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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2018 - 08:40 PM)

I saw him on The Trek BBS some months before he hit the Allspark.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

He was considered an annoying pest even back then.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

I finally managed to dig up some of Jason Irelan's earliest posts, at the Alvaro Comicboards Transformers forum. Dating back to 2003.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 12:43 PM)

The best thing is that repeatedly buying the same cabinet means an increasing routine in assembling the things.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 August 2018 - 10:39 AM)

Welp, beats me. I got four shelves.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

Finally I can showcase my collection in an appropriate manner.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

I bought thirteen display cabinets for my new apartment from Ikea.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 August 2018 - 12:42 AM)


@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 August 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Well don't hang up on us, tel us abaud it!

@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

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@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.

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Masterpiece DINOBOT teased at Wonder Festival 2017

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#521 D Buster Prime

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:45 PM

Secret "HE TELL ME!" inside info. reveals the true reason for the high price:


Dinobot comes packed with his clone from "Double Dinobot".  It's exactly the same, but all the parts are superglued together so you can't transform it.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:23 AM

I'm not gonna outright say this theory is wrong, but it's inconsistent with the presentation we've had for every other piece of information through this channel up to now, where I can't remember any given price not being a cost for a single unit of whatever toy in question. I wouldn't be disappointed to see Dinobot be cheaper, but I'm not gonna get hopes up based on this. We'll know for sure soon enough whichever way this is gonna go.

Yeah, price per case would be weird since every other report of this kind from the Loopaza Facebook page (at least as far as I can remember) has been the MSRP of a single toy.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 07 November 2017 - 06:23 AM.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:18 AM

Yeah I'd rather pay $250 for this guy than ~$65

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:13 AM


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:14 AM

I assume he means "a $65 Dinobot would be small and/or terrible".

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:32 PM

A $65 MP Dinobot would prob be in scale with the G1 MPs
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:41 PM

Guys. $65 is what the store pays. They are going to mark it up so they can make a profit from you, the customer.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

It still seems awfully low to me, but what do I know? I'm not a store.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 02:19 PM

Well, it's right on target for Primal size. 100% retail markup on $65 puts him $10 over Primal's $120.

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 09 November 2017 - 08:05 AM

Generations 2018's page is up.  Might be our first real look at Dinobot within the book.


  • Fold out poster featuring Lost Age art.
  • Two comics featuring the Legends characters
  • Legends feature celebrating the 50th release of Sixshot and 2018 announced (I'm guessing) releases
  • Feature on Masterpiece Dinobot and his gimmicks
  • Feature on Lost Age releases
  • Backstage look at Masterpiece and Legends designs


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:21 AM

The book is released on 11/20, but there is an early release at an event on 11/15.  I imagine someone will take a so-so photograph of Masterpiece Dinobot from the book around that time.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:16 PM

Not sure who was the original source on this: http://www.tfw2005.c...-jpeg.27847943/

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:22 PM

"The Robot Model has a bigger physique than a gorilla captain..."


OMG I just literally laughted out loud. Good thing I'm home by myself.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:45 PM

"...and the physical gap has been restored."

That's, like, a thigh gap right?

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:47 PM

"In the face of the face, the face of a roaring face and the smiling face can be replaced"



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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 09 November 2017 - 08:55 PM

"In the face of the face, the face of a roaring face and the smiling face can be replaced"


If you say "face" that many times shouldn't Movie Optimus appear?

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 03:48 AM

No just the guy from the A-Team


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:40 AM

Stumbled onto this.

I dunno if my migraine is from just being overwhelmed by the sheer logic of it, or from the facepalm I gave myself immediately after.


Virtually every custom as good as the title suggests!

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:10 AM

Edited by 2017, 12 November 2017 - 03:11 AM.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:15 AM



The Dinobot hath power to assume a pleasing shape.

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