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@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 July 2019 - 01:03 PM)

At least I can use Amazon without losing the ability to breath or step in dog shit.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:58 PM)

Considering that Amazon is the new Walmart...

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

All of my best wishes go out to the brave women and men who have the balls (and ovaries) to go on strike at an Amazon facility in the US.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Speaking of. Not only are we in Germany on strike today, but so is the fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota!

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Overnight delivery is the right of all sentient beings.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

(and is it sexist of me to assume that a character named "Amazon Prime" would be feminine?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

Whenever she was summoned, she would arrive the next day?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 July 2019 - 12:32 PM)

The Scioli and Barber TF vs Joe series mentioned an Amazon Prime.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Meanwhile I'm wondering why no one's come up with a fan character named "Amazon Prime". I mean, today IS her special day...

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 11:20 AM)

The Wallet-Eater.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2019 - 08:44 AM)

Woah. Unicron broke the site.

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 10:08 PM)

Is that what kids are calling it these days?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 07:33 PM)

Ssshh, you'll get us both "dealt with".

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 07:28 PM)

No, but I did *read* it from you...

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 03:06 PM)

The first real long-term space outposts belong to the Illuminati, but you didn't hear that from me.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Er, in SF I mean.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Yeah, the first long-term manned space outposts have traditionally been mining colonies and the like.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 12:19 PM)

Okay, but......do they have to be willing to be sent up?

@  Rycochet : (14 July 2019 - 11:10 AM)

A king isn't a king without subjects.

@  Rycochet : (14 July 2019 - 11:09 AM)

The rich will never flee to space until there's enough an underclass up there so they have someone to do all the jobs they won't. Same reason seasteading never takes off.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 10:45 AM)

Do we have to let them come back?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 July 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Well, it's only going to be the ultra-rich who are able to go for the first couple decades at least, so I doubt anyone's going to care much

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:32 AM)

They could be standing on the surface of the moon, insist they're in the middle of a giant set, and take off their helmet to "prove" it.

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:31 AM)

Assuming these are genuinely convinced conspiracy morons and not just internet trolls, I would assume "not a lot".

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:31 AM)

I wonder how all these recent private and international space travel programs are going to affect those craziacs who insist that the Earth is flat/the moon landing was forged/outer space isn't real etc.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

Well... rory WOULD love a trebuchet...

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 09:29 AM)

Trebuchets never go out of style.

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Have you considered a trapdoor spike pit?

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2019 - 09:17 AM)

It's not the worst gift but not evryone may want one given rising fuel prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2019 - 08:22 AM)

Is a fire pit too literal for a house warming gift?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 July 2019 - 07:43 AM)

Welp, just realized everyone's been talking about Halle BAILEY this week, not BERRY. (so that's why i haven't been seeing CatFishWoman memes...)

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 07:08 AM)

Oh, sounds like fun.I wonder if I have a decent mic lying around.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (13 July 2019 - 07:26 PM)

Casting call for TF Roll Out Shorts! https://www.behindth...y/casting-call/

@  Kalidor : (13 July 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Talking about the show in chat is absolutely fine - posting spoilers on anything that's current season isn't tho

@  Arazyr : (13 July 2019 - 07:05 AM)

Yeah, I'm a season or so behind, so I would definitely appreciate no spoilers. 8^)

@  Sabrblade : (12 July 2019 - 10:21 PM)

Still, though, yeah, we do have a thread for the show. Best to use it.

@  Sabrblade : (12 July 2019 - 10:20 PM)

I think Nevermore once said he was a few episodes behind, so I don't think he's talking about tonight's new episode.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Yeah, you realize we have a designated thread for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., right?

@  MEDdMI : (12 July 2019 - 09:35 PM)

Not that I care about the show, but I'd be pretty annoyed about spoilers there. Please post it in a thread.

@  Nevermore : (12 July 2019 - 06:05 PM)

Okay, this is getting ridiculous. The opening of the episode was a deliberate play with clichés, but unfortunately, the rest of the episode that's played straight is also riddled with them...

@  Nevermore : (12 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Also, why are they so pissed that Deke built a start-up company? What would they have preferred - him continuing being a freeloader?

@  Nevermore : (12 July 2019 - 05:44 PM)

But now everyone keeps picking up the idiot ball. Geez.

@  Nevermore : (12 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

That's what I always loved about the show - creative ways to play with tropes and subvert them by making the characters smarter than your typical fictional character doofus.

@  Nevermore : (12 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

Why is everyone suddenly genre-blind?

@  Nevermore : (12 July 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Wasn't it just last season when Mack was so super-genre-savvy that he insisted on NOT SPLITTING UP?

@  Nevermore : (12 July 2019 - 05:42 PM)

And again, too many characters acting like idiots.

@  Nevermore : (12 July 2019 - 05:41 PM)

Seriously, Agents of SHIELD? Now you're straight ripping off "Alien"?


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#2981 Betty Nor

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

Oh yeah, the Rhino is great.
ROCC isn't bad, though. Works great as a mobile TOC.

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#2982 Betty Nor

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

And one more:

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 6 2013, 05:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 6 2013, 02:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The cape kinda throws it all off for me, but otherwise it works perfectly.

I'm thinking "cast-off from Baron Ironblood's army".

....I don't get how we went from "Hey I'm thinking of making General Blitz" to "cast-off from Baron Ironblood's army".

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jul 8 2013, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 6 2013, 05:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 6 2013, 02:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The cape kinda throws it all off for me, but otherwise it works perfectly.

I'm thinking "cast-off from Baron Ironblood's army".

....I don't get how we went from "Hey I'm thinking of making General Blitz" to "cast-off from Baron Ironblood's army".

Black Major.


Thank you.

I honestly couldn't remember the guy's name.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:39 PM

Still doesn't answer my question.

Debating between keeping that Tomahawk head and doing the following mods, or getting a Con Voltar cast....


And I managed to score some nice Joe-scale vehicles from the thrift store for $5.
Gonna have to try my hand at this "vehicle customizing" thing.

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 08 July 2013 - 06:46 PM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jul 8 2013, 08:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh yeah, the Rhino is great.
ROCC isn't bad, though. Works great as a mobile TOC.


Nice pics. Where's that tank from?
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#2987 Betty Nor

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:45 PM

Well poop. I don't even remember. That pic is like 4 years old, and that was the last time I've seen those toys.

EDIT: Wait, now I remember. It was from the 1:18 "Forces of Valor: Bravo Team" line that Target used to carry.

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#2988 Detour

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:27 PM

Hey guys, check out what I commissionned Wingus to draw!

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 09 July 2013 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 8 2013, 07:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Still doesn't answer my question.

He looks like the JoeCon Red Shadows Black Major, but with a beard.

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Debating between keeping that Tomahawk head and doing the following mods, or getting a Con Voltar cast....

The Tomahawk head is definitely more in line with the original, at least. The scar goes from left to right, by the way.

I'm kind of curious what it'd look like on the Resolute Destro body, since that one's taller than most others and has the swappable cyber arm.
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:17 AM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jul 9 2013, 11:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Tomahawk head is definitely more in line with the original, at least. The scar goes from left to right, by the way.

Thanks for the input on that!
I know about the scar, this was just done on the quick in MS Paint.


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I'm kind of curious what it'd look like on the Resolute Destro body, since that one's taller than most others and has the swappable cyber arm.

Find me one on the cheap and I'll tell you.

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 09 July 2013 - 01:32 PM

Anyone playing the new GI Joe Battlegrounds? Similar but different than the Transformers game by the same folks. The artwork similarly is an odd combination of new and borrowed stuff. Some are old card-back illustrations while others are more modern updates.
 
 
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:04 PM

From the images I've seen, they're taking elements and designs from everything, be it ARAH, Sigma Six, newsculpt era, ROC...

Don't have any mobile devices so I can't really play it, though.

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 09 July 2013 - 03:33 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 8 2013, 10:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey guys, check out what I commissionned Wingus to draw!


Haha, very nice! I like how his hood is swept back as well.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:44 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 9 2013, 03:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From the images I've seen, they're taking elements and designs from everything, be it ARAH, Sigma Six, newsculpt era, ROC...

Don't have any mobile devices so I can't really play it, though.


Yep, that's exactly it. I had to laugh when I got a Sigma 6 Firelfy. I'm sure they're saving the classic ARAH one for a rarer card.
 
 
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:58 PM

[note: long]

I got to thinking about something.

With minimal tinkering (if any), Hasbro could hypothetically get a full year's worth of product (if not more) largely by recycling what molds they have (or, at least, what molds they're strongly rumored to have), especially if they're willing to consider international figures & vehicles as part of the mix.

The question is, would people pay to have any of them?

Here's what I've come up with:


Vehicles & Playsets

G. I. Joe Headquarters (TRU exclusive?) (1983 mold)
*Hawk (1986-style figure, 1997 TRU colors)
*Rock & Roll (Repeater body, 1982-style head)

G. I. Joe Global Command (_____ exclusive) (Cobra Listening Post)
*Joseph Colton (convention figure w/ unused concept color scheme)
*Jane Colton (Agent Helix body with new head)

Python Stun
*Python Motor-Viper (RoC Nitro Viper)

Python Asp
*Python Lamprey

Tiger Cat (Snow Cat)
*Tiger Force Frostbite

Tiger Shark (Water Moccasin)
*Tiger Force Torpedo (prototype TF Torpedo colors)

Tiger Sting (VAMP)
*Tiger Force Bazooka

Sky Patrol Sky Hawk (Ghost Hawk mold)
*Airwave (RoC Nitro Viper w/ new head)

Sky Patrol Raven (Night Raven mold)
*Drop Zone (Strato-Viper w/ new head)

Sky Patrol Sky SHARC (SHARC mold)
*Altimeter [re: SP Airborne] (Lift-Ticket mold w/ new head)

Night Shade (SHARC mold)
*Night Force Crazylegs

Night Ray (TRU Exclusive?) (Moray Hydrofoil mold)
*Night Force Beach-Head

Armadillo (online exclusive?) (Slaughter's Marauders colors)
*Slaughter's Marauders Footloose

Tiger Paw (online exclusive?) (Cobra Ferret)
*Tiger Force Dusty

Tiger Fly (Dragonfly)
*Tiger Force Recondo

Figures

*Battle Corps Rangers Flint (new head on the Lamprey body)

*Battle Corps Dr. Mindbender (Dr. Mindbender head on the Viper body)

*Battle Corps Leatherneck (Leatherneck head and arms on the 1987-style Falcon body)

*1990 Dusty (1985-style Flint body + 1987-style Falcon head)

*Red Ninja (Dice repaint)

*Star Brigade Techno-Viper

*Super Sonic Fighters Falcon (1987-style Falcon body)

*Sonic Fighters Dial-Tone

*Sonic Fighters Law & Order

*Sonic Fighters Tunnel Rat

*Sonic Fighters Viper

*Sonic Fighters Lamprey

*Super Sonic Fighters Road Pig

*Python Patrol SAW Viper

*Python Patrol Rock Viper

*Tiger Force Outback

*Tiger Force Roadblock

*Tiger Force Wreckage

*Tiger Force Jinx

*Tiger Force Dial-Tone

*Tiger Force Psyche-Out

*Tiger Force Hit & Run

*Tiger Force Lifeline

*Tiger Force Ripcord

*Tiger Force Tripwire

*Tiger Force Skystriker

*Tiger Force Airtight

*Tiger Force Shipwreck

*Tiger Force Alpine

*Tiger Force Big Brawler

*Gatilho

*Relampago

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:02 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 9 2013, 07:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The question is, would people pay to have any of them?

No.

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 09 July 2013 - 07:07 PM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jul 8 2013, 08:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well poop. I don't even remember. That pic is like 4 years old, and that was the last time I've seen those toys.

EDIT: Wait, now I remember. It was from the 1:18 "Forces of Valor: Bravo Team" line that Target used to carry.


Hmm. Not easy to chase down then. Ah well.
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:22 PM

Yeah, I think I picked up my Bradley and Abrams on clearance 4 years ago. They're nice because they scale better than official vics like the MOBAT, and the degree of realism is pretty neat, too. Plus, it's nice to have more than just one guy riding in a large vic like a tank.

You can also store Joes in the back of the Bradley.

Thanks for pointing it out. I had completely forgotten that I owned those. Gonna have to dig them out of storage in the coming months.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 9 2013, 07:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*Python Motor-Viper (RoC Nitro Viper)
*Tiger Force Airtight
*Tiger Force Shipwreck
*Gatilho
*Relampago

The Club has either done or is doing these.

On top of that, several of the remaining characters have seen their regular versions done by the Club (Dial-Tone, Footloose, SAW-Viper, probably more but I'm tired). I think it would piss a lot of people off to see the regular versions as expensive, limited exclusives while retail gets the repaints.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:51 PM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jul 9 2013, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I think I picked up my Bradley and Abrams on clearance 4 years ago. They're nice because they scale better than official vics like the MOBAT, and the degree of realism is pretty neat, too. Plus, it's nice to have more than just one guy riding in a large vic like a tank.

You can also store Joes in the back of the Bradley.

Thanks for pointing it out. I had completely forgotten that I owned those. Gonna have to dig them out of storage in the coming months.


I've always resisted those FoV vehicles because once you go true 1:18, everything Joe looks ridiculously puny - even more so with aircraft.

I'd love to have some of that stuff but, outside of not having the room for it, I just feel like it would lessen the Joe display.
 
 
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