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@  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.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.


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#61 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:15 PM

SURPRISE! Fox is making a quick and dirty Super hero movie, releasing it two weeks before Avengers 2 to ride the wave of enthusiasm and probably selling it back to Marvel after that since they have NO IDEA what to do with this thing.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:18 PM

Getting The Fantastic Four (and more importantly Doom and Galactus) back to Marvel would be about the only thing that would make that wretched synopsis palatable.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:38 PM

I don't know why they wanted to keep the license. Neither of their Previous FF movies did really well. Fantastic Four is really one of the worst properties to try and adapt, because they're not like the X-Men or Avengers, they tend to be less super-heroes and more 'explorers of the fantastic' that sometimes get side tracked by super-villains. FF tends to have a lot more "down time" due to that and being a family of heroes, then other properties and that's not easy to get across in a movie. Yes, 'The Incredibles' did it and they really are just a re-imagined fantastic four, but I don't think the same could fly for a live action movie just because people seem to have different expectations with them. I'm sure Marvel Studios could make them work, because they've yet to really fail at it. It'd work better as a TV series really, where you have much more time and room to really explore their dynamics and build up to their more epic moments, spacing things out with Reed's explorations and such.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:21 AM



I don't know why they wanted to keep the license. Neither of their Previous FF movies did really well. Fantastic Four is really one of the worst properties to try and adapt, because they're not like the X-Men or Avengers, they tend to be less super-heroes and more 'explorers of the fantastic' that sometimes get side tracked by super-villains. FF tends to have a lot more "down time" due to that and being a family of heroes, then other properties and that's not easy to get across in a movie. Yes, 'The Incredibles' did it and they really are just a re-imagined fantastic four, but I don't think the same could fly for a live action movie just because people seem to have different expectations with them. I'm sure Marvel Studios could make them work, because they've yet to really fail at it. It'd work better as a TV series really, where you have much more time and room to really explore their dynamics and build up to their more epic moments, spacing things out with Reed's explorations and such.

 

Three reasons, really.

 

1. The original FF movies didn't actually do that bad.

 

Fantastic Four

Budget: $100 million

Domestic: $154.7 million

Foreign: $175.9 million

 

Fantastic Four: Rise of the SIlver Surfer

Budget: $130 million

Domestic: $131.9 million

Foreign: $157.1 million

 

This was in a pre-Dark Knight, pre-Iron Man era too.  They weren't runaway successes, but they weren't amazing flops either.  They're sitting happily at mediocre.

 

2. Times have changed.  This is a post-Avengers world. 

-Super-hero movies are more popular than ever. (Even a divisive movie like Man of Steel made out pretty well for itself.)

-Team movies are potential money

-Shared Universes are potential money (FF + X-men)

 

3. Fantastic Four is worth more to Marvel (due to potential enrichment of the MCU) than it is to Fox, so letting the rights just expire and go back to Marvel for free is leaving money on the table.  More profitable to crap out an average movie every 7 years and rake in the mediocre profit on that while waiting for Marvel (or rather, Disney) to finally fork over the ridiculous amount of money Fox would sell it back to them for.  Disney, being a very "frugal" company, to put it politely, probably isn't going to pay anytime soon because even with just their Marvel Studio, they have a super full plate. (I think Kevin Fiege said they have 6-7 movies they want to do in Phase 3, and only room for 4-5.)


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:08 AM

While Reed "becoming" a scientific genius may be stretching things a bit (no pun intended), it's not without precedent in the comics. It's been stated several times that Reed's super-intelligence is, in part, an effect of his stretching powers in that he can "stretch" his brain.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:10 AM

would FOX really let Fantastic Four go? All they've got left aside from that is X-Men (i think) and that's not holding up too well either...


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:37 AM

Why are they so intent on taking Roger Corman's title of 'Worst Fantastic Four Movie Ever'?

 



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:58 AM

I really hope Marvel gets the rights back at some point.

A shared Marvel Universe where the FF and X-men, and their supporting casts, don't exist seems weird to me.

 

And I think I'm fine with race swaps in most cases(Thor would be odd) as long as they're not just made to fit Hollywood stereotypes.




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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:03 AM

 

 Times have changed.  This is a post-Avengers world. 
 

 

I love how you can just read this bit on its own, and it sounds like the Avengers really exist.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:15 AM

I honestly just want them to translate the first two arcs of Ultimate Fantastic Four.


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#71 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:38 PM

I'd be more than ok with not having an origin story.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:43 PM

They should do the origin story in "news bytes" format and just kick off the story after that.


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I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#73 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:49 PM

No, that's half assed story telling.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:58 PM

Everything about that synopsis makes me want to cry. It sounds like the most outright unfaithful, unrelated, ground-up-rebuild, complete-discarding-of-everything-that-works take on ANY superhero movie in the last decade and a half. I am filled with genuine dread.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:34 PM

No, that's half assed story telling.



Really? I thought it was done exceptionally well in The Incredible Hulk. I'd honestly want to see that a lot more than "retold origin story #77."

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#76 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:51 PM

We see it all the time. It's a hack move. Use clever dialogue and nifty flashbacks. News bytes are no better than an opening scroll in the beginning. No, Star Wars isn't sacrosanct :p


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:07 PM

I thought the least faithful Fantastic Four media project would always be 'The Thing' cartoon from the 70's, the one where the kid has a magic ring that turns him into the Thing when he says 'Thing ring, do your thing'.

Kudos to Fox for taking over that top spot.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:28 PM

No, that's half assed story telling.

Not if you use it to the film's advantage.

 

 

One of the things that set the Fantastic Four apart back in the day was that they didn't have secret identities. They were very public figures. Celebrities, even.

Using a "news bytes recap" format not only helps you catch up with the story, it also helps establish their media presence.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:29 PM

that synopsis is definitely not the synopsis or anything close to the synopsis. i don't know who put that out. byyee.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:41 PM

I thought the least faithful Fantastic Four media project would always be 'The Thing' cartoon from the 70's, the one where the kid has a magic ring that turns him into the Thing when he says 'Thing ring, do your thing'.

Kudos to Fox for taking over that top spot.

Oh wow, I almost forgot about that.

That actually was the definitive version of The Thing for me for a number of years.

Don't even really remember watching that show, but I must have seen re-runs of it on Cartoon Network or something.


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