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@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.


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40th Anniversary Happy Meals in November - includes Changeables!


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#1 Chip

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 08:33 AM



Looks like the original Quarter Pounder, alongside toys from many other promotions.

H/t @DinosaurDracula

Edited by Chip, 29 October 2019 - 10:04 AM.


#2 Sprocket

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 08:34 AM

Has the Happy Meal really only been around since 1979? I figured it would be older.

 

Five bucks says they only put the Space Jam toy in there because of the memes.


Edited by Sprocket, 29 October 2019 - 08:57 AM.

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:12 AM

The red dino that turns into the Happy Meal box is also a Changeable from the 1990 dinosaur run.

 

I'm gonna have to track these two down, somehow.  I'm betting that our McDonald's won't even get these and will give out unsold previously-available promo toys until they hit the Frozen 2 promo.

 

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Edited by Engledogg, 30 October 2019 - 09:24 AM.


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Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:25 AM

Oh man, I loved the McNugget Buddies. Almost as much as the Potato Head Kids from Wendy's.



#5 Chip

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 10:03 AM

Oof, I didn't even notice the dinosaur Changeable. That series wasn't for me but I wasn't being intentionally salty. Title changed!

Edited by Chip, 29 October 2019 - 10:04 AM.


#6 Sprocket

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 10:08 AM

In related fast food kids meal news, Wendy's is going to be doing a promotion with Transformers next month. (Scroll to the bottom)


Edited by Sprocket, 29 October 2019 - 10:08 AM.

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#7 haywire

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 11:09 AM

If the Wendys Transformers are as good as their old Gobots figures, I may have to chase those down. If they dont transform, then probably not.

Also, sounds like the McDonalds Changeables will be really tough to get.

Edited by haywire, 29 October 2019 - 11:11 AM.


#8 Dracula

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 12:14 PM

Fast Food premium TF toys haven't been transformable in...probably a decade or more. I mean there might be one or two exceptions, but that level of engineering for kids meal toys is a thing of the past.


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#9 Confuzor

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 01:32 PM

I got way more mileage of of the Looney Tunes DC superheroes (Superman Bugs, Batman Daffy, Wonderwoman Petunia, Flash Taz) than I think was ever intended.

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 01:47 PM

Fast Food premium TF toys haven't been transformable in...probably a decade or more. I mean there might be one or two exceptions, but that level of engineering for kids meal toys is a thing of the past.

I think the Animated promotion at McDonald's was the last real transforming set, so around 11 years ago.


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Posted 29 October 2019 - 02:48 PM

Looks I'll be eating a Happy Meal or two next month.



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Posted 29 October 2019 - 03:36 PM

Fortunately you can buy the toys outright, in case you don't really like most of their menu.
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Posted 29 October 2019 - 07:15 PM

November 7th-11th. Damnit. I'm going to have to make some extra effort to get to McDonalds for this.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 05:42 AM

I've already got a good portion of the original Changeables including those two, but I have to admit a deep need for the Cowboy McNugget.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:18 PM

In related fast food kids meal news, Wendy's is going to be doing a promotion with Transformers next month. (Scroll to the bottom)

So, someone on Facebook managed to get a Megatron early...and...yeah...

Courtesy of Quique Rangel:

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At least the bag that he came in looks decent, lol:

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Edited by Engledogg, 30 October 2019 - 09:21 PM.


#16 Donocropolis

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 05:46 AM

 

In related fast food kids meal news, Wendy's is going to be doing a promotion with Transformers next month. (Scroll to the bottom)

So, someone on Facebook managed to get a Megatron early...and...yeah...

Courtesy of Quique Rangel:

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attachicon.gif74706445_10219201212077081_6489011713793327104_n.jpg

 

At least the bag that he came in looks decent, lol:

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I wasn't expecting much, so I'm not terribly disappointed.  Definitely not as good as the "old-tin-robot-style-wind-up-Megatron" from McDonalds a while back.



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Posted 31 October 2019 - 07:53 AM


I think they look cute. Obviously not as cool or durable as like the transforming BW Happy Meal toys but still cute for what they are.

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#18 Engledogg

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 08:51 AM

I don't know...he *looks* good as a toy, I'm just not a big fan of the cardboard limbs (too easily damaged).
 
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Edited by Engledogg, 31 October 2019 - 10:39 AM.


#19 Sprocket

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 09:16 AM

Kind of sad that the average McDonald's Beast Wars/Transmetals/Beast Machines toy had more plastic in its construction than a Battle Master.


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Posted 31 October 2019 - 09:42 AM

Who do they think they're kidding? He looks like a Happy Meal toy. So cheap!



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