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@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  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)

Burrunjor

@  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


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#2541 Powered Convoy

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:03 PM

Mattel has some SDCC 2019 exclusives for MOTU.

 

Mega Construx Battle Bones set (with pink armor Faker among others).

 

More articulated versions of the original MOTU figures in the form of Mini-Comic Prince Adam and He-Man.

 

https://nerdist.com/...-con-exclusive/

 

The latter is kind of a spin on MOTUC but really dialing the sculpting back to the original toys instead of updated sculpting.

 

It's kind of a weird thing, I like it.  Like this is what MOTUC did, but not quite as literal as this exclusive is.


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:06 PM

Fascinating idea. I don't think I'm the target for this as it was the general proportions as much as the articulation that has always turned me off. The Classics line gives me exactly what I want there, but there you go.

This is a perfect SDCC offering though - not a hard-to-find-something that everybody wants to complete their collection. It will also give them a nice proof of concept. I suspect if these all sell out, they may expand the line; if they hang around for weeks or months, they'll remain a one-off.
 
 
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Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:45 PM

Why isn't Prince Adam wearing pink? Fail.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:29 PM

Why isn't Prince Adam wearing pink? Fail.


Because this is specifically a "mini-comic" based set and that's what Adam looked like in his first mini comic appearance.

-ZacWilliam, something they havnt done before vs Cartoon Adam that they have.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:50 PM

Yeah this set is tickling all my Sword & Sorcery soft spots. Wish I could get it.


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I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 25 June 2019 - 01:54 PM

 

Why isn't Prince Adam wearing pink? Fail.


Because this is specifically a "mini-comic" based set and that's what Adam looked like in his first mini comic appearance.

-ZacWilliam, something they havnt done before vs Cartoon Adam that they have.

 

It actually comes from preview issue for the monthly mini-series.



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 11:48 AM

Side thing but I saw Spider-Man Far from Home and while waiting for the extra scene at the end of the credits, a 'He-Man from Mattel' copyright whatever appears along with other licensed stuff in the list.

I don't recall any Motu thing appearing in the movie, as a commercial or a toy or whatever. So just asking that when you folks watch Far from Home, let me know what Motu related material appears that I missed please?

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 01:22 PM

Peter has He-Man figures.  There's a cut scene where he sells his toys to buy MJ a present.


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 07:32 PM

Hopefully they made sure to use 200X figures and not vintages.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 07:45 PM

Whaaaaat?! I didn't see that?! I know the trailers had a full action scene that wasn't included in the movie (doing your job, on vacation) but I don't remember a 'selling toys' scene when I saw it.

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 10:16 PM

Hopefully they made sure to use 200X figures and not vintages.

 

Maybe they were hand-me-downs from Uncle Ben. That would give them a little more weight as something to sell.


 
 
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 11:28 AM

Just a follow up but the extra scenes in the trailer will supposedly be put in a Peter's To Do list as an extra mini movie. So I guess that's where the selling of the He-Man toys will be.

Was there even footage of that? I want to see!

Oh, and they can get away with this parody? Cuz it looks really really good for flash animation. I'd prefer to see the 2002 version but this is ok too.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:43 PM

Just a follow up but the extra scenes in the trailer will supposedly be put in a Peter's To Do list as an extra mini movie. So I guess that's where the selling of the He-Man toys will be.

Was there even footage of that? I want to see!

Oh, and they can get away with this parody? Cuz it looks really really good for flash animation. I'd prefer to see the 2002 version but this is ok too.


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:47 PM

https://news.toyark....nnounced-352486

 

Guess Mattel is playing a back up to the MOTU film that is reportedly set for release...at some point next year.

 

Eh, I'm not overly impressed.  And i'm not thrilled for some of the later characters who benefitted IMMENSELY from more modern design aesthetics (like Buzz Off)



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:31 PM

Yeah, I feel like if they had done this before they ever started the Classics line they might have done well. I don't get the appeal now though. Are there people who have been waiting on the vintage sculpts "with knees" (and elbows)?


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 01:47 AM

Flocked Mega Construx Moss Man? Shame I won't be getting this set, hopefully he hits retail in some form.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:12 AM

Yeah, I feel like if they had done this before they ever started the Classics line they might have done well. I don't get the appeal now though. Are there people who have been waiting on the vintage sculpts "with knees" (and elbows)?

In fairness, MOTUC never had any sort of significant retail presence aside from the TRU crossover packs with DC.  These feel aimed more to a more casual audience than the hardcore audience, and there might be some merit to that if the price point is good.



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:26 AM

Yeah these seem like they really aren't aimed completely at the same audience that's been spending tons on Classics for years. Just the fact that they are planning to sell them in actual stores hints that. The more throwbacky designs are more toy-etic too and hint at that.

-ZacWilliam, whether it succeeds at reaching a big enough Casual and Kid audience we shall see but this clearly isn't completely aimed at or counting on the old online geezers.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:35 PM

That's a pretty nice update of He-Man I think. I was going to say "I hope these do well at retail" but... they won't. MOTU will never escape that Joe-esque black hole. Which isn't really fair, the MOTU fandom is much more reasonable. 


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:06 PM

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