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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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#141 Sabrblade

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:21 PM

The description does say the product and colors are different.  So I'm guessing the sword isn't final.

 

Glad to hear that. I just rechecked the final battle scene that featured that sword and the sword definitely had a purple hue in the cartoon (and a glowing green aura, but the lack of that on the toy is understandable). It wasn't dull gray.


Edited by Sabrblade, 08 November 2017 - 01:22 PM.

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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 08 November 2017 - 02:49 PM

 

The description does say the product and colors are different.  So I'm guessing the sword isn't final.

 

Glad to hear that. I just rechecked the final battle scene that featured that sword and the sword definitely had a purple hue in the cartoon (and a glowing green aura, but the lack of that on the toy is understandable). It wasn't dull gray.

 

Still doesn't explain the different sword handle present though.  :doh




#143 Sabrblade

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:47 PM

 

 

The description does say the product and colors are different.  So I'm guessing the sword isn't final.

 

Glad to hear that. I just rechecked the final battle scene that featured that sword and the sword definitely had a purple hue in the cartoon (and a glowing green aura, but the lack of that on the toy is understandable). It wasn't dull gray.

 

Still doesn't explain the different sword handle present though.  :doh

 

Wouldn't the explanation for that just be as simple as "To let him hold the sword better than before"?


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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.

#144 Powered Convoy

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 07:41 AM

One would hope.  But they showed the original GFC handle in the promotional photos.

 

It'd be neat if he had both honestly.




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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:00 PM

Looking at the photos, it's the same handle as before.

 

The Bumblebee next to him was throwing me off, as I thought the handle ended before the figure standing there, but it continues behind the Bumblebee (you can see it behind BB in the mirror behind both figures).




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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:41 AM

Packaged photos of Encore God Fire Convoy:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/Robotkingdom/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1686099278075447

 

I feel that there wasn't much fanfare leading up to this release.  We got the initial advertisement and preorder announcement, but that's it.  I guess such is the way without TFYuki's Twitter account in the world.  The last Generations book showed a pretty good comparison of the color changes between the Encore and the original.  Granted the Encore was still the same stock photos previously revealed.

 

 




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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:58 AM

Out of package pics of SFC/Fire Convoy portion only:
http://d.hatena.ne.j...OYO/20180321/p1
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:05 AM

So the chest went back to chrome, and the window paint is back on the outside? Hrm. I was kinda digging those "changes" in the original promo images. Not... that I was going to buy the set again, mind.

 

*Edit* OH!! That is the original CR toy. Just a new photo shoot due to the reissue's release.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:23 AM

Yeah... Better make that clear.


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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 March 2018 - 10:25 AM

More time has passed between the start of Car Robots and today than between the start of G1 and the start of Car Robots.

Something about that feels odd.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:30 AM

I'm not uninterested but I really want to see how stable this release is first. For the price it runs and the originals not too hard to find, it better be worth it

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:30 AM

I was overjoyed to get a MIB Jetfire in 1996.

Fire Convoy is significantly older than that was at the time.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:48 AM

People didn't really 'collect' in the '80s like they did in 2001. That said, finding ones that haven't had the tires split open, mint in box or no, is probably enough of a challenge in and of itself.

 

Are there any third party options for replacement tires, speaking of? I feel like that would be a decent market to tap, but I have no idea how expensive they'd be to produce.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 11:47 AM

I assume it's possible to just get similarly-sized tires from model kits and the like, but I have no idea where to even start looking.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:24 PM

I really wish they just offered Fire Convoy on his own. I have no interest in Magnus or the unstable super robot.



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:50 PM

I feel confident you can sell God Magnus and the master sword and recoup a significant portion of your investment.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 07:03 PM

Yep. There's a lotta more Optimus Primes/Super Fire Convoys on the secondary market.

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 12:47 PM

Is that so? I'd have thought he'd be the less-available one, since Magnus, long-term, becomes more of an add-on figure for Fire Convoy, and I can't picture anyone owning Magnus without Convoy.

 

(Like 90 percent of my interest in Fire Convoy is based on him no longer being chromed, so those secondary-market ones don't do it for me)



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Posted 22 March 2018 - 01:29 PM

I believe RID Optimus and Magnus were packed evenly by Hasbro, but I'm sure there are a lot more Fire Convoys than God Magnuses.




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Posted 23 March 2018 - 07:21 AM

Some in hand pics of Encore God Fire Convoy set.  Definitely a lot darker red and blue on these guys, among the other changes.

https://www.facebook...1&theater&ifg=1

 

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