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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:24 PM)

You say, "Damn it, what do you think this is, a shotgun wedding?"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:23 PM)

What do you do if someone wants to bring their concealed-carry to your American wedding?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 01:58 PM)

Benbot, I was streaming the PS4 version of Starlink

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:25 PM)

Ergo their reporting will have its own slant on the facts as they choose, not the most neutral way possible.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:24 PM)

I find it sad to realize that the prestigious New York Times which I trusted a lot as a kid in fact has its own editorial agenda.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:20 PM)

The end result is NOT that stupid bullshit gets equal coverage as reasonable arguments. That would be problematic in itself (the "false balance" bias), but the provlem is that the controversial stupid bullshit gets MORE coverage than the reasonable arguments.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

The media doesn't want to miss the opportunity to report on a controversy, and as a consequence makes sure that the controversial statements reach an audience.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

Because they realized that saying controversial shit is guaranteed to get coverage.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:16 PM)

It's the same here in Germany. Our right-wing moron party is still a political minority, yet they succeed in driving the topics the media keeps reporting.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

The main problem was that Trump was banking on controversy, and the media was reporting controversy because it gave them ratings.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

"Fairness" was not the media's main problem.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 October 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Holy fish! Second life is still a thing?!?!

@  Benbot : (20 October 2018 - 08:32 AM)

What were you streaming, Silverclaw?

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:28 AM)

Russian interference should have been fighting an uphill battle, but as far as I'm concerned we gave them a head start.

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I disagree with Hillary being a good choice to run against Trump. Plenty of mixed feelings about her long before 2016 within our own party. When the DNC has to rig it's own primaries to get their chosen candidate running, maybe you shouldn't expect an easy landslide at the actual election.

@  Pennpenn : (20 October 2018 - 05:20 AM)

It would have also helped if the US was also an actualy democracy where the candidate who gets the most votes wins, but hey.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:42 AM)

You helped destroy western democracy, but hey, at least no-one can accuse you of bias... Oh wait, they did, still do, and are going to keep doing so as long as you report facts.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:39 AM)

Hillary was a good choice to run against Trump, the big problem was the media crawling all over themselves to try and push the idea of fairness, and threw her under the bus to do so. Any hint of impropriety was treated as being exactly the same as actual proven criminal acts by Trump in order to avoid being seen as biased... and at the end of it all, he turned around and bit them for doing so because that's who he is.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:37 AM)

Many right-wingers are using its name as part of our version of the term "libtards": "Left-green filthy".

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:35 AM)

It's the only of the "established" parties (it's almost 40 years old at this point) that has remained true to its principles.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:34 AM)

Meanwhile, some uplifting news from Germany: While our big parties are rapidly losing voters, and our new "we're not really extreme" right-wing party is gaining voters, there is one other party that is scoring massive points, both in polls and the recent Bavarian state election: The Green Party.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:33 AM)

I still think having Hillary run against Drumpf was a bad choice.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 03:32 AM)

Well on the bright side, we know more people voted for HIllary than the cheeto.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:31 AM)

I guess many a prepper might have also voted for the person most likely to bring about the end of society they are waiting for.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Now let that sink in, and then think about how many people voted for Agent Orange.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:27 AM)

Elected officials often represent how the voters either view themselves, or how they would like to be.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 12:21 AM)

Well I had 8 people watching my stream at one time tonight.. I call that a success...

@  Telly : (19 October 2018 - 11:08 PM)

...

@  MEDdMI : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

Unless it's the main cast of Persona 5.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

I realize there is a certain irony in my vocabulary selection there.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:01 PM)

People who admire public thieves and tricksters are.....sad.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Ah damn it, need to go get some new headphones.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Power was out for most of the day, and now a boil water advisory. Been a great day so far...

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Bottom line, he reminds them alternatively of all the con men they grew up with watching on television (i.e. televangelists) or their favorite character from the Bible (i.e. Old Testament God).

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:30 PM)

Bill Maher gave an excellent explanation for why the Religious Right loves Trump so much.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"NOOOO said the man in washington! It's belongs to the poor!"... oh boy was he wrong.

@  Paladin : (19 October 2018 - 04:34 PM)

see also Andrew Ryan

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 03:18 PM)

Also, "Big Father" has almost all the benefits of "Big Brother", but with none of the drawbacks.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 02:22 PM)

I'd go with "moron", personally.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 AM)

Why not both?

@  Benbot : (19 October 2018 - 09:56 AM)

I think she was a psychopath.

@  Echowarrior : (19 October 2018 - 09:50 AM)

Ayn Rand was a pretentious bitch.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:31 AM)

But Sven makes way more sense now

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:30 AM)

Man, watching the original Voltron cartoon for the first time is so weird after having only seen the Netflix reboot.

@  D.M : (19 October 2018 - 09:09 AM)

+They don't really give a crap about God. All their religious talk is just part of the mask. They wanna look like the ideal citizen (what they consider that to be) - the most Christian of all Christians, the most patriotic of all patriots, etc.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 08:13 AM)

That's because she was also greedy, heartless, and despised the poor, which is something the right often loves more than God.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

I find it rather amusing that the party of the Religious Right sees wisdom in a woman who hated the notion of God almost as much as she hated and feared the idea of being part of a family.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:39 AM)

However, another big issue is cultural differences. We do have a sense of humor, it's just different than in other cultures because it is a product of a different culture. Simply put, what you might find incredibly funny is considered unfunny by Germans... and vice versa.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:38 AM)

It's actually a multi-faceted issue. Yes, some Germans are incredibly devoid of humor, although those people exist in other countries too. I have no ideas regarding statistics, but these people exist.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:37 AM)

So, about this long-standing stereotype that "Germans have no sense of humor"...


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#41 Jim S

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:44 AM

You should have just worked that out with me 2 weeks ago.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:45 AM

I still want a Return of Blurr storybook, but apparently it costs $57 to ship one to the UK! :|


Having recently shipped to the U.K. and being told the minimum shipping cost for any size package was $25, I wouldn't be surprised if the tracking and standards that Fun Pub chose as defaults add up to $50.

You could try calling (hopefully you have an internet phone to avoid the long distance) and see if you can't get some kind of media mail option.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:58 PM

As Fun Pub goes through more of their old inventory, they're still finding parts of the Archives that had been stowed away. Which means... New store listings:

 

 

 

Hey Transformers Fans!  

New items on sale!  Check out the low prices!


We will be adding new archived items (as we continue to go through our items) to each sale until all pieces are gone. Archived items are very limited quantities. These are the final pieces. All items are Sold As Is and All Sales Are Final. Archived items can be found in the FEATURED section online in the store.
 
New Archived Items added, FINAL PIECES
 
2005 Flare Up Souvenir-does NOT include Tech Spec Card/Instructions
2005 Ratchet
2005 Bonus Flamewar 
2005 Bonus Flamewar does NOT include Tech Spec Card/Instructions
2006 Buzzsaw/Laserbeak 
2006 Bonus Unit 2 Tigatron
2006 Dawn of Futures Past Convention Set Signed (by Scott McNeil, Blue Manama, Pauline Newstone, Richard Newman)
2011 BotCon Stunti-Con Job Polybagged Loose Set
2011 BotCon Souvenir Sideswipe/Toxitron
2011 BotCon Souvenir Thundercracker/Galvatron
2011 botCon Souvenir Autotroopers 3pk
TF FSS 3.0 Nacelle Figure
2015 BotCon Unassembled Class Kit
 
 
 
Current Sale Items(located Transformers Sale & Clearance Section)
 
2016 BotCon Exclusive Animated Storybook- The Return of Blurr!!! (1 pc)
2015 BotCon Exclusive Waruders (4 pack)
2013 Transformers Club Exclusive Carded Depthcharge (Unsigned)  (1 pc)
2016 Transformers Club Exclusive Ramjet (1 pc)
Iacon BotCon 2015 Cybertron: Most Wanted Five Figure Boxed Set (Non-Attending)
2014 BotCon Exclusive KRE-O Anniversary set 6-pack (1 pc)
2015 Transformers Club Exclusive NOVA PRIME TM (1 pc)
2015 BotCon Exclusive Diaclone Explorers (Burn Out & Life-Ticket) 2 pack
2014 Transformers Club Exclusive Trans-mutate (1 pc)
2014 BotCon Exclusive Knight 3-pack (1 pc)
2016 Transformers Club Exclusive ARMADA SKYWARP ® (1 pc)
2016 BotCon Exclusive Rubber Duckie( 2nd Edition) and IDW Commemorative Comic Program (2 pcs
2013 BotCon Exclusive Assembled Class Figure (1 pc)
2016 BotCon Exclusive Set of 2 Commemorative Shot Glasses (2 pcs)
2013 BotCon Exclusive (Convention Boxed Set) "Machine Wars" 5 figure set (1 pc)
2008 Transformers Club Exclusive Nightbeat Empty Box(DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY FIGURES,COMIC OR FOAM INSERT, BOX ONLY) (1 pc)
2016 BotCon Exclusive Commemorative Sunglasses (Black) 1 pc
2016 BotCon Exclusive Commemorative Sunglasses (Red and Black) 
2012 BotCon Exclusive "Transformers Invasion" Empty Convention Box w/o Foam Insert (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY FIGURES, file cards, or accessories) 1 pc
2009 BotCon Wings of Honor Empty Convention Box (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY FIGURES OR FOAM INSERT, BOX ONLY) 1 pc
2012 BotCon Exclusive "Transformers Invasion" Empty Convention Box w/Foam Insert (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY FIGURES, file cards, or accessories) 1 pc
2012 Transformers Club Exclusive Over-Run Empty Box w/Foam Insert (does NOT include any figures) 1 pc
2012 BotCon Exclusive Logo T-Shirt (X-Large) 1 pc
2009 BotCon Exclusive Bonus Leozack Figure (1 pc)
2010 BotCon Exclusive Bonus Slicer Figure (1 pc)
2011 BotCon Exclusive Bonus Fisitron Figure (1 pc)
2012 BotCon Exclusive Bonus Spraxus Figure (1 pc)
2013 BotCon Exclusive Bonus Starscream Figure (1 pc)
2015 BotCon Exclusive Bonus Zaptrap Figure (1 pc)
2016 BotCon Exclusive Bonus Terrorsaur Figure (1 pc)
2013 BotCon Exclusive Mirage and Thundercracker Souvenir 2 pack (1 pc)
Transformers Figure Subscription Service Figure Fisitron (Version 2 Month 2) 1 pc
Transformers Figure Subscription Service BONUS Figure Eject Only (Version 2 Month 6) 1 pc
Transformers Figure Subscription Service BONUS Figure Bluestreak Only (Version 4 Month 6) 1 pc
2014 BotCon Exclusive Assembled Class Figure (Unpainted) 1 pc
2015 BotCon Exclusive Assembled Class Unpainted Figure (1 pc)
2006 BotCon Exclusive Cheetor Figure (1 pc)
Transformers Figure Subscription Service Figure Impactor (does NOT include Tech Spec Card/Instructions) (Version 4 Month 6)
 
If you have not been a member or have not been a member for several years, just put this store account item in your cart and you can set up an account that will let you purchase all former TCC items until we run out!

BTW, that's a typo. It's supposed to be "Blu Mankuma" for the autographed 2006 set. Not "Blu Manama".



#44 Creedence

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:54 PM

Those prices for Tigatron and Laserbeak/Buzzclaw are painful, but it's now or never.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:16 PM

But check out their low prices.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:24 PM

clubs low prices=walmarts "clearance" prices


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:25 PM

But check out their low prices.

 

To be fair, they're not claiming sale prices (much less "low" ones) on their archived items. Those are simply rare specimens that are suddenly available.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:26 PM

Their low prices are really tempting actually.

I mean I see your joke, but... yeah. The sale section of the site has some great prices.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:37 PM

*sigh*

 

I missed the 2006 set mentioned in this email. Did anyone get a look at how much it was before it got sold?


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:51 PM

To be fair, they're not claiming sale prices (much less "low" ones) on their archived items. Those are simply rare specimens that are suddenly available.

 

 

New items on sale!  Check out the low prices!


We will be adding new archived items (as we continue to go through our items) to each sale until all pieces are gone.

 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Edited by LV!, 21 August 2017 - 04:51 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:00 PM

 

To be fair, they're not claiming sale prices (much less "low" ones) on their archived items. Those are simply rare specimens that are suddenly available.

 

 

New items on sale!  Check out the low prices!


We will be adding new archived items (as we continue to go through our items) to each sale until all pieces are gone.

 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

 

Yeah, I see it. That's not really what you're claiming it to be, though. That's just sloppy html work. The text is clear enough. 

 

But if you really want to go there... just try to find a lower price for those rare archived items anywhere else. 

Actually, if you can even find another specimen of most of those currently on sale at any price, you'll have done well.


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 21 August 2017 - 05:03 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:08 PM

*sigh*
 
I missed the 2006 set mentioned in this email. Did anyone get a look at how much it was before it got sold?

$1,195.

I still see it, though? Scroll all the way to the bottom.

Edited by Creedence, 21 August 2017 - 05:10 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:32 PM

 

*sigh*
 
I missed the 2006 set mentioned in this email. Did anyone get a look at how much it was before it got sold?

$1,195.

I still see it, though? Scroll all the way to the bottom.

 

 

HOLY SNAP, THANK YOU!

 

Just snagged it! That's at least $200 cheaper than ToyWiz's price, and cheaper than any last few sets that were sold on eBay.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:33 PM

 

 

*sigh*
 
I missed the 2006 set mentioned in this email. Did anyone get a look at how much it was before it got sold?

$1,195.

I still see it, though? Scroll all the way to the bottom.

 

 

HOLY SNAP, THANK YOU!

 

Just snagged it! That's at least $200 cheaper than ToyWiz's price, and cheaper than any last few sets that were sold on eBay.

 

 

Hey, congrats! That's even autographed, isn't it?



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:00 PM

Well, this is unexpected.

 

Just did a quantity check on the autographed 2006 set. Turns out they got six of those sets in stock! :o

 

As of this typing, of course.

 

So... Yeah, anyone still looking to get that set, go get 'em while the gettin's still good.


Edited by Sabrblade, 21 August 2017 - 08:05 PM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:05 AM

Sadly, at these prices I may have to go to my grave never having... (checks) Rhinox and Dinobot? Huh. I somehow managed to get the other three. Everything OUTSIDE this set, of course, is even more of a lost cause. 



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:23 AM

I ordered Tigatron, Flame War, Laserbeak and Buzzsaw, figuring they finish out my Fun Pub collection. As I have every other exclusive they've done.

Then I realized I don't have the Virulent Clones. :doh :D


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:44 AM

I think I have an extra if you don't mind not having the pair (they were the same, right?)

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:34 AM

I think I have an extra if you don't mind not having the pair (they were the same, right?)

They were the same as far as I know, and thank you.  :)




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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:04 PM

Sadly, at these prices I may have to go to my grave never having... (checks) Rhinox and Dinobot? Huh. I somehow managed to get the other three. Everything OUTSIDE this set, of course, is even more of a lost cause. 

 

At those prices I would just toss in Armada Hoist sans Minicon and laugh at the fact that unless your nerd friends are over no one would be the wiser. It's a weird deco that looks like Dinobot. Check mark. And you can't give them away on Ebay for five bucks. lol

 

Rhinox is an ouch. I liked that one so much I tried a custom probably eight years ago. I remember getting the head on was the easy part. Having shaky hands and no plans for how to compensate for that not so much. You might have a better chance or someone in Wheeljacks might want to take the project on. Would be cheaper than secondary market prices - though who knows where those will stand long term. If Hasbro starts doing anything close to Cybertronian Beast Wars they might freefall. Good luck!


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