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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

The most unrealistic thing (from a U.S. perspective) is that Florida isn't underwater!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

I was reminded today of a funny thing about Star Trek:

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:58 PM)

Whatever they can sell it for?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 December 2018 - 09:48 PM)

Geez, WTF do those China sellers on eBay need my phone number for?

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Does the PotP voyager Starscream's chest stick out so far in combiner torso mode? It's kinda weird how much Elita Infinite's back seems so empty up top but very... protruding lower down.

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 01:26 AM)

Trying to fit Elita One's combiner head back into her torso is a pain in the arse (and not just because her torso becomes her arse in combiner torso mode)

@  RichardT1977 : (14 December 2018 - 10:04 PM)

Power corrupts and corruption empowers.

@  Echowarrior : (14 December 2018 - 07:10 PM)

Welcome to real life...at least until enough people get fed up and they break out the guillotines.

@  Pennpenn : (14 December 2018 - 06:58 PM)

It's almost as if the people with the most money have funneled money into making the systems of government and law serve their purposes in retaining their wealth, no matter how harmful, counterintuitive, or just flat out evil they have to be. Huh.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/10/mother-jones-vandersloot-melaleuca-lawsuit/

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:45 PM)

Some states have laws against that, but they're in a tiny minority. There are plenty of cases where rich people have gone after journalists and their employers for accurate reporting, lost, but still left their targets saddled with hundreds of thousands ofdollars in legal fees and no hope of recovering anyof the money because a partisan judge has decreed that while they're innocent, they're not innocent enough.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:43 PM)

The american system is as bad, there are plenty of cases of billionaires or corporations filing libel suits purely to kill reporting or activisim against their activities. SLAPP suits. Strategic Lawsuits against public participation.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:48 PM)

e.g. British libel laws place the burden of proof on the accuser, which is how we wind up with Emirati billionaires suing Western journalists in British courts

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:46 PM)

Never visited the UK in my life, but reading about British laws in the news gives me the vibe that British culture inherently protects the wealthy and established.

@  Anonymous X : (14 December 2018 - 12:39 PM)

Sounds a lot better than labour law in the UK. It's bare minimum standards here, you don't get any employment rights as such in the first two years of employment (and the employer can arbitrarily reset the clock). Unions are limited to a few public sector professions as well; in the private sector, there basically aren't any unions.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:25 PM)

Bonus points if your company has a works council. The employer is required by law to hear the works council prior to giving you your termination. The works council cannot prevent your termination if the employer really insists on going through with it, but if the employer failed to hear the works council, didn't wait for the works council to respond, or failed to tell the works council *all* the relevant details, the termination is legally invalid due to a technicality.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:23 PM)

The employer has to tell you the reason for your termination if you explicitly ask for it, and if you can prove the reason is factually incorrect, the employer may lose the case.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

For all its flaws, I really like a lot about our German labor law. Here, if you're under a permanent contract and have been continually employed for over six months, employers can only fire you for reasons that fall into one of three categories defined by law, and the burden of proof is on the employer's side in a potential court case.

@  Paladin : (13 December 2018 - 05:38 PM)

in brightest day or blackest night?

@  Bass X0 : (13 December 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Finally we get a Greenlight toy.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 December 2018 - 04:58 PM)

See.. In America they would just fire you for having the wrong color shoes on or some BS reason.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:13 AM)

And hey, in addition to the clocked extra hours, I earned an additional 50% overtime bonus.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:12 AM)

This past Saturday, in full expectance of a strike this week, I worked a full extra shift. They assigned me and some of the other volunteers to a totally pointless task, while some ladies were seriously sweeping the floor. When asked how long I was planning to stay, I smiled and said "a full shift!"

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

"You were asking for volunteers, right? I'm staying." - "But we have no more work for you!" - "I don't see how that's *my* problem..."

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

It's possible to use that to troll the employer a little, though... Once they allow voluntary overtime, they cannot backtrack from that. So once you notice you're rapidly running out of work, you just decide to do overtime out of spite.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:08 AM)

Now if there's *no* strike... people eventually run out of work.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:07 AM)

Amazon is prepared for strikes... they just hire way too many people for the Christmas season. If there's a strike, they still have enough (albeit inexperienced) workers.

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 07:49 PM)

Not one bit :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 December 2018 - 06:46 PM)

@Steevy Did you read TM2's post? "Amazon.de".

@  Paladin : (12 December 2018 - 06:37 PM)

just wait until the European economy collapses up its Brexit-shaped asshole.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 06:22 PM)

Probably not a ton of people, no. Although I'd say I order from one European Amazon site once every month or two, myself. Usually UK, but sometimes Germany as well. France and Italy a couple times, too. There are some good Blu-Ray releases that are exclusive to Europe

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 06:00 PM)

I'm not sure a European strike is going to impact North American customers.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 04:13 PM)

Well, somebody must've been working 'cuz I had an order in with Amazon.de that got shipped out the other day

@  Echowarrior : (12 December 2018 - 01:29 PM)

Amazon.

@  Benbot : (12 December 2018 - 01:01 PM)

AOL?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:22 PM)

Also, strike has been extended. So no working for 50 minutes. Would have been fun, though.

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:21 PM)

I said numerous times already that I work at that big American corporation that begins with "A".

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

Preferably the equivalent of Lara Croft or Indiana Jones a thousand years from now

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 December 2018 - 02:26 PM)

The turkeys... The answer is always the Turkeys.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 December 2018 - 02:05 PM)

Who would be the heroes in this situation?

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 02:03 PM)

When I die, I want my body to be part of a puzzle solution. Like, have my skeleton pointing at the clue the heroes are supposed to find.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (11 December 2018 - 12:38 PM)

Can you say where you work at? Or is that private?

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

It's completely pointless... whch is exactly the point. Hundreds of workers showing up 50 minutes before their shift is over.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

We're on strike until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday->Wednesday). Which means I will clock in at midnight and work until my shift is over... 50 minutes later.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:48 PM)

Hahaha, awesome.

@  Cybersnark : (09 December 2018 - 09:36 PM)

But The Pillows prefer to kill you with Poison Rock'N'Roll

@  Rodimus Supreme : (09 December 2018 - 10:23 AM)

Pillows can kill you softly.

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 07:26 AM)

His song.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 December 2018 - 05:34 AM)

But is anything killing you softly?

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 03:03 AM)

Oh don't be ridiculous. Some things are killing us quickly!


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New TakaraTomy Announcements - Encore God Fire Convoy, Legends Targetmaster Topspin, Targetmaster Twintwist, and Seaspray with Lione


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:01 AM

Due March 18.

 

 

 

Want to feel old, God Fire Convoy first came out in 2000.  Which was 16 years after G1 started, and right when Takara first started reissuing G1 Transformers.  When this Encore figure comes out, it will have been 17 to 18 years since Fire Convoy and God Magnus were released.  This also explains why Fire Convoy's voice actor was recently recording something in the the studios - updating the voice I imagine (from Figure King below).

 

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Who didn't see Topspin and Twintwist coming with Pointblank and Spoilsport?

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:05 AM

Oh man, wasn't there a rumor about a Fire Convoy reissue a couple years back that turned out to not have happened? Maybe it was just delayed.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:05 AM

I'm kind of impressed the God Fire Convoy mold(s) still exist.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:06 AM

Encore God Fire Convoy, will have come out 5 years after the last Encore release (Fortress Maximus in March of 2013).

 

If he is under the Encore label.

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:08 AM

I wonder if that's going to finish off the Titans Return imports. Though I guess we also have to see how Takara handles Power of the Primes tiny figures.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:10 AM

I still have my original Hasbro RiD 2001 figures, but if there's anything worthwhile about this Encore reissue, I just may have to check it out.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:12 AM

I wonder if that's going to finish off the Titans Return imports. Though I guess we also have to see how Takara handles Power of the Primes tiny figures.

 

I would think so, as all the major Voyager, Deluxe, and Leader molds have been released.

 

Wilder / Fangry's Headmaster figure being the only obvious omission thus far.

 

Ptero and his vehicle were never released either, and I imagine this Lione is his head only.  No lion partner.

 

Shuffler's head was never released, but the retool was as Clouder.


I still have my original Hasbro RiD 2001 figures, but if there's anything worthwhile about this Encore reissue, I just may have to check it out.

 

Probably a new voice clip by the original Japanese actor.

 

Hopefully better tires?


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:29 AM

A God Fire Convoy reissue...damn I feel old, brings back memories of a nerdy me still in school drooling over its prototype pics via dial-up.

Hope the rubber on this reissue won't crack or, worse yet, erode plastic.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:34 AM

I certainly like that they're likely giving us the remaining 1987 Hasbro Autobot Targetmasters guns, but I lament the (impending) loss of the Jumpstarters actual guns.

The Targetmasters may end up looking a bit weird with these guys, since they'll be gray and red with white and blue guys.

Granted I'm a person that dislikes when the Targetmaster is the same color as their larger partner (Universe Cyclonus, SG Cyclonus, LG Slugslinger - it would seem).  But the contrast might be a bit too much.  :D

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:40 AM

God Ginrai was 14 years old when they reissued it. Star Convoy was 15.

Fire Convoy will be 18.

But it's just not the same, dammit, because Fire Convoy wasn't the drool-object on slow dial-up connections that showed them on fan sites so rudimentary they didn't know which figure was which. Nobody ever paid $600 for a MIB Fire Convoy.... right?

When I got my Deathsaurus it was 7 years old. That's not the same as today buying ROTF Jetfire.... is it?

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:45 AM

God Ginrai was 14 years old when they reissued it. Star Convoy was 15.

Fire Convoy will be 18.

But it's just not the same, dammit, because Fire Convoy wasn't the drool-object on slow dial-up connections that showed them on fan sites so rudimentary they didn't know which figure was which. Nobody ever paid $600 for a MIB Fire Convoy.... right?

Fire Convoy was definitely a drool object on slow dial-up connections.  But people knew who he was at the time.  :D

 

I remember a place called Charms in Manchester, CT that would sell bootleg VHS of fansubbed anime.  They were open for a short time, but I'm pretty sure they had both Fire Convoy and Black Convoy for roughly $200 at their store.

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:55 AM

dammit I paid extra for inherent and non-transferable specialness

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:04 AM

When I got my Deathsaurus it was 7 years old. That's not the same as today buying ROTF Jetfire.... is it?

 

No, because it was foreign, which gives it Weeb Bonus. You'd have to buy that ROTF Buster Prime/Jetfire two-pack, which you actually could easily spend $600 on now.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:18 AM

I hope the Encore reissues are going to be casted from Phazer's versions of the molds.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:26 AM

Go boy, Convoy!

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:44 AM

I just wish this meant a reissued Gigatron, maybe with impoved chrome.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:44 AM

Yeeeeeeeeeeeees.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:59 AM

God Fire Convoy. Hadn't heard that name in a while!


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:10 AM

gad dangit they keep doing this to me with targetmasters



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:28 AM

Woo!

 

Legends Seaspray should be skippable. I was worried they'd give him Headmaster Alana or something.

 

I think I'm passing on the Legends Jumpstarters as well. As much as I love Targetmasters, Hasbro's guns are cool, they'd feel incomplete without them.

Plus I already have TR Topspin, and I there's really no way they could improve the deco much, if at all.


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