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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  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!


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#101 D.M

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 07:27 PM

Oh, man, a nice scan of that pre-final Springer model cel would be nice! :)

BTW, what's that "Mega" TF DVD and the ones bellow it? Not sure I've ever seen those before.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 04:00 PM

Oh, man, a nice scan of that pre-final Springer model cel would be nice! :)

BTW, what's that "Mega" TF DVD and the ones bellow it? Not sure I've ever seen those before.

 

I'll see how well my scanner handles it but im sure i can sort something out got the car and helicopter modes as well just had robot mode in the light box at the time. Took ages to find some way to display it but in the end ripping the rails off a cheap letter light box did the trick.

 

The mega DVD and the 4 below are dutch releases of Generation 2.The 4 black volumes have episodes 1-12 of season 1 with the final episode and the first 6 i think of season 2 on the mega DVD.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 04:47 PM

Sweet! Thus far no one made high rez scans of the pre-final alt modes. :)

 

 

 

and the first 6 i think of season 2 on the mega DVD.

Broadcast master or Rhino transfer?



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Posted 25 January 2019 - 02:21 PM

The season 2 im talking about is Generation 2 season 2. Broadcast masters wise the original black volume uk releases of season1 have broadcast masters and i think the original audio, need to check again as the box set uses the broadcast video but the rhino audio to have the messed with  5.1.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 06:41 AM

You and I need to have a conversation about our collections.     I think I saw 1 or 2 things that I am missing in your pictures but I'd have to check.    One that I know I haven't seen before is that fat RID 2k15 release.    I'm guessing that's a UK release?     Looks like you have a nice growing collection.     I'm glad to see I'm not the only passionate (some would say insane LOL) video collector.



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:58 PM

You and I need to have a conversation about our collections.     I think I saw 1 or 2 things that I am missing in your pictures but I'd have to check.    One that I know I haven't seen before is that fat RID 2k15 release.    I'm guessing that's a UK release?     Looks like you have a nice growing collection.     I'm glad to see I'm not the only passionate (some would say insane LOL) video collector.

Hey rockman good to see your still around. Yea im mainly focusing on completing my Japanese sets right now, got lucky recently and picked up superlink and micron legend for $40 plus shipping for the 26 dvds, That rid 2k15 set is the season 1 set from Australia, the Aussies are getting the bulk of all the new dvd releases right now with all the seasons of rid 2k15, the first 2 seasons of rescue bots and volume 1 of cyberverse which came out last week all available. Yea it would be cool to chat sometime and talk shop not alot of collectors like us around in the era of netflix.
 



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Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:47 PM

 

You and I need to have a conversation about our collections.     I think I saw 1 or 2 things that I am missing in your pictures but I'd have to check.    One that I know I haven't seen before is that fat RID 2k15 release.    I'm guessing that's a UK release?     Looks like you have a nice growing collection.     I'm glad to see I'm not the only passionate (some would say insane LOL) video collector.

Hey rockman good to see your still around. Yea im mainly focusing on completing my Japanese sets right now, got lucky recently and picked up superlink and micron legend for $40 plus shipping for the 26 dvds, That rid 2k15 set is the season 1 set from Australia, the Aussies are getting the bulk of all the new dvd releases right now with all the seasons of rid 2k15, the first 2 seasons of rescue bots and volume 1 of cyberverse which came out last week all available. Yea it would be cool to chat sometime and talk shop not alot of collectors like us around in the era of netflix.

 

Thanks for the tip on the RID set.    I have been acquiring Aussie videos here and there, although I can't seem to find a guy who's selling TFTM on VHS and willing to ship to the US.    The one guy who has it now on Ebay says he'll only ship within Australia.   Meanwhile, many months later, nobody has bid on his auction LOL.  I'll send you a PM a bit later to see if we can chat a bit at some point.   



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Posted 18 February 2019 - 03:50 PM

like japan there is no definitive listing for all the g1 era tapes from austrailia. From the tapes i have seen it looks like the distributors changed all the time so none of the tapes look similar and the vast majority are sun faded due to the climate so most of the time 2nd hand examples look like crap.

 

i think i have seen that movie tape on sale on and off for several years and if i remember correctly it doesnt look great either. Id love to add more variants to my movie collection but the prices wanted for most of the alternate language versions are astronomical on ebay



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 12:46 PM

Do you guys know how many Japanese picture books feature the model sheets? Or is this one the only one:
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Mainly trying to find out from where this scan of the back view of Metroplex model was sourced from:

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 02:16 PM

Do you guys know how many Japanese picture books feature the model sheets? Or is this one the only one:
Mainly trying to find out from where this scan of the back view of Metroplex model was sourced from:

 

sorry i just had a look in my copy of that book and it isnt in it, both him and trypticon dont have the model sheet art just a piece of takara artwork of the character.


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Posted 24 March 2019 - 06:35 PM

Just updated the blog today with the complete collection of scripts for Transformers Beast Wars to go along with the set of G1 scripts i put up a few months ago. I seem to be on a Beast Wars kick as of late must be the excitement for neo being complete soon :)



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 07:04 PM

Somehow, King Crab doesn't strike the same note of terror. 



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 07:13 PM

Somehow, King Crab doesn't strike the same note of terror. 

They where gonna go with Crab Tank but it sounded too much like something you would put a crab in as a pet.



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Posted 28 March 2019 - 09:11 PM

Threw together a script timeline for Beast Wars from your collection.  Apart from showing how scripting had changed in 10 years, also offers a glimpse of how I'd like at least one of the sheets on my Marvel/Sunbow project to look someday: https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 12:47 PM

Marvel/Sunbow project?



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 05:20 PM

Oops, hadn't realised the link wasn't sharing properly.  Should work now.

 

Marvel/Sunbow project?

 

My production timeline that I started collecting data for nearly a year ago.  Took a decent step forward lately thanks to some out-of-print DVDs I managed to snag cheap off ebay

https://drive.google...BW-Ds7BNaZi16WF


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 11:25 AM

BTW, when it comes to TF model sheets (and probably G.I. Joe as well), the dates are very, VERY unreliable as they often failed to stamp the latest date. This is why you might encounter multiple revisions that have same sets of dates.

 

Example:

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 01:00 PM

I'm not going too deep into model sheets.  Only where there are currently no other reference materials to place an episode in the timeline.  For instance, I wouldn't have need of sheets for the 2nd wave of '85 cast, because we have the script dates for Dinobot Island and those sheets were drawn up months before for the toy and comic adverts anyway.  Similar thing with Rebirth, the '87 cast who debut in that series were drawn up and approved the previous summer for their respective adverts.



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 10:14 AM

Decided recently to give my site a bit of a update and also to switch to a dot com address. All my old links will redirect but you can now visit the site at https://www.TFRaw.com

 

For my first post as a proper site i have added my latest set of 73 Generation 1 model sheets featuring Character and Transformation models and Animation guides. Most are in the ark books but most of the transformation guides where skipped.

 

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 11:08 AM

Just uploaded another 50 model sheets from a pack i got from the same seller. Some cool new ones this time including all the dinobots transformation sequences, model sheets for Mirage and some of the later 85 cars and 2 of the cone heads. check out the gallery here

 

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