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@  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.

@  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.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:49 AM

Worth it?
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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:12 AM

I suppose. Certainly not worth the original price. Ten dollars less would have been nice but $40 is about as good as it was going to get I suppose.

 

It's way the hell too small to be an actual Helicarrier in my mind unless you put some really small toy jets and such on it. But for me it works in my headcanon as a "High-Altitude Mobile Deployment Platform" (aka a "Minicarrier") for troop transport and insertion and such.

 

I have no clue where the hell I'm going to put this thing. :doh



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 02:46 AM

Finally spotted some of the Spidey Legends at a TRU today. Of course, all that was left were a pair of Amazing and Superior Spideys. :( And below them were about ten Captain Americas.

 

...Someone remind me again why these new Legends cases continue to have multiples of the 'main' hero that will clog shelves once they hit saturation quicker than the others? :angry Then again, the nearby Target never got rid of their Constrictors and Klaws, so the stores around here are probably really afraid of second-stringer characters by now...



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:34 AM

Because toy companies (and retailers) continue to think that the main, big name heroes sell better than they actually do.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:51 AM

Bought the entire ML Cap series today, save WWII Cap.  Still on the fence about him.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

They look SO pretty. :love

 

*must continue to resist*



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:08 PM

I just picked up the 3.75" Winter Soldier line Super-Soldier Cap. I promtly removed his shield from his arm, tossed the figure into the Bin of No Return™ and gave the shield to Marvel Universe Commander Rogers.

 

Yep. Looks much better on him. :thumbsup



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:20 AM

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:23 AM

Wow.  Such a long and skinny neck.  *adds figure to the never buy list*  If it goes on clearance, maybe I can justify it for the shield.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:39 PM

I'm so weak.  :D  I found the complete Spider-Man ML wave today at Target and had to bite.  I left Amazing Spidey and Electro, since they are not going to be switched out in future cases.  Bought the necessities, though.  Even though I am not a huge fan of the Beetle character, I am hard pressed to find a figure that stands out as my favorite.  

 

Beetle is an impressive, freaky looking insect warrior.  I love the wings that attach to the back, and he can get in some great flying poses.  Black Cat continues Hasbro's recent running streak of great looking female figures.  She has some limits in articulation due to the side of her hips and the hair they gave her, but she is absolutely beautiful.  Superior Spider-Man is the best Spidey figure ever.  Period.  If the lines were cleaner on his face, he would be perfect.  This seams to be an issue with all Superior Spider-Man figures.  Carnage, like Superior Spidey, is the best version ever made.  It is like he just popped out of the comics, ready for mayhem and slaughter.

 

I plan to get all the variants, as well as Amazing Spider-Man, but I am trying to spread things out a bit.  Not sure I really care for Electro, but I have a preference for comic look figures and normally avoid movie style figures.  I might as well finish Ultimate Green Goblin, though...

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:13 PM

*whines* :(



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

All of my envy. :angry



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:06 PM

I just picked up the 3.75" Winter Soldier line Super-Soldier Cap. I promtly removed his shield from his arm, tossed the figure into the Bin of No Return™ and gave the shield to Marvel Universe Commander Rogers.

 

Yep. Looks much better on him. :thumbsup

bin of no return?

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:07 PM

I can't buy that Superior Spidey. The lines are just a damn mess and I DO NOT enjoy painting webs. Plus eff SpOck.

The Amazing figure might be my favorite 6inch Spidey to date.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:12 PM

DAT BLACK CAT



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:37 PM

Indeed, that's a nice figure.

 

The whole Captain America line was up this morning, but now the grunts are gone:

 

http://www.hasbrotoy...=820&PG=1&ST=NW

 

I foolishly thought they would stick around until this evening.  At least the rest are there!


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:13 PM

I found the Spider-man Legends at my target. The only one missing was Black Cat.(Weird, right?)

I could only afford to pick up Otto and Carnage, but I might go back and get movie Spider-man and Ultimate Beetle eventually.

 

Carnage is basically everything he needs to be. Sure he could have used some alternate weapon hands, but I'm not sure how realistic it would be to expect something like that.

 

Superior Spider-man is.. good, but I kind of wish that they either included his gauntlets and backpack(with or without the legs), or did the first version of the suit instead.

As is I think he's a little too bare.

 

I'm still not too great at posing these guys. I'm used to Japanese stuff.

 

edit: Next month I plan on buying the two existing waves of the iron Man 3 Legends.

Is this a good idea? That Iron Monger looks pretty sweet.

 

In general I want to try and keep my Marvel collection to just Spider and Iron people. If only so I don't get too overwhelmed.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:31 PM

Ugh. I hate scalpers in my area.

 

All I want is Now Cap or Red Skull. That's all I ask for.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:34 PM

My local Target finally got these lines in. The had both Caps, Hydra, AIM, Zemo, Superior and Amazing Spideys, Black Cat, Beetle, and Electro.

 

I very nearly walked out with 7 figures, but through supreme willpower and self control I didn't get any of them. I threw in my lot with 3.75" stuff, and that's the scale I need to stick to. :(



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:36 AM

My local Target finally got these lines in. The had both Caps, Hydra, AIM, Zemo, Superior and Amazing Spideys, Black Cat, Beetle, and Electro.

 

I very nearly walked out with 7 figures, but through supreme willpower and self control I didn't get any of them. I threw in my lot with 3.75" stuff, and that's the scale I need to stick to. :(

 

Solidarity my brother!  

 

I'm fighting the same battle.  I HAD the whole wave in my Hasbro cart yesterday morning, but self-control won.  I mean, I already have Baron Zemo, and an AIM goon (and plenty of 'Caps) in 3.75" why do I need them at 6"?

 

... Plus I kinda want to save my Marvel Monies for Guardians of the Galaxy.  I think I'm going to fall hard for those toys.


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