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@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:28 AM)

Russian interference should have been fighting an uphill battle, but as far as I'm concerned we gave them a head start.

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I disagree with Hillary being a good choice to run against Trump. Plenty of mixed feelings about her long before 2016 within our own party. When the DNC has to rig it's own primaries to get their chosen candidate running, maybe you shouldn't expect an easy landslide at the actual election.

@  Pennpenn : (20 October 2018 - 05:20 AM)

It would have also helped if the US was also an actualy democracy where the candidate who gets the most votes wins, but hey.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:42 AM)

You helped destroy western democracy, but hey, at least no-one can accuse you of bias... Oh wait, they did, still do, and are going to keep doing so as long as you report facts.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:39 AM)

Hillary was a good choice to run against Trump, the big problem was the media crawling all over themselves to try and push the idea of fairness, and threw her under the bus to do so. Any hint of impropriety was treated as being exactly the same as actual proven criminal acts by Trump in order to avoid being seen as biased... and at the end of it all, he turned around and bit them for doing so because that's who he is.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:37 AM)

Many right-wingers are using its name as part of our version of the term "libtards": "Left-green filthy".

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:35 AM)

It's the only of the "established" parties (it's almost 40 years old at this point) that has remained true to its principles.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:34 AM)

Meanwhile, some uplifting news from Germany: While our big parties are rapidly losing voters, and our new "we're not really extreme" right-wing party is gaining voters, there is one other party that is scoring massive points, both in polls and the recent Bavarian state election: The Green Party.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:33 AM)

I still think having Hillary run against Drumpf was a bad choice.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 03:32 AM)

Well on the bright side, we know more people voted for HIllary than the cheeto.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:31 AM)

I guess many a prepper might have also voted for the person most likely to bring about the end of society they are waiting for.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Now let that sink in, and then think about how many people voted for Agent Orange.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:27 AM)

Elected officials often represent how the voters either view themselves, or how they would like to be.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 12:21 AM)

Well I had 8 people watching my stream at one time tonight.. I call that a success...

@  Telly : (19 October 2018 - 11:08 PM)

my latest order from tfsource is coming from pennsylvania. all other ones have come from vegas (or thereabouts). did they move? is there a convention in pennsylvania theyre at and shipped from there?

@  MEDdMI : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

Unless it's the main cast of Persona 5.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

I realize there is a certain irony in my vocabulary selection there.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:01 PM)

People who admire public thieves and tricksters are.....sad.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Ah damn it, need to go get some new headphones.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Power was out for most of the day, and now a boil water advisory. Been a great day so far...

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Bottom line, he reminds them alternatively of all the con men they grew up with watching on television (i.e. televangelists) or their favorite character from the Bible (i.e. Old Testament God).

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:30 PM)

Bill Maher gave an excellent explanation for why the Religious Right loves Trump so much.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"NOOOO said the man in washington! It's belongs to the poor!"... oh boy was he wrong.

@  Paladin : (19 October 2018 - 04:34 PM)

see also Andrew Ryan

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 03:18 PM)

Also, "Big Father" has almost all the benefits of "Big Brother", but with none of the drawbacks.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 02:22 PM)

I'd go with "moron", personally.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 AM)

Why not both?

@  Benbot : (19 October 2018 - 09:56 AM)

I think she was a psychopath.

@  Echowarrior : (19 October 2018 - 09:50 AM)

Ayn Rand was a pretentious bitch.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:31 AM)

But Sven makes way more sense now

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:30 AM)

Man, watching the original Voltron cartoon for the first time is so weird after having only seen the Netflix reboot.

@  D.M : (19 October 2018 - 09:09 AM)

+They don't really give a crap about God. All their religious talk is just part of the mask. They wanna look like the ideal citizen (what they consider that to be) - the most Christian of all Christians, the most patriotic of all patriots, etc.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 08:13 AM)

That's because she was also greedy, heartless, and despised the poor, which is something the right often loves more than God.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

I find it rather amusing that the party of the Religious Right sees wisdom in a woman who hated the notion of God almost as much as she hated and feared the idea of being part of a family.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:39 AM)

However, another big issue is cultural differences. We do have a sense of humor, it's just different than in other cultures because it is a product of a different culture. Simply put, what you might find incredibly funny is considered unfunny by Germans... and vice versa.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:38 AM)

It's actually a multi-faceted issue. Yes, some Germans are incredibly devoid of humor, although those people exist in other countries too. I have no ideas regarding statistics, but these people exist.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:37 AM)

So, about this long-standing stereotype that "Germans have no sense of humor"...

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 03:49 AM)

I got enough Rand fighting my way through the Sword of Truth series. I can't imagine trying to read the original work.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 02:39 AM)

All the people who like Rand should go live in a big underwater city. I cannot foresee anything that could go wrong with such a scenario.

@  MidnightFox : (19 October 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Everyone needs to stop reading Rand

@  Tieria Prime : (18 October 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Gotten a new Gundam gunpla toy model kit 

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2018 - 09:47 PM)

Ugh it's ridiculous how some people worship Rand's ideas.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2018 - 09:07 PM)

That's one of the things the old cable companies got right: Only one or two options per area. The illusion of choice.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2018 - 08:48 PM)

business types need to stop reading Ayn Rand.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2018 - 07:29 PM)

The streaming services are starting to get too saturated and start canabilising each other.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 October 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Good thing I never bought into VRV...Funimation is pulling out. And I got into HiDive at $4 a month.

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2018 - 10:21 AM)

The restauraunt messes up your food, you complain to customer service. Complain to 911 when you get food poisoning from said food.

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Ugh. I hate people sometimes.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2018 - 04:00 AM)

I mean, white people are calling the cops on black people for random shit lately, it appears.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2018 - 02:49 AM)

It's not that surprising that some people freaked out enough over Youtube being down that they'd call emergency services. I mean, I've heard of at least one instance of someone calling 911 because the restaurant didn't make a cheeseburger to their liking.


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#1 GodmasterElvis

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

I'm getting ready to move and as I pack I'm confronted with what to do packaging for figures I've opened and displayed. Normal retail stuff is all recycled, but what's your opinions on keeping things like Masterpiece boxes or UW boxes? I got ready to start putting Computron back in the box and suddenly questioned whether it was worth it or not.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:02 AM

I have been torn with this for many years.  I've gotten to the point that I have only saved my Japanese import boxes.  Now, as space is becoming a premium, I am confronted with the sole option of getting rid of all my open packaging. 

 

I am tempted to try to put all of it on ebay for like $1 plus shipping to see if anyone wants them before I just throw them out though.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:05 AM

Legends and UW had the boxart on the instruction booklets so I didn't feel a need to keep the packaging.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:09 AM

I used to save a lot of packaging (mainly Japanese or collector stuff), but no more.

 

I just buy too much and there isn't room.  The only packaging I hold on to know are the nice foam packages the Fun Pub stuff came in.  The rest gets thrown out eventually.




#5 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:10 AM

If you don't really want the box, there's no reason to bother keeping it. Personally, I only keep the box for certain things like G1 reissues that don't take well to being put in a tub with other figures, and Japanese imports that have packaging I don't see all the time on shelves. I mean there's no way I'm going to toss my G1 Megatron reissue in a tub, the thing's thigh struts would disintegrate.


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#6 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:13 AM

I keep boxes only if I expect to keep using them.

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#7 NightViper

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:16 AM

Masterpiece are just about the only boxes I keep anymore. They're just handy storage for all those extra accessories that I didn't ever really need. :p

 

(Well I keep the Fun Pub boxes too but that's, like, no longer an ongoing decision I have to make. You know?)


Edited by NightViper, 16 May 2018 - 08:17 AM.


#8 Fear or Courage

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:06 AM

I haven't hit critical mass, but my policy is "keep Masterpiece, Takara and Various Exclusives boxes, bin everything else." My reasoning is mostly that they'll be easier to sell off later that way.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:13 AM

^This.  Although I am not overly concerned with reselling; I just keep them for posterity's sake. 



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:27 AM

I actually go all the way and keep all the packaging right now.  It does take up a bit more room, but it also acts as packing material if/when I pack them back up. The US carded retail packaging though doesn't lend itself quite as well to being reused like this, but if I'm careful opening I can usually leave at least one side attached for closing it back up for stacking. It probably helps that I've still got room right now for the Mountain of Boxes, though.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:31 AM

If you're moving, re-pack as many of the toys in their original boxes as possible, then when you get to your new place and unpack, throw out all the boxes except G1, Botcon, MPs, and Platinum Edition.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:32 AM

i used to keep every box. now i discard them unless i keep the figures in the box (ie botcon sets, mp soundwave, and titan class figures). i have had a similar dilemma lately after moving in regards to the club figures. i like the idea of keeping them in their inserts, but not much space is gonna be saved just getting rid of the boxes themselves



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:48 AM

i was big on saving boxes and cards back in the r.i.d. 01 era but it became a hassle so i chucked em. now ive only a few boxes cause i like the art on them. guess i could take good pics of those and toss them as well


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:55 AM

Yeah, the thing that ultimately made it easy for me to get rid of a decade-plus of TF packaging was the fact that there are multiple high-res images of anything I might want to go back and look at all over the internet now.

The toys themselves already take up too much space.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:27 PM

I mostly throw out boxes now.  I used to keep them for nostalgia, but I have enough MISB specimens to fulfill that need that an empty box doesn't do anything for me anymore. I tend to keep MP boxes only as a place to store their accessories.  It's too bad the MP boxes are so boring--I'll never understand why they didn't mimic the G1 boxes.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:58 PM

I'm down to just saving bio stuff. So the cards and I'll cut down the boxes to just leave the back.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:59 PM

unless it's a fancy presentation box like sdcc or botcon I toss it. i also keep the shipper boxes from tfcc on account of the fancy foam. and they also work pretty decently as display risers



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:58 PM

I also kept the box for Brave Max because what else would I put him in when moving or storing him?


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:36 PM

It is a rule of moving as a TF collector that Fort Maxes always get shotgun.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:42 PM

I kept my third party upgrade boxes along with some of my takara boxes but most get recycled, plastic torn off the cardboard and then dumped into the green box to go on the drive along with the food bin and whatever else getting recycled that week, plus every other week, the black bin goes out for general waste! I used to have my classics & TFU figures boxes/packing but then evenly had a bit of a clear out of them as they were taking up space in the roof!


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