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@  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).

@  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.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:48 PM

Last week I got my hands on the recently released Generations 2011 Volume 1 Book.

The second volume is due for release in July 2011 and will feature a comic written by Simon Furman and illustrated by Guido Guidi (translations of the last part of "Unite for the Universe" are coming soon).

I've scanned some of the pages I think people would find most interesting, as well as the interviews in case anyone ever decides to translate them.

Cover

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Page 1
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Page 60 (I found this interesting as they list it as unused designs, which is true for Reflector I believe, but the rest are either Derrick Wyatt having fun or stuff just made for the Almanacs). Note that Powered Convoy Magnus has Ultra Magnus' head instead of his own.
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Optimus Prime & Sari VS Motormaster and Shattered Glass Sari
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First Interview including the early concept of Rodimus Convoy.
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Second Interview in regards to Generations/Reveal the Shield/United. Note that Wheeljack was intended as the first use of the mold with Tracks as the retool. Design design work of Straxus, Lugnut, Perceptor, and Scourge. As well as Jazz's CAD design.
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Presented in full scan size, all the regular United Back Card Art.
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Interview regarding the new Dual Model Kits.
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Interview about new Kabaya Kits.
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The Canceled Jetwing Convoy Prototype from Unite the Universe.
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Stepper and Nebulon page (note Stepper has gold painted eyes in these photos - unlike the clear blue on the Million Publishing website).
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Back Cover
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I recommend all the Generations books as they are all very well put together and offer some very nice detailed photos and a backstage view of the design process for Transformers. My only regret is that, of course, the books are in Japanese. Though this only really tends to affect the interviews and more informational pages.

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Edited by lonegamer8, 23 May 2011 - 07:04 PM.

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#2 Chris McFeely

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:14 PM

*blink blink* Deathsaurus?!

EDIT: And those are different designs for Wing Saber and Sideways than those from the Almanac!

Edited by Chris McFeely, 23 May 2011 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:28 PM

Yeah they're very similar, just drawn by someone different (I presume) with some minor differences in designs.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:28 PM

Designer interview...

I love those. I lost the link the the one TFW translated that pointed out the original Rodimus Prime lost articulation because it was Takara's response to comments from Hasbro that Transformers before then "broke too easily".

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:47 PM

Wow cool info in the prosesses of makeing new classics

And dang it I want that Voyager Jet Prime how much and when can I get it

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:49 PM

QUOTE
I found this interesting as they list it as unused designs, which is true for Reflector I believe, but the rest are either Derrick Wyatt having fun or stuff just made for the Almanacs


Well they weren't used for the TV show, so I guess the "unused design" category still fits.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ May 23 2011, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*blink blink* Deathsaurus?!

Yeah, where's that from?
I don't remember it being in the Almanac(Although it is has been awhile since I went through it), and this is Derrick's Space Chicken:



#8 lonegamer8

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:06 PM

Sweet! Hideaki Yoke AND Koujin Ohno! icon-fire.gif

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:16 PM

hold on a minute. DOUBLE LUGNUT?!!!!

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:29 PM

QUOTE(ssg4life @ May 23 2011, 08:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hold on a minute. DOUBLE LUGNUT?!!!!


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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:46 PM

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hold on a minute. DOUBLE LUGNUT?!!!!

What does this mean?!!!

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 09:32 PM

Wing Saber is kind of a weird choice to depict like that as an Animated Autobot, given that he's a flying Autobot with gun hands elsewhere...

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 09:55 PM

It's like they gave someone a small blurry picture of the original drawings for Sideways and Wing Saber, and said to just work it out.
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:00 PM

QUOTE(ssg4life @ May 23 2011, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hold on a minute. DOUBLE LUGNUT?!!!!


Full on!

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:28 PM

The Generations books are always well done, I just received my copy today.
Thanks for the scans, Powered Convoy!
Must not have been easy to scan those.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:10 AM

So this is a new series of Generations book, in addition to the three volumes from 2009?

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 02:46 AM

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So this is a new series of Generations book, in addition to the three volumes from 2009?


This is the fourth instalment of the Generations Book. The first one was released twice as the Generation Book and Generation Deluxe, then there were were three updates in 2009 and there will be three volumes this year.

The Lugnut is a mock-up / custom and was not planned for release.

I published some scans from the magazine over the weekend if everyone is interested in seeing more over at Transformers At The Moon.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 04:11 AM

There was also a Generations 2010, but only one volume.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:09 AM

The photos of G1 Wheeljack and Tracks are lifted from Seibertron's galleries. Funny to see Hasbro does it too. icon-fire.gif

http://www.seibertro...eljack/115/1/8/
http://www.seibertro...tracks/504/1/3/
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:12 AM

QUOTE(Meister79 @ May 23 2011, 11:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Generations books are always well done, I just received my copy today.
Thanks for the scans, Powered Convoy!
Must not have been easy to scan those.

Yes, I do a number on the spine of my book every time I post these. But I do so for the folks at the Allspark. icon-hotrod.gif

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