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@  Rycochet : (21 September 2019 - 05:22 PM)

To Ashens we transform! We turn into a human, a brown couch and a heap of tat.

@  Patch : (21 September 2019 - 03:02 PM)

Really? Worst alt-mode ever.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2019 - 02:09 PM)

To ashes we transform.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:14 AM)

They aren't all cranky... sure, it's hard to find one in a good mood, but still.

@  unluckiness : (21 September 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Cranky geese is a hell of a tautology

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:07 AM)

... that's like the third flock of geese this morning. Do those cranky bitches know something I should know?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 September 2019 - 06:26 AM)

Isn't there a thread for that?

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

I took a few hours off from work so I could attend. Actually met two coworkers there.

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

Anyone else here who participated in a climate change rally yesterday?

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.


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The G.I. Joe Thread


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#3041 Detour

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:57 PM

QUOTE(the last prince @ Jul 12 2013, 07:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well I wasn't thinking aliens in my bit there, just take the battle out into space, the moon and mars and such. Keep it localized. It's just different than what we have had in the past 2 decades. Not much else has really worked...

Yeah, but all that's boring. Nothing but emptiness and wastelands.



Anywho, customs!


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Cobra Commander:

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 12 July 2013 - 06:59 PM

I like aliens only in a really tiny way, like Blackstar who was sort of, "We don't know who this guy is, and he's never really been seen, but he kicks our asses so hard in space that we're not sure he's ever been on the ground." That kind of thing. I like the Lunartix guys, but I don't even think of them as G. I. Joes, so much as just their own weird subline.

I would not have complained, however, if in some line Cobra Commander popped off his helmet and was actually an alien just because that would be absurd.

My ideal G. I. Joe would probably be twenty minutes into the future and kind of cyberpunk-ish.

Edited by Spark, 12 July 2013 - 07:01 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:05 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jul 12 2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, it's a lost cause. The people who champion straight military realism in GI Joe always point to the first few years of ARAH as the gold standard. Point out that right from the start we had a Laser Trooper MOS and an artillery laser, and they just roll their eyes and tell you that you don't get it.


Actually, IRL lasers were all the rage back in the 1970s and very early 1980s. In fact, back when I was in JROTC one day one of my instructors (an artillery officer) told us about a briefing he once attended in which someone was pitching the notion of lasers as an anti-aircraft weapon.

In fact, a lot of the "Huh?" stuff we saw in the 1980s - early 1990s Joe line was actually either based on real-world military tech or based on real-world conceptual designs for military tech. This even includes things like the X-Wing helicopter (Sikorsky was actually working on an aircraft that could go between fixed-wing and rotary-wing flight), the Phantom X-19 (based on a rumored F-19 advanced tactical "stealth" fighter that was ultimately revealed to be bogus), and the Thunderclap (a heavily redone M65 "Atomic Annie" concept atomic artillery piece).

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:12 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 12 2013, 06:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
EDIT: Also, we need more Joe firefighters. Just Barbecue alone isn't enough. We need a few more Joe firefighters and a firefighting vehicle. Kids love firefighters.


There was actually a Firefighter subteam proposed for the 1992 assortment, but it was dropped for reasons unknown.

Of note, however, is that 1992 was the year that Barbecue and Deep Six were grafted onto Eco-Force alongside the rather phoned-in Toxo-Zombie. I'm thinking that the new Barbecue figure may have originally been slated for use with this firefighter team, and was far enough along to where he was simply stuffed into Eco-Force when the team idea fell through. Deep Six is anyone's guess, and if you ask me the Toxo-Zombie looks like someone at Hasbro came up with it at the last minute so that they could have a Cobra presence in with the year's Eco-Force line-up.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 12 2013, 09:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jul 12 2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, it's a lost cause. The people who champion straight military realism in GI Joe always point to the first few years of ARAH as the gold standard. Point out that right from the start we had a Laser Trooper MOS and an artillery laser, and they just roll their eyes and tell you that you don't get it.
Actually, IRL lasers were all the rage back in the 1970s and very early 1980s.

And yet there were not (and still are not) handheld laser rifles on the battlefield wielded by guys with the MOS of Laser Trooper or artillery pieces in any warzone taking out tanks with laser bolts.

That was the entirety of what I was saying, and it required no corrections or inane personal stories which illustrated nothing.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:30 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 12 2013, 09:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 12 2013, 06:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
EDIT: Also, we need more Joe firefighters. Just Barbecue alone isn't enough. We need a few more Joe firefighters and a firefighting vehicle. Kids love firefighters.


There

I know already! I know!

You're not the only one who can browse Yojoe for information.


Fact remains we haven't gotten any firefighter Joes besides Barbecue (well there was Inferno, but he never got released in the 1:18 scale) and I think that needs to be changed.

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.

 


#3047 Detour

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:29 AM

Updated my Leatherneck custom with new chestgear and a paintjob on his hat, and made Sidetrack out of the same base body.



Edited by Detour, 14 July 2013 - 06:12 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 14 July 2013 - 09:58 AM

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HIGHLIGHT to view:
And then Shadow Tracker hits him with a tree?

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Jul 14 2013, 10:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
HIGHLIGHT to view:
And then Shadow Tracker hits him with a tree?

HIGHLIGHT to view:
Shouldn't that be the new SDCC Bludgeon's job?


Anywho, slight revisitation of Sidetrack with a different chest strap:



Also, a new Spirit custom combining the more "commando" look of his later versions with some more classic colors.


And a repaint of the ROC Neo-Viper based on the deco used for the Action Battler five-inch figure:

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

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:29 PM

Regarding Sidetrack: Nightviper's referring to a story in the Club mag where Shadow Tracker was hunting some Joes, Predator-style... except Shadow Tracker was also playing the Dutch role, laying traps for the Joes to stumble into.

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Sidetrack pushed someone out of the way of an impalement trap and instead was hit with it himself, taking a large sharpened log right to the chest and dying instantly.

Edited by Lukeblast, 16 July 2013 - 10:03 AM.


#3051 Detour

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:52 PM

Did he at least get the chance to pull some rasslin' moves on anyone before biting the dust?

Wait. Sidetrack or Side Track?

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 16 July 2013 - 05:30 AM

Detour, like the use of the Green PIT Commando figure, reminds me I need to get one or more of those PIT invasion 5-packs. And that guy makes for a terrific Leatherneck base.

I have to confess I have no idea who Sidetrack or Side Track are.

I wish we had gotten that Neo-Viper on in gold during the RoC.


I took proper pictures of my Ninja Combat Cruiser, now a VAMP.










Also the Eaglehawk is lovely as is the new Lift-Ticket






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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:19 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 15 2013, 09:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait. Sidetrack or Side Track?


Sidetrack. The clean shaven one.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:03 AM

QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 16 2013, 05:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have to confess I have no idea who Sidetrack or Side Track are.


When Hasbro went to revive the A Real American Hero line in 2000, they found themselves getting hammered coming and going: not only were a lot of the vintage molds missing and/or damaged, a lot of vintage trademarks had been lost due to simple neglect.

To deal with matters, Hasbro was forced to take what molds they still had and either rename them for vintage characters or make new guys out of them.

One of the trademarks that they no longer had was Ambush, and so they created the first Sidetrack as a cover; although a survivalist and a demolitions expert, IIRC it was reported over on the Devil's Due message boards that some versions of the ARAH Dragonfly release had a decal listing him as the gunner.

From there, the Joe team threw everyone a curve ball and released a new version in 2002 as part of the final ARAH wave. This figure represented a new head slapped on the 1994 Stalker body, and according to the filecard was a completely different person than the one released just two years earlier; in this case, he was named for a Hasbro employee. The legitimacy of this filecard is in dispute, as this was the same wave that brought us the "Greg Scott" Lifeline figure; I recall hearing from someone that the "GSL" filecard was apparently unauthorized and resulted in someone getting fired, leading to questions about whether or not the Sidetrack #2 card was supposed to be legit.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

http://www.buildagijoe.com/

This is something that Hasbro's doing to promote the release of the new movie on DVD.

You build your character using a scaled-down version of Hero Machine, then save it and send it in.

The grand prize winner will get a custom figure based on their character, while the second prize winners will get copies of the movie.


The attached image is the guy I made; it's rough compared to what I planned for him to be, but the options list (both parts-wise and MOS-wise) was closest for him as compared to some of the other OCs I had in mind.



By way of comparison, here's the full character concept:

Killswitch

File Name: Rockwell, Orrin P.

Primary Military Specialty: Sniper

Secondary Military Specialty: Electrical Engineer

Place of Birth: Brigham City, Utah

Rank: O-2

As a child, Killswitch was a prodigy. Having graduated high school at the age of 16, he was apprenticed to his contractor uncle by 17 and had an associate's degree in electrical engineering by 18. Life smiled brightly on this young man, and he smiled right back.

Things changed when his childhood girl friend was killed by a suicide bomber while she and her family were vacationing in Israel. Overnight, a drastic change took place which to this day no one can explain. As if seemingly channeling his (in)famous namesake ancestor, he marched straight down to the campus ROTC office and intimidated the commandant into enrolling him. Whereas he once applied his genius intellect and meticulous patience to wires and circuits, he now applies it to hunting down and dropping any terrorists that cross his path.

"That guy? He worries all of us. When in the field, he doesn't say one word more than he has to; the mission becomes his entire purpose for existing. Back here at base? He doesn't talk very much either, but when he does you'd better listen. I'd say he scares us almost as much as he scares Cobra." - General Hawk.


(pics of the actual custom: #1, #2)

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#3056 Detour

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:19 PM

Shame it's only open to US residents.

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.

 


#3057 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:01 PM

I have a minor quible with the digital version out today:

In the theatre, the location tags were "written" on screen using the "Retaliation" font. While the sound remains, the location names now appear as generic labels at the bottom, as though it was "unfinished".

Wonder if it effects the early digital version or if this error ends up on the physical media copies.

#3058 Detour

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:11 PM

So hey. Who wants to see more customs?


Iron Grenadier


Medi-Viper


Outback


Night Force Gung-Ho

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:55 AM

Man, this is amazing.

I give you Gremlin! Cobra saboteur.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:56 AM

He makes me smile. Its too bad you can't get much more ridiculous than that.

*goes to try*
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