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@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.


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#1 Copper Bezel

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 01:22 PM

This is a thread to collect all deep discounts, limited-time offers, and promotionals on Transformers items that might come up. These tend to get sprinkled into lots of different places and folks have been thinking it's a good idea to have a collected thread of what's up right now.

Going to start things off with this fairly incredible item dropped our way by NightViper:


He also mentioned that the newer assortment including Silverback weren't in the system and didn't ring up properly.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 02 August 2017 - 01:34 PM.

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?

 


#2 lightsyder

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 01:33 PM

Fantastic thread idea! Now I have to go to Target...



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Posted 02 August 2017 - 01:44 PM

At U.S. Wal-Marts, Titan Masters for $2.50, Activator Combiners for $9.00, and Alt-Modes for $3.50.

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#4 Destron D-69

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 02:31 PM

:( seeing these prices makes me sad. 

 

good thread idea though 



#5 Copper Bezel

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 02:33 PM

Poor Canada. X /

 

To be fair, though, I'm dumbstruck at that $1.50. That's the price of a goddamn candy bar.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 02 August 2017 - 02:34 PM.

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 02 August 2017 - 04:01 PM

Went to Toys R Us today and they had a buy one, get one 40% off on all Transformers stuff. Didn't see for how long though.

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 04:07 PM

Went to Toys R Us today and they had a buy one, get one 40% off on all Transformers stuff. Didn't see for how long though.

 

Just long enough for them to actually start stocking Trypticons, I 'spec.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:07 PM

Your mileage may vary, but my local Walmart also has:

 

Rescue Bots Griffin Rock Firehouse Headquarters - $9

RID Legions - $3

RID Three-Step Changers - $9

Combiner Wars (and likely Titans Return) Leader Class - $21

 

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:20 PM

Aussies can pop into Big W for 20% off all toys until... August 16 I think? Yes. https://www.bigw.com.au/

 

They're rarely ahead of the curve in terms of TF waves but they tend to have a decent range of vaguely stale Generations, movie and RID. I don't think they're super into Rescue Bots but many stores here aren't. 

 

Only place I've seen Broadside, who appeared when the movie hit.


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:53 AM

I'm not sure if this is accurate as it seems a bit illogical, but the Club site has 'Iacon Cybertron Most Wanted' box sets advertised for $166.40, when they used to be over 400 bucks.  Thing is, the loose set is going for $309, hence my skepticism.



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 11:54 AM

Just got an email from the Transformers Club (defunct?) that you can now order from their store even if you didn't have an active membership recently.  I just bought $100 worth of stuff.

 

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We have now modified the store system so that everyone can now order the former Transformers Collectors'
Club items!

If you did not have a membership or you had lapsed many years ago, just put the Toyarama Store Account
in your cart (no charge) and the store will let you establish an account and order.  You can find this
item under the Membership tab.
You only have to do this once.

Our current sale ends tomorrow!

Check out these items on sale now at the club store! [transformersclub.com]

2006 Cheetor
2015 Assembled Class Figure
2014 Assembled Class Figure
FSS 4.0 Bonus Bluestreak
FSS 2.0 Bonus Eject
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2013 Mirage/Thundercracker set
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2006 Unassembled/Unpainted Class Kit
2007 Unassembled/Unpainted Class Kit
2008 Unassembled/Unpainted Class Kit
2009 Unassembled/Unpainted Class Kit
2010 Unassembled/Unpainted Class Kit
2011 Unassembled/Unpainted Class Kit
2012 Unassembled/Unpainted Class Kit
2009 Leozack
2010 Convention Bonus Slicer
2011 Convention Bonus Fisitron
2012 Convention Bonus Spraxus
2015 BotCon Kre-o Earth’s Most Wanted 6pack
2015 Lio Convoy
2013 Machine Wars Boxed set
2013 Assembled Class Figure
2016  BotCon Rubber Duckie w/IDW Comic
2016 Skywarp
2014 Trans-mutate
2015 Diaclone
2015 Nova Prime
2014 Kre-o Set 6pk
2015 Cybertron Most Wanted Boxed Set
2016 Ramjet
2013 Carded Unsigned Depthcharge
2015 Waruders
2016 Return of Blurr Storybook

 
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:23 PM

At U.S. Wal-Marts, Titan Masters for $2.50, Activator Combiners for $9.00, and Alt-Modes for $3.50.

Noting that this isn't universal. My Wal-Mart had Titan Masters on sale but for $4 instead of $2.50

Went to Toys R Us today and they had a buy one, get one 40% off on all Transformers stuff. Didn't see for how long though.

This week. Sucks that some new stuff came in but not what I wanted so I had to pass.
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:41 PM

Has Nova Prime sold out? I can't seem to find the entry for the figure.



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 02:18 PM

Has Nova Prime sold out? I can't seem to find the entry for the figure.

 

https://www.toyarama...-1-pc-p1231.php



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 04:18 PM

I don't order online much. Can anyone tell me more about "First-Class Mail Large Envelope" and the "Priority Mail" shipping options?



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 07:01 AM

Are you ordering figures/toys? You probably don't want those in a padded envelope.

If you're ordering comics, that option is fine for them. But maybe call in the order over phone and see if you can get a cheaper ship option - the software on the site doesn't like to calculate small weights like that.

#17 Copper Bezel

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 02:03 AM

Victorion's got a one-day promotional at Entertainment Earth for $60 with free shipping. 


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 06 August 2017 - 11:06 PM

The Last Knight Legion Class (Series 1) are on clearance for $5 and Tiny Titans (Series 1) are now $1.50 at Walmart...I suppose this doesn't bode well for the prospects of them stocking Series 2 of either line in the future.   :(

 

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 11:44 PM

My nearest Walmart has had wave 2 Legions for weeks. They're the only wave 2 anything any of our Walmarts seem interested in getting.

 

(Untrue. They also have the Armor Turbo Changer Whatever Megatron.)



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:16 AM

Has anyone seen any discounts on legends class Titans Return figures?

Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 10 August 2017 - 12:16 AM.




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