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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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#9761 Darth Gonzo

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 07:02 AM

So if the Snake Eyes movie takes place in Japan, and if they say Snake Eyes was born in Japan, then this Snake Eyes might have it worse then any of the other versions of Snake Eyes, because Henry Golding is half English, so they could say he's half Japanese and half American if they wanted too, and being half-Japanese and half non-Japanese is seen as a bad thing by some Japanese people.

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:24 PM

So....just an update.  The film seems like it's happening.  Filming slated to start next month, and has some solid production crew in place.  Release date is next October, so there's a decent chance we'll be hearing about new GI Joe initiatives at Toy Fair.

 

Still nothing on the Micronauts front, though I think D&D is still slated for summer 2021



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:43 AM

So....just an update.  The film seems like it's happening.  Filming slated to start next month, and has some solid production crew in place.  Release date is next October, so there's a decent chance we'll be hearing about new GI Joe initiatives at Toy Fair.

 

Still nothing on the Micronauts front, though I think D&D is still slated for summer 2021

D&D has Directors.

https://variety.com/...vie-1203285477/

 

And filming location.

https://hnentertainm...oot-in-england/



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:18 AM

There's a D&D thread in the games section.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:44 PM

I was just letting him know there was news, sorry.



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:27 PM

So....just an update.  The film seems like it's happening.  Filming slated to start next month, and has some solid production crew in place.  Release date is next October, so there's a decent chance we'll be hearing about new GI Joe initiatives at Toy Fair.

 

Still nothing on the Micronauts front, though I think D&D is still slated for summer 2021

Here is hoping the film is good. And that the action figures are terrific. Hopefully something for the 1/18, 3.75-4inch market too, and that they sell them for overseas markets. 


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:23 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=4Yd9bE7k8NI


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:43 PM

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:45 PM

Review of the first issue of the new series up on the front page. I liked it.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:01 PM

Yay! Can't wait to check it out, very glad to hear you enjoyed it because you have excellent taste. 


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 04:59 AM

Well gosh. That's a different take on our real American heroes. There's a lot there to like though and I'm super keen for next issue.

But also NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO don't kill [bleep]

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:24 AM

But also NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO don't kill [bleep]

 

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 09:05 AM


"Skydive Into The Veiled Prophet Fair" certainly sounds like a Joe episode, Riker Snake Eyes be damned.


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 05:41 PM

*waves*

 

Saw y'all snarking about Hisstank, so I expect I'm going to like it here.  :)

 

Anyway, I picked up the new GI Joe comic, and I'm really digging a lot of the storytelling choices. 

 

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 05:53 PM

Welcome. We try to remember it's supposed to be fun. :D


 
 
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Posted 18 September 2019 - 06:17 PM

So as someone that's not really a Joe fan, but decided on a whim to pick this up since its apparently a reboot like Transformers got and just in-case that somewhere down the line IDW tries to do the whole 'shared universe' thing. And while I like it, I am wondering if this isn't so much a reboot as just a jumping on point since there is no real info provided here back the War or anything as It feels like this could be a Vol.2. I get just jumping into the action, but feels like there should have been some kinda intro page. Sure there is a little paragraph, but a couple more could have helped imo. I'll likely give this at least til the conclusion of its first storyline to full grasp me, as I do like its kinda doing what Renegades did, sorta. Which was the last time something from the franchise grabbed me.


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 06:50 PM

It's an interesting setup.

 

Making the Joes very similar to the original idea of the Autobots (civilian hardware) is definitely a change.


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:08 PM

 As a newer Joe fan but long term TF fan I am all for having spite at dumb fans on Hisstank throwing a hissy fit (lol) over a gay male protagonist.  As a Bi fan myself i'm all for any kid of LGBT representation, and for being spiteful at intolerant people.

 

(I'm new to the forum and Allspark.com so I have no idea how to make spoilers on this so I'll give a vague spoiler free review. ) It's a new continuity and jumping off point for a Joe vs Cobra story in which Cobra has won and GI Joe has lost as it's starting premise.  I do agree that a synopsis might have been helpful, or even a filling in on of the world of GI Joe, as that would be helpful for new readers.  But there is def a sense of some suspense being built up with how little has been revealed yet as to how this Cobra ran world has come to be.  Even in the short read of issue one it is clearly a highly ambitious work in terms of storytelling, character choice, art design, and action.  Also quite ambitious for some very spoilery reasons that have already talked about that I was ultra shocked by.  I think it's worth it for regular hasbro fans of any kind who never got into gi joe to give it a look to see if they like it.   (or anyone who wants to give it a look for that matter)



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:19 PM

So as someone that's not really a Joe fan, but decided on a whim to pick this up since its apparently a reboot like Transformers got and just in-case that somewhere down the line IDW tries to do the whole 'shared universe' thing. And while I like it, I am wondering if this isn't so much a reboot as just a jumping on point since there is no real info provided here back the War or anything as It feels like this could be a Vol.2. I get just jumping into the action, but feels like there should have been some kinda intro page. Sure there is a little paragraph, but a couple more could have helped imo. I'll likely give this at least til the conclusion of its first storyline to full grasp me, as I do like its kinda doing what Renegades did, sorta. Which was the last time something from the franchise grabbed me.

 

I think the sparse detail is a deliberate choice. IIRC, the writer said he's not going to do an exposition dump about Cobra's rise to power, but throw some references in throughout the series. But yeah, I can see where that might strain the suspension of disbelief in a setting that's supposed to reflect - more or less - the current world.



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:23 PM

 As a newer Joe fan but long term TF fan I am all for having spite at dumb fans on Hisstank throwing a hissy fit (lol) over a gay male protagonist.  As a Bi fan myself i'm all for any kid of LGBT representation, and for being spiteful at intolerant people.

 

(I'm new to the forum and Allspark.com so I have no idea how to make spoilers on this so I'll give a vague spoiler free review. ) It's a new continuity and jumping off point for a Joe vs Cobra story in which Cobra has won and GI Joe has lost as it's starting premise.  I do agree that a synopsis might have been helpful, or even a filling in on of the world of GI Joe, as that would be helpful for new readers.  But there is def a sense of some suspense being built up with how little has been revealed yet as to how this Cobra ran world has come to be.  Even in the short read of issue one it is clearly a highly ambitious work in terms of storytelling, character choice, art design, and action.  Also quite ambitious for some very spoilery reasons that have already talked about that I was ultra shocked by.  I think it's worth it for regular hasbro fans of any kind who never got into gi joe to give it a look to see if they like it.   (or anyone who wants to give it a look for that matter)

 

spoiler  and /spoiler in both in brackets [ ].

 

I think maybe even an Issue 0 would be good. I fully expect we'll get some backstory as things go on, but right now it feels borderline on 'too ambitious' with no real set up. Like I don't want all the answers, but a bit more stage setting I think is needed.


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