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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.


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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!

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#23 The Predaking

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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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#24 Darth_Prime

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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.

#25 Daith

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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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#26 Mecheon

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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...

#27 Vestras

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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

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.


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.

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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?

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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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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

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