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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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#41 Shadewing

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:37 PM

I mostly feel the same, didn't love them but it did give some luaghs, but not going to quit just yet. I'm gonna give it a few more episodes before I decide if I'm fully on board with it. It took me awhile to like Avengers as well, but that was because they started about a 8th through the first season.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

Too bad. Maybe someday well have an awesome Marvel Animated Universe.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

When's a rerun? I missed it.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:10 PM

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I don't think it is. Which makes it kind of surprising that they're dealing with some of the same characters in both shows.
Don't companies normally worry about confusing kids?


Given the voice over on the Avengers' theme, I think they don't think kids are smart enough to get confused.


The show actually seems to fall into semi-continuity with the movies, from what's seen so far.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

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Man of "forget we were Vertigo writers..we like goofy crap" Action.

Hey, I happen to LIKE their "goofy crap" icon-fire.gif They're fun, and intentionally so. I mean, I've come around to like YJ, and it is fun, but Generator Rex is funner, and the original Ben 10 was, while not as great as Teen Titans, a hell of a fun ride due to how creative the alien designs were and the general awesomeness of Grandpa Max and Vilgax.

Plus, Joe Kelly's been making goofy yet awesome stuff ever since he made Deadpool's regular series icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:39 PM

I don't mind the goofy. Of the 4 Super-Hero shows we've got, 3 of them are very serious and Adult and jive. I like a show that seeks to recapture what made Teen Titans great. Is Drake Bell Peter Parker? No. Is it still entertaining? Yeah.

Ironbite-I'll give it a whirl.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:06 AM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Apr 1 2012, 05:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Silent_Magnus @ Apr 1 2012, 02:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think it is. Which makes it kind of surprising that they're dealing with some of the same characters in both shows.
Don't companies normally worry about confusing kids?


Given the voice over on the Avengers' theme, I think they don't think kids are smart enough to get confused.


The show actually seems to fall into semi-continuity with the movies, from what's seen so far.

I believe it's been blatantly stated that it's not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I'll see if I can dig up a link. Coulson is just becoming a Harley Quinn or J.A.R.V.I.S. character that originates in one continuity and then starts popping up in others.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:41 AM

I enjoyed it for the most part. Spidey is a jokester, which I appreciate. There's a lot of 'this is a cartoon' gags that make me laugh.

Yeah, the voice isn't the best, but he just might grow into it, who knows.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:55 AM

I basically dug it. The cut-aways worked for the most part, being largely genuinely amusing while keeping themselves brief and unintrusive - something I thought Teen Titans had a really bad handle on at the start, as it would have the characters turning chibi while in the middle of serious arguments and suchlike. It's definitely skewing younger than a lot of recent Marvel 'toons with toys clearly in mind - no amount of justification will ever make Spidey having a motorcycle be a good idea - a few of Spidey's quips were cringe-inducing, and Tara Strong and Tom Kenny kinda stick out amid a cast of lesser-heards, but I got legitimate laughs out of it, and it's got the much-needed balance between Spidey doing good in his super-heroing and it messing with his home-life, so I'll keep watching.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

I don't see how web slinging can be too expensive if Spidey, a high school student, has already been doing this for a year.



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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

GOD THAT WAS SO hugging FUNNNY!!!!
I WAS LAUGHING ALL THE TIM AND FOUND IT A GAMIBBION TIMES BETTER THEN SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN!!!!!
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:04 AM

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The show actually seems to fall into semi-continuity with the movies, from what's seen so far.

I believe it's been blatantly stated that it's not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I'll see if I can dig up a link. Coulson is just becoming a Harley Quinn or J.A.R.V.I.S. character that originates in one continuity and then starts popping up in others.



Thus I said "semi". Coulson, Fury's appearance. JK Simmons as JJJ, and the Iron Man scene which (with cat added) was right out of the first movie..make it clear a movie world vibe is what they're aiming at.


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My problem with the "goofy" is that frankly, it didn't commit. Batman B&TB committed. This was "Here's our wacky fun time...and here's the character angsting about no parents and his uncle's death, but wait, here's more wacky!!!"

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

The sudden changes into chibis are just... weird. I accepted them in TT because the art style was kiddie most of the time, too... but here, they look just weird. Still, I will give this a shot.

Some people say this is in continuity with Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, any comments on that?

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Apr 2 2012, 03:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My problem with the "goofy" is that frankly, it didn't commit. Batman B&TB committed. This was "Here's our wacky fun time...and here's the character angsting about no parents and his uncle's death, but wait, here's more wacky!!!"


Credit where credit's due... I don't think Brave and the Bold committed at first. Sure, there were episodes that did, and in others, Bwana Beast died... Or Joe Chill got carmic justice. Only in Season 3 did the show decide to fully become silly, and I loved every minute of it, but before... It was more 60-ies comic wackiness that tried to take itself seriously at times.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:57 AM

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Credit where credit's due... I don't think Brave and the Bold committed at first. Sure, there were episodes that did, and in others, Bwana Beast died... Or Joe Chill got carmic justice. Only in Season 3 did the show decide to fully become silly, and I loved every minute of it, but before... It was more 60-ies comic wackiness that tried to take itself seriously at times.


IIRC, the Joe Chill episode was in late season 2 or 3, and by then, the show had earned the wacky, so when they pulled out the serious, it was something. And they didn't have Joe Chill get wacked by the other criminals, and then Aquaman pull the screen down and shout "OUTRAGEOUS!"

Season 1 with Funhaus at Christmas, where they make Bruce's origin even more emo, they didn't have Plastic Man there..they had Red Tornado on a quest for humanity.

It's a mood whiplash, which might mellow in time, but given Bendis is creativly bankrupt, and MoA is the unit who thought the best follow-up to a dark turn in the status quo on Generator Rex was wacky hijinks on the set of a soap opera...I have little faith.

(I've read on other forums, that younger children really loved the show, so good there..but XD and the Marvel purchase was supposed to be about the male teen market that they keep missing)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

I'm mostly okay with the exposition heavy cutaways, but the ones that happen mid-battle are a bit distracting.
It sort of feels like they're trying to do my imagination's work for me. I don't need quips and jokes to be so literally represented.

It feels weird to have this position when I normally prefer the funny stuff.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:00 PM

Funny stuff in Spider-man should be confined to him being a wise guy and sods law NOT cutaways. They are just bringing this show down.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

Just watched the first episode today, and man... feels like this show is on Speed or some other party drug! Really, it is just... too fast and wants to do too many things at the same time. It never really slows down. Heck, they even sexed up aunt May and made her into some super-auntie who does yoga and hangs on the web! (The world-wide kind, that is) icon-fire.gif

It's not a bad show, by any margin... it is just really not for me. It's for today's kids, I guess, who like information and cartoon given to them at this pace.

But as others said, the cuts between funny and serious are sometimes too jarring. For example, the 3 villains walk into the school (this sounds like the beginning of a joke...) and seriously threaten the kids and are about to kill Peter and others... and what happens next? FOOD FIGHT!

And if you felt Jameson was over the top in other Spiderman toons, look at him here! On the contrary though, Nick Fury is all nice and friendly WHILE being a badass.

And heh, even if it is a cartoon Stan Lee manages to get a cameo. icon-fire.gif

I will watch it probably, as it is entertaining, but I hope they slow down the pace after they have gotten the introductions and explanations out of the way. I mean, imagine if Transformers Animated started this way, explaining every character's backstory right there and then in 5-second flashbacks instead of waiting for future (full) episodes...

Btw, is Tornadron being sarcastic and then turning serious then back again?

Scavgraphics - Chill of the Night was Season 2, and then there were episodes like Last patrol (where the whole Doom Patrol gets killed off!) or the whole Darkseid invasion. Sure, we had extremely funny stuff like Music Meister (I love that episode) or the Matches Malone story (well, the story wasn't funny, but the musical number sure was)... Or Alfred's future Batman fanfic. icon-fire.gif But my point stands, it was Season 3 where they gave up on trying to do serious stories. And frankly, that worked all the better for the show. I only kept a few favourite episodes from previous seasons, but I have all of Season 3. The "reverse" episode with Joker and Weeper, Night of the Batmen, 'Superdickery' episode, the Legion of Doom parody, pricky Captain Atom... and especially Mitefall, were all comedy gold.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

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Btw, is Tornadron being sarcastic and then turning serious then back again?

Yes.
I saw both episodes and feel it sucks because they got the humour all wrong for the character. If this show was called Teen Ultimates it wouldn't be so bad but Spider-Mans humour doesn't come from cutaways it comes from him making smart alec remarks and silly stuff like going to the laundromat to clean his costume with a bag over his head.

This show deserves to bomb, Odin help us it take off and contaminate the next X-Men or Transformers series.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Apr 2 2012, 09:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Some people say this is in continuity with Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, any comments on that?


It's not. Luke Cage and Iron Fist are adults in EMH, and USM can't be a prequel as Cap's already been unfrozen and the Avengers are around.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:26 PM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Apr 2 2012, 01:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But as others said, the cuts between funny and serious are sometimes too jarring. For example, the 3 villains walk into the school (this sounds like the beginning of a joke...) and seriously threaten the kids and are about to kill Peter and others... and what happens next? FOOD FIGHT!


No that wasn't for the funny, that was what most call a "diversion" You're in school cafeteria need a way to distract the villains while you change, quickest way? Food Fight, there might be some humor in the idea of pelting villains with food; but to me it primarily came off as Pete needing cover.

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