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@  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.

@  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.


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#1 MrBlud

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 07:23 PM

Please post any sightings for Australia in this thread.


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:23 AM

Canberra City- Target: Combiner Wars: All Wave 1 Legends, Wave 1 Deluxes except Alpha-Bravo (lots of Dragstrips), Voyagers Optimus and Silverbolt.

 

Y'know, a week or two after I despaired at seeing them on shelf and ordered them off BBTS. Probably cheaper though.



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 06:33 AM

Parramatta Toys R Us in the Westgate Shopping Center had CW Silverbolt, Dragstrip, Firefly, Bombshell, and Windcharger. There was a space for the leader class assortment as well.

They also had all the first wave RiD deluxes.

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 05:24 AM

Apparently Super Toyworld in Fyshwick, Canberra, has Stunticons (except Motormaster for now) and the Protectobots. Which is weird because the garbled email I got from Hasbro seemed to indicate those toys wouldn't come out in Australia until Christmas. Gonna go check it out on Saturday.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:04 PM

Fyshwick Protectobots deliciously confirmed. I was served by a guy who knew his TF stuff, who said they're expecting Motormaster, Hot Spot and Cyclonus soon. I told him I'd heard Hasbro wasn't releasing these guys here for a while, and he confirmed that they'd had to work around that for the wave 3 deluxes (not sure how). He had no idea that Devastator was already out at Big W. They'd been trying to get the bug guy from Hasbro but didn't know why it wasn't working.

 

No sign of the last couple of waves of Legends sadly. 


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 01:57 AM

Yeah I went in today. Down to a few Protectobots, and tons of Wave 1 stuff except for Leader Megatron (though about eight Armada Megatrons). Kind of annoying that apparently those have to sell down before new stuff can be ordered. I mean, I know why they do that,but I just wish the first wave didn't always get so over-ordered because they always do.



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 08:18 AM

Protectobot deluxes sighted in Belconnen Toys R Us. One each of Blades, First Aid, and Rook. No sign of other Protectobots of other sizes or Streetwise.



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 06:15 AM

CW Hot Spot sighted at Kmart in Belconnen.

 

Unite Warriors Superion seen at Toys'R'Us, also in Belconnen. I was surprised. And then completely put off by the $400 price tag. Sheesh...



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Posted 02 December 2015 - 12:31 PM

RID Warrior Fracture and a couple of his redeco wavemates at the Toyworld in Highpoint.


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 01:17 AM

Not that anyone but me cares, but some smaller Titan Returns stuff has turned up at Toys'r'us in Canberra. Rewind and Stripes, Crashbash, Terri-bull and Loudmouth at Mildura Park.



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Posted 16 August 2016 - 01:49 AM

I always forget we have sightings threads here too -- I tend to go by OTCA.

The first wave of stuff is finally trickling out, and Toyworld in Fyshwick had several Soundwaves when I was there a week or two back.

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 06:32 PM

OTCA?



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 01:55 AM

Ozformers? OTCA.com.au.

Meanwhile TRU Belconnen had Alpha Trion and Astrotrain this morning, but apparently they sold quickly.

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 02:04 AM

Ah, thank you. Might have to have a look around tomorrow.



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 04:08 AM

Good luck!

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 07:51 PM

Toyworld Carindale had a ton of TR wave 1 and 2 Voyagers. They also had a single case of wave 1 deluxes. They also had a few Platinum sets.

The real bargain was the Optimus Prime Evolution 2 pack, containing Classics Prime and AOE Evasion Prime. The price? A bargain at only $39.99!

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 10:26 PM

Big W is suddenly burning off ENORMOUS quantities of Titans Return stuff: http://www.otca.com....ead.php?t=25586

 

Stock varies from store to store but Octone/Blitzwing and Seaspray/Cosmos are common. Legends at $5, Deluxes at $10, Voyagers $15. Crazy! Not sure if there are any Leaders about. 

 

The sale isn't supposed to start until July 5, but in many stores the stock is on shelves and the sale prices are already in effect. I saw a wall of over 100 each of Cosmos and Seaspray - I don't think I've ever seen anything like that in Australia. Given the volume of product, they may not be shelved in the usual TF area so you may have to hunt around a bit!


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:48 AM

Well I checked my local Big W and it's all Octone/Blotz/Seasproy/Cosmas. I wonder why it's only them?



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Posted 06 July 2018 - 04:38 AM

Yeah, it's weird. There are other floating around, stores seem to have one wave or another of legends and deluxe but not toys from multiple waves. And AFAIK Blitzwing and Octone are the only Voyagers involved.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:50 AM

Wave 3 Power of the Primes deluxes (so the other Terrorcons) are around in Canberra (well, Belconnen). Kind of annoying that Wave 2 deluxes seems to have skipped.

 

Got my complete Abominus at least.


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