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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.


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#41 LioConvoy

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:11 AM

I enjoyed it, personally.

My personal favorite was "deadshot".

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:12 PM

It was entertaining, but not must-see or anything. The dubbing in the voices was more obvious in some episodes than others. Bruce was just talking way too quickly sometimes, especially in Test Drive. It sounded unnatural. And the connections between the stories didn't really work for me--they felt kind of half-assed, especially when the one mafia boss is arrested and in the next story he's free. Also, Work Through Pain and Test Drive were both pretty stupid. The other four were a lot more entertaining. I particularly liked the Scarecrow/Killer Croc story. The art style really fit the story in it.

I think i actually enjoyed the extra TAS episodes on the disc more than I did the feature itself (but that's not saying much, considering how extremely awesome TAS is). It's one of those kid shows that, when you watch it 15 years later, none of the old appeal is gone, because they wrote it for an older audience. It's too bad that they're taken from badly deinterlaced 480i source. Oh well icon-hotrod.gif

Oh, and does anyone know if this is set in movie continuity? Or is it like those CG Spider-Man episodes that are just loosely based on movie continuity? Or is it just completely unrelated like TAS?

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:54 PM

I enjoyed it; some segments more than others.

The shorts done by Madhouse were the best. I dunno if it was by luck or by design, but they got all the supervillains. Which is fine, because they visually interpretted them maginificently. Killer Croc felt a little hamfisted into the story, but Scarecrow (voiced by Corey Burton!) was glorious.

As I had anticipated, I didn't much care for the segments where Bruce looked like a thirteen year-old boy. Couldn't stand the fact that he and Lucious Fox winked at each other no less than six dozen times in the span of two minutes. God dammit, Japan. Stop. Just stop. The ridiculously curved cowl of his Batman outfit didn't sit well with me, either.

The guy they got to voice Alfred confused me a bit. He sounded like he was doing an Efrem Zimbalist impression rather than a Michael Caine impression. In which case, why not just get Zimbalist? He's still alive and hasn't done anything (according to IMDB) since Justice League.

The casting of Rob Paulson as the leadr of the Italian Mafia also took me out of the experience. I adore Paulson's voice...in kiddy cartoons. But perhaps its because he's so synonimous with comedy and chilren's material that hearing him cursing and trying to sound serious and tough just didn't work for me.


Anyhow, the segments done by Madhouse were worth the price for me and the only parts of the film I was really anticipating. Oddly, the character designs all looked like they were the work of Yoshiaki Kawajiri, but he didn't direct either segment.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:00 AM

I can't wait to get this when I get home.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 12:07 PM

Oh yeah, one other thing I noticed that didn't sit right with me.

Apparently, they isolated the Narrows, turning them into a massive "Escape from New York"-style prison where deranged criminals are allowed to walk around the streets and buildings unchecked, killing each other?

Seems rather...unconstitutional.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 07:59 AM

Well, I got it last night, but they hid it on the front porch so I didn't find it until this morning, so I have to wait to watch it later. icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 02:07 PM

It was alright, but I wished I hadn't spent $20 on it. The animation on some of the stories was particularly annoying. Not "bad," just not to my taste. I especially disliked the first story with pudgy Batman.
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE(Pigbag @ Jul 11 2008, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It was alright, but I wished I hadn't spent $20 on it. The animation on some of the stories was particularly annoying. Not "bad," just not to my taste. I especially disliked the first story with pudgy Batman.

Too many experiences like this have lead me to swear off buying DVDs in favor of renting them from Netflix. In fact, I had this DVD in hand by noon the day it was released thanks to Netflix icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 07:23 PM

Loved it... The kid who saves him in the first story... I hope to god they wanted me to think "GOD DAMN THAT'S TITANS ROBIN" when they cast the same voice actor... cause I did...

I don't mind the animation and yes If you listen to the commentary track, they state this was DUBBED IN ENGLISH ... the picture was already done and Kevin Conroy had to match mouth flaps... TAS was done the other way around.. the voices were done first and then the art was matched to that...

need to watch the bonus episodes yet,

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 11:38 PM

I rented it yesterday and glad I did as I found it rather disapointed considering all of the hype it recieved. The animation was brillant, but I found the stories rather dull to be honest. Yes as Destron explained on the audio commentary they give an explaination as to why everyone seems to be speaking so fast. My favourite of all the segements was the David Goyer one "In Darkness Dwells" I think its called. Also if anyone is curious in the novelization that I read a day before I rented it, the author uses Detective Renee Montoya instead of Anna Rameriez and during the audio commentary for this segment there is a cryptic comment from the producer saying to watch "The Dark Knight" for the reason why she wasn't used. Interesting.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 04:51 PM

Saw it over the weekend via OnDemand.





It put me to sleep.



Not even the Adam West "Batman" movie managed to do that.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 06:47 PM

I enjoyed it. I liked some stories better than others. But like Animatrix, that seems to be kinda the point. It gives us differant takes, differant styles of anime and if you don't like one, that's fine. You'll probably find one you do like in one of the other stories.

"Have I got a Story For You" seems to take most of the flack for its animation. Having seen the animated segment from Kill Bill and "Kids Story" on Animatrix, the animation didn't really bother me as much. What I didn't like about it was that it was too derivative from the Animated Series "Legends of the Dark Night" and it didn't do nearly as good a job at it.

But still, I did love "Deadshot," "In Darkness Dwell," and to a lesser extent "Crossfire."

But to me, the icing on the cake is Kevin Conroy. Say what you will about Japanese animation and story telling...anytime I get to hear Kevin's voice acting on Batman, I'm happy.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:06 AM

I've finally watched it all except for some of the bonus features/episodes. I really enjoyed it, as the stories were quite entertaining and the animation was quite well done.

QUOTE(Caldwin @ Jul 13 2008, 06:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But to me, the icing on the cake is Kevin Conroy. Say what you will about Japanese animation and story telling...anytime I get to hear Kevin's voice acting on Batman, I'm happy.


Indeed. I wouldn't have been nearly as stoked for this without him voicing the character.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:16 AM

That got a definite thumbs-up from me. I seem to be the odd one out here by considering "Working Through Pain" my favourite, with Deadshot coming up second.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:22 AM

I liked Crossfire the best myself.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 03:44 PM

I also really liked "Working Through Pain," even though it was a bit campy. I didn't feel like most of the segments had nearly enough time to tell the stories they tried to tell, with that one being an exception. And sadly, I really liked "Field Test," too, mainly for Fox's bits. Expecting Batman in several unique visual styles in oblique vignette story forms, I ended up liking the two most contained and generic-looking segments and being rather disappointed with the others. So I really didn't get out of it what I had hoped to.
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 09:59 PM

I liked "Working Through Pain," mainly because of what was essentially movie-continuity Lady Shiva (rendered much more impressive than the comics' stereotypical Dangerous Asian Lady).

Though yeah, the out-of-order storytelling bugged me. As did the fact that the costume couldn't decide whether it was cloth or armour.

And finally, DAVID MACCALLUM AS ALFRED!!!!

(Kept expecting Bruce to call him "Ducky.")

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 07:35 AM

I watched it last night via Netflix. Didn't care for most of it. Deadshot was the best, both in terms of storytelling and animation. The voice acting was definitely a notch below what we usually get from DC, but that's the problem with dubbing. Gordon's voice work stuck out as particularly poor to me.