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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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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 06:08 AM

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Pete's Robot Convention by Night Shining, Inc. is returning for round 4 in 2020. This time, RoboCon is moving cities to the location from BotCon 2016.
 
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RoboCon 2020 is headed to Louisville, Kentucky!

From the team that helped produce BotCon and the Official Transformers Collectors‘ Club, Night Shining is taking the summer robot convention back to where it all ended in 2016 for a NEW beginning! Join us for RoboCon 2020, June 5-6 at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky. RoboCon is a show available to fans of all ages at a price that is affordable for collectors and families of all sizes.

Stay tuned for more information and registration details for RoboCon, including updates about all the awesome vendors, artists and the amazing robot toys and artwork they will have for sale. Like our three previous shows, we are looking to give fans another year at a great venue where they can come together and celebrate all things robots!

 

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Round 1: 2017
Round 2: 2018
Round 3: 2019


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#2 Echowarrior

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 09:59 AM

Gonna do my absolute level best to attend this year. The Galt House Hotel is a fantastic venue, and I look forward to revisiting it.


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Posted 26 October 2019 - 01:57 PM

Yeetcon 4

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 09:54 PM

Gonna do my absolute level best to attend this year. The Galt House Hotel is a fantastic venue, and I look forward to revisiting it.

 

Indeed, that hotel was gorgeous.

 

And hopefully we won't have to worry about any Garth Brooks concert overlapping at the same venue on the same weekend this time. :p


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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 27 October 2019 - 08:33 AM

A PeteCon in my hometown? Well then...



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 06:32 AM

Ooh might consider taking my boys to this. I'll be in hard core Disney World saving mode though, so as much as I don't want to miss again depends on how the Disney Fund is going.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 01:48 PM

Yeet's Robot Convention
Woooo!

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 03:01 PM

Going to try really hard to go to this one, haven't been to a convention since, well, Botcon 2016 :p



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 05:24 PM

Thinking about it, since RoboCon is a much smaller scaled event than BotCon was, it wouldn't necessarily need all the space that BotCon 2016 took up at the Galt House, so I wouldn't be surprised if the dealer room and panel room/custom class room get put into smaller areas of the hotel than those that BotCon 2016 had occupied. Unless, of course, RoboCon is looking to expand and go bigger for 2019 with many more vendors for a larger dealer room. Guess we'll have to wait and see.


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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 26 November 2019 - 10:27 AM

I suppose Earthrise wave 1 is likely to source the customization class figure. What could be possible as a straight repaint?

 

Hoist - Lift-Ticket à la BotCon 2015, blue Diaclone pre-Hoist, Machine Wars Hoist

Wheeljack - Slicer à la BotCon 2010

Cliffjumper - Tap-Out à la BotCon 2002, Carrera

Ironworks - ?


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Posted 26 November 2019 - 02:25 PM

Im thinking Slicer

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 02:36 PM

All really good suggestions!



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Posted 26 November 2019 - 03:31 PM

Considering the gorilla Pretender shells came from Pretender OP/Megs sets, isn't there likely a whole bunch of TFSS Pretender Megatrons earmarked for a future class?


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Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:23 PM

I can't speak for Jesse, but I'm guessing they had a bunch of those because FP commissioned their existence and it wasn't a TakaraTomy / Hasbro mold. They might not have a bunch of unpainted Megatron / Grand shells hanging around for future use.

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:33 PM

I suppose Earthrise wave 1 is likely to source the customization class figure. What could be possible as a straight repaint?

 

Hoist - Lift-Ticket à la BotCon 2015, blue Diaclone pre-Hoist, Machine Wars Hoist

Wheeljack - Slicer à la BotCon 2010

Cliffjumper - Tap-Out à la BotCon 2002, Carrera

Ironworks - ?

 

I would very much welcome the blue Hoist, Tap-Out or Carrera, though I fear Tap-Out might be off the table.


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 06:33 PM

More of those fantastic Nightviper-painted Keshis, please!

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 06:07 PM

 

I suppose Earthrise wave 1 is likely to source the customization class figure. What could be possible as a straight repaint?

 

Hoist - Lift-Ticket à la BotCon 2015, blue Diaclone pre-Hoist, Machine Wars Hoist

Wheeljack - Slicer à la BotCon 2010

Cliffjumper - Tap-Out à la BotCon 2002, Carrera

Ironworks - ?

 

I would very much welcome the blue Hoist, Tap-Out or Carrera, though I fear Tap-Out might be off the table.

 

? You believe Tap-Out stands a chance at getting a Hasbro figure this year?
 


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#18 Echowarrior

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:48 PM

 

 

I suppose Earthrise wave 1 is likely to source the customization class figure. What could be possible as a straight repaint?

 

Hoist - Lift-Ticket à la BotCon 2015, blue Diaclone pre-Hoist, Machine Wars Hoist

Wheeljack - Slicer à la BotCon 2010

Cliffjumper - Tap-Out à la BotCon 2002, Carrera

Ironworks - ?

 

I would very much welcome the blue Hoist, Tap-Out or Carrera, though I fear Tap-Out might be off the table.

 

? You believe Tap-Out stands a chance at getting a Hasbro figure this year?
 

 

 

I seem to vaguely recall somewhere that Tap-Out is going to actually appear in the official comic, so that at least raises the possibility of an official release.


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 07:18 AM

Not just appear but be part of the main focus of an issue dedicated to both him and Glyph.

So... yeah... waiting to see...

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 01:54 PM

Even though it would probably be simple enough to do in one's spare time outside of the custom class setting; Shattered Glass / Diaclone Ironhide from Siege Ironhide would be pretty neat too ;p



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