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@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

So,uh. Seems like Amazon's Prime Day really didn't go well this year.

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 09:55 AM)

It wasn't just blander and more polite bacon like I was expecting

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 July 2018 - 09:51 AM)

Canadian bacon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 09:15 AM)

And the even more important question is: is that ballpit deep enough to conceal a body... what?

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 05:35 AM)

THe more important question is if they have a ball pit

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2018 - 10:18 PM)

How many attendees on average does TFcon get? And how about TFNation?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 06:31 PM)

I stopped reading it.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 July 2018 - 06:04 PM)

If talking about it here is all it takes to get you, why hasn't the oreo thread killed you yet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL. Of your stomach.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 July 2018 - 04:09 PM)

Hey man, how you deal with yo problems is yo bidness.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 04:08 PM)

I did no such thing! I am innocent of the pop tart corruption!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 02:57 PM)

You guys made me buy cinnamon roll Pop Tarts today.

@  Otaku : (16 July 2018 - 02:38 PM)

@D Immortalis Just fill the bag with air first and pop that? XP Oh, and you won't like that I grew up microwaving them more often than actually toasting. ;)

@  Otaku : (16 July 2018 - 02:37 PM)

@MEDdMI Yeah, the even more artificial flavors like S'more are the ones that usually taste good cold. There exceptions... I think it was Sugar Cookie that needed to be toasted...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 02:19 PM)

And.. Amazon is borked.

@  Donocropolis : (16 July 2018 - 05:55 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw - Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered him and P/CP

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 01:41 AM)

Repugnus up

@  Paladin : (15 July 2018 - 07:41 PM)

or add peanut butter.

@  MEDdMI : (15 July 2018 - 07:33 PM)

Nuke them enough in the microwave....?

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 06:43 PM)

if po tarts dont POP then they become a lie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 05:10 PM)

I typically just went for the traditional flavours... I think mostly Rasberry or Strawberry. I'll have to pick up a box next time I'm out

@  MEDdMI : (15 July 2018 - 04:09 PM)

@Otaku I've tried that too with a few of them. I liked the soda flavored ones they had. Too bad they were limited. :(

@  Otaku : (15 July 2018 - 03:48 PM)

@D Immortalis Most Pop-Tarts I like are better eaten frozen... and the only reason I started doing that is because Pop-Tarts commercials told me to try them that way. XD

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 03:03 PM)

woohoo, just got my tickets to see From Ashes To New and Hollywood Undead on the 26th!

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 10:07 AM)

oh wow Jazz has heel spurs.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 July 2018 - 06:32 AM)

That's basically what happened to me. I was on that aisle for completely other reasons, caught sight of them in my peripheral, and then... just couldn't stop thinking about them.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 02:47 AM)

Hungry for pop tarts now - haven't had those in years

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

anyone that doesnt put theit pop tarts in a toaster is a heretic.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

Do they still make the cinnamon-brown sugar ones?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 09:03 PM)

Yup. And?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 08:29 PM)

Aren't Pop Tarts like, totally junk for you by the definition of the word?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Four IS standard... but it's been so long I had forgotten.

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 July 2018 - 07:29 PM)

Bah, wonko, I remember when 4 was STANDARD

@  Paladin : (14 July 2018 - 04:10 PM)

https://twitter.com/NickRoche/status/1018234094310879234 people suck...

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 01:10 PM)

Me: opening a box of pop tarts. "Oh my god! There's FOUR in here?!?! Score!"


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:12 PM

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Hot on the heels of Fuller House, Inspector Gadget, and Richie Rich comes news that Netflix is looking to revive another series from your childhood.

 

Variety reports this morning that Netflix has partnered with DreamWorks Animation to produce several new series for the streaming service, including an updated take on everyone’s favorite 1980s Japanese import about robot lions that combine to make a bigger robot guy. The partnership also include a new animated series from Guillermo del Toro, titled Trollhunters, about “a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown.”



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:19 PM

Hmmm, all of those sound like fun. I'm looking forward to trying them.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:43 PM

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:44 PM

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 

I'd rather hope that it's good first.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:46 PM

 

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 

I'd rather hope that it's good first.

 

 

Well, yeah, that too :p



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:58 PM

I don't think I could take another "Voltron Force"...


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:59 PM

I really loved the design work that went into thd previous Voltron toon from a few years back. But annoying kids and a cheapass animation company really held it down.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 02:03 PM

I really loved the design work that went into thd previous Voltron toon from a few years back. But annoying kids and a cheapass animation company really held it down.

Plus the fact that there was NO way the combination schemes presented could work as toys.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 02:26 PM

Yeah, the story and animation was kind of 'meh', but I always thought this looked cool, and would have picked it up had it been available:

 

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 03:58 PM

I really loved the design work that went into thd previous Voltron toon from a few years back. But annoying kids and a cheapass animation company really held it down.

Plus the fact that there was NO way the combination schemes presented could work as toys.

They could've fudged around with the proportions, like with the Deluxe Fall of Cybertron Combaticons.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:25 PM

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 
I'd rather hope that it's good first.

People have been waiting for a good Voltron since 1984.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:45 PM

Why does Voltron keep coming back?

 

It sucked in the 80s and it still sucks now!


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:50 PM

cause giant robots from space who turn into stuff makes lots of money



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:53 PM

 

 

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 
I'd rather hope that it's good first.

 

People have been waiting for a good Voltron since 1984.

 

 

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:04 PM

Is there any "need" for Voltron after 25 years of Power Rangers? The whole reason why all 5 or whatever Voltron revivals have been awful and died in a year and why this one will too is that they can never change anything about the character design or concept or else it will just BE Power Rangers.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:14 PM

Is there any "need" for Voltron after 25 years of Power Rangers? The whole reason why all 5 or whatever Voltron revivals have been awful and died in a year and why this one will too is that they can never change anything about the character design or concept or else it will just BE Power Rangers.

 

Well considering it was the second animated Sentai (Gatchaman being the first), of course its gonna be like Sentai, which Power Rangers is adapted from. An animated series, handled by a good team could end up having fun with the tropes of the genre.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:22 PM

Nostalgia always helps and Voltron is still beloved by quite a few. It was our Power Rangers before there was Power Rangers. That said though the thing that limits it is sticking to the same old formula which doesn't always have to be the case in animation.

 

Say what you will about Voltron Force but they did at least change Locales and had some plot outside of some random monsters sent by the Drule comes to the planet. And I think there could of been ways to pull off the VF multi Lion middle play pattern. Pretty much boils down to buying the original configuration which would come with and Extra Arm/leg version of the Black lion and sell the main body version of the rest separately which would come with the corresponding Voltron weaponry.

 

But hopefully they stray from the kid characters and try to make it enjoyable for past and new viewers alike.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:55 PM

I had forgotten the other Voltron attempts


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:55 PM

Well considering it was the second animated Sentai (Gatchaman being the first), of course its gonna be like Sentai, which Power Rangers is adapted from. An animated series, handled by a good team could end up having fun with the tropes of the genre.


Wait, do you mean "Sentai" as in "team of people with different colored bodysuits" or that specific long-running show/franchise (that Gatchaman predates)? 


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:06 PM

 

Well considering it was the second animated Sentai (Gatchaman being the first), of course its gonna be like Sentai, which Power Rangers is adapted from. An animated series, handled by a good team could end up having fun with the tropes of the genre.


Wait, do you mean "Sentai" as in "team of people with different colored bodysuits" or that specific long-running show/franchise (that Gatchaman predates)? 

 

 

While the Live action series has that specific title of Sentai, part of it, iirc, got off the grounds due to Gatchamen: a series about 5 young people given the ability to change into multi-colored costumed super heroes, who fight a vast evil army and even deal with giant monsters with powerful vehicles. Sentai even tends to follow the same naming rhetoric that 'Science Ninja Team Gatchaman' had. So yeah, even if it predates the genre, it's still a Sentai series as it laid out alot of the ideas and tropes we're still seeing nowadays.


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