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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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#54561 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 01:35 PM

I just call it Vehicle Voltron.
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Posted 16 November 2019 - 01:43 PM

 

Better than calling it Voltron 1.

But Voltron I is literally the official name

No I don't get why they called the Voltron from the second season Voltron I and Lion Voltron Voltron III.

 

Well whoever made that decision is dumb and bad and now we're stuck calling it vehicle Voltron because the official name sucks.


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Posted 16 November 2019 - 02:01 PM

 

 

Better than calling it Voltron 1.

But Voltron I is literally the official name

No I don't get why they called the Voltron from the second season Voltron I and Lion Voltron Voltron III.

 

Well whoever made that decision is dumb and bad and now we're stuck calling it vehicle Voltron because the official name sucks.

 

I actually did a five minute google search and apparently Vehicle Voltron was 'the Voltron of the Near Universe' hence why the toys were marketed as 'Voltron I' and the Lion Voltron was 'the Voltron of the Far Universe' so it was Voltron III.

 

And then Voltron II was Albegas, which they never actually adapted since the lion one was so popular, but the toys were still released, so that probably would've been from the Middle Universe.


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Posted 16 November 2019 - 03:30 PM

I just call it Vehicle Voltron.

Same. It's the forgotten child. I tried watching a bit of it once, but barely got past giggling at all the forced references to the "robot" troops being killed and acknowledge that, oh, that's why Galaxy Garrison is a thing.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 16 November 2019 - 03:54 PM

I kind of love the fact that to promote the SOC Dairugger XV, the entire anime is being uploaded to the Bandai Spirits YouTube channel.

 

With English subtitles


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Posted 16 November 2019 - 06:50 PM

So glad I got my pristine Vehicle Voltron complete its epic


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Posted 16 November 2019 - 06:59 PM

I just call it Vehicle Voltron.

Same. It's the forgotten child. I tried watching a bit of it once, but barely got past giggling at all the forced references to the "robot" troops being killed and acknowledge that, oh, that's why Galaxy Garrison is a thing.

I dunno, I feel like Albegas is the real forgotten one of the three. At least some people remember that Vehicle Voltron existed.

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 07:15 PM

The thing that always amused me about Dairugger is how it's pretty much just a robot that splits into 15 parts but for some reason, it has a pair of giant SUVs for feet and one of them almost looks like a real vehicle. It's like the designer was running out of time and had to rush the yellow one and then just used a photo of a real vehicle for the black one.


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Posted 16 November 2019 - 07:37 PM

the fact that there was an unlicensed voltron toy that later was OFFICIALLY licensed still weirds me out

 

like imagine if hasbro did that or something with transformers


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Posted 16 November 2019 - 07:46 PM

like imagine if hasbro did that or something with transformers

"On second thought, this 3rd party Unicron is much better than the one we made"


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Posted 16 November 2019 - 09:16 PM

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Looks like this thing's almost out. Not biting until I see the torso but it looks neat.

 

Lol at the mouth-foaming rage this pic has started with the geewunners though. The booklet states that there's only leg mode. This means that Blot might not be an arm and that's not kosher or something because geewun blahblah TFWiki image sucks blah blah. Like, just look at the thing. being slavish is clearly not part of the program. Not to mention that Sinnertwin's supposed to be a leg anyway. It doesn't say anything about what the other members form so they're mad at the mere possibility of something not being slavish.


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Posted 16 November 2019 - 10:15 PM

Meh Power of the Primes did it better


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Posted 16 November 2019 - 11:15 PM

How the beast mode has practically zero expressive articulation was an inspired design choice.

Like, why would people want the beast mode with two heads and necks as a defining feature to be able to move them? Also not being a backwards stegosaurus lol

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 03:10 AM

Hasbro did it on a budget. 3Ps make you budget around them.

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:37 AM

I can respect that mindset. Its perfectly logical and true. Thats not what tec said though

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:45 AM

As nice as this is, I wanna see Sinnertwin take from the Beast Hunters transformation.
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Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:05 AM

I'll always miss the disproportionate stubby g1 arms ... but I don't want them on a new toy so I'm fine with either modern take 



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Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:29 AM

As nice as this is, I wanna see Sinnertwin take from the Beast Hunters transformation.

I'm not expecting any big changes aside from surface detailing on the robot modes, but the twin tails transforming into the knee spikes is a nice touch, as is how neither pair of robot limbs are beast limbs.

 

And even if the robot modes themselves hew closer to g1, the beast modes look to be reimagined enough to be cool in and of themselves. Demonic goblin shark Rippersnapper looked great in that early render


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:38 AM

I can respect that mindset. Its perfectly logical and true. Thats not what tec said though

It's probably not what Tec meant but to me, 3P five man combiners don't feel like proper updates unless the limbs can become both arms and legs. Otherwise it's just a big expensive display piece.


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 09:54 AM

Is it POTP Rippersnapper or Sinnertwin who has the really thin, potentially breakable combiner peghole. Because thats whats held me back from getting POTP Abominus.

 

This 3p looks good amd, honestly, the abilty, or lack of, scramble city arms/leg mode options doesn't bother me. If they can, cool. If not, they're five good figures (sometimes) that form one bigger dude.


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