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@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 01:52 PM)

50/60's Twilight Zone, the 80's, millennium and recent ones also, all are in The Twilight Zone.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 08:00 PM)

Tired of the same old Halloween stuff? Check out Tubi. The depths of the schlock available is astounding.

@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...


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6th 4th year TFSS Firgure Revealed- Impactor from CW Rook.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:08 PM

That said, there is no toy in this set so far that I don't super want.  I think the secret seventh figure is gonna have to be the worst damn thing in the world to make up for this.

I have to agree, I've been aching for each one of these for what seems like an eternity.

 

Impactor turned out really great and the body is a wonderful fit for him.

 

I like the idea of him filling in for any combiner that may need him or merging with the Mayhem guys as an arm and trying to tear the rest of them apart that way.

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:10 PM

 

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Seems they had everyone planned (even perhaps Impactor) back at BotCon 2015.  Unless they could make a change they probably weren't / aren't able to use any Victorion components as they likely saw them too late (unless Hasbro shared them with them like they apparently shared Onslaught).

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:18 PM

Excellent. This looks fantastic. I have the 3P one on pre-order but I may consider nixing that in favor of this.

 

As for the 7th figure also being a CW figure, I'd love them to use the blockiest square figure they have, stripping all the alt-mode kibble from it and making Ambulon.

 

Also, any idea when this is going to go live for sign-up?


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:43 PM

That said, there is no toy in this set so far that I don't super want.  I think the secret seventh figure is gonna have to be the worst damn thing in the world to make up for this.

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:47 PM

It strikes me that the non-Impactor limbs are each a third of two different "sets" - the small Decepticon Targetmasters and the Triggercons. 

 

Maybe the mystery figure is First Aid for Crankcase, or Brawl for Quake, to finish off one of those sets?  

 

I've tried to figure out a Quake color layout from CW Brawl, and I really don't think it works.  Either you're going to have a hilariously patchwork-colored tank or you're going to have a robot that looks nothing like Quake.


 

That said, there is no toy in this set so far that I don't super want.  I think the secret seventh figure is gonna have to be the worst damn thing in the world to make up for this.

 

7th Mystery Figure: Armada Hot Shot from Generations Bumblebee

 

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:49 PM

Sweet Jeebus, this subscription year is just all kinds of amazing. I'm hoping for a new Crankcase out of First Aid for the secret figure, but that almost feels greedy, like I should accept a lousy Red Wing or something to compensate for all this awesome.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:56 PM

 

 

 

i said worst

 

 

Unless there's some TF I've completely forgotten about that's literally made of feces and shards of broken glass, I'm pretty sure this thing is horrible.

 

And the club has got to get some use out of this mold again after Car Zap.

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 05:02 PM

so in response to me suggesting an imaginary terrible awful toy, you offer an idea that you know i, david willis, the hot shot guy, would totally want, and then when i say "yeah actually that'd be great," you're somehow surprised and go on a spiel

 

are you okay, did you hit your head, what does all this accomplish



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 05:24 PM

Well I pretty much sold on the subscription this year. They pretty much had me with the Mayhem Attack Squad being a unified theme and combiner.  Now you got the logical enemy for them, who's makes great use of  a new toy unique weapon gimmick for his signature look.  Also has the advantage of being a combiner limb  were he has more options for use given all the figures were getting this year and next.  Club nailed me 6 for 6. Now to start guess on the 7th figure.



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 05:55 PM

It occurs to me that now anyone who wanted to make a combiner with Alpha Bravo, Offroad, and Rook can use Impactor as the remaining limb.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:01 PM

He'll match well with Galvatronus.



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:21 PM

Why must the Collector's Club tempt me like this? WHY?!

WHAT AM I REACTING TO AND IS ANGER APPROPRIATE?!

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:52 PM

If I were in charge of this (which couldn't be further from the truth, but... 8^) I'd make sure Impactor ships first. Then, frame any fiction that goes with them as him hunting down the Mayhem Subscription Squad, catching each one and throwing them in a cell on his ship. Once all five have shipped/been caught, they combine and break free. And maybe kill him. Y'know, for old times' sake. 8^)


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:20 PM

They combine, he tears an arm off, takes its place and compells the combiner to beat itself to death using the dismembered arm.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:25 PM

They combine, he tears an arm off, takes its place and compells the combiner to beat itself to death using the dismembered arm.

#grimdark #bucketsofblood


Hey that was my idea! :D

That said, there is no toy in this set so far that I don't super want.  I think the secret seventh figure is gonna have to be the worst damn thing in the world to make up for this.

I have to agree, I've been aching for each one of these for what seems like an eternity.
 
Impactor turned out really great and the body is a wonderful fit for him.
 
I like the idea of him filling in for any combiner that may need him or merging with the Mayhem guys as an arm and trying to tear the rest of them apart that way.
 
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Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:27 PM

Whoops!

I failed to catch that, but mine has the torn off limb brandished as a weapon, and thus, is far superior. :p

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 08:03 PM

Well, this was an unexpected surprise. I guess the Mayhems don't get a Legends guy to go with them.

 

Anyway, I was planning on getting the set regardless, so here we are.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 08:11 PM

For the second year in a row I was incredibly lukewarm on the TFSS coming out of Botcon. This year I think a lot of it was me already having a Bludgeon and a Spinister I really like and being a little "eh" on the other three, but I think this Impactor may have just pushed me off the fence.



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 08:42 PM

What they should do is just show off the Photoshop job with the tiniest head imaginable so when we get the actual toy the head's size seems luxurious.

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 08:44 PM

I'm pretty sure that's TCC Rampage.