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@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

It's completely pointless... whch is exactly the point. Hundreds of workers showing up 50 minutes before their shift is over.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

We're on strike until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday->Wednesday). Which means I will clock in at midnight and work until my shift is over... 50 minutes later.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:48 PM)

Hahaha, awesome.

@  Cybersnark : (09 December 2018 - 09:36 PM)

But The Pillows prefer to kill you with Poison Rock'N'Roll

@  Rodimus Supreme : (09 December 2018 - 10:23 AM)

Pillows can kill you softly.

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 07:26 AM)

His song.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 December 2018 - 05:34 AM)

But is anything killing you softly?

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 03:03 AM)

Oh don't be ridiculous. Some things are killing us quickly!

@  Rodimus Supreme : (08 December 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Isn't everything just killing us all slowly?...

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2018 - 09:23 PM)

Except the planet of junk actually fosters life, as opposed to the garbage patch which is just killing us all slowly.

@  RichardT1977 : (08 December 2018 - 11:11 AM)

I realized the other day that the Planet of Junk/Junkion is the interstellar counterpart to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

@  unluckiness : (08 December 2018 - 08:56 AM)

awards are a joke to begin with. One for video games makes it twice so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 December 2018 - 03:21 AM)

Sorry, I had beans.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 11:50 PM)

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Always hopeful yet discontent, he knows changes aren't permanent, but change is!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 07:16 PM)

Nonsense. Everything changes, the cycle is an illusion.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Turning, turning, turning through the years. Minutes into hours, and the hours into years. Nothing changes, nothing ever can. Round about the roundabout. Round and round and back where you began!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 06:56 PM)

The change was you got something off your wishlist. Be happy about that if nothing else!

@  wonko the sane? : (07 December 2018 - 02:09 PM)

I finally got something off my steam wishlist! but managed to add another title immediately: so there was no change. Dang it.

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 01:46 PM)

They're the thieves everyone is talking about though!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (07 December 2018 - 11:06 AM)

Wrong Phantom thieves!

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 11:04 AM)

I thought they were just trying to take the Lupin Collection pieces

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:25 AM)

damn you Phantom Thieves and your "Take Your heart wallet" motto!

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:23 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw whaaaaa????? :o *sees trailer* AAAAARRGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Great, Waspinator got exploded again.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 02:39 AM)

Taka, Tora, Batta: Ta-To-Ba! Tatoba, Ta-To-Ba!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 12:08 AM)

cyclone

@  Waspinator : (06 December 2018 - 11:39 PM)

that is super weird

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 11:32 PM)

My brain broke!

 

Joker... From Persona 5... In Smash....

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 10:25 PM)

That doesn't suprise me.. I'm more waiting for Rockstar to pull a Bethesda.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:46 PM)

Red Dead is running wild over the Game Awards. More than a few have been awarded where I don't feel they should have won.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:11 PM)

Marvel Ultimate Allience 3 Switch Exclusive for 2019!?

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 08:57 AM)

The red plastic holding it together kinda worries me. It's the gummi kind of clear plasstic andmoving it feels uncpomfortably close to tearing.

@  Shrug : (06 December 2018 - 08:17 AM)

Yeah, that happened to mine a few weeks ago. Common problem.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 08:05 AM)

Oh for cryin' out loud, the yellow part on the back hinge of my TR Weirdwolf broke. Bleh. At least the red is still there I guess.

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 04:59 AM)

Man, I still haven't gotten past Rock Tunnel.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:28 AM)

You know nothing.. NOTHING! Eevee is our lord and savior! He will give us the cuteness we need! ;) No seriously.. Both Pika and Eevee in the games are way OP and Eevee can learn elemental moves to replace evolving.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:22 AM)

It's cute, what other point does it need?

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 03:17 AM)

I can get Pikachu not evolving, the species has had decades of not evolving. But Eevee without evolution seems... pointless?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither can Pikachu... And you don't need Eevee to evolve!

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither of them can evolve as starters.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

Also damn it my mouse wheel broke. What a pisser.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

It can't evolve.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 02:29 AM)

How dare you! You KNOW Eevee is the obvious choice!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 December 2018 - 05:48 PM)

Finished mine a few days ago, and just bought myself (I really shouldn't have, but did anyway.) let's go pikachu with the pokeball.

@  Cybersnark : (05 December 2018 - 03:47 PM)

Mostly. There's a book en route to my mom's house from the UK and I don't know if it'll arrive before January.

@  Cybersnark : (05 December 2018 - 03:46 PM)

Christmas shopping: complete.

@  RichardT1977 : (05 December 2018 - 12:37 PM)

(which would lead to a bunch of bad jokes about him selling a line of cashews, almonds, and pecans)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 December 2018 - 12:37 PM)

That would make sense per the precedent of Kamen Rider OOO ("Kamen Raidā Ōzu").

@  RichardT1977 : (05 December 2018 - 12:35 PM)

Wouldn't it be pronounced "Kamen Rider D's"?


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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

Timeout. Does the statue convert into another statue?

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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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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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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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