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@  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.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.


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#8761 Echowarrior

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 09:01 PM


If I have one complaint, it's that Botcon isn't around to use this mold to death and give me an Elite Windmill, MM Blazemaster, and a Gobots Wrong Way for no reason.

He'd also be perfect for Rotorstorm. At least, that's my opinion.

 

...I really want a new toy for Rotorstorm.


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Posted 02 January 2020 - 10:34 PM

My copy doesn't quite want the false cockpit to go into place in alt mode, but otherwise I love the figure.


Yeah I had that too once or twice when I transformed him... and I cant for the life of me figure out why.

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 12:15 AM

 


If I have one complaint, it's that Botcon isn't around to use this mold to death and give me an Elite Windmill, MM Blazemaster, and a Gobots Wrong Way for no reason.

He'd also be perfect for Rotorstorm. At least, that's my opinion.

 

...I really want a new toy for Rotorstorm.

 

His hands could be swapped out for Whirl's claws without interfering with transformation at all.



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Posted 03 January 2020 - 02:05 AM

My copy doesn't quite want the false cockpit to go into place in alt mode, but otherwise I love the figure.

Yeah I had that too once or twice when I transformed him... and I cant for the life of me figure out why.
I found it tabs together a little better if you turn his leg at the hip upside-down as well as the thigh when compressing the fake cockpit.
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Posted 03 January 2020 - 10:13 AM

I don't think the Spinister mold works well at all for any of the cockpit chest guys like Rotorstorm, or I'd have pushed for Over-Run.

 

I wish I didn't have to turn Spinister's upper left hip around 180 degrees to get his helicopter mode to stay clipped in

 

Makes transforming him to robot mode a bit of a pain in the ass

 

 

My copy doesn't quite want the false cockpit to go into place in alt mode, but otherwise I love the figure.

Flip the hip!


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Posted 03 January 2020 - 10:32 AM

Just got notification from Hasbro Pulse about Siege Astrotrain. Huzzah!


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Posted 03 January 2020 - 01:21 PM

So, how long until we should start checking Ross/Ollie's/Marshall's/TJ Maxx/5 Below/Tuesday Morning for stragglers?



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Posted 03 January 2020 - 09:48 PM

Hey, I flipped the hip! Spinister is all good now. Thanks for the advice.

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 12:09 AM

Hey, I flipped the hip!

 

Ouch!


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Posted 05 January 2020 - 03:04 PM


So I grabbed the 3pk Seekers finally for Clearance price at the last Target in the area to have any left. Just got them open and my Daughter immediately claimed and renamed them.

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 03:36 PM

Yellow Lightning doesn't seem wildly implausible as a Transformer name.

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 04:02 PM

Better than Golden Shower.

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 04:48 PM

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 09:20 PM

I was finally able to pick up Starscream and Thundercracker this week. I think I’ll skip the Earthrise versions since I already have the Generations version. These just seem more fun. It also occurred to me that with the right paint job and a new head, this mold could easily be made into a Star Wars EU shuttle or transport. The tetra fighter altmode just screams Imperial ship to me. 


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 12:40 PM

The last Siege figure I got was Jetfire and I just got him

 

What an absolute work of art he is

 

Thank you Hasbro and design team


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