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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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#21 Confuzor

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:05 PM

Gonna need to see it in the context of the show.

Getting a weird Frog vibe from Mike and Leo. The changing of the weapons kinda makes sense to a degree. The G1 cartoon took Mike's nunchaku and replaced them witha grappling hook. I can see why they gave Raph tonfas for a similar reason. Still brutally violent but not stabby violent.

Donnie's whole thing here is looking odd to me. He seems like hes being suspended by the hover thing wrapped arpund his shoulders. But he's got his legs crossed like he's sitting on something.

Edit: woof! That Splinter is going to take some getting used to.

Edit 2: http://ew.com/tv/ris...les/april-oneilthe turtles are actually each a different species of turtle. Thats pretty cool (explaining Leo's decorations)

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:27 PM

Watched the reveal stream on facebook.. Not much more new info other than each one of the turtles are different species.

 

Raph - Snapping turtle and de facto leader of the group

 

Leo - Red Eared Turtle and more of a snarky overconfident one

 

Donny - Soft shelled turtle, Less into bio sciences and more into tech and coding, creates battle shells for himself, some possibly with their own personality (probably opening up for a new Metalhead)

 

Mikey - Box Turtle, more of an artist but still the youngest and most innocent of the group. Likes to tag his shell with stickers, can possibly retreat fully into his shell unlike the others.

 

Didn't get much for Splinter and April. Splinter sounds like he's going to be less active than the 2012 series if what Bauza's jokes during the stream can be counted on for his personality. And other than seeing April with her glowing energy bat we didn't really get any background info.


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 12:10 AM

...Wrong thread, guys.


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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 02 February 2018 - 12:40 AM

Putting this here rather then the other thread: Okay, right now I think we are more or less in an 'First image of Transformers Animated' period, and that these all might look and work much better in motion... but man those are some ugly designs, especially Splinter who looks kinda rabid...


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:39 AM

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:00 AM

Not sure what to think of the glowy weapons.


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:06 AM

The colors and dynamic 2D-ness of it remind me of the 2003 series, with the brightness and glowing weapons especially evoking the "Fast Forward" sixth season, while the art style itself (as others mentioned in the other TMNT thread) calls to mind the likes of Animated and its ilk.


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"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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 02 February 2018 - 02:48 PM

Splinter...

What have they DONE to you!?

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:13 PM

Yeah, this is very... interesting... but there’s nothing here I’m prepared to totally write off at this early point.

Except Splinter. Yiiiiikes.

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:44 PM

Well if the title of this thread could be changed it would probably cause less confusion. Otherwise I don't know why we needed to split them in the first place. It's not like the '87 or 4Kids series were ever considered off topic.



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:13 PM

The separate thread already exists.  Even if anybody doesn't personally like it, there's no reason to deliberately muck them up.

 

Changed the thread title for clarity.


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 08:00 AM

Where are people seeing Splinter?

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 08:02 AM

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 08:52 AM

I like it actually.  :)


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:20 AM

For some reason I'm getting a very Don Bluth vibe from that Splinter.


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:35 AM

For some reason I'm getting a very Don Bluth vibe from that Splinter.


I had the same thought. Mist remind me of The Secret of Nimh.

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:41 AM

TMNT has always been odd for me in that despite being one of my earliest fandoms I've always been fairly loose with it later in life. I tried going all in with the first Nick show but burned out sometime in season 2 (only finished that season because I got the chance to interview Ciro and thus needed to have my facts straight).

 

This is getting a lot of hate but my reaction is...eh. Consider we have just had a show which despite doing some new things was by its creator's admission trying to keep things classic. The four brothers, the Splinter vs Shredder feud, etc. Coming right after that this show has to do something different or there's no point. Heck, Nick did that whole series of shorts which was basically pilots for new takes on the TMNT (A nostalgia driven parody, mecha turtles, etc).

 

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 11:11 AM

I don't hate it, but I am fully apathetic about it. 

 

I mean I applaud the attempt to do something different, but it doesn't do anything for me. Maybe as the series go along they can tighten up some of the character designs as I actually kind of like some of the ideas but the execution is... a little rough.



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Posted 03 February 2018 - 11:40 AM

Hate that Raph is leader. Yeah, looks like Fast Forward cuz of the weapons.

Kinda cool that TMNT is doing awesome. 2003 was great. Nick was great. Dunno about this but they seem confident.

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 11:51 AM

I really like Mikey's meteor hammer.
Raph is a bit Hulk-like for my tastes, and the costumes are a little bit busy, but otherwise I love the designs and art style. I was afraid of a homogeneous Flash cartoon look, but this looks a lot closer to Animated.
Raph being the leader is interesting. It's cool to have a new dynamic, but at the same time I wonder what they're gonna do with Leo - "Leonardo leads" is basically his whole deal.
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