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@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:23 PM

I was just going back through the pictures, and I just now realized how incredibly teeny Roller is. 

 

Baby Roller is better than no Roller at all, I suppose.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:28 PM

I preordered the Weapon Pack (don't really care about the Centurion), and a Sleep Mode Optimus.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:30 PM

Huh, the weapons don't drive up Centurion's price. Neat.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:31 PM

Too bad theres no remolded heads on any of the selects.

Because of financial spillover?

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:35 PM

 

I want the weapons pack.  I don't honestly know which bots some of those 'iconic' weapons are actually FOR,

 

They described each of them in the video:

  • Optimus's Energon Axe
  • Optimus's Ion Blaster
  • Roller
  • Megatron's Energon Flail
  • Megatron's gun mode w/ attachable silencer
  • Shockwave's gun mode
  • Soundwave's tape deck mode
  • Refraktor's camera mode
  • Bumblebee's gun
  • Ironhide's drill gun
  • Cliffjumper's Glass Gas Gun
  • Sideswipe's rocket pack
  • Trailbreaker's radar dish
  • A cage for Ravage
  • Two energon cubes
  • A tiny Optimus Prime in scale with the tiny Rodimus and Galvatron that come with Planet class Unicron

 

Thank you!  I'm still trying to figure out how to PLAY the video, as I came in late, but this helps a lot. 

 

Edit:  I am very surprised on how it didn't boost the price up, the savings for not remolding anything on the Weaponizer would not cover all these extra molds and plastic...

 

Edit to edit:  I assume this means the Weaponizer Roller rumor probably isn't happening,


Edited by Platypus Prime, 26 June 2020 - 12:45 PM.


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:38 PM

Huh, the weapons don't drive up Centurion's price. Neat.

 

  I was actually pleasantly surprised that this set wasn't $30 or $40.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:48 PM

if i buy the centurion, he is totally gonna run around shouting "by your command"!

 

aw, hes sold out now :(


Edited by Telly, 26 June 2020 - 12:50 PM.

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:49 PM

Was bummed when I realized the Centurion pack wasn't up on other websites, but apparently Pulse got it's head out of its posterior regarding shipping to Alaska so I ordered him as well as a Fasttrack now that we've seen his spear mode and it looks pretty good.

Probably should have waited for the BttF figure to get revealed, but I didn't want to miss out on that weapons pack.

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:55 PM

if i buy the centurion, he is totally gonna run around shouting "by your command"!

 

aw, hes sold out now :(

Nope, he's up... but with what looks like a "corrected" price of $30.

 

https://hasbropulse....weaponizer-pack



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:58 PM

every time i go to check out it get this:

 

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and then it goes to say my cart is empty. i even get it on my phone


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:59 PM

If I ordered it at $20, will they charge the full price in October?

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 01:00 PM



G1 Blaster is only $30 on Walmart. Wow. Wasn't gonna get him but at that price

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 01:01 PM

I'm sort of reminded of the ten-dollar weaponizers that later changed to normal price.  I've never been sure if that was deliberate as an attention-getter or accidental somewhere on the back end.  They honored it last time, though.  Thirty does make more sense.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 01:06 PM

i can get him now


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 01:07 PM

Woot! Centurion came back in stock, so as an early birthday present, I got him and Rotorstorm. I like the spinster mold much better in these colors. Not too crazy on the centurion, but I really want that accessory pack!


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 01:27 PM

G1 Blaster is only $30 on Walmart. Wow. Wasn't gonna get him but at that price

-ZacWillim, at 30 why not. Wish they'd do his tapes.

 

Agreed, $30 is shockingly reasonable. Unfortunately, he's showing sold out when I try to complete the purchase.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:03 PM

No word on Blaster cassettes huh

 

I need more cases darn it :D


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:05 PM

Woot! Centurion came back in stock, so as an early birthday present, I got him and Rotorstorm. I like the spinster mold much better in these colors. Not too crazy on the centurion, but I really want that accessory pack!

Sometimes 'weird and wacky' works great.  I ignored most of CW except the Protectobots, but the weird assortment in TFSS 4 and 5 lead me to getting many of the molds I skipped, because they were so much more interesting than 'yet another car/jet/truck'.  It's not something I'd want ALL the time, but in small doses, it can be a refresher!



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:08 PM

No word on Blaster cassettes huh

 

I need more cases darn it :D

No cassettes. He is being sold just as he was in 1985. Since I am looking at my pristine vintage Blaster and Ramhorn on my desk, I am going to pass on this reissue.


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:18 PM

The Centurion/Weapon Pack set is an ID Toys exclusive in the UK.

 

I got that pre-ordered okay. There's enough in it was just about worth the money even if there are some very odd choices (another Prime rifle? That isn't really any more accurate than the one included with Prime? Why? Couldn't we have Sideswipe's jetpack in the right colours instead?).

 

I skipped Rotorstorm. He just looks like Spinister standing in some blue shade.


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