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@  Paladin : (26 January 2021 - 10:08 PM)

Scarecrow plays the LONG game fighting Batman.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 January 2021 - 09:17 PM)

I had to "delete" the download, and now the video is working correctly (as a streaming view).

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 January 2021 - 09:16 PM)

Strangest error? I downloaded the rental for Batman: Soul of the Dragon, and when I went to play it, it started an episode of Scarecrow And Mrs King. That show IS apparently part of my library (probably snagged it when Apple offered premiere episode for free), but I don't recall ever claiming it....

@  Patch : (26 January 2021 - 06:44 PM)

Not any harder than anyone else with an accent.

@  Nevermore : (26 January 2021 - 12:47 PM)

Question to all the native English speakers: Those of you familiar with Australian singer Sia - how hard are her vocals for you to understand?

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 January 2021 - 04:44 AM)

Calm down, Dirge.

@  Paladin : (25 January 2021 - 09:44 PM)

death comes for us all. what difference does it make how?

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 January 2021 - 06:26 PM)

It's only murder and that is all, why should I feel the way I do...

@  Rufus : (25 January 2021 - 01:37 PM)

It's only murder if it comes from the Murder region of France, otherwise it's just suspiciously deceased.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 January 2021 - 09:17 AM)

It's only murder if they find the body, otherwise it's just a missing persons case.

@  Telly : (24 January 2021 - 02:31 AM)

so light yagami is a BAD role model? but ive already got a death note...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 11:43 PM)

Do you always model proper behavior after anime characters?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 January 2021 - 06:34 PM)

Don't forget Yu-Gi-Oh and the Millennium items.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 January 2021 - 02:51 PM)

There was a five season anime with wearing relics as the premise.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 01:16 PM)

You don't wear relics, you enshrine them.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 06:23 PM)

Wrong holey... and probably the wrong way to dress too.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2021 - 06:09 PM)

If your underwear is old and holy, it is considered a relic and should be protected with your life.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 02:04 PM)

That's the argument we keep making: but I still need to wait till feb 8th minimum to replace my holey underwear.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Personally I'm glad Ontario wasn't so misguided as to try to define what is or isn't "essential" for big box stores like Walmart to sell. If someone is stuck at home literally for weeks and unable to go out, who's to say a new TV or game console isn't essential (if only for one's sanity) if theirs breaks down?

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:55 PM)

Although fortunately, Ontario's daily cases and positivity rate has been on a steady decline for the past week or so; if they can get the vaccinations back on track, there is some hope.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:53 PM)

And as far as Canada's lockdowns go, I'm guessing none of them will end until late March, or perhaps the beginning of April. What small businesses that might be left at that point will be allowed to open for their going out of business sales.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:52 PM)

Unfortunately the CEO of Target Canada made more money by running the company into the ground than he ever would have had he made it a success, so there was zero incentive to succeed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Target made some serious mistakes when they came into Canada. They focused on opening like 150+ stores within a 2 year timeframe and had no online infrastructure whatsoever; their website literally only contained legal blurbs and a store locator... lacking even the ability to see what they sold in stores, or if it was in stock and, if so, where. They should have started with 1/3 the number of stores with a full online experience including online shopping and inventory checking

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:35 PM)

See; quebec is under a new lockdown, have been since the 26th. It's supposed to end the 8th of february, but probably won't. Stores are only supposed to sell necessities (in deference to the stores which are closed.), but the quebec government made no effort define what counts as a "necessity", only punished them for getting it wrong. So I can buy all the candy I want, but not underwear, boots, winterwear, small appliances. Hell, my brother had to explain why he wanted a FUSE when he needed to fix his stove shortly before new years.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:31 PM)

Targets don't exist in canada anymore. They lasted like 3 years before abandoning the market. But even if they WERE still here: they would be under the same poorly defined restrictions as walmart.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

Target's better-

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

HA! my walmarts can't even sell underwear. There's no clearances going on up here.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 January 2021 - 11:31 PM)

Check your Walmarts: Post-Christmas clearances are going on and I snagged Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered for Switch for only $5 (YMMV)

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 January 2021 - 03:15 PM)

*walks out on stage* Umm, I don't know how to tell everyone this, but Conway Twitty's been dead for nearly 30 years, now. So...*dances awkwardly as distraction*

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 10:47 AM)

uh oh we need a distraction, ladies and gentlemen Conway Twitty.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 10:20 AM)

*screaming internally*

@  -LittleAutob... : (21 January 2021 - 09:46 AM)

Everything is f i n e

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2021 - 08:30 AM)

Everything's okay until it isn't. That's life.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 08:12 AM)

Oh my god... I forgot entirely about yellowstone.

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Until the third civil war. Or yellowstone, whatever's good.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2021 - 06:01 PM)

That's not true. An adult man is in control of the White House now.

@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...


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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:17 PM

There's blindbag Mega Blok Hello Kitty out now. I picked one up on a lark...it comes with a half-balloon that looks like a giant ladle with a wavy handle, and HK can't even hold it properly (it was originally part of the scenery of one of the small sets, and designed to rest against a wall). Lego probably looked at the HK Bloks and thought, "Damn, we really should be able to capitalize on the pink girly crap."

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:41 PM

I've been doing the SW calendar too and yeah, that X-Wing is cool. I like the lightsaber handles for guns. The mouse droid and black R2 unit are also nice.
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:57 PM

QUOTE(Dissever @ Dec 16 2011, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've been keeping up with my advent calendar, DVD. X-wing and Imperial shuttle are still my faves. icon-hotrod.gif

Also, I will continue to dearly hold onto my sentiments of LEGO for GIRLS is DUMB, they were /already/ for girls. *foot stomping* >:[ >:[ >:[ Belville can go die in a fire.


Blasphemy! Paradisa was awesome. My Blacktron needed a place to go on vacation. icon-fire.gif

And the Superhero sets are obnoxiously overpriced at TRU. I can wait.

Still none of the Bandits + Booze + Bears sets. I know it says Robbers Hideout, but those are Moonshiners... Or meth cookers.

Edited by Nanite, 16 December 2011 - 04:03 PM.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:00 PM

Never buy Lego at full price at TRU, they mark it up and have periodic sales that will let you grab it for a much better price.
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:04 PM

QUOTE(Waspinator @ Dec 16 2011, 04:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Never buy Lego at full price at TRU, they mark it up and have periodic sales that will let you grab it for a much better price.


The DC sets in particular. They have the Batman/Catwoman set and the Superman/Wonder Woman/Lex Luther set (as well as some of the Hero Builder sets, but I didn't price those). The Batman set was $18.99 and the Superman set $25.99. I checked online to see how much they're "supposed" to be... $12.99 and $19.99. Yeah, no. I'm not paying $6 more just because TRU got them in first. I'll wait.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:28 PM

And as I said, they often do sales. I've seen "buy one Lego set, get one 50% off" several times at TRU. It makes sense to wait for those.

Man, 2012 is going to be an awesome year for fantasy and building block fans. We're getting Lord of the Rings Lego and Warcraft Mega Bloks. Time for Thrall vs Legolas?
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE(Waspinator @ Dec 16 2011, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And as I said, they often do sales. I've seen "buy one Lego set, get one 50% off" several times at TRU. It makes sense to wait for those.


That still wouldn't have helped :/

Half of $18.99 is $9.49.
But since both sets are priced $6 more than they should be, that means you're still paying more than you would somewhere else.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:05 PM

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QUOTE(Waspinator @ Dec 16 2011, 04:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Never buy Lego at full price at TRU, they mark it up and have periodic sales that will let you grab it for a much better price.


The DC sets in particular. They have the Batman/Catwoman set and the Superman/Wonder Woman/Lex Luther set (as well as some of the Hero Builder sets, but I didn't price those). The Batman set was $18.99 and the Superman set $25.99. I checked online to see how much they're "supposed" to be... $12.99 and $19.99. Yeah, no. I'm not paying $6 more just because TRU got them in first. I'll wait.

I bought them at TRU. I'm saving the receipt so that when Walmart gets them in cheaper, I'll buy them there, then return them to TRU. That'll learn em.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:16 AM

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QUOTE(Dissever @ Dec 16 2011, 01:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, I will continue to dearly hold onto my sentiments of LEGO for GIRLS is DUMB, they were /already/ for girls. *foot stomping* >:[ >:[ >:[ Belville can go die in a fire.


Didn't you know? It's not for girls unless it's in three shades of pink!


I think this is more of a problem with the purchaser than the end user. I was always trying to keep my little sister OUT of my Lego, and all of my nieces have like to play with my old bucket-o-bricks. The problem is that when Christmas and birthdays come around, its the parents (and aunts, uncles, etc.) that don't buy them for little girls because in their minds Lego are "boys' toys."

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:17 PM

This is a cruddy phone picture, but I thought the X-Wing on a stand was cool enough to share. It's the one of the current Advent calendar plugged into a Bandai Tamashii stage.



And for the record, my mother is a Lego fan and has been since she was a kid so they've never really been boy-only toys outside of the minds of idiot parents.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:05 AM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Dec 16 2011, 02:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's blindbag Mega Blok Hello Kitty out now. I picked one up on a lark...it comes with a half-balloon that looks like a giant ladle with a wavy handle, and HK can't even hold it properly (it was originally part of the scenery of one of the small sets, and designed to rest against a wall). Lego probably looked at the HK Bloks and thought, "Damn, we really should be able to capitalize on the pink girly crap."

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Lego is doing it FAR batter, IMO. I was kind of hoping the Hello KittyBloks would get my girlfriend into Legos so I'd have a more equal partner-in-crime, but they're the building-block equivalent of a gingerbread house and accessory kit... 10% of the pieces that a "boys" set has for about the same price.

Still, I wanted to get her a HK minifig for Xmas. Target had the blindpacks for $3... and right down the aisle are the same figures with the same accessories, non-blindpacked, in little "scenery" packs, for $5 ($4.23 due to a sale!). A few of the minifigs have different paint, but not nearly to the extent that would justify it. I'm not sure who they're marketing to at this point... the girls getting the sets will already HAVE a ton of the same HK minifigs, so changing the bow color means very little. The women who like HK are likely to notice the better deal/prefer the backdrop and the lack of guessing games.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:19 AM

Okay, I want to know: Are the blind packed mega blocks marvel hero figs any good? I keep seeing them in more places than the blindpacked lego ones and they run about a buck cheaper. I'm also kinda interested in knowing if their compatible with lego studs. The damn things look pretty good, better detailing and articulation than lego figs and I seem to be all about the heroes right now.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:25 AM

There are great deals on Lego in Hungary in some places (like, buy sets over 30$ and you get a free Lego SW keychain-figure - and if you buy over 50$, you get a chance to win a Death Star) - but sets still cost about double the money they cost in the USA. Stupid customs laws.

The old Ninjago sets are all priced to go, which is probably because (I hope) King Hiss and his sssnakemen are coming. icon-hotrod.gif I just wish they were cheaper. 12$ for a single figure with a spinner I have no use of...

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QUOTE(Dissever @ Dec 16 2011, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've been keeping up with my advent calendar, DVD. X-wing and Imperial shuttle are still my faves. icon-hotrod.gif

Also, I will continue to dearly hold onto my sentiments of LEGO for GIRLS is DUMB, they were /already/ for girls. *foot stomping* >:[ >:[ >:[ Belville can go die in a fire.


Blasphemy! Paradisa was awesome. My Blacktron needed a place to go on vacation. icon-fire.gif

And the Superhero sets are obnoxiously overpriced at TRU. I can wait.

Still none of the Bandits + Booze + Bears sets. I know it says Robbers Hideout, but those are Moonshiners... Or meth cookers.


Oh yeah, my sis had the big Paradisa hotel. That was awesome, though I often swiped the windows for my spaceships. icon-hotrod.gif
The Belleville or whatnot nonesense that followed was much less awesome, especially the figures. They looked creepy.

I do wish they brought back Fabulon, though. Loved those super-deformed cartoony cars and planes, and animals.

Edited by BB Shockwave, 19 December 2011 - 09:28 AM.


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:10 AM

Yes, the blind-packed Mega figures are good. I prefer them over Lego minifigs in a lot of ways.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:14 AM

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Okay, I want to know: Are the blind packed mega blocks marvel hero figs any good? I keep seeing them in more places than the blindpacked lego ones and they run about a buck cheaper. I'm also kinda interested in knowing if their compatible with lego studs. The damn things look pretty good, better detailing and articulation than lego figs and I seem to be all about the heroes right now.


Pros:

*Excellent articulation: knees, hips, waist, shoulders, elbows, wrists, neck

*Come with a 4 * 2 brick that serves as a stand

*Large feet enable some of the more balanced figures to stand on their own on a flat surface

Cons:

*Head and limbs must be popped on, which can be tricky.

*Large feet means that figures must stand on edges of bricks and templates if you wish to stick them on pegs.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:16 AM

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Yes, the blind-packed Mega figures are good. I prefer them over Lego minifigs in a lot of ways.

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I very much like the Halo ones, despite never playing the video games. They are just fun little sci-fi dudes.

The Marvel ones are ok, as long as you get the masked ones. The ones with human faces are...off-putting. They're too small for the eyes they put on them, so they look pretty bad, in my opinion.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:42 AM

I like the Halo and Marvel Mega Bloks figures. They're like tiny action figures. Don't really fit in very well next to normal Lego figures, though. They look too different. Much less cartoon-y.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:26 PM

Guess who made the front page of this week's Business Week?

I literally just now got it in my hands, and so haven't been able to read the article for myself yet.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:14 PM

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Yeah, I need this. A pretty nice set of vehicles, a cabin, and a BEAR. Awesome:

http://shop.lego.com...rs-Hideout-4438

You forgot the campaign caps.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:31 PM

Hero Factory! High five, Smitty! icon-hotrod.gif

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