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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 Superomegaprime

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:07 PM

That video kind of sums up my feelings in regards to the villian twist, it was a poorly executed twist no matter what way you look at it, great the first time around but on repeat viewings, the flaws become exposed painfully, all he ever needed to do was NOTHING Anna pretty much handed him the keys to the kingdom when she went chasing after her sister, isn't there like a Prime minister or a guardian for the girls to be in charge of the kingdom, Anna only just met Hans, aside from the fact she desperate for love or a boyfriend, she abandon's her procession as heir to the throne to chase after her sister leaving the man she just met a few hours ago (min maybe?) in charge. Maybe when Disney decides its time for a Frozen live action film, they'll sort that sort of thing out.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:19 PM

2. The songs, after "Let it go", my personal fav is "Do you want to build a snowman? (there is a lot of heart in that song)"

It also led to one of my favourite parodies.



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:08 AM


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 13 June 2019 - 08:15 AM

Okay, Regarding Frozen 1:

 

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:19 PM

While not a different take on Do you want to build a snowman, there is a parody on the Smash hit Song, Let it Go:

 

So let it flow:

 


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 02:30 PM

I dunno, other than some hints in that earlier song, the twist kinda doesn't make sense with a lot of the guy's scenes, especially the part of the first one when he's by himself and gives a look on his face that comes across as sincere both internally and externally. As well as in certain other scenes where he's genuinely considerate, benevolent, and honorable to those around him. It's only when the twist occurs that it tries to make us think otherwise, but it just doesn't work with everything presented in the movie presented beforehand.

 

Film Theory once did a video that further explained why the twist doesn't work and tried to figure out what could have led to such a nonsensical twist, like if there was some greater force behind it. Of course, by now we can probably say that this theory won't be a part of this sequel film, but it's still an interesting idea to think about:

 

 

I really like the twist in this.

I don't feel for a second that it invalidates anything that came before. For all we know, he does care about the subjects, he is genuinely considerate and honourable in regards to being a king.

...However, he is willing to do whatever it takes to get to that position of being a king. He's 13th In line himself, unless he plays dirty, he's never going to get the job...and he really wants to help others, so this is the only way he can do it.

 

I like a villain like that, it gives him dimensions, not just a twirling mustache of 'I will kill to be King, so therefore I must be a bad king too' level of characterisation.


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:49 PM

It's just, all he had to do was let Anna hand him the throne instead of exposing himself.

 

if anything, the twist would have worked better if he'd kissed Anna, saw that it didn't work, and then explained himself after Anna would question why his kiss didn't cure her. Plus, that way would have also opened Anna's eyes to how true love isn't like some idealistic fairy tale before Hans would even have had to explain himself.

 

But I guess Disney these days doesn't want any of their princesses lip-to-lip kissing onscreen anyone other than their designated love interests.


Edited by Sabrblade, 16 June 2019 - 07:50 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 17 June 2019 - 12:09 AM

I said it when the movie came out, Frozen was a fantastic movie that's only flaw is making Hans a villain when the story would have worked perfectly well with no real villain. Hell could have think he loved her, kiss her, have it not work, and then in denial he goes out to kill Elsa in the belief it is the only way to save Anna. Movie climax plays out almost entirely the same and in the end and he realizes that he might have had a crush on her but it wasn't true love and that maybe he needs to grow a bit before trying to pursue romance. That way he's not a villain just a guy who made a bad call in an emergency and it gives kids in the audience several more important lessons.

 

Him just suddenly going "mwahaha im evil" was.. disappointing.

 

Still not as disappointing as the Frozen world in KH3 tho. man that.. that was just a mess.



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 04:57 AM

It's just, all he had to do was let Anna hand him the throne instead of exposing himself.

 

As someone who hasn't seen Frozen, this line presented without context makes Disney far edgier than it is. :D



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Posted 19 June 2019 - 07:58 AM

Hans as a villain is great though. It shows that the smooth talking, seemingly kind people can be monsters that are only pretending to get what they want.

 

 

That seems like a good life lesson to teach kids.


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 10:34 AM

"Don't trust nice people, kids!" :p


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 19 June 2019 - 01:30 PM

I mean, there are definitely lessons to be learned about having a working BS detector.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:00 PM

Reading summaries, I think the lesson here is "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."



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Posted 19 June 2019 - 03:51 PM

"Don't trust nice people, kids!" :p


Don't trust people with your life and everything that matters to you the day you meet them even if they seem great, isn't bad advice at all.

-ZacWilliam, as is "there's a difference between attraction and true love, and love at first sight isn't always, despite what fairy tales say."
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:30 AM

To me that twist is what made the movie go from okay to excellent, so I'm all for it. Also, teaching young girls not to immediately fall for the first smooth-talking pretty boy they develop a crush on is a valid lesson.



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Posted 23 September 2019 - 08:48 AM

New trailer:

 


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 09:33 AM

Hmmn, getting some more info on the plot with this trailer. Looks great so far!


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 10:14 AM

The stone columns remind of those seen in Brave.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 23 September 2019 - 12:11 PM

The stone columns remind of those seen in Brave.

 

I'm sure those people forming a Disney cannon will say Elsa & Anna's ancesstors were related to those in Brave by going with those stones and their parents aren't dead but instead got ship wrecked and while at sea had a baby boy, upon being stranded they built a tree house and evenly got killed by a Leapord but the baby is saved by a female gorilla who adopts and raises him as her own.


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 12:33 PM

 

The stone columns remind of those seen in Brave.

 

I'm sure those people forming a Disney cannon will say Elsa & Anna's ancesstors were related to those in Brave by going with those stones and their parents aren't dead but instead got ship wrecked and while at sea had a baby boy, upon being stranded they built a tree house and evenly got killed by a Leapord but the baby is saved by a female gorilla who adopts and raises him as her own.

 

:rolleyes


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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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