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@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...


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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.