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@  BlackMax : (21 November 2017 - 04:53 PM)

Sweet!

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2017 - 08:00 AM)

Okay, that's freaky good.

@  Locoman : (20 November 2017 - 11:02 PM)

Today I learned that the credits theme from Avatar syncs up alarmingly well with the theme from Beast Wars.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:24 PM)

We badly want to move and completely lack the money to do so. Sigh.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:23 PM)

Which, the opposite side of one bathroom wall is the bedroom. The other wall has all my Transformers on the other side. And it was so bad the other day it actually stunk up the laundry room below the bathroom.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:21 PM)

And the smell is leaking through the bathroom. I'm guessing the vents are connected.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Turns out they smoke. A lot. I know this because it's now cold outside and they're closing their windows.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

So, I moved to a duplex this summer. And I noticed my neighbor's kept their windows open all the time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 November 2017 - 06:58 PM)

The Netherlands fights the sea every day.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2017 - 02:32 PM)

It's a Spider's Game over there.

@  Boomhauer : (20 November 2017 - 09:08 AM)

The best moment of the Emu War is when they brought machine guns to shoot at large groups of birds and at no point a single person in the room brought up "wait but emus are fast won't they just dodge and-"

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 04:53 AM)

Yeah yeah, giant spiders. Look up the Great Emu War of the 1920s for instances of Australia trying to defeat it's wildlife and failing miserably.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 November 2017 - 03:41 AM)

Australia is still fighting their war on Giant Spiders.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 01:58 AM)

The queue is pretty long, and I don't think Australia is going anywhere any time soon.

@  Locoman : (19 November 2017 - 10:59 PM)

Welcome to the "political crisis" queue, here's your ticket.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Complicated lengthy coalition talks just failed.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Oh boy. Germany is in a political crisis.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:25 PM)

I could handle going back to not existing. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 01:14 PM)

Life is the brief recess we get from not existing before going back to not existing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:10 PM)

Nah.. Life is simply the precursor to death.

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 12:41 PM)

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 November 2017 - 08:37 AM)

You won't be at school or work anymore... so mitigated success.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2017 - 05:21 PM)

Just don't try to plug yourself into an outlet. It won't end well.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2017 - 04:57 PM)

Trying to stay awake at work or school is a lot like using your controller when it's on low battery

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

If you're used to doing it with tabs, that makes sense. It doesn't feel weird for me.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Also, it just feels weird if switching between webpages uses the same actions as switching between programs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I switch between different things on the browser and click on various plugins and stuff far more often than switching from program to program.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:19 AM)

Yeah I'm mostly just venting from frustration rather than trying to convince anyone, though @NotVeryNightly I will point out that the windows for the other programs I'm running are at the bottom of the screen as well.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Tabs are on the top, near the address bar, browser tools, plugins and whatnot so the cursor will be there frequently anyway. Switching windows would require going down the screen.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 10:03 AM)

I mean, you do you. No bigs. You've just got a fairly unique stance that surprised me.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I haven't seen words on the bottom bar of the screen since XP.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:13 AM)

All of which is put on the point that I don't care if people want to use tabs, I just want the option to not have them present for me on my browser.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:12 AM)

@Shrug- A quick glance at the bottom of the screen shows me what is open and where. Load times are basically so trivial that the load indicator on a tab is something I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "which instance is playing noise" is a fair point but has basically only really been approaching meaningful for me maybe twice in all the time tabs have existed.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:07 AM)

@NotveryKnightly- I have never encountered a situation where that is true, especially given that tabs are on the other side of the screen to the other things I'm switching through.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:06 AM)

@ Nevermore- The windows at the bottom have the names of the websites on them, presuming you don't collapse them.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:08 AM)

Geez, this is reminding me of the awful pre-tab days.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

I can look at the tab to see if it hasn't finished loading yet. Now you can see which tab is playing sound, so no need to hunt through windows to find a video ad that started playing.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And a quick glance lets me know whats open and where. No clicking multiple windows hunting for something. No waiting for some window preview to pop up (which wasn't available when tabs first started.)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Switching between tabs is way quicker than between windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:09 AM)

It's like having a clear structore with sub-directores, instead of just having all files on your computer stored in one giant directory.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:08 AM)

This way, I can switch between windows and then select the tab, instead of always trying to remember which window is for which website.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:07 AM)

I find one browser window with multiple tabs a lot easier to handle alongside other windows than multiple browser windows alongside other windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

I find multiple tabs a lot more comfortable than multiple windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

erm... no?

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 03:26 AM)

On mobile devices and whatever I understand why tabs would be a thing, but on a full desktop browser it's just- "Hey, here's a thing that's kind of like opening a new window, but objectively worse in every practical way"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 November 2017 - 01:41 AM)

Someone remind me again: which versions of the CW Hot Spot mold did not suffer from bad hip ratcheting?

@  BlackMax : (16 November 2017 - 06:33 PM)

Holy crap I just pushed the F11 key for the first time on a keyboard since about 1994.

@  Shrug : (16 November 2017 - 01:11 PM)

tabs being wretched bs is definitely an opinion I've never seen before

@  RC85747 : (16 November 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Vivaldi lets you hide the tab bar

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 07:45 AM)

Yeah but that gets rid of everything else as well.


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#1141 Nevermore

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:47 AM

Premier Edition Hot Rod now also listed at Target!
Transformers: The Last Knight Premier Edition Deluxe Autobot Hot Rod : Target

So much for "maybe intended for overseas markets".

Edited by Nevermore, 01 October 2017 - 08:03 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 01 October 2017 - 03:58 PM

And in the Netherlands, "Autobots Unite" Deluxe Hot Rod is now available at Top1Toys:
https://www.top1toys...-figuren-deluxe

There's an in-store sighting too:
http://www.tfw2005.c...6#post-15081001

Since the website depicts non-stock photos in European packaging and that guy at TFW2005 also confirmed that the figure he saw was in European packaging, we're probably dealing with a genuine European release here, not an import.

For the record, Deluxe Hot Rod, along with the rest of the "Autobots Unite" subline, has been previously released as an Asda exclusive in the United Kingdom, and several of the figures are also listed by Prisma, a hypermarket chain from Finland.

Maybe they'll show up in Germany next?

Edited by Nevermore, 01 October 2017 - 03:58 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."
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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:38 AM

As I travel west, I've found several Walmarts with the Nitro/Scorn Voyager wave across 3 states. So it seems they're pushing east...

 

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:45 AM

I've seen Scorn at my local Target since last week but no Nitro.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 06:38 AM

http://snakas.blog95...entry-6155.html

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:13 AM

Premier Edition Hot Rod now also listed at Target!
Transformers: The Last Knight Premier Edition Deluxe Autobot Hot Rod : Target

So much for "maybe intended for overseas markets".

Yeeeeah...  I think Wal-mart dumped their exclusives.  Heh.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:51 AM

These guys have entirely new packaging, though. That can't really be a result of Walmart abandoning their exclusives - which, remember, the Flip-and-Change guys have been out for a month-plus, so if they did dump their exclusives, they dumped all of them except that one, for some reason. (And their exclusive Jada Hot Rods, which have been out for months.)

 

Meanwhile, Target almost certainly abandoned that Voyager Prime, and he's just in his Target exclusive packaging but with a TRU sticker. This is more like..."well, you had your limited window of exclusivity, but we have to get this major character out for everyone now". Except Walmart has never had him and it boggles the mind to think anybody else is going to make it to wave 5 Deluxes...



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:22 AM

If Walmart abandoned their exclusives, then why can their exclusive version of Deluxe Hot Rod in "Autobots Unite" packaging be ordered through their website right now? Or at least it could, as people did already receive their shipments.

Also, a minor oddity regarding that exclusive Voyager Optimus Prime: The version available at TRU is lacking the "Reveal The Shield" logo from its packaging, which the European version available at Argos in the UK, as well as the Tiny Turbo Changer 3-pack and the 1-Step Turbo Changer 6-pack (both of which are still exclusive to Target in the US), have.

Edited by Nevermore, 02 October 2017 - 10:23 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 02 October 2017 - 10:30 AM

I hadn't heard that it had ever come into stock on the website, so that's new.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:52 AM

I hadn't heard that it had ever come into stock on the website, so that's new.


http://www.tfw2005.c...5#post-15074553
http://www.tfw2005.c...6#post-15078033

Edited by Nevermore, 02 October 2017 - 11:53 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 02 October 2017 - 11:57 AM

Yeah, mine should be delivered today.

What's stupid weird is the price for it dropped days after they sold out. They must have some kind of discount algorithm that still runs even when out of stock.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:45 PM

Allspark Tech Shadow Spark Optimus now available from Tesco Direct. £30 vs the £35 it is in stores.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 07:45 PM

I just got the Wave 3 Deluxes from Target.com today. I know they haven't propagated much yet, but...has anybody figured out how Bumblebee's cannon stows in car mode? There's a big obvious empty area at the front of the cabin, and there's a tab on the cannon that isn't used in either arm mode or pegged-to-back mode, but I can't for the life of me figure out how it's supposed to fit/connect inside the car.

 

Edit: Oh, I see. It just tabs onto the side. I guess I was tricked by that big empty section.


Edited by SwiftEagle, 02 October 2017 - 07:50 PM.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:29 PM

Got Hot Rod today.

He is definitely the Okayest figure I've picked up in a long while. Think I'll go cancel my Lockdown MTB pre-order now. Not a mold I need to double dip on.

Edited by Shrug, 02 October 2017 - 09:30 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:45 PM

I like him, but boy is he inappropriately huge.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:59 PM

I like him, but boy is he inappropriately huge.

Is he taller than the other deluxes?  The only other toy I had "out" when I opened him was Universe Hardhead and I couldn't get over the fact that a decade ago I was regretting squeezing my toy budget to buy Ultra class figures for $25 and here I have a piddly $20 deluxe on my coffee table.


Edited by Shrug, 02 October 2017 - 09:59 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:28 PM

He's two heads taller than TLK Barricade, for example.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:00 PM

It's a bit odd looking next to the others, but I'm glad Hot Rod isn't stuck with the same dumpy body the original mold had. Wish Lockdown had gotten the same height treatment (that sounds odd to say). I mpbest remember him being lanky and imposing.


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 12:22 PM

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 12:41 PM

He's two heads taller than TLK Barricade, for example.

 

I wonder how Hot Rod looks next to Battle Blade Bumblebee. He was also strangely tall, wasn't he?


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