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@  unluckiness : (28 May 2017 - 07:47 AM)

I'm kinda glad. A couple tie-in stories aside, Secret Invasion was a mess.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2017 - 07:23 AM)

Almost makes you wonder if some of the aborted Micronauts relaunch concept didn't slip in...

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 May 2017 - 07:20 AM)

Titan Masters could quite easily have been Transformers: Secret invasion, the return of the Mini-cons/Stentarians but noooooo, it had to be whatever the pit it is.

@  Pennpenn : (28 May 2017 - 02:59 AM)

Fairly sure I used too much flour. Oh well.

@  Pennpenn : (28 May 2017 - 02:24 AM)

Scones in the oven.

@  Pennpenn : (28 May 2017 - 01:54 AM)

Considering whether it's worth the effort to make scones

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 May 2017 - 07:36 PM)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gundam-Breaker-3-BREAK-EDITION-English-PS4-Game-GOTY-Physical-Version-/142395861602?hash=item2127746a62:g:kb0AAOSw8lpZKS31

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 May 2017 - 07:36 PM)

TMM, free shipping

@  unluckiness : (27 May 2017 - 07:33 PM)

Even if it's just 4 bucks, people shouldn't be patronizing obvious scams.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 May 2017 - 05:37 PM)

What's the shipping price?

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 May 2017 - 05:18 PM)

Yeah, but it's cheaper than all the Hong Kong sellers running at $65+

@  2017 : (27 May 2017 - 05:07 PM)

It sounds like a scam.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 May 2017 - 04:32 PM)

I know, RIGHT?!

@  wonko the sane? : (27 May 2017 - 04:23 PM)

Part of me is screaming "no", and part of me says "It's just four bucks, hit it and hope for the best".

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 May 2017 - 04:09 PM)

Hmmm,...do I take the chance on a copy of Gundam Breaker 3 Break Edition for $4 from a China seller with zero feedback?

@  unluckiness : (27 May 2017 - 11:19 AM)

and collect cobwebs

@  Rycochet : (27 May 2017 - 11:06 AM)

Aside from getting stuck in bathtubs and getting eaten by family pets.

@  Bass X0 : (27 May 2017 - 10:10 AM)

Spider-Man toys don't do whatever a spider can either...

@  Pennpenn : (27 May 2017 - 04:38 AM)

Grax is only invisible when no one is looking at them. No idea what's wrong with your Xort.

@  Whirl Maximus : (27 May 2017 - 04:16 AM)

Titan Masters is filled with false advertising, Grax doesn't make any figure invisible and Xort doesn't do anything with gravity. Maybe they'll be in the Transformer toys of tomorrow which will be actual robots with AI.

@  Waspinator : (27 May 2017 - 02:19 AM)

So you can bite his shiny metal ass?

@  unluckiness : (27 May 2017 - 02:12 AM)

Any particular reason TLK Voyager Optimus has his ass painted silver?

@  Noideaforaname : (26 May 2017 - 09:58 PM)

Loki makes life interesting. "I HAVE A PLAN FOR GETTING BACK THOR'S HAMMER!! HE'LL NEED TO WEAR THIS WEDDING DRESS!"

@  Echowarrior : (26 May 2017 - 09:16 PM)

Thor was a great guy. Same as most of the Asgard. Loki was a jerk, though.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 May 2017 - 07:21 PM)

I think thor was just too smart to NOT call us stupid next to him.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 07:18 PM)

Six of one, half a dozen of the other?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 May 2017 - 07:17 PM)

I always interpreted that scene to mean that asgardians weren't capable of breaking down problems in the same way as humans.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I mean, SG1 was a good show on balance. One of my favourite things was Thor admitting he found humans good to keep around because they so often came up with stupid ideas that nevertheless worked out.

@  Whirl Maximus : (26 May 2017 - 05:59 AM)

Those episodes were 1969 and 2010.

@  Whirl Maximus : (26 May 2017 - 05:59 AM)

Stargate sg1 was loosely based on the movie, it thrived on continuity it was impressive how old situations and solutions would come back in unexpected ways. Continuum had it's villain use the characters own solution in two previous episodes against them.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 05:39 AM)

And yeah, name is based on a part of my surname. Can't remember why I picked it. Lost to memories of the primordial early 2000s.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 05:37 AM)

Like how Abydos in the movie is in another galaxy on the far side of the universe, but Abydos in SG1 is the closest world to Earth (and that was the only reason the gate could still get there) and even getting to other galaxies was impossible with the normal gates.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 05:35 AM)

I was very tired when I said that, but what I meant was a lot of stuff that is in the original Stargate movie is contradicted a lot in Stargate SG1.

@  unluckiness : (26 May 2017 - 05:29 AM)

OBJECTION

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 May 2017 - 12:48 AM)

I remember a fanfic that had Swindle as Lawyer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 May 2017 - 10:08 PM)

No, I am referring to before Beast Wars: Uprising. I swear Swindle was a lawyer in a story before "A Brush With Infamy".

@  Telly : (25 May 2017 - 09:47 PM)

i cant get the link to work for the life of me. just go to the wiki and type "a brush with infamy" in the search box and itll come up

@  Telly : (25 May 2017 - 09:40 PM)

grr. check the post above this one. stupid non working link and i cant delete shouts...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 May 2017 - 09:25 PM)

I swear I've read the story but now I forget which one it is.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 May 2017 - 09:25 PM)

When has G1 Swindle been a lawyer before?

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2017 - 07:20 PM)

All I know about PennPenn is he's so good they named him twice.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 May 2017 - 07:02 PM)

Nope.. Pennpenn is actually a Prinny dood!

@  Foffy : (25 May 2017 - 06:47 PM)

I wonder if Pennpenn is related to Sean Penn.

@  Kalidor : (25 May 2017 - 04:31 PM)

PennPenn - What are you talking about?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2017 - 02:13 PM)

It's the only way for wisconsin to build it's population.

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2017 - 02:04 PM)

Wisconsin law: Whenever two trains meet at an intersection of said tracks, neither shall proceed until the other has.

@  Nevermore : (25 May 2017 - 11:58 AM)

Prequel creep?

@  Pennpenn : (25 May 2017 - 09:47 AM)

The prequel-creep from the original Stargate movie to SG1 is kinda funny.

@  Paladin : (25 May 2017 - 08:12 AM)

clickbaid browser hijacker explains everything?

@  Nevermore : (25 May 2017 - 07:29 AM)

Wow, this explains a lot! http://www.transfo


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#1821 Fnu Aw

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

Some of us need way more than two hours to decide whether to buy something or not.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:04 PM

QUOTE(Jeremy @ Apr 1 2013, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know about your recent experiences, and enforcement might vary from person to person, but I was under the impression that they DON'T let you check your figures when you're checking in.

Not talking about the box set. I'm talking about stuff you buy at the club store. They discourage checking there, too, but it still happens, and they haven't been able to stop it.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:43 PM

It would be difficult to enforce. Having been to my share of Botcons I can say that while great people are in abundance they're in equal numbers to those with no social graces whatsoever. Although it would be hilarious to have two people dragging off every fanboy who won't move along.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:42 PM

QUOTE(Wheelimus @ Apr 1 2013, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It would be difficult to enforce. Having been to my share of Botcons I can say that while great people are in abundance they're in equal numbers to those with no social graces whatsoever. Although it would be hilarious to have two people dragging off every fanboy who won't move along.

Well, that reality was why I was trying to figure out some way of accommodating the "need," while still moving the lines along. Simply making a rule obviously won't cut it.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:15 PM

QUOTE(Jeremy @ Apr 1 2013, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know about your recent experiences, and enforcement might vary from person to person, but I was under the impression that they DON'T let you check your figures when you're checking in. I think last year, I started to just quickly open my box set to be sure everything was there, and I got kind of shooed away. You definitely don't have people taking the toys out and transforming them or anything. The best thing is to take your figures back to the room, take time to check them over, and then you can trade for better parts at the service desk or whatever you want to call it at some point during the weekend. The guys there have always been very accommodating.

So yeah, not really sure if that complaint holds up.

In the years I've been I've always been encouraged to check out my boxed set before walking away. I barely do because I feel bad about holding up the line.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:31 PM

QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Apr 1 2013, 02:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Apr 1 2013, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The souvenirs are on display, listed in the comic, drawn in the comic, photographed in ads set out for everyone to see, part of a video playing on a mobile TV stand, and listed on the sales form. People know what they are before they get to the sales table.

I'm not disagreeing that there are ways to see the souvenirs and make a decision in the two hours between picking up a badge and getting to the front of a line (though you don't get to linger on or look closely at anything except the comic). I'm just saying that none of them are as useful as a nice clear photo on the internet a couple of days before the convention.



I just wish they would set it up so you could pre-order the damn souvenirs along with the box set. I know I will want them, so why not speed everything up by picking them up when I get my box set. It wouldn't really take that much more time, and then the club store line would be ridiculously shorter for the people who want to go buy the other stuff. And the staff could all get back to the rooms and get to bed sooner too. It's just the endless inefficiency that drives me crazy. It's like they want the lines to be horrible, because that lets them know that they are doing a good job or something.

Last year pissed me off the most, because the stupid headband for Soundwave could not be bought in the "souvenir only" line. So the store line was bananas. Ugh.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:57 AM

The sound wave headband thing was stupid for a lot of reasons.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:09 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 1 2013, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeremy @ Apr 1 2013, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know about your recent experiences, and enforcement might vary from person to person, but I was under the impression that they DON'T let you check your figures when you're checking in. I think last year, I started to just quickly open my box set to be sure everything was there, and I got kind of shooed away. You definitely don't have people taking the toys out and transforming them or anything. The best thing is to take your figures back to the room, take time to check them over, and then you can trade for better parts at the service desk or whatever you want to call it at some point during the weekend. The guys there have always been very accommodating.

So yeah, not really sure if that complaint holds up.

In the years I've been I've always been encouraged to check out my boxed set before walking away. I barely do because I feel bad about holding up the line.

Encouraged by who? Brian and Pete have a spiel they go through before the line starts moving (at least both years I've been recently) where they people NOT to do that in line, but to do so before the end of the convention and come back later if there are any issues.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:12 AM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Apr 2 2013, 10:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 1 2013, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeremy @ Apr 1 2013, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know about your recent experiences, and enforcement might vary from person to person, but I was under the impression that they DON'T let you check your figures when you're checking in. I think last year, I started to just quickly open my box set to be sure everything was there, and I got kind of shooed away. You definitely don't have people taking the toys out and transforming them or anything. The best thing is to take your figures back to the room, take time to check them over, and then you can trade for better parts at the service desk or whatever you want to call it at some point during the weekend. The guys there have always been very accommodating.

So yeah, not really sure if that complaint holds up.

In the years I've been I've always been encouraged to check out my boxed set before walking away. I barely do because I feel bad about holding up the line.

Encouraged by who? Brian and Pete have a spiel they go through before the line starts moving (at least both years I've been recently) where they people NOT to do that in line, but to do so before the end of the convention and come back later if there are any issues.

Cheets was at 1 of the last 4 IIRC, so he's probably thinking back when they encouraged that rather than the last few where they want you to look them over later and come back during the weekend for any replacements.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Apr 2 2013, 10:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Apr 2 2013, 10:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 1 2013, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeremy @ Apr 1 2013, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know about your recent experiences, and enforcement might vary from person to person, but I was under the impression that they DON'T let you check your figures when you're checking in. I think last year, I started to just quickly open my box set to be sure everything was there, and I got kind of shooed away. You definitely don't have people taking the toys out and transforming them or anything. The best thing is to take your figures back to the room, take time to check them over, and then you can trade for better parts at the service desk or whatever you want to call it at some point during the weekend. The guys there have always been very accommodating.

So yeah, not really sure if that complaint holds up.

In the years I've been I've always been encouraged to check out my boxed set before walking away. I barely do because I feel bad about holding up the line.

Encouraged by who? Brian and Pete have a spiel they go through before the line starts moving (at least both years I've been recently) where they people NOT to do that in line, but to do so before the end of the convention and come back later if there are any issues.

Cheets was at 1 of the last 4 IIRC, so he's probably thinking back when they encouraged that rather than the last few where they want you to look them over later and come back during the weekend for any replacements.

Randy

At 2011 the person signing off the paperwork and handing me the box encouraged me to open it and check it out. I did so very briefly.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:57 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 2 2013, 08:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Apr 2 2013, 10:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 1 2013, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeremy @ Apr 1 2013, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know about your recent experiences, and enforcement might vary from person to person, but I was under the impression that they DON'T let you check your figures when you're checking in. I think last year, I started to just quickly open my box set to be sure everything was there, and I got kind of shooed away. You definitely don't have people taking the toys out and transforming them or anything. The best thing is to take your figures back to the room, take time to check them over, and then you can trade for better parts at the service desk or whatever you want to call it at some point during the weekend. The guys there have always been very accommodating.

So yeah, not really sure if that complaint holds up.

In the years I've been I've always been encouraged to check out my boxed set before walking away. I barely do because I feel bad about holding up the line.

Encouraged by who? Brian and Pete have a spiel they go through before the line starts moving (at least both years I've been recently) where they people NOT to do that in line, but to do so before the end of the convention and come back later if there are any issues.

Cheets was at 1 of the last 4 IIRC, so he's probably thinking back when they encouraged that rather than the last few where they want you to look them over later and come back during the weekend for any replacements.

Randy

At 2011 the person signing off the paperwork and handing me the box encouraged me to open it and check it out. I did so very briefly.

That actually WAS one of the ones I was at, and indeed I know the "spiel" was done that year because it was the same speech at which AMTC was officially announced. That said, I've ALWAYS thought the people at the actual sign-in desks fail to comprehend that there's a HUGE line behind each person they're so nicely talking to....

That said, as I was saying earlier, I wasn't really talking about the box set originally, but rather the souvenirs at the club store. I don't think we're going to have a lot of success (and if so, at what cost?) in trying to get the nice people to stop being nice to the folks they're working with....

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

In my experience, the regulation and exclusive pick-up line had friendly and polite customer service. While that's great in a grocery store, at the scale Botcon operates on it just meant slower lines and was more detrimental to the convention experience.
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