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@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:58 AM)

I'm talking about names that should pe easily pronouncable if you just bothered to pay attention to how it's done correctly instead of insisting on "I speak X language and this is how I prounounce it!"

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:57 AM)

I'm not even talking about foreign names that have sounds that don't exist in the speaker's language.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:56 AM)

Something that really irks me is when people are persistently ignorant about the correct pronunciation of foreign names, especially when it's people they either admire or frequently interact with on a daily basis.

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

wait this isn't the search bar

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:06 AM




Bumping with my new Daemon Prince. What do you guys reckon, Loincloth or no Loincloth?

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:19 AM

Loincloth if you're gonna freehand on that sucker, otherwise, leave it off!

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 18 2011, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bumping with my new Daemon Prince. What do you guys reckon, Loincloth or no Loincloth?


Go with the loincloth, I did:


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:25 PM

Oh, nice Iron Warriors!

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:38 PM

Oh right, I meant freehand if it's a blank cloth. That kit comes with that option, doesn't it?

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Jun 19 2011, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh right, I meant freehand if it's a blank cloth. That kit comes with that option, doesn't it?


Yeah, chainmail or blank cloth.

I decided neither, they look too derpy.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:58 PM

Bumping with some major news rumours:

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* first 6th edition codexes, but release before or with rulebook, small release with single or two waves: Black Templars (1 waves: 2x plactic, 2x Finecast), Tau (1 wave: 3x plastic boxes, 4x Finecast), Necrons (2 waves)

* first real 6th edition codex: Codex Chaos Legions, really big release in three waves, doesn’t invalidate Codex Chaos Space Marines which gets extensive White Dwarf update as Codex Renegade Space Marines

* two starter sets, each with rules, dices, movement markers, mission booklet, one with Dark Angels and fitting scenery, the other with Black Legion and Chaos scenery.
You can combine both to play the campaign or use one set alone to play a selection of dumbed down scenarios against every other force, first starter set that comes with a model for a well established special character

* 6th edition is finished rulewise for some time now, the overall goal is to fix some of the long time problems of the game system. Expect a lot more fundamental improvements than last edition. The rules were even more ambitious at some stage of development, but didn’t get approved as they were too far away from the established rules.
The main designer left company and his successors brought the rules back in line with the existing codexes. The rules are nonetheless a bigger step forward than from 4th to 5th. Changes are so big that the next edition relies partial on erratas to fix old codexes. Development relied heavily on feedback of veteran playtesters. You can see some results of this new approach by the way the FAQs were handled in the last months. All codexes since Codex Tyranids were written with the new rules in mind, especially the new mission and reserve structure.


* The main design goals are: one book to rule them all, heroic characters, visceral combat, streamlined mechanism, cleaned up presentation and strategy before chance * strong narrative focus on Chaos, perspective shifting from the Empire to the struggle between free races and the Warp


* the biggest rule changes:

- similar ballistic to hit chart as wound chart: compare BS to target’s speed and unit type. BS 3 hits moving infantry on 4+, but lightning fast jetbikes on 6+ and stationary tank on 2+… HUGE

- victory points are back, but with another twist: you get two victory points if an unit holds an objective for an entire game turn, if a scoring unit holds one, you get three and one if you destroy a squad leader or vehicle

- before the game there is a bidding contest for the opportunity of the first turn, if you bid more strategic points you can go first, but the enemy can spent these points on stratagems as in Cities of Death: 22 generic stratagems

– for example for one point you can decide on night fighting or place an automatic gun, for four you can shift your reserves, most expensive stratagems are at 12 points and are really drastic, every unspent point can be used once a game for a reroll

- new turn sequence: prepare-movement-assault-shooting-consolidate new phase “consolidate” phase for random movements, jetpack movements, pursuits, morale checks/effects and resolving shooting reactions assault before shooting


* big units are real roadblocks! Some more examples for the development doctrines One rulebook for all:

- flyer rules are incorporated in the main rules

- narrative rule section that expands core rules: formations, super heavies, gaining experience


* modular rules, core rules can easily be expanded by narratives rules or another expansion set Heroic characters:

- independent characters more powerful, armour save and invulnerable save at the same time

- squad leaders more important, no more 50% rallying threshold, unit can rally as long as squad leader lives

- independent characters can snipe More visceral combat:

- standard cover only 5+ now, Feel No Pain (1) only on 5+

- slow slogging units very vulnerable


* some weapon types are specialized in taking out specific unit types and are incredible good at doing this (sniper vs. infantry without armour), but on the other hand ordnance vs flyer isn’t going to do much streamlined:

- no more random movement at all

- 5 general types of psychic powers

- wound allocation like 4th edition on unit basis, but attacker can chose every 5th wound to go to a single model (sniper weapon every second wound)

- artillery is normal immobile vehicle squadron, crew has no other game purpose than to be a counter for rate of fire and attacks clean up of combusted rules:

- there are tiers for most of the special rules. Instant Death (2) circumvents Eternal Warrior (1) for example. Feel No Pain (1) is 5+, Feel No Pain (2) is 4+ and Feel No Pain (3) is 3+. If no value is given, the special rule is tier 1.

- no more difference between leadership test and morale test


* terrain rules on a single page, true line of sight, non-vehicles models are ignored altogether, rules for special terrain like bunkers, ruins or deathworld mangroves in narrative rule section less randomness, more strategic options:

- more elaborate reserve rules, can nominate turn of arrvial and has only small change to arrive earlier or later, or can intervene behind enemy lines, arrives randomly but can hinder enemy reserves, must be distributed evenly between turn two and three, later arrivals only randomly

-no more random game length -no roll for first turn

-deep striking units more than 18” from enemy away don’t scatter, but landing in 6” is much more dangerous

- movement impairing effects from pinning weapons even if morale check is passed (if roll is above halved Ld), Fearless not immune to this, but only effected if rolled over full Ld

- more reactions to shooting than going to the ground depending on unit type and special rules. bikes can evade (3+ cover as same as before, but cannot assault or shoot next turn), jump troops can fly high, units with Stealth can attempt to vanish, …



Taking it with a huge grain of salt of course. I'm skeptical of the Chaos Legions codex especially.

Edited by Fires Of Hokkai, 19 June 2011 - 10:10 PM.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:22 PM

Some of those do seem like interesting addtions/changes, like making stationary tank targets easier to hit makes sense. Many a time I've bemoaned my heavy weapons of being unable to hit a Land Raider no more than ten feet away from them.

Edit: I'm just wonder who's gonna be in the starter box? Space Marines would be the usual choice, maybe VS... Eldar this time? Necrons? Chaos? Actually my personal choice would be Imperial Guard Vs Chaos Space Marines, but what the hey-ha, thats never gonna happen.

Edited by Pennpenn, 19 June 2011 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:03 AM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 20 2011, 03:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Taking it with a huge grain of salt of course. I'm skeptical of the Chaos Legions codex especially.


We've been hearing that one since the release of the current Chaos Codex. I didn't believe it back then, and I don't believe it now.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:44 AM

For the record, the Harlequin Troupe Master is one of the most annoying metal models to put together. "Lets make this model really top heavy, then make all that weight balanced on a really hard to pin strip of thin ribbon!" Gublagh.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:54 AM

Anyone had a chance to put together a finecast model yet? They looked really nice after they were all cleaned up and on display at my store.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:59 AM

I've only put together one of the smaller ones so far (an Autarch), but from what I've seen of others putting together the big ones it's really simple, like glue-stick-done, no pinning or anything. The store manager even threw an assembled finecast Wyvern across the store and it didn't even phase it (though he suggested not trying it at home).

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:17 AM

That certainly sound promising as compared to my "arm falls off if you give it a dirty look" Noise Marine champ.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:11 AM

But be careful to get a proper look at the models before buying. I haven?t seen a single blister I would deem acceptable out of the five or so blisters I examined.
It?s not so much the quality of the resin itself, but the quality control that is jive. So carefully examine the model before buying, there are great casts out there, you just have to find them.

One large german online store even went ahead and announced that they would no longer carry finecast, because they refused to sell the poor quality product GW shipped to them.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:26 AM

Really? I've not yet seen any instances of poor quality so far, admittedly I've only been to one store, but the only think close is one of the Uriel Rakarath models had a whole bunch of flash-y stuff around the arms, but it didn't look difficult to remove.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:05 AM

Yeah, dodgy flash comes with the territory, as well as the occasional bubble. Thankfully they've got those handy transparent packets so you know what you're getting into, at least for the little blisters.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:17 AM

Yeah, it?s pretty bad. and I?m not talking about a bit of flash or small bubbles, either, but holes in the model, missing parts (larger bubble that prevented the flow of resin), excess lumps of resin (resulting from tears in the molds), warped models that were removed rom the mold to early, when the resin was still pliable and so on.

Sure, small bubbles come with the territory, but there are ways to migitate this, and other companies manage to avoid those problems: de-gasing the resin, casting under pressure (gases will be compressed into much smaller bubbles under pressure), adding chemical agents that reduce bubbles and careful placement of air vents.

And considering GW?s premium prices they should provide premium quality and not be outdone by smaller companies like Fenryll, Studio McVey, Privateer Press, Spartan games, Mantic Games, MaxMini, Microarts Studio and so on.

Mind you, not every model is a miscast, but the rate of miscasts is unusually high, which speaks to a rushed production and lax QC.

I don?t want to come across as bashing GW here, I?m just dissappointed with their recent QC. Nor am I telling you to stop buying, but look out for defects. GW will replace defective models, as the law demands, but you can save yourself some hassle by examining the models carefully.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:37 AM

Don't you hate it when you're gluing together more than one set of models and you suddenly realize you made a heavily-customizable kit look exactly the same as one you did before?



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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:43 AM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 20 2011, 08:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't you hate it when you're gluing together more than one set of models and you suddenly realize you made a heavily-customizable kit look exactly the same as one you did before?

Friggen' AYE!

Thankfully, I tend to paint kinda freeform, so it all ends up looking different (like ass, mind you but different ass.) in the end.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:45 AM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 20 2011, 07:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't you hate it when you're gluing together more than one set of models and you suddenly realize you made a heavily-customizable kit look exactly the same as one you did before?


*Looks at unit of ten metal Harlequins with Harlequin's Kiss all converted to look different* *Looks at finger wounds incurred in said conversion work* *Looks back*


...Kinda?



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