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@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers


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Posted 03 June 2017 - 02:10 PM

Yesterday's sightings:

Toys"R"Us in Düsseldorf-Derendorf has moved its Transformers area near the entrance, giving it a more prominent spot with increased shelf space. They have the entire wave 2 of the TLK Deluxes with Steelbane, Sqweeks, Drift and Slug. Multiples of each, though only two Steelbanes remain after I bought one for another fan.
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Karstadt in Düsseldorf (Am Wehrhahn) has nothing noteworthy new. The Transformers area, despite having been moved to the end of the aisle, is still a sad sight to be seen.

Galeria Kaufhof directly across the street from Karstadt has TLK Deluxe Sqweeks and Slug.
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The other remaining Galeria Kaufhof department store in Düsseldorf ("Kaufhof an der Kö") has a small Transformers display on a table aside from the regular shelf inside the aisle. The only new figure they have, though, is Deluxe Slug.
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Nothing noteworthy new at Intertoys in Düsseldorf-Friedrichsstadt or Intertoys in Neuss.

Today's sightings:

Intertoys in Wesel has three Titans Return Titan Master Repugnus...es... er... Repugni?
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Intertoys inside the Shopping Arkaden mall in Bocholt has one Titans Return Titan Master Shuffler and one Legends Bumblebee.
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 04:20 PM

Toys"R"Us in Duisburg-Meiderich has the The Last Knight 1-Step Turbo Changers Grimlock and Berserker. I didn't see Megatron, but I did realize afterwards that they might also have a second Transformers section near the entrance like other German TRU stores currently do...
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Toys"R"Us in downtown Essen does definitely have a new Transformers section near the entrance, where they have Titans Return Legends Bumblebee and Kickback. Meanwhile, in the old section in the rear part of the store they have Titans Return Voyager Optimus Prime. No Megatron, though.
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Epic FAIL at Spiele Max inside the Forum shopping mall in downtown Mülheim an der Ruhr: All The Last Knight Legions are erroneously priced as 1-Step Turbo Changers, which means the store is charging even more for them than it's supposed to...
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 01:17 PM

1-Step Turbo Changers Megatron, Grimlock and Berserker at the Toys"R"Us stores in Wuppertal-Elberfeld and in Hagen. The one in Hagen also had the entire wave 3 of the Titans Return Legends with Bumblebee, Gnaw and Kickback.
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Posted 03 July 2017 - 06:07 PM

Intertoys in Hamm has The Last Knight Knight Armor Turbo Changer Megatron and Titans Return Legends Bumblebee. Gnaw was also available, but is gone now.
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Posted 11 July 2017 - 04:45 PM

Saw The Last Knight Voyager wave 2 Hound at the Toys"R"Us stores in Dortmund and inside the Ruhr Park Bochum shopping mall. No Megatron at either store.
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 02:40 PM

Toys"R"Us in downtown Essen had the RID Legions Blurr, Drift and Bisk (previously available at Intertoys), as well as several new releases for Germany: Three-Step Changers Power Surge Bumblebee, Cybertron Strike Steeljaw and Soundwave, plus The Last Knight Legions Drift and Megatron. Crosshairs was either already gone or still inside the stockroom.
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 03:40 PM

Anyone still looking for the RID Mini-Con Deployers Drift/Jetstorm and/or Fracture/Airazor? They're available at Toys"R"Us again, this time as imports. Seen on Monday at TRU in Duisburg-Meiderich, and today at the TRU stores in Düsseldorf-Derendorf and in Neuss. Possibly also at the store in Krefeld, but I was no longer paying any attention to them.
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Toys"R"Us in Düsseldorf also has The Last Knight Legion Megatron, Drift and Crosshairs, Voyager Megatron and Hound, plus, new for Germany, the RID One-Step Changers Sideswipe (version 3) and Blurr.
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Toys"R"Us in Neuss also had the RID One-Step Changers Sideswipe (version 3) and Blurr, plus Titans Return Voyager Megatron.
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And Toys"R"Us in Krefeld had The Last Knight Legion Megatron, Drift and Crosshairs, plus the RID Three-Step Changers Cybertron Strike Steeljaw and Power Surge Bumblebee.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:24 PM

New releases at Toys"R"Us in Duisburg-Meiderich:

- The Last Knight Mega 1-Step Dragonstorm
- The Last Knight Autobot Sqweeks RC
- The Last Knight Leader Optimus Prime and Megatron
- The Last Knight Megatron Voice Changer Mask (possibly also Bumblebee, wasn't paying attention)
- Robots in Disguise Warrior Twinferno, Bludgeon and Thermidor (plus re-releases of Bumblebee und Power Surge Optimus Prime)
- Robots in Disguise Team Combiners Ultra Bee and Menasor

Also available were The Last Knight Voyager Megatron and Hound.
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Posted 19 August 2017 - 04:12 PM

Spiele Max inside the Hofgarten shopping mall in Solingen:
The Last Knight Voyager Megatron and Hound, plus the RID Three-Step Changers Power Surge Bumblebee and Cybertron Strike Steeljaw. No Soundwave.
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Galeria Kaufhof in Solingen:
The Last Knight Mega 1-Step Changer Dragonstorm, Autobot Sqweeks RC, Legion Megatron, plus the RID Three-Step Changers Soundwave and Cybertron Strike Steeljaw. No Bumblebee.
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Toys"R"Us inside the Rathaus Galerie shopping mall in Wuppertal-Elberfeld:
The Last Knight Voyager Megatron and Hound, Autobot Sqweeks RC, Leader Optimus Prime and Megatron, Robots in Disguise Warrior Twinferno, Bludgeon, Thermidor and Power Surge Optimus Prime in new packaging, the Team Combiners Ultra Bee and Menasor, the Three-Step Changers Power Surge Bumblebee, Soundwave and Cybertron Strike Steeljaw, plus, thus far not reported for Germany, Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker plus Drift in his original colors in new packaging.
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Galeria Kaufhof in Wuppertal-Elberfeld:
Mega 1-Step Turbo Changer Dragonstorm.
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Müller in Wuppertal-Elberfeld:
The Robots in Disguise Team Combiners Ultra Bee and Menasor, the Three-Step Changers Power Surge Bumblebee, Soundwave and Cybertron Strike Steeljaw, plus The Last Knight Legion Crosshairs.
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The Last Knight Deluxe wave 2 is available at pretty much all the major chains by now except for Real.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:47 PM

TRU exclusive The Last Knight Mission to Cybertron Optimus Prime 2-pack found at Toys"R"Us in Duisburg-Meiderich:
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Also listed at the German TRU website.
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 01:57 PM

Intertoys in Düsseldorf has wave 3 of the RID Crash Combiners, at least two Dragstrip & Wildbreak sets and one Lunar Force Optimus Prime & Strongarm set. No Shockdrive & Warnado set.
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Toys"R"Us in Düsseldorf-Derendorf also had the Mission to Cybertron Optimus Prime two-pack.
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