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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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Rumor: United Reflector and Hardhead on the way?


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#1 Meister79

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:03 AM

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I just received this list of solicitations and United Refelctor and Hardhead are listed as upcoming toys in the United line.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:11 AM

Guessing the retools of Perceptor and Hardhead.


Gremrock????

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

United running alongside Generations? I remain skeptical.

Still, if it means Japanese fans can finally get a Black Shadow...for more than it would cost to get a fellow fan to buy one at Marshall's and ship it there, but still.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Nov 2 2012, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guessing the retools of Perceptor and Hardhead.


You mean Warpath I assume. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

I imagine in this case United = Takara's Generations.

Note that there are separate listings for Arms Micron Shockwave and "United Shockwave".

If true I'm excited that someone is finally doing these.

This also makes me think that the wave after the Wreckers from Hasbro may include them since Takara's Generations has been mirroring Hasbro's minus the handling of Shockwave (though that may change if United Shockwave is any indication).

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

Also looks like Thundertron is getting a release in Arms Micron as well as the Deluxe Optimus again.

I do wonder if Reflector & Hardhead might be TransformersAsia.com only releases like the Seeker set or no?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

United Swindle at a voyager price point is pretty random. Also, wonder what "Preview Optimus Prime Re-Do" at the deluxe price point is?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

Huh. Interesting if true

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Nov 2 2012, 10:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This also makes me think that the wave after the Wreckers from Hasbro may include them since Takara's Generations has been mirroring Hasbro's minus the handling of Shockwave (though that may change if United Shockwave is any indication).


Fingers crossed for this. I'm not eager to own Warpath as Hardhead - I'm satisfied with the Wal-Mart exclusive repaint of Onslaught from years ago - but Perceptor as Reflector? I'm all over that.
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#10 TriBlurr

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Nov 2 2012, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Nov 2 2012, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guessing the retools of Perceptor and Hardhead.


You mean Warpath I assume. icon-hotrod.gif


Doh! icon-wildride.gif

#11 lastmaximal

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

Got my eye on those United guys... and that Dark Energon Leader Megs.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Nov 2 2012, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
United Swindle at a voyager price point is pretty random.


He's listed at the same price as the other Deluxes, isn't he? He, Starscream, Reflector, and Hardhead are 109, while the Voyager stuff like Cylas Breakdown are 149.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

QUOTE(Walky @ Nov 2 2012, 11:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Nov 2 2012, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
United Swindle at a voyager price point is pretty random.


He's listed at the same price as the other Deluxes, isn't he? He, Starscream, Reflector, and Hardhead are 109, while the Voyager stuff like Cylas Breakdown are 149.

Other than Grimlock (Gremlock) that is.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

QUOTE(Walky @ Nov 2 2012, 11:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Nov 2 2012, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
United Swindle at a voyager price point is pretty random.


He's listed at the same price as the other Deluxes, isn't he? He, Starscream, Reflector, and Hardhead are 109, while the Voyager stuff like Cylas Breakdown are 149.


Yup. And United Deluxes aren't to be confused with Arms Micron Deluxes:

United Deluxes 109
Arms Micron Deluxes 74

Of course that makes the 109-priced "Gremrock" very interesting.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

S'probably just another redeco of the Classics mold. If they can do others a billion times, why not him.

UPDATE:

Okay, I just realized this could be Universe Dinobot as BW Grimlock, and I may have just soiled my pants.

Edited by Walky, 02 November 2012 - 10:46 AM.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

Buying three Reflectors at $10-15 wasn't bad, but buying three at ~$40 is going to hurt. But it must be done.

Edited by Spectre, 02 November 2012 - 10:45 AM.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

Hm. The filling out of the back-end of Prime is... interesting to say the least.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

QUOTE(Walky @ Nov 2 2012, 01:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
S'probably just another redeco of the Classics mold. If they can do others a billion times, why not him.

UPDATE:

Okay, I just realized this could be Universe Dinobot as BW Grimlock, and I may have just soiled my pants.



That.....hadn't even occured to me. ......and there goes my pants. Thanks Walky! icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

QUOTE(Spectre @ Nov 2 2012, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Buying three Reflectors at $10-15 wasn't bad, but buying three at ~$40 is going to hurt. But it must be done.


I'm really OK with Reflector being one guy if he's an update and a half track.

QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Nov 2 2012, 12:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Walky @ Nov 2 2012, 01:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
S'probably just another redeco of the Classics mold. If they can do others a billion times, why not him.

UPDATE:

Okay, I just realized this could be Universe Dinobot as BW Grimlock, and I may have just soiled my pants.



That.....hadn't even occured to me. ......and there goes my pants. Thanks Walky! icon-waspy.gif

Don't count on it guys.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

That would be worth the price just for the hilarity.