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@  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

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489


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#1 Maruten

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:31 AM

https://www.themarys...ys-millarworld/

 

That's kind of interesting.

 

Netflix has been enjoying the success of comic book adaptations lately with their own corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and now the company is making its ties to the comic book world even deeper. The streaming TV giant just acquired its very own comic book company with its purchase of Millarworld.

 

The comic book company is run by Lucy and Mark Millar, the latter of whom you may know as the writer of Marvel’s Old Man Logan and Civil War—which Netflix is happy to point out have both recently served as inspiration for successful movies—as well as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Wanted. Though all those have already seen adaptations, there’s plenty more material for Netflix to mine at Millarworld, which they plan to do as Netflix continues to bolster its original content, along with creating brand new properties.

 

Millar’s understandably thrilled with the deal, saying, “This is only the third time in history a major comic book company has been purchased at this level. I’m so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans. Netflix is the future and Millarworld couldn’t have a better home.” Under the acquisition, Netflix is planning to leverage the Millarworld comics into “films, series and kids’ shows,” as well as fostering the continued creation of original comics.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:38 AM

Anything involving Mark Millar makes me wery

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:47 AM

I'd consider that reasonable. 

 

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 02:36 AM

That's cool. Now can I have volume two of American Jesus already?


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 02:37 AM


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:37 AM

and they wonder why they're deep in debt...


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:42 AM

and they wonder why they're deep in debt...

 

How do you get to this leap in logic?

 

Kingsman made $414 million on 81 million budget.  Kickass made $96 million on 30 million.  Wanted made $341 million on 75 million.  That's not even touching Logan's $606 million or Civil War's 1.1 billion which has other factors going for it but is still based on adapting Millar work.

 

Dislike his comics all you want, the movies that are made off them are proven bank.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 09:29 AM

Kingsman made $414 million on 81 million budget.  Kickass made $96 million on 30 million.  Wanted made $341 million on 75 million.  That's not even touching Logan's $606 million or Civil War's 1.1 billion which has other factors going for it but is still based on adapting Millar work.

 

So, what you're saying is that all the good work from Millarworld is already produced or licensed? Kingsman, Kickass, and Wanted have all been made and rights transferred. Superior, Jupiter's Legacy, Nemisis, Starlight and Super Crooks have all been optioned but not made. The only one that's left, not licensed, AND that has real mass appeal potential is ChronoNauts IMO. Best guess? A lot of the deals are about to expire and they're hoping the content doesn't go into production, so they can put them into turnaround and get some quick content?

 

You see the corporate turn on Netflix is already happening. They hold too much caché and you're going to see more and more moves like Disney's, in the end leaving Netflix as the home for crappy VOD cinematic shovel-ware and their own content, which is going to dry out as the subscribers do with quality content. There's going to be a push and pull as more and more services start launching as studios realize that serving content isn't as hard as it once was.


Edited by PiratedTVPro, 09 August 2017 - 01:08 PM.

Yep.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:31 PM

The comics that Kingsman and Wanted are based on are the worst thing ive ever read...wanted was terrible as a movie....and Kingsman, thankfully is FUN as a movie. But i cant lie and say that Kick-Ass and the whole RLSH scene havent had a huge impact on my life.

 

Good for Millar..when he's on, he's awesome. But when he's off...look out.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:32 AM

Best guess? A lot of the deals are about to expire and they're hoping the content doesn't go into production, so they can put them into turnaround and get some quick content?

 

I did some research. The only Millarworld titles that haven’t been optioned are Reborn and The Unfunnies, neither of which seem to have much widespread commercial appeal. Both could work in animation, but I don't think that's why Netflix courted this bedfellow. I can't find any of the option projects entering turnaround (or even getting close to reverting), so this is more of a "acqui-hire" than a real company acquisition. Millar does consistently put out new franchise material that could (usually) be translated to other mediums and this will give Netflix the first right of refusal for those projects, as well as owning the rights to anything that might eventually revert back to the company. Netflix hasn't disclosed the terms, so I'm willing to bet this was a relatively small deal, but Netflix could see Millar as the next Stan Lee and wants to get in while the getting is good, especially given their high-profile breakup with Disney.


Edited by PiratedTVPro, 15 August 2017 - 09:35 AM.

Yep.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:04 PM

Netflix would have probably been better served trying to cut a deal with Image.  Black Science and most of Remender's work would adapt very nicely to Netflix's production style.

 

So, what you're saying is that all the good work from Millarworld is already produced or licensed? Kingsman, Kickass, and Wanted have all been made and rights transferred. Superior, Jupiter's Legacy, Nemisis, Starlight and Super Crooks have all been optioned but not made. The only one that's left, not licensed, AND that has real mass appeal potential is ChronoNauts IMO. Best guess? A lot of the deals are about to expire and they're hoping the content doesn't go into production, so they can put them into turnaround and get some quick content?

Chrononauts was licensed as it was being written.  I otherwise agree.


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