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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 January 2021 - 09:17 AM)

It's only murder if they find the body, otherwise it's just a missing persons case.

@  Telly : (24 January 2021 - 02:31 AM)

so light yagami is a BAD role model? but ive already got a death note...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 11:43 PM)

Do you always model proper behavior after anime characters?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 January 2021 - 06:34 PM)

Don't forget Yu-Gi-Oh and the Millennium items.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 January 2021 - 02:51 PM)

There was a five season anime with wearing relics as the premise.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 01:16 PM)

You don't wear relics, you enshrine them.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 06:23 PM)

Wrong holey... and probably the wrong way to dress too.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2021 - 06:09 PM)

If your underwear is old and holy, it is considered a relic and should be protected with your life.

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

That's the argument we keep making: but I still need to wait till feb 8th minimum to replace my holey underwear.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Personally I'm glad Ontario wasn't so misguided as to try to define what is or isn't "essential" for big box stores like Walmart to sell. If someone is stuck at home literally for weeks and unable to go out, who's to say a new TV or game console isn't essential (if only for one's sanity) if theirs breaks down?

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:55 PM)

Although fortunately, Ontario's daily cases and positivity rate has been on a steady decline for the past week or so; if they can get the vaccinations back on track, there is some hope.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:53 PM)

And as far as Canada's lockdowns go, I'm guessing none of them will end until late March, or perhaps the beginning of April. What small businesses that might be left at that point will be allowed to open for their going out of business sales.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:52 PM)

Unfortunately the CEO of Target Canada made more money by running the company into the ground than he ever would have had he made it a success, so there was zero incentive to succeed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Target made some serious mistakes when they came into Canada. They focused on opening like 150+ stores within a 2 year timeframe and had no online infrastructure whatsoever; their website literally only contained legal blurbs and a store locator... lacking even the ability to see what they sold in stores, or if it was in stock and, if so, where. They should have started with 1/3 the number of stores with a full online experience including online shopping and inventory checking

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:35 PM)

See; quebec is under a new lockdown, have been since the 26th. It's supposed to end the 8th of february, but probably won't. Stores are only supposed to sell necessities (in deference to the stores which are closed.), but the quebec government made no effort define what counts as a "necessity", only punished them for getting it wrong. So I can buy all the candy I want, but not underwear, boots, winterwear, small appliances. Hell, my brother had to explain why he wanted a FUSE when he needed to fix his stove shortly before new years.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:31 PM)

Targets don't exist in canada anymore. They lasted like 3 years before abandoning the market. But even if they WERE still here: they would be under the same poorly defined restrictions as walmart.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

Target's better-

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

HA! my walmarts can't even sell underwear. There's no clearances going on up here.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 January 2021 - 11:31 PM)

Check your Walmarts: Post-Christmas clearances are going on and I snagged Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered for Switch for only $5 (YMMV)

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 January 2021 - 03:15 PM)

*walks out on stage* Umm, I don't know how to tell everyone this, but Conway Twitty's been dead for nearly 30 years, now. So...*dances awkwardly as distraction*

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 10:47 AM)

uh oh we need a distraction, ladies and gentlemen Conway Twitty.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 10:20 AM)

*screaming internally*

@  -LittleAutob... : (21 January 2021 - 09:46 AM)

Everything is f i n e

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2021 - 08:30 AM)

Everything's okay until it isn't. That's life.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 08:12 AM)

Oh my god... I forgot entirely about yellowstone.

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Until the third civil war. Or yellowstone, whatever's good.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2021 - 06:01 PM)

That's not true. An adult man is in control of the White House now.

@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.


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#181 Superomegaprime

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 05:14 PM

I'm passing on this figure, the robot mode just looks lazy and FAT but then I never really been much of a fan of Back to the Future in general, the car looks cool but I don't really feel the appeal of having the car converting into a robot who just looks kind of lazy desgined, it could look better prehaps if the doors were open on the back of the robot mode of prehaps if the chest was more like Jazz or Prowl in desgin, I would say the Ghostbusters desgin came across much better, not that I own that figure, it was another pass for me.


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#182 Kil

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:13 AM

I would like everyone in this thread to know that according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the United States government, Doc Brown was right all along. As seen in this chart the scientifically correct pronounciation of the prefix "giga" is with a J sound. 

 

To quote their additional note on this:

 

 

FAQ: How do I pronounce the prefix giga? The preferred pronunciation for the scientific term giga is jig'a (soft “g”). The hard "g" pronunciation of giga is frequently heard in common parlance. Some Prefix Etymology resources list both soft and hard “g” pronunciations. A great example where popular culture correctly portrays technical information is the classic movie scene from the film Back to the Future (1985) where characters Dr. Emmet Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) discuss “1.21 gigawatts” using the soft “g”. The SI helps the international scientific community communicate written technical information effectively and overcome the variations of language, including spelling and pronunciation. Verbal pronunciation of SI terminology is purposefully not addressed most SI style guides, which focus on written communication.

 


Edited by Kil, 12 July 2020 - 10:15 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:31 AM

That is awesome1


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#184 Sabrblade

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:31 AM

So, the Car Robots villain would be said as "Jiggatron"? :p


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#185 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 04:56 PM

So, the Car Robots villain would be said as "Jiggatron"? :p

ISTR you've been known to drop Japanese into threads.  How would you pronounce ギガトロン?

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 12 July 2020 - 04:56 PM.


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#186 Dekafox

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 05:26 PM

Not them, but I can at least answer here between my own rusty knowledge of kana and google.  The first katakana is explicitly "gi" with a hard g because of the " mark.  Without that it would be ki.  "Ji" would be ヅ 



#187 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 06:41 PM

I just remembered that DinoZaurs pronounced the villain leader as Jiganodragon.

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 06:48 PM

This raises questions about Violen Jiger.

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:07 PM

I just remembered that DinoZaurs pronounced the villain leader as Jiganodragon.

 

He wasn't the leader. Gigano was a lone wolf type who disobeyed his leader and often played by his own rules. That got him killed in the long run (well, until he go resurrected because there was a new toy combination gimmick with him and Drago Wing that needed to be advertised, but he struck out on his own by then, allied to no one).

 

But yeah, that series did pronounce his name as though it was a play on the word "gigantic", but with the "Gi" part spoken like "Jee" instead of "Jye".


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 02:57 AM

 

I would like everyone in this thread to know that according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the United States government, Doc Brown was right all along. As seen in this chart the scientifically correct pronounciation of the prefix "giga" is with a J sound. 

 

To quote their additional note on this:

 

 

FAQ: How do I pronounce the prefix giga? The preferred pronunciation for the scientific term giga is jig'a (soft “g”). The hard "g" pronunciation of giga is frequently heard in common parlance. Some Prefix Etymology resources list both soft and hard “g” pronunciations. A great example where popular culture correctly portrays technical information is the classic movie scene from the film Back to the Future (1985) where characters Dr. Emmet Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) discuss “1.21 gigawatts” using the soft “g”. The SI helps the international scientific community communicate written technical information effectively and overcome the variations of language, including spelling and pronunciation. Verbal pronunciation of SI terminology is purposefully not addressed most SI style guides, which focus on written communication.

 

 

...My whole life has been a lie. :burn

 

......Eh, I might just stick with 'giga', not 'jiga'. 'Jigabyte' sounds so weird after this long pronouncing it the 'wrong' way... :p



#191 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 06:30 AM

I am all in on this.

Now, where can I buy a "Doc Brown Was Right" t-shirt?

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#192 NovaSaber

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 01:32 PM

 

I just remembered that DinoZaurs pronounced the villain leader as Jiganodragon.

 

He wasn't the leader. Gigano was a lone wolf type who disobeyed his leader and often played by his own rules. That got him killed in the long run (well, until he go resurrected because there was a new toy combination gimmick with him and Drago Wing that needed to be advertised, but he struck out on his own by then, allied to no one).

 

But yeah, that series did pronounce his name as though it was a play on the word "gigantic", but with the "Gi" part spoken like "Jee" instead of "Jye".

Gigano Dragon's name doesn't come directly from the prefix "giga-"; despite obviously not being one, he was named after the Giganotosaurus, which is pronounced the same way.

The standard Japanese pronunciation of the prefix is the same as the one that's more common in English, which is also closer to the Greek root word.



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 04:29 AM

Packaging photo of the regular version:

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Big thanks to my dad for playing along with this visual recreation.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:33 AM

I like the standard release packaging more.

Looks more G1 with the red and the grid line continuing further up the package.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:04 AM

Is that a finalized piece? It does look like it has that "brushed steel" paint all over the hood.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 11:34 AM

Ugh, that windshield.  It shocks me every time I see it.



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 11:46 AM

No, that's the lightning rod attachment. The windshield design is just deeply confusing.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 01:19 PM

I know he's far from perfect, but I just. don't. care.  I want him!

 

I foresee a spectacular array of sticker options for that windshield, a la Rollbar....

 

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Robert is made to withstand plenty of play, and transforms from car to robot! Go, Robert, go!

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#199 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 04:26 PM

You know what would fix that windshield right up?  Some glossy black paint.



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:49 PM

I'm just awaiting the picture that has flying Gigawatt with a bunch of Battlemaster/airlock tfs in states of obvious distress way in the background... 





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