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@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 06:13 PM)

Yes, please read the full context

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If I wasn't reading shout for more than a couple lines, this line of discussion would be very inappropriate

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2019 - 09:08 AM)

Don't frustrate yourself OR her for it. Just keep the camera ready and if it happens, it happens.

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:15 AM)

I'll probably try waving treats in front of her and whistling it, see if I can encourage it

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:14 AM)

I'll try. She's not the most obedient bird, so it's going to take some work to get her to do it on demand.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 10:03 PM)

In fact; we demand video.

@  MEDdMI : (22 October 2019 - 09:26 PM)

Now you have to get it on video

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I'm so proud

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

My parrot just whistled the Transformers theme music

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Yeah, I think both are too old and too expensive at this stage. Hasbro/Paramount are going to try for younger actors that can do multiple films AND can be locked into a multifilm contract cheaply

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 06:05 PM)

so he'd probably be sixty by the time they get to another GI Joe project.

@  Patch : (22 October 2019 - 06:04 PM)

According to Wikipedia he's 51.

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 05:38 PM)

isn't Crews like sixty now???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 02:11 PM)

... I could get behind that.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

Who thinks that, in the event of a GI Joe cinematic reboot, John Cena and Terry Crews would be perfect for Duke and Roadblock, respectively?

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.


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#4001 HellCat

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 03:33 PM

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:43 AM



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:03 AM

Wonder Festival announcements were a bit heavier on articulated figures than I expected.

Like, I can't say I expected to see this in 2019:

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Robot model kits from Raijin-oh, which doesn't seem like a big name series:

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There were still a bunch of not-so-surprising ones like more Kancolle.

Not sure if this guy was expected:

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On a more personal note,

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Kinda hurts that they announced two Kadokawa LN protagonists voiced by Aoi Yuuki, but not the one I actually want.

I already listed the Fate ones in the Grand Order thread.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:01 AM

Isn't Kill la Kill being mined for nostalgia because Trigger are hard up for money?

I mean we're apparently getting 1/1 figurines of Akane and Rikka.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:35 AM

Hard up as in "We want to make it RAIN money" or actually having fallen on hard times? I doubt it's the latter, since Aniplex probably took the brunt of the FRANXX cost and they just had a hit with GRIDMAN.

 

The 1/1s almost always get made for series that capture the zeitgeist.

 

 

but not the one I actually want.

 

Nobody will ever give you Kino.

 

Actually though in terms of design I don't understand why anybody would want a Boogiepop figma.


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:46 PM

Getter Emperor!

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 12:01 AM

The toy version of the Star☆Twinkle PreCure Rhythm Scope is just a giant kaleidoscope shaped thing that makes noises and plays bits of the ED. I genuinely thought it would also be a real kaleidoscope because it seems very fitting for the theme. I mean, it would be unique in the toy marketplace too. Nobody seems to make many kaleidoscopes anymore.

 

I've never been so disappointed in a toy I wasn't even going to get in my whole life.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 12:43 PM



Bandai put up a video teaser thing for Getter Emperor.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:26 AM

Looks like Trunks gets a normal head. Why the hell doesn't Vegeta @[email protected]

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:16 AM

A longtime friend of mine was in Japan last week and he found two more of these little cuties - one of which was a WonFes 2018 exclusive still being sold at an official Kotobukiya store. So now my Gourai squad has become a five-person team. :D

 

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 06:49 PM

On the topic of adorable little Gourais
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Posted 21 March 2019 - 07:50 PM


Stuff for sale; every little bit helps. :) https://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/143212-for-sale-3p-mp-potp-super-sentai-stuff TWITTER: Paladin4221

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:36 AM

Keep filling out those NXEDGE surveys. Shortlist is interesting.

Various Gundam Sentinel designs, Rebuild Evas and some misc Gundams (Double X, Moon, V2, Crossbones, G-Self). Also I believe Dunbine, main of FRANXX and Ultraman. The Ultraman prototype they've shown looks good so here's hoping.

I keep suggesting stuff like Dai Zyujin, Metal Sonic, Grand Charion, Tetsujin 28 and Mazinger Z.

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:45 AM

I keep suggesting stuff like Dai Zyujin, Metal Sonic, Grand Charion, Tetsujin 28 and Mazinger Z.

If NXEdges are the same height as Figuarts Mario, it may be the right line to bring Sonic characters into where they can maintain Sonic's series-accurate proportions without compromising durability.



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Posted 30 March 2019 - 08:56 AM

 

I keep suggesting stuff like Dai Zyujin, Metal Sonic, Grand Charion, Tetsujin 28 and Mazinger Z.

If NXEdges are the same height as Figuarts Mario, it may be the right line to bring Sonic characters into where they can maintain Sonic's series-accurate proportions without compromising durability.

 

Don't think Bandai would go for it, sadly. Sonic isn't nearly as popular in Japan as he is in the West. Series they've done so far.

 

Zeta Gundam (1)

Gundam Sentinel (2)

Gundam: Beltochika's Children (2)

Gundam SEED Destiny (3, 4 if you count the Strike Freedom repaint)

Gundam SEED Astray (3)

Gundam Unicorn (2)

Gundam 00 (3)

Crossbone Gundam (2)

Gundam IBO (3)

Mazinkaiser (1)

GaoGaiGar (1)

Megaman X (2)

Digimon (3)

Evangelion (4)

Rebuild of Evangelion (4)

Mashin Wataru (5)

Code Geass (1)

 

There is the factor that based on some info NXEDGE do well in Hong Kong, with Bandai apparently now targeting that region more. The Wataru focus also has something to do with Wataru not selling as well as hoped in RD form so they shunted it over to a cheaper line.

 

To be honest with the line being focused on mecha/robots/androids I figured Metal Sonic would fit in well with the line's style. Too many Sonic figures look ugly when they add articulation but Metal is already designed with it in mind. Give him maybe jet engine and laser effect parts and he could look pretty sweet on a base hovering. 



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:34 AM

MegaHouse Acti-builder Gridman complete set arrived....oh dear.

 

There are two versions of this being released, one by MegaHouse and the other by GoodSmile. I have several MH fixed pose figurines so was willing to give this a shot. The results are not impressive. Gridman himself has fairly muddy paint and the support vehicles have a thinly applied black wash which comes off as half done rather than accenting the detail. You can also combine the support vehicles into their non-Gridman combination but the Goodsmile one looks way better. Some assembly is required, mostly removing panels and cables from kit runners.

 

The box has a flap which reveals a window view of the set. You also get some trading cards of the 5 characters but these are tiny one sided things printed on cheap card and really not worth keeping



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Posted 04 May 2019 - 08:21 AM

Anyone know any good proxy services? There's an exclusive Dragon Ball Adverge set based on the Broly movie coming from P-Bandai. Tried numerous times asking Nippon Yasan if they'll take orders for it. The pre-order page on Bandai's end is live but N-Y are being very unhelpful. Given there's a limited order window, hoping there's other services which can actually help.



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Posted 30 May 2019 - 12:16 AM

Have you tried CDJ's proxy service? I've only used it a few times but it worked out pretty well (even if it costs more than I thought it would).

 

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The latest Symphogear Acryl stands are all wearing Chinese style dresses. I wonder if this is an indication of anything coming from XV or just a bit of fun. I can't tell if Maria is holding something or she just looks like she should be.


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 01:52 AM

Next seasons enemy is invisible pianos

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 09:52 PM


Well then.

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