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@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2020 - 08:42 AM)

It is. Thankfully, we don't use the thing too often. It was purchased to help take down one tree and spends about 362 days a year sitting in the shop.

@  Darkstream : (08 April 2020 - 08:23 AM)

Sounds tedious

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 06:25 PM)

grinding wheel on a dremel and a lot of patience.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 06:11 PM)

What do you use to sharpen it? I was debating buying one of those kits on Amazon

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 11:49 AM)

Wasn't the first time. I probably did it one of the times the chain jumped the blade, or when I was cleaning it or sharpening it.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 11:38 AM)

Sounds like something I'd do. I always install things backwards first.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus


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#41 Boss Borot

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:49 PM

Well hell, looks like I'm gonna be buying my very first Cyberverse toys soon. I gotta have Mr. Drillshark, and Battlebee is too weird to pass up.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:08 PM

I had forgotten, but last year's toyfair was when they announced the Siege fan vote.

Hope they announce the next one on Saturday. While the end results aren't always perfect. I've come to enjoy the fun of voting then waiting to see what they come up with.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:50 PM

 

Battleship Bumblebee is the best one, I love the chestplate being a panel full of dials and stuff. 

Now that you mention it...

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:00 PM

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:12 PM

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Wheeljack:  The Energon!  He musta drank ALL of it!
Perceptor: It's a SUPER Spinister!


Yeah, a little TOO Raph.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:45 PM

Why did Prowl steal Hydrodrive Bumblebee's armor?

VOTE FOR SIDEWAYS:

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 06:32 AM

 

Battleship Bumblebee is the best one, I love the chestplate being a panel full of dials and stuff. 

Now that you mention it...
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This makes too much sense...
 

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Wheeljack:  The Energon!  He musta drank ALL of it!
Perceptor: It's a SUPER Spinister!

Megatron with a helicopter? Hmm...
 

No one's armor is an anything reference. 
 
 
Edit: Yes, obviously expect for Prime's being the Ark. But the rest of the vehicles are just vehicles and I think people seeing homages in any of them are really reaching. 

Oh come on, you can't tell nobody at Hasbro thought about Animated Megatron when coming up with what vehicle to make his armor be.

Awfully bold of you to assume that anyone currently with hasbro gives a flip about Animated.

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:22 AM

Asking some people here, still giving a flip about Animated means you're a weird jerk who won't let go of the past in a franchise dominated by the 80s cartoon that birthed it, so ymmv

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:45 PM

Do we know what time on Saturday we should start getting news?

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:05 PM

Isn't the Hasbro collector breakfast or preview night tomorrow?



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:48 PM

Do we know what time on Saturday we should start getting news?


Well as usual I'll be traveling to Maine for my wife's Grandfather's birthday so if precedent holds just about the time that party is about to start.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:50 PM

 

Battleship Bumblebee is the best one, I love the chestplate being a panel full of dials and stuff. 

Now that you mention it...
gnUr0Ni.jpg
 
This makes too much sense...
 

Megatron-1.png?fit=860%2C860&ssl=1
Wheeljack:  The Energon!  He musta drank ALL of it!
Perceptor: It's a SUPER Spinister!

Megatron with a helicopter? Hmm...
 

No one's armor is an anything reference. 
 
 
Edit: Yes, obviously expect for Prime's being the Ark. But the rest of the vehicles are just vehicles and I think people seeing homages in any of them are really reaching. 

Oh come on, you can't tell nobody at Hasbro thought about Animated Megatron when coming up with what vehicle to make his armor be.
Awfully bold of you to assume that anyone currently with hasbro gives a flip about Animated.

Pretty bold claim considering we just got a Cybertron Optimus Prime homage and that predates Animated by YEARS to say nothing of the fact Slipstream is in Cyberverse.

So yeah, pretty confident Animated isnt far from Hasbros mind.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:59 PM

Regardless of who at Hasbro does or doesn't think about Animated, that armor looks nothing like Animated Megatron.



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:15 PM

Yeah. Cyberverse cares about Animated, but that does not resemble Animated Megatron in any detail. As a result I'm sure they remember that Megatron is associated with a helicopter somewhere, but Bee isn't associated with battleships. The armor has nothing to do with the guys it comes with, which is kinda part of what makes this concept pretty clever (especially in the larger ones with the blended head sculpts.) 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 07:56 AM

Who is representing the Allspark at Toy Fair this year?


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:02 AM

Yeah. Cyberverse cares about Animated, but that does not resemble Animated Megatron in any detail. As a result I'm sure they remember that Megatron is associated with a helicopter somewhere, but Bee isn't associated with battleships. The armor has nothing to do with the guys it comes with, which is kinda part of what makes this concept pretty clever (especially in the larger ones with the blended head sculpts.) 


That BB has a nautical vessel as his accessory did specifically make me think of Hydrodive BB from Animated.

For Megatron, I don't think the copter mode is an accident but it certainly has a stronger resemblance to Spinister.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:06 AM

I'd think if it was an Animated himage, the copter would have twin rotors. Especially since that'd make for sweet double buzzsaws in armor mode.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:13 AM

Yeah. Cyberverse cares about Animated, but that does not resemble Animated Megatron in any detail. As a result I'm sure they remember that Megatron is associated with a helicopter somewhere, but Bee isn't associated with battleships. The armor has nothing to do with the guys it comes with, which is kinda part of what makes this concept pretty clever (especially in the larger ones with the blended head sculpts.) 

That BB has a nautical vessel as his accessory did specifically make me think of Hydrodive BB from Animated.

For Megatron, I don't think the copter mode is an accident but it certainly has a stronger resemblance to Spinister.

Bee has been aquatic since his first Budiansky bio, purely because the VW Beetle floats.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:20 AM

Yep, Hasbro has definitely jumped the shark. Or drill. Or...Bug Submarine...helicopter tank thing...?

Explain it to me again...

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:29 AM

If Bee had the helicopter and Megatron the battleship it'd be a reference to Action Master armor and Submarine Mode. (No, obviously.)

I do wonder to what extent the armors within a class will be interchangeable, because I feel like there's hints that everything will be in spite of two of the large ones having bespoke heads based on the bot character.
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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