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@  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.

@  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


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#21 (Deactivated) Ataru_Moroboshi

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:06 PM

Oh, I found 'em in my garage. icon-fire.gif But seriously, my mom must have gotten them at either Target or Bed Bath and Beyond...one of those two department stores that sells domestic items. It would have to be one store or the other, since we don't do Wal*Mart or K-Mart. I've had them for three or so years, though, so I'm not sure they're still available. Wish I could be of more help, since they *are* nifty. My friend got some awesome storage unit at Ikea that can hold all of the Alternators in their car modes, perfectly; 'course, when I went, I couldn't find it. Damn store...too big...!

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 08:55 PM

Nice! Everything looks nice and dusted too!

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 09:36 PM

Just so you know, I'm plotting to raid your house for Omega Sentinel, Nucleon Quest Superconvoy, and Snapdragon. Fair warning. You may surrender them now if you wish.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 12:30 AM

That's Apeface. But I'm supposed to be getting Snapdragon from a friend of mine before too long. So, uh, you can either raid his house now, or wait 'till I get it. Well, if you want other stuff, wait for me to get it from him. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 01:04 AM

Eh, I'll wait and take them both. The Horrorcons are among the few G1s on my wish list.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 11:34 AM

Very nice collection! You have some gems and rare repaints as well. I Like your groupings too. Pics are a little cluttered for my taste but with limited room its understandable. Good stuff.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:48 AM

Wow. Soooooo many things I'd like to stea.....er have.

Nice collection!

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:52 AM

Thanks! Couple things I forgot to note. Dark Scream is in with the non-show Preds because I consider him the BW era version of G1 Pretender Bomb Burst. He's got the same color scheme, right down to the pink face, a bladed weapon, turbines in his alt mode, and he's a flying rodent. It's a perfect fit. OH, and RID Hightower is in the with the Universe 'Cons because he's a stinkin' traitor whose true identity is Constructicon Hightower. Gotta keep an eye on those cranes, I tell ya. ^_^ RID Towline would also become RM Wrecker Hook, but in his case, he's forcibly reprogrammed. Hightower's just a rat.

Edit: OH, and I was bummed that Bendy Prime from Cybertron didn't come with a Mini-Con, so I gave him Micro Booster Processor as a dedicated partner. The colors synch up and everything!

Edited by Ataru_Moroboshi, 05 June 2007 - 01:31 AM.


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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:16 PM

Wow, I like your new setup, esp how you have Classics Bee and Cliff with the Alts, Titaniums and RG's with the Classics, and the non-show BW groups. Nice work.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 10:31 PM

Thanks much!

I enjoy having little rules that guide my collecting; it makes it more satisfying and helps me build a "story" to my collection instead of it being some huge, faceless mass.

For instance, I should note that I consider figures like Energon Landquake and Overcast to be separate dudes from Cybertron Jetfire and Landmine, as the tech specs stated them to be. I don't really like that "upgrade every series" who-do very much, much less the "upgrade into a repaint" junk; better to have as many individual characters as possible.

I break this rule if we're talking prominent characters like Prime, Starscream, Hotshot or Megs whom I think would want to upgrade from time to time (Megs because of his desire to always have the newest, most powerful tech, Starscream because he wants to become strong enough to usurp Megs. Prime because he feels he must be the best-equipped militarily to defend his people...even if he has moral qualms with participating in the arms race, and Hot Shot because he's the "kid" character who grows up from series to series.)

I have two versions of Demolishor (Energon and Cybertron) because he was one of the few dudes in the UT besides Starscream to have an interesting arc of development.

For Landmine and Jetfire, I just have their "Final" forms, as in the last forms they took in the UT, namely the Cybertron version of each.

This is my general rule in collecting figures from the UT: One of each character.

I make exceptions if the earlier versions are prominent characters or G1 homages (This is why there are a handful of straight Armada figures in my collection, but all except for Tidal Wave reference G1 in one way or another, even "Dirge" Armada Thrust there. Same reason I have Superlink Wheeljack and Wing Saber, even though I also have Cybertron Downshift and Sonic Bomber. Long live G1! icon-fire.gif)

Heh; Armada figures FROM Armada have a small presence in my collection in general, and I realized nearly every Armada mold I own (Except for Demolishor and the beasts) is an homage of some sort, whether it be to G1 or BW. I loved the Mini-Cons, but honestly wasn't too hot on a lot of the color schemes from Armada, nor some of the headsculpts.

The Real Gears sometimes moonlight in the UT Universe as the "Intelligence Division" (Thanks to their Cybertron stickers), but do share equal time in my Classics display. They'll also pop up in the movie display, I figure, once I get it set up.

I've since ordered Energon Inferno and Beachcomber to beef up the Heavy Assault and Rescue Divisions, respectively.(Since I consider Inferno and Roadblock separate characters.) I've also teamed up Overcast, Snarl and Crosswise, all of whom feel like loners character-wise, in a "Special Operations/Black Ops" division. None of them really felt right in the existing divisions. I'd like to acquire Beachcomber from Energon at some point, but not Grimlock and Swoop (Classics Grim kills my desire for E-Grim.)

Edited by Ataru_Moroboshi, 14 June 2007 - 10:34 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:56 AM

nice setup!, I love displays where everything is clearly displayed, and easy to pick out in a huge group pic.



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Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:59 AM

I love it, I'm an Anime fan too, so I feel ya.

but your list of movies that have yet to be upgraded to DVD is almost piece-by-piece identical to mine! icon-fire.gif

at least when it comes to Batman and Star Wars! icon-fire.gif

pop over to my collection thread for loads of Anime-Figure goodness! icon-fire.gif

Edited by Alvatron!, 17 June 2007 - 07:00 AM.


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Posted 17 June 2007 - 03:39 PM

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icon-fire.gif thats just jelousy talking

I really really really envy you Ataru, not just because you have figs that i dont but because of your shelves, and your manga. You have all that and all I have is 3 big boxes, a book case (sans the books) and a computer desk.




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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:41 PM

Heh; and there are still movies I like that I'll suddenly realize I don't have on video at all yet, like The Matrix. Although I don't buy as many mainstream movies, simply because my best friend who lives not too far away has a HUGE library of Hollywood movies, and updates it pretty regularly. I'd love to eventually have some of the DC animated stuff.

Thanks, Prime 2.0! I didn't actually get my new setup organized until we moved last summer (And this fall, it'll be time for another move...whee!). I used to have rickety wall-mounted fiberboard shelves with a habit of falling over because they couldn't support the weight of my collection very well. Plus, moving one figure risked sending others plunging to their dooms. It was this way for about 9 years. I remember one time when my Hot Shot figure fell off the shelf directly onto Cheetor, who was standing on the floor. Youthful rivalry, I guess...

But yeah, I'd be sitting watching TV, hear a creak, shudder, and then have to hurriedly investigate. >_< The new bookcases we got at a local furniture place are wonderful, since they're very sturdy and have glass-fronted cabinet doors.

This is Northern California, earthquake country. Can never be too careful.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:23 PM

great use of space and an even better way to get the most bang for your buck. you really covered all ur bases,....beasts and mecha.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:02 PM

Heh, be glad you dont live with my sister, you'd come home and all of those chicks would be vandalized.

Just like my Coors light poster, Jessica was never the same with a Snidley whiplash moustach.



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Posted 12 July 2007 - 10:52 PM

Devil Gundam Space Crab Mode. I officially hate you now.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 03:02 PM

Danggit, you've got CyGirl Ash. Now I'm mad.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 01:51 PM

QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ Jul 12 2007, 11:52 PM) View Post

Devil Gundam Space Crab Mode. I officially hate you now.


That's exactly what I was going to mention. That reminds me, I have to get another God Gundam.

Awesome collection. That storage case you use for your Micros looks great. I'll have to keep my eye on Target for one of those.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:33 PM

Was that Devil Gundam rare? I just went down to TRU one day and they had it (As "Dark Gundam").

I also have the final battle Devil Gundam (Where he turned into a giant Gundam head); I need to update with it. I couldn't find part of it when I took the pics. ^_^0