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@  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

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.


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#181 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:24 AM


Colson has been on the Spider-Man toon from the start. It doesn't mean it's in continuity with anything it just means they've become recognizable enough Marvel characters to show up in different continuities. They exist in the regular Marvel comic books now too.

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 07:55 AM

Talk about "did Marvel make something stupid today?" here...

 

-Even though the original cast had barely any character development, they dropped them to the sidelines to include a random assortment of Spiderman-lookalikes from all sorts of continuities. Like the already established Iron Spider (who remains a one-note nobody, don't even know what his name is he was so forgettable), the now Agent Venom-playing (but symbiote-less) Flash Thompson, that Ultimate Marvel Spiderman kid Miguel who I still don't get is not in his own reality, and now the latest idiocy... Ben Reilly. Yes, they went there and threw him in, WITHOUT any Clone Saga or explanation, he is simply said to be one of Doc Ock's experiments. He is gruff and  constantly angry and a loner who wants REVENGE and I don't think we even saw him out of uniform. Oh and he has stingers on his hands, like a poor man's Wolverine.

Speaking of Ock, he now works for Hydra and if possible, became even uglier. And has a more silly outfit from his "unwashed homeless man" look, as in a bald weird guy encased in a metal sarcophagus with only his head sticking out. Yeah, sure, because 4 tentacles means you don't need arms and legs... oh wait, now you have the exact same number of limbs as a human, congrats doc!

They are also randomly recruiting more (in)famous characters like Cloak and Dagger or Squirrel Girl only to have them basically be around and never get any character development.

 

Oh and their latest effort to boost viewership? They added Fitz and Simmons from Agents of Shield. Meaning this is in contuinity with that show? But... ugh that just makes my head hurts.

 

This is more BB Shockwave thought something stupid than Marvel did something stupid.

 

1.  Flash DOES have the Venom symbiote.

2.  They dedicated an entire episode to bringing Miles into the main tv series reality and explaining why he couldn't go home.

3.  We don't know who Scarlet Spider is yet, but his costume and personality are clearly Kaine's, not Ben Reilly's.  And he has stingers.

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4.  Hydra logo aside, that's what Doctor Octopus looks like in the comics.  They're not just making shit up.

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 09:02 AM

"Kid Arachnid"(not a great super hero name) is Miles Morales. Miguel O'hara is Spider-man 2099.

Changing Doc Ock's look to that makes me wonder if they're setting up a Superior Spider-man plot. SInce that's what he looked like when that all went down in the comics.

 

As much as I love having a Spider Sentai I do wish it wasn't at the expense of the other heroes basically becoming screen filler.

Also wish that Amadeus and Flash had more personality than "Super Nerd" and "Super Jock" respectively.


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 01:17 PM

As much as I like the idea of a Spider Sentai it needs a Leopardon.

-ZacWilliam, although I think everything Spidey needs Leopardon.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 02:57 AM

Despite BB-S's meltdown I'm actually enjoying the show as it brings in the new concept from the more recent era of Spidey comics. I'll admit I'm not thrilled how it comes to be a lot of the time but to see some of the concepts leap from page to screen is cool. But that's not exactly how Ock is currently looking like in the comics. But it was the last one he had before mindjacking Pete for a year.But I feel Vulture and Scarlet are leading up to Otto's own clone saga. Because it's pretty obvious by now Otto made Vulture from himself.


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 11:59 PM

So the initial Sinister 6 arc has concluded and I gotta admit they have really turned the show around. Sure it's still kind of a modern Spidey and his Amazing Friends but they comedy has taken a turnaround and lost some of the sillier elements while turning up the action and drama.  And while it's sure become a Spider Sentai team and the other SHIELD academy recruits have taken a back seat (Save for Squirrel Girl as a constant background member, go figure) the focus on Scarlet has been great... until this episode.

 

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Still I hope we aren't done with his storyline as it's got more to be done.


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#187 Tyranno

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 01:32 PM

I thought it was absolutely dire. Did the show need ANOTHER bloody story about what a great thing teamwork is?

 

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Posted 24 June 2016 - 04:09 PM

Teamwork is generally overused comic book trope to begin with so I'm not going to fault it there since it's just the nature of the genre.


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Posted 24 June 2016 - 04:15 PM

It's just the way they seem to be hammering the same themes over and over without much to differentiate them. The events may be different but the execution is overly simplistic and repetitive falling back on "Peter, you're such a good leader" and "we're stronger cuz we have friends!"

 

I dunno. It just didn't work for me.


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Posted 09 October 2016 - 01:55 AM

Well despite my opinion of the show doing a 180 recently, this is the last season of Ultimate Spider-Man with it slated to end in January. It was a rough start to the series but I think it turned around. But despite Ultimate Spidey going away, later next year they plan on restarting with a new "Spider-Man" series with a back to basics approach. I'm not sure I like this as they have a decently cohesive animated universe currently and rebooting Spidey from square one again disrupts that. But obviously they plan on making a take more related to the MCU Spider-man with S-M:Homecoming coming out next year so it was bound to happen. On the other hand maybe we'll get something like Spectacular again.... 


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#191 Tyranno

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 12:54 PM

"Decently cohesive"

 

There's more continuity errors than I can NAME. It's the exact opposite of cohesive.


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Posted 09 October 2016 - 02:55 PM

Ok whatever. I really don't pay much mind to the other shows much. I just know they do "Try" to overlap at times.

 

On a positive spin the current Amazing Spider-Man writer and the Superior Spider-man story-line Dan Slott has been brought onto the new show as a Consulting Producer.


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Posted 09 October 2016 - 03:32 PM


For a series of 4 or five seperate cartoon shows over an equal number or more of years they are DEFINITELY "Decently Cohesive."

The fact that they've made an effort to seem like a cohesive universe at all over that many shows and years gets them that.


-ZacWilliam, it's not like you couldn't point out a million continuity errors in Marvel Comics in general, and this sort of thing is a lot rarer among toons.
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Posted 09 October 2016 - 03:59 PM

Compared to numerous shows that have done better with it over varying periods of time, the Disney XD Marvel shows are embarrassing continuity wise.

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 05:04 PM

Really?  Name 'em.


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