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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 Paladin

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 09:06 AM

Definitely past time for this-

 

http://www.wbshop.co...e/1000638845.do

 

 

a release date was also announced for Season 2 of "The Zeta Project" (for comparison, Zeta's first season came out back in 2009.)

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Edited by Paladin, 28 February 2017 - 09:06 AM.

Stuff for sale; every little bit helps. :) https://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/143212-for-sale-3p-mp-potp-super-sentai-stuff TWITTER: Paladin4221

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:01 AM

Well, this news sure put a shock to my system. :)


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:04 PM

Loved Static Shock. I think it's what led Dwayne McDuffie to head season 2 of Justice League then JLU (cuz other than the supervillain team up, season 1 was sub par). Loved how Static changed his suit (and intro) as the four seasons went on. Plus the cool and dumb guest stars (just one Backstreet Boy instead of all of them? And Neil Patrick Harris before HIMYM made him famous again). Especially liked it when Gear finally got his powers. They probably would have made him gay if it was produced now (what with Steven U and Star Versus).

I never got how the heck Zeta got made. 26 eps instead of spinning off another DC hero. Great that I happened though. Still hate the unresolved ending. Though I'm sure the assistant of the missing doc is also a second Zeta and he would have found happiness with her and started a robot family. Second intro was so much better than the first. And that Brave and Bold Batman's voice.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:40 PM

Ok so nobody tell Fero that Gear's original character was gay.

 

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 02:52 PM

Oh I knew about that but there was no hints on the show. They probably would be more open about it if produced more recently.

Hmm, on the top of my head, I can't think of any male gay characters in the DCAU. Maggie Sawyer and her non speaking girlfriend in the hospital are female. There's that Joel kid cameo in the Dark Knight Returns segment but he's not a hero, haha.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:18 PM

This was the worst DC animated show

Got excited to see a young black character on tv and it was trash

Especially the forced celebrity guests

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:55 AM

......in what universe?


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:22 AM

......in what universe?

In mine, especially as a young black kid watching it at the time who expected better. I saw shows like Justice League on at the time and was like, THIS is the best they can do?

And i felt a lot of times it was trying too hard to be hip.

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:38 AM

I'm just gonna shake my head and put you in a little box marked "Not cool".

 

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:13 AM

 

......in what universe?

In mine, especially as a young black kid watching it at the time who expected better. I saw shows like Justice League on at the time and was like, THIS is the best they can do?

And i felt a lot of times it was trying too hard to be hip.

 

You have to understand what was going on at the time.

 

Static Shock came at a time when Kids WB had decided to move away from adult-aged protagonists in favor of more younger-aged protagonists like kids and teenagers. The first case of this for the DCAU came in 1999 in the form of Batman Beyond, which featured a new teenage Batman succeeding Bruce Wayne in his old age.

 

Following this came Static Shock in 2000. Unlike the previous installments of the DCAU (Batman, Superman, and Batman Beyond), Static Shock did not have the same level of production values as its predecessors, but made up for it with strong writing and characters for children. Sure, it was written for children, but it was written in a way that was healthy, good-natured, and above all, relatable. This show tackled urban subjects that were relevant to its audience and which its predecessors did not cover either as much or at all. Namely, bullying, racism, gang violence, gun violence, homelessness, discrimination among peers, running-away-from-home, peer pressure, and more.

 

While Justice League was largely the better show, it had a very different intention from what Static Shock was trying to do, and it didn't come out until a little over a year after Static Shock came out, on a completely different network from the one that had been the main home for the DCAU up to that point.

 

Erod the Blockbuster Buster did a really good Honest Review of Static Shock back in December 2015 as part of his DCcember series of videos for that month.

 


Honest Review: Static Shock by blockbusterbuster
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:18 AM

......in what universe?

In mine, especially as a young black kid watching it at the time who expected better. I saw shows like Justice League on at the time and was like, THIS is the best they can do?

And i felt a lot of times it was trying too hard to be hip.
You have to understand what was going on at the time.

Static Shock came at a time when Kids WB had decided to move away from adult-aged protagonists in favor of more younger-aged protagonists like kids and teenagers. The first case of this for the DCAU came in 1999 in the form of Batman Beyond, which featured a new teenage Batman succeeding Bruce Wayne in his old age.

Following this came Static Shock in 2000. Unlike the previous installments of the DCAU (Batman, Superman, and Batman Beyond), Static Shock did not have the same level of production values as its predecessors, but made up for it with strong writing and characters for children. Sure, it was written for children, but it was written in a way that was healthy, good-natured, and above all, relatable. This show tackled urban subjects that were relevant to its audience and which its predecessors did not cover either as much or at all. Namely, bullying, racism, gang violence, gun violence, homelessness, discrimination among peers, running-away-from-home, peer pressure, and more.

While Justice League was largely the better show, it had a very different intention from what Static Shock was trying to do, and it didn't come out until a little over a year after Static Shock came out, on a completely different network from the one that had been the main home for the DCAU up to that point.

Erod the Blockbuster Buster did a really good Honest Review of Static Shock back in December 2015 as part of his DCcember series of videos for that month.

Honest Review: Static Shock by blockbusterbuster
Yeaah. Well have to agree to disagree.

As a child, i did not think that show has strong writing. Definitely not as an adult. All the shows that you listed were better than it.

I felt pandered too, and i wondered did they decide to go in that dirrction because the character was Black? Would have loved to see something more like Spectacular Spider Man.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 07:24 PM

Yes, it's way past time for Static to get a season set release, and for Zeta to finally be completed on DVD. For anyone perhaps disappointed that these are Warner Archive DVD releases as opposed to standard releases, it's worth remembering that for comparison Disney have some 10 seasons' worth of modern Marvel animated series, plus three Marvel animated movies, that they have decided to not release on home video at all. It doesn't make WB look too bad after all.





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