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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 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:32 AM

http://www.comicbook...s/news/?a=78697

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It sounds as if Josh Trank will be reuniting with Chronicle's Michael B. Jordan for The Fantastic Four as the African American actor who received acclaim for his role in that movie is said to be in talks to play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch. Read on for details!
Josh Wilding - 5/2/2013

According to The Wrap, Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle, House, Red Tails) is in talks to play the Human Torch in Josh Trank's upcoming reboot of the franchise, The Fantastic Four. While 20th Century Fox has declined to comment on this news, "numerous individuals" close to the production have reportedly told the site that the actor has had multiple meetings with the studio and has a good relationship with the director after their work together on Chronicle. His chances now depend on whether or not he has chemistry with the other young actors who are in contention for the movie. Of course, this sheds doubt on the recent reports that Alison Williams has been courted to play The Invisible Woman as it wouldn't make an awful lot of sense if she and Jordan played brother and sister! Regardless, Jordan is a fantastic actor, although it's possible that this decision may cause controversy among the small group of fans who reacted negatively to Idris Elba being cast as Heimdall in Thor or Laurence Fishburne as Perry White in Man of Steel! Interestingly, the site also adds that the film has not yet been given the green light...


So um... no. I'm against this. There are times where changing the race doesn't mean anything. And there are times where it's just effing weird. This is weird and I feel like Fox may be going in a direction that is not needed. Seriously, I expect Ben Grimm to be gay now so they can be more "diverse".
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:34 AM

And Sue gonna be white? Yeah, weird.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:35 AM

Agreed. I had no issues with Michael Clarke Duncan playing the Kingpin in Daredevil, but this? It seems like pandering.
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#4 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:36 AM

Although if Reed is a super smart Asian, Sue is a sultry Brazilian, Johnny is a smart alec black kid and Ben is the outcast that was already an outcast due to being gay it may be the greatest train wreck ever made.
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#5 CORVUS

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:43 AM

Agreed! It would make Roger Corman's unaired FF flick look viable by way of comparison

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:48 AM

QUOTE(CORVUS @ May 2 2013, 09:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agreed! It would make Roger Corman's unaired FF flick look viable by way of comparison


That movie was already leagues better than the last FF movie. CRAWLING DOOM HAND!

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:49 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ May 2 2013, 09:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Although if Reed is a super smart Asian, Sue is a sultry Brazilian, Johnny is a smart alec black kid and Ben is the outcast that was already an outcast due to being gay it may be the greatest train wreck ever made.


I would SO watch that for the sheer awfulness. Heck, maybe "Sue" will be a black man too! Then they can get their quota for race and sexual orientation all in one!

"You're such a Mary Sue!" "Just...call me Sue. And man, I feel a storm in my ass." "Then you shall be Sue Storm in the Ass!" "Just call me...Sue Storm."

Best origin ever.


Heck, maybe they'll ALL be gay and this will just be a huge gay porn with Thing not only being a double entendre of a name, but also making lots of ROCK HARD jokes the entire time.

This is getting good.

Edited by Robowang, 02 May 2013 - 08:53 AM.


#8 CORVUS

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:53 AM

Okay folks, we all want to hear your ideas for how the new FF film could be monumentally screwed up to the point of hilarity. And go! icon-fire.gif

Edited by CORVUS, 02 May 2013 - 08:53 AM.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:18 AM

QUOTE(CORVUS @ May 2 2013, 08:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agreed. I had no issues with Michael Clarke Duncan playing the Kingpin in Daredevil, but this? It seems like pandering.


Heck, even before Daredevil came out, I remember numerous lists and casting calls desiring Michael Clarke Duncan in Fisk's role because...well just look at the man!


As for Johnny being black and Sue being white...I could work. There is such a thing as adoption/half-siblings. But yeah, this smacks of change for change's sake.

QUOTE(CORVUS @ May 2 2013, 08:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay folks, we all want to hear your ideas for how the new FF film could be monumentally screwed up to the point of hilarity. And go! icon-fire.gif


Victor Von Doom harbors secret love for Reed Richards, but was poisoned because growing up, Reed got Doom interested in science, much to the dismay of Doom's mother - who was an accomplished sorceress. Unable to present her dark masters with a suitable host body (As Doom rejected all things magical), she is killed by same dark masters and Doom blames Richards for her death and vows to use "The Science Richards worships" to bring him to his knees.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:33 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ May 2 2013, 09:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And Sue gonna be white? Yeah, weird.

Yeah, my first thought, too.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ May 2 2013, 09:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And Sue gonna be white? Yeah, weird.



Why would that be weird though? Adoption. It's a thing. Step-siblings. Also a thing. Mixed couples where one child resembles the race of one parent and another child looks more like the other. Also also a thing.

Edited by Kil, 02 May 2013 - 09:39 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

He's a great actor. I'd let Michael B. Jordan play anything.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:38 AM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 2 2013, 10:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Victor Von Doom harbors secret love for Reed Richards, but was poisoned because growing up, Reed got Doom interested in science, much to the dismay of Doom's mother - who was an accomplished sorceress. Unable to present her dark masters with a suitable host body (As Doom rejected all things magical), she is killed by same dark masters and Doom blames Richards for her death and vows to use "The Science Richards worships" to bring him to his knees.

Okay, nicely train-wrecked!

Anyone else want a crack at it? icon-fire.gif
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:53 AM

If this meant they could cast Zoe Saldana as Sue...I'm game. icon-silverbolt.gif

Of course, I'd rather they just not change things like this.

Edited by Onyx Minor, 02 May 2013 - 09:53 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:26 PM

I seriously hate it when they do thing to the main characters like this. I didn't mind Kingpin because Michael Clarke Duncan just made the role like he was meant for it. Sure Cocky hotshot isn't a racial thing but when we are talking a team of characters who have been Caucasian for their 50 year history in the books gets changed due to needing diversity just hug off already. I was cool with having Alicia in the last two films being black and all and I could almost give you Ben only due to him not changing the dynamic look of the team after his transformation.

Sometimes it works. Nick Fury looks much more awesome done by Samuel Jackson and as above MCD as Kingpin just worked. But for me the Human Torch has always screamed pretty white boy hotshot. Can we kickstart a movement to pay Fox to give the rights back to Marvel and the Mouse?

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:02 PM

Totally agreed, Daith.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:26 PM

QUOTE(Daith @ May 2 2013, 02:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I seriously hate it when they do thing to the main characters like this.


How often does this happen for you to hate it? An iconic superhero character changed from being a white guy? In which movie has this previously occurred? Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne, Peter Parker, Wolverine, Cyclops, Professor X, the Punisher, they all stayed white on the big screen. The Green Lantern movie could have just as easily used John Stewart, but went with Hal Jordan. Seriously, I can't think of any example of this happening with a main character in this type of movie. Just supporting characters, which you said you were okay with.

Edit: Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Thor, Captain America... Hmmm, it's almost as if the most iconic superheroes in American comics just are white for some strange reason....

Edited by Kil, 02 May 2013 - 02:42 PM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:31 PM

It strikes me as a little weird, but I'm not invested enough in any fandom anymore to have much of an opinion on the whole thing.

I can only hope it doesn't blow up into another screaming match about race in superhero fiction. (Ha. As if it wouldn't.)
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:34 PM

There is absolutely nothing wrong with either of the previous two FF movies. I love them both. All they need to do is get Reed, Sue, and Ben to return, tweak the Thing effects to look better, and cast a new Johnny.

Seriously. We don't need a damn reboot.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:34 PM

I don't know the actor..if he fits the part, I'm good with it.