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@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon


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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

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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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