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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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#41 Gryllid

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 12:16 PM

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

 

I would assume they are still just placeholders, and the gag here is that Wheeljack and Autobot X are coming across message board threads (like this one) speculating about them.



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 01:41 PM

All I know is that I check this thread after a week and find it went right in the toilet...

 

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 03:20 AM

The plot thickens!

Back in January, we learned that Hasbro had applied for a new trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, for the name "Botbots".

Well, now we know that the mysterious "Toilet Troop" stuff is part of that "Botbots" line:

Tra Botbots 5pk Toilet Troop
Tra Botbots 5pk Techie Team
Tra Botbots 8pk Greaser Gang
Tra Botbots 8pk Jock Squad

We also know that "Botbots" are apparently supposed to be blind-boxed?

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#44 Jalaguy

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 04:46 AM

I feel like this lends credence to the idea that these are going to be akin to the Cutie Mark Crew line for MLP: blind-packed single figures, plus themed five-packs.

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:12 AM

I guess we're gonna get some good wiki pages outta this.


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#46 NightViper

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:27 AM

I'm still thinking they're going to be a take on these:

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The faction names totally share the same "humor".



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:48 AM

That and Poopeez.

http://poopeez.com/


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:15 AM

BlotBlots.

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#49 Noideaforaname

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:54 AM

I'm all for dumb little gross toys of like Skalor, Transquito, and AoE Junkheap. Even better if it's new stuff like robots who turn into cockroaches and trash cans and plungers.



#50 LV!

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 11:35 AM

There was a time - admittedly when I was younger and stupider - that I'd have been ranting about how dumb this was and how beneath Transformers and not the kind of trend-jumping the brand needed to do, and that time was "before every ounce of creativity was squeezed out of the rest of the brand as though by a particularly nostalgic python". Now I'm so desperate for Transformers to do anything new at all that I'm positively giddy at the possibility of dumb little transforming urinals.



#51 Vexwing

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:15 PM

Is it finally Gump's time to shine?


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#52 Chip

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:55 PM

Toilet Troop and friends had better show up in the Stege comic.

#53 Tripredacus

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:09 PM

Wasn't there a toilet related property (game) that was in Hasbro's annual report?
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#54 NightViper

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:17 PM

There was a lot of poop and potty from Hasbro on that report and at Toy Fair.

"Don't Step In It" (I think that's the name?) involves avoiding fake dog poop while blindfolded.

"Toilet Trouble" is a game of chance that sprays you in the face if you lose (the play dynamic is much like "Pie Face" actually)

So... yeah. Poop is popular right now.

#55 LV!

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:21 PM

I believe you mean poopular.



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:49 PM

I'm getting flashbacks to Titan class Metroplex's initial announcement.


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 05:47 AM

I feel like this lends credence to the idea that these are going to be akin to the Cutie Mark Crew line for MLP: blind-packed single figures, plus themed five-packs.

 

 

I'm still thinking they're going to be a take on these:

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The faction names totally share the same "humor".

 

Yeah, I get the impression that these will be to the Grossery Gang what the Cutie Mark Crew is to Shopkins.

 

 My son is into the Grossery Gang, so we may pick up a few, but I don't see it as something I'll go nuts over.



#58 Blot

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 05:58 AM

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#59 Doin It To Ham

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:38 PM

I am all for blindbags and I am all for little tiny Transformers that aren't vehicles. 

 

And I'm a dude, so toilets and poops and stuff are naturally cool too. Here's hoping for a Robowang figure.



#60 Tripredacus

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:44 PM

Maybe they will finally make an official toy for that Toilet TF that was in the UK comics.
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