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@  Nevermore : (25 May 2018 - 05:20 PM)

Unless I decide to do a voluntary Saturday shift.

@  Nevermore : (25 May 2018 - 05:20 PM)

I can stay up 2 or 3 AM, sleep as long as I want, do my chores, go to work, and look forward to two days of weekend, every week until the end of the year.

@  Nevermore : (25 May 2018 - 05:19 PM)

Working permanent late shift is awesome, despite the weird looks my coworkers give me.

@  Nevermore : (25 May 2018 - 05:18 PM)

Especially now that I have every Saturday off.

@  Nevermore : (25 May 2018 - 05:18 PM)

I'm so glad I have a guaranteed five-day work week.

@  Paladin : (25 May 2018 - 01:58 PM)

first day off in ages & I wound up baked. and not in the fun way...

@  Telly : (24 May 2018 - 10:22 PM)

one thing im worried about if i get it is im gonna love it and then ill be lost in gundam models lol

@  Telly : (24 May 2018 - 10:21 PM)

ill have to keep an eye on that one

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

https://www.gundamplanet.com/hg-ms-06-zaku-ii-type-c-c-5-gundam-the-origin-ver.html

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Bandai just released a new Zaku in the Origin line, looks like the new definitive at the HG price point

@  Liege : (24 May 2018 - 12:42 PM)

@Telly try the HG rather than the RG, there are a ton of great Zaku variants that are doable for beginners

@  RichardT1977 : (24 May 2018 - 11:02 AM)

If there is an economic system, somebody will find a way to abuse it for personal gain.

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

@unluckiness I believe you are correct, but I didn't feel like looking it up so I didn't want to mention it. If that is the case, it isn't "capitalism" anyway. Maybe crapitalism (crony capitalism).

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Like richard said, it's not inherently less healthy than table sugar. It's unhealthy in how it's in everything, leading to increased calorie intake that we don't even realize.

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:43 AM)

Also you try organizing a boycott of Coca frigging cola and see how far you get. Not to mention all the other processed foods that also make use of it that aren't as notorious for it

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:42 AM)

I believe the US government subsidizes corn farmers to such a degree that corn is stupidly cheap, making corporations lean towards it far more

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:41 AM)

@SHIELD Agent 47 If HFCS was "caused" by capitalism, all it takes to solve it is people NOT buying it. As is, products that use actual sugar and countless alternative sweeteners are available. At least for big brands like Coca-Cola. ;)

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:40 AM)

And if doing so means that eventually is longer and less filled with complications, well, that junk food had better be the best junk ever

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

@Paladin Quality of life. So many things I enjoyed as a kid have caused (or at least aggravated) health issues later in life. By later, I mean it started in my mid-20's. XP

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

THere's a difference between having some and constantly stuffing your face with calories.

@  Paladin : (23 May 2018 - 08:33 AM)

we all die eventually. why not enjoy the stuff that tastes good in the time we have?

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:26 AM)

HFCS is never good for you any way. It's nothing but monosaccharides basically

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 11:32 PM)

*sigh* Wouldn't be that much of a problem if not for Western capitalism.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2018 - 05:45 PM)

The only thing that makes HFCS more unhealthy than sugar is its lower cost.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 03:20 PM)

looking at a video review and seeing all the tiny parts makes me think twice about it anyway

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2018 - 03:04 PM)

You should probably ask in the Gundam thread.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 02:52 PM)

is this any good? i dont know about gundam models but want a good zaku https://www.amazon.c...0C7D2WQ09A9A9MZ

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:33 PM)

Dammit, and I was just about to hook up this Coke IV directly to my bloodstream, too. Killjoy :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 12:28 PM)

Recommendation: if you're going to fill your body up with junk food, try real sugar instead of HFCS.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:10 PM)

Not so much that it's worth the extra money to buy it in glass bottles all the time (I think the most you can get is a 6-pack of Coke in glass bottles around here, and it's signifcantly more expensive than 6 plastic), but every once in a while it's nice to drink from an old-fashioned bottle

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:08 PM)

Personally, I find they also tend to taste better out of a glass bottle compared to the plastic ones used most of the time

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 11:27 AM)

None that I know of, but it's a neat fact. Sodas in glass bottles stay carbonated.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 11:00 AM)

what vending machines still use glass???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 10:54 AM)

And it won't lose carbonation if it's a properly sealed glass bottle.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:51 AM)

The drink is safe to drink for a good while after, the expiration date seems to apply to how "good" it will be. Usually the carbonation gives out before anything starts growing or it becomes unsafe to consume

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 10:31 AM)

out of curiosity, how solid are the expiration dates on soft drinks?

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

Sure does feel like they are shoring themselves up against losing a significant source of revenue...

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

So I guess Hasbro is going to be making Overwatch toys now

@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

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#21 Walky

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:32 PM

For those of us who are not current members and have not done a TFSS previously, how much do they charge for S&H?  Is it charged up front or doled out as they go?

 

Mine was $47.70 for Priority 2-day, the cheaper option of the two.

 

And of course there's the $5 online processing fee.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:33 PM

I like Counterpunch's bio alright, but I was hoping for something like those Silver Age stories where wacky super-science splits up Superman and Clark Kent into two people.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:35 PM

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:38 PM

I think Counterpunch should come with a voice box G2 type deal where he screams "Noooooooooo!" like Vader.
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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:45 PM

For those of us who are not current members and have not done a TFSS previously, how much do they charge for S&H?  Is it charged up front or doled out as they go?

 

 I chose the USPS option rather than FedEx. For me, shipping came out to about $8 and change per figure (not counting #7). The first payment (if in installments) is charged up front (as, obviously, is it if you're paying all at once), while the other two payments are later. Shipping is evenly divided among all payments, so each payment should be identical to the other two (of three total).



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:46 PM

I like Counterpunch's bio alright, but I was hoping for something like those Silver Age stories where wacky super-science splits up Superman and Clark Kent into two people.

Well the unfortunate part is that we'd then feel cheated that we're not getting the Punch figure, even though it would mean paying a premium price for more-or-less the same exact toy in the same exact colors. And because this is the end of Fun Pub's offerings, it also means we'd have to miss out on something else, probably Fractyl or Lifeline. I like them way too much to want Punch to take either one's place.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:48 PM

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:50 PM

I just want Fractyl/Scorponok, so if anybody's splitting up their sets...

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:20 PM

I like Counterpunch's bio alright, but I was hoping for something like those Silver Age stories where wacky super-science splits up Superman and Clark Kent into two people.

Well the unfortunate part is that we'd then feel cheated that we're not getting the Punch figure, even though it would mean paying a premium price for more-or-less the same exact toy in the same exact colors. And because this is the end of Fun Pub's offerings, it also means we'd have to miss out on something else, probably Fractyl or Lifeline. I like them way too much to want Punch to take either one's place.

That's all very true, but people were already wanting a CW Punch when this figure was announced, and I'm sure this bio won't appease all of them. At the end of the day, it just comes down to the fact that Hasbro made a Counterpunch head, and didn't make a Punch for some reason. (I'm assuming they didn't, otherwise FunPub wouldn't have just left it alone.)

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:25 PM

Meh, I would prefer Spacewarp being a native Mini-Con rather than a downsized dimension-hopper.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:26 PM

 

 

I like Counterpunch's bio alright, but I was hoping for something like those Silver Age stories where wacky super-science splits up Superman and Clark Kent into two people.

Well the unfortunate part is that we'd then feel cheated that we're not getting the Punch figure, even though it would mean paying a premium price for more-or-less the same exact toy in the same exact colors. And because this is the end of Fun Pub's offerings, it also means we'd have to miss out on something else, probably Fractyl or Lifeline. I like them way too much to want Punch to take either one's place.

That's all very true, but people were already wanting a CW Punch when this figure was announced, and I'm sure this bio won't appease all of them. At the end of the day, it just comes down to the fact that Hasbro made a Counterpunch head, and didn't make a Punch for some reason. (I'm assuming they didn't, otherwise FunPub wouldn't have just left it alone.)

 

 

Pretty much. I think the idea behind Counterpunch's bio was "How to make this a compelling thing in its own right?" It was never going to satisfy as a replacement for a true Punch/Counterpunch, but of all the possible things they could have done with the character as a singular entity, I think this was a pretty good approach.

 

But, like, that's just my opinion, man. 



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:33 PM

Okay, I can see Scorponok a bit better in that adjusted deco now.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:37 PM

Yay, Spacewarp is the right gender!


 

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:39 PM

Signed on for the whole thing, installment-style with FedEx. Could've paid all at once, but that would've made the next 2-3 weeks kinda shaky. And since the Post Office carriers will only leave packages when someone's in the apartment office to receive them and FedEx couriers will drop them at my door if I'm not home, that's the obvious choice for me.

 

Oh my GOD am I bouncing with joy at the Pretender Megatron. And it's going to be over a year until I get it. ;_;

 

EDIT: ALso, it's good that we're getting ~three~ new female characters in here, and also cool that Spacewarp is colored like SG Astrotrain.


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:48 PM

Signed on for the whole thing, installment-style with FedEx. Could've paid all at once, but that would've made the next 2-3 weeks kinda shaky. And since the Post Office carriers will only leave packages when someone's in the apartment office to receive them and FedEx couriers will drop them at my door if I'm not home, that's the obvious choice for me.

 

Oh my GOD am I bouncing with joy at the Pretender Megatron. And it's going to be over a year until I get it. ;_;

 

Since FunPub HAS to ship everything out by December 31st (a mere 8 months away), I'm not sure how you're going to have to wait over a year....



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:08 PM

 
EDIT: ALso, it's good that we're getting ~three~ new female characters in here, and also cool that Spacewarp is colored like SG Astrotrain.

Not exactly. Spacewarp is a version of the Universe 2003/Unicron Trilogy character, dimension jumped to G1. And Lifeline is implicitly a version of one of the many Paradron Medics in the original cartoon.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:11 PM

Also Quickslinger's a version of someone that's been around since 2005.


 

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:12 PM

"Displaced explorer" certainly could mean she's crossed dimensions, but I don't see anything explicit about her having been downsized, or that she's from Universe/UT. 


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:41 PM

Not a fan of Lifeline's arm deco at all.  That doesn't look good to me.

 

The rest is great, but her arms... :puke

 

Make them like Arcee's just with green gauntlets.




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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:43 PM

So do Megatron and Spacewarp play 7 Minutes In Heaven when in their shared Pretender shell?  ;)  :D  :)






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