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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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#21 -VP-

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:59 PM

As the most prolific artist on the original Battle Protocol....My body is ready. So, someone message me about some art on this. 



#22 Unit Eleven

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:46 AM

Where'd the name Vexilium come from?

 

Also, the Perceptor profile has an extra sentence from Thrust's. Just a heads-up.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:32 AM

Where'd the name Vexilium come from?

 

Also, the Perceptor profile has an extra sentence from Thrust's. Just a heads-up.

When discussing the potential of doing other Hearts of Steel characters, I noticed that Centurion and Domitius Major were both derived from Roman words. Because of that, I suggested we follow that theming for the rest of the Axalon crew. While I (jokingly) suggested Shockwave's counterpart be named "Fascinus," Vexwing came up with the much better name "Vexillum," which is basically a military standard/war flag used by the Roman armies. Since a vexillum would be used by the army to represent the Empire, it made sense as the name of the guy that Shockwave would use to represent himself.

 

Also, FOR HUG'S SAKE YOU GOTTA BE FREAKING KIDDING ME!!! HOW MANY HUGGING TIMES DID WE PROOF THIS THING AND NOBODY (myself included) CAUGHT THAT?? GAH!!!!!



#24 Vexwing

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:19 PM

Where'd the name Vexilium come from?

 

Yeah, like Daniel said. We were continuing the Roman naming precedent set by Centurion and Domitius, and a Vexillum, being the military standard used to represent a unit, seemed appropriate for the guy Shockwave chose to represent himself.

 

It also has a double meaning, as it's also a genus of sea snails, and I thought a giant armored sea snail was a decent analog for the ironclad warship he would adopt in HoS. The one image we have of his Eukarian design was pretty spiky and nondescript, so I thought it was as good a beast mode as any.

 

I refer to the beast mode as a "spiny gosupu sea snail" as a nod to the Mystery of Convoy snail-like Gosupu enemies, but I didn't picture him looking quite like them. That giant eye that was on his chest would certainly feature prominently beast mode. It's something I intend to sketch up at some point.


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#25 Locoman

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:25 PM

Gonna pick up on Knock Out and Slide if nobody else is interested in them.



#26 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:59 PM

Gonna pick up on Knock Out and Slide if nobody else is interested in them.

As an editor, I think it would be good to do Slide and Oiler as a pair with a single profile.



#27 Locoman

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:02 PM

Yeah, Oiler's gonna be worked in there.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:33 PM

I'd like to claim Armada Red Alert, Armada Swindle, Armada Smokescreen, and RID Side Burn then.

 

Is your Swindle profile to be spun off from the cameo in Optimus Prime #19? And Smokescreen from Lost Light #2?


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#29 Wheelimus

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:10 AM

As the most prolific artist on the original Battle Protocol....My body is ready. So, someone message me about some art on this. 

 

Hugging awesome.

 

If you can think of any other BPOG's who might be interested in joining the project please let them know!



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:45 PM

Just curious if the cbz version is available yet and I just missed the post? The pdf (for me, anyway) has a "glitch", I guess, where just as I'm almost to the bottom of Cosmos' profile the zoom drops down to where the text is almost unreadable and trying to reset/zoom back in results in needing to scroll side to side to read.



#31 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:14 AM

Just curious if the cbz version is available yet and I just missed the post? The pdf (for me, anyway) has a "glitch", I guess, where just as I'm almost to the bottom of Cosmos' profile the zoom drops down to where the text is almost unreadable and trying to reset/zoom back in results in needing to scroll side to side to read.

Not yet. We're also going through and making some corrections to the first issue first. Be sure to keep your eyes glued to this thread for updates.



#32 Tyranno

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 03:47 PM

Guys, I'm going to have to withdraw my claims. I've been poking at this for several days and the inspiration just isn't coming.


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 03:50 PM

No need to withdraw yet, Tyranno. We're not in a rush, there's no hard deadline, and we have tons of characters to fill future issues. Perhaps inspiration will strike at some point.

 

 

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#34 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:37 PM

Guys, I'm going to have to withdraw my claims. I've been poking at this for several days and the inspiration just isn't coming.

Yeah, like SoS said, no worries. If by chance someone else wants to do a character you claimed, then we'll worry about that. But you've got plenty of time to do your stuff.



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Posted 18 June 2018 - 08:00 PM

I think I'm gonna do Gunrunner if no one minds


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#36 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 09:55 PM

I think I'm gonna do Gunrunner if no one minds

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 11:33 PM

Has Wreck-Gar been claimed yet?


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Posted 19 June 2018 - 05:45 AM

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 08:54 PM

Updated the first post to include a section for reserved characters and a list of potential characters that could be tackled.



#40 Locoman

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 01:49 PM

Marvel characters seem to be allowed, and I got an idea for Tony Stark...





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