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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 27 May 2016 - 05:09 AM

So did you get any good comics this week?

I got three this week (5/25) that I loved:

Squirrel Girl #8 - This book is pretty much always great. One of the most fun books of the last few years and I would absolutely recommend it. (What's extra great is my young son loves it just as much as I do.) Last issue was a fun Choose Your Own Adventure one parter. This issue deals with something the college attending and computer sciences learning and butt kicking superhero and her book have mostly ignored: dating. It's a lot of fun dating misfortune from the sad date with a lovelorn Sentinel to an infuriating one with a "Superhero Truther." Five Stars.

Hellcat #6 - Wow. This book started "just ok" in issue 1 but quickly got great by like issue three. It's like Squirrel Girl in tone in some ways but also very much has its own voice. (The difference is kinda the difference between its protagonists. One is a young college student, the other is a adult woman living in New York City). It's a fun story with lots of She Hulk and fun Marvel guests. This issue in particular is AMAZING though: the guest arist is super clean and super cartoony Japanese anime Pop-style that's perfect for this lighthearted story. And X-men villian Arcade on a nostalgia tour of Coney Island. And Jessica Jones. 5 stars. (And I hope this artist does more art ASAP.)

DC Rebirth - An honestly really great comic. Sets up the themes of the new brighter, more hopeful direction for the DCU really well with a great old style comic story. If you loved DC between say 1985 and the early 2000s this is a strong return to that both metaphorically and literally. Which is a good thing. Hope they follow through as well as they started.


-ZacWilliam, those are my top books this week. What did you buy and love? :)

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 12:43 PM

Daredevil #7 - The 'noiresque' art work really fits and the stories have been top notch.


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Posted 28 May 2016 - 12:32 AM

The exciting books for me this week are Star Wars, because Marvel has just done phenomenal work across that whole line (though I'll grant you that the slightly dull Obi-Wan/Anakin book is possibly the first misstep) and also Image's Starve. It's crazy to me as someone who watched the dawn of Image to see the endless parade of absolutely stellar creator-owned books they find these days. Nailbiter and Outcast are my two favourite books at the moment. Image is just on fire.

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#4 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 07:46 PM


Been hearing that "Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur" was good, and it looked cool, but I didn't have the cash to get into a lot of new books and so I hadn't gotten around to trying it.

This week the "Timely Comics" for it came out. That's the new Marvel thing that's the first 3 issues of a series bound together for only $2.99. It's a really great deal price wise and a smart idea for them to get folks to try new stuff.

It worked on me. I tried Moon Girl and DD. It's really, really good. I'm not sure issue one or two on their own would have hooked me, though I liked them, but by the end of 3 it really came together. I'm definitely gonna pick up 4 now.

So if anyone wants to give the book a try I strongly recommend it, and at $3 for 3 issues content you can't beat the Timely edition.


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#5 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 07:01 PM


This is kinda cheating but it's about a book that WAS usually my favorite of the week back when it was being published years ago and it's trying to boost signal for a good cause:

Castle Waiting was/is an awesome fun comic book that I strongly recommend. Absolutely beautiful art, wonderful loveable funny and fun characters. It's something I would recommend to anyone either in the Original issues or the deluxe book-sized collections.

I wondered why it stopped suddenly and without a trace a few years ago. Creator/Writer/Artist Linda Medley effectively dropped out of comics and off the net as far as I could tell. Sorry to find out this is why:

https://www.gofundme...5bcbc764e065bc4

Basically she was diagnosed with medical issues that required her to take a break from art and find new ways to work. Apparently she's working on a Castle Waiting Vol 3 150pg graphic novel, but is also very close to losing her home, place of work and access to medical care.

Hope she gets the help she needs.


-ZacWilliam, I'd LOVE more Castle Waiting but I'd settle for knowing she was ok, even if we never got another page.
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