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@  Echowarrior : (26 May 2017 - 09:16 PM)

Thor was a great guy. Same as most of the Asgard. Loki was a jerk, though.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 May 2017 - 07:21 PM)

I think thor was just too smart to NOT call us stupid next to him.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 07:18 PM)

Six of one, half a dozen of the other?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 May 2017 - 07:17 PM)

I always interpreted that scene to mean that asgardians weren't capable of breaking down problems in the same way as humans.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I mean, SG1 was a good show on balance. One of my favourite things was Thor admitting he found humans good to keep around because they so often came up with stupid ideas that nevertheless worked out.

@  Whirl Maximus : (26 May 2017 - 05:59 AM)

Those episodes were 1969 and 2010.

@  Whirl Maximus : (26 May 2017 - 05:59 AM)

Stargate sg1 was loosely based on the movie, it thrived on continuity it was impressive how old situations and solutions would come back in unexpected ways. Continuum had it's villain use the characters own solution in two previous episodes against them.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 05:39 AM)

And yeah, name is based on a part of my surname. Can't remember why I picked it. Lost to memories of the primordial early 2000s.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 05:37 AM)

Like how Abydos in the movie is in another galaxy on the far side of the universe, but Abydos in SG1 is the closest world to Earth (and that was the only reason the gate could still get there) and even getting to other galaxies was impossible with the normal gates.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 05:35 AM)

I was very tired when I said that, but what I meant was a lot of stuff that is in the original Stargate movie is contradicted a lot in Stargate SG1.

@  unluckiness : (26 May 2017 - 05:29 AM)

OBJECTION

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 May 2017 - 12:48 AM)

I remember a fanfic that had Swindle as Lawyer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 May 2017 - 10:08 PM)

No, I am referring to before Beast Wars: Uprising. I swear Swindle was a lawyer in a story before "A Brush With Infamy".

@  Telly : (25 May 2017 - 09:47 PM)

i cant get the link to work for the life of me. just go to the wiki and type "a brush with infamy" in the search box and itll come up

@  Telly : (25 May 2017 - 09:40 PM)

grr. check the post above this one. stupid non working link and i cant delete shouts...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 May 2017 - 09:25 PM)

I swear I've read the story but now I forget which one it is.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 May 2017 - 09:25 PM)

When has G1 Swindle been a lawyer before?

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2017 - 07:20 PM)

All I know about PennPenn is he's so good they named him twice.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 May 2017 - 07:02 PM)

Nope.. Pennpenn is actually a Prinny dood!

@  Foffy : (25 May 2017 - 06:47 PM)

I wonder if Pennpenn is related to Sean Penn.

@  Kalidor : (25 May 2017 - 04:31 PM)

PennPenn - What are you talking about?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2017 - 02:13 PM)

It's the only way for wisconsin to build it's population.

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2017 - 02:04 PM)

Wisconsin law: Whenever two trains meet at an intersection of said tracks, neither shall proceed until the other has.

@  Nevermore : (25 May 2017 - 11:58 AM)

Prequel creep?

@  Pennpenn : (25 May 2017 - 09:47 AM)

The prequel-creep from the original Stargate movie to SG1 is kinda funny.

@  Paladin : (25 May 2017 - 08:12 AM)

clickbaid browser hijacker explains everything?

@  Nevermore : (25 May 2017 - 07:29 AM)

Wow, this explains a lot! http://www.transfo

@  Robowang : (25 May 2017 - 06:50 AM)

There have been links to articles once or twice that I actually wanted to read but were cut off.

@  Robowang : (25 May 2017 - 06:49 AM)

True.

@  unluckiness : (25 May 2017 - 06:45 AM)

eh not missing much

@  Robowang : (25 May 2017 - 06:40 AM)

Stupid Twitter.

@  Robowang : (25 May 2017 - 06:40 AM)

That explains why they are cut off all the time.

@  Robowang : (25 May 2017 - 06:40 AM)

Yuck.

@  Foffy : (24 May 2017 - 11:05 PM)

I mean, a large portion of the status updates are snippets of peoples' twitter accounts...

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 May 2017 - 09:34 PM)

I thought that was the status updates?

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 May 2017 - 09:18 PM)

Wait, I thought Twitter was the P&R shoutbox.

@  Noideaforaname : (24 May 2017 - 06:11 PM)

Nerd talk is infinitely better than P&R talk...

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2017 - 04:30 PM)

Warning: Chatbox subject to spontaneous outbursts of nerd talk

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2017 - 03:50 PM)

Most people should rap their age as a math problem.

@  Foffy : (24 May 2017 - 03:24 PM)

More people should state their age as math problems. I'm nine squared minus sixty-three.

@  Benbot : (24 May 2017 - 03:16 PM)

That's a complicated way of saying you're 20

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 May 2017 - 03:08 PM)

Simpsons movie is ten years old. I'm ten years older.

@  The Doctor Who : (24 May 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Or Facebook

@  Paladin : (24 May 2017 - 02:07 PM)

it's called Tumblr.

@  lastmaximal : (24 May 2017 - 02:04 PM)

Is there a p&r shoutbox?

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2017 - 02:02 PM)

Quote from Facebook (not from me): "Religion is like having a penis. It's all very well and good to be proud of it. Just don't shove it in my face UNLESS I ASK YOU TO!"

@  Rycochet : (24 May 2017 - 11:21 AM)

In an mmmbop they're gone! In an mmm bop they're not there!

@  unluckiness : (24 May 2017 - 08:13 AM)

can't touch this

@  Robowang : (24 May 2017 - 08:09 AM)

It's Skyline time.

@  MEDdMI : (24 May 2017 - 06:28 AM)

It's that time of the month.


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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. >.>

Edited by Otaku, 03 February 2012 - 04:06 PM.

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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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#331 Year Zero

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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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