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@  ThunderWear : (27 January 2020 - 08:56 PM)

Think of it positively, maybe your face just has optional no-slip surfaces

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 January 2020 - 05:38 PM)

I have dyspraxia so use a electric trimmer, it's never smooth. NEVER!

@  Benbot : (27 January 2020 - 12:52 PM)

don't you hate it when you shave but miss a whisker and it bugs you all day long and you try to yank it out but you can't because it's too short to get a hold of but your hand keeps finding it whenever you touch your face?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 January 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Twitter's revamp is so dumb. Nowadays, even when I am logged out of my account, right-clicking an image on Google Chrome won't let me access a URL to easily get the image's full size. That functionality was so useful!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 January 2020 - 10:01 PM)

But when was the last time you saw a major retailer (since TRU) actually allot shelf space for a Transformers Titan? Or the Vintage Collection Poe X-Wing? There's clearly some sort of disparity between "girls" and "boys" toys that give companies justification to create $100+ items in the girls segment in FAR greater frequency than in boys.

@  fourteenwings : (25 January 2020 - 12:56 AM)

"how expensive they were" Tell that to L.O.L. O.M.G. and the $129 Amazing Surprise (I mean I guess when it comes to the toy aisle Power Rangers isn't a juggernaut like L.O.L.)

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:18 PM)

I think the big reason we didn't see the actual combining Zords at retail was because of how expensive they were. It would cost $100 to get enough of them to make a Megazord, $160+ if you want the Ultrazord. Or parents could just get the dang Ultrazord for $40 even if it didn't combine.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Because they are "kids toys" not "collector toys"

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 03:27 PM)

1) I don't have Target. 2) can't go into my walmart. I'm surprised Hasbro won't sell the toys on Pulse

@  Bass X0 : (24 January 2020 - 02:43 PM)

I dreamt my phone was ringing and woke up to answer it.

@  Sabrblade : (24 January 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Lightning Collection figures, the smaller normal-sized Beast Morphers Ranger/enemy/Beast-Bot figures, the role-play morpher and weapon toys, and the simplistic non-combining megazord toys have all been very easy to find at various Targets and Walmarts. It's only been the actual combining Beast Morphers zord toys (which are bizarrely being sold individually this time) that have been hard to find in stores.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Thought I do question Hasbro's almost reluctance to have the toys available anywhere.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 01:44 PM)

i've been trying to sell mine for weeks...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I hadn't opened mine yet, but from what I've seen, the general agreement is that the Beast Morpher zords are much better than Bandais.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I'm guessing if they're going to do anything on the level of Legacy Zords, it's being discussed behind NDAs at Toy Fair

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 January 2020 - 10:38 AM)

Lightning Collection is good, and they're taking their sweet time on making Zords that are better than Bandai's Zords.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 10:34 AM)

So, what's the general PR fandom consensus of the Hasbro run of PR so far? I pretty much stepped out of the community after I got the Bandai Legacy zords I wanted.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 08:46 AM)

that would require someone to BUY Hasbro PR toys...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 07:17 AM)

Well hopefully see some cool PR stuff. Wish BBTS sold Hasbro PR toys.

@  fourteenwings : (24 January 2020 - 07:01 AM)

February 22nd through 25th, I feel like it was earlier last year...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 06:32 AM)

When is NY TF?

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:43 PM)

I don't know about Hasbro's general policy but I know everybody was on lockdown for Frozen II, which included both LEGO and Hasbro. Plus, I'm guessing everybody is holding off PR for NY Toy Fair? Overall, it's best to remember that Toy Fairs are for buyers, not fans.

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:41 PM)

LEGO has been doing this for ages, including sending cease and desists when outlets get leaked images.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:42 PM)

And then they ended up selling off the brand, so I guess I wasn't the only one.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:41 PM)

Last time a toy brand I followed tightened down on toy fair and all the invited guests posted glowing reviews of what they saw, I ended up being disappointed as heck.

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:34 PM)

JediNews UK basically said they got a walkthrough of Lego's showcase...but were legally bound to NOT talk about anything, much less take pics.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:24 PM)

I wondered why I had seen basically nothing newsworthy from the event

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:14 PM)

Word is that Hasbro and Lego have their UK Toy Fair stuff on MAJOR lockdown. Full NDAs and everything.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 09:28 PM)

Seeing people say the $0.99 + $20 shipping item is cheaper than the $19.99 + free shipping item and getting tons of likes for it... I just don't know anymore.

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

if you havent already, y'all check your walmarts clearance aisle. i found siege six shot for $5. course, it could just be my walmart, but never hurts to look

@  Vexwing : (23 January 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Candlejack is going to need more ro

@  Patch : (23 January 2020 - 06:30 PM)

I thought you had to type out Candlejack's full name bef

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 02:46 PM)

I typed in the wrong tab.

@  Paladin : (23 January 2020 - 02:32 PM)

must've been the works of Candleja

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 02:06 PM)

looks like maximus wiped himself out mid-sentence

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 08:42 AM)

Disregard this.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:04 PM

So I noticed something a month ago that happened in March that had to do with something a couple of years ago, but.

 

I got into a fairly long IRC conversation with some folks in the GNOME design team, which isn't something I'd ever done with anything related to the Ubuntu project; hell, like three people invited me to GUADEC, the GNOME design conference, which is just ... yeah, not a conversation I expected to be having. = ] And System76, Ubuntu's closest hardware partner, has rolled out their plan for how to make the transition to the GNOME desktop. Their new default system theme is really lovely. = ]

 

The March update for GNOME actually implemented exactly the proposal I'd made in that IRC discussion. That feels good. X ]


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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:10 AM

I'd only recently noticed mobile Chrome's reading suggestions. I don't know if there's version weirdness with the older version of Android on my tablet, whether I'm just blind, etc. But while I wouldn't really expect any less from Google's creepy personal analytics, I've been pretty impressed by just how accurate it is. The article suggestions I get are about as pertinent as my Reddit feed, and since they follow me to Warframe and Transformers and things that I don't actually have as subscribed subreddits, it's simultaneously both an extremely lazy way to find something to read and one that actually presents me with things I wouldn't otherwise notice.
 
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and it wants to start arguments about established research with me on my new tab page make it stop kill kill kill
 
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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:00 AM   Best Answer

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM

Eeeeeexcellent = D


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 25 November 2019 - 01:19 PM

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Snake squirrel plushie.


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Nerds have always missed the point of the things they love in favour of obsessing over minutiae of the setting.

 


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Posted 17 December 2019 - 01:53 PM

Looks more like an inchworm squirrel. An inchwuirrel, if you will.

 

Also re: marketwatch lying that "nuclear energy is worse than fossil fuels:"

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 02:02 PM

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 08:22 PM

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 08:27 PM

take him for a walk you monster!



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Posted 20 December 2019 - 08:41 PM

is that the dog Fnu is dog-sitting? It's a little puppy.


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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:27 PM

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:49 PM

I tried giving my squirrels fancy nuts one Christmas but they prefer peanuts.


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Posted 24 December 2019 - 07:26 PM

do like pecan pie. X ]


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Posted 01 January 2020 - 01:25 PM

I resolve to get a real computer this year. Before I go shopping I need someone to teach me the errors of my ways.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 01:26 PM

Look at your current setup. That's what you need to not do.



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Posted 01 January 2020 - 03:52 PM

I know my first mistake was cheaping out. I didn't have the money right then, and time was a factor. So I got the cheapest one in the store and asked what's the worst that could happen and got a surprisingly thorough answer to my question.

I should have way more disposable income this year and there's no time crunch, so there is no need to repeat that experiment.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:21 PM

I know my first mistake was cheaping out. I didn't have the money right then, and time was a factor. So I got the cheapest one in the store and asked what's the worst that could happen and got a surprisingly thorough answer to my question.

I should have way more disposable income this year and there's no time crunch, so there is no need to repeat that experiment.

This is interesting because these days, when you buy something cheap and crappy, it turns out to be of excellent quality and design. Maybe this power of yours is a recent development and could mean that your body and abilities continue to mutate as you age.


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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:42 PM

Okay, so tempting fate here, but the cheapest way to get a decent computer is to build one, and nowadays it's a lot more user-friendly to do so. I'd recommend looking up pcpartpicker to build a list of compatible parts. You would do well to ask places like /r/battlestations for advice on building your first PC. You can ask us, of course, but it's probably better to ask in dedicated spaces.


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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:48 PM

Okay, so tempting fate here, but the cheapest way to get a decent computer is to build one, and nowadays it's a lot more user-friendly to do so. I'd recommend looking up pcpartpicker to build a list of compatible parts. You would do well to ask places like /r/battlestations for advice on building your first PC. You can ask us, of course, but it's probably better to ask in dedicated spaces.

Building his own computer is how Fnu ended up with his Pandora's Box in the first place.


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