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mechaninac

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  1. Come on now, we all know that quitting in a huff because you don't get your way, just the way you want it, and then bitching and moaning afterwards, to later make a complete ass and sanctimonious nuisance of yourself in complete contradiction of past dignity is so much more mature than what you've posited...
  2. You can try this stuff, or something similar: https://www.micromark.com/Watch-Crystal-Cement-Two-1-3-oz-Tubes
  3. ^ Attracting new fans is a sound strategy; however, what we're seeing is not a growing fan base, but a dwindling one because of the type of people the industry is trying to get: A never satisfied, easily triggered, fickle demographic who will NEVER pay off... they don't really watch the shows, and worse, they don't buy the media and merchandise. Stuff from STD does not sell (that goes for TLJ, TRoS, TerminatorDF, etc.) and I expect STP won't fare much better in the bottom line department. The fans they are attempting to get are a net profit loss as all that twitter warriors are interested in is ragging on something until it is tailored to their sensitivities, then they lose interest and proceed to the next target; and the old fans, who did support franchises with their purchasing power, get tired of these shenanigans and end up soundly rejecting the sanctimony they see in the new, and finding solace in the old stuff. So, not only do these pandering fools in the industry fail to attract new fans, but they also succeed to alienate the old... a double loss proposition.
  4. TOS was not woke, far from it; heck, the current state of affairs wasn't but a cautionary tale penned by futurist writers warning their present audiences of the dangers of possible dystopian futures. It was firmly grounded in classical liberalism and the ideals of western democratic values, and a product of its time. The current garbage is a combination of echo chamber thinking combined with sanctimonious shallow activism, and a misguided attempt to placate and attract SJW twitter mobs as new fans at the expense of preexisting fans, coherent narratives, interesting and thought provoking stories, and tone. The neanderthals quip was just my way of colorfully, and hopefully in amusing fashion, expressing the disdainful and elitist attitude of industry insiders and shill media who never miss an opportunity to attack anyone with the temerity to point out that the Emperor has no clothes. Prequels are almost always problematic, and rarely done correctly, so I don't blame anyone for having no interest in them.
  5. That actually looks really good; I might just have to give this line a second look and get a copy.
  6. Yeah, it does appear that some people, as a go-to response to any criticism of a woman in a position of power, immediately associate incompetence and hubris with being female as a means to invalidate said criticism, and to somehow impugn the character of the critic (the validity, or lack thereof, of the criticism being totally ignored for cheap rhetorical peacocking)... go figure.
  7. The old, pre-woke, business model was to "give the consumer what they want and they'll beat a path to your door." The customer was always right. The new, post modern, woke paradigm is to vandalize beloved properties into loathsome mockeries of what they were, and to belittle, castigate, and vilify (insert preferred epithet here) the fan base, that made the franchises prosperous in the first place, when they reject the garbage they are told they should brainlessly accept and consume, because if they deign to voice their displeasure it's not because the crap they've been served stinks... no, no, no, it's because the "neanderthals" are too uncouth to appreciate the distinctive new bouquet.
  8. That looks fantastic! One more must buy from KC. Now, when do preorders start?
  9. That, and... "Oh, you want to put this included superior hair sculpt to proper use? You'll have to buy the previously released figure!" Which is where I'd find myself.
  10. Wouldn't Enablers Assemble be more apropos in this context?...
  11. It's a lesser known subspecies from the same planet as the ballchinians, called ballcheekians...
  12. My Blowsuperior got delivered today... well ahead of the Dec 5 expected date. It surprised the heck out of me when I got the DHL email notifying me of the early arrival, a wonderful surprise which was extremely welcome. The figure itself, the armo-bike, and the accessories -- specially the saddlebags --are fantastic.
  13. Better question: Why???!!! Wasn't Aon Flux enough of an WTAF?
  14. The Legioss, if it were a real aircraft, would be smaller than a F-16. A VF-1 is to, say, the VF-0 as an F-16 is to the F-14 or F-15. This makes the Legioss a very tiny thing at 1/48 scale. That should be taken into consideration when comparing the toy's size to other "similar" types.
  15. Amazon JP for the win, specially when factoring in the ultra reasonable and fast DHL shipping.
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    Macross figures

    Everything worked just fine as of the time of this post.
  17. It will definitely fulfill its cash-grab mission; of that I have no doubt.
  18. Order placed with games-workshop.com for one copy, $106.35 w/tax and free 3-6 day shipping to my home. It is pricey, but this is a frik'n Space Marine articulated and fully finished figure, so I just couldn't resist, and with PayPal Credit -- it is above the $99.00 threshold -- I got 6 months to pay, which makes it a bit more palatable.
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    Hi-Metal R

    Bandai failing to get my moolah...
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