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@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

That was a quality read. Both sides of that thread's argument went pretty crazy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 02:11 PM)

"When Beast Wars made Optimus a monkey nobody complained" ~ someone desperate for a 'gotcha'

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I want to find the rock they've been under that there isn't constantly complaining about something.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

For the lack if a better word, it baffles me when someone starts a discussion somewhere that's like "Does anyone else not like the movies?"

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Careful, it might have something to say about that.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

I'm gonna have to check your opinion out real good to make sure.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Oppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but mine is better so shut up.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

To clarify on point 1 since I was typing early in the morning again, "you must hate exactly what I hate" and "you msut like exactly what I like" aren't actually the same statement but they're the same thought process which is "my opinions are objective facts." If you see someone espousing one, they're probably thinking the other, too.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM)

... what.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Andrusi, I imagine to some people online, there isn't that much of a world of difference, at least going by the venom they post; although not at RiD specifically.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 08:55 AM)

The scale of liking and hating is an interval one so you can not like something but not hate it. Pretty sure there's apathy and dislike in between there at least.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:54 AM)

@LBD At the same time, I can't imagine wanting to stay in even a happy afterlife when fleshies are still suffering.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

Celebrating and welcoming death just gives them more ideological hoops to justify killing others. So yeah, no thanks.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

The idea of death doesn't bother me so much as no longer existing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

at the very least, my body will feed the grass which feeds the antelope which feeds the lio- ....wait

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Yeah, that's kind of the thing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Some cultures celebrate/welcome death (of course, those also have some form of afterlife)

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

You shouldn't be. What with having absolutely no knowledge or control over it.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

Death is scary, which is why we either spend our lives avoiding the subject or staying up late overthinking it.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

"Never did want to live forever." I'm more bothered about what -- if anything -- is next.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

Though I think the brain is a finite storage space so you'd probably start forgetting so much after some point it'd be like a new person transitioning in every few centuries. That'd be a good reason to keep a diary.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:43 AM)

I think immortality is possible biologically in the future, or at least living for vastly longer spans of time. I'd personally be happy to live at least a few thousand years, but I'd aim for forever.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:34 AM)

@MEDdMI Oh man, that bugs me all the time.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:33 AM)

Well, yesterday was a depressing bout of thinking I was going to get TR Hot Rod and then not getting TR Hot Rod after all (among other things).

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Which is also something that bugs me about the "your dead loved ones are always watching you" concept. Do you mind? I'd like a little privacy, please!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:30 AM)

Even if it was possible, I can't help but think people would skip to the "good" parts, like sex.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

exactly.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:21 AM)

Besides the fact that it's all silly sci-fi scenarios, you can't just experience a memory and feel what that person felt since you have your own set of perceptual biases by which to judge the event

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:19 AM)

We already have something like that. It's called history class.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:18 AM)

"But in my ancestor's memory, they stole our orange first!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

"Your great-great-great-great-grandfather stole my great-great-great-great-grandfather's apple! I will kill you for that!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

If we had all our ancestors' knowledge, too many people would just use that as a excuse to continue old grudges for generations.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:13 AM)

I remember the same event a bit differently than my parents do, some things I'm sure happened but they don't remember or vice versa, etc.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:12 AM)

the problem with knowledge and memories is that our brains interpret/fill in gaps so it may not be completely accurate. It wouldn't be much different from autobiographical books/movies.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:37 AM)

yeah...this could just end up as a way for them to sell our grandkids Crystal Pepsi Max

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:35 AM)

Well, maybe this facebook mind reading thing I've been hearing about is the first step to that.... though I have to admit I'd prefer if it weren't such an advertising and data-collection obsessed company working on it

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:25 AM)

i'm legitimately hoping for the day when that happens, my snark aside, TM2-Megatron. Imagine what could be accomplished if future generations had first hand knowledge of the thoughts and contexts of the events that shaped their ancestors', and their own, world?

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:24 AM)

Even if it's just a way to download knowledge and memories without consciousness from a brain, I think that would go a long way towards easing people's minds.


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#1 RCX

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:28 AM

http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;mode=retail

My preorder from March has finally been fulfilled! I got in at the old price, now they have them listed for 20 bucks more ($75)...yikes.
Seems there are only 14 left in stock.
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 02:03 PM

QUOTE(RCX @ Aug 25 2011, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;mode=retail

My preorder from March has finally been fulfilled! I got in at the old price, now they have them listed for 20 bucks more ($75)...yikes.
Seems there are only 14 left in stock.


Love to own these. Would order them right now... But $75 is out of my purchase window at the moment. Sigh.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 02:22 PM

Relase the mold in the US, Hasbro!

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE(RCX @ Aug 25 2011, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;mode=retail

My preorder from March has finally been fulfilled! I got in at the old price, now they have them listed for 20 bucks more ($75)...yikes.
Seems there are only 14 left in stock.

As soon as I saw BBTS put them back up on the front page for pre-order almost a couple months back, I put in an order. I followed the ebay auctions for a while, and unfortunately, $75 + shipping is cheap compared to those. Plus I'd have to deal with overseas shipping.

If I had known way back when, I would bought them from BBTS when they were first released. Primus knows I had the opportunity.

edit: My pre-order's been filled too. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by Alpha Omega Trion Supreme, 25 August 2011 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2011 - 03:49 PM

$75 for two scouts? God, no.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 04:03 PM

Yeah, they are gauging the price a bit here, but honestly who knows what Hasbro will do with those molds. Look at the seekers and how many years it took Hasbro to get them all out.

If I was interested in those two, I would probably still spring for this if I were you. Probably still going to be a good deal in the long run.
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 04:22 PM

Whether we see this mold released outside of Japan depends on when they bring the Scout class back. But that could take years.
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 04:39 PM

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Whether we see this mold released outside of Japan depends on when they bring the Scout class back.


It doesn't really. Hasbro does lots of multi-figure pack sets, especially around the holidays. The contents of those don't have to comply to any of the regular size classes. They could very easily do a "Sherman Dam Attack" box that contains Frenzy, Rumble, and Ravage vs. Hound and Windcharger or any smaller combination thereof.

-ZacWilliam, Hasbro uses the size classes to breakdown the regular line but they put out plenty of products outside that general framework (scouts to Big Lots type discount stores for another example). They just need to decide they want to and/or find a store that would take it as an exclusive. That could happen literally anytime.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 25 August 2011 - 04:42 PM.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:33 PM

And people complained when they were around $40. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:52 PM

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And people complained when they were around $40. icon-hotrod.gif

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Sooo glad you talked me into buying them back then! icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:57 PM

Go figure they come back in stock a week before I have money.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Aug 25 2011, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Aug 25 2011, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And people complained when they were around $40. icon-hotrod.gif

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Sooo glad you talked me into buying them back then! icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:03 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Aug 25 2011, 08:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Aug 25 2011, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Aug 25 2011, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And people complained when they were around $40. icon-hotrod.gif

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Sooo glad you talked me into buying them back then! icon-ironhide.gif

You're lucky I decided to keep that preorder after you decided you didn't want it and then changed your mind. icon-fire.gif


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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:29 PM

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They could very easily do a "Sherman Dam Attack" box that contains Frenzy, Rumble, and Ravage vs. Hound and Windcharger.


I would not be opposed to this.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:48 PM

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They could very easily do a "Sherman Dam Attack" box that contains Frenzy, Rumble, and Ravage vs. Hound and Windcharger.


I would not be opposed to this.

Nor would I. It would be quite great. Though don't let Hasbro know that Rumble (or red Frenzy) wasn't on that episode. icon-wildride.gif

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:01 PM

They look like crap compared to the third-party cassettes. I don't know why anyone would spend so much as a dime on these.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:46 PM

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They look like crap compared to the third-party cassettes. I don't know why anyone would spend so much as a dime on these.

Proper altmodes?
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For the 5$ difference between the two, I'd go with Takara's.

Edited by Detour, 25 August 2011 - 11:47 PM.

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#18 The REAL Chopperface

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:22 AM

What Detour Said

Man... and here I thought I paid a ridiculous price for them at 55$ Can.

Glad I got them now

Edited by The REAL Chopperface, 26 August 2011 - 12:24 AM.


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Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:47 AM

QUOTE(Benbot @ Aug 26 2011, 12:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They look like crap compared to the third-party cassettes. I don't know why anyone would spend so much as a dime on these.


Well, sometimes I like to buy things that aren't made out of cheese.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 06:19 AM

QUOTE(Benbot @ Aug 26 2011, 12:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They look like crap compared to the third-party cassettes. I don't know why anyone would spend so much as a dime on these.

I have the complete opposite opinion. I think the official ones are a ton better than those tiny little things that turn into guns. Plus lots of people broke theirs.

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