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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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#41 wonko the sane?

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 11:18 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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Posted 06 December 2019 - 06:55 AM

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


Especially if they were his own, apparently.

Closest local stuff to me is Kosher pizza, which... eh. Not for me. Unless I'm in a very specific, rare cheese pizza kind of mood, then the whole milk/meat thing defies my taste in pizza.

Most of what I eat is from chains as a result, but at least they tend to be good here. Dominos never revamped their pizza here, and as far as I can tell, never needed to. They're good, reliable, and fairly affordable.

I love Little Caesar's, but specifically the Deep! Deep! Dish pizza, with the caramelized crust, and reminds me of the Baby Pan Pan I used to get when I was growing up.

Pizza Hut... they've fallen. A lot of the charm for me was the in-store experience, but that's gone extinct. I still like it now and again, but it just isn't as good delivered. Case in point: The cheese in the stuffed crust tends to deflate before you can eat it. I'd rather get Delissio's from the freezer.

That said, I do still like the seasoning on the cheese bread sticks, and the Alfredo base with pepperoni on top is sooooo good. I dig the salt and pepper rub they put on their wings, even if they're a bit dinky in size.

Boston Pizza doesn't deliver to me, but they do neat things and feel like the successor to Pizza Hut's in-store experience of old, minus the arcade machines and juke boxes. That's just the changing of the times, I guess. I still need to get in to try their Christmas pizza. I really like their pierogi pizza and pizza poutine, though -- those are my usual go-to items there.

Pizza Pizza is okay once in a while, particularly when they're offering buy one, get one free movie passes, and Pizza Nova's alright, too.

Panago is good, but a little pricey. Still, I love their sweet-smokey tropical sauce, and you can get shrimp as a topping. They do good tiki masala wings, too.

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 07:56 AM

The closest Pizza Hut to me closed back in February, the next closest a couple of month's ago.

 

That didn't prevent the one that was closest to me from updating their Facebook page up until this past September.  :D

 

Up until their last post, they were making updates every few days.  :doh

 

https://www.facebook.com/PizzaHutBelchertownNMainStreet/

 

 


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Posted 07 December 2019 - 08:31 AM

Pizza Hut Canada ran a Halloween contest on their Facebook a couple of years ago for a "pizza coffin," or some such. And I won!

But they only gave you a couple of hours to respond, and I didn't see it in time, so I missed out.

Which is fine, I guess, but when I responded to see if I was out of luck, they never messaged me back, which seems kinda rude.

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 07:27 PM

Sounds like a transparent attempt to have a "giveaway" without ever having to give anything away, frankly. Unless it's normal for most people to have their phone go off every time someone replies to a Facebook post and also never silence their phones.

 

 

...It totally is, isn't it.


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Posted 09 December 2019 - 07:35 PM

I would love to eat 40 pizzas! And Papa John's pizza is so unsubstantial that I could do it way faster than he did.

That's not a knock. It just sorta melts in the mouth and isn't very filling. It's like the Krispy Kreme of pizza.

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 08:32 PM

I never even touched Dominoes until I was in my mid 20s.  I have no idea how people can eat that or any other of those chain pizzas.



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Posted 09 December 2019 - 09:22 PM

I would love to eat 40 pizzas! And Papa John's pizza is so unsubstantial that I could do it way faster than he did.

That's not a knock. It just sorta melts in the mouth and isn't very filling. It's like the Krispy Kreme of pizza.

Wait, what?

 

I dunno what they make your crispy cremes out of where ever you are: but one crispy creme has enough sugar in it to make me feel bloated. They don't sate your hunger, but you aren't empty afterwards.


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Posted 10 December 2019 - 03:03 AM

So it you ate Chinese and a Krispy Kreme donut, would you be both full and sated an hour later, neither, something else? = o
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 10 December 2019 - 03:19 AM

Use the donut to make a sandwich with the Chinese food, and you'll be American.

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 11:29 AM

My town isn't big enough to have a local joint.  We have Dominos, which is where we get restaurant pizza, Pizza Hut and Little Caesar's where we never go, and Pizza Inn where we now then buffet.  And Casey's General Store that we've never tried, but it is a gas station.  There is a Papa Johns in a gas station 20 miles away by the Interstate and we've only been there once, but have often remarked that if we call ahead (which we did that time) the drive isn't much longer than the wait in a restaurant.  My wife came from a city that had Papa John's and she thinks it is the best.  Maybe not anymore?

 

We mostly just eat frozen pizzas from Aldi.



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 12:10 PM

My town isn't big enough to have a local joint.  We have Dominos, which is where we get restaurant pizza, Pizza Hut and Little Caesar's where we never go, and Pizza Inn where we now then buffet.  And Casey's General Store that we've never tried, but it is a gas station.  There is a Papa Johns in a gas station 20 miles away by the Interstate and we've only been there once, but have often remarked that if we call ahead (which we did that time) the drive isn't much longer than the wait in a restaurant.  My wife came from a city that had Papa John's and she thinks it is the best.  Maybe not anymore?
 
We mostly just eat frozen pizzas from Aldi.


Try the Casey's. It's significantly better than any of those.
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Posted 10 December 2019 - 12:14 PM

My town isn't big enough to have a local joint.  We have Dominos, which is where we get restaurant pizza, Pizza Hut and Little Caesar's where we never go, and Pizza Inn where we now then buffet.  And Casey's General Store that we've never tried, but it is a gas station.  There is a Papa Johns in a gas station 20 miles away by the Interstate and we've only been there once, but have often remarked that if we call ahead (which we did that time) the drive isn't much longer than the wait in a restaurant.  My wife came from a city that had Papa John's and she thinks it is the best.  Maybe not anymore?

 

We mostly just eat frozen pizzas from Aldi.

 

 

This is pretty much my case as well. We have Little Caesar's, Papa Johns, Marcos, Pizza Hut Express(The full size one shut down a couple years ago), Dominos, Mid town pizza, Mello Mushroom, and Fox Pizza Den.

 

 

On occasion, I will go pick up some Little Caesar's for dinner, but most of the time, we just grab some $3 frozen pizzas from Aldis.


All this talk of gas station pizza, and no one has mentioned Hunts Brothers pizza!


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Posted 10 December 2019 - 01:05 PM

Hunts Brothers isn't something I'm familiar with.

 

It'd be like me mentioning Primestop.



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 01:23 PM

That's what Optimus calls it when he needs to take a break and flush out his lubricants, right?

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 01:44 PM

 

My town isn't big enough to have a local joint.  We have Dominos, which is where we get restaurant pizza, Pizza Hut and Little Caesar's where we never go, and Pizza Inn where we now then buffet.  And Casey's General Store that we've never tried, but it is a gas station.  There is a Papa Johns in a gas station 20 miles away by the Interstate and we've only been there once, but have often remarked that if we call ahead (which we did that time) the drive isn't much longer than the wait in a restaurant.  My wife came from a city that had Papa John's and she thinks it is the best.  Maybe not anymore?

 

We mostly just eat frozen pizzas from Aldi.

 

 

This is pretty much my case as well. We have Little Caesar's, Papa Johns, Marcos, Pizza Hut Express(The full size one shut down a couple years ago), Dominos, Mid town pizza, Mello Mushroom, and Fox Pizza Den.

 

 

On occasion, I will go pick up some Little Caesar's for dinner, but most of the time, we just grab some $3 frozen pizzas from Aldis.


All this talk of gas station pizza, and no one has mentioned Hunts Brothers pizza!

 

 

Oh, we have Marcos too!  And Hunts Brothers, I think.  I was totally not prepared for this thread.

 

We have been to Marcos a couple times.  But it is SO EXPENSIVE!  Which is fine for someone with more precise taste buds than me.  But Aldi has some really cool and really weird stuff that is just as good to me.



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 02:15 PM

 

My town isn't big enough to have a local joint.  We have Dominos, which is where we get restaurant pizza, Pizza Hut and Little Caesar's where we never go, and Pizza Inn where we now then buffet.  And Casey's General Store that we've never tried, but it is a gas station.  There is a Papa Johns in a gas station 20 miles away by the Interstate and we've only been there once, but have often remarked that if we call ahead (which we did that time) the drive isn't much longer than the wait in a restaurant.  My wife came from a city that had Papa John's and she thinks it is the best.  Maybe not anymore?

 

We mostly just eat frozen pizzas from Aldi.

 

 

This is pretty much my case as well. We have Little Caesar's, Papa Johns, Marcos, Pizza Hut Express(The full size one shut down a couple years ago), Dominos, Mid town pizza, Mello Mushroom, and Fox Pizza Den.

 

 

On occasion, I will go pick up some Little Caesar's for dinner, but most of the time, we just grab some $3 frozen pizzas from Aldis.


All this talk of gas station pizza, and no one has mentioned Hunts Brothers pizza!

 

 

Marco's is THE BEST chain pizza. I worked there as a teenager and I love the food. 



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 02:17 PM

I'm going to visit my local Casey's today to confirm that the pizza still looks awful. The outpouring of muscular support for gas station pizza is causing me to question reality. 


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 10 December 2019 - 02:19 PM

Hunts Brothers isn't something I'm familiar with.

 

It'd be like me mentioning Primestop.

 

Hunts Bros., at least around here, is just the name of a kinda gross gas station prepared frozen pizza, like the stuff they have at Speedway. It's okay in a pinch, but I wouldn't, like, make a night of it or anything. I imagine people with fancy pizza taste (IE not me) would scoff at it.



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 02:22 PM

I'm going to visit my local Casey's today to confirm that the pizza still looks awful. The outpouring of muscular support for gas station pizza is causing me to question reality. 

 

Yeah, I can excuse it if they live in a desolate area, but in a populated area, the folks who vouch for gas station pizza...uh...well, I'll just stop there. 





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