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@  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.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?


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#3461 Betty Nor

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 07:06 PM

So I admittedly don't have any strong particular ties to F4.  I will totally buy the Walgreen Thing for my Avengers West Coast display, of course, but I hadn't planned on hunting down the other members.  I found Walgreens Torch on Amazon for less than $20 so I figured, why not?

 

Umm yeah.  This figure is freaking awesome.

I need to figure out where I'm going to display him permanently because once I put him "flying" on a figure stand, I simply cannot imagine binning him along with Ronan Reed and Susan (and Ares series Torch).



#3462 Betty Nor

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 06:51 PM

I went ahead and bought Sabretooth for the Apocalypse arm. Marvel Select Sabretooth still reigns on my X-baddy shelf due to his bulky size and lighter-brown deco. ML Sabretooth is by no means a bad figure, though so I decided to pose him with Red Hulk Tiger-stripe Wolverine elsewhere. I thought for sure I was going to bin that Wolvie figure once I got the new Tiger-stripe Wolverine, but there's something about the oversized claws and bright yellow deco that just makes him endearing to me. It's really too bad that 90s Sabretooth won't get another re-do anytime soon because that new Omega Red body would have been ideal for him instead of the skinny/dinky version that we got this time around.


Edited by Betty Nor, 25 September 2018 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 27 September 2018 - 03:41 AM

I finally got my grubby hands on SP//dr wave Doc Ock and...god I hate pre-posed tentacles.

 

I mean, he's a great figure, but not putting wires in these babies is just a horrid decision.


Edited by Internet Jesus, 27 September 2018 - 03:41 AM.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


#3464 Betty Nor

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 07:02 AM

That, and the way two of them are pre-posed to face backwards?  Yeah, I was really disappointed with that figure.

If I ever see a second one on clearance, I'm going to buy it just so I can have four tentacles that point the correct direction.



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 10:31 AM

Fun Fact: the tentacles from the original Marvel Legends Doctor Octopus (later released in Hasbro's Spider Man Classics in 2008) fit nearly perfectly, just sticking out a little from the plug hole.


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Posted 27 September 2018 - 03:57 PM

I heard that, too. I wonder if these $20 10 packs on eBay will fit though.

Ive also heard customizers swear on flexible USB cords? I need to research those.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


#3467 Betty Nor

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 09:11 PM

Oh man - Grey Gargoyle?!?

I am so excite.

 

MODOK, Whirlwind, Blizzard, Grey Gargoyle... just need Backlash and Dreadknight.

Oh, and a 90s Mandarin, obviously.  I sold off my ToyBiz Face-Off Mandarin years ago and don't regret it one bit.

 

C'mon Hasbro, keep them coming.


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Posted 27 October 2018 - 09:55 PM

Oh man - Grey Gargoyle?!?
I am so excite.
 
MODOK, Whirlwind, Blizzard, Grey Gargoyle... just need Backlash and Dreadknight.
Oh, and a 90s Mandarin, obviously.  I sold off my ToyBiz Face-Off Mandarin years ago and don't regret it one bit.
 
C'mon Hasbro, keep them coming.


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#3469 Betty Nor

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 12:46 AM

Oh crap.  I must have "missed the boat" on that exclusive.

Gonna need a single, retail release then.



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 10:59 AM

Jim Lee Beast is coming.

 

Also, I lucked out at an out of town Walgreens and found Invisible Woman and Thing.

Wow, I never really realised how bad the Ronan-wave Thing was until I compared it next to this new one.

 

This figure is solid, too.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 03:18 PM

Union Jack and Citizen V???

 

Someone's been reading my wish list.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 08:19 PM

With the recent release of Songbird, I suspect that someone at Hasbro is a classic Thunderbolts fan.



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Posted 31 October 2018 - 01:14 AM

I really want that Citizen V. I also require more Classic Thunderbolts.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 07:04 AM

Okay, with the last couple of toy shows both State-side and Internationally revealing lots of upcoming ML figures for 2019, can somebody cook up a quick list of the figures revealed and their respective waves and corresponding BAFs?


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 07:35 AM

I really want that Citizen V. I also require more Classic Thunderbolts.

 

You'd think that Atlas would be on a short list for BAFs.

 

The only question is...  Mach-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc....?



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Posted 31 October 2018 - 08:39 AM

 

I really want that Citizen V. I also require more Classic Thunderbolts.

 

You'd think that Atlas would be on a short list for BAFs.

 

The only question is...  Mach-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc....?

 

 

Mach-1 or Mach-5. Throw in 2 alternate, unmasked heads for Abe's two ethnicity options, too.

 

Citizen V is using the Bucky-Cap mold, right? Putting that Zemo head from the Winter Soldier Cap wave to simulate this:

 

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 03:09 PM

Okay, with the last couple of toy shows both State-side and Internationally revealing lots of upcoming ML figures for 2019, can somebody cook up a quick list of the figures revealed and their respective waves and corresponding BAFs?

 

This is what I've been able to cobble together:

 

KREE SENTRY SERIES
Genis-Vell
Grey Gargoyle

KINGPIN SERIES
Night Thrasher
Puma
Spider-Man (6 arms)

CALIBAN SERIES
Beast
Caliban
Forge

AVENGERS SERIES (unknown BAF)
Citizen V
Loki
Union Jack

2019 UNSORTED
Corvus Glaive
Ebony Maw
Guardian
Mystique


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 03:49 PM

 

Okay, with the last couple of toy shows both State-side and Internationally revealing lots of upcoming ML figures for 2019, can somebody cook up a quick list of the figures revealed and their respective waves and corresponding BAFs?

 

This is what I've been able to cobble together:

 

KREE SENTRY SERIES
Genis-Vell
Grey Gargoyle

MCU Talos

MCU Mar-Vell

MCU Carol

MCU 90's Fury

 

KINGPIN SERIES
Night Thrasher
Puma
Spider-Man (6 arms)

Red Goblin

Silver Sable

Slott Black Suit Spidey

Slott Black Cat

CALIBAN SERIES
Beast
Caliban
Forge

90's Jubilee

90's Gambit

Weapon X

Skullbuster

AVENGERS SERIES (unknown BAF)
Citizen V
Loki
Union Jack

Manbun Hercules

Modern Living Laser

Modern Beta Ray Bill

Nighthawk

2019 UNSORTED
Corvus Glaive
Ebony Maw
Guardian
Mystique

 

 

Glaive and Maw are Avengers 4 wave 2 with Shuri, Guardian's in a Wendigo BAF Wave, Mystique is a Wal-Greens exclusive.


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 05:51 PM

Wasn't the Glaive, Maw, and Shuri in a new Black Panther wave?  Along with Klaw (MCU) and M'Baku (MCU)?



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Posted 31 October 2018 - 07:08 PM

Wasn't the Glaive, Maw, and Shuri in a new Black Panther wave?  Along with Klaw (MCU) and M'Baku (MCU)?


No, they're exactly where I said. Man-Ape is the BP wave 2 BAF and Klaw is in his wave.
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