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@  RCX : (29 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

I use a modern BM Thrust every time I go into the bathroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 January 2020 - 12:24 PM)

If you're old enough to actually know what Geewun is AND hate it, we're LONG past the prom days and should probably just go hit the bar.

@  B-Fox : (29 January 2020 - 12:20 PM)

I HATE GEEWUN WILL YOU GO WITH ME TO PROM, CONTRARIAN-SENPAI!

@  wonko the sane? : (29 January 2020 - 12:15 PM)

*Glares at PoTP optimal optimus* ... maybe?

@  Paladin : (29 January 2020 - 12:10 PM)

what, and actually acknowlege stuff created after 1987?

@  ThunderWear : (29 January 2020 - 12:01 PM)

Man, I just realized Siege was our best shot at Vehicon updates and it didn't happen. My kingdom for a modern BM Thrust.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 January 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Get some gloves and fish it out. Might still have it's wallet.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 January 2020 - 02:09 AM)

Hey, that one owes me five bucks.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 January 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You should stop recognizing the bodies.

@  Cybersnark : (28 January 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Someone killed Pagliacci and dumped his body in the water.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 January 2020 - 05:56 PM)

No, PlutoniumBoss. You ARE the bodies in the water.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 January 2020 - 03:25 PM)

You Do Not Recognize The Bodies In The Water.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 January 2020 - 01:47 PM)

It's only murder if they find the bodies.

@  Paladin : (28 January 2020 - 01:39 PM)

one can very easily serve as the other.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 January 2020 - 01:22 PM)

That depends: are you leaving a corpse, or a message?

@  Paladin : (28 January 2020 - 01:09 PM)

poison leaves less of a mess though...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 January 2020 - 12:45 PM)

Electrics are easier to use, quicker to clean, safer to operate. But there is no argument that a nice sharp blade does a better job.

@  Benbot : (28 January 2020 - 11:46 AM)

I've never shaved with anything other than an electric razor. I just don't want to put that much effort into it, but maybe I should start.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 January 2020 - 11:19 AM)

Now you have to get "DANGER DO NOT STEP" tattoos on the edge of your jaw.

@  ThunderWear : (27 January 2020 - 08:56 PM)

Think of it positively, maybe your face just has optional no-slip surfaces

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 January 2020 - 05:38 PM)

I have dyspraxia so use a electric trimmer, it's never smooth. NEVER!

@  Benbot : (27 January 2020 - 12:52 PM)

don't you hate it when you shave but miss a whisker and it bugs you all day long and you try to yank it out but you can't because it's too short to get a hold of but your hand keeps finding it whenever you touch your face?

@  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


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Star Wars General Discussion - What will the future of the franchise look like?


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#21 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 07:17 PM


Force Awakens was awesome.

Rogue One was good.

Last Jedi was pretty close to the best Star Wars film ever.

Solo was lots of fun.

Star Wars is fine.


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#22 Tyranno

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:40 PM

Well, it was Kennedy's distaste for what Miller and Lord were doing that led to Solo ending up as the most expensive Star Wars film ever, so... IF true, I don't think she's necessarily the WORST person to blame.
But then I don't like Kennedy much anyway because she's supposedly responsible for Nothing But White Female Leads.

 

does that come from any legitimate source or is it just speculation based on her appearance? Because I've only seen that in the context that people are constantly accusing her of trying to self insert herself.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:33 PM

Star Wars is fine.

 

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#24 HellCat

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 12:46 AM

Force Awakens was awesome.

Rogue One was good.

Last Jedi was pretty close to the best Star Wars film ever.

Solo was lots of fun.

Star Wars is fine.


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Because sometimes I'm really not sure.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:07 AM

I think it's a bit too early to panic or cry victory or whatever, but don't let me harsh your buzz.

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#26 HellCat

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:13 AM

Claim victory on what?

For my part the Disney era has been a lot of meh. Be it the movies or Rebels none of it has really spoken to me and that's not for lack of trying. I gave TFA, RO and TLJ generally positive reviews.

At the same time I know there are people who adore the Disney era and they're not wrong to do so. Variety is what makes life worth living.

I do however chafe at sweeping gushing or negative comments where someone acts like their personal opinion is the deciding one.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 03:39 PM

It is overly generous to even call it a "rumor" that Disney could possibly be considering firing Kathleen Kennedy, or that Disney, one of the most powerful brands in the world with name recognition higher than "water", would ever value fanboy sniveling more than $1.3 billion.

Solo is the first SW film to underperform. That is the only thing Disney could possibly be concerned about, assuming they even are. The complaints about TLJ do not exist in their world. They barely exist at all.

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 12:15 AM

It is overly generous to even call it a "rumor" that Disney could possibly be considering firing Kathleen Kennedy, or that Disney, one of the most powerful brands in the world with name recognition higher than "water", would ever value fanboy sniveling more than $1.3 billion.

Solo is the first SW film to underperform. That is the only thing Disney could possibly be concerned about, assuming they even are. The complaints about TLJ do not exist in their world. They barely exist at all.

 

No. Solo is the first Star Wars movie to lose money in its theatrical run.

 

The Last Jedi was the first Star Wars to underperform. (Well, the first Disney Star Wars. I'd have to refresh my memory on the box office for the prequels to be sure on them.)

 

Underperforming isn't flopping, after all. It just means the studio was working under the assumption they'd wind up with dollar value X when all's said and done, but they got less than X instead. And the Last Jedi wound up taking in a lot less money than early estimates suggested, primarily due to weak legs.

 

Beyond that, though, Disney didn't just buy Star Wars for movies, and the non-movie merch has been taking some pretty big hits too. 

 

I'm not saying the rumors Kennedy's out are anything beyond fanboy wishful thinking right now, but the ship is not sailing well. Production on every film except the Last Jedi was a mess, and they've fired about as many directors as have finished films. 

 

Disney likes making money. Disney dislikes losing money. I don't know what they're doing, exactly, but there's no way there weren't a lot of numbers crunched and a lot of data gathered to try to figure out why Star Wars went from invincible to less successful than Ant Man.




#29 Tyranno

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:16 AM

The Last Jedi was the first Star Wars to underperform. (Well, the first Disney Star Wars. I'd have to refresh my memory on the box office for the prequels to be sure on them.)

 

Citation needed.


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 08:41 AM

And one thing to consider is that in corporate America making less money is only slightly better than not making money.  What's better than 1.3 billion?  1.4 billion.

 

 

Not that I think rumors of anyone getting the ax have any truth to them, it's just odd to see someone claim it can't be true because Disney is happy with making some money instead of all of the money.  This isn't your Aunt Beru and her garage sale, it's a bunch of suits who live to profit.


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 10:09 AM

They should go back to doing a movie every three years and go back to putting out books and comics.  Let the franchise lie fallow for awhile.



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Posted 22 July 2018 - 10:36 AM

They should go back to doing a movie every three years and go back to putting out books and comics.  Let the franchise lie fallow for awhile.


"Go back" to putting out books and comics?
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Posted 22 July 2018 - 10:46 AM

I mean, they JUST announced a whole lot of new books and comics the other day.

 

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Han meets Hondo!

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Vader tells scary stories about demon Ewoks!

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Lando... stumbles into Dune?



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Posted 22 July 2018 - 10:56 AM

Lando... stumbles into Dune?

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:36 PM

I mean, they JUST announced a whole lot of new books and comics the other day.

 

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Han meets Hondo!

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Vader tells scary stories about demon Ewoks!

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Lando... stumbles into Dune?

 

I figured Vader would tell scary stories about sand.



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Posted 22 July 2018 - 02:54 PM

I mean, I can imagine Kylo Ren getting beaten up by Ewoks when he goes to recover Vader's helmet. . .

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 03:39 PM

Id love to see that one
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Posted 22 July 2018 - 05:45 PM

*sniffle* "Hux, b-bring me my shuttle..."
"I will remind you that I am not your errand boy, Ren. And-...are you crying?"
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Posted 22 July 2018 - 08:13 PM

*sniffle* "Hux, b-bring me my shuttle..."
"I will remind you that I am not your errand boy, Ren. And-...are you crying?"
*longer sniffle"N-no. It must be..be a bad line."
"You ARE crying! Aw, what's wrong? The ickle teddy bears too much for the Knight of Ren?"
"I SAID I'M NOT!"

 

Ren sounds more like Hux here, to be honest.


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 09:23 PM

 

Indeed. Just based off the box office takes for the Post-Disney films, they've nearly doubled their investment. The four Disney era films combined cost about a billion to make. The international take home for those four films is around 4 billion. Heck, Solo was a $100 million success. That's not even bothering to look at merchandise speculations.

 

So I really don't understand the idea that Star Wars is somehow failing under Kennedy.

 

Every article I have seen on the internet says that the movie under-performance cost Disney $50 million. I see no mention of it making $100 Million. It reportedly cost Disney $250 million to make the film and it only made $212 Domestically. Internationally it made another $173, but international markets take a lot larger cut of the films than the domestic markets. Once the film hits home media, I am sure that Disney will get its money back but so far the film did take a loss theatrically.

 

 

Even if it did make that, you don't spend $4 billion buying a franchise so you can release films that profit $100 million. No one's expecting the side films to make as much as the main ones, but it's still a tentpole release that they expect to rake in gobs of cash cause it's Star Wars. $100 million profit on Star Wars is a failure any way you slice it. Rogue One did over a billion worldwide and what will this one make? $400 mil? Maybe $500 mil? R1 did more than that in NA alone.

 

I haven't seen Solo, but from the trailer it looked bland starring the blandiest bland guy as Solo. There's no substitute for Harrison Ford. What they should've done is just gone with a Lando movie. Free rein on the backstory, no offense to Billy Dee Williams but those ain't exactly big shoes to fill, and just based on only seeing him in one SNL skit Donald Glover actually seemed to be brimming with talent and charisma.

 

But maybe when I get around to seeing it I'll eat a plate full of crow and blame poor marketing.


Edited by Teufel, 22 July 2018 - 09:32 PM.




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