ChoKonnit

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  1. A topic for the discussion of them other games you play using that new-fangled leccy-tronics stuff. You know, plugging them into the aerial socket on the TV and blowing on the contacts before you put the cartridge in, that kinda stuff. To start the ball rolling, Kanluwen says there's a new Star Wars: Battlefront on the way. I played the Clone Wars one back on the Xbocks, and my preferences got me in trouble with the Star Wars crowd; i said i really didn't care about playing Wookies as i thought they were dumb - robots are much cooler! Anyway, i don't know anything about this game so here's hoping i'll soon have TWO games to play on the stupid Xbone.
  2. Hoookay, been running a bit slow lately - sold a load of stuff on ebay so had plenty of packing and shipping to do along with the usual stuff :/ Keep an eye out for more new Order Sgts and Onyx elements on the list!
  3. Welcome to the Split Box Deal! In this topic I divide up the contents of boxes and clamshells so players can get those specific minis they need. If you there is anything you want, simply post a reply to the topic to indicate your interest and your name shall be added to the listed item! If an item already has a name then that is who has claimed it, but stocks are replenished regularly so more items arrive all the time. Once an item is claimed the rest shall be conducted via PM - either I contact you or you contact me; whichever comes first! For quick reference, here are the postage rates: Postage Rates: UK 96p (so long as I can fit it in a padded envelope). Europe £3.60 Australia/New Zealand £4.60 USA/Canada/Rest of World £4.20 To view the list of available items, simply click the link: To the list!
  4. After a weird incident today I very sincerely uttered that popular three-word phrase meaning "utter astonishment" So that got me thinking, what incidents have you experienced in real life which have left you absolutely baffled and unsure of what to say beyond "W-T-Fuck...?" 0_o...? And I don't mean just weird pictures on the internet *intended* to illicit such a response, I mean stuff that happens in the real world or things that people have said/done with a straight face and were utterly serious. I'll start the ball rolling with today's incident: A friend of my Faither's drops by our work looking for him for a chat. I have known this guy for many years and we have hung out before. He asks if my faither is in. He wasn't, so I invite him in to wait since he shouldn't be long. He asks, "Do you know who I am?" "Yeah, of course I do!" "Ok, I'm Tom and you are...?" I tell him. He asks again for clarity, and again I tell him, now getting really confused... "Ok, is Ronnie's son about?" "....yeah..." "Oh?" "It's me! I'm his son!" "Oh! I thought you were the other one." The other one being my co-worker who looks nothing like me. "No, that's Graeme, he's out right now." "Ah right. I always thought you were darker!" "....uhm... sorry, I can't account for that." 0_o
  5. Oh, I hope this is a true story... Just heard one of a guy who went into a music store asking for a lead for an electric guitar. "Ok," says the shopkeeper, "how long do you want it?" "I want to keep it!"
  6. Some more familial WtFs. My wife's mother has always had a very odd, awkward approach to exercise. At Christmas she got a FitBit to help encourage her to burn calories. Lately she's been distraught that she's not getting her 10,000 steps in every day, so she's doing more at home to get her closer to this number and, therefore, closer to health. Problem is her method - she keeps her feet planted on the floor and moves her heels up and down to give the illusion of walking, but so long as the FitBit thinks she's walking then that's all that matters - mission accomplished! A few years back she had a brief gym membership, but she quit because she said the exercise was difficult and made her feel tired. I'm not really sure if she understands the whole concept of "exercise".
  7. It's up on Youtube if you ever get the time. As in In the Aftermath as it 'appens.
  8. Well, I'm certainly glad you like what I do! A Govad hacker was already preemptively claimed but I suppose I could split another box. Although, I would need to order it first I could possibly have it this week. If not, then next Tuesday. Price on Govad Hacker: £5 For all the other requests, I have noted them down so I'll make with the PMs as soon as I can.
  9. List has had a bit of an update, and a bunch of items have been added, particularly for Combined Army and some loose Auxbots.
  10. Possibly... I may have to shuffle prices a bit to reduce the price on the Regular + spitfire. Montessa may need to be increased by £1 so Regular+spit can be reduced by the same. Which would mean: Montessa + spitfire £7.50 Acon. Regular + spitfire £4
  11. It is indeed the new one from the Bakunin box! As for an Ariadna weapons sprue, I'm not sure if I'll be splitting those guys any more as it's no longer economically viable - everyone wants some of the weapons, but no-one really wants the bodies :/
  12. Today I spotted a trailer for an obscure anime, Angel's Egg. A stand-alone movie, the whole thing is pretty damn surreal. But in a way that 80s anime seemed to do best without resorting to End of Eva-esque, 3edgy5U, angsty bullshit. After some research, it seems even those who wrote it weren't entirely sure what it was about. In short, a stranger wandering the wastelands observes the approach of a spherical ship, decorated with angelic statues and blaring whistles. He enters the shattered remains of a destroyed city and is met by a young girl carrying a very large egg of unknown origin and contents, though the girl believes she must one day return it to an angel. I found the backgrounds and landscapes quite reminiscent of the works of Ian Miller with his depictions of blasted hellscapes and flat, bleak plains dotted with twisted pylons, cranes and other bizarre structures, though he had nothing to do with the production. All's I know is they don't make 'em like this any more! The WtF is that I had already seen some of the sequences of Angel's Egg but in another film from 1988 - In The Aftermath: Angels Never Sleep. This film was live action, cut with scenes from Angel's Egg, and more obviously post-apocalyptic in tone as the cast wander around scavenging what they can from their apparent desert-based industrial complex, walk past dead, radiation-burned bodies, and always have to wear gas masks or hazmat equipment while outdoors. The girl from Angel's Egg appears later on in the live action segments of the story, with the animated sections re-dubbed to cast her as an angel who has to bestow her egg to someone she trusts. In this case the film's hero, Frank. I did see it on the SciFi channel when I was quite young, but I couldn't get my head around it. The two sides of the film; animated and live action; did not mesh well at all, to me, and in the end very little of it made any sense whatsoever. I wanted to see more of the surreal anime, so the live action film became more of an annoyance than anything else. I couldn't help but think why anyone would make such a mess of a film - splicing footage from one to pad out the run time of the other. Were they desperately trying to appeal to two different fan bases - post-apocalyptic horror and anime? Why would anyone do such a thing? Today, after a tiny bit of research, it all became clear... Producer: Roger Corman!
  13. Ok, I'll respond to all the requests as soon as I can - spent the day dealing with pre-orders on the new releases. Looks like there'll be another Onyx split on the cards as well! But... I'm not sure if I can provide that guy unless I have some definite interest in the rest. I've also already had another request on the Morat Missile that I had to knock back for the same reason. The sniper and HMG in particular have been very slow movers from that box :/
  14. *GASP* Commenting on a woman's attire?!
  15. What if the Tech Bee is sculpted so because her camp was ambushed by enemy troops doing a HALO drop in the middle of the night or something? So she flung on what she could and got stuck into the fighting. Not exactly going to ask her mortal enemies if they'd mind holding fire for a few minutes while she dons the appropriate attire, is she? Fighting doesn't only happen when it suits us, after all...
  16. Back on to WtFs and away from cinematic heresy etc. There's now a web page for that awful graphic of the green... thing to advertise the VR events. It's cringey enough to make you strain all the muscles in your neck and back. https://www.geekzonia.com/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-geekzonia/
  17. I always said to the detractors that they shouldn't worry about ScarJo's acting abilities - if the remain true to the source material then for most of the movie she'll just be standing there, staring off into the distance. But looks like they did borrow a bit from SAC to minimize the staring.
  18. At least 7 Samurai and Magnificent 7 were different enough in that they transplanted the story to a new setting. I foolishly went to see Magnewficent 7, it sucked :/ Never seen Last Man Standing so I dunno how it compares, but with Magnewficent 7 and Ring Again they're not even trying. Different kind of awkward to what I see in ScarJo being swung through that glass.
  19. It's not the pedalling legs I have a problem with. It's that she looks so awkward while being swung along on her wire rig. I ain't saying the movie blows, just that so far it doesn't really entice me enough to go see it. If they change a bit of the backstory I don't really mind, so long as it's still decent. So far, however, I doubt I'll see it. I'm judging it based on the footage they have chosen to show me in the trailer; the point of which is to entice me to go see it. I ain't a purist by any means! Shit, I caught a lot of flack in my time for daring to enjoy the remake of The Ring rather than the Japanese original. That's the original remake, I mean; not the new remake. Fucking hell, what a time we live in that I can say something like, "Original Remake" 0_o
  20. I don't know the backstory of the movie but I'd hope it wouldn't matter too much. Though, by the sounds of it they're deciding to turn up the angsty drama in doing so :/ One of the things that puts me off is the scene in the trailer where the Major's busting through a pane of glass. It just looked absolutely awful to me... I'd have thought that in this day an age they could have got some better effects, but she's so obiviously being carried along on wires - she's pedalling her legs but her torso is bolt-upright the whole time. Bleaugh
  21. Alright, I'll sort as much of this as I can, asap. As it turns out, the new releases are arriving a bit earlier than expected - they should be touching down tomorrow! I'll have them up on the store if anyone wishes to nab them, but the inevitable splits of Order Sgts which shall result! For the rest of today, however, progress shall be slow; I left home and neglected to pick up the power cable for my laptop :/ % is ticking away...
  22. Ok, for the Govad I believe I would have to price them thusly: Govad Sniper £7.50 Govad + rifle, light shot. £7 Govad Hacker £5 Govad Missile £4.50
  23. Definitely! Just need to order some more That should happen early next week.
  24. Well, it looks like a new Govads split may very well be on the cards! I'm not too confident with providing a Lupe Balboa at the moment, however - would like to shift more Thrasymedes before splitting another DF#2. As for the rest, looks like this can all be done! I'll try to sort it later today.