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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 January 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Twitter's revamp is so dumb. Nowadays, even when I am logged out of my account, right-clicking an image on Google Chrome won't let me access a URL to easily get the image's full size. That functionality was so useful!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 January 2020 - 10:01 PM)

But when was the last time you saw a major retailer (since TRU) actually allot shelf space for a Transformers Titan? Or the Vintage Collection Poe X-Wing? There's clearly some sort of disparity between "girls" and "boys" toys that give companies justification to create $100+ items in the girls segment in FAR greater frequency than in boys.

@  fourteenwings : (25 January 2020 - 12:56 AM)

"how expensive they were" Tell that to L.O.L. O.M.G. and the $129 Amazing Surprise (I mean I guess when it comes to the toy aisle Power Rangers isn't a juggernaut like L.O.L.)

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:18 PM)

I think the big reason we didn't see the actual combining Zords at retail was because of how expensive they were. It would cost $100 to get enough of them to make a Megazord, $160+ if you want the Ultrazord. Or parents could just get the dang Ultrazord for $40 even if it didn't combine.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Because they are "kids toys" not "collector toys"

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 03:27 PM)

1) I don't have Target. 2) can't go into my walmart. I'm surprised Hasbro won't sell the toys on Pulse

@  Bass X0 : (24 January 2020 - 02:43 PM)

I dreamt my phone was ringing and woke up to answer it.

@  Sabrblade : (24 January 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Lightning Collection figures, the smaller normal-sized Beast Morphers Ranger/enemy/Beast-Bot figures, the role-play morpher and weapon toys, and the simplistic non-combining megazord toys have all been very easy to find at various Targets and Walmarts. It's only been the actual combining Beast Morphers zord toys (which are bizarrely being sold individually this time) that have been hard to find in stores.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Thought I do question Hasbro's almost reluctance to have the toys available anywhere.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 01:44 PM)

i've been trying to sell mine for weeks...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I hadn't opened mine yet, but from what I've seen, the general agreement is that the Beast Morpher zords are much better than Bandais.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I'm guessing if they're going to do anything on the level of Legacy Zords, it's being discussed behind NDAs at Toy Fair

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 January 2020 - 10:38 AM)

Lightning Collection is good, and they're taking their sweet time on making Zords that are better than Bandai's Zords.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 10:34 AM)

So, what's the general PR fandom consensus of the Hasbro run of PR so far? I pretty much stepped out of the community after I got the Bandai Legacy zords I wanted.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 08:46 AM)

that would require someone to BUY Hasbro PR toys...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 07:17 AM)

Well hopefully see some cool PR stuff. Wish BBTS sold Hasbro PR toys.

@  fourteenwings : (24 January 2020 - 07:01 AM)

February 22nd through 25th, I feel like it was earlier last year...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 06:32 AM)

When is NY TF?

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:43 PM)

I don't know about Hasbro's general policy but I know everybody was on lockdown for Frozen II, which included both LEGO and Hasbro. Plus, I'm guessing everybody is holding off PR for NY Toy Fair? Overall, it's best to remember that Toy Fairs are for buyers, not fans.

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:41 PM)

LEGO has been doing this for ages, including sending cease and desists when outlets get leaked images.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:42 PM)

And then they ended up selling off the brand, so I guess I wasn't the only one.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:41 PM)

Last time a toy brand I followed tightened down on toy fair and all the invited guests posted glowing reviews of what they saw, I ended up being disappointed as heck.

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:34 PM)

JediNews UK basically said they got a walkthrough of Lego's showcase...but were legally bound to NOT talk about anything, much less take pics.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:24 PM)

I wondered why I had seen basically nothing newsworthy from the event

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:14 PM)

Word is that Hasbro and Lego have their UK Toy Fair stuff on MAJOR lockdown. Full NDAs and everything.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 09:28 PM)

Seeing people say the $0.99 + $20 shipping item is cheaper than the $19.99 + free shipping item and getting tons of likes for it... I just don't know anymore.

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

if you havent already, y'all check your walmarts clearance aisle. i found siege six shot for $5. course, it could just be my walmart, but never hurts to look

@  Vexwing : (23 January 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Candlejack is going to need more ro

@  Patch : (23 January 2020 - 06:30 PM)

I thought you had to type out Candlejack's full name bef

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 02:46 PM)

I typed in the wrong tab.

@  Paladin : (23 January 2020 - 02:32 PM)

must've been the works of Candleja

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 02:06 PM)

looks like maximus wiped himself out mid-sentence

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 08:42 AM)

Disregard this.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not


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#101 Dekafox

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 01:11 PM

Well the dish scrubbing sponge was derived from the aquatic animal before we started making it artificially.

 

... Spongebob is a synth sponge furry! *insert galaxy brain here*



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 01:14 PM

*plays a synthwave version of the Spongebob theme*


Nerds have always missed the point of the things they love in favour of obsessing over minutiae of the setting.

 


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 01:28 PM

It's kind of like having a barnyard animal comedy but the "chicken" is a bucket of chicken wings with arms and legs, innit.

 

Edit: Which, I suppose, is the joke, because "sponges live in the sea."


Edited by Copper Bezel, 20 November 2019 - 01:29 PM.

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 21 November 2019 - 11:05 AM

I want an anthro natural sponge, just for the glorious lovecraftian nightmarishness of a creature with radial symmetry twisted into a humanoid from. A grotesque amalgam of spongin, calcium carbonate spicules and mammalian flesh, anchored to the ground by a demented interpretation of human limbs, fingers and toes twisted and dug into the ground.

Buuut, I'm unusual, even for a furry.

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:04 PM

I'm sure it exists somewhere. No, I'm not doing your homework for you.

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 03:32 AM

In a city beneath the sea. I'm sure if curiosity git the better of me, I could ask a cultist or an occult librarian... Probably better for my sanity than checking Furaffinity.

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 08:25 AM

You could try checking e621/e926, but I don't know if that would be better or worse. The e926 version would at least be safer, one would hope.



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:25 PM

Really liking my new ship in STO.  I like teh design enough actually I've been considering getting something physical, but if I do, I'm not sure which way to go.

 

I could go to Gameprint, who has several sizes, and it would have the exact name and registry number, but the bussard collectors come out mostly yellow and I'm not sure if there's any way to change that short of repainting it or going hand-painted.

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Or I could wait until next year and get the Eaglemoss Gagarin - but the livery would be a bit off, and obviously it would have the Gagarin's registry instead of my ship's.

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 12:23 AM

Either way, that is a very pretty ship. Nice. = D


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 05 December 2019 - 07:00 AM

The Eaglemoss looks a lot more detailed too.


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Posted 05 December 2019 - 11:59 PM

The 7" and 9" are supposed to show the detail a lot better than the 5", but they'll also be a fair bit more than the Eaglemoss - $60 for 7" and $150 for 9" from what I remember. Apparently the nacelles on the Gameprint ships tend to droop or warp due to heat too from what I was reading, but not always, and the bigger prints are less susceptible to it.

 

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 10:17 AM

Well, last night I finally got the plate I needed to mount my new power supply in my old computer case, and was finally able to assemble my new computer.  And of course was reminded why I didn't really want to assemble it myself again(though I had to since I was reusing the graphics card, Blu_Ray drive, and my 1TB SSD from my old system, and didn't want to be out of a computer completely for a day or two to let Best Buy assemble it).

 

  • After adding the plate to the PSU, my good screwdriver disappeared despite having it 5 minutes ago so I spent maybe a good 10-15 minutes looking for it
  • After trying to add it to the case I found it just slightly overlapped the back plate for the removable motherboard tray so I had to swap that
  • The Ryzen did not have any instructions on how to use the extra cables for the heat sink - I had to youtube video to find where they plugged in
  • Once the mobo was added and all the new components were installed, I got the video card form my old machine and after I added it, it would not screw down without some added pressure on the case to make the screws line up enough to be screwed in
  • The screws for my 5.25 -> 2.5 and front USB adapter would not screw straight at all. I had to double-check to make sure I was using the right screws.
  • Then I had to dig through all my screws to find the right ones to mount the blu-ray device
  • Once everything was added back to the case and I started trying to add power cables to the modular PSU, I found with the way the case is designed I couldn't easily get to the PSU side of things to plug them in, so I had to remove the PSU and plug in all the cables needed.  Which also, because of the overlap, required I slide the mobo tray out a bit too
  • I also had to look up the front panel connectors from my case to see which way to plug them in
  • On first startup it actually took a significant time to POST, and on top of that the front fans were going crazy with vibration/noise, so I shut it back down, unpluged the front fans, and booted it back up, where it finally POSTed.
  • Windows then didn't want to install to my m2 SSD drive without unplugging the other two drives first. (Also the CD was apparently from 2017)
  • One positive: While windows was installing, I plugged the front fans back in and they were perfectly fine - best guess was some wires were hitting the fan blades
  • Another note: This was 3 hours after I had started the assembly
  • Once I booted up, I went to go grab the nVidia drivers, and Edge kept hanging.  I had to install Chrome first to get anywhere
  • I also realized I had not copied my profile from the old machine to the hard drive I used to transfer all my stuff, so I had to hook my old machine back up and find a second mouse and KB to use. (I had dual monitor so that wasn't an issue, and the new machine has wireless built in)
  • Once I got the driver copied over and installed from my previous machine, I started trying to get my main games going, since they all have time-sensitive things going in. While ESO worked, Bluestacks(for my dragon mobile game) would not run properly because hardware virtualization was still disabled, and I couldn't reboot to enable it because files were still copying across the network. Star Trek Online started, but needed a one-time-code and apparently the protection system uses a different e-mail from the account itself because I never got the e-mails, so I had to open a ticket with Arc to get that changed. 
  • It was now after 1am, so I had to put it aside and go to bed because work.  Also I had no real supper because I had just had a snack and planned to have move while stuff was installing, and by then it was too late.

This morning I got the Virtualization thing installed, and my old machine is running and accessible via remote desktop until I get fully set up int he new one. I can run STO apparently over RDP so I shouldn't miss out on the holiday event daily stuff while I wait on them. 

 

I also still need to decide on a name for the new machine, as the old one was Teletraan. Teletraan-X would be more fitting for a laptop, and Teletraan-3 doesn't feel right. Auntie also doesn't work for me. Navi feels more like a fit for a Cortana replacement, so maybe Sentinel.. or Dekabase might work too, if I want to go outside TF. 

 

Either way, between all of the above and the usual mishmash of screws running away and other minor struggles during the install, the machine spirits were properly invoked with cursing and blood(as I did get a small scratch on one finger that I didn't notice until after everything was done).



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Posted 19 December 2019 - 10:29 AM

Sounds like a real hassle but you managed to pull it off.


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