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@  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.

@  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.


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#1201 Onyx Minor

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:05 PM

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.

 

 

Same here.  I guess either I will have to get lucky enough to find one, or just do without.

 

Better believe I got my set of 6 Avengers ordered. :thumbsup



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:11 PM

If Target deigns to carry this series, I hope it gets a new DPCI. That should make everyone in the first wave, at least, easier to find.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

Spider Man Infinite running change figures exist!

 

http://marveltoynews...-will-released/

 

Already selling, loose, from Hong Kong, so it's likely they've been produced, and will show up somewhere.

 

I think Boomerang will join my DCUC collection.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:34 PM

I'm not sure how I feel about that Toxin. I'm not a huge fan of Eddie Brock's Toxin design in the first place, and this figure doesn't even seem like it captures it all that well. Although it does look better than the initial pictures we saw of it. I think the limbs could still be a little darker.

 

However I am a fan of the Toxin Symbiote, and the idea of Hasbro making figures of Symbiotes other than Venom and Carnage. Hopefully we get a few more eventually.

(Even if a lot of the previous hosts were killed off/replaced in the comics in recent years.)




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Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:36 PM

Awesome news. I'm just gonna take for granted these guys know what they're talking about in regards to the difference between these packaged pics and the ones we saw for Blade and Moonstar.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:04 PM

Awesome news. I'm just gonna take for granted these guys know what they're talking about in regards to the difference between these packaged pics and the ones we saw for Blade and Moonstar.

 

Oh Hasbro "lets make stuff, but never sell it."

 

There's a landfill somewhere with US cases of Animated Thundercracker, Goldfire Gimlock, Mudbuster Bulkhead, and Blackout.  I just know it.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 06:46 PM

I had quit reading Spidey with OMD so I just now tried to back track and figure out the Toxin thing... then I found Anti-Venom and none of that made a great deal of sense. Ugh... symbiotes suck.


On the actual toy front... it would be great if one day they released a Spidey whose webs didn't suck... other than Sensational. Those toys were cool.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:27 PM

I think I'm looking forward to Spider-girl more than Black Cat. Partly because I prefer action figures of designs with covered eyes.

I haven't read much with her in it, but she seem enjoyable enough as a character.

 

I had quit reading Spidey with OMD so I just now tried to back track and figure out the Toxin thing... then I found Anti-Venom and none of that made a great deal of sense. Ugh... symbiotes suck.


On the actual toy front... it would be great if one day they released a Spidey whose webs didn't suck... other than Sensational. Those toys were cool.

 

Oh man, if that's how feel about Anti-Venom then I bet you'll love Venom's new(ish) teenage sidekick, Mania.

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I'm a Symbiote fan and even I think it's kind of silly, but I still like her for some reason.




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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:40 PM

Why is THAT happening?


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:08 PM

 

Why is THAT happening?

She was introduced last year only a couple issues before the current Venom series ended. She hasn't shown up anywhere else, so we don't really know what she's up to at the moment.

 

Spoiler

 

Despite being ridiculous, I do hope her story gets resolved in a satisfying way at some point, and she doesn't just end up dead in a gutter somewhere in a decade.

 


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 07 January 2014 - 08:09 PM.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:22 PM

I honestly think the Red Hulk, x-23, Venom, Ghost Rider thing was the culmination of all the things I dislike about certain comic fans and comics in general. I couldn't believe it was real when I first saw the image...


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:31 PM

Speaking of which, is there any merch of the Red Venom Hulk Rider of Vengeance(or whatever it's called)?

If not then there should. That thing looks like it was made to be a statue.

 

I get that all of that sounds like the worst thing ever(So does "Venom, but with GUNS!"), but it really didn't seem that bad while I was reading it.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:51 AM

You also don't live in Baltimore so I guess that's a little more understandable.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:28 AM

Speaking of which, is there any merch of the Red Venom Hulk Rider of Vengeance(or whatever it's called)?

what

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.


I think I've read somewhere that the set was supposed to be like some sort of "pre-release" for the characters (maybe like the SDCC Bruticus set?), so perhaps there was supposed to be retail versions for at least some of those Thunderbolts. Then again, I'm not sure where I read this, so I don't know if it's true in any way whatsoever.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:06 AM

I actually came in here to tell that target canada seems to be liquidating marvel stock. 5.25 for basic figs and 13.99 for three packs. I spent forty bucks and got seven new figs!

 

Edit: most of them are really cool, but baron zemo does not hold his weapons at all. With the shape of his hands, its entirely impossible. There is simply too much room between palm and finger.


Edited by wonko the sane?, 08 January 2014 - 11:39 AM.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 04:40 PM


 

Speaking of which, is there any merch of the Red Venom Hulk Rider of Vengeance(or whatever it's called)?

what

 

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Aren't comics awesome?

I think they only way to have made it better/worse would have been to somehow have worked X-23's claws into the design.




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Posted 08 January 2014 - 04:50 PM

EXTREME!!!



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:35 PM

So...I'm guessing the Wolverine toy from a few pages back saw this Hulk/Ghost Rider fusion dance and got jealous?
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:57 AM

Finally saw some of the new Cap Legends figures at a TRU today; naturally, only multiples of the two Cap figures were left on the peg. :p Sadly, still no luck finding Black Cat from the Spidey Legends. :(



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:58 AM

Still no Spidey Legends, Cap legends out, but I can only find WWII cap.


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