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@  unitremover : (22 February 2017 - 09:36 PM)

I haven't been up there in a while but one of the Walmarts around here still has AOE deluxes out. Some of the CVSs do too.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2017 - 09:34 PM)

It's been the same thing in local stores for ages up here.

@  BlackMax : (22 February 2017 - 09:33 PM)

One near me is the same - I swear they have over forty Deluxes there, all from many months ago.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 07:43 PM)

my walmart finally filled those empty tr pegs. and of course its a mix of waves one and 2 (wave 1.5?)

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:11 PM)

Got Highbrow, Skullcrusher, Scourge, and Chromedome for $5 a piece

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:10 PM)

My Walmart had a Generations Rattrap hanging for the past 2 and a half years, and in trying to clearance it, inadvertently marked down the entire Generations Deluxe assortment.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:09 PM)

A shelf warmer's ultimate revenge: being around long enough that in trying to clearance it...the store marks down the entire SKU!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Eh, he would've gotten beaten up if the government sent just about anyone.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:56 AM)

Regardless, literally everything I've ever seen (and a lot on tfwiki) attributes Megatron's slide into violence to Whirl beating him up while in custody. Maybe not like flicking a switch but Megatron's line "You made me. You taught me words were weightless without force" kinda spells it out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I'm not sure if there even was a specific turning point, but he didn't seem kill happy yet when he was with Terminus, and that was after Whirl beating him up.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:24 AM)

It was also before any sort of uprising or him actually doing much of anything.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:20 AM)

I mean, the whole thing didn't start as "the great war". It was an uprising that eventually morphed into a the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:17 AM)

Yeah, of course it's before the war, Whirl beating Megatron while he was in custody was the tipping point that made Megatron turn violent.

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:08 AM)

again

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:04 AM)

Forgot this wasn't a search bar

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:03 AM)

hascon

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 05:12 AM)

But the thing with Whirl was before he started the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 03:28 AM)

Like so many awful things in that universe, it's basically Whirl's fault.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 12:51 AM)

for about 10 minutes. then he got all kill happy

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 February 2017 - 10:27 PM)

Wouldn't IDW Megatron kind of count since his main reason for instigating the Great War was to overthrow the Functionist social order?

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:05 PM)

(I haven't read IDW at all please don't sue me)

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:04 PM)

Tyrest? He was chief justice, even :p

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2017 - 03:24 PM)

I kinda want an Autobot to have the function of "Social Justice Warrior".

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:20 PM)

Even we have limits.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Good. But let's agree not to do one for Tecumseh.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Shitting Bull.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:54 AM)

or spending a lot of time taking a Squatto?

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:49 AM)

nice

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 11:42 AM)

Just hope it's clean or you'll be meeting Pukeahontas.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 10:39 AM)

Snackajawea - REAL Native American food prepackaged for your snacking pleasure!

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:03 AM)

Oh wait, figured it out. Doi...

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:02 AM)

I'm kinda disappointed how they messed up Legion Bisk's hands so that his front wheels can't roll.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 February 2017 - 12:45 AM)

One of the Walmarts near me has some pegs full of Wave 1 TR deluxes.

@  Paladin : (18 February 2017 - 09:39 PM)

https://twitter.com/autobase_aichi/status/833142409005391872 ....is that an MP DINOBOT teaser?!?!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 09:35 PM)

Yeah, never seen a Titans Return Hot Rod

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Or Hot Rod. D=

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Wow, seriously? I don't think I've even seen him here. =(

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 07:50 PM)

Yeah Mindwipe shelfwarmed like crazy in Vancouver.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 February 2017 - 07:36 PM)

My Walmart still has a Rattrap floating around. My frustration is I've seen Hot Rod and Doublecross, but still haven't seen a Highbrow

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 07:02 PM)

I still haven't seen any Wave 3 Deluxes aside from the Triggerhappy I got off eBay.

@  Pennpenn : (18 February 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Fairly sure the Target near my work still has a CW Wheeljack hanging around the Wave 3 TR deluxes. Just wish we'd gotten Wave 2 deluxes...

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:53 PM)

CW deluxes from the later waves clogged the shelves real bad.

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:52 PM)

Correction: TR deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 06:47 PM)

Generations deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

Hm, interesting. Some of the pegs seem to have the correct names when they've been shelfwarming for a while. So like Mindwipe would be on a peg labelled MINDWIPE next to WOLFWIRE, etc.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

It would make less sense to track individual figures when they're ordered by the assortment anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Nope. walmart tends to scan the first UPC of the assortment, then use it for the entire assortment. Actually tracking data makes to much sense.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 02:37 PM)

So hey I bought Triggerhappy from Walmart a few days ago and just notice the receipt said TRIGGERHAPPY on it. Not the assortment name or whatever. Are they using this info to better track character sales or something?

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I think there was a premonition panel in the Devil's Due TF vs JOEs

@  Bass X0 : (18 February 2017 - 05:28 AM)

When an app asks me to give a review or a rating, I decline, but I always look at other people's reviews before I get an app.


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#121 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:38 PM

And the show will somehow still be going.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE(BeltlineYYC @ Apr 12 2012, 10:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Apr 11 2012, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since the thread's title hasn't changed and all you No-Homers are still praying for death, I'm assuming you missed the news that the contract dispute was resolved last year (the actors took pay cuts, presumably not as offensive as the original offers) and everyone's agreed to continue the show through Season 25. That's spring 2014, if you're not keeping count.

http://edition.cnn.c...ewed/index.html


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:46 AM

Reminds me of that Shortpacked comic where it will be retconned that Bruce Wayne's parents were killed after watching Pokemon: The First Movie.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:50 AM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Apr 13 2012, 02:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Reminds me of that Shortpacked comic where it will be retconned that Bruce Wayne's parents were killed after watching Pokemon: The First Movie.


I'm still waiting to see the follow-up, where he is inspired by the movie to become a Pokemon trainer, and gains his identity from a Zubat.

HIGHLIGHT to view:
Zubatman is the best at everything, including Pokemon... and he can breathe in space.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

I just had to look it up after you guys mentioned it:
http://www.shortpack.../thefirstmovie/

Great comic...

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:15 AM

Aw, peas... Simpsons did that too. Remember the Sadgasm episode?

Edited by BeltlineYYC, 13 April 2012 - 10:15 AM.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:38 AM

I try not to.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:52 AM

The reason Simpsons is less quotable or memorable now is less to do with Simpsons itself and more to do with the fact that in the 20 odd years since it came out, so has a metric jiveload more television. Back when it started, Simpsons was practically the only prime time animated show, and one that tons of people watched (again, there was less on TV and the home video market was still sorting itself out). Hundreds of affiliates syndicated the show's early years, and thus everyone was getting exposed to those early (quotable) episodes.

Come the mid to late 90s, the Cable TV explosion, the arrival of more prime time animated content, cartoon network, adult swim, toonami, Seth McFarlane, and DVD/DVI/Netflix, the show just fell to the wayside. Not because it was less good necessarily, but because the audience is more dispersed.

I think there's also something in here to do with the fact the show's in universe stagnation/degeneration (Depending on point of view) that has made it less appealing in some ways. Remember this?
lisaswedding.jpg

Yea... I think this is kind of a factor in the show's decline in popularity to some extent.


All that said, i fully admit, I haven't watched the show since... Ummm... wow... Better part of 10+ years since it was must see TV for me. I mean I've caught the odd episode here and there, but nothings ever really stuck with me.

Edited by Vestras, 13 April 2012 - 10:53 AM.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

I am an avid watcher, has been since the nineties. Then again, a big part of this is the mere fact that we in Hungary were getting every season with an around 2 year delay back then, so even if the show was already in decline in the US, we did not see it... not that year, anyway.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Apr 13 2012, 04:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Apr 13 2012, 02:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Reminds me of that Shortpacked comic where it will be retconned that Bruce Wayne's parents were killed after watching Pokemon: The First Movie.


I'm still waiting to see the follow-up, where he is inspired by the movie to become a Pokemon trainer, and gains his identity from a Zubat.

HIGHLIGHT to view:
Zubatman is the best at everything, including Pokemon... and he can breathe in space.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

Zubatman is the very best like no one ever was. To go to space is his real test, to breathe there is his cause.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

Heh. Well, it is only logical the two huge blockbuster franchises would merge like this.



.... 5 years ago, Nkelsch would be already working on an avatar/icon. Where has he gone to...

Edited by BB Shockwave, 17 April 2012 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

Is that a G1 Skids body in that poster?

Also, which episode is the picture in Vestras' post from?

Edited by Item42, 23 April 2012 - 12:46 PM.

I forgot that spaghetti was a pasta really.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:50 PM

QUOTE(Item42 @ Apr 23 2012, 10:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, which episode is the picture in Vestras' post from?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa's_Wedding
""Lisa's Wedding" is the 19th episode of The Simpsons' sixth season, which originally aired March 19, 1995."

It's a good one. But then, if you haven't seen pretty much every episode from seasons 2 though 9, you've missed something you shouldn't.

Edited by ChessPieceFace, 23 April 2012 - 12:55 PM.


#134 Vestras

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:04 AM

1995 episode, 2010 wedding, so it was 15 years ahead. It's now 2012, and Lisa's still a straw liberal (4th grader I think?). Which puts her current date of birth...In what? 2002?

It's charming for a little while, but after this long it just feels... wrong/lazy.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Apr 24 2012, 09:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1995 episode, 2010 wedding, so it was 15 years ahead. It's now 2012, and Lisa's still a straw liberal (4th grader I think?). Which puts her current date of birth...In what? 2002?

It's charming for a little while, but after this long it just feels... wrong/lazy.

So the 99% of cartoons that don't feature characters realistically aging are all "wrong/lazy?"

By that logic, Mickey Mouse would've been dead by 1929.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

Yea, but Mickey doesn't pretend to have continuity. King of the Hill, Venture Bros, even Flintstones recognized that their characters needed to grow up after a while. Simpsons just kinda sits there.

MacFarland get's away with things for his level of absurdism overriding any possibility of continuity.

It mostly bugs me because the characters of Lisa's Wedding (linked above) and Bart to the Future seem worth exploring ya know? Wasted potential.

Edited by Vestras, 24 April 2012 - 12:34 PM.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

Simpsons only occasionally has continuity. Generally, any changes are undone by the end of the episode, with later references to them made only vaguely. Or if something life-changing does occur, it's usually within one episode, and that change sets the status quo for future episodes. F'rinstance, Apu gets married in one episode, then he's referenced as married in subsequent episodes without reference to how long it's been, then there's another episode where they have octuplets, which then stay the same age in subsequent episodes.

I don't know why you'd consider it "wrong/lazy," it's just how the show works. It's making good use of the fact that it's a cartoon. They have complete freedom to change something when they want to, or not if they don't.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:31 PM

Edna and Flanders got together recently, but I don't know if that stuck. I think there was a fan vote on whether or not it would be permanent, btu I don't know how that played out.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

The "Yes On Nedna" votes won last fall, but (presumably) because of their significant development time, subsequent episodes haven't focused on the relationship. Maybe next season.

*edit* Oh, here we go.

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THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Ned ‘N Edna’s Blend”
When the town of Springfield discovers that Ned (Harry Shearer) and Edna (guest voice Marcia Wallace) have secretly gotten hitched, Marge offers to throw them a congratulatory reception. However, bringing everyone together makes them all realize that no marriage is perfect. Meanwhile, Edna tries to help Ned’s children become more socially acceptable by changing some of the rules.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

Also: Patty (or was it Selma's) adoption of a baby girl.



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