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@  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.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.


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#461 Glenn

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:26 PM

So... y'all obviously didn't catch that this was also in essence a 'period piece' granted it was only the late 80s early 90s.. and maybe i have the benefit of growing up in the military..

But if you guys had any idea how hard life was for female pilots back then, how they constantly had to prove they were just as tough, if not tougher, and put up with men constantly browbeating them, downplaying their significance and basically treating them like they didn't belong.. you'd understand why the story couldn't be 'just some cool chick with powers'

This movie wasn't preaching, it was being honest about history.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 08:23 PM

So... y'all obviously didn't catch that this was also in essence a 'period piece' granted it was only the late 80s early 90s.. and maybe i have the benefit of growing up in the military..

But if you guys had any idea how hard life was for female pilots back then, how they constantly had to prove they were just as tough, if not tougher, and put up with men constantly browbeating them, downplaying their significance and basically treating them like they didn't belong.. you'd understand why the story couldn't be 'just some cool chick with powers'

This movie wasn't preaching, it was being honest about history.

 

That's definitely a valid and reasonable point. My only issue with that is that in the context of the Earth Air Force the only interaction she had with other pilots were also all women. The only men shown were the tropey "we run this base!" guys at Pegasus. 

And in her time with the Kree (of which she had no memory or point of reference to being in the Air Force) she was also with a mixed group and was really only singled out as a psychological ploy to use her as a weapon - and that could have been a woman, a teenage boy or just some other dude. 



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 08:45 PM

yeah.. you’re being purposely obtuse because “the most powerful” character didn’t have a wang.. convince yourself otherwise all you want,.. but you’re lying to yourself.

#464 Kalidor

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 08:50 PM

You're being purposely obtuse because at no point did I say anything close to that. 



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 08:51 PM

yep.. sure. Have a good night.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:02 PM

So... y'all obviously didn't catch that this was also in essence a 'period piece' granted it was only the late 80s early 90s.. and maybe i have the benefit of growing up in the military..

But if you guys had any idea how hard life was for female pilots back then, how they constantly had to prove they were just as tough, if not tougher, and put up with men constantly browbeating them, downplaying their significance and basically treating them like they didn't belong.. you'd understand why the story couldn't be 'just some cool chick with powers'

This movie wasn't preaching, it was being honest about history.

 

This is a very good and level-headed post with a lot of sense and reason put into it. :thumbsup

 

yeah.. you’re being purposely obtuse because “the most powerful” character didn’t have a wang.. convince yourself otherwise all you want,.. but you’re lying to yourself.

 

This is the exact opposite of the above and I cannot fathom how the very same person could come the conclusions that he came to in order to make this bafflingly bonkers post that has literally nothing to do with anything written in Kalidor's rather civil and fair response to the above sensible post. :rolleyes


Edited by Sabrblade, 04 June 2019 - 09:03 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#467 Kalidor

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:09 PM

Look dude, you have something to say then say it? I said countless times in this thread that I LIKE the movie. I also am very familiar with Captain Marvel, or Ms. Marvel in the case of Carol Danvers, as well as previous characters who wore the Captain Marvel banner.

 

I opened up a legitimate discussion because I thought you'd been around long enough to participate in it like an adult. I respected your point of view and I added up to it explaining why it doesn't align with how I see the movie. So rather than continue to engage in what I thought was an actual discussion, you just resort to untrue accusations about what I said by parroting some made up narrative about how if it MUST be because she's a WOMAN! Which is absolute bullshit. 

 

Say whatever you want, get the last word in, or don't -  but you've sincerely disappointed me.

 

 

Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to return to my blu ray.  

 

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:20 PM

I've spent the last 3 years fighting government. Most of my strongest allies and the ones I look to for inspiration and leadership are women.

But sure. Criticise how media handles things and none of that counts apparently. Fictional characters steered by multinational companies out to sell lots of merch mean more than real people...

#469 CORVUS

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:54 PM

But sure. Criticise how media handles things and none of that counts apparently. Fictional characters steered by multinational companies out to sell lots of merch mean more than real people...


That is a staggering level of hyperbole. I know you're just making a snarky point, but FFS.

Do you honestly believe that anyone here is ignorant of the fact that movies are made to make money? That merchandising is a vital part of franchises of this type?

Most of us are transformers fans, and the ones who don't understand these basic facts should probably have their cards revoked. They're are also few and far between around these parts.

Ugh. Just hugging UGH.


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#470 Monique

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 04:34 PM

What a shock. The answer was, in short, "You're a baddie" after all.



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:18 PM

Watched because I missed and wanted to see before End Game. Brie Larson oozes charisma in each scene even when she has barely anything to say.


I think we saw different movies.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:32 PM

yep.. sure. Have a good night.


Said the guy who lost the argument.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:41 PM


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#474 Powered Convoy

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:02 PM

Got my Target 4K today.

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#475 HellCat

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 11:09 PM

But sure. Criticise how media handles things and none of that counts apparently. Fictional characters steered by multinational companies out to sell lots of merch mean more than real people...


That is a staggering level of hyperbole. I know you're just making a snarky point, but FFS.

Do you honestly believe that anyone here is ignorant of the fact that movies are made to make money? That merchandising is a vital part of franchises of this type?

Most of us are transformers fans, and the ones who don't understand these basic facts should probably have their cards revoked. They're are also few and far between around these parts.

Ugh. Just hugging UGH.

What I believe is that there's a valid reason that outside its own walls this forum has a reputation for being sanctimonious and oversensitive.

#476 Kalidor

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 11:20 PM

I'm curious what you think that reason is. 



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 11:42 PM

The fact that we have a number of people here who can't simply hold progressive beliefs/support progressive causes, they have to constantly insist everyone else is a throwback trying to hide it.

#478 Kalidor

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:50 AM

That seems a bit of an overreach. Throughout the years I feel like we've had a very moderate progressive group here. There are certainly those who can't see out of their bubble and refuse to acknowledge any deviation from their narrative, but those exist everywhere and are few and far between here. 

 

My experience is that for the most part, almost everyone here has been very intelligent both intellectually and emotionally. Enough to have reasoned discussions and listen to different points of view that might not align 100% with their own. They are also reasonable enough to assume that not everyone is going to have the exact same opinions about everything even if they want the same things. 

 

If it seems like an echo chamber in here, that's mostly due to the fact that as a community supports LGBTQ people, and is in fact comprised of people from all walks of life, most of the bad actors have been purged years ago. Opinions are welcome, hate speech is not and never has been. 



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:10 AM

or at least encouraged often enough that they've gotten better.

 

:) 

 

I found the Movie - OKAY, a solid "marvel origin movie" like Thor or Ant-man, and like those movies I'm looking forward to what they do with the character in CM2 and 3... if we're lucky She'll get her own Winter soldier next time and a Ragnarok stile 3rd film where she lightens up a bit... 

 

mostly because by then Marvel should have introduced a number of other big hitters to take the weight of the Universe off her shoulders. 

 

I mean, Adam Warlock is just sitting there back in Guardians 2 just waiting to hatch... I think she'd also have an interesting dynamic with Silver Surfer and Nova (Frankie Raye version thank you) 

 

as for the business with the air force.  I'm not against targeted Propaganda - I'm not that liberal that I think active recruiting efforts are evil. If women want to get in fighter jets and drop bombs in other countries ... I'm not anymore upset then I would be if a man was interested. 

 

even outside of the obvious plot points of the film needing to be what they are to get Carol from A to B ... I think they showed a fairly balanced view of what to expect in a military environment in the 90's USA. Not as much as GI Jane, lol but she didn't have to spend 80% of the film with aliens.

 

Not every film with a female lead has to be the best thing ever -or a political statement about gender politics of "current year"  equality means balance, so sometimes we'll get a film that's "just okay" and we'll have to start trying to be okay with that.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:22 PM



Got my Target 4K today.

 

Wish I could say the same, but I'm going to wait until either this weekend or next, when I'm down in Buffalo, to pick it up.

 

Because I have no desire to own this thing, curiously titled "Captain Captaine Marvel Marvel"

 

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Also the Toy Story 4Ks, as they're also bilingual abominations.


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