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@  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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.


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#1 MrBlud

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 03:18 PM

Now THIS is what I'm talking about


Guardian (Alpha Flight)
Heroes Reborn Iron Man
Crossbones
Scarlet Spider (spiderman costume)
the Vision
Human Torch
Ultimate War Machine
Kang (YES!!)
BAF: Ares

I HAVE to get that Vision, it blows Toy Biz's out of the water. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 03:22 PM

Guardian and Ben Reilly Spider-Man please! Finally a Ben Reilly that has articulation, and isn't just a repaint of a web-less Spiderman.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 03:30 PM

That Ben Reilly is nice. Too bad I already sold most of my Marvel Legends.

Sorry, Hasbro, I gave you 3 waves to make some figures I care about but you blew it.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 03:57 PM

While I'm less than thrilled with the news of yet another Human Torch, that certainly looks like the best one ever. Seriously, that looks awesome.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 04:05 PM

Those are actually pretty impressive.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 04:25 PM

Yay! I can finally replace my Movie Human Torch with something more comic-y!

Glad to see them reissue Kang, he'll go great with the Young Avenger set.

I like Guardian and the modern Crossbones too. Not a bad wave. icon-ironhide.gif


...wait, Walmart exclusive? Crap in a hat.

Oh hey! Theres a new classic armor Ironman coming out in a two pack AND a Sharon Carter figure in another twopack! I know exactly how I'm going to display her and Cap on my shelf. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 04:46 PM

New 2-packs? Where?

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#8 HeyMickey

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 05:21 PM

They're on page two of the gallery. Here's a good pic.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 05:23 PM

Thanks!

Holy crap that is a new mold of Classic Iron Man.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 05:27 PM

second page.

i wuvs that iron man. it shall be mine.

but Kang......

oh Kang. many shall be destroyed as i hunt for him. many, many deaths.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 05:38 PM

I'm so glad now that I never bought that Crappy TB Stealth Iron Man. This blows it out of the water, and for a portion of the cost. HML just keep getting better. Now, just give me a decent Spiderman 2099 and I will be done with Spidey.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 04:40 AM

I don't even wont to say it, but Half of those arn't coming to canada...

and Because Hasbro Canada is the way it is... I have my doubts as to weather we'll even get the guy WITH OUR hugging FLAG FOR A COSTUME...

>_< I mean seriously wtf, no Holocaust wave, no Red Hulk wave...

and here I thought going to hasbro would make this jive MORE available... what a mess.

AND WHY IS Aries the BAF? Isn't he like just average roid-oversized ?

I wish those SHIED guys were in A BOX SET...


now onto the good.

AOA Sunfire ...so happy we picked him.



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Posted 25 July 2008 - 06:17 AM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Jul 25 2008, 04:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't even wont to say it, but Half of those arn't coming to canada...

and Because Hasbro Canada is the way it is... I have my doubts as to weather we'll even get the guy WITH OUR hugging FLAG FOR A COSTUME...

>_< I mean seriously wtf, no Holocaust wave, no Red Hulk wave...

and here I thought going to hasbro would make this jive MORE available... what a mess.

AND WHY IS Aries the BAF? Isn't he like just average roid-oversized ?

I wish those SHIED guys were in A BOX SET...


now onto the good.

AOA Sunfire ...so happy we picked him.


That sucks about ML and Canada. Maybe someone on the board can hook you up?

As for Sunfire, yeah, he's nice. I'm glad they decided to make him translucent. Now if they would just give me AOA Iceman, Apocalypse and Blink....


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Posted 25 July 2008 - 07:54 AM

Kang, and maybe Crossbones for me.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:09 AM

I get out, but they pull me back in! These figures look amazizing! (Didn't know that amazing had 3 syllables.)

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:59 AM

So wait.

Is it Scarlet Spider, or Ben Reilly Spider-man? O_o

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:02 AM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Jul 25 2008, 08:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So wait.

Is it Scarlet Spider, or Ben Reilly Spider-man? O_o



The latter. Although, with a different paint scheme and some slight mods, they could give us Scarlet Spider as well.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 11:55 AM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Jul 25 2008, 03:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't even wont to say it, but Half of those arn't coming to canada...

and Because Hasbro Canada is the way it is... I have my doubts as to weather we'll even get the guy WITH OUR hugging FLAG FOR A COSTUME...

YA RLY.

Seriously, is Hasbro including Guardian just to taunt Wal-Mart Canada in to getting the wave, or just taunting Canadian fans because they know it'll NEVER come out here?
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 12:49 PM

A MARIA HILL figure??? WTF?

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 06:49 AM

I'm not sure it can't be both Defunct... its for sure a kick in the Timbits either way.

I mean jive, the license had changed to hasbro before I even saw the Legendary riders wave in Walmarts... Legendary hero's wave 2 didn't start showing up until the line was dead...

damn there's still chunks of Blob everywhere ... and yet Spectacular Spider-man jive is out... Animated and Universe came out here first even... God DAMN its like

Hey hug those 25 year olds who want to give us their money because the guys who ran this place before us were such good branders... yeah hug them too WE ARE the NEW HASBRO CANADA... no Destron you can't have Adam Warlock... NENER NENER NENER..




well maybe I should have a look at what Mattel and DC are doing...? He-man... hmm, Solomon Grundy, Nice...

Yeah Hasbro Canada... Keep your Red Hulks, your Holocausts, your Ares, your two-packs, your box sets, 2009 stuff...

Make Mine DC/MotU

Edited by Destron D-69, 26 July 2008 - 07:00 AM.