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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

Well, did you get water?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Went to the bathroom, shaved, baked a cake... wait, I only got up to get some water...

@  unluckiness : (14 December 2019 - 09:01 AM)

That's a common misconception. You see compared to the first run, it's a new mold.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.


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Gundam Discussion: The Wings of A Boy Who Killed Adolescence

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#12421 HomelessOne

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 12:10 AM

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New images of the Metal Build Astraea, packing the Proto GN High Mega Launcher


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 04:12 PM

I definitely need to try an SD kit I think.

I had somehow failed to notice how SD-Gundammy the Samurai Pizza Cats were.

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Got a few I'm trying to get rid of, actually. 

 

They're all in partial stages of completion as well. I got them off of someone who had been trying to build them, but real life intervened. I figured I could finish them, but then real life hit me as well. 



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 06:19 PM

Why the hell did I pull out the Albion from storage and display it?? I got no room for it!!


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#12424 Maruten

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 05:24 AM

Have started sampling shows. To my surprise, Wing is the one that's grabbed me the most, which... makes me feel kind of lame.

But this... POW! I hate your envelope! I'll kill you! Yep.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:06 AM

Have started sampling shows. To my surprise, Wing is the one that's grabbed me the most, which... makes me feel kind of lame.

But this... POW! I hate your envelope! I'll kill you! Yep.

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Hey, it's the show that captivated America back when it first aired. No shame in that.

 

Or, if there is shame, it's the fun kind, where you get a reminder that being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment. 

 

It's a show that prioritizing style above all else, with everyone being melodramatic to the point of doing things like taking baths in rose petals. If that kind of thing clicks for you, Wing is going to be much more fun than Tomino's distinctive approach, SEED's interpersonal melodrama, or IBO's shooting children in the head with sniper rifles in episode 1.

 

One of the fun things about Gundam is how much variety there is, after all.




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Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:00 PM

I think you've got to watch Wing at least twice to recognise how ridiculous parts of it were.  But yes, style up the wazoo at least.

 

00's a better version of Wing with most of the kinks ironed-out.


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#12427 tec

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:12 PM

Wing is still tops for me the Gundam designs are far superior IMO

 

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:27 PM

Ah Relena. The first of many Gundam waifus.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:21 PM

Ah Relena. The first of many Gundam waifus.

 

I was more into Dorothy.  The bad girl eyebrows did it for teenage me.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:36 PM

It was Noin or Catherine for me. The sexy military woman with bluish hair, or the cute as heck circus girl. And damn one thing Frozen Teardrop did right was make Catherine look even hotter and deadlier with a knife it looks like :D

 

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Oh and it never gets better than that "I'll Kill You" scene Maruten. That's the scene that hooked me :D

 

Sadly he never does make good on it in the show.


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:24 PM

I to liked Catherine


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:19 PM

Okay so back to model kits, how common are bootlegs? If I'm shopping around on ebay or whatever, do I have to watch out for cunning fakes?


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:22 PM

If it has a Pikachu for a head you know your in KO territory


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:17 PM

Okay so back to model kits, how common are bootlegs? If I'm shopping around on ebay or whatever, do I have to watch out for cunning fakes?

If the seller is in China, I'd avoid it.  Bandai just had a major push on some counterfeiters in China, but there's likely some supply out there.  That said...official Gundam kits are easy to get and not terribly expensive barring older or P-Bandai kits.  Bandai has been pretty good in keeping stuff from the last 20 or so years in rotation to some degree or another.  The Astray you built is from 2003-ish

 

My top picks are:

Banzai Hobby (a direct importer in Japan).  Lowest per kit prices I've seen...but selection is a touch limited as are secondary items.  Shipping can be pricey or you suffer lengthy shipping times.

Gundam Planet (US based importer).  On the pricier end per kit, but they have a good shop setup, good notification system and fairly quick shipping.

HLJ- One of the top import stops, price is pretty much in the middle between the above, but I've not ordered from them so I can't say much.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:28 PM

What has Bandai not made a Taurus kit?

 

Hell The Leo ,Air Leo and Space all got even GIA figures and Merc and Veatte got kits but the Taurus is still a no show


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 11:13 PM

They have made a Taurus kit.
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Posted 30 January 2019 - 11:50 PM

Huh..I never seen the kit for sale anywhere even during the hight of Wing


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:04 AM

 

Galvaria in action. Odds are we'll see other forms in the future.


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 01:36 AM

The Astray you built is from 2003-ish.


Get out of town!!

I've bought a bunch of other stuff from HLJ and always been happy. They have a lot of Gundam kits that are waaay cheaper than ive seen them anywhere else, but I heard recently that they bumped up their shipping rates a while back so that may balance that out somewhat. These Japanese stores that are all "place your order and we'll tell you the shipping later MWAHAHAHAHAHA"... it's a worry sometimes.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 02:22 AM

 

The Astray you built is from 2003-ish.


Get out of town!!

I've bought a bunch of other stuff from HLJ and always been happy. They have a lot of Gundam kits that are waaay cheaper than ive seen them anywhere else, but I heard recently that they bumped up their shipping rates a while back so that may balance that out somewhat. These Japanese stores that are all "place your order and we'll tell you the shipping later MWAHAHAHAHAHA"... it's a worry sometimes.

I've ordered from HLJ fairly often and have had no problems (save for that one time where they sent me the wrong Figuarts, but that's another story :D ).

 

And if you liked the Astray Blue Frame, this might be of interest to you: its in-story and real-life upgrade, the Astray Blue Frame Second L, a radically-customized version of that base Astray. :) Also, that site, Dalong's Gunpla Review, is a great site to scope out the kits of units that catch your eye - or cause you to spend even more on this money sink of a hobby. :wtf

 

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I was going to wait until I had the Valuable Pod before assembling this guy, but I felt like putting something easy together. :D

 

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Kind of a shame that the Revive Gyan isn't fully-compatible with the Valuable Pod, but this older version still holds up somewhat, I think.

 

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