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@  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

@  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.


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#7801 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 11:43 AM

Wrong thread, dude.

 

I *did* have the anime thread pulled up somehow. 

 

Something goofed. 

 

Fix it in a second. 



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 08:53 PM


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:34 PM

WoW... They they.. kinda ran out of ideas, using the Dino Batteries and ranger keys in the same series....



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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:20 PM

God damn did LuPat's toy sales scare some executive.  I guess they fired the American guy who could've advised them to not get so worried about low toy sales.

 

Ironbite-oh well.


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 04:15 AM

I doubt that the show that just finished is the direct cause considering the time taken for the stages of toy development. All of which would need to be finalized before they shoot anything so that the props would match what's getting sold.

Even sales data from the middle of the year might be too recent to have an already apparent effect.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:07 AM

I'm guessing that there was an overall re-positioning of the brand based on sales not only from LuPat but from previous series. In terms of concept, Sentai has done;

 

Trains that change colours, Family of Ninjas (a more normal concept for the series), Animals from another world (ditto), Large team with an equal measure of non-human (most of the time) rangers IN SPACE, and the Team vs Team dynamic.

 

Overall, there's been a mix of overall normal Sentai concepts and less traditional bits, and whilst ratings for NinNinger were macabre, the rest of the series has experienced a more steady... decline (sadly).

 

With the toys we've had; Trains, A Random Mishmash of Objects somehow related to the transformation device, Cubes that are sort of Minecraft-ey, Orb star things? and the Interchangeable transformation device/vehicles. All five are so far apart that it felt like they were trying to catch lightning in a bottle from Ranger Keys or ZyuDenchi again without making something too similar and it didn't work out. Both Kamen Rider and PreCure have long settled on the "Main Toy+Sound Attachments" model, but Sentai seemingly wanted to step away from that.

 

In this case, they've probably relented and we'll see more of the same for quite a while.

 

The third series in TakaraTomy's X x Senshi series has been revealed as Himitsu x Senshi Phantom Mirage? They are basically the pre-teen girls of Lupinranger. Maybe Lupinranger's toys were successful, but Patrangers bombed. We won't know until Sentai maybe makes a new Phantom Thieves season.


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 04:14 PM

The Redman Volume 2 graphic novel and Redman Dark action figure are now shipping. To celebrate, we're doing a raffle where 2 winners will receive a special Redman graphic novel with a unique, original Matt Frank sketch inside!

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 12:51 AM

Mandy from EXILE TRIBE will be in Phantom Mirage.

 

Why oh why does nobody sub these shows? There's nothing I need more in my life than a semi-serious J-pop star playing a prominent role in a children's tokusatsu series.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 12:41 PM

Got my issues!
 

 


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 11:18 AM

 

<fourteenwings> Naas: The main villain of Super Sentai Saikyou Battle!! is called Ultimate Dai Satan which I feel like was the name of another Sentai villain
<Naas> yeah
<Naas> Zyuranger

<fourteenwings> It's really weird because somehow there are five heroes on the main team and none are from dinosaur themed seasons

<Naas> according to Power Rangers Wikia, it /is/ the Zyuranger one
<fourteenwings> That is even weirder since not even one Zyuranger has shown up out of Sentai form
<fourteenwings> Naas: wait so
<fourteenwings> The villain girl being named Rita
<fourteenwings> is really a Power Rangers joke?

<Naas> that makes sense on some level

 

<fourteenwings> Also ToQ 5 beat DekaMaster which feels like something people will be mad about forever and ever
<fourteenwings> So I'm glad


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 02:51 PM

Yeah and Doggie wasn't even throwing the fight.  He was legitimately fighting her.  She still pulled out the W.

 

Ironbite-the power of IMAGINATION!


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 06:55 PM

props to RyuSoulger for one of the best jokes I've seen in quite a while. :D

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:10 AM

The upcoming BLACKFOX anime has a live-action toku prequel in the works.


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:56 AM

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so i started kiva yesterday

 

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 09:07 AM

That text formatting looks like it would be so annoying in front of anything in motion.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 01:55 PM

So I'm watching Kakuranger, fun series for the most part.. but two things...

 

Did the show get extended beyond what they originally planned? It almost seemed as if they had the finale planned, then said "Oh! We got more episodes left!"

 

and is "Novice" some kind of common insult or something? o.O



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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:39 AM

Phantomirage really gets into it's monster purification sequences.

 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:10 AM

the first Rider of the Reiwa Era will be "Kamen Rider Zero-One."


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