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@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

@  walruslaw : (28 April 2021 - 09:33 PM)

dagrimbo

@  CORVUS : (27 April 2021 - 08:11 PM)

Indeed.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 April 2021 - 04:59 PM)

CORVUS: considering that reply, I'm pretty sure this was just another instance of Bass posting poorly-defined drivel as if it were profound.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2021 - 04:24 PM)

Given the last year and a half or so, is it any surprise?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

People are snapping already it seems.

@  Kaon : (27 April 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I like the Shattered Glass Megatron's alt mode

@  CORVUS : (26 April 2021 - 07:30 PM)

I'd like to know what society he's talking about, and what qualifies as "nothing", TBH.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 05:09 PM)

I don't see the point in such a poorly defined "everyone is terrible" statement. He's not complaining about any specific people or specific problems.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 April 2021 - 05:06 PM)

I do not see anything about Bass's comment that felt a need for you to attack him.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Bass: does that "everyone" include yourself or are you just trying to act like you're better than everybody without actually proving anything?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2021 - 04:10 PM)

Mostly it's "oh, don't say that right now" and "better learn when to duck".

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2021 - 04:05 PM)

There's something to be said about society when everyones just an inch away from snapping over nothing.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 April 2021 - 02:17 PM)

WalMart is a cruel mistress. Today she runneth over...tommorrow, she'll be barren as a desert.

@  -LittleAutob... : (26 April 2021 - 12:21 PM)

I love Wal-mart now- They have way more Transformers figures than Target- last night I came home with a WFC Authentic Wheeljack even though I was torn between wanting TFP Arcee and TF: The Movie Blurr, two figures I have never ever seen before-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Spelling intended lol

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Curious Geogore

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2021 - 07:54 AM)

"My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio"

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

New JoJo villain, GoGio

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

Is this a Jojo?

@  Nevermore : (25 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

Now I suddenly have a character with the name "Gorgeous Georgios" in mind.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 April 2021 - 04:00 PM)

H A -

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2021 - 01:58 PM)

Saint Georgios Day?

@  Donocropolis : (23 April 2021 - 06:59 AM)

more like Saint GORGEOUS Day.

@  tigerhawk : (23 April 2021 - 04:59 AM)

Saint Georges Day.

@  Sabrblade : (21 April 2021 - 11:55 PM)

Glenn Morshower would agree. He goes to auditions with his shoes full of syrup.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2021 - 04:28 PM)

Please, maple syrup can only improve alot of content.

@  Donocropolis : (21 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

Well, not release it into Canada, no. You'd just get maple syrup all over it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2021 - 03:21 PM)

what bothers me most about Canadian rights is that, oftentimes, the rights holders for certain content don't even seem to have any interest in releasing it

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 April 2021 - 10:46 AM)

It'd be mostly the same even in a world with global copyright law, since even the shortest terms are very long.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2021 - 10:39 AM)

You got me, I just want to watch cartoons without having to pirate them for once.


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#1441 Exatron

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 10:55 AM

I'm really tired of people dunking on Rey for having the audacity of being the Main Character of a Star Wars film not named Skywalker. Nothing Rey does in the films is any different from what Anakin or Luke do in their respective films save for the fact Rey managed to keep all her limbs throughout the films. Which apparently is somehow evidence that Rey's OP...because she managed to avoid being reckless.

I wanted to respond to this point, just because I did have an issue, or at least a concern, with Rey prior to TRoS. That concern was basically the fact that she WAS able to perform feats comparable to anything Anakin or Luke could do - mere DAYS after she ever felt the Force for the very first time.

 

I mean, Anakin was a phenomenon, who inspired amazed reactions from the greatest Jedi in the order at his raw potential. He had a passive connection to the Force that let him instinctively pilot a podracer or ship amazingly well, but he couldn't actively control it. He had been training for around a decade by the time we see him in AotC, where he promptly gets captured by Geonosians and disarmed by Dooku. Luke apparently inherited all Anakin's potential, but a few years after his initial training with Obi-Wan, it still took all his focus to move his lightsaber. In contrast, Rey was managing to equal Ben right from the first time she experienced feeling the Force. She was lifting tons of rocks mere days later with minimal training and seemingly no effort. It just didn't make any sense.

 

I said prior to TRoS because TRoS did ultimately provide an explanation that I found acceptable. No, not the being related to Palpatine stuff. I mean her being part of a Dyad in the Force along with Ben. It's a bunch of mumbo jumbo, but no more so than Anakin being a Vergence in the Force. But it provided a solid justification for how she could match Ben's power and skill with no prior experience, which had been a big red flag up to that point. The fact that they did manage to effectively answer that concern is actually my favorite part of TRoS.

 

Anyway, I'd said following TLJ that I felt TRoS would need to provide some solid justification for how Rey could manage these feats. It managed that IMO, so I haven't had any issue with Rey since then. The ST has plenty of problems, but ultimately Rey isn't one of them.



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Posted 14 April 2021 - 11:16 AM

I never had any issues with Rey prior to TRoS because TLJ explained things well enough at the end with the kid Force grabbing a broom to clean up with. That Force sensitives are using their abilities without training. And Rey spent her life on Jakku fending for herself. Woman's learned, on her own, to use the Force but it wasn't until Ben tried to force himself into her mind in TFA that it finally clicked within her that all her "tricks" were like the stories about the Jedi and she could do those things too.



#1443 Cybersnark

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 12:06 PM

That was a thing back in the old pre-Prequels EU too, that most Force-Sensitives had a "freebie" --one particular Force skill that they were just "naturally" gifted in.

(Even in the Prequels themselves, Anakin's "thing" was implied to be precognition, which is what made him a good podracer.)

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 03:24 PM

I LIKE STAR WARS!!!!

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 06:33 PM

Me too.

 

Quite enjoyed the book with the rock, gonna have to check out the rest of the High Republic now.



#1446 Telly

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 01:50 PM

watched a show called "star wars vs star trek: the rivalry continues" (or something ike that anyway) last night, and god was it AWFUL! looks like it was made back in '00 or so. it was basically a boring history lesson of the 2 franchises, with clips from completely unrelated cheesy KO space movies thrown in. there was no debate about which is better and why. they also said the holiday special is a fan favorite...


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 02:44 PM

Interesting observation. Watching 'Revenge of the Sith' Palpatine loses a lightsaber while fighting Mace Windu but has one when fighting Yoda. Darth Maul and Count Dooku has has two lightsabers. Maybe that's what the Sith's Rule of Two really is. Always have two lightsabers.



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Posted 04 May 2021 - 03:13 PM

The fact that they did manage to effectively answer that concern is actually my favorite part of TRoS.

 

 

My favorite part, and something I hope gets more exploration in the future, is the heavily implied notion (Is that understated?  I am really not sure it got hammered home enough to be more than an implication) that Bane's line of Sith are all immortally living in the current Master.  When you strike your master down, you lose yourself partly to them.



#1449 Pale Rider

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Posted Today, 12:04 PM

Anyone else here seen the latest issue of the Vader comic?

 

Spoiler

 



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Posted Today, 06:02 PM

Spoiler


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Posted Today, 06:46 PM

*Raises hand*

 

Who is talking?

Why is Vader in such a state?

Why does whomever Vader is with seem equally part confused and knowledgeable?



#1452 Pale Rider

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Posted Today, 07:20 PM

That's Palpatine speaking.
 
Vader had to rebuild himself with droid parts when the Emperor left him on Mustafar after doing this:
 
Spoiler

 
That other guy is Ochi of Bestoon, the assassin who kills Rey's parents.  He's one of Palpatine's lackeys, but it's his first time on Exegol too.

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#1453 Rust

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Posted Today, 07:27 PM

Between Empire and Return, I take it?



#1454 Pale Rider

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Posted Today, 07:34 PM

Yep.  Here's a bonus page:

 

Spoiler


Edited by Pale Rider, Today, 10:18 PM.


#1455 Gridlock

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Posted 32 minutes ago

Dam it Vader, why didn't you tell Luke while you were dieing On Death Star (or a force ghost) "Luke... Find Exegol! He has a whole Fleet of planet busters there! It's not over yet boi!"

... Sigh, I tried, but this is why I dont feel like reading those comics anymore.

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#1456 Telly

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Posted 28 minutes ago

ive tried to go back and read the vader comics, and while ive enjoyed most of em, this latest arc has seemed meh


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#1457 Pale Rider

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Posted 16 minutes ago

Dam it Vader, why didn't you tell Luke while you were dieing On Death Star (or a force ghost) "Luke... Find Exegol! He has a whole Fleet of planet busters there! It's not over yet boi!"

 

Luke and Lando did try to find Exegol.  Maybe now we know why.


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