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@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 02:03 AM)

The war between the cerapods and the theropods continues to the modern era

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:51 PM)

The parrot, once I stopped pressing the button on the toy. It might have gone on forever otherwise.

@  Foffy : (15 October 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Depends. Who won?

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:37 PM)

Should I be worried that my 40-year-old parrot got into a roaring contest with a Jurassic World toy?

@  Paladin : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

was the bride's name Sarah Connor?

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

A sawed off shotgun is fairly easy to conceal. Of course, they're also illegal.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 October 2018 - 04:19 PM)

Maybe they wear a really, really baggy coat.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 04:10 PM)

I don't wanna think about the body type where a SHOTGUN is concealed carry.

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2018 - 04:08 PM)

"If there any objections-" *Both sides pull out ridiculous amounts of weapons against each other*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

Someone else quips in the comments, "I have heard of a shotgun wedding, but this is ridiculous!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I saw a random shipost on Facebook. Evidently, there are people in the U.S. who have to ask wedding guests not to bring their concealed-carry weapons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 October 2018 - 07:09 AM)

Hey.. I tried to say that google game streaming actually works pretty good... Now if that's depressing, that's a WHOLE nother ball of wax. ;D

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 06:29 AM)

The box is being used exactly as it was meant to: for random conversation. If it's depressing it's because the group whom use it is neither oblivious or stupid and we happen to be discussing depressing things.

@  fourteenwings : (15 October 2018 - 12:27 AM)

I'm starting to feel like the box is being used in lieu of actual serious threads (not to be terrible but seeing this as soon as you get on the forums is depressing).

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

It's shameful that randos in richer countries pretend like it's not happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

Small island countries are already sinking below sea level and being consumed by the ocean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:28 PM)

Which is why poorer countries are some of the ones most worried at this point, I imagine. Wealthy countries like the US, Canada, etc won't feel the effects nearly as soon

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 10:05 PM)

Realistically: there doesn't have to be truly catastrophic impacts to screw us all over. Frequent enough storms will disrupt our infrastructure, which will hobble our ability to rebuild quickly and cause pretty big backslides in quality of life. I don't mean "oh no, I can't charge my iphone", more like "dysentery is as common as the flu because the resources just aren't there to clean the water anymore".

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

If no, then procrastinate some more

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

Well, the most important question: is it going to stop me getting some drive thru at McDonald's?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2018 - 09:21 PM)

It's kinda nuts seeing insurance ads tell everyone multiple 500-year storms a year is the new normal, but the general attitude over is still at best *shrug*.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 October 2018 - 08:18 PM)

Sad thing is... Boomers are still leaving their vile taint on a lot of the younger generation.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

Certainly the boomers won't live to see it, and they're the worst generation for not giving a shit

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

We're seeing some of it, yeah, but very likely all the truly catastrophic impacts will hit once most of us are dead

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 07:46 PM)

Stupid thing is: We ARE seeing results in our lifetime, but it's still slow enough that we, as a culture, are willing to ignore it despite what the scientists are saying.

@  MEDdMI : (14 October 2018 - 07:41 PM)

Captain Planet we need you

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 07:30 PM)

As long as nothing interrupts their morning latte and consumer-driven lifestyles, they're good

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 07:26 PM)

Because humans are notoriously bad at caring about things they don't see happening within their lifetimes

@  Shrug : (14 October 2018 - 06:09 PM)

And no one else in my class cared. None of my teachers cared. My parents didn't care.

@  Shrug : (14 October 2018 - 06:08 PM)

One of my more frustrating memories regarding Climate Change is from when I was in 2nd grade in 1996. My poor redneck middle-of-nowhere school had a decade old science textbook written so a 2nd grader could read it and it had enough about the impending Global Warming that I was worried as a 6 year old.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 04:45 PM)

Plus a MUCH higher chance of lake effect snow: since milder means the great lakes will take that much longer to freeze over.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 04:07 PM)

Eh, really does depend on what you look for in winter. "Milder" also usually means "wetter", so... you know, MORE snow to deal with.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 02:01 PM)

It was unusually warm here as well, until 2 or 3 days ago. The temperature's a little more seasonal, now. They are predicting a milder winter than usual this year, which for Canada isn't such bad news

@  Nevermore : (14 October 2018 - 01:51 PM)

"Global warming is a myth" my ass. It's the middle of October, and summer is back in full swing. What the hell.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 October 2018 - 08:30 AM)

I can't remember the last time I used a gif avatar here

@  Waspinator : (14 October 2018 - 02:52 AM)

did something change about how avatars work here? I had a GIF as one and I can't get a new one to work

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2018 - 01:14 AM)

My vice is plastic. Once when I was cashiering at a grocery store I sold a lady three cartons of cigarettes and it came to over 80 bucks. I had just bought Brave Max and thought at least I wasn't going to go out and burn the thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 October 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Well, their going to TRY to make money off it. I suspect that price point and convenience will continue to drive the black market over the legal stuff.

@  Pennpenn : (13 October 2018 - 05:21 PM)

I'd say the "make money off it" makes them less likely to even try. And things like Prohibition gives them an excuse as though club-fistedly banning something is the only way to deal with a problem since they're willingly incapable of nuance or patience.

@  TM2-Megatron : (13 October 2018 - 05:05 PM)

My only vice is blu-rays; lots and lots of them

@  TM2-Megatron : (13 October 2018 - 05:05 PM)

None of it will be my money; personally I've only tried pot once (and that was at a family party, and the brownies were made by my aunt, lol), and though it was enjoyable enough, I've never been inclined to try it again

@  TM2-Megatron : (13 October 2018 - 05:03 PM)

I'm sure they'll make a ton of money on it, and I'm equally sure nobody will ever be able to figure out where it went once it evaporates

@  wonko the sane? : (13 October 2018 - 05:01 PM)

Not aimed at you megs, at pennpenn.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 October 2018 - 05:01 PM)

Why? Legalization is the just the government admitting they CAN'T deal with something, and since they can't ban it: would rather make money off it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (13 October 2018 - 05:00 PM)

On the war on drugs thing, I drove down to Niagara Falls/Buffalo today to pick up some packages and do some shopping, and as I was on the highway getting close to Whirlpool Bridge, there's a new big electronic construction sign in the middle of the road that says "No cannabis at the US border", I assume due to the coming legalization on Friday

@  Pennpenn : (13 October 2018 - 04:57 PM)

i get that just up and banning it isn't going to work, also see the "War on Drugs" for another course on that path. But is something that should be gotten rid of. It's something that governments should treat as the health issue it is, rather than a big ol' money pot.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 October 2018 - 01:20 PM)

So, I have to eat my words. The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey streaming version works very well.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 October 2018 - 11:44 AM)

There's also the fact that we know outright prohibition doesn't work. It was tried with alcohol and that was a disaster, and it's the reason marijuana is becoming legal in more places.

@  Cybersnark : (13 October 2018 - 09:41 AM)

Toronto is just as bad, thanks to everyone assuming that vaping ("it's healthy") and marijuana ("it's legal") don't count as smoking.

@  Shrug : (13 October 2018 - 09:32 AM)

Last time I saw data about it, all but two states in the US have decreased smoking consistently for several decades. Except two that both still smoke like it's the 1970s and I happen to live in one of them.


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Masterpiece Convoy, Starscream, Lambor, and Alert Getting Re-Released in Japan Next Year?


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:19 AM

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Seems that way.  All of these figures have been re-released or are getting re-released in other Asian countries (China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, etc).  But short of Convoy, none of these have been re-released in Japan (which is what this listing seems to be for).

 

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:15 AM

Seems strange that MP-10 is scheduled last out of all these.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:18 AM

Shame that a fixed Rodimus isn't up there. Finding one is getting ridiculously pricey on top of already being problematic due to the QC issues.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:13 PM

BBTS has had a preorder for a fall rerelease of Alert for a while now... so that wouldn't be this Japanese rerelease, and instead an Asian one?

If so I might wait for this one considering the QC quirks I've read about with the Asian rerelease of Lambor. ( > ~ < )
But if this version of Convoy isn't too expensive, and Hasbro still doesn't rerelease him in proper colors, than I'm going to have to get it. It's so painful seeing how awesome the MP-10 mold is but not owning one!


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:18 PM

Seems strange that MP-10 is scheduled last out of all these.

 

Easier to get a factory run lined up for toys that have been produced more recently and can be made quicker as they're smaller?



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:51 PM

Seems strange that MP-10 is scheduled last out of all these.

 

Perhaps because it's meant to coincide with a yet to be announced new mold MP Megatron?  :D  One can hope. 

 

Or more likely because EVA-01 and Bathing Ape versions are coming, and they want to give the mold a break after they're done?

 

Shame that a fixed Rodimus isn't up there. Finding one is getting ridiculously pricey on top of already being problematic due to the QC issues.

 

Well a fixed one was released when MP-10 first came out.  I own it.

 

I would think they'd possibly re-release him again around the time MP Magnus comes out, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

 

BBTS has had a preorder for a fall rerelease of Alert for a while now... so that wouldn't be this Japanese rerelease, and instead an Asian one?
 

The one coming out this Fall is likely Asia and the one next year Japanese.

 

The only re-releases TakaraTomy Japan has done recently was MP-9 when MP-10 came out, MP-10 when MP-12 came out, and MP-13 when MP-16 came out.   All the others are Hasbro Asia releases under the TakaraTomy banner.

 

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:00 PM

Well, this gives those who missed out on MP-10 and the Hasbro version (and didn't want the "Year of the Horse" version) another chance to get it.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:57 PM

ALL of the Rodimus' releases are problematic.

 

I'd rather they just do a new mold.

 

Might be in for a Starscream.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:40 PM

Indeed.  Is there a tentative release date for these?  I might shuffle some funds around if it doesn't lay out so well.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:42 PM

The image in the first post has the year and month.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:45 PM

So it does. 



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 04:22 PM

Isn't this a re-re-release? Several of these have already had another run this year/late last year. MP-10 got a stand, MP-12 got a new face, I know MP-14 got another release, and I've seen a bunch of recent "yay, I finally got MP-11!" posts on other boards.



#13 Powered Convoy

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 08:39 PM

Yeah in Asia (China, Malaysia, etc). These are apparently for Japan.


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 08:45 PM

Lambor got a new face in Asia? What's different about it? Is it any different from Alert's and Tigertrack's face?


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 10:23 PM

No, IIRC that "new face" Lambor is a KO, with Alert's face. No Lamborghini hologram sticker on the box and quality is a bit off as well.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 03:05 PM

There's also a new official Asian re-release of Lambor that came out, and it has slightly better paint application on the red (yay!), but now features a slightly crooked Autobot symbol, Alert's face, and something is slightly different with the black paint near the headlights but I can't remember if it was more or less or whatever. But it's minor.

 

I was interested in that rerelease back when BBTS first listed it as being improved, but since it's been release they've removed that little blurb from their order page. Whoops.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 03:46 PM

They did release an improved version! It had a new black paint job and some nifty stickers as well!


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