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@  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 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.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (11 December 2018 - 12:38 PM)

Can you say where you work at? Or is that private?

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

It's completely pointless... whch is exactly the point. Hundreds of workers showing up 50 minutes before their shift is over.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

We're on strike until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday->Wednesday). Which means I will clock in at midnight and work until my shift is over... 50 minutes later.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:48 PM)

Hahaha, awesome.

@  Cybersnark : (09 December 2018 - 09:36 PM)

But The Pillows prefer to kill you with Poison Rock'N'Roll

@  Rodimus Supreme : (09 December 2018 - 10:23 AM)

Pillows can kill you softly.

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 07:26 AM)

His song.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 December 2018 - 05:34 AM)

But is anything killing you softly?

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 03:03 AM)

Oh don't be ridiculous. Some things are killing us quickly!

@  Rodimus Supreme : (08 December 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Isn't everything just killing us all slowly?...

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2018 - 09:23 PM)

Except the planet of junk actually fosters life, as opposed to the garbage patch which is just killing us all slowly.

@  RichardT1977 : (08 December 2018 - 11:11 AM)

I realized the other day that the Planet of Junk/Junkion is the interstellar counterpart to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

@  unluckiness : (08 December 2018 - 08:56 AM)

awards are a joke to begin with. One for video games makes it twice so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 December 2018 - 03:21 AM)

Sorry, I had beans.


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#801 Powered Convoy

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:07 AM

What if the G1 Tech Spec reader threw up all over your movie toys?

http://snakas.blog95...entry-5945.html


That gimmick has me interested in something I would never be interested in.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:23 AM

Okay, I'm confused now.

 

We have two threads dedicated to upcoming The Last Knight toys and people keep posting new stuff in both of them, leading to a lot of repeats. On top of that, we have another thread intended for released toys which some people also prefer to discuss in the threads about upcoming figures.

 

We should either decide which thread is intended for what, or merge them all, otherwise we'll end up discussing the same things simultaneously in multiple separate threads.


"'[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 11 June 2017 - 08:38 AM

Okay, I'm confused now.

 

We have two threads dedicated to upcoming The Last Knight toys and people keep posting new stuff in both of them, leading to a lot of repeats. On top of that, we have another thread intended for released toys which some people also prefer to discuss in the threads about upcoming figures.

 

We should either decide which thread is intended for what, or merge them all, otherwise we'll end up discussing the same things simultaneously in multiple separate threads.

I've merged the two threads. This will serve as the catch-all Transformers: The Last Knight toy discussion thread going forward.



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:55 AM

 

Have we seen the individual dragon modes for the Dragonstorm guys? The press info that Hasbro sent out stated pretty explicitly that they each transform in 20+ steps and the combined mode was another 5 steps, but I think we've only seen the robots and the combined mode.
 
Makes me wonder if the individual modes were scrapped and that was old copy, or if they're so bad that Hasbro doesn't want to show them. :p


IIRC, it said only Dragonicus has an independent dragon mode, and then you add on Stormreign to make it up to the full three heads.

 

 

Not so much. :)

 

 

Convert DRAGONICUS from knight to dragon mode in 26 steps. Convert STORMREIGN from knight to dragon mode in 27 steps. Combine DRAGONICUS and STORMREIGN to form the 3-headed DRAGONSTORM figure in five easy steps.

 

This clearly says they both turn into dragons and then combine into a gestalt dragon. Again though... this is the only time it's mentioned, and in several rounds of promo images we've never seen the individual dragons. I'm suspecting that the promo is old copy and Dragonstorm is their only alt mode.


Edited by Luke, 11 June 2017 - 08:56 AM.


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 10:08 AM

I don't think it's old copy, I think it's bad copy.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 10:11 AM

 

Have we seen the individual dragon modes for the Dragonstorm guys? The press info that Hasbro sent out stated pretty explicitly that they each transform in 20+ steps and the combined mode was another 5 steps, but I think we've only seen the robots and the combined mode.
 
Makes me wonder if the individual modes were scrapped and that was old copy, or if they're so bad that Hasbro doesn't want to show them. :p

IIRC, it said only Dragonicus has an independent dragon mode, and then you add on Stormreign to make it up to the full three heads.
 
 
Not so much. :)
 

 
Convert DRAGONICUS from knight to dragon mode in 26 steps. Convert STORMREIGN from knight to dragon mode in 27 steps. Combine DRAGONICUS and STORMREIGN to form the 3-headed DRAGONSTORM figure in five easy steps.

 
This clearly says they both turn into dragons and then combine into a gestalt dragon. Again though... this is the only time it's mentioned, and in several rounds of promo images we've never seen the individual dragons. I'm suspecting that the promo is old copy and Dragonstorm is their only alt mode.

Huh, yeah, somehow I missed the second sentence when I originally read that copy.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 10:11 AM

Kinda sounds like a clumsy way of saying it takes 58 steps altogether, really. Although of course if the three heads are split amongst the two knights then everybody's going to be fanmodeing two separate dragons regardless.



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 01:50 PM

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 02:14 PM

The TRU exclusive Deluxes are now listed at TRU Australia's website, but not available yet:
https://www.toysrus....orted_21887298/
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Edited by Nevermore, 11 June 2017 - 02:15 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 11 June 2017 - 02:19 PM

Allspark Tech, the home of those rowdy yet loveable Cybertronians. Daily they war with their hated rivals, the five faced students of Alpha U.

 

 

Here's to Alpha, hats off to you

To thy colors, chartreuse and cadet blue

We will e'er be faithful and true

 

Alpha U at beck and call

Alpha U with a chainsaw

Always say Alpha U


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 02:29 PM

Ooh dang. The more I see of that stealth Megs the more I like it.


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Virtually every custom as good as the title suggests!
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Posted 11 June 2017 - 03:10 PM

Wow I am really liking Skullitron there. Even manages to make that dragon mode look semi-good.



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:26 PM

Allspark Tech, the home of those rowdy yet loveable Cybertronians. Daily they war with their hated rivals, the five faced students of Alpha U.

. . . And now I want a Transformers version of Undergrads.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:31 PM

Keeping the bright purple plastic on Megs seems really out of place

Edited by unluckiness, 11 June 2017 - 04:31 PM.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:56 PM

Allspark Tech, the home of those rowdy yet loveable Cybertronians. Daily they war with their hated rivals, the five faced students of Alpha U.

 

Cue Dean Sentinel Prime shaking his fist as he screams "ALLSPARK HOUSE!!!"



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:52 AM

Official stock photos of the not-yet-officially-confirmed-as-a-Target-exclusive "Reveal Your Shield" Voyager Class Optimus Prime:
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:30 AM

Keeping the bright purple plastic on Megs seems really out of place


Yes, he is still wearing those little purple briefs, with matching gloves.
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:06 AM

Keeping the bright purple plastic on Megs seems really out of place


Yes, he is still wearing those little purple briefs, with matching gloves.

Toys R Us exclusive Sexy Lingerie Megatron! Get yours today!

Edited by Luke, 12 June 2017 - 08:06 AM.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:19 PM

 

 

Keeping the bright purple plastic on Megs seems really out of place


Yes, he is still wearing those little purple briefs, with matching gloves.

 

Toys R Us exclusive Sexy Lingerie Megatron! Get yours today!

 

If you had thighs that seductive, you'd show 'em off too.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:01 PM

Steelbane's got a Tiny Turbo Changer! Though it's part of a "Reveal Your Shield" set and not indicative of a Wave 3...

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Not even a real interesting set, at that.





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