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@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

So,uh. Seems like Amazon's Prime Day really didn't go well this year.

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 09:55 AM)

It wasn't just blander and more polite bacon like I was expecting

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 July 2018 - 09:51 AM)

Canadian bacon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 09:15 AM)

And the even more important question is: is that ballpit deep enough to conceal a body... what?

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 05:35 AM)

THe more important question is if they have a ball pit

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2018 - 10:18 PM)

How many attendees on average does TFcon get? And how about TFNation?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 06:31 PM)

I stopped reading it.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 July 2018 - 06:04 PM)

If talking about it here is all it takes to get you, why hasn't the oreo thread killed you yet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL. Of your stomach.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 July 2018 - 04:09 PM)

Hey man, how you deal with yo problems is yo bidness.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 04:08 PM)

I did no such thing! I am innocent of the pop tart corruption!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 02:57 PM)

You guys made me buy cinnamon roll Pop Tarts today.

@  Otaku : (16 July 2018 - 02:38 PM)

@D Immortalis Just fill the bag with air first and pop that? XP Oh, and you won't like that I grew up microwaving them more often than actually toasting. ;)

@  Otaku : (16 July 2018 - 02:37 PM)

@MEDdMI Yeah, the even more artificial flavors like S'more are the ones that usually taste good cold. There exceptions... I think it was Sugar Cookie that needed to be toasted...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 02:19 PM)

And.. Amazon is borked.

@  Donocropolis : (16 July 2018 - 05:55 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw - Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered him and P/CP

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 01:41 AM)

Repugnus up

@  Paladin : (15 July 2018 - 07:41 PM)

or add peanut butter.

@  MEDdMI : (15 July 2018 - 07:33 PM)

Nuke them enough in the microwave....?

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 06:43 PM)

if po tarts dont POP then they become a lie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 05:10 PM)

I typically just went for the traditional flavours... I think mostly Rasberry or Strawberry. I'll have to pick up a box next time I'm out

@  MEDdMI : (15 July 2018 - 04:09 PM)

@Otaku I've tried that too with a few of them. I liked the soda flavored ones they had. Too bad they were limited. :(

@  Otaku : (15 July 2018 - 03:48 PM)

@D Immortalis Most Pop-Tarts I like are better eaten frozen... and the only reason I started doing that is because Pop-Tarts commercials told me to try them that way. XD

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 03:03 PM)

woohoo, just got my tickets to see From Ashes To New and Hollywood Undead on the 26th!

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 10:07 AM)

oh wow Jazz has heel spurs.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 July 2018 - 06:32 AM)

That's basically what happened to me. I was on that aisle for completely other reasons, caught sight of them in my peripheral, and then... just couldn't stop thinking about them.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 02:47 AM)

Hungry for pop tarts now - haven't had those in years

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

anyone that doesnt put theit pop tarts in a toaster is a heretic.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

Do they still make the cinnamon-brown sugar ones?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 09:03 PM)

Yup. And?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 08:29 PM)

Aren't Pop Tarts like, totally junk for you by the definition of the word?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Four IS standard... but it's been so long I had forgotten.

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 July 2018 - 07:29 PM)

Bah, wonko, I remember when 4 was STANDARD

@  Paladin : (14 July 2018 - 04:10 PM)

https://twitter.com/NickRoche/status/1018234094310879234 people suck...

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 01:10 PM)

Me: opening a box of pop tarts. "Oh my god! There's FOUR in here?!?! Score!"


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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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