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@  wonko the sane? : (23 January 2018 - 07:02 AM)

He's actually interfacing with the public and is generally charismatic. He's no more effective than harper, but at least he can work a room.

@  Locoman : (23 January 2018 - 12:39 AM)

-shrugs- He says the right things more often, at least.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 January 2018 - 11:03 PM)

Well is Trudeau an improvement over Harper?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Most of the country is sick of trudeau, they very well might get in anyway. Might as well vote for the shmuck who actually wants to do good, but will accidentally screw it up, over the shmucks who'll lie about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:14 PM)

Voting NDP is how the Conservatives get in, though

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

because the road to hell is, after all, paved with good intentions.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

There isn't one of those in this lot. Vote for the one whom won't deliberately do damage... so NDP.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:09 PM)

I usually feel an obligation to vote in any election, but I honestly won't know who to vote for next time around. I don't like any of them, and I think the best we can hope for is someone who won't do any more damage

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Pretending to try to figure out how to undo the absolutely flawless system of wealth concentration they and their predecessors designed

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Well, they're all off to Davos now, supposedly to lament the horribly skewed wealth distribution that's gotten even worse since last year's meeting

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Conversely, being impressed by politicians isn't something you should be happy about.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:02 PM)

The other side of the canadian coin right now is a harper clone. If trudeau runs again, the choice is NDP or liberal. It all depends on how the NDP plays out under the new guy, but so far I am unimpressed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

I don't disagree. Trudeau is a clown and he's been a huge disappointment. I was naive enough to believe he'd actually stick to his word and do something to help the middle class. He's never getting my vote again

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

This little raptor is freaking BOSS! Also, I've been drinking, so kinda mellow.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

Been playing with slash for the last hour though, totally worth it.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

After duties and the exchange AND shipping. I'm not even going to bother appealing, it'll take ages and achieve nothing.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

I assuming it was toys, and those have a 0% duty rate even when the object isn't of North American manufacture. In that case, it just should've been taxes and the processing fee

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

We won't get it. Nothing the trudeau government has done has actually helped the end level canadian citizen, and with trump on the other side: it'll only get worse.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

Wonko, if you feel the customs weren't assessed properly you can always contact them to appeal. Generally, the fee should only be taxes (GST/QST in your case) + duties (if applicable, depending on the type of item where it was made) + Canada Post's processing fee. If the item was properly valued on the parcel, it usually shouldn't reach paid twice territory

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

One of the things I'm hoping comes out of these NAFTA talks (assuming they don't kill it) is Canada adopting an increased duty-free limit. $20 compared to the American's $800 is really ridiculous

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:47 PM)

Stuff sent via more expensive shipping methods, though, might attract their attention more often

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Although it might depend what method it was sent via USPS. Pretty much the only things I receive from the US anymore in Canada are sent First Class Parcel (which is trackable), and I don't think Customs really scrutinizes those ones that much

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

In fact I almost never get charged. Only when the stated value on the package is in the extreme range, like $300 or more

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

Strange the duties were so high. I've been hit by UPS with their insane fees, but I've always had good experiences with USPS and Canada Post

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 05:36 PM)

USPS then canada post.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 January 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Very carefully, I hope

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 PM)

How was it delivered?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 02:24 PM)

the duties pushed the cost of it into "paid twice" range.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2018 - 02:06 PM)

Well, at least hospitalization won't send you into bankruptcy. There's always that.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 January 2018 - 01:52 PM)

o.O

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 01:40 PM)

And not happy anymore. 40 bucks on duties. Free trade my ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 11:26 AM)

Yay! I should get my package from BBTS today!

@  Arazyr : (22 January 2018 - 10:50 AM)

Okay, now I get the snake thing. Thanks for the Pokemon reference. It was a bit after my time... 8^)

@  CastletonSnob : (22 January 2018 - 08:05 AM)

This is a Transformers fansite. Do you like big bots and you cannot lie?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 AM)

no. was just making a silly/stupid joke

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2018 - 03:22 AM)

Onyx is a stone. Onix is a rock snake. Do you even Pokemon, bro?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 02:44 AM)

could be a rock made of snakes. we just dont know!

@  Foffy : (22 January 2018 - 02:15 AM)

He is a snake made of rock, though

@  Jetstream C-18 : (21 January 2018 - 08:56 PM)

No, Onyx is a snake.

@  Arazyr : (21 January 2018 - 01:12 PM)

Something I only just "got" last night: Of course IDW's GB Blackrock is associated with Onyx Prime. Onyx is a black rock.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 January 2018 - 07:37 AM)

Bet a lot of military people won't want to work this monday. ;(

@  Pennpenn : (21 January 2018 - 07:27 AM)

It seems sort of intuitive for a lot of people because it's the first day in the week that you're working.

@  Nevermore : (21 January 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Germany considers Monday the first day of the week.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.


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ToyFair 1986 Catalog & Hasbro Children's Hospital Charity Drive!


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#1 Walky

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:31 PM

EDITS FROM GALENRAFF:

Here's what was originally in Walky's first post here:
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http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=180326276436

Featuring saturated Onslaught, blue Superion, and Galvatron's giant rifle. Oh, and, hey, speaking of whom, guess who had to get an orange barrel to comply with safety laws.

$500!

What happened after this is nothing short of amazing!

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The first awesome thing is that several people all said they'd be willing to chip in $5 in a community effort to buy that catalog so that the TFWiki could scan it and share it with everyone. So we set up a system in which people would send me their contributions, and when we got enough we'd bid on the book. The response was impressively quick, and we were able to put in a winning bid within a few hours with a purchase price of $380. So now this important piece of toy collecting history is on its way to Walky to be scanned and shared with everyone, and everyone who contributed will be listed on the wiki. Well done us!

Yeah, but then the awesome just ramped up from there. Because the first bid was accepted outright, we were in the enviable position of having to decide what to do with extra money. If you read this full thread, you'll find the whole conversation, but in the end, it was decided that people most wanted to see the money go to a good cause, and the Hasbro Children's Hospital was identified. We ALSO were in the enviable position of having people come to the thread and be disappointed that they were too late to contribute for the book. So what do you do when you have a great charity that the community wants to support and a lot of people who want to give you money for something?

Hasbro Children's Hospital Charity Drive!
(We're coordinated it here on the Allspark, but it was open to anyone and everyone who wanted to participate. This is not "mine" and it's not "Allspark's," this belongs to all of us!)

Goals and Updates:
I'm also going to use this space to point out that the original goal was set as two tiers. The first goal would be to match the book price by raising $380. But "ultimate victory" would be if we could match the original asking price of $500. I put that in quotes because we've long since passed it, and I'm not sure whether or not ultimater victory is a word. There is now way to adequately express how impressed and proud of this community I am after all of this - it's been a tremendous cooperative effort from the start and everyone has been so generous and excited about it, which is just great!

Current total: $2340!

I mean, think about that. That kind of thing just doesn't happen in the conventional wisdom of internet fandoms. But nevertheless, here we are doing it! It's incredible!

We set a goal to raise $2000 by midnight on Sunday Feb. 28 and we did it!!!

Higher Res Images of the 1986 Toyfair Catalogue at the Allspark

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:36 PM

wait...

Why would we pitch in money for a catalog.
Only one person would get to own it.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:40 PM

We don't want to own it! We want to scan it!

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:41 PM

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wait...

Why would we pitch in money for a catalog.
Only one person would get to own it.


But we'd all get high quality scans.

I'd pitch in $5 for that if Walky (or someone else trustworthy) were to get a fundraiser going.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:43 PM

QUOTE(landbasered @ Feb 23 2010, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
wait...

Why would we pitch in money for a catalog.
Only one person would get to own it.


The physical catalog perhaps. However, I'm pretty sure all Transformers-related info would be posted to the Wiki including all the photos.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:47 PM

Is it just me, or does Hot Spot seem to have some extra kneepads? The light blue from his lower legs seems too high, but its also clearly not just that his legs aren't pulled out all the way.

#7 Walky

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:47 PM

We could do a Kickstarter fundraising thing: http://www.kickstarter.com/

I mean, I wasn't entirely serious with the title, but I could be convinced real easily.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:52 PM

I'm liking that Superion. That Galvatron looks like something a fan would do to the figure to make it more 'adult'.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:54 PM

For five dollars? Beyond worth it.

And we could get a whole slew of jive if we pitched together. Its actually a thoughtful idea.
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:54 PM

Yeah, I'd throw in five bucks.

But good luck getting 99 more people to contribute.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Feb 23 2010, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I'd throw in five bucks.

But good luck getting 99 more people to contribute.


As an incentive Walky should offer to list everyone's name on the Wiki that donated money towards it. I'm sure lots of folks would do it then just to get immortalized online. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:01 PM

I'd do it for half a grumble cake.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:02 PM

Those photos are veddy, veddy sexi. If I can have it 3 days a year and alternating Christmases, I'll pitch in.
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:04 PM

Well i assume we will get mentioned, for the sake of showing what happens when people actually participate in something.
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:05 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Feb 23 2010, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I'd throw in five bucks.

But good luck getting 99 more people to contribute.


98, I'd be happy to pitch in a fiver too.

And I agree with NICKSTART, if we can pull this off, then there?s no reason not to do it again, and that'd be a cool way to get some rare items like origional artwork, odds and ends like this, maybe even some lucky draw figures more easily viewable by the majority of the fandom, as long as it all went to The Wiki. Maybe have a display of rare 'shareholder fans' items at Botcon or something too.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:19 PM

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:34 PM

Count me in.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:48 PM

I mean, we all spend an obscene amount of dollars on crap all the time, imagine if we took a little bit of that to contribute to something outside of our homes.

Could be rockin.
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:50 PM

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Count me in.


Me too! I'm sure there's 100 people out there who'd go for it.




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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:14 PM

I just noticed I never said I'd do it in my last post, so yeah, count me in as well.