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@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2018 - 10:21 AM)

The restauraunt messes up your food, you complain to customer service. Complain to 911 when you get food poisoning from said food.

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Ugh. I hate people sometimes.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2018 - 04:00 AM)

I mean, white people are calling the cops on black people for random shit lately, it appears.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2018 - 02:49 AM)

It's not that surprising that some people freaked out enough over Youtube being down that they'd call emergency services. I mean, I've heard of at least one instance of someone calling 911 because the restaurant didn't make a cheeseburger to their liking.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 12:09 PM)

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/10/16/youtube-experiences-widespread-outage/ Just one of several stories about it.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 October 2018 - 11:59 AM)

*groan* Morons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:48 AM)

Yep.

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2018 - 11:45 AM)

people were calling 911 about YouTube being down?

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2018 - 11:45 AM)

....what

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:39 AM)

Apparently some people freaked out so much they called 911.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 07:33 AM)

I was at work when it happened I guess.

@  Paladin : (17 October 2018 - 07:18 AM)

disappeared completely up its own asshole.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 02:14 AM)

Youtube was gone?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 11:53 PM)

I actually agree with you MEDdMI, or at least be creative. x.x

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2018 - 11:29 PM)

Death threats are boring. Get to know the person, then torment them with stuff that really gets under their skin. *evil grin*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2018 - 10:18 PM)

YouTube is back!

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 09:55 PM)

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 October 2018 - 09:27 PM)

BTW for the three of you who haven't discovered yet, YouTube is down.

@  Telly : (16 October 2018 - 08:05 PM)

maybe this is that persons first death threat, and the creativity will come with more experiance

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Nah. Or at least not near as creative as some of them I've got. This one was a basic "If I ever see you IRL I'll slit you're throat."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 October 2018 - 06:00 PM)

was it at least a creative threat?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 01:07 PM)

Speaking of which.. Got a deaththeat today on an other messageboard. :D

@  Shockwave 75 : (16 October 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pidgeon; no matter what you do it's going to shit on the board and strut around like it won.

@  Pennpenn : (16 October 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Well, there is also the fact that the person you're arguing against won't accept the authority as neutral (or valid or credible) unless they agree with everything that person says.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 05:35 AM)

Never argue with idiots. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:21 AM)

Anyone who's ever argued with dumbasses on the internet knows how stubborn and persistent they can be. Dozens of people can tell them they're wrong, and they' just stick their fingers in their ears and go "na na can't hear you!"

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:19 AM)

Especially if its a bet about an objective truth. Chances are, you provide overwhelming evidence for your position, the dumbass won't accept your evidence or will just change the rules and then claim the money you allegedly owe him.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:17 AM)

I've just been reminded of a life lesson: Never take a bet with a dumbass unless there's a neutral authority accepted by both sides that will decide on the winner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 03:42 AM)

Peace was never an option.

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 02:03 AM)

The war between the cerapods and the theropods continues to the modern era

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:51 PM)

The parrot, once I stopped pressing the button on the toy. It might have gone on forever otherwise.

@  Foffy : (15 October 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Depends. Who won?

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:37 PM)

Should I be worried that my 40-year-old parrot got into a roaring contest with a Jurassic World toy?

@  Paladin : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

was the bride's name Sarah Connor?

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

A sawed off shotgun is fairly easy to conceal. Of course, they're also illegal.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 October 2018 - 04:19 PM)

Maybe they wear a really, really baggy coat.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 04:10 PM)

I don't wanna think about the body type where a SHOTGUN is concealed carry.

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2018 - 04:08 PM)

"If there any objections-" *Both sides pull out ridiculous amounts of weapons against each other*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

Someone else quips in the comments, "I have heard of a shotgun wedding, but this is ridiculous!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I saw a random shipost on Facebook. Evidently, there are people in the U.S. who have to ask wedding guests not to bring their concealed-carry weapons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 October 2018 - 07:09 AM)

Hey.. I tried to say that google game streaming actually works pretty good... Now if that's depressing, that's a WHOLE nother ball of wax. ;D

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 06:29 AM)

The box is being used exactly as it was meant to: for random conversation. If it's depressing it's because the group whom use it is neither oblivious or stupid and we happen to be discussing depressing things.

@  fourteenwings : (15 October 2018 - 12:27 AM)

I'm starting to feel like the box is being used in lieu of actual serious threads (not to be terrible but seeing this as soon as you get on the forums is depressing).

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

It's shameful that randos in richer countries pretend like it's not happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

Small island countries are already sinking below sea level and being consumed by the ocean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:28 PM)

Which is why poorer countries are some of the ones most worried at this point, I imagine. Wealthy countries like the US, Canada, etc won't feel the effects nearly as soon

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 10:05 PM)

Realistically: there doesn't have to be truly catastrophic impacts to screw us all over. Frequent enough storms will disrupt our infrastructure, which will hobble our ability to rebuild quickly and cause pretty big backslides in quality of life. I don't mean "oh no, I can't charge my iphone", more like "dysentery is as common as the flu because the resources just aren't there to clean the water anymore".

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

If no, then procrastinate some more

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

Well, the most important question: is it going to stop me getting some drive thru at McDonald's?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2018 - 09:21 PM)

It's kinda nuts seeing insurance ads tell everyone multiple 500-year storms a year is the new normal, but the general attitude over is still at best *shrug*.


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#41 Sabrblade

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 11:58 AM

I think I just found Action Toys' website, but there's something I'm confused about. The site has the ES Gokin and EM Gokin figures on it, but I thought those were made by some group called Art Storm or Fewture. What's Action Toys' connection to Art Storm/Fewture?


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:01 PM

I am buying the hell out of these.  I hope Cy-Kill gets his Tonka colors, too.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:03 PM

I just realized I might get a modern Tux out of this.

 

...

 

Mind blown.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:11 PM

I need Turbo

 

NEED NEED!


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:42 PM

 

compliment and steal accessories

You probably mean "complement," but yours is better.

"Hey there, handsome." *yoinks*

 

Oh man, and I'm rocking the English degree, employed as a librarian, and do freelance editing on the side.  :burn 

 

Clearly the coffee had not fully kicked in... yes, that's it...

 

 

 

So lemme get this straight. These aren't being released by Bandai as Soul of Chogokin figures, but are instead being released as something else by some Hong Kong company?


That could be the case, based on how they were in the same display case as that Steel Jeeg, but it seems none of the pictures gave a clear view of the text on the labes/cards, so it might not be 100% certain which line and company are doing these.

 

So it's either Bandai or Action Toys that's behind this, then.

 

I don't see a Bandai logo anywhere, so there may be something to the idea that they just plain don't own it anymore.

 

I think I just found Action Toys' website, but there's something I'm confused about. The site has the ES Gokin and EM Gokin figures on it, but I thought those were made by some group called Art Storm or Fewture. What's Action Toys' connection to Art Storm/Fewture?

Reviews of the EM Gokin Blue Jet credit any of the three and sometimes combinations of them, so I'm guessing it's a very close connection.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:52 PM

 

 

 

So lemme get this straight. These aren't being released by Bandai as Soul of Chogokin figures, but are instead being released as something else by some Hong Kong company?


That could be the case, based on how they were in the same display case as that Steel Jeeg, but it seems none of the pictures gave a clear view of the text on the labes/cards, so it might not be 100% certain which line and company are doing these.

 

So it's either Bandai or Action Toys that's behind this, then.

 

I don't see a Bandai logo anywhere, so there may be something to the idea that they just plain don't own it anymore.

 

I'm not sure how, since it's not like Machine Robo was a license to Bandai or something.  They created the line (well, Popy, but Popy was owned and subsumed by Bandai right at the start of Machine Robo anyway), so they would have had to sell off the property, assuming there's not some crazy Japanese law I don't know about in play.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:53 PM

http://www.taghobby....98-1024x915.jpg
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Oh, turns out a few pictures do show the labels clearly. "© Production Reed" is there. The Japanese text just says "Machine Robo Revenge of Chronos".

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:17 PM

Yeah, there's no way Bandai would be putting out all these Machine Robo at once.  I'll maybe buy some of these if they're decently engineered, but they look somewhat off, even taking the design difference between Machine Robo and GoBots.
 

Bandai has a tendency to display things that never actually get made. Soul of Chogokin Escaflowne is infamous, and they had a bunch if Super Sentai/Power Rangers mecha displayed as part of their Super Robot Chogokin line

As I already mentioned in the Japanese collectibles thread, Escaflowne was specifically marked in Japanese as being an item that had yet to be officially greenlit.  Bandai isn't going to put out something if they don't think the consumer response to it is good enough for them.

good enough for them is super strange with a bit of weird. there are many characters in saint seiya that collector would kill to have revised versions of, but they stick to releasing the same gold saints in  different formats over and over again. 


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:23 PM

I'm amazed a no-name company could've bought the license. Even if Takara didn't want it themselves I have to imagine Hasbro would've fronted them the money just so they could use the designs. Unless it's simply sub-licensed, which sounds infinitely more believable.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:28 PM

I'm trying to wrap my head around exactly what licensing is going on here-  Production Reed produced the Revenge of Cronos anime under the Ashi Pro name, who were working under license from Bandai, but can turn around and license out the show likenesses to Action Toys somehow?  That's a bit like Sunbow (if it still existed) licensing out the Transformers to Mattel or something.  I really don't understand how this works without Bandai in the mix.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:43 PM

It will probably be cheaper to get this new Snoop than the original toy has been for 20+ years.

Also, if this is based on the Machine Robo cartoon, does that mean a hypothetical Crasher would be white? Are there any other color differences in play? Did MR also do a color swap on Leader-1?

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:48 PM

This is the most amazing thing I've seen since MP Wheeljack!
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:05 PM

This is great. I've been waiting for something like this since I got baikungfu.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:08 PM

It will probably be cheaper to get this new Snoop than the original toy has been for 20+ years.

Also, if this is based on the Machine Robo cartoon, does that mean a hypothetical Crasher would be white? Are there any other color differences in play? Did MR also do a color swap on Leader-1?

All the Tonka colors (blue/white Leader-1, black/green Cy-Kill, black Crasher, etc) came out really late in the original Machine Robo run, but to my knowledge those aren't any of the schemes used in the anime.  Counter-X has the best info to check.

 

(I'll just be sitting over here with my Snoop while you check.)


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:18 PM

Well, that Cy-Kill is perfect in every way. And the rest aren't far behind. I highly doubt I'll be able to afford the whole line but I do hope to get a good few.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:23 PM

They look like third party toys, and unlike Robowang I don't mean that as a compliment.

 

However:

 

Tank was my first transforming robot toy and I would probably buy this one if it came out.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:27 PM

no Crasher... i am disappoint



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:29 PM

This thread is breaking ng my heart, but sufficiently preparing me for these to be some combination of unnattainable.
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:37 PM

They look like third party toys, and unlike Robowang I don't mean that as a compliment.

 

Not nearly blocky and randomly detailed enough.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:44 PM

I'd definitely be in for the more prominent characters. Glad I didn't buckle and get that 3rd party Cy-kill now.



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