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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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Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:23 PM

Figure I'd make a thread to discuss the comic by those who read it. It's going to be an 8 month or so ride so I figured we could have it all in one central spot.

I'm not going to spoil it but I want to throw in my 2 cents

Blackest Night #1? HOLY HUG. WOW. I figured it'll be like a rollercoaster. You buckle in and the first issue would you get excited going up the top and it'd give you a hot tease for the next issue. Hug. That. A dozen or so pages in and you get hit with a shovel. In the face. Repeatedly. Geoff Johns Hugging Rules


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Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:40 PM

I flipped through it at the comic shop...didn't buy it because the comic shop got screwed over by Diamond on the Black Lantern rings so I'm just going to wait for the Hardcover to come out. What a way to open an issue though...I knew this was going to be awesome. This should make up for the debacle that was final crisis last summer.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 05:03 PM

I have chills going down my spine. It's not often a comic does that for me.

Wow.

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Ralph and Sue are the best Black Lanterns ever. The moment they were revealed to be Black Lanterns, that's when chills began.

And GODDAMN. When HIGHLIGHT to view:
J'onn told both Hal and Barry that they shouldn't be alive...better moment than the entire Sinestro Corps war.

Marvel's gonna have to step up with Cap: Reborn.

Edited by Internet Jesus, 15 July 2009 - 05:04 PM.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:48 PM

Who knew that HIGHLIGHT to view:
Black Hand would be quite possibly the most important GL villian ever?
Signatures are overrated.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:48 AM

So uh...

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is the goal to make every hero who was at Crisis a Black Lantern? I'm glad they killed Kendra, this incarnation of Hawkgirl has been very annoying



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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:34 AM

QUOTE(VeritasZB @ Jul 16 2009, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So uh...

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is the goal to make every hero who was at Crisis a Black Lantern? I'm glad they killed Kendra, this incarnation of Hawkgirl has been very annoying



NO, from what I understand, anybody who has died can be Black Lantern, hero, civilians, villains, aliens......... everybody. NO heart beat, no problem.... BOOM black lantern (hey atleast they are not picky)

As for the comics itself................ GREAT SCOT BATMAN icon-ironhide.gif icon-ironhide.gif icon-ironhide.gif
I knew Blackest NIght is gonna be a great ride and on the 1st issue, it started out as a big roller coster WHOOOOO
Keep them comming DC (I might actually stop by the blood bank to excahnge blood for money) icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif

My Prediction:
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Noticed when the hawk's heart turn to dust, the black ring's power lever went up 0.01%(that's how they re-charge the black rings)....... I think this will become a major story point. Nobody knows what will happened when a black ring get's to be 100% charge....I'm thinking Armagedon powers

PLUS: the freebee black ring is great. all i need now is to remember the black oath

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:44 AM

Holly crap HIGHLIGHT to view:
Sue Dibny!!!


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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:05 AM

do we have to type with spoiler tags?

there's a warning on the topic about spoilers.

Either way, Ralph and Sue were super creepy as Black Lanterns. I like how he has her wrapped up in his hand.

I'm sure the only way to kill a Black Lantern is to pump them full of life, thus how everyone will come back to life.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:19 AM

No, I don't think spoiler tags are needed in this thread. I'll edit the title to make it perfectly clear.

As for Sue Dibny, she was of course a ghost detective until this. I wonder if the Black Lanterns just take over the body and warped personality of the person, or if they take over their "soul" as well.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:41 AM

Hey Defunct,
Since this is the big DC storyline for the next few months, can we pin this thread?

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:11 AM

QUOTE(Defunct @ Jul 17 2009, 08:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, I don't think spoiler tags are needed in this thread. I'll edit the title to make it perfectly clear.

As for Sue Dibny, she was of course a ghost detective until this. I wonder if the Black Lanterns just take over the body and warped personality of the person, or if they take over their "soul" as well.


I've been wondering, myself. I'm going to assume such, although seeing the disembodied spirits of Ralph and Sue confront their reanimated corpses could be interesting.

I've also been wondering, how do they (or do they?) deal with dead characters where there's no body? I mean, in the case of Firestorm, there shouldn't have been a body, given the explosive nature of his death, but they've just retconned Ronnie Raymond's grave into existence. Still, I expect it wouldn't be hard to find examples of characters that they wouldn't be able to do that for....

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(combiner1 @ Jul 17 2009, 10:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Noticed when the hawk's heart turn to dust, the black ring's power lever went up 0.01%(that's how they re-charge the black rings)....... I think this will become a major story point. Nobody knows what will happened when a black ring get's to be 100% charge....I'm thinking Armagedon powers


My kooky thought that was since these are basically the anti-lanterns the power level going up is actually them getting weaker.

It would seem that to get to 100% Each ring would have to 'kill' 10,000 people.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:24 AM

QUOTE(Lord Zhufor @ Jul 17 2009, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey Defunct,
Since this is the big DC storyline for the next few months, can we pin this thread?

Ehn, I don't think that necessary. As long as there's interest, the topic will stay near the top of the forum. I wouldn't want to have to start pinning threads for every publisher's big "event" comics.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:45 AM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jul 17 2009, 11:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I mean, in the case of Firestorm, there shouldn't have been a body, given the explosive nature of his death, but they've just retconned Ronnie Raymond's grave into existence.

Even then, I wonder what the Professor's role will be when Ronnie get's turned. Can't have Firestorm without him.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 12:14 PM

QUOTE(Defunct @ Jul 17 2009, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Lord Zhufor @ Jul 17 2009, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey Defunct,
Since this is the big DC storyline for the next few months, can we pin this thread?

Ehn, I don't think that necessary. As long as there's interest, the topic will stay near the top of the forum. I wouldn't want to have to start pinning threads for every publisher's big "event" comics.

Ok. makes sense.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 11:42 AM

I haven't been closely following DC Comics in the last year or so, as much as I loved Blackest Night, there were a couple of things I was hazy on. Bruce Wayne isn't really dead, right? Didn't he get thrown back in time? So, whose body was in his grave? Also, when did Conner come back to life, and when did Pa Kent die????

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 01:04 PM

I'm not convinced it's the killing that's powering the Black rings. It strikes me that, given what Scar said whe she slaughtered the other Oans that it's not life they're consuming with the hearts, but rather emotions.

That would make sense to me because it would set up a nice rivalry. All the other rings are emotionally driven/powered, except green, which is willpower, control over emotions. Green is control, black is cessation, the rest fall before those two.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 02:14 PM

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I haven't been closely following DC Comics in the last year or so, as much as I loved Blackest Night, there were a couple of things I was hazy on. Bruce Wayne isn't really dead, right? Didn't he get thrown back in time? So, whose body was in his grave? Also, when did Conner come back to life, and when did Pa Kent die????

Bruce Wayne is sorta dead, sorta not. That's the funny thing about the Omega Sanction. The body IS Bruce, but the details remain a mystery. One which may be crucial to the story.

Connor came back to life as a result of the Legion of 3 Worlds story (it took the Birthing Matrix 1000 years to fix him up), and Pa Kent had some troubles with his ticker when Brainiac lobbed a missile at him while Kandor was landing on the North Pole.
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE(skankerzero @ Jul 17 2009, 09:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jul 17 2009, 11:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I mean, in the case of Firestorm, there shouldn't have been a body, given the explosive nature of his death, but they've just retconned Ronnie Raymond's grave into existence.

Even then, I wonder what the Professor's role will be when Ronnie get's turned. Can't have Firestorm without him.

Actually, Ronnie was Firestorm without the Professor for several years before Didio decided to kill Ronnie off so that they could introduce Jason....

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jul 18 2009, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(skankerzero @ Jul 17 2009, 09:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jul 17 2009, 11:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I mean, in the case of Firestorm, there shouldn't have been a body, given the explosive nature of his death, but they've just retconned Ronnie Raymond's grave into existence.

Even then, I wonder what the Professor's role will be when Ronnie get's turned. Can't have Firestorm without him.

Actually, Ronnie was Firestorm without the Professor for several years before Didio decided to kill Ronnie off so that they could introduce Jason....

ah, ok. I'm only familiar with 1980s Firestorm. Never did read his newer stuff.
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