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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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#21 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 03:44 AM

The Figure 8 Super Peel Out in Sonic. Seems they would pull that out every time he was in a jam and have him do something ridiculous with it, and that got boring quick.


Oh, wait... you -- you meant something else entirely.


My bad. This one's on me.


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(Still hated that, though.)

Edited by LBD "Nytetrayn", 14 October 2016 - 03:44 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 05:14 AM

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.

Oh, oh, yeah! I like most of Gillen's work (that Vader!) but I found JiM pretty dull. I know that makes me a terrible person, but I just didn't enjoy it. But then Marvel's take on Norse mythology does little for me in general.


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 03:39 AM

Most of the recent X-Men stuff. (focusing on a team rather than a specific character, that is.)


Last book about them I liked was Grant Morrison's run, and that ended back in....whew, 2004.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:48 AM

I thought the X-books were fine until Schism. Age Of X was a wonderful crossover that's incredibly underrated, and I liked the Messiah Complex Trilogy, even if I despise what it did to Bishop, and was let down by the overall lack of fallout from the series. There were also 2 X-Force runs that merit mention; 1 decent, and the other spectacular. Remender's Uncanny X-Force is one of the best modern X-series done. It's a super-great read, and really took the books to a whole new level. Cannot rave about that book enough.

From Schism it went downhill, IMO, although I did like the initial Bendis stuff (why'd they change the 05 costumes though, the new ones were terrible).

Uncanny could be the greatest book in comic history right now, but I'm not paying for anything by Greg Land. I won't contribute a red cent to that man's career, even if I miss out.

I think I'm in for some boring comics soon. I've ordered what I believe to be a complete collection of Extreme's titles. Youngblood and most, if not all,and related books. I'm in for some pain, and my best hope is mere boredom.

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 12:31 PM

Jonathan Hickman's Avengers.  It just felt like whatever was going on would never end.

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 05:01 PM

I think he did great stuff with the FF and I liked his Avengers stuff too, but I was behind and read it all at once which may have helped. 


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Posted 16 October 2016 - 05:54 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.



That's the THING! He wrote... I think it was a trio? A trio of BRILLIANT one-shots while the JMS/Gillen run was happening. IT was like "Woah, when they leave, THIS guy needs to write Thor, this is the SHIT!" And then he DID, and it was the dullest hugin' thing.

#28 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 11:24 PM


Is it just me, or does it sound like

A writer pulls out a one-timer where they don't have to deal with the entire back catalogue

And everyone raves and says 'put writer on the ongoing'

And so they do

And now the writer is all 'ughhh continuity and lore and supporting characters'

And suddenly they've become boring?

Edited by Nutjob R/T, 16 October 2016 - 11:24 PM.

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#29 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:58 AM

I kinda found Ron Marz's writing to a slow sometimes. And I liked Kyle Rayner.



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 12:19 PM

I liked the first volume of Young Avengers, but I think that's because I read it under the assumption that it was just a slow first arc and that it'd pick up.

Instead, it just... went nowhere. It meandered for two more volumes and then ended with a wet fart.

Oh, and I really didn't care for KSD's Captain Marvel. Utterly boring and felt like a waste of the character's potential.

Edited by Broadside, 19 October 2016 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 04:58 PM

I agree that Captain Marvel has been overrated. I mean, it's great to see the character generating such passion from fans but it didn't quite click for me. It all feels a bit "We're telling you that Carol is important and awesome now and you better believe it". 


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 05:20 PM

It's a shame, really, because I feel like Carol was one of the most interesting, complex characters Marvel had... and they decided to mindwipe her in order to make her an "icon".


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