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@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 06:13 PM)

Yes, please read the full context

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If I wasn't reading shout for more than a couple lines, this line of discussion would be very inappropriate

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2019 - 09:08 AM)

Don't frustrate yourself OR her for it. Just keep the camera ready and if it happens, it happens.

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:15 AM)

I'll probably try waving treats in front of her and whistling it, see if I can encourage it

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:14 AM)

I'll try. She's not the most obedient bird, so it's going to take some work to get her to do it on demand.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 10:03 PM)

In fact; we demand video.

@  MEDdMI : (22 October 2019 - 09:26 PM)

Now you have to get it on video

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I'm so proud

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

My parrot just whistled the Transformers theme music

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Yeah, I think both are too old and too expensive at this stage. Hasbro/Paramount are going to try for younger actors that can do multiple films AND can be locked into a multifilm contract cheaply

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 06:05 PM)

so he'd probably be sixty by the time they get to another GI Joe project.

@  Patch : (22 October 2019 - 06:04 PM)

According to Wikipedia he's 51.

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 05:38 PM)

isn't Crews like sixty now???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 02:11 PM)

... I could get behind that.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

Who thinks that, in the event of a GI Joe cinematic reboot, John Cena and Terry Crews would be perfect for Duke and Roadblock, respectively?

@  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.


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#41 Chip

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:17 PM

It gets rid of the clear pelvis lights, which were the most visually interesting part of MP-10. I think I'm too disinterested in Masterpiece at this point to be properly offended by the fake windows, but at this point this is the complete antithesis of what I want in a Transformer. Which is fine, at least it doesn't tempt me like those new Diaclones.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:29 PM

I think Im more impressed when theyre able to take character designs from thirty years ago; where almost no thought went into trying to make the vehicle and robot mode match. Then working out an engineering solution so they can exist as a physical object.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:14 PM

Man, it's not that I don't find it amazing they managed a Optimus so accurate to the animation.

I just don't think I have any love for a very expensive toy that puts so much effort towards looking like a badly drawn frame of artwork.

Good thing it looks like his character model, then!


Wow, then there's a TOY -and- a show that look like shit on PURPOSE? Depressing.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:54 PM

To think there would be three uses of the 1984 CW / UW Seeker mold and all of them are Starscream. :/

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:02 PM

All of them are Starscream and none of them are just plain Starscream.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:12 PM

They had a golden chance of making one, but now that is shattered, and has a ghost of a chance of happening?
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:18 PM

Well, off the MP train I go

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:25 PM

They can turn me around on the fake chest windows with a redeco that does something interesting with them. I'm thinking of Laser Optimus, but instead of stickers you get a multi-layered high-tech monitor look by just painting designs on both sides of the "glass". Even just having different window colors in both modes would be something. I still wouldn't be in the market for this but it would look nice.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:34 PM

Cartoon Nemesis?

Maybe?
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:39 PM

Surely Laser Prime would need to be a different kind of truck with a different kind of trailer as well.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 09 June 2018 - 09:39 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:58 PM

Is it, though?

Certainly!  What you seemed to suggest this was them taking a random tween frame from the cartoon and making a figure based on that:

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When instead they're basing this on the show's reference model for Optimus Prime's design.  I mean, calling a style you don't like "badly drawn"?  Did I click on the Thundercats Go thread by accident?



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:59 PM

Fake chest windows

The unanimity on this is astonishing. Do y'all think he has gappy joints in at the outer lower corners of his pecs just to match the gappy joints there on the truck mode, too?

 

So I want to be like "maybe, but" but there's not a lot of maybe, the windows aren't fake. There's a strip taken out the middle and they collapse together over it in robot mode, like the hood chest of Alternity Convoy or like Toy World Primorion in reverse. There's also a tiny strip of non-window that materializes from lands unknown to give the windows back their missing frame edge.

 

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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:20 PM

 

Is it, though?

 

Certainly!  What you seemed to suggest this was them taking a random tween frame from the cartoon and making a figure based on that:

 

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When instead they're basing this on the show's reference model for Optimus Prime's design.  I mean, calling a style you don't like "badly drawn"?  Did I click on the Thundercats Go thread by accident?

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I didn't say any of that. I questioned whether it was a good thing it was based on the cartoon model.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:36 PM

To be fair, anyone could be behind that elephant mask.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:09 AM

When instead they're basing this on the show's reference model for Optimus Prime's design.  I mean, calling a style you don't like "badly drawn"?  Did I click on the Thundercats Go thread by accident?

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I didn't say any of that. I questioned whether it was a good thing it was based on the cartoon model.

All I know is that the proportions are way less attractive than MP-10's, even considering MP-10's excess 5mm or so of forearm, so going for the most "definitive" rendition of a somewhat loosely followed character model didn't result in the best-looking toy. It's an interesting set of proportions and not inaccurate, but he just has so much less heroic a silhouette. And it's hardly the only "definitive" set of proportions for G1 Prime, either; MP-10's longer, flatter torso and bulkier boots all make him look (more heroic, less like Ironhide, and) more like the little Optimus Prime portrait used as the not-barcode stamp for many of the Marvel comics. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 05:49 AM

All I know is that I'm not paying 200 bucks for a box pulling a bigger box again. Especially now that both boxes will be missing their stripes. 


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:28 AM

Following the design sheet instead of the show's depiction strikes me as such an odd idea. Reminds me of how Prime's AOE toys were based on a non-final design instead of the CG model actually in the movie, and that was only because they needed the toys to come out in the same year.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:41 AM

The show is depicting the design sheet.  That's what model sheets are for.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:10 AM

All I know is that I'm not paying 200 bucks for a box pulling a bigger box again. Especially now that both boxes will be missing their stripes. 


$200? :D

Maybe without the trailer.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:08 AM

Yeah, he $400, yo.



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