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Question #93333 posted on 09/21/2020 11:08 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Why does the Tony Stark minifigure in this Lego set have one red arm?

-AFOL

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Dear Always Following Ored Leaders,

Great random question! It looks like Tony is only partially wearing his suit in this Lego set. According to one description, "Stark wears a plain black outfit and wears part of his Iron Man Mark 8 suit. The chest is printed with a trapezoidal chest plate from the Iron Man Mark 8, along with some printed silver armor and muscle detail. Stark also comes with one dark red armored arm and an Iron Man helmet."

Not really sure why they decided to go with the half-and-half instead of the full suit.

-guppy of doom

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Dear Adult Fan of Lego,

Okay, so guppy is right—the arm is red because the minifigure is supposed to be in partial armor.

But like she says, it's kind of unclear why. My first thought was that it was just trying to capture Tony's transformation into Iron Man, like in this scene. There are lots of cool transformation scenes in the Iron Man movies, so that would make sense. Allen "Tormentalous" Tran on thebrickfan.com seems to have the same idea, saying that the figure is "Tony Stark in a mid-transformation."

There are also a few times in the movies when Tony ends up with just the arm of an Iron Man suit on, like at the end of the "House Party Protocol" battle in Iron Man III, so I also thought the partial armor might be referencing that.

However, what doesn't make sense to me is why the description guppy referenced, as well as Allen "Tormentalous" Tran, would say that it is the Mark VIII suit. According to the Iron Man fandom wiki of Mark VIII, the Mark VIII suit was basically just in storage from the time it was built until it was activated with all the other suits for House Party Protocol. Then at the end of the battle (while Tony is lying on the ground with the arm of some other armor on), Mark VIII targets Pepper Potts because of her Extremis heat signature, so Pepper destroys it by punching it with her Extremis-induced fire hands, puts one of the arms on, and uses it to kill Aldrich Killian.

Basically, what I'm trying to say is that if anyone should be wearing just one arm of Mark VIII, it is Pepper Potts.

Sincerely,

Cerulean


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Question #93326 posted on 09/21/2020 11:08 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Do you guys have any guesses for when the corona virus pandemic will end? I think most people were hoping that it'd be gone by September at the beginning of the year, but sadly it's not. There's also been talk about vaccines being made (although it seems like many companies are competing to get their vaccine out so corners might be cut :/)

-Mask wearer

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Dear me too,

I'm hoping by the summer of 2021. This is because a vaccine and/or effective treatments will have to be developed and mass produced. But confirmed cases, at least in Utah, appear to be trending in the wrong direction.

-Sunday Night Banter


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Question #93335 posted on 09/21/2020 2:32 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Have any of you taken the political quiz on www.isidewith.com?

If so, can you post your results?

Thanks,

Leonhard Euler

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Dear you-ler,

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Love,

Luciana


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Sunday, September 20, 2020
Posted on 09/20/2020 9:20 p.m. New Correction on: #93197 Have any of you read Untamed by Glennon Doyle? What did you think of it? What ...
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Question #93197 posted on 09/19/2020 11:20 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Have any of you read Untamed by Glennon Doyle? What did you think of it? What did you think of her view of motherhood? How did the various messages and themes of the book land with you overall?

I'm curious as to how her book would be received by the LDS community. I am long since inactive but her messages resonated deeply. I wonder how they are received by an LDS audience, or generally, a Christian audience...

-Next Up: Women Who Run with the Wolves!

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Dear Reader, 

Unfortunately, your question has sat for far too long. While many of us expressed interest in getting the book and reading it so we could answer your question, it just didn't happen that way. That being said, Alta, Cerulean, and I all have it on our reading lists. I've heard AMAZING things about it from my cousins (granted, none of the ones who rave about it are LDS anymore...). Perhaps if you ask this question again in the future you might strike gold. Or, I will personally find this question and either update it or post another question that will allow me to write my full thoughts. 

We're sorry to leave you hanging like that. 

Cheers, 

Guesthouse


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Question #93291 posted on 09/19/2020 9:26 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Did any of you watch the recent political conventions? Did you feel they changed your ideas on any issues?

-watching all of both seemed like a good idea a few weeks ago.

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Dear you,

I was going to, and then I heard they were multiple days and I was like "heck no I don't want to be that fired up/depressed for more than one day." Plus now I can claim ignorance when my conservative family members try to use the conventions to start an argument.

Serious respect to those of you who did watch all of them.

-guppy of doom


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