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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 PM)

Many of us are in fact aware that our country is ridiculous.

@  Arazyr : (24 March 2019 - 08:25 AM)

As an American, I have no problem with the amusing anecdotes he's been sharing. In fact, I've been enjoying them, and got no indication of smugness from any of them. Please continue. 8^)

@  The Doctor Who : (24 March 2019 - 06:00 AM)

Minnesota, but I think it's only mentioned in, like, a side comic or something.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2019 - 05:57 AM)

Ever wonder what state Carly was in after 'The Rebirth'.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 02:15 AM)

I don't think it's right to feel indignation at people telling you that Americans might also have feelings and you should consider them before squawking yet more things in the same vein.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Intervening? It's not like much of anything that happens in this box is prompted.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I suppose I would normally feel indignation right about now, but with you I am merely unsurprised that you are intervening in a conversation to express your typical brand of disapproval.

@  Cabooceratops : (24 March 2019 - 01:06 AM)

Nitefort x ]

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:50 AM)

I'm not super fond of Nevermore's habit of using the Shoutbox to complain about TFW users, but those usually seem to be things he's personally witnessed and not anecdotes that he only has confirmation bias to backup, so I can believe he isn't just being smug.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:47 AM)

Amusing? Don't try to pretend you aren't being selective by picking things that support a narrative you're building.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:46 AM)

Shield Agent: this and the previous anecdote didn't sound like you have any reason to believe them beyond confirmation bias, so bringing up these things compulsively achieves nothing beyond making you look smug.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Well I guess Fortnite sounds cool? Maybe it made more sense before the gameplay started to focus on the Battle Royale bit?

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

To be fair this is only a few days after your very comprehensive thing about St. Patrick's Day. Oh also I guess that thing about the Estonian currency exchange so that's like three entire "Americans!" squawks this week.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

Not that Nitefort is any more sensible obviously.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I tend to forget that it's called Fortnite because my 3yo calls it "Nitefort" so that's how my whole family refers to it.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I assume the name is derived from the fact that one can build forts? But the nite part is a stretch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

Hence I thought it would be an amusing anecdote to share as I am not a gamer, but other pop culture-invested people here probably would be, and thus perhaps they would have different relevant experience to share.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:16 AM)

In fact before now I did not feel "superior" for knowing the word "fortnight" because I was raised to believe it was a rare but standard term.

@  Copper Bezel : (23 March 2019 - 10:33 PM)

Eh, it's not a common word in the US, so ... like I sincerely hope no one's feeling superior about it but I wouldn't assume.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 March 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Shield Agent: What is up with your compulsion to bring up every anecdote that supports your superiority complex towards Americans?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

What I don't get is: what is a game titled "two weeks" even about?

@  Trpodeca : (23 March 2019 - 09:16 PM)

What strange people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 March 2019 - 09:11 PM)

Interesting. I have just been informed by several Britons and Australians that since the debut of Fortnite, they have encountered Yanks who do not believe that "fortnight" is a real word.

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@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 08:05 PM)

What is up sexy people! Everyone having fun tonight?

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 01:01 PM)

If they don't take it down or back off, then unfollow. At least then they'll know why people are distancing themselves.

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Call them out because if nobody challenges them on nonsense, they'll only sink deeper into their rabbithole of stupidity.

@  Benbot : (22 March 2019 - 11:26 AM)

When someone makes a deliberately hateful and dishonest post on Facebook, do you angrily call them out on it, or just ignore or defriend them?

@  Xellos : (22 March 2019 - 11:11 AM)

Dunno, I did watch Combiner Wars...

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:37 AM)

Also, nobody try watching last year's Stargate Origins: Catherine "webisode". My god, I've never seen anything so atrocious

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:36 AM)

Having watched the full decade's' worth of episodes during the last 4 or so weeks, the cult leader Goa'uld was Setesh/"Seth"

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 04:00 AM)

I missed a whole bunch of stuff in the Squawkbox. Huh. It's been a long week.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:52 AM)

That or Old Testament God with his whole nuking cities, random plagues, brutal pogroms, absurd set ups to test followers faiths, etc etc as a very not rogue Goa'uld.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:48 AM)

1) Spite. 2) I'm fairly sure at least one episode did actually have a Goa'uld who'd be hiding out on Earth since the rebellion and had been host swapping and running cults, 3) mostly yeah spiteful contrivance to see Christain groups lose their collective shit.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:49 AM)

If you don't take paypal, and the item isn't a local pickup (in which case Cash is acceptable), I'm pretty sure you need to have some alternative credit card processor you're able to take payment through

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:48 AM)

Technically eBay doesn't own Paypal anymore, but even so I haven't seen an auction in years that didn't take Paypal as a form of payment.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 March 2019 - 11:01 PM)

I was gonna ask "aren't eBay and Paypal basically the same people" but turns out that hasn't been true for a while.

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:41 PM)

I think the issue is that we paid with Paypal, but they don't accept Paypal.

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:40 PM)

I don't think so.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 March 2019 - 07:30 PM)

Can you pay via paypal?

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:25 PM)

I think we can't transfer the money into Euros. So that's unfortunate.

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:21 PM)

Well we bought it, but the payment doesn't seem to have gone through.

@  Nevermore : (21 March 2019 - 06:56 PM)

What problem?

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 03:44 PM)

Well that's unfortunate, the German comic we're missing is on ebay, and we bought it but seem to have run into a problem.

@  MidnightFox : (21 March 2019 - 11:18 AM)

If anything in context to the show, Jesus would most likely have been a human nearing ascension. We have various examples of near ascension humans exhibiting the same abilities as miracles attributed to Jesus.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 March 2019 - 09:42 AM)

Yeah, but neither the russians or the US military shared any information about the goa'uld to the public. And there was more than likely enough devout in both regimes that they wouldn't have accepted that as a possible answer anyway.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 March 2019 - 09:25 AM)

Jesus would not have been a Goa'uld, he would have been an ancient ascendant :p

@  MidnightFox : (21 March 2019 - 09:20 AM)

Well, d'uh. But it also made sense within context of the series even with actual ancient alien theorists connecting everything in every religion to aliens.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 March 2019 - 09:18 AM)

More to the point: you don't piss off the bulk of the potential demographic by outright stating that even the supposedly one good god was really just a snake in your head.

@  MidnightFox : (21 March 2019 - 08:15 AM)

Why would they? The show was very clear about the Goa'uld not knowing what happened on Earth after the rebellion, which happened way before the advent of Christianity.


Microblaze Creations Titans - WFC Bruticus Upgrade

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#1 Axaday

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:08 PM

This is more like it.  This is the one I would have wanted if they had come to market before I realize I had no attachment to WFC Bruticus.  He looks TONS better with that Onslaught, but he doesn't look like Bruticus to me, so I'm gonna have to pass.


Anyway, I don't mean to be a drag.  It looks nice!



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:14 PM

WOW! That's expensive!

It doesn't improve the set enough to justify that price tag, in my mind.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:35 PM

I might be interested if they make him in SDCC colors.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:37 PM

This may go on a short list of "Things to buy if I end up with extra money somehow.".

Only thing is I wouldn't know what to do with the deluxe Onslaught. Have him ride on Bruticus's shoulders?

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:40 PM

Display him in vehicle mode

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:11 PM

Might be interested in G2 colors, or remolded as Impactor, because I could use a bigger Impactor.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:13 PM

Looks impressive. I don't have the version of the Combaticons that this goes with, but I'd be into a G2 version for suresies. 


I wouldn't say no to an Impactor, either. Maybe with fixed colors ala the Covenant of Primus art. 

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:55 PM

This does look good -- really good, actually.  But like Axaday, WFC Bruticus doesn't do anything for me.  Still, this figure + set goes a long way to taking the WFC toys and turning them into something resembling a decent combiner.  Kudos to Microblaze Creations!  :thumbsup

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:47 PM

I might be interested in a Fruitius set, but with that price, I'd rather get a G2 version. Still, I'm a bit apprehensive on how it takes disassembly for Vortex and Blast-off to achieve its look.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:02 PM

I'd be all over this if FP Colossus didn't exist.


I would buy a Ruination version though.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 02:22 AM

WOW! That's expensive!

It doesn't improve the set enough to justify that price tag, in my mind.


I think it's around the right ballpark.  3P Voyagers average around $80-90.  Throw in $30 for the accessories, and you're there.


Compare to say, Mania King, who was fairly well received, and cost $115 for a Voyager-sized figure by his lonesome.

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:28 AM

But like Axaday, WFC Bruticus doesn't do anything for me.


Maybe we just have really different senses of humor.

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:24 AM

I'd be all over this if FP Colossus didn't exist.



Speaking of, while I like the look of Colossus and what the set does with the Energon combiners, I kind of wish that FP would release their own Onslaught and the two other limbs to make an even better Bruticus.  I realize that doing that would nullify a lot of the cool add-on weaponry, but it would be nice to have an option.    

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:16 AM

I think this looks great.


The price isn't too great though.


If they make one in TakaraTomy colors I'd be all over it.  As it is Onslaught is already pretty much there, it's just the extra parts for the others that are off.




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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:47 AM

On it's own, I like it.  It's a nice, chunky rendition of FoC Onslaught and I've always been a fan of that color scheme.  Love that vehicle mode too.


HOWEVER, I don't think it works at all with the other Combaticons.  I've never been a fan of the thing with combiner teams that include one giant guy and four tiny guys.  The game equalized them so all five members of the team were about the same size.  In the game, the combined Bruticus mode reflects this, with a rather big-limbed look to him.  But this Onslaught does away with all of that.  He's back to being a giant that dwarves his teammates and, as a result of the size disparity, Bruticus loses his unique proportions.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:15 PM

I kinda like it, but it would need the SDCC colors for me to consider dropping money on it.

It does look nice.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.

#17 Gizmoboy


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:17 PM

Same here Canthros.

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:06 PM

That's kind of the real problem with upgrades for Generations Bruticus, isn't it? He's been made in too many color variations, and there's no guarantee you picked the "right" one to release yours in.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:30 AM

Honestly I think a Wreckers set would've been the best bet. People would buy it just for a nice big Impactor. Of course, then we'd all be complaining that it's orange instead of Impactor's purple.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:02 AM

Honestly I think a Wreckers set would've been the best bet. People would buy it just for a nice big Impactor. Of course, then we'd all be complaining that it's orange instead of Impactor's purple.

If they did an Impactor, I'd think they'd use Last Stand of the Wreckers colors, over what Hasbro went with. That still might draw some complaints, but that's because the Transformers collector's market is verifiably insane.

Something like this:

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My FlickR folder...

And yes, I was too lazy to come up with a decent TF related forum name, and just *GASP* used my own.