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@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 10:04 AM)

That does sound like fun.

@  Dekafox : (23 July 2019 - 09:35 AM)

Fun note: in the US(at least), by default if someone has your routing number and account number off a check, they can pull as much money out as they want with nothing you can do about it until after the fact.

@  Paladin : (23 July 2019 - 07:23 AM)

anything burns if it gets hot enough.

@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 07:12 AM)

That's why you should keep your under-the-bed money in gold and silver--that won't burn!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 July 2019 - 05:34 AM)

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171003-proof-that-people-have-always-complained-about-young-adults

@  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


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#4401 NightViper

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:50 AM

 

Cybertron Shortround.

 

He should come in a three pack with Hardtop from Beachcomber, and Brushguard from Brawn.

 

The Decepticon nerd squad.

 

 

And some Titan/Prime Masters that have their backpacks resculpted into "everyday" non-nerd objects. When the other Decepticons aren't around, the trio transform them to little robot mode... Which is actually just a set of D&D figures. Brushguard has the Dungeonmaster book painted in the bottom of his spare wheel piece.



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 09:26 AM

Got a heads up from a member over on Cybertron.ca that the Dinobots and Dreadwind were up on TRU.ca. Snagged Grimmy, Slag, and Swoop for under $60, thanks to the coupon code.

So, in the end, I DID get some PotP - at a discount, no less :D

Both voyagers are up on Walmart.ca as well.

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 09:48 AM

 

 

Cybertron Shortround.

 

He should come in a three pack with Hardtop from Beachcomber, and Brushguard from Brawn.

 

The Decepticon nerd squad.

 

 

And some Titan/Prime Masters that have their backpacks resculpted into "everyday" non-nerd objects. When the other Decepticons aren't around, the trio transform them to little robot mode... Which is actually just a set of D&D figures. Brushguard has the Dungeonmaster book painted in the bottom of his spare wheel piece.

 

Redeco CW Legends class Groove into Cybertron Quickslinger so she can join the group as Eleven. :p


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:23 AM

Got Slag and Swoop from Amazon.  My Swoop has a blue torso.  I haven't seen anything about him not having the red torso, is this a running change or do all have the blue?   He's also got a head perpetually cocked at an angle, so I may swap him out when I find these guys locally.  

Got Prima Swoop "soaring champion of justic" and Leige Maximo Slug "Can goad anyone into a fight"  


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:28 AM

Got Slag and Swoop from Amazon.  My Swoop has a blue torso.  I haven't seen anything about him not having the red torso, is this a running change or do all have the blue?   He's also got a head perpetually cocked at an angle, so I may swap him out when I find these guys locally.  
Got Prima Swoop "soaring champion of justic" and Leige Maximo Slug "Can goad anyone into a fight"  


All Swoops have blue torsos. The red only exists on the packaging and promotional materials.

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:22 PM

 

Ugh, more lazy "G1 with joints." PotP Battletrap is just an exact rehash of the original, with an extra neck joint, neck joint, neck joint, shoulder joint, shoulder joint, shoulder joint, shoulder joint, shoulder joint, shoulder joint, elbow joint, elbow joint, elbow joint, elbow joint, elbow joint, elbow joint, waist joint, hip joint, hip joint, hip joint, hip joint, hip joint, hip joint, knee joint, knee joint, knee joint, knee joint, knee joint, knee joint, and maybe one or ten more.

 

SO BORING

Here's the thing: Extract all the Battletrap from it, and BattleTrap is still a clever, fun, new, interesting toy.

Or half of one, if you forget to replace the extracted Battletrap with anything else.



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:27 PM

Roadslash, presumably.

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 08:48 PM


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 09:39 PM

As noted by NightViper in another thread, Volcanicus's full packaging art:
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:26 PM

After a false start, Brickseek is finally showing Leaders filter into Targets other than that one California one: https://brickseek.co...sku=087-06-6020



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:50 PM

After a false start, Brickseek is finally showing Leaders filter into Targets other than that one California one: https://brickseek.co...sku=087-06-6020


Closest one to me has limited stock... Hmm.

All others have nothing.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:07 AM

Yeah, one near-ish me has limited stock, too, with zero other stores reporting.

 

But, like, I can wait for them to start appearing in stores properly.  One, because our Targets have ZERO Transformers toys now and so new stiff is bound to go out on shelves in a hot minute, and two, I kind of want to, like, look at them first.  I'm still not quite sure on them.  And I'd be a butt to ask for one out of the back just to look at it.  


plus it also helps that it's midnight



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:13 AM

https://youtu.be/1_s4yTU5QS0

I'm liking how it seems like other than pulling Roadtrap's head back out, you can attach the two together while they're still in near-full vehicle mode and go straight into Battletrap's robot mode. :thumbsup

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:28 AM

Limited stock at scattered stores around me, too.  Probably means each store only got one or two cases.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:45 AM

hmm there's one with full stock 40 miles away but the weather is awful

 

I think I can wait.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:59 AM

I've decided to wait until...this morning!

 

They had to pull them from the back.  Only one of each.  None remaining.

 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:26 AM

I got to get some new jeans, so I'll figure I'll go.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:53 AM

As noted by NightViper in another thread, Volcanicus's full packaging art:

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If only the feet were really that proportionate.


 
 
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:01 AM

The "limited stock" message probably does in fact note that stores only got one case (or maybe two), each case having just one of each toy. I got mine from my local Target yesterday. Two nearby locations had the same "limited stock", and just one case containing one of each toy is exactly what a ~very~ helpful associate managed to unearth for me at the closer of the two.

 

Then again however, another location maybe twenty miles away had the full-green "in stock" tag, so... can't say for sure what's up. Though if I'm correctly remembering what transpired during my original hunt for the Legends, I think it's pretty safe to hypothesize that Target inventory considers it "limited stock" if there are less than five, maybe less than four of something. Feel free to correct me if anyone knows better.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:17 AM

oh dang they have voyagers at my local target, here we gooo


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