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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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#1 MrBlud

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 07:23 PM

Please post any sightings for Australia in this thread.


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:23 AM

Canberra City- Target: Combiner Wars: All Wave 1 Legends, Wave 1 Deluxes except Alpha-Bravo (lots of Dragstrips), Voyagers Optimus and Silverbolt.

 

Y'know, a week or two after I despaired at seeing them on shelf and ordered them off BBTS. Probably cheaper though.



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 06:33 AM

Parramatta Toys R Us in the Westgate Shopping Center had CW Silverbolt, Dragstrip, Firefly, Bombshell, and Windcharger. There was a space for the leader class assortment as well.

They also had all the first wave RiD deluxes.

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 05:24 AM

Apparently Super Toyworld in Fyshwick, Canberra, has Stunticons (except Motormaster for now) and the Protectobots. Which is weird because the garbled email I got from Hasbro seemed to indicate those toys wouldn't come out in Australia until Christmas. Gonna go check it out on Saturday.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:04 PM

Fyshwick Protectobots deliciously confirmed. I was served by a guy who knew his TF stuff, who said they're expecting Motormaster, Hot Spot and Cyclonus soon. I told him I'd heard Hasbro wasn't releasing these guys here for a while, and he confirmed that they'd had to work around that for the wave 3 deluxes (not sure how). He had no idea that Devastator was already out at Big W. They'd been trying to get the bug guy from Hasbro but didn't know why it wasn't working.

 

No sign of the last couple of waves of Legends sadly. 


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 01:57 AM

Yeah I went in today. Down to a few Protectobots, and tons of Wave 1 stuff except for Leader Megatron (though about eight Armada Megatrons). Kind of annoying that apparently those have to sell down before new stuff can be ordered. I mean, I know why they do that,but I just wish the first wave didn't always get so over-ordered because they always do.



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 08:18 AM

Protectobot deluxes sighted in Belconnen Toys R Us. One each of Blades, First Aid, and Rook. No sign of other Protectobots of other sizes or Streetwise.



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 06:15 AM

CW Hot Spot sighted at Kmart in Belconnen.

 

Unite Warriors Superion seen at Toys'R'Us, also in Belconnen. I was surprised. And then completely put off by the $400 price tag. Sheesh...



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Posted 02 December 2015 - 12:31 PM

RID Warrior Fracture and a couple of his redeco wavemates at the Toyworld in Highpoint.


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 01:17 AM

Not that anyone but me cares, but some smaller Titan Returns stuff has turned up at Toys'r'us in Canberra. Rewind and Stripes, Crashbash, Terri-bull and Loudmouth at Mildura Park.



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Posted 16 August 2016 - 01:49 AM

I always forget we have sightings threads here too -- I tend to go by OTCA.

The first wave of stuff is finally trickling out, and Toyworld in Fyshwick had several Soundwaves when I was there a week or two back.

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 06:32 PM

OTCA?



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 01:55 AM

Ozformers? OTCA.com.au.

Meanwhile TRU Belconnen had Alpha Trion and Astrotrain this morning, but apparently they sold quickly.

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 02:04 AM

Ah, thank you. Might have to have a look around tomorrow.



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 04:08 AM

Good luck!

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 07:51 PM

Toyworld Carindale had a ton of TR wave 1 and 2 Voyagers. They also had a single case of wave 1 deluxes. They also had a few Platinum sets.

The real bargain was the Optimus Prime Evolution 2 pack, containing Classics Prime and AOE Evasion Prime. The price? A bargain at only $39.99!

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 10:26 PM

Big W is suddenly burning off ENORMOUS quantities of Titans Return stuff: http://www.otca.com....ead.php?t=25586

 

Stock varies from store to store but Octone/Blitzwing and Seaspray/Cosmos are common. Legends at $5, Deluxes at $10, Voyagers $15. Crazy! Not sure if there are any Leaders about. 

 

The sale isn't supposed to start until July 5, but in many stores the stock is on shelves and the sale prices are already in effect. I saw a wall of over 100 each of Cosmos and Seaspray - I don't think I've ever seen anything like that in Australia. Given the volume of product, they may not be shelved in the usual TF area so you may have to hunt around a bit!


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:48 AM

Well I checked my local Big W and it's all Octone/Blotz/Seasproy/Cosmas. I wonder why it's only them?



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Posted 06 July 2018 - 04:38 AM

Yeah, it's weird. There are other floating around, stores seem to have one wave or another of legends and deluxe but not toys from multiple waves. And AFAIK Blitzwing and Octone are the only Voyagers involved.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:50 AM

Wave 3 Power of the Primes deluxes (so the other Terrorcons) are around in Canberra (well, Belconnen). Kind of annoying that Wave 2 deluxes seems to have skipped.

 

Got my complete Abominus at least.


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