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@  Benbot : (27 February 2020 - 10:24 AM)

I really don't like that guy. Show the toys, not your face. I'm tired of looking at him.

@  RCX : (27 February 2020 - 09:25 AM)

Toy Galaxy is excellent.

@  Benbot : (27 February 2020 - 09:03 AM)

I think you'll be save in Greenland.

@  CORVUS : (27 February 2020 - 01:12 AM)

Toy Galaxy is my favorite overall toy-related channel on YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (26 February 2020 - 11:29 PM)

Last year's coverage via Toy YouTubers was brilliant. However, since YouTube's new (unfortunately necessary) guidelines the companies barely invited any of them back, so all we get is super-popular collector's info.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 February 2020 - 09:19 PM)

If it weren't for Toy Galaxy's coverage video, I would not have known about the Defenders of the Earth figures. New toys of Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician? In 2020? I would have said you were smoking something strong.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:32 PM)

So the question is... has Madagascar closed down all its ports yet?

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:31 PM)

A couple that got infected attended a Carnival event with over 300 people in attendance.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

So the Corona virus keeps getting closer to where I live. Several confirmed cases in my federal state already.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 February 2020 - 02:20 PM)

Man, only having collector sites to get Toy Fair news from sucks. Did you know there is a 4" line of kids figures for the new Avengers game coming?

@  Dekafox : (26 February 2020 - 11:54 AM)

Since Omega already exists they could name it Auntie

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:07 AM)

Oh, and one last Titan,provided we can fudge things a bit to include a character from Transformers: Animated; how about something at least resembling TF:A Omega Supreme?

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:05 AM)

How about they find a way to make a mold they can use for both Broadside and Tidal Wave?

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 February 2020 - 02:13 AM)

Optimus Maximus, the mysterious titan of the Arisen, also Iaconus from Cyberverse.

@  TriBlurr : (25 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

I think the only other Titan class character that would interest me after Scoponok would be Tidal Wave

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 07:34 PM)

A Titan would have more room for other toys to hang out, assuming one has the table space for it.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Play wise which would be better a Commander Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside or a Titan Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 February 2020 - 01:53 PM)

I'd be interested in a deluxe or voyager Fort Max in Armada flashback red-and-green.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:49 AM)

I'd honestly be more interested in Commander-class Scorponok and Fort Max. I don't have the space for Titans.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 February 2020 - 10:44 AM)

Make Commander class city bots to annoy collectors too

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:43 AM)

Make two Broadsides. One Voyager-sized that only turns into a jet, and one Titan-sized that only turns into an aircraft carrier. Piss off everyone on both sides of the scale.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Since they seem to also go by the oh-so holy cartoon scale thing, he'd probably be a Commander Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 February 2020 - 10:34 AM)

Broadside is an aircraft carrier. He should probably be metroplex sized.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:21 AM)

Broadside's more of a Commander Class.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 04:47 AM)

I think Broadside should be the next Titan Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

I tan nicely! But also have a family history of cancer... so... yeah, pasty for me it is.

@  Otaku : (23 February 2020 - 04:22 PM)

I really do begin to get sunburned after about 5 minutes of direct exposure, nowadays.  Side effect of already being pasty then going on a particular medication.  Yay?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 February 2020 - 01:36 PM)

It makes me burn. Accursed daystar.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2020 - 01:33 PM)

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy....

@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*


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Hasbro GI Joe Q&A 2011 Round 6 - due Monday, October 31


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#141 Luke

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 09:26 AM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Oct 22 2011, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there a reason behind the increasing number of online-exclusive multi-packs of figures?

Increasing? Hasn't there been two sets a year for four years now?

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Oct 23 2011, 09:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Oct 22 2011, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there a reason behind the increasing number of online-exclusive multi-packs of figures?

Increasing? Hasn't there been two sets a year for four years now?

Yep, and I'm still a bit surprised we continue getting them since NONE have had particularly spectacular sales (much less sets like this year's which feature a surprising bit of new tooling)

That said, the online stuff (from both Hasbro AND the club) have gotten a bit more attention this year than any other, probably more due to the "meh" response to the retail offerings (hell, even the Skystriker is now "old news"!). Hasbro isn't doing anything more than they have done, but this year we got the club starting to hype their sub service (which will be "online exclusive").

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And just a personal note: you keep throwing things out there like "hyper", "absurd", etc in regards to pricing. How is at or slightly below retail per individual figure meet these dramatic descriptions? Eight bucks or more at Walmart and Target during the movie line? Pretty hyperly-absurd. Less than seven? On par with inflationary prices from the original line.

Heh, I see this in other lines as well. $8 here and there doesn't LOOK bad, until you realize you just dropped $60 on an entire WAVE of figure, albeit over the course of a couple weeks. A LOT of collectors just don't grasp how much this little hobby is costing, but unless it is staring you in the face (like having to purchase an entire wave worth of figures at once) it "doesn't look so expensive".

#143 Dake

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Oct 23 2011, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake)
And just a personal note: you keep throwing things out there like "hyper", "absurd", etc in regards to pricing. How is at or slightly below retail per individual figure meet these dramatic descriptions? Eight bucks or more at Walmart and Target during the movie line? Pretty hyperly-absurd. Less than seven? On par with inflationary prices from the original line.

Heh, I see this in other lines as well. $8 here and there doesn't LOOK bad, until you realize you just dropped $60 on an entire WAVE of figure, albeit over the course of a couple weeks. A LOT of collectors just don't grasp how much this little hobby is costing, but unless it is staring you in the face (like having to purchase an entire wave worth of figures at once) it "doesn't look so expensive".

Oh I agree on the whole - 8 bucks a figure is over the tipping point for me and I griped about it frequently everywhere including directly to Hasbro multiple times for what it was worth. Eight bucks a figure is why I stopped buying most anything Marvel and have severely curtailed Star Wars collecting too unless there's a good sale.

Six to seven bucks though is not bad and, based on most inflation calculators, about right going from 2.99 back in the mid-eighties to today.

And frankly, it's a good wake up call. Whether you spend 60 bucks over two weeks or 60 bucks in one shot - it's still 60 down the drain (plus the extra gas you've burned making multiple trips).
 
 
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#144 Pyre

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:16 PM

Unfortunately, until the economy recovers and the price of oil drops to a reasonable amount, prices will continue to climb.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:38 PM

Why was Renegades Ripcord's show-accurate vest replaced by a reuse of Renegades Duke's vest?

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#146 NightViper

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Oct 23 2011, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why was Renegades Ripcord's show-accurate vest replaced by a reuse of Renegades Duke's vest?


Looking at images of the third wave in package, I had to wonder the same thing. Especially since with Law and Cobra Trooper that same style vest (same as Duke's - heavy flak/"bulletproof" vest with high collar) seems a bit too well represented for my liking.

#147 Agent X

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:42 PM

While you (Hasbro) has stated (numerous times) their intention to NOT do anymore non-joe homages like Matt Trakker, is there any rule in place preventing the Joeclub from following with something similar? (By the way, I think the Misfits would make great Dreadnok groupies. icon-hotrod.gif )

Edited by Agent X, 23 October 2011 - 10:43 PM.

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