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@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  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).


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#1 Autobot Bubbs

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:17 PM

Not sure how extensive this got covered nationally, but anybody here hear about that City that got hit by 3 Tornado's?

I live in that city.
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Didn't honestly know what was going on... phone warning went off, but it does that all the damn time, went to TV to see what they where covering when BAM, lights went out.  It's like 'ehh, it'll be back on in a minute'.  Course with no background noise from TV or Youtube I really got to hear the wind howl, the rain beat down, and the trees bend.  My grandpa and I where looking in the backyard trying to make sense of what was going on... in time to watch a neighboring tree split and take out the landline.  Then it's like 'well... I guess it WON'T be back on in a minute'.  Stayed up to watch the light-show and torrential downpour... but honestly who could relax with all hell breaking loose.  Plus, had to find flashlights, a radio, and the cat.  We only had my walkman to work with... and the cat hid downstairs behind the couch.  Smart cat.

 

Didn't even know the full scope of what happened until morning, First my mom called us at 4... which is 3:00 her time... freaking out about a Tornado, then we listened to the Mayor on my walkman, then I navigated my way to work to charge up our cell-phones and got the local news.  So yeah, aside from scattered home damage and uprooted/dismembered Trees, the Heart Hospital got maimed (that's the first thing you see on the video), but what got the most attention was what happened to the Auto-store.  Completely destroyed.  Apparently one of them touched down, skidded across the roof of the building complex next door, inflicting significant damage to Joann fabric, a Pizza Ranch, the Pancake house, and completely destroying a Sports bar BEFORE it hit the Auto store.... and went back up.  Surprisingly it didn't do  anything to the Warhammer store (I guess it knew better than to mess with the Ultramarines).  The aftermath did a substantial amount of property damage as it side-swiped the surrounding neighborhoods.  Downed trees, blown-out or mangled business signes, One auto-loan place's sign was twisted around like a corkscrew.  Thankfully... there were no casualties.

Luckily the worst we got was a bent eavestrough and power/landline loss.  Power was back within 20 hours, City came and helped us clear out the backyard, and the Landline was re-connected this mourning.  I have heard of homes that got hit harder, being completely destroyed.

Over the years I come to believe there are other residents of Sioux Falls on the board, I hope their safe.


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:50 PM

Yikes. Glad to hear you're okay.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:54 PM

As long as no one got hurt, everything else will be worked through. Glad you and yours are safe.
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Posted 15 September 2019 - 06:34 AM

Was that the place where they screwed up and didn't turn on all the warning sirens? I definitely read about that.

 

Good to hear you made it through alright, and that there weren't any fatalities.



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Posted 15 September 2019 - 07:14 AM

Was that the place where they screwed up and didn't turn on all the warning sirens? I definitely read about that.

 

Good to hear you made it through alright, and that there weren't any fatalities.

That's the place.  Though they DID turn on ONE siren..... on the other side of town.


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:08 AM

 

Was that the place where they screwed up and didn't turn on all the warning sirens? I definitely read about that.

 

Good to hear you made it through alright, and that there weren't any fatalities.

That's the place.  Though they DID turn on ONE siren..... on the other side of town.

 

 

Not good then, but then the cat obviously the smartest member of the house, it decided to buckle down somewhere safe and likely warm! The rest of the post or at least the first part of it, not sure why, what came to my mind was, it sounds like a Monday!


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 11:17 AM

 

 

Was that the place where they screwed up and didn't turn on all the warning sirens? I definitely read about that.

 

Good to hear you made it through alright, and that there weren't any fatalities.

That's the place.  Though they DID turn on ONE siren..... on the other side of town.

 

 

Not good then, but then the cat obviously the smartest member of the house, it decided to buckle down somewhere safe and likely warm! The rest of the post or at least the first part of it, not sure why, what came to my mind was, it sounds like a Monday!

 

Yeah... he was likely the only one of us who knew what kind of slag was going down.  XD

If he had thumbs, he'd be running the place.


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 05:15 PM

That's intense.

 

Glad you're ok.


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 07:10 PM

I'd highly recommend everyone get a crank/solar weather radio. For $20-$30 you can get a crank powered weather radio, most have a flashlight, and regular radio on board as well, many have a solar option and phone charger.
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Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:28 PM

Yikes, glad everyone's ok. That's scary. And yes, emergency supplies and plans are a good idea.





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