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@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 09:07 AM)

It's an annoying thing to have happen in any game. I'm hoping they actually finish releasing all the story mode parts before 3 comes out.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 06:24 AM)

Ahh. Hadn't played that in a long time.. Since before the PVP I think.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 04:33 AM)

Kingdom Hearts Union Cross. Specifically the PVP fights.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 04:31 AM)

What game PennPenn

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 03:13 AM)

Man, I love it when you've got limited attempts at something in a game, said game crashes at the end of the thing, so you lose the attempt but don't get any credit.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 08:44 PM)

I know. I'm back to the classic purple for the first time since the comic theme was introduced.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 08:32 PM)

Alright thanks, gonna be weird without the speech bubble boxes but I'll manage.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 07:59 PM)

Nope, ongoing problem for a bunch of us. The mods know, so... just hunker down and wait. In the mean time: changing themes will sort it out for a bit. Only the comic theme is affected.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 05:36 PM)

Is something going on? I'm missing the buttons to go to the newest post and there's no banner for the forum list, it just says "logo" in the corner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2018 - 06:03 AM)

Leader-1!

@  Whirl Maximus : (18 September 2018 - 02:25 AM)

"huh?" 'chuckle' in every reaction shot. That's all I remember of Armada.

@  Paladin : (16 September 2018 - 07:36 PM)

if youre looking for sympathy its in the dictionary between shit & syphilis.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2018 - 03:10 PM)

Uuuhhhhhh.......

@  Rycochet : (15 September 2018 - 11:56 AM)

Due to it's concentrated lousiness, even small doses of Energon will age you, yes.

@  Lazy Garou : (15 September 2018 - 10:32 AM)

unicron trilogy video was great, but made me feel a hundred years old.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 September 2018 - 07:32 AM)

Awesome. Good job man.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 09:30 PM)

cleaning up, mostly.but the little plastic piece where the power cable hooked up was broken. That I managed to put back together.

@  Patch : (11 September 2018 - 04:48 PM)

So he also has White Castle-like qualities?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2018 - 02:23 PM)

Just keep him away from the plumbing, he's really hard on the pipes.

@  RichardT1977 : (11 September 2018 - 01:22 PM)

Overlord has some castle-like qualities to him

@  wonko the sane? : (11 September 2018 - 12:15 PM)

Fix it, like, found a working power adaptor, or fix it like: there was saudering involved.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 11:58 AM)

that feeling when you fix something and works like a dream. we now have a working snes in my house and I have tested 10 games on it and they all work.

@  Arazyr : (11 September 2018 - 10:44 AM)

...Now I want a Transformer that turns into a castle.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 September 2018 - 09:37 AM)

You should be careful man, lots of allsparkers life in castle law states. It's a good way to get shot you know.

@  ▲ndrusi : (11 September 2018 - 09:35 AM)

Which house? Mine? Dammit I thought I locked my door!

@  GrungeWerX : (11 September 2018 - 01:20 AM)

GrungeWerX in tha HOUSE!!! WOOT!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2018 - 11:54 PM)

There's been consistently good sc-fi flicks; most just fly under the radar as lower-budget or indie pictures

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 September 2018 - 09:28 PM)

If you can forget about that garbage Ghost in the Shell feature...

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 September 2018 - 09:27 PM)

Upgrade is a GREAT dark sci fi throwback film. Kind of feels like the genre has been nailing some good stuff after a LONG time of drek

@  Sabrblade : (10 September 2018 - 06:34 PM)

Hey, Steve is a Vehicon!

@  abates : (10 September 2018 - 04:44 PM)

I thought it was spelled "Stege".

@  Arazyr : (10 September 2018 - 02:10 PM)

So, "I before E, except after Siege"? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 September 2018 - 01:59 PM)

Memorandum to all: the word "siege" is spelled with the "i" before the "e".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (08 September 2018 - 12:55 PM)

Happy birthday to Star Trek and Star Trek: The Animated Series!

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2018 - 07:55 AM)

*smacks TMM upside the head*

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 September 2018 - 02:51 AM)

& Knuckles.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2018 - 11:01 PM)

Re: Coded?

@  Waspinator : (07 September 2018 - 09:14 PM)

Final Fantasy: The Movie: The Game: Pocket Edition HD Boogaloo

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (07 September 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Funny thing is, I think the pocket edition graphics give the game more personality.

@  MEDdMI : (06 September 2018 - 11:10 PM)

Final Finception

@  Waspinator : (06 September 2018 - 10:29 PM)

They've made a PS4 version of Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition. For those keeping score, it's the PS4 version of a smartphone version of a PS4 game.

@  wonko the sane? : (05 September 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Ah HA! turns out the trick to installing the rift software was to run it as an admin. Stupid windows 10.

@  wonko the sane? : (05 September 2018 - 04:58 PM)

Awright! I got the display port working! Which means I can now connect my occulus rift!

@  MEDdMI : (04 September 2018 - 10:38 PM)

*just stares*

@  Noideaforaname : (04 September 2018 - 09:36 PM)

Hello there

@  wonko the sane? : (04 September 2018 - 09:06 PM)

Howdy.

@  RichardT1977 : (03 September 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Or just a set of arms and shoulder cannons that combined Legends Godbomber with CW Optimus.

@  RichardT1977 : (03 September 2018 - 07:10 PM)

I still wish someone would make an upgrade kit for Combiner Wars Optimus that transformed from a trailer to a set of limbs with Powermaster shoulder cannons...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (03 September 2018 - 09:48 AM)

I read that as "Basilisky" for some reason.

@  Anonymous X : (03 September 2018 - 03:45 AM)

Basicslly


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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.
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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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#7 ChessPieceFace

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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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#12 ▲ndrusi

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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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