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@  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"

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:00 PM)

Also gotta wonder if the humans had some idea of how they were going to fix the sky, presuming they won out, because otherwise they were basically commiting suicide out of spite and the Matrix would be the only reason humanity is still alive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 09:07 PM)

One of the first things I thought myself after my first time through it

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Every time I watch "The Second Renaissance" I get the feeling I'd probably end up getting shot for being a machine sympathizer.

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2017 - 10:36 PM)

Yeah, Ghostbusters. Specifically the episode where they check out the live action Hollywood "adaptation."


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#321 Sprocket

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:30 AM

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I just want to vouch for Sprocket as a really reliable guy. If anyone really wants one you should totally take him up on the offer.

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I want to personally thank Sprocket for pre-ordering Over-Run on my behalf tonight, and allowing me to pay him this weekend. Thank you!

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:32 AM

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If they run out, can they produce more? I think that's reasonable, unless the limited production run was marketed as a selling point. I was planning on picking up one of these dudes at Botcon..

It's less about the limited run being a selling point, and more about the difficulty of getting the factories to do it. Punch/Counterpunch demonstrates that it may well be possible, but I wouldn't want to make any bets on it happening.


Why would the factories be unwilling to do another run? Assuming Hasbro doesn't have any issue. I don't know the logistics so I don't know what all would be involved in doing another production run. I suppose the production is scheduled with projects back to back to prevent down time. So to do another production run may have to delay all the other projects scheduled behind it. But then they did get another small run of P/CP, so then I'm not sure.


It is not easy to get the factories to do small runs of toys. Why? Because they are small runs of toys, when they could be doing much larger runs of toys that get them more money. I imagine that's why the Club toys this year were produced much closer to when the BotCon toys were. It's much easier for FP to finagle the factory into doing a block of toys all at once rather than one small run and then later another small run.


I'm starting to see why that would be an issue. Initially, my thinking was that they would just make sure they projects lined up back to back to prevent down time. But your post makes me realize how much time it must take to shut everything down, take off and put away the plates in use, find and install the plates to make the parts trees, and then restart all of the machines and get the workers back into the assembling groove. That could take literally all day to tear down and set up. Assuming there's not more to it and they can do all the set up in a day, that's still a full day they aren't producing something.

But then at the same time, are they paid per piece or per production run? I suppose it would come out the same either way.

Edited by Magick, 03 February 2012 - 12:34 AM.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:49 AM

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand they're all gone.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:23 AM

I keep seeing complaints about the Club needing to wait until payday (which isn't the same for everyone anyway) and I feel the need to point out something: we've known the preorder was coming around this time for a couple of months now - it even got pushed back due to Botcon registration giving a little more time. If one couldn't afford to set aside five bucks a week or whatever since it was announced, how could one suddenly afford to drop 50 to 120 bucks in one fell swoop? It's not like they said on Monday hey everyone, here's this year's toy and you'll have to buy it tomorrow or you'll never get it.
 
 
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#325 Jeremy

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Feb 3 2012, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I keep seeing complaints about the Club needing to wait until payday (which isn't the same for everyone anyway) and I feel the need to point out something: we've known the preorder was coming around this time for a couple of months now - it even got pushed back due to Botcon registration giving a little more time. If one couldn't afford to set aside five bucks a week or whatever since it was announced, how could one suddenly afford to drop 50 to 120 bucks in one fell swoop? It's not like they said on Monday hey everyone, here's this year's toy and you'll have to buy it tomorrow or you'll never get it.


Yep, it's the same pretty much every single time they do anything. It makes me want to choke people just as an unrelated witness, so I'd hate to actually be on the direct receiving end of hearing the complaints about the timing of everything due to people's individual financial situations.

If the toys are just now sold out, even factoring in the credit processing issues that seems like a pretty reasonable amount of time for everyone to get one.
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#326 Otaku

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

Heh, the complaints about not having money until pay day remind me why I am taking Dave Ramsey course on not being an idiot with my finances. I swear, this year Christmas will not sneak up on me!

I am also somewhat disturbed that I originally wrote "PayDay". PayPal apparently has a bigger hold on me than I thought. >.>

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#327 Nanite

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 03:49 PM

I didn't renew my membership this year, but I want to congratulate the club on the sale! That's pretty cool.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:34 PM

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QUOTE(Dake @ Feb 3 2012, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I keep seeing complaints about the Club needing to wait until payday (which isn't the same for everyone anyway) and I feel the need to point out something: we've known the preorder was coming around this time for a couple of months now - it even got pushed back due to Botcon registration giving a little more time. If one couldn't afford to set aside five bucks a week or whatever since it was announced, how could one suddenly afford to drop 50 to 120 bucks in one fell swoop? It's not like they said on Monday hey everyone, here's this year's toy and you'll have to buy it tomorrow or you'll never get it.


Yep, it's the same pretty much every single time they do anything. It makes me want to choke people just as an unrelated witness, so I'd hate to actually be on the direct receiving end of hearing the complaints about the timing of everything due to people's individual financial situations.

If the toys are just now sold out, even factoring in the credit processing issues that seems like a pretty reasonable amount of time for everyone to get one.

Honestly, the credit processing snafu is the best thing they've ever had regarding this stuff, since it gave two days direct heads-up. I'd like to see that again next year, like put up the listings, but don't allow orders until a certain date and time a day or two later. Prices in advance at least would help.
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#329 Year Zero

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:45 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Feb 3 2012, 11:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I keep seeing complaints about the Club needing to wait until payday (which isn't the same for everyone anyway) and I feel the need to point out something: we've known the preorder was coming around this time for a couple of months now - it even got pushed back due to Botcon registration giving a little more time. If one couldn't afford to set aside five bucks a week or whatever since it was announced, how could one suddenly afford to drop 50 to 120 bucks in one fell swoop? It's not like they said on Monday hey everyone, here's this year's toy and you'll have to buy it tomorrow or you'll never get it.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:26 PM

Nope, not aimed at any one in particular just an observation both here and on other boards.
 
 
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#331 Year Zero

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:21 AM

Just making sure. In my case I lamented the timing, but didn't complain about what day the club decided to do it, because that's their choice and we have no control over it, and complaining about that doesn't accomplish anything. Setting aside a few bucks here and there is great so long as another expense doesn't suddenly drop out of the sky and wipe it out. In my case, what I was setting aside for a club exclusive ended up going toward a scramble to acquire FE Voyager Prime after the news broke that BBTS would not be filling their pre-orders.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:05 PM

In regard to the club sale for the exclusives this year.

One I'm glad they were able to eb successful with the selling of the items this year. As this shows a good sign that they know what their doing with exclusive characters and hopeful we get to see better exclusives down the line and more stuff from the club.

On the other hand I'm am very upset with how the handle the exclusives release this year. As someone who had and still has the money ready to purchase both figures at a drop of dime from them. The fiasco with the club changing how they recieve payments. Truely messed me up. Since when I found out later on the first day of the toys being avaible to purchase. They had also stop put a stop on the orders and was holding off purchases as they were changing processing companies. Which prevented me from placing my order and two showed the club in a non profession light. That if they were expected to change processing companies or realize of a high risk that their current system couldn't handle it espically on their biggest sale of the year for them. That this should have been done before they did the sale to the general public. Which leaves them in bad llight from my perspective.

Then their was their update e-mail "Transformers Club Exclusives update - PLEASE READ!" This actually threw me off because of how they did the fonts and color words. Normally its always same font same text color Yes I'm at fault for now fulling reading every word espically with the please red. But the e-mail when I saw it. My eyes immediate jump to the big font red words skipping the top lines and reading that part. It made the e-mail sound like for those who were the 20% got their order in. With the new system coming up. Please check your order if you miss putting information in. It won't go throught. Plus with the club e-mails they normal send out an e-mail for each little specific thing. I was honetsly expecting an e-mail from them in the title. The club exclusives are pack in the store.


So just having to go through really hurts my confidence with the club. Even thou I know some peoeple would say this all my fault because I cuss word mess up on reading the e-mail. But I previous have seen club with a negative view point because of their convention handling process. Just having this happen really makes not want to go to their convention and hurts my desire to renew with the club even thou I want the renal figure. Well issaid my peace and hope Botcon Pete see this.
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