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@  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.

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 11:41 AM)

is cool squawkbox =/= search box

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 11:41 AM)

iron man note to self

@  Echowarrior : (12 August 2018 - 05:02 AM)

Happy Birthday to Nevermore and Angelus!

@  Waspinator : (11 August 2018 - 04:45 PM)

I like how that game had all kinds of transformation attacks. Some of them may not have made much sense, but they looked cool.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Menasor kinda did that in the Devastation video game. He'd split into the Stunticons and run you over.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 August 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Megatron screams "decepticons attack", the constructicons form devastator, who then screams "Multi-vector assault mode" and breaks back into invdividual bots to attack seperately.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:20 PM)

Imagine: an armada battle between Omega Supreme and Tidal Wave.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:20 PM)

Some TF creator should apply it to multi-component Transformers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:19 PM)

"Multi-vector assault mode" is such a cool term from Star Trek: Voyager.

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 August 2018 - 04:24 PM)

Most things would be pretty cold after two hundred and seventy degrees.

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 02:39 PM)

(Because F = (9C/5) + 32)

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 02:38 PM)

Oh yeah, five times thirty is TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY! My bad...

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 01:15 PM)

Given the weather we've been having this summer, anything under 30 is a friggen god send.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2018 - 12:53 PM)

Surely "slightly under 30" doesn't pass for "cold" unless you live in the tropics.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 12:20 PM)

... or we're finally facing the end game of global warming, but no one will care by then.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 12:18 PM)

Generally speaking, if the number when referring to temperature is less than 50, you're probably not talking to an american.

@  Benbot : (10 August 2018 - 11:13 AM)

86 F

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 11:07 AM)

(30 C = 68 F)

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 11:06 AM)

And is that Fahrenheit or Celsius?

@  Benbot : (10 August 2018 - 09:13 AM)

What continent are you in?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 06:41 AM)

oh wow... even with humidity today it won't break 30. It's going to be so... COLD...

@  MEDdMI : (08 August 2018 - 06:58 AM)

@Msol Make sure he shares. My bro hardly ever let me play with his TFs. I even offered to let him play with my dolls/ponies, too.

@  MEDdMI : (08 August 2018 - 06:37 AM)

:p My brother was a bigger pain as a kid. As adults, I'm the bigger pain now.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 August 2018 - 06:31 AM)

Congrats man, and good luck. My personal experience is that little girls are pains in the ass clean through 30.

@  Msol : (07 August 2018 - 10:59 PM)

Yup yup. Now my 2.5yo will need to learn to share all his TFs...

@  MEDdMI : (07 August 2018 - 09:53 PM)

@Msol Really? Congratulations! :)

@  Msol : (07 August 2018 - 08:48 PM)

Ack! We're having a girl!

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 August 2018 - 06:16 PM)

It did include a Transmetal 2 hyena with a giant sawblade in his back.

@  unluckiness : (07 August 2018 - 08:56 AM)

but does it BURN BURN BURN TO THE GROUND?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

Okay, I don't buy doubles and I would have gone after a dozen of those.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2018 - 10:32 PM)

I still think Beast Wars should have included a Transmetal Maximal hyena with a motorcycle-based semi-third mode, of Junkion descent, named Lafftrax

@  Pennpenn : (06 August 2018 - 03:24 AM)

Well if they did the same thing as Roadbattletrapslash (and if they didn't what's the point?) it'd be two new molds, but still.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 August 2018 - 01:08 PM)

I'm surprised that Hasbro wound up scheduling Frenzy for release in the Bumblebee movie line.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 August 2018 - 12:50 PM)

Dunno. There's been recent Rewind toys, and Eject is just a quick repaint. Flywheels would mean a whole new mold.

@  Cyoti : (05 August 2018 - 08:24 AM)

Flywheels is probably in the same queue at Hasbro as Eject.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 August 2018 - 03:22 AM)

Energon Redux.

@  Foffy : (05 August 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Grand Slamwich

@  Pennpenn : (04 August 2018 - 07:51 PM)

So we can get proper Flywheels and maybe Grand Slam? I mean, I'm sure if they did it as a full range we'd have an Optimus in there somewhere (with Roller pants? I dunno).

@  Pennpenn : (04 August 2018 - 07:48 PM)

I'd like to see them do more duocon type toys later on. Sort of like how they did Brainstorm as a Headmaster on his own before releasing an entire range of them.


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:30 PM

https://www.cnbc.com...tcy-filing.html

This is not good. Not good at all! :(
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:56 PM

How did they find a picture of a Toys R Us putting anything on sale?


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:57 PM

Must be photoshopped.
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:05 PM

Yeah, losing TRU would be devastating in terms of toy maker leverage.  If they go, the market will pretty much shutter to Walmart, Target and Amazon with whatever meager percentages regional department stores and the old "market six" categories like dollar stores and outlet/discounters.

 

And toys are NOT a priority for most of those sources.  Frankly, I think a LOT of smaller toy makers and smaller/riskier initiatives are going to be hurt by such a loss.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:15 PM

Losing TRU would probably seriously hurt NECA, maybe even kill them...


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:31 PM

I work there this is troubling we lost 4 stores in Houston area due to Harvey as well ugh

 

 

and... HEY! we have sales all the time and I made dam good use out of them


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:33 PM

I hope they're not the next major retailer to abandon the Canadian market completely.  The retail landscape up here is bleak enough as it is.


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:34 PM

I've seen some NECA stuff at Walgreens and even larger Walmarts and Targets.  But those venues really don't address the same numbers as the dedicated section they get at TRU.  I was actually thinking guys like Tomy, Spinmasters and Jazwares who generally don't command significant space at Walmart and Target.  The loss of TRU would DEVASTATE them given how the larger retailers (ESPECIALLY Walmart) tend to ignore anything without a major movie or media push. 



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:36 PM

I hope they're not the next major retailer to abandon the Canadian market completely.  The retail landscape up here is bleak enough as it is.

No kidding, the only other place to get transformers in quebec is walmart, and that is literally it. None of the other big box stores have toy sections, except at christmas, and it's all everyone else's overstock. Even walmart sucks these days as they haven't seemed to restock anything but lego since june.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 09:17 PM

Goddammit.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 11:13 PM

I think this would be more of a financial structure issue, not an actual "closing the business down for good" issue.  A bankruptcy wouldn't be a good indicator of long-term health and stability, but it wouldn't necessarily be a death knell either.

 

I'm not worried yet.  If they suddenly start spinning out more baby-only stores, or non-toy versions, or other things that show clear moves away from the toy market, then I'll be worried.  Right now it just looks like an exercise in accountancy.


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 12:07 AM

This doesn't surprise me at all. They are over priced compared to big box stores. But I hate to see them go. Hope it doesn't affect babies r us.

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:18 AM

This does not sound good. They are the only toy store left.



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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:21 AM

This doesn't surprise me at all. They are over priced compared to big box stores. But I hate to see them go. Hope it doesn't affect babies r us.

Which, in my corner of canada, was usually made up for by the fact that they carried not only volumes the other stores (at the time.) didn't carry, as well stock the other stores didn't carry.



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Posted 07 September 2017 - 10:09 AM

Hopefully they remain afloat. 




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Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:35 AM

Nice to see that I'm not the only one hoping that Toys R Us weathers this current storm.


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:42 AM

I don't think Toys R us will go under but in the era of Internet shopping its likely they'll consider down sizing and moving to smaller stores to help reduce costs, then they might decide to reduce number of staff in their stores, the video part of the article pretty much says without saying it, all options are on the table.


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 01:48 PM

I work there this is troubling we lost 4 stores in Houston area due to Harvey as well ugh

 

 

and... HEY! we have sales all the time and I made dam good use out of them

The problem with Toys R Us sales (and has always been, really) is that the "sale" usually just lowers it to the normal price of most other places.

 

Atlanta used to have three Toys R Us stores not just five years ago, and now there are none left in the city, just a couple in the outlying towns.  I think TRU might have a problem handling rising rent rates in civic centers.


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 02:45 PM

Expect to see more of this in the next five years.

 

As part of my moving up the corporate ladder, I've been privy to education about the state of the retail business in general. While yes, I work for Satan Incarnate (Walmart), it surprised me how in training they talked openly about the state of brick and mortar retail.

 

Bluntly put? It's dying out. Some businesses have the means to weather the storm and transition to a E-commerce platform, but a lot of stores have over-specialized and lack the overhead and infrastructure to transition to a web based business.


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 03:55 PM

Or they were too slow in jumping on board with e-commerce and their niche has already been filled, which is what Wal-Mart itself has had problems with for a decade.


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