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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 Powered Convoy

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:47 AM

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Whos joining the Transformers Hall of Fame next? You decide! In honor of #Tranformers35, this years categories are all about 1984 and 2019. Cast your votes here: go.hasb.ro/2OJP1LF before Friday, December 7 at 11:59pm EST and stay tuned for the winner announcement later this month!


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To celebrate Transformers 35th Anniversary, this years fan-vote categories pay homage to over three decades of MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE history! See details below, but thought it be great to have you share with fans.



Thanks!
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2019 CATEGORIES:

Favorite fictional character from the 1984 season of The Transformers animated television series.
2019 Transformers War for Cybertron Siege toy of the year.


CASTING YOUR VOTES

See the official Facebook announcement with link to vote here!
Voting begins Tuesday, December 3 at 10am EST (TODAY!) and closes on Friday, December 7 at 11:59pm EST.
Winners of both categories will be announced on the Transformers Facebook page later this month.

PAST HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES:
Fictional Character Inductees:

Megatron (Class of 2010)
Dinobot* (Class of 2010)
Bumblebee (Class of 2010)
Optimus Prime (Class of 2010)
Starscream (Class of 2010)
Ironhide (Class of 2011)
Ratchet (Class of 2011)
Waspinator* (Class of 2011)
Soundwave (Class of 2011)
Shockwave (Class of 2012)
Jazz (Class of 2012)
Grimlock (Class of 2012)
Wheeljack* (Class of 2012)
Ultra Magnus* (Class of 2013)
Megatron Beast Wars* (Class of 2013)
Rodimus* (Class of 2014)
Arcee* (Class of 2014)
Predaking* (Class of 2015)
Prowl* (Class of 2015)
Optimus Primal* (Class of 2016)
Cosmos* (Class of 2016)
Galvatron* (Class of 2017)
Barricade Movie* (Class of 2017)
Blackarachnia* (Class of 2018)


Favorite Toy:

Trypticon* (Class of 2017)
Battletrap* (Class of 2018)


*Denotes fan-voted inductees


Edited by Broadside, 04 December 2019 - 12:15 PM.

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#2 Tindalos

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:03 AM

Vote the Hauler/Hot Shot ticket for a more interesting future!



#3 Sabrblade

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:04 AM

Everybody, give the 1984 vote to the obscure Hauler, and let's see what Hasbro's reaction is.

 

As for the Siege toy vote, eh, vote whichever you want. Though, Hot Shot seems the most interesting choice.

 

 

EDIT: Darn it, Tindalos! Stop reading my mind! :wtf 


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:07 AM

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:20 AM

"In honor of every year, this year's categories are all about 1984, and 2019, which is also 1984."

 

Also, December 7 is Saturday.

 

EDIT: Holy shit, folks, you can't make this up - December 7, 1984 was a Friday.


Edited by LV!, 03 December 2019 - 11:24 AM.


#6 Broadside

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:21 AM

Look, when I said that Hasbro polls would become "which 1984 character do you want first", I meant it as a joke.


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#7 Kil

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:31 AM

Finally a chance to vote for everyone's favorite characters from the G1 cartoon, Slug and Hauler.



#8 Noideaforaname

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:52 AM

Can't vote for Sky Lynx, but you can pick an individual Constructicon?


Went with Hauler and Brunt. Might as well go with complete nobodies.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:57 AM

Sign me up for the Hauler/Hot Shot ticket protest vote. It is legitimately dreary that this is what things have come to.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:58 AM

I hate this being rigged to only 84 G1 characters. I was ready to see some love for Bulkhead.

Voted Laserbeak in their rigged poll and Omega for this years toy.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:06 PM

voted for ravage since he was in beast wars.

and cybertron prime for further protest voting.



#12 Walky

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:07 PM

I voted for the Beast Wars character.

#13 Blot

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:28 PM

I voted for the Beast Wars character.

But Inferno didn't show up until 1985.



#14 Powered Convoy

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 01:22 PM

Vote Skywarp.

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#15 Monocle

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 01:24 PM

They couldn't even get the roster right here, no Frenzy, and he did show up in "Countdown to Extinction", so he should count.



#16 Creedence

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 01:32 PM

Not really much of a Hall of Fame if every single character ends up there eventually.

#17 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 01:35 PM

I'm all for voting obscure 84 but Hauler is kinda a super boring 84 Obscure. Couldn't we have done Bumper or Big Red instead?

-ZacWilliam, Or is he being sleep inducing part of the deal?

EDIT: Ok, no I didn't click on the actual link yet. Boo for it being cartoon based instead of All 84 even. I want to vote "Light Lavender Seeker."

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#18 TriBlurr

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 01:41 PM

Yeah. That's a shit vote setup.

Voted Hauler for luls.

Siege Ironhide for toy.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 01:46 PM

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#20 Locoman

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 01:47 PM

Honestly I’d rather just have the Hall of Fame die than have it mutate into whatever this is.



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