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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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#1 Walky

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:40 PM

Machine Wars.

Set in the Wingsverse, after their G2 story.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

Wonderful! Finally the forgotten generation gets some love!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

The last part of "A Flash Forward" leads into the story tease. Here's what it shows in that final panel:

HIGHLIGHT to view:
Silhouettes of MW Soundwave, Megatron, and Starscream standing over a wrecked RTS Laser Prime and Galvatron. These "Machine Wars" are a premonition of the future as seen by Sizzle.

(I suppose it could be Megaplex, not Megatron. Might make more sense, given Galvatron's right there. Or not, who knows.)

Edited by Walky, 03 December 2012 - 01:00 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

SOLID. TEAL. MEGATRON.

Make it so, FunPub.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

I kinda hope that the mold twins (Hubcap & Hoist, Mirage & Prowl, Skywarp & Thundercracker, Megatron & Megaplex) are mold twins again. Or at least most of them. I wouldn't mind Hubcap being a yellow car again.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

Not the same Hubcap.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

If we don't get Universe Silverbolt as MW Starscream, I will be very disappointed.

Other than the potential of that figure, I can't say I'm too excited about a MW set at this point. I'd rather they do another character from the likely molds instead. (The RiD flip changers, Rotorstorm, Stalker, etc.)

I love the original MW line quite a bit, but I'm not sure there's enough to mine for a full set of convention toys, especially given the fact that each of the original toys have more interesting characters and decos to pay homage to.

Edited by Spectre, 03 December 2012 - 01:06 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE(Spectre @ Dec 3 2012, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If we don't get Universe Silverbolt as MW Starscream, I will be very disappointed.


Nope.

Prime Voyager Skyquake.

But the mold is probably too new to use...

Edited by Bass X0, 03 December 2012 - 01:03 PM.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:05 PM

A king's ransom for a new Machine Wars Skywarp! icon-hotrod.gif

This is cool news as I always loved Machine Wars (being the return of the 5 original large Decepticons). I do hope they give us updated versions of each. If they do end up doing things like Mirage & Prowl, I hope the colors are a little more elaborate than the original MW figs.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

I've gotta hand it to them, they're doing a great job of making me feel just fine that I generally can't afford Botcon figures.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:07 PM

So would new versions of MW Skywarp & Thundercracker use the Classics Seeker mold or something else like RotF Thrust, Dirge, HftD Terradive or something? I could almost see them as a redeco of Space Case.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:07 PM

SLAG YES!!!

Cannot wait to see the figures for this! icon-silverbolt.gif icon-silverbolt.gif icon-silverbolt.gif
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:08 PM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Dec 3 2012, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spectre @ Dec 3 2012, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If we don't get Universe Silverbolt as MW Starscream, I will be very disappointed.


Nope.

Prime Voyager Skyquake.

But the mold is probably too new to use...


There is zero reason why Prime Skyquake would be a better fit.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

I just hope we get Cybtron vanguard Red Alert as Soundwave. There is no toy more perfect for him.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:12 PM

QUOTE(Spectre @ Dec 3 2012, 06:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Dec 3 2012, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spectre @ Dec 3 2012, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If we don't get Universe Silverbolt as MW Starscream, I will be very disappointed.


Nope.

Prime Voyager Skyquake.

But the mold is probably too new to use...


There is zero reason why Prime Skyquake would be a better fit.


Machine Wars Starscream shares a mold with Skyquake in 1997.

So I'd like Machine Wars Starscream to once again share a mold with a Skyquake in 2013.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:12 PM

Good news to see MW finally get some love. No clue what the toys might be. Cyberverse Commander Dreadwing might make a nice MW Seeker starting point similar to the original small TC and Skywarp.

The one thing I want is for them to keep close to the little we know of MW... That Thundercracker now believes in the Con Cause but has openly rebelled against Megatrons command, that there's a different, creepy Hubcap, and that Megatron is employing Doubles in combat.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

I will reserve final judgment until I see them, but as of right now I'm happy I don't think I'm going to have to own these. Better than Shattered Glass, yet still an area of Transformers I have absolutely no interest in.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

Quick! To the wiki so I can pretend I know more about MW than I really do!
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE(M Sipher @ Dec 3 2012, 12:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not the same Hubcap.


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I never understood this every other MW dude is the G1 guy but why wasnt hubcap?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Dec 3 2012, 10:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spectre @ Dec 3 2012, 06:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Dec 3 2012, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spectre @ Dec 3 2012, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If we don't get Universe Silverbolt as MW Starscream, I will be very disappointed.


Nope.

Prime Voyager Skyquake.

But the mold is probably too new to use...


There is zero reason why Prime Skyquake would be a better fit.


Machine Wars Starscream shares a mold with Skyquake in 1997.

So I'd like Machine Wars Starscream to once again share a mold with a Skyquake in 2013.


So, like I said. Zero reason.