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by Tantrum
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2363
Views: 397556

Re: [The video game thread]

I finished the dungeon with the Sols. It turns out part of my issue was the enemy approaching music for that dungeon gets on my nerves. I think they were going for disorienting, but ended up with annoying. Anyway, I turned the volume way down on my stereo, and had a much easier time of it. I started...
by Tantrum
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2363
Views: 397556

Re: [The video game thread]

I'm almost done replaying Twilight Princess . I'm at the beginning of the Palace of Twilight, where you have to steal the Sols from the Wallmasters/Zant's Hands. It's the only non-optional thing in the game I truly hate. I even keep a save file from just after placing the second Sol so I can skip it...
by Tantrum
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 240
Views: 54247

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Problem we've got in this country is that trust in politicians is at an all-time low. That and our governments continued insistence of running everything centrally in London (and, for the last 30 years or more, placing more emphasis on the well being of everyone inside the M25), instead of allowing...
by Tantrum
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays (delete as applicable)
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays (delete as applicable)

Merry, if boring, Christmas. Usually, I spend a week or two in New Hampshire visiting family. Instead, I got a call from my parents on Christmas. Then, I opened my presents while listening to Jonee Earthquake's* Christmas CD. It's got 16 songs proper, then a bunch of alternate takes and remixes. So,...
by Tantrum
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6763
Views: 998746

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Thanks for the links and pics, Clay. After my last post, I folded Scab's red bracket thingies down to press against the rear wheel combo. This solves the shoulder wobble problem, which also puts the left shoulder in a position to support the two Deluxes well enough. Between that, and curing the fing...
by Tantrum
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6763
Views: 998746

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Christmas gifts: SS Leadfoot - He's a head shorter than the DotM deluxes of Topspin and Roadbuster. But, he's also much beefier and has a larger head. And, they're the same size in vehicle mode. At least I think so. I forgot how to do Topspin's arms and gave up on transforming him. But, his bumper-t...
by Tantrum
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6763
Views: 998746

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Earthrise Runamuck ...Transformation is really cool and I like the look of the vehicle mode...but it doesn't roll because the plastic clip on wheels are garbage. I hate these things. Such an obvious cost cutting measure, but it means all your vehicular Transformers just don't play well. Boo. I know...
by Tantrum
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 240
Views: 54247

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

So, despite me telling my parents that RI residents can't socialize outside our households, and people coming from NH have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, they plan to stop by tomorrow to drop off my Christmas presents. They left a message, "we'll wear our masks and we won't stay long". Now ...
by Tantrum
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Boxes and boxes and boxes...
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Boxes and boxes and boxes...

I keep a few boxes that look nice, including the TRU reissue ones you mentioned, the few MPs I have, and I think the Alternators boxes are in my attic. Mostly, it's figures I plan to be extra careful with when moving, and want to protect. However, I did find the packages for some Micromaster combine...
by Tantrum
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)
Replies: 480
Views: 127890

Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Behold the glory of G1 toy-based Jetfire ! I generally have more nostalgia for the toys than the show, and have been kind of bummed that the Jetfire toys homage the latter. Even when they have the masked face, they still have the wings out Seeker style instead of folding away G1 toy style. This is t...
by Tantrum
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 240
Views: 54247

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

NZ also has a sensible, intelligent and socially aware population. True. But, I wonder how differently things would've played out in the U.S. if Trump had embraced masks and distancing wholeheartedly. Would his followers have gone along, resulting in much higher compliance with CDC guidelines and l...
by Tantrum
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 240
Views: 54247

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

We're number 1! We're number 1! Rhode Isand now has the highest rate of new covid infections in the world. It seems to be driven by high density areas in the center and north west of the state, especially lower income neighborhoods where multiple generations live in the same home, and few sparsely p...
by Tantrum
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 240
Views: 54247

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Is online grocery order/pickup an option at all for you two? Online shopping is pretty much off the table for me since I don't have a credit card. I've tried applying twice in the past couple years, different companies, and was rejected both times without being told why. I got my credit report and ...
by Tantrum
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2363
Views: 397556

Re: [The video game thread]

I just finished replaying Ocarina of Time this afternoon. I'd thought about playing more after beating Ganon, to find the last few Skulltulas and Heart Pieces. But, I've been looking for them for a while with no luck. I could use a guide, but that means I'd have to remember which ones I've already f...
by Tantrum
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6763
Views: 998746

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Earthrise Smokescreen - From Aldi's, since I'm still avoiding Walmart. They had all the wave 2 Deluxes, at a couple bucks cheaper than Walmart, and this is the only one I liked. He's got the same issues as Blustreak. His right fist is too small to hold his weapon. His left shoulder slot isn't quite...
by Tantrum
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 240
Views: 54247

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I knew it was getting worse here, but not enough that it'd be making the news in other states with their own problems. We were originally going to set up 3 field hospitals, then reduced that to 1 when things started looking up a few months ago. Now, we're opening 2. Personally, I don't think I'm at ...
by Tantrum
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6763
Views: 998746

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Earthrise Bluestreak - Bot mode is a step up from the Siege version. The head sculpt's better. The shoulder cannons don't have giant tabs sticking out of the sides. The square hip joints look better and have more range of articulation that Siege's ball joints. The center hood tab folds down into th...
by Tantrum
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Bineltech Grimlock Spoiler Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1572

Re: Bineltech Grimlock Spoiler Problem

Is it flexible? That is, if you try to bend it into proper position, does it not move at all, or does it just bend itself back into warped position when you let go? If the latter, maybe you could bend it into proper position, wedge something in between the spoiler and car to hold it in place, and le...
by Tantrum
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 240
Views: 54247

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Rhode Islanders had too many Hallowe'en parties, and now we're grounded . I've said it facetiously, but this is what we need to not break out hospitals. No socializing outside your household, except for minor children of divorced parents, who can visit either parent. Single adult households can soci...
by Tantrum
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)
Replies: 480
Views: 127890

Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

I made Omega Supreme . Looking at the photos, they don't show how the upper part of the chest, where the yellow covers the shoulders, is 6 studs thick, while the rest of the torso is 5 studs thick. On Gladiator Voltron, each elbow joint is two Technic pegs on the same axis. It worked well enough, th...