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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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#1761 Detour

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

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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 14 December 2012 - 07:47 AM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Dec 12 2012, 11:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 12 2012, 05:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, hey.


New Retaliation trailer:
http://movies.yahoo....-163139765.html


Releasing it the same day as the Pacific Rim trailer?

Not the best of ideas.

(Still seeing it though)

I had the same thought. Any kind of excitement this trailer worked up for me was totally dwarfed and concealed by Pacific Rim.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

Really? I'm still more pumped for this than Pacific Rim.


Probably because this one at least puts its heroes in the heat of the action, rather than remote-controlling robots.

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 14 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

I hadn't heard the Pacific Rim robots were remote control. But, uh. It's giant robots vs kaiju. That's way more awesome than soldiers vs terrorists.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

Really? The remote-controlledness of the robots was made quite apparent in the trailer....


Hotshot-piloted giant robots vs kaiju would've been awesome. I grew up on Grendizer, I love me that jive.
But remote-controlled robots vs kaiju? Significantly less awesome. Such smaller stakes when your hero is never really in the heat of the battle. It'd be like having Top Gun except instead of F-14s you'd have remote drones. Whee?

I can't say Pacific Rim can top Retaliation. Retaliation is soldiers AND NINJAS vs terrorists AND NINJAS.

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 14 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

ninjas < Giant robots
ninjas < kaiju

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

WROOOOOOOOOONG[/Luthor]

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 14 December 2012 - 05:25 PM

You are a sad, sad man.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:32 PM

Not really. Kaiju stuff is boring. Nothing but cheap rubber and foam suits and spectacularly bad special effects and a lot of focus on half-dimensional characters that are typically divided between boring scientist wanting to study the monsters and boring army guy wanting to blow up the monster.
The giant robot genre is not what it used to be, having been dominated for the longest time by the emo-est of gender-ambiguous teens.

Ninjas are zany. Even in their worst form, they're still entertaining schlock rather than infuriating suck.


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 14 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 14 2012, 04:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not really. Kaiju stuff is boring. Nothing but cheap rubber and foam suits and spectacularly bad special effects and a lot of focus on half-dimensional characters that are typically divided between boring scientist wanting to study the monsters and boring army guy wanting to blow up the monster.
The giant robot genre is not what it used to be, having been dominated for the longest time by the emo-est of gender-ambiguous teens.

Ninjas are zany. Even in their worst form, they're still entertaining schlock rather than infuriating suck.

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Ah yes - and from the previews, this is exactly what Pacific Rim will look like. icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif

I'm plenty excited for the new Joe film, but I don't see it being able to beat Pacific Rim in the theater. Unless Joe is spectacularly good and PR is spectacularly bad of course. I expect them to both be just enjoyable though and as such I think PR will have a broader draw both domestically and internationally.

Can't we just be excited for both on their own merits? Why are we comparing apples to hand grenades?
 
 
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 14 2012, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? The remote-controlledness of the robots was made quite apparent in the trailer....


Hotshot-piloted giant robots vs kaiju would've been awesome. I grew up on Grendizer, I love me that jive.
But remote-controlled robots vs kaiju? Significantly less awesome. Such smaller stakes when your hero is never really in the heat of the battle. It'd be like having Top Gun except instead of F-14s you'd have remote drones. Whee?

I can't say Pacific Rim can top Retaliation. Retaliation is soldiers AND NINJAS vs terrorists AND NINJAS.


I'm not sure where you got that impression, but I'm fairly certain you're wrong. The 'blueprints' for the Jaegers even show the location of the pilots inside the mechs on the advertising images.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Dec 14 2012, 07:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ah yes - and from the previews, this is exactly what Pacific Rim will look like. icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif

That last post of mine was far less about Pacific Rim specifically, and more about the genres in general.


Regarding Retaliation vs Pacific Rim... The mountainside fight still looks more exciting to me than anything shown in the Pacific Rim trailer...

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.

 


#1774 Detour

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE(Matthias Phage @ Dec 14 2012, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 14 2012, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? The remote-controlledness of the robots was made quite apparent in the trailer....


Hotshot-piloted giant robots vs kaiju would've been awesome. I grew up on Grendizer, I love me that jive.
But remote-controlled robots vs kaiju? Significantly less awesome. Such smaller stakes when your hero is never really in the heat of the battle. It'd be like having Top Gun except instead of F-14s you'd have remote drones. Whee?

I can't say Pacific Rim can top Retaliation. Retaliation is soldiers AND NINJAS vs terrorists AND NINJAS.


I'm not sure where you got that impression, but I'm fairly certain you're wrong. The 'blueprints' for the Jaegers even show the location of the pilots inside the mechs on the advertising images.

The trailer. It shows the pilots doing what amounts to "motion capture", side by side.

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 14 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 14 2012, 07:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Matthias Phage @ Dec 14 2012, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 14 2012, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? The remote-controlledness of the robots was made quite apparent in the trailer....


Hotshot-piloted giant robots vs kaiju would've been awesome. I grew up on Grendizer, I love me that jive.
But remote-controlled robots vs kaiju? Significantly less awesome. Such smaller stakes when your hero is never really in the heat of the battle. It'd be like having Top Gun except instead of F-14s you'd have remote drones. Whee?

I can't say Pacific Rim can top Retaliation. Retaliation is soldiers AND NINJAS vs terrorists AND NINJAS.


I'm not sure where you got that impression, but I'm fairly certain you're wrong. The 'blueprints' for the Jaegers even show the location of the pilots inside the mechs on the advertising images.

The trailer. It shows the pilots doing what amounts to "motion capture", side by side.


Yes. That's the Neural Bridge. INSIDE THE MECH.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

I was pretty sure that's how it worked. It's not a new idea.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

That said, I plan on seeing both Retaliation and Pacific Rim as both look great. I'm a bit more excited for Pacific Rim, but that's because the last Joe film didn't do a whole lot for me.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

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What are those shoulderpads from?

Custom sculpts attached to Resolute SE's harness, then cast together as one piece.

QUOTE(Matthias Phage @ Dec 14 2012, 07:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes. That's the Neural Bridge. INSIDE THE MECH.

That doesn't look like the inside of a mech. There's two pilots! And a support crew the size of an aircraft carrier's! Why does a mech need more than just its pilot? It's like loading up an F-15 with a pilot, a gunner, a command officer, three mechanics and two engineers.

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 14 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 14 2012, 07:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Matthias Phage @ Dec 14 2012, 07:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes. That's the Neural Bridge. INSIDE THE MECH.

That doesn't look like the inside of a mech. There's two pilots! And a support crew the size of an aircraft carrier's! Why does a mech need more than just its pilot? It's like loading up an F-15 with a pilot, a gunner, a command officer, three mechanics and two engineers.


Well all of the information that's been released for the movie says its inside the mech, the blueprint viral images show it being inside the mech, so I'm going to go with the official sources on this over what you think you see.

The rest of your complaints are just silly. Are you actually saying that there aren't mechs that had multiple pilots, or a support staff?

Or are you just expecting 1 guy at a command console? Cause there is a LOT of mecha media that doesn't follow that.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

QUOTE(Matthias Phage @ Dec 14 2012, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The rest of your complaints are just silly. Are you actually saying that there aren't mechs that had multiple pilots, or a support staff?


The notion of multiple pilots / crew for a single mecha goes back at least as far as the 1970s, and - at least in Japan - seems to have been taken for granted by the early 1980s.


As it is, the Battletech RPG notes that some high-level military commanders will pilot custom units that have dual cockpits. The idea behind this is that if the battle gets intense enough, the commander can focus on actually commanding the battle and leave the actual piloting and fighting to the co-pilot. I also recall reading about dual cockpit set-ups being used on some training mecha, as it allows the trainer to ride along with the cadet.



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