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@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

@  walruslaw : (28 April 2021 - 09:33 PM)

dagrimbo

@  CORVUS : (27 April 2021 - 08:11 PM)

Indeed.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 April 2021 - 04:59 PM)

CORVUS: considering that reply, I'm pretty sure this was just another instance of Bass posting poorly-defined drivel as if it were profound.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2021 - 04:24 PM)

Given the last year and a half or so, is it any surprise?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

People are snapping already it seems.

@  Kaon : (27 April 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I like the Shattered Glass Megatron's alt mode

@  CORVUS : (26 April 2021 - 07:30 PM)

I'd like to know what society he's talking about, and what qualifies as "nothing", TBH.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 05:09 PM)

I don't see the point in such a poorly defined "everyone is terrible" statement. He's not complaining about any specific people or specific problems.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 April 2021 - 05:06 PM)

I do not see anything about Bass's comment that felt a need for you to attack him.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Bass: does that "everyone" include yourself or are you just trying to act like you're better than everybody without actually proving anything?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2021 - 04:10 PM)

Mostly it's "oh, don't say that right now" and "better learn when to duck".

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2021 - 04:05 PM)

There's something to be said about society when everyones just an inch away from snapping over nothing.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 April 2021 - 02:17 PM)

WalMart is a cruel mistress. Today she runneth over...tommorrow, she'll be barren as a desert.

@  -LittleAutob... : (26 April 2021 - 12:21 PM)

I love Wal-mart now- They have way more Transformers figures than Target- last night I came home with a WFC Authentic Wheeljack even though I was torn between wanting TFP Arcee and TF: The Movie Blurr, two figures I have never ever seen before-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Spelling intended lol

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Curious Geogore

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2021 - 07:54 AM)

"My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio"

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

New JoJo villain, GoGio

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

Is this a Jojo?

@  Nevermore : (25 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

Now I suddenly have a character with the name "Gorgeous Georgios" in mind.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 April 2021 - 04:00 PM)

H A -

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2021 - 01:58 PM)

Saint Georgios Day?

@  Donocropolis : (23 April 2021 - 06:59 AM)

more like Saint GORGEOUS Day.

@  tigerhawk : (23 April 2021 - 04:59 AM)

Saint Georges Day.

@  Sabrblade : (21 April 2021 - 11:55 PM)

Glenn Morshower would agree. He goes to auditions with his shoes full of syrup.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2021 - 04:28 PM)

Please, maple syrup can only improve alot of content.

@  Donocropolis : (21 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

Well, not release it into Canada, no. You'd just get maple syrup all over it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2021 - 03:21 PM)

what bothers me most about Canadian rights is that, oftentimes, the rights holders for certain content don't even seem to have any interest in releasing it

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 April 2021 - 10:46 AM)

It'd be mostly the same even in a world with global copyright law, since even the shortest terms are very long.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2021 - 10:39 AM)

You got me, I just want to watch cartoons without having to pirate them for once.


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Another Empty Toy Shelf Sighting! Why Empty Toy Shelves That Never Get Stocked Prevent Scalping!

Scalping Toys Literally nothing April Fools

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#1 Kaon

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 10:25 AM

Allspark Discord user Notomus#8611 has reported another sighting of Empty Toy Shelves at his East side Walmart in South Dakota. This is a popular trend amongst many toy stores here in North America. Walmart finds that by not stocking toys this helps prevent scalping and thus, benefits us toy collectors who legitimately want the toys by never giving us a chance to get our hopes up that we might actually get the figure we want for once. You can view the image of the barren shelf that is a symbol of the depression that legitimate collectors feel when walking into a store and finding nothing!

 

Happy April Fools?

 

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#2 Autobot Bubbs

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 11:48 AM

Meh... East Side never really HAD anything good to begin with.  In fact, all of them are kind of bare, April fools not withstanding.


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Posted 01 April 2021 - 11:57 AM

Meh... East Side never really HAD anything good to begin with.  In fact, all of them are kind of bare, April fools not withstanding.

 

Noto says that they had Kingdom Cyclonus once and he missed him by a few minutes because the casepack was sitting on the pallet open, one lone primal was left.

 

and that west side Target has Cyclonus if you need one.



#4 LiamA

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 07:00 PM

I don't know whether this is a legit article or not since most stores do have empty shelves.



#5 NovaSaber

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 07:36 PM

Poe's law applies to toy distribution now.



#6 The Predaking

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 08:33 PM

It almost looks like my walmart's TF section. You just need to add some cyberverse toys, a scattering of netflix deluxes, and maybe a bayverse studio series figure.


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Posted 01 April 2021 - 09:13 PM

My Targets are pretty much Cyberverse, Buzzworthy Bumblebee, and ST86 Grimlocks.



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Posted 01 April 2021 - 09:15 PM

I got the prefect quote for this:

"Empty Shelves sell NOTHING!"

 

In other words, its not good business sense to leave the shelves empty when you can put stock on them, that's unless you are either going out of business, moving to a new shop, or you actually sell shelving units and what is presented is a display piece!


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#9 Nemesis Reformatted

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 07:10 AM

The scalpers have won the war!  The collectors have lost.

 

  You're just going to have to accept that fact.  My Ratchet/Lifeline order, just sitting there on Amazon, unfulfilled after 5 months, is a constant reminder of that. I can't beat them anymore, I'm completely powerless to do anything about it. 

 

 I shouldn't have pre-ordered. I should have just paid a couple extra bucks on ebay when they first hit. Hasbro & the stores are completely unreliable. The only thing 100% reliable are the scalpers & ebay. The scalpers *ALWAYS* manage to get the stuff. 



#10 lastmaximal

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 08:14 AM

W h o o o o s h


SO OKAY IT'S AVERAGE
Virtually every custom as good as the title suggests!
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Posted 02 April 2021 - 09:04 AM

The scalpers have won the war!  The collectors have lost.

 

  You're just going to have to accept that fact.  My Ratchet/Lifeline order, just sitting there on Amazon, unfulfilled after 5 months, is a constant reminder of that. I can't beat them anymore, I'm completely powerless to do anything about it. 

 

 I shouldn't have pre-ordered. I should have just paid a couple extra bucks on ebay when they first hit. Hasbro & the stores are completely unreliable. The only thing 100% reliable are the scalpers & ebay. The scalpers *ALWAYS* manage to get the stuff. 

 

I know what you mean, I did order Seige Skywarp from Amazon but months later it never came and they canned the order, then last year I ordered the Coneheads but as of now its not been filled and its still active, thou I decided not to put all of my eggs in one basket and got a copy off Ebay, if they ever decide to fill the order, its just something I'll hang onto for a while and let the price increase before deciding to sell it, thus getting my money back and more but given the order was placed in October and its now April, I'm thinking its unlikely to come.


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#12 Dekafox

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 09:34 AM

I don't trust Amazon to deliver unless you're ordering directly from Amazon themselves, or it's actually in stock. And I don't mean from the site - if the order is under a third party's name, who knows if they'll actually come through. And IMO this applies to all these mega-sellers that allow third party sellers on their site(Walmart, Newegg, etc).

 

Pulse and BBTS have yet to cancel on me. The only preorder I've not seen arrive in a timely fashion according to estimates has been Kingdom Cyclonus from BBTS - everything else either has arrived on time, early, or they've officially announced a change to the expected arrival date, like with Selects Abominus. (And Cyc may just be because I'm on the back end of the preorder list - missed my chance at Pulse, then didn't think to check BBTS for a while.)



#13 Confuzor

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 10:37 AM

Thankfully I haven't had anything outright cancelled on me but Target kept delaying Thrust so much I did luck out and find him in store. Also BBTS still owes me a Cobra Trooper, but I'm sure that's more Hasbro's fault than theirs.

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 11:18 PM

My Targets are pretty much Cyberverse, Buzzworthy Bumblebee, and ST86 Grimlocks.


I'd been checking brickseek daily and hadn't seen any Grimlocks within 150 miles of me in any direction. Finally broke down and got him off of Amazon.
I finally got rid of that big white box.



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