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Announcements / Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
« Last post by Dash Decent on Today at 10:48:06 am »
Great to hear that Judge Fire is still being worked on and Johnny Alpha, Rogue Trooper and Mean Machine are on their way too

Fantastic!  I'm very much looking forward to getting a toy Rogue (er, action figure).  I can't believe that apart from books Rogue merchandise includes stuff like cushions but not a figure.
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Announcements / Re: Mezco Judge Dredd!
« Last post by Dash Decent on Today at 10:40:45 am »
I seem to recall cutting out and sending off some name tags from the backing cards to redeem them for an Empire Strikes Back related promotion, around the time of the film's release.

From memory we had to send in five round 'tokens' cut from the backing card the figures were attached to.  My brother and I had hung on to all the cards for all the figures we ever got (so we could keep the pictures of the characters; we had no idea about future collection value or any of that malarkey).  We were able to send off for two sets straight away, no sweat.  As a kid, that was so great!  The kits were also good because they came with some extra guns which solved some of the problems with characters being bundled with wrong guns (e.g. Bespin Han coming with some other gun rather than his DL-44, not that the accessory kit solved that).
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General / Re: A small curiosity about the slang
« Last post by Dash Decent on Today at 10:35:55 am »
Me too!

I've been waiting for a "No stomm, Sherlock!" to show up in one of the stories but I don't think anyone's done it yet.
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Books & Comics / Re: Comic Recommendations
« Last post by Hawkmumbler on Today at 10:34:41 am »
American Flagg!
As a Chaykin fan i;ve been wanting to read Flagg! for awhile, is it good then?
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General / Re: A small curiosity about the slang
« Last post by The Cosh on Today at 10:30:53 am »
'Soth!' is a personal fave that I use a lot. Nothing really beats 'sneck', but I also enjoy 'sweet Jovus son of Mavis'.
Soth is good but, for some reason, I've always thought it was somebody's name. Like Conan's "Crom!" It definitely isn't though.

I don't much care for "haunching."
Frack (of course, from BSG)
Not so sure about that. I was playing this game in 1984.
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Prog / Re: Prog 1990 - Standing Tall
« Last post by BPP on Today at 10:27:36 am »
Err... Brit Cit was using the Sov Tech. That's their 'wot me gov'? when kidnapping Dredd.

They quite clearly say this in prog 1984.
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Books & Comics / Re: Ouch - Post Bexit price hike.
« Last post by IndigoPrime on Today at 10:27:25 am »
I noticed that 2000Ad and the Meg was cheaper over here in the newsies last week.
I'm surprised prices rebalance so rapidly, or do items marked in Sterling simply rise and fall in Ireland at the whim of the exchanges?
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General / Re: A small curiosity about the slang
« Last post by The Cosh on Today at 10:24:49 am »
I still remember the shock I felt when I discovered that Torquemada's favourite - dastard - is a real word.
"My goodness!"/"good heavens!"/"jings!"/"crivvens!"/"generic exclamation of surprise!"
Uh. I expected something more...bombastic, I guess. Or maybe more vulgar, knowing the word drokk. That's...good anyway. Well...Jovis Drokk!   :D
I know this is all good fun but it's maybe worth reminding our new friend that there really isn't a rule for this sort of thing. It's just what the writer thinks sounds good and there's no point in trying to draw a direct parallel between current words.

On top of that, swearing is notoriously difficult to translate or do properly in another language. I'm sure we've all heard the cautionary tale of the Polish engineer who could never remember where to put his arsehole or when he needed fucking.
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Off Topic / Re: Deleted
« Last post by Hawkmumbler on Today at 10:24:10 am »
If where here to quote Cybermen, I get the best one.

'Ahem'....Exxxcelent!
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Prog / Re: Prog 1990 - Standing Tall
« Last post by James Stacey on Today at 10:13:58 am »
Plus they said the experimental was it could teleport between any two locations whereas Brit cit tech was between two teleport stations.
No it wasn't or Brit Cit would have had to covertly installed a teleport station on a MC1 manta to have got Dredd out in the first place ??
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