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@  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?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".


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#3881 Platypus Prime

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 03:28 PM

So far I've got Alpha Trion Jazz, and I have the two Dinobots and the Prime Masters incoming, though I don't think they have the cards.  All the Legends are pre-ordered through Amazon, they CLAIM the 15th, dunno about that.

 

And MaxCon sounds like something Swindle would run.


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 05:56 PM

I think "Scout" sounds like a better name for that particular class price point, because (a) that's what a lot of the characters in that relative size were considered to be back in the days of G1, and (b) "Legends" is the name of the entire line in Japan so that leads to potential confusion.



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 06:04 PM

Yeah it was "Legends" when we were getting Optimus, Starscream, Megatron, etc. Now that it's just all Minicars and Insecticons, we can get a new name any time.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 06:08 PM

Also a valid point, yeah, the whole reason for branding it as such came out of the Cyberverse / Legion / whatever tangle (and I love that both of those names mean other things now but whatever) and has jack all to do with a price point of figures that, by all rights, are "scouts" in the way that Voyagers are "voyagers" and Leaders are "leaders", which is to say, that those are the price points that tend to contain such things in some chess-y interpretation of hierarchical scale. (Leaving Deluxes aside because the name is older than both Generations in its broadest possible sense, and the majority of its consumers.)


Edited by Copper Bezel, 10 December 2017 - 06:09 PM.

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 10 December 2017 - 06:10 PM

I think "Scout" sounds like a better name for that particular class price point, because (a) that's what a lot of the characters in that relative size were considered to be back in the days of G1, and (b) "Legends" is the name of the entire line in Japan so that leads to potential confusion.

 

Yeah, "Scout" is an intuitive term.


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 06:39 PM

I've never experienced a pre-Legends/Deluxe/Voyager/Leader era, but Scout seems like nonsense to me. Basic makes much more sense. 

 

Voyager and Leader are fairly rubbish as well. But Basic and Deluxe go well together. 


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 06:40 PM

When they first introduced the size class names they were all fairly generic and obviously just based on toy size.  It only started to get weird after Armada switched them up to match with the core gimmick that just went away when they got a new core gimmick.  But I imagine they don't want to use "basic" anymore for the same reason they stopped calling non-peanut m&ms plain.

 

Fast forward to now and non-generations product has so many pricepoints that even Hasbro can't keep their own names straight anymore.

 


Edited by Shrug, 10 December 2017 - 06:42 PM.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 06:44 PM

Yeah, it's really unavoidable, "Basic" just doesn't sound like a positive selling point, it sounds like you're advertising what you're not getting there.

 

I've never experienced a pre-Legends/Deluxe/Voyager/Leader era, but Scout seems like nonsense to me. Basic makes much more sense. 

 

Voyager and Leader are fairly rubbish as well. But Basic and Deluxe go well together. 

 

Basic and Deluxe were coined together in Beast Wars, followed by Mega (Voyager-ish?), Ultra, Super (Leader-ish?), and eventually Supreme (still smaller than Titan) price points. 

 

"Voyager" and "Leader" don't make sense with "Deluxe", but they definitely fit into a theme with "Scout".

 

Edit: I'd personally accept In-Training ($10), Rookie ($20), Champion ($30), Ultimate ($50), and Mega ($150).


Edited by Copper Bezel, 10 December 2017 - 06:45 PM.

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 10 December 2017 - 06:54 PM

I really like Scout as a name over Legends, and hope it makes a comeback!

But the size whose name I find the silliest is Voyager. I mean when you really think about it how does Voyager relate to the size class? Bots who are bigger than a Deluxe are better at traveling? I guesss...? Doesnt really make sense.

Scout -> Deluxe -> Ultra -> Leader -> Titan
feels like a better progression imo. (or Mega instead of Ultra) If you want to keep the V and the made up class title sounding name, then maybe Vanguard or soemthing like that?

 

The notion that the proportions "don't fit Starscream's character" kind of strike me as odd because G1 Starscream has never had a design that fits his character. He's a sniveling, self-important character whose design comes from a robot designed to be a typical heroic robot, because that's what the Diaclone toy was designed as, and every design afterwards just adopted that. The only Starscream design that was designed towards what media classically associates with Starscream traits is Prime, and to a lesser extent Animated, which give him a silhouette that compliments how shifty and kraven he is.
 
POTP Prime just doubles down on G1 Starscream's powerful anime robot look, so essentially it just built off of what was already there.

 
Are you suggesting that shifty scientists can't hit the gym and get swole, bro?  :-P
 
no, I'm saying popular media tends not to associate those two things with each other when figuring out how to have character design reflect personality.
The way popular media tends to associate being shifty and villainous with being thin and effeminate is just standard queer coding. Like Prime Starscream even has heels! Lol
I like it when media does the opposite: the heroic looking dude (PotP and most G1 Starscreams) is secretly evil and backstabbing. I do wish they did more of its theoretical counterpart and not have every guy thats a hero be super hypermasculine and have a hero thats queer coded. That would be cool to see.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 06:56 PM

I hate saying "Legends Seaspray" and it being ambiguous, so I actually still say "Scout" sometimes, too. 

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:01 PM

I really like Scout as a name over Legends, and hope it makes a comeback!

But the size whose name I find the silliest is Voyager. I mean when you really think about it how does Voyager relate to the size class? Bots who are bigger than a Deluxe are better at traveling? I guesss...? Doesnt really make sense.

Scout -> Deluxe -> Ultra -> Leader -> Titan
feels like a better progression imo. (or Mega instead of Ultra) If you want to keep the V and the made up class title sounding name, then maybe Vanguard or soemthing like that?

Well, the first-ever Voyager was Classics Optimus Prime. It was a weird name, but kinda made sense in some stretchy way that associated larger vehicles with longer hauls. If there was scale in Transformers, it might make a kind of sense. 

 

And to think of it, RiD solves the problem going the other direction to get a set of size classes that work together coherently:

 

Scout -> Warrior -> Voyager -> Leader -> Titan


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 10 December 2017 - 07:04 PM

I like how Legion/Commander/Scout/Voyager/Leader all loosely imply a role. Not perfect by any means, but when you first jump into the brand it establishes something resembling order across all the billion+ toys floating about. Same with the factions, really... and add those two together and you can start off making rivalries. Even that cheap little gift toy automatically comes with a purpose!



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:12 PM

Every time I see UT Megatron's toy wiki page, I have to force myself to remember the difference between the Hasbro Super Class Energon toy and the Takara Ultra  Class Super Link toy. That page could really use a comparison image.

 

EDIT: Damn, I can't even remember which way it goes.


Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 10 December 2017 - 07:13 PM.

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#3894 Creedence

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:13 PM

Well, the first-ever Voyager was Classics Optimus Prime.

Voyager started with Cybertron.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:17 PM

I have to give them some credit for sticking to most of those class names since Cybertron. I also have to stop and giggle a bit at the fact that each "chapter" in the UT uses an entirely different scheme. = /


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 10 December 2017 - 07:25 PM

Galileo, Ganges, Defiant, Voyager, Enterprise. There we go. Now it makes sense as a size class.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:31 PM

Those aren't the class names for all of those ships, though! Defiant, Intrepid, Galaxy....


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:38 PM

Those aren't the class names for all of those ships, though! Defiant, Intrepid, Galaxy....

 

THANK YOU.

 

 

Edit: Technically, there IS an Enterprise Class, but being that it's the classification given to Constitution refits ala the Enterprise-A, it'd be between Defiant and Intrepid anyway.


Edited by MidnightFox, 10 December 2017 - 07:45 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:55 PM

There actually is a Ganges class in the Trek novels, plausible with canon. Christopher L. Bennett's current Enterprise novels establish that the unnamed "Warp Delta" class is named the "Ganges class". Get it? Cause the Ganges River has a great delta.

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Those aren't the class names for all of those ships, though! Defiant, Intrepid, Galaxy....

 

THANK YOU.

 

 

Edit: Technically, there IS an Enterprise Class, but being that it's the classification given to Constitution refits ala the Enterprise-A, it'd be between Defiant and Intrepid anyway.

 

I've never liked the idea that the refit Enterprise in TMP qualified for a different class name. I'm glad "Enterprise class" has never made it to being explicitly established in canon.


Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 10 December 2017 - 07:57 PM.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:21 PM

Heh, back in the Beast Wars days, neither myself nor any of my family knew that the Basics were called "Basics" (apparently we never bothered to read the price tags on the shelves), so we just called that size class "Non-Deluxe".


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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