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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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The G.I. Joe Thread


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#9781 Anduinel

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:32 PM

Okay.

 

But is he as sexy shirtless as Lee Byung-Hun was?

 

Asking the important questions for a grateful fandom. Thank you, sir.

 

(Look, both movies were hot messes, but at least Retaliation was a fun hot mess that enabled some lucky person on the crew to get paid to make sure LBH was spritzed and glistening while they were doing the escape scene.)


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:42 PM

Alright I think I got it.

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Yeah an Issue 0 or a Synopsis would have gone a long way, esp since not many people are gonna know these characters or the world they are on, and there is a goal of getting new fans into the story. A slightly slower pace to set us up in this world might have gone a long way, but they only got so many pages and panels to tell a story, and ya gotta move that action along in a comic book. 

 

 

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:30 PM

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:54 PM

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#9785 Anduinel

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 09:13 PM

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#9786 Maruten

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 09:21 PM

Personally I think we got enough exposition/backstory. I mean, we got none, but I don't think we need more than the basic premise: Cobra's in charge and a bunch of regular dudes are rising up against them.

That's the crazy bit. Most of these Joes are... just guys? Not The Double-Best of the Most Bestulational Elite Military Wonder-Brilliants. Has GI Joe done that before? What will Snakee Yes look like?!

If I had one complaint, I guess a bunch of the characters aren't named on panel? I'm sure we can make assumptions but I'd rather have everyone's identity confirmed. But we'll get there.

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#9787 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 09:42 PM

I'm sure we'll still see traditional Joes, but I think it's a situation like in Star Wars Rebels where you're going to see cells like Tiger's grow and ultimately join up with "the main force", with some core character popping in to help cells now and again.

 

Haven't read it yet, but I'm betting dollars to donuts that General Hawk is in hiding in a submersible Flagg or something biding time util there are enough disruptions to Cobra that it would make sense to commit significant military force.



#9788 Anduinel

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 11:51 PM

I'm sure we'll still see traditional Joes, but I think it's a situation like in Star Wars Rebels where you're going to see cells like Tiger's grow and ultimately join up with "the main force", with some core character popping in to help cells now and again.

 

Haven't read it yet, but I'm betting dollars to donuts that General Hawk is in hiding in a submersible Flagg or something biding time util there are enough disruptions to Cobra that it would make sense to commit significant military force.

 

Right? I mean, we haven't seen Cobra Commander, the Baroness, Destro, Snake Eyes or Storm Shadow yet. If nothing else, there have to be plans for those characters.

 

As for the second part, I can't wait to see what you think after you get hold of the issue. ;)



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:10 AM

I'm sure we'll still see traditional Joes, but I think it's a situation like in Star Wars Rebels where you're going to see cells like Tiger's grow and ultimately join up with "the main force", with some core character popping in to help cells now and again.
 
Haven't read it yet, but I'm betting dollars to donuts that General Hawk is in hiding in a submersible Flagg or something biding time util there are enough disruptions to Cobra that it would make sense to commit significant military force.


Without giving too much away, the idea is that Duke, Scarlett, Stalker and Hawk are a US Army team who are recruiting and training civilians to operate against Cobra. It's not, like, full on Vigilante Action.

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 10:39 AM

I liked the first issue.  The situation is pretty clear.  Cobra has invaded and all but taken over the country.  The Joes are a resistance group of mostly military people who are eager to recruit anyone that they think can help.  I don't necessarily need a lot of backstory, though I expect to see some.

 

With regards to the death:

 

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#9791 Anduinel

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:14 PM

The solits for issue #4 are out!

 

 

 

Journey into the heart of Cobra as Major Bludd searches for the hidden truth behind Cobra high command! What will Cobra’s new vision of America mean for G.I. Joe? 

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 04:12 PM

 

I'm sure we'll still see traditional Joes, but I think it's a situation like in Star Wars Rebels where you're going to see cells like Tiger's grow and ultimately join up with "the main force", with some core character popping in to help cells now and again.
 
Haven't read it yet, but I'm betting dollars to donuts that General Hawk is in hiding in a submersible Flagg or something biding time util there are enough disruptions to Cobra that it would make sense to commit significant military force.


Without giving too much away, the idea is that Duke, Scarlett, Stalker and Hawk are a US Army team who are recruiting and training civilians to operate against Cobra. It's not, like, full on Vigilante Action.

 

 

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 05:40 PM

The apple reminds me of Renegades Cobra Commander, who had a whole 'Garden of Eden serpent' thing going on with the alias Adam DeCobray. That was the best use of the name 'DeCobray', explaining why a supposedly benevolent organization would be called Cobra.



#9794 Dr Syn

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 01:14 AM

The apple reminds me of Renegades Cobra Commander, who had a whole 'Garden of Eden serpent' thing going on with the alias Adam DeCobray. That was the best use of the name 'DeCobray', explaining why a supposedly benevolent organization would be called Cobra.

Renegades was delightful. Sucks that it never got a 2nd season. Sucks even more that Clement Sauve passed away. 


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#9795 Anduinel

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 02:36 PM

 

 

I'm sure we'll still see traditional Joes, but I think it's a situation like in Star Wars Rebels where you're going to see cells like Tiger's grow and ultimately join up with "the main force", with some core character popping in to help cells now and again.
 
Haven't read it yet, but I'm betting dollars to donuts that General Hawk is in hiding in a submersible Flagg or something biding time util there are enough disruptions to Cobra that it would make sense to commit significant military force.


Without giving too much away, the idea is that Duke, Scarlett, Stalker and Hawk are a US Army team who are recruiting and training civilians to operate against Cobra. It's not, like, full on Vigilante Action.

 

 

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 02:47 PM

Sneak peek at Dr Mindbender:

 

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Like one of the replies mentioned, he's really got that nightmare-fuel dentist look going!  :p



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Posted 24 September 2019 - 01:35 AM

Is it safe?


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 06:18 PM

Well. Not a fan of the artwork, but should be interesting. I'll wait for the trades going forward.


 
 
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Posted 26 September 2019 - 06:43 PM

I found the art inconsistent - there was stuff I liked a lot and then panels where I was like... why did you draw THAT?

 

On the whole I think the book looks pretty great though. 


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:58 PM

The Baroness has been cast for Snake Eyes.

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