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@  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.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.


Cassette Tragedy

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#1 CuddyFox

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 10:48 PM

In the world of Transformers, the cassettes are being pulled to one group or the other. Eject just had enough of the pulling and struggling of being treated like second class Transformers. He decide to hold a private meeting with Rumble. 


Eject said, "Rumble, we need a place where we can live in peace and with no fighting, no matter what our plates say of if we Autobot or Decepticon." Rumble looks at Eject and said, "most of the time, I disagree with you, but this time, I am in total agreement. Lets look for a new home." The Autobot cassettes and Decepticon cassettes all sneak out late at night, to board a jet for a new planet where they can live in peace.


Rewind, Eject's cassette copy and Frenzy, who is Rumble's copy both see a abandon planet. Rewind said, "lets send some of our buddies to check it out." Frenzy said, "I agree. I will get send Laserbeak, Buzzsaw and Ratbat to go to the island." Rewind said, "hold it a minute. Lets also send Sundor, Graphy and Raindance." Frenzy said, "OK, now they have their assignments."


The jet door open the the five flyers fly to the planet to look around. Raindance is using some film to take back to the jet. Eject said, "Rumble, I know we are all cassettes, but lets saporate the land in two sections, to remain in peace." Rumble said, "true. I like your thinking. We will take the land on the left of the river and you Autobots can take the land to the east of the river." The jet land and the Autobots and Decepticons both leave to build their own cities.


At night, a cassette enters the Autobot city. Nightstalker and Blackcat both stop the cassette. He then look up and it turns out to be Glit. Glit said, "let me come to the Autobots. I do not want to be on that side of the history again." Nightstalker said, "what you mean?" Glit said, "I am a doctor and I need to have my own laboratory and they will not let me have one on that side." Blackcat said, "Lets take you to Eject and we will invite you to our ranks.


Nightstalker and Blackcat both brought Glit over to Eject. Rewind, Ramhorn, Steeljaw and Stripes are all in the building too. Glit walk up and said, "let me be an Autobot." Eject looks at Glit and know that he is not a fighter, but a doctor. He said, "Glit, welcome to our city." Glit said, "thank you sir. I will not let you all down." Ramhorn said, "I will take you to your laboratory." Glit walks with Ramhorn to the room and said, "thank you for this sir." Ramhorn, who is mostly a thrasher, decide to help Glit get use to the city.


On the other side, Ravage is on guard with Howlback, Garboil and Wingthing. They are searching for Glit, who escape from them. Ravage knows that Glit is not a fighter, but he want him for payback for helping the Autobots as well as Decepticons. Garboil and Wingthing both land down and Garboil said, "Ravage, lets just say that Glit have escape and went to the other side." Ravage said, "okay. We can said, that. Lets go back to our base." Then the four hear something in the bushes. Soundwave walk out and see some of his cassettes. He said, "Soundwave need you all. We need to fight against the Autobots." Ravage smiles and said, "I think us Decepticons are all want to go back." The four then load up into Soundwave.


Legout, Decibel and Slamdance all see Soundwave and the three combiner cassettes went to Eject. Legout said, "Soundwave came back and he looks like he is getting his cassettes back." Eject looks down and said, "lets call Blaster. He need to get us. With Soundwave, he will have his cassettes to blow up the city and we will be at war again." Blaster walk up and said, "I overheard my main bots. Lets go." The combiner cassettes saporated. Blaster open his chestplate and the cassettes enter Blaster one by one. The last one to walk to Blaster is Glit. He said, "Blaster. I am an Autobot now. I need to tell you something."


Glit then transform into his cassette and enter Blaster. He said, "The Decepticons have place explosives under the Autobot city here and it will explode in 30 minutes. I contact you to come here after Rumble contact Soundwave." Eject said, "so you brought Blaster. Thank you." Blaster said, "lets hold off and get out of the city. You have a jet?" Grandslam said, "yes Blaster, when Raindance and I become Slamdance, we built one, just in case of Decepticon trickery." Blaster enter the jet and blast off. Moments after the blast off, the city start to explode. Zaur said, "all of our work." Dile said, "Noise, we will build again, without Decepticon interference." Blaster said, "after we are done, I have found a planet where all the Autobot Cassettes can live in peace. I will protect you all as your guardian again, on the planet, to scramble the transmissions, so Soundwave will not ever found us after this battle." The cassettes are all loving Blaster's idea and glad he will help.

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