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@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.


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#141 Luke

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 09:26 AM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Oct 22 2011, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there a reason behind the increasing number of online-exclusive multi-packs of figures?

Increasing? Hasn't there been two sets a year for four years now?

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Oct 23 2011, 09:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Oct 22 2011, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there a reason behind the increasing number of online-exclusive multi-packs of figures?

Increasing? Hasn't there been two sets a year for four years now?

Yep, and I'm still a bit surprised we continue getting them since NONE have had particularly spectacular sales (much less sets like this year's which feature a surprising bit of new tooling)

That said, the online stuff (from both Hasbro AND the club) have gotten a bit more attention this year than any other, probably more due to the "meh" response to the retail offerings (hell, even the Skystriker is now "old news"!). Hasbro isn't doing anything more than they have done, but this year we got the club starting to hype their sub service (which will be "online exclusive").

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And just a personal note: you keep throwing things out there like "hyper", "absurd", etc in regards to pricing. How is at or slightly below retail per individual figure meet these dramatic descriptions? Eight bucks or more at Walmart and Target during the movie line? Pretty hyperly-absurd. Less than seven? On par with inflationary prices from the original line.

Heh, I see this in other lines as well. $8 here and there doesn't LOOK bad, until you realize you just dropped $60 on an entire WAVE of figure, albeit over the course of a couple weeks. A LOT of collectors just don't grasp how much this little hobby is costing, but unless it is staring you in the face (like having to purchase an entire wave worth of figures at once) it "doesn't look so expensive".

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Oct 23 2011, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake)
And just a personal note: you keep throwing things out there like "hyper", "absurd", etc in regards to pricing. How is at or slightly below retail per individual figure meet these dramatic descriptions? Eight bucks or more at Walmart and Target during the movie line? Pretty hyperly-absurd. Less than seven? On par with inflationary prices from the original line.

Heh, I see this in other lines as well. $8 here and there doesn't LOOK bad, until you realize you just dropped $60 on an entire WAVE of figure, albeit over the course of a couple weeks. A LOT of collectors just don't grasp how much this little hobby is costing, but unless it is staring you in the face (like having to purchase an entire wave worth of figures at once) it "doesn't look so expensive".

Oh I agree on the whole - 8 bucks a figure is over the tipping point for me and I griped about it frequently everywhere including directly to Hasbro multiple times for what it was worth. Eight bucks a figure is why I stopped buying most anything Marvel and have severely curtailed Star Wars collecting too unless there's a good sale.

Six to seven bucks though is not bad and, based on most inflation calculators, about right going from 2.99 back in the mid-eighties to today.

And frankly, it's a good wake up call. Whether you spend 60 bucks over two weeks or 60 bucks in one shot - it's still 60 down the drain (plus the extra gas you've burned making multiple trips).
 
 
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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:16 PM

Unfortunately, until the economy recovers and the price of oil drops to a reasonable amount, prices will continue to climb.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:38 PM

Why was Renegades Ripcord's show-accurate vest replaced by a reuse of Renegades Duke's vest?

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 23 October 2011 - 09:11 PM

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Why was Renegades Ripcord's show-accurate vest replaced by a reuse of Renegades Duke's vest?


Looking at images of the third wave in package, I had to wonder the same thing. Especially since with Law and Cobra Trooper that same style vest (same as Duke's - heavy flak/"bulletproof" vest with high collar) seems a bit too well represented for my liking.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:42 PM

While you (Hasbro) has stated (numerous times) their intention to NOT do anymore non-joe homages like Matt Trakker, is there any rule in place preventing the Joeclub from following with something similar? (By the way, I think the Misfits would make great Dreadnok groupies. icon-hotrod.gif )

Edited by Agent X, 23 October 2011 - 10:43 PM.

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