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@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).


Who do you think is the most difficult boss of all time?

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#1 Tyson


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Posted 03 May 2008 - 10:59 PM


I nominate this one.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 11:37 PM

well besides that looking completely crazy and probably made to be unbeatable i nominate the first boss in ninja gaiden on Master ninja Mode.

I cant think of his name but he's the white haired teacher guy with the nunchaku. Hes beatable but god damnit is he hard.


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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:13 AM

QUOTE(Prime 2.0 @ May 3 2008, 11:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
well besides that looking completely crazy and probably made to be unbeatable i nominate the first boss in ninja gaiden on Master ninja Mode.

I cant think of his name but he's the white haired teacher guy with the nunchaku. Hes beatable but god damnit is he hard.

Funny thing is. I beat him on normal mode on my new PS3 on my first try Yesterday. But was very colse to dieing though.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:13 AM

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:36 AM

Lou on Expert! (GH3)

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:37 AM

Bowser/King Koopa from Super Mario Bros. I hate that hammer throwing dinosaur.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 01:57 AM

The tarrasque. Wait, you wanted video game bosses......

Dragonforce. Screw Lou, he's easy. First time I played Through the Fire and Flames, I couldn't feel my hands for five minutes afterwards.

I also nominate Ares from God of War on god mode. He's unbeatable to me. Mainly because every damn time I get to the final part of the fight and try to grapple, the game freezes. But the sounds keep going, so I get a frozen game letting out homoerotic grunting.

The hidden opponents in YuGiOh: Dark Duel Stories. Not because they're that tough, but because they cheat (not an exaggeration, they use multiple copies of cards you're only allowed one of).

Ozma from Final Fantasy 9. Every time I think I'm getting close, he wipes out the entire party in one hit. If I can reach him at all. Grah.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 03:26 AM

QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ May 3 2008, 11:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ozma from Final Fantasy 9. Every time I think I'm getting close, he wipes out the entire party in one hit. If I can reach him at all. Grah.

Ozma's easy. You've just got to prep. Make sure you've got status immunity to the more crippling status effects, namely Silence and Confuse. Also, doesn't hurt to max out your party's 9999 damage dealing attacks (Quina's Frog Drop, Zidane's Thievery, Freya's Dragon Crest). Equip as many characters as you can with Pumice Piece or any other shadow element nullifying/absorbing equipment (I think there might be a robe or two that does so), that way Doomsday doesn't annihilate you. And to make it even easier, complete the Friendly Monster sidequest, which removes his Shadow absorption status (so his Doomsdays hurt him rather than heal him). That's pretty much the gist of it.

Ultima and Omega Weapon in FFVIII are a lot harder, at least if you're not a cheapass and abuse Hero Drink/Holy Wars to render yourself invulnerable. But those things make anything easy.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 06:49 AM

Ive got to say Omega Weapon in FFVIII

I never had the holy wars to help and never beat him

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:11 AM

Angel X in the first Mega Man Zero.

Edited by Mr. Wingus, 04 May 2008 - 07:11 AM.


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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:06 PM

Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit for the NES.

The game is great, and in many ways the precursor to games like GTA, but that final boss is a pain in my ass.

Edited by aDam, 04 May 2008 - 02:07 PM.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 03:19 PM

Onslaught from Marvel v. Capcom---not impossible. But he was hugging hard back in the Dreamcast/arcade days.

Megatron on the PSP version of the TF movie. I gave up on that one.

And quite a few RPG bosses. They are just difficult because you have to hug around A LOT more longer to beat them (ie. walking around and leveling up. It can take hours in some games).

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 03:45 PM

QUOTE(Solarstorm @ May 4 2008, 04:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Onslaught from Marvel v. Capcom---not impossible. But he was hugging hard back in the Dreamcast/arcade days.

You never played as Mega Man did you? For the most part He could lay low and just buster shot him to death in the first mode. You'd still take a lot of damage from his rush attack and magnetic storm but they were easily blocked. And the 2nd form was cake, jumping over his arms and blocking or getting out of the way of his projectile attacks were easy. The only tough part would be if he summoned a fighter to stall you.

I always though Shao Khan in Ultimate MK 3 was a cheap character ack in the day.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:26 PM

Scratch that. Here is a new canidate!

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 05:04 PM

Bullet Hell games should be automatically disqualified from these sort of comparisons. A good chunk of them are still developed in the arcade mindset of trying to simply consume coinage, which gives us boss like those where continues are a borderline necessity for even the most twitch-skilled gamer. The only bullet hell game I'd ever serious consider is Ikaruga because of the flip aspect.

There's a difference between difficult boss design and bad boss design.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 06:21 PM

The hardest boss I've encountered is deceptively difficult, and is much harder than the game's final boss. The bos is none other than...

Donkey Kong 64's Donkey Kong Arcade Machine

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 05:56 AM

Sonic the Hedgehog

Labarinth (sp) Zone boss. I still have only done it once to this day

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:02 AM

Nominees for Toughest Boss Ever:

The "You cannot run, hide, or escape" award: YETI from Skifree

The "I'm going to kill you through sheer speed and air turbulence" award: Mechanical Train Control Robot, Sunset Park 3, Sonic Triple Trouble

The "SNK SUPREME BOSS" Award: KOF XI's last boss who thinks with portals

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:32 AM

oh god. the Yeti....

that brings back frustrating memories