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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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#41 Powered Convoy

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:13 AM

I'm guessing a new Hordak would be gray. Everything makes him gray rather than blue.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 09:09 AM

Yeah, as far as I know, Hordak has only ever been blue at all in the Filmation show. Anything else including the original toy was always gray. Why they made him blue, I will never know for sure - Maybe so he would stand out from the dark Fright Zone backgrounds? I think the cyborg angle is mostly a Filmation idea, as well.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:44 PM

At a glance, because the She-Ra toyline was a dollction figure line of ladies with fairy wings and rooted hair and pegacorn mounts.


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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 01:34 PM

Did any of the Villains even feature in the She-Ra toy line? I could see a select few like Shadow Weaver or Catra, but even then from what I remember it was pretty much all the girl heroes plus Bow



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 01:45 PM

He-Man.org's list seems to confirm that, that's what I "glanced" at before my last post. It also appears that Catra got a rooted-hair PoP doll while Shadow Weaver got a MotU action figure.


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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:23 PM

I figured Shadow Weaver would be pushing She-Ra's own line, but Catra was pretty much just a normal looking human character until wearing her mask. It's kind of sad that they had to separate the bad guys into the MOTU line just because of the "monsters wouldn't sell to girls" mentality.



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:41 PM

I dunno, as with most things gender-role-related, I'm a little ambivalent from the position of having my cake and eating it. It's sad that boys couldn't have toys with rooted hair and girls couldn't have toys with firing missiles. Here in the present, I don't really like either of those gimmicks, but I do like both dolls and action figures, and a part of me has to respect how the She-Ra line repackaged the relatively novel form of 80s action figures back into a girls' toy, and how that shakes out in the packaging, sculpt aesthetic, etc.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 03:51 PM

He-Man.org's list seems to confirm that, that's what I "glanced" at before my last post. It also appears that Catra got a rooted-hair PoP doll while Shadow Weaver got a MotU action figure.

 

Wait, wait, wait. I had a She-Ra figure to along with He-Man, Skeletor, Beastman, etc... but you're telling me there was a Bubble Power She-Ra I missed out on?

 

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:21 PM

Don't remember what DC did with him, but Google tells me it's this.

 

That picture of Hordac kind of makes him look a lot like Mummra from Thundercats after he transformed, its the build of the body that makes him look similar on top of what he wearing, clothes wise.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 06:13 PM

The only villains in the original She-ra line were Catra and Double Trouble. The other Horde figures were part of MotU. Shadow Weaver didn't have a figure originally and neither did Scorpa.

I figure that the other Horde figures were put in She-ra as production of She-ra ended production of He-Man. So they had to put the figures that were still coming out for MotU somewhere. Where better than the cartoon linked to it and with essentially no villain figures of its own.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:05 AM

The only villains in the original She-ra line were Catra and Double Trouble. The other Horde figures were part of MotU. Shadow Weaver didn't have a figure originally and neither did Scorpa.

I figure that the other Horde figures were put in She-ra as production of She-ra ended production of He-Man. So they had to put the figures that were still coming out for MotU somewhere. Where better than the cartoon linked to it and with essentially no villain figures of its own.

 

You forgot Entrapta, she was also from the original line.  She did show up in a couple of episodes too.  Apparently she was pretty high ranked in the Horde, she was able to stand by Hordak next to his throne and not get looked down on by him like the other minions.

 

And yeah you are correct about why Horde villains showed up in She-Ra.  It is the same reason some of the Snake Men showed up as Horde members in She-Ra.  Mattel still wanted to advertise them.  Rattlor pretty much looked the same, but Tung Lashor looked wildly different then his final figure.



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:48 AM

Yeah, as far as I recall, the initial concept for She-Ra had Catra as the main villain. Then, Mattel had them shuffle the Horde in there and Filmation made a few additions of their own. It's only a few years ago that some of the rights quagmire got cleaned up a bit and Mattel was able to start using some of the Filmation characters again. Or, as far as some toys are concerned, for the first time.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:50 PM

 

The only villains in the original She-ra line were Catra and Double Trouble. The other Horde figures were part of MotU. Shadow Weaver didn't have a figure originally and neither did Scorpa.

I figure that the other Horde figures were put in She-ra as production of She-ra ended production of He-Man. So they had to put the figures that were still coming out for MotU somewhere. Where better than the cartoon linked to it and with essentially no villain figures of its own.

 

You forgot Entrapta, she was also from the original line.  She did show up in a couple of episodes too.  Apparently she was pretty high ranked in the Horde, she was able to stand by Hordak next to his throne and not get looked down on by him like the other minions.

 

And yeah you are correct about why Horde villains showed up in She-Ra.  It is the same reason some of the Snake Men showed up as Horde members in She-Ra.  Mattel still wanted to advertise them.  Rattlor pretty much looked the same, but Tung Lashor looked wildly different then his final figure.

 

 

Ah, forgot about her.  But the long and short of it was, anything that was a female character from She-Ra was part of the She-Ra line.  Bow was the only male character part of the Princess of Power line, and all other male characters that had toys (which were just the villains) were part of MotU.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:59 PM

I don't expect them to retain it, but I always enjoyed the music to She-Ra much more than the music to He-Man....



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:48 PM

Adora's origins as a Horde captain certainly make for more a more interesting and complex foundation than He-Man had. DC did some good stuff with Despara too. I hope that element is retained for the new show. 


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:03 AM

I seem to recall the Horde figures coming out in MotU (speaking of which, this would have gone great in that thread; did we need a separate one?) before Princess of Power was released.

What I'd heard was that it was at Filmation's request that the Horde was integrated into the She-Ra cartoon.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:32 AM

Who would have been her villains if there were no Horde? Catra would have been the the Skeletor equivalent, like powerful general and magician?

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:50 AM

G1 MLP had the same problem She-Ra would have had, if you can call it a problem - the cartoon needed villains and the toy line didn't, so the cartoon just had a lot of wacky villains not based on anything particularly to do with the toys.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 01:57 PM

Yeah, as far as I know, Hordak has only ever been blue at all in the Filmation show. Anything else including the original toy was always gray. Why they made him blue, I will never know for sure - Maybe so he would stand out from the dark Fright Zone backgrounds? I think the cyborg angle is mostly a Filmation idea, as well.

He was also blue in the newspaper strip... which was also made by Filmation, but still. :p

 


The only villains in the original She-ra line were Catra and Double Trouble. The other Horde figures were part of MotU. Shadow Weaver didn't have a figure originally and neither did Scorpa.
 
I figure that the other Horde figures were put in She-ra as production of She-ra ended production of He-Man. So they had to put the figures that were still coming out for MotU somewhere. Where better than the cartoon linked to it and with essentially no villain figures of its own.
The Horde was actually developed for She-Ra.
 

And yeah you are correct about why Horde villains showed up in She-Ra.  It is the same reason some of the Snake Men showed up as Horde members in She-Ra.  Mattel still wanted to advertise them.  Rattlor pretty much looked the same, but Tung Lashor looked wildly different then his final figure.
 
Tung was based on a toy concept art:
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On a side note, Rattlor was planned to appear on He-Man initially. Had that come to pass, he too would've been based on a toy concept art:
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Model sheet by Bruce Timm:
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Yeah, as far as I recall, the initial concept for She-Ra had Catra as the main villain. Then, Mattel had them shuffle the Horde in there and Filmation made a few additions of their own.
Nope.
 

The picture above makes me really hope they do something cool to Hordak's design. That high bone collar is just kinda dumb.
 
-ZacWilliam, he's always felt weirdly muddy as a design to me. Never liked him much. Nosferatu face, weird robot suggestions, weird collar, shape changing powers. I'm sure he could be great but It could use some reinvention to really gel I think.
 
If all of that gets changed, then he may as well be a completely brand new character.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:20 PM

I really think they could pick one or two of the themes they're hinting at and build that out properly, and that that would still be meaningfully a version of the character.


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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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