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@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 10:07 PM)

A toy is not on the same level as a piece of drawn art, true, but it is 100% an entertainment product.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 05:05 PM)

A toy is an object of utility, Comparing that to a piece of drawn art is grossly ignoring the difference between the two. Also, you didn't answer my questions. Try again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:25 PM)

Part of the difference is that those covers are primarily one person's art. Sure, you probably have an inker and a colorist, but the lines and composition are one person. A toy however is a team design at pretty much all levels.

@  Cyoti : (16 May 2021 - 03:52 PM)

toymaking is a collaborative process, you have to make compromises and factories are going to get things wrong

@  tigerhawk : (16 May 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Earthrise had a few holes, Runamuck's legs YIKES!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 03:37 PM)

I doubt that say, the designer for Kingdom Cheetor was happy about every bit of unpainted plastic on it.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:28 PM)

J Scott Campbell recently had his Spiderman cover "fixed" by someone online. A few weeks ago, someone on twitter "fixed" someone's Sonic the Hedgehog fan art where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were drawn as humans. Both times and other times, the "fixer" gets called out and criticised as you shouldn't go around "fixing" someone else's art because its rude and disrespectful to the original artist. And I was thinking isn't "fixed your s*** for ya" exactly what toy customisers do?

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

Have you ever changed your car in any way whatsoever compared to the factory configuration, or are you leaving the designer's art unchanged in that case as well?

@  CORVUS : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

It's best not to ponder it too hard.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 04:16 AM)

Bass X0, I really wonder sometimes how you come up with these random tangents apropos of nothing.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:11 AM)

It's collaborative art.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 04:07 AM)

Toys are subject to budget constraints, so its not like customizing would ruin the designer's vision or whatever.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:38 AM)

Isn't customising a toy just "fixing other people's art"?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 02:58 AM)

Oops, All Berries

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2021 - 12:47 AM)

Nope, Chuck Berry

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 10:42 PM)

Nope, Chuck Testa.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 10:41 PM)

English needs to revive Chuck Finley in everyday text

@  Xero Prime : (15 May 2021 - 09:09 PM)

English needs to revive Mindy in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 08:07 PM)

English needs to revive book in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 04:00 PM)

English needs to revive Mook in everyday text

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 03:42 PM)

English needs to revive Mork in everyday text

@  CORVUS : (15 May 2021 - 02:21 PM)

English needs to revive Morn in everyday text

@  Nevermore : (15 May 2021 - 12:38 PM)

English needs to revive Gorn in everyday text

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 09:46 AM)

English needs to revive Gore in everyday text

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2021 - 09:45 AM)

English needs to revive Gort in everyday text

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 May 2021 - 06:52 AM)

English needs to revive bort in everyday text

@  Telly : (15 May 2021 - 01:12 AM)

English needs to revive bork in everyday text

@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive Ģorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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@  Nevermore : (14 May 2021 - 06:09 AM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 03:12 PM

Is this the Bloc's death knell?

https://montreal.ctv...dents-1.3822512


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 04:32 PM

Probably not.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 04:50 PM

Three MP's would be about par for the last twelve years or so. 10 was actually a recent record for them. Les quebecois are also pretty notoriously hoarders, so they won't just toss the bloc out and move on.


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:32 AM

I saw on the news ticker this morning "finance minister consulting with anglophones on provicial budget". Well, Hoo-hugging-ray!

 

Some consultation with the population and the communities in the province always happens, but it's never been done before; going specifically after the anglophone populations. So yeah, think about that for a second. They deliberately, malicious, and intentionally ignored a large portion of the population for decades when deciding the needed dispensation of the provincial budget. Even though we live here, have always lived here, we're not worth talking to to figure out how to spend our own tax dollars.

 

This is how you can see that nothing has changed here. They still think of quebec city as their national capital, and they still see the english as the enemy. And I can assure everyone that this consultation with the english will be the last one for a long time, as it's the liberals doing it and they will not be elected for the next mandate. Current polling shows the CAQ as the leaders.


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:39 AM

A new mayor in montreal, and another summer looming: guess that means it's time to talk about baseball coming back to "la belle province".

 

Alright a little history: montreal once had a baseball team. First called the royals, they changed their name to the expo's. It was a long standing, decent team that helped to make history. Jackie robinson started in montreal before breaking into the american league. We broke the colour barrier in north america.The team moved out of the city in the late 80's. Why? The economy was in the crapper, the fans stopped caring, and stadium was falling to bits. The expo's had become a mediocre, second rate team, and quebecers in general, and montrealers in specific are horrible fans. The stadium only got half filled... when they were winning, and to even get to half filled: they had to make it to the play offs.

 

But of course: montreal has wailed and lamented the loss of the team since. For the last fews years: they've been trotting out the idea of bringing baseball back, in much the same way that quebec city has been taunting it's population with the idea of hockey coming back to the provincial capital. And it STILL won't hugging work!!! Quebec city does not want a NEW hockey team, they want the nordiques back. Even if they start a new team, or just move one in: it won't be the nordiques. So half of the people who cared, right there, not going to games. They will then HEAVILY politicize the team and its staff, meaning the team will suck, which will drive the rest of the potential fans away. Right back to an arena they can't fill, and the owners begging for subsidization or permission to move... again. The same thing will happen in montreal. They'll need provincial support to get it done, and which ever party tries will be known as the people who brought back the wrong hugging baseball.

 

More to the point: we don't need and realistically CANNOT AFFORD another sportsball team in the city or in the province. We can support the habs decently: but the habs are basically the dallas cowboys of hockey. Overpaid, overhyped, over promoted and thoroughly mediocre. But montrealers will still riot when they lose a home game... which is half the time.

 

What we need, desperately need here: is for them to finish the hugging roads. Increase mass transit to places OUTSIDE the city center and the old port (hey, it's great for tourists, but all the work is being done out in the east end: you know, the industrial park and the actual port.) and there's no really viable or reliable bus or subway out there, and oh yeah: the roads are falling into potholes. We need more ways to get onto and off of the islands, more parking for when people are actually here (cause they keep tearing down the pay parking to put up condo's.), more low cost housing to actually attract people back to the city, civil and provincial level tax breaks and credits to encourage new busineses and to lay off the hugging language laws so internationals will want to come here and STAY here (as opposed to now: when they set up shop for a few years interested in the lower business taxes and lower paycheques, only to find that the government was lying, and anything they saved over setting up in the maritimes or ontario is going towards mandatory certifications in the french language and third party translation firms for all their in house documentation.).

 

The provincial level politicians have said it repeatedly over the last decade: montreal is the economic engine of the province. This engine is choking itself, and the drivers keep putting in the really cheap gas.


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:43 AM

Was it really in the 80s? I'm pretty sure it was some time in the 90s we lost the team....


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:44 AM

Wow, we were both wrong: 2004. I coulda swore the games stopped back before I was 10.


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 12:01 PM

More to the point: we don't need and realistically CANNOT AFFORD another sportsball team in the city or in the province. We can support the habs decently: but the habs are basically the dallas cowboys of hockey. Overpaid, overhyped, over promoted and thoroughly mediocre. But montrealers will still riot when they lose a home game... which is half the time.

Just Googled for that, and yikes. Is that a North American sports thing, or a Canadian thing, or just a Quebec thing? Even we don't tend to regularly get riots in our football matches any more, and I'd know, as I live fairly close to a English Premier League stadium. (Admittedly the events are all heavily policed; you see literally dozens of uniformed officers parading about, if not more.)


 

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 12:15 PM

Wow, we were both wrong: 2004. I coulda swore the games stopped back before I was 10.

That recently?

Cripes.


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 04:45 PM

 

More to the point: we don't need and realistically CANNOT AFFORD another sportsball team in the city or in the province. We can support the habs decently: but the habs are basically the dallas cowboys of hockey. Overpaid, overhyped, over promoted and thoroughly mediocre. But montrealers will still riot when they lose a home game... which is half the time.

Just Googled for that, and yikes. Is that a North American sports thing, or a Canadian thing, or just a Quebec thing? Even we don't tend to regularly get riots in our football matches any more, and I'd know, as I live fairly close to a English Premier League stadium. (Admittedly the events are all heavily policed; you see literally dozens of uniformed officers parading about, if not more.)

 

I've largely seen it in relation to quebec. Vancouver had ONE riot after a game a few short years back, and the day after: the folks who rioted came out to help clean up. Montrealers just brag about flipping police cars and starting fires.

 

It's been a bad couple of years for montreal, all things considered. When there hasn't been riots, there's been strikes. And everyone is basically pissed off enough with the way things are handled (BADLY!) that almost everyone has been on strike, or is currently on work to rule. Doctors, ambulance workers, public lawyers, nurses, civil engineers, civil service employees, students... oy.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:12 PM

That all sounds depressingly similiar to Britain in the 1970s...
 

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 07:09 AM

Every few days on the news ticker I see "Liberals are meeting at X to discuss anglophone concerns".

 

Allow me to break it down for the liberals:

 

1.) anglophones are completely unrepresented in provincial government.

2.) Despite the fact that english is the majority language of the country; english services in quebec either DO NOT EXIST, or are so badly stretched and underfunded that they cannot do all the work their supposed to.

3.) The provincial government currently still has the legal right to oppress english speakers socially, culturally and economically.

 

These are our hugging problems. Stop talking about them and start hugging DOING something about it. Oh wait, no, the provincial liberals won't actually get any work done; anything they do to make things better for anyone other than the french will risk pissing the french off and since their already going to be replaced by the CAQ in the next election, they won't try anything which will deliberately cost them votes. Cheers mates: this is why the english abandon the province and laugh at you when you say you want them back.


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 11:32 AM

Its just so "twilight zone" to hear "english speaking" and "opressed" in a sentence that isnt fiction..

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 01:19 PM

It's like Brentalfloss said once, traveling between the US and Canada is like stepping into an alternate universe that's still recognizable but noticeably different.


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 07:19 AM

Given we're five months till the next election, I am probably going to be posting more. If only to vent at the growing stupidity.

 

So: lakeshore hospital is getting a new ER, and couillard has promised almost a million dollars to anglophone community groups. Granted, to five different groups, over 2 years. So when the liberals lose the upcoming election, that money will likely disappear in a french huff. Thankfully, it seems the ER project is basically a done deal so the incoming seperatists will not be able to kill it.

 

Frankly, I am disgusted by how badly and poorly the liberals are pandering for english votes. It's all more of the same noise as every other election: throwing money, public money, back at the public to encourage us to get out and vote for the incumbent party. But there are lots of different groups in the province and some of them have long memories. Like doctors, and teachers, civil servants, public defenders... We all remember the three years of austerity, the endless cuts, the hospital bed closings, the lay offs, the slashing of benefits. I mean, it's really great that they went and put 1pointsomething billion back into the schools: which are now fully funded for the year 2012. But, hey, too little too late.

 

Not like the next group will be better, more than likely the caq. They'll undo everything they can in relation to anglophone relations when they get in, and then brag about it. "Hey look, we can eliminate government waste" with the unspoken subtext of "AND piss off the english!".


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 11:05 AM

Well they're Anglos.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:15 AM

So hey, guess what the PQ wants to build?!?!? Roads, no. Hospitals, daycares, or public old age homes? No no. They want to build a FENCE!

 

https://globalnews.c...ew-york-border/

 

There's a couple of fundamental problems with this. 1.) the border is federally managed, so they wouldn't be able to put their fence in any meaningful place. 2.) It'll be built by quebecois, so it'll be crappy and porous regardless of what they choose to build. 3.) Lisee alluded to putting up a cedar hedge as the fence. You can walk through those. It's not that hard. More to the point: people whom are intent on crossing will hugging break it to cross through if they need to. If 20 feet tall of steel wire topped with razor wire isn't stopping folks around the world, some greenery won't even make the long term memory write transaction.

 

And this is also pretty typical of the seperatist parties as well. We have plenty enough problems here already, we don't need these idiots conflating more while ignoring the mess that's already on the table. More the current crop of illegals moving through this waypoint all seem to be non-french speakers: they won't stick around in quebec. They won't be able to get any work, and there's no end of hate for immigrants already, folks whom aren't expecting it won't live with it for long.


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:29 AM

Saw this on the ticker this morning:

 

"Quebec seniors want to make quality of life an election issue."

 

That... is going to backfire badly on quebec seniors. They'll succeed in making it an election issue and then the province is going to elect a seperation party which does not care about seniors. Traditionally and statistically: once a quebecois hits retirement (or the age to receive the canada pension. Cause you can only really retire if you actually worked for a living.) they stop pushing for sovereignty because it would mean their new income source goes away. And the seperation parties don't care about you at all if you don't want to propogate the threat of something like 50% of canada's physical history belonging to another country.

 

Not like it really matters anyway: regardless of whom gets elected, there's always sweeping cuts to all services so that money can be put into that parties priorities.


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 12:29 PM

So, I heard about this last night, and have been parsing it since.

 

The parties want to do a televised english language debate. Yeah. So... the PQ took over BEFORE they televised this shit at all, and they have, to date, patently refused any and all requests to do one. Why change now? What happened? Why are they suddenly putting so much attention towards the english?

 

The politicians were stupid and ignorant before, but at least predictable. This sudden acknowledgement that the english are actually citizens here is not helping my anxiety any.


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 03:37 PM

... well the big construction-corruption trial apparently ended with acquittals across the board, so...

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...uling-1.4644423
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