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@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:44 AM)

Look, I'm TRYING, okay?

@  Bass X0 : (23 July 2017 - 06:40 AM)

The devil is a part-timer!

@  Nevermore : (23 July 2017 - 06:32 AM)

I always took it to be a catch-all term for "person or thing of the same name" regardless of which came first.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:06 PM)

So technically it could be either way and not be wrong, but it is more apt to be Kalidor's example.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:05 PM)

one that has the same name as another; especially : one who is named after another or for whom another is named

@  Kalidor : (22 July 2017 - 09:45 PM)

I think the official meaning is that a namesake is the person or thing that is named after something else. So the USS Kalidor would be Kalidor's namesake

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 08:30 PM)

I thought it was either?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2017 - 08:27 PM)

It is very irritating that no one seems to agree on whether the word "namesake" refers to the thing that came first or the thing that came second.

@  2017 : (22 July 2017 - 07:19 PM)

I'd like it, but I really don't have the cash or the justification.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Anyone still need a Chaos on Velocitron set? Found one at TRU today...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 July 2017 - 01:27 PM)

He REALLY likes blowing stuff up.

@  Dekafox : (22 July 2017 - 12:42 PM)

G1 Scattershot's 3rd mode gimmick?

@  MEDdMI : (22 July 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Nothing can be more awkward than the crotch rubsigns.

@  Bass X0 : (22 July 2017 - 11:28 AM)

well, they had to go somewhere.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 02:54 AM)

TR Quake's shoulder symbols are very awkward looking

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

..er myself.

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

NOT RESPONDING

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

Couldn't say it bett.....

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 July 2017 - 10:33 PM)

You just don't appreciate the speed of a solid state drive until you have to use an old laptop with an old spinning drive

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 July 2017 - 08:32 PM)

If there's at least one, you can army-build.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2017 - 07:25 PM)

Are there even enough toys of him to collect?

@  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/


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#1 Black~Mesa

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 03:26 PM

Hey guys, I posted this on other TF sites I frequent, hopefully you find it useful.

I was browsing the Ebay daily deals section and came across the Universe 3 pack from TRU.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...468660.m2000037

So for anyone who might have missed these 3, here is your chance to get them with free shipping. Since this is through TRU's Ebay store it should also show up on their site as well. Happy hunting.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 04:30 PM

...Why does TRU have a eBay store?

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 05:37 PM

buy.com has an ebay store too. Probably just trying to access a wider market.
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 03:46 AM

I already have that set. I don't know if many people want that, these are just repackaged Cybertron scouts. Although, I admit that Scattorshot is a neat little figure, even though his knees don't really bend like knees should.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 04:30 AM

QUOTE(Black~Mesa @ Jun 16 2011, 10:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey guys, I posted this on other TF sites I frequent, hopefully you find it useful.

I was browsing the Ebay daily deals section and came across the Universe 3 pack from TRU.


Was this one ever available at TRU? I thought it was a Walgreens exclusive.

Besides, I agree that the demand for this should be fairly low.
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 05:04 AM

QUOTE(Nevermore @ Jun 17 2011, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Was this one ever available at TRU? I thought it was a Walgreens exclusive.

Besides, I agree that the demand for this should be fairly low.

Well, TRU may sometimes carries other stores' exclusives outside of the US. Same applies for other stores, I think.

#7 NightViper

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:43 AM

There's still plenty left in stock at local TRUs. Kinda wish they'd stop taking up shelf space icon-fire.gif

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 07:54 AM

I see this 3pack at TRU all the time.

I wanted to like Scattorshot and at one point was going to use him for a custom... until I saw he had no knees.
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 04:44 PM

QUOTE(Nevermore @ Jun 17 2011, 04:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Black~Mesa @ Jun 16 2011, 10:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey guys, I posted this on other TF sites I frequent, hopefully you find it useful.

I was browsing the Ebay daily deals section and came across the Universe 3 pack from TRU.


Was this one ever available at TRU? I thought it was a Walgreens exclusive.

Besides, I agree that the demand for this should be fairly low.

Walgreens (and I think a few other Pharmacy and similar stores) got in in 2009. TRU got the thing a year later and at a higher price initially.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:17 PM

Thought people don't really give a flying hug about this set. icon-depth.gif
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#11 Black~Mesa

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE(Thunderhead @ Jun 17 2011, 07:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thought people don't really give a flying hug about this set. icon-depth.gif


Well I knew I didn't but wasn't too sure about everyone else. I knew that TRU had them for $24 so this seemed like a deal for whomever missed out on them. I got this set in '08 when they went for $10, they were pretty lame but ya know to each his own.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:34 AM

QUOTE(Thunderhead @ Jun 17 2011, 07:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thought people don't really give a flying hug about this set. icon-depth.gif


I love each of the releases from Cybertron...But I have each of the releases from Cybertron (and in Repugnus' case, two).

For anyone that missed their previous releases, $17 is better than the $24 that TRU was originally selling them for. Of course, it still doesn't compare to the CVS/Rite Aid price... icon-fire.gif

Edited by NightViper, 18 June 2011 - 08:34 AM.