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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 22 January 2021 - 08:00 AM

wow, and there's the turn



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Posted 22 January 2021 - 09:03 AM

Yeah, that twist hit sooner then I expected it too. I thought we wouldn't see that till ep 4 or 5.


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 01:02 PM

The real situation in the sitcom is now becoming more overt. Nice!


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 04:17 PM

Saw Episode 3:

I'm trying to put it together and while I agree this has House of M over it, I also can't help but feel the 'Standoff' Avengers arc from a few years ago is also being played here.


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 07:29 PM

I  thought the first part was a bit repetitive and tedious but it definitely took a huge turn and put me back in the "It's over already!?" camp. 



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Posted 23 January 2021 - 03:21 AM

I admire the 4th wall breaking creepiness of that one moment. You half wonder if the episode is buffering.

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 08:14 AM

its really weirdly more emotional to hear her accent come back when she remembers her Brother. 



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Posted 23 January 2021 - 02:50 PM

I had previously figured that everybody in town was an agent, monitoring Wanda in some kind of simulation. Now I'm thinking that Wanda has trapped the real town of Westview in her own pocket dimension, and they're the real residents trapped there in some "It's a Good Life"-esque perfect world that Wanda is subconsciously maintaining.


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Posted 23 January 2021 - 06:48 PM

I'm getting vibes of the Justice League cartoon 2-parter "Legends" where John, J'onn, Hawkgirl, and Flash wound up in an alternate universe town that was trapped in a 1950s reality and protected by the Justice Guild.


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Posted 23 January 2021 - 11:21 PM

And we just hit the accelerator on this show didn't we?

 

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 11:34 PM

I admire the 4th wall breaking creepiness of that one moment. You half wonder if the episode is buffering.


That part with Vision, where the screen glitched? Yeah, that freaked me out a bit.

Saw eps 1-3 together and it's been amazing. It's going to hurt so much when it ends.

Yeah, it's a common trope. Made me think more of Kal El trying to say good bye to his fake family in The Man Who has Everything in JLU. Seeing Wanda and Vision fast forward to the pregnancy and birth makes it so much more personal.

So it'll be 80s next? What will that look like? Who's the Boss? Will 90s be Friends?

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 12:04 AM

So it'll be 80s next? What will that look like? Who's the Boss?

 

I'm thinking Cheers, Family Ties, or Growing Pains.

 

Despite how big it was in the 80s, I'm not expecting them to touch The Cosby Show for obvious reasons.


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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 24 January 2021 - 01:41 AM

I'm finding it obvious how sinister the implications were even from the first 2 episodes but MCU groupies thought it was a cute shipping show. In particular, the Bewitched intro depicting the cast standing around waiting for the main characters and robotically singing the title was giving me huge "Oh no..." vibes.

There's still signs she's being mildly manipulated but Wanda is the villain here. She's escaped into fantasy and has reduced other humans to pawns. Even the man she claims to love isn't safe should he not stay on script.

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 02:07 AM

As sinister as SWORD is being made to look, I suspect that they're trying to protect the rest of the world from Wanda right now, and she might have asked for their help before totally losing it.

 

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 02:23 AM

I had previously figured that everybody in town was an agent, monitoring Wanda in some kind of simulation. Now I'm thinking that Wanda has trapped the real town of Westview in her own pocket dimension, and they're the real residents trapped there in some "It's a Good Life"-esque perfect world that Wanda is subconsciously maintaining.

 

One idea I had was it was a Truman show type of thing being done to Wanda to keep her oblivious to people using her powers for something sinister


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 04:50 AM

if Wanda doesn't know what's going on, then the implication is she straight up just tried to murder a woman. If she does know what's going on - then just tossing her out makes sense.  it's really one or the other.

 

I'm leaning towards her being entirely aware of what's happening - at least on some level, but I'm not willing to say there aren't other parties involved.



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Posted 24 January 2021 - 10:29 AM

if Wanda doesn't know what's going on, then the implication is she straight up just tried to murder a woman. If she does know what's going on - then just tossing her out makes sense.  it's really one or the other.
 
I'm leaning towards her being entirely aware of what's happening - at least on some level, but I'm not willing to say there aren't other parties involved.


That kind of runs counter to the "who's doing this to you message?" From episode 2. I'm wondering if there are regular citizens as well as shield/sword agents that have gone in, but lost there memories in the fog of the fake world.

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 11:24 AM

Wanda's an Avenger, one who helped defeat Ultron and Thanos. It's reasonable that whoever is investigating this assumes she's a victim rather than a mastermind.

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 01:13 PM

A friend had to tell me that the mean girl, queen bee lady Dottie was Anya the vengeance demon from Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Holy cow, that's amazing! The magic act episode even had a bunny, haha.



Considering that Anya was a vengeance demon and can make wishes come true, it seems like they chose the actress for a reason.

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