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@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:54 AM)

@LBD At the same time, I can't imagine wanting to stay in even a happy afterlife when fleshies are still suffering.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

Celebrating and welcoming death just gives them more ideological hoops to justify killing others. So yeah, no thanks.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

The idea of death doesn't bother me so much as no longer existing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

at the very least, my body will feed the grass which feeds the antelope which feeds the lio- ....wait

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Yeah, that's kind of the thing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Some cultures celebrate/welcome death (of course, those also have some form of afterlife)

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

You shouldn't be. What with having absolutely no knowledge or control over it.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

Death is scary, which is why we either spend our lives avoiding the subject or staying up late overthinking it.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

"Never did want to live forever." I'm more bothered about what -- if anything -- is next.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

Though I think the brain is a finite storage space so you'd probably start forgetting so much after some point it'd be like a new person transitioning in every few centuries. That'd be a good reason to keep a diary.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:43 AM)

I think immortality is possible biologically in the future, or at least living for vastly longer spans of time. I'd personally be happy to live at least a few thousand years, but I'd aim for forever.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:34 AM)

@MEDdMI Oh man, that bugs me all the time.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:33 AM)

Well, yesterday was a depressing bout of thinking I was going to get TR Hot Rod and then not getting TR Hot Rod after all (among other things).

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Which is also something that bugs me about the "your dead loved ones are always watching you" concept. Do you mind? I'd like a little privacy, please!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:30 AM)

Even if it was possible, I can't help but think people would skip to the "good" parts, like sex.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

exactly.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:21 AM)

Besides the fact that it's all silly sci-fi scenarios, you can't just experience a memory and feel what that person felt since you have your own set of perceptual biases by which to judge the event

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:19 AM)

We already have something like that. It's called history class.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:18 AM)

"But in my ancestor's memory, they stole our orange first!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

"Your great-great-great-great-grandfather stole my great-great-great-great-grandfather's apple! I will kill you for that!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

If we had all our ancestors' knowledge, too many people would just use that as a excuse to continue old grudges for generations.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:13 AM)

I remember the same event a bit differently than my parents do, some things I'm sure happened but they don't remember or vice versa, etc.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:12 AM)

the problem with knowledge and memories is that our brains interpret/fill in gaps so it may not be completely accurate. It wouldn't be much different from autobiographical books/movies.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:37 AM)

yeah...this could just end up as a way for them to sell our grandkids Crystal Pepsi Max

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:35 AM)

Well, maybe this facebook mind reading thing I've been hearing about is the first step to that.... though I have to admit I'd prefer if it weren't such an advertising and data-collection obsessed company working on it

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:25 AM)

i'm legitimately hoping for the day when that happens, my snark aside, TM2-Megatron. Imagine what could be accomplished if future generations had first hand knowledge of the thoughts and contexts of the events that shaped their ancestors', and their own, world?

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:24 AM)

Even if it's just a way to download knowledge and memories without consciousness from a brain, I think that would go a long way towards easing people's minds.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:22 AM)

I dunno; like life itself I think the things that define it are open to change. It's not like I have grand expectations of immortality, constantly downloading my consciousness into freshly-grown genetically-enhanced clones of myself. But I think it's a waste for so much accumulated experience and memories to just wink out.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:21 AM)

or something

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:21 AM)

all semblence of order our purpose are symtoms of the sickness in man's ego mad mind. sense is not possible until the end.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:19 AM)

existence is a vulgar absurdity

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 03:18 AM)

Eh, death is part of what defines life. Sooner we accept that it's just a thing that happens, the better.

@  Pennpenn : (26 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

Probably be easier to develop that kind of thing if a significant portion of the population didn't think it was going to happen anyway for no adequately explainable reason.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 02:42 AM)

Death doesn't terrify me, but I have to admit I find the notion of its inevitably more than a little disappointing. I'd hope there's eventually some way to preserve our minds in some form prior to death

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:55 AM)

Or maybe some broken kid in a giant cyborg will turn us all into tang. Who knows what the future brings?

@  Waspinator : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

As someone terrified of death, I for one welcome our transhumanist singularity overlords.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

Our grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren will be less than dust before heat death matters anyway.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:51 AM)

Signularity is a meaningless buzzword, like a lot of this transhumanist late-game stuff.


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Diaclone, Transformers, Prototypes for possible Trade


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#1 Maz

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:17 AM

Dear all,

I have decided to offer some interesting pieces from my wider collection for trade to see if I can move my main collection aims along a little faster than they are currently going.

I must say again, these items are for trade only, not sale. There is a wants list at the bottom containing items I'd trade for what's on the following list of available trade bits:

DIACLONE

1) Japanese Powered Convoy MIB
  • GiG Buggy box
  • Japanese box, toy and parts
  • Has 2 white PCDX (chrome Powered Convoy) missiles
  • No paperwork, no grey missiles
  • Includes complete buggy, all fists, both launchers, chest piece + wheels + some wheels still on sprue, gun, both waist pieces, driver, big head
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2) Japanese Trainrobo (Raiden) Rare Special colour versions #7 - #12 MIB
  • #8, #10, #11, #12 MIB complete, unused with unapplied stickersheets
  • #7 boxed, missing stickersheet and Raiden chest piece, one broken leg which still can always stay connected in both modes, almost unnoticeable
  • #9 boxed missing Raiden leg pieces (same as normal Raiden Diaclone), missing paperwork, missing driver (same as regular Raiden Diaclone train #3)
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3) Japanese Fairlady Racing (Smokescreen) Takara Sample MIB
  • Totally mint with missiles on sprue, handgun and launchers
  • Driver and paperwork removed by Hasbro
  • Hand-drawn markings on toy to show where Autobot stickers will go
  • Factory stickers hand-altered to reflect look of Transformers Smokescreen
  • One of a kind sample - with Sample sticker on box
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4) Japanese Hilux Wrecker (Red Hoist) MIB
  • Totally mint with missiles double-barreled on sprue, both fists both wings, both regular missiles and head array
  • Unapplied stickersheet and all paperwork present
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5) Japanese Black Honda City Turbo (Skids)
  • No parts or paperwork
  • Toy is as you see it, about c7 overall, great for display
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6) Japanese Red Countach Super Tuning (Red Sunstreaker) Model Kit MIB unused
  • Totally untouched, everything still sealed in baggies
  • Unique and exclusive artwork not seen anywhere else
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7) Japanese Police Countach Super Tuning (Police Sunstreaker) Model Kit MIB unused
  • Totally untouched, everything still sealed in baggies
  • Unique and exclusive artwork not seen anywhere else
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8) Diaclone and Microman store give-away stickersheets
Unused

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TRANSFORMERS

1) Mexican IGA Black Prowl MIB
  • Very good box
  • Has insert + attached bubble
  • Missing instructions
  • Has used stickersheet, launchers, missiles and handgun
  • Toy is totally unbroken and virtually mint
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2) UK Gold Box Classic Heroes "Original" Optimus Prime MISB (sample)
  • Totally factory sealed
  • Bought direct from ex-Hasbro Europe director, never on store shelf
  • Has flap crease
  • UK version, not the more common Spanish
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3) UK Gold Box Classic Heroes Sunstreaker, Wheeljack, Ironhide and Prowl MIB
  • All have insert + bubbles
  • All have instructions and all parts (Sunstreaker missing 1 fist)
  • All have good boxes and are mint
  • Prowl has "Diaclone" stickers and matte red horns
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4) European G1 Yellow Devastator Loose
  • Has all Devastator parts + fists and handgun
  • No individual Constructicon weapons
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5) Optimus Prime (USA) Early Pre-rub first release with Diaclone-coloured trailer and Roller in 'Error' box
  • Very early misprinted error box
  • Trailer and roller have Diaclone Battle Convoy light blue parts
  • Points cut then reattached
  • Totally complete but no stickersheet
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6) Mexican IGA "Smokescreen" - mostly Bluestreak mould variation
  • Has Bluestreak T-bar roof and rear windows
  • Has both launchers + 3 missiles, one on sprue
  • No paperwork
  • Mint and unbroken
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7) Mexican IGA "Tailgate" - Yellow/sparkly blue Windcharger
  • Windcharger mould painted as a yellow Tailgate
  • Loose, excellent condition
  • Chrome wear on front grille
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8) Reissue Lucky Draw Black Tracks MIB unused paperwork and accessories, opened and displayed

9) Reissue Mailaway Tigertrack MIB unused paperwork and accessories, opened and displayed



10) Early pre-rub special Windcharger Loose
  • Light red Micro Change colour
  • TAKARA JAPAN stamp
  • Factory error upside-down front grille assembly
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11) Peruvian Lynsa Cream/Green Brawn Loose
  • Super rare unique colour scheme
  • Green parts instead of chrome
  • Front vehicle grille missing
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PROTOTYPES

1) G1 Dirge wings + bombs + Ramjet bombs resin painted and unpainted prototypes/sculpts
  • Actual G1 prototype/sculpts of what would become Dirge/Ramjet parts
  • Thrust wing not included
  • Painted Dirge wing fins broken but included
  • Painted and unpainted resin
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My wants list is as follows, highest priority in bold:

- Joustra Zetar (Powerdasher drill) MOSC
- Joustra Kronoform (Silver variation)
- Joustra Robocolt (blue version)
- Joustra Cassette Moto
- Joustra Cassette Helicoptere
- Joustra Camion Porte-Voitures (Powered Convoy)
- Joustra Camion Pompier (Inferno)
- Joustra Camion Grue (Grapple)
- Joustra Scorpion Watch
- Joustra Countach (Sunstreaker)
- Joustra Fairlady Racing (Smokescreen)
- Joustra Balle Aigle / Lion / Robot (Meteors/Sferiks/Spheres)
- Joustra Comic #2, #3, #4, #9, #10
- Joustra Battle Convoy (Optimus), Multiforce14 and Toyota (Trailbreaker) stickersheets

- Diaclone Police Sunstreaker MIB unused
- Diaclone Police Sideswipe MIB unused
- Diaclone Corvette Stingray styrofoam
- MB Red Tracks styrofoam

- MB Red Tracks MIB
- Finnish Diaclones
- Diaclone Marlboor Lancia Stratos


I can provide more detailed pictures of anything that you guys are interested in, hope somewhere amongst all the stuff we can find a mutually beneficial deal icon-hotrod.gif

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year period, I hope the new year brings you and your families much joy, success, prosperity, health and happiness. And toys!

All the best
Maz

Edited by Maz, 24 March 2012 - 04:41 AM.


#2 Maz

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

Added:

- PERUVIAN LYNSA CREAM/GREEN G1 MINIBOT BRAWN - Loose

- CLASSIC HEROES UK IRONHIDE - MIB complete

All the best
Maz

#3 Maz

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:42 AM

Removed Joustra Diatrain and Joustra Diaclone comic #5 from wants list.

All the best
Maz

#4 Maz

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

Joustra Diaclone Turbo2000 Change Attacker, *sold*

Edited by Maz, 22 April 2012 - 06:12 PM.