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@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 01:06 AM)

I used to work at Sea World in Florida, in the stroller rental warehouse, where we would regularly have to hose wet popcorn out of strollers. Popcorn hasn't really appealed to me since.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Mine got the HP Pavilion Gaming 15" Green light laptop...and I can't find anything about it except the press release and HP's own website options.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:35 PM)

Always bemusing to find a new laptop series at Walmart and then can't find ANYTHING online about it except for the press releases

@  Paladin : (16 May 2018 - 06:52 PM)

still sounds preferable to "The Hobbit."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

I once farted so rank the guy behind me walked out of the lord of rings movie. Told my brother someone needed to sew my ass shut on his way out.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

If I couldn't eat popcorn, I have to admit that would remove part of the appeal for my going, as well. Although the theatre chain up here still has decent hot dogs, I guess

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 06:12 PM)

Yeah.. Stomach issues is one of the big medical reasons for me as well.

@  Otaku : (16 May 2018 - 05:55 PM)

I rarely go to movie theaters anymore: besides being too fat to sit comfortably in the seats, I have digestive health issues. No popcorn at all. >_<

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 05:26 PM)

Medical reasons.

@  Telly : (16 May 2018 - 12:49 PM)

why?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 May 2018 - 04:37 PM)

I can't even go the theater anymore really.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Personally, I like the short wait. As much as I still enjoy going to the theatre, I also like getting movies at home as soon as possible

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2018 - 03:12 PM)

Just found out John Mahoney (Martin Crane in Frasier) died earlier this year. That's sad.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 May 2018 - 02:59 PM)

I don't think I'm ever going to get used to the turn around time on new movies making it to home formats.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 02:37 PM)

Only for Steelbooks and whatnot, anyway

@  Telly : (15 May 2018 - 02:23 PM)

picked up black panther on bluray. walmart had little signs next to the price sticker saying theyre actually limiting copies of it to 2 per customer. ive never seen that on a movie before

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

And I get to keep the vehicle with its 43,130 miles!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Cha-CHING! My "total loss" PT Cruiser (with some hail damage from last year with a $4200 repair bill for cosmetic damage) netted me a $6000 payday with a clear title since it is over 10 years old!

@  Locoman : (14 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Yes. The authorities have been notified of your predilections. Remain where you are.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 May 2018 - 11:53 AM)

Is it wrong that I want to refer to PotP Inferno's combiner form as Phoenix King?

@  Paladin : (14 May 2018 - 07:33 AM)

more and more i'm starting to wish i'd become an alcoholic years ago.

@  Otaku : (14 May 2018 - 06:31 AM)

The sad thing is that I sometimes think a little social drinking by others puts us on even footing. I'm sure you're all shocked (which emoticon do i use for sarcasm again?) that I'm not good at social situations, and either I clam up or say too much, can't read the room, etc.? XP

@  Nevermore : (14 May 2018 - 12:21 AM)

I don't drink for a variety of reasons. Family alcoholism, can't stand the smell, don't like what it does to people, etc.

@  Waspinator : (13 May 2018 - 11:15 PM)

It's not always other people caring about you not drinking that makes it awkward. You can make yourself feel awkward by not doing something everyone else is doing without anyone even trying to make you do it. Peer pressure doesn't have to be intentional, the desire to fit in can make you do it to yourself.

@  Plokatron : (13 May 2018 - 10:57 PM)

@Pennpenn Same here. I just don't see a need to drink hard stuff even if it's as simple as one sip. Two reasons one I'd probably be as much a lightweight as Doc. Brown and two my uncle was killed in a car wreck due to a drunk driver and I've made a promise to my mother to never drink unless it's very special. I'm even less tolerant of Smoking or chewing Tabaco since my dad had cancer twice due to chewing learned his lesson after he survived round two. And before I get the naysayers on this the doctors specified to him that it was chewing that screwed him up. His genes did have a possible trigger in them that coulc of gone off but according to the docs it only mutated after he started chewing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 May 2018 - 08:06 PM)

I have enough problems with Diabetes messing with me.. Don't need alcohol adding to it. ;)


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#1761 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Jan 6 2012, 01:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Btw, here is one last prophetic foretelling: the customisation class figure shall be SG Oilslick, using the Treadshot figure (as the Universe figure was a repaint of U. Treadshot). In Animated Oil Slick colors. icon-hotrod.gif


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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:06 PM

That would be amazing.

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#1763 Treadshot 2.0

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:28 PM

QUOTE(thrust222 @ Jan 6 2012, 10:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Treadshot 2.0 @ Jan 6 2012, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(thrust222 @ Jan 6 2012, 10:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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....aaaaaaand I don't want it. I mean, it's a nice deco of the toy, and that's actually one of the better exclusive headsculpts I've ever seen, but it's TOTALLY NOT TREADSHOT. Trust me, I know, LOL. What it is, is Armada Sideswipe in a Jazz body with a bigass Decepticon logo.

okay, now my interest level in this set has dropped off considerably. A G1-colored Warpath redeco would have been GLORIOUS and a must-buy, and you could have even gotten away with not changing the head.

Since it looks like ALL the rumors ARE true, I don't even know if I want this. I don't want Insecticon colored Junkions. I don't want a Soundwave van with a goony face (if I cared about SG, which I don't, I already have the white Music Label Soundwave), I like but don't need Road Rage, I don't need Giga, I don't feel emotionally connected with a new toy of MY NAMESAKE. What I do feel is underwhelmed. There is no way I am springing $400 for this when I could buy a completely new-mold Devastator for that price.



I find the word underwhelmed annoying, and its been in like fifty posts about botcon. Is there some instruction book out there on how to criticize botcon exclusives.

1. use the word underwhelmed
2. say head sculpt sucks
3. bring up what could have been
4. curse fp for making fans tf exclusives
5. say your quitting transformers because of this set
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Interesting, because I find your annoyance underwhelming. icon-arcee.gif

Maybe the fact that it's been used so often is because THAT'S HOW PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT THIS SET? I don't think it sucks by any means, I just don't WANT it. (if they had made the Battlechargers part of the set and made SG Treadshot and SG Tracks the Club exclusives, I BET there'd be WAY more excitement about it!)

And for the record, I'm not one of those guys who hates everything. I said I LIKE the deco. Just not as TREADSHOT. (it doesn't ACTUALLY homage ANY Treadshot!) I have bought many BotCon figures and even a few whole sets in the past. But with the plethora of aftermarket and third-party goods available now, it just doesn't make sense to spend this much money on wacky redecos with new head molds, when I could get a set of completely original toys that is a much more 'spot-on' fulfillment of 'what I wish I could buy at retail'. There are just too many things I don't want, in EVERY BotCon set; the philosophy of 'force people to buy Cindersaur to get Rapido' has lost me. I might spring and/or trade for a few individual toys I want (as I did with the Wings of Honor set) but that'll probably be it.




I thought it was esstablished earlier in this thread that treadshot is a homage to universe treadshot, and sideswipe, just saying thought I read that.

I've bought almost all the botcon toys and some third party, in most cases the hasbro molds are made better, and I would rather have an official exclusive any day. That said I do like the 3rd party set you are refering to, but if I had to choose, the botcon toys would win every time.


I established for myself that this character is an homage to a figure that was repainted into a Treadshot. But that's like calling God Ginrai an Ultra Magnus homage. it's not the same thing. It's like a direct homage twice removed or something.

I will say this: for what it's worth, I'm one of the few people in the fandom who has ALWAYS gravitated to Treadshot. Yeah, he was a non-character, but he was arguably THE most interesting-looking Action Master. It baffles me that many equally obscure but far less visually interesting toys have gotten much better homages.

I'm sure he will be a cool character, it's nice looking, yadda yadda yadda. DEVASTATOR. #thatisall

But like I said, that's why I'm just not that into shattered glass as a whole. It NEVER quite satisfies me. When it's something that sounds cool, it's never as cool as I hoped. When they do something really clever and cool, it's usually by giving backstory to an existing toy. I could see how it's cool to have funky toys turned into actual characters but it's not inspiring enough to really motivate me to fork over RENT for.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:31 PM

So he's the SG version of a one-off character from a universe that's only fiction was on a toy blurb.

Come on. His symbol was red.



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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:33 PM

Welp. Stage one of me trying to hit up Botcon is complete. I'm now a club-member.

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#1766 Defensis Prime

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:40 PM

It was up...momentarily.

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#1767 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:42 PM

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:51 PM

Stay on target...

Stay on target...

#1769 Walky

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:53 PM

online registration fee... came from... behind...

#1770 CORVUS

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:55 PM

Use your credit-card, Luke!

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#1771 Defensis Prime

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

I don't think I wanna complain about that six-buck online processing fee being non-temporary...it beats the hell outta making my home PC dial endlessly or babysitting the faxes here at work.

(I sorta miss the electronic screeching, though...)
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#1772 Walky

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:02 PM

QUOTE(Defensis Prime @ Jan 6 2012, 06:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think I wanna complain about that six-buck online processing fee being non-temporary...it beats the hell outta making my home PC dial endlessly or babysitting the faxes here at work.

(I sorta miss the electronic screeching, though...)


I feel kind of like a tool since they claimed it was only for the first year to pay for they physical system, though.

#1773 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:03 PM

I'm very glad I only had to deal with faxing registration in 2009, because it was a deal-breaker. I really don't think I could've gone through that utter nonsense again.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:16 PM

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