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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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#21 Axaday

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 08:33 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?

 

We had a Papa Murphy for a little while, but it is long gone and I understand.  They were more expensive than most pizza places and didn't cook it for me.  I don't really have very discriminating tastes when it comes to food, especially pizza.  If I have to cook it myself I can get one at Walmart for half the price and the difference between them is of no importance to me.



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 09:29 AM

The ones at costco are surprisingly good, and the frozen ones are incredibly easy to doctor in some awesome pizza.


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:09 AM

We have Papa Gino's here, which is owned by the same people who own D'Angelo.  Both have had quite a few closures recently.


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:33 AM

The only thing that Papa Johns has to stand out among the pizza chains is the little tub of garlic butter to dip the crust in.

But I live in Iowa. We get our pizza at Casey's, because nothing says 'quality food' like pizza cooked at a gas station.

...at least there are options now. After the francise wars, in the future, if we want to go out to eat, our only choice will be Taco Bell.

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 12:03 PM

But I live in Iowa. We get our pizza at Casey's, because nothing says 'quality food' like pizza cooked at a gas station.

 

I know you didn't just do my boy Casey's dirty like that.

 

But in all seriousness, I find it mildly amusing because my hometown gas station (Not a Casey's, independently owned and operated) cooks Pizza. And it actually lead to my town's Pizza Hut shutting down. The gas station ended up buying the property specifically for the Pizza Ovens.

 

Some times, Gas Station food is legitimately good.


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 12:34 PM

It's like a lot of things in life: it's not so much about WHERE, but about WHO. Get people passionate about something, people who want to be there and actually make it work properly: and you'll get good product.


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:05 PM

But I live in Iowa. We get our pizza at Casey's, because nothing says 'quality food' like pizza cooked at a gas station.

 
I know you didn't just do my boy Casey's dirty like that.
 
But in all seriousness, I find it mildly amusing because my hometown gas station (Not a Casey's, independently owned and operated) cooks Pizza. And it actually lead to my town's Pizza Hut shutting down. The gas station ended up buying the property specifically for the Pizza Ovens.
 
Some times, Gas Station food is legitimately good.

Casey's pizza is better than any of the National pizza chains, by a wide margin.
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Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:15 PM

Yeah, most of the towns I've lived, Casey's really is the best choice for good pizza. It just always strikes me as bizarre how they outdo chains that supposedly specialize in pizza.

...of course, the buy 10 larges get 1 free promo they run doesnt hurt, either.

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 02:50 PM

Papa John ate forty pizzas.

 

That's as many as four tens.

 

And that's terrible.


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 03:24 PM

Papa John ate forty pizzas.
 
That's as many as four tens.
 
And that's terrible.

And that wasn't even the most terrible thing he did!

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 03:53 PM

I've had Casey's pizza in a pinch, and I don't understand the appeal, but shrug


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 04:14 PM

Likewise, I dont get the appeal of cold pizza? Like that is harder to chew and gives me upset stomach. Why would someone want that?

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 04:29 PM

Likewise, I dont get the appeal of cold pizza? Like that is harder to chew and gives me upset stomach. Why would someone want that?

The same reason people not allergic to peanut butter eat peanut butter. Preference makes a difference, and your mileage may vary. Personally: cold pizza is the only slice of heaven left on earth.


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 04:38 PM

There's no such thing as pizza outside the tri-state area.
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Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:30 PM

There's no such thing as pizza outside the tri-state area.

Ah yes, the schroedingers pizza argument. I know of a nice little local spot which will give your gas station pizza a run for it's money. :)


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:49 PM

I've had Casey's pizza in a pinch, and I don't understand the appeal, but shrug

 

Depends on your area, really. For me, the only real independent pizza place is two hours away (Jerry's Pizza/Morningside Pizza in Sioux City). So if I want a "fresh" Pizza I either generally have to make it myself or go to Casey's (As they do make the Pizza fresh unlike other places). Otherwise it's varying degrees of quality from the Chains - which is Pizza Hut (Too Greasy), Pizza Ranch (Too bland, though they do offer more "off the wall" flavor combinations like Mac and Cheese), Valentinos (Too small!), or Little Caesar's (Which is hot and ready. Not good, but HOT. AND. READY). We've got Domino's too, but I've literally never had it as that's in the town I work in and if I want a Pizza after work, I'll either grab one of the aforementioned Walmart Heat and Eat ones for $5 or if I'm especially hating myself that day I'll get a Little Caesar's.

 

Papa Murphy's doesn't factor into my equations because, as I said, the leftovers don't keep worth a damn so I'm never inclined to spend money on it.

 

 

Likewise, I dont get the appeal of cold pizza? Like that is harder to chew and gives me upset stomach. Why would someone want that?

 

If you get a good pie, there's nothing quite like biting through the cheese layer and getting a mouth full of cold, spiced tomato sauce in the morning. Some people have coffee to perk up - me I'm always jazzed when there is Pizza in the fridge to wake up to.

 

Yeah, most of the towns I've lived, Casey's really is the best choice for good pizza. It just always strikes me as bizarre how they outdo chains that supposedly specialize in pizza.

...of course, the buy 10 larges get 1 free promo they run doesnt hurt, either.

 

Casey's has consistently good pizza because they supplement their income by being a gas station that sells booze and not JUST a pizza joint. A slow day in pizza sales doesn't affect their bottom line the same way it does a dedicated pizza joint, meaning they are allowed to be "wasteful" by throwing out any freshly made dough they didn't use instead of hoarding every scrap of material.



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 09:09 PM

Maybe they're different in different places or something, and your Casey's pizza is just a different thing entirely than my Casey's pizza. I just can't really imagine preferring this stuff over any regular chain.


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Posted 05 December 2019 - 12:05 AM

Still like Uno's deep dish the best. They started offering the day of the week specials on every day... Which means I can get a cheaper Farmer's Market pizza any damn day I want. This is very dangerous.

I also enjoy cold pizza sometimes. Also pineapple on pizza. :p

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 06:07 AM

We got a Casey's General Store about a year ago.  I knew they had pizza, but I haven't bought any.



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Posted 05 December 2019 - 11:05 AM

It took me a minute to mentally separate Papa John's pizza from Tony's pizza because I don't buy pizza much.  Now I feel like I owe Tony an apology, unless he's crazy too.





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