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@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:26 PM)

I was promoted last December, so this past year is my first with the company where I've been able to get whatever vacation I wanted. Instead of competing with 100 other people, there's now only 1 (out of 3 others who share my job) that's been in the building longer than me, and so has first dibs at weeks. It's pretty easy to work it out between ourselves before we give in our requests, though

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:24 PM)

But there's also departments to consider, since we have a varieity of types of machines and not everyone is qualified to run everything. Altogether, there are a lot of ways you can get screwed

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:21 PM)

So a few of the same rules, a few different ones. For regular employees, requests need to be in by January 15th. If they are, those are doled out based on seniority. You're only guaranteed 2 weeks in "prime time" (basically June, July, August). Anything submitted after January 15th is given out first come, first served based on availability

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 January 2021 - 02:39 PM)

So who said "Jumanji!"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 January 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I knew a woman at Target who was forced to use up her vacation time before she could qualify for maternity leave. Then they denied the leave because she technically hadn't been at work for two weeks beforehand.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Also, if you become sick during your vacation and you turn in a doctor's sick note, it means that you don't lose your vacation days, because according to the law, vacation is intended for recreation, not for recovery from sickness or injury.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:00 AM)

Another priority is "vacation request for the next year turned in before the deadline". Like, you missed the deadline, you have to make do with what's left.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 03:59 AM)

No, they prioritize vacation during school holidays for employees with school-age children. Also, only three of the six weeks during the summer holidays per employee so a larger number of employees can get their requests fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

like, not company-wide, obviously, but by facility

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

That's actually not bad at all for such a large company. Do they prioritize vacation by seniority?


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#58081 Caldwin

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 04:39 PM

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This just came from e-bay today. I'm so excited to finally have this beauty.
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Posted 10 July 2020 - 04:51 PM

His hips swing out a bit to make him less leggy.



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Posted 10 July 2020 - 04:53 PM

Nice! The paint's a bit worn but that just means you can play with it and not worry about being the guy that ruined it. Loose toys are so much more fun that way.


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 06:41 PM

His hips swing out a bit to make him less leggy.

Thanks for the tip. It also help with the stability while standing.


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 07:29 PM

Congrats! G1 Grimlock is a fun toy. I still remember how excited I was to find mine at a flea market 25 years ago!

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 08:34 PM

I still need to get Fans Hobby Athena.

 

Luckily she's only just come out so I think so far only reviewers and people in like China or whatever have her.


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Posted 11 July 2020 - 07:41 PM

I'm waiting for my bbts email so I can go buy a burner visa 



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Posted 11 July 2020 - 08:27 PM

I'm waiting for BBTS to get Sky Lynx in again. Hell, if they get Snapdragon and Runamuck in at the same time, I'll be more or less done with TFs for the year.



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Posted 11 July 2020 - 09:10 PM

"More or less"

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 09:43 PM

my stores still have prenetflix Siege stuff hanging around, I might have to order anything past wave1 of er on the internet 



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Posted 12 July 2020 - 07:04 AM

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Arcee couldn't decide whether to go backpacking or yoga so split the difference. 


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 07:55 AM

You know, for all its non-transforminf shellformery faults, it still turns out better than MP Arcee. Yes yes, its still mecha cute girl robot, but i like it. Wish it was better, but its ok.


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 08:12 AM

Yeah, that's some lazy "transformation" engineering, but lets be honest. I may transform these things maybe a few times the first day and then they stay on the shelf to look pretty. So as long as it looks pretty in robot mode, I'm okay. At least I have one G1 Arcee that has a decent transformation. I'm okay if the next one is mostly just good for eyecandy.
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Posted 12 July 2020 - 08:52 AM

I honestly don't see anything that the Earthrise offers as an improvement on the T30. The T30 has a flawless alt mode that folds into a huge but tidy backpack that at least has the shoulder pods and deploys a perfectly decent and well articulated Barbie. The Earthrise version has a clumsier robot mode and has to remove part of the car to turn into it, the backpack is just as big, and there's nothing in particular to recommend the Barbie it comes attached to over the T30 one. 

 

It's honestly a strange case, because Earthrise isn't really adding any new gimmick or anything either, so it doesn't even have the usual "but it's compatible with [thing]" going for it. It's just a worse take on the same dull thing.


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 12 July 2020 - 08:56 AM

TBH after watching the two Fans Hobby Athena vids on YouTube, it kinda sucks that you have to remove her roof to transform her but I'm not too bothered since I already knew that the roof was removable and I honestly think the figure looks better in robot mode without the roof backpack breaking up her silhouette.

 

What is ever so slightly more disappointing is that she has hugging stickers, I mean some of them are just optional detail stickers like I'm not gonna be losing out if I don't apply the few stickers meant to add some *pop* in the vehicle mode cockpit but why the hug are the goddamn red crosses stickers.

 

I mean is Fans Hobby afraid that the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is gonna bring the hammer down? I don't think it really makes a difference if they're on stickers and not tampoed onto the toy.

 

Ah whatever, when I say these things make me slightly disappointed I mean it's like 1/1000th of a nanogram of disappointment because it's still a goddamn Minerva.


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 09:00 AM

About the only extra the ER one offers is using standard 5mm pegs for weapons instead of T30's rectangular hand holes that only she uses. Maybe one could count taking off the vehicle shell to get a cleaner robot and/or a display stand.



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Posted 12 July 2020 - 09:08 AM

ER Arcee has ANKEL TILTS tho.


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:16 AM

As much as i might get ER Arcee, her flaws are really kinda tempting me to hunt down either the Takara lg version of T30, or that Platinum boxset with the shiny paint. Which is admittedly ludicrous when you consider the price.

 

ah well.

 

Now to start saving in hopes that these proposed Studio Series Dinibots are awesome. Even though i just finished hunting down the POTP Dinobots.

 

sigh

 

Really hoping if Rodimus and Galvatron happen, they'll be awesome.


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:24 AM

One thing I like about Earthrise is how the Autobot line-up consists of Grapple, Hoist, and Wheeljack, the 3 guys who built most of the Autobots' gadgets and gizmos.






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