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@  Maximus Ambus : (30 October 2020 - 02:21 PM)

I think I'll watch The Haunting (1963), Carnival of Souls (1962) and The Innocents (1961) for Halloween.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 01:52 PM)

50/60's Twilight Zone, the 80's, millennium and recent ones also, all are in The Twilight Zone.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 08:00 PM)

Tired of the same old Halloween stuff? Check out Tubi. The depths of the schlock available is astounding.

@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.


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#161 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:17 PM


New update from WoC:

https://m.facebook.c...61534143968401/

There will now be single star Battle Cards to help make up the advantage in decks that don't quite equal 25 stars by character alone.

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#162 Cattleprod

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:01 PM

Couldn't you just leave the card unfolded in the sleeve, and then put something over the mode you're not using when it's uncombined?



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:41 PM

You could. Neither solution seems ideal to me.

Having stars on battle cards is interesting. I wasn't sure at first, I think I was still so concerned about the combiners that my first instinct was "New thing is bad", but actually I think it's probably cool and adds a fun wrinkle to deck management.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 05:46 PM

The green pips sure shake things up - if you pull one while battling, you can ditch a card from your hand and hold onto the green pip card instead. This is a huge change and feels like a great way to deal with complaints that so much of your deck is burned through as battle damage rather than making it into your hand for actual use. 

 

https://www.tabletop...up-the-nuts-and

 

Can't wait for the new stuff to hit, nice to be getting excited again after the wave one hype died down. 

 

(Edit: also, from the one video it does look like the folding cards work better than I'd have expected. It sure makes the Predacons look like Micromasters next to regular character cards though!)


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#165 Maruten

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:16 PM

https://www.allspark...ilers-continue/

 
I like Mounted Missiles - the flexibility of being able to put a weapon in an Armor or Utility slot is great. 
 
Sort of surprised that we're seeing characters from the first set again (a new Megs at the very least) but - duh. Of course those big characters will recur constantly. Me stupid. 
 
And the new "Plan" mechanic! "Put cards from your hand on top of your deck". Another new tool for managing your resources. I really love the variety we have available in the ways we can interact with these cards when playing. 

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 05:16 PM

https://www.allspark...-the-combiners/

 

I'm pretty bummed that they're tying up so many character slots in the second wave with a whole new set of Dinobots. A second Grimlock I can see, I'm on board with that, but everyone else again so we can have Volcanicus? Surely there are combiners we'd prefer to see first. 


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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:09 AM

Front Page:

https://www.allspark...cards-revealed/


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:03 PM

So I just wanted to say I love that the latest revealed Combiner named one of the unnamed Combiner Wars teams. The team of Power Core Optimus, Ironhide, Mirage, Sunstreaker, Prowl and Hot Rod who form Optimus Maximus are now, officially "The Sentinels."

-ZacWilliam, I still wish CW'd been less "random 84" and more "themed" with the character choice there, but their having a team name helps a little for me.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 06:05 PM

Springer and Blitzwing! The two-modes-on-one-face folding gimmick that annoys me so much on Combiner components seems vaguely more palatable here maybe?

 

At any rate, two of my favourite characters, so super definitely going to track these guys down. This is far more interesting to me than combiners that require you to extend the table. 

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 03:29 PM

Damn it!

Exclusive Titan Sized Omega Supreme character card only available in this month's Loot Crate. Must sign up by Feb 19th.

https://twitter.com/...8197942272?s=21

-ZacWilliam, US only. Europe and Asian release method to be announced later.

EDIT: Today at least the code LOVE50 gets you half off. $12.50 isn't a bad price for this.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:26 PM

$12.50 is NOT a bad price. To Australia it came up to $22 (just over $15US) but that still seems like a reasonable price for something I'm not sure I want and may be able to acquire more easily in the near future. 

 

I wonder how many stars he costs. Presumably he isn't super expensive since he has an ability that revolves around protecting other characters. The flip-to-var ability is versatile, nice to be able to choose between a couple of options depending on what suits you at any given point in the game. 

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 06:48 PM

Ah, unobscured images. 19 stars? So very chunky, but can have a buddy on the field. 

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#173 LV!

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:18 PM

I don't think I want that many dark, suspicious fluids leaking out of my rocket.

 

In either a literal or metaphorical sense.



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:26 PM

Rockets gotta be steged, yo


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:50 PM

At half off it was worth buying just because my wife loves Omega supremely.  And maybe the shirt won't be incredibly tacky.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:01 PM

So all the wave two characters have been revealed.
 
Combiners:
 
 
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I'm really not super keen on the combiner angle, though I'm ready to be persuaded that they're fun, so I'm much more interested in the non-limb guys:

Spoiler

 
Kind of ended up with more solo guys than I expected given how many slots are taken up by combiner components. Those characters doubling up on wave one appearances still bug me - especially a fourth Bee. And a full set of Dinobots! Although a lot of people struggled to find Waivwun Grimlock (indeed I think he's one of the handful of non-promo characters I never pulled over, what, about three boxes worth in the end?) so I can live with him popping up again. Even if he is a weird smooshed-up foldy guy now. 
 
Speaking of which there are a few videos floating around now where people unzip early packs, and it does look like the folding mechanism is actually pretty robust and effective. I still think it's dumb and wonks up the game pretty bad, but it at least seems to be well executed.

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#177 LV!

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:03 PM

I assume, unlike in the T30 line, this time Venin really is Venom?



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:08 PM

Maybe? I can never tell all those damn bugs apart.

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#179 LV!

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:21 PM

Yep. That sure is Venom.



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 07:16 PM

(Oh, full gallery of new cards on the front page of course: https://www.allspark...cards-revealed/ )

 

About four hours left to sign up for Loot Crate to get Omega Supreme: https://www.allspark...via-loot-crate/

 

I gather the "love50" code has expired but there's a "love35" available that gets a smaller discount. Which is better than no discount.


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