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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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#1 4-LOM

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 01:37 PM

I was recently reading Susp's well-crafted review of the recent Power Core Combiners Huffer & Caliburst two-pack and noticed that the pictures that he had posted showed a toy with a slight but very noticeable difference from mine. (Review here).

Those who have acquired PCC Huffer, this question: Does your Huffer sport a hood that is colored a brighter shade of orange than the orange used on the rest of the figure (like his) or does your Huffer's hood match the shade of orange used on the rest of the figure (like mine)?

Pics of your Huffer figures are appreciated, but not necessary, and a mention of which country you acquired the figure in as well as when you might have bought it would be very helpful. I'm just trying to piece together whether this variance was a standard running change (I acquired my Huffer about 3 months after Susp got his), an international-market variant (I bought mine in Canada) or a simple error (either version).

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#2 Silent_Magnus

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 01:49 PM

My Huffer's orange is homogeneous, and I'm in the US.
It was probably from the first patch that showed up in my area sometime last month.

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#3 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 02:00 PM

My orange has a very distinctive bright orange hood that doesn't even try to match the rest of him.

I got him from TRU.com.

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#4 ExVee

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 02:01 PM

Near as I can tell, all of the initial release of Huffers in the US have the mismatched orange hood. My observation suggests this was corrected relatively quickly, though. What Huffer's I've seen in stores recently almost all show the matching hood as best I can tell.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 02:05 PM

Mine doesn't match the rest of him. I was among the first to find him (first reported on the Allspark IIRC) back on 6/29/2010.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 02:09 PM

I've got the bright orange hood version (purchased early July), and was unaware of the corrected(?) version until this thread.
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#7 Silent_Magnus

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE(Silent_Magnus @ Sep 10 2010, 02:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My Huffer's orange is homogeneous, and I'm in the US.
It was probably from the first patch that showed up in my area sometime last month.

Here's a picture of mine for reference.

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#8 Bluestreak

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Sep 10 2010, 03:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've got the bright orange hood version (purchased early July), and was unaware of the corrected(?) version until this thread.

Same here. I just thought it was an odd deco quirk. I might start checking out the Huffers in stock locally a little more closely since I'm having an issue with the locking tab on the cab/shoulders.


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Posted 10 September 2010 - 02:30 PM

Weird, I like the extra splash of bright color that the mismatched orange hood provides. It always seemed deliberate to me, since it wasn't even close to the plastic color, and the character was originally bright orange. Seems a little too dull with the mustard colored hood.
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#10 Dvandom

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:25 PM

Thanks for the heads up, I've amended my review to reflect the running change.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:14 PM

QUOTE(Jeremy Gargo @ Sep 10 2010, 12:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Weird, I like the extra splash of bright color that the mismatched orange hood provides. It always seemed deliberate to me, since it wasn't even close to the plastic color, and the character was originally bright orange. Seems a little too dull with the mustard colored hood.


Yeah, same. The molds colorscheme is much more boring in the 'corrected' configuration.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:15 PM

I like the dark orange hood. It breaks up the color of the cab rather nicely.

#13 ExVee

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:19 PM

The matching hood makes this look even more Machine Wars.

When I got mine I was seriously looking all over for an auto-transform trigger...

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:19 PM

Mine has a bright safety orange. I actually think that the contrast looks better icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:26 PM

Pfff...Whatever, I'll go play with my consistently colored Huffer in the corner.

It's where all of the cool people like to hang out.


#16 Defensis Prime

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:33 PM

Bright orange, looks better, blah blah blah, bought last week--not that that matters. The date code's probably more telling.

(Mine is 00901.)

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#17 tec

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:33 PM

Me to I injoyed the extra color as a homage to his oringanal G1 self

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:42 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Sep 10 2010, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mine doesn't match the rest of him. I was among the first to find him (first reported on the Allspark IIRC) back on 6/29/2010.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 09:45 PM

Got mine at a TRU fairly soon after they came out. He's got the dark orange hood. Like many others have said, I always figured it for a deliberate choice, and I still like it better.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 09:58 PM

so possibly my country would get non-crappy Bombshock and Doubleclutch? this is awesome =)
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