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@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.

@  Telly : (13 February 2021 - 01:49 AM)

thats the main reason i got rid of my alternators. too much of a pain to transform

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:13 AM)

Didn't use a hammer, but feeling a little less sentimental.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:12 AM)

(The video I found to get some hints had alcohol and a hammer, and by the time I was done, I understood why.)

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:11 AM)

I posted something about feeling all sentimental when I transformed alternators Smokescreen a few days ago...and tonight I tried transforming Grimlock.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

they don't taste great.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

I'm eating my words...

@  Kaon : (12 February 2021 - 01:48 AM)

How is everyone tonight

@  Telly : (11 February 2021 - 06:31 PM)

even intergalactic despots need some down time

@  wonko the sane? : (11 February 2021 - 05:07 PM)

Then he went and hid in a hot tub for a few months...


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#841 HellCat

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 05:59 PM

I think it's cute and fun in the movie but I don't really need merchandise of it, personally. There's something kinda attention seeking about it for some reason.

 

 

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 06:12 PM

So far it seems I'm the only one to find these. Picked a few up at my local Walmart as gifts.

 

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 07:20 PM

Hey, those weren't supposed to be out until next year. What section did you find it in?


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 08:16 PM

On top of the island display.



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Posted 22 December 2014 - 08:26 PM

In the toy aisle? I'll have to keep an eye out. Thanks!

 

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 11:44 PM

I'm probably the only person who think this, but that tiny groot comes across to me as obnoxious as hell. Not that toy, specifically, but the whole idea (luckily the lego version doesn't resemble it in any specific way...).


I can definitely understand that. I'm just using it as a desk ornament, and pretending it's the comic version (I think he was in a pot at first for the early GOTG issues, and Annihilation happenings). It won't be in a dancing pose, that's for sure.

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 06:14 AM

I can understand why you guys don't get dancing Groot.

 

You guys just haven't seen Footloose.


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 06:44 AM

My TRU has had Dancing Groot for about a week.


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 08:03 AM

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 11:19 AM

I'm a little disappoined that he isn't more flexible than that, but there's no way a physical toy could get as flexible as the one in the movie.


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 12:19 PM

I'm a little disappoined that he isn't more flexible than that, but there's no way a physical toy could get as flexible as the one in the movie.


Have you seen the Hot Toys one? He's got bendable arms, likely with old school Gumby tech.

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 11:04 PM

I'm a little disappoined that he isn't more flexible than that, but there's no way a physical toy could get as flexible as the one in the movie.

Have you seen the Hot Toys one? He's got bendable arms, likely with old school Gumby tech.http://www.sideshowt...he-galaxy-fans/

I'm going with yes, as I posted it just last page. :p

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 12:41 PM

 

I'm a little disappoined that he isn't more flexible than that, but there's no way a physical toy could get as flexible as the one in the movie.


Have you seen the Hot Toys one? He's got bendable arms, likely with old school Gumby tech.

http://www.sideshowt...he-galaxy-fans/

But does it sing and dance on its own like the one Cheets posted?

 

Cuz I mean one that actually does sing and dance on its own.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 04:41 PM

This James Gunn guy seems kinda full of himself on the commentary. Also, every scene is his favorite scene. 

 

That was not a good listen. Ugh. This movie deserved better extras!



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Posted 24 December 2014 - 05:17 PM

I'm a little disappoined that he isn't more flexible than that, but there's no way a physical toy could get as flexible as the one in the movie.


Have you seen the Hot Toys one? He's got bendable arms, likely with old school Gumby tech.http://www.sideshowt...he-galaxy-fans/
But does it sing and dance on its own like the one Cheets posted?
 
Cuz I mean one that actually does sing and dance on its own.

You said there's no way a toy could be as flexible as the movie. You never indicated it had to sing & dance.


Of course, if we ever learn how to micro size the technology in wacky waving tube men, we might get even closer. But I'm not sure if an oversized wind sock qualifies as a toy either.


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 08:03 AM

Showed the movie to my Mom at her place. She loved it, and instantly demanded a Dancing Groot. :)
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Posted 28 December 2014 - 08:09 AM

Just rewatched this, only the second time I've seen it. Still thrilled we got Cosmo in the film. I'd have rathered see him talk at the end than Howard. I guess I also missed someone in another of the Collector's cases. The big, hulking, mossy thing we briefly see. Is that supposed to be Man-Thing? It'd fit the Strange Tales thing.

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 04:23 PM

Adam Warlock's cocoon actually.

 

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 08:30 PM

Ah. That's still kinda cool then. Never liked Adam Warlock though. Even DNA couldn't make me like him.