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by Denyer
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IT'S TIME FOR A NEW YOUTUBE THREAD
Replies: 36
Views: 16354

Re: IT'S TIME FOR A NEW YOUTUBE THREAD

Courtesy of Shazam and the background music in another video...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9dSYgd5Elk
by Denyer
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 31
Views: 6716

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

The main issue I have with Stormbringer is that it's too soon and serves mainly to announce a total lack of faith in the Earth book and undermine the ramping up of conflict there. There's no real baseline for comparison in the IDW universe as it existed then that suggests it's a big deal, and we don...
by Denyer
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hound's backlog
Replies: 15
Views: 192

Re: Hound's backlog

I've generally come to the conclusion that reading comics on a large monitor is a better experience, and if someone had bothered to scan eg the UK Essential X-Men reprints I'd get shot of them in a heartbeat (as it is, the idea of having the first however many years of them since 1995 (I think V1 an...
by Denyer
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are you a decal person? Do you like car decals, personalised license plates, etc? What are your favourites?
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Are you a decal person? Do you like car decals, personalised license plates, etc? What are your favourites?

I've tended to use 40K ones on things, like https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Warhammer-40k-Adeptus-Mechanicus-Vinyl-Graphics-sticker-From-75mm-to-125mm/323320700831 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Warhammer-40K-Game-vinyl-sticker-decal-gamers-iron-eagle-imperium-laptop-window/401001437196 And there's one of...
by Denyer
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Which of Your Transformers can pull off the best "Naruto Run"?
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Which of Your Transformers can pull off the best "Naruto Run"?

Do you still use a dedicated camera, or do you have a smart phone? Smart phone hardware, anyway (no SIMs / no SIM hardware). Got a tripod and some older digital cameras I keep meaning to look at tethered options for and I suppose I've got space to set up a light box now. But it's difficult to be ar...
by Denyer
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150174

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Sure, every so often a plucky underdog belonging to multi-billion dollar corporations that buy copyright law makes it through. Disney's better at this sort of thing than Marvel and is relatively recently started with their IP. Cap might have the branding advantage that other characters lack, and the...
by Denyer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150174

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Don't think MCU has the brand recognition of Transformers or Bats and Supes or Barbie, actually. It's having a good run and certain characters like Spidey are possibly up there but long-running doesn't equate to product on the shelves consistently for decades and household name status for that long....
by Denyer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150174

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

There's such a glut of cartoons and attached toylines now with there being several channels dedicated to cartoon content not to mention Youtube and other streaming providers that kids don't get as attached to one above all the others so much. Not to say that no one will ever get attached to toys an...
by Denyer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150174

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Ah, I see we're giving the retro approach to discussion another spin. If my interaction with younger generations is any indication the mindset of "I'm older and have disposable income and will indulge in childhood loves" isn't nearly as much a thing as it was for us. Give them another ten years. Als...
by Denyer
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150174

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

I think the difference is that Elvis is likely to retain substantial cultural cachet into the next century, it's just that the bubble's burst on mass-produced stuff connected to him.

There are still new generations getting into Nirvana.
by Denyer
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150174

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Love the outdoor pics with BW figures. And I remember Cryotek getting a lot of love way back when, but haven't seen one in years and looking at it now it's easy to see why it's always been such a favourite for people. Primal Prime is one I do kind of regret moving on and would pick up a modern redec...
by Denyer
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150174

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Alright, after giving some thought as to what I consider "top ten of the decade" and then subsequently procrastinating on taking actual pictures, I've decided to skip photography and just use links. Looking around the room, I realise most of my picks come down to "looks cool", "strong nostalgic con...
by Denyer
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Me, Dano.
Replies: 181
Views: 90387

Re: Book Me, Dano.

Target adaptations? Some of them add a fair bit of depth (which is partly why people kept a higher opinion of the old series, as they were remembering from the books rather than TV that hadn't been shown in years). It'll probably make you notice more how padded the episodes are.
by Denyer
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6793
Views: 1060011

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

About a week or so ago I found SS86 Jazz at Walmart. Passed on Kup and Blurr, since I don't have any interest in those two. But Jazz is pretty great. Very clean aesthetic (as it should be for the cartoon) but I think it has enough panel detail to work in a Classics collection. Even though I have th...
by Denyer
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 266
Views: 70464

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Bloody ridiculous. Something health services here are doing routinely AFAIK. It's looking more and more that antibodies don't necessarily form detectably without a strong reaction (and the only way to guarantee that safely isn't catching it in the wild) so wouldn't be surprised if that comes back cl...
by Denyer
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Podcasts and Audio Books
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Podcasts and Audio Books

Interviews: Grounded with Louis Theroux https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p089sfrz https://www.david-tennant.com/podcast RHLSTP https://www.youtube.com/user/Herring1967 Fantasy: Very good Curse of Strahd play-through https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lBVVAo8Y38&list=PLZsrxxME7K30aQywpsS0rdSORFDn4qmY...
by Denyer
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Me, Dano.
Replies: 181
Views: 90387

Re: Book Me, Dano.

Never realised it was science fiction / future set, or that it was written that far back (having said that Dragonlance is almost as ancient now). Have snagged a paperback. :up: If you read magical school genre, Kim Newman's alright at it; https://www.goodreads.com/series/230213-drearcliff-grange It ...
by Denyer
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Me, Dano.
Replies: 181
Views: 90387

Re: Book Me, Dano.

Lovecraft's always been better as concepts than trying to read his actual material, you can see why it didn't take off in his lifetime.
Sades wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:09 pm
Anne McCaffrey bitches!
Any good? I think I tried as a kid and went back to TSR novels.
by Denyer
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey you old farts, I'm bored.
Replies: 20
Views: 921

Re: Hey you old farts, I'm bored.

Yep. They're here -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lBVVAo8Y38&list=PLZsrxxME7K30aQywpsS0rdSORFDn4qmYm It's not a TPK type of campaign (as of the end of chapter four, anyway) and the DM drops a lot of background information in so it should make sense to anyone who isn't familiar with Ravenloft. Af...
by Denyer
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey you old farts, I'm bored.
Replies: 20
Views: 921

Re: Hey you old farts, I'm bored.

Was it tracksuits or shellsuits? Sort of remember that, was there a huge public scandal? lately I keep heavily hinting that I want this , because I love the youtube series but Hound is absolutely fricking terrible with hints, even when the hint is "Hey, you can buy me this as a gift". :laugh: If his...