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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 January 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Twitter's revamp is so dumb. Right-clicking on Google Chrome won't let me access a URL for an image's full size anymore. 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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#361 Anonymous X

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 06:21 PM

Not as ugly as TNG's assorted Admiral uniforms, but I still prefer the First Contact & later DS9 Admiral tunics with the fancy Federation emblem belt buckle.
 
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I rewatched DS9 earlier this year, and I have decided the earlier, coloured-shoulders uniforms are superior to those dull grey ones. Much more befitting the Trek universe...
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Posted 25 October 2019 - 06:26 PM

That particular example looks a little duller than usual, but with the department-colored turtleneck shirt underneath I think it had enough color. It was a more tasteful design, and the only one I'd personally wear aside from the "Monster Maroon" uniforms used for TWOK onwards.



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Posted 25 October 2019 - 08:08 PM

I never liked the Grey uniforms.



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Posted 25 October 2019 - 09:05 PM

Looking more at that ST:P admiral variant, it actually seems to take a couple design cues from the absolute worst of TNG's admiral uniforms, although fortunately it doesn't look terrible. The way the yoke is broken up by a strip of gold (or in the case of Picard's uniform, black and gold), and the sharp angle of the cuff stripes compared to the horizontal stripes on later uniforms.

 

Fortunately it hasn't got as suffocating a collar, or the bizarre orientation of the rank pips.

 

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 09:22 PM

The Dominion War/First Contact uniforms are the only ones in the 24th century that don't make the cast look like a bunch of assholes. I'm glad they continued that trend backward with the Enterprise and Discovery uniforms and have mostly done away with that hideous TNG aesthetic.
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Posted 26 October 2019 - 09:51 PM

That particular example looks a little duller than usual, but with the department-colored turtleneck shirt underneath I think it had enough color. It was a more tasteful design, and the only one I'd personally wear aside from the "Monster Maroon" uniforms used for TWOK onwards.

 

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 12:59 PM

Hopefully that's accurate and he looks better in the final product.

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 01:49 PM

The Picard admiral uniform looks like something that would fit well in Star Trek Online.

Or will, probably.

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 03:08 PM

I didn't realize how dated the TNG uniforms were until I saw them in the trailer.  Glad we're moving on, aesthetically.  I really hope the entire series doesn't take place on civilian vessels.  I NEED to see Starfleet ships and uniforms and consoles and tech.  I need it so much.



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Posted 28 October 2019 - 05:11 PM

My question is if Data's not going to look the way he looks in the trailers, then why does he look the way he looks IN the trailers? You don't need to CG-post process an actor's makeup if you just get it right to start with.



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Posted 29 October 2019 - 06:36 AM

It IS a weird statement when the trailers are presumably taken from the show.  But maybe making his makeup right to start with was impossible because of the aging of the actor and they didn't have time to fix it before the trailers came out (which is itself odd because it is just a few seconds to do and they could have left it out of the trailer completely).



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Posted 29 October 2019 - 08:50 AM

They wanted to tease "hey, Data's in this." Hard to do that if you're leaving Data out of the trailer.

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:28 AM

Is he actually *in* this story, though?  I want to see him (or some Soong-type android) outside of dreams or flashbacks.



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Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:30 AM

He's in the series in some capacity, regardless of the answer to that.

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:57 AM

Is he actually *in* this story, though?  I want to see him (or some Soong-type android) outside of dreams or flashbacks.

 

I assume from the first trailer that B-4 will appear because, following on from the ending to Nemesis, Starfleet is trying to resurrect Data via the files he copied over to B-4.

 

They already did that in Countdown + Star Trek Online, as David Mack did separately in the novels by Pocket Books. Now a high-budget TV series will do a own canon take on the storyline because Data is way too beloved a character for Picard's showrunners to leave alone.


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Posted 29 October 2019 - 05:39 PM

Can I just say I hate the idea that Data is revived via B4, simply because it inevitably ends with B4 being if not outright replaced then submerged.

 

Nothing speaks of the bright, glorious future that is Star Trek's Federation quite like having the self-sacrificing genius seize control of the body of his Special Needs brother, even if it was a unintended side effect. That's the kind of crap I expect Lore to pull.



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Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:20 PM

Exactly. While the whole story was way too grandiose, I did like the way that the Star trek books handle that issue, when Soong resurfaced, because B4 finished up remaining his own person when it was all said and done.
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Posted 29 October 2019 - 10:43 PM

Exactly. While the whole story was way too grandiose, I did like the way that the Star trek books handle that issue, when Soong resurfaced, because B4 finished up remaining his own person when it was all said and done.

 

It got a bit grandiose in the 2nd and 3rd books of that series, but Persistence of Memory was a fantastic read.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 07:34 PM

Agreed.
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Posted 05 November 2019 - 11:07 AM

You know what, I think they should abandon restraint and just go full on fan service by giving us William Shatner as Kirk again.  I don't care how they explain it away, I just want them to do it.  The man (both of them) is a legend, let's see him on screen one last time!  Who's with me?





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