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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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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:09 PM

I just find it weird as your posts sound like you're using "Sentai" as a genre and the specific show interchangeably.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:23 PM

I just find it weird as your posts sound like you're using "Sentai" as a genre and the specific show interchangeably.

 

Well generally... that is the case. There are very few Sentai (genre) shows that aren't part of the actual Sentai Franchise. So it's not that easy to refer to the 'Sentai Genre' (Multcolored team of heroes with mecha/large vehicles) without referring to the franchise that gave it that name. 


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:43 PM

DreamWorks is making a Voltron reboot?  I can imagine Po taking on the role of Hunk and Astrid taking the role of Allura, and Marty in the role of Lance.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:04 PM

Super Sentai.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:06 PM

About time they finally confirmed it.

 

Katzenberg talked about it last year around the time of the Hasbro buy hoopla and I've been waiting for more information since.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:12 PM

If Combiner Wars can have robots with robot/vehicle/arm/leg modes, I'm sure a decent toy company could have come up with Voltron lions with lion/limb/torso modes that were decent if not show proportion accurate.

 

I did like the VF Voltron design, wasn't it done by EJ Su from the early IDW Transformers comics?


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:16 PM

It can't get any worse than Voltron Force, can it?


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:47 PM

It can't get any worse than Voltron Force, can it?

Dude, why you got to try and jinx it?!



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:08 AM

I think Voltron has stronger Geewunner mentality in the fanbase than transformers ever will. :rolleyes


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:19 AM

I for one liked VF and the idea of the different lions forming the head for different powers and skills.  The kids, yes, it was annoying.  Like it was stated as well I liked the fact that we got more than just a robeast attacking the planet, form blazing sword, game over.  I hope they just reboot the franchise and bring back Sven.  



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 04:50 AM

Yeah.. Hate to say it.. but I liked the corrupt government angle of VF.

 

And I wouldn't necessarily mind a new generation of pilots, just handle it a bit better is all.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:04 AM

I only liked the vehicle one.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:00 PM

I don't care for the vehicle one, but I appreciate that it exists and hope a new series makes some use of it. Voltron is not just a butchered Golion. There is that other part that, like it or not, shouldn't be left out. Voltron is both shows woven together into one universe, and it's epic. Note: I by no means think "epic" means "well done". It's not well done. But they tried, and it's a concept that could be done well if planned out from the beginning instead of trying to make it work using existing animation from unrelated shows. A Voltron reboot done from scratch is not a bad idea.

 

Voltron Force, however, was bad.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:26 PM

Remember the Voltron that was 3 robots sitting on each other?

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:11 PM

I remember watching the original Voltron back in the 80's, but I don't remember much about the story aside from 5 robot lions combining into Voltron to victoriously slice a robeast in half for pretty much every episode.

 

Never really got into the later reboots.  I wasn't aware that a vehicle one existed, though.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:23 PM

Remember the Voltron that was 3 robots sitting on each other?

 

I remember seeing it in stores and thinking it was the dumbest thing I ever saw, especially compared to the other two.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:25 PM

God Sigma would have been a much better Voltron II than the one we got.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 06:32 PM

I don't care for the vehicle one, but I appreciate that it exists and hope a new series makes some use of it. Voltron is not just a butchered Golion.

 

It still kinda is because the only thing it takes from the original shows is footage. The guys who added new dialogue had no idea what the original japanese dialogue was and just made up their own show, essentially. It's a total hackjob.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:32 PM

Thanks for agreeing with me? My very point is that they made up their show. Voltron is not is not a Golion dub and was never presented as such. It's footage taken from two different shows, and it is not just stitched together back to back. There's Dairugger footage mixed in with the Golion stuff. It's a new plot with a grander scope than either original show had on its own. And then they made some original episodes for good measure, and the crossover.

 

What I'm saying is, if a Voltron reboot focuses solely on the Golion portion then it's missing out on what makes Voltron Voltron. It needs that grander scope that comes with having the vehicle Voltron stuff happening in the same universe.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:51 PM

I enjoyed Voltron as a kid, but I don't think a straight modernization would be great. Give me something Venture Bros esque. Simultaniouly lampoon and embrace the genre staples. The original pilots and lions are outdated by younger hipper pilots, and a newer more powerful robot. Maybe do a jurassic world style homage/not quite a reboot thing. Eventually the new Voltron force gets in over there heads and the og team blazing swords the jive out of something leaving the new guys stunned.
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