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@  Nevermore : (23 October 2017 - 09:46 PM)

Not sure if it helps because I bought it from Amazon Germany.

@  Arazyr : (23 October 2017 - 01:19 PM)

Cool. Could you share the name and/or link? I'm wondering if I could use one...

@  Nevermore : (23 October 2017 - 12:44 PM)

Good news: Watchmaker tool arrived, I've been able to safely remove the pin, rotate the misassembled piece and reinsert the pin.

@  Paladin : (22 October 2017 - 06:22 PM)

i watched his latest Netflix special. hilarious & heartbreaking at teh same time...

@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2017 - 12:07 PM)

You know that Patton Oswalt knew he'd made it as an entertainer when people stopped asking him whether he was Pat or Oswald and where was the other one.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 10:20 AM)

He does lots of voice work, but it was young Oswalt in my dream, so I guess it was the King of Queens edition.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2017 - 09:56 AM)

I only know about Patton Oswalt from Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:11 AM)

We won because Ellen kept going up the other teams and telling them to not worry about their hair looking silly in their helmets.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:10 AM)

I had a dream I was in a team kick scooter competition and the 3 people on my team were Ellen DeGeneres, Patton Oswalt, and my third grade bus driver.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If you are looking to recoup some of the costs, I mean

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If it works, I might be willing to take it off your hands. I've been meaning to get one for customs and such.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:34 PM)

If that thing works, I can use it for potential future cases like this as well.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

Ordered a watchmaker pin remover from Amazon.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

No, bought the set at a convention.

@  Robowang : (20 October 2017 - 08:14 AM)

That's never good. Buy it from a place that will replace it?

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 04:57 AM)

Gaaaah, Hasbro. My Transformers Tribute Optimus Prime (from the two-pack with Orion Pack) has a misassembled part that has another part connected to it via a metal pin...

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:22 PM)

I just know they have the same ID number in the computer as deluxes, so the search feature on the website is useless.

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:21 PM)

No idea on price.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 05:14 PM)

Oh thanks. I just assumed it was a special item. Does that mean it'll be the $18ish the normal Deluxes are or can Walgreens price them separately?

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Before you go hunting at Walgreens, know that the Clone two-pack number is identical to the regular deluxe number. An in-stock listing for the clones likely just means they have deluxes in stock.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:49 PM)

I had met him at BotCon 2014, he was a vendor there. He was part of the group I hung out with at the day at Universal. Really fun guy, it's sad he's gone.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:46 PM)

I'm not sure if anyone here knew James Conan Gouig, but he passed away. Suicide, sadly.

@  Locoman : (19 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

TR Triggerhappy's shoulders are terrifying.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2017 - 03:18 PM)

Don't you hate when you join a Facebook group only to find that the moderator is a fool?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2017 - 03:04 PM)

CRAAAAAAAWLING IIIIIN MY BRAAAAAAAAINS

@  Paladin : (19 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

must've been out of Kandrona.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 07:09 AM)

Least it wasn't a weird scratchy noise IN YOUR BRAIN.  Or was it.  Maybe you found it after it crawled out?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 October 2017 - 02:47 AM)

Mine starved

@  Waspinator : (19 October 2017 - 02:16 AM)

Watch out for brain slugs

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2017 - 01:34 AM)

Got replacements, so yeah. Main thing is, if you hear a weird scratchy noise in your headphones it might not be static..

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 October 2017 - 01:28 AM)

Nuke the headphones from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2017 - 09:04 PM)

It's interesting how life gives you a good thing and then a bad thing. Like, just got my tax return and it was quite robust, and then I found an INCH LONG EARWIG IN MY HEADPHONES. AHHHHH-

@  BlackMax : (18 October 2017 - 05:50 PM)

I'm not completely sure what I missed but I think I love it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 04:20 PM)

The S is for Sucks!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

And the thatch-roofed cottagggggggggggges!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 03:30 PM)

BURN! BURN TO THE GRBURN! BURN TO THBURN! BURN TO THE GROUND!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of D N A!

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

YES, MY QUEEN!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2017 - 02:37 PM)

BUUUUURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 02:25 PM)

BUUUUUUUUUUUURN, BABY BURN! DISCO INFERNO!

@  Agamus : (18 October 2017 - 01:55 PM)

LETS BERNNNN RRRRUBBER!!!!

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM)

No, thanks. I'll leave that to his wife. :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2017 - 01:08 PM)

FEEL THE BERNNNNNN!!!!!

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2017 - 11:52 AM)

BERNIEEEEEEEE...

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I'm not saying they're the same. They're clearly not. But members of both parties do receive large sums of money from telecom companies. When it comes to net neutrality, the issue isn't solely bipartisan so much as it's Old Politicians that don't understand technology.  Republicans do seem intent on making it worse intentionally though.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2017 - 10:40 AM)

anyone who still says "they're both the same!" after the past 10 months is WILLFULLY ignorant.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2017 - 10:22 AM)

I'm not American. Should I do something about it or just ignore it.

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 08:48 AM)

I doubt we'd have a chance with Hillary either. Didn't she get like 100k from Comcast? Both parties are pretty dang corrupt. If only Bernie...

@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/


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#561 Broadside

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:15 PM

I will say that replacing most of their big names all at once was probably a bad decision for sales. But, like, lady Thor still sells better than dude-Thor did before he was replaced.

 

Also, I feel like Marvel's diversity initiatives would do better if they actually expanded their talent pool and used more diverse creators than The Guys Who Have Worked For Marvel For A Decade Or More.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 05:42 AM

Yeah, the problem wasn't making their line-up more diverse, the problem was that it started feeling like Marvel was treating it more like a marketing gimmick rather than a legit desire to diversify.

 

Like, when they did it with Carol, they were really just protecting the Captain Marvel trademark;  and while the book was never a big seller, it brought in the mythical new readers and likely is what started Marvel down this path, leading to Ms. Marvel becoming a breakout character and then to the new Thor being an outright hit.  But by that point, it feels like Marvel saw dollar signs and didn't actually pay attention to the surrounding circumstances of WHY those changes were popular.  So we wound up with, off the top of my head

 

Hawkeye

Captain Marvel

Ms. Marvel

Thor

Hulk

Captain America

The Falcon

Iron Man (twice!)

Quasar

 

All being new characters (or at least sharing the name with a new character), plus stuff like Iceman being outed.

 

Unfortunately, that idea loses it's impact after a few goes, and what felt like an organic growth then feels like it got targeted by the corporate overlords for mass production.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:29 AM

You hit the nose right on the money, I've mentioned it before that all art movements go through a cycle of a Renaissance, a zenith and a decadence.
A new art form is born, other artists add to it raising it to greater heights, and eventually artists forget what made the movement fresh in the first place and it devolves into a parody of itself.

Undead Scotsman's post pretty much describes that cycle perfectly. And we are currently in the Decadence phase.

Take 90's comics for example. The 90's didn't start out as the 90's it started out well meaning enough with breakout hits like dark Knight returns. Brought to a zenith when image was founded and eventually devolved into a massive ball of grim n gritty giant guns, muscles, mullets and pouches.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 05:49 PM

There's also bad writing.

 

America, anyone?

 

Also, Mark Waid writing teenagers. Ugh.


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Posted Yesterday, 12:16 AM

I dunno, I kinda like America...but I'm weird. I hated the whole "Batgirling" of comics, but eventually really loved Hellcat and others.


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Posted Yesterday, 12:31 AM

There's also bad writing.

 

America, anyone?

 

 

-=looks at PnR threads=-

 

I will not deny that America certainly needs better writers right now, if not just a total reboot. :p


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Posted Yesterday, 04:51 PM

Like, when they did it with Carol, they were really just protecting the Captain Marvel trademark;  and while the book was never a big seller, it brought in the mythical new readers and likely is what started Marvel down this path, leading to Ms. Marvel becoming a breakout character and then to the new Thor being an outright hit.

I would argue that it was just as much to give Marvel a prominent female superhero they could make a movie out of. Because otherwise, they've got, what? She-Hulk and Storm?
 

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Posted Today, 01:57 AM

Marvel literally has to put out a Captain Marvel comic every few years or so or they'll lose the trademark, and you know DC would immediately snatch it up so they can rename Shazam! back to Captain Marvel.


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Posted Today, 05:01 AM

Sure. But it can be two things.

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