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@  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.

@  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


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6th 4th year TFSS Firgure Revealed- Impactor from CW Rook.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:08 PM

That said, there is no toy in this set so far that I don't super want.  I think the secret seventh figure is gonna have to be the worst damn thing in the world to make up for this.

I have to agree, I've been aching for each one of these for what seems like an eternity.

 

Impactor turned out really great and the body is a wonderful fit for him.

 

I like the idea of him filling in for any combiner that may need him or merging with the Mayhem guys as an arm and trying to tear the rest of them apart that way.

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:10 PM

 

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Seems they had everyone planned (even perhaps Impactor) back at BotCon 2015.  Unless they could make a change they probably weren't / aren't able to use any Victorion components as they likely saw them too late (unless Hasbro shared them with them like they apparently shared Onslaught).

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:18 PM

Excellent. This looks fantastic. I have the 3P one on pre-order but I may consider nixing that in favor of this.

 

As for the 7th figure also being a CW figure, I'd love them to use the blockiest square figure they have, stripping all the alt-mode kibble from it and making Ambulon.

 

Also, any idea when this is going to go live for sign-up?


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:43 PM

That said, there is no toy in this set so far that I don't super want.  I think the secret seventh figure is gonna have to be the worst damn thing in the world to make up for this.

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:47 PM

It strikes me that the non-Impactor limbs are each a third of two different "sets" - the small Decepticon Targetmasters and the Triggercons. 

 

Maybe the mystery figure is First Aid for Crankcase, or Brawl for Quake, to finish off one of those sets?  

 

I've tried to figure out a Quake color layout from CW Brawl, and I really don't think it works.  Either you're going to have a hilariously patchwork-colored tank or you're going to have a robot that looks nothing like Quake.


 

That said, there is no toy in this set so far that I don't super want.  I think the secret seventh figure is gonna have to be the worst damn thing in the world to make up for this.

 

7th Mystery Figure: Armada Hot Shot from Generations Bumblebee

 

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:49 PM

Sweet Jeebus, this subscription year is just all kinds of amazing. I'm hoping for a new Crankcase out of First Aid for the secret figure, but that almost feels greedy, like I should accept a lousy Red Wing or something to compensate for all this awesome.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:56 PM

 

 

 

i said worst

 

 

Unless there's some TF I've completely forgotten about that's literally made of feces and shards of broken glass, I'm pretty sure this thing is horrible.

 

And the club has got to get some use out of this mold again after Car Zap.

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 05:02 PM

so in response to me suggesting an imaginary terrible awful toy, you offer an idea that you know i, david willis, the hot shot guy, would totally want, and then when i say "yeah actually that'd be great," you're somehow surprised and go on a spiel

 

are you okay, did you hit your head, what does all this accomplish



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 05:24 PM

Well I pretty much sold on the subscription this year. They pretty much had me with the Mayhem Attack Squad being a unified theme and combiner.  Now you got the logical enemy for them, who's makes great use of  a new toy unique weapon gimmick for his signature look.  Also has the advantage of being a combiner limb  were he has more options for use given all the figures were getting this year and next.  Club nailed me 6 for 6. Now to start guess on the 7th figure.



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 05:55 PM

It occurs to me that now anyone who wanted to make a combiner with Alpha Bravo, Offroad, and Rook can use Impactor as the remaining limb.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:01 PM

He'll match well with Galvatronus.



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:21 PM

Why must the Collector's Club tempt me like this? WHY?!
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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:52 PM

If I were in charge of this (which couldn't be further from the truth, but... 8^) I'd make sure Impactor ships first. Then, frame any fiction that goes with them as him hunting down the Mayhem Subscription Squad, catching each one and throwing them in a cell on his ship. Once all five have shipped/been caught, they combine and break free. And maybe kill him. Y'know, for old times' sake. 8^)


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:20 PM

They combine, he tears an arm off, takes its place and compells the combiner to beat itself to death using the dismembered arm.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:25 PM

They combine, he tears an arm off, takes its place and compells the combiner to beat itself to death using the dismembered arm.

#grimdark #bucketsofblood


Hey that was my idea! :D

That said, there is no toy in this set so far that I don't super want.  I think the secret seventh figure is gonna have to be the worst damn thing in the world to make up for this.

I have to agree, I've been aching for each one of these for what seems like an eternity.
 
Impactor turned out really great and the body is a wonderful fit for him.
 
I like the idea of him filling in for any combiner that may need him or merging with the Mayhem guys as an arm and trying to tear the rest of them apart that way.
 
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Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:27 PM

Whoops!

I failed to catch that, but mine has the torn off limb brandished as a weapon, and thus, is far superior. :p

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 08:03 PM

Well, this was an unexpected surprise. I guess the Mayhems don't get a Legends guy to go with them.

 

Anyway, I was planning on getting the set regardless, so here we are.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 08:11 PM

For the second year in a row I was incredibly lukewarm on the TFSS coming out of Botcon. This year I think a lot of it was me already having a Bludgeon and a Spinister I really like and being a little "eh" on the other three, but I think this Impactor may have just pushed me off the fence.



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 08:42 PM

What they should do is just show off the Photoshop job with the tiniest head imaginable so when we get the actual toy the head's size seems luxurious.

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 08:44 PM

I'm pretty sure that's TCC Rampage.