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@  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.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.


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#121 Spark

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:56 PM

Man, Nightbeat's just doomed to never get a good mold, even in concept, is he?


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:21 PM

Pete, I give you permission/suggestion to make your own thread about the event and it's details and I will use my actual moderator status to lock this one.

 

Also invite me as a special guest. I can host a panel on cosplay.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:59 PM

That Crosshairs is kind of great.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:12 PM

That Crosshairs is the one of 20 unmade concepts that were shown at BotCon 2014 at the BotCon Retrospective Panel.


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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 21 March 2017 - 07:51 PM

You know, all four of those appear to have preexisting headsculpts on them. Crosshairs's is BotCon 2013 Hoist's/Electrons's head, Brainstorm's is FOC Vortex's head, Triggerhappy's looks to be some Optimus Prime's head minus its side antennae, Nightbeat's looks familiar too but I can't quite put my finger on whose it is.

 

Of course, this means nothing in regards to what the final headsculpts would have looked like had these all gotten made.


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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 21 March 2017 - 08:27 PM

This Nightbeat hails from the universe of "Prevenge". The Skuxxoid was mad that a character who didn't even appear on TV was more popular than him, so he got ahold of magic to curse Nightbeat into having an ugly chassis.
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#127 Powered Convoy

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:22 PM

It's MP-1's head with the side stuff removed.

Triggerhappy's that is.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:57 PM

Triggerhappy looks nice.


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#129 Powered Convoy

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 02:51 PM


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 03:20 PM

Crikey.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 03:32 PM

Can he change into anything, though?


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 03:42 PM

I think you meant to say

 

Timeout.  Does it convert?


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 03:48 PM

Neat!
It's funny cuz I thought Apeface's head would look really good as Skyfall too! Except I figured Triggerhappy would be a better body.

I'm guessing that either he wasn't available to use when these concepts were made or someone else better would have been using it already.
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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:15 PM

Neat!
It's funny cuz I thought Apeface's head would look really good as Skyfall too! Except I figured Triggerhappy would be a better body.

I'm guessing that either he wasn't available to use when these concepts were made or someone else better would have been using it already.


I'm guessing they didn't know about Triggerhappy when planning a BotCon that would never be.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:22 PM

Or perhaps they simply had a different opinion on what figure would be a better fit?

But you're certainly not wrong to point out that the Triggerhappy mold would have been developed later than Highbrow's, and thus possibly too late for inclusion.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:32 PM

I have to wonder how a Botcon assortment would work out with TR stuff, since they'd only have to budget for faces instead of entire heads.  Or would it have ended up the same?


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:33 PM

TR is the line the FP business model was made for. Alas.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:35 PM

I have to wonder how a Botcon assortment would work out with TR stuff, since they'd only have to budget for faces instead of entire heads.  Or would it have ended up the same?

 

I think when you're working on that low a scale, the difference in price of the metal molds is immaterial.

That said, based on Takara's releases, Fun Pub would benefit from being able to release any head with any body, so they likely wouldn't need as many new-head retools.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:42 PM

I have to wonder how a Botcon assortment would work out with TR stuff, since they'd only have to budget for faces instead of entire heads.  Or would it have ended up the same?

 
I think when you're working on that low a scale, the difference in price of the metal molds is immaterial.
That said, based on Takara's releases, Fun Pub would benefit from being able to release any head with any body, so they likely wouldn't need as many new-head retools.


Indeed, the number of already-existing head options, while obviously not infinite, is clearly huge.

As Jim said, "alas."

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:45 PM


I would 100% have wanted that Skyfall.

ZacWilliam, I would have wanted him as the young Omni-changer of the tech specs rather than the horrible IDW sociopath.
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