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@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2017 - 03:06 AM)

Only if the packaging looks like a thatch-roofed cottage.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 09:27 PM)

They need to make a dragonbot named "Burninatron."

@  BlackMax : (27 February 2017 - 09:15 PM)

I find upcoming Last Knght's Steelbane sexy. A very Skyrim name for a giant robot who is also a dragon? Be still my heart.

@  MEDdMI : (27 February 2017 - 06:24 PM)

I never found most Hollywood heartthrobs sexy, even if they were around my age. I think I knew even back then that the char they play doesn't reflect how the actor really looks/behaves.

@  Rycochet : (27 February 2017 - 06:11 PM)

The only thing I've seen with Megan Fox in is the Jonah Hex movie... She was bad, but everyone and everything was bad.

@  RichardT1977 : (27 February 2017 - 05:53 PM)

Modern western culture, ladies and gentlemen...

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:50 PM)

Ha! You can't fool a true Z-block afficionado like me! That's actually an S-block viewed from behind!

@  The Doctor Who : (27 February 2017 - 04:36 PM)

*unveils a Tetris Z-Block in moody lighting* Not at aaaaall?

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:27 PM)

That would be silly.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Because I definitely wasn't. Nope. Not at all.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Am I the only straight male Nintendo fan who was never strangely aroused by the Tetris Z-block?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:28 PM)

Her acting makes her come across as a living Pat Lee illustration.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:27 PM)

No. No, you're not.

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 01:26 PM)

And am I the only straight male Transformers fan who never found Megan Fox attractive?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:21 PM)

Especially since she's the same age as my parents.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:19 PM)

It's like I instinctually knew that by the time I watched the movies, it'd be weird since IRL she was way older than me.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:18 PM)

Am I, like, the only straight male Star Wars fan who never had a thing for Leia?

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 12:44 PM)

Call the police!

@  Paladin : (27 February 2017 - 08:24 AM)

Kubo got robbed. TWICE.

@  Lazy Garou : (27 February 2017 - 08:10 AM)

god! Thrawn is awesome.he's got super detective skills!

@  Telly : (27 February 2017 - 01:10 AM)

i didnt. not until '83 anyway :thumbsup

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 01:00 AM)

Yeah, that was a hard one to take. So many nerds from '77 on must've grown up having a crush on her

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:34 AM)

I mean, I knew it was coming, but just hearing Carrie say "May the Force be with you" hurt :(

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:32 AM)

They always save the saddest deaths for last in the "in memoriam" sequence.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:30 AM)

I am glad they made the right choice with Best Animated, even if it was a tough call this year.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:28 AM)

I remember him from the old days on Breaker High airing on YTV

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:28 AM)

Also, Ryan Gosling. Ugh, go #### yourself Ryan Gosling, with your perfect bone structure

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 February 2017 - 12:26 AM)

Since there's way more nominees than winners in every category that's not exactly unusual.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:25 AM)

Even then, I think it lost more nominations than it won.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:24 AM)

I think the reason La La Land won so many awards is because it was basically Hollywood stroking its own ego

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:20 AM)

Kinda glad. I like Emma Stone, but for whatever reason I can't stand that movie. I'm surprised it didn't win though, as it was typical Oscar bait

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:19 AM)

This is just goddamn surreal.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:19 AM)

Holy shit. It had the second-most nominations of any movie, and La La Land just lost Best Picture.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:11 AM)

"Look where I've been, I make everything happen! Look at that mean Mini Maui just tikkity tappin'! Ha ha ha ha HA HA HA HEY!"

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:10 AM)

Yeah, same. "You're Welcome" is honestly the best song in the movie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:06 AM)

I liked the Moana song, though personally I enjoyed You're Welcome a little bit more because of the humor.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:04 AM)

Ah, well. As much as him not getting an Oscar hurts, Lin-Manuel has a shitload of awards already, so missing out on one isn't too bad. The guy managed to hit the jackpot with the Tonys for Hamilton and win a Grammy for it and get an Emmy... Somewhere. Don't know where he got the Emmy.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:02 AM)

@NVK: I realize that, but I still don't like that a terrible Zak Snyder film managed to even get an award.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:00 AM)

Look, I can understand The Force Awakens not getting a single award. Hell, I can even understand why Transformers lost to The Golden Compass.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 February 2017 - 12:00 AM)

But Moana and Suicide Squad weren't nominated for the same things.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 11:47 PM)

We officially live in a world where a film involving Zak Snyder is apparently more deserving of an award than Lin-Manuel Miranda.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 February 2017 - 10:58 PM)

I was pretty shocked Star Trek Beyond lost out in Best Makeup to Suicide Squad. Killer Croc looked good, but Trek had a lot of good alien makeup

@  Maruten : (26 February 2017 - 10:36 PM)

I was surprised to see that everyone's so into La La Land. On paper it seems right up my alley, but I thought it was pretty... meh.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 February 2017 - 09:38 PM)

I read that as EPCOT status

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 09:26 PM)

I have a sinking feeling La La Land is going to win Best Song and keep Lin-Manuel Miranda from achieving EGOT status.

@  Echowarrior : (26 February 2017 - 07:12 PM)

Our Hydra is better than Marvel's Hydra. Just saying.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 07:05 PM)

ALL HAIL THE MAGIC CONCH!

@  TriBlurr : (26 February 2017 - 07:03 PM)

Hail Hydra!

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 06:22 PM)

Don't we still have Hydra?

@  Verno : (26 February 2017 - 06:10 PM)

There was always the chance we had some Japanese members on the board.


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#1821 Fnu Aw

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

Some of us need way more than two hours to decide whether to buy something or not.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:04 PM

QUOTE(Jeremy @ Apr 1 2013, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know about your recent experiences, and enforcement might vary from person to person, but I was under the impression that they DON'T let you check your figures when you're checking in.

Not talking about the box set. I'm talking about stuff you buy at the club store. They discourage checking there, too, but it still happens, and they haven't been able to stop it.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:43 PM

It would be difficult to enforce. Having been to my share of Botcons I can say that while great people are in abundance they're in equal numbers to those with no social graces whatsoever. Although it would be hilarious to have two people dragging off every fanboy who won't move along.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:42 PM

QUOTE(Wheelimus @ Apr 1 2013, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It would be difficult to enforce. Having been to my share of Botcons I can say that while great people are in abundance they're in equal numbers to those with no social graces whatsoever. Although it would be hilarious to have two people dragging off every fanboy who won't move along.

Well, that reality was why I was trying to figure out some way of accommodating the "need," while still moving the lines along. Simply making a rule obviously won't cut it.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:15 PM

QUOTE(Jeremy @ Apr 1 2013, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know about your recent experiences, and enforcement might vary from person to person, but I was under the impression that they DON'T let you check your figures when you're checking in. I think last year, I started to just quickly open my box set to be sure everything was there, and I got kind of shooed away. You definitely don't have people taking the toys out and transforming them or anything. The best thing is to take your figures back to the room, take time to check them over, and then you can trade for better parts at the service desk or whatever you want to call it at some point during the weekend. The guys there have always been very accommodating.

So yeah, not really sure if that complaint holds up.

In the years I've been I've always been encouraged to check out my boxed set before walking away. I barely do because I feel bad about holding up the line.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:31 PM

QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Apr 1 2013, 02:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Apr 1 2013, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The souvenirs are on display, listed in the comic, drawn in the comic, photographed in ads set out for everyone to see, part of a video playing on a mobile TV stand, and listed on the sales form. People know what they are before they get to the sales table.

I'm not disagreeing that there are ways to see the souvenirs and make a decision in the two hours between picking up a badge and getting to the front of a line (though you don't get to linger on or look closely at anything except the comic). I'm just saying that none of them are as useful as a nice clear photo on the internet a couple of days before the convention.



I just wish they would set it up so you could pre-order the damn souvenirs along with the box set. I know I will want them, so why not speed everything up by picking them up when I get my box set. It wouldn't really take that much more time, and then the club store line would be ridiculously shorter for the people who want to go buy the other stuff. And the staff could all get back to the rooms and get to bed sooner too. It's just the endless inefficiency that drives me crazy. It's like they want the lines to be horrible, because that lets them know that they are doing a good job or something.

Last year pissed me off the most, because the stupid headband for Soundwave could not be bought in the "souvenir only" line. So the store line was bananas. Ugh.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:57 AM

The sound wave headband thing was stupid for a lot of reasons.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:09 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 1 2013, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeremy @ Apr 1 2013, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know about your recent experiences, and enforcement might vary from person to person, but I was under the impression that they DON'T let you check your figures when you're checking in. I think last year, I started to just quickly open my box set to be sure everything was there, and I got kind of shooed away. You definitely don't have people taking the toys out and transforming them or anything. The best thing is to take your figures back to the room, take time to check them over, and then you can trade for better parts at the service desk or whatever you want to call it at some point during the weekend. The guys there have always been very accommodating.

So yeah, not really sure if that complaint holds up.

In the years I've been I've always been encouraged to check out my boxed set before walking away. I barely do because I feel bad about holding up the line.

Encouraged by who? Brian and Pete have a spiel they go through before the line starts moving (at least both years I've been recently) where they people NOT to do that in line, but to do so before the end of the convention and come back later if there are any issues.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:12 AM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Apr 2 2013, 10:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 1 2013, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeremy @ Apr 1 2013, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know about your recent experiences, and enforcement might vary from person to person, but I was under the impression that they DON'T let you check your figures when you're checking in. I think last year, I started to just quickly open my box set to be sure everything was there, and I got kind of shooed away. You definitely don't have people taking the toys out and transforming them or anything. The best thing is to take your figures back to the room, take time to check them over, and then you can trade for better parts at the service desk or whatever you want to call it at some point during the weekend. The guys there have always been very accommodating.

So yeah, not really sure if that complaint holds up.

In the years I've been I've always been encouraged to check out my boxed set before walking away. I barely do because I feel bad about holding up the line.

Encouraged by who? Brian and Pete have a spiel they go through before the line starts moving (at least both years I've been recently) where they people NOT to do that in line, but to do so before the end of the convention and come back later if there are any issues.

Cheets was at 1 of the last 4 IIRC, so he's probably thinking back when they encouraged that rather than the last few where they want you to look them over later and come back during the weekend for any replacements.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Apr 2 2013, 10:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Apr 2 2013, 10:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 1 2013, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeremy @ Apr 1 2013, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know about your recent experiences, and enforcement might vary from person to person, but I was under the impression that they DON'T let you check your figures when you're checking in. I think last year, I started to just quickly open my box set to be sure everything was there, and I got kind of shooed away. You definitely don't have people taking the toys out and transforming them or anything. The best thing is to take your figures back to the room, take time to check them over, and then you can trade for better parts at the service desk or whatever you want to call it at some point during the weekend. The guys there have always been very accommodating.

So yeah, not really sure if that complaint holds up.

In the years I've been I've always been encouraged to check out my boxed set before walking away. I barely do because I feel bad about holding up the line.

Encouraged by who? Brian and Pete have a spiel they go through before the line starts moving (at least both years I've been recently) where they people NOT to do that in line, but to do so before the end of the convention and come back later if there are any issues.

Cheets was at 1 of the last 4 IIRC, so he's probably thinking back when they encouraged that rather than the last few where they want you to look them over later and come back during the weekend for any replacements.

Randy

At 2011 the person signing off the paperwork and handing me the box encouraged me to open it and check it out. I did so very briefly.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:57 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 2 2013, 08:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Apr 2 2013, 10:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 1 2013, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeremy @ Apr 1 2013, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know about your recent experiences, and enforcement might vary from person to person, but I was under the impression that they DON'T let you check your figures when you're checking in. I think last year, I started to just quickly open my box set to be sure everything was there, and I got kind of shooed away. You definitely don't have people taking the toys out and transforming them or anything. The best thing is to take your figures back to the room, take time to check them over, and then you can trade for better parts at the service desk or whatever you want to call it at some point during the weekend. The guys there have always been very accommodating.

So yeah, not really sure if that complaint holds up.

In the years I've been I've always been encouraged to check out my boxed set before walking away. I barely do because I feel bad about holding up the line.

Encouraged by who? Brian and Pete have a spiel they go through before the line starts moving (at least both years I've been recently) where they people NOT to do that in line, but to do so before the end of the convention and come back later if there are any issues.

Cheets was at 1 of the last 4 IIRC, so he's probably thinking back when they encouraged that rather than the last few where they want you to look them over later and come back during the weekend for any replacements.

Randy

At 2011 the person signing off the paperwork and handing me the box encouraged me to open it and check it out. I did so very briefly.

That actually WAS one of the ones I was at, and indeed I know the "spiel" was done that year because it was the same speech at which AMTC was officially announced. That said, I've ALWAYS thought the people at the actual sign-in desks fail to comprehend that there's a HUGE line behind each person they're so nicely talking to....

That said, as I was saying earlier, I wasn't really talking about the box set originally, but rather the souvenirs at the club store. I don't think we're going to have a lot of success (and if so, at what cost?) in trying to get the nice people to stop being nice to the folks they're working with....

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

In my experience, the regulation and exclusive pick-up line had friendly and polite customer service. While that's great in a grocery store, at the scale Botcon operates on it just meant slower lines and was more detrimental to the convention experience.
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