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@  Pennpenn : (19 November 2018 - 02:27 AM)

Oh don't make me go talk to Peter Dutton. My week has been painful enough as it is...

@  Telly : (18 November 2018 - 09:13 PM)

he cant leave quarantine until he talks to the king of the potato people

@  Pennpenn : (18 November 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Debateable. It's a sunday anyway. Wonder if I'll still feel up and ready to go tomorrow. Don't want to take too many days off leading up to the end of the year.

@  MEDdMI : (18 November 2018 - 12:01 AM)

@Pennpenn hooray! Now you can leave quarantine.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 08:58 PM)

The national tour is currently in Raleigh-Durham.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 06:29 PM)

Ok, feeling much better now.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Is hamilton playing in hamilton?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 November 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Maybe the show in the city?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 01:21 PM)

To the show or the city?

@  The Doctor Who : (17 November 2018 - 11:01 AM)

Niiice!

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 10:48 AM)

My mom won two tickets to Hamilton!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 09:46 AM)

Welp, good morning so far. My brother helped me get my sister in law's christmas gift, and reminded me I still had to get my mom's calendar for next year.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Oh yeah, feeling feverish. What fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 November 2018 - 10:07 PM)

My father used to ask his boss that question. Then he STOPPED asking, and got used to twiddling his thumbs. Made things so much easier, and didn't actually change how his bosses thought of him.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:31 PM)

So of course you wait until the end of your shift like everyone else, THEN you walk up to the manager on duty and ask him what you're supposed to do during the requested overtime.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:30 PM)

Fun: The employer allows (paid) voluntary overtime, cannot backtrack on the permit, and before the regular end of your shift, you notice you're rapidly running out of work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Fear is a state of mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:25 PM)

Did you just assume my sociopolitical status?

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2018 - 06:13 PM)

Oh stop being such a pack of drama monarchs!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:11 PM)

Too late. They can smell your fear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2018 - 04:10 PM)

Nobody say anything and you'll be safe from the mob.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 November 2018 - 03:41 PM)

It used to be

@  Arazyr : (16 November 2018 - 02:05 PM)

I would agree.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 01:15 PM)

I say yes, but I imagine many would disagree with me.

@  Paladin : (16 November 2018 - 12:34 PM)

settle a bet: is "drama queen" a gender-neutral description?

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 November 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Sounds like management is the same everywhere :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 08:12 PM)

My bosses are too busy trying to see if they can have their heads up their own asses while still being able to kiss the asses of everyone above them. It'd be amusing to watch if I wasn't one of the ones trying to get everything done to cover for it.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:05 PM)

He's living by the standard "bow to those below you; kick at those above you. You got more people below you than above you."

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Whenever we go on strike, he's there with us. He told me that this is the only completely legal way for him to show his own bosses the finger,

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Well, this guy has been getting flak from above, it's just that he doesn't care. He's doing what he thinks is right. He's easily the smartest of my superiors, and also the one with the biggest balls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 05:24 PM)

Must be nice, having a boss that cares.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 November 2018 - 01:03 PM)

Indeed.

@  Echowarrior : (15 November 2018 - 11:58 AM)

That's a good superior.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:21 AM)

Arguing in my favor that I was working under sub-par conditions, there were problems with sudden halts of the conveyor and other issues that affected my productivity, and besides, why was this guy giving a feedback to one of HIS subordinates, wich was his job?

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Also, yesterday he stood up for me when a superior from the department I was sent to was giving me a productivity feedback.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

So this week all of my superiors save one guy are absent, and I'm not noticing a difference. Which says a lot about this guy.

@  Waspinator : (15 November 2018 - 03:28 AM)

That's hateriffic.

@  MEDdMI : (14 November 2018 - 11:48 PM)

I both love and hate you all :wtf

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 November 2018 - 08:05 PM)

And this is what it tastes like, when doves fry.

@  Paladin : (14 November 2018 - 07:23 PM)

on the other hand pheasant is phairly philling.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 November 2018 - 04:06 PM)

Well the fare is fowl if the fowl is fair.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 November 2018 - 03:10 PM)

1/4 of duck is 1/4 of the turd in turducken

@  Paladin : (14 November 2018 - 12:18 PM)

not really. duck meat is fowl.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2018 - 12:01 PM)

Couldn't we just cook the duck? I mean, it would be tastier...

@  MEDdMI : (14 November 2018 - 12:09 AM)

That is much less than a duck, therefore it also floats. BURN THE INTERNET! ((Although it's an old article, I was surprised to find a result))

@  MEDdMI : (14 November 2018 - 12:04 AM)

http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/how-much-does-the-internet-weigh

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2018 - 05:11 PM)

If thou knows how to weigh wireless signals, thou are surely more of a witch than I.

@  MEDdMI : (13 November 2018 - 01:26 PM)

Does it weigh the same as a duck?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2018 - 12:26 PM)

Nay! Tis merely the miracle of WIFI!

@  MEDdMI : (13 November 2018 - 11:49 AM)

WITCHCRAFT!


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#661 mx-01 archon

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:03 PM

Yikes at the original Predacon heads. Poor Tantrum looks to have a sticker for a face. Interestingly, it looks like Razorclaw's head might have been planned to transform into Predaking's. Either that, or it's just badly mistransformed.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:35 PM

We've known about Razorclaw's transforming head since Kyde dropped that fact right after the patent was found. Where are you seeing this exactly, though?

Oh, the Euro catalog. Duh.

Edited by Spark, 02 March 2010 - 06:39 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:41 PM

Must've missed that one.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:55 PM

Whoa, I never knew that Broadside's alternate character model was based on an alternate version of the *toy*! Always figured it was wildly differing artistic interpretation of the base figure that saw retail.

Edited by Moroboshi Ataru, 02 March 2010 - 06:55 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2010 - 08:21 PM

QUOTE(FortMax @ Mar 2 2010, 04:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Right. The '85 Minibots were already out.


Also: Monzo to the rescue!

Monzo OWNS that? And it's official rather than a custom? That is VERY pink. Not even the magenta that I'm used to.

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That is the Eightiesest color scheme and I wish we'd gotten it.

"You'd better stay close to me!"
"No, you'd better stay close to ME... bitch."
(not that there's anything wrong with men wearing pink...)
they both had similar heads too... @[email protected]; Maybe Hot Rod turning to more of a red was to differentiate the two of them.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 08:26 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 2 2010, 06:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We've known about Razorclaw's transforming head since Kyde dropped that fact right after the patent was found. Where are you seeing this exactly, though?

Oh, the Euro catalog. Duh.

What Euro catalog?

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 08:42 PM

Hey everyone, I have some interesting information to share with you about the history of this particular catalog. I emailed the eBay seller to let them know about the community effort here as well as the charity drive, since I thought they might like to know about what their catalog sparked. Below is the response I received, which not only expresses their thoughts about all that, but shares some really interesting history about the catalog. Bear in mind it's all on their say-so, but I think it makes a lot of sense given some of the questions raised by this particular catalog, so this is the full email:
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Oh WOW! We truly had no idea! Thank you so much for sending us that link and letting us know that the efforts to raise the funds for the catalog turned into such a charitable event to help. That's truly remarkable.

Now, to make it more special we'll tell you a little more about our findings in our research for this catalog. We had shared this with a few people who contacted us for a little back history on it.

We had hung onto it thinking it was something special for that special collector after learning of it's limited printing by Hasbro this particular year. Hasbro was very secretive this particular year because of all the NEW Transformers, G.I.Joe items and the release of JEM, which many thought would have been in this catalog but Hasbro pulled a fast one to keep her undercover until she was showcased at the actual ToyFair in 1986. Hasbro employees we talked to, who worked there during this time, have said that this catalog was only produced in an effort make Mattel think that they had changed their mind not to release JEM, who was direct competition for Barbie, after an undercover employee from Mattel working at Hasbro discovered they were developing JEM. It was this effort by Hasbro to produce this pre toy fari catalog as a 'smoke screen' of sorts that resulted in their showcasing so many rare Transformer and G.I.Joe prototypes. When we showed a couple of Hasbro employees the catalog they went 'Holy Cow. Do yo know why that was actually produced the way it was?' And continued to tell us about JEM and then about how rarely seen the prototypes of Transformers and G.I.Joe were in it because of it.

So, who would have ever thought that JEM would have resulted in the production of these pre toy fair catalogs like this, and given fans a chance to see such rare prototypes for the Transformer and G.I.Joe toylines?

They Hasbro employees we talked to said they were surprised to even see one of these surface because of the very limited number that was produced of them. They focused more on printing a massive number of the actual 1986 Toy Fair catalog to let everyone on earth know about JEM and their launch of the toyline to go along with their cartoon release, etc. They really wanted to smash Barbie, but alas was unsuccessful. icon-screamer.gif But a great effort on Hasbro's part.

We hope your community truly enjoys the catalog, and shares it with everyone.

We are also so happy now to have learned it turned into something that has become so helpful for others. Please thank your community for us and tell them this has truly made our day! Heck our year! icon-hotrod.gif

Stay Outrageous!

Edited by Galenraff, 02 March 2010 - 08:43 PM.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 08:52 PM

Now that is a truly awesome way to cap off this fantastic event.

Kudos, Galen, kudos.
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:18 PM

That is awesome. I wonder how the real catalogue varied beyond having JEM in it.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE(Jeysie @ Mar 2 2010, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Yes. Yes we do.

And thank you for reminding me again what I hate about the fandom so soon after reminding me what I love about it. icon-ironhide.gif Balance in life and all that, I guess.

QUOTE(Big Show @ Mar 2 2010, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And as for the hotlinking, Seibertron isn't new to the game. They know damn well that it is a common courtesy to host the images on their own, rather than soak up the bandwidth of the wiki.

I'd still rather PM and give them a chance to take it down first, then only "retaliate" if they don't. Especially since the whole reason it was newsed in the first place was because I made an announcement post hoping they would to promote the matter. Especially since the moderator in question, you know, donated some of his own money to the charity, too.

But whatever, I guess. Sorry for preferring to take the polite route first before escalating. Guess that'll learn me. icon-primal.gif


The polite way would have been the appropriate way to go as well as someone contacting myself, the site's owner. The Allspark's owner is a really nice guy and I would never dare dream doing that to him or to any other site owner.

I'm sorry if hotlinking an image from tfwiki caused anyone server issues. It is frustrating as a website owner that some website's don't want you to take their images while other sites don't want you to hotlink their images. While I understand the frustration of what happens when images are hotlinked back at least 5 years ago, most server companies have either lifted bandwidth restrictions or they now provide you with at least 3,000 to 5,000+ GB of bandwidth that's a non-issue. I have a few suggestions that might help the owner of tfwiki.net regarding bandwidth issues if they would contact me. As you can imagine, bandwidth issues have been no stranger to Seibertron.com over the past 10 years.

I have sent a message to Walky asking for him to contact me to work things out so that this situation can be avoided in the future. No ill will was intended by posting the images in our news section. Swapping an image out with an image that contains offensive and inappropriate language is not right nor is it fair to people on Seibertron.com, especially when someone should've contacted myself or the entire staff via the "Contact Us" form on Seibertron.com or sent an email to [email protected] or [email protected]

Edit: Walky contacted me and apologized. I provided him with some code to prevent hotlinking images in the future via an htaccess file. Hopefully they'll update their htaccess file so that bandwidth concerns like this won't be an issue for them in the future.

Edited by Seibertron, 02 March 2010 - 10:27 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:04 PM

This was quite the accomplishment of this community and should be very proud of themselves especially during a time that is hard financially for so many Congrats!!!!! icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:05 PM

QUOTE(Seibertron @ Mar 2 2010, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE(Big Show @ Mar 2 2010, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes. Yes we do.

And thank you for reminding me again what I hate about the fandom so soon after reminding me what I love about it. icon-ironhide.gif Balance in life and all that, I guess.

QUOTE(Big Show @ Mar 2 2010, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And as for the hotlinking, Seibertron isn't new to the game. They know damn well that it is a common courtesy to host the images on their own, rather than soak up the bandwidth of the wiki.

I'd still rather PM and give them a chance to take it down first, then only "retaliate" if they don't. Especially since the whole reason it was newsed in the first place was because I made an announcement post hoping they would to promote the matter. Especially since the moderator in question, you know, donated some of his own money to the charity, too.

But whatever, I guess. Sorry for preferring to take the polite route first before escalating. Guess that'll learn me. icon-primal.gif


The polite way would have been the appropriate way to go as well as someone contacting myself, the site's owner. The Allspark's owner is a really nice guy and I would never dare dream doing that to him or to any other site owner.

I'm sorry if hotlinking an image from tfwiki caused anyone server issues. It is frustrating as a website owner that some website's don't want you to take their images while other sites don't want you to hotlink their images. While I understand the frustration of what happens when images are hotlinked back at least 5 years ago, most server companies have either lifted bandwidth restrictions or they now provide you with at least 3,000 to 5,000+ GB of bandwidth that's a non-issue. I have a few suggestions that might help the owner of tfwiki.net regarding bandwidth issues if they would contact me. As you can imagine, bandwidth issues have been no stranger to Seibertron.com over the past 10 years.

I have sent a message to Walky asking for him to contact me to work things out so that this situation can be avoided in the future. No ill will was intended by posting the images in our news section. Swapping an image out with an image that contains offensive and inappropriate language is not right nor is it fair to people on Seibertron.com, especially when someone should've contacted myself or the entire staff via the "Contact Us" form on Seibertron.com or sent an email to [email protected] or [email protected]

Edit: Walky contacted me and apologized. I provided him with some code to prevent hotlinking images in the future via an htaccess file. Hopefully they'll update their htaccess file so that bandwidth concerns like this won't be an issue for them in the future.

Okay, awesome. icon-ironhide.gif I'm glad everyone was able to handle it appropriately in the end, despite some hiccups at the beginning.

ALERT: Everything is fine.


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Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:17 PM

EFF YEAH, RESOLUTION!
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EFF YEAH, RESOLUTION!

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:57 PM

Truly, truly outrageous!

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:11 AM

PLEASE NOTE:

What transpired with the Hot-Linking was between Seibertron and TFWiki. It has now been resolved by those who were affected by it and we will no longer host anymore comments in this thread relating to it. It does not involve the Allspark.com nor should ongoing conversation sully the great joint effort of all of us and the various websites who participated in this Toyfair book purchase or the much larger Charity drive.

Thank you

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:27 AM

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QUOTE(Jeysie @ Mar 2 2010, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd still rather PM and give them a chance to take it down first, then only "retaliate" if they don't.


Kiss Players would be retaliation. hug Yeah Seacons is ribbing.


This. Chill pill, folks! Well, folk.


I just clicked from page 24 as it says in the title, and clicked on the link to the first page of the scan, only to get the hug YEAH! SEACONS!




A tad confusing icon-wildride.gif

EDIT: Posted to nudge someone to maybe update the link on page 24 for the first catalogue scan ;)

Edited by Mecha KJ, 03 March 2010 - 03:37 AM.


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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:52 AM

QUOTE(Mecha KJ @ Mar 3 2010, 12:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just clicked from page 24 as it says in the title, and clicked on the link to the first page of the scan, only to get the hug YEAH! SEACONS!




A tad confusing icon-wildride.gif

EDIT: Posted to nudge someone to maybe update the link on page 24 for the first catalogue scan icon-arcee.gif

Whoops! And fixed!

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:39 AM

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I guess this explains why Hot Rod showed up in the cartoon and comics half the time as pink instead of red.


If by "half the time" you mean "all the time" because that's the colour HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE GODAMMIT TAKARA GIVE ME MY PINK HOT ROD I WANT IT.

After seeing it I think they made the right choice changing hs colours, but dammedif I don't still want a movie accurate one.
Also Dead End, Brawl and others are much more toon accurate. Want!

QUOTE(Blueshift @ Mar 2 2010, 10:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is amazing! Looks like the Decepticon plane picture is the same one used in the Europe 'Ultimate Battle' catalogue, at a far better resolution of course. The Autobot cars picture isn't the same one, but the Hot Rod and Blurr look the same, it may have been the same photo session.

I did the grey Runamuck/bout/whatever ;v

Yeh I noticed that too, used to pore over those pics as a kid after all. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:40 AM

I can't get the scan of the front of the catalogue to upload, its too big, I'll see if I can get onto my photobucket account....

Edit - Gottit! Not big images at all though. Photobucket seems to resize them.
UK cat scan page 2
UK cat scan page 1
I always thought it loked like Magnus was originally meant to be leader (it actually calls him that here), but they made Rodimus Prime as a last minute change so that the movie could be more like Star Wars with a teenage protaganist that deveops into a leader.

I wonder why they didn't think to just make Ultra Magnus an upgrade for Prime so kids would want the new version? Perhaps they thought kids would only want one toy of each character.

Edited by BlitzwingHaz, 03 March 2010 - 04:57 AM.