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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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#1 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 09:54 AM

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Sooooo buying these. It's hard to believe they aren't an April Fools joke but the calendar say no so, I am there.

That Jonny Quest book looks absolutely amazing. Like getting the pan-Sunbow continuity in Comic form, but maybe better.

And while the design is intentionally aping a real life look I kinda despise I have to admit modern Shaggy shifting from hippie to hipster is pretty inspired updating.


-ZacWilliam, yes they're copying Archie hard but if it gets me this Jonny Quest book damn... copy away.

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 10:13 AM

Velma looks like crap and Daphne looks like Caitlin Fairchild from Gen 13


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 10:41 AM

Shaggy as hipster is pretty funny and Fred from prep to douche-bro works too. But they've turned Velma into some gnome and Daphne into what? Lara Croft? I think a more correct depiction of her character-trope would be Kardashian-esque.


 
 
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Posted 28 January 2016 - 11:43 AM

When I look at them And think it basically breaks down to:

The Flintstones redesign is a cute one image joke that unless reports surface down the road of the writing being amazing I am happy leaving as a one image joke and not buying.

Wacky Racers I never really watched as a kid so have no big nostalgia for. The Mad Max twist is interesting enough that I may look at the first issue but it would have to be super fun to snag me.

Scooby Doo's cover art is terrible early-Image-y looking junk. But the reinvention is an interesting enough idea and seems extreme enough that I'll almost certainly buy the first issue to see how it is. How it is determines if I ever buy #2.

Future Quest looks like everything I want in a comic EVER. It is must buy and my excitement over that is what pretty much powered all my enthusiasm in the first post. If the book comes even close to the level of its concept I will buy all of them ever.


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:07 PM

Anyone else think Scooby Apocalypse feels like a lighter-hearted Afterlife With Archie?



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:10 PM


I can't imagine it not being so inspired.

-ZacWilliam, I can't imagine everything about this line not being modern Archie inspired in general.
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Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:26 PM

Space Quest is missing Blue Falcon. They're all missing Blue Falcon!

Also, Brak needs his own comic!

This is an atrocity!

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:30 PM

Might need to get that wacky races book...


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:32 PM

 I'd have been totally down for an individual Space Ghost and Johnny Quest book. But what I'm seeing here feels like its completely missed the mark in a "Gritty fanfic written in middle school" kind of way.

That Shaggy...yikes.



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:44 PM

Oh goody. I always thought Hanna-Barbera stories needed dark, gritty, depressing revisions by writers who don't know what the hug they're doing.


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:49 PM

Shaggy as hipster is pretty funny and Fred from prep to douche-bro works too. But they've turned Velma into some gnome and Daphne into what? Lara Croft? I think a more correct depiction of her character-trope would be Kardashian-esque.


Daphne has been on a slow and steadily progressing push in that direction since "Zombie Island" back in 1998, arguably since "13 Ghosts" back in 1985.

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:50 PM

I'm not outraged or anything, but the bad guys must be using some pretty crazy tech to pretend to be monsters if the gang needs that kind of gear.




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Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:05 PM


The team on Future Quest previously did a run of Flash Gordon I've seen get a LOT of praise.

-ZacWilliam, they're a creative team I trust pretty well to do that concept right.
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Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:10 PM

Scooby Apocalypse and Flintstones look dull and uninspired as rocks; Future Quest looks really fun, especially with that Darwyn Cooke art; and Wacky Raceland looks... well, it depends how seriously it takes itself. If it's at all serious, then it'll crash and burn harder than any of the vehicles in Fury Road did, but if it goes full-on daft parody then I think it could be magnificent.


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 02:09 PM

Please tell me that these are very early concepts that were mistakenly put out instead of the finished product. 



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 04:13 PM

How is the Scooby and Flinstone takes not in the DC has done something stupid thread?


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 05:13 PM

Uh... wow.

 

I mean, these may well be terrible, although yeah -- some great creators. 

 

One does have to wonder what the hook is going to be for the Flintstones. And although I will certainly check out the first issue, I think I'm suffering from Scooby Doo Reinvention Fatigue.

 

But the rest is pretty interesting. These are all characters I love, but it's hard to maintain interest in the sort of TV-tie-in fluff that you'd normally see them published in. I'm thrilled to see DC doing something novel with this library of properties. 

 

Just imagine where this line could go in the future. Just imagine. 


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 05:30 PM

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 06:50 PM

Velma's design is intersting. I need to see more/better images of it.



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 06:59 PM

Can't wait until Scrappy Doo makes an appearance to be killed in a violent way by one of the monsters.





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