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@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 08:42 AM)

Well we

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.


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#1 Cybersnark

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:56 PM

So it looks like Servo, of all bots, is getting his movie out before Bumblebee.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:28 PM

So it's basically Short Circuit but with a robot dog?

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:56 AM

Yes

 

It's the kind of film I'll see on TV on a Sunday evening and probably end up watching and enjoying, but no desire to go out and see it.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:06 AM

So it's basically Short Circuit but with a robot dog?

To be fair, that is already less "basically Short Circuit" than Chappie, and will probably also be a better movie. X ]


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 - 05:22 AM

why would you build a robot anything with teeth like that?



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:17 AM

why would you build a robot anything with teeth like that?

Cause it's based off the micheal bay source material and that man is a psychopath.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:25 AM

oh is that why this clearly has a Sam and Megan Fox in it? 



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:41 AM

Well, Bay doesn't design them, he asks other people to - Steve Jung, Wesley Burt, Josh Nizzi, and Furio Tedeschi for a few who've designed bestial bots for the movies specifically. 

 

It's kinda interesting in terms of the design language, because they've definitely started from the TF look but tried to replace the "alien" aspect with cues from real human technology. The legs look like molded athletic gear, the eyes are more solid and have simple geometric lids that resemble those of real-life robots, there aren't so many deep gaps between plates of armor or twisted, sculpted surfaces. The plates along his back and neck use a little too much TransformersTM chunk, to say nothing of the weathering that's meant to hint at old and battle-hardened robots, neither of which this guy is (it's not very convincing as damage from a single event.) 

 

I think where Bay's robots give you a weird fractal effect, so that you're really aware of many layers of techy bits built up on one another without any continuous "surface" or "skin" layer, this guy's design wants to go a little ways toward feeling like solid musculature, but not quite far enough to feel like a dog in an Iron Man suit. 

 

But yeah, the magic blender blades in his mouth definitely stand out a little. Of course, if it was Transformers, the spinning blades would themselves be made of many tiny interlocking knives that would move around and make shick-chick noises. 


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 - 07:45 AM

Oh hey there Selena Gomez.  Nice to see your acting career is going strong.

 

Ironbite-where did this moving come from?


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:48 AM

That's not Selena Gomez. Not all young Latinas are Selena Gomez.

Doesn't look bad, but not something I'd go see. Definitely aims for a younger crowd than Transformer films cater to.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:01 AM

Totally not Selena Gomez.    it is Becky G (which does stand for Gomez, but not related), aka Trini from last year's Power Rangers movie.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:23 AM

EVEN BETTER!

 

Ironbite-I like Becky G.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:25 AM

That nightmare mouth of his made me think this was going to be a horror or dystopian film or something (I'm immediately reminded of the robot dog from Fahrenheit 451), but then they keep going on about friendship...

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:40 AM

I think I've already seen this.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:47 AM

I heard the robot dog is really just a monkey in a suit.


 
 
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:49 AM

I heard the robot dog is really just a monkey in a suit.

Could you maybe be more specific, cause the internet is made up of monkey's in suits. Government too.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:50 AM

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:06 AM

I think I've already seen this.

 

[Monster Trucks]

 

Here's the thing though. If this is what sci-fi Herbie looks like in [%currentyear], then Bumblebee is just part of the trend.


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 - 09:15 AM

 

I think I've already seen this.

 

[Monster Trucks]

 

Here's the thing though. If this is what sci-fi Herbie looks like in [%currentyear], then Bumblebee is just part of the trend.

 

Bumblebee basically restarted that trend back in 2007.  That's all the first half of the '07 movie is anyway.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:48 AM

Also true.


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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