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@  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?

@  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.


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#1581 Strafe

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 04:12 PM

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 10:20 PM

Dake: I got the set from BBTS.

 

Strafe: I almost had a heart attack. For some reason when I saw your picture I assumed it was a promo shot for the upcoming 4th wave of Marvel/Avengers Infinite figures. They're releasing Star-Lord, Drax, and Rocket/Groot again so I was hoping these were new figures despite the rumors of the three-pack individual releases. But I see now they're the Legends figures.

 

*sigh*



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 01:32 AM

I felt guilty for all of two seconds, but that was quickly obliterated by the notion that my crappy photography was misconstrued briefly for something official.

And now I dance the dance of the happy.



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:32 PM

My NOVA figure arrived today, and he is absolutely SPECTACULAR...!

 

 

...aside from the gummy plastic he's made of...

 

 

...and the fact he has two left forearms...

 

 

...

 

 

*sigh*

 

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:44 PM

Damnit EE, ship my stuff faster! Well, get it in stock first, I guess.
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:30 AM

...aside from the gummy plastic he's made of...

The whole figure? :doh



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:19 AM

Except for the torso, yeah. I've never felt a figure whose limbs and head were as flexible as this one. I'm really disappointed. He looks great, but that's about it.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:44 PM

Wow, that's not reassuring; sounds like he might end up a perpetual leaner down the line if he isn't posed properly. And this was the only character in the GotG Legends line that I was interested in, too...

 

*continues to cry at the utter impossibility of finding Black Cat and Black Widow* :(



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:07 PM

I saw one Black Widow and one Black Cat ever. I really wish they'd do something to even those out for people. The shelves are freaking choked with Spider-Men.

 

I have no interest in the Iron Man figure it comes with, so if anyone has the accompanying BAF Groot leg and isn't already using it to complete Groot, I have some Earth dollars set aside in my Paypal account with your name on them. It's the final Groot piece that I need!



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 01:36 AM

I just want Rich. Maybe Draxtista.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:43 PM

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Small continuation - I really dunno why they gave us Stark, he didn't stick around with the team for very long. I can understand why they might not offer up Ronan, but come on. No Nebula?

Would two females in an assortment be ruinous?


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:21 PM

Small continuation - I really dunno why they gave us Stark, he didn't stick around with the team for very long. I can understand why they might not offer up Ronan, but come on. No Nebula?

Would two females in an assortment be ruinous?

 

Two women in one wave of a superhero line would give everyone vaginas, every toy maker and store owner knows that. That's why they work to protect us.

 

(And yes, I mean it would give female consumers an extra vagina. No one gets out unscathed)

 

 

 

My NOVA figure arrived today, and he is absolutely SPECTACULAR...!

 

 

...aside from the gummy plastic he's made of...

 

Yeah, what the crap is up with that? My Nova's arm was tortured and twisted like a prisoner of war. I haven't seen such crappy material and such crappy in-box posing since before Mattel abandoned selling DC Classics in stores in favor of their online pyramid scheme.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:53 AM

(And yes, I mean it would give female consumers an extra vagina. No one gets out unscathed)

 

 

That's harsh. Every month they'd be one period short of an ellipsis.

 

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 03:47 AM

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Small continuation - I really dunno why they gave us Stark, he didn't stick around with the team for very long.

Because Stark is the Bumblebee/Batman/Emmet/Snake Eyes of Marvel Comics. Other than Spider-Man. :p

 

Also... man, Nova looks really good there. Does the gummy plastic extend to the joints, making it feel like they'll stick together and eventually tear off from just posing him?


Edited by Demovere Xeno, 07 June 2014 - 03:48 AM.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:53 AM

Because Stark is the Bumblebee/Batman/Emmet/Snake Eyes of Marvel Comics. Other than Spider-Man. :p

 

And Wolverine.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:30 AM

This new Nova figure bugs me, but to a lesser extent than the first MU one.

 

Take away his red helmet crest, and then see how far apart his eyes are.

 

One of those little things that you can't unsee.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:56 AM


 

Also... man, Nova looks really good there. Does the gummy plastic extend to the joints, making it feel like they'll stick together and eventually tear off from just posing him?

 

 

I'm not totally sure what people are referring to with the gummy plastic. All of the figures in this wave, including Nova, feel solid and have nice, tight joints. I'm not sure if that's abnormal, or what. They have a little give if you try and bend them a little, but I'd prefer that to having them snap. He's an awesome figure. The one part that does feel a bit on the flimsy side are the small pieces holding his pauldrons in place.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:19 AM

Walgreens exclusive Agent Venom?

Seems the packaging has Spidey Legends cross-sell, if that means anything.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:22 AM

Walgreens exclusive Agent Venom?Seems the packaging has Spidey Legends cross-sell, if that means anything.


Well, that's gonna be a nightmare to track down.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:32 AM

 

What. The. Actual. Hell.


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