Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Boardwise, Feb 23, 2011.
If you stretched all your veins and intestines around the world, you'd die.
Also true but no one can accuse you of generalising
I love TR Megs, but the lack of a barrel tilt in tank mode stops it from being a 100% perfect set - but it's still a 99.99999% from me anyway! I'm definitely looking forward to the Blitzwing version!
Welp, the adage in question in this case is 'something ventured, something slightly gained'. Wakefield TRU turns out to have the almost identical state of stock as Bradford, once again nothing but Wave 1 legends, though they did at least have Wave 2 Titanmasters! With the Sharkticon hunt a bust I thought I may as well stick my head in the mahoosive B&Ms I spotted on the way in, lo & behold, they had two of each the Wave 6 CW fellas except for Trailbreaker. So now they've got one Wheeljack as I've nabbed one as insurance in case Shapeways shenanigans go awry!
I was gonna ask which thread you mean, but then thought better of it. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss.
I can point you in the right direction if you want.............
Be honest, Is it just me, that when you get a new TR figure, feels compelled to line up all the heads by their G1 year of release?
That's a lot of head.
I hate to say it, but I don't recognise some of them. Who's the head 3rd in from the left in 1985?
Probably. I posted in there twice. Not sure why now. I blame being at work. Though I wasn't a dick. I think?
The crux of it is we all like different things. Articulating how and respecting others when doing so is the minefield.
A Masterpiece Megatron thread will inevitably see opinion/comparison of the 3P figures bleed into it, but those elements and arguments shouldn't come to define the thread and I can see why people would get pissed when it happens.
Nor should - which is happening now in the Toxic thread - people repeatedly forcing an opinion on someone (whatever your personal feelings toward them) - whose line in the sand is quite clear.
It's toys, for fucks sake.
-EDIT- Locked now, and with quite spot on reasoning.
Takara Blaster. Weird colours!
I'm liking this thread. Kind of like overhearing a funny conversation in the pub then my wife making all 'you fucking geeks' eyes at me. Ah
How the fuck does a discussion thread on a toy end up needing to be locked. I mean, I claim to be an idiot man child but seriously?
Yup, some quality moderating there. Huzzah!
And oooh man I've gone and overpaid for another eBay TF again. £25 for Generations Chromia. I'm justifying it to myself that this is probably as good a deal as can be got for her, and it has Argos Click and Collect as a delivery option. So that's jolly good at least.
Because from the OP onwards, despite some brave interventions and pleas for tolerence/sanity by fellow UKers it was always going to end up as the unpleasant shitheap it became by page 8. Page 9 onwards was just a solid bed of utter cunts having their day despite rule breaking and insults that weren't being cleaned up.
How the fuck is Quake Wave/3P Bootleg idiot still able to post? Read his expletive ridden "fuck off to the back of the bus you 3P Scum!" To one poster and wonder how some people seem to have license to be that shitty to fellow board members. And Bellend? Utter fucksock. Am I being unfair? No. By their words shall we know them.
But, as a thread it was great for expanding my ignore list past 50. Most of the pages shrank to one or two visible posts. Is that a sign of defeat/unecessarily censorious behaviour in a democracy? Yep. Is it still preferable to ending up in barneys with arsepipes? Damn tootin'.
Is the "Fandom toxic?" No, but some members are cunts, and I would restrict their internet access for the sake of Mankind if it was down to me. Thread parsed.
Still no Cosmo. Thanks a bunch Fate.
So yeah, had a look in that thread. Dear me. I should add that it made no sense at all until I showed the blocked content, at which time all the usual suspects popped into view!
I simply can't get me head around the hostility toward 3P. The idea of defining your purchases according to IP rights strikes me as pretty odd. If you wanna do that though, fine, knock yourself out. But the language that's used to justify it ('fakes', 'bootlegs') is fucking bonkers.
Harking back to what I was going on about the other day, a lot of folk in there also strike me as simply not being able to deal with dissenting views. Some even describe that as an insult! Again, it's all about confirmation bias, right? Folk should be of sound enough mind to be able to browse a thread like that without being 'insulted' or losing their shit. Accept that some folk think differently, accept that some folk are mental, voice your opinion if you like, but then just move on, perhaps stopping to liberally hammer that ignore button on the way. Imagine being so fragile that a dissenting voice is enough to make you run away or, worse still, start insulting strangers on a toy forum.
That's what I did!
The mod's comments are interesting, in that he says calling what others collect "shit" or "garbage" will not be tolerated:
"... I draw the line at some of you calling the figures that other people collect "shit" or "garbage". Yes, I am a big-time third-party collector, but I have a MASSIVE official collection as well and as such I find value in every figure I own, official and third-party. In addition, I have also moderated both the third-party and official News and Rumors forums for a few years, so I consider myself to be pretty fair and able to see both sides of the argument. Having said that, you can collect whatever you want and you can cheer as loudly as you want about the awesomeness of your purchase, but disparaging what someone else collects will not be tolerated. All that results from inflammatory posts of that nature is an argument, which violates our forum rules. Also, going into a thread just to bring up this debate will no longer be tolerated."
See the bold bits.
I'm not disagreeing with Sentinel, but am I crazy in thinking this "no calling what others collect shit garbage" is not at all how the forums have been up to now, and so this (if enforced) would represent a massive change to how things work around here?
Or am I misinterpreting?
@barry it's weird when you get curious if you know someone as they're from Leeds and you assume you don't but you click on their Facebook link regardless and find out you have multiple friends in common. LS6 as fuck. ;-)
I've clashed with mods a couple of times but ultimately it's a pretty thankless task that requires the patience of a saint and the ability to tolerate the most intolerable of bellends. I guess what I'm saying is basically I try and understand when they, in my opinion, don't get it quite right, because imagine having to police us cunts.
Ha, I started a thread wishing everyone a happy International Women's Day a while back. That didn't last. Usually I get red warnings for talking politics rather than just slagging people off though. I can't seem to help myself. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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