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@  Stepwise : (04 March 2021 - 09:07 PM)

Wonko - I'm really sorry - I've been in that spot where everything is falling apart at the same time.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 04:49 PM)

a minivan which NOW sounds like it's on it's last legs. Christ, why is everything breaking now?!?!?

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 02:45 PM)

He's willing, but it's our parents minivan, and I'm half the labour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 March 2021 - 02:34 PM)

Like anything; if they're willing to haul it away it's theirs.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 12:44 PM)

And now my brother wants the old fridge, so instead of letting the delivery folk deal with it, I need to move it.

@  NovaSaber : (04 March 2021 - 11:53 AM)

I take objection to the idea that public health is "politics" just because some politicians don't listen to the experts.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:59 AM)

I was only replying to the general sentiment of the last three posts before mine.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

The person you replied to specifically gave the example of "limiting the amount of people in a facility".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

This wasn't about "lock[ing] everyone in the country down".

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:57 AM)

All I'm saying is there are lockdown and anti-lockdown people and hashing it out in the shoutbox on a toy forum is dumb.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

You don't have to lock everyone in the country down to mitigate risks in one population.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Of course older people have it worse, but America is one of those countries where people ship their old people to homes far away from the action anyways.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

What ar you even trying to say, anyway? That we shouldn't complain about others increasing the danger more than necessary?

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

Frankly, there's a lot to say on this issue that can't be encompassed on the shoutbox and I really really don't want to have to deal with politics every single time I check the forums.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:54 AM)

To claim that this is about the people in the 20-40 range is also disingenuous.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:53 AM)

Essential workers and such are pretty fit on average which is an extra boon for them.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:51 AM)

It's not really a personal choice issue, it's a risk versus well, anything you want to do issue. Literally leaving the house results in potential exposure, mask or no. Overall, most of us who hang out here are 20-40, and our survival rate is comparable with some pretty out there statistics.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:39 AM)

Anybody who has to go out because of work or groceries or whatever can't just choose to avoid any potential disease-spreaders, for one thing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:38 AM)

Kind of disingenuous to frame this as just a personal choice issue.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:22 AM)

This whole "I can't handle people not me having the choice to not put on masks" thing's a bit much.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 March 2021 - 09:14 AM)

Hey, Florida is one of the most infected states, and we won't even shut down. We may use masks, but restaurants, clubs, you name it, those are still wide open. Also, what's limiting the amount of people in a facility again? :p

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 March 2021 - 08:57 PM)

Oklahoma is right there, apparently. Dang bible belt. Nice people, but not the smartest cookies I've seen.

@  Hg Dragon : (03 March 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Don't worry! COME TO TEXAS WHERE OUR IDIOT GOVENOR DECALRED THE STATE 100% OPEN AND ENDED THE MASK MANDATE!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

Beyond just the not even being able to walk into most stores

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

No kidding, but right now: unless it's physically on the shelf in front of you: there's no clear idea when it'll be available. And that goes for just about everything.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:18 PM)

I've heard new appliances are hard to get, for some reason

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:13 PM)

And the new one we settled on is backlogged up to two months. Even better.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 11:59 AM)

I mean, it's not all bad. Disney's releasing Speed remastered on 4K

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 08:48 AM)

And now the fridge has died. So far 2021 has been WONDERFUL.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?


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#41 Ashley

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:02 PM

I don't think so, but there was a bunch of Warcraft stuff shown at Blizzcon. Oh, and this poll implies more Starcraft ships:

http://blog.megablok...battle-cruiser/
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:47 PM

Went ahead and took advantage of the Mega Blok sale. Got the MegaZord and the Blue Dragon Zord, plus a half off Dragons Universe set, for $53 and free shipping.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:07 AM

QUOTE(Smitty @ Nov 25 2011, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


The new Lego MInifig Robot has a big wind-up key in his back!!!! icon-fire.gif Awesome!

Also, who else is going to use one of the Snakemen's head to create Frank from Donnie Darko from Bunnysuit guy? icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

I finally noticed that my local WM has the random minifigs, so I bought two packs. I got a boxer and a gladiator! Pretty neat. I like all the extra painted details.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 12:11 AM

Anyone else buying the Character Building blindpacks? I'd place them below Mega Blocks in quality, but they're cheap fun.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:02 AM

Yeah, I ended up with all the astronauts in the box the first time I bought a half dozen packs.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:49 PM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Dec 3 2011, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I ended up with all the astronauts in the box the first time I bought a half dozen packs.

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You too? I have two, gave a third to my sister, and just the other day when I was checking out the packs that I got for stocking stuffers felt the backpacks for two more astronauts.

Yikes.

Well, at least I'm pretty much set on them. I got a black ninja, two red ninjas (Jinx!), a construction worker, an army guy (Bob's gonna fight my Weeping Angel!), a special forces guy (might switch the pants with the army guy to make a Flint), a knight, and the two astronauts. I might still try for a zombie, but I haven't really come across any blind packs that have felt like him.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:13 AM

I'm not sure if the Rattlecopter is awesome, hilarious, or both:
http://www.brickset....ail/?set=9443-1
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:38 AM

Snowshoe Jetpack!
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:57 PM

I forget the name, but the bigger vehicle is actually a giant version of those "flip over to make it another car" toys. So far I've only seen that and the Rattlecopter in stores, though, none of the smaller sets yet.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE(Waspinator @ Dec 5 2011, 04:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not sure if the Rattlecopter is awesome, hilarious, or both:
http://www.brickset....ail/?set=9443-1


Oh hey, it's Snaketocopter!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:19 PM

I need the Rattlecopter. It's so awesome.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:15 PM

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/12/05/mojang-h...inecraft-legos/

"Mojang has officially begun courting a relationship with LEGO, with the ultimate goal of creating an official Minecraft set of the popular building blocks. The company announced the initiative on Cuusoo, a site devoted to helping amateur (plastic) bricklayers make a connection with the LEGO company.

The concept is simple, builders propose an idea for a LEGO set and, should said idea gain 10,000 supporters, it will be reviewed officially by LEGO. If LEGO decides to produce the set, the project's creator will receive a royalty. Should the Minecraft set reach production, Mojang has promised to donate its royalty to charity. The project is well on its way to an official review, with nearly 1,000 supporters, though Mojang's Daniel Kaplan tweeted that the company is also "working directly with LEGO" to make the project a reality.

Far be it from us to point out the obvious, but wouldn't Minecraft LEGOs just be ... LEGOs?"

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:24 PM

So it'd be what..a set of 2x2 square bricks with different painted textures, some tools, a square-headed minifig, and maybe a creeper? I'd probably buy it icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:57 PM

I'd assume they would include some custom parts to make "Steve" and a creeper or something.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:32 PM

Just built the Blue Dragon Folding Zord set (PRSamurai Mega Bloks). It's...okay. Pretty solid in the pieces, although the joints are a bit iffy.

There's a second model shown on the package, but A) there's no instructions for it in the box (not exactly a dealbreaker, mind you) and B) there's two dozen pieces that aren't even used in the main model, just there for the second one.

My biggest objection, though, is that they break the cardinal rule of stickers: the stickers cross many pieces, making it so that you can't disassemble the model if you put the stickers on.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:46 PM

Go to the crafts store and buy a scalpel. Use that to cut the stickers. It's not a perfect solution, but short of not applying stickers... I dunno.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

Oh, I have plenty of sharp enough blades. But designing it to put stickers on the sides of stacks of thin panels? Bad design. Better would have been to lose the second-model pieces, put on some flat panels and side-peg pieces so that you could mount the stickers on flats hanging from the sides.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:18 PM

Okay, I built the MegaZord. Took two hours, and the stickers were just as bad. At least most of them go on flat panels, and just needed to be cut into 3-5 pieces each. The ones on the sides of the legs I left off, since they'd need to go into a dozen or so pieces each. There's enough leftover pieces to make a kibble jet, but neither of the alternative models is worth bothering (and both require removing stickers from even the flats). Oh, and there's the occasional color error in the instructions.

The final result is pretty nice, although the ball joints aren't stiff enough even with the rubber cups stuck into them. I might take them out and stick something behind each to increase the pressure. While chunky, the nine large ball joints do allow for pretty good articulation.

Worth $35? All in all, probably not. But a nice break from a day of grading.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:32 PM

Those sticker problems sound like a deal breaker. From what I've seen in-store on packaging, they're doing some smaller sets of a figure plus control console. I might just get those to get the figures and forget about the larger sets.
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