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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 Powered Convoy

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:39 PM

From BotCon say to Like it for the Machine Wars are coming. Or something like that.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

https://twitter.com/...067838282272768
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STAY TUNED... If you haven't LIKED Hasbro's TF Facebook page, now would be a REALLY good time https://www.facebook...formers?fref=ts ?


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For my friends... Be warned. The MACHINE WARS are coming!!!



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

It's up! Machine Wars Hoist!

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BotCon 2013 may still be five months away (June 27th-30th in San Diego), but the cover to the current issue of the Transformers Collectors' Club Magazine has your FIRST LOOK at one of the toys from the 5-figure box set available exclusively from BotCon. Check it out the cover featuring HOIST, then visit www.botcon.com for all the latest Transformers convention news and updates!


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

Nice, I like the head sculpt.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

Golly, that head looks A LOT like Electro.

Guess we know about two, then.

Edited by Spark, 31 January 2013 - 03:24 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

Cool pic of creepy Machine Wars Ninja-Hoist.

It doesn't super say MW Hoist (though I see the Homage) to me, but I like the way it looks just for being "different."


-ZacWilliam, the use of that mold makes me want an Electro from them BADLY. Except I'm gonna be pissed to have missed him of course...

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 31 January 2013 - 03:25 PM.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

Sweet, new Hubcap toy, probably.

Or, no, wait. Spark is right. That's the Electro-est head. .... they won't do two yellow guys out of this tooling at the same con.

...dang.

but...

wanted hubcap...

Edited by Walky, 31 January 2013 - 03:27 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:27 PM

NICE. You're definitely right about Electro, Spark. I wonder if they will go for that Triple dip with Hubcap too.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

how ninja

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE(Walky @ Jan 31 2013, 03:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sweet, new Hubcap toy, probably.

Or, no, wait. Spark is right. That's the Electro-est head. .... they won't do two yellow guys out of this tooling at the same con.

...dang.

but...

wanted hubcap...

If they wanted to just blow loads of money on paint, they could cast Electro in black or silver and paint all the paintable parts of him gold, then get away with a Hubcap cast in yellow.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:34 PM

That's pretty cool! The head does make a good Hoist and Electro if the guesses are true.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

Hm. That wouldn't have been my first choice, but I guess it works. The dark red (red-purple?) helps break up the black a bit while still keeping it recognizable. I had immediately assumed that Hubcap would be in the set somewhere, but Electro would make me happier.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jan 31 2013, 03:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Golly, that head looks A LOT like Electro.

Guess we know about two, then.


Now THAT interests me greatly!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Jan 31 2013, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's pretty cool! The head does make a good Hoist and Electro if the guesses are true.

Randy

Hoist's head there looks more like Electro than MW Hoist, so I'm pretty sure I'm right.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

grrrrrrr

Kup is in the absolute middle of my Big Redecoes Flowchart, completely landlocked, and connecting MW Hoist to him opens up the chart to like a dozen more dudes.

...why FP, why...



That's a lotta new dudes.

Edited by Walky, 31 January 2013 - 04:10 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

Hmm...I wonder if at least one of the other Laser Rods will be updated in this set. Hoping for Jolt!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jan 31 2013, 03:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Jan 31 2013, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's pretty cool! The head does make a good Hoist and Electro if the guesses are true.

Randy

Hoist's head there looks more like Electro than MW Hoist, so I'm pretty sure I'm right.

Oh I agree. The only really Hoist-over-Electro like aspect are the circles on his head.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

They'll just hold back Hubcap for the next figure subscription. It'll work out fine!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

I expected Hoist to be all black, but this look still fits the Machine Wars aesthetic perfectly.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

Hmm, the accent color looks a lot more purple than I remember MW Hoist's being (I remember it being more brown) but it could just be the lighting (or photoshop? Are we even sure it's a photo?). That and mold layout - MW Hoist was mostly black with very small amounts of the brown (just the biceps, crotch and hook I think) but I can understand wanting to add more color to break it up.

I actually really hate that head as Hoist, since it doesn't really get his visor/mouth right at all... on the other hand, it does look a lot more like Electro, so if it was done to be shared I can understand.

Overall, not bad, but it misses all my favorite parts about the original MW Hoist so this one won't be selling me on the set.

Edited by Magnusblitz, 31 January 2013 - 03:59 PM.