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@  Nevermore : (15 December 2019 - 04:05 PM)

The music, if you'd even call it that, adds to the creepy atmosphere. Apparently it was recorded using sounds created in a real nuclear power plant of the same type as Chernobyl.

@  Nevermore : (15 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

In case you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend the HBO mini-series "Chernobyl", which is about, well, you know. It's very intense and not for the faint-heartet. I'd say it's more scary than any horror flick, because (despite some artistic liberties taken with the behavior of some of the characters, and the timeline for some events), it's eerily real.

@  Sabrblade : (15 December 2019 - 10:51 AM)

Hey, at least you baked a cake in the bathroom. Not many can attest to that. :p

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Nope. Forgot entirely, had to make another trip.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

Well, did you get water?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Went to the bathroom, shaved, baked a cake... wait, I only got up to get some water...

@  unluckiness : (14 December 2019 - 09:01 AM)

That's a common misconception. You see compared to the first run, it's a new mold.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?


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#301 Msol

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:32 PM

Does anyone else get the sense that these are Hasbros only, with no Takara involvement? That Grimlock just feels that way.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:45 PM

If that Optimus is going to be 7" and it's not super herd to get a hold of, then he's definitely going to the back of my IDW Optimus Prime (2016) shelf

Does anyone else get the sense that these are Hasbros only, with no Takara involvement? That Grimlock just feels that way.

Have they ever released other Ultra Budget toys like the soap bottlesque titan toys in Japan?

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:43 PM

Out of curiosity, how well do these things stand? Given how hollow their feet/lower legs are I could see them maybe having a little trouble.



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:19 AM

If that Optimus is going to be 7" and it's not super herd to get a hold of, then he's definitely going to the back of my ID Optimus Prime (2016) shelf

Does anyone else get the sense that these are Hasbros only, with no Takara involvement? That Grimlock just feels that way.

Have they ever released other Ultra Budget toys like the soap bottlesque titan toys in Japan?

 

Nope.  Closest thing were some Kabaya that may have been inspired by some past figures.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:04 AM

New elbows? Extra paint? What is this madness? What's next - upsizing & diecast?

 

........aaaand I've just copped on that they ARE upsized.  :doh

 

Did Hasbro just Wei Jiang themselves?



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:54 AM

Does anyone else get the sense that these are Hasbros only, with no Takara involvement? That Grimlock just feels that way.

I wondered that myself.  It's probably a Hasbro Asia initiative like Cyber Battalion.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:17 PM

Someone remind me, has Takara sold small figures that went under the Hasbro label "Legion Class"? I want to say that in the case of RiD2015 and TLK, they haven't, but I have never paid much attention to Legends of Cybertron/Legends Class/Legion Class.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:27 PM

Someone remind me, has Takara sold small figures that went under the Hasbro label "Legion Class"? I want to say that in the case of RiD2015 and TLK, they haven't, but I have never paid much attention to Legends of Cybertron/Legends Class/Legion Class.

Yeah, they called them some variation of EZ Collection, (IIRC) more often than not.

Lots of random store exclusives too, but I think they skipped TLK.

Edited by Shrug, 16 January 2018 - 05:27 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:52 PM

I bet the jerks who design elbows to bend that way are the same people responsible for all those vertical videos.

 

Otherwise, for literal dollar store toys they do the job well enough. I like how Grimlock's dino legs have better proportions than the PotP toy. Oh Hasbro. And all the robot heads look pretty nice.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:30 AM

That Grimlock, with some work, may lead my PotP Dinobots. Only to be swapped out with the actual PotP Grimlock when they combine, which will only happen when a rare strain of boredom hits. 



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:26 AM

I bet the jerks who design elbows to bend that way are the same people responsible for all those vertical videos.
 
Otherwise, for literal dollar store toys they do the job well enough. I like how Grimlock's dino legs have better proportions than the PotP toy. Oh Hasbro. And all the robot heads look pretty nice.


Jerks who design elbows like that are just looking for a hug.

So when they get called "jerks", they need more hugs, and therefore design more elbows like that.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:02 AM

No hug from me until they learn to give a hug about correct joint design. :p

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:19 AM

You guys need to learn about the anatomical position.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:19 PM

They should put the fists on at 45° in between, half-supinated, and split the difference.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 01:56 AM

Have dollar store figures ever been Deluxe-sized, or is that too big for market six products?


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:17 AM

Good question. I know those chains have carried larger products before - I remember seeing the Classics "Ultimate Battle" two-pack in at least one dollar chain - but I don't know what's been specifically marketed to them beyond the Legends and Kre-O repacks. Presumably these 7" Authentics will retail around $10 if the 4.5" ones are meant to retail at $5. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 11:52 AM

There was a long stretch where there were Universe-packaged Energon Deluxes that were the sole province of market-six-type stores.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 12:48 PM

Battle in a Box was market 6.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:46 PM

I remember purchasing Transformers Cybertron Metroplex at Family Dollar way back when.  They also had Cybertron Menasor.



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:01 PM

I remember purchasing Transformers Cybertron Metroplex at Family Dollar way back when.  They also had Cybertron Menasor.

Any chance it was the Metroplex with Clocker bonus pack?  I got Metroplex/Clocker and Megatron/Hardtop at Family Dollar for $15 each.  Never saw the Optimus/Brakedown set.  All of them were originally Walmart exclusives but eventually ended up at Family Dollar.

 

Speaking of larger toys, Dollar General also had the Energon role play toys (Megatron Energon Sword and Optimus Prime Energon Blaster) in Powerlinx Battle packaging. 

 

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