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@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 06:28 AM)

No idea.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 03:40 AM)

Sometimes the Shoutbox takes a little longer to catch up to a new avatar.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 03:00 AM)

In the Shoutbox I'm seeing the pink thing instead of that guy with the weird eyes.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 02:59 AM)

looks the same to me. maybe it looks different cause its smaller?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 02:57 AM)

@unluckiness why/how is your avatar here different than the one in your profile

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 02:44 AM)

Revengeance

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

Some people say revenge is sweet. Others say revenge is a dish best served cold. So basically, revenge is ice cream.

@  Verity Carlo : (22 April 2017 - 05:51 PM)

Retribution is fun.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

'Sides, we all know the best G.I. Joe movie is Street Fighter, even if people haven't realized it yet.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

I thought it was... okay. Okay as a movie, kinda fun, but not quite really feeling the G.I. Joe. I heard the sequel fixed that, but I've yet to see it.

@  Daith : (22 April 2017 - 05:26 PM)

Not sure about others but tried too hard to mainstream the idea to the public, making Baroness and the future Cobra Commander Duke's ex fiance and her brother was stupid and convoluted, and the power armor was a bit dumb

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 April 2017 - 05:14 PM)

What's the general opinion here about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

In response to whether Arachnid Base or Orcanoch is the weirder.

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My friend Take: "My vote goes to Spider Volcanobutt."

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

When I find myself in times of trouble, small marsupials come to me. Chattering and hissing, wallabies.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

ROCKO'S MODERN LIIIIIIFE

@  Foffy : (22 April 2017 - 02:07 PM)

Did somebody mention wallabies?

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 01:38 PM)

"Walls of 'bee". walmart will be changing their name during movie time. they will now be called "walbee"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 April 2017 - 12:49 PM)

I'm pretty sure even Hasbro reps have admitted that they went overboard with Bee repaints.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:34 PM)

Parents/retailers want them, it's cost effective to produce them, therefore they get made. Walls of 'bee may not be what we want to see, but here we are.

@  Bass X0 : (22 April 2017 - 12:29 PM)

That still doesn't justify all the barely repainted Bumblebee and Optimus Prime toys in slightly different shades of their standard color scheme.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:26 PM)

The movie toylines are a necessary evil at this point, they help us get nice things so I can tolerate them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 12:19 PM)

Eh, I'm more indifferent to the movies than angry.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Also, I highly doubt that. Judging by how some TR stuff hasn't been released yet (including Trypticon) and they're hyping up PotP for next year, what I'm assuming we'll see is Generations, Movieverse and RID/whatever the next cartoon is running alongside each other.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:02 PM)

I KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENED! IT'S OBVIOUS WHAT'S HAPPENED! I WANT TO KNOW HOW WE CAN MAKE IT UNHAPPEN!

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 11:45 AM)

you are reacting to movies toys overtaking our beloved generations line for the next 2 years. and yes it is

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

WHAT AM I REACTING TO AND IS ANGER APPROPRIATE?!

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 10:50 AM)

Krok? It's happening again...

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Don't forget Kup.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 April 2017 - 09:59 AM)

Perceptor, Topspin, Krok, Quake

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 April 2017 - 01:50 AM)

Whats wave 4?

@  RichardT1977 : (21 April 2017 - 11:48 PM)

Welpers, enjoy Titans Return Deluxe wave 4 if you got 'em. Starting next Monday, Generations is going on hiatus.

@  Telly : (21 April 2017 - 09:40 PM)

wish i knew where my ebay package from china was. no update in 20 days. its due next saturday...

@  BlackMax : (21 April 2017 - 06:47 PM)

It's nice to be popular. :D

@  NightViper : (21 April 2017 - 06:44 PM)

Max Reboot Band

@  Rycochet : (21 April 2017 - 05:13 PM)

*grumblemumblemutterRainmakergrumblemumble*

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2017 - 05:05 PM)

ReBoot reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (21 April 2017 - 05:04 PM)

Fantastic Max reboot.

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 April 2017 - 04:06 PM)

Mighty Max reboot.

@  Evac : (21 April 2017 - 11:27 AM)

IT'S FUN TO BE AT THE Y-M-C-A!

@  Paladin : (21 April 2017 - 11:21 AM)

it's raining men.

@  Evac : (21 April 2017 - 10:50 AM)

This news simply fills my heart with rainbows.

@  Rycochet : (21 April 2017 - 10:21 AM)

Don't look at me, my weather machine only causes rainbows.

@  Diecast : (21 April 2017 - 09:42 AM)

It's literally just that one gay guy with a weather machine that causes hurricanes though.

@  unluckiness : (21 April 2017 - 09:33 AM)

Well if a butterfly's wingbeats can...

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2017 - 09:25 AM)

I think it means gays cause hurricanes... what?

@  Paladin : (21 April 2017 - 09:23 AM)

yeah. think about it!

@  RichardT1977 : (21 April 2017 - 08:05 AM)

" And He left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and He lodged there"?

@  unluckiness : (21 April 2017 - 07:55 AM)

And you remember Matthew 21:17

@  Pennpenn : (21 April 2017 - 05:53 AM)

Sacrelicious...


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#1 gargunkle

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:22 AM

Just had to boggle a bit at this.


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Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:46 AM

FTP!

That's $1.00USD more than I paid for my Arcee on Thursday, and I pay the "stoopid tourist" tax that TRU adds to certain things at the Times Square (and their stores in NYC's 5 boroughs) store.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:16 AM

Dear lord, that's nearly half of what us Europeans have to pay for Deluxes these days!

Edited by Nevermore, 18 December 2011 - 08:16 AM.


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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:19 AM

Nevermore, I can always count on you to make the price bitching I'm going to do seem redundant icon-hotrod.gif

actually My tru's been sale crazy lately... I don't think I've spent $100.00 and have everything
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:25 AM

Somebody finally told them they were exclusives.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:35 AM

Yeah. I thought they were too expensive at $14, nevermind $17.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:13 AM

TRU is on the ball when it comes to marking up items they get in first. You should see their prices on the new Batman Lego sets...

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:12 AM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Dec 18 2011, 08:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nevermore, I can always count on you to make the price bitching I'm going to do seem redundant icon-hotrod.gif

actually My tru's been sale crazy lately... I don't think I've spent $100.00 and have everything


It's a fair comment though. US fans can moan about prices going up, but the prices they pay are still absolute bargains compared to what the rest of the world pay for Transformers. Count yourself lucky!

For the record, last I was in Tescos, deluxes were ?15, which is $23, so you guys are still better off by miles!

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:53 AM

What's the comparative cost of living though? (Not that I know)
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:10 AM

QUOTE(Blueshift @ Dec 18 2011, 11:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Dec 18 2011, 08:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nevermore, I can always count on you to make the price bitching I'm going to do seem redundant icon-hotrod.gif

actually My tru's been sale crazy lately... I don't think I've spent $100.00 and have everything


It's a fair comment though. US fans can moan about prices going up, but the prices they pay are still absolute bargains compared to what the rest of the world pay for Transformers. Count yourself lucky!

For the record, last I was in Tescos, deluxes were ?15, which is $23, so you guys are still better off by miles!

No, you need to recognize how unlucky you are, instead of pretending you're the baseline that everywhere else should be compared against. Transformers prices in Europe are absurd (I've heard it's actually cheaper to import from Japan, and Japan's prices are already considerably higher than America's.), and do not automatically justify any price anywhere that is less absurd.

And in any case this is a thread about one store's selective price gouging on "exclusives" and things that people want more, not general complaining about prices in general going up.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:04 PM

QUOTE(NovaSaber @ Dec 18 2011, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, you need to recognize how unlucky you are, instead of pretending you're the baseline that everywhere else should be compared against.


But... we're the majority. Transformers are more expensive pretty much everywhere in the world outside of North America.

Edited by Chris McFeely, 18 December 2011 - 12:05 PM.


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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:41 PM

Am I alone in thinking that the deluxe Prime figures aren't worth those prices? Price gouging aside, there comes a point where the money charged ceases to equate to the figure it purchases.


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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:46 PM

I wouldn't mind a high price like that every now and then, but if I was planning to pick up the entire First Edition wave at that price, I'd definitely hesitate. I don't think a price bump like $10 going up to $12.99 is insane because you are still getting a pretty good value for a deluxe-sized Transformer at that price, but creeping up toward $20 gets to be a bit much.

And yeah, the USA might be the main market for Hasbro stuff, which gets us lower prices, but our minimum wage and job market here are really bad compared to the cost of living.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:56 PM

Our minimum wage that just went up?


Anyway, I'm glad I found the first 3 of these before they went up to this new price. Guess I'll wait for HTS to get CJ and also have something else I want to justify the shipping (because I'm certain the the free shipping will go away just a few days before CJ gets listed).

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:03 PM

QUOTE(Octavius Prime @ Dec 18 2011, 05:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Our minimum wage that just went up?


Cool dismissive tone, bro. It's $7.25 an hour here in Indiana, so you're probably looking at going up to around $7.50 if the other 2012 increases I'm looking at are a good indication. Doesn't really do much of anything to change the issue of cost of living versus wages. If it's not an issue for you personally, good for you. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by Jeremy, 18 December 2011 - 01:04 PM.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:34 PM

Oh yes, the minimum wage that's going to single-handedly save our economy. It's definitely worth pointing out!

And mentioning that fact that customers outside of the US have always payed a ridiculous amount for toys doesn't make a price increase on our side acceptable.

Edited by C16, 18 December 2011 - 01:56 PM.


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Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Dec 18 2011, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NovaSaber @ Dec 18 2011, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, you need to recognize how unlucky you are, instead of pretending you're the baseline that everywhere else should be compared against.


But... we're the majority. Transformers are more expensive pretty much everywhere in the world outside of North America.

I think more are sold in North America than the rest of the world combined, though.
But aside from that, so what? "Majority" and "baseline" don't necessarily have to be the same thing anyway; when it comes to prices, it seems to me that there are two reasonable options:

1. use the MSRP in the relavent market (this means you can't compare prices in different markets at all)
2. use the lowest MSRP in any sizable market (because clearly this price is still profitable; it may not be practical to use that exact price in every market, but prices in many places are clearly higher by a much larger margin than any differences between markets would justify; this means the rest of the world still doesn't have much to do with what prices should be considered reasonable in America)

The US MSRP or Prime Deluxes is, IIRC, $12.99. A store charging 30% more than the MSRP just because something is unofficially exclusive is price gouging, even if the price is still lower in absolute terms than in some other countries.


If you want to complain about how high the prices are in your country, go right ahead; I agree with you that they are, and it's even possible that being more vocal about prices is a (small) factor in why ours are lower. What I object too is the idea that the prices being too high there somehow makes the highest prices here "a bargain".

Edited by NovaSaber, 18 December 2011 - 02:10 PM.


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Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:16 PM

Saw a ton of these guys at TRU today in Rockaway, NJ, priced at 13.99. Probably 3 cases worth.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:55 PM

Back when Classics (1.0) was on shelves, TRU was charging ~$13 while all the other stores were charging ~$10. I bought none at TRU. Won't stand for it.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:55 PM

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Back when Classics (1.0) was on shelves, TRU was charging ~$13 while all the other stores were charging ~$10. I bought none at TRU. Won't stand for it.


Not really an option with this line, unfortunately.

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