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Thread: Women vs Tropes in Video Games
22-03-2013, 05:43 PM #921
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22-03-2013, 05:52 PM #922
Wonderful! What more do you need?currently playing: XCOM: Enemy Within
22-03-2013, 06:06 PM #923
I'd order one or two if I didn't still have thousands of Legos
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22-03-2013, 06:20 PM #924
Rule of thumb was always 5 cents a brick unless it was a specialized brick (like in most technic sets, tho rare pieces and minifigs count, too) at which point it was 10 cents a brick. You could do the math of how many specialized bricks were in a set by that rule.
22-03-2013, 10:08 PM #925
What do kids do with action figures usually? With me it was Soundwave, Skeletor, Raphael and Gung Ho hanging around Castle Greyskull recycling jokes I heard on You Can't Do That On Television. Or He-Man and Rainbow Brite trying to outrun the Giant Teddy Ruxpin cause they stole his banana.
It's almost like should I sue Seth Green for stealing the idea for Robot Chicken from me, but that would never float in court.
22-03-2013, 11:24 PM #926
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Action figures just give a little more direction to play time. Although as someone who played Starcraft in the giant dirt patch outside my school when I was 7, that may not hold a lot of water with normal people.
Totally explains my obsession with sandboxes though.
23-03-2013, 01:08 AM #927
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But it's possible that this was because Lego as a whole was still viewed as boyish. Maybe the Harry Potter stuff would sell more equally now the Lego Friends has brought a lot more girls back into Lego.
23-03-2013, 11:53 AM #928
There was a decent enough documentary series by James May of Top Gear fame where he takes a look at boys and girls toys through the generations. He looks at the toys he played with as a child (lego, mechano, model kits) and toys his sister played with as a child (dolls, lite-brite, lightbulb ovens) and asked why it was like that. He also does an episode on trying to understand why and if "boys" toys don't appeal to girls and vice versa.
He did another series again later on where he tries to show kids today that traditional toys, lego, playdo and model kits in their most basic forms are all brilliant and they should put down their iphones and play legos.
24-03-2013, 02:52 PM #929
24-03-2013, 04:13 PM #930
Yeah James May is really good when he is away from Top Gear isn't he?
And Richard Hammond is soooooooo not!
24-03-2013, 04:52 PM #931
24-03-2013, 08:39 PM #932
24-03-2013, 08:49 PM #933
(I decided to check this thread again to see if it had gotten better. It did!)
24-03-2013, 08:56 PM #934
Like I said, I'm not into cars so... >_>
24-03-2013, 09:09 PM #935
I'm not into cars either, but I really like Top Gear. It's partly about traveling to exotic places (let's include the US in that for the sake of generosity), partly about doing stupid and hilarious shit, and sometimes about cars. That might explain why it's so popular.
24-03-2013, 10:21 PM #936
I'm not into cars, I watch Top Gear for the presenters though and their interactions with each other.
3 middle aged white british men driving across the plains of africa in crappy cars, just to prove a point that you don't need to drive an SUV when you live in london? Brilliance!
And yes, I believe that was the same one where he bought the train just so it would be played with as intended and not left in a box to "increase in value".
24-03-2013, 10:27 PM #937
Indeed. Their specials are really worth it. Their Vietnam special was great also, as was their middle east one. If you want to see what is top gear is about, just watch the specials.
25-03-2013, 07:38 AM #938
Top Gear isnt bad really though i havent seen it in awhile sincei think its getting a little stale and there running out of ideas plus looking at cars doing the same thing gets boring fast.
Anyway i just think James May is a little wasted on there hes mostly there to be the butt of the jokes which is fine but i like him in the documentries and feel hes likeble and intelligent and i get the feeling hes playing something else up when he is on Top Gear.
Also more on topic Top Gear seems to be one of those shows that screams guy show but a lot of women watch it.
25-03-2013, 04:50 PM #939
Pretty much sums up what has been said in this thread and articles linked here but it does a good job at that.to wound the autumnal city.
25-03-2013, 07:18 PM #940
No, that's not me saying I'm going to actually burn down their headquarters. If I went around burning down every home that belonged to someone or something that pissed me off, I'd be sent up as a serial arsonist of legendary proportions.
I hate making disclaimers.