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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.


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#1 Galenraff

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:40 AM

TF Club posted on their Weibo page a picture of an individual carded Deluxe Combiner Wars Groove!  So if you didn't get the Unite Warriors Defensor, looks like you'll still have a chance to add this toy to your Hasbro Protectobots!

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:43 AM

That stance looks uncomfortable.



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:47 AM

...Well, nobody forced me to buy the Unite Warriors Defensor, I suppose. :doh :D I wonder if I can flip this... no shortage of Hasbro Protectobots out here... meh, probably way too much trouble.

 

But hey, I'm glad people can finally get their Groove on. 

 

Now if they'd just go and do this with Blast Off. I'm already partway to putting THAT team together (decided that the colors on the UW Bruticus are really not for me, Onslaught aside), so although the colors look great on the Space Harrier I can probably wait.



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:48 AM

I guess they heard that there were still some people out there that liked Rook.
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:48 AM

Yeah,  I hope this means we get shuttle mode Blastoff too. even if he has to go by another name. (which would be VERY convenient for those who want to make Galvatronus with four original limbs)


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:51 AM

This is likely linked to the Toys R Us Taiwan promotion that they're giving away a free Groove with so much spent on Transformers.

So it might not indicate a US release. At least not yet.

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:55 AM

That's definitely interesting, and if meant for regular release certainly increases the possibility of a Hasbro Off-Blast or whatever they opt to name him.


 
 
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:56 AM

I never knew Groove was supposed to go with Sky Reign.

EDIT: damn my inability to distinguish between green and gold

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:56 AM

*looks at team colour*

Aw yeah, a fifth member of Sky Reign!

(I assume it's because those guys will actually be on shelves during May Mayhem II or however this'll be distributed.)

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:58 AM

This is likely linked to the Toys R Us Taiwan promotion that they're giving away a free Groove with so much spent on Transformers.

So it might not indicate a US release. At least not yet.

Randy

I think you're right Randy.  We just updated the front page with this story stating this exact thing.



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:01 PM

Eh, I bought the UW set for grey Streetwise as much as I bought it for deluxe Groove, so I'm still happy with my decision.

 

Like Randy said, this could just be for the limited Taiwan release, but it'd be great if it ended up released in the US in some capacity. It at least gives me hope this mold would make it into a G2 Defensor set if one ever gets made.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:06 PM

Also, possible argument against this being Taiwan only: the packaging is multilingual. Why would it be multilingual if only one of the languages on the box is likely to be known in Taiwan?

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:12 PM

I imagine this is likely leading up to an online only release like they did with Slingshot and Wildrider.

 

The Taiwan promotion is just first.

 

Blast Off is due out in June from Takara, so I'd be surprised if he was included with this.

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:12 PM

: O



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:12 PM

This is likely linked to the Toys R Us Taiwan promotion that they're giving away a free Groove with so much spent on Transformers.

So it might not indicate a US release. At least not yet.

Randy

 

Can't those of us that primarily buy domestic have nice things too....*sniff*...



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:13 PM

Also, possible argument against this being Taiwan only: the packaging is multilingual. Why would it be multilingual if only one of the languages on the box is likely to be known in Taiwan?


Well, it's the Americas-flavoured multilingual packaging, which is what Asia normally gets, so you could argue that they're just matching what's normally released there.

But realistically, I think it's super-likely this'll get a similar kind of release to Quickslinger and Brake-Neck.

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:14 PM

 

This is likely linked to the Toys R Us Taiwan promotion that they're giving away a free Groove with so much spent on Transformers.

So it might not indicate a US release. At least not yet.

Randy

I think you're right Randy.  We just updated the front page with this story stating this exact thing.

 

 

Thanks Gizmo, saved me the trouble of updating it.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:17 PM

: O

 

EDIT: Also, it has Combiner Wars Groove art. I would be pretty surprised if Hasbro Asia commissioned entirely new art for Groove to entirely package a short run of a giveaway item.

 

Really, the existence of unique packaging at all leads me to believe this is a retail toy. Now, it may not end up as a US retail toy, but I'd say it seems a lot more likely than not.

 

In other words, to paraphrase a certain sentiment from around here: :D :D :D to people who still think Groove will be Takara-only. ;)



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:18 PM


In other words, to paraphrase a certain sentiment from around here: :D :D :D to people who still think Groove will be Takara-only. ;)

 

He was never TakaraTomy only.  :)

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:31 PM

Yay, Deluxe Groove is finally happening for u--?

This is likely linked to the Toys R Us Taiwan promotion that they're giving away a free Groove with so much spent on Transformers.
So it might not indicate a US release. At least not yet.
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Well, i hope we do get a release at some point. Whilr i like my Defensor with Rook and Groove Armour, i will definitely take a bigger Grove to use on either Op Max or Sky Reign.

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