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@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  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?


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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

#1260 Onyx Minor

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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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