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@  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.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".


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#501 Monocle

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:19 AM

I would think Vader's main job for most of the time in between RotS and ANH was hunting down and killing remaining Jedi.  This would also include training Inquisitors, Palpatine certainly wouldn't have bothered with that.  He would have existed outside the standard Imperial command structure, but also able to override most of the officers in whatever situation Palpatine would have sent him to look at.  The exception to this would be those officers those at a certain level like the Moffs and maybe Grand Admirals, Vader would be under their command.

 

Remember Anakin was pretty high ranked in the Republic Army, so he would have been familiar and comfortable with military protocol.

 

After ANH you have an emergent Rebel threat, with the bonus of the person who destroyed the Death Star rumored to maybe be a Jedi, which would have caused a good chunk of the military to be reorganized as Vader's personal hunter squad.  This is even ignoring the fact that he knows Luke is his son and would have gone straight after him no matter what.  Palpatine just gave him more resources to be able to do the job properly and make sure Luke got captured so he could eventually replace Vader.


Edited by Monocle, 23 July 2019 - 08:08 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:25 AM

It's also noteworthy that Leia had no qualms about sassing Vader while she was still operating under the pretense of being a senator in good standing. I imagine that the Senate still wielded a great deal of power and its members enjoyed a certain measure of immunity from the likes of Vader so long as they didn't cross too many lines.

Even his own aide thought Vader was nuts to take Leia prisoner and it's similarly noteworthy that he had no qualms about saying so either.  And not only did Vader tolerate it, he even heeded his aide's warning and fabricated a cover story to prevent the Senate from finding out about it.


Edited by Pale Rider, 21 July 2019 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:55 AM

I distinctly remember one of the official licensed guidebooks from around 1997 called Vader the supreme commander of the Imperial military. That didn't really mesh with Tarkin bossing him around.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:28 PM

I had an official guidebook from that year which called it the Imperial Empire.

#505 Pale Rider

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:30 PM

The old EU had a funny habit of doing that sort of thing.



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:52 PM

Governor Tarkin had political as well as military offices. That allowed him a bit more power above Vader. After ANH, there was no more Senate, and the Rebellion was a threat that allowed for "special powers" that superseded any local political consideration.



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 10:20 PM

It's also noteworthy that Leia had no qualms about sassing Vader while she was still operating under the pretense of being a senator in good standing.

To be fair, it's Leia. Sass is her primary language.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 02:49 PM

She's a Skywalker.  The day they're not sassing is the day their being put on their funeral pyre.


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 11:45 AM

the hugging at the end was sweet  :love


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 04:57 PM

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#512 Monocle

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 09:20 AM

That's out of date, TSA reversed the decision and these are allowed onboard now.
 
https://www.cnn.com/...tles/index.html

 

Took a bit more work to find this story about the evaluation, most news outlets aren't even bothering reporting on that.


Edited by Monocle, 02 September 2019 - 09:20 AM.


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 12:05 PM

Alright, question for all of you.

So, after watching a 'cinema sins' for Rogue one, I started re-watching the Vader scene at the end.  And something has started to bug me.

Mostly... at what point where the escaping rebels boarding the blockade runner with the plans?  From where Vader walked out to watch it's escape, you'd assume it was from behind... but that was blocked off by all the engines, and Topside you have that Radar Dish, the only other place I can think of are the sides.... but that would throw off Vader's View.

Anyone ever settle this?


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 01:28 PM

The sides. It wasn't a seamless continuous shot - Vader wasn't walking right toward that edge the whole time, he was clearly shown inside a series of hallways with windows and command panels, then we see him on the floor of a cavernous hangar with no structures in it at all. The ship dropped a good 60 feet just to get out of the hangar - he'd been walking toward it in some hallway in the "roof" and then had to get down to follow it. They showed the most exciting 3 seconds of departure but it would have taken longer for him to walk there.

Edited by Thylacine 2000, 05 September 2019 - 01:31 PM.


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:00 PM

Brace yourself, there could be a new Star Wars Holiday Special in the works under Jon Favreau's name.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:45 AM

Brace yourself, there could be a new Star Wars Holiday Special in the works under Jon Favreau's name.
And considering Disney's treatment of the franchise, it could happen.


Why is this underlines but with no actual link?

#517 LiamA

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 01:20 PM

 

Brace yourself, there could be a new Star Wars Holiday Special in the works under Jon Favreau's name.
And considering Disney's treatment of the franchise, it could happen.


Why is this underlines but with no actual link?

 

 

Maybe for emphasis.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 05:11 PM

Sorry, here's the link to the actual story.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 05:12 PM

It's linked in the quotes! Not to the right place I guess, but still. 


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 05:14 PM

During the Live Stream for new toys, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni may have accidentally revealed that the Mandalorian crew is already working on season 2.  Time stamp 37:45





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