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@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:30 PM)

Well, my main point is that it will speed up the system migration so I have A) less system downtime because there are fewer files to transfer before the new system can be up and running and B) it reduces the risk of something going wrong during the system migration.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 May 2020 - 06:19 AM)

If your primary is getting cleaned up anyway cause you were backing stuff up, then yeah, no reason not to. But largely, it's not a necessary step.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 AM)

It's like you find out that there's a fire going to break out in the house you live in soon, so you find a new place, get your entire Transformers collection into safe storage, and now all that's left are the empty cabinets which you intend to move over to your new place soon. If the fire breaks out before then, sure, you'd need to get new cabinets, but your toys are already out of the danger zone.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:27 AM)

At this point, I'm in a "if the old system crashed before the new drive arrives, it will be slightly annoying, not a complete disaster" mood.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I've mostly just backed up my personal files and stuff on the external hard drive. The existing Windows installment is supposed to be directly cloned to the new drive once it arrives.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 May 2020 - 01:44 AM)

Who else has ever been so out of it that you've gotten into the shower with your glasses on?

@  Echowarrior : (20 May 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Nope. We've been forced to go with Eclipse. It sucks, and I will continue to call the people in charge of the website fascists until they give me reason to do otherwise.

@  CORVUS : (20 May 2020 - 10:20 PM)

Yeah, I'm not a fan of the new layout either. Fortunately you can stay with the old one though.

@  Liege : (20 May 2020 - 08:57 PM)

So now it matches 90% of the content.

@  Trpodeca : (20 May 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Wow the new Deviantart layout is terrible.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 May 2020 - 10:39 AM)

Are you referring to cloning your drive to install into your computer as the replacement, or are you creating an image to restore from should something unforseen occur?


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#3741 Betty Nor

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Posted 05 May 2020 - 06:12 PM

If I thought discontinuing the BAF process would lower the price of ML figures, I would be for it.  I'd rather buy BAF whole as deluxe figures than feel compelled to buy another Spidey variant or D-list character.


But since that's not likely going to happen, I guess I'll just keep getting both.  P.O.'ed Kingpin because I want him on the vintage card, even though the deco isn't 90s Spider-Man.


And also since I ended up using my BAF Kingpin for Farouk's body, I may be compelled to open him some day.  Until then, I'll keep my Face Off Kingpin from ToyBiz in my Spider-Villain shelf.

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Posted 06 May 2020 - 01:32 AM

OMG How did I never think of using the Kingpin Body for the Shadow Kings head. :doh


But I do only have a Leg of Kingpin so I guess it never was kind of a thing I was going for anyways. But with all the Spiders I've gotten recently I do need to offset it with some good villains..... The downside is I really have no love for many of Spidey's Villains classic appearances. I'd like a classic Green Goblin or Hobgoblin, Sandman, and maybe Scorpion, but others like Doc Ock, Rhino, Chameleon and more just do nothing for me. Though Sandman may be me wanting to have him with Sable and a Wildpack army builder figure. Currently the only three Spider villains I've got have been the Demogoblin BaF which I grabbed mostly off eBay, Doppelganger, and Superior Octopus. But If they did a 90's toon Ock and Vulture I'd be down for that.


As it is, without rereleases of some of them I'll settle for the new releases of Kingpin and Venom. Still have a few Spider's I need yet to collect too, including a normal Pete :D  And either Classic or the White suit for 2099.

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 05:28 AM

OMG How did I never think of using the Kingpin Body for the Shadow Kings head. :doh

That is the intended purpose of the head, even if it's not officially documented anywhere.  It was one of those "bonus" accessories, in the same vein as the previous Onslaught head inclusion with Rogue, or the Apocalypse claw weapon inclusion with Deluxe Archangel.


Even more of a secret "hack" though, is commandeering the BAF Monster Venom's hands to complete the Shadow King look.

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 06:22 PM

Pre orders for the Retro Spidey wave, AoA Apocalypse, and War Machine went live at online retailers today it seems

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 05:53 AM

Yep.  PO'ed all except Daredevil, whom I still want but am going to wait for a possible sale later.

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 09:21 AM

I went after Spidey, Gwen, and Goblin. That Pete doesnt do it for me. If the glasses are removable on the normal head maybe, but on that card Id want to see a Pete based on the 90s cartoon with the polo going on :D

I should get classic Electro, but like classic Ock, I just am not fond of the excessive lightning mask and would rather see a modern version of Max with the bolt patterns etched on his face. DD is kinda tempting as I always was a sucker for heroes with over the top armored suits in the era. If I saw an affordable Knightfall AzBatman that was comparable to a ML figure Id be all over it.

But AoA Apocalypse is purchased no buts about it. Besides being an AoA fanboy, I could definitely use the extra head to finally complete the BaF version somewhat. But admittedly the Shadow Kings head does look interesting on it for now.

War Machine is tempting mainly for the effects parts. Classic WM is cool on itself but Im not trying to start an Iron Man Armory. I almost went down that rabbit hole with Endgame Rescue.

Im actually more curious as to when the Strong Guy wave is now. I really hope its late in the year now. There is way too much going on in September right now.

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#3747 Betty Nor

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 10:13 AM

I initially passed on Peter, myself as even though I know the glasses are the classic comic book design, I feel like it makes the figure look like he'd be hanging outside kiddie parks in a van.


Then I had the thought that I might be able to use my Peter head from the MJ two-pack and that was enough to sell me on it.  If the head doesn't fit, then I guess that will be that.


For the retro series, I'm only planning to open Peter and Gwen.  Maybe a second Spider-Man, but I've already got Gobby and Electro so they'll be staying MOC on the wall with my retro-X-men.  Basically, if the figure was an original release, it stays MOC.  If it's just a figure on a retro card, then it gets opened.


It's why I have Cyclops, Iceman, Storm, Silver Samurai, and Deadpool all still on their cards, but I opened Dazzler and Wolverine with no hesitation.  I did go back and get doubles of Silver Samurai, Storm, and Iceman, though.

Edited by Betty Nor, 23 May 2020 - 05:13 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 01:54 PM

I only ordered the Pete. Why? Because I'm trying to limit my ML figure buying to mostly Avengers/Hulk characters and when I saw that Pete I thought it'd be a great base for 90's leather jacketed Avengers. Figure I'll put a Black Knight head on it and see what I think.

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 06:21 PM

Just AoA Apocalypse here.

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