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Customizing Chat on Thursday October 7th

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You gotta slip the bouncer a fin.

That don't work either. Trust me.

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You gotta slip the bouncer a fin.

That don't work either. Trust me.

You know... I don't even know what that means.

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You gotta slip the bouncer a fin.

That don't work either. Trust me.

Maybe you need to show a little more leg.

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I made a quick temporary chat room over at the Factory, but I see Shanester is reading this topic, so it looks like our problems might be solved in a matter of minutes.

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try it now

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Thanks to everyone who was able to attend! Like I mentioned before, I will schedule the next one at a time that is more friendly to our international members. :)

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I pulled part of the transcript if anyone cares.

Shamrock: how about their normal colors?

TM2_Dinobot: cheaper, only slightly worse

luke314pi: the problem I am running into is how to sell the fantasticars without getting in trouble with marvel. I could leave off the '4' stickers, but what fun is that?

boyd: Normal colors are hit or miss. At least for me.

TM2_Dinobot: worth checking out

Punisher: http://jinsdangerousblog.blogspot.com/2010...l-plastics.html

Shamrock: and I shall

MINI_MYTE: Just say they are customs.

MINI_MYTE: How many did you make?

TM2_Dinobot: Luke, how are you making them?

Shamrock: find out how the 3rd-party transformers makers sell their product

luke314pi: I can sell customs of any character in the store? I don't want to get in a legal battle.

TM2_Dinobot: 1 piece or snap kits?

luke314pi: I will be making 20 total

luke314pi: They are about 16 pieces glued together

MINI_MYTE: Wow!

TM2_Dinobot: won't work Shammy. 3rd parties are over seas in the legal red tape that is China

Shamrock: ah

TM2_Dinobot: hmm. thats a lot

Punisher: name it something else?

Shamrock: claim parody?

TM2_Dinobot: here is my thought

Punisher: or let people apply the sticker

Punisher: themselves

boyd: That's a good thought

TM2_Dinobot: sell them unpainted and un glues. label them as "Garage Kits". clearly mark them as customs. you should be fine then

luke314pi: I was thinking of offering it with 4 sets of "fun decorative stickers!" and one of the stickers happened to be a "4"

boyd: leave a space for the #4 on the ships

youbastards: You got me down on that list for one, right Luke?

boyd: then sell or include and extra decal sheet of numbers 0 -9 for customizing

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luke314pi: ah, a sheet of numbers is a good idea

boyd: the sheet can just have a lot of extra 4s on it

luke314pi: I would name it "Flying Car"

Punisher: here's a topic. Name a custom you attemped but scrapped because it was too hard

TM2_Dinobot: Hasbro said that custom TFs are fine, and selling them is fine, but when you start producing your own and get up into the $100 rage they take notice and are unhappy. Now that's just Hasbro, but i figure most places are they same. Customs encourage sales of product and creativity of collectors. as long as its cheap (read: below $100) and in a limited run (below 50) i think most places are gona let you slid

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Shamrock: a Left 4 Dead 2 Tank

boyd: the Heckler

TM2_Dinobot: Hasbro said that custom TFs are fine, and selling them is fine, but when you start producing your own and get up into the $100 rage they take notice and are unhappy.

youbastards: not scrapped, but putting off: Speedball

TM2_Dinobot: Hasbro said that custom TFs are fine, and selling them is fine, but when you start producing your own and get up into the $100 rage they take notice and are unhappy.

TM2_Dinobot: oops

Shamrock: did they now?

TM2_Dinobot: Now that's just Hasbro, but i figure most places are they same. Customs encourage sales of product and creativity of collectors. as long as its cheap (read: below $100) and in a limited run (below 50) i think most places are gona let you slide

Shamrock: my Tank turned into that Strong Guy

Shamrock: I had a concept for a Boomer too

luke314pi: I tried to make a tiny articulated Ant Man from the graveyard statue that came with one of the Buffy Palz sets, but it was just too damn small.

youbastards: yay Strong Guy! =)

boyd: Yeah, but Marvel is now part of Disney, and Disney has no sense of humor when it comes to copyrights.

TM2_Dinobot: Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

boyd: My advice would be to tread carefully - do a small run, and never speak of it again

Shamrock: oh

TM2_Dinobot: yeah, im with boyd

Shamrock: there's this site that sells little pieces to make a Halo Spartan Lego minifigure

Shamrock: I wonder what they do for the copyright

TM2_Dinobot: especially if you dont even throw them up in the store but offer them strictly on the board. surefire way to avoid any... Imperial entanglements

luke314pi: Alright, its time for the last giveaway of the evening. The first person to answer will win a Gold Battle Beast Promo! Which Batman minimate came with a bat-dart?

boyd: batman with the batmobile

MINI_MYTE: the second one.

Punisher: fffff

luke314pi: nice quick draw boyd!

Punisher: boyd -___-

Shamrock: oh darn

boyd: booyah

Shamrock: I had to load the batabase

Shamrock: database*

boyd: it's the first question i've known tonight

Shamrock: yeah, I was cheating

MINI_MYTE: Damned index finger typing!

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luke314pi: I have been hitting Random on the database looking for possible trivia questions lol

TM2_Dinobot: know what i'd love to see? Danger Girl minimates. that is my favorite comic book of all time

MsMarvel_fan: lol. I gotta run guys. take care.

luke314pi: have a good one!

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luke314pi: Does anyone here use a laser printer for printing decals?

boyd: My turn to share - my work in progess on my desktop

MINI_MYTE: Nope.

boyd: http://www.boydstep.com/minimates/assets/i...shot_100710.jpg

TM2_Dinobot: no

luke314pi: I bought the wrong kind of sticker paper recently, and my laser printer gets too hot for this paper (its a Ricoh). The manufacturer said that it should work on almost any other brand.

Molybdenum_Man: Danger Girl would not translate well given the "ahem" block style of 'mates (unless they can still make 'mates like the PowerGirl one)

luke314pi: Nice WIPs!

MINI_MYTE: Red Hulk Dracula?

boyd: Yeah, from a variant cover. I love the look - haven't figured out how to do the chest yet

TM2_Dinobot: well, that may be. i still want them. i looooove Danger Girl

youbastards: what is the paper doing when it gets too hot?

luke314pi: it bunches up in the rollers and won't go all the way through. The other sticker paper I use works fine.

Punisher: what paper usually does at high temperatues?

Punisher: :D

youbastards: lol

TM2_Dinobot: brb

luke314pi: Oh don't ever buy the ultra fine point permanent markers that Bic makes - they are not permanent on minimates. With a little pressure, it rubs right off.

Punisher: oh reminds me, not sure if this is every where, but target price cut sharpie 2-packs to $1

luke314pi: nice

MINI_MYTE: Thanks for the chat gents.It been fun. Have a good night all.

Shamrock: oh, thought of another custom that was too hard to finish

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Molybdenum_Man: Good night

Shamrock: I started trying to make whiplash's whip contraption more movie accurate and intricate

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luke314pi: that does sound tough

youbastards: My last wip that's at a shareable point: Moira McTaggart http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/5272/moira.jpg

boyd: lots of little wires, i'm guessing?

luke314pi: nice WIP, she has been on my to-be-customized list for years

Shamrock: yep, wires, things to hold them in place, plastic bits where the hinges should have been

luke314pi: I should probably get going as well. I have to start putting the kids to bed. I'm glad you were all able to make it tonight!

youbastards: I want to do a 'yellow jumpsuit' version of her too

Shamrock: except I recently sound some really tiny styrene rods that might be small enough to work with

youbastards: thanks guys, it was a good time and thanks for the tips!

boyd: happy to be here. lots of interesting conversation.

Shamrock: brb

luke314pi: We will definitely do this again sometime

Shamrock: oh

Shamrock: we done?

luke314pi: probably at a different time of day to include the international members

Shamrock: good plan

luke314pi: any maybe even bhm :P

boyd: can we take the puns?

boyd: night all

luke314pi: I will add a deflector upgrade to the room

luke314pi: night boyd

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youbastards: bye guys, thanks again

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Shamrock: so long

luke314pi: have a good one everyone!

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TM2_Dinobot: okay, im back. what did i miss?

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I'd definately make an effort to get involved in the next one of these.

btw Luke... whats going on with the Flying Car of yours then? I remember you mentioning it a while ago (I think). Are we signing up for them now, or is that sort of thing still not decided.

If theres a sign-up sheet or anything... point me in the right direction!

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I'd definately make an effort to get involved in the next one of these.

btw Luke... whats going on with the Flying Car of yours then? I remember you mentioning it a while ago (I think). Are we signing up for them now, or is that sort of thing still not decided.

If theres a sign-up sheet or anything... point me in the right direction!

It is still in production. I will post preorders once I have a finished piece ready to show. :)

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boyd: night all

luke314pi: I will add a deflector upgrade to the room

luke314pi: night boyd

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youbastards: bye guys, thanks again

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Shamrock: so long

luke314pi: have a good one everyone!

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TM2_Dinobot: okay, im back. what did i miss?

Priceless! :P

Thanks for the transcript anyway, TM2!

And I'm glad you're planing to do this again and even consider a different time! Great idea!

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