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@  fourteenwings : (22 November 2019 - 07:32 AM)

"any employer-initiated termination can be countered with a wrongful termination lawsuit within three weeks" By golly gee I do wonder why employers are so keen to make sure they don't get sued.

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 07:01 AM)

It's basically the same as someone tricking you into signing a contract you have no need for. Smart employees with balls just respond to such an offer with "You want to terminate me? For what reason exactly?"

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 07:00 AM)

And on average, a wrongful termination lawsuit, though more of a strain for the employee, will often result in better conditions (worst case: a settlement fee; best case: employment reinstated by the court) than whatever nonsense the employer is putting in the termination agreement.

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 06:58 AM)

That's obviously complete bull. Under German law, any employer-initiated termination can be countered with a wrongful termination lawsuit within three weeks. A termination agreement... is a binding contract.

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 06:57 AM)

A very nasty tactic by many German employers: Inviting an employee to a talk out of the blue, suggesting that things don't look good and a termination (for whatever reason) is about to happen, but they're being "nice" and offer the employee a termination agreement to end the working relationship on "good terms".

@  Ashley : (22 November 2019 - 02:12 AM)

what manufacturer is that? I'm trying to find a US source

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 November 2019 - 10:22 PM)

https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/action-figures-and-playsets/other-action-figures-and-playsets/alien-queen/p/185041

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 November 2019 - 10:22 PM)

I've already found the best toy of 2020: a foot tall, fully articulated (20 points) Alien Queen for a fraction of what Neca or anyone else would charge

@  Telly : (21 November 2019 - 09:46 PM)

no minerva toys until i get my devcon :p

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Paladin keeps saying this every time they reveal another toy of an early character, including the first Earthrise reveals even though that had Micromasters.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 03:20 PM)

I'll concede the Titan Masters, but Magnus Prime is an existing mold, Liokaiser is a set of repaints, and Metalhawk is a repaint and prominently featured in IDW.

@  Cyoti : (21 November 2019 - 12:14 PM)

And Ginrai aka "Magnus Prime, Metalhawk, "Liokaiser", etc. The real characters that Warden actually doesn't know about are the late EuroUK characters like the Turbomasters/Predators

@  Sabrblade : (21 November 2019 - 11:06 AM)

Warden and Friends did give us a Lione (Sawback) and a Shuffler

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 07:26 AM)

Or prominently featured in IDW, or an easy repaint of an existing toy.

@  Paladin : (21 November 2019 - 07:12 AM)

was she in the first 3 seasons of the cartoon? If not then she's on no one's list because they don't think she exists.

@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  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.)


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#3921 Copper Bezel

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:54 AM

How to put it, it's not a feminine body type at all, but it's definitely a specific, recognizable body type that is described as effeminate in men. He's "willowy" and "waifish". Not a bad thing, I think it works very well with his character and contributes to a very memorable version of the character.
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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:00 AM

He's Robot Loki.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:01 AM

Yeah, every time I watch a Prime episode I think, "Wow, kids shows have come so far."


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:13 AM

How to put it, it's not a feminine body type at all, but it's definitely a specific, recognizable body type that is described as effeminate in men. He's "willowy" and "waifish". Not a bad thing, I think it works very well with his character and contributes to a very memorable version of the character.

 

Yeah pretty much this exactly. "Effeminate" not feminine. He lacks any of the "masculine" bulk that visually manifests itself as heroic or brave, making him seem cowardly by comparison to guys like Megatron and Optimus. Add in the curved spine, dangling arms, and animated, hooked fingers, and you get the duplicitous vibe. It's by far the best visual representation of his personality.

 

Other body types have the benefit of creating that false air of importance that he craves to display, but if you want to show what Starscream is at a glance, Prime Starscream does all of that. 


Edited by NightViper, 11 December 2017 - 11:14 AM.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:14 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.

He's very basically Nosferatu, which I think was the intent in the first place.


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#3926 LV!

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:16 AM

He looks like Doctor Smith sounds.

 

EDIT: Actually, I guess he ACTS like Dr Smith sounds. He looks like a cadaver. I would definitely pick "cadaverous" as my adjective for his motionless design.


Edited by LV!, 11 December 2017 - 11:19 AM.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:26 AM

About the size classes, did G1 or G2 even really have those at all?

I mean, weren't cassettes, Mini-vehicles, Throttlebots, and Combiner limbs all basically the same price point, but grouped by what they were, rather than how much?

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:30 AM

About the size classes, did G1 or G2 even really have those at all?

I mean, weren't cassettes, Mini-vehicles, Throttlebots, and Combiner limbs all basically the same price point, but grouped by what they were, rather than how much?

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Defined as you seem to be doing so, I thought it was already established (certainly among folks who edit the TFWiki) that size classes, as we know them today, were introduced with Beast Wars.



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:46 AM

About the size classes, did G1 or G2 even really have those at all?

I mean, weren't cassettes, Mini-vehicles, Throttlebots, and Combiner limbs all basically the same price point, but grouped by what they were, rather than how much?

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Size classes didn't technically exist until Beast Wars, when Wal-Mart apparently forced the issue.


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#3930 Nevermore

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 12:21 PM

About the size classes, did G1 or G2 even really have those at all?

I mean, weren't cassettes, Mini-vehicles, Throttlebots, and Combiner limbs all basically the same price point, but grouped by what they were, rather than how much?

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Depends on how you view "size classes" and "price points". Toys can be relesed in separate assortments despite technically being the same price pont.

G1 definitely did have separate assortments, which stores had to order individually. Every feature and "gimmick" was its own assortment, like Autobot Cars, Autobot Minicars (which became "Mini-Vehicles" in 1985), Decepticon Planes, Mini-Cassettes, Dinobots, Insecticons, Construticons, Triple Changers and so on.

During the first two years, Autobots and Decepticons each had their own separate dedicated assortments, with the first mixed faction assortments being the Mini-Cassettes, the Special Team Mini-Vehicles and the Special Team Large Vehicles in 1986.

Assortments continued all the way through G1 and G2. What Beast Wars did was finally streamline and standardize the price points, so there'd only be a smaller number of assortments retailers had to keep track of.

I wrote a brief summary here:
http://tfwiki.net/wi..._history_lesson

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 01:16 PM

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.

And speaking of a Starcream body visually representing his personality...well, Prime Starscream certainly wins there. 

 

Even though it's hard to sound whiny without a nose. 



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 02:19 PM

I remember hearing ( 0I think from commentary on the blu-ray) that Prime SS was designed after well...... a snake in the grass.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 02:41 PM

Yes, the character designer at first drew a big bulkier more traditional Starscream, but the producer argued that Starscream should have a sharp mind as his advantage, not a physically strong body, so he asked for a more snake-like Screamer. The character designer then did a loose sketch of a snake and drew Starscream's overall shape on top of it.



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:25 PM

Yes, the character designer at first drew a big bulkier more traditional Starscream, but the producer argued that Starscream should have a sharp mind as his advantage, not a physically strong body, so he asked for a more snake-like Screamer. The character designer then did a loose sketch of a snake and drew Starscream's overall shape on top of it.

 

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:38 PM

Hey, whatever works. Prime Starscream is my favorite top-to-bottom interpretation of the idea of Starscream, so clearly several right things were done in the visual design and character development and certainly the casting.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:45 PM

We would be in a better place visually all around if people were more open to more personified character design! So many Soundwave toys that end up mind-numbingly boring thanks to "well the g1 guy was a stack of squares too so..."



#3937 Tyranno

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:51 PM

For good or ill, Prime Starscream is more or less a Transformer version of this guy

 

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 05:24 PM

Hey, whatever works. Prime Starscream is my favorite top-to-bottom interpretation of the idea of Starscream, so clearly several right things were done in the visual design and character development and certainly the casting.

 

It's so weird to remember Steve Blum can do things other than the Steve Blum Voice.



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 05:29 PM

I never understood why he gets stigmatized over that when other voice actors' voices are just as distinctly the same person. I love Peter Cullen, but his most well known roles are Evil!Optimus Prime (Venger), Bored!Optimus Prime (Eeyore), and Actually Optimus Prime.

 

It all WORKS, of course. It comes down to inflection and emotional range more so than whether or not you can be a vocal chameleon. Not that that's not impressive, it's just not something every voice actor can be.

 

Anyway.

 

Robot toys.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 05:49 PM

Heh, never heard of Vengar before.  Had to Youtube it.  That sure is eeeeevil optimus alright.  


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