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@  Arazyr : (23 October 2017 - 01:19 PM)

Cool. Could you share the name and/or link? I'm wondering if I could use one...

@  Nevermore : (23 October 2017 - 12:44 PM)

Good news: Watchmaker tool arrived, I've been able to safely remove the pin, rotate the misassembled piece and reinsert the pin.

@  Paladin : (22 October 2017 - 06:22 PM)

i watched his latest Netflix special. hilarious & heartbreaking at teh same time...

@  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?


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#41 Might Gaine

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

How was the US able to get them for $20 if Takara has to sell them for $70? It just seems so disproportionate.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:11 PM

It's probably another "We're making a limited run, so we're jacking up the price" thing like a couple of the United Deluxes.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:30 PM

If Takara is trying to save money/increase profitability charging 3x retail for the PCCs is pretty much the stupidest thing imaginable.

They would've had more success just handing out the money on the street they spent.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 18 2012, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Gunrage @ Apr 18 2012, 09:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I MUST SEE MORE OF THAT UNICRON.

I AGREE! icon-fire.gif

THIS!

I'm actually aghast that everyone is babbling about the PCC's and largely ignoring the new Unicron figure!

The PCC's are the same toys everyone lambasted for years, but slap a new paint job on them and they're suddenly gold? Wow, too bad Hasbro didn't just do that in the first place!



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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Apr 18 2012, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How was the US able to get them for $20 if Takara has to sell them for $70? It just seems so disproportionate.
Takara isn't selling them for that, importers are. Importing always carries a premium.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE(Rosicrucian @ Apr 18 2012, 06:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Apr 18 2012, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How was the US able to get them for $20 if Takara has to sell them for $70? It just seems so disproportionate.
Takara isn't selling them for that, importers are. Importing always carries a premium.

I'm not sure where you go that from, given that the sources for the price of these products is a solicitation from Takara and a retail listing on Amazon.co.jp.

The retail price is 6090 yen = $75.
Amazon's discounted price is 5098 yen = $63.

So roughly $70.

Edited by Might Gaine, 18 April 2012 - 05:52 PM.

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#47 Rosicrucian

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

Ah, I was thinking we were talking about the prices up on BBTS. My mistake.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Apr 18 2012, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 18 2012, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Gunrage @ Apr 18 2012, 09:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I MUST SEE MORE OF THAT UNICRON.

I AGREE! icon-fire.gif

THIS!

I'm actually aghast that everyone is babbling about the PCC's and largely ignoring the new Unicron figure!

The PCC's are the same toys everyone lambasted for years, but slap a new paint job on them and they're suddenly gold? Wow, too bad Hasbro didn't just do that in the first place!


I'm not sure what thread you're reading, but this one is hardly universal praise for the PCCs. And I'd assume people are talking more about the PCCs because we have amazon pages with nice high resolution photos of them, and only a teeny tiny little picture of a grey prototype Unicron.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE(shellspark @ Apr 18 2012, 07:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Apr 18 2012, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 18 2012, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Gunrage @ Apr 18 2012, 09:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I MUST SEE MORE OF THAT UNICRON.

I AGREE! icon-fire.gif

THIS!

I'm actually aghast that everyone is babbling about the PCC's and largely ignoring the new Unicron figure!

The PCC's are the same toys everyone lambasted for years, but slap a new paint job on them and they're suddenly gold? Wow, too bad Hasbro didn't just do that in the first place!


I'm not sure what thread you're reading, but this one is hardly universal praise for the PCCs. And I'd assume people are talking more about the PCCs because we have amazon pages with nice high resolution photos of them, and only a teeny tiny little picture of a grey prototype Unicron.

I don't even think that's a prototype.
It looks like a computer model.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

He's gonna be papercraft, isn't he? icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

Ugh ill just toss the pcc guys on my list and forget about them.....unicron looks like poo.....megs looks very nice...

#52 Might Gaine

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

Unicron combining with Optimus Prime is awesome and random, and might make him worth picking up if he's Japan-only.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

Speaking of Prototypes; are we not gonna talk about the Jet Vehicon prototype shown? Cause that looks pretty cool to me. Though, the Jet mode, looks sorta like a car with wings.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:41 PM

QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Apr 18 2012, 06:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The PCC's are the same toys everyone lambasted for years, but slap a new paint job on them and they're suddenly gold? Wow, too bad Hasbro didn't just do that in the first place!

They did. It was called "wave 3" and pretty much put a pin in the whole thing. icon-waspy.gif

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But is Unicron a rock? I want a Unicron rock lord!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:08 PM

QUOTE(Phlis @ Apr 18 2012, 09:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking of Prototypes; are we not gonna talk about the Jet Vehicon prototype shown? Cause that looks pretty cool to me. Though, the Jet mode, looks sorta like a car with wings.


I'll have an opinion on him and Unicron once we see them not tiny and grainy.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

hmm a more play-friendly... not the cybertron Deluxe...smaller Unicron. I'm in.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

QUOTE(Phlis @ Apr 18 2012, 07:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking of Prototypes; are we not gonna talk about the Jet Vehicon prototype shown? Cause that looks pretty cool to me. Though, the Jet mode, looks sorta like a car with wings.

Well, aren't they basically cars with wings in the cartoon?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:56 PM

U...UMICROM!! icon-bee.gif icon-silverbolt.gif

I'm not Antifa, I'm not violent. But try to look at it from my perspective for 5 seconds. I see 1 side who wants my hugging blood. Literally. And I see another standing in opposition of them, clearly willing to take any stance they need to to stop them. Then I see a bunch of people hemming and hawing and wringing their hands about the whole thing.

 

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:45 AM

I'm not really interested in Unicron's pointless waste of engineering to combine with another toy.

Let's hope it can stand on its own.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:51 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 18 2012, 10:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Phlis @ Apr 18 2012, 09:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking of Prototypes; are we not gonna talk about the Jet Vehicon prototype shown? Cause that looks pretty cool to me. Though, the Jet mode, looks sorta like a car with wings.


I'll have an opinion on him and Unicron once we see them not tiny and grainy.

Walky, you know that's not how this works.

We have a microscopic sliver of information and a lousy image, and that's all we need to determine that something is the worst thing ever.


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