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@  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

@  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.


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#1861 Undead Scottsman

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:54 PM

If it's not desirable, then it's a pretty poor bonus and the question becomes why include it at all?


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#1862 D Buster Prime

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:57 PM

Is there anything actually unique about that bundle besides the cover (which itself is hardly an exclusive since the art was already posted publicly)? After all, it is just a re-release of IDW's TFTM adaptation from 2006-2007.

I see no reason why there should be. You weren't paying for this. You paid for Unicron. This was just a bonus.
Because things like this are supposed to provide an added value to the purchase to promote it.

If there is no added value, what is even the point?

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#1863 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 03:18 PM

I would suggest that because something has no value to you does not mean it has no value to folks who have never read these issues before.


-ZacWilliam, if this free bonus gift has no value to you and that matters to you for some bizarre reason send them a letter and see if they'll cancel your Unicron I guess.

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#1864 D Buster Prime

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 04:15 PM

I don't mean literally nobody, but likely a significant portion of the target buying audience.

As opposed to a new exclusive comic, or a physical exclusive variant, for example.

P.S. No need to be snarkily make things more personal with the canceling pre-order remark. Different opinions are totally cool, bro. Let's talk about toys, not each other. :-)

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#1865 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:41 PM

Opinions are fine, I'm just saying I think the opinion:
"This free digital comic they gave me as a bonus gift for spending hundreds of dollars on a gigantic action figure is something I already read, where's the value there?" is a dumb thing to grouse about online.

-ZacWilliam, it's like complaining that the air freshener that came in the new car you just bought could have been a more original shape then "evergreen" tree. You could, but really?

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#1866 Sabrblade

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 06:28 PM

For me, it's how Hasbro advertised it that was off-putting. They were like "Order Unicron from HasLab directly and we'll give you this super duper special incentive comic (complete with an all new cover) in an exclusive offer you won't find anywhere else!"

 

...Only for said comic to be a reprint of preexisting material, with the only actual new piece even being posted on HasLab ahead of time for anyone and everyone to see (and to save a copy to their hard drive if they wanted to), making the whole incentive offer feel far less special and "exclusive" than Hasbro made it out to be, especially when every single other bonus included with the Unicron figure actually is something new.


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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 14 November 2019 - 07:30 PM

Opinions are fine, I'm just saying I think the opinion:
"This free digital comic they gave me as a bonus gift for spending hundreds of dollars on a gigantic action figure is something I already read, where's the value there?" is a dumb thing to grouse about online.
-ZacWilliam, it's like complaining that the air freshener that came in the new car you just bought could have been a more original shape then "evergreen" tree. You could, but really?

"Grousing about how opinions about toy collecting is dumb is dumb."

See, I can do it, too. It's a cycle of escalating dumbness that does not lead to any fruitful conversation...unless one's idea of fruitful conversation is just verbally high-fiving people who see things exactly the same way as you do.

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#1868 Dake

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 08:52 PM

I don't do that.

 

I high-five with gifs

 

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#1869 LV!

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 09:15 PM

unless one's idea of fruitful conversation is just verbally high-fiving people who see things exactly the same way as you do.

 

Welcome to literally all discourse in 2019.



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Posted 14 November 2019 - 09:40 PM

Isn't that mini out of print? I didn't think it was available at the moment on Comixology in any other form. 

 

I may be super wrong. And it may not be relevant. 


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 10:11 PM

Isn't that mini out of print? I didn't think it was available at the moment on Comixology in any other form. 

 

I may be super wrong. And it may not be relevant. 

 

Well, there are... shall we say, "other means" of finding it. :ninja


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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 15 November 2019 - 12:46 PM

Wrong emote, ye'll find it on the high seas. :drunk


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Posted 15 November 2019 - 01:16 PM

Re: the previous page, I can't believe 1:1 anime figures are a thing.  People really buy those?  



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 05:44 PM

Opinions are fine, I'm just saying I think the opinion:
"This free digital comic they gave me as a bonus gift for spending hundreds of dollars on a gigantic action figure is something I already read, where's the value there?" is a dumb thing to grouse about online.
-ZacWilliam, it's like complaining that the air freshener that came in the new car you just bought could have been a more original shape then "evergreen" tree. You could, but really?

"Grousing about how opinions about toy collecting is dumb is dumb."

See, I can do it, too. It's a cycle of escalating dumbness that does not lead to any fruitful conversation...unless one's idea of fruitful conversation is just verbally high-fiving people who see things exactly the same way as you do.

Apparently yours is, judging from how offended you are that someone didn't think your complaint was valid.

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 06:41 PM

if it's an unappealing incentive, just don't download it, I dunno

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 07:15 PM

Download all the copies of it and mail them back to Hasbro.



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 11:45 PM

Can always give code to someone that might want it...

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 01:08 AM

Opinions are fine, I'm just saying I think the opinion:"This free digital comic they gave me as a bonus gift for spending hundreds of dollars on a gigantic action figure is something I already read, where's the value there?" is a dumb thing to grouse about online.-ZacWilliam, it's like complaining that the air freshener that came in the new car you just bought could have been a more original shape then "evergreen" tree. You could, but really?

"Grousing about how opinions about toy collecting is dumb is dumb."See, I can do it, too. It's a cycle of escalating dumbness that does not lead to any fruitful conversation...unless one's idea of fruitful conversation is just verbally high-fiving people who see things exactly the same way as you do.
Apparently yours is, judging from how offended you are that someone didn't think your complaint was valid.

If one person's favorite pizza topping is pepperoni another person's is sausage, and they get both order plain pizzas, but instead both sausage pizzas for the same price... it's not unreasonable for one person to say, "Yay, I got my favorite pizza," while another person says, "Not what I would have preferred."

Why can't multiple opinions be valid? Because it's the Internet?

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#1879 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 05:45 AM


No ones saying anything like that.

What you're saying seems more akin to: "that little plastic table thing that came in the box with the pizza I ordered, to help keep the box top from touching the cheese, has 3 legs and I would have preferred one with four."

-ZacWilliam, we're not saying it's an opinion you can't have, just that most people find it a fairly silly inconsequential thing to complain about. No one bought the pizza for the little table-spacer.
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Posted 16 November 2019 - 07:41 AM

I don't do that.

 

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