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@  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.

@  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.


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#10781 LordGigaIce

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:13 PM

 

 

I've seen people describe good-looking jetcraft with the words "She's a beauty."
 
Same with good-looking cars, ships, and other pieces of technology.
 
;)

I think that has less to do with what the stuff looks like and more to do with guys not wanting to love anything that's personified male, cuz that would be gay. Like a captain loves his ship right? (no homo) But he's totally straight so that freighter is obv a woman.
I mean can you imagine a straight guy loving a GUY ship??? All the other guy ships might get the wrong idea about him, and then they'd be barking up the wrong tree bro! (no homo)
 
I don't buy that.  It's a really old naval tradition dating back far enough we don't really know why it's a thing.  (Although, last I googled it one of the prevailing theories is that it's just an extension of how a vast majority of inanimate objects were given feminine genders in old french/german/english.)  And you go back more than 200 years in civilization and manlove is a far more acceptable thing.  I mean, you hit ancient Greece or so and the line between straight/gay is just a sweaty smear on the bedsheets.

Maybe some guy somewhere named his boat Pamela Anderson because no-homo, but he wouldn't exactly be a paragon of civilized man either.
 
Heh. I had forgotten this obvious historical background until now. I want to say that European/Christian homophobia wouldn't have been strong enough to be a factor back in the day of older English?
Early Christianity didn't have quite the same homophobic streak we often assume it would have had. The Byzantines even practiced a form of same sex marriage.

And northern/western Europe was late to be Christianised compared to Italy and Greece. So what we now call England, France, and Germany were "late to game" when it comes to the Christianisation of Europe (though Scandinavia and the Baltic were even later).

Point being that Christian-induced homophobia wouldn't have been responsible for French, German, and English developing in a way to assign inanimate objects feminine genders.
The homophobic streak of organised Christianity (and even then we need to quantify it because homosexuality and heterosexuality are social constructs that didn't exist in the medieval world) didn't really codify until the high medieval era.

Not to say that sexism didn't play a role in inantimate objects being deemed feminine. To an early medieval fisherman? His boat was as much "his" as his wife was.

Point being that...um....









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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:55 PM

The T30 versus TR Windblade is frustrating. From what I understand of fan opinions overall, T30 is more Windblade-y and less playable while TR is less Windblade-y but more playable.

 

And RiD/Adventure Windblade? .........I want a G1 aesthetic. I'll be shallow like that.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:09 PM

Alternately, it'd suck if they'd done the same thing three times and made the same compromises each time.


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?

 


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:14 PM

You know what the non-T30 Windblade molds need?  More Slipstream redecos.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:18 PM

While I love my Legends Slipstream as g1 take on the character, I certainly wouldn't mind an Adventure Slipstream, since the RiD molds are much closer to the 'Animated' aesthetic and would probably fit in better with animated toys. 


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:25 PM

Hasbro and Takara should redo the Classics Starscream mold and get in everyone they missed, especially Slipstream.

 

And Nova Storm.

 

And Ion Storm.

 

And Red Wing.

 

And Slaughterhouse.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:38 PM

...I'd just settle for Red Wing, but lots of Seekers wouldn't be bad.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:49 PM

Any news on Hasbro selling Arcee online? 


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:25 PM

Isn't the usual conclusion that she'll be sold by the Club, whenever it materializes?

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:57 PM

Isn't the usual conclusion that she'll be sold by the Club, whenever it materializes?

That WAS the guess but I think that was kind of predicated on Hasbro announcing said purely theoretical Club at this Con. As that did not happen it feels like there likely isn't a club starting anytime soon (cause this would have been the time/place to announce that) and so might not be in a timely manner to sell a TR toy.

ZacWilliam, if a Club even happens at all now.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:58 PM

I assumed that Arcee, Leniad and Ultra Magnus will be sold at Hasbro Toy Shop at some later point.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:02 PM

So ... they were available in limited quantities at a convention, and will later be sold online

 

How does this differ from other TF exclusives again? X ]


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?

 


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:18 AM

https://twitter.com/...963847017324545

 

Apparently Arcee's deco is "pumped up," so maybe if she does hit retail somewhere, she'll have less paint?



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:00 AM

There was a little placard I remember seeing photos of describing Arcee as being available later at "major retailers".

Who knows how accurate that is, but with the way they singled her out as "early access" compared to the normal exclusive Power Pack Prime, I have to assume there's some greater plan for her than "leftovers go on HTS" (which I imagine will be the fate of the Prime).

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:40 AM

https://twitter.com/...963847017324545
 
Apparently Arcee's deco is "pumped up," so maybe if she does hit retail somewhere, she'll have less paint?


I have a very particular song stuck in my head after reading this.

Thanks a lot, HasbRo!!!

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:40 AM

 

https://twitter.com/...963847017324545
 
Apparently Arcee's deco is "pumped up," so maybe if she does hit retail somewhere, she'll have less paint?


I have a very particular song stuck in my head after reading this.

Thanks a lot, HasbRo!!!

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:41 AM

That's the one :D :D



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:04 AM

 

 

https://www.amazon.c...=theallspark-20
 
Slugslinger is now up on Amazon U.S.!


Was it from Amazon? As he is no longer.

 

 

I'm just posting because today is the first time I have noticed a Slugslinger page on Amazon at all.

 

And now a third party seller has it for $30, which is sadly as good as you're likely to find online.

 

I can probably get an Energon Slugslinger for cheap. It's been long enough that I've mostly forgotten how much I hate his bicep landing gear.



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:00 AM

 

 

https://twitter.com/...963847017324545
 
Apparently Arcee's deco is "pumped up," so maybe if she does hit retail somewhere, she'll have less paint?


I have a very particular song stuck in my head after reading this.

Thanks a lot, HasbRo!!!

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Let me guess - Pump It Up by Elvis Costello?

 

If not don't YouTube, you'll never get it out of your head. :D

 

 

Here, have this instead.

 


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:02 AM

I'd rather have neither! lol





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