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@  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?

@  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.

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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 07:31 AM

Saves me from doing them.





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Edited by Powered Convoy, 28 October 2014 - 05:19 PM.


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 04:14 PM

Okay, I think any and all issues people had with MP Bumble's face were those pertaining specifically to his frowny face, cuz that smiley face of his looks pretty good.


And, hello, Vehicon symbols on Tankor's shoulders! :)

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 05:49 PM

I just don't get the spare tire. G1 Bee didn't have one, does it do anything? Or is it just an extra piece of plastic?

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 06:12 PM

It's a real-altmode way of representing the similar circle on the back of his show model.
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Posted 26 October 2014 - 06:47 PM

Whoever pointed out that Bee's helmet looks way more like Unicron than like Bumblebee, thanks. I can no longer see anything else.


At least it distracts me from his awful Takaraface.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:23 AM

Whoever pointed out that Bee's helmet looks way more like Unicron than like Bumblebee, thanks. I can no longer see anything else.


At least it distracts me from his awful Takaraface.


Now we know his repaint!

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:14 AM

Whoever pointed out that Bee's helmet looks way more like Unicron than like Bumblebee, thanks. I can no longer see anything else.


At least it distracts me from his awful Takaraface.

Not my photo (it's ambitron from TFW2005), but the face looks accurate to me.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:44 AM

The face is fairly cartoon accurate, it just has a strange fleshy, gooey pinch to it that makes it look a little weird.


The helmet shape is "wrong" though. That curve on the sides comes down a bit too far, which is what gives it its Unicron look.

Edited by NightViper, 27 October 2014 - 07:44 AM.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:49 AM

I see what you mean NightViper, the angle turn on the lower part of his head should sit up a little higher than it does.  However, I don't have a big problem with it.  I still look at that head and think of Bumblebee.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:51 AM

Obviously this just confirms that Bumblebee is the son of Unicron, and his domination of store shelves is an evil, demony plot against humanity...

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 11:04 AM

Wait until you see the gaping Unicron maw sculpted around the peg-hole under his removable face.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 11:30 AM

And the nose is off. I bet it'd look 50% more accurate if the nose was 50% shorter.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 03:42 PM

So you're saying if his nose is reduced to zero length, it would be 100% accurate? :p

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 03:59 PM

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 04:54 PM

His head is off proportionally in quite a few ways.  As mentioned, the horizontal edge on the sides of the helmet have been pulled down too low, the "chin" panel on the bottom is slightly too wide, and the eyes probably needed to be just slightly bigger.  I'm not sure about the nose exactly, since some of that appears to be lighting.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:57 PM

Everything about Bumblebee makes me think it was made in 2005 or 2006, then locked in a vault and only released now.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 02:20 AM

I thought the cancelled Alternators Bee didn't quite look like this.



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Posted 28 October 2014 - 03:05 AM

Keep in mind that this isn't quite what Bumblebee's head looks like - PoweredConvoy's picture shows the real story.  The head is too wide at the bottom and not rounded enough, and then they topped it off by rounding horns that already didn't have enough angle.  Voila - instant terrible head.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 11:26 AM

Yeah, it really need some extra time in the development oven, so to speak.  Which is a shame.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 12:03 PM

Some interesting details in here.

SydneyYs translation:

Generations (Legends) Arcee was developed by Hironori Kobayashi with a corroboration with Yuki Oshima of Kiss Players fame.
Minicon "Carnivac" will be available at TRU from mid-November as a giveaway to customers who spend more than ¥3,000 Transformers products.
Dark Knight Scorn, Strafe and Slug will be store exclusives, but the identity of the stores is TBA.
Fembot character & weapon descriptions
The fembots will be released on Valentine's Day. In Japan the day is quite different from the West. A girl is supposed to give chocolate to a guy she fancies (or all the guys at her work/class/etc.) Romance!

LG-10 Arcee
Arcee is the first female Transformers character who was part of a main cast - in Japan she's known for her active role in the 2010 series. The focus of her character design was on the feminine appearance, and was too difficult to recreate as a toy with the technology available at that time. There was a plan of producing her as a Headmaster, but that did not materialize either. Mr. Kobayashi, who is responsible for this product took extra care to perfectly realize the screen accurate transformation process and proportions. Mr. Oshima corroborated from the early planning stage. They did not compromise on any details on her feminine style.
(An interview with Mr. Kobayashi will be featured in the next issue.)

LG- 11 Chromia
Chromia is a sub-character who appeared in G1 episode 41 "Search for Alpha Torin" (US G1 episode 53). She is a sub-commander of "Woman Cybertrons" and a girlfriend of Ironhide. In Galaxy Force, a character with the same name appeared as a female Destron character. In Revenge of the Fallen, the character appeared as a part of the Autobot bike team with Arcee and Elita-1.

LG-12 Wingblade (Windblade)
An Autobot who has the ability of a telepathically link to Metroplex. She was the winner of "Fun Choice Bot" poll by Hasbro. In the poll Hasbro provided the options for the motif, colors, faction, characteristics and weapons and combined the popular choices.
The head sculpt design incorporates the motif of a courtesan and Kabuki stage makeup reminiscent of Nijika, a mechanical doll in another world who appeared in "2010" episode 27 (US G1 episode 92). (Note: for Wingblade, the word used to describe her motif is Oiran, not Geisha. Oiran is a professional high class courtesan, very cultured as well as being able to sing and dance (and sleep with their patrons). During the time Oiran class existed, a geisha was only a background musician. If you are interested I recommend looking it up - it is interesting.)

AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus Prime
An explanation is offered for the face change gimmick, the color scheme of the figure, and the weapons:
- Face Change gimmick - The center part of the face go up and rotate the face part to change between mask on and off faces.
- Chest/Torso - New layout for the armor plates with extra paint applications including gold. Front flaps/plates are new molding.
- Sword and shield design based on the his appearance on the screen. To differentiate from the other versions, this sword is named "Temenos Sword".
- Re-creation of the gauntlet arm parts.
- New molding to make the feet/toes more screen-accurate.
- The figure will be packaged holding the sword with both hands, as seen in the movie posters and such.

Cybetron Satellite campaign #3 - From mid-October at Cybertron Satellite (affiliated retail stores). Customers who spend more than ¥3,000 on Transformers merchandise will receive an exclusive Drift sticker. The second "Satellite Point" campaign will be on soon as well.
Block+Radio Control+Transform! - Nanoblock Motion Chro-Q, build the vehicle body with nanoblocks on a Choro-Q size chassis. The first lineup of this series is a collaboration with Transformers. Re-build the vehicle to the robot, and the chassis can be controlled with a smartphone application. Convoy and Bumble are due out late November. ¥4,860 each.
Carnivac present campaign - Giveaway to customers who spend more than ¥3,000 on Transformer merchandise at ToysRUs. Carnivac is a smoky black clear Mini-Con and named after a Pretender Beast. His motif is Lockdown's minion Steeljaw in Lost Age.
Movie Advanced Series EX Rollbar - Mid-November, TRU exclusive. Overseas "Generations" Skids mould and the deco is based on Shane's car in Lost Age.
Transformer Expo merchandise on sale - Limited numbers of some items available at TakaraTomy Mall online stores. Many illustrators and manga artists visited the Expo and as well as the autographed arts shown here, there were original TF visuals.
Dinobot Black Knight complete! - Slug, Scorn and Strafe. Store exclusives. (Strafe - Cybertron Satellite exclusive late December. Scorn and Slug - stores TBA, mid November.)
Coming soon! - MP Bumble, Legends Whirl, Roadbuster and Tankor.

Fun fact from Type-R:

As said above, Horinori Kobayashi was one of the designed on Legends/Generations Arcee. Kobayashi landed his job at Takara because of his scratch-built BotCon Japan 98 Arcee. So, in a very cool way, hes come full circle now.