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@  RCX : (29 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

I use a modern BM Thrust every time I go into the bathroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 January 2020 - 12:24 PM)

If you're old enough to actually know what Geewun is AND hate it, we're LONG past the prom days and should probably just go hit the bar.

@  B-Fox : (29 January 2020 - 12:20 PM)

I HATE GEEWUN WILL YOU GO WITH ME TO PROM, CONTRARIAN-SENPAI!

@  wonko the sane? : (29 January 2020 - 12:15 PM)

*Glares at PoTP optimal optimus* ... maybe?

@  Paladin : (29 January 2020 - 12:10 PM)

what, and actually acknowlege stuff created after 1987?

@  ThunderWear : (29 January 2020 - 12:01 PM)

Man, I just realized Siege was our best shot at Vehicon updates and it didn't happen. My kingdom for a modern BM Thrust.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 January 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Get some gloves and fish it out. Might still have it's wallet.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 January 2020 - 02:09 AM)

Hey, that one owes me five bucks.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 January 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You should stop recognizing the bodies.

@  Cybersnark : (28 January 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Someone killed Pagliacci and dumped his body in the water.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 January 2020 - 05:56 PM)

No, PlutoniumBoss. You ARE the bodies in the water.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 January 2020 - 03:25 PM)

You Do Not Recognize The Bodies In The Water.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 January 2020 - 01:47 PM)

It's only murder if they find the bodies.

@  Paladin : (28 January 2020 - 01:39 PM)

one can very easily serve as the other.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 January 2020 - 01:22 PM)

That depends: are you leaving a corpse, or a message?

@  Paladin : (28 January 2020 - 01:09 PM)

poison leaves less of a mess though...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 January 2020 - 12:45 PM)

Electrics are easier to use, quicker to clean, safer to operate. But there is no argument that a nice sharp blade does a better job.

@  Benbot : (28 January 2020 - 11:46 AM)

I've never shaved with anything other than an electric razor. I just don't want to put that much effort into it, but maybe I should start.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 January 2020 - 11:19 AM)

Now you have to get "DANGER DO NOT STEP" tattoos on the edge of your jaw.

@  ThunderWear : (27 January 2020 - 08:56 PM)

Think of it positively, maybe your face just has optional no-slip surfaces

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 January 2020 - 05:38 PM)

I have dyspraxia so use a electric trimmer, it's never smooth. NEVER!

@  Benbot : (27 January 2020 - 12:52 PM)

don't you hate it when you shave but miss a whisker and it bugs you all day long and you try to yank it out but you can't because it's too short to get a hold of but your hand keeps finding it whenever you touch your face?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 January 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Twitter's revamp is so dumb. Nowadays, even when I am logged out of my account, right-clicking an image on Google Chrome won't let me access a URL to easily get the image's full size. That functionality was so useful!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 January 2020 - 10:01 PM)

But when was the last time you saw a major retailer (since TRU) actually allot shelf space for a Transformers Titan? Or the Vintage Collection Poe X-Wing? There's clearly some sort of disparity between "girls" and "boys" toys that give companies justification to create $100+ items in the girls segment in FAR greater frequency than in boys.

@  fourteenwings : (25 January 2020 - 12:56 AM)

"how expensive they were" Tell that to L.O.L. O.M.G. and the $129 Amazing Surprise (I mean I guess when it comes to the toy aisle Power Rangers isn't a juggernaut like L.O.L.)

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:18 PM)

I think the big reason we didn't see the actual combining Zords at retail was because of how expensive they were. It would cost $100 to get enough of them to make a Megazord, $160+ if you want the Ultrazord. Or parents could just get the dang Ultrazord for $40 even if it didn't combine.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Because they are "kids toys" not "collector toys"

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 03:27 PM)

1) I don't have Target. 2) can't go into my walmart. I'm surprised Hasbro won't sell the toys on Pulse

@  Bass X0 : (24 January 2020 - 02:43 PM)

I dreamt my phone was ringing and woke up to answer it.

@  Sabrblade : (24 January 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Lightning Collection figures, the smaller normal-sized Beast Morphers Ranger/enemy/Beast-Bot figures, the role-play morpher and weapon toys, and the simplistic non-combining megazord toys have all been very easy to find at various Targets and Walmarts. It's only been the actual combining Beast Morphers zord toys (which are bizarrely being sold individually this time) that have been hard to find in stores.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Thought I do question Hasbro's almost reluctance to have the toys available anywhere.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 01:44 PM)

i've been trying to sell mine for weeks...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I hadn't opened mine yet, but from what I've seen, the general agreement is that the Beast Morpher zords are much better than Bandais.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I'm guessing if they're going to do anything on the level of Legacy Zords, it's being discussed behind NDAs at Toy Fair

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 January 2020 - 10:38 AM)

Lightning Collection is good, and they're taking their sweet time on making Zords that are better than Bandai's Zords.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 10:34 AM)

So, what's the general PR fandom consensus of the Hasbro run of PR so far? I pretty much stepped out of the community after I got the Bandai Legacy zords I wanted.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 08:46 AM)

that would require someone to BUY Hasbro PR toys...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 07:17 AM)

Well hopefully see some cool PR stuff. Wish BBTS sold Hasbro PR toys.

@  fourteenwings : (24 January 2020 - 07:01 AM)

February 22nd through 25th, I feel like it was earlier last year...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 06:32 AM)

When is NY TF?

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:43 PM)

I don't know about Hasbro's general policy but I know everybody was on lockdown for Frozen II, which included both LEGO and Hasbro. Plus, I'm guessing everybody is holding off PR for NY Toy Fair? Overall, it's best to remember that Toy Fairs are for buyers, not fans.

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:41 PM)

LEGO has been doing this for ages, including sending cease and desists when outlets get leaked images.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:42 PM)

And then they ended up selling off the brand, so I guess I wasn't the only one.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:41 PM)

Last time a toy brand I followed tightened down on toy fair and all the invited guests posted glowing reviews of what they saw, I ended up being disappointed as heck.

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:34 PM)

JediNews UK basically said they got a walkthrough of Lego's showcase...but were legally bound to NOT talk about anything, much less take pics.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:24 PM)

I wondered why I had seen basically nothing newsworthy from the event

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:14 PM)

Word is that Hasbro and Lego have their UK Toy Fair stuff on MAJOR lockdown. Full NDAs and everything.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 09:28 PM)

Seeing people say the $0.99 + $20 shipping item is cheaper than the $19.99 + free shipping item and getting tons of likes for it... I just don't know anymore.

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

if you havent already, y'all check your walmarts clearance aisle. i found siege six shot for $5. course, it could just be my walmart, but never hurts to look

@  Vexwing : (23 January 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Candlejack is going to need more ro


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#21 The Predaking

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 06:41 PM

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 06:57 PM

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 07:13 PM

Rocket's even MORE alone now.

 

 

This situation is... strange. On one hand Gunn's tweets were horrible, the kind of jokes you just don't make, and he made a LOT of them. But then there's this issue of losing your job, your source of income, for something you said on the internet decades ago, dredged up by someone looking for trouble. Like, are we all obligated to scour through every comment we've ever made just to make sure they're "correct" (getting a little aways from the actual topic, I'll admit)? That's full on paranoia now. OH GOD I said 'gay' as an insult on a long-defunct messageboard that can still be accessed via the way back machine, what if someone finds out?!



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 07:15 PM

Rocket's even MORE alone now.
 
 
This situation is... strange. On one hand Gunn's tweets were horrible, the kind of jokes you just don't make, and he made a LOT of them. But then there's this issue of losing your job, your source of income, for something you said on the internet decades ago, dredged up by someone looking for trouble. Like, are we all obligated to scour through every comment we've ever made just to make sure they're "correct" (getting a little aways from the actual topic, I'll admit)? That's full on paranoia now. OH GOD I said 'gay' as an insult on a long-defunct messageboard that can still be accessed via the way back machine, what if someone finds out?!


It was good enough to get Billy Bush shitcanned and he just laughed along with the comments, didn't make them. Don't recall much of a fuss about that.
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Posted 20 July 2018 - 07:20 PM

That's because nobody was seriously thinking Trump was gonna win and well.....here we are.

 

Ironbite-but that's off topic so...


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:34 PM

Gunn apologized for this shit way back in 2012. But hey, what good is an apology when society starts to decide that hypocrisy is a virtue, and forgiveness is for suckers?


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:42 PM

The Alt-righters have to be grinning and patting themselves on the back.  Of course if Twitter suddenly goes belly up or just outs bans them, that's karma for ya.

 

Ironbite-be interesting to see who they get to direct Vol.3.

 

 



 



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:06 PM

For the record? What Gunn tweeted was rude and crude and stupid. Do I think that someone should be judged for doing something rude and crude a couple decades previous? No, not really - there's plenty of stupid stuff I did a couple decades previous, and I feel like I'm still getting judged for it. Do I think that Disney should have dropped him from the third GotG film? Not sure, but I'm not surprised that it happened.

 

As for this Alt-Right guy? Frag him.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 10:03 PM

the scary thing is we've all been saying things like "I'm not sure if I ..." 

 

and we should be sure ... what happened here wasn't right. 



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 10:34 PM

Disappointing that Disney would have such a knee-jerk reaction over decade-old tweets, but with any luck Taika Waititi can take over GotG given how perfectly Thor Ragnorok matches its tone.

 

This really is a shitty era in which we live.



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 11:04 PM

What will be worse in the long run. The outrage over what he said, the outrage he got fired for it a decade later or people's indifference to it happening?

I...don't know how the world works anymore and I was already grasping at logic.
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#32 Echowarrior

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 11:37 PM

The indifference. That's the worst thing.

 

Seriously, we live in an age where hypocrisy has gone rampant and unfought. People need to call it what it is, stand up, and fight it. Or at least acknowledge it.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 11:45 PM

Gunn was fired? More like out Gunned... this is really bad :(

What does his brother say? The model for Rocket?

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:07 AM

It's truly just a world of extremists these days, and there's no room for anyone with a rational, measured opinion. It's just one of the many reasons why I take so few stances on anything in the world, anymore; no matter what you say you're somebody's mortal enemy.

 

I hope GotG V3 is still a success, but what a crappy way for Gunn to go out. Doubt he'll work again for a good, long while.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:13 AM

Me: "I have some time to kill. I wonder what's happening on Twitter?"

 

*two hours later*

 

"Did... Did I just see James Gunn's career disintegrate in real time?" 

 

:doh

 

Yeah - I was on Twitter this morning when the brunt of it was still happening. I think by 10 AM local it was hot enough to make the "trending" list. 

 

It's kinda surreal, actually. Still a bit hard to process, but so are the tweets themselves. 



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 02:09 AM

I will have more to say but for right now all I will say is this..@JamesGunn is one of the most loving,caring,good natured people I have ever met. Hes gentle and kind and cares deeply for people and animals. Hes made mistakes. We all have. Im NOT ok with whats happening to him Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) July 21, 2018


I don't know what the statute of limitations is on Really Stupid Jokes. I feel like this is rough though. Hard to imagine what those two movies would have been like without him - it seems likely that Disney GOTG's success largely to Gunn. I probably wouldn't HIRE someone if I'd seen those tweets, but when he's already done years of excellent and successful work and his colleagues will vouch for him... would I instantly sack him? Shrug. I wonder what the rest of the cast will say, and whether they have any sway.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 02:48 AM

Disney firing a guy over some incredibly offensive jokes from a decade ago that he ALREADY apologized for but still cast and pay millions of dollars to Johnny Depp is pretty much the height of hypocrisy.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 05:29 AM

This. So much this.

Had Gunn never apologised for making such bad taste jokes, my opinion would be different. He did though, fully. Pointing out, like many of us have said about ourselves, we were different people years ago. To see him vilified for some stupid and pureile stuff this guy went digging for just so he could get offended and do the social media equivalent of going "Aha! This guy is an unrepentant sicko! Lynch him!" is just sad.

To see Disney cave to the blatant hypocrisy is depressing..

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:14 AM

Disney firing a guy over some incredibly offensive jokes from a decade ago that he ALREADY apologized for but still cast and pay millions of dollars to Johnny Depp is pretty much the height of hypocrisy.


That one hadn't even occurred to me yet, but you're absolutely right.
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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:38 AM

Dude, just look at RDJ in the 90's.

 

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hug Twitter. The blue checkmarks should NOT make the decisions with their mob mentality. There needs to be a campaign. Why not have the entire cast of GotG walk out of the MCU if they don't rehire Gunn?

 

Hell, everyone should stand behind him.

 

Also, do yourself a favor. If you've got Twitter? Go use a mass deleter. I've found one that purges everything until the last three months. That should work nicely.


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But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.




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