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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Australia is British Florida.

@  Patch : (24 March 2019 - 06:11 PM)

What other country has its own Florida?

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 PM)

Many of us are in fact aware that our country is ridiculous.

@  Arazyr : (24 March 2019 - 08:25 AM)

As an American, I have no problem with the amusing anecdotes he's been sharing. In fact, I've been enjoying them, and got no indication of smugness from any of them. Please continue. 8^)

@  The Doctor Who : (24 March 2019 - 06:00 AM)

Minnesota, but I think it's only mentioned in, like, a side comic or something.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2019 - 05:57 AM)

Ever wonder what state Carly was in after 'The Rebirth'.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 02:15 AM)

I don't think it's right to feel indignation at people telling you that Americans might also have feelings and you should consider them before squawking yet more things in the same vein.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Intervening? It's not like much of anything that happens in this box is prompted.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I suppose I would normally feel indignation right about now, but with you I am merely unsurprised that you are intervening in a conversation to express your typical brand of disapproval.

@  Cabooceratops : (24 March 2019 - 01:06 AM)

Nitefort x ]

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:50 AM)

I'm not super fond of Nevermore's habit of using the Shoutbox to complain about TFW users, but those usually seem to be things he's personally witnessed and not anecdotes that he only has confirmation bias to backup, so I can believe he isn't just being smug.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:47 AM)

Amusing? Don't try to pretend you aren't being selective by picking things that support a narrative you're building.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:46 AM)

Shield Agent: this and the previous anecdote didn't sound like you have any reason to believe them beyond confirmation bias, so bringing up these things compulsively achieves nothing beyond making you look smug.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Well I guess Fortnite sounds cool? Maybe it made more sense before the gameplay started to focus on the Battle Royale bit?

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

To be fair this is only a few days after your very comprehensive thing about St. Patrick's Day. Oh also I guess that thing about the Estonian currency exchange so that's like three entire "Americans!" squawks this week.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

Not that Nitefort is any more sensible obviously.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I tend to forget that it's called Fortnite because my 3yo calls it "Nitefort" so that's how my whole family refers to it.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I assume the name is derived from the fact that one can build forts? But the nite part is a stretch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

Hence I thought it would be an amusing anecdote to share as I am not a gamer, but other pop culture-invested people here probably would be, and thus perhaps they would have different relevant experience to share.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:16 AM)

In fact before now I did not feel "superior" for knowing the word "fortnight" because I was raised to believe it was a rare but standard term.

@  Copper Bezel : (23 March 2019 - 10:33 PM)

Eh, it's not a common word in the US, so ... like I sincerely hope no one's feeling superior about it but I wouldn't assume.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 March 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Shield Agent: What is up with your compulsion to bring up every anecdote that supports your superiority complex towards Americans?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

What I don't get is: what is a game titled "two weeks" even about?

@  Trpodeca : (23 March 2019 - 09:16 PM)

What strange people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 March 2019 - 09:11 PM)

Interesting. I have just been informed by several Britons and Australians that since the debut of Fortnite, they have encountered Yanks who do not believe that "fortnight" is a real word.

@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

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@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 08:05 PM)

What is up sexy people! Everyone having fun tonight?

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 01:01 PM)

If they don't take it down or back off, then unfollow. At least then they'll know why people are distancing themselves.

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Call them out because if nobody challenges them on nonsense, they'll only sink deeper into their rabbithole of stupidity.

@  Benbot : (22 March 2019 - 11:26 AM)

When someone makes a deliberately hateful and dishonest post on Facebook, do you angrily call them out on it, or just ignore or defriend them?

@  Xellos : (22 March 2019 - 11:11 AM)

Dunno, I did watch Combiner Wars...

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:37 AM)

Also, nobody try watching last year's Stargate Origins: Catherine "webisode". My god, I've never seen anything so atrocious

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:36 AM)

Having watched the full decade's' worth of episodes during the last 4 or so weeks, the cult leader Goa'uld was Setesh/"Seth"

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 04:00 AM)

I missed a whole bunch of stuff in the Squawkbox. Huh. It's been a long week.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:52 AM)

That or Old Testament God with his whole nuking cities, random plagues, brutal pogroms, absurd set ups to test followers faiths, etc etc as a very not rogue Goa'uld.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:48 AM)

1) Spite. 2) I'm fairly sure at least one episode did actually have a Goa'uld who'd be hiding out on Earth since the rebellion and had been host swapping and running cults, 3) mostly yeah spiteful contrivance to see Christain groups lose their collective shit.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:49 AM)

If you don't take paypal, and the item isn't a local pickup (in which case Cash is acceptable), I'm pretty sure you need to have some alternative credit card processor you're able to take payment through

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:48 AM)

Technically eBay doesn't own Paypal anymore, but even so I haven't seen an auction in years that didn't take Paypal as a form of payment.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 March 2019 - 11:01 PM)

I was gonna ask "aren't eBay and Paypal basically the same people" but turns out that hasn't been true for a while.

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:41 PM)

I think the issue is that we paid with Paypal, but they don't accept Paypal.

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:40 PM)

I don't think so.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 March 2019 - 07:30 PM)

Can you pay via paypal?

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:25 PM)

I think we can't transfer the money into Euros. So that's unfortunate.

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:21 PM)

Well we bought it, but the payment doesn't seem to have gone through.

@  Nevermore : (21 March 2019 - 06:56 PM)

What problem?

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 03:44 PM)

Well that's unfortunate, the German comic we're missing is on ebay, and we bought it but seem to have run into a problem.

@  MidnightFox : (21 March 2019 - 11:18 AM)

If anything in context to the show, Jesus would most likely have been a human nearing ascension. We have various examples of near ascension humans exhibiting the same abilities as miracles attributed to Jesus.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 March 2019 - 09:42 AM)

Yeah, but neither the russians or the US military shared any information about the goa'uld to the public. And there was more than likely enough devout in both regimes that they wouldn't have accepted that as a possible answer anyway.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 March 2019 - 09:25 AM)

Jesus would not have been a Goa'uld, he would have been an ancient ascendant :p

@  MidnightFox : (21 March 2019 - 09:20 AM)

Well, d'uh. But it also made sense within context of the series even with actual ancient alien theorists connecting everything in every religion to aliens.


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Posted 10 March 2019 - 10:20 PM

I found wave 2 Deluxes today at Walmart in Ware MA.

At Chicopee and Springfield too.

I like Prowl and Sixgun the best. Chromia isn't as good as the previous attempt. Not bad, but I really liked the LG / T30 version. Ironhide is nice and big, and better than the other recent versions. But something seems off. Still they are all nice and I think they will grow on me.
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:22 AM

why aren't they out in Australia?

 
When was the last time wave 2 deluxes showed up down under, Titans Return?
 
The wave 2 Micromasters are out, but have the wave 1s been seen here?
 
On the bright side, if TLK and SS are any indication the wave 2 voyagers will be plentiful.

I sure haven't seen wave 1 Micromasters, but Nevermore educated me - there's been at least one sighting.

I did, once, see half of the second wave of POTP Deluxes in a Big W. Only the ones I'd already imported naturally.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:38 AM

I've seen some POTP wave 2 deluxes, but never the whole wave at once and only quite recently, after I bought them online. Some kind of late revision wave, maybe?

 

rackum frackum international shipping

 

Also now that I think about it, I saw Studio Lockdown and Jazz once or twice, but never any of the Deluxes from waves between them and Barricade et al.

 

So TR was probably just the last time wave 2 deluxes showed up here in any sort of reasonable amounts. At least the Titan class figures are easy to find if you have access to a Myer around the Christmas season.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:23 AM

I've seen many new studio series at a walmart and starscream and soundwave. But then other walmarts and the pegs are empty with temporarily out of stock notes on them.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:59 AM

"Ah did it!  Ah SEED 'em!  Yep, Megatron and Galvatron, same place, same time!  In a jovial, chip up mood, they were, too!  And Bigfoot was there, he saw them too!  Ah SEED him seein' 'em!"

 

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Oh...wait...wave 2 deluxes?  No...no, I haven't seen any of those.  I'm not honestly convinced they exist. And Bigfoot believes they're just a hoax.  Like the Deluxe Brainstorm everyone kept claiming to find at Walgreens.

 

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 10:43 AM

I'll tell you one thing I got from all this extremely accurate stuff about Stege Starscream and how ugly his altmode (and robot mode) are.

 

As a long-time comic chauvinist, the tetrajet design is something I've never really cared about or thought about, since it was just one of those dumb things the cartoon did, but its failure to appear in Stege has made me actually pay attention to it, and it is a really nice retro sci-fi spaceship design. It's a dumb as shit thing for the G1 Seeker robot model to turn into, but Seekers given bodies that actually turned into that without making a zillion concessions to have their Earth cartoon model robot modes would be, I think, pretty cool.

 

This is precisely why I still have the Impossible Toys Tetrajets. They are straight out of mid-70's - early-80's space anime (itself homaging golden age sci-fi book cover art) and IT actually got them darn near perfect (minus something covering the bottom). Yes, them turning into robots made of F-15 parts was always silly, but man those ships were cool.


 
 
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 11:32 AM

 

I'll tell you one thing I got from all this extremely accurate stuff about Stege Starscream and how ugly his altmode (and robot mode) are.

 

As a long-time comic chauvinist, the tetrajet design is something I've never really cared about or thought about, since it was just one of those dumb things the cartoon did, but its failure to appear in Stege has made me actually pay attention to it, and it is a really nice retro sci-fi spaceship design. It's a dumb as shit thing for the G1 Seeker robot model to turn into, but Seekers given bodies that actually turned into that without making a zillion concessions to have their Earth cartoon model robot modes would be, I think, pretty cool.

 

This is precisely why I still have the Impossible Toys Tetrajets. They are straight out of mid-70's - early-80's space anime (itself homaging golden age sci-fi book cover art) and IT actually got them darn near perfect (minus something covering the bottom). Yes, them turning into robots made of F-15 parts was always silly, but man those ships were cool.

 

 

I've spoken disparagingly of the Impossible Toys Tetrajets before (including in this thread), but I actually do think that the Tetrajet mode is absolutely perfect (you say "minus something covering the bottom," but since I don't expect Autobot cars to look like cars from the bottom, either...).

Just don't ever try to transform them. The transformation is awkward, and the robot mode is hideous. Not worth the trouble.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:44 PM

So, question to Starscream owners: How easy or hard will it be to head or faceswap him with Thundercracker to give him the smirk?



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Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:50 PM

Hasbro Pulse have an interview about Omega Supreme.

It also says there'll be more after this.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 01:05 PM

"Is there anything that you’re like, THIS is the coolest part right here, this is it?"

 


It's not anywhere as bad as "Time out! Does it convert?" but I'm still finding these interviews by the marketing team a little awkward. A Hasbro Interview with a Hasbro designer about how good a Hasbro toy is... It's just a little weird for me to read.

Full honesty, the Club interviews pretty much functioned as marketing, but at least there was a little buffer that wasn't directly focusing the "conversation" to touch on all the selling points.

I dunno. Cool information and great stuff to know about the figure! But the format is just... weird.



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Posted 11 March 2019 - 01:17 PM

"parts-transformer"

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 02:17 PM

"recently-released Omega Supreme figure"



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Posted 11 March 2019 - 06:06 PM

"parts-transformer"

 

Y'know, to use the parlance.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 06:37 PM

Time out! Does it parts-convert?


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:56 PM

I don't know that I really need any Siege, but I am mightily tempted by Prowl's police flashers with the 5mm peg. Deputize your POTP Dinobots! Make PMOP into a G1 Fire Convoy! Make monster cops out of Snaptrap and Fangry! But I'm not sure I need any unless I can have a whole bag of them.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:07 PM

Clicking that link on my phone was hilarious because all the images were squished and stretched horizontally lmao.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:08 PM

BBTS has the Wave 2 Micromasters. This and the interview about the Titan Class Omega Supreme please me.

 

Fingers crossed that the next Titan is Scorponok.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 03:49 AM

Just like with Fort Max, I'd feel a duty to buy a Titan Scorponok just out of appreciation for how cool it is that he got made. But, I mean, character-wise? Those two do nothing for me at that size.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:34 AM

I don't know that I really need any Siege, but I am mightily tempted by Prowl's police flashers with the 5mm peg.


Thats genius. No more waffling on getting Prowl for me!


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:38 AM

Just like with Fort Max, I'd feel a duty to buy a Titan Scorponok just out of appreciation for how cool it is that he got made. But, I mean, character-wise? Those two do nothing for me at that size.


I would really prefer Scorponok at Commander Class, yeah.



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