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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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#81 MrBlud

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 02:20 PM

 

after reading the Rebirth issues, i have come to the conclusion that they may be trying to pass him off as pre-flashpoint Wally West, but after reading Titans: Rebirth this week...there is no way hes that wally.
 
He claims to have been "outside of time", but his age, his memories, have both been as affected by the changes as everyone else .Not commenting on the different style of costumes, or titans line-ups, is a huge glaring hole in the idea that this wally is from before the flashpoint.
 
Lots of other discrepancies, like Meras clothes, unexplained Captain Atom, and when certain storylines take place, are really bugging me about this non-reboot reboot. I hope in time atleast some of these things are rectified.
 
Really liked Batman #1...I think Gotham is gonna be cool.


Gotham and his sidekick are going to be villains...otherwise they remove the need for Batman

 

 

Not really?

 

Gotham is FULL of street level vigilantes that aren't magically surplus just because Batman exists.

 

Having a Superman-esque character(s) capable of dealing with stuff outside of Batman's wheelhouse again doesn't remove a need for Batman.

 

That said, they likely are villains and will be defeated and leave in short order but still!


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 05:22 PM

 

after reading the Rebirth issues, i have come to the conclusion that they may be trying to pass him off as pre-flashpoint Wally West, but after reading Titans: Rebirth this week...there is no way hes that wally.
 
He claims to have been "outside of time", but his age, his memories, have both been as affected by the changes as everyone else .Not commenting on the different style of costumes, or titans line-ups, is a huge glaring hole in the idea that this wally is from before the flashpoint.
 
Lots of other discrepancies, like Meras clothes, unexplained Captain Atom, and when certain storylines take place, are really bugging me about this non-reboot reboot. I hope in time atleast some of these things are rectified.
 
Really liked Batman #1...I think Gotham is gonna be cool.

Gotham and his sidekick are going to be villains...otherwise they remove the need for Batman
 
 
Not really?
 
Gotham is FULL of street level vigilantes that aren't magically surplus just because Batman exists.
 
Having a Superman-esque character(s) capable of dealing with stuff outside of Batman's wheelhouse again doesn't remove a need for Batman.
 
That said, they likely are villains and will be defeated and leave in short order but still!
Lol. Keyword is street level...and that's ok because Batman is a better fighter, detective, and more rich than them...yeah they're around but Batman is still top dog because he tries harder.

Can't do that with a superman and super girl clone.

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 10:11 PM

The huge amount of people who think Batman is better than Superman would disagree.

Ask people who the most powerful member of the JLA is and you're going to get A LOT of "Batman" answers.

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 06:57 AM

The huge amount of people who think Batman is better than Superman would disagree.

Ask people who the most powerful member of the JLA is and you're going to get A LOT of "Batman" answers.

Better is opinion, but more powerful, no. They're wrong. Not even going to bother debating that so moving on...

Superman is not based in Gotham, these new people are. Which is why it's obvious they're going to go bad, just like Ulysses from Superman.

Most stories can't have someone good as the equal or better than the hero, unless it's a rival.
And this is Batman, who's whole thing is being the best.

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 04:59 PM

Besides, either Flash or Martian Manhunter are the most powerful out of all of them.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 04:23 PM

Plastic Man.
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 04:26 PM

I think Plastic Man and Martian Manhunter are pretty matched on physical terms. J'onn has the edge since he's a better fighter.


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:03 AM

Martian Man hunter might not have the instantaneous imagination of Plastic Man but his mind reading will make sure there's no surprises if they fight.

Or did it happen in a comic that Plastic Man doesn't have a mind that can be read? Not as a joke but something about his actual physical composition.

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:43 AM

Yeah, his brain isn't organic anymore so he's immune to the whole bag of Jedi Mind Tricks.
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Posted 02 July 2016 - 02:17 PM

Its why Batman got Plastic Man on to the team.  To counter Manhunter if he ever went Ferrnus.

 

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 01:18 AM

Which issues are you currently reading?

The issues I am currently reading:
- Batman
- Superman
- The Flash
- Justice League

Waiting for Deathstroke to be released (August 10th). He is by far my favorite villain.

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#92 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 01:37 AM

Let me know when there's a teen Legion of Super Heroes again and I'll gladly pick up a DC book.

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 09:13 PM

Well...the DC Universe Rebirth one shot did tease the Legion coming back.  With how they're structuring this "event", who knows when, though.

 

And who knows how they're going to go about it.  New Legion?  Old "classic" legion?  Still from Earth-2 or connected to the Prime Universe again?  Who knows.



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Posted 04 August 2016 - 10:30 AM

It feels like they try to make the Legion happen every other year or so but it never really sticks.

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 10:37 AM

So far the only book I plan on reading is Titans if only to see how the thing with Wally plays out. However with issue one already deflecting the Watchman connection to the side it's not making me like where it might be going with things. But with Wally himself it's like he's getting a NEW 52 de-aged body with memory of the previous pre Flashpoint Earth. He's old enough so he won't be Kid Flash but young enough to still be this younger Barry's protege


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 10:51 AM

I'd read a Legion series that was just a reasonably close adaptation of the cartoon, complete with robot Brainiac with crush on Superboy.


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 12:01 PM

That was actually a decent incarnation. Dunno where the Brainiac focus came from (yeah, he did have a crush, haha) but I liked the robot version, Triad neutral being white instead of purple/orange, Bouncing Boy with powers (never really read a version of him with them). Actually, just take out Superboy and keep it as Legion, haha. I especially liked seeing Ron Karr the flat guy (upgraded to full shapeshifter tho, too bad) and Spider-Girl in her Wave incarnation be animated.

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