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@  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.

@  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


Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 03:06 PM

I feel this series is either head down the Transformers Animated route with most fans initial hatred being replaced  by the fun it brings, or it'll be a garbage fire of trying to be hip and new and fail the franchise completely. There is probably a middle ground between but knowing the internet it'll be one way or the other.


Looking back it's not easy for me to call any of the cartoons bad so far. The 87 series was really goofy and toy shilling but was always fun, until the grimdark red skies episodes and even than I enjoyed the show for trying something new after years of the rinse, wash, and repeat of Turtles stopping Shredder and Krang from using the Technodrome.


The 2003 series seems like the closest we'll get to the classic comics in some ways and still has the best Shredder in Ch'rell. Things may have jumped the shark later on with everything past the Mystic Ninja season, but even then the tone of the series always kept about the same regardless.


The 2012 series had fun with the old while bringing in it's new touches. April got a much better role than ever before in the series, and Karai's backstory was a great touch to bring more into the series. But sometimes I think they went a bit far on their gross out moments for a kids show. And while I love the character as it played out through the series, Ice Cream Kitty? Who came up with some of these ideas :D But I hate to say it but it also probably had the best overall cast, but considering the multiple legacy cameos, guest stars of note and more it's hard to give the older series a hard time about it.


That gets me thinking. So far I'm not really enthused about Rise's cast. But on that note which version of each main character is your favorite.


Leo - While I do really like all of the 2012 series actors, I believe 2003's Michael Sinterniklaas had the best overall. These days Cam Clarke's Leo voice is too high pitch for me, and the rotation between Biggs to Green while not bad never seemed as good as the Leo in the 2003 series.


Raph - Sean clinches this one. Love Rob Paulsen but Raph was never really the tough guy in the old cartoon and while Greg Abbey did pretty good in the 2003 series, he always went a bit too much on the accent, which granted they live in New York, but I hate stereotypical accents. Sean Laid off it mostly and was a damn good Raph. The Tough guy that cared more than he let on.


Donny - Man it's probably a tie between Paulsen's April crushing and Sam Riegel's brain of brains. Really it's tough because Donny has always been my favorite. I like Riegel's voice much better but he rarely showed more than being the brainy one, while Paulsen's higher pitched voice grates on me a bit but got more to do than be the tech guy this time. Being both only tech guy and the high pitched voice rules out Barry immediately.


Mikey - Gotta go with Cipes. I love all three Mikeys but Cipes was the balance between the 80's and 2003 version to me and I think he pulled it off the best.


Splinter - Hoon Lee hands down. Love all three versions of cartoon Splinter but Hoon had the best story behind him and sounded the most natrual. 80's Splinter was mostly the chill mentor most of the time, and the 2003 series tried too hard making him sound old. Sadly I think Bauza maybe heading down the same way as the 2003 series.


April - While I do love Mae Whitman's April, I got to go with Veronica Taylor's 2003 April. While mostly being the Turtles Girl in the Chair most of the time, she still was a pretty strong character most of the time. That and I liked the relationship between her and Casey more here.


Casey - right off the bat 80's Casey is written off with only being a minor recurring nutball. That being said, while I do like the character in the 2003 series more, 2012's Josh Peck wasn't trying so hard to sound like a New Yorker.


And Shredder - It's tough to choose. but 2003 Shredders voice sounds so menacing I gotta go with Scott Rayow between all his Shredder appearances in the series. I like Kevin Michael Richardson and he does so well in 2012's series but between Shredders downfall in the later seasons and hearing his voice everywhere else in other series sounding so similar it sometimes blurs characters together for me. But gotta give props at least to James Avery. May not of been a great villainous Shredder but he was always a gret part of a comedy routine.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:29 PM

I dig the new designs. While they'll definitely take getting used to after 5 years of the 2012 CGI, they seem wild and dynamic and there's some clever character ideas that I'm excited to see executed.

The "Wolverine and the X-Men"-ish "we made the badass rebel guy the leader" is the weirdest thing about this to me, but there's tons of story potential in that and I hope to see it done.

Splinter I actually like, there's a bit of a Shifu vibe to him this way.

Most of all I enjoy the impotent fan wailing at designs that aren't The 80s All Over Again.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:36 PM

I am... less than impressed with this new direction.





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Posted 09 February 2018 - 02:20 PM

With those glasses, April reminds me of a former employee of mine's wife.


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:36 PM

Seen the images of the new looks to the turtles and I'm not impressed, it looks like Turtles is going the way a lot of modern cartoon shows are going, to deep into the goofy look. I tried the 2012 series but after a couple of eps, I pretty much gave up on it, I felt like the show lost the mojo of the 2003 series which made it great, it seems to try and recreate that feel but failed as they added in bad humour that felt forced instead of natural, not to mention I didn't like the look of the Shedder in it, the 2003 verison really felt like a credible threat to the turtles, plus kind of scary creepy with the full body armour thing and those red eyes, where's the other cartoon ones, nowhere near as intimidating, plus the whole alien thing made the charater more intersting to me, back in the 2003 series, I never could really get into the original TV series when it was on TV, aside from the fact I never knew what time of day it was on, when I saw some of the later eps of the show, fighting against that alien dude (not Krang), things just felt off, yet I was never able to really put my finger on it and mind you I never knew about the comics until sometime after the 2003 show appeared and I thought it was the same show that been on TV when I was younger.


Anyway, regards to this modern series coming, I'll give it a shot but I got this feeling I'll end up not bothering to watch it.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:45 PM

Ironically, I don't think I saw this until just earlier.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:00 PM

Ya I heard about Cena voicing Baron whateverhisnamewillbe, but didn’t really think much of it. Never been much of s wrestling guy past the Hulkamania era. Plus no art to look at yet.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:52 PM

A shame that we can't see him. 




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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:01 AM

A shame that we can't see him. 
Goodnight, everybody!

Yay, you made the joke after I made the joke. ;P

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:58 AM

Toy reveals are up for Rise.... ow, just ow.

Besides not translating to 3 dimensions well at all we got a few more characters revealed.

April comes with a weird cat or chihuahua called Mayhem

An Origami Ninja which looks to be the basic foot soldier disposable henchman

And Meat Sweats......looks like a psycho butcher mutated into a giant pig man with a tenderizer hammer with a bone for a handle.

As far as the turtles themselves Raph’s proportions are not good, and Splinter is so short and stubby. All the turtles weapons seem to be using the glowing energy effects seen in the artwork except Leo’s one big sword. Even April’s baseball bat has the green energy effect.

April is also without the glasses she was seen with in the artwork.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:45 PM

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:53 PM

I'm still not sold on the designs for this series... I think I might be less sold on them now then I was before...

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:20 AM

I like them, I get a Transformers Animated feel when I see them. That's how I am approaching the series, hopefully its just as good or a good approximation.




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Posted 20 February 2018 - 12:11 AM

So is April wielding some sort of magical bat or.. i dunno what. The art kinda makes it look like shes causally floating while leaning back.


This is an.. odd departure from the norm.

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 09:30 PM

Based on that trailer, I'm thinking it's a pass for me. I do hope orhers enjoy it though as it will help the franchise.

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:06 PM

Animation certainly looks lively and fun.


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 11:41 PM

I agree with Randy. This looks fun so I'm going to give it a go.


Had I been dissuaded by the initial pictures/first glace of Animated, I would have missed out on some of my favorite TF fiction of all time.




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Posted 21 April 2018 - 02:42 PM

Nothing wrong with being different. We have three TMNT series already that all have their strengths and weaknesses. But I just don't want a turn like CN did to Teen Titans, Powerpuff Girls and somewhat Ben 10 (more just the animation on Ben)

Those suck and so will this.

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