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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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#1721 Superomegaprime

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 07:57 PM

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Would it have been so hard?

 

One of those pics just makes it seem like he a kid dressed up in his PJs and wearing his trainers!

 

Having thought about it, I think it will end up being a one off film that doesn't do well but in due course becomes a cult classic for its cringe worthly side!


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 08:11 PM

I really hope it's just kind of entertainingly terrible, so that it can be considered the equal of the Bob Hoskins Mario movie.

Edited by Locoman, 30 April 2019 - 08:11 PM.


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 08:18 PM

I was hoping for that from the initial announcement, but the trailer has put me in serious doubt.

 

Like, the Mario movie was frantic and just balls-out insane... but this... this just looks boring. The action on display is tepid, the design for Sonic is yawn worthy and the dialog just lands with a sad, wet thud.

 

And they've used hugging Gangster's Paradise despite there being, like, nothing on screen that fits with the tone of the music.

 

Put simply, unless there's something insane they're not showing us... this is going to be a slog of a movie to sit through.  The kind of thing that makes you fall asleep ten minutes in and only wakes you up with the occasional loud noise.


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 08:25 PM

At least it might be good rifftrax fodder.



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Posted 30 April 2019 - 08:30 PM

I know it's heresy...

 

But I HATE the blue spheres bonus game. Hate it hate it hate it!



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Posted 30 April 2019 - 08:59 PM

Hello friends, I started watching the trailer and just dropped in to say how much I hate Sonic's creepy hands.

 

But then the trailer proceeded and now I must add the addendum that I also hate Sonic's creepy face, legs, and body.


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 09:32 PM

Heard Gangsta's Paradise on the radio this evening for the first time in forever. It was an odd coincidence and the song made laugh (and not at how funny the trailer was.)



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Posted 30 April 2019 - 10:01 PM

Also I'm in a Discord with a British chap who is some sort of Social Media pivot for both Sega and Nintendo.

He's about two bottles of gin in and his typing is rapidly hitting sub-tec levels

But Sega is livid and throwing up firewalls, because it turns out Sega actually has very little control over this train wreck

Because SoA did about as good a job with negotiating rights and control as they did with Ken Penders

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 10:15 PM

The right thing to do would be to pull the trailer and drastically retool the character design before releasing this abomination in theaters.

 

They will not do the right thing.



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 02:32 AM

Okay, let's just remember... this is one trailer. It doesn't necessarily indicate how good the... final film will...

Sigh. I can't be bothered. Y'all have my permission to hate as hard as you can.

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 04:15 AM


And they've used hugging Gangster's Paradise despite there being, like, nothing on screen that fits with the tone of the music.

 

"Hey guys - remember the 90s? Yeah you remember the 90s. Remember Sonic? He was from the 90s. Remember Jim Carrey? He was from the 90s. Remember Coolio? HE WAS FROM THE 90S!

 

THIS MOVIE IS ALL ABOUT THE 90S! IS YOUR NOSTALGIA TRIGGERED YET? TAKE YOUR KIDS! TAKE YOUR WIFE! TAKE YOUR HUSBAND! NIIIIIIIIIIINTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!"

 

And I thought Ready Player One's banking on nostalgia was bad.



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 05:14 AM

Shouldn't it be more...extreme?



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 02:46 PM

 


And they've used hugging Gangster's Paradise despite there being, like, nothing on screen that fits with the tone of the music.

 

"Hey guys - remember the 90s? Yeah you remember the 90s. Remember Sonic? He was from the 90s. Remember Jim Carrey? He was from the 90s. Remember Coolio? HE WAS FROM THE 90S!

 

THIS MOVIE IS ALL ABOUT THE 90S! IS YOUR NOSTALGIA TRIGGERED YET? TAKE YOUR KIDS! TAKE YOUR WIFE! TAKE YOUR HUSBAND! NIIIIIIIIIIINTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!"

 

And I thought Ready Player One's banking on nostalgia was bad.

I really don't know if this is banking on nostalgia... like, there's not nearly enough 90's in this, if that's the case.

 

No, I feel like the reason they used it is equal parts less cynical and more stupid.  Like, they're trying for a specific tone that the movie itself doesn't even begin to touch. Like, the director is sitting there going "this is going to be the gritty realistic reboot of Sonic where he's an outlaw" and like, they used the song because it has that gritty feeling... except nothing in the footage says grim and gritty, but they're using it anyway.


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 03:42 PM

I made a Christmas wish in 1994 that there would be a Sonic movie and that maybe Jim Carrey would be Dr. Robotnik.  Now we are all suffering the consequences of that monkey paw.

 

I was hoping for that from the initial announcement, but the trailer has put me in serious doubt.

 

Like, the Mario movie was frantic and just balls-out insane... but this... this just looks boring. The action on display is tepid, the design for Sonic is yawn worthy and the dialog just lands with a sad, wet thud.

 

And they've used hugging Gangster's Paradise despite there being, like, nothing on screen that fits with the tone of the music.

 

Put simply, unless there's something insane they're not showing us... this is going to be a slog of a movie to sit through.  The kind of thing that makes you fall asleep ten minutes in and only wakes you up with the occasional loud noise.

I also have a pretty bad feeling that we've already seen most of the best parts in the trailer and that the bulk of the movie will be "James Marsden meets furry thing -> befriends furry thing -> awkwardly travels with furry thing."  In other words, mostly Hop.


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 04:56 PM

I made a Christmas wish in 1994 that there would be a Sonic movie and that maybe Jim Carrey would be Dr. Robotnik.  Now we are all suffering the consequences of that monkey paw.


In other words, be careful what you wish for, it just might come true!
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Posted 01 May 2019 - 08:21 PM

Saw this reaction to the trailer and honestly, is probably the quintessential reaction that sums up the Internet's response to the trailer perfectly:

 



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 09:01 PM

Isn't that the internet's reaction to EVERY kids franchise that gets turned into a live action film?



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 09:21 PM

How often has it been wrong?


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:32 AM

Holy shit that looks like ass that movie!

 

and if they made a movie in 1994 i think Jeffery Jones would play Robotnik and have characters done by Jim Henson company with Jim Henson studios/Sega/Columbia doing the film,



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 04:29 AM

How often has it been wrong?

No see, radically changing everything is the ONLY way it can work in live action!  He's supposed to be ugly, it's aliens from another planet!  You don't want Sonic to look like a bunch of guys in cardboard boxes, do you?





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