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@  Nevermore : (21 January 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Germany considers Monday the first day of the week.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 02:18 AM)

Can I just say that right now... I hate the USA?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

There are languages where the days are named for numbers and Sunday is "one". Like Arabic.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 01:31 AM)

Isn't it sort of a religious thing for Sunday to be the start of the week but most people just go with the first day they go to work for the week?

@  unitremover : (20 January 2018 - 01:02 AM)

I feel like I've known plenty of Americans who'd say Monday is the first day of the week.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

Personally Monday will always be the first day of the week for me. The notion that Sunday is somehow the first day of the week seems completely nonsensical to me.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

I'm fairly sure it is in Australia, but that tends to get blurred because of US influence.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:19 AM)

(It's Sunday here in the U.S.)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:18 AM)

Anyone here live in a country where Monday is considered the first day of the week?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 08:40 PM)

Maybe?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

But do they search barf?

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Under water, the fish don't stink.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 07:42 PM)

I read that at first as "Everyone is a fish...."

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2018 - 06:08 PM)

Everyone has a fetish, I guess.

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 05:56 PM)

I parsed it as "search barf" at first.

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 05:05 PM)

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@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 02:54 PM)

Oh, hey, that's not the search bar! Whoops.

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 12:48 PM)

reflector camera mode

@  MEDdMI : (19 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

But did you get a Snowbombcyclopsragnarokdoomstorm like the US NE got last week?

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Netherlands? We got one hell of a storm here in Germany the other day too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.


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#1201 Spark

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:48 AM

I'm thinking something went really wrong with distribution.  I mean, it's not like any other stores seem to be getting much TLK either except for Toys R Us, and that's just their exclusives.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:50 AM

Yeah, I mean, you can complain about general distribution or I-never-saw-x-in-my-area or it-was-a-month-after-the-California-sightings-before-we-got-y but this is a whole new level. This is functionally an entire toyline in nearly the entire country.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:55 AM

Stores not getting or dumping exclusives is pretty new, especially.  I can't think of that happening before aside from exclusives getting out-and-out canned before being solicited, like the tail end RotF stuff.

 

And Target basically having no exclusives after always having a load for every other movie is just extra weird.


Edited by Spark, 19 October 2017 - 09:56 AM.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:24 AM

So is the writing on the wall with this last movie offering?

 

Do retailers not want Transformers movie toys like they did with the last 4 movies?




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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:26 AM

Went to TRU after a very bad day.

No Infernocus despite much of the other stuff. However, spotted a lone box of "TRA MOV5 COMBINER W/SLUG" on an unattended trolley and opened it. 4 Infernocus inside, one now bought.

The codename is probably old news but worth sharing if you need to ask staff to check for it.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:31 AM

So is the writing on the wall with this last movie offering?

 

Do retailers not want Transformers movie toys like they did with the last 4 movies?

 

I wouldn't be surprised if orders were lower than the last movie, but that can't possibly explain everything that went wrong with toy availability this time. Walmart got those huge aisle displays, but they came after our Walmarts, at least, had already gotten a first shipment of wave 1 in, so they were pretty much instantly overkill. In previous years, those would have been for launch day, or else they would have had later product on them.

 

Hell, I think this is the first movie where there weren't at least two waves of some price points available on day 1, let alone day...130 or whatever we're up to now.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:43 AM

I think the movie toyline highpoint was ROTF.

No one expected the first film to do as well as it did, hence the rush to extend the line. ROTF was thus planned better and used to make wacky shit they'd never get out there otherwise.

DOTM is where the rot started to set in. The itch for Transformers just wasn't there in consumers, the novelty was gone. AOE tried to address this but banked so much on the Dinobots, only for the movie to basically ignore them.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:49 AM

Has the Mission to Cybertron subline really not surfaced in the UK before now?


Cybertron/Primus and the Deluxe Optimus Prime 2-pack have.

Went to TRU after a very bad day.

No Infernocus despite much of the other stuff. However, spotted a lone box of "TRA MOV5 COMBINER W/SLUG" on an unattended trolley and opened it. 4 Infernocus inside, one now bought.

The codename is probably old news but worth sharing if you need to ask staff to check for it.


"Combnr n Slug" was listed in the TRU leak from January.
http://news.tfw2005....e-prices-330855

I... guess "Slug" might refer to Quintessa?
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:55 AM

This might have been mentioned before, but wasn't MPM-4 Optimus Prime's original "street date" listed as November 1st in TRU computers?

 

Of course, he was released earlier than that (in some places, anyway, haven't seen him around here yet), but could it be that they really are/were planning "later" releases, at least for exclusives anyway, or was that "November 1" just a generic upcoming date for TRU's computer system? 

 

Also, I don't know the status of that rumored "movie continuation" line that was leaked not too long ago (the one with a rumored Leader class Blackout), but perhaps they planned to hold and release a lot of product later than "normal" to segue into that line?

 

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:02 AM

I do recall what you're saying about MPM Prime, but that was probably just TRU weirdness, since evidently the entire TLK line had an on-sale date of September 1 in TRU's computers and Hasbro reps had to come around and tell them to ignore that. Just more of the bizarre clusterhug that was TLK's toyline.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:04 AM

The leaked "movie legacy" line was dated as launching shortly ahead of the Bee Movie's original summer 2018 release date (ignoring the fact the dates were all mistakenly given for 2017), but now Paramount has gone and moved the Bee Movie to the very end of 2018, which will very likely hug with Hasbro's plans for that line.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:29 AM

Maybe by the time the movie comes out, wave 2 will be on shelves.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:53 AM

Also, I don't know the status of that rumored "movie continuation" line that was leaked not too long ago (the one with a rumored Leader class Blackout), but perhaps they planned to hold and release a lot of product later than "normal" to segue into that line?

None of that is "rumored".  We know it exists.  We just don't know if it'll end up being an Asia-only thing or a worldwide push.  If the TLK line got back on track in November, it'd end up overlapping with the new movie line, so one of those is either not happening or getting delayed.  My bets are on the rest of TLK just... not happening for the USA.

 

I do recall what you're saying about MPM Prime, but that was probably just TRU weirdness, since evidently the entire TLK line had an on-sale date of September 1 in TRU's computers and Hasbro reps had to come around and tell them to ignore that. Just more of the bizarre clusterhug that was TLK's toyline.

I ran into that in August when I found it.  The boxes were dated to be on the shelves in August (I think), but everything else said November, so they'd have a manager override to sell it.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:16 PM

"Combnr n Slug" was listed in the TRU leak from January.
http://news.tfw2005....e-prices-330855

I... guess "Slug" might refer to Quintessa?


Little update here: I just found Infernocus at a TRU store here in Germany, and he rang up as "TF5 Horned Beast". Huh.

Also, 60 Euros. Jesus.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:31 PM

60 Euros.  Holy crap, that's absurd even by Hasbro Europe/UK standards.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 05:42 PM

TF5 Horned Beast is a new one. Also, would have been an equally great name.

 

Wait, was it in English?



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:21 AM

TRU UK doing an offer where £100 purchase gets you a £10 gift voucher. A tiny, tiny sweetener if you buy Primus.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:44 AM

TF5 Horned Beast is a new one. Also, would have been an equally great name.
 
Wait, was it in English?


Yes. German TRU ringups are always in English.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 04:37 AM

Infernocus makes the point that Abominus would have been better with a Commander as the torso. I know the one here is bigger than a Commander but point made.

On the other hand, the weathering is like the awful foil stickers. Given Kenner/Hasbro pioneered weathered painting on toys, it's sad to see the ugly attempt here. You can see pixelation!

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:50 AM

Is it just me or does Movie the Best TLK Hammer Bee have the exact same deco as the standard release?  


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