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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2021 - 03:04 PM)

Yay! optimus primal just arrived. So now there's... nothing for me to look forward to till scorponok drops... hmmm, I didn't think this through properly...

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 04:26 PM)

It's an older title which recently got a remake so...

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 April 2021 - 01:10 PM)

Ah yes- I think I've heard of that game before. I may be thinking about something else though.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 08:03 AM)

It's a video game. You get hired to revive and restore a series of derelict space stations.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 07:05 AM)

I've got no idea what that is but yes.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 06:34 AM)

so... literally the plot to startopia.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 02:32 AM)

Maybe if the Interstellar Alliance collapsed after the big burn and a 'benefactor' repurposed a space station as a commerce one. Oh wait...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Babylon 6?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 11:49 AM)

I'd rather have a Toilet Seat: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new on that bowl..

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:19 AM)

Context: my parents had the bathroom redone about a year ago (actually, almost exactly a year ago, as the project was about 4 days from complete and was interrupted by the first pandemic lockdown.). The ridiculous, fancy toilet seat they purchased has since develloped cracks in it and needs to be returned. Dad simply could not get the seat off himself... and see previous shout.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:17 AM)

How to ruin somesones day with one question: Let someone work on a problem for about an hour and a half on their own, come to the realization they need an extra set of hands, ask for help, show you the problem and outright difficulty of it: then ask them "Hey, what does this button do?" and literally solve the two man dilema without doing any work.

@  Dekafox : (06 April 2021 - 09:22 AM)

As far as the TNT move, all of Season 5 was basically epilogue, which didn't help - when it looked like things were ending at Season 4 JMS tried to cram all the major plot threads for his original Season 4 and 5 plan into Season 4, which didn't leave them as much to work with for Season 5. Then TNT totally screwed with Crusade and got it killed before it got a chance to hit the real plot and nothing else really resonated enough to get a series push. A Crusade revival would be the best "B5:TNG" option IMO.

@  electricidad : (06 April 2021 - 08:55 AM)

Peak B5 was the first six episodes of season 4. EVERYTHING CAME TO A HEAD.

@  Kevin S : (06 April 2021 - 08:50 AM)

Generally, I think once B5 moved to TNT things went downhill. The sets didn't look as good (maybe due to ill use of better lighting) and I wasn't always as impressed with casting (Sheridan's new 2nd just didn't work). The movies had decent ideas, but I felt there was something off in the execution. Wonder if TNT pushed for different directors that weren't as familar with B5.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 08:42 AM)

Did the follow up movies do that badly, or does the creator simply feel like his story was told and refuses to allow more content?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 08:23 AM)

I'd rather have a B5: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new in that world.

@  tigerhawk : (06 April 2021 - 01:26 AM)

A reboot would probably be ruined by meddling and different visions anyway. 

@  Echowarrior : (05 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

JMS wrote about half of the first season, a little over half of the second, all of the third and fourth, and all but one episode from the fifth. Given he was also the creator and executive producer, him having so much creative control was likely a condition for getting the show made. Shame he didn't have it for Crusade.

@  Dekafox : (05 April 2021 - 08:44 AM)

They also had JMS write every single script bar maybe 2 or 3? That was another big part of how well it hangs together. Do you think any studio would do that nowadays?

@  tigerhawk : (05 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Let it be the first all AI acted series.

@  Echowarrior : (04 April 2021 - 08:31 PM)

Yeah, but would the reboot be as good as the original? B5 had a damn good cast, and they can't replicate that easily.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2021 - 04:33 PM)

One day they'll let a streaminbg service reboot B5 and let the stories be told without the sword of Damocles hanging over them at all times.

@  tigerhawk : (04 April 2021 - 02:32 PM)

It's aged in the set piece areas.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 April 2021 - 02:22 PM)

I don't remember much of B5... I take it we're not talking about cathode ray tubes...

@  tigerhawk : (04 April 2021 - 11:45 AM)

Babylon 5 CRT tech.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2021 - 06:13 PM)

Bloody hell, thanks for the heads up.

@  Bass X0 : (03 April 2021 - 04:55 PM)

be careful with her. someone on tfw2005 broke her wing taking her out of the packaging.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2021 - 08:15 AM)

I got my airazor on wednesday. Just waiting for the BBTS box to arrive with the rest of the line before I start opening things up. Guess I got her just in time too.

@  Telly : (02 April 2021 - 11:48 PM)

woke to a pre order arrival notice from bbts. was hoping/dreading it was unicron, but turns out it was airazor. and as these things always go, i go to walmart later in the day and see airazor sitting on the shelf...


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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:10 PM

Yeah, there's three control console sets, and three racers with spring-launch cores (probably the same as in the Need for Speed sets). Red Ranger in some form at every class. The only female is Yellow Ranger with her ape zord ($15 set). Decker is in one of the racers and in a two-vehicle set.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:48 PM

I saw the Batman/Catwoman and Superman/Wonder Woman/Lex Luther DC sets at TRU. I was thinking about the Batman set, but it was $18. It was Batman, Catwoman (a rather ridiculous looking Catwoman), a motorcycle, and a traffic light, I just couldn't bring myself to pay $18 for that.

They also had some baggie Ninjago booster packs: Llyod Garmadon, the black ninja in what looked like training gear, and the blue ninja with a bit more armor incorporated into his ninja garb. Each came with a bunch of weapons. I was hoping for some individually packaged snake men, but alas...

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:44 PM

I saw a $5 Ninja-Go set with one of the upgraded ninjas and a little snake shrine today at Walmart, but no snakemen in it.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:30 PM



some look ok ..the more human ones..ugh

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 07:09 PM

Anyone seeing the new Forest sets anywhere? They popped up on the Lego store online.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 07:16 PM

Not yet. I did see the PRSamurai Megazord at Walmart today, though. $30.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:26 PM

The forest City sets have been at the Manchester, CT TRU for at least the last two days.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:50 PM

Yeah, I need this. A pretty nice set of vehicles, a cabin, and a BEAR. Awesome:

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:50 PM

Seen forest and Dino and Snakejago everywhere for two weeks at least in CT.

Saw my first DC Superheroes in TRU today, sadly it was just the Joker-Bionicle set. icon-waspy.gif I really really want to find the Superman set for my Niece for Xmas but I don't know how good my odds are.


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Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:59 AM


LORD OF THE RINGS LEGOS ARE COMMING!

http://www.toyark.co...announced-5107/


AWWWWWWWW YEAAAAAHHHH!


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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:07 AM

Lego... FOR GIRLS! Saw this and felt the need to share.

Now, the basic nature of the toy does not preclude the ability for girls to use them. In fact, my brothers girlfriend is a bigger lego maniac than I am. I am all for the use of slightly curvier lego molds to indicate women: I am AGAINST the mostly stereotypical portrayal of women in the lego brand. I would be perfectly happy to have the curvier toys with the standard stampings and colours on them to indicate the fact that is a woman lego-man. I have seen plenty of women construction workers, dock workers, airline pilots, fishermen et al.

I would love if they did the entire figures line in double with the women mold. Just to help fill out the ranks.
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:30 AM

I could see the next Ninja-Go line use this size of minifigure to motivate more customers to buy the spinner single packs. They have already started introducing oversized swords and similar so its not out of posibility.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:38 AM

Non-minifig minifigs are laaame.

But that upcoming Ninjago wrecker crane is amazing.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:58 AM

LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS in June!


ZacWilliam, is gonna keep shouting it till someone else is as excited as he is, darn it!

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Dec 16 2011, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Non-minifig minifigs are laaame.


I bought one of the Lord Garmadon oversized keychains so that he can tower over the rest of my Ninjago minifigures (all 2 of them!)

But yeah, other than that minifigures should be mini icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:16 AM

So, think they'll make One Ring replicas as pack-ins, with a pair of studs on the top so you can attach minifigs to it? One Ring to act as a stand for them all, and in the plastic bin bind them?

BTW, anyone else opening the Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar one day at a time? So far it's pretty cool, and Target has them on sale for $5 off right now if you want to catch up.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 01:10 PM

Series 6 minifigs are out at WH Smiths in the UK, a friend and I just got one each, I got the Roman and she got the Leprechaun, both are really cool figures.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 01:28 PM

I've been keeping up with my advent calendar, DVD. X-wing and Imperial shuttle are still my faves. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 01:36 PM

QUOTE(Dissever @ Dec 16 2011, 01:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, I will continue to dearly hold onto my sentiments of LEGO for GIRLS is DUMB, they were /already/ for girls. *foot stomping* >:[ >:[ >:[ Belville can go die in a fire.


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