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@  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?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.


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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.

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 01 April 2013 - 07:05 PM.


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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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#1828 G.B.Blackrock

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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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