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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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It is the year 2050. Why is "OK, Millennial" trending?


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 03:26 AM

By now y'all have probably heard about the trending meme "OK, Boomer" ascending from TikTok to the New Zealand Parliament. For those out of the loop, the meme mocks attitudes commonly associated with individuals of the Baby Boomer generation. Unsurprisingly for a social phenomenon, meme users have generically expanded targets beyond genuine Boomers, such as to Generation X parents. For their part, detractors decry "OK, Boomer" as ageist.

 

Now let's think further on, as this Reddit thread ponders. Ultimately, entropy is inevitable and each generation of humans becomes decrepit in its own way. While Generations Y/Z may be on the short end of the stick of life right now, what do you anticipate will become their clashes with the youth of tomorrow?

 

As a refresher, here are the loosely-agreed birth dates for generations in Western culture:

 

1883-1900 | Lost Generation

1901-1927 | Greatest Generation

1928-1945 | Silent Generation

1946-1964 | Baby Boomers

1965-1980 | Generation X - Latchkey Kids, MTV Generation, Baby Busters

1981-1996 | Generation Y - Millennials

1997-? | Generation Z - Digital Natives, iGeneration


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#2 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 03:36 AM

Bold of you to assume that Millennials want to live to see 2050.

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:52 AM

Bold of you to assume we'll even have a choice in the matter.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:11 AM

“Whither are the manly vigour and athletic appearance of our forefathers flown? Can these be their legitimate heirs? Surely, no; a race of effeminate, self-admiring, emaciated fribbles can never have descended in a direct line from the heroes of Potiers and Agincourt…”

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:34 AM

Probably in response to us telling stories of plentiful food and resources.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 12:10 PM

I'm too apathetic to make the requisite Bubblegum Crisis macro, but generation gaps happen, surprise


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 04:51 PM

We won't be able to guess. Think about how terminology evolved from 40 years ago to today. Whatever kids in 2050 will be calling Millenials, none of us would probably understand it.

I think the entire thing funny, because this happens with every generation. It goes both ways too, with older folks thinking the younger are useless.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:09 PM

https://www.penny-ar...y-in-the-future

 

I think of this for the future problems.

 

Of course that is assuming that we don't destroy the planet or ourselves.


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:45 PM

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:13 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:33 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

Their general apathy towards everything is just getting reciprocated back.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:04 PM

With older folks thinking the younger are useless.


I know the ones i work with are pretty useless
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 12:58 AM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 

And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.



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Posted 14 November 2019 - 09:07 AM

"Every time I talk to an old person about a home they are like, ' My house is worth two million dollars, and I bought it for 11 raspberries.'."


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:01 AM

 

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 

And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.

 

Better end...we get to stay home (in the house we paid for), watching Ranma, Exosquad, G1, Robotech, and GI Joe with our kids (which we had), teaching them to play Battletech, driving to work to pay for the kids having an existential crisis and the nurse for our aging Boomer parents, all to get ready to drive over and feed them and wipe their **** from their TV remote (seriously, how does that happen).  You wonder why we don't engage in the culture war, or boycott salt water, or eat flackseed and gravel...we don't have time.

 

Great...now everyone is going to say, "Ok, Xer", but I can't hear you, I am watching Bubblegum Crisis with my son to get my smiles where I can.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 12:30 PM

Here is the stand up comedian I quoted:

 

 

 

Has some language.


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:09 PM

"Ok Boomer" is just "cool story bro" with the subject becoming more generalized.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:29 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 
And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.
Ah yes. Free from the drama about wondering what sort of world our children and grandchildren are going to inherit.


...wait.
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:21 PM

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:51 PM

Latter half of the sentence aside, it's gotta be said that no one gets left out of the inter-generational drama. It's not as if no one has ever used the term "gen X-er" derisively. And I'm a millennial who already doesn't understand gen Z or whatever they're called.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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