Monday, November 30, 2009

Episode 815

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I was kind of shocked to see that Gateway computers was still in business. You never hear from them these days....

I've been looking for an excuse to use that cow ever since I broke down and bought the Farm set earlier this year.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

More Bionicle Stars Photo Reviews

Part of my Black Friday shopping was to stop at Toys R Us at 2:30 in the morning. They didn't have much of anything new (beyond the 2010 leaks I've already reviewed) so I consoled myself by picking up two more of the Bionicle Stars canisters. Since this is the last wave of Bionicle (LEGO has discontinued the theme) I figured I'd pick up the white and black offerings - the two colors I'd usually buy from each wave anyway.

Click on the photos to go to my photo reviews on Flickr

7135 - Bionicle Stars - Takanuva - in can
7135 - Takanuva

7136 - Bionicle Stars - Skrall - Assembled
7136 - Skrall

I also picked up a couple of earlier 2009 sets while out shopping, but I don't know how much interest there'd be in my reviewing those. I should probably work on getting ahead on the comic instead...

Episode 813

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To continue the story from Young!Whiskey's perspective, jump back to Episode 18 and start reading all over again.

To follow the continuing adventures of Whiskey and Scotch, tune in tomorrow. As is the Reasonably Clever tradition, I'm shooting for daily updates now through Christmas. Wish me luck, and thanks for reading.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Pimp My Wheelchair - WINNERS

It's time to announce the winners of the Pimp My Wheelchair contest!

There were a ton of great entries - choosing one over another was a pretty tough task. But we did it. Because we love you.

There were three themes to build are the results for each! You can click on the images to be taken to the entry grids for each theme.

In addition, there were two "Judge's Awards" for our personal favorites...

Congratulations to the winners, and our hearty applause to all who participated!

Episode 811

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Happy Thanksgiving to my readers in the USA - and good luck to those of you who will brave the crowds tomorrow morning in the quest for LEGO sales and deals. I'll probably be out there with you...

Today's strip introduces Scotch's new Universal Translator. Frankly, it's just an author's helper - I got tired of always having to have Scotch on a Mech to let him talk. Besides - what's the fun of dipping your toe into the sci-fi realm without coming back with an impossible device or two?

You can't really see it in the strip, but Young!Whiskey is contained in the same sort of stasis cell that held Old!Whiskey back in the Brick House's med lab. It's not a plot point - just a reuse of a build I had lying around.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Yes, Even more set reivews

I stopped at TRU on the way home, hoping to find new Atlantis sets. No go there, but they did have a couple of other items back in stock.

And! Didja hear? The Bionicle Stars line is IT. LEGO has discontinued the theme after these six figures. I have mixed feelings about that...particularly since the replacement theme is kicking off with the less-than-amazing Ben 10 theme.

7116 - Bionicle Stars Tahu - Assembled
7116 - Bionicle Stars - Tahu

8189 - Magma Mech - figure
8189 - Power Miners - Magma Mech

Click the images to go to the photo reviews.

Episode 809

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I had Donut's line as "I brought everyone some cocoa" before I realized he would have made it himself. Poor guy hasn't had a chance to cook in-strip for a long time.

Thirteen's thoughts in panel two were unscripted - there was something about how he was looking sadly into his cocoa that needed further exploration.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Even more Set Review photos

It's a sickness. I had those $5 off coupons and I had to at least try and use them.

So here are three more set photo reviews for everyone...

8193 - blue bullet tiny turbo
8193 - Blue Bullet

7138 - Rahkshi - Cannister
7138 - Bionicle Stars Rahkshi

7971 - Bad Box
7971 - Bad

(Yes, the set name is "Bad". And it is sorta lame at that.)

Of course, now I'm out of cash. And the Atlantis theme is supposed to launch in full on the 24th. Dangnabbit.

Episode 808

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The central part of Whiskey's latest round of life support gear is a helmet from the new Atlantis sets. It really is a sweet new piece.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Episode 807

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More set reviews on Flickr

I picked up a couple more 2010 pre-releases at Toys R Us last night. Photos have been posted to my Flickr stream - click on the pics to take the jump.

8194 cannister
8194 - Tiny Turbos/Racers Nitro Muscle

5898 box
5898 - Creator Gas Station

Check out the swanky lime green ballcap. It's a new mold with a shorter brim.

Episode 806

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Yeah, just a joke. I don't have time for the projects I have going already.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Episode 805

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Yeah, still running a day behind. Should have that extra strip up soon.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Set Reviews on Flickr

While you're waiting for today's comic, take a bit and explore some of the new 2010 sets I found at Toys R Us in Troy, Michigan today. I've taken a bunch of photos and posted them out to my Flickr photostream.

Also of note, they were handing out LEGO Santa Mini-fig keychains with a $5 off $20 LEGO purchase coupons at the check out lanes. Don't know if that's a chain-wide promotion or not. The coupons expire on 11/21/09.

Click on the photos to be taken to the photo sets.

5981 Raid VPR box
5981 - Space Police III - Raid VPR

5982 - Smasn'n'Grab Box
5982 - Space Police III - Smash'n'Grab

8188 box
8188 - Power Miners - Fire Blaster

8056 - box
8056 - Atlantis - Crab Clash

8058 - Guardian of the Deep
8058 - Atlantis - Guardian of the Deep

8060 - Typhoon Turbo Sub
8060 - Atlantis - Typhoon Turbo Sub

Friday, November 13, 2009

Episode 802

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On the road today, so it'll be late tonight before today's strip is hooked up correctly. But, as usual, you can read it now by following the link above.

I've had that torso lying around for Mary Sue to use for years; it's good to see it finally get some use.

Also, the final culling of the cast starts with this strip - can I get everyone off-stage before I run out of November?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Episode 801

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You can see why Fox and Wash have been together so long. Fox provides the energy (sometimes in the form of complete freakouts) and Wash provides the calm voice to balance the chaos. Being undead has its perks, apparently.

(And, yes, I realize Zoe/Wash has a similar dynamic. Only steal from the best, I say.)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pimp My Wheelchair - Even MORE Prizes!

We're entering the final days of the Pimp My Wheelchair contest. We've had some really nice entries so far, and I'm sure we'll see a rush of new contestants at the last minute as usual. But right now it's still anyone's game.

There are three categories to enter, and great prizes to be had. Special "best of" prizes include a Pirate Advent Calendar for the best North American Build, and a Chromtastic Prize pack for the best Non-NA entry.

And, just to tempt you into building, Louise has once again upped the overall prize pool!

Every prize winner will also receive a Tranquility Base printed 1x8 brick, of which there are only 17 in existance :shades:

Yes that's printed, not a sticker! A truly cool addition to the prize pool!

So what are you waiting for? Go BUILD SOMETHING!

Episode 799

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Binky addresses occasional-reader concerns. Fox addresses typical maternal instincts. Will any good come of this?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Episode 797

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Ah, Episode 552, October 31st, 2008. Agent 13's first appearance. Amazing the places we've gone in the past year.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Episode 796

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Tony's original line was "How's it going in there Daddy-o?" but I figured the direct reference to yesterday's "put on the Daddy Pants" line was a better callback.

It's been mentioned before, but Zombie Wash isn't Wash from the Whedonverse - he's a cosplayer who dresses up like Wash and became a zombie in completely unrelated circumstances.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Episode 795

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The crowd shot in panel two gives you a good idea why you don't always see everyone in the background. When the cast is assembled, there are a LOT of characters to deal with.