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@  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

@  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.


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Posted 27 October 2006 - 12:32 PM

Fair enough. I'll admit, I know very little about GI Joe other than it's military-based. If those are more accurate comparisons, then I apologize for my examples not conveying what I'd hoped.

My basic point is that Transformers has a chance to really be something a lot bigger and better than it ever has been, whereas GI Joe won't ever have that opportunity - it is what it is, I think.

This is, of course, my opinion, based on reading what I thought was jealousy masked as hostility in that other thread.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 12:59 PM

well for some one who is unfamilier with the property its not that big of a deal.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 01:04 PM

Yeah, I don't really care too much. If they make a GI Joe movie, I'll go to support a Hasbro brand. Plus, plenty of the Joe guys were saying they'd come to the TF movie to do the same. I'd try and be a good citizen like that.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 01:39 PM

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GI Joe will never have that kind of a chance....GI Joe is forever relegated to where they are with no chance to move up.


I guess I shouldn't have thrown my crystal ball out when I moved. I had such high hopes for G.I.Joe. Guess I shouldn't even bother supporting it anymore, it's only gonna fail anyhow.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 01:55 PM

... Fantastic Four may have had some big-ass hollywood movie with lots of merchandising... but GIJoe has been around forever. I think a series probably sells product to kids better than a movie. I mean... no one's getting a god damned Fantastic Four convention.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 01:59 PM

I think a GIJOE movie could work well provided they didn't mess with the core concept too much.. Group of Specialists, in a secret government counter- terrorism unit of some sort..





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Posted 27 October 2006 - 02:38 PM

QUOTE(Bermuda Mohawk @ Oct 27 2006, 01:39 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Galenraff @ Oct 27 2006, 05:11 PM) View Post

GI Joe will never have that kind of a chance....GI Joe is forever relegated to where they are with no chance to move up.


I guess I shouldn't have thrown my crystal ball out when I moved. I had such high hopes for G.I.Joe. Guess I shouldn't even bother supporting it anymore, it's only gonna fail anyhow.

Hey, be fair here. I didn't say it would fail or isn't worth supporting. I just don't think it's going to get a chance to go to the big leagues like Transformers is. Transformers is such a unique concept, that it's worth a shot with.

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I think a GIJOE movie could work well provided they didn't mess with the core concept too much.. Group of Specialists, in a secret government counter- terrorism unit of some sort..

Now this is just my preferences showing here, but that just sounds like about a thousand other government specialist/spy/counter-terrorist movies from "Enemy of the State" to "I Spy" to "True Lies" to any number of others that I can't even think of right now. It just, to me, feels done as far as that genre goes.

It's still plenty viable as a cartoon series and toyline, I think. I just don't personally think it's got legs to ever go very mainstream. But I could be wrong - maybe they could do a big-deal movie with lots of star talent in the roles, with lots of cool vehicles and characters and action and stuff. If so, I'd go see it. I just won't hold my breath, is all I'm saying.

And if they do have a movie, I hope their convention *does* get the prime billing that convention season - if it's the big deal, and matters to them, it only makes sense. But next year is TFs' year, and it seems like more than being just whiny or whatever else they've been called in this thread, I think their behavior speaks more to jealousy. But again, that's just my interpretation.

Maybe someone here who is active in both fandoms can speak better on the point and break it down better. After all, I'm just guessing here.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 02:42 PM

QUOTE(Galenraff @ Oct 27 2006, 03:38 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Bermuda Mohawk @ Oct 27 2006, 01:39 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Galenraff @ Oct 27 2006, 05:11 PM) View Post

GI Joe will never have that kind of a chance....GI Joe is forever relegated to where they are with no chance to move up.


I guess I shouldn't have thrown my crystal ball out when I moved. I had such high hopes for G.I.Joe. Guess I shouldn't even bother supporting it anymore, it's only gonna fail anyhow.

Hey, be fair here. I didn't say it would fail or isn't worth supporting. I just don't think it's going to get a chance to go to the big leagues like Transformers is. Transformers is such a unique concept, that it's worth a shot with.

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I think a GIJOE movie could work well provided they didn't mess with the core concept too much.. Group of Specialists, in a secret government counter- terrorism unit of some sort..

Now this is just my preferences showing here, but that just sounds like about a thousand other government specialist/spy/counter-terrorist movies from "Enemy of the State" to "I Spy" to "True Lies" to any number of others that I can't even think of right now. It just, to me, feels done as far as that genre goes.

It's still plenty viable as a cartoon series and toyline, I think. I just don't personally think it's got legs to ever go very mainstream. But I could be wrong - maybe they could do a big-deal movie with lots of star talent in the roles, with lots of cool vehicles and characters and action and stuff. If so, I'd go see it. I just won't hold my breath, is all I'm saying.

And if they do have a movie, I hope their convention *does* get the prime billing that convention season - if it's the big deal, and matters to them, it only makes sense. But next year is TFs' year, and it seems like more than being just whiny or whatever else they've been called in this thread, I think their behavior speaks more to jealousy. But again, that's just my interpretation.

Maybe someone here who is active in both fandoms can speak better on the point and break it down better. After all, I'm just guessing here.


Transformers being a unique concept has absolutely nothing to do with them getting a movie, ok maybe a little bit, but in reality if TFs were Hasbro's number 20 seller and not their top 3 we wouldn't even be looking at a movie, let alone a series. IF, and I do me IF, the movie does well, the chances of a GI JOE movie go up a lot, so I hope it does well, but much like FF, Punisher, etc. not every franchise is a winner at the movies.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 02:49 PM

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... Fantastic Four may have had some big-ass hollywood movie with lots of merchandising... but GIJoe has been around forever. I think a series probably sells product to kids better than a movie. I mean... no one's getting a god damned Fantastic Four convention.

Yeah...but support for the comic and concept over the years caused a movie to be viable. Just like it would with GI Joe. It's not like the cons are only starting after commercial movie success for these things.

If anything, I think it's more telling that with years of support and a popular longtime convention, GI Joe still hasn't managed to break into the bigtime, whereas a lot of things with less support (look at Hellboy, for example) do get to take a shot at mainstream.

I mean, if my knowledge of GI Joe was basically wrong in thinking it's "just a bunch of army men," and I even collect some kind of toy or other, imagine how your typical movie producer people must look at it.

Sorry if this is all coming off as offensive to Joe collectors or anything, I don't mean it to be. But I just think Transformers is a far better property, far more creative, and offers much more possibility for having wide appeal.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 03:27 PM

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... Fantastic Four may have had some big-ass hollywood movie with lots of merchandising... but GIJoe has been around forever. I think a series probably sells product to kids better than a movie. I mean... no one's getting a god damned Fantastic Four convention.

Yeah...but support for the comic and concept over the years caused a movie to be viable. Just like it would with GI Joe. It's not like the cons are only starting after commercial movie success for these things.

If anything, I think it's more telling that with years of support and a popular longtime convention, GI Joe still hasn't managed to break into the bigtime, whereas a lot of things with less support (look at Hellboy, for example) do get to take a shot at mainstream.

I mean, if my knowledge of GI Joe was basically wrong in thinking it's "just a bunch of army men," and I even collect some kind of toy or other, imagine how your typical movie producer people must look at it.

Sorry if this is all coming off as offensive to Joe collectors or anything, I don't mean it to be. But I just think Transformers is a far better property, far more creative, and offers much more possibility for having wide appeal.


The problem for GI JOE is the current atmosphere in America. There just isn't as big a desire for war cartoons/shows that feature a large group fighting terrorists. Especially geared towards kids. Thankfully SIGMA SIX is bucking that trend. Also, a movie about a special ops group for the government, while not original, is fairly easy to do, but the money isn't there because it isn't as big a seller as TFs. Does that mean TFs are more creative? Of course not, that is your personal bias/belief. GI JOE has been around for 40 years and gone through 3 major structure changes, and is still going. TFs are a better seller, but GI JOE is no slouch either.

As stated before, GIJOE will get a movie if TFs do well at the movies, however that is not a given as some people like to think. Bay is great at action, but not so much with the small, plot driven parts. So it may be a special effects spectacular (yay!) it may not have much beyond that. As for movie producers, GI JOE has had interest for years, but like TFs never got off the ground. That is the fate of hundreds of movies, look at how long Superman remained in limbo, and it still wasn't considered a great success. It made good money, but the return on the investment is still questionable. Also, look at the toys, the shelves are littered with them months after the movie and the game still isn't out. TFs could easily suffer the same fate. What happens then? Is it not creative enough to draw fans? What if kids don't care for it?

It is easy to say before hand that something is going to happen, but in reality we can't know for sure.

Back more on topic, as I have said before, this fandom had quite the stick up it's butt when FP took over and moved the con to the fall, and for people in this fandom to say tough for GI JOE fans is crazy. Look at it from their point of view. They have had the con for 10+years and all of a sudden they are pushed aside by another fandom who only have really supported FP for a year (let's be honest, the first year there was a ton of animosity and little attendance). So of course they are going to feel slighted. Why should they have to move after a decade of support, for a fandom that has been, until recently, fairly hostile to FP, Brian and JOE fans as well? It is going to happen, and if the situation were reversed and 3H still had the con and took over the JOE con and bumped us, we would be screaming bloody murder.

I just can't wait to see the reaction of the fans if FP (most likely) decides to put us back in the fall after 07.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 03:52 PM

If this con goes over big, bigger even than Joe, I don't think FP will be in a position to move us back to the fall. Especially if the Joe numbers don't fall much. I mean, when you get something that's a cash cow in the summe but small in the fallr, and something else that's good but dependable all the time, you've pretty much gotta maximize your profits. So if transfans get out there huge this year, and keep it up next year if they don't just move us back to the fall again, then they'll see nice and clear summer is the time for us. If the number don't bear that out, they'll be able to at least say they tried, which, to be honest, would be fair in my eyes.

You're right, it is my bias that TFs are more creative. It always has been - GI Joe never interested me as a kid. I also think Star Trek is more creative than Star Wars, that Aliens is more creative than Predator, and that DC is more creative than Marvel. We all have our preferences.

And okay, I'll openly admit it...I'm a little smug about the fact that we bumped the Joe con. icon-hotrod.gif I like TFs better, I think our fandom is less outwardly vicious and doesn't have quite the sense of entitlement (I didn't say it was nonexistent, just not as high), and it's nice to get prime billing, so to speak. If it's just this once, fine, it's just this once. But it feels kind of nice to have it the once anyway, and it's a little fun to watch them stew, since they thought we belonged stuck in the fall for the past couple of years.

I also know I don't "get" GI Joe in the same way many people we know don't "get" Transformers, or why it appeals. So I'm perfectly content to say "to each his own." I won't bash the Joe collectors for going for Joes, and I don't think it's not worth supporting or whatever else.

But just like I'm a Transformers snob when it comes to my transforming toy robots, I'm a Transformers snob when it comes to pretty much every action figure type toy. I flip to the TF page of a toy catalogue and then toss it out without looking at the other stuff.

And let's be honest, Brian likes Joes better, which is fine, it's his company and his interest. So this probably is just a one year flip. They can deal, I think - especially since the tone of the message made it look like Brian pretty much had to do ours next summer instead of the fall. A major motion picture does change the landscape a bit, so it's not like TFs have "won" or anything.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 04:06 PM

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If this con goes over big, bigger even than Joe, I don't think FP will be in a position to move us back to the fall. Especially if the Joe numbers don't fall much.
While I'm inclined to agree, let's not count our chickens before they're hatched. In any event, because of the time it takes to plan conventions, I expect that a Fall 2008 TF convention is a given, even if the numbers at BotCon 2007 do conclusively prove that the Summer is the best time for a TF convention, and that it is in FP's best interests to do TF in the Summer, and Joe at some other time.

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And let's be honest, Brian likes Joes better, which is fine, it's his company and his interest. So this probably is just a one year flip. They can deal, I think - especially since the tone of the message made it look like Brian pretty much had to do ours next summer instead of the fall. A major motion picture does change the landscape a bit, so it's not like TFs have "won" or anything.

Of course we haven't (although it's good to keep these facts in mind, lest we get carried away). However, as I've said before, a summer BotCon is an opportunity for TF fans. We've complained for a couple of years now that a fall convention is an undue burden on this fandom (compared, for example, to Joes). Now it's time to prove it. If we can't do that, we have no business asking for a Summer convention at the Joes' expense in the future.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 08:47 PM

AS far as I'm concerned, they have a RIGHT to complain, but that dosen't mean they can be immature about it.


'Sides, being involved on a MILITARY-based line you'd think they would learn something from the hardened-trained soliders they admire so much and learn to take a punch!
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Posted 28 October 2006 - 09:40 AM

I like how the guy bitching about not giving a rat's ass about Transformers has a board name of a Transformers character.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:00 AM

That board makes me even more interested to see a GI Joe/Transformers crossover line just to see how people would react.

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I like how the guy bitching about not giving a rat's ass about Transformers has a board name of a Transformers character.

That made me icon-fire.gif !

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:07 AM

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... Fantastic Four may have had some big-ass hollywood movie with lots of merchandising... but GIJoe has been around forever. I think a series probably sells product to kids better than a movie. I mean... no one's getting a god damned Fantastic Four convention.

Yeah...but support for the comic and concept over the years caused a movie to be viable. Just like it would with GI Joe. It's not like the cons are only starting after commercial movie success for these things.

If anything, I think it's more telling that with years of support and a popular longtime convention, GI Joe still hasn't managed to break into the bigtime, whereas a lot of things with less support (look at Hellboy, for example) do get to take a shot at mainstream.

I mean, if my knowledge of GI Joe was basically wrong in thinking it's "just a bunch of army men," and I even collect some kind of toy or other, imagine how your typical movie producer people must look at it.

Sorry if this is all coming off as offensive to Joe collectors or anything, I don't mean it to be. But I just think Transformers is a far better property, far more creative, and offers much more possibility for having wide appeal.

support for Fantastic Four over the years? I think it's just one line under the Marvel brand that they've pulled out because they can, the way they have with half a dozen other properties of theirs...
I guess the point is that it takes a ton of money... Fantastic Four didn't need to build up profits from toylines and such to make a movie, because they had Marvel. GIJoe, while better than only one of Marvel's properties, still doesn't have the financial backing to throw a movie at it. But what about Hasbro? I guess some people are saying Hasbro would be willing to throw another movie out if the new TF movie does well... that might make sense.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 12:35 PM

why do you have to be avoiding empathy with the Joe fandom to have the opinion that the TF fandom should have things improve? I'm not about screwing over the Joe fandom, but I am about finding the best outcome with the least amount of upset. What's the deal with the Joe fans? When do they more often or less often have time to attend a convention? I mean, how does it compare to children in school and possible school employees? sure, summer is just peachy for everything, except having two conventions. what's it more valuable as? if TFs are such a "big seller", despite all the Joes' old earned cash, perhaps it still makes more money. (despite all our griping about the huge costs of the exclusives and such. I'm sure whatever numbers FP looks at, they can see every chance they can to make the money where it's to be made. not that I'mimplying they're Snidely Whiplash)

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Oct 28 2006, 10:40 AM) View Post

I like how the guy bitching about not giving a rat's ass about Transformers has a board name of a Transformers character.

I thought maybe it was just a case of Hasbro reusing names between toylines, but there's no GIJoe Smokescreen... huh.

#79 Bass X0

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 01:17 PM

it could be a case of the actual usage of the word smokescreen instead of the transformers name.

Its almost a case of "Simpsons did it! Simpsons did it!" but with Transformers names.

Just because you can't win doesn't mean you stop working.


#80 Bainreese

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 05:49 PM

QUOTE(thoughtcrime @ Oct 11 2006, 06:42 PM) View Post

Joe fans get pissed off at the drop of a hat. I like Joes as much as the next 80s guy, but I just can't handle that fandom.


How does that differ from anything we see here? Please refer to the following...
Movie Optimus Flames
Movie Designs
Movie anything

Botcon being taken over by GI Joe guys.
Botcon in the Fall instead of Summer
Botcon Exclusive set Price
Botcon anything

Need I go on?


QUOTE(MrBlud @ Oct 11 2006, 07:24 PM) View Post

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Seriously, one group is going to HAVE to be put out each year. I just hope that it isn't always us. (Barring 2007, of course)


Couldn't FP hire enough people to put on two Cons at the same time? icon-depth.gif


Its not as simple as that. First you have to find facilities that can house both fan bases. Not only in terms of convention space but rooms. Then you have to find the right size of convention space that will accomodate and at the same time not be more costly than a smaller space which is usually comped by the hotel for a guarentee on a certain room block. Then there is the whole thing with hiring people like you suggest. Some of the current employees have a hard enough time answering questions about whats going on(see the Friday morning fiasco regarding late registerants and where to stand/who got the final tigatrons). You hire people just for that event and they are going to know next to nothing and cause more problems than they actually solve.


QUOTE(TrnsfrmGod @ Oct 11 2006, 08:19 PM) View Post

From the Joe board:
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Personally? This pisses me off. I'm part of the G.I. Joe Fan Club. I don't give a flying rat's arse what happens with Transformers. I signed up so I could be involved with all things Joe... I don't care how that relates to Transformers. That is just one more lame excuse, after getting one told to the folks at the Con.


If you reverse "Transformers" and "Joe" in that quote, it sounds remarkably like some utterances from last year icon-fire.gif


You are absolutely correct. And that is a sad thing to realize.


QUOTE(Morningstar @ Oct 11 2006, 09:13 PM) View Post

Now I remember why I never signed up at any joe forums..


Because they are so much worse than ours how?

QUOTE(Morningstar @ Oct 11 2006, 10:16 PM) View Post

five-figure boxed set [w/ a certificate of authenticity, tech specs and convention pin] = Crap
the opportunity to buy a bagged set.. Why would I need an extra set?
convention name badge... Uhh.. I thought most conventions gave you a lanyard regardless of pre-reg status?
convention program with comic... 10 bucks.. So exciting.
admittance to the sales room including the Private Sales Room Experience on Friday = Crap
Early Bird privileges on Saturday = Crap
admittance to the Awards Party = Crap
admittance to all convention panels/seminars.. I need to Alert GW.. They let the free entrance people at gamesday into these.. Think of all the money they could be making..
$50 in gaming coupons for Awards Party and Casino night = Crap, just cut 50 bucks off the cost of the pre-reg.
an extra exclusive figure.. K,


Its been said by that rascal Waspinator's muse, but I'll repeat to drive home the point...

#1. five-figure boxed set = Sellable on ebay for an easy profit.
#2. the opportunity to buy a bagged set = Sellable on ebay for even more profit.
#3. convention name badge = This isn't for you, but for them to be able to seperate the preregs from the walkins.
#4. convention program with comic = Consider it an extra. They wouldn't have to do it and wouldn't need to charge any less by not having them. They do it for you. Show some appreciation.
#5. admittance to the sales room including the Private Sales Room Experience on Friday = As the Rascal said, it was much less crowded so you could shop easier.
#6. Early Bird privileges on Saturday = See #5
#7. admittance to the Awards Party = As the Rascal said, a meal that you didn't have to pay 'extra' for.
#8. admittance to all convention panels/seminars. = Sauce baby.
#9. $50 in gaming coupons for Awards Party and Casino night = Gaming coupons are far different than gaming money my friend.
#10. an extra exclusive figure = Cash in the bank. You could sell your convention exclusive set for a fifty dollar loss and then sell the attendee exclusive figure for $50 and break totally even and have gotten all the above perks for free. But instead you would rather complain and talk about how much it isn't worth it. Brilliant.

I saw complete sets of all the convention exclusives go for $900+ on ebay. Hydra was here soliciting complete sets for $800. Tell me how paying the pre-registration fee, reselling the exclusives for break even in a bad year and $900+ in a good year is somehow not worth it or crap?

Complaining when you really don't have a need to = Crap. icon-arcee.gif

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