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@  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*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

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

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.


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#5641 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 01:38 PM

If Sideswipe is G2 on the last day before the Ark launches, I'm pretty sure that means the original G1 is, like, G3 at minimum.

 

I'm sure similar continuity-bending thoughts were considered back when Fall of Cybertron G2 Bruticus was done back in 2012, too.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 01:55 PM

Sometimes I don't understand myself. Siege Sideswipe bores me to tears, but the same exact thing in different colors? MASSIVE NEED. That transparent red on black does things to me. Nice things.  ;) 

It doesn't hurt that he's apparently gonna be packed with a repaint of one of my favorite recent deluxes.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 01:57 PM

I feel you. MP Sideswipe did nothing for me. But when the G2 version came out? I had to have it.
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 01:57 PM

Nah, FOC G2 Bruticus was just straight-up sold as a G2 toy.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:32 PM

Yeah, the packaging doesn't say FOC anywhere on him, or even Generations.  It's just a G2 box.  There's no time warping involved.  He's just G2.  



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:54 PM

 

Skywarp is nice.  I appreciate the extra bit of silver there to make the jet mode look like it does in the animation, rather than being a one for one color swap with Thundercracker and Starscream.
 
I do wish the robot had received the purple shoulders and arm cannons, so he wouldn't be a one for one swap for Thundercracker and Starscream.  :)
 

2) I forget, do we know what the Weaponizers with Skywarp and Sideswipe are named?
 

I think there might have been a name or two with the original listing.
 
Seems Aimless might still be Aimless at least (unless that's an early name):
 
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Hoping they have new names personally.
 
Well, it's not the same mould as Aimless (well, the weapon I mean), so that's interesting.
 
It's actually Aimless's brother, Aimmore.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:24 PM

That G2 Sideswipe thats very nice all theses recolors look good


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:29 PM

I do wish the targetmasters would, like, have some color variety so that it'd be more fun to mix and match limbs and torsos.

 

Or maybe I don't.  It'd be a reason to get Skywarp.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM

Not-Slamdance is a perfect example of "if you can't get an homage right without creating a new mold (and using an existing mold is your only option), maybe you should focus your attentions on some other character."

Just swap in a red Decepticon sigil, and now he's Shattered Glass. Problem solved.

I'm considering it.

I mean I actively don't want it as an SG Flywheels because "meh".

But as Slamdance... more "meh".

(It looks very cool and is a well executed deco... just not as the guy it is. Maybe I'll just consider it a new-character Duobot.)

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:58 PM

I think the tip of Swipe's new gun is the same mold as Sixgun's little red guns..

Edit: whoops, that's exactly the same as his old gun :wtf :doh

Plz keep in mind that I don't have a Siege Sideswipe, and I've barely looked at pictures of the thing.


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:02 PM

They've always been the same 😉

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:16 PM

Not-Slamdance is a perfect example of "if you can't get an homage right without creating a new mold (and using an existing mold is your only option), maybe you should focus your attentions on some other character."

 

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:24 PM

Skywarp, I want for sure (Hasbro take my money, again), Green Light, is a maybe for my fembot combiner, remove Jazz or Aphla Bravo from the current setup with Elita One (my verison), G2 Sideswipe, I might pass on, looks nice but I don't have much love for it, the Flywheels repaint, I'll pass on, just looks terrible!


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:27 PM

 

 

Not-Slamdance is a perfect example of "if you can't get an homage right without creating a new mold (and using an existing mold is your only option), maybe you should focus your attentions on some other character."

Just swap in a red Decepticon sigil, and now he's Shattered Glass. Problem solved.

I'm considering it.

I mean I actively don't want it as an SG Flywheels because "meh".

But as Slamdance... more "meh".

(It looks very cool and is a well executed deco... just not as the guy it is. Maybe I'll just consider it a new-character Duobot.)

 

 

I'm fine with it as a new character.  I even like the idea of it as SG (Slamdance, I was thinking, but of course these aren't canonical colors for SG Slamdance). It does look cool.

 

But it's NOT Slamdance. He's upside-down.


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 23 April 2019 - 05:29 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM

Not-Slamdance is a perfect example of "if you can't get an homage right without creating a new mold (and using an existing mold is your only option), maybe you should focus your attentions on some other character."

 

It's funny, 15 years ago we would would have been drooling over something like this, or at the least it would have been considered par for the course.  How times change...



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:39 PM

 

Not-Slamdance is a perfect example of "if you can't get an homage right without creating a new mold (and using an existing mold is your only option), maybe you should focus your attentions on some other character."

 

It's funny, 15 years ago we would would have been drooling over something like this, or at the least it would have been considered par for the course.  How times change...

 

 

I can't speak for "we" in that scenario. Not sure I agree speaking only for myself, and certainly a lot of folks ARE excited for this figure even now.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:58 PM

Let's not get away from the main point, here.

 

First a Seacon, now Raindance and Grandslam. Someone at Hasbro is obviously paying homage to Transformers #47, because they know it was my first TF comic. And to that I say, "Thank you" and "New Blaster when?"


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:08 PM

One thing, and this is NOT a veiled insult at the toy, it's a serious question because I know monitor display color can be off.  Does Skywarp have BROWN splatter-paint on vehicle mode?  Robot mode looks to have the usual silver splatter for this line, but the jet nose looks brown on my screen.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:22 PM

Yeah it's showing as brown or bronze on mine too.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:25 PM

Let's not get away from the main point, here.
 
First a Seacon, now Raindance and Grandslam. Someone at Hasbro is obviously paying homage to Transformers #47, because they know it was my first TF comic. And to that I say, "Thank you" and "New Blaster when?"

Well, speaking of reusing molds to unsatisfactory results instead of bothering to create new ones, we got a new Soundwave now...

I don't have mine on hand to check, but I think Starscream (or at least some other Stege toy) also has brown battle damage splatter.

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