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@  Nevermore : (21 January 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Germany considers Monday the first day of the week.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 02:18 AM)

Can I just say that right now... I hate the USA?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

There are languages where the days are named for numbers and Sunday is "one". Like Arabic.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 01:31 AM)

Isn't it sort of a religious thing for Sunday to be the start of the week but most people just go with the first day they go to work for the week?

@  unitremover : (20 January 2018 - 01:02 AM)

I feel like I've known plenty of Americans who'd say Monday is the first day of the week.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

Personally Monday will always be the first day of the week for me. The notion that Sunday is somehow the first day of the week seems completely nonsensical to me.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

I'm fairly sure it is in Australia, but that tends to get blurred because of US influence.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:19 AM)

(It's Sunday here in the U.S.)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:18 AM)

Anyone here live in a country where Monday is considered the first day of the week?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 08:40 PM)

Maybe?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

But do they search barf?

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Under water, the fish don't stink.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 07:42 PM)

I read that at first as "Everyone is a fish...."

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2018 - 06:08 PM)

Everyone has a fetish, I guess.

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 05:56 PM)

I parsed it as "search barf" at first.

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 05:05 PM)

Robowang nude hiden cam photos

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 02:54 PM)

Oh, hey, that's not the search bar! Whoops.

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 12:48 PM)

reflector camera mode

@  MEDdMI : (19 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

But did you get a Snowbombcyclopsragnarokdoomstorm like the US NE got last week?

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Netherlands? We got one hell of a storm here in Germany the other day too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:30 AM

Anyone here own any Convertors? I have seen them mentioned a few times on the wiki.

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:06 AM

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:21 AM

I have Zardak, Crawler, Rex, Tenticus, Focus, the binoculars, Baron, Cassette...

Now if you ask me where they are... not sure I could tell you that lol.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:06 AM

I'm pretty sure Bickmore's packaged Colt photo is of my Colt. There was a brief period where I was going back and buying a ton of them, because they are (were?) really cheap and I have intense nostalgia for them (because they were also really cheap in 1985, which meant I had a bunch). And a few of them (especially the Avarians) are great toy designs.

 

They're the chintziest pieces of crap you've ever played with, though.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:14 AM

I don’t anymore, but i used to own the Alphatron vehicle combiner and Omegatron (which is basically Omega Supreme}. Kinda wish i still had them, just for the novelty value.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

Those are actually the other Convertors, from Grandstand.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:59 AM

I wish Takara had reissued Omegatron with some new story how the mind of Megatron had taken over the body of Omega Supreme.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:31 PM

My only one is the Avarian owl, Hoot, and he has always been one of my very favorite toys. Chintzy plastic, but a great little design.

I'd like to get more but I've always held off. My impression is that due to their fragility and the general lack of collector interest, finding them in decent shape gets difficult.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:34 PM

Those are actually the other Convertors, from Grandstand.


There’s a difference?

Wow. In that case i don’t think i’ve ever heard of Selects Convertors then.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:40 PM

Bull, the Jumbo Defender (whose name I always thought was Buffalo, perhaps because he has "Buffalo" written all over him) was one of my absolute favorite transforming robot toys as a kid.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:17 PM

I've got a Spin, the roulette wheel, on my coffee table as a gift from a coworker.  I didn't know what it was until just now.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:38 PM

I have Crawler (AKA blue Barrage) and Scorpio, Nofka (or possibly a knockoff), and "Turak" and "Volcan" (which even at the time I recognized as Max and Millia's Veritechs/Valkyries).



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 03:25 PM

Convertors are indistinguishable from knockoffs.

 

Well: almost all knockoffs, anyway.

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:39 PM

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:55 PM

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I have had the black Transforming Radio in the front here since the 80s. Hes definitely a Convertor as he has the logo right across the top center of his chest, but he seems to be a pretty obscure one. The Convertors websites Ive checked online make no mention of him anywhere and Ive only very rarely found any pictures of it online at all.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:04 PM

I have Crawler (AKA blue Barrage) and Scorpio, Nofka (or possibly a knockoff), and "Turak" and "Volcan" (which even at the time I recognized as Max and Millia's Veritechs/Valkyries).


Almost. Max and Milia's signature colors may have been used for Turak and Volcan, but from what I can discern, Turak and Volcan's molds are VF-1S, not VF-1J like Max and Milia's personal fighters.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:23 AM

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:50 PM

I still have Avarian Rex.  Cool little toy.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:57 PM

I have a bunch. Most if not all of the Deluxe Defenders & Avarians. One of the little SD Veritech Maladroids (I forget which one). The walkman guy. And I think First Track.

 

I had Morphus and Tenticus (the Insectors), but I've replaced them with FoC Kickback and Fox Kids! Transmetal Tarantulas, respectively.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

I got a couple minty shiny birdpersons from a friend a few years back, and picked up the Roulette-bot, the SDF-1, and the "mini-Skids" Honda City slightly more recently. They're all super-floppy and fragile-feeling, but they're so unusual and fun that they're still worth owning.





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