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@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 October 2019 - 11:44 AM)

It's a submarine, we swear!

@  Otaku : (07 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

@Bass X0 Letting myself comment to say "That's a good one!" and ask "Would a megalodon be a good fit for Megatron?"

@  Benbot : (07 October 2019 - 07:59 AM)

Ohhh good one

@  Bass X0 : (07 October 2019 - 07:39 AM)

I now want a Decepticon shark called Megalotron.

@  TriBlurr : (06 October 2019 - 05:47 PM)

Gives them time to screw up the color of his hands. :p


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#641 Axaday

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 05:29 PM

Ceratosaurus has osteoderms, though. There's nothing ontologically preventing an animal from having osteoderms and feathers both, but it feels like cheating at the very least.


Yet crocodilians and birds are closer to each other than just about anything else. (besides the obvious crocodilians and other crocodilians or birds and other birds)

 
Especially when the crocodile is actually eating a bird.

Edited by Axaday, 22 June 2017 - 03:16 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:01 AM

Mirrored the image from Facebook, but someone went to the trouble of making a nice map of the scale impressions known for T. rex tyrannosaurs.

 

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Edited by Copper Bezel, 15 June 2017 - 06:11 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:06 PM

Mark Witton weighs in on tyrannosaur skin.

Mark Witton, if you don't know of him, is a professional paleoartist who takes his research as seriously as any paleontologist, and this case is no exception. He's written a long and detailed blog post that essentially covers every possible aspect of these tyrannosaur discoveries and the ensuing discussions.

 

His verdict: the fuzz is out. There are still some unknowns, but in terms of the most likely reconstruction to draw from the known evidence, tyrannosaurs had entirely scaly skin. But click through for the details.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 17 June 2017 - 08:06 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:45 AM

Well damn, that's a really convincing read. Looks like fully-grown Tyrannosaurs are once again more likely to have been largely void of feathers. I am intrigued by the idea that a feather covering is something that they may have had as juveniles and grew out of once they reached a size where it was no longer useful, though.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:12 PM

I am intrigued by the idea that a feather covering is something that they may have had as juveniles and grew out of once they reached a size where it was no longer useful, though.

That's been what I've thinking for years, although in the past few years I grew really fond of feathered rexes.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:36 PM

Maybe trexes were covered in blood all the time and scales are easier to clean.

Edited by NICK TYRANNO, 21 June 2017 - 12:39 PM.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:02 PM

That'd apply mostly to the faces I think, which were known to be free of fluff IIRC.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 07:51 PM

So with the Beasts of the Mezozoic Kickstarter raptors on their way out of the factory soon, David's next project seems to be coming along nicely.

 

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 08:04 PM


I kinda don't want to know the price those are gonna come in at.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 08:16 PM

Goddamn that's beautiful.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:31 AM

I know on Facebook he said there's going to be a rather large Triceratops in the new line as well. My wallet weeps in terror.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 01:42 PM

I forgot all about those.  It's really tempting to buy one, but which one!!



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:05 PM

Are there gonna be any protoceratops? They'd make for a nice little pack of two or three.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:46 PM

Oh gosh how awesome would a psittacosaurus be. = o


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 22 April 2019 - 04:36 PM

Mark Witton weighs in on tyrannosaur skin.

Mark Witton, if you don't know of him, is a professional paleoartist who takes his research as seriously as any paleontologist, and this case is no exception. He's written a long and detailed blog post that essentially covers every possible aspect of these tyrannosaur discoveries and the ensuing discussions.

 

His verdict: the fuzz is out. There are still some unknowns, but in terms of the most likely reconstruction to draw from the known evidence, tyrannosaurs had entirely scaly skin. But click through for the details.

 

Heh.

 


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 08:30 AM

Winged dinosaurs!

The first of these dinosaurs, given the adorable moniker Yi qi, was described by paleontologist Xing Xu and colleagues in 2015. While the small dinosaur had a coating of fuzz, its wings were primarily made up of a membrane stretched between the fingers and body. The dinosaur’s wings were more like those of bats, which wouldn’t evolve for more than 100 million years, or like the leathery wings of contemporary flying reptiles called pterosaurs.

Yi was unlike any dinosaur ever found—until now. Chinese Academy of Sciences paleontologist Min Wang and colleagues have just named a second bat-like dinosaur related to Yi in the journal Nature: Ambopteryx longibrachium.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:01 PM

Well damn. Now all of our Swoop jokes will be less funny.


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 02:07 AM

This week, palaeontologists at the Angeac-Charente site in southwestern France unearthed a two-metre-long sauropod femur from the Jurassic period. The species to which it belonged probably weighed 40 to 50 metric tonnes.

 

https://www.aljazeer...6174524231.html


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 09:06 AM

Oh my, a chonk. Not too many huge sauropods in Europe, so this is kinda exciting!


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 12:41 PM

Goddamnit internet.

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