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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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#1 Paladin

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 11:58 AM

An animated revival of the 60's series starring Adam West, Burt Ward & Julie Newmar. 

 

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 12:17 PM

Thus will be the first DC DTV I'll have watched since "Justice League: War" (and first one I've actually looked forward to since... "JL: Doom")

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 01:30 PM


I love this idea. I love this is happening.

I watched the trailer and... Eh, hearing elderly Adam West's voice coming out of a young Batman is kinda missing for me...


-ZacWilliam, he just sounds so old... And Burt Ward is super wooden, but I'm not sure that's a bug not a feature.
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Posted 17 August 2016 - 01:53 PM

Yeah, West was a little shaky at the end, but still easily outshone Ward's performance, thanks to his experience in the recording booth.

Best to enjoy it for what it is though, a brand new adventure with the surviving cast members

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:05 PM

Ward's had some experience in voice-acting.

He and West both reprised their roles in Filmation's "The New Adventures of Batman".

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:25 PM

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:41 PM

Wasn't implying that Ward had no experience with voice acting, but West has been doing it steadily over the past decade, which is why his performance is actually good.

 

(In the meantime, how Ward has spent the last 10 years is... interesting, to say the least.)



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Posted 18 August 2016 - 09:04 PM

Holy comeback, Batman.  I heard rumors of this, but to find out it's true.  I wonder who will provide the voice The Joker, The Penguin, and The Riddler?



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 04:18 PM

this already has a spot on my bluray shelf 



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 04:29 PM

Holy comeback, Batman.  I heard rumors of this, but to find out it's true.  I wonder who will provide the voice The Joker, The Penguin, and The Riddler?

 

Well Jonh Astin is still around and while he's not the iconic Batman 66 Riddler, he did play the character a few times. 

 

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 08:25 AM

I want a decent Frank Gorshin impression or no sale.

"Riddle me this, Batman! Why...is a raven...like a writing desk? Hoohoohee!"

"No fair, Riddler! As your fiendish mind is no doubt aware..that particular riddle has no officially-sourced answer given that Lewis Carroll never provided one when he wrote-"

"Tick-tock, Batman! Your answer, please?"

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:18 PM

This is a reasonable hard push in the opposite direction after poor reception to Killing Joke.


Woooo!

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 09:25 PM

Animation required a lot of lead time, there was no way for them to know how Killing Joke would be received when they started this.

 

Also, full trailer out now:

http://www.ign.com/a...ils-and-box-art

 

Ward sounds a little better here.  Surprised they haven't included any Catwoman dialogue while using Newmar's name to promote the movie.  Glad to hear the iconic theme song, I was worried that it wasn't available when it didn't appear in the teaser.  Wish they hadn't given Gordon the mustache.



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 07:35 AM

Trailor looks good. This is going to be a fun ride for all the fans of the 66 Batman. As much as I would love for them to bring in John Astin for the Riddler. Giving they did Frank Goshan design instead. I doubt it. Plus he may not be able to do it like he would want to. His voice in later year always sounded more aged then it should and given he's in his 80's at this point. It may be old or rough for him to do.

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 11:39 AM

Interview with the producer and director:

 

I'm a little wary of what Tucker said about doing meta commentary on the darker Batman mythos with this movie...  I would've liked a simple, straight-out Batman '66 adventure with some modern elements thrown in, like what the comic did.  (Has anyone here not read the Batman '66 comic?  It's amazing.)  We'll see though.



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 05:17 PM

I'm going to be at NYCC Thurs & Fri, so I hope to catch the premier of this. However no guarantees.
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Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:52 PM

Somehow I missed this announcement last week, a sequel is already in the works, and Two-Face has been cast!

 

http://www.hollywood...two-face-936010

 

I've always wanted to see him and West onscreen together, but this'll be the next best thing.



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 12:44 PM

Caught the cinema release of this last night and I have to say this is easily the best DC Animated release of the year. I enjoyed myself a lot more than I did at The Killing Joke. They got the feel of the 60s series down to a T and I had a big grin on my face from beginning to end.

 

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 10:18 PM

I LOVED it.

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Can't wait for more sequels!

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 09:33 AM

I absolutely loved it except the voice work. For obvious reasons, The three main cast really showed their age. It wasn't that big of a deal to me, but it was just really really obvious.


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