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@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*


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RID Stomp & Chomp Grimlock revealed


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 04:48 AM

Front page article

Stock photos have surfaced for the RID redeco of Stomp & Chomp Grimlock that was revealed by the RID mobile game a while back.

Gotta say, this is one occasion where I'm sitting here thinking "really Hasbro?" I mean, every shop I've been into that stocked the AOE version is still sitting on mountains of these, so released the exact same thing so soon seems weird. But hey, maybe it actually sold really well in some markets, or something.

Edited by Jalaguy, 29 August 2015 - 05:06 AM.


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 05:06 AM

AOE Grimlock in green doesn't really make a convincing RID Grimlock.

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 05:14 AM

Oh wow, that's real?  :??? I don't follow the mobile game news.  Saw it somewhere else and thought it was just someone trolling.


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#4 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 06:01 AM

On the plus side, maybe his elbows won't explode.

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 06:31 AM

Didn't buy the original, so I probably won't buy this one either.


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:33 AM

On the plus side, maybe his elbows won't explode.

 

On the downside: EVERYTHING ELSE!



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Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:57 AM

yay. chomp'n'stomp grimlock was fun


 

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:04 AM

do the 1 step changers from RID have the metal thingies that activate gimmicks in this figure  too?


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:14 AM

I hate this line so much
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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:22 AM

Spent 10 years in school had to go thru prom got wisdom teeth ripped off by a butcher called dentist mom making din-din everyday to grow up into a man who gets angry at toys :  (



#11 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:46 AM

On the plus side, maybe his elbows won't explode.

 
On the downside: EVERYTHING ELSE!


....Explodes?

#12 unluckiness

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:47 AM

It wouldn't be a design from a Bay movie if it didn't.


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:48 AM


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 10:07 AM

Oh wow, that's real?  :??? I don't follow the mobile game news.  Saw it somewhere else and thought it was just someone trolling.

Someone is trolling.

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 11:17 AM

I dont know whats worse more AoE junk again or more RiD2 junk again


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#16 LV!

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 11:38 AM

These have been sold out everywhere I have been in the US for months and months, but maybe it's $300 in the UK or stores ordered dozens of them.

 

I bought the AOE one because Grimlock is gigantic, and it's fun as hell. I don't see any reason I would need to own this version.

 

EDIT: Huh.I just realized that, unless they've reworked how his deployable weapons operate, there's no way internal to RID to use them. You'd have to buy one of those One-Step Slashes hanging around to trigger them.


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#17 Fnu Aw

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 12:18 PM

It'll be hilarious if they totally forgot and left the weapons unusable unless you go buy an AOE toy.

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 12:23 PM

Listing at the TRU website with larger photos:
http://www.toysrus.c...-b2488-62615986
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Already found at US retail, too:
http://news.tfw2005....s-retail-300566
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Edited by Nevermore, 29 August 2015 - 12:28 PM.

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#19 Confuzor

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 12:44 PM

Couple of weeks ago at a TRU there was a kid screaming about how he wanted "ONLY TRANSFORMERS GRIMLOCK!!!" I'm sure this would've appeased that monster.

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 01:42 PM

Two small pluses - it does look less horrible in Green than it did in Copper. 

The Black legs hide the huge holes in them a bit better.

If he still has the same electronics and One step interaction that is good for the under-8's crowd I guess.

 

I will admit I was so apathetic to the previous one I left it on the shelf at £30.00 ($50.00ish) as it seemed like something best picked up at a Carboot sale for under £5.00 to me.

 

It the original had not had the perfect storm of an insane original price, ugly packaging, mediocre colours, and really poor hollow legs - I might have looked on it more positively - but like Supreme Starscream it's a toy struggling to justify it's existence - but as I said in Green it does look nice to me. 

 

I suppose the best way to look at it is as if it was an Ultra Zord and the 1-steppers were the Power Rangers.