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@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2018 - 10:21 AM)

The restauraunt messes up your food, you complain to customer service. Complain to 911 when you get food poisoning from said food.

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Ugh. I hate people sometimes.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2018 - 04:00 AM)

I mean, white people are calling the cops on black people for random shit lately, it appears.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2018 - 02:49 AM)

It's not that surprising that some people freaked out enough over Youtube being down that they'd call emergency services. I mean, I've heard of at least one instance of someone calling 911 because the restaurant didn't make a cheeseburger to their liking.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 12:09 PM)

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/10/16/youtube-experiences-widespread-outage/ Just one of several stories about it.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 October 2018 - 11:59 AM)

*groan* Morons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:48 AM)

Yep.

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2018 - 11:45 AM)

people were calling 911 about YouTube being down?

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2018 - 11:45 AM)

....what

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:39 AM)

Apparently some people freaked out so much they called 911.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 07:33 AM)

I was at work when it happened I guess.

@  Paladin : (17 October 2018 - 07:18 AM)

disappeared completely up its own asshole.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 02:14 AM)

Youtube was gone?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 11:53 PM)

I actually agree with you MEDdMI, or at least be creative. x.x

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2018 - 11:29 PM)

Death threats are boring. Get to know the person, then torment them with stuff that really gets under their skin. *evil grin*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2018 - 10:18 PM)

YouTube is back!

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 09:55 PM)

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 October 2018 - 09:27 PM)

BTW for the three of you who haven't discovered yet, YouTube is down.

@  Telly : (16 October 2018 - 08:05 PM)

maybe this is that persons first death threat, and the creativity will come with more experiance

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Nah. Or at least not near as creative as some of them I've got. This one was a basic "If I ever see you IRL I'll slit you're throat."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 October 2018 - 06:00 PM)

was it at least a creative threat?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 01:07 PM)

Speaking of which.. Got a deaththeat today on an other messageboard. :D

@  Shockwave 75 : (16 October 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pidgeon; no matter what you do it's going to shit on the board and strut around like it won.

@  Pennpenn : (16 October 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Well, there is also the fact that the person you're arguing against won't accept the authority as neutral (or valid or credible) unless they agree with everything that person says.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 05:35 AM)

Never argue with idiots. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:21 AM)

Anyone who's ever argued with dumbasses on the internet knows how stubborn and persistent they can be. Dozens of people can tell them they're wrong, and they' just stick their fingers in their ears and go "na na can't hear you!"

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:19 AM)

Especially if its a bet about an objective truth. Chances are, you provide overwhelming evidence for your position, the dumbass won't accept your evidence or will just change the rules and then claim the money you allegedly owe him.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:17 AM)

I've just been reminded of a life lesson: Never take a bet with a dumbass unless there's a neutral authority accepted by both sides that will decide on the winner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 03:42 AM)

Peace was never an option.

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 02:03 AM)

The war between the cerapods and the theropods continues to the modern era

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:51 PM)

The parrot, once I stopped pressing the button on the toy. It might have gone on forever otherwise.

@  Foffy : (15 October 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Depends. Who won?

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:37 PM)

Should I be worried that my 40-year-old parrot got into a roaring contest with a Jurassic World toy?

@  Paladin : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

was the bride's name Sarah Connor?

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

A sawed off shotgun is fairly easy to conceal. Of course, they're also illegal.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 October 2018 - 04:19 PM)

Maybe they wear a really, really baggy coat.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 04:10 PM)

I don't wanna think about the body type where a SHOTGUN is concealed carry.

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2018 - 04:08 PM)

"If there any objections-" *Both sides pull out ridiculous amounts of weapons against each other*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

Someone else quips in the comments, "I have heard of a shotgun wedding, but this is ridiculous!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I saw a random shipost on Facebook. Evidently, there are people in the U.S. who have to ask wedding guests not to bring their concealed-carry weapons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 October 2018 - 07:09 AM)

Hey.. I tried to say that google game streaming actually works pretty good... Now if that's depressing, that's a WHOLE nother ball of wax. ;D

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 06:29 AM)

The box is being used exactly as it was meant to: for random conversation. If it's depressing it's because the group whom use it is neither oblivious or stupid and we happen to be discussing depressing things.

@  fourteenwings : (15 October 2018 - 12:27 AM)

I'm starting to feel like the box is being used in lieu of actual serious threads (not to be terrible but seeing this as soon as you get on the forums is depressing).

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

It's shameful that randos in richer countries pretend like it's not happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

Small island countries are already sinking below sea level and being consumed by the ocean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:28 PM)

Which is why poorer countries are some of the ones most worried at this point, I imagine. Wealthy countries like the US, Canada, etc won't feel the effects nearly as soon

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 10:05 PM)

Realistically: there doesn't have to be truly catastrophic impacts to screw us all over. Frequent enough storms will disrupt our infrastructure, which will hobble our ability to rebuild quickly and cause pretty big backslides in quality of life. I don't mean "oh no, I can't charge my iphone", more like "dysentery is as common as the flu because the resources just aren't there to clean the water anymore".

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

If no, then procrastinate some more

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

Well, the most important question: is it going to stop me getting some drive thru at McDonald's?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2018 - 09:21 PM)

It's kinda nuts seeing insurance ads tell everyone multiple 500-year storms a year is the new normal, but the general attitude over is still at best *shrug*.


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#21 Salt-Man Z

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:17 PM

That blue cockatiel or whatever, Calypso, looks awfully familiar to me.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:28 PM

Books like Machine Robo Wedge are the highlights of my collection. I would absolutely help Kickstart a photo book documenting things like Convertors, Pow-R-Trons, and the like. Given the plastic in these, a picture's gonna last longer.



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:58 PM

Whatever happened to Select, anyway? Am I to assume that they are no longer an extant company?
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:39 PM

I think I remember Wheels the Jeep, but I can't remember if it belonged to me or someone else.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:32 PM

Whatever happened to Select, anyway? Am I to assume that they are no longer an extant company?

I don't think anyone knows.  They have such a generic name, it's hard to do any records searches.


Edited by Spark, 08 November 2017 - 06:32 PM.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:50 PM

im 100% sure i had these:

 

(never knew what this one was til a few years ago. course by that time the toy was long gone)

 

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i might have had more but memory fades. i only remember these cause the bottom 2 i got recently-ish. and the first one stuck with me cause it was so weird and i fiddled with it so much cause i had no idea how to transform it cause it made no sense since i didnt have instructions for it


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:45 PM

I had those 3 Telly.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:22 PM

Was Fun Publications able to use the Maladroids in minor TF roles because Select's status is.....so unknown?


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:50 PM

Sounds like these were just namedrops rather than explicitly using their designs, so I doubt it would've been a problem even if the company were still around.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 03:31 PM

Zardak has a nice design.

 

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And Zark in two alternate decoes:

 

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:19 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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I had the blue radio one in back, he served as my Soundwave for years.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:36 PM

That blue guy was my Straxus; blue, big axe, alt mode appropriate for fighting Blaster. Not a Convertor though. We got mine from one of those mail order catalogues that were basically the precursor to Skymall.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:42 PM

In Wings, "Zardak" was a repurposed Henkei Decepticon Jetfire. Black and Purple with a green visor and silver face. *Cough*

(Yeah. Same toy that later was repurposed for SG Jetfire).

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:03 PM

In Wings, "Zardak" was a repurposed Henkei Decepticon Jetfire. Black and Purple with a green visor and silver face. *Cough*

(Yeah. Same toy that later was repurposed for SG Jetfire).

 

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:51 PM

How convenient. Dan Larson of Toy Galaxy recently posted an explanatory video of Convertors.

 

 

He could certainly use more images, though.


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#36 Chip

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:45 PM

It's aimed at someone less entrenched in this stuff than I am, which is fine, but it's nice to see Convertors treated with some respect.



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