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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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#681 Sabrblade

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:26 AM

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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 August 2019 - 10:27 AM

wow that is some erroneous front page copy

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:37 AM

Literally from the TakaraTomy Unicron order page:

 

If Hasbro's crowdfunding project is not successful, the sale of this product will be canceled and the sales contract will be cancelled.

 

So for chrissakes, no, TakaraTomy will not be making Unicrons regardless.  That makes no sense, and people need to stop claiming otherwise.  



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:48 AM

 

There's a handful of people out there convinced the Takara release is happening no matter what and the backer system is just a Hasbro scheme.

 

yeah well there's a handful of people out there who think the moon isn't real 

 

 

like come on



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 11:03 AM

Seriously.  Fix the article.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 11:04 AM

Love how they don't show you the price of him as they roll over the webpage.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 11:23 AM

Literally from the TakaraTomy Unicron order page:

 

If Hasbro's crowdfunding project is not successful, the sale of this product will be canceled and the sales contract will be cancelled.

 

So for chrissakes, no, TakaraTomy will not be making Unicrons regardless.  That makes no sense, and people need to stop claiming otherwise.  

 

Further to that, BBTS explicitly states that their orders will contribute to the crowdfund, and that if that the initiative does not succeed, the orders will be cancelled and deposits will be refunded.  This is the same with all of the international sites offering similar deals.

 

8000 is the worldwide crowdfunding minimum goal.

 

[edit] Also, Australian campaign site with further proof: https://www.zingpopc...icron-27-figure


Edited by mx-01 archon, 13 August 2019 - 11:29 AM.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 11:31 AM

Ok, then, NEW conspiracy theory:  Unicron already failed to get funded, so they got Galactus, gave him a LOT of plastic surgery, and ever since then he's been Unicron whenever they needed a photo.  Evidence of this can be found on the album covers he made with Primus and the Death Stars 1 and 2 before the band broke up.



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 12:00 PM

I honestly think there is little chance of Unicron getting funded. Funding isn't even at 3000 yet, with only 18 days to go.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 12:02 PM

So just to clarify. From Taktom and Oz both, their numbers will be added to the USA numbers. Everything counts towards the 8k.

 

It makes sense then as to why Taktom's pre-orders end at 1300 on the 30th, as that's midnight Eastern time. Gives them the day to get it all processed and added to the count.


Edited by Dake, 13 August 2019 - 12:07 PM.

 
 
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 12:07 PM

I honestly think there is little chance of Unicron getting funded. Funding isn't even at 3000 yet, with only 18 days to go.

 

Sail barge got 5000 backers on pretty much the last day, after sitting on 3000 (2000 under the minimum) for the majority of the campaign time.



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 12:09 PM



So just to clarify. From Taktom and Oz both, their numbers will be added to the USA numbers. Everything counts towards the 8k.

As far as everybody actually knows, yes.  All the non-US buyers and retailers look to be putting together the equivalent of bulk orders, which means they'll probably put it all in at the last minute to get the max number of buyers.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 12:17 PM

I honestly think there is little chance of Unicron getting funded. Funding isn't even at 3000 yet, with only 18 days to go.

 

That number only counts people who pledged specifically through the Hasbro Pulse website.  There are joint crowdfunding arms from other countries and through intermediary retailers that are yet to be counted.  

 

And, yeah, the Barge didn't fund until the last minute either, when there was a surge towards the end.  (possibly also due to intermediary retailers submitting their numbers?)



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 12:26 PM

so like

 

that frontpage article still says that untrue made-up stuff 



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 12:29 PM

Yeah, I've updated the front page article for better accuracy.

I forget, how many international channels are we aware of? There's TakaraTomy Mall for Japan, of course, an official Taobao listing for China, an Australian retailer... Somewhere (Hasbro Asia?) is taking bulk orders from retailers, IIRC? I suppose we don't know for sure if US sites like BBTS are using those kind of channels or if they're just using the crowdfund site?

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 12:36 PM

There's also New Zealand:  https://www.mightyap...figure/31121619



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 12:39 PM

also thank you



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 12:44 PM

Love how they don't show you the price of him as they roll over the webpage.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 01:07 PM

Ok, then, NEW conspiracy theory:  Unicron already failed to get funded, so they got Galactus, gave him a LOT of plastic surgery, and ever since then he's been Unicron whenever they needed a photo.  Evidence of this can be found on the album covers he made with Primus and the Death Stars 1 and 2 before the band broke up.

The oft-repeated claim that Longtooth is a god of death in the Dire Wraith religion, however, is total bullshit.

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 01:26 PM

#1. No, it is not going to get a massive surge when its only 1/3 of the way there.

#2 There is no way in hell that Hasbro is dropping this at this point. Way too much pride and pressure to let it go this far into development with all the attention it has received.

#3 Having the ability to add worldwide pre-orders does give them the ability to save face when this insanely expensive toy fails to get halfway to 8000 in the US. I will add that to the article. Thanks!


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