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@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.

@  Paladin : (17 February 2019 - 11:57 AM)

The cow was slaughtered in the abattoir.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 February 2019 - 08:53 AM)

It's not a pretty name: abattoir is literally just the french word for slaughterhouse.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 February 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Giving it a pretty name won't make it a pretty place.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 February 2019 - 02:45 AM)

I do believe there is an aphorism about the U.S.A. and yogurt being different because after 200 years the latter will have a culture.

@  Maruten : (16 February 2019 - 11:30 PM)

There's another word for "abattoir"?! Honestly you people, "slaughterhouse" is a bit on the nose.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 February 2019 - 10:09 PM)

I learned this week that the French-style term abattoir is prevalent in the UK/Commonwealth in place of where U.S.-American Anglophones would say "slaughterhouse". Fascinating.

@  MEDdMI : (16 February 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Nonsense. Everybody loves all my posts.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 08:27 PM)

Or dislike them. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Wish we could like the shout posts...

@  Patch : (16 February 2019 - 04:26 PM)

Uh oh. Here comes a flock of Wah-Wahs.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 10:54 AM)

Oh, that makes more sense.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 07:31 AM)

Haven't given it to him yet. Not sure when I will, but soon. Wah Wah is what he calls any vehicle with a siren, and the little bugger just LOVES firetrucks. So I got him a rescue bot heatwave.

@  repowers : (16 February 2019 - 02:41 AM)

I hope he said "You've given me a wah-wah"

@  Dekafox : (16 February 2019 - 12:48 AM)

A red panda?

@  Rodimus Supreme : (15 February 2019 - 11:06 PM)


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@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2019 - 08:54 PM)

Yay! My nephew's Wah Wah showed up today!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 February 2019 - 08:12 PM)

BotBots are GLORIOUS

@  Pennpenn : (14 February 2019 - 07:07 PM)

A day best ignored if you're not the target demographic. Can be difficult sometimes though.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2019 - 11:55 AM)

Valentine's Day. bummer.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Or you could come to canada, where bureaucracy is a publically funded art form! So garbage and used condoms trying to make a statement about something or other, not entirely sure what.

@  Nevermore : (14 February 2019 - 06:10 AM)

We've turned it into an art form.

@  Nevermore : (14 February 2019 - 06:10 AM)

You think you know bureaucracy, but you've never been to Germany.

@  RichardT1977 : (13 February 2019 - 11:48 PM)

I think a better counterpart would be "society".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 February 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Sounds like the cobra effect.

@  Echowarrior : (13 February 2019 - 05:58 PM)

I think a better counterpart for it would be bureaucracy.

@  MEDdMI : (13 February 2019 - 08:33 AM)

Is Verbesserschlimmerung a change that was intented to make things worse but made them better instead?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 February 2019 - 07:35 AM)

We have a similar word in english "government".

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:05 AM)

The meaning of this word is: A change that was intended as an improvement but ended up making things worse.

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:04 AM)

It's a portmanteau of "Verbesserung", which means "improvement", and "Verschlimmerung", which means "worsening".

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:04 AM)

Your new German word for today: Verschlimmbesserung.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:17 PM)

Fortunately it's been long enough now that the possibility exists another label like Shout Factory or Arrow could pick it up and give it an updated release.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:16 PM)

It's the same with their Dawn of the Dead blu-ray, and several others

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:11 PM)

In Volcano's case it isn't so much a case just of amazon or eBay sellers... it looks like rather than releasing it directly, Fox licensed it out to Starz/Anchor Bay, and it's subsequently gone out of print

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 February 2019 - 01:28 PM)

There's Amazon sellers for you.

@  Telly : (12 February 2019 - 12:49 PM)

thought about buying volcano on bluray last night, until i saw the price on amazon: $135. the used ones arent much cheaper at $90. i know the 3p sellers can set any price they want, but come on. $90-$135 for a 20 year old movie that was only so-so?

@  unluckiness : (12 February 2019 - 05:12 AM)

GOt my hopes up there for a bit. Last I heard it was nebulously in 2019.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 February 2019 - 05:00 AM)

Nope, none for REmake or Zero either.

@  unluckiness : (12 February 2019 - 04:13 AM)

Do we have a release date?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 February 2019 - 03:51 AM)

Looking forward to RE4 on Switch, it will be my annual playthrough.

@  unluckiness : (12 February 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Don't call Floridans that. It's degrading to marine mammals.

@  Ashley : (12 February 2019 - 12:41 AM)

Oh, the huge manatee

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 February 2019 - 10:55 PM)

Anyone here ever been to the Manatee Viewing Center right outside Apollo Beach, Florida?

@  unluckiness : (11 February 2019 - 08:35 PM)

The manatees were extra eager that day.

@  ▲ndrusi : (11 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Maybe they accidentally got some editorial oversight for a while or something.

@  Shrug : (11 February 2019 - 07:03 PM)

And it shifted gears the season after, it's like there was a different head writer or editor or something one year

@  Shrug : (11 February 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was some random season after the cancellation that I thought was amazing, but I don't watch the show closely enough to tell you which one it was

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Aussie Kids Magazines. UPDATE: Now with TF Mega Quiz!

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#21 Esser-Z


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:39 PM

Mm, fair enough. I've seen bootleg used much more loosely as well, though.

Edited by Esser-Z, 02 July 2014 - 12:39 PM.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:29 PM



staring dog stares


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:13 AM

Looks like there's THREE possible toys with the issue. All KO's, of course.


I'm checking to get more info, and hopefully, photos.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:06 PM

Time for some more magazines! Remember how I said K-Zone had a more accurate guide than Mania... but also a much more cluttered cover? Well check out this cover:




Yeah... believe it or not, K-Zone *still* isn't the most over-the-top cover design. Without doubt the worst, most insane cover design belongs to the magazine called Krash. But... I'm getting ahead of myself.


Here's the guide I was talking about:




And hey... they also have a review for a computer game.


Sorry, "review". 




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Edited by Boltax, 06 July 2014 - 07:07 PM.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:56 PM

So... I guess it's time for a little bit of education. The latest issue of mania is out, and it looks like this:




In fact, this is what every single one of these magazines looks like when it's on the shelf -- it comes in a plastic packet with some sort of 'free gift' inside it. Considering Mania has a cover price of $5.95, I'm not sure if that "free gift" counts as free. I suspect... and maybe I'm wrong here, maybe I'm just being cynical, but I think maybe the cost of that 'gift' is factored into the cover price.




So this issue has a gift of an okay knock-off toy! 




See the Mania branding and such? This knock-off has come with many issues of Mania in the past -- recycling gifts is not uncommon. I've seen this knock-off at least four times before. This is just the first time I've seen it with actual Transformers content on the cover of the issue.


So... yeah... let's look at the cover again, in detail! After all, the last issue promised us this would be an awesome Transformery issue!




Okay, let's see what other Transformers stuff is inside!!




Yeaaaah... that's it. Damn you Mania, I hate you so much.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:35 AM

I feel like I know less about Transformers after reading those guides!


(They should have just had a blank two-page spread with "http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Main_Page" printed in the middle.)

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:06 AM



That's not what I was expecting.


That's so close to Henkei Wheelie.


And now there's MORE reports of Jazz being found too.


I don't know if I believe that though.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:40 AM

On the one hand, I want to vomit into my own rage, but on the other, I kinda appreciate their candor. "Hey kids! Bitter thirtysomethings hate this! Woo! YOLO!"

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:40 AM

Wait, they themselves use Bayformers to announce where the movie series began, then a page over add a not that the term was actually coined by older fans to be offensive?


.....Why are these people getting paying journalism work when I can't even get an interview?! :angry


Regarding the included toy- It wouldn't surprise me if there is more than one mold. UK magazines for the last two decades have been the same with freebies and it's not unheard of for one to have like eight different variations, with only 2-3 getting a photo in the magazine or a specific one or two appearing in individual stores.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:24 PM

Okay... the last Magazine for now is Krash. Krash is a dollar more expensive than Mania and is about a dollar more garish in its cover design. This issue came with TWO "free gifts". Including a knock-off Transformer (see if you can guess who -- like with Wheelie this guy has shown up on these Magazines many times) and a free Krash-themed watch! The watch band is actually a snap-band thing, like from the 1980s. These seem pretty common in these Magazines -- I got a Regular Show based one with an earlier magazine.




How much more garish is Krash than Mania? Mania came in a clear plastic packet, check out the back of Krash's packet:




And check out how much crap there is on it without the magazine:




This can actually be a pain in the arse, because when the person tries to scan the barcode (which is on the magazine, not the bag) they have to shuffle everything around to get to it. I've bought these things and had the checkout chick have to enter the code manually because the barcode wouldn't scan.


Oh well. Here's the knock-off:



And here's the cover of Krash:




Despite its protestations to not accept any immitators -- take notice that this is issue 127 of Krash, and Mania is at issue 166. Just sayin'.


So here's the first Transformers themed article. A vs. article (which are very common in these magazines -- in fact Krash has one every single issue) which pits Optimus Prime against Ratchet! Oh yeah!




Wait... that's not the Ratchet I was thinking of!



The final article is what the cover promised -- the Transformers Mega Quiz. And they weren't messing around. This is a four page article -- those are incredibly uncommon in these magazines:






--Andrew S.




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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:27 PM

That's so WIKKID, Andy.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:42 PM

Krash's toy takes all the fun out of guessing the mould breakdown. I don't recognise who that's a knockoff of though.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:37 PM

Krash's toy takes all the fun out of guessing the mould breakdown. I don't recognise who that's a knockoff of though.


Here's a hint: you got the name right.  You just spelled it wrong.

Edited by Servitor 2152, 07 July 2014 - 11:38 PM.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:57 AM

Ahhhhhhh, yes!