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That the body of a Finn was not created to endure the sun.

And a pregnant woman's body is not meant for 5 hours of garden work.

And that I should sleep on my stomach because of my burnt back, but I cannot sleep like that anyway, and now even less on my 7th month.

That everything aches and I have no clue how to get up from the sofa.

I'm not gonna like the night ahead...
 

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Your words cut me deep. While I can agree the acting leaves something to be desired, I will argue the suits and some of the background sets are cool. I am clearly biased but oh those words cut me deep. My inner me is fighting the urge to point out Marvel's flaws. I must. Turn. The. Other. Cheek!
 

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Your words cut me deep. While I can agree the acting leaves something to be desired, I will argue the suits and some of the background sets are cool. I am clearly biased but oh those words cut me deep. My inner me is fighting the urge to point out Marvel's flaws. I must. Turn. The. Other. Cheek!
You do you bruv.

If it helps, people like the new Power Rangers comic by Boom Studios.
 
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Yeah but like, have you actually watched Power Rangers AND paid attention to how it was developed and run AND the following it actually has? It's not niche unless you expect Power Rangers fans to be obnoxious and come up from nowhere and talk at you about it without prompting like some common vegan.

The American version is Super Sentai series footage from an actual Japanese show with some new things filmed with Western actors on sets instead of localizing the original Japanese footage, which is why everything looks so cheap but also why the show is still going. If not Power Rangers proper, Super Sentai is right there with a built-in fanbase in Japan and all its footage intact. You can absolutely find a thriving Super Sentai fandom, even on Tumblr. Have you tried Tumblr? Or YouTube? Who do you think makes videos and fanfilms about Power Rangers and Super Sentai and collects their merch? Little Timmy with no disposable income and no camera etiquette?

Anyway
As of 2021, Power Rangers consists of 28 television seasons of 21 different themed series and three theatrical films released in 1995, 1997, and 2017.
By now, the Power Rangers/Super Sentai franchise by itself has earned over 15 billion dollars in merchandise and it's on the list of highest grossing franchises, and has gotten about one video game per year (sometimes two) published since 1994 (give or take them skipping a year), with the most recent fighting game (Battle for the Grid, I think) getting a Capcom crossover with Ryu and Chun Li as guest characters.

I know we're in a DMC forum, but you know Capcom wouldn't F around and put its most iconic characters as guests in just any sh#tty video game, right? Because Power Rangers is actually good enough for them to associate with the Street Fighter brand. Meanwhile Square Enix makes a Marvel game thinking it can cash on MCU hype and instead the thing tanks them by over 60 million dollars in lost profits, and Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is the fighting game version of Game of Thrones Season 8-- no one talks about it outside of how much it sucks-- because Marvel beyond the MCU isn't actually worth the toilet paper you wipe with and even the MCU itself isn't that great: more actors are coming out taking potshots at the franchise and directors are all about how little creative freedom there is in those movies, Gwyneth Paltrow couldn't even remember she was in a Spider-Man film, RDJ unfollowed his Marvel co-stars on his Instagram and made it business-charity oriented as if his MCU days were a phase he grew out of as he gets into "more serious" endeavors, and people are cluing in now to how little the movies are holding up as movies as opposed to being advertisements for future properties or riding off the hype of "being connected"-- their latest stunt was more or less an announcement of an announcement, where they showed logos of upcoming movies to get people hyped about things that don't exist yet without any real assurance as to their quality.

The MCU exists as the Boys Entertainment arm of Disney the way Disney Princesses is the Girls Entertainment arm, just the MCU is like if Disney Princesses were also funded by the US military/Department of Defense and served as its completely unsubtle propaganda machine that gets away by being slightly self-deprecating. Let's all admit right here: if ANY other country's government/military were involved in script approval for fiction movies that are supposed to be otherwise apolitical, for the government/military to dictate how they can or cannot be portrayed, where every single war crime or human rights violation the entity does isn't a direct result of how it functions but an "individual A-hole issue", "in the past", and "oops it was Nazis/aliens/etc that corrupted our otherwise good institution the whole time!" otherwise the film doesn't get made the way the writer intends or it doesn't get their money, it'd be called propaganda.

There, I said it.

Anyway about Power Rangers, Saban actually bought back the rights to the show from Disney back when the Mouse acquired it, and kept the show going past an 18th season-- Disney said they weren't making any more new episodes back in 2009, Saban bought the rights in 2010 for 40+ million dollars, and it's 2021 now, do the math. The fact Saban could even afford that means a lot. Hasbro's even made National Power Rangers Day a holiday celebrated every August 28 because it can (and Hasbro owns everyone's soul) even when they've neglected to declare a National Transformers/Autobots/Decepticons day. That's how ingrained in pop culture the Power Rangers still are. It's not that niche.
 

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I watched 7 episodes of Legacies last night and I dig it. I liked the monster of the week format and wished they did it sooner with the Originals or Vampire diaries.

The necromancer is my favorite. Doctor Who gave me a fondness for campy villians that he fulfills.
 

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Supposedly Apple does not allow villains to make calls using iPhones in movies.

Reminds me of how Vamp was making calls using a Sony Ericsson phone in MGS4, back in 2008.
I guess Sony doesn't have a problem with that.
 

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and I need to get back to running because asjfalksfnmdfbdfiogjfp WHAT IS IT WITH VILLAINS STEALING MY HEART
Also, that is EXACTLY how I imagine Professor Van Ark :love:
 

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I'm just going to go out on a limb and say SRS was probably referring to the young adult/adult audience that enjoys and appreciates the tokusatsu genre as a whole, despite it's stigma of being generally for children rather then the audience that watches it because that's what on Saturday mornings on Jetex.
 
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I'm just going to go out on a limb and say SRS was probably referring to the young adult/adult audience that enjoys and appreciates the tokusatsu genre as a whole, despite it's stigma of being generally for children rather then the audience that watches it because that's what on Saturday mornings on Jetex.
And, what, you can't find Spider-Man on Disney XD on Saturday mornings anymore, or what?

SRS asked why is the genre so niche, not "why is the genre mostly populated by child fans". The answers went into Animation Age Ghetto logic, and I'm not answering on those lines. I'm saying It's not actually niche because the genre is still going, and the genre is still going because they're making money and gaining popularity from somewhere and it cannot be uniformly "children that grow out of it when they turn adult because the shows actually suck and adults don't see value in it". I'm looking at a right now. Toku fans are plenty existent, the fans are just not as prominent or obnoxious in comparison to Marvel and DC, the same way 800 million dollars isn't as much money as one trillion dollars but no one in their right mind should be saying someone with 800mil is "poor".

That Power Rangers airs on Saturday mornings doesn't change the fact that the corporation that creates it, and the country it comes from, intentionally aims their media at more than just children. TOEI and Bandai still get income from and make marketing attempts toward the adult audience that they either already have or will get further down the line, since that's the audience that has disposable income and makes "review/appreciation" videos and derivative fanfilms on YT or gifsets on Tumblr to foster fandom for it. A child doesn't have nostalgia for a beloved property of the 90s, adults do. The 2017 Power Rangers movie didn't play the snippet of the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers theme and think "yeah, kids born in 2010 are totally gonna remember what we're referencing!". A child isn't going to buy the Kamen Rider ZI-O belt at 6390 Yen/60 USD for themselves, an adult will collect it and use their kid as an excuse. A child is not going to watch Girl Gun Lady, Ultraman Nexus, GARO, or Cutie Honey, and they don't sell/market their own heroes or spawn media franchises adapting from/inspired by insert toku show here (probably because children don't make media in general or own franchises, but yeah, y'know what I mean here).

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but an adult will mark the F out over the combined however-many-years-or-seasons of Power Rangers/Super Sentai that pic is displaying.

Like I said, Power Rangers, Super Sentai, and toku in general is still part of pop culture. That's like, half of why MCU Ant-Man's character design exists, why Godzilla and kaiju films are still kicking (falling under toku genre), and why anyone thought Alita: Battle Angel had a chance as a live-action film (also toku). Toku is an institution, but focusing solely on whether Western fandom is on it and asking people who aren't in the fandom why it's niche is like going to a Taco Bell, checking the drinks, and asking why there's no Coke in a restaurant that gets its drinks from Pepsi. There's no way a straight answer is coming out of that.
 
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And, what, you can't find Spider-Man on Disney XD on Saturday mornings anymore, or what?

SRS asked why is the genre so niche, not "why is the genre mostly populated by child fans". The answers went into Animation Age Ghetto logic, and I'm not answering on those lines. I'm saying It's not actually niche because the genre is still going, and the genre is still going because they're making money and gaining popularity from somewhere and it cannot be uniformly "children that grow out of it when they turn adult because the shows actually suck and adults don't see value in it". I'm looking at a right now. Toku fans are plenty existent, the fans are just not as prominent or obnoxious in comparison to Marvel and DC, the same way 800 million dollars isn't as much money as one trillion dollars but no one in their right mind should be saying someone with 800mil is "poor".

That Power Rangers airs on Saturday mornings doesn't change the fact that the corporation that creates it, and the country it comes from, intentionally aims their media at more than just children. TOEI and Bandai still get income from and make marketing attempts toward the adult audience that they either already have or will get further down the line, since that's the audience that has disposable income and makes "review/appreciation" videos and derivative fanfilms on YT or gifsets on Tumblr to foster fandom for it. A child doesn't have nostalgia for a beloved property of the 90s, adults do. The 2017 Power Rangers movie didn't play the snippet of the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers theme and think "yeah, kids born in 2010 are totally gonna remember what we're referencing!".
I'm mostly with you on this part,
A child isn't going to buy the Kamen Rider ZI-O belt at 6390 Yen/60 USD for themselves, an adult will collect it and use their kid as an excuse.
This part is silly to me. Yes, children won't go out and buy the ZI-O belt on their own because they're children. They'll just beg mommy and daddy when they're in the toy aisles at Walmart for the belt. The average parent in the US doesn't give a crap about power rangers, that's just what they put on for their kids so they can shut them up for an afternoon.

A child is not going to watch Girl Gun Lady, Ultraman Nexus, GARO, or Cutie Honey, and they don't sell/market their own heroes or spawn media franchises adapting from/inspired by insert toku show here (probably because children don't make media in general or own franchises, but yeah, y'know what I mean here).
You're right, they wouldn't watch these. They aren't marketed in the US to the 6 to 10 age range like Power Rangers is, ESPECIALLY Cutie Honey, Jesus Christ. You'd have to be a master salesman to get THAT greenlit for children's TV.

Putting aside personal opinions on either franchises, Yes. They are both prevalent in pop culture; but it's currently way more acceptable as an adult to wear a Captain America shirt then a Megazord shirt, and that's because one of these 2 broke off it's stigma of being childish.
 

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I'm mostly with you on this part,

This part is silly to me. Yes, children won't go out and buy the ZI-O belt on their own because they're children. They'll just beg mommy and daddy when they're in the toy aisles at Walmart for the belt. The average parent in the US doesn't give a crap about power rangers, that's just what they put on for their kids so they can shut them up for an afternoon.
So............... people here pretty much answered the wrong question, then? Because the question doesn't mention anything about The US specifically. It's about why the fandom in general is "niche" compared to MCU when both sides have the same thing (costumed heroes), and we're all in agreement that the MCU has worldwide appeal on top of catering to the US. That doesn't happen by solely aiming their product to children in their home market and it doesn't happen to a genre where the consensus is that it only has value to children with trash taste and it has no quality control.

So the answer to "why is Power Rangers/toku niche?" is "Power Rangers/toku's not niche, you're just looking in the wrong spot for validation, because toku originates in Japan and the toku genre has not only influenced the media in the Western market to an extent but keeps getting collaborative opportunities with other genres/media and homages in popular works", and hyperfocusing on the US to give a different answer and assuming that covers everybody is willful for no good reason because 1) access to fandom is worldwide, and 2) not even the corporation that makes their mainstream brand hyperfocuses on the US to the exclusion of the rest of the world and the moneymaking opportunities. That's why the MCU (and Disney in general) even bothers with international releases. They made their product "for families/various age groups" and not just "this has to be for kids because it's animated/fantasy/stylized". Super Sentai (and what the toku genre covers) is also "for varying age groups" and not just "this has to be for kids". Power Rangers was made out of Super Sentai, therefore look for the Super Sentai fandom and general Toku fans, they exist, they're available.

Putting aside personal opinions on either franchises, Yes. They are both prevalent in pop culture; but it's currently way more acceptable as an adult to wear a Captain America shirt then a Megazord shirt, and that's because one of these 2 broke off it's stigma of being childish.
"Way more acceptable"

Because adults need other adults' permission to wear shirts, I guess?
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So............... people here pretty much answered the wrong question, then? Because the question doesn't mention anything about The US specifically.
I'm only mentioning the US because my argument presupposes the idea of Toei and Saban being different entities and capitalizes on different markets. Saban simply owns the licensing rights and doesn't represent Toei's interests. How they decide to market it's product is entirely up to them.

So............... people here pretty much answered the wrong question, then? Because the question doesn't mention anything about The US specifically. It's about why the fandom in general is "niche" compared to MCU when both sides have the same thing (costumed heroes), and we're all in agreement that the MCU has worldwide appeal on top of catering to the US. That doesn't happen by solely catering to children in their home market and it doesn't happen to a genre where the consensus is that it only has value to children with trash taste and it has no quality control.

So the answer to "why is Power Rangers/toku niche?" is "Power Rangers/toku's not niche, you're just looking in the wrong spot for validation, because toku originates in Japan and the toku genre has not only influenced the media in the Western market to an extent but keeps getting collaborative opportunities with other genres/media", and hyperfocusing on the US to give a different answer and assuming that covers everybody is willful for no good reason because 1) access to fandom is worldwide, and 2) not even the corporation that makes their mainstream brand hyperfocuses on the US to the exclusion of the rest of the world and the moneymaking opportunities. That's why the MCU (and Disney in general) even bothers with international releases. They made their product "for families/various age groups" and not just "for kids" simply because it's animated or has a certain style.
I agree with you, Tokusatsu isn't a hole in the wall enterprise that is exclusively enjoyed by children. I'm not contesting any of that. I love Toku and I'm an adult, but I'm not going to pretend that it's the hot thing everyone's talking about in my workplace and assume everyone's seen the new Kiramanger.

Power Rangers was made out of Super Sentai, therefore look for the Super Sentai fandom and general Toku fans, they exist, they're available.
Again, Toei (Super Sentai) and Saban (Power Rangers) market to different demographics, this is an important distinction to make.
"Way more acceptable"

Because adults need other adults' permission to wear shirts, I guess?
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Yup.
You're right again, adult's don't need permission to wear what they want; but I don't see how posting a stock photo from Walmart.com of a man wearing a Power Rangers tee on sale for $15.98 USD helps your argument.
 
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I'm only mentioning the US because my argument presupposes the idea of Toei and Saban being different entities and capitalizes on different markets. Saban simply owns the licensing rights and doesn't represent Toei's interests. How they decide to market it's product is entirely up to them.
Then stop presupposing then? I still didn't see any mention of the US in the original question.

Again, Toei (Super Sentai) and Saban (Power Rangers) market to different demographics, this is an important distinction to make.
And the distinction doesn't matter when asking about "general fandom", because Saban still adapts the Super Sentai series including the nostalgia bait episodes Super Sentai uses to appeal to its adult fandom, it still made a live-action movie with a nostalgia-bait moment that's lost on kids, it still gets collaborative deals on their Power Rangers games with Capcom/Street Fighter, adult fans mod other games to include Power Rangers content and explicitly call their mods PR mods (Minecraft, GTA, Fallout, Sims, Skyrim, FFXV, Dead or Alive, etc), and Power Rangers still has enough presence (and Saban enough pull) that an actual add-on to a game (Magitek Exosuits from FFXV) got pretty much anyone that'd grown up on the show thinking "Haha, the bros look like Power Rangers!" and prompted a design change over copyright. And most importantly, Toei still lets Saban get those deals and make the shows and merch and call other companies out on copyright. They can revoke the license when they want and haven't.

It's not wrong to say SRS should watch the actual Super Sentai series Power Rangers is based off of, in order to find more shows like it and interact with the actually-not-niche fandom that exists for it and the genre, and it's unclear to me why it reads like that part is being contested just because someone here thinks Power Rangers sucks and/because it's marketed to kids. I couldn't care less about the Age Ghetto logic the initial answers had. There are still adults that find value in Power Rangers, including the corporation that makes the franchise and the corporations that collab with it or do homages to it or sell the merch in adult sizes with or without exorbitant "collector enthusiast" prices. Everything I just said wouldn't be true if they didn't.

You're right again, adult's don't need permission to wear what they want; but I don't see how posting a stock photo from Walmart.com of a man wearing a Power Rangers tee on sale for $15.98 USD helps your argument.
Was the part where Walmart sells that shirt in an adult size to begin with (thus they expect adults to pay for and enjoy that shirt) something the picture didn't make obvious, or do you think Walmart would try pulling that same thing for Caillou and Dora the Explorer?
 
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Then stop presupposing then? I still didn't see any mention of the US in the original question.
Maybe he'll have to elaborate then, his generalization doesn't automatically validate you're assumption that he was talking about a global audience.
And the distinction doesn't matter when asking about "general fandom", because Saban still adapts the Super Sentai series including the nostalgia bait episodes Super Sentai uses to appeal to its adult fandom, it still made a live-action movie with a nostalgia-bait moment that's lost on kids, it still gets collaborative deals on their Power Rangers games with Capcom/Street Fighter, adult fans mod other games to include Power Rangers content and explicitly call their mods PR mods (Minecraft, GTA, Fallout, Sims, Skyrim, FFXV, Dead or Alive, etc), and Power Rangers still has enough presence (and Saban enough pull) that an actual add-on to a game (Magitek Exosuits from FFXV) got pretty much anyone that'd grown up on the show thinking "Haha, the bros look like Power Rangers!" and prompted a design change over copyright.
No issue here, Saban marketing how they want to market. The nostalgia thing is 100% true, but you'll find less examples of this with newer properties.

And most importantly, Toei still lets Saban get those deals and make the shows and merch and call other companies out on copyright. They can revoke the license when they want and haven't.
They haven't needed to, none of those things violate the integrity of the franchise. I'm not really sure how this fits.
It's not wrong to say SRS should watch the actual Super Sentai series Power Rangers is based off of, in order to find more shows like it and interact with the actually-not-niche fandom that exists for it and the genre, and it's unclear to me why it reads like that part is being contested just because someone here thinks Power Rangers sucks and/because it's marketed to kids. I couldn't care less about the Age Ghetto logic the initial answers had. There are still adults that find value in Power Rangers, including the corporation that makes the franchise and the corporations that collab with it or do homages to it or sell the merch in adult sizes with or without exorbitant "collector enthusiast" prices. Everything I just said wouldn't be true if they didn't.
He has, and I'm not sure you know how much I'm agreeing with you on most of this.
Was the part where Walmart sells that shirt in an adult size to begin with (thus they expect adults to pay for and enjoy that shirt) something the picture didn't make obvious, or do you think Walmart would try pulling that same thing for Caillou and Dora the Explorer?
I get what you're saying. My point is posting a photo of something on sale doesn't speak towards the cultural prelevance, value, or perception of that brand, image or idea. It's simply a thing on sale. I can post any number of photos of people wearing abominable things (and get immediately banned) and it wouldn't make my argument any better or relevant.
 

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They haven't needed to, none of those things violate the integrity of the franchise. I'm not really sure how this fits.
Uhhh, IDK about you, but having a seemingly-poorly-received Western arm of a franchise continue to be poorly-received and thought of as cheap trash for undiscerning children to bother their parents with sounds like it would damage the brand of the series it comes from since it's actively preventing more people from hopping on the bandwagon and is something a company that wants to make money wouldn't have to put up with if they a) don't want to, and b) can get their money in a better way without the hassle of negotiating licensing deals.

Unless of course, that actually isn't the case because the opinions of people who don't like a show don't matter given that Toei, Bandai, and Saban and Hasbro are still making money and getting free marketing not just from hypothetical kids and their beleaguered parents, but straight off of adults who remember the show fondly and thus don't think it's child-oriented trash and can shell out 700+ dollars for figurines of the original MMPR team or make videos playing the latest PR fighting game because they're a fighting game enthusiast with the merch on the shelf behind them or something.

IDK man, that's just my opinion. If someone asked me why people don't talk about Pokemon anymore or wear Ash's cap backwards, even though I don't see or hear that myself in my daily life or interact in those circles on the net I wouldn't sit around pretending Pokemon GO didn't happen and trying to argue that Pokemon as a franchise is child-oriented garbage just because 4Kids dubbed it once/I personally don't watch the show/I personally don't play the games anymore, either.

I get what you're saying. My point is posting a photo of something on sale doesn't speak towards the cultural prevalence, value, or perception of that brand, image or idea. It's simply a thing on sale. I can post any number of photos of people wearing abominable things (and get immediately banned) and it wouldn't make my argument any better or relevant.
I don't know, nor do I want to know, why your first response to "Walmart doesn't sell just any Solely For Kids property toward adults unless the owning company recognizes there's a contingent of adult fans to get money from, otherwise they wouldn't waste their time and money making it" is "Well, adults wear horrifying and possibly sexual merch too", but, good for you? I take it you're implying Walmart would also sell (or Hasbro would make) My Little Pony Rule 34 merch because Bronies exist, and that this is comparable to a Megazord shirt that doesn't actively offend people and you can wear on your own time in public with either no commentary or an "Ey, a Megazord!" from someone who knows what it is? That brony thing is not my thing, but you do you, search that on your own time.

Power Rangers and Super Sentai do not need the cultural relevance and perception of Marvel to be valid. Whether it's perceived as niche doesn't matter because that's arbitrary; DMC is niche compared to Resident Evil and that doesn't make it trash to its audience (or the fandom negligible) just because Dante isn't as iconic as Sonic or something. Sometimes fandom is an "If you build it, they will come" affair, and that's okay.
 

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Uhhh, IDK about you, but having a seemingly-poorly-received Western arm of a franchise continue to be poorly-received and thought of as cheap trash for undiscerning children to bother their parents with sounds like it would damage the brand of the series it comes from since it's actively preventing more people from hopping on the bandwagon and is something a company that wants to make money wouldn't have to put up with if they a) don't want to, and b) can get their money in a better way without the hassle of negotiating licensing deals.

Unless of course, that actually isn't the case because the opinions of people who don't like a show don't matter given that Toei, Bandai, and Saban and Hasbro are still making money and getting free marketing not just from hypothetical kids and their beleaguered parents, but straight off of adults who remember the show fondly and thus don't think it's child-oriented trash and can shell out 700+ dollars for figurines of the original MMPR team or make videos playing the latest PR fighting game because they're a fighting game enthusiast with the merch on the shelf behind them or something.

IDK man, that's just my opinion. If someone asked me why people don't talk about Pokemon anymore or wear Ash's cap backwards, even though I don't see or hear that myself in my daily life or interact in those circles on the net I wouldn't sit around pretending Pokemon GO didn't happen and trying to argue that Pokemon as a franchise is child-oriented garbage just because 4Kids dubbed it once/I personally don't watch the show/I personally don't play the games anymore, either.
Yeah, nostalgia is profitable and people remember the early power rangers pretty fondly. You'll find less excitement for Megaforce and Ninja steel from that same audience unless they're Tokusatsu fans however.
I don't know, nor do I want to know, why your first response to "Walmart doesn't sell just any Solely For Kids property toward adults unless the owning company recognizes there's a contingent of adult fans to get money from, otherwise they wouldn't waste their time and money making it" is "Well, adults wear horrifying and possibly sexual merch too", but, good for you? I take it you're implying Walmart would also sell (or Hasbro would make) My Little Pony Rule 34 merch because Bronies exist, and that this is comparable to a Megazord shirt that doesn't actively offend people and you can wear on your own time in public with either no commentary or an "Ey, a Megazord!" from someone who knows what it is? That brony thing is not my thing, but you do you, search that on your own time.
You're running too far with this my guy, I put Walmart because that's literally where that photo was from and that price. It could have been from anywhere and I would've said the same thing. Posting a picture of a man contractually paid to wear a shirt for a photo shoot doesn't validate or invalidate the perception or identity of the image, brand or idea, or if he even personally likes or endorses what he's wearing, simple as that. I chose something from the opposite spectrum to illustrate the same point; posting a photo of something sexually oriented on domestic or international sale doesn't speak towards the cultural prelevance, value, or perception of that brand, image or idea. It's simply a thing on sale.
 
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I'd like to refrain from complaining about mild everyday stuff such as the weather, but when I'm literally about to faint due to the heat and exhaustion when taking the trash out, I don't consider it "everyday weather complain".

Heck, I was doing way better some years ago when my BMI was 45, so I didn't realize the heat would hit _this_ hard now. I mean, practically I'm just having a bigger belly than usual, right? x_x And while I'm not thin, I'm still waaay lighter in weight than I used to be when my eating disorder was on its hardest.
 

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Loki became of my new favorite Marvel character. Sorry Thor.
 

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Stumbled across this on Youtube. No amount of context will ever make this make sense. :eek:

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I'm back! (Well, more or less. Still some unpacking and arranging left to do, but at least we have the internet up and running--and the bookshelves all set up in the reading room/office.)

+Why am I in so much pain? T_T
 
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