Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  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.


Photo

BotCon Guests


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
47 replies to this topic

#1 NightViper

NightViper

    Ehhhhh...

  • Retired Staff
  • 40119 posts

Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:47 PM

To no one's surprise (Thanks to David Kaye's Facebook comments), the first BotCon guests have been announced as David Kaye and Garry Chalk!

http://www.botcon.co...12/guests12.cfm

Also... Check out the banner on that page. Armada!

Edited by NightViper, 11 April 2012 - 01:30 PM.


#2 Daggor

Daggor

    Rogue Decepticon

  • Supporter
  • 2202 posts

Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:58 PM

Awesome!!!
Follow me on Twitter, why not? @dopponline

#3 CORVUS

CORVUS

    New dawn rises. Behold the Lord of flies.

  • Supporter
  • 31419 posts

Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:24 PM

YAY!!!!

"Don’t you see? Violence doesn't end violence. It extends it." - The Eleventh Doctor

 


#4 BHFlint

BHFlint

    Bork!

  • Retired Staff
  • 30664 posts

Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:29 PM

This makes it MY 10th anniversary too! 2002 was my first Botcon!

And HELL TO THE YES. David is one of my absolute favorite Botcon guests, but I've missed Garry at every con.

#5 Dessl0ck

Dessl0ck
  • Citizen
  • 672 posts

Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

Speaking of Armada, did Hasbro ever give an answer about the rumors of Armada originally being a continuation of G1? Last I heard it was still "forthcoming".
The Once and Future Leader

#6 Thylacine 2000

Thylacine 2000

    Charismatic Megafauna

  • Citizen
  • 15837 posts

Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:59 PM


Why wasn't there a 10th anniversary of RID? Featuring, oh, say, voice actors who aren't there every other year? We only had Spellos ONCE.

#7 Walky

Walky

    A bigger physique than a gorilla captain

  • Citizen
  • 37728 posts

Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:47 PM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Mar 1 2012, 10:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why wasn't there a 10th anniversary of RID? Featuring, oh, say, voice actors who aren't there every other year? We only had Spellos ONCE.


Because RID is this recycled half-measure thing that was one year long, while Armada outsold it and its continuity lasted half a decade across multiple media?

Okay, that's the mean answer. The real answer is probably "Kaye and Chalk have been consistently popular guests who perform flagship characters from multiple popular franchises, they haven't both been there together for a while, and it just so happens this is an anniversary year from one of those franchises, conveniently."

Edited by Code of Walky, 02 March 2012 - 12:55 PM.


#8 Petes Robot Con

Petes Robot Con

    MunkyTrukk

  • VIP
  • 1578 posts

Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Mar 2 2012, 12:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Mar 1 2012, 10:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why wasn't there a 10th anniversary of RID? Featuring, oh, say, voice actors who aren't there every other year? We only had Spellos ONCE.


Because RID is this recycled half-measure thing that was one year long, while Armada outsold it and its continuity lasted half a decade across multiple media?

Okay, that's the mean answer. The real answer is probably "Kaye and Chalk have been consistently popular guests who perform flagship characters from multiple popular franchises, they haven't both been there together for a while, and it just so happens this is an anniversary year from one of those franchises, conveniently."


Have Garry and David EVER been to the same TF show? In the states?

I'd have to dig through the archives but its Friday, so... yeah.

#9 Walky

Walky

    A bigger physique than a gorilla captain

  • Citizen
  • 37728 posts

Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE(Pete@BotCon @ Mar 2 2012, 04:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have Garry and David EVER been to the same TF show? In the states?


BotCon 1998 and OTFCC 2003.



#10 Daggor

Daggor

    Rogue Decepticon

  • Supporter
  • 2202 posts

Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

Not that it's a bad thing. I dig having Garry and David at the same show.
Follow me on Twitter, why not? @dopponline

#11 Petes Robot Con

Petes Robot Con

    MunkyTrukk

  • VIP
  • 1578 posts

Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:23 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Mar 2 2012, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Pete@BotCon @ Mar 2 2012, 04:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have Garry and David EVER been to the same TF show? In the states?


BotCon 1998 and OTFCC 2003.


1998? Huh. And I was at OTFCC for like 5 minutes...

Well, first time in a decade!

#12 Daggor

Daggor

    Rogue Decepticon

  • Supporter
  • 2202 posts

Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:25 PM

The '98 VA reading was insanely fun. Much like last year's Prime cast reading, or Bee in the City. I'd love to see another large BW cast reading.
Follow me on Twitter, why not? @dopponline

#13 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 60696 posts

Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:49 PM

Dan Gilvezan!
http://www.botcon.co...12/guests12.cfm

I'm really happy he'll be there as I've never met him.


#14 Shadewing

Shadewing

    Evil faces a Black Night

  • Supporter
  • 34512 posts

Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:53 PM

Is it wrong that I now kinda want them to do a script reading of the issue with Spidey Vs Megatron? Though of course it'd be BW Megatron... but that makes it more entertaining.

3DS Friend Code: 0387-9040-3532

 

Twitch Channel

 

Youtube Replays

 

VOTE for what I play on 8/30!

 

Friday: Sonic Generations - Sunday: Transformers WFC - Tuesday: Little Inferno


#15 Daggor

Daggor

    Rogue Decepticon

  • Supporter
  • 2202 posts

Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:34 PM

Dan's a great guest.... as long as he's not in the same room as Scott McNeil!
Follow me on Twitter, why not? @dopponline

#16 CORVUS

CORVUS

    New dawn rises. Behold the Lord of flies.

  • Supporter
  • 31419 posts

Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:11 PM

Why izzat?

"Don’t you see? Violence doesn't end violence. It extends it." - The Eleventh Doctor

 


#17 lonegamer8

lonegamer8

    Handsome afthead, ain't he? *tries not to start fangirling*

  • Retired Staff
  • 9462 posts

Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Mar 8 2012, 11:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dan Gilvezan!
http://www.botcon.co...12/guests12.cfm

I'm really happy he'll be there as I've never met him.

He's sweet, much like Michael (Tracks) and Peter. icon-hotrod.gif

QUOTE(Database @ Mar 8 2012, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it wrong that I now kinda want them to do a script reading of the issue with Spidey Vs Megatron? Though of course it'd be BW Megatron... but that makes it more entertaining.

That has GOT to happen. icon-fire.gif

Edited by lonegamer8, 08 March 2012 - 10:28 PM.


My works! Lemme show you 'em!

Avatar base courtesy of Wombat King <- not at the moment


Allspark's August Reading List 2007 - "Sides"
Allspark's July Fic Challenge 2007 "Red Carpet" winner - "Blue Carpet"
The NEW TFWiki!
Henkei! Henkei! Transformers pack-in comic summaries.
Henkei! Henkei! Transformers monthly manga summaries.

#18 NightViper

NightViper

    Ehhhhh...

  • Retired Staff
  • 40119 posts

Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

Buster Jones is the next guest:

http://www.botcon.co...12/guests12.cfm

#19 D.M

D.M
  • Citizen
  • 2714 posts

Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Apr 4 2012, 12:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Buster Jones is the next guest:

http://www.botcon.co...12/guests12.cfm

EEK! icon-bee.gif

Could someone record his panel and upload it on youtube? icon-hotrod.gif

#20 Daggor

Daggor

    Rogue Decepticon

  • Supporter
  • 2202 posts

Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Mar 8 2012, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why izzat?


Dan is a great guest, great guy, but the Botcon where he and Scott shared the same autograph line, Scott had the line backed up due to hugs and pictures and chatting - they had to move their tables and make two lines as I recall. He also didn't enjoy Scott's "raise the roof" antics during the Q&A - he shot Scott a look and Scott toned it down as a result.
Follow me on Twitter, why not? @dopponline