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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 San of the Dead

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:41 AM

This thread is for those of us who want to talk about Transformers without having to deal with the turbonerds in the real TFD.

Some basic topics to help us get started:

What have you bought recently? What are you looking for?
Who is you favorite Transformer?
How awesome are Kreons? (Hint: VERY)
Insecticon infestations and how to handle them.

Third party TFs welcome too! Unlike those bigots in TFD we do not segregate our machine changematrons.

Furmanism users will be shot on sight.

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#2 unluckiness

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:45 AM

Last one I bought was the Legends Optimus with Roller. Neat little toy, but for the prices they go for here, I feel a bit shortchanged. The funny thing is, now I need all of them.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:52 AM

I have Starscream. He's okay, the lil Waspy gun sucks. I gave his null rays to FOC Starscream.
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:20 AM

waiting for friday so I can pay bbts for diesel and get him shipped to me... currently painting BH arcee in vehicon colors, last tf I got was Blitzwing



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:50 AM

Jesus man I got Blitzwing like six months ago
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:16 PM

I got WFC Soundwave. works like a dream, and it's a big voyager to boot. Cool thing is, my borther bought the game recently, so I got something of a collector bundle ,having both a figure and the game.

 

 

I can't stop with the disc popping gimmick.

 

 

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:19 PM

Just got Rhinox and the upsized legends Predaking in from HTS. Haven't opened Predaking yet, but he certainly fills the box better than a lot of recent Voyagers.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:21 PM

Newest figures to bless my collection are Rhinox and Waspinator. I'm still trying to figure out how to have sex with them.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:55 PM

Last TFs I got where at Xmas I got some G1s from Trixter and Pax there has been nothing new here for awhile


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:27 PM

I finally got a Motorcycle Drone for a good price. My Vehicon collection is nearing completion.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:48 PM

Finally got Diesel and my Menasor is complete BWAHAHAHAHAH

 

I really want a Plush Bob as I think he is the cutest Insecticon the horde had to offer.

 

I may just make one out of parts of a few Hunt for the Dec Insecticons

 

I finally found cube cups (FINALLY) so that I can fill them with Pink Kool-Aid  *Big Grin*


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:49 PM

waiting for friday so I can pay bbts for diesel and get him shipped to me... currently painting BH arcee in vehicon colors, last tf I got was Blitzwing

 

 

Bout time bro glad he finally showed up


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:58 PM

I got Rhinox a couple weeks back. That's a nice mofo. Last time I went to Target there were zero generations deluxes, that was a bad mofo.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:26 PM

legends sinnertwin*thats his name hug the censors* now to find another leg and cuthroat and abominus will rise

*THREE MONTHES LATER*

WHERE ARE ALL THE HUGGING TERRORCONS?!



#15 San of the Dead

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:39 PM

Abominus will never rise in our lifetime :<
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:16 AM

You could always get the Target recolor. I only saw Rippersnapper once (so, yeah, I have completed Abominus).

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:32 AM

Is it just me or Stepper and Artfires names reversed?

 

Stepper should be the fire truck due to the ladder and Artfire should be the Jazz recolor due to the artistic fire painted on his hood


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:28 AM

I really don't question Japanese mecha-naming logic. As long as it sounds cool, it'll pass. No idea how that got to Rartorartorattata though.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:56 AM

I like Dinobot.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 07:03 AM

If it wasn't for the show, I sure wouldn't. His toys are all kinda meh.


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