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@  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

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.


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#1221 Dake

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:06 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Jul 19 2012, 10:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its hugging frustrating. Especially since that whole wave rules. And I'm so ridiculous I decided I NEED ninja temple guardian snake eyes, because naturally I don't have enough snake eyes.

Anybody come across any Dollar General guys in the wild either? I know Hasbro admitted they're pretty sparse right now, but any sightings would give me hope.

I found them in the wild way back when they first started hitting. One full set at one store and then a lone CC at one other store and nothing since.

As for other craziness, just snagged white and red Jinx for a Benjamin shipped. To stop myself from crying I figure I've spent less than had I bought all the exclusives I would have bought on HTS (since I'm not spending aftermarket for Bruticus or the HISS).

I mean, it still sucks that I missed her coming back up on HtS though.

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#1222 NICK NEMESIS

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:11 PM

I'm not gonna knock that. Whatever it takes not to get even more annoyed.

Having Zarana and the skystriker ripped from my cart last year jaded me to the whole experience, anyways. My apathy is my shield when it comes to these things now.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:11 PM

I think I got my Temple Snake-Eyes at a comic shop. Been a while.

It's weird, my area missed out on the last wave of both POC and 30th Anniversary...

Fortunately I only wanted two figures from the POC wave, and found one (Temple Snake-Eyes) at a comic shop.


No Dollar Generals up here, hence no Dollar General Joes. DePriest said at SDCC that he was going to look into improving distribution on them.

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 19 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

One of my Dollar Generals has three of the single-card Dusty figures, a single-card Tele-Viper, and some of the single-card Heroes figures from the first movie.

That's it.

Nobody else that I've been to has anything yet.

#1225 Luke

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:05 PM

Man, the more that I read this thread, the more I realize how lucky I must have gotten with POC. I found pretty much everything in the wild, save for a few waves I ordered from BBTS.

I found a single, apparently random Shipwreck at DG about a month back, but not even a hint of anything since.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:14 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jul 19 2012, 06:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, the more that I read this thread, the more I realize how lucky I must have gotten with POC. I found pretty much everything in the wild, save for a few waves I ordered from BBTS.


Same here. Got Waves 1-3 at retail, found scattered bits of Wave 4 at retail but already ordered them through BBTS, and Waves 5-6 I only got thanks to BBTS.

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#1227 Detour

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:16 PM

I managed to find everyone in the first five of six waves of POC, except Shadow Tracker, at retail.... MUCH less lucky with the 30th anniversary.

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 19 July 2012 - 08:25 PM

The one time I did see Shadow Tracker, it was at a Walgreens. That was also the only place I ever saw ROC Kamaukra and Nano Viper, too.

I preordered the hell out of the 30th anniversary figures, but it turns out I shouldn't have. I found PLENTY of the first two waves on store shelves, and even found each of the elusive Storm Shadow wave at least once.

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#1229 Detour

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:58 PM

So Sean, can you hook me up with those four 30th Joes or are they spoken for?

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.

 


#1230 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:04 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 19 2012, 07:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So Sean, can you hook me up with those four 30th Joes or are they spoken for?


You got it. PM me your details, I'll find a box and figure out what s/h will be.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:54 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Jul 19 2012, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its hugging frustrating. Especially since that whole wave rules. And I'm so ridiculous I decided I NEED ninja temple guardian snake eyes, because naturally I don't have enough snake eyes.

Anybody come across any Dollar General guys in the wild either? I know Hasbro admitted they're pretty sparse right now, but any sightings would give me hope.

Yeah, they're out, but I've only seen the regular versions, not the variants. Snagged a Cobra trooper, Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, and Snake Eyes. If you see the old accessory-free Valor vs Venom crap on the shelves, however, might as well turn around since no Dollar General I've checked has put up the new stuff if there's still garbage on the rack.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:50 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 19 2012, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I managed to find everyone in the first five of six waves of POC, except Shadow Tracker, at retail.... MUCH less lucky with the 30th anniversary.

I meant 30th too. Those kinda roll together for me. Thankfully I got everything I wanted.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:47 AM

I think I eventually saw everything on the shelf except for Renegades Storm Shadow. That one haunts me.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:05 AM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jul 19 2012, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Jul 19 2012, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its hugging frustrating. Especially since that whole wave rules. And I'm so ridiculous I decided I NEED ninja temple guardian snake eyes, because naturally I don't have enough snake eyes.

Anybody come across any Dollar General guys in the wild either? I know Hasbro admitted they're pretty sparse right now, but any sightings would give me hope.

Yeah, they're out, but I've only seen the regular versions, not the variants. Snagged a Cobra trooper, Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, and Snake Eyes. If you see the old accessory-free Valor vs Venom crap on the shelves, however, might as well turn around since no Dollar General I've checked has put up the new stuff if there's still garbage on the rack.


In the 15+ I went to over the past 2 weeks, there was only one store that had the new stuff while having a few VvV. So yeah...what you said. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:24 AM

QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Jul 20 2012, 10:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Jul 19 2012, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Jul 19 2012, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its hugging frustrating. Especially since that whole wave rules. And I'm so ridiculous I decided I NEED ninja temple guardian snake eyes, because naturally I don't have enough snake eyes.

Anybody come across any Dollar General guys in the wild either? I know Hasbro admitted they're pretty sparse right now, but any sightings would give me hope.

Yeah, they're out, but I've only seen the regular versions, not the variants. Snagged a Cobra trooper, Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, and Snake Eyes. If you see the old accessory-free Valor vs Venom crap on the shelves, however, might as well turn around since no Dollar General I've checked has put up the new stuff if there's still garbage on the rack.


In the 15+ I went to over the past 2 weeks, there was only one store that had the new stuff while having a few VvV. So yeah...what you said. icon-ironhide.gif

Not just the VvV stuff, but the Combat Heroes. The rumor was those are supposed to be gone from any given store before the store receives its next batch of Joes. With that in mind, I suppose some stores might get the new ones in a couple of years. icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 20 2012, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Jul 20 2012, 10:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Jul 19 2012, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Jul 19 2012, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its hugging frustrating. Especially since that whole wave rules. And I'm so ridiculous I decided I NEED ninja temple guardian snake eyes, because naturally I don't have enough snake eyes.

Anybody come across any Dollar General guys in the wild either? I know Hasbro admitted they're pretty sparse right now, but any sightings would give me hope.

Yeah, they're out, but I've only seen the regular versions, not the variants. Snagged a Cobra trooper, Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, and Snake Eyes. If you see the old accessory-free Valor vs Venom crap on the shelves, however, might as well turn around since no Dollar General I've checked has put up the new stuff if there's still garbage on the rack.


In the 15+ I went to over the past 2 weeks, there was only one store that had the new stuff while having a few VvV. So yeah...what you said. icon-ironhide.gif

Not just the VvV stuff, but the Combat Heroes. The rumor was those are supposed to be gone from any given store before the store receives its next batch of Joes. With that in mind, I suppose some stores might get the new ones in a couple of years. icon-waspy.gif

I can say that, thankfully, that much isn't true. I've seen the Combat Heroes at every Dollar General, and they don't halt the new stuff from being put out probably because they occupy different rack space. VvV stuff, on the other hand, seems to be on the hook where the new figures would go, so that makes more sense.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:28 PM

I wonder how worth it would be to just bite the bullet and buy the three guys taking up space at my DG.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:31 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jul 20 2012, 11:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can say that, thankfully, that much isn't true. I've seen the Combat Heroes at every Dollar General, and they don't halt the new stuff from being put out probably because they occupy different rack space. VvV stuff, on the other hand, seems to be on the hook where the new figures would go, so that makes more sense.

Well that's good at least.
 
 
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#1239 Detour

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:26 PM

QUOTE(SwiftEagle @ Jul 20 2012, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I eventually saw everything on the shelf except for Renegades Storm Shadow. That one haunts me.

Shockingly, I saw that one on the shelves. It's how I got my second one for my Renegades.

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 20 July 2012 - 03:51 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jul 20 2012, 11:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 20 2012, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Jul 20 2012, 10:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Jul 19 2012, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Jul 19 2012, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its hugging frustrating. Especially since that whole wave rules. And I'm so ridiculous I decided I NEED ninja temple guardian snake eyes, because naturally I don't have enough snake eyes.

Anybody come across any Dollar General guys in the wild either? I know Hasbro admitted they're pretty sparse right now, but any sightings would give me hope.

Yeah, they're out, but I've only seen the regular versions, not the variants. Snagged a Cobra trooper, Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, and Snake Eyes. If you see the old accessory-free Valor vs Venom crap on the shelves, however, might as well turn around since no Dollar General I've checked has put up the new stuff if there's still garbage on the rack.


In the 15+ I went to over the past 2 weeks, there was only one store that had the new stuff while having a few VvV. So yeah...what you said. icon-ironhide.gif

Not just the VvV stuff, but the Combat Heroes. The rumor was those are supposed to be gone from any given store before the store receives its next batch of Joes. With that in mind, I suppose some stores might get the new ones in a couple of years. icon-waspy.gif

I can say that, thankfully, that much isn't true. I've seen the Combat Heroes at every Dollar General, and they don't halt the new stuff from being put out probably because they occupy different rack space. VvV stuff, on the other hand, seems to be on the hook where the new figures would go, so that makes more sense.


I can confirm this as well. Combat Heroes were everywhere, no matter the 3.75 offerings.



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