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@  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

@  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.


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#981 MrBlud

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:34 PM

Certain people told me in 2003 that transparent windows always look better than painted windows 100% of the time.

That was just a Phaze.


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#982 Blot

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:35 PM

A blue window certainly would've helped.
 
Painted or otherwise.

 
  Takara's would've been blue. 
Brighter white, too.

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:41 PM

 

 

A blue window certainly would've helped.
 
Painted or otherwise.

 
  Takara's would've been blue. 
Brighter white, too.

 

With light-up ears.


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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 05 December 2019 - 09:49 PM

...I mean, he does have a torso.  It just doesn't look like he does in that image.

 

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:51 PM

Everyone knows paint never chips and clear plastic won't crack. Thus its proven superiority for joints and body shells.

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:57 PM

...I mean, he does have a torso.  It just doesn't look like he does in that image.

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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 05 December 2019 - 10:09 PM

 

A blue window certainly would've helped.

 

Painted or otherwise.

 

  Takara's would've been blue. 

 

And it would've been far superior to Hasbro's clear windows.


 
 
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Posted 05 December 2019 - 10:12 PM

Well yeah, that's why he mentioned it.

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 10:24 PM

But yeah - I guess it's just how things line up

 

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 12:11 AM

Certain people told me in 2003 that transparent windows always look better than painted windows 100% of the time.


That's so last decade. Now everyone wants kEwL cEL-sHaDiNg, get with the program


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Posted 06 December 2019 - 01:42 AM

I like that Ironworks is more of a demolition armor suit.

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 05:26 AM

Certain people told me in 2003 that transparent windows always look better than painted windows 100% of the time.

 

And I remain completely correct about it.



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Posted 06 December 2019 - 07:01 AM

Certain people told me in 2002 that Armada Megatron was the size of a BW Mega and Red Alert's translucents were all fluorescent pink like a G2 Autobot's.



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Posted 06 December 2019 - 08:00 AM

Certain people told me in 2004 that the new head on the leaked test shot of what would eventually be Alternators Dead End didn't look anything like Sunstreaker and that Snowcat didn't have knees.

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 08:28 AM

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 09:33 AM

I'm happy that Ironworks seems to be more than blocks for his armor mode. I'm getting Aliens Power Loader vibes from it. I may have to wait and see what Wheeljack looks like in person. I'm sure he'll be as good as the Siege deluxes: I disliked the initial Sideswipe pics and he turned out to be great once I had him in hand.
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Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 09:57 AM

I find it fascinating that Ironwork's bucket/chest/thing is the sort of thing you'd see in a smelting plant moving the metal around.  In short, the sort of item you might see in the ironworks.  Nice touch.  I'm cutting back quite a bit on the purchases for medical mess reasons but I do plan to keep a bit set aside for if any more of these little bases are made.  One thing I'm not doing is buying the Target micromaster multipack for a yellow truck, I figure I can use the orange one from the pack I got with reward points and have some color variation.

 

On the subject of 'things told', remember when Power Core Combiners was not yet 'official' and someone claimed that it was multi-combiner fun and claimed they had made a 50 robot super-combiner?  Then again, I'm the guy who stuck cars all over Armada Megatron and claimed he was cosplaying Menasor.



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Posted 06 December 2019 - 03:45 PM

That is definitely not what I wanted out of a new Deluxe-Class Wheeljack.
 
He doesn't even have wings! He's got...winglets.


They grow longer when he sees a science-y thingamaboob.

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 02:13 PM

That is definitely not what I wanted out of a new Deluxe-Class Wheeljack.

 

He doesn't even have wings! He's got...winglets.

 

As underwhelming as he does look, I'm always happy to see a design that makes the wings out of alt-mode kibble. Feels tidier.


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Posted 07 December 2019 - 02:42 PM

Most of my initial CHUG collection haven't weathered moves well. So glad Siege and Earthrise are providing replacements for them. Bluestreak and Wheeljack were two in particular that seemed to get brunt of it (weirdly following their 84 counterparts).



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