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@  Pennpenn : (20 June 2019 - 08:43 AM)

I hate it when the spicy version of something is in almost identical packaging to the non-spicy version. Especially when I don't notice until I've got home.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2019 - 05:44 PM)

They make a lot of pills for that.

@  Nevermore : (19 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

I got the results of the test back. I definitely have no sense of humor.

@  Paladin : (18 June 2019 - 05:59 PM)

so anyway how is your sex life?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 June 2019 - 10:50 AM)

These jokes are tearing me apart.

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Only if the customer reviews give it all high marks.

@  Patch : (18 June 2019 - 04:42 AM)

Are they going to call it "I-Did-Nawtflix?"

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 12:48 AM)

I see, so what the world needs is a Tommy Wiseau streaming service.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 11:02 PM)

Well, Conan did start the trend that resulted in a wave of Barbarian films in the mid to late 80s

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2019 - 10:57 PM)

I keep wanting to read Corman as Conan

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:29 PM)

There needs to be some streaming service that caters to connoisseurs of schlock. Otherwise, a huge part of our cultural history will be wiped away. While many of these films are available on blu-ray, with more coming out each month, it's good they're also available for the streaming crowd.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:18 PM)

Corman did make an impressive number of barbarian films back in the day. If impressive is the word

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I mean, where else are you going to see the entire Roger Corman barbarian fantasy library (legally) for free?

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:09 PM)

Oh Tubi TV, you are a haven for terrible films. Netflix, Hulu and Crackle all push for mainstream appeal and prestige, you got the guts to have ready access to dregs even the SyFy channel wouldn't air

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

Also you have Bayonetta and a bunch of Fire Emblem people.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

...I mean, Tales character. Probably up to/for it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 01:26 PM)

But what if I need to kill a god? Or several of them?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

Kratos is allowed, but only the one from Tales of Symphonia

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 10:56 AM)

So no Kratos?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:42 AM)

In any case I'd rather have another Fire Emblem character than another character from a PlayStation exclusive game who teeeeeechnically was in a spinoff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:39 AM)

Kong had his name on the games first, but Mario was the protagonist first. It's debatable.

@  Rycochet : (17 June 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Wouldn't Mario be the one spun off from the Donkey Kong franchise, given that Kong was first?

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 05:19 AM)

I would count Wario and Yoshi, but not DK (might be because I wasn't even aware DK was spun off from the Mario franchise until I was in my mid-20s, but whatever)

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:13 AM)

But to be fair, Corrin is the only one I particularly dislike and it's really more boredom due to their blandness as characters

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:09 AM)

It would depend on whether or not you count DK, Wario and Yoshi as part of the Mario franchise or separate. Scratch that, there are more Mario characters even with just the mushroom symbol people but it's a close call.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 02:55 AM)

You'd figure Fire Emblem would have enough characters in Smash. Kinda feels like there's more FE characters than Mario characters.

@  unluckiness : (16 June 2019 - 01:20 AM)

And for hug's sake, I hope that the new Fire Emblem's PC isn't one of the DLC

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

DINNER

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

@  Trpodeca : (11 June 2019 - 03:55 AM)

I just wish they'd release the Astro City paperback trades.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:31 AM)

As an open-minded heterosexual, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:29 AM)

Currently in the process of re-reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City. Big props for the issue featuring the "Dancing Master" and its portrayal of non-stereotypical gay characters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 June 2019 - 05:25 AM)

Don't phone charges often contain special rapid charge circuitry, though? The voltage might be higher too, given the selfie stick probably has a very basic battery.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 11:28 PM)

Glad to be of assistance!


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#101 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 10:36 AM

So... the entire reason I might consider buying it myself at a convention instead of just importing it or something is effectively negated?
 
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Are you new to living in Canada? Exchange rates mean you always end up paying more than the US retail--in this case roughly 20%, not the "nearly 100" you cited earlier.
 
And getting it at a convention still requires you to travel to and pay to get into said convention, in addition to any other costs. In terms of pure numbers that will always be the most expensive option.
 
I'm not trying to pick on you (I don't think anyone is really), but no one understands why you're upset about this either. Maybe there's something missing from your thought process here. From my perspective at least, it looks like you thought you were going to walk into a convention in Canada and pay the US price.
Newer to getting convention exclusives in Canada, anyway. Previously, I was too broke to even entertain the thought -- which probably still colors my thinking at this point, though reading the other posts here has helped (though there's still the matter of seeing if my wife will go for it -- now a tougher challenge).

That said, 20 percent of 50 is 10, so if it was only a 20 percent markup, wouldn't it only be $60? $80 is... maybe not twice the price, but more than 20, yes?

Edit: And I think I figured out where I might have gone wrong, I'll double check later.

And side note: I'm not paying anything to go to this thing, so those costs don't factor in.

Looks like if I can grab one, I'm getting it. Thanks, all!

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 11:47 AM

IF Facebook is to be believed, someone apparently found the Siege set at Ollie's.

For TWENTY-FIVE BUCKS.

-SS (Yeah, I'll be checking out the local one ASAP to verify.)

 

Nothing like that at the Ollie's I went to today. Although they did have about 20 cases of the Onslaught Red Skull wave of Captain America Marvel Legends... They might have those for awhile.



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 12:21 PM

I'll take two!



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 02:46 PM

Hmm... wonder if it's time to start making the rounds to Marshall's, TJ Maxx, and and such again.


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 02:52 PM

Every now and then if I'm not in a hurry I pop into stores like that and...

 

Man, there are few toy departments sadder than a discount clothing store's toy department in summer. The only reason the shelves aren't emptier is because they reduce the shelfspace to the barest of minimums.

 

I wouldn't make any trips SPECIFICALLY to check them. I wouldn't go out of my way. If they happen to be en-route or next to other stops? Ehn, maybe.

 

 

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 03:58 PM

That said, 20 percent of 50 is 10, so if it was only a 20 percent markup, wouldn't it only be $60? $80 is... maybe not twice the price, but more than 20, yes?

No, you're still forgetting about the exchange rate. 20% of $50 USD is $10 USD.

 

At today's exchange rate, that same $50 USD is $62.62 CAD, so that's roughly the price you would have paid initially--presumably from someone who attended and shipped it to you, so really you've been looking at a minimum of $80 CAD all along.

 

20% of that $62.62 CAD is $12.52 CAD, for a total of $75.14 CAD. Depending on the actual exchange rate on the day you purchase that number would fluctuate a bit, probably between 21-23%. I said "roughly 20%" yesterday because I didn't want to tease out that extra little bit.



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:44 PM

Nothing at closeby Ollie's, but they've put out a whole big mid-aisle multipallet of toys beyond the normal aisles, so it looks like they're starting the holiday ramp-up...

 

 

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 04:05 AM

IF Facebook is to be believed, someone apparently found the Siege set at Ollie's.

For TWENTY-FIVE BUCKS.

-SS (Yeah, I'll be checking out the local one ASAP to verify.)

 

Where was the Facebook post?  Did they show a picture of a receipt?


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 06:55 AM

FYI the Revolution set is $150 Canadian at Fan Expo. A series of emails to people on their list (like me) revealed that price.

 

Honestly, as a Canadian, that's not a bad price for what you get.



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 08:51 AM

I'll probably skip the revolution set and stick to Skateboarding Prime. Not that I don't want it, but that 150$ could be used for stuff I want more.

I'm glad there's no priority lineup this year, the advantage of having a guest pass is that I can be 1st in line before the crowd gets let in. Plus I can Snoop around to see which stands have good TF's while they are setting up.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:26 PM

So I got one of these on Thursday... shame the whole store was 25% off when I was there last night. Didn't bother checking to see if they still had it then, because why upset myself? At least now I can at least plausibly imagine that they were all sold out.

Shrodinger's Prime.

Anyway, he's pretty awesome, and unlike what I was told a while back, you CAN store all the new accessories in the trailer!

Having a touch of trouble figuring out how to position the legs in base mode so he can connect to Fort Max.

Also, are the little shoulder flaps that hold the guns meant to do anything in particular? Or the holes atop the shoulders? Those are too big for 5mm pegs.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 09:49 PM

I can confirm they were sold out on Sunday.

They still had tons of premium deco movie primes, tho

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 06:25 AM

Primitive Prime sold out on Friday. The GI Joe Missile Base sold out Saturday morning, before the entire store went 25% off.

But yeah... that 25% off HURT since I bought the Revolutions set on Friday. And the sale cut the price by almost $40.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 11:39 AM

It only dawned on me today that if they still had Trypticon, that would have been $57.50 off the $230 price tag.

Wife still said no. ;P

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 04:08 AM

Surprise! Primitive Optimus Prime has appeared at retail in Slovakia, of all places.
http://www.tfw2005.c...ovakia.1154846/

This is not entirely unprecedented; Primitive Optimus Prime is also listed by Spanish retail giant El Corte Ingles and Dutch retailer Wohi, and Dutch toy wholesaler Otto Simon was also listing it but has since taken down the listing.

The packaging is US standard, but the UPC barcode is covered by a sticker that features an official Hasbro-specific EAN barcode, which means this is an official, Hasbro-initiated import.
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Posted 24 June 2018 - 02:06 PM

Surprise! Primitive Optimus Prime has appeared at retail in Slovakia, of all places.
http://www.tfw2005.c...ovakia.1154846/

This is not entirely unprecedented; Primitive Optimus Prime is also listed by Spanish retail giant El Corte Ingles and Dutch retailer Wohi, and Dutch toy wholesaler Otto Simon was also listing it but has since taken down the listing.

The packaging is US standard, but the UPC barcode is covered by a sticker that features an official Hasbro-specific EAN barcode, which means this is an official, Hasbro-initiated import.

 

Yeah, was very surprised to see one in El Corte Ingles a couple of weeks ago. Forty euros ain't a bad price. They also had the Transformers Tribute Orion Pax 2-pack and Bumblebee 3-pack, Computron, Trypticon and a bunch of other stuff, all at higher prices.

Has something like this ever happened before with the SDCC exclusives? And if not, then what happened different this time? Did people just not want it? Or did they just over-produce it compared to the others?



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Posted 24 June 2018 - 03:46 PM

Has something like this ever happened before with the SDCC exclusives? And if not, then what happened different this time? Did people just not want it? Or did they just over-produce it compared to the others?


Aside from Hasbro-approved sales at various conventions in other countries, some of the recent SDCC exclusives have indeed been available at retail in other countries:

SDCC 2015 Combiner Wars Devastator was released as a Mr. Toys Toyworld exclusive in Australia.

SDCC 2016 Titans Return Fortress Maximus and the Titan Force set were available at A1 Toys from Scotland. The Titan Force set infamously had to have Brainstorm's name changed to "Charon" via a sticker because the name "Brainstorm" is currently held by another company in the United Kingdom.
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