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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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#1 Spark

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:21 PM

So, as I sit here looking at the criminally underappreciated Botcon Battletrap with its impeccable headsculpt and impressive deco on one of the best Transformers ever made, I'm curious- What were Fun Publications' finest exclusives from everything they ever did?


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:24 PM

TM3 Megatron is pretty impressive.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:24 PM

The original Shattered Glass boxed set and souvenirs. . I still adore that set to this day. Fantastic concept, mold choice, and execution. Blurr notwithstanding.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:27 PM

Sky-Byte.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:28 PM

Also going to throw in TFSS Krok.  That's a decent-but-not-great mold really elevated by another great headsculpt and deco.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:36 PM

Ooh, I already have a photo for this.

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I'd probably add Thunder Mayhem to this lineup. I want to include the grail that is TM3 Megatron, but his already spiderwebbing chrome is points against him.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:39 PM

The ones I wrote bios for.  :D

 

My favorites are (in no particular order):

  • Armada Skywarp
  • Doublepunch
  • Olin Zarak Scorponok
  • Punch / Counterpunch
  • Nacelle
  • G2 Starscream
  • Bitstream
  • Hotlink
  • Sunstorm
  • G2 Ramjet
  • SG Thundercracker
  • SG Megatron
  • SG 2008 Optimus
  • 2007 Thundercracker
  • 2007 Thrust
  • 2007 Dirge
  • Dreadwind
  • Needlenose with Sunbeam & Z-Putty
  • Treadshot & Catgut
  • Krok & Gatoraider
  • 2015 Megatron & Microns
  • 2016 Megatron
  • 2016 Airazor
  • Universe Ramjet
  • 2016 Terrorsaur
  • Clench
  • Impactor
  • Ruckus
  • Bludgeon
  • Runabout
  • Runamuck

I bolded the ones I really like.  I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting about, and the TFSS 5.0 guys might have some that end up on this list too.

 

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Edited by Powered Convoy, 02 February 2017 - 02:40 PM.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:39 PM

I admit that I don't own any, but the entire BotCon 2015 set and SG Galvatron/Thundercracker appeal to me the most.
Oilmaster and Scorponok are probably the most impressive.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:39 PM

BotCon 2005 Ramjet - oh, but that was Hasbro.
 

Probably Rapido. Somehow the shape of his head even overcomes that mold's awful turtleneck.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:43 PM

Since mine did the same thing (TM3 Megatron and chrome cracking), I think the root cause is that the plastic used to make that chest piece is more flexible than originally intended 15 years ago. So if you just grab the chest panel at the top or wherever, it will probably flex just the tiniest bit more than it's supposed to and pop the chrome paint from its hold. And therefore cause the spiderwebs.

 

If you put your thumb near the hinge for support, or grab the panel lower, closer to the hinge, it should put less stress on the rest of the panel and greatly reduce the chance of cracking your chrome.

 

I learned that all way too late though :(


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:46 PM


If you put your thumb near the hinge for support, or grab the panel lower, closer to the hinge, it should put less stress on the rest of the panel and greatly reduce the chance of cracking your chrome.

 

I learned that all way too late though :(

 

Yikes!  I'm afraid to even look at mine, or touch it at this point.  :doh




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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:48 PM

Botcon '07 Thundercracker for being the instigator of so much impotent rage. (And even after the mass release figures, I was able to sell that set for enough money to buy a new computer, so suck it, fandumb)

 

But for reals, probably Oilmaster. I don't own it but I've been sorely tempted.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:49 PM

I feel as though Action Master Thundercracker and Double Punch are somehow personal favors to me, since they are the finest of the narrowing "There Is No Way In Hell Hasbro Will Ever Do This" category in the best way that I never, ever thought I'd see.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:51 PM

I really liked SG Treadshot, he's got a really nice color scheme, but he's also the only Club toy I own, so.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:54 PM

The '06 Dawn of Futures Past set remains my most-loved Fun Pub set of anything I've gotten ahold of. I keep it on a shelf on its own, in pride of place.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:58 PM

I joined the Club just to get my hands on Runamuck and Runabout...and almost Nightbeat, but thankfully I held off on that.

 

Krok and Treadshot are pretty good, as several have noted.  Thunder Mayhem as well.

 

I do like Timelines Rampage in concept, especially the big X on his chest, but the execution was a little lacking.  That tiny head looks really off standing next to Timelines Depthcharge.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:58 PM

I like Botcon Battletrap well enough and all, and his deco is appropriate, but not sure I'd use the term "impressive" to describe the deco.

 

Doublepunch is the one that jumps first to mind.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:06 PM

By virtue of being one of only two Fun Pub figures I own with no plan to sell, BotCon '14 Scorponok pretty much tops my list by default

 

I mean, especially when the other one is '09 Razorclaw.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:21 PM

I do like Timelines Rampage in concept, especially the big X on his chest, but the execution was a little lacking.  That tiny head looks really off standing next to Timelines Depthcharge.

 

Ooh, I knew I was forgetting something! BotCon Hunter/Shockaract is my number one most wanted Fun Pub toy; it's got such a gorgeous deco.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:28 PM

My face still contorts in disappointment when I look at Rampage.

 

Hunter though is miles better because of his paint. Just that much more detail on the head makes it look far less tiny.





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