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@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.


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Best Answer Wheelimus, 31 July 2018 - 05:59 PM

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!

 

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#5601 HellCat

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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!

 

Travis



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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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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:04 PM

Goddammit, the Lego Ideas Stitch set got rejected.


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