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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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#81 (Deactivated) Morningstar

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 05:57 PM

If I spent the money to get all those exclusives. I would KEEP THEM. I don't sell transformers to make Profit. I buy transformers becuase I like them.


You support FP and there extortionist policies.. Fine be my guest.. but I don't. and Will never.

As for why I'm glad I never signed up at a Joe Forum? The same reason I'm sorry I signed up at a Transformers Forum.


I'm a brick wall, Keep shouting and you will go Hoarse.

Edited by Morningstar, 28 October 2006 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2006 - 06:30 PM

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You support FP and there extortionist policies.. Fine be my guest.. but I don't. and Will never.


No offense but coming from someone who thought the prices were hideous before going. Having gone... it really is worth it. The prices aren't that hideous in all honesty (And even my spendthrift hubby said the same thing. You get what you pay for really... and you make the experience what you want it to be). I do think they should maybe toss in the con T-shirt in the mix. As shirts usually don't cost that much to produce. But what the hey. I'll deal.

If you like the toys keep them. Such as this years set I love. Was my first Botcon. Keeping the toys. Next year. Hell I might get an extra set to sell, and if I don't like them. WHOOHOO. Why not... it'll fund my dealer room adventures.

Edited by Waspinator's Muse, 28 October 2006 - 06:35 PM.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:30 PM

QUOTE(Morningstar @ Oct 28 2006, 05:57 PM) View Post

If I spent the money to get all those exclusives. I would KEEP THEM. I don't sell transformers to make Profit. I buy transformers becuase I like them.


You support FP and there extortionist policies.. Fine be my guest.. but I don't. and Will never.

As for why I'm glad I never signed up at a Joe Forum? The same reason I'm sorry I signed up at a Transformers Forum.


I'm a brick wall, Keep shouting and you will go Hoarse.


Hey, what does Savage and the gang know anyway? Their extortionist policies are going to drive Botcon into the ground. No one will want to attend. Pay no mind to the fact that they just hosted what was arguably the biggest and most successful Con ever. Despite having a hefty ticket for entry, despite being in the fall instead of the summer, and despite people like you who have made up their mind they are going to hate it no matter what kind of reasoned response they are given. You want to cover your ears and shout at the top of your lungs "LALALALALALA" while people talk with you reasonably....thats your right. Just don't expect people to hang around for very long and continue to converse. I also wouldn't expect them to have an ear for you when you actually do have a legitimate complaint or suggestion.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:37 PM

Look, I don't care. I've allready voiced my legitimate complaints. Just becuase you see nothing wrong with forking over that kinda money, good for you.


This is the internet, I don't expect people to pay attention to my complaints. I don't expect people to read my posts, I don't expect people to do anything.

I'm here to make myself heard and everyone else be damned.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:13 PM


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I don't expect people to read my posts. I'm here to make myself heard.

I'm sorry I signed up at a Transformers Forum.


Fun Publications should be overjoyed, if the above is the caliber of criticism aimed their way.



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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:18 PM

They are a Company, They don't have feelings they have Profits and Bottom lines. So quite Frankly I don't care what Fun Publications is. I simply don't like their buisness model.. but as with anything else in this Fandom.. if you disagree with the mob mentality you are evil and mean and worthy of derision.


And yes, I'm sorry this is a Transformers Forum. But I didn't sign up at the allspark for the Transformers. I signed up becuase it has a P&R forum, aswell as still providing me with adequete news coverage of toys, Video games and comic books.


*edit* And not to sound ungrateful for all the attention I'm suddenly getting.. But isn't this threads purpose to bitch about the gijoe fans bitching that they got stuck with the Fall con?

Edited by Morningstar, 28 October 2006 - 11:26 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:25 PM


QUOTE(Morningstar @ Oct 29 2006, 04:18 AM) View Post
I simply don't like their buisness model.. but as with anything else in this Fandom.. if you disagree with the mob mentality you are evil and mean and worthy of derision.


Seems like you care about peoples' responses after all, if only to hate them.

And no valid or factually accurate positions in this thread have been derided.

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And yes, I'm sorry this is a Transformers Forum. But I didn't sign up at the allspark for the Transformers. I signed up becuase it has a P&R forum, aswell as still providing me with adequete news coverage of toys, Video games and comic books.


Are you even a Transformers fan? Seriously. You don't like to talk about them and you're sorry you're here. If you aren't a fan, why do you even pretend to care about the running of the Transformers convention?

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:31 PM

"extortionist"?

OH NOES THEY'RE CHARGING MONEY FOR ITEMS THAT HAVE LOW RUNS AND THEREFORE HIGH COSTS THAT WOULD NOT OTHERWISE EXIST AND THAT WE ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER TO BUY!!!! THOSE BASTARDS!!!

Money in exchange for a luxury item? Pshaw. What nonsense you speak of. Clearly we should be given toys for free, delivered by %$^*-giving hookers on unicorns.

And yes, nobody at or associated with FP cares in any way about Transformers, clearly. Not a one. For they are not human, not a soul among them, but unfeeling machinery, horrible unliving homunculi born of dark sciences whose only reason to live is to suckle at the teat of fanboy wallets and tears, their sustinence.

I find such allegations of yours interesting considering your admission of not coming here to talk about Transformers, but basically to stir up s***.


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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:31 PM

QUOTE(Morningstar @ Oct 28 2006, 11:37 PM) View Post

This is the internet, I don't expect people to pay attention to my complaints. I don't expect people to read my posts, I don't expect people to do anything.

I'm here to make myself heard and everyone else be damned.


Wait, you post to make yourself heard, but not for people to read you making yourself heard? How does that work, exactly?

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:33 PM

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Are you even a Transformers fan? Seriously. You don't like to talk about them and you're sorry you're here. If you aren't a fan, why do you even pretend to care about the running of the Transformers convention?



ahh the whole " Not a fan " thing... why am I not suprised to see that pop up..


No I Like the toys allot, and rather like the Marvel Comic.. But i'm not interested in talking about them becuase theirs no need. Anything that can be said about them has allready been said about them by some one else. why echo their statements? As for why I care about the Convention and how its run? This is the Internet, This is everyones personal soap box. I don't need a reason to comment on it.

And don't put words in my mouth, I never said I was sorry I was at the allspark. If you look at my " most posted in forum " bit in my user information you will find that I stay in General Discussion. Transformers are simply one of my many varied interests.


*edit for sipher* If i'm only here to " Stir jive Up " then why are you even responding to me? You obviously know that I don't care what you say, that no way can I take it personally due to not being face to face with you when you say it. Why do you say it? Simply to Say it. Simply to make yourself Heard.

*edit for walky* I never expect anything out of anyone. If you have no expectations you can't be let down.

Edited by Morningstar, 28 October 2006 - 11:42 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:36 PM

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They are a Company, They don't have feelings they have Profits and Bottom lines. So quite Frankly I don't care what Fun Publications is. I simply don't like their buisness model.. but as with anything else in this Fandom.. if you disagree with the mob mentality you are evil and mean and worthy of derision.


No offense intended, but... That latter comment (and as an update most of your follow up commentary as well) is not the formula on how to win friends and influence people. Acting as though you are being dragged by wild horses over cactai because you made a complaint and people are trying to point out alternative ways to deal with that complaint... is not entirely sweet.

If you care not for TF'swhy post in the TF convention forum? Why go to the TF areas at all if they aren't your fort?? The old addage sometimes applies very well. If you don't have something nice to say... don't say anything at all.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:39 PM

Morningstar, what purpose do you serve? I'm not talking about this forum specifically. You consume resources which other humans might have a use for. Justify this.

What purpose do you serve? Whose life is enriched by yours?

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:46 PM

I'm really not grasping here how this thread suddenly became about me.

I've allready explained all the questions asked of me. Chips isn't even worth responding too, as the answer is easily within reach by simply reading my screen name.





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Posted 29 October 2006 - 12:40 AM

QUOTE(Morningstar @ Oct 28 2006, 08:37 PM) View Post

Look, I don't care. I've allready voiced my legitimate complaints. Just becuase you see nothing wrong with forking over that kinda money, good for you.


This is the internet, I don't expect people to pay attention to my complaints. I don't expect people to read my posts, I don't expect people to do anything.

I'm here to make myself heard and everyone else be damned.


Excuse me? This is supposed to be a community, not a bathroom wall to scrawl graffiti on. If you have no intention of contributing anything to anyone but yourself, just what are you doing here? Frankly, I'm feeling Sipher is right that this is an admission that your posting style is just to stir up s***.

Prove us wrong?

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 12:44 AM

QUOTE(M Sipher @ Oct 29 2006, 12:31 AM) View Post

And yes, nobody at or associated with FP cares in any way about Transformers, clearly. Not a one. For they are not human, not a soul among them, but unfeeling machinery, horrible unliving homunculi born of dark sciences whose only reason to live is to suckle at the teat of fanboy wallets and tears, their sustinence.

That's true. It's a very destructive attitude to have, to think that anyone involved in business is less human. It reinforces the label and encourages them to follow it. Is that really what you want? No. You want human businessmen that consider the customer, not just the profit.

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"extortionist"?

OH NOES THEY'RE CHARGING MONEY FOR ITEMS THAT HAVE LOW RUNS AND THEREFORE HIGH COSTS THAT WOULD NOT OTHERWISE EXIST AND THAT WE ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER TO BUY!!!! THOSE BASTARDS!!!

Money in exchange for a luxury item? Pshaw. What nonsense you speak of. Clearly we should be given toys for free, delivered by %$^*-giving hookers on unicorns.

There's too many easy jokes I could make at Morningstar's expense, but they don't contribute anything. :>

I do still consider the exclusive set to be a little bit of extortion. You're not under any obligation to buy them, but you are if you want to attend the convention. although they are necessary to run the convention. My only concern is with how expensive it should be VS who it denies a good convention experience over. While I do enjoy the smooth running operation and large selection of exclusives available (including remolds!), what I wonder is what's the cost, not just directly to me, but to the selection of potential customers. Maybe my concerns are of a problem that's not nearly as serious as it might be.
heh... as good as FP has it, and us as a result, I think it was a HUGE SHOCK to have the whole system change back in 2005. I wonder if we're over it already from 2006.

heh... thinking back... imagine if a parent took a child to the convention under pre-registration, and then when they got the exclusive set, told the kid the toys were too expensive to keep, because they had to be sold to help pay for coming to the convention? :> I don't know how likely that situation is, or even how negative it would be, but I was just thinking of another side to what I had thought earlier. there's always a credit card purchase of an extra bagged set, and one set is sold before the credit card bill comes.

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 12:53 AM

QUOTE(Rotty @ Oct 29 2006, 01:40 AM) View Post

QUOTE(Morningstar @ Oct 28 2006, 08:37 PM) View Post

Look, I don't care. I've allready voiced my legitimate complaints. Just becuase you see nothing wrong with forking over that kinda money, good for you.


This is the internet, I don't expect people to pay attention to my complaints. I don't expect people to read my posts, I don't expect people to do anything.

I'm here to make myself heard and everyone else be damned.


Excuse me? This is supposed to be a community,


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