I cannot remember which ones I used, but the fit is tight enough that having slightly thicker paint, or being a fraction of a millimetre wider, is probably all it takes. I must have heard reports of other people getting them stuck, though. I remember kicking myself when it happened because I knew it might and I tried anyway.
I've seen these as well. They look awful! I'd totally buy a cute little plush Soundwave or whoever if it was a normal likeness, but I'm not sure who the circuit pattern stuff is going to appeal to. I don't think Hasbro makes stuff like this themselves, though. Usually it's licensed out to a third party, which would explain why the stock actually exists and appears on store shelves.Tantrum wrote: ↑Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:07 amThey also got in dozens of derpy plush figures of TFs for $10 each.
We complain about distribution issues, and wonder what stops Hasbro from getting TFs into stores. But, they manage to get these things out? I'd just been there a week and a half prior and neither these nor the Earthrise stuff was there. So, Walmart just got in a bunch of new TF merch, and none of it was Legacy or SS.
I feel like the price tag is probably the biggest reason Walmart stocked it so heavily. Regular TF stuff is getting so expensive that their algorithms probably flag it as something to order in lower volumes. As in, since Deluxes now cost as much or more than Voyagers used to, their systems probably tell them to order as many cases as they used to order of Voyagers, and so on with every other price point.
I know what you mean. I can actually tell you exactly which Legacy toys I've seen at retail, where and when -- because I almost never saw any of them more than once. The local Walmart had a couple Bulkheads for a couple weeks, and a Laser Prime once. I saw Skids there twice, Drag Strip once. They had the first wave of Cores, but after a week or two it was just a couple Iguanuses for another month or two. I found a Kickback at a Gamestop, twice I think. Around Christmas, that same store had a Pointblank and...I think it was Skullgrin, as well? I want to say I also saw a Blitzwing, once...that would have been at a Walmart too. If we count exclusives, the local Walmart got a case or two of their Legacy BW repaints, almost a year after everywhere else. I think they still had one or two Buzz Saws left the last time I was there? And they had a few Velocitron Overrides and Haulers.Tantrum wrote: ↑Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:07 amI live in RI, am close to MA, and often visit my parents in NH. That's 3 states with I think 13 Walmarts and Targets that I check at least somewhat regularly, and I still have trouble finding what I want. It's gotten much worse with Legacy. I cut way back on shopping trips before I got vaccinated, and still found the figures I wanted, just not as quickly. Now, months go by and I don't see anything new.
That's it. An entire year's worth of toy sightings in one paragraph. It actually makes me nostalgic for the days of "200 cases of wave 1 that never sells". At least there was something on the shelves then, even if I already had it!
This generation's business leaders seems to have decided that burning a company down for a good quarterly report is the way to do things, yes. But I'd argue that they're actually breaching their fiduciary duties when they do it. Executives are legally required to act in the best interests of their shareholders, and destroying the long-term value of their investments for short-term gains absolutely does not do that. It's a perversion of how a healthy economy is supposed to work, but the executive class have managed to convince enough people that it's "supposed" to be like this. In a healthy system, anyone who tried to run a company like that would get slapped with billion-dollar lawsuits from the owners they were screwing over.
But I could rant about that all day, so I'll stop now.
Longer, surely? The prices in the UK seemed absurd to me 20+ years ago when I first started posting here and saw how much you folks were being charged compared to prices here.
I did consider doing that, and maybe even gluing them in. But I like the idea of them being able to turn into little robots still. I'd imagine that some of the ones I've got would fit, if I really wanted to do it. It's just a matter of finding the right ones.
[EDIT: Actually, I forgot...you can't unscrew the PMs because Hasbro switched from screws to pins between TR and POTP.]
It seems like something changed pretty drastically yesterday. Or at least that's how the reports are framing it. From what I've seen, the community seems to be treating it as an unqualified win.
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2023/01/ ... n-license/
I'm still fully convinced that Hasbro will put a new coat of paint on the idea and try to slip it through again in a year or two once the furor has calmed down, though.