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@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

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Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

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Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

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Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

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@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

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Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

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I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

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Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

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KUP!

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Just had a shipment from BBTS stolen - anything I can do about it?


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#1 CheeseSomersault

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 07:00 PM

FedEx delivered a shipment from BBTS today. I just found the package on my porch. Someone had opened it and stole all the figures. 

 

I figure there's nothing I can do about this, but I thought someone who's experienced this before might know if contacting either BBTS or FedEx would do anything. 


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 07:24 PM

Might as well contact them. Worst thing that can happen is they tell you you're out of luck. I'd try FedEx first, then BBTS.


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 07:51 PM

FedEx delivered a shipment from BBTS today. I just found the package on my porch. Someone had opened it and stole all the figures. 

 

I figure there's nothing I can do about this, but I thought someone who's experienced this before might know if contacting either BBTS or FedEx would do anything. 

 

That's not very nice, I hope the person responsible for the theft is caught, clearly someone was watching the FedEx van driver's movements unless they were someone who just happen to spot your package on the Porch, I hope this is resolved soon.


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 08:08 PM

Man, that sucks! I would also contact your local police station to file a report. It might not help, but it couldn't hurt. 


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 08:21 PM

Maybe some of your neighbors have one of those ring cameras that could see the area?

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 09:53 PM

Thanks for the advice, everyone. I'll file a police report tomorrow and ask around to see if there are any cameras in the area. 

 

I tried to file a report with FedEx online, but it says that since it was a "Smart Post" shipment that I can't file a report - only the company that sends it can, for some reason. So I've contacted BBTS and we'll see what they say. 

 

I'm mainly just appalled that someone not only stole the contents of a package, but even stole it after they opened the box on my porch and saw that it was full of toys. I'm just a dork, but as far as they knew those toys were meant for a child. So disturbing. 



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Posted 26 July 2020 - 09:59 PM

Never had a blatant theft, but I did have a couple that were never delivered. In both cases I contacted both the delivery companies and the retailers. The retailers requested I contact the delivery companies, and after the latter did what they could to no avail, the retailers (eventually) re-sent the lost items. Dunno how it'd work out if the items were obviously stolen, but I'd have to assume the retailer/delivery company would be able to point me in the right direction.

 

 

Kinda amazed the thief would take the time to rip open the box and leave it behind instead of just taking the whole thing with them.



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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:37 AM

Yeesh. This is horrible. Anyway, yeah, definitely contact BBTS about it. They should be able to replace everything that was stolen.


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 10:11 AM

You could also potentially contact your credit card if FedEx or BBTS are unable to help.


 
 
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Posted 27 July 2020 - 01:59 PM

Your stuff is gone. Bbts won't help. FedEx won't help. Cops won't help.

I had something similar happen to me back in 2016. Bought 300 bucks worth of stuff from Funpub's going out of business sale and it disappeared from my porch.

I have my packages sent to my work now. Always someone there to accept it.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 06:55 PM

I might have phrased it more delicately but I suspect that's ultimately true - BBTS shipped it, FedEx delivered it, by the point at which it was stolen every other party had successfully completed their obligation to the process and it had effectively passed into your responsibility, so I assume that probably you won't get any joy from anyone. I hope there's a happier ending than that but I wouldn't hold my breath. 

 

Even if you did have a camera covering your door and catch the guy in the act, there's still not much chance the police would achieve anything. Rough. 


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 06:59 PM

Probably just time to order a big box of live hornets.



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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:05 PM

Not knowing what toys were taken and the price range.    Depending on the content of the toys, how easy to get them from local stores. Like if they were Earthrise transformers for example. Plus their overall market value. If you have unique toys that Walmart/target wouldn't normally carry. I would try contact non chain local toy stores.  Mom and Pop/independent ones.  Tell them your a toy collector and online order of toys was stolen.  Where if someone would try to sell this exact group of toys.  To be cautious since it may be the person who stole from me.  Where they may try to sell you those toys and possible steal other toys when their back is turn.

 

I know my facebook toy group is actually pretty good about handling potential thieves like that. Odds are you most likely had someone trying to get some quick money and whatever they took is going be resold fast.  Like it wouldn't surprise me they try to return to a store without receipt.  Also check of your receipt is still in box.  Just incase they try that shanigans. 

 

With the police in this regard you will get laziness with a detective if one is assign.  Its not a priority crime unless a weapon is involved in threatening manner. I had that issue with stolen dvds and was able to find them but store that bough them refuse and work against me to give them back to me and  the detective I got was bad example of police officer.  So really hoping this was under $50 order for ya.



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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:07 PM

When you talk to BBTS, mention that one of the figures I took from your porch had two left hands. Let me know when you expect the replacement to arrive so I can be watching your house.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:24 PM

Your stuff is gone. Bbts won't help. FedEx won't help. Cops won't help.

I had something similar happen to me back in 2016. Bought 300 bucks worth of stuff from Funpub's going out of business sale and it disappeared from my porch.

I have my packages sent to my work now. Always someone there to accept it.

 

While it may wind up being true that they won't be able to help, Funpub =/= BBTS by a very wide margin. BBTS has great customer service in general. And even then, I don't think you can entirely blame Funpub for being unable to replace $300 worth of clearance stuff. 


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:39 PM

I might have phrased it more delicately but I suspect that's ultimately true - BBTS shipped it, FedEx delivered it, by the point at which it was stolen every other party had successfully completed their obligation to the process and it had effectively passed into your responsibility, so I assume that probably you won't get any joy from anyone. I hope there's a happier ending than that but I wouldn't hold my breath. 

 

Even if you did have a camera covering your door and catch the guy in the act, there's still not much chance the police would achieve anything. Rough. 

 

Actually, FedEx did leave a package in a visible area, I am assuming since it was stolen, and they are probably liable for it. I know that when I worked for UPS, that was a big no no, even way back in 2001.  


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:49 PM

Not knowing what toys were taken and the price range.    Depending on the content of the toys, how easy to get them from local stores. Like if they were Earthrise transformers for example. Plus their overall market value. If you have unique toys that Walmart/target wouldn't normally carry. I would try contact non chain local toy stores.  Mom and Pop/independent ones.  Tell them your a toy collector and online order of toys was stolen.  Where if someone would try to sell this exact group of toys.  To be cautious since it may be the person who stole from me.  Where they may try to sell you those toys and possible steal other toys when their back is turn.

 

It was about $150 of Earthrise and Studio Series figures. I contacted my local comic shop last night, since they're less than a mile away and the first place I'd expect the thief to try to pass the figures off to. They got back to me today and told me that someone had called them and tried to sell the exact same set of figures that were stolen. They tried to get more detail from the guy but it seems like he got suspicious and hung up. Oh well, I hope it embarrassed him at least.

 

I might have phrased it more delicately but I suspect that's ultimately true - BBTS shipped it, FedEx delivered it, by the point at which it was stolen every other party had successfully completed their obligation to the process and it had effectively passed into your responsibility, so I assume that probably you won't get any joy from anyone. I hope there's a happier ending than that but I wouldn't hold my breath. 

 

Yeah, I'm not expecting either BBTS or FedEx to do anything. Like The Predaking said, though, FedEx did leave the package out in the open (and didn't ring my doorbell or anything when they dropped it off. I was home all day), so I don't think it would be unreasonable for them to reimburse me. But again, not counting on it. Haven't heard anything back from BBTS yet, and like I said in the OP apparently they're going to have to be the ones to submit the claim to FedEx. 


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 09:22 PM

Stuff like this varies incredibly between both the company and the courier. Case in point, when I still bought things from Amazon Japan they started using DHL for UK delivery, who rudely told me many times Amazon was the customer and not me so if I was unhappy they didn't care.

The fact the parcel was delivered is the most troubling thing. If you haven't had problems before it's possible BBTS will assume good faith.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 09:31 PM

And while it doesn't help now, and you shouldn't need to do it, you can sign up for texts from FedEx. I get a text when FedEx picks anything up to be delivered to me and again when it delivers.

 

And did you try your credit card company? You may have to prove you've tried everyone else first, but it might be something.


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 09:12 AM

 

Not knowing what toys were taken and the price range.    Depending on the content of the toys, how easy to get them from local stores. Like if they were Earthrise transformers for example. Plus their overall market value. If you have unique toys that Walmart/target wouldn't normally carry. I would try contact non chain local toy stores.  Mom and Pop/independent ones.  Tell them your a toy collector and online order of toys was stolen.  Where if someone would try to sell this exact group of toys.  To be cautious since it may be the person who stole from me.  Where they may try to sell you those toys and possible steal other toys when their back is turn.

 

It was about $150 of Earthrise and Studio Series figures. I contacted my local comic shop last night, since they're less than a mile away and the first place I'd expect the thief to try to pass the figures off to. They got back to me today and told me that someone had called them and tried to sell the exact same set of figures that were stolen. They tried to get more detail from the guy but it seems like he got suspicious and hung up. Oh well, I hope it embarrassed him at least.

 

I might have phrased it more delicately but I suspect that's ultimately true - BBTS shipped it, FedEx delivered it, by the point at which it was stolen every other party had successfully completed their obligation to the process and it had effectively passed into your responsibility, so I assume that probably you won't get any joy from anyone. I hope there's a happier ending than that but I wouldn't hold my breath. 

 

Yeah, I'm not expecting either BBTS or FedEx to do anything. Like The Predaking said, though, FedEx did leave the package out in the open (and didn't ring my doorbell or anything when they dropped it off. I was home all day), so I don't think it would be unreasonable for them to reimburse me. But again, not counting on it. Haven't heard anything back from BBTS yet, and like I said in the OP apparently they're going to have to be the ones to submit the claim to FedEx. 

 

Well, the thief contacting your local comic shop is at least something.

 

Anyway, try giving BBTS a phone call. The faster you speak with someone regarding this order, the faster it will get settled.


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