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@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2017 - 12:07 PM)

You know that Patton Oswalt knew he'd made it as an entertainer when people stopped asking him whether he was Pat or Oswald and where was the other one.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 10:20 AM)

He does lots of voice work, but it was young Oswalt in my dream, so I guess it was the King of Queens edition.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2017 - 09:56 AM)

I only know about Patton Oswalt from Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:11 AM)

We won because Ellen kept going up the other teams and telling them to not worry about their hair looking silly in their helmets.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:10 AM)

I had a dream I was in a team kick scooter competition and the 3 people on my team were Ellen DeGeneres, Patton Oswalt, and my third grade bus driver.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If you are looking to recoup some of the costs, I mean

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If it works, I might be willing to take it off your hands. I've been meaning to get one for customs and such.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:34 PM)

If that thing works, I can use it for potential future cases like this as well.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

Ordered a watchmaker pin remover from Amazon.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

No, bought the set at a convention.

@  Robowang : (20 October 2017 - 08:14 AM)

That's never good. Buy it from a place that will replace it?

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 04:57 AM)

Gaaaah, Hasbro. My Transformers Tribute Optimus Prime (from the two-pack with Orion Pack) has a misassembled part that has another part connected to it via a metal pin...

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:22 PM)

I just know they have the same ID number in the computer as deluxes, so the search feature on the website is useless.

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:21 PM)

No idea on price.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 05:14 PM)

Oh thanks. I just assumed it was a special item. Does that mean it'll be the $18ish the normal Deluxes are or can Walgreens price them separately?

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Before you go hunting at Walgreens, know that the Clone two-pack number is identical to the regular deluxe number. An in-stock listing for the clones likely just means they have deluxes in stock.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:49 PM)

I had met him at BotCon 2014, he was a vendor there. He was part of the group I hung out with at the day at Universal. Really fun guy, it's sad he's gone.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:46 PM)

I'm not sure if anyone here knew James Conan Gouig, but he passed away. Suicide, sadly.

@  Locoman : (19 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

TR Triggerhappy's shoulders are terrifying.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2017 - 03:18 PM)

Don't you hate when you join a Facebook group only to find that the moderator is a fool?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2017 - 03:04 PM)

CRAAAAAAAWLING IIIIIN MY BRAAAAAAAAINS

@  Paladin : (19 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

must've been out of Kandrona.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 07:09 AM)

Least it wasn't a weird scratchy noise IN YOUR BRAIN.  Or was it.  Maybe you found it after it crawled out?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 October 2017 - 02:47 AM)

Mine starved

@  Waspinator : (19 October 2017 - 02:16 AM)

Watch out for brain slugs

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2017 - 01:34 AM)

Got replacements, so yeah. Main thing is, if you hear a weird scratchy noise in your headphones it might not be static..

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 October 2017 - 01:28 AM)

Nuke the headphones from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2017 - 09:04 PM)

It's interesting how life gives you a good thing and then a bad thing. Like, just got my tax return and it was quite robust, and then I found an INCH LONG EARWIG IN MY HEADPHONES. AHHHHH-

@  BlackMax : (18 October 2017 - 05:50 PM)

I'm not completely sure what I missed but I think I love it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 04:20 PM)

The S is for Sucks!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

And the thatch-roofed cottagggggggggggges!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 03:30 PM)

BURN! BURN TO THE GRBURN! BURN TO THBURN! BURN TO THE GROUND!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of D N A!

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

YES, MY QUEEN!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2017 - 02:37 PM)

BUUUUURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 02:25 PM)

BUUUUUUUUUUUURN, BABY BURN! DISCO INFERNO!

@  Agamus : (18 October 2017 - 01:55 PM)

LETS BERNNNN RRRRUBBER!!!!

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM)

No, thanks. I'll leave that to his wife. :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2017 - 01:08 PM)

FEEL THE BERNNNNNN!!!!!

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2017 - 11:52 AM)

BERNIEEEEEEEE...

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I'm not saying they're the same. They're clearly not. But members of both parties do receive large sums of money from telecom companies. When it comes to net neutrality, the issue isn't solely bipartisan so much as it's Old Politicians that don't understand technology.  Republicans do seem intent on making it worse intentionally though.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2017 - 10:40 AM)

anyone who still says "they're both the same!" after the past 10 months is WILLFULLY ignorant.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2017 - 10:22 AM)

I'm not American. Should I do something about it or just ignore it.

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 08:48 AM)

I doubt we'd have a chance with Hillary either. Didn't she get like 100k from Comcast? Both parties are pretty dang corrupt. If only Bernie...

@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/

@  Darth Gonzo : (17 October 2017 - 05:36 PM)

Hello?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.


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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

Next, Megatron faces a delicious birthday cake and winning the lottery.



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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.



#27 Blacknife

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:48 PM

Thats the Punch line?

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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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