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@  Telly : (24 May 2018 - 10:22 PM)

one thing im worried about if i get it is im gonna love it and then ill be lost in gundam models lol

@  Telly : (24 May 2018 - 10:21 PM)

ill have to keep an eye on that one

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

https://www.gundamplanet.com/hg-ms-06-zaku-ii-type-c-c-5-gundam-the-origin-ver.html

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Bandai just released a new Zaku in the Origin line, looks like the new definitive at the HG price point

@  Liege : (24 May 2018 - 12:42 PM)

@Telly try the HG rather than the RG, there are a ton of great Zaku variants that are doable for beginners

@  RichardT1977 : (24 May 2018 - 11:02 AM)

If there is an economic system, somebody will find a way to abuse it for personal gain.

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

@unluckiness I believe you are correct, but I didn't feel like looking it up so I didn't want to mention it. If that is the case, it isn't "capitalism" anyway. Maybe crapitalism (crony capitalism).

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Like richard said, it's not inherently less healthy than table sugar. It's unhealthy in how it's in everything, leading to increased calorie intake that we don't even realize.

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:43 AM)

Also you try organizing a boycott of Coca frigging cola and see how far you get. Not to mention all the other processed foods that also make use of it that aren't as notorious for it

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:42 AM)

I believe the US government subsidizes corn farmers to such a degree that corn is stupidly cheap, making corporations lean towards it far more

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:41 AM)

@SHIELD Agent 47 If HFCS was "caused" by capitalism, all it takes to solve it is people NOT buying it. As is, products that use actual sugar and countless alternative sweeteners are available. At least for big brands like Coca-Cola. ;)

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:40 AM)

And if doing so means that eventually is longer and less filled with complications, well, that junk food had better be the best junk ever

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

@Paladin Quality of life. So many things I enjoyed as a kid have caused (or at least aggravated) health issues later in life. By later, I mean it started in my mid-20's. XP

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

THere's a difference between having some and constantly stuffing your face with calories.

@  Paladin : (23 May 2018 - 08:33 AM)

we all die eventually. why not enjoy the stuff that tastes good in the time we have?

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:26 AM)

HFCS is never good for you any way. It's nothing but monosaccharides basically

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 11:32 PM)

*sigh* Wouldn't be that much of a problem if not for Western capitalism.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2018 - 05:45 PM)

The only thing that makes HFCS more unhealthy than sugar is its lower cost.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 03:20 PM)

looking at a video review and seeing all the tiny parts makes me think twice about it anyway

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2018 - 03:04 PM)

You should probably ask in the Gundam thread.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 02:52 PM)

is this any good? i dont know about gundam models but want a good zaku https://www.amazon.c...0C7D2WQ09A9A9MZ

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:33 PM)

Dammit, and I was just about to hook up this Coke IV directly to my bloodstream, too. Killjoy :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 12:28 PM)

Recommendation: if you're going to fill your body up with junk food, try real sugar instead of HFCS.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:10 PM)

Not so much that it's worth the extra money to buy it in glass bottles all the time (I think the most you can get is a 6-pack of Coke in glass bottles around here, and it's signifcantly more expensive than 6 plastic), but every once in a while it's nice to drink from an old-fashioned bottle

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:08 PM)

Personally, I find they also tend to taste better out of a glass bottle compared to the plastic ones used most of the time

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 11:27 AM)

None that I know of, but it's a neat fact. Sodas in glass bottles stay carbonated.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 11:00 AM)

what vending machines still use glass???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 10:54 AM)

And it won't lose carbonation if it's a properly sealed glass bottle.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:51 AM)

The drink is safe to drink for a good while after, the expiration date seems to apply to how "good" it will be. Usually the carbonation gives out before anything starts growing or it becomes unsafe to consume

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 10:31 AM)

out of curiosity, how solid are the expiration dates on soft drinks?

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

Sure does feel like they are shoring themselves up against losing a significant source of revenue...

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

So I guess Hasbro is going to be making Overwatch toys now

@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.


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#1 Broadside

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:17 PM

A lot of people have surmised that the "Barberts" era of IDW is coming to an end, and that we'll be seeing a soft reboot in the near future. But not every plot thread set up during that time has been tied off, or has an obvious conclusion in the pipeline.

  • Starscream's brainwashing of the Combaticons
  • Liege Maximo's escape
  • The real meaning of Starscream being the "chosen one"
  • The origins of the Talisman
  • What happened to Wheelie and Garnak
  • Impactor and Mayhem's plotting against the two factions

Are there any other plot threads where you'll be frustrated if they don't get a conclusion?



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:47 PM

I'm not sure Barber and Scott ever intended for this point to be resolved, but I find it unsatisfying that Shockwave was stated to have launched his 13 Regenesis ores at where he believed the Thirteen Primes had gone, but Nexus was dead and Trion was still on Cybertron, so I don't get what Shockwave was aiming for.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:55 PM

Tailgate ;_;

 

Anyway, I imagine Robert will wrap up all his important plot points before Lost Light is finished. Scott's might be dealt with in the upcoming annual, or by whoever decides to pick up that particular corner of the universe.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:57 PM

A lot of people have surmised that the "Barberts" era of IDW is coming to an end, and that we'll be seeing a soft reboot in the near future. But not every plot thread set up during that time has been tied off, or has an obvious conclusion in the pipeline.

  • Starscream's brainwashing of the Combaticons
  • Liege Maximo's escape
  • The real meaning of Starscream being the "chosen one"
  • The origins of the Talisman
  • What happened to Wheelie and Garnak
  • Impactor and Mayhem's plotting against the two factions

Are there any other plot threads where you'll be frustrated if they don't get a conclusion?

 

Of these, I really only see Wheelie and Garnak and the Mayhem's activities left alone. Starscream's stuff could be dealt with in the annual, the Liege Maximo will VERY likely appear in the Power of the Primes crossover, and if the Talisman isn't addressed in POTP, it will be in Visionaries. I honestly think Wheelie/Garnak were forgotten, though, and the Mayhem stuff was Roche's baby.

 

I'm not sure Barber and Scott ever intended for this point to be resolved, but I find it undatisfying that Shockwave was stated to have launched his 13 Regenesis ores at where he believed the Thirteen Primes had gone, but Nexus was dead and Trion was still on Cybertron, so I don't get what Shockwave was aiming for.

 

My sense is that Shockwave somehow tracked the Enigma's energies and recognized them as Nexus' (or, at the very least, being "of the Primes"). But yeah, Alpha Trion is a huge issue that has no real resolution.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:58 PM

I'm not sure Barber and Scott ever intended for this point to be resolved, but I find it undatisfying that Shockwave was stated to have launched his 13 Regenesis ores at where he believed the Thirteen Primes had gone, but Nexus was dead and Trion was still on Cybertron, so I don't get what Shockwave was aiming for.

 

Wasn't the explanation that instead of Nexus, he sent Ore-13 to Earth after the Enigma?



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:59 PM

Ehhh, Impactor and Mayhem is as much as "dangler" as "Impactor and Guzzle go off and have adventures together" was at the end of LSOTW - which is to say, it isn't really, existing only as an open hook should Roche get the chance to write "Last Rites of the Wreckers" or something.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:01 PM

What happened to Tempo
Whats under Aequitas
Where are Tyrest, Star Saber, Pharma et al.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:02 PM

Ehhh, Impactor and Mayhem is as much as "dangler" as "Impactor and Guzzle go off and have adventures together" was at the end of LSOTW - which is to say, it isn't really, existing only as an open hook should Roche get the chance to write "Last Rites of the Wreckers" or something.

 

*shrug* Mayhem seemed to have fairly more concrete goals than just "let's pal around in space". "Toppling the Autobot/Decepticon command structure" isn't something you throw around casually unless you're Starscream.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:02 PM

What happened to Tempo
Whats under Aequitas
Where are Tyrest, Star Saber, Pharma et al.

 

Drift had a vision about them so they're definitely showing up again.



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:10 PM

Tempo died.


 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:16 PM

Ehhh, Impactor and Mayhem is as much as "dangler" as "Impactor and Guzzle go off and have adventures together" was at the end of LSOTW - which is to say, it isn't really, existing only as an open hook should Roche get the chance to write "Last Rites of the Wreckers" or something.

 

I dunno, I think they're portrayed pretty differently - Mayhem is an "ohhhh shit!" cliffhanger, while Impactor and Guzzle was "and this is where these guys ended up". Also, "let's bring down the powerful members of both factions" is a much more direct goal than "let's piss off into space".



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:17 PM

"What's under Aequitas?" feels like a particularly odd one. One cryptic mention, then nothing for five years...

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:18 PM

I'm not sure Barber and Scott ever intended for this point to be resolved, but I find it undatisfying that Shockwave was stated to have launched his 13 Regenesis ores at where he believed the Thirteen Primes had gone, but Nexus was dead and Trion was still on Cybertron, so I don't get what Shockwave was aiming for.

 

I liked it when it was just thirteen ores sent off into space for the purpose of being future fuel and there was nothing special about them.



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:21 PM

"What's under Aequitas?" feels like a particularly odd one. One cryptic mention, then nothing for five years...

 

Ooh, yeah, that's a weird one.

 

I'd really like it if they get to confirming which of the Ores landed on Elonia sooner rather than later...



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:22 PM

Yyyyyyyyyeah.... I can't disagree about the Ore thing. I mean, it doesn't really make a difference WHY Shockwave sent the ores to their respective planets, does it? He never pursued the Enigma for his own Combiner experiments, he never showed any interest in anything about the Thirteen... so why does it matter? It's almost like Barber HAD some more complex plans for this revelation, then said "aww, screw it" and dropped it when he realized it didn't matter.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:30 PM

Yyyyyyyyyeah.... I can't disagree about the Ore thing. I mean, it doesn't really make a difference WHY Shockwave sent the ores to their respective planets, does it? He never pursued the Enigma for his own Combiner experiments, he never showed any interest in anything about the Thirteen... so why does it matter? It's almost like Barber HAD some more complex plans for this revelation, then said "aww, screw it" and dropped it when he realized it didn't matter.


Exactly! Shockwave must have beat Sovereign/Blackrock to Earth, and yet he never looks for the very valuable artifact which could be used for the Decepticon cause!

Also, I forgot to add that Solus implicitly died during the First Cybertronian Civil War. And Onyx is actively mobile too. And Liege was trapped aboard Vigilem/Carcer!

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:38 PM

 

Yyyyyyyyyeah.... I can't disagree about the Ore thing. I mean, it doesn't really make a difference WHY Shockwave sent the ores to their respective planets, does it? He never pursued the Enigma for his own Combiner experiments, he never showed any interest in anything about the Thirteen... so why does it matter? It's almost like Barber HAD some more complex plans for this revelation, then said "aww, screw it" and dropped it when he realized it didn't matter.


Exactly! Shockwave must have beat Sovereign/Blackrock to Earth, and yet he never looks for the very valuable artifact which could be used for the Decepticon cause!

Also, I forgot to add that Solus implicitly died during the First Cybertronian Civil War. And Onyx is actively mobile too. And Liege was trapped aboard Vigilem/Carcer!

 

 

Only because I love playing Devil's Advocate... maybe the Enigma was on Shockwave's "list of convenient shit to get done on Eart", but he didn't get to it because... y'know... he got buried in magma.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:43 PM

What happened to the Axalon after Kreiger brought it back to 1994?

Tempo died.


But did he? For all we know he might have just landed and started a colony somewhere and Vigilem just conveniently stole his identity while they were passing by.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:01 PM

 

Tempo died.

But did he? For all we know he might have just landed and started a colony somewhere and Vigilem just conveniently stole his identity while they were passing by.

Yeah, and after they killed Vigilem no one demands Elita answer why Vigilem's parts register the signature of Tempo.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:15 PM

I vaguely recall that there was something to suggest somebody was using secret messsages in the style of Ironfist? It came up in the comic with Swerveworld & how a message bullet in his head & the ..narration(?) gun caused that Cheers like planet to exist.

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