The UK Toy Discussion

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Boardwise, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Convoy

    Convoy Well-Known Member

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    He looks great already! Way more IDW Prowl. Is that what you're going for?
     
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  2. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    Had my assessment today, low to moderate depression and anxiety is the diagnosis, on the waiting list for high intensity CBT, I reckon that if I can fully combat the anxiety, I should be able to avoid the depression.

    Hound needs the soldering iron out tomorrow evening I think, once I’ve actually got him fully disassembled I can sort the rub points and prep for painting at the weekend hopefully
     
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  3. Omnius

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    I had CBT earlier in the year, it really helped me. Still not quite there yet, but making progress. Keeping fingers crossed it goes okay for you!
     
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  4. Loosecannon

    Loosecannon Cos I know I'm right...

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    You are not alone in this. Mine is fully paid up but no shipping notice. Must be taking a while to get them out.
     
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  5. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    Thanks bud, and the same to you, you’re a good bloke and it’s good to hear you’re getting there
     
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    Underlord Frontier Psychiatrist.

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  7. Prescient

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    Chaps, my replacement studio Megatron arrived from amazon today. First one had already been opened and the knee pads were lose in box. This one was badly double taped and rear panel loose in box, the knee pads on the second one don't match.

    This is Amazon stock so something isn't right.
     
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  8. Toadimus Prime

    Toadimus Prime I am Alpharius.

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    I've been doing some CBT stuff of late. It's quite useful, and can help quite a bit. It works best for the depression/anxiety side of things so hopefully it'll be good for you.

    While I personally don't get on with the mindfullness stuff, it may worth having a look at that too. There's an app called Headspace that does a lot of guided meditation stuff that people find quite useful - it can be quite good for anxiety.

    Good luck with it all. :) 
     
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  9. Convoy

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    'Tough lady bots for the win'
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    The Beast Hunters Sword really looks good on Slash
     
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  10. Convoy

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    Awesome work @Rotorstorm Its really brave to start the journey you're on.

    I tried CBT for the first time this year and found it really helpful. Especially to understand my anxiety and depression. I used to think they were the same thing but now I can really tell the difference. I didn't do so well with keeping it up though and found myself struggling again, especially at work. So I've recently started anti-depressants and quit my job (tomorrow's my last day!). Hopefully with a break I can learn to manage it all better, put some of that CBT into everyday practice.

    @Toadimus Prime I might try that app, sounds cool.
     
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    incapable hulk I am the Liquor

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    I like where this is going.
     
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  12. Max Tower

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    15% off toys on ebay UK with code presents for anyone that is interested.

    Oh and random question has anyone ever had any problems with a pre-paid visa or mastercard taking a rediculously long time to show up ?
     
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  13. ToaArcan

    ToaArcan Needs more Brainstorm

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    Errrrgghhh

    Gotta love money troubles!

    So after the saga of a few months back where a former employer decided to not pay me and I had to chase them for it, they found another way to screw me over.

    Apparently when they finally did pay me, they must've just put me back on their system or something and then proceeded to forget to take me off. The result of this was that I got paid for a full month of work that I just didn't do, which I then had to immediately give back.

    Well, unfortunately, Universal Credit picked that up as a wage, and decided to not give me my payment for October, so now I'm basically broke for the next two weeks.
     
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    Good luck on the last day - sometimes a change of job is what it takes to be in a better place. Though talking thought habits obviously is very worth doing too!
     
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    Pretty sure under those circumstances you should be able to claim an emergency payment? Apologies if they've changed the hoops you have to jump through again and you can't, that is some bollocks by your former employer though, what twats!
     
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  16. Prescient

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    They do, my recent sky one took 3 weeks once I was able to claim it. My BT one from the previous yr took the same. Normally it's in 28days

    Was yours a free gift one, did you claim it as it's not usually auto sent through?
     
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  17. tikgnat

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    Citizens advice bro.

    That is entirely bullshit though.
     
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    @Toadimus Prime, @Rotorstorm & @Convoy,
    Glad the CBT has been of some use to you all so far.

    My own experience with it was limited as I was only able to have 4 or 5 sessions before it ended due to a lack of funding but it did seem like it was more progressive in terms of treating depression and anxiety as things that can be managed as the old school approach was basically "Give the patient as many tablets as possible so they're so out of it they can't be a danger to anyone and then forget about them."

    Going through official channels proved to be a frustrating waste of time for me as anything positive never lasted long enough to really be useful but I hope it's better for you guys.

    I think there is a better understanding of depression and anxiety within the system now as opposed to when I was first diagnosed in the late 90's but not all the old school types have been weeded out and the ever present threat of services being cut due to lack of funding won't be going away any time soon either so it can be a bit of a minefield but as I've found over the past year or so the official route isn't the only route to managing this stuff...although they'll tell you otherwise.
     
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  19. Prescient

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  20. MissingSea

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    Good luck to all those having trouble at the moment, I can certainly understand some aspects having had the occasional bout of depression and stress related anxiety. A lot of that was down to my previous job, and touch wood have been pretty much ok since starting my new job. A lot of blokes do have a habit of internalising their worries, and I'm no different especially since my wife already has enough to worry about with my Step-Daughter and her ongoing trials with epilepsy.
     
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