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@  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


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#21 Creedence

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 07:05 PM

RID Steeljaw. I wasn't aware of just how bad the toy was till I recently got him. Yikes.

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 04:07 AM

I had the opposite reaction to TR Fort Max, where I bought one and was, like, "Ehhhhh...  I think I may have just wasted a chunk of cash here."

My issue with both Titans so far is someone clearly just designed a giant action figure and then added in half hearted transformation afterwards. Maximus 'base/city' mode is just the figure laying down on its back. You're doing something wrong when a 30 years older toy has a better looking city and ship modes.



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 06:36 AM

Blazemaster from Revenge of the Fallen.  Looks good in pictures but is a complicated mess in hand.



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 01:49 PM

Sharkticon Megatron looked like such a great toy. It was not.



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 02:15 PM

Blazemaster from Revenge of the Fallen.  Looks good in pictures but is a complicated mess in hand.

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 02:19 PM

Blazemaster from Revenge of the Fallen. Everyone hated the mold and I expected it to suck, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it's a decent figure that just needed some tightening up at the hips to be a proper horrible stilt-monster.


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:28 PM

I'd like him better if he had real arms
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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:08 PM

 

I had the opposite reaction to TR Fort Max, where I bought one and was, like, "Ehhhhh...  I think I may have just wasted a chunk of cash here."

My issue with both Titans so far is someone clearly just designed a giant action figure and then added in half hearted transformation afterwards. Maximus 'base/city' mode is just the figure laying down on its back. You're doing something wrong when a 30 years older toy has a better looking city and ship modes.

 

And leaving that big Metroplex joint in the chest while changing the rest of it was just god damn weird.  And making zero effort to make those legs fold up further despite them being just big empty boxes.  The sound gimmick doesn't really make up for it.  Titan Metroplex pretty much does everything better.

 

Sharkticon Megatron looked like such a great toy. It was not.

Not helped by it having misassembled shoulders, either.  On the other hand, I expected FE Bulkhead to be some kind of nightmare from pictures of the transformation, and that ended up being one of my favorites of the entire line.


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:14 PM

I always heard Beast Changer, aka Savage Noble, was an awful toy. I picked one up last year and I love it. Awesome dragon monster thing? Check. Demon Werewolf mode? Check. Easy but fun transformation? Check. Definitely a cool toy.


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:28 PM

There's a section of the fandom that considers every Beast Machines figure an awful toy.  I love that line.  It's like the most risk-taking line in Transformers history.

 

Which I'll tie back around to the topic on the grounds that I thought most of the Maximals were going to suck from the pictures, but here I am, still liking the hell out of most them.  Except Geckobot.  That toy still sucks.  And looks like it sucks.


Edited by Spark, 13 February 2017 - 01:30 PM.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:19 PM

There's a section of the fandom that considers every Beast Machines figure an awful toy.

 

Indeed, some hate Beast Machines with a religious fury.  You can find online arguments about how Generations Tankor should have been OG toy accurate instead of show accurate because that show they never watched was horrible so the True© Tankor was the toy.  Only just so they can be as contrary as possible.


Edited by Diecast, 13 February 2017 - 02:21 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:46 PM

There's a section of the fandom that considers every Beast Machines figure an awful toy.

 
Indeed, some hate Beast Machines with a religious fury.  You can find online arguments about how Generations Tankor should have been OG toy accurate instead of show accurate because that show they never watched was horrible so the True©[/size] Tankor was the toy.  Only just so they can be as contrary as possible.

I'm just bummed that they could've just scaled-up Tank Drone, and I would've liked that more than the Generations deluxe.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 05:16 PM

I love all the Vehicons(Even Blast Charge) and have very little love for the Maximals (Save for Night Slashy Cheetor) I wont hide that fact and for the record I bought a great many of them so its not just me saying so for no reason

 

I simply do like what they did and how badly the Maximals got nurfed in show and in toy form


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:19 PM

I was going to say "I don't think you know what 'nurfed' means" but then I realized I don't think I know what "nurfed" means.



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:55 PM

Nurfed as in tone down the there firepower thanks to the shows forunners deciding that. but also Nurfing in a since that that the designers where hand tied as well

 

Some of the Maximals outside the show design where good Buzzsaw, the Shark guy, and few others where better off but man oh man show characters suffered ...poor Silverbolt


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:32 PM

RotF Mixmaster, Voyager size. Such a fiddly ball-ache. Robot mode is suitable terrifying and the truck mode is really good, but the effort it takes to go from one to the other... it's one of exactly two toys I will probably never willingly try to play with again.


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:59 PM

RID Steeljaw. Not a good way to start a line, and the fact that it was the first (and for months, only) Decepticon figure in the mainline was one of the main reasons a lot of people gave up on the line. Kinda glad I slogged through that and the other early stuff - Quillfire and Scorponok are really good, Bisk is downright amazing, Soundwave looks fantastic, and I'm really hyped for Blurr.



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:13 PM

Jesus Christ tec it's Nerf.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:16 PM

:D Finally someone cracked dam I had a 5er on Copper


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:18 PM

I was not expecting to love TR Kup even a quarter as much as I do. I thought the first pictures we saw made him look abysmal, but bought him as he seemed like he'd look fun crewed by Dia-nauts. He's now one of my favourite Titans Return toys; he's just so fun and surprisingly nice looking in-hand.

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But the biggest surprise of my trip to Asia has to be this guy; looks badass as all hell, laden with effective-yet-unobtrusive gimmicks, really rather posable, and I just kinda love how his upper legs transform:

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