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@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2020 - 08:42 AM)

It is. Thankfully, we don't use the thing too often. It was purchased to help take down one tree and spends about 362 days a year sitting in the shop.

@  Darkstream : (08 April 2020 - 08:23 AM)

Sounds tedious

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 06:25 PM)

grinding wheel on a dremel and a lot of patience.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 06:11 PM)

What do you use to sharpen it? I was debating buying one of those kits on Amazon

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 11:49 AM)

Wasn't the first time. I probably did it one of the times the chain jumped the blade, or when I was cleaning it or sharpening it.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 11:38 AM)

Sounds like something I'd do. I always install things backwards first.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus


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The G.I. Joe Thread


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#1181 Detour

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:06 PM

Uh, the concept case was at the Joe Convention, not SDCC... Unless they chose to show it off there too....

EDIT:
Hah! I love this pic!
http://i.toynewsi.co...e...00&start=80
It's like Hasbro's trolling the fans! "Check out the crappy Duke we made some of you buy while we had this gem hidden!"

And on a down note, it looks like both the black ninja and the Cyber-Ninja lost their alternate heads. Massive bummer, IMO. Especially the Cyber-Ninja losing the Wraith head.

Edited by Detour, 14 July 2012 - 08:11 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.

 


#1182 Dake

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 14 2012, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Uh, the concept case was at the Joe Convention, not SDCC... Unless they chose to show it off there too....

Oh... doh. You're right, never mind (they were so close together I got corn-fused).
 
 
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#1183 Detour

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:18 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 14 2012, 09:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 14 2012, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Uh, the concept case was at the Joe Convention, not SDCC... Unless they chose to show it off there too....

Oh... doh. You're right, never mind (they were so close together I got corn-fused).

You giddy goat, you. icon-blitz.gif

Still, these pictures are nice. The lighting and spacing on the displays is better than it was at Joecon so you can see some things better (like the complete lack of alternate heads on the black ninja and Cyber-Ninja!).

And man, the women of Retaliation really know how to accessorize better than the men. icon-fire.gif
Have you seen the kickass weapons loadout Lady Jaye has?

Oh, and they mistakenly switched Firefly and Beachhead on the 3-pack displays! icon-fire.gif

Edited by Detour, 14 July 2012 - 08:18 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.

 


#1184 Dake

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:23 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 14 2012, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
EDIT:
Hah! I love this pic!
http://i.toynewsi.co...e...00&start=80
It's like Hasbro's trolling the fans! "Check out the crappy Duke we made some of you buy while we had this gem hidden!"

And on a down note, it looks like both the black ninja and the Cyber-Ninja lost their alternate heads. Massive bummer, IMO. Especially the Cyber-Ninja losing the Wraith head.

Yeah - fortunately I saved my receipt and will be returning crappy Duke and a Cobra Trooper tomorrow. No ankles is one thing, but warped ankles plus no stand makes it worse still. I could only get my other Trooper to stand like he'd just been punched in the stomach.

Anyway - the Night Landing is pretty darn awesome, the the Eel doesn't look right without some red on him though - he just looks like Torpedo.
 
 
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#1185 Detour

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:43 PM

I can't help but feel like they should've used the unrelease "Arctic Diver Ripcord" body that never came out during POC for the Eel.

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.

 


#1186 Detour

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:05 PM

Also, the Ninja Combat Cruiser and the Tread Ripper have been found out there.

These are the two vehicles (aside from the Cobra Night Landing) I'm most intrigued about.

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.

 


#1187 Dake

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:52 PM

Yeah - supposedly at Target, but I haven't seen them.
 
 
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#1188 Dr Syn

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 14 2012, 09:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 14 2012, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
EDIT:
Hah! I love this pic!
http://i.toynewsi.co...e...00&start=80
It's like Hasbro's trolling the fans! "Check out the crappy Duke we made some of you buy while we had this gem hidden!"

And on a down note, it looks like both the black ninja and the Cyber-Ninja lost their alternate heads. Massive bummer, IMO. Especially the Cyber-Ninja losing the Wraith head.

Yeah - fortunately I saved my receipt and will be returning crappy Duke and a Cobra Trooper tomorrow. No ankles is one thing, but warped ankles plus no stand makes it worse still. I could only get my other Trooper to stand like he'd just been punched in the stomach.




I've used that Duke for a Lazy Custom.

Head: Resolute Arctic Duke w/Renegades Ripcord's goggles.
Body arms: Retaliation Duke w/PoC Steel Brigade Bandoleer
Legs: Resolute Stalker's, since the green matches up
Weapon: I gave him the gun that's from Battlefield 2142 (comes with Paris Pursuit Baroness and PoC City Strike Beach Head)

He's my Lazy Mirage, might give him more tech looking legs when I find a spare pair.
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#1189 Detour

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:06 AM

Just for kicks, I decided to try how Retaliation Kamakura would look with the more traditional ninja sash and chest strap.
I like it a lot!

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 2012 - 07:56 AM

Does anyone here have both the Snake-Eyes motorcycle set and Firefly motorcycle set from the Retaliation line?

If so, could you get me a photo of what the two figures look like with their heads swapped?

I was thinking of doing an LBC Kamakura by putting Firefly's head on SE's body, and was debating what I could do in reverse.

Thanks.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

Ugh - you'll have a Kamakura with pre-posed arms and diaper waist.
 
 
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#1192 Have a Pickle

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:14 PM

Is it still impossible to find those Dollar Store Joes? I keep checking and finding nothing. You'd think there'd be hordes of them.


#1193 Detour

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 16 2012, 08:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone here have both the Snake-Eyes motorcycle set and Firefly motorcycle set from the Retaliation line?

If so, could you get me a photo of what the two figures look like with their heads swapped?

I was thinking of doing an LBC Kamakura by putting Firefly's head on SE's body, and was debating what I could do in reverse.

Thanks.

So you want to pay MORE.
To get a Kamakura with a whopping SEVEN POINTS OF ARTICULATION.
Pre-posed to ride a motorcycle and do very little else.

I don't follow your logic....

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 2012 - 03:35 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 16 2012, 09:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ugh - you'll have a Kamakura with pre-posed arms and diaper waist.


The two sets are about all that's left locally.

#1195 Detour

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:11 PM

Wait till early next year, everything'll be back in stock.

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 2012 - 04:48 PM

QUOTE(Robowang @ Jul 16 2012, 01:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it still impossible to find those Dollar Store Joes? I keep checking and finding nothing. You'd think there'd be hordes of them.



Just keep looking. I started about 2 weeks ago and just this afternoon finally found the last one I needed, the Cobra Trooper.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:55 PM

Since I have found absolutely none of any of the figures...

What's the deal with the variants? Have they been released as well?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

Interesting news about the drivers.

Glad to hear they took the complaints to heart.

Edited by Dake, 16 July 2012 - 05:51 PM.

 
 
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:47 PM

He does go on to say "Whether that means vehicles come with or without drivers, I don't know that answer yet. But we're going to try to correct that."


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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:54 PM

Yep and that's fine in my opinion. Twenty-five for a vehicle plus regular, articulated driver is fine. Twenty for a vehicle and gimped lump of plastic is not. And more importantly eight dollars for a single-carded, gimped lump of plastic is insulting.
 
 
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