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@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:08 PM)

I never even bothered to see it.


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#2761 Powered Convoy

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:37 AM

Some of the Legends re-releases did not get enough orders to see production:  http://snakas.blog95...entry-6086.html

 

This includes LG-07 Jetfire, LG-13 Megatron, LG-31 Fortress Maximus, and LG-32 Chromedome.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:40 AM

So those 4 will not be re-released along side Windblade, Arcee, Blurr, Wheelie, Ultra Magnus, and Scourge.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:38 AM

Who wants the old Windblade when we have a superior version wiv da big boobies?

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:49 AM

Who wants the old Windblade when we have a superior version with the ability to stand up?



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:56 AM

Wasn't that only a problem with the T30 Generations version?

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:16 AM

Front page mentions that the reissue is of Legends Metroplex. It's not exactly correct. It's a reissue of the Generations figured as a Legends exclusive.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:26 AM

It's "LG-EX", so I'm assuming. Presumably it'll at least come with a new comic.

 

Ooooh, new comic sounds good. Maybe it'll tell how Metroplex finally gets out of the Legends world and back into the JG1 cartoon world so that he can appear in the UW Offshots for the Aerialbots and the Stunticons (according to the continuity talk I had with Sakamoto back at BotCon 2016, those UW Offshots take place after Metroplex gets back home from being in the Legends world).


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:35 PM

Front page mentions that the reissue is of Legends Metroplex. It's not exactly correct. It's a reissue of the Generations figured as a Legends exclusive.

Cool, thanks for the correction. = ] 


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 10 August 2017 - 01:46 PM

It's "LG-EX", so I'm assuming. Presumably it'll at least come with a new comic.

 
Ooooh, new comic sounds good. Maybe it'll tell how Metroplex finally gets out of the Legends world and back into the JG1 cartoon world so that he can appear in the UW Offshots for the Aerialbots and the Stunticons (according to the continuity talk I had with Sakamoto back at BotCon 2016, those UW Offshots take place after Metroplex gets back home from being in the Legends world).

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:34 PM

 

 

It's "LG-EX", so I'm assuming. Presumably it'll at least come with a new comic.

 
Ooooh, new comic sounds good. Maybe it'll tell how Metroplex finally gets out of the Legends world and back into the JG1 cartoon world so that he can appear in the UW Offshots for the Aerialbots and the Stunticons (according to the continuity talk I had with Sakamoto back at BotCon 2016, those UW Offshots take place after Metroplex gets back home from being in the Legends world).

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic.

No sarcasm. Full sincerity.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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 10 August 2017 - 06:07 PM

This rerelease generally annoys me since I have two of this figure already and will feel compelled to get this one as well simply for the new comic it comes with.

 

im making ZERO promises, but IF i get metroplex (i never got him the first time around, but this one is very expensive) then you can gladly have the comic. i have no interest in it


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 06:38 PM

Thanks Telly!

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:41 PM

didnt see a post for this already. but knowing me its already been posted and i skipped over it lol

 

pics of takara overlord. comes with 2 titan masters. havent paid much attention to hasbros to tell whatelse is different

 

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:44 PM

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:17 AM

Who wants the old Windblade when we have a superior version wiv da big boobies?

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:50 AM

I got that reference!


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:28 AM

Okay, so if preorders are closed on those Legends re-releases does that mean I blew my shot to get those or is there going to be another chance to buy them once they're out?

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:08 PM

There is a chance they'll get more in than they were able to pre-sale.  However, odds aren't that great.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:42 PM

Dang... Oh well, at least Arcee and Windblade are getting TR toys.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 01:02 PM

 

 

 

It's "LG-EX", so I'm assuming. Presumably it'll at least come with a new comic.

 
Ooooh, new comic sounds good. Maybe it'll tell how Metroplex finally gets out of the Legends world and back into the JG1 cartoon world so that he can appear in the UW Offshots for the Aerialbots and the Stunticons (according to the continuity talk I had with Sakamoto back at BotCon 2016, those UW Offshots take place after Metroplex gets back home from being in the Legends world).

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic.

No sarcasm. Full sincerity.

 

 

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