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@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?


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#241 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 03 October 2020 - 04:52 AM

So, EB Games has added a listing...

https://www.ebgames....rm/Games/878112

But it says it's "out of stock," and has a price of $60 -- yikes.

Well, here's hoping one or both of those things change in the days ahead.

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#242 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 03 October 2020 - 09:23 AM

I would have sworn EB Games didn't exist anymore.



#243 Sabrblade

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Posted 03 October 2020 - 09:29 AM

I would have sworn EB Games didn't exist anymore.

 

In the US they don't. Elsewhere, they're still around.

 

Kinda like Toys 'R' Us. :(


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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.

#244 repowers

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Posted 03 October 2020 - 11:13 AM

Target still has him. Red Card users, move in!


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

Why will we solve after Robert grasps the abysmal winter's ulcer? He may change rural tailors, do you join them? The films, tapes, and spoons are all good and fresh.

#245 NovaSaber

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Posted 03 October 2020 - 11:32 AM

 

I would have sworn EB Games didn't exist anymore.

 

In the US the don't. Elsewhere, they're still around.

 

Kinda like Toys 'R' Us. :(

Unlike TRU, they didn't close their US stores (except for some too close to an existing GameStop); they were taken over by GameStop (which used to be Babbage's, and had already merged with Software Etc.).


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 04:06 PM



Looks fantastic. So glad they tinted the windows. Can't wait for mine to arrive.

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 04:12 PM

I'm still passing on this figure, the vehicle mode looks nice and all but not a fan of the robot mode, he looks kind of fat in robot mode with every image I see of it, so I'm not bothering, besides, its just a major retool of Siege Sideswipe


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 04:53 PM

Sometimes my inertia works in my favor!  The same way skipping a lot of the CW line meant that TFSS 4 and 5 were brand new to me, I have never messed with Siege Sideswipe, so Gigawatt is both an interesting mash-up of two things I liked, AND a new (to me) mold.  I had similar success with Ghostbusters Optimus Prime.  Yay for me being REALLY late to the party!

 

Edit: Got the name wrong.


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#249 Superomegaprime

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 05:14 PM

Sometimes my inertia works in my favor!  The same way skipping a lot of the CW line meant that TFSS 4 and 5 were brand new to me, I have never messed with Siege Sideswipe, so Gigatron is both an interesting mash-up of two things I liked, AND a new (to me) mold.  I had similar success with Ghostbusters Optimus Prime.  Yay for me being REALLY late to the party!

 

Enjoy your self then, Sideswipe is a desent figure, a very clean transformation but then much of Siege figures are desent, some of the best figures in years, thou ER Op blew Siege out of the water by actually looking like a G1 OP with no hanging off kibble as such! The Ghostbusters OP is a repaint of MP10, if I recall correctly but I don't go for MP figures so I can't judge it on transformation and stuff.


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 06:08 PM

I only had the first MP Prime, found in clearance, and a Grimlock, also clearance.  After that I quit, and only got MP-10 Ghostbusters Op after I looked and it didn't seem to have any self-destruct parts.  I've heard Siege Sideswipe had some tab issues, but it looks like the door parts involved in that aren't there anymore, though I could be wrong.



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Posted 13 October 2020 - 06:34 PM

I only had the first MP Prime, found in clearance, and a Grimlock, also clearance.  After that I quit, and only got MP-10 Ghostbusters Op after I looked and it didn't seem to have any self-destruct parts.  I've heard Siege Sideswipe had some tab issues, but it looks like the door parts involved in that aren't there anymore, though I could be wrong.

 

I haven't had any issues with my Sideswipe nor have I had issues with Red Alert but then I'm still waiting on the Netflix verison of Sideswipe from Kapow toys along with a bunch of other Netflix figures! I have only four offical MP figures: Classics MP01 Optimus prime, Grimlock (Hasbro verison comes with just the crown outside of gun and sword), MP05 Megatron and then Star Saber, Megs I only transformed once to gun mode and then back, these days he stood on top of my cupboard gathering dust, same with OP, Star saber is combined with third party Victory Leo, Grimlock, is around on the floor display of sorts.


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Posted 21 October 2020 - 01:15 PM

I hope the stop-motion video isn't faked, as that looks like the MP-10 trailer.  My idea for a Transformers Ghostbusters truck delivering a Transformers Back To The Future time machine to put the entire 80's on wheels would actually work.





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