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@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 July 2019 - 05:34 AM)

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171003-proof-that-people-have-always-complained-about-young-adults

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:48 PM

Last week I got my hands on the recently released Generations 2011 Volume 1 Book.

The second volume is due for release in July 2011 and will feature a comic written by Simon Furman and illustrated by Guido Guidi (translations of the last part of "Unite for the Universe" are coming soon).

I've scanned some of the pages I think people would find most interesting, as well as the interviews in case anyone ever decides to translate them.

Cover

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Page 1
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Page 60 (I found this interesting as they list it as unused designs, which is true for Reflector I believe, but the rest are either Derrick Wyatt having fun or stuff just made for the Almanacs). Note that Powered Convoy Magnus has Ultra Magnus' head instead of his own.
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Optimus Prime & Sari VS Motormaster and Shattered Glass Sari
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First Interview including the early concept of Rodimus Convoy.
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Second Interview in regards to Generations/Reveal the Shield/United. Note that Wheeljack was intended as the first use of the mold with Tracks as the retool. Design design work of Straxus, Lugnut, Perceptor, and Scourge. As well as Jazz's CAD design.
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Presented in full scan size, all the regular United Back Card Art.
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Interview regarding the new Dual Model Kits.
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Interview about new Kabaya Kits.
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The Canceled Jetwing Convoy Prototype from Unite the Universe.
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Stepper and Nebulon page (note Stepper has gold painted eyes in these photos - unlike the clear blue on the Million Publishing website).
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Back Cover
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I recommend all the Generations books as they are all very well put together and offer some very nice detailed photos and a backstage view of the design process for Transformers. My only regret is that, of course, the books are in Japanese. Though this only really tends to affect the interviews and more informational pages.

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Edited by lonegamer8, 23 May 2011 - 07:04 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:14 PM

*blink blink* Deathsaurus?!

EDIT: And those are different designs for Wing Saber and Sideways than those from the Almanac!

Edited by Chris McFeely, 23 May 2011 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:28 PM

Yeah they're very similar, just drawn by someone different (I presume) with some minor differences in designs.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:28 PM

Designer interview...

I love those. I lost the link the the one TFW translated that pointed out the original Rodimus Prime lost articulation because it was Takara's response to comments from Hasbro that Transformers before then "broke too easily".

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:47 PM

Wow cool info in the prosesses of makeing new classics

And dang it I want that Voyager Jet Prime how much and when can I get it

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:49 PM

QUOTE
I found this interesting as they list it as unused designs, which is true for Reflector I believe, but the rest are either Derrick Wyatt having fun or stuff just made for the Almanacs


Well they weren't used for the TV show, so I guess the "unused design" category still fits.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ May 23 2011, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*blink blink* Deathsaurus?!

Yeah, where's that from?
I don't remember it being in the Almanac(Although it is has been awhile since I went through it), and this is Derrick's Space Chicken:



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Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:06 PM

Sweet! Hideaki Yoke AND Koujin Ohno! icon-fire.gif

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:16 PM

hold on a minute. DOUBLE LUGNUT?!!!!

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:29 PM

QUOTE(ssg4life @ May 23 2011, 08:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hold on a minute. DOUBLE LUGNUT?!!!!


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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:46 PM

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hold on a minute. DOUBLE LUGNUT?!!!!

What does this mean?!!!

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 09:32 PM

Wing Saber is kind of a weird choice to depict like that as an Animated Autobot, given that he's a flying Autobot with gun hands elsewhere...

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 09:55 PM

It's like they gave someone a small blurry picture of the original drawings for Sideways and Wing Saber, and said to just work it out.
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:00 PM

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hold on a minute. DOUBLE LUGNUT?!!!!


Full on!

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:28 PM

The Generations books are always well done, I just received my copy today.
Thanks for the scans, Powered Convoy!
Must not have been easy to scan those.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:10 AM

So this is a new series of Generations book, in addition to the three volumes from 2009?

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 02:46 AM

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So this is a new series of Generations book, in addition to the three volumes from 2009?


This is the fourth instalment of the Generations Book. The first one was released twice as the Generation Book and Generation Deluxe, then there were were three updates in 2009 and there will be three volumes this year.

The Lugnut is a mock-up / custom and was not planned for release.

I published some scans from the magazine over the weekend if everyone is interested in seeing more over at Transformers At The Moon.

Edited by lonegamer8, 24 May 2011 - 04:10 AM.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 04:11 AM

There was also a Generations 2010, but only one volume.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:09 AM

The photos of G1 Wheeljack and Tracks are lifted from Seibertron's galleries. Funny to see Hasbro does it too. icon-fire.gif

http://www.seibertro...eljack/115/1/8/
http://www.seibertro...tracks/504/1/3/
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:12 AM

QUOTE(Meister79 @ May 23 2011, 11:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Generations books are always well done, I just received my copy today.
Thanks for the scans, Powered Convoy!
Must not have been easy to scan those.

Yes, I do a number on the spine of my book every time I post these. But I do so for the folks at the Allspark. icon-hotrod.gif

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