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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 July 2017 - 08:52 PM)

*sigh* Yup.

@  Foffy : (24 July 2017 - 06:16 PM)

That's the exact opposite of what Facebook wants to happen, though. They're hoping you get sucked in by other content and end up spending more time on Facebook and/or making an account.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 July 2017 - 04:02 PM)

I hate that these days when you use a permalink to a Facebook post, the rest of the page's material still shows up below. Like, WTF, I only want the old way of seeing the post and nothing else!

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 01:34 PM)

I call bullshit on that

@  MEDdMI : (24 July 2017 - 01:08 PM)

Read the article. Apparently too many comics sets off the machines due to the glossy pages messing up the X-ray

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 01:03 PM)

what possible justification could they have to ban books containing drawings?

@  MEDdMI : (24 July 2017 - 12:56 PM)

Per the article, United appears to be the only airline, but there might be others.

@  Dracula : (24 July 2017 - 12:48 PM)

Like anyone needed another reason not to fly United

@  Evac : (24 July 2017 - 12:46 PM)

No, apparently just United did.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 12:22 PM)

so the weekend of SDCC, the TSA banned COMIC BOOKS from check-in luggage. http://lechicgeek.bo...ium=LCG FB Page

@  Arazyr : (24 July 2017 - 11:39 AM)

...guy

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 11:34 AM)

LEAKER DROPS POWER OF THE PRIMES BOMBSHELL! Shrapnel: "No, Bombshell's the other guy"

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 11:34 AM)

...did RichardT and Nevermore just accidentally do a Cybertron Enquirer gag?

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 10:52 AM)

Note I wrote "bombshell"in lowercase.

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:17 AM)

in this case, face

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 10:16 AM)

depends what appendage its used on.

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

I'm something something years old and I have actually never shaved with anything other than electric

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

is it worth the trouble?

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Why does a safety razor give a closer shave than an electric razor?

@  RichardT1977 : (24 July 2017 - 10:08 AM)

Nevermore That was Shrapnel, not Bombshell.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 10:07 AM)

Deluxe Sludge alone is enough that I probably won't have to eat anything until 2025.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 10:06 AM)

I don't know about Paladin, but I personally am fueled by the rage of fans who have a very specific idea of what a Transformers toyline should be.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2017 - 09:23 AM)

What do you mean too good? I don't recall lots of Micromaster updates.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 09:06 AM)

i remain unconvinced. "if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is."

@  General Tekno : (24 July 2017 - 08:58 AM)

yep - especially given that sure is one hyper easy forensic trail to find everyone involved in the leak

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:56 AM)

"How to lose your job spectacularly".

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:55 AM)

Holy cow.

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:55 AM)

Jesus, that Power of the Primes bombshell leak.

@  Fear or Courage : (24 July 2017 - 08:41 AM)

At least in Canada, they have excellent customer service.

@  Maruten : (23 July 2017 - 11:33 PM)

I've ordered from them several times with no problems.

@  Telly : (23 July 2017 - 11:19 PM)

i havent. but ive only ordered from them a few times

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2017 - 11:16 PM)

Has anyone here ever had trouble with orders from Tfsource before?

@  BlackMax : (23 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

Good track, but I prefer Paranoid. Is there any tune better for this board? "tell a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh, and I will cry".

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 08:41 PM)

GEN'RALS GATHERED IN THEIR MASSES *GUITAR CHORD* JUST LIKE WITCHES AT BLACK MASSES

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:29 PM)

Once again, there is pain, I bring flame, I bring cold. I'm the blood red sandman, coming home.

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 06:26 PM)

Yo, when Team Skull meets you, they don't even greet you!

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 July 2017 - 06:23 PM)

Yooooooo

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 06:15 PM)

Yo.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 July 2017 - 06:14 PM)

Once more, I have returned. w00t.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2017 - 02:01 PM)

Macross Delta sucks but I listen to the music anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (23 July 2017 - 09:46 AM)

And dealing with me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 08:47 AM)

Don't forget the rock music and D&D.

@  unluckiness : (23 July 2017 - 07:52 AM)

He certainly doesn't have the time to be employed full-time what with all the war-stoking, dinosaur fossil burying, pornographing and etc

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:44 AM)

Look, I'm TRYING, okay?

@  Bass X0 : (23 July 2017 - 06:40 AM)

The devil is a part-timer!

@  Nevermore : (23 July 2017 - 06:32 AM)

I always took it to be a catch-all term for "person or thing of the same name" regardless of which came first.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:06 PM)

So technically it could be either way and not be wrong, but it is more apt to be Kalidor's example.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:05 PM)

one that has the same name as another; especially : one who is named after another or for whom another is named

@  Kalidor : (22 July 2017 - 09:45 PM)

I think the official meaning is that a namesake is the person or thing that is named after something else. So the USS Kalidor would be Kalidor's namesake

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 08:30 PM)

I thought it was either?


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 05:40 AM

 

Well after having been stung by HasTak QC yet AGAIN (poor, poor UW Nosecone...) I'm swearing off official combiners for good. That said, I still love the concept of Megaempress (as my avatar might suggest) so I guess I'd better start looking for some method of buying her on her own. Welp, time to get searching...

 

What's wrong with your Nosecone? I love mine. =(

 

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

 

Unfortunately, Nosey suffered from some horrendously tight ports, to the point where attempting to remove the drill and one of the small guns caused the pegs to twist off.

 

A shame because he's based on Rook (one of my favourite figures in recent years) and that drill is just awesome. Oh well, I have a replacement coming in the post, so all is not lost.


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#1022 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:34 PM

I thought it was only wrong to ask somebody whether their Nosecone was a Hasbro or a Takara Nosecone.

 

That information was already on the table, so I thought it was anything goes after that.

 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:00 AM

Sorry to necrobump this, but I've just ordered this set from Kapow. Hopefully it'll be coming in the post soon and I can bore you all with my thoughts on it + some silly photos. Hooray!


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 07:48 AM

It's a great set and really sharp.  You're not likely to be disappointed.




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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:18 PM

How quickly do Kapow tend to get Japanese exclusives like this in? I've been asked for birthday ideas for next month and wondering how safe I'd be sharing the Ruination listing.



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 06:46 AM

How quickly do Kapow tend to get Japanese exclusives like this in? I've been asked for birthday ideas for next month and wondering how safe I'd be sharing the Ruination listing.

I can't comment on that as I got Megatronia when she was already in stock, but if you order before 1:00 PM Monday-Friday then it should turn up the next day. IIRC they tend to get their stuff in very quickly, and I've had nothing but good experiences with them. I'd recommend them if you're after Ruination.

 

Topic: I just got Megatronia today. She is awesome. The combined mode is great and surprisingly poseable considering she doesn't have forwards/backwards ankle movement, but the individual 'bots are where the set really shines. They're just so characterful.


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:22 AM

Any good pictorial reviews of the whole set up yet? Higekumatoy only did Megaempress, and I'm interested in prose reviews, too.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 01:15 PM

OK, having owned the set for a while now I'll sum up my thoughts on them. No pics unfortunately, but anyway.

 

Megaempress herself is definitely the highlight of the set. She looks really, really good, and IMO the mold looks far better in these colours than in Pyra Magna's "Coral and toothpaste" combination. She's really expressive, with the "railgun" being surprisingly emotive and versatile. It can flip up over her shoulder, under her arm ala Armada Megatron, form a scorpion tail... The silver paint is gorgeous but I wish there was more of it, as the "silver" plastic isn't the best. My only other complaint is that due to being a straight redeco of Pyra Magna, she's quite obviously just a silver fire engine. I may have to make some Shapeways upgrades to make her ladder assembly look more like a railgun.

 

Lunaclub and Moonheart (or Windburn and Pulsewave as I have renamed them) are the best iterations of the helicopter mold I've handled. The HFG ports have been thickened so no more cracking! Hooray! On top of that, the colours actually work pretty well in that late 80s way, with Moonheart probably being my favourite of the two. Also, the swords can peg onto their tail assemblies via the slots for vehicle mode.

 

Flowspade (aka Motorhead) is a lot of fun. She's a very nice shade of lilac and she has a definite ninja look about her (maybe she's a student at the same assassin's temple as Nightbird?). Her bow weapon is pretty puny, mind you, even for a bow.

 

Trickdiamond (aka Razequeen) is probably the weakest of the team but is still a good toy. The black and yellow reminds me a smidge of a wasp, which is cool. Her weapon isn't the best, but I think it works better as one of those Aztec club things (someone remind me what they're called again...) than as a shield. I do like her a lot more than I thought I would, though; from photos the headsculpt looked dreadful but in person it's adorable.

 

The combined mode is great. The colours really work, and every combination order works well. The sword is fantastic, and that headsculpt is just to die for. The feet could have done with forwards/backwards movement but overall they're good (the rotation where they join the leg helps. The hands kinda suck though, they're a bit tiny and the port really should have been in the hand itself rather than in the wrist.

 

Overall, I'd say this is a fantastic set. Almost no QC issues short of a few ever so slightly loose ports (very easily fixed), great presentation, especially in combined mode (which could easily have been a clusterhug with all those colours), a tonne of personality and some of the best feeling versions of the much-abused CW/UW molds. Unless you already have Victorion and really don't want to own the same molds twice there's no reason to not recommend the set.


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:05 PM

Her weapon isn't the best, but I think it works better as one of those Aztec club things (someone remind me what they're called again...)

A macuahuitl?


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:14 PM

That's the one! Thanks.


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:15 PM

You're every welcome, Valerie.


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