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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?


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#5641 Betty Nor

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 06:43 AM

Okay - I've officially been working too much lately.

This morning, I found the measuring cup that I use to scoop my dog's food in the kitchen dust bin.  I apparently threw it away after scooping out his dinner when I got home late last night.

...and I found bag 11 mixed in with all of the empty bags that had contained bags 1-10.

 

To Mattel/Mega's credit, they did offer to have me return the entire set and receive another one.  Not crazy about mailing back the whole set, especially after sinking a couple of hours into building it so I'm glad to have found the "missing" bag.

 

It's been a long week.  hug.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 03:36 PM

And it's done.


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#5643 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:52 PM

Well, this is kind of sad, but I think I'm skipping this year's holiday set.

I mean... Santa's House, absolutely. The workshop? Down for that. Christmas train! Well, okay, cash in on the Tom Hanks Is Everything And Everyone On This Train movie. Train Station! Okay, well, it hooks into the rail loop, I guess-

Fire Station!

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 03:10 PM

I picked up the Ninjgo Throne Room kit, nice little build, I rather liked it, just got to find a character I think more suited to sitting on the throne, also got a lego city air show plane, much smaller than the kit with the hanger but still a desent build, I'm pleased with that one!


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:49 AM

Got a few MyBuild mech suit sets from Amazon this week, built one tonight.

 

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Brick quality is okay, but some of them hold more loosely than I'd like (and more loosely than some of the single stud connections can withstand).  Comes with a couple sprues of extra weapons that the minifig can't carry while in the mech.  The core skeleton frame manages to get by with only six unique new pieces (the torso, shoulder/foot pieces, thigh pieces, elbow/knee pieces, and pieces that work as upper arms, lower arms, and shins).  $18-21 per set with free shipping is definitely worth picking up at least a few.  (The other two I got turn out to be inspired by "All You Need Is Kill," the Japanese light novel/manga that was used as the basis for that Tom Cruise time loop warfare movie.)

 

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#5646 Superomegaprime

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:15 PM

I made some changes to the Lance mech suit, mainly the arm that holds the lance, I turn the arm into the lance, replacing the hand, it looks so much better and more fitting for a guy who uses lances as a weapon, other wise, he might as well be Clay with a long thin sword!


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:39 PM

I picked up the Ninjgo Throne Room kit, nice little build, I rather liked it, just got to find a character I think more suited to sitting on the throne, also got a lego city air show plane, much smaller than the kit with the hanger but still a desent build, I'm pleased with that one!

 

I just bought the throne room set.  Ultimately, I decided on Garmadon in his pyjamas, bowl, and spoon because it just seemed appropriate.

For $16, it was a great way to get a very nice complement of minifigures.



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 01:04 AM

Both the Rita and Keiji armors from MyBuild are higher quality than the Base Defender.  I think they may have cut some corners on the Base Defender to offer a minifigure and accessories while holding the price down.

 

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:45 PM

Gonna ruin it for everyone, but

Day 13 of the City Advent calendar

'Young girl with ice cream'

You cannot convince me that is not a Young Sarah Palin
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Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:23 PM

I've been working on the Ninjago City Docks for almost a month now, and I still cannot find the motivation to finish it.

It's not to say that it's a bad model per se or the construction techniques are boring.  There have been some serious "ah-ha" moments when I thought a build was not going in the right direction.  It also combines with the Ninjago City set from last year - I hope they continue this trend like the Creator Modular line.

 

...but yeah.  I've got three bags' worth of steps to do, and I find myself putting it off indefinitely.

It almost feels like studying in college - I keep finding reasons not to do it, and at some point, I'm going to have to make myself get it done.

 

Pretty sure that's not how a (super-pricey) LEGO set should make you feel.

 

I think part of the problem is that I have the partially completed model ($230) adjoined to the Ninjago City set ($299), and I am not seeing a $70 gap in value between them.  Ninjago City is infinitely more interesting and impressive.  Heck, the old $150 Creator Modular City components have more presence and splendour.

 

Maybe if the designer had kept the build confined to a single baseplate, this would have given the build more height?

 

And of course, the amount of space devoted to the water-way, while aesthetically pleasing, does hamper the extent of the actual builds.  This was a detracting point of Ninjago City as well, which is, effectively, 3/4ths of an actual building.

 

The docks feel like 1/2 of a building and then stretched across the additional 1/2 baseplate.


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:46 PM

A while ago, I got Vader's Castle but I've not been motivated to carry on building after I done the tie fighter, it might because of work but there is the added pressure of Christmas shopping (driving me insane, AGAIN!!), so I just not really been motivated to work on it, I've been doing my Lego city Advent calander for this year but not Vader's castle, I'll get to it, evenly!


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 01:25 PM

Is anyone else disappointed with this year's Star Wars Advent Calendar thus far?


Signatures are overrated.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:59 PM


I love that i had Freemaker characters in it. And it's nice to see cool newer characters like Rose and the Guavan Deathgang guy, but I'm a bit underwhelmed by most of the mini-kit builds. Cloud city was a neat idea though.

-ZacWilliam, I wish it had included Rowan's R0g3r rather than a generic Droid trooper.
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Posted 18 December 2018 - 06:46 PM

I'm a bit disappointed in the scattershot feel.  I liked how the previous ones would have reliable 2-4 day runs of a single setting/movie/etc.  The closest we've gotten so far this year is that the Rathtar and one of its meals appear back to back.

 

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:30 PM

MEGA Construx Heroes figures are $2.50 each on clearance at my local Wal-Marts. Also, with the stark white faces these guys are tough to photograph. Either I use the flash and it washes out their faces or I turn it off and they blur a little. But with the parts they've given these guys, they knew army building was going to happen. They come with two different guns, two different eyepieces that can be worn on either eye, three different greeble-boxes that can be attached on four different hardpoints, and an arm-hose that can likewise go from either arm to any hardpoint.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:25 PM

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green/yellow/grey helicopter
3 modes
Springer? is that you?


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:32 PM

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green/yellow/grey helicopter
3 modes
Springer? is that you?

 

Minus a robot mode, so yeah, kind of!


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:01 AM

Kinda like this guy I bought a few years back.

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Sort of a Springer-Bulkhead fusion.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 08:19 PM

That this combination of vehicles and colors keeps coming up by chance seems like an unlikely coincidence.


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 09:05 PM

I just saw the sneak preview of LEGO Movie 2. Its probably number 3 behind LEGO Batman and LEGO Movie 1, but it has the best songs of the three (I never bothered seeing Ninjago).
Signatures are overrated.



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