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@  Lancer : (18 February 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Make his fur a red and black flannel pattern

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Bonus points if you can work in a red and black flannel pattern on his chest plate.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:09 PM)

Might as well make it cliched. Lumberjack moose male and aristocratic deer female.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Or their aristocratic deer.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Thinking of making a pair of moose Transformer OCs, male and female. Thier a lovey dovy pair of lumberjacks

@  Paladin : (18 February 2019 - 06:56 PM)

they also have NOTORIOUSLY poor protection on their servers. do NOT keep a credit card on file there.

@  Telly : (18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM)

i just checked my past tfsource orders, and theres no sales tax charge

@  Arazyr : (18 February 2019 - 11:16 AM)

They haven't (yet, at least) on the stuff I currently have in my Stack. Haven't had them ship anything for a while, though, so I don't know if they will when I do...

@  Benbot : (18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Does TFSource charge sales tax?

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:47 AM)

That's because, once upon a time, the people whom owned the animals weren't the people whom butchered them. So the pig was owned by a saxon who spoke english, but butchered by a french speaker. So a pig got cut up into PORC chops.

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.

@  Paladin : (17 February 2019 - 11:57 AM)

The cow was slaughtered in the abattoir.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 February 2019 - 08:53 AM)

It's not a pretty name: abattoir is literally just the french word for slaughterhouse.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 February 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Giving it a pretty name won't make it a pretty place.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 February 2019 - 02:45 AM)

I do believe there is an aphorism about the U.S.A. and yogurt being different because after 200 years the latter will have a culture.

@  Maruten : (16 February 2019 - 11:30 PM)

There's another word for "abattoir"?! Honestly you people, "slaughterhouse" is a bit on the nose.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 February 2019 - 10:09 PM)

I learned this week that the French-style term abattoir is prevalent in the UK/Commonwealth in place of where U.S.-American Anglophones would say "slaughterhouse". Fascinating.

@  MEDdMI : (16 February 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Nonsense. Everybody loves all my posts.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 08:27 PM)

Or dislike them. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Wish we could like the shout posts...

@  Patch : (16 February 2019 - 04:26 PM)

Uh oh. Here comes a flock of Wah-Wahs.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 10:54 AM)

Oh, that makes more sense.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 07:31 AM)

Haven't given it to him yet. Not sure when I will, but soon. Wah Wah is what he calls any vehicle with a siren, and the little bugger just LOVES firetrucks. So I got him a rescue bot heatwave.

@  repowers : (16 February 2019 - 02:41 AM)

I hope he said "You've given me a wah-wah"

@  Dekafox : (16 February 2019 - 12:48 AM)

A red panda?

@  Rodimus Supreme : (15 February 2019 - 11:06 PM)

*WAH

@  Rodimus Supreme : (15 February 2019 - 11:05 PM)

THE HECK IS A WHAH WAH?!?!?!

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2019 - 08:54 PM)

Yay! My nephew's Wah Wah showed up today!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 February 2019 - 08:12 PM)

BotBots are GLORIOUS

@  Pennpenn : (14 February 2019 - 07:07 PM)

A day best ignored if you're not the target demographic. Can be difficult sometimes though.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2019 - 11:55 AM)

Valentine's Day. bummer.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Or you could come to canada, where bureaucracy is a publically funded art form! So garbage and used condoms trying to make a statement about something or other, not entirely sure what.

@  Nevermore : (14 February 2019 - 06:10 AM)

We've turned it into an art form.

@  Nevermore : (14 February 2019 - 06:10 AM)

You think you know bureaucracy, but you've never been to Germany.

@  RichardT1977 : (13 February 2019 - 11:48 PM)

I think a better counterpart would be "society".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 February 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Sounds like the cobra effect.

@  Echowarrior : (13 February 2019 - 05:58 PM)

I think a better counterpart for it would be bureaucracy.

@  MEDdMI : (13 February 2019 - 08:33 AM)

Is Verbesserschlimmerung a change that was intented to make things worse but made them better instead?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 February 2019 - 07:35 AM)

We have a similar word in english "government".

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:05 AM)

The meaning of this word is: A change that was intended as an improvement but ended up making things worse.

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:04 AM)

It's a portmanteau of "Verbesserung", which means "improvement", and "Verschlimmerung", which means "worsening".

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:04 AM)

Your new German word for today: Verschlimmbesserung.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:17 PM)

Fortunately it's been long enough now that the possibility exists another label like Shout Factory or Arrow could pick it up and give it an updated release.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:16 PM)

It's the same with their Dawn of the Dead blu-ray, and several others

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:11 PM)

In Volcano's case it isn't so much a case just of amazon or eBay sellers... it looks like rather than releasing it directly, Fox licensed it out to Starz/Anchor Bay, and it's subsequently gone out of print

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 February 2019 - 01:28 PM)

There's Amazon sellers for you.

@  Telly : (12 February 2019 - 12:49 PM)

thought about buying volcano on bluray last night, until i saw the price on amazon: $135. the used ones arent much cheaper at $90. i know the 3p sellers can set any price they want, but come on. $90-$135 for a 20 year old movie that was only so-so?

@  unluckiness : (12 February 2019 - 05:12 AM)

GOt my hopes up there for a bit. Last I heard it was nebulously in 2019.


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Hey everyone we've got something exciting to announce - now when you're going to buy LEGO anyway you can simultaneously support The Allspark! Here's some links for ya!

 

General link (note the free shipping on orders over $35)

 

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Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting the community!

 

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#5601 Lancer

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:08 PM

I want them to acknowledge Bionicle with something that's more than just a half-second cameo


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 11:09 PM

Didn't really care for it. Batman and Ninjago were both mediocre and so much of this clearly hangs on the reveal from the first movie. Seems obvious the idea is the sister put them through hell as a toddler and has now returned now she's older.

Also that "hapless male" bit in the trailer is so desperately trying to grab interest. I swear the first movie was smarter at challenging Hollywood sexism.

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 06:44 AM

Honestly, I never liked the humans scene in the first movie, it kind of ruins the sense of disbelief one has up until that point, I really hope they don't do that again. With the Lego Batman movie, I actually enjoyed that film, it is one of the best Batman films around, Ninjago, I've not seen but then I not seen anything of the TV show so I not bothered with it.


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 12:00 PM

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 05:59 PM   Best Answer

Hey everyone we've got something exciting to announce - now when you're going to buy LEGO anyway you can simultaneously support The Allspark! Here's some links for ya!

 

General link (note the free shipping on orders over $35)

 

Sale items link

 

Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting the community!

 

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 11:56 AM

I got the lego defender of the Universe in today, 16 bags of stuff, haven't begun construction, YET, but I look forward to building Voltron


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 08:46 AM

For some odd reason, I just wasn't all that interested by Voltron - despite having Mattel's most recent beast as well as the new Playmates Legendary Defender versions on display.

 

I did pick up the Ninjago Quake Mech from Target, which had been placed on the plan-o-gram at $45.  I had never really intended to pick that one up, but the Price-per-Piece ratio was too outstanding to pass up.  I'm headed down the slippery slope of getting all of the Ninjago Movie mechs now (I got Jay's Lightning Jet for $35 at Wal-mart a few weeks ago).

 

Well, maybe not Zane's Ice Tank.  Even at a deep discount, it's really hard to see that design in anything remotely resembling a positive, non-boring light.



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 04:15 PM

So far, I'm over half way through construction, I done the Blue & Yellow lions, most of the Black Lion, only the rear legs to go with him, then its onto the green and red lions, I had to laugh at what they use for the cross on Voltron's chest, its a lego verison of a tool used to remove the bolts on a car wheel when one has broken down! As I did the blue lion I found one part missing which is a single panel, lucky spare parts came to the rescue, AGAIN, while not very important, it does kind of complete the look! One thing I can say for this kit, its a different take on the idea of build Giant robot, this guy is going to be pretty large when finished, the yellow & blue lions are about the size of a deluxe transformer in robot mode, so he'll be large that is for certain, can't wait to finish him, but there is other things that need doing, plus I'm taking a small break from construction!


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 08:37 PM

The Quake Mech is totally not a kid-friendly model.  Not just because the MSRP is $90, which is insane for a kid's toy, but because the single wheel as its legs is so not stable for play.

 

Yes, there's a kickstand to help it stabilise when at rest, but as soon as it gets off that kickstand, gravity demands a massive face-plant.

I've found that grasping it by the kickstand, when moving towards wheel-mobility, is the best practice, but holy carp, I've come really close to breaking it just handling it.

 

It's still quite impressive, just not recommended for kiddies.



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Posted 06 August 2018 - 05:17 PM

Completed the Voltron, its a intersting build with a few parts I've never seen before and it kind of makes me think it could kind of bring some different mech desgins in the future using the parts for the arms, but one thing for certain, its more of a display piece than anything else, the combined form has no movement in the legs, only the head and arms can move, so posing is limited unless you want to take off one the Black Lion's rear legs and have it facing in the manner of the lion mode, just to get a sort of kick pose! I'll take some pictures later and upload them, but overall, its a good build, made one major goof during construction, in regards to Voltron's left arm, how one of the parts go, I put it in wrong and the arm was floppy, but that's now been fixed!


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

For some odd reason, I just wasn't all that interested by Voltron - despite having Mattel's most recent beast as well as the new Playmates Legendary Defender versions on display.

 

 

Yeah, same here.  And it's weird.  You'd think I'd want it.  I love Lego.  I love Voltron.  Together they just don't do it for me.  This despite me having no trouble with blocky Star Wars Lego stuff.  *Shrugs.



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Posted 23 August 2018 - 05:08 AM

For me, I think it has more to do with me phasing out of LEGO again this year.

I've been collecting consistently since 2011, and I've amassed a load of bricks and sets, most of which I don't have the shelf space to display.

 

I think if it had come out a year ago, it would have been a different story, but alas, Voltron remains a hard pass.



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Posted 23 August 2018 - 08:36 AM

Lego Voltron, is best suited to display than anything else, at the moment, unless I go about customising it but that be a lot of work, mainly around the Black lion's legs, not the actual legs but the body connections because as it is, you have to disconnect the legs with some of the body and move them to a different procession for lion mode, I'll do it at some point but currently I'm more focused on scheming improvements to my castle, I want to expand it and make the walls a bit more stable, not the Nexo Knights castle but my big custom castle that I constructed from three sets of King's castle, its mainly the front and rear I want to expand outwards so that everything inside that I've added can be moved about to improve space, this is what it currently looks like inside:

 

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As you can see, its crampped with a bar, a black smith, an armoury contained within, so I want to expand more.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 07:19 PM

The Mega Construx gods must have finally heard my lamentations about my lack of certain original 151 pokemon availability and sent unto my local Target a Series 4 power panel.

 

So I finally have Shellder and Magnemite without paying through the nose via after market prices.

I haven't opened Magnemite yet, but Shellder might be one of my favourite micro-builds right up there with Meowth and Rattata, which is no easy feat considering he's pretty much bereft of articulation.

 

Shit, I need to get Snorlax now before he disappears.  I feel like he's a Target exclusive or something since I've only ever seen him there.

And once I add Blastoise, I think I'll be in the clear to wait a while and see if Venusaur and Mew/Mew-Two come down in price at all.  I am excite to almost be caught up on that collection.


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 05:45 PM

Expanded my BIG castle, also expanded my mini figures in resent days!

 

Speaking of lego, back in the summer, there was a trail of large Sculptures in my local city and one was made of lego, tonight was the Auction and lego Gromit went for £22.000 or in USD: $28,505.40

 

Here's a picture of that Gromit:

 

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He wasn't the highest seller of the trail thou, the highest went on two Sculptures of Wallace, which was £55.000, each (UDS: 71,263.50), the money raised from the trail and selling the scultures is going to charity to help sick children, the charity is at the heart of Wallace and Gromit creators and the company behind them, its a local charity in some respects being based in the city near to where I live! I did get out and see all of the sculptures around the city and that was good fun, it takes one to parts of the city and region one would not normally go, it makes for great family days out, but the trail is over and they have now been sold!


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Posted 06 October 2018 - 06:25 PM

ok, I got in the mail in the last couple of days:

Lego City Airshow, which is a aircraft hanger, two jets, one byplane for stunts, plus a ground vehicle, this is a good set, unlike the one I got in the mail today/yesterday!

 

The other kit is: Ninjago Garmadon's Volcano Lair, it has some nice desgin ideas but honestly, its one of the worse models I've come across, it kind of feels incomplete on top of the fact it keeps falling apart with its surport structure at the base, the Nexo Knights Knightinton Castle is better desgined than this, the main problem tends from the fact its on stilts with little thought given to how its all connects together, thankfully I incooperated the segements into another model of mine and they are being kept seperate but I do not recomend it unless you got some grand plan in mind to attach to another model, example of the bad desgin comes down to connecting two small base plates together, they use a two dot plate as a connection and the model keeps breaking as your trying to build it, even with the upper level connection, it still wants to fall apart!

 

I did also get cheep, another copy of Jestro's Volcano lair with most of Arrons fighter from the Nexo Knights range, I don't plan to build the lair as I got my own but I plan to incooperate parts to make it slightly bigger and maybe have a place for my lego Smaug to stand or maybe have what I've kind of taken from some other parts I gotten resently, and dubbed the throne of Darkness, I just got a bit of a back story in mind that I might turn into a photo comic at some point!


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Posted 06 October 2018 - 10:59 PM

Part of the new holiday reset at Big Lots.  It's not a "rebuild into a giant robot" deal like last year's sets, the vehicles simply attach to each other once completed, using Mixel-style ball and socket joints.  Haven't built mine yet, so here's the box pic.  (Also comes in a color variant.)

 

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 11:02 PM

Jestro's Volcano Lair is a great set.  I've long phased out of my brief Nexo Knights collection, but that model is staying built.

Of course, I removed Jestro from the top spot and gave it to that dark wizard from one of the CMF series a few years ago because his deco demanded it.

 

Garmadon's Volcano Lair wasn't bad for the small size that it was.  Obviously, I would have preferred a $120 model, but what can you do?



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:22 AM

Part of the new holiday reset at Big Lots.  It's not a "rebuild into a giant robot" deal like last year's sets, the vehicles simply attach to each other once completed, using Mixel-style ball and socket joints.  Haven't built mine yet, so here's the box pic.  (Also comes in a color variant.)

 

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These are usually fun, cheap little sets and a good source of parts.  I may have to pick this one up, see what else I could make out of it.



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 11:26 AM

Garmadon's Volcano Lair wasn't bad for the small size that it was.  Obviously, I would have preferred a $120 model, but what can you do?

 

Make improvements, expand the original desgin or connect it to another model as I have done, or you could just dismantle it and build something else out of it, which is Lego's primary function, construction!


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