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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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#41 Blot

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 06:08 PM

I have zero interest in any version of GTA, CoD or FIFA.

Vice City was pretty fun.  That's about all I can say about that topic though.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:23 PM

Skyrim sucked.

Skyrim is hugging trash.

 

Breath of the Wild is dreadfully boring, and one of my least favorite entries in the franchise.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:24 PM

I liked a lot of the options in san andreas, and they smoothed out controls and nicely boosted the graphics for five, but largely it's just not interesting to me. I see enough of that shit on the news every night, I don't want to be mimicking it.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:19 PM

Legend of Spyro series and Skylanders are fun games!



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:21 PM

FFVIII is trash. As much as I enjoyed the soundtrack, I just cannot get into the characters. Except for Ward. Ward was awesome. He didn't talk much, so he didn't offend my senses.

 

The magic system is a travesty and thank every single deity they never went back to Junction.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:31 PM

FFVIII is trash. As much as I enjoyed the soundtrack, I just cannot get into the characters. Except for Ward. Ward was awesome. He didn't talk much, so he didn't offend my senses.

 

The magic system is a travesty and thank every single deity they never went back to Junction.

 

Triple Triad was the only saving grace of the game.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:42 PM

 

Skyrim sucked.

Skyrim is hugging trash.

 

Breath of the Wild is dreadfully boring, and one of my least favorite entries in the franchise.

 

 

I'm not sure I'd call it boring, but in large I just didn't enjoy it a whole lot. I'm mostly annoyed that as a whole, it kinda lacks a story. Its there, and there are a few good characters, but the open-worldness and ability to do any thing in any order kinda works against it, on top of having to manually search for parts of it. Becuase each area is designed to be someone's first, there's no real connection between the areas. There's nothing that really feeds into each other.  While that is true for some Zelda games, there is still a sense of progression of when you beat things as you got new stuff as you advanced that usually let you do stuff you couldn't before. But here you kinda got everything from the start. Being innovative and trying something new in the series is good, but For me it strays just a bit too far from the Zelda formula to really be enjoyable.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:55 PM

 

 

Skyrim sucked.

Skyrim is hugging trash.

 

Breath of the Wild is dreadfully boring, and one of my least favorite entries in the franchise.

 

 

I'm not sure I'd call it boring, but in large I just didn't enjoy it a whole lot. I'm mostly annoyed that as a whole, it kinda lacks a story. Its there, and there are a few good characters, but the open-worldness and ability to do any thing in any order kinda works against it, on top of having to manually search for parts of it. Becuase each area is designed to be someone's first, there's no real connection between the areas. There's nothing that really feeds into each other.  While that is true for some Zelda games, there is still a sense of progression of when you beat things as you got new stuff as you advanced that usually let you do stuff you couldn't before. But here you kinda got everything from the start. Being innovative and trying something new in the series is good, but For me it strays just a bit too far from the Zelda formula to really be enjoyable.

 

I thought that they did a fairly good job with the concept of "all tools to solve puzzles and then making different puzzles with the same parts". The variety of terrain, and the ingenuity of some of it. It's an EXCELLENT game.

 

It's just not a legend of zelda game. Yeah, okay, fine, really good coat of LoZ paint on it. But it honestly feels like one of the devs came up with a really solid game concept and then marketing stepped in and said "This is good, but to make it GOLD...".

 

Still enjoy it though. It's my go to game when I'm working and "working" involves waiting in the car.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:55 PM

Breath of the Wild is the first Zelda game in twenty years.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:44 PM

While I will admit that Mortal Kombat Armageddon's fatalities were weak, its character creation was totally awesome and I enjoyed the hell out of it.

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:46 PM

MK vs DCU was a great game.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 12:59 AM

Well apparently I have another to add to the list.

 

Final Fantasy VIII is my favorite one to date. I loved just how well you could use the Junction system to your advantage.

 

Final Fantasy VI on the other hand, has too many characters and the worst villain I've ever seen in any media ever.

 

Seriously Kefka SUCKS.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:40 AM

I dislike free character customization in games where characters have defined roles and personalities. Customizing your created character is fine. But it feels wrong to me to even have the option of, say, making Cyan a mage, or Lulu a warrior. I prefer games like FF4, with defined character classes, or FF5, where characters aren't slotted into any particular role by design. If you're going to have a game where characters are defined in a particular role, but still have some customization options, FF9's system is much more to my liking.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 11:11 AM

I like Dragon Warrior XI and all...but it completely baffles me why the decided to emulate Final Fantasy X's sphere system. It's a crap system and I hate it.
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:25 PM

I actually love the Sphere System. Gives guided progression while allowing a person to play to their strengths and take favorite characters down paths they'd prefer.

 

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:48 PM

I still like the Materia system. Heal-alls, Bahamuts and hp ups for everyone!
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 10:44 AM

I'm actually sorry to say this one, but in the sea of Fighting game series out there.

 

Street Fighter is very basic and bland, and just not that fun to play.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:09 AM

I always thought Mortal Kombat was more fun that SF.



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:27 AM

First let me say that I've played and enjoyed games from each of these series. But:

Mortal Kombat only exists for the gore. Dead or Alive only exists for the jiggly boob physics. Super Smash Bros is a party game. Soul Calibur...is alright. I'll leave that one alone.

That leaves Soul Calibur and Street Fighter as the only truly pure tournament fighter franchises I've ever played.

I'll be fair and say I've never played Tekken, Virtua Fighter or Blaz Blue. So I can't really speak about them.
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:30 AM

Actually it's the Special Moves in MK that I liked a lot better than Street Fighter.

 

I just felt the Special Moves were more fun and could change the gameplay.





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