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@  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.

@  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".


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#2561 Detour

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:47 PM

https://www.wwe.com/...-reveals-photos

 

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Okay

 

BUT

 

 

 

 

Are they going to call this figure "Reign of Terror Claws Triple H"?


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:26 PM

You know - I'm glad I'm not in to wrestling, because all the other figures (not just the He-man-based stuff) are pretty impressive.


 
 
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Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:27 PM

Yeah, I saw parts for Clawful, Terror Claws Skeleton, Sorceress, Man At Arms, Stratos, and Fisto.  I wonder if these are Mattel's attempt to recoup some of the tooling costs in case MotuO flounders at retail.  Kind of gives a peak at figures "on the deck" for the line as well.



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:38 PM

I'm kinda bummed they're not closer to the DC Primal Age and such, because I'd LOVE a Macho Man I can use with my old MOTU figures but I don't really feel like getting the new pricy stuff just so Macho Man can fit in.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 01:16 AM

I started to collect MOTU like last year, so the Origins has come at the right time for me. Also, the WWE line looks crazy in all the right ways. Already I'm writing a list on who I want.



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 01:52 AM

I think this Origins line and that Hilarious Masters of the WWE Universe line look wonderful. 

 

And man is Mega Construx showing no mercy with the expansion of the MotU into a full line. 


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 02:55 PM

A little off topic. I was at my comic book store today and I saw 'Son of Zorn' figures.



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 05:24 PM

That's a pretty nice update of He-Man I think. I was going to say "I hope these do well at retail" but... they won't. MOTU will never escape that Joe-esque black hole. Which isn't really fair, the MOTU fandom is much more reasonable. 


Joes problem seems to be primarily cost.

$15-$20 for a He-Man size figure is a lot more palatable than $12-$15 for a 3 3/4 Joe.

Provided they get it into enough stores and dont screw up the case ratios like last time I think it should do pretty well.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 11:13 PM

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 04:54 PM

Uh guys! NEW MOTU SERIES INCOMING TO NETFLIX!

Masters of the Universe: Revelation
 
@https://twitter.com/ThePowerCon/status/1163199572132257792?s=20

I obviously have no idea how to embed Twitter posts.

 

But I'm guessing somehow Kevin Smith is involved?

 

Supposedly set after the classic TV series it involves Teela searching for the Sword of Power to prevent some sort of Universe ending scinerio and reveal the secrets of Greyskull in the process


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 05:13 PM

 

Get ready for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, an animated @netflix show from @ThatKevinSmith that will pick up where the 80s show left off! #MOTU

It was an episodic scheme-of-the-day goofy show! There was no ongoing plot to "pick up" from!



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Posted 18 August 2019 - 05:16 PM

I'll check it out, but honestly I'd much rather have a MotU spin-off of the current She-ra toon. That show is a wonderful reinvention and exactly what I'd want MotU to be.

-ZacWilliam, like I said, I'll happily give this a shot but the involvement of Kevin Smith and the concept of being a direct continuation of the original and the terrible logo on the poster all do not point in a positive direction.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 06:23 PM

Yeah, this sounds unnecessarily complicated in terms of branding.

Who, exactly, has been asking for a direct continuation of the original TV series?

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 06:31 PM

That entire thing is so "Mattel handling He-Man" I can't stand it.

 

They refuse to acknowledge their piss-poor case ratios doomed the 200X line and continue to think "it wasn't similar enough to the original" was the problem.

 

Now they're launching a line of new/original figures every fan has bought at least 2x times previously and a cartoon that is not only completely similar to the original BUT STILL IS THE SAME CARTOON!

 

I forsee the older online fanbase thinking this is the greatest thing ever and will completely rejuvenate the line while the toyline dies and they cancel the cartoon after a season because the kids don't care about an 80's cartoon in 2019.

 

She-ra merchandise will continue to sell and usher in a huge wave of young female fans as the show accumulates more interest and accolades while said online fanbase pisses and moans, threatening to burn all their He-man merchandise if Mattel "sells out to the SJWs" and makes a cartoon as good and as inclusive as the She-ra one.


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 06:50 PM

That entire thing is so "Mattel handling He-Man" I can't stand it.

 

They refuse to acknowledge their piss-poor case ratios doomed the 200X line and continue to think "it wasn't similar enough to the original" was the problem.

 

Now they're launching a line of new/original figures every fan has bought at least 2x times previously and a cartoon that is not only completely similar to the original BUT STILL IS THE SAME CARTOON!

 

I forsee the older online fanbase thinking this is the greatest thing ever and will completely rejuvenate the line while the toyline dies and they cancel the cartoon after a season because the kids don't care about an 80's cartoon in 2019.

 

She-ra merchandise will continue to sell and usher in a huge wave of young female fans as the show accumulates more interest and accolades while said online fanbase pisses and moans, threatening to burn all their He-man merchandise if Mattel "sells out to the SJWs" and makes a cartoon as good and as inclusive as the She-ra one.

 

She-ra merchandise probably would sell well............if it existed.


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 06:51 PM

Something related to the new She-Ra show seems like too much to hope for - I don't know if anyone on the production side would have been interested in that, though He-Man spinning out of She-Ra would have been a pleasant reversal. A MOTU "continuation" that has to pretend She-Ra never existed is a bummer though obviously.

I'll remain optimistic until they hand us a pile of garbage... I can happily give them points for trying to bring MOTU back to life, even if we don't know how successful the implementation will be yet.

I wonder if this came about because the movie has died or whether they're happy for two unrelated projects to co(allegedly)exist.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:18 PM

I keep seeing the phrase "picks up where the original left off" but the original didn't "leave off" anywhere because it had absolutely zero continuing plot of any sort and zero progress or change between first episode and last beyond "She-Ra and The Horde are things that now exist."

-ZacWilliam, in response to an earlier post I was looking at She-Ra merch with my daughter in Target today. Dolls and a talking role-play sword and shield. More dolls coming too IIRC.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:36 PM

I keep seeing the phrase "picks up where the original left off" but the original didn't "leave off" anywhere because it had absolutely zero continuing plot of any sort and zero progress or change between first episode and last beyond "She-Ra and The Horde are things that now exist."

-ZacWilliam, in response to an earlier post I was looking at She-Ra merch with my daughter in Target today. Dolls and a talking role-play sword and shield. More dolls coming too IIRC.

 

Yeah, that is something I picked up on.  The original show was a product of an era where cartoons did not begin or end, they just existed.  Matter of fact, I did some checking.  By the time the first shows to try and have continuity began to air in 1984, it was too late as the writing of He-man was almost over.


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:37 PM

 

That entire thing is so "Mattel handling He-Man" I can't stand it.

 

They refuse to acknowledge their piss-poor case ratios doomed the 200X line and continue to think "it wasn't similar enough to the original" was the problem.

 

Now they're launching a line of new/original figures every fan has bought at least 2x times previously and a cartoon that is not only completely similar to the original BUT STILL IS THE SAME CARTOON!

 

I forsee the older online fanbase thinking this is the greatest thing ever and will completely rejuvenate the line while the toyline dies and they cancel the cartoon after a season because the kids don't care about an 80's cartoon in 2019.

 

She-ra merchandise will continue to sell and usher in a huge wave of young female fans as the show accumulates more interest and accolades while said online fanbase pisses and moans, threatening to burn all their He-man merchandise if Mattel "sells out to the SJWs" and makes a cartoon as good and as inclusive as the She-ra one.

 

She-ra merchandise probably would sell well............if it existed.

 

 

I have seen the dolls and roleplay stuff at Target, though not sure they are moving yet.  Been a few weeks, and they don't seem to have sold any yet.  Yet.  (May pick up a Catra myself, as she's the one character I really like in the series).

 

I do wish this show would parallel the She-Ra show, for continuity, but I'll likely give it a shot.  It can't be as bad as I am expecting War For Cybertron to be.


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:53 PM

so this is like a direct response to She-Ra right? 

 

 

can't shake the feeling that a bunch of dudes saw girls were suddenly way into MOTU & loudly went "NO! that's OURS!


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