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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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@  Telly : (18 April 2021 - 02:00 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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#41 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 05:12 PM

If there even is one. Honestly it'd probably be better if the orange cancer blew off that tradition too. Less energy spent on that means more to start the damage control.



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Posted 20 January 2021 - 06:11 PM

I know it's a common trope to poo poo on Paladin's takes (and let's not dogpile, please) but I mean the man has a point.

 

I have the highest hopes we can get some real work done over the next 2 years, but if we just hug around and play "bi-partisan" bait and switch games, we'll be back to 2016 before you know it. Two years to not hug this up. 



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Posted 20 January 2021 - 06:26 PM

President Biden is inside the Oval Office now.  I'm curious what the letter within the Resolute Desk is going to say.  We may or may not ever know.

 

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 06:29 PM

I know it's a common trope to poo poo on Paladin's takes (and let's not dogpile, please) but I mean the man has a point.

 

I have the highest hopes we can get some real work done over the next 2 years, but if we just hug around and play "bi-partisan" bait and switch games, we'll be back to 2016 before you know it. Two years to not hug this up. 

 

We're all aware of that. More than aware. For my part, I can never return to taking year-round politics for granted. I'm too terrified to do anything else than pay close attention.

 

The problem is that Paladin couldn't even wait an hour or two, or even until Biden himself had been sworn in before he posted "DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!"

 

People are trying to find some moments of hope and peace, to recharge depleted emotional batteries, and he couldn't give us that. If he actually engaged in conversation, as opposed to boat-rocking, it would be different. But it's not.

 

To call his act tiresome would be an understatement. 


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Posted 20 January 2021 - 06:47 PM

For my part, I'm a little annoyed to see so many people already surrendering the midterms to the GOP.



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Posted 20 January 2021 - 07:16 PM

I know, right??


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Posted 20 January 2021 - 08:39 PM

Today, on January 20th, 2021, we have been witnesses to the making of history.

 

America being brought back into the light with hope, after 4 years of hell.

 

The first woman Vice President in US history, bringing hope to women and little girls everywhere of all colors.  Opening the door to the inevitable possibility of a woman President someday.

 

This has been a great day! :)



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Posted 20 January 2021 - 09:03 PM

 

People are trying to find some moments of hope and peace, to recharge depleted emotional batteries, and he couldn't give us that. If he actually engaged in conversation, as opposed to boat-rocking, it would be different. But it's not.

 

 

Quoting this to echo it. I'm just so tired, and I'd like to go 24 hours without fretting about the collapse of civilization as I know it. And like Corvus said, if the man actually engaged in conversation it'd be one thing (Wonko has driven me up a wall this past year personally, but he's actually engaging in the conversation with salient points). Paladin's coming in like the dude from Friday the 13th:

 

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And I'm sorry, but patience has its limit. I don't like putting anyone on the Ignore List because I feel everyone ought to be able to say their piece but I'm one more doomsday prophecy away from finally utilizing that feature for the first time in many, many years.
 



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Posted 20 January 2021 - 09:28 PM

In happier news, the Senate approved Biden's Director of National Intelligence in a 84-10 vote. Suggesting that no matter what Hawley may want, he's not going to mire down proceedings much in regards to approving Biden's Cabinet picks.



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Posted 20 January 2021 - 11:36 PM

First inauguration I've ever watched (well more than three minutes of).

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#51 Pale Rider

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 11:47 PM

I thought it was a typical boring inauguration filled with the usual trite platitudes.

 

Which is exactly what I wanted it to be.  I don't want to live in interesting times.


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Posted 20 January 2021 - 11:55 PM

Major props to the camera guy who had perfect timing during Brooks' rendition of Amazing Grace. The slow pan/zoom in on Mitch during "Saved a wretch like me" is just...*Chef's kiss*



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Posted 21 January 2021 - 12:25 AM

Hahaha oh man, I missed that!

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 05:51 AM

And let's not forget the real main event here.

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 08:11 AM

Stock markets hit record high after Biden's inauguration.

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 10:12 AM

I know it's a common trope to poo poo on Paladin's takes (and let's not dogpile, please) but I mean the man has a point.

Just because a broken cuckoo clock, chiming the same hour over and over happens to land on a time that closely approximates the accurate time does not mean it deserves credit for doing so.

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 10:29 AM

 

I know it's a common trope to poo poo on Paladin's takes (and let's not dogpile, please) but I mean the man has a point.

 

I have the highest hopes we can get some real work done over the next 2 years, but if we just hug around and play "bi-partisan" bait and switch games, we'll be back to 2016 before you know it. Two years to not hug this up. 

 

We're all aware of that. More than aware. For my part, I can never return to taking year-round politics for granted. I'm too terrified to do anything else than pay close attention.

 

The problem is that Paladin couldn't even wait an hour or two, or even until Biden himself had been sworn in before he posted "DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!"

 

People are trying to find some moments of hope and peace, to recharge depleted emotional batteries, and he couldn't give us that. If he actually engaged in conversation, as opposed to boat-rocking, it would be different. But it's not.

 

To call his act tiresome would be an understatement. 

 

 

Gonna third quote this.  The schitck is just so god damn tired and annoying at this point man.  We're all so very tired of someone who doesn't read what he posts beyond the headline that is vaguely "bad" and somehow this means the doom of the modern world.  It's enough. 

 

And yeah Rust is right.  He's the equivilant of that dude in Friday the 13th screaming you're all doomed without giving any form of context or any form of engagement.  It's tiring and to do so just after we got out of the car wreck?  Yeah it's annoying.  Very annoying.

 

Ironbite-and after 4 years, we're just done.


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Posted 21 January 2021 - 10:35 AM

Lets keep this on topic please.  Anymore posting about Paladin will be scrubbed.


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Posted 21 January 2021 - 10:52 AM

Back on hand.  

 

I think Biden has struck the right tone for the first day.  Multiple executive orders reversing some of the worst of Trump's idiocy.  Removal of several cronies who were placed to stack the deck.  And a fine line in the sand where if you're found being disrespectful, rude, or whatnot Biden himself will boot your ass out.  

 

This play's to Biden's strength and reinforces the message of his campaign; A return to decency.  

 

It is going to take a great deal of time to remove the plants, the poison pills, all of the strife Trump injected into the government, agencies, the judiciary.  More than one term, hell more than one lifetime.  But if Biden continues to be aggressive in pursuing this path he's on, we'll at least have a good start.  

 

I have hope.  For the first time in a long time.  

But that hope is not blind.  It is not endless.  It is tempered in pragmatism and the understanding that there are many obstacles before us.  Despair does no one any good.  Blind pessimism is just as bad as blind hope.  Both leave you blind to the realities of the world, the shades of grey between the black and the white.  

 

To borrow a quote, "widen your gaze".  But never take your eyes off the prize.  


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Posted 21 January 2021 - 11:02 AM

Interesting. Reuters is reporting Biden plans on keeping Chris Wray on as FBI Director.




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