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@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:26 PM)

I was promoted last December, so this past year is my first with the company where I've been able to get whatever vacation I wanted. Instead of competing with 100 other people, there's now only 1 (out of 3 others who share my job) that's been in the building longer than me, and so has first dibs at weeks. It's pretty easy to work it out between ourselves before we give in our requests, though

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:24 PM)

But there's also departments to consider, since we have a varieity of types of machines and not everyone is qualified to run everything. Altogether, there are a lot of ways you can get screwed

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:21 PM)

So a few of the same rules, a few different ones. For regular employees, requests need to be in by January 15th. If they are, those are doled out based on seniority. You're only guaranteed 2 weeks in "prime time" (basically June, July, August). Anything submitted after January 15th is given out first come, first served based on availability

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 January 2021 - 02:39 PM)

So who said "Jumanji!"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 January 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I knew a woman at Target who was forced to use up her vacation time before she could qualify for maternity leave. Then they denied the leave because she technically hadn't been at work for two weeks beforehand.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Also, if you become sick during your vacation and you turn in a doctor's sick note, it means that you don't lose your vacation days, because according to the law, vacation is intended for recreation, not for recovery from sickness or injury.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:00 AM)

Another priority is "vacation request for the next year turned in before the deadline". Like, you missed the deadline, you have to make do with what's left.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 03:59 AM)

No, they prioritize vacation during school holidays for employees with school-age children. Also, only three of the six weeks during the summer holidays per employee so a larger number of employees can get their requests fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

like, not company-wide, obviously, but by facility

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

That's actually not bad at all for such a large company. Do they prioritize vacation by seniority?

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:11 PM)

In my nine years with Amazon, only one of my vacation requests (not counting requests for single days) has ever been denied (with an alternate option offered for a mere week later). It might have helped that I have always tended to plan my vacation against the grain.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:06 PM)

We also have a legally guaranteed minimum of at least 24 vacation days per year, and the law mandates that the vacation should be granted in one stretch "unless urgent reasons on behalf of the company or the individual employee make it necessary to split up the vacation". The most common valid "urgent reason on behalf of the company" would be "multiple employees have requested their vacation days for the same period, so the employer has to organize everyone's vacation grants equally".

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 December 2020 - 02:50 PM)

Most places run with the bare minimum amount of staff they think they can get away with. So if one key person is out, they're in trouble. Hence, they don't like letting people take vacations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (31 December 2020 - 10:35 AM)

Here in the US... you're honestly likely to get fired for taking vacation.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 05:31 AM)

Here in Germany, employers are usually very eager to remind you to take all your vacation days.


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#1 Whirl

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:36 PM

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Well, other than the sight gags, I'm cautiously optimistic. Although I think sight gags like that would work better in a more cartoony series like Teen Titans, the fact that Man of Action and Paul Dini are on board for this series makes me sorta happy. Man of Action do pretty good ten hero dramedies (Generator Rex, for example) and Paul Dini's got a track record like his buddy Bruce Timm, who proved he still can make a good series with Green Lantern.

I mean, hey - it can't be as much of a letdown as Young Justice is for Weisman... Right?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:07 PM

The CG environments look a little distracting. I mean, no 90s Spider-Man levels of distracting, but not good.

I'll give it a chance; the team-up gimmick has me interested. Like this could prove to be Marvel's "Brave and the Bold", if done right.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:10 PM

I'll give it a shot I suppose.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:21 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Mar 5 2012, 07:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll give it a chance; the team-up gimmick has me interested. Like this could prove to be Marvel's "Brave and the Bold", if done right.


That's kinda what I am hoping for.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:54 PM

I chuckled at how hilariously over the top that was.

I'll check it out.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:35 PM

No matter how good this show is, it will forever live in the shadow of Spectacular and its early demise.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:42 PM

I don't even really like spider man as a character, but I'm with the general consensus that no matter how good this show is, it'll never be as good as spectacular

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:34 PM

Eh, Could be alright but Ultimate isn't Spectacular .

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:34 PM

Holy crap, Chi McBride as Nick Fury is some great casting right there.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

So waaaiiit... Spectacular had cartoony looking characters but they didn't do cartoony antics... this has realistic looking characters and they do cartoony antics...



I do love how expressive Spider-Man looks though.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:03 AM

Wasn't there already an Ultimate Spiderman toon? Oh, wait, sorry... that was "Unlimited".

Yeah, I HATE it how all the intelligent and well-written cartoons of late have been cancelled. TFA, Spectacular Spiderman, Wolverine and the X-Men... I really, really hope Thundercats and Young Justice escapes this fate. I am sure Green Lantern will, since CGI shows tend to get more episodes by default due to production costs (hence, TF Prime's 26 episodes).

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:57 AM

So the teen heroes Ultimate Spidey's going to be teamed up with are White Tigress (Aya Ayala), Iron Fist, Nova and... Power Man?

The other three could work, but I can't really see Luke Cage working as a teen hero. He's too... Samuel L. Jackson-y.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE(Spin Out @ Mar 7 2012, 02:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So the teen heroes Ultimate Spidey's going to be teamed up with are White Tigress (Aya Ayala), Iron Fist, Nova and... Power Man?

The other three could work, but I can't really see Luke Cage working as a teen hero. He's too... Samuel L. Jackson-y.


It's a bit odd, because there IS a new teenage Power Man character named Victor Alvarez in the comics at the minute. Popular speculation has it that the cartoon version was developed first, and the Marvel wanted to incorporate him without heavily reworking Cage, so Victor was created.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

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Yeah, I HATE it how all the intelligent and well-written cartoons of late have been cancelled. TFA, Spectacular Spiderman, Wolverine and the X-Men...

None of which were canceled due to the quality of the show and instead because of corporate changes.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:20 PM

I'll give it a shot. Spider-Man's voice grates on my nerves something fierce, though. Not sure why.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Mar 7 2012, 06:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wasn't there already an Ultimate Spiderman toon? Oh, wait, sorry... that was "Unlimited".

Yeah, I HATE it how all the intelligent and well-written cartoons of late have been cancelled. TFA, Spectacular Spiderman, Wolverine and the X-Men... I really, really hope Thundercats and Young Justice escapes this fate. I am sure Green Lantern will, since CGI shows tend to get more episodes by default due to production costs (hence, TF Prime's 26 episodes).

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that'll escape such a fate by virtue of A) Being the linchpin of DC Nation, and thus Cartoon Network's new baby, and B) not being well-written in regards to The Light story arc, the characterization and the subplots icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:49 AM

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QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Mar 7 2012, 07:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Yeah, I HATE it how all the intelligent and well-written cartoons of late have been cancelled. TFA, Spectacular Spiderman, Wolverine and the X-Men...


None of which were canceled due to the quality of the show and instead because of corporate changes.


It does make me wonder about who makes these so-called corporate changes, though.

"Boss, this show actually makes kids THINK, and explore the morality of important issues! Cancel it quick before they get to voting age!" icon-fire.gif

Well, my dad would say it's another conspiracy by the lizard-people from the dark side of the moon, but that's just silly. I know there is only a crashed Autobot ship on that side of the moon. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

Corporate changes as in:

Hasbro starting their own channel and wanting to have a Transformers show as it's flagship. T:FA was 3 seasons old, and had rights tied up with Cartoon Network. So, it was kind of disqualified from the flagship of the Hub role.

Similarly, Spectacular Spider-Man was a rights mess, having gotten caught up in the end of Kids WB/CW and eventually getting dumped onto Cartoon Network. But it was still a Marvel show made by/with Warner Bros, and with Disney now owning Marvel, in large part to put programming on Disney XD (Their "teen boys" channel), it too got the chop. (CN's long held plans to have more DC stuff likely explains their shabby treatment of SSM as well).

WatXM is a bit different. It had a long problem getting placed on American TV anyway, but it was concidered to be part of the same universe as Avengers:EMH (at least when EMH was being made early on). It, in theory could have continued (as Iron Man: Armored Adventures did) or moved to XD, but for whatever reason, they decided they finished the story.(Maybe execs at Disney didn't like it, there's some conspiracy theories that Marvel as a company works to tank the X-Men property because Fox has the movie rights). As there's now a comic with the WatXM name, they at least want the trademark kept. Maybe they want to go in another direction with the X-Men, should Avengers get third season

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:44 AM

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So it looks like Ultimate Spider-Man is gonna be channeling Teen Titans with the little super deformed anime sequences punctuating for "comedy".

Keep the originality coming, House of Ideas.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:59 AM

Hm, not bad. Seems like they're more "imagine spots" rather than actual "The characters just went into SD for the hell of it" spots.

I mean, I love Teen Titans, but that was silly even then. This makes a liiiiittle bit more sense. If this show is what it seems - namely, Young Justice with Marvel characters - and it doesn't suck like Young Justice does, I'll be happy.

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