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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.


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Haslab next big project is... Cookie Monster (oh and Unicron)


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#21 Dake

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 11:17 AM

It's bizarre to me that this is moving SO slowly.  I expected media properties that are entrenched in nearly everybody's childhood from the last nearly 50 years would have more hard core fans a la Disney collectors.

 

There's a difference between being "entrenched" in one's childhood and being worth 300 bucks. Star Wars and Transformers are entrenched in many people's childhoods as well, but there are plenty of people who haven't touched a toy since whatever birthday or Christmas they were last given one however many years ago. 

 

Collectors are always a small subset of a given genre, and I'd imagine multiple-hundred-dollar Sesame Street collectors are one off the smallest subsets there are. Like, I imagine there are high-end Muppet collectors, but Cookie Monster isn't technically even a member of the Muppet team.


 
 
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Posted 16 July 2019 - 11:40 AM

It was a weird uniqlo promo item the other year as well as dead Elmo, beyond that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Actually a bunch of Sesame Street characters all at once in the same year. I do know of a past one that did Snoopy in the same way.



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#23 Dake

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 06:13 PM

Those were officially licensed? That would seem unlikely.


 
 
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#24 MrBlud

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 07:25 PM

They were.

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 11:22 AM

Huh... I don't understand but ok.
 
 
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#26 spikeriley

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 06:53 PM

W-why is he dead?

 

My guess is because people won't stop spreading that stupid rumor about him becoming the Veggie Monster.



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Posted 25 August 2019 - 11:51 AM

https://hasbropulse..../cookie-monster

 

Proceed....on your way to oblivion.


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 01:12 PM

That's the way the cookie crumbles.

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 05:21 PM

Not surprised he has failed, no one really wants a large cookie monster, simply because he would cost a fortune to feed and he would eat all of your cookies!


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 05:41 PM

Yeah. I continue to be a bit flummoxed by this choice. I figured there must be a huge Sesame Street collector market out there that I was just ignorant of.

 

So a little Googling and I found   two (and I mean - a) they aint exactly fancy sites, and 2) that's seems like pretty much it, though there may be more individual threads on other boards). It appears their complaints aren't that much different than what people here have said about Unicron with one exception. They seem to think CM was priced well, but people either don't like the way he looked, don't have anywhere to put it, or wish they'd made someone else first.

 

So with all that in mind, what was Hasbro thinking here? How did they think this would be a big seller?

 

Unicron was always a stretch considering the sheer volume of purchases necessary. Now they're potentially going to have two failures in a row.


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 05:51 PM

I think its a lack of actual reserach by the company, they are just to blind to see the truth, people are becoming picky these days and have other worries.


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 06:18 PM

I really kind of wonder if each Haslab was the brain child of a specific person. The problem was each person has been successively less informed or realistic about their chances than the previous.

 

Sail Barge - fans have asked for it at nearly every opportunity since 1983.

 

Unicron (since we know they began thinking about him two years ago - around the time the Barge funded) - uh... fans sort of wish we had a bigger Unicron? Let's make that but he'll also need to sell thousands more.

 

Cookie Monster - (drunk at last year's Holiday party?) Sure why not?


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 10:13 PM

It has 614 backers of the 3,000 with 51 minutes to go.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 07:07 AM

If anyone didn't know already, the project didn't fund.

 

Also the backer number jumped down to 63 when I looked at it this morning.


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:11 AM

They didn't think it was going to be a big seller--that's precisely why they went with a crowd funding effort.  If they thought it would be a high demand item, they would have just gone ahead and manufactured a bunch of them.

 

It's kind of sad; I was hoping this would get made.  I don't have the money to buy one myself, but it would have been fun to see videos with it.



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:41 AM

 

If they thought it would be a high demand item

 

The demand was so minimal it was basically a no-demand item.

 

 

Also the backer number jumped down to 63 when I looked at it this morning.

 

Yeah, I'm confused about this. Do they not offer you a refund if you don't back out of an unsuccessful project? Hopefully they didn't do something unethical like inflate the backers number to get a piggyback effect going.

 

By the way, is there anything stopping them from doing something in the $100-$200 range? Not everything they put forward has to be The Thing. Some things can just be the typical stuff fans ask for and don't get because nobody thinks they work as kid's toys or "collector's items".


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:48 AM

To be honest with the way the world is going with far right in power and causing trade wars, I think a lot of people either can't or don't want to risk such extravagant luxury purchases. Especially on such an extended time table.



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:47 AM

Not everything they put forward has to be The Thing. Some things can just be the typical stuff fans ask for and don't get because nobody thinks they work as kid's toys or "collector's items".

 

 

I don't know, The Thing might be very popular.

 

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 11:31 AM

To be honest with the way the world is going with far right in power and causing trade wars, I think a lot of people either can't or don't want to risk such extravagant luxury purchases. Especially on such an extended time table.

 

So RV sales metrics are real?

 

To be fair, I don't think anybody was genuinely worried until certain people devalued their currencies, the blip of inverted yield curve, and certain people 'ORDERING' companies out of certain places with little to no warning after stuff started going bad. I know it's hard to keep track of the concept of time anymore, but this stuff only happened in the second half of this month.


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 11:32 AM

I really kind of wonder if each Haslab was the brain child of a specific person. The problem was each person has been successively less informed or realistic about their chances than the previous.


I think this comparison doesn't really work since Cookie Monster was before Unicron.



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