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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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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:15 PM

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When the Bug Queen put a bounty on Agent Elle for killing Edgar, Dung was one of three bug brothers that came to collect -- the other two being the mosquito-like Moe and Edgar's twin Edwin. Dung and Moe ended up up killing Edwin, an act implied to cause a civil war among the bugs. Oops.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 03:45 PM

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 11:42 PM

These Summerween pieces are fantastic!

 

Oh, by the way, you got showcased. :)

 

 

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 09:05 PM

Issue 2 of the Allspark's Unofficial Sourcebook Extended is finally out, which I did some art for! I'm not going to repost Frenzy, Rumble, and the Insecticons here, instead I'll share a fun little recolor I did on the side: Enemy and Movie Frenzy!

 

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 10:01 PM

These are absolutely wonderful. :)

 

 

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 02:27 AM

Those are great.

 

(How do you feel about the name "Adversary" for Movie Frenzy?)


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The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 23 August 2018 - 04:31 PM

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 02:05 PM

It's nearly Halloween, the time of year for spooky monsters! One every day until the end of the month.

 

 

Cenobite

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The Cenobite is a sadistic freak who loves to see how far he can pull apart his victims without killing them. But the beings on this plane are such fragile little things, so instead he simply writes about what he wishes he could do to them. Inexplicably these sordid tales are really popular with his would-be prey. Maybe he'll like it here after all.



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 05:03 PM

Death Coach

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When the Cóiste Bodhar (koe-shta-bower) is summoned into the mortal realm, it cannot return to the underworld without at least one new soul. Typically these unfortunates are marked from the start by a Banshee or other such horrible harbinger. The death coach is unstoppable on its errand -- locked gates open, downed trees spring back up, and anyone attempting to impede its path find themselves joining the ride... in which case the phantom might just consider the job done and go back home.


The Cóiste Bodhar is forbidden from taking just anyone off the streets to fill its quota, so it contends itself by drenching anyone happening to be in the wrong place at the wrong time with blood instead. Being mostly made of bone and marrow, the death coach has a lot to spare.

 



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Posted 21 October 2018 - 05:58 PM

Mapinguari

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The fetid Mapinguari is a strange-looking beast with a diet nearly as bizarre: brains, cow tongues, palm hearts... not coincidentally things that need something to be cracked open first. The Mapinguari is always happy to try new foods, and consequently will bust open anything that might by hiding sweet treats inside.


Hopefully it won't be another ant colony, though. The Mapinguari might have bulletproof skin, but even he won't take any chances with those little demons...

 



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Posted 22 October 2018 - 03:32 PM

Grimoire

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The Grimoire is a vast collection of the supernatural, gathered specifically to keep that calamitous knowledge out of the wrong hands -- namely, everyone's. The dread tome is fairly good at hiding itself away, and can project a winding illusionary library filled with more eye-catching books that turn out to be incredibly dull, but its greatest defense is that the Grimoire itself is a disorganized mess. No index and an infinite number of pages...



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Posted 23 October 2018 - 05:37 PM

Smog Monster

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Through the Smog Monster's eyes (such as they were) the world is a desolate wasteland, what passes as life being little more than bare skeletons. What unspeakable tragedy could've wiped out an entire biosphere's healthy coat of grime? Luckily for them, Smoggy's more than willing to donate his own bountiful grungy hide.



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Posted 24 October 2018 - 12:52 PM

Ammit

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Made from three of the most feared man-eaters in the land (the crocodile, leopard, and hippo), Ammit was crafted by Anubis to aid with the Weighing of the Heart - an underworld ritual in which the recently deceased's heart is weighed against a single feather. Any heart weighed down by too many evil acts the person did in life was eaten by Ammit, effectively killing them a second time.


The gods however are quite lenient, and the feather being the embodiment of their moral code means it's heavier than it looks. But such nuances are beyond Ammit, all she sees is an endless parade of delicious hearts being placed in front of her then snatched away. She tried eating her own, but that just made her even more irritated. If only Anubis would get a liiiiittle closer...

 

 

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 05:05 PM

Butler

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The Butler is willing to turn a blind eye to whatever it is his Master is up to, but if it must be as big and involved as it appears to be he'll need some extra hands.


The Butler regrets his choice of words. Even if it is rather han-- er, convenient.

 

 

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 06:58 PM

Monster Hunter

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Many dangerous things go bump in the light, so some brave morlocks take it upon themselves to protect the rest of society from these unspeakable horrors. The worst of these dire threats is the dreaded homin, a devious monster that never tires and is capable of throwing things. They are also frightfully aware of how to treat wounds, though are utterly helpless against the humble onion, the stench of which is capable of melting their eyes out of their sockets! Ho ho, good thing morlocks have those handy eye bubbles. Of course even melted eyes doesn't kill homins, but it does buy the hunter a few precious moments.


Some morlocks have speculated that these evil homins may in fact be their own distant ancestors. What a terrifying thought!



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 06:02 PM

Black Blade

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The Black Blade is a demonic sword able to cut down any foe, though it's not entirely reliable. The blade relishes the exact moment of death and so will prolong the battle as long as it can, swerving just out of the way of the vitalest of organs time and time again, savoring each and every cell's demise, until whatever's left finally gives up the ghost. Then it's time to move onto the next victim, and the next, and the next... assuming the wielder wasn't killed while the sword was fully embedded in its work. Too many perfectly good deaths get wasted that way.


Literally and figuratively bloodthirsty, the black blade can absorb gore as it cuts through it. Sometimes when it is all alone, the blade uses this built-up viscera to fashion itself a body of its own. But only when it's alone...



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 06:04 PM

The Machine

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The Robot Revolution was a surprisingly bloodless affair... or perhaps it wasn't surprising at all. The Creators had come to rely completely upon their algorithms and automatons in a neverending quest for efficency, it was inevitable that the machines would determine they could cut out these weak demanding little fleshlings entirely. No need for war or violence, simply progressing forward without the dead weight.

 

What became of the Creators? The machines neither know nor care. They have, of course, compiled, organized, published, sold, consumed, reviewed, and debated that point, but they couldn't actually comprehend it anymore than a tree could understand photosynthesis.


While most blatantly based on a brain, the design here is also inspired (more abstractly) by trees and a mushroom cloud. Growth, death, rebirth, natural, artificial, the mark of a new age and all that.



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 05:21 PM

Slit Mouth Woman

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The Kuchisake-onna is a ghastly ghoul that disguises herself as an ordinary gal and asks her victims if they find her pretty. If they say 'no' she stabs them, if they say 'yes' she reveals her true self and asks a second time. Again anyone saying 'no' is stabbed to death, while anyone saying 'yes' gets their face carved up to match her trademark smile. Virtually any other answer will result in a maiming... IF she can come up with witty comeback that "justifies" the attack. Even those that initially escape may find themselves suddenly attacked years -even decades- later once she finally thought of something better than "takes one to know one!"



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 06:39 PM

Castle

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Nobody's exactly sure who built the castle, or if indeed it's even man-made, but many have nonetheless moved right on in... and subsequently lost their minds. Both going mad from the castle's peculiarities -- the feeling that the windows are watching, the interior going much further down than the outside appears to, the use of blood in place of plumbing and electricity (though it does also provide clean drinking water) -- and literally having their brains shrivel up and vanish. Soon after, the mindless tenants' skin starts to harden and blacken while their eyes yellow and turn glasslike, and they retreat into the castle's depths for some unknown purpose, never to be seen again.


Of course most run out screaming the first night or are rescued before it's too late, but the castle is patient. There will always be another fool who believes they'll be unaffected...



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Posted 31 October 2018 - 09:04 PM

Stolas

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Stolas was once an ordinary owl kept as a pet by a lonely sorcerer amused by how she always seemed to ask "who?" The wizard taught Stolas other simple questions -why, where, when- so he could pretend he had someone else to talk to, never suspecting the little bird began to not only understand him but also crave his knowledge for herself. When the mage finally let slip his greatest secrets, he was stunned to hear his pet respond not with a question, but a simple "Thank you."


Now that she's in charge, Stolas keeps the old man around as a familiar. While her vocabulary has increased, his has been reduced to just "how?"





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