Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  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

@  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.


Photo

i never understood firestorm


8 replies to this topic

#1 Johnny Here

Johnny Here
  • Citizen
  • 692 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:41 PM

His main power is supposed to be control over mattwr but he's always on fire like the human torch. Has he even done transforming stuff on the CW show?

#2 ZacWilliam1

ZacWilliam1
  • Citizen
  • 17428 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ct. USA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:05 PM

He's supposed to have the power of Nuclear Fusion. This is why he's on fire: Fusion creates a lot of heat, AND why he can do the matter thing: all larger elements are created by fusion.

He's done it at least twice in the show. Once turning something to water and once to a pile of Jelly Beans. But it's treated as something he's still getting the hang of and requires both a bit of time and a lot of Concentration.

-ZacWilliam, he's "Firestorm: The Nuclear Man" made out of a literal Fusion of two people so the Nuclear Fusion theme is pretty darn strong with him.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 16 April 2017 - 07:06 PM.

Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


#3 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 17153 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amarillo, TX
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 16 April 2017 - 10:09 PM

In the comics, it was later retconned that Firestorm was actually supposed to have been the Fire Elemental (much like Swamp Thing was the Plant Elemental), but Ronnie Raymond's presence messed with the process.  Ronnie had a dormant metagene and that's where the transmutation came from, mostly.  (Pure-Elemental Firestorm could also transmute, but the mechanism was different or something.)

 

---Dave


DAVE'S WEBPAGES
-- www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW --
NEWS, REVIEWS and SIGHTINGS
-- www.dvandom.com --
ARTWORK and IMAGES

Pssst...if you
can't see my images,
try my deviantArt!

#4 D Buster Prime

D Buster Prime

    Timeout. Do I convert?

  • Retired Staff
  • 26131 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Athens of America
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 17 April 2017 - 03:04 PM

Are there other pure elementals? Who are they?

VOTE FOR SIDEWAYS:

He's on your side...except when he isn't!

Z7ACRD0.jpg

Spoiler

#5 Shadewing

Shadewing

    Artichoke of Misery

  • Supporter
  • 36545 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Nowhere.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 17 April 2017 - 03:41 PM

Are there other pure elementals? Who are they?

 

There are death/rot Elementals, in DC there is The Green, The Red, and The Black forces of nature. Green is plant life, Swamp thing is usually know as the Guardian of the Green. Recently they;'ve made Animal man's daughter into the representive of the Red, which is all animal life, and Dr. Arkane (?) is the represntavte of the Black. In Earth 2, least durrign New 52, Green Lantern (Alan Scott) was their guardian of the Green, while Solomon Grundy was the avatar of the Black. 

 

There's not tradtional elements, but they are elemental forces in DC. 


3DS Friend Code: 0387-9040-3532

 

Twitch Channel

 

Youtube Replays

 

VOTE for what I play on 8/30!

 

Friday: Sonic Generations - Sunday: Transformers WFC - Tuesday: Little Inferno


#6 Ironbite

Ironbite

    I summon me in attack position

  • Supporter
  • 28320 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Between the cracks in your wall
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 17 April 2017 - 04:44 PM

Yeah no there actually is a 4 classical elemental split in DC comics.

 

Swamp Thing=Earth

Firestorm=Fire

Naiad=Water

Red Tornado=Air

 

It's since been abandoned but at one time, that was your split.

 

Ironbite-BOOM!


xC9l3eY.gif


#7 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 17153 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amarillo, TX
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:12 PM

The idea that got canonized back in the day was that an Elemental was born when a human died in a fiery explosion of some sort while in proximity to some strong aspect of the element in question.  The Elemental wasn't exactly the person it bonded to, but often thought they were for a long time (i.e. Swamp Thing thought he was Alec Holland for a long time).  This led to the brief entertainment of the idea that Captain Atom was some sort of post-Classical Elemental of quantumness or whatnot, but I don't recall them really going anywhere with that.

 

---Dave


DAVE'S WEBPAGES
-- www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW --
NEWS, REVIEWS and SIGHTINGS
-- www.dvandom.com --
ARTWORK and IMAGES

Pssst...if you
can't see my images,
try my deviantArt!

#8 G.B.Blackrock

G.B.Blackrock

    Autobot Ally

  • Supporter
  • 12740 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Pasadena, CA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:43 PM

In the comics, it was later retconned that Firestorm was actually supposed to have been the Fire Elemental (much like Swamp Thing was the Plant Elemental), but Ronnie Raymond's presence messed with the process.  Ronnie had a dormant metagene and that's where the transmutation came from, mostly.  (Pure-Elemental Firestorm could also transmute, but the mechanism was different or something.)

 

---Dave

 

Firestorm fans do not speak of this era. ;)

(more seriously, that's really but a blip in Firestorm's timeline. Just a couple of years, now more than 20 years ago. While Firestorm's changed several times over in the years since, he's always been the more traditional "Nuclear Man"... with full transmutation powers... ever since his return in 1993 after a two-year absence from the shelves)


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 17 April 2017 - 05:46 PM.


#9 G.B.Blackrock

G.B.Blackrock

    Autobot Ally

  • Supporter
  • 12740 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Pasadena, CA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:45 PM

The idea that got canonized back in the day was that an Elemental was born when a human died in a fiery explosion of some sort while in proximity to some strong aspect of the element in question.  The Elemental wasn't exactly the person it bonded to, but often thought they were for a long time (i.e. Swamp Thing thought he was Alec Holland for a long time).  This led to the brief entertainment of the idea that Captain Atom was some sort of post-Classical Elemental of quantumness or whatnot, but I don't recall them really going anywhere with that.

 

---Dave

 

This bit was at the very end of Captain Atom's own comic, when it was being cancelled to turn him into Monarch at the end of Armageddon 2001.

(Then, of course, they switched gears at the last minute to make Hawk into Monarch instead. But, yeah, the whole "Quantum Elemental" thing hasn't really been touched since.)


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 17 April 2017 - 05:45 PM.




Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users