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@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*

@  unluckiness : (16 May 2019 - 09:22 PM)

*casually tosses kryptonite island at Lex*

@  Sean Whitmore : (16 May 2019 - 06:21 PM)

O hai Lex.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:31 PM)

You're just a little chicken! Cheep cheepcheep cheeEeeeEEEeeeep!

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2019 - 04:20 PM)

YOU ARE TEARING ME APART

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:14 PM)

So I guess I shouldn't try to tie in The Room.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2019 - 02:29 PM)

I was just talking cheesy in a dated filmmaking sense, not mind-bogglingly god-awful.

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Well, certainly The Last Airbender is worse at being a Superman movie.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Is that better or worse than The Last Airbender? I mean, they're both terrible, but....

@  RichardT1977 : (16 May 2019 - 09:28 AM)

And the worst Superman movie is "Dragonball: Evolution".

@  Paladin : (16 May 2019 - 08:01 AM)

the best Superman movie is "The Iron Giant." You cannot convince me otherwise.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 10:16 PM)

At least even in the first Christopher Reeve movie, when he caught Lois that first time, the background kept scrolling down for a second to indicate it wasn't a sudden stop.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 10:10 PM)

I guess you had to have been there. I did like the beginning a lot, though; the stuff on Krypton and in Smallville. The movie just got so cheesy once it got to Metropolis, though, it's kind of painful

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 May 2019 - 06:25 PM)

The performances, the cinematography, the significance of a comic book adaptation being treated like a real movie. Silly stuff like that. :)

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 05:17 PM)

Yeah, I've never really understood what people loved so much about it. Other than the score, of course, which was one of Williams' finest

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 04:06 PM)

and it's not even the dumbest part in that movie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 03:16 PM)

Flying Lois around was fine; it was all the Can You Read My Mind nonsense that ruined the scene

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2019 - 12:08 PM)

The recent Shazam! movie had Billy bumbling his way through learning his powers. But all or most of it was genuinely funny.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:27 AM)

But yeah, in retrospect it makes me cringe the way he caught and carried the helicopter in his public debut in the first film...

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

(she wasn't in III long enough to be flown around)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

You mean the Donner movie, the Donner/Lester movie, and The Quest for Peace (for which I don't know the director)?

@  unluckiness : (15 May 2019 - 11:09 AM)

At least he didn't try to fly lois around like in the Donner movies.

@  Cybersnark : (15 May 2019 - 10:45 AM)

My favourite is still from the first episode of the 90s Superman animated series, where Clark initially tries to catch the falling plane by its tail... which snaps off in his hands because physics doesn't work that way.

@  MEDdMI : (15 May 2019 - 09:46 AM)

I think it'd be boring if a hero could use their powers perfectly right off the bat and not have any unforseen consequences (though I also don't keep up with a lot of superhero stuff, so not familiar with those scenes)

@  Dekafox : (15 May 2019 - 09:23 AM)

Overseas, Kamen Rider Gaim did something similar after Kouta(the main character) got his transformation belt. He tried to do a whole bunch of mundane things with it cause he thought it'd make him better at them and they all go horribly wrong.

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 08:59 AM)

superspeed causes enormous friction on fabric. the 1990 Flash had the same issue and it was mentioned in "The Incredibles" too...

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:45 AM)

Arrow didn't have one (though Oliver got hurt a lot in flashbacks), Supergirl already had her powers, LoT gang also already had their powers mostly and in Black Lightning discovering your powers seems to be more associated with emotional trauma than anything comedic

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:43 AM)

In the Arrowverse shows... I guess The Flash accidentally ran so fast he shredded his clothes? (totally not a chance to showcase Grant Gustin's "I'm not Glee kid anymore!" physique)


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#1 Detective Fork

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 03:11 PM

I am envious of some of the Transformers displays I've seen pictured in this forum. My collection is just as big as some of yours but I have less room to display things. I have the Classics out and a few other choice and random items but most of my poor 'bots sit boxed and bagged in the closet. One day, I want to change that; when I have more space, I want to put most of the collection out on shelves. But that brings me to the question of dust...

Do most of you who have collections that are displayed (and not enclosed in cases) take all your figures off the shelf and dust on a regular basis? How many hours does it take? Or do you let them sit there and collect dead skin cells? Some of the collections I've seen on here take up shelves and shelves throughout a whole room and the dusting just seems like a mind-boggling proposition. Even with the small percentage of toys I have displayed, it takes a fair bit of time to dust things off. I've been known to let it go for too long, far too often.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 05:19 PM

Frankly, I'm usually lucky to keep the toys on the shelves...

IF I see my TF's looking furry...ie, not the beast wars ones...then I take a swiffer cloth and use that to take the dust off them. It doesn't leave residue or guck on them because it's dry, but it's good at catching dust. Other than that, every few months I take them off, dust the shelves, and put them back on in a different arrangement.
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 06:50 PM

QUOTE(Stormrave @ May 17 2007, 06:19 PM) View Post

Frankly, I'm usually lucky to keep the toys on the shelves...

IF I see my TF's looking furry...ie, not the beast wars ones...then I take a swiffer cloth and use that to take the dust off them. It doesn't leave residue or guck on them because it's dry, but it's good at catching dust. Other than that, every few months I take them off, dust the shelves, and put them back on in a different arrangement.


Wow, thread got pinned.

I guess the dusting turns out to be a good way to actually get us to do more than just stare at our toys. Handling them and rearranging is always fun. Still, have you seen the size of some of the displays people have posted on here? Might need to hire a maid. ;-) I picture Rosie from The Jetsons.

Edited by Detective Fork, 17 May 2007 - 06:50 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:05 PM

I don't bother to dust often. When I do (usually around the beginning of spring and the middle of fall; I'm not exactly obsessive about cleaning), I put a fan in the window facing out and take some canned air to my collection. That takes off most of the dust. Anything left, I go after it with a few clean rags and wipe them clean. It takes a while, but it also gives me a chance to decide if Item X is going to stay out or get put away in favor of something else. I got a late start on it this year, and a lot more ended up put away than usual (I'll be posting picks shortly), but the job still gets done.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 10:39 PM

Try those Swifer feather-type dusters. THey get into every nook and cranny.
Also, some companies make polish/wax for diecast cars. It repels dust, but it can only be used on painted surfaces.

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 01:13 AM

I usually take each toy down and dust them individually and the shelf itself once every 6 months.

But since I have Doors on my shelves it helps keep em pretty clean as is..

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 06:21 PM

Drape a bed sheet over on them if you can. Take it off only when you want to enjoy them. It will help some.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:23 PM

My figures have a thick protective layer of dust which helps protect them from the sun's harmful rays.
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Posted 23 November 2007 - 01:57 PM

To be honest, I keep fiddling with all of my displayed figures so much that dust rarely becomes a factor. ^^;

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 02:32 PM

What you gonna do about all that dust?

All that dust upon your bust?

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#11 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 07:03 PM

Whatever you do, do NOT get it wet. If any wet dust gets left behind in cracks it will harden into something not unlike concrete, in an obscene way. My recommendation, go to the dollar store and get a cheap toothbrush.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 05:19 PM

I just throw them away when they get dusty.

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 05:51 AM

I put half of my collection in a space under the TV, I can't see my figures anymore but they are all standing and not in storage, something that I hate. Other shelves are to the window's side, so most dust won't go there. Then I only have 2 shelves with my Vector Primes and Magna Jet Convoys, and the one in front of the window needs serious dusting from time to time, the other is less problematic. When I had all my collection on display, it was a real nightmare!

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 11:33 PM

I ahve allergies and my wife and daughter have a cat. She bought me an air purifier a couple of Christmas's ago to keep down allergens such as pet dander adn dust. Well i was in a resale store and saw another one and decided to get it to place in my office. WORTH EVERY PENNY! My collection pieces that have been on my new shelves the longest, over for well over 8 months, have NO dust. New air cleaner cost about $40 bucks or so at Walmart but the 2 used ones cost me $5 to $10.
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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:55 AM

Use q-tips for those hard to get places.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 04:34 PM

I use a paintbrush to get all of my figures dusted, and sometimes I use a brush with a little tip to get those hard to reach places.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 06:54 PM

There is no dust on my 20 Transformers.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 07:48 AM

QUOTE(Skullgrin140 @ Sep 21 2008, 04:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use a paintbrush to get all of my figures dusted, and sometimes I use a brush with a little tip to get those hard to reach places.

S'my way of doing it, though generally preceded by blowing off the top layer/excess.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:02 AM

QUOTE(Amphibitron @ Oct 16 2007, 08:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My figures have a thick protective layer of dust which helps protect them from the sun's harmful rays.

Never thought about it like that... I'm never dusting again lol

I use a makeup brush to dust mine, cheep blush applicator has really soft bristles and usually gets into those little nooks and crannies pretty easily.

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