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@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

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SDCC 2014 exclusive: G1 coloured Dinobots w/ Ark diorama

SDCC Grimlock Strafe Slug Snarl Ark

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:19 AM

Hasbro Unveils SDCC Special Edition Transformers Dinobots Toys


It's another Transformers exclusive for SDCC 2014, rendering Age of Extinction Voyager Grimlock and Deluxe Strafe, Slug and Snarl in G1-inspired colour-schemes (sorry Sludge/Slog!). Click through to the article for more images.

The set is $160 and comes in a insane box that transform via magic pop-up book technology into a replica of the crashed Ark from the G1 cartoon!

Edited by Jalaguy, 19 June 2014 - 08:30 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:21 AM

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No, seriously, *&@%@#$


How in the hell am I going to get these now?


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:27 AM

Eh. I prefer the varied colors.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:29 AM

Well, good try Knights of Unicron, but I don't think you're going to win this one.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:30 AM

I pretty much prefer the TF colors, like how bright and colorful the mass market versions are.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:30 AM

Saw that coming from 1000 miles away. Prefer retail colors.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:31 AM

I'm still in a bit of shock. The initial price tag is $160, which is already kind of bonkers. I shudder to think what specialty stores will turn that into.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:33 AM

I thought the pattern for SDCC was one big set and one small set. These are both kinda big.(Price-wise at least)

(This one isn't big enough though. They're missing Sludge/Slog.)


I also prefer the retail colors, but there is something compelling about a group all sharing a "uniform".

Not compelling enough for me to actually buy it though.

Edited by Silent_Magnus, 19 June 2014 - 08:38 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:36 AM

Yeah, the diorama's neat, but I don't think I need that.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:37 AM

Holy jive.

Sold sold sold super sold. This is one of the rare instances in which I actually like the use of chrome, and the added paint details (or stickers?) look great. The translucent beaks on Swoop are a nice touch.

Edited by Strafe, 19 June 2014 - 08:42 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:38 AM

Well, Slog is black and grey and red at retail. He's pretty close to being classic colors as-is!

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:39 AM

I'm disapointed they went toy colors with swoop rather then Cartoon colors.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:44 AM

I've been trying to talk myself out of this since making those last few posts, but that Snarl simply calls to me. There are some bits I don't like here and there, but on the whole I like how these guys look together. 


I can certainly toss that entire diorama if it's a factor in the price. It's pretty and whatnot but I would most likely never even find space for it.


How in the hell am I going to get these, I wonder. Preferably without being gouged to oblivion, although judging from how the Bruticus set went that's bloody inevitable...

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:44 AM


I think this is a better look at Snarl's robot mode than the retail stock photo's sea of green.

He seems fine, but I'm a little worried about his wrists.  It looks like they're permanently bent upwards?

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:50 AM

Looking at his old deluxe picture it seems that to put his wrists in a normal position you have to leave them in Curling Iron Arms mode.


Which is... less bad than permanently upwards wrists I guess???

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:52 AM


Interested in getting TFSS 3.0 Carzap, Nacelle, or G2 Starscream for $50 plus shipping?  PM me if so.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:01 AM

Man. I honestly thought in my head I wouldn't be too fussed about these when they appeared because I don't really see these as the G1 Dinobots anyway, they're new characters. But that's damned nice. They look interesting and coherent, and irrespective of the actual Dinobots that Ark box is *amazing*. By far and away the best packaging thing Hasbro has ever done.


Lack of a Slog and Slug having a little bit too much chrome are the only downsides really.


EDIT: Oh, and being a bloody exclusive set that's not available through anything but scalping means outside the US anyway.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:03 AM

I want them, but not for $160.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:03 AM

On my god I need this!!!



I don't need the Ark though, so hopefully I can find someone that's selling just the Dinos.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:05 AM

The clear heads on Snarl and Strafe really make the set. If Slog had been included the price would be a whole lot more palatable, even if it was 20 bucks more.