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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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#41 Copper Bezel

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:44 AM

It didn't seem like there was any immediate communication between the two during the showdown at the Byers house. People moving around in the upside-down lit up the lights on the "normal" side, but Jim and Joyce didn't see the bear trap, etc.


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 07 September 2016 - 10:18 AM

Yeah, but man-made objects like houses exist on the other side. Maybe there's a lag time involved in things showing up?



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 10:27 AM

You could make an argument for Will being able to light up the Christmas lights by touching the letters on the wall if they showed up for him in the Upside-Down, but how did he make the ball of lights his mom was holding pulse? Was he just waving his hand through the space where he thought her voice was coming from, or what?


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:25 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.
Definitely not too early. There was a scene in E.T. where Elliot's older brother was playing D&D with his friends. That came out in 82

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:58 PM

I'd like to think high school kids can't so easily buy bullets these days. 



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:14 PM

I'd like to think high school kids can't so easily buy bullets these days.


I believe the GCA of 1968 began the 18 or older for rifle and shotgun ammo, 21 or older for handgun ammo. He could be a senior and be 18(doubtful) and still have purchased the 38 ammo, as there are also rifles chambered in it.
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:57 PM

My God. This is the best effing trailer ever. It is so awesome and got me so pumped for this.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:39 PM

I love the feeling I get from watching this show.  Not only does it perfectly evoke the 80s in general, but the actual experience of being a kid growing up in that time.  It's not exactly ages ago, but it's now long enough and predates enough key developments of modern technology that it was a reasonably difference experience than I imagine children have today.  No instant gratification and access to information, the world felt a good deal larger and more mysterious.  Or maybe it's just me being an old man; who knows.

 

That giant creature in the other world almost has a Lovecraftian feel to it.

 

Such a shame the first season still hasn't had a release on physical media... I've heard it looks fantastic in 4K, even on a bitrate-starved Netflix stream.  On an actual UHD disc with Dolby Vision, it would be something.


Edited by TM2-Megatron, 22 July 2017 - 11:41 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 12:13 AM

I love that they dress as the Ghostbusters for Halloween, not just cause of 80's nostalgia; but just because its so fitting that these kids who've dealt with the paranormal of course want to be a bunch of guys that exterminate the paranormal. Its one of those wonderfully fitting things that make this series so great.  


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:10 AM

I can't believe how excited I am to watch this next season with my parents... o_O and how often can a 35 year old man say that? 



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:32 AM

I love the feeling I get from watching this show.  Not only does it perfectly evoke the 80s in general, but the actual experience of being a kid growing up in that time.  It's not exactly ages ago, but it's now long enough and predates enough key developments of modern technology that it was a reasonably difference experience than I imagine children have today.  No instant gratification and access to information, the world felt a good deal larger and more mysterious.  Or maybe it's just me being an old man; who knows.

 

That giant creature in the other world almost has a Lovecraftian feel to it.

 

Such a shame the first season still hasn't had a release on physical media... I've heard it looks fantastic in 4K, even on a bitrate-starved Netflix stream.  On an actual UHD disc with Dolby Vision, it would be something.

 

I don't think I can agree with this post anymore than I do. 

 

 

I can say that it does indeed look phenomenal on 4K streaming. 


My God. This is the best effing trailer ever. It is so awesome and got me so pumped for this.

 

I so can't wait for this! Netflix is going to be awesome over the next few months! 


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 06:43 PM

Did they have a closed casket service for the little boy who wasn't really dead? It has bothered me since I watched the show, but I suppose a drowning victim could likely have a closed casket funeral so they could go back later and say, "Well the Mom never did think it was his body and obviously she was right" and just pretend that now they don't know who the John Doe was.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

There was a lot of uncertainty about whether Stranger Things would ever receive a physical media release, given it's one of those Netflix shows that's distributed and produced exclusively by Netflix.  However, now it seems that Season 1 will indeed be getting a release on Blu-Ray, shortly before Season 2 premieres.  It'll be released in the US as a Target exclusive on October 17th, in special packaging made to look like a VHS sleeve.

 

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Not sure about what's happening outside of the US... Target's history in Canada, so obviously we can't be getting it that way.  I may just have to pick this up on my next drive down to Buffalo, probably sometime around the end of the month.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:15 PM

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 10:39 PM

Did they have a closed casket service for the little boy who wasn't really dead? It has bothered me since I watched the show, but I suppose a drowning victim could likely have a closed casket funeral so they could go back later and say, "Well the Mom never did think it was his body and obviously she was right" and just pretend that now they don't know who the John Doe was.


Didn’t the sheriff find the body full of stuffing? Don’t think they ever even had a funeral. The timeline of the show was only a couple days iirc.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:01 PM

They definitely held a funeral, I remember that Dustin was giddy over the prospect of finding and telling Will about the girl crying during the service.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:03 AM

I don't remember a funeral being shown, so I'm not sure. There was a memorial service at school that might be what Dustin was talking about. That's where Eleven caused the bully to wet his pants. But I assumed that there was a funeral off-screen and thought I remembered it referenced. Maybe no?

I don't think it could be public knowledge that the body found was a fake. That would be a big news story that would ask a lot of questions.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 11:44 AM

There was a funeral, in episode 5.



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