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by Tantrum
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6866
Views: 1221370

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

The two Battlemasters are fine, and it's nice to have them again included with a larger figure - as they should be. The toothpaste colour they've chosen for the wee robots is definitely a choice and they only have an eye colour to tell them apart. Couple of blast effects for those easily impressed ...
by Tantrum
Sat May 22, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)
Replies: 483
Views: 163335

Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

LEGO Classic 11016 Creative Building Bricks - As with the previous Classic set I bought, the parts for the builds on the box are in numbered bags, separate from the rest of the bricks. There's only 7 builds, and they're pretty simple, even by Classic box standards. And as with the previous Classic ...
by Tantrum
Wed May 19, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 337
Views: 114850

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

CDC: "Wear your mask whenever you leave your house. We can't be too careful." The Public: "What if we're outside and not near anyone? Or just passing people on the street? Do we really need masks then?" CDC: "OK, here's a list of circumstances where you do and don't need a mask." The Public: "This ...
by Tantrum
Mon May 17, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6866
Views: 1221370

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Thanks for the tip on Dinobot. I'm not concerned about the thigh swivel, I just noticed he didn't seem to have one when I tried to swivel his thighs because I thought that's how he transformed. As for finding him in store, I hit 3 Walmarts and a Target this weekend, and only saw him in one. I don't ...
by Tantrum
Sun May 16, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6866
Views: 1221370

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Friday was 2 weeks since my 2nd shot, so I went toy shopping for the first time this calendar year. Kingdom Dinobot - The highlight of the ones I've opened so far. It's just too bad they couldn't make the split tail weapon spin freely. There's no thigh swivel, but I think that would've confused me d...
by Tantrum
Thu May 06, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 337
Views: 114850

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

@Tantrum - hope your health continues to pick up. Sounds like you've had it rough :O I finally felt well enough to go into work on Wed, after staying home Mon and Tues. Even then, I wasn't 100%, so I spent the day getting on-line training modules out of the way, so I wouldn't have to think too hard...
by Tantrum
Mon May 03, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 337
Views: 114850

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I still haven't fully recovered from my 2nd Moderna shot 3 days ago. The actual side effects of the shot (chills, fever, nausea) are gone. But, having those all weekend screwed up my sleeping and eating schedules, so I'm still not feeling great. The same thing happens when I have a cold that lasts a...
by Tantrum
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 337
Views: 114850

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I was able to get my 2nd Moderna shot locally. On the 20th, I hadn't received official notice of my 2nd CT appointment. I checked the local place's website again, and saw some for today, the first day I'm eligible to get mine, having gotten my first on April 6th. I signed up. On the 21st, a bureaucr...
by Tantrum
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions
Replies: 1462
Views: 361033

Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

Bandai Minipla Voltron - I found this at Barnes & Noble last night for $63, not the $119 Amazon has. It's much more articulated than my current Lion Voltrons (LEGO Ideas, LEGO MOC, plastic set from 20-ish years ago with no elbows). Other than screwing up the eye stickers on the Yellow lion head/foo...
by Tantrum
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 337
Views: 114850

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

The vaccine has only been around a few months and they are already finding (all be it miniscule) possibilities of blood clots and it has barely been given to the under 40's so we still don't know the effects on them in a large scale over a period of time. I would just like it to have a few years wi...
by Tantrum
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 337
Views: 114850

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I dunno. I got my first shot on the 1st with instructions to simply come back to the same site on the 28th, with the next appointment basically being auto-scheduled. Is there any way to call the site/organization that you got your first dose from? I asked the lady who coordinated my first shot, and...
by Tantrum
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 337
Views: 114850

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Work's starting local distribution tomorrow (Fri). I don't know if this means I'll be able to get me 2nd dose here, or if I'll have to go to Groton again. I checked the website for local distribution, and there's no days in my 2nd dose window. Ivanka Trump got vaccinated today. The news was mainly a...
by Tantrum
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 337
Views: 114850

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I don't think it makes much difference. Pfizer have fiddled the testing slightly in terms of reporting figures that cast the best light (most effective age group etc) the same as others. Roughly speaking, for the two dose ones the first dose is about equivalent to having been infected (but without ...
by Tantrum
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 337
Views: 114850

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

My parents' 2nd shots went OK, so they'll be fully vaccinated sometime next week. Given the CDC guidelines that it's OK for vaccinated people to visit one unvaccinated household at a time, I've invited them down next weekend. This'll be the first time I've seen them since June. I get my first shot o...
by Tantrum
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 337
Views: 114850

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

My parents got their 2nd shots of Pfiezer yesterday. My mom e-mailed me at 9pm to say no side effects yet, and that they hoped to feel OK the next day (today). There's no follow up e-mail, so either there were no side effects worth mentioning, or they're too incapacitated to type. At work, I saw the...
by Tantrum
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Which of Your Transformers can pull off the best "Naruto Run"?
Replies: 10
Views: 3221

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

I use a dedicated camera. My parents gave me a couple of their old track phones. I don't think there's any minutes left on them to use as phones, but they can use my wifi. I just hate using them. I don't like touchscreens in general, and these are awkwardly tiny. I could take pictures with them, but...
by Tantrum
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Which of Your Transformers can pull off the best "Naruto Run"?
Replies: 10
Views: 3221

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

Botbots are so cute. Why did I not get any? You at least need the pacifier bot . I tried to take a complete photo recently, with SS holding his Legends counterpart in one hand. However, that made him too forward-heavy, and he started falling over. I caught him, but in doing so, dropped and broke my...
by Tantrum
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 337
Views: 114850

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

My work started mandating stricter mask requirements last week. Now, you have to wear one unless you're in your private office, alone, with the door shut. You can have it off briefly for eating and drinking, so long as the 6 foot requirement is met. Previously, the 7 foot tall divider between me and...
by Tantrum
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Me, Dano.
Replies: 197
Views: 115161

Re: Book Me, Dano.

It's also important to remember that Lovecraft's stories are more about creating a mood or atmosphere than they are about being tightly plotted or character driven. His typical narrative device is the narrator, of varying degrees of reliability, recounting strange events to lead up to some kind of ...
by Tantrum
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Me, Dano.
Replies: 197
Views: 115161

Re: Book Me, Dano.

I mostly read Lovecraft and Stephen King, but I don't have enough for more than 2 books a month. I tried reading Lovecraft a few years ago, but couldn't get into it. I heard there was a "mythos", and found a complete works collection at a reasonable price. So, I bought that, figuring I'd read all t...