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@  Arazyr : (21 January 2018 - 01:12 PM)

Something I only just "got" last night: Of course IDW's GB Blackrock is associated with Onyx Prime. Onyx is a black rock.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 January 2018 - 07:37 AM)

Bet a lot of military people won't want to work this monday. ;(

@  Pennpenn : (21 January 2018 - 07:27 AM)

It seems sort of intuitive for a lot of people because it's the first day in the week that you're working.

@  Nevermore : (21 January 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Germany considers Monday the first day of the week.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 02:18 AM)

Can I just say that right now... I hate the USA?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

There are languages where the days are named for numbers and Sunday is "one". Like Arabic.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 01:31 AM)

Isn't it sort of a religious thing for Sunday to be the start of the week but most people just go with the first day they go to work for the week?

@  unitremover : (20 January 2018 - 01:02 AM)

I feel like I've known plenty of Americans who'd say Monday is the first day of the week.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

Personally Monday will always be the first day of the week for me. The notion that Sunday is somehow the first day of the week seems completely nonsensical to me.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

I'm fairly sure it is in Australia, but that tends to get blurred because of US influence.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:19 AM)

(It's Sunday here in the U.S.)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:18 AM)

Anyone here live in a country where Monday is considered the first day of the week?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 08:40 PM)

Maybe?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

But do they search barf?

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Under water, the fish don't stink.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 07:42 PM)

I read that at first as "Everyone is a fish...."

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2018 - 06:08 PM)

Everyone has a fetish, I guess.

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 05:56 PM)

I parsed it as "search barf" at first.

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 05:05 PM)

Robowang nude hiden cam photos

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 02:54 PM)

Oh, hey, that's not the search bar! Whoops.

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 12:48 PM)

reflector camera mode

@  MEDdMI : (19 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

But did you get a Snowbombcyclopsragnarokdoomstorm like the US NE got last week?

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Netherlands? We got one hell of a storm here in Germany the other day too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?


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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:25 PM

Revealed on Twitter

Prime Optimus with an ugly chest? I'm clearly missing something.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:32 PM

Yeeaaahhhh... San Diego Comicon Exclusives... Our 100,000,000th Movie Optimus figure (yawn) and that weak looking Deluxe-size TF:Prime Optimus in fancy packaging. Granted the packaging sounds creatively neat on both, but the figures themselves are REALLY boring IMO.

San Diego is the time to go all out with fan aimed weird and awesome stuff you wouldn't see at retail. Two more slightly tweeked Primes miss the point and lacks any excitement at all. G.I.Joe's getting much better, much fan geekier Comicon Exclusives this year. Weak Showing TF team.


ZacWilliam, really disappointed in these, but they DO open up funds to try and get that Joe Screamer/Cobra Comander set.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:33 PM

That toy looks worse everytime I see it.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:35 PM

If that's an SDCC "premium" version of Prime Prime with silvery paint instead of dull grey plastic, I'm into it.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 26 2011, 08:32 PM)
San Diego is the time to go all out with fan aimed weird and awesome stuff you wouldn't see at retail.


Right. Nemesis Prime, Rodimus, Soundwave, Destro, Starscream, and Cobra Commander are unique and fannish stuff you'd never see at retail.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:58 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ May 26 2011, 04:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 26 2011, 08:32 PM)
San Diego is the time to go all out with fan aimed weird and awesome stuff you wouldn't see at retail.


Right. Nemesis Prime, Rodimus, Soundwave, Destro, Starscream, and Cobra Commander are unique and fannish stuff you'd never see at retail.


The Nemesis Prime and Rodimus repaints we got? Yes.

Suited unmasked James with Mideval Warrior ancestor and /or Pimp Colored Destro? Yes.

Podium CC or CC with a Starscream Joe Jet? Yes.

Big G1 Reissue Cassette sets? Yes.

What do we get this year? Two Prime color variants among tons flooding the stores for the movie push. I repeat: Yawn.


ZacWilliam, the Joe team and Mattel are presenting SDCC exclusives as they should be.

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#7 Tyranno

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:03 PM

So.

A version of a headliner character and his ancestor with the same name, that same headliner character in a funky costume, a very well known Transformer, and the evil version of Optimus Prime x2.

Oh yeah. And Soundwave, whose been reissued a hundred million times.

That's not uniquely fannish. It's using the well known characters. Uniquely fannish is stuff like what you get from Botcon. This is geeky, but geeky in the broadest sense of the word possible. Just like these 2 Primes.

Edited by Razorsaw, 26 May 2011 - 04:04 PM.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:09 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ May 26 2011, 05:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So.

A version of a headliner character and his ancestor with the same name, that same headliner character in a funky costume, a very well known Transformer, and the evil version of Optimus Prime x2.

That's not uniquely fannish. It's using the well known characters. Uniquely fannish is stuff like what you get from Botcon. This is geeky, but geeky in the broadest sense of the word possible. Just like these 2 Primes.


Again, the difference is those were unique versions of those popular characters with niche geek appeal that you would never get at regular retail.

These on the other hand are two of the same guy whose receiving a billion figures right now in just slightly tweaked colors that would and could 100% fit in on any retail shelf. I don't so much mind Prime as an Exclusive, but a borring generic Prime that isn't much different from retail is a waste, and TWO boring generic Primes in the same year?

The only thing that feels at all special about these is the packaging. That seems to be where all the creativity went. But I'm a Toy collector not a packaging collector. If the toy is dull a package that does a little dance and lights your birthday candle isn't making up for it, and thats what these are.


ZacWilliam, would have been less disappointed if only one of the exclusives was a paint tweaked Prime, but both? Blah.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:19 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 26 2011, 04:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeeaaahhhh... San Diego Comicon Exclusives... Our 100,000,000th Movie Optimus figure (yawn) and that weak looking Deluxe-size TF:Prime Optimus in fancy packaging. Granted the packaging sounds creatively neat on both, but the figures themselves are REALLY boring IMO.


We've seen a Movie Optimus and the packaging for both?

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:22 PM

So they're taking a cue from Robot Masters G1 Convoy and LioConvoy then.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:50 PM

Borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:59 PM

Next year's exclusive should be WRECK-GAR as Motormaster!!!

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 05:16 PM

what I'm saying is, the SDCC exclusives speak to a broader appeal than, say, Botcon stuff. These two Primes are following that pattern. And really, I think more elaborate, better paint detailed versions of toys is something special that you can't get at retail.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 05:52 PM

Expecting BotCon-style stuff at SDCC is a waste of everyone's time. It's an entirely different venue with different goals.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:09 PM


Oh, I don't expect anything Botcon obscure. But not incredibly boring would be nice.

See G.I.Joe or Matel's offerings for an example of SDCC exclusives worth waiting in line for.


ZacWilliam, there's ceretainly a difference between Botcon Geeky and SDCC Geeky, but slightly recolored Primes is lowballing any standard IMO.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:12 PM

That's been like, over 50 % of the SDCC exclusives, dude.

And no, man, I can't consider Nemesis Prime as being much different. It's Prime in black. I LIKE Nemesis Prime and I have to admit that. It's painfully easy to conceptualize.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ May 26 2011, 07:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's been like, over 50 % of the SDCC exclusives, dude.


Well different standards. Generally I have found past TF exclusives interesting and cool and find these super dull and uninteresting. You're welcome to differ.


ZacWilliam, again, at least Joe and Mattel are hitting on all cylanders this year.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:28 PM

I got my copy in today.

It appears Fun Publications let it slip who Cheetor's partner is... HIGHLIGHT to view:
Sideswipe.

If you didn't already know based on the previous hints and rumors that is.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:33 PM

Also the DotM box is cool. Reminds me of a giant Alternator white bubble box with a flame slip case.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:56 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 26 2011, 07:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, I don't expect anything Botcon obscure. But not incredibly boring would be nice.


If you saw the packaging for these guys, "boring" would be the farthest thing from your mind. You're only getting half the story.