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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 LV!

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:28 AM

Two pieces of I-haven't-seen-them-on-here-so-maybe-they're-quasi-news:

 

Valor the Lion-Bot has finally made it to Amazon proper. He's a little expensive. Also, his case includes both Servo and Drake again, which means I'm a little concerned about a wide American release for...

 

Swift the Cheetah-Bot. I don't endorse this auction, but it's the first place I've actually seen any report of his name since he showed up at Toy Fair, so I thought that might be of interest to someone.

 

That's it! Bye!



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:36 AM

Very cool! I quite liked the first two, and would love to pick these two up as well.



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:37 AM

Aw man, we'd heard swift was named "Cheetor" at Toy Fair. I wanted a Rescue Bots Cheetor.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 03:06 PM

Where'd this guy come from?

 

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 03:35 PM

I love him.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 03:39 PM

Ooh, I'm seeing some other new RB figures too:

 

Heatwave doing his best Doublecross impression

 

VTOL jet Bumblebee

 

Knight Watch Bumblebee, with two minicons who form a lance!

 

And repaints of dinosaur Optimus and Bumblebee.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 03:53 PM

Walmart's TF5 "Train" display has a lot of the new Rescue Bots I had not seen in stores before, including the Epic/Titan Hero version of Quickshadow.  Other than a narrow waist, she lacks the usual "femmebot" signifiers, which is good.  She has V-hips rather than H-hips, the one other concession to standard female action figure design.

 

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 03:56 PM

Ooh, I'm seeing some other new RB figures too:

 

Heatwave doing his best Doublecross impression

 

VTOL jet Bumblebee

 

Knight Watch Bumblebee, with two minicons who form a lance!

 

And repaints of dinosaur Optimus and Bumblebee.

 

Saw all but the Knight Watch BB at Wal-Mart yesterday. It's what they're putting into those TLK displays for some reason.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:13 PM

Love that Silverback the Gorilla-Bot!

 

 

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:20 PM

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:22 PM


And repaints of dinosaur Optimus...

I have that guy. He's fun.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:26 PM

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:36 PM

Dragon Heatwave looks really fun, but I don't need a Dragon Heatwave. I understand why he's Heatwave, but I wish he weren't.

 

I'm very excited for Freezer Burn and Windblaze (and apparently Silverback), though. The more Mini-Cons the merrier.

 

(Does Silverback remind anyone else of the Dragonzord?)



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:42 PM

It's Domitius Major!

 

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 05:44 PM

(Does Silverback remind anyone else of the Dragonzord?)

I get more of a White Tigerzord vibe.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:48 PM

 

(Does Silverback remind anyone else of the Dragonzord?)

I get more of a White Tigerzord vibe.

 

My zord pick:

 

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Edited by Sabrblade, 18 June 2017 - 08:48 PM.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:13 AM

...actually, Heatwave is a pretty good name for a dragon.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:11 AM

The most curious thing about dragon Heatwave is that he appears to have been solicited to retailers under the name "Tango Heatwave".

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:22 AM

Ah, so they want you to buy two. He must be a troop builder.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:34 AM

The most curious thing about dragon Heatwave is that he appears to have been solicited to retailers under the name "Tango Heatwave".

 

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