Post by Deinonychus on Jun 10, 2018 22:19:31 GMT -5
Let me know if I'm alone in this, but I don't really get brand loyalty to the point where a person feels a need to attack and besmirch other competing brands vocally and loudly or feel like they have to pick a side in some sort of all-out corporate warfare.
I love Utz salt & vinegar potato chips. Like...A LOT. They are the absolute best, and my life would be a much sadder existence without them. But never once has it ever occurred me to heap crap on Lays salt & vinegar or look down on people who prefer another brand. (Truth be told, there are some other damn good brands out there as well.)
Anyhow, here's the brand loyalty debates I find the most absurd. Some seem to go only one way, but a couple have sycophantic idiots on both sides.
Xbox vs PlayStation Star Wars vs Star Trek LEGO vs literally any other building toy Marvel vs DC Transformers vs GoBots
What about you guys, and is there anything you can think of that you're unreasonably fanatical about to the point where you've deemed it's economic competition as the devil?
The ones that have always made my eyes roll are the car industry ones (mostly Ford Vs Chevy but there's others), and beers, and Coke vs Pepsi, though as a lifelong gamer the console wars are on my list too.
I suppose since there is a ton of money involved you could always ad sports rivalries to that list too, in which case yeah, i can be a bit fanatic sometimes.
Hasbro vs Takara. Same products but people hold each on pedestals for different reasons (Though more seem to sing praises of Takara and that Hasblows and all that). Some reasons are legit, but Ive seen some fans get belligerent in their preference of one over another. One reason why the main line unification between the two is sad and funny at the same time.
Last Edit: Jun 10, 2018 22:31:48 GMT -5 by iacon45
Post by triumshockwave on Jun 11, 2018 9:33:23 GMT -5
Come a little further south, and you need to throw the Ravens and Redskins into that mix.
How about just sports teams overall. None of that shit makes any sense to me. It's like deliberately throwing in with an arbitrary tribe for no other reason than to start shit with other arbitrary tribes. We have enough fuckin tribes.
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iacon45: I would wait to see if that Netflix Megs goes on sale but I not only need that Megs but Siege Crosshairs needs his Targetmaster
Feb 25, 2020 22:43:22 GMT -5
iacon45: I'm glad I didn't double dip on the cell shaded one
Feb 25, 2020 22:42:11 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: I only got Siege Prime because he was on sale.
Feb 25, 2020 22:15:30 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: I admit Earthrise Prime has some nice stuff, but I just don't feel like paying that much extra for another G1 Prime with a trailer I won't use.
Feb 25, 2020 22:15:14 GMT -5
iacon45: About to go that level with Earthrise Prime
Feb 25, 2020 19:56:50 GMT -5
iacon45: Figure they might pop up at Ross eventually
Feb 25, 2020 19:56:30 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Just Fuck Dis Shit levels at this point.
Feb 24, 2020 17:57:22 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: After seeing the Rumble/Ratbat set going for $40 before shipping on eBay and no retailers having it in stock, I just bought the Takara one for a slight markup, along with Rung.
Feb 24, 2020 17:55:07 GMT -5
iacon45: Looking at that Decepticon Mirage I wish Hasbro would have used the toy accurate head.
Feb 23, 2020 19:33:30 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Yeah, I pre-ordered Netflix Megatron too. That silver paint job is spiffy.
Feb 22, 2020 23:02:28 GMT -5
iacon45: But speaking of Megatron, I'm going to opt for that Netflix Siege Megatron instead. I really love that silver deco look and I actually like his battle scars.
Feb 22, 2020 20:16:45 GMT -5
iacon45: Agreed on Smokescreen. I prefer the cybertronian car mode surprisingly. As for E.R. Megatron, that is also a hardpass. I just hope that removing chunks of vehicle mode for big clunky accessories does not become a trend.
Feb 22, 2020 20:15:26 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Megatron and Smokescreen are hard passes, what with being basically Siege Smokescreen and Megatron with slightly different parts.
Feb 21, 2020 21:46:40 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: So good thing Hasbro's getting some reuse on those toy skeletons
Feb 21, 2020 21:45:51 GMT -5
iacon45: Between the new deluxe and reissue Ghostbuster figures, new GI Joe, not to mention Earthrise, Hasbro wants to obliterate my wallet.
Feb 21, 2020 18:01:22 GMT -5
Greatshot: Also true.
Feb 20, 2020 22:41:33 GMT -5
iacon45: Gameplay, if you could call it that, was definitely garbage but the shrill beeping that would pass as music and SFX made my ears bleed
Feb 20, 2020 22:06:34 GMT -5
iacon45: I mainly like it for the novelty of it and the great artwork around the screen.
Feb 20, 2020 22:03:26 GMT -5
Greatshot: if I didn't already know it was hot garbage, i would too
Feb 20, 2020 21:54:56 GMT -5