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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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#1921 LV!

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 05:39 AM

Man, that Rumble design.



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 06:37 AM

He seems to have Sideswipe's head, Ironhide's torso, Jetfire's arms and Jazz's lower legs. Not sure about the wings or thighs...

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 07:07 AM

I didn't even think that had to be a hypothesis. It seemed obvious just from the narrative as presented.

 

(Also, doesn't Charlie have a hoodie prior to that?)

 

Look back to earlier in this thread when this had to be explained to others.
 


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 07:45 AM

More of this please:

 


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:16 AM

Wait, is that video implying that Bumblebee and Blitzwing were already fighting each other in the sky (or maybe in space) right before Bumblebee crash-landed in the Sector Seven training grounds?

 

Also, that Charlie sure sounds more like a boy.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 11:16 AM

Also, that Charlie sure sounds more like a boy.

 

Yep. the voice actor here is Ryohei Kimura.



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:39 PM

Full list of bonus content for the Bumblebee movie 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Combo Set - https://www.seibertr...62.php#p2015362
 

Thank you to Paramount Home Media, Seibertron.com received a copy of the Bumblebee movie. Here's a full rundown plus descriptions from yours truly of all of the special features and bonus material included on the Bumblebee 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray set.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, BLU-RAY COMBO & DIGITAL

  • Sector 7 Archive
    • Agent Burns: Welcome to Sector 7 - brief "recruit deployment" scene with Agent Burns (John Cena) who introduces us to Sector 7 at the Hoover Dam and teases introducing us to NBE-01.
    • Sector 7 Adventures: The Battle at Half Dome - motion comic of the comic book included with this set. Also has a couple extra scenes at the end where we are introduced to NBE-01 Megatron. I'm not a big fan of motion comics so take this for what you will. The level of acting seems similiar to video storybooks intended for young children. My copy included the actual comic as well, which was printed on nice glossy paper, with the cover feeling like it was printed on a nicer card stock (similar to postcards or business cards). Surprisingly, the comic was made by Avalanche Comics Entertainment instead of IDW.
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    • Original Opening - a different opening scene shown from Bumblebee's perspective, narrated by Bumblebee, as he's hunted by Agent Burns and friends in the forest. I'm really glad they did not use this as the opening scene. Bumblebee has a bit of a negative attitude in this scene, which does not seem like his normal personality. Kudos for someone catching this and removing this opening scene.
    • Drive to karate class - scene between Charlie and her brother Otis, who was holding onto Charlie's moped while riding on his skateboard. She arrives to her job at the Hot Dog on a Stick at the boardwalk carnival. Charlie's friends talk to her about her being different since her dad died.
    • Birthday present - Charlie's Mom (Sally) and her mom's boyfriend (Ron) present her with two gifts, of which she's not a fan.
    • Car wash and Beetle breakdown - Charlie and her brother Otis give Bumblebee a bath. Later in this scene, Bumblebee breaks down in the middle of an intersection as cars drive by with horns honking.
    • Charlie drops off Mom and Conan - After dropping them off, head to beach scene with Bumblebee practicing his disguise. In this version, he grabs her by the legs to shake off the sand from when he transformed.
    • Decepticons inspect the armory - near finished animated scene featuring Shatter and Dropkick. Dropkick adapts some new weapons from the military vehicles.
    • Drive to Cliff - Scene between Charlie and Memo where he discusses Bumblebee being a Go-Bot. Apparently Go-Bots are actual toys in this universe. Glad they cut out this scene. Much better ways to reference Go-Bots or the rivalry between the two brands back in the 1980s.
    • Sector 7 - couple of Sector 7 agents discussing who made the first machine and the Transformers god. Shatter and Dropkick discuss closing in on their target with Agent Burns.
    • Appliance War - Energon power surge that happened when Bumblebee connected with electrical socket. Dishwasher monster attacks Charlie and Memo, as well as the Fridge, TV and Alarm Clock monsters which were created by the Energon power surge.
  • Outtakes
    • Burn meets Bee - John Cena has a bit of fun when he first sees Bumblebee in forest.
    • War room - John Cena has some fun with the other actors after he answers the red phone and "pretends" to talk to the President.
    • There's a door in my way - Agent Burns talks about the Facts of Life to Simmons and that it's OK if he opens up to him. Has secret crush on Natalie. Guy that is supposed to blow up the door has wires tangled. Kind of wish they had left this in, sort of funny watching how long it takes the guy to untangle the wires. LOL.
    • Charlie in trash - scene at the tower toward end of movie. Bumblebee versus Dropkick. Dropkick's missile hits the dumpster Charlie is hiding in and it doesn't go off. She states "well, that didn't work" and then it goes off.
    • Saved the world - Memo and Agent Burns different takes with their conversation at the end after Memo arrives after battle.
  • Bee Vision: The Transformers robots of Cybertron - I liked most of the bonus features on this set, but found this one to be disappointing. I get what they were trying to do here by having a profile screen show up as new Transformers characters are shown during the Cybertron battle scenes, but there are some inconsistencies. Not all of the characters get their bio screen, or they get it later instead of when they first show up (such as Soundwave and Shockwave). While I like that the bio screens list the character's alt mode, I don't like that it looks like someone just went to a Wikipedia page and happened to see that Arcee also turned into a spider at one point (courtesy of BotCon) or that Wheeljack turned into a Ford Mustang (courtesy of the Alternators line). Those transformations are small fictional offshots from the main storyline and shouldn't have been listed. It struck me as ill-informed. Some fans might like the inclusion of these one-off alt-modes as a nods to where these characters have been, but it seems really out of place in the movie universe. It's also inconsistent that it doesn't mention other alt forms that Starscream has taken if they are going to go that route. Wish they had just kept it to their current alt forms (and/or their movie universe alt forms).
  • Bringing Bumblebee to the Big Screen (featurettes)
    • The Story of Bumblebee - featurette about the story direction of Bumblebee, his character, etc, told through various Producers and people who worked on the movie
    • The Stars Align - featurette about casting Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena for lead roles of Charlie Watson and Agent Burns respectively.
    • Bumblebee Goes Back to G1 - artists discussing using G1 as source material or launching point for recreating these characters in the "real" world. Also discuss animating Bumblebee, complexity, expressions, the Decepticons Blitzwing, Shatter, and Dropkick, and so on. There is NO discussion about Blitzwing's similarties to Starscream.
    • Back to the Beetle - behind the scenes look at Bumblebee as a Beetle, total of 8 Volkswagen Beetles available for use in movie including 1 electric Beetle that they custom built. Interesting look at the magic of Hollywood doing its thing with Bumblebee.
    • California Cruisin' Down Memory Lane - featurette with primary focus about recreating that 1980s look with the house, town, sets, cars, making Charlie's look stand out from other characters, location scouting, Santa Cruz boardwalk set, San Francisco bridge, redwood forest, showing off California, etc.

Edited by Sabrblade, 20 March 2019 - 12:40 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#1928 Telly

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:47 PM

no commentary?


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#1929 Chip

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 01:00 PM

Avalanche Comics Entertainment seems to do marketing comics, so maybe it isn't weird that they got this instead of IDW. But Viz is doing the new picture book. Is something up?

#1930 Sabrblade

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 01:13 PM

 More pics of the set and its extras can be found here - https://www.seibertr...ombo-set/43103/


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#1931 Jalaguy

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 01:45 PM

ACE made the TRU-exclusive Mission to Cybertron comic book for TLK's home video release, so them also doing this new one isn't really that remarkable.

Edited by Jalaguy, 20 March 2019 - 01:47 PM.


#1932 Chip

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 01:53 PM

Their Wikipedia page also credits them with "(Transformers franchise bible and movie-adjacent comic book materials)". Replacing the HasLab Binder of Revelation, maybe? Did we know about this?

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 02:06 PM

A company that can't even make up its own Rumble design is in charge of the Transformers franchise bible? That seems like a good plan.

#1934 Chip

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 02:13 PM

I wonder whether they're responsible for these embarrassing alt mode lists.

I also wonder when that Rumble design will filter down into a toy. We're going to get a Rumble with vestigial detail of other movie guys and we're going to have to live with it.

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 03:10 PM

That motion comic sure is a thing that was written before the movie got overhauled.  Geez.

 

Also, where are you seeing a Wikipedia page for Avalanche Comics Entertainment?


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#1936 Jalaguy

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 04:13 PM

That motion comic sure is a thing that was written before the movie got overhauled.  Geez.


Except not, because Soundwave and Brawn weren't things until the film got overhauled!

#1937 Chip

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 04:43 PM

That motion comic sure is a thing that was written before the movie got overhauled.  Geez.
 
Also, where are you seeing a Wikipedia page for Avalanche Comics Entertainment?


Oh. I'm not. I'm googling them and finding their owner. https://en.m.wikiped...an_B._Gorfinkel

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 07:53 PM

Wonder why they're not showing the Megatron deleted scene, is it so that no one can go "ah so it isn't a reboot, and transformers 2007 is after this!"

Which, if they have a bonus feature hinting at Megatron in the dam, then surely not right? And the comic has Megatron on ice so...

But the comic also has a weird Frankenstein Rumble so what do I know. Nothing.



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:52 AM

Saving him for the next movie, probably.

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 08:47 AM

I think the reality is that nothing but the movie itself actually matters and we won't know anything about what they're doing until the next one.


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