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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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#1 Dake

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 11:14 AM

Found a good way to start off the rejuvenated Joe thread:

Joe Declassified has lots of loose pics of the next waves.

Everyone looks really good except Scarlett's face [hopefully] photographs weird. Her nose seems really big - or at least her nostrils are very prominent. Looking at most of the other female headsculpts we've gotten, Joe/Star Wars/Marvel, nobody has such defined nostrils. I'm hoping it doesn't looks quite as bad irl.

The only other slight issue I see is the increasing tendency to have jackets/vests that don't stay closed. Technoviper and Cobra Trooper both seem to have this issue as does Renegades Firefly. I'm not sure if the tabs just need to be a little longer maybe, but it's kind of annoying.

I wonder if part of the Technoviper's helmet is removeable or if it's just not quite glued on straight on this guy's figure because the forehead stripe doesn't quite line up right.


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 03:54 PM

My personal favorite from the batch is the Techno-Viper; I've been wanting a new one for years now.

From there, I *might* go for that trooper, but I'd have to give him a new weapon since to me that blaster looks ridiculously over-sized.

I like Tunnel Rat, but I already have the one from the Wal-Mart two-packs last year. However, I do have a spare PIT Commando head lying around (I used Beach-Head's unmasked head for an LBC) and so I might be able to work something out with that.

Scarlett and Ripcord have nice body molds, but their heads just don't sit right with me either; Scarlett's hands also bug me, as they don't look right half-painted like that. I might use the two as custom fodder, but only if I can find some cheap repro heads.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:26 PM

For me, this Tunnel Rat is so utterly different than the Anniversary version they can occupy the same space (were I to do that of course).

Carded Storm Shadow at AC Toys.



It's hard to tell for sure, but it looks like he's kept all his accessories although I don't see the other black belt or the chain weapon.
 
 
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#4 Tyranno

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:41 PM

... Is that supposed to be Ripcord?

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:44 PM

Well, as far as weapons on Stormy I'm willing to lose, the chain is way up there.
Hopefully the black belt and the black backpack strap are in that lower left corner.

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 05 November 2011 - 10:12 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Nov 5 2011, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... Is that supposed to be Ripcord?


Yeah - why? It's fairly accurate (minus the last minute vest swap) to the cartoon allowing for "real-lifing" anyway.
 
 
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#7 Detour

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 01:15 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 5 2011, 10:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Nov 5 2011, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... Is that supposed to be Ripcord?


Yeah - why? It's fairly accurate (minus the last minute vest swap) to the cartoon allowing for "real-lifing" anyway.

You know, except for the part where they made him bald.
I'd hoped that was just a flaw with the prototype but apparently Hasbro felt there weren't enough bald black guys in Joe already.

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 06 November 2011 - 08:39 AM

I've heard he's bald in the Renegades comic.

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#9 Dake

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:55 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 6 2011, 12:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 5 2011, 10:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Nov 5 2011, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... Is that supposed to be Ripcord?


Yeah - why? It's fairly accurate (minus the last minute vest swap) to the cartoon allowing for "real-lifing" anyway.

You know, except for the part where they made him bald.
I'd hoped that was just a flaw with the prototype but apparently Hasbro felt there weren't enough bald black guys in Joe already.

Ha - oh yeah, you're right! icon-fire.gif
 
 
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#10 Detour

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:34 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Nov 6 2011, 08:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've heard he's bald in the Renegades comic.

Randy

....what Renegades comic? icon-depth.gif

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 06 November 2011 - 08:43 PM

I saw a Renegades figure at Walmart the other day and I was tickled that the toy looks more like a real person than the cartoon models.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:53 AM

Oh my god all those accessories with Storm Shadow oh my god so beautiful

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:21 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 6 2011, 07:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Nov 6 2011, 08:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've heard he's bald in the Renegades comic.

Randy

....what Renegades comic? icon-depth.gif

Or so my brother led me to believe (coming from him). It must just be one of IDW's comics that he referred to as such even though it must not be Renegades.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:05 AM

QUOTE(Axaday @ Nov 6 2011, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw a Renegades figure at Walmart the other day and I was tickled that the toy looks more like a real person than the cartoon models.

Why? They've said from day one the Joe line can't support two different aesthetics like Star Wars, and any cartoon toys will be created to fit in with the existing style.


 
 
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:40 PM

TNT revealed now:

http://gijoeclub.com...011/TNTfWEB.jpg

Sadly they didn't try much to distinguish the mold from Blowtorch (the original TNT sported a different helmet and waistpiece).

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 08 November 2011 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 8 2011, 07:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TNT revealed now:

http://gijoeclub.com...011/TNTfWEB.jpg

Sadly they didn't try much to distinguish the mold from Blowtorch (the original TNT sported a different helmet and waistpiece).

It was Doc's helmet at that I believe, so I might have to swap one in myself. One of the bad things about the modern sculpts though is it's not so easy to swap crotches.

Edited by Dake, 08 November 2011 - 11:01 PM.

 
 
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#17 Detour

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:56 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 8 2011, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It was Doc's helmet at that I believe, so I might have to swap one in myself.

It was indeed, although because of the difference in head sizes it wouldn't work. Not that the Club itself couldn't have tried a different helmet nonetheless.
Or use a different, smaller head that can wear the helmet.

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One of the bad things about the modern sculpts though is it's not so easy to swap crotches.

Yes, but Blowtorch's thing there is a separate belt piece. The Club could have omitted it and used a different belt instead.

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 09 November 2011 - 08:35 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 8 2011, 08:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TNT revealed now:

http://gijoeclub.com...011/TNTfWEB.jpg

Sadly they didn't try much to distinguish the mold from Blowtorch (the original TNT sported a different helmet and waistpiece).

Looks pretty great to me considering the very different colors, helmet, and weapons.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:54 AM

I'm liking what I see. Renegades will probably be my first real foray into buying Joes at retail for my own collecting purposes.
(unless you count the Trakker Joe I had to pick up for M.A.S.K.)

Edited by Asquian, 09 November 2011 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 12:51 PM

Bbts sent TNI a bunch of pics of the upcoming sets.
 
 
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