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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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#1 Caldwin

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 04:15 PM

It's nothing major, but I've noticed a couple things on the iPhone regardless of whether I'm on mobile, full or desktop versions.

1. I'm getting ads inside posts (typically longer posts).

2. I can keep scrolling down past where the bottom of the page would be on my MacBook and there will be random pictures (some avatars, some just random pics from random threads).

Is anyone else getting this? I don't see it on MacBook or iPad...only iPhone.

Edit, scratch that. I just saw it happen on iPad, with this post no less!

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 05 October 2019 - 04:43 PM.

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 05:19 PM

For reference...

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#3 Caldwin

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 05:22 PM

Also also...

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#4 Noideaforaname

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 08:32 AM

It's happening on my iPhone, too. Noticed the random stuff at the bottom of the page for a little while now (mostly when the page loads weirdly), haven't noticed the mid-post ads all that much (posts are usually too short i guess? Just checked a fanfic thread and there were a few)

#5 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 10:11 AM

I got in-post ads on Windows like a few weeks ago but it seems to have went away.

#6 Dake

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 09:26 PM

It just began happening to me on my Chromebook.


 
 
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#7 Dake

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 12:06 PM

Here's a screen cap of the ad thing. This is on Chrome again (though on PC this time). It's only on (most of) Sabrblade's posts.

 

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#8 Kalidor

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 12:10 PM

That's weird. 

 

Well, suffice to say the server upgrade fund I've got going is meant to address this type of stuff so hopefully we'll hit goal soon and I can get started. This place is falling apart!



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 04:04 PM

Blacknife is joining in the fun now and it's not even his sig! :D

 

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Definitely odd but manageable. It does seem random though as I navigated back to the exact same page and post and it's not there any more. I have U-block and Flash Control turned off for the 'Spark - the only extension running is HTTPS everywhere (but none of that has changed in ages).


 
 
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 05:20 PM

These seem to be Google ads judging by where they linked to, at least when they showed up for me. Sometimes I see an in-post ad later pops up in the actual ad area.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:10 AM

Speaking of which, I haven't checked often enough to be sure, but it looks like the ad that's appearing in posts/sigs is loading instead of the banner ad that's supposed to be at the bottom of the page. I've never seen one in both places at the same time.

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 05 October 2019 - 10:11 AM.


#12 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 09:47 AM

I'm starting to see ads show up between posts instead now. Is that supposed to happen?

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 01:16 PM

There's now multiple of these on a single page and they're bigger than the usual top and bottom ads.

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 11:28 PM

Yeah, I'm seeing a lot of banner ads after posts. Nothing in posts yet, just banner ads popping up after the report/multiquote/quote buttons, before the next post.

 

Nothing at the bottom of the page, though.

 

Running Windows 10 with Chrome browser.


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Posted 28 October 2019 - 11:55 PM

Yeah, I just assumed that the ads after posts were intentional since that's an option that exists. (Felt bad, like maybe it was our fault for not getting up to the server goal yet!) Similarly on Windows and Linux with Firefox and Chromium respectively, as well as Chrome on Android, I haven't seen any junk at the end of pages, but have been seeing the interstitial ads on at least both desktop browsers, and there are four ad banners between posts in this thread right now for me. 

 

Edit: I know there was a question about whether they were Google ads etc., but I mean, those are the adsense buttons, it's definitely just creating an adsense banner there and Google's obligingly populating it.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 October 2019 - 04:47 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 10:36 PM

I'm getting ads between every post at this point.

 

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