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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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#1 Paladin

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 12:57 PM

 

 

so it's somehow both a remake and a sequel AND a V for Vendetta knockoff.

 

 

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 01:19 PM

...the hell did I just watch?



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Posted 08 May 2019 - 05:27 PM

What...?

What does... any of that have to do with Watchmen?

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 08:40 PM

well theres rorschachs mask. kinda...


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 09:02 PM

Because when I think Rorschach, I think a dangerous cult.



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Posted 09 May 2019 - 12:40 AM

the cult thing is, i figure, kinda easy to explain...obviously after the printing of his journal, in the conspiracy theory paper that he loved, some people took it as gospel and created a very "Charlotesville-esque" group based on him. that paper is already described as being kinda racist and crazy anyway...so it works.

 

I dunno...I love anything related to watchmen...it means a lot to me...so im really excited for this, I think its got serious potential.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:51 AM

This 'Cult of Rorschach' lot give me more Dark Knight Returns vibes than Watchmen. Like when the Mutant gang became the 'Sons of Batman'.

If this is a sequel story, there won't be very many Watchmen in it.

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:40 PM

It looks like it's going to be really entertaining, exploring a scenario so far removed from what has come before that the consequence is unpredictable.

 

The series is going to be dogshit. I was talking about Alan Moore's reaction to this.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 10:37 PM

i get why people are down on Post- and/or Pre-Series Watchmen stuff. But for me? i love anything they slap that bloody smiley face on. But i'm not blind, deaf, or dumb...i know when somethings terrible, like the MINUTEMEN book from the Before event, and I know it wasn't totally loved but for me, the Rorschach book was pure fun and I loved the ride., it was bloody and pulpy, and had just the right amount of 70's grit to it.

 

I also REALLY love the extended directors cut of the movie, the very long one, with the newsstand and Black Freighter stuff put back in (I also will go to my grave believing Watchmen the movie has the greatest love making scene in movie history.) I feel like it was the one time Snyder got something even close to right.

 

I get fear and trepidation about a tv sequel mini-series...but then I want people to remember that its on HBO...the dang channel has True Detective, which has deep and both interesting and terrifying stories. Also it has Game Of Thrones, a super intertwined and intertangled story. If this Watchmen show is 1/10th the show they are it'll be so damn good.

 

(yes,I do have to try and convert the naysayers...sorry all =] )


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:15 AM

I'm too stupid to understand what the Black Freighter stuff had to do with the story as a whole.



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Posted 10 May 2019 - 12:02 PM

It's a story of someone destroying/corrupting themselves while trying to do the "right thing" until they are as big a monster as what they were trying to fight/stop. Thus it provides narrative parallel to Ozmandias. It also gives us echoes of other comics genres and ways the industry could have gone (Deconstruction of the Subject and Medium being Watchman's bag) while being a chorus of sorts to this story.

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 01:33 PM

That makes a lot more sense, thanks. I read that before I started my ADD meds, so I could never focus, and those interludes bored me. 



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:49 PM

I also REALLY love the extended directors cut of the movie, the very long one, with the newsstand and Black Freighter stuff put back in (I also will go to my grave believing Watchmen the movie has the greatest love making scene in movie history.) I feel like it was the one time Snyder got something even close to right.

 

i tried to get my hands on this but was never able to. the 3 hour directors cut is enough for me

 

and i think the movies ending was better than the comic. a giant squid is ridiculous. manhattan possibly killing everyone makes more sense


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:20 PM

Agreed. Veidt's plan in the film is far superior to the one in the comic.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 03:58 AM

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who felt the film plot worked a lot better and let him kill two birds with one stone (A believable, global threat in Manhattan while also removing Manhattan from any agency to stop him).



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:46 AM

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 02:37 PM

its like...someone pitched an idea for something, but when they bought said pitch they threw watchmen elements into it so they could use the name


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 08:22 PM


Robert Redford has been president for 28 years. Cell phones and the internet are outlawed. Fossil fuels are a thing of the past. Costumed heroes were popular, then banned. Police wear masks to protect their identities and cannot use their guns without a dispatcher unlocking them first. Reparations were issued for racial injustice, and our country remains ever divided. ew.com/tv/2019/09/18/damon-lindelof-watchmen-interview/

 

 

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 06:34 AM

Oh god it gets worse.

https://www.gamesrad...lof-alan-moore/

Damon Lindelof claims he's 'channeling Alan Moore' to tell that his Watchmen series is going "Screw you Alan Moore, I'm doing it anyway!"

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 06:52 AM

So absolutely nothing like Watchmen then.





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