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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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#1 Gridlock

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:31 PM

http://www.comicbook...review&id=11442

Totally awesome! :3

#2 Magnusblitz

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:34 PM

Maybe it's just the coloring, but it feels like Milne did a pretty good job of fitting the Roche designs from the first issue (especially Chromedome and Cyclonus on page 4). Only the mouths/teeth really scream Milne to me.

Edited by Magnusblitz, 10 February 2012 - 02:35 PM.


#3 Bass X0

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:39 PM

Yep. A cool scene, reference or joke in almost every panel plus great artwork throughout.

So we have Duobots now. SIROIB!


Would have preferred 'Hell' to have been replaced by 'Slag' though.

Edited by Bass X0, 10 February 2012 - 02:40 PM.

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#4 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE(Gridlock @ Feb 10 2012, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Gosh I love Brainstorm. So self-impresed and impatient and outclassed intelect wise by several other bots on board. He may be this issues Swerve for brief but endearing characterization. And it's spot on to his classic character.

So. "Duobots" I'm gonna assume they're the Autobot equivalents of Duocons. If so, I'm a little bummed their names aren't more in the Duocon style to give us a hint at their alt modes.

Skids as a bad@$$ is really kinda a wierd fit for me. Classic characterization, what very little he had of it, was a rather soft spoken spacey academic anthropologist. Wonder if this will at all play on the Japanese set that makes him and Skreetch interdimensional warriors?


-ZacWilliam, even with a slight disconnect on super-action-hero-Dr.-Whoish Skids this is great stuff. 1984! 1984! CAN NOT WAIT for the full issue. icon-hotrod.gif

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#5 Walky

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:48 PM

Shock and Ore?

Oh.

My.

God.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Feb 10 2012, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would have preferred 'Hell' to have been replaced by 'Slag' though.

What a spastic idea! D:

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:58 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Feb 10 2012, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Shock and Ore?

Oh.

My.

God.

I'm confused, elaborate, please?
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#8 Sprocket

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

"Shock and Awe"?
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#9 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:03 PM

I miss Roche.

But I love this. Skids got more personality in 3 pages than he's had in his entire existence thusfar.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:04 PM

Part of me is glad for this as it shows me a few more members of Team Rodimus, for my shelf rearranging.

Though I do love Brainstorm little bit with Rodimus, and Rung's Praise then fear of Ratchet.

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#11 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:11 PM


By colors I'm assuming that's Hoist doing the... hoisting?


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 10 2012, 03:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I miss Roche.

I don't think I could disagree with that without lying to myself, but Milne's really bringing his A-game this time around.

He could stand to ease up on the detail though: makes the eye wander.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:15 PM

QUOTE(Sprocket @ Feb 10 2012, 12:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 10 2012, 03:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I miss Roche.

I don't think I could disagree with that without lying to myself, but Milne's really bringing his A-game this time around.


Don't get me wrong, the arts great. But I adore Roche's style, and wish he could be the primary artist for, well, everything. icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:17 PM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 10 2012, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I miss Roche.

But I love this. Skids got more personality in 3 pages than he's had in his entire existence thusfar.


Too bad its not Skids' established personality. This new personality could have been attributed to anyone who hasn't been given a personality in fiction or tech specs without any problems from what we've seen so far.

Edited by Bass X0, 10 February 2012 - 03:21 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:21 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 10 2012, 03:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
By colors I'm assuming that's Hoist doing the... hoisting?


-ZacWilliam, have we seen him in IDW before?


In ongoing he left autobase to join Hot Rod... and got captured by Skywatch moments later. Can't remember if he showed up after that.

Edited by Gridlock, 10 February 2012 - 03:23 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:22 PM

I love Skids. Well, I already loved Skids, but I love this Skids. He feels like a cross between Memento and The Doctor after a Regeneration.

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 10 2012, 03:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
By colors I'm assuming that's Hoist doing the... hoisting?

-ZacWilliam, have we seen him in IDW before?


Yes. He, Beachcomber, and Tracks were captured by Skywatch in ongoing #3. He later made some appearances in Revenge of the Decepticons.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

I love Ratchet's quick self-repair.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Feb 10 2012, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 10 2012, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I miss Roche.

But I love this. Skids got more personality in 3 pages than he's had in his entire existence thusfar.


Too bad its not Skids' established personality. This new personality could have been attributed to anyone who hasn't been given a personality in fiction or tech specs without any problems from what we've seen so far.


Except we can't say if this is his usual personality in this universe. We see him startled, confused, and trying to sort things out, for reasons we don't yet know. So he's not likely in his proper state of mind, considering he can't even recall his name at the moment.

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#19 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

QUOTE(Xaaron @ Feb 10 2012, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love Skids. Well, I already loved Skids, but I love this Skids. He feels like a cross between Memento and The Doctor after a Regeneration.


Yes. I had the same vibe. Specifically he reminds me of the regeneration into David Tennant, where he's fairly manic and questioning "what kind of man he is" the whole ep.


-ZacWilliam, half expected a "no second chances" moment. Still if ya gonna capture a vibe, the Tennant Doctor is a great one. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:48 PM

This is the same dude who drew Megatron Origin??? Holy geezus.
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