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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 05:00 PM)

But with Tauros you don't really have to worry about cars. ;)

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2016 - 04:20 PM)

At least you don't have to clean up after a bike.

@  Bass X0 : (04 December 2016 - 04:19 PM)

Bicycles? That's old school. Riding a Tauros is the thing to do these days.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 03:15 PM)

On a warm and sunny day, I could reach several dozen stores by bike.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 03:14 PM)

Lots of small, medium-sized and large cities within a short travelling distance of each other, and decent infrastructure.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 03:14 PM)

I guess that's the advantage of living in a decentralized major urban region.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 02:55 PM)

Multiples of each except for Scorch Strike Jetstorm.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 02:54 PM)

I've seen waves 1-3 of the original torpedo/cyclone/buzzsaw Mini-Cons plus a lone Scorch Strike Jetstorm from wave 4, as well as wave 1 of the Weaponizers.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 02:33 PM)

I litteraly have to tracel 20 minutes out of town to the next town over if I want to even find the 5 dollar heads. Which of course.. I don't have the money to do *sulks in corner*

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2016 - 02:32 PM)

Yeah, still the first wave.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 02:32 PM)

You have Minicons?

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2016 - 02:31 PM)

My Walmart has had three minicons and two Leader Skywarps and nothing else for about three months now.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 02:31 PM)

No seriously... We have almost an entire aisle of Batman/Superman toys... and from what the stocker has told me...at least 10 more boxes of it in the back.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 02:30 PM)

Wait.. you have Transformers? Around here it's "MAOR BATMANS!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (04 December 2016 - 02:18 PM)

Probably do

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 02:10 PM)

Seriously, I get the impression we actually have better distribution here around my part in Germany than most of the US does.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 12:06 PM)

Over 40 minutes of waiting on the phone to find out if they had Galvatron (I was aiming for a price match deal if they did). Along the way, I ended up connecting to two other customers who were waiting to be connected to other departments.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 12:00 PM)

Man, Walmart... that was an adventure of sorts yesterday...

@  wonko the sane? : (04 December 2016 - 11:57 AM)

I saw megatron at walmart, and astrotrain as well. Figured they were in the same case assortment. Now I don't know what to think.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 11:25 AM)

Still hoping to find Chromedome, and another shot at Rewind. Not part of the sale, but...

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 11:25 AM)

Wow, didn't even know those were out here yet.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 December 2016 - 11:15 AM)

I got me an astrotrain at that sale! Wanted a megatron too, but didn't find one.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 11:14 AM)

Went to TRU to take advantage of a 40% off deal they had on Sentinel Prime and Galvatron (I wanted the latter), but they were out of stock before the sale even began. =P Got a raincheck, at least.

@  BlackMax : (04 December 2016 - 08:33 AM)

Huh. Maybe I can figure a way to headcanon IDW Strafe into being AoE Strafe...

@  zephyrX9 : (04 December 2016 - 03:12 AM)

I'm sure under a different artist, she might look like something!

@  Verity Carlo : (04 December 2016 - 01:50 AM)

She....well, I'm not sure what she turns into, but it involves her face splitting in half.

@  Verity Carlo : (04 December 2016 - 01:49 AM)

There was also Strafe for Female Dinobots.

@  LordGigaIce : (03 December 2016 - 11:57 PM)

http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/3/33/Raptoricon_symbol.jpg

@  LordGigaIce : (03 December 2016 - 11:57 PM)

plus the best faction insignia ever

@  Dracula : (03 December 2016 - 11:27 PM)

but yeah we need toys of those Raptoricons yesterday.

@  Dracula : (03 December 2016 - 11:27 PM)

but BW also set the precedent that the gender of the scanned beast mode doesn't need to match the robot mode...so bright colors are fine ;)

@  BlackMax : (03 December 2016 - 11:04 PM)

That WOULD be a very good point, except Slash has got ~all the bright colors~, and in the bird world (which as we all know is also the dino world)rampant bright colors are a male thing.

@  LordGigaIce : (03 December 2016 - 10:56 PM)

There was that one Deluxe raptor mould from AoE....GET ON IT FUNPU....oh. Now I'm sad.

@  BlackMax : (03 December 2016 - 10:54 PM)

...I did not know bout this. Maybe I should amend my comment to "we need more female Dinotobts ~who have toys~."

@  Dracula : (03 December 2016 - 10:05 PM)

@BlackMax - did you know about the Raptoricons? Currently they've only been in fan club prose but they have pretty badass designs and are all female.

@  Rycochet : (03 December 2016 - 09:21 PM)

More female dinosaur transformers would be nice, but not specifically dinobots. Never been a fan of adding new guys to that specific subgroup, it feels a bit like when ageing rock bands add new members.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 December 2016 - 09:02 PM)

Wait, swoop isn't a woman?

@  BlackMax : (03 December 2016 - 07:44 PM)

Can I just take a moment and declare that we need some female Dinobots? Because we really need some female Dinobots.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 December 2016 - 05:41 PM)

It was awesome seeing all those heroes together on screen, though. I hope Superman and Martian Manhunter get to participate in the next crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 December 2016 - 05:36 PM)

The solution was also just a bit too easy... the Dominators are apparently just big sissys, give 'em a poke with a caddle prod and they'll run off

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 December 2016 - 05:35 PM)

Yeah, I felt Arrow was the weakest entry... but after least season I kind of got turned off the show, and haven't watched any of the current season.

@  Jalaguy : (03 December 2016 - 05:34 PM)

It was good, but would've been better if Arrow hadn't co-opted its portion to do an relatively pointless anniversary episode.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 December 2016 - 05:31 PM)

Haven't seen any of the DC shows.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2016 - 05:24 PM)

How did y'all feel about this week's CW DC shows crossover? I thought it was great and reminiscent of comic books!

@  BlackMax : (03 December 2016 - 08:25 AM)

I'm still exploring all the possible mods for the PC version of Fallout New Vegas.

@  Pennpenn : (02 December 2016 - 11:03 PM)

So what, my species is perfectly happy to completely obliterate an undeveloped species to make servants, go full on ADVENT on more developed worlds, but for the middle of the road species suddenly my hands ar tied? Bah.

@  Pennpenn : (02 December 2016 - 10:58 PM)

It's annoying in Stellaris how "Pre-sentient" life forms can be Uplifted (turned into sentient and loyal races) and pre-space age civs can be messed around with and taken over, but you can't do anything about "Stone Age Primitives" so they just end up as a permanent debuff to a planet and end up squatting in valuable tiles.

@  Verity Carlo : (02 December 2016 - 10:53 PM)

To put it simply, everyone is in a race to become god.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (02 December 2016 - 10:42 PM)

I'm playing Tales of Zestiria instead.

@  Touch My Thighs : (02 December 2016 - 10:10 PM)

So basically I'm 15 hours into Final Fantasy XV and it seems like they took the edgy FF7-style game they were going to make, threw it out and made something actually fun instead.


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Is it possible to watch a Youtube clip without commercials?


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#1 Benbot

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

These YouTube commercials are really getting irritating. It's annoying enough as it is to have to close click that hugging popup ad that comes up in the middle of every video, but now 15, 30 second commercials (and some much longer than that) are now being placed in front of even the shortest videos. Is this Google's doing, or should I be pissed at every Tom, Dick, and Harry on YouTube trying to make money on ads? I know people need to get paid, but damn, I have to sit through more commercials browsing through YouTube than I do watching broadcast television.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:50 PM

yeah its called Adblock plus. if you like taking away peoples pay O:

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:06 PM

I never get served ads of any sort on Youtube. Some combination of my adblock filters is managing to get around it all. I also used it to stop getting redirected to the low-speed video server range Youtube has. I'm sure you know the one, where it takes literally five or more minutes on a decent internet connection to load a 30-60-second clip? Adblock is an amazing tool and I would not use the internet without it.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:31 PM

Youtube has commercials?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:16 AM

I actually didn't even know YouTube had commercials. Adblock Plus yourself up, my good man.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:54 AM

Damn those companies trying to pay for bandwidth with advertising! Give me your content free, right now!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

Knowing people are getting paid and keeping youtube a free service means ads bother me not.

Just imagine youtube as a netflix like service.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

I've wavered back and forth on the issue. Addblock will allow you to select specific pages to block or unblock and I have been going along the 'block most of youtube, but unblock people I subscribe to' lines recently.

It's sort of a compromise. Not a perfect one, but it seems reasonable to me. If I like the content then I'll submit to the advertising.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:36 PM

My stance on YouTube ads varies on the content I'm about to view. If it's an independent user upload, where I know the producer is making a fraction of a penny for the ad before the video, I don't mind. After all, if folks like James Rolfe manage to make a living off of their productions and don't have to work 9-5 jobs to pay the bills, it means they'll have the time and resources to produce more content.

When I have to sit through a makeup commercial before watching a movie trailer on the studio's official channel, though... yeah, not a fan of that.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:56 PM

QUOTE(Waspinator @ Mar 28 2012, 11:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Youtube has commercials?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:04 PM

I just want to know, and I am semi-serious about this, WHO is sitting there that gets to decide when would be the most INOPPORTUNE TIME for the ad to pop-up?

I wouldn't really care if the thing popped up right off the start, but just as I'm getting to the crucial part of the video, BAM, there's the ad, and I gotta pause it and close the ad, or close the ad, then rewind to see what I missed.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:29 PM

QUOTE(TrnsfrmGod @ Mar 30 2012, 03:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just want to know, and I am semi-serious about this, WHO is sitting there that gets to decide when would be the most INOPPORTUNE TIME for the ad to pop-up?

I wouldn't really care if the thing popped up right off the start, but just as I'm getting to the crucial part of the video, BAM, there's the ad, and I gotta pause it and close the ad, or close the ad, then rewind to see what I missed.

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if its a youtube partner they are the ones they decide where they put their adverts I hear.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:55 PM

I don't block the ads but sometimes I want to. Put them at the start and at the end, fine. But do we need the pop over ads that block sometimes the lower third of the video?
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ Mar 30 2012, 05:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Damn those companies trying to pay for bandwidth with advertising! Give me your content free, right now!


If you're on a metered connection then downloading ads, particularly video ads, can potentially cost you a lot of money. We are often paying to be advertised at.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:15 PM

QUOTE(member0 @ Mar 29 2012, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ Mar 30 2012, 05:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
@#!*% those companies trying to pay for bandwidth with advertising! Give me your content free, right now!


If you're on a metered connection then downloading ads, particularly video ads, can potentially cost you a lot of money. We are often paying to be advertised at.


Good point. I am paying for my cable tv company to provide the signal to me. Therefore TV studios should no longer be able to sell advertising time during my favorite programs. I shouldn't pay to be advertised at!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:17 PM

Literally nothing you can say is going to make feel guilty in any way for not being forced to watch a minute-long advert ahead of a twenty-second video.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:28 PM

What irks me is when there is an ad for an ad. Lets use pretty much any Halo Reach commercial on youtube, which I want to watch, but before that there is an ad.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ Mar 29 2012, 06:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(member0 @ Mar 29 2012, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ Mar 30 2012, 05:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
@#!*% those companies trying to pay for bandwidth with advertising! Give me your content free, right now!


If you're on a metered connection then downloading ads, particularly video ads, can potentially cost you a lot of money. We are often paying to be advertised at.


Good point. I am paying for my cable tv company to provide the signal to me. Therefore TV studios should no longer be able to sell advertising time during my favorite programs. I shouldn't pay to be advertised at!


Not really comparable. Imagine you pay for your cable, but you're only allowed to watch 1 hour a day, commercials would eat dearly into what you're paying for. You're paying for an hour, but you're only getting 40 minutes because of commercials.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:13 PM

I only unblock reviewers I want to support. screw the rest ;P

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:25 PM

On some sites, the pre video ad will flip out and then it causes the real video to fail. Blip does it most often. Youtube, sometimes, depending on my connection.
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