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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 Maximus Ambus

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 01:54 PM

No spoilers in my post  EDIT: But we can post them with spoiler tags, this series has a years exclusivity with Netflix.

 

What an awesome series this was, I loved every minute of it and got a bit nostalgic for my childhood era. It conjured memories of my family getting our first VHS (and our first video was Watership Down) and of the first comic I subscribed to through the newsagents: Transformers.

 

Oh what the pit, here's a trailer.

 

 

First eight minutes:

 


Edited by Whirl Maximus, 07 August 2016 - 04:33 PM.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 02:08 PM

the series is perfect. Everything is so well done.


A persistent predator is always alert!awake! focused! and Zzzz.....

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:08 PM

Only one thing disappointed me, but it's a spoiler.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:18 PM

Spoiler

 

This show is

Pretty.

Good.

 

Seriously, it's captivating and mysterious. The kids are all terrific. This show calls to mind everything that was cool about 80's horror and replaces all of the terrible writing and acting of that era with drama that is very well composed and performed. I can't praise it enough.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:36 PM

I've got two eps to go on this, loving it.

Its all a bit cliched imo, but I guess that's the point since its all referencing 80s shows and movies.

 

Seriously, it's captivating and mysterious. The kids are all terrific. This show calls to mind everything that was cool about 80's horror and replaces all of the terrible writing and acting of that era with drama that is very well composed and performed. I can't praise it enough.

Dammit I tried to quote you and it revealed the spoiler. :( At least its vague enough that I don't know the exact details.

It feels like a Steving King miniseries, but they were all pretty terrible weren't they? So yeh I agree its a great improvement on those.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 06:07 PM

Aww, crap. This is a Calrissian-esque betrayal, isn't it? Sorry about that, man.

 

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If it helps, it's not at all relevant to the plot. Sometimes you scratch your head at the decision making of a few characters, but it's the kind of stuff good writers can use to drive a narrative.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 07:38 PM

You slimy double crossing no good swindler 😂
Spoiler
Great show though.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:37 PM


 
 
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:35 PM

Recommended to me by a friend but first and second ep was too slow for me. Then another friend said keep watching so watched third, fourth, fifth then finished it all.

It's good but, man, violence. I looked up an article interview with the creators and it answered all my questions about the deaths and choices and ending.

Edit - oh, I sometimes thought the main kid looked girly and the little girl looked boyish and they should switch, hahahahaha.

Edited by Fero McPigletron, 07 August 2016 - 10:37 PM.

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   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:48 PM

why switch? don't enforce the binary Fero... remember there is a near-infinite line of measurable space between 0 and 1 ... these may be a pair of 0.5s ;)



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 01:40 PM

Spoiler

 

Spoiler

 

Recommended to me by a friend but first and second ep was too slow for me. Then another friend said keep watching so watched third, fourth, fifth then finished it all.

It's good but, man, violence. I looked up an article interview with the creators and it answered all my questions about the deaths and choices and ending.

 

I might be desensitized. As horror goes, I thought this was tame by comparison. Which is something I was very grateful for. The gratuitous and often, uh, gooey nature of the genre turns me off quickly. Stranger Things hits that sweet spot for me by being enough of all the necessary things for this kind of story without being too much of them.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 02:39 PM

Well, for me, it was the violence related to Eleven, especially the ending. But perhaps it's referencing 80's Firestarter, ala so sweet yet yikes.

I confused Eleven for a boy at first but I think that was a point for a while.

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 03:06 PM

May also have been related to the movie Altered States (1980).


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 03:50 PM

This series spoke directly to my soul! It was pretty tough for the Bride and I to space out our watching of it over a week. We really wanted to binge.

 

Also I am a non-nostalgic fan of old-school D&D so it was pretty cool to see the various game materials. I have a few of those old yellow Grenadier miniature boxes, as well as the DUNGEON! board game you see in a box in one scene. 


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 10:35 PM

Spoiler
Great show though.

 

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Hopefully it gets a second season.  I really enjoyed the 80s feel everything had... even down to little details like how on-screen fonts dissolve in the title sequence.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 07:45 PM

Spoiler

 

I've rewatced a couple key sequences and have my own ideas about that.

 

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 10:53 PM

The only stretch for me was how would an 11yo boy know anything about putting make-up on a girl?

 

 

He had an older sister, I would think it wouldn't be tough to pick up the basics.


 
 
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Posted 10 August 2016 - 11:06 PM

Speaking of knowing things, their teacher was so cool. They even had his home phone (bros before water hose). Glad his case wasn't like the other cool guy, the cook guy.

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:15 PM

I just finished this. It was amazing. It was great.

Only issues is I feel we saw too much of the monster inside the school and that took the terror away and moved the series into hokey sci fi.

Weird how Nancy's dad is like a non character. I wonder how much her mom knows at the end about went on.

Really don't know how they'll do a sequel series but I'm there

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 07:26 PM

Don't know about a sequel? Did you not see the ending of the final episode?  There are two pretty major threads left hanging.


 
 
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