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@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

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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.


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#1221 Powered Convoy

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 02:58 PM

About time they created some decent looking Cyberverse figures.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 03:01 PM

Maybe we'll actually get a competent Cyberverse Starscream toy :p



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Posted 03 October 2019 - 03:09 PM

The only one of those that looks actualy good is Bumblebee, rest all have glaring aesthetic problems, and aesthetics is really the only purpose of trying to do toys like this.

 

Hope the Windblade looks as good as Bee.



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Posted 03 October 2019 - 03:29 PM

Speaking of which, still hoping for a Battle Class Windblade.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 03:31 PM


I would love to own Maccadam, I find it very hard to picture myself buying two waves of them.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 03:37 PM

Maybe the next two waves afterwards are "ominous silhouette Maccadam."

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 03:39 PM

These new CV Warriors look great. Makes me pissed that I bought the original Megatron warrior mold and a little glad I haven't gotten the armored version yet (though he at least looks fun). And matrix blast effects piece!

Edited by Octavius Prime, 03 October 2019 - 03:39 PM.


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 05:12 PM

NICE, those are some good looking figures


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 05:37 PM

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 05:58 PM

I'm having a hard time telling where shockwave's gun comes from. I know it's based on a prop from the show, but I can't for the life of me remember where it appeared


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 06:28 PM

Oh, is that an Optimus where the front of the cab becomes his chest? And then the headlights/sides of the cab become his arms? How very novel.

 

(Seriously the most interested in an Optimus toy I've ever been since getting the Powermaster in the 80's.)


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 07:40 PM

These made my day, and my 2020, so much better.

Bumblebee is the standout but everyone but Shockwave looks like a must have.

I am SO glad after 5 years we finally get toys in the show line as good as the generations line.
Now give me Shadow Striker or someone who ISNT just a G1 guy who will also be in Earthrise

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 08:26 PM

So do these have, like, a... line name or a price tag? Feels like there's been no press release about these.



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Posted 03 October 2019 - 08:32 PM

So do these have, like, a... line name or a price tag? Feels like there's been no press release about these.

 

Deluxe class, as opposed to the current Warrior class figures.


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 08:37 PM

Woah Maccadam? I guess I'll plan on getting two Cyberverse toys. (if I find Sky-Byte)

 

Wait a minute--

 

Build.

A.

Figure.

 

(see the estimated price it'll total).

 

(flips a table)

 

 

Well on the plus side, they all look pretty good and I could never pull the trigger on any of the other Shockwave's, and maybe we'll get a nice deluxe Sky-Byte and Slipstream in the later wave.

 

And I think Cyberverse goes on sale more than the other lines at Target.


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 10:25 PM

In general, since it's the 'main line' you'll probably have a easier time getting good deals on them than anything, unless these toys come with some kind of GENERATIONS-ISH "collector aimed" packaging that is.



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 12:03 AM

Okay I'm way behind here because I stopped paying to this toyline on about day two, but these Battle guys who have accessories that turn into Halloween costumes look really great. Are they total rubbish? They're total rubbish, aren't they?

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 05:36 AM

I'm sad that after 'here's the normal boring guys - and a shark! - but with battle masks and peg on bits for extra fun', we're going back to 'here's the normal boring guys but a little bit better'. I guess this is going to mean that finding the last couple of waves of Warriors is going to be harder too. Anyone have a Gnaw?

 

 

Okay I'm way behind here because I stopped paying to this toyline on about day two, but these Battle guys who have accessories that turn into Halloween costumes look really great. Are they total rubbish? They're total rubbish, aren't they?

 

The smaller ones are all pretty neat. Alright articulation, no spring gimmicks to get in the way and take up part counts like the warriors, and the addon bits are just fun. The bigger ones, again not bad toys, but the addon stuff is... variable. Prime's and Bee's are decent, Megatron's is okay once you figure out exactly how you're supposed to put it on, and Grimlock's is trash, literally and figuratively. They're interchangeable - small with small and big with big - which adds some fun.



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 06:54 AM

Oh, I didn't even realise there were bigger dudes. That's the least ugly Cyberverse Megatron I've ever seen, but that weird getup of his is no Cosmic Patrol Prowl.

Picked up Baby Jetfire and his Wearable Tank and I don't regret it. I really dig the weird looks of these armoured-up guys.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:33 AM

The base Ratchet toy is great. His snowmobile is annoyingly small.



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