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@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

So,uh. Seems like Amazon's Prime Day really didn't go well this year.

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 09:55 AM)

It wasn't just blander and more polite bacon like I was expecting

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 July 2018 - 09:51 AM)

Canadian bacon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 09:15 AM)

And the even more important question is: is that ballpit deep enough to conceal a body... what?

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 05:35 AM)

THe more important question is if they have a ball pit

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

How many attendees on average does TFcon get? And how about TFNation?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 06:31 PM)

I stopped reading it.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 July 2018 - 06:04 PM)

If talking about it here is all it takes to get you, why hasn't the oreo thread killed you yet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL. Of your stomach.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 July 2018 - 04:09 PM)

Hey man, how you deal with yo problems is yo bidness.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 04:08 PM)

I did no such thing! I am innocent of the pop tart corruption!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 02:57 PM)

You guys made me buy cinnamon roll Pop Tarts today.

@  Otaku : (16 July 2018 - 02:38 PM)

@D Immortalis Just fill the bag with air first and pop that? XP Oh, and you won't like that I grew up microwaving them more often than actually toasting. ;)

@  Otaku : (16 July 2018 - 02:37 PM)

@MEDdMI Yeah, the even more artificial flavors like S'more are the ones that usually taste good cold. There exceptions... I think it was Sugar Cookie that needed to be toasted...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 02:19 PM)

And.. Amazon is borked.

@  Donocropolis : (16 July 2018 - 05:55 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw - Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered him and P/CP

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 01:41 AM)

Repugnus up

@  Paladin : (15 July 2018 - 07:41 PM)

or add peanut butter.

@  MEDdMI : (15 July 2018 - 07:33 PM)

Nuke them enough in the microwave....?

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 06:43 PM)

if po tarts dont POP then they become a lie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 05:10 PM)

I typically just went for the traditional flavours... I think mostly Rasberry or Strawberry. I'll have to pick up a box next time I'm out

@  MEDdMI : (15 July 2018 - 04:09 PM)

@Otaku I've tried that too with a few of them. I liked the soda flavored ones they had. Too bad they were limited. :(

@  Otaku : (15 July 2018 - 03:48 PM)

@D Immortalis Most Pop-Tarts I like are better eaten frozen... and the only reason I started doing that is because Pop-Tarts commercials told me to try them that way. XD

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 03:03 PM)

woohoo, just got my tickets to see From Ashes To New and Hollywood Undead on the 26th!

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 10:07 AM)

oh wow Jazz has heel spurs.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 July 2018 - 06:32 AM)

That's basically what happened to me. I was on that aisle for completely other reasons, caught sight of them in my peripheral, and then... just couldn't stop thinking about them.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 02:47 AM)

Hungry for pop tarts now - haven't had those in years

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

anyone that doesnt put theit pop tarts in a toaster is a heretic.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

Do they still make the cinnamon-brown sugar ones?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 09:03 PM)

Yup. And?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 08:29 PM)

Aren't Pop Tarts like, totally junk for you by the definition of the word?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Four IS standard... but it's been so long I had forgotten.

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 July 2018 - 07:29 PM)

Bah, wonko, I remember when 4 was STANDARD

@  Paladin : (14 July 2018 - 04:10 PM)

https://twitter.com/NickRoche/status/1018234094310879234 people suck...

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 01:10 PM)

Me: opening a box of pop tarts. "Oh my god! There's FOUR in here?!?! Score!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 10:22 AM)

Well, some people are into shopping, anyway.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 10:22 AM)

Taiwanese Costco also has lots of things that shoppers would want!

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2018 - 10:18 AM)

The Taiwan Costco I visited once was nice but I have to question why our guide thought it'd be a good place to bring tourists.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 09:40 AM)

Lower prices, lower taxes, bigger selection... yeah, I can see that happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 09:14 AM)

Didn't a Washington Costco make the news a couple years ago for being sheerly flooded with customers from British Columbia?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 July 2018 - 01:25 AM)

That's cool. There's a Sam's Club in Niagara Falls, where I tend to cross the border, but I've never been in. I'm a Costco member, but not Sam's Club; and unfortunately Costco makes sure there aren't any locations in the US too near the Canadian border

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 07:02 PM)

Nope, not the battle damaged version. He got it from his cousin, whose family has a camping ground in... I wanna say new york state, but I'm probably wrong. Just across the border anyway.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 03:37 AM

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I like Scarlet the best because she sexy :D


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:57 AM

Season 2 will feature: Transformers, LEGO, Star Trek, and Hello Kitty.

Netflix had this thing where exclusive series dropped a season at at time instead of episode by episode, but that was apparently too much, so they shifted to doing them by half-seasons. Voltron did the same thing. So they're not calling the 2018 episodes a second "season", all eight are technically "Season 1" and there may or may not be a "Season 2" in the future. I guess the season is a good production block but not an ideal release / viewing block. 

 

Bit 80's-centric but so far not bad. 

 

if additional seasons come, I'd like to see them explore later lines like Power Rangers.

How's the treatment on Joe and Barbie? Neither of those is an 80s line. They existed in the 80s, but that's because Barbie is eternal and Joe was an also-ran in between He-Man and Transformers. I'd be disappointed if the treatment of either of those lines was conspicuously 80s-centric (though I can understand that there's a limited pool of people around to interview about the history of these things.)


Edited by Copper Bezel, 31 December 2017 - 05:57 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:13 AM

They focus on their original inception. G.I. Joe has time focused on the 80's due to ARAH. Barbie doesn't spend too much time on the 80's.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:25 AM

Gotcha, very cool. = ] 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:59 AM

Spoiler

:D


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 02:28 PM

These were actually really, really good.

 

Literally my only criticisms were ignoring everything GI Joe did after ARAH ended, when the other ones covered it to the present day (and He-Man even talked about it being mostly dead and failing to stay relevant, so they were certainly willing to go there), and abbreviating the 90's relaunch of Star Wars to make it seem like it began with the Phantom Menace, when Power of the Force 2-->Shadows of the Empire-->Special Edition stuff was literally my childhood, so that's just a personal thing.

 

Now I really want to see the Transformers one, though I also worry they're going to shortchange everything after 1990.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 02:52 PM


 

Now I really want to see the Transformers one, though I also worry they're going to shortchange everything after 1990.

 

 

So just like Hasbro then.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:38 PM

*crosses fingers for a 15 minute segment on Power Core combiners*


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:21 AM

Watched Star Wars and Barbie. I knew way more about Star Wars than Barbie of course, so the Barbie ep held more surprises, but even with the SW episode it was interesting to learn more about the behind-the-scenes business dealings and design history. I don't like the narrator or the intro, and I noticed they did skip over the Ewoks line and both the 1985 and roided-out 1995 Power of the Force lines, but still it's a pretty fun and informative series so far.

 

Star Trek in the next batch seems like the odd-man-out inclusion. It's the only one of the 8 that was never a phenomenon as a toyline alone. Sure, there have been decades of Trek toys, but they've rarely been good and they've never been popular. It'll be interesting to see how they make them, well, interesting.



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:03 AM

 

Star Trek in the next batch seems like the odd-man-out inclusion. It's the only one of the 8 that was never a phenomenon as a toyline alone. Sure, there have been decades of Trek toys, but they've rarely been good and they've never been popular. It'll be interesting to see how they make them, well, interesting.

 

I initially thought that, too, but it's a bit of a misconception because Star Trek mostly skipped the 80s, toy-wise, due to the Motion Picture's toyline flopping hard, and no toymakers wanting to go near the brand for awhile. The 90's Playmates line of figures that began with Next Gen was huuuuuge at the time, had figures that were individually-numbered, was pitched to collectors, and was generally considered a cut above the rest in terms of poseability, accessories and sculpt. I think there's a neat story to tell, there. Plus, if you want to go back, the Mego stuff in the 70's was huge, too.



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 10:00 AM

My favorite part about the MOTU episode was when they got to the 200X series. Even they were like, "WTF?".


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:13 AM

 

 

Star Trek in the next batch seems like the odd-man-out inclusion. It's the only one of the 8 that was never a phenomenon as a toyline alone. Sure, there have been decades of Trek toys, but they've rarely been good and they've never been popular. It'll be interesting to see how they make them, well, interesting.

 

I initially thought that, too, but it's a bit of a misconception because Star Trek mostly skipped the 80s, toy-wise, due to the Motion Picture's toyline flopping hard, and no toymakers wanting to go near the brand for awhile. The 90's Playmates line of figures that began with Next Gen was huuuuuge at the time, had figures that were individually-numbered, was pitched to collectors, and was generally considered a cut above the rest in terms of poseability, accessories and sculpt. I think there's a neat story to tell, there. Plus, if you want to go back, the Mego stuff in the 70's was huge, too.

 

My fear is that they'll focus solely on the Mego side and ignore the massive presence Star Trek had on the industry in the early to mid 90s.



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:38 PM

Pleasantly surprised; I was expecting "I Love the 80s" or, worse, that Toy Hunter hoax show from a few years ago. Instead these were mostly smart and well-crafted. I just wish they'd gotten into more details of market shifts: WHY these once-dominant toys fell apart. Apparently there were no SW toys from 1986-94? I had never heard that.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:59 PM

I guess they kind of skipped over Micro Machines too, at that.
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:47 PM

Apparently there were no SW toys from 1986-94? I had never heard that.

 

its true. once the first power of the force ended that was it (wait. when were the ewoks and droids toys out? anyway...). i think it was pretty much considered a dead toy franchise until the orange card series kicked off and everyone lost their shit over them (me included). they hit at just the right time, when people who had grown up with the original toys were entering the work force and could buy what they wanted now


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:10 AM

I like most of this...my big complaint was the HUGE omission of the G.I.Joe episode COMPLETELY skipping the SHIELD/HYDRA stuff.

 

makes me wonder what the other episodes are leaving out.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:46 AM

I like most of this...my big complaint was the HUGE omission of the G.I.Joe episode COMPLETELY skipping the SHIELD/HYDRA stuff.

The what now? A Google search failed to explain.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:33 AM

Larry Hama's GI Joe: ARAH pitch was based on a rejected concept he had come up with for a "Nick Fury and SHIELD vs Hydra" series. Cobra is basically just a renamed Hydra.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:01 AM

 

Apparently there were no SW toys from 1986-94? I had never heard that.

 

its true. once the first power of the force ended that was it (wait. when were the ewoks and droids toys out? anyway...). i think it was pretty much considered a dead toy franchise until the orange card series kicked off and everyone lost their shit over them (me included). they hit at just the right time, when people who had grown up with the original toys were entering the work force and could buy what they wanted now

 

I was so dissappointed they didn't cover the Orange Card stuff, and acted like the relaunch began with Phantom Menace. It was an important moment in my childhood.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:04 AM

I've only watched the MotU episode so far, and while they addressed the decline of the original and the weaker performance of the two relaunches honestly I felt it kinda needed more detail. The reasons they go into for the original line's decline especially seem only semi relevant and don't mention a bunch of things that it is usually attributed to.

-ZacWilliam, and yeah the subsequent lines are barely mentioned at all, but it was still a pretty interesting watch with some fun stories.

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