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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 Noideaforaname

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:31 PM

Over the years I've made various bits of Transformer fan art, and since I'm easily amused by my own stuff I thought I'd repost some of it here, piece by piece.

 

First up, Skalor done in the style of Junji Ito's Gyo!

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GASHUNK! GASHUNK! GASHUNK!


Edited by Noideaforaname, 03 July 2017 - 09:41 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:04 PM

The thing I love about this is the halved brain. It's just absurd and wonderful.
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 26 February 2017 - 11:12 AM

Kreons were going to do "historic" versions of classic characters, something terribly cliché that I always wanted to see in a Transformers show. Because, seriously, who doesn't want to see WWI-era Starscream and Shockwave?

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Or motherhugging GANGSTER BUMBLEBEE?!

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"The name's BEE, see? NYAH!"


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 11:06 PM

Out on the road or back in town
All kind of critters putting SkyLynx down
Gotta rise above it, gotta try to get along
Gotta walk together, gotta sing this song

 

SkyLynx (SkyLynx), SkyLynx (SkyLynx)

Alone in the world with a little SkyLynx

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'Cause the CW toy totally does this and it amuses me.


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Posted 04 March 2017 - 06:21 AM

Kreons were going to do "historic" versions of classic characters, something terribly cliché that I always wanted to see in a Transformers show. Because, seriously, who doesn't want to see WWI-era Starscream and Shockwave?

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Or motherhugging GANGSTER BUMBLEBEE?!

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"The name's BEE, see? NYAH!"

Great, now I want a Megatron toy that turns into a King Tiger. Or a team of Aerialbots that turn into various WW2 planes (Corsair, Spitfire, Mustang, Hurricane and Flying Fortress maybe?).



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 10:03 PM

Man, I meant to post here more often, but somehow nearly a month went by...

 

This one's a bit different. I've been doing a series of Genestealer Hybrids based on various fictional aliens, and one of them's a Transformer.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:10 AM

Yes. The Hive Mind approves.



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:57 AM

Goodness am I bad at keeping this updated...

 

TARANTULAS REIMAGINED!

So I've always been a fan of what-ifs, reinterpretations, "Bizarro"/opposite versions, and the like, and after seeing Kreon "Warriors" and Thomas Perkins' stuff I got to doodling alter-versions of... Tarantulas for some reason. I dunno, guess I've always really like his design, and you don't really see much BW fan art which is a shame.

 

First up, as he might have looked in the 80s cartoon

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He looks vaguely like Unicron, you say. Pffft, yeah right...

 

And Ninja Tarantulas

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The Beast Wars cartoon portrayed Tarantulas as a treacherous, cannibalistic, mad scientist, but the toys sold him as a dull-witted ninja. So I went a little nuts with the idea. I was thinking he doesn't transform so much as he poofs into smoke and re-poofs as a spider (this IS supposed to be a weird parallel dimension Tarantulas, after all), although his limbs ended up looking like they could do a General Grievous-esque split to create 8 legs, maybe even each holding a kunai to complete the look.

 

More to come!


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:23 AM

Neat! I like your style, and seeing what-if things.

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:34 PM

Parasite Tarantulas!

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This Tarantulas had a far more insidious (and delicious!) way of dealing with his Megatron.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 04:36 PM

"How do you like my meat suit?"

 

Awesome. 



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:03 AM

He's holding wires/intestines to pilot the suit, isn't he? :D

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:12 PM

Actually-a-tarantula Tarantulas!

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I suppose he comes from a universe where people are biased towards bugs instead of mammals. Like, this world's Maximals would all be weird generic beasts that evoke rhinos and rats and cheetahs, while the Predacon arthropods are all fairly accurate.


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:41 PM

He's adorable! I love the leg cloak. I can't help but see the green spider eyes as the actual eyes he sees with, with the robot head as a carcass helmet.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:35 PM

Cosmic Horror Tarantulas!

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Could it be he has a far darker heritage than expected?
Could it be he tapped into the power of the Vok and is slowly becoming just a head?

Could it be he's a boss from some Nintendo game?

The multiverse may never know....


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:12 AM

Last one in this series!

 

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This Tarantulas... isn't! In fact, he's not even called "Tarantulas", rather he's Dipteras. He's the Owlman to Tarantulas' Batman (or vice versa I suppose), the polar opposite who has an entirely different identity. The Heroic Dipteras, as you my have guessed, turns into a humble fly, the natural prey of spiders. That might seem backwards, but from his perspective "our" Beast Wars is the sick twisted perversion of everything he loves.

 

 

And because I really liked the idea:

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As you may have guess, Dinocon's beast mode is inspired by the "Fighting Dinosaurs" fossil and Hailstorm by "The Ant and The Grasshopper" fable. Bugikin's a pill bug since that was the least intimidating bug I could think of. The colors are strictly swaps of the original's primary and secondary colors; the resemblances to Rhinox and Sky-Byte are just an odd coincidence.


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:09 AM

Those big compound eye shoulderpads are abolutely awesome!

Bugikins is the yellow kid-appeal character, I take it?

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:58 PM

Actually-a-tarantula Tarantulas!
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I suppose he comes from a universe where people are biased towards bugs instead of mammals. Like, this world's Maximals would all be weird generic beasts that evoke rhinos and rats and cheetahs, while the Predacon arthropods are all fairly accurate.

For me, the first thing I thought was this version says "Unicron is coming" or "the spawn of Unicron remembers". Maybe I'm just really wanting Game of Thrones to start.

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:00 PM

Taking a spin on the whole "Thirteen Original Transformers" idea, 'cause it's sorta becoming a thing or somethin'.

 

Liege Maximo:

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Personally, I prefer the idea that the Transformers were made by the Quintessons, and that the Thirteen were merely the first* bots who decided their creators sucked and needed to be booted off the damn planet. As such, the Liege ("a" Liege, actually...) takes some design cues from the Quints themselves -- namely the "floating torso and tentacles" look. Maximo turns into a Quintesson Warship . A CLEAR warship. That's probably not tactically sound, but eh. Neither is a giant corkscrew for a ship.

*or maybe they were just the first successful bots...

 

Alpha Trion:

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A young Alpha Trion. I always liked how he visibly aged and went from a fairly plain mech to full Barbarian King, so I tried for something in between. He turns into a forklift of some alien variety; besides fitting into that "Pre-Autobots were all manual labor droids" idea, it lends itself for a 'loss of innocence' moment where the slaves realize a part of their anatomy could be used to intentionally harm their oppressors.


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 05:47 PM

Onyx:

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Onyx is sort of the quintessential Beast Transformer, a rad centaur-dragon with an animal head for a helmet. Naturally, I had to go the extra mile, making him all weirdly organic and gory and gross. Since the obvious dragon would've been totally redundant, Onyx instead transforms into the Dweller in the Depths -- or at least *a* giant, tentacled, robotic worm monster. Cybertron's had at least three...





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