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@  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.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

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War for Cybertron: Siege discussion - 35th Anniv. Bluestreak & Soundblaster, pg. 338

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 11:06 AM

The white parts on Optimus end up looking weird in his eyebrow Cybertronian truck mode. :hmm


Also, all those cel-shaded highlights and shadows all over the two toys screams 'scratch city' to me. :doh

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:21 PM

I feel that changing the upper treads to be "silver" rather then "black" ends up hurting the tank mode. The regular release they end up blending togeather to make them feel more like a single peice, at least in illusion. Here it breaks them up and while it doesnt look bad from the front, any other view looks weird with the now super obvious legs being the only non 'silver'

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 01:04 PM

Painting on "lighting" is weird and doesn't make much sense (except for the windows; it's definitely the best way to do opaque windows), but the result looks vastly better than the previous versions of these mold.

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:13 PM

Give me a nice metallic blue like the Spy Changers over fakey cartoon reflections any day, personally.


Although that Optimus with the moon and starfield painted into his windows was pretty hilarious. 

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 04:19 PM

Did the preorder listings for the 35th Anniversary toys have an estimated release date?

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 04:21 PM

October. I don't think it specified a day.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:21 AM

Well we now know what would have been one of at least two HasCon 2019 exclusives had the convention not floundered.





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  • Refraktor Reconnaissance Team Pack comes with Spectro, Viewfinder, and Spyglass figures. All 3 figures feature classic conversion between robot and G1-inspired Cybertronian spacecraft modes in 17 steps.
  • Combine included figures to form Refraktor camera mode. Refraktor is an evil marauder - not a working camera.
  • Special box inspired by classic camera boxes. Includes distinct instructions on how to work this non-working camera. Oh no! It’s KREMZEEK! He’s tearing through the package! The pack also includes a Kremzeek figure, a really annoying electronic pest.
  • Pack includes 8 weapon and armor accessories. Multiple C.O.M.B.A.T. weapon ports on figure and vehicle enable weapon and armor accessories to attach in custom configurations.

    Ages 8+
    WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts may be generated.
    Not for children under 3 years.

Assortment is set to include:

  • 4x TRA GEN HASCON EXCLUSIVE 2 (630509825226).

Sold as cases. Packed 4 per case.


Something with an eye-catching box with some nostalgia makes sense to me as a convention exclusive.

I believe this is the only Siege product without any numbering.


I wonder what the first exclusive would have been?  Cassettes?  35th Anniversary guys?

When I say Cassettes, I mean the Autobot Dinosaurs, not the ones at Walmart currently.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:03 AM

Likely the cassettes.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:22 AM

I did try the Toyhax 'cell shading' windows for the CW Constructicons, it was cheap and it actually worked well for them, seeing as in some cases they didn't HAVE any paint on the windows.  I'm not sure about doing a whole toy like that, though.  I'm probably going to skip these reguardless, as a turtle with guns and his Pet Sematary goldfish sidekick stole my wallet.


I do wonder, when it comes to the plastic-free packaging, if we will see that in this line, or possibly the next?  That might make it even harder to detect defects, missing parts, or variants in the store as you won't be able to see the actual toy.  I'm sort of reminded of the 1980's when a lot of Masters of the Universe stuff would come in cardboard boxes and it made it very hard to tell what things actually looked like till you had them in hand.  Back then I used to see a LOT of open packages in the store where someone had clearly looked inside, then not bothered to put things back.  Then again, the number of things I do with preorders mailed to me to save a LOT of gas sort of negates my entire point...


Perhaps packaging like Walgreens Shockwave?  He was about as simple as you could get in terms of boxing, but it did work.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:12 AM

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:48 AM

Brown cardboard and black foam.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:01 PM

looking at those "cel shaded" prime and megs two things come to mind


1) we're really hitting some wild paint/deco Renaissance between this and all the stegery, it's cool to see the technology in transformers construction expand in a way that isn't directly a part of the mold's engineering.


2) uhh they're very pretty and i want them lol

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:16 PM

I'm expecting everything to be in brown paper bags.


That's the way the stores around here have been moving towards if they weren't already.

*Remembers back when they were discouraging the use of paper bags because they were made of trees - oh how the times change...*


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:33 PM

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:44 PM

You now pluck them from an orchard.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:03 PM

In blocks of ice. Toys are now in the frozen food section next to the fish sticks.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:41 PM

Hm. Pretty sure I don't need any more Jetfires and Movie Megatrons tho.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:44 PM

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 03:41 PM

My Transformers packaging was a ribcage! A RIBCAGE!

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