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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?


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#54501 tec

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:59 PM

Siege Mirage got!! he is ok...the spoiler is to far forward and needs to be back a bit to hide the fake chest also another knock on him


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 11:25 AM

so yep, I called it... Soundblaster at my walmart before Soundwave. LOL

 

I got Bluestreak instead 



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 12:49 PM

Good choice


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:05 PM

Saw the exclusives at another Walmart. The cel-shading effect works better on Prime than on Megatron, but I don't feel any great need for either of them.

Also saw a returned Studio Series Drift copter without the inner packaging tray, just rattling around in the box. And a Siege Springer half-transformed and awkwardly jammed back into the package. It's that time of year again.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:44 PM

Also saw a returned Studio Series Drift copter without the inner packaging tray, just rattling around in the box. And a Siege Springer half-transformed and awkwardly jammed back into the package. It's that time of year again.

This may be part of the reason why Walmart is so reluctant to stock Transformers, all the selfish manchildren exploiting the return policy for free shit has tricked Walmart into thinking that most people just end up returning Transformers products and eat into their profit margins.



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:46 PM

literally both examples tmm gave have the toy in the package

 

but aside do you really think walmart corporate gives a shit about any of this or if they're even aware?

 

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:57 PM

Are they not examples of people buying the toys and returning broken, unrelated toys in the packaging? Not that anyone is going to buy a toy that was opened and broken even if they're in the correct packaging.



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 02:14 PM

no.. both of them are examples of the toy being returned in its own box without anything missing other than a plastic tray.

 

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 02:17 PM

reading comprehension is hard i know


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 02:29 PM

maybe we need to ask Kal to make the standard font size bigger



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 02:30 PM

Even if the toys are in the correct packaging, I don't think anyone's going to buy a toy that was clearly opened and played with, so it's still a net loss for the store.



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 02:34 PM

I almost red is as Gen Springer being jammed into a box as well thinking a toy swap myself to be fair so lets ease off a tad shall we?


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 02:35 PM

They were both the correct toy in the package. The Drift was marked down, but I wasn't sure if it was complete (and don't really want the toy anyway). Springer had the tray, he was just kinda awkwardly jammed into it.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 02:41 PM

I read "No tray" and "Awkwardly jammed into the tray" to mean they were different toys that weren't supposed to go in those trays.



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 03:14 PM

I almost red is as Gen Springer being jammed into a box as well thinking a toy swap myself to be fair so lets ease off a tad shall we?

Anyone who turned in a Gens Springer for a Siege one, I'd just feel bad for them. Whatever kid picked that up later was ripping them off. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 08 November 2019 - 03:52 PM

The only toy swap I've ever encountered was that Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus that had parts from the Takara version swapped onto it. It looked factory sealed too. Just bizarre.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:21 PM

I once saw a blue block of wood in a Cybertron Mudflap box.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:28 PM

I wish I had taken a pic at the time. It was a literal block of wood in the box. I think it was at Kmart? I wonder if the return people even noticed, or didn't say anything to avoid angering the person returning it.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:34 PM

Even if the store noticed, they'd just write it off as damaged merchandise and toss it. They don't care.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:38 PM

I love how the wood was blue, makes it sound like the scammer was an idiot who actually tried to pass it off as the toy in a really stupid way.






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