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@  ThunderWear : (27 January 2020 - 08:56 PM)

Think of it positively, maybe your face just has optional no-slip surfaces

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 January 2020 - 05:38 PM)

I have dyspraxia so use a electric trimmer, it's never smooth. NEVER!

@  Benbot : (27 January 2020 - 12:52 PM)

don't you hate it when you shave but miss a whisker and it bugs you all day long and you try to yank it out but you can't because it's too short to get a hold of but your hand keeps finding it whenever you touch your face?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 January 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Twitter's revamp is so dumb. Nowadays, even when I am logged out of my account, right-clicking an image on Google Chrome won't let me access a URL to easily get the image's full size. That functionality was so useful!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 January 2020 - 10:01 PM)

But when was the last time you saw a major retailer (since TRU) actually allot shelf space for a Transformers Titan? Or the Vintage Collection Poe X-Wing? There's clearly some sort of disparity between "girls" and "boys" toys that give companies justification to create $100+ items in the girls segment in FAR greater frequency than in boys.

@  fourteenwings : (25 January 2020 - 12:56 AM)

"how expensive they were" Tell that to L.O.L. O.M.G. and the $129 Amazing Surprise (I mean I guess when it comes to the toy aisle Power Rangers isn't a juggernaut like L.O.L.)

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:18 PM)

I think the big reason we didn't see the actual combining Zords at retail was because of how expensive they were. It would cost $100 to get enough of them to make a Megazord, $160+ if you want the Ultrazord. Or parents could just get the dang Ultrazord for $40 even if it didn't combine.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Because they are "kids toys" not "collector toys"

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 03:27 PM)

1) I don't have Target. 2) can't go into my walmart. I'm surprised Hasbro won't sell the toys on Pulse

@  Bass X0 : (24 January 2020 - 02:43 PM)

I dreamt my phone was ringing and woke up to answer it.

@  Sabrblade : (24 January 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Lightning Collection figures, the smaller normal-sized Beast Morphers Ranger/enemy/Beast-Bot figures, the role-play morpher and weapon toys, and the simplistic non-combining megazord toys have all been very easy to find at various Targets and Walmarts. It's only been the actual combining Beast Morphers zord toys (which are bizarrely being sold individually this time) that have been hard to find in stores.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Thought I do question Hasbro's almost reluctance to have the toys available anywhere.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 01:44 PM)

i've been trying to sell mine for weeks...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I hadn't opened mine yet, but from what I've seen, the general agreement is that the Beast Morpher zords are much better than Bandais.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I'm guessing if they're going to do anything on the level of Legacy Zords, it's being discussed behind NDAs at Toy Fair

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 January 2020 - 10:38 AM)

Lightning Collection is good, and they're taking their sweet time on making Zords that are better than Bandai's Zords.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 10:34 AM)

So, what's the general PR fandom consensus of the Hasbro run of PR so far? I pretty much stepped out of the community after I got the Bandai Legacy zords I wanted.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 08:46 AM)

that would require someone to BUY Hasbro PR toys...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 07:17 AM)

Well hopefully see some cool PR stuff. Wish BBTS sold Hasbro PR toys.

@  fourteenwings : (24 January 2020 - 07:01 AM)

February 22nd through 25th, I feel like it was earlier last year...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 06:32 AM)

When is NY TF?

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:43 PM)

I don't know about Hasbro's general policy but I know everybody was on lockdown for Frozen II, which included both LEGO and Hasbro. Plus, I'm guessing everybody is holding off PR for NY Toy Fair? Overall, it's best to remember that Toy Fairs are for buyers, not fans.

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:41 PM)

LEGO has been doing this for ages, including sending cease and desists when outlets get leaked images.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:42 PM)

And then they ended up selling off the brand, so I guess I wasn't the only one.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:41 PM)

Last time a toy brand I followed tightened down on toy fair and all the invited guests posted glowing reviews of what they saw, I ended up being disappointed as heck.

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:34 PM)

JediNews UK basically said they got a walkthrough of Lego's showcase...but were legally bound to NOT talk about anything, much less take pics.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:24 PM)

I wondered why I had seen basically nothing newsworthy from the event

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:14 PM)

Word is that Hasbro and Lego have their UK Toy Fair stuff on MAJOR lockdown. Full NDAs and everything.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 09:28 PM)

Seeing people say the $0.99 + $20 shipping item is cheaper than the $19.99 + free shipping item and getting tons of likes for it... I just don't know anymore.

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

if you havent already, y'all check your walmarts clearance aisle. i found siege six shot for $5. course, it could just be my walmart, but never hurts to look

@  Vexwing : (23 January 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Candlejack is going to need more ro

@  Patch : (23 January 2020 - 06:30 PM)

I thought you had to type out Candlejack's full name bef

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 02:46 PM)

I typed in the wrong tab.

@  Paladin : (23 January 2020 - 02:32 PM)

must've been the works of Candleja

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 02:06 PM)

looks like maximus wiped himself out mid-sentence

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 08:42 AM)

Disregard this.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:19 AM

Hahahaha

 

If only! But I've been known to use the = ) smilie, at least. I dunno ... let's just follow the mental auto-complete.

 

Excellent work, Patchy. You take a lot of care in acknowledging opposing arguments and really presenting your case as a solution for readers on both sides of the debate, which is very nice to see in a subject like gun control testing for unborn gay welfare fetuses, which is a very controversial issue that can often lead writers to focus more on their own feelings in the subject than on their readers'. You've also documented your research very carefully, including your numerous citations for the Qu'ran and Wikipedia. Ordinarily, I would say that depending so heavily on just two of your sources would be problematic, but in this case, you've essentially organized your argument around these two perspectives and done the research where necessary to counter them or identify oversights, which is the important thing. I'm also very impressed with the presentation of the personal story to build interest at the beginning of the essay and establish yourself as having a "right" to speak on this subject, as well as the extra work you've put into clarifying transitions and definitions since the rough draft stage. Nice work! = )

 

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Introduction that explains context and identifies central question: 10/10

Rogerian or Classical organizational plan, clearly forecasted: 10/10

Use of at least 5 sources in support of your argument and your opposition: 9/10

Use of relevant examples from these sources and sufficient support for your case: 10/10

Care taken to establish your ethos (both expertise and credibility) as well as mutual respect in the debate: 10/10

 

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Organization with an introduction, main points, and conclusion: 10/10 

Use of clear transitions between ideas: 10/10

Academic tone, approachable, avoiding slang but not overly dry: 8/10 

Editing for spelling, grammar, and mechanical errors: 9/10

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Total: 98/100

 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 13 April 2015 - 11:21 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:29 AM

LOL. That's the most detailed feedback I've ever gotten, for a paper I never actually wrote, no less.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:34 AM

Ha! Yeah, I'm always amazed when students say that. I don't know what normal comp teachers do with their time. Then again, it also drove me to actual insanity in less than four years, so. Meh.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 13 April 2015 - 11:34 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:40 AM

In my experience it breaks down to some yes or no questions...

1. Does it meet the length requirement?

2. Does it feature the required amounts of in text citations and sources?

3. Does it demonstrate proper mechanics?

I've gotten As on phoned in papers just because I'm good at following directions, I guess.
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Posted 13 April 2015 - 03:56 PM

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 03:58 PM

That Vehicon's transformation is still incredible.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 04:04 PM

why is the picture have his dog

 

she's a lady



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Posted 13 April 2015 - 05:23 PM

Yes, that's rather what amused me about it.

 

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Just gonna watch this for a bit now. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:30 PM

Am I seeing this right and the black car's roof, hood, and windows fold up into the legs of the robot?


Nerds have always missed the point of the things they love in favour of obsessing over minutiae of the setting.

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:59 PM

Yes, it's pretty fantastic.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 07:01 PM

Damn, I usually only see something like that on Studio Half-Eye's stuff.


Nerds have always missed the point of the things they love in favour of obsessing over minutiae of the setting.

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:52 PM

the Jet vehicon does the same thing and has wings!



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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:55 PM

Yeah, but the wings don't, like, disappear into his shirtsleeves or something. They're extraneous to the marvel that is Steve.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

Ooh, that animator knows their stuff. Me likey!


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:30 PM

why is the picture have his dog

 

she's a lady

It could be someone else's dog


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:37 PM

my first thought as well.



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:47 AM

Yes, that's rather what amused me about it.

 

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Just gonna watch this for a bit now. 

Does anyone else find this transformation creepy? It's like a robotic version of John Carpenter's Thing.



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:54 AM

it's not 'creepy' for me so much as a better example of alien biology then say the more standard Autobot transformations that are basically kneel a certain way and let kibble drive you around



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:59 AM

It's a lot less spidery in person.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 01:44 AM

 

Yes, that's rather what amused me about it.

 

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Just gonna watch this for a bit now. 

Does anyone else find this transformation creepy? It's like a robotic version of John Carpenter's Thing.

 

 

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