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@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2020 - 08:42 AM)

It is. Thankfully, we don't use the thing too often. It was purchased to help take down one tree and spends about 362 days a year sitting in the shop.

@  Darkstream : (08 April 2020 - 08:23 AM)

Sounds tedious

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 06:25 PM)

grinding wheel on a dremel and a lot of patience.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 06:11 PM)

What do you use to sharpen it? I was debating buying one of those kits on Amazon

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 11:49 AM)

Wasn't the first time. I probably did it one of the times the chain jumped the blade, or when I was cleaning it or sharpening it.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 11:38 AM)

Sounds like something I'd do. I always install things backwards first.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus


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#41 Luke

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:06 PM

How weak was the hold of that joint that they felt the need to make it into its own piece? I'm just curious because it's not something I've seen any complaining about, but perhaps I've just missed it.



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 12:00 PM

On mine, those connection clips on both Battles-02's cockpit module and Battles-01 showed stress marks after the first connection.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:50 PM

Ah, the hold was too strong. That makes a bit more sense. Still not sure if it was bad enough to necessitate this, but I'm not going to complain about improvement either. :D



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:02 PM

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:04 PM

That looks awesome CEEFAX! What base is that? I may want to pick one up for my Diaclone.

 

 

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:18 PM

I wish I knew! Sorry, it's not my photo; I just regularly check the most recent results for ダイアクロン on google images and twitter...


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:39 PM

It's from a line called "Mission Bravo" that Matchbox put out in the very early 2000s. I picked a lot of them up on deep clearance and they were a ton of fun. That particular playset is called "Armored Cruiser".



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 12:51 PM

I am so tempted to pick up some of the Diaclone figures to team up with my Autobots as EDC members.



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:42 PM

It's from a line called "Mission Bravo" that Matchbox put out in the very early 2000s. I picked a lot of them up on deep clearance and they were a ton of fun. That particular playset is called "Armored Cruiser".

Damn, this is probably going to cost a pretty penny in the aftermarket. Thanks Luke.

I am so tempted to pick up some of the Diaclone figures to team up with my Autobots as EDC members.

That's exactly what I use my Diaclone as. EDC members that are perfectly in scale with Titan Masters. I still use some Mega Construx Call of Duty, Destiny, and Halo figs as EDC and other military characters to go with larger sized TFs.


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:22 PM

Cosmo-02 just arrived today from BBTS. Holy crap, this thing is awesome. The new 02 with the new components and remolds is substantially bigger than its predecessor, and looks awesome on Diabattles. There is only one flaw, and that is the new parts add so much weight that he tends to fall over. His ankles and hips are just a tiny bit too weak to support that mass reliably. Long-term display, I'd suggest using a stand of some kind, or maybe tightening those joints.

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 05:17 AM

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So there's a Diaclone World Guide by Hobby Japan that comes with a DVD of historical material like TV commercials.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:42 AM

Due to demand, TakaraTomy Mall is selling the visored Dia Battles head on its own, as well as a clear robot and case:  http://www.takaratom...ews/#20170623_2


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:53 AM

Diaclone Expo?

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:53 AM

Somehow I wasn't subscribed to this thread for my favorite toy. OH WELL FIXED NOW

 

Here's some pics I recently took

 

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I gotta get that Cosmo Battles 02, man.


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 07:18 AM

Holy crap, that Gyroseptor is badass. I want a full scale one. I'd fly it to work.


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:18 PM

Oh wow - I had no idea that this thread existed (wasn't expecting to find it in the TF forum).

I got into Diaclone Reboot in March - bought the Lunar Dia-Battles Prototype and had a spot of bad luck in that the Landing Gear piece of Battles 01 was defective.  The plastic basically crumbled out of the box, and it's far too brittle to super-glue back together.

 

So yeah, it kind of soured my experience with the line since that toy was $150+, imported, and not easily returned.

Maybe someday I'll be able to find a loose Battles 01 to buy and replace the missing piece.

 

In the meantime, I think I enjoy the individual mechs and definitely the SPACE motorcycle much, much more than the spaceships:

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Those Mission Bravo sets were great.  I bought a slew of them for my kid brother back in the day.



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 09:37 PM

Aw damn, sorry to hear about the landing gear. I haven't heard of anyone having that issue.


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 10:01 PM

I'm pretty sure it was just a plastic quality defect.  Hopefully, it's not common-place since the Lunar version was limited and expensive.

 

I went back and fiddled with my Diaclone Reboot toys today.  It's a shame that these things are so expensive - I totally want to army build them, but at $40 a pop, that's a bit cost-prohibitive.


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 07:48 PM

Putting the latest newspost link here so it's easier to find. https://www.allspark...r-powered-suit/

 

The clear powered suit is unironically swag.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:13 PM

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So I finally tracked down this set on eBay for a cheap price. This Matchbox Mission Bravo armored cruiser is huge! I was not expecting it to be that size. It's pretty awesome. I'm going to be cleaning it soon, as it was pretty dusty, and plan to have my EDC (Diaclone figs) all over that thing. I may have to buy some more Mission Bravo stuff. :)

 

 

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