Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  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.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter


Photo
- - - - -

Fun Pub Postmortem: Best Exclusives

Fun Publications Exclusives Joy Glee Buckets of paint Expensive

199 replies to this topic

#21 Spark

Spark
  • Citizen
  • 37165 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:33 PM

I never could get past the dinky noggin on that one.

 

Oh, and I really should add Thrustinator, since 1) It's absurd, and 2) It's a mold that's relatively rare and obscure in its own right.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#22 sparkasylum

sparkasylum
  • Citizen
  • 1011 posts
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:36 PM

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

 

While Oilmaster lacks in someways, it probably is one of their best, or at least one of the biggest accomplishments.

 

Something I didn't see mentioned already that I really like, maybe didn't use much creativity behind it, and had some mold tolerance issues, but I think the "Universe/Energon" Seacon set is superb. Taking Hasbro's unused deco, but actually getting it produced and making a wonderful giftset box with cut-out windows in great re-creation of late G1 Japanese packaging.



#23 Fear or Courage

Fear or Courage

    Do I compel you?

  • Citizen
  • 1968 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:GTA, Canada
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:48 PM

Never having owned any of it, the stuff I was always most envious of in general was the Neo-G2 releases, like Ramjet, Starscream and Rapido.

 

Also, Shattered Glass Thundercracker for just...being what it was. And the original Punch/Counterpunch.


Edited by Fear or Courage, 02 February 2017 - 03:48 PM.


#24 Ratchet/Megatron

Ratchet/Megatron
  • Citizen
  • 284 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Twin Cities
  • Faction::Cannonball's Pirate Crew

Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:57 PM

Ugh, so many choices.

 

TFSS Krok.  Utterly beautiful and with his AM partner!

Botcon Kickoff: Love him!

The audacity and obscurity of Oilmaster delights me, but I won't have the mold until TFSS 5.0 ships

 

I'd go with Krok, and give special mention to The Predacus - love the way he turned out, especially in combined mode.  



#25 Spark

Spark
  • Citizen
  • 37165 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:57 PM

 

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

 

While Oilmaster lacks in someways, it probably is one of their best, or at least one of the biggest accomplishments.

 

Something I didn't see mentioned already that I really like, maybe didn't use much creativity behind it, and had some mold tolerance issues, but I think the "Universe/Energon" Seacon set is superb. Taking Hasbro's unused deco, but actually getting it produced and making a wonderful giftset box with cut-out windows in great re-creation of late G1 Japanese packaging.

 

Oh yes, mold rot be damned, getting the Universe Seacons out there was pretty great, even if it was kind of limited.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#26 NightViper

NightViper

    Ehhhhh...

  • Retired Staff
  • 40737 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:04 PM

TCC Scalor is still Archerbot to me.



#27 Spark

Spark
  • Citizen
  • 37165 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:08 PM

In retrospect, I kind of wish they'd done a little more that, like getting the G2 Combat Hero Prime and Megatron out since the molds still existed, etc.  And the Club members are basically exactly the audience that'd care about that, especially early on.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#28 Twilight Noisemaze

Twilight Noisemaze
  • Citizen
  • 166 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:14 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.


While I'm still undecided on who I will nominate for Funpubs best job, I want to agree with you on Rampage, wonderful figure & concept but boy don't I wish it were voyager mold instead...

#29 MrBlud

MrBlud

    Goes down smooth...

  • Retired Staff
  • 51108 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Westlake, OH
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:19 PM

I'd have to go with Actionmaster Thundercracker, Krok, and Rapido as my top three.

card-strongarm.jpg


#30 Vexwing

Vexwing

    You are being deceived

  • Staff
  • 3254 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Seattle, WA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:30 PM

Seeing multiple people mention Rapido warms my heart. Love that guy.

Love that year in general. The new head sculpts were so perfectly on-point; Rapido, Clench, Sky-byte, and Breakdown are still some of what I'd consider their all-time best.

Edited by Vexwing, 02 February 2017 - 04:32 PM.

35806863916_c3f0822359_o.jpg
I'm on twitter for some reason! Hell if I know why.
@vexwing

www.flickr.com/vexwing
 


#31 General Tekno

General Tekno

    BRUNT; F.C.A.!

  • Citizen
  • 2002 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Calgary, AB, CA
  • Faction::Vehicon

Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:31 PM

Nobody's bringing up the excellent Botcon 2011 TFA set? Those were fantastic, in no small part due to having the involvement of people who worked on the show.

Depth Charge is a favorite of mine too.

banner_2015.png

BT Toons - updates Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Blog | Youtube | Twitter | DeviantArt | Tumblr


#32 Aberration

Aberration
  • Citizen
  • 2658 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:37 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.


I feel the same way. My only complaint about that set is that they opted to match the weird coloring of BW10th Dinobot's toy.

#33 Mouse_Pad

Mouse_Pad

    It's a nice day for a...

  • Citizen
  • 8844 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Memphis, TN

Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:48 PM

G2 Redux is probably my favorite set as a whole, followed closely by Dawn of Future's Past.  DoFP could have used a couple more head sculpts.



#34 Thylacine 2000

Thylacine 2000

    Charismatic Megafauna

  • Citizen
  • 16091 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York

Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:51 PM

BEST CHARACTER REPRESENTATIONS:
Clench
Krok
TM3 Megatron
Airazor
Sideburn


BEST UNEXPECTED WACKY STUFF:
Double Punch
Sky Byte
Hunter Shokaract

Edited by Thylacine 2000, 02 February 2017 - 04:51 PM.


#35 tec

tec

    Upgrade

  • Supporter
  • 27940 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Walk'n towards it
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:52 PM

I never owned any and most likely wont

 

But there are some exclusives I would have liked dont know what set there from or who made them

 

The G1 Scrop from Energon Scorp

Cromedome from Prime Wheeljack

G2 Rapido


Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Are you telling me that tec had a job? I thought his sole reasons for existence are cheesecake and horrible grammar.-Shadowman024

 


#36 Chip

Chip

    Machine Saurer, my strength / Only you can understand my heart.

  • Citizen
  • 7180 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:06 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.

 

BotCon 07 happened the summer I got laid off, and it was already paid for before then, and Classics was so utterly uninteresting to me that I didn't have any qualms about selling them. So that was a nice set of exclusives.

 

By that same standard, SG Rodimus got me more than the trade-in on my 12 year old Nissan and paid for most of a week's worth of day care, so that's a favorite of mine.



#37 Dracula

Dracula

    IS DEAD NOW

  • Retired Staff
  • 4277 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Arkansas
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:14 PM

Yeah, thinking on it, I have not owned a single Fun Pub item since Botcon '07. 

 

But I greatly admired that G2 set. Rapido might be the only use of that mold that I actually like!


5140629382_7d653c135f.jpg

ALL OF TREASURES


#38 OrionPax44

OrionPax44

    Old an falling apart

  • Supporter
  • 8092 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Enjoying a fever dream, wondering where it's gonna lead
  • Faction::Cannonball's Pirate Crew

Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:22 PM

The 2014 Botcon set is high on my likes followed by Runabout and Runamuck. If I had to pick one favorite individually it'd be Kick Over.


5473617b-d2fa-4bcd-8a25-8a0dd778f111_zps

I reject your reality and substitute my own


#39 zephyrX9

zephyrX9
  • Citizen
  • 1338 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London, a small village on Mars, just outside the capital city, Wbbl.
  • Faction::Cannonball's Pirate Crew

Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:00 PM

Banzai-Tron, Kick-Off, Cannonball, Bluestreak, the Autotroopers, Shockaract, Treadshot, and Depth Charge ALL rank among my favorite toys to just pick up and fiddle with.

Honorable mentions go to Scorponok and Nexus Prime for being friggin' gutsy, and Ginrai for being delicious.

Dishonorable mentions go to Overlord and Windsweeper for bad QC problems, and to 2014 Flamewar because I hate that mold that badly.
Addendum: BOTH SG and TFSS Treadshots.

#40 Gizmoboy

Gizmoboy

    I live to serve

  • Administrator
  • 9685 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indianapolis
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:23 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

 

Luckily I have both Gigatron and RiD Galvatron so I don't have to transform Megatron.  He just looks so damn beautiful!

 

I'd also like to add my love for Predacus and Thunder Mayhem.  Considering the club had a directive from Hasbro to utilize more up-to-date molds based off the current releases, their use of the molds, head sculpts, and paint apps were executed extremely well.





Reply to this topic



  



Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Fun Publications, Exclusives, Joy, Glee, Buckets of paint, Expensive

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users