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@  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?

@  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...


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#1741 NightViper

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

JoeCon 2013 has been announced - April 4th -7th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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G.I.JoeCon 2013 Coming to Indianapolis, Indiana April 4th ? April 7th!

Fort Worth, TX ? December 4th, 2012 ? Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro?s official G.I.Joe Collectors? Convention, G.I.JoeCon, announced today that next year?s convention will take place at the JW Marriott from April 4th thru April 7th in the great city of Indianapolis. You can make your hotel reservations now at GIJoeCon.com.

In the coming weeks, Pop Culture enthusiasts from around the world will be able to register for G.I.JoeCon 2013 through the GIJoeCon.com online registration system. Fans and Collectors? who register for G.I.JoeCon as a General OR American Hero package holder will receive either the 12-inch Secret Mission to Dragon Island or 3 3/4-inch Nocturnal Fire convention set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Saturday Night Casino Night Dinner event. Finally, General and American Hero package attendees will also receive a special bonus to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.

For more information on G.I.JoeCon and all activities and the exclusive figure offerings, please visit GIJoeCon.com.
About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company?s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro?s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

About Fun Publications, Inc.
For nearly 20 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit TransformersClub.com, GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. © 2012 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.?


The title of the box set might give you a hint about the theme.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:37 AM

If it's Night Force, then we might have some issues.

Figures - Tunnel Rat, Outback, and Shockwave have already had Night Force incarnations done for their new molds.

If Hasbro taps the TRU set from a few years back, then that would leave us with a set consisting of Flint, Beach-Head, Falcon, Tunnel Rat (TRU), Crazylegs, and Roadblock. Otherwise, FunPub is going to have to try and piece together some of the classic 1980s guys, which could easily get expensive.

Vehicles - The SHARC redeco has already been done, leaving us with the Skystriker and Moray redecoes as options unless they find some of the vintage vehicle molds.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

God, FI, cut it out.

Fun Pub made a Python Patrol-themed set work after most of the Python Patrol characters were already released at retail by Hasbro. They can make Night Force work.

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.

 


#1744 Mecheon

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Dec 7 2012, 01:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If it's Night Force, then we might have some issues.

Its not just going to be Night Force, there'll be a Cobra component to the set as well

They just did Iron Grenaiders versus Oktober Guard, it'll probably be some Night Force Joes versus Appropriate Cobra Force

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

Oh, hell, right, Joecon...totally forgot about the deadline for that 2011 set re-release.

Actually, it appears to still be available in the club store, but it's still $360 right near Christmastime, so it's still a no-go for me.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

QUOTE(Mecheon @ Dec 6 2012, 06:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Dec 7 2012, 01:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If it's Night Force, then we might have some issues.

Its not just going to be Night Force, there'll be a Cobra component to the set as well

Even then, FI's issues revolve around the fact that three out of twenty-two members of Night Force got made already. And even then, only one of Tunnel Rat's two looks.
http://www.yojoe.com...ightforce.shtml

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 06 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 6 2012, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
God, FI, cut it out.

Fun Pub made a Python Patrol-themed set work after most of the Python Patrol characters were already released at retail by Hasbro. They can make Night Force work.

Really, Night Force would probably be only 5 or 6 figures to begin with, and just because they didn't have figures back in the day, doesn't mean they won't get a new one. Same with vehicles, wouldn't surprise me if the RAM or ARmadillo were brushed off for a NF version.

Probably means Cobra will be some variant on Night Watch, maybe finally see the Modern Crimosn Shadow Guards Hasbro has been teasing for the lsat 5 years.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:02 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 7 2012, 09:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Mecheon @ Dec 6 2012, 06:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Dec 7 2012, 01:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If it's Night Force, then we might have some issues.

Its not just going to be Night Force, there'll be a Cobra component to the set as well

Even then, FI's issues revolve around the fact that three out of twenty-two members of Night Force got made already. And even then, only one of Tunnel Rat's two looks.
http://www.yojoe.com...ightforce.shtml

Gotta go at it from every angle

But yeah. Night Force Snow Cat. Needs to happen, if only so I can pick it up to have an in-scale version of the... Cybertron/Universe/Whatever it was figure

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:49 AM

QUOTE(Mecheon @ Dec 7 2012, 07:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But yeah. Night Force Snow Cat. Needs to happen, if only so I can pick it up to have an in-scale version of the... Cybertron/Universe/Whatever it was figure

Universe. 1.0.

And yeah, that should happen. Especially since they retooled the Snow Cat already back in POC!

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 11 December 2012 - 04:35 AM

The set would be made proportionately more interesting if it focused on updates of "classic" Night Force guys who so far haven't had any. Spearhead, Lightfoot, Muskrat, Sneak Peek, Psyche-Out... I guess you could argue RoC Charbroil and Repeater count as updates, but they didn't share colors with their progenitors or anything. That's seven entirely new(ish) guys right there, plus I guess Cross Hair and Nunchuk, but I don't know if they'd be high on anybody's radar.

On the other hand, I would love a new Action Man, because inter-toy crossovers make me giddy. I would demand a Doctor X to go with him, though.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:15 AM

QUOTE(Monzo @ Dec 11 2012, 04:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On the other hand, I would love a new Action Man, because inter-toy crossovers make me giddy.


Yes. Very yes.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE(Monzo @ Dec 11 2012, 04:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
plus I guess Cross Hair and Nunchuk, but I don't know if they'd be high on anybody's radar.

That depends... if they go for something less "Quick Kick renamed" and more "Nunchuk proper" I'd be all for one... He's still missing from my modern Ninja Force.

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.

 


#1753 Detour

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

So, hey.


New Retaliation trailer:
http://movies.yahoo....-163139765.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.

 


#1754 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:49 PM

Ah, I see they Tatum'ed things up a bit.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

So there's apparently some controversy/hilarity with the Figure Subscription service. The Club showed off the carded images of Cover Girl and Big Boa because those won a poll for the ones the fans most wanted to see. This caused several Ebay sellers to put up "preorders" for those figures with "late December" or "early 2013" as the ship date. The GI Joe Collector's Club took to Facebook on December 5th to correct this, saying
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FYI - Despite rumors online, Big Boa and Covergirl are not the first two figures that will ship. They were ONLY shown due to a request poll here on Facebook. Some people misinterpret things, so don't believe everything on the internet. :-)


One of these auctions, seen here, got a bunch of fans in an uproar because someone claimed the seller is Brian Savage's son. This further led to claims that the son, supposedly named Mike, has the figures in-hand, which in turn led to a lot of vitriol about the Club screwing the fans over, giving preferential treatment to the boss' son, spoiling the surprise they encouraged, consorting with demons, etc.

The thing is... the seller doesn't claim to have the figures in-hand. You can see right there in the description: "IT WILL SHIPPED IN LATE DECEMBER. THIS IS A PRE-ORDER AS I HAVE MADE MULTIPLE ORDERS." We have the seller saying that it's a preorder, and they have multiple subscriptions. That's certainly possible. Someone messaged the seller asking how he could be sure of the ship date and got the reply "i will not sell something i am not sure of!" Obviously someone is wrong here, but it seems likely that it's the seller, no?

(I should note that it's possible that the auction listing DID originally say that the person had the figures in-hand. However, I haven't seen anyone claim that the listing changed. Why would someone making the sort of accusations that have been made miss that one?)

The Club proceeded to knock down all the accusations in further comments:
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??? Brian doesn't HAVE a son named Mike. And none of Brian's children have these on auction. All the samples we've received are here in the office.

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I just checked and Boa and CG don't even ship the same month, much less the first month. We have samples showing the packout and these to ARE NOT in the same shipping box.


You can actually see the progression of the rumor mill here... Club shows photos, some assume those are the first and state it as fact-->wonder where they got the info, someone claims the source is Brian's son-->if it's Brian's son he probably has them in-hand before we do and he's selling them, how dare he-->the Club screwed the fans over again, RAGE.

So what we have here is either a portion of the fandom that fed itself to the point of frenzy over a shred of misinformation, or the Club lying in practically conspiratorial ways. True to form, some still believe the latter.



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 12 2012, 05:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, hey.


New Retaliation trailer:
http://movies.yahoo....-163139765.html


Releasing it the same day as the Pacific Rim trailer?

Not the best of ideas.

(Still seeing it though)

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:32 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Dec 12 2012, 08:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So what we have here is either a portion of the fandom that fed itself to the point of frenzy over a shred of misinformation, or the Club lying in practically conspiratorial ways. True to form, some still believe the latter.


Hm...that sounds just like the kind of thing Mike Savage would say.

J'accuse!

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:35 AM

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QUOTE(Dake @ Dec 3 2012, 06:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
LIIIIIIEEEFELD!

Not even Liefled hugs up faces that badly.

And Liefeld usually draws a full cover instead of just half of one and then mirroring it...
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:24 AM

Joe fans are a rage boner filled group. I am not surprised at all if that people from the likes of HISS Tank went crazy over the slightest conspiracy theory.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:11 AM

Unfortunately, the amount of times this happens and how many fans absolutely despise any change even if it could save the franchise paints a lot of fans as... not very bright.
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.



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