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@  Waspinator : (17 December 2018 - 12:29 AM)

I'd say it's more of a crushing sensation than a sucking one.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 December 2018 - 09:57 PM)

Whole heartedly agree.

@  Paladin : (16 December 2018 - 07:22 PM)

migraines suck.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2018 - 04:39 PM)

They may have had it earlier than that; Risa uses weather control tech to maintain its resort-style climate, and it was shown to already be established in the late 22nd century

@  wonko the sane? : (16 December 2018 - 03:13 PM)

By next gen they had weather control on earth, and were even in the process of upgrading the geologic stability network. So yeah: habitat maintenance on the next level.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 December 2018 - 02:51 PM)

Something something invert polarity something technobabble something.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2018 - 02:38 PM)

I imagine World War III managed to decimate enough of the industrial economies that they inadvertently managed to exceed their carbon reduction targets from the Paris Accords, and then by the time Earth got back on its feet after the development of warp drive and first contact with the Vulcans, electricity was able to be generated cleanly and much more efficiently

@  The Doctor Who : (16 December 2018 - 01:48 PM)

I mean, they have futuristic weather control satellites and everything, I would imagine that global warming is a thing of the past in Trek.

@  unluckiness : (16 December 2018 - 09:39 AM)

How's that unrealistic? Not even the ocean wants it.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

The most unrealistic thing (from a U.S. perspective) is that Florida isn't underwater!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

I was reminded today of a funny thing about Star Trek:

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:58 PM)

Whatever they can sell it for?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 December 2018 - 09:48 PM)

Geez, WTF do those China sellers on eBay need my phone number for?

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Does the PotP voyager Starscream's chest stick out so far in combiner torso mode? It's kinda weird how much Elita Infinite's back seems so empty up top but very... protruding lower down.

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 01:26 AM)

Trying to fit Elita One's combiner head back into her torso is a pain in the arse (and not just because her torso becomes her arse in combiner torso mode)

@  RichardT1977 : (14 December 2018 - 10:04 PM)

Power corrupts and corruption empowers.

@  Echowarrior : (14 December 2018 - 07:10 PM)

Welcome to real life...at least until enough people get fed up and they break out the guillotines.

@  Pennpenn : (14 December 2018 - 06:58 PM)

It's almost as if the people with the most money have funneled money into making the systems of government and law serve their purposes in retaining their wealth, no matter how harmful, counterintuitive, or just flat out evil they have to be. Huh.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/10/mother-jones-vandersloot-melaleuca-lawsuit/

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:45 PM)

Some states have laws against that, but they're in a tiny minority. There are plenty of cases where rich people have gone after journalists and their employers for accurate reporting, lost, but still left their targets saddled with hundreds of thousands ofdollars in legal fees and no hope of recovering anyof the money because a partisan judge has decreed that while they're innocent, they're not innocent enough.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:43 PM)

The american system is as bad, there are plenty of cases of billionaires or corporations filing libel suits purely to kill reporting or activisim against their activities. SLAPP suits. Strategic Lawsuits against public participation.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:48 PM)

e.g. British libel laws place the burden of proof on the accuser, which is how we wind up with Emirati billionaires suing Western journalists in British courts

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:46 PM)

Never visited the UK in my life, but reading about British laws in the news gives me the vibe that British culture inherently protects the wealthy and established.

@  Anonymous X : (14 December 2018 - 12:39 PM)

Sounds a lot better than labour law in the UK. It's bare minimum standards here, you don't get any employment rights as such in the first two years of employment (and the employer can arbitrarily reset the clock). Unions are limited to a few public sector professions as well; in the private sector, there basically aren't any unions.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:25 PM)

Bonus points if your company has a works council. The employer is required by law to hear the works council prior to giving you your termination. The works council cannot prevent your termination if the employer really insists on going through with it, but if the employer failed to hear the works council, didn't wait for the works council to respond, or failed to tell the works council *all* the relevant details, the termination is legally invalid due to a technicality.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:23 PM)

The employer has to tell you the reason for your termination if you explicitly ask for it, and if you can prove the reason is factually incorrect, the employer may lose the case.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

For all its flaws, I really like a lot about our German labor law. Here, if you're under a permanent contract and have been continually employed for over six months, employers can only fire you for reasons that fall into one of three categories defined by law, and the burden of proof is on the employer's side in a potential court case.

@  Paladin : (13 December 2018 - 05:38 PM)

in brightest day or blackest night?

@  Bass X0 : (13 December 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Finally we get a Greenlight toy.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 December 2018 - 04:58 PM)

See.. In America they would just fire you for having the wrong color shoes on or some BS reason.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:13 AM)

And hey, in addition to the clocked extra hours, I earned an additional 50% overtime bonus.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:12 AM)

This past Saturday, in full expectance of a strike this week, I worked a full extra shift. They assigned me and some of the other volunteers to a totally pointless task, while some ladies were seriously sweeping the floor. When asked how long I was planning to stay, I smiled and said "a full shift!"

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

"You were asking for volunteers, right? I'm staying." - "But we have no more work for you!" - "I don't see how that's *my* problem..."

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

It's possible to use that to troll the employer a little, though... Once they allow voluntary overtime, they cannot backtrack from that. So once you notice you're rapidly running out of work, you just decide to do overtime out of spite.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:08 AM)

Now if there's *no* strike... people eventually run out of work.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:07 AM)

Amazon is prepared for strikes... they just hire way too many people for the Christmas season. If there's a strike, they still have enough (albeit inexperienced) workers.

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 07:49 PM)

Not one bit :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 December 2018 - 06:46 PM)

@Steevy Did you read TM2's post? "Amazon.de".

@  Paladin : (12 December 2018 - 06:37 PM)

just wait until the European economy collapses up its Brexit-shaped asshole.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 06:22 PM)

Probably not a ton of people, no. Although I'd say I order from one European Amazon site once every month or two, myself. Usually UK, but sometimes Germany as well. France and Italy a couple times, too. There are some good Blu-Ray releases that are exclusive to Europe

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 06:00 PM)

I'm not sure a European strike is going to impact North American customers.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 04:13 PM)

Well, somebody must've been working 'cuz I had an order in with Amazon.de that got shipped out the other day

@  Echowarrior : (12 December 2018 - 01:29 PM)

Amazon.

@  Benbot : (12 December 2018 - 01:01 PM)

AOL?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:22 PM)

Also, strike has been extended. So no working for 50 minutes. Would have been fun, though.

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:21 PM)

I said numerous times already that I work at that big American corporation that begins with "A".

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

Preferably the equivalent of Lara Croft or Indiana Jones a thousand years from now

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 December 2018 - 02:26 PM)

The turkeys... The answer is always the Turkeys.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 December 2018 - 02:05 PM)

Who would be the heroes in this situation?

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 02:03 PM)

When I die, I want my body to be part of a puzzle solution. Like, have my skeleton pointing at the clue the heroes are supposed to find.


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#221 Sabrblade

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 01:05 PM

Wouldn't the retail versions from the same molds have the same transformation steps? Do the scans really need to be from the exclusives' instruction sheets?

Pretty sure she means scans of the the assembly instructions, since she has to actually build the figures.


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Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 01:14 PM

Oh, I missed "unassembled" somehow.

#223 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 01:21 PM

I have bought (or am going to buy) some of the Botcon unassembled customization class figures from Fun Pub's going out of business sale.  Can anybody hook me up with scans of the instructions for the following:

 

2014 (Primal Prime)

2012 (Shattered Glass Longarm)

2011 (Animated Minerva) 

2010 (G2 Sideswipe)

2009 (Shattered Glass Thunderclash)

2007 (Overkill)

 

Thanks for your help!

 

I have the BotCon 2009 assembly instruction book, but would need to scan it. PM me if you still need it, and let me know how to get a file to you.



#224 Spark

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 01:24 PM

Why not just post it?  Not like FP's invested in it anymore and that's an interesting bit of history.


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#225 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 01:34 PM

Why not just post it?  Not like FP's invested in it anymore and that's an interesting bit of history.

 

Personally, I'd rather not have to mess with finding permanent server space. If someone wants to host a file, and the admins here at the Allspark don't have a policy against it, I'm happy to send what I have.

 

It's also entirely possible that Hasbro doesn't want such information publicly available, but that's not my call. Just saying that it's a possibility.


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 24 October 2017 - 01:35 PM.


#226 Spark

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 02:02 PM

Hm...  You could always go through Dropbox.  I doubt Hasbro'd be too bothered since you can get the same knowledge by disassembling a figure anyway, but I understand your concern.


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#227 Chip

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 02:12 PM

I forgot this thread existed and now it has reappeared conveniently while I'm looking for something!  Hah HAH!
 
Anyone have scans of Fumihiko Akiyama's "Transformers in Japanese Missions" booklet or the Gobots zine that the Wiki cites on his page?  I've at least seen the former before, but I don't even know the name of the latter.


The latter is Gobots Generations. I haven't got scans though.

#228 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 03:03 PM

Hm...  You could always go through Dropbox.  I doubt Hasbro'd be too bothered since you can get the same knowledge by disassembling a figure anyway, but I understand your concern.

Dropbox works fine for a temporary storage, but I'm already near my free limit. I, personally, am less concerned about what Hasbro thinks than I imagine that the Allspark staff would have to be.


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 24 October 2017 - 03:04 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 03:35 PM

 

I have bought (or am going to buy) some of the Botcon unassembled customization class figures from Fun Pub's going out of business sale.  Can anybody hook me up with scans of the instructions for the following:

 

2014 (Primal Prime)

2012 (Shattered Glass Longarm)

2011 (Animated Minerva) 

2010 (G2 Sideswipe)

2009 (Shattered Glass Thunderclash)

2007 (Overkill)

 

Thanks for your help!

 

I have the BotCon 2009 assembly instruction book, but would need to scan it. PM me if you still need it, and let me know how to get a file to you.

 

I do need it - I sent you a pm - thanks!



#230 Chip

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:59 PM

Has anybody got the Robo Machines comics? I've had the first series from The Eagle for years, and I've just learned that there was a second series all about Casmodon/Vamp. Unfortunately I can't find a valid download link.



#231 Verity Carlo

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:22 PM

I think there was these nice CBRs of them, not sure if they're still up for download.


 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:21 AM

Has anybody got the Robo Machines comics? I've had the first series from The Eagle for years, and I've just learned that there was a second series all about Casmodon/Vamp. Unfortunately I can't find a valid download link.

 

Yes, they are indeed still available if you'd like them. :)



#233 zephyrX9

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:00 AM

Maybe this isn't that hard to find, but anyone have scans of Earthforce?



#234 Spark

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:12 PM

Has anybody got the Robo Machines comics? I've had the first series from The Eagle for years, and I've just learned that there was a second series all about Casmodon/Vamp. Unfortunately I can't find a valid download link.

These?


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#235 Chip

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:21 PM

Those. I can't get the download links to work

#236 Creedence

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:20 PM

https://www.mediafir...OBO_MACHINE.rar
https://www.mediafir...HINE_BOOK_2.rar

#237 Chip

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:21 PM

Thank you!



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Posted 02 September 2018 - 07:41 AM

Maybe a stupid question, but does anyone have the TFNation 2017-comic "Trial & Error" available to download (although the story is non-canon)?

 

Also, I've never found the comic that was included with "Timelines Armada Skywarp" from the Transformers Collectors' Club (I mean the "Armada Volume 5"-comic). Is there also any way to get this?



#239 DARYL with periods

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 10:30 PM

Anyone have scans of the unassembled pieces of the STARS playset from the original G1 TF club?

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:35 PM

On the mind via Primal Prime talk in that other thread: what BotCon custom class figures have their profiles available online? I've got photos of Primal Prime and Galva Convoy's saved, and I feel like I've seen G2 Sideswipe and maybe Longarm's around, though don't seem to have them saved.

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