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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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#21 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 06:03 AM

My wife saw the trailer and said they're trying too hard to make him cool.

 

I laughed and said that he's basically Roman Reigns.

 

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:20 AM

That's another issue with the trailer.

 

It's a Justice League trailer WITHOUT Superman. It doesn't feel right.



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 01:36 PM

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The New 52 is going on six years at this point. Maybe not the best point of reference for another "DC Movies suck" rant.
 
(I mean they do suck but it's not because of they think of their image)

I definitely think that has an influence on it. Even their Justice League trailer sucks. Everything about it says look how cool we are!

 

 
I hate it when companies want to put the coolest-looking stuff in a trailer that's meant to hook viewer interest for a movie it's promoting.
 
Guess I'll skip this and wait for a trailer that goes "We're actually not very cool, and neither are these characters, but we hope you take pity on our poor company and watch anyway."


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 01:53 PM

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The New 52 is going on six years at this point. Maybe not the best point of reference for another "DC Movies suck" rant.
 
(I mean they do suck but it's not because of they think of their image)

I definitely think that has an influence on it. Even their Justice League trailer sucks. Everything about it says look how cool we are!
 
 
I hate it when companies want to put the coolest-looking stuff in a trailer that's meant to hook viewer interest for a movie it's promoting.
 
Guess I'll skip this and wait for a trailer that goes "We're actually not very cool, and neither are these characters, but we hope you take pity on our poor company and watch anyway."

You know thats not what i meant but hey if it helps you get your snark on, go you.

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 05:18 PM

Is it fun, trying so hard to hate stuff?

I don't read as many of DC's comics as I used to, so the only time I can definitively state that I felt DC attempted that and flopped was every time a song played during Suicide Squad. It wasn't their selection, because I like a lot of those songs. When it really doesn't fit the scene and you go from one song to another immediately with no transition at all, it comes across like a middle schooler's animated music video.

But trying to grab eyeballs and relate to more people isn't exactly new to all of this. I don't think it always works, but I can't fault them for trying to fight off the inevitable super hero fatigue.



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 05:46 PM

Is it fun, trying so hard to hate stuff?
I don't read as many of DC's comics as I used to, so the only time I can definitively state that I felt DC attempted that and flopped was every time a song played during Suicide Squad. It wasn't their selection, because I like a lot of those songs. When it really doesn't fit the scene and you go from one song to another immediately with no transition at all, it comes across like a middle schooler's animated music video.
But trying to grab eyeballs and relate to more people isn't exactly new to all of this. I don't think it always works, but I can't fault them for trying to fight off the inevitable super hero fatigue.


I could say, is it fun trying so little to actually discuss the topic and realize people have different opinions?

I always looked at DC as more whitebread and earnest than Marvel. That was part of its charm.

I dont hate everything avout DC films...one of the things i liked about Batman V Superman was that it wasnt jokey.

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 10:44 PM

Is it fun, trying so hard to hate stuff?
I don't read as many of DC's comics as I used to, so the only time I can definitively state that I felt DC attempted that and flopped was every time a song played during Suicide Squad. It wasn't their selection, because I like a lot of those songs. When it really doesn't fit the scene and you go from one song to another immediately with no transition at all, it comes across like a middle schooler's animated music video.


That's what happens when you rework the tone of a movie to match a trailer that was made AFTER the movie had already been filmed.

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 11:31 PM

Is it fun, trying so hard to hate stuff?
I don't read as many of DC's comics as I used to, so the only time I can definitively state that I felt DC attempted that and flopped was every time a song played during Suicide Squad. It wasn't their selection, because I like a lot of those songs. When it really doesn't fit the scene and you go from one song to another immediately with no transition at all, it comes across like a middle schooler's animated music video.
But trying to grab eyeballs and relate to more people isn't exactly new to all of this. I don't think it always works, but I can't fault them for trying to fight off the inevitable super hero fatigue.


I could say, is it fun trying so little to actually discuss the topic and realize people have different opinions?
I always looked at DC as more whitebread and earnest than Marvel. That was part of its charm.
I dont hate everything avout DC films...one of the things i liked about Batman V Superman was that it wasnt jokey.

Central to the reason it wasn't jokey -- and in fact ended up being grimdark and joyless, needlessly manic but unfunny Luthor aside -- was the philosophy that de-camping the superheroes would make it "cool".


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 12:26 AM

BATB Aquaman ruined all other Aquamen for me.

 

That was the pinnacle, all others cannot possibly measure up.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 12:59 AM

 

Is it fun, trying so hard to hate stuff?
I don't read as many of DC's comics as I used to, so the only time I can definitively state that I felt DC attempted that and flopped was every time a song played during Suicide Squad. It wasn't their selection, because I like a lot of those songs. When it really doesn't fit the scene and you go from one song to another immediately with no transition at all, it comes across like a middle schooler's animated music video.
But trying to grab eyeballs and relate to more people isn't exactly new to all of this. I don't think it always works, but I can't fault them for trying to fight off the inevitable super hero fatigue.


I could say, is it fun trying so little to actually discuss the topic and realize people have different opinions?

I always looked at DC as more whitebread and earnest than Marvel. That was part of its charm.

I dont hate everything avout DC films...one of the things i liked about Batman V Superman was that it wasnt jokey.

 

 

My opinion of DC isn't all that different from yours, just far less bitter. Many would argue, myself included, that Batman vs. Superman would have probably benefited from anything to balance out how edgy it was trying to be. I think casting Momoa was overcompensating to skew perception of Aquaman and widen their audience appeal. It's working already, and you may not approve but it was definitely smart. This is the tone they want, maybe they think campy doesn't sell in 2017. I don't think they're necessarily putting the best creative people in place, but yeah. It's safe to assume that shame is not their driving force.

Maybe avoiding it from here on out should be, though, looking at reviews? Boosh!



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:51 AM

I feel that it's the logical progression ever since it become cool to hate on them at some point during the Marvel boom. I mean, yes, their movies suck, that is pretty undeniable and there is legitimate reason to dislike their films and the management thereof but the sheer vitriol online is ridiculous and disproportional compared to other studios that also make shit movies. 

 

Maybe it's because I'm more or less an optimist or how I've never particularly been invested into comics but after how they turned their books around, I think they're on the right track and I do respect their management for making appropriate creative team changes yet working with what they've already established instead of sweeping it under the rug which would be relatively easy to do with only a couple movies thus far. Who knows, maybe when they bring Superman back, it can herald a more complete change in tone. If not, they're just movies. 


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 05:06 AM

BATB Aquaman ruined all other Aquamen for me.

 

That was the pinnacle, all others cannot possibly measure up.

 

Got any samples to share?

 

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 05:17 AM

BATB Aquaman ruined all other Aquamen for me.

 

That was the pinnacle, all others cannot possibly measure up.

 

Okay, but what about Momoa Aquaman with the personality of BATB Aquaman?


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:12 AM

 

BATB Aquaman ruined all other Aquamen for me.

 

That was the pinnacle, all others cannot possibly measure up.

 

Got any samples to share?

 

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

 

 

 


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:41 AM

Is it fun, trying so hard to hate stuff?
I don't read as many of DC's comics as I used to, so the only time I can definitively state that I felt DC attempted that and flopped was every time a song played during Suicide Squad. It wasn't their selection, because I like a lot of those songs. When it really doesn't fit the scene and you go from one song to another immediately with no transition at all, it comes across like a middle schooler's animated music video.
But trying to grab eyeballs and relate to more people isn't exactly new to all of this. I don't think it always works, but I can't fault them for trying to fight off the inevitable super hero fatigue.

I could say, is it fun trying so little to actually discuss the topic and realize people have different opinions?
I always looked at DC as more whitebread and earnest than Marvel. That was part of its charm.
I dont hate everything avout DC films...one of the things i liked about Batman V Superman was that it wasnt jokey.
Central to the reason it wasn't jokey -- and in fact ended up being grimdark and joyless, needlessly manic but unfunny Luthor aside -- was the philosophy that de-camping the superheroes would make it "cool".

I think theres a better middle ground than what were getting. Im just not feeling this.



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