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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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#2061 Spark

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 04:38 PM

If the Bay movies didn't exist, people would just be bitching that Bumblebee raped their childhoods instead.  These things are relative.


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 05:26 PM

"EPIC FAIL"

"This Bumblebee movie is too childish and not like the original 1985 movie"



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:25 PM

"EPIC FAIL"

"This Bumblebee movie is too childish and not like the original 1985 movie"

 

"Why'd they make Spike a Chick? Everyone knows Transformers is a BOYS line."

"They can't even get the Decepticons right. Everyone knows only Astrotrain, Blitzwing and Octane were triple changers. Give us the real Triple Changers, not these nobodies."

"Ugh, why they wasting so much time on this human shit? Everyone knows people only come to Transformers for the Robots. Just remove the humans all together and do an epic movie on Cybertron! It'll do 10 times this crap fest did."


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 11:51 AM

Were they supposed to be triple changers or are these live-action Transformers just supposed to be able to change their alt-forms on the fly?



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 11:53 AM

They were specifically called triple changers in various articles/interviews from the studio. Including one article where someone (maybe even Knight?) said they were the first live-action triple changers - completely forgetting about Drift presumably.


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 11:59 AM

I wish they'd given Blitzwing a more appropriate color scheme.  I thought he was supposed to be Starscream until I read otherwise.


Edited by Pale Rider, 05 June 2019 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:48 PM

If the Bay movies didn't exist, people would just be bitching that Bumblebee raped their childhoods instead.  These things are relative.

Really, now I'm imagining a darkest timeline where we didn't get a live-action Transformers movie until after the franchise went all "we're a nostalgia property," and it came out the way other nostalgic properties' live-action movie adaptations always seem, where half of it is excruciating jokes about how they're cars, isn't that CRAAAAZY! and there's a scene about how they all hated Wheelie.

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 11:47 AM

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 06:25 PM

Well I finally sat down and watched the movie, honestly, it could of been better, I have a few nick picks about this film, mainly around the first few scenes of the movie,:

First off, the Cybertron scene, mainly the Autobots flight into space, I do not like the comet style launch and arrival to Earth.

 

No 2: Optimus tells BB he has to establish a base and protect the Earth, I'm thinking, exactly how can he establish a base without any resources beyond the pod that just vanishes between the time he leaves Cybertron and arrives on Earth, exactly how is he meant to protect Earth, its a BIG planet.

 

No 3: BB arrival on Earth, setting aside the chances of encountering miltray people out training in the woods, what kind of mentialty has the soldiers shoot first and ask questions later when it comes to an alien who just crash landed and they seen him crash land, they simply start attacking which doesn't say much for soldiers and their commander, only later do they try talking.

 

No 4: I know this movie was planned as a prequel to the original live action film, the film ending just screws up everything established in that film, such as Optimus arriving on Earth, the arrival of the other Autobots unless those Autobots are the ones presented in AOE but Prime's presance is questionable:

 

No 5: The cons hooked themselves up to everything for a short time, surely they could of located information on Megatron during their serach, barriers meant to keep them out of certain systems could be easily broken through considering they are FAR more advanced than us, or is everything related to Megatron's existance kept off the grid, including phones?

 

No 6: Cliffjumper's death, why are they killing him, he could just be Bee 124 or Bee 125, no need to give him a serious name if he going to die as cannon slaughter, much like Blitzwing, he didn't need to be named if he just there to die without any real character development, he not Waspinator who was always getting trashed

 

No 7: They keep saying Earth, how the hell does Optimus even know what the beings of the chosen planet even call their planet before he even been there? I would personally just use a bunch of numbers as a means of ID the planet, because for we know, they could call Earth something like "Slartibartfast!"

 

Overall, BB movie is good, better than the Bay films but not prefect, I do like them taking up the G1 basic look, it makes the bots look so much better and more like they are ready to fight an actual war, the previous desgins look more like they are just going around naked or easy to kill with a single shot instead of beings fighting a terrible war.


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:55 PM

Presumably in the Cybertron sequence at the start, Optimus is speaking Cybertronian and it's translated for our benefit. OTOH Bumblebee's HUD has the word "Localization" on it once he gets to Earth, which implies that Transformers know about the planet and have enough information that they can understand and speak Earth languages already.

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 08:31 PM

I just assumed that Optimus had done some research about Earth beforehand when he was looking to pick a planet for the Autobots to retreat to, learning the planet's name when he learned of the planet's existence in the first place.


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 10:16 PM

No 3: BB arrival on Earth, setting aside the chances of encountering miltray people out training in the woods, what kind of mentialty has the soldiers shoot first and ask questions later when it comes to an alien who just crash landed and they seen him crash land, they simply start attacking which doesn't say much for soldiers and their commander, only later do they try talking.

 

thats...pretty much the standard (cliche) in these kind of movies


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 10:36 PM

Yeah, especially this movie. It's not just set in the eighties, it's clearly homaging many of the classic 80's tropes/cliches.


 
 
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Posted 27 September 2019 - 12:13 AM

They also thought they were under attack, and during the Cold War when tensions between nations were pretty unstable.


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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 30 September 2019 - 01:25 PM

I'm also convinced that we're seeing a sloppy transition between re-shoot and original.

Like, I'm guessing the original "this is a prequel to the Bayverse" script started with S7 actively hunting Bumblebee already on Earth. They find him and it turns into a chase sequence.

Then TLK bombed, and this became a soft reboot. New scenes were written and filmed, including the S7 team screwing around with airsoft guns and getting interrupted, and it very suddenly turns into a chase sequence (in which Bee is inexplicably a jeep that wasn't visible elsewhere in the scene).

(I reiterate that all the other continuity-breaking scenes involved Transformers alone [the battle on Cybertron, Shatter & Dropkick finding Cliffjumper, and the Autobots arriving on Earth], meaning that no other actors or locations would've been needed for re-shoots.)

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 07:46 AM

The DVD features the original opening sequence, and it's very much that. It starts with Bee just being hunted, no opening on Cybertron. His dialogue implies he's been on Earth for a while.

 

Also iirc the producer Lorenzo said that the post-credits scene with Optimus and the protoforms was added late in production after test audiences seemed to want more closure for Bee, so they decided that a scene of Bee reuniting with his "family" to contrast with the main human character also reuniting with her family properly would be a nice way to wrap up, so it definitely happened late in production.



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:29 AM

Yeah, the opening scene of the film as released makes hilariously little sense when you stop and think about it. Bumblebee just happens to crash-land next to the soldiers, and the soldiers just happen to have a bunch of Humvees pre-equipped with gigantic harpoon guns, but also a single outdated Jeep.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:32 AM

It's goofy, but hey, at least it's goofy in an 80's cartoon sort of way. ;)


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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.

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 01 October 2019 - 02:05 PM

Really took me out of the movie about a clumsy VW robot and sad mechanic girl.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 02:52 PM

No 4: I know this movie was planned as a prequel to the original live action film, the film ending just screws up everything established in that film, such as Optimus arriving on Earth, the arrival of the other Autobots unless those Autobots are the ones presented in AOE but Prime's presance is questionable:


I just watched the movie the other night as well. I already knew about "Optimus Prime shows up at the end" and was waiting for it. Not knowing exactly how that would unfold, I had expected that he would appear during the final fight scene.
Is there any ancillary media that specifically states that the truck on the bridge at the end is actually Optimus Prime? Taking the movie alone by itself, there is nothing to say this.

I think it having been reshot is a problem in many ways. The Sector 7 OC scene being one. IMO they should have removed all Sector 7 references in the audio. The reason I think this is because there is no introduction to what Sector 7 is. It is the same as the previous movies, but there an introduction isn't needed since it was in TF07.

Also not remembering that the green "seeker" in the Cybertron battle scenes was supposed to be Armada Thrust, I had thought it was Thunderwing.

And lastly, they have made some better strides to deliver a TF movie that we all like... but I still feel they can also make one that actually has the TFs as the main characters instead of the humans. Even this movie, where the title is "Bumblebee" has a human as the main character. It is funny, since they don't sell toys for the main characters in the live action movies, but the side and background characters.
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