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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

..er myself.

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

NOT RESPONDING

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

Couldn't say it bett.....

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 July 2017 - 10:33 PM)

You just don't appreciate the speed of a solid state drive until you have to use an old laptop with an old spinning drive

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 July 2017 - 08:32 PM)

If there's at least one, you can army-build.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2017 - 07:25 PM)

Are there even enough toys of him to collect?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2017 - 04:21 PM)

A nerd.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Speaking of, what do you call someone who collects toys of the Marvel character The Collector?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:18 PM)

What about people who collect the "Die Hard" movies?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2017 - 03:54 PM)

A lot of the die hard collectors don't need to be louder...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 July 2017 - 03:22 PM)

@Nevermore Benbot means "amped" as in excited. I believe the term is shorthand for (a sound) amplifier.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Or is "shorthand" a synonym for "amputated"?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Is "amped" shorthand for "amputated"?

@  Benbot : (21 July 2017 - 12:28 PM)

I am amped! But I also have standards.

@  Fear or Courage : (21 July 2017 - 08:38 AM)

I consider Thew to basically be the model toy collector. We should all aim to be so amped about the thing we collect.

@  Pennpenn : (21 July 2017 - 07:21 AM)

And some people are just whiny jerks who like to complain about stuff and don't realise that, so will invent irrational grievances to fuel that need.

@  Rycochet : (21 July 2017 - 06:13 AM)

A lot of toy collectors don't seem to get that the things the collect are toys.and have unrealistic expectations of what's doable in a modern retail environment. You're not going to get a $100 figure's worth of parts and paint for $20 or less and gimmicks are needed tomake the toys actually, you know, fun.

@  Foffy : (20 July 2017 - 09:40 PM)

Not necessarily. With the right condiments, they can taste surprisingly nice.

@  Evac : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

I think most toy collectors are bitter in some form.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

...or maybe I'm the bitter one?!  Oh no.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:32 PM)

And I don't even mean that everyone should love it all. But it does seem to bring the angrier ones in from the lurking.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

It's these reveals that always remind me how exceptionally bitter a large portion of toy collectors are on other forums.

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 July 2017 - 07:06 PM)

SDCC toy reveals make adults happy by telling them what they can get eventually. Kids don't care what they can get eventually, you make them happy by getting them whatever's available now.

@  Jalaguy : (20 July 2017 - 06:10 PM)

They exist, they just don't show them at SDCC because they assume that the adult fanbase doesn't care about them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 06:03 PM)

On SDCC stuff...I'm disappointed, but not surprised, at the lack of the actual KIDS toys among all the toys for us old men

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

:burn

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

SSA response? "How would we know to un enroll you if you don't tell us?"

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I'm supposed to un-enrolled in Medicare at the end of the month (36 months post-transplant), but I'm getting a bill for next quarter's coverage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I would LOVE to have ONE THING done correctly and promptly by the Social Security Administration

@  Ms Virion : (20 July 2017 - 02:22 PM)

=(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2017 - 01:43 PM)

Noooo!!!!!

@  Paladin : (20 July 2017 - 01:39 PM)

well shit... https://uk.style.yah...-182818808.html

@  Kalidor : (19 July 2017 - 08:46 PM)

https://www.allspark...rive-questions/

@  wonko the sane? : (19 July 2017 - 07:53 PM)

So good it'll whack you in the lobanza.

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 06:12 PM)

mafiace cream?

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 04:49 PM)

adios mafia.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 July 2017 - 03:26 PM)

for ice cream

@  MEDdMI : (19 July 2017 - 02:52 PM)

But he must scream.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2017 - 02:49 PM)

he doesn't have a mouth

@  Benbot : (19 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Hoist?

@  Glenn : (19 July 2017 - 11:53 AM)

oops tfsource not bbts

@  Glenn : (19 July 2017 - 11:52 AM)

Does anyone else find Hoist's smile on that MP ad for BBTS slightly disturbing?

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 11:39 AM)

In to the darkness, snuffing out the light, fighting for the things you know aren't right

@  Noideaforaname : (19 July 2017 - 09:19 AM)

Snuff out the light, claim your right, to a world of darkness!

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 08:33 AM)

Then we must block it out, just like Mr. Burns had foretold.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 July 2017 - 07:23 AM)

Sunlight is overrated.

@  MEDdMI : (19 July 2017 - 05:42 AM)

Your eyes will remain intact behind the sunglasses on top of a pile of ash.

@  Dekafox : (18 July 2017 - 10:27 PM)

What about Ray-Banz sunglasses?


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#1 tec

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:28 AM

I saw this today I have never picked up the book/read the inside flap

But out of shear curiosity working at the theater I saw it

They pack quite a bit in it at 2 hours and 30 min but theres still quite a bit I dont know
Heck cant even remember any of there names now

Anyone wanna fill me in get me up to speed?

And what are your thoughts about the movie

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:20 AM

Mediocre teen novels become plot-crammed movie with too many throwaway characters and plotlines with a mary-sue as the main character.

At least it doesn't encourage stalkery behaviour like Twilight did.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:29 AM

My understanding so far, with only the back of the book to go off of, is this is basically 'the running man' with Teenagers
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:30 AM

My wife wants to see it. I've not read the books and the movie doesn't appeal to me through trailers. I may give in and go see it with her anyway if she can't find a friend who wants to go, though.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:31 AM

I haven't read the books either, but from what I've heard about it I also thought first of 'The Running Man'.

I've heard it's a fun watch, but I haven't had a chance to see it yet. Maybe next weekend.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:22 AM

I've been meaning to read about them...seems the theatre department is all abuzz with Hunger Games talk.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

I just want somebody, anybody to explain to me how this is different from Battle Royale. Cause on the surface, it looks like the same damned thing.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:01 AM

The Running Man is practically real life now with all the reality shows that exist.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:44 AM

Apparently, the reason there was no Hunger Games thread is because no one here really cares.

Also, Hora Hora is right.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

QUOTE(Rhinox @ Mar 25 2012, 10:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just want somebody, anybody to explain to me how this is different from Battle Royale. Cause on the surface, it looks like the same damned thing.



The author claims to never having heard of the manga, novel, or 2 movies. I can see how, but the similarities are almost uncanny. Despite some of the Twilight comparisons, I will give it a chance. I may read it before seeing the movie. Nothing wrong with a action novel with a female lead in my opinion.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:53 AM

seems that way odd though my theater was packed with people

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:30 AM

I saw it last night and loved it. I think I liked it more then Battle Royale if only for the better build up The Hunger Games had.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:31 PM

I've read all 3 books before the movie was announced and im waiting to see the movie. it's just that tickets are sold out around here for the weekend.

The books are a good read, gives tons of suspense especially when HIGHLIGHT to view:
Rue get's harpooned. That was a sad moment. Didn't make my cry but for other girls it did.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

The books are really awesome. It's like a cross between the Running Man and The Long Walk. Even Stephen King couldn't put them down when reading them.

Yes, they are young adult books but the story is really quite good.

I haven't seen the movie, but I DO recommend the books.

Just for the record, there is nothing Twilight about the story OR the writing.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:12 PM

When the first trailers started to come out I thought looked bad ass, and I still do. I'm definitely seeing it some time this week. I honestly had no idea it was even a book until like, a month ago. And so what if it resembles other stories? What doesn't these days? Regardless, I think it looks great.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

Yeah - don't let Twilight sour you. These books were a good read and while I haven't seen it yet, I'm excited for the movie too. I'd never heard of Battle Royale either so count that as at least one more person besides the author making that claim. The Running Man comparisons are surface at best - there's quite a bit more to the story than the more simplified exploitation-for-entertainment social commentary that The Running Man offered. The Hunger Games is more about overcoming political oppression and tyranny.
 
 
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:37 PM

QUOTE(kristal @ Mar 25 2012, 11:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've read all 3 books before the movie was announced and im waiting to see the movie. it's just that tickets are sold out around here for the weekend.

The books are a good read, gives tons of suspense especially when HIGHLIGHT to view:
Rue get's harpooned. That was a sad moment. Didn't make my cry but for other girls it did.


HIGHLIGHT to view:
If thats true for the book then the movie version will have the same effect because that scene was very well done IMO

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

QUOTE(Asquian @ Mar 25 2012, 06:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My wife wants to see it. I've not read the books and the movie doesn't appeal to me through trailers. I may give in and go see it with her anyway if she can't find a friend who wants to go, though.



Well you can easily buy its dvds and all. Have you got any specific solution of it? I can also help you in this regard

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE(Hora Hora @ Mar 25 2012, 11:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mediocre teen novels become plot-crammed movie with too many throwaway characters and plotlines with a mary-sue as the main character.

At least it doesn't encourage stalkery behaviour like Twilight did.


No, but it does encorage teenagers to off each other. That in and of itself might make it a good movie.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

QUOTE(Rhinox @ Mar 25 2012, 10:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just want somebody, anybody to explain to me how this is different from Battle Royale. Cause on the surface, it looks like the same damned thing.


Here ya go

http://io9.com/58881...f-battle-royale

The answer is, they're both influenced by the same stuff.