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@  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

@  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


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40th Anniversary Happy Meals in November - includes Changeables!


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#1 Chip

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 08:33 AM



Looks like the original Quarter Pounder, alongside toys from many other promotions.

H/t @DinosaurDracula

Edited by Chip, 29 October 2019 - 10:04 AM.


#2 Sprocket

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 08:34 AM

Has the Happy Meal really only been around since 1979? I figured it would be older.

 

Five bucks says they only put the Space Jam toy in there because of the memes.


Edited by Sprocket, 29 October 2019 - 08:57 AM.

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:12 AM

The red dino that turns into the Happy Meal box is also a Changeable from the 1990 dinosaur run.

 

I'm gonna have to track these two down, somehow.  I'm betting that our McDonald's won't even get these and will give out unsold previously-available promo toys until they hit the Frozen 2 promo.

 

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Edited by Engledogg, 30 October 2019 - 09:24 AM.


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Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:25 AM

Oh man, I loved the McNugget Buddies. Almost as much as the Potato Head Kids from Wendy's.



#5 Chip

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 10:03 AM

Oof, I didn't even notice the dinosaur Changeable. That series wasn't for me but I wasn't being intentionally salty. Title changed!

Edited by Chip, 29 October 2019 - 10:04 AM.


#6 Sprocket

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 10:08 AM

In related fast food kids meal news, Wendy's is going to be doing a promotion with Transformers next month. (Scroll to the bottom)


Edited by Sprocket, 29 October 2019 - 10:08 AM.

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 11:09 AM

If the Wendys Transformers are as good as their old Gobots figures, I may have to chase those down. If they dont transform, then probably not.

Also, sounds like the McDonalds Changeables will be really tough to get.

Edited by haywire, 29 October 2019 - 11:11 AM.


#8 Dracula

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 12:14 PM

Fast Food premium TF toys haven't been transformable in...probably a decade or more. I mean there might be one or two exceptions, but that level of engineering for kids meal toys is a thing of the past.


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Posted 29 October 2019 - 01:32 PM

I got way more mileage of of the Looney Tunes DC superheroes (Superman Bugs, Batman Daffy, Wonderwoman Petunia, Flash Taz) than I think was ever intended.

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 01:47 PM

Fast Food premium TF toys haven't been transformable in...probably a decade or more. I mean there might be one or two exceptions, but that level of engineering for kids meal toys is a thing of the past.

I think the Animated promotion at McDonald's was the last real transforming set, so around 11 years ago.


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Posted 29 October 2019 - 02:48 PM

Looks I'll be eating a Happy Meal or two next month.



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Posted 29 October 2019 - 03:36 PM

Fortunately you can buy the toys outright, in case you don't really like most of their menu.
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Posted 29 October 2019 - 07:15 PM

November 7th-11th. Damnit. I'm going to have to make some extra effort to get to McDonalds for this.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 05:42 AM

I've already got a good portion of the original Changeables including those two, but I have to admit a deep need for the Cowboy McNugget.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:18 PM

In related fast food kids meal news, Wendy's is going to be doing a promotion with Transformers next month. (Scroll to the bottom)

So, someone on Facebook managed to get a Megatron early...and...yeah...

Courtesy of Quique Rangel:

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At least the bag that he came in looks decent, lol:

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Edited by Engledogg, 30 October 2019 - 09:21 PM.


#16 Donocropolis

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 05:46 AM

 

In related fast food kids meal news, Wendy's is going to be doing a promotion with Transformers next month. (Scroll to the bottom)

So, someone on Facebook managed to get a Megatron early...and...yeah...

Courtesy of Quique Rangel:

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At least the bag that he came in looks decent, lol:

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I wasn't expecting much, so I'm not terribly disappointed.  Definitely not as good as the "old-tin-robot-style-wind-up-Megatron" from McDonalds a while back.



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Posted 31 October 2019 - 07:53 AM


I think they look cute. Obviously not as cool or durable as like the transforming BW Happy Meal toys but still cute for what they are.

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 08:51 AM

I don't know...he *looks* good as a toy, I'm just not a big fan of the cardboard limbs (too easily damaged).
 
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Posted 31 October 2019 - 09:16 AM

Kind of sad that the average McDonald's Beast Wars/Transmetals/Beast Machines toy had more plastic in its construction than a Battle Master.


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Posted 31 October 2019 - 09:42 AM

Who do they think they're kidding? He looks like a Happy Meal toy. So cheap!



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