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@  RichardT1977 : (21 February 2019 - 10:56 PM)

Thirty Helens agree.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2019 - 09:41 PM)

People forget the whole phrase. It's "Great minds thing alike, but fools rarely differ."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

The German version is very straightforward: "Two idiots, one idea."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

English: "Great minds think alike".

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

Here's an example of a phrase that's charmingly positive in English but self-deprecating in German:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Turns out the basic figures in the transformers siege line are basically minicons, and my sister is back in the hospital for another psychotic break. It's been an emotional day, and it's not even 1 pm yet.

@  Pennpenn : (21 February 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Maybe, or maybe it'd be more like wood? Y'know, bashing each other with planks.

@  Ashley : (21 February 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Wouldn't pillow fights be like slapping each other with meat?

@  unluckiness : (20 February 2019 - 11:54 PM)

RODO ROLLA DA

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 11:14 PM)

they hit each other with full sized vehicles

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Also, do Softmus Prime and Slumblebee engage in pillow fights?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Feathertron?

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 08:34 AM)

@Penn Megadown, maybe?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:38 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:37 AM)

Who gives the orders in cyberwarfare?

@  Pennpenn : (20 February 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I wonder what Megatron would end up in that context?

@  Sabrblade : (19 February 2019 - 09:21 PM)

It's not "Optiplush"... it's "Softimus Prime"

@  Ashley : (19 February 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I've got the two plushes from the first movie, they're great

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Still have mine, although Optiplush Prime is kind of discolored

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 07:59 PM)

They came out around the time of the first movie with the big merch push, but they were distinctly G1 and everything else wasnt, IIRC

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Take another shot Wonko.

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

prime the lost season

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 01:41 PM)

I did not even know those things were a thing. I guess they didn't do very well cause they didn't make more of them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 February 2019 - 01:25 PM)

Pfft, Hasbro did that 12 years ago with Slumblebee and Optiplush Prime

@  Xellos : (19 February 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Well, this past Christmas I did see licensed plush Transformers that went from their robot to vehicle mode by turning inside out just like popples.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Why DIDN'T transformers make plushes ala popples?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Design in mixed media and make him out of actual flannel.

@  Lancer : (18 February 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Make his fur a red and black flannel pattern

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Bonus points if you can work in a red and black flannel pattern on his chest plate.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:09 PM)

Might as well make it cliched. Lumberjack moose male and aristocratic deer female.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Or their aristocratic deer.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Thinking of making a pair of moose Transformer OCs, male and female. Thier a lovey dovy pair of lumberjacks

@  Paladin : (18 February 2019 - 06:56 PM)

they also have NOTORIOUSLY poor protection on their servers. do NOT keep a credit card on file there.

@  Telly : (18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM)

i just checked my past tfsource orders, and theres no sales tax charge

@  Arazyr : (18 February 2019 - 11:16 AM)

They haven't (yet, at least) on the stuff I currently have in my Stack. Haven't had them ship anything for a while, though, so I don't know if they will when I do...

@  Benbot : (18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Does TFSource charge sales tax?

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:47 AM)

That's because, once upon a time, the people whom owned the animals weren't the people whom butchered them. So the pig was owned by a saxon who spoke english, but butchered by a french speaker. So a pig got cut up into PORC chops.

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.

@  Paladin : (17 February 2019 - 11:57 AM)

The cow was slaughtered in the abattoir.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 February 2019 - 08:53 AM)

It's not a pretty name: abattoir is literally just the french word for slaughterhouse.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 February 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Giving it a pretty name won't make it a pretty place.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 February 2019 - 02:45 AM)

I do believe there is an aphorism about the U.S.A. and yogurt being different because after 200 years the latter will have a culture.

@  Maruten : (16 February 2019 - 11:30 PM)

There's another word for "abattoir"?! Honestly you people, "slaughterhouse" is a bit on the nose.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 February 2019 - 10:09 PM)

I learned this week that the French-style term abattoir is prevalent in the UK/Commonwealth in place of where U.S.-American Anglophones would say "slaughterhouse". Fascinating.

@  MEDdMI : (16 February 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Nonsense. Everybody loves all my posts.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 08:27 PM)

Or dislike them. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Wish we could like the shout posts...

@  Patch : (16 February 2019 - 04:26 PM)

Uh oh. Here comes a flock of Wah-Wahs.


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#1 Teufel

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:26 PM



 

YES! Time to erase that bland, pointless reboot from my memory banks.

 

 

Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote Tim Miller's upcoming Terminator movie, will re-write the script that was initially turned in by Neumeier and Miner. Their version of the movie was planned as a sequel to the original film, but it was never made.

 

I thought Elysium and Chappie were kind of meh, but District 9 was fantastic and this is a guy who gets RoboCop.

 

 

“The original definitely had a massive effect on me as a kid,” Blomkamp told Deadline. “I loved it then and it remains a classic in the end of 20th Century sci-fi catalog, with real meaning under the surface. Hopefully that is something we can get closer to in making of a sequel. That is my goal here. What I connected to as a kid has evolved over time. At first, the consumerism, materialism and Reaganomics, that ’80s theme of America on steroids, came through most strongly. But As I’ve gotten older, the part that really resonated with me is identity, and the search for identity. As long as the human component is there, a good story can work in any time period, it’s not locked into a specific place in history. What’s so cool about RoboCop is that like good Westerns, sci-fi films and dramas, the human connection is really important to a story well told. What draws me now is someone searching for their lost identity, taken away at the hands of people who are benefiting from it, and seeing his memory jogged by events. That is most captivating. The other thing I am excited by is the chance to work again with Justin Rhodes. He has added elements that are pretty awesome, to a sequel that was set in the world of Verhoeven. This is a movie I would love to watch.”

 

 

 



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 01:48 AM

Elysium wasn't great, Chappie was alright. D9 Was awesome. Even Elysium and Chappie were superbly shot and directed when it came to the action and combat. This guy really knows how to give the viewer a sense of space, and lets the viewer know what's going on, while still making it intense and intimate.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:22 AM

I am intrigued. I enjoyed both District 9 and Elysium, but never got into Chappie.

This could be great. Could be.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 04:41 AM

I look forward to the following movies RoboCop Forever and Robocop and Lewis. :wtf



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:18 AM

District 9 was my movie of the year. I couldn't believe the swearing didn't turn me off, haha. Elysium, eh. Chappie, I love too. It already had an ED-209, even though it had no AI and was controlled by evil Wolverine.

Looking forward to it! Sharlo Copely would probably be Boddicker's successor (or whoever that bad guy was in the original).

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:27 AM

I love all of Neill's work and he is a perfect fit for Robocop

 

I am looking forward to this project


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:32 AM

I look forward to the following movies RoboCop Forever and Robocop and Lewis. :wtf


Don't forget the unmade finale, RoboCop Triumphant. ;)

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:15 AM

I look oh so forward to seeing how Blomkamp will fit Robocop into his usual hamfisted South Africa allegorical mold.  I don't expect much.


At least Robocop already has the class warfare built in.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:46 AM

I didn't think about this before, but...

 

 

Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote Tim Miller's upcoming Terminator movie, will re-write the script that was initially turned in by Neumeier and Miner. Their version of the movie was planned as a sequel to the original film, but it was never made.

 

Writer of Terminator, writing RoboCop. Does that mean... maybe somewhere down the line?

 

 

 

 



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:10 AM

I look oh so forward to seeing how Blomkamp will fit Robocop into his usual hamfisted South Africa allegorical mold.  I don't expect much.


At least Robocop already has the class warfare built in.

Eh, already did that with the third movie and parts of the TV series and made for TV movies (IIRC)

 

 

And I didn't find the reboot to be anywhere near as bad as some have made it out to be.  I think the fundamental problem was that people were expecting the same subjects of satire as the original and not the satire of the "Fox News information control" we ultimately got.  It also had some nice ideas in addressing the Murphy family dynamic, even if much of it fell a bit flat, as was much of the driving criminal conflict.



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:16 PM

I was fine with the reboot, really.  It shouldn't have been Robocop instead of its own thing, but I liked the underlying idea of the story being mainly about dealing with amputee trauma and family trauma after a combat death, basically.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:45 PM

I look forward to the following movies RoboCop Forever and Robocop and Lewis. :wtf

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:46 PM

District 9 is a rubbish movie, one of the worse Sci-if movies I've seen. Robocop, I didn't really get the feel with the reboot, it felt like they purposely toned down the violence and went with a story about cooperate greed and desire to impress people by sticking their excutive murdering machines on the city streets (ED-209). Frankly, I felt much of the story was kind of lost somewhere along the line with them building Robocop and spending ages trying to improve him than actually being a cop, thou its been a while since I last saw the film. With the originals, the four film sequels, Prime Directives are good editions to the story and serve as a worthly end to that era of Robocop


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:45 PM

Why do you think District 9 is one of the worst sci-fi movies ever? That opinion seems so alien to me. You're either a prophet or a madman.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:28 PM

Latter. Definitely the latter. :wtf


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:31 PM

I never saw the Robocop reboot and keep forgetting it exists. Is it worth a watch? On the scale of totally unnecessary remakes where "Cabin Fever" was negative-5, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" was 0, and "Dawn of the Dead" was a 5, where would it fit?

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:55 PM

District 9 is a rubbish movie, one of the worse Sci-if movies I've seen.

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:06 PM

Oh, how I envy you, Thy. It's been a few years, but I'd probably rate it a 1 or 2.

 

I mean, really, maybe it's not the most terrible movie in the world. It's got a solid supporting cast - Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley (well, I like him at least.) But to me it was just boring, bringing little new or interesting to the table, doesn't take advantage of its solid cast, and its digs at corporatism felt far less biting than Verhoeven's were decades ago. Maybe that's the result of the original's satire becoming real. The lead essentially played it the same going from human to robot, bland all-American. I suppose kudos for going in a different direction, but it doesn't hold a candle to the subtle but effective performance of Peter Weller.

 

It if it was legit awful I think I'd like it more, that might give it some character.

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:07 PM

I never saw the Robocop reboot and keep forgetting it exists. Is it worth a watch? On the scale of totally unnecessary remakes where "Cabin Fever" was negative-5, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" was 0, and "Dawn of the Dead" was a 5, where would it fit?

 

I liked the remake for the most part, my biggest issue is the not-fox News stuff, just barbecue that feels a bit too close to home imo. Beyond that, there is a lot of good in it. Some things I feel it does better, as there is a lot more emphasis on characters in this one, then the original had. Its toned down, but honestly you're not likely to find a Hollywood movie being as brutally violent as the original Robocop was. I feel it keeps what it needs to, expands where it needs to to sorta fill that void, and ends up a mostly good movie that might not be equal to the original, but I don't feel it's complete eclipsed by the orignal's shadow either.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:24 PM

It felt a lot more like a TV pilot than an actual film to me.  Probably mainly to changing the focus from violence and corporate satire to emotional trauma, which was admittedly an odd switch.


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