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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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#801 Kup

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 08:53 AM

I have a best friend that, if he died, Id be a complete and utter wreck. Hes effectively a brother to me, and if one of us had to jump off a cliff to save the universe, wed probably fight to equally save the others family like hawkeye and Natasha.

Ill fight for him and his family, equally as much as my own. Yes. Theres love within friendships.
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Posted 20 November 2019 - 10:33 AM

In other words, not all love is romantic or sexual. Platonic love is a very real and, in many people's cases, very deep thing.

 

Disney's Brother Bear and Frozen were even all about that kind of love.


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 12:33 PM

Thing is, if we'd been shown that Hawkeye and Widow had a relationship truly that deep at some point (maybe if there's bee a movie showing them working together as SHIELD agents?), then it wouldn't seem forced to me.

If you took the Hawkeye and Black Widow from Avengers:EMH cartoon, and put them in that situation, I could buy it much more easily.

 

Part of the problem is that Renner seems to be a flat wooden actor who can do action stunts but seems to be as emotionally withdrawn as Christian Bale (when Bale isn't being a spoiled brat screaming as a member of the production crew).



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 02:19 PM


Thing is, if we'd been shown that Hawkeye and Widow had a relationship truly that deep at some point

 

Again, they've had moments of genuine affection and friendship since the first Avengers film, when Natasha went out of her way to break Clint free of the brainwashing instead of just straight up killing him. I'm really not sure what exactly you want to make the relationship seem real to you when it's been one of the most consistent of the MCU.

 

Seriously, Clint and Natasha have more screen time together than Nat and Bruce, but nobody bats an eye that those two became an item off screen.



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 02:46 PM

if thanos had put any REAL thought into a plan, he wouldve come up with the idea of doubling the universes resources. hell, he could make them infinite. but he all crazy and thinks killing is the best way to go


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 03:35 PM


 

Seriously, Clint and Natasha have more screen time together than Nat and Bruce, but nobody bats an eye that those two became an item off screen.

 

Actually, I thought that (Nat & Bruce) was really stupid.



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 03:43 PM

Thing is, if we'd been shown that Hawkeye and Widow had a relationship truly that deep at some point (maybe if there's bee a movie showing them working together as SHIELD agents?), then it wouldn't seem forced to me.

If you took the Hawkeye and Black Widow from Avengers:EMH cartoon, and put them in that situation, I could buy it much more easily.

 

Part of the problem is that Renner seems to be a flat wooden actor who can do action stunts but seems to be as emotionally withdrawn as Christian Bale (when Bale isn't being a spoiled brat screaming as a member of the production crew).

 

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:19 AM

if thanos had put any REAL thought into a plan, he wouldve come up with the idea of doubling the universes resources. hell, he could make them infinite. but he all crazy and thinks killing is the best way to go

 

Pretty much, yeah.

 

Thanos got it into his head that halving the population of Titan would solve it's problems. Regardless of whether or not it would've worked, they didn't do it, and everyone died...save him. And thus he made the logical leap that he was right. So he's got it locked in his head that doing the same thing on a grander scale will solve everything. He has to be right, because if another alternative works...well, we saw him taking an alternate route in Endgame, didn't we?

 

I'm glad he's dust now. Dude was a jerk.


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Posted 21 November 2019 - 12:57 PM

The "double the resources" thing doesn't really work though if you apply some thought to it.  The logistics of it seem too complicated for even the Mind Stone to manage.

 

Like, where do these resources go?  Will the planets suddenly be overrun with natural resources like flora and fauna heedless of the people inhabiting those places?  Or suppose they get put in a neutral place.  Is there any guarantee these resources will be distributed fairly among the civilisations that need them?  Not everyone's needs are the same.

 

And it simply wouldn't be in character for Thanos.  He doesn't want to rule or manage anything.  Would his army be in charge of making sure everyone gets what aid they need?

 

Plus, he's a cynical, sociopathic butthole.  OF COURSE he's gonna wipe people out.  It's the fastest, cleanest, easiest way he can see.  He thinks doing it randomly is fair and just, which is what, Two-Face Logic?  And Two-Face is SUCH a stable individual...



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Posted 21 November 2019 - 06:08 PM

I think it is partly an inertia thing.  Thanos always had an idea that he would gather up all the Infinity Stones and fix things in one snap, but he didn't wait for that to happen.  He was going planet to planet doing his plan manually and he had no means to double the resources just by showing up with some space whales.  By the time he got the stones, he was pretty set in that idea.



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Posted 22 November 2019 - 11:15 AM

Well, new S.H. Figuarts of Endgame figures went up for preorder this morning and if you sleep at night, that means you missed them.  Why do you keep doing this, Bandai?  



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Posted 06 January 2020 - 04:00 PM

resurrecting this thread cause somethings been bothering me: how did scotts van got in parking garage/storage unit in the first place? not only that, but it was even labelled "lang" on the fence (or one of the boxes that was in there. anyway...). who found the van to get it moved? how did they know who it belonged to? was it luis or one of those guys? did scott tell him what he was doing and where he was going?


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Posted 06 January 2020 - 04:31 PM

I think the van was just impounded as abandoned property.


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Posted 06 January 2020 - 06:18 PM

And as long as it was in his name it wouldnt be too hard to look up the plates.

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 06:45 PM

was it determined if any of the Wombats survived the snap? 

 

 

because i would KILL to see Luis recapping the five years in between movies...


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Posted 06 January 2020 - 11:27 PM

resurrecting this thread cause somethings been bothering me: how did scotts van got in parking garage/storage unit in the first place? not only that, but it was even labelled "lang" on the fence (or one of the boxes that was in there. anyway...). who found the van to get it moved? how did they know who it belonged to? was it luis or one of those guys? did scott tell him what he was doing and where he was going?

 

I assumed it was done by either one of the Wombats or by Scott's ex-wife and her cop hubby.


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