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@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2021 - 03:04 PM)

Yay! optimus primal just arrived. So now there's... nothing for me to look forward to till scorponok drops... hmmm, I didn't think this through properly...

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 04:26 PM)

It's an older title which recently got a remake so...

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 April 2021 - 01:10 PM)

Ah yes- I think I've heard of that game before. I may be thinking about something else though.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 08:03 AM)

It's a video game. You get hired to revive and restore a series of derelict space stations.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 07:05 AM)

I've got no idea what that is but yes.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 06:34 AM)

so... literally the plot to startopia.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 02:32 AM)

Maybe if the Interstellar Alliance collapsed after the big burn and a 'benefactor' repurposed a space station as a commerce one. Oh wait...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Babylon 6?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 11:49 AM)

I'd rather have a Toilet Seat: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new on that bowl..

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:19 AM)

Context: my parents had the bathroom redone about a year ago (actually, almost exactly a year ago, as the project was about 4 days from complete and was interrupted by the first pandemic lockdown.). The ridiculous, fancy toilet seat they purchased has since develloped cracks in it and needs to be returned. Dad simply could not get the seat off himself... and see previous shout.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:17 AM)

How to ruin somesones day with one question: Let someone work on a problem for about an hour and a half on their own, come to the realization they need an extra set of hands, ask for help, show you the problem and outright difficulty of it: then ask them "Hey, what does this button do?" and literally solve the two man dilema without doing any work.

@  Dekafox : (06 April 2021 - 09:22 AM)

As far as the TNT move, all of Season 5 was basically epilogue, which didn't help - when it looked like things were ending at Season 4 JMS tried to cram all the major plot threads for his original Season 4 and 5 plan into Season 4, which didn't leave them as much to work with for Season 5. Then TNT totally screwed with Crusade and got it killed before it got a chance to hit the real plot and nothing else really resonated enough to get a series push. A Crusade revival would be the best "B5:TNG" option IMO.

@  electricidad : (06 April 2021 - 08:55 AM)

Peak B5 was the first six episodes of season 4. EVERYTHING CAME TO A HEAD.

@  Kevin S : (06 April 2021 - 08:50 AM)

Generally, I think once B5 moved to TNT things went downhill. The sets didn't look as good (maybe due to ill use of better lighting) and I wasn't always as impressed with casting (Sheridan's new 2nd just didn't work). The movies had decent ideas, but I felt there was something off in the execution. Wonder if TNT pushed for different directors that weren't as familar with B5.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 08:42 AM)

Did the follow up movies do that badly, or does the creator simply feel like his story was told and refuses to allow more content?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 08:23 AM)

I'd rather have a B5: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new in that world.

@  tigerhawk : (06 April 2021 - 01:26 AM)

A reboot would probably be ruined by meddling and different visions anyway. 

@  Echowarrior : (05 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

JMS wrote about half of the first season, a little over half of the second, all of the third and fourth, and all but one episode from the fifth. Given he was also the creator and executive producer, him having so much creative control was likely a condition for getting the show made. Shame he didn't have it for Crusade.

@  Dekafox : (05 April 2021 - 08:44 AM)

They also had JMS write every single script bar maybe 2 or 3? That was another big part of how well it hangs together. Do you think any studio would do that nowadays?

@  tigerhawk : (05 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Let it be the first all AI acted series.

@  Echowarrior : (04 April 2021 - 08:31 PM)

Yeah, but would the reboot be as good as the original? B5 had a damn good cast, and they can't replicate that easily.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2021 - 04:33 PM)

One day they'll let a streaminbg service reboot B5 and let the stories be told without the sword of Damocles hanging over them at all times.

@  tigerhawk : (04 April 2021 - 02:32 PM)

It's aged in the set piece areas.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 April 2021 - 02:22 PM)

I don't remember much of B5... I take it we're not talking about cathode ray tubes...

@  tigerhawk : (04 April 2021 - 11:45 AM)

Babylon 5 CRT tech.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2021 - 06:13 PM)

Bloody hell, thanks for the heads up.


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#41 Dekafox

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 08:12 AM


The only Republican running for the 34th Congressional District in Los Angeles has repeatedly tweeted that the novel coronavirus was “man made” and implicated Pope Francis, Hillary Clinton and others in the spread of the illness.

“Bill Gates is one of the financiers of the Wujan (sic) lab where it was being developed,” congressional candidate Joanne Wright wrote in a Feb. 24 tweet that has since been deleted. “I wouldn’t put it past them and by ‘them’ I mean everyone from [Rep.] Adam Schiff to George Soros, Hillary Clinton and the Pope.”

 

 

https://www.latimes....nspiracy-theory

 

 

so how much will she win by???


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 09:55 AM

> Republican
> Winning an election in LA

Good joke. Unless you meant the Republican primary, since she's running unopposed?

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 10:25 AM

Well this is panic inducing.

In San Antonio, the CDC mistakenly released a patient who tested positive for COVID-19.

https://twitter.com/...8181926912?s=21

Does Oops cover it adequately?

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#45 wonko the sane?

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 10:37 AM

the CDC needs to start screaming about how it's the fault of being defunded and how the republicans defunded them NOW. Make it clear that things are going to get worse and who's really to blame for it.


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 10:57 AM

the CDC needs to start screaming about how it's the fault of being defunded and how the republicans defunded them NOW. Make it clear that things are going to get worse and who's really to blame for it.


So you want them to start screaming misinformation?

https://thehill.com/...n-trump-cdc?amp
I finally got rid of that big white box.

#47 wonko the sane?

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 11:14 AM

 

the CDC needs to start screaming about how it's the fault of being defunded and how the republicans defunded them NOW. Make it clear that things are going to get worse and who's really to blame for it.


So you want them to start screaming misinformation?

https://thehill.com/...n-trump-cdc?amp

 

Fair's fair.


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 11:14 AM

My wife said that in her recent trip to the supermarket, people were hoarding bottled water.

Like it's a hurricane or zombie apocalypse or something.

We live in one of the +/- 40 countries on Earth where you can drink the tap water. The power isn't going out. At most, people should be buying canned foods and pasta (which we did).

That's not preparing, it's panicking.

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 11:20 AM

Re: cut funding to CDC? Partially true. Cut funding to the emergency outbreak response team? Yes. Both stories intersect here:

https://www.snopes.c...-pandemic-team/

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 01:30 PM

https://twitter.com/...9270688768?s=21

Ok NOW its time to panic.

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 02:35 PM

We need to make Fwiffo's avatar into an emoji. It would save him so much typing.

#52 wonko the sane?

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 02:39 PM

https://twitter.com/...9270688768?s=21

Ok NOW its time to panic.

You don't panic till you see the rising mushroom cloud.


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 02:42 PM

We need to make Fwiffo's avatar into an emoji. It would save him so much typing.


I wholeheartedly endorse this idea.

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 02:48 PM

Speaking of my Avatar as an emoji meaning panic...

https://twitter.com/...8989163521?s=21

Death toll in Washington is now at 5.

The end is nigh, hunams


Oh shit, it went up to 6 during the press conference.

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 03:25 PM

So basically we have a few thousand people in this country just walking around with it?



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Posted 02 March 2020 - 03:39 PM

And the virus doesn't actually kill you unless there's something terribly wrong with your immune system.

 

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#58 wonko the sane?

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 05:23 PM

Anyone remember, about a year back, when that backfiring car started a stampede in new york city? Yeah, gonna start happening with coughing soon.


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 06:12 PM

At this point, we should be worrying less about the possibility of us, personally, catching it and dying, and more about how we're going to get by when nobody's at their job because they're afraid to leave the house.

Oh, who am I kidding. Even the Chinese are only off work because the government is forcing them to stay home. We're a nation of workaholics who can't be assed to stay home even if we're vomiting blood, ruled by a president who would rather pretend nothing's wrong up until the moment he dies of it himself. We definitely don't have to worry about that either.


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 06:13 PM

Going to be honest, I'm legitimately curious to see what happens in a month or two when real impact to the shuttered factories starts manifesting in the global market.




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