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@  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)

*groan*...

@  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...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  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.

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 12:18 PM)

could've been worse then :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2018 - 12:03 PM)

So when he tried to pry into his daughter's love life, he ended up posting numerous search terms relating to "hot boy".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2018 - 12:02 PM)

I once saw this comedy episode wherein a dad mistakenly thought the status bar on Facebook was the search bar.


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#21 Vexwing

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:20 PM

I really need to dig out Cybertron Menasor and photograph it sometime, it's probably my favorite color scheme to come out of the UT trilogy. Dark Crumplezone is probably a close second.

 

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#22 Powered Convoy

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:24 PM

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#23 Sabrblade

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:27 PM

A slew of gorgeous Destronger decos right here:

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:27 PM

Aw yeah, Rapticon was really nice. I loved the color depth of that metallic green spray on his back.


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#25 LV!

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:33 PM

I second the "emergency vehicle" thing (especially police and ambulance decoes) and, speaking of Rapticon and TM Claw Jaw, offer up "anyone who is mostly dark colors with one really bright highlight, especially lime green". And like apparently everybody else, I'm a big fan of purples and pinks and blues and greens in general.

 

But also:

 

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#26 Powered Convoy

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:34 PM

I think this is one of the most fantastic decos we've gotten.  Sure it's just black and white, but all the little color details and the stark visual difference between the original version and this one really make it look godly and a powerful upgrade to me while still being the same figure.

 

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#27 Chip

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:35 PM

A lot of good choices here. TM2 Spittor will always be a favorite. Skullgrin in person is so aggressively CGA that it's difficult for me to reconcile him with being a real object.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:45 PM

Armada Galvatron. THIS I really need to re-buy. I currently only have Botcon Megazarak, who is nice in a totally different way.

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And YES Rapticon. LOVE that pairing of colors and want to see it used again. Alongside him I remember making sure to get Terranotron!
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All the TM Terrorsaur body color schemes have been quite good, as you can see here (the Armada beasts in general were quite nice -- Airazor is just this side of Stock Black Redeco, but looks SO good).

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#29 LV!

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:47 PM

Armada Galvatron has always looked to me like the TF who would best match your grandmother's bathroom.

 

Not in a bad way.



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:51 PM

I'm hard pressed to name a transmetal toy I didn't like the colors on, but Tarantulas in particular has one of my favorite color palettes ever. And yeah, I clearly have a thing for lime green highlights.

 

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And the hues they went with for his TFSS toy? *mwuah* 

 

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Basically Tarantulas always looks good.

 

 

 


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:05 PM

ALL of these:

 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:11 AM

One thing I like that I wish they'd do more of: these sexy gradients.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:53 AM

I want to eat it


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:29 PM

Yeah I always shrugged amusedly when Walky would review things like Kup and DOTM Thundercracker with similar color-induced reactions, but I... I get it. This is beyond even my usual reaction to Jolly Rancher Spychangers.


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#35 LV!

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:34 PM

Speaking of Kup, I just saw him at Meijer the other day, and man is he ever pretty in person. Definitely one of those blue-greens that doesn't replicate in RGB.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:36 PM

Yup. It's been tough resisting this for the mold improvements and Targetmaster buddy of the Legends one; it's a really pretty shade.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:17 AM

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My obvious bias aside, this is impressive contrast for something that's mainly blue and more blue.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:31 AM

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:16 AM

Amazon Unicron always looked pretty damn nice to me.

 

Magnaboss was also pretty nice, considering you've got three figures with entirely disparate color schemes coming together to makes something that looks pretty cohesive.  Shame about the GPS, though.

 

G1 Thunderwing was another nice one.


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