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@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".


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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!

 

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

 

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#5721 Dvandom

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 05:20 PM

Spotted Overwatch Wrecking Ball at Walmart today, and it rang up at $16...probably an accident in which they meant to clearance the previous set at that price point but got the new stuff too.

 

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 07:27 PM

Picked up the City Advent Calander the other day, not started on it because its got to wait until Dec 1st as that is the rules in regards to advent Calanders, I compared it to the Star Wars and the Harry Potter and concluded, I liked the city one best, the Star Wars one is more about the lame sequel era than the original and prequels, the Harry Potter, just seems kind of half hearted and not very inspired, the friends one, I didn't bother to look at, as its more towards girls than boys, which is fine as lego is meant for any gender, boy or girl.


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:39 PM

Spotted Overwatch Wrecking Ball at Walmart today, and it rang up at $16...probably an accident in which they meant to clearance the previous set at that price point but got the new stuff too.

 

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Speaking of which, Wrecking Ball is a fantastic set.  Pretty damned solid value for the money, and loaded with features for its compact size.



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 11:30 PM

I have never played Overwatch, know nothing about the characters, and I absolutely love this Wrecking Ball set. The way the ammo drums fit exactly in the wheel wells of the car hood pieces on the shoulders is especially nice, the hamster figurine is great, the elevator action in the cockpit, there are tons of nice moments in this build.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 09:10 AM

So my nephew is turning 7 this month, and he has recently got into LEGOs. I asked my brother what to get him, and he recommended this:

 

https://www.amazon.c...964111650&psc=1

 

It looks like a neat lego storage container and they stack, which is cool as he already has one. I also picked him up a small lego set with Superman and a large green base.

 

My kids are still in the Duplo stages, but they love them. My oldest is turning four next month so I am going to have to find her some more cool Duplo sets.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:43 AM

I'm tempted to get some of those!



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 11:15 AM

Its pretty big too. Can't wait to give it to him next weekend.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 04:24 PM

I'm sure your kid will like the boxes, I know my nephew, who almost 7 is big on lego and Transformers thou I think he more lego than TF, thou he has a habbit of taking apart some of my models, a while ago I packed my big castle away to have a space port, the rollar coaster didn't last long before it got taken apart, its currently in a old icecream tub in pieces, so at times I am having to rebuild some of my models, the other day I came home from work, my nephew been round, the Batmobile had been demolished at the rear end, Batman hijacked my Byplane and somewhat parked/crash landed in between two of the plastic storage boxes that have the wooden board that holds the space port of sort of mine. I guess I now need to figure out what to give him for his birthday and Christmas as they are coming up, the birthday first at the end of November so I got time.


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Posted 17 October 2019 - 12:07 AM

I made a video recreating the opening sequence from the American sitcom Half & Half. I wasn't exactly a "big" fan of the show (though I have seen a few seasons over the years), but I loved this opening sequence. In fact, I knew the dance by heart for a few years.

Not only did I make the original opening sequence, I also made an additional two to go with the sets (because it has a lot of sets).

Here's the original, and here's the funky, soul train inspired psychedelic set version. There's another with the initial sequence set, but I'm still undecided on the overall editing I should do.


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:42 PM

Got the Reinhardt/D.Va set and they're a pretty good pair of mechs too. Though I don't know why the instructions have you put the two blaster pieces in D.Va's cockpit pointed up, she can only hold them when they're plugged in downward like this. I know it's more accurate to have her arms forward, but then she's just rattling around loosely in that space.

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 02:25 AM

https://www.youtube....h?v=q1Kog8q_S-0


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 09:18 AM

So my Nephew liked his Lego stuff. I got him a base and the box, but he loved the little $4 Miniecrat baggie set I got him from walmart. It had a builder with a stone sword, a creeper, and a few pieces to make a TNT set.

 

My Oldest just turned four, and i got her some Cat in the Hat Megablocks, the kind that are Duplo compatible,  and she loved that. I think that Duplos just might be the default gift for her and her sister for the next few years.


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 07:12 AM

Hit a Qman dud.  Brick quality is still fine, and they look decent, but the builds are too fragile, depending on single-stud connections and bits that would be loose on Lego too.

 

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 01:55 PM

Is it just me or is High Power Battery basically a Marauder?
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Posted 05 November 2019 - 11:53 PM

Yep.  That was my main motive for getting the set...too bad it's such a crap build.

 

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 12:49 AM

Decided to see if the "combined" robot was any better.  Nope.  Still super-fragile, and not only is it not a combiner in the sense of retaining obvious signs of the original bots, it leaves out 20-30 percent of the pieces.

 

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:14 PM

Decided to see if the "combined" robot was any better.  Nope.  Still super-fragile, and not only is it not a combiner in the sense of retaining obvious signs of the original bots, it leaves out 20-30 percent of the pieces.

 

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Kind of looks like a prototype Devestator created by Shockwave, when he was having a not so Logical day


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:36 PM

In other news, if you remember those "not really Bionicle" punching bots that Mega Blocks had a while back, Block Tech has a KO of two of those available in a shrinkwrapped two-pack for $10 at Big Lots this holiday season.

 

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 05:28 PM

A slightly better Qman offering, usually sold as "Bruticus" on Wish.  I tweaked the build of the kibblemonster in places to let me do a vehicle mode with just the kibble pieces, the official vehicle mode is a completely different build.

 

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 07:29 PM

Looks like Bruticus has been on a EXTREME diet!


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