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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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#1241 Betty Nor

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:05 PM

Found the Retaliation Ninja 3-pack on clearance for $10 today at Target. I needed more Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow figures like I need an bunghole in middle of my forehead, but the Red Ninja makes a passable 30th Slice, and I've been hankering for that sugegasa. So $10 was a good enough price to make me forget that I wasn't going to buy into the Retaliation line.

Snake-Eyes sucks since he really can't hold his katana once you remove the band keeping it there.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:11 PM

I think the carded Red Ninja is far closer to Slice, but I seem to be in the minority as I've seen a lot of people say the 3-pack RN is their Slice. I wonder how much of that has to do with the readily-available mask... IMO the "temple" SE had a better mask.

Edited by Lukeblast, 21 July 2012 - 09:12 PM.


#1243 Detour

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:19 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jul 21 2012, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the carded Red Ninja is far closer to Slice, but I seem to be in the minority as I've seen a lot of people say the 3-pack RN is their Slice. I wonder how much of that has to do with the readily-available mask... IMO the "temple" SE had a better mask.

The 3-pack Red Ninja reminds a lot of people of the 2002 version of Slice, which is a favorite of many fans (especially since it gave him actual waist articulation).
It also helps to distinguish him FROM Red Ninjas.

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.

 


#1244 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:20 PM

Holy crap, $10 is a dream of a deal. My Targets are still holding fast to full price.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:25 PM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Jul 21 2012, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Holy crap, $10 is a dream of a deal. My Targets are still holding fast to full price.


Same here. When I was in Austin, I saw them for $17, but I held off. I hope to get lucky.

#1246 Mecheon

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:12 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jul 22 2012, 12:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the carded Red Ninja is far closer to Slice, but I seem to be in the minority as I've seen a lot of people say the 3-pack RN is their Slice. I wonder how much of that has to do with the readily-available mask... IMO the "temple" SE had a better mask.

Snake Eyes can go from black to grey and with different masks, so I just say this is an update of Slice in the same vein

Sure its not perfect, but give him the mask and makes him look more like a unique character

#1247 Detour

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:20 PM

See, Slice was red at first.
Then he was orange.
Then teal.
Then a hearty mixture of red and grey, which is the one people are reminded of here.
Then, two versions in white and black with a tiny bit of red.
It's not like Slice has been on a neverending trend of pure red versions.

There's also the fact that V1 Slice was a very vibrant shade of red, that the red on the 3-pack ninja matches better, compared to the dull red of the single-carded red ninja.

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.

 


#1248 Luke

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 21 2012, 10:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jul 21 2012, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the carded Red Ninja is far closer to Slice, but I seem to be in the minority as I've seen a lot of people say the 3-pack RN is their Slice. I wonder how much of that has to do with the readily-available mask... IMO the "temple" SE had a better mask.

The 3-pack Red Ninja reminds a lot of people of the 2002 version of Slice, which is a favorite of many fans (especially since it gave him actual waist articulation).
It also helps to distinguish him FROM Red Ninjas.

I suppose if that's the mold that you're using for Red Ninjas...

I'm not telling anyone they play with their toys wrong; it's just a thing I was observing and tossing out to discuss. I had the first Slice figure for years and for me there's a lot of nostalgia in having him mostly red so the 3-pack one doesn't cut it. But again that's me, I was curious what thoughts others had.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

For me it's two things:

1) I very much like the look of the black with the red. I think it just looks cooler than the red with black.

2) I didn't have the mask before I got the 3-pack.

So... While I know it's not accurate, I'm cool with settling.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:40 PM

I've been puzzling over why Dollar General Storm Shadow doesn't just use the second Storm Shadow mold/Ninja Viper head, since it's a good bit closer to the original Ninja Force figure. I popped on the Ninja Viper head and instantly discovered why- the balljoint socket is so high inside the head that it leaves the head with barely any range of motion and looks bizarre because the head is so low on the neck. Kind of a bummer.

Also wish he had that ridiculously long sword TRU Quick Kick came with, just 'cause.
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#1251 Betty Nor

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:53 PM

I only had the original slice, and while 3-pack "Slice" would have been better off with the red and black switched on the torso and legs and had the mask black/silver instead of red/silver, I'm not going to split hairs over it. It's still a damn good representation for me.

And it's not like Hasbro is jumping through hoops to get us a 30th Slice anyway.

#1252 Detour

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:22 PM

They were planning a Dice, though, which makes me think Slice was planned but ultimately shuffled over to the 3-pack as a Red Ninja. With Slice's mask.

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.

 


#1253 Mecheon

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:52 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 23 2012, 11:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They were planning a Dice, though, which makes me think Slice was planned but ultimately shuffled over to the 3-pack as a Red Ninja. With Slice's mask.

Dice is being done by the Club eventually as part of the subscription figures, so he'll be able to be picked up too

#1254 Detour

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:00 PM

Yeah, but Hasbro's figure looks better.
And has Modern Ninja Ankles.

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.

 


#1255 Betty Nor

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:10 AM

Looking at the YoJoe.com figure index, I just realised that the regular packed Red Ninja pretty much has the swapped colours to make a better Slice.

And to think that I passed on that figure I dunno how many times.

Oh well, I can always go about picking it up in 6 months or so.

#1256 Detour

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:32 AM

The single-card red ninja's colors are too dull to be an accurate v1 Slice.
Especially if you're going to use the 3-pack ninja's mask on it. The red is much more vibrant much like the vibrant red that typically colors Slice (when he's red to begin with).

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.

 


#1257 Luke

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:13 AM

Eh... I think you're really being picky on this "wrong shade of red" thing. And if one uses the mask from SE or paints the tassels for the accurate black, matching is not an issue.

#1258 Detour

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:11 AM

I dunno, man. Is it any pickier than wanting him to remain the color he had for all of a year?

I could understand if Slice was a really obscure character who had his original toy and little else and never deviated from that deco...
But the only version of Slice that was never used in media was the Shadow Ninjas version.


On a ninja-related note, now that Retaliation gave us a more accurate (and really fun!) Kamakura, I'm wondering who I can repurpose the ROC version into...
Right now I'm looking at either Dojo (blue color, kusari-gama weapon) or Tiger Claw (on account of being a Kamakura repaint). Thoughts?

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

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#1259 Luke

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:41 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 25 2012, 09:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dunno, man. Is it any pickier than wanting him to remain the color he had for all of a year?

I could understand if Slice was a really obscure character who had his original toy and little else and never deviated from that deco...
But the only version of Slice that was never used in media was the Shadow Ninjas version.

I don't recall the orange or JvC versions ever being in media, and the newsculpt version was... what, a minor character in a couple of direct-to-videos? Never made an impression on me. A red-suited Slice has made the vast bulk of his already-limited fictional appearances.

Let me repeat myself: I'm not trying to argue with you or anyone else about this. I'm merely stating my preference and asking what others think. It's a curiosity, a conversation, a discussion. Please stop trying to convince me that I play with my toys wrong, and please stop acting like I'm forcing my preferences on everyone. This could have been a neat little tangent before all the potential for fun was sucked out of it.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:20 PM

So, just in case you have not tried it, the VvV Jinx blindfold looks great on the white SDCC figure. I'll try to post pics later, and I will try it on the red Jinx when she arrives. icon-ironhide.gif



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