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@  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.

@  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


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Gundam Discussion: The Wings of A Boy Who Killed Adolescence

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#12441 Fenix Twilight

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 03:00 AM

Tomino comments on Hathaway's Flash:
 

I'm looking forward to the movie - Original author, Yoshiyuki Tomino

As the original author, I am very pleased and surprised that a novel I wrote almost 30 years ago would get a movie adaptation, let alone a trilogy. When I heard from the people involved with production that the themes in it are ones necessary for the current world, I went back and took a look, and was just stunned.

The real world may very well have regressed instead of progressed. That is why there is meaning to show these themes to the real world here and now, and this is happening thanks to the Gundam fans leading the way.
I have nothing but thanks to everyone pulling the series along.

At the same time, I can imagine that each and every one of you also wishes for the hope of the message of this work, to let the next generation pioneer the solution.

In other words, I imagine that because the generation of Gundam fans that has become adults has realised that the power of fans alone do not have the power to break the stagnation and regression of realism, they have passed it on to this work.

I believed that while there is no need for anime to be realistic, if it is something to be shown in a public place such as in a movie, it should be something that resonates widely with youths.
I believe with the generations of creators being younger, and the audience being younger, these younger generation will one day blaze a trail to the innovation of man - Newtypes.

 

So he's saying, the younger generation will A Waken into Trailblazers to Innovate mankind.

 

What does Tomino mean by this? :???

 

 

I'm very excited about the Maganac, but at the same time the inevitable P-Bandai kits puts me off. They couldn't have included parts to make at least one other like how the NPD Leo has various heads and shoulders (that is I'm assuming, if it did have variations I figure pictures would have been shown by now.).

 

On the flip side I can't believe the HGCE Destiny has all those effect parts, they were a highlight of the first HG for me and might make me get the new one.



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 04:27 AM

Also, that site, Dalong's Gunpla Review, is a great site to scope out the kits of units that catch your eye - or cause you to spend even more on this money sink of a hobby. :wtf


Thanks, I've been devouring review galleries but hadn't come across this guy.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 05:13 AM

Ah Relena. The first of many Gundam waifus.

 
I was more into Dorothy.  The bad girl eyebrows did it for teenage me.
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Posted 31 January 2019 - 10:52 AM

 

 

Ah Relena. The first of many Gundam waifus.

 
I was more into Dorothy.  The bad girl eyebrows did it for teenage me.
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Heh, I remember those.



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:03 AM

There the one where she mimics all the Gundam antenna


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:49 AM

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:01 PM

The sight of a squad of those things heading for you would be terrifying. :p



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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:25 PM

Have almost finished a second HG, and started my first RG (this one). I've completed one leg and I'm just blown away. There's a lot to appreciate about what the HG kits achieve with fewer parts but if this, uh, "Full Burnern" is anything to go by, RG dudes are just heaven. I have an MG on the way too, I can't even imagine what that bastard will look like.

 

How do human brains design these? HOW? How can a person conceptualise these builds and engineer a situation where the necessary pieces of perfectly-fitting plastic can be squirted out onto these ludicrous runners? It's inconceivable. 


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:49 PM

Have almost finished a second HG, and started my first RG (this one). I've completed one leg and I'm just blown away. There's a lot to appreciate about what the HG kits achieve with fewer parts but if this, uh, "Full Burnern" is anything to go by, RG dudes are just heaven. I have an MG on the way too, I can't even imagine what that bastard will look like.

 

How do human brains design these? HOW? How can a person conceptualise these builds and engineer a situation where the necessary pieces of perfectly-fitting plastic can be squirted out onto these ludicrous runners? It's inconceivable. 

 

Well, Bandai's been doing all the work in house for nearing 40 years now. There's a lot of institutional knowledge, specialized software, and good old fashioned experience going into these things.

 

There's an informational video, even.

 

 

As for kits, like how Mazinger can be a demon or a god, Real Grades can be heaven or hell. They've got amazing engineering and a ton of small pieces, but if you misallign things (or in some cases, especially early on, even if you do everything right) they're plastic grenades. The Full Burnern has some problems with waist stability, since it needs to fit the Core Fighter, but it's mostly alright, and the gimmick is pretty impressive.




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Posted 03 February 2019 - 06:33 PM

Gosh, I'll have to watch that. Ta.


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:59 AM

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The Valuable Pod has a cover for the new head in support fighter mode, and it has what looks like a knight's visor. It sadly doesn't securely lock onto the head itself when the head is attached to the Gyan body, though, which would've been nice. :(

 

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I wanted the Gyan's shield to be flat against the Gundam's face in this shot, but the Gyan just doesn't have enough articulation to pull that off without a stand. The shot still came out decent, I think. :D



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:01 AM

RG Zeta is one to avoid. In many ways it's a marvel but also showcases why other Zetas use parts swapping to transform. To be capable of full on transforming it has so many fiddly parts. When I got the Amuro colours one I kept the original in MS mode and the Amuro one in Waverider mode.

If you want a good solid RG, the Mk-II is great.

#12453 HellCat

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 12:31 PM

Went and built the second Haro with the transparent shell.

 

The problem I usely have with clear kits is they're tacky, lacking inner workings to justify the transparent armour. Haro mostly steers clear of that, bar 2 annoyances-

 

The mini Haro on the forehead makes no sense

The feet have inner detail parts but not the ears.

 

Ignoring those 2 points it does generally look pretty nice. Found out this week HLJ sells the LED add on part so maybe I'll grab a pair whilst I still can.

 

Really as a whole impressed with how much the Figure-rise entries have upped Gunpla's game.



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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:39 PM

Surprised to see Sandrock before a proper Shenlong after the Jiyan Altron, but not unhappy.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 11:49 PM

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Just for a pic.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:11 AM

New HG Heavyarms pls


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:31 PM

No, it isn't. Let's stay on topic here and keep Brexit talk to P&R, and being a [bleep] to nowhere. 


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:56 AM

It's a surprisingly big stack. Been busy so haven't had time to work on it, which I should probably do before thinking of picking anything else up.

 

Thinking I might just straight build most of them which would give me some space and then go back to paint them when I have time later.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:45 AM

This is probably why I don't Gundam: looking at that stack, the ones jumping out at me are the lady with the round shields on her shoulders, and that gray Guntank looking guy that looks more like an Armored Core. X]
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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