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@  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.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 08:11 AM

Awesome! How much was it? Does is come with that riser?


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:08 AM

Awesome! How much was it? Does is come with that riser?

 

$400 plus tax and yes.  :)


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:39 PM

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 06:23 AM

Man, that does look good.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 10:31 AM

Pretty nice, but it doesn't look like four people can play it comfortably.



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Posted 06 October 2019 - 08:49 PM

Pretty nice, but it doesn't look like four people can play it comfortably.


Haven't tried it yet, but I imagine it will be a little crammed.

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:21 AM

I have seen a review of it and they are standing close together, but it is possible.

 

So here is a question. Is there a coin button on the machine? I ask because this game is supposed to be a quarter eater and I was wondering if you could just hit that button to keep playing?


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 04:26 PM

That looks so good Randy. So so good.
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Posted 07 October 2019 - 09:43 PM

I have seen a review of it and they are standing close together, but it is possible.
 
So here is a question. Is there a coin button on the machine? I ask because this game is supposed to be a quarter eater and I was wondering if you could just hit that button to keep playing?


The player button (is that what you call it?) is. You can hit it forever. Or at least to 250, as that's how many times I hit it when I first played it. :)


That looks so good Randy. So so good.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 07:29 PM

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Woot! I found one! This is the one I've been wanting since Arcade 1UP began. I also got the Street Fighter and Final Fight ones. But Arcade perfect ports of those are already easy to get.

Meanwhile the closest I could get to arcade perfect for these were the unlockables on the Gamecube games...and those were far...faaaaar from arcade perfect. So nice to finally have this.
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Posted 16 October 2019 - 07:58 PM

Man I still dream of a 4 player arcade quality "port" of the SNES Turtles in Time.

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 08:37 PM

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I went ahead and put it on the riser. I was concerned it might make it too big to sit at and too small to stand at. But it turns out it's perfect standing height. Perfect arcade experience. I love this thing!
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Posted 16 October 2019 - 09:36 PM

I'm not tall, and I love them on the risers.

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 10:08 PM

I also really want the Final Fight one. :love

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 11:51 PM

The Wal-Mart where I live in actually has the TMNT arcade game on display and can be played.  I just hope it does not get wrecked (although considering what happened to the Galaga ones they had, chances are I will see joystick balls missing and joysticks broken sooner or later).



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Posted 18 October 2019 - 06:14 AM

No respect for other people's property! *tsk* Enjoy it while you can. I'm having a blast with mine.
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Posted 18 October 2019 - 06:43 AM

The machines on display around here ended up with very worn out art / graphics near the controllers.

 

I did see one machine one time that had a giant plastic covering over the controls, and basically only allowed you to see the game cycle through it's exhibition mode.


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Posted 18 October 2019 - 11:02 AM

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:59 AM

No respect for other people's property! *tsk* Enjoy it while you can. I'm having a blast with mine.

 

Well, them's the breaks when you display such things in a public store where kids can be rowdy sometimes.



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Posted 23 October 2019 - 05:07 PM

Hey guys? This is now how I'm displaying my TMNT cabinet (note the NECA figures).
 
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Sooooo, too dorky? Just the right amount of dorky? Not dorky enough?

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Personally, I didn't even notice until it was brought to my attention. Now? Yeah, I notice it, but it is such a non-issue I wouldn't have even brought it up except I wanna know what y'all think.
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