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

Twitter's revamp is so dumb. Nowadays, even when I am logged out of my account, right-clicking an image on Google Chrome won't let me access a URL to easily get the image's full size. 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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#2081 Exatron

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 01:38 AM

I did the trick of flipping the red piece around. I guess you can say it helps, in that the crest is slightly less horrible about popping out now, but it's still horrible. It just makes it so that instead of having a stable position it wants to go to where the crest is in the wrong spot, there's simply no stable position at all. It's just absolutely horribly engineered. Here's hoping there's a third party set at some point that includes an alternate piece there that just provides for the crest to have a stable position where it's supposed to be.

 

Other than that, he's pretty good. Ankles are a bit floppy, and could really use something to tighten them up, but he stands ok. The stickers are still horrible, mainly because they're cut to exactly the size of the recessed area to apply them, leaving no tolerance for any misalignment. Either you position it perfectly, or they'll have the same issues with overhanging or curling up that we see on all the PotP stickers. There are at least a couple that will overhang on some parts even if you do position them perfectly, since they're slightly larger than the plastic surface they go on. They can go on pretty well if you're really careful though. Everything else, I'm pretty happy with.

 

Really need a new Star Saber now.



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 09:53 PM

Kind of annoyed. FedEx was supposed to deliver my Star Convoy and some fresh dog food for my dog yesterday. They didn't, stating there was a weather exception. Delivery was rescheduled for today. They didn't deliver again today for the same reason. It hasn't snowed since last Tuesday. Now delivery is set for next Tuesday. I'm highly suspect that the dog food will be still frozen by then (temperature Monday and Tuesday is supposed to be 50 degrees). So I'm annoyed that not only have they not delivered my figure but my dog's food will go bad. I don't know if they're backed up from the holidays, but not even attempting to deliver my stuff is really crappy.


Still waiting for the now spoiled food and Star Convoy.

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 10:18 AM

I got Star Convoy in the mail on Friday, but didn't have a chance to open him until Tuesday night. With POTP Optimus Prime, I partly didn't enjoy it because there wasn't an extra mode for the trailer while the cab transformed to small robot mode. And never saw a fan mode I liked. But as Star Convoy, a base mode that's half robot torso with arms sticking out, is fitting!
 
 
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Posted 11 December 2019 - 12:49 PM

I wonder how many people are going to throw out the stickers by accident?

 

Once I flipped the red part around, the star actually somehow snaps into place in... something.  I'm honestly not sure what it's snapping to, but it works and I like it.  This toy also has two of probably the nicest Optimus headsculpts we've ever seen, especially the powered up mode head.  It's shockingly good looking in person.


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 05:28 AM

I still have the stickers but have not bothered to apply them. Not sure if I will.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 09:57 PM

Generations 2020 shows that the individual guns of the Seacons can all combine into one larger gun.

 

Edit:  2020, not 2019.


Edited by Powered Convoy, 13 December 2019 - 09:16 AM.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 10:01 PM

Generations 2019 shows that the individual guns of the Seacons can all combine into one larger gun.


Any 5 of them can, and then the last gun turns into a tiny little robot that can struggle to hold it.


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Posted 13 December 2019 - 12:37 AM

Generations 2019 shows that the individual guns of the Seacons can all combine into one larger gun.

 

are they getting a more widespread release later? or were the orders on pulse it?


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Posted 13 December 2019 - 01:51 AM

Yes. You could get them secondhand, but TakaraTomy Mall or Pulse were the only direct orders.

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 10:39 AM

 

Kind of annoyed. FedEx was supposed to deliver my Star Convoy and some fresh dog food for my dog yesterday. They didn't, stating there was a weather exception. Delivery was rescheduled for today. They didn't deliver again today for the same reason. It hasn't snowed since last Tuesday. Now delivery is set for next Tuesday. I'm highly suspect that the dog food will be still frozen by then (temperature Monday and Tuesday is supposed to be 50 degrees). So I'm annoyed that not only have they not delivered my figure but my dog's food will go bad. I don't know if they're backed up from the holidays, but not even attempting to deliver my stuff is really crappy.


Still waiting for the now spoiled food and Star Convoy.

 

Got the spoiled food on Wednesday.  Still no Star Convoy (shipped the 4th, was supposed to arrive the 6th).


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Posted 13 December 2019 - 10:59 AM

Man, foil stickers are the goddamn devil.  Whoever decided those should be brought back ought to be shot into the sun.


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Posted 13 December 2019 - 01:36 PM



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Posted 13 December 2019 - 05:01 PM

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 05:22 PM

Star Convoys star chest: take the little red hinge piece off and separate the star. Set the red hinge piece aside. Open the chest doors slightly and place the star on the chest. This allows the tiny tab on the back of the star to fit in the tiny hole between the chest doors. Then close the doors. The chest hole will close snugly around the tiny tab.

Does that make sense? This is the only way I could get it to work. Also, I hate it.

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 06:57 PM

So maybe I got a good one, or I figured out a trick. If you just push the star in to the center plug it pops right back out. If you use both thumbs to push the edges in at the same time it makes a different click and stays put.

 

At least on mine

 

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 07:38 PM

I've also had better luck trying to push in the ends. Seems like the pressure from the star wanting to rotate outward can be used to get the star to push up against that top ridge. It normally takes a few tries, and it's not at all stable, but it's about the only way I can get it to stay in place at all.

 

Anyway, Victory Saber when?

 

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 07:49 PM

Anyway, Victory Saber when?

 

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The MP is a good stand-in for now.


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Posted 16 December 2019 - 08:02 AM

Finally opened Gen. Selects Ricochet. I didn't realize they had given him a new head sculpt. Doesn't really match the Ricochet character though...
 
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Posted 16 December 2019 - 02:19 PM



So maybe I got a good one, or I figured out a trick. If you just push the star in to the center plug it pops right back out. If you use both thumbs to push the edges in at the same time it makes a different click and stays put.

 

At least on mine

 

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I finally figured out what the "click" was that I get- If you look at it from the side, the star has divots that fit the details of the fake cab chest exactly, and it has a really hard time getting over the lowest "vent" thing, but snaps into place once I get it over that.  Flipping the red piece forces it to stay in that position.  Regardless, it's a really bad design choice and should have just pegged into the two incredibly obvious holes right above the star.  I mean, come on.


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Posted 16 December 2019 - 02:42 PM

After 12 days, instead of the usual 1, I finally got my Star Convoys from Hasbro Pulse.


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