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@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2019 - 02:57 PM)

Depends on the restaurant and the area. There's no universal rule about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2019 - 02:41 PM)

I thought restaurants were one of the few things that stayed open on holidays, along with movie theatres and the like

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 April 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Well here I am hungry on a Sunday afternoon and I head to Chipotle only to find out right then and there that the place is closed for Easter. Yay.

@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.


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Posted 14 June 2015 - 04:20 AM

Images courtesy of Distribuidora de Brinquedos Hobby.

TF Figura Ridisguise Minicons Sortido

Wave 1: Slipstream, Sawback (formerly "AkitaWolf"), Divebomb (formery "Sliver"), Dragonus (formerly "Dragon").

Availability: Out in Singapore, out in Hong Kong, out in Canada, out in Slovakia, out in the United Kingdom, out in the US.

Online:
Robot Kingdom: Entire wave
Element Plus Toy: Slipstream, Sawback, Divebomb, Dragonus
Red Mercury: Slipstream, Sawback, Divebomb, Dragonus
Monster Japan: Slipstream, Sawback, Divebomb, Dragonus

Slipstream_robot.jpg Slipstream_frame.jpg Slipstream_pk_US.jpg Slipstream_pk_EU.jpg
Sawback_alt.jpg Sawback_frame.jpg Sawback_pk_US.jpg
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Dragonus_alt.jpg Dragonus_frame.jpg Dragonus_pk_US.jpg

NOTE: We've seen the Slipstream robot mode image before. I've included it (and the US packaging image) from the old news story for the sake of completeness, because for some reason this new set depicts him in European packaging.

Wave 2: Velocirazor (formerly "Buzzsaw"), Beastbox, Ratbat, Sandsting (formerly "Scorpion"); UPDATE: listed for preorder at Robot Kingdom!

Availability: Out in Hong Kong, out in the US.

Online:
Robot Kingdom: Entire wave
Element Plus Toy: Velocirazor, Beastbox, Ratbat, Sandsting
Monster Japan: Velocirazor, Beastbox, Ratbat, Sandsting
Red Mercury: Velocirazor, Beastbox, Ratbat, Sandsting

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Beastbox_robot.jpg Beastbox_frame.jpg Beastbox_pk_US.jpg
Ratbat_robot.jpg Ratbat_frame.jpg Ratbat_pk_US.jpg
Sandsting_robot.jpg Sandsting_frame.jpg Sandsting_pk_US.jpg
Toy Fair images of the whole bunch

Also, this site seriously does not believe in downscaling.

Edited by Nevermore, 31 July 2015 - 12:51 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 06:07 AM

Deployers: Autobot Drift & Jetstorm, Decepticon Fracture & Airazor. main page article with links to in-hand galleries.

Availability: Out in Singapore, out in Hong Kong, out in Canada, out in Slovakia, out in Australia, out in the UK, out in the US.

Online:
Robot Kingdom: Entire wave
Element Plus Toy: Drift & Jetstorm, Fracture & Airazor
Monster Japan: Drift & Jetstorm, Fracture & Airazor
Red Mercury: Drift & Jetstorm, Fracture & Airazor

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Drift_Jetstorm_alt.jpg Drift_Jetstorm_bot.jpg Drift_Jetstorm_pk_US.jpg
Fracture_Airazor_alt.jpg Fracture_Airazor_bot.jpg Fracture_Airazor_pk_US.jpg

Edited by Nevermore, 24 July 2015 - 04:49 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 06:31 AM


Want these to be at retail so much.

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 08:35 AM

I LOVE the fact that new names of characters are being introduced, rather than recycling old ones.

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 09:01 AM

can't wait to see them at retail.


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Posted 14 June 2015 - 09:21 AM

I like the looks of these way more than anticipated.  While I prefer my Mini-cons to have useful alt modes, I can forgive the lack of them in this series because they all have so much personality in bot mode.  Definitely ready for these to hit. 



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Posted 14 June 2015 - 12:27 PM

I expect they will be something I will buy once on sale and ignore completely when they come in at what ever delusional price point Hasbro & retailers peg them at in the 1st place.

 

The wolf, Raptor & Scorpion hold the most appeal - but they don't do much so I'm not going to rush about after them like I do the previous products sold as Minicons.

 

Funny how something that is so Arms Micron like holds so little appeal to me - I should be pumped for them - but I'm just not - perhaps if they had chromed armour or sported more paint on the base body I'd see them in a more positive way.

 

As it stands at the moment they are filed under the Constructbots & Kreo Heading of - 'They don't exist to me until they are giving them away at a heavy discount'



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Posted 14 June 2015 - 01:12 PM

Misread Sawback as Sawbuck for a second and was greatly confused/hopeful the time for a lumberjack transformer had finally come.



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Posted 14 June 2015 - 03:59 PM

You will be able to get two for a sawbuck!



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 05:19 AM

Love the artwork on Dragonus. He looks mischievous. And Ratbat's face is awesome! I am liking these more and more, wish they had more paint apps, though. Anyone know what the price point is?

 

 

Anyone knows whether the rumors that the armor can combine into weapons or a new character is true? I read it around the last SDCC as a rumor.

 

 

 

I expect they will be something I will buy once on sale and ignore completely when they come in at what ever delusional price point Hasbro & retailers peg them at in the 1st place.

 

The wolf, Raptor & Scorpion hold the most appeal - but they don't do much so I'm not going to rush about after them like I do the previous products sold as Minicons.

 

Funny how something that is so Arms Micron like holds so little appeal to me - I should be pumped for them - but I'm just not - perhaps if they had chromed armour or sported more paint on the base body I'd see them in a more positive way.

 

As it stands at the moment they are filed under the Constructbots & Kreo Heading of - 'They don't exist to me until they are giving them away at a heavy discount'

 

Here in Hungary, now all Constructbots are under heavy sale - previously it was just the BH ones (those were sold at a discount from the start) but now the AoE ones are too. As for Kre-O, apart from Müller we never had those.


Edited by BB Shockwave, 15 June 2015 - 05:21 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 09:08 AM

Anyone know what the price point is?

*clicks through to the helpfully-provided preorder link, divides by four*

 

Actual RK price is about $5.50 each, so I'd wager most US retailers will have them for $5-6 depending on the store. I'll let you figure out what that means on your end. :)



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 09:23 AM

I thought I remembered hearing they were $5 a pop, all right, which seems positively decent.


Edited by Chris McFeely, 15 June 2015 - 09:23 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 09:12 PM

Front Page article featuring Deployers Drift & Fracture

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 09:24 PM

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 09:46 PM

I wish you could buy a launcher that wasn't attached to a robot.

 

Or one you could attach to a dlx or something.



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 02:06 AM

Velocirazor continues to be an awesome name. Stealing it.



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 07:02 AM

Second post updated with Deployers, including list of current availability options!

Edited by Nevermore, 16 June 2015 - 07:02 AM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 16 June 2015 - 10:26 AM

Whats that hanging off Fracture's leg in robot mode? Thats not the deployer mechanism is it?!

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 10:45 AM

Some of those Torpedo shaped Microns look a lot like they are supposed to be legs for some sort of combination.

 

I wish they'd called the little things Deployers instead of Minicons are they "Deploy" and are functionally closer to Data Disks anyway.

And Hasbro insists on calling Cassettes and things similar to cassettes "Deployers" anyway - not that it's caught on much with many people.

 

But since these have very little to do with Minicons or Micron I just feel they'd have been batter off marketed with a new unique description for the little guys like Deployer (which is what they call the things that shoot them anyway).

 

By making these things are Hasbro saying they have abandoned the concept of true Minicons/Microns for good now ?

 

Oh and just to not I don't mind that Arms Micron's are kits or unpainted as they do hold onto the essential point of Minicons/Microns which is to powerlink with something bigger to enhance their weapons or abilities... which hold true from Armada and right into Arms Microns.

 

I do think these guys do do that they do "enhance" and existing toys - but there is something about them that to me seems more like a brand new thing than a continuation of the concept.

 

If Takara make their own versions and do them better then I might be a bit more interested than I am so far - I do like them but no more than I do data Discs really. Where as I am positively obsessed with Microns & Minicons



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 02:26 PM

Whats that hanging off Fracture's leg in robot mode? Thats not the deployer mechanism is it?!


It is.
"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian