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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2018 - 08:40 PM)

I saw him on The Trek BBS some months before he hit the Allspark.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

He was considered an annoying pest even back then.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

I finally managed to dig up some of Jason Irelan's earliest posts, at the Alvaro Comicboards Transformers forum. Dating back to 2003.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 12:43 PM)

The best thing is that repeatedly buying the same cabinet means an increasing routine in assembling the things.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 August 2018 - 10:39 AM)

Welp, beats me. I got four shelves.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

Finally I can showcase my collection in an appropriate manner.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

I bought thirteen display cabinets for my new apartment from Ikea.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 August 2018 - 12:42 AM)

*groan*...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 August 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Well don't hang up on us, tel us abaud it!

@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.


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What do you think would be better size class names?


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#1 MrBlud

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 01:59 PM

All the discussion in the new line thread had me thinking about this.

 

The nomenclature has changed quite a bit over the course of the franchise.

 

Do you think you could come up with a better naming scheme?

 

I think Beast Wars really had it best, but I think i'd change a few things around now.

 

Basic

Deluxe

Mega

Ultra

Supreme

 

Although the "battle names" were pretty cool too

 

Scout

Warrior

Commander

Leader

Titan

 

What are some of your favorite combinations?


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#2 Walky

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:01 PM

the sizes, according to my toddlers:

 

small

big

BIG

BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII...

 

i say we go with those



#3 Sabrblade

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:06 PM

You forgot Super in the BW classes. It was BM that introduced the larger Supreme class.

 

 

And Commander was a DOTM/Prime Cyberverse class. You're thinking of Voyager.


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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.

#4 Tyranno

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:09 PM

Not So Big

Kinda Big

Big

Bigger

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:15 PM

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#6 MrBlud

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:23 PM

You forgot Super in the BW classes. It was BM that introduced the larger Supreme class.

 

 

And Commander was a DOTM/Prime Cyberverse class. You're thinking of Voyager.

 

I didn't forget, I "shrank" it to accommodate the smaller number of "main" size classes we have today.

 

Same with Commander, that's what I think Voyager should become.


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#7 NightViper

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:02 PM

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:38 PM

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#9 Confuzor

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:40 PM

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:55 PM

Bumblebee

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Optimus

Optimus

Bumblebee



#11 Gryllid

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:07 PM

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Tall

Grande

Venti

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#12 Sabrblade

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:35 PM

Baby I

Baby II

Child

Adult

Perfect

Ultimate


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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.

#13 Noideaforaname

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:50 PM

Ruler
Officer
Brawler
Infiltrator
Toadie

 

 

Kinda moot once you're really into Transformers, but the size classes being roles combined with the faction really help give a new toy purpose right off the bat, regardless of how shallow the bio/onscreen depiction is. "Five ways of saying big" tries to make everything sound epic, which means nothing is.



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:08 PM

military ranks.

Private (for tiny figures like legions and masters)

Corporal (scout/basic/commander equivalent)

Sergeant (warrior/deluxe equivalent)

Lieutenant (voyagerish)

General (leader class)

Commander in Chief (supreme)

Titan stays the same 



#15 Shockwave 75

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:11 PM

I liked the Beast Era names. They were kind of self explanatory.




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#16 LV!

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:16 PM

I've said it a hundred times before, but above "Basic" the only reason the BW price points seem self-explanatory is because we were used to them. Otherwise there is no reason Deluxe-Mega-Ultra-Super-Supreme couldn't be Super-Mega-Ultra-Supreme-Deluxe or Ultra-Mega-Super-Deluxe-Supreme.

 

Mind you, it still makes an order of magnitude more sense than anything that uses "Legend" or "Voyager" to describe a size.



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:21 PM

Kids lines:

Cheapest

Not-As-Cheap-But-Ok

Birthday

Christmas

Guilt

Moneyhole

 

I think that should cover it.  If it's a collector oriented line:

Throwaway Homage

Scale Argument

Bigger Scale Argument

This character would be so much better if it was either larger or smaller

I hate Stickers

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:34 PM

whatever the basics/scout/legends assortment is should be renamed to perfection

everything else can just be variations of whatever and who cares

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:36 PM

I think it should be:

Titian masters/head masters, AKA the smallest bots about currently

Legends AKA the most basic of formers and one time could be considered Minicons

Scout AKA legends as of the other year, not sure why they rebranded that size class, they just did!

Deluxe, one of the norm sizes

Voyager

Ultra, Where are thou, these days, oh, wait, you became leader, class didn't you or do you just yell out Fusion at the same time as leader and you got combined together?

Leader, when do leaders have charaters who aren't leaders in any form, example, Jetfire/Skyfire?

Surpeme somebody shink those dammed city bots to this size

Omega Surpeme class or better known as Titan class or, Extremely big class, to big to be of any serious play value as a robot or super big paper weights!


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 07:31 PM

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