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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?


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#1961 lastmaximal

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 09:39 AM

Apparently Age of Ultron WILL be getting a 3.75 product line...with 5 POA.

http://news.toyark.c...t-images-148049

 

Still don't know yet if there will be a super articulated line or not.

 

Huh. 


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:06 AM

 

Apparently Age of Ultron WILL be getting a 3.75 product line...with 5 POA.

http://news.toyark.c...t-images-148049

 

Still don't know yet if there will be a super articulated line or not.

 

Huh. 

 

No surprises there - 5 POA seems to be the new standard for movie-specific lines with the SA stuff reserved for Universe.


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#1963 Have a Pickle

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 01:51 PM

I don't normally look at online retail for these, but I'm surprised the Hydra Agent is still in stock.

Do people not army build any more?

 

Not at $20 a pop. 



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 05:27 PM

If the Ant-man Marvel Legends series does indeed have a bunch of Ant-men in it(and it isn't just a single figure like I've seen someone speculate) I might be all over it.

The Ant-man legacy might be a little boring, but I do really like most incarnations of the suit.




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Posted 13 January 2015 - 08:53 PM

Any of your interested in the 2.5" line?

http://www.hisstank....-post95001.html

 

Close up of the HB

http://www.hisstank....-post95003.html

 

Look decent for what they are, and if merchandising is tied closely to the film, we might be seeing some War Machine action in the movie.



#1966 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:37 AM

Yahoo has a big toy preview for the line "showing up next month"

https://www.yahoo.co...72.html?src=rss

 

No mention of the 3.75 line, which tells me it will be a limited throwaway assortment.  The big deal will be the big push for 2.5 including a "build a playset"

 

They're also getting around some of the character overload issues by packing Ultron drones with Heroes, it seems.



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 11:30 AM

Kind of a shame that we've gotten three young Spider-ladies so far without there being a dedicated young Spider-lady body.

That "teenage" girl body isn't bad, but it could be spidery-er.

 

Also, does Ultimare Spider-Woman have sculpted lips? Is that accurate to the comics?

It probably varies by artist, but none of the others with covered mouths have that.

 

edit: I think I'd really be into that 2.5 stuff as a kid.

Regular action bored me because of their lack of articulation, but that's a lot easier to excuse on smaller figures, especially ones that tie in with playsets.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 07:27 PM

New Spider-man 2099 is going to be mine



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:08 PM

New Legends and 3.75" toys up for preorder at BBTS.

 

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:23 PM

 

That "teenage" girl body isn't bad, but it could be spidery-er.

 

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:19 PM

Miguel, Anti-Venom and possibly 616 Spidey are buys.

 

Mayday is a maybe. Already have the variant DD from the Holocaust wave so he's out and I don't have an attachment to Ultimate Jessica.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:27 PM

I'll trade up from Nemesis-wave Daredevil in a second.

 

The only one who feels like a waste this wave is Peter himself, and they could have solved that by simply giving us an unmasked head.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:33 PM

The pizza accessory is pretty neat, at least. Don't get a lot of super heroes with their own pizza

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 12:30 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if I still had some of those pizza slices the original Ninja Turtles came with.

 

At least, I always used them as pizza slices. They were probably some kind of weird weapon.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 01:54 AM

Not much interest in anybody but Miguel. But at least he comes with a cool giant flaming sword. There's always a use for that.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:15 PM

I kinda love that combined avengers tower playset.
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 10:08 AM

It's a great idea - it's just a shame I'm not willing to add yet another scale to my collections.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:56 PM

Official pics are out from Hasbro:

http://news.toyark.c...ges-info-148359

 

Oddly, War Machine gets mentioned, but no mention of Scarlett Witch, Black Widow, Quicksilver or Vision.  Given the greater scope of the line and character range than GotG, I'm suspecting we'll get a wave 2 of at least the 2 packs come this fall.  Also noticing some pieces on that Avengers Tower that don't appear to be with any of the box sets, unless the Quinjet comes with a few pieces (or, again, Hasbro has a wave 2 of sets coming in the fall).

Also, that Iron Man 2.5" figure looks better painted than the 3.75 figure :p

 

No mention of Legends or the 5 POA figures, which really does say to me Hasbro views them as secondary to the kid push.

 

 

Of course, there are endless posts on the internet bemoaning the lack of "proper" action figures, which is frustrating to read because we all know what would happen:

Hasbro shows a super articulated 3.75" line-

Complaints at the 12.99 pricepoint

Complaints about any "kid centric" inclusions or articulation modifications

Complaints that the first wave are all guys we've already gotten

Complaints that (because the first wave's mediocre sales) "necessary characters" don't see wide distribution in subsequent waves

Complaints that some "necessary characters" don't get made in the first place

Complaints Hasbro isn't making a $60 Quinjet

Complaints Hasbro WAS making a $60 Quinjet

Complaints that Hasbro didn't make a 3.75 scaled Avengers tower (and even if they were, people would likely complain it would be too expensive, just like the Helicarrier)

Complaints when later waves show up at discounters some don't have access to.

And so on...

 

To me, I'd much rather see a REAL focus on getting kids hooked with cheap, fun toys, than drive them away with multiple (remember, there's a 6" segment too) collector centric offerings with high pricepoints.

 

I did a cost analysis at Hisstank when Guardians were out, and I figure that for $45-50, a kid could get the ENTIRE Guardians team, with ship, and a handful of secondary characters.  At 3.75" scale, to accomplish that would cost three times that (assuming some characters even got made to begin with)


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:53 PM

I figure that for $45-50, a kid could get the ENTIRE Guardians team, with ship, and a handful of secondary characters.

 

That seems like good business.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 06:49 PM

"But's not in the right scale for my collection!" :p





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