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@  Bass X0 : (22 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

No. We still say miles. Kilometers is only really used for actual specific distances whereas miles being used in a common phrase is still miles.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 June 2017 - 04:59 PM)

People from outside the U.S.: as we are all English-proficient here, do you ever use the phrase "I saw it coming from miles away.", or do you say "kilometers" instead?

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:06 PM)

Wow, that was supposed to :shout" hours ago...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:05 PM)

Indeed. Especially on opening week. We're talking avg, 5-8%. It's more at your discount/sub-run houses.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 June 2017 - 10:25 AM)

AMC knows it, freakin $7 for a regular drink

@  Paladin : (22 June 2017 - 08:22 AM)

and if you want to support your theaters, buy more concessions. because they get SHIT from the ticket sales...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:15 AM)

So, we charged an extra $1 per. F'em

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:13 AM)

First, they threatened to stop sending us digital because we weren't upcharging for it (back when we were still "mixed" format). Then they threatened to stop sendingus 3D because we didn't upcharge for those either initially.

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:12 AM)

Can't blame the theater totally for those ticket prices. The studios have a say in them as well.

@  Noideaforaname : (22 June 2017 - 12:00 AM)

Charge 'em for the lice! Extra for the mice! Two percent for looking in the mirror twice!

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:45 PM)

Even here in Canada where price gouging is commonplace, IMAX 3-D is still $19.50

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:44 PM)

$27 a ticket? That's ludicrous

@  Sean Whitmore : (21 June 2017 - 11:40 PM)

I gave up on IMAX this year. I was just about able to put up with $20 per ticket, but by the time the new Kong came out, my theater started charging $27 per. They must be outside their damn minds.

@  unitremover : (21 June 2017 - 10:50 PM)

I paid for a ticket to a 2D showing but they showed it in 3D anyways for some reason. I think me taking an Ibuprofen before I went for other reasons is the only reason I didn't walk out with a massive headache.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:38 PM)

One thing I'll give Bay and/or the promoters of this film... I like how they've advertised on the poster that this was actually shot with real, IMAX 3-D cameras. I wish the marketing of other films exhibited a similar interest in the quality of the equipment used. Hell, for some films, being visually interesting is about all they have going for them

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:35 PM)

I assume the Autobots will be even bigger assholes in this one, especially Optimus

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:35 PM)

I have my ticket to see it in IMAX this Saturday... looking forward to another bizarre, 3 hour spectacle of something or other

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Bay already said he won't do another... but what does a persons word mean these days anyway. Doesn't really matter how bad the movies are (or aren't. You know, whatever floats your goat.) so long as they make money. And his flicks do make money.

@  Telly : (21 June 2017 - 06:12 PM)

maybe this one will do poor enough that theyll have to rethink their entire strategy going forward. and hopefully this WILL be bays last one (specially if it does do poorly). well, rethink after bumblebee anyway

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2017 - 06:07 PM)

Yeah... the reception for the movie has been... mixed to poor to say the least. Thanksfully, I gave up on the bayverse films after the first one.

@  Telly : (21 June 2017 - 05:46 PM)

well theres SOMETHING showing in movie theaters. whether it can actually be CALLED a "movie" seems to be debatable

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 June 2017 - 05:45 PM)

Oh, is the new movie out?

@  Dracula : (21 June 2017 - 05:41 PM)

I got a rock.

@  Xellos : (21 June 2017 - 05:31 PM)

BB here

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 June 2017 - 04:38 PM)

Who here got a Bumblebee shirt and who got the Optimus shirt at the premiere?

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2017 - 02:50 PM)

"Bowdlerizing" basically means censorship, in the "removing anything the person in charge of the editing considers unsuitable for children" sense.

@  Foffy : (21 June 2017 - 01:38 PM)

Sorry, not sure what happened there. Shout edited; link should work now.

@  Robowang : (21 June 2017 - 01:29 PM)

So bowdlerizing is sending someone to a 404 link?

@  Foffy : (21 June 2017 - 09:49 AM)

http://tvtropes.org/...Main/Bowdlerise

@  Robowang : (21 June 2017 - 09:46 AM)

What the hell is "bowdlerlize"?

@  unluckiness : (21 June 2017 - 08:39 AM)

Language evolves. As long as enough people know what the other's talking about, they'll use whatever term's handy despite incorrect etymology or meaning.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 06:48 AM)

Just saying, it doesn't suggest that Xanatos "changed the face of cartoon villainy", which would require something like influence of Xanatos himself on cartoons in general. His name being used as a shorthand on the internet isn't really relevant to this, especially when it's not about his fame specifically.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 June 2017 - 05:36 AM)

The English language is a bit like that, though. We know what it means to bowdlerize something, even if very few of us remember Thomas Bowdler.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 01:58 AM)

The Grandfather Clause page outright says that Xanatos Gambit is kept at that name not because Xanatos is super famous and influential but simply because the term itself is used a lot on the internet.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 01:53 AM)

The site's had a history of being weirdly biased to naming things after specific examples even when it's not the best choice, though it used to be worse (i.e. Spikeification)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 01:49 AM)

TVT's naming choice is hardly proof of that a character "changed the face of cartoon villainy".

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2017 - 10:47 PM)

I'd say he's second only to the Big Bad of "Watchmen" in that regard (younger fans sometimes check out this website, and I'd rather not spoil his identity until they're old enough to read the comic).

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2017 - 10:46 PM)

Proving just how much Xanatos changed the face of cartoon villainy.

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 June 2017 - 10:28 PM)

My favorite trope is "Xanatos Gsmbit", but my favorite name for a trope is "Xanatos Speed Chess"

@  Paladin : (20 June 2017 - 04:19 PM)

they're good dogs, Dracula.

@  Dracula : (20 June 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I quite like "All Animals Are Dogs"

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2017 - 01:03 PM)

Mine would be the Funny Moments page for Dragon Ball Z Abridged.

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2017 - 01:02 PM)

My favourite pages are "comic book time", "not allowed to grow up" and "did not do the research".

@  Benbot : (20 June 2017 - 11:51 AM)

Uh oh, I just ventured into TV Tropes again.

@  Locoman : (20 June 2017 - 11:04 AM)

ALL HAIL THE DARK LORD OF THE TWIN MOONS.

@  Foffy : (20 June 2017 - 09:30 AM)

What about a cow woman?

@  unluckiness : (20 June 2017 - 09:20 AM)

Don't have a cow man

@  Robowang : (20 June 2017 - 08:54 AM)

or before 1992. Even worse.

@  Paladin : (20 June 2017 - 08:48 AM)

is it after 1997? then probably bad.

@  Benbot : (20 June 2017 - 08:19 AM)

I've completely lost track of whether it's in a good phase or bad


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#2061 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:43 PM

I got my $50 Computron in the mail yesterday. I gotta say, he's got MP Ironhide syndrome, looks so much better in person. And I really prefer the "real" fists and feet, clever though the HFGs were. He looks better proportioned and less hunched than my other combiners, which I've grown disinterested in. I'm selling Superon and Menasor, but I'll keep Bruticus and now this one. 

 

I wish he had the Takara head and guns, and I don't like the green on Afteburner, but otherwise I really prefer this version to Takara's. Strafe is so much more Strafy, and the team gels aesthetically much better than photos indicated.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:52 PM

I don't like the green on Afterburner either.  I guess that's my main complaint.  Might paint over that.  Pretty happy with it!  ($40 + tax for me because I had one of those 20% coupons for signing up for their list)


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:41 PM

And I really prefer the "real" fists and feet, clever though the HFGs were.

 

i can deal with the hands, but the feet ones are atrocious. i understand wanting everything to be swappable (is that even a word?), but they really shouldve made the feet ones wider.

 

but i can always buy perfect effects upgrades


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#2064 gargunkle

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 08:10 AM

HTS is currently offering free shipping on orders over $29.  It doesn't give an expiry that I see, just says "while supplies last."


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#2065 Darknova4life

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 10:52 AM

That's a good deal.  Gah, I hope Kickback and Gnaw are orderable soon. 



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 10:57 AM

Voyager Megatron & Optimus are listed, but not orderable (or sold out).

http://www.hasbrotoy...ands/-c0276as00

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#2067 NightViper

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:03 AM

As far as I can tell - since I've been checking the Optimus listing like EVERY DAY - they were never in stock.



#2068 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:02 AM


Sequoia is in stock. I think that's new?


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#2069 LV!

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:23 PM

Maybe he'll still be around when they get Brushfire. I could probably justify shipping for that, although admittedly all the new RB stuff makes me less worried that what seemed like end-of-the-line short-ships will be hard to get.



#2070 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:55 AM


Gnaw, Kickback, and Bumblebee are in stock and orderable.

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#2071 LV!

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:03 AM

Just in time for Sequoia to be out of stock. Although I guess free shipping kind of makes it not matter.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:27 AM

Well, Gnaw is out of stock and the code was only valid on the 14th, so yet another "cart full, abandon order" for me.  (In fact, there's no longer any way to tell if something is in stock without trying to buy it.)

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:11 AM


The LOVE2017 code is good through tonight.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:46 AM

Kickback's already sold out too, now.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:12 AM

Are Voyager Prime and Megatron actually going to get a release? This is crazy. No one has them in stock and people are already getting their hands on Broadside. 

 

Broadside was supposed to be released after Prime and Megs, wasn't he? 


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:16 AM

I've found Megatron at Canadian retail but... It's always just him.

 

This version of Optimus must be more popular than I counted on.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:02 PM

Well, I tried entering the code and was told it was invalid.  I'll just wait for brick and mortar.

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:37 PM

Promo code worked for me.

#2079 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:51 PM

Well, I tried entering the code and was told it was invalid.  I'll just wait for brick and mortar.
 
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:56 PM

IDW trades are starting to appear on HTS now:

 

http://www.hasbrotoy...=idw publishing





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