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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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#3641 Powered Convoy

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 02:33 PM

 

Seems they took down the webpage for it.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:21 PM

I know Kurt wasn't part of the blue and gold teams at the time but couldn't resist the blue elf.
 
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Posted 22 August 2019 - 07:07 AM

I had the Build a Figure Juggernaut from a year or two ago, and was perfectly happy with him.

 

But man, the new one blows him out of the water.  And all they needed to do was give him a new helmet (I think the underlying face might be the same or almost the same, just painted differently), take off his belt, and make him more red.

 

He's like this perfect representation of the Juggernaut in my mind.  It makes me think of the Jim Lee and Rob Leifeld art with him.  Where his eyes were all white and he was a lot more red than other depictions.  Oh and the Children of the Atom game.  That too.


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 01:41 PM

I had the Build a Figure Juggernaut from a year or two ago, and was perfectly happy with him.

 

But man, the new one blows him out of the water.  And all they needed to do was give him a new helmet (I think the underlying face might be the same or almost the same, just painted differently), take off his belt, and make him more red.

 

He's like this perfect representation of the Juggernaut in my mind.  It makes me think of the Jim Lee and Rob Leifeld art with him.  Where his eyes were all white and he was a lot more red than other depictions.  Oh and the Children of the Atom game.  That too.

Dang it! Now there is a reason to get Silver Samurai :D Have they done Spiral before? And we need the Capcom Sentinel as a new BaF.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 12:57 PM

Yeah, there's a Spiral from the early days of Hasbro's ML.  Ironically, she's still a pretty decent figure, and one of the very few female moulds to feature double-jointed elbows.

 

I really heart the new Juggernaut compared to the old BAF, mainly because of the red.  My only gripe is that the helmet doesn't set flush against the body.

 

I'm still torn between it and Marvel Select Juggernaut as my favourite.  I think if MS ever released the mould in red instead of brown, that would be the final push for MS to win.  Until then, 80th Juggernaut went on my X-Villains shelf.

 

I really do like the Silver Samurai figure.  Although, I might buy a new one because the one I got from Hasbro Pulse has a doofy left eye.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 06:35 PM

Over the past month, I've managed to snag Madripor Wolverine, the Colossus-Juggernaut 2-pack, Gambit on clearance at Best Buy, 80th Thor and Iron Man, Nightcrawler, and Blink. Not too bad.
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Posted 14 September 2019 - 03:44 PM

Went to 4 Walgreens to get them. Opened them despite a set of 3 selling for $300 on eBay. :)

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 03:52 PM

If they were the classic uniforms...
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Posted 14 September 2019 - 04:28 PM


She's not perfect, cause yeah not the best uniform choice, but I'd still really like that Rahne.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 06:30 PM

Must go to Walgreens!
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Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:39 PM

She's not perfect, cause yeah not the best uniform choice, but I'd still really like that Rahne.

-ZacWilliam, wonder if my odds of seeing one in a store are Zero or lower...

I went to four different Walgreens in Springfield and all but 1 had 1. So they might be in the adjoining CT Walgreens. Like the two in Enfield or even Longmeadow MA.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 01:26 PM

Found the Into the Spiderverse Miles and Gwen 2 pack at a hobby shop the other day. Was pretty cool with it until I opened it up and realized this was a pretty poor pack for Gwen. First of all her right arm thanks to paint is permanently in a straight position and I fear trying to bend it will brake the joint completely. Two they used a classic comic Gwen head for her unmasked look. I dont believe Spider-Gwen has ever had the black hair band unless she was trying to pose as classic Gwen in the Clone Thing a few years ago in the comics.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 03:47 PM

Found the Into the Spiderverse Miles and Gwen 2 pack at a hobby shop the other day. Was pretty cool with it until I opened it up and realized this was a pretty poor pack for Gwen. First of all her right arm thanks to paint is permanently in a straight position and I fear trying to bend it will brake the joint completely. Two they used a classic comic Gwen head for her unmasked look. I dont believe Spider-Gwen has ever had the black hair band unless she was trying to pose as classic Gwen in the Clone Thing a few years ago in the comics.

 

Literally her first appearance

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 11:24 PM

Actually nope. Your right about her first appearance but the headband has been ditched for a long time now. Even so if this is supposed to be based on the Spider-verse movie she never had it even before Miles takes off with a handful of her hair.

 

Eating my own words after looking at the latest issue of her own book.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:46 AM

Yeah the set is recycling the comic book versions to cash in on the property. Hence both Gwen and Miles having different hairstyles. :)

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 10:33 AM

At least Miles is using the movies suit design. Although I wouldnt be bothered by his comic design either.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 07:07 PM

Target exclusive Marvel Legends Stan Lee? YOU BET YOUR ASS YES!!!

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 07:10 PM

I've seen some people on Twitter say that Target is only getting first dibs, and Stan will be wide-release later on.


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 07:23 PM

So sounds like the AoA wave has been fully announced other than the BaF.

Weapon X, Jean Grey, Wild Child, Morph, X-man, Sunfire, and Dark Beast. Not sure if Sunfire is a new mold or not.

Depending on the BaF I could buy the full wave. Definitely need Morph, as he still is identical to the Exiles version at the beginning. Wild Child could pair well with my old Toy Biz AoA Sabretooth. X-man and Sunfire are just cool designs and Dark Beast is cool too. But I still have Weapon X from Toy Biz and not too thrilled about Jean taking the spot over someone like Rogue or Bishop.

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 01:47 AM

I won't buy many figs from the AOA line, but it's cool as all hell. I hope the build a figure is Sabertooth, because I definitely want him. Also, that Sunfire is too good to pass up.
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