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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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#41 Jalaguy

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:04 AM

It's been confirmed by store listings and stuff that we're getting Bee Movie toys in Studio Series.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:15 AM

That's what i was thinking. The BB movie supposedly only has like 4 bots, so we'd just get a New Movie wave, like we did for video game WfC in Generations.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 11:06 AM

God, this guy sure is committed to sounding like a stupid asshole.

Hey! Glad to see none of these VW Bees have conspicuous door-wings. Maybe the MPM isn't doomed after all.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 11:22 AM

so the cores pop out guns, and they kinda have a wheel underneath. are those motors or something?


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:01 PM

Hot Rod and Barricade look like the same Barricade mold that's been around since the first film, at least from the arms. But cool to see Hot Rod back.

New mold Bee was inevitable as we needed a VW. Ditto for Prime, and I'm thrilled to finally see new molds for both at this price point.

Not sure I get Igniters yet -- is it a Powermaster thing? Allspark tech? -- but i like the muscle car for Hot Rod (must pick a repurposing that isn't Big Daddy, as the 2008 Walmart one is still good) and the blue/white Barricade deco. Dropkick also looks cool. Hope they all get Studio Series versions!

Edited by lastmaximal, 16 July 2018 - 12:02 PM.


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#46 Jalaguy

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:35 PM

Not sure I get Igniters yet -- is it a Powermaster thing? Allspark tech?

Looking at the images, I think they're kinda like a Cyber Key, except after inserting the Igniter you then have to pull a lever on it to activate the pop-out gimmicks. And based on the clear plastic and the name, I'd be willing to bet the Igniters also contain a sparking gimmick that goes off when you pull the lever.

There's what looks like a rubber wheel on the underside of the Igniters, so I think that's what physically activates the figure's gimmick. And it seems the idea with the Legions might be that you hook it up to them like a trailer so the wheel sits on the ground, and then it works like an external friction motor to send the car trundling along?

Edited by Jalaguy, 16 July 2018 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:46 PM

Oh that actually sounds neat! I miss sparking gimmicks.


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:49 PM

That all sounds surprisingly complex. I wonder if they'll be any good.



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:54 PM

They're called Igniters because they'll set your underwear on fire.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:58 PM

Figures and underwear sold separately, some figures not for use with some underwear



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 01:21 PM

some figures not for use with some underwear


If I had a dollar for every time a store clerk told me that...

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 01:40 PM

Oh man, if Barricade could be a boxy 1980s Highway Patrol car, I'd be so happy...

 

 

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YES. Now a Deluxe/Studio Series version, please!



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 02:38 PM

I kind of don't want Bumblebee

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Well get ready to be disappointed then

 

Save it for the 3rd Bumblebee film.


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 04:18 PM

These are pretty great, I wish the Cyberverse line was liek this instead of the thing it is.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 05:35 PM

 

Oh man, if Barricade could be a boxy 1980s Highway Patrol car, I'd be so happy...

 

 

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YES. Now a Deluxe/Studio Series version, please!

 

 

Nice little detail with retro Barry there, he looks to be based on the line of early 80s Mustangs. The Mexican version even had the flatter headlight area and horizontal lines.

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I'm not interested in the nitro gimmicks, but I'm gonna want some of these smaller guys :love



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 06:02 PM

I am liking how all of the VW Bumblebee's look, and the gimmick doesn't appear to be to intrusive.

 

Dropkick looks pretty good too.



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 02:13 PM

Other than Rumble/Frenzy who are the other cassettes with Bumblebee?



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 02:15 PM

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 02:15 PM

It's Frenzy, Buzzsaw and Howlback.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 02:18 PM

God, what happened to Frenzy between 1987 and 2007?





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