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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 Roddie Luver

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:29 PM

I do. Not too much faith

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:34 PM

I saw the great leak. I don't know if it will be good but it sure seems like they mean well.


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 09:06 PM

I haven't seen SQUAT about G5. But... if they remember what made g4 a success: good writing, fun stories, interesting characters, growth and lessons, there won't be a problem.


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 09:34 PM

After G4, nobody wants to be the guy to tell shareholders what went wrong if they screw this up. They're going to give this everything they've got.


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 09:49 PM

I just got rid of all cable channels including Discovery Kids. So wherever it airs, I'll probably be watching it via either Youtube or Amazon season passes.
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Posted 12 November 2019 - 10:59 PM

Hey, I spent the last 9 years torrenting because I didn't have any other way. You do what you gotta.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:56 AM

Well, this probably isn't G5, but it does seem to be a filler show of some sort for next year...

 

 

(Be sure to watch the whole thing.  We only get snippets of what the characters actually seem to look like starting around the 40 second mark)


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#8 wonko the sane?

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 12:29 PM

Ugh, MLP go. Not sure how to take that...


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 01:06 PM

If it's just a filler show while they get G5 ready I'm entirely okay with that.

I remember when Transformers Classics was just a filler toyline.

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:59 PM

One way the "Go" subgenre could work here is if these are stories told by Pinkie Pie to foals and fillies.  Unreliable and wacky narrator, with an animation style to match.

 

The toy designs give me hives, though.  My Littlest Pet Shop Ponies.

 

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 08:34 PM

I think the next generation of MIP will likely be pretty good as long they take the lessons they learned from FIM approch and apply them to the next series


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:10 PM

*sigh*

*head desk*

That's okay, I guess. I have other stuff to spend my money on until G5 starts. But I am well and truly done with G4.
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 09:43 AM

Watch this G4.5 be followed by G4.6, then G4.7, then G4.8, then G4.9, then G4X...


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 10:21 AM

Watch this G4.5 be followed by G4.6, then G4.7, then G4.8, then G4.9, then G4X...

I'd watch robot ponies fighting for great justice. :D


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 06:10 PM

 

Watch this G4.5 be followed by G4.6, then G4.7, then G4.8, then G4.9, then G4X...

I'd watch robot ponies fighting for great justice. :D

 

 

Hope Hasbro doesn't see that, it might inspire them to make a MIP TF crossover line, for some reason I can see Optimus Prime as Celestia.


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 07:18 PM

I'm not into the new cartoon style, but I especially dislike the new toy designs.

 

https://www.mlpmerch...-is-called.html

 

^ Not adding these to my collection.  Yikes.



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 01:35 PM

It seems like more of a replacement for LPS than anything else.

 

All brands will get PONY'd eventually.


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Posted 18 November 2019 - 10:25 AM

Now that you mention it, yeah, it does have the LPS vibe from the bobblehead years.

 

The faces are what I dislike the most.  Just . . . no thanks, lol.

 

One positive, though: I'm glad the animation isn't CGI.  I think ponies look better with that "flat" look.





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