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@  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

@  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.


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#1 Axaday

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 07:54 AM

https://www.cnn.com/...trnd/index.html

 

I seriously can't tell whether this guy is a person or a cartoon character.

 

What anyone reading this thread probably already knows is that when his company was already slacking, he nosedived it by blaming the problems on the Take the Knee protests in the NFL.  Apparently no one wanted to eat pizza when these uppity black people were complaining, I guess.

 

This is not a long article.  In which you find out that when he lost his job over this, he says the people that he made into millionaires used the NFL as an excuse to steal his company from him.  But in fact they left him as the majority shareholder.  In the year or so since being ousted, he has sold most of his stock, in effect SELLING his company that got stolen from him.

 

You find out that this pizza company founder is a true believer in pizza.  He has eaten 40 pizzas in the last 30 days!  Even though he doesn't think they are good.  Apparently as soon as they got him out of the way the company started using cheaper, less tasty ingredients.  He was the one keeping the pizza good.  Now it isn't good.  Which explains why he only wants one now approximately every 18 hours.

 

He isn't interested in going back, but if he did go back they would all be so happy they would do backflips and bounce off the walls.  But he doesn't want to see that (that I want to see) so he isn't going to go back.  But don't worry!  He's going to get the record set straight!



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Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:42 AM

screw him and his really crappy pizza never cared for his or the companies pizza in the first place


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:50 AM

It just seems like pure Trump logic. He's paper-thin-skinned and incapable of understanding and accepting fault, and he has been able to think that everything is about him for enough of his life now that the idea that he's not essential to the company's success is impossible to rationalize - like, the idea that his voice doesn't cure cancer is probably impossible to rationalize, because he's spent a long time being the nominal center of something a lot bigger than himself and never understood that. Scary to imagine how many more of them there might be out there.

Admittedly, he has better words, which makes it less sad.
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 27 November 2019 - 09:12 AM

I for one welcome our new PIZZA RECKONING overlords.


Yep.

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 10:06 AM

It just seems like pure Trump logic. He's paper-thin-skinned and incapable of understanding and accepting fault, and he has been able to think that everything is about him for enough of his life now that the idea that he's not essential to the company's success is impossible to rationalize - like, the idea that his voice doesn't cure cancer is probably impossible to rationalize, because he's spent a long time being the nominal center of something a lot bigger than himself and never understood that.


Sooooo... pathological narcissism?

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 12:22 PM

Yeah, that's really all it is, isn't it. X ]


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 30 November 2019 - 11:12 AM

Ah so this is the origin of the "Sweaty Papa" meme.



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:16 AM

So, if someone eats 45 pizzas in 30 days, will they become the next Papa Johns?



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 04:44 AM

First they have to defeat him in a battle with those giant spatulas and take his head.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 11:14 AM

Do you have to do the ritual combat BEFORE or AFTER the 45 pizzas... cause even over thirty days, I can tell you that it will slow you the hell down. Cause, I can have pizza for two consecutive days in a row, non consecutive meals... and after that second meal: I need a nap.


Edited by wonko the sane?, 01 December 2019 - 11:14 AM.

Per Nick Nemesis's Suggestion: I hate everything.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 12:15 PM

Combat comes first. The ritual pizza-eating is to bind his soul, otherwise he'll grow his head back and you have to start all over again.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 12:47 PM

He's turning into the pizza version of Buttery Pat from The Tick.



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 11:48 PM

I haven't had a Papa John's pizza in so long... I remember them being fine, but also helped a fair bit by the garlic butter dip.

I think they only just started opening around here somewhere, and don't have much of a presence yet. Might order one sometime just to remember.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:28 AM

Saw the pic. Thought of this thread. Now I has a craving.

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#15 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:38 AM

I wasn't particularly impressed with Papa John's back when they were "better". If they've gone down in quality since then, I'll pass. Local places are usually better anyway.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:33 AM

Yup, support your local hole-in-the-wall.


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Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:16 PM

I prefer Papa Johns out of all the chains and nothing about it has changed in my neck of the woods since the actual Papa John stepped down as CEO.

 

And it's hard to have much sympathy because he chose to step down as CEO amid controversy. Just as he later stepped down from the board when he stuck his foot in his mouth again. Even if he was facing intense pressure he didn't have to leave either position voluntarily, but he did, so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:32 PM

Never something that was ever around me growing up. There was one that opened about 20 minutes from my current place a few years ago. Closed about a year ago. It was okay.

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:07 AM

There has never been a Papa John's in my city.  And it is hard to eat there in other cities because, at least in the places I have seen, they never have seating area and there isn't somewhere to carry it out to.  I've had it once in a hotel room, once at my ex-girlfriend's brother's house, and once in a gas station.  <---And that sentence sounds gross.



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:18 AM

Never had a Papa Johns near me growing up or even now.

 

I've got a Papa Murphy's though (Where they make the pie fresh and then you take it home and bake it yourself). Good Pizza, but something about the sauce doesn't refrigerate well. And really, is Pizza really Pizza if you can't enjoy it cold from the fridge the next day?





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