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by Brendocon
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Toys, Collectables and Games
Topic: A very unofficial Titan-sized Predaking
Replies: 8
Views: 3008

Re: A very unofficial Titan-sized Predaking

Even as a KO the price for it seems low to me. Must be some cheap material or something. Incredible the savings you can make when somebody else has already paid all the design and r&d costs. Plus they're not packaged separately (so costs saved there) and there's stuff like Headstrong and Tantrum ha...
by Brendocon
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Star Wars: The Not The Prequels Awakens (Spoilers)
Replies: 17
Views: 4262

Re: Star Wars: The Not The Prequels Awakens (Spoilers)

Extremely positive initial reaction. More detailed thoughts without specific plot spoilers as follows (though I'd say don't read this unless you've seen it): Great energy to it. It's not ploughing any ground that's particularly original - a lot more "direct homages" to stuff from previous films than...
by Brendocon
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Made a Transformers "Only Connect"-type wall
Replies: 5
Views: 2483

Re: Made a Transformers "Only Connect"-type wall

Would've been 5/10 but semantics. Odd. Correct answers are identified by matching keyword fragments, so I'd be interested to find out what you typed for which one, so I can rethink phrasing for any future board I do. :) Rack n Ruin over at the Archive has put one together as well: http://www.puzzgr...
by Brendocon
Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Made a Transformers "Only Connect"-type wall
Replies: 5
Views: 2483

Made a Transformers "Only Connect"-type wall

Because, y'know, bored. And because **** like this is basically what the internet's for.

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6472

Crack on then.
by Brendocon
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Toys, Collectables and Games
Topic: Mastermind Creations Spartan AKA Impactor
Replies: 14
Views: 4572

Re: Mastermind Creations Spartan AKA Impactor

I wouldn't say that 3P stuff is insanely expensive. Over here there's very little price difference between 3P and Masterpiece. Admittedly Spartan isn't designed to fit in with the Masterpiece range, but hopefully you know what I mean, and it relies on the assumption that you don't regard MPs as insa...
by Brendocon
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: PC language police strike again
Replies: 8
Views: 2907

Re: PC language police strike again

Yay another example of comics "fans" leaping all over something they probably haven't read in a horrific display of virtue signalling. I mean I've not read the issue, but I took the tweet in the manner it's intended. Whether Grimlock's brain-damaged or not, it's a simple case of "you've got one of t...
by Brendocon
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I like comics, How 'bout you?
Replies: 1867
Views: 136860

Re: I like comics, How 'bout you?

To be fair, Marvel never marketed it as having anything to do with OMD. We all just sort of assumed it'd have something to do with it, but it's clear from the set-up in #1 that whatever the divergence was happened long before that anyway, what with Brock still being Venom, etc. Yeah, there's a "what...
by Brendocon
Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Toys, Collectables and Games
Topic: Finally a Masterpiece size Megs worth a look
Replies: 17
Views: 5739

Re: Finally a Masterpiece size Megs worth a look

Right, I have this. Design-wise in robot mode it's absolutely nailed it. Feels nice and sturdy with a good range of movement and generally tight joints. The inside-leg kibble is a bit loose. Also the flap on his forearm (that the fusion cannon pegs into) could do with being on a tighter hinge. In te...
by Brendocon
Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: God, The Wire's a bit rubbish isn't it? [Spoilers?]
Replies: 12
Views: 4154

Re: God, The Wire's a bit rubbish isn't it? [Spoilers?]

Yeah season 4's definitely my favourite. Favourite iteration of the theme song, too.

Is it s4 that opened with Snoop in the hardware store?
by Brendocon
Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hasbro Fan Survey
Replies: 0
Views: 2412

Hasbro Fan Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Hasbro_Modern_Fan_2015

Hasbro want to know some stuff about stuff and your buying habits. Including an "asking all the right questions" section on third party toys.
by Brendocon
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: I am (re)reading IDW's G1 stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

Re: I am (re)reading IDW's G1 stuff

I see it as very much "If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding". The writers have this great, multi-year, multi-book, epic thing planned out...but in order to get there, they've got to wrap up all the leftovers. Smooth in "faulty analogy" shock. Meat is the main course. It's the whol...
by Brendocon
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Talk about your favourite football team.
Replies: 40
Views: 9759

Re: Talk about your favourite football team.

And now Saints can sign Virgil van Dijk without so much of a fight. EVERYBODY WINS. Except Celtic. But nobody cares about them... :o
by Brendocon
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Transformers #22 Review (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 7872

Re:

Brendocon wrote:I'll read a scan in a year's time
Or, y'know, four years and 25 days. Whever.

(issue's quite decent, tbf)
by Brendocon
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: I am (re)reading IDW's G1 stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

Re: I am (re)reading IDW's G1 stuff

I can't get my head round Heart of Darkness at all. In theory it's great. Returning to Gorlam Prime, discovering the secrets of the Dead Universe, finding out that the thing that (probably) killed it is awake and gunning for this universe. Catching up with Hardhead and Arcee along the way. All told ...
by Brendocon
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: I am (re)reading IDW's G1 stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

Re: I am (re)reading IDW's G1 stuff

So I've done Revenge of the Decepticons, Infestation, Heart of Darkness and Space Opera. Well, er, that's... erm. Yeah. Again, some nice ideas floating about in there, but bogged down by haphazard execution. Revenge of the Decepticons is all over the place in pretty much every way I'd try to judge i...
by Brendocon
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: I am (re)reading IDW's G1 stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

Re: I am (re)reading IDW's G1 stuff

Kudos for having the strength of will to get through all of the early stuff. I couldn't do it. It is just a case of "getting through it". Doing it in one go helps, as you don't have the month-long gap between issues where you've got time to actually digest and assess what has (or hasn't, usually) j...
by Brendocon
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: I am (re)reading IDW's G1 stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

I am (re)reading IDW's G1 stuff

A few months (maybe longer, probably longer) I asked for some reading order advice to get caught up on MTMTE, etc, which you all (well, some of you, I don't remember) helpfully assisted with. And I said I'd share my thoughts as I got on. This thread isn't that. Well, not yet. You may recall I threw ...
by Brendocon
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Josh Trank's Fantastic Four.
Replies: 3
Views: 2260

Re: Josh Trank's Fantastic Four.

Science quartet get dosed with wacky radiation, gain superpowers. That's your origin. Get on with an interesting story. :)
by Brendocon
Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Josh Trank's Fantastic Four.
Replies: 3
Views: 2260

Josh Trank's Fantastic Four.

I wouldn't bother if I were you.

I think the important thing for the next reboot to get right is not wasting ninety minutes "reimagining" an origin story that most people are already familiar with and can basically be summarised in exposition before the opening credits.
by Brendocon
Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I like comics, How 'bout you?
Replies: 1867
Views: 136860

Re: I like comics, How 'bout you?

There's not been a single SW tie-in book I've read that wasn't at the very least entertaining. Really good strike rate. I think a fair bit of it's going to port over into whatever they build off the back of it. A-Force is going to be an ongoing, and Old Man Logan'll be in whatever we're calling the ...
by Brendocon
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Toys, Collectables and Games
Topic: Combiners War Combiners.
Replies: 11
Views: 3993

Re: Combiners War Combiners.

Best First wrote:The wagon just combined with 4 other wagons to create a mighty mechanical warrior.
Must own it...
by Brendocon
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Toys, Collectables and Games
Topic: Combiners War Combiners.
Replies: 11
Views: 3993

Re: Combiners War Combiners.

I've just pre-ordered the Takara Devastator from Kapow. In very real danger of falling off the wagon here lads.

By which I mean I've also just bought MP Soundwave and MP Bumblebee from eBay and am probably about to order that Third Party Impactor.

Hey, where did the wagon go?
by Brendocon
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: All-New, All-Different Marvel
Replies: 4
Views: 2585

Re: All-New, All-Different Marvel

To be fair I think it's just the October titles in tomorrow's previews book, so there's almost certainly more to come. Also don't think I saw Bendis' Invincible Iron Man in the scans, and that was like the first thing they announced. I can't imagine they'd go too long without a volume of Adjectivele...
by Brendocon
Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: All-New, All-Different Marvel
Replies: 4
Views: 2585

Re: All-New, All-Different Marvel

So Old Man Logan is now the 616 Logan? Wicked. 616 Logan died in Death of Wolverine. Whatever comes out the other side of Secret Wars is going to be some kind of mash-up amalgam universe, with bits and pieces from Battleworld. 616 is finished. The new thing doesn't have a name yet (being as we dunn...
by Brendocon
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: All-New, All-Different Marvel
Replies: 4
Views: 2585

All-New, All-Different Marvel

So somebody leaked the list of Marvel titles for after Secret Wars and because I have no willpower I looked. If you also have no willpower, they're here: http://imgur.com/a/FOJ0Y Some of them have already been announced, some of them will probably be cancelled after six issues and some of them look ...
by Brendocon
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road (spoilers)
Replies: 3
Views: 2222

Re: Mad Max: Fury Road (spoilers)

Yaya wrote:I heard visually it was one the most stunning 'chase scene' films of all time.
You see visually, Yaya. Hearing is the ears.
by Brendocon
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Netflix' Daredevil
Replies: 6
Views: 2943

Re: Netflix' Daredevil

THERE IS GOING TO BE A SEASON 2 AND IT IS GOING TO HAVE FRANK CASTLE IN IT AND I'M GOING TO HAVE TO GO AND LIE DOWN NOW.

http://marvel.com/news/tv/24699/jon_ber ... _daredevil
by Brendocon
Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: FIFA, DOJ and RICO
Replies: 9
Views: 3228

Re: FIFA, DOJ and RICO

He may be on his way out of the airlock, but you just know he's laid eggs in the escape pod that are going to cause a problem in the next film...
by Brendocon
Sun May 31, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New job, new city
Replies: 4
Views: 2191

Re: New job, new city

Is your life basically Suits but without the fraud aspect?