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@  Liege : (24 May 2018 - 12:42 PM)

@Telly try the HG rather than the RG, there are a ton of great Zaku variants that are doable for beginners

@  RichardT1977 : (24 May 2018 - 11:02 AM)

If there is an economic system, somebody will find a way to abuse it for personal gain.

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

@unluckiness I believe you are correct, but I didn't feel like looking it up so I didn't want to mention it. If that is the case, it isn't "capitalism" anyway. Maybe crapitalism (crony capitalism).

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Like richard said, it's not inherently less healthy than table sugar. It's unhealthy in how it's in everything, leading to increased calorie intake that we don't even realize.

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:43 AM)

Also you try organizing a boycott of Coca frigging cola and see how far you get. Not to mention all the other processed foods that also make use of it that aren't as notorious for it

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:42 AM)

I believe the US government subsidizes corn farmers to such a degree that corn is stupidly cheap, making corporations lean towards it far more

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:41 AM)

@SHIELD Agent 47 If HFCS was "caused" by capitalism, all it takes to solve it is people NOT buying it. As is, products that use actual sugar and countless alternative sweeteners are available. At least for big brands like Coca-Cola. ;)

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:40 AM)

And if doing so means that eventually is longer and less filled with complications, well, that junk food had better be the best junk ever

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

@Paladin Quality of life. So many things I enjoyed as a kid have caused (or at least aggravated) health issues later in life. By later, I mean it started in my mid-20's. XP

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

THere's a difference between having some and constantly stuffing your face with calories.

@  Paladin : (23 May 2018 - 08:33 AM)

we all die eventually. why not enjoy the stuff that tastes good in the time we have?

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:26 AM)

HFCS is never good for you any way. It's nothing but monosaccharides basically

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 11:32 PM)

*sigh* Wouldn't be that much of a problem if not for Western capitalism.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2018 - 05:45 PM)

The only thing that makes HFCS more unhealthy than sugar is its lower cost.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 03:20 PM)

looking at a video review and seeing all the tiny parts makes me think twice about it anyway

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2018 - 03:04 PM)

You should probably ask in the Gundam thread.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 02:52 PM)

is this any good? i dont know about gundam models but want a good zaku https://www.amazon.c...0C7D2WQ09A9A9MZ

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:33 PM)

Dammit, and I was just about to hook up this Coke IV directly to my bloodstream, too. Killjoy :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 12:28 PM)

Recommendation: if you're going to fill your body up with junk food, try real sugar instead of HFCS.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:10 PM)

Not so much that it's worth the extra money to buy it in glass bottles all the time (I think the most you can get is a 6-pack of Coke in glass bottles around here, and it's signifcantly more expensive than 6 plastic), but every once in a while it's nice to drink from an old-fashioned bottle

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:08 PM)

Personally, I find they also tend to taste better out of a glass bottle compared to the plastic ones used most of the time

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 11:27 AM)

None that I know of, but it's a neat fact. Sodas in glass bottles stay carbonated.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 11:00 AM)

what vending machines still use glass???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 10:54 AM)

And it won't lose carbonation if it's a properly sealed glass bottle.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:51 AM)

The drink is safe to drink for a good while after, the expiration date seems to apply to how "good" it will be. Usually the carbonation gives out before anything starts growing or it becomes unsafe to consume

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 10:31 AM)

out of curiosity, how solid are the expiration dates on soft drinks?

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

Sure does feel like they are shoring themselves up against losing a significant source of revenue...

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

So I guess Hasbro is going to be making Overwatch toys now

@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:18 PM

So how long does Barricade get in this new film before he bites it?  10 minutes?  5?

 

I really like this design and hope he has a significant enough role.




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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:20 PM

 

Okay, well that's clearly Crowbar... but not called Crowbar for some reason.

Okay, well that's clearly Blackout... but called Grindor for some reason.

 

Yeah, but this guy is actually called Crowbar in the film according to various sources.


 

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:22 PM

I didn't get the AOE Bee, just the Stinger version.  This Bee looks pretty nice though.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:27 PM

While I like the packaging, the "premiere" labeling makes me a bit worried, since the only thing that feels "premiere" is the number of accessories (2x or 4x more than most deluxes). Love the nightstick, and yes, I'd like to finally get a more heroic movie Prowl Remolded from this. All previous Barricades have been too monstrous to really sell as Prowl, but this one could work well.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:32 PM

While I like the packaging, the "premiere" labeling makes me a bit worried, since the only thing that feels "premiere" is the number of accessories (2x or 4x more than most deluxes). Love the nightstick, and yes, I'd like to finally get a more heroic movie Prowl Remolded from this. All previous Barricades have been too monstrous to really sell as Prowl, but this one could work well.

"Premiere" appears to just be how they're differentiating this from the Generations line, since no lines appear to be taking a break for this one.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:45 PM

While I like the packaging, the "premiere" labeling makes me a bit worried, since the only thing that feels "premiere" is the number of accessories (2x or 4x more than most deluxes). Love the nightstick, and yes, I'd like to finally get a more heroic movie Prowl Remolded from this. All previous Barricades have been too monstrous to really sell as Prowl, but this one could work well.

 

I don't think "premiere" in this sense is meaning "premium" or a sort of "platinum" edition, but more like "debut" or "first edition".



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:45 PM

Okay, well that's clearly Crowbar... but not called Crowbar for some reason.

Okay, well that's clearly Blackout... but called Grindor for some reason.

Yeah, but this guy is actually called Crowbar in the film according to various sources.


Wait, really?

All I'd heard was "VW is named Hooligan (Crowbar's pre-prod name) and looks like they're a Dread".

Also, it's kind of ridiculous that Bumblebee is a straight redeco of the AOE figure, especially considering he's going back to his "original trilogy" robot mode design for TLK.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:49 PM

While I like the packaging, the "premiere" labeling makes me a bit worried, since the only thing that feels "premiere" is the number of accessories (2x or 4x more than most deluxes). Love the nightstick, and yes, I'd like to finally get a more heroic movie Prowl Remolded from this. All previous Barricades have been too monstrous to really sell as Prowl, but this one could work well.

 
I don't think "premiere" in this sense is meaning "premium" or a sort of "platinum" edition, but more like "debut" or "first edition".

Interesting, but are all the deluxes going to be boxed? Like, is "premiere" only the first wave, or something pre-wave 1 (they did this with the protoforms in 2007 and BB and Soundwave for ROTF, but they didn't get special packaging)? Curious

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:51 PM

I don't know that I can properly express how happy "Crowbar" being named on-screen would make me.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:58 PM

 

 

While I like the packaging, the "premiere" labeling makes me a bit worried, since the only thing that feels "premiere" is the number of accessories (2x or 4x more than most deluxes). Love the nightstick, and yes, I'd like to finally get a more heroic movie Prowl Remolded from this. All previous Barricades have been too monstrous to really sell as Prowl, but this one could work well.

 
I don't think "premiere" in this sense is meaning "premium" or a sort of "platinum" edition, but more like "debut" or "first edition".

Interesting, but are all the deluxes going to be boxed? Like, is "premiere" only the first wave, or something pre-wave 1 (they did this with the protoforms in 2007 and BB and Soundwave for ROTF, but they didn't get special packaging)? Curious

 

We don't know yet.


I don't know that I can properly express how happy "Crowbar" being named on-screen would make me.


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I assumed it just meant the reports came from someone who was familiar with the DotM toys, so I'm not exactly holding on for that one either.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:00 PM

I'd put money on "Premier Edition" simply meaning "TLK Generations". I figure it's all an attempt to avoid the situation they had with AOE where you had stuff like Power Battlers and Deluxes being nigh-identical on the shelf.

Edited by Jalaguy, 25 January 2017 - 02:08 PM.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:06 PM

That's a really good point.  Plus, being in a box makes it look comparable to Star Wars and Marvel's Black Series figures at roughly the same price.


Edited by Spark, 25 January 2017 - 02:06 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:09 PM

Man, "Crowbar" there looks massively improved, aside from total lack of color.  But considering how crap the original one was, I suppose that wasn't hard.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:35 PM

Yeah Berserker is looks great. Better than Barricade to be honest. I'm digging how dynamic the figures seem, it's clear they have a smaller budget than the ROTF days so the transformations are still simple but they still seem much more elegant than the DOTM and AOE deluxes.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:35 PM

Wait, why are people saying that's Crowbar at all? It's Crankcase. Am I to understand Crankcase is in TLK but called Crowbar? I mean, that makes sense, because it's not like he was called anything onscreen in DOTM, and also that guy is dead, so there can easily be a new guy who looks just like Crankcase but is named Crowbar, but...why?

 

Also: Barricade looks great, I don't understand the black panel in the middle of the hood, and the boxes are totally positioning the Deluxes as the equivalent of Marvel Legends or 6" Star Wars Black Series.

 

PS whoever that Dread is looks great, and although I can't see the guy's page anymore and therefore can't see Bee, is it impossible that Bee shows up in his old body before reformatting in this one, and the AOE redeco is just the First Bee toy?



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:44 PM

Yeah, now the kibble folds up, a new faceplate from Shapeways and Barricade will basically be a lovely new mold Generations toy. It doesn't look like a movie toy at all. I like it a lot.

 

The other two reuses from the older lines keep their old aesthetic, and are therefore awful ugly monstrosities.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:44 PM

Wait, why are people saying that's Crowbar at all? It's Crankcase. Am I to understand Crankcase is in TLK but called Crowbar? I mean, that makes sense, because it's not like he was called anything onscreen in DOTM, and also that guy is dead, so there can easily be a new guy who looks just like Crankcase but is named Crowbar, but...why?


Oh, huh, yeah, I couldn't compare properly on my phone and for some reason I had it in my head the Crowbar was the only one with double-eyes. But yeah, it absolutely is Crankcase.

and although I can't see the guy's page anymore and therefore can't see Bee, is it impossible that Bee shows up in his old body before reformatting in this one, and the AOE redeco is just the First Bee toy?


They've painted the front end of the new TLK vehicle mode over the AOE vehicle's sculpt, Takara style, so it seems like it's supposed to represent the new design.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:51 PM

That does seem like an odd decision, but I suppose if molds from a few years ago aren't financially viable anymore, maybe it's all they could do...

 

...but in what world does Hasbro not prioritize a new mold for Bumblebee of all characters? There's a new-mold Crankcase right there!



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:55 PM

Could just be to get a Bumblebee out early, and then release a more accurate one later.




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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:56 PM

I don't have the box man, but in the instruction have 3 more figures: bumblebee, slash, and decepticon berserker(re-cast of Crankscase with new form)

 

 

...Slash?


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