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@  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".

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

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

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

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?


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#1481 Powered Convoy

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 10:23 PM

It's finicky for sure.

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 04:23 PM

Damn, Prime looks like a chunkmonster in that video.  

Backpack electronics were a mistake.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 10:09 PM

Hopefully V4 fixes that.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 10:37 AM

At the low low price of a second mortgage on your house


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Posted 25 June 2019 - 07:12 PM

Official pics of Ghostbusters Optimus from Hasbro.
https://www.dropbox....vQ2gBhytJa?dl=0

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 10:15 PM

Got an email from TakaraTomy Mall with a link to MP-19+ Smokescreen's page.
https://takaratomyma...438/?mm190703tf

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 03:13 PM

And honestly, if they're not going to get transformed or played with on a regular basis, you shouldn't even need the primer. Krylon Fusion should adhere just fine.


 
 
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Posted 09 July 2019 - 01:43 PM

https://www.facebook...291495887614030

 

Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-8 Megatron is out in Hong Kong.

 

https://www.tfw2005....retail.1176745/

 

And in Québec, Canada.

 

Unboxing video by Kevin Liu in Taiwan:

 


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 01:55 PM

Also shipping from Entertainment Earth in the US.
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Posted 09 July 2019 - 09:56 PM

Saw one in Vancouver, B.C., last week. I assumed it was out a bunch of places already.

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 12:57 PM

TFW2005 users are claiming that this tweet from TakaraTomy is an indication of an upcoming Masterpiece Rattle (Rattrap).

 

https://twitter.com/...739861945487360

 

https://www.tfw2005....nbound.1177442/


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 01:11 PM

Much like I don't believe that's what those tweets are about, I don't think I'll ever believe that Rattrap's Japanese name is "Rattle" and not "Rattor".



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 02:16 PM

Much like I don't believe that's what those tweets are about, I don't think I'll ever believe that Rattrap's Japanese name is "Rattle" and not "Rattor".

Why? His name isn't ラター. There's sometimes spelling weirdness (mostly in G1), but ラトル wouldn't correlate at all with how English speakers would pronounce "Rattor".

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 02:22 PM

 

Much like I don't believe that's what those tweets are about, I don't think I'll ever believe that Rattrap's Japanese name is "Rattle" and not "Rattor".

Why? His name isn't ラター. There's sometimes spelling weirdness (mostly in G1), but ラトル wouldn't correlate at all with how English speakers would pronounce "Rattor".

 

 

I'm just going to call him "Rattoli" to anger everybody while avoiding being technically inaccurate.  :p


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 02:34 PM

People are silly to assume that tweet has anything to do with the next Masterpiece.


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 06:25 PM

 

Much like I don't believe that's what those tweets are about, I don't think I'll ever believe that Rattrap's Japanese name is "Rattle" and not "Rattor".

Why? His name isn't ラター. There's sometimes spelling weirdness (mostly in G1), but ラトル wouldn't correlate at all with how English speakers would pronounce "Rattor".

 

 

Because none of the other JBW characters have words for names. They're all just mangled animal names either the same as or different from the English versions.

 

It certainly doesn't seem to be a conventional rendering of a -tor ending in katakana, but he's not the only thing to ever not end as an extended タ. Even Thrustor is スラストール.



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 10:53 PM

 

 

Much like I don't believe that's what those tweets are about, I don't think I'll ever believe that Rattrap's Japanese name is "Rattle" and not "Rattor".

Why? His name isn't ラター. There's sometimes spelling weirdness (mostly in G1), but ラトル wouldn't correlate at all with how English speakers would pronounce "Rattor".

 

 

Because none of the other JBW characters have words for names. They're all just mangled animal names either the same as or different from the English versions.

 

It certainly doesn't seem to be a conventional rendering of a -tor ending in katakana, but he's not the only thing to ever not end as an extended タ. Even Thrustor is スラストール.

Some speculate that スラストール might possibly be "Thrustol" instead, as though to be a portmanteau of "Thrust" and "pistol" to go with Dirge's own upgraded form being named "Dirgegun".


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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 10 July 2019 - 11:57 PM

I've never seen pistol spelled with a long vowel, so I don't really put credence in that.

Because none of the other JBW characters have words for names. They're all just mangled animal names either the same as or different from the English versions.

But it's just "rat" + "le"? I don't think anybody thought it was from the English word.
 
 

It certainly doesn't seem to be a conventional rendering of a -tor ending in katakana, but he's not the only thing to ever not end as an extended タ. Even Thrustor is スラストール.


Japanese spells dinosaur names based on the original Latin/Greek/whatever pronunciation, so Velociraptor ends up as ヴェロキラプトル; they could have just stuck to that instead of using ラプター.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 07:15 AM

You can order MP-19+ Smokescreen on Hasbro Pulse up to 7/30/2019.

https://hasbropulse....-19-smokescreen


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:31 AM

Man I wish Hound was that price.



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