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@  tigerhawk : (23 June 2021 - 10:09 AM)

"This never happened to the other fellow." -  One of my fave meta jokes in movies from 007: On her Majesty's Secret Service.

@  Sabrblade : (21 June 2021 - 08:58 PM)

Daddy!

@  Kalidor : (21 June 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Not just any girl - your mom!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2021 - 08:19 AM)

Happy Knocked-Up-A-Girl Day!

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2021 - 02:13 AM)

Happy father's day!

@  Hot Rod Mustang : (19 June 2021 - 07:45 PM)

what up sluts?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2021 - 07:20 PM)

Only 6? Filthy casual.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2021 - 04:26 PM)

Multiplaying as in "playing with other people" or multiplaying as in "6 WoW accounts running at the same time"?

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 June 2021 - 01:45 PM)

Oh no! Darkeklaw is multiplaying! (See birthday box)

@  tigerhawk : (19 June 2021 - 11:54 AM)

In my Marvel comic canon the second wave of special teams were handpicked active robots whose experience would theoretically make more stable combiners, the Combaticons came from Cybertron, the Protectobots were imprinted from crystals explaining both Onslauhghts ancestry and First Aid's experience.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 05:24 PM)

Spotlight: Lioconvoy?

@  Bass X0 : (18 June 2021 - 04:15 PM)

How long until IDW puts out an Optimus Pride Month comic?

@  Cyoti : (18 June 2021 - 03:32 PM)

Even with B5, it didn't follow its original 5-year plan. Summaries from the supplementary materials for the scriptbooks demonstrates that was originally planned was very different from the actual product. Sinclair's actor's departure seemingly changed the show to the point that the stuff with the Vorlons/Shadows, the Minbari and the ending were all changed. Mapping out a show years in advance is difficult because of changing bts stuff like writers/actors leaving the show or suddenly having to retool because of ratings/execs. No plan survives intact especially in a chaotic environment of television production.

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2021 - 11:27 AM)

To be like Babylon 5, you need to cram a 2 season story arc into one because you fear being cancelled, then get further seasons you have no more material for. You also need a spinoff which the network heads don't want and do everything in their power to kill it while it's on air.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 June 2021 - 10:33 AM)

The required effort is probably why we don't have babylon 6; TNG.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 10:23 AM)

Everyone wants to be like Babylon 5 but no one wants to put in the effort

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:36 AM)

And then, after five years of hosting their own official podcast where they would answer fan questions and always encouraged their audience to pay attention to the mysteries, after the show had ended, they claimed the show was never really about the mysteries, it was all about the characters.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM)

What really bugs me with "Lost" is that the producers had willfully negotiated a set end date with the network halfway through season 3 (the show ended with season 6, as planned) specifically so they could plan out the plot for the remainder of the show. Then... the plot wasn't resolved properly.

@  tigerhawk : (18 June 2021 - 04:17 AM)

By then I had lost interest in arc TV shows, I followed a few and got the impression they were just making them up as they went along. Seemed to be a trend starting with new Galactica and Lost though in actuality began with The X Files and has become a trope called 'The Chris Carter Effect'.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:12 AM)

I think it was season 3 part 1 specifically, since they had two separate plot "arcs" for season 3.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:11 AM)

They threw everything in there, with no clear story structure, no clear stakes, and characters flip-flopping wherever the episode's writer needed them to go for their half-baked plot.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:10 AM)

Season 3 was the worst, with a terrible meandering random events plot.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2021 - 07:36 PM)

Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.


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The G.I. Joe Thread


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#10681 Dake

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Posted 26 April 2021 - 02:57 PM

Wow no kidding? That's rough.


 
 
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Posted 26 April 2021 - 03:34 PM

 

Has the retro F.A.N.G. been spotted in stores?  I got one from Walmart.com, but the pilot's elbow was stuck and in the process of trying to move it, the forearm broke off.  I'd like to replace it, but it's sold out online.


Just saw 3 F.A.N.G.s Saturday at a Walmart about 45 minutes away. Didnt pick any up, because the arm breakage thing appears to be widespread.

 

 

I found some myself this weekend and picked one up.  Now I'm not sure if I should open it or just return it unopened.



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Posted 27 April 2021 - 04:09 PM

Follow-up:  I opened the FANG and the figure is fine.  All the joints move without issues.



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Posted 28 April 2021 - 05:37 PM

omg I forgot how funny this was


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Posted 28 April 2021 - 09:47 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=YGCUolFKrMY

 

Big Daddy John Warden is back in G.I Joe as Brand Manager, Lenny is still on the design work as well. 


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Posted 30 April 2021 - 01:02 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=YGCUolFKrMY

 

Big Daddy John Warden is back in G.I Joe as Brand Manager, Lenny is still on the design work as well. 

I realize he can't do anything about the challenges of developing, producing, manufacturing and distributing during a pandemic. But I do like his Joe track record, and I think he'll do right by Classified fans. I also think Retro would have been a stronger product if he'd been in charge of it--I imagine he wouldn't have given us "Screaming Duke" on a14-year-old buck.



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Posted 30 April 2021 - 08:13 PM

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=YGCUolFKrMY

 

Big Daddy John Warden is back in G.I Joe as Brand Manager, Lenny is still on the design work as well. 

I realize he can't do anything about the challenges of developing, producing, manufacturing and distributing during a pandemic. But I do like his Joe track record, and I think he'll do right by Classified fans. I also think Retro would have been a stronger product if he'd been in charge of it--I imagine he wouldn't have given us "Screaming Duke" on a14-year-old buck.

 

 

Yeah, pretty much. Some of the figures were so close though.

 

Wave 1:

Snake-Eyes: Good but misses the mark with the lack of goggled head I guess.

 

Storm Shadow: Good but not the one they show on the card art, maybe that one was too expensive to produce with it's jetpack. Mind you even though the sculpt is excellent, the shoulders are restricted by the angle of the upper torso's sleeve cuts. 

 

Baroness: not bad, imagine if she had a new head sculpt though.

 

Wave 2:

Roadblock: So close, still baffled by the tooled up Classified head shrunk down and doesn't resemble ARAH Marvin F. Hinton at all.

Destro: Perfect, well done.

Scarlett: So close, the head sculpt is a glorious one. As she is she's a prtty good figure, but why the Cobra trooper harness that was ill fitting for the SDCC Transformers set Scarlett? why those lower arms, the torso I can accept. Legs were great.

 

Wave 3:

Duke: absolutely comical. I wish I had 2nd pair of arms so I could give it the 4 thumbs down.

Lady Jaye: Nice, great to see her get the better face paint apps the 50th one suffered with. 

Cobra Commander: eh, the stripe is nice, but man... cut and paste the SDCC Missile Commander Commander and call it a day eh?

 

Vehicles:

HiSS w/Driver: Great

AWE Striker w/ Crankcase: Nicely done. 

FANG w/Pilot: looks alright, surprised by the all new tooling for EVERYTHING tbh. 

 

I really want to know the behind the scenes work and decisions for this line.


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Posted 30 April 2021 - 08:49 PM

You forgot the biggest problem with Roadblock - no ankles!


 
 
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Posted 03 May 2021 - 07:44 AM



You forgot the biggest problem with Roadblock - no ankles!

 

Alas I did indeed forget about his ankles or lack of due to those legs being used. 

 

On a brighter note I finished Operation Baroness:

 

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Head casts from AVAC's Lab that were a custom short haired Baroness (using the SDCC Baroness from the  Transformers set) combined with casts of the Resolute Baroness hair, cast in a nice and flexible material.


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Posted 03 May 2021 - 05:41 PM

Just picked up Flint and Lady Jaye at the local Walmart. Subsequently I canceled my order at Pulse.

Oddly I think this was the first I ever saw Classified figures at my Walmart.

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 10:47 AM

Walmart shipped my preorders for Retro Lady Jaye, Duke, and Cobra Commander.



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Posted 04 May 2021 - 07:49 PM

Classified Lady Jaye's Hat vs Hair situation is a tad awkward. Pulling the hat out I noticed it had hair coming out from under it already and was like how do you get that on top of her head of hair already? Didn't realize that its a hair swap. So classic Lady Jaye, Renegades Hat look, or Bald is beautiful with some weird ridges and making her face look like a mask


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Posted 13 May 2021 - 05:59 PM

And more on the movie...

 

https://ew.com/movie...-henry-golding/



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Posted 13 May 2021 - 06:00 PM

So. Is the Redeco of Duke in later waves. Or do I have to order it online and hope it's the Redeco?

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Posted 13 May 2021 - 07:06 PM

So. Is the Redeco of Duke in later waves. Or do I have to order it online and hope it's the Redeco?

It seems like the "Field Variants", as Hasbro is calling them, started shipping early this year starting with wave 3 supplemental shipments.  Hasbro has finally acknowledged them and made some back end changes to make it easier to get them.  At this point, unless you are buying from an individual or Amazon happens to have some older versions sitting around, it is very unlikely you'll see it.

 

Duke himself never reshipped in any new assortments, but Hasbro's still reshipping wave 1 and its figures.  A wave 1 case with all repaints is hitting any day at BBTS, and pretty much any single order for Duke at this point is going to be the new deco.  I'm not expecting the assortment to hit mass retail in numbers with Snake Eyes movie figures due in a month and a half.



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Posted 14 May 2021 - 08:28 AM

I ordered Flint and Lady Jaye from Dorkside Toys and Amazon. Just got the shipping notice from Dorkside, so I'll likely be cancelling Amazon. It feels good, knowing they'll be in-hand soon.

 

I've never liked the character of Major Bludd, so I haven't been as bothered by the whole Target-exclusive thing. Missing out on him hasn't phased me.



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Posted 14 May 2021 - 09:14 PM

Hasbro's blitzing social media to raise awareness for the release of the Snake Eyes trailer on Sunday evening.



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Posted 15 May 2021 - 02:52 AM

Hasbro's blitzing social media to raise awareness for the release of the Snake Eyes trailer on Sunday evening.

And the racists are outing themselves in full-force in retaliation.


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 15 May 2021 - 05:08 PM

My Walmart had Flint and Lady Jay on the pegs but they wouldn't scan. So the guy would sell em to me. The Cobra Commander I picked up scanned. Don't know why I couldn't just scan that one twice.

Oh well, I still have a preorder for Lady Jay at EBGames. Picked up a second Cobra Infantry today though. Got Snake Eyes coming from Amazon too. Slowly getting caught up.

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Posted 15 May 2021 - 08:26 PM

That's where you go to the self-check out and scan the Commander 3 times.


 
 
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