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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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TakaraTomy MP-11SW Skywarp New Photos (In box & Coin)

MP-11SW Skywarp My Beloved Randy

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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 10:10 PM

New photos of MP-11SW Skywarp in and out of box.

 

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He looks magnificent, that purple and black is so exquisite.  The coin and holder are neat.

 

Though the fact that the knee vents aren't light blue is a detail I think had this been TakaraTomy and not Hasbro Asia Masterpiece they would have gotten that detail right.  That's not even getting into the extra stripes or anything.

 

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#2 Megatoron

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 10:20 PM

And not including a stand is a crime, especially for an AERIAL warrior this expensive.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 10:26 PM

Are the stripes on his shoulders and wrists direct carry-overs from Takara's last Skywarp?


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 10:37 PM

And not including a stand is a crime, especially for an AERIAL warrior this expensive.


The other Takara MP11 figures didn't, so I'm not surprised personally.

Are the stripes on his shoulders and wrists direct carry-overs from Takara's last Skywarp?


Seem to be. Just in a different color.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 10:19 PM

New photos of the upcoming Hasbro Asia / TakaraTomy MP-11SW Masterpiece Skywarp figure have surfaced via Chinese website TaoBao.  These images show off the figure in package, the exclusive coin, as well as the contents inside their clear bubble.  MP-11SW Skywarp comes with Megatron in gun mode and Dr. Arkeville pilot.  Unlike the MP-3 releases he does not include a stand or the coronation gear from the MP-11 releases.  The packaging does appear to be significantly smaller than the other MP-11 releases.  Skywarp is set for release on January 5th, 2015 in China under the TakaraTomy label by Hasbro Asia.  Based on the appearance of these photos it appears the figure has arrived to at least some retailers if not collectors as well.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 11:38 PM

Damn. I was foolishly hoping the final product wouldn't have those stripes. The purple on the shoulders and the silver on the chest turbines are likely painted, too, so removing them would not be easy. He's so close to perfection, too.

I guess it's better than not having a Skywarp at all, but what a shame.

Edited by Spectre, 26 December 2014 - 11:39 PM.


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 11:56 PM

And not including a stand is a crime

 

The only only MP Seekers I've used the stand with are the old style, where the alt mode looks better than the robot mode IMO. Maybe Tomy had received some feedback stating something similar?


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 12:16 AM

The price hurts quite a bit and while I understand that MP 11 didn't come with a stand, I do wish that this Skywarp release did.  The only other MP seekers I have are MP11 Screamer and TRU Thundercracker, and I love posing Thundercraker on his stand, hovering in bot mode.  It would be nice to be able to do the same with Skywarp. 

 

Having said that though, Skywarp still looks insanely awesome.  I love that he comes with Dr. Arkeville in his white lab coat, as I don't have that figure yet; the Megatron gun will be nice to have as well.  I'm definitely keeping the preorder.  


Edited by Sciflyer, 27 December 2014 - 09:33 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 12:21 AM

Great. That coin is gonna be a bitch to obtain.

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 12:34 AM

Are the coins worth anything? I have a handful of them but they always just stay in the box. I'm fine parting with this one if you want mine.

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 03:55 AM

PM sent, good sir. And yep, the coins are a fun offshoot to collect, albeit one that's become more expensive due to a decent crowd realising their pluses as a collectible on their own. Nice way to basically get a discounted MP, if you don't want them and know someone who does.

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 07:28 AM

"Even with my crotch exposed... You're no match for Skywarp!"
 
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Edited by Megatoron, 27 December 2014 - 07:39 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 09:02 AM

If the stripes on his arms, shoulders, and chest intakes are a bit of a bother for some, what of the yellow on his wings?


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Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 09:37 AM

"Even with my crotch exposed... You're no match for Skywarp!"
 
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Blasted knee vents need to be light blue!!!

 

Won't anyone ever get that right?!  :angry :D  :p

 

If the stripes on his arms, shoulders, and chest intakes are a bit of a bother for some, what of the yellow on his wings?

 

It's a carry over from MP-3 / MP-6 / MP-7 Seekers.  Where that was colored in yellow.

 

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 12:03 PM

Man, that unpainted crotch. And the Decepticon symbols are oriented the wrong way.

All the little things really add up. I have a preorder, but I'll have to really think about whether I feel like he's worth the money at this point.

Edited by Spectre, 27 December 2014 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 12:09 PM

I actually had no idea this existed. Really overshadowed by the other recent/upcoming Masterpieces.




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Posted 27 December 2014 - 12:21 PM

Man, that unpainted crotch. And the Decepticon symbols are oriented the wrong way.

All the little things really add up. I have a preorder, but I'll have to really think about whether I feel like he's worth the money at this point.

The symbols bother me the most.  That and the dark gray instead of light blue shins.

 

I actually had no idea this existed. Really overshadowed by the other recent/upcoming Masterpieces.

 

Probably because it's a Hasbro Asia only thing (like the Gold Megatron).

 

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 01:05 PM

Likely the first ever gallery of MP-11SW, by ACToys user "gobot":

http://bbs.actoys.ne...id-2032514.html

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 01:14 PM

Oooh, it looks like this purple on his shoulders and forearms might be molded rather than painted? That'll make removal of those stripes way easier...

 

What the. His symbols are facing the right way on the underside of the wings, but not the top side. 


Edited by Spectre, 27 December 2014 - 01:17 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 02:03 PM

Looks really nice. Once I get my new bookcase set up, I might consider getting this guy.

I just wish the MP-11 mold had a slightly more appealing face.
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