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@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:18 PM)

Maybe now that the PS5's made the whole 4K thing a little more mainstream, the hardware will start becoming more common. I know that's one of the hopes the physical media community has for the 100GB discs the PS5 is going to be using. Prior to this, they were very expensive tor replicate compared to a regular blu-ray and not used very often

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Up to now, there really haven't been a whole lot of 4K disc players to choose from... Samsung stopped making them altogether when they couldn't compete with the others, so your main choices are a few models of Panasonic or Sony

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:14 PM)

Is there no such thing as a 4K/HDR switch yet?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 10:10 PM)

Which is fine.. But that still doesn't explain why they arn't putting out up to date HDMI switch boxes to get.. more money.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:59 PM)

My only TV with a respectable number of ports is my OLED 4K/3D, which has 4 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0s, 1 USB 3.0 and some weird proprietary thing that acts as both component and composite, depending on what you need. But it retailed for $10k when it first came out (I bought it 14 months later for less than half that). THey're going to get as many corners on less expensive sets as they can, which usually means only providing 2 HDMIs.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:55 PM)

I mean, there are some decent ones for under a grand. But yeah, I imagine that's what they're thinking. Most people I know, unless they're film or A/V aficionados, all they've got hooked up to their TV is a digital cable receiver and perhaps a game console and dated DVD player

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 09:45 PM)

TM2-Megatron... If that is their assumptions.. That is one of the stupidest way to think.. Especially since Multichannel receivers way to fricken expensive for that. 3000 is way to expensive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:11 PM)

They probably assume the people who actually need a lot of ports are the type of consumers who'd have a decently high-end Multichannel receiver. Whereas those people who don't need many connections probably don't even have a blu-ray player or anything. Maybe just a gaming console for the kids and an old DVD player.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 04:04 PM)

I saw that movie. I don't want jim carrey in my head.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 03:43 PM)

Soon beam TV programs into brains with a neural transciever anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 03:28 PM)

I'm surprised they keep reducing the number of ports on TV's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 02:52 PM)

Ahh.. No.. I mean an HDMI 2.1 switcher box to give you more imputs on a TV. :D Those should have been released in preparation of the XSX and PS5 considering their touting 2.1 features. :D


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#1361 electricidad

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 04:21 PM

My kid has her first year of college paid for. About half of it is from academic scholarships she applied for herself.

 

I'm freaking overwhelmed right now. (In a good way.)



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 08:18 PM

I rescued a baby kitten from the street, and bought a new TV..  both of those felt good.



#1363 wonko the sane?

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:23 AM

I wound up springing for the switch bioshock collection just now. I was waiting on it to release, didn't realise it already had, and amazon.ca had 10 bucks off full the price... So, yeah. Bought. Looking forward to the shock and awe again.

 

Edit: marginally related; I'm giving my warhammer stuff to my friend, and I managed to get the shelf unit cleaned, boxed and moved into the empty part of the basement. Now my metroplex is just standing there wondering why he's so short after years of sitting near the ceiling.

 

Edit2: Games here! Can't wait to roll through rapture again.


Edited by wonko the sane?, 06 August 2020 - 01:10 PM.

Per Nick Nemesis's Suggestion: I hate everything.

#1364 electricidad

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 11:40 AM

There's a scenic river trail by my house. It leads to the Mississippi, along old train tracks. It's well-kept, five miles long, and beautiful. I'm on that trail every evening, either running or biking.

 

While running a couple of weeks ago, I came across a guy who'd fallen off of his hover scooter, one of those motorized things that really moves. He wasn't conscious or moving; he was several feet away from the scooter; and based on where the scooter was, and the way the guy was laying, I had no idea which way he'd been traveling.

 

He was breathing, but there was blood dripping from his ear.

 

Called the city's emergency number (a bicyclist coming the other way was trying 911, and couldn't get through), and got dispatch. I asked him his name, and he answered, "Saturday." This is not his name.

 

I told him the ambulance was coming; he gave me a thumbs up. Dispatch stayed on the line, and had me keep checking his breathing and his pulse. I also kept talking to him, saying lame things like, "Hey, buddy, ambulance is on its way." Stayed at the guy's side until the police got there, 8 minutes later.

 

A couple of minutes after the police, the ambulance shows up. They have the guy collared and loaded onto the ambulance minutes later. The local hospital med-flights him to another hospital in a city an hour and a half away.

 

I later find out from a friend at the city, the guy's skull was fractured in three places.

 

The reason I'm writing this today: I got the nicest email from his family this morning, updating me on his progress, and sharing their gratitude. He's going to be in the hospital for a while. It was a relief to hear he's improving.



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Posted 13 August 2020 - 10:57 PM

That's really awesome. Hopefully he continues to improve.

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 11:10 AM

got a news that lineage3 will be released, and also my girlfriend found a nice job 



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 09:31 PM

I'm having the best week at work that I've had for a very long time. I think it's just good fortune on my part, as the one day I was off, things went down the drain.


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#1368 wonko the sane?

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 10:06 AM

Just managed to move an electric lawnmower on kijiji. Took a couple of weeks, but both new and previous owners are ecstatic.


Per Nick Nemesis's Suggestion: I hate everything.

#1369 wonko the sane?

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 06:30 PM

Since early this afternoon: I had, of all things, an opera stuck in my head. Or rather, a snippet of one. Lyrics mumbled and not understood, and a refrain of music over and over again. Finally nailed down what it was, and now, I am sharing with all of you.

 


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#1370 wonko the sane?

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 12:48 PM

I treated myself to a trip to TRU today. Normally it's entirely for nostalgic reasons as they never have anything. I managed to get siege leader shockwave and leader ultra magnus for a couple of bucks shy of the regular price for just one of them. 69.99 marked down to 27.99.

 

Me thinks I need to visit this one particular TRU more often. It's much farther and harder to get too, but apparently if it's worth having it's worth working for.


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#1371 wonko the sane?

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 12:36 PM

Finished christmas shopping! Most of it was done online, but the trip to the mall was actually useful for once. On a related note: a games and models store which I fully expected to fail (partially due to the pandemic, but largely because these kinds of stores tend to do very poorly around here.) was not only still kicking, but doing gangbusters business.


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