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@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 July 2020 - 05:13 PM)

KHAAAAAAAN

@  PlutoniumBoss : (31 July 2020 - 03:04 PM)

Bueller? Bueller?

@  Jet : (31 July 2020 - 11:31 AM)

DONKEY!

@  Maximus Ambus : (31 July 2020 - 06:55 AM)

Spanner

@  Xaaron : (31 July 2020 - 06:49 AM)

Jetstorm

@  Nevermore : (31 July 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Tankor

@  SG Roadbuster : (31 July 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Overrun

@  lastmaximal : (31 July 2020 - 01:33 AM)

Buckethead

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 July 2020 - 07:15 PM)

Now I wonder how many Transformers we can name with the fewest possible different names.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:38 PM)

Ransack. That's like another 20 or so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 July 2020 - 06:18 PM)

"Prowl". There, that's at least fifteen.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Or do you want people to spam the Squawkbox with lists of 100 characters?

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Oky, just one question: If I were to say "Yes, I could", how could you be sure I'm not lying?

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:08 PM)

i don't go into people's threads that have no relevance to my interests just to be an ass by telling them that their comments and opinions are of no value just because they have no personal interest to me.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:06 PM)

i think one of us is misunderstanding what the squawkbox is actually for.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:06 PM)

and what is wrong with that? you respond to me to lessen your own boredom.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:05 PM)

I'm asking people if they think they could.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:05 PM)

Or did you just think of another random question to lessen your boredom?

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:04 PM)

Is this a survey?


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#361 LiamA

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 04:21 AM

Went by my old Toys R' Us and the signage is still up on the outside.



#362 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 02:45 PM

And it'll probably stay there until someone finally buys the property and changes the sign.  I STILL see some Hastings signs around here and the chain as been gone for a good couple years by this point.



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 03:06 PM

My understanding is that there is nothing left of TRU aside from the IP.  They sold everything earlier this year, from the buildings to the infrastructure to the inventories.

 

 

Not only that, but I don't think that Bain, KKR, et al., are even the owners of the IP anymore. That was granted to a group of lenders. It is the lenders who are now making decisions on what to do with the IP. 

The old TRU is gone. This is already a completely new entity we're talking about. 



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 03:22 PM

And it'll probably stay there until someone finally buys the property and changes the sign.  I STILL see some Hastings signs around here and the chain as been gone for a good couple years by this point.

Someone's doing something with the property. The one here in Fargo has crews almost every day doing something inside and the signs haven't been touched.

Now with this news and the former employee Twitter activity, I'm guessing someone hasn't been entirely on the up and up.

Edited by MidnightFox, 09 October 2018 - 03:24 PM.


#365 ThunderWear

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 05:15 PM

A lot of TRUs were renting the buildings though. Could just be the landlord already has another lease signed.

The TRUs with higher rents were first on the chopping block during closures.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 04:08 PM

The one near where I work was definately the leased variety. They took the logo off the front of the building about a month ago and that chain that just sells Halloween costumes put banners on the front and over the TRU sign by the road.
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#367 Confuzor

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 04:12 PM

At least one TRU in my are has become a Halloween Store with a little side section for selling toys.
POTP Grimlock was $42. Don't think they'll have much luck...

#368 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:50 PM

At least one TRU in my are has become a Halloween Store with a little side section for selling toys.
POTP Grimlock was $42. Don't think they'll have much luck...

Yeah, that's what I was afraid was going to happen.  They make all this fuss about opening these toy sections...then over price the stuff to the point they'll probably take a bath on them. Probably bought stuff at retail price to begin with rather than try and make a deal to get a lower price so they could sell for less than double the mass retail rate.



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:00 PM

guess who's back and you know how the rest of the song goes



#370 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:47 PM

 

Who? Who's back?

 

--LBD "Nytetrayn"


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#371 Telly

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:16 PM

mack the knife!


Edited by Telly, 11 October 2018 - 11:16 PM.

When I die I will surely go to Heaven for i spent my life in Hell

#372 MidnightFox

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:42 AM

 

 

Who? Who's back?

 

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

 

 

My Boyfriend, estranged evil twin of Josh Boyfriend.

 

(hey-ya, hey-ya)


Edited by MidnightFox, 12 October 2018 - 05:44 AM.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 10:02 AM

Geoffrey's back. Tell a friend.


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Posted 17 October 2018 - 04:14 PM

Apologies for the overlap into politics, but this is relevant to the topic.

 

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 06:16 AM

So last year Irish toy retail giant Smyths took over the "DACH" division of Toys"R"Us (which means the German-speaking countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

Now the 2018 Christmas season is over, and Symths is in the processing of rebranding the newly acquired stores. Several of the stores I visited had already partially rearranged their layout, resulting in a massive Transformers section! Gone is the old "overstock" section of additional stock hidden behind flaps or stacked on top of the shelf, replaced by a much friendlier, impressive arrangement.

"Smyths" shopping baskets are already available in several stores, and some have also replaced the store signs.

https://www.fuldaerz...-toys-HX8606854
Aus Toys "R" Us wird "Smyths Toys" - Mitarbeiter wurden übernommen
Smyths Toys: Relaunch für deutsche Toys R Us-Märkte - GamesWirtschaft.de
Aus der Kamener Toys"R"Us Filiale wird ein Smyths Toys Superstore
ToysRUs wird zu Smyth Toys: Die ersten Filialen tragen neue Namen
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The new German website is supposed to be launched in late March. Apparently there was already a test run recently: When trying to access listings at the UK Smyths website, I was being aggressively redirected to an "under construction" version of the upcoming German site.

List of already rebranded stores:
Smyths Toys | Kinderspielzeug online kaufen

Edited by Nevermore, 08 February 2019 - 03:13 AM.

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#376 Have a Pickle

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:19 PM

It's only a matter of time before Smyth's opens locations in Poland.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:38 AM

Good one, Peabo.

Anyway, that's pretty damn awesome.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:45 PM

It's only a matter of time before Smyth's opens locations in Poland.

No, first they're going to demand locations in nearby parts of the Czech Republic and Slovakia until they're all over the place there, then they'll start opening locations in Poland.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:56 AM

Someone watched the History Channel recently. Now you've forced me to change names again.



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