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@  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.

@  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.


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 12:04 PM

 

The content creators got sophisticated enough to distribute themselves.


Uh, no...? I mean, publishing and distribution of home video copies or whatever are by media conglomerates rather than the animation studios themselves.

 

exactly, HG tried to do both, and the other animation companies know WHO knows how to distribute better.


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 12:44 PM

I just want to know if this will help or hurt the chance of getting a good Legioss toy.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:50 AM

I just want to know if this will help or hurt the chance of getting a good Legioss toy.

This will help so much.  Tatsunoko can direct market to the US


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:14 AM

HG has never been a creator...just a "right place at the right time" company.  When going up against actual content creators, it was just a matter of time before they would get squashed.  The content creators got sophisticated enough to distribute themselves.


HG was a creator once. Carl Macek and the Jacks McKinney did solid work, even if it's not the kind of thing you'd do today. But the last of them quit over 20 years ago.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 11:02 PM

LBD, the story on this was that Speed Racer Enterprises' contact with Tatsunoko concerning Mach Go Go Go expired in May 2011, which means they had a right to sue DiC for Speed Racer X.  However, SRE continued to distribute the license after that, giving sub-licenses to other companies like Lions Gate and Toonz Entertainment.  The next year, the two companies settled, resulting in Tatsunoko getting full rights back and putting it on lockdown. Even Allegory was frustrated that they made new comics after the license expired (which caused the cancellation of the Circle of Vengance series).



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

I don't understand all the hate for Harmony Gold regarding Jetfire. They paid for the exclusive rights to something, and fought to maintain it.

Hasbro would do the same thing if Mattel released action figures that looked like Optimus Prime.

It's just a part of the system/game.

It's part of the larger history with Harmony Gold. 
 
If they even think that someone is infringing on their intellectual property, they send out the lawyers. 
 
It's straight-up fatigue at this point. 

Isnt that how most companies operate?

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

I don't understand all the hate for Harmony Gold regarding Jetfire. They paid for the exclusive rights to something, and fought to maintain it.

Hasbro would do the same thing if Mattel released action figures that looked like Optimus Prime.

It's just a part of the system/game.

It's part of the larger history with Harmony Gold. 
 
If they even think that someone is infringing on their intellectual property, they send out the lawyers. 
 
It's straight-up fatigue at this point. 

Isnt that how most companies operate?

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 03:28 PM


Not to the aggressively stupid level and unfocused bredth, not to mention the frequently unsupportable cases that HG tries to go for.

-ZacWilliam, trust us, we know normal and reasonable in these cases, HG is generally neither and then combines that with a number of other seperate fan-alienating flaws.
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 10:47 PM

 

It's part of the larger history with Harmony Gold. 

 
If they even think that someone is infringing on their intellectual property, they send out the lawyers. 
 
It's straight-up fatigue at this point. 

Isnt that how most companies operate?

 

Not to the aggressively stupid level and unfocused bredth, not to mention the frequently unsupportable cases that HG tries to go for.

-ZacWilliam, trust us, we know normal and reasonable in these cases, HG is generally neither and then combines that with a number of other seperate fan-alienating flaws.

 

Yup, Harmony Gold has a legendary record of bad PR with the Macross fandom. Think I exaggerate? Talk to any Macross discussion space and you will get the same answer.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:22 AM

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:11 PM

Harmony Gold might have already lost what they had of Macross:

https://www.reddit.c...us_licence_for/

https://www.reddit.c...ce_for/dn0aoot/

 

I hope it's true, HG have acted truly appallingly with regards the Macross franchise since 2000, when they renewed their copyright to Macross and started issuing takedown notices to stores selling Macross toys.

 

They were pretty dormant up to then, which is why domestic releases of Macross II and Plus managed to get through during that time (7 was skipped due to the costs to license all the songs in the series).

 

In fact, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the final Macross production officially released in the U.S. in the form of Macross Plus: The Movie. It's amazing to think that, regardless of the end product, 2002's Macross Zero, featuring one of the series' most popular characters in a prequel story, was almost tailor-made to be released as an R1 release, yet no one could ever touch it due to HG, and even that was 15 years ago.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:43 PM

The video linked in the first article merely said that the rights could be revoked in 2021, which is the same info, as in the original post of this thread.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:56 PM

There's a Battletech group I'm on where this is being talked about. 

 

The decision in question appears to be some sort of bit about legal fees and other fees owed between HG and Tatsunoko, so it's not actually anything yet. 

 

But we can hope it's a first start. 

 

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As more material comes out people are discussing it further. I imagine that in a few hours folks will have the details all teased out. 


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 01:32 AM

Hasbro should celebrate that year by releasing "Pirate Strike Jetfire," a yellow, black and white redeco of T30 Leader Jetfire

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:23 AM

Oh wow can this really be happening?!


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 01:25 PM

Hasbro should celebrate that year by releasing "Pirate Strike Jetfire," a yellow, black and white redeco of T30 Leader Jetfire

 

That would be twisted and evil and I'm all for it.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 01:59 PM

Hasbro should celebrate that year by releasing "Pirate Strike Jetfire," a yellow, black and white redeco of T30 Leader Jetfire


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:55 PM

Hasbro should celebrate that year by releasing "Pirate Strike Jetfire," a yellow, black and white redeco of T30 Leader Jetfire

The "Skull Squadron" markings are ripped from the actual United States Navy's Jolly Roger Squadron, so Hasbro could have done Jolly Roger Squadron markings any time before now and HG couldn't have done a blessed thing about it. 



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:23 PM

 

Hasbro should celebrate that year by releasing "Pirate Strike Jetfire," a yellow, black and white redeco of T30 Leader Jetfire

The "Skull Squadron" markings are ripped from the actual United States Navy's Jolly Roger Squadron, so Hasbro could have done Jolly Roger Squadron markings any time before now and HG couldn't have done a blessed thing about it.

HG has never let a lack of any actual grounds or chance of success stop them from suing someone.

 

Also, looking at the Wikipedia page for the real squadron you're talking about, they only switched to F-14s the year after Macross premiered, and their markings on older planes don't look all that close to Skull Squadron's.



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 01:10 AM

If anybody owns the Jolly Roger it's hugging pirates


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