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@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

combine the two options. Grayffles or Waffson

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:43 PM)

split the difference- "Ryan" after the Titanium Ranger.

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:10 PM)

The second name choice is "Waffles", named after Goofy's gray tabby cat from Goof Troop. It's a cuter name than "Grayson" and the kitten is definitely adorable, but his colors aren't as close a match to the namesake as one of his sibling's colors are (said sibling is already spoken for, so I can't name that one).

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

The first name choice is "Grayson", because he's gray and a son, and I think the name sounds cool. It also makes me think of Carter Grayson, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, who was a born leader and one of the coolest Red Rangers.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

"Lamont."

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:06 PM)

I need help deciding on a name for one of the kittens. He's an all-gray cat but is also showing early signs of growing some black stripes in his fur. There are two names I've thought of for him and can't decide which one I like more.

@  Telly : (25 April 2019 - 01:31 PM)

got the second part of first gundam, popped it in and wow! picture miles better than my old dvds. other than the archaic animation (which i dont mind), it looks like it was done recently

@  Xellos : (25 April 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Aye, or at least the movies for Zeta, as they supposedly negate ZZ, kinda like how the Code Geass clip movies retcon some events before the newest one.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:05 PM)

i wish theyd dub double zeta. thats the only one im missing for the "amuro vs char" thing (and chars not even in it so...). but given some of the things ive heard about it, its probly best that they dont dub it

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:02 PM)

and im on vacation next week so ill have lots of time to watch all this lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:01 PM)

@zaku ive got war in the pocket on standard dvd already. amazon didnt have it on blu ray. bonus points to it for having character designs by haruhiku mikimoto. and this collecction is only "new" in as much as its new to me on blu ray. ive had burnt dvd copies of it all for years

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 09:44 PM)

Yeah, 00 was pretty good, and I recently watched Build Divers, and found it really fun. Got both limited editions of IBO... still need to watch them...

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:30 PM)

00 is also pretty good, basically a refined version of the Wing concept, and IBO is great.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:29 PM)

I'll be the requisite "Build Fighters is actually pretty good" chime in

@  MEDdMI : (24 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

G Gundam was the best. Horse mecha! Piloted by.... a HORSE!

@  ZakuConvoy : (24 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

I'd probably recommend tracking down 0080 War in the Pocket to go along with your new collection, but you might have enough to watch for right now.

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

G Gundam will likely always rank first for me, as it is the one I find the most fun, but 8th MS was great for being the most "realistic" of the UC stuff.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:17 PM)

the only other gundam series ive watched-which was also the FIRST gundam series i watched-is wing (and ill probly get that on blu ray soon too). i know i havent watched everything tied to it, but the UC is quite enough for me lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:14 PM)

i think 8th team is my favorite, but cant say why. maybe it has something to do with them not being newtypes. i dont particularly like that concept

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:11 PM)

8th M Team, 0083, and Zeta are my favorites of the original timeline. Have yet to watch Origin, but it is loooow on my list, as I never particularly liked Char. Quattro Bajeena was actually kinda cool, though.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 05:49 PM)

so i just did something insane. i bought gundam origin, first gundam, 08th ms team, operation stardust, zeta gundam AND chars counterattack on bluray...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Hollywood stereotypes, eh? Don't get me started on how sheerly unrealistic that can be, and how badly Hollywood loves to stick to them.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:44 PM)

Also, fun fact: To me, Dutch is the language that sounds harsh compared to German.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:37 PM)

Generally, nobody shouts at each other in Germany unless they're either a) morons or b) doing it for comedic effect.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:36 PM)

... based on an outdated way of speaking (I mean, does anyone in the US still speak like Joe Friday?)... which might also have been at least partially a regional thing.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Generally, many native English speakers' primary conception of the German language and its perceived harshness comes from Hollywood movies... created by non-native German speakers, with non-native German actors giving their impression of what they think the German language sounds like...

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:33 PM)

I might be severely biased, but as a native German speaker, I think the perception of the "harsh German language" is at least in part due to a myth created by Hollywood.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (24 April 2019 - 05:32 PM)

I wish I knew if that Blue autobot in the background in the movie Bumblebee was Blurr.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Blood is blue before coming into contact with air from outside.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2019 - 09:50 AM)

I had to use a whole ten percent of my brain to understand that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 April 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I think I saw a debunking of that like at least a decade ago when I still relied on TV for things.

@  Paladin : (24 April 2019 - 08:21 AM)

isn't the whole "lemmings jump to their death" thing proven false now too???

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 03:50 PM)

That's not what I had in mind but if that is what you would do in that scenario then that is pretty messed up. I would not want to be stuck in a perpetual loop of death. More like getting laid but that is just me.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 01:58 PM)

Happy death day to you!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 01:45 PM)

.... I would love that. To be stuck in an endless loop where no one remembers what happened... The possibilities :D

@  ZakuConvoy : (23 April 2019 - 01:43 PM)

Are you stuck in a Groundhogs Day situation? Because if you are, you need to tell the rest of us so we can take advantage, too.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:06 AM

Because YAY!!!

 

 


Applies to Adventure and Legends too!

 

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:15 AM

Did you have to create a new account with Amazon Japan? It seems my US Amazon login info isn't working.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:15 AM

Oh. Interesting!!



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:18 AM

Funeral services for Randy's budget will be held on Thursday.



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:22 AM

I thought Randy's budget was like Sasquatch...it kinda makes sense that it would exist, but there's not really any compelling evidence that it does.



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:23 AM

Did you have to create a new account with Amazon Japan? It seems my US Amazon login info isn't working.


I can't sign in with my UK-based account either, so yeah, I guess it's separate for some reason.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:26 AM

Yeah, it's a separate thing. I ordered a book from Amazon JP a couple years ago.

 

I did a test order for a Master Grade Zaku II. Base price on Amazon US is $35, on Amazon JP closer to $25. But shipping from Amazon JP was also about $25, with no apparent cheaper option. So it will probably end up being a wash with other import options.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:38 AM

3 Masterpiece Inferno's shipped to me come to be the same price from HLJ before shipping.

 

So if you're buying multiple items, and there is a discount (like around 20%).  It's definitely better than anyone else is likely offering.

 

With me I have to buy multiples for locals and friends, so this is a great thing for me.

 

I would purchase from them before but had to use a costly proxy in most cases.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:43 AM

Fowler: "Well, I'll be a bald eagle!"


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:54 AM

Masterpiece Cheetor would cost $62 shipped to the US (and probably within 2 or 3 days of release) from Amazon Japan.

 

BBTS has him for $76 and HLJ's price (you can't order him right now) is around $56 before shipping.

 

Masterpiece Inferno would cost $114 shipped to the US from Amazon Japan.

 

BBTS has him for $140 and HLJ for around $110 before shipping. 

 

So yeah....


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:58 AM

Too bad you can't use Amazon Prime for free shipping.



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:15 PM

I'm not sure I'd be comfortable with bypassing the stores that need the sales in favor of frigging Amazon, but I can't really begrudge anyone the need to save, either.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:46 PM

That's weird...God Optimus comes out on the 12th? That's not normal.



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 01:14 PM

i know youre not really interested in the answer as to the "when", but i think it was 2 or 3 weeks ago. they havent been doing it long. im gonna get uw computron from there. i can pay 148 from amazon japan or 180 from tfsource (and bbts is perpetually on pre-order...)

 

 

I did a test order for a Master Grade Zaku II.

 

oh thats pretty. ive always liked the zaku II. its not flashy or anything, but it gets the job done (until the gundam shows up anyway)


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 01:19 PM

Well, even with shipping, MP-32 still ends up being cheaper than at BBTS, so... sorry, BBTS!

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 02:32 PM

Hot damn. Doesn't Amazon Japan sometimes have exclusive accessories, too?



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 03:10 PM

Hot damn. Doesn't Amazon Japan sometimes have exclusive accessories, too?

They used to. Masterpiece Bumblebee was the last I believe, or maybe it was Wheeljack.  Either way it's been a long time since they've had any.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:50 PM

when setting up an address, with there being no western style city / state option, do i just put that in the "address line 2" section?


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There're City and "Prefecture" fields that seemed to work fine for me.



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:51 PM

 

Hot damn. Doesn't Amazon Japan sometimes have exclusive accessories, too?

They used to. Masterpiece Bumblebee was the last I believe, or maybe it was Wheeljack.  Either way it's been a long time since they've had any.

 

Now they're all Hasbro Asia or Transformers Asia exclusives, right?


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.



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