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@  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

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:36 AM

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Cool head sculpt, but without paint the chest doesn't look more or less like Computron's than Superion's to me. But, uh, thanks for the effort?

 

I'm trying to figure out the Nosecone too. Without anything more substantial supporting the drill... does that mean most of the front of the vehicle will actually just be that flat area of the back of the legs? With the hands just sitting there?



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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:43 AM

For those keeping track:

Scattershot - new Computron head, new Computron chest, new Computron stomach, new Computron waist (Scattershot must have a different chest than Silverbolt?), new Scattershot / Computron gun that can combine with other guns (I think the gun splits into two handheld guns for Scattershot)

Afterburner - Groove retool (which Hasbro's is), new Afterburner style gun (Hasbro's comes with Groove's)

Strafe - Blast Of retool (how extensive I'm not sure), at least has new jet front, new jet guns, new jet wings, new arm wings,

Lightspeed - Wheeljack redeco / retool, car looks to be the same though we can't see the hood or the roof

Nosecone - Rook retool, new drill and attachment (at least)

I'm betting each of the limbs has a new head too. I do wonder if Hasbro's Afterburner uses the Groove head or the same Afterburner head Takara's uses (if it's new).

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:49 AM

I'll be ordering two of these once HLJ puts their preorders up.


I'm still debating on Hasbro's version.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:49 AM

I also think this looks amazing.

 

The chest is way more Computron than Superion, a new waist is unexpected, and the new head is awesome.

 

This isn't even getting into the other retooling.

 

The gun looks like it can split into two (based on the silhouette) and can attach the smaller weapons. 

 

Can't wait to see the individual modes and the full color reveal.  :)

 

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:54 AM

Uh oh, BBTS has him up, but at the TTMall exclusive price.

I thought this was supposed to be a regular release?

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:55 AM


Need to see this in color and as individuals. Badly. Very badly. Need.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:55 AM

I seriously hope they don't Takara up the deco, because this is unnervingly close to a buy.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:59 AM

Uh oh, BBTS has him up, but at the TTMall exclusive price.

I thought this was supposed to be a regular release?

 

He's supposed to be a normal release due to appearing in the retailers catalog.

 

I seriously hope they don't Takara up the deco, because this is unnervingly close to a buy.

 

I imagine that some of Scattershot's colors will show through in the combined mode.  So it might diversify it up with darker and lighter reds.  Though they may paint as much as possible (like the inside of SS's legs) to make it more unified.

 

They did stray from the animation for Onslaught, so it's not unheard of for them to do something similar here.

 

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 09:06 AM

Uh oh, BBTS has him up, but at the TTMall exclusive price.

I thought this was supposed to be a regular release?

 
He's supposed to be a normal release due to appearing in the retailers catalog.


I wonder why they priced him that way then.


*fingers crossed for a cheaper price*

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 09:12 AM

and PREORDERED. :D 


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 09:16 AM

Waiting for HLJ preorder.  This summer/fall is getting pricey.  Best put the old commissions guide up after I get back from vacation. lol



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Posted 28 March 2016 - 10:06 AM

This things' gonna be way too rich for my blood, but damn if it doesn't look really impressive.

 

More appealing than the Hasbro version, at first glance anyways.


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 10:15 AM

This looks good enough to make Grimlock one proud papa.


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 10:22 AM

I seriously hope they don't Takara up the deco, because this is unnervingly close to a buy.

 

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 12:35 PM

BBTS just sent out notification that the price is being lowered to $134.99.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 01:12 PM

My number one concern is that his chest will have paint on his chest to indicate glowing.

My number two concern is that his eyes won't be yellow and his face won't be red, but that's probably a fight that's been lost already.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 01:28 PM

My number one concern is that his chest will have paint on his chest to indicate glowing.

My number two concern is that his eyes won't be yellow and his face won't be red, but that's probably a fight that's been lost already.


You're gonna want Hasbro is you want toy colors. Uw will like have a gold face with a blue visor:
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Posted 28 March 2016 - 01:37 PM

Takara are doing a lot of new tooling. Hasbro have deco artists with imagination and are doing a Scrounge.

As you can see, it's a tough choice.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 01:46 PM

Just as on the fence now as I was when it was just a silhouette. These images don't change a thing.

 

I need to see colors. A TakTom forest-for-the-trees bungled deco can really sink my enthusiasm so much. Basically it's Scrounge+savings vs tooling+deco.

 

 

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 02:10 PM

 

My number one concern is that his chest will have paint on his chest to indicate glowing.

My number two concern is that his eyes won't be yellow and his face won't be red, but that's probably a fight that's been lost already.


You're gonna want Hasbro is you want toy colors. Uw will like have a gold face with a blue visor:
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Yeah, I don't see how this is even a thing that is remotely in question here. You want to see the UW deco? There it is.

 

(People sure were mad about how red a torso single-box Scattershot was.)


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