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@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.

@  Telly : (13 February 2021 - 01:49 AM)

thats the main reason i got rid of my alternators. too much of a pain to transform

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:13 AM)

Didn't use a hammer, but feeling a little less sentimental.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:12 AM)

(The video I found to get some hints had alcohol and a hammer, and by the time I was done, I understood why.)

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:11 AM)

I posted something about feeling all sentimental when I transformed alternators Smokescreen a few days ago...and tonight I tried transforming Grimlock.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

they don't taste great.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

I'm eating my words...

@  Kaon : (12 February 2021 - 01:48 AM)

How is everyone tonight

@  Telly : (11 February 2021 - 06:31 PM)

even intergalactic despots need some down time

@  wonko the sane? : (11 February 2021 - 05:07 PM)

Then he went and hid in a hot tub for a few months...


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#1 Dake

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 11:14 AM

Found a good way to start off the rejuvenated Joe thread:

Joe Declassified has lots of loose pics of the next waves.

Everyone looks really good except Scarlett's face [hopefully] photographs weird. Her nose seems really big - or at least her nostrils are very prominent. Looking at most of the other female headsculpts we've gotten, Joe/Star Wars/Marvel, nobody has such defined nostrils. I'm hoping it doesn't looks quite as bad irl.

The only other slight issue I see is the increasing tendency to have jackets/vests that don't stay closed. Technoviper and Cobra Trooper both seem to have this issue as does Renegades Firefly. I'm not sure if the tabs just need to be a little longer maybe, but it's kind of annoying.

I wonder if part of the Technoviper's helmet is removeable or if it's just not quite glued on straight on this guy's figure because the forehead stripe doesn't quite line up right.


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 03:54 PM

My personal favorite from the batch is the Techno-Viper; I've been wanting a new one for years now.

From there, I *might* go for that trooper, but I'd have to give him a new weapon since to me that blaster looks ridiculously over-sized.

I like Tunnel Rat, but I already have the one from the Wal-Mart two-packs last year. However, I do have a spare PIT Commando head lying around (I used Beach-Head's unmasked head for an LBC) and so I might be able to work something out with that.

Scarlett and Ripcord have nice body molds, but their heads just don't sit right with me either; Scarlett's hands also bug me, as they don't look right half-painted like that. I might use the two as custom fodder, but only if I can find some cheap repro heads.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:26 PM

For me, this Tunnel Rat is so utterly different than the Anniversary version they can occupy the same space (were I to do that of course).

Carded Storm Shadow at AC Toys.



It's hard to tell for sure, but it looks like he's kept all his accessories although I don't see the other black belt or the chain weapon.
 
 
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:41 PM

... Is that supposed to be Ripcord?

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:44 PM

Well, as far as weapons on Stormy I'm willing to lose, the chain is way up there.
Hopefully the black belt and the black backpack strap are in that lower left corner.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 10:12 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Nov 5 2011, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... Is that supposed to be Ripcord?


Yeah - why? It's fairly accurate (minus the last minute vest swap) to the cartoon allowing for "real-lifing" anyway.
 
 
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#7 Detour

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 01:15 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 5 2011, 10:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Nov 5 2011, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... Is that supposed to be Ripcord?


Yeah - why? It's fairly accurate (minus the last minute vest swap) to the cartoon allowing for "real-lifing" anyway.

You know, except for the part where they made him bald.
I'd hoped that was just a flaw with the prototype but apparently Hasbro felt there weren't enough bald black guys in Joe already.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:39 AM

I've heard he's bald in the Renegades comic.

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#9 Dake

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:55 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 6 2011, 12:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 5 2011, 10:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Nov 5 2011, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... Is that supposed to be Ripcord?


Yeah - why? It's fairly accurate (minus the last minute vest swap) to the cartoon allowing for "real-lifing" anyway.

You know, except for the part where they made him bald.
I'd hoped that was just a flaw with the prototype but apparently Hasbro felt there weren't enough bald black guys in Joe already.

Ha - oh yeah, you're right! icon-fire.gif
 
 
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#10 Detour

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:34 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Nov 6 2011, 08:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've heard he's bald in the Renegades comic.

Randy

....what Renegades comic? icon-depth.gif

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:43 PM

I saw a Renegades figure at Walmart the other day and I was tickled that the toy looks more like a real person than the cartoon models.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:53 AM

Oh my god all those accessories with Storm Shadow oh my god so beautiful

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:21 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 6 2011, 07:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Nov 6 2011, 08:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've heard he's bald in the Renegades comic.

Randy

....what Renegades comic? icon-depth.gif

Or so my brother led me to believe (coming from him). It must just be one of IDW's comics that he referred to as such even though it must not be Renegades.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:05 AM

QUOTE(Axaday @ Nov 6 2011, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw a Renegades figure at Walmart the other day and I was tickled that the toy looks more like a real person than the cartoon models.

Why? They've said from day one the Joe line can't support two different aesthetics like Star Wars, and any cartoon toys will be created to fit in with the existing style.


 
 
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:40 PM

TNT revealed now:

http://gijoeclub.com...011/TNTfWEB.jpg

Sadly they didn't try much to distinguish the mold from Blowtorch (the original TNT sported a different helmet and waistpiece).

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 8 2011, 07:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TNT revealed now:

http://gijoeclub.com...011/TNTfWEB.jpg

Sadly they didn't try much to distinguish the mold from Blowtorch (the original TNT sported a different helmet and waistpiece).

It was Doc's helmet at that I believe, so I might have to swap one in myself. One of the bad things about the modern sculpts though is it's not so easy to swap crotches.

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#17 Detour

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:56 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 8 2011, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It was Doc's helmet at that I believe, so I might have to swap one in myself.

It was indeed, although because of the difference in head sizes it wouldn't work. Not that the Club itself couldn't have tried a different helmet nonetheless.
Or use a different, smaller head that can wear the helmet.

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One of the bad things about the modern sculpts though is it's not so easy to swap crotches.

Yes, but Blowtorch's thing there is a separate belt piece. The Club could have omitted it and used a different belt instead.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:35 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 8 2011, 08:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TNT revealed now:

http://gijoeclub.com...011/TNTfWEB.jpg

Sadly they didn't try much to distinguish the mold from Blowtorch (the original TNT sported a different helmet and waistpiece).

Looks pretty great to me considering the very different colors, helmet, and weapons.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:54 AM

I'm liking what I see. Renegades will probably be my first real foray into buying Joes at retail for my own collecting purposes.
(unless you count the Trakker Joe I had to pick up for M.A.S.K.)

Edited by Asquian, 09 November 2011 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 12:51 PM

Bbts sent TNI a bunch of pics of the upcoming sets.
 
 
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