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@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Mayor?

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 October 2020 - 07:38 AM)

Greasepit for the Sports Car Patrol, Airwave for the Airstrike Patrol, Hot House for the Rescue Patrol, Ironworks for ????

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:09 AM)

My local Walmart FINALLY got a restock of Generations during the early September reset and got a big shipment of Earthrise wave 1 (the first I’d seen around here). IF, and that’s a big IF, they restock I’m expecting a bunch of wave 3. Or wave 2. But we’ll be skipping one of those waves.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Barricade hanging around

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Brunt barely appeared here at all, wave 3 was pretty much skipped for a big load of wave 4, with Impactor and

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Brunt is shelfwarming around me. One walmart moved the whole lot of them off to a side shelf, but couldn't be added to liquidate them.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2020 - 09:01 PM)

Ironworks is a plague. No idea if it was overproduced or if nobody wants it but thing's clogging shelves.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 04:23 PM)

My walmart the few times I go in will be lucky to have two or three transformers period.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2020 - 10:29 AM)

I mostly just see walls of Ironworks. And the occassional Siege Hound.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2020 - 08:44 AM)

condolences.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 08:40 AM)

My local Symths is still chock full of Earthrise wave 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 08:24 AM)

Yup, generally so much they don't bother with any other waves as the existing stock doesn't sell out.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

All the damn time.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

If there's anything there's going to be plenty of stock, it's wave 1.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

I'm really not worried about wave 1 of a new line EVER.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

At least you got listings for kingdom. walmart canada won't list them until they're actually in stock and that could very well never happen. I'm gonna get mine from BBTS cause I'm not missing out on the maximals.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

And I don't buy the "they all sold out" explanation. The Kingdom figures are still listed.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

I don't see any of Friday's reveals at Walmart.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There's a difference between "sold out" and "no trace of a listing".

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There is still a listing for the scalped and sold out Walmart exclusive limited edition version of Gigawatt.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:22 AM)

But there should still be a listing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 06:30 AM)

Probably got scalped and sold out in seconds.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

And I don't see links anywhere either.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

So did Walmart somehow fail put up the Headmasters preorders as promised by Hasbro, or have the listings been taken down again? I cannot find them.

@  Kalidor : (18 October 2020 - 03:02 AM)

My Depth Charge is signed by David Sobolov on the wing.

@  Echowarrior : (16 October 2020 - 09:51 PM)

So do I, and I am one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2020 - 07:33 PM)

I need an adult.

@  -LittleAutob... : (16 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Watching people talk here is satisfying-

@  wonko the sane? : (16 October 2020 - 05:57 AM)

Nope, just awesome 80's metal hair.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 October 2020 - 12:17 PM)

Feathered Depthcharge? Does he turn into a fish with feathers?

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2020 - 11:57 AM)

i've seen fan vids of feathered Dinobot and Depthcharge (which got a top comment by someone who claims to be his voice actor) which show how CG progressed.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2020 - 08:01 AM)

A great story, and characters which more than make up for the now dated looking (but still clean and fluid.) CGI.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2020 - 03:31 AM)

Thanks to Kingdom I've been rewatching Beast Wars. Still tops.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 October 2020 - 03:19 AM)

If they manage to tie GI Joe into Transformers like I hear they're trying to do, and it manages to put Joe product on the shelves again? I will totally forgive even the worst movie ever.

@  Telly : (15 October 2020 - 12:58 AM)

they LOOK cool, but i dont like the size. i grew up in the late 70s and early 80s where action figure size was 3 3/4, so thats what i prefer

@  fourteenwings : (15 October 2020 - 12:32 AM)

I think the new G.I. Joe Classified figures are pretty cool.

@  Telly : (14 October 2020 - 07:11 PM)

speaking of gi joe, just bought my first gi joe figure since...2011? whenever the 30th anniversary/pursuit of cobra was. got the so-called "retro" storm shadow. only got him cause i missed the ultimate version way back when

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2020 - 02:13 PM)

He has to say something eventually...

@  Bass X0 : (14 October 2020 - 02:11 PM)

New G.I. Joe anything has been a disappointment. The biggest of which is what I hear they will do with SnakeEyes.

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The disappointment of the new GI Joe game has been offset by the arrival of PRINNYS!

@  Nevermore : (14 October 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Sure, but as a unionized worker myself, it's a hot button topic for me.

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

In fairness, there are FAR more pressing issues than whether a multinational company decides to use cheaper non-union VA for their cartoons

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 October 2020 - 07:24 AM)

That isn't contradictory because "most ethical companies" is just a comparison to other companies. It's like being the fastest snail.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2020 - 03:50 AM)

Was Hasbro in charge of the voice casting?

@  Nevermore : (14 October 2020 - 12:27 AM)

Doesn't sound very ethical to me.

@  Nevermore : (14 October 2020 - 12:26 AM)

Wasn't Hasbro once awarded as one of the "most ethical companies"?

@  Sabrblade : (13 October 2020 - 10:43 AM)

Jason Marsden wasn't too thrilled about it either, in the case of Rescue Bots Academy


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#1 WorkbenchManiac

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 04:20 PM

A couple of months ago we played a fun little card game here in Mayhem. Since I enjoyed it a lot, I went ahead and picked up more games by the same small publisher at the SPIEL boardgame fair last weekend.

Long story short: Who is up for another card game? Let's play Shephy!

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Cracking open the box gives us two decks of cards and the rules in English and Japanese.

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Oh, and there is a story hook:

We are all the same. We have no individuality.
When humans looked upon us, they believed the world had one ultimate cause.

We had nothing to say to them, so we kept silent.

"When humans are gone, you'll soon follow", they said to us.

Now there are no humans left.
We must be our own masters.
We need strength to defend ourselves.

There is strength in numbers.
The more you have, the more you will be.
Numbers are the same no matter who does the counting.
Numbers make the world go round.

Be fruitful. Multiply. Fill the earth.
Flourish in every part of the land and let the tread of golden hooves resound.
Let calamity be inspiration and have a plan for any purpose.

Our growth compounds.
My fellows fill the earth.
Danger is pushed back as the circle of our flat paradise expands.

Once humans held the reins and covered all the land under the sun.
But in the end, they could not escape their fate, and they were wiped out by their evolutionary neighbors.

We shall accept their final lesson with gratitude.
We shall overtake them and overcome their failure.


Shephy



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 04:39 PM

Ohohoho yes. = D


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 30 October 2017 - 05:01 PM

sheep card. *snaps fingers* COME OUT FOFFFFFFFFYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:03 PM

This is so weird, I want to play it just to see WTF it is.



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:20 PM

Glad to have you on board!

The rules are as follows:

We start with one sheep, and we need to reach 1000 sheep before the enemy herd does.

Sheep cards come in seven different ranks (1, 3, 10, 30, 100, 300 and 1000).

We cannot have more than seven sheep cards at any one time.

There is a deck of Event Cards, from which we draw a starting hand of five. We play a card, apply its effects, then draw cards until we have a hand of five again. Then we continue to play and re-draw cards until the deck is empty.

So let us draw a starting hand:

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To "release" one of your sheep cards means to remove it from the field.

Notice the brown enemy sheep card? The growth of the enemy herd is tracked using the numbers on its sides. Currently the enemy herd also numbers one sheep.

Which event will befall our lonely sheep?

Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 30 October 2017 - 05:23 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:33 PM

Be Fruitful!



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:41 PM

Fluffy luvin' it is!

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Be Fruitful is discarded, and we fill our hand back up.

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What's next?

Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 30 October 2017 - 06:05 PM.


#8 San of the Dead

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:54 PM

STORM
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:55 PM

Golden Hooves, I should think!


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 30 October 2017 - 06:00 PM

STORM
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Some people just want to see the world burn.

 

Golden Hooves, I should think!


It should be noted that since we cannot raise the highest-ranking sheep card's rank and both our sheep cards are tied for for highest rank, Golden Hooves would have no effect other than drawing a replacement for itself.

Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 30 October 2017 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:03 PM

This is fascinating 0_0


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:04 PM

FALLING ROCK
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:11 PM

What a sudden and tragic development!

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We draw a new card:

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What a dire situation for this post-apocalyptic flock of sheep! What card do we play next?

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:17 PM

STORM



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:26 PM

All of those cards make us lose, huh.


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 30 October 2017 - 06:37 PM

Flourish



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:37 PM

We have three plays that will not see us lose: Both Golden Hooves and Flourish do nothing in the current situation, but playing them let's us draw new cards, which might be helpful.
Similarly, Slump is pretty harmless right now, because half of one card rounded down is zero cards; in other words, we could play it without having to release any sheep, then draw a new card.

Let's play Slump, and have our brave little ovine weather the storm of paperwork:

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Draw a new card!

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Ooh, we have options!

Note on rules: Cards that are played or discarded will be shuffled back into the event deck when it runs out, but cards "removed from the game" are gone for good!

Edit: Sorry, Logicron. Simultaneity and all that.

Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 30 October 2017 - 06:42 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:41 PM

All Purpose Sheep



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:43 PM

O_O <-reaction to game 

 

that's what I was going to say too Logi :thumbsup 



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:44 PM

I need more info than that, Logicron. All Purpose Sheep copies a card effect, so I'd need to know what card to copy, and what to do with the effect.

Edit to add: "All-purpose Sheep" should totally be Foffy's new member title.

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