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@  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.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.


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#21 NightViper

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 04:17 PM

If they are mimicking Poopeez, Grossery Gang, etc, these could be "starter sets" that have 5 or so designated figures revealed in box and then the bonus mystery figure kept hidden. Therefore still getting away with the "blindbox" gimmick.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 12:24 PM

Or Hasbro's own Cutie Mark Crew, which have exactly the same thing and are probably coming out in the same year as these, if they hit by Christmas. I'd be shocked if that's not what these are, honestly.



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 02:58 PM

I want these to be unique characters, and that hasn't been how this works in 20 years.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 06:18 PM

At last, our Shortround update

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:12 PM

I want these to be unique characters, and that hasn't been how this works in 20 years.

How ... blind bag Transformers figures worked 20 years ago?

 

What?

 

Were you looking for the Happy Meal toy thread? = o


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#26 LV!

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:19 PM

How any gimmick has worked in twenty years.

 

EDIT: It's more like ten, though. Gimmicks still got dedicated characters in the UT, most notably the Mini-Cons not all just being tiny versions of the main cast.

 

EDIT EDIT: That being said, getting toilet-themed variations of the usual five G1 characters would almost make it worth it.


Edited by LV!, 03 June 2018 - 07:21 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:28 PM

Blind bag toys are an independent merch thing, not a part of a main line ecosystem. You didn't expect original characters on birthday plates in G1 and you shouldn't expect them here. That's absurd.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:33 PM

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:48 PM

And his energo rolled up newspaper

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:08 PM

Optimus 2-Ply vs. Megotoo.
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#31 LV!

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:33 PM

This is like being drawn into a land war in Asia, but it's clearly Ploptimus Prime.



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:39 PM

Are these a blind bagged thing? How do we know that?



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:45 PM

We know that these are assortments of small toys from the fact that they're plural and cheap, and we know that there's a blind bag assortment. As LV! says, we also know the model MLP is using for this functionally identical product, and that this includes both regular blind packs and multi-packs with the toys visible aside from a single hidden character. There is no explicit connection between this listing and the blind packs we know are coming other than "it's cheap, tiny, standalone merch".


Edited by Copper Bezel, 03 June 2018 - 08:46 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 08:23 AM

Hasbro have posted an odd Instagram Story mentioning these:

https://storiesig.co...formersofficial

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 09:25 AM

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 10:57 AM

Hasbro have posted an odd Instagram Story mentioning these:

https://storiesig.co...formersofficial


Looking at this link on my phone sitting travel so, am I missing something? All I see is a 10second video of Autobot X saying someone is talking about their secret project. What connects it to this?

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:02 AM

 

Hasbro have posted an odd Instagram Story mentioning these:

https://storiesig.co...formersofficial


Looking at this link on my phone sitting travel so, am I missing something? All I see is a 10second video of Autobot X saying someone is talking about their secret project. What connects it to this?

-ZacWilliam, probably missing something in passing.

 

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:08 AM

Link gives me a bunch of broken things.


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:15 AM

Oh shit, those names are actual official product names?! I thought they were silly placeholders like Thunderlips and Gamma Green Ray.


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:16 AM

It's Autobot X and Wheeljack looking at a computer that cycles through all the weird Toilet Troop/Greaser Gang/etc. names. Autobot X says a bunch of people have been talking about their secret project, Wheeljack asks if they should tell people about it, then Autobot X smashes the computer. Then it ends on a thing saying they'll have more news soon.



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