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@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  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?


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#21 Shenanigans

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:25 PM

Behead those who reject Macross


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

I want to live in a world where I have acsess to both Robotech and Macross

 

All I want if Harmany Gold to let Viz or Funimation to distrubute Macross dubed or subed with out any hassle or interfearance and Harm G can do its own thing

 

I meen really is that to much to ask?


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:09 PM

Didn't ADV redub Macross before it went under?

I'm still upset Macross Frontier never got a proper ahot in the US cuz HG's dicking with the overall license.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

ADV did a dual-audio/subbed release of SDF Macross and a subbed release of Mospeada, both of which were licensed through HG.
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:22 PM

That was 7 years ago and the last good thing HG ever did.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:30 PM

Robotech, and Macross, is a weird thing to me because it seems like something I should be pretty into, but it completely missed me as a kid.

I think I remember them airing it on toonami at some point, but the commercials didn't look very interesting.

 

Although, I also didn't end up getting into Gundam, and I actually gave that a chance.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:21 PM

My biggest beef with Harmony Gold is that the Shadow Chronicles was just boring for me.  I'm down for new Robotech, but I would want some assurances that this new series would be better.


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#28 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:22 PM

I seriously think that Hasbro should have responded to the HG lawsuit by buying the company out and immediately spinning off everything not-Robotech. 

 

Takara-Tomy owns controlling interest in Tatsunoko, and so they could hypothetically act as middlemen in any deal involving Hasbro and Tatsunoko over the rights to the series. And even if Hasbro itself doesn't directly do anything with the franchise, we know that Shout Factory would be all over it. 



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:39 PM

I seriously think that Hasbro should have responded to the HG lawsuit by buying the company out and immediately spinning off everything not-Robotech.


What good would buying them out be if Hasbro never had any plans for whatever they owned? Why would Hasbro even need someone else's IP when they already have a lot planned out for their own?

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#30 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:13 PM

 

I seriously think that Hasbro should have responded to the HG lawsuit by buying the company out and immediately spinning off everything not-Robotech.


What good would buying them out be if Hasbro never had any plans for whatever they owned? Why would Hasbro even need someone else's IP when they already have a lot planned out for their own?

 

Granted, Hasbro buying HG out is more of a pipe dream than anything else. 

 

But at the same time, there's a fair amount of pent-up demand for anything Robotech. They'd be guaranteed eyeballs if they put the cartoon on The Hub (no matter how late at night), collectors would snap up toys in a heartbeat, and Shout Factory would have instant top-sellers if they got the rights to the remaining Macross series. 



#31 2019

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:21 PM

Do you have any basis for saying that?


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:23 PM

Well, this did substantially well.

 

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:35 PM

I gots nothing but love fo the old Palladuim stuff I have bought every one of the Robotech role play books

Great art and great source materal...played one campaing at a con :D


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#34 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:06 AM

Do you have any basis for saying that?

Something I've seen is that Robotech comes up on a reasonably active board:

 

1. People want it out of HG's hands

 

2. People want the remaining Macross titles brought over

 

3. People want more of the merchandise brought over

 

It seems to be a constant of sorts that goes above and beyond this place. 



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 02:01 AM

The problem is, for Hasbro or anyone else to buy out Harmony Gold....

 

The douchecanoes that own the thing have to be willing to sell.

 

 

But yeah, screw these guys. They're not getting a penny out of me.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 02:07 AM

Harmony Gold certainly has got up to a lot of nonsense over the years, and why they would be trying to kickstart Academy when they still have Shadow work to do... sigh.

But Robotech is Robotech. I'd like to see the source material widely available without HG messing anyone around, but I don't have any interest in it. I think Robotech is greater than the sum of its parts. Despite Harmony Gold's efforts in recent years decades!

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 02:09 AM

The only thing Harmony Gold will get from me is a fart in their general direction.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 02:23 AM

Somebody explain this one to me - what's more appealing about Robotech than Macross and Southern Cross as separate series? Especially when Mospeda's out of the picture?


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#39 Sprocket

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 02:25 AM

What, they can't fund it with all the money they get from real estate?


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:14 AM

Somebody explain this one to me - what's more appealing about Robotech than Macross and Southern Cross as separate series? Especially when Mospeda's out of the picture?


Because Robotech was rewritten in the combination to an extent that gives it a unique story and arc and character not shared by the sources. It is a multigenerational epic that by combining and rewriting three series created a developing and changing storyline and universe like few other cartoons have ever even attempted.

More, they, not the source takes, are the characters, universe and stories that many of us grew up loving and that are in many instances quite different from the raw source stories.

-ZacWilliam, I suppose it's like asking a Power Ranger fan why he likes that show and not the Japanese Sentai series it sprang from. One was created from the other but they are not the same thing. It's also why I like Voltron and Go-Bots but am uninterested really in Go-Lion or Machine Robo.

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