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@  Maximus Ambus : (16 December 2019 - 02:13 AM)

Is BWTF down?

@  Nevermore : (15 December 2019 - 04:05 PM)

The music, if you'd even call it that, adds to the creepy atmosphere. Apparently it was recorded using sounds created in a real nuclear power plant of the same type as Chernobyl.

@  Nevermore : (15 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

In case you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend the HBO mini-series "Chernobyl", which is about, well, you know. It's very intense and not for the faint-heartet. I'd say it's more scary than any horror flick, because (despite some artistic liberties taken with the behavior of some of the characters, and the timeline for some events), it's eerily real.

@  Sabrblade : (15 December 2019 - 10:51 AM)

Hey, at least you baked a cake in the bathroom. Not many can attest to that. :p

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Nope. Forgot entirely, had to make another trip.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

Well, did you get water?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Went to the bathroom, shaved, baked a cake... wait, I only got up to get some water...

@  unluckiness : (14 December 2019 - 09:01 AM)

That's a common misconception. You see compared to the first run, it's a new mold.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  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.


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#561 Dake

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 08:23 PM

 

Do you have a G1 Optimus? It's unlikely you'll every get a new one cheaper than $25.


My original one from when I was a kid disintegrated long ago but I've got a couple of the G2 release and at least one previous came-with-trailer rerelease version so I've definitely well and owned the mold. Part of me wanted to grab a new copy for Christmas 1984 nostalgia reasons and because it doesn't hurt to have a spare but given that I really want Soundwave and the tapes more I talked myself out of it.

-ZacWilliam, it isn't a bad price in retrospect and I feel a little regretful about skipping it, but there are so many TF things I want to buy more I decided to be responsible.

 

 

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 09:11 PM

My original Optimus Prime ended up as a torso with a head and one thigh. No legs, no arms.



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Posted 30 July 2019 - 09:21 PM


Mine lost one leg then two in the 80s. At some point I decide to paint some of him grey like in TF:TM. Eventually I unscrewed his head with the vague idea of making a necklace out of it, but never did.

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 03:18 AM

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 07:20 AM

Oh dang, RIRFIB.

Too bad they didn't do RIRRIB just to troll the fandom.



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Posted 02 August 2019 - 09:37 AM

What the--?!

 

Someone dun goofed up at the factory.


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 09:49 AM

I won't get the Optimus reissue because I am too fascinated with the original variants. I just completed the light blue 1984 version, and I am a bloated fuel nozzle away from completing the metal plates silver version. Those two are just so cool.

I also dig the 25th anniversary version with the trailer in cartoon colors.

Edited by Ya Kid K MK VII, 02 August 2019 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 02 August 2019 - 09:51 AM

I also dig the 25th anniversary version with the trailer in cartoon colors.

 

Don't recall Optimus being pink in the cartoon.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 09:53 AM

East Windsor, yeah.
-ZacWilliam, online inventory checkers say all the CT stores have Soundwave but no sign of him there yet. But like I said it looked like they had just really cleaned and organized the whole 60% empty isle so it feels like they're gonna get some new stock soon. Maybe? Hopefully.


That's silly. Walmart doesn't clean up its aisles!

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 11:29 AM

 

 

What the--?!

 

Someone dun goofed up at the factory.

 

SUPER RARE VHTF PACKAGING ERROR!!! BIN: $1000.00 (FREE SHIPPING!)


 
 
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Posted 02 August 2019 - 09:29 PM

Just found the cassettes in San Diego. Beak's blasters are SUPER truncated.


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Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:56 PM

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 08:21 AM

I shouldn't want Soundwave, wth. My original '84 Soundwave is in good enough shape and I have the book-box reissue MIB. But something about that G1 box art and presentation just triggers the Homer Simpson grabby-gurgle. Ridiculous. I would never open it. I would never open it and I will not pay $55 for A BOX I NEVER OPEN

right?
RIGHT?

help me out guys I need an intervention

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 10:23 AM

You won't find help here! :D

 

I'm the opening-ist of openers, yet I've been picking up the reissue stuff for the packaging as much as anything else. 


 
 
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Posted 03 August 2019 - 11:02 AM

When I was a kid, Soundwave was my Holy Grail. I wanted that toy so badly but rarely ever saw it. Then one day I was at a department store and saw what looked to my seven-year-old eyes like an entire aisle full of them. I begged my mom to get one, and she said that if I still wanted it next time we were there, she would buy it. I can now begrudgingly accept the parental wisdom behind that, but the fact of the matter is that that would be the last time I saw G1 Soundwave at retail until the Commemorative Series reissue.

I of course bought that version as well as several others over the years (including a used original, the Action Master, and the glorious Masterpiece), the last one of those definitively scratching any itch I had left. But the sight of that retro packaging is creating a new one. I'm 99% sure I won't go for it - if nothing else, the little details like the insert not being Styrofoam and the graphic design being multilingual give it a so-close-yet-so-far-ness that helps me resist. But there's enough of a pull that I'm experiencing a sense of moral victory in pushing back. I know that this reissue wouldn't actually make me any happier than the several Soundwaves I already have, and there are many better ways to use my limited money and space. But man.

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 11:55 AM

You know who says it's okay to buy a toy more or less entirely for the packaging? Batula.

 

the-worst---super7-reaction-figure---bat

 

(I may have Batula on the brain recently.)


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 12:48 PM

Im assuming they are but does anyone know if the springs have been removed from the Walmart reissue?

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:02 PM

Oh Walmart, you so crazy.  $20 for the Cassette 2-packs.

Hard pass.



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Posted 07 August 2019 - 01:32 PM

Whole bunches of the two tapes at the Newington, CT/Burlington Avenue Walmart this morning. $20 is a hair pricey but darn it I love me some cassettes. Had to snag them.

-ZacWilliam, they're cool as ever, I just wish they'd gone with tampos instead of stickers on LB, R and F.

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:59 PM

I shouldn't want Soundwave, wth. My original '84 Soundwave is in good enough shape and I have the book-box reissue MIB. But something about that G1 box art and presentation just triggers the Homer Simpson grabby-gurgle. Ridiculous. I would never open it. I would never open it and I will not pay $55 for A BOX I NEVER OPEN
right?
RIGHT?
help me out guys I need an intervention


Same boat. To a T. Grrr.

So I say to myself, what am I going to do with it? It's not going to impress anyone. No one is impressed with a toy display anymore. Too common. No ones gives a shit. There, I save $55.

Damn, I still want it.



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