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@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  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*


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#1 Bass X0

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:18 AM

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:23 AM

Something wrong with that link.

#3 Bass X0

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:46 AM

Something wrong with that link.


Yes, try the second one. I can’t copy and paste text on this phone but I can do Links.

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:26 AM

GUARANTEE it will be some sort of online exclusive.  For no other reason than retailers won't have any idea where to put a product like this...



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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:31 AM

Cool


 
 
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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:39 AM

... Neat.

 

Gonna keep my eye on this. Might need to get one or two for my niece.


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 01:39 PM

Pretty cute. 

 

GUARANTEE it will be some sort of online exclusive.  For no other reason than retailers won't have any idea where to put a product like this...

 

Odds are vanishingly slim it'd be anywhere but "with the rest of the dolls". I mean even Walmart has to give Lego its own aisle. 


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?

 


#8 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:09 PM

The toy tuber I follow opened up his set already, well five of them. You can see how the hair works. It wasn't two wigs, shame that.


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Posted 27 September 2019 - 11:09 AM

Well, this makes them the dullest drag kids ever.

 

These dolls are, frankly, really boring. They look like junior high kids really dull junior high kids, a concept Barbie's Team Stacie has been trying to make happen for months to no avail. I mean, Moxie Girlz were painfully wholesome, but they were actually cute and their clothes didn't look like Barbie Sweet Orchard Farm rejects.

 

I'm personally not glad that Mattel let Wild Hearts Crew die over this, but I'm certain this won't do better than that because both lines suffered from what appears to be creator-led indulgence.

 

I mean I've been wrong before, I didn't love L.O.L. O.M.G. but those have been tearing up the market. Speaking of, that's the doll market these are going into, so I have no doubts about this line's swift death.

 

 

 For no other reason than retailers won't have any idea where to put a product like this...

 

Dolls like Liv (and it's currently running ripoff, #Snapstar) have already done wholely removable wigs), while My Scene, Barbie Fashionistas and Bratz have all had lines where you changed character's entire torsos.


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Posted 27 September 2019 - 11:15 AM

Pretty cute. 
 

GUARANTEE it will be some sort of online exclusive.  For no other reason than retailers won't have any idea where to put a product like this...

 
Odds are vanishingly slim it'd be anywhere but "with the rest of the dolls". I mean even Walmart has to give Lego its own aisle.


Yeah I'm not seeing why they'd be anywhere else. It's not like toy stores sort thing based on characters' genders after all.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 03:18 PM

Yeah, it's a fashion doll with brushable hair, it's going to be in the fashion doll aisle.

 

It might do well financially, it might not, but regardless I think it's great. 



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 01:14 AM

Ever since I found out about the existence of this line the day it came out, I've been dreading this moment.

 

As a concept that's out there, in the hands of children, or even in the hands of adults; I don't like this. However, I guess, in the hands of adults, I don't mind it as much as I would otherwise. Partly because I'd have never heard of them again in that case (has anybody heard of Curvy Girls?).

 

I'd be vague about it, but I think we all know the reasons why I don't like this fall squarely in the domain of P&R.

 

There, I said it.


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 01:20 AM

Lol


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 02 October 2019 - 04:12 AM

Ever since I found out about the existence of this line the day it came out, I've been dreading this moment.
 
As a concept that's out there, in the hands of children, or even in the hands of adults; I don't like this. However, I guess, in the hands of adults, I don't mind it as much as I would otherwise. Partly because I'd have never heard of them again in that case (has anybody heard of Curvy Girls?).
 
I'd be vague about it, but I think we all know the reasons why I don't like this fall squarely in the domain of P&R.
 
There, I said it.


Oooh, which thread in P&R?

How are the dolls tracking so far? Doing well?

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 05:00 AM

Oooh, which thread in P&R?

 

The LGBT thread, where else?

 

How are the dolls tracking so far? Doing well?

 

I cannot tell, and I think it'll be a while before you can tell anything really.

 

Trying to track anything through Amazon's various metrics (Pre-orders, wish lists and such) is never very reliable but it has been blown to bits by the L.O.L. Surprise brand. L.O.L. Winter Disco is on preorder, and the O.M.G. dolls just came out, so it's even worse than normal.

 

On YouTube, they've probably done about as well as Wild Hearts Crew? Though Mattel paid a few more influencers this time around, they don't seem to have helped. However, outside of collectible blind-bag toys, this is also a poor metric. However, despite Cookie Swirl C (doll influencer who I don't like/know much about but is immensely popular) having Mattel make a doll of her, she hasn't put up a video of them yet so I guess the numbers won't really be out until that happens.

 

However, compared to Wild Hearts Crew, there is one video of them that has broken 1m views, by some kidfluencer I do not know. WHC didn't manage that.

 

It'll all really depend on what's on clearance January 2020, I'd say.


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 05:26 AM

The LGBT thread, where else?

You've avoided saying anything aside from talking about dolls like a loaded handgun but I'm already pretty confident I could give you some alternatives.


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 02 October 2019 - 06:31 AM

Whoa! I only know the name Cookie Swirl C from that guy toy tuber that I follow. Didn't know she has a doll of herself.

Yeah, I think it's the adult market that would pick up on the line. Still want it to succeed.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:27 AM

It's a very recent thing (like this same week maybe?). Going by what's happened this year, Mattel seems to have realized that they need to embrace marketing techniques beyond "put Barbie on shelf and wait for the inevitable".

 

Well, Wild Hearts Crew notwithstanding.

 

Though it was sad to pull up an influencer video recently and see the blatant "Mattel literally paid us to review this" language (usually all you have to do is send people stuff for free... though I guess that has it's own pitfalls).

 

You've avoided saying anything aside from talking about dolls like a loaded handgun but I'm already pretty confident I could give you some alternatives.

 

From what I understand, topics like this are indeed giant loaded handguns and really the only person I'm going to shoot is myself. Plus, I know a lot about dolls and I'm super-wordy by nature.

 

But at this point, what the heck, what do you suggest?


Edited by fourteenwings, 02 October 2019 - 07:28 AM.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 10:54 AM

Great Big Toybox reviewed these in case anyone wants a detailed look.  (Very honest toy reviewer, not just a shill.)  I'm watching right now, and aside from it being nice to have non-binary or non-gender-specific dolls, they also just look like very cool toys.  Nice quality and really nice presentation with the packaging.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=wGKIqNP_Xs0


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 01:42 PM

These seem really cool, and fill a sorely unfuflfilled niche in children's dolls.

And like, it's just really damn cool to have gender neutral/nonbinary stuff like that out there in a major brand. While yeah they're out to make a buck off progressive and/or queer parents and kids, it's always nice to see this kind of support out there. = ]

EDIT: Will have to watch that video, thanks Blueskyscribe!

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