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@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2017 - 04:21 PM)

A nerd.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Speaking of, what do you call someone who collects toys of the Marvel character The Collector?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:18 PM)

What about people who collect the "Die Hard" movies?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2017 - 03:54 PM)

A lot of the die hard collectors don't need to be louder...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 July 2017 - 03:22 PM)

@Nevermore Benbot means "amped" as in excited. I believe the term is shorthand for (a sound) amplifier.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Or is "shorthand" a synonym for "amputated"?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Is "amped" shorthand for "amputated"?

@  Benbot : (21 July 2017 - 12:28 PM)

I am amped! But I also have standards.

@  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.


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#1 Daytonus

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:59 PM

Hey everybody!

To celebrate Botcon coming this week, the Allspark Forums have been rebranded with a Botcon-themed skin! Watch out for all our Botcon coverage in the coming days. A BUNCH of staff are going to be there, including me!

I had a lot of fun working this up, and I hope it gets everyone in the Botcon mood.

For those who have never changed your skin, it should have changed automatically. For those who have, you will probably have to reset manually.

--Daytonus

P.S. If you prefer to go back to the tried-and-true, the skin selector is at the bottom of the forums.

Edited by Daytonus, 30 May 2011 - 11:10 PM.


#2 DeltaSeeker

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:01 PM

Gave me a bit of a shock at first, it's so different that the normal skin. But I like it icon-hotrod.gif

#3 ExVee

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:03 PM

Do we get to keep this after Botcon? There's parts of this I rather like.

#4 Zodberg

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:05 PM

I do not care for how the textured elements interact with the flat colored cells. the yellow/black stripes are fine though.
And that light purple really pops out - which is something text should do, not only slightly important bonus data.
Woooo!

#5 Exillion

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:05 PM

QUOTE(DeltaSeeker @ May 30 2011, 09:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gave me a bit of a shock at first, it's so different that the normal skin. But I like it icon-hotrod.gif


"MY EYES!"

Honestly though, this is a great skin and quite a surprise when I was looking through the forums. Always great to see the effort that the staff puts into the site and forum.
Knowledge combined with experience are the building blocks to enlightenment.

#6 Enbee

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:07 PM

Oh, huh, this is rather nice. Close enough to the purple to seem familiar, thankfully not as much of a contrast as Classic Gears.

Didn't switch automatically for me though, odd.

Edited by Enbee, 30 May 2011 - 11:08 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:09 PM

Interesting.

I think I like it. icon-hotrod.gif

#8 The Doctor Who

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:12 PM

Nice! I think I'll stick with the regular skin for now, though.

#9 MintBerryCrunch

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:13 PM

I don't understand what these...unusual colors and accents have to do with Botcon.
It's time to bring the crunch!

#10 Razorsaw

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:13 PM

They're Stunticon themed.

"Disabled people don’t have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isn’t a “special need”. It’s a basic human right. It’s a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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#11 Year Zero

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:14 PM

LOVE IT!

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#12 Daytonus

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:16 PM

QUOTE(Exillion @ May 31 2011, 12:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DeltaSeeker @ May 30 2011, 09:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gave me a bit of a shock at first, it's so different that the normal skin. But I like it icon-hotrod.gif


"MY EYES!"

Honestly though, this is a great skin and quite a surprise when I was looking through the forums. Always great to see the effort that the staff puts into the site and forum.


Thank you both! It's a bit eye-searing, but by design. Plus, everytime I see the caution stripes next to the fuschia, I go "Thrust, overdrive!"

QUOTE(ExVee @ May 31 2011, 12:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do we get to keep this after Botcon? There's parts of this I rather like.


We'll keep it as long as we are using this iteration of the forum software. After that, I plan on making a skin that would use some of these elements.

QUOTE(Zodberg @ May 31 2011, 12:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I do not care for how the textured elements interact with the flat colored cells. the yellow/black stripes are fine though.
And that light purple really pops out - which is something text should do, not only slightly important bonus data.


Those are understandable and valid critiques. Some of them I don't agree with, but others are worth considering. Thanks for checking it out!

QUOTE(DropCAT @ May 31 2011, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Interesting.

I think I like it. icon-hotrod.gif


Thanks!
QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ May 31 2011, 12:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice! I think I'll stick with the regular skin for now, though.


Thanks for checking it out!

#13 Walky

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:23 PM



#14 Zek

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:23 PM

I can't say that I like it that much. But hey, people like their options!

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:27 PM

Its ok. its better than the joke themes we had earlier in the year icon-fire.gif

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:34 PM

QUOTE(DeltaSeeker @ May 31 2011, 12:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gave me a bit of a shock at first, it's so different that the normal skin. But I like it icon-hotrod.gif

Yeah, I just hit refresh, and had to check my calender at first. icon-fire.gif

Then I scrolled up and saw the Botcon coverage banner and understood, and I'm getting used to it.

Edited by Fenix Twilight, 31 May 2011 - 01:17 AM.

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#17 Confuzor

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:02 AM

I kinda like it. It seems tacky in a fun way. (Not like G2 Mayhem tho...yikes)

#18 Wing

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:07 AM



I can dig it. icon-ironhide.gif

#19 Professor

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:11 AM

Wow. Heh, not for me -- I like my board colours a little more subdued. But, fun for a few minutes.

#20 Daytonus

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:13 AM

Yeah, for those folks who need some more chilled-out colors, don't worry, I'm not offended. I basically designed the site that I would want to go to, which I assumed would be an audience of me and a dozen other blind people. icon-fire.gif