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@  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.

@  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.


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Gundam Discussion: The Wings of A Boy Who Killed Adolescence

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#12661 HellCat

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 12:56 AM

Setsuna not doing it is his character arc. It's supposed to show he's accepted living in the future rather than the past which previously dominated him.

The manga makes this more sanctimoniously overt. 0 Raiser debuts in the fight against Ali and Setsuna goes Innovator right there, telling Ali he's now beneath him and thus will no longer bother with him.


If you hate the anime, read the manga. It's much worse. Especially the awkward scramble once they realise a ton of characters they cut from S1 are key to S2.

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 06:48 AM

Setsuna not doing it is his character arc. It's supposed to show he's accepted living in the future rather than the past which previously dominated him.

The manga makes this more sanctimoniously overt. 0 Raiser debuts in the fight against Ali and Setsuna goes Innovator right there, telling Ali he's now beneath him and thus will no longer bother with him.


If you hate the anime, read the manga. It's much worse. Especially the awkward scramble once they realise a ton of characters they cut from S1 are key to S2.

 

Ha!  Fantastic.  That's like Spider-Man saying "Carnage!  I have transcended you!  I will leave you alone to do what you do now!"

 

I just think it'd have been at least more dramatically satisfying, if not thematically.  What was needed for Lyle was to have some flashback scenes where he actually interacted with his brother, where we saw their relationship, and we could feel some weight behind Lyle concluding Neil's vendetta.  But all we got was the most basic level of "This guy killed mah bruthah!"



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:59 AM

Didn't help that they wrote themselves into a corner with Setsuna being completely invincible with about half a season to go. Even when he let go of the controls while Trans Am Masurao was hammering him with a melee combo failed to inflict any damage on 00 Raiser.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:50 PM

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 10:01 AM

CD Japan did one of their regular "Here's 500 yen to spend on anything" promotions. Obviously you can't get much for 500 yen and their selection is spotty but it's always an incentive.

 

They had Gundam Universe wave 2 for £16 each. Just been paid and locally the best I can find is about £29 each so this was enough of a reason to pick them up. It'll probably even out with shipping and almost certain custom charges but life is miserable right now.

 

Speaking of, they've confirmed wave 3 will be Strike, Ez8, and Wing Zero Custom. Ez8 is about the only one I'm excited for. Have decent Strikes already and I'm sick of Bandai starting a line with TV Wing designs only to switch to EW ones. Apparently originally Sandrock was in this wave.



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Posted 16 November 2019 - 09:38 PM

Can't say I share your sentiment. Wing Zero Custom is about the only one I'd think of buying in that wave as I seem to be in the minority around here in liking that design. And Sandrock is probably my least favorite of the Wing series Gundams. It's suit design is boring and has the most plain arsenal next to Heavyarms. Only the Heat Shotels are of any interest and then when they make the EW custom version they make them ridiculously huge.


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Posted 18 November 2019 - 05:08 PM


"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." ~Coco Chanel

 

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss


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Posted 18 November 2019 - 06:53 PM

 

I always WANTED to be good with Arche in Full Boost, but I never could manage it.  I feel like all his jukes and dodges just landed me directly in the path of someone's beam.  Jagd looks to at least have some better keepaway options, but I'm always wary of being a 3000 cost.  Too much responsibility to shoulder!

 

Of course, this is all hypothetical talk.  Full Boost is the last one I played and I don't have a PS4 and this specific suit is probably a year off from being playable on a home console, soooooooooooooooooo....



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Posted 25 November 2019 - 11:11 AM

Trying to improve GU RX-78-2. Thus far:

- Panel lining
- Markings. Had some left from SD Hi-Nu, so put 2 EFSF's on, Amuro's emblem on the shield and a 01 on the chest.
- Painting. Put gold on the arm joints, emulating the copper on the statue and silver on the backpack rings, emulating the Ver Ka.

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 02:43 AM

I always WANTED to be good with Arche in Full Boost, but I never could manage it.  I feel like all his jukes and dodges just landed me directly in the path of someone's beam.  Jagd looks to at least have some better keepaway options, but I'm always wary of being a 3000 cost.  Too much responsibility to shoulder!
 
Of course, this is all hypothetical talk.  Full Boost is the last one I played and I don't have a PS4 and this specific suit is probably a year off from being playable on a home console, soooooooooooooooooo....


May be to your interest, at least:

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 05:27 PM





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Edited by HomelessOne, 27 November 2019 - 05:52 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 11:36 PM


"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." ~Coco Chanel

 

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 08:22 AM

May confirmed for best girl.

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 08:30 PM


"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." ~Coco Chanel

 

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:36 AM

Continuing the panel lining. RX and Wing have taken really well because their Okawara-based designs have alot of panel lining in the sculpts. Unicorn...has not. Because it's based on a Katoki design, the figure has less panel lines and more raised surfaces to break up the surfaces. The technique I'm using is to cover an area with Games Workshop wash, let it dry and then remove it by gently wiping with a bit of kitchen roll coated with mild nail polish remover. Works perfectly for panel lines because it basically only removes the excess outside the lines but on Unicorn it becomes a fight to remove the excess and not take what has clung to the edges with it.

 

On a related note, my Bandai Candy problems mentioned in the Dragon Ball thread continue with Micro Wars 3. If Vegeta missing a forearm wasn't bad enough, one of the Gera Dogas is missing it's cockpit hatch/control setup. This means that when you swing the upper body down to close it, there's a noticeable camp where the lower part of the hatch (connected to the crotch by a joint) is missing. I know Bandai have been changing some of their production setup this year but this is terrible quality control to have 2 separate products packaged and shipped out incomplete.


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Posted 06 December 2019 - 02:03 PM

I got the chance to watch Char's Counterattack in theaters yesterday. I had forgotten how insufferable most of the side-cast is. Especially Quess. I remembered not liking her the first time I'd seen it, but good lord I was not prepared for how terrible she was.

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 07:06 AM

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 08:50 AM

Hopefully you'll be done by time JupFive is ready

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 09:44 AM

I got the chance to watch Char's Counterattack in theaters yesterday. I had forgotten how insufferable most of the side-cast is. Especially Quess. I remembered not liking her the first time I'd seen it, but good lord I was not prepared for how terrible she was.

Yeah... the fact that's she intended to be terrible isn't much help either.  I think I'm more off-put by Chan though.  Just for the fact that she isn't Beltorchika or anyone we'd like to see at Amuro's side.



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 12:01 AM

 

I got the chance to watch Char's Counterattack in theaters yesterday. I had forgotten how insufferable most of the side-cast is. Especially Quess. I remembered not liking her the first time I'd seen it, but good lord I was not prepared for how terrible she was.

Yeah... the fact that's she intended to be terrible isn't much help either.  I think I'm more off-put by Chan though.  Just for the fact that she isn't Beltorchika or anyone we'd like to see at Amuro's side.

 

 

Beltorchika? Seriously?

 

Beltorchika is terrible. Meanwhile, Chan's competent (an engineer who can take down ace pilots as a turret gunner!), friendly, and generally a pleasant person who gets along well with Amuro.






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