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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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#41 LV!

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:24 PM

Unlike the deadly serious Ken Jeong!

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:26 PM

Eh, fair enough.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:32 PM

Bah gawd.

 

 

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:33 PM

Yeah. Apparently that's a thing now.

 

http://www.hollywood...mblebee-1025411

 

 

 

(also confirms Bee's a VW Bug again. will you shut up now, purists?!?!)

 

 


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:41 PM

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:43 PM

Worth pointing out that this is our first look at the plot:

 


The story is set in the year 1987, where Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie (Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.

 

Which is prooooobably pretty much what everyone expected, really.  Basically Herbie if Herbie were Bumblebee.  Then enemies happen, since we know from the leaks that this has a Transformer named "Stryker" (technically "Stryker 2") in it.


Edited by Spark, 31 July 2017 - 02:43 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#47 M Sipher

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:46 PM

Okay jokes aside? This legit has me going "I like John Cena and I'm now more interested in this movie".

 

I don't even watch wrestling, but Cena-the-dude has an undeniable goofy charm, and he comes across as an honestly good person. He doesn't take his wrestlesona and fame unduly seriously, he's more than willing to make fun of himself, he has fulfilled more Make-A-Wishes than ANYONE (the kids love Cena), and there was this video.

 

On paper, this movie seems to be doing just about everything right for a franchise turnaround. I honestly hope it pans out that way.

 

 

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:47 PM

He's also a pretty good voice actor with Ferdinand the Bull coming up soon.


Edited by Spark, 31 July 2017 - 02:47 PM.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:48 PM


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:50 PM

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:53 PM

you can't see me... because i turn into a car transformers the bumblebee movie only in theaters summer 2018

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:53 PM

will you shut up now, purists?!?!

Depends. Will you get your head out of you-know-where and realize they're selling you trash?

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:55 PM

 

The story is set in the year 1987, where Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie (Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.

 

 

 

no ordinary yellow VW bug.

 

 
 
YES

 

(You've got to wonder why they didn't go with 1984, though...)


Edited by Broadside, 31 July 2017 - 02:56 PM.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:03 PM

(You've got to wonder why they didn't go with 1984, though...)

 

 

Obviously so they can use characters introduced in the movie. They didn't exist before 1986.

 

I am very smart.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:05 PM

Okay, I stopped collecting new movie toyline guys and got into this franchise far too late to be a 1984 purist about anything, but if Hasbro put out enough varied movie-verse VW Beetles they could bring me to financial ruin.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:06 PM

I have no specific problem with Bee as a VW, but it's a little about to me that this means he turned into a beat-up '77 Camaro sometime in the late '80s, and I was really hoping this would reveal he was a shiny new '77 and just got old.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:10 PM

This'll get people to watch the movie again and again hoping to spot him. But it's John Cena, so...

Also.

also confirms Bee's a VW Bug again. will you shut up now, purists?!?!)
 
 

Ha! If anything this has just changed their spiel from "he should be a VW Beetle, Bay sux" to "ahhaha we told you so Bayformers suxxors".

They will NEVER shut up.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:09 PM

I have no specific problem with Bee as a VW, but it's a little about to me that this means he turned into a beat-up '77 Camaro sometime in the late '80s, and I was really hoping this would reveal he was a shiny new '77 and just got old.

Well, he was a VW in WWII, so maybe he just felt nostalgic...?  I'm just curious if they're going to cram his usual movie body into a VW frame or completely redo his design and just leave the head and the door wings.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:11 PM

Obviously if the movie does well it's only because they gave Bumblebee his right alt mode.
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:13 PM


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