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@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*


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#321 Superomegaprime

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 06:36 PM

And the seacons for Unite Warriors!

 

I do kind of wonder, what bought about the decsion by Takara to simply make use of the Hasbro paint jobs and use the same line name as them? Has there been a change in the person in charge of overseeing Transformers in Japan who said "Time to save money, we'll use our overseas partner paint jobs on the figures instead of creating our own!"?


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 08:55 PM

I do kind of wonder, what bought about the decsion by Takara to simply make use of the Hasbro paint jobs and use the same line name as them? Has there been a change in the person in charge of overseeing Transformers in Japan who said "Time to save money, we'll use our overseas partner paint jobs on the figures instead of creating our own!"?

 

Um... The brand unification that Hasbro talked about theirs and Takara's products shared between each other being identical from now on until further notice? Ring any bells?


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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 29 August 2018 - 10:04 PM

Blot is the current #1 selling Transformer on TakaraTomy Mall's site. Dinobot follows him.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:13 PM

2018 Year of Blot 2018



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:18 PM

Do other companies sell different-colored versions of a toy for different markets when they mainly use the same molds? It always seemed like a nonstandard practice to me.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 29 August 2018 - 10:19 PM.


#326 LV!

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:21 PM

Hasbro and Takara are different entities, though, so it's always been a different situation.



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:33 PM

Back when Bandai of America used the same Super Sentai molds as Bandai of Japan for Power Rangers, there were some deco differences between the two versions of each's product. A notable example being the Shogun Megazord having a Pink limb instead of a white one like its Kakuranger counterpart had, even though the zord was still treated as the White Shogunzord in the American show (co-piloted between the Pink and White Rangers).

 

Years later, there was also the Blizzard Force Megazord released in Dino Thunder that had a rather different deco from its Abaranger counterpart.


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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 29 August 2018 - 10:37 PM

Hasbro and Takara are different entities, though, so it's always been a different situation.

 

That doesn't really matter though. They're essentially duplicating work. Maybe they've determined the local market no longer supports the higher price-points. Or maybe they just figure it's good enough and they can save money in the process only designing/manufacturing things once.


 
 
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#329 LV!

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:55 PM

There are all kinds of reasons they might have stopped having different product. I'm just replying to NVK that it's not really a case of one company selling different decoes in different markets.



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 11:12 PM

Taktom seems to bring over Hasbro's Star Wars toys completely unchanged, judging by listings I've seen on websites based in Japan. Though I guess the Star Wars deco ethos is just making things look like what you see on-screen so divergences aren't something you'd expect.
 

Back when Bandai of America used the same Super Sentai molds as Bandai of Japan for Power Rangers, there were some deco differences between the two versions of each's product. A notable example being the Shogun Megazord having a Pink limb instead of a white one like its Kakuranger counterpart had, even though the zord was still treated as the White Shogunzord in the American show (co-piloted between the Pink and White Rangers).
 
Years later, there was also the Blizzard Force Megazord released in Dino Thunder that had a rather different deco from its Abaranger counterpart.


When did Bandai America start using outright different molds for the robots? Mystic Force? Did this happen often enough that people were used to having distinct deco choices?

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 29 August 2018 - 11:14 PM.


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 12:33 PM

Taktom seems to bring over Hasbro's Star Wars toys completely unchanged, judging by listings I've seen on websites based in Japan. Though I guess the Star Wars deco ethos is just making things look like what you see on-screen so divergences aren't something you'd expect.
 

Back when Bandai of America used the same Super Sentai molds as Bandai of Japan for Power Rangers, there were some deco differences between the two versions of each's product. A notable example being the Shogun Megazord having a Pink limb instead of a white one like its Kakuranger counterpart had, even though the zord was still treated as the White Shogunzord in the American show (co-piloted between the Pink and White Rangers).
 
Years later, there was also the Blizzard Force Megazord released in Dino Thunder that had a rather different deco from its Abaranger counterpart.


When did Bandai America start using outright different molds for the robots? Mystic Force? Did this happen often enough that people were used to having distinct deco choices?

 

 

The different US and Japan Zord molds started in 2007(Operation Overdrive), though there were plenty of US only toys before then and Overdrive still used some Japanese molds as Deluxes. The deco differences happened in the very first series, so yes. The morpher, Dragonzord, and other things used very different stickers, despite the non-suit props being the same


Edited by MidnightFox, 30 August 2018 - 12:38 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 02:20 AM

https://www.bigbadto...onDetails/79658

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 07:28 AM

Given what a love letter to Headmasters Legends is/was, I find that genuinely surprising.

 

Not sure how much they could have added/changed on the deco though, so the only loss is not getting to see some new fiction of him from Sakamoto. Shame.


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 07:44 AM

Yeah, I would have liked to have seen him in Legends simply for the manga and artwork.

 

This makes Blast Off the only Hasbro PotP figure to not get a TakaraTomy release.


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:53 PM

Yeah, I would have liked to have seen him in Legends simply for the manga and artwork.

 

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 03:15 PM

Images for Punch-Counterpunch are now up.
 

https://hobby.dengeki.com/news/630349/

 

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And TFSource has a preorder listing up.
 
https://tfsource.com...h-counterpunch/


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