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@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?

@  MEDdMI : (13 April 2019 - 10:56 PM)

*slaps them both*

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

Seems like a polarizing decision, but it's not like jest anyone could make it for you.

@  Xellos : (13 April 2019 - 06:06 PM)

I had an epiphany today. My spirit animal is Fozzie Bear. We both love our un-bear-able jokes, which make people feel like they are being pun-ished.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:24 AM)

That's what makes the show so poignant, I think. It take a contemporary perspective, rather than a modern one. The hardships of the time aren't glossed over, but they're portrayed very stoically. Yeah, many people suffered, there was poverty, but so was life at the time. There's also a high-ranking Jewish police official who's a very by-the-books guy and supports the frail democracy of Weimar Germany. If you want to learn more about how Germany BEFORE the Period Everyone Knows About, this show is as good as it gets.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:19 AM)

Because in retrospect, we (even here in Germany) tend to view the era with knowledge of what would later come, but in reality, the Nazis started out as a regional fringe movement and basically just happened to be in the right place at the right time to seize power.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:18 AM)

The communists are a much bigger threat. When the Nazis appear, they will likely do so with a bang. Like, completely out of left field.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:17 AM)

The show tries its best to accurately depict the zeitgeist of the era, the post-war period with a young, struggling (and ultimately doomed) democracy... but like in real life, the Nazis aren't really an issue on anyone's mind yet.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:16 AM)

The female lead is a young, aspiring typist and part-time prostitute who dreams of becoming a police officer working in the murder department.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:15 AM)

During his investigations, he becomes involved in political unrest, murder cases, a conspiracy of reactionary monarchists, Russian counter-revolutionaries and more.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:14 AM)

@Benbot: Babylon Berlin is a film noir-style crime drama set in the German capital of Berlin in the year 1929. It features a World War I veteran turned police officer from Cologne who comes to Berlin to investigate a porn ring that blackmails his superior, the grand mayor of Cologne (who would later become the first chancellor of post-WWII Germany).


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#21 Dake

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:20 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Jan 25 2012, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have no idea who Shae Vizla is (well, other than deducing she's an ancestor of the Pre Vizla), but that proto they showed of her looks pretty cool.

I don't think I need another Nikto or Force Unleashed guy though.


I think I read she's from a video game ( maybe Old Republic)?


QUOTE(Benbot @ Jan 25 2012, 12:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you think Hasbro will ever make a new X-Wing toy (to scale with the figures, of course)? How many more years can they milk that old mold?


Ermm... The large Force FX sculpt is about as close to scale as we're likely to get and it's not that far off. I'm not at home to measure but I think it comes in around 1:20 maybe? In any case it's much bigger than the original vintage mold.
 
 
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#22 Daith

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 25 2012, 11:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Jan 25 2012, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have no idea who Shae Vizla is (well, other than deducing she's an ancestor of the Pre Vizla), but that proto they showed of her looks pretty cool.

I don't think I need another Nikto or Force Unleashed guy though.


I think I read she's from a video game ( maybe Old Republic)?

You are correct good sir. She is indeed from the Old Republic. You see her in action in the sacking of the Jedi Temple video. Though I'm not sure if there is any other appearance from her in game yet.

And personally if the Force Unleashed figures weren't TRU exclusives all the time except the first games initial wave I'd be snatching them up left and right. I'm still waiting for Bastilla and Nom Anor already. But if there is a wave of TOR figures they will be mine!

Edited by Daith, 25 January 2012 - 02:00 PM.


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:04 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Jan 25 2012, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have no idea who Shae Vizla is (well, other than deducing she's an ancestor of the Pre Vizla), but that proto they showed of her looks pretty cool.


She is the Bounty Hunter in the awesome Star Wars: The Old Republic cinematic where the Sith attack the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. You should definitely check it out.


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:38 PM

Any word on the Solo kids getting a re issue? Maybe an Anakin or a Ben Skywalker figure? I NEVER saw Jacen or Jaina in the stores when they were supposedly released. I think there was 1 semi full of them and some a hole on Ebay hijacked the truck and is selling them off. lol.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:12 PM

QUOTE(Darth_Prime @ Jan 25 2012, 04:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any word on the Solo kids getting a re issue? Maybe an Anakin or a Ben Skywalker figure? I NEVER saw Jacen or Jaina in the stores when they were supposedly released. I think there was 1 semi full of them and some a hole on Ebay hijacked the truck and is selling them off. lol.


I sure hope so I was irked when that whole EU wave went TRU exclusive.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:42 AM

They showed up pretty common here in Australia. I have them, even

Now if we're talking about things we want re-released, how's about that set that came with HK-47? You know, the one never released in Australia grumblegrumble...

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:20 AM

<walks into thread and sets down beach chair> Don't mind me, just waiting on more SWTOR toys.

I've seen the Lego Talon and Fury kits, and I see here Shae Vizla is getting a figure (Natch), so can't wait to see what we get next. Heck, I'll even take some SWTF figures of some of this icon-fire.gif
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:21 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 25 2012, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Jan 25 2012, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have no idea who Shae Vizla is (well, other than deducing she's an ancestor of the Pre Vizla), but that proto they showed of her looks pretty cool.

I don't think I need another Nikto or Force Unleashed guy though.


I think I read she's from a video game ( maybe Old Republic)?


QUOTE(Benbot @ Jan 25 2012, 12:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you think Hasbro will ever make a new X-Wing toy (to scale with the figures, of course)? How many more years can they milk that old mold?


Ermm... The large Force FX sculpt is about as close to scale as we're likely to get and it's not that far off. I'm not at home to measure but I think it comes in around 1:20 maybe? In any case it's much bigger than the original vintage mold.


In light of the spectacular new original trilogy vehicles that have come out in the last few years, I think the X-Wing is in for an overhaul.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:29 AM

They overhauled it a bit for the new TRU set with Vader's TIE. It's got a new cockpit and a new front end with a proton torpedo launcher and some storage spaces. I doubt they're going to do much more retooling in the near future, since the F/X version is generally considered to be a pretty great mold.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:05 PM

QUOTE(Daith @ Jan 25 2012, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 25 2012, 11:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Jan 25 2012, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have no idea who Shae Vizla is (well, other than deducing she's an ancestor of the Pre Vizla), but that proto they showed of her looks pretty cool.

I don't think I need another Nikto or Force Unleashed guy though.


I think I read she's from a video game ( maybe Old Republic)?

You are correct good sir. She is indeed from the Old Republic. You see her in action in the sacking of the Jedi Temple video. Though I'm not sure if there is any other appearance from her in game yet.

Far as I can know, she's in the Sith intro video, and getting a Gentle Giant bust, and now a action figure (which looks very cool), but is she actually in the game at all? I can't find any info on her being in it. icon-depth.gif


QUOTE(Daith @ Jan 25 2012, 09:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Darth_Prime @ Jan 25 2012, 04:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any word on the Solo kids getting a re issue? Maybe an Anakin or a Ben Skywalker figure? I NEVER saw Jacen or Jaina in the stores when they were supposedly released. I think there was 1 semi full of them and some a hole on Ebay hijacked the truck and is selling them off. lol.


I sure hope so I was irked when that whole EU wave went TRU exclusive.

So that's why I never saw them, I can never get to my TRU. icon-wildride.gif

Plus I'm sure scalpers got to them way before I would have gotten there anyway.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:56 AM

Dug around last night and plucked my Titanium Outrider out, and I was reminded how much I wish I had more of these. Any word if there will be an equivalent small scale space ship toyline again in the future?
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Jan 27 2012, 06:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dug around last night and plucked my Titanium Outrider out, and I was reminded how much I wish I had more of these. Any word if there will be an equivalent small scale space ship toyline again in the future?


Well, anything is possible. They are releasing three, three-packs for the 3d Phantom Menace toyline but they are all old repaints, nothing new though and no announcements for anything further. The cynical part of me just knows they are using this to "test the waters" and when no one buys three packs of ships they've already had for years Hasbro will use it as proof the Titanium line won't work.

Of course, even if they do decide to resurrect it I imagine it would be rereleases for a while before they invested in anything new.
 
 
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:18 PM

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Yakface.com is reporting this will likely be a Target Exclusive, DPCI is 087-06-0846 and a price of 129.99. Well, at least we know it will go on sale - if this was a TRU exclusive it would have cost thirty dollars more AND been on shelves for five years.

How is it a Target exclusive? It's in their computer, so what, they had the BMF in the system before it was revealed as well. I find it highly improbable that Hasbro would invest SO MUCH into a big vehicle, tied to the biggest media push of the brand's year, and limit it to ONE store.

In other news, Vintage is dead in my area. Stupid Walmart got a "display set" of wave 5 (?) to tie in with the BluRay release....and we still have PILES of them. As in, more Vintage than the other two segments (Clone Wars and Movie Legends) COMBINED. Probably won't see a new assortment until next Christmas, at best.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:44 PM

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QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 25 2012, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yakface.com is reporting this will likely be a Target Exclusive, DPCI is 087-06-0846 and a price of 129.99. Well, at least we know it will go on sale - if this was a TRU exclusive it would have cost thirty dollars more AND been on shelves for five years.

How is it a Target exclusive? It's in their computer, so what, they had the BMF in the system before it was revealed as well. I find it highly improbable that Hasbro would invest SO MUCH into a big vehicle, tied to the biggest media push of the brand's year, and limit it to ONE store.


Yeah - you're probably right. I think it was actually somewhere else that was trying to say it was a "store exclusive" and then the Target info popped up. I'd be surprised too if they limited the market and I doubt Target would want to gamble on something that big.

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In other news, Vintage is dead in my area. Stupid Walmart got a "display set" of wave 5 (?) to tie in with the BluRay release....and we still have PILES of them. As in, more Vintage than the other two segments (Clone Wars and Movie Legends) COMBINED. Probably won't see a new assortment until next Christmas, at best.
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Yep - it's always been on the fine line of too expensive and now with the new price hikes and less than exciting offerings...
 
 
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Jan 27 2012, 01:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 25 2012, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yakface.com is reporting this will likely be a Target Exclusive, DPCI is 087-06-0846 and a price of 129.99. Well, at least we know it will go on sale - if this was a TRU exclusive it would have cost thirty dollars more AND been on shelves for five years.

How is it a Target exclusive? It's in their computer, so what, they had the BMF in the system before it was revealed as well. I find it highly improbable that Hasbro would invest SO MUCH into a big vehicle, tied to the biggest media push of the brand's year, and limit it to ONE store.

In other news, Vintage is dead in my area. Stupid Walmart got a "display set" of wave 5 (?) to tie in with the BluRay release....and we still have PILES of them. As in, more Vintage than the other two segments (Clone Wars and Movie Legends) COMBINED. Probably won't see a new assortment until next Christmas, at best.
Bastards already cost me Bastilla Shan...


Wha? Bastilla hasn't already been out has she?

EDIT: Quick Ebay search reveals FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
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Go figure I though she was delayed more but of course since no one buys the rest of the vintage I pry missed her due to her not even showing in town.

Edited by Daith, 27 January 2012 - 03:53 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

Yeah... I saw her exactly once in the wild (and bought her). She's a victim of bad timing and clogged pegs over the holidays. On the plus side, she might show up at ROSS or something in a few months. icon-fire.gif
 
 
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:17 PM

There's a Bastilla Shan figure out currently? In the Vintage style packaging?

....<empty spinning chair and puff cloud>
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:39 PM

Well, "currently". I saw her twice a couple of months ago, which was handy because the first one had a pretty messed-up face.

I was hoping there'd be a big full-shelves launch with today's Episode I-3D street date, but apart from TRU's overprice-a-palooza and the same small handful of opened-early stuff that Walmart had last week, nobody seems to have anything new today. I'm moping at you, Target!
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