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@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

So,uh. Seems like Amazon's Prime Day really didn't go well this year.

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 09:55 AM)

It wasn't just blander and more polite bacon like I was expecting

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 July 2018 - 09:51 AM)

Canadian bacon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 09:15 AM)

And the even more important question is: is that ballpit deep enough to conceal a body... what?

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 05:35 AM)

THe more important question is if they have a ball pit

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2018 - 10:18 PM)

How many attendees on average does TFcon get? And how about TFNation?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 06:31 PM)

I stopped reading it.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 July 2018 - 06:04 PM)

If talking about it here is all it takes to get you, why hasn't the oreo thread killed you yet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL. Of your stomach.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 July 2018 - 04:09 PM)

Hey man, how you deal with yo problems is yo bidness.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 04:08 PM)

I did no such thing! I am innocent of the pop tart corruption!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 02:57 PM)

You guys made me buy cinnamon roll Pop Tarts today.

@  Otaku : (16 July 2018 - 02:38 PM)

@D Immortalis Just fill the bag with air first and pop that? XP Oh, and you won't like that I grew up microwaving them more often than actually toasting. ;)

@  Otaku : (16 July 2018 - 02:37 PM)

@MEDdMI Yeah, the even more artificial flavors like S'more are the ones that usually taste good cold. There exceptions... I think it was Sugar Cookie that needed to be toasted...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 02:19 PM)

And.. Amazon is borked.

@  Donocropolis : (16 July 2018 - 05:55 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw - Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered him and P/CP

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 01:41 AM)

Repugnus up

@  Paladin : (15 July 2018 - 07:41 PM)

or add peanut butter.

@  MEDdMI : (15 July 2018 - 07:33 PM)

Nuke them enough in the microwave....?

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 06:43 PM)

if po tarts dont POP then they become a lie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 05:10 PM)

I typically just went for the traditional flavours... I think mostly Rasberry or Strawberry. I'll have to pick up a box next time I'm out

@  MEDdMI : (15 July 2018 - 04:09 PM)

@Otaku I've tried that too with a few of them. I liked the soda flavored ones they had. Too bad they were limited. :(

@  Otaku : (15 July 2018 - 03:48 PM)

@D Immortalis Most Pop-Tarts I like are better eaten frozen... and the only reason I started doing that is because Pop-Tarts commercials told me to try them that way. XD

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 03:03 PM)

woohoo, just got my tickets to see From Ashes To New and Hollywood Undead on the 26th!

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 10:07 AM)

oh wow Jazz has heel spurs.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 July 2018 - 06:32 AM)

That's basically what happened to me. I was on that aisle for completely other reasons, caught sight of them in my peripheral, and then... just couldn't stop thinking about them.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 02:47 AM)

Hungry for pop tarts now - haven't had those in years

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

anyone that doesnt put theit pop tarts in a toaster is a heretic.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

Do they still make the cinnamon-brown sugar ones?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 09:03 PM)

Yup. And?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 08:29 PM)

Aren't Pop Tarts like, totally junk for you by the definition of the word?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Four IS standard... but it's been so long I had forgotten.

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 July 2018 - 07:29 PM)

Bah, wonko, I remember when 4 was STANDARD

@  Paladin : (14 July 2018 - 04:10 PM)

https://twitter.com/NickRoche/status/1018234094310879234 people suck...

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 01:10 PM)

Me: opening a box of pop tarts. "Oh my god! There's FOUR in here?!?! Score!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 10:22 AM)

Well, some people are into shopping, anyway.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 10:22 AM)

Taiwanese Costco also has lots of things that shoppers would want!

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2018 - 10:18 AM)

The Taiwan Costco I visited once was nice but I have to question why our guide thought it'd be a good place to bring tourists.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 09:40 AM)

Lower prices, lower taxes, bigger selection... yeah, I can see that happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 09:14 AM)

Didn't a Washington Costco make the news a couple years ago for being sheerly flooded with customers from British Columbia?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 July 2018 - 01:25 AM)

That's cool. There's a Sam's Club in Niagara Falls, where I tend to cross the border, but I've never been in. I'm a Costco member, but not Sam's Club; and unfortunately Costco makes sure there aren't any locations in the US too near the Canadian border

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 07:02 PM)

Nope, not the battle damaged version. He got it from his cousin, whose family has a camping ground in... I wanna say new york state, but I'm probably wrong. Just across the border anyway.

@  Nevermore : (13 July 2018 - 06:36 PM)

Sam's Club exclusive was the battle damaged version, right?


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:51 PM

http://www.bigbadtoy... 02 REVISION 03

 

Expected to arrive in June.  $28 for Roadbuster alone; $58 for Roadbuster and Sky Byte together; $90 for a case of two Roadbusters, a Sky Byte, and a Springer.

 

Man, Roadbuster and Sky Byte are pretty!  At those prices, though, I think I'll wait for them to hit HTS or (ha!) retail.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:03 PM

Roadbuster's growing on me. It's not what I wanted, but I can't say no to an Autobot toy that has that many guns.

Guns and shoulder cannons should never be an either/or proposition.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:20 PM

I'm looking forward to Sky Byte. I hate the original toy. Terrible transformation. Don't care much for Roadbuster.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:08 PM


Ordered.

I'm not super-thrilled with Roadbuster's head in pics and his legs are just a tad scrawny, but I love the original from childhood and need Whirl's classic partner.

Skybite's back looks like it remains just a bit kibble-ish but it's still a big improvement on the original's memorable but fairly terrible jumble of panels toy.

I'm not thrilled by BBTS's price but in this day and age, with Movie stuff ready to clog all shelf space, all Generations stuff is Must Preorder. And if I'm lucky enough to find it cheaper first, I'll cancel.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:43 PM

Yeesh, those prices. With BotCon on the horizon, I'm in no situation to be preordering stuff at those prices.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:04 PM

There's no option for Sky-Byte on his own? :(

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:07 PM

Yeah Sky-Byte alone would have me go "CLICK! ORDERED!". But I don't really want Roadbuster. Not that I hate the toy or the character, just not my cup o' tea.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:10 PM

Isn't this the third time a Beast Generations figure winds up shortpacked? 


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:29 PM

I went ahead and preordered Roadbuster only.  Even though he's not really what I'd envisioned, he's a cool looking update of the figure.  I'm hoping that there will be a 3rd party add-on for him later down the road that will include a new head and even more weapons.  I don't mind Sky Byte, but I've never liked him enough to warrant purchasing any more versions of him beyond RID.  


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:15 PM

Isn't this the third time a Beast Generations figure winds up shortpacked? 

Waspinator and Rattrap are equal to the rest of their casemates and Rhinox was actually 2 to a case with one Double Dealer and one Sandstorm.

 

So this seems to be the first time.

 

Edit: Unless you mean Kickback too. Who was shortpacked. But then we'd also have to include Grimlock who was three to a case of four.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:59 PM

Got word of this via e-mail. Preordered Sky-Byte and Roadbuster.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:37 PM

I ordered Roadbuster.  I ain't afraid of no road.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:38 PM

Nice to see a thread about this.  I was going to start one too.  Also Rattrap and Tankor are up for preorder too.  Why is Springer being shipped with Roadbuster and Sky Byte?  I figured they would have a figure from the previous wave and not a few waves back.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:31 AM

 

Isn't this the third time a Beast Generations figure winds up shortpacked? 

Waspinator and Rattrap are equal to the rest of their casemates and Rhinox was actually 2 to a case with one Double Dealer and one Sandstorm.

 

So this seems to be the first time.

 

Edit: Unless you mean Kickback too. Who was shortpacked. But then we'd also have to include Grimlock who was three to a case of four.

 

 

FoC Kickback?  ... not a Beast Generations figure.

 

I don't know if I would get this new Roadbuster if taken by himself, but since I got the new Whirl, I might as well.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:44 AM

 

 

Isn't this the third time a Beast Generations figure winds up shortpacked? 

Waspinator and Rattrap are equal to the rest of their casemates and Rhinox was actually 2 to a case with one Double Dealer and one Sandstorm.

 

So this seems to be the first time.

 

Edit: Unless you mean Kickback too. Who was shortpacked. But then we'd also have to include Grimlock who was three to a case of four.

 

 

FoC Kickback?  ... not a Beast Generations figure.

 

I don't know if I would get this new Roadbuster if taken by himself, but since I got the new Whirl, I might as well.

 

Yeah, I didn't think he really fit either. But he does transform into an animal, which by the broad definition of this franchise makes him a Beast. Either way, Sky Byte here is the first Generations Animal figure since the start of the IDW tie ins that is shortpacked.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:32 PM

Not sure why some are complaining about the price: Hasbro officially upped the Voyager MSRP to $24.99 (assuming Walmart doesn't get greedy like they did last year and go a few bucks over), so I don't see the $4 premium on the set a huge deal (what with SkyByte being a one per case).

 

But more importantly, I think I'll wait until Brainstorm's wave, which will probably have both as carryovers and maybe even at a lower price for the set of three since everyone will be "over" roadbuster and skybyte by that point.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:11 PM

Not sure why some are complaining about the price: Hasbro officially upped the Voyager MSRP to $24.99 (assuming Walmart doesn't get greedy like they did last year and go a few bucks over), so I don't see the $4 premium on the set a huge deal (what with SkyByte being a one per case).


Is that already in effect? Because if so, then HTS hasn't gotten the memo, as they're still charging $20 even for Whirl, Rhinox and Doubledealer.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:06 AM

Kinda want to wait to see if Roadbuster is getting repainted into someone else before committing to buying him. Maybe he and Whirl will be Strika and Obsidian.


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 05:57 PM

Kinda want to wait to see if Roadbuster is getting repainted into someone else before committing to buying him. Maybe he and Whirl will be Strika and Obsidian.

I.... I don't hate that idea...


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 05:58 PM

With Sandstorm-level retooling on Whirl to allow the tilt rotors of course.


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