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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)

*WAH

@  Rodimus Supreme : (15 February 2019 - 11:05 PM)

THE HECK IS A WHAH WAH?!?!?!

@  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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#61 unluckiness

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 07:12 AM

It's from previous open-hand figures.


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 07:30 AM

So, considering the exceedingly numerous examples of figures with open hands without breakage problems... Yeah, jumping, leaping, bounding to conclusions then.

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 09:50 AM

Is there an actual quality problem with open hands Arcee or is everyone leaping to conclusions..?


I got an Arcee with an open hand. It's terrible- part of the fun of murderous sword ladies is, yknow, the ability for them to hold their sword.

I've ordered another from a seller who claims their Arcees are all closed hand, so I'm waiting on that.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 12:19 PM

Yeah, part of the retooling blocks off the bottom of the hand, and the sword's handle has a sloped edge on the bottom portion. These two things together mean an open-handed Arcee can only peg her swordguns into her arms and use them like Prime Arcee, as opposed to being able to hold them like IDW Arcee.

It also makes holding either gun terrible-looking. Whilst the open hand may be less likely to snap, it severely impedes the ability of the figure to hold things..



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 04:01 PM

could the weapons be trimmed with a dremmel or something to make them fit?


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 04:20 PM

You'd have to cut very significant chunks out of her weapons that would be extremely ugly whenever she's not holding them. At that point, it'd be easier for you to cut out the bottoms of her fists, which would just make her hands even more likely to snap apart.

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 08:38 PM

...is Hasbro trying to get people to buy two Arcees and swap hands like it's a Marvel Legends figure? If so, that's all sorts of dirty and genius.
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Posted 10 November 2014 - 09:02 PM

Oh, oooooh, I see. yeah, those open hands, while probably not particularly fragile, do kinda suck for holding her weapons. Damn.

 

Well, I guess I'll take my snark and get to eating. =T


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:58 AM

So the closed hand version is the newer version?
Cuz that's the one I want: the one who can hold her weapons and punch people in the jaw and stuff~


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:09 AM

[shrug] This will be a G1 Arcee to me, since she's so different designwise from her IDW iteration. She'll hold a gun.



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 06:23 PM

Didn't he say in the video that the closed hand one was more likely to break?  Thought that's how I heard it?

 

I think I like the closed hand version better, not taking into account which one breaks/is more likely to break.

 

(Okay so I watched it again, I really don't like that guy's videos, the character he's trying to do, whatever, just makes them annoying to watch)

 

So the speculation is that the closed is more likely to break - why would that be?  Looks if anything like it'd be more sturdy.

 

What version are the ones coming out in the US?


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:32 PM

Round 2.

http://www.tfw2005.c...ml#post11919279
Walmart in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo of multiple Arcees hanging on the pegs inside the store, plus another user directly backing up the sighting from the same store.

EDIT: Another sighting from another Walmart in Mesa, Arizona.
http://www.tfw2005.c...ml#post11919687

EDIT 2: Receipt.
http://www.tfw2005.c...ml#post11919706

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"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 01:51 AM

...We're going to get another Waspinator/Skids scenario with these two (hard to find on the supposed release timeframe, appears in sheer numbers almost a year later) aren't we? :(



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:02 AM

haha...so Las Vegas isnt the only area getting hit with Waspinator/Goldbug/Skids/Dreadwing wave?



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:19 AM

Target loves them. Walmart loves the Tankor wave.
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:35 AM

At least they are out in stores?  lol.  



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 04:14 AM

Its true. Its taught me if I have patience I can get every body from a store.

But patience is a hard concept to understand.
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 12:22 PM

Unfortunately, I've learned exactly the opposite. I've had several instances where I waited until a line was dead and gone, and the ones I wanted simply never appeared in stores. And that's not limited to only end-of-line figures that just never get widely distributed.

 

The two that are jumping out in my mind at the moment are Energon Galvatron and Prime Airachnid. Never saw either of those in stores. Had to buy both online.



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:56 PM

I have had the good "fortune" to see both of those in store.  And at discount, even.

 

I have to admit that for the most part, anything that I wanted and that was at the tail end, I have found eventually.  But I do feel there are many for whom this is not the case, and I empathize with them.


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 03:32 PM

haha...so Las Vegas isnt the only area getting hit with Waspinator/Goldbug/Skids/Dreadwing wave?

Yeah, I've seen some over the the last month or so.
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