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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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Is Gremlins a Christmas Movie?


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#1 Axaday

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:14 PM

My wife didn't know what the mogwai in a baby Yoda meme was and I told her she needs to watch "The Gremlins".  She asked if it is a Christmas movie and I didn't know the answer to the question.



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:16 PM

Yes. Next question.
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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:17 PM

I am sure she will have more.



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 07:33 PM

It is. One of the best.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 07:37 PM

I would say Gremlins is more towards Halloween than Christmas, thou I not really sat and watched the movie through.


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Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:25 PM

Along with Die Hard and Lethal Weapon, it's up there among my most watched non-traditional Christmas films. And Scrooged, of course.



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 09:07 PM

Yes.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 10:11 PM

Does it matter?

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 10:51 PM

Title character is a Christmas present.

Entirety of the movie takes place in Christmas season.

Most sets feature Christmas decoration.

There is a scene of the title characters Christmas caroling.

While not a "traditional" Christmas movie, it 100% is A Christmas movie.
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Posted 01 December 2019 - 11:19 PM

Does it matter?


If a person is compiling a list of Christmas movies to watch with the SO, then yes, yes it does.

...otherwise you're left with nothing but Hallmark movies to pick from, and who wants that?

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 12:31 AM

 


...otherwise you're left with nothing but Hallmark movies to pick from, and who wants that?

 

 

Hallmark.



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 12:53 AM

Along with Die Hard and Lethal Weapon, it's up there among my most watched non-traditional Christmas films. And Scrooged, of course.

Afterwards, take a break to enjoy the most Christmas video game ever made, "Parasite Eve".



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 11:21 AM

Don't forget about "Black Christmas", and "Santa's Slay".
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Posted 02 December 2019 - 11:57 AM

Title character is a Christmas present.

Entirety of the movie takes place in Christmas season.

Most sets feature Christmas decoration.

There is a scene of the title characters Christmas caroling.

While not a "traditional" Christmas movie, it 100% is A Christmas movie.

 

Yeah, I knew all of that except I forgot the caroling.  But still it is mostly about little monsters.  I wasn't sure what I should say.

 

Does it matter?

 

I didn't ask why she was asking, but she has been consuming Netflix Christmas movies like they were running out.  I assume she only wants to watch it in the next few months if it is a Christmas movie.



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 12:01 PM

I will disagree - a Christmas Movie is a film about Christmas, whether by mythology or themes. Gremlins (and by extension Die Hard and others) are films that take place during Christmas.

Also Gremlins 2 is better, fight me.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 12:22 PM

I will disagree - a Christmas Movie is a film about Christmas, whether by mythology or themes. Gremlins (and by extension Die Hard and others) are films that take place during Christmas.

Also Gremlins 2 is better, fight me.

 

Gremlins 2 is better and a perfect watch for New Year's Eve, one week after the perfect time to watch Gremlins. 


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 12:42 PM

I watched Gremlins 2 a few years after it came out when it was on TV.  My mom came only briefly into the room and recognized the Clamp was like Trump.  I had never heard of Trump at the time, but my mom knew he was like Clamp at the time.  She doesn't know anymore.  It's really weird.



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 12:54 PM

Gremlins 2 may in fact be better.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 01:09 PM

I think between Gremlins 1 and 2 it is very hard to say which is better since they are so different and trying to do different things.

 

My wife will probably like 2 better because it is funny and not scary.  But it isn't just funny.  It is goofy.  You can suspend disbelief on 1, but on 2 they have no intention of letting you do that.



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 02:44 PM

I watched Gremlins 2 a few years after it came out when it was on TV.  My mom came only briefly into the room and recognized the Clamp was like Trump.  I had never heard of Trump at the time, but my mom knew he was like Clamp at the time.  She doesn't know anymore.  It's really weird.


I wont say Clamp isnt influenced by Trump, but I always assumed there was a little Ted Turner in there, too, since they made such a big deal about black and white vs colorized movies. That was a Turner thing for a while.



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