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@  Nevermore : (15 December 2019 - 04:05 PM)

The music, if you'd even call it that, adds to the creepy atmosphere. Apparently it was recorded using sounds created in a real nuclear power plant of the same type as Chernobyl.

@  Nevermore : (15 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

In case you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend the HBO mini-series "Chernobyl", which is about, well, you know. It's very intense and not for the faint-heartet. I'd say it's more scary than any horror flick, because (despite some artistic liberties taken with the behavior of some of the characters, and the timeline for some events), it's eerily real.

@  Sabrblade : (15 December 2019 - 10:51 AM)

Hey, at least you baked a cake in the bathroom. Not many can attest to that. :p

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Nope. Forgot entirely, had to make another trip.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

Well, did you get water?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Went to the bathroom, shaved, baked a cake... wait, I only got up to get some water...

@  unluckiness : (14 December 2019 - 09:01 AM)

That's a common misconception. You see compared to the first run, it's a new mold.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?


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The Kaiju Thread - From Godzilla to the Pacific Rim

Godzilla Kaiju Toho Pacific Rim Jaeger

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#41 Starsteam

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 10:56 AM

That is friggin fantastic.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:06 PM

BBTS has lowered the price even further to $13.60 for the opened mouth silver version of the Mecha King Kong figure. For that price, I gladly threw it into my pile of loot. Unfortunately the bomb belt silver version is already sold out.

http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;company=633

Link has all the Raymundo Mechanikong products they carry. Looks like all the prices for them dropped, although I'm having trouble making sense of the pricing scheme.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 08:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just reviewed "Atragon".

It wasn't nearly the jingoistic bit of nationalism I remember it being when I first watched it, or how a lot of reviews make it out to be. As a matter of fact, it had a very progressive theme supporting globalization and urging old timers to let go of their grip on the long-gone Japanese Empire.

It was a very fascinating piece of political and social commentary on par with the original "Godzilla".

But MAN was it boring. And Manda doesn't do crap in the thing.

My copy of Atragon arrived on Friday, and I just had the opportunity to watch the whole thing this morning.

First thing I noticed within the first ten minutes is that the cast is full of a who's who of Toho kaiju movie actors. It was cool to see so many familiar Toho faces in one movie. I do have to agree that it was a little boring. It seemed to take forever to get to the Atragon, and then even longer for it to really do anything. That said it does have some great effects. I loved the scene of the attack on the city causing it to sink as it has to be the best miniature shot in the film. When the Atragon finally does go on the offensive, it is fun to watch.

The nationalism aspect didn't bother me at all, if anything it's one of the more interesting parts of the movie as its the captain's stubborn grip on the past that's endangering the future of all people on the planet. It kind of plays into the ending too with the Mu Empress swimming away.

I knew Manda was barely in the movie beforehand, but I was dissappointed that when he does show up the scene is very murky because its underwater. The transfer of the dvd is fantastic, it's just that this scene is meant to look like its underwater. Doesn't help that they're shooting ink/smoke torpedos at him to blind him to the escaping scubadivers either. So you never really get a good clear look at him, and it's a huge contrast to his appearance in Destroy All Monsters. Atragon may be his first appearance, but DAM is the definitive Manda, imo. There's *nothing* in Atragon that compares to the scene of him attacking the monorail in DAM, or, well, really any shot of him in DAM.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:51 PM

I rediscovered Bill's Kitchen last week, the guy makes his own kaiju models from scratch:

http://www.bills-kit...tchen/home.html

One of my favorites:

http://www.bills-kit...Godzilla.html#2




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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:43 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Nov 28 2011, 05:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I rediscovered Bill's Kitchen last week, the guy makes his own kaiju models from scratch:

http://www.bills-kit...tchen/home.html

One of my favorites:

http://www.bills-kit...Godzilla.html#2

Wow, if this is the same one I'm thinking, nice to see that site still around.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 06:13 PM

Watched Goro for the first time, and my appreciation for it really grew after I realized it was made in 1961. For some reason I always thought it was a product of the mid-70's. Anyway, some great effects and perspective shots especially considering the time period. I didn't care much for the head design on the creature, but I get that they were probably going for a kind of walking alligator. For my tastes the snout was a little too squarish, and the back through to the tail does look like the back of a gator. I really appreciated that they had the suit actor's legs bent at all times, which helped make it look less like a suit actor.

I was *very* suprised at how graphic the destruction in London was, even more so after realizing it was done in 1961. Buildings, walls, ceilings, and debris fall over the place on top of the fleeing people of the city. People are getting crushed, and they allow no doubt that its happening. Reminded me of Gamera 3 in that way that its not a good idea to be around these giant monsters. The story's a little straight forward with a kind of twist on the King Kong brought to New York story, but it gets the job done, and the acting was great. I was also suprised to learn that the director for this also directed The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, which I also watched this weekend(and also holds up, imo, especially if you're a Hauryhausen nut).

The transfer on VCI's "Widescreeen Destruction Edition" dvd could have been better but was decent for watching upscaled without being overly bothered. We're a little spoiled with all these great Shout! and Media Blasters releases lately, but I would still like to see this get similar treatment. The picture could look a lot more clean than it does even in standard dvd definition. However, I was completely suprised that the sound was in 5.1. Unfortunately there's no English 2.0 stereo, as its 5.1 or nothing. So I guess you can't hear it non-digitally altered without listening to the French soundtrack. That said the 5.1 is suprisingly good, and the rear speakers are used quite well during certain spots of the movie.

This movie is definitely worth a look for any kaiju fan.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:59 AM

SHF Mecha Godzilla is out it seems. Still itty bitty


http://blog.livedoor.jp/hacchaka/archives/51788320.html



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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:27 AM

Wow, random tech detail on the side of the head.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:34 PM

Pat Lee-esque?

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:36 PM

At least his arms aren't as thick as his legs.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:47 PM

My silver open-mouth Raymundo Mechani-Kong arrived today. The sculpt is nice and I like the silver. Articulation just consists of the waist and simple up/down for the arms, but no leg articulation. Height and bulk wise, it's roughly half the size of the Bandai. It's a little taller than your typical Revoltech kaiju. The only fault I can find with it is that it's sculpted so that it's kind of back-heavy. There needed to be a little pitch forward at the ankles. As a result, in a stand-at-attention pose he wants to fall backwards unless you counterweight it by raising the arms slightly forward as pictured below.

For $13.60, I'm pretty darn happy with this, and despite the balance issue, heavily recommend adding it to your pile of loot at BBTS before it's out of stock. Especially considering how crazy high the Bandai's ebay prices can go. I wish I would have had the heads up on these when they originally clearanced so I could have picked the bomb-belt version up for $17 at the same time.



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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:04 AM

For Christmas I got the last major Toho Kaiju film I was missing! King Kong Escapes was added to my collection this morning and I gave it a watch tonight.

I think the best review I can give is to call it bat-jive crazy. So they took King Kong, mixed it in with a robot, threw in some corny American actors, a few James Bond reject villains (DR. WHO. DR. WHO), and what the hell, the North Pole and Tokyo too. It's wonderfully bizaare and hilariously stupid. Kong's like a trained puppy dog to the obnoxiously annoying Linda Miller, and Dr. Who is wonderfully Corny and laughably cheesy and the Kong Suit is absolutely terrible but still hilarious (I love how he punched Gorosaurus to death) and frankly, it's just a stupid fun blast.

Great film.

Edited by Master Fwiffo, 26 December 2011 - 12:04 AM.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 02:11 AM

One thing I really liked about it is the smaller scale of Kong made for some great miniatures. I generally like my monsters nice and big, so that they are not always dwarfed by buildings, but I kinda wish Toho did more smaller scale deals like this, FCTW, and WOTG.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:34 PM

SHM Godzilla may be tiny but these are so tiny it makes Godzilla huuuuge icon-waspy.gif



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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:46 PM

I'm amused that those maser vehicles are more in scale than they were in Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla. Nice that they bothered to go the extra distance with those.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:05 PM

I'm appalled that the SHM Garuda for Mechagodzilla isn't an included accessory with the figure, and even worse, costs as much as the figure itself.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Dec 29 2011, 09:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm appalled that the SHM Garuda for Mechagodzilla isn't an included accessory with the figure, and even worse, costs as much as the figure itself.

I'm just glad they are even doing it at all. I was worried they had dropped it when the Mechagodzilla pre-order went up.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:56 AM

I hope they release in scale papercraft buildings to go with the toys. would be great for the SHM and SRC Robots

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Dec 30 2011, 02:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm appalled that the SHM Garuda for Mechagodzilla isn't an included accessory with the figure, and even worse, costs as much as the figure itself.


This right here.

I've got Godzilla and Mecha G in my pile of loot at BBTS but the asking price for the Garuda set is downright ridiculous. If I can find it somewhere for a better price I'll get it, but if not than I guess no Super Mecha G for me.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:03 PM

Some guy with Media Blasters had the following to say:
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"When the deals for these films were made, Toho didn't want any extra content on the discs while Media Blasters wanted to include a lot of extras. So there was a lot of back and forth betwee...n the two companies until they came to an agreement. There were some stipulations from Toho about what content could or couldn't be advertised, which is why there were some extras on the discs that were mentioned in the press release but not on the final cover art.

But when DAM came out Toho complained to Media Blasters that there were more extras than they'd expected there to be. My understanding is that the main issue was with stills, because Toho would charge for each photo used and therefore the more images, the bigger the payment to them. Media Blasters said they're willing to pay the difference so its a matter of coming up with an acceptable figure.

Rather than put out MEGALON now and risk a repeat of what happened with DAM, both sides want MEGALON pre-approved before it goes to press. Like I said before, I haven't heard of any specific issues with MEGALON... the delay is that Toho is focused on DAM and wants that resolved before turning their attention to the next release. And once Toho and Media Blasters are on the same page with DAM, MEGALON should go much more smoothly.

All the legal stuff sure is fun!"

So, yes, Toho is upset. Over stills, of all things.

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