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@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:26 PM)

I was promoted last December, so this past year is my first with the company where I've been able to get whatever vacation I wanted. Instead of competing with 100 other people, there's now only 1 (out of 3 others who share my job) that's been in the building longer than me, and so has first dibs at weeks. It's pretty easy to work it out between ourselves before we give in our requests, though

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:24 PM)

But there's also departments to consider, since we have a varieity of types of machines and not everyone is qualified to run everything. Altogether, there are a lot of ways you can get screwed

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:21 PM)

So a few of the same rules, a few different ones. For regular employees, requests need to be in by January 15th. If they are, those are doled out based on seniority. You're only guaranteed 2 weeks in "prime time" (basically June, July, August). Anything submitted after January 15th is given out first come, first served based on availability

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 January 2021 - 02:39 PM)

So who said "Jumanji!"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 January 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I knew a woman at Target who was forced to use up her vacation time before she could qualify for maternity leave. Then they denied the leave because she technically hadn't been at work for two weeks beforehand.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Also, if you become sick during your vacation and you turn in a doctor's sick note, it means that you don't lose your vacation days, because according to the law, vacation is intended for recreation, not for recovery from sickness or injury.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:00 AM)

Another priority is "vacation request for the next year turned in before the deadline". Like, you missed the deadline, you have to make do with what's left.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 03:59 AM)

No, they prioritize vacation during school holidays for employees with school-age children. Also, only three of the six weeks during the summer holidays per employee so a larger number of employees can get their requests fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

like, not company-wide, obviously, but by facility

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

That's actually not bad at all for such a large company. Do they prioritize vacation by seniority?

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:11 PM)

In my nine years with Amazon, only one of my vacation requests (not counting requests for single days) has ever been denied (with an alternate option offered for a mere week later). It might have helped that I have always tended to plan my vacation against the grain.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:06 PM)

We also have a legally guaranteed minimum of at least 24 vacation days per year, and the law mandates that the vacation should be granted in one stretch "unless urgent reasons on behalf of the company or the individual employee make it necessary to split up the vacation". The most common valid "urgent reason on behalf of the company" would be "multiple employees have requested their vacation days for the same period, so the employer has to organize everyone's vacation grants equally".

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 December 2020 - 02:50 PM)

Most places run with the bare minimum amount of staff they think they can get away with. So if one key person is out, they're in trouble. Hence, they don't like letting people take vacations.


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#81 Powered Convoy

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:18 PM

Optimus with Season 1 and Season 2 heads would make me the happiest chap.

 

I think that should be something they include.  As there's not lot they can do short of battle damaged beyond that.  Perhaps squinty or happy eyes.


You could make the eyes a separate piece from the rest of the front of the face and swap between Season 1 & 2 and the different eye types.

 

But that's getting a bit advanced.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:27 PM

A white backback so you can swap him out for his AKOM model.

 

A little building with a connector on top. His arm comes off and you can put it on the connector.

 

A secret Alligatorcon hidden in his trailer.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:29 PM

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:49 PM

Fake chest windows

There's also a tiny strip of non-window that materializes from lands unknown to give the windows back their missing frame edge.

Looking at it further, I think the chest windows are actually the backsides of the regular truck windshield.  I'm kind of wondering if the whole front of Optimus' torso is really on the backside of the truck's front, sort of like an insanely complex version of Powermaster Prime's cab robot.

...hm. Would that be fake chest windows or not?

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:59 PM

 

 

 

Fake chest windows

There's also a tiny strip of non-window that materializes from lands unknown to give the windows back their missing frame edge.

 

Looking at it further, I think the chest windows are actually the backsides of the regular truck windshield.  I'm kind of wondering if the whole front of Optimus' torso is really on the backside of the truck's front, sort of like an insanely complex version of Powermaster Prime's cab robot.

 

...hm. Would that be fake chest windows or not?

 

They're real windows, and on his chest, so I'd say real chest windows.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 01:21 PM

Well, something happens to them, because his robot mode doesn't have windshield wipers.



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 01:43 PM

As noted, I think that's probably because the chest windows are the backsides of the truck windows.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 01:50 PM

On the Golden Lagoon stuff, I think I'd be more confident if the recent MP stuff (which I don't have) have widespread reports of flaking, and they're much more expensive than many of these.  Though I do have the Toys R Us MP Grimlock and despite frequently being played with by an eight year old, that one has no flaking issues at all for any of its chrome, so I'm not sure.



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:46 PM

 

 

Fake chest windows

There's also a tiny strip of non-window that materializes from lands unknown to give the windows back their missing frame edge.

Looking at it further, I think the chest windows are actually the backsides of the regular truck windshield.  I'm kind of wondering if the whole front of Optimus' torso is really on the backside of the truck's front, sort of like an insanely complex version of Powermaster Prime's cab robot.

 

 

God damn that's exciting. Reminds me of Evasion Prime from AOE. It would allow them to use the same grill, but it's also the backside!

 

Edit: it's a POPPLE!


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:11 PM

On the Golden Lagoon stuff, I think I'd be more confident if the recent MP stuff (which I don't have) have widespread reports of flaking, and they're much more expensive than many of these.  Though I do have the Toys R Us MP Grimlock and despite frequently being played with by an eight year old, that one has no flaking issues at all for any of its chrome, so I'm not sure.

 

I think the only ones that have had issues are Ironhide, Ratchet, and the first version of Hot Rodimus.  Sunstreaker and Targetmaster Rodimus are good.



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:23 PM

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:34 AM

Anyway I'd like a Prime that matches the animation model and hopefully has articulation matching the recent MPs and something about MP-10's proportions felt off to me and I basically just got into collecting MPs so I guess I'm the only one happy about this announcement.
 
Sorry about that.


you are not alone, I was not paying attention to masterpeice in the slighest when mp-10 came out and it’s always seemed impossible to get / clashes with the newer style. I am very excited for this one, although I would really like them to pump out some cheetor sized guys instead of like giant expensive cool dude one after the other.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:34 AM

you are not alone, I was not paying attention to masterpeice in the slighest when mp-10 came out and it’s always seemed impossible to get / clashes with the newer style.


Yep.

One of my worst collecting experiences was receiving a gift card for exactly the right amount of money for Hasbro's release of MP-10, and then being totally unable to purchase one from TRU. Then the same thing happened a little while later with Soundwave!

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:51 AM

So given the oddness of his chest, what's the over/under on him still having a Matrix inside?



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:57 AM

I can't imagine them not doing it.  I bet there's a full '86 style framework in there.


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 08:28 AM

TakaraTomy Mall has released some videos from Tokyo To Show showcasing their exclusives and figures for sale:

 

Transformers:

 

Diaclone:


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 09:00 AM

Why are they showing off the Metroplex rerelease from last year?

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 09:40 AM

Why are they showing off the Metroplex rerelease from last year?

 

It was from the end of January of this year.


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 01:47 PM

So has any place put the Golden Lagoon 3 Pack up for preorder besides TakaraTomy Mall?  Seems like something that may fall through the cracks, as I would have thought there would be preorders for non-Japan based retailers at this point.


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:33 PM

I hope someone does. I want that Golden Lagoon Starscream.

 

 

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