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@  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.

@  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.


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#21 Xellos

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:04 PM

Yeah, the DX Chogokin Draken III I got was at an actual Bandai Tamashii Nations store in Akihabara. I almost passed on it, as I did not know the character or anything. They had the others on display, but none for sale.

Glad I did get it though, it is a great design.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 05:29 PM

That is a nice design.

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 02:34 PM

I didn't like Zero.  I'd like to see it again, because I remember everyone being blown away by it (Macross Plus levels of awesome) and finding it highly, highly disappointing.  I do like how it ties in with Frontier.

 

Frontier is a love it / hate it thing.  It's my favorite Macross series (and that says a lot given how much Fire Bomber I listen to).  It's very much Macross - almost to excess - but I think that's part of the charm.  You have to get through the early parts, imo, for the later half of the series to really hit home. 

 

Macross 7 is a lot of stock footage, some really great designs, and the best music you'll ever get in a Macross project.

 

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 02:44 PM

Macross 7 is peak 90s.  Blazing red mecha piloted by guitar.



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Posted 02 November 2018 - 01:20 PM

Wait, the reallynpilot the jets via guitar?

Oh yes, i finally found some subbed episodes of Frontier and Delta, so i'm going to give them a go.

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#26 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 01:42 PM

Eeeeyup.

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 01:58 PM

Oh yes, i finally found some subbed episodes of Frontier

 

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 03:47 PM

Don't forget the drums in Veffidas' VF-17.  Although I think Rey did most of the piloting.

 

I'm not tech savvy enough to have figured out how to watch Delta. I'm holding out hope that it'll get released once HGUSA loses the license.  Figure we'll get DYRL, a Zero & Macross Plus reissue, and then Frontier to start. Then hopefully Delta and (*crosses fingers*) 7.

 

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 05:57 PM

I'm not tech savvy enough to have figured out how to watch Delta. I'm holding out hope that it'll get released once HGUSA loses the license.  Figure we'll get DYRL, a Zero & Macross Plus reissue, and then Frontier to start. Then hopefully Delta and (*crosses fingers*) 7.

 

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Actually, all the Delta Blu-Rays have English subtitles, done by professional Anglophone fans who moved to Japan. You'll have to shell out a lot of money, but you can easily support Macross as a foreign fan in this regard.


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 02:59 PM

Should have started with "The Galaxy is Calling Me" and then gone into Macross 7.  The first 12 or so episodes of 7 are awful.  Space vampire mystery adventure.  With stock footage. 

 

Transformations in Frontier are just like that.  Really been that way since Macross Plus and DYRL.  They're just not doing the slow, super detailed lookitexpensive shots.

 

Although, to be fair, Battle Frontier and Macross Quarter are smaller ships than the SDF-01*, and were designed to transform from the start, unlike the original Macross.

 

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 09:44 PM

Received the DX Chogokin VF-1J today.  It’s really nice.  I do wish that the bar that connects his legs to his upper body wouldn’t come unclipped so easily.


I might get rid of it.  As while Hikaru is my favorite Macross character overall, his VF-1J Valkyrie is my least favorite Valkyrie.

 

Any of the VF-1S, the other VF-1J’s, or even most of the VF-1A’s are all preferred by me.


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:50 PM

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My wife got me the premium finish Arcadia SDF-1 for Christmas, and it is hugging amazing.

Along with that, I finally finished my Bandai "custom reissue" Hikaru Strike Valkyrie. Reissue VF-1A with modified numbers, vintage VF-1S head dyed to matchvthe weirdly nice pinky white plastic of the reissue, and vintage Strike armor. Arms were shaved down to accomodate the vintage armor.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 10:31 PM

https://www.reddit.c..._macross_in_uk/

 

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 12:31 AM

Now if they can get it for the country across the pond
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Posted 04 June 2019 - 01:29 AM

One can only hope.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 08:48 AM

Thank hugging God. Hope we get the same here.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:50 PM

So I've been browsing Ebay a lot lately for older Anime that for one reason or another I never picked up on DVD, 2 of those are Macross 2 and Macross Plus, Should the Harmony gold deal expire the floodgates of Mcross titles flooding the west will be open. So I'm wondering if I shouldn't wait to see if we get better editions down the line instead of buying used DVD's? 



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:50 PM

I wouldnt hold my breath on macross 2. Its been pretty much disowned by everyone if i remember right. But its still got macross in the name so its possible

Macross plus is the exact opposite of course. If you MUST have it now, buy standard dvd and pick up the blu ray when/if hg looses the license
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:36 PM

Tried to get the DX VF-1S DYRL Hikaru Valkyrie when it went live 3 AM Monday morning.  Ended up paying about 5000 yen more than retail, but at least I have it.

 

I must have gotten extremely lucky with Hikaru's TV VF-1J, as I got that at Amazon Japan no problem (I probably woke up when it was available).  Max's TV VF-1A, I didn't even know was coming until it had already sold out.  :doh


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 12:29 PM

And today in "Dave finds out things after it's faaaaaaar too late..."

I had no idea that ADV put out a fun of Macross in the mid 2000's, let alone that Mari Ijiima reprises her role as Minmei in English.

Dang, I have the Animeigo DVD's but I totally would have gotten that.

Naturally it's far too late to find it on the net at a reasonable price.

Guess my only hope is to bank on harmony gold tanking in 2021, and hope whoever rescue licences the show puts it on Blu Ray and includes the dub.



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