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@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven


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#41 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:26 PM

One reason I'm concerned (probably too strong a word) is that, if it's only button-clicks, there's no communication that some of us want a specific coloration of Astrotrain (the US colors not previously reissued), and not something we've already gotten.

But even if they read that stuff, I can't honestly say that I have confidence that Hasbro would listen....



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:54 PM

Then again, the last CHUG Astrotrain toy Hasbro gave us did have his G1 Hasbro toy colors.

 

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:55 PM

I can say with confidence that if Astrotrain wins Hasbro will produce him in the colors some of the fans want. Whether they'll be the specific fans you're referring to as "some of us" is up in the air.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 01:04 PM

Does anyone want the white and black one that Hasbro and Takara both already did though?

 

That seems the worst choice of all the viable options.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 01:34 PM

I'm still not absolutely confident how votes are being cast/tabulated. Lots of folks are leaving comments, but I get the impression (but not a confident one) that you're supposed to hit the character's name within the "story" image itself. They really should spell that out....

 

I wrote "Skywarp" on a piece of scrap paper and put it inside a book. I assume that vote will be counted. 



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:45 PM

I completely misunderstood (didn't actually vote). I thought it was going to be a "Vs" pack and we were choosing between the Seekers or the Astrotrain/Perceptor pack.


 
 
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:27 PM

Looks like it might be close.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 12:52 PM

Looks like it might be close.

 

Well, it really wasn't.  I counted last night and Skywarp was ahead by over 25 votes (roughly low 50's for TC and high 70's for SW).


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 12:57 PM

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17976494560162391/

 

Astrotrain VS Skywarp in the last round.

 

Little do we know that this confrontation would lead to the birth of Spacewarp.

 

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:06 AM

Astrotrain won against Skywarp.

 

Despite my multiple accounts and getting friends and family to vote for Skywarp.  :D  :wtf  :(

 

I do hope that they either do the original Hasbro colors or some new cartoon accurate deco.

 

 


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:22 AM

I can't wait for orange and white again!



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:41 AM

BBTS still has Hasbro's white & black for $60.

https://www.bigbadto...ionDetails/2884


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:26 PM

BBTS still has Hasbro's white & black for $60.

https://www.bigbadto...ionDetails/2884

 

Come on, Hasbro! Give us Overcharge and a pseudo-Diaclone incarnation of Astrotrain!

 

Or better yet, remake Fever Dream and Star Dasher with modern molds!


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 03:01 PM

Theoretically, he should have the blue wings of the original Hasbro release wouldn't he?


 
 
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 07:01 PM

Meh. I was hoping for a Perceptor since I never had the figure, so this does nothing. I guess I'm done with this line for the foreseeable future.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 07:48 PM

Meh. I was hoping for a Perceptor since I never had the figure, so this does nothing. I guess I'm done with this line for the foreseeable future.

 

You can get the Takara book reissue for under $50 shipped, with today's 15%-off eBay promo.

 

https://ebay.us/Xld0H6



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:23 PM

I think it's a safe bet that one or two of the losers will still get made if the line lasts a bit longer. They wouldn't have been options at all if Hasbro isn't confident they could be made without problem.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 11:37 PM

 

Meh. I was hoping for a Perceptor since I never had the figure, so this does nothing. I guess I'm done with this line for the foreseeable future.

 

You can get the Takara book reissue for under $50 shipped, with today's 15%-off eBay promo.

 

https://ebay.us/Xld0H6

 

 

Not interested at that price, thanks for the heads up though. Especially not right now. As I am broke.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:19 AM

 

 

Meh. I was hoping for a Perceptor since I never had the figure, so this does nothing. I guess I'm done with this line for the foreseeable future.

 

You can get the Takara book reissue for under $50 shipped, with today's 15%-off eBay promo.

 

https://ebay.us/Xld0H6

 

 

Not interested at that price, thanks for the heads up though. Especially not right now. As I am broke.

 

That's probably about as much (if not cheaper than) a new Hasbro one would cost anyway.


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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.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 09:42 AM

Yep - if the cab-only Prime really is 49.99, I suspect Perceptor would cost the same.


 
 
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