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@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 11:58 AM)

maybe this new one won't take half a day to watch all the way through...

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 11:00 AM)

I believe this new Kong movie will not be as good as the 2005 one.

@  Pennpenn : (24 July 2016 - 08:52 AM)

You'd figure something like that would get a pass, some kind of grandfather clause since the name is already intractably established.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 08:15 AM)

"DS-1 Orbital Battle Station." That's the official classification...

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 08:04 AM)

now that Hasbro can't use the word "Death" on the packaging of their toys, what will they call the Death Star?

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 07:44 AM)

It's in the comic con trailer and seems like a hideous waste. I guess the show makers have no reverence for Doctor Who like they do Star Trek.

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 04:20 AM)

Which is the height of quality for Family Guy jokes...

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 04:00 AM)

David Tennent has done a cutaway for Family Guy. Don't get to excited it was a fart joke.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

"Micronauts: Starring psychic Peter Quill and E123-Omega".

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:16 PM)

Ooh, sounds neat.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 01:16 PM)

Yeah, the first was definitely the weakest of the three. Really looking forward to the next issue; judging by the preview for it, it's delving into Karza and Shazraella's past and Microspace's exact political situation.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 01:11 PM)

I was ambivalent about the first issue, but the quality stepped up in the second and again in the third.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:37 AM)

And yes, Micronauts is great! I enjoyed the first three issues quite a lot.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:36 AM)

Cave Carson looks really cool as well, so I can't be too saddened about that.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 06:29 AM)

I ended up checking it out, and it's pretty damn neat.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 06:28 AM)

So. Micronauts, huh?

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:49 AM)

Oh, it's only backups in "Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye". Still. Onboard.

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:44 AM)

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:43 AM)

I didn't think I was interested but OH DEAR GOD WONDER TWINS yesssssssss

@  Sockie : (22 July 2016 - 08:29 PM)

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@  Sockie : (22 July 2016 - 08:26 PM)

Oh man, Tom Scioli's next project is a DC superhero one. Superb!

@  siccoyote : (22 July 2016 - 06:40 PM)

Feeling left out?

@  Arthur Burlo : (22 July 2016 - 06:11 PM)

"about time" ???????????????????? :(

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:08 PM)

There was a shooting near a shopping mall in Munich, currently eight or nine people are dead. Three suspects, still at large.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:07 PM)

About time...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:07 PM)

So now it's Germany's turn to be the target of what appears to be aterrorist attack.

@  Nutjob R/T : (22 July 2016 - 02:44 PM)

Which is kinda... I preordered the new VF-2ss, and then before it shipped there was the exclusive version with the SAP pack that was only open for two days of orders. And then I got the naked VF2ss and it's... Not... Good.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2016 - 12:18 AM)

Yeah, Japanese online sellers seem to take it very seriously, in my experience. When you commit to something, it's expected that you follow through on it, and cancelled transactions seem to be frowned upon. However, I've never dealt with more courteous or considerate sellers than those in Japan; some have even enclosed a small gift item in the package on occasion.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:44 PM)

Nothing really happened, I just got an email saying I shouldn't do that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:43 PM)

But I ended up buying it later since it got delayed.

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 03:43 PM)

and what did they do?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:42 PM)

I've cancelled something with them once.

@  Nutjob R/T : (21 July 2016 - 03:27 PM)

AmiAmi is nice but if you preorder you gotta friggin' MEAN it

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

Yep, I ordered a bunch of Gundam kits from them earlier this year. The shipping was high but I had to do EMS due to the weight of the package

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 03:09 PM)

and amiami is a reputable site? this is the first time i'm using them.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 02:56 PM)

Oh! Nice. I guess I thought SAL was always untracked.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 01:39 PM)

Registered means it has tracking.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 01:26 PM)

Yeah it's just slower and doesn't have tracking...usually the best economic option

@  Benbot : (21 July 2016 - 01:07 PM)

SAL is just fine

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 01:06 PM)

unless anybody has problems with "SAL Small Packet (Registered)".

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 01:03 PM)

Okay, I got it down to 11,930 (£85) with SAL Small Packet (Registered). Thats better. £101 would be too much for two Deluxes and a Voyager even with better (IMO) color schemes.

@  MEDdMI : (21 July 2016 - 01:02 PM)

That's about 101.55 British pounds

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 12:58 PM)

Is 14,200 Yen worth it for Takara Skull, Hardhead and Galvatron with shipping to the UK from amiami?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 July 2016 - 11:38 AM)

I doubt anyone takes it seriously that Primax 1005.19 Gamma is indeed the original universe. That author comment is bound to be contradicted by some multiverse story down the road, anyway. Even Vector Prime in AVP said that even if it were true, there is no way for him or his colleagues to discern so, which obviates any substantial impact of "Elegant Chaos".

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 10:48 AM)

I remember my silly haunted toy thread, 10 people voted 1 star or so sniff http://www.allspark....d-transformers/ I don't believe in haunted stuff but I still made the thread for the lulz.

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 10:42 AM)

no, he left it ambigious actually.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 10:42 AM)

So someone already contradicted him.

@  Locoman : (21 July 2016 - 10:41 AM)

So really who can say

@  Locoman : (21 July 2016 - 10:41 AM)

But Vector Prime said that it just altered THAT universe's properties, allowing for the development of things like the Functionist world

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 10:19 AM)

I know he didn't create the IDW universe but he's the writer of one of its titles, that's why I said "his universe".


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#21 Agent X

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

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Guys.

Be men.

Don't fabricate stories or excuses about why you're buying ponies.

Just buy the damn ponies.

Be men.

WORD! So you guys can walk up to a store counter with a arm full of Transformers but can't order a Happy Meal? I even asked which ones they had. Had to buy another Rarity and Cheerilee after I got the full set.


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

I really liked the big BK heads from DOTM. Very nicely detailed, plus the two characters I wanted were also the two who glowed in the dark. Synergy.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:00 AM

I really liked how the Armada ones had minicon hardpoints and ports.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:09 AM

QUOTE(Boltax @ Jan 26 2012, 02:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 26 2012, 12:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guys.

Be men.

Don't fabricate stories or excuses about why you're buying ponies.

Just buy the damn ponies.

Be men.


Seriously. When frickin' Walky is telling you how to man up, you know you're a sad case. What are you guys, thirteen?

You're seriously embarassed by what some idiot at McDonalds will think of you if you buy MLP toys?

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(I thoroughly approve of Walky's earlier anecdote about overriding his wife and exclaiming that the toys are for him.)

Nope. But taking my niece meant I could buy 2 apply meals without having to eat that much McDonald's food. icon-fire.gif
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:10 AM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Jan 26 2012, 08:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really liked how the Armada ones had minicon hardpoints and ports.

Shoot, the Armada happy meal toys should have been minicons. That was a missed opportunity if ever there was one.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE(Corgsopal @ Jan 26 2012, 11:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Jan 26 2012, 08:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really liked how the Armada ones had minicon hardpoints and ports.

Shoot, the Armada happy meal toys should have been minicons. That was a missed opportunity if ever there was one.


This.

See my earlier post.


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:53 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 25 2012, 11:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guys.

Be men.

Don't fabricate stories or excuses about why you're buying ponies.

Just buy the damn ponies.

Be men.


You deserve the pony.

But you don't want the pony.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:59 PM

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QUOTE(Daytonus @ Jan 25 2012, 11:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
we haven't had awesome fast food TFs since Beast Wars/Machines.

None of the Happy Meal/Fast Food promos have been nearly as good as the very first McDonalds Beast Wars set that gave us actual New Original Characters with actually pretty neat minibot-type tfing toys. Loved those SO much that every promo since has been a let down.

The only runner up in coolness was Beast Machines which at least provided a resonably in scale Nightscream (how sad is it that he easily trumps the giant ultra one in my collection) and lots of inexpensive (though tiny) on model Vehicon drones.

I'm not sure what these could do that would be equally cool but I doubt they'll do it. ...I'm so bitter and dissolusioned about fast food freebies now...

Personally, I just want them (that is, whoever's doing a TF kids meal promotion) to do actual TFs that transform again. However simplistic. The last few promotions (were they all movie-related? I think they were. Another reason for me to hate the movies) utterly failed in even attempting actual transformations, focusing instead on stupid "action" features.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:01 PM

If Sherlock Holmes is a man.
And Sherlock Holmes chose a pony.

Then it follows that all men choose ponies.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:52 PM

hug everything about this.

Except the Transformers. Because yay.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:31 PM

QUOTE(Corgsopal @ Jan 26 2012, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope. But taking my niece meant I could buy 2 apply meals without having to eat that much McDonald's food. icon-fire.gif


I guess things are different here than they are over there. Here in Australia I just walk in, ask what happy meal toys they have and buy the toys seperately.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE(Boltax @ Jan 26 2012, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Corgsopal @ Jan 26 2012, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope. But taking my niece meant I could buy 2 apply meals without having to eat that much McDonald's food. icon-fire.gif


I guess things are different here than they are over there. Here in Australia I just walk in, ask what happy meal toys they have and buy the toys seperately.

--Andrew S.

Nah, I'm pretty sure you can do that here too.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:46 PM

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QUOTE(Corgsopal @ Jan 26 2012, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope. But taking my niece meant I could buy 2 apply meals without having to eat that much McDonald's food. icon-fire.gif


I guess things are different here than they are over there. Here in Australia I just walk in, ask what happy meal toys they have and buy the toys seperately.

--Andrew S.


It varies vastly from location to location.

Some require you purchase a Happy Meal for each toy. Some require the purchase of one Happy Meal with the opportunity to buy additional toys. Some let you buy just the toys by themselves for a slight discount. Some let you buy just the toys, but charge you the full price of the Happy Meal anyway.

So it really depends on the manager more than anything.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:01 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Jan 26 2012, 06:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If Sherlock Holmes is a man.
And Sherlock Holmes chose a pony.

Then it follows that all men choose ponies.

Carrots can't drive tractors. The Empire State Building can't drive a tractor.

Therefore the Empire State Building is a carrot.

(I often wish I could remember the source of this syllogism.)

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:25 PM

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QUOTE(Corgsopal @ Jan 26 2012, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope. But taking my niece meant I could buy 2 apply meals without having to eat that much McDonald's food. icon-fire.gif


I guess things are different here than they are over there. Here in Australia I just walk in, ask what happy meal toys they have and buy the toys seperately.

--Andrew S.


It varies vastly from location to location.

Some require you purchase a Happy Meal for each toy. Some require the purchase of one Happy Meal with the opportunity to buy additional toys. Some let you buy just the toys by themselves for a slight discount. Some let you buy just the toys, but charge you the full price of the Happy Meal anyway.

So it really depends on the manager more than anything.


Or there's San Francisco, where McDonald's is having to circumvent the local laws by saying that you can buy a Happy Meal for regular price, but if you want one of the toys it's an additional $0.10 donation to the Ronald McDonald House.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:31 AM

McPony toys are actually out in Hungary already. They only have Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie so far, though, and it seems Celestia and Cheerilee are not part of the line at all.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:21 AM

Well, I'm down with this. I never did get any of the MLP last time...

...I wonder if Cliffjumper will be on the TF side...?

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:01 AM

If they're going to do a red car in this, it better be Knock Out.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:29 AM

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If they're going to do a red car in this, it better be Knock Out.

Puh-lease. Knock Out wouldn't be caught dead at a grease trap like McDonald's. Do you know what cooking grease does to one's paint job?

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:45 AM

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QUOTE(Corgsopal @ Jan 26 2012, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope. But taking my niece meant I could buy 2 apply meals without having to eat that much McDonald's food. icon-fire.gif


I guess things are different here than they are over there. Here in Australia I just walk in, ask what happy meal toys they have and buy the toys seperately.

--Andrew S.


It varies vastly from location to location.

Some require you purchase a Happy Meal for each toy. Some require the purchase of one Happy Meal with the opportunity to buy additional toys. Some let you buy just the toys by themselves for a slight discount. Some let you buy just the toys, but charge you the full price of the Happy Meal anyway.

So it really depends on the manager more than anything.

Yeah, the one where I was living at the time would not sell toys without the meal.
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