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@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  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.


March Mayhem 2015: Post Your Bracket!

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#1 Shattered

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 07:05 PM

The Allspark's March Mayhem event is underway! Now's your chance to predict the winners and post your bracket for the world to see. Call your shots round-by-round and declare your Champion.

Remember, post your bracket here by March 20 at 11:59 EST in order to be registered for the Cheetimus Primal custom prize packet. The winner will be chosen based on the accuracy of their bracket. Winner drawn at random from the pool in event of a tie.


#2 Shattered

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 12:29 PM

Bracket for your use:


NOTE: This bracket format conserves space for overall visual appeal at the expense of clarity for the rounds after the Functionist Four. Remember, the left column vs right column dynamic is preserved throughout. See examples below if there is any confusion.

#3 Shattered

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 12:42 PM

Sample on how to fill out the bracket:


Note: This would be the most boring bracket ever and I will hate you all if this is how it goes down.

#4 Chris McFeely

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:24 PM

Yeah, dude, I was gonna say, you should probably have gone for a more esoteric example, 'cause....

#5 Shattered

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:34 PM

Obviously, all entries will need to be either attachments or text lists posted here to qualify. Links to off-site images that can be changed later...certainly can't be trusted. ;)

#6 Gryllid


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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:20 PM

Okay, I'm probably missing something super-obvious, but how do we do attachments?

#7 Kalidor



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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:26 PM

Oops, they were still turned off.


Shattered is going to get a foul on that one.

#8 Shattered

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:27 PM

Heh. Thanks, Kal. :)

#9 abates

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:11 AM

I'm predicting a RID victory.

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#10 Daith


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 01:34 AM

Hail to the King Baby!



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#11 BScorpinok75



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 01:46 AM

Can't do the attachment thing only current access is via PS3 can I just type out regularly?

#12 Shattered

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 04:31 AM

Can't do the attachment thing only current access is via PS3 can I just type out regularly?

Absolutely. Text entries are perfectly fine.

#13 Gryllid


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 07:40 AM

I would have posted this sooner, but I had to wait for all five components to arrive at a decision.


This'll be fun. Thanks for setting this up, Shattered et al!

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#14 TheSupernova


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 10:36 AM

I'm not big on basketball, but THIS is a March tournament that I can get behind! 


Now let's see how fast I get this wrong!  :p


Thanks to all involved that are putting this together!


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#15 OrionPax44


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 11:12 AM

march_madness.png Made my picks let see if this works 

Edited by OrionPax44, 16 March 2015 - 11:17 AM.


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#16 BScorpinok75



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 11:48 AM

Cesium 16. Elite Guard 8. Functionist 4.



SS Team

____________Rail Racer

Rail Racer
















Functionist Four

Liokaiser vs Raiden

Devestator vs Predaking

Last Stand

Raiden vs Devestator

Allspark March Mayhem 2015 Champion


Edited by BScorpinok75, 20 March 2015 - 06:03 PM.

#17 gargunkle


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:01 PM



only one revision, not bad at all


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Edited by gargunkle, 19 March 2015 - 06:59 AM.

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.

#18 Rosicrucian



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:58 PM

First Round
Devastator defeats Sixturbo
Abominus defeats the Swordbot Samurais
Defensor defeats Constructicon Maximus
Nexus Prime defeats Rail Racer
Menasor defeats Bruticus Maximus
Landfill defeats Centuritron
Liokaiser defeats Superion Maximus
Ruination defeats Tripredacus
Predaking defeats Sixwing
Piranacon defeats the Swordbot Shinobis
Bruticus defeats Sixbuilder
Monstructor defeats Perceptor
Superion defeats Sixliner
Magnaboss defeats Landcross
Computron defeats A Giant Angry Vacuum Cleaner
Raiden defeats Road Caesar

Second Round
Abominus defeats Devastator
Nexus Prime defeats Defensor
Menasor defeats Landfill
Ruination defeats Liokaiser
Predaking defeats Piranacon
Monstructor defeats Bruticus
Superion defeats Magnaboss
Computron defeats Raiden

Third Round
Nexus Prime defeats Abominus
Ruination defeats Menasor
Monstructor defeats Predaking
Computron defeats Superion

Nexus Prime defeats Ruination
Monstructor defeats Computron

Nexus Prime defeats Monstructor



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 01:07 PM

I'll be sure to participate later tonight after work.

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#20 Destron D-69

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 01:47 PM



First round votes cast

Edited by Destron D-69, 17 March 2015 - 12:45 PM.