Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  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.

@  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.


Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

Combiner Wars Devastator and Bald German Man discussion


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
798 replies to this topic

#401 Jenny

Jenny
  • Citizen
  • 22960 posts

Posted 01 February 2015 - 02:16 PM

Energon Omega was the best.

 

I wish the YOTH guy had the Headmaster still, though.


 

staring dog stares

doggie_zpsafvtedef.png


#402 NICK NEMESIS

NICK NEMESIS

    Www.scatterville.com

  • Supporter
  • 17064 posts

Posted 01 February 2015 - 02:19 PM

Well I skipped the mold as Energon Omega because I didn't think it was that great, but I could not pass up the chance to own a guardian robot. That version makes me extremely happy.

 

If the remolded version would have been 50 bucks cheaper I probably would have got it.


Http://www.scatterville.com

#403 LV!

LV!

    A tendency to speak in jest

  • Citizen
  • 17728 posts

Posted 01 February 2015 - 07:11 PM

Stairway to Heaven Class Fort Max will also double as your home.

 

Well, I'm not living in the prison cell.



#404 Wheelimus

Wheelimus

    And we're back to meh

  • Administrator
  • 34877 posts

Posted 01 February 2015 - 07:20 PM

No one does, in house mode the prison cell doubles as a panic room. Though you'd think all the turrets would deter robbers.



#405 gargunkle

gargunkle

    super-duper spikey-pokey

  • Citizen
  • 5931 posts

Posted 01 February 2015 - 08:23 PM

Well I skipped the mold as Energon Omega because I didn't think it was that great, but I could not pass up the chance to own a guardian robot. That version makes me extremely happy.

 

If the remolded version would have been 50 bucks cheaper I probably would have got it.

 

This was basically what drove me off.  I could understand a small inflation increase, but twice the original?  I just stuck with my Omega Sentinel, and maybe someday I'll get the yellow/blue guy and paint him up.


QUOTE(kyde)
Not my finest work, but when life gives you lemons, they're yellow so just paint black stripes on them and call them Bumblebee. Kids will buy them.


#406 Copper Bezel

Copper Bezel

    Off Model.

  • Supporter
  • 50328 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 01:29 AM

Plus, I prefer the old Marvel and IDW versions of Fort Max where he wasn't Super-Huge. A leader-class Fort Max would be pretty much perfect IMHO.

I wish they'd've changed his name to just Fortress. "Fortress Maximus" is definitely a place name, which makes zero sense for a guy who turns into a tank. "Fortress" is poetic license for a big dude. 

 

"Omega Supreme" is a specialty pizza and needs to be retired as a robot name as soon as humanly possible.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#407 NotVeryKnightly

NotVeryKnightly
  • Staff
  • 22899 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 01:40 AM

Are you saying that specialty pizzas are not an appropriate source of inspiration?

#408 Copper Bezel

Copper Bezel

    Off Model.

  • Supporter
  • 50328 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 01:47 AM

yes


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#409 ZacWilliam1

ZacWilliam1
  • Citizen
  • 17337 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 02:12 AM


Omega Supreme is awesome. Both as a character and a name.

-ZacWilliam, we need more of him, not less.
Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


#410 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7274 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 02:14 AM

Well I'm not supposed to say this but I just got a new job at TRU and today we saw a computer listing for Titan class rocket base Theta Margherita.

WsuGTl1.jpg


#411 Copper Bezel

Copper Bezel

    Off Model.

  • Supporter
  • 50328 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 02:14 AM

Can his old buddies be changed from Omega Sentinels to, I dunno, Supreme Cravers? Iacon Deep Dishes? Alpha Alfredos?

 

Edit: I think I'm going to consider this ninja'd. I can't top that. Not even with extra cheese.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 02 February 2015 - 02:15 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#412 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 17905 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 02:18 AM

"Omega Supreme" is a specialty pizza and needs to be retired as a robot name as soon as humanly possible.

"The untimely road detours brought about by the Constructicons standing around a hole in the ground while only one was digging caused Omega Supreme to be late. When Omega Supreme is late, customers get their pizza free and it comes out of paycheck. Now, Omega Supreme swears vengeance and shall follow the Constructicons to the end of the universe to reclaim his $7.99!"
Spoiler

#413 Jalaguy

Jalaguy

    won't hold Six Shot upside-down.

  • Staff
  • 9621 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 03:23 AM

Aaand it's happened:

6obh49n.jpg

Image is originally from /toy/, via TFW's Ra88.

EDIT: Image is originally from Toys Center Italia's Facebook page.

Edited by Jalaguy, 02 February 2015 - 01:04 PM.


#414 Sean Whitmore

Sean Whitmore
  • Citizen
  • 8037 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 03:25 AM

Omigosh, he looks like Devastator.

PSN: SeanWhitmore

Switch: SW-7452-6932-0513

3DS: 0490-6399-8582

I did a new video thing:
https://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/159447-whos-the-right-arm/


#415 Copper Bezel

Copper Bezel

    Off Model.

  • Supporter
  • 50328 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 03:27 AM

Those matching tread pecs from the arm guys are going to look smashingly sexy all painted up.

 

A clever trick, too. Best combined mode proportions in CW by a fair margin.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 02 February 2015 - 03:28 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#416 NotVeryKnightly

NotVeryKnightly
  • Staff
  • 22899 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 03:27 AM

Omigosh, he looks like Devastator.


I know, right? It's unbelievable!

#417 Vexwing

Vexwing

    You are being deceived

  • Staff
  • 3960 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 03:47 AM

Seems kind of pinheaded even by Transformer standards, plus I wish Scavenger and Bonecrusher had matching tread colors, but overall it gets the job done.


35806863916_c3f0822359_o.jpg
I'm on twitter for some reason! Hell if I know why.
@vexwing

www.flickr.com/vexwing
 


#418 Blacknife

Blacknife

    Never heard of it; never will

  • Citizen
  • 5795 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 03:47 AM

They can rebuild the nut I just busted.

#419 Copper Bezel

Copper Bezel

    Off Model.

  • Supporter
  • 50328 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 03:54 AM

If those treads aren't black with silver covers on the final deco, they sure as hell will be on my copy. I don't dislike the pinheadedness given character and story context (particularly IDW, where the head would still be the height of an average TF.)


Edited by Copper Bezel, 02 February 2015 - 03:55 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#420 General Tekno

General Tekno

    BRUNT; F.C.A.!

  • Citizen
  • 2034 posts

Posted 02 February 2015 - 03:56 AM

Trying to suss out the transformations based on this one pic is one hell of a puzzle... trying to figure out if these guys have knees or not in individual mode. Not convinced that Scavenger/Bonecrusher do.


banner_2015.png

BT Toons - updates Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Blog | Youtube | Twitter | DeviantArt | Tumblr