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@  ThunderWear : (27 January 2020 - 08:56 PM)

Think of it positively, maybe your face just has optional no-slip surfaces

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 January 2020 - 05:38 PM)

I have dyspraxia so use a electric trimmer, it's never smooth. NEVER!

@  Benbot : (27 January 2020 - 12:52 PM)

don't you hate it when you shave but miss a whisker and it bugs you all day long and you try to yank it out but you can't because it's too short to get a hold of but your hand keeps finding it whenever you touch your face?

@  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


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#41 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 04:47 AM

Well, since no one else is going to say it, apparently...

"Arise, Wheelimus Prime."

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

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#42 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 12:55 PM

As most of you know I've been helping run things here save for a two year vacation that just ended less than a month ago since late 2002. We've done a lot of great things over those years, lived through a bunch of heartache, and everything in between. But I can honestly say that in all of those I never once hired 14 people at once. Which means the next few weeks are going to be crazy but a lot of fun.

 

We needed new blood for the front page, new blood for the social media game (*Wheels forces self to smile*), and new blood for all the great projects I want to deliver to you guys in the years ahead. Loved March Mayhem? Wait til you see the TWO companions we're working on there. Things like that.

 

So we'll begin by welcoming two retired staff members back who are reentering the staff ranks - Onyx Minor and Strafe! And go ahead and note that I'm waiting for D Buster Prime to decide if he's crazy enough to do it too.

 

And then the new folks who will soon be helping to deliver your Allspark experience. In no particular order

 

Broadside

Vexwing

Maruten

Sciflyer

NotVeryKnightly

Kira Kira

SoS

Andrusi

Copper Bezel

Dracula

 

And to round it off  SHIELD Agent 47 will soon be joining once we finish the info needed for OCD Wheels records. :thumbsup

 

Presuming DBP is crazy enough to come back a total of 14 new or returning staff. Welcome them please. A lot of fun things in the works for you guys

 

(posting to TFD and then moving (leaving a link) to General)



#43 Broadside

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:01 PM

I didn't know how to handle the responsibility of being an admin for IDWHWiki, and I don't know how to handle this, but I'll do my best!
(Congrats and welcome to everyone else, too!)

Edited by Broadside, 12 June 2017 - 01:02 PM.

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#44 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:02 PM

And now begins the New Staff Hunger Games.

 

*sounds the horn*



#45 Zodberg

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:02 PM

Thank you for making me part of the staff, I appreciate being made a global moderator and will rule with fairness. Assuming everybody pays me proper respect. And tribute.


Woooo!

#46 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:05 PM

Everyone had better be careful not to let me out of my sight, lest I add triangles to everyone's display names.

#47 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:07 PM

In a ways yes, but here's a handy bit of info to explain

 

WHEELS, COMMUNITY MANAGER - 11/02 - 02/15

 

WHEELS, DESTROYER OF WORLDS - 5/17 - Current

 

Everything in between that was inconsequential. :p



#48 Patch

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:22 PM

Congrats to all the new staff! Word of advice: don't believe anything Wheels tells you about "extra" responsibilities.

#49 Powered Convoy

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:23 PM

This is great!  Glad to see you took some of my recommendations!  :)


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#50 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:24 PM

*realizes Randy's suggestions may not have been as helpful as I took them*



#51 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:25 PM

Everyone had better be careful not to let me out of my sight, lest I add triangles to everyone's display names.


Will they all be upward-pointing?

#52 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:45 PM

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#53 Destron D-69

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:47 PM

Congrats Everyone. I'm certain all of you will provide a new and unique addition to the growing history of what a great staff this place has always had. 



#54 Glenn

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:53 PM

Congrats to all! Enjoy your time on staff, it's not all work, there is some fun involved too.


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#55 SoS

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:59 PM

Thank you for the opportunity. I hope I can do some measure of justice to the role, we have big shoes to fill.

Everyone had better be careful not to let me out of my sight, lest I add triangles to everyone's display names.

Oh! I'll add the circles!


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#56 Twilight Noisemaze

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:04 PM

Hopefully more fun than not!

#57 DarkeklawGW

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:04 PM

I knew the day would come when the Ministry and the Corporation would come together...

(Continuing a now inside joke that was made out of a Snide remark I made in P&R, which really seems to work better as an inside joke than a snide remark)


For Bella Rose Fraizer-Grant Sept 8, 2011 to Nov 26th 2011... Pop-pop will always love you!!!!

 


#58 The Predaking

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:00 PM

Congrats to the new suckers that got tal

 

 

*gets tazed by Wheels*


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


#59 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:56 PM

Tazing is so last decade. We just drug you guys now whenever you get out of hand. Got the idea from The Simpsons.



#60 Sciflyer

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:59 PM

Thank you for the warm welcome, everyone!  I have a lot of learning to do, but I am really looking forward to these "extra" responsibilities that Patchouli Knowledge spoke of! :)





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