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@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  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


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#21 TriBlurr

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:26 AM

So, this is out now.

I'm considering getting it. Anyone here give it a try?

#22 Big Show

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:45 AM

My oldest has now asked 3 or 4 times if we were picking this up this weekend. I'm.....thinking he might want it....

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:30 AM

I was really interested in Infinity until I saw it at the stores. There is an alarming lack of character variety and the prices they're charging are highway robbery. Fourteen dollars for a single character? Oh HELL no.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:01 AM

Worth noting for those buying, the shortpacked Disney Infinity Power Discs Capsules can be easily found by scratching on the packaging. You can feel/hear the lenticular texture from outside. I'm sure Disney will fix this shortly by adding a plastic cover or by packaging them with the images facing inward.
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#25 Zek

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:49 AM

I bought every single character and playset on day one, hopefully I won't be as gung ho when wave 2 hits.



It's a lot of fun, I've only made it through the Monsters University set so far, which I didn't expect to be as fun as it was. Obviously the meat of this game is in the Toy Box where you can just throw everything together.

My game has crashed on me about 4 times now though, and that's a bit worrysome.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:34 PM

QUOTE(Zek @ Aug 21 2013, 07:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I bought every single character and playset on day one, hopefully I won't be as gung ho when wave 2 hits.



It's a lot of fun, I've only made it through the Monsters University set so far, which I didn't expect to be as fun as it was. Obviously the meat of this game is in the Toy Box where you can just throw everything together.

My game has crashed on me about 4 times now though, and that's a bit worrysome.

Ya the PS3 version had some bugs at launch I hear. And I think the Wii U one had some sort of problem as well. I think the 360 version had the best experience at launch.

I kinda want to get into this but I don't need another Skylanders at this point. But I'm almost willing to sell my Skylanders collection to grab this since these are characters I know more about. My only problem is the lack of variety at start and only characters from their own franchises being able to complete their own story mode I hear. But out of the confirmed characters coming I am tempted to pick up all the Incredibles, Pirates, Phineas and Ferb, Wreck-it Ralph and the Toy Story sets. But even though theirs some of those characters in there I'm not completely sold on it. I'd like it to go a bit more outside of the box with it yet. They could get away with maybe making Marvel sets based on the Disney XD cartoons. And of course I'd be all for a slew of Disney Afternoon figures. And besides no Mickey and the other classic Disney characters are in it yet.

The preview videos give me some hope with the Condorman wings you can get. That was so outside the box of well known Disney that it makes me hope they will expand this greatly.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

I also can't support going for both Skylanders and Infinity. But even though I know and like Disney properties, I'm sticking with Skylanders. The fact that different properties can apparently only interact in Toybox mode is a turn off, but the bigger issue is that I just don't really want most of them. The Incredibles are really the only characters I've seen that I'd really want. While I saw them all at TRU the other day on a BOGO50% sale, I just can't justify spending that much money for just a few characters and limited gameplay.

Plus at this point I'm highly invested in Skylanders, both in terms of money buying figures and emotionally into the experience. TFB has created something that's a lot of fun and that has me looking forward to more. Infinity only really has me mildly curious.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:38 PM

It's true that you can't complete story modes with characters from outside that particular franchise, but you can go into a toy box version of that world with any character you want, which is just as good. It makes sense really, can't have Jack Sparrow shooting college students on their campus, that'd be in bad taste.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:12 PM

I played a couple of hours last night, mostly MU but a little PotC, and it is a HUGE amount of fun. Character diversity looks like it will ramp up a lot after wave 1, and right out of the box there's stuff available in the Toybox based on Tron, Robin Hood, Aladdin, the Muppets, Phineas and Ferb, Ducktales, WALL-E, Pinocchio, Tarzan, the Lion King, the Nightmare Before Christmas, the Sword in the Stone and probably heaps more, and that's before you even get to the figures and power discs. I don't think diversity will be a problem, assuming the game does well enough to keep itself running for more than two or three waves. And the user-generated content, once it gets going, will be INCREDIBLE.

My dreams last night were filled with building, and a whole day of work will be torture. Rarely these days am I itching like this to get back to a game.

Edit: also apparently there's a Lightsaber in there, so I guess they kicked off the Star Wars stuff already.

Edited by maruten, 21 August 2013 - 06:29 PM.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:40 PM

I just watched the gametrailers review out of curiosity. I'm staying far away from this game; it seems almost lethally addicting if you pick it up and are a Disney fan.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:00 PM

Will there be a way to buy Mr. incredible and Sulley without buying the game? I'm really only interested in buying the figures.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:22 AM

I think there are plans for crystal versions, like the Lightning McQueen that's out now.


If I didn't have this game at all, I'd totally just buy the Barbossa and Davy Jones figures. They're probably the strongest out of the entire first wave based solely on their figures.



While exploring the Hall of Heroes, you're given a tease of not only what figures are to come, nothing we don't already know about figure-wise, as there's only spots for wave 1 and 2 heroes, but there's also slots for the different power discs that are coming up. Nightmare Before Christmas, Frozen, Tron, and Phineas and Ferb themes, a whole bunch of new powers like Dr. Doofinschmirtz's damage-inator, Scrooge's Lucky Dime, and Wreck-It Ralph's destructive force, and a bunch of neat toys like the Condorman wings mentioned earlier, the flamingo croquet mallet, and, wait for it, the Electric Mayhem Bus (which I will not rest until I have it once the wave is released, so I sure hope it's not a chase disc.) There's also a bunch of horses like Maximus from Tangled, the Headless Horseman's Horse, Merida's horse, Phillipe (Belle's horse)...so plenty for you equestrian fans.


One future disc that has me troubled is called (something along the lines of) Hanging Ten with Stitch, and it's a rideable surfboard with Stitch on it...meaning it's possible he won't get his own figure...which would make me sad. His blaster is a disc already...a Lilo and Stitch playset would be awesome!


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:57 AM

QUOTE(Confuzor @ Aug 21 2013, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will there be a way to buy Mr. incredible and Sulley without buying the game? I'm really only interested in buying the figures.



I think the only way will be eBay.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:15 PM

Just took the plunge. The whole family is excited. Just did the starter set and a Dash for my youngest, but Skellington is bought on sight.
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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:04 PM

Spoiler alert: The Lone Ranger set is more fun than I expected.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:45 PM

So...this is a hit. My kids have been on this for the last 2 1/2 hours just screwing around in toybox mode. My wife was making just the cutest noises at a bunch of the elements. So we zipped back out to take advantage of the "BOGO 1$" deal that ends tonight. We got lucky and nabbed some of the rare discs without checking for them. Cinderella's coach and Buzz Lightyear's astro blaster vehicle are ours.

In all, we managed 16 of the 20 (well, 21 if you include Mike's car) and only five duplicates (2x Nemo sky themes, both Sugar rush themes, and a Bolt powerup). The extras are going to go up on eBay (unless any of you guys need any of these and want to trade or something).

Edited by Big Show, 24 August 2013 - 06:45 PM.

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And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:20 AM

The last 3 I need are already in the mail icon-waspy.gif


It doesn't hurt to have doubles of the round discs, as then you can have doubly effective power-ups!


Me and my friend were also fiddling around in the toy box last night, we made some ridiculous and perilous racetracks.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:46 PM

Saw the figures at Target the other day, they're larger than I expected! Tho Sulley's face looks a little odd to me.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:47 PM

I picked this up last week, along with several of the additional figures and a few power packs. I also figured out that scratch test in terms of getting the rare ones. I have 2 of the 4 so far, I'll probably try and round that out this week.

As far as the game goes, I've mostly just played in the toy box and done a bunch of the mastery levels with Mr. Incredible or Sully.

I'm one of those over the top Disney freaks who is trying to avoid this like a drug habit...but I know I'm going to be immersed shortly.

Also, does anyone know of a trading forum for those power discs? So far, I bought 5 packages with no duplicates (crazy, right?)...but I'm sure I'm due to double up soon.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:37 PM

Ok...so I was least interested in playing Pirates of the Caribbean, but I hadn't used Jack Sparrow yet. In an instant, there go my first 2 hours of play set time. I'm going to have to set some serious daily time allowances for this game. As people have said before. If you already are a big Disney fan...be careful. Don't say you weren't warned.



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