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by Denyer
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YouTube and the FTC COPPA Act
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: YouTube and the FTC COPPA Act

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46pNssn73eE Fascinating -- YouTube and a number of very large/official channels having brought this about by crowing about having huge audiences of under-13s. And supports the initial reaction that beginning vids with '**** OFF KIDS' in flashing letters is likely to c...
by Denyer
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Toys, Cartoons & Comics
Topic: Who's buying all these Funko Pops?
Replies: 16
Views: 2594

Re: Who's buying all these Funko Pops?

Did get a couple of the W40K ones (Primaris Smurf and vampire beaky jetpack guy).
by Denyer
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Me, Dano.
Replies: 141
Views: 35426

Re: Book Me, Dano.

Where did you drop off from reading them? About the same. Never really got through the Typhon Pact stuff properly, and got a bit pissy about an author being allowed to reset characters and "rest" Scotty with Indistinguishable From Magic (haven't read it yet -- there are claims much of this was edit...
by Denyer
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Toys, Cartoons & Comics
Topic: New Death's Head Limited Series
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: New Death's Head Limited Series

Just focusing on DH rather than alternate versions and alt-universes would be a start, wouldn't it?
by Denyer
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YouTube and the FTC COPPA Act
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: YouTube and the FTC COPPA Act

The trouble is, the limited good stuff is built on a deep foundation of bad. And a lot of people have taken YouTube to be a business model that won't disappear tomorrow rather than at best (and ironically) an ad board to point people towards their own online presence. Google doesn't deserve sympathy...
by Denyer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Me, Dano.
Replies: 141
Views: 35426

Re: Book Me, Dano.

My cunning plan is to skip to Available Light and Collateral Damage and if they're any good work backwards...
by Denyer
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6449
Views: 619499

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Yeah, really like Sixgun as the Siege representative in a line of CW Strafe, TR Hardhead, and POTP Ricochet (although the latter-most needs a TM to have a purpose). He's the only one out of the mixed two waves of deluxes on the shelves at that point I'd not got and would have regretted a bit not pic...
by Denyer
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6449
Views: 619499

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Received my copy of the Cybertronic Spree Kickstarter album, it's actually more techno-ey than I thought it would be. Cool. Never heard about it, but hopefully there'll be a general release now it's out to backers. Looks pretty cool -- https://www.outrightgeekery.com/2019/09/21/until-all-are-one-th...
by Denyer
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6449
Views: 619499

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

The Aoyi Mech Sai Star Commander KO of SS 38 Bee Prime, which adds die-cast and was less than twelve quid shipped... had to straighten and reinforce with glue antennae as it was shipped unboxed (should've spent the extra quid, but it pulled through). Excellent quality. Currently facing off against T...
by Denyer
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dalek and Warcry's Endless Star Trek Thread
Replies: 286
Views: 64507

Re: Dalek and Warcry's Endless Star Trek Thread

I think the issue is probably that a lot of people don't want Trek to change. Or at least, not to change in the direction that some of the more recent stuff seems to be pushing it. The franchise has always had an optimistic slant that set it apart from it's contemporaries and it would be a shame fo...
by Denyer
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dalek and Warcry's Endless Star Trek Thread
Replies: 286
Views: 64507

Re: Dalek and Warcry's Endless Star Trek Thread

Anyone else find that the sequestering of Discovery and Picard onto obscure subscription services has really killed your interest in it? Don't really keep up with any TV or films whilst they're "hot" for the most part. DVD or downloads long after the fact -- not much justifies buying on physical me...
by Denyer
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Music Purchases.
Replies: 234
Views: 47491

Re: Latest Music Purchases.

You'll probably be familiar a lot of the picks on the first two shows, if even I was. The 2016 Dusk and Her Embrace is earlier recordings... not really familiar enough with the one that got released in 1996 to compare them objectively, but they do sound completely different. Both are clearly early m...
by Denyer
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Transformers (2019-?) #1 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 14
Views: 4329

Re: Transformers (2019-?) #1 [SPOILERS]

By this point paper singles have lost out because they're crap -- more expensive, fragile to read, hassle to store, don't hold value versus collected editions, etc. Most adults with other demands on their time aren't bothering to make specific journeys to comic shops to catch up on monthly releases,...
by Denyer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6449
Views: 619499

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Given a body that doesn't have a strong existing character vibe (which is a preconception kids won't be stuck with) have to say I actually quite like the play pattern -- it's a shame there aren't more suitable voyager-class moulds. Needs more 5mm weapon holes though. https://i.imgur.com/ZYFJox0.jpg ...
by Denyer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Transformers (2019-?) #1 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 14
Views: 4329

Re: Transformers (2019-?) #1 [SPOILERS]

It's nice to have series in one place for a proper read, but they do vary in success a great deal -- IIRC without double-checking the Planetary one has noticeably thin paper, or things like the old 2012 Annotated Sandman (like a lot of DC/Wildstorm titles of the era) has a cheap and porous matte fin...
by Denyer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6449
Views: 619499

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

The Entertainer [...] were left with a load of Thundercrackers no-one wanted. Light's too low to get a photo now, but I liked the transformation on Nitro Zeus Thunderwing and whilst ideally the paint would be a more purple-y blue, bend the knees a bit and it has enough kibble and pointy bits to loo...
by Denyer
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Music Purchases.
Replies: 234
Views: 47491

Re: Latest Music Purchases.

There's some good recent ones too, if anyone's looking to dip their toes in. First up: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Britpop-At-BBC-Various-Artists/dp/B00L4AKE38/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=britpop&qid=1570953778&sr=8-7 Has all the big 'anthems' (hate that term, but it'll do) of the era, plus a third disc of ex...
by Denyer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: Custom Paintjobs
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Custom Paintjobs

AFAIK frenzyrumble is still selling -- https://www.flickr.com/photos/accardi1/ Not sure that prices are likely to cover the time investment. I've bought custom-painted stuff, TF and 3P, a handful of times (or things with upgrade kits already added) and it's usually been at or below original cost; un...
by Denyer
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6449
Views: 619499

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

If for some reason they did Brunt in green, would be all over it -- someone's already done centurion warrior customs based on that design. The Spartan helmet design for Impactor is iconic, but it's borrowed iconography that isn't particularly faithful to the original comics. People particularly keen...