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@  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?

@  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


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:12 PM

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Hot on the heels of Fuller House, Inspector Gadget, and Richie Rich comes news that Netflix is looking to revive another series from your childhood.

 

Variety reports this morning that Netflix has partnered with DreamWorks Animation to produce several new series for the streaming service, including an updated take on everyone’s favorite 1980s Japanese import about robot lions that combine to make a bigger robot guy. The partnership also include a new animated series from Guillermo del Toro, titled Trollhunters, about “a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown.”



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:19 PM

Hmmm, all of those sound like fun. I'm looking forward to trying them.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:43 PM

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:44 PM

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 

I'd rather hope that it's good first.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:46 PM

 

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 

I'd rather hope that it's good first.

 

 

Well, yeah, that too :p



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:58 PM

I don't think I could take another "Voltron Force"...


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:59 PM

I really loved the design work that went into thd previous Voltron toon from a few years back. But annoying kids and a cheapass animation company really held it down.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 02:03 PM

I really loved the design work that went into thd previous Voltron toon from a few years back. But annoying kids and a cheapass animation company really held it down.

Plus the fact that there was NO way the combination schemes presented could work as toys.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 02:26 PM

Yeah, the story and animation was kind of 'meh', but I always thought this looked cool, and would have picked it up had it been available:

 

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 03:58 PM

I really loved the design work that went into thd previous Voltron toon from a few years back. But annoying kids and a cheapass animation company really held it down.

Plus the fact that there was NO way the combination schemes presented could work as toys.

They could've fudged around with the proportions, like with the Deluxe Fall of Cybertron Combaticons.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:25 PM

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 
I'd rather hope that it's good first.

People have been waiting for a good Voltron since 1984.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:45 PM

Why does Voltron keep coming back?

 

It sucked in the 80s and it still sucks now!


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:50 PM

cause giant robots from space who turn into stuff makes lots of money



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:53 PM

 

 

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 
I'd rather hope that it's good first.

 

People have been waiting for a good Voltron since 1984.

 

 

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:04 PM

Is there any "need" for Voltron after 25 years of Power Rangers? The whole reason why all 5 or whatever Voltron revivals have been awful and died in a year and why this one will too is that they can never change anything about the character design or concept or else it will just BE Power Rangers.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:14 PM

Is there any "need" for Voltron after 25 years of Power Rangers? The whole reason why all 5 or whatever Voltron revivals have been awful and died in a year and why this one will too is that they can never change anything about the character design or concept or else it will just BE Power Rangers.

 

Well considering it was the second animated Sentai (Gatchaman being the first), of course its gonna be like Sentai, which Power Rangers is adapted from. An animated series, handled by a good team could end up having fun with the tropes of the genre.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:22 PM

Nostalgia always helps and Voltron is still beloved by quite a few. It was our Power Rangers before there was Power Rangers. That said though the thing that limits it is sticking to the same old formula which doesn't always have to be the case in animation.

 

Say what you will about Voltron Force but they did at least change Locales and had some plot outside of some random monsters sent by the Drule comes to the planet. And I think there could of been ways to pull off the VF multi Lion middle play pattern. Pretty much boils down to buying the original configuration which would come with and Extra Arm/leg version of the Black lion and sell the main body version of the rest separately which would come with the corresponding Voltron weaponry.

 

But hopefully they stray from the kid characters and try to make it enjoyable for past and new viewers alike.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:55 PM

I had forgotten the other Voltron attempts


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:55 PM

Well considering it was the second animated Sentai (Gatchaman being the first), of course its gonna be like Sentai, which Power Rangers is adapted from. An animated series, handled by a good team could end up having fun with the tropes of the genre.


Wait, do you mean "Sentai" as in "team of people with different colored bodysuits" or that specific long-running show/franchise (that Gatchaman predates)? 


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:06 PM

 

Well considering it was the second animated Sentai (Gatchaman being the first), of course its gonna be like Sentai, which Power Rangers is adapted from. An animated series, handled by a good team could end up having fun with the tropes of the genre.


Wait, do you mean "Sentai" as in "team of people with different colored bodysuits" or that specific long-running show/franchise (that Gatchaman predates)? 

 

 

While the Live action series has that specific title of Sentai, part of it, iirc, got off the grounds due to Gatchamen: a series about 5 young people given the ability to change into multi-colored costumed super heroes, who fight a vast evil army and even deal with giant monsters with powerful vehicles. Sentai even tends to follow the same naming rhetoric that 'Science Ninja Team Gatchaman' had. So yeah, even if it predates the genre, it's still a Sentai series as it laid out alot of the ideas and tropes we're still seeing nowadays.


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