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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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#1 Paladin

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:33 PM

 

 

Looks good. I definitely still have questions about how they're carrying on his story after "Civil War" though...


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:46 PM

I was a bit iffy about T'Chaka dying in Civil War at first. It felt like too big a story point to be happening in someone else's movie.

 

But now that we're here, I'm glad that T'Challa can start right off being king, instead of having to build up to it.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:21 PM

So wait, Klaw claims he's the only one to have set foot in Wakanda proper, but in Age of Ultron that Wakandan brand was key to unlocking both his importance to the story and what Ultron's plan was.

 

I mean, how realistic is it that Wakanda is some secret African Superpower? Why is that even a plot point? I'm not really versed on Black Panther stories, but I always got the impression Wakanda was like Latvaria and the Savage Land - known locations on Earth.



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

So wait, Klaw claims he's the only one to have set foot in Wakanda proper, but in Age of Ultron that Wakandan brand was key to unlocking both his importance to the story and what Ultron's plan was.

 

I mean, how realistic is it that Wakanda is some secret African Superpower? Why is that even a plot point? I'm not really versed on Black Panther stories, but I always got the impression Wakanda was like Latvaria and the Savage Land - known locations on Earth.

 

iirc Wakanda was EXTREMELY isolationist for much of its history. Its known about, but at the start no one knew it was the super-advanced nation that is really is becuase almost no outsiders ever entered. Nowadays that's been loosened since Black Panther has allowed the Avengers and other Heroes to come and go, but not sure if they're still closed to non-allies of the king. 


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:35 PM

Looks interesting.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:36 PM

Wakanda IS known in the MCU; apparently as a third-world country where they brand smugglers. Doesn't mean they know about the jets and the super suits and all the other superhero tech.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 10:03 PM

Looks good so far. Michael B. Jordan is in it too. Can't wait to see more.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 10:46 PM

As explained by the trailer, Wakanda is known to the public, but El Dorado, located within Wakanda is not.  That means that the country has managed to keep many secrets within its borders.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:30 AM

Well, if nothing else, it's at least going to look amazing.

I am very excited.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:30 PM

As explained by the trailer, Wakanda is known to the public, but El Dorado, located within Wakanda is not.  That means that the country has managed to keep many secrets within its borders.

The trailer just says 'they called it El Dorado' meaning the explorers did.. not that El Dorado is in Wakanda.

The capital of Wakanda in the comics is Birnin Zana which also means Golden City.. so that's probably why he says that (not that there couldn't be 2 golden cities in the world though lol)

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:31 AM

 

 

is it wrong I'm having "Lion King" flashbacks?


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:57 AM

Not knowing a ton about the source material, it looks alright.  Maybe a little cheesy that there are multiple Black Panther armors (and an evil Black Panther armor), but I'll buy Marvel Legends of all of them like the sucker that I am.



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:30 AM

Congratulats on making Iron Man's armor look outdated and clunky.

 

Sure Tony, you can turn your armor into a suitcase, and fly it piece-by-piece across the country or down from a satellite...but can it simply manifest out of nowhere?  No?  You're yesterday's news.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:43 AM

Not sure what to think about the other panther suit, but looks good otherwise.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:52 AM

To be fair, the Wakandans have been developing this technology for centuries. Tony's made some decent leaps and bounds in just 10 years.

(It kinda begs the question of why the Black Panther armor can't fly though.)

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:58 AM

To be fair, the Wakandans have been developing this technology for centuries. Tony's made some decent leaps and bounds in just 10 years.

(It kinda begs the question of why the Black Panther armor can't fly though.)

 

When was the last time you seen a panther fly? :p


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:45 AM

To be fair, the Wakandans have been developing this technology for centuries. Tony's made some decent leaps and bounds in just 10 years.
(It kinda begs the question of why the Black Panther armor can't fly though.)


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:46 AM

To be fair, the Wakandans have been developing this technology for centuries. Tony's made some decent leaps and bounds in just 10 years.

(It kinda begs the question of why the Black Panther armor can't fly though.)

 
When was the last time you seen a panther fly? :p

When was the last time you seen a panther walk on 2 legs and shoot metal discs at trucks?

My point was that the armor seems to simultaneously outclass the Iron Man armor while missing a basic feature of it.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:23 PM

Black Panther doesn't have an arc reactor to efficiently power Iron Man's flight and offensive blasts.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 02:54 PM

Black Panther doesn't have an arc reactor to efficiently power Iron Man's flight and offensive blasts.

 

maybe they have tried, but they just cant get something with enough power to maintain it. after all, the iron man suits seem to be the only examples of people being able to fly in the mcu*. perhaps its not as easy as we seem to believe it is in this universe

 

wait. what about falcon? he doesnt have an arc reactor. he has tiny jets in his suit right? how does his suit work? course i dont think falcon can fly from gulmira to california...

 

maybe wakandans just cant crack it

 

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