remix from the trailer. I'd probably upvote a vidoe of paint drying if this song was playing.

Looks a lot lighter than the previous movie, both literally and figuratively. Really, there's all of two scenes with the boys set at night, and all of their clips are in pretty bright locations. On the other hand, all the villains are lurking in the dark until the boys arrive. Heck, the trailer song starts playing when the boys turn on the Turtle Truck's blinders during a heist. The makers seem to have the theme firmly in mind, at least.

For a change, I'm not actually worried about the best stuff all being crammed into the trailer. The first movie managed to keep some of the money shots out of the trailers, and the best stuff was the interactions between the brothers, which doesn't really fit into a trailer.
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Posted 11 December 2015 - 09:30 PM

Looks a lot lighter than the previous movie, both literally and figuratively. Really, there's all of two scenes with the boys set at night, and all of their clips are in pretty bright locations.

 

Well the movie IS called "Out of the Shadows" :p


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 10:04 PM

On the topic of visual tone: It bugs me a little that there still is this dull blue-ish color filter on everything. It clashes with the lightheartedness of the sillier aspects.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 07:35 PM

Well this came right out of nowhere. How can they do that? Do shootings and CGI without anyone dropping the news? Bay must be employing draconian security measures.

 

Geez, Bebop és Rocksteady.... Uncanny valley, much? They look like real animals that have CGI lip-movement, like thos horrible Air Buds doggie movies.

And Baxter Stockman is Nutty Professor Eddie Murphy? The Shredder grew a moustache and beard and stopped wearing a mask... why? And friggin' Oliver Queen from Arrow is Casey Jones, who has no long black hair or isn't rugged at all? GAAAH. Add Megan Fox and stupid hip-hop music and naturally, an alien invasion too, it would not be Bay staple without it... Just.... I was sooo hoping the TMNT movie reboot franchise died in its infancy. It generated lukewarm reviews and to my knowledge the income wasn't stellar either.

 

 

My big problem with the first one was how very very light and hollow it felt. Like the Remake of Clash of the Titans it managed to somehow remove all the depth and... Content... Of the original without being any shorter. It wasn't so much bad mostly as it was the thinnest shell of a chocolate Easter bunny possible and completely hollow inside.


-ZacWilliam, not terrible bad just so not anything.

 

I chuckled at that. SORRY? Depth? Methinks you haven't watched the original Clash of the Titans since you were a kid. IT has some awesome sets and amazing Harryhausen stop-motion animation, but that's all. In the writing and plot department, it underperformed seriously.

The new movie actually did the unthinkable, and made me care for those noname soldiers Medusa killed in the original, because here, despite knowing they'd all die here as well, they had character, they had motivation, they had an impact on Perseus.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 07:46 PM

And Baxter Stockman is Nutty Professor Eddie Murphy?


Which would fit with his depiction in the current cartoon, pretty much.

an alien invasion too, it would not be Bay staple without it...


Because the Turtles have NEVER once in their ENTIRE history dealt with aliens or alien invasions...

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 07:48 PM

I eagerly await uncanny valley disgusting fly monster Baxter.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 07:59 PM

[quote name="Shadewing" post="3101093" timestamp="1449967576"][/quote]Because the Turtles have NEVER once in their ENTIRE history dealt with aliens or alien invasions...[/quote]

then your clearly deluded & haven't read the comics or watched the various cartoon series!

coz even in the current cartoon series they're in outer space fighting aliens.

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 08:00 PM

It's called Sarcasm. It can be hard to parce online, but it exists in abundance.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 08:02 PM



so why is everyone suddenly OK with this? It still has all the stuff we hated in the TF films...

 

...because it is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and not Transformers?

 

For some of it is because for many of us, TMNT ranks below Transformers in terms of fandoms.

 

For some of us it is because we have lowered expectations by this point.

 

Still I would maintain that different expectations are appropriate to each series because of the differences in subject matter and at least the finer points of tone.  When the original Turtles fad was in swing, you expected some level of toilet humor because they lived in a sewer.  They were teenagers a mutant human/turtle hybrid is still closer to human than super-alien-robot-life.  Plus the stuff I liked least isn't in the trailer; I haven't watched a live action TF film since the first but I still cringe at the thought of the impromptu discussion on masturbation worked into that film for a lame joke.  If that is in here, I won't like it either... but at least it won't seem so bizarrely off subject either.

 



     Have to admit the first movie Left me a bit cold, didn't hate it but I wasn't blown away.  Started watching this with mild interest all the way to the point that Bebop and Rocksteady showed up.  The way they come across in the trailer is just so right.  Even the scene at the end with the tank would usually have me rolling my eyes with the slow motion and near miss but seeing Rocksteady bellowing and doing a fist pump in the air has me grinning like an idiot.  This movie actually has my attention now.​

 

Yeah... it would have been horrible for most other shows but here?  It just fits.


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 02:47 AM

Baxter Stockman was created as a black character. The original cartoon from the 80s made him white for some reason. 



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 06:43 AM

 
 

My big problem with the first one was how very very light and hollow it felt. Like the Remake of Clash of the Titans it managed to somehow remove all the depth and... Content... Of the original without being any shorter. It wasn't so much bad mostly as it was the thinnest shell of a chocolate Easter bunny possible and completely hollow inside.


-ZacWilliam, not terrible bad just so not anything.

 
I chuckled at that. SORRY? Depth? Methinks you haven't watched the original Clash of the Titans since you were a kid. IT has some awesome sets and amazing Harryhausen stop-motion animation, but that's all. In the writing and plot department, it underperformed seriously.
The new movie actually did the unthinkable, and made me care for those noname soldiers Medusa killed in the original, because here, despite knowing they'd all die here as well, they had character, they had motivation, they had an impact on Perseus.
I've seen both films about the same time in the past and sorry but I think you have it completely wrong.

I didn't mean "depth" like "literary worth depth" more like amount of story, content and character. Campy and 70s sword and sandle flick that it is the original still had lots of story, content and entertainment. The new version was an empty shallow breeze behind CGI. It left you wondering how you could have a movie that length with such rediculously little weight or content to it. It was pretty much exactly the same feeling as the first Bay TMNT film. A lot of sound and fury and CGI and nothing worth looking at for more than a half second underneath. Me and the wife were super disappointed in it.


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 04:57 PM

look.......as i keep on saying........ALL THINGS ARE SUBJECTIVE!!! so it's obvious that haters are gonna hate......regardless of their argument! so for the people that like/love this trailer & the films.....then at least we can have something to look forward to.....as well as speculate what we can expect to see in the movie! & as for the haters.....just ignore or block them! coz if they hate.....then why are they here on this thread......other than to ridicule?


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 02:47 AM

Baxter Stockman was created as a black character. The original cartoon from the 80s made him white for some reason. 

 

If you have a guy who is going to be be transmogrified by a fly, you go with the a familiar movie classic convention...


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 04:51 AM

Which raises the question of why he turns into a fly. And okay, yeah, in the olden days if you passed through that show you were turnin' into something eventually. Frickin' Mutagen everywhere. They should have just renamed him because there's zero Baxter Stockman in there. Imagine changing the character that way in this day and age! The 2003 show did a great job with him though.

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 05:20 AM

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 08:52 AM

Looks alright, I'll most likely go see it.

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 04:07 PM

I had mild interest in this movie, right up until I saw the turtle van launching manhole covers from the engine block. Sorry, the movie is already a feature length toy commercial without that.
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Posted 14 December 2015 - 05:11 PM

Wait, what? What board are you on?

 

 


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 08:19 PM

I don't like the Bayformers movies either.
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Posted 15 December 2015 - 12:56 AM

I had mild interest in this movie, right up until I saw the turtle van launching manhole covers from the engine block. Sorry, the movie is already a feature length toy commercial without that.

So, you're upset that a movie based on a line of children's toys that aims to sell children's toys is... going to try to market children's toys?


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