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by Big Daddy
Sun May 08, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: TF Guilty Pleasures
Replies: 17
Views: 2846

TF Guilty Pleasures

What TF toys do you like even though you know their not really any good? For me it has to be: - Overide - I love him despite his lack of feet and legs, and his hollow arms. I really enjoy the Triggerbot gimmick, but all of the other ones are too awful, and I can put up with Overide's failings becaus...
by Big Daddy
Sun May 08, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 103
Views: 12382

That was definitely a big part of the plan, but it was also a big part of the reasoning behind the Blitz, the Allied firebombing of Dresden and the nukes used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The history books are filled with hundreds of examples of civilians being killed en masse to further military obj...
by Big Daddy
Sat May 07, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 103
Views: 12382

I don't know. While the Pentagon and White House would qualify as military targets, with the WTC it seemed to be as much about symbolic value as anything else - they can't really have been stupid enough to expect America's economy to fall apart completely as a result of hitting the towers. From a ta...
by Big Daddy
Sat May 07, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 103
Views: 12382

I'm told there's a legal definition out there to do with declarations of war, recognised states and the like (e.g. Basque seperatists don't represent a recognised nation, and therefore cannot legally declare war on, say, the rest of Spain, therefore - politics aside - are defined as terrorists), but...
by Big Daddy
Sat May 07, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 103
Views: 12382

Sorry, when I saw another staff member make a joke along the same lines I thought it was okay. I'm just trying to fit in, but I feel like I'm on some sort of hit-list here.

What's a PM inbox?

EDIT: Private Message inbox - sorry, took a minute (well, hour or so) to click.
by Big Daddy
Sat May 07, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 103
Views: 12382

Blackjack wrote:I think he's going for flippancy.
Well, joking anyway - I thought that was okay, apologies if I misunderstood. I'm getting confused as to what does and doesn't fly around here, if it's okay to say that without getting some time away.
by Big Daddy
Sat May 07, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 103
Views: 12382

There's also the way both blow up innocent civilians.
by Big Daddy
Fri May 06, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 103
Views: 12382

Oh yes, I'm hooked into the flavour now.
by Big Daddy
Fri May 06, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Contents of Casseticons/ Cassetibots
Replies: 8
Views: 3124

If I was Soundwave, I'd have labeled them in a misleading fashion - labeling Ravage as Cats is like saying "I hear my Autobot counterpart is neary, real nearby" - it's someone begging to have someone go "PLEASE TELL ME YOUR SECRET" ... That said, labeling Ravage as Cats would mean no-one would steal...
by Big Daddy
Fri May 06, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: Classics' biggest failure: Accessories and weapons?
Replies: 23
Views: 3259

...and of course G1 accessories can be expensive. I do think Hasbro have got a bit carried away with the idea of weapons which can be stored in vehicle modes in some recent lines. When it works it can be absolutely brilliant (a lot of the Movie figures seem to get this right, maybe because of the wo...
by Big Daddy
Fri May 06, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: IDW comics
Replies: 7
Views: 2031

Not Shockwave? IMO that's the best one! I enjoyed it on first reading, don't get me wrong, but I was more frustrated when the Dinobots and Shockwave were used very poorly later on - it's a prelude to a great story we never got (as is Nightbeat, which also read very well at the time). Whereas Blaste...
by Big Daddy
Fri May 06, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 103
Views: 12382

Whatever.
by Big Daddy
Fri May 06, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 103
Views: 12382

At what point is a subject not serious enough to be OK to joke about then? I assume that my as repeating of the Osama in a robot suit silliness in the last post passed without comment it's at least OK to be throwaway about the main subject of this thread, but not the IRA? Because I'd have thought w...
by Big Daddy
Fri May 06, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: New Comics
Topic: IDW comics
Replies: 7
Views: 2031

Yes, the main reason I didn't recommend the others is that they're ultimately a dead end, and somewhat frustrating regardless of their quality. Escalation was at the time the best TF comic I've read since the good old days, but it's just a middle bit of a bigger story which was never properly finish...
by Big Daddy
Fri May 06, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 103
Views: 12382

Well yes, that was me being flippant rather than completely accurate. Do you really think that this is a subject that deserves flippancy? Or do you need flippancy along the lines of saying a group on a terrorist mission are 'holidaying' to get things across? Or did you have your facts wrong and are...
by Big Daddy
Thu May 05, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 103
Views: 12382

There's a big difference between what happened with Bin Ladden (shot as a result of a massive fire fight between two heavily armed groups), and Gibraltar (three unarmed people are shot whilst on holiday when they could just as easily been arrested considering it's British territory. Them being bast...
by Big Daddy
Thu May 05, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 103
Views: 12382

Clogs wrote:There were people declaring that they were carrying out his orders, but he was inexplicably absent.
Possibly because he was being hunted down by US Special Forces, which would obviously compromise any Al-Qaeda operations by simple dint of his presence?
by Big Daddy
Thu May 05, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 103
Views: 12382

There's some appeal to that, but that makes us no better than the evil that we're trying to fight. Guerrilla warfare and terrorism is so insidious because it tends to spiral out of control. It's hard to rise above it, and some would say there's no point in standing against it, but if we really want...
by Big Daddy
Thu May 05, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: Classics' biggest failure: Accessories and weapons?
Replies: 23
Views: 3259

I find a good thing (well, saving grace) about the Classics' lack of weaponry is that at least the fist holes are common sizes, meaning they're good at taking all the neat-looking G1 weapons which came with crappy figures (Highbrow, Siren and so on).
by Big Daddy
Thu May 05, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: Are there any know variations of TF Generations Kup (paintwork etc) inc pic ?
Replies: 3
Views: 994

It's your own fault for making Tuner Mudflap...

That (Kup) does just look like the first one's from a 'faulty' production batch to me, maybe a modern-day version of unpainted Ultra Magnus.