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by Denyer
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's buying all these Funko Pops?
Replies: 23
Views: 20098

Re: Who's buying all these Funko Pops?

fFXk6unOHeA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFXk6unOHeA Reiterates the point that for some franchises, they're not just cheaper but the only real option -- eg it's not like Dinosaurs (1991) the TV show is getting new merch. But also makes the point that because Funko don't need likeness rights for ...
by Denyer
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 399
Views: 204664

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

They're mostly newer figures and this is probably geo-blocked apart from UK viewers, but Metalhead on Ranganation (basically an audience participation comedy/news show) has a bunch of TFs out as lockdown therapy in this episode -- https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000stfd/the-ranganation-series...
by Denyer
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IT'S TIME FOR A NEW YOUTUBE THREAD
Replies: 37
Views: 25529

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: 15611

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: 4518

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: 2
Views: 2105

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: 10
Views: 4102

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
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 399
Views: 204664

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: 399
Views: 204664

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: 399
Views: 204664

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: 203
Views: 124646

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: 6894
Views: 1283212

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: 349
Views: 130558

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: 3
Views: 2241

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: 203
Views: 124646

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: 203
Views: 124646

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: 7267

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: 7267

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...
by Denyer
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey you old farts, I'm bored.
Replies: 20
Views: 7267

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

Time Team's a national institution. Further afield, you might like the photos this group shares -- https://www.facebook.com/historyandarcheology/ Have done the Carrot and Oyster Pie from this one a couple of times and it's edible. Would be more worried about the recipes in this one that are all 70s ...
by Denyer
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey you old farts, I'm bored.
Replies: 20
Views: 7267

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

Working with some people who still do the shirt and tie thing for remote meetings. I don't, but also haven't owned jeans or sportswear-for-people-who-don't-do-sport since I was a kid. It's been knitted sweaters, cargo trousers and slippers (and very little shaving) since day one. Quite like this des...