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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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#3901 unitremover

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:31 PM

Lil Buddies > Standard Size Pals > Tall Ones > Large & In Charges > Big Ol' Boys

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:32 PM

I kinda wish the Deluxes would adopt the "Warrior" name from RID (even though it's not quite the same thing).



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:38 PM

It's time Hasbro renamed that class to Warluxe.


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:58 PM

Warlocks class


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:15 PM

We're more likely to get something like Hasbro changing the name of the Leader class to Prime class. Then the show after Cyberverse will end up named Prime: The Transformers.

So you can buy your Prime class Prime: The Transformers Optimus Prime and display it with you Transformers Prime: Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime.

Edited by Shrug, 10 December 2017 - 11:16 PM.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:34 PM

Tall, Grande, Venti, Trenta.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 01:13 AM

 

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

Legends Legends Seapsray (Seaspray).

 


That one works better with Skrapnel.

 

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Then all we'd need would be a Hunter class and we'd be set!



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 01:21 AM

Energon Energon Energon Strongarm.

 

(Energon was inconsistent about the names of its size classes, but the ones most people called "Basics" were called "Energon Class" in at least one catalogue.)



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 01:32 AM

 

 

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

Legends Legends Seapsray (Seaspray).

 


That one works better with Skrapnel.

 

Warlocks class


Then all we'd need would be a Hunter class and we'd be set!

 

Shrapnel was sold under the Transformers Adventure label though!



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 03:09 AM

Haven't seen anyone post this here.

 

 

Hasbro really really really needs to hire better photographers (or at least someone who knows how to pose these toys well), because Rodimus looks so much better in this video. :love

 

Also, the stickers continue to be glaring in their tackiness. And of course, the biggest ones have been applied over hinges that fold into each other, ensuring tearing on the first transformation. :wtf


Edited by Demovere Xeno, 11 December 2017 - 03:10 AM.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:06 AM

I cannot wait for Rodimus Unicronus Nimbus Maximus.


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#3912 Tyranno

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 05:09 AM

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.

 

 

Yeah, that's unfortunately true about Prime Starscream.

 

But I dunno if I'd call what the other stuff does with Starscream's G1 design much of a juxtaposition. It's treated more as just how Starscream's looks. He's just this evil jet robot who happens to share colors with every main Gundam ever and the American flag and they never really exploit the contrast.

 

It'd be nice if they did, though.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 05:45 AM

The video makes it look like Hot Rod is red while the Rodimus parts are a darker maroon. Normally I'd be all for that but it's leaving those combined mode shoulders looking a little weird.

The biceps look to be nylon, so I thought maybe that was the difference at first. But those Rodimus forearms sure look to be darker as well. And they're ABS plastic.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:05 AM

Yeah, that color mismatch was a surprise. Maybe it'll be less evident in person and the camera sensor or even just the lighting are exaggerating the differences.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:24 AM

Rogue Class > Wizard Class > Cleric Class > Fighter Class

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:24 AM

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:19 AM

Lower class, Middle class, Upper class, Upper class twit


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:33 AM

Lot of class warfare going on in this thread.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:33 AM

Prime Starscream might have effeminate mannerisms but there's nothing effeminate about his design. His torso is pretty much an inverted triangle, he has no hips at all, and his hands reach down to his knees. He's basically shaped like a vertically stretched He-Man.



#3920 NightViper

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:47 AM

I think Slipstream ended up proving that. No matter the sexy legs and stilettos, she's not really a traditional feminine shape at all.





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