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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?


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#221 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 12:39 PM

There was something in the Transformers episode that kept bugging me, but I never got around to asking about. There were at least a couple references in that episode to the "original 26" Transformers. I know one of them was Budiansky referring to the bios he was asked to create. The thing that's been bugging me is where did the number 26 come from?

 

The '84 toyline had 28 characters - 18 Autobots, 10 Decepticons. All 18 of the Autobots were sold individually, but Soundwave and the five cassettes were sold in three two-packs. That makes for 25 items sold at retail.

 

I'm guessing that changes to the product lineup may be at play here. It's been suspected that Grapple was originally going to be the 12th figure in the '84 Autobot case instead of double packing Mirage, right? And Shockwave was there at the beginning, even if his toy wasn't. So maybe it was 26 characters at the start, with some later removed and others added? Anyone know just who those original 26 would have been?

 

Then again, could just be that Budiansky misspoke. He did have and show his original notes though, so seems like the sort of thing that would likely be accurate.

 

Don't forget the fact that Reflector was looking to be a retail offering at some point, too, although I don't know that Budiansky ever wrote a bio for them (as he did for, say, the Omnibots)


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 01:01 PM

Maybe 26 is because Buzzsaw and Rumble (the red guy) don't appear in the original miniseries?


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 01:13 PM

Maybe 26 is because Buzzsaw and Rumble (the red guy) don't appear in the original miniseries?

As much as I do typically insist on saying that "Rumble is red" and that the cartoon got it wrong... this just strikes me as too much. A character called "Rumble" did play a prominent role in the original mini-series, after all.



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 02:47 PM

Yeah I'm not going to refer to him as that.

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#225 Exatron

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 03:13 PM

Rumble is red,

Rumble is blue.

Rumble is both,

And Frenzy is too.



#226 Destron D-69

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 04:39 PM

That is the greatest poem of all time. You sir are a genius.

 

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 04:47 PM

I want that on a t-shirt.


 
 
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#228 Paladin

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:48 PM

And they're getting a spinoff- The Movies That Made Us! 

 

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:40 PM

Gosh, that's pretty cool. Personally, only one of those four movies Made Me, but I'm sure they'll all be interesting. 


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:51 PM

That strikes me as a significantly worse idea. Are they really going to be able to say anything that hasn't been said about those movies? Anything that hasn't already been covered in 20 years of DVD special editions? And they're not going to be able to get participation from the biggest names behind the movies, right?

Just seems weird. The toy episodes filled a niche that was wide open, appealing to people who had vague memories of the properties from their childhood. Big blockbuster movies seem like a completely unrelated space.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:34 PM

well that video wasn't available long if it's gone already 



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:45 AM

That strikes me as a significantly worse idea. Are they really going to be able to say anything that hasn't been said about those movies? Anything that hasn't already been covered in 20 years of DVD special editions? And they're not going to be able to get participation from the biggest names behind the movies, right?

Just seems weird. The toy episodes filled a niche that was wide open, appealing to people who had vague memories of the properties from their childhood. Big blockbuster movies seem like a completely unrelated space.


Fully agreed. Any culturally significant movies have already gotten documentaries - hell, CNN has been running one for a week - plus unavoidable pop culture references (Stranger Things).

They probably ran out of toy brands that were both long-term culturally influential and still had living staff who could talk. The fact that they treated Hello Kitty as a toy and wrestling as a brand shows how few real contenders there are.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:30 PM

Aw I was hoping for deep dives into some lesser known toys next


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:52 PM

Why not Hot Wheels/Matchbox, Marvel Toys, Batman alone besides DC in general, Monopoly, Magic: The Gathering, D&D, and many more. There are no shortage of influential toys out there.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 01:28 PM

So why did they pull the toys that made us season 3 trailer?

 

It was MLP, TMNT, MMPR, and WWF this season, in case you missed it.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 11:16 PM

Season three scheduled for November 15.

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 12:20 PM

*bump*

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 01:06 PM

You have to get through some empty marketing gubbings from both Nickelodeon and Playmates but the actual end of the TMNT episode is very touching.



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Posted 16 November 2019 - 02:46 PM

Well, I liked the reenactment parts at least. Probably would be cheaper to do them as little motion comics\animatics then live action dramatizations.
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Posted 16 November 2019 - 09:46 PM

I did find the TMNT episode one of the best of the bunch this season. I found it odd that they really never mentioned the any of the movies verbally in the Power Rangers episode. I mean The first movie was peak popularity of the franchise.

 

MLP is interesting in the who wants to take credit for it part.And I'm glad the first three do explore the more current parts of the brand briefly unlike previous episodes.Have yet to dive into the pro wrestling one. Will eventually just not that hyped to watch it.


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