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@  unluckiness : (21 July 2018 - 10:38 PM)

I have the green one and it's more or less okay. One side has louder clicks but it was like that form the get go

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 05:23 PM)

Well, his gold isn't quite the color I associate with GPS and I see little, if any swirling in it. But hip ratchets in gold plastic that loudly clicked once only to be suddenly silenced. Hrmm. Messing with it now, one leg has no ratcheting and the other ratchets at something like 80 degrees apart.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

I like that figure. :(

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

Please no GPS on HFTD Sea Spray...

@  Darth Gonzo : (21 July 2018 - 03:32 PM)

That moment when you realize GoBots is being talked about more then Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 02:11 PM)

Anyone have experience with HFTD Seaspray? I just bought a used one (for a buck!) and all his hip ratchets broke on first movement. Does he just generally have fragile ratchets or is GPS starting?

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 09:24 PM)

Remember it, for it is the last thing you will hear before I *shuffle* EXPRESS MY FEELINGS IN SONG!!!!!!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Blitzwing, eh?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Huh.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 06:29 PM)

He leaks his crankcase, then we all catch a few new dents.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 02:58 PM)

Quick, somebody put his hand in some warm oil and see what happens.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Guys, SSSHHHHH. Megatron is passed out right over there, and dude is a MEAN drunk. Don't wake him up.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 02:04 PM)

*checks Hasbro's offerings* so, never. :(

@  Jetstream C-18 : (20 July 2018 - 01:26 PM)

They're all hugged when Omega Supreme gets back

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 10:00 AM)

Megatron is hammered! Now, I, Starscream am leader of the Decepticons!

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 09:47 AM)

And megatron is so confused as to why no one is shooting at him anymore that he starts binge drinking.

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Grimlock eats them for lunch.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 08:09 AM)

Optimus wants to free the Minicons. Ultra Magnus says it infringes states' rights.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 08:07 AM)

So... the nicest beings in the universe are fighting with each other?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 08:01 AM)

No Decepticons. It's Autobots Civil War.

@  Gryllid : (20 July 2018 - 07:55 AM)

New York Comic Con is in October, maybe there?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:49 AM)

So.. thus far, Hasbro only revealed Autobots for Siege. Any ideas which show they will reveal the Decepticons at?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:44 AM)

So where did the "Stege" logo come from? All I can find is Sipher posting it an making fun of it. Where did that inconvenient version originate?

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 11:53 PM)

True. But it was due to Transformers' use of the name that Saban at the time couldn't use it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 11:38 PM)

But that's not necessarily a reference, just an attempt to use "Technobable" name.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 10:57 PM)

It's not Power Rangers, but Saban's VR Troopers was originally going to be titled "Cybertron".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 09:26 PM)

@paladin Energon would be too obvious. That's why I like Ore-13. It's not overt.. but still a nice nod.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2018 - 08:05 PM)

the original Sentai called it "Enetron." all they have to change is ONE LETTER.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 06:26 PM)

@saberblade True.. But I don't know.. I just want something simple like the "Energy source" in Beast Morphers to be Ore-13 or something like that.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 05:41 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: Operation Overdrive did have a weapon called the "Transtech Armor" ;)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

*sigh* This is going to be a long subline.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

I already hate the overuse of "STEGE".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 04:16 PM)

I just want Power Ranger refferenes in TF and Vice versa now.

@  Onyxstrike : (19 July 2018 - 11:32 AM)

I think Hasbro might be after more than just my money this time around with these reveals.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  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.


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#1 Kalidor

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:27 AM

There's a lot on that list, including the one literally within walking distance of my house. 

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:34 AM


It might make sense to shift the posts discussing this in the PotP thread over here.

-ZacWilliam, also there's also a thread for this in General already.
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:35 AM

Oof, the one closest to me is closing. It's not a SUPER huge deal, since there's a Super Target right across the street that tends to be AS stocked on TFs, but it's still gonna suck to lose them; they tend to carry a bigger stock of amiibo, for one.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:55 AM

All I can aside from bad luck to those in the US whose closest stores are closing, is:

 

All so the fall begins! Then again someone just needs to shout, "TIMBER!!!" and the stores start falling/closing!


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:17 AM

I'm fortunate to live in an area where multiple TRUs are available within a reasonable driving distance. Even more so, the two closest to me look to be surviving this round, although two of my favorite not-as-close stores do indeed seem to be targeted. Hopefully, that at least means I can find some good deals starting next month.



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:24 AM

I don't see the one nearest to me on that list, so that's a relief.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:07 PM

All I can aside from bad luck to those in the US whose closest stores are closing, is:
 
All so the fall begins! Then again someone just needs to shout, "TIMBER!!!" and the stores start falling/closing!


Ssssoooooo you're happy for hundreds to thousands of workers losing their jobs in a piss-poor economy due to the machinations of greedy venture capitalists whose shortighted company-destroying profit-gobbling created a debt situation that caused a business that is actually successful and profitable under normal circumstances to suffer a debt burden that's nearly impossible to overcome because venture capitalists thrive on destruction, on top of the weakening of competition that manufacturers NEED for the market to be healthy or else more and more goes to companies like Walmart and Amazon who take and take and inch closer to monopoly status...

...because... um... they didn't satisfy your specific plastic tat demands, presumably?


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:35 PM

 

All I can aside from bad luck to those in the US whose closest stores are closing, is:
 
All so the fall begins! Then again someone just needs to shout, "TIMBER!!!" and the stores start falling/closing!


Ssssoooooo you're happy for hundreds to thousands of workers losing their jobs in a piss-poor economy due to the machinations of greedy venture capitalists whose shortighted company-destroying profit-gobbling created a debt situation that caused a business that is actually successful and profitable under normal circumstances to suffer a debt burden that's nearly impossible to overcome because venture capitalists thrive on destruction, on top of the weakening of competition that manufacturers NEED for the market to be healthy or else more and more goes to companies like Walmart and Amazon who take and take and inch closer to monopoly status...

...because... um... they didn't satisfy your specific plastic tat demands, presumably?


M "This Is Not A Thing To Cheer. This Is Pretty Much Bad For Everybody Not From A Specific Set Of Billionaires" Sipher

 

 

I never said I was happy about people losing their jobs, we all knew this was coming when news broke the company was in trouble and as I put it "So the fall begins" which means they are now downsizing to reduce their costs and overheads etc..., thus the fall of the company has begun including its rep!


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:35 PM

And one of my regular TRUs is closing. There's still another nearby, but still, this is a pain.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:50 PM

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:59 PM

Yeah there were posts from other threads talking about this too.




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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:26 PM

Some of these stores aren't TRUs, they're Babies'R'Us stores. Sometimes you get stores that are both, but the Mira Mesa store listed here is ONLY a BRU.

 

I mean that's still not good as BRU is supposedly the doing-even-better part of the company. But just a heads-up.

 

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 06:51 PM

The one in Cape Girardeau is closing but both Marion and Paducah survive. Honestly I'd rather have kept Cape. Thw Marion TRU is terrible about keeping current on TFs.
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:52 PM

I've got one Babies R Us and the two of the three TRUs within driving distance of my house closing, and the only one that's staying open is godawful at stocking anything, be it regular releases or exclusives. C'est la vie.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:27 PM

Some of these stores aren't TRUs, they're Babies'R'Us stores. Sometimes you get stores that are both, but the Mira Mesa store listed here is ONLY a BRU.

 

I mean that's still not good as BRU is supposedly the doing-even-better part of the company. But just a heads-up.

It seems like they're generally closing stores that are only one or the other in favor of keeping the combined stores open.



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:08 PM

My store is safe I still have a job

 

I look forward to getting more PotP we seem to be the only place thats gotten decent stock in plus I can price match and still use my discount


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 01:57 AM

 

Some of these stores aren't TRUs, they're Babies'R'Us stores. Sometimes you get stores that are both, but the Mira Mesa store listed here is ONLY a BRU.

 

I mean that's still not good as BRU is supposedly the doing-even-better part of the company. But just a heads-up.

It seems like they're generally closing stores that are only one or the other in favor of keeping the combined stores open.

 

That makes sense. I admit I haven't really bothered to notice if the two non-closing TRUs I've been to here are marked as combo stores, but I'm FAIRLY sure they both have sizable baby furniture et all departments.

 

 

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:14 AM

Seeing the list, I am relieved that the Amarillo Toys R' Us (the one I shop in) is not on there.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:30 AM

Yes, I'm relieved that the only closing in my area is a Babies R Us. There's only 1 in easy driving distance and my four-year-old loves it.



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