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@  Bass X0 : (20 October 2016 - 01:46 PM)

As an outsider, whether Trump wins or loses, the results are bound to be hilarious. Not so much for Americans but you just know the most ridiculous things he will do are yet to come.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2016 - 08:49 PM)

Donald Trump is a firetrucker.

@  Liege : (19 October 2016 - 07:37 PM)

Anyone else having problems watching hulu tonight? The app isn't working on both my wii u and ps4.

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2016 - 09:17 PM)

I have a tablet that runs on Wi-Fi only, with all the hotspots or sharing data off my cell, it's hardly ever an issue. Just need to be careful where you connect and what you do on said connection.

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2016 - 08:23 PM)

I've considered it.

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2016 - 08:22 PM)

Sounds like you might want to look into tablets with data plans.

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2016 - 08:20 PM)

It's not even the data plan that would be the problem for me. I'd probably use the hug out of a data plan. It's the VOICE plan I can't justify. 8^)

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2016 - 08:19 PM)

I have an iPod Touch and a "dumb" flip-phone on a pre-pay plan. I put $100 on it once a year, and never use it all. I'd love to get an actual smartphone, but just can't justify the expense.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 October 2016 - 06:37 PM)

The Moto phones are a good low-price option. I bought my mom a Moto E (her first cellphone, smart or dumb) and she's been really happy with it.

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2016 - 06:18 PM)

I've been looking at the Moto G family, personally. Seems like a good way to get a cheap one.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 October 2016 - 05:59 PM)

For a long time I thought a tablet was good enough for me, and was pretty firmly in the anti-smartphone crowd. But after getting my first one (a Nexus 5), I became a convert pretty fast

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2016 - 04:56 PM)

Probably going to give in on that soon, though

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2016 - 04:56 PM)

I've got a cheap tablet and an old dumb-phone, been too stubborn to pay for a data plan

@  D Immortalis : (18 October 2016 - 03:47 PM)

i dont even own a cell. =]

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2016 - 03:14 PM)

My cell is about 5 years old. It barely stays alive without any apps running.

@  Gizmoboy : (18 October 2016 - 02:45 PM)

I still play every day. As for what's the point, that's a good question. I still enjoy taking gyms and leveling up my Pokemon though. I'm at 134 on my Pokedex though so I've almost got them all. :)

@  Dracula : (18 October 2016 - 02:41 PM)

My phone hates PoGo, but I still boot it up sometimes, and my wife and several friends are still playing regularly

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2016 - 02:34 PM)

I uninstalled it because it kept giving me "app has stopped working" errors even while it wasn't running. It wasn't something I was playing much anymore anyway.

@  Locoman : (18 October 2016 - 02:23 PM)

You'd think that all they need to do to re-invigorate the app would be to start putting in Pokemon from the second generation.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2016 - 02:21 PM)

I poke at it once in a while. Kinda forget about it a lot.

@  Benbot : (18 October 2016 - 02:02 PM)

Is anyone still playing Pokemon Go? I am, but I don't know why. What's the point of this?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2016 - 01:14 PM)

The only genderless Pokemon that can learn Attract are Cryogonal and Mew. And Mew can learn every TM anyway.

@  Dracula : (18 October 2016 - 12:57 PM)

Can't any Pokemon learn Attract? It would just fail no matter what.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2016 - 12:43 PM)

Cryogonal can learn Attract. It's genderless. What.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2016 - 09:41 AM)

between 229 - 383 at level 100 depending on IVs, nature and EVs

@  Paladin : (18 October 2016 - 09:39 AM)

and what IS the airspeed velocity of an unladen Swellow???

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2016 - 09:26 AM)

Yamask is people

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2016 - 09:25 AM)

Yes, even male ones.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2016 - 09:17 AM)

what about Gogoat? they can also learn "Milk Drink"...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2016 - 09:03 AM)

Also ate F'fetch. And no spoilers for me either please.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2016 - 08:43 AM)

The fruit from Tropius is apparenlty edible.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2016 - 08:18 AM)

Yeah, that one's firmly established by the dairy farm in GSC

@  Locoman : (18 October 2016 - 08:17 AM)


@  Paladin : (18 October 2016 - 08:12 AM)

and there's at least 1 in-game store in XY that sells ice cream. what exactly are they milking in order to get that???

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2016 - 08:07 AM)

No, all they eat are jelly donuts.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2016 - 08:06 AM)

so, they EAT Pokemon in-universe right? There's no apparent "real-world" animal counterparts so their food supply has to come from somewhere...

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2016 - 07:58 AM)

I'd like to keep things unspoiled but I can't say I'd particularly mind either way.

@  Touch My Thighs : (18 October 2016 - 07:56 AM)

The main reason I play Pokemon is to explore and find new stuff so seeing everything beforehand defeats the point. Hopefully I can go 30 days without blundering into the leaks.

@  Dracula : (18 October 2016 - 07:41 AM)

Thanks, TMT. I am trying to avoid being totally spoiled on that game.

@  Boomhauer : (18 October 2016 - 07:41 AM)

Already got spoiled. It only made me want the game more. One of the designs REALLY REALLY speaks to me!

@  Paladin : (18 October 2016 - 06:54 AM)

who would've guessed Professor Oak was really Ash's dad....

@  Touch My Thighs : (18 October 2016 - 01:50 AM)

Might put a warning here too: Pokemon Sun and Moon's demo is getting datamined and looks likely to be leaking the entire pokedex, so watch out for spoilers!

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 October 2016 - 12:05 AM)

@The Doctor Who "We're the Mario Bros., and plumbing's our game! We found the secret warp zone while working on the drain!"

@  Msol : (17 October 2016 - 02:55 PM)

K cool.

@  Arazyr : (17 October 2016 - 02:42 PM)

I did, at first. With some effort, I got it in, and now it goes in just fine.

@  Msol : (17 October 2016 - 02:01 PM)

In car mode

@  Msol : (17 October 2016 - 02:00 PM)

So hey does anyone else have an issue with TR Chromedome where his hood doesn't peg into one of his shoulders correctly?

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2016 - 12:27 PM)

Busty Redheads Oddly Scheming

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 October 2016 - 11:58 AM)

Blatantly Referential Onomatopoeia Sequence

@  Locoman : (17 October 2016 - 10:52 AM)

Barely Researched Ontological Suppositions?

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What to get a soon to be 6 year old for his birthday. I need profesional opinions...

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#1 ---The Rat

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:25 PM

alright so here's the skinny.
My daughter who is in kindergarden brought home an invitation to a kids birthday party that is in her class.
I called and RSVPd to it because she "really really really really REALLY!!!" wanted to go to the party. I asked the kids mother what kind of toys he like and she said that I didn't need to bring anything.
My budget is pretty tight however being the big geek who can't disappoint a kid on his birthday.
I asked my daughter what he likes. She told me he's always wearing TF, and spongebob shirts.
So me being the hardcore tf collector I am, I think I can hook the kid up.
Now here is where I need the help.
The kid is turning 6, and I've got plenty of in box stuff that is just eating space.
here is the question.
Do you think he'd like an
A 2007 movie allspark blue Deluxe new Cammero BumbleBee (target exclusive I picked up for a song on clearance) or B the reveal the shield redco of classic's BumbleBee?
C go to walmart and grab 1 autobot and 1 decpitcon legends class figure off the shelve and give them to him. (So if he has a brother will be able to 'fight' each other)

I'm leaning towards that reveal the shield BumbleBee, but I want an opinion other than my own here. The party is at 2 in the afternoon tomorrow
thanks guys

#2 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:30 PM

I voted Classics BB. it's a good solid mold that wont come apart on a kid, its durable, AND it is easy enough to Transform that they shouldn't have an issue doing it, which can be a problem with movie toys sometimes, and it has that "better than the movie" stuff classic TF look.

ZacWilliam, Really the first 2 are whats important but 3 isn't a bad thing either IMO.
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#3 Destron D-69

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:49 PM

take him to the store and ask him

its how I got Prime and Megatron back in '84.

#4 ---The Rat

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:06 PM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Apr 1 2011, 11:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
take him to the store and ask him

its how I got Prime and Megatron back in '84.

I'm afraid I don't know the kids folks quite that well.
I'd offer up the 2007 movie redco of ultra red alert if I did

#5 Detour


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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:43 PM

Given his age and the current complexity of TF toys, I'd say a few Animated Activators, if you can still score em.

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#6 JP Yantha

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:46 PM

RTS Bumblebee. For the reasons already stated. I almost went with the 2 legends, but as I kid I think I would have wanted one regular sized guy over 2 small guys whi have bigger versions.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:53 AM

RtS Bumblebee is both easier to transform and less likely to be a mold he's already got.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:49 AM

I would recommend a PCC 5-pack. Target has them on sale for $10!
Not my finest work, but when life gives you lemons, they're yellow so just paint black stripes on them and call them Bumblebee. Kids will buy them.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:03 PM

RTS Bumblebee, hands down.
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#10 Destron D-69

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:51 PM

lol I can't believe I forgot that part in the time it took me to write something... boy I must have been way to multitasking, Sorry Rat.

icon-fire.gif that aside -> lol yeah just put aside the suggested kidnapping icon-primal.gif

as a collector I'd suggest away from a Bumblebee of any sort, because I'm tired of seeing him everywhere... but as somebody who remembers being six, the one I can see everywhere is the one I want.

So i vote rts Bee...

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:54 PM

I voter two legends because then right off the bat he's got two robots to fight each other. Get Prime and Megatron if you can.