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@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".


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Boss Fight Studio's Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Action Figures


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#1 Kalidor

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:45 PM

You guys really need to check this out -- with all the customizers and kit bashers we have here this is a great line for anyone, not to mention the company Boss Fight Studios is put together by a bunch of Hasbro employees and freelancers who've worked on pretty much everything across the board from GI Joe, Transformers (Even Fun Pub) and Star Wars
 
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To paraphrase an interesting man, "We don't always promote Kickstarters, but when we do it's because they are amazing." That's the case with the start up Boss Fight Studios and their modular action figure system Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Virtruvian, as in The Vitruvian Man and H.A.C.K.S which stands for Highly Articulated Character Kit System. Boss Fight Studios themselves are a relatively new start up company but they come with quite the pedigree. Collectively, their works include input and design on some of the brands that we all know and love like Marvel super heroes, Star Wars, GI Joe and of course Transformers.
But what is Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S? According to the Kickstarter video it is a series 4-inch scale figures that will allow collectors to not only experience a wide array of articulation, but as well as the ability to disassemble and reassemble with ease. This allows customizers to both paint and create new figures from the interchangeable parts, while still allowing for sturdy completed figures once put back together.
 
 

Kit - Although Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. action figures come fully assembled in the package, they're designed to be a customizer's dream come true. Want to give your Spartan some custom painted armor or sculpt gauntlets on your Gorgon? No problem! Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. figures are made to disassemble with minimal effort for easy customizing, yet hold together during posing and display.
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The initial theme at launch will be Greek Warriors and Gorgons that will include a initial wave of four figures plus several exclusive, many available only from Kickstarter. Just looking at the painted prototypes it's clear this will be a very well designed and thought out line that won't be limited by what you get in the package thanks to the array of options that will allow you to customize them. Even if you don't customize, these figures do not disappoint.
There are tons more designs, prototypes and pictures on the Kickstarter page so you should really check it out there if you are interested. These guys and gals really have a handle on what makes action figures fun and exciting. You can check out their home page here and click any of the images or this link to check out the Kickstarter and back them. And as always feel free to follow and discuss this project on our forums.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 11:36 PM

I've seen this Kickstarter. Although I don't collect at this scale, so there isn't much in it for me, personally, except the potential for more mythology-based lines.

Edited by Naas, 04 June 2014 - 11:38 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:12 AM

sounds interesting. (Itching to make some Soul calibur characters) 


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#4 Canthros

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:01 AM

Looks neat. I hope the choice of themes appeals more to other people, though.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:13 AM

I'm glad this is taking off and getting funded. I only saw the art before this, but it certainly shows a lot of promise. Very cool stuff, I hope they branch out!



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 10:30 AM

The constellation guys look cool, but exclusives or not, I can't say that I won't regret spending $85 plus shipping on them.

Also, anyone else kinda bugged about the low number of famous named characters so far, at least on the non-Gorgon side? I mean, seems there's just Leonidas and the Perseus constellation.

Edited by Naas, 05 June 2014 - 10:34 AM.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:55 AM

Keeping with original work, I'd be interested to see them branch out into sci-fi (with some more nonhumanoid options).

Maybe even look into getting a few licenses --this level of articulation is exactly what A:tLA deserved but never got.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:03 PM

Well, I'm in for the $45 Bronze warrior level. I might up it to the constellation 2-pack on account of Perseus being my second favorite mythological hero after Diomedes, but we'll see.

 

I normally don't collect anything outside of Transformers anymore, but I want to support these guys. The initial goal offerings aren't super enticing, but I really like the pre-curse Medusa, her sisters, and the underworld Spartan. Given the huge amount of initial support it seems likely it'll reach that level.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:47 PM

Hmmm. I may back for a Medusa, depending on my budget at the start of the month. I concur with Cybersnark that I'd like to see scifi stuff from them.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:57 PM

I'm going to have the opportunity to interview these guys -- is there anything you would want me to ask ?

#11 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:00 PM

I'm going to have the opportunity to interview these guys -- is there anything you would want me to ask ?


Well, there's the obvious "what further plans can you tell us about?" kind of question. And maybe something like "why Greek and not any other mythology?" or "what other mythologies would you like to make action figures for?".

Edited by Naas, 05 June 2014 - 02:01 PM.


#12 Esser-Z

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:02 PM

Definitely ask if they intend to do scifi figures. Make it clear that at least some of your board members would be all over that.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:32 PM

Yeah, that one.  I don't care about Greek figures, but give me some nifty sci-fi stuff and I'll probably give it a second look.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:37 PM

I honestly care more about the potential for more mythology lines simply because other genres already seem better-represented in toys.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:15 PM

Personally, I'd jump in on the Kickstarter if the blank basic figures were offered instead of the mythological themed ones. I'd love a set of both male and female blanks to fiddle with. I do hope this Kickstarter is successful (and last I checked it was nearing its funding goal), as I'd love to see the blanks at real somewhere.
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:31 PM

*Checks the date*

 

I swear these things have been on Kickstarter before. Am I going mad?



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:54 PM

To all the people wondering if other (non-Greek) mythologies would be represented, BFS has teased a wave 2 Half-Orc figure that seems to be tapping into a medieval/D&D vibe.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:10 PM



*Checks the date*

 

I swear these things have been on Kickstarter before. Am I going mad?

 

Yep, totally mad.

 



To all the people wondering if other (non-Greek) mythologies would be represented, BFS has teased a wave 2 Half-Orc figure that seems to be tapping into a medieval/D&D vibe.

 

Aye he will look great on a Bridge Direct Warg.

 

Also the initial funding for these has been passed and nearing $80,000 with 36 days still to go.

 

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Posted from their facebook.

 

 

I am already planing out customs with these new bodies, Xena (and a Calisto) will be pretty easy to do with only the heads being the most work intensive. A bunch of Argonauts along with Jason. You could easily mix these with some Narnia Minotaur, Satyr and Faun figures...


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:47 PM

*Checks the date*

 

I swear these things have been on Kickstarter before. Am I going mad?

Are you thinking of that Kickstarter with mythological heroes from multiple traditions? Had, like, Cú Chullain and Rama? I think? I want to say that was somehow a Xevoz derivative.

 

ETA: that thread that Naas linked, down there ↓


Edited by Canthros, 05 June 2014 - 08:49 PM.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:47 PM

*Checks the date*
 
I swear these things have been on Kickstarter before. Am I going mad?


Are you thinking of this one?