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@  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.

@  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.


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 10:15 AM

And I think Cameron knew it was not gonna be as big as an MCU pic or other blockbusters else he would of made it more of a spectacle as it is it was really grounded by the source material he told the story he wanted to tell box office numbers be damned


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 11:33 AM

I think with good word of mouth and home media sales, this film might gain a sequel, I know they extended its run in China (with permission of course), which is a good thing, the marketing for this hasn't been great, but good word of mouth is helping it along!


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 12:01 PM

I was surprised to see zero marketing for it after it was released in theaters in the US.  No "The #1 movie in the world" or "The #1 movie in theaters".  But they already spent a boatload of money on marketing already, anymore was probably not worth it at that point.


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 12:26 PM

"See the best Female lead of 2019." 

 

that would have drawn some attention XD 



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 03:47 PM

And I think Cameron knew it was not gonna be as big as an MCU pic or other blockbusters else he would of made it more of a spectacle as it is it was really grounded by the source material he told the story he wanted to tell box office numbers be damned

Cameron basically ditched it on a coin toss over pursuing Alita or Avatar in 2005 and wasn't going to do anything with it until Robert Rodriguez asked him about it in 2015, so I don't think it's really much of a passion project for him once Avatar came into the picture.  And Rodriguez got to direct it since he was the only one who could tackle editing down the original 290ish page script into something watchable, so I'd say Rodriguez deserves much more credit for the film (good and bad points) than Cameron at this point.


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 07:07 PM

The film crossed the $400 million mark this past weekend.

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:58 PM

I was surprised to see zero marketing for it after it was released in theaters in the US.  No "The #1 movie in the world" or "The #1 movie in theaters".  But they already spent a boatload of money on marketing already, anymore was probably not worth it at that point.

 

The Fox people were just marking time at that point, since the Disney deal was over a month away from closing and they were to be laid off.



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Posted 25 March 2019 - 10:04 PM

The social media accounts for this movie all stopped posting once the Fox / Disney merger was finalized.

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 10:20 PM

Oh wow. So they just opted to completely step back from the distribution of shits given. That's wild.


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 26 March 2019 - 12:29 AM

so does this make it the last Fox movie of note? or are we waiting to see how shit Dark Phoenix is or isn't 



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Posted 26 March 2019 - 01:04 AM

I just hope the BD release is not blotched


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 06:42 AM

Oh wow. So they just opted to completely step back from the distribution of shits given. That's wild.

I'm guessing, that once the purchase came through that anything they were promoting (not just this movie) should stop.  At least until things are figured out.

 

X-Men Movies Twitter's last tweet was 3/19/2019, a day before the merger was complete:  https://twitter.com/XMenMovies

 

But they only tweeted once a week, so it's interesting to see if they pick up with tweets again.

 

Since someone is likely being paid to tweet, they probably have to figure out who is doing what now.

 

so does this make it the last Fox movie of note? or are we waiting to see how shit Dark Phoenix is or isn't 

According to this list, it's the last movie to be released before the merger:  https://en.wikipedia...2000–present)

 

I just hope the BD release is not blotched

 

I doubt it.  I'm getting 4K personally.  If a 3-D release is made, that too.


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 09:37 AM

 

Oh wow. So they just opted to completely step back from the distribution of shits given. That's wild.

I'm guessing, that once the purchase came through that anything they were promoting (not just this movie) should stop.  At least until things are figured out.

There's every possibility that there was no one left to maintain the social media stuff, since we don't know exactly when the sweeping layoffs began.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:51 PM

The Twitter account posted for the first time just about an hour ago since the Fox and Disney merger.
https://twitter.com/...9394166784?s=19

Only about 300 theaters are still showing this. So there is a certain level of irony to the tweet.

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 08:19 PM

The fact that it is still playing is quite nice. 
 
I remember back in the day when movies would be in the theater for months, and would take a year to come out on VHS rental, then take another year to be affordable to buy.
 
Now it is about 3 months from the theater start to BD...

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 09:56 PM

True, I've been anxiously awaiting the home media announcement. Can't wait to get this on 4K.
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Posted 11 April 2019 - 12:14 AM

This set finally arrived today... it's gigantic!

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Always loved those mangas fro 25 years since i read them and saw the OAV



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Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:55 AM

I'm waiting for the boxset with the manga, I ordered it the other week from Amazon but it taking along time as there is a delay of about two months for it. I will get the DVD release when it comes out, whenever that is!


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:12 AM

DVD, Blu-ray, 4K are reportedly coming 6/25/2019.

https://www.blu-ray....Blu-ray/240060/


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 10:08 AM

Nice, can't wait to see it again





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