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@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2017 - 12:07 PM)

You know that Patton Oswalt knew he'd made it as an entertainer when people stopped asking him whether he was Pat or Oswald and where was the other one.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 10:20 AM)

He does lots of voice work, but it was young Oswalt in my dream, so I guess it was the King of Queens edition.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2017 - 09:56 AM)

I only know about Patton Oswalt from Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:11 AM)

We won because Ellen kept going up the other teams and telling them to not worry about their hair looking silly in their helmets.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:10 AM)

I had a dream I was in a team kick scooter competition and the 3 people on my team were Ellen DeGeneres, Patton Oswalt, and my third grade bus driver.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If you are looking to recoup some of the costs, I mean

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If it works, I might be willing to take it off your hands. I've been meaning to get one for customs and such.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:34 PM)

If that thing works, I can use it for potential future cases like this as well.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

Ordered a watchmaker pin remover from Amazon.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

No, bought the set at a convention.

@  Robowang : (20 October 2017 - 08:14 AM)

That's never good. Buy it from a place that will replace it?

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 04:57 AM)

Gaaaah, Hasbro. My Transformers Tribute Optimus Prime (from the two-pack with Orion Pack) has a misassembled part that has another part connected to it via a metal pin...

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:22 PM)

I just know they have the same ID number in the computer as deluxes, so the search feature on the website is useless.

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:21 PM)

No idea on price.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 05:14 PM)

Oh thanks. I just assumed it was a special item. Does that mean it'll be the $18ish the normal Deluxes are or can Walgreens price them separately?

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Before you go hunting at Walgreens, know that the Clone two-pack number is identical to the regular deluxe number. An in-stock listing for the clones likely just means they have deluxes in stock.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:49 PM)

I had met him at BotCon 2014, he was a vendor there. He was part of the group I hung out with at the day at Universal. Really fun guy, it's sad he's gone.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:46 PM)

I'm not sure if anyone here knew James Conan Gouig, but he passed away. Suicide, sadly.

@  Locoman : (19 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

TR Triggerhappy's shoulders are terrifying.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2017 - 03:18 PM)

Don't you hate when you join a Facebook group only to find that the moderator is a fool?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2017 - 03:04 PM)

CRAAAAAAAWLING IIIIIN MY BRAAAAAAAAINS

@  Paladin : (19 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

must've been out of Kandrona.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 07:09 AM)

Least it wasn't a weird scratchy noise IN YOUR BRAIN.  Or was it.  Maybe you found it after it crawled out?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 October 2017 - 02:47 AM)

Mine starved

@  Waspinator : (19 October 2017 - 02:16 AM)

Watch out for brain slugs

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2017 - 01:34 AM)

Got replacements, so yeah. Main thing is, if you hear a weird scratchy noise in your headphones it might not be static..

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 October 2017 - 01:28 AM)

Nuke the headphones from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2017 - 09:04 PM)

It's interesting how life gives you a good thing and then a bad thing. Like, just got my tax return and it was quite robust, and then I found an INCH LONG EARWIG IN MY HEADPHONES. AHHHHH-

@  BlackMax : (18 October 2017 - 05:50 PM)

I'm not completely sure what I missed but I think I love it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 04:20 PM)

The S is for Sucks!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

And the thatch-roofed cottagggggggggggges!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 03:30 PM)

BURN! BURN TO THE GRBURN! BURN TO THBURN! BURN TO THE GROUND!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of D N A!

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

YES, MY QUEEN!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2017 - 02:37 PM)

BUUUUURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 02:25 PM)

BUUUUUUUUUUUURN, BABY BURN! DISCO INFERNO!

@  Agamus : (18 October 2017 - 01:55 PM)

LETS BERNNNN RRRRUBBER!!!!

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM)

No, thanks. I'll leave that to his wife. :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2017 - 01:08 PM)

FEEL THE BERNNNNNN!!!!!

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2017 - 11:52 AM)

BERNIEEEEEEEE...

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I'm not saying they're the same. They're clearly not. But members of both parties do receive large sums of money from telecom companies. When it comes to net neutrality, the issue isn't solely bipartisan so much as it's Old Politicians that don't understand technology.  Republicans do seem intent on making it worse intentionally though.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2017 - 10:40 AM)

anyone who still says "they're both the same!" after the past 10 months is WILLFULLY ignorant.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2017 - 10:22 AM)

I'm not American. Should I do something about it or just ignore it.

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 08:48 AM)

I doubt we'd have a chance with Hillary either. Didn't she get like 100k from Comcast? Both parties are pretty dang corrupt. If only Bernie...

@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/

@  Darth Gonzo : (17 October 2017 - 05:36 PM)

Hello?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.


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#321 Sprocket

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:30 AM

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I just want to vouch for Sprocket as a really reliable guy. If anyone really wants one you should totally take him up on the offer.

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I want to personally thank Sprocket for pre-ordering Over-Run on my behalf tonight, and allowing me to pay him this weekend. Thank you!

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Judging by reactions elsewhere, maybe I should have offered on other sites too: I'm surprised how many people are dependent on PayPal for all their online transactions.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:32 AM

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If they run out, can they produce more? I think that's reasonable, unless the limited production run was marketed as a selling point. I was planning on picking up one of these dudes at Botcon..

It's less about the limited run being a selling point, and more about the difficulty of getting the factories to do it. Punch/Counterpunch demonstrates that it may well be possible, but I wouldn't want to make any bets on it happening.


Why would the factories be unwilling to do another run? Assuming Hasbro doesn't have any issue. I don't know the logistics so I don't know what all would be involved in doing another production run. I suppose the production is scheduled with projects back to back to prevent down time. So to do another production run may have to delay all the other projects scheduled behind it. But then they did get another small run of P/CP, so then I'm not sure.


It is not easy to get the factories to do small runs of toys. Why? Because they are small runs of toys, when they could be doing much larger runs of toys that get them more money. I imagine that's why the Club toys this year were produced much closer to when the BotCon toys were. It's much easier for FP to finagle the factory into doing a block of toys all at once rather than one small run and then later another small run.


I'm starting to see why that would be an issue. Initially, my thinking was that they would just make sure they projects lined up back to back to prevent down time. But your post makes me realize how much time it must take to shut everything down, take off and put away the plates in use, find and install the plates to make the parts trees, and then restart all of the machines and get the workers back into the assembling groove. That could take literally all day to tear down and set up. Assuming there's not more to it and they can do all the set up in a day, that's still a full day they aren't producing something.

But then at the same time, are they paid per piece or per production run? I suppose it would come out the same either way.

Edited by Magick, 03 February 2012 - 12:34 AM.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:49 AM

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand they're all gone.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:23 AM

I keep seeing complaints about the Club needing to wait until payday (which isn't the same for everyone anyway) and I feel the need to point out something: we've known the preorder was coming around this time for a couple of months now - it even got pushed back due to Botcon registration giving a little more time. If one couldn't afford to set aside five bucks a week or whatever since it was announced, how could one suddenly afford to drop 50 to 120 bucks in one fell swoop? It's not like they said on Monday hey everyone, here's this year's toy and you'll have to buy it tomorrow or you'll never get it.
 
 
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#325 Jeremy

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Feb 3 2012, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I keep seeing complaints about the Club needing to wait until payday (which isn't the same for everyone anyway) and I feel the need to point out something: we've known the preorder was coming around this time for a couple of months now - it even got pushed back due to Botcon registration giving a little more time. If one couldn't afford to set aside five bucks a week or whatever since it was announced, how could one suddenly afford to drop 50 to 120 bucks in one fell swoop? It's not like they said on Monday hey everyone, here's this year's toy and you'll have to buy it tomorrow or you'll never get it.


Yep, it's the same pretty much every single time they do anything. It makes me want to choke people just as an unrelated witness, so I'd hate to actually be on the direct receiving end of hearing the complaints about the timing of everything due to people's individual financial situations.

If the toys are just now sold out, even factoring in the credit processing issues that seems like a pretty reasonable amount of time for everyone to get one.
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#326 Otaku

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

Heh, the complaints about not having money until pay day remind me why I am taking Dave Ramsey course on not being an idiot with my finances. I swear, this year Christmas will not sneak up on me!

I am also somewhat disturbed that I originally wrote "PayDay". PayPal apparently has a bigger hold on me than I thought. >.>

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#327 Nanite

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 03:49 PM

I didn't renew my membership this year, but I want to congratulate the club on the sale! That's pretty cool.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:34 PM

QUOTE(Jeremy @ Feb 3 2012, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Feb 3 2012, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I keep seeing complaints about the Club needing to wait until payday (which isn't the same for everyone anyway) and I feel the need to point out something: we've known the preorder was coming around this time for a couple of months now - it even got pushed back due to Botcon registration giving a little more time. If one couldn't afford to set aside five bucks a week or whatever since it was announced, how could one suddenly afford to drop 50 to 120 bucks in one fell swoop? It's not like they said on Monday hey everyone, here's this year's toy and you'll have to buy it tomorrow or you'll never get it.


Yep, it's the same pretty much every single time they do anything. It makes me want to choke people just as an unrelated witness, so I'd hate to actually be on the direct receiving end of hearing the complaints about the timing of everything due to people's individual financial situations.

If the toys are just now sold out, even factoring in the credit processing issues that seems like a pretty reasonable amount of time for everyone to get one.

Honestly, the credit processing snafu is the best thing they've ever had regarding this stuff, since it gave two days direct heads-up. I'd like to see that again next year, like put up the listings, but don't allow orders until a certain date and time a day or two later. Prices in advance at least would help.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:45 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Feb 3 2012, 11:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I keep seeing complaints about the Club needing to wait until payday (which isn't the same for everyone anyway) and I feel the need to point out something: we've known the preorder was coming around this time for a couple of months now - it even got pushed back due to Botcon registration giving a little more time. If one couldn't afford to set aside five bucks a week or whatever since it was announced, how could one suddenly afford to drop 50 to 120 bucks in one fell swoop? It's not like they said on Monday hey everyone, here's this year's toy and you'll have to buy it tomorrow or you'll never get it.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:26 PM

Nope, not aimed at any one in particular just an observation both here and on other boards.
 
 
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:21 AM

Just making sure. In my case I lamented the timing, but didn't complain about what day the club decided to do it, because that's their choice and we have no control over it, and complaining about that doesn't accomplish anything. Setting aside a few bucks here and there is great so long as another expense doesn't suddenly drop out of the sky and wipe it out. In my case, what I was setting aside for a club exclusive ended up going toward a scramble to acquire FE Voyager Prime after the news broke that BBTS would not be filling their pre-orders.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:05 PM

In regard to the club sale for the exclusives this year.

One I'm glad they were able to eb successful with the selling of the items this year. As this shows a good sign that they know what their doing with exclusive characters and hopeful we get to see better exclusives down the line and more stuff from the club.

On the other hand I'm am very upset with how the handle the exclusives release this year. As someone who had and still has the money ready to purchase both figures at a drop of dime from them. The fiasco with the club changing how they recieve payments. Truely messed me up. Since when I found out later on the first day of the toys being avaible to purchase. They had also stop put a stop on the orders and was holding off purchases as they were changing processing companies. Which prevented me from placing my order and two showed the club in a non profession light. That if they were expected to change processing companies or realize of a high risk that their current system couldn't handle it espically on their biggest sale of the year for them. That this should have been done before they did the sale to the general public. Which leaves them in bad llight from my perspective.

Then their was their update e-mail "Transformers Club Exclusives update - PLEASE READ!" This actually threw me off because of how they did the fonts and color words. Normally its always same font same text color Yes I'm at fault for now fulling reading every word espically with the please red. But the e-mail when I saw it. My eyes immediate jump to the big font red words skipping the top lines and reading that part. It made the e-mail sound like for those who were the 20% got their order in. With the new system coming up. Please check your order if you miss putting information in. It won't go throught. Plus with the club e-mails they normal send out an e-mail for each little specific thing. I was honetsly expecting an e-mail from them in the title. The club exclusives are pack in the store.


So just having to go through really hurts my confidence with the club. Even thou I know some peoeple would say this all my fault because I cuss word mess up on reading the e-mail. But I previous have seen club with a negative view point because of their convention handling process. Just having this happen really makes not want to go to their convention and hurts my desire to renew with the club even thou I want the renal figure. Well issaid my peace and hope Botcon Pete see this.
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