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@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

combine the two options. Grayffles or Waffson

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:43 PM)

split the difference- "Ryan" after the Titanium Ranger.

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:10 PM)

The second name choice is "Waffles", named after Goofy's gray tabby cat from Goof Troop. It's a cuter name than "Grayson" and the kitten is definitely adorable, but his colors aren't as close a match to the namesake as one of his sibling's colors are (said sibling is already spoken for, so I can't name that one).

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

The first name choice is "Grayson", because he's gray and a son, and I think the name sounds cool. It also makes me think of Carter Grayson, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, who was a born leader and one of the coolest Red Rangers.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

"Lamont."

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:06 PM)

I need help deciding on a name for one of the kittens. He's an all-gray cat but is also showing early signs of growing some black stripes in his fur. There are two names I've thought of for him and can't decide which one I like more.

@  Telly : (25 April 2019 - 01:31 PM)

got the second part of first gundam, popped it in and wow! picture miles better than my old dvds. other than the archaic animation (which i dont mind), it looks like it was done recently

@  Xellos : (25 April 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Aye, or at least the movies for Zeta, as they supposedly negate ZZ, kinda like how the Code Geass clip movies retcon some events before the newest one.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:05 PM)

i wish theyd dub double zeta. thats the only one im missing for the "amuro vs char" thing (and chars not even in it so...). but given some of the things ive heard about it, its probly best that they dont dub it

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:02 PM)

and im on vacation next week so ill have lots of time to watch all this lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:01 PM)

@zaku ive got war in the pocket on standard dvd already. amazon didnt have it on blu ray. bonus points to it for having character designs by haruhiku mikimoto. and this collecction is only "new" in as much as its new to me on blu ray. ive had burnt dvd copies of it all for years

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 09:44 PM)

Yeah, 00 was pretty good, and I recently watched Build Divers, and found it really fun. Got both limited editions of IBO... still need to watch them...

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:30 PM)

00 is also pretty good, basically a refined version of the Wing concept, and IBO is great.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:29 PM)

I'll be the requisite "Build Fighters is actually pretty good" chime in

@  MEDdMI : (24 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

G Gundam was the best. Horse mecha! Piloted by.... a HORSE!

@  ZakuConvoy : (24 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

I'd probably recommend tracking down 0080 War in the Pocket to go along with your new collection, but you might have enough to watch for right now.

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

G Gundam will likely always rank first for me, as it is the one I find the most fun, but 8th MS was great for being the most "realistic" of the UC stuff.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:17 PM)

the only other gundam series ive watched-which was also the FIRST gundam series i watched-is wing (and ill probly get that on blu ray soon too). i know i havent watched everything tied to it, but the UC is quite enough for me lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:14 PM)

i think 8th team is my favorite, but cant say why. maybe it has something to do with them not being newtypes. i dont particularly like that concept

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:11 PM)

8th M Team, 0083, and Zeta are my favorites of the original timeline. Have yet to watch Origin, but it is loooow on my list, as I never particularly liked Char. Quattro Bajeena was actually kinda cool, though.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 05:49 PM)

so i just did something insane. i bought gundam origin, first gundam, 08th ms team, operation stardust, zeta gundam AND chars counterattack on bluray...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Hollywood stereotypes, eh? Don't get me started on how sheerly unrealistic that can be, and how badly Hollywood loves to stick to them.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:44 PM)

Also, fun fact: To me, Dutch is the language that sounds harsh compared to German.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:37 PM)

Generally, nobody shouts at each other in Germany unless they're either a) morons or b) doing it for comedic effect.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:36 PM)

... based on an outdated way of speaking (I mean, does anyone in the US still speak like Joe Friday?)... which might also have been at least partially a regional thing.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Generally, many native English speakers' primary conception of the German language and its perceived harshness comes from Hollywood movies... created by non-native German speakers, with non-native German actors giving their impression of what they think the German language sounds like...

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:33 PM)

I might be severely biased, but as a native German speaker, I think the perception of the "harsh German language" is at least in part due to a myth created by Hollywood.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (24 April 2019 - 05:32 PM)

I wish I knew if that Blue autobot in the background in the movie Bumblebee was Blurr.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Blood is blue before coming into contact with air from outside.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2019 - 09:50 AM)

I had to use a whole ten percent of my brain to understand that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 April 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I think I saw a debunking of that like at least a decade ago when I still relied on TV for things.

@  Paladin : (24 April 2019 - 08:21 AM)

isn't the whole "lemmings jump to their death" thing proven false now too???

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 03:50 PM)

That's not what I had in mind but if that is what you would do in that scenario then that is pretty messed up. I would not want to be stuck in a perpetual loop of death. More like getting laid but that is just me.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 01:58 PM)

Happy death day to you!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 01:45 PM)

.... I would love that. To be stuck in an endless loop where no one remembers what happened... The possibilities :D

@  ZakuConvoy : (23 April 2019 - 01:43 PM)

Are you stuck in a Groundhogs Day situation? Because if you are, you need to tell the rest of us so we can take advantage, too.


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#41 Blacknife

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 07:50 PM

Because I was bored.

Huffer is Sabers Slender man...


Also I like the subtle differences...seems to flow better.

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 08:54 PM

Well, my preorder with TFSource is cancelled and refunded. Now, to wait and see if this guy's listing is restored to BBTS.


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 11:07 PM

Damn, that sucks about the cancellation, Echowarrior.  I've been watching my BBTS preorder a lot lately in the hopes that some status update gets made. 


Edited by Sciflyer, 19 January 2015 - 11:08 PM.


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:22 AM

Damn, that sucks about the cancellation, Echowarrior.  I've been watching my BBTS preorder a lot lately in the hopes that some status update gets made. 

 

Oh, I asked them to cancel it. I can always reorder from them later if BBTS doesn't work out.


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:43 AM

Seems the deco changes still weren't extensive enough - https://www.facebook...0341482/?type=1

 

It is with sadness that we have now stopped taking orders for Masterpiece Exhaust. Even with the changes to the bonnet it seems the tobacco company Philip Morris the parent company of Marlboro still do not like the fact a robotic car bares resemblance to one of their cigarette packets. We have been told in no certain terms that the product must be removed from our website immediately, yaaaaaaay :(
 
If you have any questions about the subject at hand please email [email protected] for more info. 
 
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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 20 January 2015 - 11:49 AM

Seems the deco changes still weren't extensive enough - https://www.facebook...0341482/?type=1



It is with sadness that we have now stopped taking orders for Masterpiece Exhaust. Even with the changes to the bonnet it seems the tobacco company Philip Morris the parent company of Marlboro still do not like the fact a robotic car bares resemblance to one of their cigarette packets. We have been told in no certain terms that the product must be removed from our website immediately, yaaaaaaay :(
 
If you have any questions about the subject at hand please email [email protected] for more info. 
 
Thanks! 
 
Andy


Now they're just being ridiculous.

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:00 PM

Lame.... Once he hit their radar I figured this would never pass their muster.


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:27 PM

 

Seems the deco changes still weren't extensive enough - https://www.facebook...0341482/?type=1

 

It is with sadness that we have now stopped taking orders for Masterpiece Exhaust. Even with the changes to the bonnet it seems the tobacco company Philip Morris the parent company of Marlboro still do not like the fact a robotic car bares resemblance to one of their cigarette packets. We have been told in no certain terms that the product must be removed from our website immediately, yaaaaaaay :(
 
If you have any questions about the subject at hand please email [email protected] for more info. 
 
Thanks! 
 
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You know what, just leave the hood or whatever it is that resembles the cigarette pack white and just sell labels on the side. Or just have people add them thereselves. This toy is too cool not to be released.


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:30 PM

It's a shame they made changes and the changes are still not good enough.  Makes me want them to just go back to having them the way they were.

 

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:38 PM

My bet is that if it STARTED like this, it wouldn't have alerted them. But now it has, they need to drop ANY resemblance not to set them off.

Maybe the Hyperspeed Wheeljack deco - practically two red stripes rather than a white shape - would be (have been?) enough. But, now at least, it probably needs to lose *any* resemblance to the original car.

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:49 PM

My bet is that if it STARTED like this, it wouldn't have alerted them. But now it has, they need to drop ANY resemblance not to set them off.

Maybe the Hyperspeed Wheeljack deco - practically two red stripes rather than a white shape - would be (have been?) enough. But, now at least, it probably needs to lose *any* resemblance to the original car.

 

At this point, as far as Philip Morris is concerned, I'm sure you're right. In legal terms, however, we really won't know until/unless it's actually brought to trial.



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:01 PM

It's unbelievable that TakTom changed the deco on this figure without having given PM a first-refusal look at it.

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:11 PM

Hopefully Takara can reuse the tooling for Slicer.

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:28 PM

Ugh.
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:35 PM

Hopefully Takara can reuse the tooling for Slicer.

 

Well, sure, if we don't want him to look like friggin' Slicer!



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:40 PM

I want to see some importer call their bluff.  What are they going to do, take it to court and lose their branding in the aftermath?  It's not like such decisions were kind to Chevrolet/Pontiac; there's a reason they no longer use a single chevron as their trademark.

 

Can you expand on what you're saying happened to Chevrolet/Pontiac? Sounds interesting, but a quick Google search doesn't turn up any information.

 

Pontiac doesn't even seem to exist anymore, as of 2009.



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:47 PM


Hopefully Takara can reuse the tooling for Slicer.

 
Well, sure, if we don't want him to look like friggin' Slicer!


I'm fine with that in this particular case.

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:55 PM

I want to see some importer call their bluff.  What are they going to do, take it to court and lose their branding in the aftermath?  It's not like such decisions were kind to Chevrolet/Pontiac; there's a reason they no longer use a single chevron as their trademark.

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this tobacco company is in full CYA mode. they were all raked across the faces long ago for marketing to children, so they're not going to risk having some local news station doing an expose during sweeps about this new toy out there that promotes cigarettes, then have it go viral because huffpo and buzzfeed pick it up.


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:57 PM

Eh, just get it off of Chinese people on ebay.


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:02 PM

 

 

Hopefully Takara can reuse the tooling for Slicer.

 
Well, sure, if we don't want him to look like friggin' Slicer!


I'm fine with that in this particular case.

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