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@  Donocropolis : (18 April 2021 - 05:51 PM)

Bianary Breakdown

@  Sabrblade : (18 April 2021 - 04:55 PM)

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@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 April 2021 - 02:10 PM)

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@  tigerhawk : (17 April 2021 - 03:52 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 06:55 AM)

No, he's just old.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

I think he might have had a stroke...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 04:55 AM)

Phrasing!

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:05 PM)

NEED

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:04 PM)

BEAST GENERAL

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 07:04 PM)

I dunno if to call them the worst salesperson ever or the best.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2021 - 01:33 PM)

They must not have really wanted to sell you anything.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:19 AM)

This just happened to be the first time one ever gave up and walked away immediately after ringing the bell. Like, no patience at all or something.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:17 AM)

Covid didn't stop salespeople from coming to my neighborhood. They are still a consistent annoyance.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Random like "Why does god allow terrible things?" or random like "You can see them too?!?"?

@  Echowarrior : (16 April 2021 - 07:36 AM)

And yet, I still have to deal with random idiots on the street asking me random questions.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2021 - 04:04 PM)

door to door salesmen (or those offering religion) certainly are one of the things lost to COVID that I've missed the least

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:07 AM)

They rang the bell and were walking away before I even got to the door mere seconds later.

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:06 AM)

I just got ding-dong-ditched by a salesperson.

@  tigerhawk : (14 April 2021 - 01:20 AM)

Sure he's a peeping tom but every single Scottish person does it!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  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.


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Posted 15 January 2021 - 10:33 AM

So, didn't see a thread for this and wasnt sure if it should go into MCu stuff or its own thing...

 

 

Pretty interesting so far, also with episode 2 I kinda wanna see Paul Bettany as The Doctor now.


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Posted 15 January 2021 - 11:02 AM

I honestly did not expect for them to go quite so hard into the television tropes.

 

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Yep.

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 11:52 AM

MCU thread.
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 02:53 PM

Damn, these are very well-done. I'm really looking forward to episode 3.


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Posted 15 January 2021 - 07:29 PM

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 11:31 PM

Liking it so far.

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 12:21 AM

Truthfully I'm perfectly fine with specific threads. These megathreads are fine for general stuff but I feel like it's hard to generate fresh discussions with so much to wade through. But it probably should at least be in the comics forum.

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 04:55 AM

I have to admit... the weirdness of having colour show up in a black and white world.. that seems to have been filmed in colour ... doesn't look the same as a colourized black and white film

 

and while I think it works for the "this isn't actually tv" nature of the show... I'm not sure if the intent was to make it not look like that.

 

just a weird thing my eyes noticed I guess.

 

 

content wise, I love it. The side characters all seem fun. Honestly its just nice to see these two characters having fun for a change XD 



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Posted 16 January 2021 - 05:19 AM

Just watched first 2 episodes.

I like it. I grew up with reruns of old American sitcoms and I've seen the theory Wanda likely did too as they'd be easy TV filler so it'd be her benchmark for a happy, 'ideal' life. I was pretty much ready to give up on MCU after Endgame but the unplanned gap year and this covering new ground is intriguing.

Seen a lot of people saying they should have dropped the whole season and I disagree. Get many are still in lockdown and want constant new entertainment but speaking only partly as a key worker, I'm tired of streaming dumping everything at once, the discussion living and dying in one week and no one wanting to discuss it if you weren't there day one. Serialised weekly storytelling has its charm.

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 06:36 AM

I was surprised they did 2 episodes, I figured it would be 1 episode a week for a couple months then a year wait like The Mandalorian. Liking it so far.


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Posted 16 January 2021 - 07:12 AM

I was surprised they did 2 episodes, I figured it would be 1 episode a week for a couple months then a year wait like The Mandalorian. Liking it so far.


They vary it where they feel necessary. For instance when it came to Clone Wars the UK got 2 episodes a week so when we reached the final arc we were caught up with other territories and switched back to one.

I think here they figured episode 2 had more of a hook than episode 1.

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 08:33 AM

I believe they are only planning the one season so far. Most of these MCU series are not necessarily going to be something that continues on with multiple seasons (at least that's my understanding).

Truthfully I'm perfectly fine with specific threads. These megathreads are fine for general stuff but I feel like it's hard to generate fresh discussions with so much to wade through. But it probably should at least be in the comics forum.


Maybe these should be merged then?
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Posted 16 January 2021 - 10:59 AM

I’m undecided. On the one hand the clear love and detail to tv sitcom history, the method of telling a comic book story in such a different way and the absolute slow burn mystery are all things I adore. As is getting Paul bettany to stretch his acting talents past innocent robot.

 

On the other hand, I’m worried that the ‘each episode represents a decade of situational comedy’ is largely a gimmick to promote the show as different rather than underpinning the reason for its appearance.

 

With that said marvel rarely steps me wrong so I gave faith


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Posted 16 January 2021 - 02:46 PM

I like it. She created a fantasy sitcom life to escape her reality after Vision’s death. She knows it’s false but she doesn’t want to leave. She’s probably only seen happy endings in sitcoms so that’s the life she wanted to live in.

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 03:55 PM

I live for the sly hints as I wait for the shoes to drop.


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Posted 16 January 2021 - 05:55 PM

I don't dislike it, but not wowed so far.
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Posted 16 January 2021 - 06:00 PM

I wasn't sure what to expect and it wasn't easy getting my wife to try it because she isn't into the characters and the trailer was bizarre.  That was because the show is bizarre.  I didn't hate it as a sendup to old TV shows with a twist, but I am confused.  And disappointed that it is a rationed show.  I should have expected that.  Everything else I have watched on D+ was.  It will be an easy wait for the next episode and I am not sure my wife will stay on for the ride.



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Posted 16 January 2021 - 06:39 PM

I wasn't sure what to expect and it wasn't easy getting my wife to try it because she isn't into the characters and the trailer was bizarre.  That was because the show is bizarre. 

 

The show is giving me pretty much exactly what I expected from the trailers: send-ups of old sitcoms hiding a darker undercurrent that screams "this is not reality". 

 

There was someone on discord who dislikes it thus far because it is giving us what the trailers suggested we were getting. When I asked them why, they said that they were hoping the material the trailers suggested was exactly what we wouldn't get. I just shook my head and said "Sorry you aren't enjoying it."

 

This show definitely isn't for everyone, and I'm absolutely fine with that.


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Posted 16 January 2021 - 10:18 PM

I'm out of town atm but I'll take a look at it. After reviewing logs for the database and the server in general there may need to be some tweaks in how we sort topics and manage megathreads. But that's for another topic for sure.

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 10:35 PM

This feels like a thing to sit out on until social media suddenly buzzes about it again, at which point you fast-forwards thru the sitcom stuff to just see all the "off" moments and whatever the big reveal is going to be.

 

Like I dunno, the whole "retreats into a comfortable fantasy to avoid unpleasant reality" is a real common story beat, that they decided to stretch it out across an entire season for whatever reasons, with a fantasy that doesn't seem particularly relevant to our main characters. I mean, it's good for Marvel to avoid their stale formula, especially when everyone felt like Endgame was a good ending point, but this show itself doesn't seem to be for me, at least not yet.

 

 

(doesn't help I'm getting bad memories of MtMtE's "Swearth" arc...)





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