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@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*


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#1 Luke

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:03 PM

about to start...one sec!

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:43 PM

Pics of next year's TCC exclusives are up at TCC's Twitter Feed.

Runamok and Runabout look amazing! icon-silverbolt.gif

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:45 PM

That probably means no official Runabout/Runamuck in Generations for while. Not that I'm very interested in these, Wheeljack doesn't feel like he fits as a base all that well.

At this rate a third party company will be on them pretty quick...

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:48 PM

Man, I really wish that Drift was the free Club toy. I have no real interest in that Runabout. I guess he can hang out with my Cybertron version, or I could sell him...
Hopefully there will be some people who buy the Drift/Runamuck two pack who'd want to trade Drift for Runabout. Wait, they'll already have him, most likely, since he's the free club toy. Crap.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:49 PM

So Classic style Runamuck (the white one), as member figure? Can we make him SG Runabout?

So SG Drift is Marvel's Deadpool?

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE(Octavius Prime @ Jun 4 2011, 06:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, I really wish that Drift was the free Club toy. I have no real interest in that Runabout. I guess he can hang out with my Cybertron version, or I could sell him...

The way they did it is smarter/more devious.
You're getting one half of a duo for free. Interest in buying the other will probably be higher.
(Although, How do they relate to the Elite Guard storyline? I thought the three incentive figures after the nexus guys were supposed to be related.)

Edited by Silent_Magnus, 04 June 2011 - 05:52 PM.



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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:53 PM

Not making one of the Battlechargers the Tracks version of the WJ mold seems like a bit of a missed opportunity for an easy differentiation.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:58 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Jun 4 2011, 06:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not making one of the Battlechargers the Tracks version of the WJ mold seems like a bit of a missed opportunity for an easy differentiation.

It'll be cheaper for them. of course the price for US will still be crazy high, but cheaper for the club

Edited by hupla, 04 June 2011 - 06:10 PM.


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:00 PM

Hahahahahhahahahahaha subscription figures.
Most Joe fans are outright condemning that idea, considering the service is incredibly expensive, for a LOT of toys, ordered not only sight unseen, but CHARACTER unseen too.

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 04 June 2011 - 06:05 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 4 2011, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hahahahahhahahahahaha subscription figures.


It makes sense, that's what Mattel do with their He-Man line. Some fans WILL want to collect everything, and won't want to risk missing out.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:09 PM

Yes, but that and SDCC exclusives are pretty much all He-Man fans get.


By comparison, TF and Joe fans get tons of retail toys, huge convention box sets, fan club membership figures, other figures to buy... and in this economy, after all those expenses, signing up for twelve toys sight unseen in incredibly unwise.

Someone on a Joe board really summed it up best:

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I'm the rare kind of enthusiast who, if he had the disposable income, would probably buy a subscription and just eat or sell at a loss those figures I didn't really want, even at $25 per.

But the pricing and the timing of this seems to indicate a total lack of economic awareness on the Club's part. Food and gas are taking much larger bites out of average folks' wallets these days, and responsible adult collectors aren't shorting those critical items (or their 401k contributions and kids' college savings plans) to buy more toys. Especially not high-priced exclusives.

Even if they're banking on the irresponsible/impulsive collector who doesn't mind assuming high-interest credit debt to feed his plastic crack habit, don't they realize they'll be competing with themselves next year when guys at or near their credit limits have to choose between this subscription and going to the Con or buying a homefront set?

It's just short sighted (you'd think they'd prefer to guarantee a more modest recurring revenue stream rather than bankrupting their target market in a single year) and, frankly, greedy.

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 04 June 2011 - 06:21 PM

It's just an additional option though isn't it? No-one's being forced to?

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:24 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 4 2011, 06:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
By comparison, TF and Joe fans get tons of retail toys, huge convention box sets, fan club membership figures, other figures to buy... and in this economy, after all those expenses, signing up for twelve toys sight unseen in incredibly unwise.

Of course, as usual, Joe fans don't know squat aside from a "2 figure a month subscription service", coming in late 2011, and the first two will be Previously-cancelled-figures Arctic Scarlett and Nano BAT. I'm sure the Club knows they can't pull a Mattel and ask for a blind faith in such a service with an up front commitment. I'm personally expecting the first 1/2 to 3/4s of the figures to be revealed when the Club is ACTUALLY READY TO GO THROUGH with it, and probably a general idea of the rest.
Which is a hell of a lot more than what Mattel gives out.

And considering how much the Club stuff costs, I'm completely baffled by any "price issues" that might be brought up. If they are in the same ballpark as prior exclusives ($20-25 a figure basically), it is nothing new. Most are apt to be complaining because most still view the entire situation as "Hasbro's screwing fans over by letting FunPub make figures that SHOULD be at retail. For $5"

That said, I personally feel the Transformers fans are probably a better target for such a service (even though I understand that with Hasbro and Takara's current output, much more difficult than Joe). In general, the Joe collectors tend to come across as "cheap" while TF fans seem more apt to spend on higher ticket and exclusive items.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Jun 4 2011, 11:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not making one of the Battlechargers the Tracks version of the WJ mold seems like a bit of a missed opportunity for an easy differentiation.


Giving one Tracks' legs would make them less accurate in robot mode than they could have been. Their original toys both have the front of the car as their feet making Wheeljack the best version for both of them.

I think many people would prefer accuracy over change for the sake of change.

Edited by Bass X0, 04 June 2011 - 06:30 PM.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE(Blueshift @ Jun 4 2011, 06:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's just an additional option though isn't it? No-one's being forced to?

"But I HAVE to get this obscure repaint/comic character or retro repaint for my collection! They should be available at Walmart RIGHT NOW for $5, Hasbro is totally screwing over the real fans that keep this brand alive!"

That kind of sums up the Joe collector response to that.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:44 PM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Jun 4 2011, 07:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Blueshift @ Jun 4 2011, 06:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's just an additional option though isn't it? No-one's being forced to?

"But I HAVE to get this obscure repaint/comic character or retro repaint for my collection! They should be available at Walmart RIGHT NOW for $5, Hasbro is totally screwing over the real fans that keep this brand alive!"

That kind of sums up the Joe collector response to that.

So, this is for the few hundred fans who can afford to buy anything and everything, then?

What kind of profit are they hoping to get on such a small production run?

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 04 June 2011 - 06:48 PM

But they're exclusives. The name of the game has always been cough up the dough or go home.

I get what you're saying, but even in these economic times, I fail to see how this is any different than any other exclusive in the history of the world.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:56 PM

I don't understand the Fort Max question. 80 tools? What does that mean? 80 sheets of parts? O_o Are they talking about the G1 toy??

Edit--yeah, cross-checked with some other reports and it sounds like the question was for a Fort Max reissue.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Jun 4 2011, 07:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But they're exclusives. The name of the game has always been cough up the dough or go home.

I get what you're saying, but even in these economic times, I fail to see how this is any different than any other exclusive in the history of the world.

Because, as the post I quoted points out... the Club basically ends up competing with themselves.

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.