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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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Huh. I won Botcon 2011 Galvatron for ?32.90 on Ebay


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#1 Bass X0

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 06:36 PM

Thats pretty cheap for a Botcon toy, Evac was only ?20 originally. Or is Galvatron undesired? I thought for sure I'd get outbid.



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Posted 04 August 2011 - 06:49 PM

I had a similar experience. I ended up paying $62.99 for Galvatron including shipping, which according to the current currency conversions on Google comes to 38.68 pounds. Thundercracker sells for more than Galvatron these days.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 08:53 PM

Probably not much desire for the figure, and quite a few were produced compared to previous exclusives.

Perhaps if he shows up more in fiction, desire will go up.

I think just being a redeco doesn't help much. Though things like SG Optimus and SG Rodimus are expensive contrary to that fact.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:29 PM

Coincidentally, FP just posted a whole bunch of leftover Botcon stuff.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:02 PM

Presumably, most people wanted Thundercracker and a lot of them ended up hawking their Galvy on eBay to recoup costs. I think he probably would have been more popular if he had a new head sculpt, Primus knows I have three different EVACs already, an expensive exclusive kinda needed to bring more to the table than paint masks.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:19 PM

Plenty of expensive exclusives only bring to the table a few paint masks. Heck with just a couple exceptions, pretty much all of eHobby's exclusives are straight redecoes. Same goes for the Wonderfest toys when Takara has them. Not to mention the Million Publishing exclusives.

Besides, Evac's head is already the perfect heroic Galvatron head. That's why the toy was chosen.


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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:26 PM

EHobby's exclusives aren't expensive, though. Sure it's ~$40 for a deluxe. But United deluxes are like $35 after import markup anyway. That is, when importers aren't fleecing you ($50 for Tracks, etc) like they do with the various store exclusives.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:28 PM

I would argue that a lot of larger BotCon exclusives are perfectly fine without new heads, and that they're certainly not a "necessity." And it's not like 2011 had an odd shortage of new heads in its lineup. Sometimes expectations can be unreasonable.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:37 AM

I picked up a Botcon Galvatron for about that much. It seems to be about the going rate-ish.

I have to disagree about the head, though. Previous discussions make it clear that I'm a minority on that, but I think it's at best a passable head, and meaningfully different from how he looks in the comic. I understand why they didn't use a head remold when Evac's head wasn't offensively far from Galvatron's, but I'm still disappointed that a faction leader didn't get more.

No one recognizes him as Galvatron on the shelf, even though they recognize the classics Galvatron who's right beside him. I think that's more the body shape and paint than the head, though.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:48 AM

Is that in hand in the UK or are you paying a small fortune for shipping? It makes all the difference!

From my experience of hunting for him TC has been going for much more than Galvatron since the beginning; despite nominally being SG Thundercracker I imagine he has wider appeal as more fans see him as Classics Action Master Thundercracker. Not to mention those with their sick Classics Seeker mould obsession... icon-arcee.gif

I got my set of the two for about ?82 shipped. Even with the club having them back up at $92 for members it would work out at more than that once shipping is involved.

#11 Bass X0

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:59 AM

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Is that in hand in the UK or are you paying a small fortune for shipping? It makes all the difference!


?32.90 including shipping.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:04 AM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 5 2011, 11:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Is that in hand in the UK or are you paying a small fortune for shipping? It makes all the difference!


?32.90 including shipping.


Nice one! I so often see US-based auctions which look like a reasonable price before I see the shipping. ?32.90 actually almost looks like a shipping charge.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:13 AM

QUOTE(kinjacono @ Aug 5 2011, 06:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not to mention those with their sick Classics Seeker mould obsession... icon-arcee.gif

Huh?

I just want to clarify that I wasn't saying Galvatron needed a new head, just that not having one may make him slightly less popular (but it could be any number of things).

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:38 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Aug 5 2011, 12:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(kinjacono @ Aug 5 2011, 06:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not to mention those with their sick Classics Seeker mould obsession... icon-arcee.gif

Huh?


You could take it as a compliment! After all, I is livin' in South East London innit.

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I just want to clarify that I wasn't saying Galvatron needed a new head, just that not having one may make him slightly less popular (but it could be any number of things).


It's kind of a shame he isn't more popular, it's quite a good mould and the colour scheme is nice. That said mine's still sealed and I'm torn over selling it. Though considering the deal Bass X0 got maybe I should hang on after all.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:21 AM

I'm kind of surprised that they're going for so little. I think I overpaid a bit at $85 shipped, but it was the only exclusive this year that appealed to me.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:13 AM

QUOTE(Professor @ Aug 4 2011, 10:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No one recognizes him as Galvatron on the shelf,

This is demonstrably untrue. LOTS of people have gone on record as how "Galvatrony" this figure is.

#17 Walky

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:07 AM

It feels like kind of a red herring to be debating how much he passes for G1 Galvatron anyway, considering he ain't.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:10 AM

QUOTE(Darknova4life @ Aug 5 2011, 09:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm kind of surprised that they're going for so little. I think I overpaid a bit at $85 shipped, but it was the only exclusive this year that appealed to me.

Considering they were $92 or something at the convention, plus tax people were paying around $100 for them. I'd say you didn't, unless you're just talking about Galvatron and not the pair.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE(Give Me Ur Face @ Aug 4 2011, 08:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Coincidentally, FP just posted a whole bunch of leftover Botcon stuff.


I just saw that myself. You can't buy the loose sets unless you've already purchased the box set. While I sort of get the idea behind that, it still seems sort of crazy. They still have last year's loose set in stock as well. How many people will dump another 200 plus bucks on this set (except scalpers of course who can turn around and use it recoup some of their losses)?
 
 
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#20 Bass X0

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:49 AM

Just got him in the post today.

I do have a concern though, the hinge at the waist seems weaker than my Live Convoy's and I had to use a little force to transform him, although I remained cautious. I also noticed a very tiny stress mark after I had done so. Is this a common problem? I didn't get the Blades or Springer repaint so I don't know if the mold has been degrading over the years or of its new to Galvatron.


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