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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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#41 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 11:22 AM

Angry skull dump truck Optimus Prime might be fun. 
 
Oh, right.
 
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It already was kinda.


I need to dig him out again, once you crack the waist joint that guy's a ball.
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Posted 30 July 2017 - 11:45 AM

Transformers that don't TRANSFORM don't mean jack.

 
It means exactly Jack!
 
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Well this thread quickly went to Pot.

I dunno, I think it's still pretty Rad.

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This is such a Krok.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:48 PM

Photos from the Hong Kong convention Toy Soul of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Hound, Drift, Star Saber, Starscream, and Tarn.

 

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:21 PM

Daaaayum.


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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 12:34 AM

Is it me, or are all toys displayed in Asian toy shows, or in magazines posed the same way? Crotch out, head down. Look at Prime and Starscream. They're both posed that way.




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Posted 15 December 2017 - 12:38 AM

Gallery mirror

 

It's the sculpts in this case. Prime particularly is in permanent pelvic thrust mode. (And it is awesome.)


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 01:05 AM

Is it me, or are all toys displayed in Asian toy shows, or in magazines posed the same way?


Uh, no? There's at least three of them not posed that way in this picture for example.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 01:11 AM

They're not super-robot styled, though. = ] And not all have ab crunches....

 

We had a discussion about the giant robot pelvic thrust in Mayhem recently. I think it's just the super robot dorsoventral corollary to contrapposto. Like Escher Girls but arguably actually sexy. And for robots. 

 

Edit: It's also pleasantly unlike reaching for your purse. 

 

Edit also:

 

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Edited by Copper Bezel, 15 December 2017 - 01:17 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:39 AM

Can... Can we please get Trigger to do the next series after Cyberverse? Or hell, maybe another series targeted to older fans like the Prime Wars trilogy? I'd trust them to make something way better than those hacks at Machinima.

 

Tengen Toppa Transformers is something I've wanted for years.


Edited by Jetstream C-18, 15 December 2017 - 09:39 AM.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:24 AM

Yeah, they're definitely one studio where I'd be guaranteed to love whatever they did with the property. Both fictionally and design-wise. Maybe literally the only studio on the planet I could say that about. 

 

That said, it isn't indicated anywhere I can see that Amemiya designed the other three kits, but they're definitely consistent with the style. I love how it comes together in Bumblebee particularly. I really dig how the limbs are sculpted - just so damn many interesting angles all over with these guys. Hound is the "boring" one and even he's got a hell of a lot going on.

 

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Action Master helicopter pack is also cute. = ]


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:47 AM

There are a lot of nice touches with these.  Like G1 Bumblebee with a hammer, and Prime's axe being an axle (I'm presuming).


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:52 AM

They couldn't have made Bee's car parts much less Beetle-like, could they?



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:59 AM

I don't think Prime is meant to turn into a Peterbilt, either.

 

Edit: I love those panels sweeping back from his shoulders derived from the G1 toy, though.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 15 December 2017 - 12:08 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:34 PM

http://news.tfw2005....del-kits-358751

 

You know if we were going to get a G1 rehash...why couldn't we have gotten the Trigger style?

I don't care if they don't transform, they just feel so fresh while still traditional.



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Posted 17 March 2018 - 06:36 PM

Color images of the figure:


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 01:58 AM

Daaaaamn he looks good in color. I'm still looking forward to the model kits and not really in the tax bracket of the audience for the figures, but that's a really, really pretty paint job.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 08:17 AM

He does look great.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 08:46 AM

I’d love to have that Tarn but no action figure is worth $300 or whatever they’re for it.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:22 AM

Are the model kits supposed to be gunpla style, where they just snap together and are molded in the appropriate colors without necessarily needing to be painted?

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:37 AM

I don't think anything has been said, which probably means gunpla style. We've only seen the gray test shots so far to my knowledge. It'd be terribly strange for them not to be in color to some degree, since that's standard for robot kits. That doesn't of course automatically entail a Kotobukiya-style approach where everything is molded in color, the "paint apps" are separate inserts, and some details are tampographed outright.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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