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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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#41 Confuzor

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 01:16 PM

How did MOTUC subscription go? Was it paid all up front? Or just an agreement to charge your card once a new toy is ready for delivery?

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 03:16 PM

You paid $25 or so up front, then you pay when each figure (or figures) ship. It really sucks when the end of the year is really loaded with product.
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Posted 11 July 2015 - 03:18 PM

Usually more like $50 up front, I think -- the cost of the first figure, plus the membership fee/sub exclusive figure's price.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 10:15 PM

Now those are some neat-looking figures, even if some of them are going to be for subscribers only.

 

As for females being convention exclusives, there's no way Mattel will restrict Cheetara to that.  Usually, when it comes to convention exclusives, Mattel may just repaint an existing figure into a more obscure one or make a character that's a remold of an existing character.  I just can't wait to see what oddities Thundercats will have to match the likes of Wun-Dar and Mo-Larr.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 10:56 PM

I can't recall if any MOTUC females were SDCC exclusives. As far as I can remember they're always make. Well there was the white Sorceress at NYCC.

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#46 Confuzor

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 11:32 PM

I seem to recall the She-ra villain in the red hooded dress was a Sub exclusive once. That pissed folks off.



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 11:45 PM

Queen Marlena was an SDCC exclusive.


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 02:41 AM

Confuzor, her name is Shadow Weaver. She never had a toyline in the original series if I recall, but I have to agree that was a dumb move.



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 07:55 AM

It was a smart move for getting people to subscribe. It was a dumb move if you wanted her and weren't willing to subscribe, I guess, but that's not really on Mattel.


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 11:28 AM

It was a big to-do over an "essential" character being made a sub exclusive. People felt that they were being strong-armed into buying a subscription.

 

You could write a book on questionable Mattel practices and the fan outrage caused by them. On the bright side, it appears that a LOT of that is being alleviated by the departure of Scott "Toy Guru" Neitlich. The new folks in charge seem to be putting everything on the table. They are also listening to people who have been asking for mercy by having two subs running concurrently, but on opposing months. I know that makes the "Collector's Series" a lot more attractive to me personally. And I want to say that this is the first time that the whole subs (from a character standpoint) have been revealed during the actual sub drive. That is a HUGE improvement in transparency.

 

If the improvements in the MOTU line are any indication, the Thundercats line will be in good hands.


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 12:25 AM

While the internal management definitely sounds like it's taking a turn for the better, there's still the matter of their notoriously poor online service that needs a major overhaul before people suddenly start singing Mattel's praises.



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 12:34 AM

It was a smart move for getting people to subscribe. It was a dumb move if you wanted her and weren't willing to subscribe, I guess, but that's not really on Mattel.

If I recall, it was a time where alot of non-essential or straight up made up characters were being sold. So naturally, the fans were not AS interested in buying the whole line, but "had to" to get Shadow Weaver. I can see that pissing people off.

 

As it stands for Thundercats tho? Mummy Mumm-Ra was originally a mail-away figure and a Pack-in for a Playset. I don't mind him not being readily available so long as Mumm-Ra the Ever Living is coming. And really, they would have to botch this so thoroughly that we'd not see that figure.



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 06:29 AM

I'd quite like a figure of that forest chick Tigra used to hang around with.

I really wish Thundercats had a few more Voice actors on the show all the woman sounding like Cheetara was disconcerting.

 

Anyway as to the figures : I agree the legs look a little short if you judge them by the Cartoon - "However" judge them by the original toys they seem just right to me.

 

I can't wait to see if they decide to make Battle Cat into Snowmeaow sometime or make a new mould ?

 

I wonder what there is that is going to suit a figure that never got one - I know they had a few that were due when the line got cancelled in the 1980's they they could perhaps do now.

 

Some of the ones i'd like the most they are the least likely to do though as they are not especially Humanoid.

 

Safari Joe's "Mule" that looked like a droid crossed with a steam train is a fine example.

 

Do you think If I beg a lot they might make Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers figures one day too ?



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:47 AM

The original toys weren't nearly as squat and bulky as He-man though either. Panthro aside, they do have a leaner body type as befits a powerful cat - still very muscular but maybe not quite to this level. I'm still cautiously interested though; I'd just like to see a few more designs.

 

The reality is, they need to be willing to stray from the He-man manufacturing style right out of the gate. All the mutants will require their own sculpts and they definitely need to have a different shape for Tygra and obv Cheetara. I suspect these will need to be more expensive than the He-man line because there should be less opportunity for parts reuses. If they force the issue and just make all the male cats the same body with different heads, I'll be disappointed.


 
 
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Posted 14 July 2015 - 11:09 AM

I'd quite like a figure of that forest chick Tigra used to hang around with.

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:38 AM

I think these look neat.

 

Kind of disappointed that there aren't new versions -- part of me hoped when I first heard that Mattel was doing ThunderCats that there might be something able to sustain the cartoon again, but I guess not.

 

On a related note: For some reason, I now want to see a Link figure in MOTU Classics style.

 

He'd probably look like this (slightly NSFW at the end):

 

 

...I'm fine with that.

 

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 05:35 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.

 

Agreed. Old Thundercats were not even terribly feline in apperance, really. I liked what Dan Norton did with the redesigns to make them look more like they are indeed descended from cats.

Also, give me Kaynar over that old Jackalman any day. Pity they never made a toy of him...

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 02:07 PM

Mattel heard the fans and sent 4H back to the table for a redux on Lion-O.

 

It's not a huge difference and still doesn't address the fact that he's just a little too bulky for the character imo, but he looks good.

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 02:25 PM

I'm 98.6% sure I'm in a for a subscription.

 

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 02:29 PM


I'm never gonna be in for a Matty Subscription on any thing ever, but I definitely am interested in snagging some TCs singly down the line.

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