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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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Posted 11 August 2016 - 09:08 PM

Just finished watching this and loved it.

It was almost like a Silent Hill miniseries. At least, Silent Hill before he series was run into the ground. That title music was really messing with my head. I kept expecting the title to fade to a shot of a man looking into a bathroom mirror.

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 06:49 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.

It's horror-themed, thus, "It's still out there!" is obigatory. We admittedly don't know whether there are more monster larvae than just the one, a fact that a sequel series could readily make use of. But it seemed pretty complete to me. I'm not sure what a second series could really do that this one didn't.
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 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.

It's horror-themed, thus, "It's still out there!" is obigatory. We admittedly don't know whether there are more monster larvae than just the one, a fact that a sequel series could readily make use of. But it seemed pretty complete to me. I'm not sure what a second series could really do that this one didn't.

Plus, it's hard to be scary when you know tha a monster exists and what it looks like.

It's probably going to ramp up the government conspiracies and sci fi.

The thing I like most about horror fiction is the unknown and then the reveal.

I think it goes downhill after that. See the second Insidious.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:37 AM

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

It's horror-themed, thus, "It's still out there!" is obigatory. We admittedly don't know whether there are more monster larvae than just the one, a fact that a sequel series could readily make use of. But it seemed pretty complete to me. I'm not sure what a second series could really do that this one didn't.

I belive we saw one emerge from "not Molly Ringwald". The two "missing" hunters I presume also hosted one each.
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:59 AM

So my thoughts on this show:

 

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Season 2 trailer in case you didn't see it.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 12:02 PM

This series might be one of the few times that the phrase "extremely ghetto sensory deprivation tank" would apply.



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 12:33 PM

Just finished rewatching it with my Parents, both loved the show... watched the last 3 parts in a row last night until midnight because they wouldn't let me go home LOL



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:35 PM

Yeah, it was normal for kids to roam around even when I was that age and I wasn't born until 84.

Will would have been safe if a secret government group didn't break open a gateway to another world and let loose a monster. You know, something that doesn't *usually* happen in real life.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:42 PM

Kids were tougher back in the 80's 

 

<_< or at least back then it wasn't assumed everything in the universe was out to get them, because they're so helpless without mommy and daddy ...



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:07 PM

Biking several miles, at night, by themselves. Yeah, my mom would have skinned(not literally mind you) my friends' moms if they let me do that.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:07 PM

So a spiked baseball bat can hurt this creature but dozens of gunshots don't seem to phase it.
How did will survive for weeks without food in the toxic environment?
Who wanted an Atari 2600 fro Christmas in 1983?  https://en.wikipedia...e_crash_of_1983
Instead of Stranger Things, this show should have been called "Horrible Parents". Seriously, why didn't the kid's mom drive Will home that late at night going that far away?

 

 

 
Perhaps it made a difference where it was hit?
 
We don't know how the Underneath works. It appears to be a negative zone of sorts, but who is to say there isn't negative zone food available as well? The main difference in his survival was having the presence of mind to hide from the creature. With access to water, which we did see, he could go for quite some time as well.
 
Yeah, the Atari as well as a couple of anachronisms have been pointed out.
 
There was a time (as recent as a decade ago even) when kids freely roamed the countryside, and back then in the eighties it was definitely the norm. My friends and I had a solid five-mile ring in which we wandered, biked and played - including a large, State Park - without any notification more than, "We're going to go play!" Cincinnati isn't a big city, but it's big enough, and these kids were in a much smaller town so it's even less unusual. We knew kids whose parents kept them on a tight (but what is now considered normal) leash and we usually felt sorry for them.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:13 PM

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 04:26 PM

Did you see the Jimmy Fallon sketch?

I normally find these quite funny but this one seemed like they were trying too hard.

Contains spoilers

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Season 2  spoilers:

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Someone's made a point and click adventure type game based on the show: http://uk.pcmag.com/...-game-treatment

 

I love this cosplay:

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Not sure who did it.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 04:42 PM

 

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 05:30 PM

 

There was a time (as recent as a decade ago even) when kids freely roamed the countryside, and back then in the eighties it was definitely the norm. My friends and I had a solid five-mile ring in which we wandered, biked and played - including a large, State Park - without any notification more than, "We're going to go play!" Cincinnati isn't a big city, but it's big enough, and these kids were in a much smaller town so it's even less unusual. We knew kids whose parents kept them on a tight (but what is now considered normal) leash and we usually felt sorry for them.

 

 

Yeah, the show wasn't only set in 1983 to capitalize on nostalgia and reference Spielberg movies (though it did do both of those things, often and well). 1983 was early enough that kids really could bike everywhere unsupervised, someone could be missing for hours without their family worrying, and you could be stranded without a way to make a phone call. But it was also late enough that kids would play Dungeons & Dragons, have walkie-talkies with decent range, and be aware of horror movies that were more advanced than 1950s/1960s drive-in schlock. 

 

I think they really justified the period setting. The show would've been very different if it were set in 2013, or even 1973.



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:41 PM

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So a spiked baseball bat can hurt this creature but dozens of gunshots don't seem to phase it.
How did will survive for weeks without food in the toxic environment?

The series explicitly takes place over 8-9 days, each episode being about a day. With access to water it's not that crazy, also he was deathly ill upon exit.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:54 PM

Yeah, water is the bigger problem than food. A week without food would not be pleasant, but a healthy human should be able to take it. A week without water would be probably lethal.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:25 PM

It's definitely a different world so who knows how time works over there. It's never completely addressed
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:38 PM

 

 

There was a time (as recent as a decade ago even) when kids freely roamed the countryside, and back then in the eighties it was definitely the norm. My friends and I had a solid five-mile ring in which we wandered, biked and played - including a large, State Park - without any notification more than, "We're going to go play!" Cincinnati isn't a big city, but it's big enough, and these kids were in a much smaller town so it's even less unusual. We knew kids whose parents kept them on a tight (but what is now considered normal) leash and we usually felt sorry for them.

 

 

Yeah, the show wasn't only set in 1983 to capitalize on nostalgia and reference Spielberg movies (though it did do both of those things, often and well). 1983 was early enough that kids really could bike everywhere unsupervised, someone could be missing for hours without their family worrying, and you could be stranded without a way to make a phone call. But it was also late enough that kids would play Dungeons & Dragons, have walkie-talkies with decent range, and be aware of horror movies that were more advanced than 1950s/1960s drive-in schlock. 

 

I think they really justified the period setting. The show would've been very different if it were set in 2013, or even 1973.

 

 

I either heard or read an interview w/the Brothers and they specifically mentioned that they couldn't have told the same story in the modern day specifically for those reasons.

 

And on a mostly unrelated side-note, I've seen a couple articles that mention the D&D things as being possibly too early, but it's been around since the seventies.


 
 
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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:38 AM

It's definitely a different world so who knows how time works over there. It's never completely addressed

Yeah, there's a lot of unanswered questions about the other world. The one I want to know is how exactly objects interact. Like, if two people are next to the same rock in each world and one of them moves the rock, what does the other see?





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