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@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 01:06 AM)

I used to work at Sea World in Florida, in the stroller rental warehouse, where we would regularly have to hose wet popcorn out of strollers. Popcorn hasn't really appealed to me since.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Mine got the HP Pavilion Gaming 15" Green light laptop...and I can't find anything about it except the press release and HP's own website options.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:35 PM)

Always bemusing to find a new laptop series at Walmart and then can't find ANYTHING online about it except for the press releases

@  Paladin : (16 May 2018 - 06:52 PM)

still sounds preferable to "The Hobbit."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

I once farted so rank the guy behind me walked out of the lord of rings movie. Told my brother someone needed to sew my ass shut on his way out.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

If I couldn't eat popcorn, I have to admit that would remove part of the appeal for my going, as well. Although the theatre chain up here still has decent hot dogs, I guess

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 06:12 PM)

Yeah.. Stomach issues is one of the big medical reasons for me as well.

@  Otaku : (16 May 2018 - 05:55 PM)

I rarely go to movie theaters anymore: besides being too fat to sit comfortably in the seats, I have digestive health issues. No popcorn at all. >_<

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 05:26 PM)

Medical reasons.

@  Telly : (16 May 2018 - 12:49 PM)

why?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 May 2018 - 04:37 PM)

I can't even go the theater anymore really.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Personally, I like the short wait. As much as I still enjoy going to the theatre, I also like getting movies at home as soon as possible

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2018 - 03:12 PM)

Just found out John Mahoney (Martin Crane in Frasier) died earlier this year. That's sad.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 May 2018 - 02:59 PM)

I don't think I'm ever going to get used to the turn around time on new movies making it to home formats.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 02:37 PM)

Only for Steelbooks and whatnot, anyway

@  Telly : (15 May 2018 - 02:23 PM)

picked up black panther on bluray. walmart had little signs next to the price sticker saying theyre actually limiting copies of it to 2 per customer. ive never seen that on a movie before

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

And I get to keep the vehicle with its 43,130 miles!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Cha-CHING! My "total loss" PT Cruiser (with some hail damage from last year with a $4200 repair bill for cosmetic damage) netted me a $6000 payday with a clear title since it is over 10 years old!

@  Locoman : (14 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Yes. The authorities have been notified of your predilections. Remain where you are.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 May 2018 - 11:53 AM)

Is it wrong that I want to refer to PotP Inferno's combiner form as Phoenix King?

@  Paladin : (14 May 2018 - 07:33 AM)

more and more i'm starting to wish i'd become an alcoholic years ago.

@  Otaku : (14 May 2018 - 06:31 AM)

The sad thing is that I sometimes think a little social drinking by others puts us on even footing. I'm sure you're all shocked (which emoticon do i use for sarcasm again?) that I'm not good at social situations, and either I clam up or say too much, can't read the room, etc.? XP

@  Nevermore : (14 May 2018 - 12:21 AM)

I don't drink for a variety of reasons. Family alcoholism, can't stand the smell, don't like what it does to people, etc.

@  Waspinator : (13 May 2018 - 11:15 PM)

It's not always other people caring about you not drinking that makes it awkward. You can make yourself feel awkward by not doing something everyone else is doing without anyone even trying to make you do it. Peer pressure doesn't have to be intentional, the desire to fit in can make you do it to yourself.

@  Plokatron : (13 May 2018 - 10:57 PM)

@Pennpenn Same here. I just don't see a need to drink hard stuff even if it's as simple as one sip. Two reasons one I'd probably be as much a lightweight as Doc. Brown and two my uncle was killed in a car wreck due to a drunk driver and I've made a promise to my mother to never drink unless it's very special. I'm even less tolerant of Smoking or chewing Tabaco since my dad had cancer twice due to chewing learned his lesson after he survived round two. And before I get the naysayers on this the doctors specified to him that it was chewing that screwed him up. His genes did have a possible trigger in them that coulc of gone off but according to the docs it only mutated after he started chewing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 May 2018 - 08:06 PM)

I have enough problems with Diabetes messing with me.. Don't need alcohol adding to it. ;)


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:19 PM

Based on what xZAOx received as an answer from Pete at Slagacon this past weekend, what do you feel the exclusives will encompass (characters and theme)?

 

He said something along the lines of "it's an awesome homage to the past 30 years of Transformer and BotCon...but probably not how people are expecting."

 

I'm thinking it's something similar to the first TFSS perhaps?  With characters from different eras / universes?

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:27 PM

Well, IIRC, it was stated at BotCon 2013 that next year's convention comic would be set in the Wings Universe 30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon. So the toys'll likely reflect that.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:29 PM

I'm expecting Shokaract to show up eventually.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:30 PM

I dunno, I'd consider that to be pretty much the same as every set we've got starting with 2008 - a general theme, but many of the toys are dual purposed to fill various gaps or just repaint ideas they like.

 

I'm hoping for something more explicitly cohesive (like the 2006 set). I understand their desire to make toys fill "multiple spots" like "this is a SG toy, but it's also a Diaclone homage", but I think in some ways it's detracted from the overall offering.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:33 PM

I'm going to guess... The G2 Breakdown Corps! Take every mold that's been called Breakdown/Brakedown, aside from the ones they've already done, and give them the G2 treatment.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:48 PM

I wouldn't mind Prime Breakdown in G2 colors.  Well not at BotCon prices but at normal retail prices.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:06 PM

Ok so we have a vague concept for Botcon 2014, and possible location (Pasadena)

"homage to past 30years of TFs and Botcon"

 

I think we can assume that any homage will be something that Hasbro has no plans on doing. After the leak of the Generations 2014 list, we can use that as a starting point. Also, knowing Pete's love for Action Master homages, that would be a great place to start.
 

....Currently I have no ideas, but I wouldn't mind seeing Onyx Primal reimagined from TFPrime Soundwave!

 



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:49 PM

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I dunno, I'd consider that to be pretty much the same as every set we've got starting with 2008 - a general theme, but many of the toys are dual purposed to fill various gaps or just repaint ideas they like.
 
I'm hoping for something more explicitly cohesive (like the 2006 set). I understand their desire to make toys fill "multiple spots" like "this is a SG toy, but it's also a Diaclone homage", but I think in some ways it's detracted from the overall offering.

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I usually hate it when they try to do dual-purpose toys. Botcon Slicer, for example, has both a purple Autobot symbol and a purple Decepticon symbol, so you can use him either as Classics Slicer or SG Wheeljack. The result is a toy with no clear identity.

SG Sideswipe is a ridiculous pile of ideas smashed together. He's Sideswipe because the Armada Wheeljack mold looks a lot like Sideswipe. He's Drench because of that cancelled exclusive. He's SG because that's the theme of the set. He's a traitor because of the slashed-out Autobot symbol molded on his chest.

On the other hand, I find something like SG Tracks pretty inoffensive. Yes, he looks like Diaclone Tracks or a very manly Classics Road Rage, but that doesn't detract from the appearance of the toy at all. The toy has a clear, singular identity, and if you want to repurpose it, that's your business.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:52 PM

Well, IIRC, it was stated at BotCon 2013 that next year's convention comic would be set in the Wings Universe 30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon. So the toys'll likely reflect that.

 

As a point of clarification, do we think "30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon" means 2014, or 2035 with the time leap in the movie/season 3&4? If it's the former, would that be movie/season 3&4 contemporaries updates?



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:58 PM

 

Well, IIRC, it was stated at BotCon 2013 that next year's convention comic would be set in the Wings Universe 30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon. So the toys'll likely reflect that.

 

As a point of clarification, do we think "30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon" means 2014, or 2035 with the time leap in the movie/season 3&4? If it's the former, would that be movie/season 3&4 contemporaries updates?

 

I should have said "time-period" of the G1 cartoon, meaning 30 years after the fictional events of the "The Rebirth".

 

Also, it would have to be that long after since it would take place after this year's Machine Wars "Termination" comic, which is set even after the G2 era, and is meant to be the finite conclusion story of the Wing Universe as a whole.


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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 01 November 2013 - 02:00 PM

On the other hand, I find something like SG Tracks pretty inoffensive. Yes, he looks like Diaclone Tracks or a very manly Classics Road Rage, but that doesn't detract from the appearance of the toy at all. The toy has a clear, singular identity, and if you want to repurpose it, that's your business.

 

And eHOBBY's as they advertised the figure by saying it could be repurposed as Classics Road Rage.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:06 PM

I've been telling you guys all about what's in the set for the past two months.

It's not my fault people don't pay attention.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

No, not a joke. I was never under any contract to keep my mouth shut. Pete and I had a bit of a falling out about what I could and couldn't sell as customs. So eff it. I'm just telling you guys that you've seen the majority of the boxed set and souvies already.

 

More to come.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:13 PM

Wha?!!  :o




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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:15 PM

bwah

 

mind = blown



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:15 PM

Does no compute, Cheets. Does not compute. :wtf  :???


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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 01 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

I dunno. I like Cheets and all, and I want to believe but...

...this man trolls deep.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:22 PM

I dunno. I like Cheets and all, and I want to believe but...

...this man trolls deep.

 

Yeah, we won't know until he either LOLZ or the set is revealed and it's zero of his customs, hah. That second post sounded pretty straight-forward though.

 

This did make me go back and peruse cheetimus.com though! Saw a lot of cool ideas there. Lots of beasts too.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:28 PM

 

I dunno. I like Cheets and all, and I want to believe but...

...this man trolls deep.

 

Yeah, we won't know until he either LOLZ or the set is revealed and it's zero of his customs, hah. That second post sounded pretty straight-forward though.

 

This did make me go back and peruse cheetimus.com though! Saw a lot of cool ideas there. Lots of beasts too.

 

 

Accidentally stuck an "r" in there and was wondering what part of the blog I was missing.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:55 PM

I have it on good authority that the boxset will be FOC Ruination in G2 colors. The Emirate Xaaron head will be replaced by Brian Savage's face.


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