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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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#21 NightViper

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Nov 15 2011, 09:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I fail at Doctor Who blind bags. I went through all the ones at the local Hastings (they now have the bags for $4 each) and was sure I'd gotten some Daleks. Instead, I got the Doctor, a Silent, and THREE Amy Ponds (all the common version). Since I already had a Doctor and an Amy from an Amazon purchase, not exactly the result I was hoping for.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:06 AM









SPECIAL WEAPONS DALEK?

SPECIAL WEAPONS DALEK?!

I LAUGH AT SPECIAL WEAPONS DALEK!


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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:53 AM

Someone probably beat me to the Dalek(s) in the case, then, since nothing stood out as being obviously beefy. I think I was mistaking Amy's hair for a Dalek torso.

Tempted to try popping off the face of one of my astronauts and sculpting a female one for River.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:19 PM

I thought about asking my family to hook me up with the Target Black Friday sale of the Scorpion Pyramid for $65, but then I realised that it can be had for $72 on Amazon right now, which is about the same price as Target after tax - only w/o hassling my family to get up and brave the horde.

So there's an option for those of you who can't or don't want to go out early on Black Friday.

#25 NightViper

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Nov 15 2011, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Someone probably beat me to the Dalek(s) in the case, then, since nothing stood out as being obviously beefy.


That's what happened the first time I found a case of series 1 (at Fan-Expo in Toronto). All of the Daleks were gone, but I didn't know that. So I spent all that time looking for the largest pieces in the bags. I ended up with a few Doctors, an Angel, an a couple of the lizards. After that case sold out, they set out a fresh case. I picked up a bag and...it was a Dalek. There was absolutely no confusing it with any of the others.

Kinda makes you feel a bit foolish when you do finally come across one.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:43 PM

Like NightViper said, there's no mistaking a Dalek once you've found one. The large solid "skirt" bit with the rows of bumps is a dead giveaway.

One advantage of these figures being Lego style is that you can mix and match the parts if you get multiples. For example, put a Rory head on a Roman Auton's body and you've got a cheap alternative to the Rory chase figure.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

Put Rory's head on Amy's body and you have an "Experimentation Phase" Rory variant!

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 07:31 AM

Just found out Lego Universe is ending in two months (I'm behind apparently). That's a shame. The free area was really fun. (And apparently was quite popular) but apparently not enough of those people felt like going on to the full pay experience. Which is understandable.

Me and my son really loved the free area but a monthly fee was just a bit too much to ask for a Lego RPG. Still surprised they're right out shutting it down rather than try a transaction free to play format or something. I'm a little sorry to see it go as I always hopped to play it some more somewhere down the line.

Ah well


-ZacWilliam, giving it its own Lego toy imprint and kits maybe sold with free game hours might have helped them...

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#29 Esser-Z

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:04 AM

Picked up the Alien Abduction set. Love the abduction gimmick it has. Amazingly clever use of rubber parts.

I also have the jet copter and amazingly awesome big mobile HQ put away for Christmas. Can't wait to build the HQ vehicle. It looks like one of the best sets I've seen in a long time.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:07 PM

Yeah, amongst a bunch of other sets, I've got Alien Conquest HQ and its predecessor, Agents Mission 6 Command Centre waiting for when I get home. Definitely looking forward to assembling those monsters. It's going to be a Lego-overload.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:16 AM

hugging awesome!

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#32 Esser-Z

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:20 PM

Those're pretty cool. I'm mostly interested in the Joker because he has PURPLE. GLORIOUS PURPLE.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:48 PM

The think I don't get is Batman's cape, or lack there of. They could have used the wings from the Bionicle Phantoka sets and made something 10 time better.

#34 Esser-Z

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 07:23 PM

So, browsing leaked 2012 set information, one set name jumped out at me. Hulk Helicarrier Breakout. LEGO HELICARRIER. That name better be correct. That could very well be super awesome.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:05 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Nov 26 2011, 07:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, browsing leaked 2012 set information, one set name jumped out at me. Hulk Helicarrier Breakout. LEGO HELICARRIER. That name better be correct. That could very well be super awesome.


I'd say chances are good it's not the whole helicarrier. Likely it's just whatever cell Banner is kept in on the carrier, with smash away doors.


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#36 Esser-Z

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:29 PM

Well, I'd not expect a full, minifig scale one. But a big flying carrier of some kind would be awesome.

You're probably right, though. icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:52 AM

It's priced below the Quinjet chase set. But that price is also $99 and well enough for a base or large vehicle.

So it might turn out kind of super deformed but be a well enough approximation.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:45 PM

Power Rangers Samurai Mega Bloks:
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:48 PM

They're not going to use their awesome mini-action-figures for this? That kinda sucks.

Ah well, I don't really like Power Rangers anyways, more money for Starcraft.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE(Cabooceratops @ Nov 30 2011, 10:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

They're not going to use their awesome mini-action-figures for this? That kinda sucks.

Ah well, I don't really like Power Rangers anyways, more money for Starcraft.





Have we seen anymore more SC Megabloks other than the Battlecrusier?



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