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@  ThunderWear : (27 January 2020 - 08:56 PM)

Think of it positively, maybe your face just has optional no-slip surfaces

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 January 2020 - 05:38 PM)

I have dyspraxia so use a electric trimmer, it's never smooth. NEVER!

@  Benbot : (27 January 2020 - 12:52 PM)

don't you hate it when you shave but miss a whisker and it bugs you all day long and you try to yank it out but you can't because it's too short to get a hold of but your hand keeps finding it whenever you touch your face?

@  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


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#1 D Immortalis

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 12:45 AM

To start, im only posting this here because my parents suggested it, based on the charity work we as a community have done. (if this post is a problem please let me know and im sorry.)
 
3 weeks ago i started having problems with my right foot (this is my bad foot, from all my back injuries, but this was different), so i told my mom to get me the walker because i couldnt use my foot. I took some meds and went to bed and when i woke up saturday i fell into a chair and couldnt move my leg at all.
 
There i stayed for 2 days because no one realized what was actuallly going on, we thought it was just my back being really bad mixed with the flu.
 
Monday i took an ambulance to the hospital and found out i was in Full Kidney Failure, my liver was failing, and i had a mysterious case of Rhabdomyolysis. I also has a mild heart attack and based on how messed up my right arm is, a stroke of some kind.
 
Emergency Dialysis followed, along with tons of tests, and a muscle biopsy of my right leg...So far there are still no answers as to why this happened to me, but the hell thats followed certainly isnt mysterious.
 
I have ZERO use of my right foot, i cannot use it at all. My right leg, from the butt down to the ankle has little to no feeling except pain. And when i say pain, i mean pain like i have never experienced before, especially in my dead foot...its indesceibably intense at times. and my right leg is still swollen as well, which is kinda scary.
 
I am currently in a Rehab facility working on trying to walk and use that leg again...its been a week of that so far and needless to say things look both hopeful and grim.
 
As it stands, my insurance doesnt cover the kind of Hospital Bed i'll need when i eventualy go home, and they dont cover a bunch of other stuff. All we're trying to do is take the burden off my parents a little bit, as we are not people of means (basically dad can afford our rent, bills, and food...wile still haveing a little left over to live on, mom cant work as shes disabled with back problems and a handful of other things, and me, we all know my situation.)
 
I would never come to you guys, hat in hand, like this...but to be honest i'm turning to every possible place i can...and i know the kind of people the Allspark is as a community. So im putting a link to the GOFUNDME page a friend set up for me.
 
I have hope i can survive this...but im scared.
 

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 05:10 PM

Oh my god! That sounds horrible. I'll pitch in what I can.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 05:50 PM

Dude I really hope things get better for you and that your able to recover


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#4 D Immortalis

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 11:12 PM

thanks guys...can always count on this community.

 

the road ahead is gonna be hard as all...i still cant feel most of my leg or use my foot...but i was able to use the walker and very painfully get to the bathroom, like a big boy! lol

 

so every little milestone counts i guess.


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:10 AM

Oh yikes, that's scary, I can't even imagine. *hugs* I'll see what I can do.

Edit: I'll be taking commissions for this. Hopefully it'll help raise more funds.

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#6 D Immortalis

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 11:13 PM

Figured id give a bit of an update:

 

Both of the physical and occupational therapists are saying im doing much better...theyre letting me "walk" around the room alone and go to the bathroom by myself...i "walked" almost 150ft today.

 

Reason i put Walk in qoutes, is because yes, im up and moving, but i still have no use of my right foot, no feeling in it or the ankle, most of my leg is still swollen and numb...and the pain in the foot/ankle/calf is so insane that none of the other milestones matter to me.

 

i havent slept more than 2.5 hours a night in 4 days...because of the pain.

 

im working hard, im trying, im doing everything i can do...but without the feeling or use of the foot, and with the pain at the level its at...i dont know how much i have in me....and that scares me.


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 07:28 AM

I'm guessing you're already on strong painkillers. Some improvement is good though. Hang in there, we're rooting for you.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:13 AM

i been on painkillers for almost 20yrs...and what im on now is barely scratching the surface of what i actually need. what i was on in the hospital was working (15mg oxycodone every 4hrs), but my pain management doctor freaked out at that and put me on 2 10mg percocet a day and 2 time release morphine a day...i might as well be taking ibuprofren.

 

i just want to be comfortable...but its starting to look like that'll never happen again.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 04:53 AM

If you've been taking painkillers for that long, that may be the cause of the kidney failure. The rhabdomyolysis on the other hand may be due to the back injury you sustained. While most injuries don't cause rhabdomyolysis at such a level, decreased kidney function would mean that the myoglobin couldn't be disposed of and it accumulated in the blood. This in turn would have caused some liver damage. Can't be 100% sure without a full history and record though. 

 

From what you described, it seems that you were in a state of uremia. While it's hell during the condition itself and the immediate recovery period, once your body chemistry starts to stabilize, the symptoms should become more tolerable. Take things slowly, because decreased renal function doesn't cause any symptoms until the body chemistry is completely and totally hugged up. While it's hard to say up to what extent without knowing the state of your kidneys and other comorbid conditions, with proper medication and lifestyle, most patients regain quite a bit of function. 

 

The most important thing right now is to find out the etiology of the kidney injury. 


Edited by unluckiness, 08 April 2019 - 04:57 AM.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 07:35 PM

from what the doctors have said, even though they have no real idea why it happened (though i think my friend and i figured it out...ill get tothat in a second)...they think its more likely all the OTC stuff i took, like ibuprofren, aleve, asprin, and tylenol. (yes i took that stuff along with the painkillers and muscle relaxers, my pain has been that bad for the past year, even post surgery)...but again, they have no idea.

 

my kidneys and kidney functions are both close to 100% with no permanent damage...same with my liver...thankfully.

 

Ok, so a few months ago they said i had a "fatty liver" and my triglycerides were a little elevated...so they put me on Fenofibrate. since ive been on it, i havent felt great...muscle aches, headaches, kidney pain (i thought were kidney stones)....turns out theres a REALLY RARE side effect of Fenofibrate that does everything that happened to me...but my doctor poo-poo'd that idea....its still the best answer i got.


Edited by D Immortalis, 08 April 2019 - 07:35 PM.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 11:17 PM

Monotherapy with fibrates have a very small chance of rhabdomyolysis. Like, so small that theyll write research papers examining that one case.

If you take them with at the same time as statins though, the risk is quite high.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 11:22 PM

yeah, i know the risk is super low...but ive gotten rare side effects from stuff before, ive gotten rare versions of pneumonia, the issue with my back in the way they've happened and the effects on the rest of my body are sort of a mystery (some doctors have described it as some for of "A Degenerative Bone Disorder", but have never been able to figure it out)...

 

so, for me to get something that has like a .01 chance of happening isn't out of the realm of possibility, lol.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 01:49 AM

May be an autoimmune condition like polymyositis if there's no kidney involvement (good news that, by the way). The muscle biopsy and bloodwork should confirm or rule that out. 


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#14 D Immortalis

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 12:44 PM

the biopsy results came back inconclusive...so theres that lol


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 10:37 PM

so tomorrow i go home. back into the hel that was my life, only now its worse! hoooray!

 

'eh...knowing my new limitations is hard...owning my own wheelchair is kinda a thing that's killing me.

 

im so scared, and im so lost, and I just feel like I don't know how much ive got in me to live in this "new normal".

 

sigh.


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