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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)


@  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.


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:


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

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)

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

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

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

8) Diaclone and Microman store give-away stickersheets



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

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

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

4) European G1 Yellow Devastator Loose
  • Has all Devastator parts + fists and handgun
  • No individual Constructicon weapons

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

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

7) Mexican IGA "Tailgate" - Yellow/sparkly blue Windcharger
  • Windcharger mould painted as a yellow Tailgate
  • Loose, excellent condition
  • Chrome wear on front grille

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

11) Peruvian Lynsa Cream/Green Brawn Loose
  • Super rare unique colour scheme
  • Green parts instead of chrome
  • Front vehicle grille missing


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

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

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

#2 Maz


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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:18 PM




All the best

#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

#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.