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@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?


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#54581 Princess Viola

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 10:04 AM

I mean it's not like combiners don't have a standard config anyways.


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 11:19 AM

 

I can respect that mindset. Its perfectly logical and true. Thats not what tec said though

It's probably not what Tec meant but to me, 3P five man combiners don't feel like proper updates unless the limbs can become both arms and legs. Otherwise it's just a big expensive display piece.

 

> big expensive display piece

bruh, I have something to tell you about this fandom

 

Is it POTP Rippersnapper or Sinnertwin who has the really thin, potentially breakable combiner peghole. Because thats whats held me back from getting POTP Abominus.

 

This 3p looks good amd, honestly, the abilty, or lack of, scramble city arms/leg mode options doesn't bother me. If they can, cool. If not, they're five good figures (sometimes) that form one bigger dude.

Rippersnapper's the one I heard lots of complaints about. Mine was actually cracked out of the box but thankfully just enough that all it did was make the port a little loose.

 

Either way, Cutthroat's beast head issues or Hun grr's awful beast mode should be bigger reasons to skip 


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 11:30 AM

 

Hun grr's awful beast mode

 

what you mean you don't love a two headed dragon remolded from a concorde jet???


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#54584 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 01:33 PM

Shitty dragon but a really solid torso. Considering mine will spend 90% of his time as Abominus....

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 02:55 PM

I'm still disappointed that Unite Warriors died before we got Abominus and Predaking.

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 03:23 PM

I'm surprised Takara didn't release Predaking at all. Maybe they thought it was too ugly to bother with too.

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 03:41 PM

Huh?

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 03:48 PM

Poor Predaking. There were some good ideas buried in there, but it was such an obvious rough draft. It needed a few more months the line never got.

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 03:55 PM

Huh?

Huh, missed that. Odd that they didn't make any noticeable changes. Which is probably why I missed it, since there weren't dozens of "clearly Takara's is better" posts floating around.

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:11 PM

Cutthroat was certainly rubbish - as most birdish dudes generally are, though falling apart all the time gives this guy a special edge - but I liked the rest of those Abomini a lot. 


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:30 PM

He makes a serviceable enough block for Abominus to stand on. One of the weakest limb bots otherwise.

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:33 PM

Hasbro: *literally alters the packaging so there's one packaging worldwide for all countries*

 

Also Hasbro: *STILL doesn't put Japanese on the packaging*


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 05:46 PM

So I just bagged and priced all the Generation, Prime and Animated figs 50 in total all complete

 

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:16 PM

Hasbro: *literally alters the packaging so there's one packaging worldwide for all countries*
 
Also Hasbro: *STILL doesn't put Japanese on the packaging*


TBF, im pretty sure thats Takaras job considering Hasbro doesnt sell there directly

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:23 PM

The concept behind Titan Predaking, their attempt to spread out the combiner across all five, was a valiant attempt. The execution just needed more work. 


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:25 PM

Naw, it was just built to a height requirement and a cost. The standard interchangeable five-man band Voltroning doesn't make anything easier, it just makes combiners sellable. And ugly, but.


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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:33 PM

Very true.

 

Honestly, of all the combiners i've ever had, i don't think i've ever put any together without using their default configurations. The only exceptions being Baldigus/Ruination, since he has both setups and it differentiates him from Bruticus. And CW Defensir, because Rook makes a better arm.


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:47 PM

 

Hasbro: *literally alters the packaging so there's one packaging worldwide for all countries*
 
Also Hasbro: *STILL doesn't put Japanese on the packaging*


TBF, im pretty sure thats Takaras job considering Hasbro doesnt sell there directly

 

oh i know, but it just feels weird in this era of brand unification and stuff

 

also shout out to the galaxy brains at tfw thinking that takara was somehow showing their distaste for being forced to use 'hasbro's shitty decos' because the part on the japanese boxes that has the character name in kana is where the hasbro logo is on the non-japanese boxes

 

lmao

 

(also didn't realize that siege in japan actually uses a different logo. huh)


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 08:19 PM

I don't even look up the default combinations. I just go with whatever looks better when I build it.

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM

There are default combinations?? I thought this was *Scramble* City, not over easy!

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