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@  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.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.


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#1 Paladin

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 06:57 AM

in which Clark Kent joins the Navy SEALS & Lana Lang is nearly gang-raped.

 

Seriously.

 

 

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 07:52 AM


"Frank Miller's Superman."

What are "Things that should never exist or be published for 500" Alex?

-ZacWilliam, seriously high on the list of guys I have no desire to see touch Superman.
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 08:00 AM

*sigh* Why does Superman need an edgy backstory? Is it so hard to write him as an orphaned immigrant, adopted by loving parents who instilled into him virtues and encouraged him to discover more about himself and grew up in a quiet nowhere where his more...peculiar...traits never really went noticed because the closest neighbors were miles away?


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 08:17 AM

Because optimism, compassion, truth and unadulterated altruism are apparently, alien concepts at the moment. And the idea of 'Tge Big Blue Boy Scout' is seemingly antithetical to their modern view of an edgy, angst fuelled, morally grey 'Superman'.

It is very sad.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 08:55 AM

Look, Frank Miller was replaced by an angry talentless alien or something back around 2000, so I don't know why his name carries any weight still.


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 04:37 PM

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 04:41 PM

"Frank Miller's Superman."

What are "Things that should never exist or be published for 500" Alex?

-ZacWilliam, seriously high on the list of guys I have no desire to see touch Superman.

 

Shouldn't it be:

What are "Things that should never exist or be published for 300" Alex?

 

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 04:46 PM

Frank Miller in his prime writing a Superman Year One would sound like a bad idea.

 

Today's Frank Miller? It has the potential to be hilariously awful, and if it is, I'm there for that*. Hurt me, DC, so at least I'll feel something.

 

 

*When it's on sale someday. $8 for the first issue, they must be well and truly outside of their goddamn minds.


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 07:02 AM

*sigh* Why does Superman need an edgy backstory? Is it so hard to write him as an orphaned immigrant, adopted by loving parents who instilled into him virtues and encouraged him to discover more about himself and grew up in a quiet nowhere where his more...peculiar...traits never really went noticed because the closest neighbors were miles away?

To be fair, the image of rural upbringing as a progenitor of honest, decent thinking is kind of hard to take seriously anymore. Framed from a modern perspective, it's hard to believe Clark isn't a racist, homophobic, bible-thumper who thinks unions are the devil.

 

Not to say that this is a better option, just that Superman is in dire need of an updated, less whitewashed backstory. And Frank Miller nowhere in sight.


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:52 AM

Superman, as raised by Fox News.


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:04 AM

it was...almost completly terrible.  There were tons of weird stilted moments in the text...like Pa talked like a 30's hick, but i have no idea when it takes place. The gang rape scene...i'll sort-of accept, because atleast lana isnt a high school prostitute...these are the kinds of concessions that must be made with a current Frank Miller book.


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 04:28 PM

 

*sigh* Why does Superman need an edgy backstory? Is it so hard to write him as an orphaned immigrant, adopted by loving parents who instilled into him virtues and encouraged him to discover more about himself and grew up in a quiet nowhere where his more...peculiar...traits never really went noticed because the closest neighbors were miles away?

To be fair, the image of rural upbringing as a progenitor of honest, decent thinking is kind of hard to take seriously anymore. Framed from a modern perspective, it's hard to believe Clark isn't a racist, homophobic, bible-thumper who thinks unions are the devil.

 

Not to say that this is a better option, just that Superman is in dire need of an updated, less whitewashed backstory. And Frank Miller nowhere in sight.

 

 

I get where you are coming from, but honestly I think that's the untapped potential in Supes' backstory because "whitewashed" rural America is changing fast. So the concept of the immigrant/alien wanting to adapt to their new surroundings while not losing what they were...has some legs even without altering the fundamentals of Superman's upbringing.

 

But it may be that I'm a bit more jealous regarding said backstory since I pretty much live in Clark's backstory or as damn close to it as one can without the superpowers. I might not have been adopted but my wife was, so his backstory resonates. As for the more unpleasant aspects of rural life...again there's story potential there.

 

The typical teenager weekend involves copious amounts of alcohol and long stretches of road. A kid that's virtually indestructible and powerful? You've got a lot of chances for the beloved modern tragedies that teach valuable life lessons. Plus it'd be a hell of a thing for Clark to find out he's a mean drunk as a hormone raging teen.



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 12:48 PM

at this point I can't even blame Frank... this is on the editors and EiC or whoever at warners actually tells them what to do at this point.

 

Frank's going to write what frank's always writing these days. but somebody approved it for publication 



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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:22 PM

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:24 PM

I eagerly await Clark imprisoning Jimmy Olsen in the Fortress of Solitude forcing him to hunt, kill and eat vermin to survive.

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 04:27 PM

And Lois Lane walking around her apartment in her underwear for absolutely no reason other Frank wanting to 'make the readers drool'.

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 12:43 AM

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 08:11 PM

Sigh....Frank Miller's Superman.

 

 

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