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@  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.

@  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...


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#5621 Lancer

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:04 PM

Goddammit, the Lego Ideas Stitch set got rejected.


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#5623 Betty Nor

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 06:17 PM

So I unexpectedly came across the Mega Construx Onix set at Gamestop today, where it's apparently exclusive.

$60 gets you an Onix, Porygon, and Staryu.

...oh, and another Pikachu, Meowth, and Ekans.

 

Pikachu, I get - as much as I really don't need another Pikachu, he's the Batman/Spider-man/Wolverine flagship character of the franchise so yeah, it's just the price of doing business.

 

But another Meowth and Ekans?  We just got those!  In a wave that saturated the shelves forever, even.

Seriously, couldn't we have gotten one or two of the buttload of missing original 151 Pokemon left to make?

 

I bought it anyway, mostly in part because I really want the Onix, but also because I have never seen Lapras on the shelf again since I found/bought it, and I didn't want to risk having to chase it down on the secondary market later.  Stoopid exclusives.


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#5624 mx-01 archon

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 05:15 PM

Goddammit, the Lego Ideas Stitch set got rejected.

 

It sucks because it was the only one in that batch that interested me.  Couldn't care less about The Flintstones and the Treehouse.



#5625 Betty Nor

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 04:51 PM

...and my Onix set came missing an entire bag (#11) and instead came with 2 x Bag #10.

Wtf?

 

Luckily, 10/11 are used to make the bit of environment so I can patiently wait for Mega to send me a replacement.

But holy carp, how do you miss an entire bag?



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 11:38 PM

...and my Onix set came missing an entire bag (#11) and instead came with 2 x Bag #10.

Wtf?

 

Luckily, 10/11 are used to make the bit of environment so I can patiently wait for Mega to send me a replacement.

But holy carp, how do you miss an entire bag?

 

Considering what conditions are like at even the best of factories, it's entirely plausible that someone grabbed two of the same bag by mistake and someone in quality control only counted the number of bags instead of ensuring that you had one of each. 



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 04:47 PM

Had a catalog from Lego arrive today, shows a lot of kits that are about including hard to find ones, two items in it got my interst, one is Darth Vader's castle while the other is a ningo vehicle that I think would fit well with my Nexo Knights stuff, well the early stuff for the bad guys


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#5628 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:35 AM


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:53 PM

Eagerly awaiting my "My Little Lony" castle.

 

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I love that they just flipped the P and erased a bit for the logo.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 06:54 PM

Ermahgerd, Mattel/Mega are out of their minds.

They asked me to send them a list of all of the Onix pieces that I am missing.

 

Umm, there are ~110 pieces covered by Bags 10/11, so if you think that I'm going to go through the instructions, compile a list of missing pieces/quantities, cross-walk them through the inventory index, and shit you a list of part numbers/quantities, you're hugging nuts.

 

Last time I checked, Mattel isn't cutting me a bi-weekly pay cheque on Fridays.

I've requested that they come up with an alternative solution because holy hug, I'm not doing that.


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#5631 Benbot

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 08:56 AM

You shouldn't be surprised when you get screwed by a knockoff brand.  Sorry, but I'm fiercely loyal to Lego, and it irritates me how companies get away with openly ripping them off.



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Posted 31 October 2018 - 10:44 AM

I wouldn't consider Mega a knockoff brand anymore. Their product quality has gone way up in the past couple of decades, ever since they've been getting that sweet licencing money. And they use their own molds, with a brand identity that's not just "LEGO but cheaper". They very respectably have made themselves into the company that will handle the violent game licenses that LEGO won't touch. LEGO's patent expired years ago, so it's perfectly legal to make a brick that's compatible with their system. Making knockoffs of LEGO's actual brick molds like dozens of Chinese companies do, however, is deplorable and is something that LEGO can and does take action on should these products be sold outside China.


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 02:50 PM

Lego is trying to stay true to its founders beliefs, which is why you will not see actual modern day soldiers in their products, they get around that with sci-if ones or historical ones! Megablocks, I don't touch the stuff as such, I barely look at it, lego is what I've grown up with and is a brand I trust!


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#5634 Cabooceratops

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 03:42 PM

You shouldn't be surprised when you get screwed by a knockoff brand.  Sorry, but I'm fiercely loyal to Lego, and it irritates me how companies get away with openly ripping them off.

 


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 04:18 PM

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 10:06 PM

I mean I love LEGO, but getting offended by competing product on behalf of a toy corporation is just embarassing. Even moreso knowing that LEGO is a 'knockoff brand' itself. =P

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 11:08 PM

Nope, I'm calling bullshit on that.. The idea of interlocking bricks, even of a specific size and dimension may not be unique to Lego, but they have taken that basic concept and expanded on it to thousands of individual elements. Look at other knockoff brands and you see the same exact elements--you can't tell me those were all developed independently. Lego comes out with new designs all the time to fill a necessity in their sets, and behold a short time later that exact same element design will appear in a competitor's set. That's horseshit.

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 11:22 PM

What would you say then, about the short-lived Ionix system for Tenkai Knights? There are many elements in that, such as the 2x1 plate with studs on both sides, that are nothing like anything LEGO produces. Also, shortly after Tenkai Knights comes out, LEGO produces the NEXO Knights line which is visually and thematically very similar and then Tenkai Knights is cancelled. Is this a coincidence? Or is it only a bad thing if other companies do it, but when LEGO does it it's fine?


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Posted 01 November 2018 - 01:29 AM

I mean, LEGO develops it's own fancy bricks, but so does Mega Construx and so did Kre-O. Mega Construx has dozens of unique elements that LEGO hasn't created as well as it's own developed design style and aesthetic. Kre-O too, even with its shorter life span not allowing for as extensive a parts library had it's fair share of unique elements and design style, including an honestly superior minifig design only tempered by part quality. Tenkai Knights was almost entirely unique parts with their own style. So that avenue doesn't really work either.

That's not even getting into, once again, this absurd idea of defending LEGO's honor from competing products. It's okay, LEGO can take it, they're literally the number 1 toy company. X ]

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 07:47 AM

But now maybe Lego-Senpai will notice them
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