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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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#21 Sukoshiko

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 03:37 PM

 

How about a "Everyone is 30 years older" last episode, and then ending it with something outrageously silly, like the power plant being shut down, so now Springfield has no industry, so everyone must swallow their pride and move to Shelbyville? Or did they do that story already? I'm about 10 years behind.

 

The Simpsons, like most TV, is like dogfood. If people keep watching it, they'll keep making it.

 

end it the same way they ended little house on the prairie, by blowing the town up

 

That was because the actor did not want the studio to desecrate the show by harvesting it for remakes or defiling it with "The Next Generation" shill fests.


Edited by Sukoshiko, 28 November 2019 - 03:39 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 07:01 PM

They should have ended it decades ago, rather than letting it get to the point they started writing episodes around whatever celebrity they could get on board. That Lady Gaga episode was the kind of indulgent crap they would have mocked back in the day.

 
Having pointless celebrity guests is exactly what they did "back in the day."  It's nothing new, although I would say the period they started doing that (late 90s) was when the show really fell in quality.  

They always had celebrities, but they never used celebrities to substitute for worthwhile writing. They never had Bart go live in a cool skate loft because they've gotten Tony Hawk to do a cameo, or had the entire universe except Lisa swoon over Lady Gaga for being so wonderful, kooky and caring and selfless and wonderful. I won't even start on all the episodes where a family member gets a celebrity voiced new best friend/rival who is just as smart/cool/funny as they are and is never mentioned again afterward.

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 02:49 PM

At this point Im fine with it going on forever. I'm pretty sure we are past there lowest point. They saw a noticeable bump in quality post movie. It wasn't as good as the classic stuff, but some decent laughs.

I get wanting a show to quite while it's ahead, before it dips significantly in quality, but that horse is long out of the barn for Simpsons.

As for how to end the series, a dramatic status quo shift sounds like the worst possible way to do it.
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Posted 29 November 2019 - 03:15 PM

Yeah, but if they DON'T do something drastic, someone will just come back to the idea in a decade or so with some next generation shit. I've had enough of child milhouse, making that pathetic lump an adult won't endear me more to him.


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Posted 29 November 2019 - 03:41 PM

They should have ended it decades ago, rather than letting it get to the point they started writing episodes around whatever celebrity they could get on board. That Lady Gaga episode was the kind of indulgent crap they would have mocked back in the day.

 
Having pointless celebrity guests is exactly what they did "back in the day."  It's nothing new, although I would say the period they started doing that (late 90s) was when the show really fell in quality.  
They always had celebrities, but they never used celebrities to substitute for worthwhile writing. They never had Bart go live in a cool skate loft because they've gotten Tony Hawk to do a cameo, or had the entire universe except Lisa swoon over Lady Gaga for being so wonderful, kooky and caring and selfless and wonderful. I won't even start on all the episodes where a family member gets a celebrity voiced new best friend/rival who is just as smart/cool/funny as they are and is never mentioned again afterward.
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Posted 29 November 2019 - 04:58 PM

 

 

 

They should have ended it decades ago, rather than letting it get to the point they started writing episodes around whatever celebrity they could get on board. That Lady Gaga episode was the kind of indulgent crap they would have mocked back in the day.

 
Having pointless celebrity guests is exactly what they did "back in the day."  It's nothing new, although I would say the period they started doing that (late 90s) was when the show really fell in quality.  
They always had celebrities, but they never used celebrities to substitute for worthwhile writing. They never had Bart go live in a cool skate loft because they've gotten Tony Hawk to do a cameo, or had the entire universe except Lisa swoon over Lady Gaga for being so wonderful, kooky and caring and selfless and wonderful. I won't even start on all the episodes where a family member gets a celebrity voiced new best friend/rival who is just as smart/cool/funny as they are and is never mentioned again afterward.
"Wow, Michael Jackson?!"

 

 

Who wasn't actually Michael Jackson and didn't receive a 30 minute long largely joke free advert for how great Michael Jackson the person is. It wasn't great, but there was more to it than 'Here's a celebrity playing themselves being great and wonderful and cool, everyone.'


Edited by Rycochet, 29 November 2019 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2019 - 05:49 PM

Yeah, but if they DON'T do something drastic, someone will just come back to the idea in a decade or so with some next generation shit. I've had enough of child milhouse, making that pathetic lump an adult won't endear me more to him.


Last I knew we'd had several flash forward episodes, that don't synch with themselves, as well as Futurama also being there Future. They could literally end with the death of the Simpson's family, and complete destruction of Springfield, and would have no problem writing around it, retconning, or ignoring it to make a reboot, sequel, etc.
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Posted 29 November 2019 - 08:14 PM

end it the same way they ended little house on the prairie, by blowing the town up


Wait what
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Posted 30 November 2019 - 02:15 AM

 

end it the same way they ended little house on the prairie, by blowing the town up


Wait what

 

 

Final episode a land developer comes in and buys up all the land and the town blows all the property up in response to hug him. Supposedly the reason why they did it the producer was mad that the series was being canceled and destroyed the sets so the company couldn't use them for other stuff



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Posted 30 November 2019 - 05:21 AM

Or the final episode has Marge walk into Springfield Tyre Yard ending her life.

The family is devastated, they realise they have to grow up. Twenty years later Homer's a customer at an expanded Moes Tavern but at least with friends, Lisa and Nelson have two children. Bart is living with Jamie in an apartment, Maggie is a writer. 

 

Awful.


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:16 AM

end it the same way they ended little house on the prairie, by blowing the town up


Wait what

 
Final episode a land developer comes in and buys up all the land and the town blows all the property up in response to hug him. Supposedly the reason why they did it the producer was mad that the series was being canceled and destroyed the sets so the company couldn't use them for other stuff


According to this the actual reason they blew it up was because they didn't own the actual land the sets were on and needed to remove everything.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 02:18 PM

Or the final episode has Marge walk into Springfield Tyre Yard ending her life.

The family is devastated, they realise they have to grow up. Twenty years later Homer's a customer at an expanded Moes Tavern but at least with friends, Lisa and Nelson have two children. Bart is living with Jamie in an apartment, Maggie is a writer. 

 

Awful.

Who the hug is Jamie?


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 08:58 PM

this person i guess?

 

https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Jamie


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Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:46 PM

Actually it's the other one, Janey, Lisa's friend in the early eps before her flanderization.


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