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@  wonko the sane? : (23 January 2018 - 07:02 AM)

He's actually interfacing with the public and is generally charismatic. He's no more effective than harper, but at least he can work a room.

@  Locoman : (23 January 2018 - 12:39 AM)

-shrugs- He says the right things more often, at least.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 January 2018 - 11:03 PM)

Well is Trudeau an improvement over Harper?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Most of the country is sick of trudeau, they very well might get in anyway. Might as well vote for the shmuck who actually wants to do good, but will accidentally screw it up, over the shmucks who'll lie about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:14 PM)

Voting NDP is how the Conservatives get in, though

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

because the road to hell is, after all, paved with good intentions.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

There isn't one of those in this lot. Vote for the one whom won't deliberately do damage... so NDP.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:09 PM)

I usually feel an obligation to vote in any election, but I honestly won't know who to vote for next time around. I don't like any of them, and I think the best we can hope for is someone who won't do any more damage

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Pretending to try to figure out how to undo the absolutely flawless system of wealth concentration they and their predecessors designed

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Well, they're all off to Davos now, supposedly to lament the horribly skewed wealth distribution that's gotten even worse since last year's meeting

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Conversely, being impressed by politicians isn't something you should be happy about.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:02 PM)

The other side of the canadian coin right now is a harper clone. If trudeau runs again, the choice is NDP or liberal. It all depends on how the NDP plays out under the new guy, but so far I am unimpressed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

I don't disagree. Trudeau is a clown and he's been a huge disappointment. I was naive enough to believe he'd actually stick to his word and do something to help the middle class. He's never getting my vote again

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

This little raptor is freaking BOSS! Also, I've been drinking, so kinda mellow.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

Been playing with slash for the last hour though, totally worth it.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

After duties and the exchange AND shipping. I'm not even going to bother appealing, it'll take ages and achieve nothing.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

I assuming it was toys, and those have a 0% duty rate even when the object isn't of North American manufacture. In that case, it just should've been taxes and the processing fee

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

We won't get it. Nothing the trudeau government has done has actually helped the end level canadian citizen, and with trump on the other side: it'll only get worse.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

Wonko, if you feel the customs weren't assessed properly you can always contact them to appeal. Generally, the fee should only be taxes (GST/QST in your case) + duties (if applicable, depending on the type of item where it was made) + Canada Post's processing fee. If the item was properly valued on the parcel, it usually shouldn't reach paid twice territory

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

One of the things I'm hoping comes out of these NAFTA talks (assuming they don't kill it) is Canada adopting an increased duty-free limit. $20 compared to the American's $800 is really ridiculous

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:47 PM)

Stuff sent via more expensive shipping methods, though, might attract their attention more often

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Although it might depend what method it was sent via USPS. Pretty much the only things I receive from the US anymore in Canada are sent First Class Parcel (which is trackable), and I don't think Customs really scrutinizes those ones that much

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

In fact I almost never get charged. Only when the stated value on the package is in the extreme range, like $300 or more

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

Strange the duties were so high. I've been hit by UPS with their insane fees, but I've always had good experiences with USPS and Canada Post

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 05:36 PM)

USPS then canada post.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 January 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Very carefully, I hope

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 PM)

How was it delivered?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 02:24 PM)

the duties pushed the cost of it into "paid twice" range.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2018 - 02:06 PM)

Well, at least hospitalization won't send you into bankruptcy. There's always that.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 January 2018 - 01:52 PM)

o.O

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 01:40 PM)

And not happy anymore. 40 bucks on duties. Free trade my ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 11:26 AM)

Yay! I should get my package from BBTS today!

@  Arazyr : (22 January 2018 - 10:50 AM)

Okay, now I get the snake thing. Thanks for the Pokemon reference. It was a bit after my time... 8^)

@  CastletonSnob : (22 January 2018 - 08:05 AM)

This is a Transformers fansite. Do you like big bots and you cannot lie?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 AM)

no. was just making a silly/stupid joke

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2018 - 03:22 AM)

Onyx is a stone. Onix is a rock snake. Do you even Pokemon, bro?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 02:44 AM)

could be a rock made of snakes. we just dont know!

@  Foffy : (22 January 2018 - 02:15 AM)

He is a snake made of rock, though

@  Jetstream C-18 : (21 January 2018 - 08:56 PM)

No, Onyx is a snake.

@  Arazyr : (21 January 2018 - 01:12 PM)

Something I only just "got" last night: Of course IDW's GB Blackrock is associated with Onyx Prime. Onyx is a black rock.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 January 2018 - 07:37 AM)

Bet a lot of military people won't want to work this monday. ;(

@  Pennpenn : (21 January 2018 - 07:27 AM)

It seems sort of intuitive for a lot of people because it's the first day in the week that you're working.

@  Nevermore : (21 January 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Germany considers Monday the first day of the week.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.


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#241 Alpha Omega Trion Supreme

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jan 31 2012, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeremy @ Jan 31 2012, 08:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You also have to factor in that there's going to be a massive rush from the hardcore fans right at the beginning, and those figures aren't likely to be consistent throughout the sale.

This is a very important disclaimer. There's definitely a declining curve involved.

That said, the difficulties of getting through, coupled with the break between yesterday's order period and whenever things open up again (today?), make it harder than usual to predict what will happen this time around.

I hope you guys are right about the initial rush. I'll tell you that the email from TCC about *only* 20% selling during that short time wasn't exactly consoling when I read it.

#242 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Jan 31 2012, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He's also shown as storing the swords, so I believe (despite owning 4 versions of that mold - both Drifts and both Blurrs) he can't store his little guns in their holsters as Drift's holsters are made for the swords only (they tooling is different from Drift to Blurr).

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Confirmed experimentally. Also confirmed that Drift's swords can't fit in Blurr's holsters, either. (Man, I really thought that would work, too...)

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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.

#243 Paranoia Dragon

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Jan 31 2012, 04:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jan 31 2012, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeremy @ Jan 31 2012, 08:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You also have to factor in that there's going to be a massive rush from the hardcore fans right at the beginning, and those figures aren't likely to be consistent throughout the sale.

This is a very important disclaimer. There's definitely a declining curve involved.

That said, the difficulties of getting through, coupled with the break between yesterday's order period and whenever things open up again (today?), make it harder than usual to predict what will happen this time around.

I hope you guys are right about the initial rush. I'll tell you that the email from TCC about *only* 20% selling during that short time wasn't exactly consoling when I read it.


My thoughts exactly! 20% in like, what, an hour at the most?? That's alot to me. I really don't want to end up with JUST Runamuck!

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:34 PM

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QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 31 2012, 03:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As much as I loathe something like Mattycollector's subscriptions, I would happily have given the Club the money for Over-Runabout after the first photoshops were out and they could just ship him when he's ready.
That's... exactly what we're doing here, though? I mean the reason Matty does that is so they have a guaranteed baseline of how many of each figure to make. Fun Pub has already determined their production runs fairly decently, and they don't have as many figures to juggle.


Well, not precisely. Matty's numbers - if Toyguru can be believed - are set way ahead of time. They just want as many presold as possible. They have flat out stated they are only making X number of figures and if they get to a point where they have X-1 subscriptions then there will only be one extra figure for sale on sale day. After the 2012 subs were closed they announced they are even scaling back production despite the fact that new figures continue to sell out though it may take a week instead of an hour. They constantly warn there will be fewer and fewer figures available for day-of sales and they don't seem to care if people who can't or won't foot the bill for a year's worth of figures sight unseen are out of luck.

I think the difference with Fun Pub comes from the fact they aren't having to plan out a year's worth of figures, just two. Let's say they normally make 2000 figures. If they sell 2500 or 3000 preorders/donations then boom - they can plan on making more before the factory even gets going. Then, they can tack on an extra couple of hundred for Botcon and webstore stock. It also strikes at the scalping mentality too. Why should someone else make 100% profit off of their product if Fun Pub could actually make enough for everyone that wants one and pocket the money themselves?

Edited by Dake, 31 January 2012 - 08:37 PM.

 
 
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#245 Rosicrucian

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:43 PM

To really do that, you need to do preorders at least six months in advance, as I understand it. That's the kind of turnaround time on production numbers.

#246 Dake

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:58 PM

Well, they had the final decos done for this year's figures by their August 12th update with the mockups the following month so that's not too far off. Now admittedly, they only teased Runamuck in September and sat on Overrunabout for some time afterwards but it didn't sound like they had to do that - it was just building suspense.

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#247 *Deathblade

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:39 AM

Need to keep the word out on this, members are reporting fraud charges after ordering from funpub AGAIN.

http://www.tfw2005.c...ep-eye-out.html

http://www.allspark....s...=84493&st=0

#248 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:07 AM

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Need to keep the word out on this, members are reporting fraud charges after ordering from funpub AGAIN.

http://www.tfw2005.c...ep-eye-out.html

http://www.allspark....s...=84493&st=0

I'd exercise caution before suggesting that FunPub is to blame. If you'll read the thread on TFW, there are some factors that suggest it might possibly be something else causing the trouble, unrelated to any FunPub transactions.

I'm not absolving them, but these are serious accusations, and we need more evidence (and, just as important, the evidence pointing in other directions must also be explained) before we start rumors that could have such serious implications for a company.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

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Just to let everyone know, we have upgraded our online security systems this week after a recent audit of our internal and external procedures. Online security is a serious business and Fun Publications takes it seriously. We have implemented an ongoing review process of these security systems so that as internet thieves become more sophisticated, so will our defense systems. If you have any concerns, please let us know. When you order from anyone on any kind of device, make sure that https starts the url. This means it is under a secure socket layer and is encrypted during transmission. Additionally all information in our database is encrypted under a 256K algorithm.


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There have only been a handful of fraud problems and we haven't confirmed how many IF ANY were on our end. This upgrade was a precautionary measure. Fraud can come from many sources and it is difficult to determine with 100% certainty what happened in those rare cases. We are dedicated to solving any problems and will do whatever is necessary to make shopping with the Club a secure experience.


Or basically what G.B. said. With the added information about them stepping up their security now and in the future.

#250 Sprocket

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:01 PM

Looks like they're back up.

Edited by Sprocket, 01 February 2012 - 04:01 PM.

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#251 Kira Kira

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:03 PM

Not quite yet...

They're on the front page; links don't work.
Although I did manage to get one in my cart, but by the time I checked out it was gone again and I couldn't process my order. Lol.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:03 PM

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Looks like they're back up.

Not yet, they're testing out the links. If you try to order them it won't go through.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:04 PM

QUOTE(Kira Kira @ Feb 1 2012, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not quite yet...

They're on the front page; links don't work.
Although I did manage to get one in my cart, but by the time I checked out it was gone again and I couldn't process my order. Lol.

Lol, same happened me.


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#254 Paranoia Dragon

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:07 PM

Gah, hurry up & get those links up, I have to leave for work! I hope they're still in stock when I get back in several hours. Still don't like that "only" 20% thing icon-primal.gif


AHHHH! I got my order in!!!!!! Please, let there be nothing stopping that order from ....whatever! icon-fire.gif

Edited by Paranoia Dragon, 01 February 2012 - 04:11 PM.


#255 SoS

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

It's up now!


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#256 Kira Kira

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

They're up!

I got Runabout! Sweet.

...oh, and look at that. I just got my confirmation e-mail too. ( ^ ~^ )
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#257 Dake

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:09 PM

YAY! I Got Overrun!
 
 
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#258 SoS

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:10 PM

Done with my order and got confirmation email. Thank goodness.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:15 PM

First time through I got the same error.

Second time it worked though.

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#260 Detour

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:20 PM

It worked! Awesome!

Can't wait to get those Battlechargers together. icon-hotrod.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.