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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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#1 Ginrai

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 01:55 AM

Alright people..while it's still a work in progress, I figured I'd post some pics of what was and what is now.

Pardon the odd angles and old writings in the corners of my "what was" pictures, back when I shot these pics I was always worried someone might try to stiff people on ebay.

That being said, lets get started with what I had before I sold off about 85% of what I used to have.

These are my Gen 1 Decepticons...I eventually bought a reissue Predaking and had Octane as well, but they never ended up being photographed.

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Sadly, it seems I accidently erased the pic of all my Autobots..but I had quite a few...some real awesome ones too.

Going in terms of the Japanese continuity, this is my Headmasters series collection...Yes, both Decepticon clones are there, but only one is viseable..not pictured however was Twincast, who I got in an incrediable deal from a member here on the boards.
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Next up in terms of continuity would be my personal favorite, Masterforce (bad angle here, but all 3 Decepticon jr Headmasters were there)
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Than of course would come Victory:
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Than came Zone and Return of Convoy..not pictured here would be Sky Garry..bought him in the same deal with Twincast..almost wish I hadn't sold him and Grandus after I bought a legit Star Convoy..oh..and thats the common Dai Atlas KO you see, I won't lie.
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Stay tuned, more on the way!
Codename: Ginrai
Code No.: C-307
Level: 76
Origin: U.S.A.

Profile: A gentle intellectual, he is usually a quiet commander, but when the Destrons start attacking, he becomes a warrior whose bravery is second to none. Well versed in various martial arts, he is willing to lay down his life to defend against destruction and invasion.

Trust me....it's better to have a well defined collection over a vast one.

#2 Ginrai

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 02:09 AM

Next begins the era of the Beasts..

For starters, here is my Beast Wars collection, complete with the infamous Ravage X-9 figure.

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Than of course comes the start of the Japanese Beast Wars, Beast Wars II:
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Followed by Beast Wars Neo:
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and of course concluded with the infamous Beast Machines:
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Than as we all remember, it was back to Autobots, Decepticons and Predacons in RiD:
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Which was the only time I was able to afford the awesome Brave Maximus..and I was lucky enough to actually get a legit God Fire Convoy Sword from a member of the boards here again...
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Than came Armada:
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and of course there was Unicron and his "spy forms" and the Minicons:
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Than there was Energon...which is when I started thinking about selling my stuff, about half way through..but I still managed to rack up a few nice things:
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and of course:
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so that was before...now, as for where I am today....
Codename: Ginrai
Code No.: C-307
Level: 76
Origin: U.S.A.

Profile: A gentle intellectual, he is usually a quiet commander, but when the Destrons start attacking, he becomes a warrior whose bravery is second to none. Well versed in various martial arts, he is willing to lay down his life to defend against destruction and invasion.

Trust me....it's better to have a well defined collection over a vast one.

#3 Ginrai

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 02:30 AM

Oh..I forgot..I also had the 2 Metal Force Convoys, but I decided to sell them recently also..I'm gonna just put the url here because the photo is so big:
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That being said...I decided to cut back on collecting series and now, I base my stuff off the fact 1) I'm a huge Optimus Prime fan and 2) I really only want to spend my money on things I find of a higher quality..like Alternators, Masterpiece figures, some of the Classics, and no doubt I picked up Primus.

So, that being said, here is the first photo of my Optimus Prime (and Rodimus) collection...see if you can spot Combat Hero Optimus:
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Here's a few more, the Vehicle based figures are starting to blend in with the animal forms of Primal - Convoy:

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..and here are the rest of the animal based figures...before you ask why Magnaboss..well..Lio Convoy Jr is in that set:
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My movie cast shelf...which is still being worked on:
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This is a small cabinet I'm working on for display stuff, but in the mean time its holding The Mp 4 trailer, the over sized Gen 2 Korean Prime KO and my NY Convoy:
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Gotta love the 2 feet of God Fire Convoy sword goodness again:
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"Trailer park 1" (and a bag of accessories)
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This is the other shelving unit I'm working with right now..freaking awesome thing, and I was joking with a friend about how this photo looks like its from the set of a Giant Robot Anime..also notice how two of the Kiss Play girls are riding the Jet Skis from the classics figures:
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1st half of my Alternators...pardon the squish going on, this was taken during a test for space..and yes, I keep Classics BB and CJ with them:
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and the second half of the Alternators collection, featuring Kiss Play..still waiting for Rumble and Ravage..grr!!..also..see if you can spot Mirage, he sticks to his name sake and is hard to spot here. icon-waspy.gif
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and finally...trailer park 2:
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Edited by Ginrai, 24 February 2007 - 02:38 AM.

Codename: Ginrai
Code No.: C-307
Level: 76
Origin: U.S.A.

Profile: A gentle intellectual, he is usually a quiet commander, but when the Destrons start attacking, he becomes a warrior whose bravery is second to none. Well versed in various martial arts, he is willing to lay down his life to defend against destruction and invasion.

Trust me....it's better to have a well defined collection over a vast one.

#4 Ginrai

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 02:58 AM

eh..while I'm at it..may as well ad this picture, it's one of my favorites. I took this photo the day my Star Convoy arrived, and I was very excited about it..I had bought a loose KO of the figure years before and wasn't aware of it..and for years I wanted the real deal..so I lucked out..I had been planning on getting an apartment with my best friend, but as things turned out, she wasn't able to go through with it, so I had just the right amount of money put aside, and an auction for one complete with it's box was ending 3 days later...so, I won the auction, and I'm still friends with that person, so everybody wins!

I call this photo the end and the new begining:
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and here's a pic someone helped me make of Hotrod transforming into Rodimus Prime, using the help of Big Convoy's Matrix, hehe:
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and for Humor sake...Ultra Magnus getting told off by Optimus Prime:
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Ok..soo..thats all my TF stuff for now...I'm sure updates will occur in time..thanks for looking!
Codename: Ginrai
Code No.: C-307
Level: 76
Origin: U.S.A.

Profile: A gentle intellectual, he is usually a quiet commander, but when the Destrons start attacking, he becomes a warrior whose bravery is second to none. Well versed in various martial arts, he is willing to lay down his life to defend against destruction and invasion.

Trust me....it's better to have a well defined collection over a vast one.

#5 Boo

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 04:26 AM

Very nice Ginrai! Love the beast "Convoy Council" thing you have going there!

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 02:57 PM

Great pics. I forgot how many beasts you had. I shoulda bought a few of those goodies when you were clearing out, oh well.

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 04:25 PM

QUOTE(Ginrai @ Feb 24 2007, 02:30 AM) View Post


and the second half of the Alternators collection, featuring Kiss Play..still waiting for Rumble and Ravage..grr!!..also..see if you can spot Mirage, he sticks to his name sake and is hard to spot here. icon-waspy.gif
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He's surrounded by Red alert , broadcast, wheeljack, prime and swerve.

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