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@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  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?


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#181 Nevermore

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:55 PM

Refresh my memory, who was he? I vaguely remember him writing something for IDW but it was probably so terrible I forgot it on purpose. :D EDIT: Hmm, TF wiki only credits him as a writer for Spotlight: Metroplex and one of the extra AHM stories. He was an editor otherwise.


He also "wrote" Continuum!

And he was IDW's Transformers editor during the phase when "artistic license" included things such as aesthetics, alternate mode, color scheme and robot mode design.

And the editor under whom the most glaring continuity flubs occurred.

And he would repeatedly blame the fans for being so utterly obsessed with continuity.

In his defense, he wasn't the first IDW editor to do that.

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"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:16 PM

 


And he would repeatedly blame the fans for being so utterly obsessed with continuity.
 

 

Yeah, how dare fans ask that a story maintain an internally coherent narrative and not blatantly contradict itself for no apparent reason?



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:23 PM

Andy Schmidt was, basically, The Problem with IDW during the bad years.



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:36 PM

And he would repeatedly blame the fans for being so utterly obsessed with continuity.

 
Yeah, how dare fans ask that a story maintain an internally coherent narrative and not blatantly contradict itself for no apparent reason?


The "apparent reason", as is the common argument against "canon" and "continuity", is that "it's a crutch", i.e. "it gets in the way of creativity". If you have to adhere to other stories that came before, you as a writer have no complete creative freedom. You must adhere to what has already been written by other people, whose stories you might not even like.

Of course, one could argue "decrying the very concept of canon" is an excuse by lazy writers who want to tell a quick story without much effort and find themselves constrained by what other, more talented writers would simply consider the true challenge of writing: Coming up with a story that works within established perimeters.

Which other people might again argue is a hindrance for creativity: In order to be able to tell a truly creative story, one should have no constraints whatsoever at all.

Then you realize you're talking about a friggin' comic book based on an established toy line.

Also:
IDWBumblebee_Designvs_Style.jpg IDWBlurr_Rude_Awakening_Impossible_Knot. Idw_Bluestreak_Silverstreak.jpg

Edited by Nevermore, 19 June 2015 - 06:38 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 19 June 2015 - 07:35 PM

Bumblebee's there isn't really 'bad', with the exception of G1 bee in there when he never had that look 'canonically', you have his first IDW body drawn more or less consistently, minus the quirks of the artist; then you have his second body which is again more or less the same, minus quirks of the artist. (1, 2, and 6 are the exact same body, with 6 being an error where he should be in his second body, while 4,5, 7.8.and 9 are all his second body.) I think there are worse examples of character being drawn off model.

 

 

Blurr being randomly his Universe toy for a short time and Bluestreak... depends on if you go with IDW's suggestion that Bluestreak and Silverstreak are different characters.


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#186 Speedbreaker

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 11:33 AM

Yes.



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 12:55 PM

I think it looks great.

Let's not have Dreamwave bashing. Some of us prefer their art to most of the Idw stuff.

Anyway looking forward to getting this.

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 12:56 PM

"Art".


 

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 01:36 PM

Let's not drag that old horse out for another beating.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 10:14 AM

Gameplay footage from IGN at E3

 


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#191 2019

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 10:31 AM

It was posted already.


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 10:44 AM

Huh i looked for the ign footage here dint see my bad


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:13 PM

 

New gameplay trailer for the game thread.


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:24 PM

Front page article

The achievement/trophy list has been revealed. More interesting than the achievements themselves, possibly, are the associated images, which include nice renders of a bunch of characters. Beware, though, the achievements reveal the identity of many of the game's bosses, if you'd rather be surprised by them.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:26 PM

Hmm.. I know they said they were looking at IDW for inspiration, but still I was not expecting that guy to show up.


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:37 PM

Hmm.. I know they said they were looking at IDW for inspiration, but still I was not expecting that guy to show up.

 

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:34 PM

Hmm.. I know they said they were looking at IDW for inspiration, but still I was not expecting that guy to show up.

 
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#198 Shadewing

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:42 PM

 

 

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:48 PM

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