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@  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?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers


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#2921 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:04 PM

Speaking of, what is "NYCC Lady Jaye"?

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#2922 MightyMegs

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:12 PM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Jun 26 2013, 03:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking of, what is "NYCC Lady Jaye"?

It's the movie Lady Jaye that's out now... she was originally going to be a show exclusive (hence the bonus weapons).

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:38 PM

Not preordering that whole chunk just to get a Night Viper. Geez.
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#2924 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:30 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jun 26 2013, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not preordering that whole chunk just to get a Night Viper. Geez.

Same, and the Night Viper is higher on my list than the Crimson Guard or Data Viper.

Guess I'll roll the dice on retail.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Jun 26 2013, 07:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Jun 26 2013, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not preordering that whole chunk just to get a Night Viper. Geez.

Same, and the Night Viper is higher on my list than the Crimson Guard or Data Viper.

Guess I'll roll the dice on retail.


I'm in the opposite boat.

I *want* most of the figures in that assortment, but my Half.com store has been operating below par and so I've had to scale back my collecting budget to compensate; there's no way I can fit a full case into my budget.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:34 PM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Jun 26 2013, 08:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Jun 26 2013, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not preordering that whole chunk just to get a Night Viper. Geez.

Same, and the Night Viper is higher on my list than the Crimson Guard or Data Viper.

Guess I'll roll the dice on retail.

With USPS raising its shipping costs to Canada, I'm gonna be rolling that dice too...

But Data-Viper's probably the lowest on my army builder list... He's neat, but limited in functionality. I'm getting one, but just one.

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.

 


#2927 Spark

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:15 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 26 2013, 09:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Jun 26 2013, 08:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Jun 26 2013, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not preordering that whole chunk just to get a Night Viper. Geez.

Same, and the Night Viper is higher on my list than the Crimson Guard or Data Viper.

Guess I'll roll the dice on retail.

With USPS raising its shipping costs to Canada, I'm gonna be rolling that dice too...

But Data-Viper's probably the lowest on my army builder list... He's neat, but limited in functionality. I'm getting one, but just one.

Speaking as someone who doesn't army build anything, Data Viper's tops on my list and probably the figure I'm most excited for in, like, years. But I have a soft spot for all the '89-'90 Cobras, so I want that Night Viper.
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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:46 AM

I keep going back and forth on the last wave. I'm almost certain we'll never see it in stores and if we do it will be one case worth and then gone. But man, all the repacks aren't even of the good figures. They're still mostly on pegs right now. The only one worth keeping for customs would be the Lady Jaye. I suppose from that perspective I'm saving money by overpaying for the four new figures... screw it preordered the four. Maybe I'll get lucky and see them before BBTS gets them in stock. Worst case scenario I should be able to sell them again if I have to.

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#2929 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:34 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 26 2013, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But Data-Viper's probably the lowest on my army builder list... He's neat, but limited in functionality. I'm getting one, but just one.

With wave 4 (Ultimate wave), I'm fairly excited/interested in 10 of the 12 figures, so I figured that was a good ratio to justify the expense of a full case purchase. I've been rereading the old GI Joe comics so Kwinn has SOME interest (in that his IS a quality release, though given the option there are about a dozen different things I'd rather take, even an extra CG or CCN or even Data Viper). Budo does NOTHING for me, at all. I think he's a case where hasbro had his tooling done and just dumped him in the assortment (like Kwinn)

QUOTE(Dake @ Jun 27 2013, 11:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I keep going back and forth on the last wave. I'm almost certain we'll never see it in stores and if we do it will be one case worth and then gone. But man, all the repacks aren't even of the good figures. They're still mostly on pegs right now.

But, according to Hisstank, the only thing you can find on shelves are wave 1 figures and the "same old, same old" icon-waspy.gif

I still think a LOT of those people are "seeing what they want to see", not necessarily what's accurately on pegs. Given the naming confusion and all that, I'm very much inclined to say that there were parts of Hasbro's marketing/sales/brand team who didn't realize wave 3 (LJ, etc) saw the kind of saturation it did.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:07 PM

I don't really care about Kwinn at all. He looks boring and isn't a particularly compelling character. His only outstanding trait is that he didn't already exist.
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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:52 PM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Jun 27 2013, 01:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But, according to Hisstank, the only thing you can find on shelves are wave 1 figures and the "same old, same old" icon-waspy.gif

I still think a LOT of those people are "seeing what they want to see", not necessarily what's accurately on pegs. Given the naming confusion and all that, I'm very much inclined to say that there were parts of Hasbro's marketing/sales/brand team who didn't realize wave 3 (LJ, etc) saw the kind of saturation it did.

Heh yeah - it doesn't help that the Roadblock's are so similar at first glance and really the upcoming "Ultimate" is mostly a more articulated version of what we've had before.

I'm sure it's regional as much as anything else (and there aren't any currently left on the pegs) but there were plenty of Coltons and Jayes to be had initially. But the extra wave 2 SE/SSs aren't going anywhere - as usual.

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#2932 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jun 27 2013, 04:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sure it's regional as much as anything else (and there aren't any currently left on the pegs) but there were plenty of Coltons and Jayes to be had initially. But the extra wave 2 SE/SSs aren't going anywhere - as usual.

Storm Shadow I'll give you, but around here at least, the wave 2 Snake Eyes was EXTREMELY popular, usually among the first couple figures sold of a case it seems. I actually couldn't find him until the 3rd or so refresh here.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:54 AM

I'm mainly into these two waves for Ultimate Roadblock -- prefer this outfit to the Battle Kata one, although I dunno what to do with the chair thingy -- and Jinx. Want to get two or three Jinxes actually, one to keep yellow and one to repaint as Vypra and one I dunno yet. Possibly Data Viper just because he's so unusual, and maybe Blind Master, but even that's a bit iffy since his character in the film wasn't really anything.

The rest... all look good, but I don't really need. Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, Kwinn... all amazingly done, and I'm glad my passing on them at least means there's theoretically more for those who want them.


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 12:41 AM

I really wish I could find the Tread Ripper, but no luck yet in my area. icon-screamer.gif

Shame, really wanted that for my custom Steeler to drive....

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 29 June 2013 - 04:16 PM

One of my local Target stores has put all Joe stuff on clearance.
Starting to consider pre-ordering that case from BBTS.

#2936 Detour

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:19 PM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jun 29 2013, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One of my local Target stores has put all Joe stuff on clearance.
Starting to consider pre-ordering that case from BBTS.

Clearance =/= cancellation.

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 29 June 2013 - 05:17 PM

Target is draconian in their clearancing before resets. Then again - when it comes to this line I am not trusting to retail for the tail end.
 
 
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#2938 Dr Syn

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:19 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 29 2013, 12:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really wish I could find the Tread Ripper, but no luck yet in my area. icon-screamer.gif

Shame, really wanted that for my custom Steeler to drive....



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#2939 Detour

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:37 PM

QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jun 29 2013, 10:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 29 2013, 12:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really wish I could find the Tread Ripper, but no luck yet in my area. icon-screamer.gif

Shame, really wanted that for my custom Steeler to drive....



Do you hate your custom Stealer or something?

No, but I love the Tread Ripper's look. Does it have a fundamental flaw I'm unaware of?

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.

 


#2940 Dr Syn

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 29 2013, 09:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jun 29 2013, 10:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 29 2013, 12:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really wish I could find the Tread Ripper, but no luck yet in my area. icon-screamer.gif

Shame, really wanted that for my custom Steeler to drive....



Do you hate your custom Stealer or something?

No, but I love the Tread Ripper's look. Does it have a fundamental flaw I'm unaware of?


This is all my own stupid opinion

It's rather dumb, doesn't look much if anything like the actual vehicle.

The driver sits so far down that if you plug the big gap between the cage canopy (that extends beyond the vehicle's front) he can't see where he's going. The weapons when both are mounted can't rotate 360 any-more since they bash into each other. I'd say it's one of the worst vehicles since the VvsV NEUTRALIZER, the Mole Pod is a better vehicle than this.

It's just a poorly thought out vehicle. I'd say go get a PTE tank or track down a RoC Armored Panther.



It is save-able, if you are prepared to do a ton of scratch building and hours of work

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