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@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:30 PM)

Well, my main point is that it will speed up the system migration so I have A) less system downtime because there are fewer files to transfer before the new system can be up and running and B) it reduces the risk of something going wrong during the system migration.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 May 2020 - 06:19 AM)

If your primary is getting cleaned up anyway cause you were backing stuff up, then yeah, no reason not to. But largely, it's not a necessary step.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 AM)

It's like you find out that there's a fire going to break out in the house you live in soon, so you find a new place, get your entire Transformers collection into safe storage, and now all that's left are the empty cabinets which you intend to move over to your new place soon. If the fire breaks out before then, sure, you'd need to get new cabinets, but your toys are already out of the danger zone.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:27 AM)

At this point, I'm in a "if the old system crashed before the new drive arrives, it will be slightly annoying, not a complete disaster" mood.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I've mostly just backed up my personal files and stuff on the external hard drive. The existing Windows installment is supposed to be directly cloned to the new drive once it arrives.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 May 2020 - 01:44 AM)

Who else has ever been so out of it that you've gotten into the shower with your glasses on?

@  Echowarrior : (20 May 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Nope. We've been forced to go with Eclipse. It sucks, and I will continue to call the people in charge of the website fascists until they give me reason to do otherwise.

@  CORVUS : (20 May 2020 - 10:20 PM)

Yeah, I'm not a fan of the new layout either. Fortunately you can stay with the old one though.

@  Liege : (20 May 2020 - 08:57 PM)

So now it matches 90% of the content.

@  Trpodeca : (20 May 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Wow the new Deviantart layout is terrible.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 May 2020 - 10:39 AM)

Are you referring to cloning your drive to install into your computer as the replacement, or are you creating an image to restore from should something unforseen occur?

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2020 - 06:36 AM)

Backing up the data not necessary for running Windows on an external drive for safekeeping, trimming down the old drive to a bare minimum, then migrating the old drive to the new one.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2020 - 06:35 AM)

Yes, but it will make direct migration faster, no?


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#1 Suspsy

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:05 PM

http://www.spawn.com...aspx?series=420

Wow, six bricks with the same basic body shape. How can anyone possibly resist?

Edited by Suspsy, 26 June 2008 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:10 PM

Maybe if they had even 5 points of articulation they might be cool, as the designs look pretty good (Crusher is probably the best of the bunch).

But yeah. As statues they're pretty boring.

Edited by DrSpengler, 26 June 2008 - 01:11 PM.


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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:14 PM

so uh... why do heaven and hell need robots?

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:42 PM

... and what does god need with a starship?

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 02:32 PM

I can see myself maybe getting one. They're certainly better than Interstink 6. And ISTR that the motivation for Spawnbots is that the Spawn of that era cleverly gets around his "limited power and then you go to Hell forever" limitation by employing mecha.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 02:35 PM

I would buy them if they were a)more articulated and b)not made by Mcfarlane toys. I'm surprised they didn't break just from my looking at the pictures.
 
 
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Jun 26 2008, 07:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can see myself maybe getting one. They're certainly better than Interstink 6.


To be fair, a box of rubber bands and paperclips is better than Interstink 6.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 03:59 PM

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so uh... why do heaven and hell need robots?



Could it possibly be heaven WITHOUT robots?

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:18 PM

Yeah, Todd's losing it.
They're not bad, but the same body type for all of them is just plain stupid.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:29 PM

One or two might make decent Ganmen for Revoltech Gurren Lagann to beat up. Otherwise, I lost interest in Spawn toys a while back. Right about when McFarlane lost interest in articulation.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:48 PM

I dont know what your problem is with Interstink 6. But these ones are ok. I would onlt get 3 out of the whole bunch.
Unlike most of you I actually like spawn figures (some).

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 05:29 PM

I kinda want Mecha Spawn and Crusher.

I'll just have to determine articulation in-store. If I ever see them, anyway.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 05:31 PM

My Interlink 6 review. Some of the individual figures were decent (if too much in the Spiky Bitz style), but I6 the combiner suckulates.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 07:09 PM

Striker looks like fun because it's one part Shirow and one part Punisher. I wish they had more images . . . .
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 09:13 PM

Oh, I don't hate all McFarlane. I regularly buy all the female characters he releases, and maybe half as many male characters.

I do hate the gases sealed inside though. I suspect they stick them in there too early, and this stuff is probably toxic. I've heard that vinyl gives off toxic gases while it's being produced, but once it gases off, it's harmless. Vinyl figures in sealed plastic containers doesn't strike me as the best way to do things. (although the old plastic on cardback probably doesn't let it gas off much in comparison either)

I also am not too fond of Todd either. He's got the arrogance of Pat Lee, except without the failure. His George Lucas attitude towards his business has served him in the past, but I think it's getting stale.

While I didn't like the majority of each line he put out (that wasn't sports-related), I thought it was good that he offered variety, even if I think he should have made fewer spots for less popular characters, and fewer quantity of them per case. I imagine there is still some accounting for variety in tastes. Yeah. Some of those figures just plain sucked. On the other hand, I have a feeling there's a huge following for the next "generic angel chick". I really gotta get Illyria. She looks gorgeous. Not like that recent multi-armed Lotus Angel Warrior. (man, how many had their nose paint worn off from the packaging? bleh.)
This line though? Not enough variation. Very very similar body proportions and shapes. Most of the variation comes in the form of paint apps, and what kind of toes they have. (oh my! do we have two toes in front and one on the side, or just one in front? zzzz.) they even all have the same bloody head fin!

The lack of articulation doesn't bother me when the sculpting and painting is so good for the price. You can't buy statues of this quality for this price. They're not perfect, but there are plenty of more expensive statues that have really horrible sculpting or paint, and I think pretty much every other action figure of comparable price is inferior in those regards.
I dunno... I always had a huge problem getting over the obvious joints in super-articulated figures like the 8-12" range. The more articulation they add, the less realistic it looks. Pelvis, elbows, and knees are probably some of the worst offenders.
I'm not totally against articulation, and some 8-10" figures look very nice. Articulation does give you freedom of how to pose a character. But sometimes a character and a single dynamic pose are enough.


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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:34 AM

These are actually quite nice, I would consider them to be the first series of Spawn figures taht I really am interested in. They would make for a nice conversation piece, at any rate.
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:27 AM

QUOTE(RavageX-9 @ Jun 26 2008, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This line though? Not enough variation. Very very similar body proportions and shapes. Most of the variation comes in the form of paint apps, and what kind of toes they have. (oh my! do we have two toes in front and one on the side, or just one in front? zzzz.) they even all have the same bloody head fin

You're just mad that it doesn't include the Token Stripperiffic Chick. icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:42 AM

Wow, Spawn is still alive and kicking? I haven't bought anything from that line in a LONG time. The last figs I bought were the wave that had the awesome looking Violater, Clown, Midevil Spawn, the huge Overtkill, and that Tiffany chick. Of course this reminds me I should list them somewhere for sale, maybe someday.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 09:44 AM

QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ Jun 28 2008, 05:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(RavageX-9 @ Jun 26 2008, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This line though? Not enough variation. Very very similar body proportions and shapes. Most of the variation comes in the form of paint apps, and what kind of toes they have. (oh my! do we have two toes in front and one on the side, or just one in front? zzzz.) they even all have the same bloody head fin

You're just mad that it doesn't include the Token Stripperiffic Chick. icon-waspy.gif



Your right thats what this set is missing and some bad guys

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 10:31 AM

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Your right thats what this set is missing and some bad guys


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