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@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  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.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:19 PM

At the suggestions of others, here's a dedicated thread for the podcast me and DanielAdkins have started discussing the IDW Hasbro Universe books.

First episode is out now, discussing Lost Light #5, MASK #6, Rom #10 and Revolutionaries #4.

Download the show from Libsyn or iTunes:
http://hasbrouniverse.libsyn.com/
https://itunes.apple...=2&ign-mpt=uo=4

Follow us on Twitter for updates and Hasbro Universe news:
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EDIT: Also, if anyone wants to spread the word on Tumblr:
http://jalaguy.tumbl...og-have-started

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:38 PM

I made it through the first half hour on the way to work today and really enjoyed it. 


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#3 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:53 PM

Glad to hear all the positive response, even if the first episode does have some audio errors here and there (future episodes will be better). And please, any and all feedback is appreciated and will help us to make the show even better.

Also, if you're enjoying the show, be sure to leave us a review on iTunes, as that's one of the best ways to help spread the word.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 06:10 PM

Ah, good plan. Hadn't thought of that. 


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#5 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:16 PM

Action And Adventure is now available on Google Play! https://play.google....tknfumwgskwv6ty



#6 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 02:40 PM

I threw this out on Twitter, but how would listeners feel about us doing some smaller bonus content to fill in a weekly schedule, even if some of it is hosted solo (essentially just one of our hosts talking to the microphone)? Also, what should said bonus content be? Retrospectives on past IDW stories? Non-IDW comics like the old Marvel ROM series? Non-comics coverage of things like RID or Last Knight? Let us know.



#7 Broadside

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 03:09 PM

Retrospectives sound fun! Maybe on "off-weeks" you could do, like, one or two collected volumes of older Transformers/GI Joe stuff?

(Or just... review Action Man.)


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 06:51 PM

I still haven't found time to finish the first one yet, but I would certainly welcome the odd smaller chunk here and there. 

 

I would suggest that explaining the convoluted nonsense that is the pre-Rev Joe books would be a topic that is always in demand. :)


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:53 PM

Retrospectives sound fun! Maybe on "off-weeks" you could do, like, one or two collected volumes of older Transformers/GI Joe stuff?

(Or just... review Action Man.)

Oh we could certainly do the Scioli series. Maybe get Chris in on that. We would definitely do Action Man. We could possibly do it post-Revolutionaries/pre-First Strike.

 

I still haven't found time to finish the first one yet, but I would certainly welcome the odd smaller chunk here and there. 

 

I would suggest that explaining the convoluted nonsense that is the pre-Rev Joe books would be a topic that is always in demand. :)

I do need an excuse to read pre-Rev Joe.

 

Oh god, even the Traviss run?



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:09 PM

Well, sure, probably skip the Traviss run. I mean that book can literally kill a person. 


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:15 PM

Can't remember if our conversation about the Traviss run made it into the final episode or if that happened after the end of the show, but Callum went pretty into detail about how bad it was.

 

EDIT: Yes, we did talk about it. Callum was very adamant to the poor quality of Traviss's writing.


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#12 Broadside

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 02:43 AM

Oh, I didn't mean the Scioli stuff, I meant "Transformers or GI Joe".
TFvsGIJoe is good too, though.

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#13 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 05:59 AM

Oh, I didn't mean the Scioli stuff, I meant "Transformers or GI Joe".
TFvsGIJoe is good too, though.

Oh, I thought you meant one of the many previous TF/Joe crossovers.

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 05:22 PM

EPISODE 2: Acroyear: Weeblefall

Our second episode, Acroyear: Weeblefall, is out now! (Thank you to Broadside for suggesting the title.)

 

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Listen to it on Libsyn, iTunes, Google Play, or via direct download.


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#15 Broadside

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 02:12 AM

Can I just say that the Action Man theme was an inspired choice of intro?

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#16 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:47 AM

Can I just say that the Action Man theme was an inspired choice of intro?

Thank you. I originally tried to put together our own theme song that featured some audio clips from the various cartoon themes, but was never really satisfied with it. When I went searching for the Action Man opening, I liked it so much I was like, "Let's just use that for the first episode." Then I liked it more and more during editing, so it stuck. 



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 05:48 PM

Hadn't really thought about it when I read the solicits, but hearing it out loud... in a universe shared with GI Joe, "Rom's opening Salvo" is a worrying phrase.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:34 AM

BONUS EPISODE: CLEAN SHAVE

Guess what girls, boys, and nonbinary joys! You get a BONUS EPISODE this week! You could call this one a "Clean Shave."

 

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 12:28 AM

Oh my god. I hate myself.

I just finished episode two.

I remember NOTHING about the MASK cartoon. I watched it as a kid, but I couldn't tell you a single thing about it.

But then you monsters play the theme song, and... my heart just lit up. I was flooded with joy. That song. That song!!! A shot of pure nostalgia straight into my brain.

I had to literally sever both of my own arms to prevent the finalisation of an Amazon order. What have I become?

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:39 PM

Oh my god. I hate myself.

I just finished episode two.

I remember NOTHING about the MASK cartoon. I watched it as a kid, but I couldn't tell you a single thing about it.

But then you monsters play the theme song, and... my heart just lit up. I was flooded with joy. That song. That song!!! A shot of pure nostalgia straight into my brain.

I had to literally sever both of my own arms to prevent the finalisation of an Amazon order. What have I become?

Say what you will about the MASK show (it can range from gut-wrenchingly awful to so awful its amazing!), but that song is a masterwork. Shuki Levy at his finest!

 

Also, little update: I'm a HeroesCon this weekend, and I'll be interviewing Casey Coller and Brendan Cahill. If anyone has any questions you want answered, leave them in this thread.





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