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@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:44 PM)

Also, Albino Prime that isn't Magnus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:43 PM)

They made a toy that was IDW Starscream with an entirely Armada look.

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:53 PM)

Other than a change of gimmicks and physical appearance (i.e. Deluxe Galvatron), Hasbro generally keeps a familiar color scheme for the Generations toys. It may not always be perfect or completely accurate, but I can't think of a Generations toy that looks completely different in color scheme to how they should do. A quick l;ook around my room and I can't see anyone who is completely the wrong color scheme. I'd say the FoC Combaticons and Wreckers are the wrong colors, but they're not supposed to be the G1 characters so they get a pass.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 05:45 PM)

The comics aren't beholden to previous G1 material, and the toyline doesn't have a strict need to follow the comics either so...

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:40 PM)

And yet the comics are not damned. This is G1 Sentinel Prime, not Animated or Movie Sentinel Prime and so he should look the part to how G1 Sentinel Prime has been portrayed so far. An Animated Sentinel Prime color scheme can come later. I don't recall how important the G1 legacy of Primes (Convoys) is in Japan or even if they have Nova Prime, Sentinel Prime, and previous Primes. So maybe Takara will paint him as Animated Sentinel just because its what Japanese fans are most familiar with.  Sentinel Prime didn't have to have been a pre-use of the Astrotrain mold, indeed why even choose G1 Sentinel Prime at all after how long neglecting him?

@  OrionPax44 : (28 July 2016 - 02:02 PM)

Same here unluckiness. I bought him mostly for the Fire Guts look of the Titan Master.

@  unluckiness : (28 July 2016 - 08:38 AM)

I kinda like Fire Guts Sentinel Prime TBH. Though, I think the gray would have looked better as black.

@  Boomhauer : (28 July 2016 - 08:36 AM)

I would've been fine with the Bayformers 3 Sentinel colors, he looked slick.

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 July 2016 - 08:33 AM)

Same as Animated Sentinel Prime then, I bet he's a Functionist fundamentalist too!

@  Rycochet : (28 July 2016 - 08:07 AM)

Sentinel Prime's colour scheme is awful, they should have painted him in his animated deco, comics be damned.

@  Dracula : (28 July 2016 - 07:38 AM)

He's also orange

@  Paladin : (28 July 2016 - 07:23 AM)

kinda not enjoying my TR Sentinel Prime now that someone summed up his personality as "Make Cybertron Great Again."

@  OrionPax44 : (27 July 2016 - 04:51 PM)

Sounds pretty kinky.

@  Whirl Maximus : (27 July 2016 - 04:17 PM)

the wind blew the sun into the river. honest!

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 12:34 PM)

Sadly no orchestra for me, but we did have the TFA clip as well.

@  ChessPieceFace : (27 July 2016 - 12:17 PM)

I saw Weird Al at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, playing with a full orchestra. It was pretty special. And yes, Dare To Be Stupid! With an introductory video clip from TFA, no less.

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 11:33 AM)

Got to see Weird Al perform Dare to be Stupid in his set last night! That was a nice surprise.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 July 2016 - 01:40 AM)

TMW you see a bunch of people have liked something you posted while you were away, and you're like "what did I even say?!"

@  Bass X0 : (26 July 2016 - 05:26 PM)

Regarding MTMTE#55 being released early in some places, its okay to discuss the contents of the issue as long as spoilers are kept within the thread. I refuse to read discussion threads of comics I have yet to read to avoid being spoiled. I also find it pointless to go into a discussion thread and expect to not be spoiled if you have yet to read the issue (unless you don't care).

@  The Doctor Who : (26 July 2016 - 07:11 AM)

@Patchy 'cause people like how the kaiser rolls!

@  MEDdMI : (26 July 2016 - 05:47 AM)

I'm officially addicted to the Comics theme. Every other themes are dull and boring now, I can't stand to look at them for more than a few posts.

@  Broadside : (26 July 2016 - 03:59 AM)

"Beast Wars anniversary"? Highly dubious.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser?

@  zephyrX9 : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

the kaiser stole our beast wars toys

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 08:35 PM)

beast wars dicketeth anniversary

@  Locoman : (25 July 2016 - 07:16 PM)

My story begins in nineteen-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" because the Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles.

@  Telly : (25 July 2016 - 05:21 PM)

its the rye of the kaiser its the thrill of the the fight

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 05:18 PM)

Fierce Grape?

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 05:09 PM)

The Rye or the Kaiser.

@  tffan01 : (25 July 2016 - 04:55 PM)

watch?v=gyKOM3469_Y I've found this weird kids video.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:20 PM)

Doozer Sticks

@  The Doctor Who : (25 July 2016 - 04:19 PM)

Fraggle Rock!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Happy Pop (nauseating just saying it)

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 03:51 PM)

Hard Rock Hallelujah!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 03:48 PM)

Soggy Rock

@  Dracula : (25 July 2016 - 02:36 PM)

Tank Concrete!

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

the Third.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

Flint Chesthair!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 02:12 PM)

Sheeps Butt Ramsbottom

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:08 PM)

Fancypants

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:01 PM)

Biggles.

@  Summer : (25 July 2016 - 01:55 PM)

Jones.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 July 2016 - 12:08 PM)

Osmosis.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 11:09 AM)

Mayhem is, somewhat ironically, one of the least random parts of the board. I really don't know how that happened.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 06:34 AM)

Not even close.

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 05:51 AM)

What, Mayhem isn't random enough???

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 04:02 AM)

This place never feels random enough in that respect.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:10 AM)

I thought that was snarking at random strangers without fear of retribution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2016 - 07:22 PM)

Topic-specific threads are the main feature of messageboards like this, you know.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2016 - 07:21 PM)

You should ask that in the TFWiki thread.


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#1 newsy891

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

Hey guys, look at me popping out of the woodwork to be all needy! icon-arcee.gif

Just this week I've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Funny time to be diagnosed, too, after dropping 30 pounds since November due in part to living in an apartment complex that's pretty much a built-in walking trail and rekindling my passionate love affair with fresh veggies and fruit. So - on top of a heaping helping of "keep doing what I'm doing," I'm looking for some quick easy recipes for [fill in lean protein here]. I say "quick easy recipes" because I rather stink at cooking and have not much of a repertoire, and also because my first thought upon getting home from work is generally something like "I don't have the energy to do Serious Cooking tonight."

So... any cooks with suggestions for this non-cook? icon-hotrod.gif


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

QUOTE(newsy891 @ Apr 28 2012, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey guys, look at me popping out of the woodwork to be all needy! icon-arcee.gif

Just this week I've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Funny time to be diagnosed, too, after dropping 30 pounds since November due in part to living in an apartment complex that's pretty much a built-in walking trail and rekindling my passionate love affair with fresh veggies and fruit. So - on top of a heaping helping of "keep doing what I'm doing," I'm looking for some quick easy recipes for [fill in lean protein here]. I say "quick easy recipes" because I rather stink at cooking and have not much of a repertoire, and also because my first thought upon getting home from work is generally something like "I don't have the energy to do Serious Cooking tonight."

So... any cooks with suggestions for this non-cook? icon-hotrod.gif


Well I know next to nothing about diabetes, but I'd recommend looking into these.

http://www.laaloosh....uffed-pastries/

I remember reading on the back that they were a creation to be more health conscious, but I can't remember if it was because of diabetes or heart issues. Anyway, if you can eat these, they are really good. But I can't say for certain if they diabetes friendly or not.



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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:13 AM

If you're looking for quick stuff, then I suggest you get some of those grillmates marinades (http://www.mccormick...uctlanding.aspx). Whenever I feel lazy I just get a pound of chicken, one of those spice packets marinade it for about 20 minutes and then throw it in the oven for 20-30 minutes at 375. Chicken comes out nice and juicy and with little effort. Most of the packets suggest you use oil, but I usually don't bother with it. A little bit of water and apple cider vinegar seems to do it just fine.


For vegetables, I like to get a couple of green peppers and a white onion. Then chop them up and mix together. Add in some ground cumin, basil leaves, and garlic. Bake in the oven for about 20-25 at 350 (saute works too). Might want to add a little bit of water during baking so they don't dry out. Very small amount of water will do.

Another chicken one is cream cheese and chicken. Soften up some cream cheese and throw it on the chicken. Sprinkle garlic and basil on top. Bake for 30 minutes at 350

More chicken. Add cream of mushroom to chicken. Bake it.

Easy fish is just to get a pack of lemon pepper, sprinkle it on the fish and bake.




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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

Those Marinades are very diabetic friendly.. and contain tumeric which is awesome for blood sugar control. For veggies a quick recipe I use:

Fresh Brussel Sprouts and/or Green/Red Peppers
coat lightly in olive oil, and fresh garlic.. Season to taste
Roast in oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Also.. If you feel the need for potatoes or Fries.. go for the sweet potatoes kind instead.

Biggest tip I can give though is read labels.. and try to go for low sodium.. and despite its labeling... avoid "Sugar free" as sucralose causes bathroom issues

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

I did a lot of looking at special diabetic recipes and stuff when I was diagnosed, but for the most part I just make smaller portions of the same sort of stuff. It's worked out pretty well.

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Edit: Addendum - I got most of my benefit from simply tracking carbs and trying to stay within the 12-14 a day window (although I've since crept back up into the high teens). And as many studies have pointed out, any diet where you actually pay close attention to what you eat will have benefits, because you're THINKING. You don't need to switch to a special diabetic diet or anything, just avoid overdoing it on anything carb-laden (not just sugar, starches too) and go with smaller portions. A few things should be cut entirely if you find you can't have them in limited amounts (i.e. I no longer have non-diet soda, because enough to satisfy thirst is also a full meal's worth of carbs!).

One thing I did find made a good substitute even without reducing is to thicken sauces with milled flax seed. It's better for me on a lot of fronts than wheat flour, and pumps up the protein levels some as well.

Edited by Dvandom, 29 April 2012 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:13 AM

12-14 what, Dave? Exchanges?

Crypt: I think I would put the brown sugar bourbon one on everything. I'd put it on my salad. If only it didn't have so much sodium! I wonder if they could make a reduced version of that one? Those sprinkle-on seasoning blends look great, too, and maybe a little easier for me to control for sodium.

Thanks for the suggestions, guys.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:28 AM

A lean pork loin marinated in lemon juice, rosemary, garlic salt, pepper, paprika, and a bay leaf or two turns out really nice in the oven. If you're watching salt, go with garlic powder instead. I let the loin soak in a ziplock bag full of the marinade for about 2 hrs, take it out and then put it in the oven at 350 until its cooked through.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:29 AM

One "unit" of carbs is 15g of carbohydrates, generally round to the nearest half unit. A meal should be no more than 4 carbs, or 60-65g of carbohydrates, while snacks between meals should be limited to 1 carb (and you *should* have a snack, to keep blood sugar from dropping too low and to make it easier to avoid overeating at meals). When I tried back-calculating my typical carb intake from before the diagnosis, it was over 50, even on days when I didn't eat half a "family size" Doritos bag over the course of an evening.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:35 AM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Apr 29 2012, 11:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(i.e. I no longer have non-diet soda, because enough to satisfy thirst is also a full meal's worth of carbs!).

What about the diet sodas? I know they use artificial sugars, but I never thought to pay attention to the carbo load.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

There is no carb content in diet sodas, however the sodium content is frightful in most of them. Diet Rite is about the safest one out there.


Also.. another tip I can give for newly diabetics, is if you aren't already.. start taking a multivitamin with breakfast, and a fiber additive (like benefiber) once a day. Keeping regular is extremely important to blood sugar.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:49 AM

Fiber pills never seemed to do much for me, unfortunately. I finally found something that A) keeps things moving, B) is fairly low-carb, and C) is a filling snack: pumpkin seeds in shell. The main downside is the need to floss afterwards. Well, and the frightful amounts of sodium.

As for diet sodas, the main important thing is that aspartame does skunk out (it has a decay chain into formaldehyde, but will be undrinkably nasty LOOOONG before it gets hazardous to consume...and don't worry about it decaying in your gut, primate digestive systems don't result in aspartame becoming a dangerous byproduct the way rodent digestive systems do). This happens faster when it's hot out. So don't get a 12-pack and leave it in your car for a few sunny days, and do pay attention to the expiration dates.

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