Transformers and Traffic lights

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  1. rattrap007

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    Why is it I keep getting stuck at red lights, yet when I get a new transformer and want a traffic light for a bit so I can play with it, the light turns green in a matter of seconds?

    Seriously. I go out on a hunt today and got several red lights in a row. I hit Target and find Mirage. I want to play with him at a light.. I keep hitting green. the moment I DO get a red I get green as soon as I pick Mirage up and just start to play with him. This happens the entire trip to the other target (where I find Grimmy).

    Anyone else have this happen to them a lot. This happens almost everytime I get a new transformer.
     
  2. Kupp

    Kupp Ford Fanboy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Signal Lancer is playing with your mind.
     
  3. rattrap007

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    You know I was about to put a bit in my post about this thread has nothing to do with Signal Lancer, but passed...
     
  4. QuantumShock

    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

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    Just...plain coincidence ?

    The traffic lights in my home town are weird too. When I drive slow, the light still green and only turn yellow when I pass by, but when I drive fast the light turns yellow faster than I expected.
     
  5. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Wait, you're supposed to STOP at red lights?:redface2:  :lol 
     
  6. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    The lights here are to damn long. You could play with all your Transformers in NC traffic and be happy because the light will never change..
     
  7. Backscatter

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    This so reminds of an early Marvel Transformers comic in which Bumblebee was politely asking a traffic light to turn green. (Spike had just explained to Bumblebee that he had to stop for red lights). Anyway, congrats on finding Classic Mirage & Grimlock. :D 
     
  8. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Psst, that was Ratchet.
     
  9. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    OOPs, Selective memory I guess. :lol  It should have been Bumblebee. :D 
     
  10. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Oh, no, it happens to me ALL the time.

    And not just with transformers - since I usually don't open em till I get home... but if I've got a sandwich, I usually have to wait till I come to a stop to take a bite (I drive a stick, so I usually need both hands to be ready)... or if I want to change the CD, or something drops on the floor and I need to pick it up...
     
  11. Gaokaiser

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    Simple. Murphy's Law!!!


    Two pages and no one mentioned it. I'm shocked and appauled I tell ya. :lol 

    Thanx
    Transbot90210
     
  13. Infosaur

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    What I want to know is,,, why is it when I drive at the speed limit, I catch red lights on every block, but if I go 10-15 over I can actually get where I'm going in a reasonable amount of time.

    Urban planers, if you time your lights CORRECTLY people won't have to/want to speed. (see 3rd avenue in Manhattan for an example of how this is done)
     
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    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Fairlady_Z Official Voice of Flareup

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    I wait until I get home with my toys to do battle with box tape and the "twist ties of doom." No mere stoplight time would be long enough for me, so I admire your box opening skills. Do you keep a Swiss army knife handy in your car to do the job? I do sometimes read my new TF comics at red lights though.
     
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    thankfully there is a wal mart, and a target a little over a mile away from my house, so I usually just hoof it.
     
  18. rattrap007

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    two pocket knives: one is a pair of scissors/multi tool, the other is just a 2" blade. I use the blade to open MLs. I use a toenail clipper for twist ties. Easy as pie.
     

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