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@  Bass X0 : (23 May 2017 - 03:22 AM)

DRAGON HALF!

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 09:00 PM)

Xellos...? *looks at avatar pic* speaking of old anime... DRAGON SLAVE!!!

@  Xellos : (22 May 2017 - 08:56 PM)

Yeah, Tylor is awesome. One of the few series (Tylor and Escaflowne) I watched multiple times subtitled. On VHS even. Own two sets of each on DVD (or BD in 2nd Escaflowne's case). Original Tylor DVD and the remastered DVD, and both sets of dubs for Escaflowne (not counting the aborted Saturday morning edit, though I did tape that as it aired).

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2017 - 08:28 PM)

Man, I'm so sad I missed so much of the mid-90s anime. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is SO MUCH FUN!

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:43 AM)

where's GALVATRON in MP form dammit?! he didn't even get in for the anniversary year...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 May 2017 - 11:35 AM)

I'm still waiting on the rest of the Dinobots.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:24 AM)

The Decepticon MP cassettes are probably my favorite MP figures so far. Fantastic little dudes.

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 11:23 AM)

I want a Masterpiece Blaster if only because I'm fond of the Masterpiece cassettes and want Takara to make more. They should also do Slugfest and Overkill since they were in the cartoon too, even if it was only very briefly.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:21 AM)

I just want the Chip figure. The only Autobot cars I have or want are G2 Sideswipe and Hot Rod.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:14 AM)

another Autobot car. "yaaaaaay."

@  Benbot : (22 May 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I haven't been this excited about a new MP since the Datsuns! He looks amazing

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:01 AM)

I love the little human figures with the MP line. Is it just young Spike, Future Spike, and Daniel so far?

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:00 AM)

And it comes with Chip Chase! I will order just for that! Holy crap!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 10:55 AM)

Whoo! Masterpiece Sunstreaker!

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:40 AM)

Less said about the Sinclair Microdrive, the better...

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:23 AM)

I had two ZX Spectrum games on cartridge. Played 'em loads as it beat having to wait ten minutes for unreliable tape loading...

@  Rycochet : (22 May 2017 - 09:25 AM)

Super Bootspork!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 08:45 AM)

I remember doing the same for my ZX Spectrum.

@  DeltaSeeker : (22 May 2017 - 08:40 AM)

I remember loading games on my Vic20 from an audio tape.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 08:37 AM)

anyone remember "Chex Quest?"

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I never played those. I had, like, two-color bootleg files of Donkey Kong and stuff like that with 50 games on a disk.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:11 AM)

not pure text games, but you still had to use text input to do stuff. "PICK UP flask", etc

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:05 AM)

I think those were the old King's Quest/Space Quest ones

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:02 AM)

I remember floppy disk games! Never gamed enough to own one that was more than a disk, though.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:01 AM)

I remember booting things from DOS, and games that were like 10 floppy disks big.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

*dies*

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

Oh man, the days of Realplayer and AIM and man, I can't believe how long ago that was.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2017 - 01:00 AM)

ugh, RealMedia was pretty awful. RealPlayer was so bloated and buggy, I tried to avoid it

@  siccoyote : (22 May 2017 - 12:17 AM)

I remember downloading Realmedia episodes of Beast Wars Season 3, days after they were shown in Americ, but the quality was terrible and the guy who did it wasted half of a stereo audio track because he recorded it in mono. Took many hours to download

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 May 2017 - 09:55 PM)

Yeah, I remember those days. I had a bunch of Quicktime clips from Beasties/Beast Wars and Reboot, most of which I had to leave the computer on overnight to get, lol

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 09:49 PM)

I remember when it took 3 hours to download a 240p, 2.5 minute movie trailer

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

and there weren't any rocks yet, they were all space dust

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

I remember when there was no internet

@  Telly : (21 May 2017 - 08:55 PM)

dont remember what it was called, but i had an internet answering machine software back in the day. turn it on when i was online and i wouldnt miss a call. would leave it off if i didnt want to be bothered though lol

@  Noideaforaname : (21 May 2017 - 08:46 PM)

Remember when it was either the phone OR internet? Remember when photos had to be developed? And if someone decided to take pictures of their eye you couldn't tell until you got the film back?

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 06:02 PM)

You're making us old farts feel old!

@  Foffy : (21 May 2017 - 05:20 PM)

Not me! I couldn't have known that in 1991! I wasn't even born yet!

@  Bass X0 : (21 May 2017 - 01:03 PM)

You only just realised? Everybody else has known that since 1991.

@  unluckiness : (21 May 2017 - 10:34 AM)

Holy jeez, Guile's theme does go with anything.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2017 - 04:34 AM)

The "humans as processors" bit was also used in season 2 of Dollhouse.

@  Pennpenn : (20 May 2017 - 04:27 AM)

I just remembered, I wonder if the scene in Thor 2 with the kids showing the abandoned building with glitchy reality was inspired by the Animatrix short that had the same concept (but could handle it more interestingly)

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:59 AM)

That is nonsense. Also, some men in black suits and sunglasses will be arriving at your doorstep shortly. Please cooperate and it will go much easier for you.

@  Whirl Maximus : (20 May 2017 - 03:42 AM)

It's not bull, the elite are using the 90% through wifi for their Androcide agenda. Learn the undisprovable truth.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:26 AM)

I think there was an early draft where the machines were using humans as processors with the whole "only use 10% of their brains" bull.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 May 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Wasn't there an early draft where they weren't using humans for that?

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:26 PM)

Yeah, makes the Matrix seem more like a nature reserve than a source of power, and I get the feeling the whole "humans as a source of power" was done pretty much to justify the machines keeping humans around at all without making the machines seem sympathetic.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:23 PM)

But after watching The Second Renaissance, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the machines still felt some lingering moral imperative to allow the human survivors of the war some kind of life rather than committing genocide. They did everything in their power to avoid the war in the first place

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:21 PM)

It seems like reverting to solar power would be infinitely preferable to having to maintain The Matrix and everyone hooked into it, and all the associated hardware

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:18 PM)

Although I think I remember hearing somewhere that the "clouds" darkening the sky are actually swarms of constantly-muliplying nanomachines? No idea if that's canon or not, but if it is it seems like that'd be something the machines themselves could figure out how to undo if they really wanted to

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:16 PM)

I dunno, for all their technical achievements those humans seemed just as shortsighted as in the present. And they were desperate by the time that was done, so it wouldn't surprise me if they just thought "ah, we'll figure out how to undo it later"


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#21 Agent X

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 26 2012, 01:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guys.

Be men.

Don't fabricate stories or excuses about why you're buying ponies.

Just buy the damn ponies.

Be men.

WORD! So you guys can walk up to a store counter with a arm full of Transformers but can't order a Happy Meal? I even asked which ones they had. Had to buy another Rarity and Cheerilee after I got the full set.


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

I really liked the big BK heads from DOTM. Very nicely detailed, plus the two characters I wanted were also the two who glowed in the dark. Synergy.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:00 AM

I really liked how the Armada ones had minicon hardpoints and ports.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:09 AM

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QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 26 2012, 12:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guys.

Be men.

Don't fabricate stories or excuses about why you're buying ponies.

Just buy the damn ponies.

Be men.


Seriously. When frickin' Walky is telling you how to man up, you know you're a sad case. What are you guys, thirteen?

You're seriously embarassed by what some idiot at McDonalds will think of you if you buy MLP toys?

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(I thoroughly approve of Walky's earlier anecdote about overriding his wife and exclaiming that the toys are for him.)

Nope. But taking my niece meant I could buy 2 apply meals without having to eat that much McDonald's food. icon-fire.gif
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:10 AM

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I really liked how the Armada ones had minicon hardpoints and ports.

Shoot, the Armada happy meal toys should have been minicons. That was a missed opportunity if ever there was one.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE(Corgsopal @ Jan 26 2012, 11:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Jan 26 2012, 08:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really liked how the Armada ones had minicon hardpoints and ports.

Shoot, the Armada happy meal toys should have been minicons. That was a missed opportunity if ever there was one.


This.

See my earlier post.


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:53 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 25 2012, 11:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guys.

Be men.

Don't fabricate stories or excuses about why you're buying ponies.

Just buy the damn ponies.

Be men.


You deserve the pony.

But you don't want the pony.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:59 PM

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QUOTE(Daytonus @ Jan 25 2012, 11:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
we haven't had awesome fast food TFs since Beast Wars/Machines.

None of the Happy Meal/Fast Food promos have been nearly as good as the very first McDonalds Beast Wars set that gave us actual New Original Characters with actually pretty neat minibot-type tfing toys. Loved those SO much that every promo since has been a let down.

The only runner up in coolness was Beast Machines which at least provided a resonably in scale Nightscream (how sad is it that he easily trumps the giant ultra one in my collection) and lots of inexpensive (though tiny) on model Vehicon drones.

I'm not sure what these could do that would be equally cool but I doubt they'll do it. ...I'm so bitter and dissolusioned about fast food freebies now...

Personally, I just want them (that is, whoever's doing a TF kids meal promotion) to do actual TFs that transform again. However simplistic. The last few promotions (were they all movie-related? I think they were. Another reason for me to hate the movies) utterly failed in even attempting actual transformations, focusing instead on stupid "action" features.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:01 PM

If Sherlock Holmes is a man.
And Sherlock Holmes chose a pony.

Then it follows that all men choose ponies.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:52 PM

hug everything about this.

Except the Transformers. Because yay.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:31 PM

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Nope. But taking my niece meant I could buy 2 apply meals without having to eat that much McDonald's food. icon-fire.gif


I guess things are different here than they are over there. Here in Australia I just walk in, ask what happy meal toys they have and buy the toys seperately.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:45 PM

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QUOTE(Corgsopal @ Jan 26 2012, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope. But taking my niece meant I could buy 2 apply meals without having to eat that much McDonald's food. icon-fire.gif


I guess things are different here than they are over there. Here in Australia I just walk in, ask what happy meal toys they have and buy the toys seperately.

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Nah, I'm pretty sure you can do that here too.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:46 PM

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Nope. But taking my niece meant I could buy 2 apply meals without having to eat that much McDonald's food. icon-fire.gif


I guess things are different here than they are over there. Here in Australia I just walk in, ask what happy meal toys they have and buy the toys seperately.

--Andrew S.


It varies vastly from location to location.

Some require you purchase a Happy Meal for each toy. Some require the purchase of one Happy Meal with the opportunity to buy additional toys. Some let you buy just the toys by themselves for a slight discount. Some let you buy just the toys, but charge you the full price of the Happy Meal anyway.

So it really depends on the manager more than anything.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:01 PM

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If Sherlock Holmes is a man.
And Sherlock Holmes chose a pony.

Then it follows that all men choose ponies.

Carrots can't drive tractors. The Empire State Building can't drive a tractor.

Therefore the Empire State Building is a carrot.

(I often wish I could remember the source of this syllogism.)

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Nope. But taking my niece meant I could buy 2 apply meals without having to eat that much McDonald's food. icon-fire.gif


I guess things are different here than they are over there. Here in Australia I just walk in, ask what happy meal toys they have and buy the toys seperately.

--Andrew S.


It varies vastly from location to location.

Some require you purchase a Happy Meal for each toy. Some require the purchase of one Happy Meal with the opportunity to buy additional toys. Some let you buy just the toys by themselves for a slight discount. Some let you buy just the toys, but charge you the full price of the Happy Meal anyway.

So it really depends on the manager more than anything.


Or there's San Francisco, where McDonald's is having to circumvent the local laws by saying that you can buy a Happy Meal for regular price, but if you want one of the toys it's an additional $0.10 donation to the Ronald McDonald House.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:31 AM

McPony toys are actually out in Hungary already. They only have Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie so far, though, and it seems Celestia and Cheerilee are not part of the line at all.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:21 AM

Well, I'm down with this. I never did get any of the MLP last time...

...I wonder if Cliffjumper will be on the TF side...?

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:01 AM

If they're going to do a red car in this, it better be Knock Out.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:29 AM

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If they're going to do a red car in this, it better be Knock Out.

Puh-lease. Knock Out wouldn't be caught dead at a grease trap like McDonald's. Do you know what cooking grease does to one's paint job?

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:45 AM

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Nope. But taking my niece meant I could buy 2 apply meals without having to eat that much McDonald's food. icon-fire.gif


I guess things are different here than they are over there. Here in Australia I just walk in, ask what happy meal toys they have and buy the toys seperately.

--Andrew S.


It varies vastly from location to location.

Some require you purchase a Happy Meal for each toy. Some require the purchase of one Happy Meal with the opportunity to buy additional toys. Some let you buy just the toys by themselves for a slight discount. Some let you buy just the toys, but charge you the full price of the Happy Meal anyway.

So it really depends on the manager more than anything.

Yeah, the one where I was living at the time would not sell toys without the meal.
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