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@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

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

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  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.


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#1281 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:44 PM

I considered army-building Red Fang at one point, but he was already out of stores (it was a complete fluke I found even one; at a Walmart in Vegas, of all places) and a little too pricey online.

But at the same time, the ROC Shockblast/Night Creeper 2-pack was hitting Ross for, like, $4 or whatever, so I just made Red Fang the leader of a bunch of Night Creepers and used the Shockblasts to make lazy rank-and-file-Joe customs.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:15 PM

I found loads and loads of Red Fangs at a local Ross and decided that for $4, I might as well buy one. He's just sort of decent as he is, but it annoys me to this day that he's just the entire Neo Viper body with a different head stuck on. Plus I hate movie Storm Shadow's dinky swords.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:34 PM

Went on a parts hunt for Joecustom's #50, found SF to be 90% clear of Joes, aside from a 30th cache at a hardware store, one Target, and TRU. Hell, Shopko is cleared... if they even had any to begin with that is.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:28 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Aug 3 2012, 10:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I found loads and loads of Red Fangs at a local Ross and decided that for $4, I might as well buy one. He's just sort of decent as he is, but it annoys me to this day that he's just the entire Neo Viper body with a different head stuck on. Plus I hate movie Storm Shadow's dinky swords.

I really don't get the hatred for the Neo-Viper body. I think it's a fine body base.

I get what you're saying about the swords, though. But personally I'm just really happy to have ninja swords that STAY in a figure's hands.

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 August 2012 - 12:17 AM


They are pretty neat. They were pretty easy to find, too, so I have a couple.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:31 AM

Review of the SDCC Jinx figures...

Packaging is pretty standard 25th style in a clamshell packaging. Nothing really to say here. The use of "Kim Arashikage" annoys the heck out of me... I know the reason for it, but in terms of silly workarounds, using the "file name" just takes all the fun out of things for me. It loses all the depth and mystique of the fiction and gives me a lady going to a costume party.

The back is different for each, which is an unexpected and nice touch. I found it disappointing that the file card doesn't explicitly mention her relation to Storm Shadow (they're cousins), as that was a major part of her character in the Marvel Comic.

The red suit is functional and... well, that's about it really. Once you appreciate the folds and lay of the "fabric", there's not a lot of additional detail. There are a few black highlights in the obvious and expected places and the dragon on the left shoulder carried over from the original figure. She doesn't have the footwear or nail polish of the original. The outfit is more in line with the traditional gi, which has resulted in a rather low neckline. To be honest, this is probably the only part of the figure I don't like, simply because I think it looks awkward to have a fully wrapped head with an exposed neck.

Jinx comes with a stand, her signature staff, two swords, and a sheath. Not a big kit, but it matches her original gear pretty well. Everything fits nicely in her hands. I've had some trouble with the stands though; it seems the holes in her feet may be a bit too shallow. It may not be apparent in the pics, but both figures have one sword blade painted mostly black. I'm unsure of the significance, if any.

The variant Jinx is in a white gi with a grey dragon motif on one arm and leg and red highlights. It's a very simple look that at once ties her to Storm Shadow yet is also immediately unique to her. The head is a very good sculpt with the hair tied back to minimize interference with her sheath. I don't find it has quite the range of movement I'd like, but it's a minor thing that only affects a few poses I tried.

This version comes with a kusari-gama instead of the staff, and I have to say I'm not pleased with the substitution. It's a thick weapon and she can't hold it very well. In fact, I'd say the hands are an issue with this figure in general; they are sculpted at an angle and pose that limit the way she can hold things. I'm generally not one to complain about articulation in "modern era" Joe figures... I appreciate all the cool poses, but I don't need every character to have double knees and rocker ankles (or even ankles at all). However, when a character is given those benefits and then has other parts limited in any way, it's very apparent and annoying.

Overall I like both versions of the figure. With other versions in the Retaliation line (eventually) and the GI Joe Club Figure Subscription Service (again, eventually), she makes for a nice SDCC exclusive without being the only way a fan can ever get the character. They are both well-done and simple without being lacking, with the variant being nice yet not something a collection is incomplete without.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE(Moroboshi @ Aug 4 2012, 01:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

They are pretty neat. They were pretty easy to find, too, so I have a couple.

Lucky.

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 August 2012 - 02:57 PM

QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Jul 9 2012, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hell, the Zombie Viper has already come and gone, and it was hard to find? That's the only GI Joe figure I've wanted since the Matt Trakker homage... but I'm not really excited about paying eBay prices for a rare-ish figure.

Found a nice batch of the wave at TRU this morning! I didn't figure I'd get that lucky. The techno-viper looked cool, but I decided to just pick up one of the zombies. I don't need to start a GI Joe collection here. :-)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Aug 4 2012, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Jul 9 2012, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hell, the Zombie Viper has already come and gone, and it was hard to find? That's the only GI Joe figure I've wanted since the Matt Trakker homage... but I'm not really excited about paying eBay prices for a rare-ish figure.

Found a nice batch of the wave at TRU this morning! I didn't figure I'd get that lucky. The techno-viper looked cool, but I decided to just pick up one of the zombies. I don't need to start a GI Joe collection here. :-)



My TRu got in the old Alley Viper wave this week. I searched everywhere for that damn AV when he was new.


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:05 PM

The Red Fang ninja is all right. Love the goggles he gets (from the comic pack firefly aren't they?) plus those swords are really sold with good hilts to grip.


However the head makes for a great easy custom fodder, be it for spicing up your various Cobra troopers or on to the Dr Rex bodies for instant Cobra Science!!!!
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:20 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Aug 3 2012, 11:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Aug 3 2012, 10:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I found loads and loads of Red Fangs at a local Ross and decided that for $4, I might as well buy one. He's just sort of decent as he is, but it annoys me to this day that he's just the entire Neo Viper body with a different head stuck on. Plus I hate movie Storm Shadow's dinky swords.

I really don't get the hatred for the Neo-Viper body. I think it's a fine body base.

I just really don't like that body when used for a ninja, since it's doesn't exactly say anything like "stealth" or "speed".

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I get what you're saying about the swords, though. But personally I'm just really happy to have ninja swords that STAY in a figure's hands.

They would've been nicer if they'd had longer, not quite so chunky blades.
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#1292 Moroboshi

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:22 PM

I've been having a lot of fun with the Pit lately! I wish we'd get another big play set designed for modern figures at some point.



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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:26 AM

The Pit pretty much guaranteed we won't be getting another playset thing for years to come unless it's at SDCC or something. They should've started with that submarine concept instead.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:01 AM

The Pit works well when you use it like you did for your pictures - narrow, confined images. When viewed as a whole, it looks like a hot mess.

I got mine at 50% off, and it was worth it... sort of. I would have preferred a more structure-oriented look instead of the goofy transformer that tried too hard.

It doesn't speak well when the bases of yester-year are better than one developed with all-new tooling from the ground up.

So yeah. I don't expect to see a new base anytime soon at all. Hasbro seems to view bases/playsets in general as anathema - hence why we can't get a new Metroplex, and the closest thing we get is a "stand-up-to-transform" Optimus Prime.

Edited by Betty Nor, 05 August 2012 - 09:02 AM.


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:49 AM

The interesting part is that Dynamo, the guys behind Sigma Six and Xevoz, did work on that.

They posted control art on their website. It looked considerably more proportional to the figures in it. Not to mention each section "feels" more complete:
http://www.dynamodev...arters-playset/

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 05 August 2012 - 11:07 AM

Yeah, it's pretty unfair to use the Pitt as justification for "playsets don't sell' as it is soooo much lamer than any of the 80s bases. It's really bad, incomplete and unfun compaired to any of them.


-ZacWilliam really wants to argue with Hasbro over Metroplex and co too as I think there are a number of factors that will make them always work beyond their being playsets... Primarily ALSO being a super powerful action figure on their own AND coming with smaller figures included that use their base mode.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 05 August 2012 - 11:09 AM.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:28 AM

They seem to have found a comfortable middle ground with Star Wars big vehicles/playsets and they tried to apply that to the PIT, the problem being the "vehicle" was an unrecognizable motor home.
 
 
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:48 AM

Since the SDCC Marvel Helicarrier sold, that may be a viable option for Joe bases in the future, but the regular store shelves definitely won't tolerate them anymore. I think it's fair to say that anything over $20 in the vehicle department isn't going to sell much at all.
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#1299 Betty Nor

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:07 PM

Meh, I really don't need Hasbro to make a new Joe base. I bought those playsets that came out from the World Heroes or whatever line (the bombed out desert building & the generic military building), and those work just fine for me.

Until I get a domicile that will allow for ginormous dioramas, I'm content to avoid anymore space-sucking structures.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:57 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Aug 5 2012, 12:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, it's pretty unfair to use the Pitt as justification for "playsets don't sell' as it is soooo much lamer than any of the 80s bases. It's really bad, incomplete and unfun compaired to any of them.

80s AND 90s. Love the 1990's Joe HQ.

QUOTE(Dake @ Aug 5 2012, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They seem to have found a comfortable middle ground with Star Wars big vehicles/playsets and they tried to apply that to the PIT, the problem being the "vehicle" was an unrecognizable motor home.

The control art made it feel more "whole" but it looks like they made it smaller and neutered a lot of the features to seller it at a lower pricepoint.

QUOTE(Spark @ Aug 5 2012, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since the SDCC Marvel Helicarrier sold, that may be a viable option for Joe bases in the future, but the regular store shelves definitely won't tolerate them anymore. I think it's fair to say that anything over $20 in the vehicle department isn't going to sell much at all.

What's the difference between the SDCC Helicarrier and the retail one?

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Aug 5 2012, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Meh, I really don't need Hasbro to make a new Joe base. I bought those playsets that came out from the World Heroes or whatever line (the bombed out desert building & the generic military building), and those work just fine for me.

Until I get a domicile that will allow for ginormous dioramas, I'm content to avoid anymore space-sucking structures.

World Peacekeepers.
And yeah, those sets definitely offer a lot of possibilities at a much more acceptable scale. A nice two-level facade with some good interiors on the other side....

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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