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@  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

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not


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#1 Jet

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:36 PM

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Well, other than the sight gags, I'm cautiously optimistic. Although I think sight gags like that would work better in a more cartoony series like Teen Titans, the fact that Man of Action and Paul Dini are on board for this series makes me sorta happy. Man of Action do pretty good ten hero dramedies (Generator Rex, for example) and Paul Dini's got a track record like his buddy Bruce Timm, who proved he still can make a good series with Green Lantern.

I mean, hey - it can't be as much of a letdown as Young Justice is for Weisman... Right?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:07 PM

The CG environments look a little distracting. I mean, no 90s Spider-Man levels of distracting, but not good.

I'll give it a chance; the team-up gimmick has me interested. Like this could prove to be Marvel's "Brave and the Bold", if done right.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:10 PM

I'll give it a shot I suppose.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:21 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Mar 5 2012, 07:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll give it a chance; the team-up gimmick has me interested. Like this could prove to be Marvel's "Brave and the Bold", if done right.


That's kinda what I am hoping for.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:54 PM

I chuckled at how hilariously over the top that was.

I'll check it out.

...still bitter Spectacular was cancelled.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:35 PM

No matter how good this show is, it will forever live in the shadow of Spectacular and its early demise.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:42 PM

I don't even really like spider man as a character, but I'm with the general consensus that no matter how good this show is, it'll never be as good as spectacular

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:34 PM

Eh, Could be alright but Ultimate isn't Spectacular .

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:34 PM

Holy crap, Chi McBride as Nick Fury is some great casting right there.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

So waaaiiit... Spectacular had cartoony looking characters but they didn't do cartoony antics... this has realistic looking characters and they do cartoony antics...



I do love how expressive Spider-Man looks though.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:03 AM

Wasn't there already an Ultimate Spiderman toon? Oh, wait, sorry... that was "Unlimited".

Yeah, I HATE it how all the intelligent and well-written cartoons of late have been cancelled. TFA, Spectacular Spiderman, Wolverine and the X-Men... I really, really hope Thundercats and Young Justice escapes this fate. I am sure Green Lantern will, since CGI shows tend to get more episodes by default due to production costs (hence, TF Prime's 26 episodes).

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:57 AM

So the teen heroes Ultimate Spidey's going to be teamed up with are White Tigress (Aya Ayala), Iron Fist, Nova and... Power Man?

The other three could work, but I can't really see Luke Cage working as a teen hero. He's too... Samuel L. Jackson-y.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE(Spin Out @ Mar 7 2012, 02:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So the teen heroes Ultimate Spidey's going to be teamed up with are White Tigress (Aya Ayala), Iron Fist, Nova and... Power Man?

The other three could work, but I can't really see Luke Cage working as a teen hero. He's too... Samuel L. Jackson-y.


It's a bit odd, because there IS a new teenage Power Man character named Victor Alvarez in the comics at the minute. Popular speculation has it that the cartoon version was developed first, and the Marvel wanted to incorporate him without heavily reworking Cage, so Victor was created.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

[quote name='BB Shockwave' date='Mar 7 2012, 07:03 AM' post='2024799']
Yeah, I HATE it how all the intelligent and well-written cartoons of late have been cancelled. TFA, Spectacular Spiderman, Wolverine and the X-Men...

None of which were canceled due to the quality of the show and instead because of corporate changes.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:20 PM

I'll give it a shot. Spider-Man's voice grates on my nerves something fierce, though. Not sure why.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Mar 7 2012, 06:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wasn't there already an Ultimate Spiderman toon? Oh, wait, sorry... that was "Unlimited".

Yeah, I HATE it how all the intelligent and well-written cartoons of late have been cancelled. TFA, Spectacular Spiderman, Wolverine and the X-Men... I really, really hope Thundercats and Young Justice escapes this fate. I am sure Green Lantern will, since CGI shows tend to get more episodes by default due to production costs (hence, TF Prime's 26 episodes).

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that'll escape such a fate by virtue of A) Being the linchpin of DC Nation, and thus Cartoon Network's new baby, and B) not being well-written in regards to The Light story arc, the characterization and the subplots icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:49 AM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Mar 7 2012, 11:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Mar 7 2012, 07:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Yeah, I HATE it how all the intelligent and well-written cartoons of late have been cancelled. TFA, Spectacular Spiderman, Wolverine and the X-Men...


None of which were canceled due to the quality of the show and instead because of corporate changes.


It does make me wonder about who makes these so-called corporate changes, though.

"Boss, this show actually makes kids THINK, and explore the morality of important issues! Cancel it quick before they get to voting age!" icon-fire.gif

Well, my dad would say it's another conspiracy by the lizard-people from the dark side of the moon, but that's just silly. I know there is only a crashed Autobot ship on that side of the moon. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

Corporate changes as in:

Hasbro starting their own channel and wanting to have a Transformers show as it's flagship. T:FA was 3 seasons old, and had rights tied up with Cartoon Network. So, it was kind of disqualified from the flagship of the Hub role.

Similarly, Spectacular Spider-Man was a rights mess, having gotten caught up in the end of Kids WB/CW and eventually getting dumped onto Cartoon Network. But it was still a Marvel show made by/with Warner Bros, and with Disney now owning Marvel, in large part to put programming on Disney XD (Their "teen boys" channel), it too got the chop. (CN's long held plans to have more DC stuff likely explains their shabby treatment of SSM as well).

WatXM is a bit different. It had a long problem getting placed on American TV anyway, but it was concidered to be part of the same universe as Avengers:EMH (at least when EMH was being made early on). It, in theory could have continued (as Iron Man: Armored Adventures did) or moved to XD, but for whatever reason, they decided they finished the story.(Maybe execs at Disney didn't like it, there's some conspiracy theories that Marvel as a company works to tank the X-Men property because Fox has the movie rights). As there's now a comic with the WatXM name, they at least want the trademark kept. Maybe they want to go in another direction with the X-Men, should Avengers get third season

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:44 AM

A collection of new video clips featuring the Frightful Four

So it looks like Ultimate Spider-Man is gonna be channeling Teen Titans with the little super deformed anime sequences punctuating for "comedy".

Keep the originality coming, House of Ideas.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:59 AM

Hm, not bad. Seems like they're more "imagine spots" rather than actual "The characters just went into SD for the hell of it" spots.

I mean, I love Teen Titans, but that was silly even then. This makes a liiiiittle bit more sense. If this show is what it seems - namely, Young Justice with Marvel characters - and it doesn't suck like Young Justice does, I'll be happy.

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