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@  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".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.


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#1 Ryougabot

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 11:39 AM

Due to a surprise medical condition, I have to downsize my house and my stuff.

 

I am starting with my extensive Battletech sourcebook collection. All books are in good condition, but played with (it was a game I played…constantly) and I want them to go to a good home. I thought you guys should have one the first shots before I turned it over to the gods of EBAY.


Be one to own this piece of late 80’s, early 90’s history for nerds everywhere. This makes a great gift for anyone who knows the game and fondly remembers it.


I will calculate shipping and communicate to you.


The books are $7 a book, please contact me if there are any you are interested in any item.


I have a paypal account.

 

PM me and we can make it happen.

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BattleTech, 3rd Edition
Tales of the Black Widow's Company
The Fox's Teeth
MechWarrior: The BattleTech Role Playing Game
CityTech CityTech 2nd Edition
Cranston Snord's Irregulars
The Mercenary's Handbook
House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth)
20-Year Update
BattleTech Compendium
MechWarrior 2nd Edition
Wolf Clan Sourcebook
Invading Clans Sourcebook
The Kell Hounds
ComStar Sourcebook
Unbound
More Tales of the Black Widow
Objective Raids
Mercenary's Handbook: 3055
MechWarrior Companion
Luthien
Hot Spots
Hot Spots contracts
BattleSpace
The Fall of Terra
Tukayyid
Black Thorns
The Falcon and The Wolf
The Periphery
BattleTech Field Manual: Draconis Combine
BattleTech Field Manual: Free Worlds League
Maximum Tech
BattleTech Field Manual: Mercenaries
The Dragon Roars
BattlePack: Fourth Succession War
BattleTech Field Manual: Crusader Clans
BattleTech Master Rules
The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky
Twilight of the Clans
BattleTech Field Manual: Warden Clans
Shattered Sphere
BattleTech Field Manual: ComStar
MechWarrior, 3rd Edition
MechWarrior's Guide to Solaris VII
AeroTech 2
BattleTech Field Manual: Federated Suns
BattleTech Field Manual: Lyran Alliance
Shrapnel
BattleTech Technical Readout: 3057
BattleTech Tactical Handbook
The Tech Factory #4


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 10:47 AM

The next victim of the downsizing is my M.A.S.K. collection.

 

Here are the prices, not including shipping. I will calculate shipping and communicate to you when you give me a zip code.
 

T-Bob and Scott (one owner)

 $    13.00

Condor

 $    15.00

Jackhammer

 $    30.00

Piranha

 $    11.00

Rhino (one owner)

 $    65.00

Switchblade

 $    30.00

Thunderhawk

 $    20.00

Firefly (one owner)

 $    25.00

Hurricane (one owner)

 $    27.00

Vampire (one owner)

 $    16.00

Manta (one owner)

 $    43.00

The Collector (one owner)

 $    19.00

 

All pieces have all accessories and parts, save Switchblade (no rotors)

 

These prices are per part, but I can let the whole collection go for $275

I have a paypal account.

PM me and we can make it happen.

Thank you for your time :)

 

Stay tuned for the 'Joes

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 01:15 PM

Next up are my Joes

 

I do not have much, so I am just selling it as a lot.

 

$50 and it is yours.

 

PM and we can calculate shipping to make it happen

 

Thank you for your time :)

 

Stay tuned for some Transformers

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 02:14 PM

Next up is my collection of unbuilt models (most of them).  There are all manner of things from the 90’s.  Most still have the boxes, and unless otherwise noted, still attached to the sprue.  There has to be something to suit your interest

Object

 Price

Dragonball Goku Garage kit

 $    10.00

VOTOMS ST-Tortist

 $       5.00

Gundam Rick Dom II

 $       5.00

Macross SD valkyrie Roy

 $       2.50

Macross SD Gerwalk Roy

 $       2.50

Macross SD armored valkrie

 $       2.50

Macross SD sensor valkrie

 $       2.50

Macross SD Super valkrie Hikaru

 $       2.50

Macross Gerwalk

 $       5.00

Macross Super valkrie Hikaru

 $       5.00

Macross Super valkrie Roy

 $       5.00

Ranma Shampoo Garage kit

 $    10.00

Ah My Goddess Belldandy Garage kit

 $    10.00

Gundam Kapool

 $       5.00

Macross (TV) SDF1

 $       5.00

Star Trek Enterprise

 $       5.00

Macross Gerwalk VF-1J

 $       5.00

Macross Super Valkyrie Roy 15

 $       5.00

Macross 7 VF11C Valkyrie and Jet

 $       5.00

Macross Gerwalk VF-1D

 $       5.00

Macross Vritwhai Ship

 $       5.00

Macross Defender 15

 $       5.00

Macross Valkyrie max

 $       5.00

Macross Valkyrie vf-1A

 $       5.00

Star Trek Enterprise Incident Fiber optic display

 $    15.00

Star Trek Klingon Bird of Prey

 $    10.00

Star Wars Virago

 $    10.00

Star Wars cut away Millennium Falcon

 $    15.00

Indiana Jones Henry Jones Vinyl Kit

 $    15.00

Star Trek IV Klingon Cruiser

 $    10.00

Star Wars Obiwan Vinyl

 $       5.00

Star Wars Darth Maul vinyl

 $       5.00

Star Wars Qui Gon vinyl

 $       5.00

Macross Missile Phalanx

 $       5.00

Z-Gundam

 $       5.00

Macross SDF 1 painted and assembled

 Looking for a good home

LOTR Gandalf

 $       2.50

LOTR Frodo and Sam

 $       2.50

LOTR Gandalf and Sauroman

 $       2.50

Macross 7 VF19 Transformable Assembled stickered

 $    10.00

WWII P-47 Thunderbolt

 $       5.00

Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt

 $       5.00

Aliens Alien Warrior with egg - painted and assembled

 $    10.00

 

Stay tuned for another update.  Some Transformers soon.

PM and we can calculate shipping to make it happen

Thank you for your time :)

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:59 PM

The next set is up…all Transformers

Object

 Price

Notes

Cyclonus and nightstick Universe

 $    20.00

Complete

Hound Universe

 $    16.00

Missing ravage

Prowl Universe

 $    24.00

Complete

Starscream Universe

 $    32.00

Complete

Skywarp Universe

 $    35.00

Complete

Darth Maul Transformer

 $    10.00

Complete

Death Star Transformer

 $    24.00

Missing some accessories

Millenium Falcon Transformer

 $    20.00

Complete

Armada Prime Supercon

 $    13.00

Missing minicon

Dirge MOC Universe

 $    25.00

Complete

Thrust Universe

 $    20.00

Complete

Ramjet Universe

 $    31.00

Complete

 

PM and we can calculate shipping to make it happen

 

Thank you for your time :)

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:50 PM

This one is odd, I recently found a lot of TF and there were some parts I could not identify.  Does anyone know what they are?

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