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@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  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?


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#1181 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:39 PM

Edit:  Man, Thor 2 got an incredibly feeble toy line.  One wave, and sort of hard to find.

 

Agreed. I was incredible disappointed at the showing for this. Wolverine, Iron Man, Cap, and Spider-Man get friggin' 3.75" AND 6" lines in support and Thor got... what... one wave of 5 or 6 3.75" inch figures that I've never seen anywhere other than TRU on one occasion?

 

Yeah, God forbid we get any decent ML-scale figures of Asgardian goodness. :angry :angry :angry



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:53 PM

Completely agreed.  And to top it off, the Wolverine line didn't even come out until that movie was long out of theaters and Thor was just getting started.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:14 PM

I hope Guardians of the Galaxy gets its own Legends line. Maybe slip in some other Cosmic characters with them.(and Agent Venom?)

Although including comic characters might be a bit harder since they have a whole team to make figures of.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:46 PM

By all indications, GG is getting a massive toy push, including ML.  

 

At least Wolverine got a legends line, sadly, it was Diamond Exclusive.  THor didn't even get that.  I really think someone at Marvel has it in for the brand.  Maybe Thor 1 was a big sales flop for them?


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:58 PM

So, I dragged out the marvel universe stuff to throw up on the display shelf. Thematically I went with "avengers" so anyone who was at any point an avenger, or based on an anvenger character. Oh, and deadpool hiding behind the clap trap.

 

So my nephew came over, and stood up on the bed and took a look at the shelf. Not only does he WANT my marvel universe toys... he SPECIFICALLY wanted the three closest to him. No, he did not touch them, but those are the ones he wants. Not the ones on my shelf, but he wants THOSE figures for himself.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 06:49 PM

Maybe Thor 1 was a big sales flop for them?

 

Considering I can walk into my local TRU right now and see Thor 1 figs I assume that's the case.

 

Kinda like how GL:TAS didn't get a toyline because you still had GL Movie stuff cluttering the pegs.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 07:08 PM

Well I went looking for Cap today and gave the Target guy the wrong DPCI... and ended up with Spidey and Superior Spider-Man. Superior sucked with terrible painted on webs and I hate the character. I kept Spidey and still ended up with a Cap.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 07:15 PM

I really like the new ASM mold, except for the shoulders. Every time I try to pose his arms above his head, they press inward like he's doing bicep curls.

And FINALLY, interchangeable hands. No longer must we choose between a Spidey who can shoot web and one who can punch.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:46 PM

I've been to several Targets now over the past week or so, and either none of them have gotten the Spidey Legends cases in yet, or I keep missing them to other collectors/scalpers. I never thought cherry-picking would be so hard to do. :(

 

Oh, and this apparently popped up on 4chan: http://marvelousnews...52&itemid=16856



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:48 PM

I'll buy that.

 

Also the Spidey and Cap sets don't have a place on the floor yet. You have to show up with DPCIs to get them from the back.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:52 PM

Yeah, I do have the DCPIs saved on my phone, but in every Target I've gone to the Spidey series always shows up 'out of stock'.

 

And one more thing: managed to make a trip to a Wal-Mart today, and they have more of those Superhero Mashers; sets smaller than the ones I've seen at TRU, with the figures getting only one accessory each. The selection so far is Captain America, Hawkeye, Spider-Man and Dr. Doom (who doesn't seem to have any accessories as far as I could tell - budget was probably taken by his ginormous cape :D ).


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:09 PM

I don't even like the Bendis series, but I'll get me the hell out of some original X-Men. I've seen several Cap figures on the shelf at Target...or I guess I should more accurately say I've seen WWII Cap on shelves several times. Doubtless left over from people back-room fishing.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:23 AM

 
Oh, and this apparently popped up on 4chan: http://marvelousnews...52&itemid=16856


Saw that. Meh. I feel like I should care as an old school Marvel fan but it just gives me mental flashbacks to the Toybiz set which was kinda terrible.

I'd be interested to see the characters in their current Voltron suits though. Just for variety.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 02:46 PM

After playing with Cap and Spidey I am pretty happy with the current stat of Legneds (except the price). The articulation is great and they even brought back tilting ankles. BUENO!


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:57 PM

Still nothing here, I rally want Beetle, he looks like a Kamn Rider.

Apropos of nothing, I was going to repaint Bleeding-Edge IM from the first wave of IM3 Legends into Now Iron Man, but I think he's slated for GotG Legends.
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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:45 AM

After playing with Cap and Spidey I am pretty happy with the current stat of Legneds (except the price). The articulation is great and they even brought back tilting ankles. BUENO!

 

Now if Hasbro can find a way to get physical retailers to stock the things more frequently, then we can all partake in the awesome. :p :D



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:56 AM

Avengers 3.75" Wave 1 is up for pre-order on BBTS. The case asortment has two of everyone except Wasp who is one per case, and Iron Man who is three per case. Idiots. :rolleyes

 

I pre-ordered my set of 6 so I'm all set. :thumbsup

 

The MU revision case is also up, but I'm not buying an entire case just in the hopes that I might get a Northstar.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:06 PM

Oh, and this apparently popped up on 4chan: http://marvelousnews...52&itemid=16856


Saw that. Meh. I feel like I should care as an old school Marvel fan but it just gives me mental flashbacks to the Toybiz set which was kinda terrible.
I'd be interested to see the characters in their current Voltron suits though. Just for variety.
-ZacWilliam, of course they'd have to be 4inch for me to be interested in buying anyway...

I'm pretty sure they're 6 inch bodies. I think.

Sooo glad to see that pic today. I've wanted an ML 05 set since Legends began. I was then frustrated to get that nice First Class two-pack in MU, but we never got the rest.

I'm just so happy it's not the new outfits. Those things are terrible. I'm still clueless on why the hell that look was chosen. Yuck.

I also quite liked the old 5 pack for the time. I can finally retire mine now that this set is coming, I'm assuming SDCC, so yay, it'll probably be a $200 purchase for me, best case scenario.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:58 PM

That seems like a completely sensible SDCC set.

 

I didn't understand last years.  Tons of new tooling and in-demand characters, that very few people get a shot at for a normal price.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:48 PM

In addition: Target clearancing almost all of last year's marvel toys.   Did you really want a 5POA silver samurai?  Of course you did, and now it's $4!

 

Other sale fun: Iron Man Legends showing up at Ross stores for $7, looks like wave 2 only for now.


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