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@  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.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 01:06 AM)

I used to work at Sea World in Florida, in the stroller rental warehouse, where we would regularly have to hose wet popcorn out of strollers. Popcorn hasn't really appealed to me since.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Mine got the HP Pavilion Gaming 15" Green light laptop...and I can't find anything about it except the press release and HP's own website options.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:35 PM)

Always bemusing to find a new laptop series at Walmart and then can't find ANYTHING online about it except for the press releases

@  Paladin : (16 May 2018 - 06:52 PM)

still sounds preferable to "The Hobbit."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

I once farted so rank the guy behind me walked out of the lord of rings movie. Told my brother someone needed to sew my ass shut on his way out.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

If I couldn't eat popcorn, I have to admit that would remove part of the appeal for my going, as well. Although the theatre chain up here still has decent hot dogs, I guess

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 06:12 PM)

Yeah.. Stomach issues is one of the big medical reasons for me as well.

@  Otaku : (16 May 2018 - 05:55 PM)

I rarely go to movie theaters anymore: besides being too fat to sit comfortably in the seats, I have digestive health issues. No popcorn at all. >_<

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 05:26 PM)

Medical reasons.

@  Telly : (16 May 2018 - 12:49 PM)

why?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 May 2018 - 04:37 PM)

I can't even go the theater anymore really.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Personally, I like the short wait. As much as I still enjoy going to the theatre, I also like getting movies at home as soon as possible

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2018 - 03:12 PM)

Just found out John Mahoney (Martin Crane in Frasier) died earlier this year. That's sad.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 May 2018 - 02:59 PM)

I don't think I'm ever going to get used to the turn around time on new movies making it to home formats.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 02:37 PM)

Only for Steelbooks and whatnot, anyway

@  Telly : (15 May 2018 - 02:23 PM)

picked up black panther on bluray. walmart had little signs next to the price sticker saying theyre actually limiting copies of it to 2 per customer. ive never seen that on a movie before

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

And I get to keep the vehicle with its 43,130 miles!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Cha-CHING! My "total loss" PT Cruiser (with some hail damage from last year with a $4200 repair bill for cosmetic damage) netted me a $6000 payday with a clear title since it is over 10 years old!

@  Locoman : (14 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Yes. The authorities have been notified of your predilections. Remain where you are.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 May 2018 - 11:53 AM)

Is it wrong that I want to refer to PotP Inferno's combiner form as Phoenix King?

@  Paladin : (14 May 2018 - 07:33 AM)

more and more i'm starting to wish i'd become an alcoholic years ago.

@  Otaku : (14 May 2018 - 06:31 AM)

The sad thing is that I sometimes think a little social drinking by others puts us on even footing. I'm sure you're all shocked (which emoticon do i use for sarcasm again?) that I'm not good at social situations, and either I clam up or say too much, can't read the room, etc.? XP

@  Nevermore : (14 May 2018 - 12:21 AM)

I don't drink for a variety of reasons. Family alcoholism, can't stand the smell, don't like what it does to people, etc.

@  Waspinator : (13 May 2018 - 11:15 PM)

It's not always other people caring about you not drinking that makes it awkward. You can make yourself feel awkward by not doing something everyone else is doing without anyone even trying to make you do it. Peer pressure doesn't have to be intentional, the desire to fit in can make you do it to yourself.

@  Plokatron : (13 May 2018 - 10:57 PM)

@Pennpenn Same here. I just don't see a need to drink hard stuff even if it's as simple as one sip. Two reasons one I'd probably be as much a lightweight as Doc. Brown and two my uncle was killed in a car wreck due to a drunk driver and I've made a promise to my mother to never drink unless it's very special. I'm even less tolerant of Smoking or chewing Tabaco since my dad had cancer twice due to chewing learned his lesson after he survived round two. And before I get the naysayers on this the doctors specified to him that it was chewing that screwed him up. His genes did have a possible trigger in them that coulc of gone off but according to the docs it only mutated after he started chewing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 May 2018 - 08:06 PM)

I have enough problems with Diabetes messing with me.. Don't need alcohol adding to it. ;)


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A Thread for Actual Statues, the Immobile Kind - Imaginarium Teases Quintessons

not action figures things that dont have joints

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#1 Copper Bezel

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:10 PM



So this is a thing. Imaginarium's prices are batshit insane, since it's so expensive to make things that don't have joints, I guess. Looking at some of their other stuff, the paint looks nice in places.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 04 January 2018 - 08:10 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:15 PM

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:04 PM

I'd love put the faces on my wall but no one has made them in like displayable size.


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#4 Chip

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:13 AM

Those statues are ludicrously expensive, but then I compare the price to toys and realize that gee, those are pricey too. The paint does look nice.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:18 AM

I just can't take them seriously when threeA has the same level of detail and paint work, but with much tighter sculpts, and applies them to fully articulated figures made to be handled and posed and not break in the process, and does it for significantly less, while Flame Toys just skips the "weathering" and is otherwise doing the Hot Toys thing with absurd levels of working mechanical detail for even less than that. In the class of "Transformers figures that don't transform and cost as much as a new computer", Imaginarium is still exorbitantly expensive crap.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 05 January 2018 - 09:19 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#6 Chip

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:24 AM

I'm in this for cheap plastic thrills, so I don't know anything about that high end stuff. The threeA things are actual toys? That's kinda neat.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:46 AM

Yep. 

 

 

Around the middle of the review, he demonstrates the shoulder mechanics, and there's like three different materials being used to make all that crunchy mechanical innardry work for butterfly motions without breaking or chipping anything despite looking like someone's playing pick-up sticks with a knife collection.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 05 January 2018 - 09:47 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:15 PM

Well, they're not toys you could, like, play with, obviously. And some of the joints are a little harrowing.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:17 PM

Looks like they're teasing Ironhide next:

 

 


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:19 PM

Imaginarium announced a Wheeljack back in April.

And now the first full render is up.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:59 AM

Diamond Select Galvatron was $70 from head to hips. Imaginarium Galvatron is going to be $1,100. Maybe his legs are made of platinum?

I know these things are like 20" tall and the market has changed, but they don't even move and should not cost more than the $300 FlameToys figures that do.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:24 AM

And then there's 3A's, which are also huge and painted as extensively as the Imaginarium statues, still action figures, and less than half the price. Combined with the dull, emotionless poses and faces and generic mechanical detailing, I don't feel like there's ever much to say about these things aside from "lol". 

 

Maybe it is market changes, and all of this made sense at one time. I know this market for very pricey and exclusive (usually film-oriented) "designer" merch statues exists. It definitely seems out of place now.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:56 AM

There's a Skywarp (along with Starscream and Thundercracker statues) coming.  So I'm going to have to drop a mint on the Skywarp one if it ever comes out.




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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:08 AM

Is Imaginarium still amusingly ganking third party designs like on their Rodimus and Devastator, or are they back to just reusing MP designs like Ultra Magnus, Starscream, and Soundwave?  Best thing they ever did was the Wheelie/Grimlock thing.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:45 AM

I have never really understood who the market for these is. I mean, maybe the quint, as that's at least something that doesn't have loads of other superior implementations elsewhere. But otherwise it's weird.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:12 PM

I think it is a truism that no one outside the (apparently large and wealthy) statue-collecting demographic understands people who buy statues.

 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:59 PM

I think I understand it the least when I see stuff like the Ultra Magnus statue that is literally the MP figure, doing one thing the figure can't and a whole hell of a lot less than it can.  For 5x the price.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:25 PM

Huh? Am I looking at the wrong Imaginarium Magnus? These seem like very different treatments of the same base design to me. It's not lost on me that all of the differences are in the MP's favor when they aren't a result of transformation necessities, but there are also definitely some of those. 

 

(Which is not to say that the statue wasn't based on the MP or that it isn't absurd in every possible way, to be clear.)

 

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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:04 PM

They definitely started with the MPs, just like how the Rodimus and Devastator started with DX9 Carry and MakeToys Not-Devastator completely and the finals were changed just enough to make them not so blatant.


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#20 Copper Bezel

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:06 PM

Ah, gotcha. I was just misinterpreting your "literally the MP figure", sorry.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 18 May 2018 - 02:07 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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