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@  Fear or Courage : (21 July 2017 - 08:38 AM)

I consider Thew to basically be the model toy collector. We should all aim to be so amped about the thing we collect.

@  Pennpenn : (21 July 2017 - 07:21 AM)

And some people are just whiny jerks who like to complain about stuff and don't realise that, so will invent irrational grievances to fuel that need.

@  Rycochet : (21 July 2017 - 06:13 AM)

A lot of toy collectors don't seem to get that the things the collect are toys.and have unrealistic expectations of what's doable in a modern retail environment. You're not going to get a $100 figure's worth of parts and paint for $20 or less and gimmicks are needed tomake the toys actually, you know, fun.

@  Foffy : (20 July 2017 - 09:40 PM)

Not necessarily. With the right condiments, they can taste surprisingly nice.

@  Evac : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

I think most toy collectors are bitter in some form.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

...or maybe I'm the bitter one?!  Oh no.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:32 PM)

And I don't even mean that everyone should love it all. But it does seem to bring the angrier ones in from the lurking.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

It's these reveals that always remind me how exceptionally bitter a large portion of toy collectors are on other forums.

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 July 2017 - 07:06 PM)

SDCC toy reveals make adults happy by telling them what they can get eventually. Kids don't care what they can get eventually, you make them happy by getting them whatever's available now.

@  Jalaguy : (20 July 2017 - 06:10 PM)

They exist, they just don't show them at SDCC because they assume that the adult fanbase doesn't care about them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 06:03 PM)

On SDCC stuff...I'm disappointed, but not surprised, at the lack of the actual KIDS toys among all the toys for us old men

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

:burn

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

SSA response? "How would we know to un enroll you if you don't tell us?"

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I'm supposed to un-enrolled in Medicare at the end of the month (36 months post-transplant), but I'm getting a bill for next quarter's coverage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I would LOVE to have ONE THING done correctly and promptly by the Social Security Administration

@  Ms Virion : (20 July 2017 - 02:22 PM)

=(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2017 - 01:43 PM)

Noooo!!!!!

@  Paladin : (20 July 2017 - 01:39 PM)

well shit... https://uk.style.yah...-182818808.html

@  Kalidor : (19 July 2017 - 08:46 PM)

https://www.allspark...rive-questions/

@  wonko the sane? : (19 July 2017 - 07:53 PM)

So good it'll whack you in the lobanza.

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 06:12 PM)

mafiace cream?

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 04:49 PM)

adios mafia.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 July 2017 - 03:26 PM)

for ice cream

@  MEDdMI : (19 July 2017 - 02:52 PM)

But he must scream.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2017 - 02:49 PM)

he doesn't have a mouth

@  Benbot : (19 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Hoist?

@  Glenn : (19 July 2017 - 11:53 AM)

oops tfsource not bbts

@  Glenn : (19 July 2017 - 11:52 AM)

Does anyone else find Hoist's smile on that MP ad for BBTS slightly disturbing?

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 11:39 AM)

In to the darkness, snuffing out the light, fighting for the things you know aren't right

@  Noideaforaname : (19 July 2017 - 09:19 AM)

Snuff out the light, claim your right, to a world of darkness!

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 08:33 AM)

Then we must block it out, just like Mr. Burns had foretold.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 July 2017 - 07:23 AM)

Sunlight is overrated.

@  MEDdMI : (19 July 2017 - 05:42 AM)

Your eyes will remain intact behind the sunglasses on top of a pile of ash.

@  Dekafox : (18 July 2017 - 10:27 PM)

What about Ray-Banz sunglasses?

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2017 - 07:45 PM)

"This sunscreen will protect even vampires from the sun! ....That'll be your soul, please."

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2017 - 07:44 PM)

Wouldn't a blessing by Satan pretty much be a curse anyway?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 July 2017 - 06:01 PM)

isn't "Blessed by Satan" an oxymoron?

@  Dracula : (18 July 2017 - 05:11 PM)

basically the sunscreen has to be blessed by satan.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2017 - 05:07 PM)

@Dracula what SPF do you nees to not get turned into dust in the sun?

@  Dracula : (18 July 2017 - 04:42 PM)

That's typical summers for where I live. bleh

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2017 - 04:02 PM)

Isn't it fun when it's so humid, it feels like your eyeballs are sweating?

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2017 - 03:34 PM)

If only we were as progressive in Bea Arthur's day as we are now.

@  Rycochet : (18 July 2017 - 02:27 PM)

I like River Song.

@  D.M : (18 July 2017 - 09:55 AM)

'Cept tougher and, as I've mentioned, more fun. :)

@  D.M : (18 July 2017 - 09:55 AM)

Like, it would basically be the female version of the 1st doctor. :)

@  D.M : (18 July 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I wasn't starting a flame war. That's a real scientific term for natural occuriring sex change. ;) As for Anne Ramsey like actress - would make the show lot more fun. :p

@  Dracula : (18 July 2017 - 09:42 AM)

Let's please not continue this line of discussion. We obviously aren't mature enough to do so.

@  2017 : (18 July 2017 - 09:41 AM)

Thanks mods.

@  Broadside : (18 July 2017 - 08:48 AM)

Oh, for god's sake.

@  D.M : (18 July 2017 - 08:28 AM)

Shit's hitting the fan!


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#21 Mark Montag

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:11 PM

If school doesn't hit me too hard this quarter I should be able to pitch in next week and at the end of the month. Love this.

#22 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:16 PM

Just for fun: we've currently raised about 0.62 Toy Fair catalogs or tfc (equal to USD$380) according to the widget, with a goal of about 13.16 tfc. For reference, last year we topped out at roughly 7.16 tfc, counting the 1 tfc that went towards the actual catalog.

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QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#23 Jeysie

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:45 PM

I hope I can afford to chip in a little something after I get my tax refund.

I was wondering if you guys have a smaller static image banner? I'd love to give this a good pimping on my deviantART page, but you can't embed anything but plain links and images there.

#24 Redjack Ryan

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:12 PM

Was there any money remaining from the Ron Friedman fund drive that can be donated to this, or has it already gone elsewhere?

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:54 PM

You have my Bow! And my ten bucks!


I'll see about another five to ten per check through the month.
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:04 PM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ Feb 2 2011, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Galenraff @ Feb 2 2011, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TC Interbot @ Feb 2 2011, 02:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was still over at TFW when you guys did this last year... in addition to making cash contributions, could we put toys up on the auction block for the cause?

Oh, absolutely! Whatever you'd like to do to help raise money for this cause would be most gratefully accepted!

(short of prostitution and contract killing, of course - they're really not "in the spirit" here icon-fire.gif )


You besmirch the time-honored occupation of prostitution with your insinuations, sir.

Yeah, Galen can count my help out with that kind of attitude.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE(Daith @ Feb 2 2011, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You have my Bow! And my ten bucks!


I'll see about another five to ten per check through the month.


You are a saint! And you're doing exactly what we hope people do--set aside a bit each week until the end of the month. Thank you!

#28 Self-Destruct

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 08:32 PM

QUOTE(Galenraff @ Feb 2 2011, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(short of contract killing)


Well, you just lost my contribution.

#29 Galenraff

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE(Self-Destruct @ Feb 2 2011, 07:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Galenraff @ Feb 2 2011, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(short of contract killing)


Well, you just lost my contribution.

Hey, I never said anything about the actual activity, I'm just not much for paperwork. icon-waspy.gif

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#30 DeadPigmon

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:25 PM

I will give $25 once pay goes in tonight icon-fire.gif

#31 Daytonus

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:07 PM

QUOTE(Jeysie @ Feb 2 2011, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope I can afford to chip in a little something after I get my tax refund.

I was wondering if you guys have a smaller static image banner? I'd love to give this a good pimping on my deviantART page, but you can't embed anything but plain links and images there.


How's this:



#32 Jeysie

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:25 PM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ Feb 2 2011, 11:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeysie @ Feb 2 2011, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope I can afford to chip in a little something after I get my tax refund.

I was wondering if you guys have a smaller static image banner? I'd love to give this a good pimping on my deviantART page, but you can't embed anything but plain links and images there.


How's this:


Awesome! My DA journal now has a new pimp section. icon-fire.gif (I've also added in the quick-donation links manually.)

#33 Daytonus

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:26 PM

Wonderful! Thank you Jeysie!

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:43 AM

Donated!

#35 Daytonus

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:05 AM

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! It's been about 12 hours since the campaign actually started, and we're 8% of our way to the goal. Can you believe that???

I love this community! <3

#36 Galenraff

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:16 AM

We've basically raised the same amount of money as it took to buy the catalog last year. In less than a day, and with fewer than a dozen people contributing so far.

This is why this community rocks. icon-ironhide.gif

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#37 Daith

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 03:08 AM

We are Awesome! Woot! I'm gonna give out Transforming Mecha Ponies* to all who donate!
















* Transforming Mecha Ponies are nonexistent and come in a make believe box full of child like happy thoughts in the shape of packing peanuts made of thin air.
Must still pay Shipping and Handling for all nonexistent product.
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#38 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 04:04 AM

Kinda poor this pay check, but I'll try to toss in 10 or 20 bucks to the cause on the 15th.

#39 Galenraff

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:54 AM

That's awesome! And that's one of the reasons why we wanted to do this for a whole month - we didn't want to leave out anyone interested just because they didn't have money on hand that moment. A month is a long time, and means everyone has a chance if they're interested.

Fun fact: Last time, by far the majority of the donations (both in terms of quantity and median) were $5. That means that most of the money came from lots of small donations rather than a few big ones. Big ones help too, of course, but I mention this so that people know that every donation is important. Given a whole month, I hope people are able to find a few extra bucks to add to the total!

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:00 PM

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