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@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

And you're turning us on

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

The terrible secret of the Allspark: We all have this twisted fetish for rational thought processes

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

Not everyone likes everything, and people aren't blind to shortfalls or annoyances resulting from constraints of how the brand is handled. We make many a joke out of these things. But it's a rare thing when entitlement replaces logic on here, where that seems to be poster raison d'etre everywhere else.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:11 PM)

It's utterly weird how these here boards seem so impervious an oasis when it comes to that depth of idiocy. Worshipping 3p and demanding the official companies "step it up" and stop being so lazy? Insisting the movies be done THEIR way, crapping on every single thing revealed about the films or toyline, then whining that they can't find (insert hot movie to here) or the official release of a movie figure doesn't capture the look in the film they hated? Etc

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:09 PM)

It's not even a "brand pissing contest" or "board loyalty" thing, not least due to the fact that those don't really even happen here all that much. I'm just happy to be with levelheaded people who've outgrown the usual fan dumb tropes. You can have a civilized conversation here and people don't shit on things only to hide behind "but but but to each their own right?" when their myopic BS is challenged.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

With each time nonsense like this flares up on tfw or on local discussion venues (and it does quite a bit) I'm just reminded of why I've essentially been allspark bound for the last... Fifteen or so years.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

On the plus side, tho, TFW has "appreciation threads" for practically everything, even stuff like Kre-O and PCC. And their toy database is quite handy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

I've been happily posting on TFW for years. Then, after being *here* for a few months, I look back and wonder how the hell I even bothered with it. I mean, my ignore list had hundreds of people on it. Literally HUNDREDS of ignored people. I even showed off said gargantuan list once (with a small thumbnail that you couldn't read any of the names on, mind you). That... that really should have been a warning sign, I suppose...

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 08:03 PM)

Thanks, I enjoyed reading the nerdrage. I should hang out over there more often.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:07 PM)

I mean, Reveal Your Shield. That gets complained about too.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:04 PM)

One of the reveal the shield news threads at TFW has movie fans and G1 fans arguing over who has it worse

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

You got me awfully curious. What thread ware we talking about?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

That was a quality read. Both sides of that thread's argument went pretty crazy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 02:11 PM)

"When Beast Wars made Optimus a monkey nobody complained" ~ someone desperate for a 'gotcha'

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I want to find the rock they've been under that there isn't constantly complaining about something.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

For the lack if a better word, it baffles me when someone starts a discussion somewhere that's like "Does anyone else not like the movies?"

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Careful, it might have something to say about that.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

I'm gonna have to check your opinion out real good to make sure.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Oppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but mine is better so shut up.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

To clarify on point 1 since I was typing early in the morning again, "you must hate exactly what I hate" and "you msut like exactly what I like" aren't actually the same statement but they're the same thought process which is "my opinions are objective facts." If you see someone espousing one, they're probably thinking the other, too.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM)

... what.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Andrusi, I imagine to some people online, there isn't that much of a world of difference, at least going by the venom they post; although not at RiD specifically.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 08:55 AM)

The scale of liking and hating is an interval one so you can not like something but not hate it. Pretty sure there's apathy and dislike in between there at least.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:54 AM)

@LBD At the same time, I can't imagine wanting to stay in even a happy afterlife when fleshies are still suffering.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

Celebrating and welcoming death just gives them more ideological hoops to justify killing others. So yeah, no thanks.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

The idea of death doesn't bother me so much as no longer existing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

at the very least, my body will feed the grass which feeds the antelope which feeds the lio- ....wait

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Yeah, that's kind of the thing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Some cultures celebrate/welcome death (of course, those also have some form of afterlife)

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

You shouldn't be. What with having absolutely no knowledge or control over it.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

Death is scary, which is why we either spend our lives avoiding the subject or staying up late overthinking it.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

"Never did want to live forever." I'm more bothered about what -- if anything -- is next.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

Though I think the brain is a finite storage space so you'd probably start forgetting so much after some point it'd be like a new person transitioning in every few centuries. That'd be a good reason to keep a diary.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:43 AM)

I think immortality is possible biologically in the future, or at least living for vastly longer spans of time. I'd personally be happy to live at least a few thousand years, but I'd aim for forever.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:34 AM)

@MEDdMI Oh man, that bugs me all the time.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:33 AM)

Well, yesterday was a depressing bout of thinking I was going to get TR Hot Rod and then not getting TR Hot Rod after all (among other things).

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Which is also something that bugs me about the "your dead loved ones are always watching you" concept. Do you mind? I'd like a little privacy, please!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:30 AM)

Even if it was possible, I can't help but think people would skip to the "good" parts, like sex.


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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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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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