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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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#241 Chip

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:28 PM

The sides needed paint or a deeper sculpt. With Bee, they realized that if you can't paint the windows you should just sculpt them rolled down.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:39 PM

TFW2005 user Ikkad has posted some relative size comparison images.


"Plastic is very cheap"
"Feels like a KO"
"Lack of elbows restricts poseability"
"Uses fake chest windows"
"Hasbro has cornered the market on KO TFs"

I should've just looked at the mirrored pictures instead of clicking through to the review.


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#243 Noideaforaname

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:53 PM

Super simple G1-ish Optimus Prime toy has to cheat the window chest bit? :???



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:56 PM

The windows are on the top of his backpack and wider than his chest. It's just simply not using the G1 transformation. For what they were trying to accomplish here, it seems like a totally reasonable solution.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:01 PM

 

TFW2005 user Ikkad has posted some relative size comparison images.


"Plastic is very cheap"
"Feels like a KO"
"Lack of elbows restricts poseability"
"Uses fake chest windows"
"Hasbro has cornered the market on KO TFs"

 

These quotes could be from virtually any toy reveal thread on TFW.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:38 AM

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#247 Cabooceratops

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:47 AM

Read as "crab Magnus", got excited, then disappointed.


I am so down for Crabnus =o

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:50 AM

TFW2005 user Ikkad has posted some relative size comparison images.


"Plastic is very cheap"
"Feels like a KO"
"Lack of elbows restricts poseability"
"Uses fake chest windows"
"Hasbro has cornered the market on KO TFs"
 
These quotes could be from virtually any toy reveal thread on TFW.

Well then that guy fits right in. It's like a goddamned Mad Lib.

No wonder I almost exclusively stay on the Allspark.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:27 AM

TBH, these guys don't look good at all. The smaller legends and the larger Cyber Battalion managed to be cheap figures that still had good silhouettes and sculpts, but these guys really seem to lack that.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:37 AM

I'm a sucker for small, cheap TFs but it's hard to get excited about these when we've seen the same characters done better at relatively low pricepoints in fairly recent memory (I mean, this is basically that first wave of new Legends from a couple years ago, just less good).

 

I'm totally in for Grimlock, though, and it might be cool if the line continues and produces some less ubiquitous characters. Obviously I'm not the target audience, so anything good we get out of this is a bonus.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:39 AM

Ouch. After I shared the review video for the Allspark on Facebook, a guy from Hong Kong says "not good", and then a guy from Colombia says "ugly".


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:49 AM

Not really surprising, is it? These are just about the least fan-oriented Transformers toys Hasbro produces. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:20 PM

I don't know about that. They're G1 - that covers a multitude of sins to many people. I bet, at gunpoint, lots of people would take them over a movie One-Step - or maybe a movie Deluxe.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:25 PM

Okay, that's fair - I mean, would take one over a Movie one-step, and it'd depend on the Deluxe in question. I even considered getting CB Jetfire as a custom base. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 09 December 2017 - 12:25 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:29 PM

Movie fan super-biased comment follows:

The same guy arguing that TLK Legion Hot Rod is just a recolor of RID Legion Sideswipe will buy two of each so he can keep one MOSC.

(Snarky remark written after setting my Movie One-step back down on the coffee table.)


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:41 PM

I get what they're going for with these, I really do, but man they don't look good.

 

I mean Starscream probably looks the best but that jet mode just kills it.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:53 PM

These are so clearly not designed for this market, I don't really get the surprise at their quality. I wouldn't buy them, but I know I'm not even remotely expected to.

 

Then again, kids uh... find a way. I used Gobot Road Ranger as my Optimus Prime. You make do with what ya got.


 
 
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 04:04 PM

Road Ranger is an extremely cool toy on it's own merits. This isn't, but it does look more like an established character. I'd hope Road Ranger would win out.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 02:28 AM

I'm going to end up buying a bunch of those Starscreams simply to pilfer their null-rays.
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Posted 10 December 2017 - 05:56 AM

Didn't you get like any Titans Return cars? :p



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