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@  Ashley : (22 November 2019 - 02:12 AM)

what manufacturer is that? I'm trying to find a US source

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 November 2019 - 10:22 PM)

https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/action-figures-and-playsets/other-action-figures-and-playsets/alien-queen/p/185041

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 November 2019 - 10:22 PM)

I've already found the best toy of 2020: a foot tall, fully articulated (20 points) Alien Queen for a fraction of what Neca or anyone else would charge

@  Telly : (21 November 2019 - 09:46 PM)

no minerva toys until i get my devcon :p

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Paladin keeps saying this every time they reveal another toy of an early character, including the first Earthrise reveals even though that had Micromasters.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 03:20 PM)

I'll concede the Titan Masters, but Magnus Prime is an existing mold, Liokaiser is a set of repaints, and Metalhawk is a repaint and prominently featured in IDW.

@  Cyoti : (21 November 2019 - 12:14 PM)

And Ginrai aka "Magnus Prime, Metalhawk, "Liokaiser", etc. The real characters that Warden actually doesn't know about are the late EuroUK characters like the Turbomasters/Predators

@  Sabrblade : (21 November 2019 - 11:06 AM)

Warden and Friends did give us a Lione (Sawback) and a Shuffler

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 07:26 AM)

Or prominently featured in IDW, or an easy repaint of an existing toy.

@  Paladin : (21 November 2019 - 07:12 AM)

was she in the first 3 seasons of the cartoon? If not then she's on no one's list because they don't think she exists.

@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  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.


Gargoyles: Bad Guys #3


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#1 (Deactivated) Vicious

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:03 PM

"Bad Guys" #3, "Estranged" picks up where #2 left off and brings us to the familiar territory of the "Gargoyles Universe" version of Manhattan. It's a comfortable setting that we know quite well, and still manages to not detract from the more global setting this book is going for.

Hunter gets a lot of, much needed, fleshing out. For us long time fans, we already knew who she was and where she came from. But for new readers, or those who've been gone for a while, this is something they needed. Especially with Season Two Volume Two not yet on the horizon. While the plot doesn't move at the pace the first two issues did, this issue is all about character development, and that is not a bad thing. Hunter was my favorite member of the team ever since I first saw the leica reel back in 1998.

I loved the flashback, and watching them chase the demon into the Paris catacombs. Very creepy and atmospheric. It also sets up her relationship with her two brothers quite well. Although, I think a brief flashback to Jon accidentally crippling Jason was needed to give newbies more of a glimpse into Jon... whoops, I mean John's pathos.

The scene with Hunter and Jason was touching, and Jason's attitude was commendable. Yeah, he's not happy to be paralyzed, but he's not whining about it. He cowboyed up and is making the best of it.

Hunter and John Castaway, I loved. But the scene was way too short, I wanted more. But then, I get the feeling Hunter did to. But, she got called away. Like a professional, the mission comes first. I do look forward to their next meeting, assuming there is one.

Let's see, who's playing Celebrity Hockey on TV? Why it's (Sheena) Easton, (Diedrich) Bader, (Brent) Spinder, (Jeff) Bennett, (Jim) Belushi, (Cary-Hiroyuki) Tagawa, (William) Devane, (Jim) Cummings, and (Scott) Cleverdon. Or rather, the voice actors for Hunter, Jason, Puck, Matrix (leica reel), Fang, Yama (leica reel), the Director (leica reel), Dingo, and John Castaway. Except for Puck and the Director, everyone of those characters appear in this issue.

Finally, we begin to see the plot thicken. We know Castaway is being funded by the Illuminati, but we get a very strong hint that Hunter has a boss, too. Someone's backing her, and as Castaway said, it's not Canmore money.

Good issue. Looking forward to the next one.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:13 PM

It WAS a good issue. And they implied how the Tasmanian Tiger from issue #1 got his extinct pets. Wonder where Sevarius got the DNA for them?

The flashbacks were good. I still don't like Hunter much, but her interaction with her siblings (particularly John) was very nice.

The Casablanca Hotel...was that the crazy mind-warping hotel from that season 2 episode?

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:19 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ May 21 2008, 04:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It WAS a good issue. And they implied how the Tasmanian Tiger from issue #1 got his extinct pets. Wonder where Sevarius got the DNA for them?

The flashbacks were good. I still don't like Hunter much, but her interaction with her siblings (particularly John) was very nice.

The Casablanca Hotel...was that the crazy mind-warping hotel from that season 2 episode?


Nope, that was the Hotel Cabal.

See, I like Hunter. But then, I've always liked bitches.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:44 PM

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:55 PM

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Spiner....


I know, I typoed.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 06:10 PM

QUOTE(Vicious @ May 21 2008, 04:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ May 21 2008, 04:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It WAS a good issue. And they implied how the Tasmanian Tiger from issue #1 got his extinct pets. Wonder where Sevarius got the DNA for them?

The flashbacks were good. I still don't like Hunter much, but her interaction with her siblings (particularly John) was very nice.

The Casablanca Hotel...was that the crazy mind-warping hotel from that season 2 episode?


Nope, that was the Hotel Cabal.

See, I like Hunter. But then, I've always liked bitches.


Yeah, I can't stand em. Same reason why I never really liked Demona a whole lot.

I mean, she's a good villain and I don't hate her or anything. She was usually the source of some of the show's best story arcs.

But if Weisman ever gives the series a proper conclusion...bitch gotta die.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 06:42 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ May 21 2008, 07:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Vicious @ May 21 2008, 04:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ May 21 2008, 04:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It WAS a good issue. And they implied how the Tasmanian Tiger from issue #1 got his extinct pets. Wonder where Sevarius got the DNA for them?

The flashbacks were good. I still don't like Hunter much, but her interaction with her siblings (particularly John) was very nice.

The Casablanca Hotel...was that the crazy mind-warping hotel from that season 2 episode?


Nope, that was the Hotel Cabal.

See, I like Hunter. But then, I've always liked bitches.


Yeah, I can't stand em. Same reason why I never really liked Demona a whole lot.

I mean, she's a good villain and I don't hate her or anything. She was usually the source of some of the show's best story arcs.

But if Weisman ever gives the series a proper conclusion...bitch gotta die.


She's going to last until at least the year 2198. Gonna outlive everybody.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 04:43 AM

The "revelation" that Jon Canmore is John Castaway didn't seem right to me... I mean, it worked for me personally, and I imagine for most of the audience, since it's been known through Weisman for ages now that they're the same guy. But this would be the first time, actually in-story, that it's been revealed, wouldn't it? Didn't seem to have the "surprise revelation factor" you'd expect.

Good issue, though. Good, indeed.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:44 AM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ May 22 2008, 05:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The "revelation" that Jon Canmore is John Castaway didn't seem right to me... I mean, it worked for me personally, and I imagine for most of the audience, since it's been known through Weisman for ages now that they're the same guy. But this would be the first time, actually in-story, that it's been revealed, wouldn't it? Didn't seem to have the "surprise revelation factor" you'd expect.

Good issue, though. Good, indeed.


Actually, I kind of like that it didn't, because, well, honestly, who was he fooling? His brother and sister knew it was him right away, as well they should.

When I first saw him on TV (way back in 1996), I immediately thought "hey, Jon Canmore, what's he up to?" it never occurred to me that it was anyone but him... nor did I think it was supposed to be a mystery.


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Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:36 AM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ May 22 2008, 05:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The "revelation" that Jon Canmore is John Castaway didn't seem right to me... I mean, it worked for me personally, and I imagine for most of the audience, since it's been known through Weisman for ages now that they're the same guy. But this would be the first time, actually in-story, that it's been revealed, wouldn't it? Didn't seem to have the "surprise revelation factor" you'd expect.
I don't think it needed to. I've never pursued the Greg Weisman reveal spoilers but I thought it was fairly understood from John Castaway's first appearance that he was Canmore. I don't believe this issue was ever meant as a reveal, and any tie in to Canmore would simply have been a refresher for readers not familiar with episodes not appearing on DVD.

Lost does this sometimes. They'll basically tell you something in a series of obvious clues that by the time a "reveal" happens, the educated audience pretty much already knows it. It's like when it's "revealed" that Senator Palpatine is the Emperor. Yeah... we're already there...

Anyway, great issue. The hockey stuff was hilarious. Puck to Spiner, then to Bennet. Haha.

Edited by aDam, 24 May 2008 - 07:38 AM.


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Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:49 AM

QUOTE(Vicious @ May 21 2008, 07:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
She's going to last until at least the year 2198. Gonna outlive everybody.


Well, that's disappointing.

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ May 24 2008, 08:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Vicious @ May 21 2008, 07:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
She's going to last until at least the year 2198. Gonna outlive everybody.


Well, that's disappointing.


Not really, the role he has planned for her in the 2198 series is interesting.


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Posted 24 May 2008 - 06:42 PM

QUOTE(aDam @ May 24 2008, 08:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ May 22 2008, 05:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The "revelation" that Jon Canmore is John Castaway didn't seem right to me... I mean, it worked for me personally, and I imagine for most of the audience, since it's been known through Weisman for ages now that they're the same guy. But this would be the first time, actually in-story, that it's been revealed, wouldn't it? Didn't seem to have the "surprise revelation factor" you'd expect.
I don't think it needed to. I've never pursued the Greg Weisman reveal spoilers but I thought it was fairly understood from John Castaway's first appearance that he was Canmore. I don't believe this issue was ever meant as a reveal, and any tie in to Canmore would simply have been a refresher for readers not familiar with episodes not appearing on DVD.

Lost does this sometimes. They'll basically tell you something in a series of obvious clues that by the time a "reveal" happens, the educated audience pretty much already knows it. It's like when it's "revealed" that Senator Palpatine is the Emperor. Yeah... we're already there...


Yeah, I agree. Greg and I had lunch back in December, and one of the things we talked about was Castaway. He never meant for it to be a mystery at all, so it wasn't designed to be. He wasn't going to beat the audience over the head with it the moment we first saw him, but at the same time there was so much there that made if obvious.

Jon Canmore - John Castaway. An obvious alias, especially since he recently used the Jon Carter alias.
The character model is basically the same. They just gave him a mustache and slicked back his hair.
The scars of the Hunter on his Quarryman uniform.
This is lost in the comic, but in the episode, when Castaway lost his temper with Vinnie, he dropped the faux English accent and slipped back into his Scottish accent.

Funny thing is, when I read #3 and his conversation with Robyn, as I read it, he was conversing with her in his Scottish accent, but slipped into his faux English accent as soon as he said "I'm not Jonny Canmore. I'm Castaway. John Castaway now."

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:04 PM

My opinion is probably a result of the fact that the Goliath Chronicles was never shown over here back in the UK, and I found out about Canmore being Castaway before I ever SAW the episode, and then when I did see it in recent years, the fact that it wasn't stated made me think it was a mystery-that-didn't-get-revealed.

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 11:37 PM

QUOTE(Vicious @ May 24 2008, 07:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is lost in the comic, but in the episode, when Castaway lost his temper with Vinnie, he dropped the faux English accent and slipped back into his Scottish accent.

Funny thing is, when I read #3 and his conversation with Robyn, as I read it, he was conversing with her in his Scottish accent, but slipped into his faux English accent as soon as he said "I'm not Jonny Canmore. I'm Castaway. John Castaway now."
They should just have put the Scottish stuff in <scottish></scottish> tags.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 01:19 AM

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She's going to last until at least the year 2198. Gonna outlive everybody.



Cept McBeth.

Ironbite-seeing as how that's the only way to freaking kill her is to get him to do the job...

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 05:35 AM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ May 24 2008, 07:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My opinion is probably a result of the fact that the Goliath Chronicles was never shown over here back in the UK, and I found out about Canmore being Castaway before I ever SAW the episode, and then when I did see it in recent years, the fact that it wasn't stated made me think it was a mystery-that-didn't-get-revealed.


The Goliath Chronicles was shown here on Disney Channel. They had a rather big teaser campaign for it. I think Gargoyles was one of their most successful shows. The original series finale got a big primetime back-to-back showing.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:54 PM

The long overdue video review for issues 2 and 3 of Bad Guys.

http://powet.tv/2008...2-and-3-review/

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