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@  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

@  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.


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#21 Sabrblade

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:42 PM

Still, whoever first came up with the idea of the Thirteen (3H, Fun Pub, Hasbro, Simon Furman on his own in the john), 

It was Furman. He confirmed at BotCon 2012 that the idea of the Thirteen was something he came up with.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:49 PM

 

 

- Universal streams: Love 'em or hate 'em, the universal stream system has helped define and categorize the Transformers multiverse. And with its use in Alternity material, the idea has spread beyond Fun Publications and the Wiki.

 

And makes the Wikia completely unreadable to pretty much anyone that might need to read a Wiki.

 

 

Can't say I'm not a bit proud of that.

 

 

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:50 PM

BC99 Windrazor and his SPAAAARRRK EXTINGUISHER made it into a mass retail video game.

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:18 AM

Greenlight and Lancer have shown up in IDW, I know they first appeared in the cartoon but they were named by the club no?

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 11:06 AM

Greenlight and Lancer have shown up in IDW, I know they first appeared in the cartoon but they were named by the club no?


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#26 NightViper

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 11:32 AM

Greenlight inspired by the obvious. Lancer came from "Atlanta" since the plot was, in the very broadest way, inspired by Jason and the Argonauts.

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 12:08 PM

I wanna point out that the initial 5-year arc of Club comics that delved into the 13 and etc came from Forrest Lee, who was from Hasbro, not a fan brought in by FP. Which muddies those waters a shade.
 
Roulette is in the IDW comics and not dead! And a female Shadow Striker did pop up in the Revenge of the Fallen toyline.
 
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This would be incorrect. I approached Simon Furman about using one of the 13, and he said ok. I took my idea to Forest Lee, the center robot being one of the 13 with 4 drone like parts. He reworked the idea in to the combined mode being Nexus Prime and being split in to 5 components. Forest and I talked about that on one of the Club Magazine panels at BotCon.

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 04:47 PM

There was a drink called the "Grand Uprising" in one of the recent OP issues.

I hate these gags
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 04:54 PM

Thank you for your contribution.



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Posted 17 September 2017 - 05:22 PM

There was a drink called the "Grand Uprising" in one of the recent OP issues.

I hate these gags


Care to elaborate?

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 05:59 PM

Nope!
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 06:09 PM

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 06:19 PM

There's a Grand Uprising in my pants.



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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:06 PM

Hey Spacewarp, I can't believe I forgot until now to mention your Ask Vector Prime post about transgender Transformers. It served as a testbed for Rachel Stevens when she helped James Roberts with Lost Light #8's explanation of transgender Cybertronian Transformers.
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 02:06 PM

Well what do you know?
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:20 PM

Haha, really? Crazy. Also, those flames are perfect. That is exactly what an evil Hot Rod would think was badass.

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 03:30 AM

The smaller robot's name is now Hot Topic.



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:53 AM

Among less popular media:

 

Shokaract debuted as the villain of the 3H Club storyline "Reaching the Omega Point" and later became the main villain of the IDW's retail The Ascending series.

 

An Animated-style Autotrooper and Dug Base made cameos in Deviations.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:59 AM

An Animated-style Autotrooper and Dug Base made cameos in Deviations.


How is that a fan club thing?

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 10:05 AM

 

An Animated-style Autotrooper and Dug Base made cameos in Deviations.


How is that a fan club thing?

 

Oops, I thought the Animated incarnations of the Autotrooper and Dug Base debuted in the BotCon 2010 materials.


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