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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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#81 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:15 PM

Personally, I see nothing wrong with giving Venom non-Spidey origins.  By focusing on just Brock & the Symbiote, it adds a bit of depth to both characters, rather than just having Venom being an extra violent clingy Ex, or Brock just being the worst reporter.
 
That being said, these trailers haven't convinced me that Sony can do a good Marvel film, without Marvel holding their hand.
 
Still, I hope to be pleasantly surprised.  And if it comes out good, than there's a chance it could be incorporated into the Marvel films.  I mean, the idea of doing bad guy origin movies has merit, since it can set up a future super hero film, in which you don't have to incorporate the villain's backstory into whatever story you've got planned.


That seems to be what Sony are hopingbfor. They're betting on Venom being a success and thus being the lynchpin for their tiny little piece of Marvel. By throwing up plans for Venom, Black, Silver Sable (possibly?) and Kraven the Hunter, there's been speculation that they could either be trying to build a universe to slot a Spiderman into, should they get sole ownership back. Or, they plan to serve up their group of to Marvel with a 'do you want these in your MCU? Can we have some money?'

This is all just grain of salt speculation of course.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:50 AM

PG13 and supposedly cut down to under two hours.

 

http://www.superhero...rating#/slide/1

 

 

Not a good omen, but then again this movie's almost the epitome of "damned if you do; damned if you don't."


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:27 PM

I can't disagree with the decision. A world where a Venom movie exists but 13-17 year olds couldn't go see it on their own would feel fundamentally wrong.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:56 PM

Yeah I'm kinda with you.  This feels good.

 

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:33 PM

This doesn't bother me.  I'm sure that there'll be an Unrated or R cut on the Blu-Ray, and then I'll be able to judge both and keep watching the one that I like better.



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Posted 15 September 2018 - 03:34 AM

how many Hugh Jackman Wolverine/X-men films (including cameos) were there before Logan? ... if people can wait 2 decades for Wolverine to draw blood, they can wait awhile to see venom eat brains 


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 07:27 AM

This does not seem like the BEST angle to present on release week...

 

 


In an interview with ComicsExplained, Hardy said that all his favourite scenes had ended up on the cutting-room floor. When asked "What was your favourite scene to film?" he said: "Things that aren’t in this movie."

The Taboo star continued, in a possibly tongue-in-cheek reply: "There are, like, 30 to 40 minutes' worth of scenes that aren’t in this movie... all of them. Mad puppeteering scenes, dark comedy scenes. You know what I mean? They just never made it in."

 

 

On the other hand, it's good of them to clear up the rating thing.

 

 


"There isn't some phantom version of the movie," Tolmach told comicbook.com last week. "Everyone is asking us that. Is there an R-rated cut sitting there? There isn't."

 

"We only ever talked about this movie as being PG-13," director Ruben Fleisher added. "What I've said in the past is that we wanted to push the violence to the hilt. The Dark Knight was always a huge reference point for me, personally, just as far as how far you could take a PG-13." https://www.telegrap...venom-cut-film/


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 09:17 AM

Arguably the worst angle to present on release week is that this movie will share a universe with the Jared Leto Morbius movie.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 01:32 PM

i feel like im the only one who liked whne Morbius wore a hoodie and hung out in a neighborhood and helped....thats the movie id like to see.

 

on the venom front, if NYCC doesnt kill me, i look forward to seeing it on saturday.


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 04:26 AM

I'm watching it in three hours. I'm keeping expectations even.

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 07:20 AM

25% on RT and falling.

 

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 08:41 AM

Seriously? I rather liked it.

No spoilers but BOGUS scene mid credits. Gosh darn!

Then awesome preview at the very end.



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:43 PM

I saw it and thought it was decent.  At least as entertaining as Spider-man Homecoming and oddly similar in how Peter interacts with the AI, albeit Venom is a much more humorous counterpart.

 

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 02:45 AM

Yeah, it was funny. I don't recall it when I read Venom though. But I was reading his adventures during the Erik Larsen Mark Bagley art David Michelinie writer times. I dunno what happened after, like Agent Venom or after the Planet of the Symbiotes.

Totally not liking that spoiler you put too. Geez. Someone new would have been nice.

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 03:13 PM

It was okay. The parts with Venom was good. The clip at the very end was very good.

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 03:15 PM

It does sound like there's an R rated cut and Sony are just denying it because they want a competitor to MCU.

 

I mean MCU has the Marvel thing sown up. Deadpool was R because it fits the character and it was the only way to offer something different. Getting tired of the MCU? Have this edgy 4th wall breaking piss take that maaaaybe is in continuity with them?



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 03:26 PM

Haven't seen it yet, but I hope there's an R or Unrated cut on the 4k/BD releases. PG-13 à la AvP is usually a bad idea.



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 06:17 PM

It was okay.  I think the big "reveal" mid-credits inspired more chuckles from the audience than awe, but I guess I can see the casting as a sort of contrast to the villain from this movie (who was kinda forgettable, anyhow).

 

I was pretty amused with how much more easily I connected with Eddie Brock without his ever-lame and misplaced "YEW TOOK MAH JERB" motivation for hating Spider-Man hanging over his character.



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 07:50 PM

Venom’s comic origin was perfectly fine for a villain. If the anger wasn’t misplaced, we’d be on his side, not Spider-Man’s.

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 10:03 PM

Venom’s comic origin was perfectly fine for a villain. If the anger wasn’t misplaced, we’d be on his side, not Spider-Man’s.

 

It was his own dumbarsery that got him fired.  Spider-Man just caught the real Sin-Eater and didn't even know who Eddie Brock was.

 

On top of that, that wasn't even how the original Sin-Eater story was written.

 

So Eddie's origin is literally... a dumb retcon.  Michelinie even admitted he didn't put a lot of thought into it because Brock wasn't meant to last too long as the symbiote's host.  Then he got too popular and they were stuck with him.

 

At the very least, Michelinie's original idea for Venom as a woman who lost her husband and child had a little more weight to it, even if there is that same misplaced anger.





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