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@  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

@  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.


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


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#661 Superomegaprime

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 04:14 PM

At the end of every episode, the contestants are murdered by Anakin.

 

The loosers get to meet Vader's light saber while the winner gets to have a chat with Yoda until the finals


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 05:04 PM

Footage from the Rise of the Resistance ride is starting to pop up. Looks damn impressive!

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:18 AM

Footage from the Rise of the Resistance ride is starting to pop up. Looks damn impressive!

 

Making sure not to watch so I don't get spoiled before I experience it in person, but I do know is the ride is 18 minutes long and uses multiple, different ride vehicles.  This ride is going to be one of the most complex, intricate, rides made for a while.



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 08:33 PM

Just noticed that on Friday the 20th they are running a Rebels marathon. No other Star Wars content. I'm wondering if we are going to see a sizeable Rebels reference or Easter egg in the new film.
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Posted 10 December 2019 - 11:33 PM

Well apparently the Ghost (or at-least the same type of ship) is in it.


Edited by Trpodeca, 12 December 2019 - 03:28 PM.

I sure wish I hadn't misspelt my username.....


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Posted 10 December 2019 - 11:40 PM

For as many cameos it gets, I wish the Ghost wasn't such an ugly design.  



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Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:02 PM

You shut your mouth.


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Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:39 PM

Every time someone mentions the Ghost, I have to look up what it looks like, despite having watched all of Rebels. It's just not terribly iconic.



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Posted 11 December 2019 - 05:00 PM

It is definitely uninspired for Star Wars.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 08:05 AM

I think it is a pretty well thought out, practical design.  I'd want something like it.



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 11:29 AM

Speaking of which - I've been marathon-watching Rebels for about a week now, after having only seen 4-5 episodes in the past.

It's such an uneven show.

I love the Ezra/Kanan dynamic, love Zeb, and would watch an entire show just of Ahsoka.

I can't connect or care about Sabine or Hera at all, and about a third of the episodes were so slow that I just gave up and skipped them.

Didn't help that of the 4-5 eps I'd previously seen included some of the best of the series (Last Battle, Twin Suns). I had thought those would be the norm, but most eps are way slower and less engaging / emotional.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 03:15 PM

I think it is a pretty well thought out, practical design.  I'd want something like it.


I prefer novel designs like the Falcon or Slave 1.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 04:15 PM

Speaking of which - I've been marathon-watching Rebels for about a week now, after having only seen 4-5 episodes in the past. 

It's such an uneven show.

Yeah, I love Rebels but that's probably a fair assessment.
 

I can't connect or care about Sabine or Hera at all


or maybe you should see a doctor and take that test where they check whether you're a crazy monster


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 05:21 PM

 

I think it is a pretty well thought out, practical design.  I'd want something like it.


I prefer novel designs like the Falcon or Slave 1.

 

...scrolling past that I skimmed that at "Steve 1" :doh


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 06:26 PM

Speaking of which - I've been marathon-watching Rebels for about a week now, after having only seen 4-5 episodes in the past. It's such an uneven show.


Yeah, I love Rebels but that's probably a fair assessment.
 

I can't connect or care about Sabine or Hera at all


or maybe you should see a doctor and take that test where they check whether you're a crazy monster

Those 2 are by far the least interesting and engaging. I think even most of the secondary characters outshine them.
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Posted 12 December 2019 - 06:38 PM

I saw the first episode of Rebels when it was new and then never saw any more until Disney+ started.  I've seen most of season 1 now.  But I largely kept up on what was going on in the big frame of the show.  And I had Sabine minings because her hair is fascinating.



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 07:34 PM

I found Sabine more interesting as time went on. I always liked Hera too. Ironically I found the other three less interesting.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 08:26 PM

Sabine was one of my favourites from the beginning, though I'd struggle to articulate why. Really it's all about Kanan. I never found Zeb particularly interesting, and Ezra doesn't really have much value beyond Ostensible Primary Protagonist. Kallus is great. Ahsoka obviously is super cool, not that I really know her from anywhere else.

 

That said, I love the show and all the characters. It's probably the branch of the property that I connect with the most (although, give me Ewoks cartoon on blu-ray).


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Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:06 AM

Sabine really grew on me as the show progressed.  She getting her own arcs really helped fleshed her out and made her a lot more interesting.  By the end of the show she was one of my favourites.

 

I found Hera likable, and she is pretty much the stable rock everyone else is based around.  The show needed a character like her to center everyone else.  Also, it was really nice seeing a female Twilik have such a major role in the show.



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Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:20 AM

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