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@  ThunderWear : (27 January 2020 - 08:56 PM)

Think of it positively, maybe your face just has optional no-slip surfaces

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 January 2020 - 05:38 PM)

I have dyspraxia so use a electric trimmer, it's never smooth. NEVER!

@  Benbot : (27 January 2020 - 12:52 PM)

don't you hate it when you shave but miss a whisker and it bugs you all day long and you try to yank it out but you can't because it's too short to get a hold of but your hand keeps finding it whenever you touch your face?

@  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


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#2961 Sciflyer

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 09:00 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Jul 4 2013, 08:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll have to keep an eye on Baroness and Ravage. Those are the only parts of the set that I'm really interested in.


Same here. I like the idea of Bludgeon, and Hound and Jetfire are okay, but the Baroness/Ravage set is the only one I really feel like I should own.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 09:42 AM

Haha, Snake Eyes has one bid for 99 cents. icon-fire.gif

Whoa- every bit of detail on Sky-fire is a sticker! I guess I expected at least some of it to be paint or tampo.
 
 
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:59 AM

Kinda bummed that Hound doesn't have more decals. All those little warning signs are a pain in the butt to apply, but I like these crossover vehicles more when they feel like equal parts Joe and Transformers.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:55 PM

Hound and Skyfire..... aside from Skyfire's boosters....
It's going to be real easy for Cobra Stickers to just offer repro stickers and fans to just make their own using unstickered retail releases, isn't it?

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.

 


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:11 PM

Actually, I thought Cobrastickers already made a set of Jetfire stickers for the Skystriker. I know they've done Macross, and some other stuff.

Yep.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:07 AM

I feel like I have to buy the whole set, just to get the Baroness.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:08 AM

Yeah, I just want the figures myself... and even then, it's mainly Bludgeon, and Snake-Eyes if I can get him really cheap, and Baroness I'd want for the head more than anything else... Paris Pursuit Baroness is my go-to Baroness but it'd be nice to have this old-school head design to swap onto.



Meanwhile, I got this Resolute CC to try and replicate Raginspoon's Iron Klaw, but when I had him in hand, the Nazi flair of his outfit made me want to test someone else out first.
Thoughts?

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.

 


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:36 AM

The cape kinda throws it all off for me, but otherwise it works perfectly.

I'm thinking "cast-off from Baron Ironblood's army".

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 04:48 AM

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The cape kinda throws it all off for me, but otherwise it works perfectly.

I'm thinking "cast-off from Baron Ironblood's army".

....I don't get how we went from "Hey I'm thinking of making General Blitz" to "cast-off from Baron Ironblood's army".

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.

 


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:17 PM

It looks like Riker in some lost holo-deck adventure! icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif
 
 
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#2971 Detour

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

Well, considering the original General Blitz had strong Riker features as well, I'd say mission accomplished.

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

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:02 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 6 2013, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It looks like Riker in some lost holo-deck adventure! icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif


Can't unsee! icon-fire.gif

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

More in-hand pics of the SDCC figures:
http://bbs.actoys.ne...id-1533368.html

I wonder what the odds are on the vehicles getting damaged, being packed that tightly with no cushioning...

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:45 AM

Man, all I want is that Baroness headsculpt. Not even Ravage. The rest of Baroness I can try and get here if it saves me anything. But that sculpt is preeeetty. (Does it look big for the body in that actoys thread, though, or is it just the angle?)

Hope someone casts this head right quick. And if that someone is TofuJesse, that he gets his scheduling and shipping in order.

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#2975 Detour

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:58 PM

Well, the Baroness body is the same one used on both the final 25th Anniversary Cobra 5-pack as well as the Resolute multi-pack Baroness releases, so it should be easy enough to score one or the other.

The head is pretty stellar too.

But me, I still want Bludgeon the most.

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.

 


#2976 Dake

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 04:28 PM

QUOTE(Aberration @ Jul 7 2013, 11:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
More in-hand pics of the SDCC figures:
http://bbs.actoys.ne...id-1533368.html

I wonder what the odds are on the vehicles getting damaged, being packed that tightly with no cushioning...


Everything there is pretty dense though, and it's all packed in such a way as to support and cushion itself a bit. And I guess the harsh reality is it's meant to be an at-show exclusive primarily so having it stand up to normal shelf-wear or shipping was likely not as high on the list as cramming it in as small a box as possible.
 
 
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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:45 PM

Forgive me for moving things slightly, but what's the consensus on the ROCC (Rolling Operations Command Center)? I've read positive reviews online and am thinking of snagging one on eBay, but I wanted to hear from others and get their comments.
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Posted 07 July 2013 - 08:53 PM

I always thought it's kind of neat (though I don't own one), but it's not a hundred bucks neat.
 
 
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#2979 Detour

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 08:55 PM

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I always thought it's kind of neat (though I don't own one), but it's not a hundred bucks neat.

Same.

Really the only flaws I heard were how the turret just dangles up high in base mode, and how the "command center"'s chairs are just randomly scattered about rather than organized around the monitors.

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.

 


#2980 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 7 2013, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 7 2013, 09:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I always thought it's kind of neat (though I don't own one), but it's not a hundred bucks neat.

Same.

Really the only flaws I heard were how the turret just dangles up high in base mode, and how the "command center"'s chairs are just randomly scattered about rather than organized around the monitors.

But it was damned awesome for $40 though! icon-waspy.gif

Personally, I find the RHINO the more compelling vehicle(s) between it and the ROCC. Plus it has the Aliens APC thing going on and one of the niftiest "mini-vehicles" of the era.

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