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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.


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#21 Confuzor

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:04 PM

Man.  The news I have seen is just that they are making Thundercats figures in the scale of MotU (about the original scale, a little smaller) and this thread has turned it into a subscription service and the toys will all be terrible.

No one's actually complained about the toys themselves tho, just some saltiness regarding MattyCollector.
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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:18 PM

Eh, there'll still be complaints.  Like how the Ghostbusters were all released on the same body sculpt, despite the actors' physical differences, or how they actually wore their uniforms (pants tucked/not tucked in boots).  Or how the particle stream effects pieces didn't come with the original basic releases, so if you wanted them, you had to double-dip on some otherwise insignificantly different set.

 

Watch the first Lion-O release to come with the Sword of Omens only in its dagger form or something stupid, forcing you to buy a later figure for the real deal.

 

It's an unsettling pattern of disrespect the company continually shows its "fans".  That little snot of a mascot they use for their fansite is hilariously appropriate to their apparent attitude.  I personally cannot fathom why anyone would hand money to the little punk.

 

They've frankly got a long way to go in order to earn any form of respect and/or trust, given the long history of shenanigans they've pulled on collectors.  Some of their antics would be excusable at retailer level (like doling out additional accessories for rereleases/variants), but not at exclusive, online-only, for-the-fans double price level.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:51 PM

Man.  The news I have seen is just that they are making Thundercats figures in the scale of MotU (about the original scale, a little smaller) and this thread has turned it into a subscription service and the toys will all be terrible.

Yep - Mattel has a well-earned reputation. That doesn't mean we aren't all hoping to be wrong!


 
 
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#24 Confuzor

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:08 PM

Eh, there'll still be complaints.  Like how the Ghostbusters were all released on the same body sculpt, despite the actors' physical differences, or how they actually wore their uniforms (pants tucked/not tucked in boots).  

The Venkman I have has is pants not tucked into his boots (tho he is slimed. that kinda bugged me)



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:20 PM

Yeah, reused body or not, they did always get his pant legs right.
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#26 mx-01 archon

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:30 PM

Maybe I'm misinformed on that count, then.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 11:40 AM

Eh, I must say I am not happy with the news. I care absolutely nothing for the old show - if they made toys of the awesome designs of the new show, then I'd be interested. Otherwise this is another overpriced deluxe line like the MOTU one to milk the franchise from the pockets of a minority of hardcore fans.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 02:22 PM

Here's hoping to be wrong because the 4H do a great job sculpting; a MOTUC-style redux of the Tcats will look amazing, it's just the act of getting them that will suuuuuuuuck.


 
 
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#29 Confuzor

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 03:01 PM

http://toynewsi.com/...art=60&sl=24997

 

Lion-O

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Jackalman
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Decrepit Mumm-Ra (Sub exclusive)
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#30 Dake

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 04:17 PM

All but the first link are Not Found/Forbidden.

 

Anyway, I knew they'd look great.


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#31 Confuzor

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 05:02 PM

Yeah, forget that noise.

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(Can't Unsee: Lion-O's rockin some knarly mooseknuckle)


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 05:22 PM

I like the Mumm-ra, but I can do without Liono and Jackalman.  And honestly, I know what I said before, but I've seen pictures now and...if you can't make Thundercats that *I* would buy, you've done a terrible job.  I don't know where you will find a readier market than me.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 06:40 PM

I like the Mumm-ra, but I can do without Liono and Jackalman.  And honestly, I know what I said before, but I've seen pictures now and...if you can't make Thundercats that *I* would buy, you've done a terrible job.  I don't know where you will find a readier market than me.


Maybe me...though none of those really excite me. Let's see what happens if they get around to Cheetara or Pumyra.
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Posted 10 July 2015 - 08:59 PM

I like the Mumm-ra, but I can do without Liono and Jackalman.  And honestly, I know what I said before, but I've seen pictures now and...if you can't make Thundercats that *I* would buy, you've done a terrible job.  I don't know where you will find a readier market than me.

 

Out of genuine curiosity, what are you looking for in a Thundercats "Classic" line?


 
 
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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:08 PM

In my mind, Thundercats aren't He-Man.

The squat, muscle-bound disproportion of the MOTU bucks simply doesn't result in the kind of feline forms that I would like for Thundercats. Lion-O is a tall dude with long legs. This toy is not that.

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:50 PM

 

I like the Mumm-ra, but I can do without Liono and Jackalman.  And honestly, I know what I said before, but I've seen pictures now and...if you can't make Thundercats that *I* would buy, you've done a terrible job.  I don't know where you will find a readier market than me.

 

Out of genuine curiosity, what are you looking for in a Thundercats "Classic" line?

 

 

Something not so ugly.  A 10-year-old made that Liono out of PlayDoh.  I think the eyebrows are the worst, but the hair on him and Jackalman looks really weird.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:22 PM

My first thought was that was a little harsh, as the Four Horsemen are great sculptors.  But upon closer inspection, I do sorta see what you're talking about.  The hair striations are really oddly uniform on those sculpts, and don't look quite natural.

 

Otherwise, I don't really have much to add here any further than what's been said already.  I'm not a Thundercats fan in the least, never having seen the 80's cartoon, and only a few random eps of the new (cancelled) series.  I can definitely see how the sculpts are looking a little too MotU, though.  Don't remember Lion-O being quite that thick.  Probably Mattel's notorious cheapness at work again, forcing the use of MotU bucks again.



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 07:48 AM

In my mind, Thundercats aren't He-Man.

The squat, muscle-bound disproportion of the MOTU bucks simply doesn't result in the kind of feline forms that I would like for Thundercats. Lion-O is a tall dude with long legs. This toy is not that.

That is a fair point. I could see a He-man buck being good for Panthro, but a slightly leaner look would be better for the rest. Tygra especially will look all wrong if he's that built.


 
 
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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:45 AM

I think they look great actually.

 

And while Mattel made a lot of mistakes, the new people in charge of the line seem to be a TON better than that giant nerd Toy Guru was.

 

I forgot to mention the subscription service will not only be spread out over the next four years, but it will involve an annual ad campaign that is equal parts wheedling, pleading and passive-aggressively blaming the consumer for not being dedicated-enough-fans-and-it's-all-your-fault-if-this-fails!

 

Now that the snivling Scott Nietlich is gone, that's not how they do things.

 

Also kudos for them showing pretty much all of what to expect in 2016.

 

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 10:34 AM

That's good to hear!
 
 
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