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@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  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)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  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


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#8021 Kup

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 07:24 AM

First time I saw a custom cell shaded Transformer on Instagram I thought it was really cool.

200 times later, meh. It has to be done really well for me to bite. I agree with everything M Sipher just said.
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#8022 NightViper

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 07:51 AM

The silver (on the smokestacks and ax) irks me. Why when the rest of it is cartoon metal would put actual metallic paint on there? Why not white? Why not gray? It already was irksome that the new MP did white and gray AND chrome but this actually is trying to be flat 2D color-job so... gah!!

The highlights going in random angles bothers me too. They get somewhat of a pass because I know how hard that must be to coordinate between modes but light doesn't really work like that (especially when simplified for cartoons) and it just... bothers.

#8023 Benbot

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 07:55 AM

I actually prefer the main colors on animation Optimus--I wish we could get that without the shading/reflections.



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Posted 20 September 2019 - 09:18 AM

I really don't remember that ever being done in any of the old cartoons.

 

Oh? You don't remember the episodes where Optimus and Megatron smeared toothpaste all over their bodies? They were very memorable episodes, like that scene in the movie where Prime crumbles to dust.


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:03 AM

I feel like there's a weird "beam me up Scotty" effect going on in recent years with the idea that the cartoon colored everyone like they were super shiny. (Transformers: Devastation is the other prominent example that comes to mind.) I blame Dreamwave.

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#8026 Sabrblade

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:19 AM

I feel like there's a weird "beam me up Scotty" effect going on in recent years with the idea that the cartoon colored everyone like they were super shiny. (Transformers: Devastation is the other prominent example that comes to mind.) I blame Dreamwave.

 

There were shots in the movie that had them colored like that, and many people forget that the movie was done very differently from how the show was.


Edited by Sabrblade, 20 September 2019 - 10:19 AM.

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#8027 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:24 AM

Even the movie wasn't usually like that. The cartoon's favorite way of using a higher animation budget was more complex shading.

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:46 AM

I think Devastation's probably the primary culprit of inserting that into the current G1 zeitgeist, which has turned into, "this must have been how the cartoon looked," to people who probably have never gone out of their way to rewatch the show in 30 years or weren't alive for it in the first place and never ran across it.


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:56 AM

I actually prefer the main colors on animation Optimus--I wish we could get that without the shading/reflections.

 

Yep.

 

Really hoping I can remove them without too much hassle.


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:58 AM

There were shots like that in the Optimus vs. Megatron fight in Autobot City, and people have watched that fight so many times it likely has clouded their memory of the rest of the movie and of the TV series.


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#8031 Mouse_Pad

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 11:03 AM

They should have put Thrust's reflection on Optimus's grill.



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Posted 20 September 2019 - 12:58 PM

 

I actually prefer the main colors on animation Optimus--I wish we could get that without the shading/reflections.

 

Yep.

 

Really hoping I can remove them without too much hassle.

 

 

Please let us know how that turns out.  



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Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:45 PM

It really is a shame about all the weird "animation" deco bc these in hand photos otherwise make his brighter colors look really great. Maybe it's just bc the new MP is kinda in the zeitgeist but I'm loving the bright white on his lower body.

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:58 PM

It really is a shame about all the weird "animation" deco bc these in hand photos otherwise make his brighter colors look really great. Maybe it's just bc the new MP is kinda in the zeitgeist but I'm loving the bright white on his lower body.

I'm definitely torn now. I was just waiting to pick up the normal deco, but now that I've seen the brighter colors, I want those. But I don't want the shading. But I don't want the dim dirt on the other one either...

Gosh, it's a shame we don't get many Optimi these days.

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:53 PM

Yup, I also feel it's a combo of Devastation bringing it back to the public eye and the tendency to gravitate towards the 1986 movie for references and allusions and whatnot (that leaping pose has gotten more callbacks in the last two years than in the twenty plus before it).

I'm in the apparently increasing camp that's happy to see the vibrant colors (and that stark white instead of silver) as an alternative deco, but the temptation is killed by those squiggles all over the thing.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 01:12 PM


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#8037 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 05:01 PM

My main takeaway from that video is that they did a really good job matching the original colors.

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#8038 LV!

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 05:54 PM

I really like those little inside ramps. They're so thoughtful.



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Posted 22 September 2019 - 06:16 PM

Those are the emergency evacuation slides for when someone realizes that the rocket the launch center is sending up is open-sided and FACING the rocket.  Unfortunately, the slides then send the fleeing micromasters right down into the inferno.  Omega Supreme later admits that he's not good with safety standards and that he was down to three fingers left on one hand before deciding to always wear a face shield.



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Posted 22 September 2019 - 06:50 PM

Little-known fact: the first two letters in OSHA stand for "Omega Supreme".





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