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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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#21 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:13 PM

How much is Porsche against "war toys" these days?


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:26 PM

Volkswagen Group has licensed Volkswagens, Lamborghinis and Bugattis, so it's hard to imagine one part of it would have a super hardline stance against them. My guess is more "wants too much money" or "are too picky about panel lines" over "don't want to remind people about the first half of the twentieth century", but who knows.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:43 PM

Hound

Jazz

Mirage 

Trailbreaker (in that order)

 

Then the '84 regular Autobots are done. They can sprinkle some mini-bots in between, but they're so close to finishing '84 otherwise.

 

Then, sure, go back to jumping around a bit. Galvatron would be nice, but he needs a Cyclonus and Scourge. I think I'd actually love a Blitzwing and Astrotrain before them though.

 

Oh, and don't forget BW Megatron, Tarantulas, Black Arachnia, Waspinator, and Rhinox.

 

Then Transmetal Primal and Megs.

 

Then... (uh what year is it by now? :D )


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:24 PM

Volkswagen Group has licensed Volkswagens, Lamborghinis and Bugattis, so it's hard to imagine one part of it would have a super hardline stance against them. My guess is more "wants too much money" or "are too picky about panel lines" over "don't want to remind people about the first half of the twentieth century", but who knows.

 

Well, there's also the issue that MP Bumblebee, IIRC, somehow snuck through by using a pre-existing license for regular toy cars.  There may not be a comparable pre-existing license to get Cliffjumper and Jazz to go through.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:45 PM

That doesn't really address the Lamborghinis or Bugattis, although I guess you could argue that neither of those is a traditionally German marque.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:47 PM

It also doesn't address the upcoming Bumblebee movie toyline.  Nonetheless, I think that's all we have to go on for explanation at this point.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 08:19 PM

I know there's no way to say this without sounding like I'm passive-aggressively calling you out, but I'd love to read some kind of citation or explanation of that.



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:02 PM

Well if Takara can ever get Porsche to agree in full on Cliffjumper, a Tap-Out from that mold would be nice. Which of course is still rather unlikely given Tap-Out's obscurity, but then again, Takara did Lambor G-2 Ver. despite not having Lambor in their 1990s G-2 line.


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:07 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

 

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:24 PM

When they hold another Japanese fan vote.


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:41 PM

I know there's no way to say this without sounding like I'm passive-aggressively calling you out, but I'd love to read some kind of citation or explanation of that.

 

Citation for what specifically?


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:39 PM

I think that MP Bee "snuck through".

 

I do vaguely remember seeing that hypothesis somewhere, but I don't recall whether it was confirmed. Also, if that were true wouldn't pretty much anything be allowed (as I doubt a Beetle was the only pre-existing old license)?


 
 
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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:40 AM

I'm probably forgetting that this was debunked somewhere, but did we ever find out if this Meister/Jazz-y silhouette meant anything?

 

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:27 AM

I'm probably forgetting that this was debunked somewhere, but did we ever find out if this Meister/Jazz-y silhouette meant anything?
 
https://www.allspark...tokyo-toy-show/


It was super fake. Someone found the original image shortly thereafter.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:18 PM

I think that MP Bee "snuck through".
 
I do vaguely remember seeing that hypothesis somewhere, but I don't recall whether it was confirmed. Also, if that were true wouldn't pretty much anything be allowed (as I doubt a Beetle was the only pre-existing old license)?


I haven't found the original interview with Hasui, but the discussion in this thread refers to it.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:48 PM

Okay, so...not quite "sneaking through with a preexisting license", based on that quote. More that they already had relationships with a lot of the car manufacturers via Tomica, and that made it easier to negotiate from a position of familiarity.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:05 PM

Here's the interview.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:19 PM

Here's the interview.


That interview covers the license for Wheeljack, not Bumblebee. But in a similar way, it was enabled by the merger. I think there maybe another interview or article that specifically covers obtaining the license for Bumblebee.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:08 AM

Yeah, that doesn't sound like it sneaked through. I mean, sneaking suggests it was done without knowledge of the other party. And like, I imagine there'd be trouble if they made a transforming robot while keeping VW under the impression that they'd only make toy cars.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 09:51 AM

That's why I put the "snuck" in quotations. Obviously all parties were involved, but whether or not it was a gray, one-time-only type deal thanks to previous licenses or not is what's hard to determine. In my mind, I compare it to something like Fracture where Hasbro admitted they were pushing the boundaries when they made her. 

 

I certainly hope it means we'll see Jazz, but the approval of one doesn't guarantee the approval of another.


 
 
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