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@  unluckiness : (16 June 2019 - 01:20 AM)

And for hug's sake, I hope that the new Fire Emblem's PC isn't one of the DLC

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

DINNER

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

@  Trpodeca : (11 June 2019 - 03:55 AM)

I just wish they'd release the Astro City paperback trades.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:31 AM)

As an open-minded heterosexual, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:29 AM)

Currently in the process of re-reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City. Big props for the issue featuring the "Dancing Master" and its portrayal of non-stereotypical gay characters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 June 2019 - 05:25 AM)

Don't phone charges often contain special rapid charge circuitry, though? The voltage might be higher too, given the selfie stick probably has a very basic battery.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 11:28 PM)

Glad to be of assistance!

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 10:32 PM)

*checks selfie stick and phone charger* huh. perfect fit. thanks!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 09:58 PM)

I would use the USB-to-AC adapter that came with my iPhone, though I gather you must have a different brand of cell phone.

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

In that case a generic adapter is probably your best bet, then. Keep in mind a lot of hotels now have plain USB outlets in rooms too, though; but I guess that's not guaranteed

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 05:31 PM)

yeah, i just need something small to plug into the wall. im not sure im taking my laptop on my trip later this year and i want a way to charge my stuff

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:04 PM)

They also have wall outlets with built-in USB in addition to the two regular plugs; I installed those around my place so I have USB ports everywhere

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:02 PM)

You might be able to get a generic adapter to use with it at Radio Shack if you know the appropriate voltages or whatever

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:01 PM)

It came with a USB cable with no AC adapter? A lot of lower priced electronics do that, presumably assuming that USB is pretty ubiquitous

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:00 PM)

Yeah, must be, I guess.

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:59 PM)

maybe having bluetooth has something to do with it?

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

the one i got has an on/off button, and came with a usb to attach to my laptop to charge it. its this one https://www.walmart....ility/432985497

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Selfie sticks have power? I thought they were to just hold the phone away from you

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:44 PM)

need some technical help.how do i charge my selfie stick without using my laptop? is there some kind of portable charger? i know it sounds like a dumb question, but i dont know very much about this stuff

@  MEDdMI : (08 June 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Different songs or overdosing don't work for me. My brain can play multiple songs at once. Best to do something else to distract me.

@  Xellos : (08 June 2019 - 05:36 PM)

Still, the worst is having the last song I hear before going into work being stuck in my head all day.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 June 2019 - 05:00 PM)

Get a different song stuck in your head too. Let them battle for supremacy. Only the strong survive.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2019 - 03:53 PM)

Keep listening to it over and over until you got the lyrics memorized. By that point, it will start to fade out of your system.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2019 - 02:48 PM)

I've discovered the easiest cure for having a song stuck in your head is overdosing to the point of fatigue.

@  Steevy Maximus : (08 June 2019 - 12:27 PM)

Jedi Fallen Order sure does look a LOT like a Souls style game with Star Wars flavoring

@  Kalidor : (07 June 2019 - 06:18 PM)

I have a hard time believing that you speaking at length and with great detail is something you wouldn't be good at. Glad you had fun.

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:51 PM)

Funny thing is I wasn't nervous at all. Might have helped that I was able to speak freely due to having assembled my speech from a lot of smaller segments I had previously told to my colleagues on the shopfloor, with a few punchlines added.

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:49 PM)

Allegedly I did well. Lots of applause, and was told I was leagues beyond the guy who spoke before me (though that wasn't difficult, that guy was dry as a river on Mars).

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:48 PM)

So I volunteered to hold a small speech at our strike assembly today (lots of Amazon employees, plus some people from IKEA, Smyths toys and some other local retailers).

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 June 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Today Dolly the Sheep and Super Salmon, tomorrow Neo Sapiens. We're through the looking glass people.

@  Kalidor : (07 June 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Happy birthday @Pinkcolliebot

@  Pinkcolliebot : (07 June 2019 - 12:03 PM)

Today's My Birthday!!!

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 June 2019 - 03:16 AM)

Think how many copies of Optimus Prime's brain could fit on that.


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#2021 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Feb 19 2013, 11:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Feb 19 2013, 07:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And if they had to give him a backpack, why not Snow-Job's pack / skiis / tent assembly? If nothing else, it'd save the snowboard for the Battle Corps rehash.

Because the odds of getting a Battle Corps rehash are slim to none, so you take advantage of the nods where you get them.

And I'm puzzled because this comment follows you pointing out that the gun isn't accurate... all this gear is extra stuff anyway, and what you're actually suggesting is a lateral move to something that's less appropriate to the character.

And again, for a mass majority of fans, the gear is going to be all new anyway. Relatively few Arctic Dukes came out, and got out COMPLETE, so to get a fairly elaborate new set of gear for FREE is something I don't see why people would knock.


Walmart did its toy reset...and I have access to GI Joe again! Unfortunately it all amounts to 3 pegs of figures a single shelf spacing for Bravo ($15) vehicles. So I'll still have to order the 3 packs online (along with any Alpha class vehicles that strike my fancy). Along with reduced Transformers support (no Generations Legends?) and I'm continually convinced Walmart just doesn't want my money.
Did pick up a Grimlock and Lady Jaye while I was there, didn't see Storm Shadow OR Ninja Duel Snake Eyes, surprisingly

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:49 PM

I went to a Walmart yesterday and they had the three packs, vehciles and a handful of single guys. I snagged an Alley Viper for my Alley Viper army, and earlier I went to target and grabbed Firefly. He's a stellar figure. His deco makes up for his lack of articulation. He really is that cool looking. probably my favorite Firefly to date. His sled kinda sucks, and his gimmick fails, but that green jacket is amazing.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:53 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Feb 22 2013, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I went to a Walmart yesterday and they had the three packs, vehciles and a handful of single guys. I snagged an Alley Viper for my Alley Viper army, and earlier I went to target and grabbed Firefly. He's a stellar figure. His deco makes up for his lack of articulation. He really is that cool looking. probably my favorite Firefly to date. His sled kinda sucks, and his gimmick fails, but that green jacket is amazing.

I really do like everything about that Firefly but his legs (well, the translucent forearms are a little impractical) and I'm holding firm on my decision not to buy gimped figures - at least not at full price. If he lasts long enough for the inevitable sale I'll probably snag one and swap his legs out.
 
 
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

I just want a blue Cobra Commander. I've only ever seen the black one.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

Is anyone here going to JoeCon in April?

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

Haven't decided yet, but its only like 5 hours away. As long as I have the day off I could make it a last minute thing.

In related news, I am now the proud owner of a four inch Bruce Willis action figure. Besides the cross eyes and not that great five o'clock shadow I need to fix, he's awesome. Unfortunately his gun holster has a gun molded in it, but it helps nail part of his Die Hard inspired look, so I'm more ok with it. And hurray for full articulation. I wonder if I should find a spare Quick Kick and take off Bruce's shoes.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:57 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Feb 22 2013, 04:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In related news, I am now the proud owner of a four inch Bruce Willis action figure. Besides the cross eyes and not that great five o'clock shadow I need to fix, he's awesome. Unfortunately his gun holster has a gun molded in it, but it helps nail part of his Die Hard inspired look, so I'm more ok with it. And hurray for full articulation. I wonder if I should find a spare Quick Kick and take off Bruce's shoes.


Heh... working on that very thing icon-arcee.gif

Also, for a LBC V2 Rock n Roll, pop the Tread Ripper Clutch's head onto the Cobra Island Outback's body. The colors aren't exact but they're close enough if you don't want to paint. I'm going to give him the khaki shirt though.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

Holy hug, I wanted me some Bruce Willis goodness, too, but that Joe Colton figure is ugly as hug. I can live with the 5 o'clock shadow. It's the crossed bug-eyes that make this buy a no-go.

Almost settled for the new Firefly (always like unmasked heads), but then I saw an Alley Viper.
Why are Alley Vipers always so brightly coloured? Is he like the butt-end of his own joke or something? Nothing says high-vis in an urban landscape like red/grey camouflage.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

At this point I think it's just tradition for the Alley Viper - maybe it's an alley in Vegas.
 
 
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Feb 23 2013, 04:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Holy hug, I wanted me some Bruce Willis goodness, too, but that Joe Colton figure is ugly as hug. I can live with the 5 o'clock shadow. It's the crossed bug-eyes that make this buy a no-go.

Almost settled for the new Firefly (always like unmasked heads), but then I saw an Alley Viper.
Why are Alley Vipers always so brightly coloured? Is he like the butt-end of his own joke or something? Nothing says high-vis in an urban landscape like red/grey camouflage.


Either they don't give a jive if you see them coming or their gear is laced with experimental, high tech perception filter style technology so again, it doesn't matter what they look like.

I have multiples of this guy, so he's the Alley Viper foot soldiers while the bright colored guys are clearly officers or squad leaders.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

The PoC Alley Viper is one of my favorite troops. He's fantastic.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

Found Wave 2 figures at both Target and TRU. Target had all of them, surprisingly of the ones missing from TRU Lady Jaye wasn't one of them (Colton, Storm Shadow, and all the Ninja Guards & Vipers were).

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

I forgot about POC Alley Viper. I think I have a couple of those. I also liked the Alley Viper officer that came with the Cobra Fury.

I almost bought a second discounted Fury at Ross just to have another one.

Retaliation Alley Viper's neat, too. He got to keep his wrist knife/sheath, and his web-gear has a sheath for his machete. I can't help but think he could have been cheaper without the zip-line, though.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

Always loved Alley Vipers since the original.

I really wish we'd get a homage to the second yellow/black with Dragon mask version now, since the first has been done a bunch.


-ZacWilliam, also really still dying for a Hydro Viper. I love that monster masked, web fingered creature. He deserves a fig.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

I like to think Alley Vipers have brighter colors on purpose so that everyone knows to get down when they roll into town. They'll always be some of my favorite Cobras ever. It's kind of telling that they're one of the few Joe figures that have multiple signature parts right down to their machine guns, so I think the designers might be fans too.

Saw the Dark Ninja and Cyber Ninja guys on the shelves. Dark Ninja just kind of sucks without the Storm Shadow Gaiden head. Picked up the Cyber Ninja, and other than the unfortunate reuse of the RoC Cobra Neo Viper Officer torso/armor, he's pretty cool. Especially like the paint applications on the blades and the inclusion of the twin handguns. I think any of these torso parts would have worked out better. And they could just ditched the goofy looking RoC armor. If he had to have some torso cover, maybe Firefly's or Jungle Viper's would work better.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:57 PM

Seriously? The Elite-Viper was the coolest army builder in ROC. The Cyber-Ninja rules.

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 25 February 2013 - 02:04 AM

Cyberninja does rule. I've put off buying him because at 10 bucks a pop, I really can't unload for him right now.

But when I make my next joe run, him and the other ninja will be mine.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

QUOTE(Spark @ Feb 24 2013, 10:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like to think Alley Vipers have brighter colors on purpose so that everyone knows to get down when they roll into town.

Pretty much this. They're "urban warfare specialists" in that they're "street-sweepers", not a SWAT team. Those shields are for crowd control, and the colors are because they WANT you to know you're in trouble. It's like a poison arrow frog, with the actual camo pattern sort of a thumbing of the nose at the idea of blending in.

...of course, POC then went and gave Cobra actual Shocktroopers with much more realistic colors for basically the same duty. I love that figure, but somebody's redundant here.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

The PoC Troopers are representative of Cobra's more subtle roll in trying to pretend they are legitimate security forces vs the classic "ruthless, terrorist organization determined to rule the world".
 
 
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 24 2013, 10:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seriously? The Elite-Viper was the coolest army builder in ROC. The Cyber-Ninja rules.

Pretty much any RoC Viper design looked unbearably ugly to me. The only one I thought was worthwhile was the black/red Neo Viper that came with the SNAKE armor.
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