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March 29th, 2012, 03:38
Nice. I wonder if it will stay on the table?
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March 29th, 2012, 10:16
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Nice. I wonder if it will stay on the table?
It's really sturdy actually, the cabinet itself is in wood.
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March 29th, 2012, 19:36
I remember playing arcade games like Robotron that would easily have moved a cabinet off the table, through the air, and into the wall across the room. That was TWO joysticks though…
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March 29th, 2012, 19:52
Haha true, it could be pretty intense
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May 29th, 2012, 17:00
Wasted some holiday money on a Canon G12 compact camera to carry around on my bike. Hopefully it'll result in a few more pictures than my old bulky camera.

Incidentally, worth a try here , any good biking trails in northern denmark to recommend?
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January 28th, 2013, 19:03
Yay, I just bought something!

Hehe. Hubby and kid will have to live on water and dried fish for the next few months, but I finally gave in to one of my darker desires and bought

THIS: Yes, I actually spent the money.

Why did I do this?
1) Because I'm mean.
2) Because I can.
3) Because I wanted to.
4) Because I couldn't resist his charms.
5) Because there's still some space on the video shelf.
6) Because with the green outfit and red hair, he perfectly complements the other two on the shelf.
7) Because he comes with two heads, and it's always nice to have some spares … especially in this case, mind you. To play this for full effect, I'll probably have to make a Yoda sock puppet, though.

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January 28th, 2013, 21:05
So… You can play ball(s) with it's spare head?

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January 30th, 2013, 21:39
Yup. Just that.

I guess the spare would have come in handy on Kashyyyk…

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January 30th, 2013, 22:47
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Yup. Just that.

I guess the spare would have come in handy on Kashyyyk…

=Finally unpacked!=
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January 31st, 2013, 00:10
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Yup. Just that.

I guess the spare would have come in handy on Kashyyyk…

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I would have been over the moon if I had something like this when I was young. Many of the common available models in my time had limited movement/degrees of freedom which I could not do much with. What you have is impressive.

I recently bought my son one of the large Hero Factory models and I was taken by surprise by how flexible and well designed these models were. You can even combine two different models to create one giant beast. I (sorry my son ) was very impressed with it and keep staring and admiring the engineering of such models for many tens of minutes.
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January 31st, 2013, 06:36
I still have most of the Star Wars AFs I got when I was 11… compared to the newer Hasbro 3.5 inches figures, the old ones are pretty pathetic: sturdy, yet hardly any articulation, and the paint jobs are rather primitive. The older Hasbro 12" AFs are better in both regards, but still no comparison to the Sideshow ones (on this shelf they come next to the Sideshow boys, so the difference is glaring). But then again, the Sideshow 1/6th scale figures are 4 or 5x as expensive.

Oh, the Hero Factory legos are great . Sonny has two, a smaller and a bigger one, but it took him years to actually want one when I would have bought them right from the start.
I had some of the smaller bionicles which I gave to my nephew and son some time ago.

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February 7th, 2013, 16:41
Finally got myself one of these. For now I call it Jeeves.

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February 7th, 2013, 17:37
Fine for you! Sonny named ours 'Putzi'.

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February 8th, 2013, 10:30
What are your experiences with those things?
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February 8th, 2013, 10:41
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What are your experiences with those things?
After using it for a day;
* My scarcely furnitured bedroom and kitchen have very clean floors now. There was cakes of dust here and there when I started it but after a few runs, both rooms (with medium size) are pretty clean
* I need to keep the bathroom door closer because while it can get in, it cant get out
* My apartment is shaped in a U-turn. Having the droid in the furthest northwest make it unlikely to reach the furthest northeast right now.
* The livingroom is too complicated. Too much stuff on the floor and it won't do carpets well. Will need to rearrange the furniture and I am fine with throwing out the carpets (which I planned for awhile). Note that I have an unusually occupied livingroom so it's not normal conditions for a machine like this.
* Making room for the droid automatically cause me to think more about what i put on the floor, as a result the apartment looks more tidy.

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February 8th, 2013, 10:44
What is that? By the name-calling I'd imagine some form of house-keeping R2D2.
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February 8th, 2013, 10:45
Originally Posted by JemyM View Post
After using it for a day;
* My scarcely furnitured bedroom and kitchen have very clean floors now. There was cakes of dust here and there when I started it but after a few runs, both rooms (with medium size) are pretty clean
* I need to keep the bathroom door closer because while it can get in, it cant get out
* My apartment is shaped in a U-turn. Having the droid in the furthest northwest make it unlikely to reach the furthest northeast right now.
* The livingroom is too complicated. Too much stuff on the floor and it won't do carpets well. Will need to rearrange the furniture and I am fine with throwing out the carpets (which I planned for awhile). Note that I have an unusually occupied livingroom so it's not normal conditions for a machine like this.
* Making room for the droid automatically cause me to think more about what i put on the floor, as a result the apartment looks more tidy.
Hmm, sounds useful.

I have a pretty sparsely populated living room and first floor. My worry is whether it can climb over the small "bumps" in the doorframes.
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February 8th, 2013, 11:13
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
Hmm, sounds useful.

I have a pretty sparsely populated living room and first floor. My worry is whether it can climb over the small "bumps" in the doorframes.
Bumps in the doorframes is no problem. I have seen it drag itself over stuff that is 3cm high. But my bathroom have a 5cm doorstep out, so it can get in but not out.

It should be said that my livingroom is and have been a nightmare even with a regular vacuum cleaner but the droid actually manages to cover areas that I can't do with ease, like crawling under the TV-bench and under the table. Once I tossed out a few items it will be more effective than me at keeping the livingroom clean of dust.

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February 8th, 2013, 11:16
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What is that? By the name-calling I'd imagine some form of house-keeping R2D2.
As an old star wars fan I love calling it a "droid".I find it hard to not be attached to it when it moves around on it's own like some sort of pet. It doesn't move 100% perfect like a machine, rather it have an erratic movement across the floor, which make it even more lifelike.

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February 8th, 2013, 11:20
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Bumps in the doorframes is no problem. I have seen it drag itself over stuff that is 3cm high. But my bathroom have a 5cm doorstep out, so it can get in but not out.

It should be said that my livingroom is and have been a nightmare even with a regular vacuum cleaner but the droid actually manages to cover areas that I can't do with ease, like crawling under the TV-bench and under the table. Once I tossed out a few items it will be more effective than me at keeping the livingroom clean of dust.
It sounds like it might be a great supplement to a normal vaccuum cleaner.

I'm amazingly lazy when it comes to trivial daily tasks - and anything that might make them less of a pain is of potential interest.

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