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@  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

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

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#1361 Powered Convoy

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 06:41 AM

Gotta love his stance and presence.

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 07:37 AM

Somebody should take those designers out to the zoo because holy crap that looks like somebody on their hands in a bad halloween costume.


Like, jeez, now I feel bad for making fun of Gaogaigar's lion. 

Edited by unluckiness, 15 June 2019 - 07:39 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:06 AM

Robot mode looks pretty nice and I agree with Powered Convoy about the stance and presence.  Lion mode, however, is bizarre.  The head (at least from the angle in the photo) reminds me of the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz.  

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:21 AM

I mean, Blackarachnia already made it clear that they do not give hug one about the beast mode if it interferes with the robot, so this is consistent.


It'd be super cool if this was an indication that they might do other JBW characters in the future, but you and I both know it means they might do Big Convoy one day and absolutely nothing else. As it stands, I don't care about either of those guys. Show me a Galvatron, though, and I will have some money for you.

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:21 AM

I don't actually hate the lion mode ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Granted that might just be because I've been watching BWII so whatevs.




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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:38 AM

Well the lion is clearly the anime seeing. So it was bound to look that way.


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:42 AM

They drag everyone else out for months with silhouettes and unpainted protos and then just be like "Here's an entire Lio Convoy".

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:53 AM

I actually kind of like that lion mode. I got used to the original, and this is better than that.

Still has the entire lion foreleg hanging off the forearms, but now those forelegs aren't a single piece of hollow plastic. That will be awkward.

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:00 AM

Gotta love his stance and presence.

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Gotta love that typical Asian toy photographer head-down-crotch-out pose!


I like it, but I already have the original. And since it actually looks like it follows the original transformation (other than the magic lion head), I have no need for this. I predict that this might not do so well. It's an MP figure of a character that not many people outside Japan have any connection to.

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:33 AM

It depends if you think "people outside of Japan" are a meaningful proportion of Takara's audience.

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM

Reaction on TFW is surprisingly positive.

I think a lot of non-Japanese may have some affection for him as their first Japanese import.


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:40 AM

Bingo. Lio Convoy might be the very first Japanese Transformer I purchased. I really regret selling him. Im very excited for this.
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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:44 AM

A lion head turning itself inside out so it looks like a lion head sure is something.


Also this pic cracks me up:


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:48 AM





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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:51 AM

I mean, I think he looks awesome? He'll probably cost like 200 dollars but he looks pretty great.

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 10:06 AM

I think you might be aiming a little low in this modern era of pricing.


He looks neat, but thank gob - an MP I don't need to buy!


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 10:11 AM

Well that looks rather silly and, yet, somewhat regal - as an Optimus Prime-alike that transforms into a white lion probably should, I guess.

Glad as I am that he has the cartoon lion face, I really would rather they just stuck with that one in both modes.

A lion head turning itself inside out so it looks like a lion head sure is something.

Cheetor crammed the cheetah face behind a cheetah face in the pursuit of accuracy, so I would struggle to be surprised in this case.

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 10:29 AM

As you could probably imagine: I am excited.


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 11:04 AM


Gotta love his stance and presence.

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Gotta love that typical Asian toy photographer head-down-crotch-out pose!




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Also hype . . . if it isn't $600 with INSTANT FRACTURE ACTION PLASTIC and Free-spinning Waist Articulation

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 01:56 PM


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