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@  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

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.


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#1181 Benbot

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 07:56 PM

The first season of Beast Wars is terrible to base show accurate transforming figures. You get only one mode that looks good. Chose one.

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 09:46 PM

$150? Haha.

I just can't believe there are enough willing buyers out there. So little product for so much money.

It will do fine, but man, MPs are just disgusting to me at this point. Enjoy, rich people!

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 11:46 PM

I mean, Beast Wars was better than G1 in most cases as far as model accuracy goes.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:49 AM

Well, there are ways around the price.  I admit I'm not in the market, I was here to look at the plastic explosions, but I do want an Omega Supreme, which cost-wise isn't any better.  I'm putting Amazon reward points towards it, and so far I've gotten about $70 off.  You can also apply coupons/cards/money stuffed in a shoebox, etc. If you want it and plan it out in advance, you can probably pull it off.



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Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:30 PM

I can afford it, but it's what you get for the money. Omega Supreme? Cool, I get a house for other TFs for $150. But I won't pay that for the spider in the basement. Paint apps, parts count, whatever, not worth it to me. Might plop down $50, but not 3x that.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:34 PM

Oh, ok, I misunderstood.  I thought it was just the cost.  When I first heard about Omega I started planning in advance so I could stock up and not have it take a major bite, I figured it was a similar situation.



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Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:59 PM

Wouldn't be surprised if it's down to $100 at least once it hits Amazon Japan preorder.  Waiting to see what the spider mode looks like when properly transformed, since it may not be that far removed from Dinobot's alt mode issues when everything is plugged together correctly.



#1188 repowers

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:10 PM

With Legends Black Widow running $75-90 on eBay, well.... hrm.  Hrm.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:15 PM

There was a reputable seller on Ebay doing preorders of BA for 85. He's since sold out, but I'm expecting <100 on Amazon at least.
 
 
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Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:07 PM

With Legends Black Widow running $75-90 on eBay, well.... hrm.  Hrm.


Yeah, that's why I don't own Slipstream from that wave. Ugh. I didn't want to pay $32, let alone $80.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 06:31 AM

Animation Accurate in Robot Mode (From the Front) At All Costs.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 10:04 AM

Animation Accurate in Robot Mode (From the Front) At All Costs.

That's kind of the slogan for MP these days, isn't it?

 

MP BW Megatron drives me a little nuts with that, since his annoying beast sides are all piled on his back in a stack... just to make the shape of the shrunk down shell "wings" from the front.  And at least some of that shell probably could have packed inside the chest, but they're ALSO trying to mimic the transformation scheme from the show, which creates kind of a nightmare scenario for most early BW figures.


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:35 AM

Animation Accurate in Robot Mode (From the Front) At All Costs.

That's kind of the slogan for MP these days, isn't it?
"Don't look at the toy from any side from the front" has been the norm in this franchise since day one. It's why we notice the exceptions when they do happen.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:51 AM

 


 


Animation Accurate in Robot Mode (From the Front) At All Costs.

That's kind of the slogan for MP these days, isn't it?
"Don't look at the toy from any side from the front" has been the norm in this franchise since day one. It's why we notice the exceptions when they do happen.

 

BUT the MP line kind of forfeit that benefit when it switched gears to "100% cartoon accurate all day, every day," since, well, we know what the backs of these characters also look like.  The level of scrutiny invited is much higher, and the cost hike causes everyone to double down on it since they don't want to spend $300+ on something that's "kinda mostly there, sort of".


Edited by Spark, 13 May 2019 - 12:45 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 12:31 PM


Yeah, a feet and a backside like the new Bumblebee has is fine when I'm paying $20 or $40 dollars for a toy. When something crosses the $100 line though the standards I
expect from it go way way up.


-ZacWilliam, although to be fair I'm personally out completely somewhere around the $160-$180 mark no matter who or how awesome the toy $200 is just more than I could ever justify paying for a TF.
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Posted 13 May 2019 - 12:50 PM

I have to admit, my urge to buy MPs dropped off massively as soon as the prices started jumping so much post-Megatron.  Megatron at least justifies it with a full load out of parts, electronics, and just being absurdly complex, but I can't say I've seen anything since that's really warranted it.  I picked up BW Megatron really mostly because I just very much like that character and the sculpt and paintwork looked excellent.

 

Like, when third party stuff has become the "affordable option", it's a weird market.


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 01:46 PM

I was going to comment about prices not quite being in Soul of Chogokin(SoC) territory yet, but it looks like it's about that ballpark now, when I skimmed the prices for the last few batches on HLJ. Given they're adding stands and such, Takara may see the line now as their answer to Bandai's SoC. That may also be how they justify going full cartoon with it too, since that's the goal of SOC figures as well.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 01:49 PM

Yeah, I also suspected as much.  The only thing they've really done differently is electronics instead of high die-cast content.


Edited by Spark, 13 May 2019 - 01:50 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 02:44 PM

That's actually why I have so few MP's, just the first American Optimus Prime (Wal-Mart clearance) and Grimlock (TRU clearance). I just wasn't convinced that the value added to my collection was worth the costs. Hence the clearance bin rummaging. The first MP I plan to pay shelf price for is the Ecto-35 Prime, as it has a different deco than normal, new accessories, and pure weirdness value to push it over the line. Now to see if ToyHax had makes a Containment Unit kit for the trailer's inside.

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