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@  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.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (31 December 2020 - 10:35 AM)

Here in the US... you're honestly likely to get fired for taking vacation.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 05:31 AM)

Here in Germany, employers are usually very eager to remind you to take all your vacation days.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 December 2020 - 04:55 PM)

My old job made it ridiculously obtuse just putting in a request for vacation, gave me a hard time for daring to use my PTO, but also gave me a hard time for NOT using my PTO. That they didn't want me to use anyway.

@  Otaku : (30 December 2020 - 03:57 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I'm assuming it is the kind of job where they get in trouble if you don't use your vacation time, but where it is (at best) inconvenient when you do.  Though there's always room for some, most, or all of management to just be jerks. ;)

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 December 2020 - 07:40 AM)

My old job got mad if you took vacation, then would get mad if you didnt.

@  TM2-Megatron : (28 December 2020 - 05:02 PM)

Have no choice but to be off, though. Because of COVID I've hardly taken any vacation all year, and they don't like us carrying over more than a few days (technically we're not supposed to carry any over, but our manager is kinda easygoing). So I had to burn through most of my 4 weeks vacation in Oct,Nov and Dec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (28 December 2020 - 05:00 PM)

I didn't really celebrate Christmas at all this year, as I live alone and can't work from home, and so I'm keeping my distance from family/friends


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#41 electricidad

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 03:04 PM

JANUARY
Spinister ($19.99)
Hyperdrive and Blackjack ($5.99)
Smashdown ($3.99)

2020 TOTAL: $29.97

Slow start to the year.

MARCH

Earthrise Wheeljack (After the $5 Best Buy coupon I had, $14.99). Dubuque store, they also had two Grapple.

 

TOTAL $44.96



#42 Echowarrior

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 09:30 PM

Updated with a new purchase.


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Posted 16 March 2020 - 12:10 AM

 

March

Siege Rumble & Ratbat - $22.50

 

Pricey, but it was the cheapest I could find them :/

 

Earthrise Optimus Prime - $49.99

Earthrise Astrotrain - $49.99

 

 

Earthrise Wheeljack - $14.99 (Also used a Best Buy $5 coupon :) )



#44 Echowarrior

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Posted 16 March 2020 - 10:22 AM

Updated with new purchases.


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 01:05 AM

 

 

March

Siege Rumble & Ratbat - $22.50

 

Pricey, but it was the cheapest I could find them :/

 

Earthrise Optimus Prime - $49.99

Earthrise Astrotrain - $49.99

 

 

Earthrise Wheeljack - $14.99 (Also used a Best Buy $5 coupon :) )

 

 

Earthrise Cliffjumper - $19.99

PotP Ricochet - $19.99

MW Prowl - $5.00



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Posted 27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM

 

JANUARY
Spinister ($19.99)
Hyperdrive and Blackjack ($5.99)
Smashdown ($3.99)

2020 TOTAL: $29.97

Slow start to the year.

MARCH

Earthrise Wheeljack (After the $5 Best Buy coupon I had, $14.99). Dubuque store, they also had two Grapple.

 

TOTAL $44.96

 

Still March

Earthrise Grapple (from the DBQ Best Buy) $29.99

Earthrise Hoist (from the DBQ Walmart) $19.99

Siege Ratbat and Frenzbble (Ebay) $19

 

The same BB has an Earthrise Optimus. I'm holding off anything that pricey before the end of April. COVID-19 is screwing with my dollars.

 

TOTAL $113.94


Edited by electricidad, 03 April 2020 - 08:22 AM.


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Posted 23 April 2020 - 10:23 PM

April

MW Megatron - $19.99

Earthrise Starscream - $29.99


Edited by DeltaSeeker, 24 April 2020 - 06:26 PM.


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Posted 29 April 2020 - 08:18 AM

 

 

JANUARY
Spinister ($19.99)
Hyperdrive and Blackjack ($5.99)
Smashdown ($3.99)

2020 TOTAL: $29.97

Slow start to the year.

MARCH

Earthrise Wheeljack (After the $5 Best Buy coupon I had, $14.99). Dubuque store, they also had two Grapple.

 

TOTAL $44.96

 

Still March

Earthrise Grapple (from the DBQ Best Buy) $29.99

Earthrise Hoist (from the DBQ Walmart) $19.99

Siege Ratbat and Frenzbble (Ebay) $19

 

The same BB has an Earthrise Optimus. I'm holding off anything that pricey before the end of April. COVID-19 is screwing with my dollars.

 

TOTAL $113.94

 

 

AND NOW, A SHORT ONE-ACT PLAY

 

Me: Sure Earthrise Optimus looks great. And he has a cool trailer. But I liked Siege Prime just fine, and I'm not sure I need it.

 

Best Buy: We're a huge corporation. We want you to know, your safety matters in this time of COVID-19. Also, here's a 10% coupon, and $5 in rewards.

 

(Curtain)

 

APRIL

Earthrise Optimus Prime $39.99

 

MAY

Netflix Chromia $19.99

Netflix Mirage (ahem, Deluge) $19.99

 

This was a nice surprise this morning, as my local Wal-Mart hadn't gotten any new TFs since November. TMAN978's review got me to pick Chromia up. I skipped her on Siege, and was regretting it. I wasn't planning on picking up any more Netflix deluxes, but I might, after seeing these two out of package.

 

2020 TOTAL $193.91


Edited by electricidad, 02 May 2020 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 08:11 PM

May is gonna be huge for me


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 05:49 PM

I got Studio series Sentinal Prime in the other day, not a bad figure but I found the back end of the vehicle mode is rather sloppy at least on mine and doesn't close up very well, the panels along the side of the vehicle just make it rather bad looking because they don't really slide into place very well, incooperating the weapon is a nice touch thou.

 

Earlier this month I got ER Astrotrain & Siege Spinister.

 

I like Astrotrain, the higher price point works well for the figure, Spinister, I don't like that much, the transformation is rather troublesome and those arms could of been incooperated better or at least they should of enabled it to hide the hands.


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 12:35 AM

My TFSource stack finally shipped, made a few other purchases, and my son cleared out his collection some and gave me a few figures:

 

May

Alternators Grimlock - $20
Masterpiece Starsaber - $150.75
WFC Netflix Mirage - $19.87
SND-01 Primo Vitalis Kit - $54.99
SND-04 X-Mortis Kit - $76
Transform Dream Wave - TCW-03 - Superion Upgrade Set - $42.99
Transform Dream Wave - TCW-04 - UW Computron Add-on Kit - $39.99
Transform Dream Wave - TCW-07 - Starscream - Add on Kit - $29.99
Transform Dream Wave - TCW-08 - Abominus - Add-on-Kit - $54.99
Generations Selects Gulf - $39.99
Generations Selects Turtler - $69.99
Generations Selects Nautilator - $39.99
Generations Selects Seawing - $39.99
Generations Selects Tentakil - $39.99
Generations Selects Overbite - $39.99
WFC Micromaster Soundwave Spy Patrol Elite Command Unit - $21.99
CW Optimus Prime - $0.00
GDO Voyager Megatron - $0.00
Animated Leader Class Megatron - $0.00
Animated Waspinator - $0.00


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Posted 11 June 2020 - 11:14 PM

So far I've only sold stuff in June, which is fine by me... means the next purchases will so much more guilt-free!  :D



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Posted 13 June 2020 - 12:52 AM

June

WFC:S Netflix Megatron/Pointblank/Lionizer - $39.99

Earthrise Skywarp/Thundercracker 2-pack - $59.99

Cyberverse Deluxe Class Optimus Prime - $19.99

Cyberverse Deluxe Class Megatron - $19.99

Cyberverse Deluxe Class Shockwave - $19.99


Edited by DeltaSeeker, 22 June 2020 - 11:41 PM.


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:43 PM

FINALLY found Soundbarrier.


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Posted 06 July 2020 - 01:08 PM

July

Cybertron Defense Scattershot - $25.00

Cybertron Jetfire - $20.00

Cybertron Clocker - $8.00

Energon Divebomb - $10.00


Edited by DeltaSeeker, 14 July 2020 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2020 - 08:57 PM

I'm amazed by how light June was for me. July is looking a little bit pricier, but we'll see how things go.


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 05:58 PM

July

Cybertron Defense Scattershot - $25.00

Cybertron Jetfire - $20.00

Cybertron Clocker - $8.00

Energon Divebomb - $10.00

 

Cyberverse Deluxe Class Hot Rod - $19.99

Cyberverse Deluxe Class Grimlock - $19.99

Cyberverse Deluxe Class Arcee - $19.99

Earthrise Doubledealer - $49.99


Edited by DeltaSeeker, 20 July 2020 - 07:07 PM.


#58 Echowarrior

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 07:25 PM

Wow. June was dry, but July is practically raining purchases.


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Posted 22 July 2020 - 07:49 PM

 

July

Cybertron Defense Scattershot - $25.00

Cybertron Jetfire - $20.00

Cybertron Clocker - $8.00

Energon Divebomb - $10.00

 

Cyberverse Deluxe Class Hot Rod - $19.99

Cyberverse Deluxe Class Grimlock - $19.99

Cyberverse Deluxe Class Arcee - $19.99

Earthrise Doubledealer - $49.99

 

 

Earthrise Sky Lynx - $79.99



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Posted 22 July 2020 - 09:47 PM

I though may was gonna be the banner month it cant hold a candle to the monster that is July


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