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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 Johnny Here

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 07:37 PM

I was reading the Teen Titans run with Bunker, the Chameleon alien, and where Bart from the future returns, the one with Manchester Black and Josiah Power

And it was soooo boring. I couldn't figure out what was going on from page to page.

One moment there looking for Despero in a superman prison and then their fighting some weirdo named alpha centurion

Best thing about it was Bunker and Ravens characterization, especially since they moved Raven on from emotionless witch girl, but I was so confused by a lot of it and the writing was really stifled at times.

And it didn't seem to have cohesive threats except for Manchester Black

What I didn't know was that Uncanny Avengers was one of the best books out right now

Ew at Monet being together with Sabretooth in Uncanny. She's definitely consider that slumming and wouldn't start off flirting with him.


And ugh at Forge being portrayed as a dude who can't get over Storm in Extraordinary and being told off by Magik...that's criminal. Dude is a Vietnam vet slash shaman...he's tougher than that

#2 Jet

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 02:15 PM

Mike Costa's run on Transformers.



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 04:33 PM

Mark Bagley's Run on Justice Society of America.

 

I love his art generally, but this was so generic.

 

Which worked as the plot was also generic and dull.


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:55 AM

Peter Milligan did a great run on X-Force/Statix but since then everything he's written has been like a nap. X-Men, Red Lantern,
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:57 AM

Garfield.


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:44 AM

The Walking Dead.


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 06:03 PM

Matt Fraction's run on Thor from a couple of years ago is the first thing that springs to mind, after a strong start. JMS's Fantastic Four.



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 06:25 PM

Speaking of JMS... Superman: Grounded. At least what I could stomach.

 

 

A lot of recent-ish Deadpool stuff qualifies as boring in my book too. Games of Death, Suicide Kings, Fear Itself...


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 28 September 2016 - 05:09 PM

Bruce Jones on Hulk for me. I think he had a promising start, but between nothing happening for multiple issues at a stretch, and too many fragrant continuity breaches to keep track of, I was glad when he finally left the book.



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Posted 05 October 2016 - 04:10 AM

Flagrant.

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 09:41 PM

Matt Fraction's run on Thor from a couple of years ago is the first thing that springs to mind, after a strong start. JMS's Fantastic Four.

That's really weird because Fraction SHOULD be able to write memorable Thor. And JMS was born to do FF, so what happens? Forgettable arcs.

 

I'll say about half of Marvel's post-Secret Wars (2015) new offerings. With a few notable exceptions, the ancillary books were dullsville. Revamping a New Universe also-ran as a college comedy? Ehhhhhhh...

 

It's why we switched to Marvel Unlimited. We don't mind waiting a few months if we can pick and choose between "new" titles to weed out the dull.



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 03:20 AM

Peter Milligan did a great run on X-Force/Statix but since then everything he's written has been like a nap. X-Men, Red Lantern,

This. A million times this. I didn't expect an arc that got us Gambit and Polaris as Horsemen of Apocalypse and GODDAMN APOCALYPSE HIMSELF to be boring as shit.

 

I even expected something to come out of Doop reappearing but nope, it was a different being all along and NOTHING CAME OF IT.


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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.


#13 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 12:23 PM

Karen Traviss run on GI Joe. IDW Joe was never a haven for exotic things, but Traviss seemed to do her best grind out any personality the line had.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 12:56 PM

Karen Traviss run on GI Joe. IDW Joe was never a haven for exotic things, but Traviss seemed to do her best grind out any personality the line had.

They let Karen Traviss write a comic? Oi.



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 05:30 PM

Is she bad?



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 07:26 PM

Is she bad?

 

She's the best thing that's touched Star Wars in the last 20 years


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 07:56 PM

 

Is she bad?

 

She's the best thing that's touched Star Wars in the last 20 years

 

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 05:08 AM

A lot of people enjoy her work, but the consensus seems to be that her Joe run is insufferably dull. Personally I haven't been able to bring myself to finish it.

To me she's really The Gears Of War Writer, and while I think her novels in that space work pretty well, her run on the Wildstorm book I found hard to wade through.

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 01:14 AM

Honestly, aside from a few bits and pieces, most of IDW's Joe content was forgettable.

 

 

 

Matt Fraction's run on Thor from a couple of years ago is the first thing that springs to mind, after a strong start. JMS's Fantastic Four.

 

Well, the "Evil mirror of Asgard" plotline where The World Eaters show up was already done by Jurgens in the 90s, but really the fight between Odin and Galactus was fun. Yeah Fraction's run wasn't great like his run on Iron Fist, but anybody would have had it rough when the book next door is Kieron Gillen's Journey Into Mystery.

 

The lot of Marvel's Angela has been pretty weak. I want to support female characters and female writers but Thor's sister doesn't have much personality.

 

But then Kieron Gillen's Young Avengers just didn't do much, and the cycle continues.


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:49 PM

Kieron Gillan's Young Avengers is the most overrated book I've read. Style>Substance is not something you should aim for. Such a shame after his JiM run.
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