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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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#21 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 06:06 PM

My step-brother is solidly in Gen X, and my impression of them is that they're (by far) the most comfortable, both with themselves and the world at large. They're progressive enough not to be Boomer-esque Dinosaurs, but not so impulsive and unrelentingly angry as to have contributed significantly to the hyper-polarized state of the world today (that's all on boomers and millennials).


Personally I'm in a weird place, generationally. Technically I'm a Millennial, but born in 1983 right on the cusp separating them from Generation X. Add to that, growing up with my step-brother, who's about 12 years older than me, means I was exposed to and have nostalgia for all the things from both groups. I tend to think more like a Gen X'er, but have most of the Millennial problems.... namely, the cost of living (housing) making it nigh impossible to comfortably progress past a certain point in life, which means I get to live the lifestyle of an unmarried, childless 26-30 year-old with a full-time job in perpetuity. I guess that could sound good on paper (for a while), but the Gen X part of me is starting to maybe think about eventually wanting a kid now that I'm in my mid-30s.

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 14 November 2019 - 06:14 PM.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 08:18 PM

Youre the Oregon Trail Generation. Me too. Were this weird hybrid of X and Y born between like 78 and 85. Grew up in analog but came of age with digital.
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 08:49 PM

Thankfully, none of us have dysentry.

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 06:43 AM


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Posted 15 November 2019 - 02:04 PM

Being born in 1981, I am a millennial. People don't realize that when they look at me. They think all millennials are 20's somethings that can't drive a Stick or use a rotary phone.They have these fantasies that we can't use these things and act like Goolge and youtube don't exist. Sure, I can't tie my tie, but I know where I can learn the windsor knot the one time I need to tie one every few years or so. I can operate a vinyl record player, use old analog TVs with antennas, and other such things.




Speaking of OK Boomer, I was on Slickdeals the other day when I saw a deal posted on their front page for a cordless electric wine bottle opener All I could think was Ok Boomer.

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 05:22 PM

I was born in 1970, and I still can't tie my tie. My solution? Never wear a tie. 😄
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Posted 15 November 2019 - 05:42 PM

Yeah, I just use YouTube tutorials for stuff like that. I imagine even that wouldn't help me figure out a fax machine though. 

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 15 November 2019 - 07:23 PM




While you live, shine/ Have no grief at all/ Life exists only for a short while/ And time demands an end. Seikilos Epitaph

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 10:18 AM

The severed heads in jars that belong to the vastly wealthy boomers have finally come up with a retort to Ok Boomer. Unfortunately for them, the millennial generation no longer use social media, phones don't work in the madmaxian hellscape.

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 10:36 AM

Brexit, Trump, climate change...


If latter generations want to be pissed off at me I'll completely understand.

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 07:36 PM

Billy Joel needs to record an updated We Didn't Start The Fire, is all I get from this thread
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Posted 19 November 2019 - 07:20 AM

Fox Media LLC filed a trademark application for "OK, boomer" in the newest reported attempt to cash in on the wildly popular phrase.


The filing was discovered by trademark lawyer Josh Gerben, who tweeted that it was filed on November 11, and says that Fox likely intends to use the phrase as the name of a reality, comedy or game show. https://www.business...ication-2019-11



we've reached PEAK boomer now...

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 10:23 PM

I'd think we would have hit peak boomer in the mid-60s! After all, not a lot of them were dying yet, but they stopped making any new ones. And the oldest boomers are in their early seventies, which means it's only downhill from here.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 19 November 2019 - 10:23 PM.

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 20 November 2019 - 07:43 AM

When an anthropomorphic walrus keeps trying to foist their latest invention off on you...

OK, Boomer.


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 04:39 PM

Man, I was not expecting a Pre-SatAM Archie Sonic reference in here. Well done.

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 04:54 PM

I wish I could draw Transformers well. "Ok boombox" seems inevitable.

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 25 November 2019 - 12:56 PM


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Posted 25 November 2019 - 01:08 PM

*taps head* Can't have sarcastic grandkids if you never have kids in the first place.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 01:11 PM

The internet is an amazing place.  A phrase became a meme, and the meme was memed.  All over the course of two weeks.

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