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@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:29 AM)

ALso him messing around with the wait staff is adorable.

@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why I prefer wasting my time on the Kitchen Nightmares channel to the Hell's Kitchen one. He actually talks about the food there rather than increasingly colorful insults.

@  fourteenwings : (26 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

They know their audience; people looking for videos of Gordon Ramsay being censor-bleeped every five seconds.

@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:13 AM)

Gordon Ramsay likes the food compilation - 6 minutes. Gordon Ramsay hates on the food video - 1 hour. I love whoever manages his Youtube channel.

@  Ashley : (25 March 2019 - 06:35 PM)

Yeah, motorized flywheels have changed things a lot

@  Benbot : (25 March 2019 - 06:31 PM)

I'm big into Nerf. The blasters they make today are 1000 times more advanced than anything we had when growing up. There's a thriving modding community too.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 March 2019 - 01:29 PM)

Eh... they're okay. But unless you routinely end up with people who also own/use them (like in college, or an office where the boss buggers off for hours at a time.) they usually just end up sitting around gathering dust because without someone to shoot and shoot back: they quickly get old.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 March 2019 - 01:27 PM)

Hmm. I don't think I have ever owned a Nerf gun in my life despite knowing of them for my entire life and liking the TV adverts.

@  Ashley : (24 March 2019 - 11:08 PM)

a stupid discovery while looking at some nerf guns: they make toilet paper blasters. it's basically an automatic spitball launcher, with a little water tank and a reel for you to put the toilet paper on.

@  MEDdMI : (24 March 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Everyone is a little stupid in their own snowflake way

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 March 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Personally I have a much higher tolerance for anecdotes about Stupid Americans when they come from other Americans.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Australia is British Florida.

@  Patch : (24 March 2019 - 06:11 PM)

What other country has its own Florida?

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 PM)

Many of us are in fact aware that our country is ridiculous.

@  Arazyr : (24 March 2019 - 08:25 AM)

As an American, I have no problem with the amusing anecdotes he's been sharing. In fact, I've been enjoying them, and got no indication of smugness from any of them. Please continue. 8^)

@  The Doctor Who : (24 March 2019 - 06:00 AM)

Minnesota, but I think it's only mentioned in, like, a side comic or something.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2019 - 05:57 AM)

Ever wonder what state Carly was in after 'The Rebirth'.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 02:15 AM)

I don't think it's right to feel indignation at people telling you that Americans might also have feelings and you should consider them before squawking yet more things in the same vein.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Intervening? It's not like much of anything that happens in this box is prompted.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I suppose I would normally feel indignation right about now, but with you I am merely unsurprised that you are intervening in a conversation to express your typical brand of disapproval.

@  Cabooceratops : (24 March 2019 - 01:06 AM)

Nitefort x ]

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:50 AM)

I'm not super fond of Nevermore's habit of using the Shoutbox to complain about TFW users, but those usually seem to be things he's personally witnessed and not anecdotes that he only has confirmation bias to backup, so I can believe he isn't just being smug.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:47 AM)

Amusing? Don't try to pretend you aren't being selective by picking things that support a narrative you're building.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:46 AM)

Shield Agent: this and the previous anecdote didn't sound like you have any reason to believe them beyond confirmation bias, so bringing up these things compulsively achieves nothing beyond making you look smug.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Well I guess Fortnite sounds cool? Maybe it made more sense before the gameplay started to focus on the Battle Royale bit?

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

To be fair this is only a few days after your very comprehensive thing about St. Patrick's Day. Oh also I guess that thing about the Estonian currency exchange so that's like three entire "Americans!" squawks this week.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

Not that Nitefort is any more sensible obviously.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I tend to forget that it's called Fortnite because my 3yo calls it "Nitefort" so that's how my whole family refers to it.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I assume the name is derived from the fact that one can build forts? But the nite part is a stretch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

Hence I thought it would be an amusing anecdote to share as I am not a gamer, but other pop culture-invested people here probably would be, and thus perhaps they would have different relevant experience to share.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:16 AM)

In fact before now I did not feel "superior" for knowing the word "fortnight" because I was raised to believe it was a rare but standard term.

@  Copper Bezel : (23 March 2019 - 10:33 PM)

Eh, it's not a common word in the US, so ... like I sincerely hope no one's feeling superior about it but I wouldn't assume.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 March 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Shield Agent: What is up with your compulsion to bring up every anecdote that supports your superiority complex towards Americans?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

What I don't get is: what is a game titled "two weeks" even about?

@  Trpodeca : (23 March 2019 - 09:16 PM)

What strange people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 March 2019 - 09:11 PM)

Interesting. I have just been informed by several Britons and Australians that since the debut of Fortnite, they have encountered Yanks who do not believe that "fortnight" is a real word.

@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

https://discord.gg/jMPfJWk

@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 08:05 PM)

What is up sexy people! Everyone having fun tonight?

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 01:01 PM)

If they don't take it down or back off, then unfollow. At least then they'll know why people are distancing themselves.

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Call them out because if nobody challenges them on nonsense, they'll only sink deeper into their rabbithole of stupidity.

@  Benbot : (22 March 2019 - 11:26 AM)

When someone makes a deliberately hateful and dishonest post on Facebook, do you angrily call them out on it, or just ignore or defriend them?

@  Xellos : (22 March 2019 - 11:11 AM)

Dunno, I did watch Combiner Wars...

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:37 AM)

Also, nobody try watching last year's Stargate Origins: Catherine "webisode". My god, I've never seen anything so atrocious

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:36 AM)

Having watched the full decade's' worth of episodes during the last 4 or so weeks, the cult leader Goa'uld was Setesh/"Seth"

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 04:00 AM)

I missed a whole bunch of stuff in the Squawkbox. Huh. It's been a long week.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:52 AM)

That or Old Testament God with his whole nuking cities, random plagues, brutal pogroms, absurd set ups to test followers faiths, etc etc as a very not rogue Goa'uld.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:48 AM)

1) Spite. 2) I'm fairly sure at least one episode did actually have a Goa'uld who'd be hiding out on Earth since the rebellion and had been host swapping and running cults, 3) mostly yeah spiteful contrivance to see Christain groups lose their collective shit.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:49 AM)

If you don't take paypal, and the item isn't a local pickup (in which case Cash is acceptable), I'm pretty sure you need to have some alternative credit card processor you're able to take payment through

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:48 AM)

Technically eBay doesn't own Paypal anymore, but even so I haven't seen an auction in years that didn't take Paypal as a form of payment.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 March 2019 - 11:01 PM)

I was gonna ask "aren't eBay and Paypal basically the same people" but turns out that hasn't been true for a while.


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#621 Jalaguy

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:46 PM

So, I wonder how many of these will get stock photos in the press release? I hope, as 2015 product, the Leaders aren't excluded...

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:47 PM

Chromia and Arcee are Deluxes.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:47 PM

That's good news!


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:48 PM


So, two Leader Tank Megatron Decepticons in the same wave? That can't actually be happening can it?

I'm thinking redeco? Possibly alternate transformation, as well... we had a same-wave redeco with Fall of Cyb. Soundwave and Soundblaster, didn't we?

I thought that was Soundwave and Blaster, but I see your point. The same-name thing though.... from a marketing standpoint this looks like a 101-level mistake.

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:48 PM

I kind of wish Chromia was a truck or something and not a bike.  Thanks to Prime Arcee, we've got blue Deluxe femmebot motorbikes all over the place.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:49 PM

I'd be more disappointed about Chromia but thanks to Windblade I can't really complain.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:49 PM

Chromia was described as being an Afterburner-type bike (we've seen comic art of her with a big riot shield type of thing that presumably forms the roof), so at least she should be pretty different from previous bike bots.

 

So RID wasn't mentioned at all?



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:51 PM

Is Armada Megatron a redeco/remold of regular Megatron or his own mold?


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:53 PM

Chromia was described as being an Afterburner-type bike (we've seen comic art of her with a big riot shield type of thing that presumably forms the roof), so at least she should be pretty different from previous bike bots.

 

I'd be okay with that, I guess.  My main problem with Deluxe-size motorcycles is one of scale (yes, I know, stop laughing), so as long as she has something that could conceivably be considered a "cockpit," I'd be willing to accept her being a car-sized motorcycle.

 

Also, I kind of wonder if Hasbro is continuing their proud, unconfirmed tradition of pulling the rug out from under the 3P companies by focusing on combiners for 2015.  We did see that trademark renewal on the term a while back.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:55 PM

Armada Megatron is a retool. Could probably pass for a G2 Megatron with some part swappery.

Was anyone able to identify the 2015 Deluxe sihlouette?

So RID wasn't mentioned at all?


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:55 PM

He's a retool? To what extent is he remolded?

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:56 PM

And the second "I'm not saying it's Overlord, but it's Overlord" from Hasbro in four months.

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:56 PM

Man I hope Fun Pub realizes that Optibotimus is a chronic jerkwad now.

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:58 PM

Leader Armada Megatron, IDW Megatron with faction switching ability, G1 Arcee, and lightcycle-type alt Chromia... let's not forget more leaders means there's a possibility for a Leader Overlord. Man, 2014-2015 is going to be an awesome year for collectors.

 

 

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:58 PM

Man I hope Fun Pub realizes that Optibotimus is a chronic jerkwad now.

 

... beg pardon?

 

Also, good to hear that ideas for a new Rodimus and Overlord are at least rattling around in the design teams' brains.  Maybe 2016?  (Sounds like at least one of them wants to do Trypticon too, but I don't see that being in the cards for a while.)


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:58 PM

And the second "I'm not saying it's Overlord, but it's Overlord" from Hasbro in four months.

 

Say what?

 

 

Man I hope Fun Pub realizes that Optibotimus is a chronic jerkwad now.

 

Also say what?


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 02:00 PM

Man I hope Fun Pub realizes that Optibotimus is a chronic jerkwad now.

Also say what?

Optibotimus was one of the reviewers that Fun Pub gave advance TFSS figures to. It doesn't look good for them that he didn't respect the "no photos" rule during the Hasbro slideshow.

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 02:01 PM

I sincerely hope Windcharger isn't just a Tailgate retool.

 

Also, I really, REALLY hope their plans to give us the full set of G1 Insecticons goes off without a hitch.

 

I expect they'll pull a Kreon and the final Insecticon will come in E-Hobby colors instead of G1. :p



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 02:01 PM

 

And the second "I'm not saying it's Overlord, but it's Overlord" from Hasbro in four months.

 

Say what?

 

Twice now, the Hasbro design team has been asked about Overlord and stated they are "aware of his popularity."  It's probably only a matter of time now before he gets a toy.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 02:06 PM

Was there no time for a Q & A?


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