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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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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:48 AM

http://www.newsarama...sday-clock.html

 

This is what Rebirth was leading up to.

 

I was skeptical at first when Rebirth started, but I can't help but be intrigued.

 

Go on, DC. Show Marvel what an event could be.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:26 PM

I'd rather slog through the worst Marvel crossover than touch another DC event, especially if it's part of their bastardised Watchmen jive, but this is certainly a significant project and it will be interesting to see how it all goes. 


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:35 PM

I doubt I'll read it...but the idea of Dr. Manhattan getting trounced by the Trinity is an appealing one.

 

Seriously, he'd need the rest of the Watchmen just to even the odds...and that'd only last so long.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:05 AM

hug Dr. Manhatten up.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:11 AM

I wonder if they'll give him pants

Edited by unluckiness, 17 May 2017 - 04:11 AM.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:14 AM

Is he replacing Braniac?

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:21 AM

Please stop picking at The Watchmen, DC. Do something new.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:49 AM

I wonder if they'll give him pants

That's Manhattan's main weapon. Just smacking Superman around with his blue dong.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:27 AM

I doubt I'll read it...but the idea of Dr. Manhattan getting trounced by the Trinity is an appealing one.
 
Seriously, he'd need the rest of the Watchmen just to even the odds...and that'd only last so long.


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Do you remember the rest of the Watchmen?

They aren't "evening up" anything.


-ZacWilliam, Dr Manhattan is god-tier sure, but the others are all normal humans and pretty screw/screwed up.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:38 AM

Saturday Morning Watchmen need to make an appearance
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:06 AM

 

I wonder if they'll give him pants

That's Manhattan's main weapon. Just smacking Superman around with his blue dong.

 

 

When I was reading some article about whether Watchmen characters should appear in Injustice 2, that was the first thing I thought of :p

 

Part of me is annoyed to see Watchmen being dragged into the main DC universe, but another part really wants to see if this works.  I liked the Rebirth special for the most part, and I think it's possible for Johns to pull this off, if he's on his A-game.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:10 AM

 

I doubt I'll read it...but the idea of Dr. Manhattan getting trounced by the Trinity is an appealing one.
 
Seriously, he'd need the rest of the Watchmen just to even the odds...and that'd only last so long.


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Do you remember the rest of the Watchmen?

They aren't "evening up" anything.


-ZacWilliam, Dr Manhattan is god-tier sure, but the others are all normal humans and pretty screw/screwed up.

 

 

My logic, essentially, is that the other Watchmen would be distracting Batman and/or Wonder Woman while Superman focuses on Dr. Manhattan...and that it would be a short distraction.

 

Seriously, I don't care how powerful you are. You go up against Batman in a face-to-face matchup, and you're screwed. Because he's Batman.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:54 AM

Batman would take out Rorschach, Nite Owl, and Silk Spectre within a minute, they're nothing special. Ozymandias would present the greatest challenge, I could see him being a Deathstroke-tier threat, but Bruce would come out on top in the end.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:33 PM

Seriously, I don't care how powerful you are. You go up against Batman in a face-to-face matchup, and you're screwed. Because he's Batman.

 

I still hold that Black Panther would beat Batman, because he's literally Batman but better on every measurable metric.

But then again I don't feel like Black Panther could beat every other character, so...?


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:32 PM

 

I doubt I'll read it...but the idea of Dr. Manhattan getting trounced by the Trinity is an appealing one.
 
Seriously, he'd need the rest of the Watchmen just to even the odds...and that'd only last so long.

?

Do you remember the rest of the Watchmen?

They aren't "evening up" anything.


-ZacWilliam, Dr Manhattan is god-tier sure, but the others are all normal humans and pretty screw/screwed up.
 
 
My logic, essentially, is that the other Watchmen would be distracting Batman and/or Wonder Woman while Superman focuses on Dr. Manhattan...and that it would be a short distraction.

Because Manhattan would atomize Superman in seconds?

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:43 PM

 

I wonder if they'll give him pants

That's Manhattan's main weapon. Just smacking Superman around with his blue dong.

 

 

 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:36 AM

Please stop picking at The Watchmen, DC. Do something new.

I agree. This is a terrible idea and they should have left Watchmen alone as the critically acclaimed story that it is.

Before Watchmen was pushing it. But now? The Watchmen were supposed to be deconstructions of superheroes and the effect they would have on the world, when you have them actually unironically with Superman and Batman you might as well forget all of that. They're just another bunch of capes now in an overcrowded universe.

 

It's especially galling as the Watchmen characters were stand-ins for Charlton characters that DC have already been using in the main series. What's Rorschach gonna do that Question can't?


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:11 AM

Eh. Honestly Watchmen is what it is. D.C. Playing with the characters this many years later isn't gonna alter that text any more than the abysmal League or Extrordinary Gentlemen movie damaged the book Tom Sawyer or the novel Dracula.

That said, I think DCs central thesis seems to be to use the Watchmen as representative of misguided gritty-realistic cynicism in contrast to the bright hope they've now (after years of running away from it as hard as they can) decided is the core tenant of the D.C. U. Which seems a bit questionable a takeaway from the actual Watchmen text which despite moments of cynicism also manages a few big moments of hope as well.


-ZacWilliam, I guess if you are using it as symbolic of the era of comics that sprung from it maybe, but that's really reductive and kind of misguidedly judgemental to hang around the neck of the best of that material.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:02 AM

DC Rebirth  vs TDKR Batman wouldn't really catch as much attention I guess. 


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