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@  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.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489


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#1 NightViper

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:35 PM

Round 5 answers can be found here!

The sixth and final round of the Hasbro GI Joe Q&A for 2011 is due by October 31st!

Edited by NightViper, 21 October 2011 - 03:01 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:22 PM

A few years ago, an attempt to release the 1985 Mauler as a convention exclusive were thwarted when one of the molds for the turret broke. Has the mold in question since been fixed? If not, are the turret molds for the 1989 Equalizer (Mauler chassis; new turret) intact enough for use instead?

During the 1980s, the G. I. Joe line saw the release of several accessory packs that consisted of spare weapons for that year's crop of figures, albeit in alternate colors (such as a "cream" instead of "black"). Would it be feasible to begin releasing accessory packs once again?

Given the fact that three figures have been released in stores in Tiger Force colors (Duke, Flint, Wild Bill + Rattler) and three have been released to stores in Python Patrol colors (Officer, Crimson Guard, Viper + Conquest), what is the prospect of other figures and vehicles being released in their subteam colors (such as Bazooka, Lamprey, the VAMP, and the ASP)?

The SDCC "Starscream" exclusive (a Skystriker in an exclusive color scheme) has been the latest in a series of cross-overs between the G. I. Joe and Transformers lines. Given this, can we expect to see future product releases that cross over in some fashion?

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:30 PM

They've answered the accessory pack question before, in short "no", in long, that's one of the reasons we get so many accessories with individual figures now.

Here's my question: *Edited for more detail

Can you offer any insight into the so-called "Ross" phenomenon in which so many items - be they previously considered canceled such as the RoC Polar Sharc, Lava Pod and Tiger Rat or in some cases brand new such as the PoC Black HISS and VAMP - appear to by-pass the large, "first tier" retailers completely and should this represent any concern for collectors as to retailer support of the line as a whole especially in light of what appears to be Walmart's nation-wide dropping of the Joe line from current planograms?

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:02 AM

Will the G.I.Joe: Renegades show ever cross-over with any other shows on the HUB?

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:59 AM

What is with the Blowtorch and Croc Master figures from upcoming Pursuit of Cobra waves being nigh-identical to the old ones released in the 25th Anniversary line?

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:50 PM

QUOTE(invinible @ Mar 15 2011, 01:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will the G.I.Joe: Renegades show ever cross-over with any other shows on the HUB?


You might as well just out and say Prime. What other show would you be talking about? MLP?


ZacWilliam, also the answer is no.
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:44 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Mar 15 2011, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(invinible @ Mar 15 2011, 01:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will the G.I.Joe: Renegades show ever cross-over with any other shows on the HUB?


You might as well just out and say Prime. What other show would you be talking about? MLP?


ZacWilliam, also the answer is no.


Well, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is the most popular show on the HUB at this time and it was the winner of the 2010 best new show award. So I think any show that crosses over with it will have an instant ratings boost for at least 1 episode.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Mar 15 2011, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(invinible @ Mar 15 2011, 01:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will the G.I.Joe: Renegades show ever cross-over with any other shows on the HUB?


You might as well just out and say Prime. What other show would you be talking about? MLP?


Actually, someone could make a case for a "Dan Vs." crossover in which Dan squares off against Cobra Enterprises.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:14 AM

Hasbro Studios isn't listed amongst the production team for Dan Vs., so it may just be a show that the Hub airs, not a show that they make.

Which may mean that they have little control over what actually goes into any given episode.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:11 AM

QUOTE(invinible @ Mar 15 2011, 02:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Mar 15 2011, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(invinible @ Mar 15 2011, 01:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will the G.I.Joe: Renegades show ever cross-over with any other shows on the HUB?


You might as well just out and say Prime. What other show would you be talking about? MLP?


ZacWilliam, also the answer is no.


Well, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is the most popular show on the HUB at this time and it was the winner of the 2010 best new show award. So I think any show that crosses over with it will have an instant ratings boost for at least 1 episode.

Is there actual facts and evidence for this or is this your own presumption because there is such a hard on it here and some other places for it?

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:25 PM

With the toyline seeing a packaging change in the fall 2011 assortments, will the change be a "hard reset" (similar to the ending of Rise of Cobra and the start of Pursuit of Cobra, where the prior SKUs were replaced with new ones) or a "soft reset" (the transition from 25th figures to "Modern Era" figures, meaning the same SKU for both packaging styles)?

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:50 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Mar 16 2011, 10:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Mar 15 2011, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(invinible @ Mar 15 2011, 01:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will the G.I.Joe: Renegades show ever cross-over with any other shows on the HUB?


You might as well just out and say Prime. What other show would you be talking about? MLP?


ZacWilliam, also the answer is no.


Well, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is the most popular show on the HUB at this time and it was the winner of the 2010 best new show award. So I think any show that crosses over with it will have an instant ratings boost for at least 1 episode.

Is there actual facts and evidence for this or is this your own presumption because there is such a hard on it here and some other places for it?

Randy

I'm definitely call bull jive on this unless you have some solid numbers for ratings (and not speculation about rampant fandom niche). I would tend to think given the popularity of the franchise, that Transformers Prime is probably their #1 cartoon on currently. But I'd like to be proven wrong.

Here's a question:

Given the upcoming Skystriker release, are their any other classic vehicles you would like to restore or revisit in the modern era (please give examples)?

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 02:18 PM

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QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Mar 15 2011, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(invinible @ Mar 15 2011, 01:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will the G.I.Joe: Renegades show ever cross-over with any other shows on the HUB?


You might as well just out and say Prime. What other show would you be talking about? MLP?


ZacWilliam, also the answer is no.


Well, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is the most popular show on the HUB at this time and it was the winner of the 2010 best new show award. So I think any show that crosses over with it will have an instant ratings boost for at least 1 episode.

Is there actual facts and evidence for this or is this your own presumption because there is such a hard on it here and some other places for it?

Randy


Actually Nick and More did a poll on which was the best new show from 2010. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was leading the entire time during round 1. And in round 2, it had twice the number of votes as the other 9 finalists combined.


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Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:05 PM

Ah I see. But web polls do not equal ratings. So while it may have the very vocal fanbase, it doesn't necessarily mean it has the highest ratings. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 05:08 AM

Here's another: Has a decision been made yet in regards to whether Zarana will be made available to all the many desiring fans or limited to a select few, leaving the rest disappointed once again?
 
 
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 07:36 AM

ARE we going to see that SAW Viper?
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 06:34 PM

Back in the late 1980s, a series of "motorized action packs" was released.

These were backpacks that had a wind-up motor in them, enabling the backpack to fulfill some sort of secondary function, such as "anti-aircraft station" or "helicopter pack."


Would it be feasible to release more of these for the modern-day?

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:10 PM

About what ratio of figures are all or mostly new molds (the new Destro, for example) as opposed to strictly mixed-and-matched from existing figures (Rock Viper) these days?

What was the reasoning behind releasing an only slightly different Croc Master figure? The first wasn't particularly hard to come across nor seemed to have loads of fan demand past its release.
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:03 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Mar 19 2011, 04:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's another: Has a decision been made yet in regards to whether Zarana will be made available to all the many desiring fans or limited to a select few, leaving the rest disappointed once again?


I like this one, although I'd rephrase it to be a little less confrontational:

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Has a decision been made yet in regards to whether Zarana will be made available at mass retail, or will she be a convention exclusive? Since she tops a lot of the "most wanted" lists and "when will we see --" questions, it seems like a lot of new tooling for a very limited release that most of the people who want will not be able to get.


I'd also like to suggest this one:

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Last year fans were assured that a mass retail Sgt. Slaughter was being "looked into." Did anything come of that? Is there a chance that a more widely-available version of this popular character will be released?

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:04 AM

Oh, c'mon! You all know that Zarana is going to be the first question at the Hasbro Designers panel at JoeCon icon-fire.gif icon-waspy.gif