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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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#1221 Nevermore

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 06:09 AM

So wave 3 Deluxe Bumblebee, and apparently also Strafe, have been found at Walmart in San Jose, California:
http://www.tfw2005.c...-in-ca.1119350/

Meanwhile, there still exist only about three or four reported sightings across the entire interwebs for the wave 2 Deluxes since May.


By the way, is there any chance one of our UK members might provide me with the the Hasbro product code and assortment numbers for the Asda exclusive Autobots Unite Legion 2-packs?

Edited by Nevermore, 20 August 2017 - 06:58 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 20 August 2017 - 06:56 PM

Got Nitro Zeus from Walmart.com. He's got one hell of a transformation. You tug a leg and it just unfolds in the weirdest of ways, what is and isn't a joint isn't especially clear -- everything's got an odd "slide out the way for something else" movement. And the instructions, well...

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What am I even looking at here?

 

Remind me a lot of Long Haul: eagerly-awaited Voyager with a neat-looking transformation scheme that isn't as fun as it looks. Oh well, a few more attempts and I should be good.

 

 

He's also got toes on the back of his feet. Strange...

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Think I also have to disassemble the head and clean out some of the paint. He's 4/5 blind.


Edited by Noideaforaname, 20 August 2017 - 06:58 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 09:46 PM

He's also got toes on the back of his feet. Strange...

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They're there for the inevitable Optimus Primal retool. :p


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 11:30 PM

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:26 AM

I'm still surprised that I ended up liking Scorn so much more than Nitro Zeus.  Having the Titan Master compatibility kind of hurts it in my eyes since his own head can't do anything with it, regular Titan Master guys look pretty out of place on that body, and seeing Cogman at retail seems really unlikely now.  Meanwhile, Scorn is just solid, cool looking, and fun in pretty much all ways.

 

So wave 3 Deluxe Bumblebee, and apparently also Strafe, have been found at Walmart in San Jose, California:
http://www.tfw2005.c...-in-ca.1119350/

Meanwhile, there still exist only about three or four reported sightings across the entire interwebs for the wave 2 Deluxes since May.


By the way, is there any chance one of our UK members might provide me with the the Hasbro product code and assortment numbers for the Asda exclusive Autobots Unite Legion 2-packs?

You'd have to find a store that's actually cleared anything out from Wave 1 for there to be a Wave 2 on the shelves yet.  Ugh.


Edited by Spark, 21 August 2017 - 11:27 AM.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:41 PM

The titanmaster bit is actually rather annoying because Nitro's whole neck region flips out for jet mode, but his head will most likely just pop off instead.

 

I took apart his head to try to clear out his eyesockets, but those other 4 eyes of his are set so deeply within his skull I'm not sure how much good it did. Casual glance he still looks like a cyclops.



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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:06 AM

The only reason I haven't glued Nitro's head in yet is that I'm kind of hoping someone makes a whole new head/neck assembly for the guy.

On the subject of Wave 1:  Of all the Walmarts I have convenient access to, one of them has 43 deluxes.  I haven't personally counted, but I trust Brickseek because this was the only Walmart in the whole city to put up that massive 12 foot cardboard TLK display.  However, they put it up 2 weeks after the movie came out.  

Thats the store I'm hoping will do the $7 clearance some people are reporting.  I'd buy Slash and AoE Bee for that much.   It's also what convinced me to just go ahead and order Wave 2 from HTS.  Even if they do get more stock in that isn't Wave 1, it might be Wave 2 that gets completely skipped.
 



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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:27 AM

I noticed the closest Wal*mart to me has a planogram page up that's knocked the TLK deluxes down to just two racks, one slot for Voyagers, and none for Leaders (the ones that were there were crammed in with TR stuff) or Legions.  They clearly didn't know where the big three-step Hot Rod was supposed to go either, so he was shuffled over with Voltron stuff.  I don't know if that's the case elsewhere yet, but, uh, yeah, that's a thing.


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 03:25 PM

Legion Hot Rod in stock at Walmart US:
https://www.walmart....t-Rod/794968972
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 12:06 PM

Deluxe Class Hot Rod is listed at the US Walmart website, but not in stock yet.
https://www.walmart....t-Rod/915845422
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 02:19 AM


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 04:16 AM


It's really surprising just how much paint has been supplied to Cogman by Hasbro. Perhaps they saved their paint budget on the other figures just for this one? ;)

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 04:37 AM

Yeah, that's actually the general case - paint apps are budgeted by wave. 


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 27 August 2017 - 12:48 PM

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 04:20 PM

does anyone know how the hell to get Scorn's dinomode head back in to store in robot mode? I can't fit the damn thing in for the life of me.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:48 PM

does anyone know how the hell to get Scorn's dinomode head back in to store in robot mode? I can't fit the damn thing in for the life of me.

The hinge that holds his dino-back to his torso?  Put it perpendicular to his torso.  Then flip the dino-back further.  You should get more clearance for the head that way.


Edited by Shrug, 27 August 2017 - 05:49 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 06:48 PM

does anyone know how the hell to get Scorn's dinomode head back in to store in robot mode? I can't fit the damn thing in for the life of me.

 

I don't have Scorn, but here are some video reviews if they help.

 

 

 

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 01:42 AM

Good news: Since the discovery of the wave 3 Deluxes at US retail, sightings for Wave 2 proper have increased considerably.
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 01:04 PM

Saw the lame super-low-on-paint-applications DotM Voyager Prime with new transparent sword and shield and fugly hood deco at Toys R Us yesterday.  It also didn't have any "Toys R Us Exclusive" sticker or Cyberglyphics tie-in like all TRU's others, so I'm guessing Target really did ditch their TLK exclusives.

 

does anyone know how the hell to get Scorn's dinomode head back in to store in robot mode? I can't fit the damn thing in for the life of me.

...I'm going to guess you didn't split the robot waist in half first before pulling up the dinosaur back, since running into that is the only way this comment makes sense.


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 02:51 PM

ah, didn't realize I was getting in my own way there

 

thanks


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