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@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 01:17 PM)

The only thing we've learned so far is that 1 out of 10 doesn't really seem to mind that much.

@  Patch : (23 February 2019 - 12:17 PM)

Alien walls.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (23 February 2019 - 11:15 AM)

Aliens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2019 - 10:22 AM)

walls.

@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 09:18 AM)

SAUSAGES!!

@  CORVUS : (23 February 2019 - 01:13 AM)

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEERADICATOR!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 11:21 PM)

And don't piss him off, because he'll tell Haruhi who he is and reboot the universe.

@  Bass X0 : (22 February 2019 - 03:22 PM)

Take care of the John Smith who will shake up the world!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I see I'm not the only one who's watched a lot of Kids in the Hall...

@  Donocropolis : (22 February 2019 - 06:33 AM)

"You can't pay too much for a good pair of shoes"

@  RichardT1977 : (21 February 2019 - 10:56 PM)

Thirty Helens agree.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2019 - 09:41 PM)

People forget the whole phrase. It's "Great minds thing alike, but fools rarely differ."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

The German version is very straightforward: "Two idiots, one idea."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

English: "Great minds think alike".

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

Here's an example of a phrase that's charmingly positive in English but self-deprecating in German:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Turns out the basic figures in the transformers siege line are basically minicons, and my sister is back in the hospital for another psychotic break. It's been an emotional day, and it's not even 1 pm yet.

@  Pennpenn : (21 February 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Maybe, or maybe it'd be more like wood? Y'know, bashing each other with planks.

@  Ashley : (21 February 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Wouldn't pillow fights be like slapping each other with meat?

@  unluckiness : (20 February 2019 - 11:54 PM)

RODO ROLLA DA

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 11:14 PM)

they hit each other with full sized vehicles

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Also, do Softmus Prime and Slumblebee engage in pillow fights?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Feathertron?

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 08:34 AM)

@Penn Megadown, maybe?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:38 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:37 AM)

Who gives the orders in cyberwarfare?

@  Pennpenn : (20 February 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I wonder what Megatron would end up in that context?

@  Sabrblade : (19 February 2019 - 09:21 PM)

It's not "Optiplush"... it's "Softimus Prime"

@  Ashley : (19 February 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I've got the two plushes from the first movie, they're great

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Still have mine, although Optiplush Prime is kind of discolored

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 07:59 PM)

They came out around the time of the first movie with the big merch push, but they were distinctly G1 and everything else wasnt, IIRC

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Take another shot Wonko.

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

prime the lost season

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 01:41 PM)

I did not even know those things were a thing. I guess they didn't do very well cause they didn't make more of them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 February 2019 - 01:25 PM)

Pfft, Hasbro did that 12 years ago with Slumblebee and Optiplush Prime

@  Xellos : (19 February 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Well, this past Christmas I did see licensed plush Transformers that went from their robot to vehicle mode by turning inside out just like popples.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Why DIDN'T transformers make plushes ala popples?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Design in mixed media and make him out of actual flannel.

@  Lancer : (18 February 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Make his fur a red and black flannel pattern

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Bonus points if you can work in a red and black flannel pattern on his chest plate.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:09 PM)

Might as well make it cliched. Lumberjack moose male and aristocratic deer female.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Or their aristocratic deer.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Thinking of making a pair of moose Transformer OCs, male and female. Thier a lovey dovy pair of lumberjacks

@  Paladin : (18 February 2019 - 06:56 PM)

they also have NOTORIOUSLY poor protection on their servers. do NOT keep a credit card on file there.

@  Telly : (18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM)

i just checked my past tfsource orders, and theres no sales tax charge

@  Arazyr : (18 February 2019 - 11:16 AM)

They haven't (yet, at least) on the stuff I currently have in my Stack. Haven't had them ship anything for a while, though, so I don't know if they will when I do...

@  Benbot : (18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Does TFSource charge sales tax?

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:47 AM)

That's because, once upon a time, the people whom owned the animals weren't the people whom butchered them. So the pig was owned by a saxon who spoke english, but butchered by a french speaker. So a pig got cut up into PORC chops.

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.


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#1 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:26 PM

Neil Armstrong's 52-year-old plastic space suit is crumbling to dust. What chance, then, do WE have?

https://www.nytimes....CFUQADAodpVgD0w

Plastics are failing the test of time... In museums, the problem is becoming more apparent, Dr. Rayner said in an interview: Plastics are reaching the end of their lifetimes kind of now. Of all materials, plastics are proving to be one of the most challenging for conservators. I find plastics very frustrating, said Mr. Collum. Because of the materials unpredictability and the huge variation in forms of deterioration, he said, its just a completely different world. We have a very short history, in comparison to other materials, in understanding how long those materials last, said Hugh Shockey, lead conservator at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Metal, stone, ceramic and paper have survived thousands of years, while plastics have existed for a little over 150 years.


The whole article is a very good read - about how art and cultural historians are trying to find coping mechanisms for challenges we toy collectors recognize, like photodegradation, plasticizer leakage, and just crumbling to dust.

They also note that dusting plastics can cause damage, so a compressed air can is the better route (museums use clouds of liquid nitrogen vapor to "cling" to dust particles and carry them away).

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:32 PM

Neil Armstrong's 52-year-old plastic space suit is crumbling to dust. What chance, then, do WE have?

 

It never did want to live forever. Can our toys do no less?


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#3 Msol

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:34 PM

Its okay, my toddler started the process early on my Trypticon.

SNAP and now his chest pegs are living in Brunts tower. Oh well.

#4 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:44 PM

Hugh Shockey

Ah, so this is his fault, too.

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#5 Rycochet

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:51 PM

As much as I love my toys, I have a hard time feeling bad about plastic decompositon. With luck this means the stuff we've spent the past few decades dumping into the environment won't be as permenant a fixture as we've feared.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:54 PM

Everything has its time & everyone dies.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:54 PM

It'll be so sad when future generations believe the only Soundwave that ever existed was the Titaniums version...



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:02 PM

The climax of Infinity War is actually a complicated allegory for the problems that the toy collecting community will face in the coming years.
"He learned, almost too late, that man is a feeling creature and, because of it, the greatest in the universe. He learned, too late for himself, that men have to make their own way, to make their own mistakes. There can't be any gift of perfection from outside ourselves. And, when men seek such perfection, they find there's only death, fire, loss, disillusionment, the end of everything that's gone forward. Men have always sought an end to toil and misery. It can't be given; it has to be achieved. There is hope, but it has to come from inside, from man himself."

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 02:53 PM

The climax of Infinity War is actually a complicated allegory for the problems that the toy collecting community will face in the coming years.

 

Spoilers, man!

 

;)


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#10 CEEFAX

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:49 PM

I reckon my toys will still outlive most of Earth's multicellular biodiversity at the rate we're going, so I think I'll focus my concerns on the latter :D


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 04:10 PM

The climax of Infinity War is actually a complicated allegory for the problems that the toy collecting community will face in the coming years.

 

Prime...I don't feel so good...

 

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Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:48 PM

At any rate maybe all the campus restaurants will see this and start giving out hugging straws with drinks again.

grumble grumble if it was about actually helping the environment and not about finding the cheapest possible way to look like they cared they'd be switching to paper straws like at animal kingdom

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:00 PM

i....can't deal with that right now



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:37 PM

"Every single thing in the cosmos has a fixed life. Galaxies, planets, humans, Transformers... I alone have stood outside the reach of time, watching, ever vigilant, as the millennium marched past. I have seen oceans rise, continents shift and mountains crumble. I have seen brother rise against brother, and the decimation it leaves behind. And always the great cycle continues, as new life rises from the ashes of destruction. Now after eons of watching, I too have become part of the cycle, starting a new life with purpose and meaning, and though that life might end, I know now I will never die."

 

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:53 PM



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:04 PM

I mean... if the functional plastic life of any given toy is measured in decades, then... fine.  Whatever.  Like, everything made by man has a shelf life.

 

Well... most things.

 

Objects made out of base elements will survive pretty well.  Gold, silver, gemstone, that kind of thing.

 

But, then, like, even at that, when the sun eventually dies, it'll all be evaporated by the star's expansion.

 

Diamond things might survive? Like, they say that diamond probably exists at the center of our sun, so fancy carved diamonds will probably survive the death of our sun pretty intact. Does diamond melt/burn?  What kind of temperature does it take to destabilize the carbon bonds in diamond?

 

Anyway, never buy anything with the assumption it will last forever, 'cause, like, nothing does.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 11:08 PM

was this something people were really worried about? 



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Posted 15 September 2018 - 12:15 AM

Yes.


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 12:56 AM

A Gundam kit I built a few years ago ended up under a pile of stuff by mistake. When I fished it out, parts of the kit had oddly warped/crumbled and not from physical damage.

Edited by HellCat, 15 September 2018 - 12:56 AM.


#20 Demovere Xeno

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 07:16 AM

A Gundam kit I built a few years ago ended up under a pile of stuff by mistake. When I fished it out, parts of the kit had oddly warped/crumbled and not from physical damage.

Though Gunpla (and model kits in general) use different, more fragile types of plastic compared to toys meant to survive rough play, right?





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