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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2018 - 08:40 PM)

I saw him on The Trek BBS some months before he hit the Allspark.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

He was considered an annoying pest even back then.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

I finally managed to dig up some of Jason Irelan's earliest posts, at the Alvaro Comicboards Transformers forum. Dating back to 2003.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 12:43 PM)

The best thing is that repeatedly buying the same cabinet means an increasing routine in assembling the things.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 August 2018 - 10:39 AM)

Welp, beats me. I got four shelves.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

Finally I can showcase my collection in an appropriate manner.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

I bought thirteen display cabinets for my new apartment from Ikea.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 August 2018 - 12:42 AM)

*groan*...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 August 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Well don't hang up on us, tel us abaud it!

@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.


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#81 RCX

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:19 AM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jan 23 2012, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 23 2012, 02:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 23 2012, 11:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mine definitely pegs together. You have to use an amount of force to get his chest halves out of his torso.


*snip*

For my next video, I'll drop him down the stairs.

Okay. I didn't see anyone doubting you and asking for proof. You're not alone in reporting a figure that holds together as was probably intended.

I saw people reporting a different experience. We all know that there can be varying tolerances with the same figure, running changes to a mold, and so on. This isn't really unusual, so I guess I'm not sure why it's getting a "mine works, you're all doing it wrong" defense.


Nope, mine definitely comes apart if you queef on it too hard. I wish mine was like yours, Walky! I have 2 of them, both won't peg-in.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE(RCX @ Jan 24 2012, 05:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope, mine definitely comes apart if you queef on it too hard.


Wow, between this and Walky's fondling, I really have to wonder about what it is people are doing with their FE Bumblebee figures.

I mean, I realized he was a fun toy, but I didn't think he was THAT kind of fun. icon-depth.gif

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:53 AM

Wow, I don't check this thread for a day and all of a sudden Bumblebee becomes a porn star....who woulda thunk it? icon-bee.gif

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:18 AM

Your "shocked Bumblebee" emoticon implies that BB himself is as surprised as you are.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:34 AM

QUOTE(Item42 @ Jan 24 2012, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Your "shocked Bumblebee" emoticon implies that BB himself is as surprised as you are.


I'm sure he was.

He's probably seen Hotshot fondled so much he didn't know what to do when Walky started on him. icon-fire.gif

#86 Walky

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:49 AM

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:55 PM

I wasn't sure if this needed a new topic all its own, so I'm posting it here:





I'm guessing that the Wave 1 case is 2 Bumblebees, 2 Wheeljacks, 2 Cliffjumpers, and 2 Soundwaves, right? Soundwave was nowhere to be seen, just the others. And after I picked up Jackie here and rounded a corner in the store, minutes later everything else save for the Bumblebees was gone. icon-waspy.gif

Edited by Demovere Xeno, 25 January 2012 - 08:06 PM.


#88 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:00 PM

Back of box pics?

ZacWilliam, curious how it looks mono-language...
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#89 Demovere Xeno

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:07 PM

Added it to my post above. icon-hotrod.gif

I'm wondering now, though: is there still any chance of the FE figures appearing now that the main Prime line has apparently made it stateside, or will we have to start watching Ross and other bargain stores to find them? icon-screamer.gif

Edited by Demovere Xeno, 25 January 2012 - 08:13 PM.


#90 Fishbug

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:12 PM

Is this the first namedrop for the Wreckers on toy packaging?
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:39 PM

I have a feeling I've totally lucked out on First Edition figures. That makes me incensed. The way those flew off the shelf after you picked up Wheeljack just tells me these are supreme scalperbait as well. Wonderful.

Edited by Doofy, 25 January 2012 - 11:14 PM.



#92 Moroboshi

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:58 PM

San Mateo? Is that the one at Bridgepoint? If so, I work within walking distance!

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:03 AM

QUOTE(Doofy @ Jan 25 2012, 10:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a feeling I've totally lucked out on First Edition figures. That makes me incensed. The way those flew off the shelf after you picked up Wheeljack just tells me these are supreme scalperbait as well. Wonderful.


Initially likely so, but since this is the main line we'll see plenty of everything shortly.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:06 AM

Huh. I just realized it says "Deluxe class" at the top of the back of the package. I thought they were renaming the size class for Prime? The TRU receipt even says Revealers.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:40 AM

QUOTE(Magick @ Jan 25 2012, 09:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Huh. I just realized it says "Deluxe class" at the top of the back of the package. I thought they were renaming the size class for Prime? The TRU receipt even says Revealers.


It's kinda like how most stores label Cyberverse as "Megaverse" (at least in my experience). It was probably an internal/working name at some point, but that's how they got entered into the systems.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:29 AM

That is the most generic bio. "This guy doesn't suck! Also he knows one of the main characters."

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 26 January 2012 - 08:29 AM.


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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#97 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:02 AM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Jan 26 2012, 08:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That is the most generic bio. "This guy doesn't suck! Also he knows one of the main characters."


To be fair: "Was once a Wrecker. Old friend of Bulkhead." was pretty much the extent of his personality on the show too.

But yeah, that bio is definately not going to win any awards.


-ZacWilliam, feels like you can tell the difference between bios written by someone who likes to do creative writing or who loves the line and knows its history and those that are written by a random copywriter from a one line blurb in the story bible. The later saddly being the more common.
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#98 RCX

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:50 AM

Do we have any SKUs or whatever so we can walk into a TRU and ask for them to check their system?

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:52 PM

Battle swords, of course, being far more useful than knitting swords.


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:55 PM

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Battle swords, of course, being far more useful than knitting swords.


I beg to disagree. Knitting swords you can clearly do at least two things with.

Battle swords just aren't that versatile.


-ZacWilliam, Wheeljack wishes he had knitting swords.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 26 January 2012 - 12:56 PM.

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