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@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.


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#2941 Dake

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:09 AM

To each their own. The Tread Ripper was designed as the HISS Scout, so it was tweaked to look like the vehicle from the film. That being said it follows in the fine tradition of most Joe vehicles of being highly impractical and fairly dangerous for its operators - if nothing else, at least it has a roll cage and not just an open cockpit like the Scout. It's more practical than the Armadillo for example. Comparing it to the Mole Pod is just mean. icon-waspy.gif


 
 
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#2942 Betty Nor

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:50 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jun 29 2013, 06:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.

Yeah, but most of the time clearance means that DPCI isn't going to be carried anymore.

So unless Joes are coming in under a new DPCI, which they might if they're getting new packaging/branding, it would seem it's possible they're not sticking around at Target for much longer.

Edited by Betty Nor, 30 June 2013 - 12:52 PM.


#2943 Detour

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:28 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jun 30 2013, 09:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To each their own. The Tread Ripper was designed as the HISS Scout, so it was tweaked to look like the vehicle from the film. That being said it follows in the fine tradition of most Joe vehicles of being highly impractical and fairly dangerous for its operators - if nothing else, at least it has a roll cage and not just an open cockpit like the Scout. It's more practical than the Armadillo for example. Comparing it to the Mole Pod is just mean. icon-waspy.gif

Eh, it's all just fun.
GI Joe isn't the main military, I see them handling these somewhat riskier, yet faster, more specialized and more expensive vehicles because they're the best.
Who wants to see Steeler sit in the commander chair of a plain Abrams when he could be tearing through Cobra platoons on the Tread Ripper?

And really? I like the mole pod! It's a great vehicle that fits its purpose perfectly! I have all three versions.

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 01 July 2013 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jun 30 2013, 09:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That being said it follows in the fine tradition of most Joe vehicles of being highly impractical and fairly dangerous for its operators

This right here is where I stand on it. GI Joe is military fantasy, and this looks like the sort of thing I'd expect to (and technically did!) see in a military fantasy film. It's actually rather tame compared to some of the crazy stuff the Joes have tooled around in over the years, and... *glances at the Cobra motor pool* I'll stop before I start taking cheap shots.

Amusingly, in the Club comics, Low-Light saw the original HISS Scouts and cheerfully commented on how "those open cockpits are a sniper's dream". While clearly coincidence, it's still pretty amusing and fitting that the first thing the Joes do when they get their hands on the design is add a roll cage. icon-fire.gif

It's a fun little toy. Nothing amazing, but I don't regret the purchase.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

Exactly, I like the Tread Ripper myself. I would rather it kept the moving tracks from the HISS Scout, but the molded ones are what makes it look closer to the movie vehicle.
 
 
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#2946 MightyMegs

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:38 PM

I tried to add red to my modern Televiper, to make him more 'viperish'... but I dunno. Red, or classic purple accents?



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:37 PM

Classic purple is nice for nostalgia's sake, but I gotta say that after seeing the red and it's actual-viper-like quality, I'm going with red.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:22 AM

QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jun 29 2013, 11:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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

All this and yet you couldn't warn me about how the driver area was retooled to be a lot less roomy?
Fitting my bulky Steeler in there has been a herculean task... Might have to give this one to Cover Girl when I get her finished and wait for something else for Steeler....

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 03 July 2013 - 03:26 PM

Earlier today USA aired an old episode of NCIS entitled "Identity Crisis".


The corpse of the week was an ex-con operating under the name "Marvin Hinton". He had agreed to work undercover for the FBI in exchange for a new lease on life, and his point of contact was an agent named "Courtney Kreiger".


I had to point this one out to my mom, who totally missed it.

#2950 Dr Syn

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:35 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 3 2013, 02:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jun 29 2013, 11:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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

All this and yet you couldn't warn me about how the driver area was retooled to be a lot less roomy?
Fitting my bulky Steeler in there has been a herculean task... Might have to give this one to Cover Girl when I get her finished and wait for something else for Steeler....



I... don't know what your Steeler looks like.
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#2951 Detour

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:37 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 3 2013, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Earlier today USA aired an old episode of NCIS entitled "Identity Crisis".


The corpse of the week was an ex-con operating under the name "Marvin Hinton". He had agreed to work undercover for the FBI in exchange for a new lease on life, and his point of contact was an agent named "Courtney Kreiger".


I had to point this one out to my mom, who totally missed it.


And yet you missed Robert Graves, Shannon O'Hara and Carl Greer.


QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I... don't know what your Steeler looks like.



But really it was more about the limited figure space compared to the HISS Scout, than about my figure proper.

Edited by Detour, 03 July 2013 - 03:50 PM.

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.

 


#2952 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:48 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 3 2013, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And yet you missed Robert Graves, Shannon O'Hara and Carl Greer.


I was in and out of the room, so I probably did miss those.

#2953 Dr Syn

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:58 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 3 2013, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 3 2013, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Earlier today USA aired an old episode of NCIS entitled "Identity Crisis".


The corpse of the week was an ex-con operating under the name "Marvin Hinton". He had agreed to work undercover for the FBI in exchange for a new lease on life, and his point of contact was an agent named "Courtney Kreiger".


I had to point this one out to my mom, who totally missed it.


And yet you missed Robert Graves, Shannon O'Hara and Carl Greer.


QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I... don't know what your Steeler looks like.



But really it was more about the limited figure space compared to the HISS Scout, than about my figure proper.


That's a good Steeler. I didn't know about the space reduction compared to the HiSS Scout (haven't got one yet/ever).


MightyMegs, I'd go with the knee pads, holster, pouches and arm guards matching the dark purple on the vest.
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#2954 Detour

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:05 PM

QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's a good Steeler. I didn't know about the space reduction compared to the HiSS Scout (haven't got one yet/ever).

http://www.yojoe.com.../3047/30619.jpg
http://www.yojoe.com.../3574/39080.jpg
They filled in a large segment of the driver's area, in the back.

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.

 


#2955 MightyMegs

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
MightyMegs, I'd go with the knee pads, holster, pouches and arm guards matching the dark purple on the vest.

I didn't do the kneepads... but here he is in purple. Better than red? And should I paint the vest the lighter purple?


Edited by MightyMegs, 03 July 2013 - 06:14 PM.


#2956 Dr Syn

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:24 PM

QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Jul 3 2013, 06:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
MightyMegs, I'd go with the knee pads, holster, pouches and arm guards matching the dark purple on the vest.

I didn't do the kneepads... but here he is in purple. Better than red? And should I paint the vest the lighter purple?




If anything just paint the lighter purple to match the vest, or leave as is. It works for me.
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#2957 Detour

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:27 PM

I think if the kneepads and boots were painted the same deep purple as the vest, it'd be a solid look.

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.

 


#2958 Detour

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

Decided to improve upon the POC HISS Driver by removing the ill-fitting armor and painting the sculpted armor beneath:


The belt is a placeholder borrowed from a Captain America figure, until I can find something else that fits this surprisingly narrow waist.

And in honor of Big Brawler Day, here's my Big Brawler custom. The head was too perfect.


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.

 


#2959 Detour

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:30 AM

Sorry for tripleposting... but viperskingdom has the SDCC exclusive figures up for auction on ebay!

http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item5af2d296c3
http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item5af2d2a7b2
http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item5af2d2ab6d
http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item3f26c8321c
http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item53fac8276a

I don't really care much for non-transforming Joe vehicles colored like TFs, but those figures are just splendid!

Edited by Detour, 04 July 2013 - 05:30 AM.

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 04 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

I'll have to keep an eye on Baroness and Ravage. Those are the only parts of the set that I'm really interested in.



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