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@  MEDdMI : (21 September 2019 - 08:41 PM)

speaking of geese, saw some videos for this game on the Switch: https://www.goose.game/

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2019 - 06:41 PM)

Triple changer, turns from ashes to dust.

@  Rycochet : (21 September 2019 - 05:22 PM)

To Ashens we transform! We turn into a human, a brown couch and a heap of tat.

@  Patch : (21 September 2019 - 03:02 PM)

Really? Worst alt-mode ever.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2019 - 02:09 PM)

To ashes we transform.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:14 AM)

They aren't all cranky... sure, it's hard to find one in a good mood, but still.

@  unluckiness : (21 September 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Cranky geese is a hell of a tautology

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:07 AM)

... that's like the third flock of geese this morning. Do those cranky bitches know something I should know?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 September 2019 - 06:26 AM)

Isn't there a thread for that?

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

I took a few hours off from work so I could attend. Actually met two coworkers there.

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

Anyone else here who participated in a climate change rally yesterday?

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".


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#1 Cattleprod

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:53 PM

A few years ago I came across the opening or a demo reel for a toy tie-in cartoon from the 80's that never got picked up. Pretty much all I can remember is that I think it involved trains, like each figure came with an individual train car, and that Peter Cullen (or someone equally famous in 80's toy cartoons) was the narrator. It felt incredibly bizarre, almost like a parody, and now it's bugging me that I can't remember what it was called.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:03 PM

Super Turbo Train?

 



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 07:33 AM

Doesn't sound like it.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 11:49 AM

Sounds like the Power Masters from Lionel Trains?



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:40 PM

Ah, I think Lightbright's got it.  Here's a video:

 

 

Sounds like there was a tv miniseries, even

 

https://bwspotlight....-power-masters/


Edited by ZakuConvoy, 29 November 2018 - 04:45 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:46 PM

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 09:12 PM

Ah, I think Lightbright's got it.  Here's a video:
 
https://www.youtube....h?v=lnDL4zQDylM
 
Sounds like there was a tv miniseries, even
 
https://bwspotlight....-power-masters/


I've been wondering what this was called for the last 30 years. I remember watching it but not at all what it actually was.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:39 AM

Yep, that's it. That its name is also a Transformers thing probably helps make it hard to find.

 

It feels like it's seconds away from turning into 'Two Brothers' from Rick & Morty at any moment.


Edited by Cattleprod, 30 November 2018 - 01:46 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 02:09 AM

Someone else posted here about an obscure cartoon pilot / mini series that may or may not have a toy line. I actually saw said pilot but I can't remember the name.

The plot was aliens or something rendering all electrical devices inert in the present day of the 80s or 90s (haha).

A law enforcement group found out that wrapping electronics around with gold makes them work again. There was a scene where they built a small room out of gold bars, just to operate a radio inside. They had just started a new A.I. system thing where VCR sized boxes can be inserted into vehicles to have the AI talk and operate. This was probably the toyline aspect.

Can't remember if there were aliens but a group of convicts became the bad guys when they were probably freed by the alien group to teach them about human ways. They hijacked a gold shipment because they know how the gold can resist the anti electronic effect. They have their own alien AI system with their own machines, for the toyline probably.

One of the convicts is a young lady who defects to the good guys side, like time off for good behavior etc. She stays with the other young rookie cop who's suppose to watch her.

That's all I remember. Familiar to anyone?

Edit - should have watched the trailer. That's exactly the one. Especially when they said that they were after gold.

Edited by Fero McPigletron, 30 November 2018 - 02:32 PM.

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1 minute of (minimal) lights, (steady) camera and...  ACTION FIGURES! (mostly Transformers) - Episode 031: Combiners and chest envy 

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#10 DanHibiki

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:43 AM

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:23 PM

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Can you not spam? It wasn't funny the first time and this thread is still on the same page.

#12 DanHibiki

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:45 PM

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 07:31 PM


HEY!

Great news!

The guy who posted the intro posted segments of some of the episodes. :) This show was So Goddamn 1980s it's amazing. Some very familiar voices too.

Episode 1 Part 1
https://m.youtube.co...eature=youtu.be

Episode 1 Part 3
https://m.youtube.co...eature=youtu.be

Episode 3 Part 2
https://m.youtube.co...e&v=g01bMvjnyK0

Damn I want to see the rest of this.

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 05:44 AM

 

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Can you not spam? It wasn't funny the first time and this thread is still on the same page.

 

 

It WAS funny the first time and the second time I chortled.



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Posted 27 March 2019 - 07:48 AM

Okay, I'm willing to believe the concept that aliens come to earth in hopes of acquiring some resource we thought was plentiful in the universe but turns out to be rarified. I'm even willing to believe that the aliens would directly confront a native species for it cause they're warlike jerks.

 

Step 1.) Go to earth and steal gold.

Step 2.) turn stolen gold into death gold which kills earth's electrical and electronic systems

Step 3.)?????

Step 4.) Profit? Maybe?

 

What's their actual long term plan here? Did they just randomly decide to try to conquer someone, spun a wheel with known pre-space flight races on it, and settled on earth and then decided to give the local monkeys an advantage by handicapping themselves by requiring they use only local resources? Are they literally just space bullies?


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 11:27 AM

Battlefield Earth?


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 01:31 PM

Wow, even has Peter Cullen doing the voiceover narration!


 
 
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Posted 27 March 2019 - 01:42 PM

Okay, I'm willing to believe the concept that aliens come to earth in hopes of acquiring some resource we thought was plentiful in the universe but turns out to be rarified. I'm even willing to believe that the aliens would directly confront a native species for it cause they're warlike jerks.

 

Step 1.) Go to earth and steal gold.

Step 2.) turn stolen gold into death gold which kills earth's electrical and electronic systems

Step 3.)?????

Step 4.) Profit? Maybe?

 

What's their actual long term plan here? Did they just randomly decide to try to conquer someone, spun a wheel with known pre-space flight races on it, and settled on earth and then decided to give the local monkeys an advantage by handicapping themselves by requiring they use only local resources? Are they literally just space bullies?

I was wondering the same myself...  I mean, I'm already astounded that I somehow never knew this existed, but furthermore by how bizarre the whole premise is at the start, even for an '80s cartoon.  The gold into... death gold thing is just spectacularly weird.  And the Ergs are like the least threatening looking '80s toy villains ever.


Wow, even has Peter Cullen doing the voiceover narration!

He was just another voice actor guy in the '80s that needed a check!  And Lionel paid in DEATH GOLD!


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 06:19 PM

Bumping this thread for a curiosity of my own... I was trying to figure out the name of an action figure I remember owning in the 80s.

 

It was a red or dark-orange monster, sort of gorilla proportions with a hunchback. I'm guessing 5" tall. The body was translucent hard plastic, as it had a sparking gimmick controlled by reels on the back. I think it just sparked inside the body, but maybe a bit came out of the open mouth. No armor or clothing, unless it was detachable and I lost it. I think it had a teeny stubby tail. Lots of hard angles instead of soft curves, like it was made of rock or crystal. I don't remember what his face looked like, but I think it was Rancor-ish, pointy-toothed, with the head being part of the body instead of on a vertical neck. White clawed hands, with two fingers and a thumb. Shorter legs, longer arms, though not so long as to touch the ground. Articulated at the hips and shoulders. I don't know if it was part of some obscure series, or a one-off.

 

Does that ring any bells? 



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:35 PM

Being made of rock or crystal sounds like something from Crystar.





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