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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 Undead Scottsman

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:36 PM

The Wrap is reporting that "Blacklist" writer Jac Schaeffer is penning a script for a potential Black Widow movie. Given Marvel's schedule, the earliest we'd see it is 2020.

https://www.thewrap....ck-widow-movie/

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:52 PM

Minor point of note: She's not a writer for the TV show "The Blacklist," as your post might imply (and as the article doesn't really clarify), but rather one of her screenplays was part of the 2014 "Black List" of well-regarded unproduced scripts.

 

https://blcklst.com/lists/

https://en.wikipedia...k_List_(survey)

 

Basically, means she's probably a decent writer. Even though she wrote that pre-Coco Frozen "short" that everyone hated.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:53 PM

so if they're finally talking about this now, that almost certainly means they're gonna kill ScarJo off in "Infinity War" so they can recast with someone cheaper right? 


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:00 PM

Well, Natasha is dead in the comics.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:13 PM

Minor point of note: She's not a writer for the TV show "The Blacklist," as your post might imply (and as the article doesn't really clarify), but rather one of her screenplays was part of the 2014 "Black List" of well-regarded unproduced scripts.
 
https://blcklst.com/lists/
https://en.wikipedia...k_List_(survey)
 
Basically, means she's probably a decent writer. Even though she wrote that pre-Coco Frozen "short" that everyone hated.


Man, I totally whiffed it on that one. Thanks for calling me out on that.

In other news, in my excitement I missed that the article was written by Umberto Gonzales, who made his fame with phony superhero rumors when he worked at Latino Review. Thankfully, Variety has heard the same thing from their own sources, so that's good. They make a point of mentioning that the film hasn't been greenlit yet, which I take means it could wind up not happening at all.

http://variety.com/2...ter-1202643908/

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:35 PM

so if they're finally talking about this now, that almost certainly means they're gonna kill ScarJo off in "Infinity War" so they can recast with someone cheaper right? 


Would people be interested in a Black Widow movie that doesn't star her?

I know at this point, I feel it's kind of too little too late. :/

Like the character a lot, just think they should have done it by now.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:26 AM


I'll be honest, this sounds like the first Marvel movie I would have zero interest in. I just find Black Widow deadly dull honestly.

She's the "sexy spy with a dark past but a heart of gold trope" and while that makes her kinda unique in the comics it's a dime a dozen in movies and not a trope or a film-type I have any interest in at all.

-ZacWilliam, I mean there are ways they could make her more interesting to me, mainly by tying in characters I like (send her after Dr Doom, team her with Banner) but on her own in the type of movie that her character fits, really not there for that.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:38 AM

I'll be honest, this sounds like the first Marvel movie I would have zero interest in. I just find Black Widow deadly dull honestly.

She's the "sexy spy with a dark past but a heart of gold trope" and while that makes her kinda unique in the comics it's a dime a dozen in movies and not a trope or a film-type I have any interest in at all.

-ZacWilliam, I mean there are ways they could make her more interesting to me, mainly by tying in characters I like (send her after Dr Doom, team her with Banner) but on her own in the type of movie that her character fits, really not there for that.


Eh, how many movies with a "sexy spy with a dark past but a heart of gold" as the main character have been released in the last 10 years? Like, MAYBE one a year?

Meanwhile we have like 6-10 superhero movies coming out a year and that's not a problem.

Also, Atomic Blonde was fantastic and if they could do that, but with crazy superhero stuff, I'd be down.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:01 AM

Eeyup. I don't like ScarJo and I think Black Widow is the dullest character in the MCU. I'm pretty sure the only reason she was in Avengers was that she was the only female character that could be shoehorned into Iron Man 2.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:04 AM

The irony here being I've been hyped for a Black Widow solo film since her "recruitment" scene in the first Avengers. She stands the traditional spy tropes on their head a little bit, allowing her to both be the damsel in distress and the cool operator always in control of a situation.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:59 PM

Cate Shortland has just signed on to direct, and Scarlett Johannson has just dropped out of her last-announced project so it seems things are lining up for Romanov...

 

https://www.hollywoo...m_source=Direct

 

 

 

Thing is, after all this time- will anyone still care?


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 02:36 PM

Yes actually, yes I will.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 02:52 PM

Should have gotten Rupert Sanders
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 02:52 PM

Cate Shortland has just signed on to direct, and Scarlett Johannson has just dropped out of her last-announced project so it seems things are lining up for Romanov...
 
https://www.hollywoo...m_source=Direct
 
 
 
Thing is, after all this time- will anyone still care?


Scar Jo has already done too many movies too close to this since she first portrayed Black Widow.

I'm not outright against this, but I will need convincing to get on board.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:20 PM

Count me as cautiously optimistic this movie does well. Scarlett Johannson is a damn good actress, but I fear if things go wrong, this could end up like Solo did - people complaining that it wasn't necessary despite being a decent film.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:24 PM

I'v always found Black Widow super dull as a character. She's generic Russian sexy super spy #2343. She's fine as a supporting character but in her own she's just a generic action movie cliche.

A Black Widow film might be the first Marvel film I purposely skip. And I love Marvel films.

-ZacWilliam, unless they give her a superhero co-star who's fun and/or a trailer that is Thor: Ragnarok level kick ass I can't imagine caring.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:33 PM

I thought we already got a Black Widow film... like it had Hunger Games in it or something.  Red Sparrow or something rather.



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:06 PM

Black Widow was at her best in The Winter Soldier. I'd definitely be down for more of that.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:16 PM

I'v always found Black Widow super dull as a character. She's generic Russian sexy super spy #2343. She's fine as a supporting character but in her own she's just a generic action movie cliche.

A Black Widow film might be the first Marvel film I purposely skip. And I love Marvel films.

-ZacWilliam, unless they give her a superhero co-star who's fun and/or a trailer that is Thor: Ragnarok level kick ass I can't imagine caring.

 

put hawkeye in it too. they seem to work well together, and theyve got the history. i just dont think widow by herself would be interesting enough. give her someone to work off of and it might work

 

ill still it regardless...


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 12:27 AM

Could it work as a flashback film showing how Clint turned her to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s side?


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