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@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

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@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.


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#21 Powered Convoy

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:57 PM

The Dreadnok set is awesome and it'll be one of like 6 G.I. Joe things I've gotten in the last 3 years.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:58 PM

Not to beat the topic into the ground, but I'm glad I'll be able to have Slaughter's Marauders and no Slaughter to command them...because whenever I see that set THAT'S what it reminds me.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:34 PM

Not that it's more than Marauders In Name Only anyway, being half Renegades, a guy who wasn't one of them, and three guys who are so different from the originals that it may as well be coincidental.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:36 PM

Bad arse In hand Sci Fi is bad arse!
 
 
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:39 PM

Oh yes. Oh yes OH YES.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:44 PM

For whatever reason, Sci Fi never really connected for me back in the day but this is excellent.
 
 
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:22 PM

I never owned the mold this one is based on, I only had his black and grey version, so getting this Sci-Fi is like getting a toy I never laid my hands on as a kid. Plus, I did always like his character (or maybe I just liked guys with bright colors and visors?) so this figure gets me jacked on many levels.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:43 PM

Sci-Fi was one of my first Joes and he holds an extra-special place for me because in an era before Mega Man toys existed, he pulled double-duty as Mega Man too!

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 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 9 2011, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bad arse In hand Sci Fi is bad arse!


I want that toy like I want to breathe.


ZacWilliam, he was one of my favorites as a kid, and that's such a great take on it!
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:13 PM

Sci-Fi is the only Joe I vividly remember playing with as a kid (and his unfortunate end via Lawn mower after I accidentally left him in the yard) so the update is a definite purchase!

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Nov 9 2011, 01:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not to beat the topic into the ground, but I'm glad I'll be able to have Slaughter's Marauders and no Slaughter to command them...because whenever I see that set THAT'S what it reminds me.

Yeah both sets are ironically tied to the very hard to get / under ordered SDCC exclusives for the past 2 years.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:28 PM

My hour and a half effort to buy Zarana is testament to that as well.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:12 AM

I managed to get one, but it turned into a big fiasco as I tried to get them for my brother too (which I managed to do) but since I used the same credit card (because he was too hugging broke that week, I mean who doesn't have hugging $30 the week of something big like this coming out) we ended up getting a set through a reseller and split the difference. The bunghole. Can you tell I'm still a bit bitter about him not having the money. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:34 AM

Airtight and Law and Order at Generals Joes.. Ok, here's my question, the carded pics of Airtight didn't show that backpack, so is this a prerelease, or was the good backpack simply hidden? I sure hope it's the latter.

I do like LnO but it's too bad the colors couldn't be a little closer.

Edited by Dake, 10 November 2011 - 10:35 AM.

 
 
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:43 AM

Oh, Scarlett is Jen from The IT Crowd turned into a badass.


SO OKAY IT'S AVERAGE
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:36 PM

Hey look it's that Mary Sue vanity figure based on the guy who used to threaten websites that spoke out against his Steel Brigade fanclub with Hasbro-approved lawsuits and wrote his own filecard that made him a triggerhappy superduperawesome mix of Psyche-Out, Shockwave, Chuckles, Snake-Eyes and Stalker.
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And whereas a lot of other figures used old outdated toolings, this one features both a new head and 30th Law's tooling, that's right tooling of a figure not even out yet.

I think a member of another board I'm on probably said it best:
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It strikes me as distasteful and arrogant for the club to be using extremely limited slots for vanity figures... If you must make a vanity figure, give the opportunity to the "Entire Fan Club" offer it as a prize for a contest or a membership perk... That would be a move that would make Master Collector seem much more like the "Club" it pretends to be when it's not a poorly run business.

Edited by Detour, 11 November 2011 - 03:36 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.

 


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:15 PM

Wow - so much drama in such a short post. And I don't know a thing about any of it (nor do I need to know thank you, that's half the battle I could care less about). icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif

Suffice it to say it's a pretty dull figure on its own merits. Though, isn't that head just Bench Press with a lighter brown goatee instead of the dark brown beard? Sure looks like him anyway.
 
 
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:02 PM

So wait. His name is Surefire, and he comes with a flashlight?
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:36 PM

The Club used one of their slots to update a character that has been heavily featured in Club fiction and Hasbro probably wouldn't care enough to bother with any time soon, and Detour finds it intolerable.

SHOCKING.

That's not to say I like it myself, just that I don't agree with the reasoning given. Honestly, I find it to be a pretty dull and boring-looking figure in itself. The features don't really align with the look of the figure or the character as he's appeared so far. I see virtually nothing in common with this figure, even after allowing for the Club adding a beard to him. A modern update is one thing, an extreme makeover another, but this basically takes the colors of the previous figure and reimagines every other aspect.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:07 PM

I do tend to agree with Detour on principle here.

Of the still hundreds of characters left undone (and most will probably NEVER be touched by Hasbro), we get a remake of a vanity figure with a new headsculpt and some of the newest ranges of tooling we know about (he uses parts from the Law figure THAT HASN'T EVEN BEEN RELEASED). With all the tooling available (ish), we couldn't get Nunchuck, Dart, Heavy Duty, Hi-Tech, or (considering how much arctic stuff Hasbro has done over the past 4 years) a decent V1 Frostbite (who would just need a new head)?

Not only that, but I just don't think the product is very good. For the trends collectors have been clamoring for (grounded, PoC like colors and aesthetics), Sure Fire really sticks out as being excessively bright in color



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