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@  Bass X0 : (22 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

No. We still say miles. Kilometers is only really used for actual specific distances whereas miles being used in a common phrase is still miles.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 June 2017 - 04:59 PM)

People from outside the U.S.: as we are all English-proficient here, do you ever use the phrase "I saw it coming from miles away.", or do you say "kilometers" instead?

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:06 PM)

Wow, that was supposed to :shout" hours ago...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:05 PM)

Indeed. Especially on opening week. We're talking avg, 5-8%. It's more at your discount/sub-run houses.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 June 2017 - 10:25 AM)

AMC knows it, freakin $7 for a regular drink

@  Paladin : (22 June 2017 - 08:22 AM)

and if you want to support your theaters, buy more concessions. because they get SHIT from the ticket sales...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:15 AM)

So, we charged an extra $1 per. F'em

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:13 AM)

First, they threatened to stop sending us digital because we weren't upcharging for it (back when we were still "mixed" format). Then they threatened to stop sendingus 3D because we didn't upcharge for those either initially.

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:12 AM)

Can't blame the theater totally for those ticket prices. The studios have a say in them as well.

@  Noideaforaname : (22 June 2017 - 12:00 AM)

Charge 'em for the lice! Extra for the mice! Two percent for looking in the mirror twice!

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:45 PM)

Even here in Canada where price gouging is commonplace, IMAX 3-D is still $19.50

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:44 PM)

$27 a ticket? That's ludicrous

@  Sean Whitmore : (21 June 2017 - 11:40 PM)

I gave up on IMAX this year. I was just about able to put up with $20 per ticket, but by the time the new Kong came out, my theater started charging $27 per. They must be outside their damn minds.

@  unitremover : (21 June 2017 - 10:50 PM)

I paid for a ticket to a 2D showing but they showed it in 3D anyways for some reason. I think me taking an Ibuprofen before I went for other reasons is the only reason I didn't walk out with a massive headache.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:38 PM)

One thing I'll give Bay and/or the promoters of this film... I like how they've advertised on the poster that this was actually shot with real, IMAX 3-D cameras. I wish the marketing of other films exhibited a similar interest in the quality of the equipment used. Hell, for some films, being visually interesting is about all they have going for them

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:35 PM)

I assume the Autobots will be even bigger assholes in this one, especially Optimus

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:35 PM)

I have my ticket to see it in IMAX this Saturday... looking forward to another bizarre, 3 hour spectacle of something or other

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Bay already said he won't do another... but what does a persons word mean these days anyway. Doesn't really matter how bad the movies are (or aren't. You know, whatever floats your goat.) so long as they make money. And his flicks do make money.

@  Telly : (21 June 2017 - 06:12 PM)

maybe this one will do poor enough that theyll have to rethink their entire strategy going forward. and hopefully this WILL be bays last one (specially if it does do poorly). well, rethink after bumblebee anyway

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2017 - 06:07 PM)

Yeah... the reception for the movie has been... mixed to poor to say the least. Thanksfully, I gave up on the bayverse films after the first one.

@  Telly : (21 June 2017 - 05:46 PM)

well theres SOMETHING showing in movie theaters. whether it can actually be CALLED a "movie" seems to be debatable

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 June 2017 - 05:45 PM)

Oh, is the new movie out?

@  Dracula : (21 June 2017 - 05:41 PM)

I got a rock.

@  Xellos : (21 June 2017 - 05:31 PM)

BB here

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 June 2017 - 04:38 PM)

Who here got a Bumblebee shirt and who got the Optimus shirt at the premiere?

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2017 - 02:50 PM)

"Bowdlerizing" basically means censorship, in the "removing anything the person in charge of the editing considers unsuitable for children" sense.

@  Foffy : (21 June 2017 - 01:38 PM)

Sorry, not sure what happened there. Shout edited; link should work now.

@  Robowang : (21 June 2017 - 01:29 PM)

So bowdlerizing is sending someone to a 404 link?

@  Foffy : (21 June 2017 - 09:49 AM)

http://tvtropes.org/...Main/Bowdlerise

@  Robowang : (21 June 2017 - 09:46 AM)

What the hell is "bowdlerlize"?

@  unluckiness : (21 June 2017 - 08:39 AM)

Language evolves. As long as enough people know what the other's talking about, they'll use whatever term's handy despite incorrect etymology or meaning.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 06:48 AM)

Just saying, it doesn't suggest that Xanatos "changed the face of cartoon villainy", which would require something like influence of Xanatos himself on cartoons in general. His name being used as a shorthand on the internet isn't really relevant to this, especially when it's not about his fame specifically.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 June 2017 - 05:36 AM)

The English language is a bit like that, though. We know what it means to bowdlerize something, even if very few of us remember Thomas Bowdler.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 01:58 AM)

The Grandfather Clause page outright says that Xanatos Gambit is kept at that name not because Xanatos is super famous and influential but simply because the term itself is used a lot on the internet.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 01:53 AM)

The site's had a history of being weirdly biased to naming things after specific examples even when it's not the best choice, though it used to be worse (i.e. Spikeification)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 01:49 AM)

TVT's naming choice is hardly proof of that a character "changed the face of cartoon villainy".

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2017 - 10:47 PM)

I'd say he's second only to the Big Bad of "Watchmen" in that regard (younger fans sometimes check out this website, and I'd rather not spoil his identity until they're old enough to read the comic).

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2017 - 10:46 PM)

Proving just how much Xanatos changed the face of cartoon villainy.

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 June 2017 - 10:28 PM)

My favorite trope is "Xanatos Gsmbit", but my favorite name for a trope is "Xanatos Speed Chess"

@  Paladin : (20 June 2017 - 04:19 PM)

they're good dogs, Dracula.

@  Dracula : (20 June 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I quite like "All Animals Are Dogs"

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2017 - 01:03 PM)

Mine would be the Funny Moments page for Dragon Ball Z Abridged.

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2017 - 01:02 PM)

My favourite pages are "comic book time", "not allowed to grow up" and "did not do the research".

@  Benbot : (20 June 2017 - 11:51 AM)

Uh oh, I just ventured into TV Tropes again.

@  Locoman : (20 June 2017 - 11:04 AM)

ALL HAIL THE DARK LORD OF THE TWIN MOONS.

@  Foffy : (20 June 2017 - 09:30 AM)

What about a cow woman?

@  unluckiness : (20 June 2017 - 09:20 AM)

Don't have a cow man

@  Robowang : (20 June 2017 - 08:54 AM)

or before 1992. Even worse.

@  Paladin : (20 June 2017 - 08:48 AM)

is it after 1997? then probably bad.

@  Benbot : (20 June 2017 - 08:19 AM)

I've completely lost track of whether it's in a good phase or bad


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#41 MrBlud

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:11 PM

 

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-ZacWilliam, the molds are made, they'll come eventually. Still :(.


Lest we forget RTS Rumble / Frenzy

 

 

Takara released them and we'll be getting a version of the mold through the TFSS.

 

I don't think they've EVER done a fired mold we haven't gotten in some way eventually.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:12 PM

Yup.  And the leftover alternate heads that were never touched, like Hardhead and Lugnut's extra.  I wouldn't bet on Crosscut ever showing up again, at least at retail.  Probably not Chromia either.
 


I'd take that bet. We'll get 90 to 100% of this stuff eventually I think.

When... It may be a wait... But I think Hasbro is well aware of the fan demand and all the work is done... I'm confident we'll see all or nearly all.

-ZacWilliam, now will some be in Movie packaging...

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:13 PM

 

 

:(

-ZacWilliam, the molds are made, they'll come eventually. Still :(.


Lest we forget RTS Rumble / Frenzy

 

 

Takara released them and we'll be getting a version of the mold through the TFSS.

 

I don't think they've EVER done a fired mold we haven't gotten in some way eventually.

 

The last two remaining G2 Gobots, the ones not used in RiD.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:15 PM

[quote name="Spark" post="2546377" timestamp="1398290805"]
Yup.  And the leftover alternate heads that were never touched, like Hardhead and Lugnut's extra.  I wouldn't bet on Crosscut ever showing up again, at least at retail.  Probably not Chromia either.
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I'd take that bet. We'll get 90 to 100% of this stuff eventually I think.

When... It may be a wait... But I think Hasbro is well aware of the fan demand and all the work is done... I'm confident we'll see all or nearly all.

-ZacWilliam, now will some be in Movie packaging...

I have no doubts the 100% new molds like Tankor and Rattrap will eventually show up.  BUT I think the retools will probably end up in the Club's hands.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:17 PM

Well that eats.



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:18 PM

By all indications Chromia is a new mold.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:18 PM

Hardhead?
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:20 PM

By all indications Chromia is a new mold.

I thought the consensus was that she likely wasn't.  What have I missed?


Edited by Spark, 23 April 2014 - 05:20 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:22 PM

By all indications Chromia is a new mold.

I thought the consensus was that she likely wasn't.  What have I missed?

The fact that, assuming both are on-model, Arcee and Chromia transform fairly differently?

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:24 PM


By all indications Chromia is a new mold.

I thought the consensus was that she likely wasn't.  What have I missed?

The fact that she was introed in the comics strongly tied to these toys in a body that could not really be a mold share with Arcee who she shared a wave with to begin with, making mold sharing fairly unlikely even before that, I think.

-ZacWilliam, no we havn't seen either but the odds seem much greater for unique molds...
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:27 PM

Hardhead?


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:27 PM

Well, in any case, let's hear it for Hasbro canning an unprecedented three all-new female molds at once.  Congratulations!  Aim high!


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:30 PM

This is sure to be brought up at Botcon and I wonder if they'll even be aware of this stuff happening as they are rarely aware of true distribution issues.

Yeah, right, everyone will be too busy drooling over the next batch of "Hey look at these! Guess what? We're gonna cancel them anyway!"



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:36 PM

Not really seeing a reason to panic here.



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:38 PM

Well, in any case, let's hear it for Hasbro canning an unprecedented three all-new female molds at once.  Congratulations!  Aim high!

 
 
 

They have confirmed that Arcee and Chromia are still going to be released, but have been pushed to a future and currently unknown assortment.

 
Simmer down.  They aren't cancelled yet.  Neither is Windblade, whom we never got a firm release date on anyway.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:41 PM

Hardhead?

Warpath alternate tooling.
http://tfwiki.net/me...ns.jpg&limit=20
Ah, I totally forgot about that!
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:44 PM

And

 

 

Well, in any case, let's hear it for Hasbro canning an unprecedented three all-new female molds at once.  Congratulations!  Aim high!

 
 
 

They have confirmed that Arcee and Chromia are still going to be released, but have been pushed to a future and currently unknown assortment.

 
Simmer down.  They aren't cancelled yet.  Neither is Windblade, whom we never got a firm release date on anyway.

 

 

And Crosscut too.


 

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:48 PM

I'm not worried about the others coming out but Crosscut is a concern.

 

Especially since Takara has never really been big on the redecos. Even of Japanese specific characters like Black Shadow...or Crosscut.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:55 PM

Guess I'm done getting figures for the rest of the year after my pre-order on the Cosmos wave and Shrapnel wave come in.  The only movie figure I'm interested in getting is Hound.



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 06:01 PM

I will be really bummed if Crosscut never comes out. 

 

Super weird to drop him if his wave mates are still coming.





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