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@  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.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.


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#1 Detective Fork

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 03:11 PM

I am envious of some of the Transformers displays I've seen pictured in this forum. My collection is just as big as some of yours but I have less room to display things. I have the Classics out and a few other choice and random items but most of my poor 'bots sit boxed and bagged in the closet. One day, I want to change that; when I have more space, I want to put most of the collection out on shelves. But that brings me to the question of dust...

Do most of you who have collections that are displayed (and not enclosed in cases) take all your figures off the shelf and dust on a regular basis? How many hours does it take? Or do you let them sit there and collect dead skin cells? Some of the collections I've seen on here take up shelves and shelves throughout a whole room and the dusting just seems like a mind-boggling proposition. Even with the small percentage of toys I have displayed, it takes a fair bit of time to dust things off. I've been known to let it go for too long, far too often.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 05:19 PM

Frankly, I'm usually lucky to keep the toys on the shelves...

IF I see my TF's looking furry...ie, not the beast wars ones...then I take a swiffer cloth and use that to take the dust off them. It doesn't leave residue or guck on them because it's dry, but it's good at catching dust. Other than that, every few months I take them off, dust the shelves, and put them back on in a different arrangement.
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 06:50 PM

QUOTE(Stormrave @ May 17 2007, 06:19 PM) View Post

Frankly, I'm usually lucky to keep the toys on the shelves...

IF I see my TF's looking furry...ie, not the beast wars ones...then I take a swiffer cloth and use that to take the dust off them. It doesn't leave residue or guck on them because it's dry, but it's good at catching dust. Other than that, every few months I take them off, dust the shelves, and put them back on in a different arrangement.


Wow, thread got pinned.

I guess the dusting turns out to be a good way to actually get us to do more than just stare at our toys. Handling them and rearranging is always fun. Still, have you seen the size of some of the displays people have posted on here? Might need to hire a maid. ;-) I picture Rosie from The Jetsons.

Edited by Detective Fork, 17 May 2007 - 06:50 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:05 PM

I don't bother to dust often. When I do (usually around the beginning of spring and the middle of fall; I'm not exactly obsessive about cleaning), I put a fan in the window facing out and take some canned air to my collection. That takes off most of the dust. Anything left, I go after it with a few clean rags and wipe them clean. It takes a while, but it also gives me a chance to decide if Item X is going to stay out or get put away in favor of something else. I got a late start on it this year, and a lot more ended up put away than usual (I'll be posting picks shortly), but the job still gets done.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 10:39 PM

Try those Swifer feather-type dusters. THey get into every nook and cranny.
Also, some companies make polish/wax for diecast cars. It repels dust, but it can only be used on painted surfaces.

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 01:13 AM

I usually take each toy down and dust them individually and the shelf itself once every 6 months.

But since I have Doors on my shelves it helps keep em pretty clean as is..

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 06:21 PM

Drape a bed sheet over on them if you can. Take it off only when you want to enjoy them. It will help some.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:23 PM

My figures have a thick protective layer of dust which helps protect them from the sun's harmful rays.
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Posted 23 November 2007 - 01:57 PM

To be honest, I keep fiddling with all of my displayed figures so much that dust rarely becomes a factor. ^^;

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 02:32 PM

What you gonna do about all that dust?

All that dust upon your bust?

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 07:03 PM

Whatever you do, do NOT get it wet. If any wet dust gets left behind in cracks it will harden into something not unlike concrete, in an obscene way. My recommendation, go to the dollar store and get a cheap toothbrush.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 05:19 PM

I just throw them away when they get dusty.

I'm just a baller like that.

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 05:51 AM

I put half of my collection in a space under the TV, I can't see my figures anymore but they are all standing and not in storage, something that I hate. Other shelves are to the window's side, so most dust won't go there. Then I only have 2 shelves with my Vector Primes and Magna Jet Convoys, and the one in front of the window needs serious dusting from time to time, the other is less problematic. When I had all my collection on display, it was a real nightmare!

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 11:33 PM

I ahve allergies and my wife and daughter have a cat. She bought me an air purifier a couple of Christmas's ago to keep down allergens such as pet dander adn dust. Well i was in a resale store and saw another one and decided to get it to place in my office. WORTH EVERY PENNY! My collection pieces that have been on my new shelves the longest, over for well over 8 months, have NO dust. New air cleaner cost about $40 bucks or so at Walmart but the 2 used ones cost me $5 to $10.
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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:55 AM

Use q-tips for those hard to get places.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 04:34 PM

I use a paintbrush to get all of my figures dusted, and sometimes I use a brush with a little tip to get those hard to reach places.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 06:54 PM

There is no dust on my 20 Transformers.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 07:48 AM

QUOTE(Skullgrin140 @ Sep 21 2008, 04:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use a paintbrush to get all of my figures dusted, and sometimes I use a brush with a little tip to get those hard to reach places.

S'my way of doing it, though generally preceded by blowing off the top layer/excess.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:02 AM

QUOTE(Amphibitron @ Oct 16 2007, 08:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My figures have a thick protective layer of dust which helps protect them from the sun's harmful rays.

Never thought about it like that... I'm never dusting again lol

I use a makeup brush to dust mine, cheep blush applicator has really soft bristles and usually gets into those little nooks and crannies pretty easily.

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