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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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#221 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:09 PM

QUOTE(Jeremy @ Jan 31 2012, 08:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You also have to factor in that there's going to be a massive rush from the hardcore fans right at the beginning, and those figures aren't likely to be consistent throughout the sale.

This is a very important disclaimer. There's definitely a declining curve involved.

That said, the difficulties of getting through, coupled with the break between yesterday's order period and whenever things open up again (today?), make it harder than usual to predict what will happen this time around.

#222 OrionPax44

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:16 PM

Ok soo it now officialy not morning on the East coast and still no pre-orders what is a paronoid obsessed fan to do? I guess I should bet back to work icon-fire.gif


 

 

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#223 OrionPax44

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jan 31 2012, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeremy @ Jan 31 2012, 08:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You also have to factor in that there's going to be a massive rush from the hardcore fans right at the beginning, and those figures aren't likely to be consistent throughout the sale.

This is a very important disclaimer. There's definitely a declining curve involved.

That said, the difficulties of getting through, coupled with the break between yesterday's order period and whenever things open up again (today?), make it harder than usual to predict what will happen this time around.


I almost guarantee we are gonna have another massive surge of it being the lucky ones to get through followed by another crash and so on and so on. Or maybe Im being to skeptical and still a little pissed bout yesterday


 

 

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#224 Dave Zero1

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:22 PM

Hey pete I'm curious, what were the numbers yu guys were getting when the Toys went live yesterday?

#225 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:47 PM

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jan 31 2012, 09:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jan 31 2012, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeremy @ Jan 31 2012, 08:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You also have to factor in that there's going to be a massive rush from the hardcore fans right at the beginning, and those figures aren't likely to be consistent throughout the sale.

This is a very important disclaimer. There's definitely a declining curve involved.

That said, the difficulties of getting through, coupled with the break between yesterday's order period and whenever things open up again (today?), make it harder than usual to predict what will happen this time around.


I almost guarantee we are gonna have another massive surge of it being the lucky ones to get through followed by another crash and so on and so on. Or maybe Im being to skeptical and still a little pissed bout yesterday
I don't disagree, but I'm talking less about "will there be a surge?" or even "will there be more glitches?" and more about "will this toy sell out in a timeframe comparable to G2 Ramjet?"


#226 OrionPax44

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:59 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jan 31 2012, 12:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jan 31 2012, 09:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jan 31 2012, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeremy @ Jan 31 2012, 08:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You also have to factor in that there's going to be a massive rush from the hardcore fans right at the beginning, and those figures aren't likely to be consistent throughout the sale.

This is a very important disclaimer. There's definitely a declining curve involved.

That said, the difficulties of getting through, coupled with the break between yesterday's order period and whenever things open up again (today?), make it harder than usual to predict what will happen this time around.


I almost guarantee we are gonna have another massive surge of it being the lucky ones to get through followed by another crash and so on and so on. Or maybe Im being to skeptical and still a little pissed bout yesterday
I don't disagree, but I'm talking less about "will there be a surge?" or even "will there be more glitches?" and more about "will this toy sell out in a timeframe comparable to G2 Ramjet?"


I am right there with you. I think even with this 1/2 day shutdown If they bring back the pre-order within the next hour Runabout I think has a shot a selling out before the 24 hour period. I hope it doesn't cause I still need mine. If they can keep the sales flowing without a crash we will have a declining curve but with this I think it only increases the paranoia so. we have to wait and see. Wish me luck

To all the others still waiting to get yours: MAY THE SCHWARTZ BE WITH YOU


 

 

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:05 PM


So. They're getting a new CC company.

Orders may hopefully be back up Wed.


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#228 OrionPax44

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:09 PM

So much for this morning icon-wheelie.gif let alone today icon-wheelie.gif so lets hope for wednesday and be prepared for April icon-fire.gif


 

 

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:13 PM

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So. They're getting a new CC company.

Orders may hopefully be back up Wed.


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:15 PM

::inhales::
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OK... one more day.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:21 PM

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:13 PM

I know it got lost in the mix here but seriously, how hard would it be to use Kickstarter for next year? Put it out there and let people "preorder" before production starts. Then, if they get enough preorders they could even conceivably lower the price or include some extras they didn't know they'd have the money for. If you want to buy a dozen, pay for a dozen and you're not taking orders away from those of us who just want one for our collection.

"Donate" X amount if you're a club member (include member number or something in the comments), and donate X+15% or whatever for non-club members. At this point they have an established enough track record that I'd trust the process and you'd actually have the added layer of security going through Paypal if you wanted.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:27 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 31 2012, 03:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know it got lost in the mix here but seriously, how hard would it be to use Kickstarter for next year? Put it out there and let people "preorder" before production starts. Then, if they get enough preorders they could even conceivably lower the price or include some extras they didn't know they'd have the money for. If you want to buy a dozen, pay for a dozen and you're not taking orders away from those of us who just want one for our collection.


That is not a good idea. Let me tell you why.

First of all, FP shouldn't have to. The only thing wrong with their current setup is that it's antiquated. Kickstarter is for folks who otherwise have trouble raising money. That's not FP's problem. The problem is their website.

Second, just like Paypal, Kickstarter takes a sizeable portion. And then what's left gets sent into Amazon, and from there hopefully into your bank. This process takes a while. We're talking about adding another few months into the process. And then at the end of the year, you get taxed on the amount you raise as separate income. It's not a pretty process.

It's just really inelegant. It'd be many times worse than what we have to deal with now.

It's a good option for a guy like me who has to do this once a year and doesn't have the means to do it otherwise. FP does have the means. They have a staff. They have a very popular license. (They also have a license for G.I. Joe, har har.) If I could do things the way they do them, I'd do them that way.

But, you know, on better software.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:44 PM

Gotcha. Thanks!

It just seems like there might be a way to get the best of both worlds where they could have real-world numbers for production (plus some extras) and eliminate much of the "day of" sale issues. This could also help those who need to set aside a bit at a time as the preorder window could be open for a month or so.

As much as I loathe something like Mattycollector's subscriptions, I would happily have given the Club the money for Over-Runabout after the first photoshops were out and they could just ship him when he's ready. Unlike Matty though I don't want to have to buy everything just to ensure I get what I want. Maybe that's an unrealistic desire on my part.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:01 PM

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As much as I loathe something like Mattycollector's subscriptions, I would happily have given the Club the money for Over-Runabout after the first photoshops were out and they could just ship him when he's ready.
That's... exactly what we're doing here, though? I mean the reason Matty does that is so they have a guaranteed baseline of how many of each figure to make. Fun Pub has already determined their production runs fairly decently, and they don't have as many figures to juggle.


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:05 PM

So does Drift have either the big gun or the big sword, or does he only come with the smaller guns and swords?

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

 


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:10 PM

From what they have told us he has the big sword 2 little swords and the 2 smaller guns


 

 

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:11 PM

All three swords, two small guns.
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:19 PM

He's also shown as storing the swords, so I believe (despite owning 4 versions of that mold - both Drifts and both Blurrs) he can't store his little guns in their holsters as Drift's holsters are made for the swords only (they tooling is different from Drift to Blurr).

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:34 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Jan 31 2012, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He's also shown as storing the swords, so I believe (despite owning 4 versions of that mold - both Drifts and both Blurrs) he can't store his little guns in their holsters as Drift's holsters are made for the swords only (they tooling is different from Drift to Blurr).

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Just as well. My Blurr's guns don't really stay in the holsters; they easily slide out. That, combined with the fact that I'm going to display him holding his guns anyway, makes this a non-issue for me.