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@  Nevermore : (26 May 2019 - 04:06 PM)

Also, the rising stars are the Greens, especially in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (26 May 2019 - 04:06 PM)

Also, a surprising number of voters showed up to the polls, all across the EU. Which is a good sign.

@  Nevermore : (26 May 2019 - 04:05 PM)

Soooo. Another election day is over. Less stressful than the last one, at least.

@  Nevermore : (25 May 2019 - 05:09 PM)

Oooookay, Babylon Berlin. That's gotta be Plot Convenient News Urgent Edition or something.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2019 - 12:03 PM)

I had no idea the beeb was renting out the dr.who writting staff to hollywood.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 May 2019 - 11:50 AM)

A poodle, some clouds, and a giant drop of water

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 May 2019 - 05:53 AM)

Was that the one where he fights gamma mutant poodles?

@  unluckiness : (25 May 2019 - 03:14 AM)

The CG in that movie was fantastic. Shame Donkey and Fiona were written out of the movie though.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 May 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Don't worry, though. Ang Lee's Hulk has made it, so if physical media goes this year we can all die happy

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 May 2019 - 01:12 AM)

It's not on 4K yet. Sure would be nice, though

@  Pennpenn : (25 May 2019 - 12:56 AM)

Probably, when I remember to.

@  Telly : (24 May 2019 - 11:11 PM)

you should buy it on bluray or 4k

@  Pennpenn : (24 May 2019 - 09:56 PM)

It's still not up on netflix. Bah!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 May 2019 - 03:26 PM)

We named the dog "Indiana".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 May 2019 - 03:25 PM)

Happy 30 years to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Truly they are the compleat package.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 May 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Made from the metallized ashes of their previous enemies.

@  MEDdMI : (24 May 2019 - 07:40 AM)

They fight you with sparkles.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Phyrexians are the bishie-est.

@  unluckiness : (24 May 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why they always wear long sleeved shirts and long pants

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2019 - 11:36 PM)

Everybody knows the most bishie thing about any bishie is his exposed sinew.

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2019 - 10:04 PM)

*looks up the humanoid slivers* ...really? People were calling those bishies?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Have they made a sliver planeswalker yet?

@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.


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#1 Philister

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 02:18 PM

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Prelude: Abominus is the combined form of Hun-Gurrr, Rippersnapper, Blot, Cutthroat and Sinnertwin, all of whom I’ve already reviewed individually. This review will focus only on the combined robot.

Combiner: Let us get my one complaint about this combiner robot out of the way first: the lack of dragon-head-knees. The original G1 Abominus had the twin heads of Hun-Grrr’s dragon mode for knees. Due to a different transformation scheme, this isn’t really possible here. It’s not really a big thing and there are already add-on kits to solve this problem, but still, it somewhat offends my GeeeWuun-sensibilities.

Overall, though, I really love this combined robot. As mediocre as Hun-Gurrr is as a stand-alone figure, he’s really working great as a combiner torso. The four limb-robots do their job well, too, and there really isn’t a favorite configuration for me here. Cutthroat works slightly better as an arm, I think, but that’s entirely subjective. Abominus looks great combined.

One of the things most people didn’t like about the Combiner Wars style combiners were the hands and feet. Personally I think the hands were okay, but the feet were far too tiny. It’s slightly better here with the PotP combiners, as the feet are combined from the two pods that come with Hun-Gurrr and the fists that come with two of the four limb-robots. Now the standard configuration is to use the fists as heels, which works fine. You can also turn the entire thing around, though, giving Abominus claw-like feet with Iron-Sheik-style pikes on top of his feet, which looks much better in my opinion.

The only thing really missing here is a big weapon for Abominus, preferably a rifle like the G1 version had. All of the Terrorcons’ individual weapons can be mounted here, of course, but none of their weapons are big enough for Abominus’ hands. Apart from that, though, a really great combining robot. I love him.

Remarks: Abominus turned up out of nowhere in the infamous third season episode “Grimlock’s New Brain” and was the catalyst for Grimlock building the Technobots. Computron, combined form of the Technobots, became Abominus’ nemesis and the two duked it out in the follow-up episode “Money is Everything”. Abominus was also among the “primitives” who were fighting against Tornedron and Primacron in the episode “Call of the Primitives”. All in all he got quite a bit of spotlight near the end of season 3, at least for a combiner (team).

As a toy Abominus works great. Hand him a big rifle from some other figure (preferably a purple one) and you’re all set. Given that two-fifths of Abominus were in the infamous wave 2 of Power of the Primes, completing him wasn’t the easiest thing in the world (that wave is supposed to restocked now, but I haven’t seen it anywhere on the shelves). It is worth the effort and the wait, though. Abominus has now replaced Defensor as my favorite Combiner Wars combiner. Two thumbs up!

Rating: A-

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#2 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 01:52 PM

Has anyone else had issues with the soft plastic used for Abominus' antennae? Mine came out of the box bent nearly at right angles in the middle. While I've been able to straighten them out a bit (with some help from a blow dryer), they're still not straight, and this really annoys me (seriously, Hasbro, WTF?). Does anyone have any suggestions for more properly straightening these things out?



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 01:46 PM

Trying another one perhaps?  Other than that, a lot of patience.

 

The fact he and Hun-Gurrr have no proper weapons is beyond stupid and cheap.


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