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@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 October 2019 - 11:44 AM)

It's a submarine, we swear!

@  Otaku : (07 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

@Bass X0 Letting myself comment to say "That's a good one!" and ask "Would a megalodon be a good fit for Megatron?"

@  Benbot : (07 October 2019 - 07:59 AM)

Ohhh good one

@  Bass X0 : (07 October 2019 - 07:39 AM)

I now want a Decepticon shark called Megalotron.

@  TriBlurr : (06 October 2019 - 05:47 PM)

Gives them time to screw up the color of his hands. :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

His bulk is too great to teleport across such distances.

@  Sabrblade : (06 October 2019 - 11:09 AM)

Cuz it'll take that long to mass produce.


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#1 Shenanigans

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:01 PM

So at the end of this month I'll be spending 7 days in Japan, including my birthday. It's somewhere I've always wanted to visit, and I haven't really had a proper holiday since 2009.

 

Seeing as some of you have been there (or even live there) and share similar interests to me, I was wondering what spots you could recommend, eg. anime themed places, best places for Transformers/mecha related things, or general places where I can have a good time.

 

Yes I'm going to visit the giant Gundam.

 

I'm mainly aiming to stay in Tokyo, although am open to short day trip ideas. General advice is also welcome.

 

Also, any UK fans want me to look out for anything for them while I'm there?


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:04 PM


Yes I'm going to visit the giant Gundam.
 


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:07 PM

This is my own response to Brexit. See you later suckers!

 

Don't worry, I will return with a Gundam of my own and liberate our country from an electorate whose souls are weighed down by gravity.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:13 PM

I'll settle for you bringing back some exclusive waifu merch for me.



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:28 PM

The Ghibli museum is awesome.  It really is like walking into a Miyazaki movie...


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:38 PM

This is my own response to Brexit. See you later suckers!

 

Don't worry, I will return with a Gundam of my own and liberate our country from an electorate whose souls are weighed down by gravity.

 

I'm fairly certain this is how Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory starts.



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:04 PM

So the end of the trip will be an incoherent mess with a twist ending?


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:25 PM

I'd recommend just picking up a Lonely Planet guide. They're pretty good at pointing you to places foreigner-friendly.

 

Oh, but you have to visit a maid cafe if you go to Akiba, it's the rules.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:44 PM

If you're going shopping there, might be worth checking out some of the Mandarake stores in the Tokyo area. Usually can find a whole lot of merch there for cheap.


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 12:10 AM

I haven't been to Japan personally, but I've heard Nakano Broadway is a good slightly less tourist trap-y alternative to Akihabara, as far as anime/general nerd-ish merchandise goes. Supposedly Akiba's main streets are a little overpriced since they know their reputation, but there are also hidden gems tucked away on side streets.

 

Despite the names, stores like Yodobashi Camera and Bic Camera seem to be the go-to place for new retail items too, Transformers or Gunpla or anything similar.



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Posted 06 August 2016 - 12:38 AM

I was in Japan for a week myself once, though I didn't really have that much of a plan. I'd love to go again with a more developed schedule in mind.

 

I basically went to the Tokyo Tower, visited a shrine, went to a bath house, and visited a few random museum/places. The last two days were spent walking around Akihabara, as there is a lot to see there.

 

We would just check out random shops and see what they had. Some would have really good prices, others wouldn't. I suggest you look around at a few shops before buying anything, unless you find a price you are good with. Like I bought the second Mai Hime fighting game for the PSP for 16 bucks. Most of my fun came from just walking around the city and seeing how different the country was to my own.

 

Also, it might have changed now, but I recall a chunk of the buildings in Akihabara being arcades.

 

If I had to give any advice. I'm pretty sure 'tipping' still isn't a thing there. Don't do it as it really can be seen as insulting by some people.

 

Don't be afraid to ask around if you have questions. I was honestly surprised at how many people could speak English.

 

They may not have the best prices, but I really do suggest checking out the 'Gamers' store.

 

Oh, but you have to visit a maid cafe if you go to Akiba, it's the rules.

 

I refused to do this when there, so no it's not.  :D


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 01:52 AM

You have got to visit one of their world-famous firework-laced abandoned rock quarries

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 02:24 AM

We have those here, it's called Doctor Who.

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 09:57 AM

Also there always filming something in Tokyo make sure to walk past the shot to get on TV :)


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 12:56 PM

Also, a couple restaurants to visit:

 

http://nerdemperor.c...-rx-steakhouse/- Billy The Kid steakhouse, run by the actor who played Minami Kotoro aka Kamen Rider Black and Black RX

https://www.tripadvi...ture_Kanto.html- Found this one looking for details on the previous one.

 

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Remembered another one, this one run by the actor who played UltraSeven/Dan Moroboshi:

http://www.scifijapa...t-joli-chapeau/


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:45 AM

I'll settle for you bringing back some exclusive waifu merch for me.

Who even is your waifu anyway?


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:51 AM

What's the criteria?

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:59 AM

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:13 AM

Also, a couple restaurants to visit:

 

http://nerdemperor.c...-rx-steakhouse/- Billy The Kid steakhouse, run by the actor who played Minami Kotoro aka Kamen Rider Black and Black RX

https://www.tripadvi...ture_Kanto.html- Found this one looking for details on the previous one.

 

*edit*

 

Remembered another one, this one run by the actor who played UltraSeven/Dan Moroboshi:

http://www.scifijapa...t-joli-chapeau/

So... do japanese actors all go into restaurants when they retire? Cause it's a nice switch from the north american politics/rehab combo.


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 02:39 PM

I recall hearing that Kamen Rider Amazon became a fisherman.



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