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@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:43 AM)

where's GALVATRON in MP form dammit?! he didn't even get in for the anniversary year...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 May 2017 - 11:35 AM)

I'm still waiting on the rest of the Dinobots.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:24 AM)

The Decepticon MP cassettes are probably my favorite MP figures so far. Fantastic little dudes.

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 11:23 AM)

I want a Masterpiece Blaster if only because I'm fond of the Masterpiece cassettes and want Takara to make more. They should also do Slugfest and Overkill since they were in the cartoon too, even if it was only very briefly.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:21 AM)

I just want the Chip figure. The only Autobot cars I have or want are G2 Sideswipe and Hot Rod.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:14 AM)

another Autobot car. "yaaaaaay."

@  Benbot : (22 May 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I haven't been this excited about a new MP since the Datsuns! He looks amazing

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:01 AM)

I love the little human figures with the MP line. Is it just young Spike, Future Spike, and Daniel so far?

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:00 AM)

And it comes with Chip Chase! I will order just for that! Holy crap!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 10:55 AM)

Whoo! Masterpiece Sunstreaker!

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:40 AM)

Less said about the Sinclair Microdrive, the better...

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:23 AM)

I had two ZX Spectrum games on cartridge. Played 'em loads as it beat having to wait ten minutes for unreliable tape loading...

@  Rycochet : (22 May 2017 - 09:25 AM)

Super Bootspork!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 08:45 AM)

I remember doing the same for my ZX Spectrum.

@  DeltaSeeker : (22 May 2017 - 08:40 AM)

I remember loading games on my Vic20 from an audio tape.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 08:37 AM)

anyone remember "Chex Quest?"

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I never played those. I had, like, two-color bootleg files of Donkey Kong and stuff like that with 50 games on a disk.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:11 AM)

not pure text games, but you still had to use text input to do stuff. "PICK UP flask", etc

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:05 AM)

I think those were the old King's Quest/Space Quest ones

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:02 AM)

I remember floppy disk games! Never gamed enough to own one that was more than a disk, though.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:01 AM)

I remember booting things from DOS, and games that were like 10 floppy disks big.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

*dies*

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

Oh man, the days of Realplayer and AIM and man, I can't believe how long ago that was.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2017 - 01:00 AM)

ugh, RealMedia was pretty awful. RealPlayer was so bloated and buggy, I tried to avoid it

@  siccoyote : (22 May 2017 - 12:17 AM)

I remember downloading Realmedia episodes of Beast Wars Season 3, days after they were shown in Americ, but the quality was terrible and the guy who did it wasted half of a stereo audio track because he recorded it in mono. Took many hours to download

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 May 2017 - 09:55 PM)

Yeah, I remember those days. I had a bunch of Quicktime clips from Beasties/Beast Wars and Reboot, most of which I had to leave the computer on overnight to get, lol

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 09:49 PM)

I remember when it took 3 hours to download a 240p, 2.5 minute movie trailer

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

and there weren't any rocks yet, they were all space dust

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

I remember when there was no internet

@  Telly : (21 May 2017 - 08:55 PM)

dont remember what it was called, but i had an internet answering machine software back in the day. turn it on when i was online and i wouldnt miss a call. would leave it off if i didnt want to be bothered though lol

@  Noideaforaname : (21 May 2017 - 08:46 PM)

Remember when it was either the phone OR internet? Remember when photos had to be developed? And if someone decided to take pictures of their eye you couldn't tell until you got the film back?

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 06:02 PM)

You're making us old farts feel old!

@  Foffy : (21 May 2017 - 05:20 PM)

Not me! I couldn't have known that in 1991! I wasn't even born yet!

@  Bass X0 : (21 May 2017 - 01:03 PM)

You only just realised? Everybody else has known that since 1991.

@  unluckiness : (21 May 2017 - 10:34 AM)

Holy jeez, Guile's theme does go with anything.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2017 - 04:34 AM)

The "humans as processors" bit was also used in season 2 of Dollhouse.

@  Pennpenn : (20 May 2017 - 04:27 AM)

I just remembered, I wonder if the scene in Thor 2 with the kids showing the abandoned building with glitchy reality was inspired by the Animatrix short that had the same concept (but could handle it more interestingly)

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:59 AM)

That is nonsense. Also, some men in black suits and sunglasses will be arriving at your doorstep shortly. Please cooperate and it will go much easier for you.

@  Whirl Maximus : (20 May 2017 - 03:42 AM)

It's not bull, the elite are using the 90% through wifi for their Androcide agenda. Learn the undisprovable truth.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:26 AM)

I think there was an early draft where the machines were using humans as processors with the whole "only use 10% of their brains" bull.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 May 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Wasn't there an early draft where they weren't using humans for that?

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:26 PM)

Yeah, makes the Matrix seem more like a nature reserve than a source of power, and I get the feeling the whole "humans as a source of power" was done pretty much to justify the machines keeping humans around at all without making the machines seem sympathetic.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:23 PM)

But after watching The Second Renaissance, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the machines still felt some lingering moral imperative to allow the human survivors of the war some kind of life rather than committing genocide. They did everything in their power to avoid the war in the first place

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:21 PM)

It seems like reverting to solar power would be infinitely preferable to having to maintain The Matrix and everyone hooked into it, and all the associated hardware

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:18 PM)

Although I think I remember hearing somewhere that the "clouds" darkening the sky are actually swarms of constantly-muliplying nanomachines? No idea if that's canon or not, but if it is it seems like that'd be something the machines themselves could figure out how to undo if they really wanted to

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:16 PM)

I dunno, for all their technical achievements those humans seemed just as shortsighted as in the present. And they were desperate by the time that was done, so it wouldn't surprise me if they just thought "ah, we'll figure out how to undo it later"

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:00 PM)

Also gotta wonder if the humans had some idea of how they were going to fix the sky, presuming they won out, because otherwise they were basically commiting suicide out of spite and the Matrix would be the only reason humanity is still alive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 09:07 PM)

One of the first things I thought myself after my first time through it

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Every time I watch "The Second Renaissance" I get the feeling I'd probably end up getting shot for being a machine sympathizer.

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2017 - 10:36 PM)

Yeah, Ghostbusters. Specifically the episode where they check out the live action Hollywood "adaptation."


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#481 Detour

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:23 AM

Eh, I dunno. I kinda dig the Roadblock myself, and both Beachhead and Kamakura are good custom fodder. With a new head and some new accessories, Kamakura can make a nice VvV-inspired Night Creeper, while Beachhead is so basic, the sky is essentially the limit.

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.

 


#482 Detour

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

Red Ninja, aka Slice, and Storm Shadow are now reviewed.
http://generalsjoes....e/redninja.html
http://generalsjoes....tormshadow.html

These figures are fantastic.

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 03 March 2012 - 02:05 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 1 2012, 01:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just don't understand that reasoning, since that requires them to put cost into development, sculpting, and the molds for the brick drivers. That's a lot of money that mix-and-matching doesn't require, since it only needs one of those steps.

Actual parts production is the issue. Even with all the parts already tooled, a figure with 30ish parts costs more to make than a new figure with 7ish parts.

#484 Detour

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Mar 1 2012, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Red Ninja, aka Slice, and Storm Shadow are now reviewed.
http://generalsjoes....e/redninja.html
http://generalsjoes....tormshadow.html

These figures are fantastic.

And Snake-Eyes too!
http://generalsjoes..../snakeeyes.html

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 04 March 2012 - 12:14 AM

Law seems to resemble Jack Lord to me.

"Book 'im, Danno; Murder One."

(Darn, my RHINO is dusty...!)

Edited by Moroboshi, 04 March 2012 - 02:07 AM.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:32 AM

Good news everyone!

With Saturday Nights plans de-railed by possible food poisoning (damn you Burger King and your chicken sandwiches!), I stayed home to dine on crackers rather than pizza. So in the morning ran to the east-side Wal-mart to get some soup (and scout for any 'new Phyrexia' packs/intro decks/fat-packs/ect that might be hanging about... want my elsh norn dammit!!!!), and lo and behold, they'd gotten in Joes for the first time since they clearanced out the movie figs.

Someone had sniped Sci-fi and one of the zombies, but I did pick up the rest, including law (who I was on the fance about).
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:49 AM

Yeah, we are finally starting to get some GI Joes up here in NY. Right were I left of from my hunting in NC during the fall. I just am starting to wonder if Renegades Storm Shadow is exclusive to ebay or not. He is the only one I am having a hard time finding.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:49 PM

QUOTE(the last prince @ Mar 5 2012, 07:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, we are finally starting to get some GI Joes up here in NY. Right were I left of from my hunting in NC during the fall. I just am starting to wonder if Renegades Storm Shadow is exclusive to ebay or not. He is the only one I am having a hard time finding.

He might as well be at one per case. I've seen everyone else multiple times at this point, but I've yet to see SS in the wild.
 
 
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Mar 5 2012, 01:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(the last prince @ Mar 5 2012, 07:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, we are finally starting to get some GI Joes up here in NY. Right were I left of from my hunting in NC during the fall. I just am starting to wonder if Renegades Storm Shadow is exclusive to ebay or not. He is the only one I am having a hard time finding.

He might as well be at one per case. I've seen everyone else multiple times at this point, but I've yet to see SS in the wild.

One per case in a single wave, with everyone else getting held over/added to in the next wave, and that wave being the one getting stocked at many places...

I got a wave 4 case from BBTS... I keep telling myself I don't need him... there have been at least five BEST STORM SHADOW EVARs since 2007, so we'll probably get an even better one soon enough... and this particular mold is getting at least two Retaliation repaints, along with most of the accessories being reused...


I keep telling myself I don't need him...

Edited by Lukeblast, 05 March 2012 - 05:14 PM.


#490 Detour

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:00 PM

If you don't need him, sell him to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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.

 


#491 Luke

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:14 PM

You misunderstand. Storm Shadow's in the wave 3 case, and as such is the only figure I wasn't able to get. I'm trying to talk myself out of buying another case of guys I already have to get him... or in the alternative, paying as much as a case just to get him.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Mar 3 2012, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Mar 1 2012, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Red Ninja, aka Slice, and Storm Shadow are now reviewed.
http://generalsjoes....e/redninja.html
http://generalsjoes....tormshadow.html

These figures are fantastic.

And Snake-Eyes too!
http://generalsjoes..../snakeeyes.html


Yeah, that second 3-pack is a definite get.

That black-and-red ninja will lead my other red ninjas, and the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow will join my "I have too damn many of these characters but these are too cool to throw away" pile.
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#493 Luke

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

The red ninja is going to be Slice, because... well, really now.

The Storm Shadow I will probably make into an approximation of VvV Slice, but call Slash, because I don't need two guys named Slice and I have too damn many red ninjas anyway.

The Snake Eyes will... eh.

Edited by Lukeblast, 05 March 2012 - 08:51 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

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Roadblock's got at least 2 more single toys coming out, so I'd rather one without camo paint all over him.

What, you don't appreciate the "Commando" homage? icon-ball.gif

QUOTE(the last prince)
Yeah, we are finally starting to get some GI Joes up here in NY. Right were I left of from my hunting in NC during the fall. I just am starting to wonder if Renegades Storm Shadow is exclusive to ebay or not. He is the only one I am having a hard time finding.

Same situation with my Walmart, seems Wallyworld might be giving Joe some support leading up the movie (that, or simply slotted the existing line to "save space" for the movie stuff in May).

Either way, I might be seeing new Joes locally again (and not at a collector/drug store prices!)...right after getting all I wanted via Walgreens and TRU.com... icon-megs.gif
Hell, knowing Walmart, they won't even get any Joes (or if they do, it will be one or two piddly cases) until they start build up for Retaliation.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:03 PM

The area Target has a Steel Brigade and a Techno-Viper, but my spending limit for that particular trip was $5 (I was primarily looking at getting some cheap Legos) and so I couldn't get either one of them.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:29 AM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Mar 5 2012, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Mar 1 2012, 05:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Roadblock's got at least 2 more single toys coming out, so I'd rather one without camo paint all over him.

What, you don't appreciate the "Commando" homage? icon-ball.gif

Pshaw. That's not a Commando homage.



THIS is a Commando homage!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:47 AM

^ Glorious.

That kicks more ass than Predator Billy Spirit.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:16 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Mar 5 2012, 11:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Mar 5 2012, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Mar 1 2012, 05:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Roadblock's got at least 2 more single toys coming out, so I'd rather one without camo paint all over him.

What, you don't appreciate the "Commando" homage? icon-ball.gif

Pshaw. That's not a Commando homage.



THIS is a Commando homage!

I have a spare Resolute Duke head for the new Roadblock body for exactly this reason.
 
 
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:38 PM

I can't wait for him and repaint him so my Predator team can FINALLY have an acceptable Dutch.

I'll buy another for the Commando homage, naturally.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:30 AM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Mar 1 2012, 04:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And I'd rather pay the crappy eBay price for a ROC Kamakura than settle for this one.

Kamakura was rare? Like how rare? I never considered I'd lucked out finding him in a TRU randomly looooong after most movie stuff had gone or shelfwarmed.

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QUOTE(the last prince @ Mar 5 2012, 07:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, we are finally starting to get some GI Joes up here in NY. Right were I left of from my hunting in NC during the fall. I just am starting to wonder if Renegades Storm Shadow is exclusive to ebay or not. He is the only one I am having a hard time finding.

He might as well be at one per case. I've seen everyone else multiple times at this point, but I've yet to see SS in the wild.

I've never seen one either, despite seeing everything else but the Zombie Viper.
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