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@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  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.


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#2721 NICK NEMESIS

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 08:41 AM

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#2722 Nevermore

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 09:04 AM

So, my first Grapple's pegs broke, so I ordered a replacement from Amazon. The pegs are even tighter on this one, with stress marks from the first transformation showing already.
 
Well, I think I found a relatively easy fix. I used a metal peg from a piece of furniture that just happened to be 5mm in diameter, and a very tight fit. So I used that one with a pair of pliers, put it into the pegholes on Grapple's feet and turned it around until it became loose enough to easily turn it with my fingers. Now the pegs go in and out with little resistance. Much easier than sanding down the pegs, and less obtrusive unless you deliberately look inside the pegholes.
 
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Posted 18 May 2020 - 10:11 PM

ER Leader Pines Knee Flaps what are they for?

 

Also should they be flipped out for vehicle mode or flipped in?


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 03:04 AM

ER Primes knee flaps are a holdover from some of the Stege Prime tooling thats in him. So they don't really serve any purpose for him, since ER Primes legs transform differently to Stege Prime.


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 06:00 AM

Bought Ironworks last week, and... While I was intrigued by the concept, I wasn't impressed by the execution. Either there is a design flaw, or a manufacturing fault, and I can't attach the folded-up left robot arm onto the top of the communication tower mode to complete it. The hole is unevenly shaped, not circular, so the peg from the chest area doesn't attach. Rather annoyed about that.


 

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 06:18 AM

ER Prime's leg flaps do fold out in truck mode, they tab into the bottom of the elbows, make it sturdier.
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Posted 19 May 2020 - 07:49 AM

Bought Ironworks last week, and... While I was intrigued by the concept, I wasn't impressed by the execution. Either there is a design flaw, or a manufacturing fault, and I can't attach the folded-up left robot arm onto the top of the communication tower mode to complete it. The hole is unevenly shaped, not circular, so the peg from the chest area doesn't attach. Rather annoyed about that.

I dremeled it out, and now it works, but yes, that's the sort of thing you'd think would be caught early as I haven't heard of anyone YET who had that posthole work properly.



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Posted 19 May 2020 - 08:38 AM


Mine is fine.

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 09:17 AM

Not the first time I was wrong.  Though the rules of the internet being what they are, I think I am legally required to say I was still right and reality has it wrong.

 

Edit: I now wonder if it's a batch thing, I got mine comparatively early, and I saw a lot of early reviews with the same issue.  Maybe a later run fixed it?


Edited by Platypus Prime, 19 May 2020 - 09:22 AM.


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 10:09 PM

Probably, mine fit together just fine.


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 10:35 PM

I wish there was a more cost effective retail item for roads and little base components. 21 to 24 dollars for the deluxes and 8 dollars for one road piece defeats the purpose. Just some cheap hotwheels roads in grey with clips on either end would be nice.

 

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 11:45 PM

I had the same problem with my Ironworks, the paint went into the whole, making pegging anything into it impossible

 

Depends on the Ironworks you get, I guess


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 02:16 AM

I feel like the thick yellow paint they used is what's messing with the tolerances for all the connection points on Ironworks. :hmm



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Posted 20 May 2020 - 02:56 AM

I couldn't get it to work either, so I just plugged that arm into the side of the main vertical frame and used it as a offset tower smokestackk thing. Could probably plug a custom radar-dish-windmill thing there if and when (I'll have to make one or find a way to repurpose the G1, as Shapeways isn't an option).


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 09:13 AM

I made this out of a propeller I had in my parts bin (not sure what it came from, it was found in a yard sale box).  Interestingly, Ironworks in 'upright' base mode is the perfect size to set on top of Omega Supreme.

 

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"Forget Energon, we can now run a Titan on nice, clean WIND power!  The wind turbine provides the electricity to spark the burning of the 1.4 million gallons of diesel fuel in the tank out back, then-"


Edited by Platypus Prime, 20 May 2020 - 09:19 AM.


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 02:48 PM

I made this out of a propeller I had in my parts bin (not sure what it came from, it was found in a yard sale box).  Interestingly, Ironworks in 'upright' base mode is the perfect size to set on top of Omega Supreme.

 

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"Forget Energon, we can now run a Titan on nice, clean WIND power!  The wind turbine provides the electricity to spark the burning of the 1.4 million gallons of diesel fuel in the tank out back, then-"

propeller looks to be from a Powercore Combiners Searchlight or one of his redecos. but i dont recall any of them having red rotors.

Searchlight's rotors are grey,  Windburn's are gold, and Choppermaster's are shiny silver.



#2737 Platypus Prime

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 03:04 PM

The red was me, I painted it.  It started out plain silver/grey.

 

Edit:  I just realized what has the perfect color match to go with Airwave:  Orange and blue Primus.


Edited by Platypus Prime, 25 May 2020 - 11:27 AM.


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Posted 28 May 2020 - 10:03 PM

That's a 2-pack you'll have to buy over and over and over again every day...





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