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@  wonko the sane? : (07 March 2021 - 04:53 PM)

Or californians being stupid... you know. Either or.

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 March 2021 - 04:00 PM)

Cars without drivers? It must be the Autobots!

@  tigerhawk : (07 March 2021 - 01:41 PM)

With self driving cars we can now say: "There's no drivers in those cars! must be them Oregon robot invaders!"

@  Rycochet : (05 March 2021 - 02:33 PM)

Better than my techniqueccutting off the outside world entirely and curling up in bed for months, barely eating or doing anything but sleep.

@  electricidad : (05 March 2021 - 09:03 AM)

WandaVision's message: Dealing with grief? Curl up with a good book.

@  tigerhawk : (05 March 2021 - 06:21 AM)

There's more S.cots in Appalachia then Scotland.

@  Stepwise : (04 March 2021 - 09:07 PM)

Wonko - I'm really sorry - I've been in that spot where everything is falling apart at the same time.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 04:49 PM)

a minivan which NOW sounds like it's on it's last legs. Christ, why is everything breaking now?!?!?

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 02:45 PM)

He's willing, but it's our parents minivan, and I'm half the labour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 March 2021 - 02:34 PM)

Like anything; if they're willing to haul it away it's theirs.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 12:44 PM)

And now my brother wants the old fridge, so instead of letting the delivery folk deal with it, I need to move it.

@  NovaSaber : (04 March 2021 - 11:53 AM)

I take objection to the idea that public health is "politics" just because some politicians don't listen to the experts.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:59 AM)

I was only replying to the general sentiment of the last three posts before mine.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

The person you replied to specifically gave the example of "limiting the amount of people in a facility".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

This wasn't about "lock[ing] everyone in the country down".

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:57 AM)

All I'm saying is there are lockdown and anti-lockdown people and hashing it out in the shoutbox on a toy forum is dumb.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

You don't have to lock everyone in the country down to mitigate risks in one population.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Of course older people have it worse, but America is one of those countries where people ship their old people to homes far away from the action anyways.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

What ar you even trying to say, anyway? That we shouldn't complain about others increasing the danger more than necessary?

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

Frankly, there's a lot to say on this issue that can't be encompassed on the shoutbox and I really really don't want to have to deal with politics every single time I check the forums.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:54 AM)

To claim that this is about the people in the 20-40 range is also disingenuous.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:53 AM)

Essential workers and such are pretty fit on average which is an extra boon for them.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:51 AM)

It's not really a personal choice issue, it's a risk versus well, anything you want to do issue. Literally leaving the house results in potential exposure, mask or no. Overall, most of us who hang out here are 20-40, and our survival rate is comparable with some pretty out there statistics.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:39 AM)

Anybody who has to go out because of work or groceries or whatever can't just choose to avoid any potential disease-spreaders, for one thing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:38 AM)

Kind of disingenuous to frame this as just a personal choice issue.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:22 AM)

This whole "I can't handle people not me having the choice to not put on masks" thing's a bit much.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 March 2021 - 09:14 AM)

Hey, Florida is one of the most infected states, and we won't even shut down. We may use masks, but restaurants, clubs, you name it, those are still wide open. Also, what's limiting the amount of people in a facility again? :p

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 March 2021 - 08:57 PM)

Oklahoma is right there, apparently. Dang bible belt. Nice people, but not the smartest cookies I've seen.

@  Hg Dragon : (03 March 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Don't worry! COME TO TEXAS WHERE OUR IDIOT GOVENOR DECALRED THE STATE 100% OPEN AND ENDED THE MASK MANDATE!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

Beyond just the not even being able to walk into most stores

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

No kidding, but right now: unless it's physically on the shelf in front of you: there's no clear idea when it'll be available. And that goes for just about everything.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:18 PM)

I've heard new appliances are hard to get, for some reason

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:13 PM)

And the new one we settled on is backlogged up to two months. Even better.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 11:59 AM)

I mean, it's not all bad. Disney's releasing Speed remastered on 4K

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 08:48 AM)

And now the fridge has died. So far 2021 has been WONDERFUL.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem


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#1 Sabrblade

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Posted 16 February 2021 - 03:58 PM

It's that time again.

 

Got these two emails five days ago:

 

RoboCon 2021 JUST ANNOUNCED! Registration NOW OPEN!

Hello All!

 
You are getting this email first before we announce via social media/news updates. As those who have supported RoboCon in the past, we want to make sure you get first dibs. We have THREE attending packages this year. We also will be doing a custom class (split in to 2 classes, A and B) on Friday. This is limited to ONLY 26 seats total! We will let you read through the descriptions to see all that we have planned (that has been announced so far)! 
 
Couple more quick notes. There is now a NEWS link on the store site. That is where all Night Shining News will be from now on. There will also be a FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW for JUST registered attendees. So, if you pre-register you will have EARLY ACCESS to all of the amazing Transformers and Robot collectibles our vendors will have for sale at RoboCon 2021!
 
Any questions? Always feel free to ask!
 
See you all June 18 & 19 at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky!
 
Best!
 
Pete, Jesse, & the RoboCon Team 
 
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First BotCon branded event of 2021!

Hello!

 
Just wanted to drop you all a quick line in regard to the first
announced BotCon related event of 2021. The team at BC Productions will
be on hand at RoboCon 2021 on June 18 & 19 to discuss all things BotCon,
which includes both BotCon branded items and the return of the BotCon
Convention!
 
In regard to the latter, please stay tuned to both BotCon.com and our
Facebook page  https://www.facebook.../BotConOfficial for an update
next week!
 
In the meantime, be sure to visit https://nightshiningllc.com/ to order
the all-new BotCon exclusive WASP RAIDER and then be sure to make plans
to meet the BC Productions team during a fun filled weekend of all
things Robots at RoboCon 2021!
 
Stay Tuned for more info!

Edited by Sabrblade, 22 February 2021 - 11:21 AM.

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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 16 February 2021 - 06:59 PM

still run by a COVID-denying redcap?


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Posted 16 February 2021 - 07:57 PM

Cool.  I might be able to make it as I think it is the following week that I'll be out of town with my family.  I was afraid it might overlap.



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Posted 16 February 2021 - 07:59 PM

I'm gonna try and go this year, but it's going to depend on a number of factors.


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Posted 16 February 2021 - 08:55 PM

The custom class figure is the Generations Thrilling 30 Chromia mold in colors that are, frankly, too crazy an idea even for me.

 

It's a Shattered Glass version of Beast Wars Uprising Blackarachnia, using the colors of the fan-colored SG Animated Blackarachnia seen on Derrick Wyatt's Twitter.

 

Basically, it'll be a white and red Chromia.

 

 

(Would've been simpler to just call it a motorcycle version of Minerva, just needs an orange face.)


Edited by Sabrblade, 16 February 2021 - 09:56 PM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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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 16 February 2021 - 09:02 PM

Wait, I thought New, Less Official BotCon replaced RoboCon.



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Posted 16 February 2021 - 09:05 PM

Man, I wanted to go, and my son was asking when we could go again (great con for kids!) but we just scheduled an unrelated vacation before the date was announced. Maybe we can make Botcon if they hold one this year.

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Posted 16 February 2021 - 10:01 PM

Wait, I thought New, Less Official BotCon replaced RoboCon.

 

It was stated last year at the virtual con that they want to do both.

 

Bring back BotCon as the Transformers convention (unofficially, but still), while continuing RoboCon as a separate, all-encompassing sci-fi robot convention (even if RoboCon has, so far, still held a prominent Transformers presence more than anything else and hasn't really made any serious attempt to being anything more than a Transformers convention carrying on BotCon's torch).


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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 22 February 2021 - 09:38 AM

BotCon is delayed until 2022

 

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 10:19 AM

Well, I think that is for the best. By then, hopefully, we will be out of this pandemic and just having to worry about confunk again.


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Posted 22 February 2021 - 10:51 AM

That seemed like an awfully fast 'registration open' to 'closed till next year', I wonder if their hotel or convention center got pulled on them suddenly.  It happened here to several organizations planning to use various arenas and civic centers when they got repurposed as vaccination sites.



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Posted 22 February 2021 - 11:28 AM

That seemed like an awfully fast 'registration open' to 'closed till next year', I wonder if their hotel or convention center got pulled on them suddenly.  It happened here to several organizations planning to use various arenas and civic centers when they got repurposed as vaccination sites.

 

I think you're a little confused. RoboCon opened its registration for this year. It's BotCon that's delayed to next year.


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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 22 February 2021 - 11:49 AM

 

That seemed like an awfully fast 'registration open' to 'closed till next year', I wonder if their hotel or convention center got pulled on them suddenly.  It happened here to several organizations planning to use various arenas and civic centers when they got repurposed as vaccination sites.

 

I think you're a little confused. RoboCon opened its registration for this year. It's BotCon that's delayed to next year.

 

 

To be fair, it seems like lots of people are making this mistake. The fact that RoboCon has a BotCon presence doesn't help simplify matters.


The custom class figure is the Generations Thrilling 30 Chromia mold in colors that are, frankly, too crazy an idea even for me.

 

It's a Shattered Glass version of Beast Wars Uprising Blackarachnia, using the colors of the fan-colored SG Animated Blackarachnia seen on Derrick Wyatt's Twitter.

 

Basically, it'll be a white and red Chromia.

 

 

(Would've been simpler to just call it a motorcycle version of Minerva, just needs an orange face.)

 

Mostly, I'm just wondering how (and why) they managed to secure enough copies of such an old toy for a custom class.



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Posted 22 February 2021 - 12:46 PM

Thread title edited to reflect BotCon's delay.


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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 22 February 2021 - 02:07 PM

You're right, I had thought they were the same con.  Thank you!



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Posted 22 February 2021 - 03:04 PM

 

 

That seemed like an awfully fast 'registration open' to 'closed till next year', I wonder if their hotel or convention center got pulled on them suddenly.  It happened here to several organizations planning to use various arenas and civic centers when they got repurposed as vaccination sites.

 

I think you're a little confused. RoboCon opened its registration for this year. It's BotCon that's delayed to next year.

 

 

To be fair, it seems like lots of people are making this mistake. The fact that RoboCon has a BotCon presence doesn't help simplify matters.


The custom class figure is the Generations Thrilling 30 Chromia mold in colors that are, frankly, too crazy an idea even for me.

 

It's a Shattered Glass version of Beast Wars Uprising Blackarachnia, using the colors of the fan-colored SG Animated Blackarachnia seen on Derrick Wyatt's Twitter.

 

Basically, it'll be a white and red Chromia.

 

 

(Would've been simpler to just call it a motorcycle version of Minerva, just needs an orange face.)

 

Mostly, I'm just wondering how (and why) they managed to secure enough copies of such an old toy for a custom class.

 

BBTS Had them on clearance  and apparently still does

https://www.bigbadto...onDetails/11377



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Posted 22 February 2021 - 04:15 PM

 

 


The custom class figure is the Generations Thrilling 30 Chromia mold in colors that are, frankly, too crazy an idea even for me.

 

It's a Shattered Glass version of Beast Wars Uprising Blackarachnia, using the colors of the fan-colored SG Animated Blackarachnia seen on Derrick Wyatt's Twitter.

 

Basically, it'll be a white and red Chromia.

 

 

(Would've been simpler to just call it a motorcycle version of Minerva, just needs an orange face.)

 

Mostly, I'm just wondering how (and why) they managed to secure enough copies of such an old toy for a custom class.

 

BBTS Had them on clearance  and apparently still does

https://www.bigbadto...onDetails/11377

 

 

That answers that... by the time you've ordered a whole batch of them with BBTS's Flat Rate Shipping, it's not a terrible deal.

 

Still have no interest in this particular custom class, but it least answers a bit of how it's possible.


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 22 February 2021 - 04:15 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 09:55 AM

Aren't custom class figures usually sourced straight from the manufacturer?


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 10:20 AM

When the convention is officially tied to Hasbro, yeah

 

Put together with no ties to Hasbro, I wouldn't imagine that would still be the case


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:37 PM

There's no indication either way on whether there are any closed doors meetings between BotCon and Hasbro, but I'd say pushing the date back would at least give more time to come up with something. 





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