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@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.


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#1 Lisbon Virgo

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 01:56 AM

Received this in the mail today. This is my first 3rd party add-on kit, and I have to say I’m pretty happy with it. Ultra Magnus gets a nice, if subtle, height increase and couple of nice melee weapons. I wish the axe and hammer were a bit larger than to match Magnus’ stature, but for $20 the new legs and weapons are a good value.

 

I was honestly surprised to see that there is a small amount of transforming going on in the new legs so they are the right length for truck mode. I wasn’t expecting that. Swapping them out for the old legs was simple, as was swapping the wheels. I half expected to need a small screw driver, but it wasn’t necessary. The new legs have double jointed knees, something I suspected but wasn’t sure about until I got them in hand. They work best when Magnus is in his small robot mode as the armor has kibble that gets in the way and the higher knee joint is mid-thigh in the larger bot mode. 
 

Plastic color and paint seem to match up well with Magnus. No complaints there.

 

The weapons are simple. A hammer and an axe. They are painted a nice silver with white plastic handles. Both fold up for storage. Could be bigger for my tastes, but might match up well with deluxe sized figures. The hammer is meant to look like Solus Prime’s hammer. 
 

I’m a little disappointed in that the new legs don’t clip into the Magnus armor any better than the original legs did. I think they might even be a tad looser than the originals. They stay on well enough, and since Magnus will be simply sitting on display versus being constantly played with it won’t be a problem. Those same clips however seem too tight for clipping on the trailer to the cab for truck mode. Had a hard time getting them both to click into place. The left side had to massaged in while slightly bending the trailer price, and the right side wouldn’t let go once it was attached. The clip separated from the legs and had to be reattached. Something to watch out for there. 
 

I consider it $20 well spent here. I love Ultra Magnus’ new proportions, and the weapons are a nice bonus. If I had Siege Galaxy Prime, getting the upgrade kit for him would be a no-brainer. 

Pics! First we have standard Magnus, looking heroic.

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Second is enhanced Magnus, looking more heroic.

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And a couple of shots with his new weapons. TFSource had Smashdown in stock for retail, so I grabbed him too. 

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 03:48 PM

I'll likely get this addon for Magnus but I never bothered with Galaxy Prime, he didn't really suit my tastes as I prefer the original Cybertron Prime figure and frankly, I think it was a case of them playing it safe in terms of desgin compared to other figures a few years ago


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Posted 22 February 2020 - 06:28 AM

I'm wondering if I should pick this up for the seeming Earth mode Earthrise Magnus that it looks like might be coming.



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Posted 05 July 2020 - 11:29 PM

I got this for Prime.  I think Magnus is perfectly fine on his own and I don't need the hand weapons for him.

 

Prime, though, needed some help.  

 

The fillers on the guns are just fantastic.  They alone make him look 100% better.  The melee weapons are a fun little addition.  They're good.  The legs took a touch of work to get on, but they add some much needed height.  Putting him next to standard Magnus shows that he doesn't gain a whole lot of height, just enough to make him look beefier.  Overall, for a 20 buck kit this was well worth it.  I wouldn't spring for the Magnus version, but as others have stated, the Prime is a 'no brainer'.  


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Posted 06 July 2020 - 08:31 AM

I got the kit a little while back for my Magnus, makes a hell of a difference with his height and adds a couple of extra steps for Transformation, it also improves upon the connections between the legs for vehicle mode, the weapons could be better but then I bought the kit for the leg upgrade more than the weapons, besides I gave my Magnus a different third party hammer I picked up from Ebay sometime back and it out classes the one that comes with the kit.


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Posted 07 July 2020 - 02:53 AM

I got this for Prime.  I think Magnus is perfectly fine on his own and I don't need the hand weapons for him.

 

Prime, though, needed some help.  

 

The fillers on the guns are just fantastic.  They alone make him look 100% better.  The melee weapons are a fun little addition.  They're good.  The legs took a touch of work to get on, but they add some much needed height.  Putting him next to standard Magnus shows that he doesn't gain a whole lot of height, just enough to make him look beefier.  Overall, for a 20 buck kit this was well worth it.  I wouldn't spring for the Magnus version, but as others have stated, the Prime is a 'no brainer'.  

You may have just sold me on this kit.


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Posted 07 July 2020 - 10:22 PM

 

I got this for Prime.  I think Magnus is perfectly fine on his own and I don't need the hand weapons for him.

 

Prime, though, needed some help.  

 

The fillers on the guns are just fantastic.  They alone make him look 100% better.  The melee weapons are a fun little addition.  They're good.  The legs took a touch of work to get on, but they add some much needed height.  Putting him next to standard Magnus shows that he doesn't gain a whole lot of height, just enough to make him look beefier.  Overall, for a 20 buck kit this was well worth it.  I wouldn't spring for the Magnus version, but as others have stated, the Prime is a 'no brainer'.  

You may have just sold me on this kit.

 

 

If you can get it for around 30 or so, it's worth it.  A bit of height, a much better look with the legs.  The guns are just so much better, I can't even express how happy I am with that.  


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