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@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.

@  Nevermore : (08 February 2020 - 06:51 AM)

MP-5 Megatron removed.


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#41 Jenny

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:05 PM

Maybe the bio card'll shed some light on the white and purple one, cause I feel it's totally random for him to be simply Bug Bite.



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:22 PM

Hmm, I'd been assuming that Spy-Eye was just supposed to be a plain old Diaclone driver, but looking again the colour layouts don't really match. Is it based on some other Diaclone thing?


I don't think he's meant to resemble anything, just there because Shrapnel is.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 01:40 PM

Finishing up my Customizing class figure. Fun stuff, putting pins in TF's blows. Lol

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 03:08 PM

 

Hmm, I'd been assuming that Spy-Eye was just supposed to be a plain old Diaclone driver, but looking again the colour layouts don't really match. Is it based on some other Diaclone thing?


I don't think he's meant to resemble anything, just there because Shrapnel is.

 

However, even though he has extra blue, you could always repurpose him as Spectro. 



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 03:10 PM

Man this was a lot of work, but super fun!

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 03:58 PM

Purely hypothetical question, if you can't pick up your stuff tonight does anyone know when you could get them tomorrow?
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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:01 PM

Purely hypothetical question, if you can't pick up your stuff tonight does anyone know when you could get them tomorrow?

 

I assume first thing. I preregistered for BotCon '08, arrived that Saturday and picked up my stuff at the front desk.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:08 PM

What are the odds there would still be vouchers available then? Basically my pick up time isn't scheduled until 9 and was wondering if I'd be losing out if I just wanted until tomorrow.

Decisions.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:15 PM

Hard to say. Would have to look at the nbers and available figs versus Golden ticket and primus attendees. Back in the day, like7-8 years ago when I last went coming on Sat was never an issue for me. But I have no idea how this new world works. Lol

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:16 PM

So, for those of us watching at home, is there anything exciting/interesting before Saturday's panels?


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#51 NICK NEMESIS

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:17 PM

I'm in the same boat. It's a whole new dimension. I should be fine, right?

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:41 PM

Saw the ad for the souvenirs but wasn't allowed to take photos. They look really great.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:45 PM

Kay, so the Waspy's do have little Waspy's to go with 'em.



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:46 PM

Waspinators comewith four smaller ones. Each is gray and gold with the limba being black, red, yellow, and blue I think.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:49 PM

Man, the non-boxset ones are the ones I want the most (besides DOTM Megs). They're all so pretty looking.



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In the Botcon comic the Waspinator drones have smaller bugs inside that look like the Legends Targetmaster Wapibator that cam with Starscream.

I think the drones are paired with Waspinator targetmasters. That would also explain the higher than deluxe price. I'll find out in a few minutes when the club store opens.

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#57 Chip

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:09 PM

They're drones? Not named individuals?

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:11 PM

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In the Botcon comic the Waspinator drones have smaller bugs inside that look like the Legends Targetmaster Wapibator that cam with Starscream.

I think the drones are paired with Waspinator targetmasters. That would also explain the higher than deluxe price. I'll find out in a few minutes when the club store opens.


They are. I just saw the ad for them before being asked not to look at them. :D

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:15 PM

Yeah, I'm interested to see the bio cards for the Waruders. It'd be nice if they got unique names/identities.

I also really need to be put out of my misery over what the white one's based on.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:16 PM

Different photo of Galva Convoy's card, since Walky's accidentally cut off a bit of the words.

 

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