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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)


@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!


Freddycon's Collection

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#1 Freddycon

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:26 AM

Well, I thought I'd finally get around to it and list off the TF's I have in my own collection, so here we go!

McDonald's Happy meal releases-
Optimus Prime

Autobot Jazz
Optimus Prime (Cybertronian Mode)
Sentinel Prime
Elite Guard Bumblebee
Stealth Lockdown (With Legends class Optimus Prime and Bumblebee)
Soundwave (With Laserbeak)
Oil Slick
Megatron (Leader Class)
Megatron (Cybertronian mode) and Optimus Prime 2-pack (The Battle Begins)

Optimus Prime (Leader Class)
Bumblebee (Premium)
Autobot Jazz (Premium)
Barricade w/ Frenzy (Premium)
Stealth Bumblebee
Starscream (Deep Space version)
Protoform Optimus Prime
Protoform Starscream
Jungle Bonecrusher
Autobot Camshaft

Classics Universe
Tread Bolt
Acid Storm

that's all I have for now but believe me, there WILL be more! lol!

#2 Freddycon

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:39 PM

Just added some more today!

G1 Soundwave with Laserbeak and Overkill (Missing Ok's weapons)
Masterpiece Optimus Prime (No box or accessories except Matrix)
Masterpiece Megatron (In box with all accessories)

Man I am so stoked to have these! :-D

Edited by Freddycon, 29 January 2009 - 07:45 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:25 PM

Just added Movie Ironhide (Premium version) and Movie Bonecrusher to my sets! :-D

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 04:33 PM

Bought myself Animated Grimlock today to finish off my Dinobot trio.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:55 AM

Have now added Onslaught and Silverbolt to my Classics collection. Nice to have the Team Leaders, even if they're not true gestalt commanders. (Sighs dramatically!)

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:33 PM

Just got Powerglide today, gotta love sales where an Ultra Class is just $20!

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:51 AM

Added Decepticon Drop Shot and Autobot Blades to the set. Man I love the smell of new plastic crack feeding my addiction, lol!

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:37 AM

A good friend of mine got me Animated Swindle! Loving good deals like this, lol!

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 12:06 PM

Just added five new members to the collection!

Blazing Lockdown

G1 Re-issues:

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:08 PM

Reissue Silverstreak is a great toy. He was my very first reissue, found him on clearance for $9 in a battered box at a TRU long after the line had been discontinued.... must have found him somewhere in the storeroom and just wanted to get rid of him.

Grats on the haul, & looks like you got a nice start on your collection just beware of the Geewon-Bug it can get to be expensive lol

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 05:21 PM

ooh, I know, I've seen so many G1's in various sales online and I nearly cry because I can't afford them! lol

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 06:49 PM

A bit of advice, before your collection gets to be tooooo large, donloade a program like Open Office (free) or Excell & keep a database or spreadsheet to inventory your collection. It's easy to forget what you have sometimes with a large collection & and hard to do once you get to that point.

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#13 Freddycon

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:26 PM

I've got most of them opened and on display on my shelves and bookcases, so it's pretty easy to remember which I have and which I need. Hardest part is either affording or just finding the ones I want/need to complete a set or series. Lucky a good friend of mine is an avid collector as well, and usualy more than willing to help me with my "Plastic Crack" adicition, lol!

Speaking of which, I just added two more today! ROTF Bumblebee and Soundwave! Bumblebee is almost exactly like his previous movie incarnation, but a better Plasma cannon and firing projectile are nice changes. Soundwave is wicked cool and actually a Triple-Changer, but man he is confusing to transform!!! Oh well, I love him anyways, just because he's Soundwave!

Edited by Freddycon, 10 June 2009 - 01:42 PM.

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 06:54 PM

Just got Samurai Prowl tonight, Very cool figure!

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:56 PM

Scored a FREE Leader Class Ultra Magnus! Gotta love the Hammer! icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 12:36 PM

Have been on a spree with Revenge of the Falllen toys!


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Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:28 AM

Just added Universe's Decepticon Heavy Load w/ Minicon Drill Bit, as well as a "Heroes of Cybertron" G1 Bumblebee keychain to my collection!

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 02:26 PM

Did some more shopping today, and got Animated Waspinator, as well as ROTF Demolishor! (Freaking SWEET Decepticon, I must say!)

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(Freddycon @ Jun 3 2009, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just added Universe's Decepticon Heavy Load w/ Minicon Drill Bit, as well as a "Heroes of Cybertron" G1 Bumblebee keychain to my collection!

Hope you like the BB

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:24 PM

QUOTE(Th0r4z1n3 @ Jun 6 2009, 01:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Freddycon @ Jun 3 2009, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just added Universe's Decepticon Heavy Load w/ Minicon Drill Bit, as well as a "Heroes of Cybertron" G1 Bumblebee keychain to my collection!

Hope you like the BB

Oh, I do! Classic G1 goodness! (And none of the limp floppiness in the arms, either!)