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@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Mayor?

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 October 2020 - 07:38 AM)

Greasepit for the Sports Car Patrol, Airwave for the Airstrike Patrol, Hot House for the Rescue Patrol, Ironworks for ????


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#2001 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:43 AM

Nothing but Wolvies, Cyclops, and Stryfes at my local TRU as well. The only reason I even have a Storm is thanks to Onyx Minor. But my Jubilee remains armless because I never found a Magneto. :(



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:08 PM

So, grain of salt and everything, but there's a rumored 3rd wave of Avengers Legends that would be a Walgreens exclusive.

 

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:41 PM

Hmm. Interesting. I have no interest, but I understand seeing a "heavy hitter" in each wave.

 

Also, the Odin wave seems to be making its way across the states. An eBay listing for Iron Fist originated from Illinois.


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:58 PM

Of that lineup, Iron Man and Strange appeal to me. I wonder what Marvel Hero Number One is.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 09:04 PM

Marvel Hero Number One? We're getting a Jim Hammond Human Torch figure? :)

 

War Machine interests me. Doctor Strange will depend heavily on the execution.

A lot of his costumes don't seem very action figure friendly.




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Posted 26 January 2015 - 09:24 PM

Marvel Hero Number One? We're getting a Jim Hammond Human Torch figure? :)

 

War Machine interests me. Doctor Strange will depend heavily on the execution.

A lot of his costumes don't seem very action figure friendly.

I want a current Jim Hammond: Agent of Shield figure.

Strange's current Black/Red look would be my best bet, bonus points if he comes with a bonus Black Priest head.


Edited by Internet Jesus, 26 January 2015 - 09:26 PM.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 04:48 AM

I just hope I get an Angela figure somewhere down the line...but I doubt it's that.



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:22 AM

For Strange, I really want him to have the Straczynski look from the limited series a number of years back. :thumbsup



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:46 AM

Just realized that War Machine might be the unreleased repaint of the movie Iron Patriot figure instead of a new comic-based War Machine.

If that's the case I would rather  have the Rescue that was shown at the same time.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 27 January 2015 - 11:47 AM.



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 03:36 PM

Picked up a cheap ML10 X-Factor Cyclops off eBay, which arrived today. Just put it in the display case and what do I see at the back of the shelf? Yep, I already own it. I now remember it's ML12 Bishop variant I nevee got. This was a cheap mistake, but an annoying one, as it's a terrible figure with an inacurrate deco (stripes are way too thin conpared to any comic appearance).

I hate when this happens.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 02:08 AM

It's really weird seeing Agent Venom get one of those "Spider-man is riding a vehicle for some reason" toys.

Although more appropriate because he/they, at least in the comics, did a lot of cross-country business.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 31 January 2015 - 02:08 AM.



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Posted 31 January 2015 - 03:27 AM

I just found the new Legends at Target, so they're out there. Sadly I missed my Captain Marvel due to scalpers but I did score me a Sentry and my god does he look way better than the old one.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 31 January 2015 - 07:40 AM

Legends are back up for sale on TRU.com. As of right now, only Thor and Scarlet Witch are sold out.

 

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#2014 Big Show

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 07:47 AM

Where in the country are you, IJ?

 

EDIT: Screw it. just ordered the guys available on the site. For $19.99 and free shipping, it was worth it to not have to hunt. With Hawkeye already on the way, the hunt is down to Thor and Scarlet Witch.


Edited by Big Show, 31 January 2015 - 09:01 AM.

QUOTE(David Willis)
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#2015 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 09:47 AM

Amazon can hook you up with that Thor, but I'm afraid I got the last decent-priced Witch.

 

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 11:17 AM

Eh, I have a feeling Thor will shelfwarm. I'm going out today with the wife. I have a feeling that I will come across this assortment because I just bought most of them.

 

Thanks, though. :)


Edited by Big Show, 31 January 2015 - 11:18 AM.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 08:46 PM

Where in the country are you, IJ?

 

EDIT: Screw it. just ordered the guys available on the site. For $19.99 and free shipping, it was worth it to not have to hunt. With Hawkeye already on the way, the hunt is down to Thor and Scarlet Witch.

Bay Area, California.

Looks like Machine Man will be our Shelfwarmer. Sigh.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 06:38 AM

Ahh, Cali. From the best I can tell, this wave is getting close. Maybe it'll show at some point this week.


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 06:40 AM

I just found the new Legends at Target, so they're out there. Sadly I missed my Captain Marvel due to scalpers but I did score me a Sentry and my god does he look way better than the old one.

 

I wish I had checked this thread the day you posted.  I got to Target just a little too late yesterday.  Most of the wave was gone.  :(



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 10:46 AM

So my wife's former coworker let me know they had a truck coming in last night at TRU. Because she loves me and enables my hobby/sickness, my lovely wife was at TRU at opening and now has the last 2 Legends I needed from this wave in her hot little hands (Thor and Scarlet Witch). The downside is that now I get to wait until my birthday at the end of the month for ALL of the wave. :D
 

Needless to say, I'm very excited!


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