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  1. It's happened again. It's not EVERY episode of "The Big Bang Theory," but enough of them. At least two or three times a season. I still remember how, when they were playing "Talisman" on the show, at one point, a "TOAD" token occupied the Crown of Command space. I mentioned aloud that if you actually were playing the game, it's not possible for a player on that space to become a toad, and it's not possible for a toad to get to that space, using the standard rules of the current edition. ...and everyone in the room looked at me like I'd just sprouted another pair of eyes. It didn't help when I mentioned that in the original, it WAS theoretically possible, assuming another player hit you with the Random spell and rolled a "toad" result, right as you were entering the Crown of Command space. But not in the current edition. The errata took care of that. At least this time, I was alone. Except for the cat, of course. Recorded last night's "Big Bang Theory" on the DVR, and watched it when I got home from work. To keep it spoiler-free, part of the plot is driven by the fact that Penny goes to the comic shop and buys Leonard and Sheldon a pair of vintage Mego Star Trek Transporter Booths, circa 1975, mint in box! And Sheldon is overjoyed that it's scaled perfectly for his vintage 8-inch Mego Mr. Spock figure! Well... it was a funny episode. I liked it. Had a terrific couple of surprises in it, which I will not spoil here. Very much plays into the nerdy premise of the show. Good episode. ...but Mego never made the transporter by itself, or sold it in that box (although the box art is very well done, and seems to be copied from the back of the blister cards for the figures). The transporter toy was sold only as part of the Mego Star Trek Enterprise Playset. I know. I had all of that stuff when I was eleven. Wish I still had it, to be honest. And, to be fair, the toy itself, when we see it, looks very much like the one that came with the playset, and seems to work the same way. Might even have been an original. But they were never sold boxed without the playset. And this was the only place I could think of where I could post my nerd rage without being pretty sure everyone would look at me like I'd sprouted an extra set of ears...
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