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@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.

@  Telly : (13 February 2021 - 01:49 AM)

thats the main reason i got rid of my alternators. too much of a pain to transform

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:13 AM)

Didn't use a hammer, but feeling a little less sentimental.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:12 AM)

(The video I found to get some hints had alcohol and a hammer, and by the time I was done, I understood why.)

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:11 AM)

I posted something about feeling all sentimental when I transformed alternators Smokescreen a few days ago...and tonight I tried transforming Grimlock.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

they don't taste great.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

I'm eating my words...

@  Kaon : (12 February 2021 - 01:48 AM)

How is everyone tonight

@  Telly : (11 February 2021 - 06:31 PM)

even intergalactic despots need some down time

@  wonko the sane? : (11 February 2021 - 05:07 PM)

Then he went and hid in a hot tub for a few months...

@  Bass X0 : (11 February 2021 - 04:52 PM)

Galvatron: "You'll do my proxy bidding, or taste my wrath!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 February 2021 - 02:13 PM)

There's kind of a range there.

@  Rycochet : (11 February 2021 - 11:41 AM)

IDW Autobot evil.

@  tigerhawk : (11 February 2021 - 07:47 AM)

IDW Overlord evil or Sunbow Megatron evil.


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#81 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 03:41 PM

Saw it. They really just mixed up 90's Raph with the Leo role.

I don't think I've ever seen this animation on a toon before. What's the closest that is like it? This isn't Flash animated?

Cena voices the villain, haha.

Have little respect for Splinter but that might change.

Raph is animal friendly. Taken from Nick Raph having Spike Slash?

Mikey is an artist, taken from comics.

Donnie is confident but not condescending. I should like it but I'm not totally for it yet. Weird.

Leo, I'm ok with. He's more relaxed now that he's not leader.

April. Well, I laughed when she attacked solo.

So mystic right from the start. Could be interesting.

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#82 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:53 PM

... Man I am disappointed. I misread the thread title and expected George Cloony and a hospital
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#83 Noideaforaname

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 10:21 AM

This cartoon is... something. I don't hate it, but the complete lack of actual setting/world building and Splinter being a lazy old couch potato make it hard to get into.

 

Also, did they rename the turtles? Seems like it's Leon and Michel now. I mean, those could be nicknames but they usually go by nicknames anyway??



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Posted 28 July 2018 - 10:58 AM

Well, that sure seems lively, energetic, and full of action. Almost had a sort of 90s Extreme feel to it, but more metal jazz than hard rock'n'roll. Might be worth looking into for me.

Everything in the 90s was so extreme



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Posted 29 July 2018 - 09:05 AM

It's not bad but you can feel the Nick in it. The chain of jokes without a break, the snark, the kid's wishlist activities...

It's not made for me. That isn't a crime nor is the show lacking in redeeming value. But it's like a huge ball of sugar for kids to consume.

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 11:18 AM

Kinder eggs are once again doing a promotion where it's licensed toys. The boys option is TMNT though oddly rather than Rise they've opted for the previous Nick series. Per the insert it seems the choices are the Turtles, Splinter, Shredder and a Kraang. They're simple figures like most of these Kinder attempts but much better than some they've done.

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 12:48 AM

I liked it. Its a different take but the animation is sharp the humor was mostly good and the action sequences were solid.

Its a TMNT "What If" and I'm alright with that.

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 09:49 PM

I liked the first few episodes so far.

 

 

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 03:26 PM

1st episode is up on YouTube

 


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#90 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 02:19 PM

I watched the Origami episode. I enjoyed it. Leo was acting like a leader here. Feels like they just named Raph as leader for promotional purposes? But Leo tryyyyying to play it cool is actually a lot of fun.

I totally laughed at Raph and the salami. And the tracker joke. And April.

Action is waaaay fast.

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#91 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 10:13 PM

Reviewer I follow opened the villains and April.

Splinter's usual stick weapons has a sword. That's sorta new? And April comes with a regular then flaming bat. Maybe that's the replacement bo staff that Donnie didn't get since he kept his hi tech bo instead of getting an enchanted weapon? Is April the actual fourth mystic of the team instead of Donnie?



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Posted 02 September 2018 - 09:50 AM

The word going around (partly because Nick had to do damage control because pre-release response was so bad) is that we should expect to see the cast slot into more familiar roles as the show goes on. So Raph is the leader now because it's the role he fell into in a domestic setting but now they're out there fighting evil the dynamic will slowly shift to reveal Leo is a better leader.

 

Which is actually a nice change from all the 'Raph is jealous and Leo is teacher's pet since they were kids'.



#93 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 02:54 PM

I would like to see if they follow up on that evolution. But, seriously, Leo was already acting like he's in charge by the second or third ep or whichever one the Origami ep was.

The toy descriptions gives the roles the guys are one and it's kinda weird. Only Donnie is good with tech wiz.

Mikey is the wild card. Wild card?
Raphael is the muscle? They're not pushing the leader but for him.
Leo is the trickster? Trickster? Like prankster? Huh?



Love the articulation tho and the accessories. I know it's just extra plastic but skateboards, nice.

The no belts just make them feel a little naked though. If that makes sense.

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 07:00 PM

The word going around (partly because Nick had to do damage control because pre-release response was so bad) is that we should expect to see the cast slot into more familiar roles as the show goes on. So Raph is the leader now because it's the role he fell into in a domestic setting but now they're out there fighting evil the dynamic will slowly shift to reveal Leo is a better leader.
 
Which is actually a nice change from all the 'Raph is jealous and Leo is teacher's pet since they were kids'.

There's apparently hints to that already in the first few episodes so I seriously doubt its because a bunch of nerds bitched loud enough.

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 06:51 AM

Didn't mean they're doing it because fans complained. Meant they spelt it out because of that.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 06:32 PM

I've watched all the episodes that have been aired so far and have enjoyed it so far. It's a different and fun. I'll probably buy the toys of the Turtles at some point.

 

 

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 06:19 AM

The 2012 line sold Mutagen cannisters that came with a random baby turtle toy inside. They're sculpted with mask and weapons and kinda resemble the Mirage art. I got Leo.

Since I'll never have the other 3, decided to complete the Mirage look by painting it up beyond the single green plastic it comes in. Particularly proud of the weathering on the belt and how distinct it is from the shell.
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Posted 30 September 2018 - 07:59 PM

When are the new eps coming? I really enjoyed the few ones that I saw. Saw the weapons explanations and it had fights that I haven't seen yet. So could be a spoiler to see.



Now, I remember the first episode fight but I didn't realize that Leo's ... odachi really can make portals. I guess it works when cutting thru stuff. It's actually a teleport slice, enabling it to cut through ANYTHING.

Didn't realize Raph's tonfa has a theme too. Kinda miss the sai as a pointy weapon but tonfas are safer looking?

Mikey actually looks good with his kusari something. Dunno the point of the hyperactive skull yet.

While I'm sad that Don doesn't have a mystic weapon, he's really being true to himself. And with the tech stuff, his weapon can be a Deus ex machina.

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 08:35 PM

Alright, just saw the first episode. There's a lot to like here: the animation is awesome, the voice work is outstanding, the character interactions are fluid and passionate.

That said; I'm out. I don't like what they've done to the characters. I'm really happy that the brand has lived this long, and their confident enough in it to experiment: but this iteration just isn't for me.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:20 AM

Picked up the new Raph figure. These are pretty great action figures, TBH. Especially at the price range. (Under $10)

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