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@  Paladin : (05 February 2016 - 04:58 PM)

today's time-waster https://frinkiac.com/?p=search

@  Dracula : (05 February 2016 - 08:47 AM)

I like Cancer in Masterforce. Otherwise it's the worst and I don't understand how it keeps getting cast in everything

@  Plokatron : (05 February 2016 - 02:34 AM)

No Cancer is Disgraceful, Disgusting and Despicable! Blasted genetic abnormality thinking it owns the place. I worry for any who have it this year. 2016 looks to be a bad year for cancer sufferers.

@  Smokey : (05 February 2016 - 01:34 AM)

You're dethhhhpicable, 2016.

@  Paladin : (04 February 2016 - 07:49 AM)

http://www.newsfromme.com/2016/02/03/joe-alaskey-r-p/?utm_content=buffere1d3c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer RIP Plucky. :(

@  Whirl Maximus : (04 February 2016 - 07:04 AM)

Aurora Borealis at this time of year, at this time of day, the phenomenon localized entirely in this comment.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 February 2016 - 02:11 AM)

l-lewd

@  Plokatron : (04 February 2016 - 01:44 AM)

Bang! Watch out for any unidentified P.O.K.E triggers.

@  Boomhauer : (03 February 2016 - 06:40 PM)

Aah, the universal greeting! Ooo Eee Ooo Aa Aa Ting Tang Wala Wala Bing!

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 February 2016 - 06:05 PM)

My mother's a what?! GET OUT!

@  Plokatron : (03 February 2016 - 04:44 PM)

goo goo ga ga bagah na slaguh

@  BillBarclay : (03 February 2016 - 12:41 PM)

in that case! it's a very good composition of comments.....coming from a 9 month old

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 February 2016 - 11:07 AM)

Wouldn't the day of conception have been nine months ago?

@  BillBarclay : (03 February 2016 - 10:34 AM)

oh......& happy day of conception

@  BillBarclay : (03 February 2016 - 10:33 AM)

-> -> -> -> -> -> ->

@  Plokatron : (03 February 2016 - 01:32 AM)

Can anyone point me to the wiki topic on what is under animated transformers helmets? I know I saw it a few weeks back. Also it is my birthday! So my wish for the forums is "Everyone take care and be safe" I think that's a reasonable request em?

@  Plokatron : (02 February 2016 - 06:12 PM)

Also I got my new Pc at last.

@  Plokatron : (02 February 2016 - 06:12 PM)

I still have it. Not letting it go.

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 February 2016 - 05:55 PM)

I had it at one point. Then I went to public school and it got misplaced.

@  LioConvoy : (02 February 2016 - 05:29 PM)

You can't ask what happened to something that never existed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 February 2016 - 03:05 PM)

Oh, so that's what happened to my faith in humanity.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 February 2016 - 12:53 PM)

I'm always dealing with stuff that stinks and is past the end of its life

@  lastmaximal : (02 February 2016 - 08:28 AM)

"Boy, glad I'm not him!" does sound like a familiar refrain for the workplace.

@  Paladin : (02 February 2016 - 07:48 AM)

nothing sets the tone for a work day like driving past a dead skunk at 7am...

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 06:07 PM)

Anyway I just ordered a copy of Allspark Almanac and the HoS graphic novel. Can't wait to see da trainsformers!

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 06:06 PM)

Very true.

@  Smokey : (01 February 2016 - 06:06 PM)

Also rat slime.

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 06:06 PM)

Yes but not Ghost slime. Just human and Bug slime.

@  Smokey : (01 February 2016 - 06:03 PM)

It doesn't matter what color slime NYC has, it's still been covered in slime for its entire existence.

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 03:05 PM)

Not to mention the series is getting a reboot this year. In July so none of that junk counts.

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 02:32 PM)

Not that kind of slime!!! Has New York ever been pink?! No that city has so much brown that it makes COD look bright and colorful.

@  Smokey : (01 February 2016 - 02:27 PM)

New York's ALWAYS been covered with slime.

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 02:21 PM)

Also since New York wasn't covered in slime back in 89 it's quite moot isn't it?

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 02:15 PM)

Stupid ideas that I can't understand why we keep bring it up. Are we humans just that desperate to panic ourselves?

@  Smokey : (01 February 2016 - 12:51 PM)

Gamera is really neat! Gamera is filled with meat! We'll be eating Gamera!

@  BillBarclay : (01 February 2016 - 11:28 AM)

mind you that Lego Firehouse looks awesome

@  bigbot69 : (01 February 2016 - 10:50 AM)

Someone's gotta go down there

@  DeltaSeeker : (01 February 2016 - 09:56 AM)

Valentines Day. Bummer.

@  BillBarclay : (01 February 2016 - 09:45 AM)

i do.....Vigo! you are like the buzzing of flies to him!

@  wonko the sane? : (01 February 2016 - 09:44 AM)

Nope! But in fairness, I was pretty drunk at the time.

@  Paladin : (01 February 2016 - 09:44 AM)

...does NOBODY remember "Ghostbusters 2?!"

@  wonko the sane? : (01 February 2016 - 09:42 AM)

Oh, yeah, the primaries. Yup, that's a thing that's happening. But it won't end the world till new shmuck is elected, and even then it depends on who.

@  Touch My Thighs : (01 February 2016 - 09:41 AM)

Looks like that American preliminary election thing is happening. I don't really get it, something about Iowa and Couscous.

@  MEDdMI : (01 February 2016 - 08:07 AM)

what, again?

@  Paladin : (01 February 2016 - 07:57 AM)

only 13 days left before the world ends...

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 February 2016 - 02:47 AM)

It gets ten thousand hours to the soul.

@  Boomhauer : (31 January 2016 - 09:28 PM)

It runs on uranium.

@  Nutjob R/T : (31 January 2016 - 01:14 PM)

Right, anybody got the old NECA Big Daddy Bouncer with the LED eyes? Anybody know the battery size needed?

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 January 2016 - 11:52 AM)

Friends help you move, real friends help you bury the neighbors under their own porch after they've seen too much.

@  Liege : (31 January 2016 - 11:23 AM)

Invite them to join in. This either results in fun times or them giving you a wide berth. Both win wins in my book.


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#21 mignash

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Aug 30 2011, 02:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sweet packaging art. Wonder if they paid Nick Roche.


I doubt it. It is an unabashed KO, they stole all the designs and we know it. They are not even pretending it's their own work. I wonder if i has some sort of tech spec on the box or packed in.

Edited by mignash, 30 August 2011 - 03:43 PM.


#22 Walky

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 05:02 PM

I knew there was no shame regarding the corporate level. I just wondered if there was any shame regarding the individual level.

Not, like, at the KO companies, no, of course.

But among portion of the fandom which eats this crap up.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 05:20 PM

They can get something cheaper than they would if it was official. Plus, they don't care that the mold is stolen, why would they care the art is?

And 40 dollars for a knock off? The only way I'd buy ANY of these things is if they were under 10 dollars at a flea market...which hasn't happened yet.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 05:37 PM

Well, right now it costs over $400 for one of these, so I can see the appeal of a $40 immitation, even if it's a $10 mold.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 05:45 PM

Is the mold really stolen? Probably more like "borrowed" without permission.

I'll get this, but not because it's available cheaply, but because the real one has become so ridiculously expensive. If he was going for even slightly higher than average Botcon Deluxe prices, I'd have no problem splurging to have the official quality one. As it is, I'll settle for for a decline in some quality.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:03 PM

QUOTE(C16 @ Aug 30 2011, 10:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is the mold really stolen? Probably more like "borrowed" without permission.


Wow.

Just. Wow.

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The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:08 PM

Probably not stolen or borrowed, but copied the design (without permission). I doubt they stole the physical mold from Hasbro or Takara, they made a new one by using the parts a Hasbro or Takara toy to manufacturer a new mold. It probably doesn't even look the same, and has a different part layout on the sprues.

Edited by mignash, 31 August 2011 - 01:08 PM.


#28 NICK TYRANNO

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:35 PM

I just think the charm of exclusives is owning the real thing. That's what's worth the money and what makes them unique. Owning a copy of an exclusive, as a good enough stand in of the real thing, doesn't appeal to me. I might as well buy a Cyclonus and Hot Rod set off ebay, therefore getting two figures for the price of one (or a single used hot rod for 7 dollars) and kitbash my own SG Rodimus. The custom would have as much value as a knock-off, fill a void in my collection and actually be more unique than the knock off, since its one of a kind.

I mean, either way its not the actual exclusive, so there's no value there.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:12 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Aug 31 2011, 03:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just think the charm of exclusives is owning the real thing. That's what's worth the money and what makes them unique. Owning a copy of an exclusive, as a good enough stand in of the real thing, doesn't appeal to me. I might as well buy a Cyclonus and Hot Rod set off ebay, therefore getting two figures for the price of one (or a single used hot rod for 7 dollars) and kitbash my own SG Rodimus. The custom would have as much value as a knock-off, fill a void in my collection and actually be more unique than the knock off, since its one of a kind.

I mean, either way its not the actual exclusive, so there's no value there.


That's a completely legitimate position for you in working on your collection if you have the money.

Some people buy Armani handbags, some people buy immitaiton Armani handbags, and some people sew their own handbag.

Edited by mignash, 31 August 2011 - 03:40 PM.


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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:19 PM

Except the custom figure at least had $10 to $20 actually go to the company that owns the likeness and did the work to make the figure originally. A KO has none of that.

I should have bought an extra SG Rodimus when he and Megatron were selling for $120 to $150.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:45 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Aug 31 2011, 04:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Except the custom figure at least had $10 to $20 actually go to the company that owns the likeness and did the work to make the figure originally. A KO has none of that.

I should have bought an extra SG Rodimus when he and Megatron were selling for $120 to $150.

Randy


I seem to recall that a church run video editing company tried once to sell DVDs that had been edited to be "kid friendly" by cutting out the "R" rated material for people who wanted to less offensive versions of movies to show the whole family. This of course would be illegal, so they tried bundeling the DVD with a "real" DVD of the same movie, so you were technically buying the "real" movie and the edit was a free extra they packed in, and you were paying for the copyright on the original film.

Do you think if some KO seller made a bundle with a real common deco of a figure, and a KO figure that was a more expensive deco that was "free", it would make the purchase more legitimate? For instance what if they bundeled the Universe Hot Rod and Cyclonus with a KO SG Rodimus and Cyclonus?

Also, what if they KO was missing some accessories, like say tires and missiles, screws, and other bits, so you had to take those from the "real" figure to complete them. That way technically it's just massive "upgrade" set, not a full figure?

Edited by mignash, 31 August 2011 - 03:49 PM.


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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:46 PM

This really is unbelievable.

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:29 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Aug 30 2011, 06:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I knew there was no shame regarding the corporate level. I just wondered if there was any shame regarding the individual level.

Not, like, at the KO companies, no, of course.

But among portion of the fandom which eats this crap up.


Do you really think Nick Rocke would accept money from a KO company for using his art of Transformers characters on their KO boxes? If he did accept it, wouldn't that piss off Hasbro? Accepting their money might be taken as endorsing the KO toy.

Edited by mignash, 31 August 2011 - 04:30 PM.


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Posted 31 August 2011 - 06:19 PM

mignash I don't understand why you feel the need to defend the KO people as if they're the victim in this, but whatever.

I'm sure this KO will be popular with some.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:47 PM

Razorclaw is RLY MAD. And easy to troll, too.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:09 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Aug 31 2011, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
mignash I don't understand why you feel the need to defend the KO people as if they're the victim in this, but whatever.

I'm sure this KO will be popular with some.

Randy


I didn't defend anyone. I don't expect them to pay the artist of the art they pulled on google images and pasted on their box. I don't expect that that artist who made the image expect a check in the mail for it either. This however is the KO toy forum, where we talk about the KO toys.

Edited by mignash, 31 August 2011 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:40 PM

Has anyone preordered yet? I'm wondering if they charge you for the preorder or for when it ships.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:19 PM

I despise the fact that these things exist, and I despise the fact that people support their production by buying them. Once they reach the secondary market, people are going to get swindled -- intentionally or not.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:40 PM

QUOTE(Mouse_Pad @ Sep 2 2011, 01:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I despise the fact that these things exist, and I despise the fact that people support their production by buying them. Once they reach the secondary market, people are going to get swindled -- intentionally or not.

Those are my thoughts as well, though lately I no longer get upset at seeing new ones - I guess I've grown dull to the pain.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:56 PM

And here I was customizing one of my spare Rodimi into this guy. Looks like I may be changing directions.



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