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@  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

@  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.

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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:57 PM

Eight years ago today Transformers: Prime made its debut on The Hub.


For all its good and bad, I remember it as still having the most visually appealing animation design of any Transformers cartoon yet.



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Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:08 PM

Can't figure out if it feels longer or shorter than that. Beautiful, wonderful, noseless show.


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:15 PM

A pretty show that served as an effective insomnia cure.

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:24 PM


This is how I choose to remember it.

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:30 PM

Great designs, but having rewatched it a few years ago I don't really think it holds up all that well when you watch it all in one go?

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:45 PM

Best Ratchet ever.

Also Knockout.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 12:06 AM

Starscream, Knock Out, Dreadwing, the Predaking, Wheeljack, other Jack, talking Bumblebee, Agent Fowler, Season 1 Airachnid, and the absolute boss of pure joy that is Smokescreen =  :love  


Conversely, dullest. Optimus. Ever.


Save for his Season 3 upgrade debut fight. That was awesome.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 12:14 AM

Prime had its ups and downs and there were definitely some major weak points to it, but i had some fun binge-watching it on netflix one summer so it's not entirely worthless.

Also yeah it's cg kicked ass, and I fondly remember at least a few of the characters.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 12:16 AM

My reflection on Prime in three words:




He's on your side...except when he isn't!



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 12:31 AM

My favorite TF show and my favorite version of most of these characters.


Yes, I'm including Optimus in that.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:13 AM

Still all about Beast Hunters.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:27 AM

Prime is 8 years old? My how the time flies...


Pretty good show, with a lot of strengths but a few glaring weaknesses. A good mix of new characters (Knock Out and Airachnid especially), and strong takes on those we've seen before. Good voice acting cast. I do remember feeling bored watching it for large parts, though... just sorta lacked that 'it' factor somehow.


(Which is all things I feel like I could say about Beast Machines too)

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:52 AM

Great designs, but having rewatched it a few years ago I don't really think it holds up all that well when you watch it all in one go?

Yeah, I feel like this is kinda where I'm at. I generally enjoyed it on an episode by episode basis at the time, but watching it now as a whole, the long-term plotting is kind of... not great at times. Season 2 is a bit of a mess up until they decided to go fully serialised for the final few episodes. As has been pointed out in the past, they were clearly hit by huge budget issues during that season.

The Decepticon cast was great, no doubt about that, and the Autobots who weren't Bee or Optimus were enjoyable too, especially Ratchet. And easily the nicest cinematography in a Transformers show.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 04:26 AM

Lots of great characters, but Knock Out is obviously a spectacular highlight and I hope we continue to see him popping up elsewhere.

But that Ratchet. Swoon. Just a really fantastic performance and a brilliantly written character.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:57 AM

My feelings on Transformers Prime are complicated. One one hand, this is one of the prettiest shows I've ever had the pleasure of watching. It has one of the best Soundwaves in years, a pretty great voice cast, some stellar moments of writing...


But on the other hand, it has some poor plotting in season 2, they only have like 10 locations for the entirety of the show, Optimus is boring, and I'm sorta chafing from how a lot of people put this show on a frankly ridiculous pedestal as the "best Transformers show." And, of course, I have no idea how much of my loving of this series comes from the fact that I was 10 when it first came out. This show has possibly the heaviest nostalgia for me out of any incarnation of the Transformers, ever, so thus I feel I can't look at it head-on.


I am very glad it exists, though.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:06 AM

This is one of my favorite TF shows overall, including the flaws. It hit the right mix of "serious, but with levity," it features excellent character designs, it features my favorite iterations of Arcee, Starscream and Ratchet....there's a lot to love.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:48 AM

The plots are mostly mediocre and formulaic, opting instead to focus on characters and dramatic flare. Which when they nailed them down were pretty perfect. I'll echo that Starscream, Arcee, and Ratchet are pretty much the best versions of those characters in the brand's history (Mix them with facets from the IDW characters and they'd be fantastic templates for all future use), and Knockdown needs to stay part of the brand in some way or another.

Even Smokescreen shined despite starting as a pretty standard trope.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:43 AM

Yeah I remember musing on this during the show's run. I was there for the characters and their arcs, moreso than the plots, and I viewed those plots more as an excuse to have those great characters be who they were and do stuff, rather than those plots being the point themselves.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:50 AM

Animated ended and Prime took its place.

Thats all I need to know.

(Truthfully Im okay with Prime, it just didnt grab me like I hoped it would it Animated did...)

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:59 AM

Why don't they have noses

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