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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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#1 Fear or Courage

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:45 AM

Since I don't see a topic:

 

https://io9.gizmodo....stic-1823007404

 

Mixed feelings about these. Megatron and Starscream look great, Shockwave and Grimlock look interestingly different, Optimus and Bumblebee are meh.

 

Edit: The first image seems to feature different figures than the rest of the piece, with a Starscream with big, Machine Wars-ish turbines on his wings.


Edited by Fear or Courage, 15 February 2018 - 09:46 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:49 AM

They look pretty interesting (except Starscream's bare lower legs).

 

I like the designs mostly.

 

It is very confusing using (yet again!) the name of a size class for the name of a series.  :wtf


Most of the figures in the first image aren't even talked about it seems.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:50 AM

After taking a minute to think about it, I've decided I'm not immediately into these, but if the show turned out to be really good, it could make me interested.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:50 AM

Good bits:

  • Megatron's honestly really cool tank mode
  • Starscream's Skyquake-esque jet thrusters that won't be on the actual character model
  • Shockwave being a weird crabtank thing

Otherwise, I feel like these are sapping my enthusiasm for Cyberverse as I look at them. There's barely any imagination displayed at all - which is, yes, what we knew Cyberverse would likely be, but that doesn't make it not disappointing.

 

Also, where's Windblade? She's meant to be one of the main characters.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:51 AM

Article got posted in reverse order, to judge from the phrasing of each section.

 

These all feel pretty Cyber Battalion-ish to me, just with spring-loaded gimmicks added.

 

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:51 AM

Man, that Starscream in the group shot is just screaming for a Skyquake redeco.

 

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:51 AM

All of these look like good toys for little kids.

None of these look like anything I need to own.* They are all characters I already have in a design and style better keeping with my interest (IE generations.)

I'd consider buying any new/uncommon characters in this style or these toys for a young kid in my life, but otherwise these are an interesting toyetic total pass for me.

*Shockwave may be the one exception depending on how small the figure is next to Gen toys.


-ZacWilliam, the Io9 article suffers from abysmal last minute editing clearly shuffling the explanation of size classes till almost the end after they've been talked about a bunch, and it's pretty clear the Scout part was originally meant to be first.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:52 AM

I'll take a Skywarp please!

 

I wonder if any of the other Seekers will be in this.  Or if Starscream (and others) will always fill that role.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:52 AM

Shockwave reminds me of this horror trope where something LOOKS human but then bends-over backwards to walk on all fours and scurry after you like a gross crab-like thing.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:58 AM

So, basically RID but with more Geewun.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:58 AM

*Shockwave may be the one exception depending on how small the figure is next to Gen toys.

Considering the article's listing of a $15 price point and the term "Warrior" class, I think he'll be no different in size than any given modern deluxe class figure.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:00 AM

Shockwave reminds me of this horror trope where something LOOKS human but then bends-over backwards to walk on all fours and scurry after you like a gross crab-like thing.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:01 AM

Yeah I'm not hating on this, they do look like good toys for kids/new fans. I'd just rather stick with CHUG.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:02 AM

*Shockwave may be the one exception depending on how small the figure is next to Gen toys.

Considering the article's listing of a $15 price point and the term "Warrior" class, I think he'll be no different in size than any given modern deluxe class figure.

I know. It's just I have to see how I feel about that standing with Classics Seekers and Leader Scale Megatron.

-ZacWilliam, it's gonna be shorter than I want, but it's design is very nice, so we'll see...

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:06 AM

I like the aesthetic a lot, but in the end it's basically just a bunch of G1 versions of G1 guys, and so unless the show is really great, or inexplicably still somehow part of Aligned, I doubt I'm going to feel any need to pick any of them up.

That being said, is down as I am on how constantly beholden to the past the current TF teamis, they're not afraid of incorporating gimmicks, which has actually made the last couple of years of Generations something like real toys, and I'll be interested to see what kind of gimmicks they incorporate here.

I mean, come on. Hive Swarm Attack for Bumblebee? That ought to be good stuff.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:07 AM

Shockwave's alt mode is hilarious.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:10 AM

"But if you grew up with the original toys, and were left confused and disappointed when Optimus Prime was turned into a gorilla.."

Ow, my eyes just rolled out of my head.


Seriously, TFs are now just G1 and Movie? Bleh

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:11 AM

Meh.

 

Not new news, but I really don't like the current design team's seeming obsession with making Starscream more pointy and angular instead of boxy.

 

Shockwave's alt mode is bad hilarious. Grimlock's design is way too busy and confused.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:11 AM

Shockwave's alt mode is hilarious.

For those who troopbuilt Scrapmetals, they finally have a commander.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:13 AM

Seriously, TFs are now just G1 and Movie? Bleh


And Rescue Bots. And be thankful that the main TF team aren't in charge of movie or Rescue Bots, because then it'd just be G1.



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