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@  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

@  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.

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:43 PM

Pinpointer had a yellow visor in the Headmasters anime to differentiate him from Peacemaker. The black mask could be to further differentiate him.


The Legends version followed that detail too.  Not that has any real bearing on whoever this ends up to be.


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 05:53 PM

Out of curiousity has anyone seen any Digibashes of Refraktor into Toy Reflector colors? I'm interested in how that would work.

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 05:28 AM

That Springer is very... green. Almost an unreal colour of green, it makes your eyes slide away...

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 06:20 AM

Yeah, Kermit the Frog warned Springer about that, but he didn't listen...

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 03:28 PM

I didn't really notice Springer's green because all I can see are that his legs look like a coloring error in an 80's comic that somehow came to life.

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 04:08 PM

This guy doesn't look like any preestablished Target Master all that much.  Any ideas on who it is?


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What's bizarre is that they actually put an amount of friggin' paint on it.  That's wild.


That makes me think it must be SOMEBODY they're trying to replicate, but...

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 04:24 PM

I don't know, but if I could get just the Targetmaster I can tell you he'd be paired up with the POTP Inferno I Toyhax'ed into Pyro.


Edit: Looking at the photos again, I do wonder if it's not any other old character, and was simply made to match that Sideswipe.  Having G2 Targetmaster Sideswipe wouldn't be bad, especially if it has a lack of battle paint.

Edited by Platypus Prime, 31 May 2019 - 09:57 AM.

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 12:10 PM

With the lack of Yaniger head or toy decals and the minimal weathering, G2 Sideswipe actually ended up arguably LESS visually interesting than regular Siege Sideswipe.

That seems all kinds of messed up to me.

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 12:33 PM

They really should've used some green acid on the side or something.


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 06:56 PM

I've been saying for a while that Siege G2 Sideswipe's deco is not inspired by the original G2 Sideswipe but the Masterpiece version sans any of the customer applied stickers. Red window and everything. Silver guns, etc.


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:15 PM

Well, I've checked three Meijers since Sunday, and I've seen no sign of the third wave for Siege. I'm thinking it might be a little while before they're out in force.


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Posted 01 June 2019 - 08:55 AM

Siege Reflector looks good to me. I don't care bout Reflector outside his original toy, which this doesn't resemble. He transforms into nothing, then combines with another $40 of himself into a bigger, less sensible nothing. But that's a nice looking robot.

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:39 AM

Reflector's secret message shows the camera mode with extra stuff to make it more like the camera. I'm hoping that this means a toy colored version with new heads and extra stuff in a box set.


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Posted 01 June 2019 - 10:22 AM

I'm personally pretty pleased with G2 Sideswipe being relatively vanilla, since it means I can use him as IDW baby G2 Sideswipe.

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 03:42 PM

You know...I suddenly want a flat bed Decepticon truck where I can troop build Refraktor and have that one animated scene in G1 where all the "supply boxes" transform  and jump off..

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 04:35 PM

Oh man, if they made toys of those truck guys from War Dawn, that'd be amazing!

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 10:46 PM

Siege Reflector looks good to me. I don't care bout Reflector outside his original toy, which this doesn't resemble. He transforms into nothing, then combines with another $40 of himself into a bigger, less sensible nothing. But that's a nice looking robot.


I would've liked his singular alt-mode to have been more Watchdog-like, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯




I'm probably still going to shell out for three of him and just tell myself to think of it like BC exclusive packs I've spent that kind of money on before. My inner child who just can't think of toy-Reflector and 'toon-Reflector as the same is going to win this one, I'm pretty sure. Having 'toon-accurate Skyfire AND Reflector toys is entirely too much for me to hold back on.


Oh man, if they made toys of those truck guys from War Dawn, that'd be amazing!


Y'know, if Siege is "the day before the Ark launched", then I want the next series to be a prequel, the day after War Dawn. Where instead of being all greebly and armored-up and battle-worn, everything's still smooth and sleek and streamlined.


And then for the third series, it could be further back in time, to the first great war or the rebellion against the Quintessons. Or mash them together, so the Cybertronians invented transformation as a weapon against the Quints. Then everything can be all janky and experimental, like the ancient robots from Desertion of the Dinobots.


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 06:25 AM

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 08:20 AM

Through the magic of stop-motion and special effects, Ironhide can transform without losing those side panels!

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