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@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  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.


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#161 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:17 PM


New update from WoC:

https://m.facebook.c...61534143968401/

There will now be single star Battle Cards to help make up the advantage in decks that don't quite equal 25 stars by character alone.

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#162 Cattleprod

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:01 PM

Couldn't you just leave the card unfolded in the sleeve, and then put something over the mode you're not using when it's uncombined?



#163 Maruten

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:41 PM

You could. Neither solution seems ideal to me.

Having stars on battle cards is interesting. I wasn't sure at first, I think I was still so concerned about the combiners that my first instinct was "New thing is bad", but actually I think it's probably cool and adds a fun wrinkle to deck management.

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#164 Maruten

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 05:46 PM

The green pips sure shake things up - if you pull one while battling, you can ditch a card from your hand and hold onto the green pip card instead. This is a huge change and feels like a great way to deal with complaints that so much of your deck is burned through as battle damage rather than making it into your hand for actual use. 

 

https://www.tabletop...up-the-nuts-and

 

Can't wait for the new stuff to hit, nice to be getting excited again after the wave one hype died down. 

 

(Edit: also, from the one video it does look like the folding cards work better than I'd have expected. It sure makes the Predacons look like Micromasters next to regular character cards though!)


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#165 Maruten

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:16 PM

https://www.allspark...ilers-continue/

 
I like Mounted Missiles - the flexibility of being able to put a weapon in an Armor or Utility slot is great. 
 
Sort of surprised that we're seeing characters from the first set again (a new Megs at the very least) but - duh. Of course those big characters will recur constantly. Me stupid. 
 
And the new "Plan" mechanic! "Put cards from your hand on top of your deck". Another new tool for managing your resources. I really love the variety we have available in the ways we can interact with these cards when playing. 

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 05:16 PM

https://www.allspark...-the-combiners/

 

I'm pretty bummed that they're tying up so many character slots in the second wave with a whole new set of Dinobots. A second Grimlock I can see, I'm on board with that, but everyone else again so we can have Volcanicus? Surely there are combiners we'd prefer to see first. 


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#167 The Predaking

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:09 AM

Front Page:

https://www.allspark...cards-revealed/


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


#168 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:03 PM

So I just wanted to say I love that the latest revealed Combiner named one of the unnamed Combiner Wars teams. The team of Power Core Optimus, Ironhide, Mirage, Sunstreaker, Prowl and Hot Rod who form Optimus Maximus are now, officially "The Sentinels."

-ZacWilliam, I still wish CW'd been less "random 84" and more "themed" with the character choice there, but their having a team name helps a little for me.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 06:05 PM

Springer and Blitzwing! The two-modes-on-one-face folding gimmick that annoys me so much on Combiner components seems vaguely more palatable here maybe?

 

At any rate, two of my favourite characters, so super definitely going to track these guys down. This is far more interesting to me than combiners that require you to extend the table. 

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#170 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 03:29 PM

Damn it!

Exclusive Titan Sized Omega Supreme character card only available in this month's Loot Crate. Must sign up by Feb 19th.

https://twitter.com/...8197942272?s=21

-ZacWilliam, US only. Europe and Asian release method to be announced later.

EDIT: Today at least the code LOVE50 gets you half off. $12.50 isn't a bad price for this.

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#171 Maruten

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:26 PM

$12.50 is NOT a bad price. To Australia it came up to $22 (just over $15US) but that still seems like a reasonable price for something I'm not sure I want and may be able to acquire more easily in the near future. 

 

I wonder how many stars he costs. Presumably he isn't super expensive since he has an ability that revolves around protecting other characters. The flip-to-var ability is versatile, nice to be able to choose between a couple of options depending on what suits you at any given point in the game. 

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#172 Maruten

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 06:48 PM

Ah, unobscured images. 19 stars? So very chunky, but can have a buddy on the field. 

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#173 LV!

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:18 PM

I don't think I want that many dark, suspicious fluids leaking out of my rocket.

 

In either a literal or metaphorical sense.



#174 Maruten

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:26 PM

Rockets gotta be steged, yo


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#175 ThunderWear

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:50 PM

At half off it was worth buying just because my wife loves Omega supremely.  And maybe the shirt won't be incredibly tacky.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:01 PM

So all the wave two characters have been revealed.
 
Combiners:
 
 
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I'm really not super keen on the combiner angle, though I'm ready to be persuaded that they're fun, so I'm much more interested in the non-limb guys:

Spoiler

 
Kind of ended up with more solo guys than I expected given how many slots are taken up by combiner components. Those characters doubling up on wave one appearances still bug me - especially a fourth Bee. And a full set of Dinobots! Although a lot of people struggled to find Waivwun Grimlock (indeed I think he's one of the handful of non-promo characters I never pulled over, what, about three boxes worth in the end?) so I can live with him popping up again. Even if he is a weird smooshed-up foldy guy now. 
 
Speaking of which there are a few videos floating around now where people unzip early packs, and it does look like the folding mechanism is actually pretty robust and effective. I still think it's dumb and wonks up the game pretty bad, but it at least seems to be well executed.

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#177 LV!

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:03 PM

I assume, unlike in the T30 line, this time Venin really is Venom?



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:08 PM

Maybe? I can never tell all those damn bugs apart.

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#179 LV!

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:21 PM

Yep. That sure is Venom.



#180 Maruten

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 07:16 PM

(Oh, full gallery of new cards on the front page of course: https://www.allspark...cards-revealed/ )

 

About four hours left to sign up for Loot Crate to get Omega Supreme: https://www.allspark...via-loot-crate/

 

I gather the "love50" code has expired but there's a "love35" available that gets a smaller discount. Which is better than no discount.


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