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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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X-Men Gold's Anti-Semitic Controversy

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#41 c0ldfire

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:53 PM

On the flip side, some of my friends working in the comic book industry and being moderate Muslims are pissed with Syaf and very worried about the future of their career. Getting a job will be even more difficult now, thanks to one rotten apple.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 11:27 PM

Well... The local Islamic fundamentalists are rallying around Syaf, citing Marvel's actions as "hateful" and "intolerant", and "it's expected because it's full of Jews."

No word from Syaf on the matter at the moment.

 

Well then don't work for a company started by one. 


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 01:59 PM

On the flip side, some of my friends working in the comic book industry and being moderate Muslims are pissed with Syaf and very worried about the future of their career. Getting a job will be even more difficult now, thanks to one rotten apple.

This just might be the worst part of all this. Those minding their own business might get swept up in the backlash.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:55 PM

And he just keeps digging...

 

https://www.bleeding...smissal-marvel/



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:03 PM

Well, let him dig. His career's ruined. Justice is served.

Hopefully Marvel was able to save face in all this.

And now that I know that they're taking the X-Men back to basics, I may just have to get one of the corrected printings and maybe just see if I care to keep getting this comic after being out of comic collecting for a while now.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:12 PM

I had a mental image a little bit ago while musing on what's happened.  

 

The person responsible for the artwork changes the jewelry store sign so that it reads "I [heart] Jewelry" along the long edge, with the traffic light coming in at an (in)convenient location. The end result is that the store sign looks like "I [heart] Jews". 

 

I doubt it'll happen, but it would be a final "hug you" to Syaf. 

 

 

edit - http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/x-men-gold-controversy 

 

Know Your Meme's got a page up on the controversy now. 


Edited by Fortress Ironhold, 12 April 2017 - 10:14 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 12:00 AM

So only Jews read X-Men? Who knew? Sure makes me feel extra spesh as the only non Jewish X-Men reader in the world. I'm an army of one, Mr Syaf!

Fact is, without our Muslim X-Men fans, we'd never have known about all this stuff in the first place. So if Syaf wants to blame anyone, he shouldn't be blaming Jews, he should be blaming his fellow Muslims, because THEY were the first to notice, and the first to tweet it to the world, outraged at what he'd done.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 12:32 AM

So only Jews read X-Men? Who knew? Sure makes me feel extra spesh as the only non Jewish X-Men reader in the world. I'm an army of one, Mr Syaf!

Fact is, without our Muslim X-Men fans, we'd never have known about all this stuff in the first place. So if Syaf wants to blame anyone, he shouldn't be blaming Jews, he should be blaming his fellow Muslims, because THEY were the first to notice, and the first to tweet it to the world, outraged at what he'd done.

Yeah; Syaf seems to be quite missing that point. 

 

I've not seen anything which says he recognized that it was his fellow countrymen and other Muslims who contacted Marvel to warn them. He's just fixated on blaming anyone he thinks is Jewish. 

 

That being said, I do wonder what impact this all has had on the issues going on back in Indonesia that he was talking smack about. 



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:52 AM

His beliefs are so strong that he bravely accepted work from DC, Panini, Marvel and other companies run by non Muslim leaders, drawing material that wouldn't be acceptable under a hardline interpretation of the faith, happily cashing every cheque rather than taking lower paying work that's more compatible with his beliefs.

 

I suspect he's going to resurface in 2-3 years, trying to get work under a pseudonym because he realises being a martyr isn't going to pay the bills.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 11:07 AM

What a meaningless existence for a person to lead. They ... talk to people before hiring them, right? That's still a thing? We do that here, but maybe it's a dying art.

Marvel has let some pretty nice talent walk out the door, this guy's work is as dismal as his world view.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 12:00 PM

No word from Syaf on the matter at the moment.

Well, there was this:

https://www.bleeding...smissal-marvel/


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:18 PM

and has reiterated that he believed his messages were peaceful, and that he has no hate to Christians or Jews.


“But Marvel is owned by Disney. When Jews are offended, there is no mercy.”


Why is it so hard for some people to understand there's a problem with themselves?

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:44 PM

Well, there was this:
https://www.bleeding...smissal-marvel/


Yeah, Syaf drank the Kool-aid. What a shame.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 03:01 PM

This is the baseball bat image I mentioned, one of the few that is still open to debate.
 
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Here's Marvel's corrected version.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 04:19 PM

Well, Marvel did do the right thing getting rid of the bad seed and correcting the art. And it is nice that they're taking the x-men back to basics. So I may actually pick this up. I don't want the company to be punished when they actually do try to do the right thing after something like this.
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:17 PM

So it's gone from a drive to a popup?

But this COMPLETELY changes the outcome of the play! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE TO ALL MUTANT BASEBALL FANS

I DEMAND JUSTICE

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:13 AM

At the end of the day, the revised piece is simply a better panel from an artistic standpoint. While we know of his ulterior motives, it's simply considered poor composition to cover a focus character.
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